Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Magdalena Gerber

Female 1868 - 1959  (91 years)


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  • Name Magdalena Gerber 
    Born 9 Apr 1868  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Name Magdalena Boshart 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Amish 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1911  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Amish 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-25273 
    Died 28 Sep 1959  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    Buried 3 Oct 1959  St. Agatha Mennonite Cemetery, St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Person ID I25273  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Peter K. Gerber,   b. 1835, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Magdalena K. Lichti,   b. 1841, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1869, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1860  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F36003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Peter K. Gerber,   b. 1835, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Family ID F265958  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jonas Boshart,   b. 18 Aug 1866, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1939, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1889  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Moses Boshart,   b. 1 Oct 1890, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1924, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     2. Ervin Boshart,   b. Sep 1892, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Boshart,   b. 29 Sep 1892, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1969, Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Annetta "Netta" Boshart,   b. 29 Aug 1894, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1977  (Age 82 years)
     5. Mary Boshart,   b. 29 Aug 1896, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1985, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. Lily G. Boshart,   b. 9 Jun 1898, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1979  (Age 80 years)
     7. Menno Boshart,   b. 9 Aug 1899, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1995, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     8. Simon Boshart,   b. 26 Oct 1900, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1974, Lowville, Lewis, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     9. Aaron Boshart,   b. 10 Dec 1904, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1990, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     10. Gideon Boshart,   b. 6 Feb 1906,   d. 9 Oct 1963, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     11. Leah Luella "Luella" Boshart,   b. 5 Apr 1907, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1987  (Age 79 years)
     12. Elmina "Minnie" Boshart,   b. 8 Jan 1911, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 2007, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     13. Lauretta Boshart,   b. 17 May 1912, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 2011  (Age 99 years)
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F6492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Apr 1868 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Amish - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Sep 1889 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Amish - 1911 - St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Sep 1959 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 3 Oct 1959 - St. Agatha Mennonite Cemetery, St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Boshart, Magdalena, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gerber, was born April 9, 1868, in Wilmot Twp., Ont., died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Witmer, Hespeler, Ont., aged 91 years. She was married to Jonas Boshart, who died in 1939. Surviving are 5 sons and 6 daughters (John, Watertown, N.Y.; Menno, Kitchener; Simon, Lowville, N.Y.; Aaron, Wellesley; Gideon, Baden; Elmina - Mrs. Edward Witmer, Hespeler; Netta - Mrs. Moses Gingerich, Glenfield, N.Y.; Mary, Lily - Mrs. Ezra Brenneman, and Lauretta - Mrs. Eldon Witmer, Kitchener; and Luella - Mrs. Clarence Erb, Sebringville), 39 grandchildren, 79 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. One son died in 1917, and 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren also preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where funeral services were conducted on Oct. 3, in charge of Edgar Metzler; interment in St. Agatha A.M. Cemetery.

      Gospel Herald - Volume LII, Number 47 - December 8, 1959 - pages 1047, 1048

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      Mrs. Magdalena Boshart, a native of Wilmot township, died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Witmer, Hespeler, at the age of 91 years, following a short illness. She was the former Magdalena Gerber and was born April 9, 1868, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gerber. Her husband, Jonas Boshart, predeceased her in 1939. Survivors include five sons, John of Watertown, N.Y., Menno of Kitchener, Simon of Lowville, N.Y., Aaron of Wellesley, Gideon of Baden; six daughters, Mrs. Witmer, Mrs. Moses (Netta) Gingerich of Glenfield, N.Y., Miss Mary, Mrs. Ezra (Lily) Brenneman and Mrs. Eldon (Lauretta) Witmer of Kitchener, Mrs. Clarence (Luella) Erb of Sebringville; five great, great-grandchildren, 78 great grandchildren and 39 grandchildren. One son, Moses, died in 1917. Eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren predeceased her. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon with service at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, of which the departed was a member. Rev. Edgar Metzler officiated and internment was in the St. Agatha A. M. cemetery.

      New Hamburg Independent, October 9, 1959
      GREAT-GRANDMOTHER OF 88 PASSES AT 91 - by Record Correspondent - HESPELER - Mrs. Magdalena Boshart, 91, of Hespeler, a great-great-grandmother of five, grandmother of 88, grandmother of 48, and mother of six sons and six daughters, died yesterday. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward (Elmina) Witmer of 28 Bella St., Hespeler. Born April 9, 1868, in Wilmot Township, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gerber. She was a member of First Mennonite Church. Her husband, Jonas Boshart, died in 1939. Survivors include five sons, John of Watertown, N.Y., Menno of Kitchener, Simon of Lowville, N.Y., Aaron of Wellesley, Gideon of Baden; six daughters, Mrs. Witmer, Mrs. Moses (Netta) Gingerich of Glenfield N.Y., Miss Mary, Mrs. Ezra (Lily) Brenneman and Mrs. Eldon (Lauretta) Witmer of Kitchener, Mrs. Clarence (Luella) Erb of Sebringville; five great-great-grandchildren, 79 great-grandchildren and 39 grandchildren. One son, Moses, died in 1917. Eight grandchildren predeceased her. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, Kitchener, until Saturday noon when removal will be made to the church for funeral at 3 p.m. Rev. Edgar Metzler will officiate. Burial will be in St. Agatha Amish Mennonite Cemetery. Donations to the Gideons will be accepted as expressions of Sympathy.

      Unidentified Newspaper Obituary

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley E-1 Page 9.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, December 8, 1959 - Obituary of Magdalena Boshart.

    3. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Wilmot Twp. 1911 Div. 9 Page 9.

    4. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 4 Page 46.

    5. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 3 Page 65.

    6. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, Obituary of Mrs. Magdalena Boshart - October 9, 1959.

    7. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Magdalena Gerber - Boshart.

    8. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Peter Gerber b. France res: Wilmot Township Age: 24 born abt 1836 father: Peter mother: Barbara married Magdaline Lichti Age:: 18 born abt 1842 b. Wilmot Township Spouse res: Wilmot Township father: John L. mother: Elizabeth married 18 Sep 1860 county: Waterloo

    9. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 5, 1939 Obituary of Jonas Boshart.