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

Edith Baer

Female 1912 - 1943  (31 years)


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  • Name Edith Baer 
    Born 2 Apr 1912  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Eby ID Number 00003-616.8000 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone of Edith Baer 
    Died 7 Jun 1943  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I25302  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 

    Father Simon Baer,   b. 22 Dec 1878, Near Zurich, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1969, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Luannah Shantz,   b. 15 Mar 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1953, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1902  [3
    Family ID F6505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Baer - Edith was born near Breslau, Ont., April 2, 1912, and went home to be with her Lord from her father's residence, Kitchener, Ont., on June 7, 1943; aged 31 y. 2 m. 5 d. She leaves to mourn her departure her father and mother (Mr. and Mrs. Simon Baer), 3 brothers (Arthur, Ipperwash; Menasseh, Orillia; and Raymond, Kitchener), 4 sisters (Mrs. Omar Rudy, West Montrose; Mrs. Vernice Schmitt, London; Mrs. Ronald Snider, Waterloo; and Mrs. Mervin Weber, Kitchener), and a large number of relatives and friends. On July 12, 1925 she was baptized and received into the Mennonite church at Breslau. She was a faithful Christian, loyal to her Lord and her church. Among her greatest earthly pleasures was attendance at the regular services in the house of the Lord. She was afflicted with an incurable malady for 21 years, but accepted her lot in a true Christian way. She frequently expressed her desire that her departure might come quickly, and this wish the Lord graciously granted. Physician despaired of her life a number of times, but a kind heavenly Father allowed her the extra years to witness for Him. She will be greatly missed because of her cheerful disposition, her patient acceptance of painful disappointments, and her fine spirit of Christian courage which grew as her life on earth was prolonged. We may all see more clearly for having seen such a shining spiritual light. Funeral services were conducted on June 9 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mervin Weber and at the First Mennonite Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery. The ministers were S.F. Coffman, Merle Shantz, and Oscar Burkholder. Text, I Peter 5: 10.

      Gospel Herald - - Vol. XXXVI, No . 13 - June 24, 1943, Page 263

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Baer / Simon Baer 1878-1969 / his wife Luanna Shantz 1879-1953 / their dau. Edith 1912-1943 / his wife Lydia Shantz 1888-1977

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, June 24, 1943 - Obituary of Edith Baer.

    3. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 20, 1953 - Obituary of Luannah Shantz.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Apr 1912 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Jun 1943 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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