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

Elmina Honsberger[1]

Female 1885 - 1953  (67 years)


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  • Name Elmina Honsberger 
    Born 17 Dec 1885  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Name Elmina Brubacher 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1921  Erbsville, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00057-3890.13 
    Died 3 May 1953  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Buried Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I2617  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Abraham Hunsberger,   b. 5 Mar 1834, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1912, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Sherk,   b. 30 Jan 1843, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1924  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1862  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Family ID F841  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jacob G. Brubacher,   b. 2 May 1881, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1963, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1908  [5
    Children 
     1. Elmer Grant Brubacher,   b. 23 Nov 1911, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1986, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Mary Elizabeth Brubacher,   b. 7 Nov 1913, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 2009, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     3. Howard Brubacher,   b. 1915, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ruth Adell Brubacher,   b. 31 Mar 1927, Of, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1998, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F6355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Dec 1885 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Erbsville, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 May 1953 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Brubacher, -- Elmina, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth (Sherk) Hunsberger, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., Dec. 17, 1885; passed away at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, May 3, 1953; aged 67 y. 4 m. 17 d. In her youth she accepted Christ under the evangelistic efforts of Eli S. Hallman, uniting with the congregation at the David Eby Church, now the Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ont. On Sept. 2, 1908, she was united in marriage to Jacob G. Brubacher. To this union were born 4 children (Elmer G., Howard A., Mary-Mrs. Clare E. Cressman, and Ruth-Mrs. Willis Cressman, Bloomingdale). Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, one sister (Mary Ann, Preston, Ont.), and 2 brothers (Noah, St. Jacobs, Ont.; and Abraham, Bridgeport, Ont.). She was preceded in death by her brother Moses, Lenna, Menno, Enos, and Lydia-Mrs. Ezra Shantz. Her radiant smile and words of encouragement will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially in the church and Sunday school where she served faithfully as long as health permitted. Funeral services were conducted by Clare Shantz and J. N. Martin at the Erb Street Church.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 22 - June 2, 1953 --- page 533, 534

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 816.

    2. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-4 Page 9.

    3. [S155] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Erb Street Mennonite CC#4512 Internet Link.
      Brubacher / Elmina Hunsberger / 1885-1953 / Jacob G. Brubacher / 1881-1963

    4. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 4 Page 10.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Elmina Brubacher - June 2, 1953.

    6. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, Erbsville Sub Dist 4 1921 Page 3.

    7. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 4 Apr 1862.
      "Hunschberger - Scherk: 1st inst: Abraham Hunschberger to Elizabeth Scherk, of Wilmot." By Rev. Mr. Bindeman, at Greenbush, Berlin:

    8. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Abram Hunsberger Birth Place: Wilmot Township Residence: Wilmot Township Age: 28 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834 Father Name: Archibald Mother Name: Molly Jantz Spouse Name: Elisabeth Scherch Spouse's Age: 19 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843 Spouse Birth Place: Wilmot Township Spouse residence: Wilmot Township Spouse Father Name: John Spouse Mother Name: Magdalene Grobe Marriage Date: 1 Apr 1862 Marriage County: Waterloo

    9. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.

    10. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Abraham Hunsberger - November 14, 1912.

    11. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 3 Apr 1862.
      Apr. 1, 1862 Elisabeth Scherch and Abraham Hunschberger, both of Wilmot, by Rev. Bindemann