Waterloo Region Generations
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Menno C. Cressman

Menno C. Cressman

Male 1861 - 1953  (91 years)

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  • Name Menno C. Cressman 
    Born 5 Nov 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Name M. C. Cressman 
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Famer 
    Occupation 1891  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Store Clerk 
    Residence 1891  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Evangelical 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Merchant 
    Occupation 1911  82 King St. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Dry Goods Merchant, Dry Goods Store 
    Kitchener-M.C.Cressman-0001-drygoodsinvoice.jpg
    Kitchener-M.C.Cressman-0001-drygoodsinvoice.jpg
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Old Mennonite 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Merchant, Dry Goods 
    Residence 1921  38 Chapel St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00028-2145 
    Died 10 Apr 1953  [4, 8
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    Person ID I31  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    Father Samuel S. Cressman,   b. 30 Mar 1817, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Barbara Cressman,   b. 8 Jul 1823, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1896, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1841  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 13, 14, 15
    Family ID F5358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Ann Nahrgang,   b. 18 Nov 1864, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1948, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1887  [1, 16
    Children 
     1. Grace Geraldine Cressman,   b. 30 Jan 1892, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Joseph Boyd "Boyd" Cressman,   b. 17 Oct 1896, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Ann Nahrgang,   b. 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Jun 1887  [9
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F253435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Menno C. Cressman
    Menno C. Cressman

  • Notes 
    • Menno C. Cressman, "was born near New Dundee, Ontario, November 5th, 1861. On June 28th, 1887, he was married to Mary Ann, daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann Nahrgang. They reside in the town of Berlin where he, in company with Mr. Eli Hallman, is engaged in the dry goods business, King Street East, a few blocks east of market building. His family consists of one child named Grace Geraldine, born January 30th, 1892."


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      Cressman, - Menno C., son of Samuel and Barbara (Cressman) Cressman, was born near New Dundee, Ont., Nov. 5, 1861; died at his late residence April 10, 1953; aged 91 y. 5 m. 5 d. He was the last member of his family, having had 12 brothers and sisters. On June 28, 1887, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Nahrgang, who preceded him in death in 1948. To this union were born Grace-Mrs. Melvin Shuh and Joseph Boyd. In 1892 he and his wife moved to Berlin (now Kitchener) where he established a dry goods business. He had a book department in the store and procured his literature from the Mennonite Publishing House. He retired from the business in 1927. Soon after coming to Berlin they joined the First Mennonite Church under the influence of Bishop John S. Coffman, where he remained a staunch adherent until death. He took a very active part in church and was deeply interested in missions. He served as superintendent and for over 50 years as a Sunday-school teacher. The beginning of the Sunday-school conference in Ontario owed much to him. He also helped to pioneer young people's meetings and evening preaching in the 1890's. Until the organization of the present board he served as Ontario treasurer of missions. Later he served a term on the executive committee of the Mission Board at Elkhart. In civic affairs he served for more than 25years as treasurer of the Kitchener-Waterloo Orphanage Board. He leaves to mourn his loss, his daughter, son, 8 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. His family and friends will cherish his memory with love and affection as a devoted father and Christian as well as a spirited and generous man. Funeral services were held in the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., April 13, in charge of Merle Shantz and S. F. Coffman, with interment in the First Mennonite Cemetery.


      Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 18 - May 5, 1953--- page 429, 430

  • 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..., 493.

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-7 Page 9.

    3. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 19.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, May 5, 1953 - Obituary of Menno C. Cressman.

    5. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 26 Pg 9.

    6. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 1 Page 23.

    7. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 30 Page 12.

    8. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Cressman / In loving memory of / Mary Ann Nahrgang / Nov.18, 1864 / Sept. 10, 1948 / dear wife of / Menno C. Cressman / in loving memory of / Menno C. Cressman / Nov.5, 1861 / Apr.10, 1953 / dear husband of Mary Ann Nahrgang

    9. [S699] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1891, Section 1 Page 29.

    10. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

    11. [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..., 480.

    12. [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..., 489.

    13. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Eby, Benjamin - Minister of the Mennonist Society, Berlin.
      Samuel Kressman, To Barbara Kressman, Both Of Waterloo. 13 Apr. 1841. Wit. Joseph Kressman And Henry Eby

    14. [S844] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1861, Sect. 1 Page 6.

    15. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 16 Apr 1841 Pg 16.
      13 Apr 1841 Pastor Benjamin Eby m. Samuel KRESSMANN to Barbara KRESSMANN, both from Waterloo Tp.

    16. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 5, 1948 - Obituary of Mary Ann Nahrgang Cressman.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Nov 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Famer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Clerk - 1891 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical - 1891 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Dry Goods Merchant, Dry Goods Store - 1911 - 82 King St. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Old Mennonite - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant, Dry Goods - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1921 - 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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