Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Daniel Bechtel Detweiler

Daniel Bechtel Detweiler[1, 2, 3]

Male 1860 - 1919  (59 years)

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  • Name Daniel Bechtel Detweiler 
    Born 10 Apr 1860  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Cheese Maker 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Button Agent 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1899  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    manufacturer 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Traveler 
    Public Service 1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Council of the Board of Trade 
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    Residence 1908  23 Ahrens St. E. Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Manufacturer, Boots & Shoes 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Methodist 
    Died 18 Apr 1919  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 12
    Cause: cancer of stomach and bowels (1 year & 8 months) 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Name D. B. Detweiler 
    Eby ID Number 00029-2318 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I32028  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Rev. Enoch R. Detweiler,   b. 7 Mar 1818, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1874, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Abigail Bechtel,   b. 8 Oct 1821, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1913, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 1841  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Family ID F3486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Amanda "Amanda" Albright,   b. 19 May 1864, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1893  (Age 29 years) 
    Children 
     1. Bertha May Detweiler,   b. 1 Feb 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Irene Detweiler,   b. 1 Apr 1888, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1888  (Age 0 years)
     3. Milton Detweiler,   b. 20 Sep 1889, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. George Franklin Detweiler,   b. 1 Nov 1892, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F5506  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Adelaide "Adelaide" Moyer,   b. 14 Dec 1868, Campden, Lincoln Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1959  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1899  , Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Arthur Detweiler,   b. 16 Nov 1899, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Russell Detweiler,   b. Jun 1901, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F6540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Apr 1860 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cheese Maker - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Button Agent - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - manufacturer - 1899 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jan 1899 - , Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Traveler - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Council of the Board of Trade - 1906 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer, Boots & Shoes - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cancer of stomach and bowels (1 year & 8 months) - 18 Apr 1919 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , 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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  • Photos
    Detweiler, Daniel B. 1860-1919.jpg
    Detweiler, Daniel B. 1860-1919.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Daniel B. Detweiler," was born April 10th, 1860. He is engaged as a travelling agent for The J. Y. Shantz & Son Button Co. He resides on Ahrens Street, Berlin, and was married to Amanda Albright who was born May 19th, 1864, and died September 11th, 1893. His family consists of three children, namely: VII Bertha May, VII Milton, and VII George Franklin."


      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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      DANIEL B. DETWEILER 1860-1919

      Daniel B. Detweiler was one of the three "fathers of hydro" in Ontario. After years of hard effort, in association with others, his dream of hydro electric power as a provincial undertaking became a reality. He travelled dusty county roads on his bicycle seeking the support of councils in the project.

      A cairn erected in 1935 in his native Roseville is a monument to his participation in the enterprise. In 1963, Ontario Hydro named the transformer station at Petersburg after him. In 1918 he developed water power near Michipicoten on Lake Superior and organized the Algoma factory and in 1901 joined a shoe company.

      Detweiler was a leading member and President of the Board of Trade and a member of the Kitchener Light Commission


      The Waterloo Region Hall of Fame website https://www.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/en/exhibits/region-hall-of-fame.aspx

  • 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..., 211.

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-5 Page 9.

    3. [S173] Ancestry.com.

    4. [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..., 526.

    5. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      West: Daniel B Detweiler / Apr.10, 1860-Apr.18, 1919 / his wife / Amanda Albright / May 20, 1864-Sept.11, 1893 / his wife / S. Adelaide Moyer / Dec.14, 1868-Mar.17, 1959 / Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord / their works do follow themj / Detweiler

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 010005-99.
      Daniel B. DETWEILER, 38, manufacturer, Roseville - Waterloo twp, Berlin Ont., widower, s/o Enoch & Abigail DETWEILER, married, Sarah Adelaide MOYER, 30, Campden -Lincoln Co, St Catharines, d/o, Tilman S. & Elizabeth MOYER, witn: D. W. & Araminta PARR, both of Tintern, Ont, 25 Jan 1899, at St Catharines

    7. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, Div. 1 Page 39.

    8. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 34 Page 6.

    9. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871.

    10. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 46.

    11. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 63.

    12. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub District 29 Page 27.

    13. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

    14. [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..., 522.

    15. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852.
      Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister Of The German Evangelical Church, , At Green Bush, Waterloo Township, 31 Aug. 1841 To 31 Aug. 1842
      Enoch Dettwiler, Yeom. , Of Dumfries, To Abigail Bechtel, Of Wilmot. Wit. George Bechtel, Of Wilmot And John Dettwiler, Of Dumfries, Both Farmers