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

John Henry Schiedel[1]

Male 1886 - 1944  (57 years)


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  • Name John Henry Schiedel 
    Born 24 Mar 1886  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Milk Vendor 
    Residence 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00102-5733.3 
    Died 6 Mar 1944  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I3396  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2023 

    Father Menno Schiedel,   b. 11 Jun 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1931, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Hefkey,   b. 26 May 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1949, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married Mar 1887  [7
    Family ID F1106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edna Schmidt,   b. 24 Dec 1891, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1977  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1911  [5
    Children 
     1. Joseph Earl Schiedel,   b. 6 Mar 1914,   d. 16 Aug 1962  (Age 48 years)
     2. John C. Schiedel,   b. 1920,   d. 1920  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F7884  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Schiedel.-John Henry Schiedel, son of the late Menno Schiedel and Mrs. Schiedel, Breslau, Ont., passed away at his home in Baden, Ont., March 6, 1944, in his 58th year. He was born near Breslau, March 24, 1886. In his early twenties he was converted and united with the Cressman Mennonite Church in Breslau. In 1921, he and his family moved to a farm near Petersburg, Ont., and he transferred his membership to the Latschar Mennonite Church. On Jan. 25, 1911, he was married to Edna Schmitt of Centreville, who survives him. He also leaves to mourn his passing, 2 sons (J. Earl, Bridgeport, Ont.; and Lloyd H., Nanaimo, B. C.), 2 daughters (Ruby, wife of Orrie Litwiller, Baden; and Audrey, at home). Also his aged mother, one brother (Allan), and a sister (Mrs. Jacob Randall), all of Breslau. A son John died in infancy. Bro. John was a devoted Christian and always had a ready testimony for his beloved Saviour and Lord. He was a comparatively young man, but had gone through a great deal of suffering, especially during the last few years of his life. While much attached to his family, yet because of his intense suffering, he had a great longing to go home and be with his Lord and Saviour. He had a great interest in lost souls, which became very evident in his last illness when he was constantly testifying to the saving power of Christ. The funeral was conducted at his home in Baden, March 10, by the brethren M. S. Hallman and Michael Roth, and at the Cressman Mennonite Church at Breslau by brethren Oscar Burkholder and Lorne Schmitt. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

      "Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding
      O'er the spoils that death has won,
      We would, at this sad bereavement.
      Calmly say, 'Thy will be done.'"


      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVII, No . 3 - April 21, 1944, page 63

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 252.

    2. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.

    3. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-5 Page 4.

    4. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      John H.Schiedel / 1886-1944 / his beloved wife / Edna Schmidt / 1891-1977 / Schiedel

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, April 21, 1944 - Obituary of John Henry Schiedel.

    6. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 4.

    7. [S2575] Census - ON, Waterloo Township - 1891, Sect. 2 Page 3.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Mar 1886 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Milk Vendor - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Mar 1944 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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