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

Jeremiah "Jerry" Keffer

Male 1888 - 1954  (66 years)


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  • Name Jeremiah "Jerry" Keffer 
    Born 9 Oct 1888  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Name Jerry Keffer  [4
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-3400 
    Died 26 Dec 1954  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I3400  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2021 

    Father Walter Keffer,   b. 3 Dec 1858, , York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1924, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Catherine Stumpf,   b. 1 Aug 1867, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1958  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1887  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Family ID F27817  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Catherine Schiedel,   b. 23 Jan 1892, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1942, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1915  [6
    Children 
     1. Hannah Keffer,   d. infancy
     2. Edith Belle Keffer,   b. 1 Feb 1918, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Walter Amos Keffer,   b. 20 Apr 1920, Kossuth, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 2001, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Mary Ruberta Keffer,   b. 8 May 1922, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 2008, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Gordon Keffer,   b. 14 Jun 1926,   d. 16 Jun 1926  (Age 0 years)
     6. Carl Willard Keffer
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F5459  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • JEREMIAH KEFFER

      Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 26 for the late Jeremiah Keffer, 66, of New Dundee who died Friday at the K-W Hospital after an illness of about three weeks. An employee of Weston Bakeries Ltd., Kitchener, he was born at Breslau, son of Catherine Keffer and the late Walter Keffer. His marriage to Hannah Catherine Schiedel, who predeceased him, took place at Breslau in 1915. Mr. Keffer was a member of Snyder Mennonite Church, Bloomingdale.

      Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Catherine Keffer, Elmira; two sons, Walter M., New Dundee, and Carl W., Hespeler and two daughters, Miss Eideth Belle, and Mrs. S. (Mary) Kaczmarek and four grandchildren. One son, Gordon, and one daughter, Hannah, pre-deceased him. The body rested at the Keffer Funeral Home until Sunday when removal was made to Snyder Mennonite Church, Bloomingdale, for service. Rev. John Snyder and Rev. Oscar Burkholder were in charge. Interment was in Breslau Mennonite Cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2545] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township North 1891, Section 1 page 53.

    2. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      Keffer/ Jeremiah Keffer/ 1888-1954/ his wife/ Hannah Schiedel/ 1892-1942/ Till we meet again [A] Father [Loose stone against main stone]

    3. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, B., America, N., Municipality, W., & Cemetery, B. (1888). Jeremiah “Jerry” Keffer (1888-1954) - Find A... Retrieved 8 May 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41681690/jeremiah-keffer.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Mary Detweiler - February 7, 1935.

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 10 Mar 1887.
      01 Mar 1887 Walter Keffer of Bridgeport and Catharina Stumpf of Elmira were married by Pastor A.R. Schulz of Elmira.

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Hannah Schield - March 5, 1942.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Oct 1888 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Dec 1954 - Kitchener, 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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