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

Jacob Witmer[1, 2]

Male 1801 - 1888  (86 years)


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  • Name Jacob Witmer 
    Born 27 Dec 1801  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00135-8277 
    Died 17 Apr 1888  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9
    Cause: old age 
    Buried Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I3510  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Father Rev Abraham Witmer,   b. 1767, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1837, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Anna Eversole,   b. 7 Apr 1777, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1858  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F1133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna "Nancy" Reist,   b. 24 Apr 1807, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1888, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1828  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Susannah Witmer,   b. CALC 3 May 1829,   d. 2 May 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years)
     2. Anna Witmer,   b. 27 Aug 1831, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1878  (Age 46 years)
     3. Abraham R. Witmer,   b. 3 Oct 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1913, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. John R. Witmer,   b. 30 Nov 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1881, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     5. Henry Witmer,   b. 11 Oct 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1888, Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     6. Jacob Witmer,   b. 30 Jun 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Levi R. Witmer,   b. 23 May 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1916, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     8. Elizabeth Witmer,   b. 26 Apr 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Noah Witmer,   b. 23 Oct 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. David Witmer,   b. 23 Nov 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F1144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. John R. Witmer,   b. 30 Nov 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1881, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     2. Henry Witmer,   b. 11 Oct 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1888, Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     3. Levi R. Witmer,   b. 23 May 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1916, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. David Witmer,   b. 23 Nov 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F24227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Nancy,   b. 1805, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Anne Witmer,   b. 1831, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Abraham R. Witmer,   b. 3 Oct 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1913, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Levi R. Witmer,   b. 23 May 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1916, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Elizabeth Witmer,   b. 1851, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F33105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Witmer, "was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, December 27th, 1801. On September 14th, 1828, he was married to Anna Reist who was born April 24th, 1807, and died March 4th, 1888. After their marriage they moved on his father's old place near Preston where he died April 17th, 1888. To them were born ten children"


      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.].

  • 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..., 173.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 22 Mar 1888.
      Died 4 Mar 1888 Anna Witmer, née Reist, wife of Jakob Witmer, died near Preston at age of 80 years, 10 months, & 9 days.

    3. [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..., 675.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      gives age and country of birth

    5. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 11.

    6. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 2 Page 25.

    7. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 26 Apr 1888.
      Died 17 Apr 1888 Jakob Witmer died near Preston at age of 84 years.

    8. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 10 Page 73.

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 26Apr 1888.
      Died 17 Apr 1888 Jakob Witmer died near Preston at age of 84 years.

    10. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Dec 1801 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Sep 1828 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 17 Apr 1888 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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