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

John R. Witmer

Male 1835 - 1881  (45 years)


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  • Name John R. Witmer 
    Born 30 Nov 1835  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1857  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    blacksmith 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Blacksmith 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Blacksmith 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    U. Brethren 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    blacksmith 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Blacksmith 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00135-8288 
    Died 8 Oct 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Cause: Typhoid fever (2 weeks) 
    Buried Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I3537  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father Jacob Witmer,   b. 27 Dec 1801, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1888, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother 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  [11, 12
    Family ID F1144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Jacob Witmer,   b. 27 Dec 1801, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1888, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F24227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Stauffer,   b. 27 Nov 1839, Strasburg, (Kitchener) Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1908  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1857  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Lydia Witmer,   b. 27 Nov 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jacob Witmer,   b. Oct 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934  (Age ~ 71 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F1151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Nov 1835 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - blacksmith - 1857 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jul 1857 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 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 - Blacksmith - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - U. Brethren - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - blacksmith - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 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: Typhoid fever (2 weeks) - 8 Oct 1881 - Waterloo Twp., 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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  • Notes 
    • John Witmer, "was born November 30th, 1835. He was married to Mary Stauffer. After their marriage they resided at Shantz Station, thence they moved to Lapeer County, Michigan, where he died October 8th, 1881, leaving a family of two children, namely: Jacob and Lydia."


      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..., 676.

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

    3. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 18496-1881 John R. Witmer.

    4. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).
      In memory of / John R. Witmer / died / Oct 8,1881 / aged / 46 yrs 10 mo. 10 d. / Yet again we hope to meet thee / when the day of life is fed / then in heaven with joy to greet thee / where no parting tear is shed

    5. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 7 Jan 1836:18.
      few weeks ago The family of Jacob Witmer was blessed with a son.

    6. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Division 1 Page Number 34.
      John WITMER M Male Swiss 45 O Blacksmith Mennonite
      Stouffer Mary WITMER M Female Swiss 41 O Mennonite
      Lydia WITMER Female Swiss 21 O Mennonite
      Jacob WITMER Male Swiss 18 O Mennonite

    7. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 31.

    8. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 1 Page 34.

    9. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 6 Page 44.

    10. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      John R. Wittmer, blacksmith of Waterloo Twp? married 12 Jul 1857 in Waterloo Twp. by banns to Mary Staufer of Waterloo Twp.

    11. [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.

    12. [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.