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

Jacob L. Witmer[1]

Male 1862 - 1934  (71 years)


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  • Name Jacob L. Witmer 
    Born 20 Oct 1862  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    U. Brethren 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1910  Burnside Township, Lapeer Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Died 1934  [5
    Residence 1940  Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Eby ID Number 00135-8288.2 
    Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Burnside Twp., Lapeer Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I3539  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Mary Stauffer,   b. 27 Nov 1839, Strasburg (Kitchener) Waterloo Twp., 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  [8
    Family ID F1151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leah Rosenberger,   b. 2 Nov 1867, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950, Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1910  Maple Valley, Sanilac Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F31862  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary

      Brown City, March 14, Jacob L. Witmer, 71 years old, a resident of Brown City 53 years, died Saturday night at his home here. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Mennonite Brethern in Christ church with Rev. W. O. Cline officiating. Burial was in the Protestant cemetery.

      Surviving are his widow and a sister Mrs.Robert Clements, both of Brown City. Mr. Witmer was born in Waterloo county, Ontario, Oct. 20, 1862, and came to vicinity in 1881. He married Miss Leah Rosenberger 24 years ago.

  • 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. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Division 1 Page Number 34.

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

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

    5. [S3231] Find A Grave, Cemetery, E., America, N., County, L., Township, B., & Cemetery, E. (1862). Jacob L. Witmer (1862-1934) - Find A Grave.... Findagrave.com. Retrieved 15 May 2018, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/89570789.

    6. [S670] Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925, Film number: 2342689 Digital GS number: 4209142 Image number: 592 Reference number: v 3 p 1 rn 675.
      Groom's name: Jacob L. Witmer, farmer of Burnside Groom's age: 47 years Groom's birth year: 1863 Groom's birthplace: Canada Bride's name: Leah Rosenberger, housekeeper of Brown City Bride's age: 42 years Bride's birth year: 1868 Bride's birthplace: Canada Marriage date: 05 Jan 1910 Marriage place: Maple Valley, Lapeer, Michigan Groom's father's name: John R. Witmer Groom's mother's name: Mary Stauffer Father of bride's name: Benj. Rosenberger Mother of bride's name: Nancy Schantz

    7. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 17, 1940 - Lydia Rosenberger.

    8. [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.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Oct 1862 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - U. Brethren - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1910 - Burnside Township, Lapeer Co., Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1940 - Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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