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

Levi R. Witmer[1]

Male 1844 - 1916  (71 years)


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  • Name Levi R. Witmer 
    Born 23 May 1844  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 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
    Agricultural Laborer 
    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  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00135-8291 
    Died 7 May 1916  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9, 10
    Cause: Heart Disease (2 years) - Heart Failure (2 days) 
    Buried Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 9
    Person ID I3550  Generations
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    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

    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 Nancy,   b. 1805, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F33105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary G. Cober,   b. 29 May 1849, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1926, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 14 May 1878  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 13
    Children 
     1. Albert Edward Witmer,   b. 29 Oct 1880, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1907, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     2. Jesse Andrew Witmer,   b. 9 Jul 1882, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1916, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     3. Rosanna "Rosie" Cober,   b. 1883, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1977, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     4. Minnie Amelia Witmer,   b. 20 Jun 1887, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1987, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)
     5. Leslie David Witmer,   b. 30 Jun 1889, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1978, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F1154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Levi R. Witmer, "was born May 23rd, 1844. He was married, May 14th, 1878, to Mary Cober. They reside near Preston, on the old "Witmer Farm" and have a family of four children, namely: Albert, Jesse, Minnie, and Leslie."


      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.].

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      Witmer. - Levi Witmer died May 7, 1916, on the farm near Preston, Ont., where he was born May 23, 1844, and spent his entire life; aged 71 y. 11 m. 14 d. He was married May 14, 1878, to Mary G. Cober, who survives. To them were born 3 sons, and 1 daughter. Two sons, the daughter, and 2 grandchildren are surviving. He became a member of the Mennonite Church about 25 years ago, and has since endeavored to live a consistent life. About one year after joining the church he was ordained as a deacon. A few hours before his departure, he spoke of the next Sunday being communion services, and expressed a desire to have communion in the home on that day. He was buried on May 9, at Wanner's near Hespeler, where services were conducted by Benj. Shantz and David S. Wismer. Text, I Thes. 4: 18.2a


      Gospel Herald - Volume IX, Number 9 - June 1, 1916 - pages 158,159

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I 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..., 464.

    2. [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..., 677.

    3. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-4 Page 12.

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

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

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, June 1, 1916 - Obituary of Levi Witmer.

    7. [S2588] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Cemetery Internet Link.
      [East] In memory of/ Levi WITMER/ May 23, 1844 - May 7, 1916/ Mary G. COBER his wife/ May 29, 1849 - Apr. 22, 1926/ Jesse A. WITMER/ July 9, 1882 - Sep.15, 1916/ Sophia SNYDER his wife/ June 4, 1881- Nov. 7, 1962/ Gordon L. son of Jesse & Sophia WITMER/ July 27, 1913 - Jan. 7, 1917/ Forever with the Lord/ WITMER/
      [West] Albert E./ Oct. 29, 1880 - Jan. 7, 1907/ Verena I. Dau of Jesse & Sophia WITMER/ Nov. 18, 1910 - May 24, 1936/
      [A] Albert [B] Jesse

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

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

    10. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 034865 (1916).
      Name:Levi Witmer Gender:Male Age:71 Birth Date:abt 1845 Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario Death Date:7 May 1916 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    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.

    13. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 011713 (1878).
      Name:Levi Witmer Age:33 Birth Year:abt 1845 Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario Marriage Date:14 May 1878 Marriage Place:Wellington, Ontario, Canada Father:Jacob Witmer Mother:Nancy Witmer Spouse:Mary Cober

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 May 1844 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Agricultural Laborer - 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 - Farmer - 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 MapsMarried - 14 May 1878 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Heart Disease (2 years) - Heart Failure (2 days) - 7 May 1916 - 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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