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

John Witmer[1, 2]

Male 1838 - 1933  (94 years)


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  • Name John Witmer 
    Born 11 Sep 1838  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Birth Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1860  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1929  Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Eby ID Number 00135-8301 
    Died 14 Feb 1933  Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: Abscess of neck resulting from infected tooth 8 Feb 1933 - Surgery to remove tooth and dra 
    Person ID I3577  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father Abraham Witmer,   b. CALC 27 Feb 1808, Of, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Catharine Groh,   b. 25 Nov 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Funk,   b. CALC 19 Jan 1843, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1913, Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1860  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F1162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Sep 1838 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Apr 1860 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Witmer, "is married to Hannah Funk. They reside in Elice Township, Huron County, where he follows farming." In 1851 John lived with his grandparents John Groh and his wife Susannah.


      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..., 678.

    2. [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..., 732.

    3. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      John Wittmer aged 22 of Guelph Township, born Guelph Township son of Abraham Wittmer and Catharine Groh married 29 Apr 1860 to Hannah Funk aged 17 of Waterloo born Canada West daughter of Henry Funk and Caharine Sikrist

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 1 pg 33.

    5. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 27262 (1933), John Witmer.
      d. 14 Feb 1933 Listowel, Perth, Ontario, Canada Listowel Memorial Hospital Witmer, John Bismark Street, Listowel

      Male Racial origin: German Widowed Birthplace: Wellesley Twp. Birthdate:11 Sep 1838 Age of Deceased: 94 yrs, 5 mos., 3 days Occupation: Retired farmer Father: Abram Witmer Birthplace of Father: Waterloo Maiden name of Mother: Catherine Groh Birthplace: Waterloo Name of informant: James Campbell, Listowel, Son-in-Law

      Illness from 31 Jan 1933 to 14 Feb 1933 Cause: Abscess of neck resulting from infected tooth 8 Feb 1933 - Surgery to remove tooth and drainage of abscess No autopsy

    6. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      John Wittmer, 22, res. Guelph, b. Guelph, son of Abram & Catherine (Groh), married 29 Apr 1860 Hannah Funk, 17, res. Waterloo, b. Canada, daughter of Henry & Catherine (Sekrist)

    7. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Isaac Witmer February 28, 1929.