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

Aaron S. Witmer[1]

Male 1861 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Aaron S. Witmer 
    Born 15 Mar 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Tunker 
    School 1878  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    SS.19 Clearview School 
    • From the Public School Inspector's Report '96 Promotions for 1878

      Waterloo Township No. 19 (Cleaview) Fifth Class '96 Aaron Witmer, Louis Bohn, Sylvanus Groh, Marshalena Gingrich
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    Pine Bush was a community of immigrants from Mecklenburg in the 1850s who took up small holdings in "lot 6 of the third" concession of Beasley's Lower Block, south of Hespeler and east of Galt. In its heyday from the late 1840s to the 1870s, Pine Bush supported a store run by John Roos, and there was an inn or tavern on the south side of the Pine Bush Road, at the junction with the Hespeler-Galt Back Road.142 Children of the community could attend the log school old SS 19, a little farther west on the north side of Pine Bush Road in Concession 2. It was known as the Pine Bush School from 1848 until 1874, when the new brick schoolhouse on the same site was renamed Clearview.

    Waterloo Township Through Two Centuries
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Laborer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Dunker 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Carpenter 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    United Brethren 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Machinist 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Manager, Furniture Factory 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Church of God 
    Directory 1912  50 Brubacher St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence CA 1916  46 Brubacher St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number 00135-8320 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I3645  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Joseph Witmer,   b. 11 Jul 1812, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1896, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Catherine Sherk,   b. 1 Apr 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1911, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    alt. marriage 24 May 1852 
    Married 24 Aug 1852  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12, 13
    Family ID F262094  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Ann Thomas,   b. 15 Oct 1865, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 13 Nov 1887  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Violet Witmer,   b. 1890, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Alta Violet Witmer,   b. 8 Mar 1891, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. May Witmer,   b. May 1893, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Flosy Witmer,   b. 14 May 1893, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Elton Laverne Witmer,   b. 11 Oct 1896, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F1184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Aaron S. Witmer, "was born March 15th, 1861. He is married to Lydia Thomas and resides in Berlin where he is engaged as a cabinet maker. They have one child named Altie Violet."


      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..., 536.

    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..., 680.

    3. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-7 Page 7.

    4. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 3.

    5. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 1 Page 41.

    6. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 2 Page 15.

    7. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 26 Pg 11.

    8. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 24.

    9. [S1760] Directory - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Vernon's City of Berlin and Town of Waterloo and Bridgeport Directory 1912-13.

    10. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Joseph Witmer, joiner of Waterloo Twp. married 24 Aug 1852 at Greenbush by license to Catharine Scherk.

    11. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of The United Lutheran and German Reformed Protestant Church, Greenbush, Waterloo Twp., 1 Jan. 1852 - 1 Jan. 1853 #226.
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    12. [S2575] aaaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 3 Page 22.

    13. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 11 Page 74.

    14. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Aaron Witmer Born: Canada Age: 26 Father: Joseph Witmer Mother: Catharine Witmer Born: abt 1861 Spouse: Lydia Thomas Age: 22 born: Canada Father: William Thomas Mother: Hannah Thomas married 13 Nov 1887

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Mar 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Tunker - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSchool - SS.19 Clearview School - 1878 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Dunker - 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 MapsMarried - 13 Nov 1887 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Brethren - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Machinist - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manager, Furniture Factory - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of God - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 1912 - 50 Brubacher St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - CA 1916 - 46 Brubacher St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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