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

Henry Witmer[1]

Male 1814 - 1893  (78 years)


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  • Name Henry Witmer 
    Born 29 Sep 1814  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennomite 
    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 
    Eby ID Number 00135-8322 
    Died 17 Sep 1893  Near Kossuth, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 7, 8
    Cause: Heart Failure 
    Buried 20 Sep 1893  Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 9
    Person ID I3648  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Rev Abraham Witmer,   b. 1767, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1837, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Anna Eversole,   b. 7 Apr 1777, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1858  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F1133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Esther Miller,   b. 20 Feb 1818, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1876, Near Kossuth, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Esther Miller,   b. 1817, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F268565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Sep 1814 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennomite - 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 MapsDied - Cause: Heart Failure - 17 Sep 1893 - Near Kossuth, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Sep 1893 - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Henry Witmer, "the fifth son of Abraham and Anna (Eversole) Witmer, was married to Esther Miller. They resided on a farm near old Absalom Snyder's place not far from Kossuth. They are both dead. No issue."

      In 1851 Henry and wife Esther lived in Waterloo Township a Hannah Witmer aged 11 and a Henry Shoemaker aged 10.


      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 - On the 17th of September 1893, in Waterloo township, Waterloo Co., Ontario, of infirmities of old age and kidney complaint, Henry Witmer, aged 78 years, 11 months and 19 days. Buried in Wanner's grave-yard on the 20th. Services by Amos Eby in English, and Jacob B. Gingrich in German from 2 Cor. 5: 1 and Hebrew 4: 9.


      Herald of Truth Vol. XXX, No. 19, October 1, 1893 - Page 310, 311

  • 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..., 95.

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

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

    4. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 9.

    5. [S2588] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Cemetery Internet Link.
      Gone home/ Henry WITMER/ Born/ Sept. 29, 1814/ Died Sep. 17, 1893/ Aged/ 78 yrs. 11 mo. 19 d's./ He's gone and left us here to weep/ To joys beyond our view and when like him we fall asleep/ May we be happy too./

    6. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 8 Page 59.

    7. [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..., 681.

    8. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 017388 (1893).
      Name:Henry Witmer Gender:Male Age:80 Birth Date:abt 1813 Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario Death Date:17 Sep 1893 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    9. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Vol. XXX, No. 19, October 1, 1893 - Page 310, 311.