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

Rebecca Witmer[1]

Female 1875 - 1967  (91 years)


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  • Name Rebecca Witmer 
    Born 8 Nov 1875  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Name Rebecca Gingrich 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Dunkard 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00003-605.7 
    Died 26 May 1967  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Cause: stroke 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3651  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2020 

    Father Isaac Witmer,   b. 3 Apr 1842, Guelph Township, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1929, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Leah Bear,   b. 2 Sep 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1908  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1867  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Family ID F1163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Enoch S. Gingrich,   b. 8 Mar 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1961, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1896  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 11
    Children 
     1. Ida Lauretta Gingrich,   b. 19 Dec 1897, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1993  (Age 95 years)
     2. Bertha Mae Gingrich,   b. 28 Mar 1899, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1985, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Rev. John Edmund Gingrich,   b. 7 Oct 1900, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1983, Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Enetta Rose Gingrich,   b. Mar 1902, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jacob Cecil Gingerich,   b. 31 May 1903, of, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 2001, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     6. Wilfred Lorne Gingrich,   b. 27 May 1905, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1998  (Age 93 years)
     7. Cora Isabella Gingrich,   b. 9 Jun 1907, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 2000, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     8. Mary Etta Gingrich,   b. Feb 1909, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Rev. Arnold Elmer Gingrich,   b. 18 Dec 1910, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1970  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F5401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Gingrich, Rebecca, daughter of Isaac and Leah (Baer) Witmer, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Nov. 8, 1875; died at South Waterloo Hospital, Galt, Ont., as the result of a stroke, May 26, 1967; aged 91 y. 6 m. 18 d. On Dec. 29, 1896, she was married to Enoch Gingrich, who died in 1961. Surviving are 7 sons (John, Cecil, Lorne, Arnold, Arthur, Clayton, and Wayne), 5 daughters (Ida--Mrs. Joseph Cressman, Bertha--Mrs. Stanley Moyer, Mrs. Anetta Witmer, Cora--Mrs. Harold Groh, and Mary--Mrs. Freeman Austin), 44 grandchildren, and 54 great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by 4 brothers and 5 sisters. She was a member of First Mennonite, Kitchener, where funeral services were held May 29, with Robert N. Johnson, Rufus Jutzi, and C. F. Derstine officiating.

      Gospel Herald - Volume LX, Number 25 - June 27, 1967--Pages 582-83

  • 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..., 187.

    2. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Gingrich / Enoch W. Gingrich / 1871-1961 / his beloved wife / Rebecca Witmer / 1875-1967 / peace perfect peace

    3. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-3 Page 5.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 14638-97.
      Enoch GINGRICH, 25, farmer, Waterloo twp., same, s/o Jacob & Elizabeth, married Rebecca WITMER, 21, Wilmot twp., Waterloo twp., d/o Isaac & Leah, witn: Dilman GINGRICH & Leah WITMER, both of Waterloo twp., 29 Dec 1896 at Wilmot twp (Mennonite)

    5. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 39.

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, June 27, 1967 - Obituary of Rebecca Gingrich.

    7. [S272] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1911, Div. 7 Page 11.

    8. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 12.

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

    10. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Isaac Wittmer, 25, res. Guelph tp, b. Guelph tp, son of Abraham & Katharina, married 9 Nov 1867 Lea Baer, 28, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, daughter of John & Nancy

    11. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, August 1, 1961.
      Obituary of Enoch Gingerich

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Nov 1875 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Dunkard - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Dec 1896 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: stroke - 26 May 1967 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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