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

Christian Witmer[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1817 - 1885  (67 years)


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  • Name Christian Witmer 
    Born 2 Nov 1817  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00135-8331 
    Died 27 Jan 1885  Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Cause: Paralysis (5 days) 
    Buried 29 Jan 1885  [6
    Person ID I3662  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Christian Witmer,   b. 10 Feb 1793, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1840, Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Magdalena W. Wanner,   b. 12 Jul 1785, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1865, Near Plattsville, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F1187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Bechtel,   b. 1819, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 8 Apr 1840  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. George Witmer,   b. 1842,   d. 1921  (Age 79 years)
     2. Sarah Witmer,   b. 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth Witmer,   b. 1851, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Nancy Witmer,   b. Abt 1855,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary Ann Witmer,   b. Sep 1857, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1943  (Age ~ 86 years)
     6. Abraham Witmer,   b. 24 Apr 1865, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F1188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Christian Witmer, "was married to Mary Bechtel. They resided in Dumfries where he was farming."

      Christian Witmer, "a farmer, is married to Nancy Bechtel and resides in North Dumfries Township, Waterloo County."

      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 27th of January, in Huron county, Ont., Bro. Christian Witmer, aged 67 years, 2 months and 25 days. He was buried on the 29th; services by H. B. Detweiler and E. Snyder. He leaves a widow and nine children. We hope their loss is his eternal gain.

      Herald of Truth - Volume XXII, Number 4 - February 14, 1885 pages 62 and 63

  • 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..., 681.

    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..., 560.

    3. [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..., 213.

    4. [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..., 558.

    5. [S200] Census - ON, Huron, Hay Township - 1881, Division 2 Page Number 29 Household Number 128.

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, February 14, 1885 death notice of Christian Witmer.

    7. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 7147-1885 Christian Witmer.

    8. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 11 Apr 1840:1.
      last Wed Rev. Bindemann m. Christian Wittmer to Spr --- Bechtel, both from Waterloo Tp.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Nov 1817 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Apr 1840 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Paralysis (5 days) - 27 Jan 1885 - Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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