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

Veronica "Fanny" Witmer

Female 1817 - 1891  (73 years)


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  • Name Veronica "Fanny" Witmer 
    Born 28 Nov 1817  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Name Veronica "Fanny" Pannebecker 
    Eby ID Number 00135-8339 
    Died 27 Nov 1891  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Buried Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I3673  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    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 Cornelius Pannebecker,   b. 18 Mar 1817, Near Hespeler, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1875, Near Hespeler, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elias Pannabecker,   b. 18 Feb 1839, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1909, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Esther Pannebecker,   b. 31 Oct 1840, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1862  (Age 21 years)
     3. Anna Pannebecker,   b. 19 Oct 1842, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1925, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Samuel Pannabecker,   b. 10 Nov 1844, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1921  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F1195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Veronica Witmer, "the ninth and youngest child of Abraham and Anna (Eversole) Witmer, was married to Cornelius Pannebecker. They resided about two miles east of Hespeler, on the farm now in possession of their son, Elias. Here they died some years ago, leaving a family of four children, namely: Elias, Esther, Anna, and Samuel."

      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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      One by one the links that connect the early settlement of this country and the present one are being broken. Seventy-four years ago Mrs. Cornelius Panabaker of Puslinch was born on her father's farm on Preston Road, which is still owned and occupied by her nephew, Levi Witmer. In 1839, in company with her late husband, who preceded her sixteen years, she settled on the farm where she died, which was then in the wild woods of Canada. She was a partaker of all the joys and sorrows of pioneer life. Many were the interesting stories told by her about the early settlement of the township and being possessed of a bright and cheerful disposition, the hardships of life in these days were made to seem easier to her. She was a true Christian and her many virtues too well known to need recital here. She died in Puslinch on November 28, 1891, at the age of 74 years. She leaves two sons, Elias and Samuel and one daughter, Mrs. Daniel Holm, all of Puslinch. The funeral on Monday was very largely attended, interment taking place at Warner's burying ground. Elias Witmer of Hespeler is her brother.

      A Celebration of Lives Obituaries of Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Vol 2 Anna Jackson & Marjorie Clark

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

    2. [S2588] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Cemetery Internet Link.
      In memory of/ Veronica WITMER/ Beloved wife of/ Cornelius PANNABECKER/ Born Nov. 28, 1817/ died Nov. 27, 1891/ Aged 74 years/ She was a tender mother here/ And in her life the Lord did fear/ We trust our loss wil be her gain/ And that with Christ she's gone to reign/

    3. [S2173] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39051905/veronica-pannabecker.

    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..., 682.

    5. [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..., 154.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Nov 1817 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Nov 1891 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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