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

Rev. Christian S. Zehr

Male 1864 - 1938  (73 years)


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  • Name Christian S. Zehr 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 25 Dec 1864  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-38053 
    Died 1 Mar 1938  [1
    Buried Maple View Amish Mennonite Cemetery, Wellesley Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I38053  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2020 

    Father Rev. Christian B. Zehr,   b. 19 Aug 1842, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1928  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Veronica Schultz,   b. 26 Apr 1844, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 2 Dec 1862  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F13382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdelena Wagler,   b. 18 May 1864, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1928, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1886  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. Mary Zehr,   b. 15 Aug 1888, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Aaron W. Zehr,   b. Jul 1902, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1993, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F9969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Zehr - Christian S. Zehr of Wellesley, Ont., was born Dec. 25, 1864; died March 1, 1938; aged 73 y. 2 m. 6 d. He was united in marriage, Jan. 26, 1886, to Mattie Wagler who passed away June 25, 1928. To the above union was born 1 son (Aaron W. Zehr). He was again united in marriage, Oct. 22, 1929, to Katie Steckly. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in his youth and was ordained to the ministry on June 7, 1891, in which field he labored faithfully till the end. He is survived by his sorrowing companion, 1 son, 1 adopted daughter (Mrs. Mose Erb, Zurich, Ont.), and 1 step-daughter (Martha, at home); also 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jacob S., of Poole, Ont., and M.S. Zehr, of Pigeon, Mich.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Barbara Zehr and Mrs. Peter Leichty). Funeral services were held at the home by John Wagler and at the Maple View Amish Mennonite Church by Bros. Dan Lebold, Dan Jutzi, and Chris Schultz.

      "Father's chair is vacant and his voice is stilled;
      But his place over yonder now we hope is filled."

      GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXXI, No. 3 - April 21, 1938, Page 62, 63

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, April 21, 1938 - Obituary of Christian Zehr.

    2. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 1 Page 31.

    3. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley E-6 Page 11.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Christian Zehr Born: Wilmot Township Age: 21 Father: Christian Zehr Mother: Veronica Zehr Born: abt 1865 Spouse: Magdalena Wagle Age: 21 born: Wilmot Township Father: Christian Wagle Mother: Magdalena Wagle married 26 Jan 1886 married: Waterloo

    5. [S504] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1911, Div. 11 page 5.

    6. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 5 Page 30.

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Zehr Christian, 21, res. Wilmot, b. Wilmot, s/o Michael & Barbara, married 2 Dec 1862 Veronica Schultz, 18, res. Wilmot, b/ Wilmot, d/o George & Magdalene

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Dec 1864 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jan 1886 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Maple View Amish Mennonite Cemetery, Wellesley Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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