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

Dr. Joseph R. Zehr[1]

Male 1848 - 1915  (67 years)


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  • Name Joseph R. Zehr 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 28 Aug 1848  South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-38905 
    Died 28 Sep 1915  Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried East Zorra Amish Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I38905  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Rev. Peter Zehr,   b. 2 May 1808, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1898, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Barbara Roth,   b. 1807, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1888, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1831  , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F29943  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Albrecht,   b. Abt 1860, Of, Topping, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1883  [2
    Children 
     1. Barbara Zehr,   b. Abt 1884, Of, Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1912, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
     2. Catherine Zehr,   b. 11 Nov 1884,   d. 31 Oct 1957  (Age 72 years)
     3. Daniel Zehr,   b. Jul 1891, Topping, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1912, Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)
     4. Clara A. Zehr,   b. Abt 1895, Of, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Emory Zehr,   b. 10 Apr 1904, Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1978, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F12129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Reschly,   b. 9 Oct 1847, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1883  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 1871  [2
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F29942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Aug 1848 - South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Sep 1915 - Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - East Zorra Amish Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • ZEHR. - Dr. Joseph R. Zehr was born in Perth. Co., Ont., Aug. 28, 1848; died of dropsy in Tavistock, Ont., Sept. 28, 1915; aged 66y. 1m. In 1871 he was married to Mary Roeschli, and lived in matrimony 12 years. To this union were born 7 children, 3 of whom preceded him to the great beyond. In 1883 he was again married to Elizabeth Albrecht, with whom he lived in matrimony 32 years. To this union 9 children were born. Five of these also preceded him to the great beyond. He leaves to mourn his departure a sorrowing wife, 4 sons, and 4 daughters; also 17 grandchildren, a brother, and a sister. The sons are Jacob, Peter, Moses, and Emory. The daughters are Mary, Katie, Clara, and Elvira. He was the son of the late Dr. Peter Zehr, and has been practicing medicine from his youth. He was buried Oct. 1 at the East Zorra Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Jacob R. Bender; and at the Church by the brethren, C. Kropf, M.C. Jantzi, and C. Schultz. Text, Rom. : 10-33; II Tim. 2: 5. Bro. Zehr was a member of the East Zorra A.M. Church. He suffered from dropsy for over seven months. He expressed himself at peace with God and man. May he rest in peace.

      Gospel Herald, Oct 28, 1915

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Daniel Zehr Born: Topping Perth C Ont Age: 20 Father: Joseph R Zehr Mother: Elisabeth Albrecht Zehr Born: abt 1892 Spouse: Charissa M Hess Age: 21 born: Wilmot Waterloo Co. Ont Father: Joseph Hess Mother: Matilda Amacher married 5 Mar 1912 married: Perth, Tavistock

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, 28 Oct 1915 - Obituary of Joseph R. Zehr.

    3. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, 15 Feb 1898 - Obituary of Peter Zehr.