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

Barbara Snyder

Female 1838 - 1925  (86 years)


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  • Name Barbara Snyder 
    Born 11 Sep 1838  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Female 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Name Barbara Betzner 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    United Bretheren 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1921  139 Lancaster St. E. Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Eby ID Number 00106-6409 
    Died 6 Sep 1925  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I3896  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Moses E. Schneider,   b. 24 Nov 1810, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1896  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Clemens,   b. 3 Mar 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1887, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1836  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Family ID F4518  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Noah Betzner,   b. 22 Mar 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1927, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1857  [1, 12, 17
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Betzner,   b. 23 Sep 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 83 years)
     2. Ezra S. Betzner,   b. 28 Apr 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1859  (Age 0 years)
     3. Infant Betzner,   b. 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Magdalena Betzner,   b. 1 Jan 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 78 years)
     5. Leah Betzner,   b. 23 Nov 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1865  (Age 0 years)
     6. Oliver Betzner,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Oliver S. Betzner,   b. 14 Feb 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1943, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     8. Nancy Betzner,   b. 1868, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Zelinda Betzner,   b. 8 Jul 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1943, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     10. Ephraim Betzner,   b. 27 Aug 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1965, Bradenton, Manatee, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     11. Barbara Betzner,   b. 16 Jun 1874, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1874  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Sep 1838 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Bretheren - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Sep 1925 - Kitchener, 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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  • Notes 
    • Waterloo County Pioneer Passes
      Death Calls Barbara Snyder Wife of Noah Betzner In Her Eighty Seventh Year

      On Sunday morning at her late residence on Lancaster Street, there passed away in the person of Barbara (Snyder) Betzner, daughter of the late Moses E. Snyder, and wife of Noah Betzner, one of the few remaining people who are able and competent to speak of pioneer days in Waterloo County. Although Mrs. Betzner was within five days of her eighty-seventh birthday and somewhat feeble due to her advanced age, her death was quite unexpected and particularly so as she arose and partook of her breakfast on Sunday as usual. She passed away as she wished to do in her chair and under circumstances which would bring the least inconvenience to those most dear to her.

      Mrs. Betzner was the eldest of a large family of eleven children, all of whom were well known in Waterloo County, and of whom only three survive, namely Moses C. Snyder of Gloversville, N.Y., and the Misses Hannah and Lucena of Kitchener. On March 3rd 1857, the deceased was married to Noah Betzner who was brought up on the now historic farm on the Grand River opposite Doon. Mr. Betzner, who is in his ninetieth year, will have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this great bereavement, breaking as it does a companionship of over sixty-eight years.
      The late Mrs. Betzner was the mother of eight children, three of whom died in infancy, the other five remaining to mourn the loss of a good Christian mother. They are Mrs. Mary Ann Brubacher, Mrs. Magdalena Shantz and Mrs. Zelinda Hallman, of Kitchener, Mr. Oliver Betzner, on the Breslau Road, and Mr. Ephrain Betzner, of Conestogo. Fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive.

      The funeral will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, a short service at her late residence at two o'clock to be followed by a service at the Bethany Mennonite Church, of which congregation she was one of the original members. Internment will take place in the cemetery of the First Mennonite Church on King Streete East. The passing of this grand old lady will be mourned by many besides those of her immediate family and the sympathy of the whole community will go to those who were nearest and dearest to her.


      Kitchener Daily Record, September 8, 1925

  • 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..., 351.

    2. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 6.

    3. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-5 Page 8.

    4. [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..., 245.

    5. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Noah Betzner / died Aug.25, 1927 / in his 92nd year / his wife / Barbara Snyder / died Sept.6, 1925 / in her 88th year / at rest / Betzner / (A) Mother

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div Pg 23.
      Barbara SCHNEIDER Birthplace: Canada Age 14 Mennonite b. 11-Sep

    7. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 20 Sep 1838:40.
      11 Sept 1838 The family of Moses E. Schneider nearby Berlin was blessed with a daughter.

    8. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 23.

    9. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 36 Page 14.

    10. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 4 Page 29.

    11. [S2240] Kitchener 1921 Sub Dist. 28, Sub District 28 Page 4.

    12. [S2420] aaa CensusWaterloo City 1891 Sect. 1, Section 1 Page 5.

    13. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

    14. [S350] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Daily Record 1919-1947, September 8, 1925.
      Obituary of Barbara Snyder

    15. [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..., 350.

    16. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 4 Apr 1836:28.
      12 Apr 1836 Rev Benjamin Eby m. Moses Schneider to Magdalena Clemens, both of Waterloo.

    17. [S350] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Daily Record 1919-1947, August 25, 1927.
      Obituary of Noah Betzner