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

Rev. Joseph S. Nahrgang[1, 2, 3]

Male 1834 - 1903  (68 years)


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  • Name Joseph S. Nahrgang 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 26 Jul 1834  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00085-5033 
    Died 16 Feb 1903  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Cause: stricken with paralysis 
    Buried 19 Feb 1903  Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Person ID I4184  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Christopher Nahrgang,   b. 25 Dec 1801, Lehrbach, District Of Alsfeld, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1886, Near New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Mary Schneider,   b. 1 Apr 1808, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1887, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1833  [1, 11
    Family ID F997  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Christopher Nahrgang,   b. 25 Dec 1801, Lehrbach, District Of Alsfeld, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1886, Near New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Family ID F20300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Shantz,   b. 24 Aug 1834, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1917, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1857  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. Josiah Nahrgang,   b. 6 Jun 1859, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1926, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Melinda Nahrgang,   b. 3 Apr 1862, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1876  (Age 14 years)
     3. Ephraim Nahrgang,   b. 5 Sep 1862, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1916  (Age 53 years)
     4. Barbara Nahrgang,   b. 18 Apr 1864, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1865  (Age 1 years)
     5. Mary Ann Nahrgang,   b. 18 Nov 1864, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1948, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Menno S. Nahrgang,   b. 16 Mar 1867, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1962, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     7. John Nahrgang,   b. 16 Feb 1869, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1914  (Age 45 years)
     8. Nancy Nahrgang,   b. 11 May 1871, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952  (Age 80 years)
     9. Henry S. Nahrgang,   b. 25 Jul 1874, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1937  (Age 62 years)
     10. Matilda Nahrgang,   b. 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph Nahrgang, "was born July 26th, 1834. On December 22nd, 1857, he was married to Mary Ann Shantz who was born August 24th, 1834. They reside near New Hamburg, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them was born a family of nine children".


      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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      Pre. Joseph Nahrgang
      was born July 26, 1834, on the old homestead adjoining the village of New Hamburg, Waterloo Co., Ont. He was a son of the late Christopher Nahrgang, who came from Switzerland to Canada in 1825. Dec. 22, 1857, deceased was married to mary Shantz, daughter of the late John C. Shantz. He was ordained to the ministry for the Blenheim district June 16, 1876, and had charge of this congregation up to the time of his death, which took place on Monday, Feb. 16, 1903. On Sunday morning, Feb. 15, he, with his wife, went tot he Geiger M.H., a distance of four miles. After services he took dinner with his nephew, Oliver Nahrgang, returning home in the afternoon. After tea he, accompanied by his granddaughter, went to He. Bean M.H., where he preached a sermon from John 3: 16, and started for home after the service in his usual good health. When a short distance from home he was stricken with paralysis. He was quickly taken home, where he lingered in an unconscious condition until the following morning at about four o'clock, when he passed peacefully away. The funeral took place on Thursday, Feb. 19, from his home to the Geiger M.H. for service and burial. Preaching in German by Noah Stauffer from Luke 2: 29, and in English by E.S. Hallman from Rev. 14: 13. He leaves his wife, five sons and two daughters, two daughters having preceded him in death. Owing to the severe cold weather many of his members at Blenheim could not come to the funeral, so they asked Bro. Stauffer to preach a memorial sermon at the Blenheim M.H. on Sunday, Feb. 22. Text, 2 Tim. 4: 7,8.2a


      HERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XL, No. 11, March 12, 1903 - pg 87

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      Rev. Jos. Nahrgang, minister at New Hamburg, was thrown from his cutter while going home from church and sustained injuries from which he died a few hours later.3a

      3aElmira Signet Newspaper 26 Feb. 1903 p. 1, col. 4

  • 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..., 139.

    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..., 388.

    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..., 493.

    4. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-1 Page 6.

    5. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Obituary of Joseph Nahrgang - March 12, 1903.

    6. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Division 4 Page Number 30 Household Number 125.

    7. [S245] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Wilmot Centre (Geiger) Mennonite Cemetery CC#4558.
      In memory of/ the Rev. Joseph/ Nahrgang/ who died/ Feb. 16, 1903/ aged 68 years/ 6 m's & 21 d's./ Verse/ 2 Timothy 4: 7 & 8/

    8. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 4 Page 30.

    9. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 2 Page 6.

    10. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 62.

    11. [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..., 346.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jul 1834 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: stricken with paralysis - 16 Feb 1903 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Feb 1903 - Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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