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

Leah Eschleman[1]

Female 1846 - 1916  (70 years)


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  • Name Leah Eschleman 
    Born 29 Mar 1846  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Female 
    Name Leah Schmitt 
    Name Leah Sherk 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1871  Mannheim, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Religion 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    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 
    Religion 1911  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00034-2984 
    Died 12 Sep 1916  [3, 8
    Buried Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I4291  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father David Eschleman,   b. 24 Nov 1822, Near Blair, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1905, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Esther Shantz,   b. 7 Jan 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1883, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1844  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 13
    Family ID F1363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 David B. Schmitt,   b. 13 Oct 1847, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1895  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1871  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 12
    Children 
     1. Moses Schmitt,   b. Abt 1872, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Josiah E. Schmitt,   b. 23 Aug 1873, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Samuel E. Schmitt,   b. 19 Aug 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. Jacob Schmitt,   b. 15 Apr 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. David Schmitt,   b. 24 Feb 1879, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1955, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. George E. Schmitt,   b. 10 Jun 1882, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942  (Age 59 years)
     7. Simon Schmitt,   b. 23 Nov 1884, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1365  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Reuben H. Sherk,   b. 4 Feb 1840, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1922, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1897 
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F19912  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Mar 1846 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Feb 1871 - New Hamburg, 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 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 MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Leah Eshleman, "born March 29th, 1846, is married to David B. Schmitt. To them were born seven 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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      Schmidt - Leah Eshleman was born in Wilmot Tp., Waterloo Co., Ont., March 29, 1846; died Sept. 12, 1916; aged 70 y. 5 m. 14 d. She was united in marriage to David B. Schmitt April 12, 1871, lived in matrimony 24 years. He preceded her to the glory world 21 years. This union was blest with 7 sons, 5 of whom survive to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother. She united with the Mennonite Church a number of years ago and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were conducted at the Latschar Menmnonite Church on Sept. 15, by the brethren Manasseh Hallman and Jonas Snider. Texts, Heb. 11: 16; I Cor. 15: 55, 56.


      GOSPEL HERALD - Volume IX, Number 27 - October 5, 1916 - 503

  • 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..., 265.

    2. [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..., 661.

    3. [S49] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Latschaw Mennonite CC#4560 Internet Link.
      Schmitt/ David B. Schmidt/ born Oct. 13, 1847-died Dec. 14, 1895/ aged 48 yrs 2 mo 1 dy/ Leah Eshleman, his wife/ born Mar. 29, 1846-died Sept. 12, 1916/ aged 70 yrs 5 mo 14 ds

    4. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-2 Page 15.

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      David B Schmidt Born: Wilmot Tp Age: 23 Father: George Schmidt Mother: Salome Schmidt Born: abt 1848 Spouse: Lea Eschelmann Age: 25 born: Monheim Wilmot Ont Father: David Eschelmann Mother: Esther Eschelmann married 5 Feb 1871

    6. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 16.

    7. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 1 Page 17.

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 5, 1916 - Obituary of Leah Eshleman.

    9. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 12 Page 3.

    10. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 12.

    11. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 7 Page 40.

    12. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 2 Mar 1871.
      Feb. 5, 1871 David Schmidt of Wilmot and Lea Eschelmann of Mannheim, by Rev. Spring

    13. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Eby, Benjamin Rev. - Minister of the Mennonist Society Report 36.
      David Eshelman, to Esther Shantz, both of Waterloo. 19 Mar. 1844. Wit. Isaac Shantz and Samuel Eshelman.