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

Emma Shirk

Female 1872 - 1943  (71 years)


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  • Name Emma Shirk 
    Born 21 Jan 1872  Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Name Emma Bechtel 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1911  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Evangelican 
    Eby ID Number 00101-5666 
    Died 21 Jul 1943  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: Cause: Chronic Myocarditis - Coronary Thombosis 
    Buried 23 Jul 1943  Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4570  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Peter Shirk,   b. 11 Nov 1839, Canarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1919  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Martin,   b. 2 Mar 1845, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1895, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1866  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Family ID F1443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gideon Bock Bechtel,   b. 27 Jul 1871, Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1950, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1901  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Orton Shirk Bechtel,   b. 18 Jun 1902, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1974, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Laroyd Bechtel,   b. Jun 1903, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Alice Bechtel,   b. Oct 1906, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963  (Age ~ 56 years)
     4. Edna Bechtel,   b. Dec 1908, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Irene Bechtel,   b. 10 Mar 1910, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1932, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     6. Clayton P. Bechtel,   b. 22 Feb 1912,   d. 6 May 1990  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F191336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Emma Shirk, "was born January 21st, 1872."


      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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      MRS. GIDEON

      BADEN. July 21—Mrs. Gideon Bechtel passed away at her home early this morning after a brief illness. Mrs. Bechtel was born at Bridgeport 71 years ago, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shirk. She was member of the Wilmot Centre Evangelical Church. Surviving are her husband, Gideon Bechtel, three sons, Orton and Peter, Kitchener: Laroyd, Bridgeport; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Ashcroft, Owen Sound, Miss Edna Bechtel, R.N., Freeport, one brother, Noah Shirk, Bridgeport; seven sisters, Mrs. William Kraft, Bridgeport, Mrs. Catherine Shantz, Kitchener, Mrs. Addison S. Snider, Bridgeport, Mrs. Addison D. Snider, Bloomingdale, Mrs. Walter Shantz, Baden, Mrs. Benjamin Drudge, Bridgeport, Mrs. Magdalene Cressman, Kitchener. The remains are resting at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until 9 a.m. Thursday, when removal will be made to the residence in Baden. Private service at the residence will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. J. B. Dengis, New Hamburg, will be in charge of public services to be held at 2.30 p.m. Friday at the Wilmot Centre Evangelical Church. Interment will be made in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener.

      Kitchener Daily Record 21 Jul 1943 pg 15

  • 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..., 244.

    2. [S1507] Census - ON, Waterloo, Baden - 1911, Baden Div. 13 Page 16.

    3. [S2490] aaa Vit - ON - Birth Registration, birth certificate 021434 (1872).
      Name:Emma Sherk Date of Birth:21 Jan 1872 Gender:Female Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:Peter Sherk Mother's name:Magdalina Martin

    4. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 3 Page 10.

    5. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 037696 (1943).
      Name:Emma Bechtel Gender:Female Age:71 Birth Date:21 Jan 1892 Birth Place:Ontario Death Date:21 Jul 1943 Death Place:Baden, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Peter Shirk Mother:Magdelena Martin Spouse:Gideon Bechtel

    6. [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..., 243.

    7. [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..., 42.

    8. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Magdelina Martin Born: Woolwich Res: Woolwich Age: 21 Born: abt 1845 Father: John Martin Mother: Nancy Martin Spouse: Peter Sherk Age: 26 Born: abt 1840 born: PA Res: Waterloo Father: Christ Sherk Mother: Elizabeth Sherk married 5 Jun 1866

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 14 Jun 1866.
      June 5, 1866 Peter Scherch of Waterloo and Magdalena Martin of Woolwich, by Rev. Hegy

    10. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate.
      Name:Gideon Bechtel Age:29 Birth Year:abt 1872 Birth Place:Haysville Marriage Date:25 Jun 1901 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Amos Bechtel Mother:Katie Bechtel Spouse:Emma Sherk

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jan 1872 - Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jun 1901 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelican - 1911 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Chronic Myocarditis - Coronary Thombosis - 21 Jul 1943 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Jul 1943 - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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