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

Magdalena Shirk

Female 1878 - 1949  (70 years)


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  • Name Magdalena Shirk 
    Born 3 Apr 1878  Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Name Lena Shirk 
    Name Magdalena Cressman 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1921  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00101-5670 
    Died 18 Mar 1949  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I4575  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  [7, 8, 9, 10
    Family ID F1443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isaiah Horst Cressman,   b. 2 Apr 1876, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1942, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1900  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Leander Cressman,   b. 21 Jan 1901, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1977, , New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Ferhman Cressman,   b. 27 May 1902, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1990, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Vera Cressman,   b. 5 Mar 1904, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Cressman,   b. Abt 1905, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907  (Age ~ 2 years)
     5. Una Cressman,   b. 25 Jul 1905, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1996, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     6. Cora Cressman,   b. 7 Sep 1907, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1993, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     7. Pearl Cressman,   b. Mar 1910, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1949  (Age ~ 38 years)
     8. Leona Cressman,   b. 1 Oct 1911, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1982, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     9. Olive Cressman,   b. 1912, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2000, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     10. Mabel Cressman,   b. 1914, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 2008, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     11. Edith C. Cressman,   b. 1915, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 2009, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     12. Clifford Shirk Cressman,   b. 1917, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 2005, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     13. Harold Cressman,   b. 1919, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     14. Elton Shirk Cressman,   b. 20 Mar 1921, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1968  (Age 47 years)
     15. Clayton S. Cressman,   b. 26 Aug 1923, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1996, Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F6194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Cressman.-Magdalena, daughter of the late Peter Shirk and Magadalena Martin was born at Bridgeport, Ont.; April 3, 1878; passed away at her home near Kitchener, Ont., after a brief illness, March 18, 1949; aged 70 y. 11 m. 15 d. On March 14, 1900, she was united in marriage to Isaiah H. Cressman at Bridgeport. He preceded her in death Dec. 19, 1942. Surviving are 7 daughters (Vera-Mrs. Simeon Weaver, Floradale, Ont.; Una, a missionary in Argentina; Cora, Kitchener, Ont.; Leona, Baden, Ont.; Olive.-Mrs. Alfred High, Vineland, Station, Ont.; Mabel, Toronto, Ont.; and Edith-Mrs. Lloyd Woolner, Kitchener), 6 sons (Leander, Pierrepont, Manor, N.Y.; Freeman and Clifford, Kitchener; Harold, Wellesley, Ont.; Elton, Alma, Ont.; and Clayton, of Kitchener), 5 sisters (Mrs. Catherine Shantz, Kitchener; Mrs. Addison D. Snyder, Bloomingdale, Ont.; Mrs. Benjamin Drudge, Lexington, Ont.; Mrs. Addison S. Snider, Bridgeport; Mrs. Walter Shantz, Pine Hill, Ont.), and one brother Noah Shirk, Bridgeport, Ont.). Two daughters (Mary and Pearl), 2 sisters (Mrs. William Kraft and Mrs. Gideon Bechtel), 2 brothers (George and Martin Shirk) predeceased her, as did also 2 infant sisters and one infant brother. She was a faithful member of the First Mennonite Church, deeply spiritual, highly influential, and very desirous that her family should experience God's best for their lives. Her concern reached to the lives of others, even on foreign shores. Funeral services were conducted by C. F. Derstine, assisted by S. F. Coffman and Merle Shantz. Text: Pro. 31: 10-31.
      Transcriber's note: "Magadalena" as in the original.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 16 - April 19, 1949, page 381, 382

  • 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. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-5 Page 9.

    3. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, April 19, 1949 - Obituary of Magdalena Shirk.

    4. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 8.

    5. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, Sub District 5 Page 9.

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

    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..., 243.

    8. [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.

    9. [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

    10. [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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Apr 1878 - 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 - 14 Mar 1900 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Mar 1949 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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