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

Leah Bergey[1]

Female 1824 - 1899  (75 years)


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  • Name Leah Bergey 
    Born 28 Jan 1824  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Female 
    Name Leah Shuh 
    Residence 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00004-844 
    Died 15 Jul 1899  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 10
    Cause: dropsy 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 10
    Person ID I4823  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 

    Father Joseph Bergey,   b. 3 Jan 1788, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1875, Near, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Wagner,   b. 1787, Of, Montgomery Co. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1824  (Age 37 years) 
    Family ID F482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benjamin Shuh,   b. 15 Nov 1815, York Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1892, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1849  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 9, 11, 12
    Children 
     1. Daniel Shuh,   b. 1850, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. David Shuh,   b. 11 Mar 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1920  (Age 69 years)
     3. Joseph Shuh,   b. 16 Sep 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1916  (Age 64 years)
     4. Hannah Shuh,   b. 4 Apr 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1942  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F479  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Leah Bergey, " was born January 28th, 1824. " Leah Bergey, "the youngest daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Wagoner) Bergey, was born January 28th, 1824. On December 4th, 1849, she was married to Benjamin Shuh, who was born November 15th, 1815, and died January 21st, 1892. They resided a mile east of Berlin where the widow still resides with her family. Their family consisted of three 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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      On the 15th of July, 1899, near Berlin, Waterloo county, Ont., Sister Leah Shuh, wife of the late Benjamin Shuh, in her 76th year. She leaves two sons and one daughter, all living on the old homestead, David working the farm. She was a sufferer for over five years and was "patient in affliction" without murmuring. She died of dropsy. Her life was given to the Saviour many years ago, and she has ever since been a sister in the Mennonite Church. It was the pleasure of the writer to visit her, and in our conversation she expressed her desire to be at rest. She was buried in the C. Eby cemetery, Berlin. Services were hold by Bro. Daniel Wismer In German, text, Phil. 1: 21, and by Bro. E. S. Hallman in English. Text, Job 14: 14,15.


      The Herald of Truth , Vol. XXXVI, No. 16, August 15, 1899 - pages 254

  • 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..., 357.

    2. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div 13, Page 6.

    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..., 237.

    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..., 238.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div Pg 23.
      Lea SCHUH Birthplace: Canada Age 29 Mennonite b. 28-Jan

    6. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 70.

    7. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, August 15, 1899 - Obituary of Leah Shuh.

    8. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 1 Page 1.

    9. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 74.

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

    11. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Benjamin Eby, Mennonist Society, Berlin #148.
      Benjamin SHUH. to Leah BERGY, both of Waterloo. 4 Dec. 1849

    12. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 7 Dec 1849 Pg 49.
      BERGE, Lea married 4 Dec 1849 To Benjamin SHUH. Both of Waterloo. minister Benjamin Eby

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jan 1824 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Dec 1849 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: dropsy - 15 Jul 1899 - Waterloo Twp., 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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