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Salome Buehler

Salome Buehler

Female 1909 - 1973  (63 years)

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  • Name Salome Buehler 
    Born 14 Dec 1909  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Name Salome Martin 
    Religion 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-48311 
    Died 17 Jan 1973  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I48311  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Father Abraham B. Buehler,   b. 29 May 1858, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1919  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Anna "Nancy" Moyer,   b. 7 Jun 1863, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1946  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1896  [4
    Family ID F3889  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amos B. Martin,   b. 28 Sep 1908, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1997, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1932  [1
    Children 
     1. Martha B. Martin
     2. Martin,   b. 5 Nov 1938, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1938, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F12515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Salome Buehler Martin
    Salome Buehler Martin
    Salome Buehler
    Salome Buehler

  • Notes 
    • Martin, Salome, daughter of Abraham and Nancy (Mayer) Buehler, was born in Woolwich Twp., Ont., Dec. 14, 1909; died of leukemia at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ont., Jan. 17, 1973; aged 63 y. 1 m. 3 d. On Oct. 9, 1932, she was married to Amos B. Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Martha and Mary), one son (Glen), one sister (Maggie), and 3 brothers (Allen, Edwin, and Norman). She was a member of the Preston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 20, in charge of Rufus Jutzi; interment in the Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge.

      Gospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 15 - April 10, 1973 - pages 325, 326

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      Salome Buehler Martin 1909 - 1973

      Whether working as a maid in a bank manager's home or serving as the wife of a pastor in a rural, emerging congregation on the fringes of the Mennonite Community, Salome modeled the virtues of a Christian woman.

      Reaching out to the Neighbourhood

      Salome Buehler was born near St. Jacobs, into the Old Order Mennonite family of Abraham and Nancy (Moyer) Buehler. When Salome was nine years old the family lost their father and provider, so the children had to work to help with the family finances. Among Salome's jobs were working in a canning factory in Vineland and as a live-in maid for a bank manager in Waterloo - complete with a maid's uniform and cap. In 1932 Salome was married to Amos B. Martin. In 1936, however, they left the Old Order community and moved to Preston where Amos became a foreman for a steel products company. Times were hard and Salome helped to supplement their scanty income by baking coffee cakes and chelsea buns and peddling them in Preston. She took in boarders, made craft items from driftwood, made artificial flowers, did sewing for other people and raised strawberries and raspberries as part of her efforts to help make ends meet. Amos and Salome joined the Preston Mennonite Church, where Salome became active in the women's sewing circle. In the days when there were few organized girls' clubs, Salome felt called to start a club in her home for friends of her daughters, Mary and Martha, including neighbourhood girls who did not attend church. Amos remodelled a chicken coop for their club house. The girls financed their club by bringing five or ten cents to each meeting and wore blue ribbons to their meetings, calling themselves the "Blue Ribbon Club." On one occasion, they even had their picture in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record. Salome told Bible stories, taught songs, and planned their craft projects, which included stuffing teddy bears and making scrapbooks for hospitals and nursing homes. Salome related to and witnessed to her neighbours no matter what their financial status, colour, religion or mental stability. One of their neighbours had emotional problems and when he committed suicide, Salome was there to help the family in their time of grief. In 1950 Amos and Salome moved to Moorefield, Ontario to help with an emerging congregation, and Amos was chosen to serve as pastor.

      In the early 1960s Amos and Salome left Moorefield for Doon, and it was not long until Salome was diagnosed as having leukemia. When she passed away at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto on January 13, 1973 many of the nurses and sisters at the hospital told Amos and the family how her life and cheerful witness had affected their lives.

      This story was adapted for Willing Service from "Salome (Buehler) Martin, Dec. 16, 1909 - Jan. 13, 1973" by Martha (Martin) Snyder

      From Willing Service: Stores of Ontario Mennonite Women by Lorraine Roth. Published September 1992 by Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario, Waterloo, Ontario in cooperation with Women's Missionary and Service Commission of Eastern Canada, pp.13-15. With permission from author and publisher. Pg 19-21

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Gospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 15 - April 10, 1973 - pages 325, 326 - Obituary of Salome Buehler.

    2. [S146] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Hagey Mennonite CC#5431 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Martin / Amos B. / Martin / 1908-1997 / Salome / Buehler / 1909-1973 / peace perfect peace

    3. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 16 Page 11.

    4. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.
      Anna Moyer mentions on her tombstone her husband Abraham B. Buelher

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Dec 1909 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jan 1973 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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