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

Deacon Isaiah B. Witmer[1]

Male 1874 - 1950  (76 years)


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  • Name Isaiah B. Witmer 
    Prefix Deacon 
    Born 16 Mar 1874  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Dunkard 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Teacher 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1921  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1921  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1929  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Eby ID Number 00003-605.6 
    Died 29 Aug 1950  [3, 5
    Buried Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I4988  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Isaac Witmer,   b. 3 Apr 1842, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1929, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Leah Bear,   b. 2 Sep 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1908  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1867  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Family ID F1163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jemima Schwartz,   b. 5 Sep 1875, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1894  [5
    Children 
     1. Stella Viola Witmer,   b. 3 Jan 1895, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1991, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     2. Lillie May Witmer,   b. 10 Sep 1896, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Willard Witmer,   b. 10 May 1898, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1967, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Joseph W. Witmer,   b. 20 May 1898, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Leslie H. Witmer,   b. 2 Sep 1900, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Etta Trevila Witmer,   b. 12 Nov 1902, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Susannah Leah Witmer,   b. 1904, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1998, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     8. Joyce Victor Witmer,   b. 11 Aug 1908, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 2006, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     9. Homer Witmer,   b. Nov 1909, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Abram Lincoln "Lincoln" Witmer,   b. 11 May 1913, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1986  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F5706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Witmer. --- Isaiah B., son of Isaac Witmer and Leah Baer, was born March 16, 1874, in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; passed away suddenly Aug. 29, 1950; aged 76 y. 5 m. 13 d. June 20, 1894, he was united in marriage to Jemima Swartz. This union was blessed with 5 sons (Willard, Leslie, Joyce*, Homer, and Lincoln), and 4 daughters (Stella-Mrs. John Kehl, Lily-Mrs. Arthur Snyder, Etta-Mrs. Emanuel Swartzentruber, and Susie-Mrs. Ed Knechtel). He is also survived by 26 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Wesley and Edmund), and 5 sisters (Emma-Mrs. William Spaetzel, Nancy-Mrs. Jacob Spaetzel, Tina-Mrs. Noah Otterbein, Rebecca-Mrs. Enoch Gingrich, and Sarah-Mrs. Sam Schmidt). He accepted Christ at the age of eighteen and was faithful to his Lord until death. In 1923 he was ordained to the office of deacon; he served faithfully for twenty-seven years. He was also a conference member of the Welfare Board. He delighted in studying God's Word. His kindly counsel and advice will be missed by his friends. Funeral services were held Sept. 1 at the Latschar Mennonite Church, Manheim, Ont., in charge of Oiah Horst, assisted by Moses Roth. Text: Matt. 24: 44.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 49 - December 5, 1950 --- page 1205, 1206

  • Sources 
    1. [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..., 187.

    2. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-3 Page 3.

    3. [S49] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Latschaw Mennonite CC#4560 Internet Link.
      Witmer/ Isaiah B. Witmer/ Deacon/ 1874-1950/ Jemima Swarz/ his wife/ 1875-1971

    4. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 39.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, December 5, 1950 - Obituary of Isaiah Witmer.

    6. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 17.

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

    8. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, Sub District 5 Page 4.

    9. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Isaac Witmer February 28, 1929.

    10. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Isaac Wittmer, 25, res. Guelph tp, b. Guelph tp, son of Abraham & Katharina, married 9 Nov 1867 Lea Baer, 28, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, daughter of John & Nancy

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Mar 1874 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Dunkard - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1921 - 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 MapsResidence - 1929 - Kitchener, 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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