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

David S. Zehr

Male 1895 - 1983  (88 years)


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  • Name David S. Zehr 
    Born 2 May 1895  Blandford Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1911  Crosshill, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1921  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer, Farm 
    Residence 1921  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Amish Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-50368 
    Died 6 Dec 1983  Crosshill, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Buried Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly 3rd Line], Wellesley Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Person ID I50368  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Joseph Y. Zehr,   b. 1 Apr 1859, , New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1939, Crosshill, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Barbara Schmidt,   b. 27 Jul 1864, Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1949  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1888  Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F13071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena Jantzi,   b. 19 Dec 1897, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1977, Crosshill, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Zehr,   b. 3 Feb 1922, Of, Crosshill, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1922  (Age 0 years)
     2. Norma Zehr,   b. 4 Feb 1924,   d. 22 Oct 2013  (Age 89 years)
     3. Laurene Zehr,   b. 17 May 1930,   d. 4 Mar 2001  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F29938  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ZEHR, David S. -- Suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1983, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Jantzi, Crosshill, David S. Zehr, of RR 1, Millbank (Crosshill). Mr. Zehr was born in Oxford County, 88 years ago. He was the son of the late Joseph Y. Zehr and the late Barbara Schmidt. He had farmed at Crosshill, retiring in 1950; was a member of the Cedar grove Amish Mennonite Church. Dear father of Norma (Mrs. Allan Erb), of RR 2, Wellesley and Laurene (Mrs. Norman Jantzi), of RR 1, Millbank; dear brother of Aaron Zehr of Lowville N.Y., Amos Zehr of RR 3 Wellesley and Barbara (Mrs. Raymond Nofstier) of Casterland N.Y. Lovingly remembered by 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Magdalena Jantzi, December 23, 1977; by one daughter; Mary in 1922; also by two brothers and one sister. Visitation at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Erb RR 2, Wellesley after 7 p.m., this evening, where the family service will be conducted on Thursday, Dec 8 at 1 p.m., followed by the funeral service at the Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Church at 2 p.m. Bishop Arthur Gerber will officiate. interment will follow in the church cemetery.

      The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Dec 1983

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley E-4 Page 13.

    2. [S504] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1911, Div 9 Page 8.

    3. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of David S. Zehr - 7 Dec 1983.

    4. [S2107] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1921, Sub Dist. 9 Page 10.

    5. [S533] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley - Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Internet Link.
      David S Zehr/ beloved husband of/ Magdalena Jantzi/ born May 12,1895/ died Dec.6,1983/ aged 88 years/ 6 months & 24 days

    6. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 9671 (1888), Joseph Zehr-Barbara Schmidt.
      Joseph Zehr, farmer of Zorra, Birth Place: New York State Age: 28 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1860 Father Name: Joseph Zehr Mother Name: Catharine Zehr Spouse Name: Barbara Smith, residence Mornington, Spouse's Age: 22 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866 Spouse Birth Place: Mornington Spouse Father Name: Jacob Smith Spouse Mother Name: Barbara Smith Marriage Date: 10 Jan 1888 Marriage Place: Perth, Mornington

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 May 1895 - Blandford Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Crosshill, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer, Farm - 1921 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Amish Mennonite - 1921 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Dec 1983 - Crosshill, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly 3rd Line], Wellesley Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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