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

Heinrich B. "Henry B." Wahl[1, 2]

Male 1840 - 1905  (64 years)


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  • Name Heinrich B. "Henry B." Wahl 
    Born 9 Oct 1840  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Family Photograph Henry B. Wahl and family 
    • Henry B. Wahl Family - Rosendale, Ontario

      Back row left to right: Annie Lucinda, Solomon Edward, Henry Allan and Angelina
      Front row left to right: Sarah Ann, Mrs. Henry B. Wahl, Henry B. Walh and Marietta
      Women's Institute - Tweedsmuir History - Roseendale Vol. 2
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    Immigration 1845  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Name Henry B. Wahl 
    Name Henry Wahl 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Shoemaker 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number 00112-7110.2 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Henry B. Wahl 
    Died 24 Feb 1905  Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 10, 11, 12
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Church, Breslau, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 10
    Person ID I5058  Generations
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    Father Heinrich "Henry" Wahl,   b. 20 Mar 1812, Rehlsfele, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1893  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Schaefer,   b. 1813, , Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1894  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F8021  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah S. Shoemaker,   b. 12 Mar 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1924, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 7 Dec 1867  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6, 9
    Children 
     1. Sarah Ann Wahl,   b. 18 Sep 1868, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944  (Age 75 years)
     2. Maryetta M. Wahl,   b. 27 Sep 1870, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1944, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Angeline Wahl,   b. 30 Sep 1872, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1947, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Dr. Henry Allan "Harry" Wahl,   b. 29 Oct 1876, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1957  (Age 80 years)
     5. Annie Lucinda Wahl,   b. 9 Feb 1879, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Solomon Edward Wahl,   b. 1 Mar 1884, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1965, Rosendale, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1584  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Wahl.-Bro. Henry Wahl was born on Oct. 10, 1840; was married to Widow Sarah Bingiman of Breslau; died near Breslau, Ont., Feb. 24, 1905, aged 64 Y., 4 M., 14 D. To this union were born two sons and four daughters, all of whom reside in Waterloo County and who, with their mother, remain to mourn their sudden bereavement, but not as those who have no hope. Death was due to heart failure. Deceased was a member of the Mennonite church, had been assistant Sunday school superintendent and also superintendent on various occasions, and was also "district man" in the Aid Union for the adjustment of losses by fire among the brotherhood. His remains were buried in the Cressman church cemetery on the 26th of February. The house was crowded with relatives, friends and acquaintances who had met to pay their tribute of respect to the departed brother and of sympathy to the bereaved family. May the God of all comfort and consolation ever be near the bereaved ones to bless and to comfort and guide, as he has promised to be a very present help in time of need. Funeral services were conducted by Bish. Jonas B. Snider in German (text, Matt. 24: 44) and by Pre. J. S.Woolner in English (text, Jas. 4: 14 and Eph. 5: 15

      Herald of Truth, Vol. XLII, No. 10, March 9, 1905, pages 79 and 80

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      Henry B. Wahl was born in Wilmot township, Oct. 9, 1840 and came with parents Heinrich and Maria Wahl to Rosendale, where he lived until his marriage to Sarah (Shoemaker) Bingeman, widow of Isaac Bingeman of Breslau, on Dec. 7, 1867. They were married by Pastor F. R. Reissman, Lutheran. - Witnesses: H. Eby and A. Petersen.

      Acreage was purchased in Horning's Tract and a house and barn erected in 1867. The house was a small frame building and the barn was also small and quite low. This farm is composed of small parcels of land purchased at various intervals. In earlier days the purchase was not recorded until paid for, and this explains the later dates of acquisition.

      June 3, 1869 - James Alderson to Henry B. Wahl - 13.14 acres Horning's Tract
      Dec. 1, 1869 - James Alderson to Henry B. Wahl - 17.75 acres -$115 Horning's Tract
      Dec. 28, 1878 - Wm. B. Thomas to Henry B. Wahl - 31-0-17 acres - Lot ,#53 North of Horning's
      Apr. 9, 1879 - Menno Bowman to Henry B. Wahl - 20-0-0 acres - Lot ,#53 North of Horning's
      Apr. 8, 1882 - Menno Bowman to Henry B. Wahl - 19 1/8 acres - Lot ,#53 North of Horning's
      Mar. 22, 1892 Geo. B. Smith to Henry B. Wahl - 43.6 acres - Horning's Tract $2,180

      There were six children born here [Rosendale] who attended S.S.#12 Bloomingdale school. Henry B. Wahl was a Lutheran and Mrs. Wahl was Mennonite, so they compromised and attended her church Snyder's Mennonite church, Bloomingdale. He was a Sunday School superintendent here for some time. A rule of the Mennonite church forbade the use of alcohol, but Henry Wahl had his own convictions on the subject. He would say "Ay gloss beer con ma hovva, ova ains is genunk" (one may have a glass of beer but one is enough).

      Henry B. Wahl was also a shoemaker. He kept a suoply of leather on hand and made shoes for neighbors and his family. Sometimes some of the children, especially the girls, would complain about their heavy shoes, which were made of second or third grade leather. The best grades were manufactured into shoes for customers who paid cash.

      The daughters made their own dresses at fourteen years of age. No patterns were provided and dresses in this era took a great deal of material and look quite complicated in comparison to our present day styles.
      Mixed farming was the method of agriculture, and the usual livestock composed of grade cattle , pigs, horses, chickens, etc. were kept. The family contributed the farm labor until they married and left for homes of their own. Henry B. Wahl died Feb. 24, 1904 and is buried in the Cressman Mennonite cemetery, Breslau, Ontario.

      Mrs. Henry B. Wahl continued farming operations with the help of her sons Henry Allan and Solomon Edward, until 1910, when Solomon was married. Now the house was divided, Mrs, Wahl and son Henry Allan occupying the one part and Solomon and his bride the other part. Mrs. Henry B. Walh milked her own cow and maintained a garden, which supplied her needs. She maintained and drove her own horse and buggy until she was 80 years olf and over. She was quite content to live in a primitive manner, and refused to have hydro install. In 1913 son Henry Allan moved to the village of Bloomingdale. Mrs. Wahl continued living her until her death in Jan 1924. She is buried in the Cressman Mennonite cemetery, Breslau.

      Women's Institute - Tweedsmuir History - Rosendale Vol. 2

  • 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..., 466.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 12 Dec 1867.
      Married 7 Dec 1867 By Rev. Kaessmann, Heinrich Wahl was married to widow Sarah Bingemann, nee Bingemann, both of Waterloo Township.

    3. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-2 Page 6.

    4. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div 2, Page 53.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div2 pg 93.

    6. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Anna Sarah Widow Bingemann Born: Waterloo Township Res: Waterloo Township Age: 21 Father: Johann Schumacher Mother: Catharina Fried Born: 1846 Spouse: Henry B. Wahl Age: 26 born: Germany Res: Waterloo Township Born: 1841 Father: Heinrich Wahl Mother: Maria Schaefer married 7 Dec 1867

    7. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Waterloo N. Twp. 1881 Page 12.

    8. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Obituary of Henry B. Wahl - March 9, 1905, pages 79 and 80.

    9. [S2545] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township North 1891, Section 1 page 36.

    10. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      Wahl/ Henry B. Wahl/ died Feb. 24, 1905/ aged 64 yrs 4 mos/ Sarah Shoemaker Bingeman/ his wife/ died Jan. 20, 1924/ aged 83 yrs 11 mos/ Blessed are the dead/ which die in the Lord/ Rev.14: 13

    11. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, February 7, 1924 - Obituary of Sarah Shoemaker.

    12. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, BloomingdalePage 5.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Oct 1840 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1845 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Dec 1867 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoemaker - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Church, Breslau, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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