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

Christian R. Erb

Male 1899 - 1960  (61 years)


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  • Name Christian R. Erb 
    Born 30 Mar 1899  Kingwood, Wellesley Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Church Membership Riverdale Mennonite Cemetery, Millbank, Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Millbank, Mornington Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    contractor 
    Occupation Millbank, Mornington Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-51497 
    Died 6 Dec 1960  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Riverdale Mennonite Cemetery, Millbank, Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I51497  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father Peter L. Erb,   b. 28 Feb 1864, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary S. Ropp,   b. 23 Jul 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F13306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Madelaine "Mattie" Gerber,   b. 1900, Reading, Nobles, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1980, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 2 Dec 1920  West Branch, Ogemaw, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Grace Eileen Erb
     2. Rev. Raymond G. Erb
     3. Lloyd G. Erb
     4. Clara M. Erb
     5. Wilma Mae Erb
     6. Doris I. Erb
     7. Verna Erb,   b. 30 Oct 1921
     8. Joseph G. Erb,   b. 8 Apr 1923,   d. 13 Jun 1923  (Age 0 years)
     9. Earle G. Erb,   b. 8 Oct 1925,   d. 12 Oct 2004, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     10. William Erb,   b. 24 Nov 1926,   d. 24 Nov 1926  (Age 0 years)
     11. Betty Ann Erb,   b. 6 Feb 1930, Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1995, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     12. Erma Noreen Erb
     13. Helen Louise Erb,   b. 30 Apr 1943,   d. 31 May 2012, Penetanguishene, Tiny Township, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F37476  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - contractor - - Millbank, Mornington Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - - Millbank, Mornington Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Dec 1920 - West Branch, Ogemaw, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Dec 1960 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Erb, Christian, son of Peter and Mary (Ropp) Erb, was born March 30, 1899, died at the St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 6, 1960; aged 61 y. 8 m. 6 d. On Dec. 2, 1920, he was married to Madelaine Gerber. Surviving are his wife, 12 children (Verna-Mrs. Lorne Leis, Milverton; Clara-Mrs. Earl Meyers, Markstay; Betty, at home; Wilma-Mrs. Floyd Good, Plattsville; Erma-Mrs. Milo Good, Bridgeport; Grace-Mrs. Willard Beuhler, Wannapatti; Eleanor-Mrs. Freeman Mast, Kansas City, Mo.; Doris, Kitchener, Ont.; Helen, at home: Earl, Milverton; Raymond, Elora; and Lloyd, at home), one sister (Emma-Mrs. Samuel Nafziger, Brunner), and 15 grandchildren. One son and one sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Riverdale Church, where services were held Dec. 9, in charge of Menno Zehr and David Jantzi.

      Gospel Herald - 24 Jan 1961

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      CHRISTIAN R. ERB

      Christian R. Erb, 61, of Millbank, died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Tuesday morning, December 6th. In failing health for some time he had been hospitalized for almost two weeks. A son of the late Peter Erb and Mary Ropp he was born at Kingswood on March 30th, 1899, On December 2nd , 1920, he married Madaline Gerber at West Branch, Michigan. Following their marriage he farmed at Millbank and also had a contracting business. He was a member of Riverdale Mennonite Church, a superintendent of the Sunday School for some time and a Sunday School teacher until his illness. Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Earl of Milverton; Rev. Raymond of Elora; and Lloyd, at home; nine daughters, Mrs. Lorne (Verna) Leis of Milverton; Mrs. Earl (Clara) Meyers of Markstay; Mrs. Floyd (Wilma) Good of Plattsville; Mrs. Milo (Erma) Good of Bridgeport; Mrs. Willard (Grace) Buehler of Wannapatti; Mrs. Freeman (Eleanor) Mast of Kansas City, Missouri; Miss Grace, Kitchener; Helen and Betty, at home; one sister, Mrs. Samuel (Emma) Nafziger of Brunner, and fifteen grandchildren. One son, Joseph, and one sister, Mrs. Enos (Elizabeth) Nafziger, predeceased him. The body is resting at the home in Millbank until Friday when removal will be made to Riverdale Mennonite Church for service at 2: 30 p.m. Rev. Menno Zehr and Rev. David Jantzi will officiate. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.


      The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Dec 1960

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley E-6 page 4.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Christian Erb - 24 Jan 1961.

    3. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obitury of Christian R. Erb - 7 Dec 1960.