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

Elias M. Wideman[1]

Male 1889 - 1964  (75 years)


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  • Name Elias M. Wideman 
    Born 27 Jan 1889  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer, Farm 
    Residence 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00129-8056.9 
    Died 15 Aug 1964  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 17 Aug 1964  Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I54337  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father Menno Wideman,   b. 3 Oct 1845, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1924  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Judith Martin,   b. 3 Jan 1846, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1907  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1869  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F14040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hannah Bauman,   b. 6 Jun 1891, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1990, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 1942 
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F5781  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lydia Ann Martin,   b. 17 Apr 1889, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1939  (Age 49 years) 
    Children 
     1. Edwin M. Wideman,   b. 30 Nov 1913, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1986  (Age 72 years)
     2. Gordon M. Wideman,   b. 11 Mar 1915, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1977, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Tilman Wideman,   b. 5 Nov 1916, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1996  (Age 79 years)
     4. Menno M. Wideman,   b. 24 Nov 1918, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1975, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     5. Mary M. Wideman,   b. 9 Dec 1919, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 2016, RR2, Wallenstein, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     6. Clayton Wideman,   b. 1922,   d. 2003  (Age 81 years)
     7. Alvin Wideman,   b. 25 Jan 1924, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1925  (Age 1 years)
     8. Abner Wideman,   b. 1 Sep 1925,   d. 10 Jan 1989, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     9. Erma M. Wideman
     10. Alvina Wideman,   b. 2 Feb 1936, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1941  (Age 5 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F5782  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Elmira Man Dies From Injuries

      ELMIRA—Elias Wideman, 75, of RR 2, Elmira, died today in K-W Hospital from injuries received yesterday, when he walked into the side of a moving truck, at the main intersection of Elmira. Mr. Wideman was struck by the heavily braced side-view mirror of the truck and suffered serious head injuries and a fractured leg. Glenn Hirons, 19 Young St. E., Waterloo, driver of the truck, told police he saw Mr. Wideman step out from behind a parked car. The driver said he pulled to the left to avoid hitting him.
      BORN IN WOOLWICH
      Mr. Wideman was born in Woolwich Township, a son of the late Menno Wideman and the former Judith Martin. He married the former Lydia Ann Martin who predeceased him in 1939. In 1942 he married the former Hannah Bauman who survives him. Also surviving are seven sons, Edwin. Gordon, Ephraim, Clayton, all of RR 1, Elora; Menno and Abner of RR 2, Elmira: Tilman of RR 2, Wallenstein; four daughters, Mrs. Angus (Mary) Martin and Mrs. Alvin (Wilma) Martin, both of RR 2, Wallenstein; Mrs. Milton (Lydia Ann) Bauman of RR 2. Alma; Mrs. Milton (Erma) Martin of RR 2, West Montrose; a brother, Menno of Waterloo, 57 grandchildren and nine great-grand-children. He was predeceased by a son and a daughter.
      FUNERAL ON MONDAY
      The body is at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor until Monday at 8: 30 a.m., when removal will be made to the home of his son, Abner Wideman, RR 2, Elmira, for funeral services at 1 p.m. EST. Further services will be held at the Elmira Mennonite Meeting House. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Aug 1964 pg 3

  • 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..., 637.

    2. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-3 Page 1.

    3. [S154] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Mennonite CC#4584 Internet Link.
      In/ loving memory/ of/ Elias Wideman/ Jan.27,1889/ Aug.15,1964/ 75 yrs./ At rest/

    4. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 3 Page 4.

    5. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Sub Dist. 15 Page 5.

    6. [S2858] z Vit - ON - Birth Registration, birth certificate 036088 (1889).
      Name:Elias Wideman Date of Birth:27 Jan 1889 Gender:Male Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:Menno Wideman Mother's name:Judith Martin

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register, No. 398 Return of marriages solemnized by Abraham. W. Martin, a minister of the Mennonite Society.
      WEIDMAN, Menno, 23, Woolwich, Woolwich, s/o John & Susana WEIDMAN to Jutid MARTIN, 22, Woolwich, Woolwich, d/o David & Foveonica MARTIN, witnesses: David & Levi MARTIN, Woolwich, January 5, 1869

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jan 1889 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer, Farm - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Aug 1964 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Aug 1964 - Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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