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

Sarah Woolner[1]

Female 1827 - 1899  (72 years)


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  • Name Sarah Woolner 
    Born 13 May 1827  , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Christened 9 Dec 1827  Beccles, , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender Female 
    Name Sarah Cressman 
    Religion Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 000136-8370 
    Died 15 Aug 1899  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I54515  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Father William Woolner,   b. 18 Dec 1788, , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1838, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Phyllis Grey,   b. Abt 1788, Of, Beccles, , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 21 Oct 1824  Beccles, , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F3736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Cressman,   b. 27 Feb 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1906, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1851  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 7
    Children 
     1. Esther Cressman,   b. 29 Apr 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1856  (Age 3 years)
     2. Adline "Adeline" Cressman,   b. 21 Mar 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1862  (Age 7 years)
     3. Susannah Cressman,   b. 25 Jul 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Louisa Cressman,   b. 1 Jun 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1934  (Age 74 years)
     5. Phillip Cressman,   b. 1863, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Phyllis Cressman,   b. 25 Aug 1863, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F14081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sarah Woolner,"was born in Suffolk, England, May 13th, 1827. On March 4th, 1851, she was married to Henry Cressman. They reside on central part of lot No. 119, German Company's Tract, about three miles east of Berlin. Their family consists of five children"


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      On the 15th of August, 1899, about three miles from Berlin, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Sister Sarah Woolner, beloved wife of Henry Cressman, of congestion of the lungs. To this union were born five daughters, three of whom are living. She was born in Norfolk Co., England, on May 13th, 1827, aged 72 years, 3 months and 2 days. She has been a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Of late years she had been a sufferer occasionally, especially the last few weeks of her life she endured much, but bore her sufferings with "patience." She was laid to rest at the Cressman burying ground near Breslau, where services were held by E. S. Hallman, text, 1 Cor. 15: 57, and David Sherk of the U. B. Church. Text, Phil. 1: 21.


      The Herald of Truth , Vol. XXXVI, No. 18, September 15, 1899 - page 286

  • 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..., 689.

    2. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 10.
      Listed as Lina

    3. [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..., 480.

    4. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      Henry Cressman / born / Feb.27,1825 / died Mar.19,190(6) / aged 81 years / & 20 days / Sarah Woolner / wife of / Henry Cressman / born May 13,1827 / died Aug.15,1899 / aged 72 years / 3 mos.& 2 dys / Peace to her ashes / In that happy land we'll meet them / With those loved and gone before / And again with joy will greet them / There where parting is no more

    5. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 24.

    6. [S27] International Genealogical Index - Extracted Church Records, Church of England. Archdeaconry of Suffolk 0952979.

    7. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Henry Cressman aged 26, occ. joiner, res. Waterloo married 4 Mar 1851 Greenbush by lic. to Sara Woolner aged 23, res Waterloo, wit. John B. Shirk - wagonmaker of Preston & Mary Bergey

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 May 1827 - , Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 9 Dec 1827 - Beccles, , Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Mar 1851 - Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Aug 1899 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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