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

Jacob S. Cressman[1]

Male 1859 - 1926  (66 years)


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  • Name Jacob S. Cressman 
    Born 11 Sep 1859  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1921  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Laborer 
    Religion 1921  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00028-2175 
    Died 24 Jan 1926  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    Cause: heart failure 
    Buried Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I54547  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Isaac S. Cressman,   b. 6 Jul 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1894, Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Barbara Snyder,   b. 9 Jul 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1864, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 28 Feb 1854  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11
    Family ID F41  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Villina Snider,   b. 24 Aug 1863, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1952  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1884  German Mills (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Alson Cressman,   b. 5 Apr 1885, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1951, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Isaac Herbert "Herbert" Cressman,   b. 17 Aug 1886, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1964, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Jacob Cressman,   b. 30 Nov 1887, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1981, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     4. Viola Cressman,   b. Nov 1889, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1979, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)
     5. Elma Cressman,   b. 4 May 1891, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1977, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Ida Cressman,   b. 21 Dec 1893, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958  (Age 64 years)
     7. Ivan Cressman,   b. 21 Dec 1893, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1962, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     8. Lizzie Ann Cressman,   b. 21 Jul 1895, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1993, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     9. Villina Cressman,   b. 5 Oct 1897, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1949, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     10. Samuel Cressman,   b. 15 Feb 1900, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1989, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     11. Hilda Cressman,   b. 15 May 1902,   d. 19 Oct 1906  (Age 4 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F14089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob S. Cressman, "the second son, was born September 11th, 1859. On October 21st, 1884, he was married to Villina, daughter of Isaac and Nancy (Sitler) Snider. She was born August 24th, 1863. They reside on the west side of the Grand River, about two miles south of Conestogo where he is engaged in farming. To them are born seven children, (In December, 1893, Jacob was ordained as deacon for the Schneider field of labor of the Mennonite body)"

      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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      Cressman-Jacob S. Cressman was born near Strasburg, Ont., 1859; died Jan. 24, 1926; Aged 66 y. 4 m. 13 d. He died of heart failure in the Bloomingdale Mennonite Church where he had gone to kindle a fire for the morning service. He walked about one-half mile to the church and was near the furnace just about in the act of lighting the fire when the unseen messenger called. He leaves his companion, 5 sons, 5 daughters, 22 grandchildren, 5 brothers, and 7 sisters. He united with the Mennonite Church in his 28th year and later was ordained deacon, in which capacity he served until death.

      "For tho from time and place
      The flood may bear me far,
      I hope to see my Pilot's face
      When I have crossed the bar."



      Gospel Herald - Vol. XVIII, No. 47 - February 18, 1926 - pages 974, 975

  • Sources 
    1. [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..., 270.

    2. [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..., 499.

    3. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-3 Page 6.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, February 18, 1926 - Jacob S. Cressman.

    5. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 3 Page 22.

    6. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Division 2 (Bloomingdale) Page 7.

    7. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 47.

    8. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Div. 2 Page 6.

    9. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, BloomingdalePage 9.

    10. [S226] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery CC#4581 Internet Link.
      C/ In loving memory/ Jacob S. Cressman/ Born Sept. 11, 1859/ Died Jan. 24, 1926/ Villina S. Snider/ His Beloved Wife/ Born Aug. 24, 1873/ Died May 10, 1952/ Sad oh sad are the partings/ But God knows what is best/ So in the arms of Jesus/ Rest dear father rest/ Cressman

    11. [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..., 344.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Sep 1859 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., 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 MapsMarried - 21 Oct 1884 - German Mills (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1921 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart failure - 24 Jan 1926 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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