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

Elma Cressman[1]

Female 1891 - 1977  (86 years)


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  • Name Elma Cressman 
    Born 4 May 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Name Elma Witmer 
    Religion 1911  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1949  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Eby ID Number 00028-2175.8 
    Died 5 Oct 1977  Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I54550  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Father Jacob S. Cressman,   b. 11 Sep 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1926, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother 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, 7
    Family ID F14089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leslie David Witmer,   b. 30 Jun 1889, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1978, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 1916  [4
    Children 
     1. Edward Bruce "Bruce" Witmer
     2. Wilfred Stewart "Stewart" Witmer,   b. 1919, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 2010, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. Beatrice Marie Witmer,   b. 1923,   d. 22 Apr 2012, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F5901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Witmer, Elma, was born in Woolwich Twp., Ont., May 4, 1889; died in Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, Ont., Oct. 5, 1977; aged 88 y. On June 7, 1916, she was married to Leslie D. Witmer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Stewart and Bruce), 2 daughters (Beatrice - Mrs. Norman Shantz, Helen - Mrs. Joseph Burkholder), 16 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Samuel and Jacob), and 2 sisters (Lizzie Ann Stevanus and Viola Cressman). She was a member of Preston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 7, in charge of Willis L. Breckbill; interment in Hagey Cemetery.

      Gospel Herald - Volume 71, Number 5 - January 31, 1978 - page 102

  • 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..., 499.

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

    3. [S146] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Hagey Mennonite CC#5431 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Witmer / Leslie D. / 1889-1978 / Elma / 1891-1977 / Into thy hands I commend my spirit

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, January 31, 1978 - Obituary of Elma Cressman.

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

    6. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Villina Cressman - 13 Sep 1949.

    7. [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.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 May 1891 - 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 MapsResidence - 1949 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Oct 1977 - Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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