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

Rachel Cress[1, 2, 3]

Female 1850 - 1925  (75 years)


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  • Name Rachel Cress 
    Born 1 Oct 1850  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Gender Female 
    Name Rachel Mayer 
    Name Rachel Moyer 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Cooper 
    Religion 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Lutheran 
    Religion 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lutheran 
    Religion 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1921  11 Chapel St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Eby ID Number 00027-2029 
    Died 2 Nov 1925  [13
    Buried St. James Lutheran Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I54870  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Ephraim Cress,   b. 9 Jun 1806, , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1874, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Susan McMahon,   b. 2 Oct 1812, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1869  (Age 57 years) 
    Family ID F4415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Johann Bernhardt "Barney" Moyer,   b. 22 Mar 1847, Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1913  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1872  St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Addison C. Moyer,   b. 1 Mar 1874, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1929  (Age 55 years)
     2. Mary Augustina Moyer,   b. Oct 1874, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1960  (Age ~ 85 years)
     3. Alexander C. Moyer,   b. 29 May 1876, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1952, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Levi Mayer,   b. CALC 6 May 1880, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1889  (Age ~ 9 years)
     5. Ellen Moyer,   b. Jul 1882, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age ~ 71 years)
     6. Emma Moyer,   b. 3 Dec 1885, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958  (Age 72 years)
     7. Elton Mayer,   b. CALC 30 Aug 1890, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1890  (Age ~ 0 years)
     8. Florence Moyer,   b. 5 Mar 1892, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Oliver Mayer,   b. 17 Apr 1896, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F28765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Adam Mayer,   b. CA 1852,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 20 Aug 1872  [3
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F255891  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Oct 1850 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Aug 1872 - St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cooper - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James Lutheran Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Rachel Cress
    Rachel Cress
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  • Notes 
    • Rachel Cress, "the fourth daughter, was married to Bernhard Meier, a cooper. They reside in St. Jacobs, Ontario, and have a family of eight 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.].

  • 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..., 471.

    2. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Oliver Mayer Born: 17 Apr 1896 County: Waterloo Father: Bernhard Mayer Mother: Rachael Cress

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 29 Aug 1872.
      Married 20 Aug 1872 By Rev. Salinger, Adam Mayer was married to Rahel Cress of St. Jacobs.

    4. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Division 1 Page Number 52 Household Number 246.

    5. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-3 Page 12.

    6. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 Pg 4.

    7. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 1 Page 52.

    8. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 16 Page 13.

    9. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 23.

    10. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 3 Page 38.

    11. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Dist. 8 Page 83.

    12. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 30 Page 13.

    13. [S448] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. James Lutheran St. Jacobs CC#4590 Internet Link.
      Northeast Bernhardt/ Moyer/ born/ Mar. 22, 1847/ died/ Feb. 15, 1913/ aged/ 65 yrs. 10 m./ 24 dys./ a place is vacant/ in our hearts/ that never. can/ be filled/ Moyer

      Southeast Rachel/ Cress/ his wife/ born/ Oct. 1, 1850/ died/ Nov. 2, 1925/ aged/ 75 yrs. 1 m./ 1 day/ Mother, thou wast/ mild and lovely/ gentle as the/ summer breeze

      Southwest Ellen/ Moyer/ 1882-1954/ at rest/ Emma/ Peterson/ 1887 -1958/ at rest

    14. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate.