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

Lilly Elizabeth Spaetzel

Female 1852 - 1928  (76 years)


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  • Name Lilly Elizabeth Spaetzel 
    Born 9 Apr 1852  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Name Lilly Elizabeth Bliehm 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-56196 
    Died 28 Jul 1928  Bowne Township, Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I56196  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father William Spaetzel,   b. 9 Dec 1817, Gesarth, Sachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1897  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Miesner,   b. 21 May 1822, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1899  (Age 77 years) 
    Family ID F5699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dilman Bliehm,   b. 9 Jun 1858, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1926, Bowne Township, Kent Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Albert Bliehm,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Arthur Bliehm,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Angeline Bliehm,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Adeline Bliehm,   b. 14 Jan 1891, near, Elmdale, Ionia, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1915, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F14524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Bleam. - Lilly Elizabeth, daughter of William and Lilly Spaetzel, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., April 9, 1852. She was united in marriage to Dilman Bleam in Waterloo Co., Ont., and came with him to his parent's home in Bowne, Mich., where they lived for a time. They then went back to Canada where they lived for four years after which they came again to Bowne and she has since lived on the Bleam homestead, where she reared her family of four children and devotedly cared for her husband's parents and invalid sister while they lived. Her eldest daughter, Mrs. Adeline Overholt, passed away in Feb. 1914 and her husband Dilman Bleam passed away Dec. 26, 1926. Mrs. Bleam united with the Mennonite Church in her early married life and her daily life in the home and elsewhere gave plenty of evidence of the fruits of a true devoted Christian life. She was very meek and humble in her manners, kind and gentle to all, and devoted to her home and loved ones. Hers was a life filled with hard work, much sorrow and many cares, but she never wavered in doing her duty and sacrificed health, mentally and bodily in her efforts to be faithful. She had been in very poor health for several years during which time she was tenderly cared for by her son, Albert and wife with whom she lived. She passed away at her home July 28, 1928; aged 76 y. 3 m. 19 d. She is survived by her three children: Albert, at the home; Arthur, of Grand Rapids; Mrs. Angeline Skedgill of Hastings; also ten grandchildren; two brothers, Davis Spaetzel of Saniac Co. Mich., Samuel Spaetzel of Buffalo, N. Y., and a host of other relatives and friends.

      Sweetly rest, our dearest mother,
      In the arms of Him who knows,
      All the heartaches, cares, and sorrows,
      That have been your lot here below.

      Funeral services conducted by D. A. Yoder and Aldus Brackbill. Text, Psa. 23.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 20 - August 16, 1928, page 431

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, August 16, 1928 - obituary of Lilly Elizabeth Spaetzel.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Apr 1852 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jul 1928 - Bowne Township, Kent Co., Michigan Link to Google Earth
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