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

Bishop Abraham B. Gingrich[1, 2, 3]

Male 1856 - 1938  (81 years)


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  • Name Abraham B. Gingrich 
    Prefix Bishop 
    Born 24 Dec 1856  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Name Abram  [13
    Residence 1877  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Labourer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Farmer, Own Farm 
    Religion 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00039-3200 
    Died 20 Nov 1938  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Cause: paralytic stroke 
    Buried Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Person ID I6012  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father Johannes "John" Gingrich,   b. 26 Dec 1814, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1875  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Anna Burkhard,   b. 1 Nov 1814, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1883  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1837  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Family ID F1823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Gingrich,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F14597  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Gingry 
    Family ID F35543  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Shantz,   b. 10 Mar 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1928  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1877  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 9
    Children 
     1. Cyrus S. Gingrich,   b. 1877, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1955, Guernsey, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Lucinda Gingerich,   b. 25 Nov 1879, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1937, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Ira S. Gingerich,   b. 16 Dec 1881, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1961, Guernsey, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Israel Gingerich,   b. 1884, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Abraham S. "Abram" Gingrich,   b. 31 Aug 1886, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1954  (Age 67 years)
     6. Selina Gingerich,   b. 10 Jul 1889, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1970, Guernsey, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Ida Gingerich,   b. 1 Oct 1891, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1986, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     8. Addison Gingerich,   b. 18 Jun 1894, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1967, Watrous, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Irvin S. Gingrich,   b. 21 Dec 1896, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1982  (Age 85 years)
     10. Angus S. Gingrich,   b. 24 Aug 1901, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1995, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham Gingerich, "son of John and Anna (Burkhard) Gingerich, was born December 24th, 1856. He is married to Lydia, daughter of Joseph and Catharine (Martin) Shantz. They reside in Woolwich Township, about four miles north of Elmira. They have a family of eight children..., and a son name not given."


      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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      Gingrich.-Bishop Abraham B. Gingrich passed away peacefully at the home of his son near Baden, Ont., after a few days' illness due to a paralytic stroke; aged 81 y. 10 m. 27 d. On Sept. 9, 1877, he was married to Lydia Shantz. This union was blessed with 10 children, his wife and 2 children having predeceased him (Israel who died in infancy, and Lucinda, Mrs. Addison Snider, Elmira). These children survive: Cyrus, Ira, Addison, Irwin, and Mrs. Abram Snider, all of Guernsey, Sask.; Abram, Bridgeport; Angus, near Baden; Ida (Mrs. Henry Knoll), Elmira. Bro. Gingrich was ordained to the ministry at Floradale, Ont., Nov. 15, 1896, serving in that capacity for about ten years, when the call came for a bishop. He was ordained and served faithfully as long as he was mentally able. He left many landmarks and especially the German sermons which we all enjoyed so much. The funeral was held from the Drisinger funeral home, Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 23, with further services at the Elmira Mennonite Church. Bro. O. D. Snider preached from a prayerfully chosen text, Matt. 25: 21, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant." Bro. Jonas Snider of Waterloo also took part in the service. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

      "The days were hard, for he was feeble and old,
      And longed to rest in the Shepherd's fold;
      So God in mercy extended His hand,
      To welcome this traveler to a better land."

      GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXXI, No. 36 - December 8, 1938 - pg 791

  • 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..., 428.

    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..., 372.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 20 Sep 1877.
      09 Sep 1877 By Pastor Schneider in Waterloo, Abraham Gingrich was married to Lydia Schantz, both of Waterloo Township.

    4. [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..., 695.

    5. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-5 Page 13.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011104-77.
      011104-77 (Waterloo Co.) Abraham GINGERICH, 20, farmer, Waterloo Twp, Waterloo Twp, s/o John & Anna married Lydia SCHANTZ, 20, Waterloo Twp, Waterloo Twp, d/o Joseph & Catharine, witn Adam MUELLER of Waterloo, 9 September 1877 in Waterloo.

    7. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich f-5 Page 13.

    8. [S154] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Mennonite CC#4584 Internet Link.
      In/ memory of/ Abraham B./ Gingrich/ died/ Nov.20,1938/ aged 81 yrs/ 10 ms & 27 d's/

    9. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, December 8, 1938 - Obituary of Abraham B. Gingrich.

    10. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 44.

    11. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div.. 17 Page 7.

    12. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Sub Dist. 16 Page 3.

    13. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 31 Dec 1896.
      21 Dec 1895 The wife of Abram Gingrich, in Woowich, a son.

    14. [S154] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Mennonite CC#4584 Internet Link.

    15. [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..., 371.

    16. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 23 Feb 1837:12.
      7 Feb 1837 Benjamin Eby m. Johann Gingrich, Woolwich to Miss Anna Burkhart, Waterloo.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Dec 1856 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1877 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Sep 1877 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1881 - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer, Own Farm - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: paralytic stroke - 20 Nov 1938 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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