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

Ira S. Gingerich[1, 2]

Male 1881 - 1961  (79 years)


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  • Name Ira S. Gingerich 
    Born 16 Dec 1881  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer Son 
    Occupation 1910  Guernsey, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Residence 1938  Guernsey, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1954  Guernsey, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Eby ID Number 00039-3200.6 
    Died 1 Jul 1961  Guernsey, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I6017  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2021 

    Father Bishop Abraham B. Gingrich,   b. 24 Dec 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1938, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother 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  [7, 9, 10
    Family ID F1846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Ann Snider,   b. 12 Jan 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1977, Rosthern, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1910  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F28958  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Gingerich, Ira Shantz, son of Abraham and Lydia (Shantz) Gingrich, was born at Elmira, Ont., Dec. 16, 1881; died at the Lanigan Union Hospital, Guernsey, Sask., July 1, 1961; aged 79 y. 6 m. 15 d. On Feb. 23, 1910, he was married to Lydiann Snider, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Harold, Calgary, Alta.; Stella-Mrs. Henry Steeves, Rosser, Man.; Clifford, Burnaby, B.C.; Carl, Roycraft, Alta.; Beulah, Chicago, Ill.; Cameron, Guernsey, Sask.; and Norma-Mrs. Malcolm Henderson, Estavan, Sask.), 15 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Addison and Irvin, Guernsey; and Angus, New Hamburg, Ont.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Selina Snider, Guernsey; and Mrs. Henry Knoll, Elmira). One daughter preceded him in death in infancy. During the European migration in the 1920's, many German-speaking immigrants found temporary refuge in the Gingrich home. He was a member of the Sharon church, where funeral services were held July 5, in charge of Stanley D. Shantz.

      Gospel Herald - Volume LIV, Number 31 - August 8, 1961, page 702, 703, 704

  • 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..., 695.

    2. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Cyrenius Snider - 10 Nov 1976, pg 21.

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

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

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, August 8, 1961 - Obituary of Ira S. Gingerich.

    6. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 21816 (1910), Gingrich-Snider.
      Ira S. Gingrich, 28, Farmer, of Guernsey Saskatchewan, Son of Abraham B. Gingrich & Lydia Shantz Married Lydiann Snider, 25, Housemaid, of Waterloo, daughter of Joshua Snider & Lydia Jane Clemens, Witn: Angus S. Weber of Floradale & Lizzie Snider of West Montrose, 23 February 1910 In Woolwich Twp.

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

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Abraham Gingrich - April 20, 1954.

    9. [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.

    10. [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.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Dec 1881 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer Son - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1910 - Guernsey, Saskatchewan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Feb 1910 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1938 - Guernsey, Saskatchewan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1954 - Guernsey, Alberta Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jul 1961 - Guernsey, Alberta Link to Google Earth
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