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

Elias M. Gingerich[1]

Male 1854 - 1940  (86 years)


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  • Name Elias M. Gingerich 
    Born 8 May 1854  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1877  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    farmer 
    Residence , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Eby ID Number 00039-3209 
    Died 5 Oct 1940  [4
    Buried Pike Cemetery, Ephrata, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I6058  Generations
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 

    Father Moses Gingerich,   b. 17 Feb 1825, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1907  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Susannah Martin,   b. 18 Oct 1828, Near St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1863  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1848  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Family ID F817  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna B. Martin,   b. 19 Jan 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1936  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1876  [9
    Children 
     1. Sidney Gingerich,   b. 10 Jan 1877, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1940, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Leah Gingerich,   b. 23 Mar 1878, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Lavina Gingerich,   b. 29 May 1881, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1959, Ephrata, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Amos Gingerich,   b. 23 Nov 1883, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1888  (Age 4 years)
     5. Rachel Gingerich,   b. 8 May 1885, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Elias M. Gingrich,   b. 8 Sep 1887, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1966, Ephrata, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Moses M. Gingerich,   b. 30 Dec 1889, , , Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1934, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     8. John Gingerich,   b. Abt 1891, Of, May City, Osceola, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1859  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Elias M. Gingerich, "the third son, was born May 8th, 1854. He follows farming and resides at May City, Iowa, U.S. He is married to Nancy Martin. They have a family of nine 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.].

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      Martin. --- Elias Gingrich, son of Moses and Susannah Martin, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., May 8, 1854; died Oct. 5, 1940; aged 86 y. 4 m. 27 d. He joined the Mennonite Church in his young years and kept that faith till his death. Jan. 18, 1876, he united in marriage with Anna Martin. They shared the joys and sorrows of life together for over 60 years. To this union were born 6 sons and 3 daughters. Two children died in infancy. A son (Moses) died in 1934, and Menno in 1935. Mother died in 1936, and a son (Sidney) Sept. 8, 1940. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (Elias M. and John M., and Mrs. Jacob Brubaker and Mrs. Elam Martin); also 43 grandchildren and 93 great-grandchildren. Father had what was supposed to be a light heart-stroke Oct. 18, 1939, from which time he was bedfast. He always seemed satisfied, but longed for the time when he could leave this world. Funeral was held Oct. 8, from the home of his son near Myerstown, Pa., with burial at Pike Mennonite Church. Text, Psa. 84: 2, selected by him quite a long time ago. Services by Joseph Hostetter, Amos Martin, Menno Weaver, and John Weaver.2a

      2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 31 - October 31, 1940 --- page 670, 671

  • 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..., 59.

    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..., 698.

    3. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2 Page 15.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 31, 1940 - October 31, 1940.

    5. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 31117-1877 Sidney Gingerich.

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Menno Gingerich - Vol. XXVII, No. 38 - December 20, 1934.

    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..., 697.

    8. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Eby, Benjamin Rev. - Minister of the Mennonist Society, Berlin report 114.
      Moses Gingrich, of Woolwich, to Susanna Martin, of Waterloo. 19 Dec. 1848.

    9. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, April 16, 1936 - Obituary of Anna B. Martin.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 May 1854 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - 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 MapsOccupation - farmer - 1877 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - , , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pike Cemetery, Ephrata, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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