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

Selina Knechtel[1]

Female 1877 - 1933  (56 years)


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  • Name Selina Knechtel 
    Born 1 Oct 1877  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Female 
    Name Selina Witmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    New Jerusalem 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1911  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00048-3576.4 
    Died 10 Nov 1933  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 9
    Buried 15 Nov 1933  Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9
    Person ID I6359  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Alfred Knechtel,   b. 4 Jan 1852, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1923  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Betty" Hallman,   b. 20 May 1851, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1906, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1875  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12
    Family ID F1931  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. John Wesley Witmer,   b. 27 May 1879, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1960  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1922  [9
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F5696  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Witmer. - Selina Knechtel, beloved wife of Bro. J. W. Witmer, passed away at her home in Wilmot Township, Ont., on Friday evening, Nov. 10, 1933, in her 57th year. She leaves her husband and family, namely; Vernon, Luella (Mrs. Vernon Shott) of Kitchener, Grace (Mrs. Lloyd Sider) of Wainfleet, Ont., Edward, William, J. Eldon, and Melvin, all at home; also 4 sisters and 1 brother: Mrs. Alvin Bowman of Guernsey, Sask., Mrs. Henry Koch of Hanover, Ont., Mrs. Moses Bechtel; Mrs. Owen Bechtel, and Ephraim of Mannheim. The funeral took place Nov. 15, from the family residence and thence to Latschars Mennonite Church for services. Services in charge of Bro. Moses M. Brubacher assisted by Bro. Oscar Burkholder. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

      Gospel HeralD - Vol. XXVI, No. 38 - December 21, 1933, p. 814, 815
      MRS. J. WESLEY WITMER - By Record Correspondent - New Dundee, Nov. 11 - Selina Knechtel, wife of J. Wesley Witmer, age 56 years, passed away at her home near here on Friday. Deceased was born in Waterloo County on Oct. 1, 1877. She was married on Jan. 10 of 1922. At the age of 14 years Mrs. Witmer was converted to the Mennonite faith and has been a member of the Mennonite Church since that time. Surviving are her husband, one brother, Ephriam Knechtel, near Mannheim, four sisters, Mrs. Alvah Bowman of Guernsey, Sask., Mrs. Hy. Koch, Durham, Alta., Mrs. Moses Bechtel and Mrs. Owen Bechtel near Mannheim. The funeral will be held on Wednesday with services at the home at 1: 30 o'clock and thence to the Latchar Mennonite Church. Casket bearers will be: Vernon, Edward, William, Eldon and Melvin Witmer and Clifford Knechtel.

      Unidentified Newspaper Obituary

  • 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..., 764.

    2. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot h-3 Page 1.

    3. [S49] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Latschaw Mennonite CC#4560 Internet Link.
      J. Wesley Witmer/ born May 27, 1879/ died Feb. 14, 1960/ in his 81st year/ Almeda Hallman/ beloved wife of/ J. Wesley Witmer/ born Dec. 25, 1878/ died Dec. 5, 1920/ in her 42nd year/ Witmer North: Selina/ Knechtel/ wife of/ J.W. Witmer/ born/ Oct. 1, 1887/ died/ Nov. 10, 1933

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, December 21, 1933 - Obituary of Selina Knechtel.

    5. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-3 Page 1.

    6. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 16.

    7. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 11 Page 8.

    8. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 2 Page 71.

    9. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Selina Knechtel - Witmer.

    10. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 9371-75.
      Alfred KNECHTEL, 23, farmer, Canada, Mannheim, s/o Peter & Barbara, married Elizabeth HALLMAN, 23, Wilmot, Mannheim, d/o John & Sarah, witn: David HALLMAN of Mannheim & Helena SCHMIDT of Wilmot, 19 Jan 1875 at Berlin

    11. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian).
      Name: Alfred Knechtel Age: 23 res: Manheim Place of Birth: Preston, Ont. Names of Parents: Peter Knechtel & Barbara Drum Bride: Name: Elisabeth Hallman Age: 23 res: Manheim, Ont. Place of Birth: Wilmot Tp. Names of Parents: John Hallman & Sarah Beier Witness(S): Name: David Hallman res: Manheim, Ont. Name: Helena Schmidt res: Wilmot Tp. Date of Marriage: Jan. 19, 1875

    12. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 21 Jan 1875.
      19 Jan 1875 By Pastor F.W. Tuerk in Berlin, Alfred Knechtel was married to Elisabeth Hallmann, both of Mannheim.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Oct 1877 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - New Jerusalem - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Nov 1933 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 Nov 1933 - Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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