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

Amelia B. Bergey[1, 2, 3]

Female 1873 - 1936  (62 years)


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  • Name Amelia B. Bergey 
    Born 20 Sep 1873  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Female 
    Name Amelia B. Nahrgang 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Teacher 
    Occupation 1909  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Teacher 
    Residence 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00004-892.3 
    Died 19 Apr 1936  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9, 10
    Cause: heart attack 
    Buried Nith Valley Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
    Person ID I6545  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father Deacon David E. Bergey,   b. 3 Jul 1845, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1932, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Louisa Bowman,   b. 28 Nov 1845, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1931, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1872  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Family ID F1955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Menno S. Nahrgang,   b. 16 Mar 1867, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1962, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1909  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Children 
     1. Nahrgang,   b. 1911,   d. 1911  (Age 0 years)
     2. Alice Alta Nahrgang,   b. 1 Feb 1913, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 2011, Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F22658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Nahrgang.-Amelia Bergey, beloved wife of Menno Nahrgang, passed away at her home near New Hamburg, Ont., on Sunday morning, April 19, 1936, after an illness of only a few months. Death was due to a heart attack. She was born in Wilmot Tp., Sept. 20, 1873, the daughter of the late David and Louisa (Bowman) Bergey. At the age of 18 she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, of which she remained an active and faithful member to the end. As a young woman Sister Nahrgang followed the teaching profession for a period of ten years. She was a former student of Elkhart Institute and Goshen College. In 1909 she was married to Menno Nahrgang, and since her marriage has resided on the farm near New Hamburg. In the Sunday school she served as a teacher for many years. With the beginning of the women's missionary organization in Ontario she was appointed president, which office she held until her death, besides being the president of the local organization during that entire period. Surviving are her husband, 1 daughter (Alice), and 2 adopted sons (Fred and Philip Richardson) ; also 1 sister (Mrs. Fred B. Miller of Kitchener) and 3 brothers (Gilbert of New Dundee, Milton of Toronto, and Herbert of New Hamburg). A sister (Eva) and a brother (Ezra) predeceased her. In her passing, her home will miss her as a kind and loving mother and companion, the church has lost one who sought to carry forward her program at the cost of sacrifice, and in the community she will be missed as one who was always ready to lend a helping hand. Funeral services were held April 22 from her late home, followed by public services at the Biehn Church and burial in the adjoining cemetery. Services conducted by the brethren, M. Hallman, S. F. Coffman, and C. C. Cressman.

      Gospel Herald, May 7, 1936 - Vol. XXIX, No.6 - page 126, 127

  • 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..., 78.

    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..., 235.

    3. [S3108] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 020560-09.
      Menno S. Nahrgang, 42, occ. Farmer, res. of Wilmot, son of Joseph Nahrgang and Mary Shantz Married Amelia Bergey, 35, occ. Teacher, res. Of Wilmot, daughter of David Bergey and Louisa Bowman, Witn: Lauson Nahrgang of Berlin and Ida Bergey of New Dundee, 7 April 1909 in Wilmot

    4. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-2 Page 8.

    5. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 3 Page 11.

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, May 7, 1936 - Obituary of Amelia Bergey.

    7. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Wilmot Twp. 1911 Div. 8 Page 12.

    8. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 27.

    9. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19768979/amelia-nahrgang.

    10. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, September 4, 1962 - Obituary of Menno S. Nahrgang.

    11. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, February 5, 1931 - Obituary of Louia Bowman.

    12. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 16 Jan 1873.
      31 Dec 1872 By Pastor Spring in New Hamburg, David Berge, a schoolteacher, was married to Louise Baumann, both of Wilmot.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Sep 1873 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1909 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Apr 1909 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart attack - 19 Apr 1936 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Nith Valley Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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