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

Minerva Swartz[1, 2]

Female 1880 - 1954  (74 years)


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  • Name Minerva Swartz 
    Born 13 Aug 1880  Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Name Minerva Koch 
    Religion 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00004-896.5 
    Died 15 Oct 1954  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I6863  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Abraham Swartz,   b. 12 Mar 1852, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1932  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Susannah Bergey,   b. 5 Oct 1854, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1925  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1872  [8
    Family ID F2058  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Carl R. "Charles" Koch,   b. 16 Mar 1878, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1956, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1904  [4
    Children 
     1. Stanley Koch,   b. 20 Jan 1905, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1941, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     2. Lester S. Koch,   b. May 1906, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1993, Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
     3. Mabel Barbara Koch,   b. Jan 1908, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Orton Koch,   b. 23 Apr 1909, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2001  (Age 91 years)
     5. Phares Koch,   b. 28 Aug 1910, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 2000  (Age 90 years)
     6. Oliver S. Koch,   b. 1911, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 2008, Fergus, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     7. Rev. Roy Swartz Koch,   b. 6 Sep 1913, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 2010, Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     8. Gladys Koch,   b. 9 Aug 1915, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 2010  (Age 94 years)
     9. Vera Koch,   b. 19 Jun 1917, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1989, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     10. Charles Koch,   b. 1919, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F34720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Koch, Minerva, daughter of the late Abram and Susannah (Bergey) Swartz, was born at Brown City, Mich., Aug. 13, 1880; died after a lengthy illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nelson Snyder near Conestogo, Ont., Oct. 15, 1954; aged 74 y. 2 m. 2 d. On Aug. 24, 1904, she was united in marriage to Charles R. Koch, who survives her. Also surviving are 6 sons (Lester and Orton, New Hamburg; Phares, Kitchener, Ont.; Oliver, Conestogo; Roy, St. Jacobs, Ont.; and Charles, Glen Allan, Ont.), 3 daughters (Mabel-Mrs. Herbert Kufske, Kitchener; Gladys-Mrs. Norman Martin, St. Jacobs, and Vera-Mrs. Nelson Snyder, Conestogo), 40 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother (Wellington Swartz, Kitchener), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Isaiah Witmer, Mrs. Wendell Shantz, and Mrs. Clifford Cressman, all of Kitchener, and Mrs. Milton Weber, Waterloo). A son (Stanley) preceded her. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were conducted at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, Oct. 19, by Noah Hunsberger, assisted by Oliver D. Snider. Interment was made in the cemetery at Three Bridges.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 48 - November 30, 1954 --- page 1149, 1150, 1151

  • 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..., 367.

    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..., 236.

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

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, November 30, 1954 - Obituary of Minerva Swartz.

    5. [S151] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. Jacobs Mennonite (Central Woolwich Mennonite) CC#4583 Internet Link.
      Koch / Charles Koch / 1878-1956 / his beloved wife / Minerva Swartz / 1880-1954 / At rest

    6. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 16 Page 5.

    7. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Sub Dist.. 13 Page 10.

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, February 26, 1925 - Obituary of Susannah Bergey.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Aug 1880 - Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - 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 - 15 Oct 1954 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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