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

Veronica Brubacher[1, 2]

Female 1843 - 1935  (92 years)


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  • Name Veronica Brubacher 
    Born 16 May 1843  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Female 
    Name Veronica Betzner 
    Religion 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00018-1441 
    Died 18 Nov 1935  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 13
    Cause: old age 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I710  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2020 

    Father Deacon John E. Brubacher,   b. 11 Jul 1793, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Catharine Shirk,   b. 11 Feb 1798, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1882, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1817  [14, 15, 16
    Family ID F1421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Moses E. Betzner,   b. 18 Feb 1838, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1931, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1864  [1, 2, 10, 11, 17, 18
    Children 
     1. Lucinda Betzner,   b. 5 Sep 1865, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1937, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. John B. Betzner,   b. 12 May 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1899, near, Pollasky, Fresno Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     3. Magdalena Betzner,   b. 3 Jan 1870, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1958, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Allen Betzner,   b. 29 Jul 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Betzner,   b. 21 Jan 1881, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F252  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Veronica Brubacher, "the youngest member of John and Catharine (Sherk) Brubacher's family, was born May 16th, 1843. On February 2nd, 1864, she was married to Moses Betzner, a farmer. They reside on the old 'Bishop Benjamin Eby' farm at east end of Berlin. Their family consists of five 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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      Betzner - Veronica (Brubacher) Betzner, widow of the late Moses Betzner of Kitchener, Ont., died at her home Nov. 18, 1935; aged 92 y. 6 m. 4 d. Together they lived 186 years. The striking thing about both was that they died without disease, the body merely breaking down in general by old age. She was a faithful member of the First Mennonite Church of Kitchener. She was the oldest member, and member the longest number of years - 73 years. Grandma Betzner will be remembered for having been the last pioneer of the first settlers who came to Kitchener area in 1815. Her father, John Brubacher, came from Lancaster Co., and was among the first deacons of the Church. She will also be remembered for her good memory, and keen mind. This faculty she kept to within 8 months of her death. Her love for Christian song was also a marked characteristic of her life. In earlier days their home was the "soul of hospitality." Farewell, till we meet on that "Beautiful Shore," in the "Sweet-bye-and-bye," of which she loved to sing. She is survived by 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. The children are Mrs. E. B. Kolb, Mrs. Charles Quickfall, of Kitchener; Allen Betzner, Berkeley, Calif.; Mrs. B. B. Shuh, Guernsey, Sask. The services and burial were conducted at the First Mennonite Church by C. F. Derstine, whose wife was a granddaughter, and by Moses Brubacher, a grand-nephew.


      Obituary - Gospel Herald, December 5, 1935

  • 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..., 355.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 11 Feb 1864.
      Married 2 Feb 1864 By Rev. Stahlschmidt, Moses Betzner was married to Veronika Brubacher, both of Woolwich.

    3. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-7 Page 14.

    4. [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..., 246.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, December 5, 1935.
      Obituary of Vernonica Brubacher

    6. [S185] Census - ON - 1901, District: ON WATERLOO (North/Nord) (#121) Subdistrict: Berlin (Town/Ville) Page 14.

    7. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div 1 pg 1.

    8. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 23.

    9. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 27 Pg. 16.

    10. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 9.

    11. [S2767] aaaWaterloo Township 1871 South, Sect. 2 Page 52.

    12. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div 1 Pg 1.
      Fred Hohenstein Farmer Germany Baptist 35 Male absent
      El. Hohenstein Germany Baptist 33 Male absent
      Fred Hohenstein New York Baptist 11
      J. Hohenstein UC Baptist 8
      El. Hohenstein UC Baptist 3
      Hen. Hohenstein UC Baptist 1860
      El. Derbecker Servant Germany LU 26

    13. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

    14. [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..., 345.

    15. [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..., 616-617.

    16. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Nov 15, 1882.
      Obituary of Catharine Sherk

    17. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 8, 1931.
      Obituary of Moses Betzner

    18. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), February 11, 1864.
      By Rev. Stahlschmidt, Moses Betzner was married to Veronika Brubacher, both of Woolwich

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 May 1843 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 18 Nov 1935 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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