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Amos Schwartzentruber

Amos Schwartzentruber

Male 1893 - 1966  (72 years)

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  • Name Amos Schwartzentruber 
    Born 2 Sep 1893  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1911  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Servant, Farm 
    Residence 1911  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1966  24 Cameron St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-76936 
    Died 2 Jun 1966  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Saint Agatha Mennonite Cemetery, St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I76936  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father Joseph E. Schwartzentruber,   b. 9 Sep 1852, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1932, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Magdalena "Mattie" Schultz,   b. 21 May 1857, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1910, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1877  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F30181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Clara Jantzi,   b. 25 Mar 1892, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1917  (Age 25 years) 
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F35905  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Edna Litwiller,   b. 22 May 1901, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1976  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 23 Jun 1920  [2
    Children 
     1. Doris Darlene Swartzentruber,   b. Abt 1918,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F41826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Amos Schwartzentruber
    Amos Schwartzentruber
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    Amos Schwartzentruber
    Amos Schwartzentruber
    from www.gameo.org 2011

  • Notes 
    • Schwartzentruber, Amos, son of the late Jacob and Magdalena (Schultz) Schwartzentruber, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Sept. 2, 1893; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., June 2, 1966; aged 72 y. 9 m. On Jan. 17, 1915, he was married to Clara Jantzi, who predeceased him July 12, 1917. On June 23, 1920, he was married to Edna Litwiller, who survives. Also surviving are one son (A. Orley), 2 daughters (Doris - Mrs. Lauren Wispe and Anita - Mrs. Raul Garcia), 2 brothers (John and Emanuel), one sister (Mrs. Jeremiah Ramseyer), and 9 grandchildren. Following his ordination to the Christian ministry in 1924, Amos and Edna sailed for South America, having been appointed by the Mennonite Board of Missions to serve in Argentina. In July, 1934, he was ordained to the office of bishop to serve congregations in Argentina. After 40 years of service, the Schwartzentrubers retired in 1963 and took up residence in Kitchener. Funeral services were held at Steinman's Church, with Orland Gingerich and Paul Erb officiating; interment in St. Agatha Mennonite Cemetery.

      Gospel Herald - Volume LIX, Number 46 - November 22, 1966 - pages 1046, 1047

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      Rev. Amos Swartzentruber 72, of 24 Cameron St. N., died today at St. Mary's Hospital following a lengthy illness.

      A resident of Kitchener for the past 30 months, he served as a missionary for the Mennonite board of missions and charities in Argentina for 40 years, retiring in November, 1963.

      Mr. Swartzentruber was born at Petersburg, Sept. 2, 1893, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Swartzentruber.

      He was a member of Steinman Mennonite Church, Baden. His marriage to the former Edna Litwiller, who survives, took place at St. Agatha June 23, 1920.

      Surviving besides his wife are one son, Rev. A. Orley Swartzentruber, Albany, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Lauren (Doris) Wispe, Bethesda, Md., and Mrs. Raul (Anita) Garcia, Pehuajo, Argentina; two brothers, John, Bridgeport and Emanuel, Kitchener; one sister, Mrs. Jeremiah Ramseyer, Kitchener and nine grandchildren.

      The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until noon Sunday when removal will be made to Steinman Mennonite Church, Baden, for service at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Orland Gingerich will officiate. Interment will be in St. Agatha Mennonite cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-3 Page 12.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Amos Schwartzentruber - November 22, 1966.

    3. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 11 Page 10.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:Magdalena Schultz
      Age:20
      Birth Date:abt 1857
      Birth Place:Wilmot
      Marriage Date:11 Sep 1877
      Marriage County or District:Waterloo-Wilmot Twp.
      Father:John E Schultz
      Mother:Catharine Schultz
      Spouse:Joseph Schwartzentruber
      Spouse's Age:25
      Spouse Birth Date:abt 1852
      Spouse Birth Place:Wilmot Township
      Spouse Father:Christian Schwartzentruber
      Spouse Mother:Veronica Schwartzentruber

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Sep 1893 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Jun 1966 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint Agatha Mennonite Cemetery, St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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