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

Joseph B. Zehr

Male 1817 - 1905  (87 years)


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  • Name Joseph B. Zehr 
    Born 31 Dec 1817  , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Interesting story, pioneer 
    Immigration 1826  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1841  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1851  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1851  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1858  1138 Snyders Road, Baden, Wilmot, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Retired 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-78500 
    Died 25 Jul 1905  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: old age 
    Buried Steinmann Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I78500  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2021 

    Father Joseph Zehr,   b. CALC 31 Dec 1782, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1843  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Anne Beiler,   b. Abt 1794,   d. Abt 1818  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Family ID F30407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria L. Lichti,   b. 1819, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1841  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. Magdalena Zehr,   b. 21 Apr 1842, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928  (Age 85 years)
     2. Joseph L. Zehr,   b. 10 Oct 1843, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1912  (Age 68 years)
     3. Jacob Zehr,   b. 1845, Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Barbara Zehr,   b. 15 Oct 1845, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930  (Age 84 years)
     5. Maria "Mary" Zehr,   b. 27 Aug 1847, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1930, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Anna Zehr,   b. 1849, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942  (Age 93 years)
     7. Christian L. Zehr,   b. 24 Dec 1852, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1924, Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     8. Johannes Zehr,   b. 1855, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Daniel L. Zehr,   b. 26 Mar 1859, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1944  (Age 84 years)
     10. John L. Zehr,   b. 3 Sep 1862,   d. 26 Dec 1930  (Age 68 years)
     11. Catherine Zehr,   b. 6 Jan 1864, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1928, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F19473  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Another of our old pioneers was called away last week in the death of Mr. Joseph Zehr, who died last Tuesday evening, July 26th, at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Chris. Wagler, at the ripe old age of 87 years, 6 months and 25 days, after a short illness. The funeral was held on Friday forenoon and was largely attended. Many came from far and near to pay their-last tribute of respect to the departed. Bishop Daniel H. Steinmann conducted the service at the house, after which the remains were taken to the cemetery at the Amish-Mennonite meeting house west of Baden, and laid in their last resting place A large concourse of people followed the remains to the grave. After the interment, services were conducted in the meeting-house by Bishop Jacob Bender, assisted by several others. Joseph Zehr was born in Lorraine, Germany, Dec. 31st, 1817, and came to Canada with his parents. They resided in Woolwich Township for a few years, then moved to Wilmot, where Mr. Zehr resided till his death. His wife to whom he was married in 1846, died in 1900. Thus they had lived together for over half a century. Three sons and three daughters survive to mourn the loss of their father. The pioneers who first settled here when Wilmot was about all bush yet, are nearly all gone to join the great majority. We extend our sincere sympathy to all the bereaved ones.

      Wellesley Maple Leaf, August 10, 1905

      Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website.

  • Sources 
    1. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-4 Page 24.

    2. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 2 Page 65.

    3. [S2191] News - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley - Wellesley Maple Leaf, Obituary of Joseph Zehr - August 10, 1905.

    4. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Sect. 5 Page 181.

    5. [S844] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1861, Sect. 11 Page 67.

    6. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852.
      By Rev'd John Oesch, Minister Of The Mennonist Society, Wilmot Township
      Joseph Zehr, Of Woolwich, To Maria Lichty, Of Wilmot. 16 Mar. 1841. Wit. Nicholas Lichty And Peter Litwiller.

    7. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 9 Apr 1841 Pg 15.
      16 Mar 1841 Pastor Johannes Oesch m. Joseph ZEHR, of Woolwich, to Maria LICHTY, of Wilmot.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Dec 1817 - , Alsace Lorraine, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1826 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1841 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Mar 1841 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1851 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1851 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1858 - 1138 Snyders Road, Baden, Wilmot, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 25 Jul 1905 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Steinmann Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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