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

Benjamin G. Horst

Male 1870 - 1949  (78 years)


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  • Name Benjamin G. Horst 
    Born 27 Apr 1870  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Name Ben Hurst 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Agricultural Laborer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1911  Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00058-3917 
    Died 16 Feb 1949  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Buried Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Person ID I7990  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Isaac W. Horst,   b. 23 Dec 1834, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1916, Akron, Tuscola, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Good,   b. 18 Feb 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1900  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1859  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Family ID F2592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Hurst 
    Family ID F165439  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Ann Shantz,   b. 18 Oct 1874, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1951, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1895  [4
    Children 
     1. Clifford Horst,   b. 13 Mar 1897, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Emma Horst,   b. Feb 1899, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Eunice Horst,   b. 20 Feb 1899, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Leonard Horst,   b. 17 Jan 1901, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Ina Viola Horst,   b. 5 Jul 1905, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1995, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     6. Edith Lorene "Lorene" Horst,   b. 31 May 1910, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1972  (Age 62 years)
     7. Maurice Horst,   b. 1 Dec 1914,   d. 1 Dec 1914  (Age 0 years)
     8. Marshall Horst,   b. 1 Dec 1914,   d. 1 Dec 1914  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F2385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin G. Horst, "was born April 27th, 1870. He is engaged on the farm with Franklin Shuh near Waterloo."


      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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      Benjamin Horst was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., April 28, 1870; died in the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Feb. 16, 1949; aged 78 y. 9 m. 18 d. On Nov. 27, 1895, he was married to Lydia Ann Shantz, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Clifford, Fort St. John, B.C.; and Leonard, Newbury, Ont.), 3 daughters (Mrs. Emma Morrison, Breslau, Ont.); Ina, and Mrs. Ion Weber, Kitchener, Ont.), 2 brothers (Isaac, Akron, Mich.; and Enoch, Kitchener, Ont.), one sister (Mrs. David Heyer, Victoria, B.C.), and 11 grandchildren. He was converted under Noah Stauffer's teachings and united with the Mennonite Church at Kitchener about 1900. In 1922 he and his family moved to Breslau, transferring their membership to the Cressman congregation. He was much interested in singing and served as chorister for a number of years. He was always ready to witness for his Master and did so until the end of his life. Funeral services were conducted Feb.19 at his late home in Breslau and at the Cressman Mennonite Church by Dow Sargeant, pastor of the United Missionary Church and a near neighbor, and Oscar Burkholder. Text: I Peter 2: 9. Burial was made in the Snyder Cemetery, Bloomingdale


      Gospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 10 - March 8, 1949, page 238

  • 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..., 821.

    2. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-1 Page 10.

    3. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 14 page 3.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, March 8, 1949 - Obituary of Benjamin G. Horst.

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 9.

    6. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 3 Page 23.

    7. [S226] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery CC#4581 Internet Link.
      Horst/ Benjamin G. Horst/ 1870-1949/ His Beloved Wife/ Lydia Ann Shantz/ 1874-1951/ At Rest

    8. [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..., 704.

    9. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Isaac Horst, aged 25 res. Woolwich Twp. born Dumfries Twp. son of Christ. Horst and Eva Wanner to Elizabeth Good aged 19 res Woolwich born Woolwich daughter of Benj. Good and Barbara Berge married 2 Jan 1859

    10. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), 25 Jan 1859.
      2 Jan 1859 By Rev. F. W. Bindemann, at Berlin on Jan 2nd, Isaac Horst, to Elizabeth Good, of Woolwich T.

    11. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Isaac Horst Birth Place: Dumfries Township Residence: Woolwich Township Age: 25 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834 Father Name: Christian Mother Name: Eva Wanner Spouse Name: Elisabeth Good Spouse's Age: 19 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840 Spouse Birth Place: Woolwich Township Spouse residence: Woolwich Township Spouse Father Name: Benjamin Spouse Mother Name: Barbara Berge Marriage Date: 2 Jan 1859 Marriage County: Waterloo

    12. [S2545] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township North 1891, Waterloo Township, Sect. 1 Page 9.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Apr 1870 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Agricultural Laborer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Feb 1949 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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