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

Christian O. Gerber[1, 2]

Male 1845 - 1928  (82 years)


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  • Name Christian O. Gerber 
    Born 28 Oct 1845  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Artifact Slant Top Desk 
    • Description
      Historic C.1900 slant-top desk crafted by Waterloo County cabinetmaker Christian O. Gerber (1845-1928, Wellesley Ontario). Refer to Michael Bird's "A Splendid Harvest - Germanic Folk and Decorative Arts in Canada" (1981: p.115, fig. 83). An outstanding example. Pine, grain-painted surface simulating figured maple, cross-banding, and paneling, full-round pilasters ebonized with floral highlights. Said to be the 'the nicest known' example. Condition: Excellent. Untouched original surface. Desk writing surface felt deteriorated. 42.5" w x 21.5" d x 57" h.

      "Waterloo County Slant Top Desk By Gerber". 2021. Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd. https://live.millerandmillerauctions.com/lots/view/4-1NJ1A2/waterloo-county-slant-top-desk-by-gerber.
    Gerber,ChristianO-1845-1928-0001-SlantTopDesk-MillerandMillerAuctions2021.jpg
    Gerber,ChristianO-1845-1928-0001-SlantTopDesk-MillerandMillerAuctions2021.jpg
    Description
    Historic C.1900 slant-top desk crafted by Waterloo County cabinetmaker Christian O. Gerber (1845-1928, Wellesley Ontario). Refer to Michael Bird's "A Splendid Harvest - Germanic Folk and Decorative Arts in Canada" (1981: p.115, fig. 83). An outstanding example. Pine, grain-painted surface simulating figured maple, cross-banding, and paneling, full-round pilasters ebonized with floral highlights. Said to be the 'the nicest known' example. Condition: Excellent. Untouched original surface. Desk writing surface felt deteriorated. 42.5" w x 21.5" d x 57" h.

    "Waterloo County Slant Top Desk By Gerber". 2021. Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd. https://live.millerandmillerauctions.com/lots/view/4-1NJ1A2/waterloo-county-slant-top-desk-by-gerber.
    Gerber,ChristianO-1845-1928-0002-SlantTopDesk-MillerandMillerAuctions2021.jpg
    Gerber,ChristianO-1845-1928-0002-SlantTopDesk-MillerandMillerAuctions2021.jpg
    Description
    Historic C.1900 slant-top desk crafted by Waterloo County cabinetmaker Christian O. Gerber (1845-1928, Wellesley Ontario). Refer to Michael Bird's "A Splendid Harvest - Germanic Folk and Decorative Arts in Canada" (1981: p.115, fig. 83). An outstanding example. Pine, grain-painted surface simulating figured maple, cross-banding, and paneling, full-round pilasters ebonized with floral highlights. Said to be the 'the nicest known' example. Condition: Excellent. Untouched original surface. Desk writing surface felt deteriorated. 42.5" w x 21.5" d x 57" h.

    "Waterloo County Slant Top Desk By Gerber". 2021. Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd. https://live.millerandmillerauctions.com/lots/view/4-1NJ1A2/waterloo-county-slant-top-desk-by-gerber.
    Gerber,ChristianO-1845-1928-0003-SlantTopDesk-MillerandMillerAuctions2021.jpg
    Gerber,ChristianO-1845-1928-0003-SlantTopDesk-MillerandMillerAuctions2021.jpg
    Description
    Historic C.1900 slant-top desk crafted by Waterloo County cabinetmaker Christian O. Gerber (1845-1928, Wellesley Ontario). Refer to Michael Bird's "A Splendid Harvest - Germanic Folk and Decorative Arts in Canada" (1981: p.115, fig. 83). An outstanding example. Pine, grain-painted surface simulating figured maple, cross-banding, and paneling, full-round pilasters ebonized with floral highlights. Said to be the 'the nicest known' example. Condition: Excellent. Untouched original surface. Desk writing surface felt deteriorated. 42.5" w x 21.5" d x 57" h.

    "Waterloo County Slant Top Desk By Gerber". 2021. Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd. https://live.millerandmillerauctions.com/lots/view/4-1NJ1A2/waterloo-county-slant-top-desk-by-gerber.
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/48568455 
    Residence 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1877  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    farmer 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Income 
    Residence 1911  Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1921  Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-80095 
    Died 28 Jan 1928  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Cause: arterio schelerosis 
    Buried Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly 3rd Line], Wellesley Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Person ID I80095  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father Johannes "John" Gerber,   b. CALC 11 Apr 1809, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1889, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Veronica "Fannie" Oesch,   b. 8 Jul 1822, Bayern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1861  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 29 May 1842  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Family ID F30995  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann "Annie" Reschly,   b. 8 May 1850, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1930, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Gerber,   b. 1 Apr 1869, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1945, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. John R. Gerber,   b. 30 Apr 1872, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1948, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Joseph R. Gerber,   b. 10 Feb 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1958, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Daniel R. Gerber,   b. 30 Apr 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1961, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Solomon R. Gerber,   b. 14 Oct 1879, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1959, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Catharina Gerber,   b. 13 Apr 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Christian R. Gerber,   b. 24 Feb 1883, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1966, Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     8. Magdalena Gerber,   b. 15 Dec 1885, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1955  (Age 69 years)
     9. Nancy Gerber,   b. 3 Jan 1888, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1980  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F30994  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Daniel Gerber Born: 30 Apr 1877 County: Waterloo Father: Christian Gerber Mother: Anna Roeschly

    2. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Daniel R. Gerber.

    3. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-6 Page 11.

    4. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 1 Page 29.

    5. [S504] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1911, Div. 11 page 14.

    6. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 5 Page 33.

    7. [S844] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1861, Pg. 117.

    8. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 3 Page 54.

    9. [S2107] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1921, Sub District 11 Page 2.

    10. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 34700 (1928), Christian Gerber.
      Christian Gerber b. 28 Oct 1845 Wilmot tp. retired farmer, s/o Jno Gerber (b. Germany) & Vernoica Oesch (b. Wilmot Tp.), buried III Line Cemetery, d. 28 Jan 1928 Wellesley, cause: arterio schelerosis

    11. [S533] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley - Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Internet Link.
      Christian Gerber/ beloved husband of/ Annie Reschly/ 1845-1928/ age 82 yrs/ 3 months

    12. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd John Oesch, Minister Of The Society Of German Mennonites, In The Township Of Wilmot #20.
      Johannes Gerber, Yeoman, To Veronica Oesch, Both Of Wilmot. 29 May 1842. Rev. Oesch. Wit. Christian Bossert And Michael Jantzi, Both Of Wilmot, Yeomen

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Oct 1845 - 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 - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1877 - 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 MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1921 - Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: arterio schelerosis - 28 Jan 1928 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly 3rd Line], Wellesley Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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