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

Leah Erb

Female 1843 - 1936  (93 years)


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  • Name Leah Erb 
    Born 1 May 1843  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Name Leah Lichti 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Amish 
    Religion 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1911  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-80520P 
    Died 18 Dec 1936  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Steinmann Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I80520  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Christian H. Erb,   b. CALC 20 Aug 1796, Mittelbergheim, , Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1882, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Maria "Polly" Miller,   b. CALC 15 Oct 1800, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1896, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 95 years) 
    Family ID F30409  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christian K. Lichti,   b. 19 Sep 1847, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1915, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1867  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    Children 
     1. John E. Lichty,   b. 12 Apr 1868, St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1936, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Christian E. Lichti,   b. 30 Aug 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Joel Lichti,   b. 1872, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jacob Lichti,   b. 1873, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Barbara Lichti,   b. 27 Sep 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1942, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. Mary Lichti,   b. 27 Jul 1878, St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1941, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     7. Menno E. Lichti,   b. 28 Feb 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1916, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F20933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lichti.-Leah, wife of Bro. Christian K. Lichti, was born near New Hamburg, Ont., May 24, 1843; died Dec. 18, 1936; aged 93 y. 6 m. 24 d. She was united in marriage to Christian K. Lichti June 11, 1867. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters- Her husband preceded her in death Aug. 3, 1915; also 2 sons (John of Waterloo and Menno of Tavistock). She leaves 2 sons (Christian of Baden and Joel of Tavistock), 2 daughters (Mrs. Ben Roth of New Hamburg and Mary at home), 17 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She accepted Christ as her Savior in her youth and remained faithful to the end. She was the last of a family of 12 to pass away. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bro. Ben Gingerich, and at Steinman's meeting house by Brethren Mose 0. Jantzi (Text, John 16 : 5) and Peter Nafziger (Heb. 9: 27). Burial in adjoining cemetery. P. Nafziger.

      Gospel Herald, Jauary 7, 1937 - Vol. XXIX, No.41 - page 862, 863

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      Pioneer Resident Passes Mrs. Leah Lichty Was 93 Years

      Old Death called to her eternal rest the oldest resident of the New Hamburg district in the person of Leah Erb, relict of the late Christian Lichty, who passed away at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Ben S. Roth, of Friday, December 18th, at the age of 93 years, 6 months and 24 days. The deceased was born in Wilmot Township on the farm now owned by Mr. Wesley Erb, east of this village. After her marriage to Christian Lichty, she resided on a farm near St. Agatha and about twenty-seven years ago they moved to a home on Bleam's Road on the outskirts of this town. After the death of her husband in 1915 she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ben S. Roth. The deceased was a devoted member of the Amish-Mennonite Church and was beloved by a wide circle of friends. She had been bedfast since last summer but was in full possession of her mental faculties until death claimed her. In her death the last member of the pioneer Christian Erb family is removed from this earthly sphere. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, Christian Lichty, of Bade, Joel, of Tavistock, Mrs. Ben S. Roth and Miss Mary Lichty, both of New Hamburg. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Two sons predeceased her. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon from Mr. Roth's residence to the Steinman A.-M. Church for service, followed by internment in the adjoining cemetery. A large concourse of sorrowing relative and friends attended the funeral which was in charge of Rev. Moses Jantzi, of Baden. The pallbearers were all grandsons of the deceased, namely, Nicholas L. Roth, Lorne Roth, Alvin Roth, Wm. Lichti, Chris. Lichti and Emerson Lichti.

      New Hamburg Independent, December 25, 1936

  • Sources 
    1. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-5 Page 8.

    2. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Christian Lichti Born: Wilmot Res: Wilmot Age: 21 Born: abt 1846 Father: John Lichti Mother: Elisabeth Lichti Spouse: Leah Erb Age: 21 Born: abt 1846 born: Wilmot Res: Wilmot Father: Christian Erb Mother: Polly Erb married 11 Jun 1867 county: Waterloo

    3. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 1 Page 15.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Leah Lichti - Jauary 7, 1937 - Vol. XXIX, No.41 - page 862, 863.

    5. [S871] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Steinmann Mennonite Cemetery CC#4570 Internet Link.
      Leah Erb/ Wife Of/ Christian K. Lichti/ 1843 -1936/ Rebecca Erb/ 1845 - 1935/ At Rest

    6. [S1507] Census - ON, Waterloo, Baden - 1911, Baden Div. 13 Page 6.

    7. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 4 Page 11.

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

    9. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Christian Lichty - September 16, 1915 - Pages 415, 416.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 May 1843 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jun 1867 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Amish - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Dec 1936 - 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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