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

Jacob Litwiller

Male 1874 - 1928  (53 years)


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  • Name Jacob Litwiller 
    Born 7 Mar 1874  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Agricultural Laborer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farm Laborer 
    Occupation 1911  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Amish 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-80822 
    Died 1928  [2
    Cause: bacterial endacarditis. 
    Buried St. Agatha Mennonite Cemetery, St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I80822  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Rev. Christian Litwiller,   b. 13 Sep 1848, St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1924, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Mary Miller,   b. 13 Dec 1851, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1921, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1870  [7
    Family ID F30996  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Jantzi,   b. 2 May 1878, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1960, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1896  [2
    Children 
     1. Rev. Nelson Litwiller,   b. 1 Feb 1897, St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1986, Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Milton Litwiller,   b. 26 Dec 1899, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1978, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Edna Litwiller,   b. May 1901, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Reuben Litwiller,   b. 16 Jan 1905, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Eltrude "Ella" Litwiller,   b. 3 Apr 1906, St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1976, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F20985  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Mar 1874 - 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 MapsOccupation - Agricultural Laborer - 1891 - 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 MapsOccupation - Farm Laborer - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Amish - 1911 - St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Agatha Mennonite Cemetery, St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Litwiller. - Jacob Litwiller was born near St. Agatha, Ont., March 7, 1874; aged 54 y. 2 m. 26 d. On Sept. 22, 1896 he was married to Rachael Jantzi. This union was blessed with 7 children. He leaves his widow, an adopted daughter (Eleanor), Nelson and Edna (Mrs. A. Swartzendruber - missionaries in South America), Reuben, Milton, Ella, Delton, 7 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and four sisters. He was confined to his bed for about five weeks. Death was due to complications, but his main sickness was bacterial endacarditis. During his illness he spent many wakeful nights, meditating with God, and during unconscious hours his talk was always of spiritual matters. He was a lover of song, and during his days of sickness he asked all those present to sing for him; leaving a blessed assurance of the eternal hope. In his younger years he united with the Amish Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member until death. Father's place in our home can never be filled. His kind disposition commanded all to love him and the loss of his counsel is heavy to us. Funeral services June 6 at the house by Christian Gascho, and at the A. M. Church near St. Agatha, by C. F. Derstine, Oscar Burkholder, and Peter Nofziger. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

      "Deep in our hearts lies a picture,
      Of a loved one laid to rest;
      In memories frame we will keep it,
      Because he was one of the best.
      Friends may think we have forgotten,
      When at times they see us smile;
      But they little know the heart aches,
      That the smile hides all the while.
      The Family.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 18 - August 2, 1928, pages 382, 383

  • Sources 
    1. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-5 Page 13.
      birth date differs from obituary and birth registration

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, August 2, 1928 - obituary of Jacob Litwiller.

    3. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 1 Page 8.

    4. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 9 Page 4.

    5. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 3 Page 7.

    6. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-5 Page 13.

    7. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 6, 1921 - Obituary of Maria Miller.