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

Johannes "John" Betzner

Male 1783 - 1852  (69 years)


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  • Name Johannes "John" Betzner 
    Born 7 May 1783  , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Historic Building 437 Pioneer Tower Road, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Betzner Farmstead, composed of a farmhouse, drive shed and cultural heritage landscape, is located at 437 Pioneer Tower Road, in the southeast end of the City of Kitchener. The two-storey farmhouse was designed in the Mennonite Georgian style by John Betzner, and the accessory drive shed was designed in the utilitarian and vernacular style typical of pioneer farmsteads. Both buildings were constructed in circa 1830.
    Land 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Broken Front Lot 11, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Broken Front Lot 12, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name John Betzner 
    Eby ID Number 00006-0916 
    Died 3 Nov 1852  Opposite Doon, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Buried Doon Pioneer Tower Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I8330  Generations
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 

    Father Samuel Betzner,   b. 1738, Merspurg, Wurtenburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Maria Detweiler,   b. 1744, Of, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1806, Near Blair, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F2387  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Bechtel,   b. 11 Jul 1782 OR 22 Jul 1782, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 6 Jul 1804  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Samuel B. Betzner,   b. 11 Sep 1805, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Johannes B. "John" Betzner,   b. 13 Feb 1808, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     3. Elizabeth B. Betzner,   b. 10 May 1811, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1894, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Anna "Nancy" Betzner,   b. 22 Dec 1814, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1897  (Age 82 years)
     5. Jacob B. Betzner,   b. 5 Sep 1818, Near Doon, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1915, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F2454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Betzner, "the third son of Samuel and Maria (Detweiler) Betzner, was born May 7th, 1783. In 1804he was married to Mary, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Morris) Bechtel. She was born July 11th, 1782 and died September 22nd, 1843. After their marriage they moved on his father's farm opposite Doon where he died November 3rd, 1852. To them were born five children"


      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.].

  • 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..., 242.

    2. [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..., 224.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      gives the country or province of birth.

    4. [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...

    5. [S2378] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Doon Pioneer Tower.
      Johannes (?) BETZNER/ 1852

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 May 1783 - , , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - - 437 Pioneer Tower Road, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Nov 1852 - Opposite Doon, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Doon Pioneer Tower Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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