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

Christian Merner[1, 2]

Male 1831 - 1912  (80 years)


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  • Name Christian Merner 
    Born 23 Dec 1831  Reichenbach, , Canton Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1837  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Immigration 1837  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Evangelical 
    Occupation 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Evangelical 
    Occupation 1879  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    farmer 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Evangelical 
    Retired 1901  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1911  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Evangelical Association 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-86755P 
    Died 17 Feb 1912  [5
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I86755  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 

    Father Jacob Emanuel Merner,   b. 20 Oct 1789, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1869, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Susanna Schlueter,   b. CALC 9 Mar 1789, , Canton Berne, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1875, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Family ID F11110  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elisabeth Young,   b. 21 Oct 1837, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1926  (Age 89 years) 
    Children 
     1. Caroline Merner,   b. 1856, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Charles Frederick Merner,   b. 2 Feb 1870, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1913, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     3. Matilda Merner,   b. 1875, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Emeline Merner,   b. 27 Apr 1857, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 82 years)
     5. Emmanuel Merner,   b. 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Sarah Merner,   b. 1877, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Emanuel Merner,   b. 1858, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. William Merner,   b. 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Melinda Merner,   b. 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Edward Merner,   b. 18 Aug 1860, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950  (Age 89 years)
     11. George Henery Merner,   b. 27 Jul 1862, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1951  (Age 88 years)
     12. William Ezra Merner,   b. 29 Apr 1865, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Aaron Merner,   b. CALC 2 Jan 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 11 years)
     14. Ammon Merner,   b. CALC 16 Aug 1868,   d. 13 Nov 1868  (Age ~ 0 years)
     15. Rev. Henry Levi Merner,   b. 22 Aug 1872, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945  (Age 72 years)
     16. Matilda Lavina Merner,   b. 10 Jan 1875, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934  (Age 58 years)
     17. Rosette Semenda Merner,   b. CALC 4 Jan 1877,   d. 15 Sep 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     18. Sarah Louise Merner,   b. 5 Jan 1877, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965  (Age 87 years)
     19. Melinda Ida Merner,   b. 5 Jun 1879, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Havertown, , Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F22485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Aaron Merner,   b. CALC 2 Jan 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 11 years)
     2. Rosette Semenda Merner,   b. CALC 4 Jan 1877,   d. 15 Sep 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F255346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Merner family has been identified with New Hamburg since its earliest days. One of the first settlers to hew a home out of the unbroken forest was Jacob Merner, who with his wife and family settled about one and a half miles west of the village in 1837. The subject of this sketch was at that time a child of four years. He is a gentleman remarkably well preserved and with an exceedingly clear memory for events transpiring as long ago as 1837. It is Mr. Merner's boast that in 71 years he has not spent 71c. for liquor. Up to 23 years ago he was a successful farmer. He then retired from active farming but continued to work a few acres until recently, when he moved to town. Ile and Mrs. Merner, who is also hale and hearty, celebrated their golden wedding two years ago. Mr. Merner is a man of unbending integrity and highly respected by all who know him.


      Special Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hamburg, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 26 Sep 1878.
      Died 10 Sep 1878 Aaron, son of Christian Merner died at the age of 11 years, 8 months and 8 days in Wilmot

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 26 Sep 1878.
      Died 15 Sep 1878 Rosette Semenda, twin daughter of Christian Merner died in Wilmot at the age of 1 year, 8 months and 11 days

    3. [S307] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1901, New Hamburg (Village) E-1 Page 18.

    4. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 4 Page 7.

    5. [S153] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Riverside New Hamburg CC#4564 Internet Link.
      Christian Merner/ born/ in Reichenbach,Switzerland/ Dec. 23,1831-died Feb. 17,1912/ Elizabeth Young/ his wife/ born Oct. 21,1837-died Oct. 24,1926/ Merner

    6. [S1054] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1911, p. 23;.

    7. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Wilmot Twp. 1871 Div. 2 Page 39.

    8. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 3 Page 24.

    9. [S699] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1891, Section 1 Page 33.

    10. [S844] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1861, Sect. 4 Page 20.

    11. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Melinda Merner Born: 5 Jun 1879 County: Waterloo Father: Christian Merner Mother: Elisabeth Young

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Dec 1831 - Reichenbach, , Canton Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1837 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1837 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 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 - Evangelical - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1879 - 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 - Evangelical - 1891 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical Association - 1911 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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