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

David Bettschen

Male 1782 - 1867  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name David Bettschen 
    Born Sep 1782  Avers, Reichenbach, Frutingen, Canon Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1825  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-89248 
    Died 13 Sep 1867  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried Rosebank Community Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I89248  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Family Elizabeth Bruegger,   b. 7 Apr 1771, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1856  (Age 85 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mator Jacob Bettschen,   b. 8 May 1808, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1869, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. Christian Bettschen,   b. 17 May 1810, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1862, , Lake Co. Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     3. Gotleib Bettschen,   b. 6 Apr 1813, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1883, Niles, Berrien, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Gilgian Wilhelm "William" Bettschen,   b. 3 Oct 1814, Reuebruegg, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1890, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F23653  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Sep 1782 - Avers, Reichenbach, Frutingen, Canon Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1825 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Sep 1867 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosebank Community Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • David Bettschen settled on approximately 100 acres of the south half of Lot 5, Concession 3 in 1831 nearby the settlement of New Dundee. In 1832 Bettschen had built a log house, barn and blacksmith shop on the property. John Allchin purchased the farm in 1842, and the property was later purchased by Donald MacDonald.

      An Archaeological Perspective of an Historic Overview of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Scarlett E. Janusas Aug 1988 pg 58

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 19 Sep 1867.
      David Bettschen died 13 Sep 1867 in Wilmot, 85 yrs, born in Avers, Reichenbach, Frutingen, Canton Bern, Switzerland, Came to Canada in 1825 with wife and 5 sons.

    2. [S213] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Rosebank Community CC#4565 Internet Link.
      David Bettschen / 1782-1867 / Elizabeth Bruegger / his wife / 1770-1856

    3. [S213] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Rosebank Community CC#4565 Internet Link.
      Here is at rest in full hope / David Bettschen / born Sept A.D. 1782 / died Sept 13 A.D. 1867

    4. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 16.
      David BETTSCHEN Farmer Switzerland Calvinist
      Elizabeth BETTSCHEN Switzereland Calvinist
      Elizabeth YURIACH? Switzerland Calvinist

    5. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 16.