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

Noah Betzner[1, 2]

Male 1836 - 1927  (91 years)


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  • Name Noah Betzner 
    Born 22 Mar 1836  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    United Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Income 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Retired 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Income 
    Residence 1921  139 Lancaster St. E. Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00006-0934 
    Died 25 Aug 1927  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I8945  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Magdalena Eby,   b. 12 Dec 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1886, Near New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1833  [2, 15
    Family ID F2522  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father 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) 
    Family ID F35698  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Snyder,   b. 11 Sep 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1925, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1857  [1, 11, 14
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Betzner,   b. 23 Sep 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 83 years)
     2. Ezra S. Betzner,   b. 28 Apr 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1859  (Age 0 years)
     3. Infant Betzner,   b. 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Magdalena Betzner,   b. 1 Jan 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 78 years)
     5. Leah Betzner,   b. 23 Nov 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1865  (Age 0 years)
     6. Oliver S. Betzner,   b. 14 Feb 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1943, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Nancy Betzner,   b. 1868, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Zelinda Betzner,   b. 8 Jul 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1943, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     9. Ephraim Betzner,   b. 27 Aug 1871, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1965, Bradenton, Manatee, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     10. Barbara Betzner,   b. 16 Jun 1874, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1874  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F1245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Noah Betzner "was bron March 22nd, 1836. He is married to Barbara Schneider, who was born September 11th, 1838. They reside about three miles east of Berlin, on the old "Jacob Sherk" farm. To them was born a family of eight 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.].

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      Noah Betzner

      One of the oldest citizens of Kitchener, if not the oldest, passed away this morning at his late residence, at 139 East Lancaster street, in the person of Noah Betzner, born on March 22, 1836, he was well on in his 92nd year, and in full possession of all his faculties up to three or four weeks ago, when he was compelled to take to his bed. During his short illness he received at the hands of his family and other friends the watchful care due a father, a neighbour and a friends, the end coming this morning at an early hour, without pain and without apprehension of any kind.

      The late Mr. Betzner was the son of the late John B. Betzner and Magdalena Eby and a great grandson of Samuel Betzner, who was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, in 1738, and who migrated to Canada about the year 1800, taking up land on the Grand River, opposite Doon, where the monument to the Waterloo County pioneers now stands. The late Mr. Betzner was proprietor of this farm during the first five years of his married life, after which he moved to the "Jacob Sherk" farm on the Grand River between Kitchener and Breslau. In 1898 Mr. Betzner gave up farming and moved to Kitchener, where he has resided ever since.

      On March 3, 1857, he was married to Barbara Schneider, who predeceased him just two years ago, and eight years beyond their 60th anniversary. Three children died in infancy, the surviving members of the family being Mrs. Isaac Brubacher, Mrs. Moses Shantz, Mr. Oliver Betzner, Mrs. Oliver Hallman, and Mr. Ephraim Betzner, all of this city and vicinity. There also survive fourteen grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. To all of these sympathy is extended on the loss of a kind and Christian father, whose memory will be revered by all who knew him.

      In the death of Mr. Betzner the community loses one of the few links which still remained to bind us to early life in Waterloo County. He was one of the original members of the M.B.C. congregation, organized in the early seventies, under the guidance and inspiration of Rev. Solomon Eby. He was a consistent member of that church ever since, was faithful and even severe with himself in his religious duties, and was an inspiration to many by his upright and exemplary life and his Christian testimony given many times and often both in public gatherings and in private life. Truly this was a good man, - good in the face of the many trials, difficulties and disappointments of a long life.

      The funeral will take place from his late residence on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock and will proceed to the M.B.C. church for service and to the East End cemetery where internment will take place.


      Obituary - Kitchener Daily Record, August 25, 1927

  • 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..., 351.

    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..., 540.

    3. [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..., 245.

    4. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-5 Page 8.

    5. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. !, Pg. 6.

    6. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Noah Betzner / died Aug.25, 1927 / in his 92nd year / his wife / Barbara Snyder / died Sept.6, 1925 / in her 88th year / at rest / Betzner / (A) Mother

    7. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 23.

    8. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 36 Page 14.

    9. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 4 Page 29.

    10. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub District 28 Page 4.

    11. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 1 Page 5.

    12. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 6.

    13. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

    14. [S350] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Daily Record 1919-1947, August 25, 1927.
      Obituary of Noah Betzner

    15. [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..., 243.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Mar 1836 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - United Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Aug 1927 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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