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

Anna "Nancy" Reist

Female 1807 - 1888  (80 years)


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  • Name Anna "Nancy" Reist 
    Born 24 Apr 1807  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Name Anna "Nancy" Witmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00090-5229 
    Died 4 Mar 1888  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6, 8
    Buried Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Person ID I9041  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 

    Father John Reist,   b. 18 Jul 1763, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1843, Near Kossuth, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Susannah Huber,   b. 21 May 1771, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1850  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1790  [10
    Family ID F238  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jacob Witmer,   b. 27 Dec 1801, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1888, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1828  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Susannah Witmer,   b. CALC 3 May 1829,   d. 2 May 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years)
     2. Anna Witmer,   b. 27 Aug 1831, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1878  (Age 46 years)
     3. Abraham R. "Abram" Witmer,   b. 3 Oct 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1913, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. John R. Witmer,   b. 30 Nov 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1881, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     5. Henry Witmer,   b. 11 Oct 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1888, Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     6. Jacob Witmer,   b. 30 Jun 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Levi R. Witmer,   b. 23 May 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1916, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     8. Elizabeth Witmer,   b. 26 Apr 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Noah Witmer,   b. 23 Oct 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. David Witmer,   b. 23 Nov 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1902, Burnside Township, Lapeer Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F1144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Anna Reist, "the ninth member of John and Susannah (Huber) Reist's family, was born April 24th, 1807. On September 14th, 1828, she was married to Jacob Witmer. They resided on a farm near Preston, Ontario, where she died March 4th, 1888."


      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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      WITMER. - On the 4th of March, in Waterloo Co., Ont., of infirmities of old age, Anna Reist, wife of Jacob Witmer, aged 80 years, 10 months and 9 days.

      Funeral services by Jacob Woolner, at the house of mourning, in German, and Bishop Daniel Wismer at Wanner's meeting-house, in both languages from Isa. 38:1.

      She was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., in 1807, and was married to Jacob Witmer in 1828, two years after coming to this country with her parents.

      Herald of Truth, Vol. XXV, Number 7 April 1, 1888, Pages 108, 109

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 173.

    2. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 675.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      gives age and country of birth

    4. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 11.

    5. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 2 Page 25.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 22 Mar 1888.
      Died 4 Mar 1888 Anna Witmer, née Reist, wife of Jakob Witmer, died near Preston at age of 80 years, 10 months, & 9 days.

    7. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 10 Page 73.

    8. [S2173] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/208368406/anna-witmer.

    9. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).

    10. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 163.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Apr 1807 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Sep 1828 - Hespeler (Cambridge), 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 MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Mar 1888 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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