Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Rev. Cyrus Nathaniel Good

Rev. Cyrus Nathaniel Good[1, 2]

Male 1869 - 1967  (97 years)

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  • Name Cyrus Nathaniel Good 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 19 Nov 1869  , , Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Name C. N. Good 
    Occupation Berlin Congregation of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church, Lancaster St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    minister 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Evang. Assoc. 
    Occupation 1900  Elmwood, Grey Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Minister of the Gospel 
    Occupation 1900  Elmwood, Grey Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    minister of the gospel 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Minister 
    Occupation 1912  Bethany Mennonite Church, Lancaster St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    minister 
    Eby ID Number 00041-3313 
    Died 17 Feb 1967 
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9121  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Jacob G. Good,   b. 9 Mar 1840, Lancaster, Hoging County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1914, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Rosena Frank,   b. 18 Oct 1842, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1865  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F2651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lovina Schneider,   b. 13 Feb 1873, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1899  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 23 May 1894  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Levy C. Hallman,   b. 19 Feb 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1942, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1900  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Grace Irene Good,   b. 22 Oct 1901,   d. 10 Dec 1986, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Ira Merle Good,   b. 5 Dec 1903, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1989  (Age 85 years)
     3. Gordon Ray Good,   b. 13 Aug 1905, Aylmer, Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 2000, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F6589  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Rev. C. N. Good
    Rev. C. N. Good
    Berlin, Canada : a self portrait of Kitchener, Ontario before World War One : being a printing of the complete text of Berlin: celebration of cityhood, a volume published in 1912 by the German Printing and Publishing Co. of Berlin, Limited, and of various other documents

  • Notes 
    • Cyrus Good, "is married to Lovina Snyder. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged as clerk in the grocery business. He is preparing himself for the ministry and will in a year or so (D. V.) be appointed to a field of labor by the Mennonite Brethren in Christ. He is a good man and no doubt will make an able worker in the Lord's vineyard."


      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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      Bethany Missionary Church

      A congregation of Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites was organized at a meeting on May 15, 1874 by a group of church members who had been excommunicated from their former church. A conference at Bloomingdale on March 23, 1875 resulted in the union of Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites and New Mennonites into a new group known as United Mennonites. In 1883, the congregation became a Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church and was to remain as such for the next sixty-four years. In November 1947 the General Conference held in Potsdam, Ohio approved a change of name to United Missionary Church. During meetings held from March 12 to 16, 1969 the former United Missionary Church and the former Missionary Church Association joined together to form The Missionary Church.

      Early meetings of what would become known as Bethany Mennonite Church were held in homes until the summer of 1877 when a church was built on the present site on Lancaster Street East, at the future corner of that street and Chapel Street. The church was the twelfth one to be built in Berlin. Completion and dedication of the new church was in late December, 1877. Services were held in German in the beginning with English-language services being introduced in the 1880s. In 1900 a decision was made to have German-language services every other Sunday morning. A vestibule, new platform, and altar rail were added to the 1877 building in 1900, but it wasn't many years later that the need for a new and larger church became pressing. The old church was torn down in 1908 to make way for construction of a new one on the same site. Dedication Sunday was September 20, 1908. Of interest is the fact that a large tent, pitched at the back of the church property, was used for church services in the interim. The new church was known as the Berlin Congregation of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ. About this same time occasional references were made to the name of Bethany. A violent storm and high winds on the evening of November 29, 1919 caused the front part of the church roof to be lifted off. Major renovations to finish the basement and add a new heating system were made to the church in 1940, and in 1964 an Educational Wing was added.

      The first pastor was Moses Weber. He was followed by Peter Geiger, John McNally and John Steckley. Pastor C.F. Krauth was minister in 1908 when the new red brick church was built. He was followed by Cyrus N. Good, Silas Cressman and Ephraim Sievenpiper.

      Of interest: annual Camp Meetings were held by the congregation in Samuel Schneider's woods through the years 1887-1910.

      2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

  • 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..., 714.

    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..., 348.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 016160-00.
      Cyrus N. GOOD, 30, minister of the gospel, State of Iowa, Elmwood, widower, s/o Jacob G. & Rosina married Livy C. HALLMAN, 28, Waterloo Co.., Berlin, d/o John S. & Mary, witn: Elden C. HALLMAN & Ida M. GOOD both of Berlin, 2 October 1900 in Berlin

    4. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-6 Page 11.

    5. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 2 Page 31.

    6. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 48.

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Jacob Good Birth Place: Ohio RESIDENCE: Ohio Age: 26 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839 Father Name: John Mother Name: Sarah Spouse Name: Rosina Frank Spouse Birth Place: Waterloo Spouse Residence: Waterloo Spouse Father Name: Christian Spouse Mother Name: Eliza Marriage Date: 3 Sep 1865 Marriage County: Waterloo

    8. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012300-94.
      Cyrus GOOD, 24, clerk in store, United States, Berlin, s/o Jacob & Rosena married Lovina SCHNEIDER, 21, Canada, Berlin, d/o Samuel & Rebecca, witn: Josiah GOOD & Annie TROXEL (?) both of Berlin, 23 May 1894 in Berlin

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Nov 1869 - , , Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evang. Assoc. - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 May 1894 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister of the Gospel - 1900 - Elmwood, Grey Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister of the gospel - 1900 - Elmwood, Grey Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Oct 1900 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister - 1912 - Bethany Mennonite Church, Lancaster St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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