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

Elizabeth Ziegler[1, 2]

Female 1811 - 1896  (84 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Ziegler 
    Born 31 Dec 1811  Near Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Female 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/208285135 
    Name Eliza Ziegler 
    Name Elizabeth Kolb 
    Name Elizabeth Wenger 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Housekeeper 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00139-8425 
    Died 5 Jan 1896  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7, 12
    Buried 8 Jan 1896  First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I9492  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Dilman Hunsburger Ziegler,   b. 29 Aug 1781, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1848, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Catherine Schwartz,   b. 1782,   d. CA 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Family ID F2742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Abraham Kolb,   b. 13 Jun 1806, Hilltown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1874, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1829  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 13
    Children 
     1. Deacon Jacob Ziegler Kolb,   b. 12 Apr 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1919  (Age 87 years)
     2. Catharine Kolb,   b. 23 Sep 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Menno Simon Kolb,   b. 13 Jan 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Anna "Nancy" Kolb,   b. 10 Oct 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926  (Age 84 years)
     5. Dilman Kolb,   b. 15 Oct 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1918  (Age 73 years)
     6. Mary Ann Kolb,   b. 22 Mar 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F2753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jonas Z. Wenger,   b. 6 May 1815, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1897, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1879  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 14
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F2754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Elizabeth Ziegler, "was born December 15th, 1811, and was married to Abraham Kolb who was born June 13th, 1806, and died April 14th, 1874. After his decease she was married to Jonas Wenger. They resided on the old "Jacob Clemens Farm" near Breslau. She died January 5th, 1896. See Abraham Kolb's family."

      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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      WENGER - On the 5th of January 1896, at the home of her oldest son, Deacon J.Z. Kolb, near Berlin, Ont., of the infirmities of old age, Sister Elizabeth, wife of Bro. Jonas Wenger, aged 84 years, 5 days. Sister Wenger was born in the 31st of December 1811 near Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pa., and in the year 1816 she emigrated with her parents, Bro. and Sister Dilman and Kate (Schwartz) Ziegler to the then wilds of Upper Canada. On the 2nd of Nov. 1829 she was united in matrimony to Bro. Abraham Kolb who died in 1874. This union was blessed with four sons and three daughters, all of whom except one son are still living. In 1881 she was married to Bro. Jonas Wenger, who now survives her. She also leaves 44 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Sister Wenger was a devoted Christian and a faithful, zealous worker in the Mennonite church since her youth. She saw our congregations in Canada grow from their organization to the present time and always took deep interest in religious work. In homes where sickness and sorrow prevailed she was ever ready to render substantial aid and administer comfort, and when death came to her at last, after a long and busy life, she passed away peacefully and quietly, gathered as the shock of grain, fully ripened, into the heavenly Master's garner. Her remains were laid to rest on the 8th in the C. Eby cemetery, Berlin. Funeral services by Elias Weber at the house and by Noah Stauffer and Isaac Wambold at the meeting house.

      HERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXXIII, No. 3, February 1, 1896 Pages 46 and 47

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      Mrs. Jonas Wenger died in Berlin on Sunday Jan.6, at the advanced age of 84. Deceased was born in Pennsylvania and came to this country with her parents when she was only six years old. She was a sister of Enoch Ziegler, of Berlin. At 17 she was married to the late Abraham Kolb and lived with him 45 years when he died nearly 22 years ago. She lived a widow eight years when she was again married to Mr. Wenger, who survives her. She had three sons and three daughters by her first husband, all of whom are living. Besides the children there are 44 grand children and 33 great grand children

      The Weekly Record, Berlin, Ontario Weekly Record Thu, Jan 16, 1896 Page 1

  • 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..., 625.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 12298-83.
      John Huffman, 32, Widower, occ. Farmer, b. Waterloo Twp., res. Maryborough, son of Henry and Mary Hoffman, married Mary Ann Jacobs, 34, Widow, b. Waterloo Twp., res. same, daughter of Abraham and Eliza Kolb, Witness(s): Josiah and Mary Shantz of Maryborough Twp., 14 Nov 1882 at Waterloo Twp.

    3. [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..., 698.

    4. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 2.

    5. [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..., 857.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 010833-79.

    7. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Obituary of Elizabeth Ziegler Vol. XXXIII, No. 3, February 1, 1896 Pages 46 and 47.

    8. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 16.
      Elisabetha KOLB USA 41 Mennonite b. 8-Jan birthdate disagrees with Eby's book and her obituary

    9. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 22.

    10. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 12 Page 87.

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

    12. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), 16 Jan 1896.
      Mrs. Jonas Wenger died in Berlin at age of 84 years

    13. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Kolb family bible.

    14. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 010833-79.
      010833-79 (Waterloo Co.) Jonas WENGER, 63, farmer, Pensylvania U.S.A., Waterloo Twp, widower, s/o Joseph & Elizabeth married Elizabeth KOLB, 67, Pensylvania U.S.A., Waterloo Twp, widow, d/o Dilman & Catharine KOLB, witn Jacob KOLB & Noah ZIEGLER both of Waterloo Twp, 23 February 1879 in the Twp of Waterloo

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Dec 1811 - Near Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Nov 1829 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Housekeeper - 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 MapsMarried - 23 Feb 1879 - 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 MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jan 1896 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Jan 1896 - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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