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

Magdalena "Mattie" Betzner[1]

Female 1852 - 1931  (79 years)


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  • Name Magdalena "Mattie" Betzner 
    Born 5 Jul 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Female 
    Rsrch. Note
    • The marriage registration doesn't seem to agree on Magdalena's first name and parents although the marriage date is correct and the parents are wrong.

      011097-77 (Waterloo Co) Aaron CRESSMAN, 23, yeoman, New Dundee, New Dundee, s/o Samuel & Barbara married Martha BETZNER, 24, Waterloo Twp, Waterloo Twp, d/o Isaac & Louisa, witn Isaac BETZNER Jr. & Louisa CRESSMAN of Waterloo Tp, 11 December 1877 in New Hamburg.
    Name Magdalena "Mattie" Cressman 
    Name Mattie Betzner 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Residence Vineland, Welland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Eby ID Number 00006-0959 
    Died 8 Jul 1931  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 12
    Buried Weber Mennonite Biehn Drive Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Person ID I9894  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Jacob B. Betzner,   b. 5 Sep 1818, Near Doon, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1915, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Mother Maria Bretz,   b. 5 Feb 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1899, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1851  [13, 14
    Family ID F2774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Aaron C. Cressman,   b. 8 Apr 1854, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1913, Strasburg, (Kitchener) Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1877  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 10, 15
    Children 
     1. Barbara Cressman,   b. 7 Jul 1878, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1918, Guernsey, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     2. Adam Cressman,   b. 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Ida Minerva Cressman,   b. 19 May 1880, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1964, St. Catharines, Welland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Maria Cressman,   b. 30 Apr 1884, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lenora Cressman,   b. 10 Oct 1886, Near, New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1935, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     6. Mabel Cressman,   b. 8 Oct 1888, Near, New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Wilfrid Solon Cressman,   b. 14 Feb 1891, Strasburg, (Kitchener) Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1963, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     8. Alvina Cressman,   b. 19 Mar 1893, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1975, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     9. Clifford D. Cressman,   b. 22 Apr 1896, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1980, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jul 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Dec 1877 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Vineland, Welland Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jul 1931 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Weber Mennonite Biehn Drive Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Magdalena Betzner "eldest child of second wife, was born July 5th, 1852. On December 11th, 1877, she was married to Aaron Cressman who was born April 4th, 1854. They reside at Strasburg, Ontario. Their family consists of seven children, namely: V Barbara, V Ida Minerva, V Maria, V Lanora, V Mabel, V Wilfrid, and V Alvina. See Aaron Cressman's family." & Magdalena Betzner, "was born July 5th, 1852. She is married to Aaron Cressman and resides at Strasburg. They have a family of seven 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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      Cressman - Magdalene, daughter of Jacob and Maria Betzner, was born July 5, 1852; died July 8, 1931; aged 79 y. 3 d. She was married to Aaron Cressman in 1877 who predeceased her in 1913. To them were born 6 daughters and 2 sons: Mrs. J. Geo. Nagus (who died in 1918), Mrs. F. F. Honsberger, Mrs. J. B. Weber, Mrs. O. D. Wills, Lenora, Alvina, Wilfred, and Clifford. Besides her 7 children she is survived by 10 grandchildren, 1 sister, 3 brothers. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and remained faithful to the end. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., by Bros. C. F. Derstine and Jonas Snider. Interment in Strasburg Cemetery


      Obituary - Gospel Herald, July 30, 1931

  • 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..., 300.

    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..., 249.

    3. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-1 Page 10.

    4. [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..., 492.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, July 30, 1931.
      Obituary of Magdalena Betzner

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011097-77.
      011097-77 (Waterloo Co.) Aaron CRESSMAN, 23, yeoman, New Dundee, New Dundee, s/o Samuel & Barbara married Martha BETZNER, 24, Waterloo Twp, Waterloo Twp, d/o Isaac & Louisa, witn Isaac BETZNER Jr. & Louisa CRESSMAN of Waterloo Twp, 11 December 1877 in New Hamburg.

    7. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 18.

    8. [S272] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1911, Div. 4 Page 7.

    9. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 6 Page 42.

    10. [S2560] aaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 1 Page 38.

    11. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), November 2, 1915.
      Obituary of Jacob B. Betzner

    12. [S136] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Weber Mennonite CC#5426 Internet Link.

    13. [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..., 248.

    14. [S2573] aaaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 2 Page 16.

    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..., 493.