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

Joseph Cressman[1, 2]

Male 1819 - 1888  (68 years)


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  • Name Joseph Cressman 
    Born 4 Aug 1819  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 
    Residence 1841  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00028-2067 
    Died 6 Jan 1888  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 9, 11
    Cause: paralysis 
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I22235  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father John Cressman,   b. 15 May 1795, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Esther Wismer,   b. 12 Jan 1790, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1881, Near New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1818  [3
    Family ID F3935  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Veronica "Fanny" Shantz,   b. 27 Oct 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1893, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 11 May 1841  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 12, 14
    Children 
     1. Barbara Cressman,   b. 2 Apr 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1919, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Isaac Cressman,   b. 9 Jun 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     3. Magdalena Cressman,   b. 16 Jun 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1936, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Lydia Cressman,   b. 14 Mar 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1927, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. Joseph S. Cressman,   b. 27 Mar 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1925, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. Veronica "Fanny" Cressman,   b. 29 Aug 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1865  (Age 9 years)
     7. Moses S. Cressman,   b. 3 Aug 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1924, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F4970  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph Cressman, "the eldest was born August 4th, 1819. On May 11th, 1841, he was married to Veronica Shantz. She was born October 27th, 1819, and died in Breslau, Ontario, September 7th, 1893. They resided on the farm now possessed by their son, Moses, where he died January 6th, 1888. To them were born 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. On the 5th of January, near Breslau, Waterloo county, Ont., of paralysis, Joseph Cressman, aged 68 years, 5 months and 2 days. Buried on the 8th at Cressman's Meeting-house, where a large congregation of friends and acquaintances assembled to pay their last respects and adieu to the beloved brother, whom we believe fell asleep in Jesus. He left a widow and 5 children and a number of grandchildren to mourn his departure. Funeral services by E. E. Weber and J. Woolner.


      Herald of Truth, Vol. XXV, Number 3, February 1, 1888, Pages 44, 45

  • 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..., 656.

    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..., 419.

    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..., 477.

    4. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      Hier ruhet / Joseph / Cressmann / gest.6 Jan.1888 / im Alter von / 68 Jah. 5 Mo.2 Ta. / [verse]

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), January 19, 1888.
      Joseph Cressmann died near Breslau, at age of 68 years, 5 months and 2 days. January 5, 1888

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 25.
      Joseph CRESSMAN Farmer Birthplace: Canada Age 33 Mennonite b. 11-Aug
      Veronica CRESSMAN Birthplace: Canada Age 33 Mennonite b. 28-Oct
      Barbara CRESSMAN Birthplace: Canada Age 10 Mennonite b. 2-Apr
      Magdalena CRESSMAN Birthplace: Canada Age 4 Mennonite b. 16-Jun
      Lydia CRESSMAN Birthplace: Canada Age 2 Mennonite b. 14? March
      Katharina GIMBEL Birthplace: Canada Age 16 Lutheran b. 22-Aug
      Daniel LEVENGODT Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 19 Lutheran b. 1-Jan

    7. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 41.

    8. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 1 Page 39.

    9. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, February 1, 1888 - Obituary of Joseph Cressman.

    10. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div. 2 Page 9.

    11. [S2575] Census - ON, Waterloo Township - 1891, Sect. 2 Page 16.

    12. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 14 May 1841 Pg 20.
      11 May 1841 On Tuesday, Pastor Benjamin Eby m. Joseph KRESSMAN to Veronica SCHANTZ, all from Waterloo Tp.

    13. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 25.

    14. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Eby, Benjamin - Minister of the Mennonist Society, Berlin.
      Joseph Kressman, To Veronica Shantz, Both Of Waterloo. 11 May 1841. Wit. Isaac Shantz And John Kressman.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Aug 1819 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1841 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 May 1841 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - 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 MapsResidence - Mennonite - 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 - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: paralysis - 6 Jan 1888 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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