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

Isaac Witmer[1, 2, 3]

Male 1842 - 1929  (86 years)


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  • Name Isaac Witmer 
    Born 3 Apr 1842  Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1867  Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Dunkard 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Income 
    Religion 1911  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Dunkard 
    Retired 1911  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Eby ID Number 00135-8304 
    Died 10 Jan 1929  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Cause: lingering illness 3 years 
    Buried Rosebank Community Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Person ID I3581  Generations
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 

    Father Abraham Witmer,   b. CALC 27 Feb 1808, Of, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Catharine Groh,   b. 25 Nov 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Leah Bear,   b. 2 Sep 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1908  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1867  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    Children 
     1. Emma Jane Witmer,   b. 14 Aug 1868, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1961  (Age 92 years)
     2. Nancy C. Witmer,   b. 30 Aug 1869, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961  (Age 91 years)
     3. Albertina Witmer,   b. 7 Jan 1871, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1954  (Age 83 years)
     4. Jonas Witmer,   b. 17 Jan 1872, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1886  (Age 14 years)
     5. Deacon Isaiah B. Witmer,   b. 16 Mar 1874, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1950  (Age 76 years)
     6. Rebecca Witmer,   b. 8 Nov 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1967, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     7. Sarah Witmer,   b. 25 Sep 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952  (Age 74 years)
     8. Rev. John Wesley Witmer,   b. 27 May 1879, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1960  (Age 80 years)
     9. Edmund B. Witmer,   b. 3 Mar 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1960, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     10. Minerva Witmer,   b. 23 Jan 1883, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906  (Age 22 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Ann Doner,   b. 24 Apr 1854, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1918  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1 Feb 1910  [4
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F5700  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Isaac Witmer, "is married to Leah Bear. They reside in Wilmot Township, near Huron Road. He is a farmer."


      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. - Isaac Witmer was born April 3, 1842; died Jan. 10, 1929, at the home of his son J. Wesley, near Petersburg, Ont. On Nov. 5, 1867, he was united in marriage to Leah Baer and to this union were born ten children: Mrs. Wm. Spaetzel, New Dundee, Ont.; Mrs. Jacob Spaetzel, Petersburg, Ont.; Jonas, who died in his fourteenth year; Isaiah, Kitchener, Ont.; Mrs. Enoch Gingerich, Preston, Ont.; Mrs. Samuel Schmitt, Kitchener, Ont.; Mrs. Noah Otterbein, Petersburg, Ont.; J. Wesley, Petersburg, Ont.; Edmund, Kitchener, Ont.; and Mrs. Herbert Herner, who preceded him in death twenty-three years ago. These with 3 brothers (John, Listowel, Ont.; Benjamin of Sask.; Henry, Preston, Ont.), 1 sister (Mrs. Edward Grabiel, Fordwick, Ont.), 72 grandchildren, and 59 great-grandchildren survive. On Aug. 17, 1908, his wife was called to her eternal home. He was married on Feb. 1, 1910, to Elizabeth Doner of Stayner, Ont., who also passed to her reward on May 31, 1918. He was converted when forty-four years of age and united with the Brethren in Christ Church and lived a faithful and consistent Christian life. He served in the office of deacon in the Waterloo, Ont., district for a number of years. Because of a lingering illness he was confined to his bed for the past three years, yet he always bore his suffering with patience and Christian fortitude. Funeral services were conducted at the Rosebank church on Jan. 14, 1929, in charge of E. J. Swalm assisted by Simon Cober and Manasseh Hallman. Text, Psa. 107: 30. Interment in cemetery near by.


      Gospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 48 - February 28, 1929 - page 1005, 1006, 1007

  • 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..., 678.

    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..., 732.

    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..., 186.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Isaac Witmer February 28, 1929.

    5. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-2 Page 12.

    6. [S213] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Rosebank Community CC#4565 Internet Link.
      Isaac Witmer/ born Apr 3 1842/ died Jan 10 1929/ 86 yrs 10 months & 7 days/ at rest/ Leah/ wife of/ Isaac Witmer/ born Sept 2 1839/ died Aug 16 1908/ aged 68 yrs 11 mo 14 ds/ Thy trial ended, thy rest is won

    7. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 39.

    8. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 12 Page 4.

    9. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 12.

    10. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Isaac Wittmer, 25, res. Guelph tp, b. Guelph tp, son of Abraham & Katharina, married 9 Nov 1867 Lea Baer, 28, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, daughter of John & Nancy

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Nov 1867 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Dunkard - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Dunkard - 1911 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1911 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: lingering illness 3 years - 10 Jan 1929 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosebank Community Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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