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

Peter J. Litwiller

Male 1869 - 1930  (61 years)


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  • Name Peter J. Litwiller 
    Born 7 Apr 1869  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Amish 
    Residence 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence 1911  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-77018 
    Died 3 Sep 1930  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Saint Agatha Mennonite Cemetery, St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I77018  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 

    Father John Litwiller,   b. 25 Sep 1842, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1927, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Catherina Jantzie,   b. 7 Jul 1847, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1936  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1868  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F40833  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth E. Schwartzentruber,   b. 19 Oct 1865, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1939, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1889  [4
    Children 
     1. Noah S. Litwiller,   b. 8 May 1891, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1969, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Elmer Litwiller,   b. 30 Sep 1893, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1984, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. William Litwiller,   b. 16 Apr 1900, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1987, , Lewis Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Elmeda Litwiller,   b. 11 Oct 1902, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 2000, Pigeon, Huron, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F20120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Litwiller. - Peter J. Litwiller was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., April 7, 1869; died Sept. 3, 1930; aged 61 y. 4 m. 27 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Savior and remained faithful to the end. On Dec. 3, 1889, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Schwartzendruber, who survives him, with 3 sons, 1 daughter, 4 grandchildren, his aged mother, and 1 sister. On Jan. 11, 1925, he was ordained to the office of deacon in the Wilmot A. M. church , in which office he served diligently, being greatly concerned about the welfare of the church to the end. He was in failing health for the last few years but was about as usual until Sunday evening Aug. 31 when he suddenly took very sick and suffered greatly until Monday evening when he was operated on for a ruptured stomach. He had a great desire to once more see all his children which God granted him, and he gave each of them a parting message. His own testimony was that all was well with his soul. He then peacefully fell asleep Wednesday night, Sept. 3. His father, 2 brothers, and 2 grandchildren preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Peter Nafziger, Jonas Snider, Daniel Steinman at the St. Agatha A. M. Church. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

      "However painful it may be
      To know that he is gone,
      The thought is sweet that we may see
      Him in that heavenly home."


      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 28 - October 9, 1930 - pages 606, 607

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      Peter J. Litwlller

      The death occurred at his home near Petersburg on Wednesday, September 4th, of Mr. Peter J. Litwiller at the age of 61 years, 4 months and 27 days. He had been in ill health for some time but was only confined to bed for a few day's prior to his demise. The deceased was born at St. Agatha, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Litwiller and spent his whole life in Wilmot Township. He was a devoted adherent of the Amish Mennonite faith and was esteemed and beloved by all who knew him. For the past twenty-five years he farmed near Petersburg and retired last spring from active work. He leaves in bereavement his widow who before her marriage was Elizabeth Schwartzentruber, besides three sons and one daughter namely, Noah, of St. Agatha, Elmer, Petersburg, William, Lowville, N. Y., (Elmeda) Mrs. Henry Baechler, Pigeon. Mich. The funeral will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. to the St. Agatha A.-M. Church and cemetery.

      New Hamburg Independent, September 5, 1930

  • Sources 
    1. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-3 Page 14.

    2. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 1 Page 17.

    3. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 11 Page 6.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Peter J. Litwiller - October 9, 1930 - pages 606, 607.

    5. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 4 Page 45.

    6. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 3 Page 60.

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      John Litwiller Birth Place: Wilmot Residence: Wilmot Age: 25 Father Name: Peter Litwiller Mother Name: Elisabeth Litwiller Spouse Name: Catherine Yantzie Spouse's Age: 21 Spouse Birth Place: Wilmot Spouse residence: Wilmot Spouse Father Name: Michael Yantzie Spouse Mother Name: Maria Yantzie Marriage Date: 2 Jun 1868 Marriage County: Waterloo

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Apr 1869 - St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Amish - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 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 MapsResidence - Mennonite - 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 MapsDied - 3 Sep 1930 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint Agatha Mennonite Cemetery, St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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