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Erla Brubacher

Passed away peacefully at her residence, RR 2, Wallenstein, on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the age of 63. Erla (Horst) Brubacher was the wife of Amsey Brubacher. Mother of Karen and Keith Metzger of RR 2, Wallenstein. Grandmother of six grandchildren. Daughter of Daniel and Florence (Martin) Horst of RR 1, Elmira. Sister of James and Eileen Horst, Vernon Horst, Marlene and Gordon Frey, Murray and Emma Horst, Donald and Mary Horst, Sharon and Ernie Martin, Wilma and Wayne Brubacher, Willis and Erma Horst, Nancy and Brian Martin, Martha and Murrel Sauder, Florence and Oscar Gingrich.

A drive-by visitation will take place on Friday, July 10, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the family home, 6516 Sideroad 17, Glen Allan. A private family service will be held at the home on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 9 a.m., then to Olivet Mennonite Meeting House for family interment and a private service by invitation. 
Horst, Erla (I16986)
 
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Paul B. Brubacher

Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at his home, RR 3, Wallenstein, at the age of 40. Son of Noah and Salome Brubacher of RR 3, Wallenstein. Brother of Esther Brubacher of Hawkesville, Mark and Rachel Brubacher of RR 3, Wallenstein, Melvin and Miriam Brubacher of RR 1, Holstein, Elsie and Amon Horst of RR 3, Listowel, Jason and Ruth Brubacher of RR 2, Dobbinton. Uncle of eight nephews and seven nieces. Remembered by many uncles, aunts, neighbours and caregivers.

Public drive-by viewing will be held on Friday, June 19, 2020 from 10 a.m to 12 noon, 1:30 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at the family home, 3633 Lawson Line, RR 3, Wallenstein. A private burial and service will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Peel Mennonite Meeting House.

 
Brubacher, Paul B. (I43527)
 
3 Obituary Surrounded by family, Orville J. Ropp died at his home in Edgewater, Fla. on Friday, Apr 28, 2006. Born in Attica, on Feb. 21, 1921, to David and Hannah Ropp, he was one of seven children born to the Mennonite couple. He served his country in WWII and upon returning from the Philippines, he married his sweetheart, Shirley Maddock. Their 59 year union produced two children: Kenneth James and Karen Sue. Orville and his brother, Irvin owned Ropp Bros. Garage in Alma. Orville and family moved to Edgewater, Fla. in 1971. In 1972 he opened Ropp's Auto Electric in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Even while undergoing treatment, he continued to work each day and took great joy in the friendships he made there. For many years, he enjoyed bowling on the Wednesday night Men's League and New Smyrna Lanes, was an active member of the FFA Alumni and a member of hte Masonic Lodge # 149. He loved "his boys" the Atlanta Braves and watching NASCAR with his family. He was a "tinkerer" - there wasn't anything he couldn't fix. Mr. Ropp's charming personality afforded him many great friends, but most important was spending time with his family. He never missed an event in their lives. More recently he had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy his two great-grandsons, whether it was "hunting bears" or watching his best buddy, Beau, play tee-ball, he reveled in those moments. Mr. Ropp will be forever loved and deeply missed by his surviving family: Wife, Shirley; son Kenneth (Janet) of Edgewater, Fla; daughter Karen Poveromo of New Smyrna Beach, Fla; granddaughters, DeAnne (Mike) Maples of Deltona, Fla, and Debra (Thomas) Rinne of Longwood, Fla.; great-grandsons , Beau and Kyle Maples of Deltona, Fla., brothers, Clayton Ropp of Mason and Allen (Wilma) Ropp of Alma; special nephew, Greg Powers and family of Belmont; his Ropp's Auto Electric family, Joe Stranger, Greg Wilczewski, John Loyd; and his faithful four-legged companion, Carlos. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 3, at Settle Wilder Chapel, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. with Pastor Tom Bray of he Edgewater First Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in DeLand Memorial Gardens, DeLand, Fla. Ropp, Orville (I10506)
 
4 «b»Obituary, THE RECORD - Sep. 21, 2007 «/b» STROH, Eileen (Mrs. Earl) - Peacefully on Thursday, September 20, 2007 at St. Mary's Hospital. Eileen (Geisel) Stroh in her 82nd year, of St. Jacobs and formerly of RR 2, Elmira. Beloved wife of the late Earl Stroh (March 31, 2007) for 53 years. Loving mother of Richard Stroh of Elmira, Ron Stroh and Raye McCall Stroh of Heidelberg, Marie Stroh of Walkerton, and Miriam and Michael McElligott of Texas. Lovingly remembered by her two grandsons, Ryan and Reed McCall Stroh and by her nieces, nephews and their families. Sister-in-law of Jean Moyer (Peter) of Waterloo. Eileen was the last surviving member of her family having been predeceased by her parents, Albert and Katherine (Reis) Geisel and her sister, Edna Israel. Eileen was a longtime, faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Elmira. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, transfer will be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Elmira, for funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Richard Frey officiating followed by interment in St. James Lutheran Cemetery. In her memory, donations to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation (Cardiac Care) or St. Paul's Lutheran Church Accessibility Fund, would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Geisel, Eileen Louise (I108852)
 
5 Moss-Snyder The home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob B. Snyder was the scene of a very pretty June wedding yesterday afternoon when their eldest daughter, Beulah, became the bride of Mr. Clayton B. Moss, son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Moss of Centreville. The bride who was prettily gowned in poudre blue canton crepe and carried ophelia roses was given away by her father to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march, played by Miss Gertrude Moss, sister of the groom. The bride was attended by her sister, Olive Pearl, who wore a Nile crepe de chene and carried sweetheart roses. The groom was attended by Mr. Herbert Wismer of this city. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. U.K. Weber. Following the ceremony about seventy-five guests sat down to a sumptuous wedding dinner after which the happy couple left on a honeymoon trip to Detroit and other Michigan points. On their return they will reside in Centreville. Family F187
 
6 Clayfield-HauserA quiet but pretty wedding was solemnized by Rev. Finlay Matheson, at the First United Church parsonage, Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock when Janet Louise Hauser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Hauser, Princess street was united in marriage to Arthur Ralph Clayfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clayfield, Ezra avenue. Attenants were Miss Elizabeth Clayfield, niece of the groom and John L. Smith, Kitchener. The bride was nicely dressed in blue georgette. A number of friends were also present. Following the ceremony a reception attended by 50 friends and relatives was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clayfield. In the evening music for dancing was supplied by the Woelfle orchestra. The home was prettily decorated with baby chrysanthemums. The newly married couple will reside in Waterloo. Family F41441
 
7 «b»Obituary, Fred Stager«/b»
At Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, on Tuesday November 21, 2006, in his 93rd year. Fred farmed at Blackhorse Corners his entire life. Beloved husband to Janet; loved father to Al (Lynn), Brian (Penny), Beth DeStephanis (Lou), Mark (Suzette) and Lynn Struthers (Keith); cherished grandfather to James, Anne, Jeff, Melanie (Nathan), Scott, Heather, Alex and Madelyn; dear brother Robert (Ruth), Muriel Robson, Hazel Stager, and Bill (Jean). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by hs grand daughter Tracy, a sister Cora Mawson and brother Harley.Friends may call at the Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 183 Northumberland St. Ayr, on Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral Service will be held at Calvary Mennonite, 173 Northumberland St. Ayr (beside funeral home), on Monday at 3:30 PM, with Rev. Fred Hagle officiating. Cremation to follow interment Ayr Cemetery. Donations to Knox Church or Fairview Mennonite Home would be appreciated 
Stager, Frederick "Fred" Earl (I100369)
 
8 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F18907
 
9 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F4437
 
10 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F143
 
11 Obituaries, THE RECORD - Jan. 16, 2007 HERNER, Harley and Ruth (Leiskau) - Passed away tragically, away from home, on Sunday January 14, 2007. Ruth was born January 27, 1921 in Wilmot Township a daughter of the late Frederick and Amelia (Miller) Leiskau. Harley was born July 31, 1920, also in Wilmot Township, a son of the late Christian and Edna (Iutzi) Herner. Harley and Ruth were lifelong residents of Baden where they owned and operated Herner Wood Products Ltd., since the 1950's. They were members of St. James Lutheran Church, Baden and enjoyed cottage life for many years at Sauble Beach. Ruth had a great sense of humor, loyally supported Harley and loved her family best! Harley loved everything "wood", built homes, cottages and furniture for many years and had been a chauffeur for Baden's Livingston family in his younger days. Ruth and Harley were married 62 years ago on October 14, 1944. Sadly missed by children, David and Colleen Herner, Gail Herner and Howard Schell, all of Baden and Beth and Ken Baer of RR 2, Wingham. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Christa and Terry Gerber (Matthew and Meghan), Amie and Todd Wilker, Laura Herner, Jessica Wagler and Derek Hamilton (Emma), Rebecca Wagler, Kyle, Mark and Brandon Baer. Also remembered by Harley's sisters, Eileen Kochem of Waterloo, Helen Boldt of Petersburg and Geraldine and her husband Joseph Roth of New Hamburg as well as several nieces and nephews. Harley was predeceased by brothers-in-law, Clancy Kochem and John Boldt. Ruth was predeceased by brothers, Clarence and his wife Ferne and Harry and his wife Lula and sisters Olive and her husband Ed Diebel and a sister in infancy. According to Ruth and Harley's wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends and relatives are invited to an informal visitation period at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Friday, January 19, 2007 from 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Private Family Committal will be held at Fairmount Cemetery, Baden at a later date. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to London Health Sciences Foundation or the charity of choice.




Tuesday, January 16, 2007, THE RECORD
And the bells tolled 173 times
'Inseparable' Baden couple together in life and in death
LIZ MONTEIROHarley and Ruth Herner played board games together. They went grocery shopping together. They even had knee surgery together two years ago in Toronto.
On Sunday, the elderly Baden couple died together."They were inseparable,'' said Laura Herner, one of eight grandchildren. "It's so fitting that they go together.''"Neither of them would have lasted without the other,'' said Eloise Klaehn, a family friend. "That's what they would have wanted.''The couple were coming home from visiting their daughter, Beth Bear, in Wingham when the crash occurred.They were travelling east on Perth Line 86 west of Listowel just before noon when their pickup truck crossed the centre line and went into the ditch on the west side of the highway, striking a large tree.Harley, who was driving, was pronounced dead at the scene. Ruth was sent to the London Health Sciences Centre, where she later died.Perth OPP said the road was snow-covered at the time. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, Const. Glen Childerley said yesterday.Yesterday, St. James Lutheran Church in Baden rang the church bells 173 times in memory of the long lives of Harley, who was in his 87th year, and Ruth, who was in her 86th year.The Herners were fixtures in Baden, where they'd always lived. The village wanted to show its appreciation for the couple, who always gave generously to their community.Laura Herner said she feels lucky to have had her grandparents for as long as she did.
"We have so many memories,'' the 26-year-old said.At Christmas, Ruth prepared a turkey and her famous Jell-O salad for the family of about 20 people.
Everyone brought a side dish and Ruth did the baking."Grandma made the best sugar cookies and cherry pie,'' Laura said.Each day, Harley still went to work shortly after 6 a.m. even though he'd already passed the business reigns to his son, David.Herner Wood Products Ltd., on Snyder's Road in Baden, opened in 1950 and Harley rarely missed a day.Ruth prepared lunch every Saturday and brought it to the store.As a young man, Harley, worked for J & J Livingston, which later became the Dominion Linseed Oil Co.For 11 years, Harley worked as a driver-salesperson, distributing products across Ontario.He was also the personal driver for factory owner J.P. Livingston, transporting the boss around in a Cadillac.On occasion, Harley brought Ruth along. Livingston would often slip Harley a $20 to spend with Ruth. When the couple got married in October 1944, Livingston gave them $200.Shortly after, Harley, a carpenter by trade, left to start his own business.Klaehn said the Herners had a special bond that few couples have.At the celebration of their 60th anniversary two years ago, the couple held hands the whole time.
"It was very romantic,'' she said.A private funeral service will be held at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home in New Hamburg tonight. An informal visitation for the community will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.Harley and Ruth Herner are survived by three children, David, Beth Bear and Gail Herner; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
Family F31170
 
12 From Reynolds-Lake Website http://www.reynolds-lake.com/
Wesley was born in Flamboro township, where Carlisle stands, on May 1st, 1838. Fifteen years later with his parents, brothers and sisters, he moved into the farm adjoining Hespeler. On March 22, 1871 he married Mary Ann Master and took up residence on part of the homestead. She died in 1890, leaving a sorrowing husband and eight children. Twelve years before his death he married Mrs. McCready of Hespeler, who was spared to be a helpmate in time of health and watched over him with tender care in his last days.Mary Ann Master, of German origin, daughter of Abraham C. Master and Lucinda Clemons, was born in Waterloo Township on October 20, 1848. Mary Ann died March 26, 1890 and is buried in the New Hope Cemetery in Cambridge (Hespeler), Ontario. Both Mary Ann and Wesley were Methodists."Mr. Eaton took no part in public affairs, was looked upon as an excellent farmer, and as a neighbor he was as such in its fullest term."In the 1891 census, Wesley was shown as able to read and write and he was a widower. His family consisted of himself, Iantha, Herbert, Viletta (Violet?), Elmina, Alice, Morice (Morris), and Lloyd.In the 1901 census, Wesley was shown as white and able to read, write and speak English. His mother tongue was English. Living with Wesley was his second wife, Elizabeth, her daughters Jane and Alice McCready (McCradie) and his sons Morris (Morice) and Stanley.Wesley Eaton died of heart disease on Dec 23, 1907 in Hespeler, Ontario. He is buried with Mary Ann in the New Hope Cemetery. 
Family F15200
 
13 From Reynolds-Lake Website http://www.reynolds-lake.com/Christopher Meschter, son of Gregorius and Maria Meisther, acquired his father's farm in Hereford Twp., PA. and he also bought other land which he conveyed to his son Christopher for 1200 pounds. He married Christina Yeakel on May 6, 1766 and had ten children between 1767 and 1787. Their first five children all died before the age of five, their sixth, Regina, married to Daniel Yocom, died at age 23 and the remaining four children all lived into the 1850's. During the war for independence he was a member of Captain Daniel Springer's Company of Militia which was a part of the Fifth Battalion of Pennsylvania troops.Christopher Meschter died in February 1791 and, as are his parents, is buried in Washington Schwenkfelder Cemetery. His will was signed on Feb. 8, 1791. His widow was left with five children and a petition was made to the court to appoint guardians. John George Lahr and Isaac Zigler were appointed guardians for the three minor children. His widow, Christina, married Jacob Hunsberger in April, 1794. On May 27, 1799, Christina Hunsberger received 49 pounds 2s. 4d., the balance of money willed her by her first husband. In signing her name she made "her mark." Family F15205
 
14 From Reynolds-Lake Website http://www.reynolds-lake.com/Abraham Master, was born on April 11, 1818. He married Lucinda Clemons, a niece of Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph. Abraham was killed floating logs to his saw-mill on July 7, 1853 at the age of 35. They had two children, David, born November 21, 1842 and Mary Ann born October 20, 1848. The will of Abraham Master was signed on the day before his death.Lucinda Clemons Master married Charles Cosens after Abraham's death and they had one son, Albert Family F15198
 
15 From Reynolds-Lake Website http://www.reynolds-lake.com/Isaac Master was the youngest child of Christopher and Christianna Meschter, born on January 23, 1787. He married Mary Clemens on May 11, 1809. He and his wife moved to Canada soon after their marriage. They had fifteen children between 1810 and 1837 with their youngest born less than a week after Isaac's fiftieth birthday. Eleven of their children grew to adulthood. Five generations of Masters are buried in the old family burying ground in Blenheim Twp., Ontario, Canada; Isaac Master, John Master, Isaac Master, John Master, and William Ewart Master. Family F15197
 
16 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Brodhaecker, Cole Gerard (I180739)
 
17 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F4062
 
18 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F9068
 
19 WIDEMAN - FALK

A quiet but pretty wedding took
place in Stouffville on Thursday,
July 11, at 8 p.m., at the parsonage
of Rev. D. Davis when Agatha Falk,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter P.
Falk of Morse, Sask. became the
bride of Pte. Bruce Daniel Wide-
man, youngest son of Mr. Noah
Wideman of Mount Albert.
The signing of the register was
witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Hoover of Markham. The bride was
attired in a pale blue suit with
white accessories and wore a cor-
sage of roses. Mrs. Hoover was at-
tired in a grey suit and wore a cor-
sage of pink roses. The reception
was held at the home of the
groom's brother Mr. and Mrs
Orville Wideman, Markham. The
happy couple will reside in Toron-
to where the groom is stationed.

The Tribune, Stouffville, Ont., Thursday, July 18, 1946 
Family F16011
 
20 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F7767
 
21 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F8046
 
22 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F5707
 
23 Nicholas D. Roth
The death of a former well-
known resident of East Zorra
occurred on Friday, April 2nd,
when Mr. Nicholas D. Roth pass-
ed away at the home of his
brother-in-law, Mr. Chris. Wag-
ler, in South Easthope, at the
age of 72 years, 11 months and
19 days. He had been in ill
health for some time and spent
two weeks in the K.-W. Hospital,
returning some weeks ago, since
which time he had been confined
to bed
the late Mr. Roth was born in
East Zorra, a son of the late
Nichlas L. Roth. Forty-three
years ago he married Mary Wag-
ler and they resided on farms in
South Easthope and on the East
Zorra townline until 1922, when
they moved to Clarence, New
York State. Owing to ill health
he returned to South Easthope
three years ago and resided with
his wife's mother until his more
serious illness overtook him.
There are left in bereavement
his widow, four sons, Emanuel, of
Wilmot, Noah of Wellesley, Amos
of Clarence, N.Y., Daniel of To-
peka, Indiana, and four daugh-
ters, Mrs. Ben Riegsecker, Middle-
burg, Ind., Mrs. E. Schwartzen-
truber, Wilmot, Mrs. Alvin Mil-
ler and Mrs Eli Bontrager, Clar-
ence, N.Y. He is also survived by
two brothers, Jacob D. Roth, of
South Easthope, and Christian D.
Roth of Cassel, and four sisters,
Mrs. David Ries, Mornington,
Mrs. John Gascho, Elkton, Mich.,
Mrs. Joseph Kropf, Wilmot, and
Mrs. Dan Jutzi, East Zorra.
The funeral was held on Sun-
day afternoon from the home of
his brother-in-law, Mr. Chris.
Wagler, to 16th line East Zorra
A.-M. Church for service follow-
ed by interment in the adjoining
cemetery. A large concourse of
sorrowing relatives and friends
assembled for the funeral ser-
vices, which were conducted by
Rev. M. Kipfer, Rev. Jacob R.
Bender and Rev. B. Gingerich.
The pallbearers were all nephews
of the deceased, namely : Elam
Roth, Solomon Roth, Michael
Jutzi, David Wagler, John Wag-
ler and Henry Wagler. 
Roth, Nicholas D. (I105786)
 
24 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F8051
 
25 Breslau Wedding
Is Performed by
Uncle of Bride
By Record Correspondent
BRESLAU, Sept. 14 - An uncle
of the bride, Rev. Howard Stevanus
of Bloomingdale, officiated today in
Cressman Mennonite Church at the
marriage of Miss Eunice Cressman,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert
Cressman, R.R. 2, Breslau, and Mr.
Roy Burkhart, son of Mrs. Iren
Burkhart of Bridgeport and the late
Herbert Burkhart. The church was
decorated with baskets of white
gladioli.
Special music was provided by
Misses Helen, Nelda and Arlene
Musselman, Edith and Doreen
Shantz and Eunice Snider.
The bride, given in marriage by
her father, was wearing a white
embroidered organdy gown, made
with high, round ruffled neckline,
long lily-point sleeves and full gath-
ered skirt. She carried a crescent
bouquet of white gladioli florets set
in a white net.
Attending her as maid of honor
was her sister, Miss Verna Cress-
man, in a blue printed lawn gown.
The bridesmaids, Misses Doris
Burkhart, sister of the bridegroom
and Florence Cressman, cousin of
the bride, were gowned alike in
pink printed lawn. All three gowns
were styled like the bride's and the
senior attendant's bouquets were of
white gladioli florets and pink
roses with net frills matching their
dresses.
Flower girl was Miss Marlene
Cressman, niece of the bride, attir-
ed in blue printed lawn and carry-
ing a nosegay of pink dahlia nad
white asters.
Mr. Ralph Shantz of Alma per-
formed the duties of best man,
while Messrs. James Brubaker of
Vineland and Lyle Woolner of Pet-
ersburg ushered.
After the ceremony, guests were
received at the home of the bride's
parents. Mrs. Cressman and Mrs.
Burkhart both wore navy crepe en-
sembles with corsages of sunglow
roses.
Mr. and Mrs Burkhart left later
for points north, the bride wearing
a dark fuchsia dress with black ac-
cessories. The will reside at R.R. 1,
Breslau. 
Family F7601
 
26 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F10995
 
27 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F18253
 
28 From Reynolds-Lake Website by Barry Reynolds and Susan (Lake) Reynolds.
http://www.reynolds-lake.com/
James Henry (Harry) Freeborn was born to George Sewell Freeborn and Elizabeth Augusta Mitson in Dundas, Ontario on June 3, 1887. Harry was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. He was a woollen worker employed at Dominion Woollen and Worsted Mills in Hespeler, Ontario.Harry married Elmina Eaton on December 9, 1905 in Galt, Ontario. They had three children, Morely Neville, Elma Masie, and Ethel Ruth. Ethel died as an infant.Elmina (Ella) was born on August 2, 1879 in Hespeler, daughter of Wesley Eaton and Mary Ann Master. She was a lifelong resident of Hespeler.Harry died on October 19, 1952 in Hespeler of a coronary thrombosis. Ella died on August 16, 1950, also in Hespeler, of euremia. Both are buried in Section A of the New Hope Cemetery in Hespeler. 
Family F15201
 
29 LOGAN - SHANNON

At the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey Moyer, Stouffville, the mar-
riage was solemnized of Miss Lil-
lian Shannon, daughter of Mr.
Thomas Shannon and the late Mrs.
Shannon of Chesterfield, England,
to Mr. Alexander Scott Logan, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Logan,
Stouffville. Rev. Douglas Davis
officiated. Delphiniums and lilies
in standards formed the back-
ground.
The bride, given in marriage by
Mr. Harvey Moyer, wore a floor
length white satin gown with lace
inserts, a three-quarter length
embroidered veil, and carried a
boquet of deep red roses. She wore
a pearl necklace, the gift of the
groom. She was attended by Miss
Joanne Hicks of Hamilton, attired
in a floor length blue teffeta gown
with matching headdress and car-
ried pink roses. Mr. Ray Logan of
Toronto was groomsman. The guest
soloist was Miss Helen Campbell,
who sang "Because" and "Through
the Years." The wedding music was
played by Miss Lillian Moyer.
At the reception following Mrs.
Harvey Moyer received wearing a
pale pink printed crepe dress and
a rose corsage. She was assisted by
Mrs. Edward Logan, mother of the
groom, wearing a turquoise mesh
dress and a rose corsage. Mr. Ken-
neth Campbell poured tea.
For travelling the bridg chose a
green flowered jersey dress with
white accessories. They will reside
at Ringwood.

The Tribune, Stouffville, Ont., Thursday, July 18, 1946 
Family F77476
 
30 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F7286
 
31 Rosenberger, Stuart M.
Peacefully after a brief illness on
Sunday, September 3, 1995 at K-W
Health Centre of Grand River Hospital
in Kitchener.
Stuart M. Rosenberger, beloved hus-
band of Doris Bechtel Rosenberger.
Dear father of Gary Stuart
Rosenberger and his wife Mary of St.
Catharines. Loving and proud grand-
father of Jody, Andrew and Michael.
Mr. Rosenberger was predeceased by
his parents; three brothers and two sis-
ters and worked at Uniroyal Tire fac-
tory for over 30 years. Stuart and Doris
recently celebrated their 54th wedding
anniversary on August 30, 1995.
The family will receive friends at the
Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001
Ottawa St. S. (At Westmount Rd.),
today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A
funeral service will be held in the
chapel on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Inter-
ment New Dundee Union Cemetery. 
Rosenberger, Stuart Menno (I56207)
 
32 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Enns, Beverly Joan (I56563)
 
33 004254-80 (Huron Co): Jacob SURARUS, 29, farmer, Wilmot, Hay, s/o Andrew & Maria SURARUS married Catherine WALPER, 22, Hay, same, d/o Henry & Maria Elizabeth WALPER. Wit: Isaac SURARUS and Casper WALPER, both of Hay. February 3, 1880 at Hay Family F71928
 
34 After the death of his parents, Christian was given a home in the family of his Uncle Michael who raised the orphaned child into his home and cared for him till he was of age. At the age of 15, he immigrated to Canada with his uncle Michael's family. Schwartzentruber, Christian S. (I118173)
 
35 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F14285
 
36 DODGE--Mrs. Lilly Dodge, aged 57, passed away early Tuesday morning at her home, 5272 68th Street. She is survived by her husband, Clinton; a son William at home; a daughter, Mrs. Lester Jahnke of Caledonia and two grandchildren. Mrs. Dodge will repose at the residence until 1 o'clock Thursday and will lie in state at St. Paul's Lutheran Church from 1:30 until 2:30, time of funeral services. Interment in Holy Corners Cemetery. Arrangements in Cross Miller Funeral Home, Caledonia. Ruehs, Lillie (I119250)
 
37 in
Perspectives THE RECORD, Kitchener, Ontario



Joseph Schneider farmed and ran first village sawmill

DAVE PINK


(Feb 18, 2006)

In the years following the American Revolution in the 1770s, there was uncertainty and apprehension in the Mennonite communities of eastern Pennsylvania.
The pacifist Mennonites were concerned that if hostilities flared again, they would be pressed into military service.
So when the opportunity came to buy land in the German Tract, in British-held Upper Canada, many young Mennonites jumped at it.
Among them was Joseph Schneider. After purchasing 448 acres of forested land in what would become Ontario, he moved his wife, Barbara Eby, and their four children north to British North America in a covered wagon from Pennsylvania in 1807.
The Schneiders would have been among the very first non-native residents of the community that would eventually become known as Berlin, and then Kitchener.
At first, the family lived in the wagon while Schneider went about clearing his land. After building a log cabin, barn and stable, he cleared a road -- which is now Queen Street South -- from the cabin to the edge of his property at the Great Road, now King Street, where the Walper Terrace Hotel now stands.
In 1816, Schneider built the area's first sawmill on the stream flowing through his property -- Schneider's Creek. Then in 1820 (some sources say 1816), using timbers and planks fashioned in the sawmill, he built the barn-like home in the Pennsylvania German style that still stands at 466 Queen St. S.
Schneider, no relation to John M. Schneider who founded the J. M. Schneider meatpacking firm, prospered as a farmer and sawmill operator. He and his wife raised seven children.
"Joseph Schneider was a common person, a farmer, a humble man," says Susan Burke, curator at the Joseph Schneider Haus Museum.

"But he was an important man in this community, for sure."
Joseph and Barbara both died in 1843, before cameras were available so there's no photograph of either.
Their son, Joseph E. Schneider, took over the homestead, which still included more than 300 acres. Over time, the family sold much of the farm for housing lots.
A swampy area close to the creek was purchased by the Town of Berlin in the 1890s. Victoria Park was created, complete with a man-made lake.
The house and surrounding property remained almost exclusively in Schneider family hands until 1975 when the City of Kitchener bought it and conveyed it to the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation to begin its restoration as a museum.





Monday, June 25, 2007 , THE RECORD, Kitchener, Ontario
After 200 years, family legacy is still growing
Schneiders celebrate bicentennial
VALERIE HILL
WATERLOO REGION (Jun 25, 2007)Two hundred years ago this month, Joseph Schneider and his brothers Jacob and Christian arrived at a wild tract in Upper Canada where they faced dense, old growth forests, swamps, ever-flooding creeks and the wildly beautiful Grand River.Could Joseph Schneider have imagined that through his influence and hard work, these traditional hunting grounds of the Huron Indians would eventually become Kitchener, a hub of industry and industrious people? This place became Schneider's legacy and there are still remnants of his influence, including a few thousand Schneiders, Sniders and Snyders, all variations of the same name.On Saturday, June 30, the clan will celebrate its illustrious ancestor with a reunion. The last gathering was in 1909, when news reports of the day claimed a couple of thousand people showed up, many from hundreds of kilometres away. That reunion was for the kin of all three brothers.This weekend's event will be just the family of Joseph Schneider.Vern Sherk is a seventh generation Schneider who was aware of his family history as a youngster, but a couple of decades ago his interest really piqued."There was more information available," he explained, citing documents and books by local historians.Suddenly, having all this accessible information gave Sherk a new appreciation for his family, for Joseph Schneider.He learned that his ancestor arrived in Waterloo County with his brothers, his wife Barbara and four of what would grow to be a family of seven children.They travelled with several other Mennonite families -- Erbs, Ebys and Webers, among others, whose ancestors had come to the U.S. decades earlier to escape religious persecution. This particular group came from Lancaster County, Penn., with four heavily laden wagons and a dream of finding inexpensive, fertile land.Waterloo County was divided into parcels of 448 acres for the settlers, but first they had to cut the trees, pull the stumps, plow the land and build homes and barns. Early settlers faced endless days of intense labour yet viewed it as an opportunity, not a hardship.The results of that labour are to be seen across the city today: the 1820 Joseph Schneider Haus Museum on Queen Street was the family homestead and Victoria Park was part of the farm that Schneider refused to sell, even as industry sprang up on adjacent properties.
One of the symbols of his family's success was a clock.Susan Burke, curator at Joseph Schneider Haus, explained that with their Swiss and German background, time keeping was important to the settlers. The Schneider family clock was carefully transported from Lancaster to their new home. Over the generations, the clock eventually was lost to the family until a Schneider descendant spotted it while visiting a Kitchener home. The owner sold the clock back to the Schneider family and it's now on loan to Schneider Haus. This clock is on the family reunion's logo and used in its catchphrase "Time To Come Home."Miriam Sokvitne, now in her 90s, is the family matriarch, a woman of considerable presence. The Schneider heritage is precious to the retired nurse who is also keeper of family heirlooms and history.Her father, Joseph Meyer Snyder, returned the clock to the family, wrote a book about their history and bought the homestead after it had been used as rental housing for several years. Sokvitne begged then-premier John Robarts to have the site declared a heritage site. "I not only cried, I bawled," she said, remembering her passionate outpouring.Once the homestead was back in the family, Sokvitne and her husband travelled the countryside searching for heirlooms. From spinning wheels to toys, these artifacts will be on display at the reunion with, of course, the clock as centrepiece, a symbol of the man known as Kitchener's founding father, Joseph Schneider.

SCHNEIDER REUNIONJoseph & Barbara Schneider 200th anniversary family reunion, Saturday, June 30, registration 9 a.m. First Mennonite Church, 800 King St. E., Kitchener.The day includes displays of family artifacts, speakers and video presentation.Afternoon program, 2:30 p.m., Joseph Schneider Haus & Museum, 466 Queen St. S., Kitchener.For information contact Vern Sherk 519-893-3075 or visit www.timetocomehome.ca. 
Family F4201
 
38 Jeremiah or Jerry, lived for many years in Breslau where along with his brother he operated a butcher's business. He was never married . He worked at Electrohome for many years. He took over the Breslau house(next to the hockey stick factory) and it was a center point for family activities. He drove a 1957 Chevy for over 17 years and he died shortly after selling it. He was known as a generous, kind and personable man. Habermehl, Jeremiah (I74565)
 
39 Kenneth died prior to son's birth Lothian, Kenneth Sr. (I134646)
 
40 Late Birth Registration #0901600, Waterloo Co., Kitchener, Filed: 27
Jan 1926, Oscar George Gies, Born: 30 May 1894, Elmira, s/o John
Gies, Carpenter, and Elizabeth Butt, Parents married May 30 1881.
Informant: Elizabeth Butt, mother, 288 Park St. Kitchener.
Signature is Elizabeth Butt's mark witnessed by O. G. Gies. 
Gies, Oscar George (I115707)
 
41 Marriage Notes for SARUCH EBY(6) and MARY HAGEY:By Rev. Wurster, Saruch Eby, teacher in Wilmot, was married to Marianna Hegy (sic) of Waterloo Township - Berliner Journal Marriages Family F8466
 
42 Ruby was a faithful member of Grace Mennonite Church, where she contributed gifts in many ways. She pieced numerous comforters for relief in her latter years. She gave generously and selflessly of her time to help her family, and many people were recipients of her gardening skills. Her wit and sense of humour will be missed by all. She was a remarkable cook and entertained many guests at her table. In her earlier years she cooked meals for the needy at the House of Friendship in Kitchener. Dettweiler, Ruby Lucille (I81)
 
43 Samuel was run over by a team of horses hitched to a grain binder. This happened in the farmyard in full view of his son David who was then 16 years old. Samuel Bowman ran in front of the startled team thinking he could grab the reins and get them stopped. Bowman, Samuel M. ...[Eby 542] (I17490)
 
44 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Taylor, Todd Robert (I75437)
 
45 Under Hannah's entry in the Ebybook [6931], it states that she was married to David WISMER "a sawmiller", and that they live in Plattsville. Under David Witmer's entry in the Ebybook [8337], it states that he is a "sawyer" and married to Hannah Shantz and that they resided in Plattsville. I believe it is possible that Hannah married David Witmer not David Wismer. A number of children are listed under Hannah - they can be added when it is verified whether the family name is Wismer or Witmer. Shantz, Hannah ...[Eby 6931] (I50656)
 
46 Worked as a homemaker and in the nursing field. Lived all her life in the Hastings Area. Reuter, Rosella Catherine (I116301)
 
47 "Anna" was the only daughter of Joseph H. Bauman and his first wife Anna Shantz. Ezra Eby gives this childs name as Anna. The Bauman Family History gives this daughter's name as Lydia. Both sources give the same birth and death dates for this daughter of Joseph and Anna (Shantz) Bauman. Bauman, Anna ...[Eby 147] (I13332)
 
48 "As for Elgin Eby. My best recall is that his one parent (not sure if it washis father or his mother) died in 1918 of the Spanish Flu. The secondparent died a few years later. Elgin, and his sister Candice (who latermarried Archie Stauffer) were raised for a few years by my grandparents,Daniel and Angeline. My best recall is that Elgin and Candice's father was
Hiram Eby." Ken Eby 
Eby, Hiram ...[Eby 2625] (I73481)
 
49 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Bowering, George Harry (I6381)
 
50 "Carl settled in Maryland, near Baltimore, where he resided for some years. When pretty well advanced in years he, with his family, moved near Rochester, New York, where he died, leaving a large family whose children are now pretty much scattered throughout New York State in the vicinity of Buffalo, while others are residing in Michigan."
Source: [S70] 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..., Ezra Eby, 648.
Note by J. Scott Campbell (March 2007). It would appear that the above statement is not correct. From research I have done, it would seem that Carl P. Wing moved to Pittsford, Monroe County, NY very shortly after the family's arrival into the United States in 1829. Barbara Wing (Huber), Carl's wife, died in 1836 and their son , Freddie (George Friederich Wing) died in 1831 and was also buried in the Oakwood Cemetery at Penfield. This would suggest that the family came to this area of New York State about 1830. 
Wing, Carl ...[Eby Pre-8125] (I23178)
 

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