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||24 Oct 1852
||Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada
||14 Sep 1873
||Perth County, Ontario, CanadaLutheran Church
to Wilhelm Habermehl
||Wilmot Twp, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canadaservant
||11 Dec 1920
||Breslau, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada
||Wilmot Twp, Waterloo County, Ontario, CanadaShantz Mennonite Church Cemetery
It is almost certain, although not proven, that her parents were Albert and Katharina (Herzberger) Ringler. See notes on her marriage registration.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Gospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 45 - February 3, 1921, in MennObits: Mennonite Obituaries, page 887, 888.
'Habermehl. - Barbara Ringler, wife of William Habermehl, was born Oct. 24, 1852; died Dec. 11, 1920, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Sauder, Breslau, Ont.; aged 68 y. 1 m. 17 d. She was afflicted with heart trouble for several months. Six days before her death bowel trouble set in and she suffered great pain, but bore it all patiently. She was fully resigned to God's will and longed to go home to be with Jesus. She leaves husband, 5 sons, 4 daughters, 38 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers. We rejoice in a hope to meet her again. Funeral services were held at the Shantz Church by Orphan Wismer and Manassah Hallman. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"I'm going to live with the angels so fair;
I'll look for you children and wait for you there,
Where tears do not flow and where death cannot come,
Together we'll dwell in that beautiful home."
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Ontario, Waterloo (South), Wilmot H-5, in Canada. 1901 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada), page 14.
William Habermeld, born 7 Apr 1848 (age 52) in rural O[ntario], farmer
wife: Barbara Habermeld, born 24 Oct 1852 (age 48) in rural O[ntario]
son: Albert Habermeld, born 14 Sept 1874 (age 26) in rural O[ntario]
daughter: Lizzie Habermeld, born 21 Oct 1881 (age 19) in rural O[ntario]
son: Levi Habermeld, born 8 Dec 1885 (age 15) in rural O[ntario]
daughter: Amanda Habermeld, 21 July 1888 (age 12) in rural O[ntario]
daughter: Barbara Habermeld, 3 Aug 1891 (age 9) in rural O[ntario]
daughter: Katie Habermeld, 26 Jan 1892 (age 8) in rural O[ntario]
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Perth County, North Easthope, 1873, registration #010212, in Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1928. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Archives of Ontario).
his name: William Habermehl
residence: Gads Hill Co Perth, Ont.
birth place: Storndorf, Hesse Germany
marital status: bachelor
parents: John Habermehl and Elizabeth nat. Zinn
her name: Barbara Ringler
residence: Petersburg, Co Waterloo, Ont.
birth place: Petersburg, Co. Waterloo
marital status: spinster
parents: Henry Ringler and Martha nat. Kevon
date and place of marriage: September 14th 1873 Lutheran Church near Gads Hill Ont.
religious denomination of bridegroom: Lutheran
religious denomination of bride: Mennonite
It is assumed that the identification of Barbara's parents in this record is incorrect - either due to an error in the record-keeping or because she chose not to identify her real parents because she (a Mennonite) was underage and marrying a Lutheran in a Lutheran church. There appears to be no census record in Ontario in 1861 or 1871 for a Barbara Ringler other than the daughter of Albert and Katharina, and this marriage record indicates that the Barbara Ringler who married William Habermehl was born in Petersburg, Waterloo County, which is the same birth place given in the marriage or death records of 3 other children of Albert and Katharina Ringler. Additionally, her oldest child was named Albert.
It is conceivable that Barbara's parents were Henry and Martha, and that they died before the 1861 census and Barbara was raised by Albert and Katharina, but there do not appear to be any Henry and Martha couples in Wilmot Twp, Waterloo County in the 1851 census (taken in 1852, shortly before Barbara was born).
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Shantz Mennonite Church Cemetery, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, in Find A Grave.
Inscription, from photo of gravestone:
'William Habermehl died June 11 1936 in his 89th year
his wife Barbara Ringler died Dec 11 1920 in her 68th year'
- ↑ Ontario, Waterloo County, Wilmot Twp, in Canada. 1881 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada).
William Habermehl, age 33, born in Germany, labourer
Barbara Habermehl, age 29, born in O[ntario], servant
Albert Habermehl, age 6, born in O[ntario]
Abraham Habermehl, age 4, born in O[ntario]
John Habermehl, age 2, born in O[ntario]
- Eby, Ezra E. A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county ... (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971), 2:186.
'RINGLER, ALBERT [son of John and Elizabeth (Wildfong) Ringler], was born June 2nd, 1825. He was first married to Catharine Sararas and after her decease to Catharine Hartzberger. He resides on a farm near Petersburg, Ontario. To him was born a family of seven children, namely: Barbara, Elizabeth (dead), Catharine, Samuel, Sophia (dead), Lydia, and Amanda.'
- Canada West, Waterloo County, Wilmot Twp, in Canada. 1861 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada).
Albert Ringler, age 35, born in Upper Canada, farmer
wife: Catharine Ringler, age 32, born in Germany
daughter: Barbara Ringler, age 8, born in Upper Canada
daughter: Catharine Ringler, age 7, born in Upper Canada
daughter: Elizabeth Ringler, age 6, born in Upper Canada
son: Samuel Ringler, age 5, born in Upper Canada
daughter, Magdalena Ringler, age 2, born in Upper Canada
all "Menists" (Mennonite)
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