|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1839|
Waterloo Regional Municipality
|Death: ||Jan. 30, 1937|
Matilda Dettweiler Snyder was born 11-27-1839 to Esther Wenger in Waterloo, Co., Ontario; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. F.F. Switzer) near Vestaburg, Mich, 1-30-1937; aged 97y.2m3d.
She was married 12-8-1858 to Henry Dettwiler. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters (Israel of Caro, Mi; Rudolph of Crestview Fla, Mrs. Elizabeth Snyder and Mrs. Susanna Switzer of Vestaburg, MI).
Besides her 4 children she leaves 21 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren. At the age of 17 she was baptized, became a member of the Menn-onite Church, and lived her profession to the end.
Her husband preceded her nearly 40 years ago. He was a minister of the Mennonite Church and died in Midland, VA, 12-5-1897. She went through many sorrows and trials in her younger days, being deprived of her mother at the age of 10 years. She was the oldest in the family of 5 children and the last one of them to leave this world.
Her greatest concern was that her children, grandchildren, and all of her descendants would live such lives as to meet her in the glory world. Many were the prayers she sent to the Throne of God for them.
For the past 13 years, she was confined to her home and she always appreciated the services held in the home in her behalf. During her 8 years of fellowship in the church she acquired a large circle of friends. Her mind was clear and active until about 12 hours before her death.
Services were conducted at the home by Eric Bontrager and at the Ferris Christian Church by Royal Buskirk (Text, II Time 4:6-8), assisted by Erie Bontrager, and Joseph Sherrick. Burial in Ferris Cemetery
Henry B Dettweiler (1837 - 1897)
Israel Dettweiler (1859 - 1948)*
Rudolph S. Dettweiler (1861 - 1937)*
Elizabeth D Dettweiler Snyder (1864 - 1957)*
Susanna D Dettweiler Switzer (1867 - 1953)*
Ferris Center Cemetery
Created by: Theron & Helen Smith
Record added: Apr 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26066839