Minerva Witmer

23 June 1883–29 March 1906 (Age 22)
New Dundee, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Minerva

When Minerva Witmer was born on 23 June 1883, in New Dundee, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, her father, Isaac Groh Witmer, was 41 and her mother, Leah Pannebecker Baer, was 43. She married Herbert Herner on 15 July 1902, in Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1901. She died on 29 March 1906, in Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 22, and was buried in Mannheim, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Herbert Herner
Minerva Witmer
Marriage: 15 July 1902
Nellie Herner
Isaac Samuel Herner

Spouse and Children

15 July 1902
Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada



    Isaac Samuel Herner


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (2)

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 3

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 23

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Wittmer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Minerva Witmer in household of Leah Witmer, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Minerva Witmer in entry for Nellie Herner, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Minerva Witmer, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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