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Esther (Burkholder) Wideman (abt. 1848 - 1932)

Esther Wideman formerly Burkholder
Born about in Markham, York, Canada Westmap
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Wife of — married 6 Apr 1870 in Markham, York, Ontario, Canadamap
Mother of
Died in Richmond Hill, York, Ontario, Canadamap
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Esther was born in about 1848 [1][2]to Daniel Burkholder and Barbara Grove. [3]

She married Dillman Wideman in 1870. [4]

"Their [Jacob and Maria's] son Daniel preceded them [to Upper Canada], selling his fine Pennsylvania-bred horse for land ... [he] was married to Barbara Groff; their family was Elizabeth (Gehman), Mary (Wideman), Veronica (Sherk), Abraham, who married first Catherine Wideman, and then Elizabeth Reesor, Susanna (Wideman), Barbara, 1834-1924 (Shaffer), Samuel, b. 1835, Solomon, b. 1838, Christina (Brillinger), Esther, b. 1841 (Dilman Wideman). Lewis J. Burkholder, author of A Brief History of the Mennonites in Ontario[5], was a son of the above Abraham." [6]

Esther passed away in 1932[7] and is buried in Heise Hill Cemetery.[8]


  1. "Ontario Census, 1861," database, FamilySearch ( : 9 March 2018), Esther Burkholder, Markham, York, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 147, line 40; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1088-1089, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 390,222.
  2. "Canada Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 September 2020), Eshter Wideman in household of Dilman Wideman, Markham, York, Ontario, Canada; from "1881 Canadian Census." Database with images. Ancestry. ( : 2008); citing Dilman Wideman, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
  3. Genealogical Card File. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mennonite Vital Records, 1750-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.
  4. "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2018), Dilman Wideman and Esther Burkholder, 06 Apr 1870; citing registration , Markham, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,475.
  5. Burkholder, L. J. A Brief History of the Mennonites in Ontario: Giving a Description of Conditions in Early Ontario, the Coming of the Mennonites into Canada, Settlements, Congregations, Conferences, Other Activities, and Nearly 400 Ordinations. Waterloo, Ont.: Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario, 1986.
  6. Champion, Isabel. Markham, 1793-1900. Markham, Ont.: Markham District Historical Society, 1989.
  7. Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Collection: MS935; Reel: 455 Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1948 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
  8. Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 16 September 2020), memorial page for Esther Burkholder Wideman (1847–1932), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26147020, citing Heise Hill Cemetery, Gormley, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Perry Doner (contributor 46987236) .

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