Reesor, Christian (1833-1915)
Christian Reesor (16 April 1833-26 December 1915), an Old Order Mennonite leader, was born in Markham Township, York County, ON, the son of John Eby Reesor, a Mennonite preacher, and Maria Burkholder. His home was on the site of the present Reesor (Wisler) Mennonite Church. His brothers Simeon and Noah were older than Christian while Benjamin and Susanna (Diller) were younger. He farmed directly south of Cedar Grove in Scarborough. His first marriage was to Esther (1838-68), daughter of John Hoover, in 1856. His second marriage was to Rebecca Miller (1837-1917) of Pennsylvania in 1885. He was ordained minister in 1863 and bishop in 1867. In the schism of 1889 in Ontario he allied himself with bishops Abraham Martin of Waterloo and Christian Gayman of Cayuga. This was the beginning of Old Order Mennonites in Ontario. Christian Reesor died 26 December 1915. One of his sons was Thomas Reesor.
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