Note: John Christner was born in Upper Alsace, Germany, December 13th, 1780. On August 26th, 1809, he was married to Maria Luckebihl. She was born in Upper Alsace, near Florimont, March 27th, 1784, and died near New Hamburg, Waterloo County, Ontario, March 8th 1841. In 1825 they with their family of four children, his sister Maria, and others moved to America. After landing at Philadelphia, Mr. Christner parted with his sister, Maria, and her husband who moved to Ohio, while Mr. Christner and family moved to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where they resided for several months. Hearing of the many German settlements being made in Canada and the encouragement receiver by his co-religionists to move thither, he was soon ready to continue his journey to Canada. On October 8th, 1825, he with his wife and family arrived at Bishop Benjamin Eby's place, Berlin, where they resided for some time. In March, 1840, they moved on lot No. 23, south side of Snyder's Road, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County. Here they resided until their deaths. She died as already stated, and he died may 28th, 1871. their family consisted of four children. [Eby Book 1895]
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