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6001 Mary S. Cassel, "was born December 26th, 1858. She is unmarried and at present resides in California, U.S."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary S. Cassel
 
6002 Nathan Cassel, "was born August 21st, 1833. He resides in Wilmot Township, near the Blenheim Mennonite Meeting House, where he is engaged in farming. He was married to Nancy Gehman, and after her decease to Hannah Hallman. To him were born the following children, namely:...of the first wife, and Joseph of the second wife."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby


Is referred to as Nelson in Eby Book. 
Rev. Nathan B. Cassel
 
6003 Oliver D. Cassel, "was born June 16th, 1863. He is married to Barbara S. Geiger. They reside in New Dundee, Ontario, where he is engaged in the woollen mills. They have two children, "1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Oliver D. Cassel
 
6004 SAMUEL CASSEL was born on a farm two miles northeast of Washington in the Township of Blenheim in the year 1858. In the year 1861 his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Cassel, moved to a farm on the Huron Road in the Township of Wilmot, three miles west of Haysville. Here Mr. Cassel spent his boyhood days. After securing an education at S.S. No. 5, where he distinguished himself as a brilliant scholar, he embarked in business for himself. He purchased the homestead in 1885. Three years ago he bought the west half of Lot 27, known as "Spruce Farm", adjoining his own property, from Mr. Manley Mark, thereby securing one of the finest 200 acre farms in the county. Mr. Cassel was married to Miss Mark, eldest daughter of the late Samuel Mark, in the year 1885. Mr. Cassel has won an enviable reputation as a feeder of export cattle. Visitors from all sections visit his large barns to admire the beautiful cattle that are to be found in his stables. He feeds 70 exporters every year. He has been school trustee for three terms, besides being continuous secretary-treasurer of his school section for several years. He was a member of the school board when the present schoolhouse was built and was largely instrumental in making it one of the finest schoolhouses in the county. He is a member of the Church of England and takes an active interest in its welfare. In 1902 he was elected township councillor and has since been a very creditable member. He was appointed a justice of the peace in 1903 and reappointed by the present government in 1905.1a

1aChronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906) pg 29 
Samuel B. Cassel
 
6005 Sarah Cassel, "the youngest in family, was born September 29th, 1838. She was married to Joseph Oberholtzer. They resided in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where she died in September, 1885. Her family consisted of five children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Cassel
 
6006 Sarah S. Cassel, "was born April 25th, 1854. She was married to Percy Page, a farmer. They resided in Sanilac, Michigan, where she died April 2nd, 1883, leaving no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah S. Cassel
 
6007 1871 - Solomon Cassel was staying with David Gehman. Solomon G. Cassel
 
6008 Cassel.-Susannah, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Cassel, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., March 3, 1860: died March 13 1937, at the home of her daughter in Waterloo. She was in her 78th year. On March 6, 1883, she was united in matrimony to the late Noah S. Shantz, also of Wilmot, who predeceased her 10 months ago. Two daughters (Mrs. Tobias Shantz of Waterloo and Mrs. Marian Steiner of Lima, Ohio) and 3 sons (Lincoln C. of Kitchener, Walter C. of Wilmot, and Dr. Stauffer C. of Kitchener), 10 grandchildren and 2 brothers (Samuel of Kitchener, and Ephraim of New Hamburg) survive. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Mennonite church a few years after her marriage and has been a consistent member of Blenheim congregation ever since. Her constant testimony was to serve her Lord and she had a longing desire to depart and be with her Master, especially since the passing of her late husband. Her desire has been granted and though her lips may be silent and her hands cease to minister, yet her labors will still go on for "she being dead yet speaketh." "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labours and their works do follow them." Funeral services were held on March 16 with Bro. J. B. Martin at the home and at the Blenheim Mennonite Church with M. H. Shantz in charge. Text, Job 14 :14, 15. Burial in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald, April 15, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.3 - page 62,63,64 
Susannah Cassel
 
6009 Susannah Cassel, "youngest daughter of Jacob and Susannah (Clemens) Cassel, was born September 11th, 1799. She was married to Daniel Pannebecker."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Cassel
 
6010 1871 - Susanna Cassel is staying with Solomon Gehman. Susannah G. Cassel
 
6011 William O. Cassel, "is a farmer and resides in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario. He is married to Minnie Clemens. Their family consists of two children, namely: Morley and Perley."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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"William David O. Cassel was born in Waterloo Co. , Ontario, Canada in 1859. In 1879 he went to Michigan and in about 1880 returned again to Canada and married AlzaMina Clemens, d/o Henry Clemens of Ontario, and went back to Michigan again until the year 1884, where their eldest son was born in 1881. Then they returned again to Canada and settled on a farm in Wilmot Tp. , Waterloo Co. , Ontario, Canada. "2a

2aA Genealogical History of the Cassel Family 
William David Cassel
 
6012 Yelles Cassel, "(From D. K. Cassel's 'History of the Mennonites' son of Hubert Cassel, came to America about the year 1720. He was a native of the Palatinate, Germany. After arriving at Philadelphia he soon wended his way to Germantown and from there to Skippack, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where he died. His family consisted of six children" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Yelles Cassel
 
6013 STRIDE, Whillmenia Eliza

Surrounded by her family, Whillmenia passed away at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Monday, April 7, 2008, at the age of 60. Loving wife of Howard Stride. Beloved mother of Dennis (Carole), Craig (Jacqueline), Geoffrey (Laurie) and Sherri Moore (Ronald). Cherished grandmother of nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is survived by her sisters, Maude Dyke, Sandra Gale, brothers, Ronald Cassell, David Cassell, Randy Cassell and their families. Predeceased by her granddaughter, Natasha. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Whillmenia's life will be held at the Salvation Army Cambridge Citadel, 16 Shade Street, at the corner of Main and Shade Streets, Cambridge, on Friday, April 11, 2008, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 9 Apr 2008 pg B6 
Whillmenia Eliza Cassell
 
6014 St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church

The first Catholic missionaries in the area were Father James W. Campion, Father Cassidy and Father John Cullen - beginning c.1828. They were followed by the St. Agatha missionaries, Fathers John Louis Wiriath (1834-1837) and Peter Schneider (1838-1844), but it was Father Simon Sanderl (1844-1848), also from St. Agatha, who organized the construction of a church. The deed for the land, located on the northwest corner of Duke and Guelph (now Dolph) Streets and purchased from the Erb brothers (for five shillings), was dated March 9, 1846, but it is thought that building actually began in 1844. The new church was reported to be "perhaps the only substantial Catholic church west of Toronto" (Spetz 1916:139).
Services were held more or less monthly for many years as priests were in short supply and had to be shared by other congregations. Regular monthly services began in February 1882 with the arrival of Father William Kloepfer of Berlin who looked after Preston as well. Then, beginning in 1889 Preston and Hespeler became missions of Galt. Finally, on March 25, 1905, Preston received its own resident pastor, Rev. Jonas Lenhard. By now it had become apparent that a new and larger church was definitely needed but it was not until January 1907, when Father William Gehl was pastor, that land further along Duke Street was purchased. The cornerstone for the present church was laid September 4, 1911, and the basement of the building was ready for use the following year. The basement continued in use for services until the church was completely finished in 1922. The old church had been torn down in the summer of 1915. Fire on December 26, 1971 caused considerable damage, but the church was not damaged structurally. Repairs were made and the church was rededicated on June 25, 1972.1

1Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Rev. Cassidy
 
6015 CASSIDY, Lloyd Martin

Passed away, on Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at Pinehaven Nursing Home, Waterloo, Lloyd Cassidy, in his 74th year, formerly of Preston. Dear father of Allan and his wife Sandra of Breslau, Terry of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Betty-Gail Lorentz of Waterloo, Colleen Coleman and her husband Ken of Cambridge: dear brother of Elmer and Lytle of Walkerton, Blanche Schurter of Greenoch. Also survived by nine grandchildren. Lloyd was predeceased by his wife, Mildred Weiler (1982) and a special friend, Greta Peer; six brothers, James, Gerald, Robert, William, Joseph, Harvey and three sisters, Hazel, Muriel and Agnes. Mr. Cassidy was born at Riversdale, Greenoch township on September 29, 1925 and came to Preston in 1950 and retired in 1974, from Jamesway. Relatives and friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Tuesday, from 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at St. Clements RC Church, 745 Duke St., Cambridge on Wednesday, Feb, 17, 1999, at 11 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 15 Feb 1999 pg B3 
Lloyd F. Martin Cassidy
 
6016 CASSIDY, Sammie Collin

Beloved infant son of Jeff and Tina Cassidy, of Hespeler, on Friday, March 13, 1998. Dear grandson of Roger and Terri Cassidy and Doug and Mary Ellen Collins, all of Cambridge; dear nephew of Natasha Cassidy, Stephanie Cassidy and Doug Collins, all of Cambridge. A private family service will be held at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge. Interment New Hope Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 16 Mar 1998 pg B3 
Sammie Collin Cassidy
 
6017 DaSILVA, Maria Conceicao

Passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her husband, Vicente Da Silva. Loving mother of Joe Da Silva (Sonya) and Idalina (Idy) Doyle (Brian). Grandmother of Shawn Raposo (Victoria), Ashley Guida (Paul) and Scott Da Silva (Chelsea) and great-grandmother of Alexander Raposo. Survived by her sisters; Ilda Castro and Feliciana Carvalho. Predeceased by her brothers; Arthur Castro and Jose Castro. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street N., Cambridge, on Monday, from 5-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Monday evening, at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held from Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, 185 Elgin St., S. Cambridge, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 10 a.m. Interment at Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 20 Jan 2017 
Maria Conceicao Castro
 
6018 ROCHA, Rosa

Passed away peacefully, at Grand River Hospital on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Francisco Leal Rocha (2007). Loving mother of Francisco (Evangelina), Natalino (Rosaria), Rosa Maria (Jose), Lucia Sousa and Natalia Melo (Jose) all of Cambridge. Cherished grandmother of Sandra Brazil (Arthur), Suzanna Galvao (Paul), Suzie Caetano (Steve), Paul Sousa, Frankie Rocha (Marissa), Michelle Hickey (Brian), Sally Garcia (Nelson), Patricia Butler (Wayne), Jonathan Rocha, David Melo and Christina Rocha. Rosa will also be greatly missed by her 16 great-grandchildren. She will be missed by her sisters; Francisca (Antonio), Maria (Joaquin) and brother, Joao (Gloria). Rosa enjoyed spending time with her family and loved having everyone together. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St. N., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Sunday, February 1, 2015, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rosary will be recited in the funeral home chapel on Sunday evening, at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Elgin St. S., Cambridge, on Monday, February 2, 2015, at 10 a.m.. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 30 Jan 2015 
Rosa Jesus Castro
 
6019 CATER, Herbert -- On Friday, Feb 8, 1980 at the K-W Hospital, Herbert Cater, aged 87 years, of 247 Franklin Ave. N., Kitchener. Dear father of Mary (Mrs. Klaus Kuehnbaum) of Garson, Ont. and Jean (Mrs. Richard Gingerich) of Ottawa. Also survived by granddaughter, Jan (Mrs. Malcolm Oliver) of Kitchener, eight other grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Predeceased by his fist wife the former Alma Totzke and his second wife Rose Smith. He was a member of Reformation Lutheran Church and the Canadian Legion, branch 50, Kitchener. Funeral and committal service was held today at the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel. Rev. Andrew Paulson officiating, Interment will be made in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Feb 1980 
Herbert Cater
 
6020 MRS. EMERSON C. BOYD - Mrs. Emerson C. Boyd, 79, of Linwood, died Sunday, Dec. 30 at the Elmira Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
Born near Linwood, her maiden name was Alberta Cathcart, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cathcart. She had spent all her life in Linwood where she was a member of the Linwood United Church and the Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband to whom she was married in 1903; two sons, Harold and Robert Cameron, both of Kitchener; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Phillips of St. Thomas and Mrs. Alfred (Marieta) Holst of St. Jacobs; one brother, Wesley Cathcart of Fergus and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two sisters predeceased her. The body was at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira, until Wednesday when removal was made to Linwood United Church for service. Rev. Charles K. Forrest and Rev. Adolph Kappes officiated. Interment was in Hawkesville Cemetery.1a

1aElmira Signet Jan 2 1963 pg 4 
Emma Alberta "Bertie" Cathcart
 
6021 Robert Cathcart

LINWOOD— The death occurred here on Friday of Mr. Robert Cathcart at the age 87. Mr. Cathcart for nearly a quarter of a century was a rural mail driver, covering more than 100,000 miles with his buggy and horse. Until last year he had continued as rural carrier and then relinquished this post and proceeded to meet the local trains and cart the mail to the office. A series of strokes, the last one recently, resulted in his death. Born on the old homestead, Mr. Cathcart qualified as a school teacher. After teaching at Bridgeport and Mannheim he again returned to the farm for 45 years. Twenty-two years ago Mr. Cathcart came to this village two years before leaving the farm, he was awarded the rural mail contract which he continued after coming to the village. Mr. Cathcart was a member of the Linwood United Church. His wife, one son and one daughter predeceased him leaving one son Wesley of Fergus and two daughters, Mrs. E. C. Boyd of Linwood and Mrs. Charles Corrigon of Vernon, B.C., to survive with one brother, two sisters, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Sunday at one o'clock, from his late residence to the Union Cemetery. Rev. W. 0. Mather officiated.

Waterloo Chronicle 31 May 1938 pg 3 
Robert Cathcart
 
6022 Mrs. J.W. Currie

A former Ayr resident, Mrs. J.W. Currie of St. Luke's Place, Hespeler, passed away in Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Friday, July 4th. She was in her 92nd year. The former Mary Elizabeth Caughell, she was born in Guilds (near Blenheim), a daughter of the late Peter Caughell and Elizabeth Haggart. After graduation from Blenheim School, she studied music and received her A.T.C.M. from Toronto Conservatory of Music. In 1917, she married Rev. J.W. Currie and the couple settled in Tara where he was a Presbyterian minister. They resided there until moving to Ayr in 1924. The Curries served Knox Church here until Rev. Currie retired in 1943. Following retirement the couple remained in Ayr for a further 24 years before moving to Toronto in 1967. Immediately after moving to Toronto they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. While in Ayr, Mrs. Currie was active and made a life member of Presbyterian and later United Church Women organizations. She was also a member of Ayr Women's Institute. Mrs. Currie, whose sight failed in later years, was active with the work of the Canadian National Institute of the Blind. Upon leaving Toronto, Mrs. Currie resided briefly in Ottawa and Kingston before taking up residence at St. Luke's Place. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a brother David Alexander Caughell. Surviving are two sons Don of Ancaster and Eoin of Kincardine; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held Monday at Knox United Church, Ayr. Rev. George Saunders of Ayr, assisted by a grandson Rev. Paul Currie of Windsor, officiated. Interment in Ayr Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons Dave, John, Paul and Craig Currie, Anthony Lea and Ian Foulds.

The Ayr News 9 Jul 1986 pg 12 
Mary Elizabeth Caughell
 
6023 CAUGHEY, Charles David - At St. Mary's Hospital, in Kitchener, on July 8, 2008 at the age of 88 years. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Grace Caughey. Loving father to Glenn, his wife Sandra, and Judith and her husband John Blais. He is lovingly remembered by his five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his mother, Kate Caughey (Palmer); one sister, Joann Frame (Caughey), and his loving in-laws, Frederick and Hilda Rainger. Charles was a long-standing member of Legion Branch 50. He was also a decorated Second World War veteran stationed in Aldershot, England. In lieu of flowers, donations to the War Amps or St. Mary's Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family by calling Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home & Chapel , Kitchener at 519-742-4481. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.MeM.com1a

1aWaterloo Region Record - Jul. 12, 2008  
Charles David Caughey
 
6024 DILLOW, Alice Cavelle

Of 72 Dudhope St., Cambridge, on Sunday, July 29, 1990, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 74th year. Dear sister of John of Cambridge; lovingly remembered by one nephew, Gerald John Dillow of Stratford. Miss Dillow was born in Cayuga and came to Cambridge in 1950. She was a retired hairdresser having been employed at the Hair Salon at the Right House in Cambridge. There will be a private family funeral service conducted at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 12.30-1.30 p.m. Cremation following.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 30 Jul 1990 pg A9 
Alice Cavelle
 
6025 THE REV. WILLIAM CAVEN, D.D., PRINCIPAL OF KNOX COLLEGE, TORONTO.

Principal Caven was born in the parish of Kirkcolm, Wigtonshire, Scotland, on the 26th of December, 1830. His ancestors on both sides had been settled in that neighbourhood for centuries, and several of them figure conspicuously in the local annals. They were in their day strenuous supporters of the Solemn League and Covenant, and the names of some of them are enshrined on the roll of the "Wigton Martyrs." One of the most cherished traditions of the family on the mother's side relates how one of them, for refusing to abjure his faith, suffered grievous bodily mutilation at the hands of the dragoons of "Bloody Claverse"-known to history as John Graham, Viscount Dundee. A less accurately authenticated tradition identifies Margaret Wilson, who suffered martyrdom in 1685, along with Margaret Maclachlan,10 as a member of the family from which Principal Caven's mother is descended.

His father was the late Mr. John Caven, a sound scholar and a very worthy man, who was by profession a school teacher. The late Mr. Caven was a member of the United Secession Church, which, by its union, in 1840, with the "Relief" Church, as it was called, formed the United Presbyterian Church-an organization which still retains a separate corporate existence in Scotland and the United States, though it has long since lost it in Canada and some of the other colonies, owing to successive unions between it and other Presbyterian bodies. Not being a member of the Established Church of Scotland, Mr. Caven was in those days ineligible for the position of a parish schoolmaster, but he had no difficulty in obtaining pupils, and enjoyed a creditable reputation alike as a sound scholar and a successful instructor. He emigrated from Wigtonshire to Canada in the summer of 1847, and for a short time took up his abode near Galt, Ontario, in the township of North Dumfries. After a time he removed to the neighbourhood of St. Mary's, where he continued to reside down to the time of his death a few months since. He resumed his labours in the work of education after his arrival in Canada, first as a teacher, and afterwards as a school superintendent, and was greatly beloved for his amiability and uprightness of character....1a


1aThe Canadian Portrait Gallery. by John Charles Dent, Assisted By A Staff Of Contributors. Vol II. Toronto: Published By John B. Magurn. 1880. 
Rev. John Caven
 
6026 Jan 10 1853.'97Moved by Mr Buchanan, seconded by Mr Robert Cranston, That Mr John Caven be local superintendent of common Sehools for the Township of North Dumfries, for the present Ye,ar.'97Carried: Rev. John Caven
 
6027 CAVEN, WILLIAM, Presbyterian minister, educator, and theologian; b. 26 Dec. 1830 in Kirkcolm, Scotland, son of John Caven and Mary Milroy; m. July 1856 Margaret Goldie, daughter of botanist John Goldie, and they had three sons and three daughters; d. 1 Dec. 1904 in Toronto.

William Caven was born into a Scottish Secessionist family with strong Covenanting roots. Among his ancestors were men who signed the Solemn League and Covenant and whose names appeared on the roll of the Wigton martyrs. Liberal principles in politics and voluntaryism in religion were characteristics of this tradition. William was educated at home in Scotland by his father. In 1847 the family moved to Upper Canada, to Dumfries Township, near Galt (Cambridge). John Caven taught in Ayr and later served as superintendent of schools in Waterloo County. William taught school for a few months in Blandford Township before beginning studies for the ministry with William Proudfoot* and Alexander Mackenzie at the United Presbyterian Seminary in London, Upper Canada, in 1847. In 1852 Caven was licensed by the Presbytery of Flamborough and accepted a call to the two-point charge of St Marys and Downie. He was ordained on 7 October that year.

Caven would make significant contributions to church and nation in three areas: as an educator, as an ecclesiastical statesman, and as a leader of public campaigns for the preservation of Protestant moral principles in the legislation of various levels of government. In 1866 he was offered and accepted the chair of exegetical theology and apologetics at Knox College, Toronto, where he had been lecturing in exegetical theology since 1864, following the resignation of George Paxton Young*. By 1869 Caven was also teaching biblical criticism. Towards the end of his life, in 1896, a separate chair of Old Testament literature would be created, and Caven would be left with the chair of New Testament literature and exegesis. Upon the retirement of Principal Michael Willis* in 1870, Caven was named chairman of the senate of Knox College. Three years later he was appointed principal; he would hold the post till his death. Under his leadership the college raised some $120,000 for new buildings on Spadina Avenue, which opened in 1875. As an educator he was active outside the college as well, and in 1887 he succeeded Goldwin Smith as president of the Ontario Teachers' Association. Queen's College, Kingston, had conferred an honorary dd upon him in 1875 and Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey did the same in 1896. Also in 1896 he received an lld from the University of Toronto.

Caven guided Knox College during a time of intense theological ferment and taught biblical studies in years marked by heated debate in all Protestant theological colleges over the nature and authority of Scripture. His position in the religious controversies of the late 19th century was that of a moderate conservative. Though open to new insights gained by thorough investigation of the Bible, he insisted that the burden of proof rested on those advocating change in doctrine or practice. "A well-balanced mind," Caven wrote in the Knox College Monthly in 1891, "is at once conservative and progressive; - conservative of everything good which has come down to us, while it seeks by careful investigation to enlarge the boundaries of ascertained truth and to purge away errors and mistakes." He was confident that the central doctrines of evangelical Protestantism concerning God and humanity - the Trinity, the person of Christ, original sin, the atonement, and justification - were clearly evident in Scripture and were sufficient foundations for any task of theological reconstruction that might face the church. "The Church started out with a revelation of truth," he told Donaldson Grant in an interview in 1902, "which could not be disproved and which no change could destroy. The belief in one God, in one Saviour, in one Holy Spirit, and in one way of salvation from the guilt and power of sin, may be more clearly apprehended and more exactly stated, but no radical change can be made in the content of that belief, based as it is on divine revelation."

In the various proceedings of the heresy trial of Daniel James Macdonnell* from 1875 to 1877, Caven supported Macdonnell's right to raise questions about the doctrinal standards of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Caven's view of the limits of that questioning, however, was clearly stated in articles in 1879 and 1882 in the Catholic Presbyterian, a journal serving the Pan-Presbyterian Alliance, an international council of Presbyterian churches. Whatever developments there might be in the construction of doctrine, he argued, these would have to remain steadfastly biblical, take due regard of the church's doctrinal attainments, and contribute to "the growing spiritual life and holiness of the Church."

Caven's views were promulgated through many articles, reviews, sermons, and addresses published or reported in the religious and secular press or issued in pamphlet form. The international theological journal with which he was most closely associated was the Presbyterian Review, edited by Archibald Alexander Hodge of Princeton Theological Seminary and Charles Augustus Briggs of Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Caven became an associate editor in 1885 and regularly contributed book reviews and reports on Canadian affairs. In 1890, on the eve of the heresy trial that led to Briggs's suspension from the Presbyterian ministry in 1893 and broke the official connection of Union seminary with Presbyterianism, the journal became the Presbyterian and Reformed Review. Caven remained on the editorial board and continued to publish in the journal until 1903.

In addition to his duties at Knox College, Cavenwas active in the affairs of the University of Toronto. For almost 20 years following the affiliation of Knox with the university in 1885, he served on the university's senate. He played a crucial role in the negotiations that resulted in more adequate government funding for University College and in the federation of the University of Toronto in 1887 [see Sir Daniel Wilson*]. Caven had initially opposed the appeal for increased funding, but came to see the value of a single university with several colleges. His position was made public in two lengthy letters to the Globe in December 1883, later published in a pamphlet. A single university, he argued, would bring together various classes and creeds and make a significant contribution to the elimination of sectionalism, partyism, and denominationalism. State control should be coextensive with state support, eliminating any alliances between individual churches and the civil government. This position was consistent with the voluntaryism of Caven's Secessionist background.

Caven was recognized as an adviser of Sir Oliver Mowat, premier of Ontario from 1872 to 1896, and of George William Ross* during his years as minister of education in Ontario from 1883 to 1899 and as premier from 1899 to 1905. Both Caven and Mowat belonged to St James Square Presbyterian Church. They were elected elders by the congregation in 1870 but declined to serve because of the burdens of their respective offices. Both were officers of the Evangelical Alliance, Caven serving for some years as vice-president of the Toronto branch. Caven gave the eulogy at Mowat's public funeral. Premier Ross saw Caven as a "better judge of abstract problems than of men," but acknowledged him to be a valued adviser. The two politicians recognized Caven as a key figure in keeping the Scottish and Irish Presbyterians in the Liberal camp.

Caven was a leader in the negotiations that led in 1875 to the unification of various Presbyterian bodies to form the Presbyterian Church in Canada [see John Cook*] as well as in the initial stages of the negotiations that would lead to church union in 1925. When the Cavens had immigrated in 1847, Presbyterians in British North America were organized into eight distinct bodies reflecting geographical and theological differences. A series of regional unions reduced the number to four by 1868. In 1870, in the wake of confederation and at the urging of prominent Presbyterian businessmen, negotiations for a single Presbyterian church in the dominion began in earnest. The following year the Canada Presbyterian Church (formed in 1861 by a union of the Free Church and the United Presbyterian Church in Canada in connection with the United Presbyterian Church in Scotland) added Caven and five others to its union committee. Their presence was intended to counteract the resistance to union from such Free Church partisans as the Reverend Lachlan McPherson of East Williams Township and the Reverend John Ross of Brucefield. Caven's leadership in the cause of church union was acknowledged when he was elected moderator of the Canada Presbyterian Church for 1874-75 and invited to participate in the founding service of the Presbyterian Church in Canada at Montreal's Victoria Hall on 15 June 1875 (he would serve as moderator of this body in 1892-93).

Presbyterians now constituted the largest Protestant denomination in Canada and were confident that their numerical strength, economic resources, and ecclesiastical vision were adequate to the challenge of expansion that faced them in the new dominion. Caven and others, notably George Monro Grant of Queen's College, hoped for a broader union that would bring together all of the evangelical Protestant churches in Canada. From 1888 until his death in 1904, Caven chaired a series of committees on church union appointed by the Presbyterian General Assembly. In 1889 he was a key speaker at the Toronto Conference on Christian Unity, which brought together Presbyterians, Anglicans, and Methodists. These talks faltered as a result of the Anglican insistence on the historic episcopate.

In 1898 the Canadian Society of Christian Unity was founded under the presidency of Herbert Symonds, an Anglican; George Grant served as its second president, and Caven as its third. Caven presented his General Assembly with a memorial from the society in 1902, asking that union be actively pursued. That same year the Methodist General Conference in Winnipeg issued an invitation to the Congregationalists and the Presbyterians to seek organic union. The Presbyterians again appointed Caven to convene their committee. The first joint meeting, led by his successor Robert Harvey Warden, took place in Knox's Church, Toronto, from 20 to 22 Dec. 1904, just three weeks after Caven's death. Caven had also played a leading role in the Pan-Presbyterian Alliance from its inception in 1877. He served as its president for the last four years of his life.

In a feature article in the first issue of the Westminster, an interdenominational magazine edited by Caven's former pupil James Alexander Macdonald*, Caven summarized the principles that informed his advocacy of church union. There was nothing in Scripture, he argued, that sanctioned the divided state of the church. Admittedly, many of the current divisions resulted from conflicts over the purity of doctrine or the freedom of religion, but when the reasons for disunity disappeared, as Caven was sure they had among evangelical Protestants, union should be restored. He listed four conditions for reunion: affirmation of the great doctrines of the Christian faith, agreement on the constitution and administrative structures necessary to allow the church to pursue its mission, a free spiritual life that acknowledged the glory of God as its supreme aim, and mutual esteem and affection among the denominations. One of the reasons for Caven's advocacy of church union was his belief that a united Protestantism would have a much more powerful influence on national righteousness than separate denominations.
Together with his work for church union, Caven was a spokesman for the Protestant moral reform causes of "equal rights," sabbath observance, and temperance. Like his fellow clergyman Donald Harvey MacVicar, he played a major role in the opposition to the Jesuits' Estates Act of 1888 [see Honoré Mercier*]. Caven's objections to the Quebec bill restoring to the Jesuits a significant portion of the income from estates confiscated at the time of the conquest were fourfold. He saw the legislation as a violation of the trust under which the lands were given to the Quebec legislature; it disrupted the arrangement by which the revenues were devoted to higher education; it elevated the authority of Roman canon law over the law of the empire; and it recognized the right of the pope to interfere in Canadian civil affairs in a way that compromised true freedom. His opposition was based on the principle that churches must not receive public funds to aid them in their proper work, nor may they draw upon the public treasury with the excuse of doing work beneficial to the state.

Opposition to the act and to the federal government's refusal to disallow it crystallized in ministerial associations and in the Evangelical Alliance. In Toronto protests culminated in the gathering of Canada's first and only Anti-Jesuit Convention, on 11-12 June 1889. The meetings, chaired by Caven, led to the establishment of the Equal Rights Association to continue the agitation for disallowance. Caven was chosen as its president. Ensuing events led to a struggle between Caven, who saw the ERA as a principled pressure group, and D'Alton McCarthy*, who sought to turn the association into a Protestant political party. Caven's views held sway until his resignation as president in December 1890. Some linked the ERA with the founding of the Protestant Protective Association, but Caven roundly condemned the latter organization for its intolerance and political aspirations. Throughout the controversy, Caven remained supportive of the educational policies of Oliver Mowat and George Ross with respect to the rights of Catholics in Ontario. Later, however, he actively opposed public support for Catholic schools in Manitoba.

Shortly after the "equal rights" agitation, Caven, a member of the Lord's Day Alliance, became a leading spokesman in efforts to resist the introduction of Sunday streetcars in Toronto. From his appearance on the platform at a mass rally in December 1891 until Sunday cars were allowed in 18, he was consistent in his opposition through ministerial associations and citizens' committees, in the pulpit, on the platform, and in the press. It was not enough, he argued in a pamphlet published in 1897, to leave sabbath observance to the religious sentiment of the community. "A community has a common life, and the fundamental convictions of any community must at length necessarily influence and find expression in its laws." Legislative protection of the rest and quiet of the Lord's Day as a commemoration of creation and redemption was "surely necessary and right" in a Christian nation such as Canada. Caven's minister at St James Square, Alfred Gandier, noted in an obituary in the Globe that he refused to use Sunday streetcars and walked two miles to church each week.

Another important moral cause that enjoyed Caven's public support was the temperance movement. Caven was on the executive of the Ontario branch of the Dominion Alliance [see Francis Stephens Spence*] when in 1902 the Ross government introduced temperance legislation patterned on that in Manitoba. The Manitoba act had just survived a legal challenge in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Attached to the Ontario bill, however, was provision for a referendum to ascertain public support. Caven and the executive of the Dominion Alliance reluctantly accepted the referendum, recognizing that the legislation required significant public support if it was to be enforced. Caven took part in the campaign through platform and press, but the temperance activists were narrowly defeated. Writing in the Globe in 1904, Caven continued to urge the government to be true to its promises and abolish the bar, though he was satisfied with the proposed legislation that would permit the consumption of alcohol in private homes.

Caven's death from pneumonia late in 1904 was mourned in editorials across Canada. As a churchman, he was remembered as one who steadfastly opposed any unreasonable innovation that threatened to destroy popular reverence. As a citizen, he was honoured as one who upheld the centrality of Protestant moral principles in the life of the nation.
Brian J. Fraser

An oil portrait of William Caven hangs in the library named in his honour at Knox College, Univ. of Toronto.
A number of Caven's essays and letters to the press were published in pamphlet form: A vindication of doctrinal standards: with special reference to the standards of the Presbyterian Church (Toronto, 1875); The Scripture readings: a statement of the facts connected therewith . . . ([Toronto, 1886]), consisting of a letter by Caven and one by the Methodist clergyman Edward Hartley Dewart; Equal rights; the letters of the Rev. William Caven, d.d. ([Toronto, 1890]); The divine foundation of the Lord's Day; an address ([Toronto, 1897]); and The testimony of Christ to the Old Testament, issued at Toronto sometime shortly after his death. A collection of his writings also appeared posthumously under the title Christ's teaching concerning the last things and other papers (London and Toronto, 1908).
Noteworthy articles by Caven include: "Progress in theology . . . ," Catholic Presbyterian (London and New York), 1 (January-June 1879): 401-11, and 8 (July-December 1882): 280; "College confederation in Ontario," Presbyterian Rev. (New York and Edinburgh), 8 (1887): 116-21; "The equal rights movement," University Quarterly Rev. (Toronto), 1 (1890): 139-45; "The Jesuits in Canada," Presbyerian and Reformed Rev. (New York and Toronto), 1 (1890): 289-94; "Clerical conservatism and scientific radicalism," Knox College Monthly and Presbyterian Magazine (Toronto), 14 (May-October 1891): 285-95; "General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada," Presbyterian and Reformed Rev. (Philadelphia), 6 (1895): 738-39; "Historical sketch of Knox College, Toronto," Canada, an encyclopædia (Hopkins), 4: 211-21 (published in 1898); and "The union of the Christian churches," Westminster (Toronto), [3rd] ser., 1 (July-December 1902): 26-29. His letters on the proposed federation of the Univ. of Toronto appeared in the Globe, 6 Dec. 1883: 4, and 24 Dec. 1883: 5, and were republished among other letters and addresses on the subject in the pamphlet Letters and speeches on the university question (Toronto, 1884), 8-14 and 14-22.
Evening Telegram (Toronto), 2 Dec. 1904. Gazette (Montreal), 2-3 Dec. 1904. Globe, 19 Nov., 2, 5-6 Dec. 1904. Manitoba Morning Free Press, 2-3 Dec. 1904. Ottawa Citizen, 2 Dec. 1904. Toronto Daily Star, 2-3, 5 Dec. 1904. Vancouver Daily Province, 2 Dec. 1904. Armstrong and Nelles, Revenge of the Methodist bicycle company. Canada Presbyterian Church, Minutes of the synod (Toronto), 1865, app.: xxxv; 1866: 31; app.: xxxv; 1867, app.: lviii; General Assembly, Acts and proc., 1870: 47; app.: lxxviii; 1873: 50. Canadian men and women of the time (Morgan; 1898). The centenary of the granting of the charter of Knox College, Toronto, 1858-1958 (Toronto, [1958]). Donaldson Grant, "Principal William Caven, d.d., ll.d.," Westminster, [3rd] ser., 1: 197-205. W. R. Hutchison, The modernist impulse in American Protestantism (Cambridge, Mass., 1976), 91-94. J. A. Macdonald, "A biographical sketch" in William Caven, Christ's teaching concerning the last things, cited above, xiii-xxii; "Principal Caven - an appreciation," Univ. of Toronto Monthly, 5 (1904-5): 133-38 and portrait facing p.133; "Rev. Principal Caven, d.d.," Knox College Monthly and Presbyterian Magazine, 15 (November 1891-April 1892): 1-9. J. T. McNeill, The Presbyterian Church in Canada, 1875-1925 (Toronto, 1925). J. S. Moir, Enduring witness: a history of the Presbyterian Church in Canada ([Hamilton, Ont., 1974?]); "Forgotten giant of the church," Presbyterian Record, 99 (1975), no.1: 14-15. Presbyterian (Toronto), new ser., 5 (July-December 1904): 701-8. W. J. Rattray, The Scot in British North America (4v., Toronto, 1880-84), 3: 826-27. R. E. Spence, Prohibition in Canada; a memorial to Francis Stephens Spence (Toronto, 1919), 278-320. Univ., of Toronto Monthly, 5: 79.1a

1aDictionary of Canadian Biography Online 2000 University of Toronto/Université Laval

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THE REV. WILLIAM CAVEN, D.D., PRINCIPAL OF KNOX COLLEGE, TORONTO.

Principal Caven was born in the parish of Kirkcolm, Wigtonshire, Scotland, on the 26th of December, 1830. His ancestors on both sides had been settled in that neighbourhood for centuries, and several of them figure conspicuously in the local annals. They were in their day strenuous supporters of the Solemn League and Covenant, and the names of some of them are enshrined on the roll of the "Wigton Martyrs." One of the most cherished traditions of the family on the mother's side relates how one of them, for refusing to abjure his faith, suffered grievous bodily mutilation at the hands of the dragoons of "Bloody Claverse" known to history as John Graham, Viscount Dundee. A less accurately authenticated tradition identifies Margaret Wilson, who suffered martyrdom in 1685, along with Margaret Maclachlan,10 as a member of the family from which Principal Caven's mother is descended.

His father was the late Mr. John Caven, a sound scholar and a very worthy man, who was by profession a school teacher. The late Mr. Caven was a member of the United Secession Church, which, by its union, in 1840, with the "Relief" Church, as it was called, formed the United Presbyterian Church an organization which still retains a separate corporate existence in Scotland and the United States, though it has long since lost it in Canada and some of the other colonies, owing to successive unions between it and other Presbyterian bodies. Not being a member of the Established Church of Scotland, Mr. Caven was in those days ineligible for the position of a parish schoolmaster, but he had no difficulty in obtaining pupils, and enjoyed a creditable reputation alike as a sound scholar and a successful instructor. He emigrated from Wigtonshire to Canada in the summer of 1847, and for a short time took up his abode near Galt, Ontario, in the township of North Dumfries. After a time he removed to the neighbourhood of St. Mary's, where he continued to reside down to the time of his death a few months since. He resumed his labours in the work of education after his arrival in Canada, first as a teacher, and afterwards as a school superintendent, and was greatly beloved for his amiability and uprightness of character.

His son, the subject of this memoir, received his early education at the school kept by his father, in the parish of Kirkcolm. He was a diligent student, and did full justice to his father's instructions. He chose the ministry as his profession, and when the family emigrated and settled in Dumfries, he began his studies under the auspices of the United Presbyterian Church, [Pg 191]which had been planted in Western Canada, largely through the instrumentality of the Rev. William Fraser, of Bondhead, and the Rev. Alexander Mackenzie, of Goderich, both of whom came as missionaries from Nova Scotia. The educational institutions of the country were not in a very forward state in those days. The Presbyterian body had at that time no regular collegiate institution of its own, and candidates for the ministry were forced to content themselves with such appliances as could be provided. The training of students was entrusted to the late Rev. William Proudfoot, of London father of the present Vice-Chancellor and the Rev. Mr. Mackenzie above mentioned. Mr. Caven devoted himself assiduously to the prescribed literary and theological course under the direction of those venerable men. During the academical year of 1850-51 he studied in Toronto, and completed his course by reading for another year. He was licensed to preach in the early part of 1852, by the old Flamboro' Presbytery, and in October of the same year he was ordained and inducted into the pastorate of the charge known as St. Mary's and Downie. At one period in his career as a student he was engaged for a short time in the work of teaching, and during 1855 and 1856 he spent nearly a year in Scotland for the benefit of his health, without, however, surrendering his pastoral charge. These were the only interruptions which occurred in his work as a student and minister until 1865, when the Synod appointed him and his present colleague, Professor Gregg, to fill, during alternate terms, the chair of Exegetical Theology and Biblical Criticism, which had been vacated by Professor Young in the previous year. The appointment of Professor of the same Department was permanently conferred upon him in 1866, and from that time to the present he has continued to occupy that position. As a teacher of Exegetics, he has from the commencement of his incumbency been noted for his great moderation and candour in stating the opinions which he feels bound to controvert, not less than by his firm adhesion to views of Biblical interpretation held in common by all Evangelical churches, as well as those which are more distinctively characteristic of his own. The truth, as he holds it, and as the Presbyterian Church holds it, has no more fearless and uncompromising defender, and few more efficient.

In 1870, Dr. Willis, who was Principal of the college, resigned that position, and was succeeded by Professor Caven, under the title of Chairman of the College Board. This title, in 1873, was abandoned for that of Principal, which position and title he still holds by appointment of the General Assembly. When an effort was made to procure a new edifice for the college he was chosen chairman of the committee appointed to canvass for funds, and in this capacity he, in company with his colleague, Professor Gregg, spent two summers in making a tour through the Province of Ontario. Mainly through their exertions the building fund had by the end of that time risen to nearly $100,000, all of which, together with about $30,000 since raised, has been expended on the new building, the cornerstone of which was laid in April, 1874. The college was occupied for the first time during the academical year of 1875-76. There is also in existence in connection with the college the nucleus of an endowment fund, the principal part of which consists of a bequest of $40,000 from the late Mr. William Hall, of Peterboro', who died intestate, but whose well-known intentions in the matter were carried out by his heirs-at-law in a manner as creditable to them as it will doubtless prove beneficial to the institution. The endowment fund at the present time amounts to about $52,000.

Principal Caven has always been a zealous advocate of the union of the various branches [Pg 192]of the Presbyterian Church. By the amalgamation of the Free and United Presbyterian Churches of Canada in 1861 he became a minister of what was for the next fourteen years known as the Canada Presbyterian Church. He was appointed a member of the Union Committee of that body when an amalgamation between it and the Presbyterian Church of Canada in connection with the Church of Scotland was first projected, and no one person did more to bring the negotiations to a successful termination than he. He was Moderator of the Canada Presbyterian Church in 1875, and at the Union it devolved upon him, in his official capacity, to sign the Articles of Union in the name of the Church.

Though not past middle age, and though neither a brilliant nor a showy orator, Principal Caven has won a high reputation, not only as Principal of one of the most important of our educational institutions, but as a preacher, a member of church courts, a scholar and a thinker. Persons thoroughly capable of forming an unbiassed opinion have declared that as a debater he is unrivalled in the Presbyterian Church. It is said that "Having first clearly thought out his own view of the matter in hand, he has the faculty of presenting it in a singularly effective way for the consideration of others. His arguments are invariably characterized by an amount of lucidity and a freedom from sophistry which are well calculated to give weight to his utterances, and which, combined with a considerable amount of forensic skill, and the well-known intellectual sincerity of the speaker, seldom fail to win a substantial victory for the side which is so fortunate as to secure his advocacy. Although one of the most immovable and uncompromising of ecclesiastics in all matters where a principle is at stake, Principal Caven is at the same time one of the gentlest, most retiring, and most unassuming of men, his great influence being the result of no conscious striving after it on his part; while his manner is the perfect embodiment of quiet power."

Principal Caven takes a deep, if unobtrusive interest in all questions affecting the public welfare, and is specially interested in educational matters. In 1877 he was elected to the Presidency of the Ontario Teachers' Association, as successor to Professor Goldwin Smith. This position he still retains. He was appointed Chairman of one of the sederunts of the General Presbyterian Council, which met in Edinburgh, Scotland, in July, 1877.

In July, 1856, he married Miss Goldie, of Greenfields, near Ayr, in the county of Waterloo, Ontario. He has a family of seven children.2a


2aThe Canadian Portrait Gallery. by John Charles Dent, Assisted By A Staff Of Contributors. Vol II. Toronto: Published By John B. Magurn. 1880. 
Rev. William Reid Caven
 
6028 Funeral Card
Died Yesterday, (Tuesday,) July 30th, at a quarter past 11 o'clock, A.M., James Cavers, Farmer, North Dumfries, Aged 71 Years. Funeral To-morrow, (Thursday,) at 10 O'clock, a.m., from his residence, to St. Andrew's Church Cemetery. Dumfries, 30th July, 1861

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A-2-117 James Cavers The Last Will and Testament of James Cavers, late of the Township of North Dumfries, Gentleman, who died on or about the 30th July 1861 at the Township of North Dumfries and who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at North Dumfries, was proved and registered in the Surrogate Court, a true copy of which said Last Will and Testament is hereunder written and that the administration of all and singular the ersonal estate and effects, rights and credits…was granted by the aforesaid Court to David Gibson and George Cowan of the Township of North Dumfries, Yeomen, the Executors named in the said Will…

…This is the Last Will and Testament of James Cavers of the Township of North Dumfries, Gentleman.

(First) My will is that my funeral charges and just debts shall be paid out of my estate by my Executors hereinafter named.

(Second) That the residue of any of my estate, both real and personal which shall not be required for the payment of my personal charges just debts and the expenses attending the execution of this my will and the administration of my estate, I give and bequeath to my wife Mary Cavers for her use and benefit during her lifetime but at her death is to belong to my son John Cavers his and his heirs and assigns to have and to hold the same for ever. But that my son John Cavers shall pay to my son Andrew Cavers the sum of five hundred dollars and also that he shall pay to my daughter Christian Cavers or now Ramsay, the sum of four hundred dollars the same to be to them and to their heirs for ever.

(Third) I appoint David Gibson of the Township of North Dumfries, Farmer, and George Cowan of the same Township, Farmer, to be Executors of this my Last Will and Testament…

Witnessed by George Cowan and Andrew Ramsay
Will dated 12th February 1859
Proved 29th August 1961
Died 30th July 18312a

2aProbate of James Cavers 
James Cavers
 
6029 Cavers, J. Pomeroy. Lieutenant. Belonged to the Eaton Machine Gun Battery. Educated at Galt Collegiate Institute. Killed.1a

1aCavers, J. Pomeroy: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 21 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2888930/data?n=1 
Lieut. James Pomeroy Cavers
 
6030 Son of W.A. Cavers and Mrs. W. J. Dyas (formerly Cavers), of Toronto. Educated at Upper Canada College and Toronto University.1a

1aJames Pomeroy Cavers - The Canadian Virtual War Memorial - Veterans Affairs Canada. (2016). Veterans.gc.ca. Retrieved 21 May 2016, from http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/1649027 
Lieut. James Pomeroy Cavers
 
6031 Margaret Cavers Richmond was born in Roxburghshire, Scotland, November 24, 1832, the daughter of Adam and Janet Cavers. Adam was for some years in the British Army and came near being "one of the soldiers of on that memorable day was at some distance from the scene of action, and though they moved by forced marches, when they arrived on the field the battle was over, the victory won, and Napoleon had started on his long and dismal journey to St. Helena. Not many years after young Cavers settled down to family life in Scotland, and he and his wife became the parents of ten children, and of the ten Margaret was the last to leave the world, having lived 87 years lacking 8 days. Adam seems to have been a deeply religious man. His daughter told someone that she remembered her father praying most earnestly for his family and especially for the salvation of his children.

When about twenty Margaret came with a brother and a sister to Ontario, Canada, and February 18, 1858 was married to Mathew Richmond at Ayr, Ontario. After living ten [JMR:years] in that land they came west, and crossed the Mississippi near Lansing, Ia. where one or two of her brothers had been living for some time. Mr. Richmond with his little family started west in a wagon over northern Iowa. He told me that they arrived Thursday at Decorah, Friday at Howard Center, and by Saturday night reached Burr Oak in Mitchell county. They rested, of course, over Sabbath and on Monday arrived at Ellington, Hancock county. Tuesday at Buffalo Forks, and by Wednesday night were at E.B. Campbell's in Armstrong Grove Township. Mr. Richmond had been here the year before and had secured section 34 at Government prices, but he settled with his family on section 36, near the county line.

They were industrious and economical and prosperity came their way. The log house was replaced by a large and modern residence, and here they lived until the spring of 1897 when they moved to the town of Armstrong. In early days, of course, on the farm, they were familiar with pioneer life with its pleasing as well as its trying features. In early [JMR: "days"] both had become members of the Presbyterian church and in Armstrong and vicinity this church owes more for its success to them than to any other couple. Mr. Richmond was elected elder, and the presbytery of Ft. Dodge conferred a special honor upon him by sending him as a delegate to the General Assembly at Los Angeles in 1903. Mrs. Richmond accompanied him and they both greatly enjoyed the trip. We must not forget Mrs. Richmond's services to the church. There was not much of the 'public' about her. I do not think she was prominent in sunday school, or as a 'missionary worker'. She was retiring, modest, humble; there was nothing of the "modern woman" about her. But at home Mrs. Richmond was a queen. One feature we must mention especially. She will long be remembered for the entertainment and encouragement she gave to ministers of the gospel, who always found the most cordial and sincere welcome to her home and to her table. Her service to the church in this line is remarkable, and she kept this up for 20 or 30 years, when advancing years suggested the propriety of leaving the farm for a more quiet life in the town.

In recent years advancing age was beginning to tell upon her, and after suffering considerably, especially during the last three months, on Sabbath November 16, about noon she entered, as we believe, the great Sabbath rest, the rest which remaineth for the people of God. She longed to depart and be with Christ, and one day she said,-showing the simplicity of her faith- "Jesus said that he could ask the Father for 12 legions of angels. I know, he can send one for me."

On Saturday, about twenty-four hours before the end, her old neighbor and friend, Mrs. Jane Dundas, from Estherville came to see her, to whom she said, "I want you to pray for me and pray loud so I can hear you." A very sincere prayer was offered, then the patient being very weary, turned and said in a friendly way, Now Good-bye.

Numerous friends have testified to the help and inspiration her life has been to them. The local paper said of her,"The life of a woman like Mrs. Richmond does much to prove there is a spark of the divine fire in man upon this earth, and that there is a better realm where such spirits must go and whence they have come. For they are not of the earth."

In the sermon I observed that Mrs. Richmond was one of the old selttlers and that probably very few of them were left. At the cemetery after the burial, Mrs. Fish and Mrs. Dundas came to me and said they are the only ones living who were here and were heads of families when the Richmonds came in October, 1868. The Fish family came in September and Mrs. Dundas was married here the spring before.

The pall bearers were her two sons, William and Walter, and four nephews, William and James Weir of Estherville, George Stewart of Armstrong, and Adam Cavers of Village Creek, Ia.

Mrs. Richmond leaves to mourn their loss her husband, six children, and fifteen grandchildren. All of her children are living in or near Armstrong except John who lives at Waterloo.

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On the Passing of a Pioneer
By George N. Luccock

Recently at Armstrong, Iowa one died who had an unusual share in development of Presbyterian Christianity in northwest Iowa. Mrs. Mathew Richmond with her husband who survives her and who became the first Presbyterian elder in that region; went to Emmet County; Iowa in a very early day when the prairies were roadless; fenceless almost homeless and altogether churchless. Born Presbyterian; it was her dream or hope and her unceasing prayer that God would send a Presbyterian minister to her new country. As I was the unexpected and at the first quite disappointing answer to that prayer; I crave space for a bit of church history; which is also reminiscence; in Mrs. Richmond's praise.

Dr. A.K. Baird; synodical superintendent; himself Scotch and sympathizing with this desire of the Scotch Richmonds for a Presbyterian share in the religious developoment of the promising prairies; requisitioned the seminaries for summer students. So he sent me to Richmonds.

It did seem a mysterious providence. The dear lady's idea of a Presbyterian minister was definite and clear. He should naturally be tall of course he would be dignified; and in all the virtues and example to youth. With what pride and expectancy did she look forward to next Sunday; when all the neighbors would assemble in the schoolhouse to see and hear a real Presbyterian minister! Alas that the spirit of moral should be proud! The minister proved to be a boy. He was not tall and he was fat.

Before a week had gone she made him feel that her heart was glad he had been chosen of God to come. Her home became his home; and what a home it was! Just a cabin; with two rooms and an attic. It was a large family too. But there was always room; not for just one more but for as many as might come; even strangers stranded on the prairies. I think the record was the sheltering of sixteen wayfaring guests for a night. Later in prosperity; a commodius; modern house was built; but it could not surpass the charm of that hospitality cabin.

It is not my purpose to write an obituary eulogy; but to bring into the publicity of these pages; which first as The Interior and since as The Continent she had cherished for more than a generation; the name of a woman rare in her quiet faithfulness and; with her good husband the real founder of Presbyterianism in that part of northwest Iowa. It was my privilege last winter to have an hour's visit with her; then in her eighty-seventh year. She had never expected to reach old age; but her talk of the goodness of God through the lengthening years; her joy in seeing the development of the country to which in her youth she had come as a pioneer; her happiness in recalling the beginnings and growth of her own church; and her fine readiness to go hence whenever God willed-all was like the benediction of a mother's hand on the head of her first pastor in that new country. And many other such like men and women joined with the Richmonds in helping along the kingdom there.

The Continent 
Margaret Cavers
 
6032 Church 1 St. Andrew'S Presbyterian Incomplete 1848-1861, Church 2 United Presbyterian Church Galt 1857 1870 , Church 3 St. Andrew'S Presbyterian Baptisms 1861 1874 , Church 4 Union Church 1870 1880 , Church 5 Central Presbyterian Church 1880 1904 To Be Put Into Introduction. Make Correction To 307 Area. Rebecca Jemima Cavers
 
6033 James Cavers, died 1 Jun 1863 In Rothburghshire, Scotland. Father of Robert Cavers, Dumfries. Age 98.1a

1aDumfries Reformer 15 Jul 1863 
Robert Cavers
 
6034 CAVIN, P.N. 1919 Trinity Methodist Kitchener (Waterloo Co.)1a

1ahttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~methodists/a-c.htm 
Rev. P. N. Cavin
 
6035 CAYANAN, Dominador Hong

Passed away peacefully, at the Lisaard House, Cambridge, on Wednesday November 21, 2012, at the age of 62. Loving and devoted husband of Minerva Cayanan. Cherished father of Donny Cayanan (Victoria Surrage) and Diane Cayanan Nguyen (Hohai Nguyen). Dominador, will also be sadly missed by his mother, Soledad Cayanan, mother-in-law, Pacita Feliciano, as well as his seven brothers, one sister and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Predeceased by his father, Florencio Cayanan. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family received friends on Sunday, November 25, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services were conducted in the funeral home chapel on Monday, November 26, 2012, at 1 p.m. Interment followed at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 28 Nov 2012 
Dominador Hong Cayanan
 
6036 Sittler, Frances (Hasenpflug) - Peacefully, on Monday, March 10, 1997, at Heritage House, St. Jacobs, Frances (Hasenpflug) Sittler, in her 84th year, of St. Jacobs. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Orvil and Mary Hasenpflug of Mannheim, Esther Temple and Herb Glemser of Kitchener, Laurel and Menno Martin of Chepstow and Catherine Hasenpflug of Kitchener, Charles and Lillian Sittler of Kitchener, Joy and Mahlon Snyder, Clementine and Elmer Hill, all of St. Jacobs, Annie Sittler of Winnipeg, Ruby and Allan Madgett of Halifax, Joan and Don Blum of Kitchener, Doris Sittler of St. Jacobs and Meryl Sittler of Winnipeg. Fondly remembered by her 20 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 36 step-grandchildren and 51 step-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Sylvia Jackson, Laurie and John Kenney of Woodstock; sister-in-law of Mary Cayley of Norwich, Eva Totzke of Simcoe and Ruby Sittler of St. Jacobs. Also fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents, John and Margaret Cayley; her first husband, Edward Hasenpflug (1966); her second husband, Jacob Sittler (1993); one son, Edward Hasenpflug (1996); one brother, Walter Cayley and three sisters, Lydia Maltby, Charlotte Powell and Tillie Carriere. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. On Wednesday at 9 am, transfer will be made to St. James Lutheran Church, St. Jacobs for funeral service at 11 am, with Rev. Frank Haggarty officiating followed by interment in St. James Lutheran Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Frances Cayley
 
6037 REID, Lillian

At her residence, 1666 King St. E., Cambridge, on Thursday, Aug. 20, 1992, in her 74th year, Lillian Ceaser, beloved wife of Hamilton Reid. Dear mother of Larry and his wife Donna and Rilla (Mrs. Paul Broughton), all of Cambridge; loving grandmother of seven grandchildren. Survived by one brother, Rayner Ceaser of Alban, Ont. Predeceased by five brothers. Mrs. Reid was born in Cape Chin, Ont. and was a resident of Cambridge for 36 years from Faulkland, Ont. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Friday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at Bethel Tabernacle, Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Saturday, at 3 p.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Aug 1992 pg A13 
Lillian "Lilly" Ceasar
 
6038 Bob Celeri, born in Fort Bragg, California, on June 1, 1927, attended the University of California at Berkley and was named an All-American football star in 1948 and 1949.

After playing for the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Yankee's he was signed by the Hamilton Tigercats in 1953. He joined the K-W Dutchmen the following year as quarterback and kicker. From 1954-60 he guided the K-W Dutchmen to the Ontario Rugby Football League senior title each year. He was named the league's Most Valuable Player four times.

Celeri was assistant coach of the K-W Dutchmen. He coached the Waterloo Lutheran University football team 1960-62 and the Junior Dutchmen team in 1963.

He was personnel manager for General Springs Products for fourteen years, before moving to Buffalo in 1968. He died on March 9, 1975.1a

1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame

 
Bob Celeri
 
6039 1901 Berlin Census - Henry is a lodger in the home of William and Victoria Celschlager. No relationship is recorded. Henry Celschlager
 
6040 1901 Berlin Census - Louise is a lodger in the home of William and Victoria Celschlager. No relationship is recorded. Louise Celschlager
 
6041 Lived with Lewis Beamer a cooper. Frederick Cenochie
 
6042 CERNY, Alec

Passed away suddenly, peacefully and too soon on Thursday, April 11, 2013, in his home, at the age of 45. Cherished and forever loved by his wife, of 20 years, Bianca (nee D'Angelo) and sons Daniel and David. Sadly missed by his parents, Honza and Eva; his brother, and best friend John and his wife Jana. Always loved strejda (uncle) to Kyla, Miska, Dominik and Madison. Missed by his parents-in-law, Mela and Ross (2013) D'Angelo and brother-in-law, Joe (Jessica). Alec will be missed by his extended restaurant family and the tri-city community. Friends will be received on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at T. LITTLE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 223 Main Street, Cambridge (519 623 1290) for visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held Sunday, April 14, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 16 Apr 2013 
Alec Cerny
 
6043 Blackshop owner Alec Cerny mourned by friends, colleagues

CAMBRIDGE A local food connoisseur and entrepreneur who ran one of Waterloo Region's fine dining restaurants died in his sleep this week.

Alec Cerny, owner of the Blackshop restaurant in Cambridge, died on Thursday. The father of two teenage sons would have turned 46 next Wednesday.

The news of Cerny's death shocked family and friends, along with many in the community who knew the Blackshop as a destination restaurant.....1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 12 Apr 2012 
Alex Cerny
 
6044 Cause: Elizabeth Cesanek
 
6045 CHOWNYK, Elizabeth (nee Cesanek)

Passed away following a stroke at Brantford General Hospital on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Julius Chownyk (1983). Loving mother of James Chownyk (Marina) and Carol White (Allister) and the late David John (in infancy). Cherished grandmother of Lynn Power (Tom Parsons), Angela Power, Jim Chownyk, Jr. and Michael Chownyk and to great-grandchildren Mika and Daniel Lindback. Survived by her sister Adelaide Sutherland of London and her brother Robert Cesanek (Fran) of New Hamburg. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Mary Cesanek, brother Joseph Cesanek and sister Valerie Morris. Elizabeth was a faithful member of St. Ambrose RC Church, Cambridge and the Catholic Women's League. She was known as a loving and caring mother and grandmother who would go the extra mile for her children and grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held from St. Ambrose RC Church, 210 South Street, Cambridge on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. Spring interment will occur at St. Clement's Cemetery, Cambridge. In memory of Elizabeth, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

Waterloo Region Record 18 Mar 2014 
Elizabeth Cesanek
 
6046 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. MP Bardish Chagger
 
6047 STANISHEWSKY, Valentina

Of Hilltop Manor, Cambridge, on Saturday, December 7, 2002, at her residence, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Leonid Stanishewsky. Loving grandmother of Egor Hunka of Scottsdale, Arizona and Oleh Hunka of Denver, Colorado and mother-in-law of Roman Hunka and his wife Tonia of Amherstburg, Ont. Predeceased by her son, George and her daughter, Larysa Wolfert. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, today (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Ukrainian Church, 582 Eagle St. N.. Cambridge on Wednesday, December 11, 2002, at 10 a.m. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 10 Dec 2002 pg B9 
Valintina Chaikovski
 
6048 WEBER, Mrs. Annie E.

On Sunday, Nov. 2, 1980, Mrs. Annie E. Weber, formerly of 11 Ellen St. W., Kitchener, in her 91st year. Mrs. Weber was the last surviving member of the Amos Challenger family of Goderich, Ont. Predeceased by her husband Ephriam in 1952. Survived by her daughters, Mrs. Ethel E. Baker of Winnipeg, Man. and Mrs. Richard (Lois) Whitney of Waterloo; her son Bruce of Kitchener, her seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place. A public memorial service will be conducted by Dr. E. Allister Kirker of Trinity Anglican Church in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 2:30 p.m. Mrs. Weber was for many years a most active member of Trinity United Church.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Nov 1980 pg 19 
Annie Elizabeth Challenger
 
6049 Mrs. A. M. Cottrell

A well known resident of Vancouver, Mrs. A. M. Cottrell, widow of the late George Cottrell, died at her residence, 1564 Sixth avenue west, yesterday morning. The deceased lady was born at Gibraltar, June 25, 1839 and came as a young girl to Ontario where she lived until her coming to Vancouver eleven years ago. Mrs. Cottrell was for many years connected with the Grand Trunk Railway in the early days of that road as a telegraph operator. Her husband was for 28 years agent for the Grand Trunk Railway at Breslau, Ont. Mrs. Cottrell was the daughter and granddaughter of Royal Arch Masons. She was for many years a member of the congregation of Christ Church and of the Woman's Auxiliary. She is survived by her entire family of five children: Mr. C. C. Cottrell, of Montreal; Mr. George H. Cottrell, of Vancouver; Mr. Herbert V. Cottrell, C. P. R. agent at Spuzzum, B. C.; Mrs. Donald McKay of Blenheim, Ont.; and Miss Maud Cottrell, who is a nurse in this city. Mrs. Cottrell also leaves an only remaining sister, Miss E. Chalenor. All of Mrs. Cottrell's relatives are at present at Vancouver, with the exception of Mrs. Donald McKay. The funeral will leave the residence on Saturday at 9:45 o'clock in the morning, and will proceed to Christ Church, where Rev. C. C. Owen will conduct the services. - Vancouver World of the 22nd ult.1a

1aChronicle - Telegraph [Waterloo], January 5, 1911 
Anna Martha Chalmer
 
6050 CHALMERS, Rankin

(October 9, 1922 - June 24, 2013) It is with profound sadness, the family announces the peaceful passing, at Hilltop Manor Cambridge, on Monday, June 24, 2013, surrounded by his family, at age 90. Beloved husband of Nancy Chalmers (nee Kuepfer). Loving "Dad" to Maxine of Cambridge, Doug (Betty) of London, Ontario and Laurie of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Rob, Matthew, Nicole, Ashley and Joseph and great-grandchildren, Madison and Curtis. Predeceased by his parents, Bill and Beatrice Chalmers, brothers, Jerry, Jack, Ken, Bill, sister Dorothy and by grandchild Adam. Also survived by sister, Betty of Stratford. Rankin and Nancy were married March 6, 1948 and had 65 wonderful years together. Rankin retired from Hostess and was a WWll Veteran and Prisoner of War and long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #126 (Preston). Adored, admired and absolutely cherished by his family. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 3J8 (519)-653-3251 on Friday, June 28, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at Knox Galt Presbyterian Church, 2 Grand Avenue, South, Cambridge, on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 11 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Cambridge Times 28 Jun 2013 
Rankin J. Chalmers
 
6051 CHAMBERLAIN, Stirling "Shammy"

At his residence, Bishop Street, Cambridge, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1994, "Shammy" Chamberlain, in his 81st year. Dear father of Ron and his wife Barb of Kitchener, Roger, Terry and his wife Wendy, Dennis and his wife Susan, Bonnie and her husband Ed Hammer, all of Cambridge and Joy (Mrs. Dennis Evans) of St. George. Also survived by one brother, Clayton of Newmarket and 14 grandchildren. "Shammy" was a longtime member of the Salvation Army and for many years worked at Dare's Biscuits and Savage Shoe. He was for many years a barber in the Preston area. A service of remembrance will be held in the Hespeler Salvation Army Citadel, Tannery Street, Cambridge, on Friday afternoon, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m.

The Record 18 Aug 1994 pg A9 
Sterling "Shammy" Chamberlain
 
6052 Dies Suddenly at Roadside Awaiting Ride

Striken Saturday afternoon while waiting on the roadside at Topping for a motorist to take him on a visit to his brother, William, who is a patient in Stratford General Hospital, Alexander Chalmers, of Wellesley, toppled over and died instantly. Born in Mornington Township 78 years ago, son of the late John Chalmers and Margaret Fleming, the late Alexander Chalmers for a number of years farmed near Millbank before retiring to Wellesley. He was a member of the Wellesley United Church. His wife, Jennie Hostetler, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hostetler, survives him, besides one son, Alexander Jr., of Bronte, and four brothers. Funeral services were held at his late residence in Wellesley on Tuesday Afternoon at 2.30 o'clock, with internment following in the Rush Cemetery. Rev. D. Forsythe of Waterloo officiated.

New Hamburg Independent, February 9, 1945 
Alexander H. Chambers
 
6053 Chambers, Charles D.

At Lansing General Hospital, Lansing, Mich., Friday, Jan. 7, 1983, in his 82nd year, Charles Chambers. Beloved husband of the late Pearl Bennington; dear father of Larry of Lansing, Mich.; brother of John and Harry, both of Welland, Cecil of Buffalo, Oscar of Fenwick, Wilfred of Canfield and Mrs. Elizabeth Hackwood of Oshawa. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Monday (today) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service Tuesday at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Interment Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Jan 1983 pg D11 
Charles Daitlas Chambers
 
6054 CHAMBERS, John Wilber

Suddenly, as the result of an accident, on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1997, Wilber, at the ago of 64 years. Loving husband of Rose; dearest father to his three children, John and his wife Jackie Chambers, Debbie and her husband Tim Woodley, Shelley and her husband Dino Bruno. Grandpa will be sadly missed by his seven grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren and 1 great-step-granddaughter. Wilber is survived by his brother, Raymond and his wife Margaret. Wilber will be sadly missed by his many relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The complete funeral service will be held at the funeral home Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997, at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Norris Huebner officiating. Cremation to follow.

The Record 14 Nov 1997 pg B4 
John Wilber "Wilber" Chambers
 
6055 Did they move to Lucknow, Ontario? Robert Chambers
 
6056 CHAMPION, John Allen "Jack" - "He gave me wings, he let me fly." Passed away, at his son's home, on Sunday, January 2, 2000, age 73 years. Loving husband of Donna and father of Bette Fritz ( husband Tom), Allan Champion (wife Karen), Sue Ann Dykes (husband Malcolm), Sharon Goczan (husband Dan), John Champion (wife Pauline), Sue McKenzie, Terry Gravelle. Grandchildren, Neil and Tim Fritz, Matthew and Emily Champion, Brian, Steven and Kevin Dykes, Amanda and Nicole Goczan, Thomas and David McKenzie. Brothers, Lawrence and Walter; sisters, Gertie Aikins, Mildred Morris and Stella Gill; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harold Frey, Dianne Murray and Steve, Linda Murray, Terry Frey and Jackie, David Frey and Marilyn, Ron Frey and Linda. Predeceased by his first wife, Ethel and his brother, Cecil.

Jack came to Kitchener 50 years ago from Pasqua, Sask. During those years, he was very active in the Waterloo Legion Branch 530, especially with the Blind Bowlers of Waterloo. His retirement years were spent with the Child Video Identification Program in Waterloo County, ending as Chairman for District C. He was very proud of being such an important part of this worthwhile project and I'm sure he will be remembered by many school children he filmed in Waterloo County. Jack's family will receive friends at Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Service will take place Wednesday at 7 p.m. Funeral and committal service in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. George Sim officiating. Following the service, everyone is welcome to the Waterloo Legion, 19 Regina St. N., Waterloo for a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Provincial Legion Bursary or a charity of one's choice.1a

1aThe Record 2 Jan 2000 
John Allan Champion
 
6057 CHAN, Sam

Of 190 Hespeler Rd., Cambridge, on Friday, Sept. 23, 1994, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Helena Chiu and loving father of Yuet Ching of China. Mr. Chan, was born in China and came to Canada in 1954, he was employed as a cook at Tien Sun Restaurant, Cambridge, until his retirement in 1990. Friends were received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home today, Monday, Sept. 26, 1994, at 2p.m. with Rev. William Yung officiating. Interment to follow in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 26 Sep 1994 pg A9 
Yuan "Sam" Chan
 
6058 CHANNELL, Albert (Al) Montague - Passed away on Friday, January 18, 2008 at his home in Waterloo, Ont., surrounded by his loving and caring family - Audrey (Alexander), his beloved wife of 53 years, and sons, Scott, Brent and Craig. Al will be greatly and sadly missed by son, Scott; daughter-in-law, Marlene and grandchildren, Kate, Jane and Scott Jr. (North Vancouver, B.C.); son, Brent; daughter-in-law, Denise and grandchildren, Vanessa and Victoria (Oakville, Ont.) and son, Craig; daughter-in-law, Lori and grandchildren, Kayla and Mellissa (Plymouth, Mich.), as well as brother, Doug (Mississauga, Ont.) and sister, Barbara (Miller) (London, Ont.). Al was predeceased by his parents, Harold A. (1989) and Grace E. (Perry 1986). Al was born in Sherbrooke, Que., on November 10, 1927. He lived in various cities in Quebec and Eastern Ontario until joining the Royal Canadian Navy and serving on the HMCS Red Deer during the Second World War. Al then settled in Montreal, joining the Royal Bank of Canada in 1947. He enjoyed a very successful 40 year career with numerous stops in Montreal, as well as New York City, Havana, Moncton, Vancouver and Coral Gables, Fla., where he retired as Vice President - Latin America/Caribbean in November of 1987. In retirement, Al and Audrey split their time between Waterloo, Ont. and Sarasota, Fla. Al was extremely proud of his three sons and seven grandchildren, traveling often to see them in many of their sporting and academic activities. Al believed in giving back to the community. Throughout his life he was involved with many charitable and volunteer organizations, including the Waterloo Home Support Services Program, where he was a volunteer driver for many years. Being an avid tennis player, Al joined the Waterloo Tennis Club and played with and against younger opponents right up until October 23, 2007. He was then hit with the scourge of cancer in early November 2007. Al's battle with cancer was short and courageous. His family would like to thank Drs. Moolman, Ward and Tan, the nursing staff at the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, the nurses on the 8th floor of Grand River Hospital, the Community Care nurses (Sara, Paula and Joan) and the nurses at Bayshore Home Health and the Red Cross for their care and compassion towards Al and his family during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice in Al's honour would be greatly appreciated. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Al's life will be held on Friday, January 25, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home at 171 King St. South, Waterloo, Ont. 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com1a

1aThe Record - Jan. 22, 2008 
Albert Montague Channell
 
6059 Chaplin family sells Canadian General-Tower business
Nov 30, 2012

CAMBRIDGE It is the end of an era for Canadian General-Tower, a Cambridge plant that has been in the Chaplin family since the early 1900s.

Rick Chaplin, chief executive of Canadian General-Tower and part of a fifth generation of Chaplin family industrialists in Cambridge, announced on Friday that the company was sold to Holcan Investments of Burlington.

Canadian General-Tower on Middleton Street in Cambridge is a major producer of coated fabrics and flexible polyvinyl chloride films, used in everything from vinyl trim for the auto industry and swimming pool liners to roofing membranes and environmental containment products. It is one of the oldest operating industries in Cambridge.

... The Chaplain family industrial roots go back to William Chaplin, who in the 1800s got into tool and wooden wheel manufacturing. His son, J.D. Chaplin, took over the Victoria Wheel Works factory in Galt and renamed it to Canadian General Rubber Company in 1927.

The company then passed to Gordon Chaplin, who was also a one-time member of Parliament for Waterloo South. When he died, his son Jim took over and led the company for decades, growing it from $3 million in annual sales to $300 million and establishing the company's presence throughout Canada and in the United States.

Jim's son Rick took over as executive chair of the company about two years ago. Jim's daughter, Jan Chaplin, had also been involved in the business as president and chief executive officer but stepped down in 2009.

During the war years, the company was a major supplier of coated fabrics including rain wear, and then got into consumer products such as shower curtains, wall coverings and table cloths....rsimone@therecord.com1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 30 Nov 2012 
James Elliott Gordon Chaplin
 
6060 Died, In Hespeler, on Monday, 14th inst., at 12.20 a.m., Albert F. Chapman, Assistant Postmaster, Aged 29 Years, 10 Months and 22 Days. Funeral, On Wednesday afternoon, 16th instant, at 2 o'clock, from his Mother's residence, Cooper St., to Hespeler Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Hespeler, November 14, 1887.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Albert Ferdinand Chapman
 
6061 CHAPMAN, George

At Parkwood Hospital, London, Ont., on Saturday, Sept. 8, 1990, George Chapman, age 88 years, formerly of Cambridge (P). Husband of the late Elsie (Richardson) Chapman (1967). Dear father of Mrs. Robert Fraser (Marion) of RR 6, Woodstock, Donald of Kitchener, Mrs. Ross McDonald (Margaret) of Cambridge (P), Mrs. Jacob Neu (Pat) of Cambridge (H); dear brother of Hazel Maleski of Crest Hill, Ill. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. No visitation. Complete funeral service will be held at the McBeath Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll, on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. Interment Parklawn cemetery, Cambridge (P).

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Sep 1990 pg A11 
George Chapman
 
6062 Is listed with the David and Esther Eshleman family Hannah Chapman
 
6063 Former Kitchener Coun. Harold Chapman remembered

WATERLOO REGION Well-known local businessperson and former politician Harold Chapman passed away Friday at Hospice Wellington at the age of 80.

He's being remembered by local politicians as a dependable public servant whose contribution to the community will not be forgotten.

Chapman served on Region of Waterloo council from 1972 to 1976....1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 26 Nov 2012 
Harold Chapman
 
6064 He was a Paul Harris Fellow, awarded by Rotary International for chairing the building committee of Anselma House in 1988. Harold Chapman
 
6065 Possibly buried in the House of Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, but her parents are buried in St. George United Cemetery, St., Brant Co., Ontario Harriet Ruth Chapman
 
6066 Jean Mary Kropf, age 83, of McCarthy Road, Stratford, passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital, on Thursday, December 3, 2009. She was born in New Hamburg daughter of the late James Wesley Chapman and the former Anna Elizabeth Witzel She had lived in Kitchener and Mount Forest moving to Stratford in 1998. She was a member of Parkview United Church. Beloved wife of Stanley Irvin Kropf whom she married October 21, 1953 in Waterloo. Loving mother of Linda, Yvonne and Wayne, Connie and Vince, Gary, and Allan. Dear grandmother of Wendy, Wade, Daniel, Christine, Michelle, Samantha, Angela, Dustin and Sherri. Great-grandmother of Owen, Sienna and McKenzie. Sister in law of Margaret, Ralph and Esther, Delford and Jean. Besides her parents she was predeceased by sisters Helen Dorsch and Dorothy Kutasinski, a brother Gordon Chapman and a brother-in-law Eldon Kropf. A private family service will be held at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, Breslau, ON. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation through the funeral home.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 4 Dec 2009 
Jean Mary Chapman
 
6067 John Chapman was a prominent businessman, influential in Preston and Hespeler. He was born in Toronto by 1847 he was in Hespeler working as a clerk in a general store. In the 1850 he opened stories in Ayr and in Galt. By 1868 had a store in Hespeler as well. Was on the Galt council, became treasurer of Hespeler after moving there. Also served as Hespeler reeve and was chairman of the Committee of the Houses of Industry and Refuge for Waterloo County. Served as postmaster of Hespeler and Waterloo county councillor. Died in St. Boniface, Manitoba while travelling.1a

1aCambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

________________________

In Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Tuesday, July 20th, at 7 P.M., John Chapman, Reeve of Hespeler, Aged 55 Years, 6 Months and 21 Days. Funeral, Took place at Winnipeg on Thursday, the 22nd July, at 9 A.M. Hespeler, July 23rd, 1880.2a

2aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies

____________________________________

Death of John Chapman, Esq., Reeve of Hespeler
- We deeply regret to state that the illness with which this well-known gentleman has been afflicted for the past few months has terminated fatally, and that, too, in a strange land, and under circumstances calculated to enhance the grief of his family and many friends.

As our readers are aware from statements in the Reporter, Mr. Chapman, who had lately retired from business, intended to start in May last for Manitoba with his second son, for the purpose of taking up land there. Before the time for starting arrived, however, Mr. Chapman was seized with illness, and was unable to carry out his intention. He recovered sufficiently, however, to attend the June meeting of the County Council and it was hoped by his friends that the crisis of his disorder was passed. He shortly afterwards went to St. Catharines to take advantage of the baths? In that city; and returning somewhat improved, he believed that his strength was sufficiently recruited to permit him to carry out his cherished intention of visiting Manitoba. He accordingly started for Winnipeg about two weeks ago; and we learn that upon reaching St. Paul he felt satisfied that his health would be thoroughly recruited by the trip. This improvement did not continue his arrival in Winnipeg; but even on reaching that city he felt able to visit the land he last purchased. What occurred there is of course not known, as all the information as yet obtained has been received by telegraph; but certain it is that on Tuesday evening his family received a telegram from Mr. William Hespeler, stating that Mr. Chapman had arrived in that city dangerously ill, and that this was followed on Wednesday by another message stating that he had died at St. Boniface, opposite Winnipeg, a 7 o'clock on Tuesday evening. This is all that is known up to the time of writing.

Mr. Chapman was probably one of the best known residents of the County of Waterloo. For many years he kept a dry goods store in Galt, afterwards removing to Hespeler, where he was appointed Postmaster and carried on a general business. About six years ago he was elected Reeve of that village, an office which he held at the time of his death. He was a valuable member of the County Council, and was universally respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He would be in the neighborhood of his 60th year at the time of his death.

It is probable, if the necessary arrangements can be made; that Mr. Chapman's remains will be brought to Hespeler for interment; but of this nothing certain is known at the time of writing.3a

3aGalt Reporter Dec 3 1880 pg 1

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FUNERAL OF THE LATE JOHN CHAPMAN, ESQ. - the remains of this gentleman - who died at Winnipeg, Man., in July last, while on a visit to that province - arrived at Hespeler on Friday last, and were interred in the RC Cemetery in that village on Sabbath morning. The remains were conveyed in a metal coffin, hermetically sealed, with a outside box. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Father Fleck, of Guelph, whose address was eminently suited to the occasion. The funeral was very largely attended, parties being present from all the neighboring towns, villages and townships. The Hespeler band preceded the cortege from deceased's late residence to the church, playing the "Dead March." The occasion was one of universal solemnity, and the large concourse of mourners expressed universal regret at the death of Mr. Chapman, and their sympathy for his family in their painful bereavement.4a

4aGalt Reporter Dec 3 1880 pg 1.jpg 
John Chapman
 
6068 GARNER, Mary Catherine (nee Chapman) - At Riverbend Place on Friday, January 9, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Garner. Dear mother of Jay Garner and his wife Beverley of Cambridge and Mary DiCesare and her husband Guido of Burlington. Loved grandmother of Teresa and her husband Louis Bartlett of Cambridge, Karl Garner and his wife Sherry of Kitchener, and Catherine, Gillian and Justine DiCesare of Burlington. Great-grandmother to Steven, Scott, James, Morgan and Auburn. Predeceased by her sister, Julia and brothers, John and Joseph. Mary worked for many years at Peter Hay Knife Co., in Galt, and was a long time member of Trinity Anglican Church. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home , 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge on Monday, January 12, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 12 Blair Road, Cambridge on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 11 a.m. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Riverbend for their loving care, and to Dr. G. Achtymichuk for his care and compassion over the years. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross, Cambridge Branch, John Howard Society or a charity of your choice.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 10 Jan 2009 
Mary Catherine Chapman
 
6069 A-1-81 Thomas Alexander Chapman, Letters of Administration to the Estate of Thomas Alexander Chapman, late of the Town of Galt, Innkeeper, the Twenty Third day of November one Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Five, to Jane Chapman, widow of the said deceased, on her giving proof that her said husband died intestate on or about the Eighth day of November instant, on her giving Bond and security for the due administration of such estate - herself and two securities in the persons of Andrew Elliott, Esquire, of the town of Galt, and William Robinson, of the same place, Merchant, each in the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds.

Letters granted 23 November 1855
No Inventory amount
Died 8 November 18551a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Thomas Alexander Chapman
 
6070 Wilhelmine as listed in the 1851 census living with her aunt Margaret her husband James Hassan in Waterloo Township. Wilhelmine Charlotte Chapman
 
6071 W. F. Chapman, Inspector of Public Schools, Toronto, was born in Norwich, Ont., November 25th, 1852, his father being a Methodist minister from Cornwall, Eng. , and his mother a Canadian.

Before the age of three he was left an orphan without either brother or sister and found a home with his grandfather the late Thomas Williams, of St. Thomas.

Mr. Chapman received his early education at St. Thomas Grammar School. He entered the Normal School at the age of seventeen, and with the qualifications of a first-class certificate began teaching before he was nineteen years old. As a teacher Mr. Chapman has held many important positions assistant master of the County Model School, Berlin ; principal of the Public School, Waterloo ; assistant master, Berlin High School ; assistant master Wellesley School, Toronto ; principal of the Dovercourt School, Toronto ; principal of Niagara Street School and Inspector.

Mr. Chapman s qualifications as a teacher are of the highest, namely, 2nd A., 1st B., 1st A., and a specialist in English obtained at the University examinations in 1891. He also has a certificate, Grade B, from the Ontario School of Art, and an elementary certificate from the Tonic Sol-fa College, London, England. Mr. Chapman is exceedingly popular with the teachers and inspectors and is a painstaking and efficient inspector. He was elected president of the Inspector s Department of the Ontario Educational Association. He was also President of the Toronto Teachers Association.

Mr. Chapman has been a prominent member of the Methodist Church since the year 1879. While engaged as teacher in the Town of Waterloo he was an active member in the Methodist church and leader of the choir. Mr. Chapman has been prominently connected with the Sherbourne Street Church for several years, and is at present Treasurer of the Superannuated Ministers Fund and a member of the Quarterly Official Board.1a

1a"The Methodist churches of Toronto : a history of the Methodist denomination and its churches in York and Toronto : with biographical sketches of many of the clergy and laity" 
William Francis Chapman
 
6072 CHARD, Arthur Edward

At his residence, 1006 Queen St. S., Kitchener, on Saturday, June 8, 1985, age 79 years, Arthur Chard. A member of St. John The Evangelist Anglican Church; a retired employee of the city of Kitchener, he enjoyed leading and playing drums for his band, The Silver Tones. Son of the late Frederick Chard and Annie Palmer; husband of the former Alice Knowles; father of John Brown of Grand Bend, George Brown of Waterloo, Lilly (Mrs. Harold Seip), Mary (Mrs. Roy Aldworth) and Barbara (Mrs. Gerald Zinger Jr.), all of Kitchener; brother of Robert and Ernie and Mrs. Elsie Smith, all of Cambridge (P), Reginald of Cambridge (G), Gladys (Mrs. George Krieg) of Dundas. Also survived by 32 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one son, James W. Brown; one daughter in infancy and one brother, Frederick. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church Street, after 2 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home chapel, on Tuesday, June 11 at 1 p.m., Archdeacon Cyril Ladds of St. John The Evangelist Church officiating. Interment, Woodland cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Jun 1985 pg C19 
Arthur Edward Chard
 
6073 CHARD, Ernest H.

Of 1220 Hamilton St., Cambridge, on Tuesday, May 21, 1991, fought a valiant battle for life, Ernie Chard in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Marie E. Schedler; dear father of Ernest and Joan, Daniel and Sherry, Rick and Debbie, Mike and Kathy, Steven and Jane, Randy and Nancy, David and Crystal, Dianne and Jeff, Judy and Bob, Janet and Steve, Sandra and Robert, Cheryl and Ted, Cindy and Melvin, all of Cambridge and Brian of Kitchener. Lovingly remembered by 29 grandchildren and two brothers, Robert and Reginald, both of Cambridge and two sisters, Elsie of Cambridge and Gladys of Dundas. Predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Annie Chard; one son, Jeffery and two brothers, Arthur and Fred. Mr. Chard was born in Cambridge (Preston), a lifelong resident of Cambridge. A retiree of the Waterloo County Board of Education, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Preston Branch No. 126. He served in the Second World War with HLI. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Thursday, May 23, 1991, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Norris Heubner officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 May 1991 pg A13 
Ernest H. "Ernie" Chard
 
6074 "Killed on Railway/Sent to School of A" Thomas Charles
 
6075 HALTON RECORDS MEMORIAL NO.96
Recorded 29th. January, 1850 at 10 o'clock A.M.

A Memorial of an Instrument executed by a certain Company to be called the Paris and Ayr Road Company as follows; Be it remembered that on the twenty sixth day of November in the year One Thousand eight hundred and forty nine- We the undersigned stockholders met at Ayr in the county of Halton and resolved to form ourselves into a Company to be called the Paris and Ayr Road Company according to the provisions of a certain act of parliament of this province entitled "an act to authorize the formation of joint stock companies for the Construction of Roads and other works in Upper Canada", for the purpose of constructing a plank macadamized or graveled road from the Paris and Dundas Road in the Upper Village of Paris to the Village of Ayr \endash And we do hereby declare that the Capital Stock of the said company shall be two thousand points to be divided into four hundred shares at the price or sum of Five pounds each and we the undersigned stockholders do hereby agree to take and accept the number of shares set by us opposite our respective names[line through this word] signatures \endash and we do hereby agree to pay the calls thereon according to the provisions of the said in part recited act \endash and of the Rules, Regulations and Bye Laws of the said Company to be made or passed in that behalf- and we do hereby nominate Charles Mitchell of Paris, Wagon Maker and Asa Wolverton of Paris, Builder and Robert Wyllie of Ayr, Gentleman, and Daniel Manly of Ayr Miller and Adam Charlton of Dumfries, Farmer, to be the first Directors of said Company \endash
 
Adam Charlton
 
6076 FOUSE, Alyce

Of 2123 Coronation Blvd., Cambridge, on Wednesday, April 26, 1989, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 78th year. Alyce Charlton, beloved wife of the late C. Nevin Fouse. Dear mother of Glenn of Australia and Carole (Mrs. Ron Hebert) of London, Ont. Lovingly remembered by five grandchildren; two brothers, Malcolm Fogle of Chicago and Harold Charlton of Peterborough and one sister, Jean (Mrs. Eric Counsell) of Victoria, B.C. Mrs. Fouse was born in Young's Point, Ont. and came to Cambridge 48 years ago. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church, Cambridge, and the Women's Auxiliary of Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Private family services will be held at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Friday, April 28, 1989. No visitation. Interment in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Apr 1989 pg A11 
Alyce Evelyn Charlton
 
6077 Ayr, October 6th, 1869. Sir, You are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of the Late Mrs. Ellen Senior, From the Residence of her husband, Richard Senior, to the Stanley Street Church Burying Ground. On Friday, the 8th Instant, at 11 O'Clock, A.M. Yours, Respectfully, Richard Senior.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Ellen Charlton
 
6078 CHARLTON, JOHN, farmer, businessman, politician, office holder, and social reformer; b. 3 Feb. 1829 in Garbuttsville (Garbutt), N.Y., eldest son of Adam Charlton and Ann Gray; m. 1 Nov. 1854 Ella (Ellen) Gray in Charlotteville Township, Upper Canada; they had no children; d. 11 Feb. 1910 in Lynedoch, Ont.

Born on the family farm at Garbuttsville, near Caledonia, John Charlton relocated with his parents in 1832 to Cattaraugus County, N.Y. His father continued farming and was employed as financial manager for the Holland Land Company in Ellicottville. Charlton was educated at the McLaren Grammar School in Caledonia and at the Springville Academy. In addition to working on his father's farm, he learned to set type at the Cattaraugus Whig of Ellicottville. After a year in a general store there, he read law briefly and may have studied medicine for a short period. In 1846 he travelled by lumber raft down the Allegheny and Ohio rivers to Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 1849 Charlton and his family moved to Upper Canada, settling on a farm south of Ayr, in Waterloo County. For the next four years he farmed with his father; in his spare time he organized a circulating library and a debating society. He had come to Canada with the intention of leaving for the western United States as soon as possible. In 1853, as he was planning to migrate to Minnesota, he instead accepted an offer from George Gray (a relative of his mother and his future father-in-law) to join him in opening a general store in Norfolk County at Wilson Mills, near the Lynedoch post office. The white pine in the area was of high quality and, in addition to selling goods, Gray and Charlton traded in timber. With the advent of reciprocity between the United States and Canada in 1854, their firm soon entered the timber business on a formal basis, in association with Smith and Westover of Tonawanda, N.Y.

Business commitments made it impossible for Charlton to join his parents and brothers when, in 1855, they left for Iowa but soon afterwards he visited them. Although he considered himself a protectionist in trade, the trip convinced him that Canada needed better access to American markets so that it might share the commercial advantages enjoyed by Iowa and other western states. He now regarded Canada as equal or superior to the United States in most respects, and his sojourn in Iowa, he claimed, cured him of "western fever."

In 1858 Charlton's brother George returned from Iowa to replace him in the general store at Lynedoch, allowing John to devote more time to the timber business. Charlton became head of the Canadian operations of Smith and Westover the following year. He purchased the firm's Canadian business in 1861, in partnership with James Ramsdell of Clarence, N.Y., and was joined at Lynedoch by another brother, William Andrew. He had bought out Ramsdell by 1865 and was in business on his own at Lynedoch and Tonawanda. In 1868 he was joined in the lumber and timber business by his brother Thomas. Their firm, J. and T. Charlton, would operate under this name until John Charlton's death in 1910. In partnership with Alonzo Chesbrough of Suspension Bridge (Niagara Falls), N.Y., Charlton expanded his cutting operations into the United States, acquiring large tracts of pine in eastern Michigan.

Charlton had first held public office in 1856-57 as a Charlotteville Township councillor. His interest in politics was rekindled by the build-up to the American Civil War. In 1860 he delivered a lecture in Lynedoch - "Does the Bible sanction slavery?" - which brought him into prominence, and he continued to give it throughout the war. He believed the answer to his question was no, but felt that many Canadians, particularly Tories, sympathized with the Confederacy. Around 1866 he organized a circulating library and founded a debating society called the Lynedoch Lyceum. Local Tories accused it of treason for its frank debates on reciprocity and annexation to the United States.

In 1872 Charlton sought and received the federal Liberal nomination in Norfolk North, despite the objections of some Grits who argued that, as an American, he had "annexation proclivities" that would harm his chances of election. Returned to the House of Commons that year, he would hold Norfolk North until his resignation from politics in 1904. During this period the Liberals were in power from 1873 to 1878 and again from 1896. As a government backbencher in the 1870s Charlton served on the committee appointed to investigate Canada's economic problems. On trade policy his shifting views reflected the divisions within his party [see Alexander Mackenzie*]. Despite his speeches in the house in favour of reciprocal trade with the United States, he could sympathize with those urban Liberals and manufacturers who, he believed, sought protective tariffs out of self-interest. By 1876 he was advocating an increase in duties to satisfy the party's protectionist wing. In the two years before the federal election of 1878, however, he was a tireless campaigner for reciprocity, the policy supported by party leaders.

Charlton adopted this position at some cost: in attacking his views, Tory opponents again took aim at his American origin. In his unpublished autobiography Charlton recorded, "I was often made to feel the power over the Canadian mind, of narrow bigotry and senseless prejudice." After the Liberal government's defeat in 1878, Charlton continued to serve his party faithfully. By January 1882, with an election expected, he and George William Ross* had formed its committee on campaign literature. Publishing supplements for county newspapers from the office of the Ottawa Free Press, they selected extracts from "speeches pertinent to issues of the day and original contributions from members of the House." In fact, Chariton later noted, he and Ross were the authors of much of this political boilerplate.

By the mid 1880s Chariton, a prominent member of the Canadian Forestry Association, had come to be known in the commons as "the member for Michigan" because of his forestry interests there and his agitation for commercial union with the United States [see Erastus Wiman]. In 1884 and 1885 J. and T. Chariton wound up its operations in Norfolk County and Michigan and began working limits on the north shore of Georgian Bay as a new source of supply for the firm's factory at Tonawanda. In addition, Charlton and his brother William purchased limits at the headwaters of* the Blind and Serpent rivers in the Algoma District. In 1888 Charlton was appointed chairman of the royal commission established by the Ontario government to examine the province's mineral resources and their exploitation. In its report of 1890 the commission called for an end to "commercial belligerency" between Canada and the United States.

Chariton's business took him to the United States several times a year, and he had cultivated connections in several state legislatures and in Washington. In 1890, after Canadian lumbermen had persuaded their federal government to remove duties on American lumber, in return for favourable American duties on Canadian lumber, Chariton lobbied successfully for additional reciprocal-trade concessions made possible by the McKinley tariff in the United States. He visited Washington again in 1892 and 1893, as a representative of the Liberal party, for further negotiations on the trade in forest products.

Although trade relations occupied much of Charlton's time, his religious beliefs and strong convictions about moral reform also found frequent expression, both commercially and politically. A member of the Presbyterian Church from the 1850s and a confirmed Sabbatarian, he did not permit labour in his lumber camps on the sabbath and he managed to confine his business travels to the other six days of the week, returning home to Lynedoch by Sunday. For Charlton public morality and national strength were most definitely connected. In parliament in 1879 he seconded the motion by Thomas Christie calling for stricter observance of the Lord's Day by agencies of the dominion government. Charlton argued that Britain, as an avowedly Christian nation, had enacted similar laws to secure religious liberty. Within a decade the call in Canada had escalated to a drive for a national Lord's Day observance act. In 1888 Charlton was elected vice-president at the inaugural meeting in Ottawa of the Lord's Day Alliance, which drew support from Presbyterians. In 1894 Chariton argued in the commons that to prevent great social upheaval, including labour violence, it was necessary to apply "Christian principles . . . and the first step to take in applying them is to recognize God's law, that the Sabbath Day is to be remembered and kept holy, and the labourer is to be secured in the possession of his right to enjoy . . . a day of rest."

On 20 Feb. 1882, driven by "a profound sense of public duty" and evidently drawing on the views of his church and on legislation in Britain and some American jurisdictions, Charlton had introduced a bill in parliament to provide for the punishment of adultery and seduction under criminal law. The bill proposed prison sentences for men convicted of having sexual intercourse with girls under 16, for teachers who seduced female students, and for men who seduced women through the promise of marriage. Charlton noted that when introduced the bill was "scarcely accorded a hearing, and was made the butt of ridicule and discourteous remarks." Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald* facetiously observed that the legislation would cause thousands of young men to leave the country. The bill died on the order paper at the dissolution of the house for the election of 1882. Charlton reintroduced it in 1883, only to see the section on adultery removed by a select committee, and the amended bill laid over by the Senate. The following year it was again blocked in the upper house. Bolstered by a resolution of the Presbyterian General Assembly in 1885 that advocated extended protection against seduction, Charlton put the bill forward once again in 1886. "The degradation of women is a crime against society," he said. "The pure Christian home is the only safe foundation for a free and enlightened state. Vice in the shape of social immorality is the greatest danger that can threaten the state." At the request of John Sparrow David Thompson*, the minister of justice, the bill was referred to a special committee for modifications proposed by his department. Designed to mollify opponents of the bill, the amendments weakened its force, requiring, as they did, corroborating evidence for charges of seduction. The amended bill, which became known as the Charlton Seduction Act and was passed by the house on 14 April and by the Senate on 13 May, provided that a man convicted of sexual intercourse with a girl under 16 be sentenced to three years in prison. Although the act would lead to relatively few prosecutions, it did establish Charlton's reputation as a moral reformer and brought gender relations further into the sphere of criminal law.

Charlton's religion also influenced his views on French-English relations in Canada. In 1886 he voted with the Tories against the motion by Liberal leader Edward Blake* condemning the execution of Louis Riel*. Shortly after Blake's five-and-a-half-hour discourse on the subject, Charlton, himself a logical and concise speaker, had proposed a motion to limit the length of speeches in the house. He also angered Blake's successor, Wilfrid Laurier*, when in 1889 he thwarted Laurier's attempts to limit his role in the parliamentary debate over the Jesuits' Estates Act [see Honoré Mercier*]. Supporting the call for federal disallowance of this Quebec statute, Charlton declared: "Now these are British provinces. The design was that these should be Anglo-Saxon commonwealths." Thus "the tendency to foster an intense spirit of French nationality" should be resisted. As one of only 13 mps to vote in favour of disallowance - the "noble thirteen," in the words of Macdonald - Charlton found himself increasingly estranged from the Liberal leadership. Indeed, he shared the platform with Conservative maverick D'Alton McCarthy* at a meeting to honour the "noble thirteen" in Toronto on 22 April 1889. Although he became a member of the Equal Rights Association, formed in June under the direction of William Caven, Charlton ultimately refused to sign its manifesto. He resented McCarthy's partisan attacks on the Ontario Grits and, after assuring Premier Oliver Mowat of his support in the provincial election campaign of 1890, he accused McCarthy of trying to turn the ERA into a "donkey-engine of Toryism." Nevertheless, Charlton had come to believe that the Liberal party was now only the lesser of two evils. With "a French Catholic leader and under the manipulation of such unscrupulous machine politicians as J. D. Edgar . . . I have not the utmost confidence in the future of the Reform party," he wrote. At the same time his own credibility in parliament may have diminished. On drawing the commons' attention in 1890 to incidents in which French Canadian mobs had driven a female Protestant evangelist back across the Ottawa River from Hull, Charlton was attacked by both Macdonald and Blake for trying to score political points.
In 1895-96 public debate in Canada was dominated by Manitoba's elimination of public funding for Catholic schools. Siding with the provincial Liberal government of Thomas Greenway in its opposition to remedial legislation, Charlton encouraged Laurier to do the same. Despite their differing views on the question, Laurier and Charlton met in the spring of 1896 to discuss the impending federal election. Laurier, who believed that the Liberals stood a good chance of winning, asked Charlton if there was a cabinet position he would like. Charlton told him that he would prefer to be made commissioner to the United States. The Liberals were victorious in June and Charlton was accordingly dispatched to Washington to push free trade. The assignment, however, may have been only a means to satisfy the free-trade wing of the Liberal party, for its leadership was, in fact, moving away from reciprocity [see George Hope Bertram*]. Charlton returned in December, his mission foiled by re-emerging protectionist sentiment in both countries. In 1897 Charlton went back to Washington in an unofficial capacity to lobby against the Dingley tariff, which restored protective duties, particularly on forest products [see John Bertram], but he succeeded only in embarrassing the Laurier government. He was nevertheless appointed in 1898 to the joint Canadian-American high commission, where he encountered entrenched American resistance to tariff concessions.

By the time of the general election of 1900, Charlton had become deeply disillusioned with the Liberal party. He believed that it had failed to keep its promises on such matters as prohibiting the granting of land, timber, and mineral rights to mps and friends, an issue that had claimed his attention since the 1880s. He was bitter too over the influx of new faces into Laurier's cabinet. Charlton made his feelings clear to his constituents, and in so doing won the support of many Conservatives. According to his autobiography, he made an agreement with the Tories whereby he was able to run unopposed in Norfolk North in return for his promise not to campaign for Liberals in other ridings. By 1904 ill health forced him to retire from politics, and he did not run for election that year. He had continued to be an active businessman. In 1899, with his brother William and Thomas Pitts, he had formed another timber company. The following year his early company, J. and T. Charlton, opened a sawmill in Collingwood, Ont. He died in 1910 as a result of a stroke at his home in Lynedoch.

Politics in 19th-century Canada was about business and religion. John Charlton's career reflects that fact. As a lumberman who sold most of his product in the United States, he naturally sought better access to the American market. As a Presbyterian, he became the parliamentary agent for his church, pressing for legislation which reflected its stance on seduction and the sabbath. Although the Charlton Seduction Act of 1886 was a weak version of his original bill, he viewed it as his major legislative achievement. In many ways, Charlton was an outsider: his concern for the protection of women met with ridicule, he was frequently subjected to disparaging remarks about his American origin, and he became increasingly isolated from the mainstream of the Liberal party, both as a Protestant stalwart and as a free trader. Charlton's politics flowed from his personal interests, but throughout most of his career those who shared his concerns were seldom in power.
Thomas H. Ferns and Robert Craig Brown

The most important primary sources of information on John Charlton are his papers, held at the Univ. of Toronto Library, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, ms Coll.110. The collection consists of Charlton's diaries and a typescript autobiography, approximately 1,000 pages long, based on the diaries.
Charlton's publications include numerous speeches, listings for which appear in CIHM Reg. and Canadiana, 1867-1900. A collection, Speeches and addresses, political, literary and religious, was issued at Toronto in 1905. He is also the author of an article, "Canadian trade relations with the United States," in Canada, an encyclopædia (Hopkins), 1: 371-78.
Globe, 14 Feb. 1910. C. [B.] Backhouse, Petticoats and prejudice: women and law in nineteenth-century Canada ([Toronto], 1991). R. C. Brown, Canada's National Policy, 1883-1900: a study in Canadian-American relations (Princeton, N.J., 1964). R. C. Brown and Ramsay Cook, Canada, 1896-1921: a nation transformed (Toronto, 1974). Can., House of Commons, Debates, 1885-86. Canada Lumberman and Woodworker (Toronto), 30 (1910), no.5: 27. Canadian men and women of the time (Morgan; 1898). Paul Crunican, Priests and politicians: Manitoba schools and the election of 1896 (Toronto and Buffalo, N.Y., 1974). Cyclopædia of Canadian biog. (Rose and Charlesworth), vol.1. Karen Dubinsky, "'Maidenly girls' or 'designing women'? The crime of seduction in turn-of-the-century Ontario," Gender conflicts: new essays in women's history, ed. Franca Iacovetta and Mariana Valverde (Toronto, 1992), 27-66. [J. J.] B. Forster, A conjunction of interests: business, politics, and tariffs, 1825-1879 (Toronto, 1986), 152. J. F. P. Laverdure, "Canada on Sunday: the decline of the sabbath, 1900-1950" (phd thesis, Univ. of Toronto, 1990). J. R. Miller, Equal rights: the Jesuits' Estates Act controversy (Montreal, 1979). Nelles, Politics of development. R. W. Winks, Canada and the United States: the Civil War years (rev. ed., Montreal, 1971), 234.1a

1aDictionary of Canadian Biography Online 2000 University of Toronto/Université Laval

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JOHN CHARLTON, M.P.
Lynedoch, Ontario

It is a recognized axiom among parliamentarians that it is in Opposition that leaders are developed. In the comparatively long time in which the Liberals in the House of Commons have sat to the left of Mr. Speaker, a number of men of pronounced individuality and great ability have attained their political maturity, and have fitted themselves for office, then the party shall succeed in obtaining a parliamentary majority. Among these none is more prominent in the eyes of his fellow members or in the eyes of the people than the subject of this sketch. The Charltons are an old Northumberland family whose genealogical records date back to the Norman ear of English history. Adam Charlton, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, came to America in 1824, and settled in the State of New York. He married Ann Gray, whose people came from Northumberland, and who was born at Gorham, N.Y. The couple lived for a time near Caledonia, N.Y., where their son John was born on February 3, 1829. Three years later the family removed to Ellicottville, where Adam Charlton entered the employment of the Holland Land Company. At the same time he carried on farming, and John Charlton as he grew up assisted his father in its management. He attended school also and got a very fair education at the McLaren grammar school, Caledonia, and at the Springville academy. When he was sixteen years old his father moved from the farm into Ellicottville. He spent a good deal of his spare time in the office of the Cattarangus Whig newspaper, where he learned to set type, and he was for over a year a clerk in a general store.

In 1849, when John Charlton was twenty years of age, the family removed to Canada, settling near the village of Ayr, in Waterloo county, where the father again embarked in the vocation of farming, assisted by his son. Three or four years later, when the young lad was about leaving for Minnesota, Mr. George Gray, of Charlotteville, Ont., proposed to him a partnership in a general store to be opened at what had been known as Wilson's Mills, where the post office of Lynedoch had lately been opened. The result of this was the establishment of a firm destined to prosper, and the opening of a career in mercantile life which has made Mr. Charlton a man of considerable means. The capital of the firm, including the cost of the building which they had constructed for their business, was about $1,800. Besides the money capital, however, there was sound business ability, capacity for work, and excellent opportunities. Pine timber was abundant in the district in those days, and Messrs. Gray and Charlton branched out from their regular business into lumbering in connection with Messrs. Smith, Westover & Co., a wealthy and reputable firm of Tonawanda, N.Y. In 1859, Mr. Charlton sold out his interest in the store to engage in the lumber business solely. He was engaged by Messrs. Smith, Westover & Co., to take charge of their business in Canada. Mr. Charlton discharged his duties to the thorough satisfaction of his employers, and when, in 1861, they retired from business in Canada, they gave him the opportunity to buy out their interest on favourable terms. Mr. Charlton then formed a partnership with Mr. James Ramsdell, of Clarence, N.Y., to carry on the business, and the firm of Ramsdell & Charlton continued in successful operation for several years.

In 1865, Mr. Charlton purchased his partner's interest, and for some years carried on business on his own account. Subsequently he extended his operations considerably in partnership with Mr. Alonzo Chesborough, of Toledo, Ohio, the firm of Chesborough & Charlton being one of the best known in the State of Michigan. Besides his lumber business in connection with Mr. Chesborough, Mr. Charlton, in partnership with is brother, Mr. Thomas Charlton, carried on an extensive trade in timber, first in Canada and later in Michigan. The business of the former firm was gradually reduced, and had been about to wound up when, in 1887, Mr. Chesborough, the senior partner, died. At present, Mr. Charlton's business is centered wholly in the firm of J.& T. Charlton. As a business man, Mr. Charlton has exhibited qualities of enterprise and judgement that would alone entitle him to rank among the prominent men of the country. It is in public life, however, that his most noteworthy work has been done, and his abilities have been shown at their best. Mr. Charlton's first pubic experience was as a member of the township council of Charlotteville. He was elected for two successive years, but the pressure of business prevented him from devoting much time to the affairs of the council, and soon compelled his retirement.

Mr. Charlton had always taken a warm interest in politics, and had done good work for the Liberal party, with which he was closely identified. He had developed good abilities as a speaker by taking part in pubic meetings of various kinds. His activity in connection with church and Sunday-school work did much also in this direction. He had attracted a good deal of attention by several lectures he delivered in various places in Norfolk county, and the Western peninsula generally. The first of these was entitled "Political Aspects of American Slavery," first delivered in 1861. In this lecture Mr. Charlton took the grounds that the South having gone to war to prevent the restriction of slavery, the upholders of the union need not hope for better than a series of reverses until they declared for the abolition of slavery altogether. The utterance was prophetic, for the fortunes of war changed in favour of the North with the Emancipation Proclamation. In 1872 the Liberals nominated Mr. Charlton for the Commons for North Norfolk. He accepted the nomination, and took the field against Mr. Aquilla Walsh, a prominent and experienced politician, and for some time previously the Intercolonial railway commissioner. The contest was one of the fiercest the riding had ever seen. Both sides fought with determination which left the issue in doubt to the last moment. North Norfolk had been Conservative before this election, and this fact, together with the prominence of their candidate, gave the ministerialists great hopes of success. The count, however, showed a majority of fifty for Charlton, a result which was received with the greatest enthusiasm, not only by the Reformers in the country, but by their sympathizers in every part of the Dominion. From the time of his entrance into the House of Commons, Mr. Charlton took a prominent part in the work of legislation. While he has made himself known as one of the strongest advocates of the principles of his party, he has also manifested a determination to go beyond the line of mere party strife, and to make his position useful in the direction of social and moral reform. His first important step in Parliament was a business-like proposal that the Government should make a geographical and geological survey of the North-West Territories, the great new country that Canada had recently acquired. In support of this resolution he made a forceful speech, but, of course, as it came from one in Opposition, the proposal was not favourably received. On the Liberals assuming office, the duties of the many able debaters in the ranks were to defend rather than attack. Without forgetting his independence, and without slavishly following the lines laid down by the Government, Mr. Charlton proved an excellent supporter in this respect. To him as assigned the important duty of defending the draft reciprocity treaty, as tentatively arranged by Hon. George Brown with the authorities at Washington. His speech was a masterly effort, and assured him once and for all of the distinguished place he holds in the front rank of parliamentary debaters. Even the leader of the Opposition, the late Sir John A. Macdonald, complimented the member for North Norfolk upon the ability he displayed on this occasion. This was among the most noteworthy of the speeches made by Mr. Charlton during the liberal .

The most important legislation with which his name was associated was a bill for the prevention of cruelty to animals, a well-considered measure which has continued since then with some amendments first proposed by Mr. Charlton himself at a subsequent period. Mr. Charlton also performed the duty of unearthing the scandal of the retention of a large sum of secret service money in the hands of Sir John A. Macdonald after he retired from office. He presented a full and exhaustive report on the subject, which was adopted by the committee of pubic accounts, and by the House. The report was strongly condemnatory of Sir John Macdonald's government. With the return of the Liberals to the opposition side of the House, the duties expected of such men as Mr. Charlton were very laborious. The record of his work since 1878 must, therefore, be confined to only a few of the more prominent points. There are two general divisions of parliamentary work in which Mr. Charlton has been equally prominent. In the first place, as a critic, he is keen, strong and incisive. He not only states clearly and forcibly what he believes to be the fault, but he presents his remedy with decision and with much persuasive power. He is known, also as the promoter of a number of important bills, and he has made a fine record by the success he has achieved through hard, persistent parliamentary fighting. First, as being most important from a political point of view, the trade question may be mentioned. On this point Mr. Charlton's position has, in some respects, changed. He began as a protectionist of a moderate kind, but is now one of the strongest advocates of a pure revenue-tariff policy. He has always been enthusiastically in favour of reciprocal free trade with the United States. On this question, so long ago as 1869, he publicly advocated a zollverein or customs union with the United States. In 1881 he referred the question to a convention of the Liberal electors of the riding of North Norfolk, and by that gathering his position was endorsed, and instructions were given to him to continue his advocacy of the policy. Before the general election of 1887 he urged the adoption of this policy upon the leader of the Liberal party, Hon. Edward Blake, but that gentleman did not see his way to proposing it as the party platform. Nevertheless, after the general election in the first of several bye-elections in Haldimand in 1888, Mr. Charlton squarely advocated Commercial Union, as the proposal came to be called, and also addressed a large meeting of his own constituents at Waterford, his utterances on the subject being received with favour by the people. At a later date the Hon. Wilfred Laurier, who followed Mr. Blake as leader, formally made reciprocity the principal plank in the part platform. Mr. Charlton tried hard to induce his friends to make a declaration for a customs union, representing that only in this way could the revenue difficulty be met. Notwithstanding that the party's platform is Unrestricted Reciprocity, Mr. Charlton makes no secret of his personal opinion that the clearer and more easily explained system of customs union, which obviates the loss of revenue difficulty that will attend Unrestricted Reciprocity, is the true policy for the country and for the Liberal party. In no speeches that he makes does Mr. Charlton display more ability than in those he makes upon trade and fiscal questions. As a leader in the denunciation of extravagance and corruption, whether in high or low places,

Mr. Charlton has rendered his party and his country signal service. In the session of 1885, he called for a return showing the applications for timber limits with notes as to what had been done in each case. The papers were brought down in 1886, a tremendous collection of thirteen or fourteen thousand foolscap pages. With a perseverance, worthy of all praise, Mr. Charlton went through the whole of this material, and having mastered its contents, he presented in a powerful speech a summary of what he had learned. He showed that about twenty-five thousand square miles of territory, a large portion of it in the disputed territory, had been granted by the government by private arrangement and without calling for tenders. Of the grantees a score or more were members of Parliament and senators, and there were, besides, a hundred or more applications granted to outside parties on the application of legislators. Upon the facts thus presented, Mr. Charlton based a resolution declaring that the practice of thus using the public lands to conciliate parliamentary supporters was one destructive of the independence of parliament. The resolution was voted down, but he facts presented in the speech were used with tremendous effect in both the provincial and Dominion election campaigns which followed within twelve months. Another question which, in its time, even overshadowed that of the tariff, was the proposal for the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. When the contract with the syndicate was announced in the session of 1880-81, the Liberals opposed it with all their force, not only in the House, but in the country during the short time in the Christmas recess that was available for public agitation. In the forefront of this force fierce war of opinion, Mr. Charlton was conspicuous. He, more clearly than any of his colleagues, outlined a policy which he contended would build the line within a time short enough for all practical purposes. He urged the construction of the road from Lake Superior to the Rocky Mountains, proceeding with such haste only as the progress of settlement might require. This portion completed and a traffic assured, it could be handed over to a company as a bonus for building the other portions of the line. By such a plan, he contended, the country would save at least twenty-five millions in money, and the whole enormous land grant of twenty-five millions of acres of land. The fight over the Franchise Act is one not soon to be forgotten. The effort of the Liberals to compel the modification or withdrawal of the bill when the Government pressed it in the session of 1885 led to the longest session on record. The Opposition, roused to exasperation by the determination of the Government to press the measure through, blocked the progress of the business so as virtually to compel the withdrawal of features which they regarded as objectionable. Mr. Charlton was persistent in his opposition to the measure, and even after its adoption he scored many points in his platform and parliamentary addresses by dwelling upon the costly and cumbrous character of the new law, and upon what he regarded as its essential unfairness. He also introduced the resolution in the section of 1887, squarely demanding the repeal of the act, and has twice introduced a bill to make the provincial franchise in each province the Dominion franchise.

In the session of 1891 he presented a bill to provide that where the provincial voters list was later than the Dominion list, the former should be used in Dominion elections. These were, of course, voted down by the ministerial majority. In connection with this may be mentioned an amendment to the election law which Mr. Charlton has very strongly urged upon the House. The use of the power of spending money on public works, to advance the interests of the dominant party, has become a crying abuse in Canadian politics. Mr. Charlton seeks to meet this evil by a proposal to declare it a corrupt practice within the meaning of the act to give or promise openly or tacitly any public work to any locality with a view to affecting a pending election. This measure he has twice, though vainly, introduced. In no way is the member for North Norfolk better known than by the statute which is commonly known as the Charlton Act. The object of this measure is to protect women against the wiles of unscrupulous men. As first introduced in 1882, this bill was one to declare the seducer a criminal, and punish him accordingly, and to visit with still heavier punishment anyone enticing young girls to disreputable resorts, or seducing a woman in his employ or placed under his guardianship or control. With his usual thoroughness, Mr. Charlton, before presenting the measure, had made himself familiar with the statutes upon this subject throughout the civilized world, and presented to the House such a list of precedents as revoked the expressions of contempt with which his proposal was at first received.

Year after year for four successive sessions did he propose his bill without effect. In the session of 1886, however, he had the gratification of achieving a partial success by seeing his proposal embodied in the statutes in a modified form. In the following year the bill was strengthened on his own suggestion, and as it stands to-day it is a strong protection to youth and innocence, at least against the calculation debauchee and the soulless trafficker in vice. In much the same line as the last named act is Mr. Charlton's bill respecting Sabbath observance. This bill was first presented (backed by numerous petitions from churches and other religious societies, and from individuals), in the session of 1890. Its objects were to prohibit Sunday newspapers and all Sunday work in newspaper offices, save that necessary to issue the paper on Monday; to prohibit canal traffic between six o'clock a.m., and ten a'clock p.m. on Sunday; to regulate railway traffic on Sunday, so as to reduce it to a minimum, and to prohibit Sunday excursions by boat or rail. The bill was among the "slaughtered innocents" at the close of the session. In the following year it met the same fate. But Mr. Charlton has not only his natural determination, inspired by a cause which most men will regard as a worthy one, but also the memory of his own success after repeated defeats, to cause him to persevere. He declares his intention of keeping on with this bill as he did with the other until he succeeds or ceases to be a member of the House. Mr. Charlton was one of the "noble thirteen," as they were called, who voted to condemn the Government for failing to disallow the Jesuits' Estates Act. Ad not only did he vote, but both in the House and on the platform he denounced with eloquence and power what he considered as a great wrong to the people of the whole Dominion. He contended that the question of the act should be referred to the Supreme Court for an opinion as to its constitutionality.

He attempted, on April 30, 1889, to present a resolution in favour of that course, but the Speaker gave the floor to another gentleman who rose at the same time. Mr. Charlton hotly contended at the time, and has always since believed, that a deliberate arrangement had been made to juggle him out of the opportunity he desired, and there were certainly strong reasons for believing that the Prime Minister of that day, Sir John A. Macdonald, put up one of his supporters to "head off" what threatened to be a very awkward proposal. By a singular coincidence, however, Mr. Charlton gained his point by having the subject of reference to the Supreme Court passed upon by the House just one year from the day on which his first attempt had failed. The motion was then debated and lost. Mr. Charlton was a leader in the Equal Rights Association which grew out of the agitation on the Jesuits' Estate question. He was the subject of much criticism for his subsequent action, but his course was one quite consistent with every principle he had previously laid down. He found the attempt made in the executive committee of the association just before the provincial general election, by means of a manifesto, to reflect, as he believed unjustly, upon the Ontario Government as led by Hon. Oliver Mowat, a government which he held to be the purest and best the country had ever known. He declined to be a party to this action, refused to subscribe to the manifesto when it was issued, and not only that, but to offset at much as possible the attempt that had been made, he published a letter to Wm. Cavan, D.D., president of the association, giving his reasons for refusing to sign the manifesto, and took the stump in favour of the Government. In the course of that campaign, which seemed more ominous for the Government than any previous one since Mr. Mowat's accession to office, Mr. Charlton addressed many meetings, and always with effect. The forgoing is but a part of the public work, the conscientious, even laborious, performance of which is the solid foundation upon which the political reputation of Mr. Charlton rests. He is thoroughly popular in his own country, having turned a Conservative riding into what is commonly known as a "Grit hive." He is also held in high esteem among his fellow members of the House of Commons.

Those of his opponents who grow restive under his denunciations of their course, or who fail to find argument with which to reply to him, invariably call him an annexationist, some even clinching this accusation by reference to his American birth. This was the chief cry raised against him in his first election, and wherever attempts are made to reply to him on the platform or in Parliament, the same may still be heard. Instead of weakly begging out of such accusations, Mr. Charlton meets them aggressively, and makes them add to the strength of his position. He is a close and intelligent student of American affairs, and his illustrations of warning and example respecting the political course of Canada are largely drawn from the history of the Republic. Instead of noting only those points where Canada has the advantage of her neighbour, and vaingloriously boasting of it, Mr. Charlton, recognizing how many points of similarity there are in the social and political circumstances of the two peoples, seeks to use the experience of the Americans as a matter of practical and real benefit to Canada.

A sound-minded man holding this view is naturally unaffected by sneers. By his whole private and public life, Mr. Charlton has declared his preference for Canadian over American institutions as a whole, and few have done harder or better work than he in keeping those institutions sound and strong and effective for the maintenance of the rights of the individual. Though engaged in an extensive business, and devoting much time to public affairs, Mr. Charlton has made opportunities to do good, useful work in connection with church and Sunday-school. He is an ardent Presbyterian, and has taken a prominent part in the affairs of the denomination.

At the meeting of the General Assembly in Hamilton, in 1886, he made a strong speech in advocacy of the consolidation of the theological colleges carried on under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The proposal was received with a good deal of favour, but it aroused opposition among the representatives of the colleges, who are a power in the Assembly by reason not so much of their numbers as their commanding ability. The debate was the occasion for a lively passage at arms between Mr. Charlton and the Rev. Principal Grant, in which that divine did not have it all his own way. Mr. Charlton purposes pressing this question again upon the attention of the Assembly. His ability and his knowledge of public affairs, combined with his thorough practical acquaintance with their business, has led those engaged in the lumber and timber business, to look to Mr. Charlton for assistance in matters which require legislative executive action. For years he fought the export duty on logs, and his speeches had much to do with causing the Government (in 1889) to rescind its action in increasing that duty. Another public office in which he has been engaged, and one wholly different from those mentioned above, was that of chairman of the commission on the mineral resources of Ontario. That commission visited the important mining districts of the province, and took the evidence of all those mining experts, mine owners and others who, it was believed, could give information of value to the people on the subject engaging the attention of the commission, and Mr. Charlton and the secretary of the commission, Mr. Blue, also visited some leading centers of the United States, where information respecting mining in its legislative, economic, or industrial phases, was to be had. Among other places visited were Washington, Pittsburg, Pa., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Birmingham, Ala. The report of the commission was presented in 1889. It is admitted to be one of the most valuable state documents of this character ever issued. Mr. Charlton's home is at Lynedoch, where he has resided since commencing business there in 1853. In 1854 he married Miss Ella Gray, of Lynedoch, a native of Portage, N.Y.1a

1aProminent Men of Canada, a collection of Person Distinquished in Professional and Polical Life, and in the commerce and industry of Canada edited by G. Mercer Adam. 1892

 
John Charlton
 
6079 Charlton, John C. Private.
Enlisted with the 111th Battalion Dec. 1, 1915. He was Instructing Sergeant for a while in England but reverted to the ranks to get to France.
He served in the Machine Gun Section of the 1st Brigade while in France.
At the end of twelve months' service in France he was killed in action on August 31, 1918.
He was in his 26th year and a native of Yorkshire, England.
He was married.
His mother lives at Preston - Mrs. P. Charlton Argyle St., Preston.
He was killed in an attack on Vis-en-Artois Switch trenches by the bursting of a shell, and buried 800 yards east of a small village called Heninee.
Anglican. 
John Charlton
 
6080 Dr. Sylvester E. Charlton, born in Middlesex County, Ontario. He graduated from Galt Collegiate Institute and taught school in Killean and in Clyde. Entered University of Toronto Medical School studied in London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland. Established practice in Hespeler. Served on the Hespeler Public School Board, moved to Galt and served on Galt municipal council and as Mayor.1a

1aCambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

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Dr. Charlton came here in 1902 and served on the Hespeler School Board in 1904-1905 and 1906 and some time later went to Galt where he took quite a prominent part in the Public Life of the community and was on one occasion Candidate of his Political Party for a seat in Parliament. His son, David, now Judge of the County of Waterloo, was born here.

Dr. Charlton's first name was Sylvester and while he taught school in Puslinch before going into Medicine some of the farmers in the section used to call him "Yes". Among these was an old Irishman, who used commonly the words "Thank God" in his conversation. Once Dr. Charlton got settled here some of these old friends paid him a visit. This old Irish chap came in one day and after the customary greetings the old Gentleman asked "Well, Ves., and how is things goin?" The Dr. replied that he was getting along very well and that just at the moment he was very busy; adding that there were an awful lot of people sick just now. The old man just said "Thank God." It amused the Doctor who told me the story at the time.2a

2aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Dr. Sylvester Edward Charlton
 
6081 CHARLTON, Thomas C. J. -- At K-W Hospital, on Sunday, Oct. 9, 1983, suddenly, as the result of a heart attack, Thomas Carl Joseph Charlton, aged 54 years, of 147 Ellis Cres., S., Waterloo. Was Employed at Uniroyal Ltd. and was in his 39th year of employment; a member of Glen Acres Baptist Church. Beloved husband of the former Audrey Swartzentruber; dear father of Dale of Kitchener, Sandi (Mrs. Brian Mowforth) of Toronto and Pam (Mrs. Will Verlinden) of Kitchener; brother of Church of Tonawanda, Buffalo, Michael of Waterloo, Leona (Mrs. Morm Binkle) of Kitchener, Marjorie (Mrs. Elmer Heibein) of Florida and Rosemary (Mrs. Jack Peterson) of Waterloo; grandfather of Christie, Kelly and Nicholas. Predeceased by his parents and one sister, Audrey Valeriote. Mr. Charlton's family will receive friends at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, until noon on Wednesday, when transfer will be made to the Glen Acres Baptist Church for funeral and committal at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. John Griffiths officiating. Interment Memory Gardens.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Oct 1983 
Thomas C. J. Charlton
 
6082 MRS. MARGARET CASKENETTE

PRESTON, Oct, 22 — A resident of Preston for the past 27 years, Mrs. Margaret Caskenette, 80, widow of the late Joseph Caskenette, died in Preston today. Born In Riversdale, deceased came to Preston from Walkerton. Mrs. Caskenette was a member of the Altar Society and the Catholic Women's League of St. Clement's R.C. church. Her husband predeceased her six years ago. Surviving are six sons, Peter and Leo of Preston, Ralph of Teeswater, Lewis of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Alex of Hamilton, John of Smithville and Wilfred of Mimico, three daughters, Mrs. Peter Kraemer and Mrs. Emil Eicheldinger of Preston, Mrs. George Steiner of Hespeler, one sister, Mrs. Louis Oliver, Kincardine, 62 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday from the home of her son-in-law, Emil Eicheldinger, 635 South street, to St. Clement's R.C. church at 9 a.m., with interment in the R.C. Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 22 Oct 1938 pg 15 
Margaret Chartraw
 
6083 CHAULK, Frank

Passed away, suddenly, on Sunday, June 22, 1997, at the age of 72 years. Loving husband of Irene for 52 years. Dearest father to his 11 children, Carol, Judith (Lawrence), Athelie (Larry), Barbara (Gil), Marilyn, Gary (Wendy), Ruby (Larry), Valerie, Jeffrey (Heather), Anita and Neil (Carol). Poppy will be sadly missed by his 27 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Frank is survived by his sister, Grace of Newfoundland. Frank had been a long standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 50 years. He was the past president of Preston Branch 126. Frank touched many and will be sadly missed by his many relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal services will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Wednesday, June 25, 1997, at 11 a.m., with Canon David Bowyer officiating. Cremation to follow.

The Record 24 Jun 1997 pg B4 
Frank Chaulk
 
6084 MERCIER, Marilyn (nee Chaulk)

February 12, 2010. Caring daughter of Irene, beloved wife of Ray, loving mother of Susan and Derek and stepchildren, Chris (Leah) and Kimberly. She leaves behind her siblings. Carol, Judy (Larry), Athelie (Larry), Barbara (Gil), Gary (Wendy), Ruby (Larry), Val (George), Jeff (Heather, Anita (Doug) and Neil (Carol). Forever in our hearts, you will be missed. Memorial to be announced at a later date.

Waterloo Region Record 27 Feb 2010 
Marilyn Grace Chaulk
 
6085 CHAVES, Antonio Monteiro

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the age of 71. Predeceased by his beloved wife Nelia Chaves. Cherished father of Andy (Tara). Proud grandfather of Kaylin. Loving brother of Jose Maria (Theresa) Chaves and Maria Lourdes (Joe) Luz, and brother-in-law of Maria (Tony) Sousa, Tina (Paul) Contente and Jim and Margaret Monteiro. Antonio will also be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Predeceased by his parents Jose Braga Chaves and Maria C. Monteiro. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where family and friends will be received on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Elgin St. S., Cambridge, on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 13 Jun 2016 
Antonio Monteiro Chaves
 
6086 CHAVES, Joâo Sousa

Passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, January 16, 2016, at the age of 70 years. Beloved husband of Maria Leanardo Chaves. Dear father of Eddie (Sandra), John (Cee Cee) and Brian. Loving grandfather of Brittany, Brianna, Brady and Ava. Survived by his siblings, Manuel (Gloria), Alberto (Ermelinda), Guiomar, Maria (the late Jose), Helena (the late Manuel) and Guilherme (Teresa). Predeceased by his brothers, Jose (Conceicao) and Antonio (the late Angelina). Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street N., Cambridge, on Tuesday, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held from Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, 185 Elgin Street S., Cambridge, on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 19 Jan 2016 
Joao Sousa Chaves
 
6087 CHAVES, Jose Braga

Peacefully, at home with his family, on Thursday, March 18, 2004, at the age of 68 years. Beloved and devoted husband of forty years, to Ines Chaves (Bairos). Loving father to John and his wife Rosemary, Grace and her husband David and Albert and his wife Alicia. Cherished Vovo to Roman, Maria, Alexandra and Jack. Dear brother to Maria Rosa Freitas, Pilomena Lima, Conceicao Freitas and the late Maria Bairos. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends in Cambridge and Santa Maria. Azores. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home, 223 Main St., E,. Cambridge, (www.funeralscanada.com) today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Rosary will be recited at the funeral home tonight (Friday) at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Elgin St. S., Cambridge, on Saturday, March 20, 2004, at 11:30 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Fountain Street, Cambridge.

The Record 19 Mar 2004 pg B5 
Jose Braga Chaves
 
6088 CHAVES, Jose De Braga (Viegas)

After a long battle with cancer, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at the age of 65. Loving and devoted husband of Adelina Chaves. Cherished father of Lucy Bower (Ken), Terry Chaves (Patricia Medeiros) and Cindy Chaves. Special grandfather of Vivienne Chaves and Rebecca Bower. Brother of Jose Maria Chaves (Joana) of Cambridge, Antonio Chaves of Cambridge and Ernesto Chaves of Kelowna, B.C. Son-in-law of Maria Rosa Bairos; and brother-in-law of Conceicao Falco (Jose), Ines Almedia, Joe Almedia (Susan), Ermelinda Freitas (Luis), Ines Fontes of Winnipeg, Guilhermina Puim (Jose), Eugina Inacio and Jamie Sousa (Ilda) of California. Jose is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Antonio Andrade (Chaves) and Maria De Braga Andrade; brother, Manuel; brothers-in-law, Jose Antonio, Manuel and Antonio. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Elgin St. S., Cambridge, on Saturday, June 13, 2009, at 9 a.m. Interment will follow at Parkiawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 11 Jun 2009 
Jose De Braga Chaves
 
6089 CHAVES, Jose Moura (Moreira)

Passed away peacefully, at his residence with family at his side. Predeceased by his loving parents, Antonio Moreira and Emilia S Moura. Also predeceased by his cherished sister, Maria Moreira (Jose Figueiredo). Sadly missed by his beloved sister, Emilia Morais (the late Antonio Morais). Jose will be deeply missed by his many nieces and nephews, Conceicao Reis (Jose and the late Manuel), Ascencao Figueiredo (Antonio), Antonio Figueiredo (Evangelina), Emilia Sousa (Jose Manuel), Maria Tavares (Joao), Agueda Braga (Daniel), Jose Figueiredo (Isilda), Lucia Bairos (Manuel), and Celeste Resendes (Joe). Also left behind to mourn are his many great nieces and nephews and all of his many friends. Jose immigrated to Canada in 1973, from his beloved island of Santa Maria, Azores. He has a true passion for his dog and for visiting his friends in Florida. Special thanks to Doctor Healy and the staff at medical day care. Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street N., Cambridge, where family will receive friends on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 5 - 9 p.m. Parish prayers will be recited at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial, will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, 185 Elgin Street S., Cambridge. Interment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 16 Feb 2017 
Jose Moura Chaves
 
6090 CHAVES, Manuel Sousa

Peacefully, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at the age of 74. Loving husband of Emilia (nee Bairos). Cherished father of Leonilde Braga and her husband Vicente of Cambridge, ON and Joseph Chaves and his wife Pamela of Winnipeg, MB. Special grandfather of Roger (Fiona), Dianna, Joey (Alyssa), Michael, and Jamie. Manuel will also be sadly missed by his brother Jose Chaves of Santa Maria, Portugal, his aunt Filomena Bairos of Cambridge, ON; as well as several nieces, nephews, family and friends. Predeceased by his parents Joaquim and Virginia Chaves. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, on Monday, September 26, 2011. Interment followed at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 30 Sep 2011 
Manuel Sousa Chaves
 
6091 CHAVES, Maria

(Formerly of Santa Maria, Azores), at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, June 17, 2004, at the age of 93. Maria passed away 34 years to the day, after her loving husband, Antonio Bettencourt Sousa. Beloved mother of Jose Sousa and his wife Maria Lurdes and Antonio Sousa and his wife Maria Reis. Cherished grandmother of Paul, Norbert (Carol), Horacio (Connie), Johnny and Suzy (Chris) and seven great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister; Gloria Monteiro Chaves. Predeceased by brothers, Jose Chaves and Antonio Chaves. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends today, (Friday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Parish Rosary will be recited at the funeral home on Friday evening, at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, Elgin Street South, Cambridge, on Saturday, June 19, 2004, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 18 Jun 2004 pg B13 
Maria Augusta Chaves
 
6092 CHAVES, Maria Cabral

June 29, 1917 - August 4, 2012. Passed away peacefully at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Jose Chaves Braga. Predeceased by her son, Antonio Braga (Leonor). Mother of Lurdes Chaves (Angelo), Idalina Luz (predeceased by son-in-law Jose Luz) and Eduardo Braga (Rosa). Loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Elgin St. S., Cambridge, on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 8 Aug 2012 
Maria Cabral Chaves
 
6093 CHAVES, Maria Soares

Passed away with her loving family at her side, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday, August 3, 2007, at the age of 87. Loving wife of the late Jacinto Sousa Rego. Beloved mother of Jose Rego (Maria Helena), Maria Chaves (David), Manuel Rego (Esmerelda), Isabel Lean-dres (Angelo), Antonio Rego (Maria), Fernando Rego (Susan) and Silvino Rego (Lenalia). Proud grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Maria is survived by her sister Filomena Sousa in California. Predeceased by two brothers. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge (519) 740-0669, where the family will receive friends on Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at St. Patricks R. C. Church, Wellington Street, Cambridge. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery. Arrangements are incomplete, please call the funeral home for date and time of Mass.

The Record 4 Aug 2007 pg B5 
Maria Soares Chaves
 
6094 MALATCHES, Dianne Gail

Passed away peacefully, at University Hospital London on Friday, October 9, 2009, in her 65th year. Beloved wife of Manios Malatches. Loving mother of Michael and his wife Kelly, Paul, Terry and Lesley Field, all of Cambridge. Also survived by her two grandchildren, Joshua and Matthew and her sister, Lorraine Partridge of Toronto. Predeceased by her parents, Meno and Isabelle Checkley and sister, Doreen Chamberlain. Dianne was born in Guelph on September 21, 1945 and has resided in Cambridge, for the past 50 years and was a member of St. Marys Macedonian Orthodox church. The family received friends at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., on Sunday, October 11, 2009, from 7-9 p.m. and on Monday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services were held from the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at 11 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 21 Oct 2009 
Dianne Gail Checkley
 
6095 The spring of 1834 found Galt an active village of about two hundred and fifty inhabitants, with a gradually developing country around it, and improving prospects. Besides Messrs. Dickson and Shade, the following are remembered among the citizens of that day: ... John Cheeseman...1a

1a Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt 
John H. Cheeseman
 
6096 Vernon R. Chenoweth

Vernon Roy Chenoweth of Ayr passed away in St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Wednesday, May 20th. He was in his 90th year. Born in West Zorra Township, he was a son of the late Alfred Chenoweth and Mary Dunnell. Mr. Chenoweth farmed on the 11th Conc. of Blenheim, RR 3, Bright, until retiring to Ayr. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Anna Hayward in 1980. Surviving are three sons Roy of Barrie, Gordon of RR 1, Drumbo and William of Brantford; a daughter Mrs. Robert (Helen) Walker of Gadshill; a brother Herbert of Embro and a sister Mrs. Myrtle Tuttle of Plymouth, Michigan; also 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Rested at the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, Paris, where funeral service was held Saturday. Rev. George Saunders of Knox United Church, Ayr, officiated. Interment Ayr Cemetery .

The Ayr News 27 May 1987 pg 14 
Vernon Roy Chenoweth
 
6097 CAMPBELL, Rose Marie (nee Cherri)

Born August 30, 1935. Passed away suddenly in her home, May 15, 2008, in her 73rd year. Loving wife of Arthur for 52 wonderful years. Beloved mother of Bob (Helena) and Ron (Christine). Predeceased by her son, Gary (June 2004). Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Elizabeth, Amanda, Patrick, Andrew, Tony, Michael and Julia. Sister of Frank (Jennifer) Cherri and Nick (Teresa) Cherri. Sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father, Domenic Cherri and her mother, Jeanette Falsetto and step-mother, Sarah Cherri. Rose was a life-long resident of the Galt community and a faithful member of St. Gregory's Parish and of the CWL for 55 years. She was active up to her final moments and we were all amazed by her endless energy. Rose kept her family and friends close to her heart. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, May 17, 2008 (today) from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, May 18, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the T. Little Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Cambridge. Mass of a Christian Burial, will be held on Monday, May 19, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gregory's RC Church, 10 St. Gregory's Drive, Cambridge. Burial to follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 17 May 2008 pg B5 
Rose Marie Cherri
 
6098 GEORGE A. CHERRY

PRESTON, Nov. 6 — George A. Cherry, a well known Preston resident for many years, died early Sunday morning following an illness of several years. He was born in Preston and lived here for the greater part of his life. A miller by trade. Mr. Cherry was head miller at S. J. Cherry flour mill for many years and was also head miller at various periods at Walkerton, Arkell and Glenmorris. He had lived retired for 25 years. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. His wife predeceased him in January of this year. Sur viving are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Ida) Bonvie, a sister, Mrs. Charles Nispel and a brother, William Cherry, all of Preston. The remains are resting at the residence, 124 King St, from where the funeral will be held on Wednesday, at 3 o'clock. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 6 Nov 1944 pg 17 
George A. Cherry
 
6099 George A. Cherry, well known Preston resident for many years died early Sunday morning (November 5, 1944) following an illness of several years. In his 82nd year, the later Mr. Cherry was born in Preston and lived here for the greater part of his life.

A miller by trade, the deceased was head miller at S.J. Cherry flour mill for many years and was also head miller at various periods at Walkerton, Arkell and Glenmorris. He lived retired for the past 25 years.

The late Mr. Cherry was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran church, His wife predeceased him in January of this year.

Surviving is a daughter (Ida) Mrs. Raymond Bonive, a sister Mrs Charles Nispel, and a brother William, all of Preston.

The late Mr. Cherry is resting at his residence 126 King Street from where the funeral will be held on November 8, 1944 at 3 o'clock. Internment will be held in the Preston Cemetery1a

1aGalt Reporter Newspaper Nov. 1944 
George A. Cherry
 
6100 James Cherry of Glenallan Passes

Prominent Peel Resident and Municipal Official Ill for Several Months


Glenallan, May 22 - Once again the grim reaper visited our locality, when a highly respected friend and neighbor, in the person of Mr. Jams A. Cherry, passed to the great beyond, on Saturday. The late Mr. Cherry had been in failing health for the past six years, but always was able to carry on, up until the past few months. The late Mr. Cherry was born in the Township of Maryboro on the 10th line west of Drayton, 59 years and 18 days ago and moved to Peel Township about 1892, where he married Sarah Stickney, who survives him. Besides his sorrowing widow he leaves to mourn their loss, two sons, Gordon and Elwyn at home; one daughter, Fern, Mrs. Leslie Beggs, on the Townline, three brothers, John of Souris, Man., Ford, of Dodsland, Sask., and Rilet on the 6th of Peel; five sisters, Mrs. Matthews Stickney, Port Huron, Mich., Mrs. John Holborn, Wilton Grove, Ont., Mrs. Sydney Hill, St. Catharines; Mrs. Alfred Holborn, of near Drayton; and Mrs. Erwin of Yakima, Wash. The late Mr. Cherry was a school trustee, and sanitary inspector for the south part of Peel township at the time of his death. Interment took place at the Elmira cemetery, Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Fiddes of Elmira officiated at both the house and grave. The pallbearers were Messrs. Charles Matthews, George Johnston, George Beggs, Fred Starr, Fred A. Hammond and William Rennie. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the sorrowing widow and family.1a

1aElmira Signet, May 23, 1929 
James Albert Cherry
 
6101 BOSTON CREAM

Four pounds white sugar, one quart water, whites of six eggs, half bottle vanilla, four ounces tartaric acid. Boil the sugar and water to a syrup, cool, beat the eggs to a froth and add to syrup, then add the acid and vanilla. One tablespoonful to half glass water, add soda drink while effervescing.

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FRUIT BLANC-MANGE

Stew nice fresh fruit (cherries or raspberries being the best), strain off the juice and sweeten to taste; while boiling stir in corn starch wet with a little cold water, allowing two tablespoonfuls starch for each pint of juice. Continue stirring until cooked, then pour into moulds wet in cold water; wet away to cool. To be eaten with cream and sugar.
 
Margaret Ann Cherry
 
6102 THE HOLLOWED CHOCOLATE

from Memoirs of a great detective:
incidents in the life of John Wilson Murray (1904)

compiled by Victor Speer

A CALL to Galt awaited Murray on his return from Thessalon and the search for Maud Gillespie. Great excitement prevailed in the county of Waterloo. Many people were terrified; others were infuriated. A fiend was among them spreading death and planning the extermination of whole families. No one had any clue to the mysterious one's identity. It might be a stranger, it might be a neighbour; it might be a person of high estate or it might be a creature of low degree. None knew, and there were myriad suspicions. It was as if an avenging angel or a deadly devil were abroad in the county, lurking to slay and escape unseen, leaving no trace of the manner of death. A victim arose in the morning well and happy, and fell lifeless before noon without a sign of sickness or an intimation of the end.

"The climax came when little Meta Cherry, the three-year-old daughter of John Cherry, a prominent mill-owner of Galt, died in a sudden and mysterious way," says Murray. "I went to Galt, a prosperous town near Berlin, in the county of Waterloo It was September 1888. Several persons were sick, as if a plague were upon them. I looked at the little child. She seemed startled, even in death, as if the hand that thrust her into eternity had seized her roughly and scared her. I talked with John Cherry, and he told me of a box of chocolate drops that had come through the mail. He showed me the box. A few of the chocolates were gone. Meta had eaten them. I took one out, and carefully scraped the chocolate off with a knife-blade. I found on the bottom of the chocolate a spot where a cavity had been bored, and this had been filled with a whitish substance, unlike the cream candy of the chocolate, and the hole then had been sealed deftly by glazing over the bottom with more chocolate. I took the contents of the box, and sent the chocolates to Professor Ellis for analysis.

"I examined the box minutely. It revealed no clue, simply an ordinary pasteboard box. The wrapper in which it came showed a label pasted over an old address. The address on this label was printed with a soft lead pencil. I steamed the label to get at the address underneath it, but it had been washed out and scraped away, except for the one word 'Miss.' The package had been mailed in Galt. On inquiry I learned that similar packages had been received by the Rev. John Ridley, minister of the Church of England in Galt, and by Miss May Lowell and Mrs. Lowell, daughter and wife of Charles Lowell, proprietor of the Queen's Hotel in Galt. The boxes were quite small, and the inscriptions were alike as to the soft lead pencil. The packages had been dropped in the mail when no one was around, and the sender had vanished unseen.

"Professor Ellis reported that the cavities in the chocolate drops were filled with strychnine. This established clearly the intent of the poisoner to kill many people, and wipe out a number of families.

"I spent days gathering all the gossip of the town for generations back, hearing all the tales of trouble, and searching for some secret feud or some deadly hatred that would supply a motive for the deed. I ransacked ancestral closets for family skeletons, and I poked in all the after-dark affairs and twilight scandals since the days when the oldest inhabitants were gay young folk, fond of walking hand-in-hand through the gloaming. I ran down secrets that distressed dear old ladies, and left them in tears. I heard confessions of errors of youth that had lain locked in gentle bosoms for many kindly years; in fact, for a time I was an old Paul Pry Gadabout, poking my nose into other folk's business, until I felt I had sifted the lives and winnowed the chaff from the wheat in the collective career of the entire community. Every town has its chamber of horrors, where the sad episodes of indiscreet living are laid away to crumble in darkness, and the town of Galt has no more than its share of secrets of the passing generations. I found nothing in the long-gone years to throw light on the crime. There was no venerable hatred sufficient to inspire the murder of a little child. So I turned to later years, and for entanglements of recent months.

"In the meantime, about the middle of October, I arrested Hannah Boyd at Thorold. Hannah was a fine-looking girl, and had been living as a domestic in the Queen's Hotel, of which Mr. Lowell was proprietor. Later she removed to Thorold, and worked for a family there as Hannah Bond. Her home was in Hamilton. I kept her a week, and interviewed her thoroughly, particularly as to the family life of the Lowells, and whether she knew of the receipt of the package of chocolates by Mrs. Lowell and Miss Lowell, and whether she ever had heard of any trouble with the Ridleys, the Cherrys, and the Lowells. I was satisfied after these interviews with Hannah that she had no guilty knowledge, and that she had nothing whatever to do with sending the packages.

"I did develop promptly a strong suspicion as to the person who did send the poison packages. I searched the drug-stores through Canada, and examined the poison-books in all of them, and went so far as to describe to some of the druggists the person I suspected; but I found no clue that would hold in a trial as sufficient evidence to convict anybody. It is one of the most aggravating cases of my entire experience, yet I hold steadfast to my first impression." 
Meta D. Cherry
 
6103 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection


Description: Black and white, head and shoulders, studio portrait of Samuel J. Cherry.

Cherry was born on 4 February 1843 at Diamond in Carleton County and served as an apprentice in local grist mills. Later in life, he owned and operated several mills, including the Cherry Taylor Flour Mills Ltd. in Preston, which he started with his brother, John. He also served as a Waterloo County warden, a member of Preston town council, and as the director of several local businesses. Cherry died on 2 July 1917. 
Samuel Joseph Cherry
 
6104 Image from: 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 Samuel Joseph Cherry
 
6105 SAMUEL CHERRY

Samuel J. Cherry was born on February 4th., 1843, at Diamond, Carleton County where his parents had settled on emigration from the County of Armagh, in the north of Ireland, and died at Preston, July 2nd., 1917. The family moved to Dundas in his infancy. Here he went to school, one of his teachers being Robert Edgar, grandfather of Town Clerk Edgar, of Preston. At the age of about 15 years he became apprentice in the grist mill of the late Jas. Coleman. At 19 he came to Preston to work in Abram Erb & Bros. Cambridge Mills, which later became his own. In Preston he married Barbara Wilrick, who predeceased him by seven years. He returned to Dundas to take charge of the Joseph Webster mills and a few years later went to Guelph, to the Speedsville mill, then owned by the late James Goldie, who subsequently built a new mill of which Mr. Cherry was superintendent for about 12 years. By this time he decided to go into business for himself, or rather with his brother John. They had in succession the Phoenix mill in Guelph, the Glenmorris mill, then one in Walkerton, and later operated the Clendinning mill until in 1879 they acquired the mill in Preston. Ten years later the brothers dissolved partnership, S. J. Cherry continuing alone. The present mill buildings date from 1894 when they replaced the old frame mill built in 1835 on the site of the original John Erb mill. Mr. Cherry improved and beautified the property generally, building also the two handsome brick houses on it, the first replacing an old frame house.

In public life Mr. Cherry was member of the town council of Preston, chairman of the Park Board almost from its inception to the time of his death and for eight years member of the County council, ending with being warden of the County in 1906. He was member of the Toronto Board of Trade, member of the Dominion Millers' Association, and director of the Galt Malleable Iron Co., Ltd., and of the Canadian Millers Mutual Fire Insurance Co. He was a member of St. Johns Church (Anglican) Preston. In politics he was a Conservative.

He left two sons, George and William, and one daughter, Mrs. Carl Nispel, all of Preston.

From the Galt Reporter: "Sam" Cherry was one of the most successful of the old time flour millers, a worthy contemporary of the Sherks and Sniders and Goldies, who have made Waterloo County famous in the flour markets of Canada, England and Scotland. Sam was a public-spirited citizen, as Preston well knows. Who has not admired the beauty spot he created out of the canal and the slopes thereof? What would he not have done to beautify Galt had he been the owner of the dam and the surrounding property which, not long ago, offered opportunities for embellishment rarely at hand in a growing and picturesque city? The Cherry idea in Civic Beautification should not be allowed to lapse in the district of which Galt and Preston form a part.1a

1aFifth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society 1917

______________________

From the age of fifteen, when he became an apprentice in a gristmill at Dundas, until his death some sixty years later, Samuel Cherry was associated with flour mills. The Cherry Mill at Preston is the oldest continuing business in Waterloo County. The 1807 original "John Erb" mill was replaced by a frame mill in 1835, and the brick structure was erected in 1894.

At the age of nineteen, Cherry moved to Preston to work with the Abram Erb and Brothers Cambridge Mill, which he later owned. He subsequently had charge of mills at Dundas, Guelph, Glenmorris, Walkerton and Glendinning. In 1879 he and his brother John acquired the Preston mill and ten years later he became sole owner.

Cherry served the municipality as a member of the town council, chairman of the park board, as a member of the county council and as warden in 1906.2a

2aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame 
Samuel Joseph Cherry
 
6106 Arthur F. Chesney

A lifelong resident of Ayr and area, Arthur Franklin Chesney of Piper Street Ayr, passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Monday, October 28th. He was 80. Born in Wolverton, he was a son of the late James Chesney and Sarah Ranger. At one time he operated Art's Body And Fender where Ayr Auto Body is now. Later he served as road superintendent for the Village of Ayr. Surviving besides his wife, the former Margaret Beattie, are two sons, James of Paris and Norman of Ayr; a daughter Mrs. Ruth Honsberger of Belmont; a brother Harry of Cambridge; also six grandchildren. Predeceased by one brother and three sisters. Funeral Service will be held today (Wed.) at 1:30 p.m. at Coutts and Son Funeral Home, Galt. Interment in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 30 Oct 1985 pg 11 
Arthur Franklin Chesney
 
6107 CHESNEY, James - At Victoria Hospital, London on Friday, March 10, 2006, James Arthur Chesney of Paris, in his 58th year. Dear father of Denise Chesney (Chris) and Mary Ann Chesney (Rob) of Wolverton; loved Papa of Brandon and Josie Govier; beloved friend of Jude Chesney of Wolverton; beloved companion of Linda Buck of Paris; brother of Norm (Brenda) Chesney of Ayr, Ruth Honsberger of St. Thomas and Larry (Kelly) Beattie of Port Dover. Son of the late Marg and Art Chesney. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral details will be announced in Monday's paper by the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, Paris 519-442-3061.

The Waterloo Region Record Mar 11 2006 
James Arthur Chesney
 
6108 A lifelong resident of the township, at his residence in Puslinch Township, on Thursday, December 16, 1948, in his 79th year, following a long illness. Brother of John and William Chester, Mrs. C. J. Brown, Miss Martha Chester, all of Puslinch Township and Mrs. F. Hilborn of Hespeler. Born in Puslinch Township, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Chester. He spent his entire life in this district and was a farmer. He attended the United Missionary Church in Hespeler. Funeral service was held on Sat. , Dec. 18 at 2: 30 from the Stager-Russ Funeral Home on Galt St. in Hespeler. Rev. A. Lucas conducted. Burial took place in Hespeler Cemetery. Benjamin Chester
 
6109 Died at Midnight, Friday, September 6, 1912. Was 71 years of age
A well known and respected resident, a man of sterling characteristics and enjoyed the friendship of all with whom he came in contact. He was married to Catharine Hammett, who survives along with children: Ben, at home; Thomas of Montana; John, on the farm adjoining the homestead; William of SK; Richard, at home; Edward, in the northern part of the province; Mrs. Frances Hilborn of Waterloo Twp. ; Misses Maria and Martha, at home; Mrs. Charles Brown in England; and Mrs. C. Gowing in Hespeler. The funeral on Monday afternoon to Hespeler Cemetery was largely attended. The service was conducted by Rev. S. Stauffer and Rev. Beese of Hespeler. Pallbearers: S. Cober, J. Cober, J. Sault, T. Evans, C. Reeve and J. Newstead. 
Benjamin Chester
 
6110 On Wednesday, January 10, 1912 at 2 a. m. , after a few months illness, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Chester of Puslinch Township, at the age of 30 years. Miss Chester was well known, having been a resident of this town (Hespeler) for a short time and was most highly respected. Besides her parents, she is mourned by the following siblings: Benjamin, Thomas, Richard, Eddie, Mrs. Francis Hilborn, Martha, Ethel, Mary and Bertha. The funeral was held from her home at 2 on Friday to Hespeler Cemetery. She was a member of the Adam Street Mission. Eliza Ann Chester
 
6111 On Wednesday, October 15, 1980, at the Henderson General Hospital in Hamilton, of R. R. #6, Cambridge, in his 74th year. Husband of Hannah Gamble. Father of Anne (Mrs. Len Mills) of Chatham; Marilyn (Mrs. George Merson) of Thornhill; Mrs. Doreen Brusso of Kitchener; Linda (Mrs. Barry Hill) of New Hamburg; John and Robert, both of Cambridge. Brother of Robert and Ernest; Margaret (Mrs. Clifford Main); Ethel (Mrs. Alex Hyslop); and Helen (Mrs. Robert Quinnell), all of Cambridge. Also survived by sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Predeceased by a sister, Mrs. Edna Burmaster. Mr. Chester was born in Puslinch Township on August 26, 1907 and lived for the last twenty-five years at R. R. #6, Cambridge. He retired eight years ago from the Department of Transport. He was a member of Lincoln Ave. United Church. Service at the Coutts and Son Funeral Home on Sat. , Oct. 18 at 2. Interment Memory Gardens at Breslau. Elmer John Chester
 
6112 Suddenly, at his home in Puslinch Township, on Wednesday morning, December 13, 1950, following a heart attack, in his 73rd year. Husband of Martha Hodgson. Father of Edna (Mrs. William McIntosh) of Hespeler; Elmer of Clyde; Margaret (Mrs. Clifford Tremain); Ethel (Mrs. Alex Hyslop), both of Hespeler; Robert of Puslinch; Ernest of Galt (or of Puslinch - conflicting reports); and Helen (Mrs. Robert Quinnell) of Puslinch Township. Two brothers, Richard of Gledhow, SK and Gordon of Craik, SK, also survive. Mr. Chester was born in Waterloo Township, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Chester. He operated the Puslinch Lake Hotel for three years and for two years was in the ice business in Hespeler. The remainder of his life, until his retirement three years ago, was spent in farming near Hespeler. He was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Funeral service was held from the Stager-Russ Funeral Home on Galt John Edmund Chester
 
6113 At the Wellington County Home in Fergus, on Wednesday, September 3, 1969, of R. R. #2, Hespeler, in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his first wife, Louise Kunzenhauser and his second wife, Cornelia Panabaker and by two sons. Father of Norman of Elk Lake. Also survived by two sisters, Martha Chester of Fergus; Mrs. Charles Brown of Hespeler; and sixteen grandchildren. Born on November 7, 1876 in Puslinch Township, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Chester. He was a life-long resident of the township. Mr. Chester was a retired farmer. He was a member of Hespeler United Missionary Church. Service at the Nelson Funeral Home, 23 Galt St. in Hespeler on Fri. , Sept. 5 at 2. Rev. Wayne Good of Hespeler Missionary Church officiated. Pallbearers: Robert and Ken Chester; Ross Miller, James Brown, Ben Gowing and Stan Harnack. Interment Hespeler Cemetery. John Hammett Chester
 
6114 Lived with John Newstead. Mary Ann Chester
 
6115 There was a Richard Chester living in Barton Township, Wentworth in 1842 recorded on the census, three members of the family being born in England which would agree with the three in Richard's family Richard Chester
 
6116 CHESTER - Robert Edward Chester born January 21, 1936 to Robert Leonard and Catherine Margaret in Galt, Ontario. Robert (Bob to his friends and family) was the oldest of nine children. He moved to Craik, SK in 1958 and for the next several years worked for Art Wildfong and then Charlie Peckover while renting his Uncle Gordon's land. After several years of hard work, he purchased the land and, with a loan from Charlie, an adjoining quarter. In 1964 he purchased a half-section where he lived and farmed for the next thirty years. In 1972, Bob met and married Dorothy (Dolly) Greggains. They lived in Bob's old house until January 1980, when their new home was finished. They raised three sons, Gregg, Leonard and Robert Joseph. In 1995, Bob moved into a house in Craik and began working in Kenaston. When community from Craik proved too expensive, he rented a house from Reg and Joanie Zdunich, who became good friends of his and who we, his family, would like to thank for everything they did for Dad when his health began to fail. Bob left us on July 31, 2005 at 3:30 a.m. after suffering strokes in June and July. He died at Saskatoon's Royal University Hospital with his sons by his side. He will always be remember the things he taught us and we will miss his goodnatured teasing and his boisterous laugh. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. in the Craik Legion Hall. Interment will follow in Craik Cemetery. Robert Edward Chester Chester
 
6117 CHESTER, THOMAS
Word was received of the death of Mr. Chester on Friday evening, September 16, 1932, at his home in Missoula, Montana, in his 61st year. He was born in Puslinch Township, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Chester. He left this district when a young man of 19. His wife, who survives him, was Mary Fyfe Reeve, also a native of this district. Mr. Chester was a conductor on the Northern Pacific Railway. He was an active member of the Masonic Order. Also survived by four sisters and five brothers, Mrs. Charles Gowing of Waterloo Twp. ; Mrs. Francis Hilborn of Preston; Mrs. Charles Brown of Puslinch; Miss Martha Chester of Puslinch Twp. ; Benjamin, Richard, William and John of Puslinch Twp. ; and Edward of Guelph. His body was brought to the home of his brother-in-law, Robert Reeve in Puslinch Twp, whence the funeral took place on Friday at 2, accompanied by Mrs. Chester, her brother, William Reeve of Vancouver and her sister, Miss Elizabeth Reeve of California. Service was conducted by Rev. J. L. Small of St. George, assisted by Rev. T. G. Marshall of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Pallbearers: John R. Little, William J. Little, John Robertson, John McAllister, Elias Holm and John E. Chester. 
Thomas Chester
 
6118 CHESTER, WILLIAM
A lifelong resident of Puslinch Township (R. R. #2, Hespeler), at the Coutts Pavillion in Freeport, ON, on Tuesday, May 11, 1965, following an illness of six weeks, in his 83rd year. Son of the late Benjamin Chester and Catherine Hammett. Brother of John H. Chester of R. R. #2, Hespeler; Miss Martha Chester; and Bertha (Mrs. Charles Brown), both of Hespeler. Predeceased by five sisters and four brothers. Mr. Chester was a farm worker most of his life. He was an affiliate of the United Missionary Church. Service at the Nelson Funeral Home, 23 Galt St. in Hespeler on Thurs. , May 13 at 2: 30, conducted by Rev. W. Earle Prosser of the United Missionary Church. Pallbearers: Donald Chester, James Brown, Chester Brown, Alfred Gowing, Benjamin Gowing and Alger Hilborn. Interment Hespeler Cemetery. 
William Chester
 
6119 Resided with Theophilus Sampson. William Chipman
 
6120 CHIPMAN, William 'Bill'

Passed away peacefully, at Lisaard House, on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the age of 68. Loving husband of the late Anne Marie Chipman (nee Mantler). Beloved brother of Shirley Smith (Alf), Wayne Chipman (Phyllis) and Gary Chipman (Gen). Dear nephew of Doris French. Bill will also be fondly remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews and cousins as well as his brothers and sisters-in-law. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Ivan and Gertrude Chipman, as well as his sister, Diane Frances Snow and brother-in-law, Winston Smith. Bill Chipman was hired by the Galt Police Force on July 3, 1967. He was initially assigned to Patrol duties in Galt. On June 17, 1973, Constable Chipman was transferred to the Traffic Branch, the same year that the various municipal police services were amalgamated into the Waterloo Regional Police Force. On June 24, 1984, Bill was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned to serve in the Detective Branch in Cambridge. On June 15, 1986, Sergeant Chipman was transferred back to the Traffic Branch as the Officer-in-charge. Bill was later promoted to Staff Sergeant on December 24, 1995 and remained as the Officer-in-charge of the Traffic Branch, until he retired on December 31, 2000. He was very passionate about traffic safety and made a significant contribution to reduce impaired driving through his work on the Board of M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St. N. Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Friday, August 15, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 53 Wellington St. Cambridge, on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 15 Aug 2014 
William "Bill" Chipman
 
6121 No Eby Id # Christina Marie Chisholm
 
6122 ESTHER EVELYN CHISHOLM

Miss Esther Evelyn Chisholm died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Chisholm, 2, Third avenue, Preston, Sunday, June 21, following a lengthy illness. Deceased was in her 21st year and was born in London, England and came to Canada when nine months old. She was a resident of Preston for 19 years and was an employee of the Parker-Steel Shoe Company. Surviving are her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs, Herbert Chisholm; one brother, Herbert, at home; and four sisters, Mrs. Ralph Wolfe, Kitchener; Violet, Mary and Eileen at home. The funeral service will he held from the above address, Wednesday, June 28, at 2.30 pm. Rev. W. Bagnall will officiate. Interment in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 26 Jun 1933 pg 3 
Esther Evelyn Chisholm
 
6123 Brother Harry Francis, CR CHISHOLM
CHISHOLM, Brother Harry Francis, CR The Congregation of the Resurrection announces the death of Brother Harry Francis Chisholm of Resurrection Manor on January 25, 2014. He was in his 96th year and 58th year of religious life. Brother Harry is predeceased by his parents Elizabeth and Harry Chisholm. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his sister Margaret and brother-in-law Harold Bartscher, as well as many nieces, a nephew, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Brother Harry was born on June 15, 1918, in Peckham, London, England where he received his elementary and secondary education. He worked as a stationary engineer with the Province of Ontario and later served in England with the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War. Brother Harry was a member of Canadian Legion (Branch #50) in Kitchener. He took great pride marching with his fellow veterans each year on Remembrance Day. He entered the Congregation in 1953, professed his temporary vows on December 15, 1955 in Dundas, Ontario and his final vows on December 15, 1960 in Kitchener, Ontario. He spent his entire ministry at St. Jerome's High School (1955- 1994) supporting Catholic education with his brother Resurrectionists and the lay faculty and staff. He retired at Resurrection Manor, Waterloo in 1994 and became a resident at A.R. Goudie Eventide Home, Kitchener in 1999. Brother Harry often expressed his gratitude for the gifts of a caring and supportive family, for his call to religious life in the Congregation and for the opportunity to minister at St. Jerome's High School. We express our gratitude to the staff at A.R. Goudie Eventide Home, Kitchener for their dedicated care to Brother Harry over many years. The Mass of the Resurrection will take place at St. Eugene's Chapel, Resurrection College, 265 Westmount Rd. North, Waterloo on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will take place prior to the funeral Mass beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener followed by the reception. Donations in Brother Harry's memory may be made to the Congregation of the Resurrection for the care of their retired members and forwarded to 265 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G7 or arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, ON N2J 1P7.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 28 Jan 2014 
Harry Frances Chisholm
 
6124 James Chisholm

A genial "border Scot," conducting a high-class merchant tailoring establishment near the head of Main Street. Mr. Chisholm has had a long and practical experience in high-class establishments in Edinburgh, Scotland, and in our own Queen City, Toronto, thus placing him in the front ranks. No better fit or style can be found than that given by Mr. Chisholm. He is president of the Scottish Boarders' Association of Canada.1a

1aJubilee Souvenir of Galt, 1897  
James Chisholm
 
6125 WOELFLE, Kathleen

Of 178 Fifth Ave., Kitchener, on Sunday, Jan. 13, 1991, at Freeport Hospital Health Care Village, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Ralph Woelfle. Dear mother of Donovan and Verna Woelfle of Waterloo and Geraldine (Mrs. James Bauman) of Kitchener. Also survived by three sisters, Mary (Mrs. Aubrey McCurdy) of Cambridge, Violet (Mrs. Wally Columba), Eileen Heubercheck, both of Kitchener and seven grandchildren, Robert, Craig, Dean, Christopher, Curtis, Cyndy and Cheri and 12 great-grandchildren. Kathleen was a resident of the K-W area for the past 76 years. There will be no visitation. The funeral and committal service will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, 587 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 1991 at 1:30 p.m., with Canon Dan Webb officiating. Interment in Preston cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge. 653-3251.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Jan 1991 pg A1 1 
Kathleen Lilly Chisholm
 
6126 Thomas Chisholm was born in Melrose, Roxboroughshire, Scotland and arrived with his famiy in 1831 at the age of 10. He served on the North Dumfries Council and was reeve. He served on the Waterloo County Council and was also reeve and warden there. He was director of the South Waterloo Agricultural Sociey and the North Dumfries and South Waterloo Fire Insurance Co.1a

1aCambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

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Thomas Chisholm was born in Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland in 1822 and immigrated to Upper Canada with his parents in 1832. The family settled in North Dumfries Township, Waterloo County.

Chisholm was a member of the third council of the Township of Dumfries. He served as Deputy Reeve of the Township in 1854-55, Reeve of the Township in 1856-59, a councillor in 1860, returning again as Reeve from 1862-64. He was elected Warden of Waterloo County in 1862. Later he became an Assessor, retiring in 1885.

He was a Director of the South Waterloo Agriculture Society, on the Board of Directors of the North Dumfries and South Wellington Fire Insurance Company, and a member of the Wrigley's Corners School Board.2a

2aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame

 
Thomas Chisholm
 
6127 CHISWELL, John Ross

Of 82 Millside Drive, Milton, Ont., Friday, July 11, 1986, at Milton District Hospital, in his 35th year. Beloved husband of Sylvia Young and dear brother of Anne (Mrs. Donald MacMaster) of Cambridge. Mr. Chiswell was born in Kitchener, lived all his life in Cambridge, moving to Milton one year ago. He was an electrical inspector at Allen-Bradley Canada Ltd., of Cambridge. Member of Knox Preston Presbyterian Church and the Cambridge Odd Fellows Lodge No. 188. President of the Challenger's Motor Sports Association of Cambridge. Predeceased by his parents, Ross and Janet Chiswell and one sister, Rosslyn. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Knox Preston Presbyterian Church, Monday at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Jul 1986 pg C15 
John Ross Chiswell
 
6128 Charles A. Chittick

PRESTON — Charles A. Chittick, 818 Queen St., Preston died Thursday at South Waterloo Hospital, Galt. He was 71. Mr. Chittick was born in Egbert and had resided 46 years in Preston. He owned and operated his own Interior decorating business in Galt from 1942 to 1956 and prior to that he had been employed for 25 years at Walker Stores in Galt. He retired in 1956. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife the former Louana Kleinsteuber, one daughter, Mrs. William (Ellenor) Hutchison of Midland; one sister Mrs. Eldine Tilker of Hanover and four grandchildren. The body is at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home where funeral service will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Preston cemetery. Rev. H. O. Hartig of St. Peter's Lutheran Church will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Nov 1968 pg 25 
Charles Andrew Chittick
 
6129 POMMER, Wendy Louise (Mrs. Garry) - Peacefully, on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at her residence, Wendy (Choma) Pommer, in her 49th year, of RR 3, Listowel.

Loving wife of Garry Pommer; dear mother of Ted and Jake Pommer, at home, Jody Bauman, Michael Bauman and his companion Yvonne Harrison, all of Kitchener and Denny and Joanne Bauman of Fergus; grandmother of Nathan; daughter of Elizabeth Choma of St. Clements and daughter-in-law of Ross and Anne Pommer of Elmira and Shirley Gauthier of Kitchener; sister of Dani Hilker and her companion Tim Boose of Elmira, Mark Choma and his wife Sheila of Drayton, Michael Choma and his wife Anne of RR 2, Desboro. Predeceased by her father, Peter Choma.

There will be no funeral home visitation. At Wendy's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at St. James Lutheran Chruch, Elmira at 11 am, with Rev. Barry Boeckner officiating.1a

1aThe Record 5 Feb 2001 
Wendy Louise Choma
 
6130 CHOMITZ, John - Passed away with family at his side, on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, at the age 77. Beloved husband of Mary-Kay (nee Olinski) Chomitz. Loving father of Steven (Jane) of Kitchener, Peter (Fiona) of Kaslo, B.C., Patti Chomitz (Grace) of Kitchener. Dear grandfather of Lindsay of Kitchener, Joseph, Sarah and Bronwyn of B.C. Dear brother to Peter (Leona) and Olga Lackenbauer of Kitchener. Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Paulina Chomitz. John owned and operated the Ye Olde Barber Shoppe on Ottawa St. S. for many years. John's family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, August 30, 2009 from 1-1:45 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A service celebrating John's life will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2009 in the chapel of the funeral home followed by a reception. As expressions of sympathy donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Cremation has taken place. Visit www.henrywalser.com for John's memorial.1a

1aWaterloo Record Record 20 Aug 2009 
John Chomitz
 
6131 Mrs. Felix F. Coski, (37) Breithaupt St., died at the K-W Hospital, Saturday, following a lengthy illness. Born in Ukraina she came to Canada in 1914. Surviving is her husband, Felix whom she married May 17, 1917 in Toronto. Surviving besides her husband, are two daughters Helen at home and Mrs. Joseph A. (Stella) Simons, Kitchener. Two grandchildren also survive, and one brother Mike, Toronto and one sister in Europe. The body is at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home where the service will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. Interment will be made in Woodland Cemetery. Rev. A.E. Pletch will officiate.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Feb 1953 
Mary Chomyk
 
6132 Lived with Ignatius Ditner. Adel Chopin
 
6133 A-2-175 Antoine Chopen Letters of Guardianship. Whereas John Chopen of the Township of Puslinch, in the County of Wellington, Yeoman, by petition to the said Court did set forth that Antoine Chopin, late of the Township of Stanley in the County of Huron, a widower leaving Antoine Chopin and Reynold Chopin, his natural and lawful children, the said Antoine being an infant of the age of eighteen years and the said Reynold Chopin being an infant of the age of sixteen years and that both the said Antoine and Reynold Chopin reside at the Township of Wilmot. That the said Antoine Chopin died after having made his will but without appointing any Curator or Guardian of the said infants. That due notice has been given of the Petitioner's intention to apply to be appointed Guardian, and that the Petitioner is the brother and one of the next of kin of the said infants, and prayed that he might be appointed Guardian of the said infants pursuant to the statute in that behalf and that Letters of Guardianship might be granted to him by the said Court. Be it known that on the twentieth day of January 1863, the said John Chopin was appointed Guardian of them the said Antoine Chopin and Reynold Chopin and these Letters of Guardianship are accordingly granted by the said Court to the said John Chopin, with power and authority to him to do all such acts, matters and things as a Guardian may or ought to do under and by virtue of any act of the Parliament of Upper Canada or of this Province relating to minors and their property…

BOND Know all men by these presents that we John Chopin of the Township of Puslinch in the County of Wellington and Casper Stiffler of the Township of Puslinch in the County of Wellington and Robert Foster of the Township of Puslinch in the County of Wellington are held and firmly bound unto Anthony[sic] Chopin and Reynold Chopin the infant children of Antoine Chopin late of the Township of Stanley in the united counties of Huron and Bruce, Yeoman, deceased, in the following penal sum that is to say the said John Chopin in the sum of four hundred dollars, the said Casper Stiffler in the sum of four hundred dollars and the said Robert Foster in the sum of four hundred dollars for which payment to be well and truly made unto the said Antoine Chopin and Reynold Chopin we bind ourselves and each of us by ourselves our and every of our Executors, administrators, firmly by these presents sealed with our seals dated the seventh day of October 1862. Whereas the said John Chopin being appointed Guardian of the said infants by the Surrogate Court of the County of Waterloo, according to the statute in that behalf, is required to give security to perform the said trust. Now the condition of this obligation is such that if the above hereunder John Chopin, Guardian to the infant children of the said Late Antoine Chopin shall faithfully perform the said trust, and that the said Guardian or his Executors or administrators will when the said wards respectively become of the full age of twenty one years or whenever the said Guardianship shall be determined or sooner, if thereunto required by the Judge of the said Surrogate Court render to the said wards or their Executors or administrators a true and just account of all goods, monies, interests, rents, profits, or the sum or balance of money which may be in the hands of the guardian belonging to such ward or wards, deducting therefrom and retaining a reasonable sum for the expenses of the said Guardian then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue.

Letters of Guardianship granted 20th January 18631a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

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Valuable Real Estates For Sale

The same were of late owned by Mr. Joseph Vurpillat and lie on both sides of the Wilmot and North East Hope Town line, consisting of \endash

A very good, substantial commodious Tavern, on the North East Hope side of the road, with an extensive and well built Barn, Stables and Driving House on the Wilmot Side of the road and abundantly provided with good Water for man and beast, having two Pumps and a running Stream. The whold made up in the most accommodating manner, whilst the stand for Tavern and other business is most excellent.

A well laid out Farm on the North East Side of the line, containing about 73 Acres of land, nearly all of whom are clear and under good cultivation and fences.

Another Excellent Farm on the Wilmot side of the road, containing 62 Acres more or less, all clear and under good cultivation, and whereon there are erected a dwelling house & a large barn, both very good and substantial built; besides other improvements, among which there are two Pumps with excellent water, whilst a running stream is close at hand at the roadfence. These properties are to be sold either in parts as above, or the whole together, as it may suit purchasers. Good Right & Title to the whold will be given as soon as satisfaction shall have been given. The particulars may be inquired of and bargains be made and concluded with the subscribing proprietor, living at the Tavern.

ANTHONY CHOPIN
August 3, 18492a

2aDuetsche Canadier, Aug. 10, 1849
 
Antoine Chopin
 
6134 CHORA, Jose Varao

Peacefully, at St. Luke's Place, Cambridge, on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at the age of 75. Loving and devoted husband of Leonilde Chora (nee Borges). Cherished father of John Chora, Anna Chora and Louis Chora. Special grandfather of Samuel and Liam. Jose will also be sadly missed by his siblings, Aldora, Manuel, Maria and Rosa, as well as his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Rested at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family received friends on Saturday, April 28, 2012 and Sunday, April 29, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rosary was recited on Sunday, at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, was celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Elgin St. S., Cambridge, on Monday, April 30, 2012, at 10 a.m. Interment followed at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Cambridge Times 2 May 2012 
Jose Varao Chora
 
6135 Lived with Conrad and Elisabeth Gates George Chovers
 
6136 CHOWNYK, Stanley Paul

At St. Mary's Hospital, on Thursday, Jan. 30, 1992, Stanley Chownyk, of 3727 King St. E., Kitchener, age 72 years. Mr. Chownyk was born in the family home on King Street East, a son of the late Michael Chownyk and the former Julia Bejko. He served over-seas for 51/2 years with the Highland Light Infantry of Canada from 1940-1945. He was employed by John Forsyth Co. for over 20 years and latterly was employed by the LCBO from 1985.1985, retiring as assistant manager. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kitchener Branch 50. Beloved husband of Marjorie (Grischow); loving father and father-in-law of Karen and Terry Geddes of Breslau. Sadly missed by grandsons, Paul, Marc and Michael Geddes and a brother, Joseph Chownyk and his wife Stella of Michigan. Also survived by brothers-in-law, Walter and Robert Grischow. He was predeceased by five brothers, Adam, Emil, Walter, John and Julius and two sisters, Mary Bodnar and Stella Kosikowsky. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 821 King St. W., Kitchener, on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held in the chapel on Monday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Robert Shaw officiating. Private interment St. Clement's Cemetery, Cambridge. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 31 Jan 1992 pg A11 
Stanley Paul Chownyk
 
6137 A gruesome and particularly unusual case (I have found no parallel to it in the province) comes from Waterloo in 1859. A Dr. Frederick Christ was convicted of having stolen the body of a child of the Eby family from the grave to make a skeleton. Dr. Christ had apparently performed the same operation on a number of bodies and, it appears from the evidence at the trial, freely admitted to enquiring friends and visitors at his house what he was doing. One witness testified that he saw the doctor boiling what the doctor affirmed to be human bones in a kettle, another that he saw human bones in a tub in the doctor's barn. Presumably the accused was in the business of selling mounted skeletons to doctors and medical students. He and an accomplice were each sentenced to three months in the common jail.1a

1aBody-Snatching in Ontario by Royce MacGillivray (Berlin Telegraph, 2 and 16 September 1859)

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Dr. Frederick Christ, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, committed suicide last night. He had been married twice, and both of his wives committed suicide.2a

2aThe Daily Phoenix from Columbia, South Carolina ·January 24, 1875 Page 3

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A distressing investigation was held before the Magistrates of Berlin, on Wednesday, involving the character of one of the medical gentlemen of that town, another residing in Elmira, and a gentleman closely connected with the first-charged offender. It seems that for some time suspicious hints and cirumstances, and smells, had indicated that the resurrection trade was being revived in Berlin, and that the remains of certain bodies had been conveyed to the premises of a medical gentleman, and, after dissection, the flesh had been consumed by boiling. The circumstances were so pointed that the magistrates deemed them sufficient to issue warrants for the arrest of the parties accused, and search warrants were also put into the hands of the officers to examine the Doctor's premises, and there accordingly they found the mutilated re-mains of several human bodies. Among these were the remains of a fine young lad named Eby, the son of Mr. Abraham Eby, of Bridgeport. The youth had been accidently killed at a soiree at Bridgeport a week or two ago, and his body interred, amid the heartfelt sorrow of a multitude of friends. A portion of his body was found on the premises of the accused, and they were sworn to by the afflicted father from certain marks. Portions of two other bodies were found, which the accused stated were those of certain persons; the tale was found to be false. The bodies appear all to have been taken from a graveyard in Berlin.3a

3aHuntingdon Herald
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German Workingmen s Aid Society (Arbeiter Unterslnetzung Verein). '97 Organized August 19, 1869, and incorporated June 16, 1870, with twenty-three charter members. Object: The relief of members and their families in distress. First officers: Pres., Dr. Frederick Christ; Treas. Frank Kuenzel; Sec, Herman Vielkind.4a


4aHistory of the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan...by Albert Baxter.

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QUEEN vs DR CHRIST

This case, which we noticed in this journal a short time ago, arose out of the fact that the prisoner, Dr. Christ, had been detected in the act of boiling parts of a human body on his premises in the Village of Waterloo. From some remarks he, Dr. Christ had dropped, it was suspected that a son of Mr. Abraham Eby, who was killed at Bridgeport had been taken from his grave; which on examination proved to be correct. The indictment is as follows: The Jurors of our Sovereign Lady the Queen upon their oaths present that Frederick Christ did on the 13th of August last willfully and indecently enter the churchyard of the Mennonites in Berlin, and dig open the grave in which one Edward Eby had been buried, and did then take away the said body.

The following witnesses were then called on behalf of the Crown:

JOHN WALTER - Sworn - Was on Christ's premises on the 29th August, and saw him boiling something in a kettle. Christ said those are the bones of a human being, of which I am going to make a skeleton.

Cross examined - Was not annoyed by the smell. Christ did not say to me he was going to sell the bones.

Dr. S.S. BOWERS - Is a physician in Waterloo. Was on Christ's premises on the 30th day of August last. Opened a tub in a barn and saw quite a number of human bones. The smell I the barn was that peculiar to a human body in a state of decomposition. Saw also in the house where Christ lived, the whole of the bones belonging to a skeleton. Saw other bones taken from a trunk. The bones so found, belonged to a head. Can't tell what size they were, as they were broken and only a very few of them. Should think they belonged to a child of 7, 8, or 9 years. Can't tell how long since they were dressed. Here the bones were produced and Dr. Bowers described them fully to the Court. A scalp was also produced, which showed evidence of the skull having been fractured.

Cross ex'd - The bones in the tub were those of a grown person. Have no means of connecting the bones of the head with the scalp shown. The trunk in which the bones were found was not concealed.

ABRAHAM EBY - Affirmed - Had a son killed on the 23rd of July, aged nearly six years, was buried in the Mennonite Churchyard, Berlin. With the particulars of this child's death our readers are already acquainted. Witness identified the hair as belonging to his son. The scalp produced is that of my son. Swears positively that the bones produced are belonging to his child.

MR. SPENCER, ESQ. - Sworn - On going to the premised of Dr. Christ, I told him I understood that they were carrying on the business of preparing skeletons. Christ said he did and he made no secret of it. He had a right to do it, and it was nobody's business how he made his money. Corroborated the evidence of Dr. Bowers as to the appearance of the bones in the tub, and of the skeletons in the house. Went and saw the grave of Mr. Eby's child, opened it and found the coffin empty. On returning to Christ's house found the pile of small bones removed. Was present when Mr. Abraham Eby's son was killed. Find the same marks on the scalp produced, and were on the head of the child. Cannot be mistaken as I helped to wash and lay out the child.

Cross ex'd - I committed Christ for a misdemeanor for cutting up bodies and boiling them. I am not on bad terms with Dr. Christ. Considered it my duty after examining the premises to have Christ and Werthman arrested. Offered to take bail from them on their appearance at court. The did not tender any.

JOHN W. KOEHLER - Sworn - A few days after the burial of Eby's child, Dr. Christ came into Schnarr's Tavern in Waterloo Village, and made the remark that the bodies of William Rebscher, John Nahrgang, and Zoeger were not in their graves. Afterwards, Dr. Christ offered to bet with witness that Abram Eby's child was not in his grave. Christ said that he would not go and bring the bodies himself, but that he could get plenty at an outlay of ten dollars.

Cross ex'd - But for Dr. Christ having offered to bet with me as to the child being out of his grave, I had no reason to suppose that he had taken the body. Thinks it was about a week after the funeral, when defendant offered to bet with him. have always been on good terms with defendant.

Abram Eby - Recalled by Crown Attorney - Said he examined the grave where his child was buried, and found the same empty. D.S. Shoemaker and Moses Springer, Esqs. were present.

WM. LOEFFLER - Sworn - On two occasions saw a team leave Christ's premises about 10 pm and return about 2 am. Saw the parties unload bags from the wagon. Christ owns a team.

Cross ex'd - Has known Dr. Christ to be called to attend patients after night. I am on good terms with Dr. Christ.

M. SPRINGER - Recalled - Saw a large bag on the premises. I recognize the hook now shown to me as the one found in the cellar of Christ's home. Is ignorant of its uses.

CONRAD SMITH - Sworn - the hook produced was made in my shop, by order of one of Werthman's boys.

This closed the case for the prosecution. [Mr. Palmer, Barrister, of Guelph, did all he could for the prisoner, but the evidence was too strong against him. - Ed. Ch.]

His Honor read the indictment, and the evidence in full to the Jury, and stated at some length the different Statutes connected with such cases. The jury retired, and after a very short absence returned into Court with a verdict of Guilty.

The trial of the QUEEN vs WERTHMAN, was then gone into. The evidence was in every respect similar to that adduced in the case of Dr. Christ. Verdict Guilty.

Christ and Werthman were sentenced to 3 months in Common Gaol.1a

1aBerlin Chronicle And Gazette - Tuesday Morning, Sep. 20, 1859 - County Court and Quarter Sessions 
Dr. Johann Friedrich "Frederick" Christ
 
6138 Business Card in Der Deutsche Canadier Dr. Johann Friedrich "Frederick" Christ
 
6139 Listed as being a prisoner in 1856 & 1859 Dr. Johann Friedrich "Frederick" Christ
 
6140 The death led the doctor into heavy drinking and a state of depression. On January 21st 1875, Dr. Christ ended his life with an overdose of morphine. Dr. Johann Friedrich "Frederick" Christ
 
6141 Annie Christie, "was born November 2nd, 1869. On March 13th, 1888, she was married to Elmer Richardson who was born June 19th, 1866. To them are born three children, namely: Bessie, born September 16th, 1890; Neal Dow, born February 19th, 1894; and George Christie, born December 24th, 1894."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Annie Christie
 
6142 CHRISTIE, DAVID, politician and farmer; b. in Edinburgh, Scotland, in October 1818, son of Robert Christie; d. at Paris, Ont., 14 Dec. 1880.

David Christie was educated at Edinburgh High School; he was a good student, particularly well versed in Latin literature. In 1833 he came to Canada with his family. The next year his father took up a farm near St George in the southern part of Dumfries Township (in what is now South Dumfries Township), an area of largely Scottish settlement in the Grand River valley of Upper Canada. The Christie family was closely connected with the Dumfries Secessionist Presbyterian congregation, especially through David's uncle, the Reverend Thomas Christie, a Presbyterian missionary in the district for the United Associate Secessionist Church, a fragment split from the established Kirk in Scotland. David was certainly exposed to the Dumfries church's strongly held doctrine of voluntaryism - that churches should be voluntary organizations, not established, aided, or in any way interfered with by the state.......Meanwhile, he had continued to make his own estate, "The Plains," an agricultural showplace. The Dumfries property was also held until 1871, and by 1868 Christie already had, by deed, some 540 acres in his Brantford Township estate, on which he built a handsome mansion. He had married Isabella Turnbull of Dumfries in 1848. She died in 1858, and in 1860 he was married again, to Margaret Telfer of Springfield in Elgin County. The Christies had a large family at their Plains residence, where they frequently housed friends, political allies, and visiting agriculturalists. Moreover, from 1866 onward, a one-time schoolfellow become political enemy and now again an increasingly close friend, George Brown, had been developing his own extensive farming estate at Bow Park on the other side of Brantford. In the 1870s the two became frequent visitors, happily reminiscing about past political battles. Christie, in fact, became vice-president of the cattle company which Brown incorporated for his large-scale pedigreed stockbreeding enterprise at Bow Park.....1a

1aJ. M. S. Careless, "CHRISTIE, DAVID," in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 10, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003\endash , accessed May 31, 2014, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/christie_david_10E.html.

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Death of Hon. David Christie

At four o'clock on Wednesday morning last, this gentleman died, after an illness extending over about three weeks. The cause of his death was somewhat singular. For a few days a corn on one of his toes had been troubling him very much and he undertook to cut it. Happening to cut to the quick it was observed that a small quantity of pus exuded, but nothing was thought of it at the time. The toe continuing very sore, while in Paris, he showed it to a medical man, who advised poulticing. This Mr. Christie did for a few days, but without any beneficial result. Another medical man was consulted, who simply changed the poultice, and thought a few days would effect a cure. Continuing to get worse, on Friday last symptoms of mortification showed themselves, and there been some delay in securing the attendance of a physician, we believe that when the medical man did arrive he pronounced the case as almost hopeless, as the mortification had extended so far that amputation to check it could not be resorted to in the then low condition of the patient. From this time Mr. Christie gradually sank, until at the hour we named, he died.

It is needless to write of the life of this gentleman. In this district the record is well known. Successively he has occupied very responsible positions of trust. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1818, and was therefore aged 62 years at the time of his death. A brother in arms, in every sense, of the late Hon. George Brown, it is a curious coincidence that in the same year and from somewhat similar cases, they should both have been called away.

Mr. Christie's funeral takes place today (Friday) at 1 o'clock pm, from the residence of Mrs. Telfer, Paris, to the Cemetery of St. George.2a


2aGalt Reporter Dec 17 1880 pg 1 
David Christie
 
6143 George Christie, "was born March 31st, 1872. On December 24th, 1894, he was married to Lena Godfrey who was born August 21st, 1873."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
George Christie
 
6144 GEORGE ARCHIBALD CHRISTIE 1913 - 2006 George died peacefully, at Twin Oaks of Maryhill, on Monday, March 20, 2006, at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Jean Elizabeth (Harding), who predeceased him April 9, 2005. Cherished father of Karen (Tom Dagg) and Calvin Christie. He will lovingly be remembered by his grandchildren, Jennah and Eric. He was predeceased by his parents, Carrie (Legge) and George Christie and eight brothers and sisters. George was a proud veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas for four years with the RCAF 409 Squadron Night Fighters. Friends are invited to share their memories of George with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South on Thursday, March 23, 2006, from 12 noon until 1 pm. The funeral service to celebrate George's life will follow in the chapel at 1 p.m. on Thursday, with Rev. Lowell Nussey officiating. Following the service, friends and relatives are invited to the Historic Kuntz House for refreshments and a time to visit with the family. Following the reception, interment will take place in Memory Gardens. The family would like to thank the staff at Twin Oaks for the excellent care George received. In memory of George, donations to the Alzheimer Society of K-W would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be arranged through the funeral home. Donations/Condolences/Flowers www.edwardrgood.com 745-84451a

1aThe Record 21 Mar 2006 
George Archibald Christie
 
6145 John A. Christie, "was born in Thedford, Ontario, March 20th, 1863. On April 5th, 1888, he was married to Susan Kinzie and resides at Boston, Michigan. To them were born two children, namely: George, born April 16th, 1889, and Mabel, born November 8th, 1891, and died September 25th, 1894."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John A. Christie
 
6146 May Christie, "was born July 15th, 1867. On March 21st, 1886, she was married to Herman Getty who was born at Caradoc, Ontario, March 31st, 1865. They have a family of five children, namely: Vernie H., born January 6th, 1887; Clara E., born January 17th, 1889; Glen, born September 2nd, 1890; Louis E., born May 12th, 1892; and Iva M., born June 20th, 1894."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
May Christie
 
6147 Wilhelmine Christie, "was born at Lowell, Michigan, August 4th, 1865. On October 28th, 1886, she was married to John M. Klahn, born in Germany in 1856. They have three children, namely: Howard R., born August 16th, 1887; Arthur G., born August 5th, 1890; and Gladys Verl, born July 11th, 1892."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Wilhelmine Christie
 
6148 Mother Bereaved Twice In Few Days

News Of Death of Last Surviving Member of Family Held Back For Fear of Too Great a Shock

The two last surviving children of Mrs. Jane Christman's family of seven children, passed away within several days of each other. Word was received this week of the death and burial of her son Philip H. Christman at Denver, Colorado, following a paralytic stroke. He was widely known in mercantile circles there. Mrs. Christman was informed of the son's death this week. Word of the death of her daughter, Agnes Christman, who was well-known in town, reached here on Tuesday but was not passed on to Mrs. Christman immediately for fear that news of the deaths of her last two children within such a short time of each other and so sudden would be too much.

The funeral service of Miss Agnes Christman was held at 10:30 Thursday morning from the Dreisinger Funeral home. Interment was made in the family plot, in Elmira. Rev. J. Ure Stewart conducted the funeral services.

The account of the death of Philip Christman as recorded in a Denver paper was as follows:

Mr. Christman was born in Elmira, Ontario, on March 22, 1876. He came to Denver, 27 years ago and had lived here since. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, No. 84 A.F. and A.M. He is survived by his wife and a daughter of Denver, his mother, Mrs. Jane Christman, and a sister, Agnes of Elmira. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday after at the Olinger Mortuary, Speer boulevard and Sherman street. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery."

The death of Miss Agnes Christman took place at the Old People's Home in Kitchener. Deceased was born in Elmira on Sept. 13, 1872. Her death followed a short illness of flu which later developed into pneumonia. On Monday she expressed a wish to have her mother come to see her, but owing to Mrs. Christman's age, which is nearly 90, it was thought advisable for her not to go.1a

1aElmira Signet 
Agnes Christman
 
6149 Mrs. Amelia Harper A resident of Waterloo for more than 30 years, Mrs. Amelia Harper, 69, widow of the late J. Al. Harper, died at her home, 28 Young street, east, Waterloo, Monday evening [June 21, 1937]. Prior to her illness she was an active member of Knox Presbyterian church. During her residence in Waterloo, Mrs. Harper gained a wide circle of friends. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Christman of Elmira, Mrs. Harper was born in Elmira. Her husband predeceased her two and a half years ago and she is survived by one son, Dr. G. E. Harper, and one daughter Mrs. [Pauline] H. A. Rogers, both of Waterloo, four grandchildren, one sister, Miss Bertha Christman, Elmira, and three brothers, George Christman of Elmira, Charles Christman of Windsor and Otto Christman of Orillia. The funeral was held from her late residence Wednesday afternoon [June 23]. Interment was made at Mount Hope Cemetery. Rev. James Fleming, pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo conducted the services.1a

1aWaterloo Chronicle, Friday, June 25, 1937, page 10  
Amelia Christman
 
6150 "A blacksmith by trade, lived in Neustadt. In 1881 they moved to Harbor Springs, MI."

A History of the Diebel Family, 1736-1936, Hanover Post Press 1936 
Charles Christman
 
6151 Sad, Sudden and Mysterious

A very sad and unexpected death was that of Mr. David L. Christman, youngest son of Mrs. J. Christman of Elmira. The young man died at Toronto where he was employed in a whole-sale house. He enjoyed good health until a few days before his death. The first symptoms he noticed were small dark spots appearing under the skin on different parts of the body. Then his nose began to bleed and as all ordinary means to stop the bleeding failed, a doctor was called in who succeeded with some difficulty in stopping the flow of blood. The patient felt considerably better and when his brother lay down to sleep beside him on Wednesday evening (of last week) nothing serious was feared. But when the brother awoke on the following morning he found the pillow saturated with blood. The patient had already lost consciousness and the efforts of two doctors, who were at once summoned, failed to revive him. He died in short time being suffocated by the quantity of blood in the air vessels. The doctors were very much puzzled and said they had never met with a similar case. They thought a blood vessel burst and clogged up the circulation, but a definite, adequate solution of the case they could not give. The corpse was brought to Elmira and buried on Saturday afternoon. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community in their sudden loss.1a

1aTHE ELMIRA ADVERTISER, March 23, 1899 
David Lewis Christman
 
6152 It is our duty this week to chronicle the death of Mr. Henry Christman, one of our pioneers. Mr. Christman died on the 9th inst., 1888 after a lingering illness of several years. His sickness was a complication of disorders, but death was due to flooding of the heart. Mr. Christman was born in Greese, Rhein Giessen, Baiern on the 1st of July 1818. He emigrated to America in 1846, going to Gensborough near St. Catharines, where he stayed four years, when he came to West Woolwich in 1850, being one of the very first settlers here. After his arrival here he worked for Mr. Edward Bristow at the blacksmithing for a time, afterwards starting for himself, at which he was employed until 1856 when he built the brick hotel now occupied by Mr. Henry Zilliax, and was second Postmaster here, being followed by Mr. Peter Winger our present Postmaster. After being in the hotel for some time he bough the farm known as the Christman Homestead, one mile south of Elmira, on which he lived 15 years, after which he retired to Elmira, where he lived until his death Mr. Christman was married twice having 11 children of the first wife of whom 6 are living. After the death of his wife he married the widow of Mr. Warle, having 6 children of his second wife of whom 3 are living. His wife and 9 children therefore survive him. His children are Mr. Philip Christman of Elmira, Mrs. Lewis Hollinger of Wallace, Mrs. Fritz Conrad near Elmira, Mr. Jacob Christman do., Mrs. Jacob Brown of Listowel, Mr. William Christman of Chippawa Hill and Herman, Leopold and Henry. Mr. Christman was a member of the Lutheran Church for a good many years, a staunch conservative and believer in the N. P. Mr. Christmas died surrounded by his children and large circle of friends. The funeral which took place on Sunday was largely attended.1a

1aElmira Advertiser 15 Nov 1888 
Henry Christman
 
6153 Last Sunday morning, Mr. Jacob Christman, a well-known citizen, who had spent almost the whole of his life in this neighborhood, passed away after suffering a number of years from a lingering illness which, however, did not confine him to the house until last Christmas. Deceased was a son of the late Henry Christman and came to Elmira with his parents when he was two years of age. He was born on the "Twenties" Lincoln County, in 1848, was married to Miss Louisa Miller in 1875, with whom he had six children, two of whom died in their youth. He leaves a sorrowing widow, two sons, John and Oscar, and two daughters. After his marriage, deceased engaged in agriculture and lived several years on the farm now occupied by Mr. Hy. Horst. Later he returned to the Christman homestead, a short distance south of Elmira. He was a model of physical strength and manhood of a kind and generous disposition and enjoyed the respect of his acquaintances. In 1892 he purchased the Union Hotel in Elmira, where he did a large business until fire destroyed the premises after which he purchased the O'Donnell House. This he conducted until a few years ago, when he retired and lived in a private residence. He was a member of the local lodge of Odd Fellows, and his fellow members participated in the funeral services which were held last Tuesday. After the burial, Rev. Schulz preached an impressive sermon in St. James Lutheran church where a large concourse of relatives and friends had gathered.1a

1aElmira Signet, May 16, 1908 
Jacob Christman
 
6154 1871 - John Christman is staying with Anna Kreuziger. John Christman
 
6155 Oscar Christman, 67, died suddenly while visiting the creamery in Elmira on Saturday. A native of his district, Mr. Christman was a part-time employee of the Elmira P.U.C. for the past three years. Previously he worked at Waterloo and before coming to reside in Elmira three years ago, farmed with his brother in Peel Township. Surviving besides his wife, the former Clara Schedewitz, are one brother, John, Elmira, and one sister, Mrs. Clara Wiltse, of Florida. The funeral was held Tuesday from his home on Factory St., to St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Interment was in Elmira Cemetery. Rev. Frank Malinsky, pastor of St. Paul's Church, officiated.1a

1aElmira Signet 13 Oct 1949 
Oscar Christman
 
6156 CHRISTMAN, Percy Arthur - Passed away at St. Mary's Hospital, on Wednesday, January 14, 2009, aged 91 years, surrounded by his family. Loving husband of the late Lila Christman (nee Hodge). Dear father of Lori McInally of Kitchener. Loving grandfather of Craig McInally (Nicole Sielski) and Brent McInally. Predeceased by his son-in-law, Jim McInally. Stepfather to Jean Mannerow of Chesley and Don Baker of (Minden). Percy is also fondly remembered by his sister, Winnie Hewitson of Walkerton and predeceased by three sisters and one brother. Percy will also be remembered by many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Percy was a Veteran of the Second World War and a member of Waterloo Legion Branch No. 530. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service at the Westmount Funeral Chapel , 1001 Ottawa Street S. at Westmount (519-743-8900 ) on Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at 11 a.m. Rev. Marilyn Rushton officiating. Cremation has taken place. Donations in memory of Percy may be made to the War Amps of Canada. For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit www.MeM.com.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record Jan. 17, 2009  
Percy Arthur Christman
 
6157 From the Elmira Signet, Elmira, Ont, Thursday, October 6, 1927

Philip Christman, Pioneer Resident, Mourned In Death:
Respected Citizen, Who Succumbed, Aged 85, Long Identified With Elmira Affairs:
WAS A WATERLOO WARDEN

Spent More Than Score of Years at Smith's Forge: Odd Fellow Over Half-century

Gale Presbyterian church was filled to capacity on Sunday afternoon when friends and relatives from far and near gathered to pay tribute to the late Philip Christman, aged 85, Elmira's oldest resident and second oldest citizen, and an outstanding figure in the life of the community. Services were conducted at this late residence, Arthur street, at 2.30 p.m. And later at the Presbyterian church, of which he was a faithful member for many years. Rev. F. McAvoy, pastor of the church, was c in charge of the services, assisted by Rev. A. M. Hamiton of Guelph, an old friend of Mr. Christman and a former pastor here.

Former Postmaster

An ex-postmaster, and an ex-warden of Waterloo County, Philip Christman was one of Elmira's pioneer citizens and was intimately associated with the growth of the town from its early days. Born in Bavaria on February 14, 1842, in sight of the Rhine, he came with his parents to Ontario in the year 1846, locating near St. Catherines. He moved to Elmira in 1856, where as a lad he got what little schooling there was available and commenced the trade of blacksmithing under the tutelage of Walter Wells, later a prominent citizen of Waterloo.

Farmed For Time

Mr. Christman worked for Block Markle at this trade and eventually bought the business which he carried on some time. Two years later Mr. Christman bought a farm near the town, which he and his son Charles worked for three years. Neither liking farming, he sold out and returned to Elmira and started blacksmithing again, continuing in this business for 20 years. Mr. Christman came to Elmira when it was not even a Hamlet, and it was sturdy stock such as he that made Elmira what it is today.

Councilor and Warden

In later years he became interested in municipal affairs and became councilor and later reeve of Woolwich and warden of Waterloo County. He was a member of the Odd Fellows for 54 years and was installed Nobel Grand 14 years ago. Mr. Christman was a remarkable healthy man all his life. At the age of 81 he could still turn a horse-shoe and set a tire as well as the more modern tradesman. In 1915 he was appointed postmaster here but retired in 1922. Since that time he has been enjoying a well earned rest. He was married to Paulina Vogt in 1867, a union which was blessed by five children, Mrs. Amelia Harper, Waterloo; Charles, Windsor; Otto L., Orillia; Miss Bertha and George at home.

Many Mourners

The remains were interred in the Elmira Cemetery, the burial rites of the Odd Fellow being performed at the graveside. The pallberarers were Messrs. William Behrens, J. A. Schroder, F. Shurly, Frank Rudow, A. Moses and Jack Maine. Among the out of town mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Christman, Windsor; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Christman and son Lorne, Orillia; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Harper, Mr.and Mrs. Hugh Rogers, Dr. and Mrs. Grant Harper, Mr. and Mrs. A. MacIntyre, Mr. and Mrs. J. Schondelmoyer, Mr. and Mrs. J. Conrad and daughter, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Jansen, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hunter, Galt; Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Elby, St. Thomas; Mrs. J. Brundle, Mr. and Mrs. William Smith and Mrs. Frank Dunham, Hamiton; Mr. and Mrs. Scarrett, Port Huron; Miss Annie Uttley, Kitchener; Mr. and Mrs. Alf Jeanneret, Mr. And Mrs. Boomer, Toronto; Mrs. William Smith, Mr. Allan Smith, Mrs. Adam Pfaff, Rev. A. M. Hamilton, Guelph; Mr. and Mrs. George Hathaway, Mrs. Edward Roos, New Hamburg, and Mrs. Theoph Winn, Preston; Mr. and Mrs. John Goldner and son, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hollinger, Listowel.

_________________________________________________

Mr. Phillip Christman was born in Germany. When 10 years of age he came, with his parents to Elmira, in the year 1851, and is therefore one of the earliest residents of Elmira yet living. He served his apprenticeship to the blacksmithing trade in Elmira and later started a shop of his own. Thirty years ago he conducted the Anglo American Hotel, where the Zilliax House now stands. Later he disposed of this and bought a farm in Woolwich Township. Twelve years ago he returned to Elmira and again engaged in blacksmithing. He has been councillor of Elmira two years and Reeve for three years.1a

1aEnterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903. 
Philip Christman
 
6158 The Anglo American Hotel, later named the Zilliax House Philip Christman
 
6159 "Mr. Christman was born in Elmira, Ontario on March 22, 1876. He came to Denver 27 years ago and had lived here since. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 80 A.F. and A.M. He is survived by his wife and a daughter of Denver, his mother, Mrs. Jane Christman, and a sister, Agnes, of Elmira. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at the Olinger Mortuary, Speer boulevard and Sherman street. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery."

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Mother Bereaved Twice In Few Days

News Of Death of Last Surviving Member of Family Held Back For Fear of Too Great a Shock

The two last surviving children of Mrs. Jane Christman's family of seven children, passed away within several days of each other. Word was received this week of the death and burial of her son Philip H. Christman at Denver, Colorado, following a paralytic stroke. He was widely known in mercantile circles there. Mrs. Christman was informed of the son's death this week. Word of the death of her daughter, Agnes Christman, who was well-known in town, reached here on Tuesday but was not passed on to Mrs. Christman immediately for fear that news of the deaths of her last two children within such a short time of each other and so sudden would be too much.

The funeral service of Miss Agnes Christman was held at 10:30 Thursday morning from the Dreisinger Funeral home. Interment was made in the family plot, in Elmira. Rev. J. Ure Stewart conducted the funeral services.

The account of the death of Philip Christman as recorded in a Denver paper was as follows:

Mr. Christman was born in Elmira, Ontario, on March 22, 1876. He came to Denver, 27 years ago and had lived here since. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, No. 84 A.F. and A.M. He is survived by his wife and a daughter of Denver, his mother, Mrs. Jane Christman, and a sister, Agnes of Elmira. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday after at the Olinger Mortuary, Speer boulevard and Sherman street. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery."

The death of Miss Agnes Christman took place at the Old People's Home in Kitchener. Deceased was born in Elmira on Sept. 13, 1872. Her death followed a short illness of flu which later developed into pneumonia. On Monday she expressed a wish to have her mother come to see her, but owing to Mrs. Christman's age, which is nearly 90, it was thought advisable for her not to go.1a

1aElmira Signet 
Philip H. Christman
 
6160 Elmira Signet 9 Jun 1904 p. 1, col. 3

Messrs Philip and Jacob Christman attended the funeral of their brother William, at Port Elgin last week. Deceased was a successful and prosperous farmer living several miles from Port Elgin. A few days prior to his death he met with an accident, a cow having fallen against him and fractured his leg. The wounded member was bandaged and all seemed to be well with the patient. A few days later he was seized with pain in the head and on Wednesday morning while attempting to take breakfast he expired suddenly. He was the youngest son of the late Henry Christman, spent his youth and early manhood in and near Elmira and removed to near Owen Sound and later to Port Elgin, many years ago. He had reached the age of 50 years and 5 months. 
William H. Christman
 
6161 Moved to Pleasant, Allan County, Indiana and in later life lived with his son John. Johannes Michael Christmann
 
6162 Annie Christner, "was born April 8th, 1862. She is married to Cummin Rennie. They reside two miles north of New Hamburg where he is engaged in farming. they have a family of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Annie "Nancy" Christner
 
6163 Barbara Christner, "died, aged about fifteen years."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Christner
 
6164 Barbara Christner, "the eldest daughter in family and only child of first wife, was married to Henry Sutter."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Christner
 
6165 Barbara Christner, "was born in March, 1812. She was married to Christian Miller. They resided in North Easthope Township, Perth County, where he was engaged in farming. Both are dead. Their family consisted of five children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Christner
 
6166 Barbara Christner, "was born May 29th, 1864. She resides at DeWitt, Nebraska, where she is engaged in dressmaking, etc. She is not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Christner
 
6167 Caroline Christner, "is married to Simon Shantz. They reside near Haysville, on his father's old farm. Their family consists of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Caroline Christner
 
6168 Catharine Christner, "the eldest daughter of second wife, was married to Christian Neuschwander."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Christner
 
6169 Catharine Christner, "was born February 12th, 1864. She is unmarried and resides with her father in New Hamburg."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Christner
 
6170 Lived with Jonas and Mary Shantz Catharine Christner
 
6171 Christian Christner, "a native of Switzerland, was born about the year 1750. In his younger days he emigrated to Upper Alsace where he died. He was married twice but the names of neither first nor second wife have been received. He had a family of four children" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Christian Christner
 
6172 Christian Christner, "the eldest son of John Christner, was born in Upper Alsace, June 21st, 1815, and came to America, in 1825, when ten years of age. On February 10th, 1846, he was married to Anna Honsberger. She was born March 15th, 1825, and died March 20th, 1884. Soon after their marriage he moved to a farm near New Hamburg. Some time after the decease of his wife he moved to New Hamburg where he still resides with one of his daughters. His family consisted of eleven children" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_________________

Christian Christner was born in upper Alsace, Germany, June 21, 1815. Emigrated to this country in the year 1825. After suffering but a short time he passed peacefully away in New Hamburg, Ont., on April 6, 1907, 91 Y., 9 M., 15 D. His wife preceded him 23 years, after which he moved to New Hamburg where he resided with two of his daughters until death. He was a member of the Mennonite church. He leaves to mourn his departure four sons and six daughters. Two of his daughters became members of the same church. Funeral services were conducted by Amos S. Cressman, from Psa 90:12 and Noah Stauffer, from Rev. 20:6. The services were held in our Amish Brethren's place of worship, Steinman's M. H.

Gospel Herald April 25, 1907, page 159 Volume XLIV, Number 17 
Christian Christner
 
6173 Christian Christner, "was born March 25th, 1860. He resides at Oklahoma, Indian Territory, U.S., where he is engaged in real estate business. He is unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Christian Christner
 
6174 Christopher Christner, "is also at home with his father and assists his brother Cyrus on the farm. He is not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Christopher N. Christner
 
6175 Cyrus Christner, "is a farmer and works his father's farm. He is not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Cyrus Christner
 
6176 Daniel Christner, "was born November 8th, 1846. Resides at Wilmot Centre where he is engaged in farming. He was first married to Polly, daughter of Joseph Shantz of Wilmot Township, and after her decease to Hannah Feick. His family consists of eight children, four are of the first wife and four of the second. their names are V Ira, V David, V Ida, V Elden, V Alda, V Edna, V John, and V Minnie."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Daniel Christner
 
6177 Elizabeth Christner, "twin sister to Barbara, is married to Christian Otto, a farmer. they reside near Haysville, Ontario. To them were born five children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Christner
 
6178 Enos Christner, "was born February 21st, 1850. He resides on his father's old farm two miles north of New Hamburg. He is married to Adeline Feick. Their family consists of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Enos Christner
 
6179 Isaac Christner, "is a farmer and resides in Wilmot Township, on the Oxford Town-line, near Plattsville, Ontario. He is married to Elizabeth Binkley. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Christner
 
6180 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". 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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On the 25th of May, in Wilmot township, Waterloo county, Ont., of the infirmities of old age, John Christener, aged 90 years, 5 months and 15 day. He was buried on the 31st on which occasion funeral discourses were delivered by Moses Bowman, from Rev. 2:17, and Geo Schmitt, from Deut. 32:29. He wa a native of Florimont, Upper Alsace, and emigrated with his family to Canada, in 1826, where his wife died 30 years ago. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for about 70 years2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume VIII, Number 7 - July, 1871 - pp 110,111 
Johannes "John" Christner
 
6181 John Christner, "was born January 26th, 1852. He resides near DeWitt P.O., Silene County, Nebraska where he is engaged in farming. He is married to Louisa Becker. they have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Christner
 
6182 John Manley Christner, "the youngest of Peter and Catharine (Nahrang) Christner's family, died aged about six years."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Manley Christner
 
6183 Leah Christner,"was born September 29th, 1858. She is married to David S., son of David Shantz of Wilmot Township. They reside a little east of Baden where he is engaged in farming. their family consists of six children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Shantz.-Leah Christner, beloved wife of David S. Shantz, died in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sept. 15, 1914; aged 55 y. 11 m. 17 d. She was the mother of 10 children and leaves to mourn a loving husband, 6 sons and 2 daughters, 2 sons having preceded her. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She was of a kind and loving disposition. Her place in the church is vacant, but much more in the home. "What is home without a mother?" We feel to sympathize with the bereaved family, but we believe that our loss is her eternal gain. According to our views this mother could not have been spared, but the Bible teaches us, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord." "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." Funeral was held Sept. 19 and was perhaps the largest ever held at this place. Services at the house by Orphen Wismer and at the church by Bish. Jonas Snyder and Manasseh Hallman. Text. Matt. 25:6; Phil. 1:23. Interment in Shantz's Cemetery. May God comfort the bereaved.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 31 - October 29, 1914, page 504 
Leah Christner
 
6184 Lucinda Christner, "was married to Christian Zimmerman, a farmer. they resided in East Zorra Township, Oxford County, Ontario, where he died May 11th, 1881. The widow resides in New Hamburg since 1883. She has two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Lucinda Christner
 
6185 Lydia Christner, "the youngest child Christian Christner, was born October 2nd, 1867. She is unmarried and resides in Omaha, Nebraska."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Christner
 
6186 Maria Christner, "the second daughter of second wife, was married to Frederick Luckebihl. In the year 1825, in company with her brother, John, and family, moved to America. In Philadelphia the two families parted, Maria and her husband moved to Wayne County, Ohio, where they both died. they had one child, a daughter named III Catharine."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Maria Christner
 
6187 Mary Christner, "was born March 14th, 1848. She is married to James Hastings. they reside in North Easthope Township, Perth County, where he is engaged in farming. They have a family of five children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Christner
 
6188 Mary Ann Christner, "has her home with her sister, Mrs. Zimmerman, who resides in New Hamburg, Ontario. She is unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Christner
 
6189 Menno Christner, "the eldest, resides in Cleveland, Ohio where he is engaged in the carpet and wall paper business. He was married to Susannah Werner who died about four years ago, leaving no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Menno Christner
 
6190 Peter Christner, "the second son of John Christner, was born in Alsace, October 12th, 1817. In 1847 he was married to Catharine Nahrang. They reside on south side of Huron Road, Wilmot Township, about three miles south-west of New Hamburg, where they own a beautiful farm. they had a family of ten children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Peter L. Christner
 
6191 CHRISTNER, Bob Passed away on Friday, August 26, 2011 at St. Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener. Bob was born 79 years ago in Kitchener and was the son of the late Charles and Violet (Otto) Christner. Beloved husband of Dianne (Naumann) Christner who were married for 51 years. Dear father of Tom Christner and friend Terry Shaw and Dave and wife Sherry Christner all of New Hamburg. Loving grandpa of Callan and Cohen. Missed by his brother Burt and wife Helen Christner of New Hamburg, mother-in-law Viola Naumann of Baden, brother-in-law Larry and wife Donna Naumann of Baden, sisters-in-law Shirley Christner of Aurora and Gloria (nee Naumann). Bob was predeceased by brothers Bill Christner, Ray Christner and brother-in-law Ken Naumann and father-in-law Sylvester Naumann. Also remembered by a number of nieces and nephews. Bob was employed at Electrohome in Kitchener for over thirty years. Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger years and loved watching his sons and grandsons play hockey and ball. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Bob's life will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg. A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 532, New Hamburg. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre. On-line condolences and donation information available at: www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca.1a

1aWaterloo Regioni Record 26 Aug 2011 
Robert "Bob" Christner
 
6192 Veronica Christner, "the fourth and youngest child of John Christner, was born in Upper Alsace, September 28th, 1820, came to America in 1825 and settled in this county in October of the same year. On March 13th, 1841, she was married to Noah, son of George B. Bechtel. they reside on a farm three miles south-west of New Hamburg. Their family consisted of eleven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Veronica "Fannie" Christner
 
6193 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Dr. Richard D. Christy
 
6194 One day, early in 1875, Sheriff Moses Springer made a proposition to Edgar Chrysler, a member of the Methodist Church Board. He had in his hands the disposition of a twenty- five-year-old Township Hall on Queen Street North. It belonged to the Crown Lands Department and it was rented at the time to the German newspaper, but, if Edgar Chrysler would buy it for church purposes within twenty-four hours, he might have it at a bargain'97$200.00.
Edgar Chrysler, after consultation with some of the church members, went to his employer, John Fennell, and asked him for two hundred dollars on a note. Fennell advanced the money and Chrysler came into possession of the hall. At a church board meeting, on Nov. 20, 1874, Chrysler presented a receipt for the money and the deed for the property. When the note was about to fall due, a congregational meeting was called and $222.60 was raised to pay the note and the accrued interest. The old church built in 1841 was then sold to the United Brethren Church. I. E. Bowman, M.P., was the recording steward of the church at the time.

THE CENTENARY OF TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, KITCHENER, FORMERLY BERLIN, Condensed from "So Great a Heritage," by B. Mabel Dunham, B.A. from 29th Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society 1941

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MR. EDGAR CHRYSLER
Information has been received of the death of Mr. Edgar Chrysler, in Brantford on Tuesday, Dec. 29th. Death was due to motor paralysis, the deceased passing peacefully away on Tuesday morning. The funeral which was private took place on Thursday, Dec. 31st, at the St. George cemetery. The deceased was in his 77th year.
The late Mr. Chrysler was a well-known figure in Berlin, and throughout the country, being born and raised in Wilmot Tp. near Haysville. For over thirty years and until two months ago he was the chief salesman and buyer of the J. Fennell hardware store. He was an honest, faithful man, and a member of the Methodist Church.

Chronicle-Telegraph 14 Jan 1915 pg 4 
Edgar Chrysler
 
6195 John Wesley Chrysler, son of Henry and Mary Chrysler, died in Wilmot twp., Nov. 4, 1869; ge, 27. A funeral was held, Nov. 6th, in Mt. Carmel Chuch on Washington Circuit, and his body was buried in the Wesleyan Cemetery, Plattsville.1a

1aChristian Guardian 22 Dec 1869, pg 203 
John Wesley Chrysler
 
6196 Ernest probably was a "Home Child" a orphan from England sent to be with a Canadian Family. Ernest Chudderbreak
 
6197 Jane later moved to England. Jane Church
 
6198 PIONEER CITIZEN OF EUGENE SUDDENLY CALLED

REBECCA CHURCH GILLIS

Mrs. Rebecca Church Gillis, wife of John Peter Gillis, and among the oldest residents of Eugene, died last sunday afternoon in Danville, Illinois, while on a visit at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Schuessler. She was taken ill only a day or two before, followed by a stroke of parlysis that proved fatal.

The deceased was born in Buffalo, New York, October 15, 1836, making her age past 76 years. Her parents came to this country from Germany. Besides the husband, there are surviving four sons and four daughters. The sons are Charles, Mathias, John and Andrew. The daughters are Mrs. Mary Richardson of Cayuga, Mrs. Katherine Schuessler, Mrs. Anna Puzey of Danville and Mrs. Eva Miller. The deceased also had a brother, Andrew Church, whose home is at Carroll, Missouri and was a half-brother to Mathias "Mat" Church, a tailor who lived in Eugene that passed away 19 years ago.

Mrs. Gillis was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Nicholas "Nick" Church. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richardson and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gillis and sons Andrew, Mathias and John all of Cayuga, were in attendance at the funeral which was held at St. Patrick's church at 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning followed by burial in Springhill Cemetery in Danville, Illinois.

Obituary newspaper unknown 
Rebecca "Becky" Church
 
6199 CHURCHILL, Cyril J.

On Friday, August 12, 2005, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 63rd year. Beloved husband, for 35 years of Marie McCarthy, dear father of Ann Marie (Scott) Janes and Greg (Phallyn) Churchill, all of Cambridge. Sadly missed by two grandchildren, Michael and Rebecca; six brothers and sisters. Mr. Churchill, was born in St John's Nfld. and was a long time resident of Cambridge. He was a member of Avenue Road Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at Avenue Road Baptist Church, 465 Avenue Road, Cambridge, Tuesday, August 16, 2005, from 10 a.m., till service time at 11 a.m., with Pastor John Caswell officiating. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 15 Aug 2005 pg B7 
Cycil J. Churchill
 
6200 CICERI, Norman F. - At the Grand River Hospital, K-W Health Centre, Kitchener, ON., on Tuesday February 20, 2007. Norman Frederick Ciceri aged 89 years. Norman was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and had served in the Second World War with the Canadian Army overseas and had been employed with the Brewers Retail as manager for 41 years until his retirement in 1981. Loving father to Herb and his wife Coleen of Brampton; brother to Earl and his wife Lois of Toronto and Mrs. Edna Green of Cambridge; cherished Grandpa to Ryan and Matthew, Kimberly and Kyle. Predeceased by his parents, Eligio Ciceri and Louise Oberer; his wife the former Margaret Lobsinger in 2002 and his daughter Karen Krueger in 2005; three brothers Lloyd, Stanley and Harold and three sisters Dorothy, Marjorie and Kathleen. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W. on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. from St. John's Lutheran Church, 22 Willow St. Waterloo, with Pastor Val Hennig officiating. Donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund as expressions of sympathy through the funeral home or email www.ratzbechtelfuneralhome.com1a

1aThe Record Newspaper 22 Feb 2007 
Norman F. Ciceri
 
6201 CIEPIELA, Wo)ciech (Albert)

Of 234 King St. E., Cambridge, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1992, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Stanislawa (Stella) Smakowski (1984). Dear father of Edmund and his wife Wanda of Willowdale, Louise and her husband Conrad Woods of Midland, Mich. Lovingly remembered by three grandchildren, Carol Anne Woods, Karen Batzer and Michael Woods and two great-grandsons, Brian and Craig Batzer. Predeceased by his parents, three brothers and one sister, all in Poland. Mr. Ciepiela was born in Borusowa, Poland and came to Canada in 1927. He was a longtime employee of Clare Brothers Ltd. of Cambridge, retiring in 1974; a member of St. Clement's RC Church and a founding member of the Polish Alliance Society of Cambridge Group No. 6. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Thursday), 7-9 p.m.; Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 15, 1992, at St. Clement's RC Church, Duke Street, Cambridge at 11 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 13 Feb 1992 pg A9 
Wojciech "Albert" Ciepiela
 
6202 Cimbron, Carlos Da Ponte Cordeiro

Peacefully, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, with his family by his side, on Monday, April 26, 2010, at the age of 74. Loving and devoted husband of Ana Rita (nee Da Silva). Cherished father of Aida Cordeiro (Eusebio) and Esmeralda Tavares (Alfredo). Special grandfather of Meagan, Mathew, Aaron and Alexia. Brother of Joao (Deolinda) and Manuel (Maria). Carlos will also be sadly missed by his mother, Maria, Eduardo Da Costa (Valdemira) as well as several family members and friends. Predeceased by his father Antonio. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, Elgin St. S., Cambridge, on Friday, April 30, 2010, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 5 May 2010 
Carlos Da Ponte Cordeiro Cimbron
 
6203 BENDUS, Pauline (nee Cisarchuk)

On Monday, December 13, 2004, after a brief illness. Mrs. Bendus leaves behind her only son, Danny of Cambridge. She was predeceased by her husband, Adam in 1999. Also predeceasing her were brothers, Michael, William and Peter Cisarchuk, all of Kitchener and recently her sister, Anne Kovacs of Hamilton. She is survived by her sisters, Theresa Young of Burnaby, BC and Sophia Hiuser of Kitchener. She is sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bendus was an active member of St. Clement's RC Church Altar Society and also of Preston's Civil Defense, in the 1950's and 1960's. She was an avid reader all of her life and had taken courses at Lougheed Business College and at Waterloo University. She was interested in flowers, as well and for a brief period was a member of the Preston Horticultural Society. Mrs. Bendus had been employed in the Insurance field at Canada Health and Accident Co., in Waterloo. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge, on Thursday, December 16, 2004, at 10 a.m. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 14 Dec 2004 pg B7 
Pauline Cisarchuk
 
6204 Nicholas Cluciura

PRESTON—Nicholas Ciuciura, 67, of First Avenue, died today at his residence. He had been ill two years. Born in Austria, he came to Windsor from there in 1911, to Preston a year later and lived here since. A moulder by trade, he was employed with Clare Bros., Ltd., here for many years, doing lighter work during the last few years prior to his retirement. He was a member of St. Clement's RC Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary, Shewchuk; a son, Peter, Waterloo; a daughter. Mrs. Claude (Margaret) Brenner, Linwood; three brothers, Michael, Anthony and John, all of Preston and eight grandchildren. The body will be at the Maurice J. O'Brien Funeral Residence until 8:30 a.m. Thursday when requiem high mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's Church at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Clement's Cemetery. Members of the Catholic Women's League and Altar Society are requested to meet at the funeral residence Wednesday at 3 p.m. and the Holy Name Society at, 8 p.m. for recitation of the rosary.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Sep 1957 pg 7 
Nicolaus "Nick" Ciuciura
 
6205 CIUMAN, Michael Joseph

Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, at K-W Hospital, on Sunday, Nov. 27, 1994, age 70 years. Mike was a member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 50, Kitchener. He served in the Second World War with the Canadian Fusiliers and the Black Watch. He was missing in action July 1944 and was a prisoner of war fora short period of time. Loved son of the late Annie and Frank Ciuman. Husband of Betty (nee Addis); father of Sandra and her husband Blair Dunn of Cambridge; grandpa to Corrie Ann and Troy Matthew. Survived by his sisters, Vera Reinhardt, Dorothy Sobisch and Mary and her husband Robert Gardner, all of Kitchener and his brother, Joe and his wife Grace of Portland, Oregon. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister, Helen Webb and his brothers, Johnny, Frank, Eddie and Stanley. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Jim Sutton officiating. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge (Preston). Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre.

The Record 28 Nov 1994 pg A9 
Michael Joseph Ciuman
 
6206 CLACK, Alfred L.

Of 750 Hamilton St., Cambridge, Saturday, May 25, 1985, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Natalie Throw; dear father of Janice (Mrs. Rod Boynton). Also survived by two grandchildren, Jason and Scott and a brother, William of Cambridge. Mr. Clack was a resident of Cambridge (P) all his life; he was employed by Butler Metal Products of Preston; veteran of Second World War, serving with the Royal Canadian Navy; member of the Preston Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 126. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Saturday (today), 7-9 and Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, Monday at 2 p.m. Interment in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 25 May 1985 pg C15 
Alfred L. Clack
 
6207 Charles S. Clack

GALT—Charles S. Clack of Eventide Home, Galt, died today. He was 80. Mr. Clack was born in Wiltshire, England and came to Preston in 1912, where be lived until 1959, when he moved to Galt. He had resided the last year at Eventide Home. In 1954 he retired from the Grand River Railway, where he worked for many years. He was affiliated with the Anglican Church. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Margaret Duff-Kerr, in 1959. Surviving are two sons, William of Galt and Alfred of Preston; one brother in England and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at Barthel-Stager Funeral Home in Preston, where funeral and committal services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be later in Preston Park Lawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Oct 1969 pg 25 
Charles Stewart Clack
 
6208 CLACK, William C. (Bill)

Passed away, peacefully, at his residence, Saint Luke's Place, Cambridge, on Monday, October 11, 1999, in his 83rd year. Beloved father of Alan and his wife Genny of Burford, James and his wife Margaret of Nova Scotia, Grant and his wife Kathryn of Cambridge and Mares Thomson and her husband Colin of Platteville; loving grandfather of Murray and Lyssa, Craig and Colleen, Susan and Danny, Warren, Laurie, John, Meghan and Christopher and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Clack was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Ralph; his parents, Charles and Margaret Clack and a brother, Alfred. Mr. Clack was born in Preston on May 24, 1917 and was retired from the Grand River Railway. He was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, a member of the Cambridge Seniors Woodworking Club, The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 126, Preston and served overseas with the RCAF. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home on Thursday, October 14, l999, at 1:30 p.m. Interment l'arklawn Cemetery.

The Record 12 Oct 1999 pg B3 
William C. "Bill" Clack
 
6209 Mrs. Viena Hunt, ws born in Vermont, Aug. 18, 1812, married Robert Hunt, May 15, 1833, and came to Canada with him right after their marriage, settling in Waterdown. they lived for 18 years in the village of Preston in Waterloo twp., and for nearly 8 years in Blenheim twp. on Washington circuit. A few months ago, after visiting the children at a distance, Mr. and Mrs. Hunt moved to the city of London, where Mrs. Hunt died, Aug. 2, 1872; predeceased by 2 children. At the time of her death, her youngest daughter was 18, and her youngest son was 17.1a

1aChristian Guardian 11 Sep 1871 pg 295 
Viena Claflin
 
6210 CLAIN, William (Bill)

Peacefully, passed away surrounded by his loving family at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Brenda (Corby). Loving father of Edward Clain (Ann-Marie). Loving grandfather to Vaughn. Survived by his sister Kit (Len) Beckett, his in-laws Gordon and Blanche Corby as well as by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his brothers Gerald and George. Bill's family will receive friends at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held from the Chapel of Coutts Funeral Home on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 2 May 2013 
William E. Clain
 
6211 CLARENCE "BUD" CLAIR 1916-2006
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family; at the K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Monday, February 20, 2006, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee Thaler) for 66 years. Loving father of Cameron and his wife Alice, Joan and her husband Michael Wolf, Marilyn and her husband George Milligan and Jim and his wife Liz. Proud and loving grandfather of Scott and Janice Clair, Jeff and Shelley Clair, Rod and Denise Wolf, Brent and Amy Wolf, Tom Milligan, Bonnie and Todd Shore, Ryan Clair and Trevor Clair and great-grandfather of Cassandra and Jessica Clair, Karly and Wesley Clair, Abigail and Valerie Wolf, Jack and Blake Wolf, Skylar and Jillian Shore. He will be fondly remembered by his brother-in-law, Robert Tupman. Bud was born on September 11, 1916 in New Hamburg to the late George and Barbara (nee Dahmer) Clair. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Leslie, Stanley and Wallace and sister, June Tupman. Bud was a well-known stone mason in the Kitchener-Waterloo area for 70 years, operating his own business. He was a longtime member and elder of Emmanuel United Church in Waterloo. Also a member of the KW Masonic Lodge and the Baden Chamber of Commerce and a charter member of the Waterloo Rod and Gun Club. Friends are invited to share their memories of Bud with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Bud's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bruce Sweet officiating. Immediately following the service, there will be a time of fellowship and refresh-ments in the funeral home's Fireside Reception Room. Following the recep-tion, interment will take place at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. In Bud's memory, donations may be made to Emmanuel United Church or the Grand River Cancer Centre and can be arranged through the funeral home. Condolences/Donations/Flowers www.edwardrgood.com 519-745-84451a

1aThe Record 21 Feb 2006 
Clarence Clair
 
6212 CLAIR, Henry

Of 145 Whitley St., Cambridge, on Monday, Sept. 14, 1987, at Parkwood Hospital, London, Ont., in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Pearl Gorr: dear father of William of Darmouth, N.S., Norman of Halifax. N.S., Verna Homeniuk of Cambridge, Mova (Mrs. Dave Patterson) of Branchton. Lovingly remembered by 16 grandchildren. four great-grandchildren and a brother, William of Kitchener. Mr. Clair was born in Hamilton and came to Cambridge, in 1950, from Toronto. He was a retired employee of Angelstone Ltd., a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas with the 21st Engineers and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Preston Branch 126. The family will receive friends at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home, Thursday, Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m. Interment Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Sep 1987 pg B11 
Henry Clair
 
6213 CLARE, Edward Charles Wm. "Ted"

Edward Charles Clare, died peacefully, on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at The Hanning House, Cambridge. Ted is the beloved husband of Grace (Lusty) Clare: much loved father of Mark, John and Jeff and brother of Miss Elisabeth Clare and Jane (Mrs. J. H. Rodd). He was predeceased by his only daughter, Laura. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge.

The Record 26 Sep 2007 pg B4 
Edward Charles William "Ted" Clare
 
6214 Frederick Clare was born in Preston educated in Galt. First job was with James Crosbie & Co. of Preston in 1874. In 1877 he moved to the Clare Bros. foundry established by his father in 1853. In 1881 he, his brother George and Henry Cornell Hilborn acquired the foundry with the retirement of his father which eventually became known as Clare Bros. Ltd. In 1912 he established the Stamped and Enamelled Ware factory in Hespeler. He was mayor of Preston, member of the Preston Hydro Electric Commission, and the Preston School Board. Later he among other brought the electric railway to Preston.1a

1aCambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

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Frederick Clare, President of Clare Brothers, in 82nd Year

PRESTON, Jan. 14— Frederick Clare, president of Clare Brothers and Company, Limited, Preston and the Stamped and Enamel Limited, Hespeler, died suddenly early this morning at his Queen street home here. He had been in failing health for some time. The late Mr. Clare was in his 82nd year. One of Preston's leading citizens, the late Mr. Clare was at the time of his death, the oldest stove manufacturer in Canada. It was said recently that the Clare firm manufactures more furnaces than any other company in the British Empire, a tribute to the ingenuity of the late Mr. Clare who, with his brother, the late Hon. George A. Clare, founded the firm here in 1881. The deceased was also the prime mover in the establishment of the Hespeler company about 1912. With the late Mr. Clare the business in which his firm is engaged was his uppermost thought practically from the time the industry was started on a small scale until late years when he took a keen interest in its progress. He was always a regular attendant at his office, paying his last visit there ten days ago. Illness however, forced his retirement to his home and he appeared improved considerably even yesterday. He retired last night about 11.30 o'clock and passed away peacefully in his sleep during the early hours of this morning. Friendly associations with his employees were always one of the keynotes, to his success. The late Mr. Clare was an inspiration to all who knew him. His interest in his fellow-worker was an attachment that endeared him to all workers in the plant as evidenced at gatherings of Clare Brothers Benefit Society, a mutual aid organization which he helped to sponsor and of which he was honorary president. From a civic standpoint the deceased was a robust citizen. He believed that every capable man should assist in the operations of his community. To this end the deceased did civic service for many years, commencing public life first as an alderman, then as a reeve and in 1906, 1907 and 1908 the electorate voiced appreciation of his services by returning him as mayor. The late Mr. Clare was born in Preston and apart from a short time, some six months that he worked in Chicago, he lived here his full life. He received his education at the Preston public school and upon graduation he attended the famed Tassie Hall in Galt. A staunch Conseevative in politics, the deceased was also a member of the Oddfellows lodge. Besides his wife, who before her marriage was Isabella Stuart Cameron, there survive two sons, J. Stuart Clare of Preston and Frederick C. Clare at home and two daughters, Miss Elizabeth at home, and Mary, Mrs. George Moss, Blair. Two grandsons and two granddaughters also survive. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon from the family residence, 231 Queen street, at 2.30 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Preston cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 14 Jan 1938 pg 3 
Frederick Clare
 
6215 George Adam Clare, Frederick Clare and Henry C. Hilborn founded Clare Brothers and Co. Frederick Clare
 
6216 George Adam Clare, Frederick Clare and Henry C. Hilborn founded Clare Brothers and Co. Frederick Clare
 
6217 Director MPP George Adam Clare, MPP
 
6218 George Adam Clare, Frederick Clare and Henry C. Hilborn founded Clare Brothers and Co. MPP George Adam Clare, MPP
 
6219 In 1875 worked for his father in his foundry. Later in 1881 purchased the foundry in partnership with his brother Frederick and Henry C. Hilborn. Business became known in 1901 as Clare Bros. Ltd. He was president of this company among others such as: Galt Stove and Furnace Co., Clare and Brodest Ltd of Winnipeg, Canadian Office and School Furniture Lt, Solid Leather Shoe Co. Ltd., Preston Car and Coach Co. Director of Stamped and Enamelled Ward Ltd. of Hespeler and Wellington Mutal Fire of Guelph. Served on Preston council, became Mayor of Preston, served on Waterloo council and warden. In 1900 elected as MPP of South Waterloo, appointed a Privy Councillor in 1913. He died in office.1a

1aCambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book] 
MPP George Adam Clare, MPP
 
6220 In association with Otto Klotz (the father of the Canadian Astronomer and Surveyor Dr. Otto Julius Klotz 1852-1923), George A. Clare, George Fink and William Hudson, they later formed the joint stock company "Canadian Office and School Furniture Co." (C.O.S.F.). This company expanded very quickly - as well as they also produced bureaux and church furnishings. It is said that C.O.S.F. outfitted 1250 Canada bank offices. In 1908 they had about 125-180 employees. MPP George Adam Clare, MPP
 
6221 named Privy Councillor by Prime Minister. MPP George Adam Clare, MPP
 
6222 President MPP George Adam Clare, MPP
 
6223 John Klarr later Clare, was born in Odenbach, Bavaria, Germany in 1823 and came to North America with his parents in 1834. The family first settled in Rochester, New York apprenticed in a foundry. In 1843 he arrived in Preston and in partnership he established a foundry with Jacob Beck and Valentine Wahn. The partnership dissolved in 1853 and he purchased the foundry previously operated by Erb and Guggisberg and made cast iron wood burning stoves, later building furnaces when central heating became available. He retired in 1881 sold his firm to his sons Frederick and George along with Henry C. Hilborn. He served on Preston council.1a

1aCambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

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John Clare, one of the oldest inhabitants of Preston, died on March 9th, of pneumonia, at the age of 64 years, 4 months, and 23 days. He was born in Odenbach, Rhine-Bavaria, came to America in 1834 as an 11 year-Old boy, first to Rochester, N.Y., later worked in an iron foundry in Hamilton, settled in Preston in 1844, where he carried on his business for 33 years.

In 1845, he married Margaretha Beck from Weiler in Baden (Margaretha Beck von Weiler in Baden) and the peaceful marriage produced 10 children, 5 boys and 5 in 1880, a dreadful misfortune befell him, in that his left hand was torn off as he attempted to start up his machinery. As a result, he retired from business in 1881. He was a good family man, an industrious business-man, a loyal and active member of the lutheran church, and a capable official of the town of Preston, which he served for several years as councillor and reeve in the town council, and more recently, in the county council.2a

2aBerliner Journal- March 15, 1888 (P.4 - Col.2) translated by Patricia Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library

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An enterprising young German came here [Preston] about 1838 by name of Mr. Jacob Beck. He had invented a peculiar kind of water-wheel, small in size but of great power, and its use in several small water powers gave young Mr. Beck quite a reputation. He commenced a small foundry near a saw-mill in the village of New Hope, and finding considerable encouragement came to Preston, where he erected a foundry upon the premises now owned by Peter E. Shantz in Fountain Street. Business increased rapidly, but unfortunately a fire broke out which completely destroyed his flourishing foundry and Mr. Beck, no insurance having been effected, stood once more poor and penniless; but, thanks to the liberality of his neighbors in and around Preston, a subscription was raised, men turned out to help with work and material and in a short time after the fire, Mr. Beck was again in possession of a foundry of considerably larger dimensions than the one destroyed by fire. He did an excellent business, and had men selling his stoves and other wares over a large part of Western Ontario. His means increased at a rapid rate, and he enlarged his premises according to the wants of his business. Some years later he took in as partners two of the young men in his employ, viz: John Clare and Valentine Wahn, and the foundry business continued to prosper for several years. Mr. Beck had in the meantime arranged with Mr. Robert Hunt of the Woolen Mills to improve his water power by heightening the dam and digging a canal from the dam alongside the (Speed River. This canal is still in existence except a small portion of its terminus which has recently been closed. Mr. Beck for the construction of the said canal obtained the privilege of erecting a saw-mill upon Mr. Hunt's premises. This saw-mill Mr. Beck carried on for some time but seeing that a grand scheme that he had in mind could not be carried out, he sold his sawmill to Messrs. Hunt & Elliott. This grand scheme was nothing less than extending the said canal, crossing King Street and Queen Street and erecting along the canal a number of factories and mills. The proprietor of the land positively refused to grant permission to construct such a canal and Mr. Beck was forced to abandon his cherished plan of making Preston a great manufacturing place, such as the Town of Galt is at the present day. Mr. Beck, notwithstanding the good business done in his foundry, became displeased with Preston. The partnership of Beck, Clare & Wahn was abruptly dissolved, the business closed and the affairs of the firm wound up. Each partner obtained his proper share of the assets, which were largely in excess of the liabilities, Mr. Clare a store and other property and Jacob Beck a large sum of money. He went in search of a mill property which he found in Wilmot. There he erected mills, foundry and other industries, and founded a village which he named Baden. The grist-mill built by him was the third grist-mill built with money earned in Preston.3a

3aFifth Annual Report Of The Waterloo Historical Society, 1917 pg 29

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The family name of John Clare, an astute and forward-looking industrialist of Preston who came to Canada from Germany, was originally Klaar.

In his late teens he learned the moulding trade in a foundry in Buffalo, NY, and in 1843 was hired by Jacob Beck of Preston. A short time later he became Beck's partner.

In 1853 when the Great Western Railway was being built Beck said: "We must locate on the railway." Clare replied: "They will have to come to us eventually." Both proved to be right for the railway did go through Preston. Beck sold his interest in the flourishing firm which became John Clare and Company.

Several sons succeeded him in the business, one of whom, George became a member of Parliament at Ottawa and a member of the Cabinet.4a

4aThe Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

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Clare, John, iron founder and tinsmith ; manufacturer and wholesale and retail dealer in stoves. Is a native of Germany, and has resided here since 1845. Formerly held the offices of Reeve and School Trustee.5a

5aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 (Village of Preston entries)  
John Clare
 
6224 John Stuart Clare, educated in Preston, Galt and St. Andrews College in Toronto. He served in the First World War then entred the family business of Clare Bros. Ltd., becoming president in 1938 after the death of his father.1a

1aCambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book] 
John Stuart Clare
 
6225 Died,/ In Orangeville, on Friday, April/ 12th, 1889,/ Mrs. Minnie Fox,/ Beloved wife of John Fox, aged 31/ years, 1 month, and 17 days./ Funeral/ Will take place on Sunday, at 2/ o'clock p.m., from the residence of/ Mrs. John Clare, to the Lutheran/ Church, and from there to the Pres-/ ton Cemetery./ Friends and acquaintances will/ please accept this intimation./ Preston, April 12th, 1889.1a

1aFuneral Card of Minnie Fox, From: Doon Heritage Crossroads, Accession Number: X.961.360.001 
Wilhelmina "Minnie" Clare
 
6226 Mrs. David Williams

LINWOOD. July 29— Mrs. David S. Williams died Wednesday at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, after a brief illness. The former Elizabeth Claridge, of Toronto, she is survived by her husband, David S. Williams, and a step-son, Kenneth of Waterloo. Funeral services will be held tonight at the Turner and Porter Funeral Chapel, Toronto, with Interment at Preston in Preston Cemetery tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. Rev. F. C. Miller of St. Paul's United Church will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Jul 1948 pg 21 
Elizabeth Claridge
 
6227 Arthur Clark was served in World War II. Worked at Standard Tube in Woodstock, Ontario, operated a number of business, such as house painter, variety store owner and restuarteur (the Chuck Wagon in Woodstock, Ontario). He was also member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as Branch President several times. He also was a very nice guy helping out many. He also had a robin tattooed on his right forearm. Arthur Leroy Clark
 
6228 CLARK, Bernard John

1934 - 2012. Passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, in the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 79th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Audrey. Left to mourn his loss are his loving daughter Laurie and her husband Edward Coleman, grandchildren Daena and Warren, and sister Geraldine Bettiol. Bernard was a long-time employee of Butler Metal Products and will be missed by all his friends and family. In keeping with Bernard's expressed desires, cremation has taken place. Please remember Bernard as he was. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to BARTHEL FUNERAL HOME, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, Ontario.

Cambridge Times 21 Dec 2012 
Bernard John Clark
 
6229 Died in Galt, on Wednesday, December 2nd, 1914, at 1 o'clock p. m. Betsy Clark beloved wife of Wm. Harkness The funeral will take place from her husband's residence, West River Road, on Saturday afternoon, December 5th, at 2 o'clock, to Glenmorris Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Funeral Card 
Betsy Clark
 
6230 MILLER, Dianne Faith - Reunited with her esteemed father. From our arms to our Heavenly Father's on Monday, January 3, 2005 in her 58th year. Precious daughter of Bernice Clark (nee Lewin) and the late Arthur Clark. Endeared daughter-in-law to Russell and Helen Miller. Beloved wife for 38 years to Graham Miller. Cherished and revered mother to Dale Miller (Cindy) of California, Tammy Ripley (Mike) of Kingsville, Arnold Miller of Kingsville, Kim Hammond (Mike) of Kingston, Caralee Jones (Mike) of Stratford, Eugene Miller and Amy Miller both of Woodstock. Lovingly remembered and adored by her grandchildren Christopher, Spencer, Benjamin, Bryanna, Maria, Graham, Reyna, Matthew, Lauren and Jayda. Dear sister of Dean Clark (Penny), David Clark and Deborah Andrews. Loved sister-in-law of Bernice Atkinson (Tony), Marion Chartrand, Doris McKeown (Dale), Velma Wherry (Ken), Joyce Quaife (Brett) and Lorna Skinner (Steve). Dianne will also be greatly missed by all her other family members and friends whose lives she had so deeply touched. As a longtime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She will be remembered for her stalwart faith, her devotion to children and her passion for family history. Dianne's passing mirrored her life - dignified, with faith and surrounded by her family. She will be greatly missed. Friends and family may call at the R.D. LONGWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (539-0004) Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the Chapel Friday at 1:30 p.m. with President Wayne Chisholm officiating. Interment later in the Anglican Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Woodstock Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com1a

1aWoodstock Daily Sentinel-Review 5 Jan 2005 
Dianne Faith Clark
 
6231 1851 Census of Waterloo Township:

Douglass D. CLARKCabinet MakerUSAME36 b. 14-Oct
Mariah CLARKMillinerCanadaME37 b. 25-Jan
William CLARKUSAME14b. 15-Jul
Archer CLARKUSAME9 b. 24-Nov
James D. CLARKCanadaME4 b. 5-May 
Douglas D. Clark
 
6232 CLARK, Edward J.

Formerly of 527 William St., Preston, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, Aug. 26, 1972, Edward J. Clark, beloved husband of Gertrude Lyons; dear father of Dorothy (Mrs. James Stokley) of Islington; Jacqueline (Mrs. John MacNeil) of Kitchener; also survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Clark was born in Linden, Ont. and lived in Preston all his life, was custodian at St. Joseph's school for the past 15 years, member of St. Clement's Church, former hockey player for the Kitchener Greenshirts and The Big Six of Preston. Mr. Clark is resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Preston, until Tuesday morning, then to St. Clement's Church for funeral mass at 10 a.m. Interment in St. Clement's cemetery. Rosary will be recited at the funeral home, this evening at 8 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Aug 1972 pg 23 
Edward J. Clark
 
6233 Died, At Lot No. 9, Beans' Tract, Township of Waterloo, on Friday, March 31st, at 8:30 o'clock, P.M. Elizabeth Clark, Relict of the late John Little, Native of Selkirkshire, Scotland, Aged 78 Years, 11 Months. You are respectfully requested to attend the funeral on Monday, the 3rd inst., at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of George Hislop, to the place of interment, Knox Church Burying Ground, Ayr. Waterloo Township, April 1, 1876.1a

1aFuneral Card Collection, Waterloo Historical Society, Kitchener Public Library 
Elizabeth Clark
 
6234 A native of Galt and a lifelong district resident, Emerson Clark was an outstanding marksman.

In 1958 he won the Grand American Handicap championship for trapshooting, breaking ninety-nine out of 100 clay pigeons in competition against 2,400 marksmen. He is the only Canadian to have ever won this event which was staged annually at Vandahalia, Ohio. No one has ever won this event on more than one occasion.

Clark also won the Past Grand American championship, a competition which is limited to winners of the Grand American championship. On two occasions he won the highest Canadian trapshooting honours by winning the All Round championship of Canadian Indians competition. He also won the Ontario championship title several times during his career.1a

1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame

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CLARK

Emmerson Of 624 Hamilton St., (Preston) Cambridge on Feb. 7, 1974, at his residence, Emmerson Clark, in his 82nd year; beloved husband of the late Estella Irene Munshaw; dear father of Agnes Clark of Preston. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, for funeral and committal service Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Interment following in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Feb 1974 pg 27 
Emerson Clark
 
6235 Emily Clark's parents were Thomas Clark and Elizabeth Rebecca Poole according to Brenda Freitas 2013. Emily Clark
 
6236 Funeral Notice. Died, In North Dumfries, Wednesday morning, 28th inst., at 8.30 A.M., Esther Clark, Second Daughter of Walter Clark, Aged 21 Years, 1 Month and 9 Days. The Funeral Will take place on Thursday, 29th inst., at 2 o'clock p.m., from her father's residence, Lot 29, Concession 9, to the place of interment, Old Burying Ground, one mile east of Ayr. September 28th, 1881.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Esther Clark
 
6237 LEE, Esther E. Mrs. (Fred)

Peacefully, on Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at Eventide Home, Kitchener. Esther (Clark) Lee, in her 101st year, of Kitchener. Esther was born in England, January 12, 1897, daughter of the late Tom Clark and Esther Hopkinson, who immigrated to Canada in 1919. Beloved wife of the late Frederick "Ted" Lee (1989). Loving mother of Gwen Croth of Kitchener, Doris Cookman of Salem, Joan and Richard Watson of Columbia, Missouri. Fondly remembered by her 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held from the Dreisinger Funeral Home Chapel, Elmira, on Saturday morning, at 11 a.m., with The Rev. J. D. Kellough officiating, followed by interment in the West Montrose Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday morning.

The Record 7 Jun 1997 pg B4 
Esther E. Clark
 
6238 CLARK, Martin Francis (Frank)

Of 625 Rose St., Cambridge, on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1988, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Frank Clark, in his 63rd year. Loved husband of Joan Wright; dear father of William, Robert, Allan, Carol and Kathryn (Mrs. Alex Ross). all of Cambridge and Donna (Mrs. David Tilley) of England. Lovingly remembered by 10 grandchildren; four brothers, Joseph of London, Ont., James of Dartmouth, N.S., Bernard and William, both of Cambridge and two sisters, Mrs. Mary McLane and Gerladine (Mrs. Frank Bettiol), both of Mississauga. Mr. Clark was born in Cambridge (Preston) and lived all his life in Cambridge. He had been employed as a foreman at Eastern Steel Products of Cambridge; a member of St. Clement's RC Church and the Guelph Naval Association. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Royal Canadian Navy. The family will receive friends at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 6, 1988, at St. Clement's RC Church, Cambridge, at 10 a.m. Interment Park Lawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Feb 1988 pg B15 
Francis Martin "Frank" Clark
 
6239 Hugh Clark

Former Ayr resident Hugh James Clark of Waterloo, passed away at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital on Friday, October 31st, 1997. He was 89. Mr. Clark was a member of First United Church, Waterloo. He was born and raised on the farm at Drumbo. He owned and operated an electrical business in Ayr for 17 years, then turned to real estate in Kitchener-Waterloo from 1964-1987. A member of the Breithaupt and Rockway Senior Citizens, Rockway Lawn Bowling Club and served over-seas in World War II with the Canadian Army. He enjoyed sports including hockey and ball. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Eichler) to whom he was married July 17, 1943 and who predeceased him Dec. 25, 1993. Dear brother of Mary Keys of Princeton and Laurence in Michigan. Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; four brothers, Kenneth, Erb, Wilfred and Harry and four sisters, Verna, Bertha, Edna and Lena. Rested at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, Kitchener, where funeral and committal services were held on Monday. Interment in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 5 Nov 1997 pg 17 
Hugh James Clark
 
6240 JAMES CLARK

PRESTON Dec. 16 — Ailing for the past ten weeks James Clark, well-known local resident for the past 15 years, died at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Clark, Hamilton St. Preston, at 9 o'clock last night at the age of 85 years. Born in Toronto. Mr. Clark lived for a short period at Drayton and at Galt for many years before coming to Preston. He was an adherent of Knox Presbyterian Church, Preston. Surviving are his wife, Agnes Mathieson, a son, Emerson and a granddaughter. The remains are resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held on Monday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will he in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 16 Dec 1944 pg 13 
James Clark
 
6241 Died, In Dumfries, near Galt, this (Wednesday) morning, at half-past 4 o'clock, James Clark, In his 77th year. Funeral. To-morrow (Thursday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from his late Residence, near Mill Creek School House, to Galt Cemetery. Dumfries, June 28th, 1876.1a

1aCity of Cambridge Archives Funeral Card Collection
 
James Clark
 
6242 Died. In North Dumfries, on Saturday, Sept 30th, 1905, at 10 o'clock p.m., James Clark, Second son of Walter Clark, aged 38 yrs. The Funeral Will take place from his father's residence, Lot 29, Con. 9 , North Dumfries, on Monday, Oct.2nd, '05, at 3 o'clock p.m., To Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
James Clark
 
6243 Died, In Ayr, on Wednesday, 19th inst., at 4:30 o'clock, p.m., Janet Clark, Wife of Thos. Hope, Aged 60 years, 11 months & 26 days. The funeral Will take place from her husband's residence, Northumberland St., on Friday, 21st inst., at 2 o'clock p.m., to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Ayr, Nov. 19th, 1890.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Janet Clark
 
6244 Staying with Robert and Agnes McKenzie Jennet Clark
 
6245 Clark, John Lance-Corporal. He enlisted early in the war with a Mounted Rifles unit. He had previously been a member of the 29th Highland Light Infantry of Canada. He was born in Sittingbourne, England but had lived in Galt for five years. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Clark, live on Elliott St., Galt. Anglican. He died of wounds May 9, 1917 at the age of twenty-two.1a

1aClark, John: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 14 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2827692/data?n=1 
John Clark
 
6246 In the 1901 Berlin Census A-1 pg 2, it has "adopted" beside John's name John Clark
 
6247 John Clark was born in Ireland and came to Galt in 1821. In 1823 opened the first hotel in Galt on the northeast corner of Main and Water st. It has burned down by 1832 by the time of the choler epidemic in 1832. He served as Galt's vilalge pathmaster in 1824.1a

1aCambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book] 
John Clark
 
6248 JOHN EDWARD CLARK 1923 - 2006 Passed away, peacefully, at home, on Saturday, December 23, 2006, after a short battle with cancer. Born January 30, 1923 in Stratford, London, England, John served with the British Navy (Combined Operations Assault Landings) in the Second World War. He was a veteran of Dieppe, North Africa, Sicily, Isle of Elba, Anzio and D-Day. He also served in India under the command of Lord Louis Mountbatten. John and his family emigrated from England and settled in Kitchener-Waterloo in May, 1957. John is survived by his four children, Linda and husband David Woodhall of Waterloo, Teresa and husband Richard Whaley of Kitchener, John and wife Juanita of Niagara Falls, and Lesley Heeley of Kitchener. John is also survived by grandchildren, Wendy Woodhall (husband Jason Denhart), Nancy Woodhall (fiance Paul Bodendistel), Joanne Disbrow (husband Ken Disbrow), Amanda Whaley (partner Zak Jaipersaud), Ben Whaley (wife Sarah), Jonathan Clark, Joel Clark, Kaitlin Heeley, Kelsey Heeley, and great-grandchildren, James, Elyse, Mya, Sean, Indigo, Jack and Ava. John is also survived by Joyce Manston (sister-in-law), and Janet Manston (niece), both of Waterloo, and sister Phylis Perks (husband Jack), niece and nephews in England. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Sylvia (1999) with whom he spent over 55 years of happiness and devotion; his parents, John Appleby and Phylis Clark; sister Matilda and brothers Eddie, Syd and James. Also predeceased by beloved brother-in-law, Albert Manston (2001). Special thanks to John's devoted physician, Dr. R. Hunter, palliative care physician Dr. D. Ward, and nurses Joan, Nancy and Paula from Care Partners. Cremation has already taken place. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Friday, December 29, 2006 at 11 a.m. with memorial visitation one hour prior from 10 to 11 a.m. Reception will follow the service at the funeral home. Condolences and memorial donations to Lisaard House or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of John, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home. John's lifelong bravery and sense of humour were with him to the end.1a

1aThe Record 27 Dec 2006 
John Edward Clark
 
6249 Clarke, John William. Private. Enlisted with the 111th Battalion at Galt, January 10, 1916. He was born in England and his next of kin is Mrs. Martha Clarke, 87 Bond St., Galt. Since his return he lives at 87 Bond St., Galt.1a

1a
Clarke, John William: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 14 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2908215/data?n=2 
John William Clark
 
6250 LAWRENCE J. CLARK

PRESTON, July 5 — Lawrence Joseph Clark, 42, 344 Hespeler street, Preston, died Saturday in St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, after a month's illness. He was a cabinet maker by trade and had been employed with the Canadian Office and School Furniture for 28 years. Born in St. Clements, he resided in Preston for the past 33 years. He was a member of St. Clement's R. C. church and also of the Holy Name Society. During the Great War he enlisted with the 34th Cameron Highlanders and saw active service overseas. Deceased is survived by his wife, Selma Katherine Esch; five sons, Joseph, Bernard, Francis, James and William, and two daughters, Mary and Geraldine, all of Preston; two brothers, Sylvester and Edward of Preston and one sister, Mrs. Charles Terry, of Oshawa. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning from his residence to St. Clement's R. C. church for mass at 9 a.m, Interment will take place in Preston R.C. Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 5 Jul 1937 pg 13 
Joseph Lawrence "Lawrence" Clark
 
6251 Died On Wednesday, July 31st, 1918. at 8 o'clock a.m. Margaret Clark The Funeral Will take place from her late residence, Willison St., Ayr, on Friday, August 2, at 2.30 p.m., to Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Margaret Clark
 
6252 Leis, Mrs. Moses (Margaret) - Passed away, peacefully, at St. Mary's Hospital in Kitchener, on Saturday, March 29, 2003. Margaret Francis (Clark) Leis, of Wellesley. She was born in Lakeview, Manitoba 75 years ago. Daughter of the late Samuel Clark and the late Kate Davis. Margaret was a member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wellesley. Best friend and beloved wife of Moses K. Leis of Wellesley for 52 years and 11 months. Loving mother of Pat and her husband Harry Blinkhorn of Waterloo, Bruce and his wife Dolores Leis of New Hamburg, Roger and his wife Patsy Leis of New Hamburg, Marilyn Walker of Woodstock, Ann Vanvlymen and her friend Rob Montgomery of Kitchener. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Steven and Tamara Kieswetter, Chad and Cara Kieswetter, Nancy Blinkhorn, Brian Blinkhorn, Shannon Leis, Kyle Leis, Timothy Leis, Melanie and John Nelder, Greg Leis, Barry and Lisa Walker, Cheryl and Allen Thornton, David Walker, Nathan Leis, Crystal Vanvlymen and her 12 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Doris and Alfred Blow of Stittsville, John and Jean Clark of Mitchell, Nancy and Ron Law of Richmond Hill, Mary and Wes Mulford of Stratford, Barb and Gary Sholdice of Goderich. Sister-in-law of Don Wagner of Kitchener, Melvin and Marie Leis of Fergus, Irene Clark of Windsor and Peg Cressman of New Hamburg. Predeceased by three brothers, Frank, William and Jim Clark and by on sister, Ruth Wagner; a grandson Bradley Kieswetter and a sister-in-law, Eleanor Clark. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 1172 Henry St. in Wellesley, where family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral service will be conducted at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wellesley, on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at 2 p.m., Pastor R. George Reinhart will officiate. Internment in First St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials to First St. Paul's Memorial Fund or to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

The Record, March 31, 2003 
Margaret Clark
 
6253 Died, In North Dumfries, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 8.20 o'clock A.M., Thomas Clark, Aged 71 Years and 26 Days. The Funeral Will take place on Friday, 18th inst., at 2 o'clock p.m., fom his late residence, Lot 25, Con. 8, to the New Cemetery, Ayr. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited. North Dumfries, Feb. 16th, 1887.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Thomas Clark
 
6254 Died, In North Dumfries, on Friday, Sept. 6, 1907, at 4 o'clock p.m., Walter Clark, in his 89th Year. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Lot 29, Con. 9, North Dumfries, on Monday Sept. 9, at 2 o'clock, p.m., to Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Walter Clark
 
6255 Clark, William Private. Enlisted March 25, 1916 Was attached to the 111th Battalion of South Waterloo and transferred to the 75th Battalion. Presbyterian Born in Drayton on July 22, 1900 and educated at the Dickson School, Galt, Ontario He was killed in action at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917. His mother, Mrs. James Clark, lives at 87 Francis St., Galt. Peggy Stubbs, 96 Glenmorris St., Galt.1a

1aClark, William: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 14 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2829895/data?n=3 
Private William Clark
 
6256 Died At his late residence, North Dumfries, on Wednesday, October 17, 1900. William Clark, aged 85 years. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Lot 30, 9th C oncession, North Dumfries, on Friday, October 19th, 1900 at 2 o'clock, P.M., to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
William Clark
 
6257 Former Ayr Resident Passes

The death occurred in Wingham Hospital on T hursday of a former well known Ayr resident, William F. Clark, aged 90 years. He was, born here, and spent a good part of his life in the village. At. one time he operated a bakery here for six years, disposing of it to the late George H. Lawrence. He subsequently bought a small farm at Greenfield, which he worked for some years before taking up residence in Galt about a quarter of a century ago. Mr. Clark was a member of First United Church, Galt. He leaves to mourn his loss, a daughter, Mrs. Marion Gasches of Galt; a sister, Mrs. John Hodgson of Ayr, and a brother, Lawrence, in England. Two grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. He was predeceased by two brothers and his wife, the former Jean Hodgson, in 1937. Funeral service was conducted on Saturday from the Coutts Funeral Home, Galt, with interment in the Ayr Cemetery. Rev. Fred Roberts officiated. Pallbearers were: R. Oscar Bell, Lloyd Howell, William Underwood, George Fowler, Jack Westbrook, and George Cardwell.

The Ayr News 1 Jun 1967 pg 6 
William F. Clark
 
6258 Clarke, Rev A. L. G. (no match - Rector of Church of the Holy Saviour, 1 Dec 1911-4 Mar 1917; digital photo available on Church of the Holy Saviour website at: http://www.holy-saviour.on.ca/)1a

1aBrook Skelton, Military Honour Rolls and Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo, Ontario, Waterloo Kin, Waterloo Region Branch, Ontario Genelogical Society 2007 *bracketed information from the WW1 Attestation Papers 
Rev. A. L. G. Clarke
 
6259 BYRNE, Anastasia (Nancy)

Passed away peacefully, with many family members by her side on Friday, October 30, 2015, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, at the age of 71. Beloved wife and best friend of George Byrne, married for 46 years; loving mother of Pam (Dave), Connie (Chuck) and Kim (Shane). Cherished grandmother of Chanelle, Angelina, Jaden, and Ryan. Dear sister of Hope, Katherine, and Patricia. Nancy was predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Francis Clarke, brothers, Terrence and Lawrence (Sun). Nancy’s family welcome friends and relatives at Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge, on Wednesday, November 4th from 7-9 pm with Thursday, from 11 am – 12:30 pm. Vigil prayers will be on Wednesday, at 7 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s of the Visitation Parish, 16 Cooper Street, Cambridge, on Thursday, at 1 pm with Father Frank Freitas officiating. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Unknown Paper 
Anastasia "Nancy" Clarke
 
6260 Clarke, Clarence V. Flight Lieutenant. Enlisted August 6, 1914. He was wounded at St. Julien and discharged as unfit for further service. He enlisted again in the R.N.A.S. receiving his commission. He was ready for action when he met with an unfortunate accident in May 1918 which made him unfit for further duty. He was twenty-one years of age when he first enlisted and had lived in Hespeler for four years before that time. His mother is Mrs. H. Clarke of Hespeler. He died Sunday, February 16, 1919 at the home of his sister, Mrs. E.W.Dawe, Langley Mill, Yorkshire, England.1a

1aClarke, Clarence V.: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 21 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2830829/data?n=1 
Lieut. Clarence Victor Clarke
 
6261 Son of Frederick John and Harriett Clarke. 2/Lt Clarke enlisted on September 1914, was discharged in 1915 and re-enlisted in Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS).1a

1aClarence Victor Clarke - The Canadian Virtual War Memorial - Veterans Affairs Canada. (2016). Veterans.gc.ca. Retrieved 21 May 2016, from http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/351649?Clarence%20Victor%20Clarke 
Lieut. Clarence Victor Clarke
 
6262 CLARKE, David L.

Passed away peacefully, at the Village of Winston Park, Kitchener on Monday, January 11, 2010, at age 79. Beloved husband of Aurilla (nee Shea). Loving father of Donald Wood (Terri), Ronald Miller, Penelope Hiltz, Kathleen Collier (Frank Mowat), Norma Litt, Diane Cooper (Mike), Donna Verrall (Paul), Willard Miller (Del), Scott Miller, Anne Cascanette (Terry), Patricia MacInnis (Rod), Charmaine Clarke, Cheryl Clarke-Wells (Pam) and David Clarke. Survived by sisters, Ethel, Nell, Molly and Florence. Fondly remembered by 23 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. David was a longtime resident of Cambridge and former member of the Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch #126. Predeceased by his parents David and Molly Clarke, son; Claude, sisters; Blanche and Alice and brother; Baxter. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, on Saturday, January 16, 2010, from 12:30 p.m., until time of Memorial Service, at 1:30 p.m. Cremation has taken place.

Waterloo Region Record 18 Jan 2010 
David Lonnie Clarke
 
6263 FITZGERALD, Elsie

Passed away peacefully, at Riverbend Place on Thursday, March 23, 2006, in her 87th year. Predeceased by her husband, Gordon in 2005; also predeceased by her daughters, Linda and Roslind. Will be sadly missed by her sons, Gerald (Joan), Hubert (Ivy), Gordon Jr., Robert (Diana), Wayne, Lloyd (Barb), Glen and Gary and by daughters, Madonna Cole, Lorraine Galway and Debbie (Bruce) Boone. Cherished grandmother to 15 grandchildren and to 28 great-grandchildren. Always remembered by Terry, Michael and Monica. Family and friends are invited to a graveside funeral service, at 11 a.m., on Saturday, April 1, 2006, at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 27 Mar 2006 pg B7 
Elsie Jane Clarke
 
6264 LEUDY, Ethel (nee Clarke)

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing, of our mother, at the Fairview Mennonite Home, on January 16, 2013, in her 87th year. Beloved mother of David (Blanche), Lorraine Myers (Kevin), Phillip (Nadine), Genevieve Stanley (Tom), Gerald (Sian), Kenneth (Val Lynch), Alice Clark (Dave), Ethel Leudy (Eckie), and Nellie (Amandio Pereira). Ethel was blessed with twenty grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by two sisters Molly Weber and Florence Gregory, two sisters-in-law, Joan Fisher and Marilyn Clarke and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Philip, sons Gary, baby, Brian Leudy, baby Leudy, three sisters, and two brothers. Ma enjoyed crafts and LOVED bingo. The family will receive friends at the BARTHEL FUNERAL HOME, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, 519-653-3251 on Saturday, January 26th, at 1 p.m,. until the time of the Celebration of Life Service at 2 p.m.

Cambridge Times 21 Jan 2013 
Ethel M. Clarke
 
6265 Mrs. D. M. Campbell

Citizens of Preston were grieved to learn of the death this morning in St. Mary's hospital, Kitchener, of Mrs. Campbell, wife of Donald M. Campbell, Dover street. Mrs. Campbell underwent two operations a week ago Monday and her condition since had been favorable, until a few days ago when complication again, resulted in her death at 12.45 o'clock this morning. Deceased who was in her 58 year was born in Coatesville, Pa. and for the past 13 years has made her home in Preston. During that time she formed a wide circle of friends who deeply regret her passing. She was a valued member of St. Paul's United church and took a prominent part and interest in church activities. She belonged to the local branch of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire. Mr. Campbell and five daughters servive: Jean and McGregor both at home; Mrs. B. A. Mudele, London, Mrs. Harvey Davidson and Noel Campbell of Preston. There are two sisters, Miss Florence Clark of Coatesville and Mrs. William Jack, of Lansdowne, Pa. and one brother, John Clark of Coatesville. Rev. R. M. Geiger will officiate at the funeral services which will be held on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, services at the house and interment in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 2 May 1931 pg 3 
Evelyn Boyd Clarke
 
6266 From Death Record Evelyn Boyd Clarke
 
6267 CLARKE, Kenneth Peacefully on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Kenneth CLARKE, in his 84th year, of Kitchener. Beloved husband of Ruth (HALLMAN) CLARKE of Kitchener. Dear father of Marilyn and Ramsay SANKARSINGH of Barrie, Debbie and Jim WILSON of Ashburn, Doug and Marie CLARKE of Kitchener. Step-father of Jean and Ralph MORBY of Elmira, Dave and Tracy HALLMAN of Kitchener, Shirley and Gary YANTZI of Tavistock. Also lovingly remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Brother of Enid DREW of Scarborough. Predeceased by his first wife Marie and 1 brother Norman. The family will receive their Friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, on Thursday, January 29th from 7-9 p.m. At Noon on Friday, transfer will be made to Emmanuel Evangelical Missionary Church, Elmira for Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. George Grierson officiating followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. In his memory, donations to Community Care Concept would be appreciated by the family, as expressions of sympathy. Kenneth Clarke
 
6268 On Sunday last, of consumption. Mr. Peter Clarke of Beverly, aged 19 years.

Dumfries Reformer 2 Jul 1856 pg 3 
Peter Clarke
 
6269 confusion concerning Richard's name. Is it Richard Clarke Everatt or Richard Clarke. Richard Clarke
 
6270 CLARKSON, Robert Maurice (Bob)

Died peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on December 28, 1998, in his 69th year, after a courageous and dignified battle with cancer. Beloved husband and best friend of Marie (Kerr) for the past 44 years. Loving father of Bob Jr. of Cambridge and Nancy Jackson and her husband Kirk of Kitchener; loving grandpa of Dina Marie Jackson; dear brother of Ed and wife Jean of Cambridge, Mary MacDonald and husband Bruce of Cody, Wyo., U.S.A. and brother-in-law, John Dalton of Denver, Colo., U.S.A. Predeceased by his parents, Dorothy Frances (Sumner) and Robert Curzon Clarkson and sister, Margie Dalton of Denver (1998). Bob worked in the shoe industry as a shoe designer for over 48 years. Special thanks to Dr. Cowing and all the staff of the Oncology Department of Cambridge Memorial Hospital. He will always be remembered for his love of flowers and gardens. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd.. Cambridge on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral mass in celebration of Bob's life, will take place at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke St., Cambridge, on Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at 10 a.m. Cremation following.

The Record 29 Dec 1998 pg B4 
Robert Maurice "Bob" Clarkson
 
6271 1871 - Mary Clary is in the same household as Robert Wallace. Mary Clary
 
6272 CLASS, Fred -- At Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 27 1990, in his 70th year, Fred Class, of Mill Street, Kitchener. Had owned and operated Class Pool Supply Limited starting in 1950 and was the first swimming pool supply and maintenance company in Canada. Fred had been a badminton pro at the K-W Granite Club and was a long time member of Rockway Golf and Country Club. He had served during the Second World War with the Canadian Navy as a Lieutenant. Husband of the former Jean Griffin; father of James, Sandra and her husband David Gowing, all of Kitchener; brother of Harry and his wife Helen of Kitchener. Four grandchildren, Tory, Tim, Stefanie and Chris also survive. Predeceased by his parents, Ed Class and Lily Hahn. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home Chapel, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, with Pastor Harold Brill officiating.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 31 Jan 1990 
Fred Class
 
6273 Harry had joined the Canadian Army Intelligence Corp and was sent to Britain. Harry Class
 
6274 John and family moved to Hay Township, Huron Co., Ontario where several additional children were married. Johannes "John" Clausius
 
6275 Her children were Geraldine "Gerry", Jack Jr., Michael and Mary Elizabeth "Beth" (who died in childbirth at age 23 - toxemia). Helen Marguerite "Margaret" Clawsey
 
6276 SCHULTZ, Jean Gertrude

It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother Jean Schultz of Cambridge, on Tuesday, February 13, 2007, at Lisaard House, Cambridge. Jean Clawsey, beloved wife of the late Leonard Schultz. Dear mother of David and his wife Helen, Cambridge, Bill of Strathroy and Joan Wehrle and the late Francis Wehrle of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by five grandchildren, Cindy Colby, Kim Haddock, Steve Schultz, Lori Ariss and Craig Wehrle and 11 great-grandchildren. Survived by one sister, Shirley Clawsey of Cambridge. Predeceased by her parents, John and Beatrice Clawsey; three brothers, Alf, Leo and Donald and four sisters, Kathleen Baker, Marie Hurley, Marg Lundy and Dorothy Clawsey. Mrs. Schultz was born in Preston and had been a lifelong resident ol the area. She was a member of St. Clement's R.C. Church, the C.W.L of St. Clement's Parish and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch 126. She was a retired employee of the Knotty Pine Coffee Bar. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's R.C. Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Friday, February 16, 2007, at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday, at 8:30 p.m.

The Record Feb 14 2007  
Jean Gertrude Clawsey
 
6277 SCHULTZ, Jean Gertrude - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother Jean Schultz of Cambridge, on Tuesday, February 13, 2007, at Lisaard House, Cambridge. Jean Clawsey, beloved wife of the late Leonard Schultz. Dear mother of David and his wife Helen, Cambridge, Bill of Strathroy and Joan Wehrle and the late Francis Wehrle of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by five grandchildren, Cindy Colby, Kim Haddock, Steve Schultz, Lori Ariss and Craig Wehrle and 11 great-grandchildren. Survived by one sister, Shirley Clawsey of Cambridge. Predeceased by her parents, John and Beatrice Clawsey; three brothers, Alf, Leo and Donald and four sisters, Kathleen Baker, Marie Hurley, Marg Lundy and Dorothy Clawsey. Mrs. Schultz was born in Preston and had been a lifelong resident ol the area. She was a member of St. Clement's R.C. Church. the C.W.L of St. Clement's Parish and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch 126. She was a retired employee of the Knotty Pine Coffee Bar. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's R.C. Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Friday, February 16, 2007 at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Lisaard House would be appreciated by the family. Tributes may be made online at www.mem.com

The Record - Feb. 14, 2007 
Jean Gertrude Clawsey
 
6278 BAKER, Kathleen Theresa - Of Cambridge, on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at her residence. Kathleen Clawsey, beloved wife of the late James Baker (1972). Dear mother of Patrick and his wife Millie, Gerard and his wife Eva, Christopher and his wife Denise, all of Cambridge, Donald (Butch) and his wife Carol of Branchton, Bonnie Gowing and her husband Ronald of Cambridge, Sally Barker and her husband Richard of Petersburg. Lovingly remembered by 36 grandchildren. Survived by three sisters Jean Schultz and her husband Leonard, Marie Hurley, Shirley Clawsey, all of Cambridge. Predeceased by her parents, John and Beatrice Clawsey; three brothers, Alfred, Leo and Donald and two sisters, Margarete Lundy and Dorothy Clawsey.

Mrs. Baker was born in Preston and had been a lifelong resident of the area. She was a member of St. Clement's RC Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge today (Tuesday) from 204 and 7-9 pm. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004 at 10 am. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home this evening (Tuesday) at 8:30 pm.

he Record Nov 2004.jpg 
Kathleen Teresa Clawsey
 
6279 CLAWSEY, Leo John

Of 181 Laurel St., Cambridge, on Friday, March 10, 1989, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, born November 11, 1914. Beloved husband of Mary Peters; dear father of Ronald and his wife Johanna, Patricia (Mrs. Ronald Percival), Penny (Mrs. Dan Petz), all of Cambridge. Will be missed by 12 loving grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Survived by a brother, Alfred; five sisters, Dorothy Clawsey, Jean (Mrs. Leonard Schultz), Mrs. Kathleen Baker, Mrs. Marie Hurley and Shirley Clawsey, all of Cambridge. Predeceased by one brother, one sister and one grandson. A private family service will be held at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Monday, March 13. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. A memorial mass to be announced at a later date. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Mar 1989 pg A11 
Leo John Clawsey
 
6280 HURLEY, Marie Hilda

Peacefully, with her family by her side, on Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Lovingly remembered by her sisters, Jean Schultz and Shirley Clawsey, both of Cambridge. Marie will always be remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers, Alfred, Leo, Donald; her sisters, Margaret Lundy, Dorothy Clawsey, Kathleen Baker and her parents, John and Beatrice Clawsey. Marie was a member of the St. Clement's RC Church and the CWL. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd. Cambridge, Monday, June 19, 2006 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A mass to celebrate Marie's life, will take place at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Park Lawn Cemetery.

The Record 19 Jun 2006 pg B7 
Marie Hilda Clawsey
 
6281 HURLEY, Marie Hilda - Peacefully, with her family by her side, on Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Lovingly remembered by her sisters, Jean Schultz and Shirley Clawsey, both of Cambridge. Marie will always be remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers, Alfred, Leo, Donald; her sisters, Margaret Lundy, Dorothy Clawsey, Kathleen Baker and her parents, John and Beatrice Clawsey. Marie was a member of the St. Clement's RC Church and the CWL. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd. Cambridge, Monday, June 19, 2006 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A mass to celebrate Marie's life will take place at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Park Lawn Cemetery. Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Monday at 3:50 p.m. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Tributes may be made on line at www.mem.com Marie Hilda Clawsey
 
6282 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Penny Clawsey
 
6283 Did he died in 1896 in Brantford? Owen Clawson
 
6284 Clay Brothers

As general grocers none are more worthy of success than Clay Bros. who have in a very short time gained the front rank in the grocery, crockery and glassware trade. They are successors of their father, W.P. Clay, who originally conducted the business. These young men are worthy the confidence of the people, a they keep the best goods ready cash can buy. Their store is on South Water Street in the Imperial Block.1a

1aJubilee Souvenir of Galt, 1897  
James Herbert Clay
 
6285 CLAYDON, Donald Keith Sr.

Of 80 Stewart Ave., Cambridge, on Tuesday, July 21, 1992, at Sudbury General Hospital, in his 51st year. Beloved husband of Mary Flarity and dear father of Donald and his wife Dianne of Kitchener, Paul and his wife Shelley of Elmira, John and Linda of Kitchener. Also survived by seven grandchildren; three brothers, Douglas of Kitchener, David of Cambridge and Daniel of British Columbia. Mr. Claydon lived all his life in Cambridge and was an auto mechanic in the community, for a number of years. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services at the funeral home Saturday, July 25, at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Jul 1992 pg A7 
Donald Keith Claydon
 
6286 MILLER, Florence

Of 207 Eagle St. N., Cambridge, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1982, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 70th year, Florence Claydon. Beloved wife of Clayton Miller; dear mother of Marie (Mrs. David Berry) of Cambridge. Survived by two brothers, Dick and George Claydon of Cambridge; four sisters, Mrs. Irene Gall, Vera (Mrs. Sidney Zieman), Margaret (Mrs. Stanley Watson) and Mrs. Lillian Mandy, all of Cambridge. Also survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Predeceased by one daughter: Jean Proctor. in 1961. Mrs. Miller was born and lived all her life in Cambridge; a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Wednesday, 7-9 and Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service at the funeral home Friday, at 2 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Feb 1982 pg 67 
Florence Wilhelmina Claydon
 
6287 GALL, Irene

Of 650 Eagle St. N., Cambridge, on Tuesday, June 16, 1992, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Irene Claydon, in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Gall (1978) Dear mother of Joseph and his wife Maria of Cambridge, Marie and her husband Paul Horning of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by five grandchildren, one great-grandchild: two brothers, Richard and George, both of Cambridge and two sisters, Margaret (Mrs. Watson Stanley) and Mrs. Lillian Mondy, both of Cambridge. Mrs. Gall was born in Cambridge and had been a lifelong resident of Cambridge. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, Duke Street, Cambridge, on Thursday, June 18, 1992 at 10 a.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 16 Jun 1992 pg A15 
Irene Claydon
 
6288 ZIEMAN, Vera

Of 154 Chopin Drive, Cambridge, on Thursday, Dec. 8, 1983, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 60th year, Vera Claydon. Beloved wife of Sidney Zieman; dear mother of Sidney, Richard, Larry and Nancy, all of Cambridge. Also survived by two brothers, Dick and George; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Gall, Mrs. Lillian Mundy and Margaret (Mrs. Watson Stanley), all of Cambridge. Also survived by two grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Thursday, 7-9 and Friday, 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service at the funeral home on Saturday, at 2 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Dec 1983 pg E11 
Vera Claydon
 
6289 Baby Clayfield, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Clayfield, 146 York St., Waterloo, died yesterday at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born here Monday. Two brothers survive, in addition to the parents. The funeral was held today with interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 May 1953 
Clayfield
 
6290 Farewell Gathering to Volunteer. A large number of friends gathered on Saturday afternoon at the house of Mrs. A.S. Weber, 95 Brubacher St., to bid Signaller Benj. Clayfield farewell, who is about to leave in a few days for England. Mr. Clayfield has been training in Guelph and London Barracks since last February as signaller and is now a qualified subject. On his arrival in England he will receive further training. The many friends that gathered at the home of Mrs. A.S. Weber where Mr. Clayfield is staying at present had arranged a programme and Mr. Wesley C. Kramp was appointed to act as chairman, which he did in a very able manner. The programme was as follows: Male Quartette-Tenting to-night, And Just before the Battle Mother, sung by Homer Brubacher, Wm. Brubacher, John Woolner and Gordon E. Kramp. Instrumental-By Miss Ennetta Herner (Mocking Bird) Piano Duet-By Miss Pearl Becker and Miss Ennetta Herner (Silver Bells) and (At Full Tilt) Reading by Mr. Simon Weber, and John Woolner. Recitations By Miss Mable Herner and Miss Clara Woolner. Address and presentation by Miss Clara Woolner and Mr. Homer Brubacher which consisted of a pair of beautiful gold engraved cuff links in remembrance of the many friends who gathered to bid farewell to Mr. Clayfield.1a

1aWaterloo Chronicle Aug 28, 1915 
Albert Benjamin Clayfield
 
6291 Clayfield, Alfred Douglas (Alf) - Suddenly, as the result of a heart attack, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, July 14, 1994, age 63 years, of Waterloo. Mr. Clayfield was born in Waterloo and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Clayfield. He was employed at Jamesway Incubator Company in Cambridge for eight years and prior to that worked 37 years at Waterloo Manufacturing. He was a member of the Waterloo Rod and Gun Club, Foxwood Golf Club and a longtime bowler at Waterloo Bowling Lanes. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Hahn); dear father of Tom and his wife Pauline, Alf and his wife Peggy, Joanne and her husband Ivan Gagnon and Mary and her husband Steve Mine, all of Waterloo, Tammy and her husband Peter Hotzwik of Toronto, Cheryl, and Her husband Dale Burkhart of Maryhill and Donna and Husband Dave MacCormack of Burks Falls. He is also lovingly remembered by 11 grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, Dick and his wife Marg Clayfield of Kitchener, Gladys and her husband John Olender of Waterloo, Mrs. Dorothy Heinbuch and Mrs. Edna Frey, both of Kitchener and Mrs. Lillian Indoe of Southampton. He was predeceased by two brothers, Bill and Victor, and one sister, Betty George. Mr. Clayfield's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Friday). Funeral and committal service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated as expressions of Sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record - 15 Jul 1994 
Alfred Douglas Clayfield
 
6292 Mrs. Frank Lorenz Has Been Called - April 25, 1918 The sad death took place yesterday afternoon about 1:30 o'clock at the K&W Hospital of (Annie Clayfield) beloved wife of Mr. Frank Lorenz at the early age of 28 years. The deceased had been ill only a few weeks and her sudden passing away came as a great shock to her many friends. The late Mrs. Lorenz was the daughter of Mr. Thos Clayfield of Waterloo and was born in Conestoga removing to Waterloo several years ago. Her loving and kind disposition made her hosts of friends. To mourn her sad demise there are left a sorrow husband, four children, the father, one sister Mrs. Eldon Brox and one brother in Waterloo and the sympathy of the entire community is extended to them in this their hour of sorrow and bereavement. The funeral will leave the residence her husband Charles street on Sunday afternoon at 3 pm with internment in Mt. Hope cemetery. Card of Thanks We the undersigned wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends, and neighbors for their words of sympathy and assistance during our recent sad bereavenemt. We wish to extend our thanks also to Rev. E Bockelmann for the beautiful memorial sermon and also to those who sent tributes of love and sympathy through the beautiful floral offering. Frank H. Lorenz and family. Floral Tributes Were Many.1a

1aDaily Record 26 Apr 1918 
Annie Julia Clayfield
 
6293 MAN, 79, INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT

Walking into the side of a passing car. Thomas Clayfield, 31 Ezza Ave. Waterloo, early today was knocked to the pavement and badly injured. The 79-year-old man on his way to work, was crossing Erb St. when he apparently failed to see a vehicle approaching. He was hit by the front fender. Margaret Cummings, 5 William St. Elmira, driver of the car which is owned by lvan Shoemaker, R.R.3, Elmira, told police she saw Clayfield walking across the street and swung to the left to avoid hitting him. He paid no attention to the sounding horn, she said. Clayfield was taken to the K-W Hospital where he was found to be suffering from cuts on the forehead and head bruises. Chief of Police C.E. Moreau is conduction the investigation.

Thomas Clayfield - The death occurred yesterday afternoon at the K-W Hospital of Thomas Clayfield, 31 Ezza Ave., Waterloo. He was born 80 years ago in Birmingham, England and came to Canada at the age of 18. Two years later he was married to Caroline Struck of Conestogo, who predeceased him in 1913. Surviving are his second wife, the former Esher Pearce of Paisly; five sons, John, Ben, Clarence and Arthur of Waterloo, and Lester of Detroit; and one daughter, Mrs Edgar (Elizabeth) Packer of Kitchener. Also surviving are 26 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the Walsh Funeral Home Thursday at two o'clock. Rev. D.I. Forsyth will officiate. Burial will be made in the Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery. The remains will rest at the funeral home until the time of the funeral.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 9 May 1944 
Benjamin Thomas Clayfield
 
6294 Bombadier Clayfield Weds Miss Burger at Petawawa

The altar at St. John's Lutheran church, Petawawa, was banked with asters, gladioli and dahlias, arranged against a background of ferns, for the wedding at eight o'clock last evening of Miss Earla Elsie Burger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred F. Burger of Petawawa to Bombadier Donald A. Clayfield, R.C.R., of Petawawa, son of Mr. and Mrs. B.A. Clayfield Ezra avenue, Waterloo.

Rev. J.L. Kirchofer, the pastor of the church, officiated. Mrs. Kirchofer was at the organ. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a floor-length gown of white triple sheer crepe with moulded shirred bodice with sweetheart neckline, puffed sleeves and long full skirt. Her bridal veil was of silk net worn with a coronet of pink rosebuds and she carried a bouquet of pink rosebuds, white chrysanthemums and ferns.

She was attended by her only sister, Miss Kreena Burger, wearing a floor-length gown of blue net over taffeta with moulded and shirred bodice fashioned of silver cloth mottled with pink and pale blue. With this she wore an ice blue silk net headdress, outlined with pink rosebuds and she carried a green muff showered with roses and fern.

Little Miss Betty Rowe was flower girl in a frock of pink angel skin rayon with pink ribbon bow in her hair. She carried a pink and blue basket filled with tiny flowers. The bride's little brother, Leonard Burger, wearing a miniature uniform of khaki was ring-bearer. He carried a small satin cushion trimmed with red, white and blue ribbons to which the wedding ring was attached. During the signing of the register Mrs. Kirchofer sang "Because."

After the ceremony a wedding supper served at the home of the bride's parents. The bride's table was decorated in pink and white graced with autumn flowers, lighted with pink and white candles and centered with a wedding cake. Among the 200 guests were 40 officers and men of the M.T. wing, A 2-C A.T.C.

After the reception the bride and bridegroom left to spend their honeymoon in Waterloo, at the home of the bridegroom's parents. The bride wore for travelling a harvest wine silk chiffon sheer with slate gray wool flannel sport jacket and wine hat. After their honeymoon, the bride and bridegroom will return to Petawawa where they will reside for the present. 
Donald A. Clayfield
 
6295 Heinbuch, Dorothy (nee Clayfield) - Passed away peacefully, at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, on Tuesday, February 25, 2003, at the age of 80. Loving wife of the late Grant Heinbuch. Dear sister of Gladys Olender of Waterloo and Richard Clayfield of Kitchener. Aunt Dorothy will be sadly by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers, Tommy, Bill, Vic and Alfred Clayfield and by her sisters, Elizabeth, Lillian and Edna. Dorothy's family will receive friends and relatives at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, today (Thursday) from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. The complete funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. Internment at Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made by contacting the funeral home at 745-9495 or through 1057@alderwoods.com. Special thanks to the staff at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre for the manner in which they attended to Dorothy's special needs.1a

1aThe Record 26 Feb 2003 
Dorothy Ruth Clayfield
 
6296 FREY, Edna A.-Suddenly at her residence, on Thursday, Sept. 17,1998, as the result of a heart attack, the former Edna Ada Clayfield, aged 77 years. Edna was a member of the Bridgeport United Church and the Women's Auxilliary of the Waterloo Legion Branch No. 530. Mother to Harold and Donna and her husband Jack Champion, all of Waterloo, Terry and Jackie Grieg, Dave and his wife Marilyn, Ron and his wife Lynda, Dianne and her husband Steve Murray and Linda Murray, all of Kitchener; sister to Richard Clayfield and Dorothy Heinbuch, both of Kitchener, Lillian Indoe of Southampton; Glady and her husband John Olender of Waterloo; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren also survive. Sister-in-law to Lillian and Mary Clayfield. Predeceased by her parents, John and Frieda Clayfield; her husband Norman in 1971; four brothers, Tom, Bill, Vic, and Alf and one sister Betty George; a son-in-law, Larry Murray; sisters-in-law, Marg and Della Clayfield and brothers-in-law, Edward George andGrant Heinbuch. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral and committal service will be held on Monday at 1 p.m., with Heather Leffler officiating. Internment in Bridgeport Memorial Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario may be made as expressions of sympathy. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 18 Sep 1998

_____________________

FREY, Edna. Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who passed away, September 17, 1998.

There was no time for final good byes, no time for a hug, no time for a smile.
You left us so quickly there was just an emptiness that won't ever be filled.
God in His wisdom took you to be with Him. He gave you the rest you so justly deserved.
Beneath hidden tears we miss you,with broken hearts we love you, 'til we meet again someday in God's great Kingdom.
With all our love always your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren.


from K-W Record 1999 
Edna Ada Clayfield
 
6297 BROX-CLAYFIELD-1914

A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. Thomas Clayfield, Ezra Ave., Waterloo, on Wednesday, Dec 30th, at 3 o'clock when his daughter, Miss Lizzie Clayfield became the bride of Mr. Eldon Brox, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Brox, of Waterloo. The bride was beautifully attired in a gown of white Pailette silk, trimmed with pearl beads and brocaded satin. She entered the parlor on the arm of her father. The bridal couple were attended by Miss Ada Schnarr, cousin of the groom, and Mr. Ben. Clayfield, brother of the bride. The Rev. Mr. Mathers officiated. After the ceremony a sumptuous supper was served to about 20 invited friends and relatives. The happy couple will reside in Waterloo.

Probably from Wloo Chronicle.

_______________________


BROX-CLAYFIELD-1914

The home of Mr. Thomas Clayfield, Ezra Ave., Waterloo, was the scene of a quiet but pretty wedding on Dec 30th, 1914, at 3 o'clock, when his daughter, Lizzie, was married to Mr. Eldon Brox, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Brox, of Waterloo. The bride entered the parlor on the arm of her father and was dressed in a beautiful white silk costume with pearl trimming, and wore a beautiful wreath of orange blossoms and veil, and carried a bouquet of white carnations. She was attended by Miss Ada Schnarr cousin of the groom and the groom was assisted by Mr. Ben Clayfield, brother of the bride. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mathers, Waterloo, in the presence of about 20 invited guests, who sat down to a sumptuous wedding dinner. The young couple will reside in Waterloo.

Probably the Berliner. 
Elizabeth Clara Clayfield
 
6298 George, Elizabeth - At St. Mary's hospital on Monday, Dec. 23, 1991, in her 80th year. Survived by her daughter, Drene Anne and her husband Dave Prentice of Burlington, sister of Lillian Indoe of Southampton, Edna Frey of Bridgeport, Dorothy Heinbuch of Kitchener, Gladys and her husband John Olender of Waterloo, Richard and his wife Magaret of Kitchener, Alfred and his wife Mary of Waterloo. Also survived by her grandchildren, Jason and Jaimi Jo Prentice of Burlington. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Edward George; three brothers, Thomas, William and Victor. Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home 621 King St. W. Kitchener on Thursday Dec. 26 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 1pm. Private internment Kitchener Mount Hope cemetery. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Donations may be made to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation as expressions of Sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record - 24 Dec 1991 
Elizabeth Frieda Clayfield
 
6299 Two sad Deaths Yesterday Morning-Nov 29, 1914 Fatal Results Follow Affliction With Dreaded Contagion

The dreaded contagion, diphtheria, was responsible for two deaths in town yesterday morning. The first case was that of Pearl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Schmidt, King street, who partially recovering from the attack succumbed to the after effects of the disease at an early hour on Sunday. Her age was thirteen years. The young girl was of a bright disposition and her early demise will be regretted by friends and citizens. The death of Emily the eleven year old daughter of Mr. Thomas Clayfield, Ezra avenue, also occurred on Sunday morning after a brief illness with the contagion. The girl was always of a cheerful 
Emily Clayfield
 
6300 John T. Clayfield, 78, of 247 Franklin Ave. Kitchener, died in London, Ont., today after a lengthy illness. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clayfield, he was born in Conestogo and lived in Waterloo, most of his life. He was employed at Waterloo Manufacturing Company Limited for more then 40 years, retiring several years ago. Predeceased in 1938 by his wife, the former Frieda Lorentz, he is survived by four sons, William and Alfred of Waterloo, Richard of RR 3, Kitchener, and Victor of Kitchener; five daughters, Mrs. Edward (Elizabeth) George, Mrs. Grant (Dorothy) Heimbach and Mrs. John (Gladys) Olender, all of Kitchener, Mrs. Hilton (Lillian) Indoe of Southhampton and Mrs. Norman (Edna) Frey of Bridgeport; three brothers, Benjamin, Clarence and Arthur, all of Waterloo; one sister, Mrs. Edgar ( Elizabeth) Parker of Kitchener; 35 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. One son and two brothers predeceased him. The body is at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo where service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday by Rev. R. H. McColl of First United Church. Burial will be in Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 30 Apr 1964 
John Thomas Clayfield
 
6301 Hilton George Indoe and had six children. Laurel, Cheryl, Ronald, Gary, Patricia, and Pauline

Email Pauline Indoe Parr 
Lillian Violet Clayfield
 
6302 Clayfield - At Conestogo February 1st. Little son of Mr. & Mrs. John Clayfield aged 3 years 6 months 26 days.

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Child Burned to Death in Conestogo Conestogo February 4 - On Monday morning while Mr. and Mrs. John Clayfield had left the house for a short time, the clothing of their oldest son caught fire and when his mother came into the house and had the fire extinguished the lower part of his body was so badly burnt that in spite of medical aid that had been called in the child died on Tuesday morning, aged about 3 1/2 years. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family. The funeral took place this afternoon .1a

1aThe New Record February 4,1915 ( Thurs) 
Thomas Charles Clayfield
 
6303 Clayfield, Victor Clarence - At Freeport Hospital Health Care Village, on Thursday, Jan 25, 1990, formerly of 62 Ethel St., Kitchener, age 73 years. Mr. Clayfield was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 530 and a veteran of the Second World War. Dear husband of Cydella Clayfield; loving father of Wendy and her husband Bruce Jackson and Douglas Clayfield, all of Kitchener; brother of Betty George of Burlington, Lil Indoe of Southampton, Edna Frey and Dorothy Heinbuch, both of Kitchener, Gladys Olender and Alf Clayfield, both of Waterloo, Richard Clayfield of Kitchener. Also survived by grandchildren, Tami and Chris Jackson and Brandy Clayfield. Predeceased by one brother, Bill. At the request of the family, There will be no visitation at the home. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Jan 29, 1990 at 2:00p.m. at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church by phoning the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, 745-84451a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Jan 1990 
Victor Clarence Clayfield
 
6304 On Feb. 12th, 1831, Mr. Peterson married at Dover, Delaware, Mrs. Harriett Middleton Clayton Douglas. She was the widow of Walter Douglas, and was born May 6th, 1798 at Dagsboro, Sussex County, Delaware. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. James Clayton, leading residents of that community. Her father was descended from one of the most noted families of colonial days. His great grandfather was Joshua Clayton who was said to have come to Pennsylvania with William Penn and his sons and located in Kent County, Delaware as early as 1895. Mrs. Douglas was a woman of rare ability, and made Mr. Peterson a devoted wife. By her first husband she had three children one, Harriett, dying in youth. The others were Margaret Ann and James Clayton Douglas. Margaret married Joseph P. Comegys, a son of C. P. Comegya, Governor of Delaware. He became one of the leading jurists of America, and Chief Justice of his State. One child of this union who survived until 1928 was Harriett Comegys of Dover, Delaware. In her declining years she was cared for by Margaret Peterson, of Guelph, Ontario, her niece, the grand-daughter of Henry William Peterson.


Mrs. Peterson was a sister of John M. Clayton, one of the most beloved men of America, one of its great orators and statesmen. He was for many years a United States Senator, serving with Webster, Clay, Calhoun and Benton with whom he ranked as an equal. He was Secretary of State of the United States under President Taylor, and was joint author of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty, between the United States and Great Britain. His life was greatly saddened by the early death of his wife, and both his sons died as promising young men, leaving the father alone. Thus he took a kindly interest in relatives, and was ever a close friend and adviser of his brother-in-law, Henry William Peterson. and his son, Henry William, Jr.

After the marriage of Henry William Peterson to Mrs. Douglas, they came to Canada, going to his father's home in Markham township, York County. It was there that Henry William, their son was born, Dec. 13th, 1831.

 
Harriet Middleton Clayton
 
6305 Joseph Clayton

PRESTON — Joseph Clayton, 68, of 130 Hewat St., Preston, died today at his home. Mr. Clayton was born at Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England. He resided in Preston for 42 years. Before his retirement he was a pattern weaver at the Geo. Pattinson Ltd. woollen mill here. He was an Anglican by faith and a veteran of the First World War. Surviving is his wife, the former Dorothy Henfrey, two sons, Phillip of Dayton, Ohio and Joseph of Preston; one daughter, Mrs. George (Marie) Heipel of Preston; two sisters and one brother all residing in England. Eight grandchildren also survive. The body is at the Stager-Barthel Funeral Home. The funeral will be conducted Saturday at 3.30 p.m. Interment will be in Preston Cemetery. Rev. T. J. Lewis of St. Luke's Anglican Mission will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Oct 1962 pg 29 
Joseph "Joe" Clayton
 
6306 Mrs. Susanna, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Clegg of Wellesley Circuit, and wife of Samuel Bean, M. D., whom she married just 10 months ago, died in Linwood, Waterloo County, April 27, 1867, in her 27th year; survived by her husband and an infant daughter, also a large family connection. Four years ago, Mrs. Bean took an active part in a revival on the Howick Mission. (Reference is made to her brother-in-law, Alexander Crawford, also to an unconverted brother, William H.) Dr. Bean is now a preacher in Markham twp.1a

1aThe Christian Guardian 8 May 1867 pg 75 & 12 Jun 1867 pg 96 & July 15 1868 pg 120 
Susannah Clegg
 
6307 1871 - Annie Cleghorn is staying with Lawrence Doering. Anne Cleghorn
 
6308 W. G. Cleghorn was an important figure in early 20th century Berlin/Kitchener as an industrialist, politician, sportsman and civic-minded citizen.

He and partner Louis McBrine founded McBrine Luggage that became one of the world's largest luggage manufacturing companies. The company employed thousands of people from 1905 until the 1960s.

When the Four Wheel Drive Company came to Kitchener in the early 20th century, Cleghorn served as treasurer on its board of directors and he was prominent on the local Board of Trade.

In civic life, Cleghorn served on the board of the Berlin-Waterloo Hospital for five terms. He was an alderman on city council during the rancorous era of the Berlin-to-Kitchener name change of which he was in favor and spoke eloquently about during the debate.

It was on the sporting field that he also made a major mark. Scotty Cleghorn, as he was known in Ontario Lawn Bowling circles, helped the Berlin/Kitchener club capture several provincial championships and his team represented Canada at the British Commonwealth Games in 1934. He was also one of the first to introduce curling to the community.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

 
William Gibson Cleghorn
 
6309 Years Served: 1915-16 William Gibson Cleghorn
 
6310 W. W. Cleghorn, aged 77 years, a well-known and popular Elmira citizen, passed away suddenly at this home on William street, about 1.30 o'clock on Monday afternoon. Mr. Cleghorn was around town in the morning going home about noon and seemingly was feeling quite well. Shortly after his mid-day meal he was seized with a heart attack and passed away soon afterwards.
Mr. Cleghorn was a retired merchant, and was well known in this community, having been actively engaged in business here for eleven years previous to his retirement in 1924. Before coming to Elmira he was associated in a general store business with Reiner Brothers & Co. Ltd. at Wellesley for some fifteen years.
Mr. Cleghorn was born in New Hamburg and when a young man went to Wellesley, where he continued to reside after his marriage, being a resident there for about thirty-five years with an exception of a short time at Clifford.
He was an active lawn bowler, being an honorary president of the Elmira Lawn Bowling Club and a former member of the Wellesley Bowling Club. He played on most of the greens of the district, and was well-known in bowling circles throughout this section of the province. A couple of years ago, he was a member of a rink here calling themselves "the four Bills"who were well over 70 years of age. They attended a number of out-of-town tournaments and were invariably were among the prize winners.
The late Mr. Cleghorn is survived by his widow; one son, Rueben R. and one daughter, Miss Victoria, both of Elmira, the latter being public health nurse for the town.
The funeral service was held at his late home yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, the service at the home and also at the graveside in the Elmira Cemetery were conducted by Rev. G. D. Little, of the Presbyterian church. The pall-bearers were Messrs. F. C. Ruppel, A. Seiling, L. Fischer, H. O. Weichel, E. S. Otto and A. Hartman.1a

1aElmira Signet 28 Apr 1937 
William Willson Cleghorn
 
6311 Aaron Clemens, "second son of Abraham C., and Elizabeth Clemens, was born near Hespeler, February 26th, 1828. On October 30th, 1849, he was married to Nancy Snyder, sister to his brother Moses' wife. She was born April 30th, 1830. The resided at Fisher's Mills, near Hespeler, where he died March 21st, 1888. Their family consisted of ten children, all born near Hespeler"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Died, In Waterloo Township, on Wednesday morning, 21st March, at half-past 9 o'clock, Aaron Clemens, Aged 60 Years & 24 Days. Funeral On Saturday, 24th inst., at 2 o'clock p.m., from his late residence, (Fisher's Mills) to Warner's [sic] Burying Ground. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Waterloo Township, March 21st, 1888.2a

2aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Aaron Clemens
 
6312 Aaron Clemens, "was born July 26th, 1868. He is unmarried and resides with his parents."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Aaron Clemens
 
6313 Abraham Clemens, "the second son of Abraham and Catharine Clemens, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, December 31st, 1752. He received the old homestead with 180 acres of land which he retained in his possession until his death. In 1785 he made another purchase of 76 acres of land. This, together with the 180 acres which he received from his father, make him the owner of 256 acres of land. In 1778 he was married to Mary Steiner who was born in July, 1754, and died September 11th, 1823. He died September 15th, 1808. To them were born six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Clemens
 
6314 Abraham Clemens, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1710. On May 27, 1741, his father conveyed 260 acres with buildings and improvements to him for Ð270, being a part of his father's extensive real estate. Here he and his wife, Catharine, resided many years. He died some time during the beginning of May, 1776. We find his will was made March 9th, 1776, and probated May 31st of the same year. His will made ample provision for his widow, Catharine. Their family consisted of ten children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Clemens
 
6315 Abraham Clemens, "was born September 23rd, 1857. he is married to Maggie Shaw. They reside near his father's place where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Clemens
 
6316 Abraham B. Clemens, "was born February 11th, 1814. On March 18th, 1834, he was married to Magdalena Eby. After his marriage he took possession of his father's farm where he resided until some time after his wife's death when he made his home with his daughter, Catharine, where he died March 2nd, 1888. She was born May 19, 1810, and died July 22nd, 1883. To them were born eight children" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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CLEMENS. - On the 20th of March, at the residence of his son-in-law, Christian Eby, Berlin, Ontario, of the infirmities of old age, Bro. Abram B. Clemens, aged 74 years, 1 month and 9 days. He was buried on the 2d in Eby's burying-ground at Berlin. The deceased brother was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., and came with his parents to this country when it was yet a howling wilderness. He was a member of the church from his youth. He leaves three children, and many friends and relatives here and in Michigan. Funeral services by J. Bowman and M. Erb, from 2 Tim. 4:6-8 and 2 Cor. 5:1. Peace to his ashes.2a

2aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXV, Number 7, April 1, 1888, Pages 108, 109 
Abraham B. Clemens
 
6317 Abraham B. Clemens, "was born October 20th, 1867. He is a mechanical engineer and resides in Plainfield, N. Y."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham B. Clemens
 
6318 Abraham Clemens, " was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in 1764. He was married to Rebecca Miller who was born in 1763 and died in 1819. They moved to Canada in 1809 and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario. near Hespeler, where he died in 1819. To them were born eight children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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WARNING: In my view (Jim McKane), the preponderance of the evidence suggests that at least the first 5 of Abraham's children were born to Rebecca Miller and the last one, two, or three of his children to Mary Custer. Hannah and Elizabeth could have been the last children of Rebecca (and I have listed them this way) or the first two children of Mary. Apparently all the children were born in Chester Co., PA before Abraham and his second wife moved to Canada. But I have no primary sources to confirm the dates of the two marriages or which wife was the mother of each child. 
Abraham C. Clemens
 
6319 Abraham Clemens, "was married to Salome Bowman. They resided in Kent County, Michigan, where he died, leaving one child named VIII Olive M."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham C. Clemens
 
6320 Abram C. Clemens, "the third son of Abraham and Rebecca (Miller) Clemens, was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, February 7th, 1803, and when six years of age his parents moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, near Hespeler where young Abram was raised. When a young man he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Christian and Polly (Ruth) Strohm, who was born August 25th, 1802, and died October 8th, 1864. After their marriage they moved on the farm now in possession of their son, John who resides near Hespeler. After the decease of his first wife he was married to Nancy Bowman. When married second time he lived retired near the old homestead. Some twenty years before his death he was appointed deacon of the Mennonite Church. To him and his first wife were born five children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Michael Bergy erected in 1830 the first saw-mill and small foundry which he located a little north of the present R. Forbes Co. site, near where a small spring creek joins the Speed. This streamlet was in those days considerably larger than its present volume. The writer's father told of having fished trout from it in his boyhood. The ruins of the old saw-mill, which has been described by some as a pail-factory and foundry, was a favorite playhouse for the boys a few decades back. Mr. W. A. Kribs, ex M. P. P. recalls the presence of old foundry patterns lying about the place of his boyhood days.

We must continue with the activities of Mr. Bergy who brought the second saw-mill in Bergy-town into existence. it was perhaps with the commencement of this second venture that the name of the place was changed to New Hope, but by the year 1840, Mr. Bergy's hope or interest in the second mill had faded to such an extent that he resold the property to Abram C. Clemens, from whom he had purchased the land. This second saw-mill was the one included in Jacob Hespeler's purchase. it was situated where another streamlet enters the Speed, the site being afterwards occupied by Mr. Hespeler's grist-mill near the stone dam which Hespeler placed in front of Bergy's wooden dam..2a

2aTenth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1922, pages 213 - 224. 
Deacon Abraham C. Clemens
 
6321 Abraham D. Clemens, "the eldest son, was born April 17th, 1813. He was married, April 16th, 1833, to Veronica Shantz who was born May 23, 1813, and died August 26th, 1887. They resided on a farm at Williamsburg where he died April 15th, 1877. To them were born nine children" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham D. Clemens
 
6322 The Williamsburg School is one of the few remaining buildings associated with the former hamlet of Williamsburg. In 1863, Abram and Veronica Clements sold three quarters of an acre of their farm to the Trustees of School Section Number Seven (S.S. #7). In 1864 the one room school house was bu Abraham D. Clemens
 
6323 Abraham Clemens L., "the eldest son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Lederach) Clemens, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, July 3rd, 1781, and when four years of age his parents moved to Chester County where he was raised. In 1807 he was married to Magdalena, daughter of John and Hester (Steiner ) Miller. She was born February 8th, 1786, and died February 1st, 1847. In 1809 they moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, a little north of Preston on the farm owned until recently by their son Joel Here they both died. His death took place January 26th, 1845. In 1815 he was ordained deacon of the Mennonite Church for the Hagey field of labor. This position he held until his death. To him and his wife were born ten children, "1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Mennonite families suffered misfortunes, such as childbirth deaths of women, accidental work deaths of men, frequent deaths of infants and young children, and the scourges of cholera, typhoid and tuberculosis. Cholera epidemics of the 1830s especially in July-August 1834 - could be devastating. Funerals were usually arranged by neighbours and friends, but the community was so demoralized in 1834 that, as Deacon Abraham L. Clemens wrote to his brother in Chester County in 1836, "the neighbours did not go out to assist one another as in any other disease so that there was no funeral held."2a

2aBUILDING COMMUNITY ON THE FRONTIER: the Mennonite contribution to shaping the Waterloo settlement to 1861 by Elizabeth Bloomfield 
Deacon Abraham L. Clemens
 
6324 Abraham M. Clemens, "the second son, was born May 26th, 1820. He is married to Polly, daughter of Abraham and Nancy (Strome) Rosenberger. They reside in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario, near Forest P. O. To them was born a family of eleven children" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham M. "Abram" Clemens
 
6325 "Clemens: Death by Drowning - "It is our painful duty to record te sudden death of Mr. Abraham O. Clemens, of Waterloo Township, by drowning, On Tuesday last., It appears that he and several others were stretching a net across the Grand River, nearly opposite Mr. Joseph Hagen's farm, at the point known as "the deep hole." when Mr. Clemens unfortunately got in the water beyond his depth; and although able to swim, for some unaccountable cause, with cramp, some description of fit, or more probably the encumbrance of his clothes and a heavy pair of boots, he sank to rise no more. A pole was handed to him when about sinking by Joseph Hagey, but he paid no attention to it. He was taken out of the river about an hour afterwards. An inquest was held the same evening by Coroner Bowlby, of Berlin, and a verdict of "accidental death," returned"1a

1aThe Berlin Telagraph 19 Aug 1859

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16 Aug 1859 Fatal Occurrence in Waterloo - We regret to hear that Mr. Abraham O. Clemens, of the Township of Waterloo, met his death by drowning on Tuesday last. With several others he was engaged in stretching a net across the Grand River near Mr. Joseph Hagey's farm, when by some means he got out of his depth, and though able to swim, was drowned at once. His body was recovered about an hour afterwards, and Dr. Bowlby, Coroner, held an inquest upon it in the evening when a verdict of "Accidental death" was returned, pg. 2 col. 42a

2aBerlin Chronicle 23 Aug 1859 
Abraham O. Clemens
 
6326 Abraham S. Clemens, "the youngest son of Abraham and Mary (Steiner) Clemens, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, March 7th, 1790. On May 19, 1812, he was married to Rachel Dierstein who was born November 15th, 1791, and died December 3rd, 1864. In 1825 they moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, about one mile west of Breslau, on lot No. 123, German Company's Tract. Here they resided until 1837 when he purchased part of lot No. 111, about two miles south of Breslau. Here they resided until their deaths. His death took place December 25, 1867. A good many years before his death he was ordained a deacon of the Mennonite Church, a position for which he was well qualified. Many a wholesome advice did he give to his congregation. His practice was to visit all the members of his field of labor twice a year and during such visits he would give words of cheer and comfort to many a weary pilgrim. He encouraged them to look to Christ in all their trials and troubles and reminded them of the many cheering promises given unto all who put their trust in him who died for all. To them was born a family of eight children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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OBITUARY FOR ABRAHAM S. CLEMMENS

Died on the first day of the recent Christmas holidays, that is on December 25th last, Abraham S. Clemmens died in Waterloo township, Waterloo County, Canada West of apoplexy. He was formerly of Montgomery county, Pennsylvania. He was born in 1790 in Lower Salford township, in the aforementioned Montgomery county, and died at the age of 77 years, 9 months, and 18 days. He entered the holy state of matrimony on May 19, 1812 with Rachel Derstein of Bucks county, and emigrated to Canada with his family in the year 1825. He was happily married for approximately 52 years, and a widower for 3 years and 22 days. He sired 8 children, 6 of whom are still living, namely 3 sons and 3 daughters.

His descendants, with 51 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren, number consequently, 89 souls. On the day he died, he arose healthy and happy, sat down to breakfast after he had directed a loud and earnest prayer to the Giver of all good. He shoved aside a coffee cup which was sitting near him, and reached for the jug, to pour himself a drink of water, when suddenly, his hand fell. His son George, who had also just risen from the table, hurried over to help his father; his soul wanted to take leave of his body, and no human effort was of any help to him. He was speedily carried to his bed; but, he did not open his eyes again; his speech became weak and during the night that followed, approximately at 11.30 p.m., he slept away to his Lord. The deceased was generally respected and loved, and after he had accomplished much good, and ,we hope, useful things during his active life, he peacefully paid the debt of nature. For many years, he was the head of the Mennonite congregation there, and his eye was ever watchful over his flock. On the 29th instant, his body was taken to Cressman's Mennonite meeting-house, accompanied by a large number of friends and acquaintances, and committed to mother-earth, on which occasion the Rev. Hagey (at the deceased's house), and the Rev. Enoch Derstein (at the grave), spoke words of comfort and instruction to the crowd present, based on the text in the latter part of Verse 12, Chapter 4 of the Book of Amos: " Because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, 0 Israel!"2a

2aObituary of Abraham S. Clemmens paper unknown


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Did Abraham Clemens marry Nancy Burkholder? Marriage in Waterloo County Marriage Register 1858-1869. Abraham Clemens aged 64, resident of Waterloo born Pennsylvania son of Abraham and Mary married 31 Mar 1867 to Nancy Bowman aged 57 resident of Waterloo born Pennsylvania daughter of Christian and Elizabeth Burkholder. 
Deacon Abraham S. Clemens
 
6327 Abraham S. Clemens, "was born June 13th, 1853. He resides in the town of Galt where he is engaged in some agency. On February 29th, 1876, he was married to Mary Kesselring. To them are born five children, namely: VIII Ivan, VIII Edgar, VIII Nelson, VIII Clara, and VIII Ralph."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Shantz Clemens
 
6328 Abraham S. Clemens, "was born in Waterloo County, Ontario in 1845. He is a farmer and resides near Moline P. O., Michigan, on his father's old homestead. He is married to Mary Ann Brower and has a family of two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham. S. Clemens
 
6329 Ada Priscilla Clemens, "was born near Breslau in 1870. She resides in the town of Berlin and has her home with her parents."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Notice of Creditors:

Estate of Ada P. Clemens, late of 85 Frederick St. Kitchener, Ontario, who died on or about 16 day of April, 1948 are hereby notified to send in to the undersigned Executor, on or about the 25th day of July 1948 full particulars of their claims. Immediately after the last mentioned date the assets of the Estate will be distributed amongst the parties thereto, having regard only to the claims of which said Executor shall then have had notice. Dated at Kitchener the 23rd day of June 1948. The Waterloo Trust and Savings Co., Executor, Kitchener, Ontario, By B.E. Dowdall, solicitor in the Estate, 129 King St. W., Kitchener, Ontario.2a

2aThe Kitchener Record 2 Jul 1948


 
Ada Priscilla Clemens
 
6330 Adam Clemens, "was born in Waterloo County, Ontario, in 1847. he is also engaged in farming and resides near his brother's place. He was married twice, first to Sarah Clemens and after her decease to Nettie Carpenter. To him and his second wife was born one son named VIII Roy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Age 83 years, 11 months, 28 days Nearly 84, passed away Saturday after a long illness. He lived for many years in Leighton Twp. and was well known here. Some years ago he sold his farm and went to California to be near a son and family - later he sold out there and came back here and purchased the M.E. Thompson property where the wife passed away about a year ago. He had been in failing health since and was given the best of care by his daughter, Mrs. Perrault, and his son and family of Chicago, a part of whom moved here and was with him constantly. He was fortunate in one thing, that he had no pain all during his illness. The funeral will be a t 2 PM at the late home. The relatives have the sympathy of their friends in the passing of a real man.2a

2aBanner - Hastings, Michigan Wednesday, 2/16/32 
Adam Clemens
 
6331 Adam U. Clemens, "was born February 18th, 1856, and died February 4th, 1882. He was not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Adam U. Clemens
 
6332 Addison Ervine, "was born January 1st, 1871. He is engaged in buying and selling Live-stock. He is unmarried and has his home with his father."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Addison Ervine "Erwin" Clemens
 
6333 Agnes Clemens, "was born November 25th, 1862. She is married to Edward Lloyd and resides near Forest P. O., Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. They have two children". 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Agnes Clemens
 
6334 Albert Clemens, "was born in Oxford County, Ontario, September 2nd, 1854. He is married to Elizabeth Moore and resides in Blenheim, Kent County, where he is engaged in the roller flour mills."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Albert Clemens
 
6335 Albert B. Clemens, "was born in Port Elgin, Ontario, March 3rd, 1878. He is unmarried and is engaged with the Cleveland Bicycle Company. His address is same as his father's."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Albert B. Clemens
 
6336 Allen U. Clemens, "was born August 12th, 1865. He resides home with his parents near Brown City, Michigan, and is working his father's farm, thus relieving his aged father from all cares. He is not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Allen U. Clemens
 
6337 Annie Jane Clemens, "was born February 8, 1874. She is married to Ezra Schlime, a merchant tailor. They reside in Drumbo, Oxford County, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Alma Jane Clemens
 
6338 Minnie Clemens, "is married to Wm. Cassel, a farmer. They reside in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario. They have two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Alzamina "Mina" Clemens
 
6339 Amelia Clemens, "was born February 22nd, 1865. On March 12th, 1889, she was married to Nathaniel Witmer. They reside at Brown City, Michigan."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Amelia Clemens
 
6340 Amos Clemens, "the youngest child of David M., and Sallie (Hagey) Clemens, resides near Ayr P. O., Emmet County, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. He is married to Lydia Battler. They have two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Amos Clemens
 
6341 Amos Clemens, "the eighteenth and youngest son of George Clemens, was born January 12th 1835. After his marriage with Hannah Nickleburry he moved on a farm near Freeport where he resided for fifteen years. This farm he sold in 1870 and purchased the old 'Bechtel Farm' two and one-half miles south-west of Blair where he resided until 1893 when he moved to Whistlebare, near Blair, where he still resides. His wife died April 29th 1894. To them were born ten children"

The Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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In Memoriam Died in Galt, on Sunday, January 21st, 1906, at 1.30 p.m. Amos Clemens Aged 71 years, 9 days. The Funeral Will take place from the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. E. Schlimme, Bond street, on Tuesday afternoon, January 23rd, at 2 o'clock, to the Union Cemetery, Preston. friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

Funeral Card 
Amos S. Clemens
 
6342 Andrew Clemens, "was born November 15th, 1843. He resides a few miles north-east of Winterbourne where he is engaged in farming. he is married to Mary Snyder."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Andrew Clemens
 
6343 Angeline Clemens, "the youngest in the family of Jacob and Polly (Bretz) Clemens, was born June 24th, 1872. She is married to George W. Slaughter, a public school teacher. They reside at Wyoming, Lambton County, where he is engaged in teaching."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Angeline Clemens
 
6344 Angeline Clemens, "was born in Oxford County, Ontario, December 17, 1852. She is married to John Wightman. They reside in Ridgetown, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Angeline Clemens
 
6345 Angeline name on her tombstone is Angeline in Eby's book it is Jane. Angeline Clemens
 
6346 Anna E. Clemens, "was born in Port Elgin, Ontario, May 8th, 1873, and died October 2nd, 1873."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna E. Clemens
 
6347 Barbara Ann Clemens, "was born January 31st, 1853. In 1873 she was married to Patrick Cummings who was born in 1851. They reside at Port Elgin, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them was born a family of nine children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Ann Clemens
 
6348 Benjamin F. Clemens, "was born December 30th, 1860. He is a farmer and resides near Forest, Lambton County, Ontario. Some years ago he was married to Susan Hare. Their family consists of one son named IX Franklin."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin F. Clemens
 
6349 Benjamin U. Clemens, "was born May 19th, 1848. he resides in Berlin where he is engaged in the livery business. He is married to Mary Ann Bricker and has a family of one child named VIII Eri Charlotte Irene."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin U. Clemens
 
6350 Calvin Emery Clemens, "was born in Saugeen Township, Bruce County, Ontario, August 23rd, 1868. He is a miller and is engaged in the Blenheim Mills."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Calvin Emery Clemens
 
6351 CLEMENS, Carl Elmer

Peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on April 21, 1997. Born in Preston on March 9, 1919. Beloved husband of Dorothy (Rodger); dear father of Rodger and Carol and her husband Kevin Bidwell; loved grandfather of Rebecca Bidwell and Shawn and Curtis Clemens, all of Cambridge. Survived by one brother, Robert and his wife Catherine and family. Predeceased by his parents, the late Nelson and Hilda Clemens. Before retiring, Carl was purchasing agent at Preston Metal and Roofing Products Limited for 27 years. He served with the RCAF during the Second World War, as a Flying Officer, Navigator Bomber. Carl was a 50 year member of Preston Legion Branch 126. He was a longtime member of the Galt Country Club and a member of the Probus Club of Preston-Hespeler. At Carl's request there will be no visitation. A private family funeral and committal service will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at the Barthel Funeral Home, Cambridge.

The Record 22 Apr 1997 pg B4 
Carl Elmer Clemens
 
6352 BIDWELL, Carol Anne (nee Clemens)

After a courageous battle with heart problems and cancer, Carol is now at peace. Carol passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Best friend and wife to Kevin and also best friend to her daughter Rebecca (Ben). Loving grandma to Brody, Paige and Cruze. Sister to Rodger. Carol was a lifetime resident of Preston, Cambridge. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street N., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, from 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held at a later date.

The Cambridge Times 5 Nov 2013 
Carol Anne Clemens
 
6353 BIDWELL, Carol Anne (nee Clemens) After a courageous battle with heart problems and cancer, Carol is now at peace. Carol passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Best friend and wife to Kevin and also best friend to her daughter Rebecca (Ben). Loving grandma to Brody, Paige and Cruze. Sister to Rodger. Carol was a lifetime resident of Preston, Cambridge. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street N., Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by Carol and her family. Carol Anne Clemens
 
6354 Caroline Clemens, "was born September 30th, 1863. She is married to Isaiah Holm, a farmer. They reside near Preston, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Caroline Clemens
 
6355 Catharine Clemens, "was born April 10th, 1848. On May 24th, 1868, she was married to Christian Eby. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged in gardening and butchering. To them were born six children, namely: VIII Lydia Ann, VIII James Edward, VIII Isabella, VIII Jacob Foster, VIII Isaac C. (dead), and VIII Christian."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Clemens
 
6356 Catharine Clemens, "was born in Waterloo County, Ontario, April 7th, 1851. She is married to Levi Brown, a sawmiller."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Clemens
 
6357 Catharine Clemens, "was born May 21st, 1782. She was married to Jacob Kolb who was born April 17th 1781, and died January 3rd, 1869. In 1819 they, in company with others, moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, near Breslau, on the farm now possessed by their grand-son, Joseph Kolb. Here she died January 25th, 1869"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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On the 25th of Jan., in Waterloo co., Ontario, Catharine Kolb, aged 86 years, 8 months, and 4 days. She was buried on the 28th by which occasion funeral addresses were delivered by the brethren Daniel Wismer from Rom. 12: 11. and Joseph Hagy from Ps. 39: 5,6. We cherish the good hope that, if we remain faithful, we may meet her again with Jesus, where she was longing to go.2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume VI, Number 3 - March 1869 - page 47 
Catharine Clemens
 
6358 Catharine Malinda Clemens, "was born March 22nd, 1872. She is not married and resides at home with her parents."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Malinda Clemens
 
6359 Celina Clemens, "is married to John U. Bricker. They reside in Michigan where he is engaged in farming. Their family consisted of two children one of whom is dead. Names not received" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Celina Clemens
 
6360 Charles E. Clemens, "was born at Port Elgin, Ontario, November 21, 1870. He is a coatmaker by trade and resides at No. 24 Yeakel Street, Cleveland, Ohio."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Charles E. Clemens
 
6361 Christian Clemens, "was born February 22nd, 1849. On November 30th, 1886, he was married to Mary Cressman who was born February 20th, 1847. They reside near Centreville where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of one child, a daughter named VIII Hannah, born November 4th 1887."

Christian B. Clemens, "was born February 22nd, 1849. He is married to Mary Cressman and resides at Centreville. Family, one child named Hannah."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Christian Clemens
 
6362 Christian Clemens, "was born October 18, 1828. After his marriage he resided in different places in the county, the last of which, before he moved to Michigan, was Berlin where he was engaged in the blacksmithing and horseshoeing business. Some thirty years ago he moved to Kent County, Michigan, where he has since been engaged in farming. He was first married to Lydia, daughter of Wendel and Susannah (Bricker) Bowman. After her decease he was married to Leah, daughter of Elias ands Polly (Clemens) Bowman. (She was the widow of the late Samuel S. Betzner). To him and his first wife were born two children, namely: VII Albert, who died young, and VII Lena who resides at Grand Rapids, Michigan; and with second wife there are six children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Christian Clemens
 
6363 Cornelia Clemens, "was born April 8th, 1860. She is unmarried and has her home with her parents."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Cornelia Clemens
 
6364 Daniel Clemens, "resides at Hartfew, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. He is married to Mary Snyder and has a family of eight children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Daniel Clarence Clemens
 
6365 David Clemens, "was born November 16, 1851. He is married to Miss I. Douglas and resides in Hamilton, Ontario, where he is engaged as a builder and carpenter. To them was born one son named IX David (dead)."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
David G. Clemens
 
6366 David Clemens, "resides on lot No. 4, 12th Con., Blenheim Township, near Washington P. O., where he is farming. He is married to Lucinda Huber."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
David H. Clemens
 
6367 David M. Clemens, "the eldest son of Jesse and Margaret (Miller) Clemens, was born June 26, 1818. He was married to Sallie, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Bergey) Hagey. She was born March 2nd, 1823, and died April 23, 1879. Soon after their marriage they moved to Wilmot Township on the old 'Tohman Farm', thence back on his father's farm near Hespeler. From here they moved to Chicopee where he was engaged in the sawmill After residing here several years they moved to North Dumfries Township, one mile west of Roseville, on lot No. 46, Con. 12, where they resided until their deaths. He died June 23, 1887. To them was born a family of thirteen children" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Question did he have a son Adam born and died 1837 buried in the Weber Mennonite Cemetery? (Eroded) (Adam) S./ Sohn von/ (A. David & Clemens)/ gest. 1837 alt/ 5 Monat (24) Tage/ verse. 
David Miller Clemens
 
6368 Lot 47, Concession 12 North Dumfries David Miller Clemens
 
6369 David S. Clemens, " was born September 23rd, 1858. He is a miller by trade and was the owner of the Winterbourne Roller Flour Mills at the time they were destroyed by fire. He now resides in Guelph where he is engaged in the stave and heading business. He is married to Florence Maude Carter and has a family of several children". 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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A Destructive Fire
Winterbourne's Only Industrial Establishment Wiped Out by Fire Clemens Mill Burned Last Night

Fire completely destroyed David Clemens' flourmill at Winterbourne last night. It is feared that loss of life resulted. Just at dusk on Tuesday evening a man with the earmarks of a tramp was seen near the mill. One of the surmises as to the origin of the fire is, that the tramp slept in the mill and, probably by the lighting of a pipe, set fire to the structure. An eye witness brings the report to town that shouts and screams were heard in the burning building, the cries gradually becoming fainter until all was still. The origin of the fire will probably always be a mystery. Others say that the fire had its origin in the engine room. The loss is fully $15,000 on building, machinery and stock. The building was a frame one and the flames were not long in devouring it. Amount of insurance not known.2a

2aThe Daily Record 30 Aug 1893 
David S. Clemens
 
6370 David W. Clemens, "resides in Roseville where he is engaged in the lumber business. He is married to Isabel Barton and has a family of six children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
David W. Clemens
 
6371 At the London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2000 Mrs Dorothy (Clemens) Baggaley of London and formerly of Mississauga in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Baggaley (1974). Dear mother of Mary (Ken) Kelsey, Ed (Susan) Baggaley, Jon (Francia) Baggaley and Gordon (Susi) Baggaley. Also loved by her 9 grandchildren, Steven (Angela), Laura Jean, Amanda Jane, Jeff (Jenn), Kelly, Melissa, Matt and 6 great-grandchildren Alexander, Matthew, Annie, Katherine, Madison, and Sydney. Dear sister of Gordon Clemens, Kay (George) Weaver, Jean (Ed) Robertson and a special friend to Bernie Henry. Cremation. A memorial service will be held in the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford Street), on Friday October 6th, 2000, at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and the Canadian Cancer Society.1a

1aLondon Free Press 4 Oct 2000 
Dorothy Beatrice Isabell Clemens
 
6372 EDGAR H. CLEMENS

PRESTON, Aug. 2 — Preston resident for the past 40 years, Edgar Hugo Clemens, 61, died suddenly yesterday of a heart attack while visiting at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Laurie Clemens, Goderich. While Mr. Clemens had been suffering from a heart condition for seven months, word of his sudden passing yesterday came as a distinct shock to friends. Born in Williamsburg, Ont., he lived there and in Galt before coming to Preston. He was a member of the Preston Baptist Church and until the time of his illness was employed with the Eastern Steel Products. Surviving are his wife, Emily Rogers; five daughters, Mrs. J. (Dorothy) Baggaley, Ottawa; Mrs. Gordon (Marie) Gordier, Dundas; Audrey, Kay and Jean at home; four sons, Edgar W. of Galt, Frank of Ottawa, Laurie of Goderich and Gordon. R.C.A.F., Rivers, Man.; two brothers, Nelson of Preston and Ivan of Richan, Ont., a sister, Mrs. Clara Letson of Clearview, and 12 grandchildren. One son, Abey, predeceased him. The remains will rest at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home until Saturday at 1:30, then at the Preston Baptist Church where the funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 2 Aug 1945 pg 15 
Edgar Hugo Clemens
 
6373 Eli Clemens, "was born June 21st, 1815. He resided for a number of years on a part of lot No. 49, German Company's Tract, about three miles south-west of Berlin. He was first married to Sallie Hagey who came from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, single. She was second-cousin to Bishop Hagey. She died about the year 1842. After her decease he was married to Leah Bowman, May 30th, 1843. She was born December 4th, 1813, and died October 4th, 1871. To them were born eight children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Eli Clemens
 
6374 Elijah B. Clemens, "was born April 4th, 1829. On May 18th, 1856, he was married to Mary, daughter of Adam Hess of Hespeler, Ontario. They reside near Copenhagen, Elgin County, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them was born a family of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elijah B. Clemens
 
6375 Elizabeth Clemens, "is married to Benjamin Schlichter. They reside in Blenheim Township, 3rd Con., near Washington P. O., where he is engaged in farming. To them were born four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Clemens
 
6376 Elizabeth Clemens, "the eighth and youngest child of Samuel and Elizabeth (Gingerich) Clemens, was born June 17, 1864. She is married to B. Newstead. They reside in Puslinch Township, near Hespeler, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Clemens
 
6377 Elizabeth Clemens, "the eldest, was born in September, 1817, and is married to Ezra Hilliard. They reside in Illinois, U. S., where he is engaged in farming. Had three children, two of whom are dead;"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Clemens
 
6378 Elizabeth Clemens, "the second daughter of family, was married to David Kolb. They resided in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. To them were born three children, one son and two daughters."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Clemens
 
6379 Elizabeth Clemens, "was born February 2nd, 1853. She is married to Henry Kalbfleisch, a carpenter. They reside in Port Elgin, Ontario. Their family consists of six children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Clemens
 
6380 Elizabeth Clemens, "was born February 7th, 1856. On February 11th, 1880, she was married to Jacob Solon, son of Joel Clemens of Preston. They reside in Bay City, Michigan, where he is engaged in the planing mills."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Clemens
 
6381 Elizabeth Clemens, "was born February 8th, 1810. On November 18th, 1827, she was married to Jacob E. Schneider. They resided on a farm two miles south-east of Berlin where she died May 20th, 1870"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Clemens
 
6382 Elizabeth Clemens, "was born July 6th, 1816. She was married to Levi, son of John C. and Catharine (Shantz) Schneider. They resided near Kossuth where he owned a large farm. She died May 25th, 1890. To them were born nine children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Clemens
 
6383 Elizabeth Clemens, "was born May 8th, 1835. She was married to John Bingeman and resided in Oxford County, near Washington where she died July 30th, 1890, leaving one daughter named VIII Veronica C., born July 7th, 1878."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Clemens
 
6384 Mrs. Elizabeth Hallman

The death occurred suddenly, on Sunday of Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Hallman, 195 Weber street, Kitchener. Deceased, who was born in Lambton county, was in her 71st year. Surviving are her husband, Allan C. Hallman, one son, Dalton, of Regina, Sask., one daughter Mrs. Walter Becker, Kitchener, two brothers, Jesse Clemens and John Clemens, one sister, Mrs. Leslie Chalmers, Kitchener, and three grandchildren. One daughter died 11 years ago. Remains will rest at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until 4 p.m., Tuesday Funeral services will take place from the residence at 2 p.m., Wednesday, and thence to United Brethren Church for public service at 2.30. Interment will be made in New Dundee.

Waterloo Chronicle 31 May 1938 pg 3 
Elizabeth Ann "Lizzie" Clemens
 
6385 Elton Lewis Clemons, 917 Queensmount Cres., died at St. Mary's Hospital today after a lengthy illness. Born at Preston, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac B. Clemons, and attended Trinity United Church. He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. H.A. (Lillian) Clemons, Windsor; and three sisters, Nellie, Mary and Ethel Clemons, all of Kitchener. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until Thursday afternoon when the funeral will be held at 3:30 o'clock. Rev. O.P. Hossie, minister of Trinity Church will officiate and interment will be in Preston Cemetery

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 May 1953 
Elton Lewis Clemens
 
6386 Emma Clemens, "is married to Wendel Bricker. They reside near Avoca P. O., Michigan, where he is engaged in farming." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Emma Clemens
 
6387 Died, In Waterloo Township, on Tuesday, Aug. 9th, at half past 10 o'clock p.m., Emmeline Clemens, Daughter of the late Aaron Clemens, Aged 26 Years, 3 Months & 19 Days. Funeral On Saturday, 11th inst., at 2.30 p.m., from her late residence, Fisher's Mills, to Warner's [sic] Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Waterloo, August 10th, 1888.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Emmeline Clemens
 
6388 Enoch Clemens, "the eldest son in family, was born May 10th, 1849. He is unmarried and resides in Calgary, Alberta, where he is engaged in painting."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Enoch Clemens
 
6389 Hester Clemens, "the youngest daughter of Jesse and Margaret (Miller) Clemens, was born April 15th, 1830. She is married to Solomon Bechtel. They reside near Hespeler where a family of six children was born unto them" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby


In 1901 Esther lived with her son Jesse in Waterloo Township, Waterloo, Ontario. 
Esther Clemens
 
6390 George Clemens, "eldest son of Abraham and Catharine Clemens, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1732. When a young man his father paid him his portion of legacy and he left Montgomery County and went to Chester County, same state, where he invested in real estate in both Pikeland and Charlestown Townships. In 1760-61 he erected a grist mill where he made quite a fortune. He was married to Elizabeth Carlisle. They lived retired for several years when he died in September, 1813, aged about 81 years. To him and his wife Elizabeth were born quite a family but the names of only two sons have been handed to the writer, namely: V Abraham and V George who both settled in the county of Waterloo, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby


"(Elizabeth was of Quaker descent and was well educated. According to report she was skilled in medicines, proving herself to be the doctoress for miles around her home during the colonial days.)"2a

2aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
George Clemens
 
6391 George Clemens, "was born in 1786. He received the old homestead and never came to Canada. He died February 6th, 1843, leaving a family of eight children. All these with their descendants reside in Pennsylvania. In June, 1855, Abraham, one of the sons, who was married to Mary Nice, moved to Canada and settled two miles south of Breslau, on the farm now owned by Daniel Wenger. Some thirty years ago he was accidentally drowned in the Grand River while engaged in fishing. His widow and family, after his decease, returned to Montgomery County, Pennsylvania."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
George Clemens
 
6392 George Clemens, "younger son of George and Elizabeth (Carlisle) Clemens, was born in Pikeland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, July 17, 1777. His boyhood days were spent on his father's farm and during the winter months he attended the public school and received such an education as the times afforded. It is well known that the facilities for obtaining a good common school education were at that time far inferior to what they now are. While visiting friends in Montgomery County during the winter of 1799 and 1800, Mr. Clemens was informed that numerous families intended to move either to the western part of the state or to Ohio, and even some were meditating of moving to Canada, the way-out-of-the-world country. No sooner was he in possession of this information than he hunted up such parties who were making preparations to move to Canada in order to receive all the information that could be obtained of this country at that time. Upon his return home he informed his father of what he had heard in regard to Canada. After listening to his son for some time, his father said: 'Well George, if all be true that you have heard in regard to Canada, it truly must be a good country to go to in order to seek one's fortune, but take my advice, first go and see the country for yourself.' During the winter of 1800-1 seven families of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, made arrangements for moving to Canada which company Mr. Clemens joined. He drove one of the teams (see Historical notes on pages 22, 23, and 24 in regard to Mr. Clemens)and in May, 1801, he arrived where now the village of Blair is situated. After making a thorough inspection of this country he found everything beyond his expectations and immediately selected his land on which he settled. This was about one mile east of Preston, near Speedsville, on the farm now owned by his grandson, Isaac B. Clemens. After having cleared several acres of his land he erected a small log house and commenced housekeeping. In course of time he found the words recorded in Genesis 2:18 to be true, he therefore amended or improved his condition in life by taking to himself a wife in the person of Esther Stauffer who was born December 18th, 1790, and died August 17, 1836. After her decease he was married to (October 27th, 1840) Elizabeth, the widow of David Histand. She was a daughter of old George Bechtel and was born August 8th, 1792, and died July 21st, 1885. old Mr. George Clemens died August 10, 1863. To him and his first wife was born a family of eighteen children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
George Clemens
 
6393 George Clemens, M. D., "was born March 20th 1857. When a young man he commenced the study of medicine and attended the Toronto Trinity College for four full terms and graduated some twelve years ago. After getting his degree he immediately followed his profession in Berlin. About ten years ago he moved to Port Perry where he has a very extensive practice. He is married to Emma, eldest daughter of Levi VanCamp, dentist, of Berlin. Their family consists of two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Dr. George Clemens, M. D.
 
6394 [Isaac name is in error it is actually George], "was born February 12th, 1844. He was a farmer and resided near Preston where he died June 24th, 1888. His wife was Miss Isabella Neil."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
George C. Clemens
 
6395 George H. Clemens, "the youngest son of Abraham and Rachel (Dierstein) Clemens, was born July 25th 1831. On February 4th, 1851, he was married to Salome S. Bowman. She was born July 26th 1830. Soon after his marriage he moved on his father's old homestead two miles south of Breslau where she died June 24th, 1882. On January 15th, 1884, he was married to Catharine Weichel who was born February 3rd, 1845. He died June 8th, 1892. To him and his first wife were born nine children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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CLEMENS.--On the 8th of June, 1892, at High Banks, near Breslau, Waterloo Co., Ont., of neuralgic rheumatism, followed by general debility, Bro. Geo. H. Clemens, aged 60 years, 10 months and 13 days. His remains were laid to rest in the burying ground at the Cressman Mennonite church near Breslau, on the 11th, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Bish. Elias Weber in German from Acts 9:6, and Pre. Noah Stauffer in English from 2 Cor. 5:1. Bro. Clemens was twice married. His first wife, Sister Salome Bowman, with whom he was joined in matrimony on the 4th of February 1851 died about 10 years ago. This union was blessed with nine children, of whom seven are still living. On the 15th of January, 1884, he was married to Sister Catharine Weichel.

Bro. Clemens was confined to his bed the greater part of the spring. At times his bodily sufferings were severe, but he possessed that sweet consolation which a firm trust in his Savior gives to the believer. His mind was fixed upon Jesus, and he was permitted to obtain a glimpse of that beautiful land for which he longed and of which he spoke repeatedly. He rejoiced in a crucified Redeemer, and enjoyed telling others of the grace of God. In practical piety and love for the cause of Christ he leaves a beautiful example for all. He spoke guardedly and encouragingly to those who were willing to accept Christ, and to them as well as to the brethren in the ministry, he was an able support and sympathizing friend, He was a true helping brother of the family of the church, as many both in and out of the ministry, can testify. The church of which he was a dearly beloved member feels deeply the loss it sustains, but none so much as the members of the family to whom he especially attached. They have lost a beloved companion, an affectionate father, the church a pillar, the community a kind neighbor. May the missionary spirit that was in him, burn in us and influence others to accept the Savior in whom he trusted and died. Nearly all of his family have accepted their Savior. May God comfort the bereaved hearts and give us grace to walk faithfully in the way of the Lord that we may meet our loved ones who have crossed death's river before us.

"O what has Jesus bought for me!
Before my raptured eyes,
Rivers of life divine I see,
And trees of Paradise.
I see a world of spirits bright,
Who taste the pleasures there;
They all are robed in spotless white,
And conquering palms they bear
.2a

2aHerald Of Truth, Vol. XXIX, No. 14, July 15, 1892, page 222, 223 
George H. Clemens
 
6396 George K. Clemens, "was born at Port Elgin, Ontario, July 24, 1866. He resides in the city of Toronto, Ontario, where he is engaged as a salesman. His address is No. 23 Division Street, Toronto."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
George K. Clemens
 
6397 George S. Clemens, "was born September 20th, 1812. He was married to Margaret Ellis. They resided between Preston and Galt where he was engaged in farming. He died suddenly while out driving October 18th 1888, and she died October 19, 1891. To them was born quite a number of children but all died in infancy save two"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
George S. Clemens
 
6398 In 1978 his stone house exists. George S. Clemens
 
6399 "(From the History of Lower Salford Township, by James V. Heckler.) Among the early Mennonites who came to Pennsylvania was one named Gerhardt Clemens, (Notes taken from his diary which he kept in the German Language, showing that his father's name was Jacob, and that Gerhardt, the old pioneer, was born in Germany in 1680. On March 8th, 1709, he settled with his brother John Clemens, for goods purchased in his store. This shows that he had a brother named John who, according to tradition, had settled in New York where he was engaged as a merchant. It is also said that he had a brother named Jacob who had settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania.) son of Jacob Clemens, arrived at Philadelphia in 1709. He settled in Skippack, Montgomery County, where he, February 14th, 1718, purchased, of David Powell, a tract of land containing 300 acres, situated on the north-east branch of the Perkiomen Creek. After the purchase was made the old progenitor cleared away the forest and erected his log cabin on the west side of the small stream aforesaid. He soon made additional purchases of land. We find in April, 1734, he was the owner of 690 acres of land. In 1726 he built the first grist mill in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County. (The mill was built along a hill. The front was two stories high while the back was only one story. The mill was pulled down in 1823.) To Gerhardt and his wife Ann, were born three sons named III Abraham, III Jacob, and III John, and several daughters, the name of one was III Ann."

The descendants of III Jacob and his wife, Barbara, are quite numerous in Montgomery and other counties of Pennsylvania. He (Jacob) resided on part of his father's farm while III John, his brother received the mill and part of the old farm. He had a family of several children, one son named IV Gerhardt. No information has been received in regard to the daughters of II Gerhardt's, family. We shall now follow the descendants of the oldest son of II Gerhardt"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Gerhardt Clemens
 
6400 CLEMENS, Gordon Earle - Passed away, on Sunday, January 11, 2009, at Golden Years Nursing home, Cambridge, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Shirley (nee Freeman) (1996). Dear father of Cheryl Legg (Bill) of Dorchester, Gordon Clemens (Edie Blain) of Muskoka, Paul Clemens (Chris), Peter Clemens (Caren), and Andrea Hellyer (Scott), all of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his daughter, Janet (1953); parents, Edgar and Emily Clemens; four brothers, Abraham, Edgar, Frank, and Laurie and five sisters, Dorothy Baggaley, Marie Franklin, Audrey Bowman, Kay Weaver, and Jean Robertson. Gord was born in Preston and had been a lifelong resident of the area. He served in the Air Force at Rivers, Manitoba at the end of the Second World War, was a member of King Street Baptist Church, Doon Valley Golf Club, Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch 126 and served for 30 years as Probation Officer for the Province of Ontario. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home , 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at King Street Baptist Church, 361 King Street, Cambridge on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Victor Lujetic officiating. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Tributes may be made online at www.mem.com.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record Jan. 13, 2009  
Gordon Earl Clemens
 
6401 Hannah Clemens, "is married to Frederick Betschen, a sawyer. They reside in Roseville where he is engaged in the sawmills. They have one child"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Clemens
 
6402 Hannah Clemens, "the second in family was born March 8th, 1846. She was married to Alexander Merical, a farmer. They resided in Beverly Township, Wentworth County, where she died, leaving three children". 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Clemens
 
6403 Hannah Clemens, "the third and youngest daughter, was born in 1826 and died in 1856. She was married to Henry Hilker, a merchant. They resided in Port Elgin, Ontario, where she died Leaving three sons"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Clemens
 
6404 Hannah Clemens, "the youngest daughter of Abram C. and Elizabeth (Strohm) Clemens, was born August 30th, 1836. On October 5th, 1856, she was married to John Rudell. At present they reside in Berlin, Ontario. To them were born ten children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Clemens
 
6405 Hannah Clemens, "was born in Waterloo County, Ontario, December 18, 1849. She is married to Jacob L. Kinsey, a blacksmith."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Clemens
 
6406 Hannah Clemens, "was born March 19th, 1798. After the decease of her sister, Nancy, she was married to Henry Wanner. They resided near Hespeler. Neither were they blessed with a family. She died January 5th, 1868."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Clemens
 
6407 Hannah Clemens, "was born October 10th, 1841. She is married to Daniel E. Eby who was born October 28th, 1833. They reside at Southampton, Ontario, where he was engaged in farming. To them was born a family of ten children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Clemens
 
6408 Hannah Clemens, "was born September 11th, 1843. She was married to William Smith, a farmer. They resided in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario, where she died in February, 1870. To them were born three children". 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Clemens
 
6409 Hannah Clemens, "was married to Wendel Bowman. They resided in Kent County, Michigan, where she died, leaving three children namely: VIII Mary, VIII Elo, and VIII Hannah Luella."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Clemens
 
6410 On the 11th of Oct., in Berlin, Waterloo Co., Canada West, of Erysipelas, HANNA HUNSICKER, wife of Michael Hunsicker, aged 66 years and 1 month. Her maiden name was Clemmens. She was buried at Eby's burying ground. She leaves a husband and 9 children to mourn their loss. Funeral sermons were preached by Daniel Wismer, George Schmidt, and Enoch Detweiler from Matt. 24:44 and Rev 3:5. She was born on the 11th of September, 1801, and was married to Michael Z. Hunsicker on the 10th of May, 1818. They had twelve children"five sons and seven daughters. She was a faithful mother, but the Lord has taken her to her final rest, and what the Lord hath done is well done. Michael Z. Hunsicker and his wife removed from Pennsylvania to Ohio in 1838, where they resided until 1865, when remove again to Waterloo Co., C.W.1a

1aHERALD OF TRUTH - Volume IV, Number 11 - November 1867, Page 175 
Hannah Clemens
 
6411 Hannah B. Clemens, "the youngest child of Eli and Leah (Bowman) Clemens, was born May 21st, 1854. On February 26th, 1880, she was married to Levi P. Snyder who was born June 17th, 1855. They reside on the farm known as 'Young Peter Erb's Place' near Bridgeport. They have no family."

Hannah B. Clemens, "was born May 21st, 1854. She is married to Levi P. Snyder. Resides near Bridgeport, Ontario. No family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah B. Clemens
 
6412 Henry Clemens, "the fourth son, was born June 3rd. 1827. He is married to Lydia, daughter of Jesse and Magdalena (Bricker) Schwartz. They reside near Ravenswood P. O., Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario, where they followed farming for many years but now live retired. To them were born eight children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henry Clemens
 
6413 Henry Clemens, 'the eldest in family, was accidentally killed in the sawmill at Chicopee when about eight years of age."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Henry Clemens
 
6414 Henry L. Clemens, "was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, November 25th, 1802. He came to Canada when a young man. Here he was married to Nancy, daughter of John and Anna (Erb) Bricker. She was born at Blair November 25th, 1802, and died April 17, 1845. After her decease he was married to Elizabeth (born June 8th, 1816 and died May 5th, 1872), daughter of Sylvester Dodge and widow of Samuel Schlichter. He died at Berlin, June 17th, 1876. To him and his first wife were born nine children and with second wife there were five children" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Henry L. Clemens
 
6415 Henry U. Clemens, "was born September 25th, 1859. he is engaged with the Berlin and Waterloo Street Railway Company and resides in the town of Waterloo. He is married to Catharine Bigg. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Henry U. Clemens
 
6416 Herbert Allan Clemens, "was born June 9th, 1876. He is a stenographer and book-keeper and resides at Guelph, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Herbert Allan Clemens
 
6417 Ida Clemens, "was born April 23rd, 1868. She is married to Dr. Wm. L. Hilliard. They reside in Morriston, Ontario. Have one child named IX Lloyd."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Ida Clemens
 
6418 Ivan Clemens

PRESTON, May 29 Ivan Clemens, en route from Richan to make his home with relatives in Preston, suffered a heart attack and died suddenly in hospital at Dryden yesterday morning, Mr. Clemens, who was 68 years of age, had farmed in Northern Ontario for 14 years. He sold his farm, in that area recently. Born in Williamsburg he resided in Preston for some years, and was engaged in market gardening. He spent the greater part of his life in Preston until purchasing a farm in Northern Ontario. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry Carver, Stevensville, Ont., and Mrs. Joseph Lengyell of Preston; one sister, Mrs. Clara Letson of Hespeler and one brother, Nelson Clemens of Preston. Two brothers Ralph and Edgar H. Clemens of Preston predeceased him. The body will rest at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home from noon Friday. Service will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev, J. C. Williamson officiating. Interment will be in the Preston cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 29 May 1947 pg 23 
Irvin Allison "Ivan" Clemens
 
6419 Isaac Clemens, "resides at St. Diego, California, where he is engaged in the mercantile business and mining speculation. He is married to Bella Donald."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Clemens
 
6420 Clemens, Isaac Brower

At his home, 431 Vine St. Preston, on Wednesday Feb. 21, 1945, Isaac Brower Clemens, beloved husband of Luanna, in his 94th year. Resting at the Stagger-Pass Funeral Home, Preston, from where the funeral will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2:30pm. Interment in the Preston Cemetery.

Toronto Star 23 Feb 1945

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Isaac B. Clemens, "only son of Isaac Clemens, resides on the old homestead of his father. He is married to Luanna Clemens. To them are born five children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Crystal Wedding Near Preston
A Jolly Gathering and a Good Time


(Special to the Telegraph) Speedsville, Fri 28th - Mr. And Mrs. Isaac B. Clemens of this place celebrated their "crystal wedding" last evening, 27th. The happy couple have a wide connection of friends and relatives and their residence presented a joyous and animated appearance when a host of these gathered to help them properly observe this anniversary of their marriage day. As on such occasions there was a happy re-union of old friends and acquaintances and a most enjoyable wedding dinner. Happy speeches and songs followed the repast and all seemed to thoroughly enjoy the "wedding" The following are the names of those present: - Rev. Mr. Pomroy and wife, Joel Clemens and wife, J. W. Martin and wife, Jas. Hunt and wife, John Sauder and wife, Samuel Hilborn and wife; Jos. Sauder and wife; H. Turnbull and his wife; Wm. Hunter and his wife; Chas Huber and wife; S. C. Martin and wife, J. Shoemaker and daughter, Mrs. W. H. Roesgen, Mrs. J. S. Clemens, Misses C. Clemens, M. Brown, M. Hagey, E. Kerr, Messrs. D. Beaver, F. Fraim. Mr. Jas. Maloney acted as Master of Ceremonies. Suitable presents were bestowed on the hospitable couple and good wishes for their long life and future happiness.2a

2aThe Daily Telegraph 1 Mar 1893 
Isaac Brower Clemens
 
6421 Isaac Clemens, "was born February 27th, 1861. He resides near Preston, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. On November 10th, 1886, he was married to Annie Beattie"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Isaac M. Clemens
 
6422 Isaac Clemens, "was born January 21st, 1815. He followed farming as his calling and resided on his father's old homestead. After the confederation of the four provinces of old Canada in 1867 it became necessary to establish both Dominion and Provincial Legislatures. At the elections held in 1867 Mr. Isaac Clemens was elected as member to represent South Waterloo in the Provincial Legislature. In 1871 he was again elected as the representative of the Reform party. Failing in health and that combined with age, caused Mr. Clemens to retire, in 1875, from political life. He now settled down on his old home near Speedsville where he spent the few remaining years in retirement. His death occurred September 24th, 1880. He was married to Mary Ann Brower who was born August 13, 1811, and died March 27th, 1888. To them were born three children" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Died, At Fairview Farm, Waterloo Township, on Friday, 24th inst., at 4 o'clock A.M., Isaac Clemens, Aged 65 years 8 months and 3 days. The Funeral Will take place on Sunday, 26th inst., at 10 o'clock a.m., from his late residence to the Cemetery at Warner's [sic] Meeting House, near Fisher's Mills. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Fairview Farm, Sept. 24, 1880.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Isaac S. Clemens, MPP
 
6423 Isaac C. Clemens, "is married to Eliza Williamson. They reside near Fort Gratiot, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of three children". 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Isaac. C. Clemens
 
6424 Isabella Clemens, "was born April 30th, 1847. She is married to Levi Hagey. They reside at Preston where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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The death occurred on Saturday evening of one of the town's most highly respected citizens in the person of Isabella Clemens, widow of Levi Hagey. Deceased was born in Waterloo township and has been a resident of Preston and vicinity all of her life.she was well known throughout the vicinity and loved by all.She was of a kind disposition, an affectionate mother, a good neighbor, and a friend of every one. She was a member of the Methodist Church and in her younger years took an active interest in church work. She leaves to mourn her loss the following children: Mrs. James Woolner, Kitchener, and Mrs William Graham of Preston. The Funeral will be held tomorrow,Tuesday, afternoon at 3o'clock from her late residence, Kress Hill, services at the house.2a

2aKitchener Daily Record 13 Sep 1920 
Isabella Clemens
 
6425 Isaiah Clemens, "was born July 10th, 1862. He is a farmer and resides at home with his father. He is married to Jane B. McCurdy and has a family of one child names IX Alexena E."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Isaiah Clemens
 
6426 Jacob Clemens, "the third son of Abraham and Mary (Steiner) Clemens, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 9th, 1788. He was married to Susannah Dierstein. On February 3rd, 1810, his brothers and sisters conveyed by release to him the dwellings together with seventy-six acres of land, being part of the old homestead. Here he resided until April 7th, 1825, when he and his wife sold the farm to Henry Ziegler for $2933. After selling his farm he and his family, together with others, moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, opposite Breslau, on the farm now owned by Joseph Cressman, where he resided until his death which occurred April 8th, 1876. His wife was born November 11, 1789, and died September 24th 1861. To them were born Three children, all born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Clemens, Sr.
 
6427 Jacob Clemens, "brother to V Abraham L. and V Henry L., never resided in Canada. His home was in Chester County, Pennsylvania, where he died August 15th 1876, aged nearly eighty years."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Clemens
 
6428 Jacob B. Clemens, "was born December 10th, 1826. He resides in Roseville, Ontario, where he now lives retired. He was married to Eva Weber who was born August 19th, 1831, and died September 7th, 1886. The had a family of five children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob B. Clemens
 
6429 Jacob C. Clemens, "third son of Abraham and Catharine Clemens, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1754. He was married to Elizabeth Lederach. In 1776 he received eighty-two acres of his father's old homestead which he possessed for nine years. On June 30th, 1785, he sold his land to his brother, Abraham, and moved to Chester County to which place his brother George had moved several years previously. They resided in the vicinity of West Pikeland P. O., Chester County, Pennsylvania, where they both died. His death took place in 1819. To him and his wife, Elizabeth, was born a family of five children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob C. Clemens
 
6430 Jacob E. Clemens, "was born June 21st, 1840. He resides in the town of Berlin where he is engaged by the Street Railway Company. He is married to Magdalena Bricker. To them are born two children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Clemens - Jacob E. Clemens was born near Breslau, Ont., June 21, 1840. During the last 21 years he was employed as a janitor at the Kitchener Post Office. On the morning of July 23 he died very suddenly of heart failure while engaged at his work as usual. His age was 81 y. 1 m. 2 d. As a civil servant at the post office he served under three sovereigns; viz. Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, and King George V. On Apr. 28, 1863, he was married to Magdalena Bricker, who with 1 son and 1 daughter and a grandson are left to mourn his departure. In April, 1911, he united with the Mennonite Church of which he remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services on July 26 at the First Mennonite Church conducted by U. K. Weber assisted by J. P. Hauck.2a

2aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume XIV, Number 20 - Aug 18, 1921, Page 399 
Jacob E. Clemens
 
6431 Jacob Clemens, "the youngest son of Jesse and Margaret (Miller) Clemens, was born July 13th, 1832. He is married to Polly, daughter of Jacob and Nancy (Wiehler) Bretz. She was born April 25th, 1831. They reside in Lambton County, Ontario, near Forest, where he is engaged in farming. To them were born seven children" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob M. Clemens
 
6432 Jacob Clemens, "was born February 6th, 1813. He resided in the town of Berlin. He was the owner of the farm now in possession of Samuel Y. Shantz, and while engaged in drawing wood from a newly cleared field on his farm, he had a stroke of paralysis causing instant death, June 22nd, 1866. He was married to Mary Cressman, widow of the late Rev. Christian Eby. He left no issue."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob M. Clemens
 
6433 Lived with Moses E. Schneider. Jacob M. Clemens
 
6434 Clemens, Mahlon, son of Moses and Catharine (Brox) Clemens, was born at Kitchener, Ont., March 24, 1891; died at Kitchener, June 13, 1963; aged 72 y. 2 m. 20 d. In Nov. 1931, he was married to Alvina Cressman, who sur-vives. Also surviving is one brother (Norman). Three brothers and one sister predeceased him. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held June 17, in charge of Robert N. Johnson and C. F. Derstine.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 29 - July 23, 1963 - page 647 
Jacob Mahlon Clemens
 
6435 Jacob S. Clemens, "was born June 27th, 1837. He resides at Clarksville, Kent County, Michigan, where he was engaged in farming. On August 30th, 1857, he was married to Leah Hallman who was born August 23rd, 1839. He died October 6th, 1890. To them were born eight children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob S. Clemens
 
6436 Jacob Solon Clemens, "was born March 30th, 1858. He resides in Bay City, Michigan, where he is engaged in the planing mills. He is married to Elizabeth Clemens. To them were born three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Solon Clemens
 
6437 Jacob W. Clemens, "resides in the town of Galt where he is engaged with Goldie and McCollouch. He is married to Regina Stalbaum and has a family of one child named VIII Lydia."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Weber Clemens
 
6438 Word was received here Monday of the death Sunday, of James Clemens of Cambridge, Mass. He is survivedby two sisters, Miss Mabel Clemens of Kitchener and Mrs. L. I. Hockley, Indian Head, Sask. and three brothers, Rev. Albert Clemens of Stratford, David C. ofStow, Mass. and C. Roy of Bolton, Mass. The funeral will be conducted Thursday afternoon, in Newton, Mass.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Jan 1954 pg 5

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James Clemens

The funeral of James Clemens who died Monday at Cambridge, Mass., was conducted today in Newton, Mass. Mr. Clemens, was born near Roseville, May 10, 1877. He taught school for some time at Petersburg prior to going to Boston, where he began his business career. He was widely known for his philanthropic work and furnished an operating room in the new K-W Hospital. He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Jan 1954 pg 5 
James H. Clemens
 
6439 Gospel Herald, July 2, 1936 - Vol. XXIX, No.14 - page 302, 303, 304:

"Clemens- Matilda Miller Clemens, daughter of Jacob Y and Anna Miller, was born in Boune Twp. Kent Co., Mich., Jan 27, 1881; departed this life May 19, 1936; aged 55y. 3m. 22d. She had been in poor health for a number of years but her death was very sudden and unexpected. On May 19 she was called to the bedside of her son Rollo, who was injured in an automobile accident near Hastings. Soon after entering his room in the hospiltal she suffered a heart attack and passed away almost instantly. She was united in marriage to Jacob O. Clemens on March 27, 1903, at Freeport, Mich. and her husband preceded her in death in 1925. Those who are left to mourn their loss are 6 sons: Albert J. of Waterloo, Iowa; Floyd B. of Ionia; L.D. of Battle Creek; Chair [Clair?] , Rollo, and Alvin of Saranac, and one daughter, Mrs Celia Courser, of Breckenbridge, Mich.; 2 stepsons, Orval B of Waterloo, Iowa, and Clayton M. of Prescott, Mich.; also 20 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Venus and Jonnie Miller, Mrs John Winton, Mrs. Otis Bontrager of Fairview, Milo, Harry, and Charlie of Iomia, Ransom of Flint, Lester of Grand Rapids and Mrs Harve Stutzman of Goshen, Ind., and many other relatives and friends who loved her because of her meek and quiet disposition. Funeral services were held at the Free Methodist Church Friday afternoon, May 22, conducted by __ Parsons of Sparta. The remains were laid to rest in a cemetery close by." 
James Osiah Clemens
 
6440 James U. Clemens, "was born August 6th, 1861. He resides near Brown City, Michigan, where he is farming. He is married to Victoria Schaefer with whom he has a family of four children". 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
James U. Clemens
 
6441 Jesse Clemens, "is married to Rachel Huber. They reside near Roseville, on his father's old homestead. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jesse Clemens
 
6442 Lot 47, Concession 12 North Dumfries Jesse Clemens
 
6443 Jessie C. Clemens, "is married to Tina Stevenson. They reside in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jesse C. Clemens
 
6444 Jesse Clemens, second son of Abraham and Rebecca (Miller) Clemens, was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, June 12th 1791. In 1809 he came to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, near Hespeler. He was married in 1813 to Margaret Miller, who was born in July, 1789, and died October 18th, 1861. They resided on the farm now in possession of Noah Scheirich, about three miles north-east of Preston where they commenced to farm soon after their marriage. To them were born nine children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jesse M. Clemens
 
6445 Joel Clemens, "was born December 18th, 1823. On July 2nd, 1846, he was married to Magdalena Shoemaker who was born June 6th, 1828. Soon after their marriage they moved on his father's old homestead where they resided for about forty years, thence they moved to Preston where they still reside. To them were born nine children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joel Clemens
 
6446 Joel Clemens, "was born in Waterloo County, Ontario, in 1843. At present he resides near Moline P. O., Kent County, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. He was first married to Isabella Chapple and after her decease to Malinda Nagle. To him were born three children, namely: VIII Wilbret (dead) of first wife, and VIII Dora Malinda (dead) , and VIII Franklin of second wife."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Joel Clemens
 
6447 John Clemens, "was born July 17th, 1779, and died March 29th, 1810. He was not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Clemens
 
6448 John Clemens, "was born May 7th, 1822. He resided in Hespeler where he died. He was married twice, first to Nancy Gingerich and after her decease to Mary Henry. To him and his first wife was born one child, a daughter, and with his second wife two children, a daughter and son"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Clemens
 
6449 John B. Clemens, "was born April 2nd, 1822. On January 31st, 1843 he was married to Nancy Groff who was born October 5th, 1822. He died in the Toronto Asylum in November, 1879. To them were born seven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John B. Clemens
 
6450 John B. Clemens, "was born March 17th, 1850. He is unmarried and has his home with Mr. Jacob S. Betzner, near Breslau." John B. Clemens, "was born March 17th, 1850.1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John B. Clemens
 
6451 John Clemens, "is married to Martha Melborne. They reside in Bosanquet Township, where he is engaged in farming. To them are born three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John E. Clemens
 
6452 John H. Clemens, "was born February 10, 1862. He is married to Sophia Ernst and resides near Ravenswood, Lambton County, Ontario. where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John H. Clemens
 
6453 John Henry Clemens, "was born May 6th, 1851. He is engaged in the mercantile business, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he went nearly twenty years ago. He is unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Henry Clemens
 
6454 John Henry Clemens, "was born October 14th, 1850. He resides in the city of Brantford where he is engaged in building. He was first married to Eliza Fyle and after her decease to Agnes Smith. With first wife there were three children, namely: VIII George, VIII John, VIII Clarence who was drowned in the Grand River at Brantford when 10 years and 6 months old. No issue of second marriage."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Henry Clemens
 
6455 Rev. John K. Clemens, "was born at Port Elgin, Ontario, August 3rd, 1864. At the age of twenty-one years while in Preston, Ontario, he was converted unto the Lord, and shortly thereafter entered evangelistic work in connection with the late Rev. David Savage of Tilsonburg, Ontario. His work extended throughout the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. In 1889 he entered the regular ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church and is at present (1895) stationed at Petrolia, Pennsylvania (Erie Conference). On January 27th, 1891, he was married to Minnie G. Buchanan, in the city of St. John, New Brunswick, where she was born December 28th, 1865. To them was born one son name VIII John Waldron, born in Petrolia, Pennsylvania, March 3rd, 1895."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rev. John K. Clemens
 
6456 John S. Clemens, "the third son of Abram C. and Elizabeth (Strohm) Clemens, was born June 1st, 1833. He was married to Rebecca Snyder, sister to his brother Aaron's wife. She was born April 10th, 1835. The were married November 26th, 1854. After their marriage they moved on his father's old place where they still reside. To them was born a large family"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John S. Clemens
 
6457 John S. Clemens, "was born September 27th, 1869. He resides at Birtle, Manitoba, where he is engaged as miller and book-keeper."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John S. Clemens
 
6458 John U. Clemens, "was born June 8th, 1863. He resides in New Dundee where he, in company with Mr. Shantz is engaged in the mercantile business. He was married to Martha Louisa Adams who died January 7th, 1895."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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J. U. CLEMENS.

To the farmers of the surrounding district and even in the town itself, the name of Mr. J. U. Clemens was well known long before he opened out in New Hamburg five years ago. For Mr. Clemens had been in business as a general merchant in New Dundee for many years, subsequently going to Berlin. He is a gentleman with an honorable and successful business record to his credit and enjoys a good share of public confidence in and about New Hamburg. He does a general dry goods trade but makes it a Point to have something special before the public most of the time. To this end he handles much bankrupt stock and, as these are always first class goods, his patrons get genuine and very substantial bargains handed out very frequently. Especially in shoes and ready-made clothing, of which he carries a large stock, is this true. His stock of gents furnishings is complete and up to the minute at all times. But it is in ladies' high-class shirt waists that this store specializes. Mr. Clemens is proud of his offerings in this line and truly his selection is a splendid one. Ladies of the vicinity cannot make a mistake in looking through this store for a natty, stylish shirt waist.2a

2aSpecial Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hambug, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario

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Clemens, in Galt on Saturday, Jan 24, 1942, at the residence, 9 Grantham Avenue, John U. Clemens, beloved husband of Isabel Ramsey, aged 78 years. Funeral service at T. Little and Son Funeral Home, 39 Grand Avenue, on Tuesday, Jan 27, at 2 p.m. Interment in Mount View Cemetery, Galt1a

1aThe Kitchener Daily News 24 Jan 1942 
John Unger Clemens
 
6459 Joseph Clemens, "the youngest child of Nathan and Veronica (Bechtel)Clemens, was born July 4th, 1830. He was married to Mollie Holm. They resided in Elmira where he was engaged as a machinist. He died November 10th, 1890, leaving no issue. His widow resides in the town of Berlin where she is the owner of a beautiful home."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Clemens
 
6460 Joseph Clemens, "was born February 13th, 1858. He is unmarried and resides in Alberta, N.W.T., where he is a 'rancher' (From Spanish Ranchero, a herdman)."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Clemens
 
6461 Joseph Dodge Clemens, "the youngest in the family, was born November 29th, 1858. He was married to Alice Bard in June, 1889. They resided in Hasting, Michigan, where he died October 14th, 1893, without any issue."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Dodge Clemens
 
6462 Joseph S. Clemens, "was born February 9th, 1845. He resides at Sharpsville, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. On July 1st, 1869, he was married to Margaret Israel. To them are born four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph S. Clemens
 
6463 DEATH of J. U. CLEMENS.

The news was received here with deep regret that Mr. J. U. Clemens had passed away early yesterday morning at his home, 15 Margaret Ave., Kitchener. Mr. Clemens had been in poor health for some time, but was able to continue his business here up to a week ago Saturday. Leaving here he took to his bed and although seriously ill, hopes were at first entertained for his recovery. Dropsy and heart failure were the immediate cause of his death, but a severe attack of influenza and pneumonia two years ago had greatly undermined his health. The late Mr. Clemens was born near Blair in February 1850 and was in his 71st year. He conducted a general store business in New Dundee for about ten or twelve years, after which he removed to Kitchener where be bought out C. Kranz & Co. About sixteen years ago he opened a general store in New Hamburg which he conducted successfully up to time of his death. Deceased was a valued member of Trinity Methodist Church, Kitchener, and in politics a staunch Liberal. He was well and favorably known throughout this district and was highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends. The late Mr. Clemens was married to Miss Fannie Simpson, who survives him besides three sons and one daughter. The children are: Harry, of Montreal, Charles, of Toronto, Reginald, of Detroit and Miss Millicent at home. Wendell and Harry Clemens, of Kitchener and John Clemens, of Galt, are brothers. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late residence to Mount Hope Cemetery .

New Hamburg Independent 26 Nov 1930 pg 4 
Joseph Unger Clemens
 
6464 Joseph U. Clemens, "was born February 14th, 1850. For a number of years he was engaged in the mercantile business in New Dundee with great success. About two years ago he disposed of his business in New Dundee and bought the old and well established business of Kranz & Son, situated on King Street, Berlin, where he is now having an extensive trade. He is married to Fannie Simpson and has a family of four children". 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Unger Clemens
 
6465 WEAVER, Kay

Surrounded by her family, Kay Weaver died on Friday, February 25, 2005, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of 59 years to George Weaver. Loving mother to Robert Weaver and his wife Evelyn of Winnipeg and Karen Weaver and her husband Jean-Claude Savoie of Cambridge. Survived by her brother, Gordon Clemens and her sister, Jean Robertson. Predeceased by her parents, Edgar and Emily Clemens: her brothers, Abey, Ed, Frank, Laurie and her sisters, Dorothy, Marie and Audrey. Kay has devoted her life to nursing with the Victorian Order of Nurses. Kay was also involved with many horticultural societies throughout the years, specializing in design and judging. She was also an active member of the Royal Botanical Gardens Ladies Auxiliary. First and foremost, Kay cherished her family. Special thanks to caregivers Margueritte, Ann, Rose, Debbie and the community of Preston. Family and friends may call on the Barthel Funeral Home, 506 Queenston Rd., Cambridge on March 1, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral ceremonies will he held at the noon Presbyterian Church, 35 Roos St., Kitchener on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Angus Sutherland officiating. Interment to follow at the Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 28 Feb 2005 pg B6 
Kay Clemens
 
6466 WEAVER, Kay - Surrounded by her family, Kay Weaver died on Friday, February 25, 2005, in her 88th year.Beloved wife of 59 years to George Weaver. Loving mother to Robert Weaver and his wife Evelyn of Winnipeg, and Karen Weaver and her husband Jean-Claude Savoie of Cambridge. Survived by her brother, Gordon Clemens and her sister, Jean Robertson.Predeceased by her parents, Edgar and Emily Clemens; her brothers, Abey, Ed, Frank, Laurie and her sisters, Dorothy, Marie and Audrey.Kay has devoted her life to nursing with the Victorian Order of Nurses. Kay was also involved with many horticultural societies throughout the years, specializing in design and judging. She was also an active member of the Royal Botanical Gardens Ladies Auxiliary. First and foremost, Kay cherished her family.Special thanks to caregivers Margueritte, Ann, Rose, Debbie and the community of Preston.Family and friends may call on the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge on March 1, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral ceremonies will be held at the Doon Presbyterian Church, 35 Roos St., Kitchener on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Angus Sutherland officiating. Interment to follow at the Parklawn Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses would be greatly appreciated by the family.1a

1aThe Record 28 Feb 2005 
Kay Clemens
 
6467 Clemens, Leon Paul Private. Enlisted with O.A.C. Battery. Born at Blair 24 years ago. He was educated at Blair, at Galt Collegiate Institute and at the O.A.C. Guelph for two years. He was killed in action September 27, 1917. His step-mother lives on Spruce St., Galt, Ontario. Mrs. W.H. Clemens.

Clemens, Leon Paul: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 16 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2830837/data?n=1 
Leon Paul Clemens
 
6468 Levi Clemens, "is a farmer and resides near Ayr P. O., Emmet County , Michigan. He is married to Mary Jaissmith but they have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Levi Clemens
 
6469 Levi Clemens, "was born April 4th, 1870. He is a stenographer and book-keeper and resides in Detroit, Michigan. He is not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Levi Clemens
 
6470 Levi Clemens, "was born July 15th, 1817. He was married to Sallie, daughter of Adam and Mary (Springer) Shupe. After their marriage they moved a few miles west of Berlin, on the farm now possessed by S. Y Shantz where they resided until fall, 1861, when they moved to Leighton Township, Kent County, Michigan, where he died January 27th, 1891. To them were born four sons"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Levi Clemens
 
6471 Levi B. Clemens, "was born near Breslau in 1865. At present he resides in the city of New York, U. S., where he is engaged in the printing business. He is unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Levi B. Clemens
 
6472 Levi Clemens, M. D., "was born June 27th, 1855. His boyhood days were spent on his father's farm and in attending that old 'Riverbank' public school. When pretty well up in the 'teens' he prepared himself to pass the Teachers' examinations. Being very successful in his undertaking he engaged the Shantz Station school where he taught with marked success for some time, but in course of a few years he found the teaching profession an irksome and irremunerable one. He bid 'Adieu' to this calling and entered upon the study of medicine, and read under Dr. R. McIntyre, of Hespeler, and Dr. J. H. Webb, of the town of Waterloo, well known practitioners of the county, and attended the full course of lectures for four years at the Trinity College, Toronto, and graduated as a M. D., in 1880. Soon after graduating he located in Wellesley village where he had a good practice. Wishing to be located in some larger town, he came to Berlin in spring, 1889, where he has since gained a very large practice, thus proving to be one of our most successful doctors of the county. On February 14th, 1883, he was married to Edith, daughter of Walter Wells of Waterloo. Their family consists of two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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- On the 17th of Mar. 1899, at the Berlin Waterloo hospital, Berlin, Ont., after a very short illness of cerebro spinal meningitis, Dr. Levi Bowman Clemens, son of the late Bro. George Clemens of near Kossuth, Ont., aged 43 years, 8 months and 18 days. He was married on the 14th of Feb. 1883 to Edith Wells of Waterloo. To this union were born two children. His companion died about a year ago, also after a very short illness, and in the same hospital, an unsuccessful operation having been performed upon her. He enjoyed a very extensive practice, and his system gradually gave way under the excessive strain. He was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends, who deeply mourn his early death, but none so deeply as the two little ones now left alone to face the battle of life. May God direct their footsteps through the journey of life. Funeral on the 20th from his residence, Cor. Queen and Church Sts., Berlin. Services at the Presbyterian church by A. R. Atkinson and Noah Stauffer.2a

2aThe Herald of Truth , Vol. XXXVI, No. 8, April 15, 1899 - pages 124-126

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Dr. L.B. Clemens

Great consternation was caused on Friday morning by the news that Dr. L.B. Clemens was seriously ill and lay close to death in the hospital. The doctor had visited a patient on Wednesday night, and towards morning, became so ill himself that he had to have a colleague take his place.

His condition became worse hour by hour and he began to lose consciousness more and more. Dr. Honsberger took over his treatment and had him admitted to hospital. Dr. Baumann of Waterloo and Dr. Fraser of Stratford were called into consultation. However, there was nothing that could be done to save the seriously ill patient. From Thursday afternoon, he did not regain consciousness, and soon after 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening, he passed away. The cause of death was "cerebral-spinal meningitis," an incurable ailment of the brain and spinal cord.

The deceased was born near Chicopee on June 27, 1855 and was a school-teacher in Shantz Station for several years. In 1880, he graduated as a physician and began his practice in Wellesley. On February 14, 1883, he married Edith Wells of Waterloo, who, almost two years ago, died almost as suddenly as he himself. After a restorative voyage to Australia, he settled down in Berlin in 1889 and soon acquired an extensive practice.

He took an active part in public life. He was a useful member of city council, county council, the board of trade and the health board. In 1898, he made many friends by his pleasant manner and especially, his excellent talent as a speaker. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and belonged to several clubs. He is survived by two children: girls, aged twelve and eight years, who now are alone in this world, with no father or mother.

The burial took place on Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. A large number of friends of the deceased had already gathered at his home before this time, to have a last glance at his earthly remains. The memorial service was held in the Presbyterian church, where Rev. Atkinson spoke in English and Rev. Noah Stauffer, in German. The burial took place in Mount Hope Cemetery. Pall-bearers were: E.P. Clement, C.K. Hagedorn, Jos. Bingemann, J.H. Landreth, Hy Knell, Jr. and W.V. Uttley.

The following floral tributes were made by friends and admirers: from City Council, a large wreath; from Berlin and Waterloo physicians, a broken wheel; from Grand River Lodge No. 151, a compass; from Guelph Valley S.R.M., a triangle; from Berlin Young Liberals, a large symbal; the Berlin Reform Association, a large cushion of roses and lilies; Miss N. Ruddell, bouquet; Union Lodge, C.O.F., an anchor. Among the mourners from out of town, were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Wenger, Ayton; Mrs. A.B. Clemens, Scranton, Pa.; Mrs. M.B. Clemens, Toronto; Mrs. D.L. Bowman, Toronto; Milo B. Clemens, Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. J. Nyce, Ida, Mich.3a

3aBerlin Journal 23 Mar 1899 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk March 4, 2005 for the Kitchener Public Library

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Dr. Robert McIntyre had taken in as a partner, Dr. Levi Clemens, and they rented the Conway store and had their office in it and ran a drug store in connection with their practise, which in those days was not at all uncommon.4a

4aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Dr. Levi Bowman Clemens
 
6473 Years Served: 1893-94, 1895-96 (Reeve), 1898 (Reeve) Dr. Levi Bowman Clemens
 
6474 Lewis Edwin Clemens, "was born January 4th, 1865. He resides in the city of Brantford where he is engaged with Mr. Codwell in an extensive dry goods business. He is unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Lewis Edwin Clemens, 77, died today at his residence, 223 Frederick Street. Born in Preston on Jan. 4 1865, he was a son of the late Joel Clemens and Magdalena Shoemaker. In Kitchener on June 24, 1903, he married Laura Bricker, who survives together with twin sons, Osborne B. of Kitchener and Watson B., of St. Catharines and a sister, Mrs P. E. Shantz of Preston. Six grandchildren also survive. Remains are resting at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home from where a public funeral service will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. Interment will be made in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rev E. O. Seymour will officiate.2a

2aThe Kitchener Daily News 31 Jan 1942 
Lewis Edwin "Edwin" Clemens
 
6475 Mrs. Lillian Clemens

WINDSOR— Mrs. Lillian Clemens, 76, of Windsor died Sunday at her daughter's home in Windsor. A native of Waterloo County, she lived in Guelph until 1925 and resided in Windsor since that time. Surviving are three sons, D. H. Clemens, Los Angeles, Calif.; J. B. Clemens, Detroit; Dr. R. L. Clemens, Kitchener: six daughters, Mrs. R. M. Kilpatrick and Mrs. D. Sneddon, both of Windsor; Mrs. L. J. Johnson, Hamilton; Mrs. F. A. Hubbell of Roseland, Ont.; Miss Joan Clemens, Bermuda; Mrs. E. B. Tovee, York Mills; and three sisters, Miss Nellie Clemens, Miss Mary Clemens and Miss Ethel Clemens, all of Kitchener. The body is at Ellison's Funeral Home, Windsor, where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 13 Dec 1954 pg 5 
Lillian Florence Clemens
 
6476 Lina Clemens, "was born at Port Elgin, Ontario, July 4th, 1868. She is unmarried and resides at Petrolia, Pennsylvania."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lina Clemens
 
6477 CLEMENS

At Preston, on Thursday. March 22. 1917, Louanna Clemens, beloved wife of Isaac B. Clemens, in her 66th, year. The funeral will take place from her late residence, Vine St. Preston, on Saturday afternoon, March 24, at 3:00 o'clock to Preston Cemetery.

The Daily Telegraph 23 Mar 1917 pg 5

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Luanna Clemens, "was born February 1st, 1853. She is married to Isaac B. Clemens. They reside on his father's old homestead near Speedsville where he is engaged in farming. To them are born five children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Louanna Clemens
 
6478 Lucena Clemens, "was born April 26th, 1855. She is married to Urias Springer, a veterinary surgeon. They reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lucena Or Lucinda Clemens
 
6479 Lucinda Clemens, " is married to G. Hallman, a farmer. They reside in Waterloo County, Ontario, and have one child"1a

1a\bThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lucinda Clemens
 
6480 Lucretia Clemens, "was born November 29th, 1856. She is married to James Viveon. They reside in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario, near Forest, where he is engaged in farming. To them are born two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lucretia Clemens
 
6481 Lydia Clemens, "is married to Washington Bowman. They reside at Oakfield, Michigan."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Clemens
 
6482 Lydia Clemens, "was born June 28th, 1831. She was married to Jacob Betzner, October 4th, 1852. They resided in West Flamboro Township, Wentworth County, Ontario, where she died December 2nd, 1882. Mr. Betzner now resides in Toronto. Their family consisted of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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!QUESTION: Lydia has two different birthdates in the book. 
Lydia Clemens
 
6483 Lydia Clemens, "was born March 19th, 1869. She resides in Columbus, Ohio, where she is engaged in the telephone office."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Clemens
 
6484 Lydia Clemens, "was born May 8th, 1848. On January 12, 1873, she was married to Frederick Grischow. They resided two miles south-west of Berlin, near Wendel Shantz's farm where she died May 3, 1878, leaving a family of three children". 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Clemens
 
6485 Lydia Clemens, "was born September 6th, 1856. She is married to Edward Sexsmith. They reside in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Their family consists of five children...1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Clemens
 
6486 Lydia Ann Clemens, "was born August 26th, 1827. On February 18th, 1845, she was married to Noah S. Bowman. They resided on a farm near West Montrose where he died May 4th, 1886. Some time after Mr. Bowman's death she was married to William Elsley. They now reside in West Montrose" 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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DEATH OF MRS. ELSLEY.

At 12 o'clock on Sat. night last at the residence of her son, Mr. C. D. Bowman, Mrs. Elsley passed peacefully away. During the past two weeks, she has been seriously ill, and her physician, Dr. Ullyott, had but slight hope of her recovery. For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Elsley resided in the village of West Montrose, but for some time past, owing to increasing feebleness, the old couple found a comfortable home in the commodious residence of her son, about a mile north of the village. There kind and loving hands ministered to the requirements of paralytic weakness, and encircled by tenderness and affection after a useful honored life this estimable lady in her seventy-eight year passed calmly to her eternal home. The funeral was held on Wednesday Oct. 19th after the hour of 10 o'clock a.m., the interment being at West Montrose cemetery. The various members of the family, who resided in Pennsylvania and New York arrived in time to see their well beloved mother prior to her departure for a better world; Mr. Byron Bowman, a successful druggist of Lyons, N. Y., Mr. George Bowman, Banker, and Rev. John Lynn M. A., Mr. Lynn and daughter Lida were present at the death bed. The beautiful and devoted life in harmony with the pure and ennobling graces of Christian character will live on in the memory of all who knew her in a more vital memorial than that of marble, a life that lives on, a blessed inspiration to surviving relatives and friends, pointing with no uncertain hand to a glorious immortality. Deceased was in her 78th year.2a

2aElmira Signet 20 Oct 1904 
Lydia Ann Clemens
 
6487 Lydia Jane Clemens, "was born in Oxford County, Ontario, January 22nd, 1860. She is married to Joshua S. Snyder, a farmer. They reside in Peel Township, Wellington County."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Snider. --- Lydia Jane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Clemens was born Jan. 22, 1860; died May 5, 1950; aged 90 y. 3 m. 13 d. Her death, which followed a lingering illness which she bore very patiently, occurred at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Weston Bowman), near Kitchener, Ont., where she had made her home the last years. On March 9, 1879, she was married to Joshua Snider, of Elmira, Ont., who predeceased her. Surviving are 11 children (Emmanuel, Blackie, Alta.; Abraham, Guernsey, Sask.; Clayton, West Montrose, Ont.; Clemens, Guernsey, Sask.; Cyrenius, Kitchener, Ont.; Emma-Mrs. Edwin Snider, Waterloo, Ont.; Lydia Ann-Mrs. Ira Gingrich, Guernsey, Sask.; Elizabeth-Mrs. Weston Bowman, Centreville, Ont.; Mary-Mrs. Clarence Burkhardt, Guernsey, Sask.; Minerva, Stratford, Ont.; Angeline-Mrs. William Sommers, West Montrose, Ont.). She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained a faithful member until death. She was a kind and loving mother. Most of her life was spent on a farm near West Montrose, Ont. Funeral services were held May 7 at the Elmira Mennonite Church. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery. Oliver D. Snider and Howard S. Bauman officiated.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 26 - June 27, 1950 ----- page 629, 630, 647 
Lydia Jane Clemens
 
6488 Magdalena Clemens, "was born January 17th, 1784. She was married, November 17th, 1805, to Henry Clemmer who was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, July 18th, 1780. They moved to Canada in 1825 and settled two miles east of Berlin where they both died. He died in May, 1851, and she died in September, 1859"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Clemens
 
6489 Magdalena Clemens, "was born March 3rd, 1820. On April 12th, 1836, she was married to Moses E. Schneider. They resided on a farm about two miles east of Berlin where she died January 29th, 1887. "1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Clemens
 
6490 Magdaline Clemens, "was born March 25th, 1855. She was first married to Joseph Eshelman and after his decease to Joseph Stauffer. They reside in the town of Galt. She had one son with her first husband named VIII Oliver (dead), and with the second husband she has twin boys named VIII Clive and VIII Claude."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Mrs. Joseph Stauffer-born Lena Clemens, Mar 25 1855 Mannheim, Waterloo Co. ON, daughter of Oliver and Elizabeth Clemens, married 1882 to Joseph Stauffer, died Feb 9 1925, buried Feb 11 1925 Mausoleum, Mountainview Cemetery, Galt ON. Survived by husband and children: Clive B., Claud C., Joseph S., and Mrs. Alex Logan. Husband presented Wesley Church with silver communion set in her memory, children presented walnut communion table.2a

2aChristian Guardian Newspaper, May 20, 1925 
Magdalena Clemens
 
6491 Magdalena Clemens, "was born May 8th, 1844. On June 5th, 1870, she was married to Peter E. Weber, a miller. They resided in Berlin for some time, but she failing in health, they moved home to her people where she died October 5th, 1874, leaving no issue."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena "Lena" Clemens
 
6492 Malinda Clemens, " was born at St. Jacobs, Ontario, July 11th, 1862, and died at Port Elgin, Ontario, June 28, 1866."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Malinda Clemens
 
6493 Malinda Clemens, "the youngest in family, is unmarried and resides with her sister, Mrs. Cassel, in Elmwood, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Malinda E. Clemens
 
6494 Malissa Clemens, "the youngest daughter of Oliver Clemens, was born February 10th, 1865. She is unmarried and resides with her father, making home pleasant and cheerful for him during the evening of his life."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Malissa Clemens
 
6495 Margaret Clemens, "is married to Samuel D. Snyder. They reside near Wardsville, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Margaret Clemens
 
6496 Margaret Clemens, "was born December 28th, 1846. She is married to Oliver Bergey who came from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, with his parents when a child. They reside in New Dundee, Ontario, where he is engaged in the roller flour mills of E. W. B. Snider. Their family consists of seven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Margaret Clemens
 
6497 Margaret Clemens, "was born March 8th, 1866. She is unmarried and resides in Guelph, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Margaret Clemens
 
6498 Margaret Ann Clemens, "was born December 26th, 1854. She is married to David Riebel, an architect. They reside in Columbus, Ohio. To them are born Four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Margaret Ann Clemens
 
6499 Margaret Isabell Clemens, "the tenth and youngest child of Amos and Hannah (Nickleburry) Clemens, was born March 31st, 1876. She is unmarried and is at home keeping house for her father."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Margaret Isabell Clemens
 
6500 Maggie Clemens, "is married to Isaiah Cassel, proprietor of the Royal Hotel, Elmwood, Ontario, where they reside. They have no family." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Margaret Victoria "Maggie" Clemens
 
6501 Maria Clemens, "was born April 28th, 1834. She is married to George Hellrigel. They reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he is engaged in some manufacturing establishment. No report in regard to family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Maria Clemens
 
6502 Maria Clemens, "was born July 12, 1811. She was married to Elias Bowman and resided in Kent County, Michigan, where they both died. Her death took place May 28th, 1886"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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BOWMAN. - On the 28th of May, in Gaines Twp., Kent Co., Mich., of the infirmities of old age, Polly, widow of Elias Bowman, aged 74 years, 10 months and 16 days. She was born on the 12th of July, 1811, in Bucks Co., Pa. In childhood, with her father Jacob Clemens, she moved to Waterloo Co., Ontario, which was then a wilderness. In the year 1829 she was joined in marriage to Elias Bowman of the same place. To them were born eight sons and six daughters, ten of whom are yet living. In 1863, she with her husband, moved to Mich., where she has since resided. She embraced religion in early life was united to the Mennonite church, and lived a consistent life. She also had the joy of seeing all her children embrace religion. She was buried on the 31st of May at the Gaines U. B. Meeting house, where an immense congregation had assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to this beloved "mother of Israel." Funeral services were held by H. T. Barnaby.2a

2a
Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIII, Number 13, July 1, 1886, page 205 
Maria Clemens
 
6503 Maria Clemens, "was born March 31st, 1861. She is married to James H. Ellis, formerly a teacher in our public schools but now engaged in farming. Resides between Clifford and Ayton, Alsfeldt P. O., Grey County, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Maria Clemens
 
6504 Maria Clemens, "was born September 26th, 1858. She is married to David Simmons. They reside near Forest P. O., Ontario, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Maria Clemens
 
6505 Maria Clemens, "was born March 26th, 1820. She was married to Valentine Limprecht. They moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he died February 8th, 1869. She is still living. To them were born four children, namely: VII Mary, VII William (dead), VII Annie, and VII Lizzie."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Maria C. Clemens
 
6506 Martha Clemens, "was married to James Esson, a photographer. She resides in New York City."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Martha Anne Clemens
 
6507 Martha Clemens, "was married to James McAllister. They reside on her father's old homestead. To them were born four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Martha M. Clemens
 
6508 Lived with Samuel Bowman. Mary Clemens
 
6509 Mary Clemens, "eldest daughter of Abram C. and Elizabeth (Strohm) Clemens, was born May 14th, 1830. She was married to John W., son of Abram B. and Barbara (Weaver) Martin. They resided on the old 'Henry Wanner Farm', near Hespeler, where she died July 20th, 1849. leaving one daughter, VIII Mary"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Clemens
 
6510 Mary Clemens, "the eldest daughter of Abraham and Rebecca (Miller) Clemens, was born in Pennsylvania, about the year 1792 or 93. She was married to Isaac Master. They resided near Galt, Ontario where they raised a large family. She died May 26th, 1870."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Mrs. Mary Master nee Clemens, was born in Pennsylvania, of German extraction, and married Isaac Master "of the same nationality". They came to Canada "as early as 1819", settling in Waterloo Twp., on the road that now connects Preston and Galt. For some years before her husband's death, they lived near Berlin. After his death, she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Edward Ellis, Puslinch. She died there, May 28, 1870; age 77.2a

2aChristian Guardian 20 Dec 1870 pg 203 
Mary Clemens
 
6511 Mary Clemens, "the third in family was born March 4th, 1848. She is married to Hugh Mulholland, a farmer. They also reside in Beverly Township and have had six children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Clemens
 
6512 Mary Clemens, "was born March 6th, 1815. She was married to Benjamin B. Bowman who died in Kent County, Michigan, February 24th, 1872. She now resides near Fairhaven, Washington, U. S. "1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Clemens
 
6513 Mary Clemens, "was born September 11th, 1834. On July 18th, 1852, she was married to John Hallman who was born June 8th, 1829, and died December 10th, 1893. They resided in Wilmot Township, near New Dundee, for many years. A few years ago they moved to Berlin where he died. They had twelve children".1a

1a\bThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Hallman. - Mary (Clemens) Hallman was born Sept. 11, 1834; died Jan. 17, 1915, at the ripe old age of 80 y. 4 m. 6 d. She was united in wedlock July 18, 1852, with John S. Hallman, whose beloved companionship she enjoyed for 41 years. He preceded her 21 years. This union was blessed with a family of 5 sons and 7 daughters, all of whom are still living except one daughter who died in 1882. She was converted early in life and was a faithful and consistent member of the Mennonite Church for over 60 years. She was blessed with a wonderful constitution, for besides the cares and duties of raising a large family, she managed many a time to lend a helping hand in the families of neighbors, often succeeding well in the treatment of sick children in those olden days when doctors were few and far away. In her declining years she was afflicted with rheumatism and often longed to depart and be with Christ, but although she suffered much at times, she always seemed to be resigned to the will of the Lord, and we have the blessed hope that He has taken her to Himself. Funeral services were conducted at the Blenheim Church by E. S. Bauman from Jno. 14:18, 19, in German, and Jonas Snider from Rev. 14:13, in English. Buried in cemetery near the church2a

2a\bGospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 44 - January 28, 1915 - pages 710, 711

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Hallman. - Sister Mary Hallman (nee Clemens) relict of the late John S. Hallman was born Sept. 11, 1834; died Jan. 17, 1915, at the age of 80 y. 4 m. 6 d. She suffered a good deal during the last two years of her life, but died in the blessed hope of a blissful immortality. She was married to John S. Hallman 52 years ago. They had a family of 5 sons and 7 daughters. who all survive her except 1 daughter. Her husband preceded her 21 years. The funeral services were conducted at the Blenheim Mennonite Church on Jan. 20, Bro. E. S. Bauman preached in German from Jno. 14:19, and Bro. Jonas Snider in English from Rev. 14:13, to a full house. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.
Transcriber's note: "relict" is as in the original.3a

3a\bGospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 45 - February 4, 1915 - pages 727, 728 
Mary Clemens
 
6514 Polly Clemens, "the second daughter in the family, was born July 27th, 1823, and is married to John Weber. They reside at West Montrose, Ontario, where they live retired." 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary "Polly" Clemens
 
6515 Mary Clemens, "was born February 1st, 1814. She was married to Jacob, son of Peter and Susannah (Bomberger) Erb. They resided a few miles north-west of the town of Waterloo where she died May 23rd, 1893. To them were born ten children, namely: VIII Annie (dead), VIII Jessie, VIII Levi, VIII Noah, VIII Enoch, VIII Peter, VIII Esther, VIII Simon C., VIII Jacob, and VIII Mary Ann (dead)."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Death of an Old Settler

Mrs Jacob B. Erb, residing three miles west of the town of Waterloo, died yesterday morning after a long illness. She was over eighty years old and has lived about sixty on the same farm where she died. Her maiden name was Clemens; her relatives live in the vicinity of Hespeler. She leaves six sons and one daughter and a large number of grand and great-grand children. Her husband also survives her, though about 85 years old and quite infirm, having been entirely blind about twelve years. The funeral will take place on Saturday at 9 o'clock a.m. at the house of the deceased. Her remains will be interred at Eby's cemetery, two miles west of Waterloo.2a

2aThe Daily Record 24 May 1893 
Mary A. Clemens
 
6516 Mary Ann Clemens, "the second daughter, is married to James Henderson, a farmer. They reside near Blair, Ontario, and have two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Clemens
 
6517 Mary Ann Clemens, "was born August 16th, 1816. She was married to Peter Erb, Jr. They resided a little north of Bridgeport, Ontario, where he died February 26, 1873. She had her home with her son Isaac where she died March 26th, 1893. To them were born nine children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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ERB - On the 26th of March, 1893, at the home of her son, Isaac, in Wilmot township, Waterloo Co., Ontario, sister Mary Ann Erb (nee Clemens), relict of the late Peter Erb, aged 76 years, 7 months and 10 days. The funeral services were held at the Blenheim Mennonite meeting house on the 28th, when Bro. Joseph Narhgang spoke in German from Rev. 14:13, and Bro. Noah Stauffer in English from Psalm 39:7. She was buried in C. Eby's cemetery, Berlin, on the 29th.2a

2aHerald of Truth , Vol. XXX, No. 9, May 1, 1893 - Page 149, 150, 151 
Mary Ann Clemens
 
6518 Mary Ann Clemens, "was born May 23, 1845. She is married to Solomon Sitler. They reside in Wallace Township, Perth County, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them are born nine children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Clemens
 
6519 Mary Clemens, "is married to Edward Williams;. Their place of residence is Petoskey, Michigan."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Clemens
 
6520 Mary Elizabeth Clemens, "was born in Oxford County, Ontario, May 25th, 1856. She is a dressmaker."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Elizabeth Clemens
 
6521 Mary Jane Clemens, "was born May 10th, 1864. She is married to Alfred Ellis, a farmer. They reside near Kossuth, Ontario. Have one child."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Jane Clemens
 
6522 Matilda Clemens, "the youngest in the family, is married to Ephraim Hallman. They reside near Roseville where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Matilda Clemens
 
6523 Matthew Clemens, late of Constantine, Cornwall, England, died July 12th, 1857 at the residence of his son-in-law J. H. Williams, near Galt; age, 60; survived by his children.1a

1aChristian Guardian 30 Sep 1857 pg 207 
Matthew Clemens
 
6524 Hallman, Melinda, daughter of the late George and Salome Clemens, was born May 18, 1873 at Breslau, Ont.; passed away at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt, Ont., of a heart attack, Feb. 12, 1956; aged 82 y. 8 m. 26 d. On Aug. 9,1893, she was united in marriage to Eli S. Hallman, who preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1955, after living together for 62 years. She was a resident of the Fairview Mennonite Home, Preston, Ont., less than three weeks prior to her passing. At the age of sixteen she accepted Christ as her Saviour, and united with the Zion Methodist Church, Breslau, Ont. Two years later she transferred her membership to the Mennonite Church during the time of John S. Coffman revivals in Ontario. She faithfully served her Master in various communities in Canada, and in the southern part of the United States as companion to her husband in his ministry; and in cheerful encouragement to those whom she contacted. Surviving are the following children (George B., White Fox, Sask.; William E., Argentina, S. A.; Abram P., Akron, Pa.; and Anna-Mrs. B. Frank Byler, Argentina), also 14 grand children, and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Clemens S., on Aug. 23, 1927. Funeral services were held Feb.15 at the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, with Oscar Burkholder, Glen Esh, and Howard Good officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLIX , Number 18 - May 1, 1956-page 431, 432 
Melinda Clemens
 
6525 Menno B. Clemens, "was born April 18th, 1845. On December 19th, 1869, he was married to Mary Ann Eshleman who was born March 15th, 1848. They resided on a farm several miles northeast of Bloomingdale where he died July 4th, 1885. His family consisted of three children".

Menno B. Clemens, "was born April 18th, 1845, and died July 4th, 1885. He was married to Mary Ann Eshelman, and had a family of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Menno B. Clemens
 
6526 Menno B. Clemens, "was born February 27th, 1853, and is a resident of Knoxville, Tennessee, U. S. He was married to Stella Weaver and after her decease to Phoebe Weaver. To him are born two children, namely: VIII Stella (dead) of the first wife, and VIII Marjory of his present wife."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Menno B. Clemens
 
6527 Millo B. Clemens, "was born October 30th, 1860. He is a button turner by trade and resides in Rochester, New York, where he is engaged in one of the button factories. He is married to Susannah Zeller. To them are born three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Milo B. Clemens
 
6528 Clemens, Miner of Speedsville Road, R.R. #31, Cambridge Saturday April 30th., 1988 at the Memorial Hospital. Dear brother of Floris Reist and Stanley both of Cambridge. Beloved uncle of Terry and Sandra Reist of Waterloo, Elaine and Harry Lehman of Kitchener, Lynn and Ron Howald of Waterloo, Ransy and Linda Clemens of Port Colburne. Great uncle of Michelle, Kimberly, and Michael Reist And Connie and Benjamin Howald. Predeceased by his parents the late Norman and Kate Clemens. Mr. Clemens was born 1908 in Michigan, lived all his life in Cambridge area. Retired from the Fromm Brothers of Cambridge.Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road Cambridge today (Monday) 2-4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Interment in Zion Cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener - Waterloo Record newspaper 2 May 1988 
Miner Clemens
 
6529 Minnie Rebecca Clemens, "was born August 8th, 1878. She is at home with her parents."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Mrs. Leroy Newman

HESPELER, Dec. 2 — Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Leroy Newman at her home, Blackie, Alta., Nov. 22. The late Mrs. Newman was formerly Mrs. Minnie Clemens of Fisher's Mills, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Clemens. Deceased had been in failing health for several months, and had just recently returned to her home after spending several weeks with relatives and friends in Hespeler and district. She is survived by her husband.

Kitchener Daily Record 2 Dec 1946 pg 13 
Minnie Rebecca Clemens
 
6530 Moses Clemens, "eldest son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Strohm) Clemens, was born April 22, 1825. On October 27, 1846, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of John and Catharine (Shantz) Snyder. They resided in Waterloo County for many years, then moved to Blenheim P. O., Kent County, Where he died. To him were born twelve children, namely:"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Moses Clemens
 
6531 Moses Clemens, "was born in Oxford County, Ontario. March 31st, 1858. He was married to Emma Huston who died April 23rd, 1886."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Moses Clemens
 
6532 Moses Clemens, "was born in the year 1862. When a young man he entered the ministry of the Canada Conference of the Evangelical Association and at present he is stationed on the Attercliffe (Monck County) field of labor. He is married to Phidelia Wismer and has a family of three children". 1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Rev. Moses H. Clemens, a retired minister who was with the Canada Conference of the Evangical Church for over 20years and ws a college professor at Huntington, Ind., died at his home, 390 Frederick Street, Saturday night following a brief illness. He was 78 years old. He was born at Roseville, Ontario, a son of the late David M. Clemens and the late Sarah Hagey. He married the former Fidella Wismer who died in 1923. Survivng are two sons, V. Leslie Clemens of Kitchener and Herbert Clemens of New York City and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Brown of Toronto. Two brothers, Levi and Amos of Petosky, Michigan and two grandchildren also survive. The remains will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral home until Wednesday at 2:00p.m. when the funeral service will be held with Dr. C. A. Hirshman, assisted by Rev. Albert Clemens of Sebringville, Ontario, officiating. Interment will be in the Woodland Cemetery.2a

2aThe Kitchener Daily Record 15 Jun 1942 
Rev. Moses Clemens
 
6533 Moses Clemens, "was born August 1st, 1846. He resides in the town of Berlin where he is engaged as night watchman for J. Y. Shantz & Son. On April 2nd, 1876, he was married to Catharine Brox who was born January 31st, 1852. To them are born three children".

Moses B. Clemens, "was born August 1st, 1846. He is married to Catharine Brox, and resides in Berlin. They have a family of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Clemens. - Moses B. Clemens was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Aug. 1, 1846; died of a lingering illness at his home in Kitchener on Dec. 4, 1919; aged 73 y. 4 m. 3 d. In April, 1876, he was married to Sister Catherine Brooks, who together with 5 sons and 1 daughter mourn his departure. Bro. Clemens united with the Mennonite Church 45 years ago and lived a faithful and consistent life until death. Funeral services Dec. 7 at the First Mennonite Church at Kitchener when Bro. U. K. Weber preached in English and Bro. Jonas Snider in German. Text, Gal. 6:7,8.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 38 - December 18, 1919 - pages 718, 719 
Moses B. Clemens
 
6534 Moses U. Clemens, "was born May 2nd, 1854. He resides near Brown City, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. He is married to Nancy Snider."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Moses U. Clemens
 
6535 Nancy Clemens, "the third daughter, was born September 12th, 1795,and died April 25th, 1815. She was married to Henry Wanner. They resided at the Wanner Meeting House near Hespeler. No issue."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Clemens
 
6536 Nancy Clemens, "the twelfth and youngest child of Wendel and Catharine (Unger) Clemens, was born December 11th, 1867. She is married to Lewis Block, a farmer. They reside in the vicinity of Brown City, Michigan, near her father's farm. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Clemens
 
6537 Nancy Clemens, "was born in Waterloo County, Ontario, July 10, 1848. She is married to Otis Stewart, a farmer."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Clemens
 
6538 Nancy Clemens, "was born June 16th, 1821. She was married to John L. Erb, a farmer. They resided near Erbsville, Waterloo County, where she died October 21st, 1861. Their family consisted of seven children, namely: VII Harriet (dead), VII Fernando, VII Clarissy (dead), VII William, VII John Nelson (dead), VII George E., and VII Margaret Ann (dead)."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Clemens
 
6539 Nancy Clemens, "was born March 28th, 1865. She is unmarried and resides with her parents."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Clemens
 
6540 Nancy Clemens, "was born November 28, 1845. She is unmarried and resides in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, where she is engaged in dressmaking."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Clemens
 
6541 Nancy Clemens, "was married to Andrew Gorth, a shoemaker. They had two Children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Clemens
 
6542 Nancy Ann Clemens, "was born October 10, 1849. She is married to Isaac Sararas. They reside in Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them were born three children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Ann Clemens
 
6543 Nathan Clemens, "eldest son of Abraham and Rebecca (Miller) Clemens, was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, March 5th, 1790. He came to Canada with his parents when 19 years old. He was married to Veronica, daughter of Rev. Joseph and Magdalena (Allenbach) Bechtel. She was born February 17th, 1794, and died December 19th, 1879. They resided on the farm now in possession of David Rife, north-east of Hespeler. He was killed by lightning November 11th, 1832. After his decease the widow was married to Christian Strohm, and after his decease the widow married the third time. Her third husband was William Copplen. No issue of last two marriages. To Mr. and Mrs. Clemens were born five children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nathan Clemens
 
6544 Nathan E. Clemens, "was born June 18, 1859. He is married to Catharine German. They reside near Petrolia, Ontario. where he is engaged in farming. To them was born a family of four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nathan Emery Clemens
 
6545 Nathaniel Clemens, Sept 9 - Nathaniel Clemens, former resident of the Hespeler and Preston district, died at his home, 161 Admiral Road, Toronto, about 10:30 last evening. He was 83 years old. Deceased, son, of Mr. And Mrs. John Clemens, was born on July 5, 1859, at Fisher Mills, near Hespeler. As a young man he assisted his father in the operation of a flourmill at Fisher Mills, and later operated a farm on the Fishers Mills road. Retiring 20 years ago, Mr. Clemens lived in Preston for some eight years. He had resided in Toronto for the past 10 years. Deceased was a former member of the Methodist, now United Church in Hespeler and was associated with the United Church in Preston for many years. During his residence in Toronto he was a member of the Dovercourt United Church. His wife, Julie Ann Henry, predeceased him 16 years ago. Surviving is a daughter, Pearl, of Toronto, a son, Orval, Hespeler, and a daughter, Mrs. Charles Talbot, Preston; three brothers, Aaron, Fisher Mills, Levi, Plymouth, Michigan, and Mervyn of Wyandotte, Mich; three sisters, Mrs. I. W. Eaton, Hespeler, Mrs. Austin and Mrs. Roy Newman in Western Canada, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Remains are resting at the H. k. Stager Funeral Home, Preston, from where the funeral will be held on Friday at 2:30. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.2a

2aThe Kitchener Daily News 9 Sep 1942 
Nathanael Clemens
 
6546 Nathaniel Clemens, " was born July 5th, 1859. He is a farmer and resides on the old 'Snyder Farm' near Hespeler. He is married to Julia Henry."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Nathaniel Clemens, Sept 9 - Nathaniel Clemens, former resident of the Hespeler and Preston district, died at his home, 161 Admiral Road, Toronto, about 10:30 last evening. He was 83 years old. Deceased, son, of Mr. And Mrs. John Clemens, was born on July 5, 1859, at Fisher Mills, near Hespeler. As a young man he assisted his father in the operation of a flourmill at Fisher Mills, and later operated a farm on the Fishers Mills road. Retiring 20 years ago, Mr. Clemens lived in Preston for some eight years. He had resided in Toronto for the past 10 years. Deceased was a former member of the Methodist, now United Church in Hespeler and was associated with the United Church in Preston for many years. During his residence in Toronto he was a member of the Dovercourt United Church. His wife, Julie Ann Henry, predeceased him 16 years ago. Surviving is a daughter, Pearl, of Toronto, a son, Orval, Hespeler, and a daughter, Mrs. Charles Talbot, Preston; three brothers, Aaron, Fisher Mills, Levi, Plymouth, Michigan, and Mervyn of Wyandotte, Mich; three sisters, Mrs. I. W. Eaton, Hespeler, Mrs. Austin and Mrs. Roy Newman in Western Canada, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Remains are resting at the H. k. Stager Funeral Home, Preston, from where the funeral will be held on Friday at 2:30. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.2a

2aThe Kitchener Daily News 9 Sep 1942 
Nathaniel Clemens
 
6547 Nathaniel U. Clemens, "was born February 9th, 1852. He resides in Neustadt, Grey County, Ontario, where he is doing a good business in horseshoeing, carriage-ironing, and general blacksmithing. He is married to Anna Hobbly and has a family of four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nathaniel Unger Clemens
 
6548 Noah B. Clemens, "was born in Dumfries Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, December 15th, 1838. On July 28th, 1861, he was married to Annie E. Kirsch of St. Jacobs, Ontario. She was born July 5th, 1841, and died at Port Elgin, May 12th, 1873. After the decease of his first wife he was married again, June 2, 1874, to Mary Thede who was born at Strasburg, Ontario, October 4th, 1855. After his first marriage he moved to Port Elgin where his first wife died. At present he resides at Cleveland, Ohio (24 Yeakel St.), where he is engaged as a builder and carpenter. His family consists of twelve children, of whom the six eldest were born unto his first wife."1a

1a\bThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Noah B. Clemens
 
6549 Noah S. Clemens, "the youngest son of Abraham D. and Veronica (Shantz) Clemens, was born March 12, 1856, and died September 5th, 1857."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Noah S. Clemens
 
6550 Noah Clemens, "is married to Maggie Dodge. They reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Noah B. Clemens - Noah B. Clemens, aged 86, passed away Saturday evening at the Butterworth Hospital. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Kennedy of New York City, Mrs Audie McDougal of Germfask, Mich., one son, Harry D. Clemens of Caledonia; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home of his son, Tues. at 1:30 under the auspices of the R.C. Hathway Lodge, F & A. M. Interment in Caledonia Cemetery. Arrangements by C.E. Cross.

Grand Rapids Herald, 20 Jan. 1936

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"Noah B. CLEMENS was born in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Can., Oct. 29, 1849. He is a son of Amos M. and Mary Wismer Clemens, the former a native of Bucks Co., Pa., born Feb. 13, 1819 and the latter of Canada, born June 21, 1821. They were married in 1841 and had seven children, six of whom are living. Henry, Abram, Mary A. (wife of Ed. Williams). Noah B., Rachel, Edwin W. C., and Lydia (Mrs. W. B. Bowman). Mr. Clemens was married April 8, 1873, to Mary M., daughter of Owen and Mary Levagood Dodge, born in Waterloo Co., Ca., April 4, 1850. They have two children: Vermellie, born Sept. 11, 1874, and Audie, born Feb. 26, 1878. Mr. Clemens came to this tp. with his parents in 1863, and now owns a farm of 120 acres on sec. 17. He is a Republican. Mrs. Clemens parents settled in Gaines in the pioneer days of 1855. Her brother, Samuel Dodge, enlisted in the late war November 1861, in Co. A., 3d Reg. Mich. Inf., and was killed at Fair Oaks. He sleeps with the heroic dead on the battlefield where he fell."

History of Kent County, Michigan, Illustrated, Chicago. Chas C. Chapman & Co., 1881, Pg 739:  
Noah W. Clemens
 
6551 Norah Clemens, "was born June 25th, 1862. She is married to Rev. John Nyce. They reside in Wauseon, Ohio. Their family consists of one child named VIII Edith."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Norah Clemens
 
6552 Ogden Clemens, "was born in Oxford County, Ontario, May 13th, 1865. He is a civil engineer and resides in British Columbia, Canada."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Ogden Clemens
 
6553 In the year 1859 the grist mill was sold to Henry Aaron Bechtel who in the year 1875 sold it to Henry McNally, Angus McNally, Oliver Clemens and Moses Eschelman. This group converted the building into a woollen mill, and operated it for many years. A number of years later the machinery was sold to a North Bay concern. This building is at present utilized as an ice house, owned by F. I. Willson.

Waterloo Historical Society 1941, 29th Annual Report

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The first milling venture included a saw mill and grist mill,* built on the Blair-Galt Road by Daniel and Jacob Erb. Erected in 1808, it is now used as an ice house by Ford Willson of Preston. In 1859 the property was sold to Henry Aaron Bechtel who lived on the farm now owned by Jim Johannes. Here stands one of the oldest houses in the district. According to a record in the masonry it was built by the Bechtels in 1817. In 1875 the mill was transferred to Henry McNally, Angus McNally, Oliver Clemens and Moses Eschelman. This group converted the building into a woollen mill and continued in business until the manager, Angus McNally, died in April, 1903. Following that, a North Bay concern bought the establishment, then' moved all the machinery away. As a boy the writer had the pleasure of working in that woollen mill. I shall never forget the water wheel which ran all the machinery. It had timbers like those in a barn, and the steel axle upon which it was built weighed one and one-half tons. Farmers brought their w'ool to the mill and bought blankets, cloth, yarn and batting.

Waterloo Historical Society 1954 
Oliver Clemens
 
6554 Oliver Clemens, "was born April 20th, 1830. In his younger days he resided on a farm situated on the township-line between Waterloo and Wilmot Townships, near Trussler's Sawmill. From there he moved to Blair on the old 'Benjamin Bowman Farm'. At present he resides in the town of Galt. He was married , May 25th 1852, to Elizabeth Hellrigel who was born July 26th 1831. To them were born six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Oliver Clemens
 
6555 Priscilla Clemens, "was born November 29, 1858. She is married to Jeremiah Sauder. They reside on the old homestead of her father where he is engaged in farming. To them were born four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Priscilla Clemens
 
6556 Rachel Clemens, "is married to Edward Clark. They reside in Caledonia, Michigan."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rachel Clemens
 
6557 Rachel Clemens, "was born August 21st, 1842. On March 3rd, 1864, she was married to Menno S. Weber. They resided near Breslau on the old 'Elias Bowman Farm' where they both died. She died September 18th, 1880, leaving two children, namely: VIII Simon and VIII Lydia Ann (both dead)"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Weber.-September 18th, 1880, in Waterloo county Ontario, of consumption, Rachael Weber, widow of Menno S. Weber, deceased, aged 38 years and 29 days. She was buried on the 20th at Cressman's burying-ground. Funeral services by Jacob Woolner and Moses Bowman.2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume XVIII, Number 3 - March 1881, pages 51, 52, 53 
Rachel Clemens
 
6558 Rachel Clemens, "was born October 14th, 1831. She was married to John Zink and resided at Washington, Oxford County, where he died. Some time after his decease she was married to John Bennett. They reside in Preston where he died some years ago. The widow still resides in their old home where Mr. Bennett died. To her were born seven children, namely: VII Mary Ann, VII George who died aged 14 years, and VII Minnie of first husband, and VII John, VII Oliver, VII Minerva, and VII Charles of second husband."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Rachel Clemens
 
6559 Rebecca Clemens, "was born in Oxford County, Ontario, April 6th, 1863. She was married to Conrad Rowe and resided in Blenheim, Kent County, where she died May 25th, 1883, after being married a little more than a month."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rebecca Clemens
 
6560 Rebecca Clemens, "was born July 21st, 1854. She is married to John A. Markle, a miller by trade. In 1882 they moved to Birtle, Man., where he was engaged as clerk in the Indian agent's office, and in 1886 he received the appointment as Indian agent for Birtle District."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rebecca Clemens
 
6561 Robert Clemens, "was born May 11th, 1858. He is a farmer and resides in Lapeer County, Michigan. On April 4th, 1884, he was married to Lydia Witmer."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Robert Clemens
 
6562 LENGYELL, Ruth Irene (nee Clemens) - Left this world to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and her beloved husband, Joseph Sr. (February 15, 1977) and recently passed son, Joseph Jr. (January 6, 2009) on Sunday, February 15, 2009, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, at the age of 80. Ruth came to Cambridge from Richan when she was 14 years old and has resided here ever since. She was the cherished mother of Randy (Bonnie) and Carolyn Rivers (Warren), and mother-in-law to Heather (Joe). Lovingly remembered by grandchildren, Steve (Lee Ann), Laurie (Kevin), Jody (Julia), Marnie (Jeff), Scott, Kim (Chip), Rebecca (Chad), Leslie (Keith), Heidi and Darren. Loving Great-Granny Bird to Edward, Samantha, Riley, Braydon, Adison, Jacq, Emma, Cameron, Dara, Mackenzie, Teanna, Brody, Owen, Autumn and Tyler. Ruth was pre-deceased by her only sister, Marjorie Carver (nee Clemens) in 1997. Ruth was a devoted member of St. Andrew's Hespeler Presbyterian Church where she was a very active Elder for many years. She worked for Babcock & Wilcox for over 30 years, where she developed several longtime friendships. She will be greatly missed by many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at Lounsbury Funeral Home , 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge on Friday from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. followed by a private interment at New Hope Cemetery. A service for Ruth will be held on Saturday at St. Andrew's Hespeler Presbyterian Church, 73 Queen Street, East, Cambridge at 2 p.m. with refreshments to follow. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to St. Andrew's Hespeler Presbyterian Church or to The Lung Association - Waterloo Region. Condolences/donations/directions www.lounsburyfuneralhome.com (519) 658-9366

The Waterloo Region Record - Feb. 18, 2009 
Ruth Irene Clemens
 
6563 Samuel Clemens, "was born May 13th, 1819, and is married to Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham Gingerich. She was born February 16th, 1824. They reside in Puslinch Township, Wellington County , near the lake, where he was engaged in farming but now lives retired. Their family consists of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Samuel Clemens
 
6564 Samuel G. Clemens "was born August 28th, 1862. He is unmarried and resides in Puslinch Township, near Hespeler, where he is engaged as a farmer."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Samuel G. Clemens
 
6565 Samuel S. Clemens, "the eldest son of Henry Clemens and his second wife, Elizabeth Dodge, was born February 2nd, 1848. On December 17th, 1879, he was married to E. Dell Griffith. They reside at West Campbell, Ionia County, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of one son named VII Harry G., born March 7th, 1884."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Samuel S. Clemens
 
6566 Sallie Clemens, "was married to Abram Pannebecker. They resided on the farm now in possession of William Shaw, near Hespeler, where they both died."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Clemens
 
6567 Sarah Clemens, "the eldest, is married to John W. Martin. They reside on the old 'Henry Wanner Farm' near Hespeler. Their family consists of three children". 1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Clemens
 
6568 Sarah Clemens, "the eldest, was born December 17th, 1844. She is married to D. H. McKersie, a fireman and engineer. They reside in Detroit, Michigan, and have three children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Clemens
 
6569 Sarah Ann Clemens, "was born in Oxford County, Ontario, October 17th, 1861. She is married to Charles L. VonGunten, a jeweler. They reside in Blenheim, Kent County, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Ann Clemens
 
6570 Sarah Ann Clemens, "was born September 22, 1847. She is married to Christian Shader, a moulder. Their place of residence is Grand Rapids, Michigan. To them were born seven children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Ann Clemens
 
6571 Simon Clemens, "is married to Sarah Hodson. They reside in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where he is a conductor on the C. P. R. To them is born one daughter named IX Maude."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Simon Clemens
 
6572 CLEMENS, Stanley Betzner It is with profound sadness that the family of Stanley Betzner Clemens announces his passing at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, ON on Monday, February 22, 2010 in his 92nd year. He is survived by his beloved wife Connie; his daughter Lynn Howald (Ron), Kitchener; his son Randy (Linda), Thunder Bay; his granddaughter Connie Bender (Marc), Guelph; his grandson Ben Howald, Kitchener; and his great-grand-daughter Abigail Bender, Guelph. He was predeceased by his first wife Anne McConnel (1984). He will be sadly missed by his niece Elaine Lehman (Harry), Kitchener; his nephew Terry Reist (Carolyn), Cambridge and his great-nephew Michael Reist (Debbie), Gagetown, N.B. and their two sons. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Bunty Ferrans and nephew Robert Ferrans (May), Scotland. He was the son of Norman and Catherine Clemens (deceased) and brother of Floris Reist and Miner Clemens (both deceased). Stan was born in Breslau, Ontario, attended Kossuth Public School and Riverbank Continuation School. Prior to joining the Armed Forces, Stan was in the Militia in Galt, worked at Mammie's Bread for a total of 10 years (before and after WWII). He spent 42 years as a Life Insurance Agent for a number of different Insurance Companies, ending with Standard Life at the age of 80 when he retired. Stan joined the Royal Canadian Regiment in London, Ontario in 1941, training in different areas of Canada, England and Scotland before being shipped out to North Africa and from there landed in Sicily, July 10, 1943 with the First Division. He proceeded to fight in Italy (where he also met the Pope) but was taken out of combat at Ortona in 1944. He continued with the troops ending up in Amsterdam, Holland. While in Holland he was fortunate enough along with several other Canadians to have tea with Queen Wilhelmina. He returned to Canada in January 1946. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, St. Mary's Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice.1a

1aThe Waterlo Region Record 22 Feb 2010 
Stanley Betzner Clemens
 
6573 Stauffer Clemens, "was born January 1st, 1819. He resided on his father's old homestead for many years. He was married to Louisa Clemons who was born January 4th, 1821, and died October 30th, 1880. After the decease of his wife he made his home with his daughter who resided in Preston where he died August 29th, 1891. To them were born four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Stauffer Clemens
 
6574 Susannah Clemens, "was born August 23rd, 1821. On November 7, 1843, she was married to Moses Baumann. They resided in Bloomingdale, Ontario, where she died February 19th, 1874."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Clemens
 
6575 Susannah Clemens, "was born January 3rd, 1840, and died July 29th, 1872. On November 24th, 1857, she was married to Amos Hunsberger and resided at Moline, Michigan, where she died, leaving a family of four children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Clemens
 
6576 Susannah Clemens, "was born May 5th, 1838, and died October 27th, 1886. She was married to Peter Itter. They resided near Kossuth, Ontario, until the year 1880, then they moved to Berlin where she died, leaving no issue."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Clemens
 
6577 VOIGT, Mrs. Verda (Albert)

Suddenly, at St. Mary's Hospital, on Monday, Aug. 31, 1992, Verda Voigt (nee Clemens), age 72 years, of 145 Lucan St., Waterloo. Mrs. Voigt was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo. Beloved wife of Albert Voigt; dear mother of Robert of Waterloo, David and his fiancee Wendy Lavigne of Kitchener; sister of Mrs. Mae Jackson of Kitchener. Loving grandmother of Jason, Kelly, Tabitha and Glenn. Predeceased by her parents, Les and Ida Clemens. Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, Wednesday, 7-9; Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Friday, removal will be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo, for funeral and committal service at 2 p.m., Rev. Peter Thomsen officiating. Interment Memory Gardens.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Sep 1992 pg A9 
Verda Clemens
 
6578 Veronica Clemens, "the youngest in family was born December 14th, 1853. She is married to August Stengel. They resided in Breslau for quite a few years. Some time ago it was noticed that her mental powers were beginning to give way, and in course of time it was deemed advisable by the doctor in attendance to have her placed in the asylum for safe keeping. She now is in the Hamilton asylum and there is very little hope of her ever being restored to her right mind. Her family consists of six children".1a

1a Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica "Franny" Clemens
 
6579 Veronica Ann Clemens, "was born August 24th, 1851. On February 19th, 1871, she was married to Samuel S. Herner. They resided in Williamsburg where she died August 22, 1874, leaving no issue."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Ann Clemens
 
6580 Clemens. -- Walter, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses B. Clemens, was born at Berlin (now Kitchener), Ont., Jan. 9, 1899; died July 3, 1948, at his residence in Sarnia, Ont.; aged 49 y. 5 m. 24 d. He had been employed by the Canadian National Railway for thirty years, and at the time of his death was a railway conductor. Surviving are his wife (the former Marcella M. Upper), 2 sons and one daughter (John, Fort Erie, Ont.; Walter and Marian, both of Sarnia, Ont.), 3 brothers (Mahlon, Kitchener, Ont.; Norman, Chicago, Ill.; Emmanuel, of New Jersey), and one sister (Sarah, of Kitchener). A service was held July 6 at the Stewart Funeral Home, in Sarnia, and on July 7 at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, where Merle Shantz was in charge. Interment was made in the First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLI, Number 31 - August 3, 1948 - page 727

________________________________

The death of Walter Clemens, 49, occurred at his residence, 247 Cobden St., Sarnia, suddenly Saturday. He had been a railway conductor with the C.N.R. for 30 years. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses B. Clemens, he was born at Kitchener, Jan 9 1899. He was a member of B.M. of R.C. Surviving are his wife, the former Marcella M. Upper; two sons, John, Fort Erie; and Walter, Sarnia; one daughter, Marian, at home; three brothers, Mahlon, Kitchener, Norman, Chicago; Emanuel, New Jersey; one sister, Sarah, Kitchener. A service will be held at the Stewart Funeral Home, 254 George St., Sarnia, Tuesday at 2 p.m., after which removal will be made to the Ratz-Betchel Funeral Home here for service Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be made in the First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener.2a

2aThe Kitchener Record 5 Jul 1948 
Walter Clemens
 
6581 CLEMENS

Wendall Clemens was born December 28th, 1823, in the township of Dumfries, Waterloo Co., Ont., and died August 7th, 1897, bringing his aged to 73 years, 7 months and 21 days. He was united in marriage to Catharine Unger (who survives him) on Nov. 25th, 1845, and they lived together 51 years and 9 months. To them were born twelve children, ten sons and two daughters, one of the sons, Adam, having preceded the father to their long home. His end was very peaceful. He gave his heart to God with his companion 47 years ago and then joined the Mennonite church, and had ever since been a faithful member. Services conducted by John McNally.

Herald of Truth 1 Oct 1897 pg 301-302 
Wendel Clemens
 
6582 Wendel Clemens, "was born December 28th, 1823. On November 25th, 1845, he was married to Catharine Unger who was born March 16th, 1829. They resided in Waterloo County for many years where he was engaged in farming. On August 28th, 1879, they moved to Lapeer County, Michigan, within three miles of Brown City, where he followed farming until recently when he retired, leaving the managing of the farm in the hands of his son Allen. To him and his wife was born a family of twelve children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Wendel Clemens
 
6583 Wendell U. Clemens, "was born September 29th, 1857. he resides in Bridgeport, Ontario, where he is engaged in the Lancaster Mills as one of the flour packers. He is married to Elizabeth Eckel. They have a family of four sons"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Wendell U. Clemens
 
6584 Wesley Clemens, "was born May 17th, 1856. He resides at Swan River, Minnesota, where he is engaged in the lumber business. He is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Wesley Clemens
 
6585 Wesley Clemens, "is married to Lizzie Pannebecker. They reside in Avoca, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. To them were born seven children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rev. Wesley Hagey Clemens
 
6586 Wilhelmine Clemens, "was born 27 October 27th, 1817. She was married to Abraham Erb, a builder and contractor. They resided for a number of years in Preston and vicinity, then they moved to Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario., where she died January 8th, 1881. Their family consisted of eleven children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Wilhelmine Clemens
 
6587 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection

Description: Black and white photograph of Second Lieutenant Willard Ewart Clemens, Royal Air Force, in uniform.
Notes: Second Lieutenant Willard Ewart Clemens was a member of the Royal Air Force. He was a signaller in the 118th Battalion in November 1915. He served in the Divisional Signallers in Ottawa and joined the Royal Flying Corps as a cadet in the fall of 1917. He was killed in an accident at the Beamsville Camp, on 17 May 1918, where he was an instructor, at the age of 20.
Inscriptions:
Front: 2nd Lieut. Willard Ewart Clemens, R.A.F. Signaller 118th Batt. Nov. 1915. Divisional Signallers Ottawa. Cadet Royal Flying Corps fall, 1917. Instructor, Beamsville Camp, where he was accidentally killed May 17, 1918. Age 20. 
Willard Ewart Clemens
 
6588 William Clemens, "is a blacksmith and resides in Rapid City, South Dakota. He is married to Florence Wait. To them are born five children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
William Clemens
 
6589 William D. Clemens, "was born May 19th, 1850. He is unmarried and resides at Port Elgin, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
William D. Clemens
 
6590 William Clemens, "resided in Preston where he died September 17, 1862. He was first married to a Miss Ham and after her decease to Jennie Esson. To him were born three children, namely: VIII Charles and VIII Rebecca of first wife, and VIII Edward of second wife."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
William George Hamilton "George" Clemens
 
6591 William Clemens, "was born February 28th, 1861. He resides on part of the old 'Bowman Farm' at Blair where he is engaged in farming. He is married to Amelia Hagey. They have had three children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
William H. Clemens
 
6592 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection


Notes: David Clement was born 2 September 1897 in Berlin, Ontario. He enlisted in the 118th Battalion, North Waterloo and transferred to the 6th Highlanders of Montreal. He was sent overseas in December 1916 and was stationed in France in February 1917. He served at the front to July 1917 and then transferred to the Imperial Aviation Corps, in which he was a gunner and observer. He was killed in an airplane collision in France on 2 December 1917.

Inscriptions:
Front: David Ward Clement.
Born Sept. 2, 1897, Kitchener, Ont. Killed in collision of flying machines in France, December 2, 1917. Enlisted 118th Battallion [sic], N. Waterloo, transferred to 6th Highlanders, Montreal. Overseas Dec. 1916, France Feby [sic], 1917, served at front to July 1917, transferred to Imperial Aviation Corps, in which gunner and observer. 
David Ward "David" Clement
 
6593 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection Edwin Perry Clement
 
6594 E.P. Clement was a young law student in 1873 when he entered the office of Ward H. Bowlby, Waterloo County Crown Attorney. He was called to the bar a few months later and entered into partnership with Bowlby under the firm name of Bowlby and Clement. He was elected first secretary of the Waterloo County Law Association in 1895.

E.P. Clement, K.C. held retainers from many banks, insurance companies and other corporations, and was the Berlin solicitor. In 1907 he was appointed a county court judge at Windsor. After serving for a few months he resumed his law practice and became vice-president of the Mutual Life of Canada of which he had formerly been a director. He was president of the Company from 1908 to 1920.

Clement was responsible for organizing the YMCA in Berlin around the turn of the century.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

___________________________

CLEMENT & CLEMENT, Barristers, Solicitors, etc., Office Metcalf Block, King St. Berlin, Ont.


Mr. E. P. Clement, K.C., the senior member of this firm has been a resident of Berlin since 1875 when as a young law student he entered the office of Mr.Ward H. Bowlby, K.C., County Crown Attorney. Upon his admission to the bar a few months later he entered into partnership with Mr. Bowlby under the firm name of Bowlby & Clement and that firm enjoyed during all its existence a large and successful practice.

Upon Mr. Bowlby's retirement from active practice in 1902 Mr. E. P. Clement began practice alone but finding the work too heavy for him he took into partnership his nephew, Mr. E. W. Clement, and that partnership still continues. On the first day of June 1912 an addition was made to the firm, Mr. William P. Clement, B.A. L. L. B., a son of Mr. E. P. Clement, who has just been called to the Bar, entering the firm which continues to do business under the same firm name.

Mr. E. P. Clement during those years held retainers from a great many of the Banks, Insurance Companies and other corporations in this town and Province, including the Solicitorship for the Town of Berlin, all of which he had to drop when in April, 1907, he was appointed a Judge at Windsor. Prior to that time Mr. Clement had been a Director for a great many years of the Mutual Life Assurance Co. of Canada, and after officiating as Judge for a few months, he was offered the Vice-Presidency of that Company which offer he accepted.

He accordingly resigned his Judgeship and resumed the practice of law here. Shortly after, the death of Mr. Melvin, (who was then President of the Insurance Company,) resulted in the appointment of Mr. Clement as President, which position he still holds, and though the duties of that office make considerable demands upon his time, lie still takes a foremost part in the legal work and life of this County.

Mr. E.. W. Clements is a native of Hamilton but resided for the greater part of his life in Sarnia where he commenced the study of law with Mr. (now the Honourable) W. J. Hanna, in 1896, with whom he remained until he came to the Town of Berlin in 1903. Since that time besides making a name for himself in legal affairs, he has become well known in the public life of the Town, having served in the Town Council for a number of years and having taken an active part in every thing that concerns the public life and well being of the community.

Mr. William P. Clement, the youngest addition to this firm is a graduate in Arts and Law of Toronto University. He has recently been called to the Bar after a three year's course at Osgoode Hall, and is, therefore, now well equipped for the practice of his chosen profession. He commences his legal career in the same year that Berlin enters on its cityhood, and, while modest in making comparisons, is confident of a sucessfuI future for the city.2a

2aOfficial souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co

______________________

HIS HONOR JUDGE CLEMENT.

Edwin Perry Clement was born October 22, 1853, in Simcoe, Norfolk county, Ontario, a son of the Rev. Edwin and Mary C. (Pope) Clement, both of whom were natives of England. The father came to Ontario in the '40s, settling first at Amherstburg, where he devoted his life to the active work of the ministry up to the year of his death 1885.

Edwin P. Clement, having mastered the elementary branches of learning in the Bowmanville grammar school, became a student in Upper Canada College, from which he was graduated in 1870. He then took up the study of law in the office of the late Dr. Larratt W. Smith and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1876. Locating for practice in Berlin, he formed a partnership with W. H. Bowlby, K.C., county Crown Attorney for Waterloo county, which connection was continued until January, 1903, when Mr. Bowlby retired. Mr. Clement remained an active practitioner at the Berlin Bar for more than thirty years; in 1902 was made a King's Counsel by the provincial government, and in March, 1907, was appointed junior judge of Essex county, a position he still holds. While in practice he prepared his cases with great thoroughness and care and displayed marked pre- cision of thought and clear power of analysis in the presentation of his cause at the trial. In 1886 he was appointed solicitor for the town of Berlin, which position he filled up to the time of his appointment to the Bench.

Mr. Clement has held various other political and business relations. He has been a director of the Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada since 1887. For three years he served as a member of the town and county council and he has been president of the Reform Association for North Waterloo, while in 1904 he unsuccessfully contested his riding for the House of Commons. Although he lost the election it was a defeat which amounted almost to a victory, for his opponent was elected by a much reduced majority.

In 1878 Mr. Clement was married to Miss Jane E. Bowlby, the eldest daughter of tne late Dr. D. S. Bowlby of Berlin. They have six children: Charles Bowlby, Blanche Mildred, Edwin Oliver, William Pope, Florence Grace and David Ward.

Mr. Clement is a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He has held membership in the Methodist Church for a long period and has been most devoted to its purposes and its teachings. For the past twenty years he has served as recording steward and has also been secretary and treasurer of the trustee board.3a

3aA History of Ontario: its resources and development  
Edwin Perry Clement
 
6595 Years Served: 1880-82 Edwin Perry Clement
 
6596 CLEMENT & CLEMENT, Barristers, Solicitors, etc., Office Metcalf Block, King St. Berlin, Ont.

Mr. E. P. Clement, K.C., the senior member of this firm has been a resident of Berlin since 1875 when as a young law student he entered the office of Mr.Ward H. Bowlby, K.C., County Crown Attorney. Upon his admission to the bar a few months later he entered into partnership with Mr. Bowlby under the firm name of Bowlby & Clement and that firm enjoyed during all its existence a large and successful practice.

Upon Mr. Bowlby's retirement from active practice in 1902 Mr. E. P. Clement began practice alone but finding the work too heavy for him he took into partnership his nephew, Mr. E. W. Clement, and that partnership still continues. On the first day of June 1912 an addition was made to the firm, Mr. William P. Clement, B.A. L. L. B., a son of Mr. E. P. Clement, who has just been called to the Bar, entering the firm which continues to do business under the same firm name.

Mr. E. P. Clement during those years held retainers from a great many of the Banks, Insurance Companies and other corporations in this town and Province, including the Solicitorship for the Town of Berlin, all of which he had to drop when in April, 1907, he was appointed a Judge at Windsor. Prior to that time Mr. Clement had been a Director for a great many years of the Mutual Life Assurance Co. of Canada, and after officiating as Judge for a few months, he was offered the Vice-Presidency of that Company which offer he accepted.

He accordingly resigned his Judgeship and resumed the practice of law here. Shortly after, the death of Mr. Melvin, (who was then President of the Insurance Company,) resulted in the appointment of Mr. Clement as President, which position he still holds, and though the duties of that office make considerable demands upon his time, lie still takes a foremost part in the legal work and life of this County.

Mr. E.. W. Clements is a native of Hamilton but resided for the greater part of his life in Sarnia where he commenced the study of law with Mr. (now the Honourable) W. J. Hanna, in 1896, with whom he remained until he came to the Town of Berlin in 1903. Since that time besides making a name for himself in legal affairs, he has become well known in the public life of the Town, having served in the Town Council for a number of years and having taken an active part in every thing that concerns the public life and well being of the community.

Mr. William P. Clement, the youngest addition to this firm is a graduate in Arts and Law of Toronto University. He has recently been called to the Bar after a three year's course at Osgoode Hall, and is, therefore, now well equipped for the practice of his chosen profession. He commences his legal career in the same year that Berlin enters on its cityhood, and, while modest in making comparisons, is confident of a sucessfuI future for the city.1a

1aOfficial souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co 
Edwin Whyte Clement
 
6597 Years Served: 1908-12 Edwin Whyte Clement
 
6598 William P. Clement, a native of Berlin, Ontario, served his community for many decades with distinction, especially as alderman for four years, and as Mayor in 1929 and 1930. In 1945 he played a prominent part in organizing the K-W Symphony Orchestra, in which he played the viola for twenty-five years. He was a Life Director of the Symphony.

He was educated in local schools, Victoria College of the University of Toronto, and Osgoode Hall Law School. After graduation, he entered into a law partnership with his father, E.P. Clement and his cousin, E.W. Clement. In 1936, he was appointed a Queen's Counsel, and in 1945 was elected a Bencher of the Provincial Law Society, of which he is a life member. He was secretary of the Berlin Board of Trade and for seventeen years was County Crown Attorney.

Clement served three local churches as organist: Trinity Methodist (now Trinity United), St. Andrew's Presbyterian and the Christian Science Church. He was an honourary member of the Kitchener Rotary and also a Life Member of Twin City Lodge, Masonic Order (A.F. & A.M.)1a

1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame





 
Mayor William Pope Clement
 
6599 Years Served: 1923-26, 1929-30 (Mayor) Mayor William Pope Clement
 
6600 Mrs. W. Clements have gone to Victoria, B.C. to visit her daughter, Mrs. A.W. Gazley. - Strathcona1a

1aCalgary Herald 26 Jan 1904 
Laura Julieta Clements
 
6601 It is reported but not yet proved that Rebecca Clements father was John Clements b1787 Edgefield Norfolk England. Rebecca Clements
 
6602 William (Bill) Clements

William (Bill) Clements of Galt passed away on Monday, August 29, 1983 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. He was in his 81st year. Mr. Clements was a retired loom fixer at Riverside Silk, Stauffer-Dobbie. He was an adherent of Lincoln Avenue United Church. The Clements celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary in September 1983. Surviving are his wife Hazel Scott, formerly of Ayr; one son Bob and daughter-in-law Doreen of Kitchener. Also survived by one brother Len of Hamilton and three grandsons, Larry, Kenneth and Timothy. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 31st at Coutts and Son Funeral Home, Galt with Rev. Bob Duthie of Lincoln Avenue Church officiating. Interment in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 7 Sep 1983 pg 11 
William "Bill" Clements
 
6603 Aaron Clemmer, "was born September 20th, 1845. He is married to Catharine Froelich. Their home is in Berlin. He is a tinsmith by trade. Their family consists of four children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Aaron Clemmer
 
6604 Clemmer, Abner, M., 58, Wellesley, Ont. Born: June 16, 1933, Waterloo County, Ont., to Leander and Lavina (Martin) Clemmer. Died: March 18, 1992, Wellesley, Ont., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Elsie Weber Clemmer; sons: James and Paul; brothers and sisters: Vernon, Cleason, Lloyd, Viola Bauman, Ermina Frey, Vera Martin, Lorene Schreiber; 5 grandchildren. Funeral: March 21, Poole Mennonite Church, by Glenn Zehr and David K. Jantzi. Burial: Riverdale Mennonite Church.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 15 - April 14, 1992 - 14, 15. 
Abner M. Clemmer
 
6605 Abraham B. Clemmer, "was born in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, March 2nd, 1819. In 1822 he came to Canada with his parents. He was raised near Preston. In 1837 his father moved from Preston to the "Clemmer Farm" two miles north of the town of Waterloo. On October 28th, 1845, he was married to Lydia Shantz who was born March 1st, 1825. In 1846 they moved on the farm now possessed by Lorentz Spitiz, a few miles north of Bloomingdale. Here they resided until 1862 when they purchased Jacob B. Betzner's farm, one mile north of Breslau. Here he still resides with his son, Abraham B. She died April 15th, 1887. They had a family of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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The 26th of April, in Waterloo Township, two sons of Abraham B. CLEMMER, aged 16 years and 7 months, and 14 years and 7 days respectively. They were engaged in hauling stone, and, driving through marshy ground where the wheels of the wagon turned up wild parsnips. The younger took up some of the roots, and ate them, and also induced his brother to eat some; and in an hour and a half they were both dead, having been poisoned thereby. They were buried on the 28th. A large concourse of people were present, so that there was not room for them in the house. The funeral sermons were, therefore, delivered by Joseph Hegy and John Bear in the grave yard. ELIAS SNYDER.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH
- Volume IV, Number 6 - June 1867, Page 95

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1901 Abraham lived with his daughter Hannah Woolner in Waterloo Township. 
Abraham B. Clemmer
 
6606 Abraham B. Clemmer, "was born July 10th, 1859. He resides on his father's farm and is also agent for The Bell Telephone Company. He was married to Magdalena Kraft and after her decease he was married to Ellen Stauffer. With first wife there are two children, namely: Irene and Austin; and with second wife there are two children, namely: Oriel and Byron."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Clemmer - On Dec. 25, 1900, in Brandon Hospital Northwest, Canada, Abram S. Clemmer of typhoid fever, aged 41 years, 6 months and 15 days. He had been engaged in commercial interests and took sick at Brandon. The body was sent to his home in Breslau, Ont., where the funeral was held at the Cressman M. H. He leaves a loving wife and four children. Funeral services conducted by Bro. E. S. Hallman, text, Matt. 24:44, and Bro. Noah Stauffer, text, Heb. 2:6.2a

2aObituary - Herald of Truth, January 15, 1901 
Abraham B. Clemmer
 
6607 Abraham C. Clemmer, "was born in Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, September 17th, 1815. When a young man he served his apprenticeship at shoemaking and followed the trade of his choice for some time, but owing to his father not being able to manage the farm, he quit the shoemaking business and went to farming. In the summer of 1845 he was married to Caroline, daughter of Morgan L. and Harriet (Babcock) Hermance. She was born July 2nd, 1828. After his marriage he rented the farm until the decease of his father when he purchased it. Here he resided until his death which took place January 9th, 1893. His widow is still having her home on the old farm. To them was born a family of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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CLEMMER - On the 9th of January, 1893, near Berlin, Waterloo Co., Ont., Bro. Abram C. Clemmer, aged 77 years, 3 months and 17 days. He was buried on the 12th in Eby's graveyard. Funeral services by Bish. D. Wismer at the home, at the meeting house by Bish. E. Weber in the German language from John 5:24, 25 and Noah Stauffer in English from Rom. 6:26. Bro. Clemmer was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Sept. 17, 1815; in 1825 he came to Canada with his parents. He united with the Mennonite church in his youth and was ever a faithful member, serving for a long time as chorister of Eby's congregation. He also took a deep interest in Sunday school work, and as long as health permitted took an active part in the work. About six years ago he was affected by an epileptic stroke from the effects of which he continued to fail in health until about a year ago, when a second stroke brought on fostering of the brain, since which he has failed more or less rapidly until the Lord called him up higher. His constant trust in all his affliction, was in God and he waited patiently for the call that should free him from all that is mortal. He leaves a sorrowing wife, 5 sons and 3 daughters and many relatives and friends to mourn the loss of a devoted husband, a beloved father and an esteemed brother and friend.2a

2a
Herald of Truth , Vol. XXX, No. 5, March 1, 1893 - Page 86, 87 
Abraham C. Clemmer
 
6608 Abraham H. Clemmer, "was born September 3rd, 1857. He followed teaching for quite a number of years. In 1887 he received the appointment of clerk for the municipality of West Toronto Junction which position he still holds. He is married to Louise Gabel. They have had a family of three children, namely: Lorna Caroline, died January 2nd, 1887, Gladys, died an infant and Cecil Clarence."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham H. Clemmer
 
6609 CLEMMER, Allan, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Clemmer, was born in Wallace Twp., Ont., Feb. 22, 1894; died at his home in Waterloo, Ont., Nov. 8, 1957, after a lengthy illness; aged 63 y. 8 m. 11 d. He is survived by his wife (the former Pearl Schlueter), whom he married in 1934. Also surviving are 3 sons (Robert, Wilfred, and Frederick), one daughter (Helen), and one sister (Mrs. Irvin Cressman). A number of years ago he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Erb St. Mennonite Church, to which he remained faithful until the Lord called him home. Funeral services were held at the Erb St. Church on Nov. 11, in charge of J. B. Martin and Clare Shantz. Burial in the Cressman Cemetery at Breslau, Ont.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume L, Number 51 - December 17, 1957-page 1102, 1103 
Allan Clemmer
 
6610 MARTIN, Alma Clemmer Passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, April 15, 2013, in her 86th year. Alma was a member of Lincoln Road Bible Chapel, Waterloo and volunteered at Trinity Village for many years. Beloved mother of Bonnie (Steve) Ernest of Waterloo, Keith (Nancy) of Burlington, Roger (Cindy) of Burford and Bruce (Holly) of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Dean, Bradley, Gregory and Jennifer. Dear sister of Lorna (Amos) Martin of Elmira and sister-in-law of Murray Toman of Waterloo. Survived also by many relatives and friends, and special friend to Marilyn and Ludwig Knopf. Predeceased by her husband Osiah (1995); daughter Marilyn (1994); her parents Onias and Elvina Clemmer and a sister Wilma Toman. Mrs. Martin's family will receive friends and relatives at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton at Church Street, Kitchener, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Doug Martin and Len Habermehl officiating. Interment Hawkesville Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Lincoln Road Bible Chapel would be greatly appreciated by the family by calling 519-742-4481 or condolences at www. schreitersandrockfuneralhome.com "Alma was loved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed"1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 16 Apr 2013 
Alma M. Clemmer
 
6611 MARTIN, Almeda : Peacefully, on Thursday, March 13, 2003, at her residence, Twin Oaks Nursing Home, Maryhill. Mrs. Martin was in her 96th year and was the daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Clemmer. Mrs. Martin had also been a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo. Beloved wife of the late Amzie Martin who predeceased her in 1976. Dear mother of Doris and her husband Bob Schmidt of Waterloo. Loving grandmother of Douglas and his wife Tineke of Midland and Debra and her husband John McIntyre of Waterloo and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased also by brothers, Leander, Irvin and Menno Clemmer and a sister, Minerva Martin. Mrs. Martin's family received friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S. Waterloo on Sunday. Funeral and committal service was held in the funeral home chapel on Monday March 17, 2003 with Rev. Allan Rudy-Froese officiating. Interment Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo.In Mrs. Martin's memory, donations to Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family by calling the funeral home.

The Record 14 Mar 2003 
Almeda Clemmer
 
6612 Amos Clemmer, "was born September 15th, 1850 and was accidentally poisoned, with his next younger brother, by eating wild parsnips. Both died April 26th, 1867."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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On the 26th of April, in Waterloo Township, two sons of Abraham B. CLEMMER, aged 16 years and 7 months, and 14 years and 7 days respectively. They were engaged in hauling stone, and, driving through marshy ground where the wheels of the wagon turned up wild parsnips. The younger took up some of the roots, and ate them, and also induced his brother to eat some; and in an hour and a half they were both dead, having been poisoned thereby. They were buried on the 28th. A large concourse of people were present, so that there was not room for them in the house. The funeral sermons were, therefore, delivered by Joseph Hegy and John Bear in the grave yard.
ELIAS SNYDER.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH - Volume IV, Number 6 - June 1867, Page 95

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An affecting Incident

On the 26th of April last, the following sad incident occurred. Two sons of Abraham Clemmer, one aged 16 years, 7 months, and 11 days, the other 14 years, 7 months, and 21 days, were at work in the field. The younger had just gone home to get a piece to eat, when his sister requested him to assist her a little at cleaning up the yard, a service which he was usually willing to do, but on this occasion declined, saying, that he must hasten to the field again. On reaching the field he found a fresh, tender plant, which the physician called wild parsley (others call it wild parsnip), and relishing its (as he imagined) agreeable taste, he ate the greater part of it, and told his brother about the deliciousness of the plant he had eaten. The elder brother desirous of partaking of the same ate the balance of it, and within an hour and a half both brothers were corpses. " The poison soon deprived them of their senses, and had so violent an effect on them, that they were immediately seized with convulsions, the blood meanwhile being forced from their noses, mouths, and ears. Their sister and another young woman who was present at the time, and after the corpses were laid out, went into a private room, and each taking up a hymn book, sought to derive comfort from the first words that might be presented to their minds after witnessing so distressing a scene, and strange to say the same hymn was presented, at the same time, to each, as they opened their books, commencing,

"Wenn ich es recht betracht'
Und sehe Tag und Nacht,
Ja Stund und Zeite,
Hingehen so geschwind,
Geschwinder als der Wind,
Zur Ewigkeite", &c
.

At the same time while these boys were in their sufferings, a funeral was taking place at Eby's Meeting-house, where a good many people and ministers were present attending the funeral, when several of the ministers, and probably others, saw as it were a flash of lightning over the place where the young people were sitting, though the sky was entirely clear. These remarkable events have no doubt, if considered with their whole bearing, important claims on the attention of the young; who, no doubt, are poisoned by the poisonous plants of sin, such as the lusts of the eyes, the lusts of the flesh, the pride of life, which were not planted by the Father, but my world whose god is Satan, 1 John 2:16, Math. 15:13. Hence the world is a great sinner and under condemnation (1 Cor 11:32); and all that have given their affections to the world, have become poisoned and are in danger of perishing, being under condemnation. On the other hand, he that does the will of God, shall escape unhurt for ever. As the physicians assert in the case of the above-mentioned youths, the effect of the poison was, to force the blood to the head so as to deprive them of their senses, and thus hurry them to a premature death; so also in the case of the young persons who indulge in forbidden lusts, the effect of their deeds is to deprive them of their spiritual senses and hurry them to an eternal death.

Of the creation it is said, "And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And evening and the morning were the sixth day." And again (Gen 1:29), "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat; and it was so." Then there was evidently yet no deadly plant. This was the result of the curse in the things of nature in consequence of the transgression of man. Paul says (Rom 8:20), "The creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope." In consequence of the fall of man the earth was cursed (Gen 3:13); not only the field, but death came upon all nature. Hence a great change took place in the entire creation. The heavenly harmony which prevailed in every department of creation was marred. The powers of life which had been diffused through the works of God, continued not. Peace then gave way to strife and contention. Decay and death took the place of the life that through the power of God faded not away. This came to pass without any fault in creation, and is opposed to its own existence. It shrinks back from death. Vegetation forces its way to the light; animals seek their food and with surprising instinct avoid that which is injurious. How affecting oftentimes the distressful cries and groans of ill-treated creatures of the animal world fall on our ears! All things desire life, are glad of their existence, and aspire after a better and higher state of life.

No animal would have touched, much less eaten, the poisonous plant above mentioned. Alas! What a noble treasure has man lost by the fall! Though as the creation man was to have dominion over the creatures, yet in this case, as in many others, we see man occupying a lower rank than the brute creation. O man! whosoever you are, whether old or young, struggle and groan with the rest of creation for redemption. Paul says "the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now." With the pains of travail is joined the hope of giving life to a new being. So all creation is not groaning and travailing in pain.

The funeral services of the above-said youth took place on Sunday the 28th, at Schneider's Burying-ground, where a short sermon was preached from Gen. 3. concerning indulgence in forbidden enjoyments, and from Luke 21:36. The funeral was preached in the church-yard, as there was not room in the church for the great numbers that were present. Waterloo, C. W3a

3aHERALD OF TRUTH - Volume IV, Number 8 - August 1867 pages 115, 116 
Amos S. Clemmer
 
6613 Nancy Clemmer, "was born July 30th, 1817. On October 20th, 1839, she was married to Isaac U. Tyson who was born May 26th, 1813. They resided near Carlisle, Kent County, Michigan, where she died September 15th, 1887. Their family consists of one son named William Henry who was born at Bridgeport, Ontario, March 24th, 1856, and died in Kent County, Michigan, October 1st, 1872. After the decease of his wife Mr. Tyson disposed of his real estate and moved to Waterloo County, Ontario, where he made his home with his brother-in-law, Mr. A.C. Clemmer."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna Clemmer
 
6614 Catharine Clemmer, "was born January 25th, 1812. She was married to John Brower who died March 22nd, 1859. She died at Harbor Springs, Michigan, in 1885. Their family consisted of eleven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Clemmer
 
6615 Peacefully, on Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Listowel Memorial Hospital, Cleason M. Clemmer, age 79 years, of Newton.Beloved husband of Susannah (Martin) Clemmer. Dear father of Ronald and Sherrin Clemmer of Newton, Richard and Ruth Clemmer and Raymond and Heather Clemmer, all of Elmira. Dear grandfather of Jeffrey Clemmer, Ryan and Alison Clemmer and step-grandfather of Mark and Grant Beeler. Brother of Vernon and Mary Clemmer of Elmira, Viola Bauman of Hawkesville, Ermina and Earl Frey of Mitchell, Manitoba, Lloyd and Minerva Clemmer of Linwood, Vera and Wilfred Martin of RR 2, Alma, Lorene and Glen Schreiber of Hawkesville and brother-in-law of Elsie Clemmer of Milverton.Predeceased by his parents, Leander and Lovina (Martin) Clemmer and one brother, Abner Clemmer.The family received friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a family service will be held in the chapel today (Tuesday) at 1 p.m., then to the North Woolwich Mennonite Meeting House for further public service and burial in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1a\bThe Record 20 Jul 2002 
Cleason M. Clemmer
 
6616 Cornelia Clemmer, "was born January 27th, 1862. She is married to Solomon Brubacher, a book-keeper with The J.Y. Shantz & Son Button Co. of Berlin. They reside on Frederick Street, Berlin. Their family consists of one child, a daughter named Olive."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Cornelia Clemmer
 
6617 Cyrus Clemmer, "was born December 26th, 1862. He is not married and has his home with his parents."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Cyrus Clemmer
 
6618 Eli Clemmer, "was born August 10th, 1854. He was married to Elizabeth M. Jayes who was born in Belleville, Ontario, March 22nd, 1856, and died at West Toronto Junction, December 9th, 1894. To them was born a family of three children,"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Eli Clemmer
 
6619 Eliza Clemmer, "born March 10th, 1869, is unmarried."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Clemmer
 
6620 Elizabeth Clemmer, "was born September 8th, 1808. She was married to Dilman Ziegler who died in Hamilton in 1848. They had one child, a daughter, which died the same day it was born. Mrs. Ziegler is still living and has her home with Mrs. A.C. Clemmer, near Berlin."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Clemmer
 
6621 Ephraim Clemmer, "was born March 27th, 1857. He is not married and when last heard of him he was in Colorado, U. S."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Ephraim Clemmer
 
6622 Clemmer.- Ervin, son of Jacob and Mary (Good) Clemmer, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., Jan. 13, 1899; died at Waterloo, Ont., Feb. 3, 1979; aged 80 y. He was married to Mary Ann Martin, who died in 1975. Surviving are one son (Elmer), 4 daughters (Gladys-Mrs. Nick Melynchuk, Marjory-Mrs. Milton Kuhn, Mrs. Beatrice MacDonald, and Mrs. Wilma Gingrich), one brother (Leander), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Minerva Martin and Mrs. Almeda Martin). He was preceded in death by one son (Omar) and one brother. He was a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 6, in charge of Wilmer Martin; interment in Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 72, Number 10 - March 6, 1979, page 206. 
Ervin Clemmer
 
6623 Gladys Melnychuk Passed away, peacefully, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at the age of 72 years.Gladys was predeceased by her beloved husband, Nicholas in 1997. Loving mother of Judy and her husband Rod Bowman of Rothsay and Perry of Waterloo; proud and loving grandmother of Nicole, Tonya and Tyler. Gladys is survived by her sisters, Marjorie Kuhn, Wilma Gingrich and Beatrice Baumbach.Predeceased by her son, Troy and her brother, Elmer Clemmer.Mrs. Melnychuk's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, March 15, 2002 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Renee Sauder officiating. Interment to follow in Parkview Cemetery.In Gladys' memory, donations may be made to the Lung Association of Waterloo Region and can be arranged through the funeral home - 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com3 Kitchener, ON CAN

Waterloo Record Mar. 13, 2002 
Gladys Clemmer
 
6624 Hannah Clemmer, "was born February 24th, 1857. On February 24th, 1878, she was married to John Woolner. They reside on a farm near Chicopee. They have six children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Woolner. - Hannah (Clemmer) Woolner was born near Breslau, Ont., Feb. 24, 1857; died after a brief illness at the home of her son-in-law, Bro. and Sister Geo. A. Weber near German Mills on Aug. 31, 1931; aged 74 y. 6 m. 7 d. Sister Woolner was the last of the seven children of the Abram Clemmer family. She was married to John Woolner who predeceased her over 6 years ago. Seven children were born to this union, one of whom (Luanna) died in infancy. Those surviving are, Malinda (Mrs. Geo. A. Weber) of German Mills; Elmina (Mrs. Levi Cressman) of Breslau; Addison and Nelson of Natchez; Irene (Mrs. Herbert Burkhart) of Breslau, and Vernon of Manheim. There are also 29 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Sister Woolner was converted and united with the Mennonite Church about 46 years ago and remained faithful to the end. The services were conducted at the First Mennonite Church, by C. F. Derstine and E. S. Hallman, a former pastor. Texts, Hebrews 12:23; John 12:32a

2aGospel Herald Newspaper - September 17, 1931 - Vol. XXIV, No.25 - page 559, 560 
Hannah Clemmer
 
6625 Harriet Clemmer, "was born July 29th, 1851. She is married to William L. Schmidt, a merchant. They reside in the town of Berlin. Their family consists of five children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Harriet Clemmer
 
6626 Henry Clemmer, "was born February 18th, 1853. He is not married and resides in Canada, Kansas."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Henry Clemmer
 
6627 Henry Clemmer, "was born October 6th, 1847. He was engaged as a miller for a number of years, then he travelled for some wholesale houses, and now he is engaged in the mercantile business in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. He is married to Annie Hill and has a family of one son named Harry."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Henry Clemmer
 
6628 Henry H. Clemmer, "son of Henry Clemmer, was born in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, July 18th, 1780. On November 17th, 1805, he was married to Magdalena, daugher of Abraham and Mary (Steiner) Clemens. She was born in Lower Salford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, January 17th, 1784. After their marriage they moved to Bedminster, Bucks County, where he was rated as one of the "well-to-do" farmers, but owing to a defective title he lost nearly the whole of his money invested in the farm. After quitting the farm he moved to Philadelphia. In 1825, when his two brothers-in-law, Jacob and Abraham Clemens, moved to Canada, he accompanied them and settled near Berlin, (on the place now known as Dunke's old place, in Berlin) Waterloo County, Ontario, where he resided for a short time, then he moved to Preston, on the farm known as Henry Hagey's. Here he resided for four years, working at his trade, shoemaking. In December, 1830, they moved on the farm known as "Clemmer's Farm" two miles east of Berlin where they resided until their deaths. He died April 30th, 1851, and she died September 2nd, 1859. To them was born a family of seven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Henry H. Clemmer
 
6629 Henry M. Clemmer, "son of Abraham, was born in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in April, 1783, and died August 13th, 1866. In 1806 he was married to Sarah Bergey who was born in March, 1786, and died April 7th, 1867. They, in company with others, moved to Canada and arrived at old Christian Shantz's, one mile south-east of Berlin, in May, 1822. During the summer he purchased from H. Lamb, a farm situated near Preston. On this place he resided until 1837 when he made a deal with Christian Erb, exchanging this place for one of over two hundred acres, situated two miles north of the town of Waterloo. Here they resided until their deaths. They had a family of eight children, all of which were born in Franconia Township except John, the youngest, who was born in Canada."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Henry M. Clemmer
 
6630 Isaac Clemmer, "was born October 6th, 1849. He is married to Alda Bauslaugh and resides in Battle Creek, Michigan, where he is engaged in one of the shops, manufacturing office and school furniture. They have one son named Marshal."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Clemmer
 
6631 Issac Clemmer, "was born May 13th, 1865. He is married to Sophia Holtzworth. They reside on a farm in Wallace Township, Perth County, Ontario. They have one child named Allan."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Clemmer
 
6632 Jacob Clemmer, "was born February 22nd, 1821. On February 1st, 1848, he was married to Anna Lichty who was born January 6th, 1827, and died August 2nd, 1861. He resided on the old "Clemmer Homestead" two miles north of the town of Waterloo. Their family consisted of six children...

After the decease of his first wife he was married to Barbara, daughter of Christian and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Shirk of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She was born November 30th, 1827, and came to Canada with her brother, Peter Shirk of Bridgeport, Ontario, miller, in May 1862. On June 30th, 1863, they were married. The second union was blessed with a family of five children, viz:

The mother, together with the last three named children, reside on the old farm where their father died, April 10th, 1892."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob B. Clemmer
 
6633 Jacob Clemmer, "born February 23rd, 1875, is unmarried."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob S. Clemmer
 
6634 Cressman.- Jemima Clemmer, 95. Born: May 5, 1897, Wallace Twp., Ont., to Isaac and Sophia Holtzwarth Clemmer. Died: Jan. 5, 1993, Cambridge, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors-children: Jane Schneider, Graham. Predeceased by: Ervin Cressman (husband). Congregational membership: Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church. Funeral: Jan. 8, Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, by David T. Martin. Burial: Breslau Mennonite Church Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 13 - March 30, 1993, pages 18, 19. 
Jemima Clemmer
 
6635 John Clemmer, "was the youngest child in his father's family and was born in Canada, near Preston, December 16th, 1822. On October 29th, 1844, he was married to Susannah, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Erb) Gingerich. She was born April 5th, 1825. After their marriage they moved to New Hamburg where he worked at his trade, waggon building. Here they resided about two years, then they moved to Chicopee where they resided about five years. Some time in May, 1856, they moved to their home, situated two miles north of the town of Waterloo, where they still reside. Their family consists of eight children" 1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Clemmer
 
6636 Clemmer and Son Welding and Radiator shop at 12 Weaver (later Willis Way) Street Jonas Martin Clemmer
 
6637 Joshua Clemmer, "was born September 9th, 1813, and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1823."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joshua Clemmer
 
6638 Leah Clemmer, "was born February 7th, 1857. She is married to John Randall. They reside in Woolwich Township, near Peter Shantz's. Their address is Waterloo P. O., Ontario. They have a family of six children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Randall - Leah Clemmer was born Feb. 7, 1859. United in holy matrimony with John Randall Oct. 7, 1879. This union was blessed with 9 children. On June 29, 1933, she peacefully passed away; aged 74 y. 4 m. 22 d. Her husband and 3 children (John, Alson and Barbara - Mrs. Alson Cressman) predeceased her. Those remaining are: Lizzie, Jacob, Amos, Onias, Nathan, Mary Anne (Mrs. Abner Good), 14 grandchildren, and many friends and relatives. In youth she united with the Mennonite Church and remained true to the end. Funeral services July 1 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, Waterloo Co., Ont., conducted by Bros. Jonas Snider and Moses M. Brubacher.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXVI, No. 17 - July 27, 1933, Page 367, 368 
Leah Clemmer
 
6639 Leah Clemmer, "was born October 14th, 1814. She was married to John Bergey. After their marriage they resided in Preston, from there they moved to Ohio, U. S., in 1850. Their descendants are all in Ohio and Indiana."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Leah Clemmer
 
6640 Levi Clemmer, "twin brother to Eli, was born August 10th, 1854. He is married to Mary Ann Hawk. They reside at No. 111 Lenawee Street, Lansing, Michigan, where he is engaged in sign and frescoe painting. Their family consists of one child, a daughter named Lorna."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Levi Clemmer
 
6641 Lucinda Clemmer, "was born June 6th, 1867. She is single yet and resides with her parents."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Waechter. -- Lucinda, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Clemmer, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., in 1867; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., June 13, 1948, after an illness of nine months. In her youth she attended the Martin Mennonite Church, north of Waterloo. In 1898, she was married to the late Louis Waechter, of Kitchener. Surviving are 3 sons and one daughter (Fernando, Austin, Eldon, and Alvesta, all of Kitchener), 3 grandchildren, and one brother (Cyrus, of Kitchener). Two brothers (Aaron and Ephraim, both of Waterloo) and 3 sisters (Mrs. Susanna Shantz, of Waterloo; Mrs. John Zinkann, Elmira, Ont.; and Mrs. Allison, Elkton, Mich.) predeceased her. Funeral services were held at the Keffer Funeral Home, Kitchener, on June 16, with burial in the Woodland Cemetery. Merle Shantz officiated.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XLI, Number 31 - August 3, 1948 - page 727 
Lucinda Clemmer
 
6642 Lucy Clemmer, "was born December 13th, 1848. She was married to Menno Heckedon and had a family of one son named Isaac who died when quite young. She died May 12th, 1889."1a

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Lucy Clemmer
 
6643 Maria Clemmer, "was born December 20th, 1807. Died very young."1a

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Maria Clemmer
 
6644 Maria Clemmer, "was born in Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, January 21st, 1807. She was married, in 1827, to John Gabel who was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, October 13th, 1803. After their marriage they resided at German Mills, Ontario, until 1844, when they moved to Wilmot Centre on the farm now owned by Mr. John Nahrgang. Here they resided until 1862 when he purchased the mill property and farm at Nithburg, Perth County, Ontario. Here she died August 5th, 1866, and he died February 5th, 1872. Mr. Gabel was a miller and millwright by trade. Their family consisted of five children"1a

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Maria Clemmer
 
6645 Mary Clemmer, "was born November 24th, 1850. She is married to Isaac Good and resides in Canada, Kansas. She has a family of five children."1a

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Mary Clemmer
 
6646 Mary Ann Clemmer, "was born December 11th, 1846. She resides in Bad Axe, Michigan. Her husband's name is Amos Allison. They have had a family of eight children".1a

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Mary Ann Clemmer
 
6647 Mary Ann Clemmer, "was born March 9th, 1846. She is married to Ezra E. Eby. They reside near Bridgeport, Ontario. To them were born five children"1a

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Mary Ann Clemmer
 
6648 On the 26th of April, in Waterloo Township, two sons of Abraham B. CLEMMER, aged 16 years and 7 months, and 14 years and 7 days respectively. They were engaged in hauling stone, and, driving through marshy ground where the wheels of the wagon turned up wild parsnips. The younger took up some of the roots, and ate them, and also induced his brother to eat some; and in an hour and a half they were both dead, having been poisoned thereby. They were buried on the 28th. A large concourse of people were present, so that there was not room for them in the house. The funeral sermons were, therefore, delivered by Joseph Hegy and John Bear in the grave yard.
ELIAS SNYDER.1a

1aHERALD OF TRUTH - Volume IV, Number 6 - June 1867, Page 95

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An affecting Incident


On the 26th of April last, the following sad incident occurred. Two sons of Abraham Clemmer, one aged 16 years, 7 months, and 11 days, the other 14 years, 7 months, and 21 days, were at work in the field. The younger had just gone home to get a piece to eat, when his sister requested him to assist her a little at cleaning up the yard, a service which he was usually willing to do, but on this occasion declined, saying, that he must hasten to the field again. On reaching the field he found a fresh, tender plant, which the physician called wild parsley (others call it wild parsnip), and relishing its (as he imagined) agreeable taste, he ate the greater part of it, and told his brother about the deliciousness of the plant he had eaten. The elder brother desirous of partaking of the same ate the balance of it, and within an hour and a half both brothers were corpses. " The poison soon deprived them of their senses, and had so violent an effect on them, that they were immediately seized with convulsions, the blood meanwhile being forced from their noses, mouths, and ears. Their sister and another young woman who was present at the time, and after the corpses were laid out, went into a private room, and each taking up a hymn book, sought to derive comfort from the first words that might be presented to their minds after witnessing so distressing a scene, and strange to say the same hymn was presented, at the same time, to each, as they opened their books, commencing,

"Wenn ich es recht betracht'
Und sehe Tag und Nacht,
Ja Stund und Zeite,
Hingehen so geschwind,
Geschwinder als der Wind,
Zur Ewigkeite",
&c.

At the same time while these boys were in their sufferings, a funeral was taking place at Eby's Meeting-house, where a good many people and ministers were present attending the funeral, when several of the ministers, and probably others, saw as it were a flash of lightning over the place where the young people were sitting, though the sky was entirely clear. These remarkable events have no doubt, if considered with their whole bearing, important claims on the attention of the young; who, no doubt, are poisoned by the poisonous plants of sin, such as the lusts of the eyes, the lusts of the flesh, the pride of life, which were not planted by the Father, but my world whose god is Satan, 1 John 2:16, Math. 15:13. Hence the world is a great sinner and under condemnation (1 Cor 11:32); and all that have given their affections to the world, have become poisoned and are in danger of perishing, being under condemnation. On the other hand, he that does the will of God, shall escape unhurt for ever. As the physicians assert in the case of the above-mentioned youths, the effect of the poison was, to force the blood to the head so as to deprive them of their senses, and thus hurry them to a premature death; so also in the case of the young persons who indulge in forbidden lusts, the effect of their deeds is to deprive them of their spiritual senses and hurry them to an eternal death.

Of the creation it is said, "And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And evening and the morning were the sixth day." And again (Gen 1:29), "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat; and it was so." Then there was evidently yet no deadly plant. This was the result of the curse in the things of nature in consequence of the transgression of man. Paul says (Rom 8:20), "The creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope." In consequence of the fall of man the earth was cursed (Gen 3:13); not only the field, but death came upon all nature. Hence a great change took place in the entire creation. The heavenly harmony which prevailed in every department of creation was marred. The powers of life which had been diffused through the works of God, continued not. Peace then gave way to strife and contention. Decay and death took the place of the life that through the power of God faded not away. This came to pass without any fault in creation, and is opposed to its own existence. It shrinks back from death. Vegetation forces its way to the light; animals seek their food and with surprising instinct avoid that which is injurious. How affecting oftentimes the distressful cries and groans of ill-treated creatures of the animal world fall on our ears! All things desire life, are glad of their existence, and aspire after a better and higher state of life.

No animal would have touched, much less eaten, the poisonous plant above mentioned. Alas! What a noble treasure has man lost by the fall! Though as the creation man was to have dominion over the creatures, yet in this case, as in many others, we see man occupying a lower rank than the brute creation. O man! whosoever you are, whether old or young, struggle and groan with the rest of creation for redemption. Paul says "the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now." With the pains of travail is joined the hope of giving life to a new being. So all creation is not groaning and travailing in pain.

The funeral services of the above-said youth took place on Sunday the 28th, at Schneider's Burying-ground, where a short sermon was preached from Gen. 3. concerning indulgence in forbidden enjoyments, and from Luke 21:36. The funeral was preached in the church-yard, as there was not room in the church for the great numbers that were present. Waterloo, C. W.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH - Volume IV, Number 8 - August 1867 pages 115, 116 
Menno S. Clemmer
 
6649 Nancy Clemmer, "sister to Henry H. Clemmer, was born in 1778. She was married to Abraham Janzen. They resided in Blenheim, Oxford County, Ontario, where he died of cholera in 1834. She died of paralysis at Mr. Kolb's at Breslau in 1847. To them were born nine children"1a

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Nancy Clemmer
 
6650 Nathan Clemmer, "born April 11th, 1871, is unmarried."1a

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Nathan Clemmer
 
6651 Rachel Clemmer, "was born December 15th, 1816. On November 14th, 1837, she was married to Jacob Sitler. They resided on the farm now possessed by Moses Bearinger, her son-in-law, with whom she has her home. She is still hardy and quite active. She had a family of six children."1a

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Rachel Clemmer
 
6652 Rachel Clemmer, "was born November 26th, 1866. She is married to Jacob Martin. Their family consists of one son named Nathan. They reside in Woolwich Township, on the old "Daniel Good Farm" near the Martin Meeting House."1a

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Rachel Clemmer
 
6653 Rebecca Clemmer, "was born January 22nd, 1855, and died April 30th, 1889. She was married to Moses Weber, February 13th, 1877. They resided on a farm four miles east of Berlin, near Chicopee. Their family consisted of seven children".1a

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Rebecca Clemmer
 
6654 Salome Clemmer, "was born January 11th, 1853. She is married to John Zinkan, merchant and postmaster of Bridgeport, Ontario. They have a family of three children".1a

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Salome "Sarah" Clemmer
 
6655 Sarah Clemmer, "was born December 21st, 1812, and died January 4th, 1877. She was first married to Jacob, son of Dilman Ziegler, with whom she had one son named Aaron. After the decease of her first husband she was married to John Sitler with whom she had a family of twelve children."1a

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Sarah Clemmer
 
6656 Sarah Clemmer, "was born October 18th, 1848. She is married to Josiah Martin. They reside near May City, Iowa, where he is engaged in farming. He is an ordained minister among the Stoufferites, a branch of the Mennonite Church."1a

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Martin. - Sarah Clemmer was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Oct. 18, 1848; died near Stanton, Mich., at her home on Mar. 13, 1921; aged 72 y. 4 m. 23 d. In 1868 she was married to Josiah Martin who preceded her three years ago. A good many years ago they moved from Waterloo, Ont., to Iowa, then later to Stanton, Mich. She leaves 9 children, 19 grandchildren, and one sister who resides in Canada. All were present at the funeral. Services in German by Pre. Jesse Bauman of Pennsylvania and in English by Pre. Samuel Bollinger of Vestaburg, Mich. Interment at McBride's Cemetery. Sweet be her peaceful rest. Susanna Switzer2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 1 - April 7, 1921 - page 15, 16 
Sarah Clemmer
 
6657 Susanna Clemmer, "was born December 29th, 1810. She was married to Joseph Hallman of Blenheim Township, Oxford County. For her descendants see Joseph Hallman's family."1a

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Susanna Clemmer
 
6658 Susannah Clemmer, "was born September 19th, 1860. She is married to Cyrus Shantz and resides about three miles north-west of the town of Waterloo. They have a family of three children".1a

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Susannah Clemmer
 
6659 Valentine Clemmer, "(Velte), was the first by that name to come to America. Tradition has it that he came to Philadelphia in 1717 and thence to Montgomery County where we find him, in 1728, engaged in the ministry of the Mennonite Church. It is said that he was a bishop of the Mennonites ere his coming to America. It is not known to whom he was married nor what number of children he raised. We have the names of two sons, Abraham and Henry. There were other sons but their names have not been handed to the writer. Tradition has it that Abraham was married to a Maria Mosser and Henry to Anna Honsberger."1a

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Rev. Valentine Clemmer
 
6660 CLEMMER, Vernon Surrounded by family at his residence on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Gingrich) of 71 years. Much loved father of David Clemmer, Sharon (Doug) Ghent, Rodney (Lena) Uttley, David Stuebing and Mary Ellen Preston. Brother of Ermina Frey, Lloyd Clemmer, Vera (Wilfred) Martin and Lorene (Glen Schreiber). Father in-law of Marie Uttley and Jane Eaton. Special grandfather of Lee-Anne (Robert) Ruggle, Shon (Trudy) Clemmer, Amber (Simon Sahi) Ghent, Emily (Bernie McShane) Ghent, Adam (Kristin) Ghent, Eric (Krystal) Ghent, Tamara (Mark) Allan, Cindy (Don) Brubacher, Holly (Adam) Good, Barbara (Roger) Buehler, Steven (Heather) Uttley, Richard (Christa) Uttley, Heather (Willard) Kraehling, Colleen (Andy) Magarin, Charlene Uttley, Barry (Dee Dearing) Uttley, and Derek (Nicole Chalmers) Uttley. Vernon will also be sadly missed by his 23 great grandchildren and by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Leander (Lovina) Clemmer, brothers Cleason Clemmer and Abner Clemmer and by his sister Viola (Norman) Bauman. Also predeceased by sister-in-law Minerva Clemmer and brother in-law Earl Frey and sons Wayne Uttley, Robert Uttley, Fred Heer and Jack Straub. Vernon was a long time member of Woodside Bible Fellowship exemplifying gracious living, good stewardship and faithfulness to his Lord. Family and friends will be received at Robert Ruggle Funeral Home, 617 King St. N., Waterloo on Friday, May 15, 2015 from 1-4pm and on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 11-1 p.m. at Woodside Bible Fellowship, 200 Barnswallow Drive, Elmira. The funeral service will immediately follow in the Woodside Bible Fellowship Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Union Cemetery, Elmira. As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to World Vision Canada or to Galcom International would be appreciated by the family and may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at 519 888-7700. Tributes may be made online at www.robertrugglefuneralhome.com1a

1aThe Record May 15 2015 
Vernon Clemmer
 
6661 BAUMAN, Viola (Mrs. Norman M.) - Peacefully, on Saturday, November 16, 2002, at her home in Hawkesville. Viola (Clemmer) Bauman, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of the late Norman M. Bauman (1990). Loving mother of Leonard and Elsie Bauman of RR 1, St. Jacobs, Robert and Loreen Bauman of Elmira, Margaret and Elam Brubacher of Hawkesville, Cecil and Ruth Anne Bauman, Darrell and Karen Bauman, all of Hawkesville. Loving grandmother of 21 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Vernon (Mary) Clemmer, Ermina (Earl) Frey, Lloyd (Minerva) Clemmer, Vera (Wilfred) Martin, Loreen (Glen) Schreiber. Predeceased by her parents, Leander and Lovina Clemmer and two brothers, Cleason and Abner Clemmer. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, today (Monday), 2-9 p.m., where private family service will be held in the chapel, on Tuesday morning at 9 a.m., then to Martins Mennonite Meeting House for further public service and burial in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aThe Record 18 Nov 2002 
Viola M. Clemmer
 
6662 David Clemons, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, November 3rd, 1791. He was a distant relative of all those of his name. He came to this county when a young man and soon took an active part in the improvement of the same. During the years 1833-35 he resided in Berlin. From here he moved on the farm now possessed by John K. Devitt, then he moved to the vicinity of Preston where he died April 8th, 1852. In 1836 he was clerk for Waterloo Township and also collector of taxes for the same township. He may have held this position for several years. His family consisted of four children,"1a

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A-1-5 David Clemons: The Last Will and Testament of David Clemons of the Township of Waterloo.

…I, David Clemons of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, being of good health and sound and perfect mind and memory….(First) I give and devise unto my beloved wife Charlana, during the time she remains my widow, the use of my property both real and personal, and if she sees fit to marry again she is to have the use of one third during her life. Should she see fit to marry again then the property shall be sold by my Executors and after paying my five sons one hundred and ten dollars each, the remainder shall be divided equally amongst all my sons and daughters, share and share alike. It is my will that if any of the sons die before they attain the age of twenty one years, and without issue, their share should be divided amongst all my sons and daughters or their heirs, share and share alike. It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses and the portions to be paid to my sons and daughters, Louisa, Lucinda, William and Samuel, by my Executors mentioned in this my will, that the same be paid out of my personal and real estate undivided. Executors shall have full power to grant bargain and sell the same at public auction or private sale Joseph Hagey, of Waterloo and Sylvanus Cornell, of Waterloo, to be executors

Witnessed Henry Mcnally and John Mcnally
Date of Will 15 May 1846
Will proved and insinuated 22 March 1853
Inventory rendered £102/17/0
Administration granted to his son-in-law, Stauffer Clemens, of Waterloo.2a

2aWills of Waterloo County Register A 1853-1871, transcribed by Frances Hoffman
 
David Clemons
 
6663 Louisa Clemons, "was married to Stauffer Clemens"1a

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Louisa Clemons
 
6664 Lucinda Clemons, "was married to Abraham Masters"1a

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Master to the infant children of Abraham C. Master 14 February 1856

To William Miller Esquire, Judge of the Surrogate Court of the County of Waterloo, in the Province of Ontario.

The Petition of David Master and Marianne Master of the Township of Wilmot.


Humbly therewith,

That Abraham C. Master, formerly of the said Township of Wilmot, Yeoman, deceased, departed life on or about the seventh day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty three, leaving your Petitioners, David Masters and Marianne Master, infants within the age of Eighteen years (the said David Master now growing to the age of fourteen and the said Marianne Master to the age of Eight years) him surviving, and your petitioners have now no legal Guardian.

That Lucinda Master, their mother, widow of the same Abraham C. Master, also residing in the said Township of Wilmot, is in the humble opinion of your Petitioners a fit and proper person to be appointed Guardian of us her said children, and She being fully able and prepared to give sufficient surety for the due performance of her trust.

Your Petitioners therefore humbly pray that their said mother Lucinda Master may be appointed such Guardian to her children and your Petitioners will ever pray. Wilmot, the nineteenth day of January A. D. 1856.

Signed on behalf of and with the full - - free consent of the said two Petitioners by,

Jared Gibbons, one of the executors of the late Abraham C. Master, deceased.


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To this Surrogate Court of the County of Waterloo in the Province of Canada.

In Matters of Guardianship to the Orphans of Abraham C. Master, formerly of Wilmot, deceased.


Know all men by these Presents, dated the ninth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight Hundred and fifty Six, that we the undersigned Lucinda Master of the Township of Wilmot, in the said county of Waterloo, Widow of Abraham C. Master, formerly of the said place, Sawyer, now deceased, and Stouffer Clemens and Isaac Bergy of the Township of Waterloo, in the said County - are jointly and severally firmly hold and bound by those presents unto David Master, of the said Township of Wilmot, infant son of the said Abraham C. Master, deceased and of his the said Lucinda Master, now his widow, and to this his executors and administrators, into the true and just final sum of Three Thousand pounds, lawful money of Canada, the Conditions whereof are as follows, that is to say - Whereas the said David Master has made application in writing to William Miller, Esquire, Judge of the Surrogate Court of this said County of Waterloo for the appointment as Guardian over himself of his own aforesaw Mother Lucinda Master, and such appointment being granted by the Judge aforesaid. Now therefore if the said Lucinda Master shall faithfully fulfill and perform due and true administration of the Estate of the said David Masters; also keep and give true and correct account thereof; and also give and pay over to him the said David Master when he shall come upon the full age of twenty one years, or sooner whenever the said Guardianship shall determine; or whenever else she shall and may be directed by the Judge of the said Court, or by any other person or persons having authority to demand, and then give and pay over to the said David Master, or to his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns all and singular the Sum or Sums, or balance of money, property and Estate lawfully belonging to the said David Masters, or to his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns - deducting however all lawful expenses, costs and claims by her had on account of such her Guardianship, then these presents shall be null and void, but otherwise remain in full force and virtue. Witness our hands and seals at Berlin, in the said County of Waterloo, this Ninth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty six.

Signed by Lucinda Master, Stouffer Clemens, Isaac Bergy.

(A similar document was filed for Marianne Master on the same date and for the same amount.)

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In the Surrogate Court of the County of Waterloo in the Province of Ontario

In matters of Guardianship of the orphans of Abraham C. Master formerly of the Township of Wilmot, in said County, Sawyer, deceased.


You, Lucinda Masters of the Township of Wilmot, in the County of Waterloo, Widow of Abraham C. Masters, late of the same place, Sawyer, deceased being desirous and willing to accept the appointment of Guardian to your own children, David Masters and Marianne Master, which you had - your deceased husband the said Abraham C. Master. - - receiving such appoint-- you do solemnly - that you shall - will keep and make true and just full accounts and reckonings of all and singular, the goods, monies, interest, rents, -, profits, and properties belonging to the said David Master and Marianne Masters, which ever shall and may come into your house and custody or into the hands of any other person or persons for and under you, and that you will deliver and pay over to them, the said David Master and Marianne Master, or to their respective heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, all the sum or balance of monies and properties respectively belonging to them, whenever you shall be lawfully therewith required. So help you God.

Done before me at Berlin in the said County of Waterloo This Sixth day of February, 1856.

Signed Lucinda Master.
 
Lucinda Clemons
 
6665 Samuel Clemons, "left Canada (with his brother William)when young men (neither of them being married) and settled in Wisconsin, U. S. Nothing further heard of them since."1a

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Samuel Bricker Clemons
 
6666 HERD, Gwen - Passed away peacefully at her home, on January 26, 2006. Gwendolyn Margaret (Cleverley) Herd, of Kitchener, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Don Herd for 64 years. Loving mother of Donald Herd (Marylou) of Erbsville, Fred Herd, John Herd (Charlene), Adele Coleman (Chuck), Gwen Eby (Al), all of Kitchener. Dearly loved, her singing and stories will be sadly missed by her many grand and great-grandchildren. Gwen is survived by six brothers and sisters and predeceased by one brother, all from Western Canada. There will be a private family service at the Henry Walser Funeral Home. In memory of Gwen, memorial donations to The Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.obit411.com/1918 for Gwen's memorial.1a

1aThe Record 27 Jan 2006 
Gwendolyn Cleverley
 
6667 Staying with Alexander Stead. Alfred Cliff
 
6668 Weaver Street by Lary Turner

This is another in a series concerning Hespeler's street names. Weaver Street is named for a very prominent family in Hespeler's history. William Henry Weaver was born in Waterloo Township on August 19th, 1849. At age 16, William had finished school and his parents were eager to see him started in some business that would provide a future for him. His father went to see his friend, Shubel Randall, to discuss taking young William on as an apprentice at the woolen mill just started by Mr. Randall, his brother George and their cousin Herbert Farr (Randall, Farr & Company). Shubel Randall contacted the mill manager, Mr. Charles Cliff, and asked him to take the young lad under his wing and teach him the textile business. After assurances that the boy was all right in every way, Mr. Cliff agreed to take him on as his apprentice. Fearing that the young lad

would become lonely and homesick growing up in a boarding house, it was decided that William would live with the Cliff family. Thereby Mrs. Cliff could keep a better eye on him and Mr. Cliff could accelerate his learning of the textile business. William learned fast and extremely well and as the years went by, more and more of the day- to-day running of the big mill fell on his shoulders. By 1880 he had become the mill manager and retained that position for the next fifty years...1a

1aHespeler Happenings Winter 2010 
Charles Frederick Cliff
 
6669 Pauline Good (Nee Cline)

Polly Good, of Waterloo, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 4, 2008 at Forest Heights LTC, in her 87th year.
Beloved mother of Terry, of Toronto, Pat Johnston and her husband Kirk, of Burlington, Doug, of Kitchener, and his friend Karen Weaver of Collingwood, and Reg and his wife Kathy of Kitchener. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Ian, Cam, Rochelle, Rachael and Daniel. Dear sister of Kathryn Eshleman of Greencastle, Pennsylvania.
Polly is predeceased by her husband Howard, who passed way in 1996. A native of Virginia, Polly grew up in the beautiful Shenendoah Valley. She graduated from Goshen College with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, then taught Home Economics and Biology in Northern Michigan. At Goshen College she met Howard Good of St. Jacob's. They were married, and Polly, a "southern belle", moved to the cold north with Howard to Preston. She was sensitive to colour, texture and aesthetics in her surroundings. Her flair for decorating and interest in antiques led to purchasing antiques for the Stone Crock in St. Jacob's and the design of her beloved fan-back chairs which she had built by an old-order Mennonite. She also designed quilts, chair mats and hooked rugs resembling old favourites. Polly volunteered at Parkwood Home for many years. A board member of Eastwood Community Homes since its inception, she also undertook various decorating projects at Eastwood, including the planning of the furnishings of the dining room. She maintained her interest in decorating and aesthetics until the very end, directing the placement of artwork she collected over years of travel, on the walls of her new room at the Sunshine Centre, and again a week ago when she moved into Forest Heights LTC. A lover of classical music, opera and drama, she attended events locally, at Stratford, Blythe and the Shaw Festival as well as on her travels with Howard. A lifelong lover of nature, she enjoyed gardens, butterflies and birds on adventurous travels throughout the world, seeking out places not yet discovered by most tourists. After moving to the Sunshine Centre, she enjoyed nature from her exquisitely decorated room facing the Fountain Courtyard, enjoying her precious garden sculpture surrounded by flowers, birds and visiting ducks.
Special thanks to the staff at the Sunshine Centre, for their friendship and caring for Polly, also the 5th Floor of St Mary's Hospital and at Forest Heights. A memorial service to celebrate Polly's life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2008 at Rockway Mennonite Church, 32 Weber St. W., Kitchener. In lieu of flowers, donations to the House of Friendship or M.E.D.A. would be appreciated by the family and may be arranged by contacting the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home at 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com


The Waterloo Region Record Aug 7 2008 
Pauline Virginia "Polly" Cline
 
6670 SOUSA, Rachel Ann

Passed away suddenly at Cambridge, Ontario, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at age 43. Beloved wife of Henry. Dearly loved mother of Christian, Dianna and Mya. Loving daughter of the late Diane Lichtenberger and survived by her father, Gerald Cline. Dear sister of Annette. Rachel will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and her extended family and friends. The family will receive friends at T. Little Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Cambridge, Ontario, N1R 1X2 (519)-623-1290 on Sunday, May 25, 2014, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, 10 St. Gregory's Drive, Cambridge on Monday, May 26, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. Prayers Sunday evening, at 8 p.m., at the Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario.

Cambridge Times 23 May 2014 
Rachel Ann Cline
 
6671 CLINE, Wray Adolph - Passed away, peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday, September 1, 2008, at the age of 88. Loving husband of Marilyn for 65 years. Devoted father of Barbara and her husband Bruce Robinson, Kathy and her husband Ron Bush, Randy and his wife Rhonda Cline, and Charlotte and her husband Tom O'Grady. Beloved grandfather of Wendy Robinson and Robert, Cassandra and Michael Cline. Wray learned to rise to the challenge early in life. His mother, Theo, passed away when he was a teenager during the Depression, leaving the running of the family farm near Belmont, Ontario to himself and his father Victor. Upon graduating as a chemist from Western in 1942, Wray and Marilyn married and moved to Nobel where he was an explosives inspector for Defence Industries during the Second World War. After the war, they moved to the Cambridge area, started a family, and Wray took a position at Canadian General Tower eventually becoming plant manager before retiring in 1983. His professional life during this time included reaching the position of chairman of the Brant County Board of Education after 19 years of service initially on township boards then county boards, extensive labour relations work, and serving industry groups including as the chairman at both the Ontario Rubber Group and Ontario Chemical Institute. Wray's priority was always as a husband and father. He further expressed this care for family and community by being involved. His volunteer work included the Glen Morris Horticultural Society, United Way, Sunday school teacher, manager and clerk of session, and elder emeritus at Glen Morris United Church. Resting at Coutts Funeral Home (519-621-1650), 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Thursday, September 4, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at Glen Morris United Church starting at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2008 followed by internment at Glen Morris Cemetery. The family is especially thankful for the Cambridge Memorial Hospital 5th floor staff and doctors for their constant attention to Wray's comfort this past week. Although not necessary, expressions of sympathy can be made to the Glen Morris United Church, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record - Sep. 3, 2008  
Wray Adolph Cline
 
6672 CLOSS, John Carl

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, July 4, 2009, in his 56th year. Loving son of Lloyd and Verna Closs and dear brother of Steve Closs. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at Barthel Funeral Home (566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge). Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Bill Bynum officiating. Interment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 26 Aug 2009 
John C. Closs
 
6673 CLASS, Wilfred Jacob

Of Cambridge, on Monday, October 3, 2005, at Hamilton General Hospital, in his 72nd year, as the result of an accident. Dear father of Jim (Cheryl) Closs of Cambridge, Doug (Debbie) Thompson of Keswick, Glen (Aleda) Closs, Allen Closs, all of Cambridge, Shirley Closs of Waterloo, Trudy Singh of Kitchener, Cindy Couto of Waterloo, and Tammy Wilton of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Survived by brothers, Jim (Anette) of Burkes Falls: twin brother, Joseph (Trudy) of Nova Scotia and half-brother, Bill and half-sisters, Linda, Jean, Janice and Jackie. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Margarite Closs. Mr. Closs was born in New Market and had been a resident of the area for the past 15 years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch 126 and a Paratroop Veteran of the Korean Conflict. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service, will be conducted by Padre David Bowyer on Friday, October 7, 2005, at St. John's Anglican Church, 567 Queenston Road, Cambridge, at 11 a.m. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 5 Oct 2005 pg B9 
Wilfred Jacob Closs
 
6674 1871 - Anna Clough in same household as William McBroom. Anna Clough
 
6675 Sent to Prison for being Sick

John Clough was sent to the Berlin gaol six months ago by his hospitable friends in Galt because he was sick and poor and it was probably thought the easiest manner by which to get rid of him. We understand the the County Council are in the habit of voting $1000 to the Galt Hospital with the understanding that such patients as Clough be treated and cared for; hence the custom of sending sick patients to the gaol is not a commendable one on the part of the citizens of Galt, and our County Councillors will do well to remember these points next June when the usual grant is applied for. Clough, through the good treatment received at Gaol and the skill of a local physician left prison yesterday a cured man.1a

1aDaily Telegraph 2 Feb 1892 
John Clough
 
6676 CLOUTHIER, Danny Alvin

Passed away at his residence, on Sunday, April 23, 2006, in his 48th year. Loving father of Collette (Jose) and Daniel. Dear grandfather of Olivia and Hilary. Danny is survived by his sisters, Theresa, Donna-Jean, Blanche and their families. Predeceased by his parents, Alvin and Stella Clouthier and sisters, Shirley and Mary. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Thursday, April 27, 2006, from 12 noon until the time of the service in the chapel at 1 p.m., interment at Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 26 Apr 2006 pg B7 
Danny Alvin Clouthier
 
6677 George Clow

PRESTON — A resident of Preston for 30 years, George Edwin Clow, 394 Hespeler St., died at his home today of a heart attack at the age of 70. He had been in poor health for some time. Mr. Clow was born in Enqland and had been employed at Savage Shoes, Ltd., over 29 years. He was an adherent of St. Paul's United Church, Preston. He was a bandsman and had been a member of the HLI band, Galt, the Preston Silver Band and was a veteran of the First World War. His hobby was gardening. Surviving are his wife. the former May Houghton: two sons, George Thomas at home: Wilfred E. of Preston: two step-sisters, Mrs. Florence Lusty and Mrs. Ivy Oram, both of England and three grandchildren. The body is at the Maurice J. O'Brien Funeral Residence, where service will he conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Committal service will be in Park Lawn memorial chapel. Rev. H. J. Hellhey of St. Paul's United Church will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Oct 1958 pg 7 
George Edwin Clow
 
6678 CHARLES CLUTHE. INVENTOR AND MANUFACTURER, NEW YORK.

In 1871, a young German of an inventive turn of mind, rented a basement, 12x14 feet, on Frederick street, Berlin, and began the manufacture of a truss for rupture. It possessed merit and gradually won public recognition and patronage. The ingenious young man in question was Mr. Chas. Cluthe who now, with his four sons, is the owner of the largest truss manufactory in the world and is located in New York City.
Mr. Cluthe's modest business in that basement, soon grew and he was able to lease the upstairs two years later. It was hard hoeing, but he had the head for the work and indomitable will power. In 1873, he sought a wider field in Hamilton, Ont. Seven years later, he removed to Toronto and built up a business which extended from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

After fifteen years effort in Toronto, he decided to invade the American market, having never discontinued trying to improve his trusses. He located in Detroit and for three years remained there. His efforts were successful. Then he made his cardinal move by going to New York City, the American metropolis. His inventions were almost immediately recognized as the best of their class and he has found a wide market for them and a commensurate reward for his years of thought and endeavor. He and his sons now have the largest truss institution in the world, located in a splendid business block, 28 x 100 feet, 7 stories high, at 125 East 23rd Street, containing offices, fitting rooms and manufactory, in which all materials required are made in their own establishment. Mr. Cluthe has a kindly regard for Busy Berlin and will try and visit the scene of his early struggles during the Reunion.1a

1aBerlin Today 1806-1906 official souvenir 
Charles Cluthe
 
6679 Living with William & Mary Beilstein Mary Cluthe
 
6680 CLUTTERBUCK, Harry Ernest

After a lengthy illness, on Sunday, June 5, 1977, at K-W Hospital, Harry Ernest Clutterbuck, age 58 years, of 163 Bridgeport Rd. East, Waterloo. He was employed at B.F. Goodrich Canada Ltd. for 37 years and was a member of the 29-year club. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Clutterbuck; husband of Aurelia Doerner; father of Ronald of Cambridge and Mrs. Reinhold (Carol) Eller of Kitchener; brother of Kenneth of London and Mrs. Daisy Doran, of Hamilton; also survived by five grandchildren, Lori, Julie and Kathy Clutterbuck, Susan and Robert Eller. Predeceased by two brothers. Resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, after 7 p.m. today, for funeral service on Wednesday at 11 a.m., Rev. Lloyd Wentzlaff of Holy Cross Lutheran Church officiating. Interment Mount Hope cemetery, Waterloo.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Jun 1977 pg 29 
Harry Ernest Clutterbuck
 
6681 CLUTTERBUCK, Ronald Harry

On Saturday, August 1, 2009, passing peacefully into the Lord's arms. Will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his wife, Debra (nee Shrubsall) of 20 years; daughters, Loriann Wilson (Mike) of Cambridge, Julie Lass (Gunther) of Kitchener and Kathleen Graham (Blair) of Thunder Bay; and his six grandchildren, Paul and Ashley Wilson, Jordan and Emily Lass, Brittany and Maitland Graham. Also survived by his mother, Aurelia Clutterbuck; and sister, Carol Eller; nephew, Robert; and niece, Susan, all of Kitchener. Predeceased by his father, Harry. Ron was born in Kitchener on July 15, 1940. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve 1957-1961, past President and passionate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 272 Hespeler. Parishioner of Trinity Anglican Church (Galt) Cambridge. Ron was a successful tool and die maker, businessman, avid fisherman and carpenter. He retired early from Butler Metal Products in 1995 to live life to its fullest. Ron's family will welcome friends at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge on Thursday, August 6 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a memorial service under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion Hespeler Branch 272 being held at 6:30 p.m. His life and accomplishments will be celebrated in the funeral home chapel on Friday, August 7 at 11 a.m., with interment at New Hope Cemetery. Those who wish, may make a memorial donation either to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Condolences/donations/directions www.lounsburyfuneralhome.com (519)-658-9366

Waterloo Region Record 12 aug 2009 
Ronald Harry Clutterbuck
 
6682 JAMES COAKLEY

PRESTON. Oct. 16— The death took place yesterday in St. Mary's Hospital Kitchener, of James Coakley, 39, husband of Frances Minnie Knight. Mr. Coakley had been ailing for the past seven years. Born in England, he came to Canada 19 years ago. He was a carpenter by trade and a member of St. John's Anglican church. Surviving are his widow, one son Donald both of Preston, his mother and father, six sisters and one brother, all living in England. The remains are at the Gordon Pass Funeral Home, King street where service will be held on Thursday at 2:30 pm. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 16 Oct 1940 pg 17 
James Coakley
 
6683 COATES, Norman

1919-2012. A good man, a fine husband, a great father and grandfather and one of the kindest men you could hope to know in your lifetime, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012. Norman Coates was 93 years of age. Norman was born July 20, 1919, in Shildon, County Durham, England, the third son of Thomas and Amanda Coates. He was made fatherless at the age of six months by the tragic railroad death of Thomas Coates. His mother Amanda never remarried, raising three boys on her own, refusing offers of charity from the Northern Railway and ensuring her boys received a good education, music lessons and became skilled tradesmen. Norman met the love of his life, Maura Murphy, on the Isle of Wight, England, following the Second World War and thus began the lifelong courtship between the Protestant Northern Englishman and the Irish Catholic lass. With two boys in tow, the Coates family moved to Galt, Ontari in 1954, later moving to Preston, where Norman obtained employment from the Babcock and Wilcox Company, retiring in 1984. Norman and Maura became enthusiastic members and executives of the United Kingdom Club of Cambridge, where they indulged their love of music and dancing while keeping alive memories of the England they cherished. A healthy, clean-living man, Norman was an excellent athlete in his youth. His greatest happiness, though, came from the joy of having all the generations of his family around him as they celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and holidays in the house he and Maura were to share for much of the 64 years of their marriage. Norman was predeceased by his father Thomas, mother Amanda, older brothers, Harry and Sid, and daughter-in-law, Lynda. He is survived by wife Maura, sons; Al, Dave (Jane), Barry and Marty (Janet), grandchildren; Mark, Chris and Amanda, so named for the feisty matriarch who raised a boy to become a much-loved man. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 21st at 10 a.m. at St. Clement's Church, Duke Street, Preston. A reception follows in the church's community hall. As per Norman's request, there will be no visitation prior to the memorial service.

Cambridge Times 23 Dec 2012 
Norman Coates
 
6684 COBB, Michael

Of Avenue Road, Cambridge, on Sunday, Feb. 20, 1994, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 31st year. Beloved husband of Cynthia Hogg and loving father of Jacob of Cambridge; dear son of Doris and John Cobb of Cambridge and brother of John, George and his wife Patricia, Ken, William and his wife Christine, Robert and his wife Kathlene, James, all of Cambridge and Melvin and his wife Sue of Calgary, Lillian (Mrs. Walter Rottar), Doris Cobb, Elizabeth (Mrs. Anthony Beke), Athelie (Mrs. Larry Markle) and Ruth Cobb, all of Cambridge. Also survived by 23 nieces and nephews, Michael was born in Galt and had been a lifelong resident of Cambridge. He was a marketing consultant for Franklin Estates Inc. of Cambridge and a member of St. Clement's RC Church. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1994, at 10 a.m., at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke St., Cambridge. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Feb 1994 pg A10 
Michael K. Cobb
 
6685 COBB, John (Jack)

Of Old Fisher Mills Road, Cambridge, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 1995, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Doris Dwyer and dear father of John, George and his wife Patricia, Ken, William and his wife Christine, Robert and his wife Kathlene, James, Lillian and her husband Walter Rottar, Doris Cobb, Elizabeth and her husband Anthony Beke, Athelie and her husband Larry Markle and Ruth Cobb, all of Cambridge, Melvin and his wife Sue of Calgary. Survived by one brother, George Cobb of Bell Island, Nfld. and two sisters, Ruth and her husband Bud Novakovic of London, Ont. and Athelle and her husband William Hussey of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by 25 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his mother and father, Lillian and George Cobb; one son, Michael (1994) and two brothers, Ralph and Edward. Mr. Cobb was born on Bell Island, Nfld. and had been a resident of Cambridge since 1964. A retired electrician with Canadian General Tower and a member of St. Mary's RC Church, Hespeler, for the past 20 years. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1995, at 10 a.m., at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke St., Cambridge, with Father Jim McSharry, celebrant. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 30 Jan 1995 pg A9 
Stanley John "Jack" Cobb
 
6686 1851 - Rosanne Cobbel is in same household as Jonas Wenger. Rosanne Cobbel
 
6687 Anna Cober, "was born May 18th, 1836. She is married to Solomon Gingerich. They reside on the east half of the old 'Gingerich Farm' between Preston and Hespeler where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of nine children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna Cober
 
6688 Annie Cober, "was born September 22nd, 1853. She is unmarried and resides at home with her mother."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Annie Cober
 
6689 Barbara Cober, "was born August 16th, 1817. She was married to John Baker, a farmer. They resided near Collingwood, Ontario. No information in regard to their family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Cober
 
6690 WILMOT TOWNSHIP - Betty Albrecht, wife of Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht, has died. The announcement came in a short statement from Albrecht's office on Wednesday. Betty Albrecht passed away at Hamilton General Hospital as a result of a spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage at the family's Wilmot Township home on Monday night, as she and her husband were preparing to head to a party celebrating his re-election. She was 59. The couple had been married for 39 years. "The family appreciates all the prayers and good wishes that have been extended, but at this time needs some quiet time to heal in privacy," the statement reads. Funeral details have not yet been arranged.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 4 May 2011 
Betty Lucille Cober
 
6691 Catharine Cober, "was born April 4th, 1806. She was married to Rev. Samuel Schneider, minister of the River Brethren denomination. They resided in Vaughan Township, York County. To them was born quite a family but none are residents of this county."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Cober
 
6692 Catharine Cober, "was born December 9th, 1838. She is married to Samuel Peterman, a farmer. They reside in Vaughan Township, York County."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Cober
 
6693 DOROTHY GRACE COBER

As a result of a strepticoccus infection Miss Dorothy Grace Cober, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon I. Cober, 94 Samuel street, passed away at the Kitchener-Waterloo hospital at seven o'clock this morning. Miss Cober had been ill one week. Her death makes the second bereavement in the family within a week. Mr. Cober's mother, Mrs. Peter Cober having died last Wednesday. The deceased was born in Kitchener on July 1,1912 and was in her 23rd year. She was a member of Trinity United Church, a member of the church choir, secretary of the young peoples Society of the church, a member of the J.O.T. class of the bible school and an officer in the Young Womens Mission Circle. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon I. Cober and by one brother Mr. Lloyd Cober at home. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon with a private service at the home of her parents at two o'clock to be followed by a service at Trinity United Church at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in Woodland cemetery. Rev. Charles Logan, the Pastor of the Church will have charge of the services. The remains will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until Friday at three o'clock when they will be removed to the home.

Kitchener Daily Record 13 Jun 1935 
Dorothy Grace Cober
 
6694 Elizabeth Cober, "the eldest in family, was born February 15th, 1797. She was married to Jonathan Baker. None of their descendants are residents in this county."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Cober
 
6695 Elizabeth Cober, "was born September 7th, 1844. She is married to Daniel Wismer. They reside at Rodney, Elgin County, Ontario. Their family consists of seven children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Cober
 
6696 Eve Cober, "was born February 5th, 1857. She is married to Amos Gingerich, a farmer. They reside at Akron, Michigan. Their family consists of four children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Eve Cober
 
6697 Hannah Cober, "was born December 4th, 1856. She is married to Abraham Witmer, a millwright. They reside in British Columbia, Canada. Their family consists of three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Cober
 
6698 COBER, Irvine H. - On Thursday, Oct. 6, 1983, at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Mr. Irvine Cober, of 218 Boulee St., New Hamburg, and formerly of 1404 Huron Rd., Kitchener, aged 76 years. He was a member of the Rosebank Brethren in Christ Church, where he had served as deacon for 42 years and was a member of the original committee for the Mennonite Relief Sale. Son of the late Simon Cober and the former Mary Hesse. Lovingly remembered by his wife, the former Olivia Knechtel, whom he married June 4, 1930. Sadly missed by his children, Wilbert and Annie and daughter-in-law, Audrey, all of RR 2, Petersburg, Edward and Kathaleen of 1384 Huron Rd., Kitchener, Russel and Mae of RR 2, Petersburg, Donald and Ellen of RR 1, Wellesley, Roger and Miriam of RR. 2, Baden, Joyce and Les Fulcher of Sault Ste. Marie, Rev. James and Doris of Port Colborne, Bruce and Pauline of RR 3, Wellesley, Ardys and Richard Brenneman of Hew Hamburg; Catherine and Jim Winger of Fort Erie and Dorothy of Kitchener. Predeceased by one son, Peter. Also surviving are 38 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Steckley (Sider) of Fairview Rome, Preston., Mabel (Mrs. Lloyd Battler) of Kitchener. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark-Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg after 7 p.m. this evening until Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m., when transfer will be made to the Rosebahk Brethren in Christ Church for service at 3 o'clock, with Rev. John Zuck officiating. Interment to follow in the Rosebank Cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Oct 1983 
Irvine H. Cober
 
6699 Isaac Cober, "was born January 4th, 1864. He is married to Caroline Jahn. They reside near Kossuth, Ontario, where he is farming. They have no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Cober, Isaac, son of Jacob and Mary (Groh) Cober, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Jan. 4, 1864; died at Hespeler, Ont., July 18, 1962; aged 98 y. 6 m. 4 d. On April 5, 1887, he was married to Caroline Jahn, who died Sept. 1, 1928. Surviving are one son (Charles), 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Cressman Church, where funeral services were held July 21, in charge of Albert Martin.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 32 - August 14, 1962 - page 726. 
Isaac G. Cober
 
6700 Jacob Cober, "was born July 8th, 1815. He was married to Mary Groh who was born October 12th, 1819. They followed farming and resided in Puslinch Township, near Hespeler, Ontario. To them was born a family of twelve children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Cober
 
6701 Jacob Cober, "was born January 24th, 1844. He is married to Nancy Pannebecker. They reside in Hespeler, Ontario, where he is engaged as an agent. Their family consists of eight children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Norman Cober
 
6702 John Cober, "was born June 3rd, 1838. He is married to Matilda Eaton. They reside near Ethel, Huron County, where he is engaged in farming. His family consisted of six children,.."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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The Blacksmithing needs of the first Mennonite settlers in this district appear to have been attended by Cornelius Pannabecker who came from Pennsylvania in 1810 and some time thereafter set up his forge on the farm at Beaverdale, now owned by Mr. Fred. Lindhorst. David Baer learned the smithing trade with this Cornelius Pennabecker who was his uncle and in 1855 he built the little shop on the Elias Pannabecker farm and started to ply his trade there. Both Samuel Pannabecker and Bernhardt Goebel learned their trades in that shop, and the former succeeded Baer as its proprietor. It is quite probable that David Baer ironed some of the waggons built by John Cober, the waggon maker. Although it is known that Samuel Pannabecker did some ironing for J. N. Cober after he bought his brother John out, and moved to the Tabbert place, it is not likely that this amounted to much because Mr. Cober had his own shop and employed a blacksmith permanently; at first, Thomas Hefferman and later, Barney Goebel. After J. N. Cober moved his carriage business to Hespeler, Mr. Sam. Pannabecker bought that place and continued blacksmithing there along with his farming operations.1a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
John Cober
 
6703 John Cober, "was born July 28th, 1851. He is married to Sarah Groh. They reside three miles east of Hespeler where he is farming. Their family consists of six children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John G. Cober
 
6704 COBER Lloyd George--Peacefully, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1994, Lloyd Cober, in his 79th year. Loving husband of Willow Cober of Eventide Home; dearest father of Billie-Anne and Tom Gural and Peter and Wendy Cober, all of Kitchener. Grandpa will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Cra-Lynn Gural and Brock and Todd Cober. He was predeceased by his parents, Vernon and Florence Cober and by his sister, Dorothy. The family will receive friends at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa St. S.(at Westmount Road) Kitchener, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Church on Thursday at 2 p.m. Cremation.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Sep 1994 
Lloyd George Cober
 
6705 BATTLER- Mabel P.- At K-W Hospital, on Monday, Feb. 22, 1993, peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, the former Mabel Pearl Cober, of 16 Cedarwoods Cres., Kitchener, age 74 years. Mabel was a member of Stanly Park United Brethern In Christ Church, and the Helena Feasby Women's Institute. Mother of Murray and his wife Sandra and Marlene and her husband Gerry Heimpel, all of Waterloo, Dianne and her husband Ray MacDonald of Kitchener; sister of Elizabeth Steckley of Cambridge. Ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. Predeceased by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Cober; her Husband Lloyd in 1989 and one brother, Irvine Cober. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, from 7-9 p.m. this evening(Wednesday) and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, until noon on Friday, when removal will be made to Stanley Park United Brethern in Christ Church where sevice and committal service will be held at 2 p.m., with Rev. Bob Cotie officiating. Interment will be made in the Rosebank Cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Feb 1993 
Mabel Pearl Cober
 
6706 Magdalena Cober, "was born February 8th, 1802. She was married to Christian Troyer, a farmer. They also resided in Vaughan Township where they raised a large family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Cober
 
6707 Margaret Cober, "was born March 15th, 1809. She was married to Peter Stauffer, a farmer. They resided in Markham Township, York County."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Margaret Cober
 
6708 Martha Cober, "was born May 17th, 1848. She is married to Samuel Pannebecker, a farmer. They reside near Hespeler, Ontario, and have a family of seven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Martha Cober
 
6709 BEER, MARY (Nee Cober) "A resident of Puslinch Township and Hespeler for many years, at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital in Galt, on Thursday, December 30, 1971, in her 84th year, of 49 Landsdowne Ave. in Hespeler, following a lengthy illness. Wife of the late Isaiah Beer(1941). Sister of Mrs. Catherine Winger of Wainfleet; Mrs. Clara Baker of Kindersley, SK; and Eliza (Mrs. Norman Bieck) of Hespeler. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Cober, she was born in Zurich, ON, moving to this area at an early age. She was a member of St. Luke's United Church. Service on Sun. , Jan. 2, 1972 at 2 at the Nelson Funeral Home, Galt St. in Hespeler. Interment Hespeler Cemetery" Mary Cober
 
6710 Mary Cober, "was born April 29th, 1804. She was married to Michael Baker, a farmer. They resided in Markham Township, York County. None of their children are residing in this county."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Cober
 
6711 Mary Cober, "was born January 15, 1846. She is married to Gottlieb Stunn. They resided on the old 'Cober Farm' near Hespeler, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them are born four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Word of the death of Mrs. Stunn on Tuesday evening, October 8, 1929, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Evans in Beaverton, in her 84th year, after a short illness. She was born in Puslinch Township, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Cober, pioneers of Puslinch Township, who lived on the farm now occupied by Donald Currie. There she grew up and married. They lived for a time at Ethel but came back and occupied the Cober homestead for a number of years. About twenty-four years ago, they retired from the farm and came to Hespeler. Her husband predeceased her in 1914 and shortly afterwards, she went to Beaverton to make her home with her daughter. She has been a visitor with relatives here almost every year since. Those who knew her, knew her kindly disposition and neighbourliness. Survived by Mrs. Evans; two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Panabaker of Puslinch Township; Mrs. Abraham Witmer of Vancouver; and one brother, Peter Cober of Kitchener. Her body was brought to Hespeler on Friday and the funeral was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Gingrich on Friday at 3. Interment in Hespeler Cemetery. 
Mary Cober
 
6712 Mary Cober, "was born May 29th, 1849. She is married to Levi Witmer, a farmer. They reside between Preston and Hespeler. They have four children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Witmer--Mary G. Cober, relict of late Levi Witmer, was born May 29, 1849; died April 22, 1926; aged 76 y. 10 m. 24 d. On May 14, 1878 she was married to Levi Witmer and lived on the Witmer homestead near Preston, Ont., until after the death of her husband (May 7, 1916) following which she resided in Kitchener. Two sons predeceased (Albert E. and Jesse A.). One son (Leslie D.) and one daughter (Minnie A.) survive; also four grandchildren, three brothers, and two sisters, six sisters having predeceased her. Grandma Witmer as she was favorably called was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She lived a devout Christian life. Her deep anxiety was to leave no stone unturned in her preparation to meet God in peace. She not only trusted the Lord for pardon, she sought to live a life pleasing to God. She had an intense longing to be more holy and better in her daily life and conduct. A large gathering of relatives and friends attended the funeral held at the Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. Burial at the Wanner Church Cemetery, Hespeler, Ont., Bro. C.F. Derstine preached, assisted by Oscar Burkholder, Theme, Immortality."2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XIX, No. 6 - May 6, 1926, Pages 126-127 
Mary G. Cober
 
6713 Matilda Cober, "was born November 9th, 1860. She is married to Cyrus Holm, a farmer. They reside at Puslinch Lake and have a family of seven children."1a

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Matilda Cober
 
6714 Nicholaus Cober, "from whom all the Cobers in this country are descendants, was born in Pennsylvania, U. S., November 24th, 1763. In 1796 he was married to Eva Fisher who was born June 27th, 1777. In April, 1800, they, with their two children and others, moved to Canada and settled in Vaughan Township, York County, Ontario, about twelve miles north of Toronto. During the first years of their Canadian life they had to contend with numerous hardships and self-denials. In 1810 they had already cleared some eighty acres of their large farm and had erected a comfortable log dwelling and log barn thereon. In course of time the first buildings were replaced by more expensive residences. (Old Mr. Cober must have seen quite a difference in the country from 1800, when it was all forest, until 1840 when York was the Banner County and Toronto the capital of Canada). Mr. and Mrs. Cober raised a family of eleven children"1a

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Nicholaus Cober
 
6715 Nicolaus Cober, "was born March 4th, 1811, in Vaughan Township, York County, Ontario. On April 3rd, 1832, he was married to Nancy Holm who was born November 4th, 1813, and died April 5th, 1878. After their marriage they resided for several years in Vaughan Township, then they moved to Puslinch Township, Wellington County, near Hespeler, Ontario, on the farm now possessed by Gottlieb Stunn. Here they resided until their deaths. He died June 22nd, 1887. To them was born a family of eight children"1a

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Nicolaus Cober
 
6716 7 May 1853-23 March 1941). Peter Cober was the son of Nicholas and Nancy (Holm) Cober. He was born on May 7, 1853, in Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., ON. On Sept. 28, 1875, he married Martha Steinacher, and together they had eight children, two of whom died in infancy.
Cober was converted at the age of 21 and the following year he united with the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church (now the Evangelical Missionary Church). A few years later Cober moved to Michigan, and in 1881 he began preaching at Brown City as the first pastor of the church there. He also served for a few years in the Indiana-Ohio Conference (at Bethel), being ordained by that conference in 1884. Soon afterward this ordination he returned to Ontario, where he spent most of his 42 years in the active ministry, serving pastorates at Markham, Kitchener, Kilsyth, New Dundee, Shrigley, Breslau, Maryboro, and Hespeler.
Cober was presiding elder of the Ontario conference for 10 years, 1895-1901 and 1903-7, and chairperson of six conferences, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1905, and 1906. He also served at various times as conference evangelist and as a member of the several boards of the Ontario conference. He was a delegate to general conferences and chairperson of one (Coopersburg, PA, 1896).
In a few respects Peter Cober's record was unique. He was the first subscriber to the Gospel Banner, opened the first city mission of the Ontario Conference (Collingwood, Sept. 17, 1897), and attended 60 consecutive annual conferences (1881 to 1940 inclusive).
In 1923 he retired from pastoral work, residing at Kitchener, ON, from then until his death March 23, 1941. Interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery. 
Rev. Peter Cober
 
6717 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Peter Cober
 
6718 Peter Cober, "was born August 21st, 1800. He was married to Sadie Baker. They resided in Vaughan Township, York County. The had a family but none reside in Waterloo County."1a

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Peter Cober
 
6719 Rev. Peter Cober, "was born May 7th, 1853. (The writer heard him narrate the story of his conversion at the Breslau Camp meeting). When a young man he felt the influence of the Spirit striving with him, but for some time he resisted the Spirit and hence no regeneration was produced. Thus he lived for several years, until he was brought under conviction by a spiritual sermon to which he listened, and after a protracted struggle committed himself to God. He soon joined himself with the Mennonite Brethren in Christ. Some years ago he entered the ministry and has been stationed on different fields of labor under the Canada Conference and has so far proved himself to be an able minister and a useful instrument in the hands of God in winning souls for the Lord's kingdom. At the annual conference held at Breslau, Ontario, the last week in March 1895, Mr. Cober was elected presiding elder for the North District. He is married to Martha Steinacker and resides in Stayner, Ontario. Their family consists of six children"1a

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Cober was converted at the age of 21 and the following year he united with the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church (now the Evangelical Missionary Church). A few years later Cober moved to Michigan, and in 1881 he began preaching at Brown City as the first pastor of the church there. He also served for a few years in the Indiana-Ohio Conference (at Bethel), being ordained by that conference in 1884. Soon afterward this ordination he returned to Ontario, where he spent most of his 42 years in the active ministry, serving pastorates at Markham, Kitchener, Kilsyth, New Dundee, Shrigley, Breslau, Maryboro, and Hespeler.

Cober was presiding elder of the Ontario conference for 10 years, 1895-1901 and 1903-1907, and chairperson of six conferences, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1905, and 1906. He also served at various times as conference evangelist and as a member of the several boards of the Ontario conference. He was a delegate to general conferences and chairperson of one ( Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, 1896).

In a few respects Peter Cober's record was unique. He was the first subscriber to the Gospel Banner, opened the first city mission of the Ontario Conference (Collingwood, 17 September 1897), and attended 60 consecutive annual conferences (1881 to 1940 inclusive).
In 1923 he retired from pastoral work, residing at Kitchener, Ontario, from then until his death 23 March 1941. Interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery.2a

2aStorms, Everek R. "Cober, Peter (1853-1941)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 25 February 2011. http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/C634ME.html. 
Rev. Peter Cober
 
6720 Rachel Cober, "was born March 2nd, 1799. She was married to John Doner. They resided in York County where their descendants are to be found."1a

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Rachel Cober
 
6721 Rebecca Cober, "was born September 24th, 1855. She is married to Jesse Bechtel, a farmer. They reside at Hespeler, Ontario, and have had a family of five children."1a

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Bechtel. - Rebecca (Cober) Bechtel was born Sept. 24, 1855; died near Hespeler, Ont., May 14, 1909; aged 53 y. 7 m. 20 d. She had been in poor health for some time. Her end came unexpectedly but she was ready to go to her heavenly home. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She leaves to mourn her departure a sorrowing husband, one son, three daughters and many friends and relatives. Funeral services conducted by A. B. Snyder, text II Tim. 4:8 were held at Wanners Mennonite church, May 16, at which time a large concourse of people assembled. Interment in the cemetery nearby. May God comfort the bereaved ones.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. II, No. 9 - May 27, 1909, page 142, 143 
Rebecca Cober
 
6722 Sarah Cober, "was born February 15th, 1841. She is married to Elias Pannebecker. They reside near Hespeler, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of five children"1a

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Sarah Cober
 
6723 Sarah Cober, "was born September 12th, 1846. She is married to George Witmer. They reside in Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario. Their family consists of five children. No names received."1a

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Sarah Cober
 
6724 1 1/2 story stone cottage. Constructed by Richard Sheard, later bought by Simon Cober in 1904 Simon Cober
 
6725 Solomon Cober, "was born July 22nd, 1842. He was first married to Hannah Strome and after her decease to Elizabeth Pletsh. They reside three miles east of Hespeler where he is farming. He has a family of ten children but names were not received"1a

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SOLOMON COBER MARK 94TH BIRTHDAY

One of the towns oldest residents and a member of one of Puslinch Township's pioneer families, Solomon Cober on Wednesday quietly celebrated the 94th anniversary of his birth. He was the Son of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Cober, who came to Puslinch Township from Pennsylvania shortly after the turn of the century.

Mr. Cober was born in Puslinch Township and with the exception of a few years spent in Huron County, had resided there most of his life.
Some 13 years ago he moved to Hespeler. He was married 52 years and he and Mrs. Cober marked their golden wedding anniversary 2 years ago. Mrs. Cober observed her 77th birthday in March. The Herald joins with his many friends in extending congratulations to Hespeler's grand old man, and wishes him continued health and happiness.2a

2aHespeler Herald Thursday 23 July 1936

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HESPELER'S OLDEST MANN PASSES
SOLOMON COBER LIFE LONG RESIDENT OF DISTRICT PASSES IN 95TH YEAR


In the passing of Solomon Cober at his home here on Saturday afternoon, Hespeler's oldest man has gone to rest. Another link with the past has disappeared, for Mr. Cober had been a member of one of the Pioneer families of Puslinch Township and this district, and had spent almost his entire life within this community. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Cober who came to this district with the immigration of the early nineteenth century, the late Mr. Cober had watched his township and the nieghbouring towns grow from small Hamlets. During the long course of his lifetime he had made a very wide circle of friends and he held their respect and high esteem of all who knew him. Death came to Mr. Cober, in his 95th year, following an illness of some duration. Born in Puslinch Township, Mr Cober spent his youth there. He was married twice, his first wife being Miss Hanna Strome. Shortly after his marriage he moved to Huron Township where he farmed for several years. While he was residing there his wife passed away. In 1882 he was married at Zurich to Miss Elizabeth Pletch. Some time after that he returned to his native Puslinch and to farm, and fourteen years ago he and Mrs. Cober celebrated the golden anniversary of their wedding. The late Mr. Cober was a member of the Mennonite Church and had taken an active interest in the work of the church. Surviving are his wife in Hespeler and ten children. Mrs Cyrus Gingrich of Stevensville, David Cober of Kossuth, Simon Cober of Strussburg, Mrs. Jessie Winger of Wambleet, Mrs. Ralph Elston of Aberfoyle, Jacob Cober of Toronto, Mrs Isaiah Beer of Clearview, Mrs. Carl Baker of Kindesly, Sask., Wesley Cober of Toronto, and Mrs. Norman Rieck of Hespeler. Two sons, Henry and Edward Cober, predeceased their father. A brother Isaac Cober of Kossuth, and a sister Mrs. E. Gingrich of Akron, Ohio also survive. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon with a short service at his late residence. The funeral then moved to Union Cemetery, Puslinch where service was held prior to interment in Union Cemetery. Rev Ernest Swalm of Stayner and Rev Bert Shirk of Stevensville conducted the services. The pallbearers were Nelson Cober and Jeniah Cober of Staynor, Ben Winger and Earl Winger of Wainfleet Howard Cober of Toronto and Ervin Cober of Strasburg.3a

3aHespeler Herald Thursday 15 October 1936
 
Solomon Cober
 
6726 Susan Cober, "was born July 6th, 1840. She is married to Benjamin Witmer, a farmer. They reside in Wawanosh Township, Huron County, Ontario. Their family consists of five children, no names received."1a

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Susanna Cober
 
6727 Susannah Cober, "was born June 4th, 1813. She was married to Rev. Neils Peter Holm. They resided in Puslinch Township, near Hespeler, where they both died. They had a family."1a

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Susannah Cober
 
6728 COBER,Vernon L.- at K-W Hospital on Saturday, July 31,1976 after a lengthy illness, Vernon Lloyd Cober,of 96 Samuel St.,Kitchener,aged 88 years. Mr. Cober was born in Markham, Ont., a son of the late Rev. Peter Cober and the former Martha Steinbacker. A resident of the Twin Cities for more than 70 years. A member of Trinity United Church. He was appointed a life elder of the church in 1925 and formerly a member of the church choir for many years. Formerly a member of the Waterloo County Children's Aid Society and the Christian Business Men's Assoc. Mr. Cober founded the Cober Printing Limited in 1919 and along with his son, Lloyd continued its operation until failing health forced him to retire. Predeceased by his wife, the former Florence Martin, in October 1970, by a daughter Dorothy in 1935 and by two brothers and three sisters. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd and Willow Cober, his grandchildren,Billy Anne (Mrs. Thomas Gural) and Peter W. Cober, his great-grandchildren, Cara Lynn Gural and Brock Dean Cober, all of Kitchener; and a brother, Milton S. Cober of Calgary. Funeral sevice was held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Dr.E.E.Kent and the Rev. David Watson officiating. Interment was made in the family plot in Woodland cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Aug 1976

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FOUNDER OF PRINTING FIRM DIES.

Vernon L.Cober, 88,founder of Cober Printing Ltd. in Kitchener, died Saturday after a lengthy illness. Mr. Cober, born in Markham, founded the printing firm in 1919 and continued with his son, Lloyd until failing health forced him to retire. Mr. Cober was a member and life elder of Trinity United Church and a former member of the board of the Waterloo County Children's Aid Society and the Christian Busunessmen's Association. Surviving are his son, a daughter, two brothers and three sisters. The funeral was held today.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Aug 1976 
Vernon Lloyd Cober
 
6729 W. F. COBER Fills the trusted posi-tion of book-keeper in the extensive estab-lishment of the Goldie & McCulloch Co., Limited. This gentle-man holds a high social standing, being one of Galt' s most congenial spirits, possessing as he does, a more than common literary taste, and priding himself in his large and well se-lected library. Mr. Cober is a useful and honorable member of society.1a

1a1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt  
William Frank Cober
 
6730 Atwell Cobo

PRESTON — Atwell Cobo, 69, of 444 Dover St. N., died today at South Waterloo Hospital, Galt. Mr. Cobo was born in Preston and lived here all his life. He had been employed a number of years at Pattinson's Woollen Mills. He was a Lutheran. Surviving are two brothers, Herman of Preston and Irvin of London, Ont.; one sister, Mrs. Frederick (Stella) Weitz of Kitchener. The funeral will be conducted at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Preston Park Lawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 May 1966 pg 27 
Atwell Cobo
 
6731 During these troubling times in February 1844, Fidelia Coburn, a thirty-nine-year-old woman from Maine and her escort travelled over the snow-covered roads leading northward to the Queen's Bush. A staunch abolitionist, she was on her way to the community to reopen the school for Black pupils. Born February 2, 1805, Coburn was the daughter of Eleazer and Mary Weston Coburn. Her father, a Baptist, was a highly respected businessman and justice of the peace in Bloomfield, Maine, a bustling town on the Kennebec River in Somerset County. ..., the notion of a woman travelling to a foreign country to teach fugitive slaves was a remarkable plan in an era when the accepted customs dictated that women restrict themselves to the home and the care of their families. Given these social norms, Coburn's decision to defy convention and move to Upper Canada demonstrates her wholehearted commitment to aiding fugitive slaves. In the ensuing years, Coburn repeatedly received praise for her devotion and her missionary work.'

Coburn had actually arrived in Canada West in the spring of 1842 with an invitation from Hiram Wilson to teach at the British-American Institute, located on the Sydenham River near Chatham. Wilson had co-founded the school with fugitive slave Josiah Henson"' and James Cannines Fuller, a Quaker philanthropist in Skaneateles, New York. However, when Coburn arrived at the Institute she discovered that the schoolhouse had not yet been completed and that there were no lodging facilities available for the teachers. Wilson's small 4x5 metre (about 13x16 feet) log cabin was the only shelter and so Coburn moved in with Wilson, his wife Hannah,' and two teachers from Massachusetts, Wesleyan Methodist minister, Reverend Elias E. Kirkland and his wife, Elizabeth C., also known as Fanny. Coburn and the Kirklands made the best of the cramped quarters and slept on mounds of straw in a corner of the cabin. Undaunted, the teachers enthusiastically set to work to finish the school. On December 12, after months of preparations, the British-American Institute opened with nine young men enrolled as its first students....1a

1aThe Queen's Bush Settlement Black Pioneers 1839-1865 by Linda Brown-Kubisch, pg 67-69 
Fidelia Coburn
 
6732 COCHRANE, Calvin Marshall

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday, May 27, 2016, in his 85th year. He is survived by his devoted daughter Lynn Hammer (Rick) of Edmonton and granddaughter, Emily Hammer (Sean) also of Edmonton. He will be missed by his sister, Shirley Diefenbaker and daughter-in-law Diane and her daughter Cathy. Calvin was predeceased by his loving wife Jean of 54 years, sons Blair and Alan, sister Goldie Mellor (George) and brother-in-law, Ray Diefenbaker. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge, on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 3 p.m.

Cambridge Times 30 May 2016 
Calvin Marshall Cochrane
 
6733 No Eby ID# David W. Cochrane
 
6734 Inventory of Historic Battlefields \endash Consultation Draft

ROSLIN
24 February 1303
Local Authority: Midlothian
NGR centred: NT 275 641
Overview

Following the Battle of Dunbar I in 1296, Scotland was in a state of political and economic instability. The Guardians of Scotland, including William Wallace and John Comyn, had consistently struggled to rid the country of English invaders and restore John Balliol as the rightful King of Scotland. This process commenced with the expulsion of all English governors, justices and sheriffs previously put in place by Edward I from Scottish towns and castles. This situation continued for two years, before Edward sent Ralph Confray north into Scotland.


Contemporary English writers make scant mention of the numerous hostilities during this period, in which the Scots inflicted defeats upon Edward I's forces. Only two battles are relatively well recorded, the Battle of Stirling Bridge, where half of the English army under the command of Hugh Cressingham was slaughtered and the Battle of Roslin, where a Scottish army consisting of around 8,000 men routed a large mounted English army of up to 300,000.....

Fighting is also associated with the Hewan Bog, a defile and area of boggy ground over to the eastern part of the area. The Killburne (NT 273 640), is said to have run red with blood for three days following the battle. Tradition has it that Mound Marl (or Mount Marl, or Mountmarle NT 279 639), today the site of the animal research centre, also has as strong association with the conflict. This is said to have acquired its name late in the battle, as the English forces began to waver. At this point, one of the English leaders, Marl, was advised by a retainer to flee, crying "Mount Marl, and ride!"1a

1ahttp://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/roslin-summ.pdf 2013 
James Cochrane
 
6735 Died In Ayr, on Wednesday, October 1st, 1919, at 11 o'clock a.m. James Cockburn Aged 75 years. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Main Street, on Friday, October 3rd, at 2.30 p.m., to Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
James Cochrane
 
6736 AYR - The funeral of John Cochran, 71, of RR 2, Ayr, who died Sunday, was held at the T. Little and Son Funeral Home, Galt, today. Interment was in Mount View Cemetery. Mr. Cochran was born and lived on the same farm all his life. He was actively interested in plowing matches and was a familiar figure at local matches and rarely missed an "International" He was a life member of Knox Presbyterian, Galt. He took a keen interest in all community affairs. Only survivor is a brother, Martin, who operates the farm now which was settled in 1879 by their parents, Robert Cochrane and Ann Brown. He was predeceased some years ago by his wife, Isabella Barrie.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Jan 1953 
John William Cochrane
 
6737 Andrew ROSS and his wife Margaret COCHRANE. They settled at Kihikihi, New Zealand. Their children were David Millar Ross, William Mathew Ross, Agnes Isabella Ross, Allan John Ross and Margaret Jennet Ross. Margaret Cochrane
 
6738 DONOVAN, Mary E. (nee Cochrane) - After a brief illness, at St. Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener, on Monday August 6, 2007, of Kitchener, formerly of Ayr, in her 91st year. Mary was a graduate of Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital School of Nursing and a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Kitchener. Beloved wife of the late Leslie (1988); loved mother to MaryAnn of Kitchener; dear sister to John Cochrane (Sarah) of Brantford. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Earnest and Margaret, and brothers, Eldon (Beth) and George (Madeline). Friends may call at the Ayr Chapel Wm. Kipp Funeral Home , 183 Northumberland St., Ayr, on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services to be held in at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 54 Queen St. N., Kitchener, on Friday at 1 p.m. Interment Ayr Cemetery. Donations to the Royal Canadian Benevolent Fund, The Lung Association or St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church TV Ministries would be appreciated. Online condolences or donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. Kipp, 519-632 8228.

The Waterloo Region Record Aug 8 2007 
Mary E. Cochrane
 
6739 In Matthew Cochrane's Statement of Disposition and Settlement of June 1855, he makes a specific bequest to the children of his deceased son, William Cochrane Matthew Cochrane
 
6740 Lived with Andrew and Agnes Jamieson. Michael Cochrane
 
6741 Died, In North Dumfries, on Wednesday, September 14th, 1910, at 7.50 o'clock p.m., Nettie, Only daughter of Mrs. Robert Cochran, Aged 25 years. The Funeral Will take place from her mother's residence, Cedar Creek Road, on Friday afternoon, 16th inst., at 2.30 o'clock, to Mount View Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1aCity of Cambridge Archives Funeral Card Collection  
Nettie B. Cochrane
 
6742 Lived with John & Elisabeth Roos. Patrick Cochrane
 
6743 Thy Will Be Done Died In South Dumfries, on Wednesday, February 6th, 1918. at 2 p.m. Robert Cochrane Aged 59 years. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Lot 34, Con. 7, South Dumfries, on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m., to Ayr Cemetery. "Heaven is Our Home" Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Robert Cochrane
 
6744 No Eby ID # Robert Deans Cochrane
 
6745 It is reported but yet confirmed that William was 8th June 1811 at Mountmarline, Roslin, Edinburghshire, Scotland (parents Matthew Cochrane & Margaret Hall). William Cochrane
 
6746 William operated a General Store at Roseville, after he sold it he moved to Morris Township, Ontario where he farmed. William Cochrane
 
6747 Funeral Notice. Died, In Ayr, on Wednesday, October 24th, 1883, at 9 o'clock P.M., Barbara Robertson, Infant child of James and Margaret Cockburn, Aged 1 month and 8 days. The funeral will leave her father's residence on Friday, 26th inst., at 1 o'clock, p.m., and proceed to the New Cemetery, Ayr. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited. Ayr, Oct. 25th, 1883. [Recorder Print, Ayr.]1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies
 
Barbara Robertson Cockburn
 
6748 O. H. F. M. (Ontario Hospital for the Feeble Minded) or the Orillia Asylum for Idiots Harriet Adelaide Cockburn
 
6749 Mrs. Edith Poore - By Record Correspondent

Preston, Nov. 22 - A resident of Preston the greater part of her life, Edith Cockerton, widow of John Aaron Poore, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George Botten, Laurel St., at 9:30 last evening at the age of 67 years after an illness of several months.

Mrs. Poore was born in Haysville and lived in Plattsville for a time. She was an adherent of the Baptist Church. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Harry Affeldt, Kitchener, Mrs. Arthur Hopf and Mrs. George Botten, Preston, Mrs. Norman Pipe, Simcoe, Mrs. John Martin, Preston; three sons, John of Preston, Charles of Hespeler and Joseph of Toronto; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Grieves, Plattsville, and four brothers, Fred and John Cockerton of Plattsville, James of New Hamburg and George Cockerton of Toronto. Her husband predeceased her in January, 1944. Twenty-seven grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive. The remains are resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held on Monday at 2:30. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Nov 1948 
Edith Cockerton
 
6750 Lived with George and Mary Robertson Sarah Cockwell
 
6751 Lived with John and Caroline Felt George Coelar
 
6752 Lived with William H. Moore and his wife Isabella Margaret Coffield
 
6753 GAMBLE, Maria

Of Highland Park, Cambridge, passed away, peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday, May 14, 1999, in her 64th year. Beloved wife of John. Loving mother of Gary, Stephen and Martin and his wife Lisa, all of Cambridge, lovingly remembered by three grandchildren. Scott, Jeff and Brooke and one great-granddaughter, Madison. Survived by one brother, David Coia and his wife Jean of Florida and two sisters, Josephine Waterson and her husband John and Rosa Valenti and her husband Don, all of Scotland. Predeceased by her parents, David and Rachel Coia. Mrs. Gamble was born in Glasgow, Scotland and had been a resident of Cambridge, for the past 30 years. She was a member of St. Clement's RC Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, today (Saturday) from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge, on Monday, May 17, 1999, at 10 a.m. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home, on Sunday, at 8:30 p.m.

The Record 15 May 1999 pg B4 
Maria Coia
 
6754 COLADIPIETRO, Dominic ("Mr. C") 1936 - 2012

Passed away at his home in Cambridge, on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the age of 75. Predeceased by his cherished wife Regis in 2000. Dominic is survived by his children, Teri Puschelberg and husband Rob, Adam and Hilary, Michael and wife Liana and Donato and fiance Ryane. Much loved Papa to Heather and Aaron and adored Nonno-Dominic to Massimo and Julia. Also survived by his brother, Ramon and wife Dawn and niece, Lina and nephew, Donato. He left his legacy in the positive impact he made to so many young students as a teacher in Toronto (St. Alphonsus Elementary), Kitchener (St. Mary's Elementary), as well as Cambridge (St. Francis Elementary). His spirit and resiliency was an inspiration to everyone he knew. He always had a smile and a cheesy joke for everyone. His camera was never far away and he saw and captured the spirit of life everywhere. Relatives and friends are invited to share memories of Dominic, with his family at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Wednesday, May 9th from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday, May 10th from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m., followed by the funeral service in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m., Thursday. Interment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery,

Waterloo Region Record 8 May 2012 
Dominic "Mr. C" Coladipietro
 
6755 Although small at its inception, the Galt Subscription and Circulating Library became an efficient and useful institution, and all honour is justly due to those public spirited citizens who originated it. Besides those already in mentioned. the following are anions those who took an active part in the management of the library during its early years...George Colcleugh 1839.1a

1aReminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young 
George Colcleugh
 
6756 James became superintendent of the telegraph line from Selkirk to Edmonton, personally sending in May 1875 the first message from Selkirk to be carried over the network. James Colcleugh
 
6757 Although set on a narrow lot, the generous setback lends an air of graciousness to this front-gabled, one and half storied house in buff brick. It was built in 1894 by David Cole, co-owner of the former Watson Woollen Mill. Attractive features are the bay window with bracketed roof and the small entrace porch. Here, turned wooden posts support a hipped roof which shelters the transomed entrance. The original door is present, with two, narrow roudn-arched panes.1a

1aUpper Doon, a a heritage conservation district plan, prepared by Nicholas Hill (architect planner - London) 1987 pg 35 
David Cole
 
6758 COLE, George Arthur

Suddenly, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Rita. Loving dad of Tina (Paul), George (Ginny), Lisa (Pete) and Nick. Poppy to Heidy, Brooke, Steven, Wade, Derek, Koby and Tegan. Survived by his siblings, Leo (Marie), Jenny (Louis), Barbara (Gordon) and Mary (Raymond) as well as by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Theresa and Arthur and siblings, Maxwell (Patricia), Peter (Anna), Raymond (Madonna), Nick (Myrtle), Laura, Jean (Tom). George was born in Bell Island, Newfoundland and came to Cambridge, in 1959 and was the owner of Cole Brothers Painting for over 40 years. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, on Thursday, from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ambrose RC Church, Cambridge, on Saturday, December 11, 2010, at 11:00 a.m.. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge. Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Friday evening, at 7:30 p.m.

Cambridge Times 10 Dec 2010 
George Arthur Cole
 
6759 Cole, H., proprietor of brick and tile manufactory. Born in the county, 1838. Mr. Cole has village property valued at $8,000.1a

1aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 (Village of New Hamburg entries)  
Heman Cole
 
6760 This handsome one and a half storey residence, with hipped rood, was built in 1890 by Herman Cole, co-owner of the former Watson Woollen Mill. Though not a large building, it displays a wealth of well-executed classical features. These include a porch with pedimented roof supported by grouped Doric columns and roof detail of denticulated frieze. The eaves brackets of the house roof and the sementally arched windows are Italianate features. Set in an attractive garden, with many mature trees and shrubs, this is a building of great charm and presence.1a

1aUpper Doon, a a heritage conservation district plan, prepared by Nicholas Hill (architect planner - London) 1987 pg 34 
Heman Cole
 
6761 James C. Cole

James Charles Cole, 78, of 94 Courtland Ave. East, died Monday at K-W Hospital after a brief illness. Born June 14, 1877 in Clinton, Mr, Cole was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs, Harvey J. Cole. A former employee of Kitchener Public Utilities Commission for many years, Mr. Cole lived here for about 50 years. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Catharine Schedewits in November, 1934. Surviving are his wife, the former Ella Thaler, a son, James C., Toronto; two stepsons, Arthur W. Luening and Hubert Luening; three daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Verna) Kewley, all of Kitchener; Mrs. George (Delphine) Browne and Mrs. Arthur (Reta) Morison, both of Waterloo; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Taylor, Ajax; Mrs. Morley Totten, London, Ont., eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister predeceased him. Funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, where the body is resting. Officiating will be Rev. J. H. Getz of Calvary Memorial Evangelical UB Church. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 31 Jan 1956 pg 5 
James Charles Cole
 
6762 From Birth Record. James Charles Cole
 
6763 FATAL BICYCLE ACCIDENT

A sad accident, with fatal results, occurred near Oregon (Perine's Mills), in Waterloo, on Saturday afternoon last. Two young men from Galt, Edward Cole, employed in MacGregor, Gourlay & Co.'s Works, and Edward Bullock, employed in Mr. Sherman's tailoring establishment, took advantage of the half-holiday to walk up to their homes that afternoon, their parents residing in the neighborhood. After getting there, as they owned bicycles each they took them out and started for a ride. The roads were rough and they made slow progress until getting over the worst and were about entering on a smoother part where they expected to be able to increase their speed. At this time they were riding one behind the other, young Cole being in advance ten or twelve feet of Bullock. Just as they entered on the smoother road, young Cole suddenly pitched forward over the front of his bicycle on to the road, and in order to avoid running into him, young Bullock threw himself off his, alighting without injury. Cole immediately got up and did not for a short time complain of injury, but in a very few minutes did complain of a very severe pain in his bowels. Neither of the two thought much of it, and Bullock said to Cole that he would ride on and as soon as the latter felt better he was to follow. Bullock rode on for a short time and not seeing Cole coming turned back, but did not catch up to him until the latter was nearly home. At this time he was still complaining of pain, and on getting home, as it was seen that he was injured, medical assistance was obtained. Sabbath he passed more comfortably and was thought to be getting better, but that night a change for the worse occurred and after severe suffering he died on Tuesday morning.

The deceased was the son of Mr. David Cole, of the Woolen Mills about Oregon, was a very worthy, industrious young man, and the blow to his parents is a most severe one.

Young Bullock says, that at the time of the accident they were not going faster than a person could walk; that Cole's bicycle did not strike a stone or other obstruction, but that, so far as he could see, his companion's foot appeared to slip off the treadle and got into the wheel, thus stopping his machine suddenly, and pitching him forward over the handle.1a

1aGalt Reporter Oct 12 1888 pg 1 
James Edward Cole
 
6764 Lived with Samuel Hammacher. Mary Cole
 
6765 Mary Ann Cole, "was born January 24th, 1868."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Cole
 
6766 Menno Cole, "was born January 6th, 1873."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Menno Cole
 
6767 Lived with Joseph and Elizabeth Wildfong Nelson Cole
 
6768 Sarah Cole, "was born January 19th, 1864."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Cole
 
6769 Lived with David Cole, & James and Jean Watson. William Cole
 
6770 Lived with Henry and Mary Wismer. William Cole
 
6771 1851 - James Colecluck is in same household as John Fairgrave. James Coleluch
 
6772 1851 - John Colecluck is in same household as John Fairgrave. John Coleluch
 
6773 1851 - Margaret Colecluck is in same household as John Fairgrave. Margaret Coleluch
 
6774 1851 - Mary Colecluck is in same household as John Fairgrave. Mary Coleluch
 
6775 Description: Ernest A Coleman Marriage 15 Oct 1907, Ildeston, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada age29 estimated birth year 1878 father James C Coleman mother Lydia Steen spouse Laura O Munce spouse's age22 spouse's estimated birth year 1885 spouse's father Samuel M Munce spouse's mother Maggie Campbell Ernest E. Coleman
 
6776 Ina is daughter of John Henry and Mary (Rosenberger) Coleman. She is the oldest of the 6 sisters (no brothers). Ina and her husband, Paul Revere Campbell, met at Evangelistic Institute of Chicago, married 12 June 1925 in Chicago, IL. She was a pastor's wife her whole life and mother to 3 sons.
After her death, her body was donated to University of Washington for research. Her ashes are buried with others donated for research in UW's first memorial site at Evergreen Washelli cemetery in Seattle, WA.1a

1aFind A Grave 2015 
Ina Coleman
 
6777 James at the time of his marriage was a school teacher. James C. Coleman
 
6778 TOMAN, Reta Reta was received into the loving arms of her Saviour on March 21, 2015 to be reunited with her husband Frank (2002), father Orval Coleman (1990), mother Myrtle Bretz (1977), sister Muriel (1921), and brother Lincoln (1995). Loving mother of Gloria Kloetstra (Ray) of Manitoulin Island, Evelyn Russell (Bruce) of Cambridge, Gord (Jennifer) of New Hamburg and Wanda Wilgress (Jim) of Waterloo. Cherished grandma of Chris (Erica), Nathan (Andrea), Gina (Joel), Jaime (Andrew), Samantha (James), Jenelle (Chris), Aaron, Daniel, Rachel, Faith, James, Micah and Jonathan. Dear great-grandmother to Linda, Maggie, Noah, Daniella, Robert, Gideon, Paityn and Kiara. And, loving sister of Miriam Pfohl and Erma Otterbein. Reta was born in New Dundee on January 15, 1928, and attended New Dundee Public and Continuation School before going to Kitchener Collegiate Institute and Stratford Normal School. She taught at S.S.#9, Lower Tenth, S.S.#7, Washington in Blenheim Township, and S.S.#6 Green's School in Wilmot Township, which were all one-room country schools. After her marriage, she continued teaching part-time and volunteered as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher for a number of years. In her later years, she helped home-school some of her grandchildren. Together with her husband Frank, they founded a plumbing and electric business in 1952, where she assisted in the office until their retirement in 1998. She was also a founding member of Wilmot Senior's Woodworking and Craft Shop where she was Treasurer for 15 years. A member of Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church for 78 years, Reta used her God-given talents as treasurer, Sunday School teacher, pianist, organist, prayer and Bible Study group leader, as well as a Women's Ministry participant. She was also influential in setting up the church's archive system. Her circle of friends also included many International students from the local universities who were entertained in their home in the 1970s, many of whom she maintained contact. Because of this, they often travelled to visit these students in countries such as Liberia, Egypt, India, Mexico, Taiwan and countries in between. As a lasting legacy, and because of an interest in genealogy, she complied a family history in 2007 and a church history in 2008. She also enjoyed hiking, reading, sewing and quilting. Visitation was held at Bethel Missionary Church, 1531 Bridge St., New Dundee, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The service was held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Bethel Missionary Church. Pastor Graham Burkhart officiated. Committal service has taken place at Union Cemetery, New Dundee. As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to "Priscilla's Children," (an orphanage in Liberia with special significance to Reta) or The Gideons. Online condolence and memorial tribute information at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 27 Mar 2015 
Reta Mae Coleman
 
6779 COLEMAN, Richard

Of 632 North St., Cambridge, on Monday, Oct. 24, 1988, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 49th year. Loving father of Richard of Collingwood, Edward, Cindy, Donna, Patricia and Connie, all of Cambridge; dear son of Mrs. Helen Coleman of Cambridge; friend of Stephanie Senyk. Also survived by four grandchildren. Mr. Coleman was born in Preston and lived there all his life. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Tuesday (today), 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home, Thursday, Oct. 27, 1988, at 1:30 p.m. Interment Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Oct 1988 pg B11 
Richard E. Coleman
 
6780 COLEMAN, Russell

Of 333 William St., Cambridge, Sunday, Feb. 7, 1988, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Frances Purdy; dear father of Jack and his wife Jane of Fonthill, Bob and his wife Dana of Shearwater, N.S., Judy and her husband Wayne Bourne of Cambridge, Margaret and her husband Gary Dunker of Cambridge, Mary (Friel) (Mrs. Ken Knight) of Oshawa, Kathy and her husband Lloyd Schepanowski of Windsor. Also survived by six grandchildren; a brother, Gordon of Ottawa and a sister, Violet (Mrs. Bruce Miller) of Brantford. Predeceased by one brother, Harold; two sisters, Mary Lumber and Eleanor Gavin. Mr. Coleman lived all his life in Cambridge; retired employee of Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Member of Knox Preston Presbyterian Church, Cambridge; veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Royal Canadian Medical Corp; member of the Preston Royal Canadian Legion Branch 126. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, today (Monday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at the funeral home, Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Feb 1988 pg B11 
Russell William Coleman
 
6781 COLIS, Spiros

Passed away, peacefully, at St. Luke's Place, on Friday, April 6, 2007, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Danuta Wozniak. Loving father of Les and his wife Pam, Andrew Colis and Lee Ann Walsh, Mary Cylwik and her husband Richard, all of Cambridge, Margaret Colis and Norm Davies of Calgary, Alberta. Dear grandfather of Darrell, Lester, Christina and Christopher and great-grandchild, Destiney. Also survived by his extended family in Greece. Mr. Colis was born in Greece on July 15, 1925 and had lived in the area for a number of years. Retired from Havlik's and a member of St. Clements RC Church and the Polish Alliance Club. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, on Monday, April 9, 2007 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clements RC Church, 745 Duke St., Cambridge, on Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record Apr 9 2007  
Spiros Colis
 
6782 1871 - John Colkern is in same household as John Simpson. John Colkern
 
6783 SAMUEL COLLARD

One of Preston's oldest men in the person of Samuel Collard passed away in his 84th year at the Galt General Hospital, yesterday afternoon at 4.30 o'clock. Death resulted from a f all in which the late Mr. Collard injured his right hip, at the home of his daughter, Miss Beatrice Collard, Montrose street. During the past week incidently it was the first time he was ever in a hospital. Born in Petherton, Eng., in 1849, the deceased lived in England for 60 years, before coming to Canada. He was an employee of the C. & J. Clark shoe manufacturer for 50 years. After arriving in Canada Mr. Collard settled in Campbellford before coming to this district. He has been a resident of Galt and Preston for the past 20 years and has lived in Canada for 24 years. The desceased was a well known figure locally having made a large circle of friends in his sojourn here. He is survived by his wife and five sons; Ernest and William of Campbellford, Arthur of Hamilton, Charles and Samuel Jr. of Preston, four daughters, Mrs. J. Long and Mrs. H. Keyes of Galt, Miss Beatrice Collard and Mrs. G. Roth of Preston. The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock from the home of his son, Charles Collard, 245 Argyle street. Services will be conducted by Rev. W. Bagnall of St. John's Anglican church. Interment in Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 8 Oct 1932 pg 3 
Samuel Collard
 
6784 COLLARD, Samuel Rex

Of 339 Bishop St., Cambridge, on Sunday, Nov. 28, 1993, at his residence, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Charlotte Greenbury (1981). Dear father of Rex and his wife Margaret of Kitchener. Also survived by one sister, Mrs. Lily Mae Roth of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by three grandchildren. Mr. Collard was born in England and had been a resident of Cambridge, for the past 83 years. A veteran of the Second World War. At the request of the family there will be no visitation. Memorial service will be announced in it latter edition of the Record. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Nov 1993 pg A11 
Samuel Rex Collard
 
6785 COLLEAUX, Frank

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, April 30, 1997, Frank Colleaux, of Birch Street, Cambridge, in his 48th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Lynne and dear father of Denyse of Paris and step-father of Steven Ray and his wife Dianne of Cambridge. Beloved son of Ruth Colleaux of Cambridge and the late Joe Colleaux. Dear brother of Jo-Anne Hatt and her husband Ernieof Kitchener. Beloved grandfather of Logan. Frank was employed at W.C. Wood in Guelph. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge, where the funeral service will take place at the funeral home chapel, on Friday, at 1 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

The Record 1 May 1997 pg B4 
Frank E. Colleaux
 
6786 COLLINET, Alfred-Horst (Fred) - After a lengthy illness, passed away, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, in his 67th year, at Chateau Gardens Nursing Home, in Park Hill, Ont. Long time resident of Kitchener Fred will be sadly missed by his children, Sonja Taylor of Pt. Franks and Bob Collinet of Toronto; his grandson, Maximilian Bailey of Pt. Franks; his sister; Ernie Schommertz of Wegberg, Germany; as well as his son-in-law, Gervin Taylor; daughter-in-law, Karen Collinet; brother-in-law, Heinz-Willi Schommertz; niece, nephews and extended families.
Private interment was held October 12, 2000. In Fred's honour, a memorial reception will be held for family and friends at the Concordia Club (Jaegerstube) in Kitchener, on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, 6:30-9 p.m. Cards of sympathy may be mailed to: A. Collinet's family, C19-223 Pioneer Drive, Kitchener, Ont. N2P 1L9. No flowers please.1a

1aThe Record 11 Oct 2000 
Alfred Horst Collinet
 
6787 Tombstone Reads 1887 Archibald "Archie" Collins
 
6788 Mrs. Marvin Stroh

Mrs. Marvin Stroh, 71 Earl St., died Saturday at K-W Hospital after suffering poor health for five years. She was born in Belfast, Ireland, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Collins and came to Canada in 1918. She had lived in the Twin Cities for 40 years. Surviving are her husband, to whom she was married March 30, 1921, in Toronto; a son, M. Marvin Jr.. Kitchener: and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by three brothers and a sister. The body is at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo. The funeral will be conducted in the chapel, Tuesday, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Fred Zinck officiating. Burial will follow in Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 18 Mar 1963 pg 17 
Ellen Collins
 
6789 Ethel (Collins) Edwards January 3, 1916 - October 2, 2011

Died on October 2, 2011 at the age of 95. Loving grandmother of John (Janine) Edwards of Calgary and Stephanie Edwards of Waterloo, Wanda (Bob) Westrop of Waterloo, Cheryl Fisk of Kitchener, Penny (Harold) McKittrick of MT. Bridges, mother-in-law of Audree (Mel) Riepert, great-grandmother of three and great, great-grandmother of three. Remembered by her many friends and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, William C. Collins and Ellen Louise (Porter) Collins, husband Harry Edwards, sons John and William Edwards, step-son Robert Edwards, brothers Hadley W. Collins and L. Roy Collins, sisters Val Amos and Phyllis A. Barfett. Ethel and her husband Harry were owners of the Corner Coffee Bar in Kitchener from 1952 to 1975. Friends are invited to share their memories of Ethel with her family during the visitation at Calvary Memorial United Church, 91 Gruhn St., Kitchener, (519) 744-9696 from 12:00 p.m. until the start of the memorial service at 2:00 p.m.. Condolences for the family and donations to the Organ Fund of Calvary Memorial United Church or a charitable organization of your choice and may be assisted through the funeral home by calling Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa Street South, 519-743-8900. 
Ethel Collins
 
6790 Isaac Collins son of Thomas and Sarah Collins, died near Berlin, Aug 5, 1858, age, 12 years, 3 months; survived by his parents, and a brother 2 or 3 years older than him.1a

1aChristian Guardian 25 Aug 1858 pg 186 
Isaac Collins
 
6791 TURNER, Jeanne Marie (nee Collins)

Passed away peacefully, at Lisaard House, Cambridge, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, November 7, 2016, at the age of 75 years. Beloved mother of Chad Turner, David Turner, and Kerri-Lynn Adam (Nick). Loved grandmother of Nicholas and Makayla. Dear sister of Paul Collins (Michelle). Also loved and remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents William and Edith Collins. Cremation has taken place. Jeanne's family will receive relatives and friends at Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre, 1001 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener, (519-743-8900) on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Memorial Mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament RC Church, 305 Laurentian Dr., Kitchener on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. Interment later in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Waterloo Region Record 12 Nov 2016 
Jeanne Marie Collins
 
6792 1901 Berlin Census - this man is a lodger in the home of Sarah Seymour and her daughters. Lawrinton? Collins
 
6793 BARRETT, MARGARET (Nee Collins)

On Friday morning, [October 24, 1930], at her home, 34 Bruce St. in Galt, in her 81st year. Widow of Richard Barrett. She had been sick since last April. Mrs. Barrett was born in Puslinch but had spent practically all of her life in Galt. She was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Con Spain of Detroit; Fanny of Galt; one brother, Dr. George Collins of Saskatoon; and one sister, Miss Fanny Collins of Galt. Funeral on Monday morning from her residence to St. Patrick's Church for service at 9, conducted by Rev. Father Doyle, thence to the Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers: W. V. McDougall, L. Shupe, B. J. Radigan, J. C. Wilson, E. Werstine and T. Collins. 
Margaret Collins
 
6794 Marion Grace FARR

FARR, Marion Grace Passed away peacefully, on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at KW Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, in her 89th year. Marion (Collins) Farr was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth Farr (2000). Loved mother of Marilyn (Don) McIntosh of Drayton, Jerry (Brenda) of Woodstock, Wayne (Barb) of Kelowna, BC, Larry (Renee) of Elmira, Debbie Farr of Elmira, Cheryl (Ed) Martin of Cambridge, and Tom of Waterloo; and mother-in-law of Sharon Farr of Elmira and Marg Farr of Stittsville. Dear grandmother of 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Also lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law, Audrey MacDonald and her family. She was predeceased by her parents Margaret and Lionel Collins, brother Frederick, son Russell (2010), daughter Colleen (1975) and daughter-in-law Dawn (2005). Marion Farr was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Elmira Branch #469. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 1-4 p.m. Interment will follow at 4:30 p.m., in the Elmira Union Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 11 Jul 2012 
Marion Grace Collins
 
6795 Lived with William Bowers William H. Collins
 
6796 COLLINS, WILLIAM JOHN

On Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Isabelle (Montgomery) Collins (May 21, 2002). Dear father of Robert and his wife Joan of Stratford and Gary and his wife Linda of Cambridge. Loving grandfather of five grandchildren, Leeanne Gidwani, Stephen. Kristopher, Matthew, Jeffrey. Predeceased by his parents, William and Mary Collins, his three brothers; Harvey, Edward and James and his two sisters; Marion (Rosie) Bailey and Etta Geddes. Mr. Collins, was born in Tara Ont. and moved to Cambridge, 60 years ago. He was employed at Canadian Office and School furniture, until his retirement. He was a member of Knox Preston Presbyterian Church and served on the Board of Managers, for many years and 75 year member of I.O.O.F. The family will receive friends at Knox Preston Presbyterian Church, Argyle St. N., Cambridge on Wednesday, February 25, 2004, from 12 noon until service time of 2:00 p.m., when Rev. William Bynum will conduct the funeral Service. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 23 Feb 2004 pg B7 
William John Collins
 
6797 HARE OR RABBIT SOUP.

MRS. ALLENBY.

Hare or rabbit, salt, onion, one-half pint of port or native wine, flour, pepper, cloves, one head of celery. Thoroughly cleanse in salt and water, cut into very small pieces, put into the oven in a crock with an onion pierced with cloves, and one head of celery cut fine and sufficient water to cover (the water will decrease and a little more must be added), the crock, of course, to be covered. The oven must not be very hot, and the crock may be left in until the meat will slip from the bones, then taken out and the contents strained, return the soup to the crock, adding one-half pint of port or native wine, flour to thicken, pepper and salt to the taste, allowing to remain in the oven until it is ready to boil. This soup takes fully twenty-four hours in preparation.1a

1aMargaret Taylor and Frances McNaught, The New Galt Cook Book (Revised Edition (Toronto, Ontario: McLeod & Allen, 1898). 
Betsy Ann Collis
 
6798 LUNCH OR BREAKFAST DISH.

MRS. ALLENBY.

Wrap a salmon steak a little over an inch thick in thin writing paper and fry a delicate brown.1a

1aMargaret Taylor and Frances McNaught, The New Galt Cook Book (Revised Edition (Toronto, Ontario: McLeod & Allen, 1898). 
Betsy Ann Collis
 
6799 OX-TAIL SOUP.

MRS. ALLENBY.

Two ox-tails, two slices of ham, one ounce of butter, two large slices of turnip, one leek, three onions, one head of celery, one bunch of herbs, pepper and salt to taste, two tablespoonfuls of catsup, one-half glass of port wine, three quarts water, two grated carrots. Cut up the tails separating them at the joints, wash them and put them in a stew-pan with butter. Cut up the vege-tables and add with the herbs. Put in one-half pint of water and stir it over a quick fire until the juices are drawn out. Fill up the stew-pan with water, when boiling add salt. Simmer gently for four hours or a little longer if the tails are not tender. Take them out, strain the soup, thicken and flavor with the wine and catsup, put back the tails and simmer again for a few minutes and serve. Do not forget to skim the soup.1a

1aMargaret Taylor and Frances McNaught, The New Galt Cook Book (Revised Edition (Toronto, Ontario: McLeod & Allen, 1898). 
Betsy Ann Collis
 
6800 WOODCOCK, PIGEON, SPRING CHICKEN.

MRS. ALLENBY.

Pluck, wash and clean a woodcock, pigeon, or chicken, put into the oven a few minutes to dry; if small, split down the back; if large, cut into four pieces, place in a frying pan in which plenty of butter has been put; when done, place in the oven for a few minutes and prepare a sauce-half cup tomato catsup, half cup cream or milk, with a little flour for thickening. Serve hot.1a

1aMargaret Taylor and Frances McNaught, The New Galt Cook Book (Revised Edition (Toronto, Ontario: McLeod & Allen, 1898) 
Betsy Ann Collis
 
6801 It has been reported that Henry's parents were Henry Collis and Elizabeth Brown of Isleham, Cambridge, England. Documentation needed. Rev. Henry Collis
 
6802 William Collis Sr., was born at Fordham, Cambridgeshire, England, England, in 1787, and converted at Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, in 1812. In 1817, he became a local preacher. He died the residence of his son-iin-law, Cyrus Green, of Wilmot, May 26, 1853.1a

1aChristian Guardian 31 Aug 1853 pg 187 
Rev. William Collis
 
6803 COLLUM - On November 2, 1952, at 21 Roslyn Road, David Hugh, beloved husband of Mary Jane Collum, 355 Rutland Street, St. James, aged 84 years. Funeral service Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Mordue Bros. Funeral Home, Broadway at Edmonton. Interment in Elmwood Cemetery.1a

1aWinnipeg Free Press

_________________


Birnie News - Word has been received that David Hugh Collum, who for many years farmed with his brother Wm. Collum in the Birnie district, died at his home in Winnipeg on November 2, 1952 at age 84 years.2a

2aNeepawa Press 20 Nov 1952.

____________

Birnie Budget: Dave Collum is here on a visit from Meota, SK. Dave, it will be remembered, left here with his relative Oscar Galloway some 18 months ago. They started in business together in Meota and Mr. Collum speaks in very glowing terms of the general condition of things in the west.3a

3aThe Neepawa Press. Tuesday December 31, 1912.

_______________


Beside him is Klasina "Jennie" Collum. There is no tombstone on the grave. 
David Hugh Collum
 
6804 Mrs. James Barber - the death occurred at the Galt hospital, on Wednesday afternoon, of Elizabeth Barber, wife of James Barber, Moscrip Road. Deceased was in her 73rd year and was born at Haysville, Wilmot Township, and had resided in Galt for over 20 years. She was a member of Trinity Church. Surviving are her husband, one son, William of Galt and one daughter, Mrs. J.H. Allard of Preston, also two sisters, Mrs. R.B. Puddicombe, New Hamburg and Mrs. Albert Sinclair of Toronto. The funeral took place from the family residence, Moscrip Road, on Saturday, June 23, to Trinity Cemetery, at 2:30 pm.

New Hamburg Independent Jun 29 1928 pg 1 
Elizabeth Collum
 
6805 She married James Franklin Park on 30 Oct 1895 in Brandon, Manitoba. He was born on 1865 in Canada1a

1aMaxine Woodcock 
Ella Collum
 
6806 She married William Oscar Galloway on 05 Sep 1900 in Franklin, Manitoba, son of William Galloway and Martha Clark. He died on 1946 in Chicago, Illinois.1a

1aMaxine Woodcock 
Emma Collum
 
6807 Death of Mrs. E. Hughes

Death came as a release from several months suffering for Mrs. E. Hughes at her home in Neepawa early Monday morning, March 4, and her passing is mourned by a large circle of friends. She was in her 54th year.

Mrs. Hughes was formerly Miss Inez Collum, and she was born at Kitchener, Ontario, October 25, 1886. At the age of 14 she came west with her family to Griswold, Man. Later she attended school in Winnipeg and there she married Elijah Hughes in 1907. They lived there for three years and then came to Neepawa to reside where the home has been made since.

She was a member of St. James Anglican Church and past president and life member of the Women's Auxiliary, past noble grand of Anemone Rebekah Lodge and past President of Rebekah District No. 10. She was past Mistress of Primrose Lodge No. 203, L. O. B. A. and Deputy Grand Secretary of the Manitoba Grand Lodge at the time of her death. During the Great War she was very active in I. O. D. E. work.

Surviving are her husband and two sons: Cecil, of Nelson, BC; and William at home; and two daughters, Verna of McConnell and Mrs. Shirley Williamson, at home at present; two brothers, David Collum of Winnipeg and Wm. Collum of Glenholm and four sisters, Mrs. Emma Galloway of Winnipeg; Mrs. Sarah Haselem of Kitchener, Ontario; Mrs. Ella Parkes of Superior, Ontario and Mrs.Mary Moore of St. Wallaceburg, Ontario.

The funeral will be held from St. James Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial will be made in Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa. The pallbearers will be C. T. Pedlar, Geo. Thomas, W. H. Beard, C. V. Kerr, A. P. Clarke and C. Greenhalgh.1a

1aNeepawa Press. Tuesday March 5, 1940 
Inez Collum
 
6808 John according to some family to have been born John Ernest Francis Collum b. Belleene, Enniskillen, Fermanagh Co., Uister, Ireland. Proof needed. John Collum
 
6809 John lived in Maryborough Township, Wellington Co., Ontario with his first wife Moriah Overend. John Collum
 
6810 News of Neepawa: Mrs. R. A. Moore of St. Walberg, Sask. left for home on Wednesday after a visit with her sister, Mrs. E. Hughes in Neepawa and her brother, W. H. Collum of Birnie. 1a

1aThe Neepawa Press 8 Nov 1912 
Mary Collum
 
6811 News of Neepawa: Mrs. Collum of Birnie left on Tuesday for Berlin, Ontario to spend the winter with her daughter.1a

1aNeepawa Press 13 Nov 1908 
Sarah Collum
 
6812 He married Mary (Mae) Louise Robinson on 12 Mar 1903 in Neepawa, Manitoba, daughter of Thomas Robinson and 'Katie' Catherine Godfrey. She was born on 25 Nov 1885 in Orangeville, Ontario. She died on 22 Jan 1981 in Neepawa, Manitoba.1a

1aMaxine Woodcock

_________________

May 5, 1905 - Collum brothers are busy ploughing for oats on the farm they have rented from B. R. Hamilton.

June 6, 1905 - W. H. Collum talks about closing up the road by putting up a Frost fence but Councillor Bowe is building a road on the other side of the creek. W. H. Collum is training a colt for Neepawa Exhibition.

July 4, 1905 - The Exhibition Prize Winners: Clydesdale stallion, 3 years or over - Collum brothers.

_______________

The Neepawa Press. Tuesday November 12, 1912.

Birnie Budget: That we should have a good class of horses in this district is a fact, as our old time booster, Billy Collum, has purchased from Stephen Benson of Neepawa, the celebrated sire of Mr. Benson's prize horses, "Mullah"

_____________________

Married: In Neepawa on Thursday, March 12, Miss May Robinson to W. H. Collum. 
William Henry "Billy" Collum
 
6813 She was the niece of George's brother-in-law, Charles Colombo. There were no children of this marriage. Do not know if she married again. Shown as 29 born in Canada to Canadian parents in 1930 census OH Ottawa Clay Genoa. Olive Margaret Colombo
 
6814 Harrington.-Mother Mary Harrington died Aug. 22, 1894, near Wakarusa, of paralysis, aged 81 years and 7 days. She was born in the city of Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 15, 1813. At the age of 8 years she emigrated with her parents to Waterloo county, Ontario. October 25, 1832, she was married to John C. Harrington who preceded her to the spirit world Aug. 6, 1886, at the ripe old age of 83 years, 1 month and 2 days. Of this union there are yet 10 children--4 sons and 6 daughters alive. In April, 1862, she, with her husband, moved to Elkhart county and settled in Olive township, where she resided to her death. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church, unassuming in all her Christian traits of character. Her funeral took place on Friday from the residence of her son David Harrington and interment at Shaum's where two able discourses were delivered to a large concourse of friends and relatives by Pre. Lehman and Mumaw.1a

1aHerald of Truth , Vol. XXXI, No. 18, September 15, 1894 - pp. 286, 287 
Mary Colosky
 
6815 COLTMAN, Rodney M.D, At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Wednesday February 24, 1993. Beloved husband of Margaret. Dearest father of Nicola and her husband Morgan of London England, Caroline Coltman of Toronto and Guy Coltman of Cambridge, England. Much loved Grandpa of Annabel and Emma. At Dr. Coltman's request there will be no visitation at the funeral home, cremation has taken place. A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE will be held on Saturday February 27, 1993 at Trinity Anglican Church, Blair Rd., Cambridge at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Robert Grisdale officiating. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation, 700 Coronation Blvd., Cambridge N1 R 9Z9 would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to COUTTS AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 96 St. Andrews Street. Cambridge. 1621-1650). Dr. Rodney Sinnott Coltman
 
6816 Funeral Notice. Died, At 12.10 P.M. on Monday, May 16th, 1881, Andrew Colvin, aged 80 years and 7 months. The Funeral Will take place on Thursday, 19th inst., at 10 o'clock a.m, from his late residence, Jedburgh, to Paris Plains Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited. May 16th, 1881. Recorder Print, Ayr.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Andrew Colvin
 
6817 Colvin & Fraser, Wholesale and Retail Hardware, Etc.

Their store is on Dickson street; warehouses No. 2 Hawthorn street ; 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 Walnut street. This house is one of the oldest and most reliable in the trade west of Toronto. Fifty years ago Mr. James Warnock began or organized this business, continuing until 1881, when Mr. A. C. Fraser entered the firm. This partnership continued until 1887, when Mr. Warnock retired. Mr. Fraser continued the business when Mr. Colvin entered the firm, the business being removed to the present large premises. The firm make a specialty of heavy hardware, bar iron, steel and black-smiths' supplies, and carry a heavy stock in these lines. They are also heavy dealers in coal, wood, fire-brick and oils. Their coal houses have a capacity of some 15,000 tons. Mr. Fraser is a native of the Granite City, in Scotland, coming to Canada in 1863. Mr. Colvin is a native Canadian, born near Galt. Both gentlemen by virtue of their proud nationality are the material of which sterling men are made, rising from the ranks as they have to the proud position they hold, not only as business men, but in social circles as well. Mr. Fraser is chairman of the Board of Management of Knox church and Mr. Colvin is Secretary of the Board of Management of Central Presbyterian church.1a

1a1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt  
Andrew James Colvin
 
6818 Galt House, Wm. T. Colwell, Main Street - Galt possesses several very excellent hotels, where the weary traveller may "rest and be thankful," with all the comforts of a home. Amongst the number must be mentioned the Galt House, which is located on Main Street, which is the principal thoroughfare in the town. This hotel has been established for over 35 years. It is a two and one-half story frame building, with stone foundations, and 70x100 feet in dimensions. It contains twenty-two comfortable rooms, which are well ventilated and lighted, one parlor and the largest dining room in town, office and bar. In connection with the bar is a fine lunch counter, where the choicest mutton pies, etc., in town can be had by the hungry and footsore traveller. This is the best $1.00 per day house in town or country. Special rates are made with boarders and commercial men. Employment is given to ten competent and courteous assistants. The menu is all that could be desired, while the cuisine is unsurpassed by any other hotel in the town. The stable accommodations are not surpassed by any other hotel in town. The lately deceased proprietor, Thomas Colwell, Esq., was born in Lacken, Monaghan Co., Ireland, emigrated to Canada and settled in Ayr in 1836, where for a number of years he was proprietor of the Hilborn, in connection with a store and cooper shop. He then disposed of his business and went to Galt, where he bought the Commercial Hotel; after a short interval he also leased the Queen's Hotel, and operated this hotel in connection with the Commercial. A good opportunity presenting itself, he sold the Commercial, and devoted his whole time and attention to the Queen's, where he did a very large and prosperous business with the commercial and farming patronage. Being a genial host, he was well esteemed by every one he came in contact with. After a lapse of time he disposed of his interest in the Queen's, and bought the Central Hotel, where he maintained his well-earned popularity. At the end of eight years he sold out his interest to John Colwell, and engaged the Galt House, where he superintended and anticipated the wants of the travelling pubic until his death. The mantle of the sire could not have fallen upon better shoulders than in the person of his son, Wm. Thos. Colwell, a young man possessing all those fine qualities which gave to his father such abundant success. Young man as he is, he has full control of the managerial affairs, a gentleman well and popularly known to the travelling public. He has a thorough knowledge of hotel matters, and is painstaking and attentive to the wants of his guests, anticipating all their desires; and it is in a great measure due to the attention and courteous manners, combined with rare executive abilities, that the Galt has gained such an enviable reputation throughout Canada.1a

1aIndustries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people : representative merchants and manufacturers : its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886) 
William T. Colwell
 
6819 COLYER, William H.

Of 824 King St., Cambridge, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1985, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Margaret Louise Stuermer. Mr. Colyer was born in Toronto and was a resident of Cambridge since 1958, from Kitchener. Retired from Uniroyal Ltd. of Kitchener; member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Cambridge. Mr. Colyer was predeceased by one son, Lewis. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Thursday (today), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, King Street, Cambridge, Friday, Nov. 15, at 3:30 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Nov 1985 pg D15 
William Henry Colyer
 
6820 COMEAU. Joan

Of 145 Brower St., Cambridge (P), on Tuesday, April 6, 1982, at K-W Hospital, in her 62nd year. Miss Comeau was born in the Maritimes and had been a resident of Cambridge, for 29 years from Toronto, employed at Genesco of Canada Co. Ltd. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service will be held at the Bethel Tabernacle Church, Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Apr 1982 pg 51 
Joan Comeau
 
6821 Samuel Barron Lay, b. Dec 1866 (1911 Toronto) Greece, Monroe, New York to Frederick William Lay and Delania E. Ellsworth. He worked for Kodak as a spooler. Do not know when he died. -----

Patrick Owen Comerford, b. 7 Jan 1890 Woodstock (birth date from the SS Death Index, place of birth from his Detroit Border Crossings). Died May 1968 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan (SS Death Index). Married Laura Mary Cairnie.

OVR #0?4814 - Toronto - Married 24 Aug 1914 - Owen Comerford, 24, 160 Gladstone; Ayr, On, bachelor, machinist, son of William Comerford and Mary Lynch married Laura Cairnie, 23, 10 Peel Ave; Scotland, spinster, daughter of John Cairnie and Elizabeth Moyes 24 Aug 1914 at Toronto. Witnesses: Samuel Donnan (?) and Jean Morrow.

Laura Mary Cairnie, b. 20 May 1891 (SS Death Index and Michigan Death Index) Scotland. Died 20 Aug 1878 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

As of the 1930 for Detroit, Patrick and Laura had no children. ------

Mary O'Mara Comerford, b. 18 Aug 1903, Ayr. Died 16 Nov 1990 (SS Death Index and Michigan Death Index) Detroit, Wayne. Married Charles Louis Schweitzer - no date for marriage.

OVR #043849 - Ayr - born 18 Aug 1903 - Comerford Mary O`Mara to James Comerford (bartender, Ayr) and Mary Ann Lynch.

Charles b. 22 Dec 1900 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Charles Schweitzer and Anna Fanz, his father was president of a carpet company in Toronto. Charles died 8 Jan 1979, Detroit, Wayne (SS Death Index)1a

1aEmail from Sherry Williaimson 2011 
Honora Catherine Comerford
 
6822 1871 - Andrew Common is staying with Catharine Turnbull. Andrew Cairns Common
 
6823 Died, In North Dumfries, on Monday afternoon, 18th April, at 3 o'clock. Andrew S. Common, Aged 66 Years and 11 Months Funeral On Wednesday, 20 inst., at 2 o'clock, p.m., from his late residence, Lot 21, 10th Con., to Cedar Creek Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. North Dumfries, April 19th, 1887.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Andrew S. Common
 
6824 margandfrank originally shared this to Ancestry Public Member Tree Elizabeth "Lizzie" Common
 
6825 In Memoriam Died On North Dumfries, on Sunday, January 31st, 1904, at 5.30 p.m., Janet Common, Relict of the late Andrew Slater, Aged 82 years. The Funeral Will take place from the residence of her son, Wm. Slater, Sprague's Road, on Tuesday afternoon, February 2nd, at 2.45 o'clock, to Mount View Cemetery. Service at the house at 2.30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation. Galt, February 1st, 1904.1a

1aCity of Cambridge Archives Funeral Card Collection 
Janet Common
 
6826 Died, In North Dumfries, on Saturday, 7th April, Martha Common, Relict of the late Andrew Common, In her 62nd Year. Funeral From the residence of her late husband, North Dumfries, on Monday, 9th inst., at 2.30 o'clock, p.m., to Cedar Creek Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. North Dumfries, April 7th, 1888.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Martha Common
 
6827 margandfrank originally shared this to Ancestry Public Member Tree Martha Common
 
6828 Died In Beverly, on Wednesday, Sept. 24th, 1902, at 1 o'clock a. m. Mary Common, Relict of the late John Douglas, In her 87th year. The Funeral Will take place from the residence of her son, James Douglas, Lansdowne Avenue, Galt, on Friday afternoon, Sept. 26th, at 2 o'clock, to Mount View Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Galt, Sept. 24th, 19021a

1aFuneral Card of Mary Common 
Mary Common
 
6829 margandfrank originally shared this to Ancestry Public Member Tree Mary Common
 
6830 Died, In North Dumfries, on Wednesday, May 8, Richard D. Common, formerly of Dayton, Ohio, aged 33 Years and 6 Months. You are respectfully requested to attend the Funeral, which will take place on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the residence of William S. Elliott, 9th Concession, N. Dumfries, to the Galt Cemetery. North Dumfries, May 9, 1878.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Richard Dixon Common
 
6831 In Loving Memory at the bottom right. Died/ At his father's residence, Clyde, on/ Friday, April 23rd,/ Robert,/ Youngest son of Adam Common/ Aged 19 years./ The funeral/ Will take place from his father's resi-/ dence, on April 25th, at 3 o'clock/ p.m., and proceed to Mount View/ Cemetery, Galt./ Friends and acquaintances will please accept this/ intimation./ Beverly, April 24th 18971a

1a
Funeral Card of Robert Common 
Robert Common
 
6832 P. 690, No 517:
A-517: In Her Majesty's Surrogate Court of the County of Waterloo
Be it known that on the twenty second day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine the last will and testament of Anthony Compass late of the Township of Woolwich in the County of Waterloo, laborer, who died on or about the twenty fourth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine at the Township of Woolwich aforesaid, and who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at the of Woolwich in the said County of Waterloo, was proved and registered in the said surrogate court a true copy of which said last will and testament is hereunder written and that the administration of all and singular the personal estate and affects right and credits of the said deceased and any way concerning his will was granted by the aforesaid court to Francis Anthony Compass, of the Township of Woolwich in the County of Waterloo Yeoman the sole executor named in the said will he having been just sworn well and faithfully to administer the same by paying the just debts of the deceased and the legacies contained in his will so far as he is hereunto bound by law, and to exhibit a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the said estate and affects, rights and credits and to render a just and true account of his executorship whenever required by law so to do.

(Transcript of Will)
This Instrument Witnesseth that I Anthony Compass of the Township of Woolwich County of Waterloo and Province of Ontario, Labourer being of sound mind memory and understanding, do make publish and declare this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making null and void all former last Wills and Testament and writings in the nature of last wills and testaments by me heretofore made. My first Will is that my funeral charges and just debts shall be paid by my executor hereinafter named.
The residue of my estate and property which shall not be required for the payments of my just debts funeral charges and the expenses attending the execution of this my last will and testament and the administration of my Estate. I give devise and dispose thereof as follows.

To wit:
First I give and devise to my beloved wife Margaret Compass the use of all my personal property that I am possessed of at my decease except my bed which I will to my Granddaughter Maria Compass for her own use for ever.

Second I give and bequeath to my son Francis A. Compass the sum of Twenty five Dollars for his own use and behoof forever.

Third The residue of my property to be divided equally share and share alike between my sons Morand Compass, Francis A. Compass and my daughters children, John Bechtel, Joseph Bechtel and Eliza Bechtel and [blank] Becktel, the four children to have one third of my estate together.

Fourth And I do nominate and appoint my son Francis A. Compass my executor of this my last will and testament
In witness where of I the said Anthony Compass have hereunto set and subscribed my name and affixed my seal this Twentyeth day of August A.D. on thousand eight hundred and sixty nine.

(signed Anthony Compass)

Signed sealed and declared by the said Anthony Compass to be his last will and Testament in the presence of Peter Winter, Jacob Ruth who at his request and in his presence have subscribed their names as witnesses hereto in the presence of each other.

Signed Peter Winter and Jacob Ruth, both of the Township of Woolwich in the County of Waterloo.1a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

 
Anton Compass
 
6833 Staying at James McMillan's Inn. Joseph Conan
 
6834 Where The Rivers Meet   Picturesque Conestoga Pretty Woolwich Village

CONESTOGO CHURCHES SEE PROSPEROUS DEVELOPMENT

Lutherans Made Beginnings In 1850 And Have Finest Country Church In Ontario; Methodists Organized 1865 Erecting Church In 1878; M.B.C. Church Built 1888.

PETER SHUPE INSTRUCTED SINGERS

When the village was quite young and since a larger number of its residents had come from Germany where the church had long been established, the newcomers, about 1850, accomplished the organization of the Lutheran congregation, the oldest of the four church bodies represented in Conestogo. The first years were rather hard sailing but by perseverance it became established on a solid foundation.

Rev. Bindeman, then resident between Berlin and Waterloo, had the honor of organizing the congregation here and also became its first pastor, administering to its wants for several years. Rev. Werth of St. Jacobs, succeeded him in 1853 and in this year the congregation purchased land and built its first church wherein it had the privilege of worshiping for 39 years. In 1855, Rev Huschman, who was pastor for Waterloo and Petersburg congregations, was chosen pastor until 1857, when Rev. Werth again became pastor for several years. In 1860, Rev. Stahlschmidt of Heidelberg, assumed charge and during his 11 year pastorate he introduced the first constitution for the congregation.

From 1871 to 75 the congregation was administered by Rev. Salinger from Elmira. In 1876 the Waterloo and Conestogo Lutheran congregations became a parish with Rev. J. Schneider as pastor until 1881, when he resigned and went to Russia to labor in the cause of his church while Rev. J. Braun became his successor and labored in this charge until 1885. He was succeeded by Rev. Buettner until 1887, when connections with Waterloo as a parish were severed and a new parish formed with Bridgeport and Breslau congregations with Rev. Julius Badke as pastor until late in 1889. Rev. J. Goos accepted a call and served until 1896.

New Church Built During his term in 1892 the old church had become too small and the present fine building was erected and dedicated on Nov. 6th of the same year. Rev. Goos after 6 ½ years' pastorate resigned to accept a call from Brant Township. In the same year, 1896, Rev. H. Walbaum entered on his duties here. In 1897 the congregation bought two bells which were installed and which have since performed their duties to call the flock to the House of God. In 1900 Rev. Walbaum resigned and Rev. H. Rembe became the next pastor.

About this time the congregation in Breslau dropped out of the parish and shortly after their place was filled by Linwood. In 1901 the congregation bought the late David Stauffer property, in the early days the Wm. Hendry home, as a parsonage, for since the pastorate of Rev. Goos in 1889 the ministers were residing in this village. In 1904 after serving four years Rev. Rembe resigned to accept a call from St. Paul's church, Hamilton, and his successor Rev. O. Lincke of Egg Harbor, N.J. was called. His pastorate lasted seven years during which Linwood again dropped out of the parish. In 1911 when the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary was established he was chosen as its first dean and professor and as such took up his work in Waterloo's famous institution. In the beginning of the Ne Years 1912, Rev. H. P. Hansen commenced his labors as pastor and continued until 1916 when Rev. Geo. Weidenhammer, a graduate of Waterloo College under Prof. Lincke, was called to succeed Rev. Hansen. The fact that his home was in Alberta where there existed a great scarcity of young men to administer to the religious wants of the ever increasing settlers and as he was continually being pressed by his home synod he decided to follow their call and left here in 11918 to take charge of a parish in Laird, Sask. We have just recently read that during the past summer he had been appointed travelling missionary, in the interests of the English speaking Lutherans thruout the west. The next pastor, also a Waterloo graduate, Rev. R. Brenner served but two years when he resigned to enter the services of the Missouri Synod. Following the vacancy Rev. C. Zarnke entered upon his duties here in Sept, 1921. Very soon the pastorate of St. Jacobs and Conestogo was separated, the latter retaining the services of Rev. Zarnke who has labored here very successes fully since. In 1922 the interior of the church was remodelled and an addition built to it, so that it is now one of the finest country churches in the province.

Methodists Organize The second denomination to start work within the village were the Methodists who about 1865 commenced holding services in the frame school house near the Oswald corner. Besides various local men and Rev. Jacob Freshman who supplied for the mission, the following pastors, Rev. Ferguson, Mills, Williams, Coopman and Scott served in rotation from Kitchener to which place the congregation belonged until about 1877 when a separation took place and was joined to Elmira as a parish. In these years the Sunday school of this church was called into life when Dr. W. J. Passmore, one of the influential men of those days, organized it as a Band of Hope, in which he as ably assisted by Mrs. Geo. Wright and Miss Perine. Sunday school was held in Oswald's Hall for some time and later, when the congregation was in possession of its own place of worship it was removed there under its new name, the Methodist Sunday school. It was soon joined by the Presbyterians and Mennonites and the result was a union Sunday school for a number of years.

Among those members prominent as supporters to their cause in the early years were Mr. Geo Wright, Dr. Passmore, Mrs. M. B. Perine, Geo. McIntyre, Albert Heidlinger, Menno Snider, John B. Snyder, N. S. Bowman and I. E. Bowman.

Immediately after the formation of the Elmira-Conestogo parish the itinerant system was inaugurated and services were held every four weeks for several years.

Church Erected In 1878 the present church building on the eastern entrance to the village was erected at a cost of approximately $1600 and shortly after sheds were also built.

The formal opening of the church was in the hands of Bishop Wrightman of Guelph.

From the year 1878 the following ministers have served the congregation in rotation: Messrs. J. W. Cooley, Dean, McCullough, Berry, Snowden, J. Wass, R. Hall, J. W. Colling, W. C. Watson, W. Vollick, S. M. Roadhouse, R. W. Scanlon, C. W. Cousins, J. Kulp, P. Webster, J. W. Jewitt, and C. W. Cole the present incumbent, who has yet several years of his term to serve.

The leading members of the present congregation are: Messrs. W. S. Wright, Byron Schwartz, Geo. Schiubein, W. J. Snider, Milton Weber and Peter S. Musselman. The little brick church which is going well on to its 50th year is still serving the purpose and may likely answer for quite a number of years more.

Mennonite Church The organization of a third denomination was brought about when a number of the so-called Woolwich Mennonites excluded from their membership about a dozen families, composed of residents of this village and the surrounding territory.. These not content with the treatment received at the hands of their brethren went together and about 1877 organized what was commonly known as the New Mennonite congregation. This later became the Mennonite Brethren in Christ or M.B.C. church. They held meetings in private homes for a short time and later conducted their services in the new Methodist church erected in 1878, where service was held every other Sunday forenoon. During this time Rev. Frank Moyer, Rev. Moses Weber and Rev. Bolender administered to their religious wants with Reb. Sol Eby following about 1887. In 1888 the congregation built their own church, a commodious brick building which was dedicated in November of the same year. Since the days of it's organization the congregations of Breslau, Conestogo and Puslinch township formed a pastorate.  (Continued on Page 2, Col. 3) The latter however dropped out in later years, when a M. B. C. church was opened in Hespeler. A 4-year pastoral term system was adopted by this denomination with many changes in ministers as a result. The 4-year term was later shortened to a 3-year term. Rev So. Eby remained pastor until about 1891 and since then the following pastors have been in charge of the congregation: Messrs. Menno Bauman, Amos Eby, Moses Weber, Samuel Stauffer, Peter Cober, Cyrus N. Good, Ephraim Sievenpiper, Silas Cressman, Falius Lehman, Louis Raymer, Harvey Frey and Ephraim Sievenpiper, the present pastor who is having his second term.

Immediately after organization the congregation steps were taken to educate the children in their religion. A Sunday school was started and having no church wherein to take up the work the M.B.C. church joined in with the Methodists and Presbyterians who had also a small congregation and were using the Methodist church on alternate Sundays with the Mennonites for service. They formed a union Sunday school which existed till the erection of the M.B.C. church in 1888. The veteran choir master, Peter Shupe, has given material aid to the singing by teaching classes during several winter terms. In its early days this congregation numbered somewhere about 35 members of which but two brothers survive, Christian Scheifele of St. Jacobs and Aaron near this village. In its early years this congregation took in a wide territory, having several members resident in West Montrose. Today the members are centred pretty much in and around the village. Other Organizations About 40 years ago the Salvation Army also started work in our midst, and for some time had quite a number of adherents which soon dwindled down one by one, so that very soon the Salvation Army was no more. About 35 years ago a band of about 25 was organized to further music and social entertainment in the village. This band did splendid work and existed for some years, when it died a natural death after it had been under the able leadership of the late Geo. A. McIntyre for a few years.


[Pg 1] Premier King Early Visitor Among the many people who have chosen this village and its picturesque vicinity to spend some of their leisure days was Canada's most worthy son and present Premier, the Hon. W. L. Mackenzie King, who on more recent visits to the village has recalled those pleasant holidays and made particular reference to the splendid time passed in our midst in his teen years.



RETAIL BUSINESS WAS VERY BRISK Charles Hendry Opened First Retail Store And Was Postmaster; Village Attracted Doctors, Shoemakers, Tailors and Blacksmiths In Early Days.

The large number of manufacturing plants employing a large number of men created room for the opening of a general store which was done by Charles Hendry who began on a small scale in a building put up for the purpose.

First General Store Business soon outgrew the capacity of the building, so a larger one was erected which was occupied as a general store for some years and then as a drugstore. In this building some five years ago O. Stroh opened a general store. After vacating this store Charles and Wm. Hendry built what is now the township hall and later the large brick building where they continued in business for about thirty years.

This building contained a large hall where the early township councils held their meetings and the sessions of the division court were also held there.

Early Mail Delivery The building also contained the post office with Chas Hendry as postmaster, presumably the first. Prior to the opening of the post office a free mail deliver was in use, whenever the courier happened to get the mail (continued on Page 2, Col 4) (In those days very little) in Berlin (now Kitchener) and deposit each man's mail in a rudely made receptacle placed along the roadside. The name of Geo. Steuernagel will be quite familiar with some of the direct descendants of the pioneers of Conestogo, as a mail courier.

Second Store A second store was opened later by John B. Snyder and Noah S. Bowman in a building adjoining the Snider flour mill. After continuing for some fifteen years, they dissolved partnership, leaving the latter to continue in business while the former went to St. Jacobs. Very son after Mr. Bowman bought out the Charles Hendry business and conducted it until sold out to his son George who kept it until his death six years ago. The building in recent years secured by Huehn Bros. who again opened a general store with Oscar and Herbert Huehn in charge.

Third Store A third store came into existence about the time the store previously mentioned had commenced doing business. The latter was also situated in the eastern limits and was the property of Philip Decker who was appointed postmaster after Charles Hendry had gone out of business. Upwards of 30 years the post office was in Mr. Decker's hands. He was later succeeded by the present postmaster, Jac. Kienzle.

Shoemakers Besides the foregoing business men in pioneer days and later there were others, among them a Mr. Hoffman who was the pioneer shoemaker followed in later years John Schumaker and John Klemmer and later by Geo. Scheubein who has been engaged in the footwear line for upwards of 40 years.

Early Blacksmiths Blacksmith's work was very extensive in the early days. There were first Henry Shoemaker and also Cole Bros. Closely allied with this trade is the wagon maker in which capacity Joseph W. Weber and Isaac Weber served the public for many years. These were followed by Aug. Bergman, Henry Good, Emanuel Bauman as blacksmiths and these again by Allan Good, Valentine Gies and Jacob Kienzle, of which the former two are still in business in the village. Wm. Cole followed the Webers as wagon maker and during the last years he was in business another wagon maker, Charles Hass, opened up but discontinued after some years. Since that time general repair men have taken up this line of work, Henry G. Hachborn doing it at present.

Following the opening up of the four mill and its extension a cooperage was opened. In this business Jacob Cuntz figured in the early days and the business still in possession of his son Jacob is done on the same premises.

Medical Attention It was found that somebody was required to look after the welfare of man and beast and the work of a veterinary surgeon was taken up by Mr. Lippert and later on by a M. Teft, while in later years veterinarians had located here for short times only. In the interests of mankind medical aid was obtained chiefly from Berlin until about 1875 when Dr. Passmore opened a surgery connected with an up-to-date drug store, which he conducted until about 1890 when he removed from our midst. He was followed by Doctor Wells, Grant and Evans since whose days medical aid again has had to be obtained from outside sources.

Watch Repairing A further business for which the village was widely known was that of the watchmaker or jeweller in which capacity Geo. Pfaff figured in the sixties and seventies, and about 1890 one of our native sons Isaiah Shoemaker commenced but after a few years left for greener pastures.

Tailor Shops In the early sixties there was a tailor, Joseph Gilles and a short time later Joseph Ritzer also opened out in this line in the building now the township hall. The former continued here till his death, while the latter with his sons who had been interested in the work removed to Indiana. N. S. Bowman had a tailor business in connection with his general store and Daniel Gabel, Geo. Bergman and others catered tho this trade. About 12 years ago Wm. Lederman opened a shop and has continued until the present time while several years ago Ed. J. Pfeffer also started in this trade and is at it today.

As a weaver, John Dahmer was well known, prior to his death some 20 years ago. A son, Martin, followed the father's trade for a short time and then gave it up and nobody has taken it up since.

The tinsmith days date back to the time of Mr. Levan and Geo. D. Dahmer has been in business here for upwards of 40 years.


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BRIGHT PROSPECTS IN DAYS WHEN FIRST SETTLERS CAME

Early Settlers Moved Into Woolwich Township Following Oxtrails; Conestogo Founded On Prominent Location Between Rivers; Varied Industrial Enterprises Existed About 1850.

MANY SUBSTANTIAL BUILDINGS

In the beginning of the 19th century the fertile lands and thickly wooded forests of the Township of Woolwich attracted the attention of settlers from the state of Pennsylvania as well as that of immigrants from Germany who were seeking a living under conditions better than existed in the vast country they came from. these people as the first settlers of the township took up land in isolated parts there. As more followed it soon became necessary to build some sort of a roadway as a guide to settlers to find their way thru the dense forest.

Tradition has it that these early settlers in making this road followed the trail of the oxen which may explain our present too well known irregular roads running in all directors thruout the township and more particular those close to the rivers of which there are quite a few.

These rivers lose tot which the early settlers had erected their homes were swarming with fish and the forests with deer, bears and many kinds of smaller game which served as a means of livelihood. Besides there were innumerable wolves hovering about much to the discomfort of their new neighbors. Before the white man came the Indians had a very favorable abode along the Grand River from the Junction of the Conestogo River north. Here were valuable hunting grounds and relics of the Redmen have been found on the lands along this section of the stream up to the present day.

Provisional Roadways

As years went by, the settlers increased. Improvements were started in the early years so that about 100 years ago provisional roadways had been made replacing the trails. it was necessary to establish settlements where the necessaries of life could be obtained, and as the section near the junction of the Grand and Conestogo rivers appeared to be a very promising location, on an elevation of about 1100 feet above the level of the sea level and with the beautiful Grand River valley to is north and that of the Conestogo to the south, the present village of Conestogo was founded here. The writer has not been able to obtain any facts as to the exact date of the founding but it must have been 100 years ago.

Earliest Inhabitants
The first inhabitants of the baby village were of German and Pennsylvania Dutch stock which made a good combination of exemplary citizens with pluck and energy such as was required for insuring a stead and healthy growth. Various tradesmen soon opened places of business which began to prosper.

When about 20 years old, about 1845, the village could boast of quite a number of establishments. There were already established a foundry, saw mill, furniture factory, oat mill, distillery, four hotels, two brickyards, three blacksmiths, two wagon makers, shoemaker, cooperage, harness maker, tailor, general store, veterinary surgeon, lime burner, several carpenters and mason. For education there was a school while for spiritual welfare preparations were underway and about 1850 a congregation was formed.

Centre of Activity
About this time when all these places of business were flourishing, quite a number of men were employed with prospects of becoming a future town. but by this time Berlin, about 8 miles distant and somewhat older in years, had also been setting a nice pace. Being more centrally located and with better facilities it became the centre of business. As a result, not many years after the prospects of little Conestogo vanished. Gradually most of the businesses disappeared leaving buildings and in some cases but bare walls. In others not even so much remained to mark the spot of their once thriving existence.

With the means of earning power gone things went from bad to worse as the working man followed business in the trek to more flourishing places where he obtained work more to his liking or in his line of trade. Not so however the ordinary villager who had come to make this his home and was making history for his descendants in years to come. through pluck and integrity those who remained began improvements by erecting more substantial homes and sold places of business. Foundations were laid for a nice wide street bordering which were planted rows of young maple trees which have since grown and increased in beauty until now. Conestogo has the distinction of being one of the most beautiful villages in Ontario. With the fine wide and clean street goes the fact that all homes are surrounded by beautiful and well kept lawns.

From the homes of these stalwarts of years ago have gone forth and are now scattered over the four corners of the world in all walks of life, boys and girls who have developed into men and women of fine character. These include the ordinary man and many prominently engaged in business. Some are teachers and some preachers actively engaged at home or in christianizing the world in heathen lands.

Conestogo Agent Gathered Facts
The Daily Record offers its readers today a comprehensive survey of charming Conestogo, Waterloo country's leading summer resort. This historical review will be found replete with many interesting facts concerning the primitive settlements, the early business venture and the beginnings of churches and schools. Credit for the compilation is due to the efforts of Mr. Noah Stroh, the Daily Record's enterprising representative in the pretty village.


CONESTOGO'S LEADING SON

Of all native-born Conestogians who decided to enter the struggle of life outside the home village and who have been more or less successful in their undertakings, none has achieved a higher position nor become more prominent and respected among his fellow-citizens than the present distinguished representative for North Waterloo in the Dominion Parliament.

William D. Euler, son of Henry Euler. He was born in this village. In the public school he had the reputation of being a very bright  scholar under the well known pedagogue the late Geo. A. McIntryre. After working for a number of years he again managed to take up educational studies in the Berlin High School from which he graduated and became a very successful teacher. Later on he held a position in various business colleges and finally became principal. He obtained ownership of the business college in Berlin (now Kitchener) where he entered the municipal field and became in 1913-1914 its Chief Magistrate. He entered the field for federal honors in 1917 as the Independent Liberal standard bearer and was successful. There the Conestogo working boy has worked himself up gradually to his present important position in life. [picture of W. D. Euler, M.P. who was born in Conestogo]


Conestogo Directory
A director of the village business men of the present day is as follows: Snider Flour Milling Co. Ltd., millers; Jacob Cuntz, cooper; Allan Good, Valentine Gies, blacksmiths; Huehn Bros., Oscar Stroh, general stores; Jacob Schweitzer, grocery; Geo. D. Dahmer, hardware and tinsmith; Jacob Schweitzer, hotel; Edward Pfeffer, William Lederman, tailors; Letson and Winfield, garage; Bank of Nova Scotia branch; Moore Hill, harness maker; Geo. Schiubein, shoemaker; Oliver Scheifele, agent and willow specialist; Henry W. Ebel, flax manufacturer; M. C. Stroh, brick and tile maker; Henry G. Hachborn, general repair shop; Henry Holle, architect, contractor, and bailiff of the Division Court district; Oscar Huehn, division court clerk; Otto Koch butcher; Jacob Kienzle, postmaster and automobile agency; Miss Marion Schweitzer, music teacher; Misses Ethel Wilkinson and Florence Bradley, teachers; W. J. Snider, Township clerk and Noah Stroh, Daily Record agent.

Township Council Returned in 1904
In 1904 the Woolwich Township Council which in the early years had held its sessions in Hendry's Hall and later on in Wideman's Hall, St. Jacobs, decided to return to this place. A small building was purchased and the meetings have been held there since. About the same time Walter J. Snider was appointed township clerk to succeed John L. Wideman of St. Jacobs.


FLOUR MILL WAS FIRST INDUSTRY Built By David Musselman In 1845; Farmers Came Forty Miles Distant; Distillery, Pain and Furniture Factories And Foundry Have Disappeared; Flax Mill and Brickyard Still In Operation.

PETER KIRCH OLDEST VILLAGER

All lands in the early days was in the hands of large holders. Where the village now standing was part of a large holding belonging to David Musselman who himself lived on the western side of the village. It was this man Musselman who started the wheels of Conestogo running by beginning the very important business of flour milling. This was urgent owing to the extreme distance that settlers had to hand for their supplies as all these were brought in on horseback from Dundas.

The Milling Industry

In 1845 the flour mill was built, also a saw mill, both run by waterpower, obtained from the waters of the conestogo river diverted to these plants thru a raceway nearly a mile in length, the building of which was a colossal piece of work.

Mr. Musselman did not continue long as a miller, for in 1850 he sold the saw and grist mill with the property belonging to them to Henry Snider who conducted both for some years. The saw mill was finally abandoned and the mill taken away. More time was devoted to the flour mill which had attained wonderful proportions so much so that a new building on a far larger scale was put up equipped with more machinery.

About this time it was a common occurrence for farmers to come 40 and 45 miles with their wheat, so that very often from 20 to 30 teams stood waiting at this mill for their chance to unload. After a very successful term, Mr. Snider turned over his interests here to one of his sons Menno who remained at the head until about 1916. During this time he suffered reverses and a severe fire in 1904 wiped out the mill with its contents together with the storeroom for wheat all of which was lost.

New Mill Erected
Work was at once commenced on a new building of brick which was fitted with the most modern milling machinery. A few years later a large elevator was also erected to take the place of the one destroyed by fire. About 1916 the flour mill was taken over by Walter J. snider, son of the late Menno Snider and grandson of the late Henry Snider, who in 1919 also purchased the interests of the snider flour Moll in St. Jacobs. A joint stock company with W. J. Snider as president and manager has been operating both mils since then, under the name of the Snider Flour Milling Co., Limited.

Large Hotel Business
The years following the inauguration of flour milling turned out very satisfactory from a business point of view, as mills were few and far between.

Farmers were obliged to come 40 miles and more with their wheat, which made it necessary for them to stay over night and often taxed the accommodation of the four existing hotels. Those did a flourishing business until conditions changed and the long hauls were no longer necessary. When trade began to lessen one by one the hotels closed down until of the original hotel men, Messrs. Kurtis, Spaetz, C. Steuernagel, J. Cuntz, Ph. Oswald and M. Schweitzer, only the latter two remained. Finally Martin Schweitzer was the sole survivor. He continued in business until 1894 when the hotel was sold to his son Jacob who has been a worthy successor until the present day.

Old Time Distillery
Another important business with the promise of a bright future was the distillery owned by a Mr. Fields. The products of the distillery were considered a household necessity by the early settlers and were used quite freely. We have it on reliable authority that the genuine unadulterated article cold in those days be obtained at 25 cents per gallon and at times for even less than that. Consequently it was used almost as freely as water particularly by the farmers. As years went by natural conditions were not so rosy and the distillery went out of existence and at the present day nothing is left to mark the spot where it once stood except part of the foundation walls.

Paint Factory
Another industry at one time doing a large business which however shared the same fate as the distillery was the paint manufactory run by a Mr. Sills. Paints in powder form were here produced until fire destroyed the plant and all that remains is the colored land where it was once located. [e-mailed to Chris VD Apr 26. Offered to send article.]

Furniture Business
There was also a furnished factory where quite a number of men were employed. There was a good demand (Continued on Page 2, Col. 4.) for these products in the early days and they were produced from the saw logs which were teamed in.

Iron Foundry
In the western end of the village was erected a brick building in which was located an iron foundry where a Mr. Mulhearn manufactured stoves, plows, etc for a short time when it went into the hands of So. Kaufman who however soon closed down. This building, a solid brick structure, is to this day serving as a stable on the late Dilman Snyder property.

The Flax Mill
The flax mill, property of Perine Bros., was another of Conestogo's early industries and unlike some of the others has stood the test of time until the present day. It has been a valuable asset to the village. When Perine Bros. erected the mill the land was just being broken and flax mills were not very plentiful. Farmers came long distances to the flax mill here where a large staff of men, woman and children were employed in the various processes of turning the raw material into the finished product. The mill was furnished with up-to-date machines to assist in the work. These were driven by water power, obtained from a big overshot waterwheel, the remains of which have lately been unearthed. When a new water power system was installed the old waterwheel was replaced by a steam plant.

The name Perine was connected with the flax mills for many years. The partnership between the brothers William and Moses was dissolved in the sixties and the latter had charge until the eighties when it was turned over to his son, Edward A. Perine, who continued in business until his death. Since that time it has passed thru several hands. Geo. Gerbig disposed of it to Messrs. Ebel and Bowman, later Ebel and Foerster. The latter soon dropped out, leaving Henry W. Ebel as owner until the present day.

An Aged Villager
Peter Kirch, our oldest resident, who entered the employ of the Perine Bros., in their early days and later was foreman for many years, has been spared in possession of his good memory, to relate many interesting reminiscences of the flax industry in its early days.

Brick and Tile
Another business that has stood the test of time and that has made Conestogo famous is the brick and tile making industry which has had a varied career. The mode of manufacturing then was very primitive as these products were entirely handmade. This methos was on use in several brickyards right in the village. These were later abandoned and Karl Haack started a new yard a mile west of the village where he soon installed machinery for the making of bricks. These were used on buildings that went up about 1855.

The brick made here were of exceptional quality and a beautiful red color and many buildings in the nearby city and towns give testimony to this fact. Karl Haack sold his interest in the brick business to his son Edward who had charge of it for quite a few years when it again fell back in the hands of the elder Haack and he in turn resold it to Henry D. Dahmer. It remained in his hands for many years, and was discontinued some years ago owing to want of material.

White Brick Manufactured
Some 30 years ago Henry Holle started a new yard making white brick and tile. this later was sold to William Loebsack and again to Ebel and Foerster. Henry D. Dahmer again purchased this plant and after a few years sold to Melvin C. Stroh, the present owner, by whom great improvements have been made. In late years when building was not so brisk and brick not so much in demand, there was a great call for drain tile of which large quantities are made in the season's operations. [Pg 1 picture of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kirch] [Collage of pictures of buildings]


LOG HOUSE SERVED AS PIONEER SCHOOL

Charles Peterson Was First Teacher; G