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9001 Dettweiler, Orie Glenn, son of Isaiah and Lucinda (Bechtel) Dettweiler, was born at Breslau, Ont., July 5, 1931; died of a heart attack at Breslau, Ont., Dec. 16, 1989; aged 58. On May 1, 1954, he was married to Joyce Lambke, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Mary Carr), 3 sons (Ross, Lynn, and James), 4 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Harold, Ward, and Clarke), and 4 sisters (Margaret, Mary, Ruby, and Norma). He was a member of Breslau Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held on Dec. 20, in charge of Erwin Wiens; interment in Breslau Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald Volume 83, Number 4 January 23, 1990 pages 61, 62. 
Orie "Glen" Dettweiler
 
9002 Ruby was a daughter of the late Isaiah & Lucinda (Bechtel) Dettweiler. Beloved wife of Silvin Roth who she married October 15, 1960. Dear mother of Doug (Linda) of New Hamburg, Sharon (Ray)Bonnell of Kitchener, Gary (Joan), Linda, Jewel (Brian) Cressman, all of New Hamburg. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren David (Angela), Brad, Lisa, Chrissy (Chad), Raylee, Janine, Melody, Holly, Ian, Joy, Curtis, Bethany and Amy and by great-grandchildren Taylor, Katelyn, Kenneth, Courtney, Shelby, Capri & Austin, with whom she enjoyed Christmas dinner on December 26th. Also sadly missed by brothers Harold (Margaret)Dettweiler, Clarke Dettweiler, Ward (Beatrice) Dettweiler, by sister Norma Dettweiler, by brothers-in-law John Sayer, Freeman (Carolyn)Roth, John Watson and by sisters-in-law Joyce Dettweiler, Ethel Roth and Helen Roth. Ruby was predeceased by brother Glenn, sisters Margaret (Laverne) Good and Mary Sayer, sisters-in-law Katherine Dettweiler, Ruth Dettweiler, Luella (Lloyd) Zehr, Nelda Watson, and brothers-in-law Henry Roth & Nelson Roth. Ruby was a faithful member of Grace Mennonite Church, where she contributed gifts in many ways. She pieced numerous comforters for relief in her latter years. She gave generously and selflessly of her time to help her family, and many people were recipients of her gardening skills. Her wit and sense of humour will be missed by all. She was a remarkable cook and entertained many guests at her table. In her earlier years she cooked meals for the needy at the House of Friendship in Kitchener. Friends and relatives called at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg until Tuesday Jan 1st, 2008 when transfer was made to East Zorra Mennonite Church, 16th Line for the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Howard Bean and Earl Koch officiating. Burial to follow in 19th Line East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery. "I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course, I have kept the faith... II Tim 4:7." Ruby Lucille Dettweiler
 
9003 Rudolph Detweiler," the third in family, was born August 9th, 1807, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was married to Susannah Bingeman who was born February 5th, 1812, died April 5th, 1892, Shortly after their marriage they moved on a farm near Bloomingdale where they resided until his death which took place December 15th, 1889."

Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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DETWEILER.-On the 15th of December, in Bloomingdale, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Bro. Rudolph Detweiler, aged 82 years, 4 months and 6 days. He was born on the 9th of August 1807 in Montgomery Co., Pa. His father and grandfather were also called Rudolph. He was married on the 8th of July 1832 to Susan Bingeman who now survives him, but who is much afflicted and entirely helpless. They had 6 sons and 8 daughters, all of whom except one, are living, and there were 63 grandchildren, 47 living, and 14 great-grandchildren-3 living. May God bless the aged widowed sister and her children in their bereavement.

Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVII, Number 1, January 1, 1890 - page 13, 14, 15 
Rudolph W. Dettweiler
 
9004 Dettwiler.-Abraham K., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abraham W. Dettwiler, was born near Floradale, Ont., Oct. 20, 1862; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., after a brief illness, May 4, 1949; aged 86 y. 6 m. 14 d. He spent some of his early years in Michigan, took up residence in St. Jacobs, Ont., in 1913 and lived there until his death. On March 12, 1893, he was united in marriage to Veronica Sauder, who preceded him in death nearly twelve years ago. To this union were born 8 children, 3 of whom died in infancy. Surviving are 3 daughters (Sevilla, St. Jacobs, Ont.; Mrs. Annie Ramer. Markham, Ont.; and Laura-Mrs. Eden Cressman, St. Jacobs), 2 sons (Enos, West Montrose, Ont.; and Reuben, Floradale, Ont.), one sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Culp, Wakarusa, Ind.), 16 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church from his youth. Funeral services were held at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church on May 6, in charge of Roy S. Koch.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 20 - May 17, 1949, page 485, 486, 487 
Abraham K. Dettwiler
 
9005 Dettwiler, -- Reuben, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Dettwiler, of St. Jacobs, Ont., was born in Brutus, Mich., July 6, 1901; passed away Jan. 16, 1951; aged 49 y. 6 m. 10 d. On Dec. 12, 1923, he was united in marriage to Ella Weber. He leaves to mourn his departure his loving companion, 3 children (Fern-Mrs. Osiah Horst, Manheim, Ont.; Leeta-Mrs. Melvin Horst, West Montrose, Ont.; and Gladys, at home), also 4 grandchildren, 1 brother (Enos, West Montrose), 3 sisters (Mrs. Annie Ramer, Markham, Ont.; Laura-Mrs. Eden Cresssman, and Sevilla, both of St. Jacobs.), and a wide circle of relatives and friends. His death was caused by an attack of pneumonia and a stroke caused by an attack of pneumonia and a stroke. He was ordained to the office of deacon at Elmira, Ont., Dec. 15, 1929; five years later Nov. 11, 1934, he was ordained a minister; May 11, 1947, he was ordained a bishop. The funeral was held Jan. 19 at Dreisinger's Funeral Chapel, conducted by Moses Roth, followed by a service at the Floradale Church with O. D. Snider and J. B. Martin in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining church.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLIV , Number 7 - February 13, 1951 ---- page 166, 167 
Bishop Reuben Dettwiler
 
9006 Aaron B. Detweiler," was born May 24th, 1853. He is married to Elizabeth, daughter of John Z. and Magdalena (Schlichter) Detweiler. She was born May 26th, 1853. They reside on his father's old homestead near Roseville where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of seven children, namely: VII Ida, VII John, VII Naomi, VII Norman, VII Orpha, VII Elma, and VII Bessie Elizabeth."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Aaron B. Detweiler
 
9007 Shantz, Abbie, daughter of Noah B. and Nancy (Weber) Dettweiler, was born at Bloomingdale, Ont., July 26, 1880; died at the K-W Hospital, Jan. 7, 1968; aged 87 y. 5 m. 12 d. On June 6, 1945 she was married to Titus Shantz, who died Feb. 1, 1964. Surviving are 3 stepchildren (Melvin F., E. Clare, and Anna-Mrs. Elton Cressman), 2 brothers (Isaiah and Norman), one sister (Mrs. Nancy Kinzie), and 4 grandchildren. She was a member of the Cressman Church, Breslau. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Jan. 9, with Robert Johnson and Laurence Martin officiating.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXI, Number 6 - February 6, 1968 p. 134, 135, 136. 
Abbie Detweiler
 
9008 Abel Detweiler," resides at Unionville, Michigan. He is also a miller. His wife was Martha Simpson."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Abel Detweiler
 
9009 Woman, 84, Succumbs To Injuries Sustained In Fall Down Stairs

Mrs. Benjamin Hilker, 84, died at her home 505 High street, at 3:30 yesterday afternoon. A week ago Saturday Mrs. Hilker fell down the basement stairs in her home and suffered severe injuries from which it was imposible for a person of her age to recover.

Abigail Detwiler was born in Roseville, Ontario, December 22, 1844. When four years of age she moved with her parents, to Port Elgin, Ontario, where she lived until her marriage to Benjamin Hilker on January 22, 1869. After their marriage, in 1873, Mr. and Mrs. Hilker moved to Lansing, Mower county, where they lived on a farm for twelve years. In 1885 they moved to Austin which was the family home for 43 years.

Benjamin and Abigail Hilker were converted to the German Evangelical church at Port Elgin, Ontario, and were baptized in Lake Huron. They united with the United Brethren church in 1870. To them were born five children: Mrs. Dell Roberts, who died eleven years ago, January 22; Mrs. Eugene Fairbanks of Yakima, Wash.; J. W. Hilker of Rochester; A. F. Hilker and Mrs. C. E. Pitcher of Austin. All of the children except J. W. Hilker of Rochester were with their mother when death came. Mr. Hilker died September 10, 1905.

For the past three years Mrs. Hilker has been in failing health and has had the care of a trained nurse. Up until that time she took all the care of her own home on High street. She had also always been an active worker in the W. R. C.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Jordan Mortuary with Rev. Warner Johnson of the Methodist church officiating. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.1
1Austin Daily Herald" Austin, Mower Co., Minnesota Tuesday May 22, 1928 
Abigail Detweiler
 
9010 Abraham Detweiler," was born April 10th, 1816, and died in infancy."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Abraham Detweiler
 
9011 Abraham Detweiler," was born July 25th, 1820. He died in infancy."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Abraham Detweiler
 
9012 Abraham W. Detweiler," is married to Barbara Koch. They reside at Brutus, Michigan, where he is farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham W. Detweiler
 
9013 Abraham Z. Detweiler," was born July 13th, 1830. He resides in Preston, Ontario. He was married twice, first to Rachel Bechtel and after her decease to Martha Weber. His family consisted of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Z. Detweiler
 
9014 Adaline Dettweiler," was born September 9th, 1866."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Adaline Detweiler
 
9015 Alice Jane Detweiler," was born June 1st, 1867. On April 2nd, 1890, she was married to John W. Battler. They reside near New Dundee where he is engaged in farming. They have no family"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Alice Jane Detweiler
 
9016 Amanda Jane Dettweiler," was born June 11, 1875."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Amanda Jane Detweiler
 
9017 Amos S. Detweiler," was born December 10th, 1859. He is a farmer and resides near Brown City, Lapeer County, Michigan. He is married to Sarah Shantz. To them are born three children, namely: VII Elva, VII John Carr, and VII (son) name not received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Amos S. Detweiler
 
9018 Anna Detweiler," was born December 19th, 1827. She was married to Joseph Erb and resided in Elmira, Ontario, where he died October 22nd, 1870. At present she has her home with her son Ephraim who resides in Michigan. She had eight children, namely: Vi Ephraim, VI Hettie, VI Mary, VI Phoebe, VI Catharine (dead), VI Jacob, VI William, and VI Joanna."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Anna Detweiler
 
9019 Anna Abigail Detweiler, born March 17th, 1882."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Anna Abigail Detweiler
 
9020 Anna W. Detweiler," was born at Roseville, Ontario, July 21st, 1844. On May 21st, 1861, she was married to Adam B. Cassel, a farmer. They resided in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, where he died some years ago. To them was born a family of five children, namely: VI Milton, VI Oliver, VI Lovina, VI John, and VI Jacob"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Anna W. Detweiler
 
9021 Barbara Ann Dettweiler," was born October 4th, 1879."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Barbara Ann Detweiler
 
9022 Barbara Annie Detweiler, was born February 18th, 1869. She is married to John McGurn. They reside in Salem, Ontario, and have a family of one child named VIII Maggie Victoria."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Barbara Annie Detweiler
 
9023 Benjamin Detweiler," son of Jacob and Susannah ( Rosenberger) Detweiler, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, November 23rd, 1813. When nine years of age he came to Canada with his parents who settled in North Dumfries Township, near Roseville, where young Benjamin was raised. On October 10th, 1837, he was married to Elizabeth Kennedy, a native of Inverness, Scotland, where she was born June 7th, 1820. Soon after their marriage they moved on a farm near Roseville, where they resided twenty years, thence they moved on a farm near St. Jacobs where they lived eleven years, then they sold out and moved to Port Elgin where they made a stay of four and one-half years. From here they moved back to old Waterloo County and settled at Cetreville where they resided for three and one-half years. In 1878 they moved to Berlin where they still reside. To them was born a large family:"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Benjamin Detweiler
 
9024 Benjamin Detweiler," was born April 7th, 1855, and died at Centreville."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Benjamin Detweiler
 
9025 Caroline Detweiler," is unmarried and has her home with her mother."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Caroline Detweiler
 
9026 Catharine Detweiler," was born March 12th, 1825. She was married to Rev. Samuel Schlichter and resided a little east of New Dundee, Ontario, were she died March 23rd, 1860. She had six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Catharine Detweiler
 
9027 1. Christian Detweiler (Mr. Detweiler1) was born 30 APR 1802 in PA, and died 3 DEC 1861 in Montgomery Co, PA. He married Catherine Heebner 15 JAN 1824 in PA & resided Perkiomen Twp, Montgomery Co, daughter of Abraham Heebner and Catherine Rittenhouse. She was born 5 JAN 1804 in PA, and died 3 APR 1897 in Montgomery Co, PA.
Children of Christian Detweiler and Catherine Heebner are:
+2i.Abraham Detweiler was born 12 MAY 1825, and died 3 AUG 1888.
+3ii.Samuel H. Detweiler was born 18 FEB 1827, and died 16 FEB 1916.
+4iii.Margaret H. Detweiler was born 16 JAN 1829, and died MAR 1911.
+5iv.Mary Detweiler was born 8 NOV 1831 in Montgomery Co, PA, and died AFT 1903.
+6v.Enos H. Detweiler was born 4 AUG 1834.
7vi.Catherine Detweiler was born 5 NOV 1837. She married Peter H. Good . He was born 28 DEC 1835.
 
Catharine H. Detweiler
 
9028 Christian Detweiler," is married to Susannah Janzen. They reside at Brutus, Michigan, where he is farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Dettwiler. - Pre. Christian W. Dettwiler was born in Canada, Dec. 31, 1844; died at his home near Brutus, Mich., from apoplexy, April 1, 1917; aged 72 y. 3 m. 1 d. He is survived by a widow, 6 children, and 3 *greatgrandchildren. The remains were laid to rest in the Mennonite Cemetery west of Brutus, April 4, W. P. Mosher officiating. God called him,

"Come, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joys of thy Lord."

Transcriber's note : *greatgrandchildren, typed as written2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume X, Number 4 - April 26, 1917, pages 70, 71
 
Christian Detweiler
 
9029 Christian Detweiler," the eighth member in the family, was born July 22nd, 1836. He is unmarried and resides with his brother, Enoch."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Christian Detweiler
 
9030 Christian Detweiler," resides where now is the farm of Absalom Snyder, near the Wanner Meeting House. This he sold and moved to Perth County, near St. Marys, where he died. He was married to Mary Ann Campbell and had a family of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Christian W. Detweiler
 
9031 Christina Detweiler," was married to John Bretz. They resided a little north-east of Hespeler, near boundary line of Guelph Township. She had a family of two children, namely: V Jacob and V Nancy."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Christina Detweiler
 
9032 Daniel B. Detweiler," was born April 10th, 1860. He is engaged as a travelling agent for The J. Y. Shantz & Son Button Co. He resides on Ahrens Street, Berlin, and was married to Amanda Albright who was born May 19th, 1864, and died September 11th, 1893. His family consists of three children, namely: VII Bertha May, VII Milton, and VII George Franklin."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby


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DANIEL B. DETWEILER 1860-1919

Daniel B. Detweiler was one of the three "fathers of hydro" in Ontario. After years of hard effort, in association with others, his dream of hydro electric power as a provincial undertaking became a reality. He travelled dusty county roads on his bicycle seeking the support of councils in the project.

A cairn erected in 1935 in his native Roseville is a monument to his participation in the enterprise. In 1963, Ontario Hydro named the transformer station at Petersburg after him. In 1918 he developed water power near Michipicoten on Lake Superior and organized the Algoma factory and in 1901 joined a shoe company.

Detweiler was a leading member and President of the Board of Trade and a member of the Kitchener Light Commission2a

2aThe Waterloo Region Hall of Fame website 
Daniel Bechtel Detweiler
 
9033 Daniel K. Detweiler," was born April 26th, 1843. He resides in the township of Wallace, Perth County, where he is engaged in farming. He is married to Elizabeth Schneider. To them are born four children, namely: VII John Henry, VII George, VII Jacob, and VII Eliza."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Daniel K. Detweiler
 
9034 David Detweiler," died, aged four days."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
David Detweiler
 
9035 Effie Detweiler," the youngest in the family, was born February 14th, 1879."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Effie Detweiler
 
9036 Elias Detweiler," resides near Winterbourne, Ontario. He is married to Mary Bryden."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elias B. Detweiler
 
9037 Elizabeth Detweiler," died young."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Detweiler
 
9038 Elizabeth Detweiler," is married to Enos Snyder. They reside two miles north-east of Bloomingdale."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Detweiler
 
9039 Elizabeth Detweiler," was born February 14th, 1833. She is married to Moses Bechtel. They reside at Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan, where he is farming. To them were born eight children, namely: VI Abigal (dead), VI Emanuel, VI Samuel, VI Hannah, VI Nancy, VI Susannah, VI Ellen, and VI Anson."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Detweiler
 
9040 Elizabeth Detweiler," was born October 2nd, 1811. On February 22nd, 1831, she was married to Benjamin Snyder who was born July 4th, 1808, and died May 25th, 1892. They resided near Roseville, Ontario, where she died September 7th, 1840, leaving a family of six children, namely: VI Susannah, VI Lydia, VI Sarah, VI Nancy, VI David, and VI Eliza."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Detweiler
 
9041 Elizabeth Detweiler," was married to Rev. David Witmer. They resided near Guelph Road, about three miles north-east of Hespeler. They had a family of seven children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Detweiler
 
9042 Elizabeth S. Detweiler," was born May 26th, 1853. She is married to Aaron B. Detweiler. They reside at Roseville where he is engaged in farming. The family is composed of seven children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth S. Detweiler
 
9043 Snyder, Elizabeth, daughter of H. B. and Mathilda Dettweiler, was born at Zurich, Ont., March 14, 1864; died at the home of her youngest son, Leroy, near Vestaburg, Mich., Jan. 9, 1957; aged 92 y. 9 m. 25 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour at the age of 15, was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church at 17, and was a faithful Christian until death. She became a charter member of the Zion Mennonite Church, Vestaburg, Mich., when it was organized in 1914. On Oct. 11, 1887, she was united in marriage to Abraham Snyder, Bloomingdale, Ont., who preceded her in death on April 23, 1945. To this union were born 3 sons and 4 daughters, 3 of who have preceded her in death. Surviving are 4 children (Hannah-Mrs. David Ropp, Alma, Mich.; Abram and Leroy of Vestaburg, and Lydia-Mrs. Otto Beach, Edmore), a foster daughter (Marie-Mrs. Ivan Brubacher, Bright, Ont.), 20 grandchildren, and 45 great-grandchildren. Funeral services at the Ferris Center Church of Christ where in charge of Erie E. Bontrager, assisted by Lowell Grubbs, pastor of the Church of Christ, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume L, Number 10 - March 5, 1957-page 238, 239 
Elizabeth S. Detweiler
 
9044 Elsie Eletia Cecilia Detweiler," was born August 2nd 1873. She is unmarried."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Elsie Eletia Cecilia Detweiler
 
9045 Emma Detweiler," born Oct. 12th, 1871."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Emma Detweiler
 
9046 Emmaline Detweiler," was born July 17th 1858. She is married to William Beattie. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged in manufacturing brushes. Family consists of three children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Emmaline "Emily" Detweiler
 
9047 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection

Description: Black and white, group, studio portrait of the children of Enoch Detwiler and Abigail Bechtel. Family members are identified as follows, from left to right: (back row) Noah, Hannah, Suzannah, Aaron; (middle row) George, Mary Anne, Jacob; (front row) Sarah, Dan.

Inscriptions:
Reverse: Family of Enoch Detwiler and Abigail Bechtel
Left to right: Back row: Noah, Hannah, Suzannah, Aaron
middle: George, Mary Anne, Jacob
front: Sarah, Dan
 
Rev. Enoch R. Detweiler
 
9048 Enoch Detweiler," was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, March 7th, 1818. In 1822 his parents moved to Canada and settled a little west of Roseville, Ontario, where he was raised. On January 18th, 1842, he was married to Abigail, daughter of George B. and Mary (Shoemaker) Bechtel. She was born near Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, October 8th, 1821. After their marriage they moved on his father's old homestead where they resided until his death which took place September 18th, 1874. When a young man he was converted unto the Lord and soon thereafter joined himself with the Mennonite body. On June 5th, 1859, Mr Detweiler was ordained as a minister of the Gospel for the Detweiler field of labor. In all his sermons and exhortations he urged upon his followers holiness of life, and uprightness and godliness in all manner of conversation. What should it benefit one to be a full believer in the tenets of Simon Menno, if his actions did not conform thereto, and his walk be upright and pure. In a holy and consecrated life, therefore, as he taught, did all christian godliness consist. But in the midst of his days the arrow of death bore our beloved minister, brother and friend from the scenes of his life's activity, and from the companionship of his beloved wife and family besides that of his faithful circle of followers, and his freed spirit winged its course beyond the skies where we are promised rest from all our labors. His widow has her home with her son, Aaron, who resides on the old homestead. She is quite active yet for a person of her age. Their family consisted of ten children" 1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby


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Roseville Mennonite Church (Detweiler Meeting House)

Services began in homes in the area with the arrival of the first settlers around 1822. A first meeting house was built about 1830 approximately a half-mile west of Roseville, on the south side of the road. One acre of land on the northeast corner of Lot 37, Concession 11, North Dumfries Township, was transferred from Samuel C. Snyder. The deed for the property was dated 1830, but it was not registered until August 1842. A stone meeting house was built in 1855 just slightly east of the old log meeting house; the church was dedicated on November 25, 1855 by the congregation's first minister, Jacob F. Detweiler. Henry Shantz, Enoch Detweiler and Solomon Gehman were the ministers who followed Jacob F. Detweiler.

Sunday School began in 1924 and in 1933 Young People's Bible Meetings were organized. The latter meetings were held in conjunction with those of the Blenheim Mennonite Church. A Sunday School classroom was added to the Detweiler church in 1956.

Moses Bowman, a layman from First Mennonite Church in Kitchener, was ordained minister to Detweiler Mennonite Church in 1938 where he continued to serve until the time of his death in 1964. The small congregation was served by visiting ministers until it disbanded in January 1966. Some of the remaining families are reported to have joined with Blenheim Mennonite Church at that time.2a

2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Rev. Enoch R. Detweiler
 
9049 Enoch W. Detweiler," was born near Roseville, Ontario, September 8th, 1836. He was married to Victoria Willits. They reside on his father's old homestead where he is engaged in farming. To them is born a family of seven children1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Enoch Wismer Detweiler
 
9050 Ephraim S. Detweiler," was born February 16th, 1856. He resides at Brown City, Michigan. He is married to Nancy Bear and to them were born three children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Ephraim S. Detweiler
 
9051 Esther Detweiler," was born December 25th, 1836. She resides in the town of Berlin. She was married to Samuel Weaver, deceased. To her were born two children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Esther Detweiler
 
9052 Esther Detweiler," was married to Henry Schiedel. They resided at Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan, where she died, leaving twelve children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Esther Detweiler
 
9053 Hettie Detweiler, is married to Albert Snyder. They reside about two miles north-east of Bloomingdale."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Esther Detweiler
 
9054 Euphemia Detweiler," resides in Whitby, Ontario, where she is engaged in the millinery business. She was never married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Euphemia Detweiler
 
9055 Fannie Detweiler," the eldest, is unmarried and resides with her mother."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Fannie Detweiler
 
9056 Rev. George B. Detweiler," was born January 6th, 1846. His boyhood days were spent on his father's farm near Roseville, Ontario. When about eighteen years of age he commenced to teach school in S. S. No. 6, Waterloo County, where he taught for some time, from here he went to Roseville where he was engaged in farming. On November 27th, 1870, he was married to Harriet, daughter of Isaac B. and Anna (Wismer) Tyson. She was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, November 2nd, 1844. At present they reside near Sherkston, Welland County, Ontario, where he is the owner of a beautiful farm. They belong to the River Brethren Denomination of which body he has been ordained a minister some years ago. Up to present he has proved to be very successful in his ministerial calling. He is a good worker in the Lord's vineyard and seems to be gifted with a natural power of making many friends. His sermons are never long but always very pointed and convincing. During the time of his ministry the congregation has, on his field of labor, increased in membership. His family consists of six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Detwiler, George Bechtel (1847-1931).

George Bechtel Detwiler was born near Roseville in Waterloo Co., ON. A Mennonite, he married Harriet Tyson, a Brethren in Christ from Pennsylvania, in 1870. Four years later he joined her denomination. After teaching school for several years, he moved in 1885 with his family to a farm near Fort Erie, where he became a minister in the Bertie congregation and helped organize the first Sunday school in at least two Ontario Brethren in Christ congregations.
In 1899 the Detwilers moved to Abilene, KS where he became first associate editor and a few months later editor of his denomination's paper, Evangelical Visitor. In 1902 the editorial offices and the Detwilers moved to Harrisburg, PA. Although he did not accept the doctrine of sanctification that was being increasingly favored in the Brethren in Christ Church, he endeavored in his editing to maintain a balance between opposing positions on the doctrine. This editorial policy, however, led in 1918 to his replacement as editor by Vernon Stump, a strong holiness advocate. Thereafter, under Stump, Evangelical Visitor became a holiness paper. From 1917 to 1925 he taught Bible at Messiah Bible College (later Messiah College). Throughout his life he was a respected Bible commentator and Bible conference speaker.1a

1a
Sider, E. Morris. "Detwiler, George Bechtel." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1990. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 Nov 2005

 
Rev. George B. Detweiler
 
9057 George Leslie Detweiler," born April 28th, 1885."1a

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George Leslie Detweiler
 
9058 George William Detweiler," was born September 16th, 1875."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
George William Detweiler
 
9059 Gregorius Detweiler, " Tradition has it that the ancestor of this family, was a native of Switzerland and came to America at a very early date and was one of the first settlers of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.§ According to the information received from the late Rudolph Detweiler† of Bloomingdale, Ontario, the old pioneer's name was I Gregorius* and his family consisted of five children, but he gave the names of only three, namely: II Joseph, II Hanes, and II Heinrich."

§ We find the name Dettweiler mentioned in the early documents pertaining to Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

† This information he gave the writer on the day he was 75 years of age (Aug. 9th, 1872).

* So the writer was informed by Mrs. Philip Holm and also by Rudolph Detweiler.

This information is given by the writer as he received it from various branches of the Detweiler family.1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Gregorius Detweiler
 
9060 Hannah Detweiler," is married to Isaac Good. They reside at Brown City, Michigan."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Hannah Detweiler
 
9061 Hannah Detweiler," was born December 17th, 1855. She is married to David Huber, a photographer. They reside on Queen Street, Berlin, but he has his place of business in the town of Waterloo. Their family consists of four children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Detweiler
 
9062 Hannes Dettweiler," was born about the year 1738. He resided in Montgomery or Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It is not known to whom he was married but he had a son named III Jacob who was born about the year 1765. He married Mary Margaret Harley and had a large family, namely: IV Jacob, IV John, IV Joseph, IV Abraham, Iv Christian, Iv Catharine, IV Elizabeth, IV Polly, and three others whose names were not received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Hannes Detweiler
 
9063 Heinrich Dettweiler, the youngest of the three brothers, may have been born as late as 1745. It is not known to whom he was married nor what family he had. One of his sons named III Rudolph was born in 1771, was married and had a family, namely: IV John, IV Henry, IV Rudolph, IV Susannah, IV Christian, IV Elizabeth, IV Christina, and IV Nancy.
N. B.--We shall first give the descendants of IV Jacob Dettweiler, father to Deacon John Z. Dettweiler, then the descendants of III Rudolph Dettweiler, father of IV Rudolph Detweiler of Bloomingdale, and last the descendants of IV Rev. Jacob Detweiler, father of V Rev. Enoch Detweiler."1a

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Heinrich Detweiler
 
9064 Henry Detweiler," is married and resides with his brother, Jonas, in Missouri, U. S."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Henry Detweiler
 
9065 lives with brother Jonas. Henry Detweiler
 
9066 Henry Detweiler," resides in Maitland, Virginia, He is married to Matilda Snyder."1a

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Rev. Henry B. Detweiler
 
9067 Henry W. Detweiler, was born January 8th, 1804, and died July 29th, 1878. He was never married."1a

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Henry W, Detweiler
 
9068 Henry Z. Detweiler," was born October 10th, 1822. He was accidentally killed on Jordan Railway Bridge by a passing express train, September 16th, 1884. He was never married."1a

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Henry Z. Detweiler
 
9069 Hettie Detweiler," is married to Joseph Knutson. They reside in Mount Vernon, Ohio."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Hettie Detweiler
 
9070 Irene Detweiler," born August 12th, 1878, died October 18th, 1882."1a

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Irene Detweiler
 
9071 Isaac Detweiler," the eldest in family, is married to Elizabeth Wideman. They reside at Brutus, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. To them are born six children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Detweiler
.--Isaac Detweiler was born in 1828 in Waterloo Co., Ont., and died in Travers (sic) City, Mich., Aug. 13, 1909; aged 81 y. 8 m. 7 d. He leaves a wife and six children, 4 daughters and 2 sons. Interment at the Hooley Corners Cemetery. Funeral services conducted by Aldus Brackbill. Text, Eccl. 12:7. May God, who is rich in mercy, comfort the bereaved family, and may the departure of our beloved brother be the means of drawing others heavenward. John Overholt2a

2a1909 Gospel Herald - Vol. II, No. 23 - September 2, 1909, p. 367 
Isaac Detweiler
 
9072 Isaac Detweiler," was born December 11th, 1841. He is a saddler by trade and resides in Port Elgin, Ontario. He is married to Catharine Busch, and has a family of four children, namely: VII Alexander, VII Albert, VII Charles Edward, and VII Lillian."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Detweiler
 
9073 Dettweiler. - Israel, son of Henry and Matilda Dettweiler, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Nov. 27, 1859; passed away Jan. 13, 1948; aged 88 y. 1 m. 17 d. On Oct. 4, 1886, he was united in marriage to Lydia Wideman, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Mrs. Walter Goudie, Mrs. Susanna Smith, Mrs. Forest Vader, all of Caro, Mich.; and Mrs. Floyd Wilson, New Lothrop, Mich.), 25 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and two sisters (Mrs. Elisabeth Snyder and Mrs. Susanna Switzer, Vestabrug, Mich.). Three sons (Albert, Elmer, and Elden) predeceased him. In 1888 he moved with his family to Tuscola Co., Mich. About 1920 he and his wife moved near Caro. Early in life he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was baptized a member of the Mennonite Church, remaining a member throughout his life. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Colwood United Brethren Church, in charge of Donald King. Burial was made in the Almer Cemetery, near Caro.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLI, Number 6 - February 10, 1948, pages 142, 143.  
Israel Detweiler
 
9074 Jacob Detweiler," second son of Jacob and Mary (Funk) Detweiler, was a native of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where he was born November 25th, 1778. On December 15th, 1803, he was married to Susannah Rosenberger who was born in the same county as Mr. Detweiler, January 15th, 1781. When a young man he was called to the ministry of the Mennonite body, but when the Funkite question was brought up he would not give his decision in favor of either party. However, after his coming to Canada he was an active worker in behalf of the Mennonite church until his death. In 1822 they, with others, moved to Canada and settled in North Dumfries Township, Waterloo County, a little west of Roseville, on the farm now possessed by their grand-son, Aaron B. Detweiler. Here they resided until their deaths. She died September 9th, 1847, and he died August 8th, 1858. To them was born a family of ten children"1a

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A-2-1 Jacob Detweiler Sr. Last Will and Testament of Jacob Detweiler the Elder, formerly of the Township of North Dumfries, Yeoman, deceased…the will is committed to Samuel Snyder and Benjamin Snyder, both of the Township of North Dumfries, Yeomen, the Executors named therein…

I, Jacob Detweiller Senior of the Township of North Dumfries…First I Will and ordain that my funeral expenses and all my just debts shall be paid as soon as possible on convenient after my decease. I Will and ordain that all the residue of my estate shall be divided into nine equal shares or portions and that my sons and daughters shall have each a share, and that the children of my deceased daughters Elizabeth and Nancy have one share each which has to be distributed equally amongst them, but the shares of those who are under age to remain in the hands of the Executors on interest to be delivered over to them when they arrive at the years of majority. And also that my daughter Susanna's portion of legacy be kept in the hands of the Executors when they think that she or her heirs will most need it. And that my two sons Enoch and Benjamin shall have their portions after all the rest of my family have had their portions or legacies. Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my two sons in law, Samuel Snyder and Benjamin Snyder Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.

Witnessed by Robert Worsley, Benjamin D. Snyder and Enoch Detweiler
Will dated 3rd August 1858
Proved 13th October 1858
Died 8th August 1858
No Inventory1a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Rev. Jacob Detweiler
 
9075 Rev. Jacob B. Detweiler," was born October 6th, 1844. When first married he followed farming and resided first on one of his father's farms near Roseville, then he moved on the farm now owned by Louis Schweitzer, near Bridgeport, Ontario. From here he moved to Berlin where he was engaged in the button works. Some years ago he entered the ministry of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ for which body he has been an active worker ever since and has through his labors proved to be the means of bringing souls unto Christ. In May, 1894, he moved to Didsbury, Alberta, N. W. T., Canada, where he is engaged in mission work. May the Lord crown his labors among those North West people with a glorious success in bringing souls unto Christ. On March 18th, 1866, he was married to Harriet, daughter of Jacob Y. and Barbara (Biehn) Shantz. She was born August 31st, 1844. They have no family."1a

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Roseville Mennonite Church (Detweiler Meeting House)

Services began in homes in the area with the arrival of the first settlers around 1822. A first meeting house was built about 1830 approximately a half-mile west of Roseville, on the south side of the road. One acre of land on the northeast corner of Lot 37, Concession 11, North Dumfries Township, was transferred from Samuel C. Snyder. The deed for the property was dated 1830, but it was not registered until August 1842. A stone meeting house was built in 1855 just slightly east of the old log meeting house; the church was dedicated on November 25, 1855 by the congregation's first minister, Jacob F. Detweiler. Henry Shantz, Enoch Detweiler and Solomon Gehman were the ministers who followed Jacob F. Detweiler.

Sunday School began in 1924 and in 1933 Young People's Bible Meetings were organized. The latter meetings were held in conjunction with those of the Blenheim Mennonite Church. A Sunday School classroom was added to the Detweiler church in 1956.

Moses Bowman, a layman from First Mennonite Church in Kitchener, was ordained minister to Detweiler Mennonite Church in 1938 where he continued to serve until the time of his death in 1964. The small congregation was served by visiting ministers until it disbanded in January 1966. Some of the remaining families are reported to have joined with Blenheim Mennonite Church at that time.2a

2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Rev. Jacob B. Detweiler
 
9076 Jacob R. Detweiler," was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, December 15th, 1807. He was married to Anna, daughter of Isaac and Anna (High) Wismer. She was born in Lincoln County, Ontario, in 1808. They resided at Roseville, Ontario, on the farm now possessed by their son Enoch. Here they resided until their deaths. He died July 2nd, 1885, and her death took place November 5th, 1871. To them was born a family of eleven children, of whom the eldest seven, namely VI Isaac, VI Daniel, VI Benjamin, VI John, VI Jacob, VI Barbara, and VI Susannah died in infancy. The following arrived at maturity and are still living1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Rosenberger Detweiler
 
9077 It is not known just when the first log meeting house of the Hallman congregation was built. However, on June 1, 1847 a one-acre plot of land, for a meeting house and burial ground, was deeded from Adam Unger to trustee, Jacob H. Detweiler. This land was east of Roseville on the northwest corner of Lot 31, Concession 11 of North Dumfries Township, and on the south side of the Blenheim or Roseville Road, which was built westerly from Galt. A stone cairn made up of old tombstones stands on this property today.1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
Jacob Y. Detweiler
 
9078 Jacob Dettweiler," son of Jacob and Mary Margaret (Harley) Detweiler, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, March 27th, 1789. He moved to Canada in 1822 and settled near Blair, Ontario. On March 11th, 1813, he was married to Mary Gottwals. She was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, May 12th, 1790, and died April 10th, 1816, leaving two children. After his first wife's decease he was married to Esther Ziegler, December 31st, 1816. She was born November 15th, 1794, and died January 23rd, 1883. He died August 7th, 1875. His family consisted of ten children"1a

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Jacob Y. Detweiler
 
9079 Jacob Z. Detweiler," was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, January 17th, 1820. He was married to Hannah Schlichter. They resided on a farm in the township of Waterloo, three miles south-west of Blair until shortly before his death when they moved to Berlin. He died March 16th, 1880. On October 12th, 1893 she was married to her second husband, Christian D. Rosenberger. The family of Jacob and Hannah Detweiler consisted of seven children"1a

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His log cabin that he built on the east part of Lot BNS4 west of Blair was given by the Caryndale congregation to the Ontario Pioneer Community Foundation in the early 1970's, the restored cabin is now the weaver's shop at Doon Heritage Crossroads in Kitchener. 
Jacob Z. Detweiler
 
9080 Originally in Waterloo Township moved to Doon Hertiage Crossroads and now known as the "Weavery". Constructed about 1845 it is now used to recreate a how a indepenent weavery would operate. Jacob Z. Detweiler
 
9081 The mill was originally called the Ferrie Mill. Jacob Z. Detweiler
 
9082 Capt. James L. Detweiler was a marine engineer working to establish the Powell River Paper Company in 1910. He worked as an engineer in the Royal Navy in WW1 and with the Fishermans Reserve on the West Coast of Canada during WW2. His was awarded a medal for his service. He later was captain of the MV Norcrest. He and his wife Hannah had once had there homes in San Francisco and Savary Island

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James Longmire Detweiler
 
9083 GOETZ, Jean Catherine

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Sunday, January 31, 2010, at age 84. Beloved wife of the late Melvin Leonard Goetz. Loving mother of Wayne, Paul, Judy, Larry, Nancy, Randy, and Lori. Dear grandmother to 18 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Survived by 6 brothers and 1 sister. Predeceased by her parents, Harold and Ruby Detweiler, son Bryon Goetz, 2 brothers and 1 sister. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As per Jean's request there will be no funeral service. Cremation to follow.

Waterloo Region Record death-6 Feb 2010 
Jean Catherine Detweiler
 
9084 John Detweiler," the eldest, resides in Elkhart, Indiana. He is married to Elizabeth Wenger."1a

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Detweiler.-On the 2d of October, 1906, in Elkhart, Ind., of kidney troubles, of which he suffered greatly for two weeks, Bro. John B. Detweiler, aged 73 Y., 5 M., 26 D. He was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., April 6, 1833. He had been a resident of Elkhart county for half a century and lived in Elkhart for the past six years. Bro. Detweiler is survived by his wife, four sons, three daughters, six sisters and tour brothers. Bro. Detweiler was a man of peace and so conducted himself that no one should be offended by him. He was truly one of the quiet people of the land, and his quiet, peaceable and friendly disposition won for him the esteem and friendship of the entire community, which was made manifest by the very large concourse of relatives and friends that had gathered at his funeral to show the last tribute of love to his memory. It is estimated that at least 1,000 people were present. Services were conducted at the home in Elkhart by John F. Funk and H. A. Anglemoyer, and at Yellow Creek M. H., where the burial took place, by Christian Weaver and David Burkholder, from the text, "For me to live is Christ; for me to die is gain" (Phil. 1:21). The following friends from a distance were present: Noah Detweiler (a brother of the deceased) and daughter, and four sisters from Waterloo Co., Ont.; Mrs. Isaac Good (a sister) and her three sons and two daughters from Branch Co., Mich.; also two brothers of Sister Detweiler, Isaac Wenger and wife and Simeon Wenger of Caledonia, Kent Co., Mich. The Lord bless the bereaved family and give them grace to say with submissive hearts, "Thy will be done."2a

2aHerald of Truth Vol. XLIII, No. 41 Week 2: October 11, 1906, page 389  
John B. Detweiler
 
9085 John E. Detweiler

John Edgar Detweiler, 85, of 60 Homewood Ave., died yesterday of a heart attack. He had been suffering from a heart condition for some time. Born in Blair on July 17, 1881, he was a son of the late Samuel S. Detweiler and Emma Knutsen. He was employed as a shipper at the Cluett-Peabody and Co. of Canada Ltd. Mr. Detweiler was a past master of the Twin City A.F. and A.M. and a member of the Kitchener chapter of R.A.M. His wife, the former Stella McCormack, predeceased him in 1932. Surviving are two sons, Jack McCormack Detweiler of New York and James of Kitchener, two brothers, Dr. H. K. Detweiler of Toronto, and James of Victoria, B.C.; also three sisters, Mrs. Grace Shearer and Miss Margert Detweiler of Kitchener and Mrs. C. D. Reid of Victoria, B.C. Remains are resting at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home pending funeral arrangements. Burial will be made in Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 2 Dec 1946 pg 13 
John Edgar "Edgar" Detweiler
 
9086 John Detweiler," was born February 15th, 1845. He is a blacksmith by trade and resided at quite a few places. When living at Bying Inlet, Ontario, his wife Margaret Dodds, died, leaving two children, namely: VII William John and VII Phoebe Jane. After the decease of his wife he went to Petoskey, Michigan, from there he left for parts unknown. Nothing heard of him for some years."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John K. Detweiler
 
9087 John Detweiler," the eldest in family, was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, January 1st, 1805. He was married to Nancy Dodge. They resided at Port Elgin, Ontario, where he died some years ago. His family consisted of ten children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John R. Detweiler
 
9088 John Samuel Dettweiler," was born September 1st, 1877."1a

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John Samuel Detweiler
 
9089 John W. Detweiler," died, aged nearly three years."1a

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John W. Detweiler
 
9090 John W. Detweiler," was born August 26th, 1802. In 1826 he was married to Barbara Wenger who was born December 14th, 1804, and they moved near Conestogo, Ontario, on the farm now possessed by John Burnett. Here he died June 22nd, 1852. To them were born twelve children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
John W. Detweiler
 
9091 John Z. Detweiler," was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, October 16th, 1817. On November 12th, 1844, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of John Schlichter. She was born June 26th, 1825. After their marriage they settled on a farm in North Dumfries Township, about three miles south-west of Blair. Here they resided until April, 1887, when they moved to Berlin where they have since resided. In 1865 he was ordained deacon among the Mennonites for the Hallman and Detweiler fields of labor. To them were born ten children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Deacon John Z. Detweiler
 
9092 Jonas Aaron Dettweiler," was born March 27th, 1883."1a

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N.B.-- The younger five are all home with their parents. 
Jonas Aaron Detweiler
 
9093 Jonas Detweiler," resides in the town of Berlin. He is married to Hannah Eby."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jonas B. Detweiler
 
9094 Jonas W. Dettweiler," is married to Amanda K. Eby. They reside near Bico P.O., Morgan County, Missouri, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Jonas W. Detweiler
 
9095 Joseph Detweiler, was born probably as early as 1730. He was married to Mary Kolb and had a family, namely: III John, III Jacob, III Sarah, III Susannah, III Elizabeth, etc. III Jacob Detweiler was married to Mary Funk and had a family, namely IV Mary, IV Joseph, IV Jacob, IV Barbara, IV Susanna, IV Joshua, IV Sarah, IV Catherine, IV Elizabeth, IV Anna, and IV John, IV Mary the eldest, was married to George Shoemaker. See George Shoemaker's family. IV Rev. Jacob Detweiler was married to Susannah Rosenberger."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Detweiler
 
9096 Dettwiler. - Joseph, son of Abraham and Barbara (Koch) Dettwiler, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sept. 8, 1860; died Nov. 9, 1940; aged 80 y. 2 m. 1 d. He was blessed with good health, never having required the services of a physician during his lifetime, until about 10 months ago his health began to fail and about 4 months ago, after a doctor's examination it was discovered that cancer had developed. When a young man he joined the Mennonite Church and was faithful to the end. In 1882 he married Elizabeth Leinbach. This union was blessed with 5 children. One son preceded him to death in 1911. There remain to mourn his passing his widow and 4 children (Amanda Wilson of Kingman, Alta.; Noah of Limon, Colo.; Aaron of New Paris, Ind.; Malinda Dettwiler at home); also 1 brother (Abraham, of St. Jacobs, Ont.), and 1 sister (Elizabeth of Goshen, Ind.), 15 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Three sisters and 2 brothers preceded him in death. At the age of 3 he moved to Michigan with his parents and lived there until 1910, when he moved to Youngstown, Alta., with his family. In 1924 he moved to Kingman, Alta., at which place he lived until his death. He had a deep desire for spiritual things, always attending the place of worship whenever it was possible to do so. Funeral services were conducted in the home and at the Salem Mennonite Church, Nov. 12. Services in charge of Bros. M. D. Stutzman and J. B. Stauffer. Texts, Rev. 14: 15; Psa.36: 9. Burial in near-by cemetery.

"Rest on, dear father, thy labors are o'er,
Those loving hands, will toil no more;
A faithful father, true and kind,
No friend on earth like you we'll find."1a

1a
Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 35 - November 28, 1940 ----page 751 
Joseph K. Detweiler
 
9097 Joseph Detweiler resides in Wolverton, Oxford County. Ontario, where he is engaged in the milling business. He is married to Nancy Bricker."1a

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Joseph Schlichter Detweiler
 
9098 Joseph Detweiler," is married to Annie Martin and resides at Brutus, Michigan, where he is farming. "1a

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Dettwiler. - Joseph W. Dettwiler was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Feb. 17. 1834; died at the home of his eldest daughter, Mary Brubaker, Morris, Alta., April 29, 1917; aged 83 y. 2 m. 12 d. He was married to Annie Martin, and the union was blessed with twelve children. His companion preceded him to the spirit world about three months and seven children died in infancy. There remain to mourn his departure 1 brother (Jonas W. Dettwiler, Versailles, Mo.), 1 son (Simon P.), 4 daughters (3 in Michigan and 1 in Alberta).Deceased moved to Kent Co., Mich., about the time that the Civil War broke out in the United States, having with him his wife's mother who was later buried in the Mennonite graveyard near Caldeonia, Mich. After this he cared for his mother during the remainder of her life. In 1879 he with his family moved to Emmert Co., Mich., where his mother died and was the first to be buried in the Mennonite graveyard at Brutus. Having lost all that he had in his old age, he with his wife and a grandson moved to Alberta where they had their home with their son-in-law, Bro. A. Brubaker. He was the first to be buried in the new Mennonite Cemetery at Reist, Alta. Services conducted by Bro. Moses Schmidt. Text (selected by the deceased) II Cor. 5:1. Bro. Dettwiler was sick part of a week. He longed so much to go home and finally fell asleep in peace.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume X, Number 9 - May 31, 1917, pages 158, 159 
Joseph W. Detweiler
 
9099 CRESSMAN, Laura (Mrs. Eden M.) - It is with a sense of joy and sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother to her Heavenly Home. Laura (Dettwiler) Cressman, in her 103rd year, of Chateau Gardens, Elmira, died peacefully on Friday, October 17, 2008. She has gone to join her dear husband, Eden Cressman (1975) and infant daughter, Beatrice (1934). She was the mother of Naomi and Milt Shoemaker of Elmira, Mary and Marshall Musselman of St. Jacobs, Violet Martin of Floradale, Calvin and Janice Cressman of Elmira. She was the proud grandmother to three generations of grandchildren. She is also survived by many of her extended family. She was predeceased by her parents, A.K. and Veronica (Sauder) Dettwiler; two brothers, Enos Dettwiler and Rev. Reuben Dettwiler; two sisters, Sevilla Dettwiler and Annie Ramer; three brothers in infancy; three great-grandchildren; and son-in-law, Lloyd Martin. Laura's family will receive friends and relatives at the Elmira Mennonite Church on Monday, October 20, 2008 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. with Pastor Steven Janzen and Pastor Renee Sauder officiating, followed by interment in the St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery. In her memory, donations to Mennonite Central Committee or Chateau Gardens Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the staff of Chateau Gardens for the love and compassion they gave our mother during the years she spent there. It was much appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record - Oct. 18, 2008 
Laura Detweiler
 
9100 Leah Dettweiler," was born September 12th, 1869. She is married to Benjamin Horst, a native of Pennsylvania. They also reside at Harper, Kansas, where he is engaged in farming."1a

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Leah Detweiler
 
9101 Leah Detweiler," was born April 28th, 1851, and died October 29th, 1854."1a

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Leah Detweiler
 
9102 Lovina Detweiler," is married to Daniel Stoeckle. They reside near Blake, Stanley Township, Huron County, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Lovina Detweiler
 
9103 Lovina Detweiler," was born September 26th, 1861. She is unmarried and resides in Hamilton, Ontario."1a

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Lovina Detweiler
 
9104 MRS. CHARLES HAMEL

Mrs. Charles Hamel, nee Lovin a Detweiler, 81, died yesterday at her home, 27 Young street, Waterloo, following a brief illness. She was born on Dec. 13, 1859, a daughter of the late Benjamin Detweiler and Elizabeth Kennedy of Kitchener. Mrs. Hamel was a member of the Bethany Mennonite church for 65 years. Her husband predeceased her 19 years ago. Funeral service will be held from the residence on Saturday at 2 p.m. to the Bethany Mennonite church at 2.30 p.m., thence to First Mennonite cemetery. Rev. C. N. Good will officiate. Remains are at the home.

Kitchener Daily Record 25 Sep 1941 pg 15 
Lovina K. Detweiler
 
9105 Lovina Detweiler," was born December 13th, 1859. She is unmarried and resides with her parents. She is engaged in the Berlin shirt and collar factory."1a

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Lovina K. Detweiler
 
9106 MRS. LUCY ESBINSCHIED

Ill for five months, Mrs. Lucy Ann Esbinschied, Batavia, N.Y., died at her home there yesterday. Deceased, age 73 years, was the widow of the late William Esbinschied who pre-deceased her in 1926. Born at Bloomingdale, Mrs. Esbinschied waa a daughter of the late Jonas Detweiler and Hannah Eby. Funeral services will be held at the Turner Funeral Home, Batavia, N.Y., Sunday afternoon, and in Kitchener on Monday afternoon from Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home at two o'clock to Bloomingdale Cemetery for interment. Rev. H. A. Kellerman of Waterloo, will officiate.1a

1aNewspaper unknown 
Lucy Detweiler
 
9107 Lydia Detweiler," the youngest child of Jacob and Susannah (Rosenberger) Detweiler, was born August 22nd, 1824. She is married to Philip Doerr. They followed farming many years but now live retired in comfort and ease. At present they reside in Marion, Kansas. Their family consists of four children,*."

* all the children reside in Marion County, Kansas.1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Detweiler
 
9108 Magdalena Detweiler," is unmarried and has her home with Mr. A. Burgetzie, at Bloomingdale, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Detweiler
 
9109 Magdalena Detweiler," was born January 23rd, 1857. She is married to Benjamin M. Eby. They reside in Berlin. Her family consists of three children, namely: VII Elias, VII Ida, and VII Naomi."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena "Lena" Detweiler
 
9110 Margaret Detweiler," was born October 28th, 1814. She was married to Moses Biehn. They resided in Wilmot Township, a little north of New Dundee, where she died."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Margaret G. Detweiler
 
9111 Mary Detweiler," was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, September 20th, 1806. In 1825 she was married to Samuel Snyder who was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, April 29th, 1801, and died May 15th, 1887. They resided near Roseville, Ontario, where she died July 4th, 1874. To them were born twelve children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Mary Detweiler
 
9112 Mary Detweiler," was not married . She died aged about 39 years."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Mary Detweiler
 
9113 On the 12th of September, in Kent county, Mich., after an illness of three days, --- daughter of Abraham and Barbara Detweiler, aged 13 years, 1 month and 17 days. Funeral discourse by John P. Speicher, from 1 Jn. 2:4 and by Samuel Sherk from Matt. 24:44. J.P. SPEICHER1a

1aHerald of Truth - Volume VIII, Number 11 - November 1871 - pp 173, 174, 175
 
Mary Detweiler
 
9114 Mary Ann Detweiler," the youngest in the family, was born at Roseville, Ontario, September 12th, 1850. On February 2nd, 1872, she was married to Albert Willits. They reside at Wroxeter, Huron County, where he is engaged in farming. To them were born seven children, namely: VII Jemima, VII Barbara, VII Alberta, VII Jacob, VII Alfred, VII Norman, and Gordon."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Detweiler
 
9115 Shantz. - Mary Ann, daughter of the late Noah and Nancy (Weber) Dettweiler, was born near Bloomingdale, Ont., Oct. 5, 1881; died Sept. 20, 1942. She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ and united with the Mennonite Church at Breslau in her sixteenth year. She was united in marriage to Bro. Titus Shantz of Kitchener, Dec. 30, 1908. To this union were born 4 children (Ward, who died in infancy, and Melvin, Clair, and Anna). These three children survive and are at home with their, father. Sister Shantz is also survived by 2 sisters (Abbie Dettweiler, of Breslau; and Mrs. Ephraim Kinzie, of Preston, Ont.), 2 brothers (Isaiah and Norman, both of Breslau), as well as by 16 nieces and nephews. One brother pre-ceded her in death. Her death took place very unexpectedly, and came as a great shock to both her family and the brotherhood at Kitchener where she was a member in good standing. Although a woman of quiet disposition, she manifested an exemplary character characterized by many sterling Christian qualities. Her simple faith in God, her trust in the merits of His Son as Saviour, and her communion with Him by prayer were steadfast even though she suffered much through physical infirmities during her whole life. She was a true mother in Israel and manifested a conscientious concern for the present and future needs of her family, both temporally and spiritually. Funeral services were held Sept. 23 at the home, and at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, with Bros. Oscar Burkholder, Jonas Snider, and Merle Shantz in charge. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 33 - November 12, 1942 - pages 718,719 
Mary Ann Detweiler
 
9116 Mary Ann Detweiler," the eldest in the family, was born near Roseville, Ontario, June 29th, 1843. She is married to Samuel Hoch, a farmer. They reside near Blair, Ontario. To them is born a family of seven children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann B. Detweiler
 
9117 Mary Detweiler," the fourteenth and youngest child of Rudolph and Susannah (Bingeman) Detweiler, is married to Amos Schiedel. They reside at Kossuth, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

________________________________________________________

Schiedel - Mary Detwiler, youngest daughter of Rudolph and Susannah (Bingeman) Detwiler, was born near Bloomingdale, Ont., Nov. 22, 1857; died at her home in Bloomingdale Jan. 21,1935; aged 77 y. 1 m. 30 d. On March 14, 1882, she was married to Amos Schiedel, who, with one daughter Hannah Catherine (Mrs. Jerry Keffer), 4 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Albert Snyder,Near Bloomingdale), 1 brother (Rudolph, Ingersoll, Ont.), and many relatives and friends remain to mourn her departure. Duringthe past summer her strength began to fail and the last six weeks of her life she was bedfast, sinking very rapidly at the end. In 1886 she united with the Cressman Mennonite Church at Breslau, and upon their removal to her late home she transferred her membership to the Snyder church. To these churches she was a faithful member to the end. Her last audible words were, "Take me home. "This along with other expressions give us a sure hope that she has gone to be with her Lord. The funeral was held Jan. 23 from her late residence in Bloomingdale to the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, for services. Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. Ministers, H. W. Stevanus and Oscar Burkholder. Text, Matt. 24:13.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXVII, No. 45 - February 7, 1935 - page 962.963 
Mary B. Detweiler
 
9118 Logan Township, Perth County 1881 Census

Name Marital StatusGenderEthnic OriginAgeBirthplaceOccupationReligion
Kenno DETWEILER M Male German 40 O Waggan Maker Methodist
Margaret DETWEILER M Female German 36 O Methodist
Lory Ann DETWEILER Female German 10 O Methodist
Maggie DETWEILER Female German 8 O Methodist
Eliza Jane DETWEILER Female German 6 O Methodist
William Henry DETWEILER Male German 5 O Methodist
John George DETWEILER Male German 4 O Methodist
Daniel Benjamin DETWEILER
Male German 1 O Methodist

Is this the same family? 
Menno K. Detweiler
 
9119 Menno Detweiler, was born September 6th, 1840. He was married to Margaret Ruppel and resided in Port Elgin where he was engaged as a carriage and wagon builder. He died July 6th, 1892, leaving a family of six children, namely: VII Laura Ann, VII Margaret May, VII Eliza, VII John Henry, VII J. George, and VII Annie."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Menno K. Detweiler
 
9120 Menno S. Detweiler," the youngest in the family of John Z. and Magdalena (Schlichter) Detweiler, was born February 14th, 1868. He is unmarried."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Menno S. Detweiler
 
9121 Kinzie, Nancy, daughter of Noah and Nancy (Weber) Dettweiler, was born at Bloomingdale, Ont., Aug. 28, 1883; died at Coutts Pavilion, Kitchener, Ont., Nov. 16, 1969; aged 86 y. 2 m. 19 d. In 1909, she was married to Ephraim Kinzie, who died in 1958. Surviving are one son (Elton), 3 daughters (Verda, Della, and Orpha), 4 grandchildren, and one brother (Norman). She was preceded in death by one daughter (Rheta) in 1968. She was a member of the Preston Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 18, with Rufus Jutzi officiating; interment in the Hagey Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXIII, Number 5 - February 3, 1970, page 111, 112 
Nancy Detweiler
 
9122 Anna Detweiler, was born March 8th, 1816. On January 12 1833, she was married to John C. Shantz who was born October 23rd, 1807, and died April 17th, 1875. They resided in Wilmot Township where she died, February 17th, 1856, leaving a family of twelve children, namely: VI Benjamin D., VI Mary Ann, VI Abraham D., VI Aaron (dead, VI John D., VI Enoch D., VI Magdalena, VI Menno D., VI Susannah, VI Lydia, VI Nancy, and VI Sarah. "1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Detweiler
 
9123 Nancy Detweiler," was married to Jacob Groh. They resided in Waterloo Township, near Hespeler. They had a family of nine children. After her first husband's death she was married to a Mr. Shaefer from York County, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Nancy Detweiler
 
9124 Noah Detweiler," was born March 23rd, 1839. He devoted the early part of his life to agricultural employments. During the religious revivals among the Mennonites some twenty years ago, he was converted and when the new party, now known as the Mennonite Brethren in Christ, was formed in 1874 he became one of its earliest ministers. His preaching is always plain, practical and impressive. In the delivery of his sermons he is very earnest and serious. Up to the present he has done a noble work for the Master and wherever he labored the time has been diligently engaged in sowing the good seed (spreading the Gospel). He is married to Fannie Busch and when home resides in the town of Berlin, Ontario. His family consisted of six children."

The Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Rev. Noah Detweiler
 
9125 Noah Detweiler," resides about two miles south of Breslau. He is married to Anna Weber."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_______________________


Dettwiler. - Noah B. Dettwiler was born near Bloomingdale, Ont., Dec 7, 1842, and died at his home in Breslau July 14, 1919, aged 76 y. 7 m. 7 d. He united with the Mennonite church over 50 years ago, and remained a faithful member until God called him home. He leaves his widow, 5 children (one son preceding him) 6 grandchildren and a large number of relatives and friends. The funeral was held from his late home on July 17, the interment taking place in the Breslau Cemetery. Brethren Woolner, Fry and Burkholder conducted the services.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 18 - July 31, 1919 - page 343 
Noah B. Detweiler
 
9126 Noah Detweiler," was born June 3rd, 1858. He is Mary, daughter of Jacob Y. and Nancy (Brubacher) Shantz. She was born May 9th, 1859. They reside in Buffalo, New York, where he is engaged in the button business. Their family consists of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Noah Bechtel Detweiler
 
9127 Years Served: 1912-1913 Noah Bechtel Detweiler
 
9128 A retired nurse and life member of the veterans of World War One of the United States, Phebe Jane Detweiler, 93, died today at Heritage House, Eby Road, where she had been living. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John K. Detweiler, she was born in Bying Inlet, and was a graduate of Passavant Memorial Hospital, Chicago. In December, 1917, she joined the US army Nurse Corps, and in 1919 was with the American Expeditionary Force at Angers, France. Miss Detweiler, who lived most of her life in the Twin City area was a member of st. Andrew's Presbyterin church in Kitchener. She is survived by three nieces, Mrs. A.D. Elliott and Mrs. C.W. Bourke, both of Toronto, and Mrs. Peter Poole of Oshawa; one nephew, R.W. Detweiler of Sault Ste. Marie. Funeral was held Saturday. Rev. Dr. F.G. Stewart officiated. Burial was in East End Mennonite Cemetery.

Elmira Signet Sep 14 1966 pg 12 
Phebe Jane Detweiler
 
9129 Phoebe Detweiler," was born January 23rd, 1849. She is married to Michael Haug, an agent. They reside in Berlin and have only one child, a son named VII Solomon."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Phoebe Detweiler
 
9130 Rachel S. Detweiler," was born April 10th, 1862. She is married to John Rieber. Their place of residence is at Bay City, Michigan, and family born to them is VII Elmer, VII Hattie, VII Ruth, and VII Bertha (dead)."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Rachel S. Detweiler
 
9131 Rebecca Detweiler," was born June 15th, 1851. She is married to Isaac Kolb. They reside in the town of Berlin. To them were born two children, namely: VII Benjamin Tobias and VII Margaret."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Rebecca Detweiler
 
9132 Rosetta W. Detweiler," was born March 20th, 1865. She is married to Emanuel Hilborn, a merchant. They reside at Roseville, Ontario. They have a family of two children, namely: VIII Ada and VIII Leslie."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Rosetta W. Detweiler
 
9133 Rudolph Detweiler," a first cousin to the father of IV Jacob Detweiler, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 13th, 1771. He was married to Anna W. Wanner who was born November 9th, 1776, and died January 2nd, 1814. In 1810 they moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County on a farm near the Wanner Meeting House, about two miles north-west of Hespeler. Here they both died. His death took place March 18th, 1837. To them were born eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

_______________________________


Last Friday afternoon, Rudolf Dettweiler gave himself a terrible cut in the throat with a pocket-knife, presumably in a fit of madness, that he died the following Sunday, despite all measures to save him, in the home of Samuel Eby (the older). He was in his 67th year.2a

2aCanada Museum 16 mar 1837 pg 14 
Rudolph Detweiler
 
9134 Rudolph B. Detweiler," is married to Sarah Dengis. They reside in the town of Berlin."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

___________________

Rudolph B. Detweiler, 89, for 35 years a resident of Ingersoll, died at the home of his son Wilbert in Toronto yesterday morning after a week's illness. He was born near Bloomingdale. He lived in Toronto for a year after leaving Ingersoll. The only surviving raltive is his son Wilbert. The funeral will be held Thursday from Walker Funeral Home, Ingersoll, at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be at Ingersoll.2a

2aThe Kitchener Daily Record 2 Sep 1942 
Rudolph B. Detweiler
 
9135 Rudolph W. Detweiler, " died, aged about four years."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Rudolph W. Detweiler
 
9136 Samuel Detweiler," was born May 25th, 1853. He is married to Mary Williams. They reside in Brantford, Ontario, where he is engaged in teaming. Their family consisted of eight children, namely: VII Pearley, VII Sylvia May, VII Maggie Maude, VII Annie May, VII Clayton (dead), VII Lovina, and two daughters whose names have not been received."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel K. Detweiler
 
9137 Samuel S. Detweiler," was born June 29th, 1848. He resides at Freeport, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. He is married to Emma Knutson. They have a family of six children, namely: VII Edgar, VII James, VII Herbert, VII Grace and VII Lillie (twins), and VII Clara."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel S. Detweiler
 
9138 Sarah Detweiler," the youngest child of Rev. Enoch and Abigail (Bechtel) Detweiler, was born January 17th, 1866. She resides in Berlin with her brother, Daniel, for whom she is keeping house since the decease of his wife. She is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Sarah Detweiler
 
9139 Sarah Ann Detweiler, was born February 15th, 1847. She is married to Frederick Wells, a painter and wagon-builder. They reside in Berlin, Ontario, and have five children, namely: VII Lydia Ann, VII George, VII William, VII Edwin, and VII Martha."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Ann Detweiler
 
9140 Sarah S. Detweiler," was born October 6th, 1851, and died in North Dumfries Township, January 17th, 1877. She was not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Sarah S. Detweiler
 
9141 Susannah Dettweiler," was born August 15th, 1868. She is married to Menno Weaver, a farmer. They reside at Harper Kansas."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Susannah Detweiler
 
9142 Susannah Detweiler," is married to David Shantz. They reside near Strasburg, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby
 
Susannah Detweiler
 
9143 Susannah Detweiler," the fourth in family, was born January 14th, 1811, and died September 3rd, 1894. She was married to Philip Holm and had a family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Detweiler
 
9144 Susannah Detweiler," was born August 20th, 1809. In 1825 she was married to Jacob Wismer who was born in June, 1795, and died in February 1875. She died July 2nd, 1874. To them was born a family of three children, namely: VI Catharine, VI Levi, and VI David."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Susannah Detweiler
 
9145 Susannah Detweiler," was born August 8th, 1832. She is married to William K. Eby. They reside at Conestogo, Ontario. Their family consists of nine children, namely: VI Mary, VI Jeremiah (dead), VI Aaron (dead), VI Amanda, VI Henry, VI Cyrus, VI Susannah, VI Annie, and VI William."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Susannah Detweiler
 
9146 Susannah Detweiler," was born March 22nd, 1849. She is married to Abraham Kinzie. They reside in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, Ontario, two miles west of Roseville, where he is the owner of a beautiful farm. Their family consists of six children, namely: VII Oliver, VII Henry, VII Ellen, VII Clara, VII Ira, and VII Eden."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Detweiler
 
9147 Susannah S. Detweiler," was born January 27th, 1864. She is married to Abram O. Bowman, merchant. They reside in Berlin. They have one son named VII Jacob Harold."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Susannah S. Detweiler
 
9148 Tyson Detweiler," born June 6th, 1873."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Tyson Detweiler
 
9149 Lived with Noah Shantz Veronica Detweiler
 
9150 Viola was adopted by Michael and Phebe (Detweiler) Haug. Viola Flossie Detweiler
 
9151 William E. Dettweiler," was born March 9th, 1872."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
William E. Detweiler
 
9152 William S. Detweiler," was born April 17th, 1850."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
William S. Detweiler
 
9153 Arrived on the ship Rockingham Anna Maria "Anna" Detzler
 
9154 Arrived on the ship Rockingham Catharine Detzler
 
9155 DETZLER, Clarence G.-Of 1764 Huron Rd. (formerly Route 2, Kitchener) at K-W Hospital, Friday, Dec. 7, 1973, suddenly, after a heart attack, at 66 years, husband of the former Clara Psutka, father of Michael, Joseph, Jacob, Cecilia (Mrs. Walter Becker) Ileen (Mrs. George Gibson) all of Kitchener, Mary (Mrs. Eldon Feaver) Waterloo; brother of William, Harold, Mrs. Eileen Huber, all of Kitchener, Earl, Alberta (Mrs. Wilfred Henhoeffer) Waterloo, Helen (Mrs. Theodore Henhoeffer) Formosa; also surviving are three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Christina and Michael Detzler, one brother and one sister. A member of St. Francis RC Church, he had farmed in this area all his life. Resting at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, Benton at Church Street, after 7 p.m. this evening, for parish prayers on Sunday, at 8 p.m. Prayers will be said Monday, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by funeral mass at St. Francis RC Church, at 11 a.m. Interment Woodland cemetery. Donations to the Ontario Heart Foundation will be gratefully appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Dec 1973 
Clarence G. J. Detzler
 
9156 MRS. ALFRED E. MOYES

Of R.R. 3, Cambridge (Blair) died at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Dec. 25. She was 69. The former Almera Detzler, is survived by her husband, Alfred E. Moyes, three sons, George, Russell and Kenneth of Cambridge, one daughter Mrs. Beatrice Searth of Kitchener. Also surviving are four brothers; Simon, Alfred, Carl and Daniel, all of Cambridge, five sisters; including, Mrs. Charles Spiegeberg, Christine, of Kitchener and Mrs. John Williamson, Mary, of Cambridge and 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 28, from Barthel Stager Funeral Home, with interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

Unknown Paper 
Elmere Mary "Alma" Detzler
 
9157 DETZLER, Harold Frank

Peacefully, on Sunday, March 21, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, in his 77th year. Loving husband of Mary Detzler (nee Murphy); dear father of Christine Wolfgram and her husband Alan of Lively, Ont., Gerald Detzler of Elmira, Marie Bradley and her husband Kyle of Barrie and Jim Detzler and his wife Anne of Kitchener. Fondly remembered by one brother, Bill Detzler and his wife Betty of Kitchener and two sisters, Eileen Huber of Kitchener and Helen Henhoeffer of Walkerton. Dear grandfather of Marc and John Wolfgram, Mary and Michael, Bradley and Mallory and Brennan Detzler. Predeceased by brothers, Clarence and Earl Detzler; one sister, Alberta Henhoeffer and his parents, Michael and Christina Detzler. Harold was a retired farmer from Kitchener and a devoted member of Blessed Sacrament RC Church. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener (742-4481), today (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited on Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 10:15 a.m. Transfer will then be made to Blessed Sacrament RC Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Father Martin Vallely officiating. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

The Record 23 Mar 1999 pg B4 
Harold Frank Detzler
 
9158 Arrived on the ship Rockingham Jacob Detzler
 
9159 Arrived on the ship Rockingham Margaretta Detzler
 
9160 Arrived on the ship Rockingham Nicholaus Detzler
 
9161 Thomas Detzler

PRESTON — Thomas John nine-year old son of Mr. and Mrs, Alfred Detzler, of Blair and formerly of Preston, died at the Sick Children's Hospital, Toronto, early today. The youth had been confined to hospital for the past 10 days, having undergone an operation. Born in Preston, Thomas had resided with his parents in Blair, where he attended school. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs, Alfred Detzler, two brothers, a twin brother, James and a brother, Joseph; three sisters, Helen, Betty and Marjorie, all at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Detzler, RR 2, Hespeler and a grandmother, Mrs. Bettschen, St. Thomas. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Ltd. Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held on Sunday at 2 o'clock with interment in the Preston Cemetery. Rev. R. T. Appleyard of St. John's Anglican Church will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 May 1952 pg 7 
Thomas John Detzler
 
9162 In 1858 he was paid $2. for repair the cistern at the Jail. Joseph Deuter
 
9163 DEVENEY, James Percy

Passed away peacefully, at Toronto General Hospital, on Wednesday, November 30, 2005, in his 69th year. Beloved father of Karen Gera, Tracey Deveney and Gail Deveney and grandfather of Kerri Hindman, Mark Gera, Rebecca Gera, Devon Deveney, Jordan Deveney-Reid and Dylan Deveney-Reid. Will be sadly missed but his memory will never be forgotten. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where friends will be received on Saturday, December 3. 2005, from 10 a.m., until the time of the service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery. The family would like to thank the doctors and ICU nurses at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, for their kindness with our dad. Plus a hats off to Toronto General Hospital, for the excellent care they gave our dad, while he was in ICU, you're all very special people.

The Record 2 Dec 2005 pg B7 
James Percy Deveney
 
9164 WEBER, Sharon Ann (nee Devey)

Passed away on Friday, March 11, 2011, at the Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, at the age of 62. Beloved daughter of Pearl Devey and the late George Devey. Dear mother of Lee (Shannon), Jon (Trish) and Ben (Kate). Cherished grandmother of Mitchell, Peyton, Owen, Cody, Tyler, Amber and Morgan. Also survived by her sisters, Marilyn Whitham (Art) and Debbie Briere (Bob), brother Gary and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Sharon Ann's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, after 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, March 19, 2011. A Memorial Celebration of her life will be held in the chapel at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Mark Kirkey of the International Gospel Centre, officiating, followed by a reception.

Waterloo Region Record 16 Mar 2011 
Sharon Ann Devey
 
9165 Aaron Devitt, "was born November 17th, 1856. He resides in Berlin and is engaged as foreman in one of the departments by The Williams, Greene & Rome Company in manufacturing shirts, etc. He is married to Mary Schwartz and has a family of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Aaron K. Devitt
 
9166 Abraham Devitt, "was born December 1st, 1841, and died May 5th, 1893. He was married to Mary Mann with whom he had three children, Clarence, Veria, and Harold. He was a graduate of Toronto University and was engaged as principal in our high schools for quite a number of years. He was book-keeper for The Shantz Button Manufacturing Company of Buffalo, New York, where he took sick and, after a few months illness, died with his brother, Benjamin, in the town of Waterloo."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_____________________

Mr. Abram Devitt, who has been seriously ill at the home of his mother, Mrs. Benjamin Devitt, Waterloo, is sinking rapidly and may depart for the great unknown at any moment. His wife arrived last night from Renfrew.

A telephone message at 3:30 this afternoon informs us of the death of Mr. Abram Devitt of Waterloo at 1:45 p.m. to-day. He was 51 years, 5 months and 4 days old. He possessed the degree of M.A. and was formerly a High School teacher. Sometime ago he employed as a bookkeeper by Waterloo Manufacturing Co. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his death. (Funeral on Monday, May 8)1a

1aThe Daily Record 5 May 1893 
Abraham Devitt
 
9167 Alvah Devitt, "is married to Anna Weaver and resides in Waterloo, Ontario, where he is engaged in the mercantile business."Alvah Devitt, Vol. I, No. 2329) has a family of three children, namely: Gladys Emma, Edward Blake, and Alexander Reginald."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Alvah Edison Devitt
 
9168 1901 Berlin Census - Amelia is a lodger in the home of David Devitt. No relationship between them is indicated. Amelia Florence Devitt
 
9169 A sudden and sad death occurred at Petersburg last week, when the popular school teacher there, Miss Devitt, the result of an attack of tonsilitis. [sic]1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, June 13, 1901

Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Angeline Matilda Devitt
 
9170 Harvey Devitt, "(Vol. I, No. 2328) has a family of one child named Sadie."

Harvey Devitt, "is married to Rachel Irving. They reside in Hamilton, Ontario, where he is engaged in one of the banks."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Anson Harvey Devitt
 
9171 Barbara Devitt, "was born October 20th, 1848. She is married to John Haist and resides on the old "Haist Farm" three miles west of Berlin. They have a family of three children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Devitt
 
9172 Barnabas Devitt, "was born August 18th, 1846. He resides in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he is engaged in the mercantile business. He is married to Emma Mayberry and has had one daughter named Leah Elsie. She died when about three years old."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barnabas Devitt
 
9173 Barnabus Devitt, "the fourth son of his father, Dennis Devitt, was born in New Jersey, U.S., March 25th, 1807. He came to Canada with his parents in 1817 and settled on the old "Daniel C. Snyder Farm" west of the town of Waterloo. After the decease of his mother he was adopted by old Abraham Erb who raised him. He was only 11 years of age when he came to Erb's. On May 1st 1831, he was married to Magdalena Shoemaker who was born November 20th, 1811. In 1829 she came to Canada with her mother and family. Mr. and Mrs. Devitt resided in the town of Waterloo until 1851 when they moved to Bridgeport where he and Elias Eby entered into partnership in the milling business. After being in business for some years, he sold his interest to the late Jacob B. Eby and purchased the beautiful farm now in possession of Tilman Shantz. Here he resided until a few years previous to his death when he again moved to the town of Waterloo to spend the close of his life. He died January 20th, 1891. They had a family of twelve children" Barnabas Devitt, "(Vol. I, No. 2322) came to Canada in 1812 and came to Waterloo in 1815."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Devitt, Barnabus, retired farmer. Is a native of New Jersey. Born, 1807. Moved to this county in 1815.2a

2aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 (Waterloo entries)

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The Silver Thread Lofts on Devitt Avenue is a different addition to the ever growing list of condo projects in this city. It is only three storeys high with underground parking for 15 units. It is nestled into the quiet, tree-shaded environs at 15 Devitt Ave. S. in the historic Mary-Allen Neighbourhood....The development is called The Silver Thread Lofts. This area of the city was once owned by Barnabus Devitt, who had a radish farm on the site. Later, the Silver Thread Kraut Company made sauerkraut here...3a

3aWaterloo Region Record 14 Oct 2011 
Barnabas Devitt
 
9174 Built in 1840 by Jacob S. Shoemaker across from the mill he constructed in 1830. In 1969 the house with stone foundation and handmade brick walls was listed in fair to poor condition. The roof was framed with mortise and tenon joining. The house was a combination of Georgian proportions and classical decorations. The large dormers were reminiscent of early buildings in Pennsylvania. In 1850 the house was sold to Elias Eby together with the mill complex. The house was been renovated a number of times. The porch was removed and the house converted into a tri-plex by 1969. Barnabus Devitt was also a propietor with Elias Eby.1a

1aBridgeport Mill, a non-dated (probably 1969) type written manuscript located at Doon Heritage Crossroads 2009 
Barnabas Devitt
 
9175 Constructed by Barnabus Devitt in 1849 and sold to Elias Snider in 1851. Barnabas Devitt
 
9176 The original portion of the Erb-Kumpf House was built around 1812 by Abraham Erb, the founder of Waterloo, making it one of Waterloo's oldest homes. It was a three-bay structure facing a mill situated near the south-west corner of King and Erb Streets.
Abraham Erb came from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1806 and settled on Lots 14 and 15 of the German Company Tract, land which now comprises the central business district of Waterloo. He established a sawmill on Beaver (Laurel) Creek in 1808 and a grist mill in 1816. In 1828, he sold his mills and a considerable quantity of land to Jacob C. Snider.
Magdalene Erb sold the home to Barnabas Devitt, her adopted son, in 1835. His son Benjamin served as Mayor of Waterloo from 1881 to 1883.
An addition to the house was probably built by Devitt in 1849. A slight hump in the roof on the north side indicates the location at which it joins the original structure. The application of a vertical board and clapboard which does not align is further evidence that it was added at a later date. The second addition, probably built by Hoffman around 1855, included the two-storey verandah at the front.

Elias Snider acquired the home and later sold it to Christian Kumpf in 1869. Kumpf was a newspaper owner, Mayor of Waterloo from 1879-1880, as well as Postmaster for 42 years. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Dominion Life Assurance Company in 1889. His son Ford, who became affectionately known as "Mr. Waterloo", was born in the home in 1877 and assumed ownership in 1899. One of the community's most public-spirited citizens, he served as Treasurer of Waterloo and Clerk/Manager of the Water and Light Commission. He was President of the Waterloo Red Cross Society and The Dominion Life Assurance Company.
At present, the house demonstrates a mixture of architectural styles. Among its Georgian characteristics is the six-over-six window pane arrangement. The facade, with its two wings, treillage, Gothic barge board and Doric columns, reflects the Regency influence.
In 1979, the home was sold to a law firm which has maintained the integrity of the exterior. A third addition in keeping with the style of the building has since been constructed.1a

1aDesignated Properties www. waterloo.ca 
Barnabas Devitt
 
9177 Benjamin Devitt, "was born July 10th, 1835. He is married to Nancy Bowman. They reside in the town of Waterloo. He holds the position of Inspector of Hotels. They have a family of eight children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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BENJAMIN DEVITT- PASSES AWAY

The death of Mr. Benjamin Devitt who passed away on Sunday at his home on Erb Street removed another estimable and worthy citizen who say the town grow from a small hamlet to its present population. Especially during the early years of the town's history he took an active interest in Municipal affairs and was prominently identified with various organizations of the town.

The end came peacefully Sunday evening at six o' clock. After an illness of two years ago his health became less robust, being affected by hardening of the arteries. He, however, was able to be about until January last when he broke his hip bone while alighting from a cutter after a drive. Since the accident he was confined to his bed almost constantly being unable to walk owing to the injury. About two months ago, he suffered a paralytic stroke which was followed by several others. On Monday night another stroke left him in a very critical condition and he lingered until Sunday evening.

The funeral was held on Wednesday at 2 o'clock from his late residence, Erb Street East, Waterloo to the Emmanuel Evangelical Church for service, then to Mount Hope cemetery where the remains were interred.

Mr. Devitt was the third son of the late Barnabas Devitt and was born July 10, 1835 on the old homestead of Mrs. C. Kumpf, King Street. He followed the occupation of miller with his father at Bridgeport for a number of years and during his residence here was married to Miss Nancy Bowman. They later removed to Waterloo where Mr. Devitt erected the Devitt Block and conducted a general store for fifteen years when he disposed of the business. He afterwards became License Inspector for North Waterloo which position he held for about fifteen years.2a

2aElmira Advertiser Sep 8 1910 
Mayor Benjamin Devitt
 
9178 Benjamin Devitt, 1835 - 1913

Born in the village of Bridgeport in 1835 the son of a grist mill operator, Benjamin Devitt was a businessman. In partnership with local postmaster Daniel Snyder, Devitt constructed what became known as the Devitt-Snyder Block on King Street in 1860. From this location Devitt operated a general store that was later taken over by his younger brother Menno. He was also employed as the hotel building inspector for Waterloo for a number of years. Devitt was instrumental in the formation of the Waterloo Musical Society and became the founding president in 1882. He also served on the board of The Mechanics Institute and in 1888, with the transfer of the Institute's assets, he continued on the new municipal library board. Active in local politics, Devitt served on the Village of Waterloo Council from 1865-1866 and from 1873-1876. Five years after the incorporation of the Town of Waterloo, Devitt was elected mayor. One of the most debated issues during Devitt's three year term in office was the plan to purchase a steam fire engine and construct a new fire hall for the Town, a project that was not completed until he left office. In 1882, during Devitt's second year as mayor, The Grand Trunk Railway finally completed a branch line to Waterloo following extensive negotiations and council involvement.Taken from the City of Waterloo Website 2005
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Mayor Benjamin Devitt
 
9179 Franklin Devitt, "unmarried, is a miller in Quaker City Mills, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."1

1The Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby
DR. R. F. DEVITT

A native of Waterloo, Dr. Benjamin Franklin Devitt, 74, died Saturday, at Philadelphia, Pa., where he had practised for the past 50 years. Death was due to a heart condition. Dr. Devitt attended Central School in Waterloo and the K-W Collegiate. He started practice in Philadelphia after graduating from the Philadelphia Medical College. His parents were the late Benjamin and Nancy Bowman. He was predeceased by four brothers, A. Harvey, Alvah, Edward and Daniel Orville and by three sisters, Mrs. E. L. Breithaupt, Mrs. George Hinchcliff and Miss Olive Devitt. Public funeral service will be held Tuesday, at 3:30 at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, with Rev. D. I. Forsythe officiating. Interment will be in Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery. The remains are resting at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home. Sympathy of friends will be accepted without flowers.

Kitchener Daily Record 6 Dec 1943 pg 13 
Dr. Benjamin Franklin "Franklin" Devitt
 
9180 HARDER. - Bernice May, daughter of the late J. K. and Suzanna (Cressman) Devitt, was born at Kitchener, Ont., May 23, 1883; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Sept. 17, 1945; aged 62y. 3 m. 25 d. On Oct. 27, 1920, she was married to Henry J. Harder, who survives. She also leaves one brother (Roydon, Windsor, Ont.) and 3 sisters (Elsie - Mrs. W. Yantz, Waterloo, Ont.; Alice ? Mrs. Henry Gremm, Calgary, Alta.; and Lena - Mrs. E. C. Dreyfus, Detroit, Mich.). Sister Harder was converted during a series of meetings held at Breslau, Ont., by Bro. S. F. Coffman and united with the Mennonite Church there. Shortly after, she went to Toronto and helped in the opening of the Toronto Mennonite Mission. Recognizing her need for further training for Christian service, she graduated from Toronto Bible Training School in 1911. She, with Bro. T. K. Hershey (now in South America), started the mission in Youngstown, Ohio. The years 1917-1919 she spent as a worked in the Kansas City Children's Home, and 1921-1945 as a minister's wife in the Carstairs, Alta.; congregation. She was always interested in spiritual and benevolent work, Sunday School, and summer Bible school. "Others" seems indeed to have been her motto. The only note of sadness in her home-going seems to have been the fact that she couldn't take her friends with her. May her faith be ours, and may her example be a real incentive to us to be faithful in our service for our lord. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Sept. 21, in charge of S. F. Coffman and Oscar Burkholder. Text, II Tim. 1:12.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVIII, No . 28 - October 12, 1945, page 542, 543 
Bernice May Devitt
 
9181 staying with Christian and Catherine Berger. Caroline Devitt
 
9182 Daniel Devitt, "unmarried, is at home."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Daniel Everett Devitt
 
9183 1901 Berlin Census - a teacher by the name of Amelia Devitt is a lodger in David's home; no relationship between them is indicated. David Devitt
 
9184 David Devitt, "was born August 12th, 1839. He was married to Louisa Krauser with whom he had three children, Albert, Mary, and Florence. After the decease of his first wife he was married to Theresa Weigel with whom he had three children, Mabel, Jacob, and Humane. His second wife died some time ago. At present he resides in Berlin and is engaged as a travelling agent for different wholesale manufacturing companies."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David Devitt
 
9185 David Devitt, "was born January 7th, 1838. He was first married to Barbara Shantz who died in February, 1879. They resided at Port Elgin, and had a family of seven children, all of whom are dead except one daughter, named Barbara, who is now about twenty-one years of age. After the decease of his first wife, he was again married to Susannah Shantz. This union was blessed with two children, one of whom is dead. The one living, a son named Isaiah, is about thirteen years old. After the decease of his second wife he was married to Nancy Hallman. They have one daughter named Myra. They still reside on a farm near Port Elgin, Bruce County, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David Devitt
 
9186 Dennis Devitt, "the fourth son of his father, Dennis, was born in New Jersey, August 18th, 1813. After his mother returning to New York State, his father had him placed with David Shantz who resided near Berlin, on the farm now possessed by David Shuh. Here he was raised and on May 2nd, 1837, he was married to Magdalena Keller who was born January 27th, 1819. After his marriage he resided for over a year with Mr. and Mrs. David Shantz, his foster-parents. In 1838 they moved on their farm, four miles west of Berlin, on the Petersburg Road, where they resided for thirty-six years. Then he sold the farm to the late Samuel S. Shantz and moved to Berlin where his widow still resides. He died June 1st, 1880. They were blessed with a family of thirteen children, all of whom became of age"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Dennis Devitt
 
9187 Maria Polly Banghart married J.George Ribble in 1793. He died 2 yrs later after fathering George Ribble Jr. December 25, 1800 she married Dennis Devitt, an Irish immigrant recently arrived in the German-Dutch community of Sussex, NJ. The family spelled the name DeWit while living there. By 1812 seven little DeWits had arrived. At this time the family re-located to Canada leaving behind her son George and the two oldest DeWit boys, Matthew and John. James had died in infancy. Going with them to the Hamilton, ON area was Barnabus, Barbara, John and Dennis who now all became Devitts. Maria and Joseph Banghart Devitt were added in Canada in 1813 and 1814. At this time another re-location found them moving further west into the mostly German area of Waterloo. Baby Joseph was left behind in the Hamilton area with a French Canadian family named Dionne. A family-written biography refers to him merely as Joseph, the Dionnes. Dennis and Polly are said to have had a row after moving to Waterloo at which time she packed up and fled in 1815, heading for the US. She left behind the five Devitt children, several of whom are known to have been taken in and raised by Mennonite families. It is said she picked Joseph up along the way and nothing more is known of either one of them at this time (2005). Maria Polly Banghart was a benefactor of her grandfather Andrew Banghart's will in 1818. Her name there was Mary DeWit. Joseph was not mentioned.1a

1ajcareypearce@home.com 
Dennis Devitt
 
9188 Dennis Devitt, "was born November 27th, 1844. He is married to Caroline Schweitzer. They reside near Manheim, on the old "Latschaw Farm". Their family consists of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Dennis K. Devitt
 
9189 Edward Devitt, "unmarried, is a druggist and resides at home."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Edward Morton Devitt
 
9190 Elizabeth Devitt, "was born February 17th, 1843. She is married to Henry Carr. They reside in Batavia, New York State. Of their family of six children five are dead. The only one living is a daughter named Emily Melvina, aged about twenty-three years."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth "Betsy" Devitt
 
9191 PATERSON, Mrs. Lawrence (Olive)

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1984, at Queensway General Hospital, Toronto. Dear beloved wife of Lawrence E. Paterson; daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Devitt; dear sister of Viola (Mrs. B.A. Wiegand) and aunt of Donald and Bruce Wiegand. Mrs. Paterson was a graduate of Stratford Teachers College and the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, with the degree ATCM in speech arts and drama; she taught many years of kindergarten in Elmira public schools and was director of speech correction, in Kitchener public schools. In recent years, Mrs. Paterson was a member of the staff of DeLaporte Clinic, Toronto; in earlier years she was an active member of Gale Presbyterian Church, Elmira, then St.Andrew's, Kitchener and recently St. Giles in Toronto. Visitation at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, after 2 p.m., Wednesday, where funeral service will be held in the chapel, on Thursday, at 3 p.m. Interment, Elmira Union cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Nov 1984 pg D15 
Ella Olive "Olive" Devitt
 
9192 Emily Devitt, "was born February 3rd, 1861. She is not married and resides with her mother whom she assists in performing all her household duties, besides makes home comfortable and pleasant for her in her old days."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Emily Devitt
 
9193 CREAM OF POTATO SOUP

Mrs. L. J. Breithaupt

To 10 potatoes add water enough to cover well and boil till done; put potatoes through potato ricer and return to the water they were boiled in, add a good quart of milk and let it heat well. Put a piece of butter the size of an egg into a frying pan and let it brown nicely, then add a cup of flour and allow it to turn brown and powdered fine; add this to first mixture and season with salt and pepper. Put all through a fine colander.1a

1aThe Ladies of Berlin, Waterloo and Friends Elsewhere, The Berlin Cook Book (Berlin, Ontario: The New Record Print Shop, 1906), pg 24 
Emma Alvarena Devitt
 
9194 Emma Devitt, "is married to Louis Breithaupt and resides in Berlin." Emma Devitt, "... has a family of six children,.."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Emma Alvarena Devitt
 
9195 HOFFER, Erma I. (nee Devitt) Peacefully and surrounded by her family at St. Jacobs Place on Sunday, October 17, 2010. Loving wife of the late David E. Hoffer (2009). Loving mother of son Chris and his wife Marianne. Wonderful Grandma and mentor to Jilianne and Jennifer. Also sadly missed by her sister Catherine Bauman. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters Carl, Myrtle, Mary, Victor and Helen. Arrangements are entrusted to Robert Ruggle Funeral Home , 617 King St. N., Waterloo. Visitation for family and friends will be held at Calvary United Church, 48 Hawkesville Rd., St. Jacobs on Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. with The Rev. Drew Maxwell and Pastor Marianne Leach Hoffer officiating. Cremation has taken place. Interment in Union Cemetery, Elmira. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Calvary United Church, General Fund or Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family and may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at (519) 888-7700. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.robertrugglefuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 18 Oct 2010 
Erma I. Devitt
 
9196 Miss Essie A. Devitt

Miss Essie A. Devitt, 2 Bellevue St., Waterloo, died Wednesday at K-W Hospital after a short illness. She had lived in Waterloo all her life. She was a daughter of the late Menno Devitt and his wife, Mary Anne Sauder. Miss Devitt was a member of First United Church, Waterloo and the Women's Auxiliary of the church. She was active in musical circles in Kitchener and Waterloo and had done solo work with various choirs and the K-W Philharmonic Society. Surviving are one brother, E. Stanley of Waterloo; and three sisters, Miss Bertha B. Devitt of Pasadena, Calif., Miss Hilda Devitt of Toronto and Mrs. Eva Wing of Waterloo. One brother died in 1950. The body is at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo, where the funeral service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. A. R. Cregg officiating. Burial will be in Waterloo Mount Mope Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Nov 1954 pg 5 
Essie Adelia Devitt
 
9197 "Glick's Hotel". Operated some years prior to 1854 first by Mr. Glick and later by his widow (grandmother of Abram and Charles). Later still by their mother, Catharine, who afterwards married Andreas Wehrle, father of Charlie Hespeler's wife, Lena. The Hotel was afterwards rented to George Devitt who in the years 1871-73 operated it as "The Devitt House" and in 1874, John Fields was tenant, and the name "The Fields House." Charles Glick ran it as a Temperance House, 1879-81.1a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
George Devitt
 
9198 Olive Devitt, "died some time ago."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Oliva "Olive" Devitt
 
9199 DEVITT, Homer Blake

Of Chepstow, passed away, at Wingham and District Hospital, Wingham, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1991, in his 71st year. Dear husband of the former Althea Bock; dear father of Sylvia Shaw of Lloydminster, Alta., Lavonne Devitt of London, Ont., Graham and his wife Carol of Waterloo, Blake and his wife Patricia of Ripley and Bradley and his wife Marla of North Miami; dear brother of Mrs. Ruth McNair of Toronto; dear grandpa of Darryl, Crosby, Angela, Tyson, Trent, Devitt. Predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Devitt and one son, Dennis. The family will receive friends at the Tanner & Pearson Funeral Home, Walkteron, today (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m., at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 821 King St. W., Kitchener, on Friday, 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., where funeral and committal service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Bill Richardson officiating. Interment in Woodland cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Sep 1991 pg A15
 
Homer Blake Devitt
 
9200 Ida Devitt, "is married to John Hinchcliffe and resides in Waterloo." Ida Devitt, "(Vol. I, No. 2326) has a family of three children, namely: Ethel, George and Emnma Adline."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Ida Priscilla Devitt
 
9201 Isaac Devitt, "was born January 22nd, 1837. He is a farmer by occupation and resides at Floradale, Woolwich Township, Waterloo County. He is married to Mary Ann Quickfall. They have had a family of five children, namely:... Ella, married to George Klink of Elmira."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Devitt
 
9202 Isaac Devitt, "was born September 26th, 1854. At present he resides at Aldborough, Elgin County, Ontario. He is a minister of the Gospel and belongs to the Canada Conference of the Evangelical Association of North America. His field of labor is in Aldborough, formerly he was stationed in the county of Renfrew. He is married to Anna Staebler. They have a family of three children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Rev. Isaac K. Devitt
 
9203 Isaiah married Bertha Amelia Heath 8 June 1904 in Millersberg, Presque Isle, Michigan Isaiah S. Devitt
 
9204 John Devitt, "was born April 7th, 1833. He resides with his mother and is unmarried." John by 1901 was living in Waterloo City and was a lodger living with Enoch Hergott.1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Devitt
 
9205 John Devitt, "was born June 9th, 1852. He is married to Susannah Cressman and resides four miles east of Berlin, on lot No. 119, German Company's Tract, where he owns a beautiful farm on the west bank of the Grand River. They have a family of four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Devitt - John K. Devitt was born June 9, 1852, near Kitchener, Ont.; died at his home in Didsbury, Alta., Jan. 29, 1935; aged 82 y. 7 m. 19 d. He was married to Susannah Cressman March 2, 1875. To this union were born 7 children; 2 died in infancy. Surviving are his widow; Elise Yantz of Kitchener, Ont.; Alice Gremm of High River, Alta.; Bernice Harder of Didsbury, Alta.; Lena Dreyfus of Detroit, Mich.; J. Royder Devitt of Winsor, Ont.; 14 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (Aaron of Winnipeg, Man.), 1 sister (Mrs. Heist, Kitchener, Ont.). He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church from young manhood, and was ever true to the faith. He was buried in West Zion Mennonite Cemetery near Carstairs, Alta. Services were conducted by Isaac Miller.2a

2aGospel Herald - March 28, 1935 - p. 1103, 1104 
John K. Devitt
 
9206 Contact_FirstName:
June
Contact_LastName:
Pearce
Contact_MiddleInitial:
B
Contact_Email:
jcareypearce@home.com
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born:
late 1700's
death:
abt 1853
description

We first find BANGHART DeWITT in the marriage records of Dearborn Co, IN (Dec 1, 1834) marrying my gggrandmother Maria(h)Taylor who was a granddaughter of Aquilla Cross by way of his daughter Elizabeth and Isaac Taylor. No record of him can be found until early June of 1902 when he is named as the first husband of Maria(h) in her obituary, where we learn there were nine DeWitt children and they claim he died in 1853. We presume he lived out his married life in Indiana. My ggrandmother, Sarah Catherine DeWitt was born to them in IN Nov 26, 1852 and we have since found descendants of William George DeWitt, born in Aug 23, 1834 prior to their December marriage. Wm.G would seem to be the eldest. William George's death certificate confirms Banghart as his father. We also know from Maria's obit that there was one other surviving child in 1902, a daughter Mrs. John Dixon of Chebanse, Iroquois Co, IL . No one has been able to locate Banghart and Maria and their family in any census, land transaction, tax record, etc. I believe official records were purposely avoided. And if you will indulge me a little further let me tell you why. I have doubts the man was REALLY Banghart DeWitt! I was recently contacted by a descendant of a man by the name of Devitt. This is her story: Maria "Polly" Banghart married J.George Ribble in 1793. He died 2 yrs later after fathering George Ribble jr.

On the 25th of December, 1800 she married Dennis Devitt an Irish immigrant recently arrived in the German-Dutch community of Sussex, NJ. The family spelled the name DeWit while living there. By 1812 seven little DeWits had arrived. At this time the family re-located to Canada leaving behind [with either the Bangharts or Ribbles], her son George and the two oldest DeWit boys, Matthew and John. James had died in infancy. Going with them to the Hamilton, ON area was Barnabus, Barbara, John and Dennis who now all became Devitts. Maria and Joseph Banghart Devitt were added in Canada in 1813 and 1814. At this time another re-location found them moving further west into the mostly German area of Waterloo.

For some reason [and I will express my thoughts later on this], baby Joseph was left behind in the Hamilton area with a French Canadien family named Dionne. A family-written biography refers to him merely as "Joseph, the Dionne".

Dennis and Polly are said to have had a row after moving to Waterloo at which time she packed up and fled in 1815, heading for the US. She left behind the five Devitt children, several of whom are known to have been taken in and raised by Mennonite families. It is said she picked Joseph up along the way and nothing more is known of either one of them at this time. Maria "Polly" Banghart was a benefactor of her grandfather Andrew Banghart's will in 1818. Her name there was Mary DeWit. Joseph was not mentioned.

One or two decades later, the Ribble's and the DeWit boys moved into southern Michigan, later into Ohio and by the 1830s there were legitimate (i.e. German-Dutch) DeWitts from Sussex Co, NJ living in Dearborn Co, IN.

A descendant of Dennis Devitt Jr believes that my gggrandfather Banghart DeWitt was really Canadian-born, Joseph Banghart Devitt. I think she makes a pretty good case!

And my thoughts on Joseph Banghart Devitt, "the Dionne" ??? Was he really the son of Dennis Devitt Sr. or had Polly been up to a little hanky-panky with a French-Canadien! Boy, I would be happy if you could find a DeWitt pedigree for my ancestor!! Thank you 
Joseph Devitt, The Dionne
 
9207 In 1867 C. F. Brown began the manufacture of furniture in West King Street, next to Simpson & Co.'s warehouse. Afterward he bought Paul Schmidt's house, 200 feet east of Gaukel Street, on the south side of King Street. Up to 1880 Joseph Devitt was his partner; then Menno Erb. Brown & Erb made also mattresses and gloves.1a

1aHistory of Kitchener 
Joseph Devitt
 
9208 Joseph Devitt, "was born August 19th, 1839, and died December 29th, 1878, aged 39 years, 4 months, and 10 days. He was married to Mary Ann Hoffman who died in June, 1874. They resided in Berlin. He was a builder and manufacturer. They had a family of four daughters, namely: Martha Rebecca, Sarah Emmaretta, Angeline Matilda, and Mary Ann. They all reside in Berlin and are doing well."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Devitt
 
9209 Louisa Devitt, "was born September 20th, 1856. She is married to Jacob Smith, a farmer. They reside at Forks Road, Welland County, Ontario. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Louisa Devitt
 
9210 Magdalena Devitt, "was born August 12th, 1850. She is married to Simon Haist and lives on the old "Haist Farm" three miles west of Berlin. They have a family of seven children,"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Devitt
 
9211 Mary Devitt, "was born February 1st, 1844. She is married to Jacob Wissler. At present they reside at Lyndhurst, Virginia, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of five children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Devitt
 
9212 WING, Mrs. Eva D. -- Of 2 Tweed St., Waterloo, died at Veduga Hills Hospital, Glendale, Calif., Jan. 26, 1977.Accompanied by her daughter, she had gone to California early in December, where she was to have spent the winter. She was confined to hospital just three days prior to her death. Born and educated in Waterloo, Eva (Devitt) Wing trained as a women's physical education director at Wilkes-Barrie, Pa., and later served as director at the YWCA in Toledo, Ohio. She was married to the late Dr. Ross H. Wing, dental surgeon of Guelph, where they resided until 1932. She returned to Waterloo after her husbands death. Commencing in 1940, Mrs. Wing operated Eva Wing Gift Shop, a distinctive imported china and gift shop at 10 King St. N., Waterloo for over 30 years, retiring in 1970. In addition, for many summers, she also operated a branch of her gift shop at Port Sandfield, Lake Rousseau, Muskoka. Active in local womens groups, she was a member of First United Church UCW, K-W Hospital Women's Auxiliary, K-W Art Gallery, K-W Arts and Crafts Club, and a former member of the Waterloo chapter of the IODE. She is survived by a son, Donald R. of Waterloo, a daughter, Mary Elinor (Mrs. Robert D. Baldwin) of La Canada, Calif; one sister Berta B. Devitt of Pasadena, Calif.; one niece, Karen (Devitt) Mrs. E.J. Adams, St. Bruno, Que; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Interment will be made in Mount Hope cemetery, Waterloo, after cremation in California. A memorial service will be held at the Edward R. Good Chapel, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. R. H. McColl, minister of First United Church, officiating.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Jan 1977 
Mary Evangeline Devitt
 
9213 Matthew Devitt, "was born October 7th, 1852, and was drowned in the creek at Bridgeport, June 10th, 1856."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Matthew Devitt
 
9214 DEVITT-At Breslau, July 28th, Melissa daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Devitt, who formerly lived near West Montrose. Age 29 years, 4 months and 7 days.1a

1aElmira Advertizer 30 Jul 1901 
Melissa Devitt
 
9215 Menno Devitt, "was born October 6th, 1850. He is the proprietor of a general store in the town of Waterloo and is married to Mary Souder. They have a family of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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PNEUMONIA FATAL TO MENNO DEVITT

Veteran Waterloo Merchant Passes In 82nd Year ; In Business 40 Years

Menno Devitt, who for 40 years was a merchant in Waterloo and spent all but two years of his life here, died at his home, 2 Bellevue avenue last night about 8 o'clock. Mr. Devitt was in his 82 year. About seven years ago he suffered a stroke and since that time had been confined to his home, periodically. Death was caused by pneumonia. Born in Waterloo, Oct. 6, 1850, he was the youngest son of the late Barnabas Devitt and Magdalene Shoemaker. Mr. Devitt concluded his 40 years in business here about four years ago. He was also prominent in municipal affairs, during his earlier years. Predeceased by his wife one year ago last November, he is survived by four daughters, Essie, at home, Bertha of Boston, Mass., Hilda at home, Mrs. R. H. Wing, Waterloo, two sons, Stanley and LeRoy Devitt of Waterloo and two grandchildren. Tbe funeral will he held from his late residence, 2 Bellevue avenue, tomorrow at 3 o' clock, interment will be made at Mount Hope cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 18 Mar 1932 pg 2 
Menno Devitt
 
9216 Moses Devitt, "was born June 16th, 1841. He is married to Mary Weber and resides in the township of Woolwich, near West Montrose, where he is the owner of two farms. He has a family of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Moses Devitt
 
9217 DEVITT, Ron Ronald Carl Devitt, age 79, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at Spruce Lodge on June 7, 2012. Ron was born in Kitchener, May 4, 1933, son of the late Carl and Loretta Devitt. Beloved husband of Helen (Jankura). Loving father of Susan Wilby (Jim), Diane Gingerich, Nancy Devitt (Jim), Robert (Susie), John (Sherry), Mark (Heike), Jennifer Devitt and Michael (deceased 2010). Grandfather of Sandy, Scott, John, Karen, Catlin, Dane, Lindsay, Jamie, Serena and great-grandfather of Avery. Also survived by a daughter-in-law Virginia Joyes, brother Jim (Ellen), sister Sandra Brandt (Paul). Lovingly remembered by the Jankura Family. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother Gordon (Mary Lou), and a sister Doris Binder (Gerard). Cremation has taken place. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St., Stratford on Wednesday, June 13, from 12:30 until the time of the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Reception to follow. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society through the funeral home. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 8 Jun 2012 
Ronald Carl Devitt
 
9218 Sarah Devitt, "was born September 25th, 1858. She is married to Charles Seebert. They reside in Marion County, Kansas, where he follows farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Devitt
 
9219 William Devitt, "was born October 9th, 1846. He was married to Isabella Steveson. They had a family of one daughter named Magdalena who died January 1st, 1893, aged 21 years and 7 days. Mr. Devitt was a saddler by trade and had his place of business in Berlin where he died April 10th, 1872, aged 25 years, 6 months, and 1 day."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
William Devitt
 
9220 DEWAR, A. Anderson-Peacefully, on Friday, Feb. 21, 1992, at his home, Nith View Home, New Hamburg, Archibald Anderson Dewar, formerly of Wellesley. Anderson was born in Wellesley 93 years ago, son of the late Duncan Dewar and the late Catherine McGillawee. He attended Linwood United Church and operated a plumbing and heating business in Wellesley for many years. Lovingly remembered by his wife, Florence Ratz, also of Nith View Home, New Hamburg, beloved father of Grace Houston of Mississauga, Mary and her husband Jack Pentland of Calgary, Carol and her husband John Dixon of Ottawa. Lovingly remembered by 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one brother, Alexander in 1983 also by two grandsons, Gary and Donald. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 40 Henry St. Wellesley where the family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, Feb. 24 at 2:30, Rev. M.J. Parr and Rev. Gerald Schwartzentruber will officiate. Spring interment Zion Cemetery, Third Line, Wellesley township. Memorials to Nith View Home or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy for the late Anderson Dewar.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Feb 1992 
Archibald Anderson "Anderson" Dewar
 
9221 LITTLE, Jean Gail

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, October 22, 1991, in her 89th year, Jean Dewar. Beloved wife of the late Earl Little. Dear mother of Howard and Betty Little, of Coldwater, Mich., Joyce Wannop of Cambridge. Also survived by one brother, David Dewar, of Cugahoga Falls, Ohio: six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a daughter, Isobel. two brothers, Jack and Bill and two sisters, Margaret Gordon and Isobel McCann. Mrs Little was born in Lanark, Scotland. A resident of Cambridge and Kitchener area for 80 years. Member of St. Andrew's United Church, Cambridge. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Thursday. Oct. 24, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at the funeral home Friday at I:30 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Oct 1991 pg A11 
Jean Gail Dewar
 
9222 Dewar, John Private. Enlisted with 111th Battalion of South Waterloo at Galt, November 11, 1915. Presbyterian. Born in Leith, Scotland but had lived in Galt for years. He was a miller by trade. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewar, Norfolk Avenue, Galt. He died April 3, 1918 at the age of 21 with gun shot wounds in his arm, legs and chest. He was employed by the Galt Brass Company, Limited, Galt.1a

1aDewar, John: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 15 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2834866/data?n=1 
John Taylor "Jack" Dewar
 
9223 DEWBURY, Roy Allan - At Southampton Care Centre, on Thursday, March 20, 2008, at the age of 81 years, Roy Dewbury of Port Elgin and formerly of Kitchener. Beloved husband and best friend of the former Dorothy McCulloch. Loving father of Carole McInnis of Wingham, Edythe and her husband John Ferguson of Kitchener, stepfather of Laurie and her husband Mike Reeve of Kitchener, and Judy and her husband Gary Moore of Kitchener. Poppa will be missed by his six grandchildren and five step-grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild and two great-great grandchildren. Brother of Art and his wife Jean, Fred and his wife Marion, Bob and his wife Doris, Lois, Kathy, and Bruce and Pauline. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Bill and Alexia Dewbury; his brother, Jack (Yogi), and his sister-in-law, Marjory Dewbury. Roy enjoyed his retirement in Port Elgin after working for Surrey Place Apartments in Kitchener for 20 years. Roy served in the Canadian Army during and after the Second World War. He was an avid fisherman and pool player. Roy and Dorothy enjoyed 35 happy years of marriage. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill St., Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2-4 to and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, March 24, 2008. Funeral will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Margaret Greenhow officiating. Interment Harriston Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Port Elgin Medical Clinic or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com.1a

1aThe Record - Mar. 22, 2008  
Roy Allan Dewbury
 
9224 He was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on October 9, 1909 and was the son of the Anglican bishop of the diocese of Keewatin. His family moved to Kenora, Ontario in 1924 and he received his secondary education there. He attended the University of Toronto where he received a general Bachelor of Arts. Selwyn Dewdney
 
9225 Police identify body of Kitchener man found in North Dumfries field

WATERLOO REGION \emdash Police have identified a Kitchener man whose body was found in a farmer's field last week as that of 32-year-old Christopher Deweese.

A local resident found his body on July 12 on a farm located in the area of Old Beverly Road and Village Road.

Police consider the death suspicious because of the location the body was found. An autopsy was conducted in Hamilton and investigators are waiting for the results of toxicology tests to try to determine the cause of death, police say.

Waterloo Regional Police would like to speak to anyone who may have had contact with Deweese in the early part of July.

Anyone with information is asked to call the major crime unit at 519-650-8500 ext. 8660 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

staff, R. (2017). Police identify body of Kitchener man found in North Dumfries field | TheRecord.com. TheRecord.com. Retrieved 20 July 2017, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7463239-police-identify-body-of-kitchener-man-found-in-north-dumfries-field/ 
Christopher Deweese
 
9226 Died - Miss Amelia Diamond, youngest daughter of Mr. William Diamond, passed away at her home in Wilmot early on Wednesday morning after a lingering illness, having had an attack of influenza and pneumonia nearly a year ago from which she never fully recovered. The late Miss Diamond was highly esteemed in the community and was a valued member of Bethel Methodist church. Her early demise is deeply regretted by a large circle of friends and much sympathy is felt for the bereaved relatives. The funeral will he held this afternoon from her late home to Bethel Church and Cemetery.

New Hamburg Independent, October 22, 1920 
Amelia Diamond
 
9227 George H. Diamond - By Record Correspondent - New Hamburg - George H. Diamond of RR 2, Baden died suddenly Friday at his home. He was 66. Born in Wilmot Township, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Alfred Diamond and had farmed at RR 1, New Hamburg most of his life. He had lived at RR 2, Baden for the past six months and was a member of Bethel United Church. His wife, the former, Lillian Schmidt, predeceased him Nov. 25, 1963. Surviving are five sons, Ralph, Nova Scotia; Donald, RR 2, Tavistock; Lawrence, Shakespeare; Harold, RR 1, New Hamburg, and Russell, RR 1, St. Paul's; three daughters, Mrs. Harvey (Olive) Roth, Kitchener; Mrs. Floyd (Alice) Malcho, RR 1, Shakespeare and Grace, at home; one brother, Alfred, Hespeler, and 20 grandchildren. The body is at the Bruce J. Omand Funeral Home where Rev. Carmen Holbrough of Bethel United Church will conduct a service on Tuesday at 3 pm. Temporary entombment will be in Riverside Chapel with spring burial in Bethel United Church Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
George Howell Diamond
 
9228 DIAMOND, Lawrence Lawrence George Diamond, 70, of Shakespeare, passed away at University Hospital, London; with family by his side, on Thursday, April 15, 2010. He was born on May 8, 1939, a son of the late George and Lillian (Schmidt) Diamond. Lawrence had owned and operated Shakespeare Bowling Lanes and Diamond Coach Lines. He was an active member of the Shakespeare and Perth County Community, having been an active member of Shakespeare Presbyterian Church, the Optimist Club of Shakespeare, the SCAA and the North & South Easthope Volunteer Fire Department. He had served and was involved in many other committees and boards. He is survived by his wife, the former Carol Catherine Lebold, whom he married on July 1, 1966; three children, Keith Diamond of Tavistock, Paul Diamond and his friend Bev Bond of Shakespeare, Katherine and her husband Adam Rock of Shakespeare; four grandchildren, Colby Diamond, Katie, Nicole and Kayla Rock; one brother, Russell and his wife Jean Diamond of Stratford; two sisters, Alice and her husband Floyd Malcho of Crystal Lake, R. R. # 5, Stratford; Grace Diamond of Tavistock; sisters in- law and brothers-in-law, Frances Diamond, Elsie Diamond, Sharon Diamond, Harvey Roth and his wife Hilda, Gary and Valerie Lebold and Harvey Rabe. He was predeceased by two daughters in infancy; one granddaughter, Kailey Edith Rock, in infancy; three brothers, Ralph, Donald and Harold Diamond; one sister, Olive Roth; sisters-in-law, Sheila Rabe and Betty Kay Lebold and brothers-in-law, Keith Lebold and Bryan Lebold. Relatives and friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock, today (Saturday) from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in Shakespeare Presbyterian Church, Shakespeare, on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Glenn Kukkola will officiate. Interment in St. Andrew's Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Shakespeare Presbyterian Church would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 519-655-2431.

 
Lawrence George Diamond
 
9229 Mrs. Margaret Borst

Mrs. Margaret Borst (Margaret Diamond) widow of Ernest Borst died Oct. 31 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. C. Hottum 26842 Horfolk Inster, Mich. She is survived by seven children. Mrs. Frank Klemezewski, Detroit, William Arntfield, Dearborn, John Arntfield, London, Ontario, Mrs. J. C. Hottum, Inster, Mrs. Victor Schomer, Hazel Park, Mrs. Maitland Wilson, Long Rapids and Charles Borst, Hazel Park, 28 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren a sister Mrs. James N. Gillis of Ridgetown, Ontario. and two brothers Robert Reid of Cadillac and James Diamond of Hillman. Funeral services will be from her home in Long Rapids, Wednesday at 2 p. m. and at Long Rapids Community church. at 2.30. Interment in Evergreen cemetery.1a

1a
Alpena News 1 Nov 1943

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I did find out more about her parents on ancestry. Her mother is Catherine Groves (Reid) b. 5/28/1835 in Ireland, d/o Robert Groves who immigrated to Hastings in 1845. Catherine's first husband was Benjamin Reid. I haven't found anything about him. 2nd husband was Sanford (Diamond/Dimond/Deamond) b.11/11/1821 d. 2/22/1906, Muirkirk, Kent, Ontario. I found three different Canadian census with 3 different spellings. Sanford & Catherine were married 1/8/1863, St. Thomas Angelican Church, Belleville, Thurlow Twship, Hastings, Ontario. Sanford's 1st wife was Mary B. Salisbury. They were married at the same church in 1844. Sanford had 5 children with each wife. Both Sanford & Catherine are buried at Durat Cemetery in Kent County.2a

2aEmail 2011 
Margaret Diamond
 
9230 ROTH, Olive M. - At K-W Hospital, on Sunday, Feb. 21, 1988, Mrs. Olive Roth, age 54 years. Mrs. Roth was a member of the Waterloo Pentecostal Church. Beloved wife of Harvey; loving mother of Karen (Mrs. Ed Quinlan) of Brantford, Brenda Bovin of Alvinston, Linda and Sandra Roth of Kitchener and Renie Dietrich of Waterloo, Brian Roth and Carol Jones of Brantford, dear sister of Alice (Mrs. Floyd Malcho) of Stratford, Grace Trachsel of Shakespeare, Ralph and Frances Diamond of Lower Sackville, N.S., Donald and Elsie Diamond of St. Pauls Station, Lawrence and Carol Diamond of Shakespeare, Harold and Sharon Diamond of New Hamburg and Russell and Jean Diamond of Stratford. Also sadly missed by eight grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, George Diamond and the former Lillian Schmidt. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, today (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m., with Rev. Paul Cassidy officiating. Interment Parkview cemetery, Waterloo.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Olive M. Diamond
 
9231 DA SILVA, Ana Dias

Born in Azores, passed away, at her residence, on Sunday, July 17, 2005, at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Jorge da Silva and loving mother of Manuel (Maria). Filomena Sousa, Luis, Ana da Silva (Joao) and Jose (Maria). Dear grandmother of eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. da Silva was predeceased by one brother and three sisters. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., where the family will receive friends today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Parish Rosary will be prayed at the funeral home this evening (Tuesday) at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, to be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church on Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at 10 a.m., Father A. Cunha celebrant. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 19 Jul 2005 pg B5 
Ana Dias
 
9232 Mrs. Zofia Komowa

Of 553 Sherring St., Preston, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, on Monday, Feb. 21, 1972, Zofia Diatluk, beloved wife of the late Anthony Komowa and dear mother of Raymunda Szymanowski of Preston; born in Ukrainia and lived in Preston since 1952, coming from Hensall; member of St. Sofia's Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church, Waterloo. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queen St., Preston, where funeral service will be conducted, Thursday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m., interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Feb 1972 pg 25 
Zofia Diatluk
 
9233 MRS. JOHN BEGGS

Mrs. John Beggs, 70, resident of Linwood for many years, died early last Thursday morning at the K-W Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Bentinck Township, she was formerly Susanna Dyce. She was a member of Linwood United Church, the Ladies Aid, and the Red Cross. She is survived by her husband; two sons, William, London, Ont., and Harry, Linwood; four daughters, Mrs. Helen Voll, Linwood, Mrs. Ray (Katherine) Matthews, Woodstock: Mrs. Melchoir (Erie) Cress, Russell, and Mrs. Albert (Lillian) Stevenson, Guelph; two brothers, William and Henry Dyce, Hillman, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Peter Hepburn, Durham, and Mrs. William Leggett, Owen Sound; and 16 grandchildren. Two sons and two daughters predeceased her. Private funeral service was held at the family home Saturday at 2 p.m., and memorial service was held at 2:30 at Linwood United Church. Rev. Mr. Richardson officiated and burial was in Union Cemetery, Linwood.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Nov pg 5 
Susan Dice
 
9234 DICK, Agnes Jean

At her late residence, 234 Mansion St., Kitchener, on Sunday, October 23, as a result of a heart attack, age 54 years, Agnes Dick, an employee of Marsland Engineering Limited and an adherent of the Presbyterian Faith. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Percy Dick; surviving are two sons, Stephen Kosmoski of Cambridge (G) and David Kosmoski of Calgary, Alta., 2 daughters, Mary (Mrs. Brian Heslin) of Vancouver, and Mrs. Patricia LaMarre of Cambridge (G); one brother Robert of Dundalk; two sisters, Betty (Mrs. Bob Daniel) of Port Credit and Mrs. Isabelle Bears of Toronto. Lovingly remembered by Elmer Hill of Kitchener. Also survived by 11 grandchildren. Predeceased by one son Kenneth. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton St., Kitchener, afternoon on Tuesday. Funeral service at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment to follow in Parklawn cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Oct 1977 pg 35 
Agnes Jane Dick
 
9235 DICK, Arthur David - Peacefully at the Halton Health Sciences, Oakville Site, on Tuesday, March 8, 2005, Art Dick of Burlington, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Elenor (nee Unger) Dick. Much loved father of Brian Dick and his wife Mary Keith of Burlington, Joanne McKenzie and her husband David of Kingsville and Kristen Delorme and her husband Rob of Burlington. Cherished grandfather of Owen, Evan, Liam, Brittany and Elise. Dear brother of Sarah Dyck of Waterloo and predeceased by his sisters Helen Neufeld and Anne Moore. Private Cremation. Visitation at SMITH`S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333) on Friday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Hamilton Mennonite Church, 143 Lower Horning Road, Hamilton on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy to the Hamilton Mennonite Church or the Mennonite Central Committee would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Arthur David Dick Obituary - BURLINGTON, ON | ObitTree™. (2017). Obittree.com. Retrieved 1 December 2017, from https://obittree.com/obituary/ca/ontario/burlington/smiths-funeral-home/arthur-dick/1104796/ 
Arthur David Dick
 
9236 DYCK, Sarah (née Dick) At the age of 93, Sarah slipped peacefully into her next adventure on Monday, November 13, 2017. A true Child of the Sabbath, Sarah was born to Abraham and Agatha (Peters) Dick on Sunday, September 28, 1924 on a farm in Wilmot Township. The second of four children; sisters Helen and Anne and brother Arthur; she finished her schooling at age 11 after which she helped out on the farm and eventually found work at the Sunshine Factory in Waterloo. But nothing could quell Sarah's insatiable passion for learning. She excelled at piano and organ and went on to study at Bethel College in Kansas (where she met husband Bill), at UWO's Waterloo campus and eventually at the University of Waterloo where she earned a Master of Philosophy degree in English. With the inception of the University of Waterloo, Sarah, along with Bill and their daughters Julie and Vickie, returned home to Waterloo where Sarah fulfilled her role as full-time mother and wife, part-time teacher, musician, author, hostess, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. The family grew with the addition of Stuart Telfer, Barrie Drysdale and Richard Smith. Sarah's delight increased joyfully with the arrival of grandchildren Jessica (Jason Schnarr), Adam (Nicole Telfer) and Sam Drysdale. The recent addition of great-grandchildren Matthew and Lucy brought Grandmama Sarah much happiness. An accomplished author and translator, Sarah published several works after Bill's death in 1998. Her Mennonite heritage was explored in The Silence Echoes and Path of Thorns and favourite tales translated in Many are the Voices of Home and The Biblical Story . She also wrote poems, compiled a music book of favourite German and English Christmas Carols and wrote her memoirs. Despite increasing physical ailments, Sarah's curiosity, intelligence, eloquence and faith endured until the end. She knew it was her time to fly and she accepted her wings with grace and gratitude. She has earned her rest in God's arms. The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff at Parkwood Mennonite Home, CCAC and Hospice Wellington for their care and support. Sarah's family will receive relatives and friends at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 3-6 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Sarah's life will be held at W-K United Mennonite Church, 15 George St. Waterloo on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. A reception will follow immediately in the funeral home's Fireside Room. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, Hospice Wellington, or a hospice of your choice in your community. Donations and condolences for the family may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.

Waterloo Region Record 16 Nov 2017

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LIFETIMES: She had a way with words … and longevity

Sarah Dyck of Waterloo, born: Sept. 28, 1924, in Wilmot Township, died: Nov. 13, 2017, of age-related illness

Two years ago, 90-year-old Sarah Dyck was pleased that her latest monumental work \emdash a 600-page collection of Bible stories translated from a German text \emdash would finally be published after sitting in her drawer for 15 years.

"I had finished my life story and tend to get bored when I don't have a job, I get restless," she told a Record reporter while sitting at her computer in her Waterloo retirement apartment.

Sarah's intelligence and determination shone during the interview and completely turned any idea that age matters on its ear.

Sarah was a voracious reader, devouring books and newspapers and she kept up on all the world events, said her daughter, Julie Telfer.

Growing up under the guidance of her astonishing mother, there was never any question that Julie and her sister Vickie would attend university. Sarah understood the value of education, having missed her entire secondary school level.

Born one of four kids to Russian Mennonites, Abraham and Agatha Dick, Sarah expressed annoyance that she hadn't been born on the ship that carried her parents to Canada instead of in a Wilmot Township farmhouse. It would have made for a much more interesting story and Sarah was always about a good story.....

Sarah later worked in various factories including Sunshine Waterloo, a manufacturing company where she moved up quickly from the factory floor to the metallurgical lab and finally to the main office doing cost accounting.

"She continued learning new things and got into different departments," said Julie. "She was a quick study."

By then, Sarah's family had moved closer to Waterloo enabling Sarah's two younger siblings to attend high school. Once her sister Anne enrolled at the Mennonite Bethel College in Kansas, Sarah began to wonder if she too could aspire to a college education.

Armed with nothing more than a breadth of self-taught knowledge plus four years piano training \emdash where she also excelled \emdash Sarah was accepted into Bethel's music program in a special category. The college soon recognized her abilities and placed her in an undergraduate degree program.

While at college, Sarah found more than just the education she craved; she met Russian-born Mennonite immigrant Bill Dyck in 1950. A year later, the couple married and spent the next few years moving around the U.S. while Bill completed post-graduate studies....

Sarah's first translation was of letters she discovered after the death of her mother, details of life in Russia written by her grandfather

"I was mesmerized," Sarah told a reporter of the remarkable find.

Those letters were like a living history of Russia during the politically tumultuous period between 1925 and 1931.

In the 1980s, Sarah translated a 1949 novel about Russian Mennonite refugees settling in Canada's West, written by a long-forgotten German author. Sarah was 82 when she took on that project after obtaining the author's permission.....

Hill, V. (2017). LIFETIMES: She had a way with words … and longevity. TheRecord.com. Retrieved 16 December 2017, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7989859-lifetimes-she-had-a-way-with-words-and-longevity/
 
Sarah Dick
 
9237 HEDGES, Tina

On Saturday, August 25, 2001, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 38th year. Beloved wife of Rob Hedges; loving mother of Jessica, at home; dear daughter of James and Vivian Dickenson; sister of Michelle and her husband Kevin Wartman and aunt of Adam and Jessana Wartman. Also survived by her mother-in-law, Ruth Hedges and her brother-in-law, Dan Hedges, his wife Susie and their children, Alicia and Nicole. Tina touched the lives of many through her sports affiliations and her involvements with the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, her work and the community. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home, 223 Main St. E., Cambridge, today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel, on Tuesday, August 28, 2001, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Kevin Livingston officiating, Interment in Trinity Anglican Cemetery.

The Record 27 Aug 2001 pg B7 
Tina J. Dickenson
 
9238 Lavina (Margaret) Dickert - Lavina (Margaret) Dickert, 79, of 28 Queen St., Elmira, died Sunday at K-W Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dickert, and was born near Heidelberg. Miss Dickert was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Elmira. One brother and one sister predeceased her, and she is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lorne (Emma) Dickert of Elmira. The body was at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, where a funeral service was conducted today by rev. ?yton Fritz. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Elmira Signet Nov 9 1966 pg 17 
Lavina Margaret "Margaret" Dickert
 
9239 Schafer, Mrs. John (Louise) - On Tuesday, June 6, 1978, at Sunnyside Home, the former Louise Dickert, age 89 years. Born at Anton, Ont., and formerly a resident of Park Street, Kitchener. Dear wife of John Schafer; mother of Edna (Mrs. James Cushing) of Kitchener, Mrs. Irene Slack of Cambridge (G), Carl and Stuart, both of Kitchener; sister of Mrs. Tina Demerling of Vancouver, B.C.; also survived by seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her father, Valentine Dickert; her mother, the former Anna Wagner and 12 brothers and sisters. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. this evening. Funeral and committal service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Thursday at 3 p.m. Herbert Katzmier will conduct the service. Interment will be made in Memory Gardens.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, 7 June, 1978 
Louise Katharine Dickert
 
9240 Mrs. John Millar

HESPELER \endash Mrs. John Millar, 79, a resident of Hespeler until five years ago, died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Clark, of Owen Sound, Friday. Born in Ireland, the former Rose Ann Dickey, she married John Millar in Ireland and moved to Canada, where they settled in the west. Several years later, Mr. and Mrs. Millar came to Hespeler. Her husband predeceased her in 1939 and surviving are four daughters and four sons; Mrs. Claus (Rebecca) O'Krafka, Gorrie; Mrs. William (Rose) Gavin, Sheffield; Mrs. Bert (Mary) Clark, Owen Sound; Mrs. Bert (Margaret) Egerton, Galt; John Millar, Scepter, Alta, William and James Millar, Hespeler; Thomas Millar, Milverton. Two sisters and a brother, survive in Ireland. There are 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The funeral was held today at the Stager Funeral Home. Interment took place in Wanner Cemetery. Rev. H.R. Hindry officiated1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Mar 1953 
Rose Ann Dickey
 
9241 Died, In South Dumfries, on Tuesday, May 31st., 1892, at 11.50 a.m. Ann Dickie, Relict of the late Wm. Richmond, aged 83 years and 8 months. The Funeral Will take place from the residence of Wm. Richmond, lot 33, con. 6, South Dumfries, on Thursday, at two p.m., to Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. May 31, 1892.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Ann Dickie
 
9242 Died, In Ayr, on Saturday, 17th inst., at 6:30 o'clock, P.M., Geo. Dickie, Sr., Aged 70 Years, 5 Months & 24 Days. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Hall Street, on Tuesday, 20th January, at 2 o'clock P.M., to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend. Ayr, January 17th, 1891.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
George Dickie
 
9243 The Rev. J. F. Pickle

A young divinity student, the Rev. James F. Dickie, fresh from a Scottish College, was inducted on February 13, 1872. Subsequently he married the late Sir Adam Beck's only sister. Mr. Dickie continued at St. Andrew's until the late eighteen-seventies. In 1875 the session was increased by the appointment of the elders whose names follow: Alexander Young, William Cowan, J. Muir, Charles Bedford, John Moffat, William Cowan, and Alexander Roy. The Rev. Mr. Dickie demitted his charge in Berlin and accepted a call to the Central Presbyterian Church in Detroit. Later on he was appointed minister to the American and British Church in Nollendorf Platz, Berlin, Germany. In December, 1913, he revisited Berlin, Canada, and in part said, I knew Berlin better in 1871 than I do now. I note how wonderfully it has grown and how it has become a hive of industry. But whether or not it is a more agreeable place in which to live, I cannot say. When I first knew it, it was a delightful place. It hadn't many manufacturies, but it had a number of scholarly, cultivated gentlemen, and very genial and hospitable ladies. Then, you heard scarcely anything spoken in the streets but German. It was necessary for anyone living here to speak both languages. I had for my instructor Adolph Mueller, who was one of the best teachers I have ever met. He did much to draw the German and English speaking people together. What impressed me most on coming to Berlin, Ontario, was the fact that a little town of 2,500 inhabitants had fourteen churches. The Lutherans were the largest group, while all the churches drew from the country. I recall that the first street-light. burning coal oil, was placed in 1874. Had I not been in little Berlin, I should never have been in Berlin, Germany. For it was here that I acquired an interest in German life and language.

After Dr. Dickie removed to Detroit he was succeeded by the Rev. Donald Tait (1879-1889). In his time the Presbyterians of Waterloo who attended St. Andrew's organized a church of their own...1a

1a
A History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937, 
Rev. James Francis Dickie
 
9244 Demise of Mrs. Lillico - We regret to record the death of Jeannie Dickie, beloved wife of James Lillico, which took place at Galt General Hospital on Sunday, August 9th, at two o'clock p.m. Although Mrs. Lillico had been an invalid for some time, she was enjoying her usual health until about a week before the call came. Born in 1864 on a farm a short distance east of Ayr the late Mrs. Lillico spent her girlhood days in and around Ayr, where her bright and sunny disposition won for her a host of friends. She was married by the holy bonds in matrimony in 1890 to James Lillico of Blenheim Township, and leaves to mourn her loss, besides her sorrowing husband, two daughters, Marjorie and Mary, and one son, George A., also a brother, George Dickie of Portland, Oregon, and a sister, Margaret, of London. Mrs. Lillico was a member of Knox United Church, and as long as her health permitted, was an active worker in the different branches of church work. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon to Ayr Cemetery and was largely attended. The services were in charge of Rev. J. W. Currie.

The Ayr News Aug 13 1925 pg 1 
Jane "Jeannie" Dickie
 
9245 Died on Tuesday afternoon, the 13th instant, at the early age of 36 years, Jessie Dickie, wife of Mr. Archibald Henderson, Mill Creek near Galt. Her Funeral yesterday was attended by the greatest cavalcade we ever witnessed in the streets of this town.1a

1aThe Galt Report Jan 1857 
Janet Dickie
 
9246 A-1-127 John Dickie Letters of Administration of the estate of John Dickie the Elder, late of the Township of North Dumfries, Yeoman, to Janet Dickie of the Township aforesaid, widow of the said deceased upon her giving proof that the said deceased died intestate on or about the 18th day of February 1857 and on her giving bond with security for the due administration of such estate herself and two sureties in the persons of James Dickie and John Dickie the younger, both of the Township aforesaid, Yeomen, each in the sum of six thousand pounds the inventory delivered being to the amount of £1020/14/-

Letters Granted 15th March 1857
Died 18th February 1857
Inventory £1020/14/-1a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.
 
John Dickie
 
9247 Died, In North Dumfries, on Saturday, 11th March, Maggie, Daughter of Robert Dickie, of Dumfries, aged 21 years. Funeral, On Monday afternoon, at One o'clock, from her Father's Residence to the Dickie Settlement Cemetery. Dumfries, 11th March 1871.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Margaret Dickie
 
9248 Staying at the Inn of Thomas and Jane McMillan at Galt, Ontario Robert Dickie
 
9249 "In 1867, John Gillespie, aged 23 years and living on Lot 23, Concession 11, wrote in his diary: 'Wednesday, October 2 \endash At William Dickie's sale. The stock sold well. Monday, October 14 \endash I was at Alex Cranston's bidding farewell to William Dickie and family \endash a touching scene, a number of people being affected to tears. Wednesday, October 16 \endash William Dickie and family left for Guelph on their way to New Zealand'1a

1aOur Todays and Yesterdays, by Andrew Taylor, p. 159, 
William Dickie
 
9250 Died In Puslinch, on Feb. 27th, at 10. 30 o'clock p. m., William Gordon, infant son of William and Elizabeth Dickie, aged one month. Funeral [handwritten] On Tuesday, March 2nd, at 2 o'clock, to the Hespeler Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation. [ no year given]1a

1aFuneral Card 
William Gordon Dickie
 
9251 DICKIN, William John (Jack)

Of Cambridge, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2002, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, after several months illness, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Linda Anderson (Secord); dear step-father of Pat Anderson and his wife Carrie; beloved grandpa of Matthew Anderson. Survived by his sisters, Dorothy Scherrer and Laura Davidson, both of Cambridge, Ruth Ann Tordoff of Wilson, N.Y. brothers, Ray of St. Clements and Don of Glen Morris. Jack served in the navy and army, was a member of Preston Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 126 and the South Waterloo Naval Vets' Associations. He retired from C.P. Rail in 1983. In retirement, Jack enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping on Manitoulin Island. Many happy hours were spent in his big garden, from which he gladly shared the produce. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home on Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Andrew Paulsen officiating. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 21 Mar 2002 pg B9 
William John "Jack" Dickin
 
9252 Walter Dickinson

PRESTON — Walter Dickinson, prominent Preston citizen and well-known business man, died early today to the K-W Hospital, Kitchener. He had been ill for the last three months and had been in the hospital one day prior to his death. He was born in Ulderstan. England, and came to Canada in 1914. Settling in London, Ont., he later moved to Windsor, where he became engaged in the furniture business. In 1938 he moved to Preston and purchased the furniture store and business owned by H. K. Stager. A director of the Preston Chamber of Commerce, the late Mr. Dickinson was chairman of the retail section of the chamber in 1950. He successfully organized the merchants section and maintained a keen interest in the work. A member of St. John's Anglican Church, he was a member of the advisory council of the board of management at the time of his death. In previous years he was a member of the board of management and the senior choir. He taught a senior boys, Sunday school class for several years and was a Scoutmaster of the Third Preston troop. He was a member of St. John's Lodge, AF and AM, London, Ont.. He is survived by his wife, Ellen G., two daughters, Susan and Betsy; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Ireland and Mrs. Mabel Armer, London, Ont.; five brothers, Ernest and John, Montreal; Frank, London, Ont.; Sidney, Guelph and Thomas, Huntington Park, Calif. James Dickinson and Miss Mae Dickinson, a brother and sister, predeceased him. Funeral services will be held at St. John's Anglican Church on Tuesday at 3 p.m., with Rev. R. T. Appleyard officiating. The body is now resting at the Stager-Pass Ltd. Funeral Home, interment will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Preston.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Jun 1952 pg 5 
Walter Dickinson
 
9253 DICKISON, William Earl - Second World War Veteran, formerly of Hanover and Culross Township passed away on Monday, October 23, 2006, St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Dove Dickison (Lambe) of Waterloo and the late Evelyn Dickison (McInnes) (1992). Dear father of Dianne Donaldson (Jim) of Waterloo and Marlene Deneau (Bill) of Walkerton. Sadly missed by grandchildren, Terry and Jennifer Donaldson and Jeff Deneau. Also survived by sisters, Grace McDonald of Culross Township, Audrey Sutherland (Bert) of B.C. and Shirley McKague (Ken) of Wingham and sisters-in-law, Lorna Dickison of Glencoe and Dorothy Ross (Roy) of Walkerton. Remembered by Dove's family, Eric Griffin (Margaret) of Dundas and their children, Monica and Richard and Neil Griffin of Peace River, Alberta and his children Cari and Ashly.Predeceased by his parents Joseph Dickison and the former Emily Day; sister Annie Sharpe; brothers Glen Dickison, Ford Dickison and Gordon Dickison and brothers-in-law J.S. McDonald and Walter Sharpe.Earl served overseas with the RCEME attached to the Fifth Division in Europe from 1942 to 1945. Upon returning home he farmed in Culross Township for 33 years, retiring in 1978 to Hanover and then to Waterloo in 1988. Visitation will be held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Teeswater on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with the funeral service in the chapel on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 2 p.m. with Marilyn Robertson officiating. Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery with Korleen Schmidt officiating. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Record 24 Oct 2006 
William Earl Dickison
 
9254 JOHN HENRY DICKMAN

One of the oldest residents of this city passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Steinmetz Sunday afternoon in the person of Mr. John Henry Dickman. The deceased was born in Germany in September, 93 years ago. In 1854 he immigrated to Canada and took up his residence at Dundas and in the same year married Miss Christine Addler who predeceased him eleven years. In 1860 he came to Kitchener where he has since resided and where for many years he was employed as a cabinet maker. Me was a continuous member of Zion Evangelical church since coming to Kitchener and for some time has been the oldest member. He is survived by five children Hannah (Mrs. George Steinmetz) of this city; Isaac of Toronto; Fanny (Mrs.Christ Steinmetz) of Winnipeg; Henry W., of Waterloo; Emma (Mrs. Albert Halstead) of Brantford. Twenty-six grand children and twenty-five great grandchildren also survive. About three years ago Mr. Dickman was the victim of an accident and has been confined to his room since that time. Recently he suffered from paralysis which was the cause of death. The funeral was held from the home of his daughter, 54 1-2 Queen street south on Tuesday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock. Services were held at Zion Evangelical church and interment was held in Mount Hope cemetery.

Chronicle-Telegraph 15 Dec 1921 pg 8 
Henry Dickman
 
9255 KEHL, Beulah May of Mulberry Street, Cambridge at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Thursday, March 9, 1995 in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth J. Kehl and dear mother of Linda Collee and husband Ray of Scarborough, Richard and wife Susan of Cambridge, David Allan of Kitchener, Ruth K. Tobey and husband Steve, Robert J. and wife June of Cambridge and Lori Moore of Kitchener. Also surviving is her sister Kay Hoskins and husband Charles of Cambridge, 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sons William John, Paul and Tom Kehl. Beulah and her husband owned and operated the Red & White Taxi in Hespeler for a number of years and she was a long-time resident of Cambridge (Hespeler). Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held from the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge on Saturday March 11, 1995 at a time to be advised in Friday's edition of the newspaper with Pastor Wendell Grahlman officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Beulah May "May" Dickson
 
9256 Mrs. Christena West

PRESTON -- Mrs. Christena West, 91, of 405 Waterloo St. Preston, died Saturday at South Waterloo Hospital, Galt. Mrs. West was the former Christena Dickson and was born at Valens, Beverley Township. She had lived in Preston for 45 years. She was a member of St Paul's United Church here. She was predeceased by her husband, John George West in 1945 and by a son, George Clifford in 1956. Surviving are one son, John Laurence, of RR#1, Blair, one daughter, Mrs. Grant (Edna) Malcolm of Galt: eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body will be at Stager-Barthel Funeral Home where service ill be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in Preston Cemetery, Rev. Arthur Waters of St. Paul's United Church will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Sep 1961 pg 7 
Christena Dickson
 
9257 Florence Augusta Dickson was born in 1846 or 47, the daughter of Walter Hamilton Dickson adn Augusta Claus Geale. Beginning in 1860 he main residence was in her home "Kirkmichale" on Byng St. in Galt. She lived in Toronto from about 1898 to 1912, later in St. Catharines in 1921. Remembered best for owning large tracts of land in Galt. She had been quite wealthy, but by her death in 1924 had little left.1a

1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book] 
Florence Augusta Dickson
 
9258 F.W.R. Dickson, a descendant of a pioneer County farmer, served in World War I, graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College and the College of Education and taught science at the K-W Collegiate and Vocational School for forty-one years. He was director of the Academic School and football coach. He retired in 1965.

Dickson was associated with Dr. A.E. Broome in the planning of Doon Pioneer Village. His research and knowledge of pioneers proved invaluable to the Waterloo County Hall of Fame. He edited the Waterloo Historical Society's annual volumes for twenty-five years.

The K-W Field Naturalists, in conjunction with the Grand Valley Conservation Authority, named eighty-three acres, "The F.W.R. Dickson Wilderness Area," in recognition of his outstanding service.

His interest in photography resulted in a very valuable collection of slides of historic Waterloo County buildings. He gave hundreds of free illustrated talks on Waterloo County history and natural history continuing his valuable work as a historian.1a

1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame 
Frank William Roy "F. W. R." "Roy" Dickson
 
9259 Central Presbyterian Church

A United Presbyterian congregation was formed on April 6, 1857 by Rev. John M. King, and a church was built at the junction of Metcalfe Street and the Blair Road. The church was renamed The Second Canada Presbyterian Church in 1861 and then Melville Presbyterian Church on January 7, 1866. In early 1870 the church was joined by the members of the short-lived Bayne Church and the name was changed to Union Presbyterian Church; it then became Central Presbyterian Church (with St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church) on May 18, 1880. Rev. James A. R. Dickson had been called to Union Church on October 14, 1879 and therefore assumed the ministry for the new joint congregation. Rev. Dr. Dickson was to remain minister until forced to retire in January 1914 due to ill health. Ministers who followed him were Revs. M. B. Davidson (1914-1952) and David Gowdy (1952-1974).
On July 26, 1880, the cornerstone for a new stone church was laid; nearly two years later, on March 5, 1882, the opening sermons were preached in the new church. The gallery was added in 1889 and in 1905 electric lighting was installed. The church bells date from the following year, 1906. Many years later a large addition was constructed for office, meeting and Christian Education space; it was opened and dedicated on April 10, 1954.1a

1aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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Union Presbyterian Church

The church was formed from the union of Melville Presbyterian Church and the short-lived Bayne Church (or the New Presbyterian Congregation) on April 13, 1870. Bayne Church had been formed on August 19, 1869, and had held its first and last communion in November 1869. In June of 1879 the pulpit of Union Church, which had been occupied by Rev. Richard Bentley since 1871, became vacant. Rev. James A. R. Dickson, who was soon to serve the new united Central Presbyterian Church congregation, was called to Union Church on October 14, 1879. Union joined with St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church to become Central Presbyterian Church on May 18, 1880. The Union Church building was sold to Thomas Hamilton and was "used as a dwelling until destroyed by fire in 1890" (Barrie 1982:33).2a

2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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Knox Preston Presbyterian Church

Rev. Charles Freshman, who served as a German Wesleyan Methodist missionary in Preston and area c.1860-1869, stated in his autobiography that the Presbyterian Church engaged a "young Swiss preacher and sent him out to evangelize the Germans in Waterloo County" (Freshman 1868:284). Dr. Freshman reported that the young Presbyterian preacher preached in the "Lutheran Church in that place [Preston] ... but he failed to establish a cause" (Ibid:285).
According to the Minutes of the Second General Assembly (1876) of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, a German Mission was established in Preston on August 10, 1875 and an English one was begun on March 14, 1876. Rev. George Haigh was inducted as Minister to the combined congregations of Preston, Doon and Hespeler on April 24, 1876. Formal organization of this English-speaking congregation was on August 29, 1876. Services at the German Mission were "suspended" in January, 1878, "for want of encouragement", according to the Minutes of the Fourth General Assembly in 1878.
Commencing in 1880, services were held by Rev. Haigh in a stone building at the corner of Duke and Argyle Streets in Preston. However, on March 20, 1883 Preston was separated from Doon and Hespeler which remained under the ministry of Rev. Haigh. Preston reverted to a Mission Station at that time, only to be "dissolved" on September 16, 1884, according to the Minutes of the Eleventh General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1885.
The congregation was reorganized in 1891 by Dr. James A. R. Dickson of Central Presbyterian Church, Galt; the first church service was held on April 5, 1891 by Mr. P. W. Anderson in the Royal Templars' Hall in the Schultz Block. The Town Hall was then used for a short time; the first Kirk Session was elected there on March 12, 1893. The Lyceum Hall on King Street was purchased in 1893, renovated, and dedicated on July 16, 1893. Preston and Doon were placed on a two-point charge in 1893; the first minister was Rev. Herbert Francis Thomas (1893-1898) who was ordained and inducted into Knox Presbyterian on August 21, 1893. The church was rebuilt in 1938 and was in use until 1965 when the new church was completed; the King Street property was then sold.
The cornerstone for a new church on Argyle Street North, between King and Duke Streets, was laid on October 18, 1964. Dedication services for the new building held on March 27, 1965 included locking the door of the old church. In 1973 the name of the church was changed to Knox Preston Presbyterian Church when Preston joined with Galt and Hespeler to form the city of Cambridge. Dates on church: 1893, 1965.3a

3aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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Rev. James A. R. Dickson came to Galt in 1879 and served as the last minister of the Union Presbyterian Church and the first minister of Central Presbyterian Church. He came to Brantford in 1857 and attended Brantford Grammar School and later graduated McGill University. He graduated Congregational College in 1865 and served in First Congregational Church in London, later to the Northern Congregational Church in Toronto. He joined the Presbyterian church before coming to Galt in 1879. He was a frequent contributor of religious periodicals and publications and the author tracts and books including "Ebenezer, a History of Central Presbyterian Church" He served until illness forced his retirement in 1915.1a

1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book] 
Rev. James A. R. Dickson, B.D. Ph.D.
 
9260 Rev. James A.R. Dickson had been called to Union Church on October 14, 1879 and therefore assumed the ministry for the new joint congregaton. 1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
Rev. James A. R. Dickson, B.D. Ph.D.
 
9261 COOK, Janet

Of Riverbend Place, Cambridge, Saturday,. Sept. 21, 1991, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 84th year, Janet Dickson, beloved wife of the late George R. Cook and dear mother of Gary of St. Jacobs. Loving grandmother of David and Andrew. Mrs. Cook was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and was a resident of Cambridge for 42 years from Toronto. A member of St. John's Anglican Church and the Preston Chapter of the Eastern Star. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at St. John's Anglican Church, Cambridge, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Sep 1991 pg A11 
Janet Dickson
 
9262 Donald McKearcher (1848-1918), his 2nd wife Marion and all his children. From left to right: sitting on the floor is Harry Alexander McCaig, behind him is his sister Hannah Elizabeth Jean; seated is my great-grandfather Donald; standing beside him is my great-uncle Donald Soutar (2nd son with 1st wife Betsy); beside him is Donald's 2nd wife Marion; in front of her and also seated is my grandfather Robert Duncan (Donald's 1st son with wife Betsy); and finally seated on the floor is James Mathew.

Image from Kathy Sinclair 2012 
Marion S. Dickson
 
9263 DICKSON, Robert Roy

At Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 22, 1987, Robert Dickson, of 182 Trillium St., Cambridge, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Stephanie (Klein) Dickson and dear father of Mrs. Donald (June) Dougall of Kitchener and Mrs. Donald (Louann) Brethauer of Cambridge; brother of Mrs. Joseph (Helen) Fuchs and Mrs. Fred (Ethel) Hedges, both of Cambridge; dear grandfather of Scott, Denise and Jason Dougall, Jeffrey and Jamie Brethauer. The late Mr. Dickson was predeceased by four brothers and one sister. He was a member of Hespeler IOOF Lodge, No. 321 and had formerly worked as a foreman for Newlands Textiles Inc. for 25 years. He served for many years as a member of the Hespeler Volunteer Fire Department. Resting at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Tuesday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. Interment New Hope cemetery .

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Feb 1987 pg D15 
Robert Roy Dickson
 
9264 DICKSON, Ross H. - Ross passed away peacefully, on Friday, September 5, 2008 at Leisureworld Care Centre, Elmira. Ross was 85 years old and resided in Kitchener for most of his life. Beloved husband of Mary (Brohman), recently celebrating 59 years of marriage. Dear father of David (Bonnie) of Toronto and Jeff (Cheryl) of West Montrose. Also lovingly remembered by his two grandsons, Matthew of Elmira and Elliott of Toronto. Brother of Elaine (Harold) Vogt of Kitchener, Norman (Joyce) of Wiarton and brother-in-law of Anne Dickson of Brantford. Fondly remembered by Nicole Dickson and Jean-Luc Stankowski of Ajax. Predeceased by his parents, Harvey and Caroline (Gibson); his brothers, Elgin (Valera), Gerald, Floyd (Ann); his sister-in-law, Mary Dickson and his grandson, Bradley Dickson. Ross was a veteran of the Second World War having served with the Lincoln-Welland Regiment in Belgium and Germany and was wounded in action. Ross was an avid walker, swimmer and skater and was a retiree of Uniroyal Textile Division with 37 years of service. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, 173 Lourdes St. W., Waterloo on Friday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Edward Sheridan officiating, followed by interment in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. Parish prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 8:45 p.m. In his memory, donations to the Cardiac Fitness Association would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Many thanks to Dr. Haberstroh and the staff and residents of Leisureworld for the excellent care and friendships extended to Ross.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record - Sep. 8, 2008  
Ross H. Dickson
 
9265 DICKSON, WILLIAM, businessman, lawyer, jp, office holder, colonizer, and politician; b. 13 July 1769 in Dumfries, Scotland, second of six sons of John Dickson, a merchant, and Helen Wight, daughter of a Presbyterian clergyman; m. 12 April 1794 Charlotte Adlam in Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake), Upper Canada, and they had three sons; d. 19 Feb. 1846 in Niagara (Niagara-on-the-Lake).

Dickson spent his later years developing his lands in Dumfries Township. During his trip to Scotland in 1809 he had assessed attitudes there regarding emigration to Upper Canada and had also made some preliminary arrangements concerning agents. Once the initial settlement was established, he sent his Scottish agents printed prospectuses concerning his township, wrote articles to the Scottish press, and contacted leading Scots, concentrating his efforts on Dumfries and Roxburgh and Selkirk counties. In all he treated his settlers paternally. They were moved immediately to their land and provided with stock, implements, and provisions. He was noted for making large advances of money and for not requiring substantial down payments. By 1825 his settlement was doing well and Dickson moved his entire family to Galt. He retired to Niagara in 1837, leaving the administration of his lands to his sons.
 
Hon. William Dickson
 
9266 This stone cottage was the home of William Dickson Jr. the son of the Hon. William Dickson, founder of Galt. It was built in 1832 and was intended to be the gatehouse for an even grander house that was never built. It too had a gatehouse. The building with the very steep roof at 10 Byng Avenue was the gatehouse for Kirkmichael William Dickson
 
9267 William Dickson was the son of the Hon. William Dickson and after his father left Galt he had his son take care of the lands and business. William Dickson
 
9268 Mrs. Anna Habel

Mrs. Anna Habel, 74, formerly of 15 Mansion St., Kitchener, died at K-W Hospital, Wednesday after a lengthy illness. Born in Baden, she was a Kitchener resident for 35 years and was a member of Benton St. Baptist Church Mission Circle and Adult Ladies Bible Class. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Neva) Homuth of Kitchener, Mrs. Alice Burnside of London, Ont., Mrs. Carl (Gladys) Stroh of Kitchener and a step-daughter, Mrs. George (Anne) Ertz of Dunkirk, N.Y.; four sisters, Mrs. Henry Koch of Kitchener, Mrs. Frederick Poth of New Dundee, Mrs. Russell Wilcox of Brown City, Mich. and Mrs. Mary Milbrandt of New Dundee. Eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. Her first husband Edward Poth predeceased her in 1917 and her second husband William Habel died in 1942. The body is at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, where funeral services will be conducted Saturday, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery. Rev. Leander Roblin and Rev. Frank Melbourne will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Nov 1954 pg 5 
Anna Diebel
 
9269 Diebel, Edward Addison - Aged 76, of 157 Snyder Rd. E., Baden, passed away Oct. 17 at St. Mary's Hospital, following a brief illness. Born March 25, 1899 in Wilmot Township, resided in Baden most of his life and had been a telephone linesman; retired from Bennett and Wright Construction Company. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Baden; a son of the late Peter C. Diebel and the former Veronica Wilhelm. He is survived by his wife, the former Olive Lieskau; also by two daughters, Mrs. Calvin (Jean) Prachar and Mrs. Charles (Evelyn) Powell, both of Kitchener; brothers, Albert of New Hamburg and Robert of Waterloo; three sisters, Mrs. Edward (Nellie) Manser of Kitchener, Mrs. Alex (Margaret) Cooper of Wallaceburg and Mrs. Stuart (Alice) Kechnie of Kitchener; and seven grandchildren. Will rest at the Bruce J. Omand Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, where friends will be received today from 7-9 and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral and committal services will be held at St. James Lutheran Church, Baden on Monday at 3 pm. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Edward Addison Diebel
 
9270 Mrs. Frederick Poth - By Record Correspondent - New Dundee - Mrs. Frederick Poth, 82, of New Dundee died today at Marsdale Manor, Galt, after a lengthy illness. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Diebel, she was born in Wilmot Township Jan 4, 1882, and lived all her life in the New Dundee area. Her husband died in 1957. She was a member of the New Dundee Baptist Church and a charter member of the Church's mission circle. Survivors include three sons, Leroy of Bayfield, Harold of New Dundee, Glenn of Waterloo; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Iva Lorraine) Moss of West Hartford, Conn.; seven grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her family. The body will be at the Ratz-Bechtel funeral Home, Kitchener until 10 am Wednesday when removal will be made to the New Dundee Baptist Church for the funeral at 2:30 pm. Rev. J. A. Banscombe, minister of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Emma Diebel
 
9271 "He and his brother, Henry, conducted a carriage shop in Tavistock, for a number of years. They dissolved the partnership, George going to Milton, ND. USA, and Henry to Sault Ste. Marie. George had a family of six children."

A History of the Diebel Family, 1736-1936, Hanover Post Press 1936

___________________

Marriage--Diebel-Kaufmann-- On January 23 rd, by Rev. F. (Veb ?) George Diebel to Katherine Kaufmann. Both of Tavistock.

The Sentinel Review, Woodstock, ON. Feb 07, 1879 
George Diebel
 
9272 TAVISTOCK CARRIAGE & WAGGON WORKS: H. Diebel Proprietor

This business was established in 1871, the building - a large two-storey frame structure - being previously used as a foundry. Mr. Diebel employs about a dozen hands the year round, and turns out a large number of vehicles of every description. A blacksmith shop is also connected with the above works and horse shoeing, etc., receives prompt attention. Mr. Diebel is a practical workman and superintends all work turned out. He also manufactures the celebrated porcelain lined pumps. Tavistock rigs have quite a reputation in the surrounding country, and seem to give the best of satisfaction generally. Last year it was found impossible to supply the demand. From $8,000 to $10,000 worth of work is turned out annually. The proprietor is an energetic business man and fully deserves the large share of patronage which he receives. Long may he continue to prosper.

New Hamburg Independent - August 26, 1878

____________________

"They had a large family. He was a carriage maker. (Worked in Tavistock with brother George), and later a grain buyer. Left Canada, emigrating to Grafton, North Dakota, USA, then to Sauk Center, Stearns County, MN. where he raised his family and died there.

Marilyn Baron 
Henry Diebel
 
9273 JEAN OLIVE AMELIA PRACHAR (nee DIEBEL) 1924 - 2009 Jean was born January 24, 1924 in Baden. She was washed in the waters of Holy Baptism, and later was confirmed on March 21, 1937 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Baden by Rev. Horace Erdman. On August 23, 1947 she was united in Holy Marriage to Calvin Joseph Prachar at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, New Hamburg. Their union was blessed with two sons. She entered eternal life on August 18, 2009 at the age of 85 years. Jean's parents, Edward and Olive (Leiskau) Diebel, predeceased her in 1975 and 1987 respectively. Her loving husband Calvin went to be with his Lord on June 3, 2009. She is survived by her sons, Rev. Thomas Prachar of Regina, Saskatchewan and Robert Prachar (Desiree Mambella) of Stittsville; her sister, Evelyn (Charles) Powell of Kitchener; brothers-in-law, Andy Prachar of Mississauga, Henry (Pauline) Prachar of Waterloo and Adolph (Sylvia) Prachar of Kitchener; nieces and nephews, Linda (Gary) Weinstein of Kitchener, Lois (Ron) Green of Kitchener, Brenda (Mike) Wiles of Waterloo, Mark (Carol) Powell of Dorr, Michigan, Joan (Peter) Trautrim of Waterloo, Andrea (Roger) Kieswetter of Waterloo, Tina (Garth) Anderson of Calgary, Greg (Kelly) Prachar of Burlington, Brian (Tracy) Prachar of London and Nancy Isaac of Ottawa. Lovingly remembered by Lore and her daughter Christa Franek of Kitchener. Visitation will be held at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Saturday, August 22 (today) from 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday, August 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at Faith Lutheran Church, 247 Westmount Rd. E., Kitchener on Monday, August 24, 2009 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Krestick officiating. Reception will follow the service in the Church Hall. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener for those who wish to attend. Donations in Jean's memory may be made to Faith Lutheran Church Building Fund or Osteoporosis Canada, and can be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Jean, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 22 Aug 2008

 
Jean Olive Amelia Diebel
 
9274 "As a young man he emigrated to Canada. As near as can be found, this was in 1842. He took up land near Lisbon, ON. In 1844 or 1845 he married Elizabeth Horst. He died August 1859, leaving a family of seven small children to mourn his early demise. The family was put under the care of a younger brother who lived in Bruce Co. The children highly respected their uncle, (Conrad), who spared no time nor money to help them along. Farmed near Lisbon, ON. "

A History of the Diebel Family, 1736-1936, Hanover Post Press 1936 
Johann George "George" Diebel
 
9275 Death of 2 students stuns Brevard school

February 11, 2006 By Laurin Sellers, Sentinel Staff Writer

MELBOURNE -- The sudden unrelated deaths of two seventh-graders just a day apart left classmates at Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School reeling on Friday.

Malasia Rowe was a cheerleader and athlete, who had broken school track records. Josh Diebel loved a good joke almost as much as he loved basketball. It was unclear whether the two 13-year-olds knew each other. But it was certain they were well-known and would be missed.


More than 200 students sought help from grief counselors as news of the deaths spread across campus Friday, said Sara T. Stern, a district spokeswoman. "There has been a lot of emotion today," said Larry Ascher, the school's seventh-grade guidance counselor. "Many kids this age have none or limited experience with death, usually an old person. But when it's somebody their own age, and two of them, it brings up a lot of thoughts and questions they don't have the maturity to deal with.

"Today certainly wasn't a typical school day."

Malasia collapsed outside a friend's home about three weeks ago and was rushed to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, where she was placed on life support, said Dawn Marcoux, a family friend. She died Wednesday of heart failure, said Marcoux, who described Malasia as a "beautiful, outgoing girl."

On Thursday, Josh was playing basketball on the sidelines near about 60 other students when he collapsed, vomited and lost consciousness, Stern said. He was pronounced dead at Wuesthoff Hospital. Lorne Diebel, the boy's father, said his son had passed out three times in the past two months. "We had him in for a slew of tests, and the doctor said he had low blood pressure," he said Friday. "It had been a huge relief because we felt that maybe it wasn't serious."

Although the physician had said it was OK for Josh to play basketball, he was not participating with the rest of the physical-education class when he collapsed, his father said. "The school was not comfortable with him playing and was erring on the side of caution," said Diebel, who praised the school staff and the teacher who tried to revive Josh.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. Josh's mother, Julie Diebel, said the family's faith is keeping them strong. "He was sensitive and kind-hearted, and we were blessed to have had the 13 years we had him," she said.

Death of 2 students stuns Brevard school. tribunedigital-orlandosentinel. Retrieved 5 June 2016, from http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2006-02-11/news/DEADKIDS11_1_diebel-josh-melbourne 
Josh Diebel
 
9276 Mrs. Louisa Gix Dies Yesterday. Had lived in Petoskey during past 50 years. Mrs. Louisa Gix, widow of the late Otto Gix, and a pioneer resident of Petoskey, passed away Tuesday at her home at 209 Howard Street. She was 76 years of age, and had been ill for the past nine months. Mrs. Gix was an active member of Beulah Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Past Matron's Club of that chapter. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Gix was for many years actively associated with social , lodge and church affairs of the city and community, and enjoyed a wide acquaintance. Born at Neustadt, Ontario, March 10, 1860, Mrs. Gix grew to womanhood there, and was married there to Otto Gix, who passed away here in 1918. They came from Ontario to Petosky 50 years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. A. D. Hinkle, of Petoskey, and one son Ralph Gix, of Pontiac. Another son, Dr. Gordon R. Gix passed away in 1915. Funeral services, conducted by the Beulah Chapter O. E. S., will be held at the home Thursday. Rev. Ralph Young of Harbor Springs Presbyterian Church, will be the minister. Members of the Past Matron's Club will serve as escort. Burial will be in Greenwood.


The Petosky Evening News, June 17, 1936 
Louisa Diebel
 
9277 Mrs. John Wilhelm - Mrs. John E. Wilhelm of RR 2, Baden, died Wednesday at her home after a lengthy illness. She was 73. The former Mary Diebel, Mrs. Wilhelm was born in Wilmot Township, April 5, 1895, and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Diebel. She lived in Wilmot Township most of her life. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church, Kitchener, and of the women's association of the church. Surviving are her husband, to whom she was married in New Hamburg in 1916; one son, Walter of RR 2, Baden; one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Dorothy) Mohr of RR 2, Baden; three brothers, Henry of Owendale, Mich., and John and Clarence, both of Gagetown, Mich; two sisters, Mrs. Ezra (Hattie) Abbe of Owendale, Mich., and Mrs. Bessie Bertrand of Bay City, Mich., and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by one brother and two sisters. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where the service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. Rev. W. L. Pierce and Rev. H. E. Morphy will officiate. Burial will be in Parkview cemetery, Waterloo. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Memorial fund of Highland Baptist Church will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Mary Diebel
 
9278 MANSER, Mrs. Nellie L. - At her residence 600 Greenfield, Apt. 408, Kitchener, on Thursday, May 20, 1976, after a brief illness, Nellie Louise Diebel aged 76 years. A member of Benton Street Baptist Church and a resident of Kitchener for 49 years. Mother of Robert and Mrs. Carl (Elizabeth) Schmadl both of Kitchener; sister of Albert of New Hamburg, Robert of Waterloo, Mrs. Stewart (Alice) Kechnie of Kitchener, Mrs. Aleck (Margaret) Cooper of Wallaceburg; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. Predeceased by her parents, her husband Edward and one brother Edward. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, where the funeral and committal service will be held in the chapel Saturday at 3 p.m. with Rev. Clayton Wilhelm officiating. Interment will be in Memory Gardens cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Nellie Louise Diebel
 
9279 DIEBEL, Robert William-Peacefully, after a brief illness, at K-W Hospital, on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1993, Robert Diebel, in his 87th year. Loving husband of Florence Ann Kilian of Waterloo; dearest father of Kenneth and his wife Ann of Waterloo, Keith and his wife Marilyn of Clifford and Peter and his wife Edythe of Kitchener. Mr. Diebel will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Sarah, Adam, Cynthia and David and sisters, Alice Kechnie of Kitchener and Margaret Cooper of St. Catharines and sister-in-law, Pearl Diebel. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Albert and Edward and one sister, Nellie Manser. The family will receive friends at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa St. South (at Westmount Road), Kitchener, today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service and committal will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mount Zion Lutheran Church (Westmount Road at Dawson), Waterloo. Rev. Mark Harris will officiate. Interment Memory Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations would be appreciated to the Mount Zion Lutheran Church Organ Fund or the charity of your choice.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Nov 1993 
Robert William Diebel
 
9280 HOFSTETTER, Ada - Passed away, Sunday, September 3, 2006, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, at the age of 80. Dear mother of Carol Vollmer, David Hofstetter (Marcia Wassing) and James Hofstetter, all of Kitchener. Mother-in-law of James Strauss of Kitchener. Dear grandmother of Kevin, Mark and Shane Davis, Shaun Strauss, Lisa and Melanie Hofstetter. Step-grandmother to Kevin and Sandra Brown. Ada will be missed by seven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her first husband Alymer Vollmer and second husband Lorne Hofstetter, her daughter Joyce Strauss (2003), grandson Chris Strauss (2006), parents Ben and Wilhelmina (nee Schenck) Diebold, and siblings Ethel Neff, Wilfred Diebold, Linda Gowling, Walter Diebold, Lillie Neeb, George Diebold and Fern Merenz (2006). Ada's family will receive relatives and friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2006 in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Ada's memorial.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 4 Sep 2006 
Ada Diebold
 
9281 The Grim Reaper, death, quite suddenly and unexpectedly [unreadable] Andrew Diebold residing two miles north of this village. He burst a blood vessel and in two hours he was a corpse. He was 58 years old, and leaves a wife and six children to mourn his sudden demise. The remains were interred in the Roman Catholic cemetery at St. Clements on Monday.1a

1aElmira Advertiser - 2 Feb 1909 
Andrew Diebold
 
9282 DIEBOLD, Clare G. -- At St. Mary's Hospital, on Saturday, November 11, 1978, Clare G. Diebold, of 220 Allen St. E., Waterloo. Mr. Diebold was a member of St. Louis RC Church, Waterloo, and a former employee of National Grocers. Son of the late Jacob Diebold and the former Flora Mae Hayes; survived by his wife, the former Marie C, Dietrich and one son, John of Waterloo. Resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, where a parish prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. this evening. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home Tuesday at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral mass at St. Louis RC Church at 10:30 a.m. Rev. C.A. Hauser officiating. Interment in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 13 Nov 1978 
Clare G. Diebold
 
9283 EDWARD DIEBOLD

Edward Diebold, 59, died suddenly at his home, 2.5 miles southwest of Linwood, Saturday night. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Diebold, he was born on the Ninth Line of Wellesley, Feb. 12, 1884. He married Lillian Groff at Kitchener in 1930. Mr. Diebold attended St. Mary's Church, Linwood. Surviving are his wife, one brother Emil of Detroit, and two sisters, Mrs. James Hewitt, Millbank and Mrs. Anthony Bush, St. Clements. The funeral was held today (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m., with service at St. Clements R.C. Church. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

The Elmira Signet 11 Mar 1943 pg 8 
Edward Diebold
 
9284 KITTEL, Mrs. Cletus (Rose)

Peacefully, on Monday, Nov. 25,1996, at Trinity Village Care Centre in Kitchener, Rose Olive Kittel, formerly of RR 1, St. Agatha. Born in Bamburg, 82 years ago. Daughter of the late Leo Diebolt and the late Louisa Kieswetter. Rose was a lifelong member of St. Agatha RC Church, where whe was active in the CWL of St. Agatha. Rose was also an avid quitter and gardener. Loving mother of Raymond and his wife Elizabeth Kittel of Waterloo. Francis and his wife Joan Kittel of New Hamburg, Marguerite and her husband Wally Polischuk of Kitchener, Madeline and her husband Doug Moser of RR 1, St. Agatha; dear sister of Jerome and Edward Diebolt, both of Petersburg, Alex and his wife Marie Diebolt of Waterloo, Arrnella Reitz of Waterloo. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Tammy and Shelly Kittel, Kelly, Alison and Sonya Kittel, Amy, Jonathan and Michael Moser. Predeceased by her husband, Cletus in 1986, also by a brother-in-law, Alfred Beitz. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 40 Henry St. W., Wellesley, where family and friends will be received this evening (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Thursday, Nov. 28, 1996 at 9:45 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agatha RC Church at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Charles Fedy will officiated. Burial will follow in St. Agatha RC Cemetery.

The Record 26 Nov 1996 pg B4 
Rose Olive Diebolt
 
9285 Christina lived with her daughter Maria in Kitchener in 1881. Christina Diedolf
 
9286 A POEM ON THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ELIZABETH SHOOP

The following verses were written in memory of the late Elizabeth Shoop, who was an inhabitant of the township of Waterloo, in the District of Gore, Upper Canada, where she resided with her family until the day of her death. The time of her living in that place, was something like twenty-four years, which about one-half of that time, in the latter part of her life, she lived in a state of widowhood with her children. The following poem is a true and short history of her holy life and death. The late Elizabeth departed this mortal life, March 21, 1825; and the following remarks were made a few days after her death, by JOHN A. CORNELL, an intimate acquaintance with her person, life, death and character, who had the great satisfaction to preach her funeral sermon to a numerous concourse of people, from the following words, taken from Heb. 4:9, "There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God."

Ye nations of the earth give ear
To what I here relate;
Your Maker learn to love and fear,
Prepare to leave this state.

The sacred truth I now indite,
God print it in your minds;
Strong memory on your hearts to write,
With letters more divine.

Oh! cruel death, how dreadful bold,
He bears a mighty sway;
He calls away both young and old,
To long eternity.

The Lord his messenger did send,
The Widow Shoop hath died,
She was the poor, the orphan's friend,
Likewise the Pilgrim's guide.

Religion is a glorious prop,
Surely it is the best:
We have a consolating hope,
Her soul has gone to rest.

She was a soldier of the cross,
Her duty she'd fulfill;
No toil, no pain she counted loss,
To do her Master's will.

The church of God, she lov'd to meet,
To see her brethren there;
That they might fall at Jesus' feet
And join in holy prayer.

The place of praise, the house of prayer,
It was her chief delight;
She was a constant member there,
She kept the end in sight.

She never left the house of God,
But like Anna of old;
She marked the steps her Savior trod,
Bro't fruit an hundred fold.

Her heart to church and God was true,
Her soul was sanctified;
Her happy spirit never knew,
What it was to backslide.

That hateful sin. call'd dressy pride,
Her soul it did abhor;
Such vain and foolish sins as these,
She kept at open war.

What others took to paint their clay,
And dress their bodies fine;
Unto the poor she gave away,
To cheer the feeble mind;

The lame, the sick, naked and poor,
They were her constant care --
Were always welcome at her door,
With her they had a share.

She often borrowed of the rich,
To give it to the poor:
Her love and charity was such,
She gave them all her store.

She laid her own advantage by,
To do the needy good;
Yet all her hopes they did rely,
Upon her Savior's blood.

Third of March she was taken ill,
And to her bed confin'd ;
Yet to her heavenly Father's will,
Appeared to be resigned.

She seemed to think her morning sun,
Was then about to set;
She thank'd the Lord her work was done,
In Christ was made complete.

While she could use her feeble tongue,
Her Maker she ador'd;
By exhorting both old and young,
To seek and serve the Lord.

Her friends and children she did teach;
From Scripture truth was drawn,
Hoping her words would louder preach,
When she was dead and gone.

Twenty-first of March, on that day,
She bid this world adieu;
Her longing spirit left its clay,
The age of sixty-two.

At God's great and sovereign will,
Resigned her fleeting breath,
Without a doubt, without a fear,
She pass'd the gates of death.

She bid the church farewell below,
To join the church above;
Where all the happy spirits go,
To sing Redeeming Love.

Come sick, come Christians mourn your loss
Of your departed friend;
And learn to bear an equal cross,
As she unto the end.

Oft at her tomb, my heart shall rove,
To drop a sacred tear;
In token of that Christian love,
While she was with us here.

Whatever we may count our loss,
Shall be her greatest gain;
She now can say, farewell to cross,
Farewell to grief and pain.

A life so holy, true, and just,
Example so divine;
Must not be buried in the dust
Before the world must shine.

Now I'll refrain, why should I weep?
Since she has gone to rest;
She's only laid her down to sleep,
Upon her Savior's breast.
 
Elizabeth Diefenbach
 
9287 Diefenbacher, Allen, 74. Born: Feb. 6, 1917, Waterloo County, Ont., to Leo and Rachel Diefenbacher. Died: Sept. 8, 1991, Kitchener, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-children: Clarence, Elsie, Marie, Newton; sisters: Elizabeth Wideman, Melvina Gingrich, Elmeda Bauman, Ida Weber; 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Barbara Frey (wife). Funeral and burial: Sept. 11, Floradale Mennonite Church, by Fred Redekop.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 5 - February 4, 1992 - page 14 
Allen Leo Diefenbacher
 
9288 Brubacher, Anna, was born Dec. 10, 1881; died Nov. 7, 1957; aged 75y. 10m. 28d. On Dec. 25, 1906, she was married to Benjamin Brubacher. She is survived by her husband, 4 daughters (Emma-Mrs. Noah M. Martin; Ada-Mrs. Ezra H. Frey; Melissa-Mrs. John M. Martin; and Viola-Mrs. Samuel G. Martin), 5 sisters, 4 brothers, and 30 grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were held in the Elmira Mennonite Church in charge of Howard S. Bauman and Oliver D. Snider. Interment in the St. Jacobs, Ontario Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume L, Number 49 - December 3, 1957-page 1054, 1055, 1056 
Anna Magdalena Diefenbacher
 
9289 Wideman, Elizabeth Diefenbacher, 88, Elmira, Ont. Born: Apr. 8, 1908, to Leo and Rachel Diefenbacher. Died: Mar. 18,1997 , Kitchener, Ont., of a stroke. Survivors - children: Dorothy SittIer, Ruby Weber, Harold, Clare, James, Edgar, Carol Ringer, Erma Martin; sisters: Melvina Gingrich, Ida Weber; 22 grandchildren, 18 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: George Wideman (husband). Funeral: Mar. 21, Hawkesville Mennonite Church, by Don Penner. Burial: Hawkesville Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 15 - April 15, 1997, page 14, 15 
Elizabeth F. "Lizzie" Diefenbacher
 
9290 Bauman, Elmeda Diefenbacher, 75, Alma, Ont. Born: March 28, 1919, Wellesley, Ont., to Leo and Rachel Frey Diefenbacher. Died: May 27, 1994, of cancer. Survivors - husband: Henry M. Bauman; children: Reta Erb, Gord, Alice Lewis, Laverne, Harold, Eileen Thompson, Carolyn; sisters: Elizabeth Wideman, Melvina Gingrich, Ida Weber; 16 grandchildren, 8 greatgrandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 29, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Willard Metzger and Art Byer.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 32 - August 9, 1994 
Elmeda F. Diefenbacher
 
9291 MUSSELMAN, Helen Lucile - Passed away suddenly on Friday, December 14, 2007 in her 83rd year. Helen was the beloved wife of the late Elmer (2003) and loving mother of Wayne (Annette) of Hepworth, David (Lois) of Owen Sound and Sandra (Rick) Littlefield of Cambridge. Dear grandmother of Carrie Musselman and her partner Dane McCullum, Krista Musselman, Scott Walker, Greg (Julie), Stephanie, Natalie Musselman, and Matthew and Amy Advani. She will be missed by her sisters, Lois (Doug) Blundell and Bev (John) Studiman, and her sister-in-law, Lorraine Diefenbaker; she was predeceased by her brothers, Ernie and Verdun Diefenbaker. Helen was a faithful member of Hespeler Baptist Church and a longtime member of Maple Grove Women's Institute. She also volunteered at Fairview Mennonite Home. She will be remembered as living a full and active life. Helen's family and friends meant the world to her. The family will receive friends at the Lounsbury Funeral Home , 1766 Franklin Boulevard today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Hespeler Baptist Church (across from the funeral home) on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Hagey Cemetery. "Her children arise up and call her blessed." Proverbs 31:28 Condolences/donations/directions www.lounsburyfuneralhome.com (519) 658-93661a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record Dec. 17, 2007 
Helen Lucile Diefenbacher
 
9292 Death of Mrs Lackner:

Mrs Wm. Lackner, formerly a resident near Hawkesville, but lately living in Berlin, died at her residence last Thursday evening. Her maiden name was Diefenbacher. Previous to their removal to Berlin, Mr. and Mrs. Lackner lived near Hawkesville….Mrs Lackner was the mother of eight children six of whom survive her. These are: Mayor Lackner, Berlin; Dr. Frank E. Lackner, Preston; Dr. A Lackner, Hamilton; Mr Geo. Lackner, Hawkesville; Mrs Weber and Miss Lackner. Deceased was born in Germany but lived in this country since her girlhood. She had been married to her bereaved husband over 42 years….Her husband had attended the funeral of his grandson in Hawkesville and had not yet returned home when her death occurred.

Elmira Signet 13 Apr 1893 pg 4, col 3,4 
Julianna Elisabeth Diefenbacher
 
9293 DIEFENBACHER, Lloyd

In his 97th year, passed away at Nithview Home, on Saturday, Nov. 11, 1995, where he had resided since 1987. Born on February 6th, 1899, in Wallenstein, a son of the late Christian and Elizabeth Diefenbacher. Mr. Diefenbacher farmed in the New Dundee area and was an agent with North Waterloo Farmers Mutual Insurance Company for 27 years. Predeceased by his wife, Olive Strome, who passed away in 1980. Survived by a daughter, Elva and her husband Howard Fried of New Dundee and a son, Dr. Nyle Diefenbacher and his wife Ruth of Kitchener; brother of Nina Diefenbacher and Mrs. Lillian Shantz of Cambridge; grandfather of Darryl and Cheryl, Jeffrey, Craig, Gail, Carol, Yvonne and Wayne, Stephen and Gwen. Also survived by nine great-grandchildren. Predeceased by five brothers and five sisters. Mr. Diefenbacher's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today (Monday). 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Don Mils and Rev. Gerald Schwartzentruber officiating. Reception to follow in the reception room of the funeral home. Interment will take place today (Monday) at 4,30 p.m. in Wilmot Centre Cemetery.

The Record 13 Nov 1995 pg A5 
Lloyd K. Diefenbacher
 
9294 DIEFENBACHER, Lorne Edgar Passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at his home, RR#3, Wallenstein, at the age of 76 years. Left to mourn is his wife, of 53 years, Elvina (Wideman) Diefenbacher. Loving father of Douglas and Dianne Diefenbacher of Gowanstown; Lloyd and Joyce Diefenbacher of Moorefield; Shirley and Kenneth Wideman of Fordwich; Steven and Valerie Diefenbacher of Kingwood; and Marvin and Judy Diefenbacher of Drayton. He is lovingly remembered by 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Brother of Mrs. Vera Bowman, Edward and Gladys Diefenbacher, Florence and Walter Martin, Elaine Frey, Earl and Esther Diefenbacher, and Doris Mackenzie. Predeceased by his parents Aaron and Irene Diefenbacher, brother-in-law Abner Bowman, sister Aleda Diefenbacher, and grandson Tyson Diefenbacher. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Tuesday from 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. A family service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 9 a.m. then to Elmira Mennonite Meeting House for further public service and burial in the adjoining cemetery. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com.1a
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Waterloo Region Record 7 Jan 2012 
Lorne Edgar Diefenbacher
 
9295 DIEFENBACHER, Owen -- At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, March. 12, 1983, Owen Diefenbacher, of 143 Concession St., Cambridge, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Laura Moe; dear father of Ernest and Mrs. Helen Musselman, both of Cambridge, Verdun of Vineland, Mrs. Beverly Studiman of British Columbia and Mrs. Lois Blundell of Port Loring, Ont.; step-father of Jim Moe of Cambridge; brother of Eli and Lloyd, both of New Dundee, Nina Diefenbacher and Mrs. Lillian Shantz, both of Kitchener. Also survived by 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his first wife, Edna Bingeman and his second wife, Dorothy Dimmock. Mr. Diefenbacher worked as a farmer in the New Dundee and Hespeler areas for many years and later employed with Galt Brass, prior to retiring; he was a member of Lincoln Avenue United Church, Cambridge. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home, 39 Grand Ave. N., Cambridge, On Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 15, 1983 at 2 p.m. Interment New Dundee cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 13 Mar 1983 
Owen Christian Diefenbacher
 
9296 DIEFENBACHER, Roy -- At Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, in his 89th year, Roy Diefenbacher, of RR 5, Guelph. Beloved husband of Myrtle Helen Hamacher. Resting at the McIntyre and Wilke Funeral Home, 1 Delhi St., Guelph, where service and committal will be held on Friday, May 7, 1982 ait 2:30 p.m.. Interment Memory Gardens.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 May 1982 
Royal Diefenbacher
 
9297 BOWMAN, Vera Peacefully went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the Grand River Hospital, in her 80th year. Vera Bowman (nee Diefenbacher), of Floradale, was the beloved wife of the late Abner Bowman (2005). Loved mother of Karen and Jamie Gaul of Stratford, Gloria and Ken Martin of Elmira. Loving grandmother of Jason Haut of Elmira, Jeremy and Kristine Haut of Blackie, AB, and Rose Lawrence of Stratford. Dear sister of Edward and Gladys Diefenbacher of Drayton, Walter and Florence Martin of Elmira, Elaine Frey of St. Jacobs, Earl and Esther Diefenbacher of Alma, Doris MacKenzie of Naniamo, BC, and sister-in-law of Elvina Diefenbacher of Wallenstein. Also remembered by her sisters-in-law Almeda Krieger, Edna (Vernon) Shoemaker and Viola Lichty. Predeceased by her parents Aaron and Irene (Martin) Diefenbacher, sister Aleda Diefenbacher and brother Lorne Diefenbacher. Vera was a faithful member of Floradale Mennonite Church and was very involved with all food service activities. She was well known to many for her Christmas baking and was often called the "Cookie Lady". Visitation for relatives and friends will take place at Floradale Mennonite Church on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Vera's life and faith will be held at Floradale Mennonite Church on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. The casket will remain open at the church until 1:40 p.m. Family interment will be in the Floradale Mennonite Cemetery prior to the service. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Grand River Regional Cancer Centre or House of Friendship. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 15 Apr 2013 
Vera Diefenbacher
 
9298 DIEFENBACHER, Verdon -- At Bethesda Home, Vineland, on Monday, Aug. 15, 1983, Verdon Diefenbacher, in his 53rd year. Beloved son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Owen Diefenbacher; dear brother of Ernest of RR 22, Cambridge, Mrs. Elmer (Helen) Musselman of Cambridge, Mrs Douglas (Lois) Blundell of Port Carling and step-brother of Mrs. Beverly Studiman of Courtney, B.C. Resting at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1760 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends this evening from 7-9. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. Interment New Dundee Cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 16 Aug 1983 
Verdon L. Diefenbacher
 
9299 1871 - Catherine Defenbacher is in same household as Catherine Ludwig. Catherine Diefenbacker
 
9300 William was a teacher who lived in Hague and Borden, Saskatchewan before settling in Saskatoon in 1910. William Thomas Diefenbacker
 
9301 DIEFENBAKER, JOHN GEORGE, lawyer and politician; b. 18 Sept. 1895 in Neustadt, Ont., elder son of William Thomas Diefenbaker and Mary Florence Bannerman; m. first 29 June 1929 Edna Mae Brower (d. 1951) in Toronto; m. there secondly 8 Dec. 1953 Olive Evangeline Palmer, née Freeman (d. 1976); no children were born of either marriage; d. 16 Aug. 1979 in Ottawa.

In his memoirs John Diefenbaker describes his ancestors as "dispossessed Scottish Highlanders and discontented Palatine Germans." His paternal grandfather, George M. Diefenbacker (Diefenbach or Diefenbacher), was born in the Grand Duchy of Baden (Germany). In the 1850s he immigrated to Upper Canada, where he married and worked as a wagon maker. His son William, one of seven children, was born in April 1868, attended school in Hawkesville and Berlin (Kitchener), Ont., and received a teaching certification from the Model School in Ottawa in 1891. In May 1894 he married Mary Bannerman, whose grandparents had lost their Scottish tenancies during the land clearances of 1811-12 in Sutherland. They had been members of the third party of immigrants that Lord Selkirk [Douglas*] brought to the Red River settlement (Man.), arriving via Hudson Bay in June 1814. After one harsh winter they travelled by canoe brigade to Upper Canada and finally settled in what would become Bruce County, where their granddaughter Mary was born in 1872.

William and Mary Diefenbaker were living an itinerant life when their first son, John, was born in 1895. A brother, Elmer Clive, arrived in 1897. During John's early years, the family followed William from one low-paying teaching job to another, first in Neustadt, then in Greenwood, then in Todmorden. Young John began his schooling at age four in his father's classroom. In 1903, suffering from debt and ill health, William sought a teaching post in the North-West Territories and was offered work in the Tiefengrund Public School District near the site of Fort Carlton (Sask.), halfway on the wagon route between Winnipeg and Edmonton. For two winters the Diefenbakers lived in primitive quarters attached to the rural schoolroom, supplementing their income with gifts of vegetables, sausages, and firewood from their farming neighbours. In December 1904, on payment of a $10 registration fee, William took possession of a quarter-section homestead in nearby Borden, but a lack of capital prevented him from occupying the land until the summer of 1906. In the interim, the family moved once more, to Hague for the winter of 1905-6, where William taught school and served as village secretary.

In the summer of 1906 the Diefenbakers took up their property, built a three-room frame house, a barn, and a shack, planted a garden, broke ten acres of grassland for crops, and welcomed William's bachelor brother Edward Lackner to a neighbouring homestead. The two brothers found teaching jobs at local one-room schools - William at Hoffnungsfeld and Edward at Halcyonia - and that autumn John entered grade 7 at his uncle's school. For three harsh winters the family survived on the homestead, but in 1910, after satisfying the minimal residence requirement for full title to the land, the Diefenbakers departed for Saskatoon, where William found work as a clerk in the provincial public service. In 1911 he became an inspector in the customs office, where he remained until his retirement in 1937.

John attended the Saskatoon Collegiate Institute for two years. With his mother's encouragement he entered the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon in the autumn of 1912 to study arts and law. His early university record was undistinguished. He already had a political career in mind; in later years his family recalled that his ambition to be prime minister had been expressed before he was ten. In the spring of 1914 he took up a contract teaching primary school in the Wheat Heart Public School District. In October, after teaching for five months of the seven-month contract, he made an unusual arrangement to delegate completion of the school term to his uncle Edward in order to return to university. Subsequently Diefenbaker sought payment of what he claimed was a deficiency in his salary, a claim rejected by the school board and the Department of Education.

In the spring of 1915 Diefenbaker received his ba and that autumn he returned to university for an ma in political science and economics. Meanwhile, World War I had become a contest of steady slaughter on the Western Front. In March 1916 he enlisted for officers' training and was commissioned a lieutenant in the infantry. He received his ma in absentia and, after a month of lectures and drill, he undertook three months of articling in a Saskatoon law office before requesting an overseas posting in August. He sailed for England in September as a member of the 196th (Western Universities) Battalion and spent the autumn at camps in Shorncliffe and Crowborough. After a few months he was found medically unfit for service at the front and in February 1917 he returned to Canada. He was demobilized in December and denied a pension sought on grounds of disability. The military records and his own account of this episode are contradictory and were never reconciled during his lifetime; the official records suggest that he was judged unfit because of "general weakness" without demonstration of any physical disability, while he claimed to have been injured by a falling pickaxe. During the 1920s he showed gastric symptoms consistent with a possible diagnosis of psychosomatic illness in 1916-17. Similar cases of neurasthenia, more or less intense, would be common in both world wars.

After returning to Saskatoon, Diefenbaker articled in three law firms during 1918-19 and attended classes in law at the university. He received one year's credit in law school for his undergraduate courses in law and an additional year's credit as a veteran. In May 1919 he obtained his llb. At his request, the Law Society of Saskatchewan granted him two years' exemption from articling and in June 1919 he was called to the bar. He opened his first office in Wakaw, 40 miles north of Saskatoon. Wakaw was a thriving market town of 400 in a farming district settled by immigrants from central and eastern Europe. It was on the district court circuit and had easy access by rail and road to high court sessions in Saskatoon, Prince Albert, and Humboldt. The tall, thin young man with deep blue eyes and wavy black hair, dressed soberly in a dark three-piece suit, made an immediate and striking impression in the small town.

Diefenbaker's first court case involved the defence of a client accused of careless wounding with a rifle. The assailant had immediately offered first aid and turned himself in to the police. Diefenbaker argued successfully in October 1919 that the shooting was an error committed in the fading evening light. He was soon busy with other cases and within a year he was able to move to larger offices and buy a Maxwell touring car. In the fall of 1920 he was elected to the Wakaw village council for a three-year term. In his first widely noticed case, he acted on appeal for clients from the French-speaking community in the Ethier Public School District, defending two school trustees against a charge that they had violated the province's School Act by permitting teaching in French. Although the court found that the act had indeed been violated, he won the appeal in May 1922 on the technical ground that trustees could not be held responsible for the internal operations of the school. He became known as a defender of minorities and his legal fees in the case were paid by the Association Catholique Franco-Canadienne de la Saskatchewan.

Although Diefenbaker's civil case list grew, his reputation would be founded on his record as a criminal defence lawyer. In the courtroom he discovered and honed his dramatic genius. He mastered juries with his powerful and edgy voice, his penetrating stare, his waving arm and accusatory finger, his ridicule and sarcasm, and his command of evidence and the law. He identified naturally with the dispossessed and the poor, with all those who lacked the wealth, power, and confidence of the British Canadian mainstream; and he argued his cases with passion. Saskatchewan was fertile ground for these talents. In 1924 he took on a partner, Alexander Ehman, in his Wakaw office and moved his own practice to Prince Albert. Two other partners succeeded Ehman before Diefenbaker closed the Wakaw branch in 1929.

The young lawyer's father had been a supporter of Liberal prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier*. As a repatriated soldier, Diefenbaker had supported the Union government of Sir Robert Laird Borden* in the election of 1917, although he was opposed to the War-time Elections Act, which deprived recently naturalized Canadians of the vote. In 1921 his political affiliation was uncertain. He admired Andrew Knox, the mp for Prince Albert who had successfully shifted his candidacy from the Unionists to the Progressive Party, but he kept his own political views private. He would later say that the Liberal Party, which dominated Saskatchewan politics in the 1920s, hoped to recruit him, but claimed that "I was never keen." In 1925 his name was proposed and rejected for nomination as a Liberal in the June provincial election, but on 6 August he was acclaimed as the Conservative candidate for Prince Albert in the forthcoming federal election. "I haven't spent a lifetime with this party," he would reflect in 1969. "I chose it because of certain basic principles and those . . . were the empire relationship of the time, the monarchy and the preservation of an independent Canada." But he distrusted the Ontario-centred policies of the party and disagreed publicly with its leader, Arthur Meighen*, who opposed completion of the Hudson Bay Railway and threatened to change the railway freight rates benefiting the movement of the prairie grain crop. On the hustings Diefenbaker campaigned feverishly and responded angrily to the insult that he was a "Hun." Despite Conservative gains elsewhere in the election of 29 October, the party won no seats in Saskatchewan. In Prince Albert, Diefenbaker ran third and lost his deposit.

The Liberal victor in Prince Albert, Charles McDonald, almost immediately resigned his seat to make way for Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King*, who had lost his own seat in York North. The Conservative Party did not nominate against him, although Diefenbaker privately encouraged the entry of an independent candidate. King won easily. In late June 1926 his government resigned in what became known as the King-Byng affair and was replaced by Meighen's Conservatives, who were defeated at once in the House of Commons. The house was dissolved for a September election. Diefenbaker stood again in Prince Albert, facing the former prime minister in a two-way contest. Once again he was at odds with his own leader, who opposed King's recently established old-age pension scheme and maintained his unpopular views on freight rates and the Hudson Bay Railway. King's Liberal Party was returned to power with an absolute majority, while the Conservatives lost all but one seat in the three prairie provinces.

Despite his electoral losses Diefenbaker was beginning to attract attention elsewhere in the country. When he made his first political journey out of Saskatchewan in 1926 to address a Conservative convention in British Columbia, he was described by the journalist William Bruce Hutchison* as "tall, lean, almost skeletal, his bodily motions jerky and spasmodic, his face pinched and white, his pallor emphasized by metallic black curls and sunken, hypnotic eyes." Yet from this "frail, wraithlike person," continued Hutchison, "a voice of vehement power and rude health blared like a trombone.".

Diefenbaker attended the 1927 federal leadership convention in Winnipeg that chose Calgary millionaire Richard Bedford Bennett* to replace Meighen and became Bennett's admirer as he rebuilt the national party. In Saskatchewan the Conservatives prepared to confront the entrenched provincial Liberal government, whose strength lay in its good relations with the grain growers' associations and the large, mostly Catholic, immigrant communities. The Conservatives turned elsewhere for support. From 1926 to 1928 a ragtag Canadian offshoot of the Ku Klux Klan created more than 100 local branches in the province, appealing to anti-Catholic, anti-French, and anti-immigrant sentiments. Although Diefenbaker was never a member, his party was caught up in this bigoted wave of nativism, reflecting or tolerating support for extremist views at its 1928 convention in Saskatoon and during a by-election in Arm River later that year. During the by-election campaign Diefenbaker shared the platform several times with one of the Klan's promoters, James Fraser Bryant, and at one campaign meeting he challenged Premier James Garfield Gardiner* over the "sectarian influences . . . pervading the entire education system." The Liberal Party won by a narrow margin, but Conservatives drew the lesson that extreme claims could win votes. They carried their anti-Catholic message into the provincial election of 6 June 1929, emphasizing the issues of race, religion, language, and immigration. Diefenbaker was the Conservative candidate in Prince Albert and was promised the attorney generalship in the event of victory. He lost the contest to the sitting Liberal, Thomas Clayton Davis, but Gardiner's Liberals were replaced by a Conservative minority government dependent on Progressive support. The Klan soon disappeared from Saskatchewan.

In the summer of 1928 Diefenbaker had become engaged to Edna Brower, a vivacious Saskatoon schoolteacher. They were married three weeks after the provincial election. Edna was an immediate asset to the aspiring politician, offsetting his dour presence with her warmth and spontaneity. She was resented by Diefenbaker's mother, however, who insisted that she remain first in her son's affections. John maintained close ties with his parents, making frequent visits to Saskatoon at their call. He also played a protective and dominating role towards his brother, Elmer, who now occupied part of the Diefenbaker law office in Prince Albert as an insurance broker and minor entrepreneur. Edna was closely involved in Diefenbaker's legal life, watching and commenting on his courtroom behaviour, observing the reactions of judges and juries, and offering support and reassurance to his clients.

In the late 1920s Diefenbaker defended four men on charges of murder. In the first case, The King v. Bourdon in 1927, he appeared as junior counsel, but afterwards always acted as lead. The defendant was found not guilty. The following year, in The King v. Olson, Diefenbaker requested on appeal that a conviction for murder be quashed on the ground that the trial judge had improperly directed the jury. The judgement was sustained, but on the court's recommendation Diefenbaker petitioned for mercy, claiming that the defendant had been mentally incapable of standing trial. The federal cabinet commuted the sentence to life imprisonment. He was similarly successful in The King v. Pasowesty in having a death sentence commuted to life imprisonment. In The King v. Wysochan he defended his client by arguing that the murder had been committed by the victim's husband. The defendant was convicted, the appeal was dismissed, the federal cabinet denied a reprieve, and Alex Wysochan was hanged in the Prince Albert jail in June 1930.

During this trial, Diefenbaker suffered a recurrence of his gastric illness and afterwards took leave from his law practice to recuperate. He was not a candidate in the federal election of 28 July 1930 which resulted in a Conservative majority government under Bennett and eight seats for the party in Saskatchewan. As a result of the provincial Conservative victory of 1929, however, he had been named a kc on 1 Jan. 1930. Later in 1930 he served as junior counsel to the provincial royal commission known as the Bryant charges commission, investigating Conservative claims that the previous government had interfered with the operations of the provincial police force for partisan advantage. The commission wound up inconclusively in early 1931.

As the great depression deepened on the prairies into a descending spiral of drought, crop failure, debt, and unemployment, the new provincial government lost its revenues and its sense of direction. Diefenbaker's law practice in Prince Albert contracted modestly, but he was able to maintain a comfortable income throughout the 1930s. In 1932 his law partner, William G. Elder, departed in conflict, he claimed, over finances and ethics. The following year Diefenbaker recruited John Marcel Cuelenaere as an articling student. Cuelenaere would stay on as his partner until 1957 and, as a Liberal partisan, would later serve as mayor of Prince Albert, an mla, and a provincial cabinet minister.

In October 1933 Diefenbaker was elected vice-president of the Saskatchewan Conservative Party and in November he put himself forward as a last-minute candidate for mayor of Prince Albert on a platform of interest reduction on the civic debt. He lost by only 48 votes in a record poll. Diefenbaker was not a candidate in the June 1934 provincial election, but he campaigned for the Conservatives in a hopeless cause. The party lost all its seats to the Liberals under Gardiner, who faced a small Farmer-Labour opposition.

Meanwhile, Diefenbaker continued to admire Bennett's leadership. After the prime minister announced his New Deal in January 1935, Diefenbaker wrote that Bennett's radical proposals "have given our rank and file something to enthuse over - a new hope and a new spirit." But the federal government was divided and demoralized by the continuing depression. In July 1935 Diefenbaker turned down an offer of the federal nomination in Prince Albert. He campaigned for the party during the October election, only to see its prospects shattered once more in a national Liberal landslide. In Saskatchewan the Conservatives elected only one member in the province's 21 seats. Bennett led the opposition for another three years while King returned to the prime ministership.

After its electoral defeat in 1934, the Saskatchewan Conservative Party had led a ghostly existence with no more than a handful of activists. In August 1935 Diefenbaker inherited the post of acting president of the provincial party. He hesitated in calling a leadership convention until October 1936. One week before the convention he presented his candidacy and on 28 October he was acclaimed party leader, promising a platform that would be "radical in the sense that the reform program of the Honourable R. B. Bennett was radical." The Leader-Post (Regina) commented that he "thunders forth his convictions and ideas in resonant tones of purposeful youth." For 18 months Diefenbaker ran the party from his law office while Cuelenaere carried the firm's legal work. Diefenbaker appealed fruitlessly to the national party for financial aid and travelled the province seeking potential candidates. When a general election was called for June 1938 he was nominated in Arm River and took a personal loan to pay the nomination deposits for 21 other candidates. The party's moderately progressive program called for refinancing the provincial debt, an adjustment of farm debts, a study of crop insurance or acreage payments, and a commitment in principle to public health insurance. The Conservatives were barely visible in a campaign dominated by the incumbent Liberals, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), and the Social Credit. The Liberal government was re-elected with 38 seats against 14 opponents, none of them Conservative. The Conservative Party's vote fell to 12 per cent, but no one blamed the leader for the result. When the party met in convention four months later, Diefenbaker's resignation was unanimously refused and he remained leader by default for two more years.

During the 1930s Diefenbaker served as defence counsel in four well-publicized murder trials. In The King v. Bajer his client, a destitute young woman with two children, was found not guilty of suffocating her newborn child. He was unsuccessful in The King v. Bohun, his client being found guilty of murdering a storekeeper. The jury's recommendation for clemency was rejected and Steve Bohun was hanged in the Prince Albert jail in March 1934. After a raucous preliminary hearing in The King v. Fouquette, the crown stayed charges through lack of evidence and the murder remained unsolved. In The King v. Harms Diefenbaker called for a verdict of manslaughter in an unwitnessed alcoholic killing. John Harms was convicted of murder, but Diefenbaker successfully appealed on the ground of an improper charge to the jury. At the second trial he presented meticulous evidence of Harms's intoxication and won conviction on the reduced charge. Harms was sentenced to a prison term of 15 years.

Diefenbaker's political ambitions remained focused on national rather than provincial politics. By the spring of 1939 he was making tentative plans for a nomination in Lake Centre, the federal counterpart of his provincial constituency. On 15 June he was acclaimed the Conservative candidate and began intensive preparations for an election the following year. When Germany invaded Poland in September, the Conservative Party declared its solidarity with the King government's declaration of war. Arrangements for the election campaign were suspended, and commenced again only when the house was dissolved in January 1940. King campaigned confidently as a wartime incumbent, while the Conservatives under Robert James Manion* were divided and disorganized. In Lake Centre, Diefenbaker called for a statutory floor price for wheat, asserted his own loyal service in World War I, and attacked the King government for its "marked tendency towards dictatorship." The Liberal Party won an overwhelming majority on 26 March. Manion was defeated, but Diefenbaker gained a narrow victory as one of two successful Conservatives from Saskatchewan. After five successive electoral defeats, he would never suffer another.

As one of 40 Conservatives in the new house, Diefenbaker was appointed to the house committee on the defence of Canada regulations, reviewing wartime emergency measures. He made his maiden speech on this subject with a strong declaration of patriotism, supporting wartime restriction of liberty and calling for national registration of adult males. Under the War Measures Act, the cabinet governed for the next five years by decree, while the role of the house was reduced to approval of the annual budget and spending estimates and modest questioning of the war effort within the self-imposed limits of general loyalty. Diefenbaker quickly established himself as one of the opposition's most effective critics, emphasizing the need for conscription for overseas military service and criticizing the cabinet's contempt for the role of parliament.

In the autumn of 1941 a meeting of the national party association chose the former leader, Senator Arthur Meighen, as Conservative chief. Meighen declared that he would pursue a program of coalition and resigned his senatorship to run in York South. The Liberal Party did not contest the by-election, but covertly aided the CCF candidate, who emerged victorious. This defeat - and the Liberal government's political shrewdness - left the Conservatives in confusion. While Meighen pondered a leadership convention, a group of party activists met in Port Hope, Ont., in September 1942 to draft a progressive and internationalist program that might counter the growing challenge of the CCF. The conference reaffirmed the party's belief in private enterprise and individual initiative, but also called for a wide range of social benefits and limited state intervention. When the leadership convention was scheduled for December, the chief organizers of the Port Hope conference were given prominent roles. Meanwhile, Meighen set out to arrange the draft of the Liberal-Progressive premier of Manitoba, John Bracken*, as party leader. When the convention opened in Winnipeg, four western candidates, including Diefenbaker, had declared themselves. Bracken joined the race at the last possible moment and won easily on the second ballot. Diefenbaker ran a respectable third. His nomination speech had incorporated the progressive vision of the Port Hope resolutions, together with a plea for the "preservation of Canada within the British Empire" and "the security of the common man." He came out of the meeting with his reputation and friendships enhanced. The party had adopted a socially progressive platform satisfying to him and, at Bracken's insistence, it would henceforth be known as the Progressive Conservative Party.

Since Bracken decided not to enter the commons, the Conservative caucus met to elect a new parliamentary leader when the house reconvened. Diefenbaker remained in the contest against Ontario mp Gordon Graydon through several ballots; but on the final one Diefenbaker announced that he would support Graydon, who won by a single vote.

The King government began its preparations for the post-war period when it declared in January 1944 that it was committed to a national program aimed at full employment, price stability, and a range of welfare measures. The first of these, a family allowance plan, was introduced in legislation that summer. Diefenbaker took the lead in persuading a reluctant Conservative caucus to support the proposal and led the party in debate on the bill, which was adopted unanimously in July. In the autumn the Liberal government confronted a crisis over the reinforcement of Canadian troops in Europe, reversing its policy and committing 16,000 home service conscripts for duty overseas. Diefenbaker and the Conservatives risked the loss of votes in Quebec by arguing unsuccessfully for full overseas conscription.

While King fought the general election of June 1945 on a forward-looking platform of welfare, national unity, and international cooperation, the Conservative Party under Bracken looked backwards in criticism of the Liberal war effort. As in 1940, Diefenbaker campaigned in Lake Centre on a personal platform. King lost seats to the Conservatives in Ontario and to the CCF in the west, returning to power with a bare majority of 125 seats. In Saskatchewan the only survivors of the CCF sweep were Gardiner for the Liberals, one independent Liberal, and Diefenbaker for the Tories.

Bracken led the party listlessly for three more years. Meanwhile, Diefenbaker solidified his reputation as an mp, supporting progressive causes and criticizing the government for maintaining wartime regulations in peacetime and ignoring the rights of individuals. In 1946 he proposed a bill of rights "under which freedom of religion, of speech, of association . . . freedom from capricious arrest and freedom under the rule of law" would be guaranteed. He told the house that his goal was to see "an unhyphenated nation" in which citizens of many origins and religions would be regarded and treated equally. The call for a Canadian bill of rights became his leitmotif.

Despite (and partly because of) his growing public reputation, Diefenbaker remained an outsider in the Conservative caucus, regarded by other members as aloof, temperamental, and too much the showman. In Ontario, party barons viewed him as erratic and unreliable. When he contested the leadership for the second time at the convention in the autumn of 1948, it was no surprise that he lost on the first ballot to the premier of Ontario, George Alexander Drew. On 27 June 1949 the Liberal government went to the polls under its new prime minister, Louis-Stephen St-Laurent, who campaigned on a bland program of prosperity and growth. The government's majority increased and Conservative seats fell from 67 to 41, but in Saskatchewan Diefenbaker added almost 2,000 votes to his majority and remained the sole Conservative member.

During 1945-46 Edna Diefenbaker had suffered several months of illness, identified as severe depression, but she returned to good health in 1947. In the fall of 1950, however, she was diagnosed with acute leukaemia and she died in February 1951. In the House of Commons, three mps - Arthur Laing, Howard Charles Green*, and Gardiner - offered unprecedented eulogies to a colleague's wife. For months Diefenbaker was overwhelmed by this loss. Two years later he married a childhood friend, the widowed Olive Freeman Palmer, a senior civil servant in Ontario's Department of Education. For the rest of his political career, Olive gave John her loyal support, discreetly encouraging his ambitions and reinforcing his beliefs. Her regal presence on platforms at his side gave him strength and reassurance.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s Diefenbaker was uncertain about continuing his political career in the opposition. But his combative instincts were challenged by a brazenly partisan redistribution of parliamentary seats in 1952, which added potential Liberal and CCF voters to his Lake Centre constituency. With his private cooperation, an all-party committee arranged for his nomination in Prince Albert for the federal election of 10 Aug. 1953. In that campaign he made appearances for the Conservatives in four other provinces, but in Prince Albert he stood without party identification. He was returned again as the sole Conservative from Saskatchewan, while the party made slim inroads into what seemed to be a perpetual Liberal majority.

Public dissatisfaction over the long Liberal incumbency was gradually demonstrated over the next few years as Conservatives took power in New Brunswick under Hugh John Flemming* in 1952 and in Nova Scotia under Robert Lorne Stanfield* in 1956. In the summer of 1955 the St-Laurent government had stumbled and retreated in face of a Conservative filibuster over its attempted extension of emergency powers under the Defence Production Act, and in 1956 it confronted combined Conservative-CCF opposition in five weeks of parliamentary tumult over public financial assistance for construction of a natural gas pipeline. Diefenbaker, who was doubtful about the tactics of the filibuster, played a curiously low-key role in this struggle. In September 1956 Drew was unexpectedly forced by illness to resign from the party leadership. A convention was called for early December 1956.

Diefenbaker's candidacy was taken for granted. It was boosted by support from vigorous provincial parties in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Manitoba. Despite brief efforts to create a "Stop Diefenbaker" campaign in Ontario, he was the instant favourite over his opponents, Donald Methuen Fleming* and Edmund Davie Fulton*. In his nomination speech Diefenbaker called on the party to banish a sense of defeatism. According to his Quebec supporter Pierre Sévigny*, "As he proceeded, the magnetism of the man, the hypnotic qualities which were to entrance a whole nation came to the fore. He spoke with an obvious sincerity and an inspired fervour." Diefenbaker won a decisive victory on the first ballot.

The Liberal government remained complacent as it prepared for an early summer election in 1957. By contrast, Diefenbaker, despite his 61 years, injected energy and ideas into his reviving party with the assistance of his policy adviser, Merril Warren Menzies. Inspired by Menzies, and in his own visionary language, Diefenbaker put forward a program of national economic development aimed primarily at growth in the Atlantic provinces, the north, and the west. For three months he led a feverish national campaign with the assistance of campaign manager Allister Grosart, advertising director Dalton Kingsley Camp*, and the efficient organization of Leslie Miscampbell Frost's Ontario Conservative Party. In Quebec the party received discreet assistance from the Union Nationale machine of Premier Maurice Le Noblet Duplessis*. With freshly enhanced funding the party was able to contribute generously to local campaigns in all provinces. Diefenbaker's message to voters was positive, even utopian, recalling the party's role in the country's foundation under Sir John A. Macdonald*. "We intend to launch a National Policy of development in the Northern areas which may be called the New Frontier Policy," he promised. "Macdonald was concerned with the opening of the West. We are concerned with developments in the Provinces . . . and in our Northern Frontier in particular. . . . The North, with all its vast resources and hidden wealth - the wonder and the challenge of the North must become our national consciousness." The party campaigned on a personalized slogan, "It's time for a Diefenbaker government," and the country awoke on 10 June to a surprise Conservative victory of 112 seats to the Liberals' 105; the CCF (with 25 seats) and Social Credit (with 19) held the balance of power. Diefenbaker took office on 17 June 1957 as leader of a minority government.

With over 60 new members in his caucus, Diefenbaker chose his cabinet entirely from sitting mps. These included D. M. Fleming in Finance, Fulton in Justice, Gordon Minto Churchill* in Trade and Commerce, Howard Green in Public Works, Douglas Scott Harkness* in Northern Affairs and National Resources, George Harris Hees* in Transport, George Randolph Pearkes in National Defence, George Clyde Nowlan in National Revenue, Michael Starr in Labour, Léon Balcer as solicitor general, and Ellen Louks Fairclough, née Cook*, as secretary of state (the first woman to become a federal minister in Canada). In August Francis Alvin George Hamilton assumed the Northern Affairs portfolio and Harkness moved to Agriculture. The following month Diefenbaker drew his first minister from outside the house when Sidney Earle Smith*, then president of the University of Toronto, became minister of external affairs. Drew became the Canadian high commissioner in London. The cabinet seemed competent and workmanlike, but it noticeably lacked French-speaking ministers in major portfolios. This failing Diefenbaker never corrected.

In his administration's early days Diefenbaker made a public commitment to divert 15 per cent of Canada's foreign trade from the United States to the United Kingdom. The promise would remain unfulfilled despite his government's continuing efforts to lessen dependence on the American market and to promote trade with the British Commonwealth. Beyond this initial misstep, the new government proceeded boldly with an ambitious legislative program of farm price supports, housing loans, aid for development projects across the country, tax reductions, and increases in old-age pensions and civil service salaries. Public opinion polls showed strong support for the new government. When the Liberal leader, Lester Bowles Pearson, moved a motion of no-confidence proposing that the Conservatives hand power back to the Liberals, Diefenbaker seized the occasion to request a dissolution of parliament for an election in March 1958.

Diefenbaker's 1958 platform was a simplified and more exuberant version of the party's 1957 program, involving a new vision of the nation both economic and spiritual. He preached a populist, secular faith. "Everywhere I go," he declared, "I see that uplift in people's eyes that comes from raising their sights to see the Vision of Canada in days ahead." Diefenbaker's rhetoric caught the public mood. His campaign swept the country in a wave of euphoric enthusiasm. The posters called for voters to "Follow John" and the electorate responded by granting the Conservatives an astonishing 208 of 265 seats, including 50 in Quebec. In his victory speech Diefenbaker declared that "the Conservative Party has become a truly national party composed of all the people of Canada of all races united in the concept of one Canada." His "Vision" had raised public expectations beyond the possibility of satisfaction. He would need rare skill and good fortune to avoid a crashing descent from those heights.

Diefenbaker was soon accused of running a one-man government. This charge was true in the sense that his election victories and the political system focused public attention on his leadership, but untrue as a description of the governing process. In opposition he had been a loner in the Conservative caucus and in power he took pride in his dominating presence. He tended to distrust close advisers and was not at ease with his intellectual superiors - although he relied heavily on his clerk of the Privy Council, Robert Broughton Bryce. His cabinets contained few ministers of brilliance and he had no inclination to bring along potential successors. Throughout his term of office he held endless cabinet meetings in search of consensus, delayed decisions out of uncertainty, and (in the absence of crisis) left his ministers to manage their own departments with unusual freedom of action. Diefenbaker was neither an imaginative policy maker nor a skilled compromiser, preferring the stimulation of the hustings and debate in the house to any long-term promotion and brokering of his ideas. As he came under increasing attack, his suspicions, his tenacious fighting instincts, and his talent for the dramatic overwhelmed his capacity for calm judgement and his ability to lead a united political team.

The prime minister's initial decisions in foreign and defence policy, however, were taken confidently and decisively. They involved Canada's defence relationship with the United States, and were made in an atmosphere of cordiality with the American administration of President Dwight David Eisenhower - whose view of the threat from the Soviet Union during the Cold War was fully shared by Diefenbaker. The decisions grew naturally out of cooperation between the previous Liberal government and the United States and intensified Canadian absorption into the American military system. In July 1957 Diefenbaker and defence minister Pearkes - acting without consultation in cabinet - committed Canada to participation in the integrated North American Air Defence Agreement, known as NORAD. In 1958 Diefenbaker agreed with the United States to locate two short-range Bomarc anti-aircraft missile bases in northern Ontario and Quebec and to arm the missiles, once installed, with nuclear warheads. This decision at first caused little controversy.

In February 1959 (after ambiguous warnings had been delivered to the manufacturers in previous months) Diefenbaker announced the immediate cancellation of development of the Avro Arrow (CF-105), a Canadian-designed, advanced interceptor aircraft being built in Toronto. The Arrow decision raised questions about the government's style and judgement and eventually weakened Diefenbaker's confidence in his own political intuitions. In subsequent years the Arrow would become a cult symbol of mistakenly abandoned Canadian industrial and military opportunities, although in the cooler light of financial and military prudence the decision could easily be justified.

In opposition Diefenbaker had been a renowned champion of civil liberties. In 1958, as prime minister, he promised to protect rights "defined and guaranteed in precise and practical terms to all men by the law of the land." After two years of intense discussion on the merits of a constitutional amendment binding on all levels of government versus the passage of declaratory federal legislation, he opted for an ordinary act of parliament which would not become lost in controversy over amending the constitution. The bill, he declared, would serve to educate citizens on their existing rights and would act as a restraint and a guide for federal lawmakers. Diefenbaker acknowledged - in the absence of a constitutional amendment - that his bill was only a first step for Canada, but it was nevertheless a pledge to all citizens that their rights would henceforth be respected. He told the house what this change would mean for him: "I know something of what it has meant in the past for some to regard those with names of other than British or French origin as not being that kind of Canadian that those of British or French origin could claim to be." The bill was adopted unanimously in August 1960, and in retrospect Diefenbaker regarded it as his outstanding achievement. It contained two escape clauses, one permitting parliament to override the guarantees contained in the act, providing legislation specified that it had been adopted "notwithstanding the Canadian Bill of Rights," and a second exemption for actions taken under the War Measures Act. The act was interpreted cautiously by the courts, but had an exemplary political importance. Under Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau*, it would be transmuted into the more comprehensive Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, containing the same exemptions. In 1960 as well, parliament extended the federal franchise to Canada's aboriginal population.

The following year the Diefenbaker cabinet dealt with another issue of conscience long troubling to the prime minister. For three years after assuming power, cabinet had reviewed every criminal conviction involving the death penalty in time-consuming and anguishing detail, confirming some sentences and commuting others. Their task was eased after passage of justice minister Fulton's amendments to the Criminal Code, which created two categories of murder and limited the death penalty to a narrow range of deliberate offences.

The Diefenbaker government's first budget, in 1958, had held the line on further spending in the face of an economic slowdown, but the prime minister's preference for aid to prairie farmers and an uncoordinated program of development projects in the Atlantic provinces and the west progressively undermined the highly conservative instincts of finance minister Fleming. Annual budgets fell into deficit. Beyond his conviction that fairness required a new concern for the poor, the unemployed, the ill, and the elderly, Diefenbaker lacked any coherent economic strategy. As unemployment continued to grow in 1959, 1960, and 1961 despite infusions of fresh public spending, he was troubled by Liberal claims that "Tory times are hard times" and haunted by memories of Bennett's loss of power in 1935. Under relentless pressure from the cabinet for expansionary policies, Fleming came to share Diefenbaker's belief that the restoration of prosperity was hindered by the Bank of Canada's restrictive interest rate policy and the outspokenness of its governor, James Elliott Coyne. For five months in 1961 Diefenbaker and Fleming engaged in an unseemly public battle with the governor, as they sought his resignation. Coyne's refusal prompted the government to introduce legislation dismissing him, but that was frustrated by a Liberal majority in the Senate. On 14 July, once Coyne was allowed to make his case before a Senate committee, he offered the resignation he had previously refused. The conflict resulted in agreements between the bank and the government to avoid similar disputes in the future, but the immediate political effect was to undermine popular faith in the competence of the Diefenbaker regime.

As prime minister, Diefenbaker was eager to make an impact on the international scene equalling that of his political rival Pearson. In the summer of 1958 he had welcomed both the British prime minister, Maurice Harold Macmillan, and the American president, Eisenhower, to Ottawa and in the autumn of that year he toured Europe and the Asian Commonwealth. In Europe he gained the respect of President Charles de Gaulle of France, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of the German Federal Republic, and Prime Minister Amintore Fanfani of Italy. In Asia he admired the anti-communism of the new Pakistani dictator General Mohammad Ayub Khan and the political realism of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India, while warning against the neutralism of Prime Minister Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). He made a major speech to the General Assembly of the United Nations on 26 Sept. 1960, denouncing the Soviet Union for its domestic tyranny, its crude colonialism in eastern and central Europe, and its threats to the western alliance. The speech evoked praise from other western leaders.

Despite his vehement rejection of the South African policy of apartheid, Diefenbaker was hesitant to consider exclusion of South Africa from membership in the British Commonwealth on the ground that the association should not interfere in the domestic affairs of its members. Political pressure for action intensified after disorders and a police massacre of peaceful demonstrators in Sharpeville in March 1960. At a meeting of Commonwealth prime ministers in May Diefenbaker worked with Prime Minister Macmillan to avoid a split among the leaders along racial lines. They found their escape in convenient delay. The conference offered South Africa time to revise its policies by agreeing that in the event it chose to become a republic, it would have to request consent from other Commonwealth members for readmission to the association. When South Africa's whites voted that October in favour of a republic, Prime Minister Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd announced that he would seek continuing Commonwealth membership at the meeting in March 1961. Diefenbaker arrived at that meeting carrying divided counsels on South Africa, some calling for its exclusion, some for renewal of its membership coupled with a Commonwealth statement on racial equality, and others for further delay. As the conference opened he was undecided, but at the suggestion of Bryce he advocated a declaration of principles to be adopted before a decision on South Africa's readmission. The effect would be to force a choice on South Africa rather than on the other members. When Verwoerd called for additional wording which would exclude his country's practices from blame, Diefenbaker sided with the non-white leaders in rejecting the proposal. Verwoerd withdrew the South African application and left the meeting. Following South Africa's departure, the conference dropped the effort to adopt a declaration of principles, but Diefenbaker told reporters that non-discrimination was an "unwritten principle" of the association and that it was "in keeping with the course of my life." He accepted the outcome as the least divisive one possible and received wide praise at home and abroad for his defence of the principle of non-discrimination.

As president of the United States, Eisenhower had showed constant respect and consideration toward his northern colleague. Potential points of friction in joint defence policy and other matters were handled from Washington with amicable deference or delay. As his last official act before departing office, Eisenhower invited Diefenbaker to the White House for a ceremonial signing of the contentious Columbia River Treaty on 17 Jan. 1961. The easy political relationship died when John Fitzgerald Kennedy became president. Kennedy was young, brash, wealthy, and an eastern sophisticate whose manner grated on the prime minister. To Diefenbaker's intense annoyance, Kennedy called him "Diefenbawker" when he first became president. Although their initial meeting in Washington on 20 February was superficially cordial, Kennedy told his brother Robert Francis that "I don't want to see that boring son of a bitch again," and the American administration began almost at once to show impatience over Canada's hesitation to negotiate agreements on dual control of the nuclear warheads intended for Canadian Bomarc missiles. When Kennedy visited Ottawa in May 1961 tensions intensified. Diefenbaker explained his political difficulty in accepting possession of nuclear warheads in the face of growing anti-nuclear sentiment across the country; Kennedy responded that failure to arm the new weapons would turn Canada into a neutralist in the Cold War. When Diefenbaker accidentally discovered a confidential White House memorandum advising Kennedy "to push" Canada on a number of issues, the prime minister chose to ignore the advice of his staff to return it, instead filing it away for potential future use against the president. (It would be leaked during the 1963 election campaign.) Formal negotiations for an agreement on the warheads made no progress in this atmosphere of distrust - although at the time Kennedy made no public complaint over Canada's hesitation.

Meanwhile, the Diefenbaker government's good relations with the British government were fading. Macmillan's initial respect cooled as Diefenbaker took an unexpectedly strong and decisive position on the subject of South African membership in the Commonwealth, and effectively disappeared when Canada criticized the British application for entry into the European Economic Community, or Common Market. Diefenbaker and his high commissioner, Drew, regarded the application as a betrayal of Canada's sentiments and economic interests and acted to subvert its success in the absence of firm trading guarantees for Commonwealth members. Diefenbaker made frequent complaints about Britain's lack of consultation with its Commonwealth partners on the subject and privately took satisfaction at hints of French intransigence. (The British application would be vetoed by President de Gaulle in January 1963.) Canadian opinion on the matter was divided, but the Canadian government's reputation was undermined by comments in the press that it had been overbearing and obstructive in its reaction to British policy.

In Quebec the Quiet Revolution was transforming the province and elsewhere appeals were mounting for fairer treatment of the country's French-speaking minority. Diefenbaker, who had neglected the French-speaking members of his own caucus, was indifferent to the signs of change. He refused to consider proposals for a royal commission on French-English relations. In Ottawa the formerly admiring press gallery had grown disillusioned and hostile as the government's record revealed an ineptitude frequently traceable to the prime minister's character. Diefenbaker's disorganization and growing indecisiveness had discouraged and divided his cabinet. When the commons was dissolved for a general election to be held on 18 June 1962, reporter James Stewart of the Montreal Star described the entire parliamentary term as "sometimes aimless, often ill-tempered, and always potentially explosive." As the election campaign began, the government faced a major monetary crisis. A lingering recession, a series of budget deficits, an unfavourable balance in the current trade account, and general uncertainty about government policy provoked a loss of confidence in the exchange market. For weeks the Bank of Canada sold foreign reserves to maintain the value of the floating Canadian dollar and in May the cabinet was forced to devalue and peg the dollar at 92.5 cents (U.S.) in order to prevent a cascading collapse of the currency. The devaluation was cruelly caricatured by the press and the opposition during the election campaign; phoney Diefendollars or Diefenbucks passed from hand to hand.

Diefenbaker campaigned defiantly in the face of vigorous opposition from the refreshed Liberal Party, from the newly formed New Democratic Party, and in rural Quebec from the Ralliement des Créditistes, which under its charismatic leader, Réal Caouette, had been allied with the Social Credit Party since 1961. The Conservative program offered no novelty. The Toronto Globe and Mail reported that "the Conservative campaign has been essentially a one-man show with Mr. Diefenbaker the man. If they fail to win, he must take the blame; if they do win he can claim the victory, no matter how many seats they lose, for his own." For Diefenbaker, the election results were devastating. He kept his hold on the prairies, but in the Atlantic provinces, rural Quebec, urban Ontario, and British Columbia the Conservatives lost their dominance. Five ministers were defeated. Diefenbaker held 116 seats against 100 Liberals, 30 Social Crediters/Créditistes, and 19 New Democrats. Following the campaign, a new run on the dollar required the imposition of tariff surcharges, reduced government spending, and emergency borrowing from the International Monetary Fund, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Diefenbaker retreated into weeks of seclusion before reconstructing his cabinet and reconvening parliament in the autumn.

The cabinet was directionless. Up to a third of Diefenbaker's ministers speculated openly but indecisively on the prime minister's removal. In October 1962 the Cuban missile crisis diverted everyone's attention and Diefenbaker deepened his cabinet's divisions by responding hesitantly to President Kennedy's appeal for allied solidarity. In the aftermath, ministers insisted that negotiations with the United States on the acceptance of nuclear warheads should be reopened. The sudden impact of the international crisis and the prime minister's demonstrated inability to make decisions under pressure suggested that an agreement with the United States to supply the warheads had become a matter of urgency. Negotiations quickly foundered and Washington raised the stakes by accusing the Diefenbaker government of lying and neglecting its military obligations. Diefenbaker's minister of defence, Douglas Harkness, resigned. The opposition united to condemn Diefenbaker's indecision and on 5 Feb. 1963 his government was defeated in the house.

Diefenbaker entered the 1963 election campaign with a disintegrating cabinet. Harkness, Hees, Sévigny, Fleming, Fulton, and others had resigned or retired. His supporting newspapers, the Toronto Telegram, the Globe and Mail, and all but four other papers across the country, had abandoned him. The party organization had collapsed - although his chief campaigners, Grosart and Camp, maintained their loyalty. Diefenbaker set out on the campaign trail fighting "the Bay Street and St. James Street Tories," the American government, and his Liberal challengers. As he crossed the country in a whistle-stop campaign, greeting voters at little railway stations in the bitter cold, he was inspired by American president Harry S. Truman's "Give 'em hell!" election of 1948. His rural, prairie, and small town public responded enthusiastically as he derided the Liberal Party and the American Department of State. Throughout the campaign Conservative support held steady while that of the Liberals declined until, on 8 April, Diefenbaker left Pearson five seats short of a majority. Diefenbaker resigned office and Pearson took power on 22 April, once he had received an assurance of support from six Créditiste mps. In 1963 the journalist Peter Charles Newman published his vivid, best-selling account of Diefenbaker's career, Renegade in power, the first of a new Canadian genre of popular contemporary history, which romanticized the prime minister's dramatic rise and fall.

For three and a half years Diefenbaker carried on as leader of the opposition under siege from elements of his own party, but aggressive and menacing towards his Liberal opponents in the house. He ferreted out one embarrassing scandal after another - all of them involving Quebec ministers. The majority of his mps, dependent on him for their success in politics, remained faithful. For eight months in 1964 Diefenbaker and his loyalists delayed approval of a new Canadian maple leaf flag because they said it lacked any historic symbols. The resolution was eventually adopted in mid December after closure was used to cut off debate. Most of Diefenbaker's Quebec mps voted with the government. Pearson, harassed and distracted by Diefenbaker's relentless attacks in the house, called an election for 8 Nov. 1965, hoping to deliver a fatal blow to his nemesis. Old Conservative foes (including Hees and Fulton) returned to the fold in the hope of a political life after Diefenbaker, while the party leader himself dreamed of returning to power. At age 70 he conducted another vigorous national campaign. Pearson could find no clear theme beyond his call for a majority government and the final destruction of his foe, but he appeared to have little taste for the battle. Once more Diefenbaker's Conservatives deprived the Liberal Party of its desired majority. The Conservatives, with 97 seats, held two more than previously, as did the Liberals with 131. The NDP, at 21 seats, gained four, while the Créditistes and Social Crediters (now separate) suffered losses.

By this time, the political conflict between Diefenbaker and Pearson had become malignant. The 1966 parliamentary year began with Diefenbaker's renewed attacks on the government's integrity, prompting countercharges against his own administration for having failed to act on a matter of security. A judicial inquiry under Mr Justice Wishart Flett Spence, appointed to examine what became known as the Munsinger affair, was in effect an ex post facto investigation of the political discretion exercised by the Diefenbaker government. Diefenbaker, Fulton, and their lawyers withdrew in protest from the inquiry midway through the hearings. The final report found no breach of security, but censured Diefenbaker for having failed to dismiss his associate minister of defence, Pierre Sévigny, six years earlier when he had learned of his extramarital liaison with Gerda Munsinger, who had apparently been a low-level Soviet agent. The Globe and Mail called the inquiry's terms of reference "vague, vengeful, prosecutory . . . setting a precedent for endless witch-hunts as government succeeds government in Canada.".

Diefenbaker's second battle of the year was fought within his party, where he struggled to control the party office and the national association and to hold onto his own leadership. Eruptions of discontent multiplied, but in the absence of any formal system of leadership review he took for granted that his term was unlimited. Once convinced that the leader would not take voluntary retirement, the party president, Dalton Camp, proposed a reform in the party constitution to require an automatic vote on whether to hold a leadership convention subsequent to the loss of a general election. Diefenbaker met Camp's challenge with charges of back stabbing, but failed to carry the annual meeting. It agreed on a leadership convention, to be held in 1967.

As planning for the convention proceeded, Diefenbaker refused to confirm his candidacy. Finally, he stood for re-election in opposition to a convention resolution emerging from the party's policy conference at Montmorency falls, Que., that spoke of Canada's "two founding peoples" or "deux nations." (The draft resolution actually described a country "composed of the original inhabitants of this land and the two founding peoples [deux nations] with historic rights, who have been and continue to be joined by people from many lands.") "That proposition," he told reporters, "will place all Canadians who are of other racial origins than English and French in a secondary position. All through my life, one of the things I've tried to do is to bring about in this nation citizenship not dependent on race or colour, blood counts or origin." Diefenbaker's vision of "One Canada" meant equality for individuals and regions, but he could not accept the notion of "founding peoples" or "nations" which seemed to include some communities while excluding others. His familiar appeal to equality - always drawing on his personal experience - did not work in a period when the country had grown more complex. On the first ballot, he ran fifth behind Stanfield, Dufferin Roblin, Fulton, and Hees. He remained on the ballot through three votes. Stanfield was chosen leader on the fourth.

Through 12 more years and four more general elections, 1968, 1972, 1974, and 1979, Diefenbaker remained in the House of Commons. For a few years his prominent claque on the Conservative backbenches made life awkward for the new leader and for the rest of his life he could rivet the house's attention and embarrass ministers with his pungent and sarcastic questions. On his 30th anniversary as an mp, in 1970, he joked that he would live as long as Moses. Six years later he was named a ch in the queen's New Year's honours list and he travelled proudly to England for the presentation ceremony at Windsor Castle. In the mid 1970s he published three volumes of ghost-written memoirs. He conducted his last election campaign in ill health during the spring of 1979, returned to Ottawa, and died at home on 16 August.

Diefenbaker's state funeral was the most elaborate in Canadian history. He had planned it meticulously in consultation with the secretary of state's department. For three days the open casket lay in the parliamentary hall of honour before it was moved in a ceremonial parade to Christ Church Cathedral for an interfaith service. From Ottawa, an eight-car funeral train carried the coffin and more than 100 passengers westwards to Prince Albert and Saskatoon, with stops both scheduled and unscheduled for crowds along the way. On the high bluffs of the South Saskatchewan River, the old chief was buried beside the Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker Centre, which had been constructed on the grounds of the University of Saskatchewan to house his papers and relics. The new Conservative prime minister, Charles Joseph (Joe) Clark, delivered the graveside eulogy, describing Diefenbaker as "the great populist of Canadian politics . . . an indomitable man, born to a minority group, raised in a minority region, leader of a minority party, who went on to change the very nature of his country and to change it permanently." The body of his late wife Olive was moved from Ottawa to lie beside him.

Commentators and historians have not been kind to Canada's 13th prime minister. J. L. Granatstein and Norman Hillmer wrote that Diefenbaker's memoirs, "arguably the most mendacious ever written by a Canadian politician, burnished his own image and refought all the old battles with only one victor. . . . Yet the record remained, one of deliberate divisiveness, scandalmongering, and mistrust." Historian Michael Bliss - perhaps slightly kinder - judged that "Diefenbaker's role as a prairie populist who tried to revolutionize the Conservative Party begins to loom larger than his personal idiosyncrasies. The difficulties he faced in the form of significant historical dilemmas seem less easy to resolve than Liberals and hostile journalists opined at the time. . . . But his contemporaries were also right in seeing some kind of disorder near the centre of his personality and his prime-ministership. The problems of leadership, authority, power, ego, and a mad time in history overwhelmed the prairie politician with the odd name." For writer George Bowering, Diefenbaker was the wittiest of all the country's prime ministers, "and he was the most amazing campaigner anyone would ever see or hear." But he got everyone - the Americans, the British, the Liberals, the economists, the Quebecers, and his own party establishment - mad at him.

Diefenbaker's entire adult life was aimed at a political career. He was moved by ambition and a sense of injustice that was both personal and regional, a determination to succeed at the centre of Canadian politics in Ottawa and in doing so confirm the equal rights of those he believed had been excluded from power and influence in Canada. His attitudes were shaped in the 1920s and 1930s, when Canadian public life was dominated by a privileged circle of Ontario and Quebec politicians in the Liberal and Conservative parties. With his personal and western preoccupations, however, he failed to sense the potential grievances of the French-speaking Canadian minority, who felt similarly excluded from a full role in national life.

Possessed of a rare determination that was reinforced rather than dulled by early slights and defeats, Diefenbaker had nurtured a dramatic and corrosive talent as a criminal defence lawyer which served him well as a member of the opposition, though less well as a member of government. He was a British Canadian with a sentimental attachment to the imperial connection and to Canada's parliamentary institutions. His convictions on welfare and employment policy were shaped in the 1940s by his experience of the great depression on the prairies and were broadly shared by colleagues in the Liberal and CCF parties. In his approach to fiscal and monetary policy, on the other hand, he remained an instinctive conservative, never fully absorbing the lessons of Keynesian economics.

By temperament Diefenbaker was never a team player. Once he was in office, it was quickly evident that he could not produce harmony in his cabinet, nor could he master the technical complexities of financial, defence, and foreign policies. He was overwhelmed by the problems of administration and was relieved by the prospect of escape 
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9302 Mrs. W.W. Tunison Passes Away April 26, 1919

Funeral services were held from late home Tuesday Afternoon.

Mrs. W.W. (Mary Ann Diegel) Tunison suffered a second stroke of paralysis last Friday night from which she failed to rally and passed away at her home in Malvern, Saturday evening, April 25. Mrs. Tunison had been in poor health for some time having suffered a partial stroke last winter from which she never fully recovered although feeling pretty well the past few weeks. She was up and about and was down town the night she was taken with the second attack.

Funeral services were held from the late home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. M.A. Gable, pastor of the Methodist church. A special choir, Mesdames F.R. Chantry and P.M. Cadwell and Messrs. R.W. Criswell and Lynn Parker, with Miss Ida Salyers as accompanist, sang.

The pall bearers were Messrs. C.W. Black, F.E. Mulholland; Arva Burrus, N.D. Smith, G.E. Downing and Wm. Kneeland and the remains were laid to rest in the Malvern cemetery. Many beautiful flowers testified to the loving remembrance of relatives and friends. Mrs. Tunison was a good woman, of unusually strong character, much beloved by those who knew her best. Her heart was wrapped up in her family, who were ever her first thought and consideration and yet she found time for helpfulness to her friends and those in need. She will be greatly missed.

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The following obituary was read at the services:

Mary Ann Diegel,the fourth and youngest child of Andrew and Margaret Diegel was born May 1, 1864, in Berlin, Ontario, and died April 25, 1919, at her home in Malvern, Iowa.

She spent her early life in the city of her birth, and it was here she was confirmed in the German Lutheran Church.

When a young woman she removed with her parents to Osborne County, Kansas, and at this place in 1884 she was married to Willis Wesley Tunison and removed to Denver, Colorado, and later, in 1889, came to Malvern, Iowa, where she has since made her home.

To this union were born eight children - six daughters and two sons. Both sons have passed on before her, Willis Wesley in infancy and Julius Buster who on Oct 22, 1918, gave his life on the battlefields of France and for whom Memorial Services were held about six weeks ago. The husband, the daughters, Mrs. Reno (Dott) Moore, Mrs. W.D. (Mildred) McCausland, Mrs. Leon (Edna) Harvey, Katherine, Agnes and Burnice Tunison, survive and mourn her loss. Also her sister, Mrs. Kate Yaeck, Bridgeport, Ontario and two brothers, Julius Diegel of Los Angeles and Henry Diegel of Denver, Colo., eight grandchildren, other rleatives and numerous friends mourn her loss.

Mother, thou has left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts today,
But beyond this vale of sorrow,
Tears will all be wiped away.
Mother thou art sweetly resting,
Cold may be this earthly tomb,
But the angels sweetly whispered
"Come and live with us at home."
Mother, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and pain are o'er,
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more.

Those from a distance attending the services were Mr & Mrs Homer Jacobs, Miss Bess McGrady, Mrs Komanski and J.W. Williams of Omaha; Mr & Mrs G.E. Piatt, C.A. Moore, Silver City; Mr & Mrs Will Hines of Plattsmouth and H. Diegel of Denver. All the children were present at the funeral.

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FINAL RITES SATURDAY FOR W.W. TUNISON

Former Malvern Business Man Died Here Jan. 20

Funeral services for a man long associated with the business life of Malvern were held Saturday as final rites were conducted in the Mansfield funeral home for Willis Wesley Tunison. His death occurred Jan. 20 in Malvern.

The services were conducted by the Rev. L.C. Hall and burial was in the Malvern cemetery.

Music for the services was furnished by Mrs. I.L. Donner and flowers were cared for by Mrs. R.W. Salyers and Mrs. Robert Campbell. Serving as pall bearers were several members of the American Legion: J.E. Ellison, J.M. Steele, Frank Chamberlain, C.A. Boyer, W.D. Slothowe and H.J. Benton.

Mr. Tunison was born June 15, 1861 in Waterloo, Ia. and was 82 years old at the time of his death. In 1880 he was married to Mary Ann Diegel and eight children came to their home. Of these four survive him; Mildred McCausland, Malvern; Edna Harvey, Omaha; Agnes Shepard, Durango, Colo; Burnice Hull, Cheyenne, Wyo. Four died previously an infant son, Willis Wesley, Dott Moore, Kathryn Williams and Julius B. Tunison, who lost his life in World war I.

Mr. Tunison followed the trade of painter and paper hanger and for many years he operated a restaurant in town. He retired from this business in 1914.

Mrs. (Mary Ann Diegel) Tunison died in April, 1919 and in July, 1920 he was married to Anna Starr who, with the children mentioned above and nine grandchildren survive him.

Those from out of town who attended the services Saturday were Mrs. Ralph Thomas,Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Moore, J.W. Williams sr, J.W. Williams jr., St. Louis, William Hiner, Plattsmouth; Mr. and Mrs. C.A, Moore and Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Moore, Silver City; Mr. and Mrs. Art Sarratt, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. George Myers and Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Windom, Council Bluffs. 
Mary Ann "Maria" Diegel
 
9303 Roseville Lutheran Church

A frame church which was built in 1852 was later sold to the Methodists, and then to the United Brethren in Christ c.1884. The same building is in use today by the Roseville congregation of the United Brethren in Christ, although somewhat changed in appearance due to extensive remodelling and the addition of a new wing.

Cronmiller (1961:119) states that in September 1853 Roseville was ministered to by Rev. Charles Frederick Diehl (1853-1855), along with New Hamburg, Petersburg and Mannheim.1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
Rev. Charles Frederick Diehl
 
9304 Mrs. Helena Snyder of Elmira, died Friday at the Campbellford home of her daughter, Mrs. George Vice. Born in Wayne County, Ohio, she came to this district at the age of 12 and lived here since. She was a member of Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Women's Society for World Service and was a life long Sunday school member. In 1895 she married Joseph Feil of Kitchener. He died in 1920. She was also predeceased by her second husband, Herbert Schwartz, and her third husband, Addison B. Snyder. Surviving are one son, Herb Feil of Dearborn, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. George (Helen) Vice of Campbellford; one brother, Joseph Diehl of Preston; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons, Walter and Nelson Feil, and one brother, Nelson Diehl. The body rested at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira, until Monday noon, when removal was made to Zion EUB Church for service at 2:30 p.m. Rev. M. E. Reuber officiated. Burial was in St. Jacobs Evangelical Cemetery. Helena Diehl
 
9305 Lived with Samuel Bowman also a miller. Henry Diehl
 
9306 BRILL

Vera — Formerly of Argyle Street, Cambridge (P), on Saturday, March 22, 1986, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 80th year, Vera Diehl. Beloved wife of the late Harold F. Brill; dear mother of Rev. Harold Brill of St. Jacobs, Donald of RR 3, Bright and Robert of Winnipeg, Man. Also survived by seven grand-children and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Brill was a lifelong resident of Cambridge (P); a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Cambridge. 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 Monday, in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, King Street, Cambridge (P) at 2 p.m. Interment in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Mar 1986 pg E17 
Vera Louisa Diehl
 
9307 DOTZERT, Lulu \emdash On Saturday, June 7. 1988. at K-W Hospital, age 88 years, the former Lulu Dierlam, of 300 Regina St. N., Waterloo. She was a member of Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Waterloo and a member of the RCAF, 404 Wing. Loving wife of Clayton Dotzert; dear mother of Maryjane and her husband Ron Darling, Robert and his wife Nel and Don Dotzert, all of Waterloo. Fondly remembered by grandchildren. Carol. Debi, David, Diane, Christine and Kathryn: also great-grandchildren. Karen, Dan, Sue. Eve, Aaron and Caleb. Predeceased by two brothers, Wilfrid and Howard Dierlam. Mrs. Dotzert'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 and on Tuesday, 9.11 a.m. At noon on Tuesday, transfer will be made to Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Westmount Road. Waterloo, for funeral service at 2 p.m.. with Rev. Norman Lange officiating. Interment to follow Parkview cemetery. Waterloo. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Lulu Adella Dierlamm
 
9308 On the 3d of December 1864, in Waterloo Co., C. W., after suffering several days with Colic, Rachel Clemens, wife of Abm. S. Clemens,(Deacon,) aged 73 years and 18 days. Her maiden name was Derstein. She was buried on the 6th at Cressman's grave yard, when in the meeting house at the same place, funeral discourses were delivered from Jn. 5: 24, 25, and Rev. 14: 13.1a

1aHerald of Truth March 1865 - Vol. II, No.3 Page 23, 24 
Rachel Dierstein
 
9309 A solemn requiem high mass will be offered at St. Louis RC Church, Waterloo, Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, for the late Arthur Diesbourg, 118 John Blvd., Waterloo. Mr. Diesbourg, 58, died Monday in Florida. The body will arrive in Kitchener Thursday afternoon and will rest at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home from 4 o'clock until 9:30 a.m. Saturday when prayers will be offered prior to removal to the church. The Knights of Columbus will assemble at the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m. to recite the rosary. Interment will be in Woodland RC Cemetery. Mr. Diesbourg is survived by his wife, the former Grace Louise Murphy, one son, Arthur James, and one daughter, Mary Karolyn, all of Waterloo; six brothers, Theodore and Frank, Windsor; Emile, Charles and Blaise, Belle River, Ont.; Henry, Humboldt, Sask.; two sisters, Mrs. Julia McMahon, Belle River, and Mrs. Joseph Renaud, [rest of obituary was not photocopied].1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Feb 1953  
Arthur Diesbourg
 
9310 Mrs. Herman Engel

The funeral of the late Mrs. Herman Engel, formerly of Waterloo, who dies in Detroit on Sep. 29 in her 53 year, was held at the home of Adam Engel at Waterloo Friday last. Interment was made in Mount Hopr cemetery. There survive a husband and three sons, Norman, Clarence and Clifton.

Waterloo Chronicle 9 Oct 1925 pg 5 
Esther Diesch
 
9311 Lived with Samuel Trout Maria Dieter
 
9312 At St. Agatha Father Schneider apparently found a log church, that was also used as a school by Catholics and Protestants. Mrs. Ferdinand Walter, nee Dietrich, is said to have been the first child baptized in this school-church by Father Schneider.1a

1a
The Catholic Church in Waterloo County, Book I, by Rev. Theobald Spetz, C. R., D. D., 1916

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The building was begun soon after if not before. Mrs. Ferdinand Walter told the writer that she was present at the laying of the corner stone by Bishop De Charbonnel, as a member of the St. Agatha church choir, under the leadership of Mr. Wirtz, then teacher at St. Agatha. She received an image from the Bishop on the occasion which she treasured religiously. Unfortunately she could not give the date of the ceremony.1a

1a
The Catholic Church in Waterloo County, Book I, by Rev. Theobald Spetz, C. R., D. D., 1916 
Agatha Dietrich
 
9313 DIETRICH, Albert E. -- At St. Mary's Hospital, on Wednesday, March 7, 1979, after a brief illness, Albert Eugene Dietrich, of 396 Victoria St. S., aged 73 years. A member of St. John's RC Church, the Rockway Senior Citizens and had been employed at Canada Blower and Forge Co. until his retirement in 1973.most of his life. Husband of the former Marie Boegel, father of Keith and Larry, both of Waterloo, Wilbert and Wayne of Kitchener, Mrs. Thomas (Marlene) Liptrot of Dundas; brother of Edward of St. Agatha; eight grandchildren also survive. Predeceased by his parents, three sisters and five brothers. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, where the parish prayers will be recited at 8 p.m. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Friday, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at St. John's Church at 10 a.m. with Father James Curtin officiating. Interment in Waterloo Parkview cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Mar 1979 
Albert Eugene Dietrich
 
9314 LEONARD, Anne

On Thursday, September 11, 1997, at Central Park Lodge, Kitchener. Mrs. Leonard was a member of St. Louis RC Church, Waterloo, member of the CWL, the senior choir of the church and former director of the Risen Life Choir. Loving wife of the late Percy Leonard. Dear mother of John Leonard of Waterloo. Predeceased by several sisters and brothers. Mrs. Leonard's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today (Saturday) 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers will be recited Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Monday morning at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis RC Church with Rev. Clarence Hauser officiating. Interment to follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo.

The Record 15 Sep 1997 pg B4 
Anna Maria Rosa "Anne" Dietrich
 
9315 BECKER, Caroline Irene (nee Dietrich) Passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at the Saugeen Valley Nursing Home, Mt. Forest at the age of 85 years. Caroline was formerly of R.R. #2 Petersburg and was the daughter of the late Edward and Dora Dietrich. Caroline was the beloved wife of the late Irvin John Becker whom she married in 1944. Loving mother of Dorothy and Ken Schell, Earl and Kathy Becker, Alice Podann, Henry and Violet Becker, Wes Becker and Caprice, Jean and Ray Masters, Fred and Fran Becker, Marie and Brian Zehr, Grace and John Drumm, George Becker, Laura and Jim Clarke, and David Becker. She will be missed by 40 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 22 great- great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters and three brothers and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Ervin and Edward, by son-in-law Dave Podann and grandson Robert Podann and two brothers. Caroline and Irvin had resided on their family farm on Huron Road for 52 years, spending their lives with family, friends and neighbours. Caroline worked very hard her whole life, working at many jobs to help make ends meet, with her pride and joy being the many years she worked at Holiday Inn on Fairway Rd., Kitchener. Her biggest achievement was keeping her children healthy and enjoying the many grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren that she got to be with. Visitation at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On Monday, October 17, 2011, transfer will be made at 12 noon to Rosebank Brethren in Christ Church for funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Tim Harden officiating. Interment in Rosebank Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Many special thanks to the staff at Saugeen Valley Nursing Home and Dr. Perrin for your loving care shown to mom. Online condolence and memorial tribute information at: www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 14 Oct 2011 
Caroline Irene Dietrich
 
9316 DIETRICH, Clayton Henry

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1984, at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, after a brief illness, Clayton Henry Dietrich, of 88 King St. E., St. Clements. Mr. Dietrich was born in Baden, 78 years ago. Son of the late John Dietrich and the late Helena Bolini. A member of St. Clements RC Church, where he was active in the Holy Name Society; employed by the Waterloo County Roads Department for 19 years, retiring 11 years ago. Beloved husband of the former Olive Hoffarth of St. Clements; dear father of Connie (Mrs. Harold Walser) and Joan (Mrs. Mark Voisin), both of St. Clements, Margaret Rose (Mrs. Peter Hlowatzki) of Waterloo, Patricia Lorentz and Donna Dietrich-Miller, both of Kitchener, Claude of Guelph, Jerome of Kitchener, Vincent and Dennis, both of Waterloo; brother of Carl Dietrich of Kitchener. Lovingly remembered by 22 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by two brothers, Wilfred and Vincent. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. this evening. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 17, at 10:45 a.m., followed by mass of Christian burial at St. Clements RC Church at 11:30 a.m., Rev. W. L. Ryan will officiate. Interment to follow in St. Clements RC cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Feb 1984 pg D11 
Clayton Henry Dietrich
 
9317 1901 Berlin Census - Emma is a general servant in the home of Louis and Mary Hanenberg. Emma Dietrich
 
9318 Funeral services for the late Florence Dietrich, 58 Scott street, who died on Saturday in her 41st year, will be held from St. Mary's R.C. church on Tuesday morning at 9.30 o'clock to St. Agatha Cemetery for interment. Remains are resting at the residence.1a

1aThe Kitchener Daily Record 14 Mar 1935 pg 15 
Florence M. Dietrich
 
9319 MISS FRANCIS DIETRICH

There was called from this life at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning one of St. Agatha's popular young ladies, Miss Francis Dietrich, age nineteen years. Her demise followed an affliction with pneumonia. The deceased young lady was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis B. Dietrich of St. Agatha who with four brothers and one sister survive her. The later are Theodore, Charles, William, Edwin and Martha, all at home. The death of Miss Dietrich has left a gap not only in the family circle but also in a wide sphere of friends, who extend their sympathy to the bereaved family. The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Roman Catholic Church in St. Agatha.

Kitchener Daily Record Feb 18 1920 pg 2 
Frances Dietrich
 
9320 FRANK EUGENE DIETRICH

1917 - 2006 Passed away peacefully, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Tuesday, January 10, 2006, at the age of 88 years. Frank is survived by his loving wife, Esther (nee Brenner). Dear father of Mildred Dietrich, Pauline and her husband Bob Shular, Eunice and her husband Walter Blom, Eugene Dietrich, Roger Dietrich and his wife Marilyn, Gerard Dietrich and his wife Ruth Ann, Maynard Dietrich and his wife Mary, Elizabeth and her husband Charles Bender, Vivian Bignell and Carmel Dietrich. Proud grandfather of 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Frank will be lovingly remembered by his brother, Harry Dietrich and his wife Irene; sisters, Sr Mildred Dietrich CSJ, and Mary and her husband Roman Voisin and sisters-in-law, Lorraine and Rosemary Dietrich. Predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Elizabeth Dietrich; brothers, Anthony, George, Leo, Charles, Albert and Father Edward CR; sisters, Marcella Dietrich, Agnes Lorentz and Ann Meyer and by his friend, Riv Ryan. Frank farmed in the St. Clements area all his life and had worked at Beaver Lumber and Ratz Lumber. He was an avid gardener and loved horses. Friends are invited to share their memories of Frank with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Rosary will be recited at 9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Frank's life will be held at Saint Clement RC Church in St. Clements on Thursday January 12, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in Saint Clement RC Cemetery.

The Record 11 Jan 2006 pg B5 
Frank Eugene Dietrich
 
9321 Gertrude Dietrich Lang was born in Galt, the daughter of Jerome C. Dietrich and Serena Palmer. Described as an energetic worker and often a leader of community undertakings, Mrs. Lang founded the Silver Star Society and served as the organization's secretary-treasurer. She was closely involved in the Girl Guides and served as District Commissioner in Galt for twenty four years. In addition, she served as the Guides' South Waterloo Divisional Commissioner. Mrs. Lang was awarded the Guide's Medal of Merit for her untiring work and competent leadership. In 1953 she was presented with the Bronze Beaver, the highest award available from the Girl Guide movement. Mrs. Lang was also a patron of the Stratford Festival Foundation of Canada and was one of the founding members of the Shakespeare Club. She was also a member of the Red Cross Society, the Hospital Auxiliary, the Galt Family Service Bureau, the South Waterloo Humane Society and the Cancer Society. Mrs. Lang died on January 6, 1968 and is buried on Mount View Cemetery.1a

1aCambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge 
Gertrude Olive Dietrich
 
9322 ROSENBERGER,

Gladys - Passed away, at Meadowcroft Place, Toronto, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at the age of 93 years. Beloved wife of the late Walter John Rosenberger. Loving mother of Paul Rosenberger and his wife Elaine of Caledon; dear grandmother of David, Daniel, John, Kathy and Karen; great-grandmother of Stephanie, Jason, Kyle, Lindsay, Amy and Michael; loving aunt of Mary MacDougall and Bobby Englert. She was predeceased by a sister, Florence Englert and a brother Walter Dietrich. Visitation at the Sehreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener (742-4481), today (Friday) from 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be offered from the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's RC Church at 11 a.m., Father Fred Bechely officiating. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery.

The Record 16 Oct 1998 pg B4 
Gladys Dietrich
 
9323 ST. AGATHA - On Thursday, May 10, there passed peacefully away one of the most highly respected residents of this village in the person of Mr. Gregor Dietrich in the 64th year of his age. Although he had not been in good health for some time past death came unexpectedly. The funeral was held on Monday in the R. C. church and was well attended. There are left to mourn their loss a sorrowful widow, three sons, six daughters, viz: Louis, the popular blacksmith, of this village; Henry and Alexander, Berlin ; Mrs. W. Steckie [?] and Miss Christine, Berlin; Mrs. L. Hueglin, Waterloo; Mary, Buffalo, and Laura an Alfreda at home. The sincere sympathy of the entire community is extended to the family in this, their sad affliction.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, May 17, 1906

Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Gregory Dietrich
 
9324 HARRY CLEMENT DIETRICH 1924 - 2006 Passed away peacefully, embraced by the deep love of his family, at St. Mary's Hospital on Monday, January 16, 2006 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Irene (nee Runstedler) for 56 years. Loving father of Anita and Albert Stalzer, Richard and Diane, Ted and Sandra, Susan and Gary Braley, Julie and Art Jamieson, Henry and Val, Bernadette, Raymond and Elizabeth. Proud and loving grandpa of 16 grandchildren: David, Anneliese, Christopher, Teresa, Benjamin, Nicholas, Justin, Rebecca, Cleo, Sara, Teddy, Rachel, William, Heidi, Matthew and Julianne. Great-grandpa of Hayden. Harry will be lovingly remembered by his sisters, Sr. Mildred Dietrich CSSJ and Mary and her husband Roman Voisin and sisters-in-law, Esther, Lorraine and Rosemary Dietrich. Also remembered fondly by the Runstedler family. Predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Elizabeth Dietrich; brothers, Anthony, Albert, Father Edward CR, Frank, Leo, George and Charles; sisters, Marcella Dietrich, Agnes Lorentz and Ann Meyer. Special thanks to the staff of Leisureworld Caregiving Centre, Elmira, the nurses of 3 East and Dr. John Campbell for their compassion. Harry was a life-long resident of St. Clements where he operated a dairy farm for 42 years. For those closest to him, his uniqueness was especially expressed in his love of design and machines, interests brought together in his classic car collection and in creative projects such as customizing his tractors and building a self-propelled forage wagon. His fondness for music also infused his life, whether in the barn, in the car, in his home or at church. Inspired by his strong faith, he took time to participate in his community; he was a member of St. Clement RC Church and a member of the Waterloo Knights of Columbus Council 5135. In both his public and family life, he was cherished for his strong principles, his warm sense of humour and his generous spirit. Friends are invited to share their memories of Harry with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Wednesday, January 18, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at 9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Harry's life will be held at Saint Clement RC Church in St. Clements on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Father Robert Hetu as celebrant. Interment will follow in Saint Clement RC Cemetery. In memory of Harry, donations may be made to the Elmira and District Association for Community Living or the Right to Life and can be arranged through the funeral home. Harry Clement Dietrich
 
9325 Dietrich's Bakery was started in 1899 originally located at 13 Foundry St., West, Berlin, now renamed Ontario St. West., Kitchener, by 1901 the bakery's location had changed to 86 King St. E., Berlin. 1,000,000 loaves of bread were being baked by 1917 and for many years was at the corner of King and Scott Streets. In 1946 the business was sold to Weston's.

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Death of Prominent Baker At Kitchener

The death occurred at Kitchener on Sunday morning of Henry A. Dietrich, after a short illness.

The deceased was born in St. Agatha, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Dietrich, and was 55 years of age. He built up an extensive bakery at Kitchener, the biggest in this part of Western Ontario. He was a prominent member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic church.

He leaves a widow and one son and four daughters. Two brothers and six sisters also survive.

New Hamburg Independent, April 23, 1920 
Henry Anthony Dietrich
 
9326 Years Served: 1907-11, 1913 Henry Anthony Dietrich
 
9327 Second Trial Convicts Man of 1945 Murder

Kitchener (CP) - Henry Joseph Dietrich, 45, of Kitchener has been found guilty of non-capital murder in the 1945 shooting death of taxi driver Elmer Battler.

Mr. Justice Haines of the Ontario Supreme Court sentenced Dietrich to life imprisonment but said he will recommend that Dietrich be transferred to a psychiatric hospital. It was Dietrich's second trial in connection with the death of the Kitchener taxi driver July 13, 1945. Mr. Justice Haines said that while evidence indicated that Dietrich was not insane, he had been mentally ill for a long time. Dietrich was first arrested Nov. 23, 1963, in London, Ont.

He pleaded guilty to a charge of non-capital murder on Sept. 7, 1966, but later was granted a new trial by the Ontario Court of appeal on grounds that he had pleaded guilty to the wrong charge and no jury was empaneled when the plea was taken.1a

1aOttawa Citizen 20 Sep 1968 
Henry Joseph Dietrich
 
9328 Jerome C. Dietrich was born and raised on a farm near Rochester, New York. He attended Clover Street Seminary & Webster Academy. At age 18 received a permit to teach. Taught 5 winters at Victor, New York. He entered the saw business with D. R. Barton of Rochester, New York. In 1866 he became a traveller for the J. Flint Co. of Rochester after being offered another job, his employer countered with a raise and part ownership. As a result of a disagreement he sold his ownership and with other owner Cosmos J. Shurly came to Galt to set up their own comopany in 1873. They formed Shurly-Dietric Ltd to manufacture the Maple Leaf brand saws. In 1877 he invented the lance tooth cross cut saw with was the world's fastest shipped over the world. He eventually bought out the entire company and also serve the city of Galt on its council, hospital trust, horse show.1a

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

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Shurley & Dietrich, manufacturers of saws, plastering trowels, &c. Mr. Shurley was born in London, England, in 1834, and has resided here since 1873. Mr. J. C. Dietrich is a native of Ontario County, New York State. Born, 1838, and came here the same year as his partner.1a

1aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 
Jerome Colwell Dietrich
 
9329 St. Agatha - On Sunday night Mr. Joseph K. Dietrich died very suddenly at the age 57 years. He has been suffering terribly for the last month with sore ankle [?] for which he underwent seven [?] operations at the Berlin-Waterloo hospital. He was slowly recovering and all signs of danger had left him until Sunday night he was suddenly siezed [sic] with paralysis of the brain, and died within a few minutes The funeral will be held on Wednesday. We offer to Mrs. Dietrich and family our deep and sincere condolences in their great loss.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, May 17, 1906

is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Joseph K. Dietrich
 
9330 ISRAEL, Loretta Passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Israel (1973). Dear mother of Peter Israel (Jolan) of Elora and Phil Israel (Carol) of Brantford. Grandmother to Brad (Anne), Jennifer Shaver (Bill), Janet Nicolson (Richard), Steven (Michelle), Mark (Tracey) and Shonna Masse (Dean). Great-grandmother to twelve and great-great-grandmother to two. Predeceased by her parents Elroy and Edith (nee Loebsach) Dietrich and step-father Otto Hauck one brother Lloyd Dietrich. Loretta was a member of St. Louis R.C. Church and the C.W.L for over 70 years. She enjoyed her time travelling and playing cards with the Waterloo Seniors Centre. Loretta's family will receive relatives and friends from 11-11:45 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 12 noon on Saturday, February 2, 2013 followed by a reception. Fr. Chris Buda C.R. of St. Louis R.C. Church officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Louis R.C. Church would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Loretta's memorial.

Waterloo Region Record 4 Feb 2013 
Loretta Dietrich
 
9331 Louis F. Dietrich, was born at St. Agatha on September 13, 1868. He conducts a successful garage and automobile business. Mr. Dietrich held the office of assessor in Wilmot Township from 1901 to 1909. In 1922 he was elected a member of the Waterloo Town Council and has served the past four years as Reeve. He is also a member of the County Council.1a

1aWaterloo Chronicle Confederation Number, Sixty Years of Progress in Canada 
Mayor Louis Frederick Dietrich
 
9332 DIETRICH, Louis (Lou) J.

At K-W Hospital, on Saturday, March 11, 1989, after a lengthy illness, Louis Joseph Dietrich, of 700 Glasgow St., Unit 3, Kitchener, aged 54 years. He was member of St. Louis Church. He was president of Lou's Bearings and Transmission Ltd. for 25 years, was a member of Bearings Specialists Association, the Power Transmission Distributor Association and Westmount Golf and Country Club. Lou had played Junior A hockey with the Waterloo Hurricanes, the Windsor Spitfires and was captain of the Hamilton Red Wings. He played international hockey for two years with the Troy Bruins of Ohio and two years with the Cincinnati Mohawks. Mr. Dietrich played Senior A hockey for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and the Windsor Bulldogs. Husband of the former Helen Spellman; father of Louis Jr. at home, Peter and his wife Stefanie, Janet and Joan, all of Waterloo, brother of Douglas and Larry, both of Kitchener and Robert of Waterloo. He was predeceased by his parents, Louis Dietrich and former Ilene Kocher. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St W., Kitchener, where the parish prayers will be recited this evening (Monday) at 7:30 p.m. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at St. Louis Church, Waterloo, at 10:30 a.m., with Father Bernie Hayes, CR, officiating. Interment will be in Parkview cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 13 Mar 1989 pg A15 
Louis Joseph "Lou" Dietrich
 
9333 Mrs. Mary Gies - Passed away at her home, on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1972, after a lengthy illness, the former Mary Dietrich, age 91 years, of 189 Queen St. North, formerly of Ellis Ave., Kitchener; wife of the late Simon Gies; dear mother of Joseph, Victor, Frederick, Carl, Jerome, Mrs. Norman (Agnes) Moser and Mrs. Frank (Helen) Gross, all of Kitchener, Mrs. Eleanor Zupan of Niagara Falls, Ont., Mrs. Marie Schumaker of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Lloyd (Ida) Harlock of Guelph and Mrs. Helmuth (Bernice) Pohl of Waterloo. Mrs. Gies is survived also by 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by two sons. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. West, Kitchener, where the parish rosary will be recited this evening at 6:30 p.m. Prayers will be said at the funeral home Friday at 10:30 a.m., followed by removal to St. Mary's RC Church where funeral mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Interment Mount Hope cemetery, Kitchener.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Mary Dietrich
 
9334 No immigration date was specified on the 1901 Berlin Census Mary Dietrich
 
9335 It is said the Michael was born in Soppe-Le-Haut Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France, documentation needed. Michael Dietrich
 
9336 Aged Resident Passes Away

Another of Wellesley township's aged citizens in the person of Nicholas Dietrich passed away on Wednesday, May 13th, at the home of his son, Alex, with whom he has resided for the past two years. He was born in Wellesley township about 70 years ago. Heart failure was the cause of death. His wife died some years ago. There survive 4 sons and 1 daughter, Eugene, Louis, William and Alex, all of St. Clements, and Lena of New Germany. The funeral will be held on Friday morning at 10.00 o'clock at the R. C. Church, St. Clements.

Waterloo Chronicle 14 May 1931 pg 1 
Nicolaus Dietrich
 
9337 MRS. ROLAND SCHERRER

A former resident of Kitchener, Mrs. Roland Scherrer, nee Olive Dietrich, died at Detroit today following an illness of a year. She was 49 years old. Mrs. Scherrer, who was born in Kitchener, went to Detroit, at the time of her marriage, 28 years ago. She formerly attended St. Mary's R.C. Church here. Surviving are her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Anthony Patrick, Detroit; two sons, Roland, Detroit, and Pte. Reinhold Scherrer, Fort Benning, Ga.; her father Simon Dietrich, Kitchener; two sisters, Rose, and Mrs. Lorne Petch, both of Kitchener. Two grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held Friday from her home, 7345 Ellsworth Avenue, Detroit. Interment will be at Detroit.

Kitchener Daily Record 14 Sep 1943 pg 15 
Olivia Dietrich
 
9338 DEATH OF MR. DIETRICH.

A correspondent adds the following particulars of the death of Mr. Peter Dietrich, at St. Clements on April 14th, a brief account of which appeared in the supplement of last week's Maple Leaf: Deceased had on the night previous to his death complained of feeling unwell, but this slight complaint was not thought to be anything serious. He performed his usual morning duties took breakfast and was getting ready to attend services in the local church when heart failure suddenly overtook him and he expired immediately in the presence of his wife and daughter, Mrs. Alex. Meyer. Medical aid was summoned but life was extinct. The news came as a great shock as he had been around the village all the previous day. Deceased was born a mile east of St. Agatha in 1845, his parents moving to Bamberg 10 years later. When 22 years old he was married to Miss Mary Moser, who survives him. Their only son died in early life but their four daughters, Mrs. W. O. Herzogg, Mrs. Frank Busch, Mrs.Alex Meyer and Mrs. Chas. Busch are all living in this vicinity. Last May he moved to St. Clements to live a retired life. The funeral took place here on Monday, from his late residence to the local R. C. Church for service and thence to Mount Hope cemetery for interment. He was a member of the local branch C. M. B. A., and many brothers paid their last tribute of respect to their departed brother. Deceased was a loving father and was liked and respected by everyone. Much sympathy is felt for the family in their sudden bereavement.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, April 26, 1906 
Peter Dietrich
 
9339 DIETRICH, Ronald John Francis - Passed peacefully, at home in Tiverton, Ontario, with Barbara, his family and Bennie at his side, on Saturday, August 26, 2006. Born in Waterloo, on an October 23rd day, to parents, Lloyd (Butch) Dietrich and Marie Dietrich (Zinger) and elder brother of Robert. Ron Dietrich, attended St. Louis Catholic School, St. Jerome's Collegiate and then graduated from Lougheed Business College in Kitchener. After a brief employ with Tony Day Sweater Company, where he met and later married his beloved Barbara Rose Strome, Ronald embarked on a successful 34 year Sales Career with Meyer Mercer Industrial Equipment, based in Waterloo interacting with numerous local businesses and manufacturing companies. Always the avid sportsman, he was also involved in the origination of the Fur Management Course offered at local colleges in Ontario in coordination with the Ministry of Natural Resources where he was an Instructor for many years to promote humane trapping and education. Father to Lisa Rae (Derek) and Deanna Stan (James) and loving Grandfather and "Pa" to his four grandchildren, MacKenzie and Jessica Rae and Graham and Taylor Stan. Cherished son- in-law of Mary Strome of Waterloo. After living in Waterloo for over 50 years, Ron and Barbara relocated to Tiverton, Ontario in 1992, where they enjoyed their gardens, quiet country living around Lake Huron and for the next eight years Ron dedicated himself part-time as a well respected Bus driver for Laidlaw Transit supporting the Bruce Central school district. There will be no visitation per Ron's request. Friends and family are invited to attend the interment service to be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at Parkview Cemetery, 335 University Avenue E., Waterloo. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to share their memories of Ron at the place, they spent all their time and found so much happiness together. A reception at 13 Paterson Street, in Tiverton, Ontario on Friday, September 1 between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Barbara and her daughters express their appreciation and heartfelt thanks to those who supported Ron and his family, all her wonderful neighbours including Don and Sharon Traviss for their friendship and special care for Bennie, to Dr. Stanley Jackson and the team at the Juravinski Cancer Center in Hamilton, Fran and Lana at Lakeview Lodge, St Josephs Hospital, to Dr. G. Gurbin and his team in Kincardine, to the staff at Pharma Plus, the outstanding Victoria Order Nurses; Diane Eastwood, Patti Boren, Katherine Gowing and Bonnie Paulusse for their professionalism and care giving. To Ellan McFadyen and her staff at the Cancer Society with a special thanks to Harvey Needham who selflessly volunteered time and resources on behalf of the Cancer Society for transportation and friendship. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society to assist in the research to continue to find hope and cure for the disease that Ronald fought with courage and fierce determination for the past 6 years. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, ON N2Z 1Z5 (519) 396-2701. Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com Ronald John Francis "Ron" Dietrich
 
9340 Lived with son in law Peter Tschirhart Theobald Dietrich
 
9341 Lived with Morand K. Dietrich Theobald K. Dietrich
 
9342 DIETRICH, Theodore J. Sr.

Peacefully, on Sunday, Oct. 18, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Theodore Joseph Dietrich, of 58 Bridgeport Rd. E., Waterloo, formerly of St. Agatha. Mr. Dietrich was born in St. Agatha 85 years ago, a son of the late Louis Dietrich and the late Mary Buchheit. He was a lifelong member of St. Agatha RC Church, serving the church in many capacities over the years. He was also on the board of directors of St. Mary's Hospital and on the board of the Catholic Social Services. He was a former councillor and reeve of Wilmot township; was on the board of St. Agatha Children's Village and was a founding member of Greenwood Rod and Gun Club. He was a past president of the K-W Flying Club and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Waterloo Council. He was propreieter of the Theodore Dietrich Garage in St. Agatha for 52 years, retiring in 1972. Beloved husband of the former Louise Schummer; beloved father of Ted and his wife Mary Ann of St. Agatha, Mary Pat (Mrs. Peter Dietrich) of Arlington Heights, Ill.; beloved brother of William and Edwin, both of St. Agatha, Charles and Martha (Mrs. Alex Miller), both of Waterloo. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Kevin and Charlene of St. Agatha and Caroline, Mary Frances and Craig of Arlington Heights. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Nellie Mayer in 1951 and by one sister. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeal Home, 40 Henry St., Wellelsey until Tuesday at 11 a.m., when removal will be made to the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, Benton at Church Street, Kitchener, for visitation after 2 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 10:15 a.m., followed by a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agatha RC Church at 11 a.m. Rev. Vern Brunning, Rev. W. L. Ryan and Rev. Clarence Hauser will be the celebrants. Interment will follow in St. Agatha RC cemetery. A St. Agatha parish vigil service will be conducted at Futher Bros. Funeral Home this evening at 7:30.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Oct 1981

Built early plane, Ted Dietrich dies on 85th birthday

Theodore Dietrich of 1206-58 Bridgeport Rd. E., Waterloo, who was one of the first men to fly a home-made airplane in Canada, died Sunday on his 85th birthday, at Cambridge Hospital. The native of St. Agatha achieved national fame when he built and flew a nine-foot airplane Jan. 30, 1930. On that cold, snowy Monday, neighbors ran to their doors, their hearts thumping in fear while young Dietrich circled 500 feet in the air in the plane built by his brother and him. He once recalled that pilots in those days were considered daredevils to the point of being suicidal maniacs. His craft, called the Skylark, was powered by a four-cylinder motorcycle engine bought from a Toronto policeman. The plane weighed 325 pounds and had a 25-foot wingspan. It was dismantled and sold to the Royal Canadian Air Force for cadet training in 1940. Newspapers from all over Canada carried stories about Dietrich, his home-made aircraft and flight. He was honored by many organizations and saw himself in theatre newsreels. In 1979, his native village of St. Agatha held a dinner to honor him. He wasn't always so popular in St. Agatha. In 1922, for instance, he phoned Sir Adam Beck to see if he could negotiate an agreement for St. Agatha's first set of five street lights. The village ended up with street lights even before Kitchener, but residents were't too happy about the addition to their tax bills. Dietrich was one of the early General Motors dealers in this area back in 1920. He was an all-purpose man, too. He'd sell a car, go by train from Kitchener to pick it up at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, drive back to St. Agatha at 15 miles an hour, teach the customer how to drive and look after its servicing. He started the business when automotive garages were evolving from the blacksmith shop of the horse and buggy era. In a 1977 interview, Dietrich recalled teaching the owners of those early cars how to drive. I remember many hair-raising experiences of ending up in ditches. One of my student drivers was a nun who ended up in the ditch and then, after her initial fright, drove without an accident for 15 years. Dietrich, who suffered a stroke in 1976, was a charter member of the Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club and its president in 1946. He also served as a councillor, deputy reeve and reeve of Wilmot township during the 1960s. Surviving are his wife, one son, one daughter, three brothers and one sister. A concelebrated funeral mass will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Oct 1981 pg 34 
Theodore Joseph Dietrich
 
9343 DIETRICH, Wilfred Anthony -- On Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 24, 1976, suddenly, due to a heart attack while on his way to the Adult Recreation Centre, Waterloo, Wilfred Anthony Dietrich, aged 78 years, of 35 Ridgewood Ave., Kitchener. Husband of Amelia Reinhart; father of June (Mrs. Alfred Preiss) Robert and Gerard, all of Kitchener; brother of Louis and Ambrose, both of Walkerton and Mrs. Mabel Price of Tavares, Fla.; six grandchildren also survive, predeceased by one brother Eugene, He was born at Walkerton, son of the late Louis Dietrick and the former Catherine Wagner. He lived and farmed at Route 2, Teeswater until coming to Kitchener in May, 1973. he was a member of St. Teresa's RC Church, the Holy Name Society and the Kitchener Breithaupt Centre Senior Citizens. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. this evening. Prayers at the funeral home Friday, 10:30 a.m., then to St. Teresa's RC Church.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Feb 1976 
Wilfred Anthony Dietrich
 
9344 It is reported that Elizabeth died in Pincher Dreek Albert 2 May 1941 (no proof). Elizabeth Dietz
 
9345 Jacob Dietz, 76, of 13 McDougall Ave., Waterloo, died Thursday at his home after a brief illness. He was born at Rummelhardt, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dietz. Mr. Dietz farmed near St. Agatha for several years and moved to Waterloo when he retired 10 years ago. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, St. Agatha. Surviving are his wife, the former Cornelia Koehler, and one brother John, of RR 3, Waterloo. He was predeceased by one brother and two sisters. The body will be at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, until noon Saturday when removal will be made to Zion Lutheran Church, St. Agatha, for service at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Ernest Felker will officiate.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1966 
Jacob Dietz
 
9346 John Dietz of RR 3, Waterloo, died Saturday at K-W Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 87. Mr. Dietz was born at Rummelhardt and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dietz. He farmed all his life in the Waterloo area and was a member of St. Agatha Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Ida Wagler; two sons, Earl and Clare, both at home; one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Magdalene) Heyer of RR 1, New Hamburg; one step-sister, Mrs. Annie Cuseck of Toronto, and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters. The body will be at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home until Tuesday noon when removal will be made to St. Agatha Mennonite Church for service at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Donations to the Gideon memorial Bible plan and the western Ontario Mennonite mission board will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1967 
John Dietz
 
9347 LEITCH, Ruth Elaine - Passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer and heart disease, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Sunday, June 9, 2002, at the age of 75 years. Beloved wife of 48 years to Robert (Murray) Leitch. Devoted mother of Joan Thibault, Robert Jr. and his wife Marilyn, all of Kitchener and Lois Huck of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer and Michael Thibault, Kendra and Shawn Leitch. Sister of Betty (Harry) Berlet of Kitchener, Mary (William) Cook, Bob (Marilyn) Dietz and William (Dianne) Dietz, all of Wellesley. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Ruth's life at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Wednesday from 7-9 and on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The memorial service will take place at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 322 East Ave., Kitchener on Friday, June 14, 2002, at 11 am, with Rev. Marcus Kuehn officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener.

TheRecord - 10 June 2002 
Ruth Elaine Dietz
 
9348 DIETZ, William G. - Passed away peacefully to be with his Lord; surrounded by his loving family and Pastor Andy Schroth, at the K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital in Kitchener on Tuesday, August 14, 2007.

Bill was born in Wellesley 68 years ago, son of the late William J. Dietz and the late Dorothy M. Schmidt. Bill was a life-long member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wellesley, where he was the chairman of the church council. He was also a member of the Wellesley and District Board of Trade. Throughout his life, he was active with softball, ringette and the Wellesley Apple Jacks Jr. Hockey Team. He also served on the Community Centre Board, and was one of the founding members of the Apple Butter and Cheese Festival. Bill enjoyed dancing to the music of the Royal Aires. Mr. Dietz was the owner of William G. Dietz Insurance for the past 35 years.

Cherished husband of Dianne (Seyler) Dietz of Wellesley. Loving father of Jeffrey and his wife Stephanie Dietz of Waterloo, Christopher Dietz of Wellesley and Catherine Dietz of Wellesley. Dear brother of Elizabeth (Betty) and her husband Harry Berlet of Kitchener, Mary Cook and her late husband William G. of Wellesley and Robert Dietz and his wife Maralyn of Wellesley. Brother-in-law of Geraldine and Bert Hurren, Robert and Sandy Seyler, Raymond and Susan Seyler, Gerald and Connie Seyler, Donald Seyler and Murray Leitch. Survived by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by a sister, Ruth Leitch; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edgar and Catherine Seyler, and by nephews, Charles Berlet and Peter Cook.

Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 1172 Henry St. in Wellesley, where family and friends will be received today (Thursday) from 7-9 pm and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be conducted from First St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 11 am. Pastor Andy Schroth will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The Record 15 Aug 2007 
William G. "Bill" Dietz
 
9349 DIETZ, William John - On Saturday, May 15, 1982, at his home, William John Dietz Sr., of Nithview Home, New Hamburg, formerly of Wellesley. Mr. Dietz was born in Wellesley, 84 years ago; son of the late George Dietz and the late Anna Quehl. William was a member of St. Paul's First Lutheran Church, where he served on church council for many years and was also a former member of the Lutheran Layman's League, he was a charter and life member of the Wellesley District Board of Trade, was also a former member of the village council and was a former schoolboard trustee, he was a tin smith by trade and was employed at Zettel's Hardware for 55 years, retiring in 1965. Beloved father of Robert and William Jr., both of Wellesley and Elizabeth (Mrs. Hary (sic) Berlet)and Ruth (Mrs. Murray Leitch), both of Kitchener and Harry (Mrs. William G. Cook) of RR 1, Gadshill. Lovingly remembered by 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Dorothy Margaret Schmidt, October 27, 1972 and also by three brothers and three sisters. Funeral service was held at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church, with Rev. Doug Priestao officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Futher Bros. funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

New Hamburg Independent - 26 May 1982, Page 21 
William John Dietz, Sr.
 
9350 Letters granted 12th July 1859
Died 4th February 1858

A-2-34 John Diller Be it known that on the twenty seventh day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine that Last Will and Testament with codicil of John Diller, late of the Township of Amhurst in the County of Erie, in the State of New York, one of the United States of America, Gentleman, who died on or about the fourth day of June 1859 at the Township of Amhurst in the said County of Erie and had no fixed place of abode in Upper Canada but had at such time real and personal estate in said county of Waterloo, was proved and registered in the said Surrogate Court a true copy of which said Last Will and Testament and codicil are hereunder written and that the administration of all and singular the personal estate and effect…was granted to Moses Springer of the Village of waterloo, Esquire and Elias Snider of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, the Executors named in said Will and Codicil….

I John Diller of the Township of Waterloo in the County of Waterloo, Yeoman…do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament…I will and desire that all my just debts testamentary and funeral expenses be paid by my hereinafter named Executors as soon as conveniently can be after my decease and as to my wordly[sic] estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me, I give and dispose of the same as follows :

2. It is my will that my hereinafter named Executors shall find and provide all suitable necessaries for my beloved wife Anne during her natural life and see that she is well taken care of and pay the same out of my estate : My will further is that after the decease of my beloved wife and my herein after named Executors have paid all my debts, they shall divide the whole of my property in four parts and the children of my deceased daughter Veronica shall have one part, and my son-in-law John Moyer the husband of my daughter Nancy shall have the second part, and the children of my deceased daughter Catharine shall have the third part and my daughter Judith shall have the fourth part as hereinafter mentioned :

4. Further I will unto my daughter Judith as a special Legacy out of my estate the sum of twelve pounds ten shillings of lawful money to be paid to her and not to her husband by my herein after named Executors ; and I also will that my said daughter Judith shall have at the appraisement of my real property the four acres of land on the south side of the public road, and on the west side of my land whereon Abraham Diller built a small house being part of Lot Number six of the German Company Tract in the said Township of Waterloo. My said daughter Judith shall have the liberty to take at the appraisement, which is to be appraised by itself and she shall hold the same during her natural life and after her decease my Executors hereinafter named shall sell the same and divide the proceeds thereof equally among her children and whatever my daughter Judith's fourth share amounts to more than what the said four acres are appraised at, my herein named Executors shall keep in their hands and give the interest yearly thereof to my daughter Judith, and after her decease, divide the same equally among her children and that the husband of my daughter Judith shall have nothing to do with or say to her fourth share he is only to have the liberty to dwell with her in the house during her natural life.

5: It is my will that my grand daughter Catherine Wissler (now Catherine Kaufmann) shall not draw her respective share with the remainder of my grand children, her share shall remain in the hands of my herein named Executors during her natural life, and pay to her the interest thereof yearly and not to her husband and after her decease divide the same equally among her children.

6: And my will further is that none of my grand children or great grand children shall draw their respective shares before they obtain the age of twenty one years unless my herein named Executors see fit to pay them sooner and

7: I nominate and appoint my trusty and worthy friends Elias Snider of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, and Moses Springer of the same place, Merchant, to be the Executors of this my Last Will and Testament…

Codicil: I, the undersigned do hereby state to my Executors named in the above will that I have already paid to my son-in-law John Moyer one hundred dollars and to my deceased daughter Catherine Bowman three hundred and eighty three dollars, and to my daughter Judith Diller two hundred dollars, one hundred dollars of which I gave in land and the other hundred my agent Daniel Snider gave her, all of which is to be deducted out of their respective shares at the time when a final settlement is made of my estate. Dated this eighteenth day of February 1857.

Witnessed by Jacob Teuscher and Peter Erb
Will dated 26th June 1856
Proved 27th July 1859
Died 4th June 1859 
John Diller
 
9351 DILLOW, Agnes C.

Of 404 Westminster Drive N., Cambridge, on Wednesday June 8, 1988, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Agnes Dillon, in her 68th year. Beloved wife of John Dillow: dear mother of Gerald of Stratford. Lovingly remembered by two grandchildren. Predeceased by one brother, John Dillon and one sister, Mary. Mrs. Dillow was born in Sidney Mines, N S. and came to Cambridge, in 1939. There will be no visitation. A private family funeral will be conducted at the funeral home, Friday June 10, 1988. Cremation following.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Jun 1988 pg B17 
Agnes C. Dillon
 
9352 Mrs. Odo E. Eby

Mrs. Odo E. Eby, wife of a former Kitchener resident, died Sunday at her home, 15151/2 Belknap Ave., Superior, Wis. Her husband is the last surviving child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ezra E. Eby of Kitchener, author of a well-known history of Waterloo County. Mrs. Eby has three nieces, three nephews and other relatives, in the Twin City district.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Jan 1960 pg 7 
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Dillon
 
9353 Laid K-W Street Railway, Dies

ELMIRA. - The death occurred at, his late home, 8 South street, Elmira, on Saturday evening of Thomas J. Dillon, after an illness of several years. Of Irish descent, the deceased was in his 79th year, having been born in Berlin, now Kitchener, Ontario, July 22, 1861, the son of the late Margaret Healy and John J. Dillon. Moving to Elmira in 1903, in company with a number of practical furniture workers, Mr. Dillon organized the present Elmira Furniture Company, Limited, being president of this firm from its inception, until the present time, also holding the post of general manager in charge of sale sand production for many years. It was his business ability that was to a great degree responsible for making the products of this company known from coast to coast. Mr. Dillon was a member of the Canadian Manufacturers Association, and the Furniture Manufacturers Association. He was a devout member of St. Theresa's Roman Catholic church. Mr. Dillon was a strong supporter of the Liberal party, being vice-president of the North Waterloo Reform Association at the time that William Lyon Mackenzie King was member for North Waterloo: He was a member of the local town council for several years at the time the decision as made to pave the main street. In his earlier years Mr. Dillon was connected with the construction of the old Grand Trunk Railway at the time the Sarnia tunnel was built, and was in charge of the laying of the Kitchener-Waterloo Electric Street Railway, although the first cars were horse-drawn. Forty years ago he was actively interested in trade union circles in Kitchener. The family residence was, formerly on the site now occupied by the Merchants Rubber Company of Kitchener. Surviving are one daughter, Helen, at home, and one son, Gerald E., a former mayor of Elmira. His wife, the former Mary Mayer, predeceased him five years ago. Also surviving are three brothers, William J. of Toronto, Jeremiah of Elmira, and John of Anaheim, California, two sisters, Mrs. J. Gies of Kitchener, and Mrs. Margaret Carroll of Toronto, and eight grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at 9.30 a.m. from his late residence, to St. Theresa's R.C. church for service with Rev. Father J. J. Arnold, conducting solemn high mass. Burial was made in Elmira R.C. cemetery.

Waterloo Chronicle 5 Jan 1940 pg 1 
Thomas J. Dillon
 
9354 John Fields in 1863; Jacob Dimmick, 1866-67; J. N. Goebel, 1866; John Howard, 1866 are designated as Pedlers. That indicates that not yet having places of business they sold their wares from house to house.1a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Jacob Dimmick
 
9355 MRS. JOHN McCONNELL

The death of Susannah Dingman, widow of the late John McConnell, occurred Saturday, January 9th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jas. Collins at Palmerston, in her 87th year, following a brief illness. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. James Collins, Palmerston, Mrs. R. Shortte, Hamilton, Mrs. M. Jones, Preston and two sons, Ivan McConnell of Windsor and William McConnell of Kelvington, Sask. One son, John F. was killed in action, during the first world war. The late Mrs. McConnell lived in Preston, for 25 years. Her husband predeceased her 12 years ago, after which she left town to live with her daughter, at Palmerston. While in Preston she was a member of Knox Presbyterian church, from where the funeral service will be held on, Tuesday afternoon, at three o'clock. Interment will be in Preston cemetery.

Galt Reporter 1943 
Susanah Dingman
 
9356 Dingwall, Harry Alexander Private. Enlisted at Galt, February 28, 1916 with the 111th Batt. He was born in Canada and his next of kin is Mrs. Hannah Dingwall, 53 Shade St., Galt.1a

1aDingwall, Harry Alexander: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 14 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2834884/data?n=1 
Private Harry Alexander Dingwall
 
9357 DINMORE, Ernest

At the Sunnyside Home, Kitchener, Saturday, Nov. 9, Ernest Dinmore, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Elsie Lloyd; dear father of George of Bognor Rigis, Engand and Phyllis (Mrs. Fred Duchesne) of Cambridge (Preston); dear brother of Mrs. Mary Simkin of Oshawa and Mrs. Jessie Hearn of Bath, England; also survived by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Retired 20 years ago, from the Pattinson Woollen Mill, Preston. Funeral service was conducted this afternoon at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Cambridge (Preston), by the Rev. A. H. Skirving. Committal followed in Parklawn, Memorial chapel, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Nov 1974 pg 29 
Ernest Harold Dinmore
 
9358 DINN, John Michael

Of Cambridge, on Friday, December 12, 2008, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Lillian Dinn (2001). Dear father of Michael (Fran) Dinn of Elmira, Pat (Keith) Taylor of Kitchener, Mary (David) DeBrusk of Palmerston, and Betty (John) Wood of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by ten grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Sarah and William Dinn; two brothers, Jim and Joe and three sisters, Gertie Mahoney, Frances Maloney and Mary Quigley. Mr. Dinn was born in Carbonear, Newfoundland and came to Preston, in 1946. He was a member of St. Clement's RC Church, was employed for many years as an upholsterer at Canadian Office and School Furniture and Croydon Industry, until he retired 20 years ago. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch 126, a Veteran of the Royal Canadian Army, Newfoundland Regiment and a member of the United Steel Workers Union and a past volunteer of the Preston Volunteer Firefighters, 1960-1970. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, on Sunday, December 14, 2008, 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 Monday, December 15, 2008, at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Waterloo Region Record 13 Dec 2008 pg B9 
John Michael Dinn
 
9359 1851 - Conrad Dinnich is staying with Phillip Wise. Conrad Dinnich
 
9360 Mrs. Adolph Simmers

PRESTON, Dec. 23— Well-known Preston resident for many years, Edith Elizabeth Dinsmore, wife of Adolph William Simmers, died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Sunday, at the age of 58 years. Mrs Simmers had been seriously ill for the past year, being confined to hospital a number of times and continuously since October. Born in Port Perry, Ont., she resided there until a young woman and then lived for two years in Toronto, before coming to Preston, on the occasion of her marriage. She had resided here since that time. A member of St. John'n Anglican Church, she was a member of Queen Rebekah Lodge No. 54, Preston. A past district deputy president of the Rebekahs of Ontario. Mrs. Simmers held a number of responsible offices in the local lodge, including those of financial and recording secretary. Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Walter (May) Mertz, Preston; three sons, Robert and Herbert, at home, Harold of Preston; two grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. James Harding and Mrs. William Short of Seagrove, Ont., and Mrs. William McFadyen of Cameron, Ont. The remains are resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at St John's Anglican Church at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 23 Dec 1946 pg 15 
Edith Elizabeth Dinsmore
 
9361 Family information gave his birth date as 12 March 1803 in Germany, documentation needed. Ernst Dipp
 
9362 The report that Rev. D. Dippel, an aged minister of the Evangelical Association who had been superannuated a member of years and who had made his house here where he was occasionally called to service, had died, was not altogether unexpected, since it was well known that his health had been rapidly failing of late. The deceased was born in Germany and emigrated to Canada in his early manhood. While engaged in farm and other labor he made one of his spare time in fitting himself for the ministry and in due time he was ordained into the regular service of the Evangelical Association in which field he worked close to 40 years, being removed as is customary in the ministry of this denomination, from one circuit to another until his work had brought him in contact with the greater portion of German speaking adherents of the Evangelical denominations in Canada, amongst, whom he was greatly esteemed for his warmest Christian and manly qualities.1a

1aElmira Signet 29 Mar 1900 
Rev. Dietrich Dippel
 
9363 FARROW, Edna ("Mom")

August 19, 1902 - June 24, 1999 At age 96, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, our dear Mom and Gramma, the nucleus of our family left us peacefully, with her children by her side, to be reunited with her loved one's and her dear "Jule"; gone before her to eternal life. Her love of family gatherings, flowers, fishing, play cards, bowling, crocheting, sewing and her faith in God, kept her cherishing each and every day. She was our shining example of zest for life and unconditional love and caring for others. She will live forever in our hearts like a "Rose" with never ending beauty. Edna was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and the Ladies of the Moose. Mother to Sherwood and his wife Gloria of Waterloo, Douglas and his wife Janice, Donald and his wife Margaret and Carol and her husband Enos Lichti, all of Kitchener, Thelma and her husband Wilfrid North of Brantford; sister to Gertrude Henderson and Violet Linder, both of Kitchener; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren also survive. Predeceased by her parents, Henry Dippel and Hannah Hertel; her husband, Julius in 1956; one son, Arnold who was killed in action in France in 1944; two grandchildren; two brothers, Harold and Wilfred and four sisters, Laura, Bernice, Thelma and Marion. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W.. Kitchener on Monday from 2-4 and 7.9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., with Pastor Frank Haggarty officiating.

The Record 26 Jun 1999 pg B4 
Edna Viola Dippel
 
9364 Dippel - Elias, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Y. Dippel, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., Sept. 4, 1860; passed away at the K. and W. Hospital, Centerville, Ont., May 26, 1946; aged 85 y. 9 m. 22 d. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, faithful to the Lord, interested in things of God, a kindly neighbor, and a loyal friend. He is survived by one daughter (Mary, at home), and one brother (John, Buffalo, N.Y.). Funeral services were conducted at Kitchener, Ont., by C.F. Derstine and Merle Shantz.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXXIX, No . 12 - June 18, 1946, Page 254, 255 
Elias Dippel
 
9365 DIPPEL, Harold H. -- At the K-W Hospital, on Thursday, July 26, 1979, a brief illness, Harold Henry Dippel, of 6 Oak St., Kitchener, aged 57 years. A member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, had served overseas in the second World War with the Royal Canadian Army and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 50. Brother of Wilfred, Mrs. Laura Schmidt, Mrs. Edna Heer, Mrs. Thelma Simms, Mrs, Violet Linder and Mrs. Gertrude Ludwig, all of Kitchener, and Mrs. Harry (Bernice) of Toronto. Predeceased by his parents and one sister, Mrs. Marion Becker. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, where the funeral service will be on Saturday, 2 p.m. with Dr. Henry Opperman officiating. Interment Woodland cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Jul 1979 
Harold H. Dippel
 
9366 DIPPEL, Roy S. -- At St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Thursday, September 1, 1977, Roy S. Dippel, of Route 1, Listowel, in his 64th year. Beloved husband of the former Bessie Schneider and dear father of Mrs. Donald (Carol) Joseph of Kitchener and Douglas at home; dear brother of Mrs. Roy (Hilma) Lederman of Kitchener, Earl of Listowel and Elgin of Kitchener. Survived also by four grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Dippel and one sister. Resting at the Robert Trenchl Home, Listowel, after after 7 p.m. this evening, where the funeral service will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment Fairview cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Sep 1977 
Roy S. Dippel
 
9367 Was Sophia born in Harriston? Sophia C. Dippel
 
9368 Suffered for 6 years. Heinrich V Dirstein
 
9369 A sawyer named Robert Distin, working at the Steam saw-mill of Messrs. Wylie & Dolman of Ayr, committed suicide, the 12 inst. He had only worked at the mill for 2 days, and was noticed as being quite dejected, the result of recent illness. The morning on which he destroyed himself, his was was delivered of twins, shortly after which, he went to a neighbour's house, and cut his throat. He lately worked at Simpson's Saw Mills, near Paris. Paris Star Newspaper.1a

1aThe Christian Guardian 4 Oct 1854 pg 205 
Robert Distin
 
9370 Death of W.L. Distin, Esq. - On Tuesday morning last, in the 91st year of his life, this gentleman breathed his last. In failing health for the past year or more and at his advanced age, it was evident for some time that the end was approaching, and we are glad to say that his last days were spent without suffering and that quietly and gently he yielded up the life which in his hand had been active and useful and most widely known and honoured.

Mr. W.L. Distin was a native of Devonshire, England, having been born in Plympton, St. Mary's, in the year 1789. He came to America in 1819 and settled in Cincinnati, where he was well known on the Ohio, Mississippi and Alabama rivers, as the owner and commander of vessels n the cotton trade. He came to Canada and settled in Hamilton in 1839, residing in the city until 1853, when he came to Galt to live with his son-in-law, Mr. Dale, residing her ever since.

There are few men the chronicle of whose life would be more instructive and interesting than that of Mr. Distin, or that would contain a wider record of good deeds, and general love and respect for all with whom he was brought in contact, and few have departed from amongst us whose memory will longer remain green in the minds of his friends.

Arriving in America in its early days, he saw that country in a comparatively primitive state and with his habits of observation and keen memory, he could tell of many strange adventures and hardships encountered during his residence there. One journey from Albany to Pittsburg in 1819 is particularly illustrative of the state of sixteen gentlemen from England left Albany by stage for Pittsburg, but finding the process a tiresome one they started to walk the journey and lost twelve of their number on the road, the others arriving so far ahead of their baggage, that Mr. Distin, in order to fill up the time, walked from Pittsburg to Niagara Falls and returned, thence making his way from Pittsburg to New Orleans in a flat-boat he had purchased and freighted. After his arrival in New Orleans he went to England and returned with his family in 1820, coming by way of Quebec and making the journey of the St. Lawrence and Lakes Ontario and Erie to Cleveland, then by ox-team into Mercer County where he built a scow on the Bank of Bear Creek and waited for the rise of the water to float him and his little family and belongs to Pittsburg and Cincinnati, starting on his voyage with three broken ribs.


In Canada, from 1839 to 1853, it may be truly said of him that he was associated in every good, benevolent and patriotic movement. In Educational matters he took a deep interest, and the people of the city in those days were greatly indebted to him for the exertions he made to secure for them the first establishment of their central school. Taking an active interest in all charitable projects, he founded in the city the St. George's Benevolent Society, and was largely the means of securing the establishment of similar societies in different parts of our Province. In those days these societies were not societies in name, but with the large tide of emigration then setting in for Canada, many of poor family arrived in our country, penniless and almost hopeless, and to these the brethren of that order were ever ready to stretch forth a helping, friendly hand, and it is not too much to say that many a prosperous home of today owes its origin to the assistance and counsel of the members of the order of whom the deceased was over the head and front. During the year Mr. Distin was Mayor of Hamilton he inaugurated our national holiday, the birthday of our beloved Queen. The year that saw its first celebration in Canada we know, but we trust the day will never come when Canadians can say they have seen the last. The sad times of the visitations of ship fever and cholera, now only memories, found our deceased friend ready at his post with aid and assistance, and during all those trying years he was ever found the willing friend of those in distress. He won and held the affection of all who knew him of old in Hamilton, and while ever a strong Conservative, and using his time and influence without stint in support of the party headed by Sir John Macdonald, he so conducted his political life as to avert all harshness or bigotry, and while differing from many, he yet succeeded in retaining their respect and friendship, and was honored for his manly virtues of consistence and honesty of purpose.

During his residence of twenty-six years in Galt, we can only say that he enjoyed to the fullest extent the respect and esteem of our townsmen, and, as we have said before, there are but few amongst us but will surely miss his kindly greeting, his merry joke, his genial and smiling face, sure index of the soft and tender heart within his breast.1a

1aGalt Reporter Oct 3 1879 pg 2.jpg

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William Langmead Distin was a Galt manufacturer and is credited the phrase "The Manchester of Canada" to Galt. Born in Devonshire, England and came to Galt about aged 70. He was owner of the Galt Edge Tool Co. possibly may have been a partner with Henry Date.2a

2aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book] 
William Langmead Distin
 
9371 Ditch: Death Through Loss of Blood

On the 26th ult., Walter Ward Ditch, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Ditch, of this Town, aged 10 years and 9 months, died rather suddenly through loss of blood occasioned by bleeding from the nose. It appears that the boy had just recovered from an attack of Scarlet Fever, and that three days before his death, his nose commenced bleeding. Every attention was paid him, by his parents to stop the flowing of the blood, but without avail. His remains were interred on Saturday the 28th.1a

1aBerlin Telegraph 17 Jul 1859 
Walter Ward Ditch
 
9372 KIDNEW, Allene

Of 44 Landsdowne Rd. N., Cambridge, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Saturday, Jan. 11, 1986, in her 77th year, Allene Ditchfield. Beloved wife of Norman Kidnew and dear mother of Rev. William of Picton, Alan of Windsor and Mrs. Joan Johnson of Burlington. Also survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Hannahbelle Ponsford of Kingsville. Predeceased by a brother, Arthur. Mrs. Kidnew was born in Stratford, Ont. and a resident of Cambridge (G) for 31 years, from Walkerton. Member of Trinity Anglican Church and very active in the Women's Association of the church. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Monday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Trinity Anglican Church, Cambridge, Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Trinity cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 13 Jan 1986 pg D11 
Allene Mary Ditchfield
 
9373 DITCHFIELD, Arthur

Of 149 King St. W., Cambridge, at the K-W Hospital, Friday, Sept. 26, 1980 in his 83rd year, Arthur Ditchfield, beloved husband of Elsie Hewitt. Mr. Ditchfield was born in England, was a resident of Cambridge (P) since 1924. Retired businessman; member of St. John's Anglican Church; past president of the Preston-Hespeler Rotary Club; veteran of the First World War. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, for funeral services Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. Interment Park Lawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Sep 1980 pg 31 
Arthur Ditchfield
 
9374 STEINER, Mrs. Joseph

Of 931 Moore St. Cambridge, July 1, 1975, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, in her 79th year, Magdalena Ditjo. Beloved wife of Joseph Steiner; dear mother of Joseph and Magdalena (Mrs. Andrew Schlesak) of Cambridge; loving sister of John Ditjo of Germany; also survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, corner Queenston Road at Argyle Street, Cambridge, until Thursday morning; then to St. Clements RC Church for funeral mass at 10 a.m. Interment in Park Lawn cemetery. Rosary will be recited at the funeral home tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Jul 1975 pg 35 
Magdalena Ditjo
 
9375 DAYTON, Ohio

Two Cambridge residents died in a fiery, 36-vehicle accident, Saturday, about 30 km north of here. Bastiana (Jane) Moolenbeek. 77, of 1913 Coronation Blvd., and Anna Karsemeijer, 83, of 806 Queenston Rd., died, when their car and 11 others burned in the pile-up on Interstate 75, said Bernice Ridenour, dispatcher at. the Picqua, Ohio, post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Seven other people (died and "at least" 47 more were injured in the 4 p.m. accident, she said. The freeway was closed for eight hours. A winter storm was pounding the area at the time and the chain-reaction accident happened during a "white-out," Ms. Ridenour said. "A number of northbound vehicles went out of control on ice in low visibility and other vehicles couldn't see what was happening " she said. " You couldn't see anything until you were right on top of it.Ten to 12 vehicles burned that's where all the fatalities were.|" The accident is still under investigation, Ms. Ridenour said. Dayton is about 350 km south of Windsor. Ms. Moolenbeek has been cremated. She is survived by daughters, Willy and Lydia of Cambridge and sons, John of Ottawa, and Bill of Hamilton. Ms. Moolenbeek, had eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She also has a brother and sister in Holland. A memorial service for both will be held Friday, at Knox's (Preston ) Presbyterian Church, 132 Argyle St. N. The service for Mrs. Moolenbeek is 2 p.m. and the service for Ms. Karsemeijer, is 2:30 p.m. She was born in The Netherlands and had a son, John, and daughter, Petronella, both of Toronto.

Cambridge Reporter 1 Mar 1990

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MOOLENBEEK - Bastiana (Jane)

Tragically in a motor vehicle accident, at Dayton Ohio, on Saturday, February 24, 1990, in her 77th year. Bastiana Moolenbeek-Ditmar of Cambridge. Beloved wife of the late John Moolenbeek (1987). Loving mother of Willy (Mrs. John Van Strien) of Cambridge, John and his wife Barbara of Ottawa, Lydia (Mrs. Bob Mitten) of Cambridge and Bill and his wife Jenny of Hamilton, dear grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of one, also survived by one brother and one sister in Holland. Memorial Services will be conducted at Knoxs Preston Presbyterian Church, 132 Argyle Street, North on Friday, March 2nd, 1990, at 2:00 p.m., with Reverend Al Beaton officiating. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Little's Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, East, Cambridge.

Cambridge Reporter 1990 
Bastiana "Jane" Ditmar
 
9376 Worked for and lived with Samuel Roether. Alosius Ditner
 
9377 Anna Mary Kennedy
Life long member of the CWL and St. Agatha Parish Church.

Peacefully in Waterloo, on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in her 97th year. Anna Mary Ditner, beloved wife of 56 years, to the late Lorne Cecil Kennedy. Daughter of the late Simon and Christina (Ruth) Ditner. Loved mother of Maryanne (Mrs. Theodore Dietrich) of Kitchener, Bernadette (Mrs. Stanley Mayer) of New Dundee, Christina (Mrs. Bruce Humphrey) of Toronto and Rosemary (Mrs. John Shantz) of Waterloo. Predeceased by her infant daughter Anna. Loving grandmother of Kevin Dietrich, Charlene (Mrs. David Illsley), Corinne (Mrs. Shea Laking), Christopher (Kendra) Mayer, Adam, Jacquelyn, Courtney Humphrey, Ryan and Craig Shantz; and great-grandmother of Sydney and Taylor Illsley, Isabella and Mackenzie Laking, as well as Justin Arnott, Payton and Easton Mayer. Dear sister of Edna, Sister Ruth Ditner and the late Rosalia (Mrs. Harry Knipfel), Walter, Clarence, Simon, Hubert and Stanley Ditner. Fond sister-in-law of Theresa (Mrs. Simon Ditner). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. We would like to thank the staff at Parkwood Mennonite Home for their wonderful care and attention to Anna during her final years.

The family will receive friends and relatives at the ERB & GOOD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 171 King Street South, Waterloo from 2:00 \endash 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 \endash 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Rosary to be said at 8:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday in ST. AGATHA PARISH CHURCH, 1839 Notre Dame Drive, St. Agatha (N0B 2L0) at 11:00 a.m. A private family interment will be held at a later date in St. Agatha Cemetery. All friends and relatives are invited to a reception in the Parish Hall following the service.

If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the St. Agatha Cemetery Fund or the Parkwood Mennonite Home, 726 New Hampshire Street, Waterloo (N2K 4M1).

Arrangements under the direction of FUTHER-FRANKLIN FUNERAL HOME, Wellesley. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com. 
Anna Mary Ditner
 
9378 It is reported that Ignatius arrived on the ship "Adeline" in the USA 25 Jun 1833 with his father, stepmother and some siblings before moving to Canada. Ignatius B. Ditner
 
9379 DIX, Christopher Geoffrey

Of King Street, Cambridge, on Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 19th year. Beloved son of Geoffrey and Rosemarie Dix: dear brother of Peter and Tracey Perry and her husband Robert, all of Cambridge. Survived by his grandmother, Sylvia Clark of England. Christopher was born in Cambridge and has been a lifelong resident of the area. He was a student at Preston High School. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, at 11 a.m., with Canon David Bowyer officiating.

The Record 1 Sep 1998 pg B4 
Christopher Geoffrey Dix
 
9380 Dixon, Henderson, proprietor Dominion Soap Works, and manufacturer of family soaps, oil soap, candles, &c. Is a native of Lincolnshire. England. Born, 1833. Has resided here since 1871.2a

2aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 
Henderson Dixon
 
9381 The establishment of schools throughout the settlement proceeded slowly at first. After much time and trouble spent over the matter, it is impossible to say with absolute certainty who was the first teacher in Galt, or in what building the first teaching took place.

The first school erected by the villagers was the result of a "Bee," and was a diminutive log building, situated where the Merchants' Bank now is. A Miss Dobbyn, of Garafraxa, is said to have been the first teacher in it. Some time after this, the late Mr. James Dixon, Sr., commenced a school in a little log building at the west end of the bridge. Mr. Dixon had been a teacher in Scotland, at a place called " The Crag, " up the Yarrow river. Those acquainted with Selkirkshire will remember it as being just across the stream from the Ettrick Shepherds residence. Not finding bush farming altogether to his liking, Mr. Dixon naturally took to the ferule [an instrument (as a flat piece of wood like a ruler) used to punish children].1a

1a
Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young

_________________________

The most noted of the schoolhouses of that period is the Waterloo log schoolhouse which was built about 1820 and, after school had been kept in it for 20 years, was removed to Greenbush where it was occupied as a dwelling house for about fifty years and then removed back to Waterloo where it may be seen today in the Public Park. The most prominent teachers of those early days were Benjamin Eby (Bishop), James Deary or Derry, William Tilt, James Dickson, James Milroy, William Veitch, Noah Bechtel, William Telfer, Isaac Z. Hunsicker, Jonathan Good and John Bowman (father of the late I. E. Bowman, M. P.).1a

1aFirst Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society 1913 
James Dixon
 
9382 DMYTERKO, Stefan

At the K-W Hospital, Monday, Sept. 29, 1975, Stefan Dmyterko, in his 86th year. Mr. Dmyterko was born in Poland and had been a resident of Preston, since 1911. Survived by one brother, Frank of Preston and one sister, in Russia. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, corner Queenston Road and Argyle Street, until Thursday morning, then to St. Clement's Church, for funeral mass, at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Oct 1975 pg 47 
Stefan Dmyterko
 
9383 RESENDES, Maria Do Carmo

November 10, 1919-February 26, 2010. Our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, passed away peacefully on February 26th, 2010, at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Laurenio Coelho Resendes. She will forever be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her children; Manuel (Lilia), Natalia (Agostinho), Laurenio, and Carminha. She leaves behind 10 grandchildren, who each adored her: Manny, Jean (John), Dean (Joanne), Tommy, Cesar (Fil), Nelson (Jill), Sandi, Peter (Priscilla), Sandra (Michael) and Jason. She was also the loving and cherished Great-Grandmother of 11: Aaron, Jesse, Olivia, Nick, Jack, Ben, Milena, Nico, Cristan, Marcus and Madeleine. We were greatly blessed to have her in our lives for so long and we will always remember the lessons she taught us, her kind generous nature and her beautiful smile. Rested at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family received friends on Sunday, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church on Monday, March 1, 2010, at 9 a.m. Rosary recited at the funeral home Sunday February 28, 2010 at 8 p.m. Interment followed at Park Lawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 9 Mar 2010 
Maria Do Carmo
 
9384 DO VALE, Andre Rodrigues

Born in Portugal, currently of Cambridge, passed away, as the result of an accident at work in Hamilton, on Monday, May 1, 2006, at the age of 26. Beloved son of Jorge and Berta Do Vale. Dear nephew of Abilio and Tina Neto of Cambridge; beloved cousin of Luis Neto of California, Mario Neto, Miguel Rodrigues and Paula Do Vale, all of Cambridge. He will be dearly missed by his many friends. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, to be celebrated on Friday, May 5, 2006, at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Cambridge, at 10 a.m., Father A. Cunha celebrant. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Fountain St , Cambridge.

The Record 3 May 2006 pg B7 
Andres Rodrigues Do Vale
 
9385 Died, At Greenfield, on Friday, the 18th Instant, At 7 o'clock, A.M., Janet Doak, Aged 80 Years. You are Respectfully Requested to attend the Funeral on Monday, the 21st Instant, at 2 o'clock, P.M., from the Residence of John Goldie, North Dumfries, to the Place of Interment, Ayr. Greenfield, November 18th, 1870.

Funeral Card 
Janet Doak
 
9386 COXSON, Mary Ruth (Doan) - Passed away, suddenly at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000 in her 81st year. Born on October 2, 1920. Ruth was predeceased. by her husband, Doug in 1995 after 54 years of marriage. She is survived by her sons, Gary and his wife Barbara of Cambridge, Bruce and his wife Pauline of Kitchener, and Rick and his wife Karen of Orlando, Fla.; loving grand-mother of eight grandchildren, Tracy, Noel, Stephanie, Douglas, David, Michael, Mark and Leanne; and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brothers, Elmer and Everett; and survived by sisters, Maxine, Laura, Alma; and brother, Don. Also sadly missed by "Boots". As per Ruth's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family memorial will take place at Coutts and Son Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, on Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at 1 p.m. with interment to follow at Mount View Cemetery.1a

1aThe Record 16 Oct 2000 
Mary Ruth Doan
 
9387 Dobberthein, John Allan (Jack) - At Etobicoke General Hospital, in Etobicoke, on April 19, 2003, in his 70th year, after a brave battle with cancer, with his family at his side. Jack was the beloved husband of Marian (nee Downs). Dear father of Philip Dobberthein and his wife Elaine of Brampton, Carolyn and her friend Bud of Brampton and Gary Dobberthein of Mississauga. He will be sadly missed by his four grandchildren, Bradley, Tricia, Adam and Melissa. Jack was born to Allan and Ada Dobberthein (both predeceased), on April 30, 1932. Dear brother of Helen of Markdale, Harvey of Collingwood and Ken of Elora. Predeceased by brothers Lorne and Ross and sisters, Lila and Florence. The family will receive their friends at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home Chapel, 37 Church St., Elora from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Tuesday. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 2 pm with Rev. Kees Vandermey officiating at the service. Followed by interment at the Elora Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
John Allan Dobberthein
 
9388 William Dobberthein - William M. Dobberthein, 81, passed away yesterday from the effects of a stroke. Death occurred at the residence of his son, Herbert, 269 Courtland Ave., East. Mr. Dobberthein was born at Kossuth in 1867 but had lived in Kitchener since retiring from farming at Linwood and Elora. He was married in 1890 to Margaret Frier of Elmira. His wife predeceased him in 1932. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church.

Besides his son, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. James Blinco of Guelph, Mrs. Harry Penfold of Elora; one brother Jack of Webb, Sask.; three sisters, Mrs. Paul Leudeman of buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. John Slatter of Sebring, Fla., and Mrs. Eli Hubel of Orillia; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral will be held at 1:30 pm on Monday from the residence of his son, with a service in the chapel at the Elora Cemetery at 3 pm, Rev. F.G. Stewart will officiate. The body is resting at Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home until Sunday afternoon when it will be removed to the residence.1a

1aKitchener-WaterlooRecord 20 Mar 1948 
William Martin Dobberthein
 
9389 George Dobbie was the president of the three largest textile plants in Galt. He moved to Brockville aged 6. He entered his father's business selling carriage hardware and related products. He came to Galt in 1906 when he purchased the Victoria Wheel Works from his father-in-law Robert Scott. He sold his interest in 1916 and bought a half interest in two textile mills: Newlands & Co. Ltd and the Galt Robe Co. they later became known as Stauffer-Dobbie Ltd. His partner was Joseph Stauffer. He was involved in a number of business in and about Galt and Brantford as well in the USA. He was involved closely in the community: Boy Scouts, Galt Board of Trade, Red Cross, etc.1a

1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book] 
George Alexander Dobbie
 
9390 Large 2 story dressed granite mansion, built by John Miller. Also known locally as "Dobbie House". George Alexander Dobbie
 
9391 Purchased from his father-in-law in Robert Scott in 1906. George Alexander Dobbie
 
9392 DOBBIE, WILLIAM THOMAS Jr. Puslinch Man Killed in Accident

Pronounced dead at the scene when his car, which was totally destroyed, struck several trees after it entered a ditch at about 8: 15 p. m. on county road 34, less than a kilometer west of the Hanlon Parkway, on Sunday, July 13th, 1986, in his 23rd year. Son of G. William Dobbie and Sandra Aikens of R. R. #22, Cambridge. Brother of Paula. Grandson of Mrs. Velma Dobbie of Kitchener; Ilene and Wilson Aikens of Val Gagne; Henry and Margaret Lozinski of Guelph. Survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home. Funeral at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 73 Queen St. East in Cambridge (H) on Wed. , July 16th at 11. Rev. Wally Little officiated. Interment New Hope Cemetery, Cambridge (H). 
William Thomas Dobbie
 
9393 DOBBIN, Joseph

Of 930 Eagle St. N., Cambridge (Preston), at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Monday, March 8, 1976, Joseph Dobbin. Beloved father of Joseph of Orillia, Brian and Paul of Toronto, Agatha (Mrs. Anthony Marchildon) of Stroud, Ont. and Patricia of Toronto: also survived by a sister, Sister Mary Teresita of Newfoundland and two grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (Preston), until Thursday morning; then to St. Clements Church, for funeral mass, at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Mar 1976 pg 29 
Joseph C. Dobbin
 
9394 Death of Mrs. Tagge

Mrs. Mary J. Tagge died at 8 o'clock Sunday morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W. J. Miller, from heart disease, where she had been making her home for the past six years, after about a week's illness. Mrs. Tagge was born in Auburn, N. Y., Jan. 18, 1826. She had resided in this city for many years, her husband, Peter N. Tagge, dying a few years ago. She leaves four children, Mrs. E. T. Gooch, of Shelbyville, Mo., Mrs. B. Blackford, of Shelbina, Mo., Mrs. Wm. J. Miller, of this city, and Arthur C. Tagge, of Chicago. She also leaves one brother, Leanord Dobbin, aged 75 yars, of Shelbyville, Mo., and three sisters, Mrs. Sauers, of Grand Rapids, aged 85 years, Mrs. Cattnach, of Brantford, Ont., aged 81 years, and Mrs. Dr. Wale, of St. Louis, Mo., aged 78 years. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 :30 p. in. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Win. J. Miller, 511 N. Fifth ave., Rev. J. M. Gelston officiating.

Ann Arbor Argus-Democrat, 16 Dec 1898 
Mary Jane Dobbin
 
9395 A-1-31 Samuel Dobbin: Last Will of Samuel Dobbin of the Township of Waterloo, dec'd.

…I Samuel Dobbin of the Township of Waterloo, lately from the Township of Columbus, Bartholomew County, State of Indiana, one of the United States of America, being weak in body but of sound mind, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament. (1st) I desire that my funeral expenses, together with any other debts I may have, be paid out of my Estate…(2) I further desire that the note I hold against my brother John Dobbin be appropriated in educating and clothing my son Samuel, if necessary. (3rd). further I order and direct, that all the residue of my Estate shall be distributed as follows, viz: To be equally divided between my three children Elizabeth Jane Dobbin, Sarah Ann Dobbin and Samuel Dobbin, with the following exceptions, viz: deducting from my daughter Sarah Ann Dobbins share four hundred dollars in consideration of having given her a superior education, which said four hundred dollars are to be equally divided between my daughter Elizabeth Jane Dobbin and my son Samuel Dobbin. I further direct that all money coming into the hands of my herein after names Executor shall not be paid over to my children until they become of age, but to be put out on interest secured by real estate or otherwise as my executor shall see proper. I also hereby appoint my beloved brother John Dobbin to be Executor of this my last Will and Testament.

Witnesses by David S. Shoemaker and Peter N. Tagge
Will dated 10 December 1853
Proven and insinuated 7 March 1854
No inventory amount.1a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Samuel Dobbin
 
9396 HESPELER - Henry Dobbs, 72, died suddenly in his sleep yesterday morning at the home of his sister, Miss Gertrude Dobbs, Queen St., West. Born in England, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dobbs, he came to Canada at an early age going to Saskatchewan where he farmed until he came to Hespeler in 1950. He attended the Anglican Church. Surviving are two sisters, Gertrude and Mrs. Bessie McConnell, both of Hespeler, and one brother Leo of Moffitt. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Stager Funeral Home with Rev. R.W. Wenam officiating. Burial will be in the Hespeler Cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Jan 1953 
Henry Dobbs
 
9397 Doberthein, Herbert - On Monday, Nov. 2, 1987, at K-W Hospital, of 43 Margaret Ave., Kitchener, aged 86 years. Mr. Doberthein was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Kitchener and a retired employee of John A. Lang & Sons Leather Company. Dear husband of the former Lora Margaret Hammone, loving father of Ann and her husband William Moore of Ottawa, Lorne Doberthein and his wife June of Acton. Sadly missed by grandchildren, Jennifer Moore of Ottawa, Catherine Moore of Toronto, Lisa Doberthein of Nelson, B.C. and Leann Doberthein of Acton. Friends in Clearwater, Fla., where he and Lora spent the last 16 winters, will also mourn his loss. Predeceased by two sisters, Silva Penfold and Elizabeth Blinco. Mr. Doberthein's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, 2-4 and 7-9 pm, today and 9:30 to 11am on Wednesday morning. At noon on Wednesday, Nov. 4, transfer will be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Kitchener, for funeral service at 2 pm, Rev. Grant MacDonald officiating. Interment Memory Gardens, Breslau. Donations to St. Andrew's TV Ministry or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Herbert Doberthein
 
9398 DOBRINDT, Gerhardt (Gerry) - Passed away on Sunday, September, 9th, 2007, in his 101st year. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn (Near) Dobrindt and the late Erma (Bacher) (Scoffield) Dobrindt. Dad will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Diane (David) Snyder and Karen (Bob) Speight; his grandchildren, Wendy (Bruce) Travnicek, Debby (Cecil) Johnson, Kimberly (Jim) Hodges, Kevin (Ellen) Speight; his seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He will be lovingly remembered by the Scoffield family Bill (Patricia), Jack (Mary), Dorothy (Garry) Balsdon, and Carol (Gord) Davidson. Dad was born in Smithville, the youngest of five. He was an educator and an author. He started his career as a teacher in Fisherville, moving on to Principal of Empire School, Inspector in Waterloo County and ending his career as a Master of English at London Normal School/ London Teachers' College. Gerry's family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Longworth Long Term Care for their care and compassion and to the nurses on C4-200 at LHSC Victoria Hospital and Alice and Kim from Helping Hands. The family will receive friends at Trinity Lutheran Church, 746 Colborne Street at Oxford Street, London on Saturday, September 15th, from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend James R. Garey officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the G.H. Dobrindt Bursary for post-secondary education, c/o Trinity Lutheran Church, 746 Colborne Street, London, ON N6A 3Z7. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca.1a

1aThe Record 13 Sep 2007 
Gerhardt Dobrindt
 
9399 In/ Loving Memory// Died/ In Ayr, on Thursday, December 29th,/ 1921, at 1 o'clock, p.m./ JanetDodds/ Relict of the late David Elliott/ In her 93rd year.// The Funeral/ Will take place from her lateresidence,/ Colquhoun Street. on Saturday,/ December 31st, at 2.30 p.m.,/ to the Ayr Cemetery./ Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1aFuneral Card of Janet Dodds Elliott 
Janet Dodds
 
9400 "Clemens--Maggie Clemens, aged 73, died November 18 at her home in Caledonia. Funeral services will be held at the M.E. Church at 2 p.m. Wed., Nov. 21. Mrs. Clemens is survived by her husband, N.B. Clemens, two daughters and one son, Mrs. J.E. Kennedy of New York City, Mrs. A. McDougall of Germfask, MI and Harry D. Clemens of Caledonia" Mary Magdalena "Maggie" Dodge
 
9401 Nancy was probably the daughter of Nathaniel Dodge and Polly Hoover of North Dumfries Nancy Dodge
 
9402 HISTORICAL HI LITES

Commuters, cyclists and hikers along Blair Road and its adjacent Grand Trunk Tail can't miss the giant Bur Oak that extends its massive branches high above the floodplain. This is the largest Bur Oak in Waterloo Region according to the 1991 Honour Roll Tree Inventory undertaken by members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists. On this same floodplain, before 1800, fur trapper and squatter Nathaniel Dodge built a log cabin and became one of the first Europeans to settle on what was later known as Cruickston land. The 1851 census of North Dumfries lists Nathaniel Dodge as carpenter, aged 92. "Old Dodge" as he was known in the area, was a millwright by trade and a fur trapper by circumstance. Whatever his profession or land status, he was remembered with kindness in the journals of Galt's founder William Dickson who recalled a hearty welcome and overnight stay with Dodge and his family in 1816 when he, Absalom Shade and a guide found themselves without lodgings late one evening as they reconnoitred the north boundary of the Dickson block. Cruickston hospitality had begun! (notes from Our Todays and Yesterdays by Andrew W. Taylor, 1970).

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Early settlement of Galt commenced in 1802, when Alexander Miller of Niagara commissioned squatter Nathaniel Dodge to construct a grist mill near the confluence of Mill Creek and the Grand River. This mill, located near present-day Ainslie Street South north of Warnock Street, was operated by a Mr. Maas until circa 1812. Miller lost his title to the lands when he chose to fight for the Americans rather than the Crown (Dilse 1981:19).1a

1aAn Archaelogical Perpective of an Historical Overview of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Scarlett E. Janusas, (Regional Municipality of Waterloo Planning and Development Department, Archaeology Division: 1988)

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Nathaniel was Pennsylvania by birth and probably arrived in the area in the early 1790's. He was originally a millwright by trade, but earned his livelyhood as a trapper and fur trader along the Grand River. He is reported to have purchased a 100 acres of land from Richard Beasley, but has been described as a squatter. He is reported to have been buried in an Indian Burial Ground along the Grand River near Blair.1a

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

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Galt.

In 1816, the future town site of Galt was surveyed for William Dickson (1769-1846), a prosperous lawyer from Niagara who had acquired Block 1 from a Niagara merchant named Thomas Clark. Dickson engaged Absalom Shade, "a young shrewd, energetic and pushing Pennsylvanian" as his agent for the new settlement. Shade, who was a carpenter by trade, set up a rough log dwelling where he set up the first store in the future village site. A decayed grist mill, said to have been built here for Alexander Miller by a squatter named Nathaniel Dodge in 1802, was repaired by Shade and set into operation (Dilse, Paul. 1981 A Remarkable Heritage: Programmes and Policies for Heritage Conservation in Cambridge, Ontario. Cambridge: Heritage Cambridge. 1981:19) Other scholars state that Shade "built" this mill in 1818 (Mika, Nick and Helma. 1977 Places in Ontario. Their Name Origins and History Part I: A-E. Belleville: Mika Publishing Co.:332). "When it became fully known that he could give good titles, settlements commenced pretty rapidly in the Township of Dumfries. The first settlers were Scotch from New York, but after some years settlers came direct from Scotland" (Sherry, Lee and Gordon A. Ambrose (ed). 1997 Mennonite Immigration to Waterloo County. The Moyer Journal Attributed to Samuel S. Moyer 1849-1941. Waterloo-Wellington Branch OGS.:23).


HERITAGE MASTER PLAN, The Corporation of the City of Cambridge 15 Sep 2008 
Nathaniel Dodge
 
9403 ID: I285 Name: Nathaniel Dodge Sex: M Birth: MAR 1762 in Mendon, Massachusetts Death: ABT 1851 in Waterloo County, Ontario Note:
Information from the New England Historical Genealogy Society's website says that Nathaniel, son of Caleb, was baptized March 28, 1762 in Brookfield, MA. Norman Dodge of the Dodge Family Association says that Nathaniel was actually born in Mendon, though son Owen's death certificate says simply Boston.

Information in the 1998 Edition of Dodge Genealogy substantially came from a letter descendant Virginia Birt received from the National Archives, a copy of which is in Nathaniel's Revolutionary War Pension File. It says that Nathaniel, age 13, in 1775 entered the service as a waiter to his father, a Lieutenant, returned home, Belchertown, MA and was stationed at Roxbury, MA, served in Capt. Benjamin Bonney's Co., Col. Brewer's Mass Reg in an expedition to Ticonderoga and after two months was put in the Marine service returning home in Jan 1777, again enlisted in the Fall of 1778 as Pvt., Capt Fairfield's Mass Co., stationed near Boston; Oct 1779 enlisted under Col Sparhawk in Elizabethtown, NJ; enlisted Jun 1780, as Pvt in Capt Asa Coburn's Co, Col Brook's 7th Mass Reg stationed in Tappan & Hacksensack, guarding Major John Andre and saw that officer hanged. (Note: Major John Andre is the officer who persuaded Benedict Arnold to commit treason.) In 1799 he was employed in a mill in Manlius, Herkimer Co., N.Y. (now Onondaga County) where he deposed that all his service papers burned. In 1800 he moved to Canada, near what is now Kitchener, Ontario. He was the first known white settler in the twp of Waterloo, where he remained and became a prominent citizen of the community.

The article lists his children as Harriet, Samuel, Lessor, Nathaniel, and Owen. On Owen Dodge's 1912 death certificate in Kent County, Michigan Death Records, Nathaniel Dodge, born Massachusetts, is listed as his father and Polly Hover, born Pennsylvania, is listed as his mother. This information is the same as that in the published lineage of Virginia Nancy Birt, member of the Daughters of the Pilgrims, who was a descendant of Owen Dodge and Mary Levagood.

TRANSCRIPTION OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION APPLICATION OF NATHANIEL DODGE

Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832

State of New York
Genesee County

On this sixth day of December 1837 personally appeared before the Court of General Sessions for said county in ----- being a Court of Record, Nathaniel Dodge, a resident of the town of Pembroke in the county of Genesee and State of New York aged 75 years,who being first duly sworn, according to law, doth on his oath make the following Declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832--That in the year 1775 he lived in Belchertown, Massachusetts and in that year when he was but thirteen years old, he went as waiter to his father who was a Lieutenant to Roxbury, immediately after the battle of Bunker Hill and was with his father as such waiter during the term of -----months when he returned home. That at this time he had very nearly attained his full growth which is of more than middling size and that he could lift with his hands alone a barrel of cider and put it into the back of a cart.

That in the month of June 1776 but the precise time he cannot recollect, he enlisted for six months in the Massachusetts Line of militia into a Company commanded by Capt. Bonney of Chesterfield, Mass. in Col. Brewer's Regiment, he thinks, and Lieut. Col. Carlton--that one Holbert was one of the Lieutenants of the Company--That he went and was stationed at Ticonderoga--That after serving about two months in the Company he was put into the Marine service and remained a guard in the galley, Gates, until some time in January 1777 when he was discharged and sent home--That he served at this time nine months.

That in the latter part of the summer or forefront of the fall of 1778, but the precise time he cannot recollect, he enlisted for three months in the Mass. Line under Capt. Fairfield and Lieut. Foster and went to Boston and was stationed on Dorchester Heights and served there three months, when he was discharged and went home. That he served as waiter to Capt Fairfield.

That in the month of October 1779 but the precise day he cannot recollect, he enlisted at the Springfield, Mass. for three months, that he cannot recollect the name of the Captain, that his Col was Sparrowhawk (?), that the militia was called out and ordered to Albany. That he went there and remained there two months and was there discharged and went home before his time expired for which he was called out and the plan of an expedition to New York was given him.

That sometime in the month of June 1780 he re-enlisted in the Regular Service for six months under Capt. Asa Coburn. Elijah Day and Buffendon (?) were Lieutenants and in Col Brooks 7th Mass Regiment--that Col Alden, who commanded the Regiment was killed at Cherry Valley--that he went directly to West Point and remained there some time and then crossed to Kings Ferry and then into the English Neighborhood and at Tappan--That before leaving West Point he was put into Motts Regiment and under General LaFayette--hat he was stationed most of the time during this service at Tappan and Hackensack in that neighborhood--that he was placed at Guard over Andre a number of times and saw him hung--that he was never in any battle of any importance but was in a number of skirmishes. That in his tour in the service he served three months longer than his enlistment making his whole tour of service at this time nine months--That the regiment to which he belonged was out on command and that he could not be discharged till he was relieved--that he was discharged in January 1781 and received a written discharge and then went home.

That he received a written discharge once before at least and that he kept both of his written discharges until the year 1799 when they were burnt up with his other papers in a mill in which he was at work in Manlius, NY--that he has no documentary evidence of his service and knows of no living person who can ---his services except Ebenezer Chapman of Hebron, Washington Co., NY and Elijah Barnes of Manheim(?) in the county of Herkimer NY whose affidavits are hereto attached.

He hereby relinquishes any claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state.

Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open court. Nathaniel Dodge.
1837


"Historical Sketch of the County of Waterloo" found in the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana stated on page 8 that in the history of Galt and North Dumfries that "Miller made the purchase in 1802....and proceeded with the construction of a mill on the east side of the river, slightly above the business portion of the present town. For the task of building the mill, Miller engaged the party referred to on a previous page as 'Old Dodge', who was a squatter in the present Township of Waterloo when the pioneers came in, and a millwright by trade."

Listings of land records for Waterloo Township show Nathaniel Dodge as owning 114 acres in 1800. The 1807 land listings show his property as being in Lot 2 of Beasley's Old Survey, near the Grand River.

Record keeping began about 1800 with the coming of the pioneers and the purchase of the German Company Tract for settlement land for the Mennonites. Nathaniel was well before.

An 1824 census of Waterloo on microfilm at the Allen County Library showed 7 residents of the Nathaniel Doge (sic) household--3 boys and l adult male, as well as 2 girls and 1 adult female. No Levegood family lived there at that time.

The 1825 census showed 3 boys, l adult male and 1 adult female for a total household of 5. Three doors away was Peter Levegood with 4 boys, 1 adult male, l daughter, and 1 adult female for a total of 7.

The 1826 census showed the Nathaniel Dodge household with a total of 3 boys, l adult male, 2 girls, and 1 adult female for a total of 6. The Peter Levegood household remained a total of 7.

The 1828 census showed the Peter Levegood household with only 2 members, both male. The Nathaniel Dodge household now had l adult male, l adult female, and 3 minor males.

"Waterloo Wills", found at the Clayton Library in Houston, TX lists the will of Nathaniel Dodge, carpenter of N. Dumfries. Beneficiary was Owen Dodge, son, of Gaines, Michigan.

"Waterloo County Churches Pre-1900" shows Nathaniel Dodge buried in the Old Blair Memorial Cemetery on Old Mill Road in North Dumfries Township, space WW4501. His wife Polly is not listed as being buried there or in any other Waterloo cemetery. 
Nathaniel Dodge
 
9404 Nathaniel Dodge, BOS2, Acres 228 Acres, Cultivated 60, # of Men 3, # of Boys 1, # of Women 2 , Girls 1 , Total People 7, 1 Story Frame, 1 Family, # of Horses 1, # of Oxen 2, # of Cows 3, # of Cattle 2, Value 95 Nathaniel Dodge
 
9405 Nathaniel Dodge, 114 acres from Beasley in Lot No. 2, Beasley's Old Survey, August 6th, 1800, recorded February 16th, 1801. This farm was located on the west bank of the Grand River below Blair and is now part of the Wilks estate. Dodge is the traditional first squatter in the County of Waterloo.

Preston purchased the remaining portion of Lot No. 2, B.O.S. consisting of 114 acres from Beasley on August 11th, 1800. Mr. Preston appeared to remain in the district but a short time for in 1807 he disposed of his property to Dodge.

Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume 1934 - THE HISTORY OF WATERLOO TOWNSHIP UP TO 1825 I. C. Bricker, Phm. B., Elora, pg 81 
Nathaniel Dodge
 
9406 Nathaniel is assumed to to be the son of Nathaniel Dodge and his wife Polly. In the 1831 assessement of Waterloo Township it mentions 3 men and 2 women living their and 1 child. Nathaniel Sr and Jr. being two and Owen being the other man. Two women being the mother and possibly sister Harriet Nathaniel Dodge
 
9407 "Pioneer Life Ended--'Grandpa' Dodge' died in Bowne Saturday.

Owen Dodge, aged 94, died Saturday, July 20, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walton in Bowne. Considering his advanced years, Mr. Dodge was unusually active until the past year when occasional spells of sickness rapidly enfeebled his condition. He had been a resident of Michigan nearly 50 years and was closely associated with the early history of Gaines twp. Funeral services were held at the Gaines UB church Monday conducted by Rev. A. M. Bostwick with burial in the North Gaines Cemetery.

Owen Dodge was born May 23, 1818 in Canada. He was married to Miss Mary Levagood in 1841 and came to Michigan in 1854. To this union were born 11 children, 5 of whom survive, Owen of Gaines twp., Mrs. Maggie Clemens of Caledonia, Mrs. Diana Walton of Bowne, Mrs. Josephine Jones of Petoskey and Simon L. Dodge of Bay Shore.

His wife died in 1865 (sic) and in 1875 he was married to Mrs. Mary Colburn who died in 1900. Besides the children, he is survived by 26 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren."1a

1aCaledonia Newspaper 23 Jul 1912

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Caledonia"s Three Oldest Men

The three wise men who navigated the sea in a bowl have been honored as the heroes of a nursery rhyme; the three graces, the three Rs and a host of other "threes" have been made much of, but Caledonia's three old men have gone their peaceful way for many years without being chased by moving picture photographers or having a new brand of breakfast food named after them. According to all accounts, non of them has been honored even by having his photograph in a patent medicine advertisement.

But oblivion, that abyss of unfathomable depth, is to claim them as its own no longer, for at the request of The Evening Press, Caledonia's three oldest inhabitants "looked pleasant" for just a moment and the photographer snapped his camera.

The three men are Benjamin L. Fulton, Owen Dodge, and William I. Wood, each of whom is ninety-two years of age and each of whom enjoy good health and eyesight, none of them being obliged to wear glasses.

Mr. Fulton was born in Massillon, Stark county, Ohio, and when he was only fourteen years old he was taken by his parents to Richland county, Ohio, the family being the third to locate in that county. He has been a resident of Caledonia for about thirty years. He has been justice of the peace for Caledonia township for sixteen years.

Mr. Dodge was born in Berlin, Ont. in 1818, and came to Michigan fifty-five years ago, most of his life in Michigan having been spent in or near Caledonia.

Mr. Wood was born in Livingston county, New York and came to Michigan fifty-two years ago. He has since lived in Caledonia township or village. For four years he was supervisor from this township and for two years he held the office of tax collector.

All three are still sturdy and full of life and it is not impossible that they should be photographed at some future time on the occasion of their one hundredth anniversary.2a

2aGrand Rapids Press Oct 1910 
Owen Dodge
 
9408 Owen L. Dodge, age 88, died at Freeport. He was a retired prominent fruit farmer, for 66 years a resident of Gaines. He died at his residence in Freeport where he had lived 15 years. He left behind his widow Mary; brother Simon of Bay Shore; 3 daughters: Mrs. Elon Plants of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Harold Overholt of Mulliken and Mrs. Frank Ewing of Byron. He also left 6 sons--Hale, Verne, Roy, and Fred of Grand Rapids; Clinton of Caledonia, Roland of Sunfield, as well as 33 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.1a

1aSeptember 13, 1935 "Grand Rapids Press



After an illness of several months, during which time he had so often expressed his wish that he might go Home, Owen Dodge passed away at his home here about seven o'clock Thursday morning. Mr. Dodge lived on a large fruit farm in Gaines for many years, where he was a successful farmer and fruit grower. About fifteen years ago he came to Freeport and resided for a short time with his sister, Mrs. Ransom Walton. Later he married Mrs. Mary Fish and since then has lived just back of the U.B. church. Mr. Dodge, a firm Christian character, was known by everyone in this community and was respected by all who knew him. He was often seen with a gun or fish pole in Easton. He was 88 years of age and up until has last illness was very spry and youthful. He is survived by the widow, one brother, Simon of Bay Shore, three daughters, Mrs. Elon Plants of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Harold Overholt of Mulliken and Mrs. Frank Ewing of Byron Center, six sons, Hale, Vern, Roy and Fred, all of Grand Rapids, Clinton of Gaines and Roland of Sunfield; thirty-three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at three o'clock Sunday afternoon at the U.B. church. Rev. J.I. Batdorf preached the sermon, a full church and many floral tributes being mute evidence of the many friends who mourn the passing of this good man. About thirty car loads of relatives and friends followed the funeral car to the Gaines U.B. cemetery, a short distance south of Mr. Dodge's old home, where his body was carried to its last resting place by the six sons. A large crowd of former neighbors and friends awaited the funeral party at the grave.2a

2aHastings Banner newspaper 
Owen L. Dodge
 
9409 "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: 
Samuel Dodge
 
9410 He was in the Third Michigan Infantry and died in the battle of Fair Oaks. Samuel Dodge
 
9411 The Pathmasters were in 1820:

Doan Griffith, Reuben Dayton, Ebenezer Hall, Win. McKenzie, N. R. Campbell, Daniel Fraser, Wilkes Lamberton, John Trueax and Moses Kimble;

1821 Joseph Halbert, John Bouslaugh, Thos. Rosebrugh, Ely Irwin, Daniel McArthur, Ahab Soles, Isaac Willet, Henry Lamberton, Silvester Dodge1a

1aReminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young 
Sylvester Dodge
 
9412 DODSON, Walter George

At Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, Ont., on Tuesday, July 2, in his 88th year, beloved husband of Eva Harvey; dear father of Harvey of New Dundee, Ellen (Mrs. James Hall) of Lindsay; loving brother of Mrs. Nora Bowles of Barrie. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Queen Street, (Preston) Cambridge, for funeral service Friday, July 5, at 2 p.m. Interment following in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 4 Jul 1974 pg 33 
Walter George Dodson
 
9413 SWARTZENTRUBER, Selma "Sally" Marie (nee Doehn) - Surrounded by her loving family, passed away peacefully to be with her Lord, on Friday, June 13, 2008, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Swartzentruber (2007). Survived by her cherished sisters, Frieda Hallman, Edna Filsinger, and Pearl Kuepfer. Sister-in-law of Glennis Doehn, Andrew Kuepfer, Ken Wagler and Mildred Schwartzentruber. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Louis and Augusta Doehn; parents-in-law, Peter and Katie Schwartzentruber; sister, Viola Filsinger; brothers, Wesley Doehn, Albert Doehn; sisters-in-law, Alice Wagler, Beatrice Doehn; brothers-in-law, Erlis Schwartzentruber, Andrew Filsinger, Gerald Gingrich, Elverne Hallman, and Harry Filsinger. "Aunt Sally" will always be remembered for her lovely meals and hospitality. Selma and Stan enjoyed spending quality time working on their flower gardens during their retirement years. Selma's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467, on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 from 1-1:45 p.m. followed by a funeral service in the chapel at 2 p.m. The Rev. J.D. Kellough officiating. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Samaritan's Purse, Canadian Bible Society or Zion United Church-Missions Fund would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Selma's memorial.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 16 Jun 2008 
Selma Marie "Sally" Doehn
 
9414 MRS. MENNO L. WEBER

ST. JACOBS, May 3--The death of Mrs. Christina Weber, wife of Menno L. Weber, St. Jacobs merchant, occurred at her home early this morning. Mrs. Weber had suffered a stroke in January from which she never fully recovered. She was 83 years of age and would have observed her 84th birthday May 25. Mr. and Mrs. Weber celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary June I last year. Mrs. Weber was a member of Calvary Memorial church and of the Ladies' Aid Society. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Brubacher, Sunnyside, one sister, Mrs. Lydia Haist of Kitchener, two brothers, William Doerbecker of Kitchener, and Henry Doerbecker, Waterloo and ten grandchildren. One daughter predeceased her in 1910. The funeral will be held Wednesday with private service at the residence at 2 o'clock followed by public service at Calvary Evangelical church. Interment will take place in Calvary cemetery. Rev. J. B. Hatch will conduct the services. The remains will rest at the Dreisinger Funeral Chapel. Elmira, until 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon when they will be removed to the home.

Kitchener Daily Record 5 May 1941 pg 13 
Christina Doerbecker
 
9415 HEIMPEL (nee Doerbecker), Doris Margaret

Formerly of Heidelberg, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1993, at Heritage House, St. Jacobs, in her 81st year. Born in Erbsville, June 23, 1912, the daughter of the late Theodore Doerbecker and Suzanna(Schnarr). Predeceased by loving husband, Clayton H. Survived by a daughter, Doreen Jacobi and a son, Bruce. Survived also by a loving daughter-in-law, Joy and a loving son-in-law, Earl and her grandchildren, Sue, Linda and Steve Jacobi and Jeffrey Heimpel and Patti (Wayne) Wagner. Predeceased by three sisters, Vera (Peppier), Florence (Esch) and Alice (Mank) and two brothers, Julius and Sheldon. Doris served on the executive of St. Paul's ELCW and on St. Paul's Church Council. She has blessed us with wonderful memories and we are grateful that she has now joined Dad and they are at peace with their Lord. She is resting at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 30, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m., at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Erbsville.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Dec 1993 pg A15 
Doris Margaret Doerbecker
 
9416 Staying with Frederick & Elizsabeth Hohenstein. Elisabeth Doerbecker
 
9417 1851 - Elisabeth Doerbecker is staying with Andrew Doerbecker. Elizabeth Doerbecker
 
9418 Lives with sister Kate Hope John Doerbecker
 
9419 CRESSMAN, Salome (nee Derbecker)

Passed away, following a brief illness, on February 16, 1990, in her 90th year. A memorial service in loving memory of Mrs. Cressman will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 1990 at 2 p.m. in St. Luke's United Church, 1820 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge. Her family will greet friends in the church parlor, following the service.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 May 1990 pg A11 
Salome Pearl Doerbecker
 
9420 Death has removed another aged resident of this vicinity in the person of Valentine Doerbecker, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Menno L. Weber, on Tuesday evening at the advanced age of 86 years. Death was due to the infirmities of old age. The deceased was born in Germany, and came to this country at the age of 19, first settling in the city of Hamilton, where he followed the trade of shoemaker.

He then removed to Salem and later to North Easthope, where he was married to Barbara Oetzel and resided on a farm for a number of years. They subsequently moved to Elmira, and several years later became residents on the farm west of St. Jacobs, where he lived about 26 years. For the past year or so deceased made his home with his daughter named above. three sons and three daughters survive, namely: William, on the old homestead; Henry, near the old home; Edward, in Minneapolis; Mrs. Dan. Weber, near Listowel; Mrs. M.L. Weber, here, and Mrs. Martin Haist, East Zorra. Another daughter, Mrs. Henry Niebargal, died a few months ago. His wife died many years ago. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon, and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Rev. Kaatz[?], of the Evangelical church officiated.1a

1aElmira Advertiser 11 Jul 1908 
Valentine Doerbecker
 
9421 Frank Doerfler

PRESTON, Jan. 6 — Stricken suddenly with a heart attack, Frank Joseph Doerfler, well-known Preston resident, died before medical aid could be secured about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Born in Germany, Mr. Doerfler came to Canada at the age of one year and resided in Preston since that time, forming a large circle of friends. For the past 47 years he was employed at the Canadian Office and School Furniture in the capacity of foreman. A member of St. Clement's R.C. Church, the C.M.B.A. and the Holy Name Society, he was also a member of the Moose Lodge and the Moose Legion. Surviving are three cousins in Preston, Mrs. William Kimpel, Mrs. Albert Kimpel and Mrs. Ayton Snider. His mother predeceased him ten years ago. For the past ten years Mr. Doerfler had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Percy Young, Lowther St. The remains are resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held on Wednesday with requiem high mass at St. Clement's R.C. Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be in the R.C. Cemetery, Preston.

Kitchener Daily Record 6 Jan 1947 pg 13 
Frank Joseph Doerfler
 
9422 A lifelong and highly esteemed resident of Philipsburg, Mr. Abel Doering, passed away on Monday, September 3rd, 1934, at the advanced age of 87 years, 3 months and 25 days. The deceased had enjoyed fairly good health until about a month ago when he began to fail rapidly due to the infirmities of old age. The deceased was a kind man and friendly neighbor and endeared himself to a large circle of friends during his long life and activities in the community and in his church. He was a faithful adherent of Zion Lutheran Church at Philipsburg.

The late Mr. Doering was born on May 9th, 1847, a son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Andrew Doering, of Wilmot. He was married on November 21st, 1869, to Catharine Schmidt, of Philipsburg, who predeceased him 10 years ago. He farmed successfully for many years on the homestead where he passed away.

Three sons, Adam of Philipsburg, John of North Easthope, Edward on the homestead, and two daughters, Mrs. Andrew Hamel, of Bridgeport, and Mrs. Russel Heipel, of Wellesley Township, are left to mourn his demise. He also leaves 21 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
One daughter, Mrs. Wm. P. Becker, and one son, David, predeceased him, the former 26 years ago and the latter two years ago. The funeral will be held this Friday afternoon from his late home to the Philipsburg Lutheran Church and Cemetery. The pastor, Rev. J. L. Kirchhofer, will be in charge of the funeral services.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record 4 Sep 1934 
Abel Doering
 
9423 A-1-76 Adam Doering Late of the Township of Waterloo. Granted the 16th day of October A.D., 1855…on Petition of Henry S. Schneider one of the Executors, named in said Will…

I Adam Doering of the Village of Waterloo, Laborer, being weak in body…My will is that all my just debts…be paid…and as to my worldly estate…I give and dispose of as follows: I will unto my beloved daughter Anna Eva Doering one bed with bedding and one chest that which was left to her my daughter by her deceased mother and the remainder of my property, after payment of debts I will unto my beloved wife Gertraut, for her to have, hold and enjoy…And I nominate and appoint my trusty and worthy friends Henry S. Schneider of the Village of Waterloo, Shoemaker and David H. Stauffer of the same place, Yeoman.

Witnessed by Moses Schneider[?] and Hartman Schnarr
Will dated 11 July 1855
Proved 16 Oct 1855
Inventory £27/7/6
Died 17 September 1855.1a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Adam Doering
 
9424 Adam A. Doering - Mr. Adam Doering, an employee at Mr. J. J. Berger's planing mill, had the misfortune to break his leg on Monday while helping to roll logs on to the carriage at the saw mill. He had hold of the lever when in some unaccountable manner his clothing became entangled in the chain and his leg was drawn in and badly crushed and fractured above the ankle.

Chronicle Telegraph - 25 March 1920, page 1

____________

Died - Mr. Adam Doering, son of Mr. Adam Doering, of near Philipsburg, who had the misfortune to break his leg at Mr. Berger's planing mill about a week ago, passed away early yesterday morning at the home of Mr. Berger, where he had been since the accident. His remains were taken to his father's home. He was 22 years of age.

New Hamburg Independent, March 26, 1920

________________

The Late Adam Doering

The funeral of the late Adam A. Doering, who died last Wednesday night at New Hamburg, took place on Saturday afternoon from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Doering, to the Philipsburg church, interment following in the adjoining cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Ziegler.

The deceased was 22 years, 5 months and 20 days of age. He is survived by his parents, four brothers and three sisters, namely: Mrs. Jack Frank and Mrs. Frank Rabethge, of Kitchener, Eugenia, Reinhardt, Austin, Gordon and Howard at home, and a host of friends.

The pall bearers were Messrs. Oscar Hackbart. Webbourne Heldman, Andrew Lantz. Clayton Mohr, Laurence and Clayton Berger, the former four being soldier friends. The floral tributes were: A wreath from the family; Mrs. and Mrs. J.J. Berger and employees, a wreath; Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Rabethge, of Kitchener, an anchor; Mr. and Mrs. Russel Heipel. of Wellesley, a spray; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hamel, of Bridgeport, a spray.

A precious one from us is gone,

A voice we loved is stilled,

A place is vacant in our home,

Which never can be filled.



New Hamburg Independent, April 2, 1920
 
Private Adam Andrew Doering
 
9425 ADAM DOERING KILLED
Attempting to Board a Street Car at Waterloo

Waterloo, Jan. 14.-Adam Doering, proprietor of the Waterloo Star Laundry, was instantly killed while attempting to board a Berlin & Waterloo street car opposite the hospital last night. He lived nearby and was on his way to the hockey match at Waterloo. The snow is very deep at that place, and the railway keep men shoveling out the cut. The Bridgeport car was coming to Waterloo loaded with Berlin hockey supporters, and, coming down the grade, was hailed by Mr. Doering. He attempted to get on the front end and failed, and the car struck him on the side of the head with great force, causing instant death. Deceased was a young man, about 36 years of age, and leaves a wife and small family. He was one of the most enthusiastic supporters of manly sports. This accident has cast a gloom over the twin city, as he was well known in both areas.1a

1aThe Berlin News Record 14 Jan 1903 
Adam David Doering
 
9426 It is our painful duty to record the death of Mrs. (widow) Heipel, which occurred [sic] on Friday evening last, shortly after six o'clock. She had been in her usual good health until the preceding evening while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ottmann, when she was suddenly stricken with paralysis of a fatal type and from which she never rallied. Her only absent child, Prof. Chas Heipel , of the Nashua (New Hampshire) business college, was at once telegraphed for, but she had passed away before his arrival. The funeral occured on Monday afternoon, the remains being laid away to rest in the Lutheran cemetery north of the village, in the presence of an immense concourse of friends, after which services were held in the church by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Holm. Deceased was born in Germany on Feb. [?]th, 1835, and, three months later in that year her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Doering, immigrated [sic] to Canada and settled at Philipsburg. Here the deceased lived with her parents until 185[?] when she was married to the late John Heipel, the young couple taking up the bush lot, now on fine farm of their eldest son William at Doering's corners. Many years later they removed to the farm at New Pussia [sic], now owned by a younger son, Mr. Geo. Heipel, remaining on this farm until 1893, when they retired from farming moving to this village, where Mr. Heipel died about five years ago. Their family consisted of William at Doering's Corners; Adam (Councillor) ; Elizabeth, who died when three, years old; Andrew; Christina (Mrs. Peter Ottmann); John George, and Charles. She was of a kind, loveable disposition, and had a wide circle of warm friends, especially among the elder people of this section. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their loss.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, June 5, 1902

Is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Catharine Doering
 
9427 They had twin sons, Lawrence Homer, and Vernon (b 1891?) and a daughter (my grandmother) Nina Italia (b 1892?) Dr. Charles Homer Doering
 
9428 Doering, Clare Wilson

Passed away on Tuesday January 12, 2016 at Forest Heights Long Term Care, Kitchener. Clare resided in New Hamburg and was born 83 years ago in North Easthope Township. He was the son of the late Austin & Ida (Becker) Doering. Beloved husband of the late Marlene (Ottman) Doering who predeceased him March 12, 1992. Loving father of Bruce Doering (Faith Martin), Brad Doering (Stephanie Falla) and Sheila Doering (John Perry) all of New Hamburg. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Justin Doering, Evan Perry and Cali Perry. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Wayne & Donna Doering of Philipsburg, Harold & Jean Ottman of Stoney Creek, Ralph & Mabel Ottman of Kitchener, Elaine Ottman of Alberta and Janet Ottman of Kitchener. Clare was predeceased by his brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Doug & Lorraine Ottman and Royal Ottman. In keeping with Clare's wishes cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment will take place at later date in Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, Kitchener. Mark Jutzi Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements. Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca

Waterloo Region Record 20 Jan 2016 
Clare Wilson Doering
 
9429 DOERING, Earl A.

Peacefully surrounded by his family at the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, Earl of Wellesley in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Norma (nee Hohl) for 66 years. Will be sadly missed by his sister-in-law; Esther Priestly, and his niece Barbara Green and her husband Doug MacDougald. God-father to Susan Seyler and her husband Raymond, Brian Heinz and his wife Dorothy. Especially missed by Arnold and Wilfrid Mohr and great-niece Lisa Lavender and great-nephew Darrell Green. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Isabella Doering and brothers-in-law Howard Doering, Bill Priestly and nephew-in-law Don Green. Friends may call at the FUTHER-FRANKLIN FUNERAL HOME, 1172 Henry Street, Wellesley, on Friday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3357 Erb`s Road, Philipsburg, on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 11 a.m. Reverend Syd Hills officiating. Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church would be appreciated. www.futher-franklinfuneralhome.com

Waterloo Region Record 21 Apr 2011 
Earl Abel Doering
 
9430 NEW HAMBURG - Elmer H. Doering, 61, died at his home in Philipsburg early today. A son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Andrew Doering, he was born on the same farm where he died. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg. His wife, the former Ella Seyler, whom he married in 1926 survives. Also surviving are a son, Walter, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Armand (Norma) Weiler of Baden and Karolyn at home and two brothers, Theodore and Louis of Philipsburg. One grandchild also survives. One brother predeceased him last year. The body is at the Futher-Omand Funeral Home, New Hamburg, until Sunday noon when removal will be made to the residence. A private service will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the residence, followed by a memorial service at Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. D. H. Stewart will officiate.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 13 Mar 1954 
Elmer Henry Doering
 
9431 Mrs. Russell Heipel, 80, of RR 1, Bamberg, died June 7 at K-W Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Phillipsburg, the former Emma Doering, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abel Doering. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, the Women of the Church and the choir and served as a Sunday School teacher. She was director on the agricultural society for many years. Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Addison (Dorothy) Heimpel of RR 1, Bamberg, a brother, Edward of Phillipsburg and a grandson. The body was at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, Wellesley from Thursday noon until Saturday noon when removal was made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church for service at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in St. Mark's Lutheran cemetery, Wellesley, Rev. O.E. Jansen officiated.

The Elmira Signet Jun 15 1966 pg 18 
Emma Doering
 
9432 Hackbart, Mrs. Eugenia - On Tuesday, May 31, 1988, at K-W Hospital, Eugenia (nee Doering), in her 88th year. A resident of Heidelberg until moving to the Hillier Home, St. Jacobs, in September of 1987. Beloved mother of Roy and his wife Dorothy of Baden, Audrey Dietrich of Waterloo, Robert and his wife Mary of Waterloo, Phyllis Mohr and her husband Alfred of St. Jacobs, Lorne and his wife Ruby of Wellesley; lovingly remembered by her 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and her great-great-granddaughter. Predeceased by her husband Oscar in 1979; her son-in-law, Harold Dietrich in 1982; five brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Hackbart was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Heidelberg and the Lutheran Church Women. Visitation at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 2 pm today (Wednesday), continuing until noon on Thursday, then at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Heidelberg, for the funeral service at 2:30 pm. Interment in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Heidelberg. Eugenia Emma Doering
 
9433 FINK, Mrs. Eva Alma - Peacefully, on Sunday, Nov. 13, 1988, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, the former Eva Doering, of 145 Peel St. New Hamburg. She was born in North Easthope township, 73 years ago, a daughter of the late Henry Doering and the former Emma Hoerle. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hamburg and had been Second Vice President of the Ladies' Auxiliary and an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 532, New Hamburg. Eva was also a member of the 39 Plus Club, New Hamburg and a member of the New Hamburg Dart Club. Beloved wife of Austin (Aussie) Fink, whom she married October 15, 1976. Lovingly remembered by three sons, Donald and Shirley Cook of RR 1, Stratford, Gerald and Shirley Cook of Stratford and Ralph Cook and his friend Dorothy of New Hamburg. Sadly missed by three grandchildren, Debra and her husband Rick Lang, Gary and Karen; two great-grandchildren, Lisa and Jeffrey; dear sister of Eldon of Stratford, Mrs. Ruby Hoffman of Wellesley, Kathleen and her husband Brooks Hofstetter of New Hamburg. Eva was predeceased by her first husband, Reuben Cook in 1959 and her second husband, Arthur Seftel in 1975 and two brothers, Emerson and Andrew. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, after 7 p.m. today (Monday), and until Wednesday at noon, when transfer will be made to Trinity Lutheran Church for the service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Andre Lavergne presiding. Interment to follow in St. James Lutheran cemetery, North Easthope township. Eva Alma Doering
 
9434 Mrs. John Frank

At the K-W Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1971, Frieda Catherine Doering of 197 Dundas St., Kitchener, age 75 years. A native of Wilmot Township and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Doering. A member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Church Women. Wife of the late John Frank who predeceased her in 1966; mother of Harold, Kenneth, Lloyd and Elaine Frank of Kitchener, Russell of Baden and Geraldine (Mrs. Delford Block) of Edson, Alta.; sister of Gordon of Kitchener, Howard of Wellesley and Eugenia (Mrs. Oscar Hackbart), Heidelberg; 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Frank was predeceased by one sister and three brothers.

Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. West, Kitchener, until noon on Friday when removal will be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Chapel for the funeral service at 2 pm. Rev. F. W. Zinck will officiate. Interment in Memory Gardens.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record Dec 22 1971 pg 24 
Frieda Catherine Doering
 
9435 Dr. F. E. Doering.

Word has come through the Red Cross informing us of the death of Dr. Frederich Emanuel Doering in a nursing home on the Isle of Jersey on September 14, 1943, in his eighty-ninth year. Over a period of years he paid occasional visits to America, as is well remembered by his many New Church relatives and friends in Canada and the United States; and he attended several General Assemblies, including the one held in London, England, in the year 1928.

We are indebted to Miss Celia Bellinger, his niece, for the following sketch of his career:

He was born in Phillipsburg, Ontario, in May, 1850, and was baptized and confirmed in the New Church by the Rev. F. W. Tuerk of Berlin, now Kitchener. The older brothers and sisters of a family of thirteen attended the New Church school at Urbana, Ohio, but after the death of their father, Christopher Doering, the younger children were unable to attend that school.

Dr. Doering studied dentistry in Canada. Later he took a postgraduate course in Philadelphia and graduated as Doctor of Medicine. He worked his way through medical school by practicing dentistry in small mining towns during vacation.

After graduation he sought adventure in new fields, and established a large practice in Johannesburg, South Africa, and later one in Pretoria. As his love and interest had also been in sheep ranching, he procured large tracts of Government grants in Kenya Colony, near Nairobi, which he stocked with herds of cattle and sheep.

Africa had become his home, and after the Boer War he devoted his talents to the development of the country he loved so dearly. But when he retired from active duty he became a world traveler, searching out remote places of the earth; for his interest lay in the opening up and development of new lands.

Finally he settled in a comfortable home in Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, where he found keen pleasure in experimenting with a French gardener in raising unusual fruits, grains and trees.

At the outbreak of the war he was in London, England, about to sail for Canada. Being taken very ill, and returning to his home in Jersey to convalesce, he was unable to leave when the Islands were occupied by the Germans in June. 1940. All communication with the outside world was cut off, and in the course of three long years he received and answered but two messages from members of his family, through the instrumentality of the Red Cross.1a

1a\bNew Church Life, January 1944, Vol. LXIV [submitted by Wayne Babb 2014]

_________________________

FREDERICK EMANUEL DOERING TRUST

The above Trust holds monies available "for the purposes of educating such male children who are citizens of the Dominion of Canada as are selected by any minister of the General Church of the New Jerusalem in Canada, in consultation with the Trustees (Royal Trust Company, Toronto) provided, however, that such applicants shall embrace the faith of the New Church and shall be acceptable to my trustees."

The obvious intention of the will is that such male students shall receive their education at a New Church school. Therefore the parents of male children who are citizens of the Dominion of Canada, and who embrace the faith of the New Church, desiring to benefit from this Trust by sending their children to the Academy of the New Church during the school year 1955-1956, are asked to communicate with the Rev. Norman H Reuter, 14 Linwood Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario; the Rev. Martin Pryke, 35 Elm Grove Avenue, Toronto, Ontario; or the Rev. Roy Franson, General Delivery, Gorande Prairie, Alberta. Application should be made before April 15th.2a

2aNew Church Life Vol. LXXV January 1955 No.1
 
Dr. Friedrich Emanuel Doering
 
9436 Christopher is probably buried in the First St. Paul's, Wellesley Village, Waterloo Region, Ontario which was shared with the Swedborgian church George Christopher "Christopher" Doering
 
9437 David Doering Passes at Philipsburg - After an illness of a few years duration Henry David Doering passed away at his home (Doering's Corner) Philipsburg, on Tuesday, February 28th, at the age of 56 years, 5 months and 17 days. He had been a patient sufferer for a long time and bore his illness with true Christian fortitude. He was born in Philipsburg on September 11th, 1876, a son of Mr. Abel Doering and spent his whole life in the district where he farmed successfully. The deceased was a faithful member of the Philipsburg Lutheran Church and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his demise his widow who before her marriage was Clara Pfanner, besides one son Nelson, at home and one daughter (Alma) Mrs. Theodore Forler, also his aged father, Mr. Abel Doering, and three brothers and two sisters namely, Adam Doering, of North Easthope, John of Amulree, and Edward on the old homestead. Mrs. Andrew Hamel, of Bridgeport, and Mrs. Russel Heipel, of Bamberg. One sister, Mrs. Wm. P. Becker, of New Hamburg, predeceased him 25 years ago. Besides he also leaves three grandchildren. The funeral will be held this Friday afternoon from his late home to the Philipsburg Lutheran Church and cemetery. Rev. Mr. H. R. Mosig, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hamburg, will conduct the funeral.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record 1 Mar 1933 
Henry David Doering
 
9438 GUENTHER, Mrs. Hilda - Suddenly,. on Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, in Kitchener,, Hilda Salome Guenther, of Wellesley. Hilda was born in Wilmot township, 80 years ago. Daughter of the late Edwin Doering and the late Edna Wettlaufer: Mrs. Guenther was a lifelong member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Philipsburg, where she was active in the ELW and the sewing committee. She was excellent at quilting and crocheting. Hilda was also active with the bowling league and the Wellesley Horticultural Society. Beloved mother of Marion and her husband John Cook of Baden, Linda and her husband Robert Kraehling of RR 1, St. Agatha, Roy and his wife Lorraine Guenther of RR 1, Wellesley and Neil and his wife Joanne Guenther of Wellesley. Dear sister of Roy and his wife Blanche Doering of New Hamburg and Irene Neeb and the late Walter Neeb of Wellesley. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Carl and Carol Cook, Beth and Randy Martin, Janet and Amy Kraehling, Jason and Rachael Kraehling, Laura and John Boronka, Gregory and Krista Guenther, Joshua and Jennifer Guenther and Allison and Lisa Guenther. Great-grandma of Chelsea; Chantal, Sheldon, Taylor and Colin. Predeceased by her husband, Lloyd John Guenther, December 21, 1996 and by a granddaughter, Joan Cook. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 1172 Henry St., Wellesley, where family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday from 2.4 and 7-9 p7m. At noon Friday Jan7, 2000 re moval will be made to Zion Lutheran Church for the Funeral service at 2 p.m., Pastor Eric Schultz will officiate; Burial will follow in the church cemetery.1a

1aThe Record newspaper 4 Jan 2000 
Hilda Salome Doering
 
9439 MOHR, Jane Passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener. Jane resided in Philipsburg and was born 86 years ago in Wellesley Township. She was the daughter of the late Nelson and Alma (Hohl) Doering. Beloved wife of the late Orval Mohr who predeceased her December 3, 1991. Loving mother of Wilf and Carole Mohr of New Hamburg, Arnie and Hilda Mohr of St. Agatha, Len Mohr of Baden, Tom Mohr of Tavistock and Julie and Dave Alles of Baden. Sadly missed by her 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of June Schmidt, David and Ruby Doering all of New Hamburg, Ruth and Stuart Little of Ingersoll, Lila Ramseyer of New Hamburg, Jim Doering of Kitchener and Ken Mohr of Shakespeare. Jane was predeceased by a grandson Jeremy Mohr, sisters-in-law Marlene Doering, Arnetta and Gordon Seebach, Marjorie Mohr and brothers-in-law Ken Schmidt, Robert Ramseyer and Arden and Isabel Mohr. Jane was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg. Family and friends will be received at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg, Today, February 16, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg with Pastor JR Bastvater officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. or Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg. Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca


Waterloo Region Record Feb 16 2016 
Jane Nancy Alma Doering
 
9440 Had children: Charles Ellis Doering, Jack Homer Doring and Norma Jean Doering. Lawrence Homer Doering
 
9441 After selling out in Neustadt I came to Smithville, now Wellesley, in mid-summer of 1866, 51 years ago, and started to build the first unit of the present woollen mill. To this I added from time to time building nearly every year, as both labor and material were very cheap at that time. Sometime after I bought the flour mill located here from one Lorenz Doering. The Doerings were well known as early settlers in this part of the County and pioneers in Wellesley.

Christopher and Henry Doering, from Phillipsburg, laid out the village of Wellesley and built the flour mill and a sawmill, the dam and water power having been developed by a man named Smith after whom Smithville was named. The Doerings also built and operated a general store and it was this development and their enterprise that induced others to come here and start business, among them Alexander Meyer, tinsmith; Chas. Achtenberg, tailor; John Zoeger from Petersburg, who built a store and a hotel; Peter Berdux and one Freeborn and a man named Smith, all three of whom built hotels. Every one seemed to want to have a hotel. All of these early settlers have long since departed and, hale and hearty, at 85 years of age, I feel as if I were about the only one that is left....1a

1aAutobiography of John George Reiner, Fifth Annual Report Of The Waterloo Historical Society, 1917  
Lorenz "Lawrence" Doering
 
9442 ARCHIBALD, Lorraine (nee Doering)

ARCHIBALD, Lorraine (nee Doering) 1932 - 2016 Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of J. Gordon Archibald, who predeceased her in 2013. Loving mother of Don (Kathy), David and Steven. Cherished grand- mother of Jennifer and Annika. Pre- deceased by her parents Lloyd and Wilhelmine (Minnie Doering). Also predeceased by siblings Ralph, Donald and Laverne, sister-in-law Roberta (Donald) and brother-in-law Floyd Talbot. Remembered by sisters-in-law Doris Doering, Ruby Doering and Thelma Talbot and many nieces and nephews. Lorraine was born in North East Hope Township. She grew up on a farm near Baden, ON., and later on a farm near Tavistock. Lorraine loved her family and friends and especially being a grandmother. Some of her friends date back to elementary and high school years. She has many scrapbooks, filled with fond remembrances. Lorraine's family will receive relatives and friends from 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Interment at a later date at Williamsburg Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Lorraine's memorial.

Waterloo Region Record Jan 15 2016 
Lorraine Helene Doering
 
9443 HELWIG-SEMPLE, Margaret Irene - Suddenly, with family at her side, on Saturday, April 29, 1995, at St. Mary's Hospital (in her 73rd year). Beloved wife of Robert Helwig since 1983. Predeceased by her husband, Wesley Witmer Semple (1945-1971). Loving and cherished mother of Robert and Pat Semple of England, Bruce and Jan Semple of Waterloo, William Semple of Kitchener, Bennett and Carol Semple of Nova Scotia, Marilyn and Jack Boisvert of Waterloo. Sadly missed by grandchildren, Nikki and Jill Semple of Waterloo. Fondly remembered by step-children, Lynn and David Helwig of Kitchener. Margaret was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the A.R. Goudie Eventide Home and was also a member of Bethel Missionary Church, New Dundee. Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, today (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m., with Rev. Wayne Domm officiating. Interment Union Cemetery, New Dundee. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Margaret Irene Doering
 
9444 Mr. Albert Doering, near Crosshill, received the sad news of the death of his sister, Miss Mary Doering, which occurred in Philadelphia on Wednesday of this week.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, March 14, 1907

is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Maria "Mary" Doering
 
9445 DOERING, Lloyd Louis

On Sunday, Oct. 16, 1988, at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Lloyd Doering, of 25 Louisa St., Baden. He was born in Mildmay, 87 years ago, a son of the late Louis Doering and the former Christina Heldman; he was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Baden. Beloved husband of Wilhelmine Wettlaufer, whom he married December 24, 1924. Loving father of Ralph and his wife Doris of New Hamburg. Laverne of Baden, Lorraine and her husband Gordon Archibald of Kitchener, two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Roberta Doering of Woodstock and Mrs. Ruby Doering of Shakespeare; dear brother of Helene and her husband Alex Cowley of Toronto. Sadly missed by 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one son, Donald. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St New Hamburg, after 2 o'clock pm., on Tuesday and until Wednesday, Oct 19, 1988 at noon, when transfer will be made to St. James Lutheran Church, Baden, for the service at 2 o'clock p.m., with Rev. E. Skujins officiating. Interment to follow in Fairmount cemetery, Baden.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Oct 1988 pg B11 
Ralph Lloyd Louis "Lloyd" Doering
 
9446 DOERING, Stanley Louis -- Suddenly, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 1986 at his home, RR 2, Wellesley, age 70 years, Stanley L. Doering He was the grandson of the late Henry Andrew Doering and Anna Eva Schmidt and was born in Toronto on December 9, 1915. He received his early education at SS No. 17, Wilmot, the New Hamburg Continuation School and his senior matriculation from the K-W Collegiate. In 1936, he graduated from the Stratford Teachers' College, with a first class teachers certificate. In 1968 he graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography. He spent his entire teaching career of 35 years in Waterloo County, 12 years at New Prussia, SS No. 18, 10 years at Kelly's, SS No. 6, Wellesley and 13 years at the Elmira and District Secondary School, where he was head of the Geography Department, when he retired in 1972. He was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church, Phillipsburg, and at the time of his passing was a member of the Founders' Club of the University of Western Ontario. He is survived by cousins and many acquaintances. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 40 Henry St., Wellesley, where his family will receive friends on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon Monday, Nov. 3, removal will be made to Zion Lutheran Church, for the funeral service at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Doug Krantz officiating. Interment will be made beside his lifetime friend, George N. Buchhelt in the St. Agatha RC cemetery1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 31 Oct 1986 
Stanley Louis Doering
 
9447 DOERING, Walter

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at St. Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener. Walter was a resident of Winston Park, Kitchener and was formerly of Philipsburg. He was born 89 years ago and was the son of the late Elmer and Ella (Seyler) Doering. He farmed in Philipsburg until his retirement in 1993. Walter was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg. Beloved husband of Ruth E. Doering who predeceased him on October 29, 2009. Loving father of Ronald Doering (Susan) of Waterloo, Robert Doering (Dee Hughes) and Mark (Tammy) Doering all of Kitchener. Sadly missed by grandchildren Grant (Erica), Heather, Shaun (Patty), Chris (Tina), Samantha (Matt), Elizabeth (Tayler), Brett, Madelynn, Patrick, Kylene (Tyler) and by great-grand- children Brayden, Ava, Atley, Sawyer and Liam. Lovingly remembered by his sisters Norma (Armand) Weiler and Karolyn Heubner as well as many nieces and nephews. Walter was predeceased by his brother-in-law Norris Heubner. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 15, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Joanna Miller officiating. Burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca

Waterloo Region Record 13 Jul 2016 
Walter N. D. Doering
 
9448 Doerner, A., general merchant. Was born in Germany, 1834. Has been a resident of the county since 1849.1a

1aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 (Village of Preston entries)  
August Doerner
 
9449 CLUTTERBUCK, Aurelia Marie (nee Doerner)

1921 - 2011 Passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at St. Mary's General Hospital, age 90 years. Loving mother of Carol Eller of Kitchener; dear grandmother of Lori Ann, Julie, Kathy, Robert and Susan; great-grandmother of Paul, Emily, Ashley, Jordon, Brittany, Maitland, Matthew, James and Thomas. Also survived by a brother Joseph (Doris) Doerner of R.R. 3 Wellesley. Predeceased by her parents Maria and Frank Doerner, husband Harry Clutterbuck in 1977, a son Ronald in 2009, son-in-law Reinhold Eller in 1996, brothers Frank and Carl Doerner. The Clutterbuck family will receive friends at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home 171 King St. S., Waterloo today (Friday) from 6-9 p.m. The service to celebrate Aurelia's life and faith will take place in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, February 12, 2011, at 2 p.m. Rev. Nolan Astley officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo. Reception will follow in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, condolences for the family and donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.

Waterloo Region Record 11 Feb 2011 
Aurelia Marie Doerner
 
9450 Adam Doerr

Conestogo, Jan. 9 - Adam Doerr, 87, died at his home here today after a lengthy illness. Born April 13, 1853, at Erbsville, he was an engineer at the C. M. Doerr and Co., for ten years prior to moving to Conestogo where he was a carpenter for 18 years. He retired 15 years ago. The deceased was a member of the Lutheran church. Surviving are two brothers, Edward and Charles M., of Kitchener, five sons, John, Ralph, and Elmer of Kitchener, Clayton of Saskatoon and Abram of Detroit, four daughters, Mrs. Arden Bott, Mrs. L. M. Dahmer and Mrs. Louis Bauman of Kitchener and Mrs. L. Nahrgang of Winnipeg, 23 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The funeral, which will be public, will be held from the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., with internment at the East End Mennonite cemetery. Rev. S. J. Wittig will conduct the services. The remains are resting at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home.

Kitchener Daily Record, January 9, 1941 
Adam Doerr
 
9451 Mrs. A. E. Bott

The death occurred suddenly at noon today of Mrs. Anna E. Bott, 46 Ellen St. West. Mrs. Bott was born at Blenheim 58 years ago but had resided in Kitchener practically all her life. She was a daughter of the late Adam Doerr and Lavina Bechtel. In 1907 she was married in Kitchener to the late Arden E. Bott, who predeceased her two years ago. A member of Trinity United Church she was active in the work of women's organizations there. Mrs. Bott was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Queen Anne Chapter I.O.O.F., and for more than 25 years a member of the K-W Orphanage Board, serving on the children's committee. Surviving are five brothers, John Doerr of Hamilton, Ralph and Elmer Doerr of Kitchener; Clayton Doerr of Saskatoon, William Doerr of Detroit; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Nahrgang of Marmora, Ont., Mrs. Louis (Priscilla) Dahmer of Kitchener, and Mrs. Louis (Rudella) Bauman of Kitchener. The body is resting at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home until Tuesday at 2 p.m. when service will be held prior to internment in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Rev. E. O. Seymour, minister of Trinity Church, will officiate.

Kitchener Daily Record, August 30, 1947 
Anna Eva Doerr
 
9452 Death of Mrs. Wm. Rittinger of Kitchener.

The death took place at Kitchener on Sunday, February 29th, of Mrs. William Rittinger, in her 58th year. She had been ill for about five weeks but hopes were entertained for her recovery. A turn for the worse, however, set in and she passed away early Sunday morning.

The late Mrs. Rittinger was born in Kitchener and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Doerr of that city. Thirty-eight years ago she was married to Mr. Wm. Rittinger, who with four daughters survives.

The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon from her late residence on Frederick street to Mount Hope cemetery for interment.

New Hamburg Independent, March 5, 1920 
Catharine Caroline "Katie" Doerr
 
9453 University of Waterloo Collection Charles H. Doerr
 
9454 Prominent Kitchener Manufacturer Was Ill for Four Weeks

Charles H. Doerr, prominent Kitchener manufacturer and former Public Utilities Commissioner, died at the K-W Hospital last night following a four-week illness. Death resulted from pneumonia following an operation. Deceased was 72 years old. Born at New Dundee, Oct. 31, 1866, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Doerr, he attended the public school there. He came to Kitchener as a young man and in 1892 founded the firm of C.H. Doerr and Company, confection manufacturers, becoming president of the concern at its incorporation in 1919. As an industrialist be became a member of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association and also of the Kitchener Board of Trade.

Former Alderman

Keenly interested in municipal affairs, he was elected to the Town Council in 1900, serving for three years. He retired in 1902. He came back to public life in April, 1919 when he was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Public Utilities Commission caused by the death of D. B. Detweiler. He served continuously until Dec. 31, 1937, when he retired. From 1933 to 1937 he was vice-chairman of the board. In his younger days he took an active interest in sports and was one of the original supporters of hockey. With a group of other men he was responsible for the erection of the Kitchener Auditorium on Queen street south, being one of the original directors. He was also actively identified with baseball, continuing his interest in sports after retiring from active participation in athletic organizations.

On Church Council

As a Lutheran he was closely identified with St. Peter's church serving up to the time of his death on the church council. He is survived by his wife Louise Glebe, one grandson, Carl M. Doerr, and one brother, Edward, of this city. Deceased was one of the early members of the old Lancaster Club and he was also a member of the North Waterloo Conservative Association. The funeral will be private from his late residence, 136 Weber street west, at 2.30 Saturday afternoon followed by a public service at St. Peter's Lutheran church at three o'clock. Rev. A. W. Lotz will officiate. Internment will be made at Mount Hope cemetery. The remains will be resting at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home until 10 o'clock when they will be removed to the residence.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, June 12, 1941 
Charles H. Doerr
 
9455 Years Served: 1901 Charles H. Doerr
 
9456 A-2-182 Christian Doerr Letter of Administration of the estate of Christian Doerr late of the Township of Wellesley, Yeoman, who died on or about the thirteenth day of August 1862 at the Township of Wellesley, intestate, and had at the time of his death a fixed place of abode at the Township of Wellesley, were granted to Philip Doerr of the Township of Wellesley, Yeoman, the only son resident in Upper Canada of the said intestate, he having been first sworn faithfully to administer the same by paying his just debts and distributing the the residue (if any) of his personal estate and effects according to law…

Letters granted 24th February 1863
Died 13th August 18621a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Christian Doerr
 
9457 CLARA BELLE CLAIRMONT

Clara Belle Clairmont of Marycrest Nursing Home in Peterborough and formerly of Marmora. passed away on Tues.. Oct. 11. 1983. in her 93rd year. Mrs. Clairmont was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Doerr and was the wife of the late Joseph Dubord Clairmont. She is survived by her children Delores (Mrs. Fred Smith) of Belleville. Helen (Mrs. John Raeside) Glasgow. Scotland. Mamie (Mrs. Andrew Noble) of Sudbury. Lewis Nahrgang of Prince George. B.C., Lillian (Mrs. Art Logan) of Peterborough and John of Cobourg. Also surviving Mrs. Clairmont is a sister. Priscilla (Mrs. Lewis Dahmer of Kitchener) anti 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchild.

The funeral service took place at the Cassidy Funeral Chapel on Fri.. Oct. 14 with the Rev. Walter Mitter officiating. Interment took place at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Pallbearers were Pat Logan. Err Nahrgang. Dana Nahrgang. Chris Nahrgang. Bob Noble and Rick Noble. 
Clara Bell Doerr
 
9458 EDWARD DOERR

Edward Doerr, 78. last surviving member of the Carl Doerr family, died early today at the K-W Hospital following an illness of two months. He resided at 131 Louisa Street. He was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Doerr in Blenheim Township, Oct. 27, 1865. Mr. Doerr was formerly an employee of the Doerr Candy Co. for many years, and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, He was married to Ellabeth Weber, Who survives him. Feb. 5, 1889. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Theodore (Irene) Lauten-schlager of Petersburg and Mrs. Theodore (Carrie) Bergen of Kitch-ener. Six grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. A funeral service will be held from the home of his daughter. Mrs, Theodore Bergen, 88 Edward Street, Sunday at 2 o'clock with a church service at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Arthur Eissfeldt, pastor of St. Paul's Luthern Paul's Luth-eran Church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Petersburg Cemetery. The remains are resting at th Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until 9 a.m.. Saturday, when removal will he made to 88 Edward Street.1a

1aThe Kitchener Daily Record 6 Apr 1944
 
Edward C. Doerr
 
9459 EILEEN BORHO 1928 - 2007 Passed away peacefully, on January 28, 2007 at Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre, at the age of 78 years. Eileen, God called you home to the heavens above, within our hearts we will treasure your love. You are a very special person and touched many lives, you will be truly missed. Eileen is survived by her daughter, Darlene (Douglas) Montag of Kitchener; granddaughters, Christine Montag and Julie (Gerrie) Molenaar and great-grandchildren, Samantha, Steven, Brian and Nicolas. She is also survived by her sisters, Mary Ann Andrews, Helen Steffler and Marlene Reist. Eileen was predeceased by her beloved husband, Alfred; twin sister, Corrine Garvey; sister, Leona Zister and brothers, Elmer, Jerome and Cyril Doerr. Friends are invited to share their memories of Eileen with her family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers will be held at 8:45 p.m. at the funeral home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi RC Church, 49 Blueridge Ave., Kitchener on Wednesday, February 7 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph de Viveiros, C.R. as celebrant. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Family and friends are invited back to Erb & Good Family Funeral Home for a luncheon following the interment. Condolences for the family and donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Eileen, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning program by the funeral home.

The Record Feb 2 2007 
Eileen Doerr
 
9460 Elmer B. Doerr

Following an illness of three months, Elmer B. Doerr, 69, of Kitchener, died last Saturday at K-W Hospital. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Doerr, he was born June 8th, 1887 in Blenheim township. He was employed at the Anthes-Baetz furniture company, was an elder of Trinity United Church and a member of the Christian Business Men's Association. His marriage to the former Clara Zinkann, who survives, took place in 1909. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Ida Nahrgang. Also surviving are two sons, Ralph and Woodrow, New Hamburg; two daughters, Mrs. Lewis W. (Marville) Hahn, New Hamburg; and Mrs. Lloyd (Phyllis) Current, Kitchener; four brothers, John and Ralph of Kitchener, Clayton of Saskatoon; William of East Tawas, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. L. M. (Priscilla) Dahmer and Mrs. J. D. (Clara) Clairmont, of Marmora; and eight grandchildren. Two sisters predeceased him. Funeral services were conducted on Monday afternoon at the Trinity United Memorial Chapel, with Rev. O. P. Hossie officiating. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

New Hamburg Independent, November 16, 1956 
Elmer Bechtel Doerr
 
9461 Ervin Doerr, 79, of 107 Water St. N., died today at K-W Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Doerr was born in New Hamburg and resided in Kitchener the past 33 years. He had been employed by the Wunder Furniture Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and Dominion Electrohome Industries Ltd., retiring in 1962. He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Surviving are one son, Wilfred H. Doerr and a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Mabel) Copley, both of Kitchener. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Barbara Ludwig, in 1952, one sister and one brother. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where funeral service will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday by Rev. Dr. John Schmieder of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, October 19, 1965 
Ervin Doerr
 
9462 Bergen, Mrs. Carrie - Passed away, peacefully, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1992, at the home of her daughter, in Welland, the former Carrie Doerr, in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Theodore Bergen, who predeceased her in 1980. Loving mother of Irene and her husband Dan Pakrul of Welland, Gordon Bergen and his wife Lois of Kitchener; grandmother of Peter, Philip and Deborah Pakrul, Shelley and her husband Jamie Kropf, Tom Bergen and his wife Eileen, Steven Bergen and his wife Corrine; great-grandmother of Matthew, Meghan and Jillian Kropf, Elissa, Patrick and Jonathan Sweeney-Bergen. Predeceased by her sisters, Irene Lautenschlager and Louisa Koehler; her brothers, Wilfred and Edward; her parents, Edward and Elizabeth (nee Weber) Doerr and her grandson, Mark Pakrul. Mrs. Bergen was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Queen Street South), Kitchener. Visitation at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, this evening (Thursday), 7-9 p.m. and Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 137 Queen St. S., Kitchener on Saturday at 2 p.m. Internment Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Petersburg. Rev. Allan Scharlach and Rev. Dennis Bylund officiating. Memorial gifts to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Handbell Fund, Concordia Lutheran Seminary, St. Catharines, Lutheran Bible Translators or Lutheran Hour, gratefully acknowledged.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, December 17, 1992 
Harriet Carolina "Carrie" Doerr
 
9463 Lautenschlager, Mrs. Irene - Peacefully, on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1989, at Freeport Hospital Health Care Village, Irene (nee Doerr) Lautenschlager, in her 99th year, of Kitchener and formerly a resident of Petersburg for many years. Beloved wife of the late Theodore Lautenschlager, who predeceased her November 20, 1965. Dear mother of Earl and his wife Dorothy of Kitchener, Lloyd and his wife Helen of Elmira, Carl and his wife Gertrude of Petersburg, Loving grandmother of Bruce and his wife Joan of Kitchener, Brian and his wife Nellie of Cambridge (G), Earl and his wife Connie of Morden, Man., Larry and his wife Carol of Elmira, Judy and her husband John Mundell of Orillia and 12 great-grandchildren. Sister of Mrs. Carrie Bergen. Lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister, Louise Koehler. Mrs Lautenschlager was a member of Holy Cross Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Petersburg. Visitation at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, this evening (Thursday) 7-9 p.m. and Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 322 East Ave., Kitchener, on Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Lloyd Wentzlaff will conduct the service. Interment Emmanuel Lutheran cemetery, Petersburg. Memorial donations to the Lutheran Hour or Lutherwood gratefully acknowledged.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, November 9, 1989 
Irene Doerr
 
9464 John Doerr, formerly a resident of Berlin, died Saturday morning in Rochester. Approximately a year ago, he was infected with intestinal bleeding, but had apparently recovered from it and had visited his brother-in-law, Mr. Wm. Rittinger, in Berlin twice in the summer. On the Monday before last, he felt ill and on Tuesday, the bleeding began again, whereupon, he lost consciousness. The deceased was born in Berlin and after he grew up, was employed for eight or nine years in Peter Good's shop. He lived in Rochester for over twenty years and ran a large grocery store there with the greatest success. As a result of his illness, he rented out his store a few months ago. He leaves behind his widow and four children, as well as his aged father, Mr. Conrad Doerr, and a sister, Mrs. Wm. Rittinger, both of Berlin. The burial took place on Saturday. - Translated by: Patricia Kauk1a

1aBerliner Journal 5 Nov 1903 - pg 4 Col 5 
John Doerr
 
9465 John H. Doerr

After a brief illness, John H. Doerr, 83, of 20 John St. West, Waterloo, died Tuesday at K-W Hospital. Born Jan. 9, 1878, in Wilmot Township, Mr. Doerr was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Doerr. He lived in the Twin Cities most of his life and worked as a salesman for Dare's Ltd. for more than 40 years. He retired in 1941. Mr. Doerr was a member of Alma Street United Brethern Church. His wife, the former Emily Isabelle Ewen, predeceased him in April of 1958 Surviving are a son, Jack G. of Toronto; two daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Nora) Rau of Windsor, Mrs. Arthur (Nina) Stevens of Waterloo; two brothers, Clayton B. of Saskatoon and William B. of Bay City, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Louis (Priscilla) Dahmer of Kitchener, Mrs. J. D. Clairmont of Marmora, and 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where funeral service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. by Rev. A. Ward Woolner. Burial will be in First Mennonite Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, November 1, 1961 
John Doerr
 
9466 Catharine is reported to have been born in Habach, Bavaria, Germany, documentation needed. Katharina Doerr
 
9467 Passed away on Monday August 27, 2012 at Grand River Hospital, Freeport Health Centre, Kitchener in his 77th year. Lee resided in Kitchener and was raised in Baden. He was the son of the late Wilfred & Cora (Miller) Doerr. Beloved husband of the late Thelma (Gascho) Doerr who predeceased him November 21, 1997. Loving father of Brenda & husband Karl Witzke of Kitchener, Carol & husband Alan Arnold of Waterloo, Gail & husband Gary DeRochie of Kingston, William (Bill) Doerr of Toronto. Loving grandfather of Carol, Ginny & Karl Witzke, Ashley & Andrew Arnold, Jamie and Jarid Beattie and step-grandson Gil DeRochie. Remembered by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Lee was predeceased by his sister Lola Doerr. Lee (Squeek) retired after many years from E & E Seegmiller and was a former member of the Wilmot Rod & Gun Club. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Wednesday August 29, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.. A family service will take place on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment in Fairmont Cemetery, Baden. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Grand River Hospital Foundation, Freeport Health Centre. On line condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 28 Aug 2012 
Lee Henry Doerr
 
9468 Louisa Koehler, wife of Harry Koehler, ill since early January, passed away at her home in Heidelberg on Saturday in her 36th year. Deceased, born in Petersburg, Dec. 30, 1896, daughter of Edward Doerr and Elizabeth Weber, became the bride of Harry Koehler in August, 1919, in Kitchener. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Heidelberg. Her father, Edward ?, city, her husband and one daughter, Bernice, at home survive with two sisters, Mrs. Theo. Bierwagen, city, and Mrs. Theo. Lautenschlager, Petersburg. The funeral will be held on Tuesday with services at her late home in Heidelberg at 2 o'clock and thence to the Heidelberg Lutheran Church at 2:00. Burial will be made in the Heidelberg Cemetery. Rev. Mr. Lamack will officiate.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record 18 Apr 1932 pg 15 
Louisa K. Doerr
 
9469 Mrs. Mary Schenk, widow of Casper Schenk, passed away on Tuesday at her home, 27 Albert south, in her 79th year. Mrs. Schenk was born in Waterloo county on Sept. 3, 1854. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Her husband predeceased her five years ago. Two sons and four daughters survive. They are: George, city, John of Waterloo township, Mrs. Barbara Whittle, Mrs. Annie Musselman, Miss Elizabeth Schenk, Mrs. S. Henchrach, all of Kitchener. Five brothers, Adam Doerr, Conestogo, Henry Doerr, in Michigan, Conrad, Edward and Charles Doerr, all of this city also survive with 20 grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon with services at her late home, Albert south, at 2 o'clock thence to St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Internment will take place in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery. Dr. H. A. Sperling will officiate.


Kitchener Daily Record, May 3, 1933 
Mary Doerr
 
9470 Stevens, Mrs. Nina E. - At the K-W Hospital, on Friday, June 13, 1980, suddenly as a result of a heart attack, the former Nina Emily Doerr, of 195 Natchez Rd., Apt. 805, Kitchener, aged 61 years; a member of Zion United Church. Mother of Arthur, Ronald, Earl, Mrs. Walter (Joy) Luft, Mrs. Garry (Joanne) Smiley, Mrs. Daniel (Norma June) Nagy, Mrs. David (Barbara Anne) Trebinski, Mrs. Robert (Debbie) Dietz, Mrs. Wayne (Cheryl) Schrader and Mrs. John (Wendy) Etmanski, all of Kitchener; sister of John Doerr and Mrs. Gordon (Nora) Rau, both of Windsor; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. Predeceased by her parents and her husband, Arthur in 1977. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. Saturday, where funeral services will be held from the chapel on Monday, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Frederick Roberts officiating. Internment will be in Woodland cemetery. Donations to the Ontario Heart Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society may be made as expressions of sympathy.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, June 13, 1980 
Nina E. Doerr
 
9471 Current, Mrs. Lloyd (Phyllis) - At her home, 287 Longfellow Dr., Waterloo, on Saturday, Dec. 2, 1972, Phyllis Doerr, a Twin City resident all her life and a member of Trinity United Church; born Dec. 2, 1914, a daughter of the late Elmer B. Doerr and the former Clara Belle Zinkan; wife of Lloyd Current; mother of Stephanie at home, and Kim Current of London, Ont; grandmother of Grand and Brian; sister of Marville (Mrs. Lewis Hahn), Kitchener, and Ralph and Woodrow Doerr, both of New Hamburg. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener after 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral and committal service in the chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m., with Dr. Frank H. Morgan officiating. Internment Mount Hope cemetery, Kitchener. The family will be in attendance at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; also Monday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Red Cross Society or the Canadian Cancer Society may be made as expressions of sympathy.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, December 2, 1972 
Phillis Kerine Doerr
 
9472 Dahmer, Mrs. Priscilla (Louis) - Peacefully, after a brief illness, at St. Mary's Hospital, on Saturday, April 18, 1987, Priscilla Dahmer (nee Doerr), age 92 years, of 250 Frederick St., Kitchener. Mrs. Dahmer was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and was the last surviving member of her family. Beloved wife of the late Louis M. Dahmer. Dear mother of Horace and his wife Joan of RR 5, Guelph. Lovingly remembered by her six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents; one son, Royden in March, 1986; five brothers and three sisters. Funeral and committal service for Mrs. Dahmer will be held in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Tuesday at 4 p.m., with Dr. Barton Beglo officiating. Internment Woodland cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged. There will be no visitation at the funeral home prior to the service.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, April 20, 1987 
Priscilla Doerr
 
9473 Ralph B. Doerr, 75, of 139 Wellington St. North, retired vice-president and general manager of the former C.H. Doerr Biscuit Company, died Wednesday at K-W Hospital. Mr. Doerr began his career at the age of 13 with the Doerr company, now Dare Foods Ltd. At 17 he became a salesman and traveled throughout Waterloo County with a wagon and four horses. He became manager and later vice-president until the plant was destroyed by fire in 1943. He was associated with this company 45 years. Later he became active in the life insurance business and was a member of the Production Club. He was actively engaged in the insurance business until two years ago. Born in September, 1885, in Blenheim Township, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Doerr. He was a member of Trinity United Church. His wife, the former Maria Seldon, whom he married in November, 1911, in Ingersoll, survives. Other survivors are three sons, Dr. Ralph S. Doerr, Kenneth S. and Douglas S., all of Toronto; three brothers, John of Waterloo, Clayton B. of Saskatoon, and Abraham B. of Bay City, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Louis (Priscilla) Dahmer of Kitchener and Mrs. Joseph (Clara) BuBord of Marmora, Ont. and one grandchild. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where the funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Rev. O.P. Hossie, minister of Trinity United Church, will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, April 20, 1961 
Ralph B. Doerr
 
9474 Doerr, Ralph - At St. Mary's Hospital, following a brief illness, on Thursday, Aug. 6, 1992. Ralph Doerr, dear husband and loving helpmate of Mae (Johnson) Doerr, whom he married September 27, 1933. Dear brother to Marville (Mrs. Lewis Hahn) of Kitchener and Woody Doerr and his wife Kaye of New Hamburg and will be sorrowfully missed by his many nieces and nephews and by his great-nieces and great-nephews. A love brother-in-law to Grace Murray of Ripley, Edna and her husband Bill Reid of Tara, Phyllis and her husband Russell Smith of Port Elgin and Ruth and her husband Gordon Ribey of Underwood. Besides his parents, Ralph was predeceased by his sister, Phyllis Current and her husband Lloyd. Mr. Doerr having resided in New Hamburg for more than 40 years was a very active member of Zion Untied Church and devoted most of his working career at Hahn Brass (now Stanley Works) prior to his moving to Kitchener, where he then joined and became active in Trinity United Church. Mae and her family will receive friends at the Westmount Funeral Home, 1001 Ottawa St. S. (at Westmount Road), Kitchener, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon Saturday transfer will be made to trinity United Church where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., The Rev. Dr. Rod Sykes officiating. Internment will be made at Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin on arrival of motors on Monday, August 10 at 1 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, August 6, 1992 
Ralph Royden Doerr
 
9475 SPAHR.---DOERR
On the 29. ult., at New Hamburg, by Rev. S. R. Kneehtel, Hartmann Spahr, of New Hamburg to Susanna Doerr of Milvcrton.

New Hamburg Independent 4 Mar 1892 pg 3 
Susanna Doerr
 
9476 Succumbs to Pneumonia on Day of Wife's Funeral; Infant Child Survives.

Double Bereavement


With the sad death of Mr. Webourne Oswell Doerr, on Wednesday evening, following the passing of his wife, whose remains were laid to rest on Wednesday, there has come a double bereavement to this home, the only member of the family remaining being their fourteen months old son. Both young people were victims of the Spanish influenza. A week ago Sunday Mr. Doerr took ill, but despite the most tender nursing and care he succumbed on Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock to pneumonia. The late Mr. Doerr was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Doerr and was born in this city 28 years ago. He received his schooling in Kitchener, including a business course at the business college, after which he was identified with his brother in the wholesale confectionary business. After traveling for a number of years he became assistant manager of the company, which position he had held for the past five years. About two years ago he was married to Miss Merner of Waterloo, who predeceased him only a few days. He leaves his parents and an infant son aged 14 months. The funeral will take place on Saturday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Doerr, 236 Weber St. West, to Mount Hope cemetery for internment. The late Mr. and Mrs. Doerr were highly esteemed by their hosts of friends, by whom their passing will be deeply mourned. The heartfelt sympathy of a wide acquaintanceship will be extended to the grief stricken parents in the double bereavement which has been experienced.

Berlin Daily Telegraph, October 10, 1918 
Webourne Oswell Doerr
 
9477 DOERR, Wilfred H. (Wilf) \emdash Following a lengthy illness, at Central Park Lodge, Kitchener. on Saturday, July 21, 1990, in his 88th year, and formerly of Allan Street East, Waterloo. Mr. Doerr farmed for many years, was retired as a carpenter, a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo and a lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Waterloo Branch 530. Beloved husband of Margaret (Henry); dear father of Marjorie and her husband Joe Miller, Betty and her husband Doug Watson, Shirley and her husband Jim Law, all of Waterloo and John and his wife Margaret of Kitchener. Survived by a son-in-law, Herman Wuergler of Waterloo and a sister, Frieda (Mrs. Gordon Holmes) of Milverton. Sadly missed by 13 grandchildren, two step-grand-children, seven great-grandchildren and one step-great-granddaughter.
Predeceased by a daughter, Isabelle Wuergler; grandson, Steven Watson; parents, August and Louise Doerr a brother, Clarence and a sister. Dora Schoenhals. Mr. Doerr's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home 171 King St, S. Waterloo today (Monday), 2.4 and 7-9 p m. Funeral service to be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Tues. day at 2 Am., Rev Brooke Ashfield officiating. Interment Parkview cemetery, Waterloo. As expressions of sympathy, dona-tions can be made to the K-W Hospital Building Fund
Friends and relatives are invited to the Reception Room of the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, for a time of fellowship and refreshments with the family. following the committal service at Parkview cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Jul 1990 
Wilfred H. Doerr
 
9478 Wilfred Peter, the 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Doerr, near Petersburg, died last Thursday night after a lingering illness. The funeral took place to the Petersburg cemetery on Sunday forenoon. We extend to the bereaved parents our sincere sympathy.

New Hamburg Independent, December 18, 1908 
Wilfred P. Doerr
 
9479 Doerr, Woodrow E. (Woody) - In his 77th year, of 199 Hope St. E., Tavistock, died Saturday, June 10, 1995, at Stratford General Hospital, following a brief illness. Formerly of New Hamburg, he was born in Kitchener, a son of the late Elmer and Clara (Zinken) Doerr. He was a member of Zion United Church, New Hamburg and had retired from Stanley Works, New Hamburg. Woody was a member of the Wilmot Township Committee of Adjustment, an active member of the New Hamburg Lawn Bowling Club, a member of Foxwood Golf Club and past president and life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 532, New Hamburg. Woody has served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War. Beloved husband of Katherine (Kaye) Luckhart who predeceased him January 27, 1993. Loving father of Terry and her husband Gary Pfaff of Millgrove, Gaye Ellen Dahl of Kitchener, Cathy and her husband Dale Winhold of Stratford; dear grandfather to Chris and Todd, Richard and David, Mark and Scott. Fondly remembered by his in-laws, Ruth Luckhart of New Hamburg, Rex and Marj Luckhart of Chesley, Mae Doerr and Lewis Hahn, both of Kitchener, Bill Templin of Mississauga; special niece, Laura Templin of Toronto; his many nieces and nephews and cherished friends. He was predeceased by his grandson, Eric; his brother, Ralph Doerr and his two sisters, Marville Hahn and Phyllis Current. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, today (Monday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Transfer will be made on Tuesday at noon to Zion United Church for the service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Robert Thaler officiating. Burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Oxford Home Care, Canadian Cancer Society or the Palliative Care Unit of Stratford General Hospital would be appreciated by the family. There will be a legion memorial service today (Monday) at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Record, June 12, 1995 
Woodrow Elmer "Woody" Doerr
 
9480 MRS. STEPHEN ALLEMANG In ill health for the past year, Mrs. Christina Allemang, 79, passed away at her home, Walker street, Elmira, on Wednesday, June 18. Born in Heidelberg, deceased had been a resident of Elmira for the past 50 years. Her husband predeceased her in 1921. Mrs. Allemang was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church. Surviving are two daughters, Edith, Mrs. Ted Rekofski of Kitchener, and Louise, Mrs. Joseph Arbuckle, of Elmira. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock from Dreisinger's Funeral Chapel with burial in the Elmira cemetery. Rev. K. A. Kriesel, Waterloo officiated.1a

1aElmira Signet 19 Jun 1941 
Anna Christina "Christina" Doersam
 
9481 Mrs. John Berscht was born in Wellesley in 1852, and has resided here continuously ever since. In early life she was united in marriage to Mr. Berscht who with a family of Carrie, Lizzie, John, William, Albert, Edna, Herbert and Wilfrid, are surviving and all were present at the large funeral on Sunday except John, who resides at Didsbury, Alta. For over a year past she has been confined to her room, latterly growing worse until eleven o'clock on Thursday night when she quietly passed away. Wellesley Maple Leaf, October 12, 1905.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, October 12, 1905

Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Barbara Doersam
 
9482 Mrs. Caroline Ruthig

While visiting her son, Albert Ruthig in Stratford, Mrs. Caroline Ruthig of Preston passed away as the result of a heart attack. Mrs. Ruthig had been in Stratford about two months. Prior to moving to Preston three years ago, Mrs. RuthIg had resided in Winnipeg, Newton and Waterloo. The deceased is survived by four sons, three daughters, three brothers and two sisters. Twenty-five grandchildren also servive. Interment will be made in Preston on Saturday.

Kitchener Daily Record 22 Feb 1929 pg 3 
Caroline Doersam
 
9483 MRS. JACOB KUHL

Mrs. Jacob Kuhl, Detroit. visitor to Kitchener on numerous occasions, passed away yesterday afternoon. Word was received by her niece Robort Losch, R.R.3, Kitchener. Deceased was ths former Christine Doersam.

Kitchener Daily Record 26 Jun 1945 pg 13 
Christina Doersam
 
9484 Death removed another well-known and esteemed citizen in the person of Mr. Jacob Doersam, who died suddenly this morning at 10:30 o'clock after a brief illness. Although in ill health during the past few months he was able to be up and about until Thursday, since which time he has been confined to his bed. About a week ago he contracted a severe cold which hastened his death, the direct cause of which was a paralytic stroke. The late Mr. Doersam was born in St. Agatha, Aug, 17th, 1853, removing to Waterloo with his parents when a young man. For fourteen years he conducted a cigar store but about six years ago disposed of the business and the past few years carried on a successful book and stationery business on King St.

The late Mr. Doersam, who was of an unassuming disposition, was held in much esteem by his fellow townsmen and a wide circle of friends who will sincerely regret his sudden passing. He was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church.

About twenty-five years ago he was married to Miss Carrie Laibs. After her death he was married to Miss Katharine Merklinger about twenty years ago, who survives, together with the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Ruthig, Preston; George, Warren, Ill.; Peter, Ayton; John, Saginaw, Mich.; Kate (Mrs. Witmer), Detroit, Mich.; Louisa (Mrs. Hiffler), Rochester, N.Y.; Emma (Mrs. Froehlich), Clinton, Mich.; and Hilda of Waterloo. The funeral will be held at 2:03 o'clock on Thursday afternoon from the late residence to St. John's Lutheran Church for services and thence to Mount Hope Cemetery for interment. 
Jacob G. "Jake" Doersam
 
9485 Event Description: No reason given Mary Doersam
 
9486 DOERSAM, Raymond John (Buster) - Passed away, peacefully, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, in his 79th year. Dear husband of 58 years of Mabel (nee Maes) of Kitchener; loving father of Mike and his wife Sally of Kitchener, Dianne Cerjak and her husband Tony of St. Clements and Judy Enomoto and her husband Philip of Hawaii. He will be sadly missed by his five loving grandchildren, Jennifer, Michele, Tony, Mikela and Andrew and two great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Jordan. Also survived by his sister, Mrs. Margaret Halsall of Willowdale.

Predeceased by his brother, Peter and sisters, Dorothy Schuett and Irene Baker. Buster was a past employee of L.C.B.O. in Kitchener-Waterloo, was a prominent sports figure in the Ayton area and spent many years on the golf course in his later years. Buster's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, this evening (Wednesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home, Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by the funeral mass at St. Teresa's RC Church on Friday, Oct. 31, 1997 at 10 a.m. Interment at Ayton Cemetery on Friday at 3 p.m.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Grand River Hospital Foundation K-W Health Centre would be appreciated. Popsie was a very loving and caring man who will be missed by his family and friends. A special thanks to Drs. Pace, Rennie and Bodkin and nursing staff of K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital.1a

1aThe Record 29 Oct 1997  
Raymond John "Buster" Doersam
 
9487 Woman Dies Due to Burns

Mrs. George Fink Found On Knees in Room With Clothes Aflame


WELLESLEY - June 10 - Mrs. George Fink of the third line, Wellesley, died about 11 a.m. yesterday as the result of fatal burns she had suffered during the night when her clothing apparently caught fire while she attempted to light an oil lamp.

According to reports available, Mrs. Fink, who suffered an illness that prevented her going to bed, was alone downstairs at the time. Her daughter, Anna, and two sons, William and Henry, Hanover, were wakened about 2:30 a.m. by the sound of her body falling to the floor from the chair in which she had been sitting.

FOUND ON KNEES


Rushing downstairs, Henry, who had been visiting in the house over the weekend, found his mother on her knees on the floor with her clothing a mass of flames. A large circle of linoleum on the floor around her was blazing. She was conscious when found, it is reported, but it is believed that she must have struck her head in falling, rendering her temporarily unconscious and preventing her calling for assistance.

A coal oil lamp was found overturned on the floor but it had not been ignited. The chimney of the lamp was smashed. From this evidence, it is believed that the aged woman attempted to light the lamp, and in doing so it overturned spilling oil on her clothing. In some manner, the match ignited the oil and instantly she was enveloped in flames.

BORN IN WOOLWICH

Born in Woolwich township, Feb. 10, 1855, Mrs. Fink was predeceased by her husband ten years ago. She is survived by three sons, William, at home, Henry of Hanover, Charles of Doon; two daughters, Anna at home, and Mrs. Lillian Miller of Wellesley, one sister, Mrs. Gustave Miller of Brantford and 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Public funeral service will be conducted from the family residence at 2 p.m. Thursday to St. Paul's Canada Lutheran church for service, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. W. Schultz of Philipsburg will officiate. Interment will be in the cemetery adjoining the church.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record 10 Jun 1941


 
Sophia Doersam
 
9488 Lived with Adam Doersam William Doersam
 
9489 DOHERTY, Aloysius

On Friday, Dec, 13, 1974, at St. Mary's Hospital, age 74 years, beloved husband of Sylvia Goetz, of 6 South St., Elmira, dear father of Gladys of Elmira, Mrs. Joseph (Evelyn) Brennan of London; brother of Herbert of Kitchener, Patrick of Route 4, Stratford and Thomas of Linwood; two granddaughters also survive; one brother predeceased him. Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, after 7 p.m. today. Funeral on Monday, Dec. 16, for prayers at the funeral parlor at 10 a.m. Removal will then be made to St. Theresa's RC Church for requiem mass at 10:30. Burial in the Catholic cemetery. Parish rosary on Sunday at 8 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Dec 1974 pg 35 
Aloysius Doherty
 
9490 George was born in Preston and spend most of his life in the town. When he was young he joined that staff of the Preston Progress to learn the printing trade. later working with the Galt Reformer and Galt Reporter. Travelled west in 1911, returned in 1912 and with his brothers Lawrence and Cornelius started "The Prestonian" weekly newspaper.1a

1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book] 
Cornelius Peter Doherty
 
9491 George was born in Preston and spend most of his life in the town. When he was young he joined that staff of the Preston Progress to learn the printing trade. later working with the Galt Reformer and Galt Reporter. Travelled west in 1911, returned in 1912 and with his brothers Lawrence and Cornelius started "The Prestonian" weekly newspaper.1a

1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book] 
George August Doherty
 
9492 DOHERTY, Gladys Catherine

At Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital on Friday, March 26, 2010 in her 86th year. Gladys Doherty of Elmira is the beloved aunt of Kim VanWiechen and her husband Peter and Brenda Reilly and her husband Paul all of London, and great-aunt of Matthew, Katelyn and Jordan VanWiechen and Ailish and Ian Reilly. She was predeceased by her sister Evelyn Brennan (1977) and her parents Aloysius and Sylvia Doherty. Gladys was a faithful member of St. Teresa of Avila RC Church, where she was a member of the CWL and the choir. She was a retired employee of Uniroyal Chemical after 35 years of service. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, on Monday from 1:30-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers will be recited in the funeral home on Monday, at 2 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Church with interment to follow in St. Teresa Cemetery, Elmira. In Gladys' memory, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com

Waterloo Region Record 4 Apr 2010 
Gladys Catherine Doherty
 
9493 The death of Mr. Jas. Doherty occurred at the home of his mother in Stratford early last week in his 43rd year. He was raised on the boundary line, just west of Nithburg, where he spent the greater part of his life. Owing to failing health he sold his farm last year and retired to Stratford where his mother took care of him in his last days. Deceased was a familiar figure in Wellesley village as well as in this district where he his wide circle of friends to regret his early demise.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, February 19, 1903


Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
James Doherty
 
9494 Married William Jack 12 Jun 1918 Mornington, Perth, Ontario Janet Riddle Doherty
 
9495 DOHERTY, John P. Unexpectedly at his home in Kitchener, on Sunday, April 29, 2012, John, in his 63rd year. Beloved best friend and fiancé of Sharon Hunsperger. Loving father of Jason (Jennifer) of Kitchener, Tanya Solberg (Jon) of Whitehorse, Yukon, Tracey Soehner (Craig) of Palmerston and Tammy Kehn (Al) of Kitchener. Will be sadly missed by his six grandsons, one granddaughter and brother Joseph (Maggie) of Linwood. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Mary (nee Runstedler), grandson Justin in infancy and siblings; Anna, Sarah, Leonard in infancy and Pauline. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the FUTHER-FRANKLIN FUNERAL HOME , 1172 Henry Street, Wellesley on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Linwood, for Funeral Mass on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Macton. Donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. www.futher-franklinfuneralhome.com1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 30 Apr 2012 
John P. Doherty
 
9496 George was born in Preston and spend most of his life in the town. When he was young he joined that staff of the Preston Progress to learn the printing trade. later working with the Galt Reformer and Galt Reporter. Travelled west in 1911, returned in 1912 and with his brothers Lawrence and Cornelius started "The Prestonian" weekly newspaper.1a

1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book] 
Lawrence Doherty
 
9497 1871 - Isabella Polace is in the same household as Peter Heifer. Isabella Dolace
 
9498 Article in Freeport [Ill] Standard, 22 July '22 on family reunion.

Joseph Schneider, b. Waterloo Canada, Feb. 29, 1836 on a farm. Attended St. Agatha schools. Father was a soldier in Napoleon's armies. Married in his native country in April 1857 to Miss Agatha Doll, b. and reared in that location. Sold farm and moved to Stephenson Co, Ill. in 1865. After 2 yrs began buying land -- eventually had 310 acres. In 1904 retired to Lena where he was a half owner of the opera house. In 1880 lost right arm in a threshing accident. Twelve children including Carolina.
D. 1915. Agatha d. Feb 27, 1922, age 83 years, 7 months, 9 days. Bur. besides husband. (St. Joseph's?) Bur. 7 years to the day from date of husband's funeral.1a

1aAnne Gometz a_gometz@hotmail . com 2011 
Agatha Doll
 
9499 Fredericka is reported to have died in Port Huron, Michigan in 1901. Frederica Doll
 
9500 Maria Anna is reportedly born in Sasbachwalden, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, documentation needed. Maria Anna Doll
 
9501 Baden

The funeral of the late Martin Doller, who was found dead just east of Petersburg, was held on Sunday afternoon from Steinman's funeral parlor to the St. Agatha church for service and burial.

New Hamburg Independent, December 5, 1930 
Martin Doller
 
9502 Died, At Ayr, in the 12th Instant, At 4 O'clock, A.M., Elizabeth Ann, Wife of Mr. John Watson, Aged 37 years. The Funeral Will take place on Friday, the 14th Instant, at One O'clock, P.M., from her Husband's Residence to the Place of Interment, Knox's Church, Ayr. Ayr, C.W., September 12th, 1866.1a

1aFuneral Card 
Elizabeth Ann Dolman
 
9503 Died, At Ayr, on the 20th instant, at 6.30 o'clock, P.M., William Dolman, Esquire, Aged 53 years. The Funeral Will take place on Friday, the 22nd inst., at 3 o'clock, P.M., from His Late Residence to the Place of Interment, in Ayr. Ayr, July 21st, 18641a

1aFuneral Card 
William Dolman
 
9504 KAY, Catherine (Dolotowicz

February 17, 1956 - April 10, 2013. It is with deep sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Cathy Kay, April 10, 2013, in her 58th year. Loving Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and Friend. She will be remembered fondly by her best friend Whitney Kay, much loved Mother to Daughters, Lindsay Kay, Jocelyn Kay (James) and Son Whitney Jr. Also her precious Granddaughters, McKenzie and Jordan, all of Cambridge. Cathy was predeceased by her Father Adam Dolotowicz and Father-in-law Garnet Kay. She is survived by her Mother, Betty Dolotowicz, Brother Brian Dolotowicz (Debbie), Sisters Debbie Toffner (Mike), Nancy Volz (Paul), Donna Dolotowicz (Sharon Sanderson), Mary Leversidge (John), Mother-in-law Ruth Kay, and Sister- in-law Barb Kay (Duke), along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Cathy was a lifelong resident of Preston and will be missed by the many lives she touched, especially her clients from West Galt, the Golden Girls and the Witzel Family of Waterloo. There will be a private visitation for the Family. A mass will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013, at 10 a.m., at St. Clements Catholic Church, followed by a Lunch at the Preston Legion. A Celebration of Cathy's life will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 1597 King St. E., Cambridge, from 2-5 p.m. Go and free the child within.

Waterloo Region Record 13 Apr 2013 
Catherine Dolotowicz
 
9505 City of Cambridge Hall of Fame.

Cyrus Dolph Inducted 1995

Cyrus Dolph was born on 22 July 1865 on a farm near Breslau, the son of Mr and Mrs Moses Dolph who were themselves among the early settlers who came to the area from Pennsylvania. Mr Dolph received his early education at Riverbank School and later came to live in Preston while attending Galt Collegiate. Following the completion of a business course he went to work at Clare Brothers foundry in Preston as a bookkeeper. It appears that Mr Dolph learned his profession quite well for in 1897 he was able to purchase the Metal Shingle and Siding Co. for $10,000. By 1903 capital stock in the company was valued at $250,000 and the company provided employment for 100 men. It produced "safelock" shingles as well as other sheet metal building products. Another plant in Montreal employed a further 60 men. Mr Dolph remained with the company until 1931 when he retired and sold his interests in the company. Mr Dolph had a large number of interests outside of his business.

In 1910 he was one of six men serving on the Preston Library Board. In 1908, and for a few years before that, he served as an officer on the Preston Board of Trade. Through his wife, Jennie Murdock Dolph who founded the Preston Chapter of the Victorian Order of Nurses, Mr Dolph served on the board of the VON and was appointed president of the VON's men's advisory board. He retired from the board in 1935 but remained an honorary member until his death in 1937. Mr Dolph was also a member of the Waterloo County Health Association and an honorary president of the Freeport Sanatorium Board of Directors. Mr Dolph served on the Preston Parks Board and was involved in several reforestation projects including advising and assisting in the conservation of Cressman's Bush, now Homer Watson Park in Kitchener.

Mr Dolph was also an ardent member of the Anglican Church, taught Sunday School for many years and served on the church's Huron Diocese executive committee. He was chairman of the missionary committee and co-founder of the Church Army of Canada in 1928. Mr Dolph was also a noted philanthropist, twice donating land in Toronto for use by the Church Army organization. He also donated his summer cottage near Clearwater Lake on a 500 acre site for children's activities. The site became Ontario Pioneer Camps, which later expanded to include 1200 acres and became one of the largest children's church camps in Canada. Mr Dolph donated a pipe organ to St John's Anglican Church in Preston and through his association with the School Board provided scholarships for various musical and academic achievements. He was a Patron of the Preston Silver Band and provided instruments and training for members of the Boy's Band.

An amateur sports fan, Mr Dolph donated to the financial campaigns of promising athletes including Preston's Olympic and British Empire Games runner Robert "Scotty" Rankine. In addition, in 1924, Mr Dolph donated over $3,000 toward the purchase of modern X-ray equipment for Freeport Sanatorium and in July 1930 gave the town of Preston its first open tank swimming pool, later named the Ed Newland Pool, on William Street.

During his life Mr Dolph often demonstrated an interest in innovations. He provided financial backing for new electrical appliances, refrigerators and perpetual motion machine and he was involved with such inventions as disc brakes and television tubes. Radio and broadcasting also held a special interest for him. This is well- illustrated in his involvement in Preston's first radio station CKPC. Started by Wallace Russ early in 1923, the radio station was acquired by Mr Dolph, who moved its broadcast facilities to the sunroom of his house on Guelph Street (later renamed Dolph Street in his honour). The station featured live broadcasts in preference to the playing of records, broadcast the home games of the Galt Terriers Baseball Club and served as an outlet for the broadcast of professional hockey games from Toronto's Mutual Street Arena, the predecessor of Maple Leaf Gardens. By the late 1920's the station was firmly established as a business complete with commercials for local business.

In 1933, Mr Dolph discontinued active participation in the radio station and its management passed to his daughter, Florence Dolph Buchanan of Brantford. She formed a new company called Telephone City Broadcasting Ltd. to operate the station and moved it to Brantford where it continues to operate. Mr Dolph died in his 72nd year on 24 Nov 1937 while on his way to Miami, Florida. He is buried in the Preston Cemetery.1a

1ahttp://www.city.cambridge.on.ca/cs_pubaccess/hall_of_fame.php?aid=12 
Cyrus Dolph
 
9506 CYRUS DOLPH

Died at Fort Pierce, Florida, on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1937, Cyrus Dolph, beloved husband of Mary Eleanor Braucht. The funeral will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, Preston, on Monday, Nov, 20, at 3 pm. Interment in Preston Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

Kitchener Daily Record 26 Nov 1937 pg 21 
Cyrus Dolph
 
9507 CKPC first went on the air in 1923 in the town of Preston when Mr. Wallace Russ and two of his radio "ham" friends, Tom Mead of and Charles Bonner of Galt were experimenting with a low-powered radio transmitter......

Around 1934 the Canadian Government informed all of the "10" prefix Amateur Broadcasters that they must go full Commercial or sign off. 10BQ decided to sign off and slip into history.

By this time, Cyrus Dolph's daughter, Mrs. F.M. Buchanan had assumed management and the station moved again in 1951 to an elegant old home at 525 Colborne Street at Rawdon. With a 1,000 watt signal having been approved 6 years earlier, CKPC was now being heard over a much wider area. The transmitter now operated from a location on the Cockshut Road then at the edge of Brantford.1a

1ahttp://www.hammondmuseumofradio.org/ckpc.html 
Florence Muriel Ethelyne Dolph
 
9508 Mahalia is reported to have been born in Ruston Parva, Yorkshire, England documentation needed. Mahalia Dolphin
 
9509 Dolly Dolson was born in Hespeler in 1897. He lived in Galt from 1903 to 1923 and was a resident of Stratford for more than fifty years.

Dolson was an all-round athlete, specializing in hockey, baseball and soccer. As a goal keeper, he played several years for the Galt Junior and Intermediate OHA teams and then with the Stratford Indians of the Senior OHA.

He turned professional in 1927 with the Detroit Falcons (later renamed the Red Wings) of the National Hockey League. He played four seasons in the NHL before joining the London Tecumsehs of the International Hockey League for one season. His active career ended after he played one year for the Cleveland Barons, also of the International League.1a

1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame

 
Clarence Edward Dolson
 
9510 Elmer Simmen took over as Hespeler Chief at that time. He had been a member of the Northwest Mounted Police for two years and a senior sergeant with the Guelph City Police. He was assisted by Sargeant Harold Dolson and Constable Duff Shaver. Harold Dolson
 
9511 Dolson, Leon - Suddenly, on Thursday, August 4, 1977, Leon Merle Dolson, of Kitchener, in his 30th year. Beloved husband of Joanne Marjory Redpath; dear father of Cohen; son of Frances and Fred Dolson of London, Ont.; foster son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bilyea of London, Ont. Two brothers, three sisters also survive. One sister predeceased. Resting at the Hardy Funeral Home, Harriston, where funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 10, at 2 p.m. Interment in the Harriston cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, 5 August, 1977 
Leon Dolson
 
9512 Mrs. Milton Hilborn

PRESTO N. July 30— Mrs. Milton Hilborn died at her home here yesterday after an illness of ten days duration, She was in her 36 th year and before her marriage was Myrtle Irene Dolson of Preston. The desceased was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran church. Besides her husband there servive her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Dolson of Preston, two daughters, Fae and Elaine, both at home: two brothers, Clarence and Ernest and three sisters, Violet, Mildred and Viola, all of Preston. Because of illness in the home the funeral took place this afternoon at 3.30 o'clock, interment being made in Preston cemetery. Rev. Harvey Goos conducted the services.

Kitchener Daily Record 30 Jul 1937 pg 17 
Myrtle Irene Dolson
 
9513 Puslinch Lake Items 9 Sep 18965

A few days ago, Mr. Harry Pierce lost a gun that he has had in his possession for a great many years. He felt very bad over his loss, but was pleased to hear the other day that it was found in the possession of Silas Dolson, of Hespeler. He has proved his property and Dolson was sent to Berlin for trial.1a

1ahttp://www.clarksoftomfad.ca/PuslinchLakecommunitynews.htm 
Silas Dolson
 
9514 Valentine was given his name because he was born on Valentine's Day. Valentine Dolson
 
9515 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Patrick Dombroski
 
9516 DOMINGOS, Antonio Machado

Passed away peacefully, at his residence surrounded by his loving family on Friday, August 20, 2010, at the age of 75. Dear husband of Elisa (Almeida) and beloved father of Fatima Da Silva and husband John and Anthony Domingos and wife Michelle. Dearest grandfather of Jessica and spouse Medi; Richard, Michelle; Alexandra; Danielle; Lucas and Sara Grace. Loved great-grandfather of Aiden. Dear brother of Jose Domingos of Portugal. He was also survived by his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Antonio and Maria de Jesus Domingos and his brother, Manuel. Tony will be remembered as a pastry chef and co-owner of the Portuguese Pastry and Bakery. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street N., Cambridge, where the family will receive family and friends on Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to take place at the funeral home chapel on Monday, August 23, 2010, at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 24 Aug 2010 
Antonio Machado Domingos
 
9517 DOMINGOS, Manuel

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday, February 9, 2009, at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Assuncao (nee Vicente). Loving father of Elisa Ferreira (Manuel) of Cambridge, Carla Stickland of Cambridge and Alice Manwell (Chris) of Halifax, N.S. Dear grandfather of Melissa, Kayla, Matthew, Katherine, Cristina, Sarah, Michelle, Ashley, Jeremy, Emily and Abigail. Manuel will be missed by his two brothers, Jose Domingos of Portugal and Antonio Domingos (Elisa) of Cambridge. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Thursday, February 12, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, February 13, 2009, at 10:30 a.m., followed by interment at Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 26 Aug 2009 
Manuel Domingos
 
9518 Rev. G. D. Domm Passes Away

The death occurred in the General Hospital, Toronto, on Thursday last of Rev. George D. Domm, a prominent and well-known pastor of the Evangelical Association.

The late Mr. Domm was born in Alsfeldt in 1866 and was educated at North Western College, Napierville, Ill., and Toronto University. He has been in the ministry for about 27 years, and has held pastorates in Kitchener, Waterloo, Sebringville and Toronto.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, one son and one daughter in Toronto, and seven sisters, Mrs. Henry Geil, Hanover; Rev. Mrs. N. H. Reibling, Golden Lake; Mrs. Albert Hertel, Heidelberg; Mrs. Rueber, Mildmay; Mrs. D. Eickmeier, Carrick township; Mrs. Lang, Elmwood, and Miss C. Domm, Toronto; also two brothers, John G. Domm, Edmonton. Alberta, and Rev. Prof. E. C. Domm, of North Western College, Napierville, Ill. The funeral took place at Kitchener on Tuesday. Services were held in Zion Evangelical Church and interment was made in Mount Hope Cemetery.

New Hamburg Independent, November 19, 1920

_______________________


A large number of persons of Zorra attended the funeral of the late Rev. Geo. Domm at Kitchener on Tuesday of last week. Rev. Domm was well known in years gone by as one of our well liked school teachers at School Section No. 13, better known as Bender's School house. His deeds will never be forgotten as teacher in a public school and as teacher on the pulpit. Sweetly he does slumber.

New Hamburg Independent, November 26, 1920
 
Rev. George D. Domm
 
9519 ELMER DOMMAN 1921 - 2007 Passed away peacefully, at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre on Friday, January 18, 2008 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of 60 years to Eleanor. Loving father of Richard of Grand Bend and Donna (Norman Vanderburgh predeceased October 2000) of Waterloo. Cherished Papa to Elizabeth and Catherine Vanderburgh. Elmer is also survived by his brother, Wilbert Domman of Toronto and sister, Eileen Forestall of Hamilton and was also predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy and Violet. Elmer served in the Second World War from 1943 to 1945 with the R.C.R.'s and is a member of the Waterloo Legion Branch No. 530. He was employed with B.F. Goodrich for 37 years. Elmer was very active in St. Stephen Lutheran Church where he enjoyed many social activities. Friends are invited to share their memories of Elmer with his family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Sunday, January 20, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 248 Highland Road East, Kitchener on Monday, January 21, 2008 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Shafer officiating. Interment will follow at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Condolences for the family and donations to the Building Fund of St. Stephen Lutheran Church may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Elmer, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning program by the funeral home.1a

1aThe Record - Jan. 19, 2008 
Elmer Domman
 
9520 DOMONCHUK, George J.

On Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, at his residence, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Anita Vogel: dear father of Douglas and his wife Joan of Ayr, Susan Hill and her husband Bob of Cambridge and Karen Lamarche and her husband Dave of Waterloo. Lovingly remembered by seven grandchildren, Kathy, Michael, Lori, Lesley, Matthew, Phillip and Paige and two great-grandchildren, Nicolas and Lucas. Sadly missed by three brothers, Harry of Southampton, Paul of Cambridge and Frank of Clifford and one sister, Marilyn Miller of Alymer. Predeceased by his parents, Michael and Mary Domonchuk; four brothers, Joe, John, Pete and Jake and one sister, Helen Demmery. Mr. Domonchuk was born in Preston and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a retired shoe material salesman, head usher at St. Clement's RC Church for many years, a Veteran of the Second World War, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Preston Branch 126 and a member of the Knights of Columbus of Galt and an avid rose gardener. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, today (Friday) 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 Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at 10 a.m., interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 21 Aug 1998 pg B4 
George J. Domonchuk
 
9521 CTV Kitchener
Published Monday, January 26, 2015 9:37AM EST
Last Updated Monday, January 26, 2015 12:19PM EST
A Cambridge resident was killed by a man who lives with him, Waterloo Regional Police say.
Police say they responded to the home where both people live late Sunday night, after receiving a report of an assault.
Ronald William Victor Domonsky was found seriously injured inside the home.
The 61-year-old was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say they arrested a 53-year-old man who lives with Domonsky "a short distance from the residence." 
Ronald William Victor Domonsky
 
9522 Donahue remembered for dedication and sense of humour

CAMBRIDGE \endash The voice familiar to thousands of kids in the 1980s and '90s as Cambridge's Sparky the Fire Dog is now silent.

Retired, Capt. Bill Donahue, who spearheaded the development of the Cambridge Fire Department' public education division died Monday, (Dec. 5) at the age of 70 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

Donahue served with the Cambridge Fire Department for 31 years.

"Bill was a pioneer in the field of fire public education," said Chief Neil Main. "His enthusiasm and dedication to the field of public education is still being felt in the fire service today."....

Donahue remembered for dedication and sense of humour. (2016). Cambridgetimes.ca. Retrieved 7 December 2016, from http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/community-story/7008112-donahue-remembered-for-dedication-and-sense-of-humour/ 
Capt. Bill Donahue
 
9523 DONAHUE, Francis Joseph (Frank)

Of 100 Beck St., Apt. 20, Cambridge (P), on Tuesday, July 31, 1979, peacefully at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital. Francis Joseph Donahue, beloved husband of the late Bessie Aleith Dempsey: dearly loved father of Sheila (Mrs. D. Cox) of Cambridge. Elda (Mrs. E. Wallace) of Calgary, Gail (Mrs. E. Welsh) of Guelph; dear grandfather of Aleith, Lynne and Jeremy Cox, Alisa and Gregor Wallace, Scott, Blair, Lisa and Steven Welsh, uncle of Dr. Chester Brown of Kingston. Also survived by two sisters, Margaret (Mrs. R. Bunn) of Ottawa and Sheila (Mrs. M. MacArthur) of Toronto. Mr. Donahue was born in Pembroke, a graduate of the IMO class of the Royal Military College, Kingston. Major Donahue served overseas from 1942 to 1946. Mr. Donahue, was a member of the Cochrane Branch 59, Canadian Legion. Upon his return from overseas, Mr. Donahue served as Sherrif and Treasurer of the District of Cochrane, from June, 1946 until his retirement in June, 1973. Friends will be received by the family, Friday morning, from 10 a.m., until noon at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (P). Funeral service will be conducted at St. Andrew's United Church, Friday, at 2 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Aug 1979 pg 25 
Francis Joseph "Frank" Donahue
 
9524 Lived with son Robert. Robert Donald
 
9525 DONALDSON, Allan

Of Fairview Road, Cambridge. suddenly, on Friday, June 25,1993, in his 41st year. Beloved fiance of Nancy Jarvis and dear father of Shelby, Erin and Lyndsey, all of Cambridge; loving son of John of Cambridge and Joan Donaldson of London, Ont. brother of Joan (Mrs. Tino Demartin) of Cambridge and Lyn Bowen of Doon. Allan was born in Kitchener and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was employed at the Hibernia Site Newfoundland as an N.D.T. Technician. A member of St. Clements Church and an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legon Branch No. 126, also the Cambridge Knights of Columbus. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home. 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge. today (Monday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated by Father L. P. Cullaton on Tuesday, June 29, 1993, at 10 a.m., at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke St., Cambridge. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Jun 1993 pg A11 
Allan John Paul Donaldson
 
9526 LITTLE, Edna

Of 1184 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (Preston), at St. Joseph's Hospital, Comox, BC., Saturday, August 13, 1977, Edna Donaldson, beloved wife of the late William C. Little and dear mother of Jessie (Mrs. Jack Conner) of Lazo, B.C., William of Stratford and David of Cambridge, in her 82nd year. Also survived by 10 grandchildren. Mrs. Little was born in Cambridge (Preston) and resided there all her life. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church and the Preston Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (Preston), for funeral services, Wednesday, August 17, at 2 p.m. Interment following in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 16 Aug 1977 pg 31 
Edna Elspeth Donaldson
 
9527 MRS. JOHN GOLDIE

Former Highly Esteemed Resident of Ayr Passes Suddenly at Victoria, B, C.


The sudden and unexpected death occurred at her home. 1151 McClure street, Victoria, B.C.. on Tuesday, February 15, of Mrs. John Goldie, a former highly esteemed resident of Ayr.

Mrs. Goldie, whose maiden name was Florence Donaldson, was a granddaughter of William Baker, one of the pioneer Merchants of this village, her mother's name being Jennie Baker. She was a niece of Mr. and Mrs. David McColl, with whom she made her home since childhood.

Mrs. Goldie received her early education in Ayr and later attended Brantford Ladies' College. After her marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Goldie resided at various points in Canada and later came back to Ayr to make their home. Some 15 years ago the family removed to Victoria, B.C.

Besides her husband, who is at present confined to the Victoria Hospital, where he underwent a serious operation early in February, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Keith Dorman, and two grand-children. The funeral took place to Victoria Cemetery on Thursday, Feb. 17th.

The Ayr News Feb 24 1944 pg 1 
Florence M. Donaldson
 
9528 MURPHY, Jean E.

Formerly of 1009 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Sunday, July 16, 1995, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Jean Donaldson, in her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late William Murphy (1994). Dear mother of Kevin and his wife Mary of Cambridge, Brian of Kitchener, Daniel, Mary Ellen Yeardley, Eileen Jewell, all of Cambridge, Frances Murphy of Kitchener and Maureen Murphy of Toronto. Lovingly remembered by 15 grandchildren, two brothers, Thomas and his wife Veronica Donaldson, John and his wife Gladys Donaldson, and Mary and her husband Raymond Pero, all of Cambridge. Mrs. Murphy was predeceased by her parents, James and Irene Donaldson; one son, William, one daughter, Nancy and one brother, James. She was born in Brantford and was a lifelong resident of Cambridge, a member of St. Clement's Parish and the CWL. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 19, at St. Clement's RC Church, Duke Street, Cambridge, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 17 Jul 1995 pg A5 
Jean E. Donaldson
 
9529 Mrs. Norman W. Hogarth Passes

The death occurred on Saturday at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, as the result of a heart at-tack, of Mrs. Norman W. Hogarth, Blair, in her 63rd year. The former Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, she was born at Caledonia. Following her marriage, she resided with her husband for a lengthy period at Wolverton. The family moved to Blair 13 years ago, where Mr. Hogarth died last year. A former school teacher, Mrs. Hogarth held positions at Wolverton Fisherville and Omemee. She attended Drumbo United Church. Surviving are two sons, Gordon of Preston and Hugh of Blair; two daughters, Mrs. Alec (Wilma) Lilley of Princeton and Mrs. Edmund (Margaret) Debrusk of Preston. There are five grandchildren. Funeral service was held today (Wednesday) at Stager-Pass Funeral Home, Preston, with interment in Ayr Cemetery.


The Ayr News Mar 29 1956 pg 1 
Mary Elizabeth Donaldson
 
9530 PERO, Mary Margaret

1930 - 2012 Our beautiful mother passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2012. She was so full of energy until she was diagnosed with cancer. Our mother fought with amazing strength and dignity and was not afraid, but we were devastated knowing we were going to lose her this way. She lived her life for us, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary leaves behind her children, Gerry Leclair, Barb and Paul Holtz, Mame and Bob Gooding, Ray and Cindy Pero and Theresa Pero. She is forever in the hearts of her grandchildren and great-granddaughters. She will be warmly remembered by her nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband Ray Pero, parents James and Irene Donaldson, sister Jean Murphy, brothers Jim, Tom and Jack Donaldson and her great-grandson Damian Close. Mary has requested no visitation or funeral service. A private family burial will take place. In Mary's memory, in lieu of flowers, donations to Lisaard House would be appreciated by the family.

Waterloo Region Record 13 Nov 2012 
Mary Margaret Donaldson
 
9531 Mrs. Jack Reynolds of Cambridge passed away at her home on Wednesday. January 21st. The former Pauline Donaldson. she was in her 74th year. Mrs. Reynolds had been a member of St. Andrew's Galt Presbyterian Church and a member of Ayr Senior Citizens. Beloved wife of the late Jack Reynolds; loving mother of Abram and his wife Janice, Donna Tennant, all of Cambridge and Leone (Mrs. Donald Schaefer) of Ayr. She will be dearly missed by her six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her brother, Alex. Donaldson of Gorrie, Ont. and is predeceased by her sister, Alma Todd. Funeral services were held at Coutts and Son Funeral Home. Cambridge, on Friday, Jan. 23. Cremation followed with interment at Ayr Cemetery.


The Ayr News Jan 28 1987 pg 13 
Pauline Donaldson
 
9532 THOMAS DONALDSON

It was with deep regret that citizens learned of the death of Thomas Donaldson, one of Preston's oldest residents, which occurred at his residence, 1196 Queen street, Friday evening at about seven o'clock. Deceased had been ill for only a week, with an attack of influenza, which developed into pneumonia. He was predeceased by his wife in early January of this year. Mr. Donaldson was born in Peterhead, Scotland and would have marked his 77th birthday this coming November. When a young man he came to Canada and for the past 35 years has made his home in Preston, during the course of which he made many friends. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church. Surviving are four daughters and three sons: Elizabeth and Jessie at home, Mrs. W. C. Little, town and Mrs. J. R. Robertson of Merrickville; Thomas Donaldson of Montreal and James and Robert of Preston. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock from the late residence to the Preston cemetery, with Rev. H. D. Moyer officiating.

Kitchener Daily Record 15 Aug 1931 pg 3 
Thomas Donaldson
 
9533 DONALDSON, Thomas William "Pud"

Passed away suddenly, at his residence on Friday, April 27, 2012, at the age of 85. Reunited with his loving wife, Veronica "Ronnie" (June 2011). Loving father of James Donaldson (Shauna) of Cambridge, Glen Donaldson of Cambridge, Cathy Boyd of Kitchener (and her late husband Jeff Boyd), Jane Johnston (Cal Johnston) of Cambridge and Margaret "Pixie" Babineau (Derek Matthews) of Cambridge. Fondly remembered by his brother and sister, Jack and Mary. Dear grandpa Pud to eleven grandchildren and to two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother and sister, James and Jean. Pud was a life time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #126 Preston. Friends are invited to THE BARTHEL FUNERAL HOME, 566 Queenston Road; Cambridge on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral mass will be held at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church, 745 Duke Street; Cambridge on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 1 May 2012 
Thomas William "Pud" Donaldson
 
9534 Donebrock, Charles Survey: upper block, Lot: 110, Place: Waterloo Twp, Freeholder, Pg: 31 Charles Donebrock
 
9535 SHANTZ, Hazel - At 94 years, passed away at the A.R. Goudie Eventide Nursing Home, on Friday, November 7, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Nelson Shantz. Cherished mother of Larry Shantz (Margaret), Sandra Bickle (Graham), Gaye Lynn Henry (Richard), Rhonda Snyder (Dale), and Rick Shantz (Vlasta). Lovingly remembered by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Dear sister to Lloyd Doner, and his wife Isobel. Sister-in-law to Alice and Kay Shantz, who was predeceased by her husband Willard. Predeceased by two sisters, Helene Pifer and Ethel Jardine. Also predeceased by brother-in-law, Floyd Shantz and Howard (Gert) Shantz. Hazel will be remembered by all for her loving smile, quiet ways, and positive attitude. Her life revolved around her church, Evangel Community Church. At Hazel's request cremation will take place. Memorial visitation is Tuesday, November 11, 2008 from 10-11 a.m. at Evangel Church (112 Spadina Ave. West) Kitchener. Memorial Service will follow at 11 a.m. A light lunch will be served at noon, followed by interment at Memory Gardens, The Garden of the Good Sheppard, in Breslau. Donations may be made to the Evangel Hope Fund, if so desired, by calling the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home at 519-742-4481. We sincerely thank the nurses, their aids, support staff, and volunteers for their care and compassion for our mother at the Salvation Army, A.R. Goudie, Eventide Home. You are invited to share your memories if Hazel by visiting www.MeM.com.

Waterloo Region Record 8 Nov 2009 
Hazel Gertrude Doner
 
9536 Lived with Thomas McBride. John Doney
 
9537 DONIS, Peter- Passed away, peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital, on Wednesday March 7, 2007, age 78 years of Kitchener. Peter was born in Romania and had been retired from the construction business. Loving husband of Judy (nee Fierling). He will be missed by his little pal Jasmine. Dear son-in-law of Bruce Fierling of New Hamburg and brother-in-law, Randy Fierling (Wendy) of Stratford. Peter is survived by a brother, Joseph (Mary) Donis of Kitchener and a sister-in-law, Theresa Donis of Germany. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, and cousins, Anna (Richard) Koenig and Katie (John) Schuster and families. Peter's family will receive friends and relatives at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday March 12, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment Williamsburg Cemetery, Kitchener. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family by calling the funeral home at 519-742-4481 or condolences at www. schreitersandrockfuneralhome.com1a

1aThe Record 9 Mar 2007 
Peter Donis
 
9538 MAKCROW, Marie Mary
Of Elmwood Ave., Cambridge, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Monday, October 8, 1996 in her 67th year. Beloved wife of Robert Makcrow and dear mother of Patsy Zabiezewski and husband Tom Blain of Cambridge, Paul and his wife Connie of B.C., Mike and his wife Kathleen of Calgary, Debbie Makcrow of B.C., Danny and his wife Cathy of Calgary, Marilyn Makcrow, Dave and his wife Kitty all of B.C., Linda Blain and husband Dave and Donna Rankin all of Cambridge. Also surviving are brothers Victor Donnait of N.S., Doug Donnait of Toronto, Wilfred Donnait and Bob Donnait of Cambridge and sisters Clarice Gardiner of Chatham, Laura Zeagman of Milton, Annie Kottire of New Hamburg and Yvonne Chinn and Audrey Morrell both of Cambridge and 20 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 96 Dundas St., Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, October 12, 1996 at 10:00 a.m. A service under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary, Galt Branch 121 will be held on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. A Vigil Wake Service will be held Friday at 8:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. 
Marie Mary Donnait
 
9539 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. John Donnelly
 
9540 DONNELLY, Joseph Augustus

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, March 29, 2003, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Winnie Donnelly: loving father of Vince and wife Dominique, Cathy and husband Neal, Nancy and husband Tom, Debbie and husband Trevor, Sheila and husband Mark, Carol and husband Vince and Joanne and Joseph Jr.; loved by 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; dear brother of Jen Murphy, Gwen Ward, Lois Walsh and Vince Donnelly and fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Joe was raised in Newfoundland and came to Cambridge, to work and raise his family. He loved to fish and was a retired employee of Walker Exhaust and was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 223 Main St. E., Cambridge, today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home this evening (Monday) at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at St. Patrick's RC Church, Wellington St., Cambridge on Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 31 Mar 2003 pg B7 
Joseph Augustus Donnelly
 
9541 WALSH, Lois Evelyn (nee Donnelly)

Passed away peacefully, with family at her side, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, December 25, 2008, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late William "Pat" Walsh for 63 years. Loving Mom of Bernard (Rosanne), George (Shirley), Patricia McGrath (the late Mike), Carol Hutchings, Linda Albert (Mike) and Brenda Yetman (Gerald). Cherished grandma of 17 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, Mary and Mike Donnelly; her brothers, Paul, Mike and Joe. Survived by her sisters, Gwen Ward, Gen Murphy and brother, Vince Donnelly. Lois retired from Allen-Bradley at the age of 65. Friends were received at the Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, on Friday, December 26, 2008, from 2-9 and 7-9 p.m. Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's RC Church, Cambridge, on Saturday, December 27, 2008 (today) at 10 a.m. Private interment will be held at Parklawn Cemetery, at a later date.

Waterloo Region Record 27 Dec 2008 pg B15 
Lois Evelyn Donnelly
 
9542 Lived with Michael and Elizabeth Donnenwerth Elizabeth Donnenwerth
 
9543 Built by Michael Donnenworth, the house was moved from its former location to 95 Gravel Ridge Trail, Ontario, Canada. It forms the centre piece of a new subdivision. Moved in 2006 and burnt in 2007 by an arsonist, the floors and roof was rebuilt. The house was moved from its former location to make room for expansion of a gravel and sand pit. Michael Donnenwerth
 
9544 Mrs. Donald Baker

Galt - Mrs. Donald Baker, of 134 ElmwoodAve., died Thursday, at South Waterloo Hospital, Galt. She was 54. Mrs. Baker was the former Mary Donson and was born at England, Sep. 17, 1914. She was a member of the Trinity Anglican Church and also a member of the church choir. She was predeceased by two sisters and one brother. Surviving are her husband, Donald G.; one son, Graham of Kitchener, three brothers, David, Jack and Thornley, all of England and two sisters, Mrs. George (Star) Carter and Mrs. Reg (Anne) Yarbury, both of England. The body is at Coutt’s and Son Funeral Home, until 1 p.m., Saturday, then at Trinity Anglican Church, for funeral service, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Trinity Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Oct 1968 pg 35 
Mary Donson
 
9545 DOOGAN, Thomas (Tommy)

Peacefully, after a long illness, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996, in his 88th year. Thomas Doogan, beloved husband of Eileen Creighton; loved father of Lorna of Cambridge, Raymond and his wife Donna of Brantford and Kenneth and his wife Arvilla of Drumbo; grandfather of Tammy of Woodstock, Tracey of Kitchener and Kenneth of Guelph; great-grandfather of Jessie, Shane, Christopher and Kailey. Also survived by one brother, George of England and sisters-in-law, Mrs. Lily Creighton, Mra. Mildred Creighton, both of Cambridge, Margaret Doogan and Violet Doogan and brother-in-law, Walter and his wife Kathleen Creighton, all of Northern Ireland, as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Eliza Jane Doogan; three brothers, Joseph, William and Robert and three sisters, Margaret, May and Lily. Mr. Doogan was born in Maguires Bridge, Northern Ireland and emigrated to Cambridge (Preston) in 1958, where he worked as a mechanic until retirement. He served with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers during the Second World War and was a member of the Hespeler Legion Branch No. 272. A funeral service was held today, Thursday, Feb. 22, 1996, at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge.

The Record 22 Feb 1996 pg A5 
Corporal Thomas "Tommy" Doogan
 
9546 Mrs. James E. Nolan

PRESTON — Mrs. James Edward Nolan of 468 Duke St., Preston, died Thursday at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt. Mrs. Nolan, the former Catherine Dooley, was born in Millford, Conn. She had lived in Preston almost all her life. She was a member of St. Clement's RC Church, Preston and of the Altar Society. Surviving are two daughters, Mary of Chicago and Mrs. Robert (Catherine) Shantz Preston and four grandchildren. The body is at the H. K. Stager Funeral Home, requiem high mass will he conducted at St. Clement's RC Church Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Clement's RC Cemetery, Preston.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Feb 1959 pg 7 
Katherine E. Dooley
 
9547 39 Doon Valley Drive is associated with three prominent citizens of Waterloo County. The first owner, the Honourable Adam Ferrie, was the founder of Doon Village. Samuel Snider, who purchased the property from Ferrie, owned the Blair Mill, as well as other mills that he and a partner operated in Bridgeport and Baden. Thomas Slee, one of the first trustees of the area, and the Doon Postmaster from 1867 to 1893, was the last significant owner of the property, purchasing it from Snider in 1878. In addition to its association with persons of historic significance, Doon Valley Drive (formerly Doon Village Road), was once an important linkage between the Village of Doon to Tow Town and Oregon (today Upper Doon).
39 Doon Valley Drive is unique in its use of building materials and the methods of construction. This one-and-a-half-storey house combined granite, limestone, fieldstone and lime mortar in its construction. It retains many original, intact features, such as the stone chimney with cove moulding, and the single door with a transom, on the north fa?ade.1a

1aCity of Kitchener Heritage Property Report, November 1990, Jean Haalboom; City of Kitchener By-law 91-142 
Doon
 
9548 883 Doon Village Road is associated with Benjamin Burkholder, a well-known and respected teacher, who had the residence built in circa 1863, on land he had owned for 25 years. Burkholder received his teaching certificate in 1843, becoming one of the first four people to do so. He taught in a number of schools in the Region of Waterloo including: the little red schoolhouse at the east end of Kitchener, Waterloo's second schoolhouse, and the little schoolhouse in Doon.

883 Doon Village Road is a good representation of Georgian style in the Region of Waterloo. Typical of Georgian style, the building is two storeys high with a symmetrical three-bay facade. The facade also demonstrates Georgian architecture with its centrally located door with surrounding transom and sidelights, as well as its six over six windows with shutters. In addition to the windows on the facade, there are small square attic windows and two chimneys at either end of the gable roof.1a

1aCity of Kitchener By-law 84-52. 
Doon
 
9549 "The Terrace" is a two storey, side gabled building, simple but pleasing in design.  It was built by the Perine family to house their workers brought over from England and Scotland to work in their flax and twine mills. Doon
 
9550 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 
Doon
 
9551 Constructed at the turn of the centure the house has a basic front gable design and is 2 storey with the entrance on the long side. The house was once the home of stable keeper of the Perine Flax Mill Doon
 
9552 Constructed by James Watson. Doon
 
9553 Constructed in 1853 by the Perine brothers as part of their flax and twine business. It is a 2 storey brick building and probably is the first of the Perine complex to be built. Doon
 
9554 Constructed in 1861 by Benjamin Baer it walls are of polychrome brickwork and it is a 1 1/2 storey small house. Doon
 
9555 Jacob Bernhardt built this square hipped roof residence in 1882 of buff Doon brick. The wide front verandah, a later addition, is constructed of matching brick below with wood pillars supporting a shallow hipped roof with central pediment. The house is set well back in an ample garden behind a Edwardian wire fence. The large carriage shed to the rear is a country village feature.1a

1aUpper Doon, a a heritage conservation district plan, prepared by Nicholas Hill (architect planner - London) 1987 pg 36 
Doon
 
9556 May or may not be old. on the corner of Oregon Dr. 1 12/2 storey . Doon
 
9557 Original owner John Tilt. constructed 1861, 1 1/2 storey gothic farmhouse, brick, Doon
 
9558 Small in the Vernacular style it is 1 1/2 storey in height, probably owned by Doon Twines. Doon
 
9559 The Homer Watson House and Gallery, located at 1756 Old Mill Road, is situated on the south side of the road between Mill Park Drive and Roos Street in Doon Village in the City of Kitchener. The two-storey brick building was designed in the early Scottish Gothic style and was constructed in 1834 by Adam Ferrie, a founding industrialist in the Village of Doon. Doon
 
9560 The late Victorian two-storey residence was built, circa 1891 by stonemason Henry Boyer. There is a stone foundation about which rises walls of buff Tilt brick, surmounted by a hipped roof with elaborate paired eaves brackets. Of interest are the one-storey square bays to either side, joined by a shallow mansard roof which creates a small entrance porch. Window openings are segmentally arched and an old brick chimney rises above the roof on the east side. The presence of outbuildings and mature trees adds to the pleasant village atmosphere..1a

1aUpper Doon, a a heritage conservation district plan, prepared by Nicholas Hill (architect planner - London) 1987 pg 33 
Doon
 
9561 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 
Doon
 
9562 Within easy walking distance of the farm was an abandoned grist mill. Its roof and upper floors had been destroyed by fire. Yet its high stone walls with their vacant window openings stood straight and true. Its ponderous moss-covered water wheel was partially shaded by overhanging willows. A few trickles of water fell from the lip of the timbered dam to a shallow pool. Willows and Balm of Gilead framed the pond which contained only carp, a fish Mr. Kinsey said was not worth eating. Carp had been liberated in the mill-pond fifty or sixty years ago by a Pennsylvania Dutch miller.

When our family camped, I felt closer to my parents than I did when in our house at home. Sleeping under canvas, gathering firewood to cook our food, being made aware each day of our dependence on weather and upon each other -- this must be how Indians lived, I told myself. And here at Doon, more than at any of our subsequent camps, I felt I was a part of my surroundings.1a

1aExcept from the memoirs of Hubert Evans. 
Doon
 
9563 Living with Joseph & Hannah Dopp Anne Dopp
 
9564 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Daniel Dopp
 
9565 DOPP, Earle William Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, Saturday October 25, 2008 in his 93rd year. He is survived by his beloved wife Mary Cameron, son Edward (Kitchener) and daughter Margaret Congram (David) (Islington), Carol Wolfe (Verne) (London). Doreen Dopp, (London), Barbara Roche, (Toronto) and 2 step children David (Jill) Cameron, Waterloo and Brenda Locke (Tim) (London), grandfather of 6 grandchildren, 3 great- grandchildren and 2 great-great- grandchildren and a sister Kathleen Runke (Mount Forest). Predeceased by his loving wife Mary Pearce (1992), sisters Elizabeth and Marie and 3 brothers Gerald, Vincent and Harry. Earle was a Veteran of World War II serving with R.C.A.F. in Europe and Africa. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Mary Immaculate R.C. Church, 1980 Trafalgar St. E. London with Fr. Fred Howard-Smith officiating. Interment to follow at Watford Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at 5B Veterans Care Parkwood Hospital for their devoted care. Friends who wish may make donations in Earl's memory to Parkwood Memorial Foundation Fund.1a

1aLondon Free Press newspaper 26 Oct 2008 
Earle William Dopp
 
9566 HOWLETT, Edna

At her residence, 778 Walter St., Cambridge, on Thursday, May 15, 1980, in her 73rd year, Edna Dopp. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Howlett and dear mother of Edward of Cambridge. Also survived by two brothers, George and Lenius of Cambridge and a sister, Mrs. William (Lillian) Parks of Cambridge; also two grandchildren. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (P), until Saturday morning, then to St. Clement's Church for funeral mass at 10 a.m. Interment in Park Lawn cemetery. The rosary will be recited tonight, Friday, at 7 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 16 May 1980 pg 27 
Edna Elizabeth Dopp
 
9567 ELIZABETH DOPP

The death occurred last night of Elizabeth, the nine-year-old daughter of John and Mrs. Dopp, 53 Peter St. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning from the home and interment will take place in the Roman Catholic Cemetery. The young girl was vaccinated a week ago, and death was the result of the treatment. She is survived by her parents, by four brothers, Gerald, Harry, Vincent and Earl and by two sisters, Gertrude and Marie.

The Daily Telegraph Kitchener 17 Feb 1920 pg 5 
Elizabeth Dopp
 
9568 "From November 1860, to February, 1873, Preston was served again from New Germany by Fathers Glowacki, Breitkopf, Rassaerts and Elena in the order named./ Father Louis Funcken, C.R. also appears occasionally in the register from 1864 on. He was residing at St. Agatha till the latter part of 1866, when he moved to Berlin./ In March, 1865, Father Nicolaus Sorg gave a mission here and blessed the cemetery. John Dopp helped to carry the cross to the cemetery and helped to erect it there. A week later he died suddenly and was the first to be buried there by Father Rassaerts on March 25, 1865."1a

1aFather Theobald Spetz's book, Diamond Jubilee History of the Diocese of Hamilton with a Complete History of the County of Waterloo, 1856-1916, pg. 142

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Theresa Walsh heard this story from her cousin, who heard it from his mother. John was a stonemason and builder. One job he was not paid for, so he went to see the man at the hotel. They argued and left together. When the hotel closed, John's body was found in the street. According to his obituary, he helped raise the new cross in the new Catholic cemetery. He didn't realize he would be the first laid to rest there.2a

2aAncestry.com 
John Dopp
 
9569 John R. Dopp

One of Tavistock's most prominent and respected citizens passed suddenly away on Saturday afternoon in the person of Mr. John R. Dopp, in his 64th year, death being due to acute indigestion. He carried on a successful confectionery and barber business in Tavistock for many years. Deceased was born in Kitchener. He is survived by his wife and two sons. Interment took place in South Easthope cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.

New Hamburg Independent, January 9, 1920 
John R. Dopp
 
9570 Boettger, Kathleen - At Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1985, Kathleen Boettger, age 71 years, of 257 Pinewood Place, Waterloo. Mrs. Boettger was a member of Emmanuel United Church, Waterloo. Mother of Ron and his wife Peggy Boettger of Waterloo, Richard of Toronto, Mrs. Marlene Kropf of Waterloo, Kathy and her husband Bill Snyder of Conestogo and Sheila and her husband Robert May of Kitchener; sister of Leonard, Donald, Marie (Mrs. Reg Linder), Mrs. Ada Feikes, all of Kitchener. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Carl; her parents, Caroline and Franklin Dopp three brothers and two sisters. At the request of Mrs. Boettger, her body has been donated to medical science research at the University of Waterloo. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, Saturday at 1 pm, with Rev. Donald Linkletter officiating.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Kathleen Dopp
 
9571 DOPP, Linus Peter (Lin)

Of Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, on Friday, September 15, 2006, at his residence, in his 87th year. Lin is survived by Shirley Howlett (wife of his late nephew. Edward Howlett). great-nephew, Steve Howlet (Cathy), great-niece Jenny Ilocksma, great-great nephew, Ryan Hocksma and great-great-nieces, Danielle and Christy Howlett. Predeceased by his parents, Edward and Mary Dopp, one brother, George and his wife Bertha and three sisters; Margaret Dopp, Lillian Parks and her husband Bill and Edna Howlett and her husband Art. Mr. Dopp was born in Preston and had been a lifelong resident of the area. He was a 19 year Veteran of the R.C.A.F., serving overseas with the Peace Corp in Egypt (1956-1957). He was employed at Savage Shoe until his retirement in 1984 and a member of St. Clement's R.C. Church. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday morning, at 10 o'clock. Interment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 16 Sep 2006 pg B7 
Linus Peter "Lin" Dopp
 
9572 CAUGHT IN MACHINE, WOMAN DIES CAMBRIDGE

A 59-year old Cambridge woman, was killed by a machine, Monday, in a plant where she had worked for 37 years. Margaret Dopp, of 566 Hamilton St. was believed to have died almost instantly, after she became entangled in a reel and was pulled into a warping machine, used in the manufacture of fabrics, at the Dobbie Industries plant, 142 Water St. N. Miss Dopp was working alone when the accident occurred. The time of her death was placed by company officials at sometime between 11 a.m. and noon. In a similar accident 10 years ago, Miss Dopp was pulled into a machine and had her arm broken.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Dec 1976 pg 3

_____________________________

DOPP, Margaret

As the result of an industrial accident, at 160 Water St. N., Cambridge (Galt), Margaret Dopp of 566 Hamilton St., Cambridge (Preston), in her 60th year. Loving sister of George, Linus and Mrs. Edna Howlett, all of Cambridge (Preston), Mrs. Lillian Parks, of Toronto. Miss Dopp was born in Cambridge (Preston) and lived there all her life. She was a member of St. Clement's RC Church and had been employed as a warper, at Dobbie Industries. She is resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (Preston), until Thursday morning, then to St. Clement's RC Church, for funeral mass, at 10 a.m. Interment Park Lawn cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Dec 1976 pg 35 
Margaret M. Dopp
 
9573 Lived with Jacob Y. Shantz. Nicolas Dopp
 
9574 CHARD, Mary (Doran)

Quietly passed away, at home, in her 77th year, surrounded by the love of her family, on August 13, 1998. Loving wife of Robert of Cambridge. Also loving mother of Terrance and Diane Chard of Cambridge, Cecile Chard, also of Cambridge. Always remembered by her sister, Lorraine Poole and family; loving brother-in-law, Reginald Chard and family and loving sister-in-law, Gladys Krieg and family. Beloved grandmother of Scott, Bradley, Jeffery, Michelle and Chris. Also beloved great-grandmother of Jordan. Fondly remembered by the families of the late Frank and Daisy Doran, the late Ernst and Marie Chard, the late Arthur Chard, the late Frederick Chard and the late Elsie Smith. Mary has gone on to be with her late son, Robert Jr. and her brother, Frank and good friend, John Shiels. Family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998 at St. Clements RC Church. 745 Duke St., Cambridge. Interment at Park Lawn Cemetery.

The Record 14 Aug 1998 pg B4 
Mary Doran
 
9575 1901 Berlin Census - the transcriber noted that Mary's surname was Loretta; however, I read it as Doretta. Mary Doretta
 
9576 1871 - Mary Dorian is in same household as Isabel Cadwell. Mary Dorian
 
9577 DEATH OF MRS. BIVOUR.

The critical illness of Mrs. Bivour, the aged widow of the late August Bivour, as reported in the Maple Leaf last week, culminated in her death on Friday evening. She had been on a visit to her daughter at Petersburg when taken with her last illness. Notwithstanding her advanced age-80 years-she was in rugged health until the last few months when her system gradually succumbed until the end came. Mrs. Bivour was born in Germany where she was married in 1847. The young couple emigrated at once, landing in New York, where they remained for a time, then moved to Waterloo County, living near Berlin and afterwards at Baden. About the year 1864 they came to Wellesley, settling on the homestead, now occupied by Mr. Chas. Poomer, on the Third line, where she has lived ever since, and where her husband died twelve years ago. She was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her. Eight children were born to this couple, five of whom are dead, the living ones being Mrs. Henry Knipfer, Petersburg Mrs. Poomer, on the homestead, and Fred Bivour, of this village. The funeral occurred from Mr. Bivour's residence on Tuesday afternoon, the remains being interred in the Miss. Lutheran cemetry [sic] in the presence of a large gathering. The pall bearers were chosen from amongst those who had known her in the early days. Rev. Mr. Lochner, her pastor, conducted the impressive funeral services after the interment, having returned home on account of her death, from Ottawa, where he was in attendance upon a Synod meeting. Rev. Mr. Lochner was called home from attending conference at Ottawa on Saturday by the death of Mrs. Bivour, of Petersburg. 1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, September 29, 1904

Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Louisa Dormann
 
9578 birthplace is reported to be Elberfeld, Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany documentation needed. Alwine Gertrude Sophia "Anna" Dormer
 
9579 Dorosh, James John

Of Front Street, Cambridge on Monday, December 16, 1996, at the Henderson Hospital, Hamilton, in his 68th year. Dear father of Michael and his wife Pamela of Victoria, B.C., Marie and her husband Ken Durnford, Julie Dorosh, all of Cambridge, and Kim and her husband Ted Cram of Dorchester, Ontario. Lovingly remembered by 5 grandchildren, Anthony, Ashley, Breanne, Amber and Anna Marie. Survived by one brother, Richard and his wife Marg of Nipigon. Predeceased by his parents, Michael and Ann Dorosh. Mr. Dorosh was born in Preston and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was employed with the City of Cambridge, until he retired and was a member of St. Clement's R.C. Church. The family will receive friends at the BARTHEL FUNERAL HOME, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Wednesday (today), from 7 - 9 p.m. and Thursday, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 20, 1996, at St. Clement's R.C. Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge, at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Unknown Paper 
James John Dorosh
 
9580 Oetzels Man, 35, Fatally Injured Under Tractor

NEW HAMBURG, Sept. 22-Carl William Dorsch, 35, died yesterday of injuries received when the tractor he was driving tipped and fell on him. Mr. Dorsch was employed on the farm of Edwin Glasser, R.R. 2, Baden. He was driving the tractor on his way to cut corn on a farm owned by Lloyd Becker, North Easthope.

Driving Along Ditch

He was proceeding along the edge of a ditch near the farm when the machine toppled over. The accident was discovered by Mrs. Lloyd Becker about 12:30 noon, when she went out to call him, as Mr. Dorsch had not arrived for dinner. Dr. T. B. Feick was called. After an investigation by Provincial Constable Charles Anderson and Dr. J. G. Grieve, Stratford, coroner, it was announced that no inquest would be held. Mr. Dorsch was born Sept. 20, 1913, in North Easthope, a son of A.E. Dorsch and Emma Schmidt. He attended Oetzels Evangelical Church.

Funeral Thursday

Surviving besides his parents are six brothers and four sisters, Reuben, Harold and Nelson of New Hamburg; Emmerson of Morriston; Lorne of Hamilton and Victor of Harrisonburg, Va.; Ruth at home; Mrs. Joseph (Esther) Shantz and Mrs. Louis (Alice) Lingelbach of Wellesley and Mrs. Walter (Violet) Cooper of London. The funeral will be held Thursday with a private service at the Futher-Omand Funeral Home at 2 p.m., followed by a church service at Oetzels Evangelical Church at 3 p.m. Rev. W.H. Campbell will have charge and burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery. The body is resting at the funeral home.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Sep 1948 
Carl William Dorsch
 
9581 Arrived on the ship Louis Philippe with children Joseph, John, and Margaret. Conrad Dorsch
 
9582 MURAWSKY, Mrs. Isabel - Passed away, peacefully, at Lanark Place Retirement Centre, Kitchener, on Saturday, August 30, 2003, at the age of 93 years. Mrs. Murawsky was former Past President of the St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary and the C.W.L. of Sacred Heart Parish. Life member of Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario. Predeceased by her husband, Daniel Murawsky in 1982. Loving mother of Robert Murawsky and his wife Pat of Southampton, Thomas Murawsky and his wife Gisele of Waterloo, and Diane Middleton and her husband Don of Waterloo. Cherished Nana to 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her family. Predeceased by her parents, Gregory and Catherine (Moser) Dorsch, four brothers and seven sisters. Relatives and friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, 745-9495, today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where vigil prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Morning prayers will be offered from the funeral home on Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at Sacred Heart RC Church at 10 a.m. Interment in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Reception will follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation and may be arranged by contacting the funeral home or through email at 1057@alderwoods.com . A special thank you is extended to the staff of Lanark Place Retirement Centre for their loving and compassionate care.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Sep 2003 
Isabella Dorsch
 
9583 MRS. CLEMENS RUMIG

BAMBERG, May 9— Mrs. Clemens Rumig of Bamberg, 28, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dorsch, early today, following a lengthy illness. Deceased was born in Bamberg. She was married to Clemens Rumig in April, 1937. Surviving are her husband, her parents, four brothers; Leander of Bamberg, Alvin of Waterloo. and Clayton and Peter at home, four sisters, Mrs. Noah Grubb of Heidelberg, Marion, Agnes and Hilda at home. The funeral will be held Wedesday morning at St. Clement's R.C. church at 9 a.m. with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Remains will rest at M. R. Luther Funeral Home, Wellesley, until Tuesday morning.

Kitchener Daily Record 9 May 1938 pg 14 
Loretta B. Dorsch
 
9584 DORSCH, Nelson - Peacefully passed into the Lord's presence on Monday, July 6, 2009 at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, Kitchener. Nelson formerly resided in New Hamburg and was born 85 years ago in North Easthope Township. He was the son of the late Archie and Emma (Schmidt) Dorsch. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Betty) (Macdonald) Dorsch whom he married April 8, 1950. Loving father of Rod Dorsch (Julia) of Guelph and Ginny Wold (Kent) of Parkhill. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Nathan Dorsch (Rachel), Tim Dorsch (Des), Jeff Good (Maria), Matthew Good (Cheryl), Jonathan Good, Shane Wold, AJ Wold (Kari), Josiah Wold (Meghan), Ian Wold and great-grandsons, Alex, AJ II and Jediah. Also remembered by brothers, Lorne (Grace) Dorsch of Lindsay, Victor (Viola) Dorsch; sister, Ruth Dorsch, all of New Hamburg and sisters-in-law, Flora Thompson of Tillsonburg and Jean (Ron) Delroy of Calgary. Nelson was predeceased by son-in-law, Bruce Good; grandson, Greg Dorsch; sisters and brothers, Reuben (Ada) Dorsch, Esther (Joe) Shantz, Alice (Louis) Lingelbach, Carl Dorsch, Harold (Helen) Dorsch, Violet (Walter) Cooper, and Emerson (Ada) Dorsch. Nelson was a founding and active member of Wellesley Alliance Church. He was a wise and gentle individual that cared deeply, who was locally known as the "Fuller Brush Man" for over forty years. Family and friends are invited to share their memories at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Thursday, July 9, 2009 from 2 - 4 and 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The service to celebrate Nelson's life will take place on Friday, July 10, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wellesley Alliance Church with Pastor Doug Allen officiating and Rev. Ted Losch assisting. Interment will follow the time of refreshments at Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Mission Programs at Wellesley Alliance Church. Online condolences and donation information at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 8 Jul 2009 
Nelson Dorsch
 
9585 Philip's father was probably Theobald who is buried in the St. Peter's Cemetery in Heidelburg, Ontario Philip Dorsch
 
9586 DORSCH, Reuben B.-On Thursday, Sept. 12, 1991, at his residence, Nithview Home, New Hamburg. He was born in North Easthope township, 83 years ago, a son of the late Archibald Dorsch and the former Emma Schmidt. He was a member of the Wellesley Alliance Church. Beloved husband of the former Ada L. Haas, who predeceased him January 13, 1991. Lovingly remembered by two daughters, Marie and her husband George Harnock of Kitchener, Reta and her husband Augustyn Vandevrie of Durham. Sadly missed by two grandchildren, Garry Mahoney and Doug Vandevrie; four step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lorne and his wife Grace of Lindsay, Nelson and his wife Betty of New Hamburg, Victor and his wife Viola of Wellesley; three sisters, Alice (Mrs. Louie Lingelbach) of Wellesley, Violet Cooper of London, Ont., Ruth Dorsch of New Hamburg. Reuben was predeceased by three brothers, Carl, Harold and Emmerson and one sister, Esther Shantz. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, after 2 p.m. on Friday and until Saturday, Sept. 14, 1991 at noon, when transfer will be made to the Wellesley Alliance Church for the service at 2 p.m., with Rev. E. Winkler officiating. Interment to follow in the Wilmot Centre cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Wellesley Alliance Church.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 13 Sep 1991 
Reuben Balthazer Dorsch
 
9587 St. Agatha A gloom has been cast over the village by the comparatively sudden death of Mrs. Henry Zimmer, who was found in an unconscious condition by her husband on his return from church Sunday morning and succumbed to heart failure a few moments later. Mrs. Zimmer was a resident of this village for almost fifty years and will be missed by all who knew her as her kind and friendly disposition, together with her many deeds of charity will long be remembered. She leaves a husband and ten children to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother. The children are: Louis, of St. Agatha, William and Alex, of Dashwood, Simon and Tony, of Newbury. N. D., Carl, of Milwaukee, Henry, John, Mrs. Albert Rupert, and Lizzie, of Buffalo. We extend our deepest sympathies to the bereaved family.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, September 6, 1906

Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Katherina "Catherine" Dorschel
 
9588 1901 Berlin Census lists Maud as lodger in the home of Joseph Dorschel and his daughters. No relationship is indicated. Maud E. Dorschel
 
9589 The transcriber for the 1901 Berlin Census lists Rose's birth month as March. I read it as Jan. Rose Dorschel
 
9590 Mrs. John Strub

Mrs. John Strub, 71, of 247 Franklin Ave., died Tuesday at K-W Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born near Philipsburg Feb. 7, 1896, she was the former Agatha Dorscht, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Dorscht. She lived in the Twin Cities most of her life. Surviving are three brother Louis, Jacob and Edwin, all of Kitchener: six sisters, Mrs. Henry (Louise) Strub, Kitchener; Mrs. Vincent (Rose) Hummel, Mrs. Alex (Christine) Hause and Mrs. Norman (Pauline) Koebel, all of Waterloo, Mrs. Alex (Viola) Carmichel. Hamilton, and Mrs. Carl (Clara) Kahle, Wallaceburg. She was predeceased by her husband John, in 1963. The body is at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo, where service will be conducted Friday, at 2 p.m. by Rev. Denton Massey, of the Church of the Holy Savior. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery, Waterloo.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Feb 1967 pg 23 
Agatha Dorscht
 
9591 STOESER, Agnes Cassilda

Died peacefully, with dignity, on Holy Thursday, March 20, 2008 at Heritage House in St. Jacobs. Agnes was born in Bamberg on June 7, 1920. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Steffler) Dorscht. Predeceased by her husband, Walter J. Stoeser in 1976 and by her daughter, Brenda Swartzentruber in 1992. Agnes was the last surving member of her family. Beloved mother of Donna and her husband Wilfred Kittel of RR 1, St. Agatha. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Rosemary and her husband Ron McCormick (Josephine, Mary Ellen, Mason and Marshall), Jeremy Kittel, Cory and his wife Kirby Kittel, Josh and Jody Swartzentruber. Agnes was a lifelong member of St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church and a member of the C.W.L. Private family visitation. Funeral Services to St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church for Funeral Mass on Monday, March 24, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 22 Mar 2008 pg B6 
Agnes Cassilda Dorscht
 
9592 HAUSE, Christina M. (nee Dorscht)

Passed away, at Pinphaven Nursing Home, Waterloo, on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at the age of 91 years. Beloved wife of the late Alexander Hause 1983. Loving mother of (Rita Reit), of London and mother-in-law of Dianne Hause of Waterloo. Proud grandmother of Randy Reiber and his wife Margaret or Kitchener. David Reiber and his wife Kathy Bishop of Calgary, Alta., Jim Reiber and his wife Susan, Peter Reiber and his wife Beth, all of London, Terry Reiber of Boston, Mass., Steven Hause and his wife Sharon and Susan Bremner and her husband Mark, all of Waterloo. Cherished great-grandmother of six great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Rose Hummel and Pauline Koebel, all of Kitchener. Predeceased by her son, John Hause and her son-in-law, Richard Reiber. Mrs. Hause's family will receive friends and relatives at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Family prayers will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Nov. 11, 1999, at 10:15 a.m., followed by a complete Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., at St. Agnes RC Church, 75 Bluevale St. N., Waterloo. Interment at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo.

The Record 12 Nov 1999 pg B4 
Christina Magdalena Dorscht
 
9593 Mrs. Emil W. Huehn - by Record Correspondent - Heidelberg - Following a brief illness, Mrs. Emil W. Huehn, 45, of RR 1, Bamberg, died Friday at K-W Hospital. Born Sept. 29, 1911, in Wellesley Township, she was the former Eleanor Dorscht, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Simon Dorscht. She was married to Emil Huehn, who survives, Jan. 7, 1929, in Heidelberg. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Heidelberg. Surviving are two sons, Clare of Kitchener and Raymond of Heidelberg; four daughters, Mrs. Lester (Marie) Kipfer of Kitchener and Doreen, Gloria and Virginia of Heidelberg; five brothers, Leo and Edward of Kitchener, John and Allen of Waterloo and Clarence of Rummelhart; four sisters, Mrs. Alex Ertel of Bamberg, Mrs. Harold Schnurr of Doon, Mrs. Arthur Heinrich of Waterloo and Mrs. James Ertel of Elmira. One daughter, Violet, died in infancy. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 pm at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Heidelberg, with burial in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Heidelberg, Rev. P. W. Brouse will officiate. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until 10 am on Tuesday when removal will be made to the church.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Eleanor Dorscht
 
9594 Dorscht, Louis J. - At Sunnyside Home, on Monday, April 10, 1995, after a lengthy illness, Louis Joseph Dorscht, formerly of Shanley Street, Kitchener, aged 83 years. Louis had been employed for Electrohome Ltd. and was a member of Electrohome Quarter Century Club. Husband of the former Violet Simon; father of Janet and her husband Gary Leadston and Diane and her husband Jim Schaller, all of Kitchener; brother of Pauline Koebel and Christian Hause, both of Waterloo and Rose Hummel of Kitchener. Three grandchildren, Sean and David Leadston and Lori Schaller also survive. Predeceased by his parents, Louis Dorscht and Agatha Lorentz; two brothers, Edwin and Jacob and four sisters, Louise Strub, Clara Kahle, Viola Carmichael and Agnes Strub. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, where the funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. Internment will be in Parkview Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario may be made as expressions of sympathy. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre.

The Record, April 11, 1995 
Louis Joseph Dorscht
 
9595 SCHNURR, Marie (Dorscht) 1913-2011 After a long and healthy life, Marie passed away peacefully, in her 98th year, at Pinehaven Nursing Home on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. She will now be reunited with her beloved husband Harold Schnurr (1999) to whom she was married to for 65 years. Loving mother of Therese Hummel, Kitchener, Corrine Schnurr, Waterloo, Patricia Hummel (Tom), Waterloo, Raymond Schnurr (Cheryl), Kitchener, Edward Schnurr (Margaret), Kitchener, David Schnurr (Joyce), Damascus and son-in-law Ken Stemmler (Shirley) of Kitchener. Will be remembered by 13 grand-children, 18 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Survived by sisters-in-law Marguerite Patchett, Alice Miller and Audrey Haefling. Predeceased by daughter Marlene Stemmler (1983), son-in-law Irvin Hummel (1998). Marie was the last surviving member of her family of 10 brothers and sisters. Special thanks to all the dedicated staff of Pinehaven, especially Shirley Hergott. Marie's family will receive relatives and friends from 6 - 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2011 and Friday from 2 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2011 in the funeral home chapel. Interment at Woodland Cemetery followed by a reception at the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Movement Disorders Research & Rehabilitation Centre - WLU or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated. (Cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Marie's memorial. Marie Catherine Dorscht
 
9596 Orval Dorscht, a native of St. Clements, became a household name for sports fans during the period from 1949-1969. He was an all-round athlete but wrestling was his favourite sport. In 1936 he narrowly missed making the Olympic team. During the early 1940s he travelled the carnival circuit for four months, wrestling under the name of Frenchie Lavoy and Otto Luger, the German Terrier.

In 1950 he won an Ontario 130-pound wrestling title at the Kitchener YMCA. He later conducted coaching clinics at the Waterloo Family YMCA. Dorscht was also an accomplished weight-lifter, winning a championship in one-arm lifting.

Dorscht founded the Dorscht Ladies' Softball Team, which won the Twin City championship every year from 1949-66 with one exception. They reached the Ontario finals in 1964 and became the Kitchener Kieswetters when he sold the team. He operated Dorscht sporting goods store in Waterloo for about 25 years1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Hall of Fame
 
Orval Jerome Dorscht
 
9597 SCHAEFER, Pearl E.

At Victoria Hospital, London, Ont., formerly of Coronation Boulevard, Cambridge, January 2, 1985, in her 78th year, Pearl Dorscht. Dear sister of Mrs. Viola Karn of Kitchener. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, prior to the funeral service, Friday at 2 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Jan 1985 pg C9 
Pearl E. Dorscht
 
9598 PETER DORSCH

BAMBERG, Sept. 15 — Peter Dorsch, 70, died yesterday at his home here. A farmer by occupation, he was a life-long resident of the community. His marriage to Mary Steffler took place 45 years ago. Mr. Dorsch was a member of St. Agatha R.C. Church. Surviving are his wife; four sons, Leander of Bamberg, Clayton and Peter at home and Alvin, Waterloo; four daughters, Mrs. Noah (Isabella) Grubb, Heidelberg, Mary and Hilda at home and Mrs. Walter (Agnes) Stoeser, Josephsburg. Funeral service will be held tomorrow at 9 o'clock at St. Agatha R.C. Church. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 15 Sep 1943 pg 15 
Peter Dorscht
 
9599 Lived with Daniel Stauffer. Jacob Dorstine
 
9600 DOS SANTOS, Francisco

At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, January 10, 2004. He was born in Flores, Azores on September 16, 1926. Dear husband of Eduina and beloved father of Maria Puim and husband Lou of Cambridge. Dear grandfather of Jade and Brandon. Beloved brother of Maria Garcia of the Azores, Jose (Norberta) of Mass. U.S.A. and Bernardinho (Teresa) of California. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends today (Monday) 3:30-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church on Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at 10 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

The Record 12 Jan 2004 pg B7 
Francisco Dos Santos
 
9601 ARRUDA, Maria DosAnjos - Peacefully at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at the age of 100. Predeceased by her husband, Jose. Loving mother of Ana Rita Cimbron (Carlos) and Maria Lubelia Tavares (Leonardo). Cherished grandmother of Aida Cordeiro (Eusebio), Anna Paula Chaves (Emmanuel), Joe Tavares (Diane), Esmeralda Tavares (Alfredo), Dianne Murray (Michael) and great-grandchildren, Brandon, Chelsea, Mathew, Meagan, Aaron, Alexia, Grace, Leo, Angelina, and Brayden. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends today (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, May 9, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Maria DosAnjos
 
9602 DOMETKO, Eva

Of King Street, Cambridge, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 77th year. Eva Dotolmochiva, beloved wife of Alexander Dometko. Lovingly remembered by her daughter, Rosa Eaton and her husband Ed of Cambridge and their children, Timothy Eaton, Melissa and Scott Parker and Macaulay and Reid. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews, in the United States. Predeceased by her parents, Steven and Theresa Dotolmochiva and all her sisters. Mrs. Dometko was born in Yugoslavia and came to Cambridge, from Toronto, in 1973. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and the hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Neil Thomsen officiating. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 25 Jan 2002 pg B11 
Eva Dotolmochive
 
9603 1901 Berlin Census - the birth date for John could be 8 March and not 9 March as transcribed. John Doty
 
9604 DOTZERT, Clayton \emdash At K-W Hospital, on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1988, of Beechwood Manor, aged 92 years. Mr. Dotzert was born in Waterloo and was a son of the late Mary and Valentine Dotzert. He was a member of Mount Zion Lutheran Church. Mr. Dotzert was postmaster for the City of Waterloo for 25 years, was an alderman in the town of Waterloo, founded the Waterloo Siskins Hockey Team in 1934 and in the late 19505 was instrumental in having 3000 maple trees planted throughout the City of Waterloo. He served as a pilot in France during the First World War with the Royal Flying Corp., was a member of Wing 404 RCAF, was an honorary member of both the K-W Naval Association and the Royal Canadian Legion, Waterloo Branch 530 and was the former commanding officer of the K-W 80th Air Cadet Squadron. Beloved husband of the late Lulu Dierlam, who predeceased him in June of 1986. Dear father of Robert and his wife Nel, Don and Mary Jane and her husband Ron Darling, all of Waterloo. He is also fondly remembered by six grandchildren, Carol, Debi, David, Diane, Christine and Kathryn and eight great-grandchildren, Karen, Dan, Sue, Eve, Aaron, Caleb, Corry and Mary. He was predeceased by two brothers and five sisters. Mr. Dotzert's family will receive friends at. the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Wednesday) and Thursday. At noon on Friday, transfer will be made to Mount Zion Lutheran Church for the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Norman Lange officiating. Inter-ment to follow in Parkview cemetery, Waterloo. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. A joint service, conducted by the Royal Canadian Legion, Waterloo Branch, 530, the Royal Canadian Air Force, Wing 404 and the K-W Naval Association will be held at the funer-al home Thursday at 7:30 p.m. 411 Clayton Valentine Dotzert
 
9605 First World War with the Royal Flying Corp., was a member of Wing 404 RCAF, Clayton Valentine Dotzert
 
9606 William Dotzert Passed Away

The sad death took place this morning at 5.30 a.m. of William Dotzert, aged 59 years, 9 months and 23 days. The deceased was born in North Easthopo and was will and favorably known. For a number of years he carried on a teamster business in Waterloo, later being employed in the G.T.R. freight sheds up to a few months ago when he was forced to lay off work. He gradually became worse and his death was not unexpected. To mourn his sad demise he leaves a sorrowing widow; 3 daughters, viz., Adeline, Alberta, Luella, Alma and Mrs. Gordon Raymond (Kitchener), and 3 sons, Harold at home, Edwin, (Breslau), and Clayton with the 118th Batt. in France. One brother, David Amulrie, and 6 sisters, Mrs. Studen, Ohio; Mrs. Bucher, Ohio; Mrs. Kleinkneclit, New Hamburg; Mrs. Roth, New Hamburg; Mrs. Rock, Lisbon, and Mrs. Yost. Kingwood, also survive. The funeral will be held from the residence, Foundry Street, on Saturday, July 7th, at 2.30 p.m. to Mt. Hope Cemetery for interment.

The News Record 4 Jul 1917 pg 1 
William Valentine Dotzert
 
9607 DOUD, Gerald Woodburn

Ruth Doud of Cambridge. lost her best friend and husband, on Sunday morning. December 21, 2003. Gerald Woodburn Doud, was in his 81st year, as he passed peacefully in his sleep. Susan, Robert, Judy, Karen, Willy and Mikey, will miss him very much. Family and friends have lost a kind, hard working and very caring, loving man. Jerry touched many people's lives and we know their thoughts are with us at this time. Jerry was born in Harrisburg, Ont., south of St. George, in 1923 on January 5. His early years were spent on a farm in Branchton and later he moved into Cambridge (Galt). He fell in love with Ruth Carey, from Blair, in his mid teens. They married, lived and worked in Cambridge, for 61 years. Jerry worked for Babcock and Wilcox and the Waterloo Region District School Board. He was a member of the Preston Legion and a veteran of the Second World War. Gerald was predeceased by his parents, Wilfred and Eva Doud of Branchton; his son, Brian Doud of New Brunswick: his brother, Norman Doud of Puslinch. Jerry is survived by his wife, Ruth Doud (Carey) of Cambridge: his daughter, Judith Doud and Susan Fox of Cambridge: his grandchildren, Karen Ancich of Kitchener. Amanda Raynor of Ottawa, Nancy Glass of Vancouver, David Fox of Cambridge: his great-grandchildren, Zachary, Charles and Quintessa Raynor of Ottawa, Mikey and William Ancich of Waterloo: his sister, Norah Lockie (Albert) of Branchton; his brother. Bruce Doud (Anne) of North Dumfries; his brother-in-law, Bob Carey (Lee) of Nova Scotia; his sister-in-law, Gwen Carey (Dave) of Wiarton: his cousin, Frank Doud of Paris and his niece, Doreen Tschanz from Puslinch.

The Record 23 Dec 2003 pg B7 
Gerald Woodburn Doud
 
9608 White Soup

Cut up six potatoes, four onions, put into two quarts of boiling water. Boil three-quarters of an hour. Rub vegetables through sieve and put the paste back into water again, add butter, pepper, salt to taste. then boil four ounces of tapioca in it for fifteen minutes; the topicoa requires soaking; add one and a half pints of milk, and when fully heated through serve. 
Jannet Dougerty
 
9609 In Memoriam Died In Ayr on Sunday, March 6th, 1904, at 8.15 o'clock, P.M., Archibald Doughty The Funeral Will take place on Tuesday, March 8th, from his late residence, Main Street, to the Ayr Cemetery. Service at the Church at 4 o'clock, P.M., Funeral at 4.30, P.M. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Archibald Doughty
 
9610 MRS. GEORGE MOORE, the mother of John D. Moore, ex-M.P.P., and now Registrar of the County of Waterloo, was a woman worth knowing, because of her sterling character and her true nobility of nature. And a visit with her was always a source of pleasure and profit. She was simple and unconventional in her habits, and void of all affectation and pretense. She worshipped reality and truth and loved real goodness. Her early training had been in the severe and stern school of the Calvinistic creed of her fathers and that had shaped her thoughts, and cut out channels for her feeling and moulded her nature. And all through her life it brought to her profound satisfaction. The Shorter Catechism was with her a textbook of which she never wearied and, like all who learn it early and have it engraven on the memory, it was ever at command to open up and explain some deep question in theology, or to solve some knotty problem in religious experience. Great was her satisfaction in the use of it. When she gave the "answer" to the questions, the "proofs" were not wanting.

For many years bodily hindered her from attendance on public worship, but her interest in the church and its minister and its members never failed. Being shut in, she gave herself to meditating upon the Word of God day and night, and had thought out to her own satisfaction many large questions of vast moment. And so her straightforward talk, her clear views of the teachings of God's Word, her deep and far-reaching thoughts of life and the life to come, her strong commonsense conceptions of things uttered in terse and telling sentences were very refreshing. It was like a cool invigorating breeze from the salt sea! One institution she greatly enjoyed was the prayer-meeting which had been kept up for over a quarter of a century in Cedar Creek by the members of five or six congregations in that district. It was held in the homes of the people, and when it came to her house it was always a delightful occasion for her. It brought with it spiritual fellowship and spiritual food. The prayers and the preaching were both helpful and inspiring. They ministered materially to her heart-life, increasing her faith, and calling forth her love, and brightening her hope. Often after an address or an exposition I have heard her say: "That suits me." "Aye, that is what is needed."

She was of a thankful spirit, suffering none of God's mercies to go unmarked. Her thought of this was much in keeping with that of Mr. John Livingstone, of Ancrum, 1650 : "Alas! for that capital crime of the Lord s people barrenness in praises. Oh, how fully I am persuaded that a line of praises is worth a leaf of prayer, and an hour of praises is worth a day of fasting and mourning!"

Before she was called home she was fully prepared by looking into the Hereafter, and listening to its voices, and longing for its rest, and the riches of its fellowship, and the rejoicing of its love. She was quietly and believingly awaiting the Lord's time. And when He came to receive her unto Himself, it was the answer of many a prayer and the fulfilment of many a promise on which she had firmly builded.

Ebenezer: A History of the Centrall Presbyterian Church, Galt, Ontario, with brief sketches of some of its members who have passed on the the other side, The Rev. James A. R. Dickson

_________________________________

DEATH OF A DUMFRIES PIONEER.

Mrs. George Moore Succumbs After A Lengthy Illness - Died at the Residence of Her Son Tuesday - A Long and Useful Life

Of late the grim reaper has been plying his ghastly calling with unremitting zeal in this district, particularly among the aged and Infirm. One of his latest victims is that venerable lady, Agnes Douglas, relict of the late Geo. Moore, of North Dumfries, her death occurring on Tuesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. The deceased was one of those heroic women to whom, equally with their husbands, is due the credit of converting the wilderness which Canada was in the early days, to the progressive an prosperous country it now is. The story of her life is an interesting one. She was born in Bearhope, Roxboroughshire, Scotland, 82 years ago. In 1834, after the death of her father, she, with her mother and seven brothers and sisters, the other six children remaining in the land of their birth, came to Canada. While in quarantine at Grosse Isle, near Quebec, the cholera scourge swept the continent, and the mother died, apparently of that dread disease. On the journey to their destination, North Dumfries. yet another member of the family was called away, a daughter joining her mother in the great beyond. The late Mrs. Moore took up her residence in this township and soon after her arrival here was married to the late George Moore, who predeceased her by some years. At the time of her death the deceased was the last survivor of the family, the members of which made their homes in various parts of the world. After her husband's demise, she continued to reside on the homestead, living with her son, John D. Moore, M.P.P. Of the four sons, three survive her. They are: James D., St. Marys; John D., N. Dumfries and George, Waterloo. Some two years ago the deceased lady was obliged to take to her bed, but her general health appeared to be fully as good as when she was able to be about. She preserved her faculties in a wonderful manner and when death claimed her for his own, her intellect was as keen and her mind as active, as when in the prime of life. Until yesterday morning, she was seemingly as well as she had been for years, but a few hours after she had crossed the bourne. She was a member of the C.P. church and before the infirmities of age came upon her, took an active interest in all matters pertaining to the church. Of herself personally, much could be said, but as her goodness of heart,. kindliness of disposition and other, enduring attributes are known to all who know her, suffice it to say, she will greatly missed , as all who, like her, have done much for their fellow beings are. The funeral will take place from the residence of her son, Mr. John D. Moore, this afternoon at 3 o'clock, to the Cedar Creek Cemetery.

The Weekly Reformer 10 Sep 1896 pg 12 
Agnes Douglas
 
9611 DOBRENSKY, Mrs. Alison

Of Route 2, Preston, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Sunday, April 13, 1975, Alison Douglas, beloved wife of the late Walter Dobrensky; dear mother of Ruth of Kitchener, Linda and Murray of Route 2, Preston, in her 55th year. Also survived by her mother, Mrs. Melvile Douglas of Feversham and two sisters, Mina (Mrs. Fred Ball) of Feversham and Margaret, (Mrs. Richard Nettleton) of Ajax and one brother, Bruce Douglas of Feversham. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, corner of Queenston Road and Argyle Street, where funeral and committal services will be conducted, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Apr 1975 pg 27 
Alison B. Douglas
 
9612 DOUGLAS, Archibald (Archie)

At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Campbell, Anaheim, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 12, 1974, Archibald Douglas of 29 Spadina Ave., Kitchener, in his 85th year. Mr. Douglas was predeceased by his wife Willimina and one son Archie of Kitchener. Mr. Douglas was retired from the Ontario Hydro and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He is also survived by one sister, Sarah (Mrs. John Davidson) of Kitchener; three grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted by Dr. Finlay Stewart at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, Preston Cambridge, at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 18 Dec 1974 pg 39 
Archibald "Archie" Douglas
 
9613 Catherine Douglas Lillico - Death of Mrs. Douglas Lillico, Ayr - There passed away at her home on Thursday last, one of our most highly esteemed residents in the person of Mrs. Douglas Lillico, in her 72nd year. Her death was sudden and came as a shock to a wide circle of relatives and friends. The deceased lady, whose maiden name was Catherine Douglas, was born in the Niagara Peninsula, but had lived in the section in which she died for upwards of 50 years. She married Mr. Lillico about 45 years ago, her husband predeceasing her by ten years. She was a member of Knox United Presbyterian Church, taking a deep interest in everything pertaining to the welfare of the community. A family of five - three sons and two daughters - survive to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother. They are Alex. and John on farms in Blenheim; Bruce, Civil Engineer, Lethbridge, Sask.; Mrs. John Currie, Forgan, Sask., and Miss Katie Baxter at home. The funeral took place on Saturday, when interment was made in the Ayr cemetery, Rev. J.J. Brown, conducting the services. The pallbearers were: Messrs. W. E. Gammon, Ed. Whitson, Wm. Nicoll, A. E. Watson, Wm. Manson and And. Hall.

Ayr News - 18 Aug 1921, page 1 
Catherine Douglas
 
9614 Died In Ayr, on Thursday, August 11, 1921, at 3 o'clock p.m. Catherine Douglas Relict of the late Douglas Lillico In her 72nd year. The Funeral Will take place from her late residence, Walter Street, on Saturday, August 13th, at 2.30 p.m., to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Catherine Douglas
 
9615 Died, In Ayr, on Saturday, February 11th, 1888, at 8 o'clock P.M., Catharine Douglas, Relict of the Late Robert Deans, Aged 75 Years, 8 Months. The Funeral Will take place on Monday, 13th inst., at 2 o'clock p.m., from his late residence, Bruce Street, to the place of interment, New Cemetery, Ayr. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited. Ayr, Feb. 11, 1888.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Catherine Douglas
 
9616 Died, In North Dumfries, on Tuesday, 25th inst., at half past 9 o'clock, a.m., David Douglas, Aged 81 Years. Funeral, On Wednesday afternoon, 26th inst., at 3 o'clock, from the residence of his Brother, (Wm. Douglas), 11th Con. North Dumfries, to Cedar Creek Cemetery, Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. North Dumfries, Sept. 25th, 18831a

1a\bFuneral Card of David Douglas 25 Sep 1883

______________________

Killed on the Railway
Sad End of an Old Resident of the Township

We regret this week to be called upon to record the sad death of Mr. David Douglas, a very old resident of the Township of Dumfries, which occurred on the line of the Credit Valley Railway about half-past 9 o'clock on Tuesday morning last. The circumstances attending the death of Mr. Douglass are to a certain extent a matter of conjecture; but his mind has been unhinged for many years, and it is supposed that he was walking or standing on the track, and notwithstanding the warnings of the engineer, refused to leave it in time to save his life. With certainty it is known that on the morning in question he walked across the farm towards the railway trace - which it seems he was almost daily in the habit of doing - and that on this occasion he was followed by his brother, Mr. Wm. Douglass. While proceeding on his way, the latter heard the engineer on the express going west, leaving Galt at 9:16, give an alarm whistle, and afterwards bring his train to a stand. When William reached the line, however, the train had gone on the Dumfries station, and when he reached there he found that a man had been killed, and on viewing the body recognized it as that of his brother David. The accident took place between the farms of Mr. Cavers and Mr. Scott, and the hat of the unfortunate man was afterwards picked up near Mr. Scott's gate. From the appearance of the body, it would not appear that the wheels had passed over it, but rather that the victim had been struck while standing on the track. Several of his limbs were broken, but as we have heard it they were not crushed.

Mr. Wm. Douglass and Mr. James E. Douglass at once came to Galt and notified Dr. Vardon, corner, of the occurrence, but on learning the particulars that gentleman decided that it was not necessary to hold an inquest. The deceased was 81 years of age, and, as we have said before, had been of unsound mind for many years. It is just possible that his malady that day might have led him to believe that he could stop the train by work of command, for the was given to the hallucination that he was possessed of immense powers, and that in testing it he lost his life.2a

2aGalt Reporter Sep 28 1883 pg 1
\b 
David Douglas
 
9617 A-1-41 James Douglas: Last Will of James Douglas, of the village of Ayr, in the Township of North Dumfries.

…I James Douglas, of the Village of Ayr, in the Township of North Dumfries, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament…My will is first that my funeral and testamentary expenses and all my just debts shall be paid by my Executors hereinafter named and appinted. Second - I give and bequeath to the said Executors hereinafter apinted in trust for my infant daughter Margaret, to be expended in educating her and bringing her up, the sum of fifty pounds currency. The Canada Company lease of Lot 26 in the thirteenth concession of the Township of Hullet, and all my interest therein, and all my property real, personal and mixed of which I shall be seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, which shall not be required for the payment of my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and the administration of my estate, and the payment of the sum of fifty pounds above bequeathed in trust for my daughter, I hereby give, devise and bequeath to my wife Agnes Douglass, hereinafter appointed an Executrix along with my Executors. Lastly I do nominate and appoint my said wife Agnes Douglas and Executrix to act with Robert Guthrie, my Brother-in-law, and George Moore my Brother-in-law, whom I hereby appoint Executors of my Estate to act in the management of its affairs, with my wife above named.

Witnessed by James Black of the village of Ayr and William Douglas of the Township of Dumfries.
Will Dated 15 February 1854
Insinuated 22 August 1854
Inventory amount £191/4/81a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
James Douglas
 
9618 James Douglas son of Robert Douglas, was born in Nelson twp., and moved with his family a few years ago to Woolwich. He died at Winterborne, Dec. 18 1860: age, 19; survived by his parents and siblings.1a

1aChristian Guardian 30 Jan 1861 pg 18 
James Douglas
 
9619 1871 - John Douglass is in same household as Christina Anderson. John Douglas
 
9620 DOUGLAS, John MacDonald (Don), B.Eng., MSc., P.Eng. - On Wednesday, August 2, 2006, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, at 88 years of age. Deeply mourned by his loving and beloved family; his wife of 64 years, Lucille (Robertson); daughter, Jill and best friend, Fraser Cooper; three grandchildren, Linda and her husband Dr. Kier MacMillan of Victoria, B.C., Douglas Wynn and his wife Karen of Madison, Wisc. and Christie Wynn of Waterdown, Ont.; two great-grandchildren, Breagh and Brin MacMillan; also brother, Bill and his wife Yvette of Fakenham, England. Don grew up in Saskatchewan, graduating from the University of Saskatchewan and McGill University; was an officer in the RCAF in the Second World War, during which he and Lucille were married and spent 17 years in the mining industry in British Columbia and the far north before coming to Galt in 1963, where he was employed by Babcock and Wilcox Canada Ltd., the last 12 years as President and Chairman of the Board. He acted as a consultant to the nuclear industry for eight years before retiring. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Cancer Society, United Way of Cambridge, the University of Waterloo, the Royal Ontario Museum and St. Luke's Foundation. He was a member of the choir of First United Church for more than 20 years and a member of the Galt Country Club for more than 40 years. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge (519) 621-1650 on Saturday, August 5, 2006 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, as expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation. www.couttsfuneralhome.com1a

1aThe Record 3 Aug 2006 
John MacDonald Douglas
 
9621 BASTEDO, Laura Catherine - Suddenly, as the result of an accident, on Tuesday, May 15, 2007. Laura Bastedo of Cambridge, cherished wife of Chris and loving mother of Taylor. Leigha and Nicole. Special daughter of Catherine Karosser of Bobcaygen and Keith Douglas of Virgil. Dear sister of Heather Finnimore of Barrie, Jeffrey and Mark Douglas, both of Toronto. Laura was very active with the Saginaw Public School. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 223 Main St. E., Cambridge, for a memorial Visitation on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Laura's life will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, Blair Road, Cambridge on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place.

The Record - May 2007 
Laura Catherine Douglas
 
9622 Margaret died during her trip to Ayr, Ontario from Grosse Isle, Quebec. Margaret Douglas
 
9623 Margaret Douglass Scott - In the township of Blenheim, on Saturday, the 9th inst., at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Robert Patton, near Plattsville, Margaret Douglass, relict of the late Charles Scott and mother of Mr. Andrew Scott, of Galt, and of the late Dr. John Scott, of Berlin, aged 88 years. Deceased was a native of Roxboroughshire, Scotland, and with her husband and family came to Galt in 1834, the dread year of the cholera. Dr. John Scott, her son, was then a young man of about twenty-one, perhaps barely licensed as a Doctor, and the services he rendered the panic stricken people of this little hamlet of Galt in those days, will never be forgotten by those who yet live and were witnesses of his efforts. "Strang's" church, of those days was just finished, and the temporary seats, hewed logs, were removed and the church turned into a hospital and there young Scott, with a few whose courage had not failed them, administered to those who were stricken, fighting the dread disease until its end and final disappearance. In the fall of 1834, the family removed to the section in Blenheim where the deceased continued to reside until her death. At that time it was an unbroken wilderness, and looking at it now, a perfect garden, with substantial homesteads, and every comfort of life, one fails far in realizing the courage of the early settlers in entering it, or the patience and endurance they evinced in the life they had chosen. Mr. Scott, Sr., died in 1845, and the family having become somewhat broken up, Dr. Scott having begun the practice of his profession in Berlin, and Mr. Andrew Scott, of Galt, having gone to Mr. John Gartshore's Foundry, in Dundas to learn the trade of a millwright, the other members of the family carried on the farm for a time, Mrs. Scott ultimately taking up her residence with her son-in-law, Mr. Robert Patton, with whom she resided up to the time of her death. Rev'd. Mr. Robinson, of Chesterfield, conducted the funeral services, and in the course of his remarks adverted to the features of the family life, and adding his testimony to the record left by it.

Galt Reporter - 14 Feb 1879, page 3 
Margaret Douglas
 
9624 1871 - Margaret Douglas is staying with George Moore.

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Died. In the township of North Dumfries, on Friday June 23rd, 1899, at 1 o'clock, a.m. Margaret Douglass, Beloved wife of Robert Crooks. Aged 45 years and 8 months. The Funeral Will take place from the family residence, Lot 33, 7th Concession, North Dumfries, on Sabbath the 25th inst., at 3 o'clock p. m., to Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Margaret James Douglas
 
9625 A-1-90 Thomas Douglass Letters of Administration, with Will annexed, to the Estate of Thomas Douglass, late of the Township of Wellesley, Yeoman, deceased, granted the Third day of March, 1856, to Sarah Douglass, widow of the said deceased, on her giving proof that her said husband died on or about the Thirtieth day of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty two, on her giving a Bond and Security for the due administration of such Estate herself and two securities in the persons of John Wilson and Robert Kelly, both of the Township of Wellesley, Yeomen, each in the sum of Two Hundred Pounds, the Inventory delivered being to the amount og £101/5/- The said deceased having omitted in his will to appoint Executors thereof - Which said Will is in the words following.

Last Will and Testament of Thomas Douglass of the Township of Wellesley, Yeoman, do hereby certify that the following property owned by me shall be disposed of in the manner hereafter mentioned…that Sarah Douglass, my wife, do and will own the land held by me, being the east half of the Lot No. Eleven in the 4th concession of the said Township of Wellesley, and that she shall have the benefit of the said land during her natural life, either to let it for rent or to let it on shairs[sic] or to keep it in her own hand to work it to the best advantage but that she shall not have it in her power to sell it, but if she do get married to another man after my demise she shall get only what clothing she owns or brought with her and that at her death the rest of the remaining property with the land be sold and the whole of the money arising from the sale be divided equally amongst the remaining family also I do leave to my daughters Sarah and Annabella Todd and Jannet Douglass that each of them have a bed and cloathing at their marriage and of they be not married the bed and cloathing belong to them and that each of them have a cow when they are married but at my wife's death they shall have each of them that is not married their cow above their share also I do will if I am spared to make a sale of the stock and that the money arising from the sale be put into proper hands and that the instres [interest]arising from it is at my wife's pleasure to do with it as she think proper.

Witnessed by John Wilson and William McKinley
Will date 3 August 1852
Letters granted 3 March 1856
Died 30 August 1852.1a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Thomas Douglas
 
9626 DOUGLAS, Wayne William

Of Cambridge, on Monday, January 5, 2009, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Gail Douglas (nee Duncan). Dear father of Bonnie Douglas, Brian Douglas and Irene, Craig and Shawne. all of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by six grandchildren, Heather, Crystal, Mark, Courtney, Nick and Brandon, and three great-grandchildren, Douglas, Seth and Hayley. Survived by two brothers; Dale of Woodstock and Earl and his wife Jeaninne of St. George. Predeceased by his parents, Elmer and Verna Douglas. Wayne was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec and had been a resident of Cambridge, for over 50 years. He was employed by Brant Custom Machinery and a member of the Friendly Group of A. A. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, on Saturday, January 10, 2009, at 1 p.m.

Waterloo Region Record 7 Jan 2009 pg B7 
Wayne William Douglas
 
9627 William Alexander Douglas - In North Dumfries, on Tuesday evening, 8th April, at half-past 9 o'clock, William Alexander Douglas, aged 23 years and 7 months. The decea sed was an exemplary young man, and his early death has caused sincere regret amongst his numerous friends and acquaintances.

Galt Reporter - 11 April 1879, page 3 
William Alexander Douglas
 
9628 Lived with John & Elisabeth Roos. Charles Dovavian?
 
9629 BLAKE, Ruby Louise

Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at the age of 47 years. Loving wife of Roy. Dearest mother to her two children, Kevin and Christopher. Cherished daughter of Winston and the late Nina Dove. Ruby is survived by her sister, Audrey and her husband Roy Hull and her brothers, John and his wife Dulcie Dove, Hardy Dove and Tony and his wife Linda Dove. Ruby touched many and will be sadly missed by her many relatives, friends and co-workers. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, at 1 p.m., with Major Harvey Canning to officiate. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery.

The Record 10 Jan 1998 pg B4 
Ruby Louise Dove
 
9630 THE WOOLWICH COUNCIL

A Woolwich Township Council was organized on January 21st, 1850. The councillors were: John Meyer, Edward Passmore, Peter Wenger, Peter Hay, and Wm. Veitch. They met "at Conestoga, in Kurtz's tavern." The members chose John Meyer as reeve and named James Dow as clerk and treasurer; Moses Springer as assessor on the east side of the Grand River and Christian Hurst on the west wide, each at 6 pounds ($24) a year; and Wm. Reynolds as collector, with a salary of five and a half per cent. of his collections. Charles Hendry was appointed auditor.

The council ordered a seal and studied a plan for building a bridge across the Conestoga River; appointed a road surveyor and considered the advisability of appointing a local superin-tendent of schools. For a number of years schools, bridges, roads, and the regulation of taverns were the chief items of business.

Waterloo County's provisional municipal council met in Berlin on May 3rd, 1852. Woolwich was represented by Reeve John Meyer and Deputy-Reeve Peter Wenger.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Annual Volume 1933 pg 134 - Woolwich Township - Its Early Settlement by W. V. Uttley 
James Dow
 
9631 DOW, Kenneth Malcolm

Peacefully, in the presence of his family, on Sunday, June 15, 1997, at Hamilton General Hospital. Dear son of the late Malcolm and Joy. Ken's 46 years were treasured by his sister, Nancy and her husband Bruce Boyd and his brother, Stephen and his wife Carolynn. Lovingly supported by his step-father, Charles Edgar Waugh and his family, Mary and Dave Burtch and Leslie and Rick Singh and their children. Dearest uncle of Cameron, Laura, Allison, Mitchell and Zachary. A special thanks to Dr. Lang of Waterloo and the compassionate ICU staff at Hamilton General Hospital. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Avenues), from 7-9 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) and from 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 for the funeral service in the chapel at 2 o'clock. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

The Record 18 Jun 1997 pg B4 
Kenneth Malcolm Dow
 
9632 Mrs. James C. McRuer

Robena Mary Dow, beloved wife of the late Honourable James C. McRuer, passed away at Village of Winston Park, Kitchener, on Sunday, December 2 0th. She was in her 90th year. Fondly remembered by her step-children, Mary Louise Gaby and Katherine McIntyre, both of Toronto, John McRuer of Wellesley and her nephews, John Templin of Ottawa, Peter Templin and William Templin of Mississauga. Funeral service was held at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, Kitchener on Tuesday. Interment Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 23 Dec 1992 pg 22 
Robena Mary Dow
 
9633 A prisoner confined for larceny awaiting trial. William Dow
 
9634 MARTIN-DOWER Sept 2, Mary Katherine Dower, Kitchener to George Edward Martin Kitchener and Omemee Ont.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Sep 1950

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CARNATION DAY-- Mary Martin of 84 Waverly Rd., Kitchener, displays some of the hundresds of carnations that will be sold as Flowers of Hope in the Twin Cities from today until Saturday as a fund-raising project for the Multiple Scelosis society. She was chosen MS mother of the year by the society's Waterloo chapter2a

2aKitchener-Waterloo Record 8 May 1980

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MARTIN MARY--- At the Kitchener Waterloo Hospital in Kitchener on Sunday, April 30, 1989, aged 59 years of 43 Waverly Rd., Kitchener. Mrs. Martin was a member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church and the Anglican Church women. She had been employed at St. Mary's Hospital for over 10 years. Dear mother of Barbara and her husband Donald Gillespie of Kitchener and George Martin and his wife Debra of New Hamburg. She is also lovingly remembered by four grandchildren, Jennifer, and Edward Martin, Amanda and Jocelyn Gillespie. Predeceased by her husband George Martin and her parents, Florence and Harry Dower. Mrs. Martin's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home 171 King Street South, Waterloo, this evening from 7-9 p.m. and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2 p.m., with Rev Hugh F. Laidlaw officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery Kitchener.3a

3aKitchener-Waterloo Record 1 May 1989 
Mary Katherine Dower
 
9635 Death of Mrs.. R. S. Strong, Sr.

The death of Mrs. R. S. Strong, Sr., which occurred somewhat suddenly about four o'clock on Sunday afternoon, at her residence, West Main Street, is one that be universally regretted in Galt and wherever the deceased lady was known. The news was quite a shock to many of her friends and at first the report could hardly be credited, as it was generally that she was no worse in health than she had been for some time, but it proved only too true, she taking a turn for the worse during the afternoon, passing away about the hour mentioned. The deceased lady returned on Friday evening last, from Detroit, where she and Mr. Strong had spent a few days with their daughter and it was thought the trip had somewhat benefitted her, as she had been in poor health for a long time. Mrs. Strong's maiden name was Mary Dowker, she being the eldest daughter of the late John Dowker, formerly of Terrington, Yorkshire, England. She was married to Mr. Strong at Oakville, Ontario, forty five years ago, coming at once, to Galt to reside, her husband having resided here for some time, previous that. About 1860 the family removed to the farm known As "Purbeck Hill," a short distance out of Galt, on the back road to Hespeler, where they continued to reside until six years, ago, when they removed into town again, taking up their residence on West Main street, in the house now known as "Purbeck House." Deceased will be greatly missed by many in Galt for her numerous kindly acts, but where she will be missed most will be by the husband and family. For forty five years she has been a most loving and faithful helpmate to her now sorrowing husband and as a mother she was kind and loving. The family was an exceedingly affectionate one and the loss of the wife and mother will indeed be a sad blow. She leaves four of a family, Richard S., Arthur D. and Mrs. H. B. Lewis, residing in Galt and Mrs. McWhinney, residing in Detroit.

The Weekly Reformer 15 Oct 1896 pg 1 
Mary Dowker
 
9636 WINE SOUP (FOR INVALIDS)

One tablespoonful flour, yelks of four eggs, the grated peel of a lemon, as much cinnamon as will lay on the point of a knife, a piece of butter the size of a small nut, one pint of wine, sugar to taste. Mix all well together and put on the stove, stirring until it thickens but not boil. Have ready some small dice-shaped pieces of bread, and pour the mixture over it. Light colored wine is the best to use. 
Mary Dowker
 
9637 RIGHT REV. T. J. DOWLING, Bishop of Hamilton, Ont., was born in Limerick, Ireland, February 28th, 1840. When he was eleven years old he came to Canada. In September, 1855, he entered St. Michael's College, Toronto. He remained there seven years, and took an active part in founding St. Michael's Literary Association, and still contributes, for the encouragement of the society, an annual prize, known as "The Dowling Silver Medal." In 1861 he was made one of the professors, and in the following year entered the Grand Seminary of Montreal, where he completed his theological studies. He was ordained priest by the Right Rev. Bishop Farrell on August 7th, 1864, in St. Mary's Cathedral, Hamilton, and in October following took charge of Paris, Galt, the townships of Burford, North and South Dumfries, the villages of Ayr, Glenmorris, and Harrisburg, and the villages of Hespler and Preston. Mainly through his indefatigable efforts, the heavy debt upon the church at Paris was paid, and it was subsequently renovated at an outlay of over twenty thousand dollars. In 1873 he purchased the separate school property and residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Paris. In 1877 Father Dowling accompanied the Canadian pilgrims to Rome, taking part in the Golden Jubilee of Pope Pius IX. In 1880 he built St. Patrick's Church, Galt, and in February, 1881, was appointed Vicar-General. On the 17th January, 1883, he was elected Vicar-Capitula of the diocese of Hamilton. On the 1st of May, 1887, he was consecrated Bishop of Peterboro, and labored successfully in that diocese for two years. On the 2nd of May, 1889, he was installed Bishop of Hamilton. Bishop Dowling, while fervently devoted to his Church, is held in high esteem by other denominations, and the good work done by him in the many places which have been blessed by his labours, stands as a lasting monument of his worth.1a

1aThe Canadian Album - Men of Canada or Success by Example (Brantford, Ontario, Canada: Bradley Garretson & Co., 1891) 
Rev. T. J. Dowling
 
9638 DOWNER, Leon

Of 1270 Michael Cres., Cambridge, on Saturday, Sept. 10, 1988, at University Hospital, London, Ont., in his 23rd year. Beloved son of Lynton and Norma Downer; dear brother of Nigel, all of Cambridge. Mr. Downer was born in England and came to Cambridge, 13 years ago; he was an employee of Radio Shack, in Kitchener. The family will receive friends at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Monday), 7-9 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Sep 1988 pg B11 
Leon Graeme Downer
 
9639 DOWNEY, Norbert M. - On Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at St. Mary's Hospital. Norbert Downey in his 69th year of Elmira.

Beloved husband of Agnes (Schuett) Downey for 42 years. Dear father of Tim Downey and Christopher Castle of Victoria, Ann Marie Downey and Wayne Steenbeek of Calgary, Joe Downey and Jen Barr of Nanaimo, Marlene and Scott Weber of St. Jacobs, Jacqueline Downey and Halldor Gunnerson of Victoria and Tony Downey and Jillian Long of Calgary. Proud grandpa and pal of Jake and Shannon Weber, Megan and Jordan Steenbeek and Isaac Barr. Norbert will be greatly missed by Patsy and Clare Logel of Maryhill, Terrence and Margaret Downey of Calgary, Rosemary Downey of Elora, Mary and Ercole Campagnaro of Guelph, Helen and Fred Synnott of Guelph, Dorothy Schuett and Jim Wright of Walkerton, Vera and Tony Al Kotaba of Guelph, Bill and Martha Schuett of Guelph. Norbert will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.

Predeceased by his parents, Bill Downey (1993) and Margaret (Jordan) Downey (1978); his niece, Kerry Louise Logel; his nephew, Dennis Boyle and his brother-in-law, bill Boyle.

Bert was a loyal employee of Home Hardware for 42 years, past Grand Knight and Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a proud member of A. A. since 1972, sponsoring and encouraging many individuals and their families in their journey to sobriety. Norbert will be missed by his family and many friends for his humour, generosity and amazing gift of touching the hearts and lives of those around him.

The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Saturday from 1-4 pm only and on Sunday from 1-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Teresa of Avila RC Church, Elmira on Monday, November 13, 2006 at 11 am with Father Jim Valk C.R. officiating; followed by cremation. Knights of Columbus services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon at 4 pm. Parish prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 7 pm.1a

1aThe Record 8 Nov 2006 
Norbert Michael Downey
 
9640 On the Waterloo Circuit of the United Brethren in Christ, the first church building, known as the Ebenezer Chapel, was built 1860-1861 on the Winterbourne Road at the junction of that road and the Town Line Road with the Conestogo Road, a junction known as the "Crowsfoot", soon after the arrival in the area of the circuit rider, Rev. S.L. Downey. This first church soon became too small for the growing congregation and the present church site in Bloomingdale was purchased c.1878. A new plain white brick church was in place by the fall of 1879.1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
Rev. S. L. Downey
 
9641 Died, In Ayr, on Friday, May 4th, at 2:30 A.M., Mary, Relict of the Late William Kay, aged 77 years. The Funeral Will take place on Sabbath afternoon, at 1.15 P.M., from her late residence, to Place of Interment, Old Burying Ground, one mile east of Ayr. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited. Ayr, May 4th, 1877.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Mary Downie
 
9642 Cora Dell Dawning, "born December 23rd, 1880."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Cora Dell Downing
 
9643 Lloyd St. Clair Dawning, "born June 16th, 1884."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Lloyd St. Clair Downing
 
9644 Family says Luella was born in Falmouth, Kentucky. Luella Downing
 
9645 Shelta Edna, "born August 16th, 1885."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Shelta Edna Downing
 
9646 Thomas and Lizzie (Anna Elizabeth) ended up moving to Toronto, so Edith Augusta Downing was born in York. She died in Barrie in 1984 of old age. She married Dr. Leon Hipwell of Toronto (a dentist). They had one child, my father, Thomas Leon Hipwell, Sept 27 1927, in Toronto. He died in Barrie in 1988 of liver cancer. None of those are Waterloo.

Thomas Downing was born in Pickering, but ended up in Waterloo because he moved to live with his sister Eliza and work with her husband, Wm McCullough, eventually building pianos. Their sister Libby is also living with them on the 1891 census. I assume that this is how he met Lizzie Stein. Thomas died 1 Dec 1939 in Toronto. Lizzie was a dressmaker and she died 29 Dec 1956. I have a newspaper clipping detailing her win of a pearl inlay calling card case for her win in the small rifle competition in a shooting match 25 July 1889.1a

1aEmail Nancy Hipwell 2012 
Thomas Henry Downing
 
9647 Wilhelmine Dawning, "born January 16th, 1878."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Wilhelmine Downing
 
9648 Death registration indicates a burial in Toronto, which probable means sent to the Toronto School of Anatomy John Downs
 
9649 DOWNS, Sydney G.

At St. Luke's Place, Cambridge, on Friday, Nov. 26, 1982, Sydney Downs, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of the late Josie Jarvis; loving father of Kenneth of Cambridge; dear brother of Lillian (Mrs. Charles Errey) of Mississauga. Mr. Downs was born in England and came to Cambridge in 1973, from Keswick. He had been a sheet metal worker at DeHaveland in Toronto. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge. The family will receive friends, Saturday, from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Nov. 29, 1982, at 2 p.m. Interment following in Parklawn cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Nov 1982 pg 45 
Sydney G. Downs
 
9650 On another occasion more serious results occurred. The men had just finished answering to their names, when someone from near Ayr* tossed up a football about the middle of the field. This cunning device took like magic. First one stepped from the ranks and gave the ball a kick, then another followed suit, until, in less than five minutes, the annual muster assumed the appearance of a gigantic foot-ball match! This bouleversement was supremely ridiculous, and naturally caused great annoyance to the officers. In the midst of the excitement, one of those then in command, Dr. John Moffat, who had been


*Strenuous offorts were made at the time to find out the person who brought this foot-ball on the ground. The secret, however, was well kept at the time. The names now known to a select circle, and the identical football is now, or at least was until very recently, preserved in a house not a a hundred miles from Ayr, as a sort of trophy of the occasion.


in the regular service, and was of a rather excitable temperament, put spurs to his horse, galloped after the football, and struck two or three times at it with his sword One Dowswell, at one time a tinsmith in Galt, picked up the ball in his hands, when Moffatt, who was much excited, struck another blow at it, which, either accidentally or intentionally, struck Dowswell on the head, causing an ugly wound. Believing the blow had been aimed intentionally, very bitter threats were made against the Doctor, who shortly afterwards galloped from the ground amidst a rattling shower of stones.

Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young pg 236-237 
Dowswell
 
9651 Tombstone Reads. John F. Doyle
 
9652 FELLINGHAM, May Isabel (nee Doyle)

Of Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, on Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at her residence, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Frank J. Fellingham; treasured mother of Arthur and his wife Ann Marie and Mary Smith and her husband Gordon; lovingly remembered by five grandchildren, Christopher and Michael Rahmann, Lori Smith, Ron Smith and Julie Hannivan and two great-grandchildren, Brittney and Katelyn Hannivan. Survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lisle Skelly and Mrs. Hilda Eaton. Predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Isabel Doyle. Mrs. Fellingham was born in Preston and had been a lifelong resident of the area. She was a member of St. Clement's RC Church and the CWL. 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 mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke St., Cambridge at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

The Record 4 Feb 1997 pg B4 
May Isabel Doyle
 
9653 HARRICKEY, Patricia (nee Doyle)

Passed away peacefully, in her sleep on November 8, 2009, surrounded by her family. Born in Liverpool, England on February 27, 1938, Pat is survived by her husband Syd, and her six children, Syd (Patricia), Steve (Joan), John (Cindy), Elizabeth, Pat (Gabe Lee), and Mike (Denise). She will be greatly missed by her fifteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Family will receive guests at COUTTS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 96 St. Andrews Street, on Thursday, November 12, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church on Friday, November 13, 2009, at 10 a.m.

Cambridge Times 17 Nov 2009 
Patricia "Pat" Doyle
 
9654 DOYLE, William J.

Of 795 Laurel St., Cambridge (P), at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Tuesday, March 27, 1979, in his 75th year. Mr. Doyle was born and lived all his life in Preston. Retired from the Security Industrial Service. Employed for a number of years at Cherry Mills. Member of St. Clement's Church and the Preston Knights of Columbus. Paternal member of the Preston Royal Canadian Legion. Predeceased by two brothers. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, until Friday morning, then to St. Clement's Church for funeral mass at 10 a.m. Interment in St. Clement's cemetery. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Mar 1979 pg 31 
William John Doyle
 
9655 Tombstone Reads. William John Doyle
 
9656 Charles Franklin Drader

PRESTON, Jan. 2 - Illness of a weeks duration culminated in the death at12.45 this morning of Charles Franklin Drader, wellknown Preston resident for the past 28 years. Since the death of his wife six years ago the late Mr. Drader had made his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Ferrier, 236 Lowther St., Preston. In his 88th year the deceased was born to Tamworth, Eastern Ontario and lived in Coboconk and Victoria Road, Ont., before coming to Preston in 1915, The late Mr. Mader was a stationery engineer by trade and was employed for some years with Preston Furniture Co. He was a member of St Paul's United Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Byron Ferrier (Kathleen) of Preston and Mrs. Edward Kiefaber (Mildred), of Windsor; three sons, Howard and Cloyne, both of Toronto, and Philip of Moncton; one sister, Mrs. A. J. Hawken, of Wallaceburg. Six grandchildren also survive. The late Mr. Mader is resting at the Stager-Pass Ltd., Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held on Friday at 2:30. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 2 Jan 1946 pg 15 
Charles Franklin Drader
 
9657 Berlin: The widow of Mr. F. Draeger of Berlin who was accidentally killed while in the service of the town has instituted a claim for damages. Lawyer Bitzer is negotiating with the town authorities, in behalf of Mrs. Draeger. There is but little doubt that the sun of $800.00, offered as indemnity, by the town, will be accepted.

Signet 23 Feb 1893 pg 6 col 3 
Daniel Frederick Draeger
 
9658 Mrs. Ernestine Schultz '96 Death of Mrs. Ernestine Schultz occurred yesterday at her residence at 163 Waterloo St. She was 76 years old, succumbing after an illness of six weeks. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Draeger, she was born on Sept. 25, 1869, in Germany, coming to Kitchener some 60 years ago. She attended St. Peter's Lutheran Church and was a member of the Ladies' Aid Society and the mutual Aid Society of the church. Her husband, Frederick Schultz, died 13 years ago. Surviving are two sons, Arthur F. Schultz and Harry H. Schultz, both of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Edna Froelich, Mrs. Annie Brighton and Mrs. Charles Nicholson, all of this city, two brothers, Gustav Draeger of this city and Albert of Athabasca, Alta., and one sister, Mrs. Peter Binkley of Waterloo. There are nine grandchildren. The funeral will be held tomorrow from the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home at 2 pm with interment in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Rev. A. W. Lutz will officiate. Remains are resting at the funeral home. Ernestine Draeger
 
9659 Mrs. Ernestine Schultz - Death of Mrs. Ernestine Schultz occurred yesterday at her residence at 163 Waterloo St. She was 76 years old, succumbing after an illness of six weeks. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Draeger, she was born on Sept. 25, 1869, in Germany, coming to Kitchener some 60 years ago. She attended St. Peter's Lutheran Church and was a member of the Ladies' Aid Society and the mutual Aid Society of the church. Her husband, Frederick Schultz, died 13 years ago. Surviving are two sons, Arthur F. Schultz and Harry H. Schultz, both of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Edna Froelich, Mrs. Annie Brighton and Mrs. Charles Nicholson, all of this city, two brothers, Gustav Draeger of this city and Albert of Athabasca, Alta., and one sister, Mrs. Peter Binkley of Waterloo. There are nine grandchildren. The funeral will be held tomorrow from the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home at 2 pm with interment in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Rev. A. W. Lutz will officiate. Remains are resting at the funeral home.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Ernestine Draeger
 
9660 GINGRICH, Joan

Passed away peacefully at Morriston Park Nursing Home on Thursday, January 21, 2010, at age 85. Survived by her daughter-in-law Margaret Gingrich and grandchildren Scott and Sarah. Predeceased by her loving husband Harry Gingrich and parents Edgar and May Drage, son John Gingrich and sister Norah Drage. Joan was a longtime member of St. John's Anglican Church (Preston) and retired secretary from the Waterloo Region District School Board. Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service at Parklawn Cemetery will take place at a later time.

Waterloo Region Record 28 Jan 2010 
Joan Drage
 
9661 DRAGE, Norah

Of 120 Beck St., Cambridge, Saturday, Nov. 30, 1991, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 77th year. Dear sister of Joan and her husband Harry Gingrich of Cambridge. Loving aunt of John and his wife Marg Gingrich and great-aunt of Scott and Sarah Gingrich of Cambridge. Miss Drage was a lifelong resident of Cambridge and a member of St John's Anglican Church. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m., at St. John's Anglican Church, Cambridge. By request of the family, no visitation at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Dec 1991 pg A11 
Norah Drage
 
9662 LISSO, DiAnne Ruth (nee Drager) - At Brantford General Hospital, on Saturday, February 4, 2006, of St. George, in her 71st year. Beloved wife of Herb; loved mother to John (Sue) of Cambridge (P) and Tim of Ayr; cherished grandmother to Jonathan (Charlene) and Adam and great-grandmother to Laura and Sydney; dear daughter to Alma Drager and the late Ritchie Drager, and sister to Chuck (Ann). Predeceased by several aunts and uncles. Friends may call at the Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 183 Northumberland St. Ayr, on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Private family funeral will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday. Interment Ayr Cemetery. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated (cards available from the funeral home). Wm. Kipp., 519-632-8228.

The Waterloo Region Record Feb 6 2006
 
Dianne Ruth Drager
 
9663 ClUCIURA, Mary (nee Draho)

Passed away peacefully, on Saturday, April 3, 1999, at Conestoga Lodge, Kitchener, in her 84th year, Mary Ciuciura, formerly of Cambridge. Dearly loved wife of the late Joseph Ciuciura. Dear mother of Sylvia Ciuciura of Toronto and Ann Henderson of Waterloo; loving grandmother of Roderick and Don Henderson; special sister of Sylvia Pagett of Cambridge. Mary was predeceased by her brothers, John, Harry and Sylvester and her sisters, Victoria and Irene. At her request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be conducted in the chapel of Little's Funeral Rome, 223 Main St. E., Cambridge, on Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at I p.m. Reception to follow in Little's Family Reception Centre.

The Record 5 Apr 1999 pg B3 
Mary Draho
 
9664 Alfred A. Drake

PRESTON — Alfred Arthur Drake, 59, of RR 1, Paris, Ont., died Friday night at Brantford, Hospital. Mr. Drake was born in England and lived in Preston for many years. He was employed at Eastern Steel Products Company. He lived in Paris for the past two years, Surviving are his wife, the former Jeanette Bell, two sons, John of London and Albert of Preston: two daughters, Mrs. Ray (Alice) Narum and Mrs. Elverne (Joan) Schwartzentruber, both of Preston: three brothers, Jack of London, Bert of Thorold and Bramwell of Preston; one sister, Mrs. John (Margaret) Lethbridge of Galt; five grandchildren. His first wife, the former Alice Grumble, died in 1943. The body is at the Stager-Barthel Funeral Home where service will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Park lawn Cemetery Pr eston.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Dec 1962 pg 21 
Alfred Arthur Drake
 
9665 NARUM, Alice Emma

Passed away, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday. July 23, 2002, at the age of 73. Loving wife of the late Raymond Narum. Alice is survived by her brothers, John Drake (Christine) of Tara and Albert (Ann) Drake and sister, Ioan Schwartzentruber, both of Cambridge. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at King Street Baptist Church, 361 King St. E., Cambridge on Friday, July 26, 2002, at 1 p.m., Pastor 1,ujetic officiating. Interment at Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 24 Jul 2002 pg B7 
Alice Emma Drake
 
9666 Eby, Ellen, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Mishler) Drake, was born in Koscinsko Co., Ind., Aug. 1, 1897; died at Elkhart, Ind., Oct. 6, 1980; aged 83 y. In Nov. 1922, she was married to Walter Eby, who died in 1955. Surviving are 3 sons (Earl, Glenn, and Loren), 2 daughters (Grace-Mrs. Lowell Holmes, and Gladys-Mrs. Howard Miller), 33 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great grandchildren. She was a member of Olive Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 6, in charge of Jason Martin; interment in the Olive Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald, Volume 73, Number 49, December 2, 1980 ---page 990  
Ellen Drake
 
9667 1871 - August Drewss is staying with Frederick Scheuermann. August Frederick Draves
 
9668 DRAVES, Harry John

At K-W Hospital, on Thursday, Feb. 8, 1990, of 809 King St. N., Waterloo, age 71 years. Mr. Draves was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, a member of the BF Goodrich Foremen's Club and the Canadian Order of Foresters. Loving husband of the former Ruby Bauer; dear father of Wayne and his wife Jean of St. Clements, Bryon and his wife Jean of Waterloo; brother of Edward of Cheetawagua, N.Y., Helen (Mrs. Ted Kalbfleisch), Betty (Mrs. Robert Hofstetter) and Robert, all of Kitchener. Also survived by three grandchildren, Richard, Timothy and Christine. Predeceased by his parents, John Draves and the former Selena Oppertshouser. At the request of the family, there will be no visitation at the funeral home. At noon on Saturday, transfer will be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo, for funeral service at 2 p.m., Rev. Eric Weber officiating. Cremation to follow.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Feb 1990 pg A15 
Harry John Draves
 
9669 August Drechsler, a violinist, who, for approximately 45 years wandered around this area for the most part barefoot and in slippers and in the lightest possible clothing, has finally come to rest. On Monday morning, he died in the poorhouse here, where he had lived for some years, at the age of 78 years. In addition to music, his favourite activity was translating from classical works. He used to get paper from printing houses and glued several sheets together, until the desired thickness was obtained. On this, he wrote a line of Greek at the top, and below that, the translation, line by line, in Latin, French, English and German, and in the most beautiful script possible. He was a polite, harmless human being, whom one had to like despite his peculiarities. He left his estate, consisting of approximately $60., to Mr. Jakob Hagey of Waterloo and his beloved violin to the latter's daughter. He was born in Saxony. - Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk November 4, 20051a

1aBerliner Journal 22 Mar 1900 pg 4 Col 3

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The following communications were read, viz: .....

5th From Mr. August Drechsler, musician, asking the Council to provide suitable employment - (distributed to the member in printed form in English, German and French.)2a

2aJournal of Proceedings and By-Laws of the Municpal Council of the County of Waterloo 1884

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AUGUST DRECHSLER

W. H. Schmalz

In the middle seventies a German approaching middle age came to Waterloo County and made his home among kindly disposed farmers, mostly in the neighborhood of Petersburg, St. Agatha and Wellesley. The man was August Drechsler. He proved to be a cultured man with exceptional gifts in music. He was a performer on the piano, organ and stringed instruments. The older he grew the more eccentric became his habits. He had few belongings outside of his violin, and he carried all with him wherever he went. He would make his home wherever he could, and in return for his keep he gave the children music lessons. He had a reticent and very sensitive nature, and never related how he came to settle in a foreign land It was rumored about, however, that Drechsler came from Leipzig, where he was an orchestral performer at the Royal Opera House. It was also whispered that he had a love affair and preferred to "forget" by emigrating to America. Here he hardly ever attempted any work outside of playing his beloved violin or viola (Braatsche, as he called the instrument) for the amusement of others, giving instructions, or occasionally playing for dances.

Drechsler conceived the idea that by owning a string bass he would find more opportunity to broaden his art and widen the demand for his playing, as at that time the double bass was a rather rare instrument here. One fine day he took up his violin and bundle and walked to Hamilton to arrange for the purchase of such a mammoth fiddle. Arriving there, he called on the Grossman music firm and soon became the proud possessor of the coveted instrument. The load was too great for him to carry all together, so he trotted off with the bass on his back, meanwhile leaving his other belongings at Grossman's for safe keeping. Past Dundas, along the stone road, he carried his load and left it at a farmer's home where he felt it would be quite safe. Back. he went for his other possessions, the violin and bundle. These he carried on a good distance further, repeating the performance and relaying his trips until he reached home with violin, bundle and contra bass safely placed in his lodging house and feeling quite happy and satisfied. It was not related how long this trip took Drechsler, but it was no doubt a wearisome three days' toil.

Age seemed to show in the appearance of this veteran, although almost to the last his step was firm, and he was never known to suffer from any illness. His hair and beard were white, the locks falling on his shoulders while his full beard was always his shoulders unkempt. Drechsler will no doubt be remembered by some of the older citizens as lie looked walking along the country roads, wearing in summer a long linen duster, large straw hat, and either barefooted or having under his feet a sort of sandal. A "dickie" served the purpose of a shirt, and he was truly an interesting figure.

In 1886, when a Grand Saengerfest was to be held in Berlin Drechsler came to town and interviewed Prof. Theo. Zoellner requesting, if possible, to be allowed to play in the large orchestra. He was told that he could not be tolerated in his rags (Lumpen), and that before he could be accepted he would have to allow his friends to transform him. He consented. The first operation was a bath ; then the barber trimmed his hair and beard and his musical friends undertook to furnish him with shoes, socks, shirt, a suit of clothes, and a nifty black hat, all donated by various acquaintances. In the evening before the first rehearsal, a fine and distinguished looking old gentleman, wearing a Prince Albert coat, was seen on the street looking up in the direction of Concordia Hall, where the orchestra met for practice. It was none other than August Drechsler. The transformation was complete, but he felt rather uncomfortable. A member of the orchestra, who has this story to relate, took him in hand, piloted Drechsler to the hall, and there assigned him a seat among the first violins. The rehearsal was successful, and our old friend felt happy to be among a lot of musicians playing a part for which he had so often longed. He remained with the orchestra for some years, although not always a regular attendant. On one occasion he had not been at any of the rehearsals for several weeks, and when Professor Zoellner asked the reason for his absence, Drechsler coolly remarked that some friend had given him a lot of apple butter (Latwerg) and he wished first to dispose of it meaning that he was busy eating Latwerg morning, noon and night!


His power of endurance was wonderful. The writer, who was always pleased to have a little private chat with Drechsler, often exchanged ideas on music with the old man, who was a profound admirer of stringed instruments. He did not like the blatant brass as produced by players in this country. It was too rough and harsh, and only in Germany could one acquire the correct technique with these instruments. One evening, coming from the practice hall, which was the old Gaukel Street rink, at eleven o'clock Drechsler and I parted on King Street. He turned westward and I asked him:" Wo gehen Sie hin ?" "Ei nach Welleslei," was the laconic reply. Imagine, if you can, an old man sitting down and playing for three straight hours, and then a midnight march of seventeen miles! On another occasion, when Drechsler accompanied the Zoellner orchestra to keep an he was missed on the return trip after engagement at Port Elgin, the train had left Walkerton. Two days later he turned up and stated he had found the railway coach too stuffy and at Walkerton decided to walk the rest of the distance. Such were the whims and caprices of our old musician friend.

During the winter of the early nineties Drechsler spent most of his time in. Berlin and was at that time very much interested in writing, when not playing his violin. He needed a convenient space where he could spread his manuscripts before him and, above all, a warm room. The writer's old office afforded just such a place, as there was more than enough room at the public counter and it was here that Drechsler was permitted to do his work. Just what the work consisted of was never learned, but he was weeks at it and became quite familiar with his new surroundings. He wrote in hieroglyphics all his own and used black and red ink-the red, no doubt, to emphasize certain expressions or quotations. On being asked what language it was, Drechsler replied that it was his own language but that it read English. He guarded his manuscripts very carefully, and whatever was done with his voluminous writings, or to what use they were put, is not known.

Our old friend spoke German to those who could speak the language well, as he preferred his mother tongue, but when it came to the writing of letters he used the English language, and from the two following specimens will be seen how accurate he was at all times in expressing himself. The letters show his extreme eccentricity, his love for music, and hint at his Saxon dialect, which was always very pronounced in conversing with him in German. He makes an explanation at the end of one of the letters as to the meaning of certain words which he calls "grapical (graphical) innovations."

June, 1890.

Sir:

My state of health has now begun to be so precarious dat I feel myself obliged to make to you de proposal dat I play on 1st of July only for de ball and not for de concert, in order to be dat night quite healty, wakeful, mindful & vigorous and so to be able & reliable to play my viola part or parts quite orderly, correctly & vigorously and after dat to be able to march several miles out of town in order to sleep in a real bed dere and remain dereby healty.

Please write your answer and send it to St. Agatha as soon as convenient, because it would be a very wrong tought about me, dat I would go on dat day to Berlin unemployed & unengaged, be it for pleasure's or for curiosity's sake, for I hate even to walk along in a trong of merry, frivolous, idle males & females, who seek merely to enjoy pleasures, excitements, frivolities, etc.

AUGUST DRECHSLER.

Notwithstanding if I would not propose not to play in dis concert if I were dere de only one good & reliable viola player but I hear & I know dat very many excellent players & real musicians who reside out of de country, are appointed to work for de concert, and dat to dese gentlemen also belongs an excellent viola (& violin) player who is appointed to play de viola in it. So and dere fore I concluded or conjectured or presumed that it may amount to only little or very little difference if I be absent or if I be present and (what is to be added) if I play quite well wid him (in de orchester). So you cannot be reasonably angry by my proposal.

Grapical innovations.

b-t ; d-th softly pronounced.

June, 1890.

Sir : When I asked you how much I would get for de concert, you answered me : two or tree dollars. Now to get no more dan two dollars for it I found far too little for my many rehearsals whereto I came often from afar & wherefrom I went sometimes far away. Indeed several days later you have told me dat for de times of employment I am lodged in a hotel like any oder foreigner. But I have considered : Whatfore shall I live at so dear expense of de committee (& in consequence dereof get so little cash money in de pocket) ? where I can take my meals by self-pay far cheaper outside of Berlin (but not far from it) in de house of a befriended farmer, and especially whatfore shall be paid for me 25 cents for a bed one night now dat it is high summer and derefore dat certainly now I can sleep comfortably enough in a barren dere supossing dat he may get unexpectedly to dat time well befriended, related or honoured visitors. After having experienced for your sake, for de saturday rehearsals sake very uncomfortable nights I will now positively not at all dat any quarter dollar be paid for a bed for me, for I can at least now sleep far cheaper. Derefore in myself paying de boarding I charge you four & a half dollars for playing in concert & tree dollars for playing to de ball, but as to de orchestral street parade I wish dat I be dispensed of participation of it for bodily quality's sake. Besides I have to say dat I go to de celebration not in de least degree for enjoying pleasure, but only for needing & gaining money and dat I would be far more pleased, if I were ordered now by a farmer to pick up potatoe bogs day by day dan to play & to sweat & to spoil de eyes by artificial light in a crowded hall wid closed doors & windows & dereby to risk to become very sick after dat.

AUGUST DRECHSLER.


After being in the orchestra some years he relapsed into his old mode of life. His hair grew longer and whiter, his beard more straggly, and his general appearance and habits were such that he was no longer welcomed by his former musical associates. The writer does not know much about the close of this old gentleman's career. Suffice it to say that he died in the Old People's Home and his remains found repose in the burial ground of that institution.2a

2aWaterloo Historical Society Annual Volume

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Drexler Dead - The Wandering Musician Will Roam No More -

August Drexler, known around this vicinity as "Old Drexler", the wandering violin player, is dead. His troubles have ceased having departed this life on Saturday at the House of Refuge at the advanced age of 79 years. With his long white duster, old-fashioned coat and slippers, and silvery locks he had been a familiar figure to the people of this vicinity for many years.

August Drexler was born near Halle, Germany, of poor parents. He studied music, becoming a master in that line, but his ambition was to become a physician. By playing the violin at dances and different entertainments he was able to save enough money to secure the needed education but at the State examinations he failed. The law required a candidate who failed, to start from the very beginning again and this was next to impossible for poor Drexler. He was then between 30 and 40 years of age. The shock left a trace on his mind. He came to Canada, direct to Preston, and from that day to this has been "a wanderer on the face of the earth". He has never had a place he could call home. His trusty violin earned him his livelihood and he has kept up his wanderings from place to place in this vicinity for over forty years. Prof Zoellner has often had him play at his entertainments, the first time being on the occasion of the International Saengerfest held in Berlin in 1886. He then played the violin and in future entertainments played the viola or tenor violin.

For the past two years he has been an inmate of the House of Refuge. Life for "old Drexler" has been a sad failure, but it is only with the kindest of feelings that he will be regarded by the people among whom he has for so many weary years trod life's rough and uneven journey.

The funeral took place on Monday afternoon from the House of Refuge to Mount Hope Cemetery for interment. Some time before his death the veteran musician deposited money in the bank payable to the order of Mr. J.B. Hagey, of Waterloo, which was utilized in giving him a decent burial.3a

3aWaterloo-Telegraph Mar 22 1900 pg 1 
August Drechsler
 
9670 Years Served: 1947-51, 1954-55, 1956-57 (Mayor) Mayor Frederick Louis Dreger
 
9671 Years Served: 1925-30 Frederick W. Dreger
 
9672 Original owner was Heinrich Dreger (Drieger). The house is on Madison Avenue South, but when built the street was named Albert. It in 1978 was listed as a brick 1 1/2 story building in very good condition. Heinrich Charles Dreger
 
9673 DREIER, Emil

Of 754 Moore St., (Preston) Cambridge, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, August 19, 1975, Emil Dreier, beloved brother of Mrs. Lila Feick of Preston, in his 69th year. Mr. Dreier was born in Normanby Township and had resided in the Ayton area, most of his life, coming to Preston, seven years ago. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, corner Queenston Road and Argyle Street, Preston, until noon Friday; then to the Bethel Tabernacle, Queenston Road, Preston, for funeral service, at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. M. Buczynski officiating. Interment in Park Lawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Aug 1975 pg 37 
Emilal Roy "Emil" Dreier
 
9674 Adam Trisinger was the second child born to his parents, and prior to their leaving Germany they acquired a good education in the schools of that country. He grew up on a farm in Canada, but also learned the butcher's trade, which calling he followed the greater part of his life. He was married in Canada and three of his children were born there. In 1856 he located in Elkhart county, Ind., and took up his residence in the vicinity of Wakarusa, after a short residence on that place, and till after the Civil war tilled a farm in Harrison township. He then moved to Bremen, Marshall county, where he conducted a butcher shop two years; then once more returned to Wakarusa, where he resided until his removal to Michigan. From that place he went to St. Joseph county, Ind., and for the past four or five years he has lived in that county. His children are as follows: Jacob, who died at the age of four years; Frederick, the subject of this sketch; Lena, who died in childhood; Mary, who was born in Indiana, is the wife of Jacob Harrington, and is a resident of Olive township, Elkhart county; and Catherine, who was born in Indiana, died in childhood. The mother of these children died in 1864, having been born in Germany. Like her husband she removed to Canada where her early life was spent. She was a life-long member of the German Lutheran Church, was a noble mother and a faithful and affectionate wife. After her death the father took for his second wife Miss Julia A. Burlingcourt, who is still living and has borne him five children: Lucinda, who is married and lives in South Bend, Ind.; Elizabeth, who also resides there; John, Solomon and William. Mr. Trisinger is a member of the German Baptist Church, in politics is a Republican, and is well known for his public spirit and intelligence.1a

1a"Pictorial and Biographical Memoirs of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties, Indiana Together with Biographies of Many Prominent Men of Northern Indiana and the Whole State, Both Living and Dead" Goodspeed Brothers Publishers, Chicago, 1893, John Morris Co. Printers and Binders 
Adam Dreisinger
 
9675 Mrs. Oscar Huehn a Victim

General and deep regret is felt over the untimely death of Mrs. Oscar A. Huehn (Alma Louisa) of Heidelburg [sic], who died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dreisinger, on Thursday, January 29, 1920. Mrs. Huehn had come to Elmira on a visit about two weeks ago, and contracted a cold which developed rapidly into pneumonia. She was only ill a week. Her indisposition was at first not considered serious. On Wednesday, January 21, Dr. Weidenhammer, of Waterloo was called in for consultation and after an examination was unable to hold out any hope for her recovery. At 11 o'clock Thursday morning last she passed away. The deceased was a native of Elmira and generally loved for her many excellent qualities. Before her marriage and removal to Heidelburg, she had for a number of years been organist at St. James Lutheran church and active in its social work. She was still a young woman having been at death only 25 years, 2 months and 11 days of age. In addition to her grief stricken husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W Dreisinger, her sister, Mrs. Frank Rudow Jr and her brother Harold of Elmira, survive her and mourn her sudden taking off. Her funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Dreisinger residence on Park street to St. James Church for services and from thence to the Elmira Union Cemetery for burial. Rev. John Strempher officiated. The [?] were attended by a large number of sorrowing friends. The heartfelt sympathy of the community will go out to the bereaved husband, parents, and family in their great loss. A kind, loving wife, has been cut down in the flower of womanhood.1a

1aElmira Signet 5 Feb 1920 
Alma Louisa Dreisinger
 
9676 Alvin Dreisinger
Elmira, Dec. 24.-Alvin Dreisinger, aged 56 years, died on Wednesday night at the K-W Hospital where he had been admitted the previous day following an illness of several months. The deceased was born in St. Jacobs, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dreisinger. He was resident in Elmira for the past 40 years. By trade he was an interior decorator. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Alma, and a sister, Mrs. Herbert Huehn of Conestogo. Remains are resting in the Dreisinger Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the Elmira Lutheran Cemetery, Rev. L. H. Kalbfleisch officiating.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record, December 26, 1941 
Alvin Dreisinger
 
9677 Mrs. Catherine Bros ELMIRA, Aug. 17.--Mrs. Catherine Brox, 88, of 16 Hampton St, Elmira, died yesterday. She was the widow of the late William Brox and spent her entire life in is district.

She was. born Nov. 16, 1862, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Dreisinger. She was a life-long member of St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira, and a charter member of. the Ladies Aid Society.

Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Melinda Hecktus of Kitchener. The funeral will be tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from. St. James Lutheran Church. Burial will be in St James Lutheran cemetery, Elmira with Rev; L. H. Kalbfleisch officiating.

The body is at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor until tomorrow at l p.m when removal will he made to the church. Friends are requested to pay respects prior to the time of the service.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Aug 1951 
Catherine Dreisinger
 
9678 Chris Dreisinger

Chris Dreisinger, 80, funeral director and furniture store proprietor in Elmira for more than 50 years, died early Saturday at his home here after an illness of four years. Early in the century, after the advent of automobiles, Mr. Dreisinger built one of the first motorized hearses in the province. For many years he had the only mobile hearse within a radius of 50 miles. Late in the 1930s he built a modern funeral chapel which remains the only one in the district.

Mr. Dreisinger, active until four years ago, was a member of Elmira Evangelical Church, the Canadian Order of Foresters and Glenrose Masonic Lodge No. 628, Elmira.

Born in St. Jacobs on June 30, 1872, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dreisinger. His wife, Harriet Maurer, predeceased him in 1936. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Louise Trapp, Waterloo, and Mrs. A. V. (Marion) Armbrust, Kitchener; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A son, George, predeceased him in 1949. A brother also predeceased him.

Memorial service was held at the Dreisinger Funeral Chapel Monday at 3 p.m. with Rev. C. B. Heckendorn and Rev. C. H. Cornwell of Hanover, formerly of Elmira. Burial was in Elmira Cemetery.1a

1aElmira Signet, November 20, 1952

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Marion Roes a great grand daughter remembers
: "I remember his funeral -- I was 7 -- and the chapel and furniture store -- people were sitting in the window display area -- were full. The only other memory I have of him is in a hospital bed in my grandmother's living room where I guess he was for most of the four years he was ill.

A few years ago, I was told that the story about him making the first motorized hearse was only partially true. The person telling me said it was her relative who did the fancy wood carving on the vehicle."2a

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Marion Roes 2010

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C. Dreisinger Successful Local Business Man 45 Years

On Monday one of Elmira's most popular and prominent citizens will mark the passing of three-quarters of a century of worthwhile living in this community. On that day C. Dreisinger will observe his seventy-fifth birthday, and will have spent forty-five years as owner of Elmira's only furniture and funeral service. By working diligently and planning wisely, he has made those years, and what he has accomplished in them, mean a great deal to himself, to his family and to this town.

Mr. Dreisinger was born in St. Jacobs on June 30, 1872, and with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Dreisinger, moved to Elmira when he was nine years old. After finishing school he went into his father's business, which was coopering, or barrel making. Tiring of this, and deciding that he would like to do something different, he went across the border and remained for a while in the United States, coming back to spend a couple of years working in hotels in Kitchener. In 1891, he married Harriet Maurer of North Woolwich, and after getting settled again in Elmira he decided to go into the decorating business with the late John R. Ruppel, who was then in the paper hanging and painting trade. At this time, Mr. Ruppel and his father, Charles, were the local undertakers and furniture dealers and their business was located in the C. D. Miller and Co. block.

Ever with the thought of expansion uppermost in his mind, and with level headedness and the ability to make sound decisions standing him in good stead, Mr. Dreisinger took another important step in his career. This was to go into business on his own as a mortician. No minor decision, it meant a great deal of study would be involved, and that he must work all day, and then devote what leisure time he had to this studying. His final examinations were written in Philadelphia, and his license obtained with honors is a testimonial to the progress he was able to make in the scholastic field. Part of the building in which the Dreisinger store and funeral home is now located [in 2010, Shoppers Drug Mart is at that location; 7/9 Arthur Street North] was then a hardware store and this the present owner bought in 1902 [land sales records indicate purchase year was 1906] together with the Ruppel business and from here on whether he would succeed or fail was up to him. In those times, the structure presented an entirely different appearance to that of today. Of red brick, it housed the offices, first of the Traders' Bank and then the Royal Bank, on the Arthur and Church Street corner. Mr. Dreisinger's store, and a millinery shop to the north of this, and in back a printing office, as well as apartments and lodge rooms upstairs.

Another interesting phase in his life came with the introduction of the automobile and he was one of the first local residents to own one. And not only was he interested for himself, but he assisted the Chevrolet dealer, J.B. Lein, who had his garage in the old building removed by the Link-Belt Foundry, present owners of the property, last year. Mr. Dreisinger gives some amusing accounts of incidents that occurred while he was teaching driving to some of the first citizens to learn, and he says that many of these were ladies. Prior to the advent of the motor age, horsedrawn hearses were used, and in winter took the form of sleighs with glass enclosures that contained the caskets. His first two motor hearses were built by himself, with the work entailing a great deal of intricate carving. His son, George, who is still with the business, started about 35 years ago, obtaining his license in 1914.

Embalming became a requirement of the law in ___ [blank] and at that time and for many years after, Mr. Dreisinger made his own fluid for this purpose. [The recipe was tacked to a basement beam of the building.] In 1921, the Royal Bank purchased the building in which it is now situated, and which was then the Zilliax hotel. In October of that year, the late Arthur A. Ullyot opened a drug store in the premises thus vacated, and changed the front accordingly. As the years went by the nature of funeral services changed with the times. Whereas it had once been customary to prepare the bodies of the dead in the homes, it soon became apparent that an improvement could be made if this were done in a properly appointed morgue. In many cases, too, it was the desire of the family to have the service held elsewhere than in the home or church, and the necessity for a chapel was realized.

In 1940 Ullyot's moved to their present location and it was possible for Mr. Dreisinger to make some extensive changes. He now had the entire block, and this was covered with stucco on the outside and completely renovated inside. Today he has one of the finest funeral homes that might be found in any small town in the province. The chapel itself will seat 150 persons, and about one hundred more can be accommodated in the family rooms when a service is held. Attractively finished in oak and old ivory, the room is lighted indirectly, and is equipped with a beautiful Hammond electric organ, as well as an amplifying unit. The other rooms pertaining to the funeral chapel are equally well decorated and furnished for quiet comfort. The morgue is a small, bright room, immaculate in white enamel throughout and with all modern appliances.

Since 1938, when he obtained his license, and with the exception of three and a half years, spent with the R.C.A.F., Mr. Dreisinger's grandson, David, has been in charge of the embalming and most of the work connected with the funeral home, and is one of the best members of his profession in this part of the province. For the past ten years he [Chris.] has also been assisted by his granddaughter, Mrs. George Wilken [Hazel] who does the buying for the store and the necessary bookkeeping and stenographic work, as well as being a licenced lady mortician. Mrs. George Dreisinger is also a valued member of the staff. The top storey of the block is quite expansive, and may be reached either by elevator or stairway. In these rooms furniture and rugs are stored, and there is also a large casket showroom. The air conditioning and automatic heating systems are located in the spacious basement. Here too, a radio repairing shop is managed and operated by V. Pierce. The garage is equipped with gasoline and oil tanks and houses the two hearses and sufficient cars for two complete funerals. Mr. Dreisinger prefers the Packard machine, deeming the streamlined yet conservative chassis most suitable for funeral purposes. Hearse services are also provided for other funeral homes in Waterloo, Baden, New Dundee, Ayr, Fergus and Guelph. Mr. Dreisinger intends to procure both a new hearse and car sometime this year.3a

3aElmira Signet, Thursday, June 26th, 1947

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Elmira Twenty Years Ago, From Signet of Jan. 22, 1905

Do You Remember?

Messrs. Chas. Ruppel and Son have sold their Undertaking Business to Mr. Christian Dreisinger who will be pleased to supply the public with anything they may want in his line.4a

4aThe Elmira Signet, Thursday, January 22, 1925

 
Christian Dreisinger
 
9679 The young man seated above the SOC on the drum is Christian Dreisinger. Christian Dreisinger
 
9680 Mrs. Charles J. Trapp of 62 Margaret Ave. S., Waterloo, died Aug. 4 at St. Mary's Hospital. The former Louise Dreisinger, she was born in Elmira, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian Dreisinger. She was formerly of St. Jacobs. Mrs. Trapp was a member of Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church, the Zion Women's Auxiliary and the adult Bible class of the church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Esther) Jamieson, Ingersoll; one sister, Mrs. Alfred V. (Marion) Armbrust, Kitchener, and one grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband and one brother. The service was held Aug. 7 with Rev. Frederick M. Faist officiating, assisted by Rev. G. F. Barthell. Burial was in Elmira cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, August 16, 1967 
Christine Louise Dreisinger
 
9681 Former Town of Elmira Councillor
Community mourns death of Elmira funeral director David Dreisinger


Friends of David Dreisinger described him as a well-respected and caring individual who would help anyone. Dreisinger, 76, died Tuesday, Nov. 9 at K-W Hospital. He was born in Elmira on Nov. 7, 1917. He was a third-generation funeral director, who, according to close friends, learned the business from his grandfather, Chris Dreisinger. David Dreisinger obtained his funeral director's licence in 1938. He was a former member of Elmira town council from 1956 to 1959. Elmira town council was in existence prior to the region taking over in 1973 and forming the current Woolwich township. At the time Dreisinger was on council, each term was for one year. Dreisinger served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the second world-war. He was a member of the Elmira Kiwanis club, the Elmira Legion, and of the Masonic lodge. During the remembrance-day dinner at the Legion on Thursday, there was a moment of silence in memory of Dreisinger. Eddie Bearinger, of Elmira described his friend since childhood, as "very sincere. He was very meticulous. If he said 'I will meet you at a certain time,' he meant it. David would help out many people. He was always there to lend a helping hand, but he did not want people to know about it. He was a man behind the scenes. He was very well respected especially by the Old Order Mennonites. David knew their customs. He knew how to conduct a funeral," Bearinger said. Ernie Kendall of Elmira, taught Dreisinger. "He was one of those students who always asked questions, as any student should. In later years, he was a neighbour. David and his wife were great friends of ours." Kendall said that the Dreisinger family has done "a great job" when it comes to funerals as there has been no competition. "The Dreisinger name is very well known and respected," he said. Kendall continued that his long-time friend was "very proud of Elmira. David thought a great deal about the town." Kendall and Bearinger said that Dreisinger was a supporter of local events. "If there was a special need, or a gift was needed, David would give, but asked that his name not be used." Another long-time friend, Bette Musselman, of Elmira, also described him as "a true friend. He was always there when I really needed him. I'll always remember what he did for me when Art died." He was the husband of Eileen Thorpe; father of John and his wife, Susan, of Elmira; Colleen and her husband, Frank Zanetti, of Battle Creek, Michigan; brother of Hazel (Mrs. Donald Brown), of Elmira; also survived by five grandchildren. Burial was in Elmira Union cemetery. Donations to Gale Presbyterian church or St. James Lutheran church, both of Elmira, would be appreciated.1a

1aElmira Independent, November 1993

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Dreisinger, David G. - On Tuesday, November 9, 1993, at K-W Hospital, David George Dreisinger, age 76 years, of Elmira. Mr. Dreisinger was born in Elmira November 7, 1917. He obtained his Funeral Directors Licence in 1938 and was active in his profession until the time of his death. Husband of Eileen Thorpe; father of John C. and Susan Dreisinger of Elmira, Colleen and Frank Zanetti of Battle Creek, Mich; grandfather of Christin, Kelly and Kimberly Dreisinger of Elmira, Alissa and Andrew Zanetti of Battle Creek, Mich; brother of Hazel (Mrs. Donald Brown). Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. At David's request, a private family committal service will be held with interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. For those who desire, memorial donations may be made to Gale Presbyterian Church or St. James Lutheran Church, as expressions of sympathy.2a

2aKitchener-Waterloo Record, November 1993 
David George Dreisinger
 
9682 Hackert, Edith (Mrs. Ernest) - Peacefully, on Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Edith (Dreisinger) Hackert, in her 81st year, of Waterloo, formerly of Elmira. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Hackert. Loving mother of Bill Hackert of North Bay and David and his wife Margaret Hackert of Elmira. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Robert and Paul, Chad, Andrew and Laura and great-grandchildren, Michael, Tate, Mandy-Mae and Nicholas; dear sister of Otto Dreisinger of Elmira and Dora Dreisinger of Kitchener. Predeceased by her parents, John O. Dreisinger and Hannah Grosz; one son, Robert; one brother Oscar and one sister, Margaret Dreisinger. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, on Thursday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. On Friday morning at 9 a.m., transfer will be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Elmira for funeral service at 11 a.m., with Rev. Richard Frey officiating, followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. In her memory, donations to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Endowment Fund would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Mar 2000 
Edith Dreisinger
 
9683 Dr. Edward J. Dreisinger

Services for Dr. Edward J. Dreisinger, 72, 2214 S. Linden Ave., will be at noon Saturday at Bethany Presbyterian Church with Dr. Harry B. Parrott and the Rev. Walter Davis officiating. Dr. Dreisinger, pastor emeritus of Bethany Church, died at 5:07 a.m. Wednesday at Horn Nursing Home in Wooster following an extended illness. He was born May 30, 1914 in Mimico, Ontario, Canada, to Will and Martha Borland Dreisinger. Dr. Dreisinger graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1942, and from the university's theological school in 1945. He also studied at the graduate school of the University of Toronto and the University of Chicago Federated Divinity School. Dr. Dreisinger received a doctor of divinity degree from Monrovia College in Liberia for his contributions to race and interfaith relations. Ordained in 1942, he served Baptist pastorates in Canada before coming to the United States from Toronto in 1951. Dr. Dreisinger was pastor of Bethany Church from 1971 to 1984, retiring with the title pastor emeritis. Prior to Bethany, he serviced churches in Euclid and Fairmont, W. Va. He was a former pastor of First Baptist Church in Canton, where he served on several boards including the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, the Greater Canton Council of Churches and the Canton Inner City Ministry. Dr. Dreisinger was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Knights Templar and a former Rotarian. Surviving are his wife, Fannie Margaret (Arnott), whom he married Sept. 12, 1942; two daughters, Mrs. Greg (Margaret Ann) Eddy of Vienna, Va., and Nancy Jeanne Dreisinger of Jefferson City, Mo.; a son, Thomas E. "Ted" of Jefferson City; a sister, Mrs. Roy (Evangeline) Solave of Don Mills, Ontario, Canada; a brother, Frank of Sun City, Ariz.; and three grandchildren. Friends may call 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Fairmount Memorial Park. The family suggests memorial contributions to a mission of the donor's choice.1a

1apaper unknown

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The-Review.com
Fannie M. Dreisinger
Steven Wiandt
April 28, 2006
Fannie Margaret Dreisinger passed away at Oak Tree Villas Nursing Home in Jefferson City, Missouri, on April 26, 2006.
She joins her mother and father, Flora and William Arnott; her five brothers and sisters, Frank, Jack, Bill, Nell and Lillian Arnott; and her loving husband, Dr. Edward J. Dreisinger, in a better place.

She was born October 13, 1912, in Toronto, Canada. A graduate of Moulton College, Fannie taught school for 10 years in Toronto and was a counselor for numerous summers at Camp Ouareau in Quebec, Canada. A talented basketball player, tennis player, and swimmer, she taught hundreds of children to love physical fitness. She married Dr. Dreisinger in 1942 and continued her days as a loving wife and devoted mother. She was also an active member of the Chapter CP PEO Alliance.

She is survived by her three children, Margaret Anne Cole of Fairfax, Virginia; Thomas Edward Dreisinger of Detroit, Michigan; and Nancy Jeanne Dreisinger of Jefferson City, Missouri; as well as her three grandchildren, Graham and Nancy Ellen Eddy of Fairfax, Virginia, and Mariah Lyn Dreisinger of Jefferson City, Missouri.

Fannies intense love for life and her deep faith were an inspiration to many. While her physical body is gone, her spirit will remain in the hearts of her family and friends forever. She fought a good fight, she finished her course, and she kept her faith.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29th at Cassaday Turkle-Christian Funeral Home in Alliance, Ohio. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. She will be buried next to her husband in Fairmount Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.
Register online at: www.ctcfuneral.com. (4-27-06) 
Dr. Edward J. Dreisinger
 
9684 They then came to Elkhart county, Ind. (in 1860), but the grandfather [Frederich Lewis Dreisinger] died during the trip and the grandmother passed from this life in St. Joseph county, Ind., about 1872. They reared a family of five children: Adam, Jacob, John, Philipbena and Lena, all of whom are living, but only one resides in this section of the county - Lena. The grandfather was a farmer throughout life and succeeded in accumulating a valuable property. ..."Pictorial and Biographical Memoirs of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties, Indiana Together with Biographies of Many Prominent Men of Northern Indiana and the Whole State, Both Living and Dead" Goodspeed Brothers Publishers, Chicago, 1893, John Morris Co. Printers and Binders Frederich Lewis Dreisinger
 
9685 Passed Away At Elmira, Ontario Saturday, February 26th, 1949 George E. Dreisinger The Funeral Will take place from the Funeral Chapel, on Monday, February 28th, at 3:00 p.m., Interment in Elmira Cemetery.1a

1aFuneral Card of George E. Dreisinger

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Geo. Dreisinger Buried Monday

Funeral Service for George Dreisinger, widely-known resident of Elmira, was held at the Dreisinger Funeral Chapel on Monday at 3 p.m. Rev. L. H. Kalbfleisch officiated. The pallbearers were J. J. Yanchus, Fred Schmidt, Fred Howard, Fred Rudow and Philip Zinger of Elmira and Ross McLanaghan of Guelph. Burial was made in the Elmira Cemetery. Mr. Dreisinger died suddenly Friday night following a heart attack. He had been associated with his father, Christian Dreisinger, in the funeral and furniture business in Elmira since 1914. He attended St. James' Lutheran Church. Surviving besides his father are his wife, the former Clara Lichty, a daughter, Mrs George (Hazel) Wilken, Elmira, a son, David, Elmira, two sisters, Mrs. Louise Trapp, St. Jacobs and Mrs. A. V. Armbrust, [Marion] Kitchener. There are three grandchildren.2a

2aElmira Signet 3 Mar 1949 
George Edward Dreisinger
 
9686 BROWN, Hazel (Mrs. Donald) - On Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at Chateau Gardens, Hazel (Dreisinger) Brown, in her 82nd year, of RR 2, Wallenstein. Beloved wife of Don; dear mother of Chris and Wilf Shantz of West Montrose, Marion and "Charlie" Lloyd Roes of Waterloo, Grace and Skip Maher and Bob and Darlene, all of Elmira. Also lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Brad and Julie, Camille and Josie, Stacey and B.J., Adam and Holly and great-grandson, Mitchell. Predeceased by her parents, George and Clara (Lichty) Dreisinger and her brother, David. Hazel received her funeral directors licence in 1937 and along with her brother, David, owned and operated Dreisinger Furniture and Funeral Home. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Sunday, transfer will be made to St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira for funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Wendell Grahlman officiating, followed by interment in St. James Lutheran Cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 10 Sep 1998 
Hazel Georgene Dreisinger
 
9687 Mrs. Herbert L. Huehn, 65, of Conestogo, died Saturday at her home after a lengthy illness. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dreisinger, she was born March 20, 1892, in Woolwich Township. She had been a resident of Conestogo for the past 36 years. Mrs. Huehn, the former Irene Dreisinger, was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Conestogo. Surviving are her husband, whom she married in Elmira in 1919; a son, Harry O. of Kitchener and two grandsons. She was predeceased by a brother in 1941. The body rested at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until noon Tuesday when removal was made to St. Matthew's Church, Conestogo, for funeral service at 3 pm.1a

1aElmira Signet, Thursday, May 23, 1957 
Irene Eva Dreisinger
 
9688 Jacob Dreisinger

Early Monday morning, there passed to his reward a well known resident of this village in the person of Jacob Dreisinger, after five weeks of painful illness. Deceased was born in Bavaria, Germany, on June 25, 1829. In his 7th year he came with his family to Conestogo. On the 11th of October 1853 he was married to Eva Oswald, wife for over 60 years who shared with him the joys and sorrows of life and who now mourns his departure. The family lived on several farms in Woolwich, the last being the Zilliax farm now occupied by one of his sons, Mr. Jacob O. Dreisinger, 2 miles east of Elmira, where they lived about 28 years. The last three years they have lived with their daughter, Mrs. Fred Hectus, in Elmira. The family consisted of the following children: Michael and John, Elmira; Jacob, on the old homestead; Katie (Mrs. Wm. Brox) and William of Elmira; Lena (Mrs. Henry Holle) who died some years ago; Melinda (Mrs. Fred Hectus), Elmira. Eighteen grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, his brother John, Elmira, and a sister (Mrs. Fox of Wyatt, Indiana), also survive him. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. J. Strempfer, pastor of St. James Lutheran church officiating. A large number of relatives and friends paid a last tribute of respect to the deceased by attending the funeral.1a


1aElmira Signet, July 30, 1914 
Jacob Dreisinger
 
9689 DREISINGER, Harold. Fred, suddenly at his home, 10 South St. W., Dundas, on Monday, May 1, 1967. Harold Fred Dreisinger. son of the late William and Louise Dreisinger, beloved husband of Gertrude Mattusch. brother of Mrs. Frank Rudow of Elmira, uncle of Mrs. Victor Hill of Dundas; resting at the Cattel Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas, from Tuesday morning; service in Grace Lutheran Church, Main Street West, Hamilton, on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. Interment, Grove Cemetery. Donations to the memorial fund of Grace Lutheran Church, 71 Stirling. St., Hamilton, would be appreciated.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 May 1967 
Jacob Fred Harold Dreisinger
 
9690 Jacob O. Dreisinger died Tuesday in Elmira, at 7:05 p.m. He was the son of the late Mr. Jacob Dreisinger and his wife, nee Eva Oswald, and reached the age of 81 years, 7 months and nine days. He was a life-long resident of Elmira and community. He lived on a farm east of Elmira for 48 years, moving to Elmira 12 years ago. He was a life-long member of St. James' Lutheran Church and a former member of St. James' Choir. In 1887 he entered into the estate of matrimony with Louisa Ries, who predeceased him in 1891. This union was blessed with two children. In 1895 he was married to Jane Shoemaker, who survives. This union was blessed with five children. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife and five sons and two daughters, namely, Edwin Dreisinger, Elmira; Emanuel Dreisinger, Toronto; Elvina Dreisinger, Elmira; Allen Dreisinger, Elmira; Mrs. Wm. Brubacher, Elmira; Ervin Dreisinger, Elmira and Jacob Dreisinger, Waterloo. Nine grandchildren and two sisters and one brother, namely Mrs. Wm. Brox, Elmira; Mrs. Fred Hecktus, Stratford; Mr. Wm. Dreisinger, Elmira. One week ago he was stricken with a paralytic stroke to which he succumbed on Tuesday. The funeral will be conducted on Friday afternoon by Rev. L. H. Kalbfleisch with a short service at the residence of the deceased at 2:00 p.m., followed by a service in St. James' church. Burial will be made in St. James' cemetery.1a

1aElmira Signet, May, 1942

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Jacob O. Dreisinger
Elmira, May 13. - Jacob O. Dreisinger, aged 81 years, died yesterday at his home, 12 James Street. The late Mr. Dreisinger had been in good health until one week ago when he suffered a stroke. Born in Woolwich Township, he was a son of the late Jacob Dreisinger and Eva Oswald and had been a township resident until 12 years ago when he moved to Elmira. For 48 years he operated a farm just east of the town. Deceased was a lifelong member of St. James Lutheran Church, and a member of that choir for many years. His first wife, the former Louise Ries, predeceased him 51 years ago and in 1985 he was married to Jane Shoemaker who survives. Also surviving are five sons, Edwin of Elmira, Emmanuel of Toronto, Allen and Ervin of Elmira and Jacob of Waterloo; two daughters Miss Alvina Dreisinger, at home and Amelia, Mrs. William Brubacher of Elmira. Nine grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. William Brox of Elmira, and Mrs. Fred Hecktus of Stratford, and one brother William of Elmira, also survive. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon, with a short service at his late residence at two o'clock, followed by a service at St. James' Church. Rev. L. H. Kalbfleisch will officiate. The body is at the Dreisinger Funeral Home until 11 o'clock tomorrow, morning. Burial will be made in St. James' Cemetery.2a

2aKitchener-Waterloo Record 13 May 1942 
Jacob O. Dreisinger
 
9691 DREISINGER, Mr. Jacob At the K-W Hospital Kitchener, on Saturday Oct. 24,1981, Jacob S. Dreisinger , aged 75 years, of 68 Union Blvd., Kitchener. Mr: Dreisinger was born in Elmira and was a son of the late Jacob Dreisinger and the former Jane Shoemaker. He was a retired owner and operator of Dreisinger Construction; a member of Calvary United Church, Kitchener; a member of the Germania Lodge of Odd Fellows for 33 years and also of the Samaritan Encampment, Past District Deputy Grand Master, Past District Deputy Grand Patriarch and Past Grand Lodge Guardian.

Survived by his wife, the former Bernice Scheifele; two sons, Donald J. of Waterloo and Ross S. of Kitchener and one daughter, Corean (Mrs. Carl Pleon) of Waterloo. Also survived by one sister, Mrs. Amelia Brubacher of Elmira, nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was predeceased by three brothers and one sister. Mr. Dreisinger's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good. Funeral Home, 171 King St: S., Waterloo, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and Tuesday. At noon on Wednesday, removal will be made to Calvary United Church, Kitchener, for the funeral service at (Wednesday), with Jean Kellerman officiating. Interment to follow in Parkview cemetery, Waterloo.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Oct 1981 
Jacob S. Dreisinger
 
9692 Back left: William (m. Martha Borland); Magdalena (m. August Weckelmann); Christian (m. Harriet Maurer). Seated: Magdalena (Braeuchle) and John / Johann Dreisinger. John Dreisinger
 
9693 In Memoriam Died At Elmira, Ontario on Wednesday, May 10th, 1916 John Dreisinger aged 77 years, 11 months and 24 days The Funeral will be held from his late home on King Street on Friday afternoon, May 12th, at 2 o'clock, to the Elmira Union Cemetery for burial. Service in Evangelical Church after burial. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation1a

1aFuneral Card of John Dreisinger 
John Dreisinger
 
9694 John Dreisinger

Following a lengthy illness, Mr. John Dreisinger, 83, of Elmira, passed away at home, 7 Water Street, on Monday, evening. He was born in Woolwich township and had lived all his life in the Elmira district. Mr. Dreisinger was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Oscar and Otto of near Elmira, three daughters, Mrs. E. Hackert (Edith), Misses Margaret and Dora, all of Elmira, two brothers William and Jacob of Elmira, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Hecktus and Mrs. William Brox of Elmira. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, thence to St. Paul's Lutheran church for service. Interment will be made in the Elmira cemetery. Rev. F. Malinsky will officiate.1a

1aElmira Signet August 29, 1940 
John O. Dreisinger
 
9695 In Loving Memory. Died: At Conestogo on Tuesday, Nov. 8th, 1898, Lena Dreisinger, beloved wife of Henry Holle, aged 28 years, 2 months and 29 days. The Funeral will take place from her late residence on Friday, November 11., 1898, 10 o'clock, a.m., to the Lutheran Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Conestogo, Ont., Nov. 8th, 1898.1a

1aFuneral Card of Lena Dreisinger 
Magdalena Dreisinger
 
9696 One's third and fourth cousins have the same ancestors and I've learned that they can be"goldmines" for pictures, documents and family stories. In my great-grandfather, ChrisDreisinger's family, I "found" his brother William's descendants when one replied to a letter Ihad written to a bunch of Dreisingers listed on the internet. We shared pictures, names, addresses,dates, lots of stories and now, he is putting together a picture history of the family.

All I knew about Chris' sister, Magdalena (Lena) was that she married August Weckelmann andmoved to Rochester. Because Lena's descendants wouldn't be close relatives, finding themwasn't a priority, but priorities become blurred when there are empty spaces on genealogy charts.Funeral home records of Lena's mother Christina (Braeuchle) Dreisinger, who lived in Elmira,showed that Christina died at 566 Hayward Avenue in Rochester NY and was brought back toElmira for burial. She must have been visiting with her daughter. My letters to Rochester funeralhomes and neighbours brought no replies, and I stopped looking \endash for a while.

Some time later I wrote letters to internet addresses of Weckelmanns in and around Rochesterthey netted two replies. However, after a few conversations I realized these were dead ends.(Readers might wonder why I didn't try other avenues, but writing letters can be done from homeat any hour, and that's what I had time for \endash and I like writing letters.)

Several months passed. An email came from a Gerry Weckelman, who said he was researchinghis family, and had a letter his uncle had got from me. Jackpot! Over the next year, we suppliedeach other with pictures, obituaries, addresses, dates, names. It was great! In David McKnight's Waterloo County Wills I found August's siblings listed with his mother's will. Gerry wasecstatic. Now, he could make more connections.

Gerry's queries to the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester gave almost "everything Iwanted to know" about Lena and August's family. What a sad story: the oldest son's death at 29was "suicide by shooting" (he was married, but no children as far as we know); the second son'sdeath at 19 was "suicide, carbolic acid"; the third son died of "pulmonary tuberculosis" at 25;daughter Nettie, died in her 70s. City directory records indicate that Lena was widowed ca1909,but we've yet to find a record of August's death.

Is that the end of the story? Except for August's death data, I had found out much more than Iexpected. But no, there's a bit more. My husband, Charlie, and I spent a day with Gerry and hiswife, Linda. We drove to several addresses where Lena and Nettie had lived. One still existed:566 Hayward Avenue. Several hours were spent exploring Mount Hope Cemetery, a beautifulfascinating old burial ground (see the web site www.fomh.org). One small, flat, lying loose-on-the-ground stone was the only Weckelmann marker: "Our Will / Asleep in Jesus / F. W. W."[son, Frederick William Weckelmann]. The rest of the family was buried side by side somedistance away and had no grave stone. "So," I thought, " this branch of the family fades intooblivion." After a few months of consideration, I decided to have a marker placed. It reads,simply, "Weckelmann Family."1a

1aWeckelman Family -- by Marion Roes (The Waterloo Kin newsletter, Waterloo Region Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society 2003, Vol. 3 No. 4) 
Magdalena "Lena" Dreisinger
 
9697 Armbrust, Mrs. Alfred (Marion) - At her residence, 885 Queen's Blvd., Kitchener on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1975, Marion Dreisinger, following a brief illness; a member of Zion United Church, Kitchener and a lifelong resident of the Kitchener area.

Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian Dreisinger; wife of the late Alfred Armbrust, who predeceased her in 1968; also predeceased by a sister Mrs. Louise Trapp and a brother George Dreisinger. Survived by nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St., W., Kitchener. Funeral Service in the Ratz-Bechtel chapel Saturday 2 p.m. Rev. F. J. Roberts and Rev. G. F. Barthel will officiate. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. Expressions of sympathy may be made by donations to Golden Hours.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 4 Sep 1975 
Marion E. Dreisinger
 
9698 Dreisinger, Oscar F. - Peacefully, on Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Oscar F. Dreisinger, in his 83rd year, of Elmira. Dear brother of Otto, his twin brother, of RR 2, Elmira, Edith Hackert of Waterloo, Dora Dreisinger of Kitchener. Fondly remembered by his two nephews, Bill and David Hackert and their families. He was predeceased by his parents, John O. Dreisinger and Hannah Grosz and one sister, Margaret Dreisinger. Oscar was a lifelong faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church having served on many committees and groups. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Wednesday, transfer will be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church for funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Richard Frey officiating, followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. In his memory, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Sep 1999 
Oscar F. Dreisinger
 
9699 Dreisinger, Otto - Peacefully went home to be with the Lord, on Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Otto Dreisinger, in his 87th year, of Elmira. Lovingly remembered by his sister, Dora Dreisinger of Kitchener, his two nephews, Bill and David Hackert and their families and Lucinda (Lester) Brubacher and their family. Predeceased by his parents, John. O. and Hannah (Grosz) Dreisinger; two sisters, Edith Hackert and Margaret Dreisinger and his twin brother, Oscar Dreisinger (1999). For over 60 years, Otto farmed on the Lester Brubacher farm, RR 2, Elmira. He was a life long member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Elmira, having served on many committees and groups. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At 9 a.m. on Monday, transfer will be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Elmira for funeral service at 11 a.m., with Rev. Richard Frey officiated, followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. In his memory, donations to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Endowment Fund, would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Jan. 3, 2004 
Otto Dreisinger
 
9700 Thomas Dreisinger

Elmira - Thomas Dreisinger, seven months, died Monday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Dreisinger, 10 Cross St., Elmira. Surviving besides his parents is one brother, John. The funeral was conducted today and burial took place in the Elmira Cemetery. Rev. Frank Malinsky officated.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, September 16, 1958 
Thomas Dreisinger
 
9701 William Dreisinger

Elmira, March 13 [1950] - William Dreisinger, 84, of 18 Hampton St., Elmira, died at his home Saturday following a lengthy illness. Born in Woolwich Township, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Dreisinger. He attended St. James's Lutheran Church. Surviving are one son, Harold, of Dundas; one daughter, Mrs. Edith Rudow of Elmira, two sisters, Mrs. Frederick Hectus of Kitchener and Mrs. Catherine Brox of Elmira, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His wife, the former Louisa Brox, predeceased hin in 1933. The body is resting at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor until tomorrow at 1:30 p.m., when removal will be made to the church. Friends are requested to pay their respects prior to the service. The funeral will be held at St. James's Church at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in St. James's Cemetery with Rev. L. H. Kalbfleisch officiating1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Mar 1950 
William Dreisinger
 
9702 Dreisinger, William - At his residence, 123 Lake Shore Road, Mimico, Sunday, Oct. 13, William Dreisinger, Beloved husband of Martha N. Borland. The late Mr. Dreisinger is resting at the Funeral Home of G. H. Hogle, 63 Mimico Avenue, Mimico. Funeral service Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.1a

1aToronto Globe & Mail, October 14 or 15, 1935

__________________

William Dreisigner

Mr. William Dreisinger died at his residence, 123 Lake Shore Road, Mimico, on Sunday, at the age of 58 years. About fourteen years ago he was knocked off a bicycle by a passing motorist. Complications set in about a year ago necessitating his discontinuing work and the complications resulted in his death on Sunday. He was engaged in the cleaning and pressing business. Mr. Dreisinger was born in St. Jacobs. He moved to Elmira when about seven years of age. Leaving Elmira he went to Hespeler and later to Toronto. Surviving are his widow, who before her marriage was Martha N. Borland, two sons, Frank and Edward, at home; one daughter, Evangeline, at home, one sister, Mrs. M. Weckelman of Rochester, N. Y. and one brother, Mr. Chris Dreisinger of Elmira. The funeral was held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto.2a

2aElmira Signet, Thursday, October 17, 1935

Note:Park Lawn gave burial location as lot 2825 of the Adult Single section of Park Lawn Cemetery near the corner of Bloor Street and Prince Edward Drive. There is not a grave marker. 
William Dreisinger
 
9703 Seated left to right: Joseph Meyer Snyder, Priscilla (Dresch) Snyder
Standing left to right: David Homer, Martha Priscilla, Joseph Edward, Miriam Helen 
Pricilla Dresch
 
9704 Mrs. Arthur S. Pitcher

PRESTON — Mrs. Arthur S. Pitcher, of 133 Waterloo St. N., died today at South Waterloo Hospital, Galt. She was 83. Born in Cincinnatti, she was the former Gertrude Dressell. She lived in Brantford before moving to Preston 36 years ago. Her husband died in 1962. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church, the Eastern Star, Preston Chapter the women's institute, the Golden Rule Bible class, and the United Church Women. Surviving are one son, Donald of Preston; two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Eleanor) Ranscombe and Mrs. Borden (Jessie) Proctor, both of Preston; one brother, William of Cincinnatti; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son, Russell, in 1937. The body is at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home where Rev. Ian Fleming will conduct a service Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Jun 1967 pg 25 
Gertrude Morse Dressell
 
9705 Elizabeth would later join the WRCNS where, as a Visual Signaler, she would help guide ships into their harbours in Halifax and Prince Rupert. Elizabeth Drew-Brook
 
9706 WIEGAND, Elizabeth (nee Drew-Brook)

It is with much sadness that Ann Drew-Brook (Toronto) and Hugh Drew-Brook (Elora) announce the death on Saturday evening, February 11, 2017, of their very dear sister, Elizabeth Wiegand, who died of a heart attack, after a brief stay in the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, at the age of 93. The wife of her beloved, deceased husband, Dr. Jack Wiegand, Elizabeth greatly loved and will be mourned by Jack's grandchildren, Christopher Wiegand, his wife Annette and his sisters, Meagan, Jennifer, Kathy and Karen, John and Jim Wiegand, Jack's two sons and by Luanne and Brian Hancey. She was also much loved and will be missed by Hugh's children, Deborah Drew-Brook-Cormack (Allan), David Drew-Brook (Kathryn) and Carrol Rotteman and her son, Andrew. Although born in Toronto, Elizabeth and her sister moved with their parents, to a dairy farm north of Guelph, where some time later, their brother, Hugh, would be born. It was from these early years on the farm that Elizabeth developed her great love of animals and would learn to ride and jump horses, an interest which lasted a lifetime. After graduation from the Guelph Collegiate, it being Wartime, Elizabeth would later join the WRCNS where, as a Visual Signaler, she would help guide ships into their harbours in Halifax and Prince Rupert. Later, in the Spring of 1954, she joined Canada's Foreign Service and would serve in Venezuela, Norway, Britain, Switzerland and Israel. On marriage to Jack in 1980, she joined him in Cambridge, where she made many friends and was able to indulge in her love (and talent) in art, gardening, golf and bridge. The family would like to thank her many friends who called or visited Elizabeth in Hospital and would particularly like to thank two of her oldest friends: Mrs. Mary Clarke and Mrs. Anne Fluit who did so much for her during her hospital stay and were such a source of comfort to us. A Memorial Service will be held for Elizabeth on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from Trinity Anglican Church, 12 Blair Road, Cambridge, at 11 a.m. Online condolences at www.couttsfuneralhome.com

Cambridge Times 16 Feb 2017 
Elizabeth Drew-Brook
 
9707 WIEGAND, Elizabeth (nee Drew-Brook) It is with much sadness that Ann Drew-Brook (Toronto) and Hugh Drew-Brook (Elora) announce the death on Saturday evening, February 11, 2017 of their very dear sister, Elizabeth Wiegand, who died of a heart attack after a brief stay in the Cambridge Memorial Hospital at the age of 93. The wife of her beloved, deceased husband, Dr. Jack Wiegand, Elizabeth greatly loved and will be mourned by Jack's grandchildren, Christopher Wiegand, his wife Annette, and his sisters, Meagan, Jennifer, Kathy and Karen, John and Jim Wiegand, Jack's two sons, and by Luanne and Brian Hancey. She was also much loved and will be missed by Hugh's children, Deborah Drew-Brook-Cormack (Allan), David Drew-Brook (Kathryn) and Carrol Rotteman and her son, Andrew. Although born in Toronto, Elizabeth and her sister moved with their parents to a dairy farm north of Guelph, where some time later, their brother, Hugh, would be born. It was from these early years on the farm that Elizabeth developed her great love of animals and would learn to ride and jump horses, an interest which lasted a lifetime. After graduation from the Guelph Collegiate, it being Wartime, Elizabeth would later join the WRCNS where, as a Visual Signaler, she would help guide ships into their harbours in Halifax and Prince Rupert. Later, In the Spring of 1954, she joined Canada's Foreign Service, and would serve in Venezuela, Norway, Britain, Switzerland and Israel. On marriage to Jack in 1980, she joined him in Cambridge where she made many friends and was able to indulge in her love (and talent) in art, gardening, golf and bridge. The family would like to thank her many friends who called or visited Elizabeth in Hospital, and would particularly like to thank two of her oldest friends: Mrs. Mary Clarke, and Mrs. Anne Fluit who did so much for her during her hospital stay and were such a source of comfort to us. A Memorial Service will be held for Elizabeth on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from Trinity Anglican Church, 12 Blair Road, Cambridge, N1S 2H3 at 11 a.m. Should anyone wish to make a donation in Elizabeth's memory, it would please her so much if you remembered the Cambridge and District Humane Society, 1650 Dunbar Road, Cambridge, ON, N1R 8J5. Friends and family are invited to sign Elizabeth's book of online condolences at www.couttsfuneralhome.com


Waterloo Region Record 15 Feb 2017 
Elizabeth Drew-Brook
 
9708 DREWS, Gustav Ferdinand - It is with the sadness of parting tempered with the Easter hope in the resurrection that Gustav Ferdinand Drews passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at A. R. Goudie Eventide Home, Kitchener, at the age of 92 years, from natural causes. He is survived by his three sons, Harry, Don (Michele), Gerry (Veronica) and three grandchildren, Chris, Philip, and Jennifer. Gustav was predeceased by his beloved wife of sixty-one years, Wanda; his parents, Eduard and Amalie (nee Schuemann); and siblings, Leonhard, Ewald, Otto, Eduard, Arthur, Olga, Oskar, and Amalie. Born in Siarzewo, Kreis Nessau, West Prussia in 1917, Gustav was raised on the family farm, which flourished on the banks of the Vistula River. As a horn player, he was an active member of the Evangelical Lutheran brass band associated with his church. As a conscript, Gustav saw action on the Eastern Front and North Africa during the Second World War. After relocating to Geesthacht, West Germany after the war, Gustav learned the masonry trade and met his future wife, Wanda. They emigrated in 1949 to Pincher Creek, Alberta, with their infant son, Harry, subsequently moving east to Kitchener in 1950 where they established a masonry contracting business and real estate holdings. Enterprising and industrious, Gus was a lifelong sports enthusiast who actively followed the Kitchener Rangers, NHL hockey, and soccer, both amateur and professional. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church (LC-C) from 1953 onward. Hard-working and entrepreneurial in his initiatives, Gustav practised the personal philosophy that one must be willing to take risks to get ahead in life. Retiring from construction thirty-five years ago, he devoted his golden years to developing his farm outside Roseville. Following a lifetime of hard work and upheaval, in recent years he developed infirmities associated with advancing age. He moved to the A. R. Goudie Eventide Home two years ago to receive medical care. Throughout his residence there, he continued to be visited several times daily by his devoted wife, Wanda, until her own massive stroke in late February, 2009. Her passing broke his heart, and he never recovered from her loss. Visitation will take place on Friday, April 17, 2009, from 2 - 4 p.m., 7 - 9 p.m., and on Saturday, April 18, 2009, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. at Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. The funeral service will be held in the Henry Walser Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 1:30 p.m., Pastor Walter Hambrock officiating. Interment at Woodland Cemetery in Kitchener with reception to follow at the funeral home. The family extends a special thank you to Major Glenys Butt, Gus's caregivers, and the entire staff of the A. R. Goudie Eventide Home for their kindness and concern for his well-being. In remembrance of Gustav, memorial donations may be made to Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kitchener or the A. R. Goudie Eventide Home (Salvation Army), Kitchener. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Gus's memorial. John 14:2-3: Jesus said, 'I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.' 1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record Newspaper - Apr. 15, 2009  
Gustav Ferdinand Drews
 
9709 Simpson Sears Catalogue Sales Agent

In February 1951, Mr. Charles Drexler bought the store from Mr. Carl Sippel, formerly Sippel's Paint and Wallpaper Store. In 1970 the store was completely remodelled. Besides Simpson Sear's Catalogue Sales Store, Mr. Drexler also operates a Singer Sewing Machine and Service business. His wife Mary, assists Mr. Drexler full time. Formerly, before coming to Elmira, Mr. Drexler worked for Singer Sewing Machines in Kitchener.1a

1aThe Elmira Old Boys & Girls Reunion 50th Anniversary 1973, p. 76 
Charles Sebastian Drexler
 
9710 The Maryhill Settlement: Was Your Family in the Picture? Frances Hoffman

On Sunday 17 Sept 1995 the Historical Society of St. Boniface & Maryhill Community will host their annual Heritage Day celebrations. This year's theme will be "The Maryhill Settlement: Was Your Family in the Picture?" David McKnight will be the guest speaker.
This is a very special day, beginning with 10 a.m. Mass at St. Boniface Church. People are invited to then share in a pot-luck lunch at St. Boniface School, across from the church. There will be photographic displays and time to speak with others and catch up on family history. The Edward Haller House, adjacent to the school, which serves as a resource centre and museum operated by the Historical Society, will be open. Another part of the celebration is the Heritage Homestead Awards Programme. Owners of properties located in the parish, which have remained continuously in the possession of their family for at least one hundred years, are recognized.
A very important part of the day is the car cavalcade to the three wayside shrines. Those who are familiar with this part of Waterloo Region may have seen the shrines and wondered who erected them and what their significance is in today's world. Those who live far-away might wonder what is mean by "wayside shrines." They can be described as being similar to those seen in Europe. They are large way-side crucifixes -- quiet places along the roadside. The original Klein Cross was erected in 1846 by Andrew Klein and his brothers on their farm in Waterloo Township (now Woolwich Township). Legend tells that during a rough Atlantic crossing, Mr. Klein vowed that if the family arrived safely in the New World he would erect a shrine to the glory of God even before he built a home. The Drexler Cross inherited its name from the family of Sebastian Drexler, who purchased his Pilkington Twp. farm, containing the cross, in 1876. The Drexler family assumed responsibility for care and maintenance of the cross for several generations. Robert McNanny, who lived at this farm until 1860, is thought to have erected the cross. The third and last cross, also in Pilkington Townshp, has a more recent history. It was erected in 1908 by James Keleher on the old homestead as a memorial to his parents who had purchased the farm in 1869. Today the shrines are still used by people seeking a quiet place to meditate or pray.
A reminder that the village of Maryhill was previously named Rotenburg, and then New Germany (sometimes Little Germany). The Historical Society extends a warm welcome to you and hopes that you will join us for the 1995 celebration.1

1 Branch Notes August 1995, newsletter of Waterloo-Welllington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society
 
Sebastian Drexler
 
9711 Mrs. Roelof VanOostveen of RR 1, Ayr, passed away Friday, November 13th in Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was 78. The former Cornelia Driessin, she was born in Holland. The VanOostyeen family came to Canada in 1949, living in Embro and Princeton before purchasing a farm on Greenfield Road, RR 1, Ayr, in 1951. Mrs. VanOostveen was a charter member of First Reform Church, Galt, the Golden Agers Club and Ladies Guild of the church and a member of North Dumfries Senior Citizens. Surviving besides her husband are five sons Cornelus of Listowel, Jan of Burlington, Roelof A. of Harriston, Kryn of Lakeside and Wynand of RR 1, Ayr; four daughters, Mrs. Case (Ida) DeGier of Hickson, Mrs. Peter (Anna) Geene of Delaware, Mrs. AI (Cornelia) DeVries of RR 1, Ayr and Mrs. Henk (Willemina) Ruiter of Burlington; two sisters of Burlington; 35 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a son Willem in 1955. Funeral service was held at First Reform Church, Galt, on Monday. Interment in Ayr Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons Harry DeGier, Albert DeVries, David Geene, Randy Geene, Stuart VanOostveen and Roeland VanOostveen.


The Ayr News Nov 18 1981 pg 11 
Cornelia A. Driessen
 
9712 DRIEVER

William L.\emdash Of 522 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Wednesday, May 5, 1982, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Gladys Sturdy; dear father of Eleanor of Cambridge and Dorothy (Mrs. Herbert Wyngard) of Dearborn, Mich.; grandfather of Gregory, Lauri and Steven. Mr. Driever was born in Chicago, USA; a resident of Cambridge for 70 years; owned and operated the first car dealership in Preston; a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Friday evening 7-9. Funeral service Saturday at 11 a.m. at Parklawn cemetery chapel. Interment in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 May 1982 pg 47 
William L. Driever
 
9713 William Dreiver was raised in Preston and as a young man worked for Clare Bros. Ltd. and Geo. Pattinson & Co. In 1880 he moved to Chicago where he lived for 30 years returning in 1911 and from 1913 to 1942 he operated the Preston Garage. It he and his fiancee Mary Homuth who in 1889 were credited with breaking an old church custom which saw the men sit on one site of the church and woman on the other. He was a member of the Preston Parks Board for thirty years and was involved in the reforestation project in Riverside Park.1a

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

______________________


William Driever, Sr.

PRESTON— William L. Drieber, Sr., 94, of 552 Queen St., Preston, died suddenly at his home today. Born in Preston, he lived in Chicago for 30 years. He operated a business here until 1942 when he retired. Surviving are a son, William, Jr., and two grandchildren. The body is at Stager-Pass Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Nov 1954 pg 5 
William L. Driever
 
9714 Jan. 2, 1880 Ludwig Driewer, son of David Driewer, died in Preston of consumption at age of 21 years, 1 month and 14 days. Ludwig Driewer
 
9715 DRINKWATER, Jack

Passed away peacefully, in his 81st year, at the St. Andrew's Nursing Home, in Cambridge, April 28, 2014, after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Loving husband of the late Ruth (Barber) Drinkwater and loving father of children, Peter (Lillian) of London, Jane Robertson (Dave) and John (Kelly) both of Cambridge. Also fondly remembered by Gilda. Sadly missed by grandchildren; Jenna, Megan, Christina, Mitchell, Joshua and Jack, plus countless friends, neighbours and relatives. Visitations will be held at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrew Street, Cambridge, Ontario, on Monday, May 5, 2014, from 10-11 a.m. Funeral Services will follow in the Chapel of Coutts Funeral Home, at 11 a.m. Interment will be held at Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge. The family would like to express their appreciation for the exceptional care from the wonderful staff on Elm Trail, at St. Andrews Terrace.

Cambridge Times 1 May 2014 
Jack Barrie Drinkwater
 
9716 1871 - Henry Driscoll in same household as John Habbick. Henry Driscoll
 
9717 They had 4 children . Anne Druar ( married to Louis Tomlin ) Monica Druar ( married to Cliff McClure) , Leona Druar ( married to Lloyd Steinberg) all of the above have passed away. Their surviving child is Gertrude Darling ( married to Willis Darling ). they had one son who passed away ( Fredrick) in infancy had farms in Dublin , Zurich , St. Clements and believed to have an implements shop in St. Columbian. Joseph Edward Druar
 
9718 Drudge, Benjamin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Uriah Drudge, was born at Markham, Ont., Aug. 14, 1887; died suddenly at his home near Bridgeport, Ont., Nov. 29, 1961; aged 74 y. 8 m. 15 d. On March 11, 1914, he was married to Barbara Shirk, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Elvin and Raymond), 3 daughters (Ruth-Mrs. Harold Golbeck, Gladys-Mrs. Lloyd Indoe, and MIldred-Mrs. Erlis Schwartzendruber), 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was a member of the Erb Street Church, where funeral services were conducted by J. B. Martin1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 2 - January 9, 1962 - page 46, 47 
Benjamin Drudge
 
9719 A native of Rhine-Bavaria. Barbara Drumm
 
9720 Lived with William and Susannah Schuler Margareta Drummer
 
9721 TAYLOR, Betty McLeod (nee Drummond) - At St. Mary's Hospital, on Saturday, May 9, 2009, in her 90th year. Loving wife of the late John Allan Taylor (1989). Much loved mother of Larry, and Anne and her husband Ken Rex. Nana of Bryan Rex. Always remembered by her brother, Lawrence. Betty will also be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews as well as her many cousins. Predeceased by her sister, Jean Mingay, and her brothers and sister-in-law, Maurice, Norman and Mata Taylor. Betty was an avid gardener and past president of The Garden Clubs of Ontario. Visitation will take place at David MacLeod Funeral Home , 617 King St. N., Waterloo on Thursday, May 14, 2009 from 11 a.m. until the time of service in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. with The Rev. Canon Robin Lyons officiating. Interment in Hawkesville Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the CNIB would be appreciated by the family and may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at 519-888-7700 or davidmacleodfuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record - May. 12, 2009 
Betty Drummond
 
9722 YATES, Catherine E. (nee Drummond) Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Stedman Community Hospice, Brantford on Saturday, September 3, 2011, of Ayr, in her 86th year. Beloved wife to Gordon Sr.; loved mom to Gordon Jr., Tom, Rick (Julie), Robert, and Sherry Leslie (Scott); cherished grandma to Gordon, Tammy, Christopher, Patti, Ricky, Jamie, Aaron, Tyler, Jordon, and Mya, several great-grand children and great-great-grand children; dear sister-in-law to Evelyn Fuller, Della Smith, Betty DeWolf, and Bernie Yates. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Elsie Mellis. Friends may call at the Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home , 183 Northumberland St., Ayr, on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment Ayr Cemetery. Donations to Stedman Hospice 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 Sep 7 2011 
Catherine E. Drummond
 
9723 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Emma Drummond
 
9724 1871 - James Drummond is staying with William Douglas. James Drummond
 
9725 Staying at James Fraser's Inn. James Drummond
 
9726 Andrew Dryden - LATE ANDREW DRYDEN, SR. We very much regret to announce this week the death of Mr. Andrew Dryden, Sr., of North Dumfries. Mr. Dryden took ill while in Galt on Saturday, the 11th inst. On getting home he found his illness increasing and medical aid being obtained it was found that he was suffering from inflammation of the lungs. The disease ran its course until Tuesday morning last, when death resulted. Mr. Dryden was widely known and very much respected in this locality, and has left many friends who will very much regret him. He was one of a family of nine brothers and sisters, six of whom yet survive him here. His brothers Robert and John are dead - Robert died some years ago, John during last year - and there are still left, Mrs. Rae, Thomas, Mrs. Jas. Brown, William, James and Walter K. The family came to Canada in 1834, both parents being then living, but after a few years residence here the father died, being followed some years afterwards by the mother. Hard working and industrious, the family has made its mark in the section in which they settled, and the smiling fields and comfortable homesteads attest most truly the labor of former years. Mr. Dryden was buried yesterday, (Thursday) afternoon, the respect in which he was held being attested by the large number who followed his remains to their last resting place.

Galt Reporter - 24 Jan 1879, page 2 
Andrew Dryden
 
9727 Death of Mrs. Annie Brown

The death occurred on Thursday of Annie Dryden, dearly beloved wife of James Brown, Cedar Creek road. The late Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dryden, and had resided in North Dumfries township all her life.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roy Marshall (Annie), Galt and Mrs. Hugh Poll (Edith), Ayr; two sons, Walter, at home, and George of Ayr; four sisters, Mrs. J. Campbell, Winnipeg; Mrs. M. Rogers, Galt; Mrs. R. Connolly, Toronto; Miss Edith Dryden, Ayr; three brothers, Andrew Dryden, Galt; Alvin Dryden, Ayr, and Clarence Dryden, Toronto; and eight grandchildren. The late Mrs. Brown was predeceased by one son, James, killed on active service in World War II.

Funeral service was conducted by the Rev. W. J. Walker of Knox's Presbyterian Church, Galt, from the Harold Gray Funeral Home, Galt, on Saturday afternoon. Pallbearers were: George Sandilands, Robert G. Brown, Swan Taylor, Adrian McConnell, Erle Currie and Walter Dryden. Interment took place in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News Apr 8 1948 pg 7 
Annie Dryden
 
9728 BERNICE EASTON PATTERSON Our heavenly Father peacefully drew Bernice Easton Patterson into His loving embrace on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Bern was soulmate and dear wife of Dr. Randolph James Patterson, who predeceased her in 1997, loving mother to Mary Sandra Dawn Patterson and Randolph James Patterson (Nancy) and proud, proud "Nanny No-No" to Maddison Ruth Easton Hurl. Only child of Walter Sylvester Dryden and Amanda Dryden (nee Zeigler), Bern was born in Galt, Ontario. After the death of her father at the tender age of two years, Amanda and Bern moved to Kitchener, Ontario, where Bern attended KW Collegiate Institute. After graduation, she studied nursing at Hamilton General with twin majors in Surgical and Emergency Medicine. It was here that she met the love of her life, a handsome young radiologist, Randolph James Patterson. Randy and Bern were married on May 13, 1950 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Kitchener. Bern and Randy moved to Ottawa where Randy began his career at the Ottawa Civic Hospital and Bern began her volunteer career with the Doctor's Wives Auxiliary's gift shop. She also volunteered her nursing skills for many years at the Ottawa Red Cross. Bern and Randy had many friends whom they took great pleasure in knowing and for whom they had a great appreciation. They loved to entertain and their parties were renowned. Bern's love for her God, her church and her family were her main focus. St. Peter's Lutheran Church was near and dear to her heart and she was an integral part of the Altar Guild for many years. Bern will be remembered as a bright shining, loving light in the hearts of those she touched. Her family will always remember her with infinite love. The family will greet friends from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 20th at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue (at Richmond Road), Ottawa. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 21st at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 400 Sparks Street. Reception in the Church Hall. Burial will follow at Highland Park Cemetery, in Carp, where she will be laid to rest beside her "dear Randy". The Patterson Family would like to sincerely thank the talented medical professionals on the fifth floor of the Ottawa Civic Hospital for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Ottawa. Condolences / Tributes / Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-233-1143
 
Bernice Easton Dryden
 
9729 Miss Elizabeth Dryden Lifelong Resident of North Dumfries Township Passes on Saturday in Her 72nd Year .

The death occurred at her late residence, Willison street, Ayr, on Saturday evening of Miss Elizabeth Dryden, in her 72nd year.

Miss Dryden, who was a daughter of the late Andrew Dryden and Annie Cress, was born on the Dryden homestead, 10th concession of North Dumfries. Here she resided until moving to Ayr. with her brother one and half years ago. She attended Knox Presbyterian Church, Galt and was highly esteemed by many friends and relatives.

Surviving are five sisters, Mrs Jack Campbell, Winnipeg; Mrs. Richard Connolly, Toronto; Mrs. Merle Rogers, Galt. Miss Edith Dryden, Ayr, and Mrs. James Brown, Cedar Creek road; three brothers, Andrew Dryden, Aberdeen road, Galt; Alvin Dryden, Ayr, and Clarence Dryden, Toronto.

The Funeral.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the chapel of the Harold Gray Funeral Home, Galt, to Mount View Cemetery, Galt. The services were in charge of Rev. W. J. McKeown, and the pallbearers were: Erie Currie, Hugh C. Elliott, Thomas Wright, John Taylor, Walter Brown and Walter Dryden. There were many beautiful floral tributes.

The Ayr News Feb 13 1947 pg 1 
Elizabeth Dryden
 
9730 DEATH OF MRS. JAMES DRYDEN - Ever since her paralytic seizure, somewhere about a year ago, the health of this long resident of North Dumfries, and more recently of Galt, has sensibly declined, and although at last the end came somewhat unexpectedly, it was obvious for months that it could not be long delayed. Quietly and resignedly she passed away on Monday morning last, having by but four months, entered her 61st year. Mrs. Dryden was a daughter of the late Jared Swan, her sister, Mrs. Andrew Turnbull, being now, we believe, the only surviving member of that family. Mrs. Dryden leaves a husband and nine children, her eldest son, Jared, it will be remembered, dying last year. In all the walks of life the deceased lady discharged her duty faithfully and uprightly and was beloved by all who knew her. Of her family two are now in Manitoba and Mr. James Dryden, Jr., will soon remove there, having accepted the position of stenographer to Lieut.-Governor Schultz. Her daughters are Mrs. Joseph Wrigley and Mrs. John Taylor, with four residing with their aged and bereaved father in Galt.1a

1aGalt Reporter Aug 10 1888 pg 1 
James Dryden
 
9731 Died In Ayr, on Monday, the 20th instant, at half-past 12 o'clock, A.M., James Dryden, Aged 1 year and 2 days. The Funeral Will take place on Wednesday, the 22nd inst., at 1 o'clock P.M., from his father's residence to the place of interment, Stanley Street Church Burying Ground, Ayr. Ayr April 20, 1874.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
James Dryden
 
9732 In Loving Memory Died In Galt Hospital, on Thursday, October 30, 1919, at 7.30 o'clock, a.m. James Dryden in his 36th year. The Funeral Will take place from the residence of his brother, Alvin Dryden, 9th Concession, N.Dumfries, on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 1st, at 2 o'clock, to the Ayr Cemetery Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
James Dryden
 
9733 Died, In North Dumfries, on Tuesday morning, Nov. 8th, at four o'clock. Jared Dryden, Eldest Son of James Dryden, On his fortieth Birthday. Funeral On Thursday, 10th inst., at 1 o'clock p.m., from his late residence, Lot 23, 9th Concession, N. Dumfries, to Mount View Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. N. Dumfries, Nov. 8th, 1887.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Jared Dryden
 
9734 Died, In North Dumfries, on Saturday morning, 28th inst., John Dryden, Aged 70 Years and 4 Months. The Funeral Will take place on Monday, 30th inst., at 2 o'clock P.M., from his late residence, to the Galt Cemetery. North Dumfries, Sept. 28, 18781a

1a\bWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
John Dryden
 
9735 Died, In North Dumfries, yesterday (Sabbath) morning at half-past eight o'clock, Ann Dryden, widow of the late William Rae. Aged 86 Years and 6 Months. Funeral, To-Morrow, (Tuesday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the residence of her son, John Rae, two miles west of Township Hall, to Mount View Cemetery, Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. North Dumfries, May 12th, 1890.1a

1aFuneral Card 
Mary Ann Dryden
 
9736 Dryden, Walter Davidson Private. Enlisted at Galt March 20, 1916 with the 111th Battalion. He was born in Canada and his next of kin is Mrs. Elizabeth Dryden, 40 Concession Street, Galt1a

1aDryden, Walter Davidson: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 15 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2887766/data?n=1 
Private Walter Davidson Dryden
 
9737 DRYNGIEWICZ, Zbigniew (Ziggy)

Of Cambridge, on Monday, June 12, 2006, at Lisaard House, Cambridge, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of the late Anna Obergan (1998). Dear father of Joe and his wife Regina and Ed and his wife Heather, all of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by five grandchildren, Adam and Mark. Zac, Jesse and Anna. Survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mike and Avril Obergan of Cambridge, Matt and Brenda Farbotko of Stoney Creek and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents. Ziggy was born in Poland and was a member of St. Clement's RC Church and the Polish Alliance of Canada, Cambridge. He was a longtime Press Shop Supervisor at Franklin/WCI Manufacturing. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, today (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, June 15, 2006, at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

The Record 14 Jun 2006 pg B11 
Zbigniew "Ziggy" "Bruno" Dryngiewicz
 
9738 DUARTE, Eduino

Suddenly on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Maria Duarte (2001) and dear father of Joe of Beachville; Norberto (Debbie) of Moose Jaw, Sask.; Tony (Pauline) of Cambridge and Lydia of Cambridge. Dear Grandfather of Bryce, Wade, Kaitlyn, Jeffrey, Jeremy and Jennifer. He was predeceased by his son Mario. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Thursday, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church on Friday, July 5, 2013, at 10 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge. Rosary to be recited on Thursday, at 8 p.m.

Cambridge Times 4 Jul 2013 
Eduino S. Duarte
 
9739 Tombstone Reads July 1 2013 Eduino S. Duarte
 
9740 Triple murderer in Ontario Glove killings up for parole next month

....The killings

On Friday, Jan. 31, 1992, Dombroskie, a leather cutter who had worked at Ontario Glove for eight years, was sent home from work and told to return when he could do the job properly. The concern centred around his stacking of leather pieces.

Three days later, on the morning of Monday, Feb. 3, Dombroskie put a .30-calibre semi-automatic hunting rifle and 60 rounds of ammunition in his car, filled up with gas, bought a coffee at Conestoga Mall and drove to Ontario Glove on Dotzert Court, a cul-de-sac just across King Street North from the mall.

He entered the small factory around 11:30 a.m., quietly walking past several co-workers, looking only for those he thought were responsible for his being sent home.

In a matter of minutes, he fired six shots, killing three people.

His first victim was More's brother, Greg, 39. He was shot twice at close range.

Next was Elisabeth Travassos, 43, who had apparently complained about Dombroskie's work. She was shot from six metres away.

He then fatally shot supervisor Larry Strack, 33, from a distance of 60 metres, as Strack ran for his life outside the factory....

Triple murderer in Ontario Glove killings up for parole next month. (2016). Therecord.com. Retrieved 19 November 2016, from http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6974746-triple-murderer-in-ontario-glove-killings-up-for-parole-next-month/ 
Elizabeth Duarte
 
9741 TAVARES, Elvira (nee Duarte)

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, April 11, 2009, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late, Arthur Tavares. Dear sister of Maria Duarte and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Tavares was born in St. Miguel, Azores and came to Canada in 1968. She was a longtime resident of the area and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, on Wednesday (today), from 7-9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated by Father Cunha, at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 185 Elgin Street South, Cambridge, on Thursday, April 16, 2009, at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Waterloo Region Record 16 Apr 2009 pg B7 
Elvira Duarte
 
9742 DUARTE, Jose Chaves

Passed away peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, February 17, 2008, at the age of 71. Loving husband of Rosalina and father of George Duarte (Marcia), Victor Duarte (Rosalind), Teresa Ferraro (Jim), Graciete Racco (Peter), all of Cambridge and Noella Leuthhauser (Eric), of Greenville, North Carolina. Dear grandfather of Tristian, Monique, Brandon, Tyler, Adriana, Mikayla, Dawson, Selena, Chanel and his beloved grandpuppies, Rocky and Chase. He will be missed by his brother, Silvina (Theresa), of Montreal and his sister-in-law, Maria also of Montreal. Jose was predeceased by his brother, Antonio Freitas. A special thanks to the 4th floor nurses and also to Dr. Koyln. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 19. 2008, (today), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rosary will be resited today, (Tuesday), at 8 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Elgin St. S., Cambridge, on Wednesdy, February 20, 2008, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 19 Feb 2008 pg B7 
Jose Chaves Duarte
 
9743 DUBECK, Edmund A.

Of 917 Moore St., Cambridge (P), at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital Thursday, May 4, 1978, in his 49th year, Edmund A. Dubeck. Beloved brother of Joseph, Gerald, Sophia (Mrs. Anthony Onorato), Claire (Mrs. Alfred Duncan), Elaine (Mrs. Donald Mertz) of Cambridge; also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Mr. Dubeck was born in Cambridge (P) and lived there all his life. Was an accountant at Genesco of Canada Co. Ltd. A member of St. Clement's Church and the Knights of Columbus. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, until Saturday morning; then to St. Clement's Church for funeral mass at 11 a.m. Interment in Park Lawn cemetery. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home Friday evening at 7 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 May 1978 pg 
Edmund A. Dubeck
 
9744 DUBECK, Gerald F.

At his residence, 1338 Grand Valley Dr., Cambridge, Saturday, Sept. 21, 1991, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Margaret Speckeen; dear father of Michael, Paul and his wife Helen, Debra and her husband Ross Beckman, all of Cambridge and Patricia and her husband Ronald Dennis of Kitchener. Loving grandfather of three grandchildren. Also survived by one brother, Joseph; two sisters, Claire (Mrs. Alf Duncan), Elaine (Mrs. Donald Mertz), both of Cambridge. A resident of Cambridge all his life, retired from Long Manufacturing Ltd., of Cambridge. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Monday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's Church, Cambridge, Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Sep 1991 pg A11 
Gerald F. Dubeck
 
9745 DUBECK, Joseph

Passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at the age of eighty-six. Husband of the late Doris Struck (1986). Joseph is survived by sisters Elaine Mertz and Claire Duncan of Cambridge. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 5, 2010, at 11 o'clock in the chapel of Park Lawn Cemetery (750 Fountain St. North, Cambridge) with Interment of cremated remains, to follow.

Waterloo Region Record 8 Feb 2010 
Joseph W. Dubeck
 
9746 MICHAEL DUBECK

PRESTON, April 9 — Funeral survice for the late Michael Dubeck, who died Thursday afternoon, will be held at St. Clement's church Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, following a brief service at the residence, 718 Hamilton street, interment will be made in the R. C. Cemetery. Born in Poland, the late Mr. Dubeck came to Canada 29 years ago. He was a resident of Smiths Falls before coming to Preston, 26 years ago. A moulder by trade, the desceased was employed by Clare Bros. and Co., ever since coming to town. The late Mr. Dubeck was a member of the Preston Moulders Union and of St. Clement's church. Besides his wife, four daughters; Mrs. Anthony Onornto, Violet, Clara and Elaine, all of Preston and three sons; Joseph, Edward and Gerald, also of Preston, survive.

Kitchener Daily Record 9 Apr 1938 pg 17 
Michael Demetro Dubeck
 
9747 Mrs. Walter Krieger

PRESTON, Mrs. Walter Krieger, 39, of 337 King St., died Saturday, at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, following a short illness. Mrs. Krieger had been in hospital one day for observation. She was the former Violet Dubeck and was born at Detroit. She came to Preston, as a child. Mrs. Krieger was a member of St. Clement's RC Church, the Catholic Women's League and Altar Society. Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary Dubeck and one daughter, Catherine; three brothers, Joseph, Edward, and Gerald, all of Preston; three sisters, Mrs. Anthony (Sophie) Onorato, Mrs. Alfred (Clara) Duncan and Mrs. Donald (Elaine) Mertz, all of Preston. The body will be at the Maurice J. O'Brien Funeral Home until Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. Requiem mass will be said at St. Clement's Church, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. Commital service, will follow at Park Lawn Memorial chapel and burial will be in St. Clement's RC Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Jan 1960 pg 7 
Violet M. Dubeck
 
9748 PETES AND CAR0LPTE DUBECKI are o f Ukranian descent. Peter was born in Eraserwood, Manitoba in 1919* Caroline, nee Garbo1insky, was born at Winnipeg, Man., in 1921. They were married in 1943- Peter Dubecki served in the second World War and has been employed by the Dominion Rubber Comoany Limited, now Uniroyal (1966) limited, Kitchener since 1943. Mr. and Mrs. Dubecki and daughter Shirley, born in Winnipeg, came to Rosendale from Kitchener in 1947 and livcd here until 1962 when the property was sold. Three children were born at Rosendale - Sylvia, Rod and Craig. Peter Dubecki
 
9749 Lived with John Banks a cooper. Oliver Dubo
 
9750 DUBRICK, Edgar (Ed) - At St. Mary's General Hospital, on Thursday, Dec. 9, 1993, age 86 years. Edgar Dubrick of Kitchener, a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and a retired employee of Uniroyal Goodrich Ltd. Son of the late Edward Dubrick and the former Mary Anne Ritter. Loving husband of the late Gladys Dubrick (nee Schaus). Dear brother of Irene Snider, Marie Erdman, Catherine Hoffer and brother-in-law of Velma Dubrick, all of Kitchener and Victoria Fired and her husband Lorne of New Dundee and Carl Rickert of Breslau. Predeceased by two sisters, Myrtle Neeb and Geraldine Rickert and two brothers, Gordon and Walter. At Edgar's request there will be no funeral home visitation. A private family memorial service at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener, on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2 pm, Rev. James Bindernagel officiating. Following cremation, interment St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Edgar Dubrick
 
9751 Edward Dubrick - Edward Dubrick, age 59, RR 2, Kitchener, died at the residence yesterday afternoon. Born in Woolwich Township on Dec. 7, 1878, deceased was a son of Carl Dubrick and Maria Melitzner. He was married to Mary Ann Ritter at Elmira, on Nov. 5, 1902. Mr. Dubrick was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Surviving are his widow, three sons, Gordon and Walter at home, Edgar of Kitchener, five daughters, Mrs. Emil Hoffer, Mrs. John Becker, Mrs. Gordon Erdman and Mrs. Otto Dahmer, all of Kitchener, Miss Geraldine at home; five brothers, Herman and John of Kitchener, Menno of Waterloo, Charles and David of Rochester, N.Y., three sisters, Mrs. John Hartwig, Elmira, Mrs. Charles B. Terry, Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Joe Boegel, Waterloo, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be public on Thursday afternoon at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church at 2:30 o'clock to St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery for interment. Rev. J. Schmieder will officiate. Remains will rest at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Edward Dubrick
 
9752 Dubrick, Gordon - At St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Monday, March 25, 1985, as the result of a heart attack, age 80 years, Gordon Dubrick, of 42 Evergreen Cres., Kitchener. A retired farmer and an active member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, serving as usher for many years. Son of the late Edward Dubrick and Mary Ann Ritter; husband of the former Velma Barber; father of Gerald of Waterloo, Jane and her husband Frank Taylor of Mississauga and father-in-law of Helen Dubrick; brother of Edgar, Mrs. Catherine Hoffer and Marie (Mrs. Gordon Erdman), all of Kitchener, Irene (Mrs. Leonard Snider) of St. Jacobs and Geraldine (Mrs. Carl Rickert) of Breslau; grandfather of Joel and Elayne. Predeceased by one son, Rev. Marvin Dubrick in 1977; one sister, Myrtle Neeb and one brother, Walter. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St. until noon on Thursday, March 28, when transfer will be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church for funeral services at 2 pm, Rev. Harold Brill officiating. Interment St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Gordon Dubrick
 
9753 DUBRICK, John

Of 1 Vendum Place, Don Mills, formerly of Kitchener, at Cummer Lodge, Willowdale, on Saturday, July 5, 1986. following a lengthy illness, 77 years of age. A member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Father of Mary (Mrs William Creig) of Don Mills; step-father of Margaret (Mrs. Russell Reist) of Kitchener; brother of William of Sauble Beach, Kenneth of Waterloo, Percy of Surrey, B.C., Elsie (Mrs. Harold Cook) and Violet (Mrs. Al Rossiter), both of Kitchener; grandfather of William. He was predeceased by his first wife, Clara Hughes, as well as his second wife, Ella Purdy; sisters, Emma, Rose and Cora; also brothers, Carl and Oscar. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 8, from the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m., Rev. Harold Brill officiating. Interment Memory Gardens.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Jul 1986 pg D15 
John Dubrick
 
9754 ERDMAN, Marie Lucinda (nee Dubrick) - Peacefully, at Sunnyside Nursing Home, on Tuesday, June 20, 2000, in her 88th year. Mrs. Erdman was a longtime member of the Loaves and Fishes group at St. Matthews Lutheran Church. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Richard Erdman (1992). Loving mother of Ron Erdman and his wife Diane and Clare Erdman and his wife Karen of Kitchener and Diane Crouse and her husband Steve of Waterloo; dear grandmother to Jeffrey, Gregory and David Erdman and Christine Hammar. Will be sadly missed by her sisters, Catherine Hoffer and Irene Snider; dear sister-in-law to Della Kilbey, Audrey Currie and Carl Erdman. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Edward and Mary Anne Dubrick; sisters, Myrtle Neeb and Geraldine Rickert; brothers. Walter, Gordon and Edgar Dubrick. Friends and relatives may call at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., 742-4481, today (Thursday) from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at which time a funeral service will be held for Marie in the Schreiter-Sandrock Chapel. Interment will be at Memory Gardens, Breslau.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Marie Lucinda Dubrick
 
9755 DUBRICK, Oscar

At his late residence, 1857 Glasgow St., Kitchener, as a result of a heart attack, aged 63 years, Oscar Dubrick; a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and an employee of the Mutual Life Association. Son of the late John Dubrick and Maria Schmetzer; brother of John, William, Rose (Mrs. Gilbert Stead), Elsie (Mrs. Harold Cook), Cora (Mrs. Lavern Gross) and Violet (Mrs. Ned Halley), all of Kitchener, Kenneth of Waterloo and Percy of Surrey, B.C.; predeceased by one sister, Emma and one brother, Carl. Resting at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton St., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. today, funeral service on Thursday, at 2 p.m. Rev. Harold Brill of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church officiating. Interment Memory Gardens, Kitchener.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 Jun 1975 pg 31 
Oscar K. Dubrick
 
9756 DUCHESNE, Frederick P.

Of 213 Oakwood Ave., Cambridge. on Wednesday, March 11, 1987, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Phyllis Dinmore, dear father of David, Mark, Carol Ann (Mrs. Heinz Rigon), all of Cambridge, Mary Lou (Mrs. William Matthias) of Kitchener and Mrs. Janet Coady of Guelph. Lovingly remembered by 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a brother, Gordon of St. Marys. Predeceased by a sister, Mrs. Laura Shrubsole of St. Marys. Mr. Duchesne was born in St. Marys and came to Cambridge, 30 years ago. He had been employed as traffic manager at Phillips-Lau Products and a member of St. John's Anglican Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Thursday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home Friday, March 13, 1987, at 1:30 p.m. Interment Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Mar 1987 pg F13 
Frederick P. "Fred" Duchesne
 
9757 K-W Record 7 Mar 1953

Mrs. Samuel Linder Mrs. Samuel Linder, 74, the former Harriet Duchmin of Kitchener, died yesterday at the Toronto General Hospital. Her husband, died two years ago. She was predeceased by her first husband many years ago. Surviving are three sons, Herbert Saunders, Hamilton; Alex Saunders, Toronto; and Arnold Saunders, Edmonton; two daughters, Mrs. George Anger, Dunnville and Mrs. Arthur Storer, Kitchener. Fifteen grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive. The body is at Dunnville where the funeral will be held Monday. Interment will be made in the Dunnville Cemetery.

LINDER, at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Toronto, Friday, March 6, 1953, Mrs. Harriet Ann Linder, formerly of Kitchener. Beloved wife of the late Samuel Linder, and dear mother of A. E. Saunders, Edmonton; C. A. Saunders, Toronto; Herbert Saunders, Hamilton; Mrs. George Anger, Dunnville and Mrs. Arthur Storer, Kitchener, in her 74th year. Resting at the Ballard Funeral Home, Dunville, for service on Tuesday, March 10, at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Dunnville. 
Harriet Ann Duchmin
 
9758 Elijah J. Duck was a well known Preston druggist, born in the village of Morpeth. He graduated from the Ontario College of Pharmacy in 1881 and purchased a pharmacy business in Preston that same year. He continued to operate it until 1937. He served on Preston town council, he moved to Paris after his retirement.1a

1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book] 
Elijah Jacob Duck
 
9759 In memory of/ HENRY DUCKWORTH/ Who died/ Nov. 3rd 1894/ Aged/ 75 years/ A native of/ County Armagh/ Ireland/ How short is life/ How sure is death/ Our days alas how/ few/ This mortal life is/ but a breath/ Tis like the morn/ ing dew/ Weep not for me my/ children dear/ I must lie here till/ Christ appears/ My death you know/ My grave you see/ Wait and prepare to/ follow me. - (rear) In loving memory/ Of/ MARY J./ DUCKWORTH/ Who died/ May 6, 1889/ Aged 72 years/ She was born in/ County Armagh/ Ireland/ near Portadown/ and was married/ to her now/ bereaved husband in/ Manchester Cathedral/ England/ on the 26th day/ of March/ in the year of/ our Lord 1847/ Then she with/ her husband/ came to Canada/ and settled in/ the Township of Tecumseth where/ they lived nine years/ and then removed to/ the Township of/ West Garafraxa/ where she lived for/ thirty three years/ and died in peace. - (corner stone) H. D.1a

1aMount Carmel Cemetery, Garafraxa Township, Welllington, Ontario 
Henry Duckworth
 
9760 Thomas Dud[l]ow, was born in Manchester, England, in 1782, and raised Episcopalian. At age 15, he entered the British Army, and served as an artilleryman during the Peninsular War. not long after entering the army, he joined the W. M. Church, At age 33, he was appointed a local preacher. in 1847, he came to Canada, after which he spent 11 years in Montreal. He came "to this part" 7 years ago, and joined the P. M. Church 2 years ago. In Aug. 1866, he took ill with softening of the spine, and died, Feb. 14, 1867, at Hawksville Station.1a

1aThe Christian Guardian 15 Mar 1867 pg 2 
Rev. Thomas Dudlow
 
9761 DUENCH, Aaron C. - At K-W Hospital on Sunday, July 3, 1977, following a lengthy illness, Aaron Duench of 207 Dawson St., Waterloo, aged 82 years.

A member of St. John's Lutheran Church, for many years he farmed in the Mannheim area.

Husband of Pearl Rickert; father of Arnold of Kitchener, and James of Cambridge; brother of Norman of Kitchener, Charlie and Andrew, both of Heidelberg, Irene of Waterloo and Laura of Heidelberg; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson also survive. He was predeceased by his parents, Stephen Duench and Mary Schlueter and several brothers and sisters.

Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. West, Kitchener, until noon on Tuesday, when removal will be made to St. John's Lutheran Church for the funeral and committal service at 3:30 pm, with Rev. A. L. Conrad officiating. Interment Memory Gardens.

Contributions as expressions of sympathy may be made to the building fund of St. John's Lutheran Church.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 4 Jul 1977 
Aaron C. Duench
 
9762 ST. JACOBS - Albert Christian Duench of St. Jacobs died today at K-W Hospital after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 17, 1908 in Wallenstein, son of the late Stephen Duench and Mary Schlueter Duench. He came to St. Jacobs five years ago after living in New Dundee. He married Rosella May Sararas at New Dundee Jan. 8, 1936, and she survives. Mr. Duench was an employee of the Sunshine Waterloo Company for the past 17 years, and was a member of St. James' Lutheran Church, St. Jacobs.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter, Pauline, at home; four brothers Aaron, RR 2, Petersburg; Charles and Andrew of RR 1, Wallenstein; and Norman of Kitchener; five sisters, Mrs. Emma Schneider of Hawkesville, Mrs. Edwin Hackbart of Waterloo, Miss Louisa Duench of RR 1, Wallenstein, Miss Irene Duench of St. Jacobs and Miss Laura Dench, RR 2, Petersburg. Three sisters predeceased him.

The body will be at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until noon Thursday, when removal will be made to the home. Funeral services will be conducted there at 2:30 pm Friday, followed by service at St. James' Church at 3 pm, Rev. Adolph Kappes will officiate and burial will be in St. James' Lutheran Cemetery.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Sep 1959 
Albert Christian Duench
 
9763 ALVIN H. DUENCH 1912 - 2007 - Passed away peacefully, at Sunnyside Home, Kitchener, on Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at the age of 94 years. Alvin was born in Wellesley Township. He was married to Lydia (nee Goettling) in 1930. Together, they raised their four children and after various work experiences, he worked for the City of Waterloo Works Department until his retirement. Alvin faithfully ushered at St. John's Lutheran Church for 47 years and lived at his home in Waterloo for more than 60 years. Alvin was predeceased by his beloved wife, Lydia, in 2000; and his half-brothers, Dick, Fred, and Herman Wolfe. He is survived by his children, William (Maureen), Marie (Denis) Morneau, Margaret (Bill) Fetter, and Donald (Ruth). Grandchildren, Lee Ann, Patrick, Christopher, and Kerry Duench, Tara (Ron) Brown, Melissa, Shannon, Nichole, Kathleen and Jaimie Duench, Rosemarie and Terry Morneau, Alison, Corinne and Tim Fetter, as well as one great-granddaughter Daniela Duench. Also survived by his half-sister Elsie (Arno) Schafer and "adopted granddaughter" Pat Cornwall. Special thanks to long-time care giver Gisela, and the staff of Sunnyside Home for their compassionate care. Friends are invited to share their memories of Alvin with his family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Sunday, April 22, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 22 Willow Street, Waterloo on Monday, April 23, 2007 at 11 am with the Rev. Joanne Peppler officiating. Interment to follow at New Dundee Union Cemetery. Condolences for the family and donations to St. John's Lutheran Church or the Sunnyside Home may be arranged through the funeral home, 519.745.8445 or www.erbgood.com . In living memory of Alvin, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning program by the funeral home.1a

1aThe Record 19 Apr 2007 
Alvin Henry Duench
 
9764 DUENCH, Andrew J. - On Sunday, March 14, 1993, at Cambridge Country Manor, Andrew Jacob Duench, age 82 years, of Heidelberg. Son of the late Stephen Duench and Mary Schlueter. He was the last surviving member of his family having been predeceased by four brothers and eight sisters, Emma, Hilda, Aaron, Clara, Amelia, Louisa, Charles, Irene, Norman, Laura, Albert and Jeanetta. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, today (Monday) from 7-9 p.m., where funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday at 2 p.m., with Rev. David Lowe officiating. Interment St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Linwood. In his memory, donations to St. Peter's Lutheran Church Building Fund, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Mar 1993 
Andrew Jacob Duench
 
9765 BRUCE HAROLD DUENCH By Record Correspondent

ELMIRA, Aug. 25 - Five-month-old Bruce Harold Duench, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Carl Duench, died last night at the K-W Hospital. Death was due to a heart condition. Besides his parents, one brother, Robert, survives. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon from Dreisinger's Funeral Chapel to the Elmira Cemetery for burial. Rev. F. Malinsky will officiate. 
Bruce Harold Duench
 
9766 DUENCH, Carl-On Monday, July 17, 1989, at K-W Hospital, aged 77 years. Beloved husband of Ethel Ainsworth of Elmira; dear father of Robert and his wife Patricia of Elmira, Judith and her husband Larry Biesinger of RR 4 Listowel, Susan and her husband Robert Ward of Elmira, Patricia and her husband Donald Pond of Thornhill; brother of Mrs. Marie Ainsworth and Howard and his wife Edith Duench, both of Waterloo. Ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. One son predeceased him. Visitation at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, after 2 p.m. today (Tuesday). Service in the chapel on Wednesday, July 19, at 2 pm. Interment in Elmira Union cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 18 Jul 1989 
Carl August Duench
 
9767 DUENCH, Charles H. - On Monday, March 15, 1982, at K-W Hospital, Charles H. Duench, in his 81st year, of Heidelberg. Brother of Andrew and Laura Duench, both of Heidelberg. Three brothers and seven sisters predeceased him. Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, after 7 p.m. today, where funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, March 18 at 3 p.m., with Rev. James Mitchell officiating. Spring interment St. Peter's Lutheran cemetery, Linwood. Donations to St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 16 Mar 1982 
Charles Henry Duench
 
9768 Mr. Christian Duench passed away last night about 11 o'clock at his home, 71 Water Street following an illness of one week's duration. Last Wednesday he suffered a stroke from which he never rallied. The deceased who was in his 75th year was born in Wellesley township, March 4, 1848. For a number of years he has resided in town and was well and favorably known and his death will be learned with regret by a large circle of friends. To mourn his death there are left the sorrowing widow, and two sons, William H. of Kitchener and Edward of Waterloo. Four brothers, Henry, Kitchener; George, Linwood; Louis, Bamberg, and Stephen of Wallenstein also survive. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his late residence 71 Water Street to Mt. Hope cemetery, Kitchener, for interment.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record 8 Nov 1922 
Christian Duench
 
9769 Mrs. Clara Giese
By Record Correspondent

LINWOOD, May 18. - Mrs. Clara Giese died suddenly at the K-W Hospital last night. She was the widow of Bruno Giese. Deceased was a daughter of Mrs. Mary Duench, R.R. 1, Wallenstein, and the late Stephen Duench. She was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church. Surviving, besides her mother, are four sons, William, St. Jacobs; [unreadable name] and Harold at [unreadable], Earl of Waterloo; six daughters, Mrs. Russell (Nellie) Robinson, Mrs. Lorne (Rose) Schnarr and Mrs. Arthur (Elma) Pinke, all of Waterloo; Mrs. John (Irene) Jurchuk, Kitchener; Mrs. Frank [(Lor…?)] [unreadable] [unreadable] Ind., and Nelda at home; five brothers, Charles and Andrew Duench, R.R. 1, Wallenstein; Norman, Waterloo; Albert and Aaron, New Dundee; five sisters, Miss Louise Duench, R.R. 1, Wallenstein; Mrs. August Schneider, Hawkesville; Mrs. Edwin Hackbart, Bamberg; Miss Irene Duench, Waterloo, and Miss Laura Duench, Petersburg. The funeral will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Linwood, with Rev. H. Goos officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery. The body will be at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira, until Sunday at 1 p.m. when removal will be made to St. Peter's Church here. Friends are asked to pay their respects prior to the time of service.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 May 1951 
Clara Judith Duench
 
9770 DUENCH, Edna M. - At Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, on Sunday, June 18, 1972, Edna M. Duench, age 79, of Heidelberg; daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Duench; sister of Ella of Heidelberg. Resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. South, Waterloo, for services Wednesday at 3 p.m., Rev. Roy Grosz officiating. Interment St. Peter's Lutheran cemetery, Heidelberg.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Jun 1972 
Edna Mary Duench
 
9771 A native of Wellesley Township who lived most of his life in Waterloo, Edward C. Duench, 78, 138 Erb St. West, died Tuesday in K-W Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Duench was born Nov. 20, 1880, a son of Christian Duench and the former Mary Gilbert. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo, and of the church brotherhood. His wife, the former Caroline Mueller, died in 1929, and a son Milton died in 1952. He is survived by one grandchild, Carolyn Duench. The body is at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo, where the funeral will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. by Rev. A.L. Conrad. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Feb 1959 
Edward Henry Duench
 
9772 DUENCH, Ella - On Thursday, November 10, 1977, at K-W Hospital, Ella Duench, age 83 years of Heidelberg. Born in Wellesley Township, she as a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Heidelberg. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Duench. She was predeceased by one sister, Edna, in 1972. Resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, after 7 p.m. today, until noon Sunday; then to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Heidelberg, for funeral services at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Frank R. Mantz officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. Donations to the church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record - 11 Nov 1977 
Florence Alberta "Ella" Duench
 
9773 DEATH OF H. DUENCH, SR. The death of Henry Duench sr., occurred at the home of his son, near Linwood, on Thursday last, April 14th in his 86th year. He had been living with his son, Henry Duench, in this village, and was, as usual, enjoying the best of health. About two weeks ago went on a visit to his son's near Linwood, where he was taken with the illness to which he succumbed, prize winners. Deceased was born at Grebanan, Kreisz, Alsfeldt, in Germany on March 26, 1819. When 23 years of age he came to this country, and that village on Monday last to take five years later-in 1847-he moved onto a farm on Hesse street, where he lived continuously for fifty-six years, until six months ago, when he moved to the home of his son, Henry in this village. He always well liked by everybody who knew him. His family consists of seven sons all of whom are living in this section As follows: Christian, near St. Clements; Jacob at Attica, N. Y.; Henry in this village; William, George and Stephen, near Linwood, and Louis on the Homestead. The funeral was largely attended, and all the boys were present.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, April 21, 1904

Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Heinrich "Henry" Duench
 
9774 Henry O. Duench of 196 Park St. died today at K-W Hospital after a brief illness. He was 81. Born in Linwood, Mr. Duench had been a resident of the Twin Cities for the past 50 years. He was employed as a shipper at Lang Tanning Co. Ltd. for 35 years. He retired in 1953. He was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. He was predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Duench, two brothers, William and John, and a sister Mrs. August (Emma) Schlitter. Surviving besides his wife, the former Elizabeth Longthorne, whom he married in 1918 in Kitchener; are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jean) Wilson of Kitchener; two sisters, Mrs. James (Minnie) Searles and Mrs. Albert (Lucy) Dechert, both of Kitchener, and a granddaughter. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where Very Rev. Finlay G. Stewart will conduct a service Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.1a

1a 
Henry Oscar Duench
 
9775 Mrs. Edwin Hackbart - Mrs. Edwin Hackbart, 12 Margaret Ave. N., Waterloo, died today at K-W Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was 74. The former Hilda Duench, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Duench and was born Sept. 5, 1893, in Wallenstein and lived in Waterloo for the past nine years. Mrs. Hackbart was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, and the Ladies Aid of the Church. She was also predeceased by a brother and two sisters. Surviving are her husband, six sons, Frederick, RR (?) Breslau, Walter, Waterloo, Arthur, Clayton and Wilfred, all of Kitchener and Edward, RR 1, Bamberg; six daughters, Mrs. Vera Fischer and Gladys Hackbart, both of Waterloo, Mrs. Earl (Florence) Schmidt, St. Agatha, Mrs. Ralph (Helen) Berg, Crosshill, Mrs. Arnold (Mildred Lantz, New Hamburg, Mrs. Edward (Ruby) Thompson, Ariss; four brothers, Aaron, Waterloo, Charles and Andrew, both of Elmira and Norman of Kitchener; four sisters, Mrs. Emma Schneider, Hawkesville, Louisa, Elmira, Irene, Waterloo, and Laura, Petersburg and 41 grandchildren. The body will be at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo, until Monday noon when removal will be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church for service at 3 pm, Rev. A.A. Schweitzer of St. Mark's Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Memory Gardens. Donations t the Ontario Heart Foundation of the Canadian Cancer Society will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Hilda Mary Duench
 
9776 DUENCH, Howard K. - Peacefully, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Friday, Jan. 19, 1996, in his 82nd year, of Waterloo. Mr. Duench was a member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church and was an employee of the K-W Record for over 44 years. Dear husband of Edith (nee Wigglesworth). Father of Bill Duench of Waterloo, Cheryl Schnurr and her husband Ray of Kitchener. Grandfather of Kimberly and Pamela Schnurr. Remembered by his sister, Marie Ainsworth of Waterloo. Predeceased by his brother, Carl of Elmira. At Mr. Duench's request, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will take place on Sunday at 3:30 p.m., in the chapel of the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King S. S., Waterloo, Rev. Linda Hill officiating. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to Holy Trinity Anglican Church and would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Record 20 Jan 1996 
Howard Kenneth Duench
 
9777 DUENCH, Irene W. - On January 5, 1980, at K-W Hospital, age 76 years, of Waterloo. Sister of Laura Duench, Andrew and Charles, all of Heidelberg. Six sisters and three brothers predeceased her. Visitation at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. Funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. Interment St. Peter's Lutheran cemetery, Linwood. Donations to St. John's Lutheran Church Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Jan 1980 
Irene Wilhelmina Duench
 
9778 MILVERTON - A private family service will be held here Sunday at the McMane Funeral Home for John Duench, 88, of Milverton, who died Thursday at Stratford Hospital where he had been a patient for 12 days. Rev. Luther Eberhardt will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood cemetery. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Duench, he was born in Linwood, March 10, 1880. He was a carpenter all his life. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Milverton, and a member of more than 60 years, of the IOOF number 202 Milverton. He married Mary Ann Sanders Sept. 9, 1909 in Wellesley. She died Jan. 30, 1960. Surviving are six sons, Arthur of Delhi, Nelson of Vancouver, B.C., Harold of Owen Sound, Lorne of Hamilton, Howard of Milverton, and Donald of Goderich; one daughter, Mrs. Ira (Marie) Clarke of Bridgeport; one brother, Henry, and two sisters, Mrs. James (Minnie) Searles, and Mrs. Albert (Lucy) Deckert, all of Kitchener; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo 22 Oct 1968 
John Duench
 
9779 An insurance salesman for Otto Smith and Company, Ltd., for 34 years, John H. (Jack) Duench, 64, of 78 Chestnut St., died today at his home after a long illness. Born in Wellesley, he was an active member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Kitchener. He taught in the Sunday school and was supervisor of the senior department for many years. He was a member of the IOOF and was on the executive of the 20th Cub Pack.

1919 he married the former Goldie Hebel, who died in 1947. Surviving are one son, Garvin of Kitchener; two daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Phyllis) Trury, Galt and Mrs. Alfred (June) Lindsay, Kitchener; one sister, Mrs. August Kudoba, Kitchener; and seven grandchildren. A son, Floyd, died in 1945. The body is at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. John Schmieder. Friends are asked to pay their respects before the service.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record - 9 Jul 1954 
John Henry Duench
 
9780 DUENCH, Laura - On Saturday, March 26, 1988, at K-W Hospital, aged 81 years, of Heidelberg. Sister of Andrew Duench of Heidelberg. Predeceased by seven sisters and four brothers. Visitation at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, where the family will receive their friends today (Monday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Tuesday, transfer will be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Linwood, for funeral service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Stephen Weber officiating. Interment St. Peter's Lutheran cemetery, Linwood. Donations to St. Peter's Lutheran Church Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 28 Mar 1988 
Laura Elizabeth Duench
 
9781 MARIE ELEANOR AINSWORTH 1909-2006 Marie Eleanor Ainsworth (nee Duench) passed away on Monday, April 10, 2006 at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Ainsworth who predeceased her on April 4, 1965. Also predeceased by her parents, Albert and Eleanora Duench; brothers, Carl and wife Ethel Duench, Howard and wife Edith Duench; daughter, Ruth Hutchinson and niece, Susan Ward. Loving mother of Douglas (Claudia) Ainsworth of Brantford. Loving Nana of Julia, Christina and Alexander Ainsworth, Brenda Abate (Sabastian), and great-grandmother of Stacey and Anthony Abate. Loving aunt of Robert Duench (Pat), Judith Biesinger (Larry), Pat Pond, Cheryl Schnurr (Ray), Bill Duench and also survived by a number of great-nieces and nephews. After moving from Elmira to Waterloo in 1965, Marie became a faithful member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She participated in the Ladies of Redeemer, the Tuesday morning quilting group and Tuesday with a Twist Supper and Bible study. She also enjoyed her membership with the Young at Heart as well as the Happy Gang of Historic St. Paul's Lutheran Church Kitchener. The family wishes to thank Pat Pond for the years of loving care she gave to Marie.

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