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Edward Bristow[1]
Male 1834 - 1920


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  • Birth  31 Jul 1834  , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Church of England 
    Occupation  1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Laborer 
    Religion  1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Evangelical 
    Residence  1862  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation  1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Laborer 
    Residence  Abt 1910  St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    House of Industry and Refuge  1920  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    HouseofIndustryandRefugeca1869.JPG
    HouseofIndustryandRefugeca1869.JPG
    The House of Industry and Refuge. In 1868, 141 acres was purchased on Frederick Street in Berlin (now Kitchener) and the house opened on June 15, 1869. The original building housed 100 and operated as an industrial farm, which raised crops and livestock. The residents worked for their keep if possible, those most did not. The House eventually became a strictly a residence of the aged and later relocated and renamed Sunnyside.
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-112535 
    Died  12 Apr 1920  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8
    Cause: old age 
    Buried  Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I112535  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  John Bristow,   b. 1801, Shipley, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Sarah Streeter,   b. 1805, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1881 
    Family ID  F29014  Group Sheet

    Family  Elisa Eisenhauer,   b. 1832, , New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  22 Jul 1862  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 9
    Children 
     1. Florence Bristow,   b. 1858, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1920
     2. Clara Bristow,   b. 1863, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Henry Bristow,   b. 1864, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Harriet Bristow,   b. 1867, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Clarence Bristow,   b. 1876, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Frank Bristow,   b. Abt 1880,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F28519  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • PIONEER LAID TO REST

      Edward Bristow Crosses Great Divide

      In last week's issue of the Signet, mention was made of the death of Mr. Edward Bristow. He passed away, at Kitchener, due to the infirmaties of old age, on Monday, April 12, having reached the ripe age of 86 years, 8 months and 12 days.

      He was one of the earliest residents of Elmira, having come with his parents, in 1835, when two years of age. His father and his uncle were pioneers. His uncle conducted the first store and post-office opened in Elmira. His father settled on the farm now owned by Mr. Louis Schroer, and for many years known as the Allemang homestead. When Mr. Edward Bristow's father died, the former took up residence in Elmira and followed the occupation of a day laborer.

      He married and to he and his wife were born two sons and two daughters. The sons are Clarence of Michigan and Frank, whose place of residence is unknown. One of the daughters, Florence, married Mr. Charles Koellen, then a clerk in Elmira. They afterwards removed to Windsor. Mrs. Koellen has since died. The other daughter, Hattie, married Mr. Geo. White, V. S., of Peel. They afterwards moved to the United States.

      Mr. Bristow went about ten years ago to St. Agatha to live being employed by a family as a gardener. Owing to this family having sold part of their home to a bank, Mr. Bristow went to Kitchener to spend the winter intending to return this spring and resume his duties as a gardener. Before going to St. Agatha, Mr. Bristow made his home for some years with the late Mr. George Bauman, who lived at the south end of Elmira. He was also a friend of Mr. Aaron Bauman and the latter assisted in making arrangements for the funeral.

      Mr. Bristow is remembered here as a hardworking man, having a quiet disposition and likeable qualities. He stood well in the esteem of those who knew him. On Thursday afternoon his remains were interred in the Union Cemetery here, from the residence of Mr. F. D. Bristow. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. P. Webster. The pallbearers were Messrs. Philip Christman, George Ruppel, George Auman, Oliver Amy, A. Winger and George Klinck. Owing to the shortness of the notice, there were not as many citizens and friends present as there would otherwise have been.1a

      1aElmira Signet 22 Apr 1920

  • Sources 
    1. [S2554] aaaNews - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 31 Jul 1862.
      Married "no date given" By Rev. Bindemann, Edward Bristow was married to Elisa Eisenhauer, both of Woolwich.

    2. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Edward Bristow aged 29, res. Woolwich, b. England, s/o John Bristow & Sarah Struter married 22 Jul 1862 to Elisa Eisenhauer aged 28, res. Woolwich, b. State of New York, d/o Michael Eisenhauer & Marilla Kneckenbeker. witnesses: George Strecker & Mary Bristow both of Woolwich.

    3. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 12.

    4. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 4, Pg. 97.

    5. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      Edward Bristow/ Born/ July 31, 1834/ Died/ April 12, 1920/ Aged 86 Yrs. 8 M./& 12 Dys.

    6. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 4 Page 43.

    7. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Pioneer Laid to Rest - 22 Apr 1920.

    8. [S1848] House of Industry and Refuge Burial Register - Kitchener, Pg 22 Reg. Number in Admittance Record Book: 2191.
      Edward Bristow Died: 12 Apr 1920 Aged 87 Cause: Old Age Comment and Remarks: Edward Lippert

    9. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Bristow Edward, 29, Woolwich, England, s/o Jno & Sarah (Shuter), married 27 July 1862 Elisa Eisenbauer, 28, Woolwich, New York state, d/o Michael & Mariba (Kneckenbutter)

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 31 Jul 1834 - , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1862 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jul 1862 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1910 - St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse of Industry and Refuge - 1920 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 12 Apr 1920 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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