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Col. John George Hespeler
Male 1837 - 1910


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  • Prefix  Col. 
    Birth  8 Apr 1837  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Christened  24 Aug 1837  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1852  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Religion  1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Christian 
    Elected Office  1863  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve of Hespeler 
    Elected Office  1864  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Residence  1864  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Elected Office  1865  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve of Hespeler 
    Occupation  1871  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Miller and Distiller 
    Elected Office  1872  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden of the County of Waterloo 
    Name  George Hespeler 
    Occupation  1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Manufacturer 
    Occupation  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Saw Mill Owner 
    Religion  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Anglican 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-34966 
    Died  23 Sep 1910  Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause: apoplexy 
    Buried  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID  I34966  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  Jacob Hespeler,   b. 28 Jan 1811, Eningen, , Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1881, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elisabeth "Lissie" "Lizzie" "Elise" Knoth,   b. 28 Oct 1817, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1881, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F9290  Group Sheet

    Family  Emma Augusta Wilson,   b. 1842, Saltfleet Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  24 Feb 1864  Saltfleet Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Children 
     1. Jacobina Hespeler,   b. 1864, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ella Augusta Hespeler,   b. 1867, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F29814  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • George Hespeler served on Hespeler town council in 1864 and of reeve of the town in 1863, 1865-1867. He was one of the founding members of the Hespeler Mechanics Institute in 1871 and was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the 29th Waterloo Battalion. He lived later in Galt and later Omaha, Nebraska where he reported the death of his mother in 1895.1a

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S270] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1852, Pg 3.

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 17.

    3. [S508] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1871, Page 14.

    4. [S51] Vit - ON, Wentworth - Wentworth County Marriage Register 1858-1869.
      George Hespeler, b. Preston, residence Hespeler aged 26, s/o Jacob & Lissie. married E. Augusta, 21, res & b. Saltfleet Township, d/o John W. Wilson & J. M. Sophia, married 24 FEb 1864 Wentworth

    5. [S1837] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1861, Div. 1 Page 9.

    6. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Section 2 Page 58.

    7. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      John Georg Hespeler, son of Jacob and Elisabetha Prout?, bapt. 24 Aug 1837 Preston, sponsors: parents

    8. [S2413] North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004, Reference ID: item 4 cn 344 FHL Film Number: 1877581.
      Col. George Hespeler Gender: Male Age: 73y 5m 15d Birth Date: 8 Apr 1837, b. Preston, Ontario, Canada, Death Date: 23 Sep 1910 Death Place: Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina Father: Jacob Hespeler b. Germany Mother: Lisse b. Germany, retired, Cause: apoplexy, Burial or Removal, Chicago, Ill.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 8 Apr 1837 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 24 Aug 1837 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Christian - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve of Hespeler - 1863 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1864 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Feb 1864 - Saltfleet Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve of Hespeler - 1865 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller and Distiller - 1871 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden of the County of Waterloo - 1872 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Saw Mill Owner - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Anglican - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: apoplexy - 23 Sep 1910 - Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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