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Elizabeth "Lissie" Hespeler
Female 1839 - 1920


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  • Birth  5 Nov 1839  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Female 
    Historic Building  152 Guelph Ave., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    2 story large stone house 
    • Large 2 story stone house built by Jacob Hespeler. Sold to his daughter Lissie Bowlby in 1870 for $1. Sold to Andrew Simpson post master in 1877. Sold to Robert and Henry Swan merchants in 1877 who sold in 1888.
    Name  Elizabeth "Lissie" Bowlby 
    Name  Lissie Hespeler  [8
    Name  Lizzie Hespeler 
    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  [6
    Christian 
    Residence  1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Religion  1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of England 
    Religion  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Church of England 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Anglican 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Church of England 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-34977 
    Died  11 Jan 1920  Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I34977  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Apr 2018 

    Father  Jacob Hespeler, Esq.,   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  Warden Ward Hamilton Bowlby, M. A.,   b. 4 Oct 1834, Waterford, Townsend Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1917, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Apr 1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10, 11
    Children 
     1. Annie Hespeler Bowlby,   b. 7 Mar 1862, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1910, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F10254  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Funeral of Mrs. Bowlby

      The remains of the late Elizabeth Hespeler, relict of the late Ward H. Bowlby K. C., whose death took place in Toronto, arrived in Kitchener on Monday and were interred in the family mausoleum at Mount Hope cemetery. Services were held at St, John's Anglican Church, and were conducted by Rev. J. W. J. Andrew, of St. Thomas, and Rev. H. M. Langford, rector of the church,

      The deceased was in her eightieth year, and had lived in Kitchener for over half a century. She was actively interested in charitable institutions, and during the war, rendered a valuable service for the various patriotic organizations in Kitchener. She is survived by one grandchild, Mrs. Robertson, of Ottawa, daughter of Sir George E. Perley, two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Walker of Toronto, Mrs. Cutler of Preston, and Mr. Jacob Hespeler, Toronto.

      New Hamburg Independent, January 16, 1920

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

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-12 Page 1.

    3. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 32.

    4. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 69.

    5. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 24 Pg. 20.

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

    7. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 1 Page 53.

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 11 Apr 1861.
      Married 10 Apr 1861 In Hespeler, at the home of the bride's father, by Rev. E.R. Stimson, Ward Hamilton Bowlby Esq., holds a M.A. and is advocate of this paper, was married to Lissie Hespeler, oldest daughter of Jakob Hespeler, Esq.

    9. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 17 Apr 1861.
      Bowlby, Ward married 10 Apr 1861 to Leesa Hespeler In Hespeler by Rev E R Stinson. Groom, barrister of Berlin; bride, eld dau Jacob Hespeler, Hespeler

    10. [S745] Book - A Cyclopedia of Canadian Biography being chiefly men of the time Vol. 1, pg 123-4 - biography of Ward Hamilton Bowlby..

    11. [S1333] News - ON, Wellington, Guelph - Guelph Mercury, 11 Apr 1861..
      In Hespeler, at the home of the bride's father, by Rev. E.R. Stimson, Ward Hamilton Bowlby Esq., holds a M.A. and is advocate of this paper, was married to Lissie Hespeler, oldest daughter of Jakob Hespeler, Esq.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 5 Nov 1839 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 2 story large stone house - - 152 Guelph Ave., 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 MapsResidence - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Apr 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Anglican - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jan 1920 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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