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John B. Leis
Male 1876 - 1971


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  • Birth  22 Jan 1876  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1881  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1901  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Labourer 
    Occupation  1911  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion  1911  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1921  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer, own farm 
    Religion  1921  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-51956 
    Died  27 Jun 1971  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried  Maple View Amish Mennonite Cemetery, Wellesley Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I51956  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  Noah Leis,   b. 5 Jan 1845, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1930 
    Mother  Catherine Brunk,   b. 4 Mar 1850, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1928 
    Married  12 Dec 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F13301  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Barbara R. Gascho,   b. 18 Apr 1880, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1918, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Jan 1899  [4
    Children 
     1. Salome G. Leis,   b. 29 May 1899, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1983
     2. Barbara G. Leis,   b. 17 Sep 1900, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1971
     3. John G. Leis,   b. 9 Dec 1901, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1989, Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary G. Leis,   b. 13 May 1903, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1918, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah G. Leis,   b. 24 Sep 1904, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1949
     6. Emma G. Leis,   b. 26 May 1906, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1977, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Nancy Leis,   b. 13 Jan 1908, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Allan G. Leis,   b. 6 Mar 1909, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Catherine G. Leis,   b. 19 Mar 1911, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1995, London, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Katie G. Leis,   b. 19 Mar 1911, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Aloin Abner Leis,   b. 23 Feb 1913, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1986, London, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Rev. Alvin D. Leis,   b. 23 Feb 1913, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1992, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Alma Leis,   b. 24 Nov 1915, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1989
     14. Norman G. Leis,   b. 19 Jul 1918, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1973
    Family ID  F13407  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Sarah J. Albrecht,   b. Abt 1889,   d. 25 Dec 1970 
    Married  28 Jun 1921  [4
    Family ID  F39669  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Leis, John B., son of Noah and Catherine (Brunck) Leis, was born near Wellesley, Ont., Jan. 22, 1876; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., June 27, 1971; aged 95 y. 5 m. 5 d. On Jan. 9, 1899, he was married to Barbara Gascho, who preceded him in death Nov. 28, 1918. On June 28, 1921, he was married to Sarah Steinman, who died Dec. 25, 1921. Surviving are 6 sons (John, Allan, Abner, Alvin, Norman, and Ervin), 4 daughters (Salome, Emma - Mrs. Aaron Gascho, Katie - Mrs. Elmer Lebold, and Alma - Mrs. Clarence Roth), one stepdaughter (Edna - Mrs. John Roth), 44 grandchildren, 103 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and one brother (Joseph). He was preceded in death by 4 daughters, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. He was a member of the Maple View Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held June 29, in charge of Jacob Roes and Ralph Lebold; interment in the adjoining cemetery.1a

      1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LXIV, Number 31 - August 10, 1971 - pp 675, 676

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley E-6 Page 13.

    2. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 4 Page 10.

    3. [S504] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1911, Div. 10 Page 7.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, August 10, 1971 - Obituary of John B. Leis.

    5. [S2107] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1921, Wellesley Twp. 1921 Sub Dist. 12 Page 5.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 22 Jan 1876 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1901 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer, own farm - 1921 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Jun 1971 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Maple View Amish Mennonite Cemetery, Wellesley Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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