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Heinrich Wilhelm "Henry" Grube[1]
Male 1815 - 1894


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  • Birth  4 Apr 1815  Wöllmarshauser, Hannover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1847  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Misfortune  1894 
    killed by lightening 
    Name  Henry Grube 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-68226 
    Died  1 Apr 1894 
    Buried  German Baptist Cemetery, Brodhagen, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I68226  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Family  Philipine Rietz,   b. 27 Aug 1828, Konken, , Rheinland-Pfalz [Bavaria], Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1916, Stephen Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Mar 1847  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Louisa Grube,   b. 7 Sep 1850, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1945, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Catherina Grube,   b. 8 Apr 1852, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1933
     3. Mary Louise Grube,   b. 3 Sep 1853, Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1948, Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Henry Grube,   b. 1856,   d. 1940
    Family ID  F6782  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Heinrich and Phillipine Grube
    Heinrich and Phillipine Grube
    image from Ancestry.com 2014

  • Notes 
    • Hit by lightning last Wednesday afternoon was an old homesteader from Logan. Mr. Heinrich Grube, Sr., at Lot 27 in the 7th Concession was hit by lightning and died instantly.

      Mr. Grube was 80 years old and a strong man. He was working in the field shelling peas. His work included taking care of the horses gears. All of a sudden a thunder storm came close, and he left the field with two pitch forks over his shoulders. As he came close to the wire fence, lightning hit him and the fence, also splitting a cedar post right in half. Other family members left the field a little earlier. They saw lightning hit the fence. They wondered where the old man was, they couldn't see him, so they went back and found him on the ground dead by the fence. The lightning had torn his clothes down to his leather boots, his hair burnt.

      The dead man, Heinrich Grube, was born in the year 1814 in Wollmershausen, Hannover, Germany. He came to this country 48 years ago, and lived in the early pioneer times in New Hamburg as a shemaker. He later on quit the shoemaking business and moved to a farm by Tavistock, where he later on moved from again to the place where he died.

      The dead man, Heinrich Grube, who was the brother-in-law of Mr. Jacob Ritz in New Hamburg. He left behind his wife and 12 children, 2 sons and 10 daughters, which were very sadened by his death. The funeral was celebrated by the Rev. Grusner from New Dundee.1a

      1aUnknown newspaper account, translated in to English.


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      It is reported that Heinrich was born in Hannover, Stadt Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany, sources needed.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Louise Grube Born: New Hamburg Age: 20 Father: Henry Grube Mother: Dena Grube Born: abt 1851 Spouse: John Wilhelm Age: 24 born: Wilmot Tp Father: Valentine Wilhelm Mother: Margaretha Wilhelm married 14 Feb 1871 married: East Zorra

    2. [S2291] The Family Tree of Heinrich (Henry) and Phililpine Grube, Birth registration original as reported in book.

    3. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Marriages, Baptisms and Deaths By Rev’d Wweuellin Schuler, Minister of The Evangelical Lutheran Church #90.
      Henry Grube, to Philipina Ritz, both of Wilmot. 7 Mar. 1847. Rev. Schuler. Wit. Henry Werner and Peter Brill.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 4 Apr 1815 - Wöllmarshauser, Hannover, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1847 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Mar 1847 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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