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Jenny
Female 1788 - 1880


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  • Birth  1788  Not Shown Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    House of Industry and Refuge  1871  House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    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.
    Name  Old Jenny  
    Occupation  1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Inmate of Poor House 
    Residence  1871  House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-90407 
    Died  29 Mar 1880  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: old age 
    Buried  House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I90407  Generations
    Last Modified  29 Aug 2017 

  • Notes 
    • Her tongue was cut off many years ago. She is remembered by many old people being an old woman in their youth - could not give her name other for name above [Jenny] stated. in the 1871 census "Idiotic cannot get - any- information"1a

      1aDeath Registration

  • Sources 
    1. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div 13, Page 2.

    2. [S1848] House of Industry and Refuge Burial Register - Kitchener.
      Old Jenny Died: 29 Mar 1880 Age: 102 Cause: Tier 3 Grave 23

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    Link to Google MapsHouse of Industry and Refuge - 1871 - House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Inmate of Poor House - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 29 Mar 1880 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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