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Married: Effie Mae McCorkle 6 Oct 1886 Superior Nebraska

Livestock broker who established J. O. Hall and Son Commission House in 1913
Stock Dealer Jno O Hall and Son, 407 Exchange Bldg Union Stock Yards Denver CO
1881 census Blenheim Twp Ontario Canada as a miller (a person who operates a mill or machine to grind a cereal crop into flour) with father Stephen (50), Andrew (24), John 21), Walter (20), Stephen (18) Lizzie (14), Laura (11), Emma (11) and George (9). Immigrated from Canada to Superior NE about 1891. Worked at Superior NE Guthrie Brothers Flour Mills and then relocated Denver Colorado in 1895
1900 census Married age 32 with Mac (11), Eunice (10) and Margaret (3) living on 54 Parson Street Arapahoe County Denver (Cannot find on current maps)
1910 Census 1234 Downing St Denver CO with Stephen "Mac" Hall, Eunice and Peggy
1920 and 1930 census John O, Effie and Margaret (Peggy) at 1234 Downing Denver CO
1933 relocated to 545 Race Street Denver CO

Effie Mae McCorkle
B 28 Jan 1868, Columbus Iowa
D 19 Nov 1946, Denver Colorado
Listed in various Denver Colorado City Directories
1870 census Columbus Iowa Age 2 with Andrew McCorkle (22) & Nancy Keithley (20) and sister Eunice (age 1)
1880 census Superior Nebraska with Andrew, Nancy, Mary Eunice (age 10) and
Lu Beal, a border Age 28.
1900 census married age 32 with Mac (11), Eunice (10) and Margaret (3) living on 54 Parson Street Arapahoe County Denver (Cannot Find Street on Current Maps)
1910 Census 1234 Downing Street with Stephen Mac, Eunice and Peggy
1920 and 1930 census John O, Effie and Margaret at 1234 Downing
1923,1926,1927,1928,1929,1931 and 1932 at 1234 Downing St w/ John Oliver Hall
Children of John O Hall and Effie Mae McCorkle include:
Stephen Mac McCorkle Hall 1887-1942 Married Corinne Kimbrough
Eunice Hall 1890-1977 Married Myron Smith.
Margaret 'Peggy' Hall 1896-1980 never married.

Stephen "Mac" McCorkle Hall
B 23 August 1887 Superior NE
D 5 Jul 1942 Amarillo TX
M 8 Jan 1914 Denver CO
1900 Census Age 11 living with his dad John Oliver (40), mother Effie (32), Eunice (10) and Margaret aka "Peggy" (3) at 54 Parson St Denver CO (cannot find on current map)
1910 Census (Age 22) at 1234 Downing Street next to Denver Country Club with his father, John O (50), mother Effie (42) and sisters Eunice (20) and Margaret (13)
Mac died in Amarillo Texas over the 4th of July holiday weekend as he was trying to get water to his cattle who were stranded in train cars at the Amarillo TX rail yards. He was hit and killed by a train.

email Jeff Hall 2017 
Hall, John Oliver (I159855)

16 NEWS Slain man met accused in

They were lovers in Kingston, source says

By DAVE RIDER Toronto Sun Saying he was "just fed up" with life in Cambridge, Jim Detzler struck east to Toronto where he could meet other gay men and indulge his twin passions of sewing and cooking.

After some 30 years and a term in jail - where he was known as cross-dressing "Gracie" and met his accused murderer \emdash the 54-year-old was found drowned and beaten late Friday in another man's bathtub.

Police say he was killed late Wednesday in an apartment off Jarvis St. "This (murder) just shocked me," Detzler's brother-in-law, Don Orton, said yesterday from Cambridge, where the slain man's mother, brother and two sisters still live.

"About 30 years ago, Jim moved to Toronto where nobody knew him. He was just fed up with things here and wanted to be on his own," Orton said, adding his homosexuality was no secret.

Liked to sew and cook

"He loved the big city. He had friends down there where he was a seamstress and he cooked." Steven Todd Craig, 26, released on federal parole only three weeks ago, is charged with first-degree murder.

A lawyer called police with directions to the body of Detzler, an epileptic living on a disability pension in a Sherbourne St. apartment.

The pair met in Kingston Penitentiary and became lovers, said a former jailmate who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Slain man met accused in jail

They were lovers in Kingston, source say.

Acted like a woman Detzler, average height and stocky, was released about a year and a half ago after serving a five-year sentence for a non-fatal stabbing during a fight, said the ex-inmate.

He affected the mannerisms of a woman, was known to guards and other inmates as "Gracie," and spent much of his time behind bars sewing, said the ex-inmate and a Corrections Canada source.

"He wasn't a violent guy.

"He didn't deserve to go that way, no matter what," said the ex-inmate, who bumped into Detzler on the street after his release.

Orton said early yesterday he hadn't reached his wife to tell her about her brother's fate. She is in Florida visiting Disney World with their 13-year-old grandson who has deadly leukemia \emdash on a trip provided by the Make A Child Smile foundation.

Detzler, James Edward "Gracie" (I342684)

Waterloo Public Library Digital Collection 
Roos, Emma Bell (I42300)

Elmira Signet Newspaper 18 Feb. 1904 p. 1, col. 3

Mr. Edward Groff, eldest son of Mr. Henry Groff, Dundee, Minnesota, left here last Tuesday to return to his home after a few months' visit to his relatives and friends in Waterloo and Woolwich townships. 
Groff, Henry Edward "Ed" (I19890)

Otto C. Krueger
Otto C. Krueger, 84, of 23 Suffolk St. died Friday at K-W Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in Germany Dec. 31, 1881, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Krueger and had lived in Kitchener for the past 82 years. Mr. Krueger had been employed in the shoe manufacturing industry in the Twin Cities for many years, retiring in 1952. He was a member of St. James' - Rosemount United Church.
Surviving are two sons, Irvin L., and Homer L., both of Kitchener; three daughters, Mrs. Grafton (Myrtle) Wright, London, Ont; Mrs. Norman (Doris) Murphy and Mrs. Reginald (Olive) Amy, both of Kitchener, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Lavina Linder, two sons, Carl and Wilbert, one daughter, Mrs. Violet Ernst, two brothers and four sisters.
The body will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until noon Monday when removal will be made to St. James - Rosemount United Church for service at 2 p.m. Rev, Dr. Charles Lewis of the church will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. 
Krueger, Otto C. (I25701)

Elmira Signet 13 Jan 1982 Pg 29 
Weiler, Tina Louise (I222077)

Elmira Signet 28 Oct 1981 pg 28 
Esch, Ruby Alberta (I141490)

Elmira Signet 9 Dec 1980 pg 19 
Vollmer, Eileen Mary (I28980)

Kitchener Daily Record 8 Jan 1945 pg 11 
Russel, Elizabeth Ann (I91564)

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Mar 1950 pg 5 
Jahncke, Elizabeth Augusta (I23625)

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 16 Jul 1988 B11 
Honsberger, Nina Stoddard (I33135)

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 13 Aug 1973 pg 23 
Clemmer, Idell Catherine (I308422)

Mae Lovett Baker Passes in Farrell, Pa. - Funeral service was conducted at Ayr Cemetery on Saturday for the late Miss Mae Lovett Baker, 82, who passed away in Farrell, Pa. Rev. Herbert Bull officiated. The late Miss Baker was born in Ayr, a daughter of the late Thomas Baker and Georgina Appleby. Her father was a partner in the former well-known Baker & McColl general store which was located on the site of the post office. The family resided in the home now occupied by Dr. G. Lynne-Davies. After disposing of his interest in the store, Mr. Baker and family moved to Paris. The late Miss Baker was a professional nurse and served for many years in industry in Farrell, Pa., before retiring in 1955. During World War II she was a field investigator for the American Red Cross. A sister, Margaret, served as a nurse in World War I, and died shortly after her return from overseas.

The Ayr News Jul 21 1960 pg 4 
Baker, May Lovett (I57746)

Morning Record Traverse City, 28 Nov 1897 pg 1 c 3 
Markham, James (I29338)

The Ayr News Jun 5 1941 pg 3 
Burton, Lucy (I341606)

The Elmira Signet 18 Oct 1972 pg 10 
Gingrich, Barbara (I46214)

The Elmira Signet 22 May 1968 Pg 2 
Beisel, Hortensia "Hortense" (I55366)

The Elmira Signet May 10 1961 pg 5 
Thomas, Rose (I26228)

The Port Huron Times Herald, Saturday, March 9, 1957 
Clemens, Noah D. (I17541)

The Waterloo Chronicle 5 Mar 1936 pg 5 
Lockard, Josephine Reeves (I152411)

The Winnipeg Tribune, 23 Dec 1924 Tuesday 
Hunt, Henry Myers (I65013)



Peacefully, at his residence at West Main Street in Galt, on Monday afternoon at 4: 30, April 23, 1895, aged 89 years. One of the first settlers in this district, one of those hardy pioneers to whom is due the honour of having reclaimed this great and fertile country from the wilderness. He was one of a family of eight, born in Westruther, Mains, Berwickshire, Scotland. During his younger days, he was employed in a bank. Emigrating in the fall of 1833, he travelled through Nova Scotia, part of New Brunswick and New York State, finally settling and taking up land in Puslinch, near the Brock Road. When about 27 years of age, he came to Canada with the intention of seeing what prospects the new country offered. Apparently, he was delighted with this, then, wild and wooded land, as within one year the entire family, with the exception of the only brother, emigrated and settled in Canada. In 1839, he married Catharine Stewart, who predeceased her husband by eleven years. Puslinch continued to be their home for some fourteen years, when they removed to a farm in Waterloo County, near Fisher's Mills, on which they resided until 1875, when they retired from farming and took up their residence in Galt, which continued to be their home until their death. His son, Walter remained on the farm. Mr. Idington was an exceptionally strong and vigorous man and even in his old age, did not suffer from ill health until about a year ago, when he was stricken with paralysis in his left side, thus was unable to walk. This affliction, combined with age, was the cause of his death. Two sisters survive: Mrs. David Allan of Guelph and Mrs. McNaughton of Woodstock. He had a family of three sons and one daughter, of whom one son and one daughter are living, John Idington, Q. C. of Stratford and Miss Idington, who resided with her father. Alexander died when quite young and Walter about thirteen years ago. During his younger days, he was employed in a bank. Mr. Idington was a school trustee for years and a life-long supporter of the Liberal party. He was one who was never afraid to acknowledge his convictions. Knox Church loses one of its most consistent members and strongest supporters. His body was interred in Mount View Cemetery on Thursday afternoon.

-Information from the death certificate: Informant - Jane Idington.

-Information from Badenoch 1832-1967: In 1848, Peter Idington obtained lot 36, rear of concession 8 (Badenoch area) from the Crown.

-Information from the transcription of Crown Cemetery: John Idington, who died Oct. 1, 1846, at age 80 years and his wife Margaret Johnstone, who died Mar. 7, 1856, at age 75 years, are buried here. Probably the father of Peter Idington.

A Celebration of Lives Obituaries of Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Vol 1, Anna Jackson & Marjorie Clark - Used with kind permission of Marjorie Clark  
Idington, Peter (I103730)
"Joseph Lienhart and family, including five children, came to Mansfield Township in 1881 from Ontario, Canada. Two more children were born in Mansfield Township.

The children all attended the local country school and the Valley Normal School (now Valley City State College).

Joseph acquired several farms and was active in public affairs, serving as a township and school officer as well as a church officer. A musical family, various members played at school functions, dances and the church organ.

Mr. Lienhart passed away in 1935 at Sanborn. His wife preceded him in death."

Barnes County History 1976 Page 142 
Lienhardt, Joseph (I107300)
1. Jacob Groh was born APR 1856 in Canada, and died 14 FEB 1905 in Elmer Township, Michigan, United States. He married Mary Jane Michener 2 AUG 1881, daughter of Joseph H. Michener and Mary Johnson. She was born MAR 1865 in Ontario, Canada, and died 30 MAR 1932.

Children of Jacob Groh and Mary Jane Michener are: 2 i. Louis Almon Groh was born 22 AUG 1883 in Marion Township, Michigan, United States, and died 18 APR 1921. He married Mabel Ayling 2 JUL 1904 in Elmer Township, Michigan, United States. She was born 19 AUG 1887 in Elmer Township, Michigan, United States, and died 8 JUN 1966.
3 ii. Ethel May Groh was born 12 SEP 1885 in Michigan, United States.
4 iii. Della Vitrus Groh was born 28 APR 1890 in Elmer Township, Michigan, United States, and died in Marlette, Michigan, United Staes. She married Herbert Bitterling 19 JUN 1906. He was born 13 SEP 1887 in Snover, Michigan, United States, and died FEB 1965.
5 iv. Bertha Groh was born 4 JUN 1893 in Elmer Township, Michigan, United States.
6 v. Lawrence David Groh was born 19 MAR 1896 in Elmer Township, Michigan, United States, and died 11 OCT 1918.
7 vi. Hattie Groh was born FEB 1899 in Michigan, United States.

Groh, Jacob (I24501)
Death of Thos. Nichol, of Blenheim - The intelligence of the death of this well-known resident of Blenheim will be painful to many who enjoyed his friendship and respected him for the kindness and uprightness of his life. The circumstances attending Mr. Nichol's death were that as he was walking on the ground at the Fair at London on Wednesday of last week, he was suddenly stricken most severely with paralysis, and insensibility at once ensued. He was carried to the Tecumseh House and all possible aid given him, but he never recovered consciousness and passed to his rest on Sunday afternoon last. His remains were brought to his late residence near Plattsville, and his funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon last, being attended by an immense number of his friends in that section, as also from Galt, Ayr and elsewhere. Mr. Nichol leaves a family of five sons, two of whom are in Manitoba, and five daughters, of whom Mrs. Samuel McRae, of Galt is one. Mr. George Nichol, of Beverly, is a brother.

Nichol,Thomas-death-Galt Reporter Sep 30 1887 pg 1 
Nichol, Thomas Archibald (I7934)
Flash from the past: Tony Day Sweaters was on Regina Street in Waterloo

In 1946 a Kitchener couple, Bob and Mary Pritchard, began making sweaters in a garage near their home in the City View Apartments on Church Street. They had a single knitting machine Bob had purchased while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War.

Last week's "mystery" photo was snapped 10 years later. By then the business they launched had a staff of 136 and was housed in a plant at 210 Regina St. N., Waterloo. Officially, it was Keith-Day Knitwear Ltd., but the firm was better known by the name of its product, Tony Day Sweaters.

"The new Tony Day factory has 17 of the most versatile knitting machines available, producing 6,000 sweaters weekly which find their way into 1,500 stores across Canada, the United States and other countries," a 1956 company profile in The Record said.

Clare Johnson was office manager at Keith-Day for 13 years, starting in 1955, a year after Bob Pritchard sold the firm to Richard Wurtele.

The company had a great name and we had a fantastic product," said Johnson, who credits Pritchard for developing the machine-washable yarn (combining wool and Orlon) used to make the colourful Tony Day sweaters.

Pritchard was a Pennsylvanian who moved to Galt (Cambridge) in the early 1940s to work in a textile mill. Keith, Tony and Day were the names of some of his relatives.

Susan Giesler of Kitchener wrote to say her mother worked for Keith-Day, starting in the early 1950s when the firm was upstairs at 75 Queen St. S., in the old Kitchener auditorium, later demolished so Charles Street could be extended south to Benton Street.

"As the only girl there, she was treated very kindly by Mr. Pritchard . . . consequently, he became my godfather," Giesler said.

Robert Bruce of Waterloo has fond memories of being shown around the Regina Street plant by his dad, also named Robert, who was the personnel manager.

"I recall the shop floor was an absolute hive of activity, with the staff, largely female, busy as bees. Everywhere you looked there were sewing machines, knitting machines and spools of yard just a-spinning. The shipping room was also humming, where pullovers and Perry Como-style cardigans were packaged for delivery to stores."

Greg Koehn wrote to say he was a part-time knitter at Keith-Day in the 1960s, while he was still a Waterloo Collegiate Institute student.

"You had to make sure the knitting machines did not run out of yarn. Some machines would hold between 30 and 40 spools. If a machine ran out, it would shut off, stalling production . . . Bad thing!"

Koehn also made deliveries.

"I would deliver yarn to some rural areas as far away as New Hamburg, to ladies who would knit various items at their home and then I would pick up their products."

Susan Wunder of Kitchener recalls that her mom, Elisabeth Doerner, a Keith-Day employee, worked at home while on maternity leave in 1953, repairing slight imperfections in sweaters so they could still be sold.

"I remember the cartons of sweaters coming to the house, all of them bright colours."

In the 1960s Keith-Day moved its office staff to a neighbouring building at 230 Regina St. N.

Judy Johnston spent three summers at Terry Day in the mid-1960s, cutting out sweater fronts, backs and sleeves. She was then a fashion design student at Ryerson in Toronto.

"Who knew that sweaters were cut out? Up until then, I thought that they were knitted and then sewn together . . . I remember that the ladies in the cutting department arrived half an hour before the sewers to get the production underway. We worked nine hours a day, for 90 cents an hour."

Rita Voll of St. Clements was a Keith-Day staffer in the late 1960s.

"My job was scheduling clerk, which involved taking the number of pounds of yarn received and determining how many sweaters could be made . . . This was all done by hand as we had no calculators at all."

At its peak, Keith-Day employed about 300, but it ultimately found it couldn't compete with low-priced imported sweaters.

Peter Wurtele was general manager in 1970 when his father, the late Richard Wurtele, made the decision to halt operations. Without government protection for the textile industry, the firm "just didn't have a chance to make any money," he said.

The plant at 210 Regina St. N. later became home to the Beresford Box Corp. and 230 Regina St. N. became the Dutch Boy Food Markets head office.

Bob Pritchard was involved in other local business ventures after selling the firm. From 1961 to 1972 he was owner/manager of the Sherwood Inn near Port Carling.

Thanks for everyone who wrote or phone this week!

Note: Two Tony Day sweaters are displayed in the exhibit Nuclear Fashion: Selling Style to Suburbia 1946 - 1964, which continues to Friday, Sept. 2 in the City of Waterloo Museum at Conestoga Mall.

Flash from the past: Tony Day Sweaters was on Regina Street in Waterloo | TheRecord.com. (2011). TheRecord.com. Retrieved 5 November 2017, from https://www.therecord.com/living-story/2588906-flash-from-the-past-tony-day-sweaters-was-on-regina-street-in-waterloo/ 
Pritchard, Bob (I112583)
Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXV, No. 10, May 15, 1898 page 156, 157.

CRESSMAN.-On the 25th of April, 1898, near Strasburg, Waterloo Co., Ont., of inflammation of the kidneys, from which she suffered but a few days, Sister Mary, beloved wife of Bro. Josiah Cressman, and youngest daughter of Samuel and Lydia Brubacher, aged 29 years, 10 months and 10 days. Buried in the Strasburg cemetery on the 28th. Our sister had been indelicate health for some years, but her sudden demise was a shock to all, for she was well known and highly esteemed as a faithful, consistent Christian. Her surviving husband, to whom she had been married but a few short years, has the sympathy of the whole community in his sore affliction. She also leaves her mother, three brothers and three sisters, and many other relatives and friends to mourn her early death. God comfort them in their sore affliction. Funeral services at the house by Jacob Gingrich, and at the Weber meetinghouse by E. S. Hallman in English from Isa. 35:10, and by Noah Stauffer in German from Phil. 1:21. The new meeting house was filled to overflowing.
Not dead, but sleeping,
Then cease your weeping,
Dear Mary's with the blest;
She went before us
To join the chorus
Of those in endless rest.
A. B. K.
Brubacher, Mary (I674)
Law Matheson Passes A former well-known district farmer, Law Matheson, died at Ont-ario Hospital, St. Thomas, on Wednesday afternoon, where he had been for the past few years. A native of Oxford County, Mr. Matheson had farmed on the 10th concession of Blenheim for some 40 years, on the farm now owned by J. W. Maus and operated by the Steringa family. He was a member of Ayr Masonic Lodge and attended Knox United Church. Unmarried, the late Mr. Matheson is survived by a brother, Alex, of Davenport, Iowa; a sister, Jessie, of St. Thomas, and a sister in California. He was 70 years of age. The funeral will be held under Masonic auspices from the W. O. Ball Funeral Parlor, Ayr, on Saturday at 2.30 p.m. Interment will be made in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News May 27 1954 pg 2
Matheson, William James Law "Law" (I339111)
Miss Julia S. Bulgin

The death of Julia S. Bulgin occurred early last Thursday morning at the home of her brother, Mr. George Bulgin, King Street, after being in failing health for the past year. She was born in Beamsville and had lived in Elmira for the past four years, having come to Elmira from Guelph.

The late Miss Bulgin is survived by three brothers, George, of Elmira; Richard, of Indianapolis and James, at present on a visit to China.

The funeral, which was private, was held on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock from the home of the deceased's brother, Mr. George Bulgin. Interment took place in the Elmira cemetery. 
Bulgin, Julia Selina (I26351)
Mrs. John Geisel, Sr.

After a long life of nearly ninety years, there died on Saturday, September 17, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Noah W. Reist in Woolwich, Mrs. Elizabeth Geisel, Sr., of Woolwich Township. Mrs. Geisel was born on September 14, 1843, in Wellesley Township, the daughter of Philip Schweitzer and his wife, Magdalena Frey. She was married to John Geisel on August 11th, 1863. This union was blessed with eleven children, two having died in infancy. There are left to mourn the loss of a faithful Christian mother, three sons and six daughters, namely, Mrs. Herman Geisel, George Geisel, John Geisel, Henry Geisel, Mrs. William Witter of Kitchener, Mrs. J. Baumann of Caledonia, Mich., Mrs. N. W. Reist, Mrs. Jacob Aberle and Mrs. John Schmermund, also twenty-nine grandchildren, twenty-four great-children, one sister, Mrs. G. Reichenbach of Pandora, Ohio, and one brother, Conrad Schweitzer of Kitchener.

Since the death of her husband in 1917, Mrs. Geisel made her home with her daughters. She died on Saturday, September 17th, surrounded by her children, aged eighty-nine years and two days.

The funeral was held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 2 o'clock p.m., from the home to St. Paul's church, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Elmira Cemetery. Rev. F. Malinsky, the family pastor officiated. The pall-bearers were grandson, Albert Geisel, Theophiel Geisel, Edward Geisel, Norman Geisel, Hilbert Reist and Leslie Aberle. Relatives from a distance included Mrs. J. Baumann and daughter of Caledonia, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Basinger, Mr. and Mrs. J. Diller, Mrs. Gottlieb Reichenbach of Pandora, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Eisenbach and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Eisenbach , also of Pandora, Ohio, and others from Kitchener, Waterloo and Lexington. 
Schweitzer, Elisabeth F. (I55562)
Mrs. William T. Edgar Passes

A lifelong resident of this district, Mrs. William T. Edgar, 76, passed away at K-W Hospital on Monday following a lengthy illness. Born in Blenheim Township, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Laurie and Mary Wight, who were among the early residents of the area. She lived for many years on The Hill Farm on the Townline, now owned by her son, Cameron, before coming with her husband to Ayr. Mr. Edgar passed away four years ago. Mrs. Edgar was a valued member of Knox United Church and in earlier years was active in the Blenheim-Dumfries Farm Women's Club. She was the last surviving member of her faintly, being, predeceased by a brother and three sisters. Surviving are a son, Cameron, RR 3, Ayr, two daughters, Mrs. Lorne Curnoe (Mary) of Islington and Mrs. John MacLellan (Kathryn) of Windsor. Six grandchildren also survive. Funeral service was held today (Wednesday) at her late residence, Bute St., conducted by Rev. W. J. V. Buchanan. Interment was made in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News Sep 1 1960 pg 2 
Laurie, Jeannie Wight (I339727)
A t the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Holm of Puslinch Township, a well known resident of Hespeler and district, in which he had resided for the past forty-four years, on Tuesday, March 22, 1949, in his 86th year. He was born in Waterloo County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cooper. His wife, Mary Schaumberg, predeceased him six years ago. Mr. Cooper attended the United Church and was a member of many years standing in the International Order of Foresters Lodge. Surviving are two children, Mary (Mrs. Walter Holm) of Puslinch; William Roy Cooper of Kitchener; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Service at the Stager-Ross Funeral Home, Galt St. , Hespeler on Fri. , Mar. 25 at 2. Interment Hespeler Cemetery 
Cooper, William (I93429)
In Galt, on Wednesday, the 16tyh inst., Sarah Girling, relict of the late James Barbour, late of Sibdon, Suffolk, England, aged 55 years.

Galt Reporter Nov 18 1864 pg 2


Mrs. Barbour was buried in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Cemetery, in Galt, this cemetery is now called Pioneer Pergola and most of the cemetery stones were moved to Mount View. 
Girling, Sarah Ann (I126590)
In the year of our Lord 1825, Sept 4, were blessed in marriage according to their said request, although without wedding ceremnoy, because of previous copulation, the following persons were blessed in Holy Matrimony.
John Jost Hett 24 years of age, the only marriable son of John Heinrich Hett, and his wife Annie Flister Obith(sp?) born a Coniz??
and Maria Elizabetha Groening 22 and 1/2 years of age, the only daughter of long deceased Groening named John Groening of Arnshain and his still living widow Karin Margaretha, born Smith.
Although the marriage of the before mentioned persons took place in the church at Koensberg (Bernsberg) their hometown is Kronshein (Aranshain)
The bridegroom declared that he will call his own and care for the child born out of wedlock Apr. 8, 1825 christened (Jobani Onea)?? As witnesses, we the present person sign this document.
The bride groom John Jost Hett
The father of the groom Henry Hett
The stepbrother of the bride ? Ahoninis ? Smithminister George Kristopf Quill

Transcript of marriage from Renay Lies-Tranchitella 
Hett, Jost John (I25823)
May 5th in Bridgeport, Waterloo co., Ont. Ellen, wife of Solomon Kraft, aged 17 years, 1 month, and 5 days. Sermon by D. Wismer, and _____ Meenelly

Herald of Truth - Volume X, Number 7 - July 1873 - Page 127


Ellen probably died from a result giving birth to her daughter who was born 4 days earlier. 
Hewitt, Ellen (I13005)
Pour one pint of boiling water over two cupfuls of sugar and one lemon cut very fine. Wet three table-spoonfuls of corn starch with a little milk and stir in. Let it come to a boil, simmer five minutes, slice four oranges and lay in a glass dish, scatter over them a little powdered sugar, pour over them the lemon and corn starch when cool, whip the whites of two eggs with a little sugar, flavor with lemon essence, pour over the top and let get icy cold.



One cupful white sugar, two tablespoonfuls butter, softened, not melted, one-half cupful sweet milk, three eggs, one and one-half cupfuls flour, two teaspoonfuls baking powder. This makes two layers. When cold with a sharp knife remove the brown top of the under layer, spread the following custard between the layers and ice with boiled icing.

CUSTARD - One cupful sweet milk, one egg, two tablespoonfuls powdered sugar, one dessertspoonful corn starch. Heat the milk to near boiling, add corn starch dissolved in part of the milk, then add the egg well beaten with the sugar. Flavor with pineapple or vanilla. 
Ramsay, Margaret (I52642)
PRESTON, William Potter, 65, of 609 Laurel St., Preston, died today at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt, following a brief illness. Mr Potter was born in Parkhill and lived in Preston for 48 years. He was a barber here for a number of years. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Emma Triller; two daughters, Mrs.I. B. (Ann Marie) Ferguson of Waterloo and Mrs. J. C. (Margaret Rose) Carruth of Toronto; one grandchild. The body will be at the Stager-Barthel Funeral Home, where service will be conducted Monday, at 2 p.m., interment will be in Preston Cemetery, Rev. A. H. Vair of Knox Presbyterian Church, will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Nov 1960 pg 5 
Potter, William (I349681)
The Passing of Hugh Kay

On Thursday, July 18, another old resident in the person of Mr. Hugh Kay passed to the Great Beyond. The deceased, who was in his 81st year, was one of the early settlers, having spent more than the allotted span of life as a resident of this community. He was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, and came to Ayr, Ont., in his boyhood days. Having learned the trade of a cabinet maker he pursued this avocation for many years, conducting quite an extensive business in that line. He was of a quiet, unobtrusive disposition, and seldom took any interest in affairs that did not directly concern him, but was esteemed a good neighbor and a worthy citizen. His nearest surviving relatives are a nephew and three nieces, viz., Mr. A. M. Kay, postmaster, Stratford; Mrs. W. H. Kerr, Brussels; Mrs. D. R. Millar, Galt, and Miss Nessie Kay, Winnipeg. The funeral took place on Friday last, interment being made in the Ayr cemetery. Rev. Mr. Grant, pastor of Knox church, conducted service at the house and also at the grave. The pallbearers were Messrs. H. Gmelin, C. McGeorge, D. McColl, T. Fairgrieve, J. W. Hunt and J. Anderson.

The Ayr News Jul 25 1912 pg 8


16 Jun 1822 Christened date has to be wrong, Should be 16 Jun 1833 
Kay, Hugh (I115363)
WITHERALL, Richard - On Wednesday, Nov. 5, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Richard Witherall of 4 William St. N., Wellesley. Mr. Witherall was born in Fulham, England, 78 years ago.
Son of the late Thomas Witherall and the late Amelia Stratford. A member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Wellesley. He farmed near Wellesley, retiring 17 years ago.
Beloved father of Marie (Mrs. Gerald) Yensen, of Waterloo and Donna; one foster son, Robert Nahrgang of Kitchener; dear brother of Alfred of Windsor, Thomas, William and Ida, all of England and Amelia Witherall of Kincardine. Also survived by seven grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife, the former Ella Vira Reibling, September 6, 1976.

Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home in Wellesley, until noon Friday, Nov. 7, when removal will be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church for a funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Orval Jansen officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mark's Lutheran cemetery, Wellesley. 
Witherall, Richard (I62443)
ZARNKE, Mrs Jane At St. Mary's Hospital Kitchener, on Friday, Jan. 17, 1992 age 91 years, the former Jane Creighton of Kitchener.

Daughter of the late John Creighton and the former Elizabeth Boyd. Wife of the late Wesley Myers, George Kechnie and Carl Zarnke. Mother of Elizabeth Toews and her husband John of Kitchener and grandmother of Jennifer Towes of Toronto.

Predeceased by a daughter, Peggy; one brother Jack Creighton and two sisters, Minnie and Sadie.

At the request of Mrs. Zarnke, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation followed by interment of ashes in Woodland Cemetery. 
Creighton, Jane "Jenny" (I188828)
41 The death took place at Listowel on Wednesday, Jan. 19th, of Caroline Girling, wife of William Stephan, formerly of Elmira. Deceased, who was married 22 years ago, has sustained a series of paralytic strokes -- the first one on Oct. 22nd, 1900; the third came on the 27th, rendering her unconscious. The age of Mrs. Stephan was 54 years, 7 months and 25 days, and the remains were interred on Friday, the 31st, at Fairview cemetery. A family of three daughters and her husband survive, the daughters being Emma and Clara at home and Mrs. Geo. Ruttan, of Elma

Elmira Signet 6 Feb 1902 
Girling, Caroline (I171141)
42 "A former New Hamburg area resident, Melvin H.Bean, 71, of London, Ont., died Monday in Victoria Hospital, London. He lived in London 35 years and was a retired PUC employee.

Born in New Hamburg, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Bean.

He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Hodgson; one son , Robert of Waterloo; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Lumley of London and Norma of Montreal; one sister, Mrs. Chris (Mary) Johansen of Kitchener and two grandchildren.

The body is at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, London, where the funeral will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p.m."

KW Record obit. of Tuesday Aug. 1, 1961 
Bean, Melvin Hallman (I6266)
43 "Bill Barnard, popular porter at the Queen's Hotel, celebrated his 63rd birthday. He was born and raised in Ayr and is one of the members of the old school of 'good fellows' whose ranks are becoming sadly depleted."

Ayr News; June 29, 1950, p 16 c 4. 
Barnard, William Henry "Peck" "Bill" (I58095)
44 "Elizabeth Jane Biehn, 86, died in Smithville on Jan. 4. She was living with her son Earl at the time. Born in Listowel, she spent most of her life in Elma Tp. Mrs. Biehn, the former Elizabeth Mitchell, lived with her son in Smithville for the last nine years. She was predeceased by her husband Ezra Edward Biehn in 1964 and by a daughter Mrs. Earl (Mary) Hopp (sic) in 1939....."

Listowel Banner obit, Jan 16, 1975

Mitchell, Elizabeth Jane (I126086)
45 "Following a lengthy illness, Malinda Cressman, wife of Joseph Cressman, 16 Doehn street, passed away Sat. at KW Hospital in her 56th year. Mrs. Cressman was born at Strasburg, a d/o the late Mr. and Mrs. Levi Weber. She attended Sterling Avenue Mennonite church.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Joseph and Wellington, and three daughters, Misses Orpah, Ruby and Leona, all at home. Three brothers, Jeremiah, Abram and Rev. Burton Weber, all of Guernsey, Sask., and two sisters, Mrs. (Rev) Moses Schmidt, Guernsey, Sask., and Mrs. (Rev.) S.S.Shantz, city, also survive. One son, Kenneth, predeceased her...."

KW Record obit. of Mon., Dec. 14, 1936
Weber, Malinda (I6935)
46 "In Loving Memory." Printed inside is: Died/ In Beverly, on Wednesday morning,/ Nov. 5th, 1902, at 4 o'clock,/ Sarah Neeham,/ Beloved wife of John Wray,/ Aged 70 years./ The Funeral/ Will take place from the residence/ of her son, John Wray, Lowell/ St., Galt, on Friday afternoon,/ Nov. 7th at 2.30 o'clock, to Mount/ View Cemetery./ Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation./ Beverly, Nov. 5th, 1902.

Funeral Card of Sarah Neeham 
Needham, Sarah (I98127)
47 "John Eggert Liesemer was born to Peter Liesemer and Wilhemina Eggert on Aug.3, 1869 on a farm near Mildmay, Bruce County, Ontario, one of a family of seven boys and three girls. Until 18 years of age he worked on the family farm. He received a minimum of formal education as the labor of even aboy was necessary in this pioneer bushland.

At 18 he apprenticed himself as a railroad telegrapher, attended night school, and read widely in many fields in order to educate himself. These habits of study continued throughout his entire life; his interest inmany area of human learning was profound and his knowledge considerable.

In 1893 he was a telegrapher in Listowel and it was here that he met Melinda Hallman who was singing in the choir of the Evangelical Church which they both attended. One year later they were married.

Melinda Hallman was born to Isaac Hallman and Nancy Biehn on Jan. 28,1871, also on a farm near Listowel, Perth County, Ontario; there were three boys and four girls. Melinda attended the local school and also received the training in the home in household tasks which was usual for girls in that period. After finishing school, she became apprentice to the tailor in Listowel and became a qualified tailoress, a training that was useful in her own household later. She was interested in music and the artistic skills; her own main art achievement was in needlework, in all the various techniques that were popular during her lifetime.

In 1902 John and Melinda Liesemer and their two children, Beatrice and Goldwin, moved to Didsbury. John had decided to leave the railroad, and Mr. Alfred G. Studer and he undertook a three year partnership as general merchants at a time when Didsbury was a bustling and growing community at the end of the rail. His parents, as well as four brothers and two sisters came to Didsbury or surrounding areas - Henry, Peter, Edward, Conrad, Martha (Mrs. Harry Reiber) and Mary (Mrs. Fred Diebel). Melinda's maternal aunt, and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hunsperger also settled in thearea.

At the conclusion of the partnership with Mr. Studer, John Liesemer forthe next five years was Homestead Inspector with the Federal Government. His district extended from Olds to Crossfield and from the mountains to the Saskatchewan border. He had many tales for his children of the hardships and courage of the homesteaders in the region he travelled, and of arduous and sometimes adventuresome journeys of his own with horses and buggy over the trailless prairies.

From 1910 to 1930 John Liesemer engaged in various business activities.During the years of World War I, he farmed east of Didsbury on the Northroad, raising Aberdeen Angus cattle, experimenting with early ripening wheats, and in the summer season stacking prairie wool hay from rented land. During this period he was an agent for farm machinery, imported carload lots of horses, and traded in cattle and in farm lands.

In 1931 he founded the Didsbury Dairy in which activity he continued until his retirement when Tom Morris took over the dairy. However, for some years he continued to breed Holstein cattle. From 1931 on, through conversation and example, he encouraged his fellow farmers in the community to undertake the improvement of dairy breeds, and he himself produced some prize animals.

Through their entire adult lives John and Melinda Liesemer were members of the Evangelical Church. In addition, Mrs. Liesemer was a member of the Ladies Aid of that church, a member of the Women's Institute of the community and a member of the local WCTU. John Liesemer was an active member of the Liberal party from the founding of the Province in 1905 until 1921. After 1921 John and Melinda Liesemer became members of the U.F.A. and were supporters of the political movement of the UFA and later of the C.C.F.

In Jan. 1946 they sold their home in Didsbury and moved to Calgary where their sons were working. There John Liesemer died on Aug. 8, 1947 and Melinda on Oct. 7, 1962. Both are buried in Didsbury."

Echoes of an Era: History of Didsbury and District 
Liesemer, John Eggert (I310712)
48 "Peacefully, on Thursday,Sept. 16, 1999, at his residence, Nithview Home, New Hamburg, Ellworth Bean formerly of RR1 New Hamburg.

He was born in Wilmot Tp., 88 years ago, a son of the late Alfred and Eva (Hallman) Bean.

Ellworth had been a resident of Nithview Home, New Hamburg for the past10 years where he has touched many lives. He was involved in many community and church activities. Prior to retirement, Ellworth had farmed in Wilmot Tp. and later worked as transportation officer for the Waterloo Regional School Board for 10 years. He was a member of the former Bethel United Church, RR1 New Hamburg and was currently a member of Zion United Church, New Hamburg.

Ellworth was predeceased by his first wife, Annie Margaret Bond on Dec.22, 1986 and by his second wife, Florence (Fallis) Diamond on Nov. 17,1993. Loving father of Marillyn and her husband Lynn Sararus of New Dundee, and Wilfred Bean and his wife Kathryn Anderson of Antigonish,N.S.; dear grandfather of Jane Anne Sararus and her husband Andrew Weinacht and David Sararus and his wife Juanita Laverty. Also remembered by his step-children, Beverley Diamond and her husband Cliff Crawley andDouglas Diamond, all of Toronto. Sadly missed by his sister, Margaret Facey of New Hamburg and his sister-in-law, Laura Bond of Cambridge.

He was also predeceased by a son, John in 1958 and a number ofbrothers-in-law......Bethel United Church Cemetery...."

KW Record obit. of Fri., Sept. 17, 1999
Bean, Ellworth Hallman (I111545)
49 785. Died. At Milton, on Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 1898, Robert Manson, Aged 61 years. The Funeral Will leave his late residence, Queen St., on Thursday, 27th inst., at 8 a.m., for the C.P.R. Station, to meet the 8.42 train. Interment at New Cemetery, Ayr. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Funeral Card
Manson, Robert (I340597)

Witmer, Emanuel (I3606)
51 A number of Woldemar's paintings in the Waterloo City Hall and Wilfrid Laurier University. Neufeld, Woldemar Heinrich (I107751)
52 A Sad Accident

About 1 o'clock on Saturday afternoon last, as Mrs. A. Singer, living a few miles west of this village, was driving along the road in a buggy near her house, and while coming down a small hill the horse became frightened and started to run, and when near the foot of the hill one of the wheels struck a stump, throwing Mrs. Singer to the ground, striking on her head in such a manner as to break her neck, killing her instantly. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn her untimely death. The afflicted family have the hearty sympathy of a large circle of friends and neighbors in the bereavement. 
Hewitt, Elizabeth (I106988)
53 Baer.- Mervin, son of Ephraim and Lovina (Nahrgang) Baer, was born at Haysville, Ont., Nov. 15, 1912; died of a heart attack during surgery at the K & W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Mar. 15, 1982; aged 69 y. On June 3, 1941, he was married to Gertrude Otto, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Daniel, Kenneth, and Rick), 2 daughters (Jean-Mrs. Clifford Klassen and Sharon-Mrs. Jim Reitzel), 8 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Oscar, Allen, Jerry, and Martin), and 5 sisters (Leah, Vinetta, Martha, Mary, and Viola). He was preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters. He was a member of Nith Valley Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held on Mar. 17, in charge of Amzie Brubacher.

Gospel Herald - Volume 75, Number 31 - August 3, 1982, page 534 
Baer, Mervin (I120584)
54 BERG, Allan H. - Peacefully, on Thursday, May 3, 1990, at Brunner Nursing Home, Allan Henry Berg, formerly of Wellesley. Mr. Berg was born in Wellesley township, 98 years ago. He was a son of the late Christian Berg and the late Maria Glasser. He had farmed in Wellesley Township, retiring to Wellesley in 1951. He was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wellesley. Beloved father of Esther and her husband Weybourne Hoerle of RR 2, Baden, Dorothy and her husband Elmer Lantz of Wellesley, Lloyd Berg of Waterloo and Ruth and her husband Walter Doering of RR 2, Baden. Lovingly remembered by 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife, the former Clara Lautenschlager, May 31, 1975 and also by five brothers; three sisters; one grandson, Brian and one great-granddaughter, Julie. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 40 Henry St., Wellesley, where family will receive friends on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon Sunday, May 6, removal will be made to St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, for the funeral service at 2: 30 p.m. Pastor Wilmer Minke will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mark's Lutheran cemetery, Wellesley.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Berg, Allan Henry (I46436)
55 Berlin Button Works was founded on this site in 1907 by George Schlee. In 1916 the name changed to Kitchener Button Industries. Kitchener, Victoria St. N. 0070 - Factory - Berlin Button Works Gone (I322)
56 Board of Examiners Embalmers and Undertakers Licences from 1914, Flanans [sic], Edward, Baden 1914, Certificate of Qualification 1915-1916 [1917-1918 Edward Flauaus, Baden is listed on the Honour Roll for Overseas]1a

1aInformation supplied by Marion Roes who is (2016) working on a history of funeral businesses in Waterloo Region. 
Flauaus, Edward Ernest (I214460)
57 Board of Examiners Embalmers and Undertakers Licenses from 1914

Archie Durant, Guelph

1935 Passed Examinations

Archie Durant, Kitchener

1936-1937 at Ratz-Bechtel, 178 Queen St. S., Kitchener

Archie Durant, Guelph

1941 at Durant Funeral Home, 13 Cork St., Guelph

1945 Honour Roll

1947-1949 Archie Durant at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 178 Queen St. S., Kitchener

1950 at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Service, 621 King St. W., Kitchener 
Durant, John Archibald "Archie" (I352163)
58 Born in Doon on August 31, 1824, Moses Springer and his 10 siblings were orphaned by a cholera epidemic in 1834. Raised by Mennonite Bishop Joseph Hagey in Hespeler, he became a teacher and self-taught surveyor. In 1854 he moved to the village of Waterloo from Berlin (Kitchener) where he purchased and ran the German language newspaper Der Canadische Bauernfreund until 1862. In 1856 he opened a store on King Street in Waterloo. Springer was a well-known village leader. He sat on the Waterloo public school board for 30 years, 25 as chairman, and was the long-time secretary and treasurer of the North Waterloo Agricultural Society. Active in the insurance business, Springer was the first president of the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Company in 1863, serving as President for twelve years, and a founder of the Mutual Life Assurance Company (Clarica) in 1868. He was also the first secretary of the North Waterloo Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company and the first manager and general agent for Economical Mutual Fire Insurance Company. When the village of Waterloo was incorporated, Springer became the first reeve, a position he held from 1857-1861, 1867-1869 and 1873-1875. Between 1857-1875 he sat on county council for 11 years and from 1867-1881 represented the riding of North Waterloo in the provincial legislature. Upon incorporation on February 10, 1876, Springer became the first mayor of the Town of Waterloo. His term in office saw the establishment of new by-laws governing community safety, public morals, business operations and the granting of incentives for new businesses to establish themselves in the growing town. As mayor, Springer negotiated an agreement in 1877 with the Grand Trunk Railway Company to run a branch line from Berlin to Waterloo, although it was not actually completed until 1882. Following his two terms as mayor, Springer went on to become sheriff of Waterloo County, a position he held from 1881 until his death on September 5, 1898. In 1968 he was honoured through the naming of a Waterloo park in his memory. From the City of Waterloo website 2005
Springer, Mayor-Reeve-Sheriff Moses (I10748)
59 BOWMAN, Clayton M. - Peacefully, went home to be with the Lord, on Thursday, July 14, 2005, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Clayton M. Bowman, in his 68th year, of Elmira.Beloved husband of the late Vera (Knarr) Bowman (April 11, 2004). Dearly loved father of Fern and John Bish of Elmira, Loretta and Philip Dammeier of Listowel, Kevin Bowman of Elmira, Cheryl and Brad Fisher of Elmira. Proud grandpa of Rodney, Mike and Mark Dammeier, Andy and Amy Bowman and Alex Fisher.Brother and brother-in-law of Almeda Kreiger of Kitchener, Edna and Vernon Shoemaker of Elmira, Viola and Willard Lichty of Floradale and Vera Bowman of Floradale.Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Salinda Bowman; two brothers, Abner and Wayne and brother-in-law, Archie Kreiger and one grandson, Ian Philip.The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Saturday, July 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Sunday, transfer will be made to Emmanuel Evangelical Missionary Church, Elmira for funeral service at 2 p.m. followed by interment in Elmira Mennonite Cemetery.In his memory, donations to Children's Homes, International would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.

THE RECORD - Jul. 15, 2005 
Bowman, Clayton M. (I167312)
60 BRICKER, Nellie May - After a courageous battle with cancer, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Saturday Feb. 22, 1997, Nellie Bricker in her 83rd year. Nellie was the former owner and operator of Schnarr Florist for 25 years. She was also past president of 11th Kitchener Scout Mothers. Cherished wife of the late Russell B. Bricker (1996). Beloved mother of Mary Ann Maltby of Burlington, Wayne and his wife Irene of Brantford, Janet Oswald and her husband Robert of Manitoulin Island, Dianne Lishman and her husband Bob of Kitchener, John and his wife Marilynn of Barrie and Neil of Kitchener; loved grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; dear sister of Beryl Millman and her husband Harvey, Iris Osbourne, both of Kitchener, Harvey Shuttleworth of Collingwood, Ostand Shuttleworth of Tucson, Arizona and Lloyd Shuttleworth and his wife Gloria of California. Predeceased by a brother Sidney; a sister, Phyllis and a son-in-law, Peter Maltby. Friends will be received at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. until 3: 30 p.m., when funeral services will be held in the chapel. Cremation.

The Record Newspaper 24 Feb 1997 
Shuttleworth, Nellie May (I166258)
61 BRUBACHER, Mary Anna, daughter of Abner Brubacher and Arminta Brubacher Honsberger, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Jan. 26, 1932; died at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ont., May 27, 1986; aged 54 y. Surviving are her mother, her stepfather (Ralph Honsberger), 3 sisters (Dorothy Snyder, Marjorie Jackson, and Eva Good), and 3 brothers (Vernon, Lewis, and Lloyd). She was a member of Warden Woods Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 30, in charge of Connie Zehr and John H. Hess; interment in Nith Valley Mennonite Church Cemetery, New Hamburg, Ont.

GOSPEL HERALD - Volume 79, Number 28 - July 15, 1986, Page 490 
Brubacher, Mary Ann (I178204)
62 Died, In Galt, on Monday, 27th June, at 8 o'clock p.m., Aggie, Second Daughter of James McDougall, Aged 32 years and 5 months. Funeral On Wednesday, 29th inst., at 4 o'clock p.m., from her late residence, West Main Street, to Mount View Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Galt, June 28th, 1892.1a

1aFuneral Card of Aggie McDougall 
McDougall, Agnes "Aggie" (I105085)
63 Died. In Paris, on Monday July 8th., at 8: 00 p.m., Agnes F. Whitson. Aged 22 years, 4 months and 4 days. The Funeral Will take place on Wednesday, 10th inst., from her father's residence, Willow St., to the Ayr Cemetery, at 2: 30 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Paris, July 8th, 1889. Review Print

Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Whitson, Agnes Jane (I126821)
64 Dr. W. H. Lanphier and his wife Margaret Lucy nee Mence had a daughter Margaret Frances Lanphier, born July 29, 1810 and baptised October 14, 1810. Lanphier, Dr. William Henry L. L. D. (I140213)
65 HERD, Gwen - Passed away peacefully at her home, on January 26, 2006. Gwendolyn Margaret (Cleverley) Herd, of Kitchener, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Don Herd for 64 years. Loving mother of Donald Herd (Marylou) of Erbsville, Fred Herd, John Herd (Charlene), Adele Coleman (Chuck), Gwen Eby (Al), all of Kitchener. Dearly loved, her singing and stories will be sadly missed by her many grand and great-grandchildren. Gwen is survived by six brothers and sisters and predeceased by one brother, all from Western Canada. There will be a private family service at the Henry Walser Funeral Home. In memory of Gwen, memorial donations to The Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.obit411.com/1918 for Gwen's memorial.

The Record Newspaper 27 Jan 2006 
Cleverley, Gwendolyn (I70272)
66 House: abt 1845 *log relocated to Doon Heritage Crossroads - used as weavery, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener, Ontario. Originally located in Waterloo Township constructed by Jacob Z Detweiler. Kitchener, Huron Rd. 0010 - House - log Moved from Waterloo Township (I277)
67 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lyon_Mackenzie_King King, Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie (I81668)
68 In 1886 Nellie Lundy married James Young Graham, whose grandfather, Thomas Graham, emigrated from Ecclefechan, Scotland, in a sailing vessel around 1800. Thomas' wife, nee Carlyle (a cousin of the famous Thomas Carlyle), and eight children began the trip with him but Mrs. Graham became ill and passed away at Ellis Island.

The eldest son, William, at 18 years of age worked as a carpenter, later as a contractor for many of the old stone buildings in Galt, notably the City Hall and the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. P. Brown. This residence, next door to First United Church, was owned and occupied for many years by Dr. Leslie King.

Thomas Graham was buried in the ground now known as High Park but his remains were later removed to the St. Andrew's St. cemetery. His tombstone with inscription is in the pergola there.

Forty-Fifth Annual Volume [1957] of the Waterloo Historical Society, AN INTERVIEW WITH A SENIOR CITIZEN, MRS. J. Y. GRAHAM By Carol Dunnett 
Graham, Thomas (I66983)
69 In 1975 he celebrated a service of union with Paul Courtois. Nickerson, Norman Albert (I340741)
70 In Galt, on Saturday morning, August 21st, at 9 o'clock, George Louis, youngest son of Gustav Ante, aged 4 years and 1 week.

Galt Reporter Aug 27 1886 pg 8 
Ante, George Louis (I241260)
71 Klassen, John, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Klassen, was born in South Russia; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Feb. 28, 1969; aged 59 y. In 1931, he was married to Almeda Wagler, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Walter and Clifford), 4 daughters (Elaine - Mrs. Robert Swartz, Elsie - Mrs. Willard Horst, Audrey - Mrs. John Herlick, and Marlene), one brother (David), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Anna Rempel, Marie - Mrs. Jacob Dick, Elizabeth, and Kay - Mrs. Percy Becker). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Mar. 3, with Robert Johnson and J. B. Martin officiating; interment in Memory Gardens.

Gospel Herald - Volume LXII, Number 12 - March 25, 1969 - pages 283, 284



John Klassen of 102 Victoria St. S., died Friday at K-W Hospital after a brief illness. He was 59.

Born in South Russia, he was a son of Mrs. Jacob Klassen of St. Marys and the late Mr. Klassen.

He came to the Twin City area in 1924 and was married in Waterloo in 1931.

He was employed as a machine operator with the City of Kitchener for the past 34 years.

Surviving besides his wife, the former Almeda Wagler, are two sons, Walter and Clifford, both of Kitchener; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Elaine) Swartz of South Bend, Ind., Mrs Willard (Elsie Horst) of West Montrose, Mrs. John (Audrey) Herlick of Tavistock and Marlene at home;

a brother, David, of Kitchener; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Rempel and Mrs. Jacob (Marie), Dick both of Kitchener, Elizabeth of Vineland and Mrs. Percy (Kay) _ecker of St. Marys; 15 grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two brothers and five sisters.

The body will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today until noon Monday when removal will be made to First Mennonite Church for service at 3 p.m. conducted by Rev. Robert Johnson, assisted by Bishop J.B. Martin.

Burial will be in Memory Gardens.

Donations to the Ontario Mennonite Mission Board will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.


John Klassen

John Klassen of Kitchener, father of Mrs. John (Audrey) Herlick of Tavistock, died Friday at the Kitchener-Waterloo hospital at the age of 59.

Born in South Russia, Mr. Klassen was a son of Mrs. Jacob Klassen of St. Marys and the late Mr. Klassen. He came to the Twin City area in 1924 and was married in Waterloo in 1931. He was employed as a machine operator with the City of Kitchener for the past 34 years.

Surviving, besides his wife and daughter are two sons, Walter and Clifford, both of Kitchener; three other daughters, Mrs. Robert (Elaine) Swartz of South Bend, Ind., Mrs. Willard (Elsie) Horst of West Montrose and Marlene at home; a brother, David of Kitchener; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Rempel and Mrs. Jacob (Marie) Dick, both of Kitchener; Elizabeth of Vineland and Mrs. Percy (Kay) Becker of St. Marys and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral service was conducted at the First Mennonite Church, Rev. Robert Johnson officiating with Bishop J.B. Martin assisting.

Burial took place in Memory Gardens.

New Hamburg Independent, March 5, 1969 
Klassen, John (I352950)
72 LEIS, Clarence E. - Suddenly, on Thursday, January 12, 2006, at Nith View Home, in New Hamburg. Mr. Leis was formerly of Kingwood (RR 2, Wellesley). Clarence was born in Wellesley Twp. 86 years ago. Son of the late Samuel E. Leis and the late Elizabeth Schultz. Clarence was a member of Faith Mennonite Church. He farmed at RR 2, Wellesley (Kingwood) retiring in 1994. Loving father of Glenn and his wife Audrey Leis of RR 2, Wellesley, Galen and his wife Fern Leis of RR 2, Tavistock, Kevin and his wife Delores Leis of RR 1, Newton, Elaine and her husband Earl Leis of RR 1, Wellesley, and Marilyn and her husband James Cressman of RR 1, St. Agatha. Lovingly remembered by 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Doreen Gerber of Brunner, Wesley and Eleanor Gerber of RR 3, Harriston, Morris and Joyce Gerber of Milverton and Dorothy Bender of New Hamburg. Predeceased by his wife, Alic E. Leis (1997) and by a brother-in-law, Willis Bender. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 1172 Henry St. in Wellesley, where family and friends will be received tonight (Friday) from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, January 15, 2006 at Maple View Mennonite Church at 2.30 p.m. Pastors Paul Yantzi and Larry Jantzi will officiate. Burial will follow in the Maple View Mennonite Cemetery. Memorials to Northern Youth Programs, Mennonite Central Committee or to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

THE RECORD - Jan. 13, 2006 
Leis, Clarence (I369503)
73 Lichti, Daniel, son of Abraham and Magdalene (Roth) Lichti, was born at St. Agatha, Ont., Sept. 10, 1896; died suddenly at New Hamburg, Ont., Dec. 6, 1973; aged 77 y. 2 m. 26 d. He was married to Lavina Swartzentruber, who preceded him in death in 1960. On June 6, 1963, he was married to Mary Roth, who survives. Also surviving are one stepdaughter (Ada-Mrs. Willard Roth) and 4 grandchildren. One daughter (Jean-Mrs. Arthur Roth) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Steinman Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 9, in charge of Vernon B. Zehr and Elmer Swartzentruber; interment in St. Agatha Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 67, Number 1 - January 1, 1974, page 21, 22


LICHTI, Daniel

Of 250 Jacob St, New Hamburg, passed away at his residence Dec. 6, 1973. Born at St. Agatha, 77 years ago; a resident of New Hamburg since 1940; predeceased by his first wife in 1960; also by one daughter Jean (Mrs. Arthur Roth) in 1966; survived by his wife Mary Roth; also by one step-daughter, Ada (Mrs. Willard Roth) of Wellelsey, sister Selma (Mrs. Simon B. Roth) of New Hamburg and step-sister Mrs. (Erma) Bill Brozi of New Dundee; also four grandchildren.

The late Mr. Lichti will rest at the Bruce J. Omand Funeral home, New Hamburg, until noon on Sunday. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Memorial services will be held at the Steinman Mennonite Church on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will follow in the St. Agatha Church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Western Ontario Mennonite Mission.


In Loving Memory [verse] In Memory Of Mr. Daniel Lichti Born September 10, 1896 Died December 6th, 1973 The Service Funeral services were held at the Steinman Mennonite Church on Sunday, December 9, 1973. Interment followed in St. Agatha Mennonite Cemetery.

Funeral Card 
Lichti, Daniel (I80828)
74 LICHTY, Noreen - Peacefully, on Saturday, May 30, 1998, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Noreen Lichty, aged 70 years. Daughter of the late Isaac and Elmeta (Huehn) Lichty. Loving remembered by a number of cousins and her many friends. Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, today (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. On Tuesday at noon, transfer will be made to St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira for funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Wendell Grahlman officiating, followed by interment in St. James Lutheran Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Lichty, Noreen (I401966)
75 Mildred Kathleen (nee Erb) Peacefully with family by her side, at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton, on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, Mildred of Wellesley in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Moses for 64 years. Loving mother of Carol and her husband Larry Erb of Nithburg and Paul and his wife Linda of R.R.1 Wellesley. Dear grandmother of Sonja (Bruce Hollingworth), Ryan Erb (Serena), Katie, Taylor, Gemma and Kodie Gerber. Great-grandmother to Tyler and Tori Hollingworth, Maria, Grace and Rose Erb. She will be sadly missed by her sister; Eva Gerber of Milverton, sisters-in-law; Mary Gerber of Brunner and Sarah Leis of New Hamburg. Predeceased by her parents Noah Erb and Barbara (nee Wagler), sister; Marion Lebold, brothers-in-law; Solomon Gerber and John Lebold. Friends may call at the FUTHER-FRANKLIN FUNERAL HOME, 1172 Henry Street, Wellesley, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Maple View Mennonite Church, Wellesley, on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in the Maple View Mennonite Cemetery. Donations to Knollcrest Lodge or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. www.futher-franklinfuneralhome.com Erb, Mildred Kathleen (I131036)
76 MILLER, Kenneth -- Peacefully, on Thursday, August 19, 1982, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Kenneth Miller, of 177 Neilson Ave., Waterloo and formerly of RR 1, Linwood and Milverton. Mr. Miller was born in Wellesley Township, 72 years ago. He was the son of the late George Miller and the late Margaret McKee. He had farmed at RR 1, Linwood retiring in 1969; lifelong member of Grace Anglican Church, Millbank. Beloved husband of the former Mary Gale of Waterloo; dear father of Murray and his wife Janet of Waterloo and Louise (Mrs. Kenneth Ruddock) of RR 1, waterloo. Lovingly remembered by his grand children Paul Miller, Pattie (Mrs Brad Lichty) and Debra and Lorrie Ruddock. Predeceased by one sister, Millie Abraham. Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 40 Henry St., Wellesley, where funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, Aug 21 at 2: 30 p.m. Canon E.S. Wells will officiate. Interment will follow in Grace Anglican cemetery Millbank.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Aug 1982 
Miller, Kenneth (I163079)
77 modern single storey ranch style bungalow in stone and orange brick at the park entrance. Very well kept and attractively landscaped. A pleasant contemporary home fitting well into an older streetscape. The house was built by Lars Sokvitne, whose widow Miriam Sokvitne is the great-great-granddaughter of Joseph Schneider. It is the last remaining Schneider property in the hands of a descendent of Joseph Schneider Kitchener, Dill St. 0028 - stone and orange brick - 1 storey - Ranch (I411)
78 Mrs. Henry Youngblut, 65, of 10 Brubacher St., Kitchener died suddenly at her home. The former Violet Anne Miller, she was born Nov. 7, 1900, in St. Jacobs and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Miller. She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, a member of the Ladies Aid Society of the church and the Crystal Rebekah lodge. She is survived by her husband, whom she married April 26, 1926, in Kitchener; three sons, Jack and Harold, both of Kitchener, and Donald of Toronto; two daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Marie) Morrow, and Mrs. Robert (Carol) Parker, both of Kitchener; one brother, Norman of Kitchener, one sister, Mildred of Kitchener, and nine grandchildren. She was predeceased by four brothers, Harvey, Roy, Ralph and Armin, and one sister, Mrs. Jacob (Vera) Seip. The body was at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements were announced Monday.

Elmira Signet Nov 17 1965 Pg 4 
Miller, Violet Annie (I54546)
79 Mrs. Willard Snider, 50. Waterloo, died Monday at her residence. Born September 20, 1905, in Golden Lake, Ont., she was the former Lydia Thur, a daughter of the late Adolph Thur and his wife the former Mary Schultz. She had lived in Waterloo for the past 25 years. She was a member of the Emmanuel Evangelical United Church, Waterloo, and of the Women's Society for World Service.

Surviving are her husband; two sons, Maynard a Toronto and Dwight at home; two daughters, Carolyn of Toronto and Adeen at home; five brothers, Harry, Wilfred, Edwin and Samuel, all of Elmira, and Ezra of Elora; two sisters, Mrs. Milton (Melinda) Miller and Mrs. Roy (Alma) Aberle, both of Elmira. 
Thur, Lydia Edna Elvina (I146744)
80 Nafziger, Amos, son of Nicholas and Mary (Steinman) Nafziger, was born in Mornington Twp., Ont., Dec. 7, 1899; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 24, 1990; aged 90. On Nov. 19, 1925, he was married to Nancy Gerber, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Kenneth, Joseph, and David), 2 daughters (Mary Hildebrandt and Katherine Hunsberger), 12 grandchildren, 6 greatgrandchildren, one brother (Solomon), and one sister (Mary Nafziger). He was preceded in death by one sister (Katie Gerber) and 3 brothers (Daniel, Samuel, and Menno). He was a member of Mapleview Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 27, in charge of Victor Dorsch; interment in Mapleview Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 83, Number 8 - February 20, 1990 - pages 133, 134. 
Nafziger, Amos (I164266)
81 REIST, Mary Ann (Mrs. Owen B) - Peacefully on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Mary Ann (Eby) Reist in her 87th year of RR 1, St. Jacobs. Beloved wife of Owen B. Reist. Loving mother, of Elmer and Susan Reist of St. Jacobs, Elsie and Aden Bowman of RR 1, Wallenstein, and Lena Reist of RR 1, St. Jacobs. Also survived by fourteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren. Sister of Perseda and Amos Martin, Elvina and Leander Martin. Sister-in-law of Melinda Eby and Urias Frey. Predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. Friends may call at her home, RR 1, St. Jacobs on Saturday from 1-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. where a family service will be held on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 12 p.m. (noon) then to the Conestoga Mennonite Meeting House for further public service and burial in the adjoining cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira

The Record 11 Jan 2008 
Eby, Mary Ann W. (I166042)
82 Robert W. Jack, 70, of 238 Weber St. East, died at his home Saturday after a lengthy illness. Born in Mount Forest, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jack. He attended Benton St. Baptist Church.

Surviving are his widow, the former Zylfer Linder; two sons, Leonard of Kitchener and Howard of Mount Forest; two daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Mary) Nelson of Orillia and Mrs. Harold (Phyllis) Stickney of Kitchener; one brother, David of Mount Forest; one sister, Margaret of Mount Forest and 10 grandchildren.

The body is resting at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 1.30 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Forest Cemetery about 4 p.m. with Rev. Leander Roblin, pastor of Benton St. Baptist Church, officiating. 
Jack, Robert William (I472443)
83 Shantz, Jesse, son of Jesse and Magdalena (Martin) Shantz, was born at Waterloo Twp., Ont., May 31, 1909; died of heart problems at his home at Waterloo, Ont., Apr. 28, 1983; aged 73 y. On Feb. 2, 1935, he was married to Susanna Bauman, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Lyall, Harold, and Leroy), 2 daughters (Marlene-Mrs. David Sutter and Gladys-Mrs. Robert Bender), 11 grandchildren, and one brother (Joseph). He was a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 1, in charge of Wilmer Martin; interment in Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 76, Number 22 - May 31, 1983 - page 390 
Shantz, Jesse (I302730)
84 UEBERSCHLAG, Ruby Ilene (nee Blake) - Formerly of Breslau, passed peacefully at Lisaard House, Cambridge, on Sunday, December 23, 2007, after a courageous and dignified battle with cancer. The family honoured Ruby's wishes to keep her illness private. Loving wife of Donald Ueberschlag of Kitchener. Beloved mother of Dianne Wey (Kenneth) of Kitchener, Cathy Amos (Peter) of Waterloo, and Janet Ueberschlag (Martin Nessner) of Breslau. Cherished grandmother of Kevin and Christopher Thatcher, David, Stephen, and Sarah Amos (Justin Harding). Great-grandmother of Marley Harding. Daughter of the late Albert and Vera Blake. Daughter-in-law of the late Harold and Florence Ueberschlag. Survived by brothers, Delbert Blake (Frances) of Kitchener, Harold Blake (Norma) of Kitchener, and Roy Blake (Doris) of New Hamburg; sisters, Marjorie Dermo (Lendo) of Guelph and Marion Denomme of Kitchener; sister-in-law, Connie Blake of Kitchener and brother-in-law, Gerald Ueberschlag (Marlene) of Kitchener. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother, Douglas Blake; brother-in-law, Albert Denomme and niece, Judith Denomme. Ruby generously and selflessly gave of her time to help her family, and will be remembered for her stoicism, her sense of humour and wit. She enjoyed keeping up with world events and, in the past, earned badges for swimming and played bridge. Respecting Ruby's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements handled by Henry Walser Funeral Home . Inurnment at Memory Gardens, Breslau at a later date. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Casey and the staff and volunteers at Lisaard House for their outstanding care and compassion. Special thanks also to Dr. Donna Ward, the nurses and support workers co-ordinated from Community Care Access Centre, and Anne Winge, in-home hospice volunteer. Condolences for the family and donations to Lisaard House may be arranged through Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. "As long as there is someone who loves us, we will remain alive. Memories make us immortal. In truth, love will outlive even memories." - Leo F. Buscaglia

The Record 26 Dec 2007 
Blake, Ruby Ilene (I167389)
85 !QUESTION: John Histand is married to two Catharine Cassels are they the same, what is the error if any.? Cassel, Catharine (I3036)
86 !WRIGHT\emdash John Sinclair at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Monday April 29, 1991 in his 85th year. John Wright of Hilltop Manor, formerly of 38 Ramore Street, Cambridge, dear brother of Peter and his wife Margaret, Marjorie VanSickle, Isabel Law and Andrew of Cambridge. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Mr. John Wright was a retired employee of Knowles Printing and a member of Knox's Galt Presbyterian Church. Friends will be received at LITTLES' FUNERAL HOME 223 Main Street East, Cambridge, Wednesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral and Committal Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Linda Ewing officiating. Interment Mount View Cemetery. Reception to follow at Littles' Family Reception Centre. Remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, P.O. Box 3283, Cambridge N3H 9Z9 or a charity of your choice would be appreciated Wright, John Sinclair (I208282)
87 " 'This is to certify that William Waldie and his wife Isabel Crozier, natives of the parish of Yarrow County of Selkirk, North Britain -- have resided in my neighborhood since their birth, that they are most respectable, honest, and industrious people and being now on the point of immigration, I wish to recommend them particularly to the protection and assistance of the well desposed during their passage from here to Upper Canada.

Given under my hand and seal at Thirlstane County of Selkirk this 4th day of May, 1831. Mapier J. P. '

This is a copy of the original letter sent with the Waldies when they came to Canada in 1831.

From the Plattsville Echoes, 1967:  
Waldie, William (I155394)
88 " 'Whatever you have done to the least of my brethren, you have done to me.' This consoling assurance of our divine Lord must have been the vital force of the religious life of our dear Sister Mary Eugenia Schmitt.
Mary Eugenia Schmitt, a life embodying years of toil, of self-sacrificing fidelity, thirty-eight years of them being spent in our asylum in Pittsburgh, in New York, and in Tacony. Successfully, Sister Eugenia was born in St. Agatha, Can. April 21st, 1858. The chief aim of the good Christian parents was to raise their children of God, and so they rejoiced in the later years to consecrate two daughters to His service as Sisters of Notre Dame. Sister Eugenia followed the example of their older sister, our Dear Sister Mary Tillman, and entered into Rochester, St. Joseph's on the feast of our Lady's Presentation, 1877. Teresa's longing for the Holy Habit was happily realized on the feast of her patronal saint, 1878.

On August 18, 1881, Sister Mary Eugenia pronounced her Holy Vows at the Notre Dame of Maryland, and eleven years later she sealed the sacred contract for life. After this very memorable day, sister returned with renewed courage and zeal to her sweet labor of love for God's favorites, the orphans entrusted to care.

She was a firm open character, a good religious, very true to duty, trustworthy in the smallest details of her work. Tact and order seemed to be her second nature. With maternal solicitude, Sister attended to the clothing of the boys. If indisposition or illness overtook one or the other, she cared for them with loving sympathy. The children in turn, loved and revered their good mother; her mere presence upheld her authority. Frequently young men who had been in Sister's charge in their childhood days, would visit her and express their gratitude for the good principles which she had instilled in their young hearts. Not withstanding the manifold and exacting duties which devolved upon Sister. She was always willing to help with other work when necessary.

On February 22, she was at duty's post as usual - not thinking that her earthly task was done. That night she was seized with severe pain which the ordinary remedies did not relieve. Next morning the doctor diagnosed 'a severe cold'. On the following day her condition grew worse. The consulting physician feared the worst, but promised to do all in his power to save the precious life. When it became evident that no human skill could stay the hand of death, our dear sufferer received the last sacraments on February 25th, very devoutly and resigned to God's Holy Will. The Reverend Chaplain gave sister Holy Communion daily and visited her frequently. Friday evening he prayed with her a long time, and time had that Sister could not receive one more on account of her cough. Shortly before midnight Sister Superior renewed the Holy Vows with her. With a firm hand the dying Sister blessed herself and repeated every word of the formula in a whisper. Then she kissed the Holy Rule Book so fervently that all present were deeply impressed. Nothing seemed to worry her mind. No fear of death was evident, no struggle, when the departing soul of our Dear Sister responded to the final summons of The Divine Friend of our Children, to meet him face to face as her judge.

The large attendance at the funeral and the many stipends for Holy Masses testified to the grateful love which Sister Eugenia had won for her self-sacrificing life for the orphans at St. Vincent's Asylum. Tacony, Philadelphia. She died 1920."

Obituary of Sr Mary Eugenia Schmidt (born Teresa) - source is listed as the Mother House 
Schmidt, Theresa (I220645)
89 " Burnet (nee Nichol), born in Traquair, Scotland in 1766. Her daughter Janet married William Scott and they immigrated to Dumfries Twp about 1824. In 1831, Isabel and several of her children immigrated to Canada, but sadly, Isabel died 3 hours before the ship landed in Hamilton. She was buried on William & Janet's farm, next two her grand-children."

email eiscott57 Ancestry.com 2007 
Burnett, Janet (I72258)
90 " of these activities, she devoted nearly all her time to the interests of her home and family, of whom there were 14 children, and 13 survive her - one, Alice, having lost her life in a railway wreck near Paris some years ago. ..."1aThe Demise of Mrs. Gourlay Sr. - Ayr News 6 Oct 1921 pg 1 Gourley, Alice (I131197)
91 "(Baden) Mr. John Alexander McKenzie of Baden, 53, died yesterday at his residence. He was born in East Zorra on Nov. 21, 1891. Employed as a laborer in Baden, Mr.McKenzie attended the Mennonite Church. His parents were the late George McKenzie and Janet McFarland. He married Clara Shantz on Nov. 4, 1919.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mary, at home, and one adopteddaughter, Marguerite...

KW record obit. of Tues., Nov. 21, 1944

McKenzie, John A. (I247893)
92 "(Elmira) - Ralph W.Behrens of Elmira died early today at the KW Hospital. The body is resting at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira, pending funeral arrangements."

KW Record obit. of Fri., March 6, 1953 
Behrens, Ralph W. (I17954)
93 "(Floradale) - Miss Laura Weber, 65, of RR1 Elmira, died on Sat. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Weaver, Floradale, after a long illness. Born near Elmira, she was a d/o the late Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Weber.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Norman Dettweiler, RR1 Hespeler; and two brothers, Allan and Clayton, RR1 Elmira...."

KW Record obit. of Mon., Sept. 20, 1954
Weber, Laura (I17972)
94 "(From the History of Lower Salford Township, by James V. Heckler.) Among the early Mennonites who came to Pennsylvania was one named Gerhardt Clemens, (Notes taken from his diary which he kept in the German Language, showing that his father's name was Jacob, and that Gerhardt, the old pioneer, was born in Germany in 1680. On March 8th, 1709, he settled with his brother John Clemens, for goods purchased in his store. This shows that he had a brother named John who, according to tradition, had settled in New York where he was engaged as a merchant. It is also said that he had a brother named Jacob who had settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania.) son of Jacob Clemens, arrived at Philadelphia in 1709. He settled in Skippack, Montgomery County, where he, February 14th, 1718, purchased, of David Powell, a tract of land containing 300 acres, situated on the north-east branch of the Perkiomen Creek. After the purchase was made the old progenitor cleared away the forest and erected his log cabin on the west side of the small stream aforesaid. He soon made additional purchases of land. We find in April, 1734, he was the owner of 690 acres of land. In 1726 he built the first grist mill in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County. (The mill was built along a hill. The front was two stories high while the back was only one story. The mill was pulled down in 1823.) To Gerhardt and his wife Ann, were born three sons named III Abraham, III Jacob, and III John, and several daughters, the name of one was III Ann."

The descendants of III Jacob and his wife, Barbara, are quite numerous in Montgomery and other counties of Pennsylvania. He (Jacob) resided on part of his father's farm while III John, his brother received the mill and part of the old farm. He had a family of several children, one son named IV Gerhardt. No information has been received in regard to the daughters of II Gerhardt's, family. We shall now follow the descendants of the oldest son of II Gerhardt"

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Clemens, Gerhardt (I15414)
95 "(New Dundee) - The death occurred at his home at Ancaster Tuesday of Lafayette VanSickle aged 77years. A native of Alberton, he lived in the Canadian west for many years where he operated a store at Airdrie, Alta.

He is survived by his wife, the former Edna Cassel of New Dundee; three sons, Calvin of Dundas, Marvin of Burlington and Lincoln of Grimsby; three daughters, Mrs. Hardie (Aileen) Clarin of Calgary, Alta.; Mrs. Fred (Muriel) Henderson of Vancouver, B.C. and Mrs. James (Heloise) Lorimer of Airdrie, Alta.; nine grandchildren and three sisters and four brothers.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity United Church near Alberton. Interment will be made in the White Brick Church Cemetery. The body is resting at the Mitson Funeral Home in Dundas."

KW Record obit. of Thurs., Feb. 7, 1952


Children :
1.Marjorie Aileen b.Oct. 13, 1908, d.Sept. 6, 1987; married Charles Hardie Clarin b.Nov. 9, 1899, d.Dec. 27, 1964

2. Margaret Muriel b.Sept. 22, 1909; d.1984; married Frederick Henderson b.Apr. 25, 1907, d.Aug. 3, 1980; 3 children

3. Calvin Leroy b.April 23, 1911; married Edith Slater Deyman b.Apr. 30, 1914; married Sept. 20, 1941 to Verna Muriel Ada Betzner b.aug. 22, 1916, d.Jan. 2, 1971; one son

4. Lillian Heloise b.Apr. 4, 1912; married James Lorimer b.May 11, 1898, d.Nov. 9, 1972; 3 children

5. Marvin Franklin b.July 14, 1913, d.Jan. 18, 1977; married Verna May Slade b.Jan. 4, 1917; 2 children

6. Lincoln Cassel b.Jan. 18, 1918; married Mary Jean Lafferty b.Aug. 15, 1923; 2 children 
Vansickle, Lafayette (I142426)
96 "(New Dundee) A respected member of this community, Mrs. Henry Waterman, passed away at her home here Sunday afternoon, after an illness of nine months. She was in her 65th year. Born in Elmira, the d/o Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Cassel, she was married in 1888 to Henry Waterman. After her marriage she took up residence in Indiana. The couple returned to New Dundee 26 years ago, and have lived in this neighborhood ever since. The late Mrs. Waterman was a prominent member of the local Mennonite Brethren church, and took an active part in all the activities of the congregation as long as he rhealth permitted. Surviving are her husband; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Knarr of New Dundee and Mrs. Hugh Grieves of Ionia, Mich.; two brothers, Henry Cassel, Goshen, Indiana and David, Detroit; three daughters, Cleo, Mrs.Albert Egerdie, New Dundee; Hattie, Kitchener and Idella at home; one son, Clifford, New Dundee; and six grandchildren. One daughter, Bessie, predeceased her four years ago....."

KW Record obit. of Mon., June 29, 1935 
Cassel, Susannah G. (I9685)
97 "(Preston) - Mrs. William Motheral, a native of Wilmot Tp., died Sunday at the home of her dau., Mrs. A. R. (Blanche) Diamond, 124 Hewat St., Preston, after a lengthy illness.

The former Ada Bean, she was a d/o the late Mr. and Mrs. George Bean. Her husband died Oct. 17, 1951. She had lived in Preston for the past five years. She was an adherent of the United Church.

Surviving is one dau., Mrs. Diamond. A son, Herbert, predeceased her in 1942 and a daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Beryl) Adams in 1928.

Also surviving are four brothers, Herbert of Lindsay, Percy of Brantford, Russell of London, Ont., and Earl of Regina, also one sister, Mrs. J. G. (Mary) Rabb of London, Ont. There are 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren..."

KW Record obit. of Tues., July 3, 1956
Bean, Ada Euphemia (I34602)
98 "... On the 18th day of June, 1812, President Madison declared war against England. This placed the Pennsylvania people in a very trying position and as they could not be induced to take up arms, they were pressed into service as teamsters and were obliged to furnish their own horses. Ox-teams were employed when no horses were to be had. Those who were required to serve in this capacity were Christian Schneider Jr., Peter Erb, Joseph Eby, Samuel Eschelman, Benjamin Springer, Frederick Herner, Jacob Bock, Henry Pannebecker, John Scheirich, Henry Wismer, John Biehn, Adam Shupe and Wildfong.

In January, 1813, General Proctor defeated the Americans near Detroit, capturing General Wilkinson with 500 men. In September General Harrison having been joined by a fierce body of riflemen from Kentucky, advanced towards Detroit in such force that General Proctor crossed the Detroit River and retreated up the Thames. On being followed by the American Army of 3500 men, he made a stand at Moraviantown with 800 British and 500 Indians under Tecumseh. This warrior was killed, and Proctor retreated in great confusion to Burlington Heights in order to join the Niagara Army. A number of the Waterloo people were up at the battle on the Thames. These Waterloo boys acting as teamsters had taken shelter in a swamp near by while the battle was being fought. An officer of the British army, seeing that all was lost, gave them warning, said 'Boys, all is lost, clear out and make the best you can,' upon which some ran, while others unhitched their horses and rode off for their lives. Christian Schneider Jr., who carried the money-safe on his wagon, cleared out on his horses, leaving the wagon with all its contents behind. In this defeat old Adam Shupe was taken prisoner by the Americans. He was taken before General Harrison who, perceiving his innocent and harmless appearance, dismissed him and granted him permission to return to his Canadian home. He lost both his horses and wagon. Christian Schneider was away the greater part of the summer. On his first trip he had a two-horse team. After being home a few weeks he had to go again, this time with a four-horse team. During this war which lasted a little more than two years, quite a number of small battles were fought in the Niagara Peninsula and in the vicinity of Detroit. Quite a few of these Pennsylvania Dutch boys were pressed to serve as teamsters and exposed to all manner of danger, but strange to say, not one lost his life through the war.

On the 24th of December, 1814, peace was made between England and the United States, leaving each in exactly the same position as they had been before the war. After peace was restored the government of Canada fully compensated those teamsters for their losses during the war and for their valuable services. Christian Schneider Jr. was paid $5.00 a day for the time he served with a two-horse team, and $8.00 per day for a four-horse team, besides they were paid for horses and wagons that were lost during the time they served the government."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Schneider, Christian J. (I20197)
99 "...a daughter, name not received"

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Groff, Elmina (I4132)
100 "DOUGLASS, ROBERT according to the Canadian Biographical History, was born in Nelson Township, Halton County on June 8, 1833, the son of Robert Douglass of New York State. The 1861 census lists him as bom in the U. S. A., thirty five years of age. As both accounts have the correct name of his wife, we are offered a choice.

He received his medical degree from Queen's University in 1855 and went into practice at Jarvis for three or four years. His introduction to this county took place through a card in the Berlin Telegraph on May 11, 1860:

R. Douglass M. D. SURGEON &c.

Winterbourne- office hours from 8 to 10 a. m. and from 8 to 6 p. m. daily.

This card appeared until May 31, 1861 when he moved to Port Elgin. In that place he had a good practice and was active in community and professional affairs. In 1867 he ran as the Reform candidate for the House of Commons for his riding. He was listed in the Ontario Medical Register until 1887. "

Dr. Alexander D. Campbell, Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925  
Douglas, Dr. Robert (I273404)

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