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401 "TREITZ, Charles Elgin (Charlie) - Passed away, Monday, May 15, 2000, at St. Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener, in his 81st year.

Born in Wallace township, Perth County, on Jan. 21, 1920, he was a son of the late Edwin O. Treitz and Della E. Horne. With his wife Maureen, he took over his father's farm on the 3rd of Wallace and farmed there for 30 years, then moved to Listowel and worked at the Midwestern Regional Children's Centre, until his retirement in 1985.

Survived by his four daughters, Donna and her husband Mike Phillips,Carol and her husband Rob Phillips, Cathy Jenkins and Mary Treitz, all of Kitchener-Waterloo and his brother, Ken Treitz and his wife Audrey of Goderich; also survived by five grandchildren, Laurie Phillips and her husband Marcos Kroeker, Scott Phillips, Steve Jenkins and Kris and Jen Whyte and by his sister-in-law Alma Scott of Midland. He leaves behind numerous loving friends and relatives with whom he had a great many laughs over the years and especially Doreen Whitfield, Marion and Neil Forman and Paul and Sherry Berfelz who provided constant friendship and support.

Predeceased by his loving wife, Maureen Scott in 1993 and a dear son-in-law Chris Jenkins in 1994. Charlie was an avid member and past president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 259 and a drummer for 25years in the Listowel Legion Pipe Band. Always proud of his daughters and their accomplishments, he fostered a love of music and laughter that lives on in his children and grandchildren. Over the years, he found much joy in playing cribbage and euchre, curling, fishing and spending time with his buddies at the hunt camp.....Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.... written by Cathy Jenkins.

KW Record obit. of Tues., May 16, 2000
Treitz, Charles Elgin "Charlie" (I235237)
402 "Two sisters, Florence and Salina Shantz, also saw entrepreneurial opportunities in Berlin. Florence's specialty was bonnet making, a difficult skill to master. Bonnets were not easily mass produced, and making them by hand provided Mennonite women with a cottage industry opportunity of they were adept. The sisters had first moved to Kitchener from a farm near Philipsburg after their parents died. While renting an apartment, they slowly built up their dressmakers' business. In 1937, they were able to build their own house at 11 Stirling Avenue North, and ran the business from there. Salina and Florence might be making bonnets one day, and fancy wedding dresses for non-Mennonites the next. Younger relatives describe the sisters' home: 'They kept an immaculate house. No time was wasted chatting on the telephone. The newspaper was not opened until the day's work was completed and the house set in order. In spite of this, the nieces and nephews loved to go totheir aunts' house. It gave them a warm feeling'."

Risk and Endurance: A History of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church


"Shantz, Florence, daughter of Wendell S. and Mary Ann Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Mar. 16, 1892; died at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 17, 1980; aged 88 y. She was the last surviving member of her family. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers (David Manassah, and Jeremiah), and 2 sisters (Veronica and Salina). She was a member of First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 10, in charge of Glenn Brubacher; interment in Shantz Mennonite Cemetery. "

Gospel Herald, Jan. 1981 
Shantz, Florence (I24155)
403 "Unhealthy as a child Wanda spent time in Penetang, Ontario," her brother relates, "and while there she took an interest in nursing." She is recorded on an October 14, 1911, communication, as in the School of Nursing, Geneva Hospital, Geneva, New York. She graduated from that institution as a registered nurse.

July 16, 1916, Wanda Hannusch married Charles Hazleton, of the United States, and the couple settled in the City of Detroit, Michigan. They lived at dwellings, in that city, at 752 Grand River Ave., on Russell Street and on Clay Avenue. Before long the couple turned their attention toward new business enterprises. She had no children by this or her second marriage.

https://family.hannush.com/third-generation.html 2013 
Hannusch, Wanda (I97579)
404 "Waldemar was born in a farmhouse near Milverton, ON, where an English family lived in another part of the house. As he learned to talk, he was bilingual. In 1894 when he was 8 years old, his parents moved to New Hamburg, ON, There was no high school there, so upon passing his entrace exams, at age 13, he went to work in a general store for $1.25 a week, and didn't get to high school until 8 years later. during that time, he worked as a salesman in stores in New Hamburg, Kitchener, Toronto, and Leamington. In accordance to family tradition and custom, except for a small allowance, all his earnings went into the family budget. when he was 21, as was family custom, he was on his own.

With $21.00 in his pocket, he started out as a salesman, working in Kitchener, then west to Moose jaw, SK (it was 52 degrees below 0). In May he went to the Okanagan Valley, BC (his mother's brother Ben's place). He stayed, earning $2.50 a day, to drive a team of bronchos for work at different contracts. He also worked as an assistant minister. Ten years after leaving home, he was ordained as a Minister, with the United Church. Minister emeritus Zion United Church, Brantford. Received his MA at University of Chicago, March 1917." from a submission to Ancestry.com 2005
Wilhelm, Rev. Waldemar (I4605)
405 "was found burned in house fire. The charred remains found in ruins of the house burned down fire, ..., supposed to have caught by pipe running through house. Ellenbaum, William (I124202)
406 "was found burned in house fire. The charred remains found in ruins of the house burned down fire, ..., supposed to have caught by pipe running through house. Rebecca Matilda (I124203)
407 "We drove to Galt on Sundays to church and put up our pony at the Queen's Arms Hotel. Dr. Bayne had left the church on the hill the year I was born. I remember the Rev. Mr. Smith, and after him came the Rev. Hamilton Gibson. I always spent my holidays in Galt with my uncles and aunts, and went with them to Trinity Church. Dr. Boomer afterward married my aunt, Mrs. Shade. I remember some of the young men who assisted Dr. Boomer. There were: Mr. Dumoulin and Mr. Carmichael, both of whom afterward became Bishops;.."

Waterloo Historical Society, Annual Volume 1925 - REMINISCENCES OF EARLY WATERLOO. By A. S. Allan, (Sheriff of Wellington County.) 
DuMoulin, Rev. J. Philip (I216386)
408 "We have the pleasure to notify our numerous friends and customers, that the Bridge between this and Glasgoe is now finished...Our store is now filled to overflow of all such goods and articles usually desirable in the country, whilst low prices and prompt attention to all our customers will be our chief endeaver. Tagge & Robish

Deutscher Canadier 17 Nov 1847


He (Rev. F. W. Bindeman) rode from place to place on a white horse and often cantered over to Bridgeport. At Bridgeport there was a merchant named Tagge who had just been made a magistrate and who was puffed up. One afternoon, on seeing Mr. Bindemann riding in, he said to several customers at his store-door, "Stay, and we'll have some fun with the preacher." When the rider reached the store, Tagge droned, "How is it, Pastor, that you must have a grand white horse when our Saviour was content to ride about on a humble ass?" The response came forth, "We can't do that anymore, for all the asses have been made magistrates,"

History of Kitchener pg 45



Peter N. Tagge died at his residence on S. Fifth avenue, Monday night, at ten o'clock, of Bright's disease and old age. He was born at Marne, Holstein, Germany, Nov. 22nd, 1817, and emigrated to Canada in 1842, where he was a prosperous businessman for a number of years. He came to Ann Arbor about twenty years ago and has since lived a retired life. He was married in 1843 to Miss Mary Dobbins, who survives him with the following children: Mrs. Christina Gooch, of Shelbyville, MO., Mrs. Margaret Blackford of Shelbina, MO.; Mrs. William J. Miller, of this city; Prof Arthur Tagge, of the Monroe high school and John Tagge, of London, Ont.

Ann Arbor Argus, Friday, 8 Jan 1892 
Tagge, Peter Nicholaus (I30868)
409 "WEBER - Elizabeth, d/o Sidney and Caroline Weber, was born near Elmira, Ont. in 1893; died June 6, 1931; aged 38yrs. She is survived by her parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother, and many friends who keenly feel the loss of the departed sister. She was a member of the Mennonite Church, always taking a keen and active part in the church and S. S. work. Funeral services were held at Elmira Mennonite Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery."

Gospel Herald, July 1931 
Weber, Elizabeth (I17985)
410 "Weismiller: Mrs. Sophia Weismiller One more pioneer, in the person of Mrs. Sophia Weismiller, has passed to the Great Beyond, after reaching the ripe old age of almost eighty-four years. Her husband, John Weismiller having predeceased her some fifteen years ago. Mrs. Weismiller, nee Miss Sophia Holzshuh, settled with her parents in the County of Waterloo, Township of Wellesley, in the early Fifties when the country was practically all bush and the bears were roaming at large. She, being the eldest of six, necessarily had to help to bear the burden of the hardships encountered in pioneer life. In 1855 she was joined in Wedlock and settled in Wellesley village, where they resided continuously for fifty two years. To this happy union were born four daughters and two sons, of whom the following survive, namely: Mrs. J, Neibel of Detroit, Mich; Mrs, J. Lesperance of Windsor, Ont; Mrs. J. Barnes of Assiniboia, and John, of Crepar, Sask

In 1905 after fifty years of Wedded life, they celebrated their Golden Wedding at which were gathered six children and eight Grandchildren and about fifty close and lifelong friends. In 1907 they bid adieu to their many friends to reside with their youngest daughter, Mrs. John Barnes, at Tavistock, Ont., where her life partner was called to his Heavenly home, leaving her to mourn the loss of a dearly beloved husband. Endeared by so many long years of close companionship, but being of strong constitution, and having always lived a very active life, she migrated with her daughter and son-in-law to the far West, where she resided till her Heavenly Father, to whom she at all times entrusted her every care, called her home to her reward. During the last five years she was afflicted with poor health but she bore her lot with great fortitude, waiting and being ready for the hour to come when she could join her loved ones who have gone before."

The Tavistock Gazette: Thursday. April 19, 1923 
Holzschuh, Sophia Elisabetha (I225884)
411 "Wendell R. Shantz, 79, of Nine Pines, died suddenly at his home early this morning. Born in Wilmot tp., he was a s/o the late Mr. and Mrs. Levi Shantz. Hewas a well-known farmer in the community and was a member of the First Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Priscilla Swartz; three sons, Lloyd of Breslau, Ward of Kitchener and Clayton of Baden; three daughters, Mrs.Edwin (Leota) Feick, Nine Pines, Mrs. Vernon (Vinetta) Witmer,Petersburg, and Mrs. Lloyd (Dorothy) Schmitt, New Dundee; 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren...")

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Oct 1949


Shantz. -- Wendell R., last surviving member of the Levi Shantz family, was born March 1, 1870, at Philipsburg, Ont.; died suddenly Oct. 25, 1949, at the home of his son (Clayton); aged 79 y. 7 m. 24 d. On Feb. 8, 1899, he was united in marriage to Priscilla Swartz, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Lloyd, Breslau, Ont.; Ward, Kitchener, Ont.; Clayton, Baden, Ont.), 3 daughters (Leota - Mrs. Edwin Feick, Nine Pines, Ont.; Vinetta - Mrs. Vernon Witmer, Petersburg, Ont.; and Dorothy - Mrs. Lloyd Schmitt, New Dundee, Ont.), 21 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. In 1904 he united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member until death. He was interested in spiritual things, the fellowship and activities of the church, and made a contribution to the community in which he lived. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., in charge of C. F. Derstine and John H. Hess. Text: Ps. 134:4. Burial was made in the cemetery there.

Gospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 49 - December 6, 1949 - page 1206: 
Shantz, Wendel R. (I19151)
412 "When the [Fenian] trouble was over, the officers seemed desirous of continuing the training indefinitely, but they found difficulty in impressing their men with the necessity of this. One of the unconvinced was Sandy Carrick. A grandson of Alexander Harvie, he had a true Scottish sense of humor. Musket practice consisted of putting powder in the gun and all firing at a given command. This was repeated over and over and no one realized (perhaps not even Sandy) that his gun was not going off with the rest. It was only becoming more and more full of powder. During one volley his weapon did explode, and the recoil knocked him flat on the ground. There he lay, motionless, while the crowd gathered round. When the smoke had all rolled away and everyone was beginning to really worry, Sandy opened his eyes and said: 'Tell Jean I died fighting for the Queen and for my country.'"

Andrew W. Taylor, Our Todays and Yesterdays (1970), p. 57 
Carrick, Alexander "Alex" "Sandy" (I137105)
413 "William "Ben" Uttley in 1893 bought the struggling Berlin Daily Telegraph and two months later launched the Daily Record , now the Record.

Born in Elmira, he was educated at the local public school, the Berlin High School and the Toronto Business College. He began his active newspaper work with the St. Louis, Missouri, Chronicle.

Uttley was intensely interested in civic affairs and served as a member of the city council. He was one of the charter members of the Waterloo Historical Society, collected much historical data and published a History of Kitchener in 1939.

In 1919 he sold the News Record to W.D. Euler and W.J. Motz and returned to Elmira where he purchased the Elmira Signet."

Waterloo County Hall of Fame website 2009



W. V. Uttley Former Signet Editor Passes


In his eightieth year, William V. Uttley, passed away at his home in Elmira on Thursday evening, May 25th. Up until the past few months he had enjoyed very good health, but recently he began to fail, until his passing this week. For the past twenty-five years was a continuous resident of Elmira and he was a familiar figure about town as he enjoyed taking long walks daily when the weather was fine.

Born in Elmira, Jan. 1, 1865, he received his early education in Kitchener and went through as a school teacher and taught for three years at Doon. At this time he entered the newspaper business with the old Berlin Publishing Company and later was its editor. It was through his efforts and business administration The News-Record became a daily newspaper twenty-five years ago.

In 1919 he sold out his controlling interest in the News-Record and came to Elmira to live and on Dec. 1st, 1919 he purchased the Elmira Signet from George Klinck and became editor and proprietor of his home town newspaper. He retained the Signet only for a few years and sold out to Mr. Kester. Since that time he has lived retired.

He was an outstanding writer in his time and through all his years of retirement was intensely interested in newspaper work and development. His writing ability during retirement was chiefly directed to collecting historical data. He compiled and published a history of Kitchener which has been used as a reference book by many, tracing early historical events. An original member of the Waterloo Historical Society much credit can be given to the late Mr. Uttley for its present high standing and collection of historical data.

A Mason for fifty years, he was signally honoured the week previous to his death by being presented with a fifty-year membership jewel by members of the Grand Valley Lodge, Kitchener. A fitting ceremony had been planned by the lodge but due to Mr. Uttley's very poor health at the time, he was unable to attend.

The late Mr. Uttley was popularly known about Elmira as "Ben" and held in the highest esteem by a host of friends both young and old. While living to eighty years of age, he kept in close touch with world affairs and as well read on many subjects. Except for his hearing, he was in possession of all his faculties to the last. One fact might be mentioned which was a characteristic of the man was that his word once given in trust was strictly adhered to, as this seemed to be a very important side of his character. While engaged in newspaper work in Kitchener, he took an active interest in the city's welfare and served on the city council for a number of terms.

Those left to mourn their loss are his wife, formerly Sara Matthews of Doon; two daughters, Mrs. B.H. (Vera) Tanner, of Toronto and Mrs. Harry (Kathleen) Weichel of Elmira; one grandchild and two sisters, Miss A. Uttley of Kitchener and Mrs. Mary Parr of Detroit.

Funeral services were conducted from Dreisinger's Funeral Chapel on Monday afternoon with Rev. F. Malinsky of St. Paul's Lutheran Church officiating.

Elmira Signet, Thursday June 1, 1944, page 1 
Uttley, William Valores "Ben" (I127128)
414 "William B Pickett is a native of England, born in Bedfordshire, Sept 28 1818. His parents, William and Mary (Baston) Pickett, emigrated to Canada in 1827, and settled in Galt. Mr. Pickett, Sr. met with an accident which disabled him from active business and the support of the family devolved upon the son. There were eight children besides the parents, and it was a heavy burden upon the boy's shoulders, but it was bourn uncomplainingly, and with the best results to the son who "honored" his father and mother. His industry and attention to the duties that came nearest to his hands, have brought him competency and comfort in the sunset of his life. he learned the joiners trade, at which he worked twenty years. he came to this county oct 13, 1854 and settled on section twenty, where he cleared 65 acres of wilderness in five years. he removed to Ionia county in 1863 and in 1865 came back to Kent county and settled on section twenty once more. in 1867 he fixed his residence permanently on section 33. He owns a valuable farm on sections 33 and 34, including 280 acres of finely improved land. He was married may 15 1849 to Susanna Wismer, born in Dumfries, Canada Aug 16 1831. their children are as follows: Elizabeth (Mrs Cyrus Nogles), John, Joseph, Mary (Mrs C. W. Wernette), Amos, George, and Jesse. Mr Pickett is a republican and served as highway commissioner. a portrait of Mr. Pickett appears on another page, from a photograph taken in 1869.

Gaines Twp Biographies, p. 751 (Chapman 1881) Kent County Michigan GenWeb Project" 
Pickett, William Baston (I14704)
415 "WILLIAM E THOMPSON After an illness of two months, Mr William E. Thompson passed peacefully away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Smith (Tryphena Schmidt), Wellesley, at the age of seventy-seven years, seven months and eleven days. There are left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father two sons and two daughters: William, of the West: Albert, of Toronto; Mrs John Richardson, of Listowel and Mrs. Fred Smith of Wellesley. Eleven grandchildren and two brothers, James of Alpena, and Edward of Dundalk, and one sister, Mrs. R.C. Clarke, of Millbank, also survive. His wife and one daughter predeceased him some years ago. He was a member of the old Zion Church on the third line of Wellesley. The funeral was held on Monday to the third line cemetery."

4 February 1932 Milverton Sun: 
Thompson, William E. (I50311)
416 "William Schleuter House" town house. Cambridge, King St. E. 1103-1109 St. E. (building - stone - multiple units) (I1124)
417 "Willis Way" a small Street in downtown Waterloo, Ontario was named in his honour.


Uptown Waterloo is well into its transformation (2010), replacing a derelict mall stub and its parking lot and redeveloping the western side of King Street. Erin and I have been through the area a few times and while the construction is a pain to navigate around, we're already seeing substantial improvements. Nowhere is this most apparent in the sudden emergence of a street life for Willis Way. Willis Way was previously a short, one-block street running beside a parking garage, offering very little for the pedestrian save for a quicker journey to Waterloo's City Hall. 
Willis, James Darryl (I94401)
418 "Wm. March, Bookseller, Stationer, & Music Seller. Main Street, Galt"

weekly ad in Dumfries Reformer and Galt Reporter in 1857 
March, Captain William (I255229)
419 "Word has been received by local relatives of the death of Rev. Ivan Hallman Bean, 68, retired minister, at his home in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Born in New Hamburg, he was a s/o Henry and Eva Hallman Bean. He was a member of the Wisconsin Methodist conference and was a past master of the Brandon Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter; five sons; three sisters, two brothers, including Eldon Bean, 10 Spetz St., Kitchener, and two grandsons."

KW Record obit. of Wed., Nov. 1, 1950 
Bean, Rev. Ivan (I6251)
420 "Word has been received of the death of Alfred Kunkel, 72, of Guernsey, Sask., formerly of Waterloo County.

Born in Waterloo Cty., he was a s/o the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kunkel.

He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Bean; two sons, John and Alfred of California; four sisters, Mrs. Alice Kalbfleisch of Waterloo, Mrs. Barbara Hearth of Waterloo, Mrs. Emma Wettlaufer of Burgessville and Mrs. Harvey Snider of Kitchener and five brothers, Josiah of Mapleton, Iowa; Milton of Kitchener, Jacob of Preston and Irvin and Norman of Alberta.

The funeral will be conducted on Wed. at Guernsey, Sask."

KW record obit. of Tues., Sept. 6, 1955 
Kunkel, Alfred (I71167)
421 "Word has been received ofthe death Thursday of Alvin Cressman, 79, of Ceylon, Sask. Death was due to a heart attack.

Mr. Cressman was born at Chesterfield, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs.D.E. Cressman.

He is survived by his wife, the former Nora Mottram, four daughters and three sons. One son predeceased him. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs.Jacob Axt of Petersburg and Mrs. Irvin Gimbel of Breslau. Two sisters and one brother predeceased him."

KW Record obit. of Tues., May 14, 1957


Children: 1.Norman b.Oct. 21, 1913 2.Herbert b.Dec. 31, 1916 3.Dorothy b.Nov. 25, 1919 4.Mildred b.Nov. 30, 1922 5.Bernard b.Jan 6, 1925 6.Gladys b.March 26, 1929 7.Lorna b.Oct. 11,1 932 8.Beverly b.Oct. 25, 1936 
Cressman, Alvin (I22449)
422 "Zelma Baer left footprints of discipline and hope wherever she went. She learned or inherited her authority and discipline from her father and her mothering and housekeeping abilities from her mother. 'She thought clearly and acted wisely, although we did not always recognize it at the time', commented her sister. Her life was one of practical ministry and selfless caring.


Zelma was born on June 6, 1905 to Ephraim and Lovina (Nahrgang) Baer on their farm just west of the hamlet of Haysville. Zelma's childhood predated modern conveniences, the world wars, and the Depression. Zelma learned to work, but she also had the physique. She was a well-built,strong woman, and according to a neighbour and friend, always 'carried herself regally'.

As the oldest in a large family, Zelma learned 'practical nursing' at an early age. Her brothers and sisters were born at home. In a large familycommunicable diseases made their rounds. The family was quarantined most of one winter because several children contracted scarlet fever one after another.

The Baer family was deeply religious. There was daily family worship, and they always went to church - and that was on time. On one occasion Father packed his family into the sleigh with heated bricks and blankets, and when they arrived at church, found the service had been cancelled due to impassable roads! It was the Biehn Mennonite Church (now Nith Valley) where the Baers attended.

The Baers entertained missionaries and Bible teachers in the home, giving the children exposure to people and the world beyond their home and community. It is from these experiences that Zelma may have aspired tobecome a doctor. At age 25, she left for Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonsburg, Virginia. Her schooling in Virginia was limited to a year or two, and the goal to become a doctor was abandoned.

Zelma came back to Ontario and embarked on a career of providing nursing care in the home. During the early years she served primarily on confinement cases. At that time most babies were born at home. Doctors were plentiful enough that practicing midwives had been put out of business - especially in Zelma's community - but people still engaged the services of a practical nurse. Called at the onset of labour, Zelma would aid in the decision as to when to call the doctor. If, for any reason,the doctor did not arrive on time, Zelma was there to take care of the delivery. Several family members and friends attest to the fact that Zelma delivered their babies.

Those who engaged Zelma as their 'nurse' got a housekeeper, additional parent, and manager in the bargain. If the baby was a firstborn, she shared the couple's excitement. If a young child was being replaced by a new baby, Zelma took this child to bed with her, giving both physical and emotional comfort.

If necessary, Zelma managed the household. A member of the Garber family commented on Zelma's roll in their home: 'When it was time for chores,she expected the cows to be in from the field so she could help with the milking. If the cows weren't in on time, there might be a familyconference at supper, and one of us children would have to squirm. At times like this, Zelma knew enough to be quiet and let the real parents supply the discipline. But if the parents were not there, Zelma was well able to practice fair and firm control....'

Whent he doctors finally convinced their clients to go to the hospital to have their babies, Zelma turned to the care of the elderly.

When working with young families, Zelma frequently ran into uncooperative youngsters, but she was able to avoid a great deal of fuss with her authoritative manner and quick movements. The elderly were also responsive to her firm, although kind, directions. All ages loved her forher good-natured humour and her spontaneous laughter.

Zelma did not do as much Sunday school and Bible school teaching as manysingle women did, because she could not as easily schedule her work to include such assignments. Sewing circle was more or less in the same category. While she had her permanent residence at Baden with several unmarried sisters, Zelma did serve as president of one of the sewing circle groups and Martha as secretary. They gathered used clothing for relief in their garage. This frequently needed washing, and when the clothes line was full of men's pants, these women had some explaining to do! Zelma was an excellent seamstress. She made her own clothes, and also sewed for the families she worked for when the need required. She could have made a more substantial contribution to the sewing circle if time had permitted.

Although Zelma was devoted to the Mennonite Church, she happily attended whatever church was nearby - no matter what denomination. One woman for whom Zelma worked gives the following tribute: 'I will always remember the unselfish devotion she gave to every task, however small, or humble. She was the perfect example of a Christian woman, and I learned a lot from her.'

After a short illness, Zelma died on Nov. 6, 1978 at the Maples Nursing Home in Tavistock, and is buried in the Nith Valley Mennonite Cemetery. She lives on in the memories of the many persons touched by her ministryof love and caring."

Willing Service:Stories of Ontario Mennonite Women", pg. 228-230
Baer, Zelma (I202704)
423 #11208 Mortiz Schmidt of Hanover and Charles Wiser of Wakertown, Ont., for "Imiprovements on vechicles" "(Perfectinnements aux voitures) - 5 years, dated 7th May, 1880

Claim - 1st The combination of a spring power attached to a wheel bearing in number 1234, every bearing working separately and united to teh bars A B. in nubmer 57 by a so-called connection rod in numbers 6 8 and to a wrought iron turning bold D in number 9 between A and B. in number 8, a circular turn is fastened and guided by C. in number 9 as protecting guide, a meta bold C. in number 9 with boxing acting as a turn or king bolt fitted in wooden A and iron plate B., in number 8; 2d. The combination of a safety leader for shafting E. F. P. in numbers 8 and 9 preventing shaft from dropping is side shaft bolt on H in number 8 be lost or otherwise destroyed and will avoid accident in such cases.

The Commissioners of Patents' Journal. (2016). Google Books. Retrieved 3 June 2016, from https://books.google.ca/books?id=ewszAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA674&lpg=PA674&dq=%22moritz+schmidt%22+hanover+ontario&source=bl&ots=a8RLj745CM&sig=ZVU-gTYoL8t9WKc8s-aTWEocBPU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj--9mAho3NAhWF24MKHaCWAd0Q6AEIKjAC#v=onepage&q=%22moritz%20schmidt%22%20hanover%20ontario&f=false 
Schmidt, Heinrich Moritz "Moritz" "Morris" "Maurice" (I177983)
424 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Bilodeau, Matthew (I219495)
425 'He was one of my best friends,' says Ronald Chandler's daughter

NEWS 07: 20 PM by Laura Booth Waterloo Region Record

KITCHENER It was out of habit that Alicia Chandler picked up the phone to call her dad this week.

As she did, reality hit and she knew he wouldn't be on the other end to answer.

"He always called me sweetheart, and I'll never hear that again," she said Friday, sitting in her father's favourite Tim Hortons, just down the street from where he lived in Kitchener.

On Monday evening police found her father, 66-year-old Ronald Chandler, stabbed to death in his home. He lived with a roommate in a townhouse complex on Courtland Avenue East. Police continue to investigate his death but do not have any suspects and are unsure if the attack was targeted or random.

"I'm very angry that somebody took him away from me," said Alicia, a 31-year-old mother who lives with her spouse and three children in Kitchener.

"Hearing that autopsy '97 you just have to be some kind of monster."

Alicia, her older brother Jason Chandler and younger sister Emily Chandler, were all close with their father. When they were younger they all went to the cottage together '97 their father loved to fish, swim, and go boating.

Their parents divorced when they were children, but they continued to visit their dad on weekends. And, when Alicia turned 15, she and Emily moved in with their dad and stayed with him until they were old enough to move out on their own.

"He was one of my best friends," said Alicia, who visited him between two to three times a week. He had retired nearly ten years ago from the former Collins & Aikman factory in Kitchener where he was a lead shipper and receiver. For years after he continued to do odd jobs such as clearing snow and dry walling, but in the past few years his health deteriorated and he had to give up what he loved '97 working.

He had compressed discs in his neck and underwent surgery in December, said Alicia. It became hard for him to walk and do physical activities so Alicia quickly took over, driving him to medical appointments, grocery shopping, and most importantly '97 to Tim Hortons to get his extra large, triple-triple coffee.....

Booth, L. (2018). 'He was one of my best friends,' says Ronald Chandler's daughter. KitchenerPost.ca. Retrieved 23 June 2018, from https://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/8690021--he-was-one-of-my-best-friends-says-ronald-chandler-s-daughter/


Murder victim Ronald Chandler 'has been the monster of my nightmares'

Chandler was convicted in June 2006 of sexual assault and invitation to sexual touching involving a person under 14.

KITCHENER '97 When Ronald Chandler's former stepdaughter heard he was killed in his Kitchener home, she felt relief that her former abuser was gone.

Chandler was convicted in June 2006 of sexual assault and invitation to sexual touching involving a person under 14.

He was sentenced to three years in prison, banned from going to parks or other public places where children might be for 10 years, banned from possessing weapons for life, and placed on the sex offender registry for 20 years.

Chandler, 66, was found stabbed to death last week in his home '97 a unit in a townhouse complex located on Courtland Avenue East, near Hayward Avenue. Police have not made an arrest in the homicide and do not know if the attack was random or targeted.

"For over 20 years that man has been the monster of my nightmares," said the Kitchener woman who was abused by Chandler when she was a young girl. She cannot be named as a publication ban on the case is still in effect.

"I always had the nightmare that he would come after me for revenge because (of) anger that I put him in jail, anger that he had to deal with the consequences of his actions."

After hearing the positive tributes to Chandler, the woman contacted The Record over the weekend with her story. She said she wanted the public to know what Chandler did.

"I wanted the public to not believe that he was this lovely, kind, friendly man that people were portraying him to be when he wasn't," she said. "He was literally a wolf in sheep's clothing."...

Murder victim Ronald Chandler 'has been the monster of my nightmares'. (2018). TheRecord.com. Retrieved 26 June 2018, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8695086-murder-victim-ronald-chandler-has-been-the-monster-of-my-nightmares-/ 
Chandler, Ronald (I199992)
426 'I feel I've done what I need to do'

Departing Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky delivers final state-of-the-city

By Jeff Outhit Record Reporter

WATERLOO - Outgoing Mayor Dave Jaworsky came to say goodbye. Kids stole the show just like he wanted.

Thursday before almost 300 people, Jaworsky delivered his final state-of-the-city speech at a charity fundraiser held at the RIM Park recreation complex.

He's retiring from city politics and not seeking re-election after eight years in Waterloo office.

Jaworsky asked two girls to share his podium. Years ago when the girls were in Grade 5, they were separately declared mayors for a day.

On those days they brought their ideas, toured the city, and rode in limousines with Jaworsky and other children in a youth outreach effort.

"Everyone knows that children are our future," Jaworsky told the audience.

What he likes to tell parents is "I can't change you, but I can change your kid. Your kid, well, they can change you."

Mission accomplished.

"This day holds a special place in my heart," Alyssa Panda, now 15, told the audience. Her mayoral idea was to instil more art in the city.

Elspeth Forde, now 14, had the idea of making a video to promote Waterloo. It ran nine minutes.

The girls said they were inspired by their service as one-day mayors. Being selected for the honour motivated schoolmates who went on to do their own projects.

"I hope whoever becomes the new mayor can learn from your example," Elspeth told Jaworsky.

Jaworsky did set an example. He affably led a drama-free council that purposefully accelerated city spending in pursuit of its goals.

"When I was elected I said, 'You know, there's a lot of things we need to catch up on here,'" he said in an interview.

Millions in extra spending helped council expand the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex, open a new library branch, add skateboard parks and trails, upgrade Waterloo Park, launch a climate plan, and begin to tackle a backlog of repairs to decaying roads and buildings.

Jaworsky told the audience a small story about how council approached its job.

Council planned and budgeted a single trail through a park. Many people wanted two trails, to better separate cyclists and pedestrians. So council spent more to build two, anticipating praise for doing the right job over complaints for doing half the job.

"We wanted to fix things up," he said in an interview after leading the audience through his legacy. "And I think that's really why I feel I can leave now. I feel I've done what I need to do."

Four candidates from outside council ranks are running to succeed Jaworsky as mayor in the Oct. 24 municipal election.

"The way I look at it is after eight years, I've left the house nice and clean and tidy," he said in an interview. "This is the perfect time to pass the baton to somebody else who can take a fresh look at the house and say, 'I know what needs to be done next.'"

Surging inflation will be a challenge, he warns.

"It's a very a terrible hit for each and every one of us personally. But it's going to hit municipalities as well," he said.

"'I Feel I'Ve Done What I Need To Do'". 2022. Therecord.Com. https://www.therecord.com/news/waterloo-region/2022/09/13/outgoing-mayor-dave-jaworsky-ready-to-move-on-after-leaving-waterloo-nice-and-clean-and-tidy.html. 
Jaworsky, Major Dave (I99377)
427 'King's Life Guards' in France, and during the Louis Phillippe Rebellion of 1833 he fought on the streets of Paris. Adolf, Heinrich "Henry" (I12215)
428 'The death of this lady in her 98th year, which occurred last week, removed one of the very oldest, most respected residents of our town, and brings back the very early days of our town. Mr. and Mrs. Kinsman came to Galt in the Fall of 1847 or early in 1848, and her husband, being a mason by trade, after a short time erected a small stone house on the side of the road which then ran along Mill Creek between where Beverly Street now is and the railroad track. There was no road then where the road now runs under the CPR track, but the road then used came out of the creek through the land now owned by Mr. Thorn. Alison. The home stood there alone for many years, perhaps stands there yet, but the late Mr. Shade laying out Beverly Street, and the railway being built and changing the course of the old road, side tracked it, and left the only way of reaching it from Beverly Street.'

'Mrs. Kinsman was married in 1815, her husband dying in 1874, if we mistake not. Their family was very large, consisting of seventeen children, of whom only Mrs. Jane Wilkins, widow of the late William Wilkins, Mr. Nicholas Kinsman, stone road, and Mr. Richard Kinsman still survive, but there survive her as descendants, twenty-nine grandchildren, sixty-three great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. The deceased lady was a woman of very equable disposition, a humble and devoted Christian adherent of the Methodist Church, having been connected with that denomination almost from the first days of its struggle for existence. She was blessed in retaining her faculties, to the last and passed away most peacefully.'1a

The Galt Reporter 19 Jan 1892 
Coombe, Mary Elizabeth (I68453)
429 'The present "Wagon Factory & Residence" structure was built in the 1840's by blacksmith Isaac Weber of triple brick recovered from the town's first brick kilns. The foundations are five feet thick. An early map shows "W. Weber's Residence & Carriage Factory" on this site. Hand-hewn and pit-sawn beams throughout are believed to be from the original structure and prove to have been cut before there was a water-powered saw mill in town. Four blacksmiths have practiced here. Henry Shoemaker was the third but stayed only briefly. Jacob Kienzle ("kins-lee") was the last and most colorful. In his nearly 60 years here, Jake, as he was known, somewhere around the turn of the last century, converted the factory portion into a Road House, Store and Post Office and later into housing for four families during the Great Depression.

During his stay he built and repaired wagons, shooed horses, ran a Clock & Jewelry Shop, repaired guns and offered a haircut and a shave for 15 cents. He had a Model T Ford dealership on the property and gained his 25 year pin running the town Post Office amongst other antics. To date eleven people are accounted for who were born in the house from Bob Gaede in 1926 on. Bob is still part of the history that walks in our door frequently.'

A Brief History of 1842 Sawmill Road 
Kienzle, Jacob (I54253)
430 'We don't want her to die feeling that she's alone'

105 years old and diagnosed with COVID-19, woman is isolated from the people she loves

She was born on a farm as the First World War was beginning.

She had eight brothers and sisters. As a teenager during Prohibition, she worked in her aunt's hotel in downtown Kitchener, and helped hide bottles of illegal booze in the laundry basket when the police came by.

She married, raised a family and then worked at the University of Waterloo. In retirement, she loved meeting new people, travelling all over North America, and playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Now, at the end of a long life filled with warm relationships, Irene Bitschy has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Last week, she was moved from a nursing home in Kitchener to Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

For the first time in her 105 years, she is isolated from the people she loves.

"We don't want her to die feeling that she's alone," said her granddaughter, Heidi Sproul.

Bitschy (pronounced Beechy) had lived nine years at the Forest Heights Revera long-term care home. Her family visited several times a week.

At a time when seniors' homes are the battleground for the disease, Forest Heights is by far the worst hit in Waterloo Region.

There have been 34 deaths from coronavirus there. That's more than half of all the 66 deaths across this community.....

by Luisa D'Amato
Luisa D'Amato is a columnist with the Waterloo Region Record.

D'Amato, L. (2020). Opinion | 'We don't want her to die feeling that she's alone'. Retrieved 29 April 2020, from https://www.therecord.com/opinion-story/9964511--we-don-t-want-her-to-die-feeling-that-she-s-alone-/


Lifetimes: Childhood memories lasted more than a century

By Valerie Hill Special to the Record

Growing up on a farm meant hard work but there were also magical moments, such as when the pond froze over and the kids on the Harnack family farm would don their skates and slip onto the smooth surface. The boys would light warming fires at the pond's edge and illuminate the surface by lantern so they could skate themselves into exhaustion.

For Irene Bitschy, these were special childhood memories of the 1910s, memories that would only become more colourful as she grew up.

Born Irene Harnack on Oct. 18, 1914, on a Shantz Station farm, she was the middle kid in a family of nine.

Irene was born months after the outbreak of the First World War and in her 10 decades, she would live through many world events including the Spanish Flu epidemic and Prohibition. Her life became really interesting and a little subversive during the latter.

At age 14, Irene took a job at her aunt's hotel in downtown Kitchener. Thanks to overzealous temperance workers, Prohibition was in full force by 1916, banning the serving of alcohol in public places. So it simply went underground, or in the case of the Kitchener hotel, it went up into a laundry basket.

Irene's main job at the hotel was to wash and iron linens in a second-floor room but she had another, equally important role. The hotel posted a guard at the street entrance and when he spotted police heading toward the hotel for a raid, a chain of events began: the men inside gathered up the liquor and knocked on the ceiling. A trap door would suddenly open, Irene would drop her laundry basket down the hole for the men to place the offending liquor in, then she'd haul it up, close the door and hide the bottles under sheets.

Irene admitted that this was the scariest time of her life, always living on the edge, always facing the possibility of arrest.

Life on the farm was also somewhat risky. Her father, Joseph Harnack, ran a still on the farm and he was lucky to have a pal on the police force who alerted him to planned raids which would have ruined his bootleg operation. Irene had remembered that times were desperate, her father had many mouths to feed and limited options.

There were happy times as well on the farm. Picnics and garden parties were frequent, and it was at one of these events at the Harnack home that Irene met William Bitschy, from Maryhill.

William was quite smitten by the pretty Irene, but she wasn't exactly feeling the same. Uncomfortable with his attentions, Irene left the party and hid in her room. William had to take a different tack. He danced with her grandmother and convinced her to intervene on his behalf. It must have worked because Irene agreed to go out with him and the two married in Kitchener in April 1935. Bill's priest in Maryhill had refused to marry the couple, given Irene was not a parishioner, so they married in Kitchener.

With the Depression in full swing, the newlywed's wedding brunch was surprisingly generous, serving a rare treat of hotdogs. The young couple honeymooned in Niagara Falls and would go on to have four daughters: Charlotte, Sheila, Marlene and Lynda.

In the early part of their marriage, the couple lived at a gas station. Irene served ice cream and pumped gas while Bill delivered coal. They later moved to Breslau where they lived for five years before purchasing a farm.

Irene was back to farm life, working alongside her husband. In 1953, Bill landed a job with CN Railway and four years later, the couple moved to Kitchener.

With four daughters to raise, Irene was a stay-at-home mom until she learned about a new residence opening at the University of Waterloo. They were looking for a "house mom" to help students, many who were on their own for the first time. Several were foreign students and these kids were often invited for dinner with Irene and Bill, easing their homesickness.

Irene retired in 1975 and in 1988, Bill died. Always stoic, Irene sold the family home and moved to an apartment. In 1990, at 76, Irene boarded her first airplane, for an Alaskan adventure.

Lynda Tranebo said her mother was kind and loving. "She would do anything for anybody." Irene was also an exceptional cook, particularly potato salad and popcorn balls that she made every Halloween for dozens of neighbourhood kids.

In May, Irene was diagnosed with COVID-19 and made local headlines when the nursing home moved her to hospital for more intensive care. Though she didn't exhibit symptoms, the illness did weaken her organs. Irene died May 22, 2020, at 105.

Lifetimes: Childhood memories lasted more than a century. (2020). Retrieved 14 July 2020, from https://www.therecord.com/news/waterloo-region/2020/07/13/lifetimes-childhood-memories-lasted-more-than-a-century.html?fbclid=IwAR09KruEN6o1b2gw-FDdn-Vhuub3IthUxZQHU3sml5K5EwNkLJrvjHzUYzk 
Harnack, Irene (I213987)
431 (1) 14 Apr 1887 General Affidavit by [daughter] Anna McQuune - death summer of 1855 at Dundas, Ontario Affiant further states that she was about fifteen years of age at the time of her mothers death and she remembers distinctly all the proceeding of the time of her death and a record was made of the date which her father kept until he went away to the United States and joined the Army service that time. The record of the exact date of her mothers death has been lost and she cannot say positive the date but she knows it was very warm weather and she thinks it was in June or July 1855...

(2) 25 Apr 1887 General Affidavit by John B Hett, age 57 (born 1830) residing in Berlin, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada "That he was well acquainted with John Hett for many years before he went as a soldier in the 27 Mich Regt in the ear, in the US and of his own personal knowledge he knows his first wife Elizabeth Hett died at Dundas in the summer of 1855 about the time of the great epidemic of cholera in that country and she was buried in one of the burying grounds near Dundas Ontario. Affiant futher states he went to Sundaso and got the children of John Hett who was left without a home when the mother died and that he got the old family Bible of said John Hett which had the record made in it of the exact date of the death of said wife Elizabeth but he is now unable to find said Bible to refresh his memory but he is quite certain the date was in July 1855 or it may have been 1854 but he knows positively that said wide Elizabeth died there at Dundas out about that time...

(3) 25 Apr 1887 General Affidavit by Casper Hett , age 54 of Berlin, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada "That he was well acquainted with John Hett and his family for many years. That he has personal knowledge of the fact that Elizabeth Hett, the first wife of said John Hett died at and was buried at Dundas, Ontario about June or July 1855 and that he had not remairred at the time he went to the US and joined the army about 1862. Affiant further states that after the death of said John Hett at Dundas his relative John B Hett went and got some of his children and brought them to Berlin to live and of them (Henry Hett by name) learned the trade of a printer of him but he, Henry Hett is now away in the US now and he does not know his address. also he heard that the aforesaid soldier (John Hett) has again married and was living in Baltimore Md US that he cannot now give any date positive more than is above given as to the time said Elizabeth Hett died but he knows that is about the date is not the exact date."

(4) 27 May 1887 - General Affidavit by Elizabeth Kriesel, age 41 of New Dundee, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada "That she is the daughter of the aboved mentioned John Hett and his first wife Elizabeth Hett, that she remembers distinctly her mother's death in 1855 while they lived in the town of Dundas Wentworth Co Ontario. That she was a young girl at home at the time and was present at the funeral and saw her mother buried in one of the burial grounds a little ways out of the Town of Dundas but the exact date she is unable to state. that a record was made which her father kept but a few years after he went away to the United States and joined the army and she thinks the record was then lost she saw her father when he made a visit to Ontario about 1870. he informed her that he had again married and that he then lived in Baltimore US when she has since learned he died."

Source: Katharina Hett widow's pension application no.309279, certificate no. 237287 and combined with John Hett (Private Company E, 27th Michigan Infantry, Civil War) pension file, 1870; Case Files of Approved Pension Applications, 1861'961934; Civil War and Later Pension Files, Record Group 15: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs; National Archives, Washington, D.C

transcribed by Juliet Russell 
Elisabeth Catharine (I46109)
432 (2019). Chuckspeed.com. Retrieved 12 December 2019, from https://www.chuckspeed.com/balquhidder/buchanan/d1.htm#i15687 Breckenbridge, Robert McCalmont (I208769)
433 (Albrecht) Ropp was born in Wellesley, Ont., March 13, 1863; passed away in her home in Detroit, Mich., Jan. 5, 1944; aged 80 y. 9 m. 22 d. On Feb. 5, 1885, she was united in marriage to Joseph Ropp of Wellesley, Ont. To this union were born 10 children of which 3 sons (David, Mose, and Edwin) preceded her in death. Those remaining to mourn her departure are: Dan, Owendale, Mich.; Anna Dean, Dearborn, Mich.; Lead Ackerman, Elkton, Mich.; Adeline Kennel, Petersburg, Ont.; Emanuel, Bad Axe, Mich.; William, Detroit, Mich.; Ervin, Dearborn, Mich.; also her hus-band, as well as 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and many friends. Grandma united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 16 and was a faithful member until death. She and her aged husband lived together for many years, having celebrated their golden anniversary almost 9 years ago. Her sudden death, which came with but little warning perhaps will exaggerate the loneliness which her husband will experience, but as Christians we can always be comforted with the presence of the Lord. In Christ we have the promise and the hope of being at home in joy and peace. Funeral services were held at the home by Pre. Frank Raber and at the Pigeon River Church by Bros. Edwin Albrecht and Emanuel Swartzendruber. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVI, No . 49 - March 2, 1944 
Albrecht, Barbara (I77912)
434 (Aug 2, 2005) - WAGNER, Elizabeth - Passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2005, at Stratford General Hospital. Betty resided at Morningside Village, New Hamburg and was born 73 years ago in Kitchener. Beloved wife of Wally Wagner with whom she celebrated 53 years of marriage. Dear mother of Karen and Ron Coulas of St. Clements, Gary and Debbie Wagner of Baden, Bruce and Barb Wagner of Drayton, Kevin Wagner and Laurie Martin of Kitchener. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jennifer and Don, Joanne and Wes, Nick, Megan, Dani, Salon, Kyle and Amanda. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service to celebrate Betty's life will take place on Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 11m at the funeral home. Interment in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Parish Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon at 3: 45 pm.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
White, Elizabeth Monica (I401643)
435 (Elmira) Mrs. Irvin Freeman, 49, of RR2 West Montrose, died early today at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, following a short illness. She was born in Woolwich Tp. on March 19, 1897, a d/o Mrs. Reuben Bauman, and the late Mr. Bauman.Mrs. Freeman was married in March 1927. Surviving are her mother, her husband, a son, Elmer, two daughters,Minerva and Naomi, all at home; four brothers, Absalom Bauman of Elmira, David of Waterloo, Paul of Streetsville and Amzie of Elmira. Bauman, Hannah (I3283)
436 (Feb. 13, 1941) describes how Dr. S.F. Leavine attended Alex Simpson at the K-W Hospital. Alex Simpson was suffering from exposure as a result of lying on snow and ice on the Grand River for almost three hours after he stepped into a hole in the ice and broke his right leg. He was rescued by Ald. Clarence Seibert and his three sons and rushed to the K-W Hospital Seibert, Clarence Charles (I322982)
437 (Haysville) George Allan Miller, 78, passed away at his home, one and a half miles east of Haysville on the Huron Road, last night. He had been ailing for many years but had only been confined to bed since Sept. Born at New Dundee, Nov. 20 (could be 30?), 1853, he was s/o the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Miller, He came to Haysville 55 years ago. His wife died 12 years ago. Surviving are two sons, Harry and William, at home; and four daughters, Mrs. E. Gehman (Vera) Galt, Mrs. William Love (Edith), New Hamburg, Mrs.Theodore Setter (Ellen), Kitchener, and Iva at home. 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren also survive. Six children predeceased him......

Kitchener Daily Record 6 Nov 1942 
Miller, George Allan (I1142)
438 (HESPELER - Harold Hartrick (died January 3, age 28 years)

? Saturday following a long illness. He was 28 and was a member of Hespeler Baptist Church. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hartrick; four brothers, Gordon of Preston; William and Ernest of Hespeler and Ross of 585 York St., Kitchener, and two sisters, Mrs. Jacob (Eleanor) Bartels and Mrs. Florence Lamson, both of Hespeler. The funeral was held today at the Hespeler Baptist Church at .30 and burial was at Memory Gardens, Breslau

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 
Hartick, Harold (I50824)
439 (I remember talking to my old friend Alex (Sandy) Imlay about the early history of the church and mentioning the fact that Mr. Mitchell was an elder of the Auld Kirk. Sandy at once protested, saying he belonged to the other party. I quietly said that I was speaking of a time when there was no other party').

A Few notes on the early history of Chalmer's Church, Winterbourne. Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume


Alexander was the custodian for St. Andrews Hall and Chalmer Presbyterian Church

Nan Jones email 2012


James Davidson came to Winterbourne in 1834, from Aberdeen where he had been engaged in the cotton manufacturing. He was born at Walthamstow, Essex, England, on the 31st of March 1776. His wife was Elspet Blackhall, born at Aberdeen in 1777.

The family lived in a log house on the same lot as that upon which now stands the Rev. A. M. Hamilton's residence. This was known as Lower Woolwich post office while the Davidson's had it, and old Captain Smith carried the mail twice a week from Preston. The log house was pulled down about the year 1860 by our old friend Sandy Imlay, who is now living in Winterbourne.

The Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon


Winterbourne - Death of Aged Resident - An old and respected resident, in the person of Alexander Imlay, passed quietly away on Wednesday morning, October 4, 1911, to the great beyond, after a brief illness of six months, from heart disease. He complained but very little until the last few weeks, when he was obliged to give up his contract as caretaker of Chalmer's Church; St. Andrew's Hall and the Public School. He had attained the advanced age of 74 years and six months. Mrs. Imlay predeceased him three years and six months. He leaves four children, three daughters and one son, Mrs. Brinkert in Michigan, US, Mrs. Wilson in California, Mrs. Laing in British Columbia, and John in Oregon, US. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late residence to the Public Cemetery. Rev. A.M. Hamilton officiated.

The Berlin Daily Telegraph Sat 14 Oct 1911
Imlay, Alexander Burd "Sandy" (I144243)
440 (Middleville item)

"John Pender died suddenly at his home in Cadillad. His brother Dave, living W. of town (Middelville), and Frank of Hastings left Wednesday for the north to attend the funeral."

Hastings Banner dated Feb 8 1917 
Pender, John (I112918)
441 (Preston May 18) - Mrs. Eugene G. Langs, 58, wife of a prominent Preston dairyman, died during the night at her Concession Road home. Deceased was in her usual health when she retired. Death was attributed to heart failure. She was a d/o Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Shantz of Kitchener. Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Enon N. Hunsberger of Preston, and Miss Helen B. Langs at home, one son, Thomas W. at home, one brother, Sidney Shantz, Kitchener, three sisters, Mrs. W. J. Durham of St. Catharines, Mrs. B. Shantz, Ridley College, St. Catharines, and Miss Susan B. Shantz of Kitchener, two grandchildren, Ralph and Elnor Anne Hunsberger of Preston....

18 May 1938


Mrs.Eugene G. Langs, 58, wife of a prominent Preston dairyman, died duringthe night at her Concession Road home. Deceased was in her usual healthwhen she retired. Death was attributed to heart failure. She was a d/o Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Shantz of Kitchener.

Kitchener Record 18 May 1938 
Shantz, Louida Mary A. (I19583)
442 (Research):Breslau (Cressman) Mennonite Church

Begun: 1815

Services were begun in Breslau in 1815. In 1834,  Benjamin Eby's  log meeting house, which had been built in Berlin in 1813, was moved to Breslau to the Cressman farm. Preaching services which were held every four weeks began in the reconstructed meeting house in 1837. A new brick church was built in 1856, at which time the old log meeting house was moved to Frederick Schaefer's brickyard. The old building may have been used for storage or an office until approximately 1880 when it was clad with white "Breslau Brick" from the brickyard, and used as a home by Frederick Schaefer and his family. The address of the house is reported to have been 18 Woolwich Street; it was still standing in 1985, according to Alder 1985, with the original log walls possibly preserved within the brick ones.

A summer Sunday School was begun in June of 1872. It was held in the Breslau schoolhouse until 1877 when it was moved to the church. Sunday School continued on in the summers only until 1889 when Sunday School classes began to be held all year.

The 1856 white brick church was taken down in March 1908, and was replaced with a new white brick church. In 1968 the name of the church was changed from Cressman Mennonite Church to Breslau Mennonite Church. Major renovations were made to the church in the same year. It is of interest to know that land amounting to approximately three acres was deeded to the congregation by Christian C. Snyder in three parcels, in 1837, 1859, and 1870.

Joseph Hagey,  the first minister at Cressman's, was ordained on February 10, 1839. He was ordained bishop in 1851. Ministers who followed him in serving the church at Breslau were  Jacob Woolner Sr .,  Elias Weber ,  Isaac A. Wambold ,  Jacob S. Woolner , and Oscar Burkholder. Services were held every four weeks from 1837-1867, and bi-weekly from 1867-1894 when weekly services were begun.


Some Births and Deaths for 1860, from the records of Joseph Hagey, may be found in the Civil Registers for Waterloo County, on National Archives of Canada Microfilm C-15758. This microfilm is available on interlibrary loan, or at the Kitchener Public Library. It is believed that baptisms conducted by Joseph Hagey from 1865-1866 are in Abraham W. Martin's book of baptisms. These records have been transcribed by Isaac R. Horst, and are in his book, Baptism Records 1842-1980, published in 1980 and available at the Kitchener Public Library. The Sunday School Records 1872-1948 are at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario. For information regarding these records, please contact the Archivist at Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6.

[ADDRESS/LOCATION: 226 Woolwich St. (west side), Breslau, ON NOB IM0; 648-2501]
w References: Alder 1985; Burkholder 1935:66-68; Cressman, WHS 1969(57):39; Epp 1974:125; Epp 1982:269; Good 1984:1.
Church History: Burkholder, Oscar. Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, Ontario, 1956.1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011]  
Breslau, Breslau (Cressman) Mennonite Church See Breslau Mennonite Church (I636)
443 (Research):Breslau Missionary Church

Begun: 1872

Meetings are reported to have been held in 1872 in a building at the corner of Woolwich Street and Mader Lane by a group who were followers of  Solomon Eby.  Conferences to consider reorganization of the church were held in 1874 and 1875, the most important of which was considered to have been the meeting at the Bloomingdale Mennonite Church on May 23, 1875. Members of the New Mennonites and the Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites joined together at that meeting as the United Mennonites. At a meeting in Blair in 1879 a union, called the Evangelical United Mennonites, was formed from the United Mennonites and the Evangelical Mennonites. Four years later, in 1883, the Ohio Brethren in Christ (Tunker) joined with the Evangelical United Mennonites to form the Mennonite Brethren in Christ.

Dedication services were held on Christmas Day, 1882, for the new Breslau Mennonite Church which had been built during the year.  Henry Goudie  was minister to the congregation from 1881-1884. He was followed by  Peter Geiger (1884-1885)  and Frank Moyer (1885-1886). Solomon Eby, a member of the congregation who was minister from 1886-1889, had been one of the organizers on May 15, 1874 of the Reforming Mennonites.

On May 6, 1959 a decision was made to construct an 1800 square foot addition to the church. The sanctuary was enlarged and new pews were installed in 1978; dedication was in September of that year. Rev. Leonard DeWitt, president of the Missionary Church was guest speaker on Sunday, November 21, 1982, when the church's 100th Anniversary service was held. Of interest: the sign eteched in the glass above the doors on the northwest side of the back section reads "United Missionary Church."


For information regarding the availability of early records, please contact the Archivist at Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6.

[ADDRESS/LOCATION: 102 Woolwich St. (west side), Breslau, ON N0B 1M0; 648-2712]
w References: Cressman, WHS 1969(57):39; Epp 1974:153; Epp 1982:269; Good 1988:86.
Church History: Breslau Missionary Church. Breslau Missionary Church 1882-1982. 100th Anniversary, 1982.1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011]  
Breslau, Breslau Missionary Church (I1046)
444 (Reverend) Joseph joined the Evangelical movement in this area, so the records show, and was much influenced by it's preachers. He was so well liked and determined to succeed that when the Waterloo District was formed, Joseph was recommended and accepted to preach in this area, even though he was not ordained to do so. This was done at a later date. He was looked upon as a great leader in the community. He received his appointment to preach in 1854. He preached in New Hamburg in 1857, 1858-1895, 1896. and I understand at some of the other evangelical churches around this area such as Waterloo and Hespeler. Some records in Waterloo Historical Society books. vol #5 vol #6

A local Evangelical church was dedicated in 1851, Joseph was its minister. from Zion Evangeliacal (United) church 100th anniversary book. page 48-Joseph Umbach and Simon L Umbach mentioned. Joseph as District Superintendant. Ministers in this age were only permitted to serve for two years and so had to move to different churches periodically to maintain their profession. Hence both Joseph and Simon served many places in this area. page 55 mentions corner stone laying for Zion church building on Weber St. (present site) near Queen St. Joseph Umbach supervising.

Joseph born Munchzell in Baden Germany. His father Johann was born Grossgartig, Wurrtemburg Germany, and was a laborer and as a young man moved to Baden. He lived there with his parents until the family moved to America. Joseph was the second oldest and his mother's darling. The father was away from home a lot and so the training was left to the mother. The children had to learn to work early to help their mother with the farm. The father was Evangelical and the mother was catholic, a very pious person, so the children received a very strong christian upbringing. Joseph attended a rural school and shortly before they came to America he was confirmed. Relatives in Canada had been writing to them and so they came to Canada in sept 1843, having left Germany in June.

(Laschinger) The grandmother had died and grandpa was living in a small log house with his family, in a rural area with no neighbors, no school, or church. Joseph received no further schooling and hard work made him strong. The father bought a small farm near Conestoga but traded it for a tract of woodland 11 miles away in Woolwich twshp. there Joseph helped father build a house. The nearest neighbor lived 3 miles away and Joseph still could get no more education. The Umbachs were warned not to attend nearby chuch meetings in Berlin, but went anyways, with the result that his mother (Katherine) joined. Johann was furious and tried to stop things but after attending a meeting in St. Jacobs, joined himself.

Joseph at 18 was well on the way to becoming a preacher and his mother who was getting fed up with having so many preachers around, put her foot down on having home meetings and so Joseph left. The Michael Menger family built a house and the meetings were held there. After Josephs mother became more reasonable he returned home, and the religious group took him in. Later he was elected an officer of the church. (Elder). In 1853 he proved his ability as a preacher to a congregaion in Waterloo, under Rev. F. Herlan, where many people joined. Next was New Hamburg, for two years, with the same results. In 1859 he attended a church conference in New York, (400 miles with horse and wagon) with his wife and two children. It was very hard on them. He was rejected by the conference because he was Canadian. Two years later he went to the Utica mission as area head. In 1863 he was in Buffalo. In 1864 he returned to Niagara Falls for two years. In 1866 he was elected president of the district and held had post for 29 yrs. till poor health forced him tor esign that post.

For 4 yrs. he had a helper then spent a yr. as a helper, and then hiscareer as a minister was over. He suffered for 10 yrs., had many operations, but never fully regained his health.

He had a happy family life, though many trials. He had 12 children, 3 died in infancy. The death of his wife in 1906 was very hard for him and he stayed with his oldest daughter till he died in 1911. Rev. W. J. Wager conducted the funeral and 22 ministers lead the procession. The church could not hold all the people who came to pay their respects. Surviving were- Johanna-to Herman Uppel Levi-Professor North Western college-Naperville-Illinois U. S. A. Moses-Principle-Corpus Christie-Texas, U. S. A. Otto M. -Waterloo William H. -New Hamburg Maria Anna-wife John Kaercher-New Hamburg Adeline-wife A. Gies Sarah-wife Rev. E. Becker Laura-wife H. Beilstein

Lorne Umbach Family File 
Umbach, Rev. Joseph F. (I125971)
445 (Too late for last issue.)

Mr. Thomas Callanan died at his residence on Monday morning, Feb. 19th. Deceased had been a resident of Haysville for over forty five years and his death is much regretted by a large circle of friends. Deceased was married forty five years ago to Miss Elizabeth Cook, who died seventeen years ago. A family of nine-three daughters and six sons survive.

Waterloo County Chronice, 8 Mar 1900, p. 4 
Callanan, Thomas (I124193)
446 (Wilfred Simpson - Note: first part of Obit missing)

…. home at Paradise Lake, near St. Clements, after a lengthy illness. He was 61.

Born in Waterloo, he was a son of Mrs. John (Mary Ann) Simpson of Wellesley and the late Mr. Simpson. He was a member of the Waterloo fire department for many years and then worked at the former Westside Dairy Ltd. In later years he worked part-time for the Waterloo County Works Department.

Surviving besides his mother are his wife, the former Rita Bauman; two sons, Gary, a corporal posted at Canadian Forces Base, Rockcliffe, and Paul at home; a daughter, Mrs. William (Joan) Drysdale of Rothsay, N.B.; a brother Howard of Erbsville; a sister, Mrs. Lorne (Mildred) Ruby of Wellesley, and seven grandchildren.

Besides his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Melvin.

The body will be at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home after noon Saturday where Rev. Arthur Horst of St. Paul's Lutheran church, Erbsville, will conduct a service Monday at 2 pm. Burial will be in the Erbsville Lutheran Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 11 Dec 1970 
Simpson, Wilfred Henry (I191297)
447 * Mr. John Miller, Barrister, was born at Stamford, in the Niagara district, and was a brother of Judge Miller. He was born on the 14th March, 1813, and died in Galt suddenly on the 24th November, 1868, in his 56th year. He studied under Judge Campbell, of Niagara, and was called to the Bar on the 2nd of February, 1835. During the fall of the same year, he removed to Galt, and commenced the practice of his profession. He was known far and wide, and for thirty-five years his well-known figure was seldom missed from Galt streets, either from absence or sickness..

Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young 
Miller, John Esq. (I59695)
448 *** much confusion about name. In one instance Ezra has Cora Dalia as two separate individuals Cora Erb and Dalia Erb, another as Cora Dalia Eby. It is possible that she is named Cordelia. Eby, Cordelia (I20868)
449 *NOTE*
There is some confusion on his death year. The tombstone states he died in 1870, but we know that is not correct, because he was in the 1871 census of Berlin, Ontario & his Death Register has him dying in 1879.

Reuber, Andreas "Andrew" (I41070)
450 *On the marriage record her birth is in Preston. The obit differs with this.* Krease, Pearl (I3209)
451 +1. Zinkan, Stewart Ross, b. 5 Jul 1918, Drumbo, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 10 Jan 1969 (Age 50 years)
2. Zinkan, B.B.
3. Zinkan, G.H.
4. Zinkan, Ernest Edward, b. 2 Feb 1922, Blenheim Twp./Blandford - Blenheim Twp., Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 13 May 1922, Blenheim Twp./Blandford - Blenheim Twp., Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)

From Bruce Zinken 2017 
Zinkan, Simon Peter (I12726)
452 - by Feb. 1926 was in Seattle, Washington (father's death) (also Feb.1964, his bro. Ezra's obit.)

- applied for a social security number on 23 Sept. 1942; address wasRoute 4, Box 222, Olympia, Wash at that time; was employed by theWashington Veneer Company, located at the foot of Capital Way, Olympia,Wash.

- died St. Peter Hospital in Thurston County, Wash.

- was a self-employed photographer, widowed and living at Route 4, Box281, Olympia, Wash. at time of death

- cause of death was ventricular fibrillation, 5 minutes duration,arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease of 20 years duration;contributory causes wer recent CVA, hyperactivity, awake three days 
Biehn, John Wesley (I15657)
453 - Constructed sometime between 1846 and 1864
- William Hastings was granted the land from the Crown in 1860, supposedly was on the land from 1846 (1864 Gazetteer blurb on Crosshill)
- 1861 Tremaine map appears to show an inn , in approximate location
- 1864 Waterloo County Gazetteer contains an ad for the "Queens Arms" hotel, listing George Oakley as proprietor
- 1875 Hastings transferred the land to Oakley (land registry ledgers, I have copies)1a

1aBrian Groux 
Wellesley Twp., William Hastings, Line 4830 - Hotel (I2203)
454 - lived England in March 1950 (his mother's obit.)

- lived Kidderminster, England in Jan. 1939 (his father's obit.)

- lived Foley Park, Kidderminster, England in Feb. 1945 (his sisterDorothy's obit.) 
Devitt, Frank Reginald "Reginald" (I12094)
455 --------------------------------------Mrs. Leah Bedford - Mrs. Leah Bedford, wife of the late Charles Bedford, died this morning at her home in Bloomingdale at 4: 20 o'clock. The deceased was 92 years of age. She is survived by one sister, Miss Mary Bull, of Bloomingdale, three sons, Thomas and Charles of Blomingdale (sic), Albert at Salmon Arm, B.C. and three daughters Mrs. Sarah Siebert of Kitchener, Mrs. Alice McAllister of Bloomingdale, and Mrs. G. G. Peppler of Tavistock. The funeral will be held on Monday, Feb 15th, at 3 p.m. from her late residence to the Bloomingdale cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Bull, Leah (I28773)
456 --------------------In Galt, on Tuesday morning, 13th inst., Priscilla Elizabeth, daughter of Lachlan and Margaret McIntosh, aged 18 years, 2 months and 13 days.

Galt Reporter Sep 16 1881 pg 8. 
McIntosh, Priscilla Elizabeth (I103589)
457 --------------------SARARAS, Lillian Gertrude - Peacefully, Mom passed away, on Monday, July 24, 2000, at St. Mary's General Hospital, age 87 years. Born in Moosomin, Sask. And was a longtime resident of New Dundee. Lillian was a life member of the New Dundee Women's Institute and member of the Baptist Missionary Society. Dear wife of the late Wilfrid Sararas. Loving mother of Alvin Sararas and his wife Audrey of New Dundee, Andy Sararas and his wife Helen of St. Agatha, Sylvia Sararas of New Dundee; grandmother of Steve Sararas and his wife Debbie, Michele Sararas, Lisa Norley and her husband Sean and Jeff Sararas. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Sam, Amanda and Natange Sararas, Melissa and Ryan Norley. Predeceased by three brothers and three sisters. Visitation will take place today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo. At noon on Wednesday, transfer will be made to New Dundee First Baptist Church for viewing at 12: 30 p.m. The funeral service will take place at 2: 30 p.m. with Pastor Paul Kowtecky officiating. Interment will follow in New Dundee Union Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Parker, Lillian Gertrude (I162927)
458 -Built circa 1914 by Bell Telephone Co. and housed their offices from c. 1914 to c. 1941. Occupied by the Unemployment Insurance Commission from 1942-1944 and by the Employment and Selective Service Office from 1945-1946. Housed Royal Canadian Legion from c. 1946 - c. 2001. Kitchener, Ztest (I159)
459 . Amos S. Wildfong (Joseph Wildfong4, Jacob Wildfong3, Georg Michael Wildfang2, Johannes Woolfang1) was born 22 FEB 1847 in Strasburg, Ontario, Canada. He married Sarah Guyer 28 DEC 1866. She was born 9 JAN 1845, and died 20 APR 1874 in Strasburg, Ontario, Canada. He married Sarah Witmer 13 SEP 1874. She was born 21 FEB 1843, and died 1 DEC 1884 in Strasburg, Ontario, Canada. He married Wilhelmine Radke 12 FEB 1885. She was born 10 DEC 1857.

Children of Amos S. Wildfong and Sarah Guyer are: 2 i. Joseph C. Wildfong was born ABT. 1867.
3 ii. David Wildfong was born AFT. 1867.
4 iii. Elizabeth Wildfong was born AFT. 1868.

Children of Amos S. Wildfong and Sarah Witmer are: 5 i. Oliver Wildfong was born ABT. 1875 in Strasburg, Ontario, Canada, and died BEF. 1895 in Strasburg, Ontario, Canada.
6 ii. Norman Wildfong was born AFT. 1875.
7 iii. Lorne Wildfong was born AFT. 1876.
8 iv. Irwin Wildfong was born BEF. 1884.

Children of Amos S. Wildfong and Wilhelmine Radke are: 9 i. Almina Bertina Wildfong was born ABT. 1885.
10 ii. Eliza May Wildfong was born AFT. 1885.
11 iii. Amos Alexander Wildfong was born AFT. 1886.
12 iv. August Gordon Wildfong was born AFT. 1887.
13 v. Alton Sidney Wildfong was born ABT. 1890.

Wildfong, Amos S. (I13543)
460 . Enoch Edwin EATON (Levi EATON1) was born BET. 1852 - 1853 in Ontario, and died 20 FEB 1926. He was buried in New Hope, Cambridge (Hespeler), ON: Sect. B.. He married Amelia Jackson WITMER 1873 in Waterloo, ON, daughter of Martin WITMER and Catherine ?. She was born ABT. 1853 in Waterloo Twp., ON, and died 2 AUG 1914 in Home . She was buried in New Hope, Cambridge (Hespeler), ON: Sect. B..

Children of Enoch Edwin EATON and Amelia Jackson WITMER are:

2 i. Lester EATON was born ABT. 1875 in Ontario, and died BEF. 8 JAN 1953.
3 ii. Catherine Isabella EATON was born ABT. 1878 in Hespeler, On. She married Charles WHITFIELD 24 MAY 1905 in Berlin, On, son of Everton R. WHITFIELD and Mary Jane HOPKINS. He was born ABT. 1877 in Peterboro.
4 iii. Melvin Sylvestre EATON was born 31 JAN 1879 in Waterloo Twp, ON, and died AFT. 8 JAN 1953.
5 iv. Levi Martin EATON was born 25 SEP 1880 in Hespeler, Waterloo Co., ON, and died 8 MAR 1947. He married Josephine GREGOR 24 DEC 1902 in Guelph, ON, daughter of Fred K. GREGOR and Catherine BOAT. She was born ABT. 1884 in Morriston, and died 20 AUG 1972.
6 v. Isola Maud EATON was born 10 AUG 1882 in Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., ON, and died BEF. 8 JAN 1953.
7 vi. Geneva EATON was born 20 JUN 1884 in Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., ON, and died AFT. 8 JAN 1953. She married Arthur J. GARNER.
8 vii. William Ervine EATON was born 25 JUL 1886 in Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., ON.
9 viii. Edwin Leroy EATON was born 10 AUG 1889 in Hespeler, Ontario, and died BEF. 8 JAN 1953.
10 ix. Percy James EATON was born ABT. 1892 in Hespeler, ON, and died ABT. 8 JAN 1953 in At home, Orillia, ON. He married Irene HODGSON.
11 x. Andrew Jackson EATON was born 2 SEP 1894 in Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, and died AFT. 8 JAN 1953.

Name: Enoch Edwin EATON
Sex: M
Birth: BET. 1852 - 1853 in Ontario
Death: 20 FEB 1926
Burial: New Hope, Cambridge (Hespeler), ON: Sect. B.
Residence: BEF. 17 OCT 1876 Waterloo, ON
Residence: 1871 Waterloo South, Waterloo Twp., ON
Residence: 1881 Hespeler, ON
Residence: 10 AUG 1882 Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., ON
Residence: 20 JUN 1884 Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., ON
Residence: 25 JUL 1886 Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., ON
Residence: 10 AUG 1889 Hespeler, Ontario
Residence: 1891 Waterloo South, Waterloo Twp., ON
Residence: 2 SEP 1894 Hespeler, Waterloo Co., ON
Residence: 1901 Hespeler, ON
Occupation: 17 OCT 1876 Farmer
Occupation: 1871 Labourer
Occupation: 31 JAN 1879 Farmer
Occupation: 1881 Labourer
Occupation: 10 AUG 1882 Teamster
Occupation: 20 JUN 1884 Teamster
Occupation: 25 JUL 1886 Teamster
Occupation: 10 AUG 1889 Teamster
Occupation: 1891 Teamster
Occupation: 2 SEP 1894 Teamster
Religion: 17 OCT 1876 Methodist
Religion: 1871 New Connexion Methodist
Religion: 1881 Methodist Church of Canada
Religion: 1891 Methodist
Eaton, Enoch Edwin (I3745)
461 . In Loving Memory In Loving Memory of Edith, Dearly beloved daughter of Mr.and Mrs. J.D. Cranston Died at 91 Rose St., Galt, April 4th, 1898, aged 13 years, 11 months. Funeral Will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock to Mount View Cemetery. For God the Lord's a sun and shield, He'll grace and glory give, And will withhold no good from them That uprightly do live. - Psalm 34 and 11.

Funeral Card 
Cranston, Edith (I361524)
462 ... native of Hessen, Germany, and was a member of the Hessian army that was hired by the British government to come to America to aid in what was considered the rebellion of the colonists. He was, however, taken prisoner at the battle of Brandywine by the forces under General Washington, and later he joined the American troops and fought for the cause of liberty, becoming one of the patriots of the colonial army. George Shade was united in marriage to Miss Hannah Bauer, who was born in Pennsylvania and belonged to an old family of that state. In the year 1851 they removed from the east to Peoria county, Illinois, where the father followed carpentering and also engaged in farming. His political support was given to the Democracy, and both he and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal church and lived consistent Christian lives. He died at the age of seventy-eight years, while her death occurred when she was seventy-five years of age.

"A Biographical and Genealogical History of Southeastern Nebraska", Vol II, Lewis Publishing Co, Chicago & New York, 1904, p1060 - 1063 
Shade, Johann Sebastian (I155058)
463 ... Rev. William Millican, who also began holding church services at Price's Corners, corner of 12th line and Orangeville Road, East Garafraxa at Waldemar in Amaranth Township and at South Luther. He continued until these three preaching points developed into organized congregations....

Victoria Methodist Church \endash East Garafraxa

Millican, Rev. William (I65002)
464 .....Pilot Rex Myrick , 22, lifted off from northern Scotland on a warm, clear afternoon. Navigator Claude Berges , 27, sat in the seat behind him.

Their twin-engine, heavy fighter had loaded cannons, rockets under the wings, and a rare target.

A reconnaissance patrol had spotted a German destroyer in a Norwegian fiord north of Bergen. It was supported by at least nine escort vessels.

Nazi Germany had little navy left. It was three months from defeat. But it was still a formidable foe, desperate to maintain Norwegian shipping lanes that supplied iron ore for the German war machine.

The Allies felt they had to attack.

Rex and Berg, as he liked to be called, belonged to 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force . Its motto was "Ready to Fight."

Both had trained for years, but had yet to face the enemy. They had crewed together for just two months.

Pairing them made sense. Both were sons of southern Ontario merchants. Rex's father owned a butter-making creamery in Tillsonburg. Berg's father owned a bakery in downtown Kitchener, at Weber and Frederick streets.

You could call them bread and butter. Perhaps that's how Rex felt when he picked Berg to be his navigator.

"I think we'll get along fine together," Rex wrote to his parents.

Berg had attended Kitchener Collegiate Institute. He pondered becoming a pharmacist. When he enlisted to fight, he joined the army before switching to the air force.

In 1943, he married in Quebec City while training there. He left his bride Hilda to go overseas. The couple had no children.....

Outhit, J. (2018). Ring brings back memories of shot-down pilot. TheRecord.com. Retrieved 9 February 2018, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8125592-ring-brings-back-memories-of-shot-down-pilot/ 
Berges, Claude (I305911)
465 ....Among the early pioneer tillers of the soil in this section along the Dundas Road," in 1831-2, were William Hobson, William Puddicombe and Edward Everett. Hobson was the first to arrive. He came from the Emerald Isle some time in 1831 and settled near Haysville. In 1833 be deeded his property to Puddicombe, and he and Everett tock up land on the east side of the river, a part of which is now the site of Haysville. Here, while clearing up the wilderness each kept a tavern, and as the district became more thickly settled they were bountifully rewarded in a financial way for their forethought in establishing what seemed to be a dire necessity in those days, when the jug of liquor in the harvest field was as indispensable as the jug of water is to-day....

New Hamburg, The Hub of Wilmot - Waterloo County Chronicle 18 Aug 1898, p. 2,3


Haysville sprang into prominence as years went by. It became one of the chief places between Hamilton and Goderich. The stage coach changed horses at Haysville. One of the early settlers was William Hobson. Mr. Hobson came from Ireland in 1818 and settled near London. He returned to Ireland but did not stay long. Returning to Canada he associated himself with a surveying party and went through to Goderich. Finally deciding to live at Haysville, he bought 200 acres now owned by Daniel Shantz. This farm had splendid pine and was sold to William Puddicombe in 1832 or 1833. ... From 1832 to 1836 many settlers came in to take up land. There were no churches or schoolhouses. Some few years after, a teacher named Robert Boucher taught school in a log house owned by Mr. William Puddicombe.

Early History of Haysville and Vicinity By Allan R. G. Smith Secretary Wilmot Agricultural Society - Fourth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society 1916 
Hobson, William (I33963)
466 ....Among the early pioneer tillers of the soil in this section along the Dundas Road," in 1831-2, were William Hobson, William Puddicombe and Edward Everett. Hobson was the first to arrive. He came from the Emerald Isle some time in 1831 and settled near Haysville. In 1833 be deeded his property to Puddicombe, and he and Everett tock up land on the east side of the river, a part of which is now the site of Haysville. Here, while clearing up the wilderness each kept a tavern, and as the district became more thickly settled they were bountifully rewarded in a financial way for their forethought in establishing what seemed to be a dire necessity in those days, when the jug of liquor in the harvest field was as indispensable as the jug of water is to-day....

New Hamburg, The Hub of Wilmot - Waterloo County Chronicle 18 Aug 1898, p. 2,3 
Everett, Edward (I33964)
467 ....In the early 1900s, Joseph Porter and his brother-in-law Frank Wilde operated a brewery at 18 Shade St., known as P & W Botanical Brewers. They brewed ginger beer for a couple of decades and sold it in pottery jugs. The first lot of jugs that came from England misspelled Galt. The jugs had Galt embellished on them. The next shipment got the name right, but the price of the jugs kept increasing until the small brewery couldn't afford to buy them anymore....

https://www.cambridgetimes.ca/opinion-story/3365419-the-wild-world-of-brewing 2013 
Porter, Joseph (I255871)
468 ....In the years around 1910, the Stanley Cup was awarded to the top hockey team. Any team that won its league championship could challenge the team currently holding the Cup.

In 1910, the Berlin Dutchmen (the town of Berlin is now known as Kitchener) were the champions of the Ontario Professional Hockey League, and challenged the Montreal Wanderers for the Cup.

Oren played left wing, and scored one of the goals in what would eventually be a 3-7 loss to Montreal....

1ahttps://ottawafamilytree.net/2013/08/13/oren-frood-and-the-berlin-dutchmen/ 2013 
Frood, Oren Claude (I166254)
469 ....Mr. [Walter] Ford some years ago joined with Messrs. George Hogg and Robert Gilholm in the Saw Mill business in Galt, carrying that on very successfully. With them he carried on also for some time the Oatmeal Mill, until that property was destroyed by fire.....

Galt Reporter Jun 27 1879 pg 2 The Death of Walter Ford of Galt 
Hogg, George (I68125)
470 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Rice, Stanley Everett (I218638)
471 ....The First World War and prohibition law combined to close the Rock Brewery (and many other Ontario breweries) in 1916.

Peter Bernhardt revived the plant in the 1920s with the help of U.S. investors, but it closed for good in 1933.

A few years later, he leased the old stable for $1 to the 1st Preston Scout Troop after being approached by scout leader Wilf Blum, a young pharmacist then working at the Spencer Dalton Drug Store on Queen's Square in Galt.

Blum soon had the scouts renovating the stable. And in 1938, despite knowing little about music, he started the Preston Scout House Band, initially limited to Preston scouts.

Over the next 30 years the band would soar in stature and perform before thousands at major events across North America.....

Flash from the Past: Old brewery stable became Preston Scout House - Jon Fear The Waterloo Region Record 26 Apr 2013


BLUM, Wilfred S. (Retired Drugist)

Of the Fairview Mennonite Home, on Monday, December 21st., 1992, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 85th year. Survived by a niece Mrs. Margaret Harding of Kitchener and six great nieces and nephews. Mr. Blum was the last surviving member of his family, predeceased by three brothers and three sisters. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and the Founder and Director of the Preston Scout House Band. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, 1 hour prior to the Memorial Service, at 2: 00 p.m., on Wednesday, December 23rd, 1992, Cremation has taken place. Interment of Cremated remains will be in the family plot, at Preston Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1992 
Blum, Wilfred J. "Wilf" (I231105)
472 ....The property also has two houses located on site. 544-546 Lancaster St., owned by the developers, are rental units.

The two houses were likely built in 1873 by former reeve and entrepreneur Isaac Erb Shantz and "warrant conservation," says a heritage impact assessment report filed by the developer in the proposal package to the city.

The houses are not designated as heritage but the city has identified them as "being of potential cultural heritage value or interest."

The report also says the houses have been "significantly altered" since being built in the 1870s.

The property was sold to the Hamel family in 1901 and through marriage became associated with the Rotharmel family. The houses were in the family for 118 years, said the heritage report. The family has since sold the houses.....

"High-Density Development Includes Five Rental Buildings, 10 To 26 Floors, On Lancaster Street". 2021. Therecord.Com. https://www.therecord.com/news/waterloo-region/2021/11/12/high-density-development-includes-five-rental-buildings-10-to-26-floors-on-lancaster-street.html. 
Shantz, Isaac Erb (I19678)
473 ....The property also has two houses located on site. 544-546 Lancaster St., owned by the developers, are rental units.

The two houses were likely built in 1873 by former reeve and entrepreneur Isaac Erb Shantz and "warrant conservation," says a heritage impact assessment report filed by the developer in the proposal package to the city.

The houses are not designated as heritage but the city has identified them as "being of potential cultural heritage value or interest."

The report also says the houses have been "significantly altered" since being built in the 1870s.

The property was sold to the Hamel family in 1901 and through marriage became associated with the Rotharmel family. The houses were in the family for 118 years, said the heritage report. The family has since sold the houses.....

"High-Density Development Includes Five Rental Buildings, 10 To 26 Floors, On Lancaster Street". 2021. Therecord.Com. https://www.therecord.com/news/waterloo-region/2021/11/12/high-density-development-includes-five-rental-buildings-10-to-26-floors-on-lancaster-street.html. 
Shantz, Isaac Erb (I19678)
474 ....Waterloo Park features that existed long before my era and they've largely originated in old photos and postcards.

In the overview scene which looks across the park entrance, three structures appear in the distance: in the middle is the grandstand beside the athletic grounds; to its left is the original Jacob Eby farmhouse which you can still see today; then farther left, at the end of the driveway, a roof and flagpole peek above the trees. That's the pavilion situated atop one of the highest hills in the park. Located just behind the old log schoolhouse and opened in 1898 at a cost of $1,721, the pavilion was designed by Charles Moogk with two long "fronts." One, facing the lake, originally had an overhang provided by the second floor. Underneath, the recessed ground floor contained washrooms and small meeting rooms. As can be seen in one of the postcard views, that lower section eventually became part of a greenhouse where the park superintendent, living just a few feet away in the Eby farmhouse, oversaw flower and shrub growth....

"Flash From The Past: What Once Was … But No Longer Is … In Waterloo Park". 2021. Therecord.Com. https://www.therecord.com/life/local-history/2021/04/30/flash-from-the-past-what-once-was-but-no-longer-is-in-waterloo-park.html.



Town Engineer Fro 25 Years and Prominent Architect and Builder. Resided Here For Half a Century In His 76th Year.

Death summoned one of Waterloo's oldest and best known citizens when Charles Moogk, the veteran town engineer and architect, passed peacefully away at his home, 18 Cedar St East. about seven o'clock on Friday evening. The late Mr. Moogk. who was in his 76th year, had been in failing health for about a year and since February had been confined to his bed.

In the passing of Mr. Moogk, Waterloo has lost a most estimable and public spirited citizen who during hue fifty years' residence here took a lively interest in the welfare of the town. He was a member of the town council from 1886 to 1888. served on the park board for a number of years. being on the first board and was a past president of the Waterloo Musical Society, always taking a keen interest in the welfare of the band. He was a member of the first management committee of the Society.

The late Mr. Moogk for the past twenty-five years, held the office of town engineer, being appointed to the position in 1899. During his tenure of office he gained a complete knowledge of every municipal service. He had a wonderful memory and it was rarely necessary for him to consult his maps when the location of streets, buildings, sewers, storm drains, water or gas mains was questioned. He supervised the installation of the sewerage, water and gas systems and also the construction of the various paved streets in Waterloo. His ambition to live to see the Erb street roadway paved was realized although his physical condition prevented him personally supervising the work.

As an architect the late Mr. Moogk had the supervision of the construction of many of the public and business blocks In Waterloo. When a young man he worked under contractor Nicholas Killer in the erection of the St. John's Lutheran church, St. Louis R. C. church, the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance building, the Mark Lewis Hotel. now owned by the Royal Bank. and the 1.O.O.F. block. As architect and building contractor he erected the Dominion Life and Post Office buildings. market building, library hail and numerous residences.

Deceased became a member of the Germania Lodge 184, I.O.O.F.. fifty-one years ago and tor forty-seven years ably discharged the duties of the position of secretary. He was an active and enthusiastic member of the lodge and for two years was honored with the office of District Deputy Grand Master. He was also a member of the Waterloo Lodge A. F. & M. No. 539.

The late Charles Moogk was born in Preston, December 9. 1848, where be resided until 1871 when he moved to Philadelphia. Pa., where he lived for several years. After his marriage to Josephine Lockard they moved to Waterloo about 1874. He at once became identified with the contracting business and later did architectural work and had charge of the erection of numerous public buildings and business blocks. In 1911 he retired from the contracting business.

A sorrowing wife and eight child survive to mourn his loss. Mrs. Catharine Eisley. Mary, (Mrs. Wm. Chivers), Salome. Elizabeth, Rose, Charles, Herman, all of Waterloo and George B. of Weston, Ont. Also one slater Mts. John Killer of Kitchener and a brother H. J. Moogk of Freeport, Ill.

Funeral Largely Attended

A large gathering of people including members of the various, civic bodies and business men attended the funeral held Monday afternoon and paid their last tribute of respect to the departed. The gathering included representatives from the town council, water and light commission, sewer commission, Board of Work's workmen, library board, school board, musical society and Germiania Lodge, I.O.O.F.

The service at the home was simple but impressive and was conducted by Rev. C. S Roberts, pastor of the St. John's Lutheran Church who spoke words of comfort to the bereaved family. He said the hand of the builder had ceased to toil but the memory of the work and the buildings which he erected in Waterloo would stand as a monument to the fidelity and energy of the deceased who won the regard and esteem of the citizens by his interest in various civic projects.

Rev. W. H. Harvey, pastor of the Methodist Church, assisted in the service and paid his tribute to the deceased. At the grave Rev. S. L. W. Harton of Galt and former pastor of the Waterloo Methodist Church, on behalf of the I.O.O.F., conducted the last rites of the order.

At the house Mr. Rowe Cunningham gave an effective rendering of the hymn "Abide with Me".

The pall bearers were Messrs. J. H. Roos. George Grosz, Dr. F. G. Hughes, W. G. 'Weichel, M.P.P., Wm. Conrad and Arthur Foster. The drawing room in which the casket rested was banked with beautiful floral tributes including wreaths from the town council. I.O.O.F. and A. F. & A.M. lodges and friends which evidenced the high esteem in which the deceased was held.

The Waterloo Chronicle 2 Oct 1924 pg 5 
Moogk, Karl George "Charles" "Carl" (I152400)
475 ...159 Church St. is at the corner of Church and Madison Avenue. They raised the roof, jacked the building level, put in new wiring, new insulation, new plumbing and a gas fireplace in each unit. New stairs, railings and decks went in too..1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 13 Jan 2012 "Smaller developers see downtown's potential" 
Kitchener, Church St. 0159 - House (I1646)
476 ...Angus John McLelland, son of Malcolm and Sarah McLelland, was born in Hespeler in 1874. The census of 1911 shows him living on Queen Street in Guelph with his wife, Josephine, and four children. McLelland worked at various jobs in Guelph, and at one time belonged to the fire department. At the time of his enlistment in March 1916, he lived on Nottingham Street and was 41 years old. His youngest child was eight. McLelland joined the 87th Infantry as a private and was eventually promoted to corporal....Ewart Berry and Angus McLelland were killed in action on Aug. 15. McLelland's wife and children were visiting in Hespeler when the telegram reached Guelph on Aug. 31, and a relative had to relay the awful news.

Gen. Haig didn't follow up on the amazing capture of Hill 70. Instead, he sent the Canadians to Passchendaele. Lens remained in German hands for another year. The names of Gibbs, Keys, Pearson, Poulton, Berry, McLelland and others would be inscribed on the Guelph Cenotaph for their sacrifice in what Haig called "one of the finest minor operations of the war."

Guelph soldiers gave their lives in 'Minor Operations'. (2016). Guelphmercury.com. Retrieved 16 May 2016, from https://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/5276697-guelph-soldiers-gave-their-lives-in-minor-operations-/ 
McLelland, Corporal John Angus "Angus" (I179446)
477 ...Ephraim Erb, who had operated a general store in Elmira, moved his family to Berlin, Ontario where he began work as a traveller, selling gloves for his father, Menno. Menno Erb had a glove manufacturing business at the Erb Tannery, as well as a retail operation selling mattresses and furniture. Margaret [his daughter] recalled occasional visits in her early years to the Erb tannery - "immense and smelly but filled with many nice people."

Women of Waterloo County, edited by Ruth Russell


Sudden Passing of Ephriam Erb

Succumbs To Heart Attack Following Illness Of Two Weeks; In Insurance Business

Death last night deprived Kitchener of a widely known resident, when Ephriam Bricker Erb, 111 Church street, succumbed to a heart attack and passed away at his residence at about 6:30 o'clock. The late Mr. Erb, who was 64 years of age, had been ill for about two weeks. Altho he was away from business, Mr. Erb was not confined to his bed. Yesterday morning, however, he felt ill and went to bed and his condition became rapidly worse.

As an insurance broker, manufacturer and follower of sport, the late Mr. Erb was well-known not only thruout the city but also in various other points of Ontario. His local connections brought him a large number of friends and acquaintances in Kitchener, while membership in the United Commercial Travelers' Association resulted in a further widening of the circle of those who knew him.

Born in Roseville, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Menno Erb, he came to Kitchener when quite young in 1891 he married Lillian Lee in this city. Since that time he has lived in Kitchener.

At the death of his father he took over the management of the Erb glove company, and was latterly connected with the insurance brokerage firm of Erb and Erb.

Surviving him are his wife; two sons, Carl of Montreal and Irvin of Kitchener, three daughters, Mrs. A. A. Schreiter of Kitchener, Mrs. J. Bennett of Galt and Miss Betty Erb of Kitchener, one brother, Edwin of Grimsby and one sister, Mrs. V. C. Buchanan of Montreal. One son Harry predeceased him in August, 1927.

The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon, with a private service at the residence on Church street at two o'clock and a public service at Trinity United Church, of which he was a member, at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in Mount Hope cemetery, Kitchener. Rev. W. D. Spence, pastor of Trinity United Church, will be in charge of the services.

Daily Record Jun 30 1931 pg 11
Erb, Ephraim Bricker (I11968)
478 ...Henry Alexander Hartwig Martin Schmidt, a wagon maker by trade. Young Henry's [son of Henry Alexander Hartwigh Martin Schmidt] mother, whose maiden name was Mary Rode, died when he was about five years of age. His father married a second time. The stepmother died of smallpox in 1873.

In the fall of 1863 the Schmidt family departed from their native land bound for Canada, taking a train from Weissmer to Hamburg, where they took a vessel. They were eleven weeks on the Atlantic, not including one week their ship was in quarantine off Pearl Island owing to sickness. on board. After reaching Quebec they came on to New Hamburg, and from which place they finally moved to Mannheim, their residence in the former place being about two months. In Mannheim the elder Schmidt purchased seventeen acres of land, which he tilled in addition to working at his trade, until he retired in 1873, when he took up his home with Henry, jr., who had just been married and founded the home he at present occupies, lot No.6, one mile and a half west of Mannheim. Here he lived until his demise, which occurred about fifteen years ago, aged 69 years....

Waterloo County Chronicle, 18 Jan 1900, p. 6 
Schmidt, Heinrich Alexander Hartwig Martin "Henry" Sr. (I241811)
479 ...In Stratford, brothers N.R. and W.A. Bugg conceived "The People's Railway" linking Woodstock, Stratford, Berlin and Guelph with stops in Tavistock, New Hamburg, Ayr, Bloomingdale, New Germany (Maryhill), Puslinch, Elora and Arthur. Huge bonuses were voted by communities along the route: Berlin, $60,000; New Hamburg, $20,000; Wellesley Township, $15,000; and Tavistock, $10,000, are just some of the local debentures issued in 1909 to support the company. Near Bridgeport, in July 1910, workers began building embankments across the Kraft farm toward Bloomingdale, and contractor Charles Robbins of Galt erected caissons in the Grand River. Within these he constructed concrete piers to support a 400-foot-long bridge that would carry the railway from Berlin to Bloomingdale.

Surveying and embankment work paused for the winter. By spring 1911, disquieting signs indicated financial peril; workers went unpaid and suppliers demanded cash. Even a bond issue failed to pump life back into The People's Railway. By fall 1911, the Bugg brothers were out. Several attempts to re-organize failed. For years, a large pile of steel rails sat rusting near Bridgeport.

The First World War halted all rail expansion plans and, when peace returned, changing transportation patterns doomed most of the might-have-been electric railway networks across southern Ontario.

A pilot friend says he can still trace the earthen embankments from Bridgeport to Bloomingdale to Maryhill, but that's about all that remains of The People's Railway a century later ... except for that quintet of concrete piers stepping across the Grand River.

rych mills

Historical bits and pieces along the Grand River. (2017). Therecord.com. Retrieved 24 March 2017, from https://www.therecord.com/living-story/7205681-historical-bits-and-pieces-along-the-grand-river/ 
Robbins, Charles (I188349)
480 ...John Routledge the son of William Routledge and Mary Elliot his Wife above named had by Margaret Murray his Wife two Children Namely. Margaret or Peggy and William Peggy was Born at Baileyhead Bewcastle on or about December the 2nd 1788. She married in or about 1809 John Millican son of John Millican formerly owner of Fieldhead Bewcastle and Jane or Jean Davidson his wife John Died at Cornerhouse near Roansgreen Bewcastle August the 24th 1832 Aged 81. and Jane his wife also died there August the 18th 1833 Aged 82 years as appeared by the Tombstone at Bewcastle.

They had other children besides John the Husband of Peggy Routledge. Namely Ann or Nancy who married John Forster and had a large Family now a Widow residing with part of her Family at Woodside Bewcastle in 1843. Rachael (who married Thomas Telford formerly of Cumcrook Stapleton) now a widow has a large family (some of whom are married) is owner of and resides on her late father's property at Cornerhouse before mentioned. And Mary who married William Hunter and has a large Family and resides at or near Easby in the neighbourhood of Brampton Cumberland

The above named John Millican formerly owner of Grahamsrigg Bewcastle and Margaret or Peggy Routledge his Wife had issue. Namely. Margaret Born at Grahamsrigg Bewcastle (as by Knowe Register) February the 2nd 1810. Married Charles Scott a Tailor by Trade a native of the parish of Hobkirk Scotland She Died at Forkings in or about 1841 aged 31. and was interred at Hobkirk she left 4 children three girls and a boy

Jane or Jean Born at Baileyhead or Grahamsrigg on or about July the 11th 1812. Married Walter Blacklock of Leehaugh Parish of Castleton Scotland in or about 1840 and has issue are residing in 1843 at or near Toronto Upper Canada North America...

A General History of the Families of the Name of Dodgson https://www.reocities.com/MadisonAvenue/6930/Dodgson.pdf 2013 
Millican, Jane (I253421)
481 ...Mr. Wallace had only one daughter who grew up to maturity. She held a first position all through her course of study, and was married in December, 1879, to Rev. Donald Tait, of Berlin, Ontario, and died in September, 1881, greatly beloved, leaving one little boy behind her, Francis Wallace Tait, who, through the kindness of his father, is still left with his grandparents...1a

Geo. MacLean Rose, A Cyclopaepdia of Canadian Biography being chiefly men of the time. Rose Publishing Co., Toronto 1888 
Wallace, Mary Browett (I243438)
482 ...On the fifteenth day of February, 1865, James Sault was apprenticed William Hunter for three years, his father, also James Sault going his security in the amount of two hundred and fifty dollars. The very first job young Jim had to do when he entered his apprenticeship was to help dig the trench for the foundations for a new shop Hunter had decided to build. After Hunter moved into his new shop, then a one-storey building, which we know as "Saults" Blacksmith Shop, James P. Johnston set up business in his own place and carried on till at least 1882 and I believe much longer.

...James Anderson had acquired Hirsch's half interest and also the Allendorf lot at the corner on which had been erected the middle portion of the present James Sault house, to which later Mr. Sault added the stone front portion and the kitchen in the rear of the original house.

By 1873, James Anderson had acquired the interest of Wray in the shop and so owned it and the house then on the corner. And Hirsch continued as his tenant of both until 1874 or 1875. Then James Anderson operated the shop for a year or two.

Upon completion of his apprenticeship in 1868, James Sault worked for a while out in Puslinch and then went to Leamington where he had secured a job. On his return to Hespeler in 1876 he at first rented and later purchased the shop from James Anderson and there he continued in business until he died, January 2nd, 1913, aged 65 years, 23 days.

And so these two men, James Anderson and James Sault, whose names "Anderson & Sault, Makers" had appeared on the back axle of hundreds of waggons and buggies; on the back bolster of hundreds of bob sleighs, started, in the same month, on their journey to Eternity.

James Edwin Sault once told me that when he entered his father's shop as an apprentice his first job was sharpening horse shoe nails which came blunt in those days. This was done on a tiny anvil made specially for the purpose. For many years there was a small iron shoe shaped not unlike the Capital letter "D" but slightly flattened one end of the curve, nailed to the front door frame of Sault's Blacksmith Shop. This was one side of an ox shoe which had to be made in two separate sections because of the cloven hoof.

This shoe was removed and is in possession of Miss Ruby Sault who let me examine it one day. Shortly after, I was telling Henry Sachs about the funny-looking shoe, and he said he knew all about it; because he had himself made it for John Strycker, who along with Archie D. Ferguson's Grandfather, were the last two men I recall having come to Town with a waggon drawn by oxen.

Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954


Mr. Sault was born in Puslinch Township sixty-five years ago. When still a young man, he went to Leamington, where he worked as a blacksmith, coming to Hespeler to go into business some forty years ago and residing here ever since. He was one of Hespeler's best known citizens and until a few years ago, took a more or less active interest in the welfare of the town. He had generally enjoyed splendid health until six months ago, when he became effected with valvular heart trouble, which developed into acute Bright's disease and he finally passed away on Thursday evening. He was a life-long Liberal and a member of the Methodist Church. He leaves a widow and nine children, Mrs. George Evans of Bright; Mrs. Bruce Taylor of Indiana; Mrs. J. E. Turner of Toronto; J. Edwin of Hespeler; Jessie, Maggie, Ruby, Walter and Albert, at home. The funeral was held from his residence on Saturday to the Hespeler Cemetery and was largely attended. Rev. W. B. Smith conducted the services. 
Sault, James (I82229)
483 ...relevant page of the 1891 census, that has info on Alexander Coutts and family. If you up the zoom on the occupation, after the bold inking of Trades Instructor is , faintly, Pent. There is also, even fainter, suggestions of an over-write in other areas of the Trades Instructor entry. There is no family lore to suggest Alexander taught in a trades school, nor do I know of any such school being in existence in New Westminster at that period of time, and I would have guessed that Blacksmithing would have been learned under a direct, indentured apprenticeship. BC Pen, at that time, likely didn't involve trades training, so I would venture to guess that Alexander didn't want it made too public, his affiliation with the Pen.

Subsequent census', in 1901 and 1911, show him to be in the same polling area as the Pen and the Insane Asylum [which were within about a mile of each other], which would make sense if his primary means of transportation were his own two feet. Unfortunately, I can't decipher the writing that gives his street address in the 1911 census. My best guess is in the neighbourhoods of Sapperton or Queen's Park, which are either side of the Pen, Asylum, and Fraser Graveyard [Graveyard actually more or less in Sapperton].

Family lore tells of Alexander being the FIRST blacksmith at BC Pen. I haven't found any documentation or other sources to confirm this, or to put a date to it.

The 1911 census shows Alexander as having worked, in 1910, at a Cannery, for 21 weeks, 60hr weeks, earning $450 total. There was a cannery, on the Fraser River, near to the Railway bridge and Patullo Bridge, New Westminster side [left bank]. This would be very near the Pen and Asylum sites. I don't know when it started or closed, but it was operating in the late 1930's when my aunt and mother worked there. It would be, I would guess, largely seasonal employment.

Family lore tells of Alexander coming to New Westminster from the U.S.A., but census data always points to the place of birth as Ontario. His wife, Annie Fraser, is consistently linked with the U.S.A., specifically, Ithaca, New York. As their marriage, in Victoria, B.C., predates the completion of the C.P.R. [transcontental Canadian Railway], it makes sense that Alexander took passage by rail, or by sea, travelling across the U.S.A., or between ports of the U.S.A. on its' east and west coasts, before arriving in New Westminster. The marriage of Annie Fraser and Alexander Coutts is recorded as being on the date of 1880/9/8, according to BCArchives vital statistics.

So, somewheres between the census of 1871, and the marriage of Alexander and Annie [Fraser] in 1880, it would appear that Alexander, son of William Coutts, a blacksmith, left Waterloo, and ended up in the wilds of British Columbia. By what path, I know not. And how A&A came to meet? I know not.

Old family photos show Alexander seated in a chair, his Annie standing beside him. They were head to head. Safe to assume, he was big, and she was tiny?

Email Kelly Coutts McGrath 
Coutts, Alexander "Sandy" (I181886)
484 ...Rev. F. F. Meyer, who was born in Alsace. Lorraine, France (now Germany), and when sixteen years of age emigrated to Canada, and for eleven years thereafter was a school teacher in the Dominion, in the following of which calling he won an excellent reputation. About 1870, while living in Canada, he entered the ministry of the Evangelical Association, and about five years later came to the United States and settled in Michigan, and at a still later period in South Bend, in which place he pursued his ministerial duties for three years. He is now located in South Dakota, where he is secretary and treasurer of the Farmers' State Alliance, prior to which he efficiently filled two terms as county superintendent of schools. When in Canada he was married to Mary Foerster, a native of that country and a good old-fashioned family of fifteen children was given to them, of whom F. J. Lewis Meyer is the eldest. All the members of this large family are living: F. J. Lewis; Jacob; George, a foreman for Studebaker Bros.; Sophia, wife of C. M. K. Haeske, superintendent of the wagon department of Studebaker Bros. ; Mary; Lena; Moses; Daniel; Joseph; Bertha; Mattie; John; Fred; Edward and Charles. F. J. Lewis Meyer, together with John A. Berers, principal of the Mishawaka schools, and George A. Powles, now of Chicago, were the founders of the South Bend Normal School, an institution that has become widely and favorably known.

Pictorial and Biographical Memoirs of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties Indiana, together with biographies of many prominent men of northern Indiana and of the whole state, both living and dead (1893) 
Meyer, Rev. Frederick F. (I87573)
485 ...The roots of this story are in Tsarist Russia when a couple, each aged 29, fled because of violent pogroms. In 1908, they arrived in Toronto with the anglicized names of Jack and Netilda Davis. During the First World War, Jack and Nettie moved to Kitchener to open a small clothing store named "N. Davis Gents Furnishings" at 207 King West (beside 2016's Fritsch Fragrances.) In 1921, after five years of hard work trying to differentiate their shop from numerous other, mostly Jewish-operated, clothing stores along King Street, they built a $50,000 dry goods emporium at number 227. Expanding to ladies' wear, shoes, kitchenware and millinery, Jack renamed the business "Davis Economic Store." It was modern throughout - featuring cash-carrying vacuum tubes \emdash and people who recall Acker Furniture will be able to envision the Davis store's layout and location. In 2016, the site is an empty lot beside Manulife.

Life was good for the Davises in the late teens and early 20s and the family was active in the early days of Beth Jacob Synagogue in Kitchener. Business was also good because at the same time as his $50,000 store investment Jack was spending another $25,000 constructing a mansion high above Kitchener....

There's a story behind the Davis mansion. (2016). Therecord.com. Retrieved 18 June 2016, from https://www.therecord.com/living-story/6729266-there-s-a-story-behind-the-davis-mansion/ rych Mills author 
Davis, Jack (I180531)
486 ...This week University of Chicago's director of health, Dr. Dudley B. Reed, was to publish a warning in the University's daily paper. University of Minnesota's Dr. Ruth Boynton already warned, without much apparent good: "It's burning the candle at both ends. It means burning up more energy than the body has time to replenish. While we know the pills keep one awake, so little is actually known of their cumulative effects that we think it unwise for students to take them without a physician's advice. No more than two of these pills should be taken in any 24-hour period. The size of dose, however, depends a great deal on the individual. People with heart trouble and high blood pressure obviously should not take Benzedrine."

At the University of Toronto, the dean of women, Marion Black Ferguson, tried another method to forestall the pep-pill fad among woman students. She sees that they maintain their wits and vigor by taking pills containing calcium and phosphorus, eating regularly, going to bed early.

Time Magazine 20 Nov 2011 
Ferguson, Marion Black (I61384)
487 ...told by Mrs. John Bury that when the cemetery [St. Agatha] was first laid out and made ready for burials, a collection was taken up to defray the expenses of clearing and fencing. The collector approached a young man named Zeisele, the hired man of a neighboring farmer. The young man deferred and said he should not be asked to contribute to the work because he might never need the cemetery. A short time after, while logging, he was caught between the logs and crushed to death. Thus he was one of the first to need burial there.

1aThe Catholic Church in Waterloo County Book 1 
Tschirhart, Mary Caroline (I59113)
488 ...Unfortunately Mr. Bryant's principalship of the school was doomed to be very brief. An infirmity, deafness, which had been gradually creeping upon him, so interfered with his duties as to make it absolutely necessary for him to withdraw from the position and from the profession, and so, to the great regret of the school and the public, he retired in 1884, after three years of splendid work. Mr. Carscadden, M. A., who had been English Master of the school during Mr. Bryant's time, was appointed to succeed him, and from that year, 1884, to the present, Mr. Carscadden has guided the destinies of the Old St. Andrew's Church. Collegiate, maintaining for it that high character which it has held through half a century. It only remains to state that much of the success which the school has attained is undoubtedly due to the able support of the citizens and of the trustees, who have always given the school their best services and support, and have sought by every legitimate means to maintain the high position so long held by this, probably the most unique institution in secondary education in the Province of Ontario...

Galt Collegiate Institute Semi-Centennial and Tassie Old Boys' Re-Union, Galt, 1902 
Carscadden, Thomas (I65453)
489 ...Valentine Ratz, opened a blacksmith's shop in Waterloo and his mother [wife], Anna Gertrude, contributed to the family income by knitting items of clothing to sell to her neighbours. The first small family sawmill was opened at St. Jacobs, and then a larger mill at Gads Hill which in time was operated by Henry....

Woman of Waterloo County edited by Ruth Russell


Valentine Ratz, the forebear of numerous millers, built a sawmill west of the village on the Conestoga River in 1844. Jacob C. Snider, in 1848, bought a farm on the south side of the Conestoga and after constructing a dam across the river, erected a saw-mill, a flour-mill, and a woollen-mill. Those industries attracted more mechanics and stores. In 1852 the village was named St. Jacobs after Mr. Snider. The "Saint" was added to his first name "for the sake of euphony." He sold the mills to his son Jacob in 1855. From 1856 until 1870 there were five different owners. In December of 1870 E. W. B. Snider purchased the flour-mill and operated it till 1917, when he sold the enterprise to W. W. Snider, who incor-porated the business as the Snider Flour Milling Company. The latter later sold the business to Walter J. Snider of Conestoga, whose heirs still operate it.

Waterloo Hitorical Society, Annual Volume 1933 pg 20


It is reported that Valentine was born in Grebenau, Vogelsbergkreis, Hessen, Germany, no source yet 
Ratz, Valentine (I43182)
490 ..Hespeler to make arrangements for the funeral. Stager came down about 7.30 P. M. with her little casket, so I went back whith [sic] Stager & our little Merle's remains.

Dean her mother & Jessie got here on the 9 car. We arrived about 8.45 P. M.

29 Got Mr. Barker to come down to get a picture of darling Merlie. I took her little form out of the casket and laid her on the settete Merlie looked so sweet.

From the diary of Wesley Gowing father of Merle - Ray Ruddy - Historical Preston 
Gowing, Merle (I108845)
491 ..many High School boys who earned pin-money by working part time: Leonard Rau (killed in a car accident), Merner Saddler, Buddy Hillis (killed overseas)..1a

1aFrom Souvenir of the Elmira Old Boys and Girls Reunion 1948, pg.39. 
Hillis, H. (I118710)
492 .Fennell.- Phyllis Ann, daughter of Orvie and Adell (Snider) Bauman, was born in Kitchener, Ont., Mar. 29, 1939; died of cancer at Waterloo, Ont., Oct. 2, 1984; aged 45 y. On Apr. 21, 1962, she was married to David Fennell, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Lisa and Pamela), her mother, one sister (Carolyn-Mrs. Patrick Morris), and one brother (Bryan). She attended Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 6, in charge of Wilmer Martin and Lester Bauman; interment in Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald- Volume 77, Number 45 - November 6, 1984, page 786 
Bauman, Phyllis Ann (I18800)
493 .Lichty.- William R., son of Christian and Annie (Roth) Lichty, was born at St. Agatha, Ont, Feb. 15, 1899; died at Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital on Dec. 6, 1979; aged 80 y. In Feb. 1919, he was married to Lucy Overholt, who preceded him in death in 1925. On Jan. 24, 1933, he was married to Beatrice Mary Jantzi, who survives. He is also survived by 2 sons (Glenden and Keith), 3 daughters (Dorothy- Mrs. Lee Hoist, Delphine-Mrs. Leonard Schwartzentruber, and Gloria-Mrs. Sanford Bender), and 15 grandchildren. He was a member of the Steinmann Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 9, in charge of Vernon B. Zehr and Fred Lichti; interment in church cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 73, Number 1 - January 1, 1980, page 14


LICHTY, William (Bill) -- On Thursday, Dec. 6, 1979, at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Bill Lichty, of 288 Snyders Rd. E., Baden, aged 80 years. He was a member of Steinman Mennonite Church, Route 2, Baden. Beloved husband of the former Beatrice Jantzi, whom he married January 24, 1933; dear father of Glendon of Baden, Keith of St. Catherines, Dorothy (Mrs. Lee Holst) of Harriston, Delphine (Mrs. Leonard Schwartzentruber) of New Hamburg and Gloria (Mrs. Sanford Bender) of Route 1, Tavistock. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife Lucy Overholt in 1925, his parents, the late Christian Lichty and the former Annie Roth, one brother in infancy and two sisters Leah (Mrs. Moses Schwartzentruber) and Edna (Mrs. Christ Brenneman). The late Mr. Lichty is resting at the Omand- Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg after 7 p.m. this evening and until noon Sunday, Dec. 9, when removal will be made to Steinman Mennonite Church for funeral service at 2: 30 p.m., with Rev Vernon Zehr officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Dec 1979 
Lichty, William R. (I80792)
494 0' BRIEN, Elsie Fleming (nee Vingoe)

Peacefully, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday, March 1, 2010, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Edward O'Brien (1987). Cherished mother of Patrick (Valerie), Leslie Lotz (Al) and Carole Lautenschlager (Larry). Elsie will always be remembered by her 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter, Ronna (Binkle) (1997) and her six sisters and one brother. Elsie was born in Galt, on August 2, 1916. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted in the chapel of Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge, on Monday, March 8, 2010, at 11 a.m.

Cambridge Times 2010 
Vingoe, Elsie Fleming (I191110)
495 01Im Jahre Christi Achtzehnhundertsechsunddreißig
02den zwölften März mittags gegen zwölf
03Uhr wurde, nach geschehener glaubhafter
04Anzeige zu Niederofleiden einer zu
05dieser Pfarrey gehörigen Filiale dem
06dasigen Ortsbürger und Butterführer Johann
07Henrich Rothaermel zweyter, Balthasar
08Sohn, von seiner Ehefrau Anna Elisabetha
09geborene Deichert von Oberofleiden das
10dritte Kind, die zweyte Tochter gebo-
11ren und den vierzehnten desselben
12Monats getauft, wo sie den Namen
13Elisabetha erhielt.
14Gevatterin ist des Vaters Schwester
15Elisabetha, des Johann Balthasar Roth-
16aermel daselbst ledige Tochter welche
17gegenwärtiges Protocol nebst dem
18Vater des Kindes und ... (part is indecipherable) Pfarrer,
19welcher die Taufe verrichtet hat, unter-
21Johann Henrich Rothaermel
22Elisabetha Rothärmelin
23Ernst Welcker

English summary of Birth Record

Elisabetha Rothaermel was born on March 12, 1836, at noon, in a branch-church of Niederofleiden. Her father was the Butterführer (salesman who delivered butter to the villages nearby) Johann Henrich Rothaermel, her mother was Anna Elisabetha Rothaermel, née Deichert. Both parents came from Oberofleiden.
Elisabetha Rothaermel was baptized on March 14, 1836.
The godmother was her father's sister, who was also called Elisabetha.
She and Johann Henrich were the children of Johann Balthasar Rothaermel.
The document was signed by Johann Henrich Rothaermel, the godmother Elisabetha Rothaermel (she signed as "Rothärmelin") and the clergyman of the church, Ernst Welcker. 
Rothaermel, Elizabeth (I36262)
496 02 Apr 1843 Wilmot, Wellington District, Upper Canada letter written by James to his older brother William who settled in PEI at about the same time as James came to Wilmot (1831/32). The transcript was done by Hazel J Mallett, G grand daughter of William Mallett. The original letters (or one of them at least) are in the possession of Hazel's family, descendants of William.



James and Elizabeth were both born in Devonshire, England; he on a farm called Birchill, near the village of Langtree, she in Pilton, near Barnstaple. James was the sixth child, and fifth son of Humphrey Mallett and Catherine Balson.

James and Elizabeth were married in Pilton in 1824. Their first three children, and possibly the fourth, were born in the British Isles, the rest of the children were born in Canada. James seems to have been well educated; his occupation was listed as "Schoolmaster", when their first son was christened in Barnstaple in 1826. Sometime between the birth of the first child and the third in Exeter in 1830, James had learned the trade of carpentry, and his occupation this time was listed as "Joiner".

(Source: Bob Mallett)




On the 11th February 1888, at the residence of his son-in-law, Thomas Paddock, township of Puslinch, county of Wellington, of dropsy, aged 88 years, 11 months and 5 days. He was born near Langtry, Devonshire, England in 1799, was married at Pelton Parish Church on Christmas Day 1824, came to Canada in 1832 and purchased a farm in the township of Wilmot, county of Waterloo, where he resided nearly ever since. His partner in life died on the 13th November 1864. He was a faithful member of the Episcopal Church, being a member of the building committee of St. James Church in Wilmot, in which he was a worshipper for upwards of thirty-five years. The building was consecrated while Rev. W. B. Rally was incumbent of the parish. Mr. Mallett was a staunch Conservative and lived an exemplary Christian life. He had a family of nine children.

A Celebration of Lives Obituaries of Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Vol 2 Anna Jackson & Marjorie Clark
Used with kind permission of Majorie Clark


MALLETT, James - Conveyancer, came to Canada in 1836 from Devonshire, England, and took up a farm two miles south of St. James' Church, now owned by Mr. Hy, Klinkman. He had been a school teacher in England and used to do considerable conveyancing for the neighbors of the district. His youngest daughter, Caroline, now Mrs, John Price, of Port Stanley, was the first organist of St. James' Church. Henry Mallett, long identified with St. James' and St. George's, was a son, and Mrs. Thos. R. Smith is a daughter. James Mallett died in 1888, leaving in remembrance fifty-two years of earnest church support and work.

Church of England, An Historical Sketch of the Parish of Wilmot 1828-1913, Diocese of Huron, Ontario, New Hamburg, Canada by Charles James Fox, Sep 1913 
Mallett, James Frederick (I47039)
497 Boegel, Mary Mathilda "Mathilda" (I25664)
498 1 1/2 storey fieldstone cottage, in 2009 it was in good condition and had a addition on the side. Kitchener, New Dundee Rd. 0508 - House - fieldstone 1 1/2 storey (I297)
499 1 1/2 storey fieldstone house with additions on side, farm buildings.

TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH Property Code Category FARM Survey Description TRACT GERMAN COMPANY PT LOT 75 Acres 30.6 Roll Number 302902000103700 Teranet PIN 222160088 
Woolwich, 1425 Letson Dr. - fieldstone - 1 1/2 storey with additions (I572)
500 1 1/2 storey fieldstone house. In 2009  was in good condition with farm building on site. Wilmot Twp., Huron Rd. 1040 - House - stone - 1 1/2 storey (I549)

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