Waterloo Region Generations
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Lieutenant Joseph Emmett Stauffer

Lieutenant Joseph Emmett Stauffer[1, 2, 3]

Male 1874 - 1917  (42 years)

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  • Name Joseph Emmett Stauffer 
    Prefix Lieutenant 
    Born 29 Oct 1874  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Military WW1 
    • Stauffer, Joseph Erb Lieutenant. A native of Waterloo Country and educated in the Kitchener Collegiate Institute. He married Miss Ernst of Kitchener and went west. He became a Member of Provincial Parliament for Alberta. Enlisted as a Private.1a

      1aStauffer, Joseph Erb: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 14 May 2016, from https://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2883481/data?n=2
    Stauffer,JosephE.-WW1.jpg
    Stauffer,JosephE.-WW1.jpg
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Agricultural Laborer 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Teacher 
    Eby ID Number 00117-7360.8 
    Died 10 Apr 1917  , France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Vimy Memorial, , Pas De Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10143  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2024 

    Father Benjamin Stauffer,   b. 1841, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1911  (Age < 69 years) 
    Mother Maria "Mary" Betzner,   b. 4 Aug 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1924  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 23 May 1865  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Family ID F2810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emma Ernst,   b. 4 Jan 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2024 
    Family ID F51900  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Stauffer,JosephE.-WW1-Tribute.jpg
    Stauffer,JosephE.-WW1-Tribute.jpg
    Roll of Honour – "This Roll of Honour has been prepared as a permanent tribute to those men of the teaching profession in Ontario, who enlisted in connection with the Great War." Source: The Roll of Honour of the Ontario Teachers Who Served in the Great War 1914-1918 (The Ryerson Press: Toronto, 1922). The 1914-1918 Roll of Service for Ontario Teachers contains 851 names. 101 died as a result of their military service. The information on this Honour Roll may differ from other sources as it was compiled by the Department of Education in Toronto, Ontario, from "...varied and numerous sources, that mistakes are inevitable."

  • Notes 
    • Stauffer enlisted in the Canadian Forces and served overseas with the Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment) 50th Battalion in World War I. He kept his seat in the provincial legislature while he was overseas fighting in the war. On April 10, 1917 he was killed in action during the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

      Lieutenant governor Robert Brett honored Stauffer's memory and military service by making special note in the Throne Speech at the opening of the 4th Alberta Legislative Assembly on February 7, 1918.

      The small town of Stauffer, Alberta is named in his honor.

      Joseph Stauffer. (2016). Wikipedia. Retrieved 14 May 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stauffer

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      Lieutenant Joseph E. Stauffcr, of the 187th battalion of Alberta, who fell as a private in the battle of Vimy Ridge on that historic Easter Monday, and whose mother, a daughter of Jacob B. Betzner, late of Breslau, was an honored guest on this occasion.

      Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume 1920

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 509.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 248.

    3. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Rebecca Ernst Death Date: 24 May 1923 Death Location: Waterloo, Floradale b. 29 Sep 1846 Canada d/o Peter Bricker (b. Canada) & Susannah Eby (b. Canada) cause: diabetes (10 years), gangrene (7 days) informant Mrs. J. Stauffer of Calgary Alberta (daughter)

    4. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-6 Page 10.

    5. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 4 Page 3.

    6. [S2575] Census - ON, Waterloo Township - 1891, Sect. 2 Page 21.

    7. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, July 10, 1924.
      Obituary of Mary Betzner

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 8 Jun 1865.
      Married 23 May 1865 By Rev. Wurster, Benjamin Staufer was married to Maria Betzner, both of Waterloo.

    9. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Benjamin Staufer, 24, res. Waterloo, b. Wilmot, son of John and Hanna (Schlichter), married 23 May 1865 Mart Betzner, 22, res.Waterloo, b. Waterloo, daughter of Jacob and Mathi

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Oct 1874 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Agricultural Laborer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Apr 1917 - , France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Vimy Memorial, , Pas De Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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