Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Michael Huber

Male 1810 - 1881  (70 years)


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  • Name Michael Huber 
    Born 20 Jun 1810  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Interesting crime, life story, murder 
    Residence 1836  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Misfortune 1849 
    murdered his mother in law 
    Occupation 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mason 
    Religion 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mason 
    Religion 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    E. Methodist 
    Occupation 1881  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Mason 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-105163 
    Died 13 Apr 1881  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I105163  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Family Scholastica Graf,   b. 10 Feb 1811, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1883, St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1836  Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Rufina Huber,   b. 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1874, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     2. Christian Huber,   b. 1838, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Joseph Huber,   b. 16 Apr 1841, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1915, St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Mary Ann Huber,   b. 3 Mar 1849, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F27220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Michael served for years in the Kingston Penitentiary for manslaughter in the death of his mother-in-law. His family reports that he was a model prisoner and helped set some of the building stones at the prison. He returned home as remained with his wife.

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      Michael was reportedly born in Schwarzach, Rastatt, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, documentation needed.

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      "An unfortunate affair took place last Wednesday in Wellesley Township, not far from the Catholic church, whereby a man, Michael Huber by name, a brick-layer by trade, took the life of his old mother-inlaw as the result of an unfortunate blow. At the coroner's examination, carried out the following day by Dr. Scott, it was indicated and testified that Huber had for some time been a slave to drink and behaved like a true monster toward his family. That's the way it was on this day as well, as he drove his wife, children and mother-in-law out of the house several times. The old lady, towards evening, locked up the whiskey jug in her own chest, whereupon he grabbed the axe and broke the chest open; she then stormed into the house again to save her chest. He chased her out again, and threw a log at her with all his strength. He struck her with it with such force on the head above the ear, that her skull was split open and this led to her death eight or nine hours later."[translated from German]


      Deutscher Canadier 20 Jul 1849

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      Mrs. Ruffina Graf was killed by her son-in-law, Michael Huber, in Wellesley twp. Guelph Herald


      The Christian Guardian 25 July 1849

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      MURDERS IN WATERLOO COUNTY

      The old, well-known school-teacher, Mr. Benjamin Burkholder brought to our attention that the article which appeared in the "Journal" under the above title was not complete, if one also counted in the murders which occurred in this area before the establishment of the County of Waterloo.

      In August 1828, Michael Vincent of Wilmot was hanged in Hamilton for the murder of his wife. A certain Ferres in Guelph, also met the same fate in 1846, for the murder of a constable in Wellesley.

      From our own memory, and information from Mr. John Kressler, former post-master in Heidelberg, we can add that, in 1847, during the construction of a building in Wellesley, a certain Kress, attacked a young man by the name of Pfeffer so fiercely that the latter died during the night following. Kress was tried in Guelph and condemned to 10 years in prison for murder.

      During the hay-cutting in 1849, Michael Huber in Wellesley got into a fight with his mother-in-law and threw a piece of wood at her head, which caused her immediate demise. Huber had to spend 10 years in prison because of his bad temper.

      In 1850, the inn-keeper, Bordon, died in Heidelberg (Wellesley township) under suspicious circumstances. A coroner's inquest was held and it was proven that he had been poisoned. Suspicion of having done the deed fell on his wife. She was arrested and imprisoned and the case was investigated at the fall assizes in Guelph. The investigation ended, however, with the accused women being found not guilty.

      BERLINER JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 4, 1895 PAGE 4 COLUMN 4

  • Sources 
    1. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 1 Page 47.

    2. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 36.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 28 Apr 1881.
      13 Apr 1881 Michael Huber died in Wellesley at approximate age of 72 years.

    4. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Div. 9 Page 51.

    5. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 29 Sep 1836:49.
      5 Sep 1836 In New Germany, Waterloo Tp, Rom Cath priest Johann Ludwig Wiriath m. Michael Huber to Calastina Graff. Both are of Old Germany.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jun 1810 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1836 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Sep 1836 - Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mason - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mason - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - E. Methodist - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mason - 1881 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Apr 1881 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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