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

John Rife[1, 2]

Male 1853 - 1930  (77 years)


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  • Name John Rife 
    Born 13 Apr 1853  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Dunkard 
    Occupation 1875  Mildmay, Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    baker 
    Occupation 1881  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Labourer 
    Occupation 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Woolen Mill Worker 
    Residence 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Laborer 
    Occupation 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Machine Agent 
    Residence 1911  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number 00092-5288 
    Died 29 Apr 1930  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: apoplexy, arterial sclerosis 
    Person ID I10621  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father Samuel Rife,   b. 12 Oct 1818, , Adams Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1898, Guelph Township, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Mary Hilborn,   b. 26 Aug 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1875  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1840  [9, 10
    Family ID F3041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie Plugradt,   b. 31 May 1854, On The Atlantic Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 21 Sep 1875  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Children 
     1. Rife
     2. Elora Rife,   b. 1875, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William Herbert Rife,   b. 11 Jul 1877, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Lewis Ora Rife,   b. 1878, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lottie Rife,   b. 15 Jul 1882, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Annie Wilhelmina "Mina" Rife,   b. 28 Feb 1886, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Ada Amanda Rife,   b. 15 Dec 1887, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1949, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     8. Edna Rife,   b. CA 1890,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Violet Rife,   b. 28 Dec 1892, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F3049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Rife, "was born April 13th, 1853. He is married to Annie Plugradt and resides at Hespeler, Ontario."


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

  • 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..., 183.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 019013-05.
      Lomon Oscar Gowing, 27, Occ. Loom Fixer, b. Listowell, Res. Hespeler, son of Charles Gowing & Kate Woods married Annie Wilhelmina Rife, 19, b. Hespeler, Res. Hespeler, daughter of John Rife & Wilhelmina Plugradt, Witn Alf. L. Lavell of Waterloo & Lily Snider of Berlin, 30 November 1905 in Berlin.

    3. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 16.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 9313-75.
      John RIFE, 23, baker, Waterloo twp., Mildmay, s/o Samuel & Mary, married Annie PLUGRADT, 23, on the sea, Preston, d/o Luc & Christiana, witn: Samuel RIFE Jr. of Waterloo twp & Louisa PLUGRADT of Preston, 21 Sept 1875 at Preston

    5. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 35401-1930.

    6. [S299] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1881, Page 3.

    7. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 21 Pg. 19.

    8. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 57.

    9. [S894] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861, Sect. 6 Page 43.

    10. [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..., 182.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Apr 1853 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Dunkard - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - baker - 1875 - Mildmay, Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Sep 1875 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1881 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Woolen Mill Worker - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Machine Agent - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1911 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: apoplexy, arterial sclerosis - 29 Apr 1930 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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