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

Amsey Jacob Wilken

Male 1886 - 1984  (98 years)


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  • Name Amsey Jacob Wilken 
    Born 27 Aug 1886  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-110523 
    Died 11 Sep 1984  Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Fairview Cemetery, Listowel, Wallace Township, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I110523  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father John Rapien Friedrick George Wilken,   b. 19 Dec 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1949, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Anna Metz,   b. 2 May 1864, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1921, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Family ID F14607  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amanda Miller,   b. 1 Mar 1895, Wallace Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1984  (Age < 88 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1920  Wallace Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Earl Calvin Wilken,   b. 21 Dec 1920, Wallace Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1981  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F28468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A. Wilken dies at age of 98

      Amsey J. Wilken, one of Listowel's most active and popular senior citizens, died in Listowel Memorial Hospital on Sept. 11, at the age of 98. Known for his sense of humor and his love of horses, he retired some years ago from farming and trades as a painter and paper hanger. One of nine children of John and Annie (Metz) Wilken, he was born in Elmira on August 27, 1886 and raised in nearby Floradale. As a boy he worked long, hard hours after terminating his official education in a one room school. Between stints as a farm worker, he learned carpentry from his father, often putting in a 16-hour day. Later, he acquired his own farm on the fourth concession of Wallace Township and was there for 35 years. He moved to Listowel several years ago. Mr. Wilken was predeceased by his wife, Amanda (Miller) whom he married on New Year's Day, 1920. The ceremony was held at Wallaceville. He was a member of Calvary United Church, Listowel Surviving are three sons, Floyd of Listowel, Carl of Atwood and Jack of Gowanstown; a daughter Mrs. James (Jean) Scott of Listowel; a sister, Mrs. Cora Pontin of Waterloo and a brother, Ralph, of Listowel, 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. Wilken was predeceased by a son Earl; four brothers, two sisters and a grandson. The funeral service with Rev. Cecil Wittich officiating was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at the Robert Trench Funeral Home, Listowel. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery. The pallbearers were Carl Allendorf, Neil Williams, Bill Williams, Merd Livingston, Jim Scott and Harvey Parker. Flower bearers were Bob Scott, Bruce Wilken, Sharon Horne and Carole Wilken.


      Listowel Banner, Sept. 19, 1984

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      Situated four miles east of Highway 23 on Concessions 8 and 9 of Wallace and Maryborough Townships, Trecastle had a lot more to recommend it than just the local bootleggers. The hamlet ... was established around the late 1850s. Amsey Wilken has memories of Trecastle being the first place he ever bought smoking tobacco. Although he wasn't a native of Trecastle he spent many a good time there while visiting his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Metz. His mother was the former Annie Metz who married John R. Wilekn and moved to the Elmira area.

      Excerpts from the Wallace Anniversary Supplement, pg 22

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-5 Page 14.

    2. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Amsey Wilken Date of Birth: 27 Aug 1886 Gender: Male Birth County: Waterloo Father:: John C Wilken Mother: Anna Martin

    3. [S48] News - ON, Perth, Listowel - The Listowel Banner, Sept. 19, 1984 - Obituary of Amsey J. Wilken.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Amsey J Wilken (farmer of Maryborough) Born: Elmira Age: 32 Est. Birth: abt 1888 Father: John R Wilken Mother: Annie Wilken married Amanda Miller Age:: 24 Est. Birth: abt 1896 Born: Wallace Father: Benjamin Miller Mother: Elizabeth Miller married 1 Jan 1920 Marriage Place: Perth, Wallace

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Aug 1886 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Sep 1984 - Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairview Cemetery, Listowel, Wallace Township, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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