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

Rev. Franz Adam "Francis" Peifer

Male 1817 - 1859  (42 years)


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  • Name Franz Adam "Francis" Peifer 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 4 Jan 1817  , Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 31 Aug 1842  New York City, New York, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    ship Isabella 
    Name F. A. Pfeifer 
    Occupation 1852  St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Erbsville, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    minister 
    • St. Paul's, associated with St. Peter's, Heidelberg, was founded in 1852 by Rev. Franz Adam Peifer (1852-1859). Land was donated for a cement block church (since known as Allemang Church) and cemetery, which were located several miles north of Erbsville. The church was completed in 1853 and the Kirchenbuch (Church Book) was begun in the next year, 1854, by Rev. Peifer. The present yellow brick church was built in 1877 in the village. Rev. Peifer died in 1859 and in 1860 Rev. Daniel Stahlschmidt began his ministry to the two congregations of St. Paul's and St. Peter's, Heidelberg;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]
    Naturalization 2 Jul 1856  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-111119 
    Died 16 Oct 1859  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I111119  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 

    Family Ann Maria Forler,   b. 4 Feb 1829, Bischholtz, Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1916, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Children 
     1. Wilhelmina Amelia Pfeifer,   b. 5 Jun 1847, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915  (Age 67 years)
     2. Henry Theodore Peifer,   b. 1849, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Johannes Wilhelm "John" Pfeifer,   b. 3 Sep 1849, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1924, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F51793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

      The congregation was founded in 1837 by Rev. F.W. Bindemann, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Kitchener; early services were held in homes or other suitable meeting places. Property for the first church building was purchased from Jacob C. Snider for 5 shillings (approximately $1.25). The cornerstone was laid in the spring of 1838 and dedication services in the new church at 72 King Street North in Waterloo were held in the fall of the same year. Rev. Bindemann was pastor. He was replaced in 1841 by Rev. Jacob Huettner of Preston who then ministered to both congregations. When the church's first membership list was compiled on October 24, 1841, the congregation numbered sixteen persons.
      The frame church was destroyed by fire and replaced by a new, larger one in 1883. This, too, was destroyed by fire - on October 31, 1959. The congregation then built a new stone church at a new location on Willow Street, with dedication taking place on October 14, 1962.
      Early pastors except for Rev. Bindemann (1837-1841), who was asked to resign in 1841, were Revs. J. Huettner (1841-1849), F.A. Peifer, Immanuel Wurster (1851-1855), and Jacob Hoelsche who began his ministry in 1855. Rev. Wurster ministered to St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Preston jointly with St. John's for one year until assuming charge of only Preston in 1855.1

      1Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

  • Sources 
    1. [S2176] New York, Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1850.
      Franz Peifer Arrival Date 31 Aug 1842 Birth Date abt 1815 Age 27 Gender Male Destination Buffalo

      Port of Departure Bremen, Germany Port of Arrival New York, New York Ship Name Isabella

    2. [S1633] Book - Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900, 39.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jan 1817 - , Prussia, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - ship Isabella - 31 Aug 1842 - New York City, New York, USA. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister - 1852 - St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Erbsville, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 2 Jul 1856 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Oct 1859 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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