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

George H. Gress[1]

Male 1854 - 1911  (56 years)


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  • Name George H. Gress 
    Born 3 Oct 1854  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Interesting hotel, fire, 
    Occupation 1881  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mason 
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Hotel Keeper 
    Religion 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Public Service 8 Nov 1892  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Preston Fire Brigade 
    • From Minute Book of Preston Fire Brigade
    Occupation 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Hotel Keeper, Hotel 
    Religion 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-112238 
    Died 15 Sep 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Cause: Cause: Epileptic Convulsions (4 days) - Hypostatic Pneumonia (3 days) 
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I112238  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Henry Gress,   b. 12 Feb 1822, Trimbach, , Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1896, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Kanmacher,   b. 12 Feb 1821, Hohwiller, , Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1910, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 1849 
    Family ID F28409  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Soeder,   b. CALC 9 Jul 1858, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1910, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1879  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    Children 
     1. Rosa Magdalena Gress,   b. 23 Jun 1880, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1881, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Rosa Magdalene Gress,   b. CALC 23 Jun 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1881, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     3. Mabel Gress,   b. 1881, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mabel Mae Gress,   b. 5 Jan 1881, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1971, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     5. Charles Gress,   b. 1883, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Henry Gress,   b. 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Ada Gress,   b. 1886, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Ada Mary Gress,   b. Feb 1887, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F31839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • George Gress was first a mason but left the trade to partner with John Soeder, operating the Commercial Hotel in Preston. After three years the partnership ended and he leased the Market Hotel in Galt for 5 years. He then became proprietor of the Western Hotel (Overland Hotel) and 5 years and returned to Preston in 1899 to run the Commericial Hotel. He in 1871 joined the St. Lawrence Fire Company of the two Preston Fire Brigades. While in Galt he also served as assistant fire chief. He was chief of the Preston Fire Brigade 1892-1907.

      Cambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 8 Sep 1881.
      30 Aug 1881 Rosa Magdalene Gress, daughter of George H. Gress, died in Preston at age of 1 year, 2 months and 7 days.

    2. [S105] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1871, Pg. 65.

    3. [S297] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1881, Page 14.

    4. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 23 Page 14.

    5. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [Flat In Ground] Geo. Gress/ 1854 - 1922.

    6. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Section 2 Page 21.

    7. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:George Gress Gender:Male Birth Year:abt 1855 Birth Place:Preston Age at Death:56 Death Date:15 Sep 1911 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    8. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:George Gress Age:25 Birth Date:abt 1854 Birth Place:Preston Ontario Marriage Date:28 Jan 1879 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:Henry Gress Mother:Elizabeth Gress Spouse:Maria Sieder Spouse's Age:21 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1858 Spouse Birth Place:Doon Waterloo Township Spouse Father:John Sieder Spouse Mother:Margaretha Sieder

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Oct 1854 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jan 1879 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mason - 1881 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Preston Fire Brigade - 8 Nov 1892 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper, Hotel - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Epileptic Convulsions (4 days) - Hypostatic Pneumonia (3 days) - 15 Sep 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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