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Henry Steuernagel

Henry Steuernagel[1, 2]

Male 1837 - 1907  (69 years)

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  • Name Henry Steuernagel 
    Born 2 Dec 1837  Ober Breidenbach, Ober Breidenbach, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Christened 10 Dec 1837  Ober Breidenbach, Ober Breidenbach, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1850  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1865  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Naturalization 1870  [3
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Labourer 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    -- 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Teamster 
    Occupation 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Stage Driver 
    Residence 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Livery 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-114072 
    Died 8 Oct 1907  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Person ID I114072  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father Balthasar Steuernagel,   b. Abt 1800, of, Ober Breidenbach, Ober Breidenbach, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Anna Margaret "Margaret" Schwarz,   b. Abt 1800, Of, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F41241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gertrude Maurer,   b. 1 Sep 1845, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1926, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1865  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Ludwina Steuernagel,   b. 1865, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. George Steuernagel,   b. 26 Aug 1866, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1931, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. William Steuernagel,   b. 1 Sep 1870, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1924, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     4. Jacob Steuernagel,   b. 1874, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. James Steuernagel,   b. 12 May 1874, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1890, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     6. Mary Steuernagel,   b. 2 Jan 1876, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Henry Steuernagel,   b. 17 Oct 1878, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1900, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     8. Friedrich "Frederick" Steuernagel,   b. 25 Jun 1881, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1883, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F24969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Henry Steuernagel - 1903
    Henry Steuernagel - 1903

  • Notes 
    • Once can scarcely conceive of the modern travelling facilities, disappointing as they may, in this rapid age, sometimes, be, without thinking of the days of the stage coach. To-day the fine railroad coaches, proof against wind and weather and conducted by obliging officials, carry passengers and mail twice daily towards the Grand Truck and C.P.R. [Canadian Pacific Railway] main roads, while formerly - only a dozen years ago - the only regular means of reaching a railway was by stage coach travelling daily a distance of ten miles and return. Waterloo was then the nearest point of connection with the G.T.R. Rain or shine, cold or warm, the Elmira stage, after having previously gathered the mail and conveyed passengers to and from Floradale, Yatton and Glenallan, left Elmira each morning and returned each night. For many years, few days, indeed, passed, on which the familiar figure of Mr. Henry Steuernagel, the veteran stage-driver, might not be seen on the front seat, on very busy days on the dash-board, of the old stage coach. His duties were exacting and the orders he carried in his memory were many. Mr. Steuernagel is one of the oldest residents of Elmira, residing here since 1855.

      Enterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903.

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      Local News Items: Mr. Henry Steurernagel, of this place, received word on Tuesday last that his brother, Christian Steuernagel, of Maryborough, had died from the effects of a sunstroke. Deceased was aged about 60 years.

      Elmira Signet 22 June 1893 p. 4, col. 1

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      In the early fifties Henry Stuernagel of Elmira ran a stage between Glenallen and Berlin. He was known as "Unser Fritz" and in forty years seldom missed a day.

      A History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937

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      The grim reaper has held harvest in our village and has called away three of our oldest citizens, viz Mr. Hy. Steuernagel, Mr. Ludwig Stumpf,
      and Mrs. Hy. Hahn. The former was, perhaps, as widely known in this district as any of our inhabitants having emi-grated to America, from Hesse Darmstadt, in 1851, and locating here in 1853 when Elmira consisted of but a few log houses clustered around a cross-road He was of a genial disposition and soon gained friends. In 1865 he was married to Gertrude Maurer who proved to be a true help meet and who now survives him. For many years he had charge of the Glenallan. Elmira and Waterloo stage discharging his duties faithfully and frequently inconvieniencing himself for the comfort of his passengers. It was not an unusual occurrence to see him perched on the dashboard of his stage coach when the interior was filled with passengers. A number of years ago he met with an accident which incapacitated him for his usual occupation. Though of hearty a robust constitution, his health had gradually failed until his friends realized that it could be only a matter of time when the final call would Tuesday morning when come. he arose from his bed he was seized with heart failure and expired almost immediately. He leaves a widow and four children, viz: Lydia. Mrs. Thos. O'- Connor, Haysland, Geo. of Ann Harbor, Mich., Wm. of Elmira; and Mary, Mrs. Wm. McDanald of Hamilton. Of late deceased has been a faithful member of St. Pauls Lutheran church, the pastor of which, Rev. Graupner will conduct the funeral ser- vices which are to be held on Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 22 May 1890.
      May 10, 1890 James Steuernagel, son of H. Steuernagel, died in Elmira at age of 15 years, 11 months & 29 days.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 10 Jan 1884.
      Dec. 30, 1883 Friedrich Steuernagel, son of H. Steuernagel, died in Elmira at age of 2 years, 6 months and 5 days.

    3. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 16.

    4. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 14.

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2 Page 5.

    6. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Name: Gertrude Maurer Birth Place: Germany Residence: Wellesley Township Age: 19 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846 Father Name: Frederick Mother Name: Gertrude Spouse Name: H. Stevernagel Spouse's Age: 26 Spouse Birth Year: abt 1839 Spouse Birth Place: Hessen Spouse Residence: Elmira Spouse Father Name: Balthaser Spouse Mother Name: Margaret Marriage Date: 6 Jun 1865 Marriage County or District: Waterloo

    7. [S2057] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1891, Pg. 13.

    8. [S1901] Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898, System Origin: Germany-EASy , GS Film Number: 1195564 , Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C92642-4.
      Heinrich Steuernagel b. 2 Dec 1837, Chr. 10 Dec 1837, Christening Place: Evangelisch, Ober Breidenbach, Oberhessen, Hesse-Darmstadt Father's Name: Balthaser Steuernagel Mother's Name: Anna Margaretha Schwarz

    9. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      S/ James/ Steuernagel/ Born May 12, 1874/ Died May 10, 1890/ Aged 15 Yrs. 11 Mos. 29 Dys./ Henry Steuernagel/ Born Oct.17, 1878/ Died Feb. 17, 1900/ Aged 21 Yrs. 4 Mos./
      [Back] S/ Henry Steuernagel/ Born Dec.2, 1837/ Died Oct. 8, 1907/ Aged 69 Yrs. 10 Mos. 6 Dys/ Blessed Are Those Servants, Whom The Lord When/ He Cometh Shall Find Watching. Verily I Say Unto You,/ That He Shall Gird Himself, And Make Them To Sit Down/ To Meat, And Will Come Forth And Serve Them. Luke 12; 37/ .His Wife/ Gertrude Maurer/ Died Mar. 22, 1926/ Aged 80 Yrs. 6 Mos. 21 Dys./ Steuernagel./
      [A] Henry [B] James

    10. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93042231.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Dec 1837 - Ober Breidenbach, Ober Breidenbach, , Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 Dec 1837 - Ober Breidenbach, Ober Breidenbach, , Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1850 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1865 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jun 1865 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - -- - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teamster - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Stage Driver - 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Livery - 1901 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Oct 1907 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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