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

John Lein[1, 2]

Male 1823 - 1908  (85 years)


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  • Name John Lein 
    Born 17 Jun 1823  , Hessia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    2 storey log house 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-114140 
    Died 18 Oct 1908  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 9
    Buried Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I114140  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father John Henry Lein,   b. Abt 1790, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F6970  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Brechibiehl,   b. 1 Dec 1831, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1906, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1848  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Caroline Lein,   b. 1847, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Christina Lein,   b. 22 Sep 1851, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1929, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Catherine Lein,   b. 17 Oct 1851, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1873  (Age 21 years)
     4. Philippine Lein,   b. CALC 23 Jan 1852, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1860, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 8 years)
     5. Mary Lein,   b. CALC 1 Apr 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 4 years)
     6. Lydia Lein,   b. 5 Jun 1858, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1934, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Philip Lein,   b. 29 Jan 1860, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1937, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Emma Lein,   b. 28 Jul 1863, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1942  (Age 79 years)
     9. Mary Lein,   b. 1864, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. John B. Lein,   b. 5 Mar 1864, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1921, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     11. William B. Lein,   b. 1866, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Marion Lein,   b. 1870, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F6969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • At the ripe old age of 85 years and 4 months one of the pioneer citizens of the township was called from temporal to eternal life last Sunday forenoon, in the person of Mr. John Lein. Deceased was born in Hessia, Germany in 1823, came to America when a young man, settled near Heidelberg where he became acquainted with and married a Miss Brechbiehl who predeceased him several years ago. After residing a number of years near Heidelberg, the young couple removed to the farm about a mile east of Elmira, now occupied by Mr. David S. Brubacher. Here they lived 28 years and removed to Elmira 13 years ago. Five children survive him, all of whom are residents of this district. They are Mrs. Henry Zilliax, Mrs. David Hollinger, Philip, John, Mary Ann of Elmira and Mrs. L. Hollinger of St. Jacobs. The departed was known as a man of many good qualities. He was a quiet disposition, a kind father and a respected citizen. He was remarkably hardy for his age and was up to the day of his death, in good health. Sunday morning he arose as usual, and while attending to his household duties was seized with a spell of dizziness, the effect of heart failure, which resulted in death before noon. The funeral took place Wednesday and was largely attended.

      Elmira Signet 22 Oct 1908

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      Death of John Lein. -
      One of the eldest residents of the village passed away quite unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 15th in the person of Mr. John Lein. Deceased got up in the morning as usual and did some work around the house. About nine o'clock he complained of not feeling well. He laid down and after a while fell into what seemed a natural sleep, but shortly before twelve o'clock he suddenly expired without regaining consciousness. Deceased has lived in Elmira over thirteen years. Six children survive, namely Mary Ann, who iived with her father, Mrs. Henry Zilliax town, Mrs. L. Hollinger, St. Jacobs, Mrs. David Hollinger, Philip and John, Elmira.

      The Chronicle Telegraph 29 Oct 1908, p. 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 11714-85.
      David HOLLINGER, 24, blacksmith, Woolwich, Elmira, s/o Jacob HOLLINGER & Eva NACHGARD, married Emma LEIN, 23, Woolwich, Elmira, d/o John LEIN & Cath RUCHBIEHL (Brechbiehl?), witn: John LEIN & Maggie KLINCK, both of Elmira, 6 Oct 1885 at Elmira (Lutheran)

    2. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 010905-77.
      Henry Zilliax, 23, occ. Hotel Keeper, b. Woolwich, res. Glenallan, S/O Adam & Elizabeth, Married Christine Lein, 26, b. Woolwich, res. Glenallan, D/O John & Catherine, Witn: Henry Miller & Mrs. Warnike, Both Of Elmira, 25 Feb 1877 At Woolwich Twp

    3. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 16.

    4. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Div pg 19.

    5. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 29436-1908.
      John Lein, d. 18 Oct 1908 Elmira, b. 17 Jun 1823 Germany, s/o John Henry Lein (b. Germany)

    6. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 14.

    7. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 2 Page 19.

    8. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obiturary of John Lein - 22 Oct 1908.

    9. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/88509868.

    10. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner report 120.
      John Cini?, to Catharine Brichhill. 20 Feb. 1848

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jun 1823 - , Hessia, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Feb 1848 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2 storey log house - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Oct 1908 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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