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Conrad Stroh

Male 1811 - 1899  (88 years)


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  • Name Conrad Stroh 
    Born 3 Oct 1811  Lehrbach, District Of Alsfeld, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story, sports 
    Immigration Sep 1837  New York City, New York, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1839  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1840  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1848  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    yeoman 
    Occupation 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-115896 
    Died 13 Oct 1899  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I115896  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2020 

    Father Johann Yost "John" Stroh,   b. Abt 1783, Of, Lehrbach, District Of Alsfeld, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1861  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Anna Catherine Hahn,   b. 20 Aug 1786, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F20673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Maria "Mary" Oswald,   b. 23 Apr 1821, Wilgartswiesen, Rhein-Baiern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1894, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 9 Jul 1839  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Catharine Stroh,   b. 1840, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1900, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Yost O. Stroh,   b. 1 Oct 1841, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1919, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Jacob Oscar Stroh,   b. 21 Aug 1843, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1928, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Elizabeth Stroh,   b. 4 Apr 1845, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1848, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     5. Maria "Mary" Stroh,   b. 19 May 1850, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1906, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     6. George O. Stroh,   b. 1 Oct 1852, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1926  (Age 73 years)
     7. Carl O. "Charles" Stroh,   b. 1 Sep 1855, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1949, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F29229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • November 10, 1899

      Death of One of the First Settlers of Woolwich


      On Friday the 13th ult., there died at the home of his son George east of the village of Conestogo, Mr. Conrad Stroh, one of the old pioneers of Woolwich. Deceased was born in Lehrbach Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, Oct 3rd, 1811 and was consequently a little over 88 years old when he died. With his three brothers he left the Vaterland and after a voyage of 47 days reached America and came on to Berlin, where he made his home for a short time. Here he was married by Rev. Bindemann, in 1839 to Miss Annie Marie Oswald who shared his joys and sorrows for some 55 years and predeceased him about 5 years. Afterwards he took up land near West Montrose and a little later a couple of miles east of Elmira and finally he got possession of the homestead opposite the junction of the Conestogo and Grand rivers, where by preserving energy and thrift he and his partner in life succeeded in carving out of the rich virgin forest a comfortable home. Here he spent the remainder of his life with the exception of a few years prior to the death of his wife when they lived in Conestogo. Deceased enjoyed robust health until about a year and a half ago when he had a severe attack of the grippe from which he recovered but which left him in much feebler condition. A few weeks ago he was taken sick and gradually sank until released by death. During this time he had the best attention and care from his son and daughter-in-law for which he expressed his gratitude during his last days.

      Deceased possessed many good qualities and as a mark of esteem his remains were followed to their last resting place in the Lutheran cemetery at Conestogo by a large concourse of relatives, neighbours and friends. He was one of the founders and a life long member of the Lutheran congregation at Conestogo [St. Matthews] and a staunch Liberal in politics. He leaves behind him four sons and two daughters, all married, 28 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren also three brothers, Yost of Woolwich aged about 77 years, Henry of Waterloo aged 81 years and John of Berlin aged nearly 91 years.

      Woolwich at the Turn of the Century: 1900, (Woolwich Historical Foundation, Woolwich Township, Ontario, Canada, October 2001), p. 42

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      CONRAD STROH was one of the mighty hunters of by-gone days. He lived on the banks of the Grand River, about one mile east of Conestogo, and died at the good old age of 87 some eight years ago. Conrad was an unerring marksman, and when he pulled the trigger of the old flint lock the bullet sped with undeviating accuracy to the objective point. A friend and companion of Conrad's was Jacob Benner, of West Montrose, who was also a Nimrod who had won his reputation by practical and visible results. He, too, was a keen-sighted marksman and prided himself on never missing his aim. Although the two were fast friends there existed a little good-natured rivalry between them regarding the supremacy of marksmanship. One day a test of skill was determined on. Each was to fire at a spot on a certain. tree. Both fired, but on examination only one bullet hole was found. Both claimed it, and a dispute arose which cooled their friendship and threatened an open rupture. In those days the settlers made their own bullets and lead was scarce. Some days afterwards Benner, passing the spot where the trial had taken place, thought to save the lead by cutting out the ball embedded in the tree. Imagine his surprise when he found both bullets in the one hole. Benner communicated the discovery to his friend and the warm comradeship was resumed that was never afterwards broken.

      Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906) pg 26

  • Sources 
    1. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 3 Page 5.

    2. [S1581] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851 Agricutural, Div. 2, Pg. 31.

    3. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 9.

    4. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 20 Jul 1839:30.
      9 Jul 1839 Rev. F.W. Bindemann m. Conrad Stroh to Spr Maria Oswald, both of Waterloo Tp.

    5. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 9 May 1840:4.
      30 Apr 1840 The family of Conrad Stroh of Berlin was blessed with a daughter.

    6. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library, #4 pg 160.
      Elisabeth Stroh, daughter of Conrad, yeoman of Woolwich and Maria Oswald, died 18 Sep 1848, buried 20 sep 1848, aged 3y, 5m, 14d, cause: dysentery

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Oct 1811 - Lehrbach, District Of Alsfeld, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Sep 1837 - New York City, New York, USA. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1839 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jul 1839 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1840 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - yeoman - 1848 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1851 - 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 MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1899 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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