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

Martin Goetz[1]

Male Cal 1827 - 1895  (~ 68 years)

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  • Name Martin Goetz 
    Born CALC 14 Aug 1827  Soufflenheim, District of Haguenau, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    RC 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-118192 
    Died 8 Nov 1895  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Old Walled St. Boniface Cemetery, Maryhill, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I118192  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Mathias Goetz,   b. Abt 1800, of, Soufflenheim, District of Haguenau, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Magdalena Kormann,   b. Abt 1800, of, Soufflenheim, District of Haguenau, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F44684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria Josephine Lehman,   b. Abt 1819, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Oct 1855  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1848  St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, Maryhill, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Martin Goetz,   b. 1847, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1903, Kenilworth, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Joseph Goetz,   b. 1848, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Magdalene Goetz,   b. 1851, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ignatus "Ignace" Goetz,   b. 12 Dec 1853, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F8236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Ann Haus,   b. CALC 25 Dec 1836, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1900, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1855  [10
    Children 
     1. Theresa Goetz,   b. 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Rosalie Goetz,   b. CALC 15 Jan 1857, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1886, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
     3. Mary Theresa Goetz,   b. 2 Jul 1859, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934  (Age 74 years)
     4. Philamenta Goetz,   b. 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Caroline Goetz,   b. 1864, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Marcus Hans,   b. 1865, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Agatha Goetz,   b. 1866, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Henry St. Bonifatius Goetz,   b. 8 Jan 1869, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1911  (Age < 41 years)
     9. Magdalen Hans,   b. 1875, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F14441  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 14 Aug 1827 - Soufflenheim, District of Haguenau, Alsace, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Feb 1848 - St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, Maryhill, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - 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 MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 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 MapsReligion - RC - 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 - 8 Nov 1895 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Walled St. Boniface Cemetery, Maryhill, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Martin Goetz & Mary Haus grave stone
    Martin Goetz & Mary Haus grave stone
    Old Walled Cemetery, St. Boniface RC Church, Maryhill, Ontario

  • Notes 
    • His most difficult and troublesome undertaking was the payment of the debt for the new church. At every step he had to listen to all the mistakes, real and imaginary, of his predecessors. At that time the years of bad harvests and poor markets had not quite passed. However, perseverance and his unruffled good nature gradually overcame all difficulties. On his rounds for subscriptions to the new church Father Foerster came to Martin Goetz, a good man, who subscribed $100.00 without coaxing. This man said that he had subscribed $4.00 to the first church built in 1847-48, but that the payment caused him no end of worry and work to get the $4.00, while the $100.00 subscribed now would not trouble him. In those early days cash was extremely scarce, because trade was almost entirely carried on by barter.

      The Catholic Church in Waterloo County, Book I, Rev. Theobald Spetz

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      Obituary - Martin Goetz

      After lengthy suffering from consumption, Martin Goetz died on November 8th in Woolwich at age of 68 years, 2 months and 25 days. He was born in Sufflenheim in Alsace, lost his mother when he was 3 years of age, and his father when he was 9 years old. A friend took the orphaned child in and provided him with some education. At the age of 15, he left this place, because it didn't please him and wandered around the world alone. At the age of 20, he married a girl of the same age and emigrated to America with his wife. He came to Canada and settled in Woolwich, in the forest 2 miles east of the spot where West Montrose is now located. That was in the autumn of 1847. He constructed a log hut, where he spent the winter. Since he had brought only a small amount of money with him, he soon lacked food and when spring arrived, he was forced to seek help. He found work with the Old Mennonites in and around Bloomingdale, and had employment with them the entire summer.

      Monday mornings he left his cabin and Saturday evenings he went home with a load of food which he had to carry 7 or 8 miles.

      He and one of his neighbours carried the first plough which they used 6 miles on their shoulders to the place, because there still wasn't any road through the forest. Gradually, things began to go better. When he had been on the land for 6 years, however, his wife died and left behind 4 children, which, of course, was a hard blow for him. He married for a second time and had 9 children from this marriage.

      He took a great interest in churches and schools and whenever there was anything that needed to be done in these areas, he was always called upon for advice. He was a councillor in his church for over 20 years and only resigned from the office recently. For 25 years, he was Justice of the Peace. He is survived by his second wife and 7 children (4 sons and 3 daughters), as well as 47 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Six children have pre-deceased him. The two oldest sons, Martin & Joseph, have large farms in Arthur township; Joseph is a member of the township council; the third son has a wagon-building business in Nichol township; the youngest brother is on the old homestead. The oldest sister is in West Branch, Michigan, where her husband, Stephan Wieges, has a butcher and grocery shop.

      The funeral took place on November 11th, his name day, in New Germany, and was attended by a large crowd of mourners. Very Reverend Father Foerster conducted a solemn requiem mass and touching sermon in which he stressed the exemplary life and zealous works of the deceased. May he rest in peace!


      Berliner Journal November 28, 1895 Page 4 Column 6

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Michael Brohman Born: Canada Age: 25 Father: Gotlib Brohman Mother: Catharine Brohman Born: abt 1852 Spouse: Rosalia Goetz Age: 20 born: Canada Father: Martin Goetz Mother: Mary Ann Goetz married 9 Jan 1877 married: Waterloo, New Germany

    2. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 1 Pg 6.
      Martin GATES Farmer born F. Ontario Roman Catholic 24
      Shusan GATES born F. Ontario Roman Catholic 23
      Martin GATES born Canada Roman Catholic 4
      Joseph GATES born F. Ontario Roman Catholic 3

    3. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 4 Page 45.

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of Martin Goetz - November 28, 1895.

    5. [S93] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Old Walled St. Boniface Roman Catholic - www.findagrave. com.

    6. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 29.

    7. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, District 10 Page 94.

    8. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 1 Pg 6.

    9. [S91] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Maryhill - St. Boniface Roman Catholic [found cited on various sources on the internet and family histories], Rev. Bernard Fritsch.
      Martin Goetz, s/o Mathias Goetz & Magdalena Kormann married 7 Feb 1848 to Josephine Lemann d/o Ignatus Lehman & Catharina Hug, witnesses: Andreas Klein & Hieronymus Haus, Kormann from Alsace

    10. [S91] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Maryhill - St. Boniface Roman Catholic [found cited on various sources on the internet and family histories], Rev. John B. Baumgaertner.
      Martin Goetz (widower of Josepha Lehman) married 9 Oct 1855 to Maria Anna Haus d/o Hieronimus & Maria Anna Schwoob. witnesses: Hieronimus Haus, Francis Schnurr, Theresa Haus.