Waterloo Region Generations
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Edward Roos

Male 1846 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Edward Roos 
    Born 1846  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cooper 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cooper 
    Occupation 1871  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cooper 
    Residence 1871  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Liveryman 
    Residence 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-118784 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I118784  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2024 

    Father Jacob Roos,   b. 1813, Dettwiller, Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1898, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Johanna Carolina "Caroline" Boehmer,   b. 29 Apr 1819, Obermiesau, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1875, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 1836  [3
    Family ID F33190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Ellen Reid,   b. 1848, St. George, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Nov 1870  [2, 4
    Children 
     1. Bell Lillie Roos,   b. 13 Oct 1872, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Alice Roos,   b. 1 Aug 1876, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Edward William Roos,   b. 1879, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Janet Roos,   b. 1882, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Hortence Roos,   b. 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Stanley Roos,   b. 1888, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F29806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In 1882 Edward Roos bought the lot which Charlton and Hurst now own and on the front portion now torn down, built a barn with dwelling above which his family occupied for years; and in rear of this barn he built a stable to hold about twenty horses. In addition to the driving horses kept for hire, Mr. Roos kept a cab which he turned out at weddings, etc. behind a fine well-dressed, well-groomed pair of horses driven by a man equipped always with a silk hat. He had a carryall for summer use, which the ball team hired to make their out-of-town trips, picnic parties hired to go to the lake, etc. and for winter he had his pleasure sleigh which accommodated a goodly number out for a sleigh ride.

      He always kept a couple of teams for hauling sand, stone, gravel and coal from the Grand Trunk to the Lower Mill, for movings and the rest of it, and taken together, Ed's revenues were sufficient to make him some money. As far as his single rigs were concerned one had to speak a week or two ahead to be sure of one to take the girl friend to some big dance, to the Aberfoyle Show, or other soul-stirring such-like events.

      Ed. Roos sold out to William O. Vanatter in 1893 and embarked in the Hotel business at St. George. In 1898 Van. sold out to Henry Sachs and Alex Roos who conducted the business under style: "Sachs & Roos" and they in turn sold about 1909 to Charles Haas, V.S., and John Sudden who carried on as "Haas and Sudden" until Dr. Haas left not long afterwards; and John Sudden continued for several years and then disposed of the property to Len. Evans and went to Galt....In the Gay Nineties, when everyone else seemed to be doing it, a lot of the young bloods of the Village got the notion it was high time they too got dressed up; and aided and abetted by John Albert Beattie who furnished the cloth and the accessories and Herman Liersch who made the clothes, a lot of them got themselves fitted out with frock coats, nice trousers, patent leather shoes, silk shirts, hats, nice canes, collars, neckties and gloves. The attendance at the churches increased, the number of strollers on our streets of a fine Sunday afternoon was perhaps then at its peak for Hespeler. And they looked fine!

      It so happened that many of these young chaps had been customers of Ed. Roos (hired a lot of rigs from him) and so when he was leaving, Ed. invited them to make up a party sometime and come to St. George to pay him a visit. It came Spring and a date was set while there was still good sleighing and about a dozen of them crawled into the Pleasure sleigh and away they went to St. George to see Ed; dolled up in all their finery. What a sight that must have been for the Natives of that lovely little Village that Sabbath afternoon, to see so many silk hats passing by along their street.

      What a boost it must have given Ed! Boy, that was really something.


      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

  • Sources 
    1. [S299] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1881, Page 9.

    2. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 3.

    3. [S894] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861, Sect. 10 Page 71.

    4. [S2771] aaaHespeler 1871, Sect. 1 Page 12.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1846 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cooper - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cooper - 1871 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cooper - 1871 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Liveryman - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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