Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Rev. Johan Philip "Philip" Winkler

Rev. Johan Philip "Philip" Winkler

Male 1820 - 1913  (92 years)

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  • Name Johan Philip "Philip" Winkler 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 7 Dec 1820  , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1834  [1
    Immigration 1834  [4
    Occupation 1843  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    shoemaker 
    Historic Building 1848  44 Hawkesville Road, St. Jacobs, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • roots stem from the early German pioneers of the Evangelical Church. Missionaries travelled on horseback through dense woodlands to visit the isolated and lonely settlers who were eager to hear about the "Light" of life. This was around the time the foundations of St. Jacobs were being laid. Several families became keenly interested in the Evangelical Movement of the Methodist-type spiritual preaching. A class was soon formed and their homes were opened for proclaiming the Word. In 1848, a little log church was built on the site of our present cemetery and was the first church in the village. Rev. Philip Winkler, who played a very important role in establishing this church, was the first minister and Sunday School Superintendent
    Evangelical Church
    Evangelical Church
    44 Hawkesville Road, St. Jacobs, Ontario
    Interesting business, story, religion 
    Interesting story, religion, pioneer 
    Name Philip Winkler  [10, 11
    Occupation 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Evangelist 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Merchant 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Other Methodist 
    Naturalization 1862  [4
    Naturalization 1864  [1
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Minister 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Preacher 
    Residence 1906  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Income 
    Residence 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Evangelical Association 
    Retired 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-121 
    Died 5 Oct 1913  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8
    Buried Calvary United Brethern Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Person ID I121  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2021 

    Father George Jakob Winkler,   b. 31 May 1795, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1875  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Regina Dorothea Schneider,   b. 20 Oct 1797, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1877  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F3642  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Regina Christina Hauck,   b. 13 Apr 1825, , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1916, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1844  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 9, 13
    Children 
     1. Jacob Hauck Winkler,   b. 12 Mar 1845, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1924, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Juliana Winkler,   b. 20 Apr 1847, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1926, Gowanstown, Wallace Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Christina Winkler,   b. 23 Jul 1849, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1938  (Age 88 years)
     4. David Winkler,   b. 1850, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Margaret Winkler,   b. 16 Dec 1853, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1936, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. William Henry Winkler,   b. 28 Apr 1855, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1951, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     7. Mary Ann Winkler,   b. 9 Mar 1858, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1918, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     8. Regina Winkler,   b. 2 Jun 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1945, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     9. John Winkler,   b. 1867, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • St. Jacobs Evangelical Association Calvary United Church Begun: 1848

      A first church, of logs, was built in 1850 on land donated by Anthony Reitzel; the deed to the land is dated 1848. The church building was located in the southeast corner of the present cemetery. Philip Winkler, who travelled as far away as Ayton to conduct services, was the first preacher. A new white brick church was built in 1864 on the present site to replace the first log structure which had become too small. The new church was in use until 1914 when it was torn down to be replaced by the present red brick one. Dedication services for the new church were held from February 26 to March 1, 1915, with Bishop W. Horn of Cleveland, Ohio, president of the Canada Conference, officiating. Renovations and additions have been made since then to produce the distinctive structure of today.

      St. Jacobs was on the Elmira Circuit of the Evangelical Association which included Elmira (the home base of the Circuit), Flora (later Floradale) and North Woolwich. In the early 1890s St. Jacobs was in the North District of the Canada Conference of the Evangelical Association, and included Elmira and Woolwich. H. Dierlamm and Philip Winkler were pastors in 1890. Rev. A.Y. Haist was pastor in 1893-1894 also with Philip Winkler.

      On November 16, 1946 the Evangelical Church united with the United Brethren in Christ Church to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. When the Evangelical United Brethren joined the United Church on January 1, 1968, the church became a United Church and was joined with Floradale for a short time. Calvary was placed on a two-point charge with Conestogo United Church in June 1970.

      Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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      PHILIP WINKLER DIES IN ST. JACOBS

      St. Jacobs, Ont., Oct. 5-Rev. Philip Winkler, aged ninety-three years, died here this morning. He immigrated to Canada with his parents from Baden, Germany, eight years ago and resided in the county of Waterloo in and near St. Jacobs for nearly sixty-five years. He was one of the pioneers of Woolwich township, and the oldest surviving minister of the Canada Conference of the Evangelical Association.

      His wife, Regina Hauck, survives him, aged eighty-nine years, also a family of eight children, three sons and five daughters; Jacob of Waterloo, William, St. Jacobs; John; Markham, Mrs. F. G. Bender, Palmerston; Christina Reitzel, St. Jacobs, Mary Ann Voelker, Berlin, and Margaret and Regina at home. Rev. Mr. Winkler was married in the year 1844.
      The funeral will take place from his late residence, Young street, on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m., to the Evangelical church for service, thence to the Evangelical cemetery for interment. Friends will kindly omit sending flowers.


      Daily Telegraph 6 Oct 1913 pg 1

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      MARRIED SIXTY-SIX YEARS - Very few married people are permitted to live long enough in happy wedlock to celebrate the 66th anniversary of their wedding day, but such was the privilege enjoyed by Rev. and Mrs. Ph. Winkler who celebrated that event on New Years Day at their home, Yonge St., in the presence of some of their children, relatives and friends. It's just six years since they celebrated their "Diamond Wedding" when a large number of their near relatives and friends took part in the festivities. Since that time some of those who were present on that occasion have departed this life. However, Mr. and Mrs. Winkler are still enjoying pretty good health, Mr. Winkler who is now in his 89th year was a faithful minister of the Evangelical Association for many years, but retired from active service over 25 years ago. During the afternoon Mr. Winkler expressed his views on the future of the Jews, and other topics from the Bible. The many […clipping obscured] of our grand old man and his […clipping obscured] join in wishing them both […clipping obscured] of the day.

      Elmira Advertiser 1 Jan 1910

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-3 Page 12.

    2. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 1 Page 4.

    3. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 3, Pg. 21.

    4. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 16 Page 12.

    5. [S232] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Calvary United St. Jacobs 4585 Cemetery Internet Link.
      Rev. Philip Winkler / Born Dec. 7, 1820 - Died Oct. 5, 1913 / Aged 92 Yrs. 9 M. 28 D. / - / Regina Hauck / Wife of / Rev. Philip Winkler / Born Apr. 13, 1825 - Died May 21, 1916 / Aged 91 Yrs. 1 M. 8 D.

    6. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Dist. 8 Page 74.

    7. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), Obituary of Rev. Philip Winkler - 6 Oct 1913 pg 1.

    8. [S2173] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203401034/philip-winkler.

    9. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of The German Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Church, At Greenbush, Waterloo Township, Halton County, 1 Sept. 1843 to 1 July 1844 report 32.
      Philipp Winkler, Shoemaker, to Regina Hauk, both of Woolwich. Wit. Peter Muller Labourer and Michael Spies, Labourer, both of Woolwich.

    10. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Jacob H. Winkler Born: Woolwich Res: St. Jacobs Age: 21 Father: Philip Winkler Mother: Regine Hay Born: 1845 Spouse: Catherine Boehler Age: 19 born: Woolwich Res: Woolwich Born: 1847 Father: Christoph Boehler Mother: Hannah Hertling married 31 Jul 1866

    11. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Christina Winker Born: Woolwich Age: 21 Father: Philip Winkler Mother: Regina? Winkler Born: abt 1849 Spouse: Leon Reitzel Age: 21 born: Woolwich Father: Anthony Reitzel Mother: Elisabeth Reitzel married 5 Jul 1870 married: Waterloo

    12. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Sophia Miller - 7 May 1906.

    13. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), 11 Jan. 1894 p. 9, col. 2.
      St. Jacobs: - Golden Wedding. - On New year's day, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Winkler, celebrated their golden wedding. About sixty of their relatives were present....

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Dec 1820 - , Baden, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - shoemaker - 1843 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jan 1844 - Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 1848 - 44 Hawkesville Road, St. Jacobs, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelist - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Other Methodist - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Preacher - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1906 - St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical Association - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Oct 1913 - St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Calvary United Brethern Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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