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

Rev. William Kloepfer

Male 1849 - 1909  (60 years)


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  • Name William Kloepfer 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 8 Oct 1849  Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Christened 14 Oct 1849  Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Laborer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Priest 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Priest 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Roman Catholic 
    Residence 1897  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kitchener,Kloepfer,William-residence-busyberlin1897.jpg
    Kitchener,Kloepfer,William-residence-busyberlin1897.jpg
    Residence of Rev. Wm. Koepfer C. R. D. D. - From: Busy Berlin Jubilee Souvenir 1897, published by Berlin News-Record
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    parish priest and professor 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-134892 
    Died 3 Dec 1909  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I134892  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 

    Father Jacobus "Jacob" Kloepfer,   b. 12 Feb 1808, Bühl, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1885, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Monica Winter,   b. 3 May 1812, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1877, Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 22 Jul 1840  Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F18563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church

      The first Catholic missionaries in the area were Father James W. Campion, Father Cassidy and Father John Cullen - beginning c.1828. They were followed by the St. Agatha missionaries, Fathers John Louis Wiriath (1834-1837) and Peter Schneider (1838-1844), but it was Father Simon Sanderl (1844-1848), also from St. Agatha, who organized the construction of a church. The deed for the land, located on the northwest corner of Duke and Guelph (now Dolph) Streets and purchased from the Erb brothers (for five shillings), was dated March 9, 1846, but it is thought that building actually began in 1844. The new church was reported to be "perhaps the only substantial Catholic church west of Toronto" (Spetz 1916: 139).

      Services were held more or less monthly for many years as priests were in short supply and had to be shared by other congregations. Regular monthly services began in February 1882 with the arrival of Father William Kloepfer of Berlin who looked after Preston as well. Then, beginning in 1889 Preston and Hespeler became missions of Galt. Finally, on March 25, 1905, Preston received its own resident pastor, Rev. Jonas Lenhard. By now it had become apparent that a new and larger church was definitely needed but it was not until January 1907, when Father William Gehl was pastor, that land further along Duke Street was purchased. The cornerstone for the present church was laid September 4, 1911, and the basement of the building was ready for use the following year. The basement continued in use for services until the church was completely finished in 1922. The old church had been torn down in the summer of 1915. Fire on December 26, 1971 caused considerable damage, but the church was not damaged structurally. Repairs were made and the church was rededicated on June 25, 1972.

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div2 pg 89.

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, a-2 pg 5.

    3. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 46.

    4. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div. 8 Page 59.

    5. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 45.

    6. [S91] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Maryhill - St. Boniface Roman Catholic [found cited on various sources on the internet and family histories].

    7. [S2173] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/140506599/william-kloepfer.

    8. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, A-2 pg 5.

    9. [S2170] New York Marriages, 1686-1980, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00917-9 , System Origin: New York-EASy , GS Film number: 928700.
      Jacobus Kloepfer Spouse's Name:Monica Winter Event Date:22 Jul 1840 Event Place:Buffalo, Erie, New York Father's Name:Jacobi Kloepfer Mother's Name:Catharinae Krumholz Spouse's Father's Name:Gregorii Winter Spouse's Mother's Name:Franciscae Kloepfer

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Oct 1849 - Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 14 Oct 1849 - Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Roman Catholic - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Priest - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Roman Catholic - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Priest - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Roman Catholic - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1897 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - parish priest and professor - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Dec 1909 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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