Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Johann David "David" Thaler

Johann David "David" Thaler[1, 2]

Male 1817 - 1912  (94 years)

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  • Name Johann David "David" Thaler 
    Born 12 May 1817  Moehringen, Neckar, Wuerttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Christened Moehringen, Neckar, Wuerttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Immigration 1830  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Name David Thaler 
    Occupation 1839  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    printer 
    Residence 1840  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Evangelical 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Evangelical 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Eangelical 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-142820 
    Died 12 Feb 1912  Mannheim, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I142820  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father George Adam Thaler,   b. 17 Feb 1785,   d. 7 Oct 1864  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Regina Guenther,   b. 5 Aug 1780, of, Moehringen, Neckar, Wuerttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1829, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 7 Aug 1810  Moehringen, Neckar, Wuerttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 14
    Family ID F24272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rosina Mader,   b. 11 May 1823, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1869, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1839  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Children 
     1. John Thaler,   b. 9 Mar 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1918, Elmwood, Bruce County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Katharina "Catherine" Thaler,   b. 16 Nov 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1887, Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     3. Jacob Thaler,   b. 9 Apr 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1919  (Age 76 years)
     4. Mary Thaler,   b. 27 Mar 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1911, Bennington, Wyoming, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     5. David M. Thaler,   b. 16 Nov 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1932, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Salome Thaler,   b. 27 Feb 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1921, Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Caroline Thaler,   b. 6 Jun 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1878  (Age 24 years)
     8. Heinrich "Henry" Thaler,   b. CALC 28 Jul 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1875, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)
     9. Simon M. Thaler,   b. 17 Sep 1857, Williamsburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1924, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     10. Louisa M. Thaler,   b. 5 Nov 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1938  (Age 78 years)
     11. George Adam Thaler,   b. 30 Oct 1861, Williamsburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Andrew Thaler,   b. 6 Aug 1864, Williamsburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1946, Compeer, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F3201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Heinrich "Henry" Thaler,   b. CALC 28 Jul 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1875, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F255183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 ?,   b. CA 1818,   d. Bef 1871  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Children 
     1. David Thaler,   b. 1184, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sally Thaler,   b. 1850, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Caroline Thaler,   b. 1853, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Henry Thaler,   b. 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Simon Thaler,   b. 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Louisa Thaler,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Adam Thaler,   b. 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Andrew Thaler,   b. 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F273954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 May 1817 - Moehringen, Neckar, Wuerttemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - - Moehringen, Neckar, Wuerttemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1830 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - printer - 1839 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Sep 1839 - Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1840 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Eangelical - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, 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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  • Photos
    David Thaler and Rosina Mader
    David Thaler and Rosina Mader

  • Notes 
    • David Thaler of Mannheim Dies In 96th Year Many Descendants

      At nine o'clock yesterday morning, the death occurred at Mannheim, of David Thaler, in his 96th year, after a residence in the county of over eighty-three years. Born in Germany, deceased came to Canada when a lad of thirteen years, settling on a farm in the vicinity of Berlin. When fifteen years of age, he suffered from a form of hip disease, which left him lame. For a number of years after he followed the printer's trade later returning to the farm, where he spent the balance of his life.

      At the age of twenty-two, he was married to Rosina Mader, who predeceased him about forty-three years ago, dying very suddenly in Berlin. Thirty years ago he retired from the farm, living since with his sons, and later at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Hallman, where death overtook him.

      Six sons and two daughters survive him, namely, John of Elmwood, Jacob of Bagley, Iowa; David of Centreville; Simon of Breslau; Andrew of Berlin; Mrs. William Morley of Listowel and Mrs. Joseph Hallman, of Mannheim. Two sons and two daughters predeceased him. 125 grandchildren, 200 great grandchildren, 50 of the fourth, and some of the fifth generation also survive.

      Although past his allotted four score years and ten, the late Mr. Thaler was not a victim of many of the infirmities that overtake those of his age, and even though lame, he often enjoyed long walks, a walk of five miles in one day, not appearing to tire him greatly. His intellect was clear and his mind filled with pleasant bits of the early history of the county, that made a chat with him a delight for those interested in the early pioneer days. The funeral will take place from the residence of his daughter, Mannheim, to the New Mennonite Church, Berlin, for service and Mount Hope Cemetery for burial.

      The Berliner 16 Feb 1912 pg 1


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      David according to family lore was involved with hauling wheat from Waterloo Township to Dundas, Ontario. On one trip in the winter he fell asleep and the horses followed the other teams that he was with. He suffered from the the cold and was taken to a hotel to warm. He developed a hip affliction and afterwards always wore high boots and with one of them with a 4 to 5 inch heel and sole to conpensate for the now shorter leg.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 9 Sep 1869.
      Rosina Thaler died 7 Sep 1869 in Berlin, wife of David, 45 yrs, 3 mths, 26 days.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 9 Dec 1875.
      Died 28 Nov 1875 In Waterloo Township, Heinrich, son of David Thaler, died at the age of 20 years, 4 months.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 20.
      David THALER Farmer Birthplace: Germany Age 35 EV b. 12-May
      Rosina THALER Birthplace: Germany Age 29 EV b. 11-May
      John THALER Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 12 EV b. 9-Mar
      Katharina THALER Birthplace: Canada Age 11 EV b. 16-Nov
      Jacob THALER Birthplace: Canada Age 9 EV b. 9-Apr
      Maria THALER Birthplace: Canada Age 27 EV b. 27-Mar
      David THALER Birthplace: Canada Age 4 EV b. 16-Nov
      Salomea THALER Birthplace: Canada Age 1 EV b. 27-Feb
      Christoph FREABLE Labourer Birthplace: Germany Age 37 EV b. 15-Aug

    4. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 13.

    5. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 1.

    6. [S1901] Germany, Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00185-8 System Origin: Germany-EASy Source Film Number: 1055883.
      Johann David Thaler Baptism/Christening Date: 15 May 1817 Baptism/Christening Place: Birth Date: 12 May 1817 Birthplace: Moehringen, Neckar, Wuerttemberg Father's Name: Georg Adam Thaler Mother's Name: Regina Guenther

    7. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 11 Page 83.

    8. [S2357] The Thaler Family in Germany and North America, pg 13.

    9. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 10 Page 73.

    10. [S2746] aaaaWaterloo Township 1871, Sect. 1 Page 48.

    11. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 26 Oct 1839:38.
      24 Sep 1839 David Thaler, printer, m. Spinster Rosiana Maeder, both of Waterloo Tp.

    12. [S17] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Der Morgenstern (1839-1841), 3 Oct 1839.
      Rosina Mader & David Thaler, both of Waterloo T'p. were married by Rev. F. W. Bindemann.

    13. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 19.

    14. [S1902] Church Records - Wuettemberg, Moehringen - Parish register of baptisms, marriages, burials, confirmations and family registers for Möhringen (auf den Fildern), Württemberg, Germany.
      Groom's Name: Georg Adam Thaler Groom's Birth Date: 17 Feb 1785 Bride's Name: Regina Günther Bride's Birth Date: 05 Aug 1780 Marriage Date: 07 Aug 1810 Groom's Father's Name: Friedrich Thaler Groom's Mother's Name: Anna Maria Mezger Bride's Father's Name: David Günther Bride's Mother's Name: Catharina Waker Groom's Marital Status: Single Bride's Marital Status: Widowed Bride's Previous Husband's Name: Samuel Ulmer