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Wilhelm W. "William" Fischer

Wilhelm W. "William" Fischer

Male 1834 - 1913  (79 years)

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  • Name Wilhelm W. "William" Fischer 
    Born 27 May 1834  Oehnsbach, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Name William W. Fischer 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    labourer 
    Occupation 1870  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    farmer 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    RC 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Roman Catholic 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-148007 
    Died Aug 1913  Chepstow, Greenock Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I148007  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 

    Father Philip Fischer,   b. 1801, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Caroline Wilhelm,   b. 29 Feb 1812, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1870, Strasburg (Kitchener) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Family ID F8404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ottilla Braun,   b. 24 Sep 1836, Oehnsbach, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1921, Chepstow, Greenock Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1855  [3
    Children 
     1. Joseph Fischer,   b. 1856, Strasburg (Kitchener) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Peter Fischer,   b. 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth Fischer,   b. 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. George B. Fischer,   b. Jun 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1939, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     5. Mary Fischer,   b. 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. William Fischer,   b. 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Annie Fischer,   b. 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Catherine Agnes Fischer,   b. 1868, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Agnes Fischer,   b. 19 Sep 1870, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. John Fischer,   b. 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Rev. Anthony Fischer,   b. 19 Mar 1874, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Magdalena Fischer,   b. Dec 1876, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Jacob Fischer,   b. 1878, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F36982  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    William Fischer & Ottilia Braun
    William Fischer & Ottilia Braun
    https://www.uoguelph.ca/~cfischer/fischer/images/sb1d.htm
    William Fischer
    William Fischer
    Ancestry Public Member Tree 2015

  • Notes 
    • William Fischer, a respected and appreciated citizen of our small town passed away at home in his sleep after lengthy suffering and weakness due to old age. The deceased first saw the light of the world on 27, May, 1834 in Oehnsbach, Baden, Germany. At the age of one year he came to Canada with his parents. Their first home in this land was near Dundas. Later his parents acquired a farm at Strasburg. After he grew up the departed passed exams to become a teacher and shared his knowledge for two years in the school at Williamsburg (near Berlin) and then he devoted himself to agriculture. On November 6th, 1855 he married Ottilia Braun who at the age of seventeen emigrated from Oehnsbach. The young couple lived on a farm south of Strasburg and in 1881 moved to Chepstow. For approximately the last 15 years he was retired in Chepstow. In 1905 they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren. Of 17 children, 12 are still living, Joseph in Guelph, Peter and Elizabeth (Mrs McNab) in Chepstow, Maria (Mrs Waechter) in Formosa, George in Berlin, Anne (Mrs Lang) in Chepstow, Sister Rita Paul and Sister M. Irene in Buffalo, John in Montana, the Very Rt. Rev. Anthony in Waterloo, Lena (Mrs Dietrich) in St. Agatha, and Jacob in Michigan. All except two sons from the United States attended the funeral. The solemn requiem funeral service was held Friday morning in the Catholic church. The very Rev. A.J. Fischer lead the service and was assisted by the Rev. P.J. Meyer from Mildmay (Deacon) and the Very Rev. R. Haller from Waterloo (Sub Deacon) and the Rev. A. Montag from Diemerton (Master of Ceremonies) and the Very Rev. J. Cummings from Walkerton gave the eulogy. The Very Rev. J.J. Gehl from Formosa also took part in the service.
      We would like to express our deepest sympathy to all those left behind.

      1aExtracted from the Berliner Journal dated August 6, 1913 (Translation from German by S.M. Fischer)

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 22.

    2. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 3 Page 62.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), August 6, 1913 - Obituary of William Fischer.

    4. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 54.

    5. [S655] z Vit - ON - Birth Registration, birth certificate 18101 (1870), William Fischer.
      Agnes Fischer Date of Birth: 19 Sep 1870 Gender: Female Birth County: Waterloo Father's Name: William Fischer (farmer of Waterloo Twp.) Mother's Name: Otilla Braun

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - labourer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1870 - 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 - RC - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aug 1913 - Chepstow, Greenock Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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