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

Joseph L. Leis[1]

Male 1876 - 1949  (73 years)


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  • Name Joseph L. Leis 
    Born 21 Mar 1876  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1881  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1903  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Woolen Mill 
    Religion 1911  Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1921  Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Knitter, Woolen Mill 
    Religion 1921  Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-164516P 
    Died 8 Apr 1949  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Person ID I164516  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2020 

    Father Christian K. Leis,   b. 27 Sep 1850, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1918, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Catherine "Katie" Lichty,   b. 16 Jan 1855, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1941  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F13341  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Albrecht,   b. 24 May 1883, Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1956, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1903  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Verna Leis
     2. Wilma Leis
     3. Clara Leis,   b. Oct 1903, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1995  (Age ~ 92 years)
     4. Katherine "Katie" Leis,   b. Mar 1906, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1999  (Age ~ 92 years)
     5. Marion Leis,   b. Sep 1909, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Alice Leis,   b. 1911, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1975, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     7. Alma Leis,   b. 1911, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1975  (Age < 63 years)
     8. Florence Leis,   b. 1915, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F162420  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Leis.-Joseph L., son of the late Christian and Catherine (Lichty) Leis, was born near Wellesley, Ont., March 21, 1876; passed away at his home, Kitchener, Ont., April 8, 1949; aged 73 y. 17 d. Death followed an eight-week illness resulting from a stroke. In his youth he united with the Amish Mennonite Church at Wellesley, Ont. In 1903 he was married to Mary Albrecht, after which he left the farm and engaged in carpenter work. In 1931 he moved with his family to Kitchener. The following year he united with the First Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife and 8 daughters (Clara-Mrs. Enos Steinman, Baden, Ont.; Kate-Mrs. Aaron Zehr, Wellesley, Ont.; Marion-Mrs. Arthur Freund, Kitchener, Ont.; Alma-Mrs. William Paddon, Gulph, Ont.; Alice-Mrs. John Henry, Florence-Mrs. Walter Schrock, Verna-Mrs. John Wynosky, and Wilma-Mrs. Clifford Schiedel, all of Kitchener, Ont.), 27 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Simon, Gadshill, Ont.; David and Amos, Wellesley, Ont.) and 2 sisters (Mrs. Sarah Wahl, Kitchener, Ont.; and Mrs. Daniel Gerber, Crosshill, Ont.). Two young children (Clarence and Edna) preceded him in death. He remained in fellowship with the First Mennonite Church, having expressed peace with God during his last illness and giving evidence of being ready to meet his Creator and Redeemer. Funeral services were held April 11 at the First Mennonite Church, with burial in the adjoining cemetery, in charge of Oscar Burkholder assisted by Merle Shantz.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 20 - May 17, 1949, page 485, 486, 487

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 18816-03.
      Joseph Leis, 26, Occ. Farmer, b. Wellesley, Res. same, son of Christian Leis and Katie Licht, married Mary Albrecht, 19, b. Mornington, Res. Wellesley, daughter of John Albrecht and Mary Steckly, Witness(s) Joseph Albrecht and Simon Leis, both of Wellesley, 8 Jan 1903 at Wellesley Meeting House (Mennonite)

    2. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 4 Page 11.

    3. [S504] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1911, Div. 11 page 10.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Joseph L. Leis - May 17, 1949.

    5. [S2107] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1921, Sub District 11 Page 5.

    6. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      In loving memory of/ Joseph L. Leis/ 1876-1949/ Mary Albrecht/ his wife/ 1883-1956/ resting in peace

    7. [S2107] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1921, Sub District 11 Page 6.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Mar 1876 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1903 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1903 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Woolen Mill - 1911 - Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Knitter, Woolen Mill - 1921 - Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Apr 1949 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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