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

John S. Oppertshauser

Male 1867 - 1936  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name John S. Oppertshauser 
    Born Jul 1867  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Church Membership Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/92633239 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Residence Abt 1898  Sebewaing, Huron, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Residence 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1936  William St., Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-168351 
    Died 18 Feb 1936  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Person ID I168351  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father Konrad "Conrad" Oppertshaeuser,   b. 1 Dec 1826, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1907, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Maria Anna Schäfer,   b. 26 Jul 1832, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1915, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Family ID F29172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie Ann Armbruster,   b. 18 Feb 1878, Sebewaing, Huron, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1939, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 10 May 1898 
    Children 
     1. Marie E. Oppertshauser,   b. 22 Apr 1901, , Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1959, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Milton Oppertshauser,   b. Jul 1903, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Eleanor Catherine Oppertshauser,   b. 24 Mar 1905, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1980  (Age 74 years)
     4. Arnold Heinrich Oppertshauser,   b. 18 Mar 1909, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1909  (Age 0 years)
     5. Wilhelmina Elizabeth Oppertshauser,   b. Feb 1911, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912  (Age ~ 0 years)
     6. Walter Oppertshauser,   b. Abt 1912,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Earl Harold Oppertshauser,   b. 1919,   d. 1919  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F167859  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mr. John Oppertshauser, a well-known and respected citizen of Elmira, passed away at his home on William Street on Tuesday morning of this week in his 69th year. Mr. Oppertshauser had been in ill-health for a couple of years. Last summer he was obliged to go to the hospital in Kitchener for treatment, where he had to undergo a serious major operation. He spend five weeks there and returning home, seemingly felt considerably better for a time, but his condition again grew worse and the end came on Tuesday.

      The late Mr. Oppertshauser was born in Woolwich Township, being a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Oppertshauser. When a young man he went to Sebewaing, Mich., where about 38 years ago he was married to Marie Armbruster. He resided in Sebewaing in all about seven years, and five years after his marriage he returned, taking up farming in North Woolwich. After twelve years on the farm he came to Elmira and has been resident here for 21 years. He was a member of St. James' Lutheran church.

      Besides his widow the late Mr. Oppertshauser leaves a family of two daughters and two sons, namely: Mrs. Cecil Heipel, of Elmira and Mrs. Charles Miller of Kitchener, and Messrs. M. J. and Walter at home. One brother, Mr. Henry Oppertshauser, of Kitchener, also survives.

      The remains will be resting at the Dreisinger Funeral Home until Thursday evening when they will be taken to his late home on William street and the funeral takes place from there on Friday afternoon at two o'clock to St. James' Lutheran church for service by the pastor, Rev. L. H. Kalbfleisch. Interment will take place afterwards in the Elmira Cemetery.

      Elmira Signet 20 Feb 1936

  • Sources 
    1. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 72.

    2. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 15 page 13.

    3. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 73.

    4. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of John Oppertshauser - 20 Feb 1936.

    5. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      In Memory Of/ John S. Oppertshauser/ 1867-1936/ Marie Ann Armbruster/ His Wife/ 1879-1939/ Until The Day Break

    6. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/92633084/john-s.-oppertshauser.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jul 1867 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch Membership - - Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1898 - Sebewaing, Huron, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1936 - William St., Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Feb 1936 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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