Waterloo Region Generations
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Joseph Gascho

Male 1860 - 1949  (88 years)


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  • Name Joseph Gascho 
    Born 9 Oct 1860  near, Zurich, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-187168 
    Died 23 Jan 1949  Zurich, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Zurich Mennonite Cemetery, Zurich, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I187168  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Family Barbara Erb,   b. 23 Apr 1866, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1949, Zurich, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1885 
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F53561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Gascho.-Joseph, son of John and Veronica (Steckle) Gascho, was born near Zurich, Huron Co., Ont., Oct. 9, 1860; passed away at his home in Zurich Jan. 23, 1949; aged 88 y. 3 m. 14 d. After his marriage to Barbara Erb he farmed in Hay Twp., for quite a number of years, later moving to Zurich, where he was associated with the general store of J. Gascho and Son. In his youth he was baptized and became a member of the Amish Mennonite Church, later transferring his membership to the Zurich Mennonite Church, when it was newly organized and remained a member until death. He was in usual health until a short time before his death. Surviving are his wife, 3 daughters (Mrs. Barbara Surerus, Zurich; Mrs. Fannie Clarke, Windsor, Ont.; Mrs. Mary Ravelle, Grand Bend, Ont.), 5 sons (John, Norman, Edwin, Joel, all of Zurich; and Samuel, Harriston, Ont.), 4 brothers (John, Pigeon, Mich.; Christian, of Zurich; David, Boise, Idaho; and Jacob, Imlay City. Mich.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Catherine Ropp, Imlay City; Mrs. Mary Baechler, Pigeon, Mich.; Mrs. Leah Myers, Kitchener, Ont.), 4 half sisters (Mrs. Samuel Gingerich and Mrs. David Oesch, of Zurich; Mrs. Jacob Kipfer, Dashwood, Ont.; Mrs. John Jantzi, Baden, Ont.), 2 half brothers (Daniel, of Zurich; and Moses, of British Columbia), 2 stepsisters (Mrs. Christian Gascho, Zurich; Mrs. Rachel Kipfer, St. Thomas, Ont.), one stepbrother (Joseph Swartzentruber, Zurich), 16 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 25 at the Zurich Church, in charge of Oscar Burkholder and Stephen Peachey.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 12 - March 22, 1949, page 286

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Oct 1860 - near, Zurich, Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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