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

Joseph Heckendorn[1, 2, 3]

Male 1836 - 1886  (50 years)


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  • Name Joseph Heckendorn 
    Born 7 Sep 1836  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Interesting misfortune, sucide, story 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farm Laborer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Misfortune 15 Nov 1886  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    suicide by hanging 
    Name Joseph Heckedon 
    Eby ID Number 00050-3699 
    Died 15 Nov 1886  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Person ID I20394  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father Jacob Heckendorn,   b. 2 Jun 1803, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1892, Several Miles West Of Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Maria Miller,   b. 6 Jun 1806, , Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1867, Several Miles West Of Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Family ID F727  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Reist,   b. 25 Mar 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1936, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1865  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F4617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Sep 1836 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farm Laborer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Oct 1865 - , 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 - Mennonite - 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 - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - suicide by hanging - 15 Nov 1886 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Nov 1886 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Joseph Heckedon, "the eldest in family, was born September 7th, 1836. He was married to Elizabeth Reist. They resided near his father's old homestead where he died November 15th, 1886, leaving no issue."

      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      Suicide in Waterloo Township - On Monday morning last, as we learn from the Berlin News, a well-known farmer, named Joseph Heckendorn, living two miles west of the Town of Waterloo, committed suicide. He was in the house at eleven when he went to the barn to feed his stock. At noon his wife called him for dinner but received no answer. She then went to the barn and to her horror found him hanging in the threshing floor the rope being fastened to the hayfork. He was 47 years old, well to do, and leaves a large family. The wife told our informant, that he belonged to the old Mennonites. On Saturday last he "converted himself," and having had a grudge against his brother-in-law, at Conestogo, couldn't rest till he had made up with him, which he did that Saturday evening. On Sunday he talked a good deal on religion. He said he wouldn't kill himself, but didn't think he'd live long. If he died they were not to worry, as he'd be safe. The wife thought his mind must have been unsound.

      Galt Reporter Nov 19 1886 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 783.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 284.

    3. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 177.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.

    5. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 39.

    6. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Joseph Heckedorn Birth Place: Waterloo RESIDENCE: Waterloo Age: 26 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839 Father Name: Jacob Heckedorn Mother Name: Mary Heckedorn Spouse Name: Elizabeth Reist Spouse's Age: 24 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841 Spouse Birth Place: Waterloo Spouse Residence: Waterloo Spouse Father Name: Daniel Reist Spouse Mother Name: Leah Reist Marriage Date: 3 Oct 1865 Marriage County: Waterloo

    7. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 4 Page 19.

    8. [S2222] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township (North) - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 14.

    9. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Death notice of Joseph Heckendorn - Nov 19 1886 pg 1.