Waterloo Region Generations
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Joseph Louis "Joe" Messner

Male 1920 - 1969  (48 years)


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  • Name Joseph Louis "Joe" Messner 
    Born 18 Dec 1920  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-204293 
    Died 20 Aug 1969  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I204293  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Carl "Charles" Messner,   b. Feb 1877, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Isabella Buckel,   b. 14 Apr 1874, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1907  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F44962  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Mother Katharine Emma Nihill,   b. 24 Aug 1894, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F58385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Norma Theresa Brenner,   b. 13 May 1924, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 2010, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F57238  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Joe Messner
    Joe Messner
    (2019). Images.findagrave.com. Retrieved 31 May 2019, from https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2018/85/187262524_1522185846.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Joseph L. Messner

      Joseph Louis Messner of 177 Clark St. died Wednesday at the Toronto General Hospital after a brief illness. He was 48.

      Born in Kitchener, Dec.. 18, 1920, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs.. Carl Messner. He had been employed as a steward; at the Knights of Columbus Hall for two years.

      A member of St. Aloysius RC Church, he was also a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus and belonged to the Council of Catholic Men.

      Surviving, besides his wife, the former Norma Brenner, are one son, Michael at home; four daughters, Anne, Catherine, Mary and Cecilia, all at home; one sister, Mrs. Roy (Margerite) Utley of Kitchener.

      The body will be at the Schreiter - Sandrock Funeral Home after 7:30 p.m. tonight. The parish rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday followed by a special Kitchener Knights of Columbus prayer service at 8:30 pin.

      Prayers at the funeral home Saturday at 10:30 a,m. will be followed at 11 a.m. by requiem mass at St. Aloysius RC Church. Rev. C. A. Hauser will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery.


      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Aug 1969 pg 26

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      Name at birth as Louis Nihill on 18 Dec 1920 in Kitchener. The 1921 Canada Census confirms that Louis Nihill, age 5 months, was an orphan at the St Agatha Orphanage. His father was recorded as being Irish and he was, a Roman Catholic. The orphanage was headed by a Mother Superior with 18 Sisters that were looking after 73 orphans. St. Agatha baptismal records the baptism.

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Woodland CC#4510 Internet Link .
      In Loving Memory Of/ Joseph L./ Messner/ 1920-1969

    2. [S3108] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 020658-07.
      Carl Messner, 29, occ. Manufacturer, b. Elsace Germany, res. New Hamburg, son of Wendelin Messner and Barbara Killmer married Isabella Buckel, 33, b. East Zorra, res. New Hamburg, daughter of John Buckel and Catherine Doelln (?), Witness(es) Wilbert Mayer of Waterloo, E. Buckel of Toronto, Clara Buckel of New Hamburg and C. Arnold of Shakespeare, 3 September 1907 in New Hamburg

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Dec 1920 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Aug 1969 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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