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

Rev. Joseph Wilhelm

Male 1852 - 1941  (88 years)


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  • Name Joseph Wilhelm 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 30 May 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting accident, story, misfortune 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Evangelical 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-220795 
    Died 27 Apr 1941  North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried North Easthope Reformed Mennonite Church, North Easthope, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I220795  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father Johann Peter "Peter" Wilhelm,   b. 1819, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1896  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Anna Barbara "Barbara" Wittig,   b. 13 May 1827, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1906, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1842  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F211609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena "Mattie" Roth,   b. 1856, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928  (Age 72 years) 
    Children 
     1. Wilhelm
     2. Magdalena Wilhelm,   b. 1878, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Abraham Wilhelm,   b. Feb 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Joseph Wilhelm,   b. 12 Dec 1891, , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1971, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Ida Wilhelm,   b. 1899,   d. 1969  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F43946  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • North Easthope Man Fatally Injured In Car Accident

      Joseph Wilhem Almost Instantly Killed When Car Overturns

      A fatal automobile accident occurred in North Easthope near Ratzburg on Sunday afternoon in which Mr. Joseph Wilhem, an esteemed pioneer resident of the Township, lost his life. The car in which he was a passenger skidded in loose gravel and turned over. Others in the car were his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Moses Rupp and Miss Gladys Fink, all of Kitchener. They escaped with minor injuries. Mr. Wilhelm suffered a fractured spine and died almost immediately from shock. The car is said to have been driven by Mr. Rupp.

      The aged man, who was in his 89th year, had spent the winter with his daughter in Kitchener and they were on their way to his own home in North Easthope when the accident occurred.
      The late Mr. Wilhelm was born in Wilmot Township on May 30, 1852, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wilhelm. Following his marriage in 1875, to Mattie Roth of North Easthope, he settled in that township, purchasing the farm now occupied by his son, Hardie near Amulree.

      The deceased was well known and highly esteemed in the district. He farmed for many years and was also a minister of the Reformed Mennonite church, having served the congregation at Amulree, Kingwood and Hostetler's, near New Hamburg. He had lived retired for some years owing to failing health.

      His wife predeceased him in 1928. Surviving are three sons, Joseph of South Easthope, Abraham and Hardy of North Easthope, five daughters, Mrs. Moses Rupp, Mrs. Reuben Baker and Mrs. Harry Cook, all of Kitchener, Mrs. Charles Fink of North Easthope and Mrs. Gordon Steiner of Mount Cory, Ohio, two sisters, Mrs. John Dahmer of New Hamburg and Mrs. John D. Schmidt of Tavistock and two brothers, David of Hampstead and Moses of North Easthope.

      The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon. A private service was held at his late home, North Easthope, at 1: 30, followed by public service at the Reformed Mennonite Church, North Easthope. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.


      Kitchener Daily Record 28 Apr 1941

  • Sources 
    1. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 5 Page 33.

    2. [S844] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1861, Pg. 119.

    3. [S350] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Daily Record 1919-1947, Obituary of Joseph Wilhelm - 28 Apr 1941.

    4. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852.
      Peter Wilhelm, Fanner, To Anna B~ Wittig, Both Of W~. Rev. Bindemann. Wit. Franz Bussenberger, Shoemaker And William Bussenberger, Shoemaker, Both Of Queens Bush

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 May 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Apr 1941 - North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - North Easthope Reformed Mennonite Church, North Easthope, Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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