Waterloo Region Generations
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Sophia Elisabetha Holzschuh

Female 1839 - 1923  (83 years)


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  • Name Sophia Elisabetha Holzschuh 
    Born 20 Sep 1839  Neckarbischofsheim, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Christened 29 Sep 1839  Neckarbischofsheim, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Female 
    Interesting story, pioneer 
    Name Sophia Elisabetha Wiesmiller 
    Religion 1852  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Religion 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-225884 
    Died Apr 1923  Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I225884  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father John Holzschuh,   b. CALC 12 Aug 1810, Neckarbischofsheim, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1888, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Eva Regina "Regina" Rhein,   b. 1813, Rappenau, , Bayern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Nov 1835  Neckarbischofsheim, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F165159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Wiesmiller,   b. 15 Jul 1831, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1855  [4
    Children 
     1. David Weismiller,   b. 22 Jan 1859, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Sophia Weismueller,   b. 1861, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Philippina Weismueller,   b. 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Catherine Weismueller,   b. 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Weismiller,   b. 1870, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Malinda Weismiller,   b. Oct 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F222203  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Sep 1839 - Neckarbischofsheim, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 29 Sep 1839 - Neckarbischofsheim, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1852 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Apr 1923 - Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "Weismiller: Mrs. Sophia Weismiller One more pioneer, in the person of Mrs. Sophia Weismiller, has passed to the Great Beyond, after reaching the ripe old age of almost eighty-four years. Her husband, John Weismiller having predeceased her some fifteen years ago. Mrs. Weismiller, nee Miss Sophia Holzshuh, settled with her parents in the County of Waterloo, Township of Wellesley, in the early Fifties when the country was practically all bush and the bears were roaming at large. She, being the eldest of six, necessarily had to help to bear the burden of the hardships encountered in pioneer life. In 1855 she was joined in Wedlock and settled in Wellesley village, where they resided continuously for fiftytwo years. To this happy union were born four daughters and two sons, of whom the following survive, namely: Mrs. J, Neibel of Detroit, Mich; Mrs, J. Lesperance of Windsor, Ont; Mrs. J. Barnes of Assiniboia, and John, of Crepar, Sask

      In 1905 after fifty years of Wedded life, they celebrated their Golden Wedding at which were gathered six children and eight Grandchildren and about fifty close and lifelong friends. In 1907 they bid adieu to their many friends to reside with their youngest daughter, Mrs. John Barnes, at Tavistock, Ont., where her life partner was called to his Heavenly home, leaving her to mourn the loss of a dearly beloved husband. Endeared by so many long years of close companionship, but being of strong constitution, and having always lived a very active life, she migrated with her daughter and son-in-law to the far West, where she resided till her Heavenly Father, to whom she at all times entrusted her every care, called her home to her reward. During the last five years she was afflicted with poor health but she bore ehr lot with great fortitude, waiting and being ready for the hour to come when she could join her loved ones who have gone before."


      The Tavistock Gazette: Thursday. April 19, 1923

  • Sources 
    1. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 3 Page 31.

    2. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 18.

    3. [S242] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1851, Div. 1 Pg. 6.

    4. [S1432] News - ON, Oxford, Tavistock - Tavistock Gazette, April 19, 1923.

    5. [S2317] Deutschland Geburten and Taufen - 1558-1898, Sophia Elisabetha Holzschuh, 29 Sep 1839; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,189,297.
      Sophia Elisabetha Holzschuh Event Date 1839 Gender Female Birth Date 20 Sep 1839 Birth Year 1839 Christening Date 29 Sep 1839 Christening Place Neckarbischofsheim, Baden, Germany Father's Name Johann Holzschuh Father's Birthplace Neckarbischofsheim, Heidelberg, Baden Mother's Name Regina Rain

    6. [S2266] Deutschland, Heiraten, 1558-1929, Johann Holzschuh and Eva Regina Rhein, 10 Nov 1835; citing Neckarbischofsheim, Baden, Germany; FHL microfilm 1,189,299.
      Johann Holzschuh Birthplace Neckarbischofsheim, Heidelberg, Baden Spouse's Name Eva Regina Rhein Spouse's Birthplace Rappenau, Heidelberg, Baden Event Date 10 Nov 1835 Event Place Neckarbischofsheim, Baden, Germany Father's Name Joseph Holzschuh Mother's Name Sophia Bauer Spouse's Father's Name Johann Adam Rhein Spouse's Mother's Name Eva Katharina Englert