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

John Moseman Frey

Male 1851 - 1938  (86 years)


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  • Name John Moseman Frey 
    Residence 1851  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Evangelical Lutheran 
    Born 25 Oct 1851  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Evangelical Methodist 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Evangelical 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-225962 
    Died 4 Mar 1938  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Crown Cemetery, Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I225962  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father Heinrich "Henry" Frey,   b. 18 Apr 1815, Dühren, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1878, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Veronica "Franciska" "Fanny" Mosimaun,   b. 25 Aug 1815, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1872  (Age 57 years) 
    Family ID F6176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Morlock,   b. 3 Oct 1861, Morriston, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1931, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F61638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • FREY, JOHN MOSEMAN

      Following an illness of one week, he passed peacefully away on March 4, 1938, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Borthwick of 100 Forest St. in Guelph, in his 87th year. Son of the late Jacob Frey, he was born at St. Jacobs on Oct. 25, 1851. When quite a young man, he came to Morriston and took a very keen interest in church affairs, particularly in singing. He was leader of the choir of the Evangelical Church in Morriston for forty-five years, also at Duff's Church and Knox Church in Crieff. He spent the greater part of his life in Puslinch, moving to Guelph Township in 1914 and going to live with his daughter after his wife's death. Three of the family survive, one son, Christian N. of Vancouver; two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Borthwick and Miss Melinda, both of Guelph. One brother in Floradale also survives. His wife predeceased him seven years ago, as did also two daughters. Funeral on Mon., March 7 at 2, from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Borthwick. Rev. Bean of Morriston Evangelical Church officiated. The male quartet of Duff's Church, composed of K. Elston, L. McFarlane, M. McPherson and J. Archibald led the singing in two of Mr. Frey's favourite hymns, "Nearer my God to Thee" and "Beloved Sleep On and Take Thy Rest. " Intimate friends, who were associated with him in his church work while leading the choir, acted as pallbearers, Daniel McFarlane, W. G. Morlock, Alex Nicoll, S. Morlock, Emanuel Bowman and William Mitcheson. Interment took place in Crown Cemetery.

      -Information from Our Germans Were Linked Through Puslinch Township by Chris Bowman and B. & B. Woolsey: Born in 1851, son of Heinrich Frey and Fredericka Moseman of Saxony, Germany. Husband of Mary Morlock. Father of Laura (b. 1884, Mrs. Arkell Falconbridge); Christie Norman(b. 1886); Melinda (1888-1953); Elsie (1890-1950); and Lydia (1892-1908).

      A Celebration of Lives Obituaries of Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Vol 1, Anna Jackson & Marjorie Clark
      Used with kind permission of Marjorie Clark

  • Sources 
    1. [S242] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1851, Div. 2 Page 14.

    2. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 12.

    3. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 4 Page 44.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical Lutheran - 1851 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Oct 1851 - St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical Methodist - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Mar 1938 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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