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

William Joseph Sobisch

Male 1881 - 1937  (55 years)


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  • Name William Joseph Sobisch 
    Born 23 Dec 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Foreman, Woolen Mill 
    Religion 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Roman Catholic 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-227647 
    Died 2 Oct 1937  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Cause: Influenza - Acute Heart Disease - Myocardial Failure 
    Buried 5 Oct 1937  Saint Clements Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I227647  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father John Sobisch,   b. CALC 23 May 1858, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1935, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Catherine Fuchs,   b. Aug 1856, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1915, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F222599  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Agnes "Agnes" Hilborn,   b. 1 May 1885, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1906  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Arnold William Sobisch,   b. 6 Jul 1908, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Willard Charles Sobisch,   b. 19 Dec 1910, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1911, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Doris Elizabeth Sobisch,   b. 14 May 1912, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Howard Sobisch,   b. 1915, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John "Jack" Sobisch,   b. 1916, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Allen Arthur Sobisch,   b. 2 Feb 1918, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1918, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F222540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • PRESTON WOOLLEN PLANT HEAD DIES

      William Sobisch Prominent in Sport; Member of Park Board

      PRESTON, Oct. 2—William Sobisch, age 56, superintendent of the George Pattinson and Co., woollen plant, Preston, passed away suddenly at his South street home here shortly before noon today. Mr. Sobisch, a member of the Preston Park Board for many years, had been seriously ill for some time. He suffered from a cardiac condition, The deceased was greatly interested in sport, particularly during the years of the Preston Amateur Athletic Association when Preston was represented in the Senior Inter-County Baseball Association and the O.H.A. "Big Four" grouping. He was also an ardent bowler, being a member of the Preston Lawn Bowling Association. A prominent member of St. Clement's R.C. church, he held an executive position on the athletic association of that congregation. Deceased was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Holy Name Society. Starting at the Pattinson company as a boy, Mr. Sobisch spent his entire business life with that company. Surviving are his widow, two sons. John and Howard and one daughter, Doris, nurse-in-training at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener.

      Kitchener Daily Record 2 Oct 1937 pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 23 Page 24.

    2. [S2490] aaa Vit - ON - Birth Registration, birth certificate 034978 (1881).
      Name:William Sobish Date of Birth:23 Dec 1881 Gender:Male Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:John Sobish Mother's name:Katy Fuchs

    3. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 041820 (1937).
      Name:William Joseph Sobisch Gender:Male Age:55 Birth Date:abt 1882 Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario Death Date:2 Oct 1937 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:John Sobisch Mother:Catherine Fuchs

    4. [S2489] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - St. Clements Roman Catholic Cemetery Internet Link.
      Ihs/ In Loving Memory Of/ William Sobisch/ Died Oct. 2, 1937/ In His 56th Year/ His Wife/ Agnes Hilborn/ 1885 - 1961/ Requiescat In Pace/ Sobisch.

    5. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate.
      Name:John Sobisch Marriage Date:25 Jan 1881 Marriage Place:Berlin, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Spouse:Catharine Fuchs

    6. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 019594 (1906).
      Name:William Sobisch Age:24 Birth Year:abt 1882 Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario Marriage Date:16 Oct 1906 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:John Sobisch Mother:Catharine Fuchs Spouse:Agnes Hilborn

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Dec 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Oct 1906 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Foreman, Woolen Mill - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Influenza - Acute Heart Disease - Myocardial Failure - 2 Oct 1937 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Oct 1937 - Saint Clements Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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