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

William Henry Roesgen

Male 1861 - 1945  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name William Henry Roesgen 
    Born Aug 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Carpenter 
    Religion 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Carpenter, Building 
    Religion 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-228169 
    Died 2 Oct 1945  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I228169  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Family Mary Simpson,   b. Apr 1861, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1888  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Myrtle Rose Roesgen,   b. 7 Aug 1890, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1971, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Sherwood Simpson Roesgen,   b. 14 Apr 1894, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1903, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     3. Nettie Roesgen,   b. Mar 1897, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Nettie Arvilla Roesgen,   b. 12 May 1897, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1921, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F222662  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • WILLIAM H. ROESGEN

      PRESTON, Oct. 2\emdash Following a lengthy illness, William H. Roesgen, 84, died here early today. He had been seriously ill for the last three months and in poor health for a number of years. A former acting chief of the Preston Fire Department, Mr. Roesgen was well known in this district. He had been an active member of the fire department from 1896 to 1925 and had taken over the duties of chief in 1914 when Chief W. A. Spalding was overseas. An honorary member of the departmomt since his retirement, he took continued interest in its activities until his death. Mr. Roesgen also had a keen interest in many phases of municipal life. He was a carpenter by trade but had been living retires during many years. He was a member of St. Pau1's United Church. Mr. Roesgen's wife predeasced him in 1921. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. William Smith, Preston; three brothers, Edgar, Rochester, N.Y., Arthur, Saskatchewan, Edward, Toronto; and six sisters, Mrs. Mary Burnett, Hespeler, Mrs. Minnie Spellen and Miss Rose Roesgen, both of Toronto; and Mrs. Kate Sturdy, Mrs. Ida Bowman and Miss Nettie, all of Preston. One son, a daughter and two sisters, predeceased him. Also surviving are six grandchildren and one great-grandchildren. The remains will rest at his late residence, 1223 Queen St., until 10 a.m. Thursday when they will be moved to the Stager-Pass Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 3.30 Thursday afternoon. Interment will be made in the Preston Cemetery.

      Kitchener Daily Record 2 Oct 1945 pg 13

  • Sources 
    1. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 23 Page 5.

    2. [S2441] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1891, Section 1 Page 60.

    3. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [Front] Smith/ William J. Smith/ 1889 - 1960/ His Wife/ Myrtle Roesgen/ 1890 - 1971/ Gladys Mary, Dau./ 1915 - 1916./ [Back] Roesgen/ William H. Roesgen/ 1861 - 1945/ His Wife/ Mary Simpson/ 1861 - 1921/ Nettie Roesgen Watson/ 1897 - 1921.

    4. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Wm. Roesgen Buried Oct. 4, 1945

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:Mary Simpson Age:27 Birth Date:abt 1861 Birth Place:Elora Marriage Date:28 Nov 1888 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:James Simpson Mother:Jane Simpson Spouse:William H Rosyan Spouse's Age:27 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1861 Spouse Birth Place:Preston Spouse Father:Wm Rosyan Spouse Mother:Annie Rosyan

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Aug 1861 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Nov 1888 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter, Building - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Oct 1945 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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