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

Adolf Gustav Hofstetter[1]

Male 1851 - 1932  (81 years)


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  • Name Adolf Gustav Hofstetter 
    Born 2 Jan 1851  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1853  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Immigration 1854  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Name Adolph Gustav Hofstetter 
    Name Adolph Hoffstaedtler 
    Religion 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1875  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-245960 
    Died 15 Feb 1932  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: Cystitis 9 years-Myocarditis years 
    Buried Wilmot Centre (Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I245960  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father Wilhelm "William Hofstetter,   b. 19 Nov 1822, Beerfelden, Odenwaldkreis, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1898, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Maria Magdalena Wernwag,   b. 27 Jul 1824, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1898, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1848  Reutlingen, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Family ID F41233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Gildner,   b. Abt 1855, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1909, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1875  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. John Henry Hofstetter,   b. 8 Feb 1876, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Louisa Hofstetter,   b. 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Joseph Harvey Hofstetter,   b. 27 Mar 1881, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ella Hofstetter,   b. 1882, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Laura Margaret Hofstetter,   b. 10 Mar 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Walter Christian Hofstetter,   b. 18 Jan 1887, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. Lydia Hofstetter,   b. 21 May 1890, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Ferdinand Hofstetter,   b. 8 Jan 1892, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Catharine Hofstetter,   b. 15 Dec 1893, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Valentine Gildner Hofstetter,   b. 24 Jan 1896, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Elizabeth Hofstetter,   b. 11 Nov 1897, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Vera Hofstetter,   b. 13 Jul 1899, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Pearly Hofstetter,   b. 28 Feb 1901, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F227633  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susannah Hagey,   b. Feb 1866, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1937, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1912  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F41234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Our village has suffered another loss this week by the death of one of its oldest residents, Adolph Hofstetter, who had been sick for nearly eleven years and during which time he bore his lot very patiently. At an early age he came to this country from Germany, living the greater part of his life on a farm in Wilmot township. About 20 years ago he moved to Baden and has been living retired since. Mr. Hofstetter was married twice; his first wife died about 25 years ago. He is survived by his second wife and family of 12 grown children from his first wife, namely, John, Joseph, Ferdinand, Mrs. Louise Binkle and Mrs. Lizzie Domman, all residents of Kitchener, Valentine and Mrs. Otto Reiha, of Baden, Mrs. Lydia Meyers, of Elmwood, Mrs. Catherine Sanford, of California, Mrs. Vera Moore, of Battle Creek, Mich., Mrs. Ella Arndt of Jackson, Mich., and Walter, of Plattsville. He is also survived by one brother, Jacob, of Baden, and one sister, Mrs. Christina Krause, of Federal, Alta., besides 35 grandchildren. The largely attended funeral was held on Thursday afternoon from his late residence to the St. Jacob's Lutheran church, Baden, for service, the burial taking place at the Wilmot Centre Cemetery.

      New Hamburg Independent Feb 19 1932 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 2 Sep 1875.
      24 Aug 1875 By Pastor Schneider in Waterloo, Adolf Hofstetter of Wilmot was married to Catharina Gildner of Wellesley.

    2. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-1 Page 1.

    3. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 4 Page 31.

    4. [S245] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Wilmot Centre (Geiger) Mennonite Cemetery CC#4558.
      Hofstetter/ Adolph G/ Hofstetter/ Born Jan 2/ 1851/ Died Feb 15 1932/ Catherine Gildner/ Beloved Wife Of/ Adolph Hofstetter/ Born May 3 1858/ Died Aug 4 1909/ Aged 51 Yrs 3 Mos 1 Dy/ Farewell Dear Mother, Sweet Thy Rest

    5. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 8 Page 8.

    6. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 2 Page 22.

    7. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of William Hofstetter - May 19, 1898.

    8. [S1977] Germany, Marriages, 1558-1929, indexing project (batch) number: M92677-3 system origin: Germany-EASy source film number: 1569082.
      groom's name: Wilhelm Hofstädter groom's birth date: 19 Nov 1822 groom's birthplace: B... bride's name: Maria Magdal. Wernwag bride's birth date: 27 Jul 1824 marriage date: 27 Feb 1848 marriage place: Reutlingen, Württemberg, Germany groom's father's name: Peter Hofstädter groom's mother's name: Elisab. Christine Seiz bride's father's name: Samuel Wernwag bride's mother's name: Maria Margareth Hecht

    9. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Marriage Registration #019810, Waterloo Co., Waterloo Twp., Berlin, 17 Sept 1912, Adolph Hofstetter, res. Baden, b. Germany, Widower, 58, Retired Farmer, Lutheran, s/o William Hofstetter, Dead and Lena ? married Susanna Hagey, res. Baden, b. Wilmot Twp., S., 46, Mennonite, d/o Daniel Hagey, Dead and Hannah Bricker.Witnesses: Miles Swartz and Mrs. S.H. Swartz [Rev Simon H. Swartz]

      Marriage Act Oath: I [Adolph] am a Widower and the said Susannah Hagey was in the year 1884 married to Henry Doerr, who deserted her and took up his settled and permanent place of abode and domicile in the state of Michigan in the year 1900, where on the 30th day of January 1911 he obtained a decree of divorce from the circuit court of the county of Wayne and thereafter intermarried again and the said Susanna is now, as I am advised and belief, an unmarried woman and legally competent to contract a marriage with me.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jan 1851 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1853 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1854 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1875 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Aug 1875 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Sep 1912 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cystitis 9 years-Myocarditis years - 15 Feb 1932 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wilmot Centre (Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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