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

Dr. George Wesley Wright[1]

Male 1832 - 1908  (75 years)


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  • Name George Wesley Wright 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 4 Sep 1832  Winfarthing, , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1857  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Name G. W. Wright 
    Occupation 1877  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    physician and surgeon 
    Residence 1877  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Physician - Doctor - Dr. 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    C. Methodist 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Physican 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Anglican 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Physician - Doctor - Dr. 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-246619 
    Died 24 Apr 1908  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I246619  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Family Caroline "Carrie" Teller,   b. CALC 11 Feb 1843, , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1879, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1877  Simcoe, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F227967  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Queen Street North, West Side

      Gaukel's well at the corner of the hotel shed, the corner being later built up as the Bowman Block, now the Bank of Montreal.

      A brick warehouse belonging to the corner store of the Bowman Block. First occupants of this store were Bowman and Heins, later H. S, Huber and then by Huber and Roy.

      Opposite the Breithaupt leather store stood a one-story brick building, Dr. Pipe's surgery and later Dr. Wright's.

      A two-storey brick house lengthwise with Queen Street and with veranda on two sides, the veranda a few steps above the ground, occupied by Henry Schaefer. In 1871 Dr. Pipe lived in this house. Among other things Dr. Pipe kept bees, although he was quite afraid of them. Dr. Pipe and Henry Stroh succeeded in bringing the first Italian queen bee to this part of the country.

      A lane.

      A handsome brick house, gable roof, lengthwise with the street, the corners faced with limestone from Guelph, erected by Joseph Hobson, the surveyer, in 1860. Hobson eventually was Chief Engineer of the Great Western Railway and when that was merged with the Grand Trunk he became Chief Engineer of the latter Company and was among other things Chief Engineer of the Sarnia tunnel. Alexander MacPherson, editor and publisher of the Berlin Telegraph, later lived in the house. The site is now occupied by the head office of the Economical Fire Insurance Company.

      A two-story red frame building well back from the street built probably before 1850 by Peter Eby, identified with the "Deutsche Canadier" and with the early days of the "Telegraph". Dr. Eggert, homeopath, lived in the house 1859-1860 and later John Klippert, high constable and county bailiff.

      One and a half story brick building at the corner of Duke and Queen Streets occupied by a Mr. Von Ebenau and wife and later for a number of years by Michael Jaehle, a blacksmith. The site is now occupied by the Daily Record building.

      Duke Street.

      A large handsome building trimmed with cut stone built in 1860 by David S. Shoemaker of Bridgeport who was county registrar, The building was intended for a bank and agent's residence and so used first by the Commercial Bank which failed and later by the Merchants Bank of which R. N, Rogers was agent for a number of years. Some time later Dr. H. S. Lackner acquired the property and used it as residence and surgery. After Dr. Lackner's death the property was sold to the present occupants, the Langleys of Toronto.
      building, colonial style, with large posts at the front carrying the projecting roof, erected in 1848-49, the Waterloo Township Hall, the land for which was donated by Frederick Gaukel. General public meetings were held in this hall, among others meetings purposing to have Berlin named as county town. After consummation of this a banquet was held in the hall, which was occasionally used for such purpose. The occasion of this particular banquet was the laying of the corner stone of the new county buildings in 1852. 100 guests were present and there were a number of patriotic toasts. Later the building was used as a printing office, the "Deutsche Canadier" and the "Telegraph" being printed there for a time. Eventually the building was remodelled and enlarged and became the Methodist Church. In 1904 the St. Matthews Lutheran congregation purchased the property and later the First English Lutheran Church, which still continues in the building.

      Behind the present Kitchener Public Library, occupying the site of his ornamental garden, and still standing is Dr. Scott's residence, built in 1855. Henry Rothaermel was the contractor. Dr. Scott was the first warden of the county and first reeve of Berlin. After his death the house was occupied by M. C. Schofield who married Dr. Scott's widow. Later Israel Bowman, for many years county clerk and town clerk of Berlin, acquired the property and lived there.

      Weber Street.

      On the corner the Presbyterian Church first built 1860-61 at a size of 36 ft. by 50 ft., cost $4,500 and seating 175 persons. Rev. John McMeekin was an early minister.

      A two-story red brick building lengthwise with Queen Street, built 1855-56, the house of H. S. Huber.

      Simon Roy's house, also red brick, one and one-half story high, both of these houses were set back from the street. Mr. Roy was nurseryman and florist.

      A one-story double house lengthwise with Queen Street.

      Before Ahrens Street was continued westerly across Queen Street there was on the site a two-story unpainted weather-boarded building, the house of John Dopp.
      frame building, similar to Dopp's, the house of Christina Bloch, a widow who lived there for many years.

      A frame building, similar to Dopp's, but with gable facing Queen Street, the house of August Vetter, painter and paper-hanger.

      A vacant lot later owned by Louis Breithaupt who built, on the corner of Margaret Avenue, a residence for Judge Lacourse.

      Margaret Avenue.

      On Margaret Avenue a short distance westerly from Queen Street was the Moxley farm with house and barn. The barn was later moved to Lexington by Henry Stroh who bought it to replace one that had been struck by lightning. On the corner of Ellen Street a brick house occupied in the early days by Rev. Mr. Savage, Methodist minister, and later by John Hoffman, Jr., a druggist.

      Ellen Street.

      REMINISCENCES OF BERLIN (NOW KITCHENER) By JACOB STROH Contributed by Joseph M. Snyder.

      Part I. Settlement - Early Villagers and Buildings, Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume 1930

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 14 Jun 1877.
      05 Jun 1877 At the home of the bride in Simcoe, by Rev. Grasett, M.A., Rector, Dr. George W. Wright of Berlin was married to Mrs. Carrie Walker, widow of the late Doctor Robert Walker.

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-10 Page 1.

    3. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 35.

    4. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 41.

    5. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/171140164/george-wesley-wright.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: George Wesley Wright
      Sex: Male
      Age: 44
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1833 England
      Occ: physician and surgeon - Berlin
      Father's Name: Jonas Wright
      Mother's Name: Elizabeth Wright
      Spouse's Name: Carrie Walker
      Spouse's Sex: Female
      Spouse's Age: 34
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1843 Canada
      Res: Woodhouse
      Spouse's Father's Name: Isaac Teller
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Anna Teller
      Marriage Date: 05 Jun 1877
      Marriage Place: Woodhouse, Norfolk, Ontario, Canadarofilm 1,863,649.

    7. [S2944] Norfolk, England, Transcripts of Church of England Baptism, Marriage and Burial Registers, 1600-1935.
      Name:George Wright
      Gender:Male
      Baptism Age:0
      Record Type:Baptism
      Birth Date:4 Sep 1832
      Baptism Date:7 Oct 1832
      Baptism Place:Norfolk, England
      Father:Jonas Wright
      Mother:Elizabeth Leggett
      Parish as it Appears:Winfarthing

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Sep 1832 - Winfarthing, , Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1857 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - physician and surgeon - 1877 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1877 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jun 1877 - Simcoe, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - Doctor - Dr. - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Methodist - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physican - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Anglican - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - Doctor - Dr. - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Apr 1908 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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