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Heinrich "Henry" Degenhard

Male 1810 - 1854  (44 years)


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  • Name Heinrich "Henry" Degenhard 
    Born 1810  , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/211902222 
    Name Henry Degenhardt  [3, 4
    Occupation 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    inn keeper 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-24929 
    Died 5 Apr 1854  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Buried Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I24929  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Family 1 Elisabetha Dorothea "Dorothy" Bercher,   b. 1804, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Children 
     1. Louis Degenhardt,   b. 1837, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Katarina "Catherine" "Kate" Degenhardt,   b. 23 Aug 1838, , Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1907, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Elizabeth Degenhardt,   b. 21 Jul 1840, , Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1887, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     4. Maria Degenhardt,   b. 1845, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F6340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Maria "Mary" Schaefer,   b. 17 Aug 1823, Queck, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1895  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1851  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F26879  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A-1-35 Henry Degenhart: Last Will and Testament of Henry Degenhart, late of Mannheim, in the Township of Wilmot, written in the German language, and the same translated into English, and translation verified, by C. Enslin, Notary Public.

      …Mannheim the 22rd February 1854. I Henry Degenhart make my Will for wife and children.

      (1) My wife, a born Mary Schafer, married to me the 27 February 1851 and shall have after my death the marriage bed wherein there is her feather cover, the small rocking chair and what she owns herself in clothing.

      (2) She shall have two hundred dollars but she must wait till the Executors will have received the money, which lasts about three years. (3) Lewis Degenhart shall have my writing desk.

      (4) Catharine and Elizabeth shall have their bureaus and divide the white linen and what else belongs to them. Elizabeth and Catharine shall select for themselves each one bed.

      (5) Shall M. Degenhart, because she had received nothing, have thirty dollars advance, and the Executors and Relatives do care for her, because she is yet a minor.

      (6) The Brick house with barn and lot, Lewis, Catharine and Elizabeth shall draw the lot for the same six weeks before the termination of the four years for which it is given in Rent, and value the same at $1,600, I say sixteen hundred dollars, which will be divided in equal portions and bear 400 for each of my four children and the wife has nothing to do therewith.

      (7) The upper and lower house with lots can be sold… The seven acres from Peter Horner are serviceable to the Tavern, may take the seven acres to the same, make one hundred and eighty dollars, say $180 with costs, at which I value them in four equal portions, for the four children.

      (8) After my death shall be sold all the house and kitchen furniture and what else is on hand and two complete beds with feather covers and quilts thereto, then seven blankets and if John Schader allows the 3 beds which he also has with the Lean to be sold by the Executors at the vendue [Within Amish and Old Order Mennonite tradition, the word Vendu is used for Auction sale and derives from French.] Then he shall have deducted from his Rent five dollars each year, but if he don't do, then they must as now be delivered up.

      (9) All the aforesaid shall be sold after common usage, but in case my children buy something their Notes shall be put payable in two years, then it goes with interest.

      (10) I chose to me the subscriber as Executor Adam Bricker and Michael Stoltz, all of the Township line of Wilmot.

      (11) But in case (one) departs life between time John Frantz[sic] shall take his place. The white linen and the fine German coffee service which Catharine and Elizabeth divide, the Executors and Relatives may value so that little Mary be not overreached, but gets her share thereof. Whether second mother Mary buys at the venue, the amount goes off from her two hundred dollars.

      (12) Shall cow, stove and whatever else is on hand be sold, that is my will…

      Witnessed by John Franz
      Will dated 22 Feb 1854
      Proved and insinuated 3 May 1854
      Inventory £579/6/10

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

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      A-1-37 Henry Degenhart: Appointment of Guardians to the children of Henry Degenhart of Wilmot, deceased, in the Surrogate Court of the County of Waterloo, in the Province of Canada.

      A Petition to William Miller, Esquire, Judge of the said Court.

      The Petition of Louis Deganhart, Catharine Degenhart, Elizabeth Deganhart and Maria Deganhart, all of us minor children and orphans of Henry Degenhart, late of the Township of Wilmot, in said County, Innkeeper, deceased, and all of us above the age of seven years. Humbly prayeth that: Whereas our said late father Henry Dagenhart departed life on or about the fifth day of April, instant, leaving a Will wherein he appointed as his Executors Jacob Stoltz, of the said Township of Wilmot, Yeoman, and Adam Becker, of the same place, Yeoman - And whereas his widow Mary, our Stepmother, a born Shafer, daughter of Henry Shafer, of the Township of Waterloo, in the said County, Yeoman, after she in the presence of this her father, hath by the Registrar of this Court been duly apprized of her first rights and duties to and of the Administration of the Estate of her said deceased husband, left the premises and domicile in which they hitherto hath lived, abandoned the Estate of our said deceased father and went home with her own aforesaid father, so that there is none to take charge of the Effects Chattels, good and debts of our said deceased father, the same hence liable to suffer waste, and there being no creditors to the Estate which might administer, and also none to take us aforesaid minors under her, her or their protection. Now therefore do we the aforesaid orphans, viz: Louis Degenhart, now seventeen years old, Catharine Degenhart, now fifteen years old, Elizabeth Degenhart, no thirteen years old, and Mary Degenhart, now eight years old, unitedly and most respectfully pray your Honor, the Judge of the said Court, to appoint the aforesaid Jacob Stoltz and Adam Becker, Guardians over us, during our respective ages of minority….

      Dated 13 April 1854
      In the Surrogate Court, Counto of Waterloo

      I hereby grant the prayers of the above Petitioners, and order that Jacob Stoltz and Adam Becker above named be appointed Guardians to the infant children the petitioners above named. Signed Wm. Miller

      Appointment of Guardians to the orphan children of H. Deganhart - public notice having been given the aforenamed, Jacob Stoltz and Adam Becker do appear and give their Bond….

      BOND: Know all men by these presents, that we Jacob Stoltz, of the Township of Wilmot, yeoman, Adam Becker of the same placed, yeoman, George Seip, of Berlin, Cooper, Justus Werner of Berlin, Wagonmaker, are held and firmly bound unto Louis Degenhart of the Township of Wilmot, aforesaid infant, son of Henry Degenhart, Innkeeper, now deceased and of Dorothee Deganhart, his wife, also now deceased….

      [Jacob Stoltz and Adam Becker receive the appointment as guardians of all four children.]

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • Sources 
    1. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 11.
      Henry DIGINHART? Inn Keeper Germany Lutheran 41
      Mary DIGINHART? Germany Lutheran 27
      Louis DIGINHART? Germany Lutheran 14
      Catherine DIGINHART? Germany Lutheran 12
      Elizabeth DIGINHART? Germany Lutheran 9
      Mary DIGINHART? Canada Lutheran 5

    2. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/211902222.

    3. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Jacob Stauffer aged 24 of Wilmot Twp. born Waterloo Twp son of Abraham Stauffer and Susanna Latchar married 26 Feb 1860 to Elisabeth Degenhardt aged 19 of Wilmot Twp. born Germany daughter of Henry Degenhardt and Dorothea Percher.

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 14 Dec 1865.
      Married 10 Dec 1865 By Rev. Kaessmann, widower Nikolaus Bechtel of Galt was married to widow Maria Degenhard of Rosenthal.

    5. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 11.

    6. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Will of Henry Degenhart - 22 Feb 1854 - A-1-35.

    7. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 28 Feb 1851 Pg: 9.
      DEGENHARD, Heinrich married 27 Feb 1851 Mannheim. To Maria SCHAFER, of Waterloo. minister Rev. Schuler

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1810 - , Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Feb 1851 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - inn keeper - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Apr 1854 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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