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

Catherine Opperthaeuser[1]

Female 1824 - 1898  (74 years)


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  • Name Catherine Opperthaeuser 
    Born 1 Aug 1824  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Name Catherine Ries 
    Residence 1846  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-25531 
    Died 21 Aug 1898  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I25531  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Eckhart Ries,   b. CALC 24 Jan 1820, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1895  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1846  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. George Ries,   b. 23 Dec 1845, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1928, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Dorothea Ries,   b. 29 Oct 1847, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1911  (Age < 63 years)
     3. Catherine Ries,   b. 17 Sep 1850, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1926, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. John Ries,   b. 1 Sep 1851, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1897  (Age 46 years)
     5. Elizabeth Ries,   b. 20 Nov 1853, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1926, , Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. Heinrich "Henry" Ries,   b. CALC 26 Sep 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1871, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)
     7. Magdalena Ries,   b. 1857, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1930, Regina, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. Caroline Ries,   b. 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Maria "Mary Ann" Ries,   b. 1860, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894  (Age 34 years)
     10. Susanna Ries,   b. CALC 22 Feb 1863, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1864, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     11. Louisa Ries,   b. CALC 13 Dec 1864, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1891, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
     12. Charles Ries,   b. 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F6628  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Aug 1824 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1846 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Sep 1846 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Aug 1898 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Ries

      The grim Harvester has been plying his sickle among the old pioneers of this district and cut down three of them inside of about a week. The first of the three was Mrs. Ries, relict of the late Eckhart Ries, who died at her home about a mile and a half east of Elmira on Sunday, August 21st. She was born in Germany and came to this country in her younger days. She had lived on the old homestead we suppose for about 40 years, and by hard work and strict economy helped to change the place from a rough bush farm to one of the most productive and best kept homesteads in this part of the country. Deceased leaves two sons and four daughters all married and comfortably situated; two sons and two daughters preceded her to the better world. She reached the age of 73 years and 20 days.


      Elmira Advertiser, September 1898

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 11481-81.
      Ludwig HEIBEIN, 25, farmer, Woolwich, same, s/o Frederick & Sophia, married Magdalena RIES, 23, Woolwich, same, d/o Eckhart & Catherine, witn: Charles WEBER & Mary RIES, both of Woolwich, 1 March 1881 at Elmira (Lutheran)

    2. [S956] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Advertiser, "Obituary of Mrs. Ries," September 1898.

    3. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 54.

    4. [S2723] aaaaaWoolwich Township 1861, Sect. 6 Page 57.

    5. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      [Front] Hier Ruhet/ Catharina/ Ries / Geboren/ 1 Aug. 1824/ Gestorben/ 21 Aug. 1898/

      [Right] Hier Ruhet/ Eckhard Ries/ Gestorben/ 24 Juli 1895,/ Im Alter Von/ 75 Jah. 6 Mon./ Leich? Tert? 1 Tim. V. 1-15/ Ries/

      [Back] Heir Ruhet/ Johan Ries/ Geboren/ 1, Sept. 1851,/ Gestorben/ 24 Dec. 1897/

      [Left] Hier Ruhet/ Susanna/ Gest. 19 Marz/ 1864/ Alt. 1 Jah. 25 T./ Heinrich/ Gest. 10 (---) 19(--), Juli/ 1871/ Alt. 15 Jah. 9 Mo/ U 15 Tage./ Kinder Von/ Eckhard u. Catha./ Ries./ [Ontario Vital Statistics, Deaths, Heinrich died July 10, 1871, age 16 year 9 mos and 14 days]

    6. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev. Jacob Huttner - Minister of The Lutheran Evangelical Church In The Village of Preston report 65.
      Eckhard Rias, married Catharine Oppertshasuer, both of Waterloo. 13 Sept. 1846