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

Johann Heinrich (Henry) Stumpf

Male 1850 - 1910  (60 years)


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  • Name Johann Heinrich (Henry) Stumpf 
    Born 3 Jul 1850  Arnshain (Kirtorf), Vogelsbergkreis, Giessen, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1858  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Name Heinrich Stumpf 
    Name Henry Stumpf 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Labourer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mason 
    Occupation 1901  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    General Laborer 
    Occupation 1901  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    stone mason 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-25826 
    Died 22 Aug 1910  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I25826  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father John Henry Stumpf,   b. CALC 12 Jan 1812, Obergleen (Kirtorf), Vogelsbergkreis, Giessen, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1891, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Anna Catharine Gerhard,   b. 1810, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1881  (Age < 70 years) 
    Family ID F28800  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Magdalena Gimber,   b. 8 Jun 1850, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 89 years) 
    Children 
     1. Casper Henry Stumpf,   b. 1874, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1957, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Sophia Carolina Stumpf,   b. 16 Mar 1876, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1969, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     3. Catherine Elsie Stumpf,   b. 2 Sep 1877, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965  (Age 87 years)
     4. Maria "Mary Ann" Stumpf,   b. 23 Dec 1880, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age 73 years)
     5. Elizabeth Stumpf,   b. 8 Dec 1882, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Henry Stumpf,   b. 2 Sep 1884, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Carl Otto Stumpf,   b. 1 Feb 1887, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age 60 years)
     8. Vestella Rebecca Elizabeth Stumpf,   b. 5 Feb 1887, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Conrad Stumpf,   b. 10 Dec 1888, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Caroline Ida Carrie Stumpf,   b. 10 Dec 1888, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973  (Age 84 years)
     11. Gertrude Katherine Stumpf,   b. 6 Aug 1891, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Harold Stumpf,   b. 30 May 1898, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1929, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F6733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Not unexpected came the news on Monday morning that Henry Stumpf had passed away during the night for he had been for some days in a very low condition. Deceased was born in 1850 in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany. In 1858 he came to this neighborhood with his mother and brothers, his father having come over the year before. The mother and children then went to live for about a year at Omaha, Nebraska, where the mother and the youngest son, Peter, died of typhoid fever. Then the other members of the family came back to Woolwich, where the deceased hewed out a home for himself in the swamp northeast of this village. In 1873 he chose for himself a helpmate in the person of Mary Gimber, who shared with him for nearly forty years the joys and sorrows the toils and pleasures of life, and who is now left bereft of a kind and faithful husband. To Mr. and Mrs. Stumpf were born eleven children, all of whom survive and are grown up. They are: Casper on the old farm homestead, Sophia (Mrs. S. Schedewitz), Yatton; Katie (Mrs. Henry Delion), of Berlin; Mary (Mrs. John Hilgartner) near Strasburg; Lizzie, Stella and Otto at home; Conrad, at Listowel ; Caroline (Mrs. Arthur Aljoe), near Hanover; Gertrude (Mrs. Arthur Beilstein), Berlin. Of these there were two pairs of twins, namely Stella and Otto, and Conrad and Caroline.

      Deceased learned the trade of mason and generally worked at it through the summer months as his work on the farm would allow. Ten years ago he moved with his family to Elmira and here he followed his trade more exclusively taking many building contracts. About four years ago he built the bakery which he conducted in partnership with his eldest son. Later on he took it all over into his own hands and built the fine block now used in connection with the business. As a citizen of Elmira Mr. Stumpf was progressive, fearing not to make investments to help build up the town, and as a business man he spared neither expense nor trouble to have his business up-to-date and to give his customers the best possible service. As a man he was strictly honest and upright in his dealings with his fellow men.

      As to his illness, he had several ribs fractured while yet a boy and this injury not having been properly attended to in time caused ulcers on the lung. As years wore on this trouble became worse, and developed chronic bronchitis. Latterly his heart became weak and heart failure was the immediate cause of death.

      The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon and was largely attended.

      The family have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.


      Elmira Advertiser Aug 25 1910

  • Sources 
    1. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Pg 3.

    2. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 3.

    3. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      Henry Stumpf,/ Born 1850 - Died 1910/ Mary Gimber/ His Wife/ Born 1850 - Died 1940

    4. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 1 Page 58.

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 20.

    6. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 6 Page 56.

    7. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Sophia Stumpf - Schedewitz.

    8. [S956] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Advertiser, "Obituary of Henry Stumpf," 25 Aug 1910.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jul 1850 - Arnshain (Kirtorf), Vogelsbergkreis, Giessen, Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1858 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1871 - 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 MapsOccupation - Mason - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - General Laborer - 1901 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - stone mason - 1901 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Aug 1910 - Elmira, 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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