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

Casper Hergert[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1830 - 1904  (73 years)


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  • Name Casper Hergert 
    Born 3 Jul 1830  , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1855  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    tailor 
    Immigration 1858  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Immigration 1858  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Name Caspar  [14
    Name Caspar Hergert 
    Name Kasper Hergert 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Tailor 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Lutheran 
    Naturalization 1865  [6
    Residence 1866  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Tailor 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1874  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Tailor 
    Occupation 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Tailor 
    Religion 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Tailor 
    Religion Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-26068 
    Died 9 Apr 1904  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Cause: heart failure 
    Person ID I26068  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Family 1 Catherine Zick,   b. 28 Dec 1846, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1915, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 22 Mar 1874  Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Barbara Hergert,   b. 17 Jul 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1935, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Friedrich Albert Hergert,   b. CALC 22 Apr 1875,   d. 24 Oct 1877, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     3. Maria "Mary" Hergert,   b. 11 Jun 1876, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1954, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Ida Amelia Hergert,   b. 1 Apr 1878, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1880, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     5. John Alvin "Alvin" Hergert,   b. 12 Jan 1880, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Clara Elizabeth Hergert,   b. 25 Jul 1882, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1957, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F24840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna Catherine "Catherine" Schmidt,   b. 1834, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1863, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1855  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Children 
     1. Henry S. "Harry" Hergert,   b. 5 May 1858, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1913, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. Catherine Hergert,   b. May 1861, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1893, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     3. Friedrich "Frederick" Hergert,   b. CALC 9 Mar 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1874, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 11 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F29017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Catherine Schmitt,   b. 5 Mar 1850, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1873, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1866  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. George Hergert,   b. 1 Dec 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1961, Durham, Grey Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     2. Anna Mary Caroline "Marie" Hergert,   b. 23 Feb 1870, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1872, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     3. Margaretha Hergert,   b. 28 Nov 1872, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1950, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F33536  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary: By the death of Mr. Kasper Hergert, which occurred last Saturday, Elmira has lost one of her oldest citizens. He had been a resident of Elmira since the year 1855, living in the same house on the corner of Church and Centre streets, following the trade of custom tailoring and leading a modest and honorable life which won for him the respect of the community. He was born in Kur Hessen, Germany, in the year 1830, and emigrated to Canada when 25 years of age. He was thrice married, his first wife being one Miss Schmidt, who died in 1863 leaving three children. In 1864 he was married to Catharine Schmidt, who died 10 years later. After her death, in the year 1874 deceased was married to one Catharine Zick, who survives him. Fourteen children were born to him during these years of married life. Eight of these have preceeded him to eternity, the living ones being Henry, of Toronto, George, of Elmira, Alvin and Mrs. B. Jackson, of Berlin, Mrs. Otto Schmidt of Elmira and Clara at home, all of whom attended the funeral, which was held last Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church and was one of the nine who founded the congregation. Twenty-nine years he was caretaker of the church, discharging his duties with extraordinary promptness up to within a short time of his death. The congregation loses in him a consistent member, the family a kind father, the widow a good husband.

      Elmira Signet 14 Apr 1904 pg 1

      _________________________

      The death of Kasper Hergert removed from our midst another of the early settlers of Elmira. Ho was born in Hessen, Germany, July 3rd, 1830 and came to Canada in 1855, coming to Elmira after only a few months' stay in Berlin. During almost 50 years. of residence here he won the respect of the community as one of these honest, industrious men who form the substantial element of every community. Deceased was married three times and became the father of 14 children, six of whom and his third wife survive him, namely Henry of Toronto, George, Clara and Mrs. Otto. Schmidt at the old home, and Alvin and Mrs. B. Jackson of Berlin. Deceased was a Member of St. Pauls Lutheran Congregation, and. was for 29 years the faithful caretaker of the church. Though his health had been declining for some time yet, when, people heard the deathbell toll on Saturday, few thought that it was for him who had so often proclaimed by the ringing of the bell, that another soul had passed into eternity. A largeo number of friends and relatives showed their respect for the deceased and their sympathy with the bereaved family by attending the funeral on Tuesday afternoon.


  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 14 Oct 1880.
      Oct. 7, 1880 Ida Emilie Herget died in Elmira at age of 2 years, 6 months & 7 days. She was daughter of Caspar Herget.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 9 Apr 1874.
      22 Mar 1874 By Pastor F. Brezig in Heidelberg, Kaspar Hergert of Elmira was married to Katharine Zick of Wellesley Township.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 27 Nov 1873.
      Died 10 Nov 1873 In Elmira, Catharina, wife of Kaspar Hergert, died at age 23 years, 8 months, 5 days.

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 1 Nov 1877.
      Died 24 Oct 1877 In Elmira, Friedrich Albert, baby son of Kaspar Hergert, died at the age of 1 year, 4 months, 2 days.

    5. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira B pg 7.

    6. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 7.

    7. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 41.

    8. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Casper Hergert b. Churchessen res: Elmira Age: 36 born abt 1830 married Catherine Schmitt Age:: 17 born abt 1849 b. Woolwich Spouse res: Woolwich father: Henry Schmitt mother: Anna Maria Schmitt married 23 Sep 1866 county: Waterloo

    9. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 21.

    10. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 4 Page 33.

    11. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 28260 (1904), Casper Hergert.
      Casper Hergott, d. Apr 9, 1904, Elmira, aged 73 b. Germany, tailor, cause: heart failure

    12. [S2057] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1891, Pg. 35.

    13. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Caspar Hergert, taylor of Woolwich, married 26 Dec 1855 in Berlin by banns to Anna Catherine Schmitt of Woolwich, wit: Henry Schmitt of Woolwich & Nicolaus Gies of Woolwich

    14. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 1 Oct 1874.
      Died 21 Sep 1874 In Elmira, Friedrich, son of Caspar Hergert, died at the age of 11 years, 6 months, 12 days.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jul 1830 - , Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - tailor - 1855 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Dec 1855 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1858 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1858 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tailor - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., 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 MapsResidence - 1866 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Sep 1866 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tailor - 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 MapsResidence - 1874 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Mar 1874 - Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tailor - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tailor - 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tailor - 1901 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart failure - 9 Apr 1904 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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