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

Michael B. Oswald

Male 1832 - 1921  (89 years)


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  • Name Michael B. Oswald 
    Born 3 Sep 1832  Wilgartswiesen, , Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Immigration 1847  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Immigration 1849  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Religion 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Naturalization 1878  [2
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Income 
    Religion 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Religion 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lot 50 German Company Tract 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-26258 
    Died 13 Nov 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26258  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Johann Jacob "Jacob" Oswald,   b. 8 Dec 1803, Wilgartswiesen, Rhein-Baiern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Catherine Bachman,   b. 1803, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1891  (Age < 87 years) 
    Family ID F29438  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Philipena Braun,   b. 29 Oct 1839, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1914, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1856  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Oswald,   b. 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Anna Marie Oswald,   b. 8 Jan 1862, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1936, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Eva Amanda Oswald,   b. 25 Mar 1864, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1944, Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Philipina Oswald,   b. 28 Mar 1864, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1916, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     5. Jacob Oswald,   b. Aug 1866, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Caroline Oswald,   b. 26 Jul 1870, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953  (Age 82 years)
     7. Amanda Oswald,   b. Apr 1887, At Home Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F6845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Sep 1832 - Wilgartswiesen, , Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1847 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1849 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Dec 1856 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 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 - Farmer - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lot 50 German Company Tract - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Nov 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • MR. M. B. OSWALD JOINS THE MAJORITY
      PASSED AWAY ON SUNDAY LAS
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      There passed from life unto death, on Sunday, Nov. 13, a respected resident in the person of Mr. Michael B. Oswald. He was one of the pioneers of Woolwich and had reached the ripe old age of 89 years, 2 months and 10 days.

      Mr. Oswald was born in Germany in the year 1832, in Wilgartsweisen, Rhine Phalz, Bavaria. He came to Canada when a youth of 15 years. His parents took up land in Woolwich Township. Mr. Oswald spent 66 years of his long life on the farm.

      On December 22, 1856, he married Miss Philippine Braun and their union was blessed with twelve children, only four of whom are living. Mrs. Oswald died 7 years ago.

      The surviving children are: Mr. Jacob Oswald and Mrs. Albert Lorch, of Elmira, Mrs. Henry Ott, of Listowel and Mrs. Henry Beckner on the old homestead.

      A brother, Mr. Jacob Oswald, of Kitchener, survive him as do also 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

      Mr. Oswald was an industrious and intelligent man. He succeeded as a farmer and took a strong interest in every thing that would promote progress. He is credited with having been one of the founders of the Elmira and Woolwich Agricultural Society, was for many years a director and when age overtook him he was, in recognition of his services, made an Honorary President.

      He had lived for sixteen years in Elmira and was a lifelong member of St. James' Lutheran Church.

      His funeral was on Tuesday afternoon held and was largely attended by sorrowing friends. The funeral procession left the home of his son-in-law Mr. Henry Beckner, at 2 o'clock and proceeded to St. James' Church for services, with Rev. John Strempfer officiating; after which interment took place in the St. James' Church Cemetery.
      Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mr. Jacob Oswald, Mr. Henry and Mr. Wm. Oswald, of Kitchener, Mr. Michael Braun of Neustadt, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wells and Mrs. Gerbracht, of Ayton.

      There were presented a number of floral offerings by relatives and friends, including a pillow from the children.

      A good, useful life has closed and his death has called forth for the members of his family the sympathy of the community.

  • Sources 
    1. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B Page 9.

    2. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 9.

    3. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 33827 - Michael Oswald death registration.

    4. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 1 Page 19.

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2 Page 24.

    6. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 3, Pg. 13.

    7. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Div. 48 Pg. 7.

    8. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 3 Page 12.

    9. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Dist. 12 Page 107.

    10. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Woolwich Twp. 1921 Sub Dist. 14 Page 5.