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Johann "John" Ruppel

Johann "John" Ruppel

Male 1827 - 1912  (85 years)

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  • Name Johann "John" Ruppel 
    Born 27 Nov 1827  Eifa, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Business Elmira Agricultural Works Co. Limited, Elmira, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elmira House 
    • Image from Enterprising Elmira, An historical, discriptive, and illustrated book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, published by George Klinck 1903

      John Ruppel, Dealer and Importer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware. Produce taken in exchange at Highest Market Prices. 1877-1878 Directory
    Elmira House
    Elmira House
    From Enterprising Elmira, An historical, discriptive, and illustrated book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, published by George Klinck 1903

    John Ruppel, Dealer and Importer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware. Produce taken in exchange at Highest Market Prices. 1877-1878 Directory
    Church Membership St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Elmira, Waterloo Region Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Immigration 1850  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Name John Ruppel  [10, 11, 12
    Occupation Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    town clerk 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Clerk 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1870  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    merchant 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Merchant 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Residence Aft 1875  70 Arthur St. S., Elmira, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    store keeper 
    Occupation 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Postmaster 
    Residence 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-26387 
    Died 14 Dec 1912  , 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 I26387  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Father Johann Heinrich Ruppel,   b. 1799, Eifa, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Anne Marie "Mary" Wettlaufer,   b. 1795, Leinenrod, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 2 Mar 1826  Schwarzburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Family ID F14685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Huehn,   b. 29 Apr 1837, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1917, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1856  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John H. Ruppel,   b. 31 May 1857, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 82 years)
     2. Henry H. Ruppel,   b. 29 Nov 1859, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1944, Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Mary Ann Ruppel,   b. 1860, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1953, Staten Island, Richmond, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     4. George H. Ruppel,   b. 11 Feb 1863, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949  (Age 85 years)
     5. Charles Ruppel,   b. 1864, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Martha Margareth Ruppel,   b. 10 Apr 1867, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1906, Fisherville, Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     7. Ludwig Wilhelm Ruppel,   b. 2 Mar 1869, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1873, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     8. Ida Elizabeth Ruppel,   b. 4 Dec 1870, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1927, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     9. Wilhelm "William" Ruppel,   b. 14 Oct 1872, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1874, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     10. Otto Ruppel,   b. 22 Jan 1876, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929  (Age 52 years)
     11. Oscar S. Ruppel,   b. 12 Aug 1877, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1955  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F6883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    John Ruppel
    John Ruppel
    From Enterprising Elmira, An historical, discriptive, and illustrated book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, published by George Klinck 1903

  • Notes 
    • POSTMASTER RUPPEL, DEAD

      Last Saturday death claimed the oldest citizen of Elmira in the person of Mr. John Ruppel, Postmaster, who up to about a year since was actively engaged in his work although he had, at the time of his death reached the age of 83 years and 17 days. He was a native of Hessen, Germany and came to Elmira from that country in 1852 when 25 years of age.

      Here he spent the remainder of his life. During his early manhood he was engaged in the manufacture of potash, later in making brick just west of Elmira on the farm now owned by Mr. Philip Beisel. He manufactured the brick of which St. Pauls Lutheran parsonage, the residences of Mr. Conrad Hahn that of Mrs. Koerber and the Ontario House were built. Soon he engaged as clerk in Mr. Isaac Wenger's Store and became a partner in the business. Later this partnership was dissolved and each of the partners continued business on his own account. Mr. Wenger in the store now occupied by the Otto Estate and Mr. Ruppel in a frame building where now stand the stores of Messrs A. Werner and Jury & Amy. Here he conducted an extensive trade for many years and later removed to Dunke's block where he ended his mercantile career. After the death of Mr. Peter Winger he was appointed Post Master and held the office up to the time of his demise although the infirmities of old age during the last year asserted themselves so strongly that he was unable to give the business his personal attention. During his 60 years' residence here he made many friends. Being of a cheerful native and an obliging disposition he was very popular. He was generous to a fault. Several terms he was a representative in the Woolwich Township Council. He also held other honorary positions. He was one of the original members of St. Pauls Lutheran Congregation which was organized in 1860, and of which he has been a consistent member since. He was married to Maria Huehn, of Heidelberg who survives him. His union was blessed with 11 children, 3 of whom have departed this life. The remaining ones are: Mr. J. H., Elmira Village Clerk, Mrs. (Rev. Borth), of Staten Island, N. Y., Henry of Tavistock, George of Elmira, Charles of Buffalo, N.Y., Otto, of Hamilton, Oscar and Mrs. J. S. Weichel, of Elmira.

      Sixty years of residence in the same village, closely connected with the growth of the place and in the years of his prime always identified with the every forward movement; he had made for himself a place in the community which only such privileges would admit one to occupy. He was one of the land marks of the community and will be missed, not only by hi family but also by many others who have been accustomed to associate him with the history of the Village.

      He leaves a widow, 8 children, 32 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. The funeral took place on Tuesday and was attended by a large number of friends who had come from far and near to pay their last tribute to his memory.

      Elmira Signet 19 Dec 1912

  • Sources 
    1. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B Page 11.

    2. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 11.

    3. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      Hier Ruhet/ Johann Ruppel/ Geb 27, Nov. 1827./ Gest.14, Dez. 1912./ Alter 85 Jah. 17 Tage./ Maria Huehn/ Seine Ehefrau/ Geb. 29, April 1837 Gest. 10 Feb. 1917/ Alter 79 Jah. 10 Mo. 19 Tage/ Selig Sind Die Toten, Die In/ Dem Herron Sterben

    4. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div 2 Page 71 Family 323.

    5. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Div. 49 Pg. 21.

    6. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 77.

    7. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 4 Page 34.

    8. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of John Ruppel - 19 Dec 1912.

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

    10. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 6 Mar 1873.
      Died 21 Feb 1873 In Elmira, Ludwig Wilhelm, baby son of John Ruppel, died at age 3 years, 11 months and 19 days.

    11. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      John Ruppel Born: Elmira Age: 23 Father: John Ruppel Mother: Mary Ruppel Born: abt 1854 Spouse: Carolina Kress Age: 19 born: St Jacobs Father: Anton Kress Mother: Catharine Kress married 26 Aug 1877

    12. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 1 Oct 1874.
      Died 20 Sep 1874 In Elmira, Wilhelm, son of John Ruppel, died at the age of 1 year, 11 months, 6 days.

    13. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 4941-1870 Ida Elizabeth Ruppel.

    14. [S2266] Deutschland, Heiraten, 1558-1929, Evangelisch, Schwarz, Oberhessen, Hesse-Darmstadt; FHL microfilm 1,336,957.
      Johann Henrich Ruppel Birthplace Eifa Age 26 Spouse's Name Anne Marie Wattlaufer Spouse's Birthplace Leinenrod Spouse's Age 31 Event Date 02 Mar 1826 Event Place Evangelisch, Schwarz, Oberhessen, Hesse-Darmstadt Father's Name Henrich Ruppel Mother's Name Elisabetha Geissel Spouse's Father's Name Johannes Wattlaufer Spouse's Mother's Name Anne Margaretha Koch

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Nov 1827 - Eifa, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Elmira House - - Elmira Agricultural Works Co. Limited, Elmira, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch Membership - - St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Elmira, Waterloo Region Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1850 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - town clerk - - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Apr 1856 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1870 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Aft 1875 - 70 Arthur St. S., Elmira, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - store keeper - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Postmaster - 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Dec 1912 - , 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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