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

Henry William Lewis "William" Peterson

Male 1822 - 1913  (91 years)


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  • Name Henry William Lewis "William" Peterson 
    Born 6 Apr 1822  , Somerset Co, , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1826  [6
    Birth 6 Mar 1832  [3
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/95190379 
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    Interesting story, military, pioneer 
    Immigration 1834  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Name H. W. Peterson 
    Name William Peterson 
    Residence 1847  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Church of England 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    U. Brethren 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Lutheran 
    Retired 1901  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1911  Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Income 
    Residence 1911  Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    United Bretheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-26909 
    Died 20 Aug 1913  Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 10, 11
    Cause: Senility, Exhaustion from the inability to take in food (4 months) 
    Buried Hawkesville Union Cemetery, Hawkesville, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 11
    Person ID I26909  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Charles Lewis Peterson,   b. 1795, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1876, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Theresaa Amelia Boyer,   b. 1797, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1851, Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Family ID F7036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fanny Bristow,   b. 20 Nov 1827, Shipley, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1893, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 23 Mar 1847  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. Alexander S. Peterson,   b. 12 Dec 1847, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1920, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. James Albert Peterson,   b. 18 Sep 1849, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1941, Beamsville, Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Hannah Lavina Peterson,   b. 1 Mar 1852, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1922, West Montrose, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. John E. Peterson,   b. 26 Apr 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Henry William Peterson,   b. 25 Dec 1859, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Charlotte Alice "Lottie" Peterson,   b. 6 Aug 1863, Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1941, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. Charles Peterson,   b. 1865, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Sydney Bristow,   b. 1869, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F7037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Late Henry W. Peterson of Hawkesville

      There passed away on Thursday, August 20th, 1913, a familiar figure and one of the few remaining pioneer settlers of the County of Waterloo, in the person of Henry William Peterson, of Hawkesville, in his 92nd year. The deceased was born in Somerset County, Pa., March 6th, 1822, the son of Charles Lewis Peterson and Theresa Boyer, of Baltimore, Md. He, with his parents, came to Upper Canada in 1826 and settled in Markham Township, County of York. IN 1839 they removed to a farm about one mile from St. Jacobs and about five years afterwards settled on the homestead property on the Conestogo River, Tp. of Woolwich, now known as the DeKay Farm. In 1894 the deceased retired from active farming operations and made his residence in Hawkesville up to the time of his death.

      The late Mr. Peterson was a man of strong character, cheerful disposition and artistic taste. He was a great believer in making the home life of a farm as attractive as that of the city to which the delightful surroundings of his own late farm today testify. He also took a great interest in the breeding of horses and other stock being among the first to import thoroughbred stock into the County. He took a keen interest in all public matters and always wished to hear all sides of a question before forming his opinion. His political proclivities were Liberal and in religion he was a member of the Church of the United Brethren. He often recounted the stirring events of the Rebellion of 1837 in the vicinity of Toronto and retained his mentality to the last.

      The deceased was married to Fanny Bristow who predeceased him in 1893 leaving his surviving children, Alexander, Ex-Warden of Waterloo County; James, of Dundalk, Ont.; Hannah, at home; John, of Grenfell, Sask.; Henry, of St. Jacobs; Charlotte, now Mrs. Clemens D. Bowman, of West Montrose; and Charles, of Hamilton, Ont. The interment took place at Hawkesville on Saturday, the 23rd instant, in presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives. The religious services were conducted by Rev. John Lynn, Berlin, and Rev. L. Thoms, of Hawkesville. The pall-bearers were, Howard Bowman, Leslie, William, Gordon, Clayton, and Birrell Peterson, all grandsons of the deceased.

      Elmira Signet Aug 28 1913 pg 3

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      Fanny Bristow b. 12 Nov 1827 Shipley, Sussex
      m. 23 Mar 1847 Woolwich Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario
      d. 20 Oct 1893 Woolwich Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario

      Henry William Lewis Peterson b. 6 Mar 1822 ?, Pennsylvania
      d. 20 Aug 1913, Hawkesville, Waterloo Co, Ontario

      Alexander Peterson b. 12 Dec 1847 Woolwich Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario
      Elizabeth Snider m. 21 Nov 1871 Woolwich Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario
      6 known children d. 8 Sep 1920 St Jacobs, Waterloo Co, Ontario

      James Albert Peterson b. 18 Sep 1849 Woolwich Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario
      Ann Joyner m. 25 Oct 1875 Kingston, Frontenac Co, Ontario
      6 known children d. 23 Dec 1941 Beamsville, Lincoln Co, Ontario

      Hannah Lavinia Peterson b. 20 Mar 1852 Woolwich Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario
      dnm
      d. 19 Mar 1922 Woolwich Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario

      John E Peterson b. 26 Apr 1856 Woolwich Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario
      Lucy C Hill m. 1 10 Jan 1882 Sutton, York Co, Ontario
      no known children
      Lizzie Thompson m. 2 @ 1904 Saskatchewan, Canada
      1 known child d. ? likely Saskatchewan

      Henry Peterson b. 25 Nov 1859 Woolwich Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario
      Agnes Winn m. 14 Feb 1882 Hawkesville, Waterloo Co, Ontario
      6 known children d. ?

      Charlotte A Peterson b. 6 Aug 1863 Woolwich Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario
      Clemens D Bowman m. 4 Oct 1882 Woolwich Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario
      9 known children d. 3 Feb 1941 Woolwich Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario

      Charles Edward Peterson b. 4 Jul 1865 Woolwich Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario
      Jean (Jennie) McCulloch m. 20 Aug 1897 Hawkesville, Waterloo Co, Ontario
      1 known child d. 1943?

      From: Roger Miller

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      In Memoriam Died At Hawkesville Wednesday, August 20th, 1913 H. W. Peterson Aged 91 years, 5 months and 14 days The Funeral will be held from his late residence on Saturday afternon, August 23rd, at 2 o'clock, to Hawkesville Cemetery for interment. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

      Funeral Card

  • Sources 
    1. [S120] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley - Hawkesville Union CC#4529 Waterloo Region Branch, OGS.
      Charles Lewis Peterson / 1795-1876 / Theresia, his wife / 1797-1851 / Henry William Peterson / 1822-1913 / Fanny Bristow his wife / 1827-1893 / Hannah L Peterson / 1852-1922 / Peterson

    2. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 33754-1913 Henry William Peterson.

    3. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley E-3 Page 13.

    4. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 1 Page 13.

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2 Page 20.

    6. [S504] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1911, Hawkesville Div 8 Page 9.

    7. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 3, Pg. 17.

    8. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 3 Page 26.

    9. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 3 Page 11.

    10. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), obituary of Henry William Peterson - Aug 28 1913 pg 3.

    11. [S3231] Find A Grave, Cemetery, H., America, N., Municipality, W., & Cemetery, H. (1822). Henry William Peterson (1822-1913) - Find A Grave... Retrieved 1 August 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/95190379/henry-william-peterson.

    12. [S12] Vit - ON, Gore - Gore District Marriage Register - Waterloo Entries, James Strange Presbyterian not Hamilton area (pg. 88 - 90).
      Henry W. Pelerson, married Fanny Brestowe, [Bristow] both of Woolich. 23 Mar 1847, by licence, Witnesses: David S. Cornell and Julienne Peterson.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Apr 1822 - , Somerset Co, , Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1834 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1847 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Mar 1847 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, 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 MapsResidence - Church of England - 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 MapsResidence - U. Brethren - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - 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 MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - United Bretheran - 1911 - Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Senility, Exhaustion from the inability to take in food (4 months) - 20 Aug 1913 - Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hawkesville Union Cemetery, Hawkesville, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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