Waterloo Region Generations
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Rev. Jurgen Goos

Rev. Jurgen Goos

Male 1863 - 1939  (76 years)

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  • Name Jurgen Goos 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 1863  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Pastor 
    Residence 1891  Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-274584 
    Died 8 Sep 1939 
    Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I274584  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    Family Louisa Schierholtz,   b. 1866, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 8 Apr 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Júrgen Goos & Louise Schierholtz
    Júrgen Goos & Louise Schierholtz
    from https://georgegoos.pressbooks.com
    Children 
     1. Heinrich Adolph Goos,   b. 13 Mar 1892, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907  (Age 14 years)
     2. Rev. Adelbert Goos,   b. 22 May 1893, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1975, Saskatoon, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Hedwig Elizabeth Goos,   b. 15 Oct 1894, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1975, Saskatoon, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F48467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Rev. Jurgen Goos
    Rev. Jurgen Goos
    image from Ancestry Public Member Trees 2014

  • Notes 
    • St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

      Begun: 1850

      A congregation was organized c.1850 by Rev. F.W. Bindemann, and services were held in a schoolhouse until the first church, which was to be used for 39 years, was erected in 1853. Rev. Jacob Werth of St. Jacobs was the first pastor. He was followed by Rev. T. Huschman (1853) of Waterloo; Rev. Werth returned to Conestogo from 1857-1860. Rev. Daniel Stahlschmidt (1860-1871) from Heidelberg came next, followed by Rev. Salinger (1871-1875) from Elmira, and Rev. Schneider of Waterloo from 1876-1881. The congregation joined the Canada Synod in the 1860s. In 1866 the congregation adopted a new constitution in which the name designated for the church was St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church Congregation.

      Plans were begun in 1889 to build a new and larger church. Accordingly, in 1892, the old church was replaced with a new one which was built on the same site. The cornerstone was laid in early summer and dedication services were held on November 6, 1892. The pastor at the time was Rev. Goos. The interior of the church was enlarged in the years 1922-1925 to provide a chancel and sacristy; the interior of the church was also redecorated and new pews were installed. The church celebrated its 90th Anniversary on August 30, 1942, and its Centennial in 1953.

      Conestogo was joined in a parish with St. James Lutheran Church, St. Jacobs, in 1905, an association which is still in effect.

      Ambrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011]


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      It is reported that Jurgen Goos was born in Owschlag, Rendsburg-Eckernforde, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, documentation needed.

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      Arriving in New York on June 3rd he was assigned to the Evangelical Lutheran Canada Synod in the province of Ontario and was ordained by that synod on June 9,1887 at Sebastopol, Ontario. He began his ministry immediately in the Muskoka mission, P.O. Germania, Victoria County; this parish included Draper, Monck, Morrison and Ryde. He taught school and served there from June 1887 until December 1889 when he accepted a call to the St. Matthew's Lutheran Church parish in Conestogo, Woolwich Township, Waterloo County.In April 1896 Jürgen resigned and accepted a call to serve the congregation at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Brant Township, Bruce County near the town of Hanover.

      https://georgegoos.pressbooks.com/chapter/early-days/

  • Sources 
    1. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Div. 2 Page 27.

    2. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 11878 (1891), Jurgen Goos-Louisa Schierholz.
      Jurgen Goos, 27, res. Woolwich Twp, b. Germany, occ. minister, s/o Henry Goos, & Catherine, married Louisa Schierholz, 24, res. Woolwich Tp., b. Woolwich Tp., d/o Henry Schierholz & Elizabeth, 8 Apr 1891 Elmira

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 16 Apr 1891.
      Apr. 8, 1891 Pastor J. Goos of Conestogo & Louise Schierholz of Elmira were married by Pastor A. R. Schulz, Elmira.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1863 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Pastor - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Conestogo, 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 MapsMarried - 8 Apr 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, , Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
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