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Wilhelmina Von Doerhen Schunk

Female 1804 - 1876  (72 years)


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  • Name Wilhelmina Von Doerhen Schunk 
    Born 1804  Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Name Wilhelmina Von Doerhen Oelschlaeger 
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-279134 
    Died 16 Mar 1876  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I279134  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2024 

    Family J. H. Oelschlaeger,   b. CA 1804,   d. Bef 1861  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Children 
     1. Wilhelm "William" Oelschaeger,   b. 26 Jan 1825, Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1893, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F234173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Gestorben. In Berlin am Donnerstag, den 16. Maerz, Wittwe Wilhelmine Oelschlaeger, in Alter von 72 Jahren. Beerdigung am Sonntag, den 19. Maerz, um 1 Uhr Nachmittags. Berlin, 16. Maerz 1876

      [Translation: Died In Berlin on Thursday the 16th of March, Widow Wilhelmine Oelschlaeger, Aged 72 Years. Funeral on Sunday, the 19th of March, at 1 p.m. Berlin, 16 March 1876]

      Funeral Card

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      Oldest Heirloom In County a Five Octave Piano

      One of the oldest heirlooms in Waterloo County comes to light with the finding of the manuscript written for the 1934 "Grumbler", the Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate student magazine, which was handed in for publication and not published due to its misplacement until after the magazine had been printed. The manuscript was the story of the heirloom, at present the property of Mrs. Vorwerk Ernst of Kitchener, the heirloom previously being brought to Canada by Mrs. Ernst's great-grandmother, Mrs. J. H. Oelschlaeger. The story was written by Mrs. Ernst's son for publication in the "Grumbler".

      The heirloom is a spinnet, an old- fashioned five-octave piano, which was presented to Wilhelmine Von Doerhen Schunk in 1814 on the occasion of her tenth birthday by her parents, Rev. Mr. Schunk and Mrs. Schunk, of Hamburg, Germany. Miss Schunk was married and came out to Canada in 1854, a year after her husband came. The spinnet she brought with her. It was carried by horse and wagon from Hamilton to Freeport where the driver of the horses said his horses must rest before pulling it further. The next day it was brought on to Lancaster, new Bridgeport, where Mrs. Oelschlaeger took up her new home and its life of pioneering.

      Waterloo Chronicle, 21 Jun 1934, p. 6

  • Sources 
    1. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Div. 10 Page 61.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 23 Mar 1876.
      Died 16 Mar 1876 In Berlin, Widow Wilhelmine Oelschlaeger, died at 72 years of age.

    3. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      NameWilhelmine Oelschlaeger
      GenderFemale
      Age72
      Birth Dateabt 1804
      Birth PlaceGermany
      Death Date16 Mar 1876
      Death Place Town of Berlin, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
      ReligionLutheran
      Cause of DeathDisease of the Heart
      Informant: Wm. Oelsahlaeger - Manager, Berlin

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1804 - Hamburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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