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

Jonas Knechtel[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1842 - 1894  (52 years)


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  • Name Jonas Knechtel 
    Born 14 Jan 1842  Spesbach, Bayern, , Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Occupation architect 
    Occupation 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Cabinet Maker 
    Residence 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1868  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1870  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    cabinet maker 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Cabinet Maker 
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Carpenter 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1887  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    architect 
    Kitchener-JonasKnechtel-0001-1887Directory.JPG
    Kitchener-JonasKnechtel-0001-1887Directory.JPG
    The Union Publishing Co.'s Farmers' and Business Directory for the Counties of Waterloo and Wellington 1887, Vol. 3
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Illegible 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-29260 
    Died 14 Dec 1894  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 9, 14
    Cause: typhoid pnemonia (10 weeks) 
    Buried 19 Dec 1894  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I29260  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2021 

    Father Johann Jacob "Jacob" Knechtel,   b. CALC 29 Aug 1816, of, Spessbach, Rhein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1866, Mannheim, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Philipine Sauer,   b. CALC 18 Nov 1816, , Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1889, Mannheim, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Family ID F7460  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Otto,   b. 29 Jan 1852, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1926, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1868  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 11
    Children 
     1. Carl "Charles" Knechtel,   b. 22 Nov 1869, Mannheim, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1951, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Daniel Knechtel,   b. 19 Dec 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Knechtel,   b. 24 Sep 1872, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Otto Knechtel,   b. 5 Nov 1873, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1950, Rosemere, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Catherine Knechtel,   b. 1875, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Edward Knechtel,   b. 13 May 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1959, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     7. Knechtel,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Caroline Knechtel,   b. 9 Apr 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Florence Knechtel,   b. 15 Jul 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Amelia Knechtel,   b. 29 Mar 1879, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Mary Knechtel,   b. 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Henry Otto "Harry" Knechtel,   b. 3 Jul 1881, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1959, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     13. Jonas O. Knechtel,   b. 6 Aug 1883, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     14. Fred Knechtel,   b. 1887, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     15. Ida Maude Knechtel,   b. 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1961, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     16. Frederick Otto Knechtel,   b. 25 Sep 1887, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     17. Maude Knechtel,   b. 25 Sep 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     18. Susannah May Knechtel,   b. 25 Jan 1894, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1978, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F7678  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jonas Knechtel died on December 14, 1894 in Berlin, at the age of 52 years. Jonas Knechtel, the well-known architect, died on Friday morning after weeks of suffering from nervous fever and other sicknesses. He was born in Bavaria, and came with his parents to New York in 1847. Nine years later, the family moved to Mannheim, Ontario, and soon after, Mr. Knechtel came to Berlin where he was active as a cabinet-maker. Gradually, he developed into a competent and style-conscious architect, and gained general recognition with the passage of time. He is survived by a family of 12 children. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon.

      BERLINER JOURNAL - December 20,1894. translated by Patricia Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library

  • Sources 
    1. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Harry O. Knechtel.

    2. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Edward Knechtel.

    3. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Ida Maude Knechtel - Snyder.

    4. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Jonas Knechtel.

    5. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Susannah Otto - Knechtel.

    6. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 17881-1894 Jonas Knechtel.

    7. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 51.

    8. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Jonas Knechtel Born: Spessbach Bairen Wilmot Township Age: 26 Father: Jacob Knechtel Mother: Philippina Sauer Spouse: Susanne Otto Age: 16 born: Wilmot Township Res: Wilmot Township Father: John Otto Mother: Leah Thoman married 29 Dec 1868 married: Preston

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of Jonas Knechtel - December 20,1894.

    10. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Wilmot Twp. 1871 Div. 2 Page 36.

    11. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 4 Page 48.

    12. [S844] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1861, Sect. 8 Page 49.

    13. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 5363-1870 Daniel Knechtel.

    14. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 27 Page 7.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jan 1842 - Spesbach, Bayern, , Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cabinet Maker - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1868 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Dec 1868 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - cabinet maker - 1870 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cabinet Maker - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - architect - 1887 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Illegible - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: typhoid pnemonia (10 weeks) - 14 Dec 1894 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Dec 1894 - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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