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

Joseph Henry Stork[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1844 - 1921  (76 years)


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  • Name Joseph Henry Stork 
    Born 3 Nov 1844  Near Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Apprentice 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Shoemaker 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Store Keeper 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    General Merchant 
    Occupation 1911  Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Merchant General Store 
    Residence 1911  Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-29445 
    Died 22 Aug 1921  Caledon, Peel Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 12
    Cause: cardiac degeneration, dropsy and pnemonia 
    Buried Winterbourne Pioneer Methodist Cemetery, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 12
    Person ID I29445  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father Aaron Stork,   b. 1798, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1874, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Ann Fenby,   b. CA 1803,   d. Bef 1861  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Family ID F12682  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Goodwin,   b. 18 Jan 1847, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1906  (Age 59 years) 
    Children 
     1. Harriet Ann Stork,   b. 1865, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1934, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Walter Stork,   b. 1873, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Thomas Walter Stork,   b. Jul 1874, Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Wesley Ellsworth Stork,   b. 19 Sep 1877, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1878, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Ira Stork,   b. 1879, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Muriel (?) Stork,   b. 1882, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Violet Maud Stork,   b. 15 Feb 1882, Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1941, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     8. George Stork,   b. 1885, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F12680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Jane Hilliard,   b. Sep 1846, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 4 Jul 1910  Fergus, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F12683  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph Stork.

      There are none now living in this vicinity who are more popularly known than the subject of this sketch. Mr. Stork was born on a farm below Galt, in 1843. He comes from English ancestry, his father and mother being natives of Yorkshire, England. They came to this country when Joseph was twelve years of age. From the time he was old enough to work, until seventeen years of age, he worked on the farm, when he commenced to learn the shoemaking trade. About fifteen years ago he abandoned the latter trade and engaged in the mercantile business. He started out in life with a capital of twenty-five cents, but he practiced economy and persevered until success crowned his efforts; to-day he could retire with ample means to enable him to live in comfort and ease the remainder of his days. He, however, continues to carry on the general mercantile business, and when he feels like it will do odd jobs in his shoe shop adjoining his store. He is also the owner of a farm containing ninety-nine acres, a short distance north of the village, and which is now occupied by his son Walter. In 1864, at the age of twenty-one years, Mr. Stork was married to Elizabeth Goodwin. They have had ten children; five are living and five have died. He is an uncompromising Reformer and a member of the Methodist church. Since he was old enough to commit to memory the local events of his neighborhood there have not been many things occur which he cannot vividly recall to day. To him I am indebted for much of my information regarding the early days of Winterbourne.

      Waterloo County Chronicle, 2 Jun 1898, p. 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S429] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Winterbourne Pioneer Methodist CC#4587 Internet Link.
      Stork/ Elizabeth Goodwin/ wife of/ Joseph Stork/ Died Sept. 8, 1906/ Aged 60 years./ She made home pleasant/ Joseph H Stork/ Died Aug. 22, 1821/ in his 77th Year

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Levi Ellesley Born: Canada Age: 21 Father: William Ellesley Mother: Ann Ellesley Born: abt 1862 Spouse: Harriet Stark Age: 18 born: Canada Father: Joseph Stark Mother: Eliza Goodwin Stark married 2 Sep 1883 married: Waterloo

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 018904-03.
      George H. Hill, 27, Occ. Laborer, b. Carrick Twp., Res. Winterbourne, son of William Hill and Catherine Kubl, married Violet Maud Stork, 21, b. Winterbourne, Res. same, daughter of Joseph Stork and Elizabeth Goodwin, Witness(s) Illegible Stork and Elizabeth Dredge, both of Nassagaweya, 25 March 1903 at Winterbourne

    4. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012750-96.
      Thomas Walter Stork, 22, occ. Yeoman, b. Winterbourne, res. same, son of Joseph Stork and Elizabeth Goodwin, married Agnes Jane Marion Mackie, 23, b. Woolwich, res. Winterbourne, daughter of William Mackie and Mary Ann Kenning, Witness(es): George Letson and Anna Mackie, Both of Winterbourne, 25 March 1896 At Winterbourne

    5. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-1 Page 8.

    6. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Joseph Stork Death Date: 22 Aug 1921 Death Location: Peel Born: abt 1844 Birth Location: Near Hamilton

    7. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 024372-10.
      Joseph STORK, 66, widower, merchant, of Woolwich, s/o Aaron & not given, married Mary Jane HILLIARD, 62, widow, of Woolwich, d/o Francis HILLIARD & Jane DREWERY, 4 July 1910 at Fergus

    8. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 3 Page 24.

    9. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 13 Page 7.

    10. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 7 Page 72.

    11. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Div. 2 Page 16.

    12. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/177253113/joseph-h-stork.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Nov 1844 - Near Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apprentice - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoemaker - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Keeper - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - General Merchant - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jul 1910 - Fergus, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant General Store - 1911 - Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1911 - Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cardiac degeneration, dropsy and pnemonia - 22 Aug 1921 - Caledon, Peel Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Winterbourne Pioneer Methodist Cemetery, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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