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

William Kinzie[1]

Male 1834 - 1912  (78 years)


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  • Name William Kinzie 
    Born 2 Mar 1834  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Rsrch. Note
    • The craft of beekeeping combined with carpentry has been common among members of the Kinzie family. Fifth generation William Kinsey kept bees on Grant Street in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Pictures of him in his apiary indicate the old-fashioned non-standardized bee hives. He was also an excellent carpenter and was said to be the "best stair builder in Brant County" according to his grandson III, Albert Grant Kinzie. Gertrude (Kinzie) Langs shares the fact that the remarkably attractive stone house on Burham Street in Doon, (now Kitchener) Ontario was constructed in part by her grandfather William Kinzie. James Albert Kinzie related to us in the 1930's that his father John Mitchell Kinzie spelled his name as indicated, ""Kinzie" while his grandfather William spelled it "Kinsey" as they did in English-speaking Pennsylvania a hundred years before. Why the spelling of the name was changed is unknown. William Kinsey was born in Waterloo County, Canada on March 2, 1834. He married Hannah Mitchell who was born in Toronto, Canada in 1835. They were separated for many years, for reasons unknown. He moved to Burford, Ontario and nothing more was heard of him by any of the family until his death. He dropped dead on the streets of Burford on December 6, 1912. His son William Albert Kinzie and grandson Albert Grant Kinzie brought his body back to Brantford and buried him in the family plot at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Brantford, Ontario. Hannah Mitchell Kinsey died April 17, 1917 and is buried beside her husband William Kinsey in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.
    Occupation 1854  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    joiner 
    Occupation 1881  Ingersoll, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    carpenter 
    Eby ID Number 00065-4057 
    Died 6 Dec 1912  [4
    Buried Mt. Hope Cemetery, Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I3178  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father John Kinzie,   b. 1 Apr 1800, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Moxley,   b. 15 Dec 1806, , Fairfax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1883, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F1023  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Mitchell,   b. 1835, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1912  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1854  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. John Mitchell Kinzie,   b. 22 Jan 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1941  (Age 85 years)
     2. Mary Jane Kinzie,   b. 23 Feb 1857, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1937, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Charles Ulysses Kinzie,   b. 19 Sep 1864, Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1946, Youngstown, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. William Albert Kinzie,   b. 24 May 1866, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1960, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     5. Harriet Elizabeth Kinzie,   b. 7 Oct 1869, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1948, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1034  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Kinzie, "is married to Hannah Mitchel and resides at Niagara, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them are born five children, names not received"



      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      The article "Descendants of ABRAHAM KINZIG" gathered by Lester Kinzie of Banning, California, in 1975 and was revised in 1977 states that William was born in 1834 and Brantford and was separated for many years from his family. The Brantford Census of 1901 has him born in Germany and coming to Canada in 1863, this could be in error.


  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 845.

    2. [S282] Census - ON, Brant, Brantford - 1901, Brantford (East/Est) d-2 Page 4.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 15.

    4. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, M., America, N., Municipality, B., & Cemetery, M. (1834). William Kinzie (1834-1912) - Find A Grave.... Findagrave.com. Retrieved 14 January 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/83202626/william-kinzie.

    5. [S110] Church Records - ON, Waterloo Co., Cambridge - First United.
      William Kinzie Joiner Of Waterloo Village, Married Hannah Mitchell, Spinster Of Waterloo, Witn: Peter Wile & Isaac Bengaman, 7 Feb 1854 By License In Galt

    6. [S284] Census - ON, Oxford, Ingersoll - 1881, Family History Library Film 1375903 District 165 Sub-district H Division 1 Page Number 60 Household Number 324.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Mar 1834 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - joiner - 1854 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Feb 1854 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - carpenter - 1881 - Ingersoll, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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