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

Michael Massel[1]

Male 1858 - 1920  (62 years)


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  • Name Michael Massel 
    Born 5 Aug 1858  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Roman Catholic 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Roman Catholic 
    Land 1864  Waterloo Township - Horning's Tract, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Apprentice 
    Residence 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    RC 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Catholic 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Driver 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Baker 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-31885 
    Died 17 Nov 1920  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 11
    Cause: Prostatic tumour (8 months) 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I31885  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2024 

    Father Ignatius (Ignatz) Massel,   b. 1832, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Jane Babcock,   b. 1837, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 8 Feb 1853  [12
    Family ID F8680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Salome Hett,   b. 6 Nov 1855, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1878  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 13
    Children 
     1. Charles John Henry Massel,   b. 15 Nov 1880, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1970  (Age 90 years)
     2. Luella Jane Massel,   b. 28 Dec 1882, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1977  (Age 94 years)
     3. Milton Massel,   b. 3 Jan 1885, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947  (Age 61 years)
     4. Walter Massel,   b. 19 Sep 1889, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F8344  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • THE NEW FIRE BRIGADE

      The new fire brigade is composed of the following members:- Frank Seibert, chief; Daniel Boettger, driver; Michael Massell, John Treusch, Charles Koehn,
      Eugen Hirteis, Otto Koehn, John W. Rhodes, Isaak Dickmann, Adam Denges, Michael Heintzmann, Leander Klaehn, John H. Mayer, and Henry Tiehle.

      The chief is responsible for his underlings and has full authority over them. There were 23 applications on hand for the vacant positions. The members of the new fire brigade are not allowed to drink beer in the firehall. This is a commendable regulation.


      Translated by:
      Patricia J. Kauk

      BERLINER JOURNAL MARCH 18, 1897 PAGE 4 COLUMN 2.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 016121-00.
      Charles J.H. MASSEL, 20, shoemaker, Canada, Berlin, s/o Michael MASSEL & Sally HETT married Emma L. SHOEMAKER, 20, Canada, Berlin, d/o Meno SHOEMAKER & Esther SHANTZ, witn: Edwin K. SHANTZ of Waterloo Twp & Clara SHOEMAKER of Berlin, 26 December 1900 in Berlin

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-6 Page 9.

    3. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      Michael Massel/ died Nov. 17, 1920/ aged 62 yrs. 3 m. 5 d./ his wife/ Salma Hett/ 1855-1936/ rest in peace/ Massel A. Father B. Mother

    4. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 33202-1920 Michael Massel.

    5. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 25.

    6. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 34.

    7. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 34 Page 13.

    8. [S894] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861, Div 8 Pg 7.

    9. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div. 8 Page 60.

    10. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 57.

    11. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub District 29 Page 23.

    12. [S91] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Maryhill - St. Boniface Roman Catholic [found cited on various sources on the internet and family histories].
      Ignatus Massel s/o Anton & Magdalena Benninger married 8 Feb 1853 to Joanna G. Bapcock, d/o William & ___ Hall, witnesses: Michael Mosack & Maria Anna Halter

    13. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Michael Massel Born: Canada Age: 23 Father: Ignatius Massel Mother: Jane Babcock Massel Born: abt 1855 Spouse: Salome Hett Age: 23 born: Berlin Father: John B Hett Mother: Elizabeth Hett married 21 Apr 1878

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Aug 1858 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Roman Catholic - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Roman Catholic - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1864 - Waterloo Township - Horning's Tract, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Apprentice - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - RC - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Apr 1878 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Catholic - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Driver - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Roman Catholic - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Baker - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Prostatic tumour (8 months) - 17 Nov 1920 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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