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

Ulysses Pequegnat[1, 2]

Male 1826 - 1894  (68 years)

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  • Name Ulysses Pequegnat 
    Born 21 May 1826  , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Watch Maker 
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Baptist 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Jeweller 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Baptist 
    Died 30 Sep 1894  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    watchmaker 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-32655 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I32655  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Francoise Verpillot,   b. 1 Aug 1829, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1917, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 1851  , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Arthur Ulysses Pequegnat,   b. 22 Sep 1851, La Chaux-de-Fonds, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1927, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Paul Ernest Pequegnat,   b. 8 Oct 1853, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1923  (Age 69 years)
     3. James Pequegnat,   b. 1854, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Emma Ida Pequegnat,   b. 1855, La Chaux-de-Fonds, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1933, Colville, Stevens, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. George Albert Pequegnat,   b. 17 Apr 1857, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1937  (Age 80 years)
     6. Leon Gustove Pequegnat,   b. 22 May 1858, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1939, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     7. Lena Maria Pequegnat,   b. 1859, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939  (Age 80 years)
     8. Leah R. Pequegnat,   b. 1860, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Rachael L. Pequegnat,   b. Dec 1860, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age ~ 85 years)
     10. Mary Pequegnat,   b. 31 Dec 1862, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Joseph Pequegnat,   b. 1864, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Albert Pequegnat,   b. 1865, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Dena Pequegnat,   b. 19 Apr 1866, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     14. Philmon P. "Phil" Pequegnat,   b. 6 Dec 1866, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1945  (Age 78 years)
     15. Rachel Pequegnat,   b. 1870, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F8511  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 May 1826 - , Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1851 - , Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Watch Maker - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Jeweller - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Sep 1894 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - watchmaker - Bef 2012 - , 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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  • Photos
    Ulysse Pequegnat
    Ulysse Pequegnat
    from Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

  • Notes 
    • Ulysse Pequegnat, an accomplished watch and clockmaker of Loveresse, Switzerland, procured clock parts from Swiss manufactures and assembled them in his home with the assistance of some of his eight sons. There were also six daughters. At the suggestion of his third eldest son, Pequegnat immigrated to Canada, arriving in Berlin in 1874. It was inevitable that the family should continue in the watch and clock business, and Arthur, the eldest son, started the first clock manufacturing plant in Canada, A The Arthur Pequegnat Clock Company. Pequegnat started a store of his own and the sons opened clock, watch and jewelry stores in Guelph, Stratford, Brantford, Waterloo, New Hamburg, Tavistock and Neustadt. The second and third generations of Pequegnats branched out from clock and watch making to various other fields of endeavor - the ministry, insurance, banking, industry, medicine and dentistry


      Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

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      Edmund von Erlach died in Berlin of nervous fever at age of 23 years, 8 months and 1 day. He came here several years ago from Switzerland, attended high school for a time, in order to learn English, and when he was unable to find an occupation that corresponded to his knowledge, he did ordinary labour. Last fall and winter, he cared for people sick with fever, until he was taken ill with the sickness himself and was laid low with it in the home of Mr. Pequegnat, where he was cared for like a member of the family.

      Berliner Journal 6 Apr 1882

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      Pequegnat Bros
      ., Watchmakers and Jewellers, Berlin and Waterloo - The inhabitants of Berlin are well supplied not only with the necessaries but also the luxuries and adornments of life, and there can be no excuse for going out of town to make purchases, when the merchants here keep such excellent stocks, and sell the lowest possible prices. Among those engaged in the watchmaking and jewellery business must be mentioned Messrs. Pequegnat Bros., whose establishment is located on King St. East. This business has been established for over 11 years and since its inception has met with very favourable success, the development being very gratifying. The premises occupied are 11x50 feet, with a very nice stock of watches, clocks, chains, rings, brooches, scarf pins, and such other articles in this line as are usually to be found in a first-class jewellery establishment. The firm also make a speciality of watch repairing, of which they do a great deal. They give employment to three competent and skilled assistants, and their trade extends throughout the town and country. They also do a large jobbing trade, and give their customers the benefit of the lowest market prices, thus ensuring a continuance of their custom. Messrs. Pequegnat Bros. started with almost nothing, but by perseverance, thrift, enterprise and ability, have built up an excellent business; not only this, but they have started seven other parties in different places, who are now doing well. They have also another store of their own located in Waterloo, which is a branch of the Berlin house. Messrs. Pequegnat Bros. are natives of Switzerland, the land that produced William Tell. They are wide-awake business men, and have the esteem of the community in which they reside. They have been in this country over 13 years.


      Industries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886

  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Arthur Ulyssls Pequegnat Death Date: 11 Aug 1927 Death Location: Waterloo Born: abt 1852 Birth Location: Che

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      George Albert Pequegnat Born: CHE Age: 29 Father: Ulysses Pequegnat Mother: Francisca Pequegnat Born: abt 1857 Spouse: Alfreta Wilhelmina Gaukel Age: 29 born: Canada Father: Levi Gaukel Mother: Elizabeth Gaukel married 20 Oct 1886

    3. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, a-2 pg 2.

    4. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 43.

    5. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      Ulysse Pequegnat/ born/ in Switzerland/ May 21, 1826/ died/ at Berlin, Ont./ Sept. 30, 1894/ [French verse]/ As for me I will behold/ thy face in righteousness/ I shall be satisfied when/ I awake with thy likeness/ Ps. 17.15

    6. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 32.

    7. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

    8. [S118] News - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo - Waterloo Chronicle, Death of an Aged Resident; Mrs. Francoise Pequegnat Passes Away in Her 89th Year. Came here in 1874 - 2 Sep 1917.