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

Henry S. "Harry" Kinzie[1]

Male 1888 - 1978  (89 years)


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  • Name Henry S. "Harry" Kinzie 
    Born 2 Aug 1888  Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Name Harry S. Kinzie 
    Residence 1958  Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number 00065-4092.7 
    Died 26 Mar 1978  Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried 29 Mar 1978  Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I3296  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2020 

    Father Henry M. Kinzie,   b. 18 Feb 1853, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1926  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Steiner,   b. 5 Mar 1860, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1917  (Age 57 years) 
    Married Nov 1878  [6
    Family ID F1072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katherine Wismer,   b. 28 Dec 1888, Nithburg, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1963  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1913  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Harry Kinzie, Jr.
     2. Elizabeth Kinzie
     3. Marjorie Katherine Kinzie,   b. 22 Mar 1915, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1979, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. Isabel Mary Kinzie,   b. 8 Sep 1917,   d. 30 Mar 1989  (Age 71 years)
     5. Elizabeth "Beth" Kinzie,   b. 8 Sep 1917, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1993, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Earl H. Kinzie,   b. 11 Nov 1920,   d. 1985  (Age 64 years)
     7. Edward William Kinzie,   b. 1922, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 2008, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     8. Harry Kinzie,   b. 2 Oct 1925, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 2000, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     9. Ruth Marie Kinzie,   b. 28 Feb 1929,   d. Jul 2002  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F5910  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Kinzie,Harry-HisHobbyIsArrowsHeads-EveningReporter-2Oct1957.jpg
    Kinzie,Harry-HisHobbyIsArrowsHeads-EveningReporter-2Oct1957.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Kinzie, Harry S. - Of Route 3, Cambridge, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Sunday, March 26, 1978, Harry S. Kinzie, beloved husband of the late Catherine Wismer, in his 90th year. Dear father of Earl and Edward of Kitchener, Harry Jr. of Route 3, Cambridge, Marjorie of Coburg, Elizabeth (Mrs. Budd McCracken) of Cambridge, Isabel (Mrs. Ward Cressman) of Hanover, Ruth (Mrs. Howard Detweiller) of Breslau. Also survived by two brothers, Isaiah and Edwin of Cambridge, 17 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. Mr. Kinzie was born and lived all his life in the Blair district. A retired farmer, owned and operated the Kinzie Dairy with his brothers in Blair a number of years ago. Member of Preston Mennonite Church. He was a historian of the Blair district. Trustee of the Blair school board for a number of years, took active part in the Blair Union Sunday school as a Bible class teacher. Rested at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge (P), until Wednesday noon, then to the Preston Mennonite Church for funeral services at 2 pm. Interment in Hagey cemetery.

      Elmira Signet Mar 29 1978 pg 24

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      Historic Events
      bv Harry S. Kinzie, Blair

      When Preston had a large tract of land, owned by John D. Moore, we called it the Preston Hop-fields. They brought Indians up from the Brantford reserve to pick the hops. In 1902 and 1903 they brought Indians from the Reserve to thin sugar beets and in the fall they brougt men women and children; the men pulled the beets and the women and children cut the tops off. I forgot, they didn't dare cut the top off but they twisted . the top off, sugar is at the top of the beet.

      The Indians were like all other nationalities; they had some strange customs; when any of their number died they would hang them in a tree until all flesh disappeared; then they would bury them with all their hunting equipment, guns, tommy hawks, bows and arrows and flint heads.They believed in a hereafter and wanted them to be prepared to hunt in the next world. At Blair you could see the little mounds in the Indian cemetery but no memorial stone.This Indian cemetery was on Mr. James Barclay's farm. My father never allowed me to plow over this portion of the field. Mr Barclay died in 1918 and since then the farm has been owned by W. Moore and now Keefer Wilkes and I don't believe they know that field contains the first cemetery in Waterloo County; and worst of all they are working on top of it and cropping it. I think we should show a little respect for the burial ground of our first North American settlers. Maybe in the future they will want to show or honor this little burial plot; perhaps make a park out of it and at present there are less than two or three that remember the parcel of land that contains the remains of some Indian Chiefs and one of our first white fur trader; including his wife and family; Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Dodge, who desired to be buried with their Indian Chiefs with whom he traded. Mr. Nathaniel Dodge was a very eccentric sort of man. According to some books in past history Mr. Dodge was still alive in 1849. He had made some purchases in a day book in my possession.

      Tweedsmuir History for Doon and Blair

  • 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..., 850.

    2. [S146] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Hagey Mennonite CC#5431 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Kinzie / Harry S. Kinzie / 1888-1978 / his beloved wife / Katherine Wismer / 1888-1963 / Marjorie K. / died Dec. 8, 1979 A. Mother B. Father C. Daughter

    3. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-2 Page 13.

    4. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Harry S. Kinzie - Mar 29 1978 pg 24.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Volume LI, Number 12 - March 18, 1958-page 262, 263.
      Kinzie, Ephraim, son of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Steiner)Kinzie, was born near Preston, Ont., July 2, 1881; passed away at the South Waterloo Hospital, Jan. 10, 1958; aged 76 y. 6 m. 8 d. Death was due to a heart ailment. On Feb. 3, 1909, he was married to Nancy Detweiler. He is survived by his wife, one son (Elton, Breslau, Ont.), 4 daughters (Rheta, Toronot, Ont.; and Verda, Della, and Orpha, at home), 3 brother (Harry and Edwin, Blair, Ont.; and Isaiah, Hespeler, Ont.), and one sister (Mrs. Abraham Wismer, Preston, Ont.). He dedicated his talents in service to the Preston Mennonite Church and witnessed through his many business contacts during the forty years he operated Preston's first dairy. Funeral services were held at the Preston Church, Jan. 12, in charge of Howard L. Good and B. B.Shantz. Burial in the Hagey Cemetery.

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Elizabeth Steiner - September 6, 1917.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Aug 1888 - Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Sep 1913 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1958 - Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Mar 1978 - Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Mar 1978 - Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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