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

Elizabeth Bresch

Female 1844 - 1928  (83 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Bresch 
    Born 12 Oct 1844  Dettwiller, Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 1848  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Immigration 1860  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1870  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Religion 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lutheran 
    Religion 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-346464 
    Died 22 Feb 1928  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 10
    Cause: heart disease (several years) 
    Buried 25 Feb 1928  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I346464  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Andrew Bresch,   b. 13 Oct 1811, Wessenburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1891, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Salome Guerlin,   b. 18 Jun 1809, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1886, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F6183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Philip John "John" Gmelin,   b. CALC 18 Sep 1847, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1899, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1870  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9, 11
    Children 
     1. Charles Frederick William "Carl" Gmelin,   b. 13 Dec 1871, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1940, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Louisa Wilhelmina "Lucy" Gmelin,   b. 1 Feb 1874, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1923, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     3. Dora Carolina Gmelin,   b. 4 Jun 1880, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F250084  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • PIONEER RESIDENT DIES AFTER ILLNESS

      Mrs. Elizabeth Gmelin Came To Canada As Child From Alsace Lorraine

      Death removed an old pioneer resident of this district in the person of Mrs. Elisabeth Gmelin, relict of the late John Gmelin, who passed away at 11 o'clock, last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Ratz, Fountain street. The deceased who was in her 84th year was born of French parents in Detweiler, Alsace-Lorraine, France, in 1843. Two years later her family moved to Canada and settled on a farm sear Kossuth at a time when Preston was but a small village. The late Mrs. Gmelin was confirmed as a member of St. Peter's Lutheran church by Rev. Emmanuel Wurster, founder of the church here and great grandfather of the late town clerk Geo. Wurster. In 1870 she became the bride of John Gmelin of Preston and has resided here ever since. Her husband predeceased her thirty-nine years ago. The late Mrs. Gmelin was much loved and respected by all who knew her and during her long life had enjoyed good health until within seven months of her death. Those who remain to Mourn her loss include two sisters, Mrs. (Rev.) A. R. Schultz, of Tonowanda, New York and Mrs. Katherine Richert, of Detroit, also one daughter, Mrs. A. R. Ratz, Fountain street, and one son Carl Gmelin, Fountain street, as well as numerous grandchildren. A second daughter. Mrs. Smith of Preston, predeceased her mother by several years. The funeral will be held at 2: 30 o' clock, Saturday afternoon, from the home of her son-in-law and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Ratz, 138 Fountain street, interment to be in the Preston cemetery. Rev. W. H. Knauff of St. Peter's Lutheran church, will conduct both services.

      Kitchener Daily Record 23 feb 1928 pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 1 Pg 57.

    2. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 34778-1928 Elizabeth Bresch Gmelin.

    3. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      In memoriam/ John GMELIN/ died Nov. 18, 1899/ aged 42 years/ His wife/ Elizabeth BRESCH/ died Feb. 22, 1928/ aged 83 years/ At rest/ GMELIN/ [Footstone] Carl.

    4. [S105] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1871, Pg 10.

    5. [S204] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1901, Preston (Village) F-2 Page 3.

    6. [S297] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1881, Page 41.

    7. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 24 Pg. 2.

    8. [S2441] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1891, Section 1 Page 3.

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), July 21, 1870.
      July 17, 1870 Elisabeth Presch and John Gmelin, both of Preston

    10. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:Elizabeth Gmelin Gender:Female Birth Year:abt 1845 Birth Place:Alsace Lorraine Age at Death:83 Death Date:22 Feb 1928 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    11. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:John Gouchie Age:23 Birth Date:abt 1847 Birth Place:Baden Waterloo County Marriage Date:17 Jul 1870 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:C Henry Gmelin Caroline Gmelin Gouchie Mother:Gouchie Spouse:Elizabeth Presch Spouse's Age:24 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1846 Spouse Birth Place:Dehereleir Elson France Spouse Father:Presch Spouse Mother:Presch

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Oct 1844 - Dettwiller, Alsace Lorraine, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1848 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1860 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jul 1870 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart disease (several years) - 22 Feb 1928 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Feb 1928 - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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