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

Johannes "John" Stroh

Male 1809 - 1901  (92 years)


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  • Name Johannes "John" Stroh 
    Born 25 Jan 1809  Lehrbach, District Of Alsfeld, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1837  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Immigration Sep 1837  New York City, New York, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name John Stroh  [11
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Agricultural Laborer 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Lutheran 
    Retired 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-34752 
    Died 4 Aug 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 10
    Cause: senility (4 weeks) 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I34752  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father Johann Yost "John" Stroh,   b. Abt 1783, Of, Lehrbach, District Of Alsfeld, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1861  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Anna Catherine Hahn,   b. 20 Aug 1786, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F20673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Stumpf,   b. CALC 20 Jun 1811, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1882  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Children 
     1. Catharine "Catherine" Stroh,   b. 20 Oct 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1915, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Henry S. Stroh,   b. 23 Nov 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Yost S. Stroh,   b. 16 Oct 1845, Lexington (Waterloo City), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1932, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Maria "Mary" Stroh,   b. 14 Jun 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1923  (Age 74 years)
     5. Elizabeth Stroh,   b. 18 Aug 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. Johannes S. "John" Stroh,   b. 8 Jan 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Carl Wilhelm Christian "Charles" Stroh,   b. 12 Apr 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F9243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Stroh, one of the oldest settlers in this area, died Saturday evening, near Lexington, at the age of 92 years, 6 months. and 9 days. He was born in Lehrbach, Hesse-Darmstadt. and came to Canada in 1837, after he had married Elisabeth Stumpf shortly before his departure. At first, he lived in the wilderness where Berlin is now located and cleared a piece of forest where the court-house and prison now stand for Friedrich Gaukel. When he had been here for 2 years, he purchased 100 acres of land from John Wissler, who at that time, owned 1000 acres in one piece in the township of Waterloo. for $8.00 an acre. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and was a dear friend of the long-dead Pastor Bindemann. His wife died 17 years ago and since then, he has lived with his son, Carl, on the old homestead. In addition to the latter, he leaves three sons, namely: Henry, Yost, and John, and two daughters: Mrs. Catharina Oswald and Mrs. Marie Steen. Thus, one after another of the old guard departs.

      Berliner Journal August 5, 1901 Page 4 - Column 2 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk

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      Death of John Stroh -
      There died near Lexington, in the Township of Waterloo on Sunday the 4th of August, last one of the oldest residents of the county. We refer to the death of Mr. John Stroh Sr., who at the time of his decease had attained the great age of 92 years, 6 months and 9 days. Mr. Stroh was born in Lehrbach, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, in 1809, and emigrated to America about the year 1837, having been married to Elizabeth Stumpf shortly before leaving Germany. He came direct to the wilderness where Berlin now stands and felled the trees, clearing the land where the Court House and County Jail are, this job of clearing being taken by Mr. Stroh from Mr. Gaukel who then owned the land. After living about two years in this country he bought 160 acres of land from Mr. John Wissler near Lexington at $8.60 per acre, (Mr. Wissler at the time owned 1000 acres in a block in that part of the township of Waterloo. Mr. Stroh was a consistent member of the Lutheran Church and was one of the principle promoters of the first Lutheran Church in Berlin, he and the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Bindeman being bosom friends. He suffered a slight paralytic stroke about two weeks before his death from which he never recovered. The deceased leaves four sons, namely Henry, Yost, John and Carl, and two daughters, namely Catharine, wife of Mr. Jacob Oswald who lives retired in Berlin, and Marie, wife of Mr. Steen of Berlin. Mrs. Stroh, wife of the deceased died about 17 years ago, since which time he has made his home with his son Carl at whose residence he died. Deceased was a brother of Mr. Yost Stroh of Balsam Grove, who is the sole survivor of the old brothers.

      Unidentified Newspaper Obituary

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      Queen Street South, West Side.

      A frame building used as a tavern by Phineas Varnum and later the kitchen of the Gaukel Hotel.

      A frame building erected by Frederick Gaukel about 1833 as shelter for the considerable number of immigrants coming to Berlin at that time. In 1837 it was made into a dwelling for John Stroh, uncle of Jacob Stroh. Two children were born in this building, Katie, in 1838, (she married Jacob Oswald, still living, now 93 years of age), and Henry Stroh, born in 1840.

      Hall's Lane.

      A brick building erected about 1850. John Klein, father of John Klein of Buffalo, was the first occupant. Later the building was used as a printing office, first by the "Berlin Chronicle", William Jaffray editor and proprietor, and later by the "Berliner Journal", Rittinger & Motz. The site is now occupied by the Lockhart garage.

      The Franklin Hotel, a handsome, good-sized frame building, erected by Philip Roth about 1856. Successive hotel-keepers were John Klein, Levi Gaukel, Frederick Riegelman, who later moved to Buffalo, and Jacob Weber. Weber was occupant in 1874 when the hotel was burned down. The fire started in the barn at the rear of the hotel. The hotel shed, next south, extended, at right angles, from Queen Street to the barn.

      A garden.

      A one and one-half story frame building lengthwise with the street occupied by Christopher K. Nahrgang whose parents came from Hessen, Germany, about 1835. He was married to a Miss Zinkann of New Hamburg.

      A stone building used as a tailor shop by Mr. Nahrgang who was deaf and dumb. His wife helped him in the business. She lived to be 87. It was in this building that John Motz of the "Journal" and eventually County Sheriff, learned the tailoring trade.

      A one and one-half story dwelling, erected about 1857, occupied by George Fischer, barber, who had his shop on King Street. A later occupant was George Lutz, a cabinet maker in Hoffman's factory and after him Henry Schaefer's mother.

      A frame building lengthwise with the street, the church of the Evangelical denomination, erected in 1841. In 1866 it was replaced by the brick building still standing, now used as stores and upstairs dwellings.

      A one and one-half story frame building with kitchen at the rear erected by William Becking, wagonmaker, about 1848. Becking was noted as a hunter. White hare and passenger pigeons, practically extinct long ago, were abundant at that time.

      Becking's wagon-shop and lumber yard at the corner of John Street with the customary incline and stair to the second story of the shop. Up this incline the wagons were drawn to the paint shop. Valentine Gildner, at the corner of King and Benton Streets, did the blacksmith work for Becking's wagons.

      John Street.

      A one and one-half story house occupied by H. Baedecker in 1860 and later by Adam Doering.

      Rev. F. W. Tuerk's residence erected about 1860 by Henry Rothaermel, a carpenter. The matching and planing was all done by hand, slow but thorough work. Window sashes, panel doors and all other requirements were made in the same manner. A skilled workman at that time was expected to he able to do painting as well as carpenter work. A single room in the shape of a square turret on the ridge of the building was Rev. Tuerk's study. The house was up-hill about twenty feet above the street level so that the study on top gave a good outlook. The site is now occupied by the York Apartments.

      A frame building one and one-half story high.

      Nothing but a building used as an ashery between that and Joseph E. Schneider's house and farm buildings.


      REMINISCENCES OF BERLIN (NOW KITCHENER) By JACOB STROH Contributed by Joseph M. Snyder.

      Part I. Settlement - Early Villagers and Buildings, Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume 1930

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 pg 133.
      John STROHFarmerGermanyLU43MY 3 133 9 41
      Elisabeth STROHWifeGermanyLU40FY 3 133 9 42
      Catharine STROHDaughterCanadaLU13F 3 133 9 43
      Henry STROHSonCanadaLU11M 3 133 9 44
      Yost STROHSonCanadaLU6M 3 133 9 45
      Maria STROHDaughterCanadaLU3F 3 133 9 46
      Elisabeth STROHDaughterCanadaLU2F 3 133 9 47
      Henry PETERSLabourerGermanyLU18MN 3 133 9 48
      Franz STRAUBLabourerGermanyRC28MY 3 133 9 49

    2. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-3 Page 16.

    3. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      John Stroh Death Date: 4 Aug 1901 Death Location: Waterloo Born: abt 1809 Birth Location: Deu

    4. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 20.

    5. [S192] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Mount Hope CC#4500 Internet Link.
      Hier ruhet/ Johannes/ Stroh Sen./ gest. 4 Aug. 1901/ Alter 92 Jahr. 6 Mona. 9 Ta./[verse] NorthEast: Hier ruhet/ Elisabetha/ Ehefrau von/ Joh. Stroh/ gest. 11 Aug./ 1882/Alter 71 Jahre./ 1 Mon. u 22 Ta./ [verse]

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of John Stroh - August 5, 1901.

    7. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 9 Page 73.

    8. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 18.

    9. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 3 Page 13.

    10. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of John Stroh.

    11. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 25 May 1882.
      10 May 1882 Elisabeth Stroh, nee Stumpf, wife of John Stroh, died in Waterloo Township at age of 71 years, 1 month and 20 days.

    12. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 pg 133.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jan 1809 - Lehrbach, District Of Alsfeld, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1837 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Sep 1837 - New York City, New York, USA. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Agricultural Laborer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: senility (4 weeks) - 4 Aug 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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