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

George Roos[1]

Male 1818 - 1893  (75 years)

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  • Name George Roos 
    Born 13 May 1818  Dettwiller, Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    inn keeper 
    Occupation 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Inn Keeper & Brewer 
    Residence 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Hotel Keeper 
    Business 1877  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    J. Roos' Hotel 
    Preston,J.RoosHotel-1877Advert.jpg
    Preston,J.RoosHotel-1877Advert.jpg
    The County of Waterloo Gazetteer and Directory for 1877-78. Published by Armstrong & Co., Toronto, Ontario 1878
    Historic Building 991 King St. E., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Queen's Hotel 
    • Constructed by George Roos
    Occupation 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gentleman 
    Residence 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-34853 
    Died 3 Sep 1893  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11
    Cause: Cause: Fatty Degeneration of the Heart (1 year) 
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Person ID I34853  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2024 

    Father Jacob Roos,   b. Abt 1790, of Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F24071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Katharina Elizabeth Haeberlin,   b. 2 Sep 1819, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1864  (Age 44 years) 
    Children 
     1. Louis Roos,   b. 24 Oct 1840, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1863, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     2. Charles G. Roos,   b. 5 Jul 1842, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1905  (Age 62 years)
     3. Herman Roos,   b. 1843, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Sally Roos,   b. 1845, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Dillman Roos,   b. 19 Jul 1847, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1867  (Age 19 years)
     6. Christian Roos,   b. 1848, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Rachinor Roos,   b. 1854, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Regina Roos,   b. 1854, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Mena Roos,   b. 1856, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Emma Roos,   b. 17 Sep 1860, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Friedrich H. Roos,   b. 19 Oct 1861, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1862  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F9272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Salome Schmidt,   b. 11 May 1824, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1902, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Children 
     1. Salome Fredericka "Sally" Roos,   b. 10 Jul 1845,   d. 13 Jun 1925, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Rose Eberlin Roos,   b. 12 Jul 1869, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1918, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F24033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Salome Mogk,   b. 1817, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Rosa Roos,   b. 1868, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F250399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Another of the old settlers was one Mr. Jacob Thoman, a tailor from Switzerland. He built two taverns and for a time did considerable business. The place where his first tavern stood was purchased by George Roos who took it down and erected the present three storey stone tavern. The moral character of Mr. Jacob Thoman, however, had many blemishes. He was despised by almost every body and died a miserable death, after all his property had been squandered.

      Fifth Annual Report Of The Waterloo Historical Society, 1917 pg 25

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Carl Clare b. Hamilton res: Preston Age: 23 born abt 1845 father: John Clare mother: Margareth Beck married Salome Roos Age:: 21 born abt 1847 b. Preston Spouse res: Preston father: George Roos mother: Cathe Schmitt married 12 Jan 1868 Marriage Place: Preston

    2. [S270] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1852, Pg 1.

    3. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      George ROOS/ gest. 3 Sept. 1893/ Alter/ 75 Jah. 3 Mo./ & 21 Tage./ Salome/ Ehrefau von/ George ROOS,/ gest. 11 Apr. 1902/ Alt. 78 Jah./

    4. [S105] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1871, Pg. 38.

    5. [S297] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1881, Page 17.

    6. [S1473] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1861, Div. 2 Page 16.

    7. [S2441] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1891, Section 1 Page 54.

    8. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [Left Side] George Roos/ Gest. 3 Sept. 1893/ Alter/ 75 Jah. 3 Mo./ & 21 Tage./ Salome/ Ehrefau Von/ George Roos,/ Gest. 11 Apr. 1902/ Alt. 78 Jah./

    9. [S270] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1852, Pg. 1.

    10. [S2017] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1877-1878 - Armstrong & Cos County of Waterloo Gazetteer & Directory for 1877-8.

    11. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:George Roos Gender:Male Birth Year:abt 1818 Birth Place:Detrnsiler Alsace, Deu Age at Death:75 Death Date:3 Sep 1893 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 May 1818 - Dettwiller, Alsace Lorraine, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - inn keeper - 1852 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Inn Keeper & Brewer - 1861 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper - 1871 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - J. Roos' Hotel - 1877 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - Queen's Hotel - - 991 King St. E., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Fatty Degeneration of the Heart (1 year) - 3 Sep 1893 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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