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

Col. John George "George" Hespeler

Male 1837 - 1910  (73 years)


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  • Name John George "George" Hespeler 
    Prefix Col. 
    Born 8 Apr 1837  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Christened 24 Aug 1837  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1852  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Christian 
    Elected Office 1863  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve of Hespeler 
    Elected Office 1864  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Residence 1864  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Elected Office 1865  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve of Hespeler 
    Occupation 1871  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Miller and Distiller 
    Elected Office 1872  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden of the County of Waterloo 
    Interesting politics, mill, brewer-distill, public service 
    Name George Hespeler 
    Occupation 1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Manufacturer 
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Saw Mill Owner 
    Residence 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Anglican 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-34966 
    Died 23 Sep 1910  Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause: apoplexy 
    Buried Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I34966  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    Father Jacob Hespeler, Esq.,   b. 28 Jan 1811, Eningen, , Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1881, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Elisabeth "Lissie" "Lizzie" "Elise" Knoth,   b. 28 Oct 1817, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1881, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Family ID F9290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emma Augusta Wilson,   b. 1842, Saltfleet Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Feb 1864  Saltfleet Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Children 
     1. Jacobina Hespeler,   b. 1864, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ella Augusta Hespeler,   b. 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F29814  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • George Hespeler served on Hespeler town council in 1864 and of reeve of the town in 1863, 1865-1867. He was one of the founding members of the Hespeler Mechanics Institute in 1871 and was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the 29th Waterloo Battalion. He lived later in Galt and later Omaha, Nebraska where he reported the death of his mother in 1895.


      Cambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

  • Sources 
    1. [S270] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1852, Pg 3.

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 17.

    3. [S508] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1871, Page 14.

    4. [S51] Vit - ON, Wentworth - Wentworth County Marriage Register 1858-1869.
      George Hespeler, b. Preston, residence Hespeler aged 26, s/o Jacob & Lissie. married E. Augusta, 21, res & b. Saltfleet Township, d/o John W. Wilson & J. M. Sophia, married 24 FEb 1864 Wentworth

    5. [S1837] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1861, Div. 1 Page 9.

    6. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Section 2 Page 58.

    7. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      John Georg Hespeler, son of Jacob and Elisabetha Prout?, bapt. 24 Aug 1837 Preston, sponsors: parents

    8. [S2413] North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004, Reference ID: item 4 cn 344 FHL Film Number: 1877581.
      Col. George Hespeler Gender: Male Age: 73y 5m 15d Birth Date: 8 Apr 1837, b. Preston, Ontario, Canada, Death Date: 23 Sep 1910 Death Place: Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina Father: Jacob Hespeler b. Germany Mother: Lisse b. Germany, retired, Cause: apoplexy, Burial or Removal, Chicago, Ill.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Apr 1837 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 24 Aug 1837 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Christian - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve of Hespeler - 1863 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1864 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Feb 1864 - Saltfleet Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve of Hespeler - 1865 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller and Distiller - 1871 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden of the County of Waterloo - 1872 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Saw Mill Owner - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Anglican - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: apoplexy - 23 Sep 1910 - Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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