Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
William Herman "Billy" Heise

William Herman "Billy" Heise

Male 1887 - 1950  (62 years)

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  • Name William Herman "Billy" Heise 
    Born 12 Feb 1887  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    WW1, Private, 34th Battalion 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    WW1, Service #603172 
    Died 1950  [6
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Interesting public service, military, business 
    Name Bill Heise 
    Residence Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-350569 
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I350569  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2024 

    Father John Henry "Henry" Heise,   b. 19 Apr 1843, Mülhausen, Thuringen, Königreich, Mülhausen, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1917, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Dorothy Stuempfle,   b. 27 Mar 1850, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1950  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1869  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Family ID F23276  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Irene Barbara Greig Midgley,   b. 1905, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1 Dec 1927  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F251411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    William H. Heise
    William H. Heise
    from Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

  • Notes 
    • William H. "Bill" Heise was the son of Preston furniture maker Henry Heise and Dorothea Stuempfle. After formal schooling in Preston he learned the trade of watch making and operated a watch repair shop in the Barnhardt Block on King St. In 1915 he enlisted for military service as a stretcher bearer and was wounded in action in 1916 sustaining an injury that made it impossible to bend his arm. Despite this in 1919 he was one of Preston representatives at the formation of the Inter-County Baseball Association, he served as president in 1926 and 1927. In 1918 he was appointed Division County Clerk until 1929 when he took over the operation of a confectionery store from his sister and her husband.

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S204] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1901, Preston (Village) F-2 Page 19.

    2. [S2441] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1891, Section 1 Page 29.

    3. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name:William Hermann Heise Date of Birth:12 Feb 1887 Gender:Male Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:John Henry Heise Mother's name:Dorothea Strumpfle

    4. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    5. [S1890] Military - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Public Library WW1 Soldiers Card Index Soldier Information Cards - World War One.

    6. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      "A Sport"/ [2 Crossed Baseball Bats] W. H. (Billy) Heise/ 1887 - 1950/ Beloved Husband Of/ Irene Midgley/ "I'll Never Forget You Darling".

    7. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 16 Sep 1869.
      Sept. 14, 1869 Dorothea Stuempfle and Henry Heise, both of Preston

    9. [S2441] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1891, Section 1 Page 28.

    10. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:Henry Heise Age:27 Birth Date:abt 1842 Birth Place:Muhlhansen M Prussia Marriage Date:14 Sep 1869 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:Christoph Heise Mother:Mana Heise Spouse:Dorathea Stuempfle Spouse's Age:19 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1850 Spouse Birth Place:Preston Spouse Father:Michael Stuempfle Spouse Mother:Catharine Stuempfle

    11. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:William Herman Heise Age:40 Birth Date:abt 1887 Birth Place:Preston Marriage Date:1 Dec 1927 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:Henry Heise Mother:Dorothea Stuemphle Spouse:Irene Barbara Greig Midgley Spouse's Age:22 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1905 Spouse Birth Place:England Spouse Father:Arthur Edward Midgley Spouse Mother:Barbara Jane Georg

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Feb 1887 - 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 MapsMarried - 1 Dec 1927 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 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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