Waterloo Region Generations
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William Frederick Kress

Male 1871 - 1958  (86 years)


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  • Name William Frederick Kress 
    Born 14 Apr 1871  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Business Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Kress Hotel 
    Name William Kress 
    Name Willie Kress 
    Occupation 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Not Given 
    Religion 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Hotel Keeper 
    Occupation 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Hotel Keeper, Hotel 
    Religion 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1958  700 Rockway Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-350819 
    Died 26 Jan 1958  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I350819  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Christopher Kress,   b. 5 Dec 1824, , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1908, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Barbara Reichert,   b. 6 Apr 1831, , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1914, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1864  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Family ID F251501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane Folland,   b. 21 Mar 1870, , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1956, Seaforth, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1895  Seaforth, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Mabel Augusta Kress,   b. 22 Feb 1898, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964  (Age 65 years)
     2. Wilbur Folland Carl Kress,   b. 2 Apr 1901, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F251502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William F. KressA former owner of the Kress Hotel in Preston, WilliamFrederick Kress, 88, of 700 Rockway Drive, died today, at his residence. Born April 14, 1871, in Preston,he was a son of the late Christopher Kress and his wife, the former Barbara Reichert. He was a member of Preston lodge, AF and AM. He was the last surviving member of his family. Surviving are a son, Wilbur of St. Thomas and a daughter, Mrs. G. H. K. (Mabel) Bingham of Kitchener. There also is one grandchild. His wife, the former Mary Jane Holland, predeceased him Oct. 17, 1958. The body is at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home, where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Rev A. W. Millstone will officiate. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Jan 1958 pg 5

  • Sources 
    1. [S204] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1901, Preston (Village) F-2 Page 4.

    2. [S297] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1881, Page 40.

    3. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 24 Pg. 6.

    4. [S2441] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1891, Section 1 Page 4.

    5. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name:Frederick Wilhelm Kress Date of Birth:14 Apr 1871 Gender:Male Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:Christopher Kress Mother's name:Barbara Reikert

    6. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of William F. Kress - 27 Jan 1958 pg 5.

    7. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [Large Monument] Kress./ [Flat Marker, Foot End, At Front] William F. Kress/ 1871 - 1958/ His Beloved Wife/ Mary J. Folland/ 1870 - 1956.

    8. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Kress Christoph, widower, 40, Preston, Baden, s/o G Michael & Catherine ( Dougal? ), married 25 Dec 1864 Barbara Sauter, widow; 33, Preston, Baden, d/o Michael & Sophia (Dall)

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 12 Jan 1865.
      Dec. 25, 1864 Barbara Sauter and Christoph Kress, both of Preston, by Rev. Wurster

    10. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Mrs. William Kress - 18 Oct 1956 pg 7.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Apr 1871 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Kress Hotel - - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Not Given - 1891 - 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 MapsMarried - 9 Oct 1895 - Seaforth, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper - 1901 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper, Hotel - 1911 - 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 MapsResidence - 1958 - 700 Rockway Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jan 1958 - Kitchener, 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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