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

Joseph Bretz[1]

Male 1850 - 1938  (87 years)


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  • Name Joseph Bretz 
    Born 5 Nov 1850  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Tunker 
    Occupation 1874  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    carpenter 
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Preacher 
    Religion 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Carpenter 
    Eby ID Number 00015-1195 
    Died 4 Aug 1938  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Cause: Cause: Carcinoma of Stomach 
    Buried 6 Aug 1938  Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I352277  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Jacob Bretz,   b. 24 Apr 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Susannah Fischer,   b. 15 Feb 1823, Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1870, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1843  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F4311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Gable,   b. 10 Sep 1852, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1938, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 6 May 1874  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 10
    Children 
     1. Ellenore Bretz,   b. 1876, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ellmore Bretz,   b. 20 Sep 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Adah Bretz,   b. 11 Oct 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Milton Bretz,   b. 14 Mar 1884, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Ida Bretz,   b. 1889, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F252060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Nov 1850 - 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 MapsReligion - Tunker - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - carpenter - 1874 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 May 1874 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Preacher - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Carcinoma of Stomach - 4 Aug 1938 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Aug 1938 - Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Joseph Bretz, "was born November 5th, 1850. He is married to Mary Gabel. They reside in the town of Galt, Ontario."


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 299.

    2. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-6 page 13.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      gives age and country of birth

    4. [S138] Cemetery - ON, Oxford, Blenheim - Blenheim Mennonite Internet Link Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Joseph Bretz/ 1850-1938/ 25. Mary Gable/ his wife/ 1852-1938/

    5. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 17.

    6. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Section 2 Page 110.

    7. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Joseph Bretz Born: Canada Age: 23 Father: Jacob Bretz Mother: Susannah Bretz Born: abt 1851 Spouse: Maria Goebel Age: 21 born: Canada Father: Cornelius Goebel Mother: Lydia Goebel married 6 May 1874

    8. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:Joseph Bretz Gender:Male Birth Year:abt 1851 Birth Place:Ontario Age at Death:87 Death Date:4 Aug 1938 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Jacob Bretz Mother:Jishen

    9. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huether, Preston report 30.
      Jacob Bretz, to Susanna Fisher, both of Wateloo. 24 Oct. 1843

    10. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:Joseph Bretz Age:23 Birth Date:abt 1851 Birth Place:Canada Marriage Date:6 May 1874 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:Jacob Bretz Mother:Susannah Bretz Spouse:Maria Goebel Spouse's Age:21 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1853 Spouse Birth Place:Canada Spouse Father:Cornelius Goebel Spouse Mother:Lydia Goebel