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

Joseph Unger Clemens[1, 2]

Male 1850 - 1920  (70 years)


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  • Name Joseph Unger Clemens 
    Born 14 Feb 1850  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Store Clerk 
    Residence 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1875  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    merchant 
    Residence 1875  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Store Keeper 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Merchant 
    Residence 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    United Brethren 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Dry Goods 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Merchant, Grocer 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number 00023-1875 
    Died 25 Nov 1920  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10, 13, 14
    Cause: Cause: Bright's Disease - Cardiac Failure 
    Buried 27 Nov 1920  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    Person ID I352651  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2020 

    Father Wendell B. Clemens,   b. 28 Dec 1823, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1897, Lapeer Co., Michigan, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Catherine Unger,   b. 16 Mar 1829, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1917, , Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1845  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Family ID F252470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fanny Elizabeth Simpson,   b. 20 Mar 1850, St. George, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1923, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1875  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 16
    Children 
     1. Millicent May "Millie" Clemens,   b. 7 Dec 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 64 years)
     2. Harold Vincent "Vincent" "Harry" Clemens,   b. 11 Mar 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Charles Joseph Clemens,   b. 11 Mar 1884, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1923  (Age 38 years)
     4. Reginald Victor Clemens,   b. 28 Jun 1890, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F252210  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph U. Clemens, "was born February 14th, 1850. For a number of years he was engaged in the mercantile business in New Dundee with great success. About two years ago he disposed of his business in New Dundee and bought the old and well established business of Kranz & Son, situated on King Street, Berlin, where he is now having an extensive trade. He is married to Fannie Simpson and has a family of four children".

      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.].

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      Death of J.U. Clemens - The news was received here with deep regret that Mr. J. U. Clemens had pasted away early yesterday morning at his home, 15 Margaret Ave., Kitchener. Mr. Clemens had been in poor health for some time, but was able to continue his business here up to a week ago Saturday. Leaving here he took to his bed and although seriously ill hopes were at first entertained for his recovery. Dropsy and heart failure were the immediate cause of his death, but a severe attack of influenza and pneumonia two years ago had greatly undermined his health. The late Mr. Clemens was born near Blair in February 1850 and was in his 71st year. He conducted a general store business in New Dundee for about ten or twelve years, after which he removed to Kitchener where he bought out C. Kranz & Co. About sixteen years ago he opened a general store in New Hamburg which he conducted successfully up to time of his death. Deceased was a valued member of Trinity Methodist Church, Kitchener, and in politics a staunch Liberal. He was well and favorably known throughout this district and was highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends. The late Mr. Clemens was married to Miss Fannie Simpson, who survives him besides three sons and one daughter. The children are: Harry, of Montreal, Charles of Toronto, Reginald, of Detroit, and Miss Millicent at home. Wendell and Harry Clemens, of Kitchener, and John Clemens, of Galt, are brothers. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late residence to Mount Hope Cemetery

      New Hamburg Independent, November 26, 1920

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      Clemens
      - At Kitchener, Thursday, November 25th. J. U. Clemens, in his 71st year.

      Funeral will take place on Saturday, the 27th inst, at 2 o'clock p. m., from his late residence, 15 Margaret Ave., to Mount Hope Cemetery.

      New Hamburg Independent, November 26, 1920

  • 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..., 440.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 13 Jan 1876.
      29 Dec 1875 By Rev. C. Cookman in Berlin, Joseph U. Clemens of New Dundee was married to Fanny Elisabeth Simpson of Berlin.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 9336-75.
      Joseph Unger CLEMENS, 25, merchant, Canada, Wilmot twp., s/o Wendell & Catherine, married Fanny Elizabeth SIMPSON, 25, Canada, Berlin, d/o Martin & Ann Eliza, witn: Adam CROZIER of Galt & Harriet SIMPSON of Berlin, 29 Dec 1875 at Berlin

    4. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      Joseph U. Clemens / died Nov. 25, 1920 / aged 71 yrs. 9 m. 21 d. / Fanny Elizabeth / his beloved wife / died Oct. 15, 1923 / aged 73 years / at rest / Clemens / Charles J. Clemens / born Mar. 11, 1884 / died ?? Jan. 7, 1923 / Reginald V. Clemens / 1890-1941 / Millicent Clemens / 1876-1941

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 10.

    6. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-4 Page 4.

    7. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 30.

    8. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 38 Page 3.

    9. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 49.

    10. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      North: Joseph U. Clemens/ died Nov. 25, 1920/ aged 71 yrs. 9 m. 21 d./ Fanny Elizabeth/ his beloved wife/ died Oct. 15, 1923/ aged 73 years/ At rest/ Clemens/
      (A) Father (B) Reggie (C) Mother (D) Charlie (E) Millicent
      South: Charles J. Clemens/ born Mar. 11, 1884/ died Jan. 7, 1923/ Reginald V. Clemens/ 1890-1941/ Millicent Clemens/ 1876-1941/

    11. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 12 Page 83.

    12. [S2728] aaaBerlin Census 1871, Sect. 2 Page 1.

    13. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 25 Page 6.

    14. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:Joseph Unger Clemens Gender: Male Birth Year:abt 1850 Birth Place:Ontario Age at Death:70 Death Date: 24 Nov 1920 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    15. [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..., 439.

    16. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:Joseph Unger Clemens Age:25 Birth Date:abt 1850 Birth Place:Canada Marriage Date:29 Dec 1875 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:Wendell Clemens Mother:Catharine Clemens Spouse:Fanny Elizabeth Simpson Spouse's Age:25 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1850 Spouse Birth Place:Canada Spouse Father:Martin Simpson Spouse Mother:Ann Eliza Simpson

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Feb 1850 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Clerk - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1875 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1875 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Dec 1875 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Keeper - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - United Brethren - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Dry Goods - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant, Grocer - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Bright's Disease - Cardiac Failure - 25 Nov 1920 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Nov 1920 - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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