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

William Henry Grosz

Male 1881 - 1958  (77 years)


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  • Name William Henry Grosz 
    Born 27 Jul 1881  Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Business 31 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    W. H. Grosz Undertaker 
    Kitchener-W.H.Grosz-Undertaker-0001-fromMarionRoes.jpg
    Kitchener-W.H.Grosz-Undertaker-0001-fromMarionRoes.jpg
    Image from Marion Roes 2020
    Occupation 1907  Listowel, Wallace Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    salesman 
    Occupation 1909  [5, 6
    furniture dealer & undertaker 
    Business 1915  31 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Grosz and Campbell - Undertaking and Embalming 
    • Undertaking and Embalming

      Grosz and Campbell

      31 Queen North

      Telephones: Office 942, Residence 1027, Night 115

      Livery in Connection, Charges Moderate

      Morning funeral rigs $2. each. Afternoon funeral rigs $3 each.

      Berlin Daily Telegraph, September 7, 1915
    Name W. H. Grosz 
    Name William Henry Gross 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1921  93 Hohner Ave., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Methodist 
    Residence 1958  180 Becker St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-36984 
    Died 1 Aug 1958  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I36984  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father George Adam Gross,   b. 8 Jan 1845, Michelbach, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1928, Listowel, Wallace Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Susanna Schneider,   b. 3 Sep 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1933, Listowel, Wallace Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1872  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Julianna Walter,   b. 1880, Wallace Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1956  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1907  Listowel, Wallace Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Esther Julia Marie Gross,   b. 12 Jan 1909, Atwood, Elma Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1973, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Jean Eveline "Eveline" Gross,   b. 1 Dec 1910, Listowel, Wallace Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1999, Stevensville, Ravalli, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Gerald Gross,   b. 1917, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     4. Dorthy Gross,   b. 1918, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F9731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Gross - On Friday, August 1, 1958, William H. Gross of 180 Becker Street. Kitchener, dear father of Gerald Gross, Mrs. George R. Aletter, Mr. Sam Schlooser of Kitchener, Mrs. Henry Oshant of Billings, Montana, aged 77 years furniture manufacturers representative, Resting at Ratz Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King Street West. Kitchener, for service on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery

      Vancouver Sunday 4 Aug 1958

      _________________

      Kitchener Firm Finds Specialties Profitable


      One of the nicest small city furniture stores in Canada is that of Grosz & Hohmeier, Kitchener, Ont. The store occupies three floors on the main street in what is probably the centre of the shopping district in the city. On the first floor is a general line of furniture supplemented by such specialties as sewing machines, plaster ornaments, table lamps, doll carriages, pictures, etc…. On the second floor Grosz & Hohmeier have musical instruments. The piano and talking machine departments are well worth while.

      We might get more business in these lines if we went out after orders, but we feel that this would hurt us. You know we have an undertaking department, and anyone in that business must be very careful about indiscriminately calling in the neighborhood. Sick people are very sensitive and nothing disturbs them more than the thought of an undertaker keeping his eye on them in search of business. So we wouldn't let any agent make house to house visits for us. At the same time our business in musical instruments is growing….We have arranged to handle one of the big lines of records. This will help. Business is good," concluded Mr. Grosz.

      Canadian Furniture World and The Undertaker, March 1918 p. 20 - supplied by Marion Roes

  • Sources 
    1. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 30 Page 16.

    2. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: Grosz
      Event Type: Death
      Event Date: 08 Dec 1910
      Event Place: Listowel, Perth, Ontario
      Gender: Female
      Age: 0
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1910 stillborn
      Death Place: Listowel, Perth, Ontario
      Death Age: 1 day
      Father's Name: W. H. Grosz b. Mayborough
      Mother's Name: Julia Wattes b. Wallace

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      William H. Grosz, 26, Occ: salesman - Listowel, b. Maryborough s/o George and Susanna Schneider, married 4 Dec 1907 Listowel, to Julia A. Walter, 25, res. Listowel, b. Wallace, d/o Jacob Walter & Julia Arnold

    4. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: William Henry Grosz
      Event Type: Birth
      Event Date: 27 Jul 1881
      Event Place: Maryborough, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
      Registration Date: 1881
      Gender: Male
      Father's Name: George A Grosz
      Mother's Name: Susanna Schneider

    5. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: Esther Julia Marrie Grosz
      Event Type: Birth
      Event Date: 12 Jan 1909
      Event Place: Atwood, Elma, Perth, Ontario, Canada
      Registration Date: 1909
      Gender: Female
      Father's Name: William Henry Grosz
      Occ: furniture dealer
      Mother's Name: Julia A Walter
      Married 4 Dec 1907 Listowel

    6. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: Grosz
      Event Type: Birth
      Event Date: 01 Dec 1910
      Event Place: Listowel, Perth, Ontario, Canada
      Registration Date: 1910
      Gender: Female
      Father's Name: W U Grosz - furniture dealer and undertaker
      Mother's Name: Julia Grosz

    7. [S3231] Find A Grave, Cemetery, W., America, N., Municipality, W., & Cemetery, W. (2020). William H. Gross (Unknown-1958) - Find A Grave... Retrieved 27 July 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/208138337/william-h_-gross.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jul 1881 - Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - W. H. Grosz Undertaker - - 31 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - salesman - 1907 - Listowel, Wallace Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Dec 1907 - Listowel, Wallace Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Grosz and Campbell - Undertaking and Embalming - 1915 - 31 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Aug 1958 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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