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

Wilhelm H. "William" Hunsperger

Male 1846 - 1922  (76 years)


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  • Name Wilhelm H. "William" Hunsperger 
    Born 5 Jun 1846  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Name William H. Honsberger 
    Name William Hunsberger 
    Occupation 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Laborer 
    Residence 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1868  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1868  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number 00057-3870 
    Died 25 Aug 1922  [6
    Buried Didsbury Cemetery, Didsbury, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I394533  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2024 

    Father William B. Hunsberger,   b. 1 Mar 1810, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1895, West Of New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Veronica "Frances" "Fanny" Hallman,   b. 14 May 1814, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1894, West Of New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F801  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Schlueter,   b. 14 May 1848, Pinehill, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1936, Didsbury, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1868  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 7
    Children 
     1. Emma Honsberger
     2. Allen Hunsberger,   b. 9 Jan 1869,   d. 22 Jan 1949  (Age 80 years)
     3. Abner S. Hunsperger,   b. 18 Dec 1871, Greenwood, St. Clair Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1953, Didsbury, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Cora Honsberger,   b. 26 Feb 1877, , Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1939, Didsbury, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     5. Alvin S. Hunsperger,   b. 28 Aug 1880, Greenwood, St. Clair Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1977, Didsbury, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2024 
    Family ID F15554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William H. Honsberger, "was born June 5th, 1846. He is married to Catharine Schlichter. They reside on a farm near Brown City, Michigan, but purpose moving to Alberta, N. W. T., where they have taken up land. They have five 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 an old Pioneer
      Mr. William Hunsperger, resident of district for 28 years, died last Friday.

      Gradually the men and women who came here when conditions were absolutely in a raw state in the Didsbury district and by their hard work and unselfish giving of themselves lay down the foundations for a prosperous community by passing out of sight, and with the passing of each one of these old pioneers leave a gap amongst those of us who came in the early years which seemed almost impossible to fill.

      It is our unfortunate duty this week to again record the death of one of those old pioneers in the person of Mr. William Hunsperger a man by his life of unswervingly loyalty to the to the district and community and his integrity and outstanding faith in the better things have left us an example that will be hard to follow.

      Mr. Hunsperger, although of quiet disposition was always cherry and had a good word for everyone. He came to this district 28 years ago when there were mighty few settlers scattered over a large territory and consequently above he and Mrs. Hunsperger knew what real pioneering meant in the last great west. But through good times and bad they never gave up and they always gave a helping hand wherever they saw the need of it. For some years Mister Hunsperger was president of the Didsbury Agricultural Society and was also a very valuable counsellor, being one of the first to be elected to that position when the town was incorporated. He also held the position of J. P. During the war and was postmaster in the spring of 1912, which position he held until sickness over took him.

      Deceased was born near New Dundee, Ontario, and 1816, being a little over 76 years of age. He was married in 1868 to Miss Catherine Schluchter from which Union three sons and two daughters were born, Allan, Abner and Alvin, of Didsbury and Mrs. E. Sherrick, Didsbury and Mrs. M, Ryckman, Chilliwack, B. C. and 21 grandchildren.

      There were ten brothers and sisters of Mr. Hunsperger all are now dead with the exception of Mr. Ben Hunsperger of Chilliwack, B. C. and Mr. Aaron Hunsperger, of New Dundee, Ontario.

      Mr. Hunsperger took a very active interest in the church work right up to the time of his death being a member of that Evangelical Church for over 50 years during which time he has several Offices, amongst them being trustee, class teacher and Sunday school superintendent.

      The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon last and was the largest fitted ever took place in Didsbury, crowds of people being unable to get into the services at either the house or the church and, and the very large display a beautiful wreaths and bouquets testified silently eloquently to the esteem in which Mr. Hunsperger was held. Rev. Mr. Dengis, pastor of the Evangelical Church, had charge of the services assisted by Rev. Mr. Gowdie, Reverend Mr. Traub, and Reverend Mr. Bender. Reverend Mr. Gowdie, a very old friend of the family, preached the sermon at the church while M. Dengis spoke briefly at the home and church. Interment the place in the Didsbury Cemetery.

      Mrs. Hunsperger senior and the family have the sincerest sympathy of the whole District in their loss of a loving husband and kind father and the district Mourns the passage of a wise counsellor and kind friend.

      Flowers and wreaths were received from the following, R. B. Bennett, Calgary, large wreath, Geo. Cloakey, Calgary, spray Mr. and Mrs. Otto and Mr. and Mrs. Harderer, Cremona, spray, Mr. and Mrs. Ridd, Botteril, wreath, Mr. and Mrs. B. Hunsperger and children, cross, Mrs. Stevens, Lacombe, spray post office staff, wreath, Mr and Mrs W. J. Hillyard, cross from the family a cross

      Didsbury Pioneer August 30th 1922, page 1

  • 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..., 813.

    2. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 17.

    3. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Wilhelm Hunsperger Birth Place: Waterloo Co. Residence: Wilmot Township Age: 21 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847 Father Name: Wilhelm Hunsperger Mother Name: Fanny Hahlmann Spouse Name: Catharina Schluchte Spouse's Age: 20 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848 Spouse Birth Place: Wilmot Township Spouse residence: Wilmot Township Spouse Father Name: Jacob Schluchte Spouse Mother Name: Mary Winter Marriage Date: 25 Feb 1868 Marriage County: Waterloo

    4. [S844] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1861, Sect. 2 Page 11.

    5. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Name: Wilhelm Hunsperger
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 25 Feb 1868
      Event Place: Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
      Gender: Male
      Birthplace: Waterloo Co
      Father's Name: Wilhelm Hunsperger
      Mother's Name: Fany Hahlmann
      Spouse's Name: Catharina Schluchte
      Spouse's Gender: Female
      Spouse's Age: 20
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1848
      Spouse's Birthplace: Wilmot Tp
      Spouse's Father's Name: Jacob Schluchte
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Winter

      Other information in the record of Wilhelm Hunsperger and Catharina Schluchte
      Name: Wilhelm Hunsperger
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 25 Feb 1868
      Event Place: Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
      Gender: Male
      Birthplace: Waterloo Co
      Father's Name: Wilhelm Hunsperger
      Mother's Name: Fany Hahlmann
      Spouse's Name: Catharina Schluchte
      Spouse's Gender: Female
      Spouse's Age: 20
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1848
      Spouse's Birthplace: Wilmot Tp
      Spouse's Father's Name: Jacob Schluchte
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Winter

    6. [S3231] Find A Grave, Cemetery, D., America, N., Division, C., & Cemetery, D. (1846). William Hunsperger (1846-1922) - Find A Grave.... Findagrave.com. Retrieved 16 November 2019, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55119967/william-hunsperger.

    7. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 5 Mar 1868.
      Feb. 25, 1868 Catharina Schluchte and Wilhelm Hunsperger, both of Wilmot

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jun 1846 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1868 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1868 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Feb 1868 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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