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

Maryann Koch

Female 1867 - 1966  (99 years)


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  • Name Maryann Koch 
    Born 1867  Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Church Membership St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Elmira, Waterloo Region Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Name Maryann Geisel 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Religion 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Religion 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-216979 
    Died 22 May 1966  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried 25 May 1966  Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I401284  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Nicholas Koch,   b. 1839, Lingelbach, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Barbara Ratz,   b. 1850, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 2 Feb 1868  South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F210909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John S. Geisel,   b. 20 Sep 1867, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1962, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married Jan 1895  [6
    Children 
     1. Edward Geisel,   b. 1900, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Nellie E. Geisel,   b. 25 Oct 1895, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Edward John Geisel,   b. 14 Jan 1901, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1977, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Lillie M. Geisel,   b. 6 Apr 1898, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. Walter Henry Geisel,   b. Aug 1903, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Oscar George Geisel,   b. Jun 1910, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1988  (Age ~ 77 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F265057  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mrs. John Geisel - by Record Correspondent - ELMIRA - Mrs. John Geisel, 97, of Elmira died Sunday at the Elmira Private Hospital after a short illness. Born in Howick Township, the former Maryann Koch, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Koch. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and an honorary member of the Ladies Aid Society. She was predeceased by her husband in 1962, a daughter, Mrs. Lillie Richards, in 1964, a brother and three sisters. Surviving are three sons, Edward and Oscar of Elmira and Walter of Winterbourne; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Nettie) Norris of Waterloo; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira, until noon Wednesday when removal will be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church for the funeral service at 3: 30 p.m. Rev. D. A. Fritz will conduct the service. Burial will be in Elmira cemetery.

      Unidentified Newspaper Obituary

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      GEISEL, John and Mary Mr. and Mrs. John Geisel Mark Sixtieth Year of Marriage

      "We've had many hard times and we've had many pleasant times too," said John Geisel and his wife Mary agreed. His remark illustrated the theme which has run through their 60 years of married life, the anniversary of which they celebrated Sunday at their home, 5 Centre street.

      Mr. Geisel, 87, has been a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church for 74 years. He and his 86-year old wife enjoy good health and take an active part in the church activities. Mr. Geisel, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Geisel, still works in his garden and shovels snow for exercise. For amusement he plays solo with retired fellow farmers.

      His wife, the former Mary Ann Koch, can no longer sew or read. She is fond of house plants and cares for those that decorate the rooms in her home. She does her own housework and cooking. Ladies aid activities still interest her. The couple were married in St. Paul's Luther personage by Rev. John French. They were attended by Henry Geisel, the former Lena Geisel, Henry Koch and the former Christine Koch. The last two are now dead.

      Mr. and Mrs. Geisel remember when Mr. Geisel worked on a 100-acre farm all winter for 27 cents a day and Mrs. Geisel was paid 75 cents a week for housework. When they set up their home they furnished it for $48 and bought two new stoves for $50. Mr. Geisel worked a year for a farmer for $100 and a rent-free house plus firewood and a cow in pasture. With the $100 they had to supply their own food for the year.

      Mrs. Geisel recalls when she prepared and packaged butter for 12 cents a pound and sold eggs at eight cents a dozen. The couple started farming in Woolwich township 50 years ago in Balsam Grove school section No. 11. They were there for 51 years before selling the farm and moving to Elmira.

      They have five children: Mrs. Herbert (Nettie) Norris, Waterloo; Mrs. Edward (Lillie) Ritter, St. Jacobs; Edward, Elmira; Walter, Winterbourne, and Oscar at home. They also have 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Jan 1955

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-4 Page 7.

    2. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 15 page 13.

    3. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Wilmot Twp. 1871 Div. 2 Page 28.

    4. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Sub Dist. 15 Page 1.

    5. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Maryann Koch - Geisel.

    6. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of John S. Geisel - 14 Dec 1962.

    7. [S35] Vit - ON, Perth - Marriage Register of Perth County 1858-1869.
      Name: Nicolaus Koch Birth Place: Lingelbach Residence: East Zorra Township Age: 27 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841 Father Name: Johannes Mother Name: Anna Catharina Spouse Name: Barbara Ratz Spouse's Age: 17 Spouse Birth Year: abt 1851 Spouse Birth Place: South Easthope Township Spouse Residence: East Zorra Township Spouse Father Name: Christian Spouse Mother Name: Anna Maria Marriage Date: 2 Feb 1868 Marriage County or District: Perth

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1867 - Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch Membership - - St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Elmira, Waterloo Region Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 May 1966 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 May 1966 - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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