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

William Spaetzel

Male 1860 - 1927  (67 years)


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  • Name William Spaetzel 
    Born 3 Aug 1860  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Colar Maker 
    Occupation 1911  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Saddler, Harness Shop 
    Residence 1911  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00003-605.2000 
    Died 8 Dec 1927  Mannheim, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    Buried Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    Person ID I4206  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2021 

    Father William Spaetzel,   b. 9 Dec 1817, Gesarth, Sachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1897  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Miesner,   b. 21 May 1822, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1899  (Age 77 years) 
    Family ID F5699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emma Jane Witmer,   b. 14 Aug 1868, Guelph Township, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1961, Mannheim, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1885  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth Spaetzel,   b. 17 Jan 1886, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953  (Age 66 years)
     2. Gilbert W. Spaetzel,   b. 15 Oct 1887, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1964, Beamsville, Clinton Twp., Lincoln Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Arthur Witmer Spaetzel,   b. 22 Jul 1890, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1977, Beamsville, Clinton Twp., Lincoln Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. William Wesley "Wesley" Spaetzel,   b. 20 Jun 1893, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956  (Age 62 years)
     5. Sarah Irene Spaetzel,   b. 9 Jan 1895, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1970, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Idella May Spaetzel,   b. 4 Oct 1899, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1989, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     7. Roy Clifford Spaetzel,   b. 21 Dec 1903, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1991, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     8. Edward Melvin Spaetzel,   b. 30 Apr 1907, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1907, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Selina Roselle "Sally" Spaetzel,   b. 13 Nov 1908, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1993, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F4887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • PHOTO SERIES: CELEBRATING WR MAKERS IN NEW DUNDEE

      ERIN APPLEBEE·NOVEMBER 6, 2020

      The Dundee Arts Collective gallery and makers market officially opened to the public in early October 2020.

      When a dream opportunity presented itself to Jenny Miller and Kate Cox, co-founders of The Dundee Arts Collective, a global pandemic was not going to stand in their way.

      The origins of this opportunity began while Miller and Cox were taking pottery classes two years ago with Rosemary Jenkins at Dundee Pottery in the historic Fiederlein building in New Dundee. They built a relationship with Jenkins, who suggested they open a gallery and shop in the space.

      "Jenny and I both independently have always dreamed about opening a business like this, with the added piece that it's a multi-purpose arts space where we run classes and lessons. When Rosemary presented us with this opportunity, we were really excited to see our dream coming to life in this amazing historic building," Cox said.

      Nestled in a growing artistic community in New Dundee, this historic building can trace its history back to 1906 when the building was bought by William Spaetzel.

      Spaetzel operated a harness shop and was known for his "pneumatic horse collar" invention. An employee of Spaetzel's, Albert Fiederlein, married into the family and took over the harness business until 1946. Fiederlein and his son Robert transitioned the building into cold storage and operated the Red and White Grocery Store there until 1991.

      For Miller and Cox, both practicing artists with strong business management backgrounds, opening a business during a pandemic has not been easy. In a time when a lot of other businesses were scaling back and feeling unsure about the future, Miller and Cox saw a need for a business like The Dundee Arts Collective.

      "Both Jenny and I were listening to people, and hearing that a lot of people were really digging into their creativity … people were becoming really passionate about finding ways to expand their skills, outside of being at home," Cox said.

      "People have picked up something that they thought was just a hobby, and then they have realized that it is actually a real passion. I think this space is giving them a place to show and share their work and also encouraging them to take it seriously."

      As a gallery, The Dundee Arts Collective supports the sale of work by local artists with an appreciation of the natural landscape.

      "We live in such a beautiful, beautiful part of Canada, and that is really reflected in a lot of artists' work around here, and that is something that is really important to Jenny and I. You can look around and see that all of the conversation is around nature, the natural world and how we fit in," Cox said.

      As a truly multi-purpose space, The Dundee Arts Collective operates as more than just a gallery, it is a place for exchanging knowledge. Offering an emerging artist corner in the gallery was something Cox was excited to share.

      "With the experiences that Jenny and I have, we are able to coach them, in terms of presentation or how they should be thinking about pricing," Cox said.

      "We work a fair bit with artists helping them to understand their worth. We often think [as artists] this just comes so naturally, and we tend to underprice what we're doing."

      At The Dundee Arts Collective, there will always be a section for emerging artists. Part of the larger vision of founders will be to engage the artists in the community.

      "We have some exciting projects coming up that we would like to invite our artists to participate in. One of them is [a collection of] take-out projects …each one is designed by a local artist, so you can come by, grab a take-out project to go," Cox said.

      The Dundee Arts Collective currently has full safety precautions in place, including one-way doors, sanitization procedures and small class sizes.

      They are currently opened Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for visitors. They are also offering evening workshops, children's birthdays and bridal party options. Private evening experiences in the gallery happen on Thursdays and Fridays in November and December.

      "We are finding ways to help people feel confident and comfortable coming in here … We're just very excited to share this space with people."

      2020. Communityedition.Ca. https://communityedition.ca/celebrating-wr-makers-in-new-dundee-a-photo-series/?fbclid=IwAR22UMa2Nr9nS0WUvvfkdxEGHvu2RFmQzQhbEC_bCSXoY8RE1Y8z-vB5qs4.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Latschaw Mennonite CC#4560 Internet Link.
      Spaetzel/ William/ Spaetzel/ born Aug. 3, 1860/ died/ Dec. 8, 1927/ in the 68th year/ Emma Jane Witmer/ his wife/ born Aug. 14, 1868/ died Feb. 5, 1961/ aged 92 years

    2. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-2 Page 2.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011763-85.
      011763-85 (Waterloo Co.) William SPAETZEL, 24, farmer, Wilmot Twp, Wilmot Twp, s/o William SPAETZEL & Elizabeth MEISSUER married Emma WITMER, 16, Guelph Twp, Wilmot Twp, d/o Isaac WITMER & Lea BAER, witn Jacob SPAETZEL & Nancy C. WITMER both of Wilmot Twp, 18 June 1885 in Wilmot Twp.

    4. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 2 Page 16.

    5. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 12 Page 6.

    6. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 2 Page 78.

    7. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 8 Page 51.

    8. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, Mannheim, North America, Waterloo Municipality, and Mannheim Cemetery. 1860. " William Spaetzel Jr. (1860-1927) - Find A Grave...". Findagrave.Com. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13894970/william-spaetzel.

    9. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011763-85.
      (Waterloo Co.) William SPAETZEL, 24, farmer, Wilmot Twp, Wilmot Twp, s/o William SPAETZEL & Elizabeth MEISSUER married Emma WITMER, 16, Guelph Twp, Wilmot Twp, d/o Isaac WITMER & Lea BAER, witn Jacob SPAETZEL & Nancy C. WITMER both of Wilmot Twp, 18 June 1885 in Wilmot Twp.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Aug 1860 - 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 MapsMarried - 18 Jun 1885 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Colar Maker - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Saddler, Harness Shop - 1911 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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