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Sophia Kuhlebert

Sophia Kuhlebert

Female 1828 - 1911  (82 years)

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  • Name Sophia Kuhlebert 
    Born 21 Dec 1828  Hymmen, Cassel, Grossherzog, Thum Hesson, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Birth Hofgeismar, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Immigration 1854  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Name Sophia Bauer 
    Name Sophia Kolbert  [5
    Religion 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    RC 
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Roman Catholic 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Roman Catholic 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-43934 
    Died 16 Nov 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I43934  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Family Carl Joseph Bauer,   b. 30 Jul 1823, Weilbach, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1901, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1853  Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Theresia Bauer,   b. 27 Aug 1854, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1911, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Mary Ann Bauer,   b. 4 Apr 1856, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Francis "Frank" Bauer,   b. 1858, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1894, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     4. Aloysius "Alois" Bauer,   b. 30 Jun 1861, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1925, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     5. Matilda Bauer,   b. 30 May 1863, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1941, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. Helena Bauer,   b. 10 Apr 1865, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1867, Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     7. Clara Bauer,   b. 27 Sep 1867, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1954, Walkerton, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     8. Emma Barbara Bauer,   b. 2 May 1869, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1921, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     9. Lena Bauer,   b. 1871, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Maria Magdalena "Magdalena" Bauer,   b. 10 Jun 1871, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1918, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     11. Carl Andreas "Charles" Bauer,   b. 22 Mar 1874, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1935, Fergus, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F11446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - - Hofgeismar, , Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jan 1853 - Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1854 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - RC - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Nov 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Maria Sophia Kuhlebert
    Maria Sophia Kuhlebert
    from Find A Grave Patrick Murphy 2013

  • Notes 
    • The death ocurred last night at the home of Mr. Jacob Ball, William St., of Mrs. Sophia Bauer, one of the towns oldest and most respected residents. The deceased had reached the ripe old age of eighty-three years. She had been sick but one week, though she had been ailing for some time, and died from paralysis and old age.

      Mrs Bauer was born in Hymnencassel, Grossherzogthum, Hesson, Germany. She came to this country in 1853, landing in Buffalo and married Carl Bauer who predeceased her eleven years ago. No brothers or sisters are known to survive. Her youngest brother died years ago. The oldest daughter of the family, Mrs Louis Kuntz died six weeks ago, the other children are, Mrs Jacob Ball of Waterloo; Frank Bauer (died 1895); Aloyes Bauer, Waterloo: Mrs John Wintermeyer, Berlin; Mrs. Joseph Bowman, Walkerton; Mrs. Ed Feherenbach, Berlin; Mrs. Ed Winterton of Waterloo and Charlie Bauer of Waterloo.

      The funeral will take place Monday at 8: 30 o'clock from the residence of Mr. Jacob Ball, Willim St. to St. Louis R.C. Church thence to the cemetery.

      Berlin News Record, Berlin, Ontario, Friday November 17, 1911

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      Hymmen, Kassel,Grossherzog,Thum Hesson,Germany Sophia was born in 1828, in Hofgeismar, Hessen, which is a small community about fifteen kilometers north of Kassel, Hessen. Sophis'a obituary, which does not mention her parents, does indicate that her siblings had apparently predeceased her, and other information elsewhere suggests that they probably lived their lives in Germany. Sophia migrated to New York, aboard The Lessing and docked there on August 15, 1852. She was 23years old. She came to America to marry her fiance, Johann Heintz, who had preceeded her to the New World and was studying to become a lawyer. He was not there to meet her at the entrance port. She was befriended by a family whom she had met on the ship and stayed with them for a few days, still waiting for her fiance. Since she spoke no English, she went with them to Buffalo, heartbroken and lonely.

      In Buffalo, she stayed in an Inn, and she helped with the cooking as she was a trained dietician. This Inn was operated or owned by Carl Bauer's sister, Catherine Able. Carl was staying there as well. After many nights of hearing her crying in her room, he knocked on her door to offer his assistance. He learned of her hardship and offered to assist her. He placed an ad in the New York paper inquiring of her fiance. Months passed and there was no reply. Meanwhile, Karl had fallen in love with Sophia. He asked her to marry him and she accepted.

      The night before they were to be married, there was a knock on her door. Two orderlies were there and told her that her fiance was downstairs in a carriage, too weak to get out, but wanted to see her. Sophia saw her beloved fiance and learned that he was very sick with TB. He had been unable to meet her ship; so instead, he sent his friend to meet her with a large sum of money to take care of her needs. His friend nor the money were ever seen again. Apparently, he died within the next 6 months.

      Sophia married Karl as planned, but perhaps with a heavy heart. Sophia's surname spelling is Kuhlebert, although it is spelled differently by priests etc.

      Karl and Sophia first lived in an area which is located behind the Grand River Hospital in Kitchener -- it was known as Green Bush. They later built homes on King Street, close to Bauer Industries.

      Sophia was known to be a small, fair, gentle, mild Saxon. She was a converted Catholic (was Evangelical). She spoke High German to her children. She was always prim and proper. In her later years, she would often be seen knitting stockings. She only spoke German


      History provided by Marie Durrer-Voisin, 2010

  • Sources 
    1. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-5 Page 3.

    2. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 59.

    3. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 54.

    4. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 1 Page 41.

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of Carl Joseph Bauer - 18 Apr 1901.