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

Adam Kress

Male 1858 - 1939  (81 years)


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  • Name Adam Kress 
    Born 12 Mar 1858  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Christened 5 Apr 1858  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Labourer 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Laborer, Odd Jobs, Street Work 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1939  144 Albert St., Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-45715 
    Died 27 May 1939  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I45715  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father George Adam "Adam" Kress,   b. 11 May 1831, , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1869, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother Catharine Schmitt,   b. 30 Dec 1832, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 30 Dec 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Family ID F36029  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Pfaff,   b. 19 Sep 1862, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 22 Dec 1895  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F11875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elisabeth,   b. Oct 1862, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F185959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Mar 1858 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 5 Apr 1858 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1881 - 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 MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Dec 1895 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1901 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer, Odd Jobs, Street Work - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 May 1939 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Adam Kress

      One of the best known figures in Waterloo, Adam Kress, foreman of the Waterloo board of works for 30 years, aged 80, died suddenly on Saturday at his home, 144 Albert street, Waterloo. Mrs. Kress was a member of St. John's Lutheran church and the Canadian Order of Foresters. His wife predeceased him four years ago. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Sophia Thomas, Kitchener and two brothers, Jacob and Andrew, both of Waterloo. Funeral services were held at the Letter-Dreisinger Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon with interment in Mount Hope Cemetery. Rev. C. S. Roberts officiated.

      The Waterloo Chronicle Jun 2 1939 pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-8 page 2.

    2. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Adam Kress born 12 Mar 1858, bapt. 5 Apr 1858 son of Adam and Catharina Schmitt, sponsors: Christoph Horn and wife Amanda, Henry Ponder, Magareth Schmitt.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Adam Kress Born: Wilmont Waterloo Co. Age: 38 Father: Adam Kress Mother: Catherine Kress Born: abt 1857 Spouse: Elizabeth Pfaff Age: 34 born: Waterloo Father: Balthaser Pfaff Mother: Barbara Pfaff married 22 Dec 1895 married: Waterloo

    4. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div 1 Page 3 Family 13.
      Cathrina KRESS F W 49 French Ontario
      Adam KRESS M 23 French Ontario
      Jacob KRESS M 20 French Ontario
      Sophe KRESS F 17 French Ontario

    5. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 46 Pg. 2.

    6. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 4 Page 26.

    7. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 3 Page 11.

    8. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div 1 Page 3 Family 13.

    9. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      George Adam Kress, joiner of Wilmot married 30 Dec 1852 in Wilmot by banns to Catharine Schmitt of Wilmot. wit: George Seip of Wilmot and George Gaukel of Berlin

    10. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of The United Lutheran and German Reformed Protestant Church, Greenbush, Waterloo Twp., 1 Jan. 1852 - 1 Jan. 1853 #226.