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Valentine Otterbein

Valentine Otterbein[1, 2]

Male 1836 - 1908  (71 years)

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  • Name Valentine Otterbein 
    Born 16 Dec 1836  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1842  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1852  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Naturalization 1860  [3
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1881  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1885  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Deputy Reeve 
    Occupation 1901  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-46710 
    Died 10 Jul 1908  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Heidelburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I46710  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2020 

    Father George Otterbein,   b. 1795, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Barbara Grimm,   b. CALC 30 Dec 1806, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1885, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Family ID F27682  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Neeb,   b. 6 Oct 1842, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1922, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1861  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Maria "Mary" Otterbein,   b. 19 Oct 1865, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1944, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Barbara Otterbein,   b. 17 Jun 1867, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Valentine Otterbein,   b. 24 Feb 1869, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932  (Age 62 years)
     4. Henry Otterbein,   b. 18 Jun 1870, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jacob Otterbein,   b. 20 Feb 1875, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1952, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. George Otterbein,   b. 1877, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Henry Andrew Otterbein,   b. Jun 1878, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1945  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F12119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Jacob Otterbein,   b. 20 Feb 1875, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1952, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F267449  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Valentine Otterbein
    Valentine Otterbein
    image from 100 years of Progress in Waterloo 1856-1906

  • Notes 
    • HEIDELBERG.
      Death of Valentine.
      The death of ex-Deputy-Reeve Valentine Otterbein occurred at his farm a short distance south of this village last Friday after a long illness, aged 75 years. He is survived by five children-three sons and two daughters, all living near the old home. Deceased was a native of Germany, coming to Canada when a lad of eleven with his parents who settled at Breslau. After a short residence there they moved to his late farm where he has resided ever since. Mr. Otterbein took an active interest in municipal affairs, was deputy reeve and a member of the county council for many years. He was also the Patron candidate for the Provincial House some years ago, but was defeated. He is also one of the founders of the founders [sic] of the North Waterloo Farmers' Insurance Co., and has been a director continuously since its organization 33 years ago. For nearly two years he has been suffering with a lingering illness, death relieving him at the age of 73 years, six months and 24 days. Public sympathy is extended to the bereaved widow and children.

      Wellesley Maple Leaf
      , July 16, 1908

      Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 30 Jul 1885.
      09 July 1885 Barbara Otterbein, mother of Mr. Valentin Otterbein, deputy reeve of Wellesley, died in Wellesley of old age at age of 78 years, 6 months and 9 days

    2. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Jacob Otterbein.

    3. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley E-1 Page 10.

    4. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 1 Page 13.

    5. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 57.

    6. [S242] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1851, Div. 1 Pg. 30.

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Valentine Otterbein, 26, res. Wellesley, b. Germany, son of George and Barbara (Grimm), married 16 Apr Mary Neeb, 19, res. Wellesley, b. Wellesley, daughter of Henry and Gertaut (Dunch)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Dec 1836 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1842 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1852 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Apr 1861 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Deputy Reeve - 1885 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jul 1908 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Heidelburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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