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

Adam Steiss

Male 1845 - 1905  (59 years)


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  • Name Adam Steiss 
    Born 23 Nov 1845  , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Birth Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Business Heidelberg Hotel  [7
    Immigration 1847  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1852  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Naturalization 1867  [1
    Occupation cheesmaker - limburger  [7
    Occupation Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    postmaster 
    Occupation Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    store keeper 
    Residence 1867  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Inn Keeper 
    Residence 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Hotel Keeper 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-47623 
    Died 15 Jun 1905  Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Cause: La-Grippe 
    Buried Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Heidelburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I47623  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Father Johann Adam Steiss,   b. 31 Aug 1802, Daisbach, , Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1862  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Maria Barbara Foerster,   b. 1807, , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1827  [6
    Family ID F19440  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth "Lizzie" Huehnergard,   b. 13 Jun 1848, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1867  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Steiss,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Huehnergard Steiss,   b. 20 Feb 1869, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947  (Age 77 years)
     3. Emeline Steiss,   b. 21 May 1869, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1938, Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Mary Ann Steiss,   b. 15 Mar 1873, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1909  (Age 35 years)
     5. Oscar J. Steiss,   b. 31 Oct 1874, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943  (Age 68 years)
     6. John Albert "Albert" Steiss,   b. 12 Nov 1876, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1970, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     7. Clara Elizabeth Steiss,   b. 19 Jan 1879, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1917, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     8. Elveretta Steiss,   b. May 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. William Charles Steiss,   b. 13 Dec 1881, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F12295  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ADAM STEISS

      One of Wellesley township's earliest settlers passed away on Wednesday afternoon of last week in the person of Adam Steiss, Esq., at his home in Heidelberg, after about three months illness, culminating in a paralytic stroke, which was the immediate cause of his death. He was born in Germany but came to St. Clements with the family in 1847, an infant. In 1856 he bought the Heidelberg hotel, which he conducted continuously for about 50 years. He also carried on a general store and for nearly 30 years has been postmaster. Mr. Steiss was also a manufacturer of limburger cheese, being the first to engage in this business in Canada. Assisted by his sons he conducted these businesses with great success. In 1868 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Huehnergard who survives him. Their children are: John, in Berlin ; O. J. and J.A.,Heidelberg ; Wm., Guelph; Mrs. Henry Hahn, Tavistock ; Mrs. Rev. Zarnke, of Pembroke, and Mrs. Herman Hats[?], Waterloo. The funeral on Saturday was attended by an immense throng who gathered to show their esteem for their deceased friend, to whose sorrowing family the sympathy of the entire community is extended.

      Wellesley Maple Leaf, June 22, 1905

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley E-2 Page 15.

    2. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Adam Steiss Born: Wellesley Res: Wellesley Age: 21 Father: Adam Steiss Mother: Mary B. Foerster Born: 1846 Spouse: Elizabeth Heinergart Age: 19 born: Woolwich Res: Woolwich Born: 1848 Father: John G. Heinergart Mother: Amarth Yost married 26 Mar 1867 county: Waterloo

    3. [S152] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. Peters Lutheran Heidelberg CC#4593 Internet Link.

    4. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 64.

    5. [S242] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1851, Div. 1 Pg. 15.

    6. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Div. 10 Page 63.

    7. [S2191] News - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley - Wellesley Maple Leaf, Obituary of Adam Steiss - June 22, 1905.

    8. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Adam Steiss, 21, res. Wellesley, b. Wellesley, son of Adam and Mary B (Foerster), married 26 Mar 1867 Elizabeth Heinergart, 19, res. Woolwich, b. Woolwich, daughter of John G and Anna (Yost)

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Nov 1845 - , Baden, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1847 - , Ontario, 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 - Lutheran - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - postmaster - - Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - store keeper - - Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1867 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Mar 1867 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Inn Keeper - 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 - Hotel Keeper - 1901 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: La-Grippe - 15 Jun 1905 - Heidelberg, 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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