Waterloo Region Generations
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Michael Haus

Male 1858 - 1891  (33 years)


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  • Name Michael Haus 
    Born 6 May 1858  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Interesting crime, murder, story 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Roman Catholic 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Catholic 
    Misfortune 1891 
    murdered 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-48734 
    Died 19 Dec 1891  Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Cause: killed by Martin Reinhardt of Breslau (found not guilty of murder) 
    Buried Old Walled St. Boniface Cemetery, Maryhill, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I48734  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2020 

    Father Andrew Haus,   b. 1821, Drusenheim, Alsace Lorraine, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1907, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Regina Schell,   b. 1827, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1909  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 27 May 1845  St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, Maryhill, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F7356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Zuber,   b. 14 Jun 1864, Kossuth, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1951, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 31 May 1881  Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Hannah Agnes Haus,   b. 23 May 1884, Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sarah Helena Haus,   b. 22 Aug 1886, Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F35868  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A Waterloo County man Kills His Stepson.

      BERLIN, Dec. 20 Last night about 10 o'clock a murder was committed in the village of New Germany, about ten miles from here, by Martin Reinhardt, a man about 66 years old. The victim, Michael Hauss, a young man about 35 years of age was walking into the village when Reinhard met him and without a word plunged a knife into his heart, killing him instantly. A villager came here immediately and notified Detective Klippert, who left at once for the scene and succeeded in capturing the murderer at Mossborough Station, about twelve miles from here.

      A BLOOD-STAINED KNIFE.

      At the time of the arrest a large jack-knife, stained with blood, was found in Reinhardt's possession and he confessed that it was the weapon used. The motive for which the crime was committed is not known, but will doubtless come out at the investigation, which will be held tomorrow by Coroner B. S. Bowdly. A post-mortem will be held by Drs. G. A. Bowdly of Berlin and Roberts of New Germany. The prisoner seems to feel his position keenly.

      The Dumfries Reformer 24 Dec 1891 pg 4

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      MURDERS IN WATERLOO COUNTY

      For the 6th time, (in the history of our county, as far as we know definitely,) someone has been marked with the sign of Cain, in that he has stained his hands with the blood of a fellow human-being. As is usually the case with such crimes, there were no eyewitnesses to the horrible deed except the murderer himself and his victim, who has been silenced forever. Of the 5 known murder cases, only 2 came to trial, and in each of these, the accused was released, exempt from punishment.

      The first case of which we have any information concerns an old Tiroler who resided in this area about 30 years ago and who disappeared inexplicably. For verification of the matter, nothing further appears to have come to light and the case never came to trial. A second case took place in Galt, also several years ago. In the Queen's Hotel there, Richard Lowell threw a boot-jack at the head of the negro cook. The cook's skull appears not to have had the customary thickness of most of his fellow countrymen, with the result that the victim died of his injuries.

      On November 5, 1885, a youth, named Jertz, was killed on a farm near Strassburg, in the barn. A former worker on the place, named Ravennes, was arrested and despite strong circumstantial evidence, was released; he had confessed his guilt before the police chief of Galt. Since then, he has been accused of several crimes in the U.S. and now is confined under lock and key. On July 16th, 1891, an old man Zackmann, by name, was shot in Lexington by Edward Stricker; the latter, along with several comrades, had serenaded the man, who lived alone with his wife, and a lot of nonsense took place at the same time. The coroner's jury found Stricker guilty of murder; he, however, had escaped and the indictment, apparently, was dropped. The 5th case, the stabbing of Michael Haus by Martin Reinhardt on December 19, 1891 in New Germany, is known to everyone. The deed could not be denied, but strong extenuating circumstances existed and the accused had these to thank for his acquittal.

      In the most recent case, a fight also appears to have been the cause of the deed. Whether the prisoner, or someone else, committed the deed, still has to be decided and this can only be determined by circumstantial evidence. In any case, this case exceeds the earlier ones in the atrocity of the perpetrator, who attacked his victim like someone possessed and then, to make sure the job was done, cut his throat.

      BERLINER JOURNAL AUGUST 15, 1895: Page 4 - Column 6.

  • Sources 
    1. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 1 Page 34.

    2. [S93] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Old Walled St. Boniface Roman Catholic - www.findagrave. com.
      Here Rests/ Michael Haus/ In Age From/ 33 Years/ Born 6 May 1853 Died 19 December 1891

    3. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div. 8 Page 66.

    4. [S2746] aaaaWaterloo Township 1871, Sect. 2 Page 11.

    5. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 016124 (1891).
      Name:Michael Haus Gender:Male Age:33 Birth Date:abt 1858 Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario Death Date:19 Dec 1891 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    6. [S91] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Maryhill - St. Boniface Roman Catholic [found cited on various sources on the internet and family histories], Rev. Simon Sanderl.
      27 May Andreas Haas married Regina Schall, witnesses : Andreas Klein & George Schall, Andreas Haas was from Druseheim, Alsace

    7. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 011602 (1881).
      Name:Michael Hauss Age:23 Birth Year:abt 1858 Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario Marriage Date:31 May 1881 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Andrew Hauss Mother:Regina Hauss Spouse:Elizabeth Zuber

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 May 1858 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Catholic - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 May 1881 - Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: killed by Martin Reinhardt of Breslau (found not guilty of murder) - 19 Dec 1891 - Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Walled St. Boniface Cemetery, Maryhill, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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