Waterloo Region Generations
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Jacob Kienzle

Jacob Kienzle

Male 1870 - 1949  (78 years)

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  • Name Jacob Kienzle 
    Historic Building 1842  1842 Sawmill Road, Conestogo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 'The present "Wagon Factory & Residence" structure was built in the 1840's by blacksmith Isaac Weber of triple brick recovered from the town's first brick kilns. The foundations are five feet thick. An early map shows "W. Weber's Residence & Carriage Factory" on this site. Hand-hewn and pit-sawn beams throughout are believed to be from the original structure and prove to have been cut before there was a water-powered saw mill in town. Four blacksmiths have practiced here. Henry Shoemaker was the third but stayed only briefly. Jacob Kienzle ("kins-lee") was the last and most colorful. In his nearly 60 years here, Jake, as he was known, somewhere around the turn of the last century, converted the factory portion into a Road House, Store and Post Office and later into housing for four families during the Great Depression.
      During his stay he built and repaired wagons, shooed horses, ran a Clock & Jewelry Shop, repaired guns and offered a haircut and a shave for 15 cents. He had a Model T Ford dealership on the property and gained his 25 year pin running the town Post Office amongst other antics. To date eleven people are accounted for who were born in the house from Bob Gaede in 1926 on. Bob is still part of the history that walks in our door frequently.'1a

      1aA Brief History of 1842 Sawmill Road
    1842 Sawmill Road, Conestogo 2010
    1842 Sawmill Road, Conestogo 2010
    Born 9 Apr 1870  Äpfingen, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Nationality Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Immigration 1884  [1
    Immigration 1884  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Blacksmith 
    Religion 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Naturalization 1894  [1
    Occupation 1895  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    farmer 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Blacksmith 
    Occupation 1911  Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Postmaster 
    Religion 1911  Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1921  Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Blacksmith, own Shop 
    Religion 1921  Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-54253 
    Died 1949 
    Buried St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Conestogo, Woolwich, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I54253  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Johann Martin "Martin" Kienzle,   b. 20 Apr 1834, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1921, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Anna Catharina "Catherine" Woelfle,   b. CALC 25 Feb 1839, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1901  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Family ID F14023  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Hemmerich,   b. 13 Nov 1874, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1895  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Emma Catherine Kienzle,   b. 24 Apr 1897, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Walter Kienzle,   b. 1908, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Marie Kinzlie,   b. 24 Sep 1902, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Clara Christina Kinzlie,   b. 1 Aug 1908, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Roy Kienzle,   b. 1918, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Walter William Kinzlie,   b. 13 Dec 1909, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F14024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-2 Page 11.

    2. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 14 page 9.

    3. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Div. 2 Page 8.

    4. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Sub Dist.. 13 Page 17.

    5. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 12501 (1895), Kienzle-Hemmerich.
      Jacob Kienzle, 25, Blacksmith, b. Affingen Germany, res. Conestogo, son of Martin Kienzle and Catherine Woelfle married Maria Hemmerich, 20, b. Conestogo, res. Woolwich Township, daughter of William and Susanna, Witness(es): Emanuel and Emma Hemmerich of Woolwich Township, 12 March 1895 in Woolwich Township

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 1842 - 1842 Sawmill Road, Conestogo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Apr 1870 - Äpfingen, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNationality - - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1884 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1895 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Mar 1895 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Postmaster - 1911 - Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith, own Shop - 1921 - Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1921 - Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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