Waterloo Region Generations
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George "York" Scheifele

George "York" Scheifele[1]

Male 1828 - 1913  (85 years)

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  • Name George "York" Scheifele 
    Born 6 Apr 1828  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1830  [8
    Immigration 1831  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Name York Scheifele 
    Occupation 1852  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    shoemaker 
    Naturalization 1863  [2
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farm Labourer 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Shoemaker 
    Religion 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Shoe Maker 
    Occupation 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Income 
    Religion 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Evangelical Association 
    Retired 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-54819 
    Died 21 Sep 1913  Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 10
    Cause: prostatic disease (bladder) several years, after operation for prostrate gland (3 days) 
    Person ID I54819  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Father Andrew Scheifele,   b. CA 1786, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1852, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Anna Maria Nagle,   b. 1788, , Wuerttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Philipine Gross,   b. 12 Nov 1830, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1913, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1850  Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. S Scheifele,   b. 1849, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Catherine Scheifele,   b. 1851, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Anna Scheifele,   b. 20 May 1853, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1896, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Mathias "Matthew" Scheifele,   b. 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lucy Scheifele,   b. 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Louisa Scheifele,   b. 1 Jan 1857, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Marie "Mary" Scheifele,   b. 12 Jul 1859, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1934, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Noah Scheifele,   b. 1862, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Barbara Scheifele,   b. 4 Mar 1865, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1935, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     10. Martha Magdalena Scheifele,   b. 15 Jul 1868, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1906, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     11. Tobias Scheifele,   b. 1870, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Lena Scheifele,   b. 1871, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F6704  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    York Schiefele in his shoe workshop
    York Schiefele in his shoe workshop
    Original in Kitchener Public Library's Waterloo Historical Society's collection

  • Notes 
    • DIAMOND WEDDING

      It is not many who have the privilege of enjoying sixty years of married life, but last Thursday, Sept. 8th, Mr. and Mrs. George Scheifele celebrated this exceptional feature in life's journey. Their family being much separated did not find it possible to be together for the occasion. But a number of their church friends kindly remembered the event and came provided to have a few hours social time in the evening. Before dispersing Rev. Mr. Hehn led in family worship and one of the pleasant circumstances as that Mrs. Scheifele was able to lead in the singing of a hymn which was part of the wedding service sixty years go. Congratulatory addresses were given by a number of those present and all departed wishing the aged couple much comfort of mind and body in their declining years.

      Mr. Scheifele is now in his 83rd year and Mrs. Scheifele in her 80th year. The former came from Germany when about 2 years old and the latter, Miss Philipena Grosz, when 17 years old. They were married in Conestogo by the Rev. Frederick Bindeman, and settled in St. Jacobs, where Mr. Scheifele followed the trade of shoemaker. He had only $5 with which to go to Galt to get a supply of leather &c. for his business, but he says the dealer there made the remark that he looked like a Dutchman and an honest man and he would trust him for $60. They remained in St. Jacobs some 7 years when they removed to Floradale where they spent some 31 years on a farm, and returned to St. Jacobs 22 years ago.
      Their family consisted of 3 sons and 6 daughters, six of whom are living. The daughters are Mrs. Gregor, of Clifford; Mrs. John Sattler, of Berlin; and Mrs. Jacob Sattler, of Heidelberg. The sons are Tobias, of Winnipeg; Noah, of Minnesota; and Matthew, of Iowa. There being no boys present your correspondent wasn't in it.


      Elmira Advertiser - 15 Sep 1910

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      An Old St. Jacobs Citizen Passes - On Monday, Mr. Geo. Scheifele, one of St. Jacobs oldest residents, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jacob Sattler, Heidelberg, where he had been residing since the death of his wife last April. The deceased had been suffering for a long time from kidney trouble, and last Thursday it was decided that he should be operated on. As he thought this would bring relief to his suffering. The operation proved too much, owing to his weak condition and advanced age. The deceased came to this village about 60 years ago, engaging in the shoemaking business for some time, when he moved onto a farm near Floradale. About twenty years ago he moved back here, where he resided until the death of his wife about five months ago. During his life he was a good and faithful member of the Evangelical Church, always, when able, attended prayer meeting and Sunday school, and was well known and respected by a large number of people in this district. He was over 85 years of age. Three sons and three daughters are left to mourn the loss of a kind father, namely, Mattias and Noah, of Minnesota, Charles Tobias, of Winnipeg, Mrs. Catherine Kreutzer, Clifford, Mrs. Barbara Sattler, Berlin, and Mrs. Mary Sattler, Heidelberg. The funeral which took place on Wednesday afternoon, to the Evangelical Church, St. Jacobs, thence to cemetery, was largely attended.

      Elmira Signet Sep 25 1913 pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      John Sattler Born: Heidelberg Ont Age: 27 Born: abt 1856 Father: Conrad Sattler Mother: Catharine Steisz Spouse: Barbara Schaefele Age: 19 Born: abt 1864 born: Woolwich Tp Father: George Scheifele Mother: Wilhelmina Grosz married 22 Apr 1883 married: Waterloo, Elmira

    2. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-3 Page 11.

    3. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      George Scheifele d. 21 Sep 1913 Wellesley Twp. b. 6 Apr 1828 s/o Andrew Scheifele & Anna Marie Naugel, cause: prostatic disease (bladder) several years, after operation for prostrate gland (3 days)

    4. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 Pg 5.
      George SHEIFLY Shoemaker Germany Lutheran 24
      Maria SHEIFLY Germany Lutheran 22
      S. SHEIFLY Canada Lutheran 1

    5. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 33.

    6. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 41.

    7. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 3 Page 32.

    8. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 16 Page 14.

    9. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 Pg 5.

    10. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), obituary of George Scheifele - Sep 25 1913 pg 3.

    11. [S956] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Advertiser, "Diamond Wedding," 15 Sep 1910.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Apr 1828 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1831 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Sep 1850 - Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - shoemaker - 1852 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farm Labourer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoemaker - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoe Maker - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical Association - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: prostatic disease (bladder) several years, after operation for prostrate gland (3 days) - 21 Sep 1913 - Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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