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Christian Heinrich Esch

Christian Heinrich Esch

Male 1850 - 1922  (71 years)

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  • Name Christian Heinrich Esch 
    Born 1 Aug 1850  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonist 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farm Labourer 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-55329 
    Died 20 Mar 1922  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I55329  Generations
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    Father Michael Esch,   b. 3 Mar 1821, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1877  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Maria W. "Polly" Horst,   b. 30 Sep 1826, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1895  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1846  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thelka Simon,   b. 20 Apr 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Emerson Esch,   b. 11 Dec 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1909  (Age 23 years)
     2. Orville Wesley Esch,   b. 6 Aug 1892, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F14345  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Christian Esch
    Christian Esch
    From Enterprising Elmira, An historical, discriptive, and illustrated book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, published by George Klinck 1903

  • Notes 
    • MR. CHRISTIAN ESCH PASSES ON MONDAY

      ONE OF OLD PIONEER OF WATERLOO COUNTY ANSWERS CALL

      There passed away at his home in Woolwich township, on Monday, one of the old pioneers of Waterloo county in the person of Mr. Christian Esch. Born in Woolwich township seventy-one years ago, he has spent practically his entire life in the same township, residing for the past thirty years on the same farm. He leaves a wife and one son, Orville of Woolwich township, as well as two little grandchildren.

      There survive also four brothers and four sisters. Two brothers, Menno and Peter live in Saskatchewan, Menno in Woodstock and Amos in Conestogo. The sisters are Mrs. John Ziegler of Souris, Man., Mrs. E. Rose of Gladwin, Mich., Mrs. John Graham of Moorefield, and Mrs. John Steddick of Elmira.

      Mr. Esch was a well-known and widely esteemed resident of Woolwich and his death, though not unexpected, owing to his long illness, causes, nevertheless, a gap in the life of the community and not to be easily filled.


      Elimra Signet 23 Mar 1922

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-4 Page 3.

    2. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 21.

    3. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 3, Pg. 12.

    4. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 15 page 5.

    5. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 1 Page 2.

    6. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Christian Esch - 23 Mar 1922.

    7. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev. Jacob Huttner - Minister of The Lutheran Evangelical Church In The Village of Preston report 65.
      Michael Esch, married Maria Horst, both of Woolwich. 22 Dec. 1846

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Aug 1850 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonist - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - 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 - Farmer - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Mar 1922 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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