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

George Ries[1]

Male 1845 - 1928  (82 years)


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  • Name George Ries 
    Born 23 Dec 1845  , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Agricultural Laborer 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1887  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-55745 
    Died 22 Apr 1928  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Person ID I55745  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Eckhart Ries,   b. CALC 24 Jan 1820, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1895  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Catherine Opperthaeuser,   b. 1 Aug 1824, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1898, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1846  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F6628  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret "Maggie" Wettlaufer,   b. 2 Jul 1858, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1930, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1887  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Children 
     1. Louis Ries,   b. 13 Dec 1887, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Catherine Ries,   b. 23 Jul 1889, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1975, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Louisa Doeretha Ries,   b. 13 Dec 1890, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 50 years)
     4. George W. Ries,   b. 25 Apr 1891, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Henry Ries,   b. 29 Jul 1893, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. William Ries,   b. 2 Nov 1896, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1986  (Age 89 years)
     7. Charles Ries,   b. 20 Oct 1897, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. John H. Ries,   b. 2 Dec 1899, 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 F14426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Pioneer Woolwich Resident is Dead

      Late George Ries Succumbed to Month's Illness; Survived by Widow and Eight Children

      Following an illness of a month's duration, George Ries passed away on Sunday, April 22, at his home two miles east of Elmira, aged 82 years, three months and 20 days. The late Mr. Ries was born in Germany, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eckhart Ries and came with his parents to this country when just an infant. They settled on a farm near Strassburg where they lived ten years, and then moved to the farm east of Elmira where he has lived for the past 72 years. He was married on March 20, 1887 to Margaret Wettlaufer by whom he is survived, as well as by eight children: Louis and George of Springwater, Sask; Henry, Winterbourne, Alberta; William, at home; Charlie, Abbotsford, B.C.; John, of Detroit; (Katie) Mrs. Albert Geisel, near Elmira; (Louisa) Mrs. Herbert Kramp, of Kitchener. There are five grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother also survive. They are: Charles Ries, of Vernon, B.C.; Mrs. Elizabeth Heibein of Gorrie and Mrs. Lena Heibein, of Conquest, Sask. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon from his late residence to St. Paul's Lutheran Church of which he was a life-long member. Rev. A Rolf had charge of the service. Interment was made in the Elmira cemetery, the pallbearers being JohnHartwig, Noah Reist, Jaob Aberle, Henry -, George Oetzel and Henry Geisel.


      Elmira Signet 26 Apr 1928

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 12 Nov 1896.
      2 Nov 1896 The wife of George Ries, in Woolwich, a son.

    2. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-4 Page 11.

    3. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 15 page 11.

    4. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 54.

    5. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of George Ries - 26 Apr 1928.

    6. [S2723] aaaaaWoolwich Township 1861, Sect. 6 Page 57.

    7. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      George Ries/ 1845-1928/ Psalm 71.9.

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 31 Mar 1887.
      20 Mar 1887 George Ries and Margaretha Wettlaufer, both of Woolwich, were married by Pastor Frosch in Elmira.

    9. [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.
      Eckhard Rias, married Catharine Oppertshasuer, both of Waterloo. 13 Sept. 1846

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Dec 1845 - , Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Agricultural Laborer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1861 - 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 MapsResidence - 1887 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Mar 1887 - Elmira, 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 - 22 Apr 1928 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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