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

William L. Driever

Male 1860 - 1954  (94 years)


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  • Name William L. Driever 
    Born 7 Oct 1860  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-55929 
    Died 15 Nov 1954  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 17 Nov 1954  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I55929  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 

    Father David Dreiver,   b. 1 Feb 1825, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Christina Dorothea Hellerning,   b. 21 Mar 1832, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 12 Sep 1852  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Family ID F23331  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father David Driever,   b. 1825, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1908, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Dorothy Hellerung,   b. 1832, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1918, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F252380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Wilhelmina Homuth,   b. 28 Aug 1860, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1945, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1889  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. William L. Driever,   b. 15 Jul 1891, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1982, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F250700  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Dreiver was raised in Preston and as a young man worked for Clare Bros. Ltd. and Geo. Pattinson & Co. In 1880 he moved to Chicago where he lived for 30 years returning in 1911 and from 1913 to 1942 he operated the Preston Garage. It he and his fiancee Mary Homuth who in 1889 were credited with breaking an old church custom which saw the men sit on one site of the church and woman on the other. He was a member of the Preston Parks Board for thirty years and was involved in the reforestation project in Riverside Park.


      Cambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

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      William Driever, Sr.

      PRESTON - William L. Drieber, Sr., 94, of 552 Queen St., Preston, died suddenly at his home today. Born in Preston, he lived in Chicago for 30 years. He operated a business here until 1942 when he retired. Surviving are a son, William, Jr., and two grandchildren. The body is at Stager-Pass Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2: 30 p.m. Interment will be in Preston Cemetery.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Nov 1954 pg 5

  • Sources 
    1. [S105] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1871, Pg 14.

    2. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Driever/ William L. Jr./ July 15, 1891/ May 5, 1982/ Gladys F./ Oct. 12, 1891/ Dec. 9, 1946.

    3. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      David Dreiver, blacksmith of Preston, married 12 Sep 1852 at Greenbank, by banns to Christina Dorothea Hellerning. wit: Friederick Wangelin of Preston & Robert Cook of Waterloo Twp.

    4. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      David Driever, blacksmith of Preston, married 12 Sep 1852 Greenbank by banns to Christina Dorothea Hellerning of Preston, wit. Friederick Wangelin of Preston and Robert Cook of Waterloo Twp.

    5. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of The United Lutheran and German Reformed Protestant Church, Greenbush, Waterloo Twp., 1 Jan. 1852 - 1 Jan. 1853 #226.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:William L F Driever Age:29 Birth Date:abt 1860 Birth Place:Preston, Ontario Marriage Date:25 Dec 1889 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:David Driever Mother:Dorothea Driever Spouse:Mary D W Homuth Spouse's Age:29 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1860 Spouse Birth Place:Preston, Ontario Spouse Father:Christian Homuth Spouse Mother:Sophia Homuth

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Oct 1860 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Dec 1889 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Nov 1954 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Nov 1954 - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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