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

Sophia Winkler[1]

Female 1827 - 1906  (78 years)


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  • Name Sophia Winkler 
    Born 12 Oct 1827  , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 1833  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1845  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Lutheran 
    Recipes 1906  Factory St., Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Sophia Miller 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-56647P 
    Died 4 May 1906  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Buried Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I56647  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2021 

    Father George Jakob Winkler,   b. 31 May 1795, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1875  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Regina Dorothea Schneider,   b. 20 Oct 1797, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1877  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F3642  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Peter B. Miller,   b. CALC 16 May 1815,   d. 9 Feb 1888, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1845  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. David Miller,   b. 17 May 1846, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918  (Age 71 years)
     2. Magdelena Miller,   b. 21 Jan 1848, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Barbara Miller,   b. 1849, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Lisa Miller,   b. 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Louisa Miller,   b. 5 Jul 1855, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1917, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     6. William Miller,   b. 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Edward Miller,   b. 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F14614  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The late Sophia Miller, whose death was briefly referred to in our Saturday issue was born in the Grand-Duchy of Baden, Germany, in 1826. She came to Canada with her parents when she was 8 years old, and they settled in Waterloo county. In 1845 she was married to the late Peter Miller, and they lived on a farm about five miles south west of Elmira until the death of her husband 18 years ago. She remained there a few years longer with her son, then came to live with her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Christman, in Elmira, where she stayed until the great hotel fire in 1898, out of which she escaped barefooted and with only scant clothing on, saving only a few books and private papers. Then she lived four years at Floradale and exactly two years at Elmira with her other daughter, Mrs. Jacob Steffler. She leaves four children, David, of St. Jacobs, Edward, of Northampton, Mass., and the two daughters already mentioned; also a brother, Mr. Philip Winkler, and a sister, Mrs. J. L. Wideman both of St. Jacobs. Four children died young. Her remains were interred in St. Jacobs on Sunday afternoon, after funeral service had been held in St. James church here.


      Elmira Signet 7 May 1906

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 11128-76.
      Jacob CHRISTMAN, 26, farmer, Germany, of Woolwich, s/o Henry & Catharine CHRISTMAN, married Louisa MILLER, 20, Woolwich, of Woolwich, d/o Peter & Sophia MILLER, witn: William CHRISTMAN & Philip BEISEL of Woolwich, on 16 May 1875, at St. Jacobs

    2. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-5 Page 15.

    3. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 1 Page 10.

    4. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2 Page 17.

    5. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 3, Pg. 17.

    6. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 3 Page 23.

    7. [S448] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. James Lutheran St. Jacobs CC#4590 Internet Link.
      Hier ruhet/ Sophia Miller/ geb. 12 Oct. 1827/ gest. 4 Mai 1906/ im Alter von/ 79 Jahren/ verse

    8. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Sophia Miller - 7 May 1906.

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

    10. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner, Lutheran Minister, Preston report 53.
      Peter Muller, married to Sopia Winkler, both of Woolwich. 16 Sept. 1845

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Oct 1827 - , Baden, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1833 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1845 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1845 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRecipes - 1906 - Factory St., Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 May 1906 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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