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

Johann C. "John" Koehler

Male 1828 - 1914  (86 years)


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  • Name Johann C. "John" Koehler 
    Born 1 Jan 1828  , Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1848  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration 1849  [3
    Name John C. Koehler  [8
    Occupation 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    labourer 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Retired 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Retired 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1911  Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-57552 
    Died 13 Aug 1914  Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Cause: Disease of Prostate & Bladder several years-Senile Debility 2 months 
    Buried Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I57552  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2023 

    Family Susannah Schaefer,   b. 2 Dec 1825, Alsfeld, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1908, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1851  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Koehler,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ludwig "Louis" Koehler,   b. 23 Oct 1844, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1930, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Henry Koehler,   b. 3 Dec 1852, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1921, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Catherine Koehler,   b. 20 Jan 1855, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1948, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     5. John S. Koehler,   b. 29 Aug 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Caroline Koehler,   b. 14 Sep 1862, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1938, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Emma Koehler,   b. 11 Oct 1863, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Susannah Koehler,   b. Between 1865 and 1866, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1889, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
     9. Barbara Koehler,   b. Sep 1870, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F14840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • On Thursday of last week there passed away, after a lingering illness, one of the old inhabitants of our village in the person of John Koehler. He was born in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, 70 years ago. He came to Canada with his parents when about five years old. He was married to a Miss Schaefer, who died seven years ago. The family lived on several farms mostly in Woolwich township. For the last 26 years they had lived in Heidelberg. Five children are left to mourn the departure of their father, namely, Caroline, Mrs. John Schoener and Henry living in Heidelberg and John and Mrs. August Hass, of Berlin. The remains were laid to rest in the Lutheran cemetery last Saturday in presence of a large number of relatives and friends, Rev. Schuelke officiating.

      Elmira Signet Aug 20 1914 pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-7 Page 8.

    2. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      John Koehler, 23, labourer of Woolwich, married 21 Apr 1851 in Greenbush by banns to Susanna Schaefer, 24?, of Waterloo, wit: Henry Diegel of Wilmot and John Becking of Waterloo

    3. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div.. 18 Page 7.

    4. [S890] Funeral Card - - Waterloo Historical Society - photocopies, "Funeral Card of John C. Koehler,".
      Died At Heidelberg, on Wednesday, August 12, 1914, John C. Koehler Aged 86 years, 7 months and 12 days. The Funeral Will be held from his late residence, on Saturday, August 15th, 1914, at 2 o'clock p.m., to the Lutheran church for service, and thence to the Lutheran cemetery for interment. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 4, Pg.15.

    6. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 6 Page 12.

    7. [S3172] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/61030080.

    8. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 014594-98.
      John Koehler, 40, occ. Blacksmith, b. Waterloo, res. Crosshill, Widower, son of John Koehler and Susannah Schaefer Married Martha Smith, 24, b. Berlin, res. Berlin, daughter of John S. Smith and Adelheid Fischer, Witn Heinrich Koehler of Erbsville and Bertha Smith of Berlin, 17 April 1898 in Berlin.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1848 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - labourer - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Apr 1851 - Greenbush (Kitchener), 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 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 MapsRetired - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Disease of Prostate & Bladder several years-Senile Debility 2 months - 13 Aug 1914 - Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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