Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
George Gilbert Trussler

George Gilbert Trussler[1]

Male 1838 - 1941  (103 years)

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  • Name George Gilbert Trussler 
    Born 5 Jun 1838  Fisher Mills, (Cambridge) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Interesting life story, pioneer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Church of England 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Ch. of England 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Christadelphian 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Christadelphian 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Income 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Christadelphian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-59058 
    Died 27 Dec 1941  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Buried 31 Dec 1941  Rosebank Community Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I59058  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father George Trussler,   b. CALC 7 Apr 1797, Farnhurst, , Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1882, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Gilbert,   b. CALC 5 Jan 1796, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1867, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Family ID F15324  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Brighton,   b. 30 Jul 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1859  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 12, 13, 14, 15
    Children 
     1. Thomas Alexander Trussler,   b. 7 Oct 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1941, North Bay, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Byron Trussler,   b. 30 Jul 1861, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1914, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. James Trussler,   b. 24 Feb 1862, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1948  (Age 86 years)
     4. Jessie Trussler,   b. 17 Jul 1864, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1929, Edmonton, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. Gilbert Trussler,   b. 31 Jan 1866, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942, Orillia, Orillia Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Albert Trussler,   b. 7 Dec 1867, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Vancouver, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Oscar Trussler,   b. 30 Jan 1870, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1958  (Age 88 years)
     8. Colin Herbert "Herbert" Trussler,   b. 12 Oct 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1942  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F15322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    George G. Trussler
    George G. Trussler

  • Notes 
    • 103 Years Old County Pioneer Geo. Trussler

      Dies Waterloo County's Grand Old Man Dies After Brief Illness.

      NEW DUNDEE - Waterloo County's grand old man, George Trussler, who celebrated his 103rd birthday last June 5, passed away at his home near here on Saturday evening. Mr. Trussler had been in his usual health until the day before Christmas when the doctor was first summoned. His death robs the county of one of its few remaining pioneers who according to his own opinion lived in one of the greatest centuries of progress the world has ever known. Born near Preston, Ont., on June 5, 1838, Mr. Trussler was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Trussler, who came to Canada from Sussex, England, in 1833. When one year of age he moved with his parents to the 240 acres of virgin land bordering the Huron Road which is now owned by his son, Oscar Trussler. Here he and his family cleared the land, built homes for themselves, as well as assisting with constructing the first roads in the district.

      Retained Excellent Memory

      Blessed with an excellent memory, Mr. Trussler could relate many interesting stories of the early settlement of this part of the country. Even after retiring from active farming more than forty years ago he did not give up his hobby of gardening and was well-known for his lovely flowers. Hunting and travelling were other favourite hobbies. The late Mr. Trussler was particularly fond of reading and kept a diary almost continuously until he passed his 100th birthday. A highlight in his centennial celebration were the telegrams received from their majesties, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Mackenzie King and Premier Hepburn. Mr. Trussler was always proud of the fact that he had lived under the reign of five sovereigns. In religion be was a Christa Delphian.

      Mrs, Trussler Died at 92

      1n 1859 Mr. Trussler married Miss Sarah Brighton, who passed away in her 92nd year, severing a partnership that lasted 74 years, one of the longest marriages on record. Mr. Trussler has outlived four of his eight children, his oldest son, Thomas, of Trout Creek, Ont., having died last winter in his 81st year. Four other sons are still living, namely: James and Gilbert of Orillia; Oscar on the old homestead, and Herbert of British Columbia. Two sons and a daughter, Byron; Albert and Jessie; all predeceased him several years ago. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 31st, with a private service at 2 o'clock at the home of his son, Oscar Trussler, Huron Road, followed by a public, service at the Rosebank Tunker Church. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

      Waterloo Chronicle 2 Jan 1942 pg 1

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      Oldest Man In County Dies

      George Trussler Was In His 104th Year

      The oldest man in Waterloo County and perhaps in this part of the province, Mr. Geo. Trussler, passed peacefully away at his home near New Dundee at the age of 103 years, last Saturday evening. He had been ill only a few days and with the exception of being slightly hard of hearing, he retained all his faculties to the end. He could still read without glasses.

      This grand old man was a native of Waterloo County, being born on June 5, 1838 at Fisher's Mill, near Hespeler. His parents came from Sussex, England, in 1833 and a year later settled on a 240-acre homestead near New Dundee, which they cleared. As a young man, he assisted in the work of clearing farms in Wilmot and Waterloo Townships.

      Farming successfully for many years, the late Mr. Trussler retired in 1892. He was married to Sarah Brighton and they lived to celebrate their 74th wedding anniversary together. She passed away in 1933.

      Since he reached his 90th birthday his natal day became an interesting event and especially on passing the century mark many people called on his birthday to extend congratulations and their visits were always greatly enjoyed by him.

      Of a family of eight children, four survive him. They are James and Gilbert of Orillia, Oscar on the old homestead and Herbert of Vancouver, B.C. He is also survived by 39 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

      The funeral was held on Wednesday to the Rosebank Church and Cemetery.

      New Hamburg Independent, January 2, 1942

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Thomas Alexander Trussler Born: Canada Age: 26 Father: George Trussler Mother: Sarah Trussler Born: abt 1859 Spouse: Nancy Amelia Rosenberger Age: 31 born: Canada Father: Alexander Rosenberger Mother: Catherine Rosenberger married 16 Sep 1885 married: York

    2. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Sarah Brighton Born: Waterloo Res: Waterloo Age: 18 Father: John Mother: Sophia Edwards Born: 1841 Spouse: George Trussler Age: 21 born: Waterloo Res: Waterloo Born: 1838 Father: George Mother: Elisabeth Gilbert married 22 Feb 1859 county: Waterloo

    3. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-1 Page 3.

    4. [S213] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Rosebank Community CC#4565 Internet Link.
      George G Trussler 1838-1941 / aged 103 years / Sarah Brighton / his wife / 1841-1933 / aged 91 years /

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 19.

    6. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 3 Page 7.

    7. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Trussler Bible.
      George G. Trussler was born 5 Jun 1848, Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Died December 1941, Buried in Rosebank Cemetery, Sarah Brighton was born 30 Jul 1841 Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, died 1932.

    8. [S272] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1911, Div. 4 Page 1.

    9. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 5 Page 31.

    10. [S2560] aaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 1 Page 19.

    11. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 76.

    12. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), 1 Mar 1859.
      22 Feb 1859 By the Rev'd F. W. Bindeman, at Berlin, on the 22nd of February, George Trussler, to Sarah Brighton, of Waterloo T.

    13. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Trussler Bible.
      George G. Trussler of Waterloo Township to Sarah Brighton of Waterloo Township, on February 22, 1859 at Berlin by Rev. F. W. Bindeman, witness: Robert Brighton ---- Broderick

    14. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.

    15. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:George Truples Age:21 Birth Date:abt 1838 Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario Marriage Date:22 Feb 1859 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:George Mother:Elisabeth Gilbert Spouse:Sarah Brighton Spouse's Age:18 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1841 Spouse Birth Place:Waterloo Spouse Residence:Waterloo Spouse Father:John Spouse Mother:Sophia Edwards Residence:Waterloo

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Feb 1859 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Ch. of England - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Christadelphian - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Christadelphian - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Christadelphian - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Dec 1941 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Dec 1941 - Rosebank Community Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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