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

Rev. John Bruce Geer

Male 1844 - 1918  (73 years)


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  • Name John Bruce Geer 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 12 Jul 1844  Wolverton, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Stock Dealer 
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Hogg Dealer 
    Religion 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-63982 
    Died 9 Mar 1918  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Cause: Apoplexy (18 hours) 
    Buried 13 Mar 1918  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I63982  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Levi Geer,   b. 1816, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Margaret Bruce,   b. CA 1825, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F32624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Levi Geer,   b. 1816, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Ann Groves,   b. 1 Nov 1837, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1891, Wolverton, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 31 Oct 1867  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F40348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna Maria Lee,   b. 6 Sep 1841, , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1905, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Children 
     1. Rev. James Arthur Geer,   b. 14 Oct 1872, Wolverton, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1959, , Hennepin Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Margaret Ann Geer,   b. 29 Jun 1874, Wolverton, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936  (Age 61 years)
     3. Mary Louisa Geer,   b. 30 Jun 1876, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1887, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     4. John George Geer,   b. 5 Sep 1878, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1887, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     5. Alfred Earnest Geer,   b. 6 Aug 1880, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1887, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F16708  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alma Ada Reid,   b. 24 Aug 1870, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1944  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1907  Burford, Burford Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Margaret Geer,   b. Jun 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F248014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Stock Dealer - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hogg Dealer - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Apoplexy (18 hours) - 9 Mar 1918 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Mar 1918 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Demise of John Bruce Geer - Yesterday another old resident of this district was laid to rest in the Ayr cemetery, which has become the most populous section of the community. On Saturday last Mr. John Bruce Geer passed away in his 74th year. He was born near Ayr, where he spent all his life until removal to Galt about 20 years ago. He was widely known as a local Methodist preacher and livestock dealer. A brother and a son are in the ministry. Many old residents will remember John Bruce Geer. The funeral yesterday was well attended.

      The Ayr News Mar 14 1918 pg 10

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      Died in Galt on Saturday, March 9th, 1918, at 6.50 o'clock p.m., John Bruce Geer, in his 74th year. The funeral will take place from his late residence 55 State St., on Wednesday, March, 13th, at 9.30 a. m., to the 10.ff C. P. R. Train; thence to Ayr Cemetery for interment.

      Funeral Card

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-7 Page 16.

    2. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 17 Page 38.

    3. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Geer/ John Bruce Geer/ 1844 - 1918/ his wife/ Anna Maria Lee/ 1841 - 1905/ their children/ Mary Louisa 1876 - 1887/ John George 1878 - 1887/ Alfred Earnest 1880 - 1887/ Margaret Ann 1875 - 1936

    4. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Levi Geer Birth Place: England Residence: Wolverton Age: 50 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1817 Father Name: Joseph Geer Mother Name: Edie Marsha Spouse Name: Mary A. Groves Spouse's Age: 31 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836 Spouse Birth Place: England Spouse residence: Wolverton Spouse Father Name: George Groves Spouse Mother Name: Mary A. Bedford Marriage Date: 31 Oct 1867 Marriage Place: Ayrshire, Scotland

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Levi Geer Age: 50 Birth Date: abt 1817 Birth Place: England Marriage Date: 31 Oct 1867 Marriage Location: Ayrshire, Scotland Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: Joseph Geer Mother: Edie Marsha Spouse: Mary A Groves Spouse's Age: 31 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1836 Spouse Birth Place: England Spouse Residence: Wolverton Spouse Father: George Groves Spouse Mother: Mary A Bedford Residence: Wolverton

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: John Bruse Geer Age: 61 Birth Date: abt 1846 Marriage Date: 10 Sep 1907 Marriage County or District: Brant Father: Levi Geer Mother: Margaret Bruse Spouse: Alma Ada Reid Spouse's Age: 37 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1870 Spouse Father: John Reid Spouse Mother: Almira Kitchen