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

John Frederick Louis "Louis" Hedderich

Male Cal 1823 - 1900  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name John Frederick Louis "Louis" Hedderich 
    Born CALC 4 May 1823  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Name Louis Hedderich  [3
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Carpenter 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-65624 
    Died 14 Aug 1900  [2
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I65624  Generations
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2019 

    Family 1 Margaret Strobel,   b. 19 Sep 1830, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1915, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1890  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F10926  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth "Elisa" Rockel,   b. 29 May 1823, , Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1888, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Children 
     1. Amelia Hedderich,   b. 1846, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891  (Age 45 years)
     2. Lina Amelia Mary Hedderich,   b. 18 Oct 1859, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sonia Hedderich,   b. 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F37709  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 4 May 1823 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jan 1890 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Louis Hedderich was one of our well known citizens, and a public man in his way, for he ran the village sprinkling wagon for many years. This tankwagon, usually a bright blue in color, was his own manufacture, and had a number of ingenious contrivances to add to its usefulness or otherwise. A huge umbrella shaded his wagon seat on hot summer days, and he had an arrangement by which a whistle chirped merrily, musically and constantly when the sprinkler was sprinkling. He secured his water supply from the mineral spring where some enterprising villagers one time bored for oil or salt and secured a wonderful flow of mineral water. A bellows attached to the wagon was used to blow a horn that called the village clerks from the shops with their pails and pitchers, to get a supply of drinking water. The same horn was used to call out the bartender, when he operated it at one of the hotels, and the dispenser of drinks, recognizing the signal, came out with a schooner of beer and emptied it into a mug which Mr. Hedderich carried, and this saved an extra trip for him. The sprinkling was paid for by subscription, each business man along the business part of King Street, contributing a certain amount each year. Mr. Hedderich did his collecting in the beginning of the year, and made his call an annual social visit as well.

      He was a gun and locksmith, and an expert in repairing clocks and other articles of household use. His workshop on North King Street was an interesting bit of architecture, owing to the fact that Mr. Hedderich used a church in his native village in Germany as a model when he built it, and it had all the appearance of a small church, with tower clock that struck the hours, steeple and all.

      His wife was a very useful citizen as well, and was widely known and in great demand as an experienced nurse and midwife. I believe it was her proud boast that she officiated at something like two thousand stork parties during her busy life here. Mr. and Mrs. Hedderich were in Waterloo in the early 50's, or possibly sooner, and resided here for many years until their passing at advanced ages.

      Sixteenth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1928, A Historical Sketch of the Town of Waterloo, Ontario, Clayton W. Wells, L.D.S., D. D. S.

  • Sources 
    1. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 1 Page 6.

    2. [S192] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Mount Hope CC#4500 Internet Link.
      South: Hier ruhet/ (unser) Mutter/ Elisa/ eine geb. (Roeszel)/ Ehefrau von/ Louis (H)edder(ich)/ geb. 2(9) Mai/ 1823/ ? Grosze ?/ gest. 3 Aug./ 1888/ Alt. 65 Jahren/ 2 Mo. u. (5) Tagen/ East: Hier ruhet/ unser Vater/ Louis ?/ (H)edder(ich)/ gest. 24 Aug. 1900/ Alter 77 Jah./ (3 Mos. 10 Tagen) [eroded]/

    3. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Philipp Kraft Birth Place: Germany Residence: Waterloo Age: 22 Estimated birth year: abt 1846 Father Name: Heinrich Kraft Mother Name: Christina Giller Spouse Name: Amalia Hedderich Spouse's Age: 21 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847 Spouse Birth Place: Germany Spouse residence: Waterloo Spouse Father Name: Louis Hedderich Marriage Date: 12 Apr 1868 Marriage County: Waterloo