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

John A. Seiling

Male 1866 - 1951  (85 years)


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  • Name John A. Seiling 
    Born 8 May 1866  Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Recording Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rosy Oshering talking about the Seiling family 
    • Park of a series consists of 40 oral histories conducted by a committee in the former Town of Elmira. The project began in 1974 when Abner Martin, Manager at the Canada Trust had a dream that people were being interviewed about the history of Elmira. Abner told his dream to Harry Wintsch and Harry got his wife, Enid involved. The committee included Mary Anne Kirkness, Elmira Library Supervisor; Abner Martin; Enid Wintsch; and Bob Huschka, Elmira High School history teacher. the interviews were conducted by Enid Wintsch, Lorene Bosomworth, Ruth Moldenhauer, Harry Wintsch, Bertha Thompson, Art Gorman, Joanne Venton, and Pat Weber. The project was funded in partnership between Canada Trust and the Township of Woolwich and continued until 1983.
    Occupation 1892  Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Laborer, on Farm 
    Occupation 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    labourer 
    Religion 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-68546 
    Died 9 Dec 1951  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I68546  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Adam Seiling,   b. 19 Oct 1826, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1918, Neustadt, Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Anna Elisabeth Dürrbecker,   b. CALC 15 Oct 1832, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1910, Hanover, Bentinck Twp., Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 22 Jan 1854  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F18389  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Losch,   b. Nov 1865, Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1892  Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Margaret Seiling,   b. Mar 1895, Neustadt, Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mayor Albert Seiling,   b. 17 Mar 1898, Neustadt, Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1970, Petrolia, Lambton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Gertrude Seiling,   b. 1900, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1997, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     4. Rose May Seiling,   b. 25 Mar 1902, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 2002  (Age 100 years)
     5. Viola Seiling,   b. Mar 1905, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Gordon Seiling,   b. Sep 1908, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F22356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 May 1866 - Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRecording - Rosy Oshering talking about the Seiling family - - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1892 - Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Mar 1892 - Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer, on Farm - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - labourer - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Dec 1951 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Seiling, 85, Elmira, was almost instantly killed at 5: 30 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by a car in front of the home of his son, Albert, on Arthur Street. The accident occurred at the dangerous five-point intersection of Arthur street, South street, Edward street and Streeter Lane. Police Chief Harry Jarvis, who investigated, said the car, driven by Elmer M. Bauman, 19, Springwater, Saskatchewan, and owned by his brother, Abner M. Bauman, R.R. 1, Elmira, struck the man as he crossed the intersection from west to east. The car was proceeding north. Mr. Seiling is believed to have suffered a fractured skull and died of brain injuries. He was carried into hs son's home and attended by Dr. J. T. McCullough. He was dead when the doctor arrived. Dr. Le Roy Wagner, coroner, was called. Mr. Seiling's clothing was badly torn. His watch was found on the pavement, stopped at 5: 30. The right front headlight was knocked off the car and the right front fender was damaged. Chief Jarvis said there were no actual witnesses to the accident. Walter M. Martin, the only passenger in the car, said he didn't see Mr. Seiling until he was right in front of the car. The car struck him immediately. There was no inquest. Charges are being laid against the driver. The accident resulted in Elmira's first traffic fatality since August, 1938, when a five-year old boy was killed at Arthur and Water streets. At the time of the accident Mr. Seiling was returning home from work at the Seiling hatchery, owned by his son with whom he lived. Born near Hanover, Mr. Seiling had lived in Elmira for four years. Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth Lasch; two sons, Albert and Gordon of Elmira; four daugh- ters, Mrs. William (Margaret) Foerster of Poole and Mrs. Gertrude Payne, Mrs. Herbert (Rose) Oehring and Lila of Elmira; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Helwig of Hanover; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The body was at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor., The funeral service was held Wednesday at 2: 30 p.m Burial was in the Elmira Union Cemetery. Rev. C. B. Heckendorn officiated.

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      John A. Seiling/ 1866 - 1951/ His Wife/ Elizabeth Losch/ 1865 - 1953.

    2. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Pg 6.
      Sieling, John May 1866 b. Ontario occupation Labourer
      Sieling, Elizabeth Nov 1867 b. Ontario
      Sieling, Margaret Mar 1895 b. Ontario
      Sieling, Albert Mar 1898 b. Ontario
      Sieling, Getir Jun 1898 b. Ontario
      Sieling, Rosy Mar 1902 b. Ontario
      Sieling, Viola Mar 1905 b. Ontario
      Sieling, Gordon Sep 1908 b. Ontario
      Losch, Robert - lodger

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      John Sieling Born: Carrick Age: 25 Est. Birth: abt 1867 Father: Adam Sieling Mother: Annie Sieling married Elisabeth Losch Age:: 27 Est. Birth: abt 1865 Born: Carrick Father: Adam Losch Mother: Margaret Losch married 15 Mar 1892 Marriage Place: Bruce, Carrick Twp.

    4. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Div. 48 Pg. 6.

    5. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Pg 6.

    6. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Adam Sieling, yeoman, Woolwich, married 22 Jan 1854 Greenbush by banns to Elizabeth Dürrbecker of Berlin, witnesses: Henry Wurm of Waterloo Twp. & Henry Sieling of Woolwich