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

Joseph Leis[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1817 - 1896  (79 years)


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  • Name Joseph Leis 
    Born 9 Feb 1817  , Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37506257 
    Residence 1844  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Occupation 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Lot 14 Con 1 
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Lot 14 Con. 1 (Wellesley) Wellesley Township 
    Residence 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-68691 
    Died 6 Jul 1896  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9
    Cause: paralysis and old age 
    Buried Maple View Mennonite Cemetery, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9
    Person ID I68691  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Family Catherina "Catherine" Kennel,   b. 15 Jul 1825, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1903, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1844  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12, 13
    Children 
     1. Noah Leis,   b. 5 Jan 1845, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1930  (Age 85 years)
     2. John K. Leis,   b. 13 Oct 1846, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1920  (Age 74 years)
     3. Magdalena Leis,   b. 30 Aug 1848, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1919  (Age 70 years)
     4. Christian K. Leis,   b. 27 Sep 1850, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1918, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     5. Joseph K. Leis, Jr.,   b. 12 Dec 1852, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1938, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. David Leis,   b. 24 Apr 1855, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1921, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. Catherine Leis,   b. 3 Mar 1857, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1932, Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Menno K. Leis,   b. 24 Apr 1859, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1942, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     9. Barbara Leis,   b. 17 Mar 1861, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1928  (Age 67 years)
     10. Daniel K. Leis,   b. 9 Aug 1863, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1939, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     11. Jacob Leis,   b. 15 Jul 1865, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1941, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     12. Veronica Leis,   b. 8 Jul 1867, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1938, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     13. Solomon Leis,   b. 3 Jun 1869, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F18030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • LEIS.-Joseph Leis of near Wellesley, Waterloo Co., Ont., was born in Bavaria on the 9th of February 1817 and died on the 6th of July 1896, aged 79 years, 4 months and 27 days. He came to this country in his youth. He was married to Catherine Kennel. They lived in matrimony 52 years, 3 months and 17 days. He leaves his sorrowing widow, nine sons and four daughters and forty-three grandchildren. He lived in the house which he erected in the primeval forests of "Upper Canada" fifty-two years ago and his was the first death that occurred in the house. He was a faithful member of the Old Amish branch of the church, and died of paralysis and the infirmities of old age. A large concourse of friends followed his remains to the Wellesley graveyard on the 9th. Funeral services by Christian Gascho, Christian Zehr and John Gascho.

      Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXIII, No. 15, August 1, 1896, page 236, 237, 238

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      David Gascho Born: PA Age: 29 Father: Christian Gascho Mother: Christina Gascho Born: abt 1842 Spouse: Barbara Ramseyer Age: 17 born: OH Father: Joseph Ramseyer Mother: Barbara Ramseyer married 29 Jan 1871 married: Waterloo

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Noah Leis Born: Wellesley Age: 25 Father: Joseph Leis Mother: Catherine Leis Born: abt 1846 Spouse: Catherine Brunk Age: 21 born: On Father: Peter Brunk Mother: Catherine Brunk married 12 Dec 1871 Wilmot Township

    3. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Rudolph Leis Born: 26 Mar 1878 County: Waterloo Father: Joseph Leis Junr. Mother: Catherine Leis

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Menno Leis Born: Wellesley Age: 24 Father: Joseph Leis Mother: Catherina Leis Born: abt 1861 Spouse: Magdalena Brenneman Age: 21 born: Wilmot Father: John Brenneman Mother: Barbara Brenneman married 1 Dec 1885 married: Waterloo, Wilmot

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012971-73.
      Peter Jantzi, 28, occ. Yeoman, b. Wilmot Twp, res. Wilmot Twp, son of Michael and Maria married Magdalena Leis, 24, b. Wellesley Twp, res. Wellesley Twp, daughter of Joseph and Catherine, witnessed by: Christian Streicher of Wellesley Twp, Jacob L. Lichty and Michael Kennel both of Wilmot Twp, 8 April 1873 in Mornington Twp [Reg'd in Waterloo Co]

    6. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012250-90.
      Jacob Leis, 24, occ. Farmer, b. Wellesley, res. same, son of Joseph and Catharina Leis, married Lizzie Kennel, 20, b. Mornington Township, res. North Easthope, daughter of Joseph and Rosa Kennel, Witness(es) Christian Zehr, (?) and Jacob Schrag, Wellesley Township, 1 June 1890 at Wellesley Township

    7. [S520] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley - Maple View Amish Mennonite CC#4532 Internet Link.
      Joseph Leis Sr./ gest. 6, Juli 1896/ Alt 79 Jah. 4 M./ u. 27 Ta.

    8. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 3 Page 21.

    9. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, August 1, 1896 - Obituary of Joseph Leis.

    10. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 1.

    11. [S2534] aaaWellesley Township 1871, Section 4 Page 1.

    12. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Sect. 16 Page 103.

    13. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd John Oesch, Wilmot report 37.
      Joseph Leiss, to Catharine Kennel, both of Wilmot. 1 Mar. 1844. Rev. Oesch. Wit. John Gerber and John Yantzy.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Feb 1817 - , Bavaria, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1844 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Mar 1844 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lot 14 Con 1 - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lot 14 Con. 1 (Wellesley) Wellesley Township - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: paralysis and old age - 6 Jul 1896 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Maple View Mennonite Cemetery, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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