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

George Gaukel

Male 1819 - 1855  (35 years)


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  • Name George Gaukel 
    Born 6 Sep 1819  , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    inn keeper (hotel keeper, inn keeper, tavern keeper) 
    Died 23 Jan 1855  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cause: long illness 
    Death 28 Jan 1855  [3
    Historic Building 1 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Site of former George Gaukel's Tavern 
    • George Gaukel's tavern now demolished was located at the site now (2009) occupied by the Walper Hotel. It was a small from structure. John George Reiner in 1852 paid 1 York shilling (12 1/2 cents) for his one night stay.
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-79260 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I79260  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Friedrich "Frederick" Gaukel,   b. 9 Jun 1784, , Wuerttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1853, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Polly Kaufman,   b. Abt 1790, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1827, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Family ID F11663  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena Karrer,   b. Abt 1822, Of, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 25 Sep 1852  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F28031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Sep 1819 - , , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - inn keeper (hotel keeper, inn keeper, tavern keeper) - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Sep 1852 - Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: long illness - 23 Jan 1855 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - Site of former George Gaukel's Tavern - - 1 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • A-1-61 George Gaukel: Administration with Will annexed of George Gaukel of Berlin.

      In the name of god Amen. I George Gaukel of the Village of Berlin, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making null and void all former Last Wills and Testaments and writings in the nature of last Wills and Testaments by me heretofroe made, My will is first, that my funeral charges and just debts shall be paid by my Executors hereinafter named. The residue of my estate, property and effects which shall not be required for the payment of my just debts funeral charges and the expenses attending the execution of this my Last Will and Testament, and the administration of my estate, I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Madeline Gaukel to have and to hold to her and her heirs, executors and administrators to her and their use and behalf for ever…authorize my Executors… to sell and dispose of all my real estate hereinafter mentioned, as well as all other real estate and interest in real estate that I may die possessed of and entitled to either in Law or Equity, so soon after my demise as well can be and also to sell and dispose of all my personal property and effects, except such articles and furniture as my said wife shall desire for her private use, and after the disposal of all or any of my real or personal property….My real estate hereinbefore referred to at present consists of: three quarters of an acre of land situate on the East side of Queen Street in the said Village of Berlin, known and numbered as Lot number Twenty three, according to Frederick Gaukel's Survey made by Moses Springer in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three, which said Lot adjoins land owned by John Schroder, also Lot number one situate on the South side of King Street and West side of Queen street in the said Village of Berlin, according to the plan of the Survey of Moses Springer, and which said Plan is duly registered in the Registry office of the County of Waterloo aforesaid, on which lot[sic] mentioned lot of Land my large Hotel in which I now reside and other buildings are erected, also lot numbers Three and Four, according to the Sub division of a Lot in the German Company Tract containing about four acres of Land, in the Township of Waterloo, in the said County of Waterloo, and mentioned and described in a Deed of Bargain and Sale dated the ninth day of August 1850, from Daniel Weber and wife, and duly registered in the Registry Office of the County of Waterloo aforesaid the fifth day of May 1851: - and lastly I hereby nominate and appoint my trusty friends Henry S. Huber, Merchant, and George Seip, Cooper by Trade, Executors of this my Last Will and Testament…

      Witnessed by James Potter and John W. Moo
      Will undated
      Proven 5 March 1855
      Inventory amount £358/12/6
      Died 21 January 1855

      Renunciation of the Executors …"The will having been proven to be truly the Last Will and Testament of George Gaukel, and the Renunciation of the Executors appointed being accepted, the Widow of the said Deceased Magdalen[sic] Gaukel, made petition and Prayer for Letters of Administration to the Estate of her said deceased husband, and having also given Bond and security for true performance of her duties as Administratrix to the said Estate, herself and two sureties in the persons of the aforementioned Henry S. Huber and George Seip, each in the sum of six hundred pounds, twelve shillings and six pence.

      Letters of Administration applied for and received by Madeline Gaukel on the 5th of March 1855

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 1.

    2. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Zum Andenken von / Georg Gaukel / starb den 23 Januar 1855 / Alt.33 Jahre 4 Mo. / und 18 Tage

    3. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 1 Feb 1855 Page 5.
      Georg Gaukel Died 28 Jan 1855 After a long illness. 33 years, 4 months, 18 days.

    4. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      George Gaukel, innkeeper of Berlin married 28 Sep 1852 in Greenbush by license to Magdalena Karrer of Wilmot. wit: Henry Stroh of Berlin & Levy Gaukel of Berlin

    5. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of The United Lutheran and German Reformed Protestant Church, Greenbush, Waterloo Twp., 1 Jan. 1852 - 1 Jan. 1853 #226.