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

Wilhelm "William" Gehl

Male 1803 - 1856  (53 years)


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  • Name Wilhelm "William" Gehl 
    Born 21 Feb 1803  Schierschwenden County, Erfurt Province Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 20 Jul 1844  New York City, New York, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Sailed on the ship Familian travelled from Bremen, Germany to New York City.
    Immigration 20 Jul 1844  New York City, New York, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Port of Departure:Bremen, Germany
      Port of Arrival:New York, New York, USA
      Ship Name:Familian
    Residence 1848  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    farmer 
    Land 1856  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 141, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Land 1856  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 142, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Name William Gehl 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-79269 
    Died 24 May 1856  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Buried Saint Agatha Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I79269  Generations
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 

    Family Margaretha Gross,   b. 1807, Schierschwenden County, Erfurt Province Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Children 
     1. Gehl
     2. Anna Florina Gehl,   b. 1830, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895  (Age 65 years)
     3. Anton Wilhelm "Anthony" Gehl,   b. 14 Dec 1831, Schierschwenden County, Erfurt Province Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1908, Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Karl "Charles" Gehl,   b. 17 Nov 1834, Schierschwenden County, Erfurt Province Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1891, , Thunder Bay District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     5. George Gehl,   b. 1836, Schierschwenden County, Erfurt Province Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926, Browning, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     6. Cathrina Gehl,   b. 1837, Schierschwenden County, Erfurt Province Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Fredericka "Rica" Gehl,   b. 15 Oct 1840, Schierschwenden County, Erfurt Province Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1926, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     8. Marie "Mary" Gehl,   b. 1841, Schierschwenden County, Erfurt Province Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1935, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     9. Reinhardt Gehl,   b. 10 Dec 1846, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1929, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     10. William Gehl,   b. 1846, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. John Alexander Gehl,   b. 1 Nov 1848, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1918, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     12. Florine "Florence" Gehl,   b. 1849, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F26434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A-1-96 Wilhelm Gehl Probate of the Will of Wilhelm Gehl, late of the Township of Waterloo, granted the 2nd day of July 1856..Petition of Anton Gehl and Margaret Gehl, the Executor and Executrix named in said will…

      I Wilhelm Gehl of the Township of Waterloo, do make and ordain this my last will and testament…I give and bequeath to my dear beloved wife Margret(sic) one hundred and sixty six acres be the same more or less being composed of lots no 141 and 142, to youse(sic) and manage as long as she think proper and all the stock and farming utensils and house furniture and after his decease the whole estate is to be divided equil to my children and if one or two of the children would like to have the farm they should have a reasonably time to pay the farm. If neither of my children wish to have the farm then the farm is to be sold, and if my wido(sic) thinks it proper to sell the land and every thing she shall have full power with the Executor. I nominate constitute and appoint my beloved wife Margaret Gehl Executrix and also my son Anton Gehl Executor.

      Witnessed by Abraham D. Clemens, Nicolaus Jantz and Heinrich Hahn
      Will dated 23 May 1856
      Proven 23 June 1856
      Probate Granted 2 July 1856
      Died 24 May 1856
      No inventory.

      \b\iSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Anthony Gehl d. 11 Nov 1908 Maryhill, b. 14 Dec 1831 Schierswenden, Germany s/o William Gehl (b. Schierswenden, Germany) & Margaret Gross (b. Schierswenden) cause: cancer of stomach (2 years), angina pectoris (1 week)

    2. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851.
      Willm. GEHL Farmer Germany Roman Catholic 49
      Margaretha GEHL Germany Roman Catholic 43
      Anton GEHL Labourer Germany Roman Catholic 19
      Charles GEHL Labourer Germany Roman Catholic 18
      Georg GEHL Germany Roman Catholic 15
      Cathrina GEHL Germany Roman Catholic 14
      Frederika GEHL Germany Roman Catholic 12
      Marie GEHL Germany Roman Catholic 10
      ?---rich GEHL Ontario Roman Catholic 8
      Willm. GEHL Ontario Roman Catholic 5
      John GEHL Ontario Roman Catholic 4
      Florine GEHL Ontario Roman Catholic 2
      Georg NICHL Ontario Roman Catholic 22

    3. [S513] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - St. Agatha Roman Catholic CC#4568.
      Hier ruht/ die irdische Huelle/ des Wilhelm Gehl/ geb. 1803 gest. 1856/ R.I.P./ verse

    4. [S2176] New York, Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1850.
      Wilhelm Gohl age 40
      Margaretha 36
      Florinie 13
      Anton 11
      Maria 1
      Carl 9
      Georg 7
      Catherine 5
      Arrival Date: 20 Jul 1844 Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Familian

    5. [S3004] New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957, Arrival Date: 20 Jul 1844 Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany Port of Arrival: New York, New York, USA Ship Name: Familian.
      Wilhelm Gohl, 40, farmer
      Margaret 36
      Florenie 13
      Anton 11
      Maria 1
      Carl 9
      Georg 7
      Catherine 5
      Bacha? 37

    6. [S419] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot Twp - Roman Catholic minsters Lucas Caveng and Ruber Ebner.
      William Gehl & Marg. b. Gross. Res: Wilmot Born: 1 Nov 1848 Name of Child John

    7. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851.

    8. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Will of Wilhelm Gehl - 1856 - A-1-96.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Feb 1803 - Schierschwenden County, Erfurt Province Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 20 Jul 1844 - New York City, New York, USA. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 20 Jul 1844 - New York City, New York, USA. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1848 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 May 1856 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint Agatha Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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