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

Johann "John" Heller

Male 1802 - 1872  (70 years)


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  • Name Johann "John" Heller 
    Born 18 Sep 1802  , Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Name John Heller 
    Occupation 1851  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    watchmaker 
    • A one and one-half story building lengthwise with King Street occupied by John Heller in 1843 as a jewelry and watchmaking shop.1a

      1aRemenences of Yost Stroh
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    clock maker 
    Occupation 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Watch Maker 
    Residence 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Watch Maker 
    Residence 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-79308 
    Died 15 Oct 1872  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: old age 
    Person ID I79308  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2024 

    Family Margaretha Krug,   b. 3 Mar 1797, , Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1880, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Children 
     1. Johann Casper "Casper" Heller,   b. 10 Feb 1830, Udenhausen, Vogelsbergkreis, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1899, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Eva Elizabeth Heller,   b. 15 Jan 1833, Udenhausen, Vogelsbergkreis, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1910, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Margaret Heller,   b. 1837, Udenhausen, Vogelsbergkreis, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Deputy Reeve John Henry Heller,   b. 1 Mar 1839, Udenhausen, Vogelsbergkreis, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1918, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Emma Heller,   b. 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Anna Heller,   b. 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2024 
    Family ID F20642  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • King Street, Kitchener

      Eby to Cedar Street

      On the corner a one and one-half story frame building, lengthwise with King Street, occupied by Adam Jaeckel as a bakery. Jaeckel had a high reputation as a baker and guarded the secret of his process. The story is that he had his bake-oven in the basement of the building, where in the evening he would set dough for about forty loaves of bread. He would then put the cover on the baking trough and sleep on it. When the dough would rise sufficiently, about three or four o'clock in the morning, it would wake him. He would then proceed with his baking and later go fishing, of which he was very fond. Later on this building, painted drab, was used by Town Constable Joachim.

      A garden.

      A one and one-half story building lengthwise with King Street occupied by John Heller in 1843 as a jewelry and watchmaking shop.

      Residence occupied by Philip Moogk, as cabinetmaker and carpenter.

      A two story frame building with gable facing King Street, occupied by Gottlieb Ratliman, a tailor. The same building was used 1850-55 as a tavern by a Mr. Jahn, Bandmaster Kayser occupied one end of the building after 1864. Kayser also had a saloon and beer garden, the latter a place of general entertainment during the summer months, with concerts, dances, etc.

      REMINISCENCES OF BERLIN (NOW KITCHENER) By JACOB STROH Contributed by Joseph M. Snyder.

      Part I. Settlement - Early Villagers and Buildings, Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume 1930

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      Among the citizens who arrived in the village in the forties and fifties were: Johann Heller, watchmaker..

      History of Kitchener pg 89

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 3.
      John HELLER Clock Maker Germany 50 Lutheran b. 18-Sep
      Margaretha HELLER Germany 55 Lutheran b. 3-Mar
      Caspar HELLER Germany 20 Lutheran b. 10-Feb
      Eva HELLER Germany 18 Lutheran b. 15 January?
      Elisabeth HELLER Germany 17 Lutheran b. 11-Jan
      Henry HELLER Germany 13 Lutheran b. 1-Mar

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 17 Oct 1872.
      Johannes Heller died 15 Oct 1872 in Berlin, 70 yrs, 27 days.

    3. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 4 Page 38.

    4. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Sect. 2 Page 22.

    5. [S2070] Directory - Ontario Directory for 1851.

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 3.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - watchmaker - 1851 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - clock maker - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Watch Maker - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Watch Maker - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 15 Oct 1872 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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