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Johanna Strauss

Johanna Strauss

Female 1891 - 1986  (94 years)

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  • Name Johanna Strauss 
    Born 6 Jul 1891  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Name Johanna Sehl 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-80411 
    Died 6 Feb 1986  Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I80411  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Anthony D. Strauss,   b. 6 Mar 1864, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Maria "Mary" Schuller,   b. 1 May 1868, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1886  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F20908  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Oliver Joseph Sehl,   b. 27 Oct 1884, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1947  (Age 62 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Alma Sehl,   b. 16 Feb 1925,   d. 3 Jun 2018, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F16895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Johanna Strauss
    Johanna Strauss

  • Notes 
    • In 1835, from Oensbach, Grand Duchy of Baden, between the Rhine and the Black Forest, Philip and Caroline Fischer and their children travelled to Canada. They settled first in the Dundas area, and then in Waterloo, Ontario. Their second child, Margaret Fischer, born in Germany in 1832, met and married Xavier Schuller and settled in St. Agatha. Margaret Schuller eventually became the grandmother of Johanna Strauss when her only daughter Mary, in 1886, married Anthony Strauss, and in 1891 gave birth to Johanna, subsequently Johanna Strauss Sehl.

      A treasured story has been passed down through this family that when Xavier and Margaret Schuller settled in St. Agatha and began clearing the land and preparing the wood to build their house, they had to build fires around themselves at night to keep the wolves away. The sturdy house they built still stands today. After their marriage Johanna's parents lived with her grandparents in a separate part of the house. Mary and Anthony Strauss had six children but two died, one in infancy, a boy, and the second, Amanda, of diphtheria, at the age of six in 1902.
      Johanna, born at home in the summer of 1891, grew up on the farm, the only surviving daughter, with her three remaining brothers. Much was expected of her and much was given. Johanna, as a girl, had the responsibility for feeding the chickens and other fowl on the farm, and collecting the eggs. She helped with the milking and ran the cream separator machine; she planted and weeded the vegetable garden, and picked and canned fruits and....


      Women of Waterloo County, edited by Ruth Russell

  • Sources 
    1. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-5 Page 6.

    2. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/207875376/johanna-sehl.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 25 Feb 1886.
      February 16, 1886 Maria Schuler of Wilmot & Anton Strauss of Wellesley, were married by Very Rev. Father E. Funcken, St. Agatha.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jul 1891 - St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Feb 1986 - Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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