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

John Fields

Male 1833 - 1901  (68 years)


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  • Name John Fields 
    Born 23 Feb 1833  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Laborer 
    Religion 1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation 1871  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Factory Worker 
    Religion 1871  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Laborer 
    Religion 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation 1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Sawyer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-81840 
    Died 6 Aug 1901 
    Buried St. Mary Of The Visitation Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I81840  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Henry Fields,   b. 1810, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1874, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Ellen Hunter McKersie,   b. CALC 1 Jul 1812, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1892, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Family ID F6478  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Sullivan,   b. CALC 30 May 1839, , New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1895  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jane Fields,   b. 1850, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Joseph Fields,   b. CALC 31 Jul 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1871  (Age ~ 10 years)
     3. Mary Louisa "Minnie" Fields,   b. Sep 1862, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1926, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     4. Fields,   b. 6 Oct 1880, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F228570  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Feb 1833 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Factory Worker - 1871 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1871 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sawyer - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Mary Of The Visitation Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "Glick's Hotel". Operated some years prior to 1854 first by Mr. Glick and later by his widow (grandmother of Abram and Charles). Later still by their mother, Catharine, who afterwards married Andreas Wehrle, father of Charlie Hespeler's wife, Lena. The Hotel was afterwards rented to George Devitt who in the years 1871-73 operated it as "The Devitt House" and in 1874, John Fields was tenant, and the name "The Fields House." Charles Glick ran it as a Temperance House, 1879-81.


      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

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      "The Queens". On a plan dated 1846 the corner lot at Queen and Guelph Road is shown as "The Tavern Lot" which suggests that there was then an hotel either in building or in operation. I am lacking in its earliest history.

      Stephen Flynn kept Hotel there 1866-68; Michael Haller, 1868-71; John Fields, 1872-73; James Baker, 1874-86; then came the Waypers, father and son, and after them, Albert E. Thomson and then again by Joseph Wayper Jr. After "Josh" died the hotel was operated for a time by his widow and her second husband, Archie Smith. During the time of The Ontario Temperance Act, Mr. George D. Forbes bought the hotel and refurnished it and Henry Sachs managed it.

      After Mr. Forbes died, George Thorlby rented the hotel and then it was sold to James Sutherland Cornell, by him to Joseph Krempowich who in turn sold to Samuel Sturman, the present owner.


      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

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      John Fields in 1863; Jacob Dimmick, 1866-67; J. N. Goebel, 1866; John Howard, 1866 are designated as Pedlers. That indicates that not yet having places of business they sold their wares from house to house.3a

      3aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-1 Page 21.

    2. [S1837] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1861, Div. 1 Page 3.

    3. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 19.

    4. [S2771] aaaHespeler 1871, Sect. 1 Page 29.