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

George Devitt

Male 1840 - 1909  (68 years)


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  • Name George Devitt 
    Born 17 Sep 1840  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Clerk 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Evangelical Association 
    Occupation 1871  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Miller and Hotel Keeper 
    Occupation 1881  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Miller 
    Occupation 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Woolen Mill Worker 
    Religion 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Shipper 
    Occupation 1909  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    book keeper 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-82308 
    Died 1 Apr 1909  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: plumonary tuberculosis 
    Person ID I82308  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father James Devitt,   b. 1805, , New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Salome Roos,   b. 1814, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 4 Apr 1837  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F3547  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louise Gerster,   b. 1 May 1847, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1937, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Children 
     1. Violet Devitt,   b. 1868, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Herbert Devitt,   b. 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F21460  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Sep 1840 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical Association - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller and Hotel Keeper - 1871 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1881 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Woolen Mill Worker - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shipper - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - book keeper - 1909 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: plumonary tuberculosis - 1 Apr 1909 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 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.


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  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 pg 117.

    2. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 3.

    3. [S508] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1871, Page 1.

    4. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      George Devittt d. 1 Apr 1909 Hespeler, b. 17 Sep 1840 New Hamburg, s/o James Devitt (b. Pennsylvania) & b. Saloma Roos (b. Saxony, Germany) cause: plumonary tuberculosis

    5. [S299] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1881, Page 22.

    6. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 6 Page 35.

    7. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 23.

    8. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 20 Apr 1837:19.
      4 Apr 1837 Rev. F.W. Bindeman m. James Devitts, Waterloo, to Salome Roos, daughter of John Roos, in Preston.