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

Louis Runstedtler

Male 1865 - 1933  (68 years)


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  • Name Louis Runstedtler 
    Born 4 Jun 1865  Linwood, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    RC 
    Occupation 1881  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer's Son 
    Occupation 1892  Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    blacksmith 
    Occupation 1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Blacksmith 
    Occupation 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Blacksmith, Foundry 
    Religion 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Roman Catholic 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-83181P 
    Died 10 Sep 1933  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried St. Mary Of The Visitation Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I83181  Generations
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 

    Father Henry Runstedler,   b. 6 Oct 1830, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1907, Linwood, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Annie Maria Guitar,   b. CALC 8 Sep 1833, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1899, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1849  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F242388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christina Bisch,   b. 15 Aug 1866, Linwood, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1958, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 1884  Macton, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Rose Runstedler,   b. 8 May 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Anna Runstedtler,   b. 10 May 1887, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1976  (Age 88 years)
     3. Florence Runstedler,   b. 25 Mar 1889, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Margaret Ida Emma "Emma" Runstedler,   b. 6 Apr 1892, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Joseph Runstedtler,   b. 12 Aug 1895, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1970  (Age 74 years)
     6. Loretta Runstedtler,   b. 2 Aug 1898, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1980  (Age 81 years)
     7. Magdalen C. Runstedtler,   b. 28 Aug 1903, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1937, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     8. John Bernard "Bern" Runstedtler,   b. Aug 1905, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1974  (Age ~ 68 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F21662  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • There is a little story Louis Runstedler once told me that I would like to tell to you.

      Louis was brought up to speak the German language but after he left home and was associated with people who spoke only English, he more or less lost the knack of speaking freely in German although he could always understand it.

      One day the old man, Limpert, came into the Blacksmith Shop at Jardine's and asked Louis some question in the German tongue which Louis of course understood, but when it came to replying he could not just get hold of the proper German words so he replied in English which of course Mr. Limpert understood.

      This German-English dialogue went on until Mr. Limpert had the information he wanted, and then he courteously thanked Louis in German and took his departure. After he had gone only a few steps however he stopped, turned and came back to Louis and this time in English, he told Mr. Runstedler: "Louis, you should, of yourself be dam well ashamed." And then he went his way.

      \bLe 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-2 Page 18.

    2. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 5 Page 46.

    3. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 21 Pg. 10.

    4. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 8.

    5. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 33621 (1933), Louis Runstedtler.
      Louis Runstedtler b. 4 Jun 1865 Linwood, Waterloo, d. 10 Sep 1933 Hespeler, blacksmith, cause: paralytic stroke (1 year) & arterio scleroris (5 years), s/o Henry Runstedtler b. Listowel & Ann Glaeder b. Germany., buried Hespeler R. C. Cemetery.

    6. [S576] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - St. Mary of the Visitation Roman Catholic CC#6307.
      Large plot - all Runstedtler family: Front - I.H.S./ Runstedtler/ All individual markers:
      (A) Loretto/ 1898 - 1980/
      (B) Joseph/ 1895 - 1970/
      (C) John Bernard/ 1905 - 1974/ Back:
      (D) Anna/ 1887 - 1976/
      (E) Mother/ Christine/ 1866 - 1958/
      (F) Magdalen/ 1902 - 1937/
      (G) Father/ Louis/ 1864 - 1933/
      (H) "Veteran's Maple Leaf"/ I. 4 corner markers - R

    7. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 35734 (1892), Margret Ida Emma Runstaetler.
      Margret Ida Emma Runstaetler b. 6 Apr 1892 Peel Township, d/o Louis Runstetdler (blacksmith) & Christina Bisch

    8. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Marriages By Unknown 27 July - 10 Nov. 1847 - 1849 #156.
      Henry Runstattler, to Ann Mary Kdder. 1849.

    9. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), obituary of Mrs. Louis Runstedtler - 27 Jan 1958 pg 5.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jun 1865 - Linwood, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - RC - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer's Son - 1881 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1884 - Macton, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - blacksmith - 1892 - Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith, Foundry - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Sep 1933 - 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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