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Friedrich "Frederick" Guggisberg

Friedrich "Frederick" Guggisberg

Male Cal 1839 - 1873  (~ 33 years)

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  • Name Friedrich "Frederick" Guggisberg 
    Born CALC 25 Nov 1839  Dundas, West Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Name Frederick Guggisberg 
    Residence 1868  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Store Keeper 
    Residence 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of England 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-84457 
    Died 25 Mar 1873  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 6, 7
    Cause: necrosis of the jawbone (5 months)// abcess on brain 
    Buried Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Person ID I84457  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 

    Father Samuel Guggisberg,   b. 31 Mar 1815, Uetendorf, , Berne, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1853, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother Agatha Kraft,   b. CA 1816, Baiersbronn, Freudenstadt, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1849, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1836  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F24745  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dora Louise Willson,   b. 1846, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Oct 1868  , Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg,   b. 1869, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930, Bexhill, , Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. William Dayton Guggisberg,   b. 8 Mar 1871, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1872, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Frederickson Donald MacKay Guggisberg,   b. 5 May 1873, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1891, Sabinal, Uvalde, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F30432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Friedrich Guggisberg

  • Notes 
    • We this week have the melancholy duty of chronicling the death of Frederick Guggisberg, which occurred on Tuesday last the 25th ult. at Toronto; where he has been, since the beginning of the year, under treatment of Dr. Hodder, for a disease of the law and facial membranes, which ultimately extended to the brain.

      Coming to Galt at the age of twelve, he entered the store of Fraser & Warnock, as message and shop-boy and with plodding industry, perseverance, and application to business which characterized his after career; he gradually raised himself, step by step, to the position of one of the principal merchants in Galt. Identifying himself with its progress, he occupied the several positions, of Ensign in the Volunteers, Councilor for Ward 4, and Church Warden for Trinity Church, faithfully well. The cares of his rapidly extending business, of late, required all of his attention, and when compelled, in October last, by the disease to which he ultimately succumbed, to withdraw from the management of the "Waterloo House"; few thought that the old familiar features would never again be seen on Main street. After a lingering illness by his prolonged sufferings, gave way under a painful operation, on the morning of the 20th ult. On the Saturday following, he became unconscious and continued so to the time of his death, on Tuesday evening at half past six. His body was brought from Toronto on Friday morning, and was received at the station by members of Galt Lodge (of which he was a member), Alma Lodge and the Waterloo Chapter of Royal Arch Masons; together with a numerous concourse of friends. As the funeral cortege slowly wended its way to Trinity Church, crowds of spectators lined the way, and on Main street the shops were closed as a mark of respect. The service of the Church of England for the burial of the dead was read by the Very Rev. the Dean of Huron, assisted by the Rector, the Rev. I. Brock; and at its conclusion, P. M. Cranston read the Masonic service with the brethren assisting in the customary solemn ceremonies. Few there were who could not join with the brethren in saying "Let us cast around his foibles, whatever they may have been, the broad mantle of a mason's charity, and let us cheerfully render to his memory, the praise to which his virtues have entitled him.

      The Dumfries Reformer, and Waterloo County Commercial and General Advertiser, 2nd April 1873

  • Sources 
    1. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 11323 (1873), Frederick Guggisberg, accessed 2 Jan 2010.
      Frederick Guggisberg, d. 25 Mar 1873 Toronto, aged 33 b. Dundas, cause: necrosis of the jawbone (5 month), occ. merchant

    2. [S51] Vit - ON, Wentworth - Wentworth County Marriage Register 1858-1869.
      Frederick Giggisberg Birth Place: Canada Residence: Galt Age: 28 Estimated birth year: abt 1840 Father Name: Samuel Giggisberg Mother Name: Agatha Giggisberg Spouse Name: Dora Louisa Willson Spouse's Age: 21 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847 Spouse Birth Place: Canada Spouse Father Name: John W. Willson Spouse Mother Name: Sophia Willson Marriage Date: 28 Oct 1868 Marriage County: Wentworth

    3. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 7.

    4. [S574] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Trinity Anglican.
      Frederick Guggisberg, 33, Dry Goods Merchant, buried 28 Mar 1873, cause: abcess on brain. b. Canada, buried English church

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Died 25 Mar 1873 In Toronto, Friedrich Guggisberg, a merchant from Galt, died at the age of 33 years, 4 months.

    6. [S505] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Trinity Anglican (Galt) CC#4497 Internet Link .
      Simply/ to/ Thy cross/ I cling/ In memory of/ Frederick Guggisberg/ died 25th March 1873/ aged 33 years/ also his son/ Willie Dayton/ died 18 Jan 1872/ aged 10 months/ Guggisberg
      Guggisberg,Frederick-grave1873.jpg
      Guggisberg,Frederick-grave1873.jpg


    7. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 3 Apr 1873.
      Died 25 Mar 1873 In Toronto, Friedrich Guggisberg, a merchant from Galt, died at the age of 33 years, 4 months.

    8. [S505] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Trinity Anglican (Galt) CC#4497 Internet Link .
      Simply/ to/ Thy cross/ I cling/ In memory of/ Frederick Guggisberg/ died 25th March 1873/ aged 33 years/ also his son/ Willie Dayton/ died 18 Jan 1872/ aged 10 months/ Guggisberg
      Guggisberg,Frederick-grave1873.jpg
      Guggisberg,Frederick-grave1873.jpg


    9. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 22 Dec 1836:7.
      last Tuesday In Berlin, Rev. F.W. Bindeman m. Samuel Guggisberg, Waterloo, to Spr Agatha Krafft, of Dundas.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 25 Nov 1839 - Dundas, West Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1868 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Oct 1868 - , Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Keeper - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Church of England - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: necrosis of the jawbone (5 months)// abcess on brain - 25 Mar 1873 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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