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Anna Barbara Wick

Female 1791 - 1881  (90 years)


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  • Name Anna Barbara Wick 
    Born 26 Nov 1791  Ehningen, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Female 
    Name Anna Babette Wick 
    Name Anna Barbara Hespeler 
    Residence 1809  Eningen, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Religion 1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Christian 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1871  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-86860 
    Died 21 Dec 1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 9
    Buried Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I86860  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Family Johann Georg "George" Hespeler,   b. 8 Nov 1784, , Wuerttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1840, Baden, Baden, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 27 Jul 1809  Eningen, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Jacob Hespeler, Esq.,   b. 28 Jan 1811, Eningen, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1881, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Maria Magdalena Hespeler,   b. 21 May 1814, Eningen, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1892, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Regina Carolina "Caroline" Hespeler,   b. 12 Aug 1815, Eningen, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1902, Callaway, Custer, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Wilhelmina Hespeler,   b. 11 Jan 1818, Ehningen, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1850, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     5. Anna Barbara Hespeler,   b. CA 1820, Eningen, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , France Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Charlotte Josephine Hespeler,   b. 6 May 1822, Gernsbach, Gernsbach, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1895, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. Ferdinande Hespeler,   b. 10 Jun 1823, Gernsbach, Gernsbach, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1901, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Stephanie Hespeler,   b. 22 Jun 1828, Gernsbach, Gernsbach, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1921, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     9. Wilhelm "William" Hespeler,   b. 29 Dec 1830, Gernsbach, Gernsbach, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1921, Burnaby Lake, British Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F22526  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Anna Barbara Wick Hespeler
    Anna Barbara Wick Hespeler
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  • Notes 
    • Obituary - We record this week the close of a very remarkable life, in the death of Mrs. Hespeler, aged 90 years and a few days, one of the oldest, if not the oldest, person in Galt. Mrs. Hespeler was one of the links connecting the present life with that of the last century. She was born at Ehningen, Wurtemberg, Germany, and witnessed there for many years most of the stirring events which occurred during the Napoleon wars. She frequently saw Napoleon 1, and many of the Crowned Heads of Europe at that time, as well as many of very celebrated Generals of the allied armies. In 1812 she witnessed the return of the French Army on its retreat from Moscow, and her description of their terrible sufferings and appearance from wounds, frost-bites and hunger, were most thrilling. Her description may be best appreciated when it is known that of the Wurtemberg contingent which accompanied Napoleon 1, in the Russian campaign, only five percent, ever again reached their homes. Early in the present century Mrs. Hespeler and her husband were largely engaged in business with the House of Meyer Anschel Rothschild, of Frankfurt, the founder of the great Banking House. She often spoke of the little back parlor at Zion Rothen Schilde, and the quiet steadfast business manner of the great man who has since left his mark upon the financial dealings of all Europe. In 1840, her husband died, leaving her with all the responsibility of a large family to bring up and educate. In 1852 she decided to emigrate to Canada, where her children had preceded her, her two sons, the late Jacob Hespeler, and Mr. Wm. Hespeler, then occupying prominent positions as Millers, Merchants and Manufacturers at Preston, Hespeler and Waterloo. In 1872 Mrs. Hespeler returned to Germany, thinking there to end her days, but returned, we believe, within the year, finding, like so many under similar circumstances, that so far as her native country was concerned, she had outlived her friends and could no longer enjoy the changed features of the old home life. Possessed of a very retentive memory, and having been a most extensive traveler in that country and Italy, her reminiscence of scenes there were always powerfully described and very interesting, and when in her later years she met her old friends, nothing gave her greater presence than when talking over the eventful scenes through which she had passed her long life.

      Unidentified Newspaper Obituary - Dec 23 1881 pg 1 (2 parts)

  • Sources 
    1. [S505] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Trinity Anglican (Galt) CC#4497 Internet Link .
      Anna Babette Hespeler/ Wuertemberg, Germany/ born 26th Nov. 1791/ died 22nd Dec. 1881

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 2 Page 60.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 05 Jan 1882.
      21 Dec 1881 Anna Babette Hespeler, widow of Johann Georg Hespeler, died in the home of her son-in-law in Galt, Adam Warnock, at the great age of 90 years and 24 days.

    4. [S105] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1871, Pg. 45.

    5. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 18566 (1881), Anna B. Hespeler.
      Anna B. Hespeler, d. 21 Dec 1881 Galt, 90, widow b. Wurtemberg, Germany, cause: result of an injury to the shoulder some weeks, informant Adam Warnock, Manufacturer of Galt

    6. [S1837] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1861, Div. 1 Page 9.

    7. [S1885] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1861, Waterloo 1861 Dist. 2 Page 14.

    8. [S1977] Germany, Marriages, 1558-1929, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M92681-3 , System Origin: Germany-EASy , GS Film number: 1569113 , Reference ID: 24.
      Johann Georg Hespeler Birth Date: 08 Nov 1784 Spouse's Name: Anna Barbara Wick Spouse's Birth Date: 26 Nov 1791 Event Date: 27 Jul 1809 Event Place: Eningen, Württemberg, Germany Father's Name: Joh. Georg Hespeler Mother's Name: Maria Reg. Leuzin Spouse's Father's Name: Jacob Wick Spouse's Mother's Name: Maria Ursula Wik Marital Status: Single Spouse's Marital Status: Single

    9. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Anna Barbara Wick - Hespeler - 23 Dec 1881, pg 1.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Nov 1791 - Ehningen, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1809 - Eningen, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jul 1809 - Eningen, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Christian - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Dec 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, 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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