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

Dora Carolina Gmelin

Female 1880 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Dora Carolina Gmelin 
    Born 4 Jun 1880  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Name Dora Carolina Ratz 
    Religion 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Music Teacher, Home 
    Religion 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1920  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-89059 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I89059  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Philip John "John" Gmelin,   b. CALC 18 Sep 1847, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1899, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Bresch,   b. 12 Oct 1844, Dettwiller, Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1928, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1870  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Family ID F250084  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adam E. Ratz,   b. 26 Jul 1864, Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1935, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1920  North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F52058  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jun 1880 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? - 1901 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Music Teacher, Home - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Sep 1920 - North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    The 1912 Preston Kirmess with Dora Gemelin standing far left.
    The 1912 Preston Kirmess with Dora Gemelin standing far left.
    Ray Ruddy Collection

  • Sources 
    1. [S204] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1901, 1901 Preston (Village) F-2 Page 3.

    2. [S297] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1881, Page 41.

    3. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 24 Pg. 2.

    4. [S2441] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1891, Section 1 Page 3.

    5. [S1963] New York, County Marriages 1847-1848; 1908-1936, Adam E Ratz and Dora Caroline Gmelin, 21 Sep 1920; citing county clerk’s office, Niagara, New York, United States; FHL microfilm 897,561.

    6. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name:Dora Carolina Gruelin Date of Birth:4 Jul 1880 Gender:Female Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:John P Gruelin Mother's name:Elizabeth Broesch

    7. [S204] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1901, Preston (Village) F-2 Page 3.

    8. [S105] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1871, Pg 10.

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), July 21, 1870.
      July 17, 1870 Elisabeth Presch and John Gmelin, both of Preston

    10. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:John Gouchie Age:23 Birth Date:abt 1847 Birth Place:Baden Waterloo County Marriage Date:17 Jul 1870 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:C Henry Gmelin Caroline Gmelin Gouchie Mother:Gouchie Spouse:Elizabeth Presch Spouse's Age:24 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1846 Spouse Birth Place:Dehereleir Elson France Spouse Father:Presch Spouse Mother:Presch