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

William Bechthold

Male 1877 - 1949  (72 years)


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  • Name William Bechthold 
    Born 18 Jan 1877  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/238453142 
    Occupation Clare Brothers and Co., Preston, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    worked Clare Brothers 
    Residence 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Hostler 
    Residence 1949  733 Sherring St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-89161 
    Died 3 Jun 1949  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I89161  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2024 

    Father John Bechthold,   b. 22 Oct 1843, , Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1895, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Marie Louisa Krueger,   b. 24 Feb 1848, Zoegensdorf, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1925, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 17 Nov 1868  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F20071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ethel May Hefkey,   b. 9 Feb 1884, Drayton, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1906  Drayton, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Hazel May Bechthold,   b. 14 Dec 1907, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1908, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Gladys Muriel Bechthold,   b. 4 Sep 1909, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1986, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Dorothy Evelyn Bechthold,   b. 1922, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1939, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F251230  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Bechthold

      PRESTON, June 4. William Frederick Bechthold a Preston resident for the past 50 years, died suddenly, at his home, 733 Sherring St., yesterday, at the age of 72 years. Mr. Bechthold had been ailing for four years, but his sudden death came as a shock to friends. A stove worker by trade, he was employed with Clare Bros., for many years, but had been retired for the past year and a half. He was born In Petersburg. A member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, he was also a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters. Surviving are his wife, Ethel May Hefkey, Preston; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Gladys) Mowat of Kitchener; a grandson: three brothers, Herman of Heidelberg, Edward of Waterdown and Adam Bechthold of Ayr and one sister, Miss Mary Bechthold of Kitchener. Two daughters, Dorothy in 1939 and Hazel in infancy predeceased him. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held Monday, at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Preston Cemetery.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 4 Jun 1949 pg 5

  • Sources 
    1. [S204] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1901, Preston (Village) F-2 Page 4.

    2. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 2 Page 6.

    3. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name:William Bethold Date of Birth:18 Jan 1877 Gender:Male Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:John Bethold Mother's name:Mary Louisa Kreuger

    4. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      William Bechthold/ 1877 - 1949/ Rest In Peace.

    5. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Louisa Mary Kruger b. Prussia res: Waterloo Township Age: 20 born abt 1848 father: William Kruger mother: Geneflina Suck? married John Berhthold Age:: 25 born abt 1843 b. Hessen Germany Spouse res: Waterloo Township father: Hennery Berhthold mother: Henrietta Muller married 17 Nov 1868 county: Waterloo

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Wm Bechthold Age: 29 Birth Date:abt 1877 Birth Place:Berlin Marriage Date:7 Nov 1906 Marriage County or District:Wellington Father:John Bechthold Mother:Mary Kinger Spouse:Ethel May Hefkey Spouse's Age:22 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1884 Spouse Birth Place:Drayton, Ontario Spouse Father:Jno C Hefkey Spouse Mother:Susan Irvine Hefkey

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jan 1877 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hostler - 1901 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Nov 1906 - Drayton, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jun 1949 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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