Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Nelson Hosea Good

Nelson Hosea Good

Male 1865 - 1914  (49 years)

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  • Name Nelson Hosea Good 
    Born 20 Jan 1865  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Evangelist 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer Son 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Evangelical Association 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    machine agent 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Presvterian 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    electrician 
    Invention 1902  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Automobile - "LeRoy" 
    • This car started life as an idea

      This car started life as an idea. But whose idea? Tracing it back, you'll find it actually came out of the mind of R. E. Olds of the Oldsmobile Motor Works in Lansing, Michigan. Two brothers from Berlin (Kitchener), Milton and Nelson Good used the Oldsmobile Curved-Dash as the model for this car, which they named the LeRoy. It is Canada's first production vehicle built in 1902-03.1a

      1aWaterloo Region Museum Display 2011
    The LeRoy manufactured by the Good Brother in 1902-03
    The LeRoy manufactured by the Good Brother in 1902-03
    Waterloo Region Museum 2011
    Occupation electrician  [2
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Agent Automobile 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Died 7 Mar 1914 
    Occupation 1991  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Agricultual Laborer 
    Eby ID Number 00041-3300 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone of Nelson H. Good 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9096  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Joel Good,   b. 29 Dec 1815, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1912  (Age 96 years) 
    Mother Agnes Hosea,   b. 23 Jul 1834, Rutherglen, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1910  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1855  [8, 9, 10
    Family ID F2635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Sherriffs,   b. 18 Nov 1867, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Jean Eloise Good,   b. 28 Jul 1895, , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1980  (Age 84 years)
     2. Elsie Good,   b. 2 Aug 1896, , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Newton Alexander Good,   b. 12 Sep 1902, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1991  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F2644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jan 1865 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelist - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer Son - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical Association - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - machine agent - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presvterian - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jun 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - electrician - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInvention - Automobile - "LeRoy" - 1902 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Agent Automobile - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Agricultual Laborer - 1991 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Nelson and Milton Good riding their automobile
    Nelson and Milton Good riding their automobile
    Nelson and Milton produced an automobile in their factory (LeRoy Manufacturing)from the Waterloo Historical Society

  • Notes 
    • Nelson Good, "was born January 20th, 1865. He is a machinist and is engaged in selling all kinds of agricultural implements. He is married to Margaret Sheriffs and resides in Brown City, Mich."


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 712.

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, A-1 pg 3.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011798-91.
      Nelson H. GOOD, 26, Machine Agent, Town of Waterloo, same, s/o Joel GOOD & Agnes KOSEA?, married Margaret SHERRIFFS, 23, Woolwich, same, d/o Alexander SHERRIFFS & Elizabeth BURNETT, witn: William MITCHELL, Waterloo Twp., & Elizabeth SHERRIFFS, Woolwich Twp., 10 June 1891 at Woolwich

    4. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 2 Page 48.

    5. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div.. 20 Page 10.

    6. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 4 Page 50.

    7. [S2658] aaaaWaterloo Village 1871, Sect. 1 Page 45.

    8. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 710.

    9. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 4 Page 48.

    10. [S2658] aaaaWaterloo Village 1871, Sect. 1 Page 44.