Waterloo Region Generations
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Gideon Ochs

Gideon Ochs

Male 1836 - 1921  (84 years)

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  • Name Gideon Ochs 
    Born 1 Sep 1836  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    cabinet maker 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Cabinet Maker 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Roman Catholic 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Carpenter 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    RC 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Evangelical 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-93214 
    Died 14 Jun 1921  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I93214  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Egidius Gideon Ochs,   b. 1808, Spessart, , Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Hartford, Washington, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth Bowman,   b. 10 Mar 1821, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1891, Hartford, Washington, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Family ID F21850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Wiffler,   b. 20 Apr 1843, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 15 Sep 1861  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. Ochs
     2. Dr. Anthony Ochs,   b. 21 Jun 1862, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1935  (Age 72 years)
     3. Isaac Ochs,   b. 29 Jul 1864, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Charles Ochs,   b. 2 Nov 1867, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Magdalene "Lena" Ochs,   b. 26 Nov 1868, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Margaret L. Ochs,   b. May 1877, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Minnie Ochs,   b. 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Muriel Ann Ochs,   b. 25 Sep 1878, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. William M. Ochs,   b. 5 Sep 1880, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F24204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Sep 1836 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - cabinet maker - 1852 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cabinet Maker - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Sep 1861 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - RC - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jun 1921 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Gideon Ochs and wife Catherine Wiffler
    Gideon Ochs and wife Catherine Wiffler
    ajturnbull11 originally shared this to Ancestry Public Member Tree

  • Notes 
    • Father Spetz writes "In the spring of 1857 the contract for the mason and carpentry (for St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hespeler) was given to M.Ewald and Gideon Ochs.When the stone work was finished there was a deficiency in the height of the walls which Jacob Hespeler decided to fix. He told the contractor to build the walls three feet higher and he would bear the expense."


      The Story of a Parish St.Mary of the Visitation, Hespeler 1857-1982



      "Gideon Ochs ,also a carpenter,married a step-daughter of Joseph Oberholtzer ( a carpenter,too,betimes ) and lived in a house immediately across the road from Sachs. This frame house burned down and while Mr.Ochs was building the brick house now occupied by Mr. Peter F. Lindhorst, he and his family stayed with the Sachs people....


      Other Times,Other Customs,Other Days,Other Ways, written by Winfield Brewster



      FIRE IN HESPELER.a frame dwelling,owned and operated by Gideon ochs,was destroyed by fire on Saturday morning.The furniture was mostly saved.The loss was about $600.00. Insured in the Waterloo Mutual for $350.00.3a

      3aThe Guelph Mercury Jan.22,1872

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      In 1860 Messers Gideon Ochs, George Guenther and John Sachs entered into partnership in the carpenter business under the style: Gideon Ochs & Co.,which partnership subsisted until 1864 when Mr.Guenther withdrew to go with Fred Guggisburg. For a time,the two remaining partners continued. From 1867 until 1874 Gideon Ochs appears personally as a carpenter,from 1870 on as a resident.....When he went to work at the Lower Mill, Mr.Sachs took along as Millwright, Gideon Ochs,who left around 1876 and moved to a farm west of the Guelph Road just above the Block Line."

      Gideon Ochs, also a carpenter, married a step-daughter of Joseph Oberholtzer (a Carpenter, too, betimes) and lived in a frame house immediately across the Road from Sachs. This frame house burned down and while Mr. Ochs was building the brick house now occupied by Mr. Peter F. Lindhorst, he and his family stayed with the Sachs people. n 1860 Messrs. Gideon Ochs, George Guenther and John Sachs entered into partnership in the Carpenter business under style: Gideon Ochs & Co., which partnership subsisted until 1864 when Mr. Guenther withdrew to go with Fred. Guggisburg. For a time the remaining two partners continued. Both partnerships owned property in Hespeler.

      From 1867 until 1874 Gideon Ochs appears personally as a carpenter, from 1870 on, as resident. Because he lived in the Township and owned no property in Hespeler Mr. John Sachs does not appear on our assessment rolls subsequent to 1864 when evidently the Partnership ceased. Mr. John Sachs apparently worked with Mr. Ochs or with his brother, Henry Sachs (or both) until about 1874 when he went as Boss Carpenter, Millwright and General Maintenance man for J. Schofield & Co. where he remained until his death in 1887.

      When he went to work at the Lower Mill, Mr. Sachs took along as Millwright, Gideon Ochs, who left around 1876 and moved to the farm west of the Guelph Road just above the Block Line.4a

      4aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

  • Sources 
    1. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-4 Page 10.

    2. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 5.

    3. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Gideon Ocsh, 25, res. Waterloo Twp., b. Waterloo Twp. s/o Gideon Ochs & Elizabeth Bowmann married 15 Sep 1861 to Catharine Weffler, 19, res. Hespeler, b. Canada West. d/o Charles Weffler & Margareth Allimann witnesses: John Sachs of Waterloo TWp

    4. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 1 Page 20.

    5. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 20 Pg. 2.

    6. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Gideon Ochs, 25, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, son of Gideon and Elizabeth (Bournan), married 15 Sept 1861 Catherine Weffler, 19, res. Hespeler, b. CW, daughter of Charles and Margareth (Allman)

    7. [S2573] aaaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 2 Page 43.

    8. [S203] Census - ON, Wellington, Puslinch - 1852, Div 2 pg 19.
      Gideon Ox, 14, cabinet maker b. Germany, Roman Catholic

    9. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 10 Page 70.