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

Johann "John" May

Male 1837 - 1913  (76 years)


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  • Name Johann "John" May 
    Born 17 Sep 1837  Schoenwald, , West Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Christened 1 Oct 1837  Garnsee, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1875  [1
    Name John May 
    Naturalization 1878  [1
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Laborer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1913  56 Cedar St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-97726 
    Died 8 Nov 1913  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Apoplexy 1 day 
    Buried St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I97726  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Justina Fahl,   b. 28 Aug 1842, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1910, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Children 
     1. August May,   b. 1862, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Gustave May,   b. 1864, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Christina May,   b. 28 Jul 1868, , Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William May,   b. 4 Jul 1871, , South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Annie Maria May,   b. 7 Nov 1872, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Henry Theodore May,   b. 7 Nov 1877, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Elizabeth "Lizzie" May,   b. 19 May 1879, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Conrad May,   b. 1881, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Annie Maria May,   b. 7 Nov 1872, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F25187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Apoplexy 1 day - 8 Nov 1913 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • JOHN MAY - On Saturday morning at 10 o'clock there passed away at his home 56 N. Cedar Street, Mr. John May, in his 77th year. Deceased had been a resident of the city for 30 years, and was well known, and highly respected n the city, especially among the older Germans.

      He was born in Schoenwald, West Prussia, Germany, in 1837, where he was united in marriage to Miss Justina Pfahl. Forty-five years ago they left the land of their birth for the United States, spending four years in Colombo, Carolina, and four years in Cleveland, Ohio, after which came to Breslau, where they owned a farm for seven years. Thirty years ago Mr. May purchased a farm within the city limits, near Breithaupt's tannery, living there until eight years ago, when he retired. During his residence in the city, he was a faithful member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

      His wife predeceased him three years ago, and of eleven children, eight survive him, six of whom are respected residents of the city. They are Mrs. Stuehler, Mrs. Andrew Gildner, William, Henry, Conrad and Elizabeth of Berlin, and August, who removed in September last, to Alask, Sask. Gustave of Calgary, is also a son. Two brothers, and two sisters, Julius, who resides on the corner of Queen and Courtland Avenue, and Gustave of Victoria St., and Mrs. Fred Schmiegelski of Sheborgan, Wisconsin and Mrs. Carl Harhach, of Berlin.

      The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late residence to St. Peter's Lutheran Church and St. Peter's cemetery.

      Berlin News Record Nov 10 1913 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-3 Page 25.

    2. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 1 Page 49.

    3. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 36 Page 7.

    4. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 4 Page 6.

    5. [S2807] Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1567-1945.
      Name:Johann May
      Gender:männlich (Male)
      Event Type:Taufe (Baptism)
      Birth Date:17 Sep 1837
      Baptism Date:1 Okt 1837 (1 Oct 1837)
      Baptism Place:Garnsee, Deutschland (Germany)
      Father:Andreas May
      Mother:Gottliebe May
      Legitimacy:Ehelich
      Page Number:226;226
      Author:Evangelische Kirche Garnsee (Kr. Marienwerder)
      City or District:Gardeja u Kwidzyn
      FHL Film Number:208109