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

John K. Straus[1]

Male 1833 - 1918  (84 years)


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  • Name John K. Straus 
    Born 27 Nov 1833  Spechbach, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/224752250 
    Immigration 1836  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Immigration 1836  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Naturalization 1859  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Roman Catholic 
    Naturalization 1866  [2
    Occupation 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    RC 
    Occupation 1881  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Carpenter 
    Occupation 1911  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Income 
    Residence 1911  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Roman Catholic 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-107714 
    Died 16 May 1918  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried Saint Agatha Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I107714  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Johannes "John" Straus,   b. 12 Aug 1800, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1887, St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Katherina "Catherine" Kaiser,   b. 1 Aug 1812, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1884, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F27113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Diemert,   b. 8 Aug 1837, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1916, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1856 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Straus,   b. 2 Sep 1857, Bamberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1932, St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. John Straus,   b. 1858, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Philip Strauss,   b. 6 Jun 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1940  (Age 79 years)
     4. Andrew Straus,   b. 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Anthony D. Strauss,   b. 6 Mar 1864, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947  (Age 82 years)
     6. Louis Straus,   b. 2 Mar 1866, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1922, Sanborn, Barnes, North Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     7. Mary Straus,   b. 12 May 1868, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Catherine Straus,   b. 20 Nov 1876, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960  (Age 83 years)
     9. Rosina Catharina Straus,   b. 11 Jan 1878, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F27539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • MR. JOHN STRAUS PASSES AWAY NEAR ST. AGATHA

      A well known and much respected resident of this district passed away on Thursday morning near St. Agatha In the person of Mr. John Strauss, father of Mrs. C. E. Fisher, and Mrs. J Kieswetter. of Waterloo. He and attained the age of 84 years, 5 months, and 15 days.

      The late Mr. Strauss was born in Baden, Germany, in 1834, and canis to Canada with his parents when three years of age. He resided in Wellesley until his marriage to Catharine Deemert, April 1st, 1856, when they moved to near Bamberg, where they resided on a farm. They subsequently moved to Kitchener where he resided for 18 years, after which they took up their residence in St. Agatha. where he remained until the death of his wife seventeen months ago, since which time he had resided with his son, Mr. Anthony Straus, near St. Agatha at whose home he passed away.

      On April 1st 1916, Mr. and Straus, celebrated their diamond wedding, having been married 60 years.

      Of a family of fourteen children. eight survive, viz: Margaret, (Mrs. J. Kieswetter), Waterloo, John, Mich.. Philip, Riversdale, Ont., Anthony, St. Agatha, Louis, Sandorn, N. D.; Mary (Mrs. S. Scrub), Preston; Catharine, (Mrs. Andrew Benninger), New Germany, Rosa (Mrs. C. E. Fisher), Waterloo; also two brothers and one sister, viz., Michael. Bamberg. Joseph, Formosa, Ont.; Philip. Muskoka, Mrs. Gles, Bamberg. He leaves 64 grand- children, and 52 great grandchildren.

      The funeral took place on Monday morning at 10 o'clock to the R. C. Church and cemetery, St. Agatha.

      The Chronicle Telegraph 23 May 1918, p. 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Andrew Benninger Age: 36 Father: Jacob Benninger Mother: Eliz Rombe Born: abt 1862 Spouse: Catharine Strauss Age: 25 Father: Jno Strauss Mother: Cath Diemert married 20 Jun 1898 married: Waterloo,

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-3 Page 14.

    3. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 3 Page 13.

    4. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Wilmot Twp. 1911 Div. 9 Page 8.

    5. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 44.

    6. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Div. 8 Page 43.

    7. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/224752250/john-kaiser-straus.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1836 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1836 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 1859 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Roman Catholic - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - RC - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Roman Catholic - 1911 - St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 May 1918 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint Agatha Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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