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Francis "Franz" Bossenberger

Male 1790 - 1868  (78 years)


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  • Name Francis "Franz" Bossenberger 
    Born 1790  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Land 1840  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Land 1840  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 003, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Name Franz Bossenberger 
    Name Franz Bussenberger 
    Occupation 1842  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    shoemaker 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    shoemaker 
    Occupation 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    shoemaker 
    Residence 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Log House
    Occupation 1868  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    shoemaker 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-59583 
    Died 2 Mar 1868  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 3 Mar 1868  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I59583  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 

    Family Elizabeth Neuman,   b. 1786,   d. 18 Jun 1841, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Children 
     1. William Bossenberger,   b. 6 Jun 1821, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1872  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F15450  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Francis was a close neighbour of Rev. F. W. Bindemann (the marrying preacher) and as such, was a frequent witness to marriages her performed.

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      St Mary Our Lady of Seven Sorrows and reports he was buried 3 March 1868 in the churchyard there and later the interments were to have been moved to Mount Hope.

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      DELION, FREDERICK was the founder of a family in the New World who was born in what was then Prussia in 1809.

      He was first mentioned in a wedding announcement in the Deutsche Canadier on February l844, when he married Magdalena Kühn, of Waterloo.

      The issue of February 23, 1844 of the same paper had his professional card:

      Dr. Fr. Delion formerly living at Mr. John Eby's, later at Mr. H. Baumann's in Waterloo, has just moved to the house of Mr. Bossenberger, Greenbush, next to Pastor Bindemann.

      A news item on January 28, 1848 tells us that he treated his sister-in-law, Miss Salome Kühn for a tapeworm 1/8 to l/4 inches wide - doubtless interesting reading for her neighbors.

      Dr. Gottfried H. Schmutter, a recently arrived German physician, distributed handbills containing a virulent attack on Delion, as well as on Dr. John Scott. The injured parties and the newspaper published rebuttals which responded in kind. In the face of the enmity he had aroused, Schmutter soon left for other parts.

      Delion's response was in the February 11th. issue of Der Deutsche Canadier:

      Notice

      With regard to a public slander about me and another person, from one known as Smutter, in a poster issued by him for distribution, I take the liberty only to explain that this malicious attack against my private life has nothing to do with my practice as a physician, and that in regard to my knowledge as physician, I leave that to the public to decide. That Smutter's poster is an imitation and pretense of the truth from beginning to end, that a malicious character and half deranged intellect has gathered, everyone should perceive for himself.

      He made considerable use of the newspapers, notifying the public with regard to daily visits to Waterloo, cautioning of court actions for delinquint accounts, warning trespassers off his property, and admonishing those who had borrowed his books without returning them. He had what must have been a substantial library, some parts of which are still retained by members of his family.

      An outspoken announcement appeared in the issue of April 8, 1852 of Der Deutsche Canadiert

      I hereby announce that henceforth I will permit medicines to be given out only at my home. The reason therefor may be seen daily at any time in the unpleasant and disagreeable state to be met with in Mr. Henry 'Baumann's house in Berlin.

      On January 28, 1853 His card in the Berlin Telegraph gave his location as Woolwich, near Kressler's Tavern. From this time on he conducted a rural practice near Heidelberg, expanding his interests to include some veterinary practice, as is evidenced by one volume of his library which deals with veterinary homeopathy.

      He died on October 21, 1869, but the notice provided only the fact of his death. In the case of his wife however, some information is found. She was born in Alsace in 1825, and married in 1844. Some time after his death she moved to Elmira where she lived for twenty five years, until 1907. Of their children still alive were three sons, Frederick, Charles and Henry.

      Dr. Alexander D. Campbell, Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925,

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      King Street , North Side

      Willow Street.

      A frame building parallel with King Street occupied by Bosenberger, a shoemaker, who lived there probably from 1855-60.

      A building on the ground level with a veranda extending its length occupied by Dr. James Whiting, during 1855-60.

      A garden.

      A stretch of forest, hardwood and pine, from Louisa to Wellington Street, with some pine trees at the corner of Shanley Street, where is now Casper Braun's house. From Wellington Street crossing somewhat diagonally over vacant land, was the way from Waterloo to the Grand Trunk Ry. station in Berlin. At the northwest corner of King and Wellington Streets, there was a hotel with a large barn, used by teams from the country. A Mr. Proudlove built the hotel. It was later occupied by Levi Weber and after him by Henry Glebe.

      A one and one-half story frame building, facing King Street, with a brick building in the rear and a large barn along King Street, the location later occupied by H. L. Janzen. Open space somewhat wooded, to the Grand Trunk track. East of the Grand Trunk there was a swampy section which, in wet weather, became almost impassable. It was not unusual for farmers' wagons to be stuck in the mud of the road.

      REMINISCENCES OF BERLIN (NOW KITCHENER) By JACOB STROH Contributed by Joseph M. Snyder.

      Part I. Settlement - Early Villagers and Buildings, Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume 1930

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 5 Mar 1868.
      Franz Bossenberger died 2 Mar 1868 near Berlin, about 80 yrs.

    2. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 28.

    3. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, pg 20.
      Francis Bossenberger Shoemaker Germany R Catholic 70 M W Log house

    4. [S1394] Census - ON, Waterloo Township - 1840 Census of the Population of the Township of Waterloo, Gore District.
      Francis Bussenberger 2 males over 16 1 female over 16 total in family 3 Roman Catholic 3

    5. [S1395] Assessment Roll - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township - 1840.
      11 Francis Bussenberger (location Berlin W side of K St) Lot 3 W part; 3 1/2 acres uncultivated, 1/2 acre cultivated; 1 horse, 1 milch cow; rateable property 40 pounds 10 shillings

    6. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of The German Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Church At Greenbush, Waterloo Township, Halton County, Wellington District, 31 Aug. 1842 to 31 Aug. 1843 report 25.
      William Bittner, Farmer, to Elisabeth Hammacher both of Wilmot. Wit. Franz Bussenberger, Shoemaker of Waterloo and John Shmitt, Labourer of North East Hope.

    7. [S1668] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1867 - Gazetteer and directory of the County of Waterloo. 1867.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1790 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1840 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - shoemaker - 1842 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - shoemaker - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - shoemaker - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - shoemaker - 1868 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Mar 1868 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 3 Mar 1868 - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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