Facts and Events
||9 Apr 1847
||18 Apr 1847
||Breidenbach, Hesse, GermanyEvangelisch
||14 Sep 1873
||Perth County, Ontario, CanadaLutheran Church
to Barbara Ringler
||Wilmot Twp, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canadalabourer
||Wilmot Twp, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canadafarmer
||11 Jun 1936
||Breslau, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada
||Wilmot Twp, Waterloo County, Ontario, CanadaShantz Mennonite Church Cemetery
The first farm Wilhelm and Barbara owned was known to the family as the "little farm", a small farm west of the Shantz Mennonite church. They later bought a larger farm east of the church, while their son Abraham and his wife took over the "little farm".
Wilhelm and Barbara sold the farm in 1913 and moved to live in a wing of the house of their son John in Centreville (now part of Kitchener). Later, they moved to Breslau to live with their daughter Katie.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ontario, Waterloo (South), Wilmot H-5, in Canada. 1901 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada), page 14.
William Habermeld, born 7 Apr 1848 (age 52) in rural O[ntario], farmer
wife: Barbara Habermeld, born 24 Oct 1852 (age 48) in rural O[ntario]
son: Albert Habermeld, born 14 Sept 1874 (age 26) in rural O[ntario]
daughter: Lizzie Habermeld, born 21 Oct 1881 (age 19) in rural O[ntario]
son: Levi Habermeld, born 8 Dec 1885 (age 15) in rural O[ntario]
daughter: Amanda Habermeld, 21 July 1888 (age 12) in rural O[ntario]
daughter: Barbara Habermeld, 3 Aug 1891 (age 9) in rural O[ntario]
daughter: Katie Habermeld, 26 Jan 1892 (age 8) in rural O[ntario]
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ontario, Waterloo County, Wilmot Twp, in Canada. 1881 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada).
William Habermehl, age 33, born in Germany, labourer
Barbara Habermehl, age 29, born in O[ntario], servant
Albert Habermehl, age 6, born in O[ntario]
Abraham Habermehl, age 4, born in O[ntario]
John Habermehl, age 2, born in O[ntario]
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Wilhelm Habermehl, in Germany. Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898: index. (FamilySearch).
baptism date: 18 Apr 1847
baptism place: EVANGELISCH,OBER BREIDENBACH,OBERHESSEN,HESSE-DARMSTADT
birth date: 09 Apr 1847
father: Johannes Habermehl
mother: Anna Elisabetha Zinn
system origin: Germany-EASy
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Shantz Mennonite Church Cemetery, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, in Find A Grave.
Inscription, from photo of gravestone:
'William Habermehl died June 11 1936 in his 89th year
his wife Barbara Ringler died Dec 11 1920 in her 68th year'
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Fred Habermehl, Twigs, Branches Roots (early draft).
- ↑ Ontario, Waterloo County, Wilmot Twp, in Canada. 1911 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada).
William Haubermeahl, born April 1848 (age 63) in Germany, immigrated to Canada in 1856, farmer
wife: Barbara Haubermeahl, born Oct 1852 (age 58) in O[ntario]
daughter: Catherine Haubermeahl, born Jan 1893 (age 18) in O[ntario]
- ↑ Fred Habermehl, Twigs, Branches Roots (early draft).
The record of the 1930 family reunion reads as follows:
"In 1856 John Habermehl and his wife formerly Miss Lizzie Zinn came to Canada from Strandorf, Germany. The trip was made by sailing ship to New York and thence by train to Canada and settled in Baden. It was some two years after they had come to Canada that John Habermehl was killed when he fell from a wagon as his team ran away".
- ↑ Perth County, North Easthope, 1873, registration #010212, in Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1928. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Archives of Ontario).
his name: William Habermehl
residence: Gads Hill Co Perth, Ont.
birth place: Storndorf, Hesse Germany
marital status: bachelor
parents: John Habermehl and Elizabeth nat. Zinn
her name: Barbara Ringler
residence: Petersburg, Co Waterloo, Ont.
birth place: Petersburg, Co. Waterloo
marital status: spinster
parents: Henry Ringler and Martha nat. Kevon
date and place of marriage: September 14th 1873 Lutheran Church near Gads Hill Ont.
religious denomination of bridegroom: Lutheran
religious denomination of bride: Mennonite
It is assumed that the identification of Barbara's parents in this record is incorrect - either due to an error in the record-keeping or because she chose not to identify her real parents because she (a Mennonite) was underage and marrying a Lutheran in a Lutheran church. There appears to be no census record in Ontario in 1861 or 1871 for a Barbara Ringler other than the daughter of Albert and Katharina, and this marriage record indicates that the Barbara Ringler who married William Habermehl was born in Petersburg, Waterloo County, which is the same birth place given in the marriage or death records of 3 other children of Albert and Katharina Ringler. Additionally, her oldest child was named Albert.
It is conceivable that Barbara's parents were Henry and Martha, and that they died before the 1861 census and Barbara was raised by Albert and Katharina, but there do not appear to be any Henry and Martha couples in Wilmot Twp, Waterloo County in the 1851 census (taken in 1852, shortly before Barbara was born).
- Ontario, Waterloo County, Wilmot Twp, in Canada. 1891 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada).
William Habermehl, age 41, born in Germany (both parents born in Germany), farmer
wife: Barbara Habermehl, age 38, born in O[ntario] (both parents born in U.S.)
son: John Habermehl, age 12, born in O[ntario]
daughter: Elisabet Hebermehl, age 10, born in O[ntario]
son: William Habermehl, age 7, born in O[ntario]
son: Liva Habermehl, age 5, born in O[ntario]
daughter: Emanda Habermehl, age 2, born in O[ntario]
g[randmother of wife]: Elisabet Ringler, age 88, born in U.S. (both parents born in U.S.)