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  • ID: I069147
  • Name: Joseph LEIS
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 9 FEB 1817 in Barvaria, Germany
  • Death: 6 JUL 1896
  • Reference Number: 69147
  • Note: Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXIII, No. 15, August 1, 1896, page 236, 237, 238 LEIS.-Joseph Leis of near Wellesley, Waterloo Co., Ont., was born in Bavaria on the 9th of February 1817 and died on the 6th of July 1896, aged 79 years, 4 months and 27 days. He came to this country in his youth. He was married to Catherine Kennel. They lived in matrimony 52 years, 3 months and 17 days. He leaves his sorrowing widow, nine sons and four daughters and forty-three grandchildren. He lived in the house which he erected in the primeval forests of "Upper Canada" fifty-two years ago and his was the first death that occurred in the house. He was a faithful member of the Old Amish branch of the church, and died of paralysis and the infirmities of old age. A large concourse of friends followed his remains to the Wellesley graveyard on the 9th. Funeral services by Christian Gascho, Christian Zehr and John Gascho.

    Marriage 1 Catherine KENNEL b: 1825
    • Married: 1844
    1. Has Children Noah LEIS b: 5 JUN 1845
    2. Has Children John LEIS b: 1846
    3. Has No Children Magdalena LEIS b: 1848
    4. Has Children Christian LEIS b: 1850
    5. Has Children Joseph LEIS b: 1852
    6. Has No Children David LEIS b: 1855
    7. Has No Children Catherine LEIS b: 1856
    8. Has No Children Mary LEIS b: 1857
    9. Has Children Menno LEIS b: 24 APR 1859
    10. Has Children Barbara LEIS b: ABT. 1861 in Wellesley Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario
    11. Has Children Daniel LEIS b: 9 AUG 1863
    12. Has Children Jacob LEIS b: 1865
    13. Has Children Veronica LEIS b: 1867
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