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Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo County, ON


Mount Hope Cemetery
Street Address: 83 Roger St
Community: Waterloo
Township: Waterloo Township
Locality: Waterloo County
Municipality: Waterloo
Province: ON
GPS: 43.459519,-80.510677

Registered to City of Waterloo.

From Bruce Uttley: This municipal cemetery lies next to the Kitchener cemetery of the same name along a line where the two cities met. When the cemeteries were established, they were both well outside of their respective towns. The cemeteries are now surrounded by the established neighbourhoods and both have been supplemented with modern suburban cemeteries. The original cemeteries in the two villages were churchyards or private grounds, but as the villages grew it became apparent that civic cemeteries were needed.

A survey map of Waterloo from 1854 indicates that the Waterloo cemetery was originally to have been on the south [or west] side of King Street, on the site of the present-day hospital. The street on the west [or north] edge of that land is still called Mount Hope Street. However, we have no indication that this area served as a cemetery. In 1865, Waterloo and Berlin [later Kitchener] appointed committees to arrange for a joint cemetery, but in the end, Waterloo acted on its own, purchasing seven acres from Reeve John Hoffman for the purpose. Hoffman also gave another acre for use as a free cemetery and space for a Potter's Field was also set aside. The village council regulated the use of the cemetery with by-law 25 in 1867.

On the Pine Street gate to the cemetery is the notation: Mt. Hope Cemetery / Established - 1865 / This Pioneer Gateway Erected - 1932. The stone used in the gateway is from the ruins of a building erected about 1830 by one of Waterloo County's early pioneers Andrew Groff, born in Lancaster County Pennsylvania in 1793, died in Waterloo, Ontario in 1877.

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    Photos courtesy of Doug Smith [2013], additions from Nick Roehrig, Bruce Uttley
    Indexed by Paul McKnight, Marilyn Whiting, Deb Belcher, Tom Thompson, Jim Anderson, Norma Falconer, Sherri Pettit, Linda Pachkowski

    This index represents ALL visible headstones still in existence at the time this cemetery was visited

    Because of organizational difficulties, this cemetery was divided for the transcription in a different fashion than the official cemetery plan. The letters in brackets on the map refer to the posted areas.

    JAAKKOLA, Kauko O   1914 - 2006
    JACKSON, Ann L.   1885 - 1942
    JACKY, Jacob   1848 - 1916 (age: 68)
    JACKY, Lloyd Adam   1931 - 1993
    JACKY, Margaret (Kress)   1856 - 1913 (age: 56)
    JACKY, Sarah E   1899 - 1973
    JACKY, William H   1896 - 1984
    JACOB, Viola R   1898 - 1979
    JACOB?, Elizabeth   1876 - 1947
    JACOBI, Alice (Peru)   1907 - 1945
    JACOBI, Burton W., Corporal   ? - 1955 (age: 49)
    JACOBI, Harry   1900 - 1956
    JACOBI, Henry   1866 - 1953
    JACOBI, Mary   1853 - 1923
    JACOBI, Mary (Frickey)   1865 - 1941
    JACOBI, Matilda   1879 - 1957
    JACOBI, Naomi A   1889 - 1959
    JADESKI, Connie T   1941 - 2000
    JAFFRAY, Henrietta I.   1866 - 1887 (age: 21)
    JAFFRAY, Jean (Gordon)   1851 - 1889
    JAFFRAY, M.   spouse
    JAGELEWSKI, Julius   1858 - 1939
    JAGELEWSKI, Kathryn   1905 - 1968
    JAGELEWSKI, Martha M.   1894 - 1991
    JAGELEWSKI, Susannah (Schutkofski)   1862 - 1941
    JAHN, Anna   1834 - 1913
    JAMES, Clara May (Fischer)   1906 - 2000
    JAMES, Gladys   1901 - 1993
    JAMES, William F.   1903 - 1981
    JAMIESON, Robert   1832 - 1915 (age: 83)
    JAMIESON, Robert   1832 - 1915 (age: 83)
    JANKE, Edith Audrey   1927 - 2011
    JANZ, Bernhard   1913 - 1990
    JANZ, Johann   1885 - 1938
    JANZ, Katharina   1887 - 1967
    JANZEN, Anna   1914 - 1974
    JANZEN, Cornelius   1869 - 1952
    JANZEN, Eliese (Reimer)   1884 - 1950
    JANZEN, Henry   1903 - 1959
    JANZEN, Jacob H.   1878 - 1950
    JANZEN, Katharina (Lehn)   1896 - 1989
    JANZEN, Kornelius   1886 - 1971
    JANZEN, Mathilda   1889 - 1978
    JANZEN, Sieghard   1912 - 2010
    JARDINE, Howard   1901 ?
    JARDINE, Margaret   1899 - 1962
    JASPER, Douglas   1926 - 1965
    JENNER, Dorothea   1853 - 1930 (age: 76)
    JOHNSON  
    JOHNSON, Dorothy A.   1910 - 1995
    JOHNSON, Ellen G   1891 - 1945
    JOHNSON, Hedwig (Krug)   1839 - 1910
    JOHNSON, John M   1915 - 1986
    JOHNSON, Kathleen (Wagatha)   1916 - 1969
    JOHNSON, Lorraine Gayle   1952 - 1965
    JOHNSON, Sylvester Peter   1920 - 1987
    JOHNSON, William   spouse
    JOHNSTON, Debbie Eileen   1963 - 1966
    JOHNSTON , Joseph F   1899 - 1973
    JOHNSTON , Muriel L   1913 - 1996
    JOHNSTON, Myrtle J   1919 - 1953
    JOLLIFFE, Nora M.   1918 - 2003
    JONAS, Clayton D   1922 - 1999
    JONAS , Emma M   1917 - 2001
    JONES, Alice M.   1921 - 1957
    JONES, Annie   1879 - 1966
    JONES, Doris E   1923 - 1951
    JONES, Edith M.   1897 - 1997
    JONES, Emily   1861 - 1946
    JONES, George Alec "Sandy"   1920 - 2011
    JONES, Grace   1898 - 1971
    JONES, Helen Jacqueline "Jackie"   1928 - 2008
    JONES, John G   1881 - 1954 (age: 73)
    JONES, John G   1881 - 1954 (age: 73)
    JOYCE, Agnes Mildred   1906 - 1908 (age: 17m)
    JOYCE, Bernice Irene   1909 - 1911 (age: 18m)
    JOYCE, Clayton   1932 - 2005
    JOYCE, Herbert C.   1878 - 1952
    JOYCE, John N.   1873 - 1951
    JOYCE, Matilda E. (Lanz)   1881 - 1963
    JOYCE, Millie (Wiederhold)   1875 - 1956
    JOYCE, Reta Hildred   1911 - 1940
    JOYCE, Ruth May (Voss)   spouse
    JOYCE, Sarah Ann (Norman)   1845 - 1934
    JOYCE, Sperry C   1902 - 1985
    JOYCE, Thelma   1900 - 1976
    JOYCE, William H.   1845 - 1923
    JOYCE, William Henry   1876 - 1948
    JUHASZ, Elizabeth M Erzsebet M   1926 - 1998
    JUHASZ, Hegeds Janosne   1920 - 1960
    JUNG, Chen Law Shue   1899 - 1933
    JUNG, Fook Wing   1878 - 1945

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