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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.

    O'BRIEN, Frank "Pat"   1918 - 1963
    O'BRIEN, Lopetto C  
    O'CONNELL, Daniel T.   1923 - 1977
    O'CONNELL, Eileen M.   1922 - 2008
    O'NEIL, Lily   1911 - 2000
    O'ROURKE, Mary   1914 - 1957
    O'SULLIVAN, Mary   1909 - 1996
    OAKES, Elizabeth   1917 - 2005
    OAKES, George   1914 - 1963
    OAKLEY, Frieda (Kraft)   1885 - 1946
    OAKLEY, George   1884 - 1960
    OAKLEY, Noella Mary   1910 - 1975
    OAKLEY, Roy George   1908 - 1974
    OBERER, Bertha (Rahn)   1886 - 1916
    OBERER, Edgar   1893 - 1967
    OBERER, Margaret (Simpson)   1884 - 1969
    OBERER, William H.   1883 - 1962
    OBERHOLZER, Fred A   1887 - 1963
    OBERHOLZER, Rose M. (Dorsch)   1892 - 1977
    OBERLE, Louise A   1902 - 1985
    OBERLE, Mae   1893 - 1973
    OBERLEY, Mary (Gerbracht)   1853 - 1944
    OBERLEY, William H.   1882 - 1927
    OEHM, Myrtle L   1906 - 1992
    OEHM, William P   1899 - 1980
    OERTH , Bertha   1852 - 1912 (age: 59)
    OESLER, Verlie E.   1901 - 1994
    OESLER, William   1901 - 1978
    OETZEL, Caroline (Hamel)   1852 - 1938
    OETZEL, Dorothy C.   1912 - 1997
    OETZEL, George   1882 - 1968
    OETZEL, Henry   1877 - 1944
    OETZEL, John   1841 - 1918
    OETZEL, Lovina Mae   1871 - 1955
    OETZEL, Lucinda (Weber)   1878 - 1916
    OETZEL, Matilda   1877 - 1950
    OETZEL, Senettie (Schweitzer)   1887 - 1956
    OGRAM, Emma   1880 - 1970
    OHLIS, Auguste   1856 - 1936
    OHLIS, Emma   1894 - 1961
    OHLIS, Lydia   1882 - 1971
    OHLIS, Rudolf   1851 - 1943
    OHUM, Lisetta   1885 - 1950
    OLDENBURG, Lyna M   1902 - 1984
    OLDENBURG, Martha Marie   1891 - 1969
    OLDENBURG, Walter J   1900 - 1988
    OLINSKIE, Gladys Belle   1909 - 1988
    OPPER, Conrad   1854 - 1904
    OPPER, Edna E.   1890 - 1980
    OPPER, Edna Elizabeth   1890 - 1980
    OPPER, Mary (Kressler)   1859 - 1941
    ORTWEIN, Annie   1864 - 1902
    OSBORNE, Iris (Shuttleworth)   1911 - 2004
    OSBORNE, William   1912 - 1992
    OSTPREUSSEN, Georgenau   ? - 2006
    OSWAKD, J Oscar   1893 - 1980
    OSWAKD, Nelda   1902 - 1991
    OSWALD, Edith K   1891 ?
    OSWALD, Matilda   spouse
    OSWALD, Patrica E.   1920 - 1971
    OTTERBEIN, Earl S   1905 - 1991
    OTTERBEIN, Elsie M   1907 - 1986
    OTTERBEIN, Valentine   1893 - 1966
    OTTO, Doris (Kuntz)   1911 - 2005
    OTTO, Lloyd E   1906 - 1955
    OVENS, Anna M   1887 - 1970
    OVENS, Emma (Smith)   1863 - 1926
    OVENS, John D   1924 - 2010
    OVENS, John H   1886 - 1959
    OVENS, Thomas   1856 - 1931
    OWEN, Jeanie (Hunter)   1921 - 1974

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