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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.

    UFFELMAN, Minora (Stauffer)   1897 - 1970
    UFFELMAN, Orly   1891 - 1963
    UFFELMANN  
    UFFELMANN, Caroline (Schaus)   1896 - 1990
    UFFELMANN, Caroline (Schaus)   1896 - 1990
    UFFELMANN, Eliza Jane (Elsley)   1865 - 1930
    UFFELMANN, Gladys Anna   1895 - 1982
    UFFELMANN, Heldory   1894 - 1910
    UFFELMANN, Jacob   spouse
    UFFELMANN, Oscar   1889 - 1891
    UFFELMANN, Reinhardt P   1897 - 1959
    UFFELMANN, Reinhardt P   1897 - 1989
    ULLEMANG, Suzannah   1832 - 1914 (age: 82)
    UMBACH, Annie B.   1891 - 1978
    UMBACH, Clarence   1887 - 1949
    UMBACH, Dorothy E.   1923 - 1927
    UMBACH, Emma (Pulkowsky)   1888 - 1952
    UMBACH, Herbert J.   1889 - 1972
    UNDERWOOD, Elizabeth   1888 - 1983
    UNDERWOOD, Elizabeth Ann   1855 - 1936
    UNDERWOOD, Mildred K   1912 - 1985
    UNDERWOOD, Oscar S.   1886 - 1968
    UNGER, Issac   1908 - 1962
    UNRAU, David   1911 - 2007
    UNRAU, Maria   1909 - 2005
    unreadable  
    UNRUH  
    UNRUH, Agnes   1904 - 1992
    UNRUH, Anna   1899 - 1995
    UNRUH, Cornelius   1902 - 1995
    UNRUH, Helen   1891 - 1983
    UNRUH, Luise   1906 - 1982
    UNRUH, Margaret   1896 - 1979
    UNRUH, Wilhelmina   1862 - 1926
    UNTERWEGER, Mark Rainer   1962 - 1973
    UPPERT, Catherine   1847 - 1932
    URBSHOTT, Meta A.   1906 - 1967
    URSTADT  
    URSTADT, Adam   1858 - 1858 (age: 15d)
    URSTADT , Andrew   1883 - 1964
    URSTADT, Christina   1884 - 1968
    URSTADT , Ella Norah   1891 - 1970
    URSTADT, Emma   1881 - 1971
    URSTADT, Friedrich   1868 - 1868 (age: 2m)
    URSTADT, Heinrich   1849 - 1861 (age: 12)
    URSTADT, Heinrich   parent
    URSTADT, Herman   1879 - 1908
    URSTADT, Herman   1875 - 1877 (age: 2)
    URSTADT , Nellie (Buschlen)   1887 - 1916
    URSTADT, Ruth Naomi   1903 - 1926
    USLEBER, Maria   1884 - 1973
    UTTLEY, Catherine (Birmingham)   1860 - 1899
    UTTLEY, John R.   spouse
    UTTLEY, Mary Ann Delena (Saunburn)   1846 - 1920
    UTTLEY, Nathan   1833 - 1903 (age: 70)
    UTTLEY, Nathan R.   1867 - 1910

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