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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.

    VALE, A.J.   spouse
    VALE, Alfred James   1876 - 1963
    VALE, Alice   spouse
    VALE, Alice E   1884 - 1954
    VALE, Dora May (Chilvers)   1865 - 1938 (age: 73)
    VALE, Ellen   1840 - 1927
    VALE, George   1843 - 1919
    VALE, George Alfred   1895 - 1971
    VALE, George William   1864 - 1912 (age: 48)
    VALE, Mary Etta (Nash)   1870 - 1932
    VAN DER VEER, Julia   parent
    VANAUDENARDE, Gertrude   1911 - 1996
    VANDENHOFF, Corry M (Speck)   1924 - 2007
    VANDENHOFF, John T   1904 - 1965
    VANEVER, A. Clarke   1848 - 1921
    VANEVER, Agnes (Brough)   1860 - 1944
    VANEVERY, Bessie C.   1886 - 1936
    VANEVERY, Blanche   1884 - 1957
    VANSOVSZKY, Laszlo   1893 - 1970
    VASILESCU  
    VAUGHAN, Fred J.   1922 - 1945
    VAUGHAN, Frederick J.   1922 - 1945
    VAUGHAN, John F. "Eddie"   1887 - 1947
    VAUGHAN, Winifred L. (Shelley)   1901 - 1996
    VAVRINEK, Wenzel   1889 - 1924
    VEITEL, Annie   1872 - 1921 (age: 49)
    VEITEL, Catharine   1863 - 1939
    VEITEL, Constance Anne   ? - 1947
    VEITEL, Dora   1891 - 1975
    VEITEL, Edith   1918 - 2003
    VEITEL, Lloyd A.   1919 - 1976
    VEITEL, Marie (Ziegler)   1855 - 1936
    VEITEL , Nancy Marie   ? - 1950
    VEITEL, Norman   1886 - 1957
    VEITEL , Orkney E (Stoltz)   1915 - 1998
    VEITEL, William   1860 - 1935
    VEITEL , William A   1888 - 1913
    VENDRUCK, Charles   1900 - 1932
    VENEL, Lydia   1885 - 1962
    VENTON, George   1884 - 1962
    VETUR, Adam   1896 - 1952
    VETUR, Catharine (Eppler)   1897 - 1966
    VILLAMERE, Marie Patricia   1950 - 2007
    VIPOND, June P.   1922 - 2000
    VIPOND, William V.   1916 - 2003
    VLASIC, Frank   1896 - 1988
    VLASIC, Frank   parent
    VLASIC, Hilda   1929 - 1936
    VLASIC, Rosa   1900 - 1979
    VLASIC, Rosa   parent
    VOEGE, Fredrich Johann   1842 - 1924
    VOEGE, Henriette (Huhn)   1849 - 1916
    VOELKER, Mary   1856 - 1933 (age: 77)
    VOGEL, Annabelle   1901 - 1980
    VOGEL, Christian   1882 - 1952
    VOGEL, Christian   spouse
    VOGEL, Frances (Kieswetter)   1925 - 1949
    VOGEL, Freda (Straus)   1902 - 1969
    VOGEL, Harold A   1902 - 1956
    VOGEL, Marie (Ziegler)   spouse
    VOGEL, Marie (Ziegler)   1882 - 1960
    VOGEL, Mary   1869 - 1940
    VOGT, Leaner J.   1901 - 1965
    VOISIN, Dorothy (Stemmler)   1929 - 1953
    VOLL  
    VOLL, James R   1924 - 1994
    VOLL, John   1935 - 1935
    VOLL, Matilda (Reinhart)   1903 - 1998
    VOLL, Oscar Robert   1913 - 1943
    VOLL, Peter   1901 - 1958
    VOLLAND, A. Catharine   1879 - 1964
    VON????, Marie Catthi   1878 - 1912 (age: 34)
    VORNDRAN, Marcelle M (Francois)   1914 - 1987
    VOSS, Ruth May   spouse
    VOTH, Maria Wiens   1863 - 1936

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