Tag: Old Age

Valentine Reichert

Valentine entered the House of Refuge after being sick for years and no longer having anyone to care for him. He stayed in the House for 9 months before he died from paralysis.

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August Drexler

August Drexler was born near Halle, Germany around 1821. His parents and family are mostly unknown as he immigrated alone to Canada sometime before 1855. He was living in the Village of Preston and working as a musician. August became well-known throughout the Waterloo Region for his musical expertise and his wandering ways. He would travel by foot from town to town to play music and stay at friend’s houses. For an in-depth look at August’s life in Waterloo County, please visit his page on Waterloo Generations. Below is the article written by W.H. Schmalz in the Waterloo Historical...

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William Wright

William Wright entered the Poorhouse on December 3, 1883 and died September 21, 1884 of old age.

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John Hudson

“The Old Man Hudson is in tolerable health for his age-getting weak and frail-although in this kind of weather he is still able to come out to church of a Sunday”

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Michael and Catharine Dopp

John Michael and Catherine Dopp were one of the few elderly married couples that entered the Poorhouse together. They were also two of the first inmates to arrive at the House in 1869.

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