Charles F Quast1,2,3

M, #13601, b. 28 July 1875, d. 1942
Father*Gottlieb Quast4,2,5 b. c 1827
Mother*Christina Sell4,5 b. c 1831, d. bt 4 Apr 1881 - 31 Mar 1901
Last Edited16 Jul 2018
     He was born on 28 July 1875 in Ontario, Canada.3,2,5 Charles married Anna Hildebrandt on 8 December 1909 in Rosenthal, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.3,4
     He died in 1942.3 Charles F Quast was buried in Golden Lake United Cemetery (AKA St. John's United Church Cemetery, North Algona-Wilberforce Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.3

Census Data

     Charles F Quast appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Algona Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario in the household of his parents, Gottlif Quast and Christiana Quast.5
     Charles F appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Algona Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, in the household of John G Quast and Annie Quast.2

Family

Anna Hildebrandt b. 1884, d. 1981
Children

Citations

  1. [S88] The Rick Schroeder Family Home Page , Genealogy.com (formerly Family Tree Maker) User Trees, The Rick Schroeder Family Home Page; "While this database does not contain source references, I have found it a reliable guide for further Renfrew County, ON research. Downloaded in April 2001, with follow up by email messages. He also provided genealogy reports as early as Aug 1998"; cited as "Rick Schroeder Family., Page 1 & 5 -- Descendants of Christian Quast -- Aug 4, 1998.
  2. [S2589] John G Quast household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Schedule 1, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) T-6493.
  3. [S570] Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (obsolete) , Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (See Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project), Search page for Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project; "After July 31, 2017, links were broken. Search Canada GenWEB since content is being indexed and moved to this site. I will replace links as time permits"; cited as "Canadian Gravemarker Gallery., http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~murrayp/…
  4. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Charles Quast & Annie Hilderbrant.
  5. [S6088] Gottlif Quast household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Provo, Utah, USA, Algona South, Renfrew South, Ontario; Page: 13; Family: 7, Ancestry.com Roll: C_13234.
  6. [S88] "Rick Schroeder Family", online The Rick Schroeder Family Home Page: Page 5 -- Descendants of Christian Quast -- Aug 4, 1998.
  7. [S570] "Canadian Gravemarker Gallery", online Search page for Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~murrayp/…

Susan Donaldson1,2

F, #13602, b. 1838, d. 1883
Last Edited1 Oct 2019
     She was born in 1838 in Ireland age 43 in the 1881 census.3,2 Susan married Joseph Rorke before 1864, assumption on year of marriage.4,2
     She died in 1883 in Ontario, Canada.1 Susan Donaldson was buried in Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.1
     27 November 2008 Research notes:
Look up Thornbury Cemetery reference.5

Census Data

     Joseph Rorke and Susan appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, enumerated 4 April 1881. Joseph was enumerated as a Presbyterian Canada and a Notary Public. Their children Sarah E W, Lillian V, Herbert V, Ada M, Joseph A and Susan L were listed as living with them.2

Family

Joseph Rorke b. 26 Apr 1832, d. 11 Apr 1907
Children

Citations

  1. [S312] Edited by P.E.K. Armstrong Richard Rorke, Forty Years in the Forest (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Page 151.
  2. [S6559] Joseph Rorke household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Provo, Utah, USA, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario; Page: 15; Family: 73, Ancestry.com Film: C-13261.
  3. [S312] Edited by P.E.K. Armstrong Richard Rorke, Forty Years in the Forest, Page 122-124, 145 & 151 and pictures after page 124 and 144.
  4. [S415] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.
  5. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  6. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Mc Elroy Eileen Lindsey Mc Elroy. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  7. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Lillian Victoria Rorke & Thomas Edward Louth.
  8. [S312] Edited by P.E.K. Armstrong Richard Rorke, Forty Years in the Forest, Page 151, family picture before page 125 and picture before page 145.
  9. [S2562] Joseph Rorke household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario; Page: 3; Family: 32, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6468.

Sarah E W Rorke1

F, #13603, b. circa 1864
Father*Joseph Rorke1 b. 26 Apr 1832, d. 11 Apr 1907
Mother*Susan Donaldson1 b. 1838, d. 1883
Last Edited29 Feb 2016
     She was born circa 1864 in Ontario, Canada, age 17 in the 1881 census.1

Census Data

     Sarah E W Rorke appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario in the household of her parents, Joseph Rorke and Susan Rorke.1

Citations

  1. [S6559] Joseph Rorke household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Provo, Utah, USA, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario; Page: 15; Family: 73, Ancestry.com Film: C-13261.

Lillian Victoria Rorke1,2

F, #13604, b. circa 1868
Father*Joseph Rorke3,2,4 b. 26 Apr 1832, d. 11 Apr 1907
Mother*Susan Donaldson3,2,4 b. 1838, d. 1883
Last Edited29 Feb 2016
     She was born circa 1868 in Clarksburg, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.3,2,4 Lillian married Thomas Edward Louth on 6 June 1894 in Clarksburg, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 004469.2,1 Lillian married Arthur Stevenson McElroy on 27 June 1901 in Ottawa, Carleton County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 004726.5,3,6

Census Data

     Lillian V Rorke appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario in the household of her parents, Joseph Rorke and Susan Rorke.4

Family 1

Thomas Edward Louth b. c 1866

Family 2

Arthur Stevenson McElroy b. 1870
Children

Citations

  1. [S262] Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), online Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), Rorke, Lillian Victoria - Married. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Research Library.
  2. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Lillian Victoria Rorke & Thomas Edward Louth.
  3. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Mc Elroy Eileen Lindsey Mc Elroy. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  4. [S6559] Joseph Rorke household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Provo, Utah, USA, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario; Page: 15; Family: 73, Ancestry.com Film: C-13261.
  5. [S312] Edited by P.E.K. Armstrong Richard Rorke, Forty Years in the Forest (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Page 151.
  6. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: Lillian Victoria Louth & Arthur Stevenson McElroy.
  7. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Elsie Lillian Margaret McElroy.
  8. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Jean Donaldson McElroy.

Lt Col Herbert Victor Rorke1,2,3

M, #13605, b. 25 April 1869, d. 1 April 1942
Father*Joseph Rorke2,3,4 b. 26 Apr 1832, d. 11 Apr 1907
Mother*Susan Donaldson3,4 b. 1838, d. 1883
Last Edited1 Oct 2019
     He was born on 25 April 1869 in Clarksburg, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.2,4
     He died on 1 April 1942 in Ottawa, Carleton County, Ontario, Canada, at age 72.3,5,6 Lt Col Herbert Victor Rorke was buried in Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.3 Lt Col H. V. Rorke occupied the position of Chief Accountant of National Revenue, Customs and Excise Divisions, at Ottawa, for over 40 years.2,3
Canadian Military Service - WWI:
     Lt Col Herbert Victor Rorke began military service on 13 November 1914 at the age of 45 He served in the 3rd Regiment since 1885. He had been decorated with the D.S.O. I.S.O.. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his brother, Joseph Albert Rorke of Robertson College, Edmonton.2
     Lt Col Herbert Victor Rorke ended his military service on 5 January 1919
End of Military Service section.2

     He was listed as a witness to the marriage of Arthur Stevenson McElroy and Lillian Victoria Rorke on 27 June 1901 in Ottawa, Carleton County, Ontario; according to Ontario Marriage Registration 004726.7,8,9
     Update WeRelate with Death Card.

Census Data

     Herbert V Rorke appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario in the household of his parents, Joseph Rorke and Susan Rorke.4

Citations

  1. [S16] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1881 Canadian Census, LDS CD, Transcriptions., CD-ROM (Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2001), Canadian Census for 1881. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Cdn Census CD.
  2. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File (large PDF file): Lt Col Herbert Victor Rorke. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  3. [S312] Edited by P.E.K. Armstrong Richard Rorke, Forty Years in the Forest (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Page 151, family picture before page 125 and picture before page 145.
  4. [S6559] Joseph Rorke household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Provo, Utah, USA, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario; Page: 15; Family: 73, Ancestry.com Film: C-13261.
  5. [S5056] Canadian Great War Project, online CGWP - Rorke, H V. Hereinafter cited as CGWP - Rorke, H V.
  6. [S5155] "Veterans Death Cards: First World War", Record of death ofveterans who died after discharge; Library and Archives Canada (LAC); Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/… Lt. Col. Herbert Victor Rorke, I.S.O., D.S.O., V.D.. Hereinafter cited as "Veterans Death Cards: First World War."
  7. [S312] Edited by P.E.K. Armstrong Richard Rorke, Forty Years in the Forest, Page 151.
  8. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Mc Elroy Eileen Lindsey Mc Elroy. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  9. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Lillian Victoria Louth & Arthur Stevenson McElroy.

Alice Maud Thompson1,2,3

F, #13606, b. 1854, d. 1914
Last Edited17 Oct 2017
     She was born in 1854 in Canada West, United Province of Canada.4,3 Alternatively, she was born circa 1855 in Canada West age 26 in the 1881 census.5 Alice married Edward Rorke before 1873.6,3,5 Alice Maud Thompson was buried in Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.1,3
     She died in 1914 in Ontario, Canada.1,3
     What is the relationship of Edward Rorke and his wife Alice M (Thompson) Rorke to Mary A Bull and Arthur J Bull? They were all listed as sharing one residence in the 1901 census.

Census Data

     Edward Rorke and Alice M appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, enumerated 4 April 1881. Edward was enumerated as Methodist Canada and Township Clerk. Their children Franklin B, Gertrude, Joseph H and Edward D A were listed as living with them.5

Family

Edward Rorke b. 15 Aug 1845, d. 21 Jul 1925
Marriage*Alice married Edward Rorke before 1873.6,3,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S312] Edited by P.E.K. Armstrong Richard Rorke, Forty Years in the Forest (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Page 152.
  2. [S16] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1881 Canadian Census, LDS CD, Transcriptions., CD-ROM (Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2001), Canadian Census for 1881. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Cdn Census CD.
  3. [S4338] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Thornbury, http://www.geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/189948
    Photos courtesy of Bonnie Lee Breadner & Myrna White
    Indexed by Bonnie Lee Breadner. Hereinafter cited as Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project.
  4. [S264] Transcribed & typed by Don Sanderson, compiler, Grey, Ontario, Canada. 1901 Census of Canada (Box 66, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5P1: Bruce & Grey Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1999), Rorke, Alice M, F, mother, ? 25 1854, age 46, born in Ontario.; Page 1, Ontario, 64 Grey County, Thornbury. Hereinafter cited as 1901 -- Collingwood Twp, Grey, ON.
  5. [S7940] Edward Rorke household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario; Page: 32; Family No: 154, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Film: C-13261.
  6. [S415] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.
  7. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Franklin Beverly Rorke & Marie Elizabeth Brown.
  8. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: Edward D Allen Rorke & Edith Cross.
  9. [S264] Transcribed & typed by Don Sanderson, 1901 -- Collingwood Twp, Grey, ON, Rorke, Ormand W, M, Son, 16 Feb 1887, age 14, born in Ontario.; Page 1, Ontario, 64 Grey County, Thornbury.
  10. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: Alice Irene Rorke & John Melvin Lawr.

Joseph Hilliard Rorke1

M, #13607, b. 30 November 1876, d. 24 March 1934
Father*Edward Rorke2,1 b. 15 Aug 1845, d. 21 Jul 1925
Mother*Alice Maud Thompson2 b. 1854, d. 1914
Last Edited18 May 2019
     He was born on 30 November 1876 in Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.1,2,3 Joseph married Carrie Scott Mitchell on 21 September 1910 in Nova Scotia, Canada.4,5,6,7
     He died on 24 March 1934 in Montréal, Québec, Canada, at age 57.1,7 Joseph Hilliard Rorke was buried in Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.7
Military Service:
     J Hilliard Rorke began military service between 1899 and 1900 in South Africa Lieutenant, 31 Regt. C.M, Corp. 2nd Bn.1
End of Military Service section.1

Canadian Military Service:
     Lt/Col Joseph Hilliard Rorke began military service on 31 May 1917 at the age of 40 in Owen Sound, Grey County, Ontario, Canada. He joined the 248th Battalion, Grey Regiment. He declared that he was a journalist, and Church of England..1
     Lt/Col Joseph Hilliard Rorke ended his military service on 26 October 1919 as medically unfit for further service.
End of Military Service section.1

     Link to the Canadian Great War Project:; "Soldier Page" for Joseph Hilliard Rorke8

Census Data

     Joseph H Rorke appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario in the household of his parents, Edward Rorke and Alice M Rorke.2
     Joseph H Rorke appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Toronto, Ontario, enumerated 31 March 1901. Joseph was enumerated as an Advertising Solicitor and Church of England, living in a large boarding establishment.3

Family

Carrie Scott Mitchell
Marriage*Joseph married Carrie Scott Mitchell on 21 September 1910 in Nova Scotia, Canada.4,5,6,7 

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File (large PDF file): Joseph Hilliard Rorke]. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S7940] Edward Rorke household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario; Page: 32; Family No: 154, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Film: C-13261.
  3. [S7941] Boarder in household Joseph H Rorke, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ward 2, Toronto East, Ontario; Page 8; Family: 81, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  4. [S312] Edited by P.E.K. Armstrong Richard Rorke, Forty Years in the Forest (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), page 152.
  5. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, CEF Service File (large PDF file): Joseph Hilliard Rorke.
  6. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Florence Scott Rorke. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  7. [S5155] "Veterans Death Cards: First World War", Record of death ofveterans who died after discharge; Library and Archives Canada (LAC); Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/… Lt. Col. Joseph H Rorke, 248th Battalion. Hereinafter cited as "Veterans Death Cards: First World War."
  8. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Elizabeth Richardson1,2,3,4

F, #13608, b. 13 August 1841, d. 22 September 1932
Father*James Richardson5,2,3
Mother*Elizabeth Valentine5,3,2 b. c 24 Jul 1814
Last Edited29 Aug 2018
     She was born on 13 August 1841 in Ontario, Canada.6,7,4 Elizabeth married George Rorke on 12 January 1876 in Pickering Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.3,8,9,4
     She died on 22 September 1932 in Ontario at age 91.2,9 Elizabeth Richardson was buried in Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada, http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/194453.2,9

Census Data

     George Rorke and Elizabeth appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, enumerated 4 April 1881. George was enumerated as a Quaker (Friends) and a Farmer. Their children Louise and Jessie were listed as living with them.4
     George Rorke and Elizabeth R appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, enumerated 31 March 1901. George was enumerated as a Conveyensor and Friends (aka Quaker). Their children Louise R and Jessie E were listed as living with them.6

Family

George Rorke b. 2 Dec 1829, d. 9 Sep 1906
Children

Citations

  1. [S101] Bill Shannon, editor, Illustrated History of Collingwood Township, An (County of Grey, ON: Council of the Township of Collingwood, 1979), Mentioned in short biography of Louise Richardson Rorke; Page 295. Hereinafter cited as Illustrated History of Collingwood Twp.
  2. [S312] Edited by P.E.K. Armstrong Richard Rorke, Forty Years in the Forest (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), p. 108 & 153.
  3. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., George Rorke & Elizabeth Richardson.
  4. [S8757] George Rorke household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario; Page: 63; Family: 312, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-13261.
  5. [S264] Transcribed & typed by Don Sanderson, compiler, Grey, Ontario, Canada. 1901 Census of Canada (Box 66, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5P1: Bruce & Grey Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1999), Rorke, Elizabeth R, F, Mother, 13 Aug 1841, age 59, born in Ontario.; Page 1, Ontario, 64 Grey County, Thornbury. Hereinafter cited as 1901 -- Collingwood Twp, Grey, ON.
  6. [S4196] George Rorke household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Thornbury, Grey East, Ontario; Page: 3; Family: 13, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6468, The enumerator listed people's relationship to the head of the household as "Father" rather than "Head", and "Mother" rather than "Wife."
  7. [S4196] Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Thornbury, Grey East, Ontario; Page: 3; Family: 13, George Rorke household.
  8. [S1445] Ontario Vital Statistics Project - Marriages, online Ontario Vital Statistics Project - Marriages, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maryc/ont76.htm - #007990-76 (Ontario Co). Hereinafter cited as ON Vital Statistics Project.
  9. [S4338] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Thornbury, http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/194453

    Photos courtesy of Bonnie Lee Breadner & Myrna White
    Indexed by Bonnie Lee Breadner. Hereinafter cited as Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project.
  10. [S312] Edited by P.E.K. Armstrong Richard Rorke, Forty Years in the Forest, Listed as an unnamed "son" with no date; p. 153.
  11. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Edgar Thomas Rorke. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  12. [S312] Edited by P.E.K. Armstrong Richard Rorke, Forty Years in the Forest, p. 153.
  13. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Louisa Rorke.
  14. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Jessie Rorke.

Guieliema Chantler1,2

F, #13609, b. circa 1850
Father*William Nathaniel Chantler3
Last Edited8 Mar 2016
     She was born circa 1850 in Ontario, Canada, age 31 in the 1881 census.2 Guieliema married William H Rorke before 1875.4,2
     Her name was also recorded as Gulielma on her son Harold's birth registration.5

Census Data

     Guieliema appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Meaford, St. Vincent Twp., Grey County, Ontario, in the household of William H Rorke.2

Family

William H Rorke b. c 1849
Children

Citations

  1. [S312] Edited by P.E.K. Armstrong Richard Rorke, Forty Years in the Forest (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Page 134 & 152.
  2. [S16] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1881 Canadian Census, LDS CD, Transcriptions., CD-ROM (Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2001), Canadian Census for 1881. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Cdn Census CD.
  3. [S312] Edited by P.E.K. Armstrong Richard Rorke, Forty Years in the Forest, Page 134.
  4. [S312] Edited by P.E.K. Armstrong Richard Rorke, Forty Years in the Forest, Richard Rorke's son, William Rorke, married Guieliema Chantler in 1847. Note that this conflicts with birth date given on page 152 and with 1881 Census birth date information.; P. 134.
  5. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Harrold McDougald Rorke. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  6. [S312] Edited by P.E.K. Armstrong Richard Rorke, Forty Years in the Forest, Page 152.
  7. [S401] e-mail address, online www.ancestry.com, e-mail address (unknown location), downloaded 27 Jul 2000, Illinoiis, Cook County, Chicago Twp., Roll: T625_315, Page: 98, ED: 401, Image: 515; Ancestry.Com Search - see durward_rorke_1920_census.pdf.

Effie Rorke1,2

F, #13610, b. circa 1875
Father*William H Rorke1 b. c 1849
Mother*Guieliema Chantler1 b. c 1850
Last Edited16 Nov 2008
     She was born circa 1875 in Ontario, Canada, age 6 in the 1881 census.1

Census Data

     Effie appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Meaford, St. Vincent Twp., Grey County, Ontario, in the household of William H Rorke.1

Citations

  1. [S16] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1881 Canadian Census, LDS CD, Transcriptions., CD-ROM (Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2001), Canadian Census for 1881. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Cdn Census CD.
  2. [S312] Edited by P.E.K. Armstrong Richard Rorke, Forty Years in the Forest (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Page 152.

Maggie Rorke1

F, #13611, b. circa 1875
Father*William H Rorke1 b. c 1849
Mother*Guieliema Chantler1 b. c 1850
Last Edited16 Nov 2008
     She was born circa 1875 in Ontario, Canada, age 6 in the 1881 census.1

Census Data

     Maggie appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Meaford, St. Vincent Twp., Grey County, Ontario, in the household of William H Rorke.1

Citations

  1. [S16] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1881 Canadian Census, LDS CD, Transcriptions., CD-ROM (Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2001), Canadian Census for 1881. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Cdn Census CD.

William Runtz1,2

M, #13612
Father*David Runtz2 b. c 1797, d. 10 Mar 1881
Last Edited7 May 2016
     William married Charlotte Abel before 1848 in Prussia/Preußen (modern Germany).3,4,5,6
     His name was also recorded as William Runz.7
     Are John F W Runtz and William Runtz the same individual? Initial W could be for William. Both were married to Johanna Charlotte Abel.8
     William Runz was recorded as the father of the bridegroom at the marriage of Carl Runz and Minnie Hein on 17 January 1881.9

Census Data

     William Runtz and Charlot appeared on the 1871 Canadian Census of Sebastopol Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, enumerated 2 April 1871. William was enumerated as a Farmer and a Baptist.. Their children Auguste, Wilhelmine, Ferdinand, Frederick, Carl and Willam were listed as living with them. As was his wodowed father, David Runtz.2

Family

Charlotte Abel b. 1820 or 1821, d. 31 Oct 1897
Children

Citations

  1. [S403] Olga Lewis, compiler, Renfrew County Marriages 1881 (Renfrew, Ontario: Olga Lewis, Feb 1998), Page 18, #105. Hereinafter cited as RCM 1881.
  2. [S5867] William Runtz household, April 2, 1871 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Sebastopol, Renfrew South, Ontario; Page: 22; Family No: 67, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-10020.
  3. [S257] Olga Lewis, compiler, Renfrew County Marriages - Volume 2 - 1876-1880 (Renfrew, ON: Olga Lewis, March 1997), Renfrew County Marriages 1876 - 1880; 1880, page 29:
    RUNZ/MICHAELS
    Wm Runz age 21 bachelor/farmer born Kentscherburg Germany residing McNab Twp. son of Wm Runz and Ch Ebet to M Michaels age 30 widow born Mildenow Freedburg Germany residing McNab Twp. daughter of A Michaels and M Hellmacher. Witnessed by F Zoeller and D Berndt no address given. Both Baptist married at no place given October 25 1880 by Rev. S Kermmaier by license. Registration Number 009901. Hereinafter cited as Renfrew County Marriages 1876-1880.
  4. [S403] Olga Lewis, RCM 1881, Page 18, #105: Carl Runtz...son of William and Charlotte Runtz...
  5. [S93] Olga Lewis, compiler, Renfrew County Marriages - Volume 1 - 1869-1875 (Renfrew, Ontario: Olga Lewis, June 1996), Renfrew County Marriages 1869-1875; 1871 - Page 6:
    33 Runtz/Schreder
    Ferdinand Rantz (sic) age 23 bachelor/farmer born Prussia residing Sebastopol son of William and Caroline Runtz to Fredricka Schreder age 28 spinster born Prussia residing Algona daughter of John and Fredrica Schreder. Witnessed by Frederick Runtz and Augusta Runtz both of Sebastopol. Both Baptist married at Sebastopol May 1 1871 by Rev. F Redman by banns.. Hereinafter cited as RCM 1869-1875.
  6. [S415] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.
  7. [S257] Olga Lewis, Renfrew County Marriages 1876-1880, 1880, page 29.
  8. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  9. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Carl Runz & Minnie Hein.
  10. [S93] Olga Lewis, RCM 1869-1875, 1871 - Page 6.
  11. [S1442] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name: Frederick Charles Runtz.

Annie Louisa Scheel1

F, #13613, b. 13 October 1877, d. 1942
Father*Frederick Scheel1 d. b 1880
Mother*Anna Wilhelmina Michelson1,2,3 b. 1 Jan 1850, d. 1920
Step-fatherWillam Runtz2,3 b. 21 Nov 1859, d. 1942
Last Edited28 Feb 2016
     She was born on 13 October 1877 in Arnprior, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.1,2,3 She was born in 1879 on her gravemarker.4 Annie married August E Scheel on 5 November 1902 in Arnprior, Renfrew County, Ontario, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 015244.1 Annie Louisa Scheel was buried in Albert Street Cemetery - Block J, Arnprior, McNab Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.4
     She died in 1942.4
     Her name was also recorded as Annie L Scheel on her gravemarker.4

Census Data

     Annie Shield appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of McNab Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario in the household of her parents, William Runz and Mina Runz.3
     Anna Runtz appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of McNab Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario in the household of her parents, Willam Runtz and Minna Runtz.2

Family

August E Scheel b. c 1871
Marriage*Annie married August E Scheel on 5 November 1902 in Arnprior, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 015244.1 

Citations

  1. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Annie Louisa Scheel & August Scheel.
  2. [S2448] William Runtz household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, McNab, Renfrew North, Ontario; Page: 16; Family: 148, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6494.
  3. [S6554] William Runz household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Provo, Utah, USA, McNab, Renfrew North, Ontario; Page: 23; Family: 87, Ancestry.com Film: C-13234.
  4. [S570] Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (obsolete) , Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (See Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project), Search page for Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project; "After July 31, 2017, links were broken. Search Canada GenWEB since content is being indexed and moved to this site. I will replace links as time permits"; cited as "Canadian Gravemarker Gallery., August E & Annie L Scheel
    Transcription:
    SCHEEL
    August E. Scheel 1871 - 1947
    His Wife
    Annie L. Scheel 1879 - 1942
    Asleep in the Arms of Jesus.

Sarah Jane Langley1,2

F, #13614, b. 8 May 1843
Last Edited7 Jul 2017
     She was born on 8 May 1843 in England.3,2,4 Sarah married James L Rousell between April 1866 and June 1866 in Bridport distrct, Dorset, England.1,5,3,4
     Sarah Jane Langley and James L Rousell immigrated on 2 May 1870 to Canada from England.1,3

Census Data

     James Rousell and Sarah appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Muskoka District, Ontario, enumerated 4 April 1881. James was enumerated as a Farmer and Church of England. Their children William, John, Caroline, James, Alexander and Thomas were listed as living with them.4
     James Rousell and Sarah appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Muskoka and Parry Sound District, Ontario, enumerated 31 March 1901. James was. Their children William, Emma and T Fredrick were listed as living with them.3

Family

James L Rousell b. 21 Aug 1843
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 283: James L Rousell. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S4436] James Langley Rousell, Death Registration 1980-09-018338 (3 Dec 1980), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration Image - James Langley Rousell. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Rousell, J L.
  3. [S2725] James Rousell household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ryerson, Muskoka & Parry Sound, Ontario; Page 2, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6493.
  4. [S7732] James Rousell household, April 4, 1881 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Armour & Ryerson, Muskoka District, Ontario; Page: 6; Family No: 30, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-13244.
  5. [S1218] FreeBMD (England and Wales), online FreeBMD search, Sarah Langley and James Rousell. Hereinafter cited as FreeBMD.
  6. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record.

Augusta Louise Runtz1

F, #13615, b. 1872, d. 13 April 1967
Father*Frederick Scheel2,3 d. b 1880
Mother*Anna Wilhelmina Michelson2,3 b. 1 Jan 1850, d. 1920
Step-fatherWillam Runtz2 b. 21 Nov 1859, d. 1942
Last Edited8 Apr 2020
     She was born in 1872 in Ontario, Canada.4,5 Augusta married Herman Scheel on 10 September 1890 in Arnprior, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 010686.3,1
     She died on 13 April 1967 in a local hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.4,6
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Leslie Herbert Scheel, Mabel Minnie Kuehl, George William Scheel and Clarence Walter Scheel. Predeceased: Hemas (sic) Sheel.6 Augusta Scheel was buried on 16 April 1967 in Albert Street Cemetery - Block F, Arnprior, McNab Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.7,4
     In the obituary of Herman Scheel who died 12 September 1936, Herman's wife, but not mentioned by name, Augusta Louise Runtz was listed as a survivor.8
     In the obituary of Minnie Tena Goodwin who died before 7 March 1958, Minnie's sister, Augusta Scheel was listed as a survivor.9
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Ottawa Journal published in Ottawa, Ontario, 14 April 1967 .6

     In the obituary of Mabel Minnie Louise Kuehl who died 4 March 2005, Mabel's mother, Augusta Louise Runtz was listed as predeceased.1

Census Data

     Augusta Shield appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of McNab Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario in the household of her parents, William Runz and Mina Runz.5
     Herman Scheel and Auguta E appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Arnprior, Renfrew County, Ontario, enumerated 31 March 1901. Herman was enumerated as a Labourer, possibly in a mill. Their children George W, Clarence W and Alvin L were listed as living with them.10

Family

Herman Scheel b. 11 Mar 1866, d. 12 Sep 1936
Marriage*Augusta married Herman Scheel on 10 September 1890 in Arnprior, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 010686.3,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S6457] Mabel Minnie Louise Kuehl Obituary, Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., Arnprior, ON, abt Mar 5, 2005, viewed on-line viewed at Obits for Life,, Mabel Minnie Louise Kuehl obituary. Hereinafter cited as Pilon Family Funeral Home.
  2. [S16] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1881 Canadian Census, LDS CD, Transcriptions., CD-ROM (Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2001), Canadian Census for 1881. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Cdn Census CD.
  3. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Augusta Scheel & Herman Scheel.
  4. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Augusta Scheel
    Grave marker transcription:
    SCHEEL
    Herman Scheel 1865 - 1936
    His wife Augusta Scheel 1872-1967.
  5. [S6554] William Runz household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Provo, Utah, USA, McNab, Renfrew North, Ontario; Page: 23; Family: 87, Ancestry.com Film: C-13234.
  6. [S5503] Deaths - Scheel, Augusta Louise, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, 14 Apr 1967, Page 44, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Augusta Louise Scheel aka Runtz. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  7. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); 14 Apr 1967, Fri; Page 44, column 5
    Scheel, Augusta Louise.
  8. [S5494] Funeral of H. Scheel, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, 16 Sep 1936, Page 19, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Herman Scheel. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  9. [S6729] Mrs. John Goodwin, The Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, Mar 8, 1958, Page 27, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Minnie Tena Goodwin née Runtz. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  10. [S6458] Herman Scheel household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Arnprior, Renfrew South, Ontario; Page: 8; Family: 66, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Film: T-6494.
  11. [S1442] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Herman Scheel.

John Rousell1

M, #13616, b. circa 1871
Father*James L Rousell1 b. 21 Aug 1843
Mother*Sarah Jane Langley1 b. 8 May 1843
Last Edited7 Jul 2017
     He was born circa 1871 in Ontario, Canada, age 10 in the 1881 census.1
     In the obituary of William Benjamin Rousell who died 25 March 1953, his brother, John Rousell of Winnipeg, MB, was listed as a survivor.2

Census Data

     John Rousell appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Muskoka District, Ontario in the household of his parents, James Rousell and Sarah Rousell.1

Citations

  1. [S7732] James Rousell household, April 4, 1881 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Armour & Ryerson, Muskoka District, Ontario; Page: 6; Family No: 30, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-13244.
  2. [S8382] Deaths: Rousell, The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 27, 1953, Page 26, column 23 viewed at Google News Archive,, Obituary: William Benjamin Rousell. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Caroline Rousell1

F, #13617, b. circa 1874
Father*James L Rousell1 b. 21 Aug 1843
Mother*Sarah Jane Langley1 b. 8 May 1843
Last Edited2 Apr 2018
     She was born circa 1874 in Ontario, Canada, age 7 in the 1881 census.1
     In the obituary of William Benjamin Rousell who died 25 March 1953, his daughter, Carrie Dawson of Ontario, was listed as a survivor.2

Census Data

     Caroline Rousell appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Muskoka District, Ontario in the household of her parents, James Rousell and Sarah Rousell.1

Citations

  1. [S7732] James Rousell household, April 4, 1881 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Armour & Ryerson, Muskoka District, Ontario; Page: 6; Family No: 30, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-13244.
  2. [S8382] Deaths: Rousell, The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 27, 1953, Page 26, column 23 viewed at Google News Archive,, Obituary: William Benjamin Rousell. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Frederick Scheel1,2

M, #13618, d. before 1880
Last Edited28 Feb 2016
     Frederick married Anna Wilhelmina Michelson before 1873.3,2,1
     He died before 1880 assuming that he died before his wife remarried in 1880.4

Family

Anna Wilhelmina Michelson b. 1 Jan 1850, d. 1920
Children

Citations

  1. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Annie Louisa Scheel & August Scheel.
  2. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: Augusta Scheel & Herman Scheel.
  3. [S16] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1881 Canadian Census, LDS CD, Transcriptions., CD-ROM (Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2001), Canadian Census for 1881. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Cdn Census CD.
  4. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Alexander Rousell1

M, #13619, b. circa 1877
Father*James L Rousell1 b. 21 Aug 1843
Mother*Sarah Jane Langley1 b. 8 May 1843
Last Edited2 Apr 2018
     He was born circa 1877 in Ontario, Canada, age 4 in the 1881 census.1
     In the obituary of William Benjamin Rousell who died 25 March 1953, his brother, Alec Rousell of Regina, SK, was listed as a survivor.2

Census Data

     Alexander Rousell appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Muskoka District, Ontario in the household of his parents, James Rousell and Sarah Rousell.1

Citations

  1. [S7732] James Rousell household, April 4, 1881 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Armour & Ryerson, Muskoka District, Ontario; Page: 6; Family No: 30, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-13244.
  2. [S8382] Deaths: Rousell, The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 27, 1953, Page 26, column 23 viewed at Google News Archive,, Obituary: William Benjamin Rousell. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.