Josephina Heisermann

ID # 4932, (1857-1936)
BirthJosephina Heisermann was born on 19 October 1857 at New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co.. 
MarriageShe married James Angus Rennie, son of John Blake Rennie and Caroline Keachie, on 26 December 1878 at Chesterfield, Blandford Twp., Oxford Co..
Mrge reg. 008342-79 Blandford Twp., Oxford Co.
James A. Rennie, 25, bachelor, farmer, Presbyterian. Born and residing North Easthope. Parents John and Caroline Rennie.
Fena Hisermann, 22, spinster, Lutheran. Born New Hamburg, residing North Easthope. Parents John and Terris Hisermann.
Witnesses Richard Mitchell of Wilmot and Elizabeth Woods of East Zorra.
On December 26th, 1878, at Chesterfield, by William Robertson.
BurialShe was buried on 11 September 1936 at Chesley Cemetery. 
DeathShe died on 11 September 1936 at Chesley, Bruce Co., Ontario, at age 78. 
NoteJosephina appears as 'Fena' on her marriage registration, but she is shown as Josephina in the 1881 census in Wilmot Township and in later census years.

She appears with her family in New Hamburg in Waterloo County at the time of the 1861 census. Her age is shown as 6. The enumerator has spelled the family's name as Haisermann.

Death reg. 009987-36 Chesley, Bruce County
Josephine Theresa Rennie died at River St., Chesley, Elderslie Township, Bruce County, on Sept. 11, 1936. Widowed. Born New Hamburg, Ontario, Oct. 19th, 1857. Age 78 years, 10 months.
At place of death 27 years.
Parents John Hieserman, born Switzerland, and Theresa Marie Buckle, born France. Informant Con. Hieserman, Chesley, nephew. Burial September 11th at Chesley, Ontario.

Josephine's date of death and burial in her death registration are the same. This is questionable. Also, the spelling of her maiden name is unsure, based on such information as we have from handwriting on various census documents. (Heisermann is used here for, whether precisely correct or not, as shall be seen was used on a family member's gravestone.)

Josephine's birth is placed in New Hamburg and, as mentioned above, she was enumerated in New Hamburg at the time of the 1861 census. Her father is shown as John Haisermann, so spelled, carpenter and his wife is shown as Maria.

The 1881, 1891, and 1901 censuses show James and Josephina in Wilmot Township wherein New Hamburg is located and with them is Josephina's mother. The image of her name isn't always clear on the census forms, but she seems to have gone by Tessia.

Terese Hiserman died at New Hamburg on March 14, 1906. The informant of her death was James A. Rennie. Therese was Roman Catholic. The Waterloo branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society transcribed Holy Family Roman Catholic Cemetery in New Hamburg in 1991. Her stone reads:

Theresia Buchel wife of John Heisermann died Mar. 14, 1906 / aged 81 yrs., 11 mos., 6 dys. (Verse)

The spelling of Heisermann as used here for Josephina is taken from this inscription. Persons by the name of Buchel are well represented in this cemetery. A place of burial for John Heisermann has not been found. The one census wherein he has been found shows him and their children as Lutheran, but (Theresia) Maria as a Roman Catholic. 
Last Edited26 May 2017