Muskoka District, Draper Township

Germania Lutheran Church and Cemetery
& The Gilbert Family Burial Plot

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Location

Gilbert Lane, Germania, Draper Township

Status

Active

Oldest Known Interment

Heinrick Gilbert - 1872

Directions

From Bracebridge, take Highway 118 east to Reay Road, about 4 km. Turn south onto Reay Road and travel to Gilbert Lane, about another 4 km. Finally, turn east onto Gilbert Lane to the village of Germania until you come to the intersection of Germania Road. You can see the church, east of the intersection.

The book, "These Our Ancestors Were", lists two cemeteries in Germania, Draper Township. There is actually only one cemetery in Germania at the Lutheran Church, with the Gilbert Family Burial Site located on the Church Cemetery grounds. The church was built in 1875.

Note:  I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to Pat Malone who visited the cemetery during the spring of 1999 and submitted a list of corrections and amendments.  Your hard work and dedication is appreciated Pat.  The photographs were taken by myself during the May 24 weekend in 1999.  Robyn Buffett

Disclaimer! The following interments was taken from the book, "These Our Ancestors Were" which was printed in 1974. There are several errors in the book and does not show any burials after 1974. The following listing is only as accurate as the printed book and has not been updated since 1974.

Adorjan
Adorjan, Marie
1881-1978

Bernhart
Sophia (Miss)
Died August 22nd, 1893
Age 41 years

Borneman
Charles
Barn February 21st, 1828
Died February 11th, 1890

Busaliker
Ferdinang (Pastor Emil)
Gehorer den 15 M. N. K. 2-1868

Geslerhen Dem 12 Jenhun 1893

Dietz
Adam
Born July 25th, 1832
Died June 11th, 1909

Willkelmina
Wife of Adam Dietz
Died May 24th, 1907
Age 66 years

Dietz
Katherine
Aged 29 years

Dietz
Minnie (Miss)
Born July 28th, 1879
Died October 21st 1918

Annie
Born January 14th, 1865
Died February 2nd, 1882

Faires (see Wettlaufer)
George Wettlaufer
Born 1871
Died 1951

Ellen Faires
Wife of George Wettlaufer
Born 1883
Died 1949

Gilbert
Bruce W.
1949-1985
Son of Wib & Jean Gilbert

Gilbert
Edwin Gilbert
Born October 19th. 1885
Died October 17th, 1957

Gilbert
George
Died June 4th. 1917
Age 76 years

Katherina (Weismiller)
Died June 28th, 1942
Age 92 years

Margaret
Died January 20th, 1948
Age 77 years

Gilbert
Heinrick
Born Feb 6, 1805
Died Jan 25, 1872

Und also Seinre Frau

Anna Maria Gilbert
Born November 24th, 1802
Died January 26th. 1882

Gilbert
In loving memory of
Sydney George
1913-1985
Beloved husband of Winnifred M. Matthias

Gilbert
Leonhard Gilbert (old stone)
Died August 15th, 1894
Age 26 years, 4 months

Elisabeth Gilbert (old stone)
Died November 18th. 1883
Age 7 years, 9 months

Alexander Gilbert (old stone)
Died June 28th, 1882
Age 1 month, 20 days

New Stone:

Alexander Gilbert
Died June 28th, 1882
Age 1 month, 20 days

Leonhard Gilbert
Died August 15th, 1894
Age 26 years, 4 months

Elisabetha Gilbert
Died November 18th. 1883
Age 7 years. 9 months

Gilbert
P.J. (Wilbur)
Wib Gilbert
Born November 1914
Died May 1981

Gilbert
Philip
Born June 8th, 1883
Died October 9th, 1930

Bertha C. Goldner
Born August 22, 1885
Died July 14, 1946

Gilbert
William Gilbert
Died November 19th, 1896
Age 57 years, 2 months

Margaret
Wife of William Gilbert
Died January 7th, 1914
Age 66 years

Greb
William
Born January 2nd. 1882
Died July 16th. 1965

Morrison
Angus Wallace Carroll Morrison
Oct 11 1907 - Oct 17 1989
Beloved Husband of Violet Lillian Harbridge and Jean Bruce Gilbert

Ortwein
Father
Age 91 years

Mother
Age 87 years

Page
Audrey Walser Page
1932-1957

Rakestrow (see Zurcher)
Robert Zurcher
Died August 9th, 1931

Maud Rakestrow
Died September 8th. 1945

Schinbein (see Speicher)
Elizabeth Schinbein
Wife of Godfrey Speicher
Born 1869
Died 1960

Godfrey Speicher (see Schinbien)
Husband of Elizabeth Schinbein
Born 1871
Died 1944

Speicher (see Schinbien)
Godfrey Speicher
Husband of Elizabeth Schinbein
Born 1871
Died 1944

Elizabeth Schinbein
Wife of Godfrey Speicher
Born 1869
Died 1960

Speicher
Charles Speicher
1888-1985

Speicher
Hannah M. Speicher
May 23, 1901 - Oct 13, 1996
Beloved daughter of Godfrey and Elizabeth

Speicher
Nicholas
Born 1846
Died 1929

Magdalene Zender
Wife of Nicholas Speicher
Born 1853
Died 1935

Speicher
Rudolph
Born December 29th, 1874
Died May 2nd. 1950

Louisa Elizabeth
Wife of Rudolph Speicher
December 30th, 1880
February 23, 1975

Walser
Amelia
Born February 12th, 1892
Died September 20th, 1939

Walser
Charles H. Walser
1908 - 1950

Ethel F. Robins
1904-1994

Walser
Elizabeth
Born 1900
Died 1973

Walser
Gertrude
Wife of Edward J. Walser
Born February 15th, 1862
Died August 1st 1942

Walser
Joseph Walser
Born Nov 1, 1887
Died Jan 8, 1919

Hilda
Born Aug 11, 1905
Died Jan 1, 1927

Walser
Muriel Walser
1930-1940

Weismiller
Herman
Died October 12th, 1905
Age 89 years

Mary
Died February 22nd, 1892
Age 66 years

Weismiller
Hier Rhut in Cott Ludwig
Gohn Von Herman and Maria D.
1858 Den 9, Tend April
Gest 1880, Dens 24 ten June

Wettlaufer (see Faires)
George
Born 1871
Died 1951

Ellen Faires
Wife of George Wettlaufer
Born 1883
Died 1949

Wettlaufer
John
Born June 24th, 1837
Died December 31st, 1916

Gertrude
Wife of John Wettlaufer
Born August 9th. 1833
Died November 10th. 1900

Wettlaufer
Katharine
Born 1873
Died 1956

Wettlaufer
Nicholas
Born 1844
Died 1925

Augustine
Wife of Nicholas Wettlaufer
Born 1851
Died 1937

Zender (see Speicher)
Magdalene Zender
Wife of Nicholas Speicher
Born 1853
Died 1935

Zurcher (see Rakestrow)
Robert
Died August 9th. 1931

Maud Rakestrow
Wife of Robert Zurcher
Died September 8th. 1945