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J. Mathies and Margarethe (Margaret, Margaretha) Dück Family
Margaret and Abram Mathies
Margarethe/Margaret was born
on the 6th of April 1897 and was closest to her younger brother, Peter, who was
born a year and a half later. She often recalled a most pleasant childhood in Schönbrun and particularly enjoyed riding the family horses at a fast pace.
highlights for her were the evenings when her father, Johann P. Dück, was home
and the family would gather round to sing songs. Apparently she was very close
to her father and took it very tragically when he died in 1914.
On May 16th, 1919 she married Abram Mathies, also of
Schönbrun, in the double
wedding with her brother, John and Maria Wiens, at the Dück family home where
some 160- 180 people attended.
Years later they were able to celebrate their
25th and 50th anniversaries together in Leamington in 1944 and 1969 with
approximately 40 people attending from the original wedding in Russia. Margaret
and Abram Mathies had 3
daughters in Russia (Helen 1920, Margaret 1921,
and Annie 1923) before they
emigrated to Canada in 1924.
Helen died in infancy two weeks after she was born.
They attempted farming in Essex County together with John and Maria Dick on a
farm between Kingsville and Cottam on the Inman Sideroad. They
bought this 50acre farm with a house that was large enough for both families in
1927. Their intentions were that one of them would work at the brickyard while
the other would do the farming. Their unfamiliarity with clay farming, and bad
luck with their crops, did not bring them sufficient income to make their
payments and after two years they lost this farm and their investment. They
subsequently also farmed in the Vineland area and returned to Leamington to work
for Point Pelee orchards in the national park. In the 1950's they developed an
apple orchard near Olinda in the Leamington area.
They had another 3 sons and a daughter in Canada (Bill 1925, Harry 1931, Louise
1936, Arthur 1940). They retired from their farm in the 1960's to a home in
Leamington. Automobiles were always a great source of interest and pride to
Abram Mathies. He died in 1974 and thereafter Margaret moved into an apartment
and eventually into the Leamington Mennonite Home where she spent the last years
of her life in a wheel chair. In her later years she was often confused, but
always happy, and died at the age of 89 in 1986.
Margaret and Abram Mathies
- Margaret Mathies was born
in 1921 and married Jacob Toews in Leamington in 1941. They farmed in Harrow,
Staples and in the Leamington area. They also developed an excavating business
and in more recent years he worked as a maintenance man in the Pyramid Canners
factory in Leamington and Libby's in Chatham. They had a daughter (Linda 1943)
and a son ( George 1945).
- Annie Mathies was born in
1923 and married Bill Krause in Leamington in 1942. They lived in Point Pelee
National Park and worked in the family fishery which was later moved to Sturgeon
Creek just outside of the park. Bill Krause died of Leukaemia in 1980 and Annie
was very active in the Mennonite self-help and used-clothing store in
Leamington, the Etcetera Shop, and with other volunteer organizations. They had
3 children (Eric 1943, Bill 1945 and Kathy 1956).
- Bill Mathies was born in
1925 and married Mary Lou Forrest in Leamington in 1949. He worked as a truck
driver for Clifford Produce and enjoyed playing cribbage and pool. They lived in
Cottam and had 6 children ((Robert 1950, James 1955, Judy 1959, Donald 1961,
Dianne 1964 and Richard 1966) in addition to a daughter (Susie 1947) from a
previous marriage of Mary Lou. Bill Mathies died of cancer in 1972.
- Harry Mathies was born in
1931 and worked as a truck driver for Leamington Transport. He was found dead in
his truck in the mid-western United States at the age of 25 in 1956. It was thought
that he had been sleeping at a truck stop in his truck with motor running ,and
that a snow storm blocked the exhaust.
- Louise Mathies was born in
1936 and married Ron Ross in Leamington in 1955. They took over the Mathies
family apple orchard near Olinda. Subsequently Ron worked for Point Pelee
National Park. Louise worked as a secretary for the Essex County Public School
Board. They had 6 children (David 1956, Cheryl 1958, Brian 1960, Marlene 1962,
Patricia 1963, and Beverly 1966).
- Arthur Mathies was born in
1940 and married Eva Senohrabek in 1960 and they had a daughter (Debbie). He
worked as a computer consultant in Toronto for the Honeywell Corporation
travelling widely around the world. Arthur Mathies married Margaret Ellard in
1978 and they had a son (Thomas 1977). His personal interests included playing
his guitar and singing, shooting pool in his basement and playing video games on
[Source: Ernest J. Dick,
Courage, Courage, The Lord Will Help, The Family History of Johann P.
Dück and Descendants from Schönfeld, Southern Russia (Leamington, John
H. Dick, 1990),pp. 65-67]
http://ink.ourontario.ca/browse/lp -The Leamington Post. June 12, 1969
- pg. 1
AND ABRAM MATHIES FAMILY
HELENA MATHIES (March 27, 1920-April 9, 1920)
MARGARET MATHIES (May 1, 1921-)
ANNIE MATHIES (February 25, 1923-June 2,
WILLIAM MATHIES (BILL) (January
25, 1925- February 14, 1972)
In Memory of
Lily Maria Mathies
1962 - 2017
James Mathies, husband of Lily, is the son Bill and Mary Lou
- Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 9, 2017 at
54 years of age. Loving wife of James Mathies for 25 years. Cherished mother
of Hailee (Christian Fairey), Ashlee and Ryder. Loving Grandma of Jasmine,
Lilah, Mikey, Nash and River. Dear daughter of Judith and Ron Turner and the
late Leo Menzel. Dear sister of Juli (Tony) Lafleur, Shellie (Brian)
Beausoleil, Ron Jr. (Celina) Turner and Tobias Turner. Beloved daughter in
law of Marylou. Adored sister in law of Susan, Bob (Viv), Judy (Rick), Don
(Kate), Deanna (Mike), and Richard (Kim). Will be greatly missed by many
family and friends. Lily was a dedicated school bus driver for 25 years. The
family wishes to thank the I.C.U. staff at WRH Ouellette Campus for the care
and compassion given. Visiting will be held at the Reid Funeral Home and
Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Avenue East, Essex (519-776-4233) on
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service to
celebrate Lily's life from the Funeral Home on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at
11:00 a.m. Memorial donations made to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
would be appreciated. Share a memory or make a donation at
HARRY MATHIES (November 21,
1931-January 20, 1956)
(March 20, 1936-)
Helen Koop Johnson, Tapestry of
Ancestral Footprints (1995), p. 132
JAMES RONALD ROSS was
born 03 Feb 1934 in Ridgetown , Ontario. He married LOUISE MATHIES 14 May
1955, daughter of A. MATHIES and MARGARET DICK. She was born 20 Mar 1936.
- Children of JAMES
ROSS and LOUISE MATHIES are:
- DAVID ALLEN7
ROSS, b. 09 Mar 1956.
- CHERYL ANN ROSS,
b. 15 Jul 1958.
ROSS, b. 08 Sep 1960.
- MARLENE LOUISE
ROSS, b. 16 Aug 1962.
- PATRICIA LYNN
ROSS, b. 19 Nov 1963.
- BEVERLY JANE
ROSS, b. 15 Sep 1966.
- More About JAMES RONALD ROSS:
Lived: Leamington : Ruthven : & 83 Lansdowne Avwenue , Kingsville , Ontario
Occupation: Bet. 1975 - 1996, Auto Mechanic for Point Pelee National Park ,
Leamington , Ontario
More About LOUISE MATHIES:
Occupation: Bet. 1973 - 1996, Various positions & Payroll Accountant for
Essex County Board of Education
- Our sister Louise was born  at Rittenhouses [Jordan Harbour],
during one of the worst spring storms in our recollection ...
(May 20, 1940-)
Obituary for Arthur Mathies
Passed away peacefully on December 21, 2014 at Lakeridge Health
Centre Oshawa at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee
Ellard). Loving father of Laura Baubie (Robin), Deborah Sheppard,
Sam Dynes (John) and Tom (Norma Sharpe). He dearly loved his
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by his
sister Louise Ross (Ron) and his nieces and nephews. Cremation has
taken place. A memorial service will be held at the R.S. Kane
Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on
Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 2:30p.m. A donation to the Canadian
Cancer Society would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Condolences