John Oesch

Male5 July 1867–3 January 1944

Brief Life History of John

When John Oesch was born on 5 July 1867, in Hay Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada, his father, Menno Oesch, was 29 and his mother, Susanna Meyer, was 22. He had at least 5 sons and 3 daughters with Annie Theiler. He lived in Huron, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 3 January 1944, in Zurich, Bluewater, Huron, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 76, and was buried in Hay Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada.

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John Oesch
Annie Theiler
Susanna Oesch
Edmund Oesch
Sophia Oesch
Menno Oesch
Laura Oesch
John Oesch
Milton Oesch
Ivan Oesch

Sources (13)

  • John Oesch in household of Menno Oesch, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • John Oesch in entry for Milton Oesch, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • John Oesch in household of Menno Oesch, "Canada Census, 1871"

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Children (8)

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World Events (5)


Age 2


1883 · Mining Boom

Age 16

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 39

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Fritz, Hans, Kurt.

Swiss German: cognate of German Esch .

History: This is the name of a Swiss Mennonite family, among the Mennonites in the US also spelled e.g. Esch and Eash . Mennonites bearing the name Oesch immigrated to North America mainly in the 19th century (from Germany). There were also several other immigrants from Switzerland and Germany.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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