St. Luke’s Place

St. Luke’s Place

St. Luke’s Place St. Luke’s Place – Part I by Lary Turner In 1955, Mary (Stenhouse) Clemens donated part of her parents’ farm to the Hespeler United Church in the hope that “something might happen” with her gift. Her generosity set in motion a unique...
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Woods Transport (Hespeler) Limited

Woods Transport (Hespeler) Limited Woods Transport Limited by Lary Turner The largest family-owned trucking company in Hespeler’s history had a strange and frightening beginning. The story is a testament to one man’s bravery, iron will, strength, hard work, and...
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Hespeler Post Office

Hespeler Post Office Hespeler Post Office by Lary Turner The story of mail delivery in our community is one of proud and dependable public service. In the early years of settlement in Waterloo County, mail was delivered weekly by horse drawn stagecoach over rough...
The Holm Mill

The Holm Mill

The Holm Mill Editor’s note: 4860 Townline Road is located east of the Speed River, in proximity to the intersections of Blackbridge Road and Townline Road near the Black Bridge. The buildings on the property were originally constructed as mills and have been listed...
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The Meeting House That Started Our Community

The Meeting House That Started Our Community This photo below was taken at the corner of Queen and Cooper. It shows Hespeler’s very fashionable Post Office and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The building pictured between them has an interesting story and dates back to...
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Hespeler Brothers Operated World Famous Resort

Hespeler Brothers Operated World Famous Resort Abraham Hagmeier was born in Germany March 13, 1854. He immigrated to Canada in 1881 and settled in Hespeler, Ontario. On April 25, 1883, at the age of 29, he married a young Hespeler girl Elizabeth Graeb. Abraham...