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Saint Luke’s Place Part II

Saint Luke’s Place Part II

As covered in Part 1, St. Like’s Place was unique and one of the first facilities of its kind in Canada. The new concept was a combination of living, recreational, health care…

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The Hall Foundry Company

The Hall Foundry Company

by Lary Turner Note: This is another in a series on old Hespeler industries. The Hall Foundry Company was founded as the Hall, Zryd Foundry Co. Ltd. in 1907. Zachariah Adam Hall in partnership with...

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Forgotten Families

Forgotten Families

Gideon Ochs was born Sept. 1, 1836 in Waterloo Township. He settled in Bergeytown, in the early years of the hamlet, and was a cabinet maker and carpenter by trade.

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Hespeler’s Last Mayor

Hespeler’s Last Mayor

An important anniversary will occur in approximately three weeks!
January 1, 2023 will mark fifty years since the Town of Hespeler ceased to exist and our community was amalgamated into the new City of Cambridge. I felt this would be a great time to look back at Hespeler’s last Mayor.

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St. Luke’s Place

St. Luke’s Place

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.

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Woods Transport (Hespeler) Limited

Woods Transport (Hespeler) Limited

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 determination to provide a good life for his family!

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Hespeler Post Office

Hespeler Post Office

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 ….

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The Holm Mill

The Holm Mill

Peter Niles Holm, a Danish man, acquired land and water rights one mile north of Hespeler on the stream outlet feeding from Puslinch Lake.

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