A survey map of Waterloo from 1854 indicates that the Waterloo cemetery was originally to have been on the south [or west] side of King Street, on the site of the present-day hospital. The street on the west [or north] edge of that land is still called Mount Hope Street. However, we have no indication that this area served as a cemetery. In 1865, Waterloo and Berlin [later Kitchener] appointed committees to arrange for a joint cemetery, but in the end, Waterloo acted on its own, purchasing seven acres from Reeve John Hoffman for the purpose. Hoffman also gave another acre for use as a free cemetery and space for a Potter's Field was also set aside. The village council regulated the use of the cemetery with by-law 25 in 1867.
On the Pine Street gate to the cemetery is the notation: Mt. Hope Cemetery/ Established - 1865/ This Pioneer Gateway Erected - 1932. The stone used in the gateway is from the ruins of a building erected about 1830 by one of Waterloo County's early pioneers Andrew Groff, born in Lancaster County Pennsylvania in 1793, died in Waterloo, Ontario in 1877.
Some persons named in this index may not be interred in this cemetery, they are designated as spouse or parent on appropriate stones and may not have their own birth and death recorded here (See our FAQ).
Women, if maiden names are known, will appear under both their maiden and married names.
This index represents ALL visible headstones still in existence at the time this cemetery was visited
|IGEL, Gertrude H 1876 - 1963|
|ILER, Jessie L. 1883 - 1972|
|ILGAUDS, Emma 1918 - 2013|
|ILGAUDS, Georg 1900 - 1997|
|ILLERBRUNN, George A 1887 - 1975|
|ILLERBRUNN, Mary K (Schneider) 1891 - 1954|
|ILLERBRUNN, Olive 1889 - 1963|
|ILLIG, Alphonse 1889 - 1964|
|ILLIG, Rose (Mahlman) 1896 - 1986|
|INGHAM, Vera 1918 - 1974|
|INGLIS, Grace (Carnegie) 1881 - 1908 (age: 26)|
|INGLIS, John spouse|
|IRETON, Isabell 1916 - 1968|
|IRVINE, Frank Whitman 1913 - 1998|
|IRVINE, Nancy Hilda (Devitt) 1910 - 1998|
|IRVINE, Nancy Hilda (Devitt) spouse|
|ISAAK, Jakob 1906 - 1967|
|ISAAK, Welfa 1914 - 1996|
|ISRAEL, John E 1885 - 1959 (age: 74)|
|ISRAEL, Lillie E (Helm) 1884 - 1925 (age: 41)|
|ISRAEL, Reginald 1925 - 1926|
Correct a name / Request a removal: Corrections & removal requests can be made using the form found on the name page. From the index above, locate the name in question, click on it, and fill out the form on that page.