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Abbott, Eleanor Hallowell

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  • 1872-1958

Eleanor Hallowell Abbott Coburn was an American author and frequent contributor to Ladies Home Journal. Abbott was born in Cambridge Massachusetts and grew up in the company of famous authors such as Longfellow. She attended Radcliffe College and worked as a teacher while she began to write poetry and short stories. Her work was picked up by Harper's Magazine and she eventually published seventy five short stories and fourteen novels. Abbott married Dr. Fordyce Coburn in 1908 and the two moved to New Hampshire. She and Dr. Coburn lived in New England until her death in 1958.

Acadian Club

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The Acadian Club in Waterloo, Ontario was a social club for single and married men of German background. On May 5, 1916, the club rooms were raided by members of the 118th Batallion for the purpose of removing a bust of the Kaiser and in the course of the raid the club sustained damage to property and premises. The Club submitted a claim for damages to the government which, like the claim made by the Concordia Club of Kitchener for damages sustained during a previous raid by the 118th Batallion on Feb. 16 of the same year, was rejected. (Ontario and the First World War: a collection of documents / edited with an introduction by Barbara M. Wilson. -- Toronto: Champlain Society, 1977.)

Ackermann, Rudolph

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  • 1764-1834

Rudolph Ackermann (20 April 1764 in Schneeberg, Electorate of Saxony – 30 March 1834 in Finchley, London) was an Anglo-German bookseller, inventor, lithographer, publisher and businessman.

Acorn, Milton

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  • 1923-1986

Milton Acorn was a Canadian poet born on March 30, 1923 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. He mainly worked as a carpenter by trade, but also wrote poetry influenced by Marxist ideas as well as experiences from the working-class. Acorn published various collections of his writing and gained recognition from fellow poets for his nationalism and activism. Throughout his life, Acorn lived in various cities across Canada including Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver before moving back to Charlottetown, where he died on August 20, 1986.

Ahrens, Albert Edward

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  • 1867-1920

Albert Edward Ahrens was born on April 4, 1867 in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario to parents Charles Ahrens and Charlotte Roth. He worked as a shoe manufacturer with his father and brothers at their company Charles A. Ahrens & Sons. Albert is listed as married to Eva I. (birth name unknown, born June 29, 1873 in United States, immigrated to Canada in 1900) in the 1901 census. He later married Isabella Louisa Hachborn September 26, 1910. He had one child with Isabella; Mildred Marie Ahrens. Albert died December 20, 1920 and is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Ahrens, Carl Hermann

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  • 1891-1960

Carl "Charles" Hermann Ahrens was born September 17, 1891 in Kitchener, Ontario. His parents were Henry Jacob Ahrens and Caroline Seiler Ahrens. He married Edith (Edythe) Diana Woefle on June 2, 1923 in Niagara, New York. In the 1930 United States Census, the couple were living in Tulsa, Oklahoma where Carl was a salesman. Carl's brother Walter Henry also lived in Tulsa. Edith died in August of 1958 and is buried in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Tulsa. Carl married Maude Claire Braunhich in 1959. He died August 29, 1960 in Tulsa and was buried with Edith.

Ahrens, Carolina

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  • 1862-1944

Caroline "Carrie" Ahrens was born on January 25, 1862 in Kitchener, Ontario to parents Charles Andrew Ahrens and Henrietta Charlotte Roth. She was the fourth child of eleven, her siblings being: Maria Charlotte; Herman Emmanuel; Louisa; Henry Jacob; Charles August; Wilhelmine; Helena; Emma; Albert Edward; and Laura Emma. Carrie died March 24, 1934 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Ahrens, Caroline Seiler

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  • 1861-1944

Caroline Seiler was born June 3, 1861 in Waterloo, the daughter of George Seiler and Elisabeth Schmidt. She married Henry Jacob Ahrens November 6, 1884 and the couple had five children: Walter Henry Ahrens, George Seiler Ahrens, Mabel Laura Ahrens, Carl Hermann "Charles" Ahrens, and Edith Louisa Ahrens, She died February 3, 1944 and is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener.

Ahrens, Charles Andrew

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  • 1827-1903

Charles Andrew Ahrens was born July 11, 1827 in Hohen-Wesdt, Holstein, Germany. He emigrated to Berlin (now Kitchener) in 1851 at the age of 24. He began working as a bookkeeper at Louis Breithaupt's tannery 1857. He later worked for Beardmores in Toronto for 5 years. On April 16, 1854 Ahrens married Henrietta Charlotte Roth, who had emigrated from Germany to Preston, Ontario in 1852. Together they had twelve children. The family lived for a time in Port Elgin, where Charles operated a general store, in partnership with a Mr. Kinzie. Upon their return to Kitchener, Charles worked as bookkeeper for the Hepburn Shoe Factory. Charles was also the clerk and treasurer for the town of Berlin and in 1886 he was a Town Councillor. In 1879 he opened his own shoe store, and later a factory, C.A. Ahrens Shoe Co., which operated across from the Walper Hotel on Queen Street South. By the early 1900's, the shoe factory was a thriving and eventually taken over by Ahrens' son, Charles August.The company was purchased by Savage Shoe Co. in 1949. Charles Andrew died on 18 August 1903 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Ontario.

Ahrens, Charles August

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  • 1856-1937

Charles August Ahrens was born on August 28, 1856 in Berlin (later Kitchener), Ontario to parents Charles Andrew and Charlotte Henrietta Ahrens. He was a harness maker and went to Iowa to specialize in making special harnesses for horse racing. He married Laura Emma Hirschy September 21, 1882 in Wayne, Ohio. While he was in Berlin for his honeymoon in 1882, his father persuaded him to join his Charles A. Ahrens shoe manufacturing company. He worked for the company which made slippers and boots for men, women and children. Charles and Laura had three children: Fredrick Hirschy; Charlotte Mary; and Florence L. He died September 14, 1937 and is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener.

Ahrens, Emma

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  • 1865-1945

Emma Ahrens was born April 27, 1865 in Kitchener, Ontario. Her parents were Charles Andrew Ahrens and Charlotte Henrietta Roth Ahrens. Emma died December 27, 1945 in Kitchener and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Ahrens, Florence Louisa

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  • 1891-1982

Florence Louisa Ahrens was born February 25, 1891 in Kitchener, Ontario, the daughter of Charles August Ahrens and Laura Emma Hirschey Ahrens. Her siblings were Frederick Hirschey and Charlotte "Lottie" Mary. Florence worked for the family company, C.A. Ahrens Shoe Co., for 42 years, was a 50-year member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Philharmonic Choir, as well as a member of both the K-W Business and Professional Women's Club and the Church of the Good Shepherd. She died in November 7, 1982 at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital. Her body was interred at Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Ontario.

Ahrens, Frederick Hirschy

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  • 1883-1975

Frederick Hirschy Ahrens was born June 27, 1883 in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario to Charles August Ahrens and Laura Emma Hirschy. He had two siblings, Charlotte Mary and Florence Louisa. He married Clara Alberta Heller (1883-1950) on January 20, 1909. He remarried following her death, spending his later years with Annette Bulmer (nee Drummond) (1896-1983). Fred died in March 3, 1975 at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was entombed at the Woodland mausoleum alongside Clara.

Ahrens, George Seiler

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  • 1887-1962

George Seiler Ahrens was born in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario March 27, 1887 to parents Henry Jacob Ahrens and Caroline Seiler. He married Rose Margueritte Lloyd, born in Ireland, on June 24, 1908. They had a daughter, Muriel Kathleen (later Sharpe) born in 1909. George moved to the United States in June of 1927, to join his brother Walter in Tulsa Oklahoma. United States census of 1930 shows him as a boarder at an address in Tulsa. Based on border crossing records, Rose and Muriel joined him in June of 1931.Muriel married John H. Sharpe of Tulsa December 31, 1931. George died in Tulsa May 1962. Rose died March 17, 1969 in Toronto, her burial place is unknown. Muriel died in Tulsa September 26, 1998.

Ahrens, Henrietta Charlotte

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  • 1831-1896

Henrietta Charlotte Roth was born June 29, 1831 in Germany, emigrating to Preston, Ontario in 1852 to join her brother Henry Roth. She married Charles Andrew Ahrens April 16, 1854. The couple had 11 children: Wilhelmine "Minnie" "Menna" (Von Ende); Charles August; Henry Jacob; Helena (Schneider); Carolina "Carrie"; Louise; Emma; Albert Edward; Laura Emma "Lola" (Hachborn); Herman Emmanuel; Maria "Mary" Charlotte. She died of heart failure, March 27, 1896 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Ahrens, Henry Jacob

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  • 1858-1933

Henry Jacob Ahrens was born March 2, 1858 in Port Elgin,Ontario to parents Charles Andrew Ahrens and Henrietta Charlotte Roth. He married Caroline Seiler April 16, 1884. They had five children: Walter Henry, George Seiler, Mabel Laura, Carl Hermann "Charles", and Edith Louisa, He died January 25, 1933 and is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener with his wife Caroline who died in 1944.

Ahrens, Herman Emmanuel

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  • 1872-1958

Herman Emmanuel Ahrens was born on November 23, 1872 to parents Charles Andrew and Charlotte Henrietta Ahrens. At the time of his Mother's death in 1896, he was living in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He married Alvina Hofert of Saginaw, Michigan September 4, 1899 at Mount Pleasant, Michagan. The couple were residing in Ohio in the 1900 United States census, Herman's occupation listed as "tailor". They then moved to Kitchener where he opened up a tailor shop on King Street and also in Fergus. He and his wife, Alvina had seven children; Leonard, Eugene, Margaret, Helen, Grace, Ruth, and Herbert. Herman died October 16, 1958 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. His wife, Alvina died in 1960 and is buried with him in Mount Hope.

Ahrens, Laura Emma Hirschey

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  • 1859-1949

Laura Emma Hirschey was born in the United States December 20, 1859. She married Charles August Ahrens formerly of Berlin (later Kitchener), Ontario in Wayne, Ohio. While they were in Berlin for their honeymoon, Charles' father Charles Andrew persuaded him to join his Charles A.. Ahrens shoe manufacturing company. He worked for the company which made slippers and boots for men, women and children. Charles and Laura had three children: Frederick Hirschy; Charlotte Mary; and Florence Louise. Laura died in 1949 and was buried in Woodland Cemetery.

Ahrens, Louise

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  • 1863-1948

Louise Ahrens was born in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario on December 5, 1863, the daughter of Charles Andrew Ahrens and Charlotte Henrietta Roth. Her siblings were: Maria Charlotte; Herman Emmanuel; Carolina; Henry Jacob; Charles August; Wilhelmine; Helena; Albert Edward and Laura Emma. Louise died September 7, 1948 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Ahrens, Walter Henry

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  • 1885-1959

Walter Henry Ahrens was born July 24, 1885 in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario to parents Henry Jacob Ahrens and Caroline Seiler. Walter moved to the United States as an adult and lived variously in Chicago, Arkansas and Oklahoma. He married Alberta Vivian Francisco January 17, 1906 in Winslow, Arkansas. He died May 30, 1959 and is buried in Tulsa Oklahoma. His brother Carl Hermann was also a resident of Tulsa and is buried in the same cemetery.

Aird, John Black

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  • 1923-1995

John Black Aird was born May 5, 1923 in Toronto. He served as the 23rd Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario from 1980-1985. He died May 6, 1995 in Toronto.

Alexandra Studios

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  • 1911-1976

The Alexandra Studios was a Toronto, Ontario-based photographic studio.

The studio was started by Louis J. Turofsky in 1911 and occupied a number of Toronto locations until it ceased operations in 1976. The studio seems to have evolved through a number of name changes, including Alexandre Studios from 1915-1921, and then known as Alexandra Studios from 1922-1953. From 1954-1963 the business was known as Turofsky Photographers. In 1964 the firm again was known as Alexandra Studio, becoming the Alexander (or Alexandra) Studio-Turofsky from 1973 to 1974, after which it appeared to have the name of Alexander Studio.

Photographers employed by the studio included Louis J. Turofsky, Nathan Turofsky, Harold Crellin, and Roy P. Mitchell. It would appear that Louis and Nathan Turofsky no longer were involved with the studio after 1960, after which date Crellin and Mitchell ran the business. From 1973-1974 Crellin was President of the company, with Mitchell as Secretary-treasurer. From 1975 until the closing of the studio in 1976, Mitchell appears to have been the President of the company.

Alger, Daniel H.

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Daniel H. Alger was employed as Joseph E. Seagram and Son's Waterloo plant manager in 1929.

Alguire, Duncan Orestes

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  • 1853-1925

Duncan Orestes Alguire, physician, was born August 13, 1853. He graduated from McGill University in 1873, married Louisa Anne Ross on August 8, 1876 and lived in Cornwall, Ontario. In 1911, he was elected as a Conservative M.P. for the riding of Stormont and served until 1917. He died May 4, 1925.

Alles, George

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  • 1856-1934

George Alles was born in Woolwich Township on October 4, 1856 to parents Conrad Alles and Barbara Adolph. He farmed most of his life in the Wellesley area. On June 7, 1881, George married Elizabeth Fischer (1860-1906) at Shantz Station, Waterloo Township. The couple had four children: Lucinda (Eby); Clara Rosalina; Alvin George and Cordella Arilla (Huehnergard). Subsequent to his wife Elizabeth's death, George married Anna Maria Schneider. George died October 8, 1934 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Alles, Maria Anna Schneider

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  • 1872-?

Maria (Mary) Anna Schneider was the third daughter and sixth child of Christoph and Anna Schneider. She married George Alles, a widower with small children, on June 30, 1909.

Alloway, Beulah Misener

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  • 1925-1960

Beulah Misener was a missionary to Kenya. She married the Rev. Ross Alloway in Oshawa, Ont. on June 11, 1949. In 1954 the couple left for Africa to serve as missionaries to the Kipsigis tribe for the Africa Inland Mission. They served first at Litein Station in Western Kenya, 20 miles from Kericho, moving in 1958 30 miles to Sitotwet. Two of their three children were born in Africa. On Feb. 8th, 1960, two weeks before her intended return to Canada, Beulah Alloway died of what is described in the fonds as "cerebral malaria".

Alpha Delta Kappa. Province of Ontario Chapter

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Alpha Delta Kappa is an honorary sorority for women educators, founded in 1947 by Agnes Shipman Robertson, Marie Neal, Marion Southall and Hattie Poppino. Their aim was to recognize and support the professional efforts of women educators. Now an international society with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, Alpha Delta Kappa has more than 1800 chapters in the United States, Australia, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Ontario Alpha, Windsor, was the first chapter from outside the United States and received its charter in Sept. 30, 1957. Other Ontario chapters followed: Beta, 1958, based in Toronto and Gamma, in Windsor, in 1961. By 1964 Delta, Zeta and Epsilon Chapters had been formed. In October 1966 these six chapters met to form a provincial organization, and after becoming a "state" of Alpha Delta Kappa, continued to add chapters. By 1968 Eta, Theta, Iota and Kappa chapters had joined. In 1970-72 affiliation of Ontario chapters with American state chapters was dropped and Ontario was organized into three districts, with chapters reporting to the Provincial President. By 1980 twenty-two chapters had been organized, including two in Manitoba. Membership in Alpha Delta Kappa is by invitation only. To be eligible for membership a woman must be an educator actively engaged in teaching, administration or some other aspect of the teaching profession.

Ambrose, George Robert

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  • 1896-?

George Robert Ambrose was born in England in 1896. He married Mabel Gladys Mackie of Waterloo and was employed at Dominion Tire in 1950.

Anderson, Elizabeth Garrett

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  • 1836-1917

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was a British suffragist and women's rights pioneer. The first woman to become a doctor in England, she was also co-founded the first hospital run by women, was the first female Dean of a British medical school, the first woman elected to a British school board, and finally, the first British female mayor.

Anglin, Francis Alexander

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  • 1865-1933

Francis Alexander Anglin was born April 2, 1865 in Saint John, New Brunswick to Timothy Warren Anglin and Ellen McTavish. He became a lawyer and practised in Toronto, Ontario. On June 29, 1892, he married Harriet Isabel Fraser. He became the seventh Chief Justice of Canada on September 16, 1924, and served on the Supreme Court for 24 years. He died on March 2, 1933.

Annapolis County

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Annapolis County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia located in the western part of the province on the Bay of Fundy. The county seat is Annapolis Royal. Established August 17, 1759 by Order in Council, Annapolis County took its name from the town of Annapolis Royal which had been named in honour of Anne, Queen of Great Britain. It was near the previous site of Port Royal, the chief Acadian settlement in the area. The Acadians had been forcibly removed by British government officials in the 1755 Grand Dérangement.

Anthes, Catharine

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  • 1814-1894

Catharine Schmitt was born March 25, 1814 in Alsace, France, and married Martin Anthes, December 25, 1835. The couple had five children: Samuel (died in infancy), Jacob, Salome Sarah; John Schmitt and Henry William. She died in 1894, her grave is in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, Clarissa Lovina

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  • 1871-1893

Clarissa Lovina Anthes was born October 30, 1871in Ellice Township, Perth County, Ontario to parents Jacob Anthes and Magdalena Stricker. Clarissa died September 1, 1893 at age 21 of typhoid fever, and is interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, Cyrena Harriet

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  • 1877-1945

Cyrena Harriet Simmonds was born June 15, 1877 in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario, daughter of Leonard Wells Simmonds and Rosette Harriet Johnson. She married John Isaac Franklin Anthes November 10, 1897 and the couple had five children: Olive Cyrena; Edith Louise; Leonard John; Henry Herbert and Norman Franklin. Cyrena died September 15, 1945, and is interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, Edith Louisa

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  • 1901-?

Edith Louisa Anthes was born in Wellington county, August 1, 1901 the daughter of John Isaac Franklin Anthes and Cyrena H. Simmonds. The family were living in Montreal, Quebec in the 1921 census. Edith's death date is unknown.

Anthes, Emma Caroline

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  • 1873-1961

Emma "Emmie" Caroline Anthes was born in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario November 23, 1873 to parents Jacob Anthes and Magdalena Stricker. She had a career as a stenographer and typist in Kitchener. Emma died January 28, 1961 and is interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Ontario.

Anthes, Henry Herbert

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  • 1908-1984

Henry Herbert Anthes was born in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario on September 5, 1908. He was the son of John Isaac Franklin Anthes and Cyrena Harriet Simmonds. The 1921 census has the family living in Montréal, Quebec. According to Henry's United States Second World War draft registration card, he was living in Sausalito, California and working for Proctor & Gamble in April of 1945. He became a US citizen in 1949 at which time he was living in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Henry died in September of 1984 in Ohio. Burial took place in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, Henry William

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  • 1851-1914

Henry William "Harry" Anthes was born in 1851 in Wilmot Township, Ontario. He married Elizabeth (Libbie) Lawrence February 11, 1875. The couple had three children: Lawrence Lee "Laurie", Irene, and Elizabeth F. (Libbie). In 1883 he was a councillor for Waterloo township and in 1886 he was 2nd Deputy Reeve for Waterloo township, and a Councillor for Waterloo County. He died August 15, 1914 in Sans Souci, Georgian Bay, Ontario and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.

Anthes, Jacob

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  • 1836-1874

Jacob Anthes, the son of Martin Anthes and Catharine Schmitt, was born March 25, 1836 in Kitchener, Ontario. Jacob married Magdalena Stricker circa 1857 and the couple had six children: Sarah Anna, Mary Elizabeth, Martin Franklin, Catharine A., Martha Magdalena, Clarissa Lovina and Emma Caroline.

The 1861 census lists Jacob as a farmer, religion as Methodist, located on land close to his father's in Wilmot township. In 1867 Jacob moved his family to Carrick Township, near Mildmay, Ontario where Jacob preached for the Evangelical Association. He had a local congregation but also rode far and wide across the countryside to preach to widely scattered congregations. He and his family moved again in 1868 to Port Elgin where Jacob helped to build the Evangelical Association Church. By 1871, Jacob's occupation in the census was listed as "preacher" and his religion as "Evangelical Association." Jacob and his family relocated to Kitchener in 1873 where he served as pastor of Zion Evangelical Church. He died unexpectedly in 1874 at the age of only 38 of what is described as "brain fever."

Anthes, John Isaac Franklin

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  • 1870-1933

John Isaac Franklin "Frank" Anthes was born October 16, 1870 in Kitchener, Ontario to John Schmitt Anthes and Lydia Catherine Anthes. He married Cyrena H. Simmonds on November 10, 1897 and they had five children. He died in 1933 and is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, John Schmitt

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  • 1844-1915

John Schmitt Anthes was born November 8, 1844 in Wilmot township, Waterloo Region to parents Martin Anthes and Catharine Schmidt, both born in France. He married Lydia Catherine Herlan on June 27, 1867. The couple had seven children. John Anthes worked as a teacher for a few years and later worked as an accountant and salesman at the Breithaupt Tannery in Kitchener. In 1844 he entered the furniture business purchasing the Berlin Novelty Works and manufacturing children's carriages and slat chairs and later high end furniture for the home. In 1901 he went into the amalgamation of furniture factories under the name of Canada Furniture Manufacturers Ltd., in which company he was a director and manager of the local factories for a number of years. In 1906, Mr. Anthes resigned as director and in partnership with J. C. Breithaupt, built a furniture factory, the Anthes Furniture Company. He died on April 13, 1915, and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, Lawrence "Laurie" Lee

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  • 1876-1954

Lawrence Lee "Laurie" Anthes was born November 26, 1876, the son of Henry William Anthes and Elizabeth Lawrence. He was married to Martha Jane McLean (born 17 Oct 1889 Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania) on December 3, 1914 in Westchester, New York and the couple lived in Toronto. Martha Jane died June 2, 1916, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. A Jane McLean Anthes is listed as Lawrence's daughter on his WWI enlistment card dated November 1, 1918. He served in the Canadian military as an engineer with the rank of Major. It doesn't appear that Lawrence married again. He died November 21, 1954 and is buried with Martha Jane in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.

Anthes, Leonard John

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  • 1903-?

Leonard John Anthes was born November 1, 1903, son of John Isaac Franklin Anthes and Cyrena Hoffman Simmonds in the County of Bruce, Ontario. Based on 1953 Canadian voting records, a Leonard J. Anthes and Doris M. Anthes lived at the same address in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Death date is unknown.

Anthes, Lydia Catherine

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  • 1849-1935

Lydia Catherine Herlan was born in Warsaw, New York December 20, 1849 to Franz Herlan and Carolina Demarez. She married John Schmitt Anthes in Kitchener, Ontario June 27, 1866. Together they had seven children: Caroline Catharine "Carrie"; Frank; John Isaac Franklin "Frank"; Lydia Louisa "Louisa", Martha Melvina; Ella Elmina; and Alvin B, who died in infancy. Lydia died February 22, 1936 and is interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, Magdalena Stricker

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  • 1840-1914

Magdalena Stricker was born March 30, 1840 in Ontario to parents Matthias Stricker and Elisabetha Bauman. She married Jacob Anthes of Wilmot Township, Ontario (date unknown) and the couple had six children: Sarah Anna; Mary Elizabeth; Martin Franklin; Catharine A.; Clarissa Lovina; Emma Caroline. Magdalena died May 20, 1914 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, Martha Jane

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  • 1889-1916

Martha Jane McLean was born October 17, 1889 in Altoona, Pennsylvania to parents Edward McLean and Claudia T. Womer. She married Lawrence Lee Anthes on December 3, 1914 in Westchester, New York and the couple lived in Toronto. Martha Jane died June 2, 1916, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. They had a daughter, Jane McLean Anthes born May 24, 1916.

Anthes, Martin

  • Person
  • 1812-1891

Martin Anthes was born November 16, 1812 in Alsace, France to parents Michael Anthes and Salomea Andres. He married Catharine Schmitt December 25, 1835 and the couple had seven children: Samuel (died as an infant), Jacob, Salome Sarah, John Schmitt, Henry William and Catherine. They emigrated to Canada at an unknown date. Martin died April 10, 1891 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.Catharine died November 24, 1894 and her grave is also at Mount Hope cemetery.

Anthes, Martin Franklin

  • Person
  • 1862-1924

Martin Franklin Anthes was born May 23, 1862 to parents Jacob Anthes and Magdalena Stricker. He married Susan Margaret Hammond of St. John, New Brunswick, July 25, 1895 at Presbyterian Côte-des-neiges, Montreal. A son, Leopold Hammond, was born July 7, 1896 in St. John. In 1901 the family were living in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario. They later moved to the Montreal area where Martin died January 31, 1924. He was buried in Cimetière Mont-Royal, Montreal, where Susan was also buried him following her death on June 5, 1938.

Anthes, Norman Franklin

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  • 1910-1915

Norman Franklin Anthes was born May 7, 1910 to John Isaac Franklin Anthes and Cyrena Harriet Simmonds of Berlin (later Kitchener). He suffered an accident as a young child, died October 16, 1915 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, Olive Cyrena

  • Person
  • 1900-?

Olive Cyrena Anthes was born in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario on February 3, 1900, daughter of John Isaac Franklin Anthes and Cyrena Harriet Simmonds. She is in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, but her death date is unknown. The 1921 census lists the family as living in Montreal.

Anthes, Theobald

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  • 1814-?

Theobald Anthes was born in March 19, 1814 to parents Michael Anthes and Salomea Andres in the Alsace region of France. He had older siblings Michael and Martin. Martin and wife Catharine Schmitt emigrated to Canada and settled in the Wilmot township area of Waterloo region. Theobald was married to Barbara Rott June 26, 1835 and lived in the Oberseebach region of Alsace.

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario : North Waterloo Region Branch

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The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario was established in 1933 and since that time has worked actively to preserve Ontario's architectural and environmental heritage. The North Waterloo Region Branch was established in 1980 and covers the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, as well as the townships of Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich.

Argo, Ann

  • Person
  • 1823-1896

Ann Argo was born in 1823 in Scotland and married James Argo; together they had nine children. They farmed in Eramosa, Wellington County, Ontario. She died June 29, 1896.

Ariaratnam, S. T. (Sinnathamby Thambithurai)

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  • September 2, 1933 -

Sinnathamby Thambithurai Ariaratnam was born in Chavakacheri, Sri Lanka on September 2, 1933. He graduated from the University of Ceylon with a B.Sc. in engineer in 1953, before obtaining a B.Sc. (1955) and M.Sc. (1956) at the University of London. In 1960 Ariaratnam completed a PhD in engineering at the University of Cambridge, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Birmingham, before accepting a research association position (1961-1962) at the Brown University. He was named an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 1962, becoming a Professor in 1962. Ariaratnam is recognized for his work in the field of random vibration and his contributions to research regarding stochastic modelling and nonlinear dynamics.


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