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Braendle, Catharine Emelia

  • Person
  • 1864

Catharine [sometimes Catherine] Emelia Anthes was born April 30, 1864 to parents Jacob Anthes and Magdalena Stricker. She married Moses E. Braendle (date unknown) and the couple had a son, Harold Anthes born July 17, 1893, in Woolwich Township. Moses' occupation is listed as teacher in the birth record of Harold. Moses died in 1952 and is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Ontario with Catherine who died February 23, 1953.. Harold died in Florida, July 17, 1974.

Braendle, Moses E.

  • Person
  • 1863

Moses E. Braendle was born October 23, 1862 in Wellesley township, Ontario to parents Johannes "John" Braendle, and Rosina Barbara Eberwein. He married Catharine Emelia Anthes (date unknown) and the couple had a son, Harold Anthes born July 17, 1893, in Woolwich Township. Moses' occupation is listed as teacher in the birth record of Harold. In 1910 he is listed as a bookkeeper in a furniture factory in Waterloo, later in 1921 he is a stock clerk also in Waterloo. Moses died in 1952 and is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Ontario with Catherine who died February 23, 1953.. Harold died in Florida, July 17, 1974.

Bray Family

George Bray (1795-1846) was born December 11, 1795 in England. He married Ann Preston (b. 1796) and the pair had 10 children: Jemima (b.1816), Abraham (1818-1901), Isaac (1819-1837), Sarah (b. 1821), Rebecca (b. 1824), Rachel (b. 1827), Ruth (1832-1837), Hannah (b. 1834), Mary (b. 1839) and Jacob (1840-1920).
Eldest son Abraham immigrated to Canada in the early 1840's where he settled in Zorra Township and began to farm. By 1845 he married Sarah, also a British immigrant, and the couple had nine children: George (b. 1845), Elizabeth (b. 1847), Robert (b. 1849), James (b. 1853), Mary Jane (b. 1855), John (b. 1858), William (b. 1860), Marie (b. 1862), Joseph (b. 1867).
Abraham's youngest sibling, Jacob, settled in the Listowel area and there married Jane Brown (b.?). Jacob and Jane had son George (1873-1937) who later married Florence Murray (1874-1959).
(George) Murray Bray (1905-1974), lawyer, was born January 12 1905 to Florence Murray Bray (1874-1959) and George Bray (1873-1937) both of Canada. Born in Perth, Murray and his parents later moved to 70 Margaret Ave. in Kitchener. Murray studied law in Toronto and in 1929 he was called to the bar. He began working at his father's law office of Sims, Bray, McIntosh and Schofield in Kitchener. In 1928 Murray married Isabel Treacy (1906-1986) daughter of William (1878-1953) and Francis Crawford Treacy (1875-1929). Murray and Isabel had two children, William George, called Bill (b. 1929) and Judith (b. 1933). The family of Murray Bray lived in the Westmount region, at 145 Union Blvd. and later at 54 Rusholme Ave. Murray died in 1974 and Isabel in 1986.

Breckenridge, Lester P.

  • Person
  • 1858-1940

Lester Paige Breckenridge was born in Meriden, Connecticut, on May 17, 1858. He received a Ph.B degree at Yale’s Sheffield Scientific School in 1881. From 1882 to 1891, Breckenridge was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lehigh University. He later taught at the Michigan Agricultural College from 1891 to 1893. Until 1909, Breckenridge was a Professor and Director of Engineering for the Experimental Station at the University of Illinois. From September 1, 1909, and onwards, he was a professor at Sheffield Scientific School. In 1904, Breckenridge was also the engineer in charge of the boiler division of the United State Geological Survey fuel testing plant in St. Louis, Missouri. He was also an inventor, having created an automatic recording machine in 1901, as well as contriving and equipping dynamometers to cars in 1897 to 1899. Breckenridge was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Western Society of Engineers. He also wrote many articles in technical journals, reports, and bulletins.

Breithaupt, Barbara Catharina Goetz

  • Person
  • 1801-1887

Barbara Catharina Goetz was born October 19, 1801 in Germany and married Liborius Breithaupt in Allendorf, German on October 24, 1826. The couple had a son, Philip Ludwig (Louis) born November 8, 1827, also in Allendorf. A daughter Marie Elisabeth Frederica, born June 14, 1829, died May 13, 1834. In 1843, Liborius, Cattharina and Louis emigrated from Hesse, Germany to Buffalo, New York. While there, they had another daughter, Catharina, born February 18, 1847. Liborius died in Buffalo in May of 1851. Catharina applied for US naturalization in June of 1851, however, she and her two children later moved to Kitchener, Ontario in 1861. She died January 12, 1887 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Breithaupt, Catharine Louise

  • Person
  • 1872-1886

Catherine Louise was born December 3, 1872, the daughter of Philip Ludwig (known as Louis) and Catherine Hailer. She died April 14, 1886.

Breithaupt, Catherine Hailer

  • Person
  • 1834-1910

Catherine Hailer was born August 16, 1834 in Berlin, Ontario to parents Jacob Hailer and Margaret Riehl. She met Philip Ludwig (known as Louis) Breithaupt of Buffalo when he visited Berlin on business. The couple married February 8, 1853 in Berlin and had ten children: Louis Jacob; William Henry; John Christian; Caroline Margaret Barbara; Melvina Emilia; Ezra Carl; Daniel Edward; Albert Libroius; Catharine Louise; and Friederich Adolph. Louis died July 3, 1880 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. Catherine died July 5, 1910 and is buried with Louis.

Breithaupt, Daniel Edward

  • Person
  • 1868-1871

Daniel Edward was born October 30, 1868, the son of Philip Ludwig (known as Louis) Breithaupt and Catherine Hailer. He died July 19, 1871.

Breithaupt, Emma Alvarene

  • Person
  • 1860-1925

Emma Alvarene Devitt was born October 17, 1860 in Waterloo, Ontario to parents Benjamin Devitt and Nancy L. Bowman. She married Louis Jacob Breithaupt of Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario April 5, 1881 and the couple had 8 children: Louise Evelyn; Friedrich Adolph; Emma Lillian; Martha Edna; Rosa Melvina; Louis Orville; William Walter; Catherine Olive; and Paul Theodore. Emma died June 12, 1925 Belmont, Massachusetts and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. Louis died in St. Petersburg, Florida March 6, 1939 and is also buried in Mount Hope.

Breithaupt, Emma Lillian

  • Person
  • 1884-1951

Emma Lillian Breithaupt was born in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario May 28, 1884, the daughter of Louis Jacob Breithaupt and Emma Alvarene Devitt. She had seven siblings: Louise Evelyn; Martha Edna; Rose Melvina; Louis Orville; William Walter; Catherine Olive and Paul Theodore. Emma was active in many church groups in Kitchener, Ontario, and was a leader in the local cultural community. Emma died September 9, 1951 in Kitchener and is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Breithaupt, Ezra Carl

  • Person
  • 1866-1897

Ezra Carl Breithaupt, a professional engineer, perished in an explosion at the Berlin Gas Works in 1897.

Breithaupt, Herbert Caskey

  • Person
  • 1927-2017

Herbert Caskey Breithaupt was born February 22, 1927 in Kitchener, Ontario to parents Louis Orville Breithaupt and Sara Caskey. His siblings were Louis Paul; Mary Scott; Sara (Sally) Caroline.

Breithaupt, Liborius

  • Person
  • 1797-1851

Liborius Breithaupt was born in 1797 in Allendorf an der Werra, Kurhessen, Germany to Martha Elisabeth Kroschell, age 20, and Johann Christian Breithaupt, age 22. He married Barbara Catharina Goetz on October 24, 1826 in Allendorf. The couple had a son, Philip Ludwig (Louis) born November 8, 1827, also in Allendorf. A daughter Marie Elisabeth Frederica, born June 14, 1829, died May 13, 1834. In 1843, Liborius, Cattharina and Louis emigrated from Hesse, Germany to Buffalo, New York. While there, they had another daughter, Catharina, born February 18, 1847. A fire damage report dated October 14, 1850 by Liborius lists extensive damage to his "sheep skin factory" on Steuben Street in Buffalo. Liborius died in Buffalo in May of 1851. Around 1861, Catharina moved to Berlin, Ontario where her son Philip Louis had been living since his marriage to Catherine Hailer in 1853.

Breithaupt, Louis Jacob

  • Person
  • 1855-1939

Louis Jacob Breithaupt was born March 3, 1855, in Buffalo, New York, the son of Philip Ludwig (known as Louis) and Catherine Hailer. The family moved to Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario in 1857. He married Emma Alverene Devitt April 5, 1881 and the couple had 8 children: Louise Evelyn; Emma Lillian; Martha Edna; Rosa Melvina; Louis Orville; William Walter; Catherine Olive; and Paul Theodore. Louis was a prominent local industrialist, served as Mayor of Kitchener from 1888-1889 and represented Waterloo North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1899 to 1902 as a Liberal member. Louis died March 6, 1939 in Saint Petersburg, Florida and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Breithaupt, Louis Orville

  • Person
  • 1890-1960

Louis Orville Breithaupt was born October 28, 1890, the son of Louis Jacob Breithaupt and Emma Devitt of Berlin (later Kitchener), Ontario. He married Mabel Louis White October 14, 1915, however she passed away on June 27th, 1916 in Berlin, Ontario, giving birth to their first child. Cause of death was premature labour with hemorrhaging. Sadly the baby died also. Louis remarried to Sara Caskey of Toronto on November 21, 1919. The couple had four children: Mary Scott; Louis Paul; Sara (Sally) Caroline and Herbert Caskey.

L.O. as he was commonly known, was educated at the University of Toronto. He became head of his family's leather business, Breithaupt Leather Company and was a Kitchener alderman for four years before becoming the youngest mayor in the city's history in 1923. He was a Liberal Member of Parliament from 1940 to 1952 and served as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario 1952 until 1957. Breithaupt was active in many service organizations, such as the YMCA and Rotary Club. In 1959, he became Chancellor of Victoria University, Toronto.

Louis died in Toronto December 6, 1960 and is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener with his wife, Sara who died February 14, 1989.

Breithaupt, Louis Paul

  • Person
  • 1922-2005

Louis Paul Breithaupt was born in Kitchener, Ontario on June 25, 1922 to parents Louis Orville Breithaupt and Sara Caskey. His siblings were Mary Scott; Sara (Sally) Caroline and Herbert Caskey. Louis attended Queen's University where he became President of his year. He left in 1943 to join the R.C.A.F. and was discharged in 1945. He married Elizabeth Caroline Massey in Toronto on April 10, 1948 and the couple resided in Kitchener where Louis worked for the Breithaupt Leather Company until its sale in 1968. They had three sons, Louis M., Timothy H., and Gary S.

Louis was active in community organizations such as: the Kitchener Rotary Club, Kitchener Chamber of Commerce, Public School Board, Boy Scouts (Medal of Merit), Gyro, Flying Club, Public Utilities Commission, and Probus. He died June 9, 2005 in Kitchener and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery with his wife Elizabeth who died in 2013.

Breithaupt, Mabel Louise White

  • Person
  • 1894-1915

Mabel Louise White was a daughter of Charles E. White & Roberta M. Ezard. She was born in Milton, Ontario in 1894. She and Louise Orville Breithaupt were married October 14, in Halton County, Ontario. She passed away on June 27th, 1916 in Berlin, Ontario, giving birth to their first child. Cause of death was premature labour with hemorrhaging. Sadly the baby died also.

Breithaupt, Marie Elizabeth Fredericka

  • Person
  • 1829-1834

Marie Elisabeth Fredericka Breithaupt was born on June 14,1829, in Allendorf an der Werra, Kurhessen, Germany, the second child of Liborius Breithaupt and Barbara Catharina Goetz. She died as a young child on May 13, 1834.

Breithaupt, Martha Edna

  • Person
  • 1885-1963

Martha Edna Breithaupt was born July 26, 1885 in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario to parents Louis Jacob and Emma Devitt. She had seven siblings: Louise Evelyn; Emma Lillian; Rose Melvina; Louis Orville; William Walter; Catherine Olive and Paul Theodore. As a girl, Edna, as she was known, spent her summers at the Breithaupt family cottages, "Riverbend" on the Grand River near Bridgeport (now part of Kitchener), and in Penetang on Georgian Bay, where her father had opened a second branch of His tannery business in 1885. The Breithaupts were devoted members of Zion Evangelical church in Kitchener and Edna was involved in many church activities during her formative years. After high school she attended the Ontario Ladies' College in Whitby, where she majored in art. As an adult in Toronto, Edna founded the Art Students' League, bringing art education to the lower income children of Toronto. She was also instrumental in forming the Kitchener-Waterloo Centre of Community Arts. She was also the founder of Wakunda in Georgian Bay.

Breithaupt, Paul Theodore

  • Person
  • 1903-1961

Paul Theodore Breithaupt was born September 9, 1903 in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario to parents Louis Jacob and Emma Alvarene Devitt. HIs siblings were Louise Evelyn; Emma Lillian; Martha Edna; Rose Melvina; Louis Orville, William Walter; and Catherine Olive.

Paul joined his sister, Edna, in active support of the fine arts, including the Grange Studios and the Art Students' League in Toronto during the early 1930's. He married Margaret Jean Alexander July 17, 1937 and the couple had three children: Paul Alexander; Emmy; E.A. Kirby. They lived in Pickering, Ontario and later Guildwood Village, Scarborough, the residential community his sister Rosa and her husband Spencer Clark were involved in creating that was adjacent to their arts community, Guild of All Arts.

Paul died in 1961 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener with his wife who died in 1969.

Breithaupt, Philip Ludwig (Louis)

  • Person
  • 1827-1880

Philip Ludwig (Louis) Beithaupt was born in Allendorf an der Werra, Kurhessen, Germany November 8, 1827 to parents Liborius Breithaupt and Barbara Catharina Goetz. The family moved to Buffalo, N.Y. in 1843, where his father owned a sheep skin processing factory. After the death of Liborius in 1851, Louis, as he was known, continued his father's business. On a visit to Berlin, Ontario he met Catherine Hailer, to whom he was married February 8, 1853. The couple lived in Buffalo until 1857 when they moved to Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario and Philip established a leather business followed by the establishment of a tannery. He became one of the leading businessmen in Berlin, serving as Mayor from 1879 to 1880.

Louis and Catherine had ten children: Louis Jacob; William Henry; John Christian; Caroline Margaret Barbara; Melvina Emilia; Ezra Carl; Daniel Edward; Albert Libroius; Catherine Louise; and Friederich Adolph. Louis died July 3, 1880 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Breithaupt, Sara Caskey

  • Person
  • 1895-1989

Sara Caskey was born March 2, 1895 in Youngstown, Ohio to parents Herbert C. Caskey and Mary McElwey. She married Louis Orville of Kitchener, November 27, 1919. in Toronto. he couple had four children: Mary Scott; Louis Paul; Sara (Sally) Caroline and Herbert Caskey.

Sara died in Kitchener February 14, 1989 and is buried with her husband in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Breithaupt, William Henry

  • Person
  • 1857-1944

William Henry Breithaupt was born in Buffalo, New York January 25, 1857 to parents Philip Louis (Ludwig) and Catherine Hailer. His siblings were Louis Jacob; John Christian; Caroline Margaret; Melvina Emilia; Ezra Carl; Daniel Edward; Albert Liborius; Catharine Louise and Friederick Adolph.

William attended Berlin Collegiate Institute in Kitchener, Ontario, Commercial School in Toronto and then North Western College, Naperville, Illinois. He entered Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of New York in September of 1877. He worked in construction for on the New York, West Shore and Buffalo railroad August 1881, working mainly on the West Point tunnel. in January 1883 he was appointed bridge inspector for Pennsylvania railroad company and in October of the same year assistant engineer for C.Shaler Smith of St. Louis, Missouri. In 1886 he had his own company Breithaupt and Allen, civil engineers and specialty, iron and steel structures, living in Kansas City.

William married Martha Cunningham Murphy February 1, 1898 in Montreal, Quebec. The couple had three children: Philip W,; Margaret Catharine and Martha Elizabeth. In 1907 William was in a partnership with E.H. Keating in Toronto, Ontario. William was an entrepreneur and professional engineer, and his diaries contain notes on town planning in Kitchener, environmental protection of the Grand River watershed and early local public works projects such as public transportation, the Berlin and Waterloo Railway and later the Bridgeport Line, and water and power supply. The history of the Berlin Gas Works is documented in the diaries and also in correspondence with his brother, Ezra Carl, also an engineer, who died in 1897 in an explosion at the Gas Works. He was President of the Waterloo Historical Society.

William died January 27, 1944 due to complications from a fall at home, and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. His wife, Martha died in 1950 and is buried with William.

Breithaupt, William Walter

  • Person
  • 1894-1977

William Walter Breithaupt was born in Berlin (later Kitchener), Ontario June 7, 1894 to parents Louis Jacob and Emma Alvarene Devitt. He received his education at the Kitchener Collegiate Institute, and attended both Northwestern College, Naperville, Illinois and the University of Toronto. He worked at the Breithaupt Leather company, the family business. William served in World War I as a lieutenant in the Infantry in Spring of 1916. He served in Canada in various capacities before heading to England for further training in 1918 where he was on Armistice Day. He returned to Canada where he was honourably discharged in May of 1919.

William Walter married Gertrude Irene Hughes of Toronto on December 12, 1919 in Toronto. The couple lived in Kitchener, and had two children. A son, William Ransom was born August 7, 1920. William Ransom served in World War II as a flying officer in the 239th Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force. He was shot down on September 13, 1944 near Cologne, Germany, did not survive and is buried in Rheinberg, Germany War Graves. A second son, Norman Hughes was born December 31, 1924 in Kitchener.

Gertrude died April 10, 1954 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. William Walter died in Scarborough, Ontario on January 7, 1977 and is buried with Gertrude.

Bremner Biscuit Company

  • Corporate body
  • 1905-

ca. 1865: Civil War veteran David Francis Bremner (1839-1922) opened a bakery in Cairo, Illinois. David moved the bakery to Chicago, Illinois sometime before 1871.

1889-1890: The American Biscuit & Manufacturing Company was formed by attorney Adolphus Green through the amalgamation of 40 Midwestern bakeries including the Bremner bakery in Chicago, Illinois. The new company was headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and David Bremner served as its President.

1898: The American Biscuit & Manufacturing Company merged with the New York Biscuit Company and the United States Baking Company to form the National Biscuit Company. The new company was headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and Adolphus Green served as its President.

1902: The original Bremner Butter Wafer was created.

1905: Bremner Brothers Biscuits Company established by David Bremner's sons. This company produced the Bremner Brothers Butter Wafer, the predecessor to Bremner Wafers. At some point, the company was renamed the Bremner Biscuit Company.

1984: Bremner Biscuit Company moved to Denver, Colorado.

1999: Bremner Biscuit Company was acquired by Dare Foods Limited.

2011: The Bremner Biscuit Company plant in Denver, Colorado closed. The production of water crackers was moved to Dare Foods Limited's plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The production of Bremner Wafers was outsourced to Venus Wafers in Hingham, Massachusetts.

Brereton, Lewis H.

  • Person

Lieutenant General Lewis H. Brereton was Commander of the Far East Air Force, the Philippines, at the beginning of World War II.

Bricker, Rosy

  • Person
  • 1849-1929

Ellen Roselia "Rosy" Cook was born June 5, 1849 in Waterloo Township, now in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, to James and Elizabeth Cook. She married Ephraim K. Bricker (1848-1925) on October 15, 1868. Rosie Bricker died January 1, 1929 in Kitchener, Ontario.

Brockington, Leonard Walter

  • Person
  • 1888-1966

Leonard Walter Brockington was born in Cardiff, Wales, April 6, 1888 and died in Toronto on Deptember 15, 1966. He had a long and multifaceted career, perhaps best known as the first Chairman of the CBC from 1936-1939. He served as Special Assistant to Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King from 1939-1942.
See: Babe, Robert E., "Leonard Walter Brockington" (2008) in The Canadian Encyclopedia of Biography: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/leonard-walter-brockington

Broman, Knut Mattias

  • Person
  • 1895-1989

Matt Broman was born February 2, 1895 in Sweden. He became a landscape architect, working in and around Hamilton, Ontario. In the late 1930's, he was Superintendent of Arboriculture at the Niagara Parks Commission and was working at that time with T.B. McQuesten on designing the Royal Botanical Gardens. Matt Broman Park in Hamilton is named in his honour. He died in 1989.

Brown, Irene

  • Person

Irene Brown was born Irene Coombs on Feb. 10, 1920 in Huddersfield in Yorkshire, England. Her youth was spent travelling with her theatrical parents. She attended Longley Hall School and after the death of her mother moved to Blackpool with her father and step-mother. At the onset of WWII she began nursing training at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport and at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. She worked in the Civil Nursing Reserve and was assigned to the Kirkham Emergency Hospital. She met and married Edward Brown and had three children. Irene and Edward Brown and their children emigrated to Canada in 1956.

Brown, John G.

  • Person

Mayor of Kitchener, Ontario, 1946-1947.

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