Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

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Jacob and Mary Kaufman were prominent citizens of Kitchener, Ontario from the late 19th century to WWII. Jacob Kaufman (1847-1920) and Mary Ratz (1856-1943) married in 1877. Jacob began his career in the lumber industry but switched to rubber, forming the Kaufman Rubber Company in 1908. Jacob and Mary Kaufman were active in civic and community life, supporting causes such as The Children’s Aid Society, the Kitchener-Waterloo Orphanage, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, the YMCA, the YWCA and the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital. They had four children, Emma Ratz (1881-1979), Alvin Ratz (1885-1979), Milton Ratz (1886-19--?) and Edna Louise (1891-1983).

Emma Kaufman dedicated her life to the Young Women’s Christian Association, serving for thirty years in Japan and Canada. The Emperor of Japan presented her with a memorial cup in 1965, the 60th Anniversary of the YWCA in Japan, and in the same year she received an International Cooperation Year medal presented by Cardinal Leger in Montreal.

Alvin (“A.R.”) Kaufman ran the rubber company started by his father and became well known as a local philanthropist, supporting many of the same causes as had his parents. He is primarily remembered for his activities in support of the YMCA, YWCA and of family planning and birth control.

Edna Kaufman married Albert William Augustine (1890-1972) Aug. 22, 1918. They had three children, Albert Jacob (1923-1990), John Ross (1927- ), and Mary Caroline (1931- ).

Mary Caroline Augustine married James Milton Ham (1920-1997), who was President of the University of Toronto from 1978-1983.

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Kaufman, Mary Eidt (1856-1943)

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Kaufman, Mary Eidt

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Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

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1856-1943

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Mary was the daughter of Henry and Christina Ratz in Gads Hill which is northeast of Stratford. She married Jacob Kaufman in 1877. Mary Kaufman died on December 24, 1943.

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Augustine, Edna Louise (1891-1983)

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Augustine, Edna Louise

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Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

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1891-1983

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Edna Louise Kaufman was born to Jacob Kaufman and Mary Eidt Ratz in Kitchener, Ontario on December 21, 1891. She was raised alongside her three siblings; Emma Ratz Kaufman, Alvin Ratz Kaufman, and Milton Ratz Kaufman. On August 22, 1918 she married Albert William Augustine in Kitchener, Ontario and together they had four children; Albert Jacob Augustine, John Ross Augustine, David William Augustine, and Mary Caroline Augustine. Edna died on June 3, 1983.

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Kaufman, Milton Ratz (1886-1980)

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Kaufman, Milton Ratz

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Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

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1886-1980

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Milton Ratz Kaufman was born to Mary Eidt Ratz and Jacob Kaufman in Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario on September 30, 1886. He was raised alongside his three siblings; Emma Ratz Kaufman, Alvin Ratz Kaufman, and Edna Louise Kaufman. After the death of his father, he took control over the family planning and lumber mills. Milton married Edith D. Oetzel (February 26,1889- January 9,1980) and together they had four kids; Jacob Edmund, Robert Walter, Mary Eleanor, and Carl. Milton died on November 6, 1980.

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Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz) (1885-1979)

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Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

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Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

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1885-1979

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Kaufman, Emma Ratz (1881-1979)

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Kaufman, Emma Ratz

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Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

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1881-1979

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Emma Ratz Kaufman was born to Jacob Kaufman and Mary Eidt Ratz in Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario on August 27, 1881. She was raised alongside her three siblings; Alvin Ratz Kaufman, Milton Ratz Kaufman and, Edna Louise Kaufman. She was never married and had no children. Emma died on March 1, 1979.

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Ham, James Milton (1920-1997)

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Ham, James Milton

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Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

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1920-1997

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James Milton Ham was born in Coboconk, Ontario on September 21, 1920. James Milton Ham married Mary Caroline Augustine on June 4, 1955 and together they had three children; Peter Stace Ham, Mary Martha Ham, and Jane Elizabeth Ham. He died of complications from Parkinson’s disease at the age of 76 on September 16, 1997.

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Augustine, Albert William (1890-1972)

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Augustine, Albert William

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Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

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1890-1972

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Albert William Augustine was born to Albert Benjamin Augustine (March 6, 1859-April 12, 1909) and Caroline Margaret Barbara Breithaupt (d. 1951) in Racine, Wisconsin on October 26, 1890. After the death of his father, his mother and his siblings moved to Canada in 1911. On August 22, 1918, Albert married Edna Louise Kaufman in Kitchener, Ontario and together they had four children; Albert Jacob Augustine, John Ross Augustine, David William Augustine, and Mary Caroline Augustine.

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Kaufman, Jacob (1847-1920)

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Kaufman, Jacob

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Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

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1847-07-15 - 1920-04-20

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He was born in North Easthope Township (now known as Perth County, Ontario) to German parents, Joseph Kauffman and Anna Stroh. In 1871, he began to work for Henry Ratz, a sawyer, and married his daughter, Mary in 1877. Together they had seven children, three who died in infancy and four of whom were able to live to adulthood – Emma Ratz, Alvin Ratz, Milton Ratz, and Edna Louise. Jacob and Mary moved to Berlin (now known as Kitchener). He formed Kaufman Rubber Company in 1908. The Kaufman Rubber Company had a vast impact on the local economy and was a workplace for thousands of locals in Kitchener. They produced rubber boots, galoshes, and sport shoes for the domestic and international markets. Jacob Kaufman died on April 20, 1920.

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Ham, Mary (1931-)

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Ham, Mary

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Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

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1931

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Mary Ham was born to Albert William Augustine and Edna Louise Kaufman in Kitchener, Ontario on January 5, 1931. She was raised in Kitchener, Ontario alongside her three siblings; Albert Jacob Augustine, John Ross Augustine and David William Augustine. On June 4, 1955 Mary married James Milton Ham and together they had three children; Peter Stace Ham, Mary Martha Ham, and Jane Elizabeth Ham.

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Augustine, David William (1929-1929)

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Augustine, David William

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Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

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1929

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David William Augustine was born to Albert William Augustine and Edna Louise Kaufman in Kitchener, Ontario on July 14, 1929. David suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and died a few days after he was born on July 18, 1929.

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Augustine, John Ross (1927-2014)

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Augustine, John Ross

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Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

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1927-2014

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John Ross Augustine was born to Albert William Augustine and Edna Louise Kaufman in Kitchener, Ontario on December 17, 1927 and was raised alongside his three siblings; Albert Jacob Augustine, David William Augustine, and Mary Caroline Augustine. John married his high school sweetheart, Annette Helen Gofton (b. October 8, 1929) in 1952. Together they had two sons, David and Phillip.

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Augustine, Albert Jacob (1923-1990)

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Augustine, Albert Jacob

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Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

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1923-1990

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Albert Jacob Augustine was born to Albert William Augustine and Edna Louise Kaufman in Kitchener, Ontario on December 20, 1923 and was raised alongside his three siblings; John Ross Augustine, David William Augustine, and Mary Caroline Augustine. Albert married Jean Eleanor Boyer (b.April 19, 1927) and together they had three children; Patricia Anne Augustine (April 16, 1950), Barbara Augustine (b. October 6, 1951), and Keith Boyer Augustine (b. July 4, 1955).

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