Canada

Taxonomy

Code

Scope note(s)

Source note(s)

Display note(s)

Equivalent terms

Canada

Associated terms

Canada

147 Authority record results for Canada

Ahrens, Albert Edward

  • Person
  • 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, Carolina

  • Person
  • 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

  • Person
  • 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 was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener.

Ahrens, Charles Andrew

  • Person
  • 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 was interred at Mount Hope Cemetery in Kitchener, Ontario.

Ahrens, Charles August

  • Person
  • 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 was entombed at Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener.

Ahrens, Emma

  • Person
  • 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 was interred at Mount Hope Cemetery in Kitchener.

Ahrens, Florence Louisa

  • Person
  • 1891-1982

Florence "Floss" Louisa Ahrens was born February 25, 1891 in Kitchener, Ontario, the daughter of Charles August Ahrens and Laura Emma Hirschey Ahrens. Florence worked for the family company, C.A. Ahrens Shoe Co., for 42 years. Outside of work she was 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 November 7, 1982 at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital and was entombed at Woodland Cemetery.

Ahrens, Henrietta Charlotte

  • Person
  • 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 was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Ahrens, Henry Jacob

  • Person
  • 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 was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener with his wife Caroline who died in 1944.

Ahrens, Herman Emmanuel

  • Person
  • 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

  • Person
  • 1858-1949

Laura Emma Hirschey was born in the United States December 20, 1858. 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 entombed at Woodland Cemetery.

Ahrens, Louise

  • Person
  • 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 was interred at Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Alles, George

  • Person
  • 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 was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, Catharine

  • Person
  • 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 November 24, 1894 and was interred at Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, Clarissa Lovina

  • Person
  • 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 was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, Cyrena Harriet

  • Person
  • 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 was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, Emma Caroline

  • Person
  • 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 was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Ontario.

Anthes, Henry Herbert

  • Person
  • 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 and was buried at the Anthes family in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, John Isaac Franklin

  • Person
  • 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 was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, John Schmitt

  • Person
  • 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 was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, Lydia Catherine

  • Person
  • 1849-1935

Lydia Catherine Herlan was born in Warsaw, New York on December 20, 1849 to Franz Herlan and Carolina Demarez. She married John Schmitt Anthes in Kitchener, Ontario on 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 was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, Magdalena Stricker

  • Person
  • 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, 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 was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Anthes, Norman Franklin

  • Person
  • 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 and died October 16, 1915. He was 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. The 1921 census lists the family as living in Montreal. On June 3, 1939 she married John Beauchamp Bagnell De Montmorency Harvey (b. November 8, 1892 in London, Ontario). She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, but her death date is unknown.

Augustine, Albert William

  • Person
  • 1890-1972

Albert William Augustine was born to Albert Benjamin Augustine and Caroline Margaret Barbara Breithaupt in Racine, Wisconsin on October 26, 1890. As a young man, Albert attended North-Western College in Naperville, Illinois but he never graduated. After the death in 1909 in Racine of his father, Albert Benjamin, the remaining family members moved to Kitchener, Ontario.

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.

In 1919, Albert acquired the Doering Trunk Company in Waterloo, Ontario. This company was renamed the Superior Box Company in 1932. In 1924, he purchased the Forewell Foundry in Kitchener, Ontario. This company was renamed the Augustine Foundry Company. The Superior Box Company and the Augustine Foundry Company did not survive the Great Depression during the 1930s.

In 1938, Albert developed the White Valley Chemical Company which extracted calcium carbonate from the bottom of a lake near Bobcaygeon, Ontario. This company closed in 1941.

From 1942-1946, Albert worked as a government inspector in manufacturing centres across Quebec and Ontario. During the war, he checked the quality of rubber rafts and survival gear. After the war, Albert worked as an agent for the Staminite Company. He retired in 1951.

On March 7, 1972 Albert died from a heart attack and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. On February 25, 1973, a pulpit drape and book mark were given to the Zion United Church in Kitchener, Ontario in his memory.

Augustine, Caroline Margaret Barbara

  • Person
  • 1861-1951

Caroline Margaret Barbara "Barbara" Breithaupt was a homemaker born in Berlin (later Kitchener), Ontario on November 17, 1861 to Philip Louis Breithaupt and Catherine Hailer. She married school teacher Albert Benjamin Augustine of Racine, Wisconsin on August 3, 1887 in Berlin. The couple moved to Racine, Wisconsin and had three children: Albert William; Laurine Catherine; and Grace Melvina Louise. Albert died in Racine April 10, 1909 and was buried with in his family's plot at Mound Cemetery, Racine. Shortly after Albert's death, Caroline and her children moved to Berlin. Caroline died on November 1, 1951 and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Augustine, Edna Louise

  • Person
  • 1891-1983

Edna Louise Kaufman was born to Jacob Kaufman and Mary Eidt Ratz in Kitchener, Ontario on December 21, 1891. 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 was actively involved with the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) and the Zion United Church in Kitchener, Ontario throughout her life.

Edna died on June 3, 1983 and as buried in the Kaufman family plot in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Augustine, Grace Melvina Louise

  • Person
  • 1895-1981

Grace Melvina Louise Augustine was an academic and instructor born in Racine, Wisconsin on September 12, 1895 to Albert Benjamin Augustine and Caroline Margaret Barbara Augustine (nee Breithaupt) and raised alongside her siblings Albert William Augustine and Laurine Catherine Augustine. After the death of Albert Benjamin in 1909, the family moved to Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario, their mother's birthplace. Grace returned to the United States to pursue graduate studies at Columbia University, obtaining an B.S., M.A. and, in [1935], a PhD in Household Arts. The same year Some aspects of management of college residence halls for women, which she co-authored with Mary De Garmo Bryan was published.

Following the completion of her PhD, Grace worked for a time at Columbia as an associate in Household Arts, Teacher College before being appointed to Texas State College for Women in Denton, Texas. She taught as an associate professor from 1938 until 1944, serving as head of the institution of management division and house director of residence halls. She went on to joint the Iowa State College as head of the Department of Institutional Management (later the Department of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management) from the time of her appointment in 1944 until 1961. At some point after retiring, Grace returned to Kitchener where she lived in the family home on Margaret Avenue and served for a time a a member of the Parkwood Manor auxiliary executive. She died on April 8, 1981 and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Augustine, Laurine Catherine

  • Person
  • 1894-1954

Laurine Catherine Augustine was born on May 13, 1894 in Racine, Wisconsin to Albert Benjamin Augustine and Caroline Margaret Barbara Augustine (nee Breithaupt). After Albert's death in 1909, the family moved to Berlin (later Kitchener), Ontario. She worked as a teacher at the Kitchener Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School. Laurine died on September 13, 1954 at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital and a funeral service was held at Zion Evangelical Church. She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Bauman, Melvina Emilia

  • Person
  • 1863-1954

Melvina Emilia Breithaupt was born February 8, 1863 in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario to parents Philip Ludwig (Louis) Breithaupt and Catherine Hailer. Her siblings were Louis Jacob; William Henry; John Christian; Caroline Margaret Barbara (Augustine); Ezra Carl; Daniel Edward; Albert Liborius; Catharine Louise and Friederich Adolph.

She married Dr. Amos Frank Baumann (also spelled Bauman) June 25, 1901 in Berlin. They had one son, Edward Franklin, born June 21, 1904. Amos died November 26, 1918 and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. Melvina died April 4, 1954 and was buried with Amos.

Bechler, Anna

  • Person
  • 1877-1953

Anna (Annie) Schmidt was born in Germany to Joachim Schmidt and Marie Knopp in 1877. Anna married Edward Bechler on April 18, 1899 in Berlin (later Kitchener). Anna passed away in 1953 and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Bowlby, Martha Esther Murphy

  • Person
  • 1837-1925

Martha Esther Bowlby (nee Murphy) was born July 23, 1836 in Montreal, Quebec. She came to Berlin (now Kitchener) in 1854, where she married Dr. David Sovereign Bowlby in 1856. An active member of the community, Bowlby was the first secretary treasurer of the Kitchener-Waterloo Ladies' Hospital Auxiliary, was a member of the St. John's Anglican Church, and served at one time as the first regent of the Princes of Wales chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. She died in 1925 after being badly burned in an accident at her home. Bowlby was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery alongside her husband, who died in Rome, Italy in 1904.

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 died in 1952 and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Ontario. Catherine who died January 23, 1953. Son, 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 was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Ontario with Catherine who died February 23, 1953.. Harold died in Florida, July 17, 1974.

Breithaupt, Albert Liborius

  • Person
  • 1870-1955

Albert Liborius Breithaupt was born in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario November 3, 1870 to parents Philip Ludwig (Louis) Breithaupt and Catherine Hailer. He married Lydia Louise Anthes June 2, 1901. The couple had six children: Frederick Albert; Marie; Rudolph Anthes; Ruth Anna Catherine; Arthur Liborius and David.

Albert worked for his father's leather company, and also founded and developed three other Kitchener companies, founding one of the city's first rubber industries which became part of the Dominion Rubber Company, a ladies wear firm and the Berlin Trunk and Bag Company. He was interested in community service, serving as an alderman for several years, a member of the Kitchener high school board, a member of the Berlin Light Commission, and he taught in the Sunday school at Zion Evangelical Church. Interested in woodworking, he made many pieces of furniture for his Georgian Bay cottage. His last business interest being in sales work with a company he started, the Shoe Findings Company.

After his wife, Lydia's death in 1942, Albert remarried Gladys Eileen Baechler. The couple were boating on Georgian Bay when they had an accident and Albert drowned on July 22, 1955. He was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener with his first wife, Lydia.

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 was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Breithaupt, Carl Louis

  • Person
  • 1896-1946

Carl Louis Breithaupt was born in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario on July 27, 1896 to parents John Christian Breithaupt and Caroline Catherine Anthes. He attended Kitchener Collegiate Institute from 1910 to 1915 and was then employed by the family-owned Breithaupt Leather Company Limited of Kitchener. Carl enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in September 1917 and went to England where he was detailed to Signal Company schools in south of England. He advanced to wireless operator, returning to Canada in March 1919.

Carl was educated as an chemical engineer and became an American citizen. While working in Boston, Massachusetts married Alice Kranz of Pennsylvania on October 11, 1933 in Ohio. In the 1940 United States census, Carl and Alice were listed as living in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with children Carl W. aged 5 and Walter, aged 1. On August 14, 1946 Carl drowned while on a fishing trip in Parry Sound, Ontario with his brother, Walter. He was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. Following his death Alice and their children stayed in Ohio. She died May 25, 1984.

Breithaupt, Catharine Louise

  • Person
  • 1872-1886

Catherine Louise Breithaupt was born December 3, 1872, the daughter of Philip Ludwig (known as Louis) and Catherine Hailer. She died as a young teenager of appendicitis on April 14, 1886. She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener with siblings Daniel and Adolph, who both died as children.

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 was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. Catherine died July 5, 1910 and was buried with Louis.

Breithaupt, Daniel Edward

  • Person
  • 1868-1871

Daniel Edward was born October 30, 1868 in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario, the son of Philip Ludwig (known as Louis) Breithaupt and Catherine Hailer. He died as a child on July 19, 1871 and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

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 in Belmont, Massachusetts and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. Louis died in St. Petersburg, Florida March 6, 1939 and was 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. 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 was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Breithaupt, Ezra Carl

  • Person
  • 1866-1897

Ezra Carl "Carl" Breithaupt was born February 10, 1866 in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario,the son of Philip Ludwig (Louis) Breithaupt and Catherine Hailer. After attending local schools in Berlin, he took a general course at the evangelical NorthWestern College in Naperville, Illinois from from 1883 to 1887. In the autumn of 1890 he began the two-year course in applied electricity offered at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He was certificated in applied electricity in 1892, returned home and entered the Breithaupt Leather Company, of which he became a director, and the Berlin Gas Company, in which he combined professional and family interests.

Carl, as he was commonly known, became the manager of the Berlin Gas Company. The firm began generating electricity, and in 1895, with power from Berlin Gas, they converted two horse-drawn streetcars owned by the Berlin and Waterloo Street Railway Company to electric power; also lighting eight arc street lamps in Waterloo. Carl became the president of BWSR, expanding both the railway and the gas company, building a large gas tank and extensive additions to the powerhouse and plant for Berlin Gas and installing new rails and two new electric cars for the street railway.

Carl was prominent in the local community serving as a member of the local Board of Trade's financial committee in 1893, and as vice-president the following year, and in 1896 sat on its council. He also served as choirmaster and a Sunday school teacher at Zion Evangelical Church.

Carl died January 27 1897, at 30 years of age, from injuries sustained in an explosion in the new gas tank he had built for Berlin Gas. He was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Breithaupt, Frederick Albert

  • Person
  • 1902-1983

Frederick Albert was born July 29, 1902 in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario to parents Albert Liborius and Lydia Louisa Anthes. He married Frances Marian Bean on June 25, 1930. Frederick died in 1983 and was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Breithaupt, Friederich Adolph

  • Person
  • 1875-1883

Friederich Adolph "Adolph" Breithaupt was born August 25, 1875 in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario to parents Philip Ludwig (Louis) and Catherine Hailer. He died as a child on June 21, 1883 while visiting family with his mother in Cleveland, Ohio. He was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Breithaupt, John Christian

  • Person
  • 1859-1951

John Christian Breithaupt was born in Buffalo, New York, February 27, 1859, the son of Philip Louis Breithaupt and Catherine Hailer. He and his family emigrated to Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario circa 1862.

John married Caroline Catherine "Carrie" Anthes on January 27, 1892 and the couple had six children: John Edward; Louise Catherine (Geil); Carl Louis; Freida Caroline (Harris); Walter Hailer; and Helena Esther (Duffield). John worked in the family leather tanning business.

John first served on the Berlin council in 1890-1891. He was elected first deputy-reeve in 1893, and reeve in 1894. Following in his brother Louis's footsteps, he ran for and was elected Mayor of Berlin serving 1896-1897. He went back as a councillor and served until 1898, during which time the Berlin water works were purchased by a committee of which he was a member. In 1899, he was elected a member of the first water board.

John died September 14, 1951 and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. Caroline died May 18, 1963 and was buried with him in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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 on 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 was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

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. 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 was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery with his wife Elizabeth who died in 2013.

Breithaupt, Lydia Louisa

  • Person
  • 1877-1942

Lydia Louisa Breithaupt was a homemaker in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario. She was born March 27, 1877 in Berlin Ontario to parents John Schmitt Anthes and Lydia Catherine Herlan. She married Albert Liborius Breithaupt on June 2, 1901 and the couple lived in Kitchener. The couple had six children: Frederick Albert; Maria Martha Louise; Rudolph Anthes; Ruth Anna Catherine; Arthur Liborius; David John. Lydia died June 18, 1942 in Toronto, Ontario. She was interred at Mount Hope Cemetery in Kitchener.

Breithaupt, Mabel Louise

  • Person
  • 1894-1916

Mabel Louise White was born in Milton, Ontario on April 5, 1894. She married Louis Orville Breithaupt on October 14, 1915. Mabel and their first child died on June 27, 1916 during premature labour. She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in what is now Kitchener, Ontario.

Breithaupt, Martha Edna

  • Person
  • 1885-1963

Martha Edna "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 "Bayview" on Georgian Bay in the Penetanguishene area, 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 local children. She was an artist and patron of the arts throughout her life purchasing Giant’s Tomb Island, with the intention of establishing an artist’s colony; she even has a namesake island, "Aunt Edna’s Island" on Georgian Bay. In the 1940s, Edna established Wakunda Lodge at Sawlog Bay in the 1940s where she ran an art school with students staying for weeks at a time. She was also instrumental in forming the Kitchener-Waterloo Centre of Community Arts. Edna died April 13, 1963 and was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

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. 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 was 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 and is also listed as a carpenter. On a visit to Berlin, Ontario he met Catherine Hailer, to whom he was married February 8, 1853. The couple lived in Buffalo, and were living in Albany, New York according the United States Civil War draft records of June1863. It is not known if Louis fought in the Civil War. The family are listed in the 1871 Ontario census as living in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario where 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; Catharine Louise; and Friederich Adolph. Louis died July 3, 1880 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Breithaupt, Rudolph Anthes "Dolph"

  • Person
  • 1906-1960

Rudolph Anthes "Dolph" Breithaupt was born in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario October 21, 1906 to parents Albert Liborius and Lydia Louisa Anthes. He became a Major in the Canadian military a member of the Scots Fusiliers of Canada receiving the Order of the British Empire. He married Marion Elizabeth Roos on August 24, 1928. Dolph died March 21, 1960 and was interred 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 Breithaupt of Kitchener on November 27, 1919 in Toronto. The 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. The family moved to Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario in 1861.

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 Troy, New York in September of 1877. He worked in construction 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 the 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 & Allen, civil engineer based in Kansas City, Missouri.

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. The couple moved to Berlin, 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, the Bridgeport Line, and also water and power supplies. 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. William also served as 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 was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. William Walter died in Scarborough, Ontario on January 7, 1977 and was buried with Gertrude.

Byers, Harry J.

  • Person
  • 1896-1957

Harry Byers was born in Brodhagen, Logan Township on July 31st, 1896 to Andrew Byers and Caroline Graul. Byers married his wife, Violet Boyers on October 21, 1929 in Burlington, Iowa. Violet was born to John and Sarah (nee Murray) in Missouri on November 15, 1908. Together they had four children before Violet died April 15 1943 in Listowel, Ontario due to complications from childbirth. Their children were: Robert John (May 12, 1932), Jean Mildred (October 20, 1933), James Allen (January 20, 1942), and Shirley Marie (April 3, 1943).

After serving in WWI for both Canada and the United States, Harry was honourably discharged for medical reasons in 1919 due to arthritis in his left hip. After the war, Harry was trained by the Kansas Sweeney Tractor Machine Company in the 1920's. He was then employed by the Grain Trust to go to the USSR from 1930-1931 to instruct Russians in the operation of large machinery, as part of the First Russian Five Year Plan. Violet went to Russia with him and the two kept a diary of events of their time in the country. Byers lived and worked in Grozny, Moscow, and Nikolsk (now Ussuriysk) among others. The couple returned to the United States and lived in Iowa until 1938 when they returned to Canada to settle in the Waterloo Region.

Byers lived his final years Kitchener, Ontario where he worked as a City Cab Company dispatcher and was a member of the St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. He and his wife Lorraine (nee McKay) lived at 27 Onward Ave. Byers died on July 13, 1957 at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital after a short illness. He was buried in a soldier's plot at Woodland Cemetery.

Charles A. Ahrens & Sons Shoe Company

  • Corporate body

Founded by Charles Andrew Ahrens circa 1881 as Charles A. Ahrens & Sons on Queen Street in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario. in 1886 the factory was moved to a larger location on Queen Street, near King Street, Berlin and employed over 35 workers. Both machine or hand sewed slippers in a variety of materials were manufactured.

Dare Foods Limited

  • Corporate body
  • 1889-Present

Dare Foods Limited is a family-owned business based in Kitchener, Ontario. It manufactures cookies, crackers, candies and fine breads at its seven plants in Ontario, Quebec and South Carolina. Dare candies are made in Toronto and Milton, Ontario.

In 1889, Charles H. Doerr opened a grocery store on the corner of Breithaupt and Gzowski (now Weber) Streets in Berlin (now Kitchener, Ontario) that by 1892 had become a biscuit-manufacturing operation. In 1919 a larger bakery was built in Kitchener to replace the original plant and at the same time a line of candies was added. In 1942 the Kitchener plant was destroyed by a fire and in 1943 a smaller wartime replacement was constructed on a former flying field on the outskirts of Kitchener. A new office building was constructed in Kitchener in 1952. In 2003 a new Kitchener office building was constructed to preserve and highlight the original 1952 yellow-brick structure.

The company now known as Dare Foods Limited was originally known as the C.H. Doerr Co. When Charles H. Doerr died in 1941 his grandson, Carl M. Doerr, became President of the company and began an expansion program that introduced Dare products in more than 40 countries. In 1945 the company and family name was changed from “Doerr” to “Dare” creating The Dare Company, Limited, later renamed Dare Foods Limited. With the help of his sons Bryan and Graham, Carl Dare continued to guide Dare Foods Ltd. until 2002. In Nov. 2002 Fred Jacques was appointed as President, the first non-family member to head the company in 111 years. Bryan and Graham Dare remain co-chairmen of the company’s Board of Directors.

The business history of Dare Foods is complex: it has formed, acquired, merged and dissolved other companies and its own divisions over the years. One of Carl M. Doerr’s first expansion acquisitions was The Howe Candy Company in Hamilton, Ontario. Other acquisitions include Saratoga Products, St. Jacobs Canning Company, Mother Dell’s Bakeries, Dairy Maid Chocolates, Bremner Biscuit Co., Saputo/Culinar CFS.

In 1960 a sales office was opened in Montreal, establishing Les Aliments Dare Limitée, Dare’s selling and distributing organization in the Province of Quebec. The Western Division was established in 1962 with the opening of a bakery and sales office in North Surrey, Vancouver, B.C., serving British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.

In 1954 The Dare Company, Limited was the first Canadian cookie company to use the new recloseable tin tie packages that had been used successfully in the coffee industry and which have become standard packaging in the cookie industry in Canada.

Doon School of Fine Arts

  • Corporate body
  • 1948-1966

The Doon School of Fine Arts was opened in 1948 at the former home of Homer and Pheobe Watson by Ross and Bess Hamilton, who purchased the property in 1947. An agreement was struck between with the University of Waterloo in 1963 resulting in fine arts instruction at both schools. The Doon School of Fine Arts operated until 1966 when it was closed due to lack of funding.

Forbes, Peg

  • Person
  • 1924-2016

Margaret "Peg" Isabel Forbes was born in Hespeler, Ontario on July 10, 1924 alongside her twin sister, Betty, to parents Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes.

Peg grew up at the Forbes' family estate, Hillhead, in Hespeler and attended Bishop Strachan School in Toronto. Peg later attended the School for Nurses at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario for 3 years and graduated in 1946.

Peg married Colin Andrew "Joe" Wilson on October 9, 1948. The couple had two children: Pamela and Ross. Peg later married William "Bill" Hutton Kaufman on May 12, 1968.

Peg passed away on October 22, 2016 at the age of 92 and was buried in Woodland Cemetery in Kitchener, Ontario.

Gofton, Alfred Schneider

  • Person
  • 1889-1985

Alfred Schneider Gofton was born in Kitchener, Ontario on March 9, 1889 to parents Roger and Elizabeth Schneider Gofton, J.M. Schneider's sister. He lived with the J.M. Schneider family for a time, worked at the plant, and was a friend of J.M.'s son Norman. During World War I Gofton served overseas in the Canadian Army Service Corps in a motor transport unit. He enlisted in 1914 and was not discharged until 1919. He married Charlotte Elizabeth Braun June 6, 1923 with whom he had four children: Eleanor, Marion, Jerene, and Annette. He died November 19, 1985 and was buried at Woodland Cemetery.

Gofton, Roger Fonger

  • Person
  • 1863-1949

Roger E. Gofton was born on January 4,1863 in Wilmot Township to Robert and Rosannah Fonger Gofton. His occupation was in woodworking. He married Elizabeth Schnieder, the sister of J.M. Schneider, October 20, 1886. Together they had a son named Alfred Schneider Gofton. After the unexpected death of Elizabeth in 1894, Gofton married Anna Woelfle with whom he had 8 children. He died April 3, 1949 and was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Gralke, August, Jr.

  • Person
  • 1888-1908

August Gralke Jr. was born in Germany to August and Catherine (nee Krause) Gralke. He died in Berlin, Ontario (now Kitchener) at 20 years of age from tuberculosis and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Hachborn, Laura Emma

  • Person
  • 1870-1939

Laura "Lola" Emma Ahrens was born in Berlin (Kitchener) Ontario to parents Charles Andrew Ahrens and Henrietta Charlotte Roth. She married George Henry Hachborn also of Berlin on September 26, 1894. The couple lived in Berlin and had four children: Marguerite Helen (Koenig) ; Laura Isabella Hachborn; Rudolph Albert and Robert Carl Hachborn.

Laura died December 9, 1939 and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener alongside George who predeceased her on July 1, 1934.

Hallman, Menno S.

  • Family

Menno S. Hallman was born December 26, 1857 in Wilmot township, Ontario to parents Samuel Hallman and Mary Snyder. On June 15, 1887 he married Sarah Anna Anthes also of Wilmot and together they had Lizzie Hilda Hallman, born July 12, 1891. Sarah died of consumption [tuberculosis] September 26, 1893 at only 35 years old. Her young daughter, Lizzie died a few years later on March 17, 1896. Both are buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. Menno was remarried to Martha Snyder circa 1902. It does not appear they had any children. Menno died November 9, 1933 and is buried Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. His widow Martha deid August 25, 1964 and is also buried in Woodland.

Hallman, Sarah Anna

  • Person
  • 1858-1893

Sarah Anna Anthes was born July 3, 1858 in Wilmot township, Ontario to parents Jacob Anthes and Magdalena Stricker. On June 15, 1887 she married Menno S. Hallman also of Wilmot and they had a daughter, Lizzie Hilda Hallman, born July 12, 1891. Sarah died of consumption [tuberculosis] September 26, 1893 at 35 years old. Her young daughter, Lizzie died a few years later on March 17, 1896. Both are buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

  • Person
  • 1885-1979

Alvin ("A.R.") Kaufman was born to Jacob Kaufman and Mary Eidt Ratz in Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario on February 11, 1885. He was raised alongside his three siblings; Emma Ratz Kaufman, Milton Ratz Kaufman, and Edna Louise Kaufman.

In 1907, Alvin Ratz and his father Jacob Kaufman formed the Kaufman Rubber Company Limited, which continued as the Kaufman Footwear division of William H. Kaufman Incorporated until 2000 when the company declared bankruptcy.

Following the example set by his parents, Jacob and Mary Kaufman, Alvin Ratz supported, both personally and financially, many community organizations in the Kitchener area as well as endeavours to which he was philosophically committed, such as birth control.

He was Chairman of the Kitchener Planning Board for 36 years, served on the Kitchener Parks Board for more than 40 years, was a member of the Kitchener Hospital Board, was president of the YMCA for 13 years, was a member of the founding Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo, and served in various capacities for Zion Church in Kitchener.

Alvin Ratz Kaufman founded the Parents' Information Bureau in 1935 to distribute birth control information. One of the field-workers he hired, Dorothea Palmer, was arrested in 1936 in Ottawa under the obscenity provisions of the Criminal Code. She was acquitted in a landmark verdict that declared her work to be 'for the public good." In 1976, Alvin Ratz was honoured by the Planned Parenthood Federation of Ontario for his work in birth control and family planning.

Alvin Ratz married Jane Helen "Jean" Hutton on August 12, 1911 and together they had four children; Helen Mary Kaufman, William Hutton Kaufman, Edward Kaufman (deceased in infancy) and Sally Jean. Kaufman was remarried in 1972, following Jean's death, to C. Elspath "Beth" Hall, who died shortly after their nuptials. He was married for a third time to Ruth Samson.

Alvin Ratz died on February 1, 1979 and was buried in Woodland Cemetery.

Kaufman, Jean Helen

  • Person
  • 1886-1971

Jane Helen "Jean" Kaufman was a philanthropist and volunteer. She was born October 25, 1886 in Port Elgin, Ontario the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hutton. She moved to Berlin (now Kitchener) in 1911 where she would become known as an active supporter of local organizations. She raised funds for the YWCA and Victorian Order of Nurses, and was a member of the Zion United Church. Kaufman married Alvin Ratz Kaufman on August 12 , 1911 and together they had three children: Helen Mary, William Hutton, Edward Kaufman (deceased in infancy) and Sally Jean.

Kaufman, William Hutton

  • Person
  • 1920-2005

William "Bill" Hutton Kaufman was a third-generation businessman, philanthropist and community volunteer in Kitchener, Ontario. He was born on March 19, 1920 to Alvin ("A.R.") Kaufman and Jane Helen "Jean" Hutton in Kitchener, Ontario. He received his education in Kitchener and at the University of Toronto. He served as an RCAF flying instructor during WWII, and after the war ran Kaufman Furniture in Collingwood, Ontario. He succeeded his father as president of Kaufman Rubber Co. Ltd. (later renamed Kaufman Footwear) in 1964, after having worked in the company since 1952. In 1973 he again succeeded his father, this time as Chairman of the Board. In 1979 several companies were amalgamated to form William H. Kaufman Inc. William H. Kaufman stepped down as president in 1986 but remained as Board Chairman.

William H. Kaufman followed the example of his father and grandfather in his service to the community. In 1955 he became a member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital Commission and in 1974 became the Chairman on the Waterloo Region District Health Council, serving for 35 years until 1990. The YMCA also benefited from his participation for more than 35 years: in 1954 he became a board member, served as president from 1978 to 1981, helped fund the A.R. Kaufman YMCA in 1982 and was named Honourary President in 1983. In 1996 he activated The William H. Kaufman Charitable Foundation to fund innovative projects worldwide in the areas of education, health, environment, and others.

William H. Kaufman's philanthropic and volunteer work earned him many awards, among them the Canada National Health and Welfare Volunteer Award (1986), National YMCA Council Fellowship of Honour (1983), Canadian Red Cross Society Distinguished Service Award (1987).

William H. Kaufman married Sarah Kathleen Kaufman on November 22, 1947. Together they had four children: David, Sally, Tom, and Elizabeth. They divorced in 1965. He was married for a second time on May 12, 1968 to Margaret "Peg" Isabelle Forbes.

William H. Kaufman died on October 8, 2005 and was buried at Woodland Cemetery.

Lang, Angela M.

  • Person
  • 1896-1979

Angela M. Lang (nee Kelly) was born in October 1896 in Albany, New York. She married Reinhold Lang in the same city on September 1915 with whom she had six children. The family lived in Kitchener, where Reinhold's family operated Lang Tanning Co. Ltd, and Lang ran the Magda Lang Dress Shop. She died September 1, 1979 and was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.

MacDonald, Edith Louisa Ahrens

  • Person
  • 1900-1993

Edith Louisa Ahrens MacDonald was born April 23, 1900 in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario to Henry Jacob Ahrens and Caroline Seiler. She married Hyalie Harris MacDonald May 21, 1925 in Berlin. Edith died in 1993 and was interred in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener.

Macdonald, Hyalie Harris

  • Person
  • 1895 - 1943

Hyalie Harris MacDonald was born February 15, 1895 in Wellington, Ontario. He married Edna Louise Ahrens on May 21, 1925. MacDonald died November 10, 1947 in Kitchener, Ontario and was buried at Woodland Cemetery.

MacPhail, Edith Louise Schneider

  • Person
  • 1897-1995

Edith Louise Schneider MacPhail was born on April 10, 1897, the eldest child of Heinrich Metz and Louise Schneider (née Lehnen). She married Cecil Gordon "Gordon" Macphail with whom she had two daughters: Jean and Marion. MacPhail died October 4, 1955 and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Maines, Frederick J.T.

  • Person
  • 1888-1959

Frederick James Thompson Maines was born in ca. 1888 in Tweed, Ontario. He married Minnie O'Hara of nearby Madoc on November 9, 1922. Maines was educated at Victoria University, Toronto and was ordained to the ministry while serving with the YMCA overseas during the WWI. After the war he served as Boys' Work secretary for the Hamilton YMCA and as general secretary of the YMCA in Hamilton and Galt. He served for five years with the YMCA War Services during WWII. He was minister of the Church of Divine Revelation in St. Catharine's, Ont. from 1930 to 1935. In 1935 he and Minnie moved to Kitchener, Ont. to pursue business interests. He died April 13, 1959.

Paisley, Margaret Catherine

  • Person
  • 1906-2003

Margaret "Marnie" Catherine Anthes Paisley was born in Berlin, now Kitchener, Ontario on November 1, 1906 to Talmon and Martha Rieder. She graduated in 1929 with an arts degree from the University of Toronto, where she played women's hockey. Following graduation she spent a year working alongside Emma Razt Kaufman to expand the YWCA in Japan. She married Elmer Paisley, with whom she had two children: Mary ("Penny ") and Ian. Paisley taught at the Kitchener Collegiate Institute and Waterloo Collegiate between 1955 and 1969. She was also an active member of the United Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher and director of summer camps. Paisley died June 11, 2003 and was interred at Mount Hope Cemetery in Kitchener.

Results 1 to 100 of 147