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Wagner Hailer family fonds

  • SCA105-GA77
  • Fonds
  • 1822-September 16, 1988

Fonds consists of correspondence, legal documents, photographs, ephemera and genealogical records, relating to Jacob Hailer (1804-1885), Henry Wagner (1793-1867), Jacob Wagner (1824-1858), Louis Henry Wagner (1857-1945), their families and the related Staebler Family, Biehn/Bean Family and Breithaupt Family.

Wagner Hailer family

Wanderbuch.

One wanderbuch (journeybook) recording Jacob Hailer's journeyman as a wheelwright. A wanderbuch served as both a passport and a resume and has pages for local authorities to give approval to work and for employers to make statements about the worker's qualifications. Hailer worked in various cities across Germany including Durlach, Muhlburg, and Kehl.

Hailer, Jacob

Genealogical records.

Detailed family relationships are outlined in genealogical documents prepared by Gordon Wagner.

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Death notice.

Handwritten death notice for an unknown person who died November 4, 1824 aged 54 years, 9 months.

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Birth certificate.

Birth certificate for Jacob Wagner (here listed as Johann Jacob Wagner) dated June 1, 1826. Wagner was born December 20 1804.

Germany

Passport and visa.

Passport and visa showing Jacob Hailer leaving through France for the United States. The passport gives a description of Jacob as having brown hair and eyes, an oval face, a straight narrow nose, medium sized mouth, and a round chin. Issued June 14, 1829.

France

Home construction contract.

Contract, signed on 27 October 1832 in Waterloo Township to build the Hailer Home on King Street in Kitchener. Signed by Jacob Hailer, Philip Salzberger (builder), and Friedrich Kummel (witness).

Hailer, Jacob

Preacher's licenses.

Preacher's licenses for Jacob Wagner from New York state for the years 18451850, 1852-1857. Certificates are in English and German.

Wagner, Jacob

Preaching notebook.

Notebook recounting areas that Jacob Wagner preached in. Begins with the Waterloo circuit, but the cover of the notebook reads "Albany."

Wagner, Jacob

Indenture.

Indenture between Henry Wagner and Joseph Fellows for a plot of land purchased by Henry Wagner in Rose, Wayne County, New York.

Wagner, Henry

Indenture.

Indenture between Henry and Elisabeth Shafer and Jacob Wagner for sale of lots two and three on the east side of Cedar Street in Kitchener.

Wagner, Jacob

Wagner, Philip to Jacob Wagner.

Correspondence from Philip Wagner to brother Jacob Wagner. The letter discusses Philip building a house and the work that is going on on his land, as well as the dry weather and the price of crops and meat. Also included is a carte de visite full body portrait of Philip dressed in military uniform. A note on the verso indicates that he is a captain. Philip would later fight in the American Civil War.

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Wagner, Heinrich to Jacob Wagner.

Correspondence from Heinrich Wagner to his son Jacob Wagner. The letter discusses Heinrich's health, and he entreats Jacob to disregard his own health concerns and continue to minister. As well, Heinrich makes mention of Jacob's brother Phillip Wagner and indicates that he expects a letter from him, in German, truthfully updating Heinrich on his life.

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Hailer, John Jacob to Jacob Wagner.

Correspondence from John Jacob Hailer to his son-in-law Jacob Wagner and daughter Margaret Hailer Wagner. The letter discusses the health of their family and local families, including an eye sickness that is going around. As well, John Jacob talks about the plight of their church and the bountiful summer crops. He ends the letter by sending greetings to new born Louis Henry Wagner and infant Catherine Wagner, and a post script indicates that Catherine Wirtz is supposed to come into a sum of money.

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Wagner, Jacob to Hailer family.

Correspondence from Jacob Wagner to his brother and sister in-law. The letter discusses the purchase and repairs of a store, Jacob's health, and his intention to take on an orphaned boy. Jacob asks for advice on the terms that his in-laws took in Jacob Schidrunpf. As Jacob died less than six months after this letter it is unclear if he ever took the boy on.

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Account book.

Account book with entries that cover the expenses of Henry and Catherine Wagner in 1858 and 1870. A note at the beginning of the book reads "Book for the Children Wagner by Heinrish 9 of April, 1870"

Wagner, Henry

Indenture.

Indenture between Jacob and Margaret Hailer and their daughter Margaret Hailer Wagner Bean regarding approximately four acres of land on the north side of Adam Street in Kitchener.

Bean, Margaret Hailer Wagner

Indenture.

Indenture between Margaret Hailer Wagner Bean and her father and Jacob Hailer for the sale of four and a portion lots of land on the north side of Adam Street in Kitchener.

Bean, Margaret Hailer Wagner

Wagner, Heinrich to Breithaupt family.

Correspondence from Heinrich Wagner to the Breithaupt family. The letter seems to discuss the handling of an estate and the care of the children of his son Jacob Wagner (Louis Henry Wagner and Catherin Wagner) by Heinrich. He references them needing a guardian as well as payment for their upkeep. Heinrich ends the letter by noting that Mary's 4 children (Heinrich's grandchildren?) are ill with scarlet fever.

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Letter of guardianship.

Letter of guardianship appointing Jacob Hailer the legal guardian of Catherine Wagner and Louis Henry Wagner. Catherine and Louis Henry were the children of Margaret Hailer Wanger and Jacob Wagner, and were left without an appointed guardian upon the death of Jacob Wagner in 1858.

Hailer, Jacob

Nusbickel, Margaret to Margaret Hailer Wagner and Daniel Bean.

Correspondence from Margaret Nusbickel to Margaret Hailer Wagner and Daniel Bean. The letter discusses a failed attempt to send Margaret and Daniel a basket of peaches, her activities at Christmas and the American Civil War. She discusses Philip Wagner being a First Lieutenant in the state militia and that the war is affecting the price of goods.

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Wagner, Philip to Jacob Wagner.

Correspondence from Philip Wagner to brother Jacob Wagner. The letter indicates that Philip is well, mentions a large snowstorm, and makes apologies to Jacob and others for not writing more.

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Bates, Catherine Wagner.

Studio portrait of Catherine Wagner Bates. Catherine is dressed formally in a dress with choker necklace, earrings and her hair in a snood.

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Wagner, Catherine to Margaret Hailer Wagner Bean.

Correspondence from Catherine Wagner to Margaret Hailer Wagner Bean. The letter indicates that Catherine has returned from Liverpool and is Lyons, New York. She asks her mother to let her stay for the wedding of Liz Nusbickel (daughter of Elizabeth Wagner Nusbickel) to Emil Luesher and for money for a new dress and hat for the winter.

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Diary.

Diary kept by Louis Henry Wagner. The entries are not continuous and are in English and German.

Wagner, Louis Henry

Philorhetorien Gesellschaft cards.

Cards for Louis Henry Wagner for the Philorhetorien Gesellschaft at North Western College. Philorhetorien Gesellschaft was a German literary and debating society. Some appear to be membership cards and others used for debates.

Philorhetorien Gesellschaft

Great Britain a hundred years ago.

One handwritten historical account of Great Britain one hundred years ago written during Louis Henry Wagner's time as a student at North Western College in Illinois.

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Royal Military College to Louis Henry Wagner.

Correspondence from the Royal Military College to Louis Henry Wagner. The letter is in response to one sent by Louis Henry requesting a copy of the Militia General Orders from the Canada Gazette, which is included.

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Historical sketch of Clive.

One handwritten historical account of the community of Clive written during Louis Henry Wagner's time as a student at North Western College in Illinois.

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Magna Carta.

One handwritten historical account of the Magna Carta written during Louis Henry Wagner's time as a student at North Western College in Illinois.

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Stick to Louis Henry Wagner.

Correspondence from Stick to Louis Henry Wagner. The postcard implores Louis Henry to write to Stick and indicates that he misses him.

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Envelopes.

Envelopes addressed to L.H. Wagner and one with a note from his daughter Florence.

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Hailer, Jacob.

Studio portrait of Jacob Hailer. Jacob is seated holding a cane with his foot propped on a stool.

Wagner Hailer family

Bates, Catherine Wagner.

Studio portrait of Catherine Wagner Bates. Catherine is dressed formally in a dress with a silk scarf and her neck and earrings.

Wagner Hailer family

Hailer family.

Photograph of members of the Hailer family standing in front of a general good store in Baden. A note on the verso indicates that they owned the store.

Wagner Hailer family

Wagner, Louis Henry to Mary Staebler.

Correspondence from Louis Henry Wagner to his future wife Mary Staebler. The letter discusses the pressures Louis Henry feels with his roles in the church and his joy at being on a holiday. It closes with Louis Henry discussing how much he misses Mary.

Wagner Hailer family

Staebler, Mary to Louis Henry Wagner.

Correspondence from Mary Staebler to Louis Henry Wagner. The letter discusses Mary's health and local goings on. It closes with Mary stating that she misses Louis Henry.

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Preacher's licenses.

Preacher's licenses for Louis Henry Wagner for Waterloo County and Perth County.

Evangelical Association

Staebler, Mary to Louis Henry Wagner.

Correspondence from Mary Staebler to Louis Henry Wagner. The letter discusses Mary's activities over the past week, and ends with Mary accepting an offer from Louis Henry, seemingly to move with him. The letter was written a few months before the couple married.

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Marriage to Mary Staebler

Photocopy of newspaper account of the wedding Mary Staebler and Louis Henry Wagner on May 20, 1884. Also included is a wedding invitation.

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Diary.

Diary kept by Louis Henry Wagner. Diary recounts in detail the illness and death of Mary Staebler Wagner on May 10, 1887.

Wagner, Louis Henry

Diary.

Diary kept by Louis Henry Wagner.

Wagner, Louis Henry

Diary.

Diary kept by Louis Henry Wagner.

Wagner, Louis Henry

Wagner, Louis Henry to J.F. Esher.

Correspondence from Louis Henry Wagner to Bishop J.F. Esher. The letter discusses the possibility of the Evangelical Church in Canada merging with the Methodist Church, and seeking Esher's thoughts on the subject.

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Hauch, J.R. to Louis Henry Wagner.

Correspondence from J.R. Hauch to Louis Henry Wagner. The postcard discusses Hauch having to go before a tribunal and would Louis Henry attend, and also bring a basket of grapes.

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