Kaufman, Mary Eidt

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Kaufman, Mary Eidt

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  • Ratz, Mary Eidt

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1856-1943

History

Mary Eidt Ratz was born to Christine Eidt and Henry Ratz in Gads Hill, Ontario on December 14, 1856. Mary was one of 13 children born to Christine Eidt and Henry Ratz.

In March 1877, Mary married Jacob Kaufman, who at the time worked as a sawyer in her father's saw mill. Together, Mary and Jacob moved to Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario. Mary and Jacob had seven children. Only two of their sons and two of their daughters reached adulthood; Emma Ratz Kaufman, Alvin Ratz Kaufman, Milton Ratz Kaufman, and Edna Louise Kaufman.

Mary was a member of the Zion Evangelical Church throughout her life and led the Zion's women's society. Mary was also actively involved in many civic and community initiatives. She was the president of the local Children's Aid Society and the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) and a member of the National Council of Women of Canada, the Women’s Hospital Aid Association of Ontario, and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. Mary was also known to support the Kitchener-Waterloo Orphanage and the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital.

Mary died on December 24, 1943.

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

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family

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Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

is the child of

Kaufman, Mary Eidt

Dates of the relationship

1885-1943

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Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

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family

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Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

is the child of

Kaufman, Mary Eidt

Dates of the relationship

1856-1943

Description of relationship

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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family

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Augustine, Edna Louise

is the child of

Kaufman, Mary Eidt

Dates of the relationship

1891-1943

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Kaufman, Milton Ratz (1886-1980)

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family

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Kaufman, Milton Ratz

is the child of

Kaufman, Mary Eidt

Dates of the relationship

1886-1943

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Kaufman, Emma Ratz (1881-1979)

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family

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Kaufman, Emma Ratz

is the child of

Kaufman, Mary Eidt

Dates of the relationship

1881-1943

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Kaufman, Jacob (1847-1920)

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family

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Kaufman, Jacob

is the spouse of

Kaufman, Mary Eidt

Dates of the relationship

1877-1920

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Revised by NM in September 2018.

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  • English

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Sources

Lynn E. Richardson, “KAUFMAN, JACOB,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 14, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed September 17, 2018,

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