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Ratz, Valentine, residence.
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- Ratz Family
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1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 10 cm
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The Ratz family was a prominent Mennonite family hailing from the Kitchener-Waterloo area. John Ratz was the first of the family to be born in Canada. He purchased a farm in Elmira in 1855 and was eventually elected the first Reeve of Elmira in 1887. John Ratz was a miller and owner of the Ratz Brothers Company as well as having a large amount of real-estate in the Elmira area. John Ratz had 10 children including George Ratz who was married to Clara Dunke in 1863 and had 6 children. One of these children, Elmer Ratz, was the executor to the estates of John, Clara, and George. Elmer was also brother to Herbert Ratz.
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Snapshot of Valentine Ratz' residence in Waterloo, Ontario. The address of the house is unknown.
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Donated in 2017 by Herbert Ratz.
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Scanned as TIF file March 2022.
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Inscribed on a note taped to the verso of the photograph: The First Brick House built in Waterloo, Ontario by the late Valentine Ratz, in the / year 1838. The house still stands at the corner of King and Duke streets where / the Waterloo Lions Club sponsor the Youth Centre. / The late Valentine Ratz was the grandfather of Mr. H.E. Ratz, Alexandra Ave. and / Mrs. Henry Ratz, 142 Park St. Waterloo. / Please return to / Mrs. Lilly Duval, / 142 Park St., / Waterloo, Ontario. / 24 / Duke = Dupont
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- Ratz, Valentine (Subject)
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Described by NM in May 2018.
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