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Wagner, Louis Henry.
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1858-January 1, 1945 (Creation)
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Rev. Louis Henry Wagner was born in New York in 1857. After his father's death his mother re-married Daniel Biehn (Bean) and he was educated in primary school. At the age of 13 he was invited to move to Kitchener by his grand-father Jacob Hailer and his uncle Louis Breithaupt. Here he attended Berlin Central School, high school, and then apprenticed as a tanner under his uncle Louis. He later attended Northwestern College in Naperville, Illinois. In 1878 he returned to Kitchener and worked again for his uncle as a bookkeeper and salesman. In 1882 he began working as an itinerant preacher for the Evangelical Association. He married Mary Staebler (1859-1887) in 1884 and she died two weeks after giving birth to their only child, Louis. He re-married in 1889 to Sarah Lodema Moyer (b. 1861). Louis Henry would continue to preach in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan until his death.
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The Wagners and Hailers were prominent early families in Waterloo County, Ontario, as were the Staebler, Biehn/Bean and Breithaupt families.
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Materials kept by Louis Henry Wagner. Includes diaries, notes, clippings, mss. etc.
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Donated by Gordon Wagner in September 1990 and May 1991.
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Rev JB Jan 2019.