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James Thornton Huber 

James Thornton Huber[1, 2]

Male 1853 - 1917

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  • Birth  19 Aug 1853  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Business  Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    J. T. Huber & Co. [Shoddy Mill] 
    • Hindrin Schaefer

      Old Hindrik was not a hobo, today we would call him an itinerant labourer. Just where he came from no one was sure but he worked at the J.T.Huber shoddy mill for a few years. He slept in the mill in the cold weather on the bales of shoddy or rags and when the weather was warm he slept in the baleshed, where the bales of shoddy were awaiting shipment. He was quite a good worker but no one had ever seen him wash or change his clothes, which seemed to be gathered out of the bales of rags sent in for shoddy. He ate his meals in the Huber kitchen. The younger men who worked in the mill decided to take him and give him a bath. They took him up to the tail-race, where the water was warm from the sun; stripped him and washed him. The boys said his socks had almost grown into his feet; as they were such rags.The shock of this bath and clean clothes must have been too much for him as he soon left Doon. One thing was he was kind hearted and liked children and to the small daughter of the house he taught her to count to ten in German.

      Tweedsmuir History Doon and Blair
    Occupation  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Clerk 
    Religion  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    W. Methodist 
    Business  1878  J. T. Huber Groceries and Crockery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    J. T. Huber Groceries and Crockery 
    Trade card at Waterloo Region Museum
    Trade card at Waterloo Region Museum
    An advertisement or trade card cut in the shape of a cup and saucer with coloured decoration. Printing on the cup and on the back of the card: J.T. HUBER / Largest stock of / CROCKERY, / IN THE COUNTY. / Berlin, Ont. Possibly ca. 1880.
    11.3 x 7 cm
    Name  J T   [7
    Name  J. T. Huber  [8
    Residence  1884  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation  1885  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Atlantic Glue Works 
    Atlantic Glue Works
    Atlantic Glue Works
    1878 Waterloo County Directory
    Occupation  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Manufacturer 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Occupation  1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Occupation  1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Manufacturer 
    Religion  1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number  00060-3988 
    Died  25 Nov 1917 
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I10491  Generations
    Last Modified  19 Sep 2018 

    Father  Samuel S. Huber,   b. 3 Oct 1822, , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1882, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Tuerk,   b. 23 Mar 1830, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  1851 
    Family ID  F1988  Group Sheet

    Family  Lilly Vardon,   b. 4 Nov 1864, Whitevale, Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1931, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Apr 1885  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Lillian Ethel Huber,   b. 4 Jan 1886, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Maurice Jerome Huber,   b. 3 Nov 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Viola Vardon Huber,   b. 2 Apr 1889, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. James Clayton Huber,   b. 13 May 1891, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1892, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Homer Vardon Huber,   b. 23 Nov 1893, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Marian Ruth Huber,   b. 13 Jul 1896, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Marjorie W. Huber,   b. 24 Jan 1898, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Nora Esther Huber,   b. 30 Nov 1899, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Phillis Huber,   b. Nov 1908, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F2789  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • James T. Huber, "is married to Lilly Vardon. They reside in Doon, Ontario, where he is engaged in manufacturing glue."

      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      J. T. Huber & Co., manufacturers of Patent Compressed Insoles, Upholsterers' Wool Batting and Flock - The manufacturing industries of Berlin are varied in character and important in extent, and aid materially in developing the commercial prosperity of the town. Among the number of prominent specialties may be mentioned that conducted by J.T. Huber & Co., manufacturers of patent compressed insoles, upholsterers' wool batting and flock. The present firm succeeded Mr. George H. Nelson two years ago, and putting fresh life and vigor into the enterprise, are increasing the business weekly. The premises occupied, which are located near the Grand Trunk Railway station, are 50x100 feet in dimensions and two stories in height, where employment is furnished to 20 skillful workmen. The machinery used is all of the latest and most improved designs, consisting of carding and batting machines, pickers, etc., which are operated by a 30-horse power steam engine with boiler of 40-horse power. The product of the works is sold throughout the entire of Canada to shoe manufacturers, upholsterers and cabinet makers, amongst whom it is in active demand. Mr. Huber is always on the lookout for improvements, and is constantly adding to his reputation for the excellent quality of material manufactured by him, which is the cause of his constantly growing trade.

      Industries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886

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      J. T. Huber
      , Groceries and Crockery, King St. - Among the many industries in Berlin that call for special notice in a work of this kind is that which deals in the necessaries of life, principal among which is that of groceries. Berlin contains several first-class stores in this line of business, principal among the number being that of Mr. J.T. Huber, whose establishment is located on King Street in the American block. This business has been established for the past eight years, and since its inception has improved steadily and rapidly. The premises occupied are 23x75 feet in dimensions, and tastefully and appropriately fitted up for the requirements of the trade. A very large and well-selected stock of staple and fancy groceries is carried, consisting of the choicest brands of teas and coffees, pure spices, table delicacies, hermetically sealed goods, flour, etc. Mr. Huber makes a specialty of crockery and glassware, of which he carries a large fine stock, and sells at prices that defy competition. His trade extends throughout the town and country; he gives employment to four painstaking and competent assistants, and uses one team in the delivery of goods. Mr. Huber is a native of Canada, and a gentleman who understands most thoroughly every department of the business he now so successfully conducts. He is a man of indomitable energy and enterprise, and is held in high esteem in the community.

      Industries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 833.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 8 Sep 1892.
      Sept. 1, 1892 James Clayton Huber, infant son of J. T. Huber, died in Berlin at age of 10 months & 19 days.

    3. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-1 Page 7.

    4. [S272] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1911, Div. 4 Page 3.

    5. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 19.

    6. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 1 Page 29.

    7. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 23 Jul 1896.
      13 Jul 1896 The wife of J. T. Huber in Doon, a daughter.

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 30 Nov 1893.
      23 Nov 1893 The wife of J. T. Huber, in Berlin, a son.

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 16 Apr 1885.
      14 Apr 1885 J.T. Huber of Berlin and Lilly Vardon of Toronto were married by Rev. John Alexander in Toronto.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 19 Aug 1853 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - J. T. Huber & Co. [Shoddy Mill] - - Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - W. Methodist - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1884 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Atlantic Glue Works - 1885 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Apr 1885 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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