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William Hunter
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  • Birth  1821  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1853  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Elected Office  1856  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve/Mayor 
    Occupation  1861  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Merchant 
    Religion  1861  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    United Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1871  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Merchant 
    Occupation  1891  Guelph Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-125612P 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I125612  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Family  Nicolina Hastings,   b. 1830, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  22 Sep 1853  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Euphemia "Effie" Hunter,   b. 3 Aug 1854, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1935, Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Hunter,   b. 1855, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. David Hastings Hunter,   b. 26 Oct 1857, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1936, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Isabella Hunter,   b. 1859, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. James Hunter,   b. 1861, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Annie Hunter,   b. 1864, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Alexander Hunter,   b. 1866, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Allan Hunter,   b. 1868, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Jane Nellie Florence Hunter,   b. 7 Aug 1875, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F31120  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Merner with his wife and family emigrated from Germany and settled on a farm miles west of New Hamburg in 1837. Several of the ten children still survive, among them being Mr. Christian Merner of whom a sketch appears elsewhere. Wm. Smith had the first blacksmith shop. It was here that the late Samuel Merner learned his trade. Jacob Brill was the first cooper and did a thriving trade in barrels, churns, &c. The pioneer weaver was John Oehm who made cloth for his numerous patrons on his hand loom. Theobald Seyler owned a frame hotel on the site of the present Queen's and John Boeckner did the cobbling and shoemaking for the neighborhood. The latter's shop was on the site of the present residence of Mr. D. Becker. Wendel Schuyler was the first teacher in 1838 or 1839. A portion of the first log schoolhouse still stands near the Cemetery and is used for a dwelling: Soloman Weaver was a miller in the early days and later became an evangelical minister. Business men who came a little later were Wm. Burkhold, who established a brickyard; Fred Merner who started a carriage business and Wm. Hunter, who had a general store. In the early 50's Sylvester Frank built a brewery. It was of brick and a portion of it is still in use in connection with the present brewery. The village has gradually increased in population and assessment with no particularly stirring events to mark its even progress. The great flood of 1883 due to a cloudburst is an event never to be forgotten by those who witnessed it. On that occasion the water covered the streets up to the door of the Imperial hotel, and swept away the Rau, Hartman and Helmer bridges, thus cutting the village off from the outside world. In this its golden jubilee year, New Hamburg stands a community of contented, busy people, living in good homes and doing admirably their little share of the great world's work.1a

      1aSpecial Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hamburg, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario

  • Sources 
    1. [S250] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1871, Page 17.

    2. [S1868] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1861, Div. 1 Pg. 1.

    3. [S167] Census - ON, Wellington, Guelph Township - 1901, Div 3 pg 17-18.

    4. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 28 Sep 1853 pg 3.
      On Thursday, the 22nd inst., at Galt, by the Rev., Mr. Gibson, Mr. William Hunter of the Village of Hamburgh, to Miss Nicholas Hastings, of the Township of North Easthope.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1821 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1853 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Sep 1853 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve/Mayor - 1856 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1861 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Presbyterian - 1861 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1871 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1891 - Guelph Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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