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Albert Liborius Breithaupt 

Albert Liborius Breithaupt

Male 1870 - 1955

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  • Birth  3 Nov 1870  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Evang. Assoc. 
    Religion  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Evangelist 
    Elected Office  1899  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener Council 
    • 1899-1900, 1913-1914
    Employer  Breithaupt Leather Co., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Historic Building  166 Adam Street, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Waldeck house built by Louis Breithaupt, demolished in 1965.
    Land  Honey Harbor, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cottage 
    Name  A. L. Breithaupt 
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Printigrapher Leather Business 
    Occupation  1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Secretary-Treasurer - The Berlin Rubber Co. Ltd. 
    Occupation  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Manufacturer 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Evangelical 
    Residence  1912  166 Adam Street, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    166 Adam St. in 1912
    166 Adam St. in 1912
    166 Adam St., in 1901
    166 Adam St., in 1901
    Occupation  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Manufacturer, Baggage 
    Religion  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Evangelical 
    Residence  1921  166 Margaret St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-183884P 
    Died  22 Dec 1955  Honey Harbor, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I183884  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Oct 2017 

    Father  Mayor Philip Ludwig "Louis" Breithaupt,   b. 8 Nov 1827, Allendorf, Kurhessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1880, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catharine Hailer,   b. 16 Aug 1834, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1910, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Feb 1853  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F13816  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Lydia Louisa Anthes,   b. 27 Mar 1877, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942 
    Children 
     1. Fredrick Albert Breithaupt,   b. 29 Jul 1902, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1983
     2. Marie Breithaupt,   b. Dec 1903, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Major Rudolph Anthes Breithaupt,   b. Oct 1906, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960
     4. Ruth Anna Catharine Breithaupt,   b. 12 Apr 1910, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Arthur Breithaupt,   b. 1911, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Dr. David Breithaupt,   b. 1916, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F177241  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Gladys Baechler 
    Family ID  F233047  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Albert Breithaupt Drowns, Wife Pulled From Lake
      Well-known Kitchener Resident Disappears With Sinking Boat

      HONEY HARBOR, Ont (CP)-Albert Breithaupt, 84-year-old Kitchener industrialist, was drowned yesterday in a boat collision near this Georgian Bay resort area. He was an uncle of Louis O. Breithaupt, lieutenant-governor of Ontario. Mr. Breithaupt's wife Gladys, who was in the boat when it sank, escaped unhurt and was pulled from the water. The accident scene was about seven miles north of Honey Harbor, which is 25 miles northwest of Orillia. Mr. Breithaupt had been vacationing at his cottage here.

      LIFELONG RESIDENT

      A life-long resident of Kitchener, Mr. Breithaupt once worked for the Breithaupt Leather Co. Ltd., which was founded by his father. It now is owned by the lieutenant-governor's family. He helped found and develop three other Kitchener companies. He leaves four sons and two daughters, Fred and Arthur of Kitchener, Rudolph of Waterloo, Dr. David, of Toronto, Mrs. H. E. Martin and Mrs. R. A. Gordon, of Toronto. His first wife predeceased him in 1942. The boat, a 16-foot craft with an inboard motor, overturned in the crash and Mr. Breithaupt disappeared before rescuers could reach him. He had been on his way to Whallen's island for supplies. It is believed he was trapped behind the wheel and was unable to free himself because of a hip condition. Search for the body is continuing.

      NINTH AREA VICTIM

      Mr. Breithaupt was the ninth Waterloo County resident to drown in the past month. Karen Winslade, 6, of Ayr, drowned in Ayra last Sunday. Arthur Weber, RR 2, Breslau his son Richard 9, and daughter Shirley, 12, were drowned in a pond June 29 near Hespeler. Five-year-old Andrew Pilkington drowned July while swimming in the Speed River near Hespeler. David Brenneman, 14, of Haysville, drowned in the Nith River July 16.

      Mr. Breithaupt was the last surviving member of the family of the original Louis Breithaupt, and had lived all his live in the homestead built by his father in 1870. He remained active to the end of his life, his last business interest being in sales work with a company he started, the Shoe Findings Company. He helped found one of the city's first rubber industries in the building now a part of Dominion Rubber Company, Ltd. on Margaret Avenue. The factory on Young street now occupied by John Forsyth Ltd., once house a ladies wear firm which was developed by a group including Mr. Breithaupt. He also organized the former Berlin Trunk and Bag Company which is now occupied by the Greb Shoe Company. Interested in public life, he was an alderman for several years and unsuccessfully contested the mayoralty when Dr. J. E. Hett was elected.

      A member of the high school board, he was especially interested in promoting manual training. In the early years of this community, Mr. Breithaupt was a member of the Berlin Light Commission. He was a member of Zion Evangelical UB Church and was on the denomination's board of Christian education. He taught in the Sunday school here for most of his life. An enthusiast in the early days of photography as a hobby, he returned to it in his later years and was an ardent color photography fan. Interested in woodworking, he made many pieces of furniture for his Georgian Bay cottage.

      Mr. Breithaupt had spent each weekend this summer at his cottage, as well as some full weeks. However, he returned to make his regular calls on shoemakers in several communities between Galt and North Bay, driving his car on road trips in spite of his advanced age. He liked to retain his interest in the leather trade and found his sales trips valuable for this. His first wife, the former Louise Anthes, died in 1942. The present Mrs. Breithaupt was the former Gladys Baechler. Funeral arrangements have not been made pending finding of the body.1a


      1aKitchener-Waterloo Record- 23 Jul 1955 pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-3 Page 22.

    2. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 51.

    3. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 55.

    4. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 31 Pg. 5.

    5. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Albert Breithaupt Drowns, Wife Pulled from Lake - 23 Jul 1955 pg 3.

    6. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 23 Page 10.

    7. [S1775] Berlin: Celebration of Cityhood.

    8. [S2481] Annual Report of the Board of Trade of the Town of Berlin, Twenty-First.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 3 Nov 1870 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evang. Assoc. - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelist - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener Council - 1899 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployer - - Breithaupt Leather Co., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - - 166 Adam Street, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Cottage - - Honey Harbor, , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Printigrapher Leather Business - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Secretary-Treasurer - The Berlin Rubber Co. Ltd. - 1906 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1912 - 166 Adam Street, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer, Baggage - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1921 - 166 Margaret St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Dec 1955 - Honey Harbor, , Ontario Link to Google Earth
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