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Dr. Jerome Fry Honsberger 

Dr. Jerome Fry Honsberger

Male 1859 - 1937

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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Birth  6 Oct 1859  South Cayuga Township, Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Artifact  97 Frederick St, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Coffin/Box used to hold and transport bodies from his practice. 
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    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Physician 
    Elected Office  1902  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1902-03
    Public Service  1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Council of the Board of Trade 
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    Occupation  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Medical Doctor, Physican 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Methodist 
    Occupation  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Doctor, Medical 
    Religion  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Methodist 
    Residence  1921  97 Frederick St, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died  9 Dec 1937  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region  Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Name  J. F. Honsberger 
    Residence  97 Frederick St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-186902P 
    Buried  Delhi Cemetery, Norfolk Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I186902  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2019 

    Father  Valentine Honsberger,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Catherine Fry,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F8602  Group Sheet

    Family  Alberta C. Stoddard,   b. 5 Jul 1867, Woodhouse Township, Norfolk Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1936, Kitchener Daily Record Newspaper, Kitchener, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Oct 1890  Delhi, Norfolk Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Robert Gordon McK "Gordon" Honsberger,   b. 17 Dec 1896, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973
     2. Nina Stoddard Honsberger,   b. 21 Jul 1900, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1988, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F8601  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Dr. Jerome F. Honsberger
    Dr. Jerome F. Honsberger
    from Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

  • Notes 
    • In the summer of 1895 a 35-year-old medical doctor sold his rural practice in Delhi, Ont., and moved to Berlin (now Kitchener), where over the next 40 years he would play a key role in projects and institutions involving everything from health and education to politics and the church....

      Flash from the Past: Kitchener corner property held home of Dr. J. F. Honsberg: The Waterloo Record 30 Mar 2012: Jon Fear reporter

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      Dr. Honsberger's outstanding contribution to welfare was made with Rev. Dr. F.E. Oberlander, Dr. G.H. Bowlby, Dr. H.G. Lackner and W.H. Schmalz in establishing Freeport Sanatorium in 1916.

      After graduating from Trinity Medical College in 1882 he began his medical career at Delhi and during forty years of practice in Berlin from 1895 vigorously supported every movement for the betterment of the people. An alderman, he pioneered the first septic tank and sand filtration plant. In 1907 he was appointed medical officer of health. He was medical director of the Mutual Life for several years.

      Honsberger helped organize and was a director of the YMCA was president of the Berlin Orphanage Board, and was responsible for Kitchener's first League of Nations Society. He was an education board member from 1911 and from 1923 was a member of the High School Board, including several years as chairman. He faithfully served Trinity Church in many capacities.

      Past and Present Inductees. (2019). Waterlooregionmuseum.ca. Retrieved 16 January 2019, from https://www.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/en/exhibits/past-and-present-inductees.aspx

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-6 Page 8.

    2. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 34 Page 13.

    3. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub District 29 Page 22.

    4. [S2173] Find A Grave, (2019). Findagrave.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42402773/jerome-fry-honsberger.
      Dr Jerome Fry Honsberger
      BIRTH6 Oct 1859
      Ontario, Canada
      DEATH9 Nov 1937 (aged 78)
      Ontario, Canada
      BURIAL
      Delhi Cemetery
      Delhi, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada

    5. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Alberta C Stoddard Born: Woodhouse Age: 23 Father: Robert Stoddard Mother: Caroline Stoddard Born: abt 1867 Spouse: J F Honsberger Age: 31 born: South Cayuga Father: Valentine Honsberger Mother: Catharine Honsberger married 14 Oct 1890

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    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 6 Oct 1859 - South Cayuga Township, Haldimand Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Oct 1890 - Delhi, Norfolk Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener - 1902 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Council of the Board of Trade - 1906 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Medical Doctor, Physican - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor, Medical - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Dec 1937 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 97 Frederick St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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