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Dr. Henry Theodore Legler[1]
Male 1819 - 1908


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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Birth  1819  Dresden, , Sachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1855  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    editor - Hamburger Beobachter 
    Occupation  1857  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    associate coroner 
    Elected Office  1859  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1859
    Military  surgeon American Civil War 
    Name  Theodore Legler 
    Residence  1868  Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation  1880  Oakland, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    physician and surgeon 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-18755P 
    Died  14 Apr 1908  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I18755  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Aug 2017 

    Family  Louisa Auguste Pfeifer,   b. 1828, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1881, Oakland, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Gustav Louis Emil Legler,   b. 21 Dec 1855, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ernst August Hugo Legler,   b. 23 May 1858, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Gustav Theodor Legler,   b. 5 Oct 1859, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F14292  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Dr. Legler Dies at Extreme Age

      Laden With Years, Well Known Practitioner Passes to His Last Rest


      OAKLAND, April 14 - Dr. Henry T. Legler, former county physician of Alameda county and one of the oldest medical practitioners in California, died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.L. Ghirardelli, 1147 Popira Street. Death resulted from extreme old age.

      Dr. Legler was born in Dresden, Germany, in 1819. He came to this country in his early youth and served with distinction as a surgeon throughout the civil war. He came to Oakland in 1875 and soon acquired a large practice in his profession. His prominence in the medical world procured for him in 1881 the appointment as county physician in charge of the receiving hospital. He held this position 10 years.

      Three children survive Dr. Legler. They are Louis H. Legler of Evansville, Ind.; Hugo Legler of San Francisco, and Mrs. J.L. Ghirardelli of Oakland. The funeral, which will be held Thursday morning from the Ghirardelli residence, will be private. Interment will take place in Mountain View Cemetery.1a

      1aSan Francisco Call 15 Apr 1908.

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      The Hamburger Beobachter was published in New Hamburg by Martin Rudolph. It was originally published in Preston as Der Canadische Beobachter, starting in 1848, but the venture failed in 1850. Rudolph moved to New Hamburg and initiated the Hamburger Beobachter on 16 January 1852.


      Franz Joseph Egenter who took over from Rudolph in 1854 to tried to save the paper from bankruptcy. He stayed only a year. In February 1855. George W. Eby became the owner of the Hamburger Beobachter, and Henry Theodore Legler became editor. In June 1855, it was sold to Peter Eby of Berlin. and Dr Legler departed. In August 1856, it suddenly ceased publication.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Ernst August Hugo s/o Theodore & Auguste Pfeiffer born 23 May 1858, bapt. 22 Aug 1858, sponsors: Dr. Ernst Koefsch, Hugo Kranz

    2. [S1639] Census - U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1880 10th Census, District: 9 , Sheet Number and Letter: 174D , GS Film Number: 1254061 , Digital Folder Number: 004239973 , Image Number: 00354 Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 12 Mar 1868.
      Feb. 18, 1868 Anna Rudolph, daughter of Martin Rudolph, Egmondville, and Eugen Kappler, in Dr. Legler's house, by Rev. Rank, Evansville, Ind.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1819 - Dresden, , Sachsen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - editor - Hamburger Beobachter - 1855 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - associate coroner - 1857 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener - 1859 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1868 - Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - physician and surgeon - 1880 - Oakland, Alameda, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Apr 1908 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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