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Henry Ahrens
Male 1866 - 1958


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  • Immigration  MAYBE 1863  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth  20 Mar 1866  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Name  Heinrich Ahrens 
    Occupation  1907  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    hardware merchant 
    Occupation  1911  Klinck and Ahrens Hardware Store, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Merchant, Hardware Store 
    Religion  1911  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-198119 
    Died  10 Jun 1958  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried  St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I198119  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  John Christian Theodore Ahrens,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F42875  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah Riechen,   b. May 1874, , Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952 
    Married  1 May 1907  Hanover, Grey Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Professor Frederick Christian Ahrens,   b. Oct 1908, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2000
    Family ID  F187533  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Elmira Pioneer, Mr. Henry Ahrens, Ninety Years Old.

      Another grand old man of Elmira celebrated a great milestone in his life on Tuesday of this week. Mr. Henry Ahrens, 47 King street, Elmira, was 90 years old on March 20. Born in 1866 on a farm in Grey County near Hanover, Mr. Ahrens worked on the home farm for some years before taking a business course in the year 1897 at the age of 31. Mr. Ahrens came to Elmira in 1904, built his home here in 1906 and moved into it in 1907 and has lived there ever since. For 14 years, after coming to Elmira, he was a partner in the hardware business and the first store was located where Blow's Meat Market now stands and the firm was known as Klinck and Ahrens. Mr. Ahrens became ill in 1918 and sold out his partnership until he regained his health. In 1920, he started working as office manager for what was then known as the Creamery Co-Op and later became the Silverwood Dairy. Mr. Ahrens remained there for 22 years and was with Silverwoods for 15 years until he retired in 1942.

      It was wartime then and good bookkeepers and office managers were scarce and he worked for a few more years in St. Jacobs at the hardware store there. He finally retired 11 years ago in 1945 to his King street home. His wife, Sarah, passed away four years ago. Mr. Ahrens has one son, Fred who is a professor at the university in Gettysburg, Pa. A staunch Lutheran, Mr. Ahrens has been a member of St. James' Church since coming to Elmira 52 years ago. He has been an active member of the church was on the board of managers for 18 years as well as acting treasurer of the church. For 39 years he taught Sunday school here. Mr. Ahrens is in excellent health except for some arthritic trouble in his right leg. A jolly, personable gentleman, his hearing and eyesight are fine and except for his leg, he is as spry as a youngster of 60, as he says. "The building in town started right after the last war and the town hasn't stopped growing since," stated Mr. Ahrens. "I have seen a lot of changes in Elmira."1a

      1aElmira Signet, Thursday, March 22, 1956

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      Henry's parents were John Christian Theodore Ahrens who was reportedly born in Windisch Muslow, Mecklenburg, Germany & Sophia Voss both buried in Old Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, Ontario.2a

      2aemail from Jean Howson

  • Sources 
    1. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Div. 49 Pg. 15.

    2. [S199] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. James Lutheran Elmira CC#2800.
      Ahrens/ Sarah Riechen/ 1874 - 1952/ Mary Isabel Ahrens/ Nee Halliday/ 1910 - 1996/ Henry Ahrens/ 1866 - 1958/ Frederick C. Ahrens/ 1908 - 2000/ Lo, I Am With You Always

    3. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 10148 (1907), Ahrens-Reichen..
      Henrich Ahrens, hardware merchant of Elmira, Birth Place: Germany Residence: Elmira Age: 41 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866 Father Name: Chris Ahrens Mother Name: Sophia Voss Spouse Name: Sarah Reichan, residence of Hanover, Spouse's Age: 32 Spouse Birth Place: Wisconsin Spouse Residence: Hanover Spouse Father Name: Fred reichan Spouse Mother Name: hemrich dahuke Marriage Date: 24 May 1907 Marriage Location: Hanover

    4. [S978] Funeral Home Records - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Dreisinger.
      Henry Ahrens date of death as June 10, 1958 and buried in St. James. Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsImmigration - MAYBE 1863 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 20 Mar 1866 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - hardware merchant - 1907 - Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 May 1907 - Hanover, Grey Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant, Hardware Store - 1911 - Klinck and Ahrens Hardware Store, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jun 1958 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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