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John Schmidt Anthes 

John Schmidt Anthes[1, 2]

Male 1844 - 1915

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  • Birth  8 Nov 1844  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Business  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Berlin Novelty Works 
    from Waterloo Region Museum
    from Waterloo Region Museum
    A trade or business card printed on white paper. It reads: Berlin Novelty Works./ J S. Anthes, Prop.,/ Manufacturer of/ Children's Carriages/ Sleighs, etc.,/ Berlin, Ontario. Ther is a handwritten list in pencil on the back.
    Business  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Canada Furnitue Manufacturers Ltd. 
    Occupation  1861  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Shoe Maker 
    Residence  1867  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation  1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Bookkeeper 
    Religion  1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Evang. Assoc. 
    Elected Office  1880  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Councillor - Waterloo Township 
    Occupation  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Manufacturer 
    Berlin-BerlinNoveltyWorks001.jpg
    Berlin-BerlinNoveltyWorks001.jpg
    Religion  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Evangelical 
    Elected Office  1882  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Councillor - Waterloo Township 
    Invention  1885  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    children's carriage 
    Child's Carriage Patent 1885
    Child's Carriage Patent 1885
    Berlin-BerlinNoveltyWorks002.jpg
    Berlin-BerlinNoveltyWorks002.jpg
    Elected Office  1886  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Councillor - Waterloo Township 
    Elected Office  1887  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township 
    Elected Office  1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township 
    Occupation  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Manufacturer 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Evangelical 
    Elected Office  1897  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township 
    Residence  1897  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John S. Anthes' residence in 1897
    John S. Anthes' residence in 1897
    from Busy Berlin 1897
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Furniture 
    Elected Office  1907  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Councillor - Waterloo Township 
    Name  J. S. Anthes 
    Occupation  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Manufacturer, Furniture 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Evangelical 
    Residence  1911  44 Weber St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-30676P 
    Died  13 Apr 1915  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I30676  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Aug 2017 

    Father  Martin Anthes,   b. CALC 16 Nov 1812, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1891, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catharine Schmidt,   b. 25 Mar 1814, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  25 Dec 1835 
    Family ID  F1640  Group Sheet

    Father  Martin Anthes,   b. CALC 16 Nov 1812, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1891, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catherine Schmitt,   b. 1813, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F245512  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Lydia Catherine Herlan,   b. 20 Dec 1849, Warsaw, Wyoming, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Jun 1867  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Caroline Catharine Anthes,   b. 29 Sep 1868, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Isaac Franklin "Frank" Anthes,   b. 16 Oct 1870, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933
     3. Lydia Louisa Anthes,   b. 27 Mar 1877, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942
     4. Martha Melvina Anthes,   b. 19 Nov 1879, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Ella Elmina Anthes,   b. 6 Jan 1882, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Alvin B Anthes,   b. CALC 7 Jul 1884, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1885, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F8060  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Lydia Herlan,   b. 1849, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Carrie Anthes,   b. 1868, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Frank Anthes,   b. 1870, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Louisa Anthes,   b. 1876, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Martha Anthes,   b. 1879, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Ella Anthes,   b. 1881, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F245511  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Death of a Pioneer Furniture Maker

      One of the oldest furniture manufacturers in Canada, and a pioneer in the industry in Berlin, died in that city on April 13th, in the person of John S. Anthes, president of the Anthes Furniture Co. Deceased was born in Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, November 8th, 1844, and was therefore in his 71st year. He received his education in the county schools, and later taught school for several years. In 1865, he went to Berlin, and was employed by the late Louis Breithaupt, founder of the leather and tanning business now carried on by the Breithaupt Leather Company Ltd. Mr. Anthes was employed as accountant and salesman for a number of years and later entered the furniture business being associated with some of the pioneer furiture manufacturers of Berlin, such as the late John Aldous and William Simpson. In 1884, he purchased the Berlin Novelty Works and carried on business in his own name for a number of years in the manufacture of children's carriages and patent slat chairs. In 1888, his factory was destroyed by fire, but was immediately rebuilt on a much larger scale. In this factory, Mr. Anthes began making the high grade furniture which has made his name known throughout Canada in the furniture trade. In 1901 he went into the amalgamation of furniture factories under the name of Canada Furniture Manufacturers Ltd., in which company he was a director and manager of the local factories for a number of years. In 1906, Mr. Anthes resigned as director of the Canada Furniture Manufacturers Ltd. and built the present large, modern factory at Berlin in partnership with J. C. Breithaupt, under the name of The Anthes Furniture Co., the product of this factory being exclusively high grade furniture. The late Mr. Anthes always took a keen interest in municipal affairs and served in council and on public boards for many years. He was known as a keen business man and successful manufacturer and his many friends throughout the country will sincerely mourn his departure. Mr. Anthes was married in 1867 to Miss L. Catherine Herlan who with one son J. I. Frank Anthes, and four daughters, Mrs. J. C. Breithaupt, Mrs. A. L. Breithaupt, Mrs. T. H. Reider [sic] and Mrs. H. M. Cook, and twenty grandchildren survive. A sister, Mrs. G. Strasser, of Sebringville, also survives. The late H. W. Anthes, who died recently in Toronto, was a brother. The funeral was held from his late residence thence to Zion Evangelical Church for service. The remains were interred in Mount Hope Cemetery.

      Canadian Furniture World and The Undertaker, May 1915, p. 36 (www.archive.org)

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      J. Frank Anthes, age 27 b. Berlin son of Jno. S. Anthes & Lydia C. to Cyrena Simmonds age 20 b. Berlin daughter of Leo? and Rosetta 10 nov 1897 Berlin

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 19 Feb 1885.
      14 Feb 1885 Alvin B. Anthes, infant son of John S. Anthes, died in Berlin at age of 7 months and 7 days

    3. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-4 Page 17.

    4. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 45.

    5. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 56.

    6. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 28 Pg. 4.

    7. [S1868] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1861, Div. 2 Pg. 16.

    8. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 23.

    9. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Antes John, 22, Berlin, Wilmot, s/o Martin & Catharina, married 27 June 1867 Catharina Herlan, 17, Berlin, Warsaw NY, d/o Franz & Carolina

    10. [S1450] Waterloo County Councillors A Collective Biography.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 8 Nov 1844 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Berlin Novelty Works - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Canada Furnitue Manufacturers Ltd. - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoe Maker - 1861 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1867 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jun 1867 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bookkeeper - 1871 - 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 MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo Township - 1880 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo Township - 1882 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInvention - children's carriage - 1885 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo Township - 1886 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township - 1887 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township - 1897 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1897 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Furniture - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo Township - 1907 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer, Furniture - 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 - 1911 - 44 Weber St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Apr 1915 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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