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Urban Brinzer 

Urban Brinzer[1]

Male 1824 - 1874

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  • Birth  22 Dec 1824  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Business  1856  Waterloo Coal Company, Waterloo, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    hotel 
    • There were three inns in the village of Waterloo. One was just north of William Street on the eastside of King Street. It was owned by Conrad Nagel. The inn was a two-storey brick structure, eight bays wide and three bays deep. In 1857, a year after its construction the inn was sold to Conrad Schneucker. By 1864, it was known as the American Hotel. Urban Brinzer at that time was the proprietor. It carried the best wines, liquors and cigars.
    Occupation  1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    glue manufacturer 
    Occupation  1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Glue Manufacturer 
    Business  1864  American Hotel, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    American Hotel - proprietor 
    Urban Brinzer
    Urban Brinzer
    Waterloo Directory 1864
    Occupation  1864  King St. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    hotel proprietor 
    House of Industry and Refuge  1874  House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    HouseofIndustryandRefugeca1869.JPG
    HouseofIndustryandRefugeca1869.JPG
    The House of Industry and Refuge. In 1868, 141 acres was purchased on Frederick Street in Berlin (now Kitchener) and the house opened on June 15, 1869. The original building housed 100 and operated as an industrial farm, which raised crops and livestock. The residents worked for their keep if possible, those most did not. The House eventually became a strictly a residence of the aged and later relocated and renamed Sunnyside.
    Residence  1874  House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-34065 
    Died  6 Oct 1874  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: congestion of the lungs following inflamation of the knee 
    Buried  House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I34065  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Aug 2017 

    Father  Johannes Brinzer,   b. Abt 1800, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Anna Katharina Jaeger,   b. Abt 1800, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F38762  Group Sheet

    Family  Rosina Christina Geigle,   b. 1828, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1915, , California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Jul 1849  Giengen, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Johann "John" Brinzer,   b. 6 Aug 1852, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1861, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Wilhelm Brinzer,   b. Aug 1855, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1855, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Wilhelm Brinzer,   b. Dec 1857, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1858, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Brigitte Bertha Brinzer,   b. 23 Oct 1861, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1862, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Herman Brinzer,   b. 18 Jul 1863, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933
    Family ID  F9008  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Urban Brinzer from Giengen, Germany came to Waterloo Region about 1853 with his wife Rosina Geigle and son John. At first working as a glue maker, by 1864 he was the proprietor of the American Hotel on King St. in Waterloo. One by one his first 4 children died leaving only his youngest child and wife. By 1874 he was dead buried the House of Industry and Refuge's cemetery in an unmarked grave. His wife Rosina and son Herman eventually moved to California where Herman married and he and Urban's wife buried.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library, #8 pg 180.
      Brigitte Bertha d. 25 Sep1862 aged 11 mos, d/o of U., Cause: Dysentery

    2. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, div 2 pg 13.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 08 Oct 1874.
      06 Oct 1874 In the poorhouse, in Berlin, Urban Brinzer died at the age of 49 years.

    4. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 2 Page 13.

    5. [S1977] Germany, Marriages, 1558-1929, Indexing Project (Batch) Number M92212-5 System Origin: Germany-EASy GS Film number: 1340153 Reference ID: 10, Giengen, Wúrttemberg, Germany.
      Name: Urban Brinzer Birth Date: 22 Dec 1824 Spouse's Name: Rosina Christina Geigle Spouse's Birth Date: 19 Nov 1828 Event Date: 24 Jul 1849: Father's Name: Johannes Brinzer Mother's Name: Anna Katharina Jaeger Spouse's Father's Name: Johannes Geigle Spouse's Mother's Name: Brigitta Heinzelmann

    6. [S330] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1864 - County of Waterloo gazetteer and general business directory for 1864.

    7. [S330] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1864 - County of Waterloo gazetteer and general business directory for 1864, American Hotel, Street: King, Occ. or Comments: Urban Brinzer, proprietor, Pg: 188.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 22 Dec 1824 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jul 1849 - Giengen, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - hotel - 1856 - Waterloo Coal Company, Waterloo, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - glue manufacturer - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Glue Manufacturer - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - American Hotel - proprietor - 1864 - American Hotel, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - hotel proprietor - 1864 - King St. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse of Industry and Refuge - 1874 - House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1874 - House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: congestion of the lungs following inflamation of the knee - 6 Oct 1874 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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