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Mayor Conrad Bitzer, B. A. 

Mayor Conrad Bitzer, B. A.[1, 2]

Male 1853 - 1903

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  • Prefix  Mayor 
    Suffix  B. A. 
    Birth  11 Jan 1853  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lutheran 
    Occupation  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lawyer 
    Religion  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Occupation  1882  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    attorney at law 
    Occupation  1882  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lawyer 
    Residence  1882  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Elected Office  1888  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    councillor - Berlin 
    Elected Office  1890  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    councillor - Waterloo County 
    Elected Office  1890  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    First Deputy Reeve - Berlin 
    Elected Office  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Reeve - Berlin 
    Occupation  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Lawyer 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Lutheran 
    Elected Office  1892  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mayor - Berlin 
    Land  574 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Lancaster Hotel 
    • Lancaster Hotel, Bridgeport with Barnabas Devitt and sold it in 1875 to Nicholas Kleeberger (WHS1989 77:122). The hotel had previously owned by his parents, and then run by his mother.
    Residence  1897  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence of C. Bitzer. B. A.
    Residence of C. Bitzer. B. A.
    From: Busy Berlin Jubilee Souvenir 1897, published by Berlin News-Record
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Barrister 
    Residence  83 Benton St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-36156P 
    Died  22 Sep 1903  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID  I36156  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  Gottlieb Bitzer,   b. 1814, , Wuerttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Dorothea Schaak,   b. CALC 17 Jun 1827, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1873, Walkerton, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F9360  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Adeline Lindner,   b. 7 Feb 1858, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943 
    Married  9 Mar 1882  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Children 
     1. Arno Lindner Bitzer,   b. 6 Apr 1883, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1933, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Leon C. Bitzer,   b. 1 Aug 1884, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932
     3. Armin Moritz Bitzer,   b. 4 Oct 1885, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967
     4. Irmgard C. Bitzer,   b. 21 Aug 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Medon A. Bitzer,   b. 21 Aug 1891, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Wilfrid Bitzer,   b. 10 Feb 1896, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Wilfred Laurier Bitzer,   b. 10 Feb 1896, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1996
    Family ID  F9538  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Adeline Lindner,   b. 1857, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Mar 1882  [9
    Children 
     1. Arno Bitzer,   b. 1882, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Leon Bitzer,   b. 1884, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Arnie Bitzer,   b. 1885, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Irmgard Bitzer,   b. 1887, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F245108  Group Sheet

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    Mayor Conrad Bitzer
    Mayor Conrad Bitzer
    From: Official souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912
    Mayor Conrad Bitzer
    Mayor Conrad Bitzer
    From: Official souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912

  • Notes 
    • The late Conrad Bitzer, who died September 22nd, was born in Preston in 1853, his father being Gottlieb Bitzer. He came to Berlin when a boy and attended the Public School and St. Jerome's College under Father Funcken....1a

      1aElmira Signet Date: 1 Oct.1903 p. 1, col. 3

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      Conrad Bitzer, B. A., Mayor 1892.


      The late Mr. Conrad Bitzer was mayor of Berlin in 1892, previous to which he sat in the council for the south ward in 1888-9. Was first deputy-reeve in 1890 and reeve in 1891. He was also a member of the Public School Boards for a number of years and chairman of the latter body at the time of his death in 1903. He was nominated as Liberal candidate in 1900 for the House of Commons. He always took a keen interest in the town's welfare and watched with satisfaction its progress and was generally esteemed by his fellow-citizens.2a

      2aOfficial souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co

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      Conrad Bitzer


      A man respected and beloved among all Germans in Waterloo County and even far beyond its borders, was called by death on Tuesday evening at 10 o'clock, namely Conrad Bitzer, local lawyer. In the previous week, he was affected by a nervous fever; a few days ago, strong drops in blood pressure also occurred, so that there was concern for his life. On Monday, he was somewhat better again, but the improvement did not last, and on Tuesday evening, death occurred.

      The deceased was born January 11, 1853 in Preston. His parents later moved to Bridgeport and here, he attended school. When he was 15 years old, his parents moved to Salem, and the young man came to Berlin and entered St. Jerome's College. A few years later, he prepared himself at the high-school here for the entrance exam to university. In 1879, he obtained the title, "B.A." at the University of Toronto. In 1882, he obtained the degree of lawyer, and soon after, he entered into partnership here with Mr. A. Millar. Ten years later, he opened his own private office.

      The deceased played a prominent role in the life of the municipality. He was in succession, councillor, reeve, and was elected mayor of the town in 1892. For many years, he was a member of the public school board, and at the time of his death, he was the chairman of the high-school board. In politics, Mr. Bitzer was an avid Liberal, who, apparently unawares, was valued as much by his opponents, as by his fellow party members. In 1900, he was nominated Liberal candidate for North Waterloo, but later, resigned his candidacy. He was always warmly interested in St. Jerome's College and in 1898, was elected president of its alumni association. The deceased is survived by his widow, née Lindner, as well as five sons and one daughter. The sons are: Arno (presently at Toronto University), Leon (in the local Bank of Hamilton), Armin, Medon, and Wilfrid; the name of the daughter is lrmgard. Burial will take place Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with a funeral service in St. Peter's Lutheran Church.3a

      3aThe Berliner Journal 24 Sep 1903 pg 4 col 3

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      The death of Conrad Bitzer, Esq., occurred in Berlin last week. He was comparatively young and had made himself popularly known over a wide extent of this district.4a

      4aWellesley Maple Leaf, October 1, 1903

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 13 Feb 1896.
      10 Feb 1896 The wife of Conrad Bitzer, in Berlin, a son.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 16 Mar 1882.
      09 Mar 1882 Conrad Bitzer, lawyer, and Adeline Lindner, both of Berlin, were married in Berlin by Pastor Wurster. (followed by a long poem-"Words of Departure"

    3. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-8 Page 7.

    4. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 33.

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of Conrad Bitzer - 24 Sep 1903 pg 4 col 3.

    6. [S192] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Mount Hope CC#4500 Internet Link.
      Conrad Bitzer/ 1853-1903

    7. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 11576 (1882), Bitzer-Lindner..
      Conrad Bitzer, 29, attorney at law of Berlin, b. Canada, s/o Gottlieb & Dorothea Bitzer married Adeline Lindner, 24, residence Berlin b. Canada d/o Mortiz & Adeline Lindner. witnesses A. Lindner of Belrin & Mary D. Lake of Berlin, married 9 Mar 1882 at Berlin

    8. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 6 Page 29.

    9. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 19.

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

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Jan 1853 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lawyer - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - attorney at law - 1882 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lawyer - 1882 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1882 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Mar 1882 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Berlin - 1888 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Waterloo County - 1890 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - First Deputy Reeve - Berlin - 1890 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve - Berlin - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lawyer - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor - Berlin - 1892 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Lancaster Hotel - - 574 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1897 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Barrister - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 83 Benton St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Sep 1903 - 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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