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Hilda Louise Rumpel 

Hilda Louise Rumpel

Female 1891 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Birth  20 Feb 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Recipes  1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • MUFFINS

      Hilda Rumpel

      1 1/2 cups flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2/3 cup milk, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons melted fat. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl, stir in the milk and beat well, add the melted fat and egg well beaten and again beat thoroughly. Bake in buttered gem pans in a hot oven for 15 minutes. Level measurements are used.1a

      1aThe Ladies of Berlin, Waterloo and Friends Elsewhere, The Berlin Cook Book (Berlin, Ontario: The New Record Print Shop, 1906), pg 11
    Recipes  1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • FRICASSEE OF BEEF

      Hilda Rumpel.

      1 pound beef, 1 cup cold water, 2 tablespoons flour, 3/4 teaspoons salt, 1 small onion, 1/3 teaspoon pepper, cut the fat of the meat and put in a stew pan to try out. Cut the meat into pieces about 2 inches square and roll in the flour. Put it in the hot fat and stir it over the fire until nicely browned Add the water, cover closely and simmer. Peel the onion and cut into the slices. Add it with the salt and pepper to the stew and simmer 2 1/2 hours. Serve on a hot platter.1a

      1aThe Ladies of Berlin, Waterloo and Friends Elsewhere, The Berlin Cook Book (Berlin, Ontario: The New Record Print Shop, 1906), pg 49
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Residence  1916  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-36965 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I36965  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  Mayor George Rumpel,   b. 10 May 1850, , Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1916 
    Mother  Wilhelmine "Minnie" Hartman,   b. 26 Mar 1853, Oppurg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F9726  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Hilda Rumpel
    Hilda Rumpel
    Rumpel presented the ceremonial button, on a tray, to Premier James Whitney and Minister of Power, Adam Beck, at the Queen Street Auditorium ceremony celebrating the switching on of Niagara hydroelectricity power in Berlin, Ontario, on 11 October 1910. From KPL

  • Notes 
    • KITCHENER \emdash Charles Sheppard waited for the little light to come on before he pulled the big switch that brought electricity from Niagara Falls into town for the first time. It was Oct. 11, 1910. On that day, Berlin (now Kitchener) became the first Ontario municipality to get hydroelectric power in long-distance transmission lines from the falls.

      Sheppard was the manager at the Factory Road (now West Avenue) transformer station. Several blocks away, about 8,000 people gathered in and around the old Queen Street Arena where the official ceremony was held. "Back then this was one of the biggest events ever held in Berlin," Rych Mills, a local historian, said."They had newspaper coverage from all over Canada," Mills, who wrote about the event in his book Kitchener (Berlin) 1880-1960, said. Inside the dark and crowded arena a young woman named Hilda Rumpel carried a small cushion. On the cushion was a switch. Ontario premier James Whitney and Adam Beck \emdash the founder of Ontario Hydro \emdash pushed the switch. That turned on the light in the transformer station and was the signal for Sheppard to throw the big switch. Hundreds of light bulbs sparked to life in the arena and the crowd cheered.1a

      1aThe Record 8 Oct 2010

  • Sources 
    1. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 49.

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-9 Page 8.

    3. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 30, Pg 2.

    4. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 22053 (1916), Reade-Rumpel..
      Hilda Louise Rumpel, residence Berlin, Birth Place: Berlin Age: 25 Estimated birth year: abt 1891 Father Name: George Rumpel Mother Name: Hartman Rumpel Spouse Name: Stanley Landor Reade, bank clerk of Toronto, Spouse's Age: 28 Spouse Birth Place: Amherstburg Spouse Father Name: William Reade Spouse Mother Name: Ash Reade Marriage Date: 11 Jul 1916 Marriage Location: Waterloo,

    5. [S1720] Book - The Berlin Cook Book.

  • Event Map
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