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John Limpert[1]
Male 1857 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Birth  17 Dec 1857  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1881  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    painter 
    Occupation  1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    House Painter 
    Religion  1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation  1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Painter 
    Occupation  1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    painter 
    Elected Office  1905  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Name  Jack Limpert 
    Occupation  1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Income 
    Religion  1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number  00135-8344.3 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I3703  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  Valentine "Valtin" Limpert,   b. 23 Jul 1829, Saxe, Weimar, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1914, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susannah Witmer,   b. 28 Nov 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1914 
    Family ID  F1202  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Anna Martha Zryd,   b. 27 Jul 1870, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Anna Limpert,   b. 17 Jul 1900, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ervin John Limpert,   b. 19 Apr 1903, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1911, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F7089  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Magdalena,   b. 1863, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F250329  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • In 1886 John Limpert opened a shop [barber shop] where Cliff Krieg is now and after ten years there he rented the space to The Merchants Bank of Canada who opened here that year, and moved his shop into the front portion of the present Robert Scott store and opened a billiard and pool room in rear.

      His first shop was in charge of his brother, Harry Limpert, who was assisted by another brother, Irwin, and by John himself on a busy night. Fred Coughlin was in charge at the second shop until John quit the business.1a

      1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

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      In 1874 J. N. Goebel bought a car load of Red Herring on track at Guelph. A load some merchant had ordered, then refused. And he got them cheap. He disposed of part of the shipment off the car to local merchants and others and arranged with David Rife Sr. to haul the rest to Hespeler.

      It was the dead of winter, deep snow, roads badly drifted and only a single track to Guelph. Jack Limpert, then 16, who was working for Mr. Rife (and who, by the way, told me the story) was sent with a hay rack on a bob sleigh to do the hauling. The fish were cleaned and smoked, and packed, with heads and tails on, in flat wooden boxes containing about a dozen.

      Jack went to Guelph and got his fish loaded after some delay, and by noon was coming along through the hills near Squire Phin's when he saw another rig coming and turned off to give him half the road; which was the thing to do. His load upset and there he was. It happened that the approaching rig was a load of soft drinks. The driver, a decent chap about Jack's own age, anchored his team with the weight and pitched in to give Jack a hand to get going again.

      By the time they got back on the road and the fish reloaded both boys were warm and tired and they sat down on a hard snow bank to rest. The hour was something after one and both boys were hungry so Jack broke open a box of Herrings, the other boy a couple of bottles of pop and they sat there and had a lunch. Red Herring and Ginger Ale.

      And Jack said it tasted good.2a

      2aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 683.

    2. [S299] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1881, Sub-district F Page Number 8 Household Number 35.

    3. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 24.

    4. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 24.

    5. [S299] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1881, Page 8.

    6. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 21 Pg. 18.

    7. [S2441] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1891, Section 1 Page 42.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 17 Dec 1857 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - painter - 1881 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - House Painter - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Painter - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - painter - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1905 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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