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Charles Joseph Baetz
Male 1882 - 1961


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  • Birth  13 Aug 1882  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    ? Maker 
    Elected Office  1919  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener 
    Name  C. J. Baetz 
    Occupation  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Manufacturer, Furniture 
    Religion  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Residence  1921  54 Margaret Ave., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-37956P 
    Died  1961 
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I37956  Generations
    Last Modified  29 Aug 2017 

    Father  Jacob Baetz,   b. 23 Dec 1852, near, Niederaula, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1920, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catherine Hoelscher,   b. 15 Mar 1857, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1940, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Oct 1877  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F9946  Group Sheet

    Family  Dorothy Marie Meinke,   b. 2 Apr 1892, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979 
    Married  20 Sep 1914  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Karl William Baetz,   b. 25 Nov 1919, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2004
     2. Margaret Baetz
     3. Robert George Baetz,   b. 11 Jun 1925, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 2000, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F244408  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • CHARLES JOSEPH BAETZ - In the business world of Ontario, the name of Baetz stands for furniture of the finest construction and the most artistic designs to be found in the market. Not only in quality, but also in quantity, the firms under the control of the Baetz Brothers rank among the very finest in Canada.

      Many years ago, as a young man, Jacob Baetz left his home in Hessen, Darmstadt, Germany, to make a place for himself in the new and rapidly developing country across the waters. He located in what was then the town of Berlin, now Kitchener, and after working for a time as a contractor and builder, first identified the name of Baetz with the manufacture of furniture.

      For about sixteen years, he was associated as a partner with John S. Anthes. In 1900, he severed his connection with the firm, and returned to his former occupation as a contractor. In the meantime, he had married and his sons, Charles Joseph and Jacob H., were coming to manhood. Educated in the public schools of Kitchener and the Collegiate Institute, they spent the first years of their business life acquiring experience as employees of various large concerns. Since 1908, they have devoted themselves to the development of the two large concerns which bear their name. The Baetz Brothers Furniture Company, founded in 1908, has been incorporated under that name since 1916, , with Jacob H. Baetz, as vice-president, general manager and director of the company. He is also treasurer of the firm of Anthes-Baetz Furniture Company, Ltd., and a member of the firm Baetz Brothers Specialty Company, manufacturers of elec-tric lamps and shades, which they founded in 1919. This latest addition to the business activities of the Baetz Brothers has had a most successful career, Charles J. Baetz being its president, and Jacob H. Baetz serving in the capacity of vice-president and manager. Its quarters occupy 12,000 square feet of floor space, and its output of lamps and silk shades is to be found in all parts of Canada.

      Charles Joseph Baetz devotes the greater part of his time and attention to the affairs of the Anthes-Baetz Furniture Company, Limited. After he left school, Mr. Baetz had a very thorough training in the cabinet trade, serving an apprenticeship, and later working as journeyman for some of the large concerns of Canada and Detroit, Michigan. The factory which is under his immediate supervision and direction is a modern three-story build-ing, covering 45,000 square feet of floor space, and manufactures dining room and bedroom furniture, while the firm of Baetz Brothers produces living room, hall, and upholstered furniture.

      Though their time might be fully occupied by personal affairs, both brothers are active in the life of their city. Charles Joseph Baetz is a member of the City Council and chairman of their finance committee. Jacob H. Baetz is on the Board of Directors of the Young Men's Christian Association, and is a member of the advisory board of the Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vo-cational School. He also has given a long term of service to the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital Board. He is actively interested in Masonic af-fairs, holding his membership in the Twin City Lodge, No. 509, Free and Accepted Masons, and the Kitchener Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. He belongs to the Grand River Country Club, while his brother, Charles Joseph Baetz, is a member of the Lancaster Club.

      Charles Joseph Baetz was married, in 1914, to Dorothy Meinke, of Kitchener, and they are the parents of one son, Karl William, who was born on November 25, 1919. Jacob H. Baetz married Vera Bowman, of Kitchener, on April 22, 1914. To them have been, born one son and one daughter, Mary Carolyn and John David.1a

      1aThe Province of Ontario: a history, 1615-1927, Dominion Publishing Company, Toronto

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-10 Page 11.

    2. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 25 Page 7.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 13 Aug 1882 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? Maker - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Sep 1914 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener - 1919 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer, Furniture - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1921 - 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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