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Mayor Hugo Carl Kranz, MPP 

Mayor Hugo Carl Kranz, MPP

Male 1834 - 1902

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  • Prefix  Mayor 
    Suffix  MPP 
    Birth  13 Jun 1834  Lahrbach, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Business  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    C. Kranz & Son 
    Waterloo Directory 1884-1885
    Waterloo Directory 1884-1885
    Residence  Abt 1852  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  Abt 1854  Buffalo, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Immigration  1855  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration  1855  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Naturalization  1858  [1
    Occupation  1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Merchant 
    Religion  1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Occupation  1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Merchant 
    Religion  1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Elected Office  1874  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor - Berlin 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    politician and insurance co director 
    Occupation  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Merchant, Member of Parliament 
    Religion  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Manager Bank 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-38571 
    Died  1 Jun 1902  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I38571  Generations
    Last Modified  29 Aug 2017 

    Father  Charles William Kranz,   b. 26 Aug 1803, Altenburg, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1875 
    Mother  Franzeska Hornug,   b. CA 1802,   d. Bef 1861 
    Family ID  F38678  Group Sheet

    Family  Catherine Seip,   b. 20 Oct 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1915, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1865  [4
    Children 
     1. Franzis H. Kranz,   b. 29 Jan 1866, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Maria W. Kranz,   b. 1867, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934
     3. Mayor Carl Kranz,   b. 11 Nov 1869, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938
     4. William Kranz,   b. 1872, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F10092  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Hugh Kranz
    Hugh Kranz
    http://www.region.waterloo.on.ca/web/region.nsf/0/53C30F624F314DEE85256B06004B55C1?OpenDocument
    Hugo Kranz
    Hugo Kranz
    From: Official souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912
    Hugo Kranz
    Hugo Kranz
    From: Official souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912

  • Notes 
    • Mr. Hugo Kranz Dead: It is the painful duty of the Signet to announce the death of Mr. Hugo Kranz,
      which took place at 9.45 Sunday forenoon, at his residence in Berlin, after a brief illness... The late Hugo Kranz was born in Lehrbach, Hessen,Germany, on June 13th, 1834.... He came to America with his father in 1851, and they first made their home in Milwaukee, Wis., and Buffalo, N. Y. In 1855 they came to Berlin where they opened a store. He was married in 1865 to Catherine Seip, who with two sons and two daughters, survive.... 1a

      1aElmira Signet Newspaper 5 June 1902 , p. 1, col. 4 & 5

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      HUGO KRANZ, M. P . , of Berlin, is a native of Hesse, born in 1834. He came to America with his father's family in 1851. After a residence of three years in Buffalo, they removed to Berlin, and opened a mercantile establishment under the firm name of C. Kranz & Son, which is still carried on by the subject of this paragraph. Mr. Kranz has passed a pretty thorough gradation of the offices of trust incident to our municipal system ; beginning as Village Clerk of Berlin, and arriving, in September, 1878, in the office of M.P. for North Waterloo, elected as the Conservative candidate. In his parliamentary career he has won a place among the most useful and practical members of the House, for the business of which he has been well fitted by a large natural talent, and wide range of commercial business.2a

      2aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsell & Co., Toronto, Ont. 1881

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      Kranz, Hugo, M.P. for this constituency ; has also filled the offices of School Trustee, Town Clerk, Reeve and Mayor. Mr. Kranz was born in Hesse Darmstadt in 1834, and has lived here since 1855.3a

      3aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

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      Hugo Kranz, Reeve 1869-70. Mayor, 1874-8.

      The late Mr. Hugo Kranz was a native of Germany and a prominent merchant. With the late Mr. Wm. Oelschlager, he founded the Economical Fire Insurance Co. He was a man of pleasing personality, public-spirited and enterprising. Elected Reeve of the village in 1869-1870; he retired until 1874 when he was elected mayor and continued as such until 1878 when he was elected member of the
      House of Commons. He held the seat for two terms. He served Berlin long and faithfully and for years was the friend and adviser of newly-arrived Germans. He possessed the esteem of all who knew him.4a

      4aOfficial souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-11 Page 9.

    2. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 64.

    3. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 32.

    4. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), 5 June 1902 pg 1.

    5. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 1 Page 7.

    6. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 13 Jun 1834 - Lahrbach, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - C. Kranz & Son - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1852 - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1854 - Buffalo, Erie, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1855 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1855 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor - Berlin - 1874 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - politician and insurance co director - - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant, Member of Parliament - 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 - Manager Bank - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jun 1902 - 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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