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Catherine Seip 

Catherine Seip

Female 1846 - 1915

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  • Birth  20 Oct 1846  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Female 
    Birth  15 Nov 1846  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Historic Building  179 Queen St. S., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • House was demolished in 2010. It was moved from another location in 1902 and became the residence of Catherine Seip wife of Hugh Kranz.
    179 Queen St. S., Kitchener, Ontario  being demolished 2010
    179 Queen St. S., Kitchener, Ontario being demolished 2010
    The Waterloo Region Record 30 Mar 2010
    Name  Catherine Kranz 
    Religion  1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Religion  1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Occupation  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-38572 
    Died  2 Feb 1915  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: arterio sclerosis (2 years) & apoplexy (2 days) 
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I38572  Generations
    Last Modified  7 Dec 2017 

    Father  George Seip,   b. 13 Feb 1820, Beerfelden, Odenwaldkreis, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1877, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Maria Peppler,   b. 15 Feb 1813, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1879, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Apr 1845  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F11069  Group Sheet

    Family  Mayor Hugo Carl Kranz, MPP,   b. 13 Jun 1834, Lahrbach, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1902, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1865  [7
    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

  • Notes 
    • KITCHENER \emdash Board by board, a wood frame house that has stood watch on Queen Street for more than a century is slowly disappearing.

      While it's been vacant for more than a year, the quaint one and a half story home at the corner of St. George Street, was once inhabited by the widow of a former Berlin mayor and Conservative MP.
      The house was moved from its original spot to Queen Street in 1902. Catherine Kranz moved in that year, according to a city staff report presented to Heritage Kitchener last year.
      Catherine Kranz was the wife of Hugo Kranz, a German immigrant who served as everything from justice of the peace to mayor of Berlin to member of Parliament in his 67 years. He was also a founding member and president of the Economical Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
      Hugo himself may have lived in the home a short time before his death in June 1902, according to the city report. Catherine lived in the home until 1915.
      The city's heritage planners recommended tearing down the home because no substantial link between the prominent Berlin citizen and the home could be made. The vinyl siding put up by a later occupant also did little to add to the historical character of the area and, because the building had already been moved, its historical integrity had already been compromised, according to city staff.
      The city approved the demolition of the home in December to make way for a parkette that will serve the adjacent Sandhills Retirement Community.1a

      1aThe Waterloo Region Record 30 Mar 2010

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

    2. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 13.

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

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

    5. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Catharine Kranz, d. 2 Feb 1915 Berlin, aged 69y, 3m, 13d. b. Berlin, d/o George Seip & Mary Peppler, cause: arterio sclerosis (2 years) & apoplexy (2 days)

    6. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 4 Page 39.

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

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 20 Oct 1846 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 15 Nov 1846 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - - 179 Queen St. S., 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 MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lutheran - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: arterio sclerosis (2 years) & apoplexy (2 days) - 2 Feb 1915 - 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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