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Frederick Hirschy Ahrens
Male 1883 - 1975


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  • Birth  27 Jun 1883  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened  8 Nov 1883  Church Of New Jerusalem, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Swedenborgian 
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Student 
    Directory  1912  147 Benton St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation  1918  137 Queen St. S., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    secretary and treasurer C. A. Ahrens Co. Ltd. 
    Residence  1918  137 Queen St. S., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Elected Office  1920  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener Council 
    Name  Friedrich Hirsche Ahrens 
    Residence  1975  361 Queen St. S., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-38742P 
    Died  3 Mar 1975  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Buried  Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I38742  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  Charles August Ahrens,   b. 28 Aug 1856, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Laura Emma Hirschy,   b. 20 Dec 1859, , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F10133  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Clara Alberta Heller,   b. 3 Jan 1883, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950 
    Family ID  F35531  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Annette Rebecca Bulmer,   b. 22 Aug 1896, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1983 
    Family ID  F50926  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • AHRENS, Frederick H. - At the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, on Monday, March 3, 1975, after a lengthy illness, Fred H. Ahrens of 361 Queen St. S., Kitchener, aged 91 years. Mr. Ahrens was born in Kitchener, a son of the late Charles Ahrens and the former Emma Hirshey; a life-long resident of the Twin cities, and a member of The Church of the Good Shepherd.

      Along with his father, Mr. Ahrens operated the Ahrens Shoe Company for many years and latterly had been employed in the assessment department of the City of Kitchener. Mr. Ahrens was a member of Grand River Lodge AF and AM and the Kitchener Rotary Club. He served as alderman for the City of Kitchener for the years 1920 to 1924 inclusive. He was formerly active in the Shoe Manufacturers Association.

      Mr. Ahrens is survived by his wife the former Annette Bulmer (Drummond), by two stepdaughters, Betty (Mrs. John Taylor) of Waterloo, and Jean (Mrs. John Mingay) of Kitchener, by a sister Florence Ahrens of Kitchener, and by four grandchildren, Ian and Jane Mingay of Ottawa, and Anne and Larry Taylor of Waterloo. Mr. Ahrens was predeceased by his first wife, the former Clara Heller in 1950, and by a sister Mrs. Lottie Shupe.

      Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after noon on Wednesday. Funeral and committal service in the chapel Thursday, at 2 pm, with Rev. Paul Zacharias officiating. Entombment will be in Woodland mausoleum.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record Mar 4 1975 pg 31

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-11 Page 12.

    2. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian).
      Friedr. Hirsche b. 27 Jun 1883, bapt. 8 Nov 1883 s/o Carl & Emma Ahrens

    3. [S87] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Woodland CC#4510 Internet Link .
      In Loving Memory/ Fred H. Ahrens/ 1883-1975

    4. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 25.

    5. [S1760] Directory - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Vernon's City of Berlin and Town of Waterloo and Bridgeport Directory 1912-13.

    6. [S875] Directory - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1918 - Cairnes Official Directory of the City of Kitchener.

    7. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Frederick H. Ahrens - Mar 4 1975 pg 31.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 27 Jun 1883 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 8 Nov 1883 - Church Of New Jerusalem, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Swedenborgian - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Student - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 1912 - 147 Benton St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - secretary and treasurer C. A. Ahrens Co. Ltd. - 1918 - 137 Queen St. S., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1918 - 137 Queen St. S., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener Council - 1920 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1975 - 361 Queen St. S., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Mar 1975 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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