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Charles B. Dunke 

Charles B. Dunke[1]

Male 1861 - 1937

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  • Birth  16 Sep 1861  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Baptist 
    Residence  1886  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Grocer 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Baptist 
    Elected Office  1895  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1895, 1906, 1908-09, 1911-12, 1915-16
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Grocer 
    Residence  1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Retail Merchant, Grocery Store 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Baptist 
    Elected Office  1912  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    City of Kitchener Councillor 
    Name  C. B. Dunke 
    Eby ID Number  00127-7823.1 
    Died  27 Aug 1937  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I40665  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Mar 2017 

    Father  Reinhardt Dunke,   b. 6 Feb 1836, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1907 
    Mother  Magdalena Boehmer,   b. 12 Oct 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1895, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Apr 1860  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F6125  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Emma L. Weaver,   b. 14 Aug 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  14 Sep 1886  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Children 
     1. Roy Dunke
     2. Bessie Lee Dunke,   b. 22 Mar 1894, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Kenneth C. Dunke,   b. 5 Jun 1896, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Dunke,   b. Nov 1906, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F4697  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Emma Weaver,   b. 1864, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Sep 1886  [6
    Children 
     1. Roy Dunke,   b. 1887, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F245066  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    C. B. Dunke
    C. B. Dunke
    From: Berlin Celebration of Cityhood - Issued by Authority of the City. Berlin Ontario, Issued in Commemoration of its Celebration of Cityhood July 17th 1912.

  • Notes 
    • Charles B. Dunke
      Was in Business Nearly 50 years Veteran Grocery Merchant, ill only few days, was in his 77th year ill only since Wednesday, Charles B. Dunke, 73 Benton St., a merchant for nearly 50 years in this city, retiring only last December died at his residence today in his 77th year. Mr. Dunke was born on a farm near Berlin in 1861, a son of the late Reinhart Dunke and Lena Boehmer. He was married on Sept. 2, 1886 to Miss Emma L. Weaver, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Amos Weaver, by Rev. G. Plowman at United Brethren Church. On Sept 2, 1936, they observed their golden wedding anniversary. The year after he was married he established his grocery business on King St. from which he retired at the end of 1936, after nearly 50 years of continued activity. He had the distinction of having been in business longer than any other King St. merchant. The deceased in five decades of business saw many changes in the city. When he first opened his store King St. was a gravel road, he saw the first pavement constructed, the street railway built, and the waterworks established. When he was of the younger merchants, streets and stores were lighted by coal oil lamps and each night at sun down business men of the day paused a moment watching for the lamp lighter to make his rounds. Mr. Dunke also experienced a great revolution in the grocery business since the day when he opened his store. At that time farmers dealings with the store were all in the way of trading. Today, although not eliminated, this system has been greatly curtailed. The deceased also served the community in a public capacity, having been a member of city council at various times. He was an active member of Benton St. Baptist Church, of which he was a former trustee. Surviving are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. E.E. Jacques, Colbourg, Mrs. I. G. Imrie, Kitchener, one son Kenneth, Toronto, one brother, Edwin Dunke, Kitchener, one sister, Ida Dunke, also of Kitchener and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 2:30 to Mount Hope Cemetery for interment.1a

      1aKitchener Daily Record: Friday Aug 27, 1937, Page 3

  • 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..., 591.

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-8 Page 2.

    3. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 66.

    4. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 22 Pg. 6.

    5. [S350] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Daily Record 1919-1947, Obituary of Charles B. Dunke - Aug 27, 1937, Page 3.

    6. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 11.

    7. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 23 Sep 1886.
      September 14, 1886 Charles Dunke & Emma Weber, both of Berlin, were married by Rev. Geo. Plowman, Berlin.

    8. [S1775] Berlin: Celebration of Cityhood, pg 36..

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917).
      September 14, 1886 Charles Dunke & Emma Weber, both of Berlin, were married by Rev. Geo. Plowman, Berlin.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 Sep 1861 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1886 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Sep 1886 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Grocer - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener - 1895 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Grocer - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1906 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Retail Merchant, Grocery Store - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - City of Kitchener Councillor - 1912 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Aug 1937 - 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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