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David C. Kuntz 

David C. Kuntz

Male 1819 - 1892

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  • Birth  4 Jun 1819  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Brewer 
    Religion  1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Elected Office  1866  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Councillor - Waterloo City 
    Elected Office  1876  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Councillor - Waterloo 
    Historic Building  Abt 1880  156 King St. S., Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Kuntz-Eckert House 
    • Built circa 1880 by Brewer David Kuntz on property acquired in 1856, from John Hoffman, it became the property of Anna Eckert in 1898 and it remained in her possession until her death. There have subsequently been three owners since 1977. The present owners are Krafa Consultants and Management Inc.
      The house is a good example of a mid to late 19th century merchant's home. The two-storey yellow brick structure shows significant Italianate influences, emphasized in the elaborate roof brackets and the two storey projecting bay, with segmentally arched windows. The door is enhanced by its side-lights with a blind transom, which may be authentic or an early replacement for the glass that would normally be here. The porch retains its original detailing below the roof which is supported by chamfered porch posts. The house makes an interesting comparison to the Kuntz-Labatt house across the street.
      The west facade and the north and south facades, ending at the one storey portion, of this historical Waterloo home received designation as a Heritage Landmark for its historic and architectural value1a

      1aDesignated Properties www. waterloo.ca
    Occupation  1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Brewer 
    Religion  1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Catholic 
    Historic Building  Abt 1885  167 King St. S., Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Kuntz-Labatt 
    • The Kuntz-Labatt's House, which now holds offices and meeting rooms for the adjacent Edward R. Good Funeral Home, was built in the mid 1880s.
      The brewery with which the home has long been associated was begun by David Kuntz in 1844. The oldest portions of the business date from 1864. By 1910, the Kuntz Brewery had grown to become Ontario's second largest brewery. Although the enterprise was sold to Carling's in 1929, the Kuntz name was retained until 1940. Colonel Hugh J. Heasley, Manager of Carling's lived in the home from 1944 until his death in 1978. The brewery was demolished in 1993.
      Three impressive homes were built by Kuntz for family members on this site. The designated building is the only one remaining. All had similar important architectural features. Although early renovations have somewhat changed the structure, the home achieves a balanced design through the careful placement of windows, doors and Italianate features such as the paired brackets and round-headed windows in the gable. The verandahs, each supported by slender columns, are typical of late nineteenth century architecture.
      The Kuntz-Labatt's house is both historically significant and architecturally attractive. For these reasons, the entire exterior was noted in the designation.1a

      1aDesignated Properties www. waterloo.ca
    House  81 Norman St., Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    moved "Nixon House" 
    • David Kuntz founded the Spring Brewery (later renamed the L. Kuntz Park Brewery) in 1844. When he undertook one of the many expansions of his company's premises, on property to the south-west of King and William Streets, he moved this one-and-a-half-storey frame house westward by horse team to its present location.
    Occupation  1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gentleman 
    Religion  1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Roman Catholic 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-43324 
    Died  11 Jul 1892  [3
    Buried  Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I43324  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  Kuntz,   b. Abt 1780, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F232845  Group Sheet

    Family  Magdalena Brandt,   b. 1 Jan 1833, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1903 
    Married  12 Jun 1848  St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Councillor Ludwig "Louis" Kuntz,   b. 4 Jun 1852, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1891, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Heinrich "Henry" Kuntz,   b. 8 Feb 1854, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1902, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Katharina Kuntz,   b. 30 Aug 1857, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Karl "Charles" Kuntz,   b. 22 Dec 1859, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1883
     5. Katharina Kuntz,   b. CALC Aug 1862, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1862, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Catharine Kuntz,   b. CALC 19 Jul 1863, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1864, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Carolina Kuntz,   b. CALC 19 Jul 1863, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1864, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Helena Kuntz,   b. 1864, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Magdelena "Lena" Kuntz,   b. 14 Feb 1864, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1929, Coral Gables, Miami-Dade, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Anna Kuntz,   b. 19 Jan 1868, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Sophia Carolina Kuntz,   b. 30 Aug 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1902, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Catherine Kuntz,   b. 20 Aug 1870, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1953, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Gustav Ludwig Kuntz,   b. 4 Apr 1872, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1946, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     14. Catharina Kuntz,   b. 1874, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F11318  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    David Kuntz
    David Kuntz
    Founder of Kuntz Brewery

  • Sources 
    1. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 1 Page 28.

    2. [S1885] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1861, Waterloo 1861 Dist. 2 Page 17.

    3. [S370] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope Roman Catholic CC#4517 Internet Link .
      West: David Kuntz/ died July 11, 1892/ aged 73 yrs. 1 m. 7 days/ Magdalena/ Brandt/ wife of D. Kuntz/ died Oct.7, 1903/ aged 71 yrs 9 m 6 days/ Kuntz/
      South: Catha. Brandt died/ April 3, 1885/ aged 78 yrs/
      East: Catharine/ died Mar. 17, 1864/ aged 7 mo. 27 d's/ Carolina/ died Mar. 17, 1864/ aged 7 mo. 27 ds./ Charles/ died Aug. 6, 1883/ aged 23 yrs./ children of/ D & C Kuntz/
      (A) Carolina (B) Katharina (C) Charles (D) Granma (E) Mother (F) Father (G) Eunice U. Kuntz/ 1913-1990/ beloved wife of/ Marcus M. Ide/ rest in love/ (H) Marcus M. Ide/ 1910-1962/ rest in peace/

    4. [S2418] aaaa CensusTown of Waterloo 1891 Sect. 3, Section 3 Page 48.

    5. [S873] Wateloo City - designated properties list, ), Bean-Wright House..

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 4 Jun 1819 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jun 1848 - St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Brewer - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo City - 1866 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo - 1876 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - Kuntz-Eckert House - Abt 1880 - 156 King St. S., Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Brewer - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Catholic - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - Kuntz-Labatt - Abt 1885 - 167 King St. S., Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse - moved "Nixon House" - - 81 Norman St., Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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