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Conrad Fenner
Male 1839 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Birth  10 Apr 1839  , Hessen Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  1859  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration  1860  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Naturalization  1860  [1
    Residence  1863  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Naturalization  1866  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Historic Building  1867  20 Menno St., Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    McLaughlin House 
    • The McLaughlin House was built by local carpenter and Deputy Fire Chief Conrad Fenner in 1867.
      Frame houses of this age are relatively rare in local urban settings since brick houses were encouraged by the enactment of fire regulations restricting wooden construction. The three-bay home, which stands on a foundation of granite fieldstone, has a central hall and balanced fenestration. The entrance is highlighted by a classical pediment, tympanum and fluted half columns which frame the paneled front door. The plank construction of the house is evident in the attic. Fenner, a talented joiner, enlarged the building from one-and-a-half to two-stories in 1886. Evidence of the change may be seen in the diagonal cuts on each of the four vertical corner trim pieces where they were spliced to accommodate the second storey. Vertical boards, two inches by twenty one inches are nailed to the horizontal ones. Siding covers the planks on the exterior, while lath and plaster does the same on the interior.
      The west, north and south facades of the McLaughlin house, was designated as a well preserved example of wooden construction.1a

      1aDesignated Properties www. waterloo.ca
    Occupation  1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Carpenter 
    Religion  1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Elected Office  1884  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Councillor - Waterloo 
    Occupation  1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Carpenter 
    Religion  1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Occupation  1901  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Labourer Distillery 
    Occupation  1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Carpenter, Distillery 
    Religion  1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-44582 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I44582  Generations
    Last Modified  7 Dec 2017 

    Father  Johannes "John" Fenner,   b. CALC 2 Feb 1809, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1887, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catherine Zeulauf,   b. 1811, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1881 
    Family ID  F28462  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Becker,   b. 8 Apr 1843, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Fenner,   b. 1870, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Fenner
     3. Elisa Fenner,   b. 9 Aug 1864, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Catherine Fenner,   b. 1875, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Henry Fenner,   b. 21 Jan 1868, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. John Fenner,   b. 1869, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Dora Fenner,   b. 1881, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Jacob Fenner,   b. 7 Feb 1872, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Catharine Fenner,   b. 29 Jul 1875, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1931, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Conrad Fenner,   b. 17 Jun 1878, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Emma Dorothea Fenner,   b. 19 Oct 1881, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Albert Fenner,   b. 27 Sep 1886, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Effie Fenner,   b. 23 Dec 1895, , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F11593  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-6 Page 11.

    2. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Conrad Fenner b. Hessen res: Waterloo Village Age: 24 born abt 1839 father: John mother: Catherine Zulauf married Eliza Becker Age:: 21 born abt 1842 b. North Easthope Township Spouse res: North Easthope Township father: John mother: Eliza Daub married 15 Dec 1863 county: Waterloo

    3. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 2 Page 27.

    4. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 44 Pg. 4.

    5. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Town of Waterloo 1891 Sect. 4 Page 17.

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

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 10 Apr 1839 - , Hessen Darmstadt, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1859 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1860 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1863 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 1866 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - McLaughlin House - 1867 - 20 Menno St., Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo - 1884 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer Distillery - 1901 - Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter, Distillery - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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