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Henry Stoltz Boehmer 

Henry Stoltz Boehmer[1, 2]

Male 1836 - 1904

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  • Birth  17 Dec 1836  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth  20 Dec 1836  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Birth  24 Dec 1836  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Christened  22 Jan 1837  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1858  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Historic Building  1874  104 Church Street, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Original owner Henry Boehmer, built in 1874-1875. 1 1/2 story brick house, in 1978 it was listed as in very good condition.
    Historic Building  1874  63 Church St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Original owner Henry Boehmer, built in 1874-1875. 1 1/2 story brick house, in 1978 it was listed as in very good condition. Apparently by 2003 it was demolished.
    Historic Building  1875  130 Church St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Henry Boehmer was the original owner of this 1 1/2 story brick siding clad house. In 1978 it was listed as in very good condition.
    Elected Office  1878  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener 
    Occupation  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    merchant 
    Occupation  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Store Keeper 
    Religion  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Baptist 
    Business  1890  546 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Berlin & Organ Company - Director 
    Kitchener-BerlinPianoandOrganCo-KingStreetWestandBriethaupt.jpg
    Kitchener-BerlinPianoandOrganCo-KingStreetWestandBriethaupt.jpg
    On corner of King West and Briethaupt St. looking up Breithaut St., Kitchener, ONtario
    Business  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    H. S. Boehmer & Son, importers of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods 
    Berlin-H.S.Boehmer-StoreLetterhead-1890.JPG
    Berlin-H.S.Boehmer-StoreLetterhead-1890.JPG
    Name  H. S. Boehmer 
    Name  Henry S Böhmer  [14
    Name  Henry S. Boehmer 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Baptist 
    Residence  1897  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Maple Hall residence of H. S. Boehmer
    Maple Hall residence of H. S. Boehmer
    From: Busy Berlin Jubilee Souvenir 1897, published by Berlin News-Record
    Retired  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Eby ID Number  00086-5072.1 
    Died  27 Feb 1904  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID  I4488  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Oct 2017 

    Father  Henry Boehmer,   b. 10 Feb 1812,   d. 26 Feb 1880 
    Mother  Magdalena Stoltz,   b. 20 Jan 1816, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Mar 1836  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F8629  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Susannah B. Oberholtzer,   b. 16 Mar 1827, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1890, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Jul 1858  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Malinda Boehmer,   b. 1859, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Abraham O. Boehmer,   b. 17 Jun 1861, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Clara O. Boehmer,   b. 17 Aug 1865, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947
     4. Alma Boehmer,   b. 2 Jan 1867, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1870
     5. Elwin O. Boehmer,   b. 1872, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Walter O. Boehmer,   b. 1877, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F1424  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Margaret Schwendener,   b. 24 May 1844, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1927 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Guth,   b. 10 Jun 1873, , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1951
    Family ID  F9635  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Henry S. Böhmer

      In recent days, death reaped a wealthy harvest in Berlin and area. At noon Saturday, Henry S. Balmer, one of the most prominent citizens of our town passed away. He was born in 1836 on a farm near Berlin, and came to Berlin 36 years ago. He ran a store on the spot where Beck and Schell's shop now stands, and from whose beginnings, gradually, the present Böhmer Company developed. The deceased, in addition, belonged to several other industrial organizations, was active in the expansion of Berlin and had, on his own, approximately 50 residences and other buildings constructed here. He was on city council for two years. His first wife was Anna Oberholtzer, who passed away about 14 years ago. Several years ago, he married Mrs. Margaretha Guth of Milwaukee, Wisc., who survives him, as well as five children from the first marriage, as well as five brothers and one sister. The burial was to have taken place on Tuesday afternoon, after a service in the German Baptist Church, but had to be postponed, because several relatives only reached Berlin late in the evening, because of the snow-fall.1a

      1aBerliner Journal 3 Mar 1904 pg 4 col 3 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk

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      Henry S. Boehmer and Associates



      Henry S. Boehmer, merchant, began business at 16 East King Street, in a store 16 x 20 feet, in 1868. He and his brothers Charles and Philip erected the Dunke block, and in association with them and his brothers August and Herman, the block at 58-62 East King Street. At various times, his four brothers and P. S. Lautenschlager were partners of the store enterprise; and later on, E. D. Lang, Julius Appel, and his sons, A. O. and E. O. Boehmer. The firm dealt in dry-goods and became one of the chief mercantile houses in the county. Mr. H. S. Boehmer broke ground in Alma Street and built six houses in it. Elsewhere in the town he erected upward of fifty homes. At the time of his death he was President of the Dominion Table Company, and a director of the Berlin Piano Company and J. Y. Shantz & Sons. On his deathbed he was told of the Wellesley Railway by-law, just voted on, having lacked three votes of the necessary majority. "What a pity," said he, "I have three votes that would have carried it."2a

      2a
      A History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937, pg 158

  • 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..., 146.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I 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..., 172.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 18.
      Henry BOHMER Birthplace: Canada Age 16 Lutheran b. 17-Dec

    4. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Henry Bohmer, aged 24, res. Waterlo, born Waterloo son of Henry and Helen married 20 Jul 1858 to Susan Oberholtz, aged 22, res. Waterloo, born Waterloo daughter of Abraham and E.

    5. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 13.

    6. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Berlin, Waterloo North, Ontario Family History Library Film 1375901 District 162 Sub-district E Division 1 Page Number 51 Household Number 251.

    7. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      Asleep in Jesus/ Susannah Oberholtzer/ wife of/ H.S. Boehmer/ died Nov. 16, 1890/ aged 51 yrs. 8 mon./ Alma their daugh./ died Oct. 28, 1870/ aged 3 yrs. 9 mo. 26 da./ Boehmer N.W. At rest/ Henry Stoltz Boehmer/ died/ Feb'y. 27, 1904/ aged 67 yrs. 2 mon./ 7 days S.E. Peace perfect peace/ Hannah Unger/ wife of/ Abraham O. Boehmer/ 1864-1933/ Floyd A. son/ 1887-1913 A. Floyd/ son of/ Abram & Hannah/ Boehmer/ 1887-1913 B. Hannah/ wife of/ Abraham O./ Boehmer/ 1864-1933

    8. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 51.

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of Henry S. Böhmer - 3 Mar 1904 pg 4 col 3.

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

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

    12. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library, pg 5.
      Heinrich Boehmer, son of Henry born ____, bapt 22 Jan 1837

    13. [S872] Book - Historic Building Inventory - Kitchener.

    14. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 20 Nov 1890.
      Nov 16, 1890 Susanna Böhmer, née Oberholtzer, wife of Henry S. Böhmer, died in Berlin at age of 51 years & 8 months.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 17 Dec 1836 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 20 Dec 1836 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 24 Dec 1836 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 22 Jan 1837 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1858 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jul 1858 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 1874 - 104 Church Street, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 1874 - 63 Church St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 1875 - 130 Church St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener - 1878 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Keeper - 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 MapsBusiness - Berlin & Organ Company - Director - 1890 - 546 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - H. S. Boehmer & Son, importers of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods - 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 MapsResidence - 1897 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Feb 1904 - 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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