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Charles Andrew Ahrens 

Charles Andrew Ahrens[1, 2]

Male 1827 - 1903

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  • Birth  11 Jul 1827  Hohen-Wesdt, Holstein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Business  Charles A. Ahrens & Sons, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Charles A. Ahrens & Sons 
    Occupation  1854  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    shoemaker 
    Occupation  1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Agent 
    Religion  1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Swedenborgian 
    Religion  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    New Church 
    Retired  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Elected Office  1886  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener 
    Name  C. A. Ahrens 
    Name  Carl Andreas Ahrens 
    Occupation  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Bookkeeper 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Swedenborgian 
    Residence  1897  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-48799P 
    Died  18 Aug 1903  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  I48799  Generations
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2017 

    Father  Ahrens,   b. Abt 1800, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F38662  Group Sheet

    Family  Charlotte Henrietta Roth,   b. CALC 29 Jun 1831, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1896, Kitchener Daily Record Newspaper, Kitchener, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Apr 1854  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Menno Ahrens,   b. 1854, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Wilhelmine "Minnie" Ahrens,   b. 29 Apr 1855, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933
     3. Charles August Ahrens,   b. 28 Aug 1856, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Henry Jacob Ahrens,   b. 2 Mar 1858, Port Elgin, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Helena Ahrens,   b. 1 Nov 1859, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1944, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Carolina "Carrie" Ahrens,   b. 25 Jan 1862, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Louise Ahrens,   b. Dec 1863, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Emma Ahrens,   b. 12 Apr 1865, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Albert Edward Ahrens,   b. 4 Apr 1867, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Laura Ahrens,   b. 8 Feb 1870, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Herman Emmanuel Ahrens,   b. 23 Nov 1871, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1958, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Maria Charlotte "Mary" Ahrens,   b. 26 Jul 1876, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F14767  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Charles Andrew Ahrens
    Charles Andrew Ahrens
    image from Mark Lasso 2013
    Charles Andrew Ahrens
    Charles Andrew Ahrens
    image from Mark Lasso 2013

  • Notes 
    • Carl A. Ahrens

      An old, respected, resident of Berlin died on Tuesday evening in the person of Mr. Carl A. Ahrens. He was born July 11, 1827 in Hohen-Wesdt, Holstein, came to Canada in 1851 and practiced the trade of shoemaker, alternately between here and Port Elgin. He was for many years book-keeper in Breithaupt's Leather Business and also in other businesses in Preston, Toronto, and Hamilton, in the same capacity. The deceased was a conservative, knowledgeable, friendly man and was held in great respect far and wide. For several years, he was city-treasurer and also held other important posts.

      The deceased was affected by a slight stroke on August 8th, which was followed a week ago by additional ones; in the last few days, he was almost completely paralyzed, until death took him on Tuesday evening. He is survived by three sons and seven daughters, as well as one brother and two sisters. Burial will take place on Friday afternoon and 2:00 p.m., after a service in the New Jerusalem Church, at Mount Hope Cemetery. May his memory be blessed!1a

      1aBerliner Journal 20 Aug 1903 pg 4 col 3

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      Charles A. Ahrens & Sons
      , Slipper Factory, Queen Street, Berlin - When merchants or manufacturers have to build or move to new premises of larger dimensions than those they were occupying, it is a sure sign that their business is prospering. Such is the case with Messrs. Charles A. Ahrens & Sons, who manufacture the finer kinds of slippers. These gentlemen have been established in business over four years and a half and have commanded a large measure of success, so much indeed that they found their present place too small for them, and so they have moved into their new establishment on Queen Street, near the corner of King Street. The new premises are 41x100 feet in dimensions and three stories in height. These will be fitted up with al the latest and most improved machinery specially adapted to their line of manufacture. They make slippers in embroidered velvet, fancy plush, fancy repp, superior repp and fine and common repp, the uppers being imported from Germany. They also manufacture repp foxed and tweed foxed slippers, either machine or hand sewed. The firm give employment to thirty-five skilled hands in their factory, and the indications are that this number will have to be increased in the near future, should business continue to increase at its present rate. The gentlemen are enterprising and progressive citizens, and are held in the highest estimation in the community. Messrs Chas. A. Ahrens & Sons are situated on the third flat, used as factory, and part of second floor as warehouse. Mr. C.A. Ahrens is the proprietor of the building, which is partly occupied by Randall & Ross as a wholesale grocery and liquor business.2a

      2aIndustries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 12202-83.
      John SCHNEIDER, 24, shoemaker, Canada, Berlin, s/o Christopher SCHNEIDER & Anna Elizabeth METZ, married Helena AHRENS, 24, Canada, Berlin, d/o Charles A. AHRENS & Henrietta ROTH, witn: Henry ROTH of Preston & Henry AHRENS of Berlin, 8 Nov 1883 at Berlin

    2. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian).
      Carolina b. 25 Jan 1862, bapt. 25 May 1862 d/o Carl & Henrietta Ahrens

    3. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 69.

    4. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 1 Page 5.

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of Carl A. Ahrens - 20 Aug 1903 pg 4 col 3.

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

    7. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Carl Andreas Ahrens, shoemaker of Berlin married 16 Apr 1854 at Greenbush by licence to Charlotte Henriette Roth of Berlin, witnesses: Henry Ahrens of Berlin, Henry Kraeling of Berlin.

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    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Charles A. Ahrens & Sons - - Charles A. Ahrens & Sons, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - shoemaker - 1854 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Apr 1854 - Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Agent - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Swedenborgian - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - New Church - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener - 1886 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bookkeeper - 1891 - 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 MapsResidence - 1897 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Aug 1903 - 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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