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Jerome Colwell Dietrich 

Jerome Colwell Dietrich

Male 1838 - 1925

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  • Birth  2 Apr 1838  Victor, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1875  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    saw manufacturer 
    Occupation  1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Manufacturer 
    Business  1884  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Maple Leaf Saw Works 
    Shurly & Dietrich Saws in 1901
    Shurly & Dietrich Saws in 1901
    Interesting Life Story  business, education, mill, 
    Name  J. C. Dietrich 
    Occupation  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Saw Maker 
    Religion  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Anglican 
    Occupation  1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Manufacturer 
    Residence  90 Kenmore Ave., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    90 Kenmore Ave home of Jerome C. Dietrich
    90 Kenmore Ave home of Jerome C. Dietrich
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-65751 
    Died  6 Oct 1925  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I65751  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Nov 2018 

    Family  Selena Palmer,   b. 16 Jul 1852, Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1934 
    Family ID  F17182  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Jerome C. Dietrich was born and raised on a farm near Rochester, New York. He attended Clover Street Seminary & Webster Academy. At age 18 received a permit to teach. Taught 5 winters at Victor, New York. He entered the saw business with D. R. Barton of Rochester, New York. In 1866 he became a traveller for the J. Flint Co. of Rochester after being offered another job, his employer countered with a raise and part ownership. As a result of a disagreement he sold his ownership and with other owner Cosmos J. Shurly came to Galt to set up their own company in 1873. They formed Shurly-Dietrich Ltd to manufacture the Maple Leaf brand saws. In 1877 he invented the lance tooth cross cut saw with was the world's fastest shipped over the world. He eventually bought out the entire company and also serve the city of Galt on its council, hospital trust, horse show.

      Cambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

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      Shurley & Dietrich, manufacturers of saws, plastering trowels, &c. Mr. Shurley was born in London, England, in 1834, and has resided here since 1873. Mr. J. C. Dietrich is a native of Ontario County, New York State. Born, 1838, and came here the same year as his partner.

      Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-9 Page 14.

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 10.

    3. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Jerome C. Dietrich b. 2 Apr 1838 Victor, N. Y., occ manufacturer, d. 6 Oct 1925 Galt, s/o Jacob Dietrich (b. US) & Caldwell, informant Percy G. Dietrich (son), cause: haemiplegia, senile debility & old age

    4. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 152.

    5. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Gertrude Olive Dietrich Date of Birth: 21 Oct 1875 Gender: Female Birth County: Waterloo Father's Name: Jerome C Dietrich (saw manufacturer of Galt) Mother's Name: Selina Palmer

    6. [S1430] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1884-1885 "Waterloo County Gazetteer and Directory for 1884-1885".

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 2 Apr 1838 - Victor, Ontario, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - saw manufacturer - 1875 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Maple Leaf Saw Works - 1884 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Saw Maker - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Anglican - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 90 Kenmore Ave., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Oct 1925 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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