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Mayor Albert Seiling 

Mayor Albert Seiling

Male 1898 - 1970

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  • Prefix  Mayor 
    Birth  17 Mar 1898  Neustadt, Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Business  Seiling Chicken Hatchery, Elmira, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elected Office  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor - Elmira 
    Invention  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Seiling Hatchery Egg Incubator 
    • Display at Waterloo Region Museum 2011
    Seiling Hatchery Egg Incubator
    Seiling Hatchery Egg Incubator
    Religion  1911  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Occupation  1921  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    shoemaker 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-72048 
    Died  28 Dec 1970  Petrolia, Lambton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I72048  Generations
    Last Modified  29 Aug 2017 

    Father  John A. Seiling,   b. 8 May 1866, Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1951, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Losch,   b. Nov 1865, Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953 
    Married  15 Mar 1892  Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F22356  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Gladys Evelyn Jarvis,   b. 15 Sep 1909, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 2000, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Trevor John Jarvis,   d. 21 Jan 2015, Listowel, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F12648  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Edna Viola MacKie,   b. 31 Jan 1897, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1974, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Sep 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. E. Jean Seiling
     2. Elizabeth Ruth "Bette" Seiling,   b. Abt 1921, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2000
     3. Donald Clarence Ira Seiling,   b. 20 Dec 1923, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1992
     4. Dorothy Gladys Seiling,   b. 29 Jan 1925, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1925, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Shirley Seiling,   b. 6 Jun 1929,   d. 17 Jul 2008, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F24223  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Albert Seiling dies of crash injuries By Record Staff Writer

      ELMIRA - Albert Seiling, 72, of Elmira died Monday at Pe- trolia Hospital from injuries suf- fered in an accident near Sarnia a week ago. A former mayor of Elmira, Mr. Seiling was born in Carrick Township March 17, 1898, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Seiling. He had been a Holstein breeder and, until his retire- ment in 1967, was proprieter of Seiling Chicken Hatchery here.

      Surviving besides his wife the former Edna Mackie, are one son Donald of Elmira; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Bette) Musselman, Mrs. Carl (Jean) Trapp and Mrs. Ronald (Shirley) Braid, all of Elmira; a brother, Gordon of Elmira; three sisters, Mrs. William (Margaret) Forester of Poole and Mrs. Herbert (Rose) Oerhr- ing (sic) and Lila Seiling, both of Elmira; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

      The body will be at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor until Thursday at noon when removal will be made to Zion United Church for a service at 3 p.m. with Rev. M.E. Reuber officiating. Burial will be in Elmira cemetery

      ____________________________

      l Have a Dream! After World War ll, John Gotdi, was a disenchanted civil servant in Switzerland. By 1950 he had two more children after Hans, Heidi, and Fred. He dreamed of a better life for them in a land far from the sectarian strife of war-torn Europe.

      THE GOOD OLD DAYS BEFORE CANADA

      His private passion was raising champion chickens as a hobby, in an enclosure behind the apartment buitding in which his family lived. His prize Mechelners won awards all over Switzerland for their laying prowess. Hardly a picture was taken in those post-war years which didn't feature chickens, chickens with kids, or kids with chickens. Below with Hans (John), who does not seem to be contemplating a career in the chicken business. Slowly a dream to turn his hobby into a profession became an obsession to move to Canada which was advertising itself as the perfect place for men of means who had initiative, were independent, self-reliant, and who were willing to work in agriculture like John Goldi clearly was. Above and right Hans (John), the otdest, Heidi and Fred, posed for their studio portraits taken in their "going to Canada" out?ts. ....

      Albert Selling: Because of John Goldi's reputation as a breeder of champion chickens, famous Elmira chicken mogut Albert Semng, sponsored him to Canada, and John went to work for him for a few months in a hatchery Albert bought hockey sticks for Fred and John, who learned the national sport of their new country on the streets of Elmira. Though Aibert had tried his best, neither John or Fred made it to the NHL. (But Albert's grandson Rod, who was six years old, at the time, did. With typical modesty he always said he learned everything he knew from the Goldi boys.) But wage employment was not what Dad wanted. So he bought a farm with his lite sayings. Aberfeldy Dream Farm: Goldi brought his family to a farm at Aberfeldy, between London and Chatham, in February 1950 .....

      John & Ruth Goldi Farm, Aberfeldy, Ontario - 1950-57 . (2016). Thecanadasite.com. Retrieved 2 October 2016, from http://thecanadasite.com/places/houses6_goldi.html

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      In Memory Of/ Albert Seiling/ Mar. 17, 1898/ Dec. 28, 1970/ Husband Of/ Edna Viola Mackie/ Jan. 31, 1897/ July 20, 1974/ Spine -Seiling

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Albert Seiling Born: Village of Nenstadt Gray CO Age: 23 Est. Birth: abt 1898 Father: John A Seiling Mother: Elizabeth Losch Seiling married Edna V MacKie Age:: 24 Est. Birth: abt 1897 Born: Village of Winterboune Waterloo Co. Father: John A MacKie Mother: Elizabeth Millard MacKie married 6 Sep 1921 Marriage Place: Waterloo, Kitchener

    3. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Pg 6.

    4. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Div. 48 Pg. 6.

    5. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, (1898), Albert Sieling..
      Albert Sieling. b. 17 Mar 1898 Normanby s/o John Sieling & Elizabeth Losch

    6. [S1662] Waterloo Region Museum Waterloo Region Museum.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 17 Mar 1898 - Neustadt, Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - - Seiling Chicken Hatchery, Elmira, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor - Elmira - - Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInvention - Seiling Hatchery Egg Incubator - - Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - shoemaker - 1921 - Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Sep 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Dec 1970 - Petrolia, Lambton Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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