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Reinhold Lang 

Reinhold Lang[1, 2]

Male 1818 - 1883

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  • Birth  3 Sep 1818  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  1847  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation  1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    tanner 
    Elected Office  1859  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1859-61, 1865, 1874, 1877
    Occupation  1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Tanner 
    Religion  1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Roman Catholic 
    Possessions  1880  410 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Sold to Bruno Schmidt
    Occupation  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Tanner 
    Religion  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Roman Catholic 
    Died  13 Oct 1883  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    Cause: bladder infection 
    Historic Building  2006  151 Charles St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lang Tannery redevelopment 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region  Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    tanner 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-75939P 
    Person ID  I75939  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Mar 2017 

    Father  John Lang,   b. 1791, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F38323  Group Sheet

    Family  Barbara Vogt,   b. 10 Mar 1822, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1890, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Margaret Lang,   b. 18 Jul 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1928
     2. William H. Lang,   b. 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. George Charles Henry Lang,   b. 13 Aug 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1936
     4. John Adolph Lang,   b. 1 Feb 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1926, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. August R. Lang,   b. 4 May 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Joseph F. Lang,   b. CALC 25 Mar 1859, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1880, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. ? Lang,   b. 1860, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ida Lang,   b. CALC 30 May 1861, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1861, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F21085  Group Sheet

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    Reinhold Lang
    Reinhold Lang
    Reinhold Lang
    Reinhold Lang
    from Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

  • Notes 
    • The founder of The Lang Tanning Company Limited, Reinhold Lang, came to Berlin (now Kitchener) from a small village in the German Rhineland with his eldest son George, and established a small tannery in 1849. The tannery was located on Foundry (now Ontario) Street in Berlin, and was moved to an area between Wilmot (now Victoria) and Francis Streets after fire destroyed the original plant. This area was chosen because there was a natural spring there that could be used as water supply for the tannery. The Lang Tanning Company then went on to become the largest sole leather producer in the British Empire, and Reinhold Lang, who was also a member of the Berlin Council in 1859, became a prominent local citizen. During the First World War, Lang Tanning produced huge amounts of saddle material, and in the Second World War it supplied sole leather and leather linings for aircraft gasoline tanks. The company discontinued operations as a tannery in 1954 due to competition from synthetic materials, but kept its five-acre downtown site and complex of 35 buildings until 1974, when the property was sold to Ball Brothers Limited (a Kitchener contracting firm). In 1954, at the time that the Lang Tanning Company ceased operations, Jerome Lang was president, and Reinhold (Bun) Lang was Chairman of the Board. In 1974, at which time the President of the company was Reinhold (Bun) Lang, the company held a final meeting where they wound up business: the payment of bills, the disposition of assets, and the surrender of the 1917 charter to the Federal Government.1a

      1aUniversity of Waterloo website rarebook collection (2009) http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/discipline/SpecColl/archives/LangTanning.html

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      Digital hub to set up shop in Tannery building

      March 02, 2010 By Rose Simone, Record staff

      KITCHENER - It's official. The new centre that is being created to foster the development of the digital media economy in Waterloo Region will make its home in the redeveloped historic Lang Tannery building in downtown Kitchener. After months of speculation the centre would be a tenant in the Tannery building, it was officially announced today that The Communitech Hub: Digital Media and Mobile Accelerator, more commonly known as The Hub, will lease 30,000 square feet of space in the building at Victoria and Joseph streets.
      The building, owned by Toronto-based developer Candan, has been undergoing a massive $30-million redevelopment. The digital hub is expected to move in this summer.

      The centre will partly be an incubator to grow early stage companies that are developing new digital media products, said Kevin Tuer, vice-president of digital media for Communitech, a technology association in Waterloo Region. In addition to the 5,700 square feet of space devoted to the new enterprises, the centre will also have 3,000 square feet of "partner lab space" for large established technology companies, such as Christie Digital, Open Text, Agfa Healthcare and Research in Motion, Tuer said. They will use the space to showcase technologies and foster potential partnerships with the startups.

      "It is all about spurring innovation," said Tuer, also director of the Canadian Digital Medial Network. "The larger, established companies might give them a platform from which they can build out and roll out their products." "There is a lot of excitement building around the creation of an environment where some of these relationships can take hold," he said. "We are already getting interest in terms of companies willing to move in." Digital media is being broadly defined to include not just computer games and social media, but also digital tools that can help health care, finance, mineral exploration and other sectors collect, organize and visualize data.

      The centre will also be used for events. There will be space for speakers and meetings, state-of-the-art videoconferencing capabilities and experts on hand to help the new businesses grow. The digital media centre will open sometime this summer, Tuer said. It will operate using a similar model as the Accelerator Centre in the University of Waterloo Research and Development Park, Tuer said. The centre in Kitchener is part of a larger digital media hub that includes the University of Waterloo Stratford Institute in Stratford, which will graduate students who will work in digital media.

      The centre in Kitchener represents an investment of more than $100 million, Tuer said, with money and in-kind donations being pledged over the next five years by the Ontario and federal governments, the City of Kitchener and industry partners. Businesses will also pay a fee to have a space in the hub, Tuer said. "Our intent is to have it be self-sustaining." With the global digital media market expected to grow into a $2.2 trillion industry, the various levels of government are keen to have Canada and Ontario primed to grab part of that market. "I think this is the next step in our evolution," Tuer said. 2a

      2aThe Waterloo Record 2 Mar 2010

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      REINHOLD LANG, one of the oldest and most respected German inhabitants of the city of Berlin, died quite unexpectedly at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning of a bladder infection, from which he had been suffering for about a week. A native of Waibstadt, Baden, he emigrated to America with his wife in 1847, arrived in Berlin after a short stay in the United States, and began here the tanning business, on a small scale, on the spot where the Canadian Block now stands. After several years, he founded the present large tannery, which he has managed in recent times, together with his eldest son. A large number of friends and acquaintances, who had, in part, come from great distances, followed his funeral procession Tuesday, to the church and the graveside.3a

      3aBERLINER JOURNAL- October 18,1883. (p.4 - col. 1), translated by the Kitchener Public Library

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 2 Dec 1880.
      Nov. 28, 1880 Joseph Lang, son of Reinhold Lang, died in Berlin of consumption at age of 21 years, 8 months & 3 days. (Long poem follows)

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 6 Feb 1890.
      Jan29, 1890 Barbara Lang, née Vogt, widow of Reinhold Lang who died 6 years ago, died in Berlin at age of 67 years & 10 months. (poem follows)

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 12.
      Reinhold LANG Tanner Germany 34 Roman Catholic b. 3-Sep
      Barbara LANG Germany 30 Roman Catholic b. 10-Mar
      Margareth LANG Canada 3 Roman Catholic b. 18-Jul
      George H. LANG Canada 1 Roman Catholic b. 13-Apr

    4. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 73.

    5. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 3 Page 23.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of Reinhold Lang - October 18,1883.

    7. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 18 Oct 1883.
      13 Oct 1883 Reinhold Lang died in Berlin at age of 65 years, 1 month & 10 days

    8. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 12.

    9. [S1535] Report - An Inventory of Industrial Buildings of Architectural/Historical Significance in the City of Kitchener, p. pg 12 - report of 410 King St. W..

    10. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 3 Sep 1818 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1847 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - tanner - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener - 1859 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tanner - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - 1880 - 410 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tanner - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: bladder infection - 13 Oct 1883 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - Lang Tannery redevelopment - 2006 - 151 Charles St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - tanner - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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