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Menno R. Erb 

Menno R. Erb[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1842 - 1906

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  • Birth  16 Oct 1842  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
    Gender  Male 
    Business  Brown & Erb 
    • In 1867 C. F. Brown began the manufacture of furniture in West King Street, next to Simpson & Co.'s warehouse. Afterward he bought Paul Schmidt's house, 200 feet east of Gaukel Street, on the south side of King Street. Up to 1880 Joseph Devitt was his partner; then Menno Erb. Brown & Erb made also mattresses and gloves.

      History of Kitchener
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    Religion  1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Mennonite 
    Residence  1864  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Elected Office  1868  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Member of Kitchener Council 
    • 1868, 1871
    Occupation  1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Occupation  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    farmer 
    Occupation  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Farmer 
    Religion  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Manufacturer 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Methodist 
    Residence  1897  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House named Glenhurst
    House named Glenhurst
    image from: Busy Berlin Jubilee Souvenir 1897, published by Berlin News-Record
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    furniture and glove manufacturer 
    Eby ID Number  00032-2950 
    Died  25 Jun 1906  [10
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID  I8656  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Oct 2017 

    Father  Rev. Moses Erb,   b. 6 Aug 1821, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1901, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susannah Rosenberger,   b. 14 Dec 1821, , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1884, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Dec 1841 
    Family ID  F4190  Group Sheet

    Family  Lydia Bricker,   b. 12 May 1847, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1927 
    Married  8 Mar 1864  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 13, 16, 18
    Children 
     1. Malinda Erb,   b. 11 Jun 1865, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1865 OR 26 Sep 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ephraim Bricker Erb,   b. 26 Mar 1867, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931
     3. Maggie S. Erb,   b. 1872, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959
     4. Archibald Clyde Erb,   b. Abt 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lillie Erb,   b. Abt 1877, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Edwin William Erb,   b. 22 Jul 1880, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942
    Family ID  F2533  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Menno Erb, "the eldest in the family, was born October 16th, 1842. He is a partner of the well known firm of Brown & Erb, possessors of one of the finest and most prominent furniture houses in the country. These gentlemen carry a most complete and excellent assortment of furniture, embracing none but the best in quality and of the latest styles. Upholstery is also carried on in connection with their business for which they have employed the most skillful workmen. The firm is also doing an extensive business in the manufacturing of gloves and mitts. Their trade in this line extends all over Canada, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Mr. Erb is a native of this county and is well known in Berlin and surrounding country and much respected by all. In business he is conscientious and honorable, and as a citizen upright. He was married to Lydia Bricker and resides at corner of Foundry and Weber Streets, Berlin. His family consists of four children".1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

  • Sources 
    1. [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..., 654-655.

    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..., 318.

    3. [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..., 203.

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 17 Mar 1864.
      Married 8 Mar 1864 By Rev. Kaessmann, Menno Erb of Berlin was married to Lydia Bricker of Dumfries.

    5. [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..., 654.

    6. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div 13, Page 8.

    7. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, a-2 pg 4.

    8. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-2 Page 4.

    9. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Division 1 Page Number 58 Household Number 270.

    10. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      In loving memory of/ Menno Erb/ born Oct 16, 1842-Died June 25 1906/ also Lydia, his beloved wife/ born May 12, 1847-died Jan 16, 1927/ Rest in peace

    11. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 pg 141.

    12. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 58.

    13. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Menno Erb b. Waterloo res: Berlin Age: 21 born abt 1843 father: Moses mother: Susanna married Lydia Bricker Age:: 16 born abt 1848 b. North Dumfries Spouse res: North Dumfries father: John mother: Susanna married 8 Mar 1864 county: Waterloo

    14. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 9 Page 71.

    15. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 31.

    16. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 17 Mar 1864.
      08 Mar 1864 By Rev. Kaessmann, Menno Erb of Berlin was married to Lydia Bricker of Dumfries.

    17. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, A-2 pg 4.

    18. [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..., 655.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 Oct 1842 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Mar 1864 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Member of Kitchener Council - 1868 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 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 MapsOccupation - furniture and glove manufacturer - 1901 - 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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