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Charles Kappler Hagedorn
Male 1859 - 1921


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  • Birth  5 Feb 1859  Williamsburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Business  Berlin Suspender and Button Factory, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Club Membership  masons 
    Religion  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Occupation  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Merchant 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Elected Office  1895  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1895, 1897
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    suspender manufacturer 
    Public Service  1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Council of the Baord of Trade 
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    Name  C. K. Hagedorn 
    Occupation  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Manager, Suspender Factory 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Residence  1921  194 Frederick St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-95608P 
    Died  1921 
    Person ID  I95608  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  Ernst Adolph Philip Hagedorn,   b. 1822, Blumberg, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Maria Kappler,   b. 1829, Spessbach, Rhein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1903, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Apr 1849  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F24866  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Emily Cairnes,   b. 1 Jan 1858, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Lloyd Elma Hagedorn,   b. 20 May 1890, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Grover Cairnes Hagedorn,   b. 30 Dec 1893, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Edna Aleen Hagedorn,   b. 29 Aug 1895, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F24667  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Emily Cairnes,   b. 1857, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Lloyd Hagedorn,   b. 1889, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F247343  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • CHARLES KAPPLER HAGEDORN.

      Various commercial and manufacturing interests contribute to the material growth and development of Berlin, including the Berlin Suspender & Button Company, of which Charles Kappler Hagedorn is the head. His life record began on the 5th of February, 1859, in the township of Waterloo, five miles south of Berlin, his parents being Ernest A. P. and Maria (Kappler) Hagedorn, the former a native of Hanover, Germany, and the latter of Bavaria. Ernest Hagedorn was but twelve years of age when he came to Ontario, having previously been left an orphan by the death of his parents. In 1831 he became a resident of Waterloo county, where he worked at farm labor and when his diligence and economy made possible the purchase of land he began farming on his own account and continued in that line of activity until his death, which occurred in 1875, when he was fifty six years of age. He was one of the early settlers, clearing the home farm of one hundred acres from the bush and meeting with all of the usual experiences, hardships and privations of pioneer life. He persevered in his labor, however, and aided in reclaiming a wild region for the purposes of civilization. His place was on the Bechtel tract near the village of Williamsburg, about five miles south of Berlin. For many years Mr. Hagedorn served as school trustee of his district.

      Charles K. Hagedorn was reared to farm life, early becoming familiar with the duties and labors that fall to the lot of the agriculturist. He attended the public schools at Williamsburg, completing his studies when eighteen years of age, and in the fall of 1877 he began teaching school, continuing in that profession until 1884. He afterward turned his attention to merchandising as a traveling salesman throughout the province and was thus engaged until 1889, when he began the manufacture of suspenders and buttons in connection with J. R. Stouffer under the name of the J. R. Stouffer Company, Limited. They carried on business until 1895, when they dissolved partnership. Mr. Hagedorn then formed the Berlin Suspender & Button Company and under this name has since carried on business. In 1900 he erected the present plant on King street East, a brick building two storey and basement, forty by eighty feet. Here he employs thirty-five operatives in the manufacture of buttons and suspenders, which are sold to the trade throughout the Dominion. He has built up an excellent reputation for the quality of his goods and reliability in business affairs and is meeting with a measure of success which is the merited reward of his enterprise and labor.

      Mr. Hagedorn has served as a member of the Berlin municipal council. He was chairman of the original commission which succeeded in taking over and rebuilding the present electric light and gas plant under municipal ownership. He likewise belongs to the Board of Trade and has served for two years as its president. Previous to this time the organization had had but little or no force, but during his presidency it was developed into a very influential institution, having marked effect on the public life of the town, Mr. Hagedorn being the moving spirit in bringing about this change. In 1889 occurred the marriage of the subject of this review and Miss Emily Cairnes, a daughter of John Cairnes of Berlin, who was one of the pioneers of North Easthope. They have three children : Lloyd Elmo, Grover Cairnes and Edna Aleen. The family attend the services of the Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. Hagedorn is a member. He votes with the Reform party and belongs to the Ancient Order of United Workmen, the Ancient Order of Foresters and the Woodmen of the World. In business affairs he displays promptness and notable reliability, meeting every obli- gation that devolves upon him and keeping in touch with the trend of modern progress.2a

      2aA History of Ontario: its resources and development

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, a-2 pg 12.

    2. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div 35 Page 16.

    3. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 68.

    4. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 63.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 5 Feb 1859 - Williamsburg (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener - 1895 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - suspender manufacturer - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Council of the Baord of Trade - 1906 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manager, Suspender Factory - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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