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Charles H. Doerr 

Charles H. Doerr

Male 1868 - 1941

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  • Birth  31 Oct 1868  New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1888  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    store clerk 
    Occupation  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Illegible 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Elected Office  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1901
    Famous  Founder of Dare Candy. 
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Manager Biscuit Works 
    Doerr & Co - tin box
    Doerr & Co - tin box
    Waterloo Region Museum
    Occupation  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Manufacturer 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Residence  1941  136 Weber St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  11 Jun 1941  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Website  2009 
    Name  C. H. Dare 
    Name  C. H. Doerr 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-98831P 
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I98831  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  Carl Adam Morris Doerr,   b. 26 Dec 1827, Graveman Krecs Alsfeld, Hessia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1882, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anna Eva Schwaertzel,   b. 25 May 1825, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1889, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F5937  Group Sheet

    Father  Doerr 
    Family ID  F245704  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Susannah Christina Wagner,   b. 14 May 1870, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1928, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Nov 1888  Floradale, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Children 
     1. Webourne Oswell Doerr,   b. 24 Sep 1890, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1918, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F25407  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Anna Maria Henritte Knell,   b. 17 Jan 1873, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1932 
    Married  2 Apr 1930  [6
    Family ID  F34902  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Anna Louisa Glebe,   b. 10 Jul 1891, Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1977, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F34903  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Charles H. Doerr
    Charles H. Doerr
    Berlin Today, official souvenir 1806-1906 printed and published by the News Record
    Charles H. Doerr 1906
    Charles H. Doerr 1906
    From Berlin Today, official souvenir 1806-1906 printed and published by the News Record

  • Notes 
    • Prominent Kitchener Manufacturer Was Ill for Four Weeks

      Charles H. Doerr, prominent Kitchener manufacturer and former Public Utilities Commissioner, died at the K-W Hospital last night following a four-week illness. Death resulted from pneumonia following an operation. Deceased was 72 years old. Born at New Dundee, Oct. 31, 1866, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Doerr, he attended the public school there. He came to Kitchener as a young man and in 1892 founded the firm of C.H. Doerr and Company, confection manufacturers, becoming president of the concern at its incorporation in 1919. As an industrialist be became a member of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association and also of the Kitchener Board of Trade.

      Former Alderman

      Keenly interested in municipal affairs, he was elected to the Town Council in 1900, serving for three years. He retired in 1902. He came back to public life in April, 1919 when he was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Public Utilities Commission caused by the death of D. B. Detweiler. He served continuously until Dec. 31, 1937, when he retired. From 1933 to 1937 he was vice-chairman of the board. In his younger days he took an active interest in sports and was one of the original supporters of hockey. With a group of other men he was responsible for the erection of the Kitchener Auditorium on Queen street south, being one of the original directors. He was also actively identified with baseball, continuing his interest in sports after retiring from active participation in athletic organizations.

      On Church Council

      As a Lutheran he was closely identified with St. Peter's church serving up to the time of his death on the church council. He is survived by his wife Louise Glebe, one grandson, Carl M. Doerr, and one brother, Edward, of this city. Deceased was one of the early members of the old Lancaster Club and he was also a member of the North Waterloo Conservative Association. The funeral will be private from his late residence, 136 Weber street west, at 2.30 Saturday afternoon followed by a public service at St. Peter's Lutheran church at three o'clock. Rev. A. W. Lotz will officiate. Internment will be made at Mount Hope cemetery. The remains will be resting at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home until 10 o'clock when they will be removed to the residence.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record, June 12, 1941

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-3 Page 14.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Susanna Wagner Born: Floradale Ont Age: 18 Est. Birth: abt 1870 Father: Jonas Wagner Mother: Magdalena Anger married Charles Doerr Age:: 20 Est. Birth: abt 1868 Born: Blenheim Tp Oxford CO Father: Charles Doerr Mother: Anna Schuaertzel married 6 Nov 1888 Marriage Place: Waterloo, Floradale

    3. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div.. 21 Page 14.

    4. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      Charles H. Doerr/ Oct 31, 1868/ Jun 11, 1941

    5. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 4 Page 9.

    6. [S1647] Bible - Knell Family Bible (John Frederick Knell).

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 31 Oct 1868 - New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - store clerk - 1888 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Nov 1888 - Floradale, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Illegible - 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 - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manager Biscuit Works - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1941 - 136 Weber St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jun 1941 - 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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