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101 "(From the History of Lower Salford Township, by James V. Heckler.) Among the early Mennonites who came to Pennsylvania was one named Gerhardt Clemens, (Notes taken from his diary which he kept in the German Language, showing that his father's name was Jacob, and that Gerhardt, the old pioneer, was born in Germany in 1680. On March 8th, 1709, he settled with his brother John Clemens, for goods purchased in his store. This shows that he had a brother named John who, according to tradition, had settled in New York where he was engaged as a merchant. It is also said that he had a brother named Jacob who had settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania.) son of Jacob Clemens, arrived at Philadelphia in 1709. He settled in Skippack, Montgomery County, where he, February 14th, 1718, purchased, of David Powell, a tract of land containing 300 acres, situated on the north-east branch of the Perkiomen Creek. After the purchase was made the old progenitor cleared away the forest and erected his log cabin on the west side of the small stream aforesaid. He soon made additional purchases of land. We find in April, 1734, he was the owner of 690 acres of land. In 1726 he built the first grist mill in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County. (The mill was built along a hill. The front was two stories high while the back was only one story. The mill was pulled down in 1823.) To Gerhardt and his wife Ann, were born three sons named III Abraham, III Jacob, and III John, and several daughters, the name of one was III Ann."

The descendants of III Jacob and his wife, Barbara, are quite numerous in Montgomery and other counties of Pennsylvania. He (Jacob) resided on part of his father's farm while III John, his brother received the mill and part of the old farm. He had a family of several children, one son named IV Gerhardt. No information has been received in regard to the daughters of II Gerhardt's, family. We shall now follow the descendants of the oldest son of II Gerhardt"

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Clemens, Gerhardt (I15414)
102 "(New Dundee) - The death occurred at his home at Ancaster Tuesday of Lafayette VanSickle aged 77years. A native of Alberton, he lived in the Canadian west for many years where he operated a store at Airdrie, Alta.

He is survived by his wife, the former Edna Cassel of New Dundee; three sons, Calvin of Dundas, Marvin of Burlington and Lincoln of Grimsby; three daughters, Mrs. Hardie (Aileen) Clarin of Calgary, Alta.; Mrs. Fred (Muriel) Henderson of Vancouver, B.C. and Mrs. James (Heloise) Lorimer of Airdrie, Alta.; nine grandchildren and three sisters and four brothers.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity United Church near Alberton. Interment will be made in the White Brick Church Cemetery. The body is resting at the Mitson Funeral Home in Dundas."

KW Record obit. of Thurs., Feb. 7, 1952


Children :
1.Marjorie Aileen b.Oct. 13, 1908, d.Sept. 6, 1987; married Charles Hardie Clarin b.Nov. 9, 1899, d.Dec. 27, 1964

2. Margaret Muriel b.Sept. 22, 1909; d.1984; married Frederick Henderson b.Apr. 25, 1907, d.Aug. 3, 1980; 3 children

3. Calvin Leroy b.April 23, 1911; married Edith Slater Deyman b.Apr. 30, 1914; married Sept. 20, 1941 to Verna Muriel Ada Betzner b.aug. 22, 1916, d.Jan. 2, 1971; one son

4. Lillian Heloise b.Apr. 4, 1912; married James Lorimer b.May 11, 1898, d.Nov. 9, 1972; 3 children

5. Marvin Franklin b.July 14, 1913, d.Jan. 18, 1977; married Verna May Slade b.Jan. 4, 1917; 2 children

6. Lincoln Cassel b.Jan. 18, 1918; married Mary Jean Lafferty b.Aug. 15, 1923; 2 children 
Vansickle, Lafayette (I142426)
103 "(New Dundee) A respected member of this community, Mrs. Henry Waterman, passed away at her home here Sunday afternoon, after an illness of nine months. She was in her 65th year. Born in Elmira, the d/o Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Cassel, she was married in 1888 to Henry Waterman. After her marriage she took up residence in Indiana. The couple returned to New Dundee 26 years ago, and have lived in this neighborhood ever since. The late Mrs. Waterman was a prominent member of the local Mennonite Brethren church, and took an active part in all the activities of the congregation as long as he rhealth permitted. Surviving are her husband; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Knarr of New Dundee and Mrs. Hugh Grieves of Ionia, Mich.; two brothers, Henry Cassel, Goshen, Indiana and David, Detroit; three daughters, Cleo, Mrs.Albert Egerdie, New Dundee; Hattie, Kitchener and Idella at home; one son, Clifford, New Dundee; and six grandchildren. One daughter, Bessie, predeceased her four years ago....."

KW Record obit. of Mon., June 29, 1935 
Cassel, Susannah G. (I9685)
104 "(Preston) - Mrs. William Motheral, a native of Wilmot Tp., died Sunday at the home of her dau., Mrs. A. R. (Blanche) Diamond, 124 Hewat St., Preston, after a lengthy illness.

The former Ada Bean, she was a d/o the late Mr. and Mrs. George Bean. Her husband died Oct. 17, 1951. She had lived in Preston for the past five years. She was an adherent of the United Church.

Surviving is one dau., Mrs. Diamond. A son, Herbert, predeceased her in 1942 and a daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Beryl) Adams in 1928.

Also surviving are four brothers, Herbert of Lindsay, Percy of Brantford, Russell of London, Ont., and Earl of Regina, also one sister, Mrs. J. G. (Mary) Rabb of London, Ont. There are 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren..."

KW Record obit. of Tues., July 3, 1956
Bean, Ada Euphemia (I34602)
105 "...a daughter, name not received"

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Groff, Elmina (I4132)
106 "A blacksmith by trade, lived in Neustadt. In 1881 they moved to Harbor Springs, MI."

A History of the Diebel Family, 1736-1936, Hanover Post Press 1936 
Christman, Charles (I180075)
107 "A distinct gloom was cast over this community when word was received last Friday evening that Miss Audrey Wildfong had passed away that afternoon at Grace Hospital Toronto. To many who were not aware that her indisposition was so serious the news came as a shock. Miss Wildfong was a nurse in training at the above institution since September 1918. She contracted typhoid fever from a patient she was nursing about four weeks ago and while the attack was not considered serious at first the disease gradually overcame her until death resulted. Deceased was the eldest child of Mr. Nelson Wildfong of Centreville but had been reared in the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Wildfong to whom the blow is an exceedingly heavy one, more especially as she had passed beyond only an hour or two before Mr. Wildfong, answering a summons saying that she was not so well, hastened to her bedside."

"Miss Wildfong was only in her 21st year. She was earnestly devoted to her profession, in fact so wrapped up in her work that her progress was rapid and sure. While the people of her own town knew little of her professionally they did not know much of her as one who had grown up in their midst. She was the possessor of a singularly sweet and winning disposition, one of those bright and beautiful spirits who radiate sunshine all along life's pathway. She won her way easily to all hearts and her early demise brought sorrow to many hearts in Preston, even among those who knew her but casually. In Grace Hospital her natural sweetness of disposition had made her a great favorite, a fact very evident by the genuine display of sorrow on the part of the entire staff from the Superintendent down."

"The funeral took place on Monday afternoon. A service was held at the home of Mr. W.E. Wildfong at 11 A.M. and a public service at the Methodist church, of which deceased was a consistent member, at 2: 30 P.M. Rev. C.D. Draper conducted both services assisted by Rev. A.L. Terryberry of Toronto, but a former pastor here. Mr. Terryberry spoke very feelingly of the deceased whom he had visited frequently during her fatal illness. The esteem in which she was held was well evidenced by the many and beautiful floral offerings. The came from: the Board of Governors of Grace Hospital, the nurses in training, the medical staff, Miss Rowan, Superintendent of the hospital; Miss MacLennan, her special nurse; the Methodist church, the Men's Bible Class, Prof. Hubuer of Toronto and twenty others as tributes from college and other personal friends."

"The staff of Grace Hospital was represented by Miss Ruth Clarke of Galt and Miss Ruby Mounce both nurses in training. Deceased is survived by her father, Mr. Nelson Wildfong, one sister, Luella, and two brothers, Irvin and Teddy. Her mother pre-deceased her over two years ago."

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Wildfong, Audrey Aileen (I350513)
108 "A former resident of Kitchener, N. S. Gingrich of Mishawaka, Ind., died suddenly at Sarasota, Fla. Sunday.

Surviving are his widow, the former Alberta Shantz, three brothers, Jacoband Enoch, Kitchener, Dilman, Freeport, Illinois; and two sisters, Mrs.W.K. Jacob, St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. L. S. Hoftetler, Elkhart, Ind.

The funeral will be held Wed. afternoon at Mishawaka, Ind."

Kitchener Record 23 Dec 1947 
Gingrich, Norman S. (I145665)
109 "A highly esteemed resident of Wallace Tp., Mr. Isaiah Hallman passed away in Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday morning Nov. 27, 1940 in his 73rd year. He was taken to Listowel Hospital on Friday last but his condition was not thought serious. He had not been in good health for several years. Mr.Hallman was born on the 2nd Conc. Wallace April 6, 1868 and farmed all his life in Wallace. He was a lifelong member of Calvary Evangelical Church and trustee on the Church board for several years and regularly attended Sunday School. In Dec. 1894 he was married to Lena Bender who predeceased him Nov. 5, 1895. In 1902 he was married to Louisa Bender who survives him with four sons: Herbert of the 3rd Conc., Wallace; Wilfred of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Alvin of Niagara Falls, Ont.; and Earl at home.Three daughters: Mrs. G. Robbins and Mrs. Irwin Kirk of Niagara Falls,Ont.; and Miss Dorothy Hallman of Toronto. There are also four grandchildren, two brothers Menno and Ephraim Hallman of Vancouver, and two sisters, Mrs. John Liesemer of Didsbury, Alta. and Mrs. George Dippel of Kitchener."

Listowel Banner obit. Nov. 28, 1940 
Hallman, Isaiah (I6313)
110 "A lifelong resident of the Galt district, Jonah S. Baer, 87, died yesterday following an illness o fthree months. Deceased was born near Hespeler and for many years farmed near Doon. The late Mr. Baer was farm manager of Langdon Hall, Blair for26 (?) years. In 1947 he retired and moved to Galt. His wife predeceased him in 1943 (?).

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J.A. Brasche (SP?) of Galt, Mrs. B.Kennyon of Bronxville, N.Y. and Grace at home; three sons, Melvin of Clarkson, Eldon of Plattsville and Harvey of Galt; and three sisters,Mrs. Daniel Geiger, Mrs. Dillman Bowman and Mrs. Albert Coons of Preston....Blair Cemetery."

KW Record obit. of Wed., Aug. 7, 1946 
Baer, Jonah Steen (I5878)
111 "A native of Linwood and resident of Kitchener for the past 60 years, Mrs. Jacob E. Seibert, formerly Rachel Ogram, died at her home, 31 Madison Ave. South, Monday after a lengthy illness. She was 79. A member of Trinity United Church, she was also a member of Kitchener branch, Loyal Order Benevolent Association. She was born July 9, 1876, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ogram. Her husband predeceased her May 6. Surviving are three sons, Robert of Detroit, George Goldwin of Waterloo and Milner of Kitchener; and four daughters Mrs. William (Blanche) Murray of Toronto, Mrs. Frank (Edith) English of Detroit, Mrs. Herbert (Muriel) Allsopp of Toronto, and Miss Emily Seibert of Kitchener. One brother, John Ogram of Strasburg and two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Trout, Bashaw, Alta., and Mrs. John Lee, Dry Creek, West Virginia, also survive. There are 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until the service at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. O. P. Hossie of Trinity United Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers will be appreciated."

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Jun 1956 
Ogram, Rachel (I36766)
112 "A quiet wedding ceremony was performed at the parsonage of Zion Evangelical Church on Thursday Jan.14, in Berlin at 2 o'clock when Miss Barbara Biehn, daughter of Mr. andMrs. Christian Biehn of Listowel became the wife of Alfred Kunkel of Guernsey, Saskatchewan. The couple were unattended and the ceremony was solemnized by the pastor of the church, Rev. M. L. Wing. After a brief honeymoon among friends in Ontario, the happy couple will take up residence in Guernsey, Saskatchewan."

Listowel Banner, Jan. 15, 1915 
Biehn, Barbara (I15655)
113 "Aaron Baumann, "a wagon maker by trade, resides in Ionia County, Michigan. He is married to Christina Geip, sister to his brother Moses' wife."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Bowman, Aaron P. (I8033)
114 "Aaron Baumann, "the third son of George and Judith Baumann, was born November 25th, 1861. He is married to Lydia, daughter of Rev. Samuel and Anna (Martin) Weber. They reside near Floradale on a beautiful farm. Their family consists of two children".

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Bauman, Aaron M (I7208)
115 "Aaron Kribs, aged 88 years, died at the residence of Peter Brown, at noon on Sunday last. The deceased was a resident of our village for the past eleven years, and had been a member of Peter Brown's household for the last eight years. He leaves four mourning children, two daughters and two sons, the former being Mesdames Brown and Frame of this village. The remains were taken to Hesplar [Hespeler], Ont[ario, Canada], on Tuesday for interment, that being the home of his son, Lewis Kribs. Mesdames Frame and Brown attended the funeral. David Kribs of Sturgis was at the bedside of his father at the time of death. The cause of death is attributed to old age."

The Huron Times, Sand Beach, Huron County, MI, April 21, 1893


David moved the family from Hespeler, Ontario, Canada to Sturgis, Michigan. David was described by son Perry as "a very talented man, a wonderful artist, a good musician, well educated, a good public speaker, and many other traits. He was good at anything he attempted." He carved a 20 foot high marble crucifix for the Our Lady catholic church in Guelph, Ontario. David was also a taxidermist and had some specimens on display in the museum at the University of Michigan, his work described as "not only artistic but perfectly executed."

Cemetery, O., America, N., County, S., & Cemetery, O. (1842). David Aaron Kribs (1842-1913) - Find A Grave.... Findagrave.com. Retrieved 11 October 2019, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98696536/david-aaron-kribs 
Kribs, David Aaron (I119302)
116 "Abraham Albright, "second son of Henry and Barbara (Rittenhouse) Albright, was born in the Township of Dunn, Haldimand County, Ontario, on the 21st day of December, 1859. When he was quite young his father moved to Lincoln County, near Jordan, where young Abraham was raised. He received a fair common school education in his boyhood days. Not finding things according to his desires he left his native County in 1887 and came to the town of Berlin where he soon found employment with the firm of J. Y. Shantz & Son in the manufacturing of buttons. In April, 1890, he entered the services of the Canadian Express Company, which position he still holds. He is of a quiet and retiring disposition amiable and agreeable in his manners, and is highly respected as a citizen. He is united in marriage with Miss Frances A. Price. His family consists of one child, a son named Solon."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Albright, Abraham (I6670)
117 "Abraham Baumann, "the sixth son of Henry B. K. Baumann, was born at Preston, November 30th, 1834. On July 28th, 1863, he was married to Mary Ann Allen. They reside at Doon where he is engaged in the carpenter trade. Their family consists of four children"

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Bauman, Abraham (I8463)
118 "Abraham Baumann, "the third son of Benjamin W. Baumann, was born in Bloomingdale, February 11th, 1821. On September 5th, 1865, he was married to Hannah, widow of the late Abraham Buehler, and daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Hembling) Woolner. She was born in Suffolkshire, England, July 22nd, 1825, and came to Canada in 1832. They reside about a mile east of Bloomingdale, and are both well and enjoying life. They have no family."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].


ABRAHAM BAUMANN - was the son of Beniamin V. Baumann, and a grandson of the pioneer Jacob (Yoch) Schneider. He was born in Bloomingdale Feb. 11, 1821, on the place now known as the Rellinger farm. He attended the Public School S.S.#12 at Bloomingdale and helped his father on the farm. he was a bachelor 44 years old when he realized it was not good for man to live alone. He married Hannah Woolner, widow of the late John Buehler, Sept. 5, 1865. The ceremony was performed by Bishop Joseph Hagey of the Mennonite church. They settled on a 50 acre farm, Lot #78 (Rowlett property) purchased Dec. 27, 1865 and sold to Daniel Shantz, Feb. 12, 1867.

ABRAHAM BAUMANN purchased the Rosendale property Oct. 12, 1867. He was a carpenter by trade, and from information received from Oris Hembling of British Columbia, Mr. Baumann had a workshop in an old log building beside the brick house where he manufactured grain cradles and axe handles which were made with a drwwing knife. The brick house was built by Abraham Baumann. Mr. and Mrs. Bauman raised two children, Maria Buehler born 1854 and Oris Hembling born 1877. Mr. and Mrs. Bauman lived here for 28 years until his death on Dec. 20, 1895. lie is buried in the Mennonite Cemetery at Bloomingdale.

Women's Institute - Tweedsmuir History Rosendale Vol. 2


From the Diary of Ben Moyer, Bloomingdlae, Nov. 16, 1922 - "Today when I was going through Rosendale, Henry Shantz was tearing down the old log shop where Abraham Baumann manufactured grain cradles" 
Bauman, Abraham (I7768)
119 "Abraham Baumann, "youngest son of the same family, resided in Cumberland County, where he died."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Bauman, Abraham (I6709)
120 "Abraham C. Baumann, "the second son of Moses Baumann, was born August 25th, 1855. He was also engaged in teaching for some years. After quitting the teaching profession, he went to Petoskey, Michigan, where he was engaged in the mercantile business. In 1889 he commenced selling on commission all kinds of farming implements. He was also lumber agent, disposing of immense quantities of pine timber, lumber, and shingles brought from the north-west peninsula of Michigan. He was accidentally killed while shunting cars at Petoskey Station, Michigan. He was married to Minnie Breeze, and left one son named Arthur."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Bauman, Abraham C. (I7699)
121 "Abraham M. Baumann, "the third son of Benjamin S. Baumann, was born March 21st, 1866, and died May 1st, 1866."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Bauman, Abraham M. (I7858)
122 "Absalom Baumann, "the sixth member of Wendel and Magdalena (Snyder) Baumann's family was born April 29th, 1862, and died September 12th, 1862, aged 4 months and 13 days."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Bauman, Absalom (I7076)
123 "Absconded" Armstrong, James (I261522)
124 "Accident from being thrown out of rig fracturing right fermer and three ribs and scalp wound and other injuries." Chandler, James (I118630)
125 "according to notes left by my grandmother he died while climbing through a rail fence at the same time his sister Sarah was climbing over it and a fence rail fell on him."

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Hackett, William (I77517)
126 "According to the doctors patient history for Robert Dickie he was sand bagged and robbed which was followed by brain fever and insanity. He was in an asylum in Washington Territory until brother took him out of asylum 4-weeks ago (July 1887). Robert does not trust family, friends, or doctors. He was admitted 24 Aug 1887."

Dickie, Robert McIntyre (I145359)
127 "Addison Baumann, "the youngest son of Daniel B. Baumann, was born June 18th, 1883. He is home yet and attends school."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Bowman, Addison B. (I313)
128 "Adolph Franzmathes was born in Freudenberg, Germany, March 28, 1835 and died at his home in Beloit, Kas, June 4, 1913, aged 78 years, 2 months and 10 days. He came to America with his parents and settled at Philadelphia where he lived for a period of about three years. From Philadelphia, the family moved to Waterloo County, Ont. Here he was married in 1860 to Magdalena Wendling. To this union seven children were born, whom four survive the father and mother, Mrs. Franzmathes having preceded her husband in death by nearly four years. The children are J. W. Franzmathes, Gus Franzmathes and Miss Emma Franzmathes of Beloit and Mrs. E. Chandler of Asherville. He is also survived by four brothers and one sister as follows: Joe, William, Charles and Gus Franzmathes, all of Smith County, Kas., and Mrs. A Maul of Philadelphia. In 1873 Mr. Franzmathes with his family moved to Smith County, this state, where he resided for thirty years. In 1903 the family came to Beloit, where he had resided until called home by the angel of death. Adolph Franzmathes was a good citizen, a friendly old gentleman, who during the years of his residence in Beloit, had made many friends and it was a large concourse of relatives and friends that gathered at St. John's Catholic church Friday morning at 10 o' clock to pay their last respects to the memory of a good and true man. Requiem high mass was said by the Rev. Father M. Heitz, and following the services at the church the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery."

Beloit paper 12 June 1913.


Adolph became a British subject and naturalized citizen of Canada on September 12, 1868, while he was residing in the Township of Hay, Huron County, Ontario Province. (Copy of original document provided by J.R. Franzmathes)

Adolph was granted final US naturalization papers on October 7th, 1878, for US citizenship. He appeared before the 5th district court, judge Joe Holt, in Smith County, KS, and affirmed that he had been a resident more than 5 years, and that "during that time he has behaved himself as a man of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same; and, also proved that he had made declaration to become a citizen of the United States more than five years before his application. And said Adolph Franzmathes did also declare on oath that .....he did entirely and absolutely renounce and adjure allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Power, Prince; Potentate....and particularly to the King of Prussia of whom he has heretofore been a subject"

From the Land Office records in Smith County, KS
Adolph Franzmathes (pursuant to the Homestead Act) held certificate #3088 for SW 1/4, Sec.8, Township 4, Range 12 containing160 acres. This document was filed 3/11/1882. (Book E 569, Smith County) 
Franzmathes, Adolph (I30205)
129 "Alan A. Mark, son of Mr. Samuel Mark, of Huron Road, one of Wilmot's most successful farmers, called here on Monday last in the interests of the well known firm of the J.D. King Co., wholesale manufacturers of fine boots and shoes, Toronto. Mr. Mark, Jr., is a very successful traveller having worked up a large business by his persevering and gentlemanly habits. In 1885 during the North West rebellion, while No. 3 Co. 29th Battalion was practicing here under Capt. Jonathan Cook, now of Berlin, Alan then a boy of 14 offered his services, as he was bound to be a soldier, he signed the service roll, and a red coat was given him, which his parents made him bring back next day, as he was so young. A few years afterwards he again joined No. 3 Co. and attended the Military school at London, where he took first class certificates. He spent a year at London, and was complimented as a very efficient graduate, whom the officials were very sorry to part with. This short military career our young friend claims was the stepping stone between the farm and his present mercantile position, he was determined to become a commercial traveller for a first-class house, and he has secured his desire, solely accomplished by his untiring and persevering efforts."

Berlin Daily Record, Oct. 11, 1894, p. 1
Mark, Allan Alfred (I217024)
130 "Alexander Lederman, 60, of Baden, died yesterday at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto. He was a painter and interior decorator in the Baden district for many years. Born in Baden, he was a s/o the late Mr. and Mrs. George Lederman. His wife, Nellie Shingler, predeceased him 15 years ago.

Surviving are two sons, George Lederman, Toronto, and Harold, Baden; four daughters, Mrs. Jack (Ruby) Sweeney, Willowdale; Gladys Lederman, Baden; Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Hess, Kitchener, and Helen of Simcoe; two brothers, Harry Lederman, Petersburg and William Lederman, Kitchener, and 3 grandchildren...."

KW Record obit. of Fri., March 10, 1950 
Lederman, Alexander (I75692)
131 "Alfred Baumann, "the youngest son of Benjamin S. Baumann, was born October 16th, 1879."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Bauman, Alfred (I7868)
132 "All the Wings of this and Huron County, Ontario, are descendants of old Melchoir Wing, a native of Bavaria, Germany. He was born near Zweibruecken about the year 1770 and died in his parental home, leaving two sons, George and Carl, who, after their father's death, emigrated to America."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Wing, Melchoir (I13644)
133 "Although he had been ailing for some time, Moses Wildfang, 154 Frederick St., died unexpectedly early this morning. He was 74 years of age. Born in Tavistock in 1863, he left there for Listowel where he opened a men's furnishing store. In 1902 hecame to Kitchener where he continued in that work for a number of years. A few years ago he started in the insurance business, in which he continued until the time of his death. During his younger years, he was very active in bowling and curling circles. He was a member of the trustee board of Wesley United Church, Grand River Masonic Lodge, and the Craftsman's Club. He was an amateur entertainer and very fond of music.

Surviving are his wife, one son, H. L. Wildfang, Oak Park, Illinois, two daughters, Mrs. L. B. Lint, Winnipeg, Mrs. C. J. Wilkinson, Kitchener, one sister, Mrs. Mary Anne Stabler, Cleveland, Ohio, and six grandchildren....."

KW Record obit. of Wed., May 19, 1937


"Centennial at Listowel", pg. 36 : "Mose Wildfang and Staebler, clothing and furnishings started business." (1886)

"Centennial at Listowel", pg. 50 : (1901) "Moses Wildfang removed his merchant tailoring business to Berlin in March.") 
Wildfong, Moses (I13527)
134 "AMENT, George, at the Mrs. van Brakel Nursing Home, 225 Grange St., Guelph, on Sunday, March 11, 1956. George Ament, in his 95th year, husband of the late Magdelene Weber and loved father of Edgar, Kindersley, Sask; Joseph, Mossbank, Sask.; Oscar, Auburn, Ont.; Clara (Mrs. Hanney) Guelph; Allen and Noah, Glidden, Sask.; (deceased)......Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin..."

KW Record obit. of Mon., March 12, 1956 
Ament, George L. (I18014)
135 "Amos B. Baumann, "was born March 2nd, 1844, and died at Port Elgin, where he was engaged in farming, November 16th, 1891. He was married to Barbara, daughter of Levi and Magdalena (Burkhard) Baumann, They had a family of nine children".

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Bauman, Amos B. (I8336)
136 "An unfortunate affair took place last Wednesday in Wellesley Township, not far from the Catholic church, whereby a man, Michael Huber by name, a brick-layer by trade, took the life of his old mother-inlaw as the result of an unfortunate blow. At the coroner's examination, carried out the following day by Dr. Scott, it was indicated and testified that Huber had for some time been a slave to drink and behaved like a true monster toward his family. That's the way it was on this day as well, as he drove his wife, children and mother-in-law out of the house several times. The old lady, towards evening, locked up the whiskey jug in her own chest, whereupon he grabbed the axe and broke the chest open; she then stormed into the house again to save her chest. He chased her out again, and threw a log at her with all his strength. He struck her with it with such force on the head above the ear, that her skull was split open and this led to her death eight or nine hours later."[translated from German]

Deutscher Canadier 20 Jul 1849


Mrs. Ruffina Graf was killed by her son-in-law, Michael Huber, in Wellesley twp. Guelph Herald

The Christian Guardian 25 July 1849 
Reuschmann, Rufina (I106886)
137 "Anna B. Baumann, "the fourth daughter of Joseph D. Baumann, was born September 3rd, 1846. She is married to George, son of Samuel and Veronica (Bricker) Hoffman. They reside on his father's old place, situated on the Conestogo River, about two miles west of St. Jacobs. They had a family of two children, namely: Judith, and Henry. The former was born August 20th, 1868, and died November 29th, 1879, and the latter was born April 1st, 1871, and died May 17th, 1872."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Bauman, Anna B. (I54557)
138 "Anna Baumann, "eldest daughter of Peter Baumann, was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, October 18th, 1794, and died June 2nd, 1861. Resided on the old "Daniel Weber" farm. She was married January 25th, 1825, to Christian Martin. Their family consisted of eight children."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Bauman, Anna (I6829)
139 "Anna Baumann, "the second daughter of George and Judith Baumann, was born June 18th, 1865. She was married to Franklin, son of Daniel and Veronica (Weber) Weber. They resided on his father's farm about one-half mile south of Conestogo Village, in the Township of Woolwich. He died March 13th, 1894. His widow with her family of three children,... are staying with her parents near Elmira."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Bauman, Anna (I7218)
140 "Anna Baumann, "third daughter of Christian Baumann, was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania. She was married to Samuel Weber. She died in Cumberland County, Ohio."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Bauman, Anna (I6718)
141 "Anna Baumann, "was born March 19th, 1797 and died at Eli Clemens', near Berlin, April 18th, 1863. She was never married."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Bauman, Anna (I6782)
142 "ANNA KATHLEEN CAMERON nee Shantz Jan. 20, 1919-Nov. 29, 2004 - Anna Cameron died suddenly, following a stroke, on Mon., Nov. 29, in Kitchener. Anna lived independently and fully to her last hours.

Anna was married to Ewan Cameron, who died in 1968. She leaves a daughter, Margaret, Dartmouth, N.S.; three sons, Roy (Maaike Asselbergs)and Hugh (Mary Molnar), Kitchener and Clare (Catherine), Cambridge; her daughters-in-law, Marguerite Love Cameron and Gale Brubacher Cameron, both of Kitchener, grandchildren Melanie Cameron (Mark Morton), Scot(Heather), Ewan, James, Elizabeth, Daniel and Thomas, gr-grandson Owenand brother Frank Shantz (Eleanor), Waterloo.

She was predeceased by her grandson, David; her parents Catherine 'Kate' Shirk Shantz and Allan Bowman Shantz; sisters, Erma Bingeman and Florence Becker and her brothers, Vernon, Mervin, Russell and Edward Shantz.

Anna was a remarkable woman, much loved and admired by her extended family and many friends. She embraced life, was resilient, and gave her best effort to all she did. She was devoted to building family and community. Her grandchildren delighted her and delighted in her. Anna was a dietitian at KW Hospital, an active member of Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church and enjoyed working out at the Y....Woodland Cemetery..."

KW Record obit. of Wed., Dec. 1, 2004


"At age 44, Anna Cameron was suddenly widowed, left with four dependent children in an era when there wasn't much support for single mothers.

'She was really under a lot of pressure', said her son, Roy Cameron, of Kitchener. 'She hadn't worked in 20 years...she was trained as a dietician but only worked briefly, then she got married'.

The death of her husband, Ewan, proved to be another hiccup in Anna's life, one that made her roll up her sleeves and make the best of things.

'When I look back, she must have felt so isolated', said Roy, who was proud of how his mother rose against adversity without complaint.

Born into a rural Mennonite family, Anna grew up speaking Pennsylvania Dutch, not learning English until grade school. In her memoirs she recounted a happy childhood full of the freedoms afforded adventurous children in rural areas.

Her family were Peter Shirk's descendants, a man described by the family as a 'prominent pioneer' in the Mennonite community. Her parents and others in the community had more progressive views on their faith than their ancestors and started Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church.

'They were a group that thought they should become more acculturated', said Roy.

Anna's mother encouraged the young to read, to let her imagination fly,and she graduated from the Macdonald Institute (Univ. of Guelph) the first in her family to do so.

When she was 12, Anna's father died, only two months after she started high school at the sprawling Kitchener Collegiate Institute, having moved from a one-room rural schoolhouse. In his eulogy, Roy talked about how difficult it was for Anna to grieve for her father and start a new school, but she did so with courage and determination.

As a young woman, Anna's life took another unexpected turn, something her pacifist Mennonite family might not have anticipated. She married a police officer. Roy once asked her why she would marry a Scottish Presbyterian who carried a gun, and she replied matter-of-factly, 'he was interesting'.

Anna was a woman of few words and not given to gushing but Roy things he rmarriage choice 'reflected her openness to life'.

Ewan was the deputy police chief in Kitchener when he died of a heart attack at age 49.

After his death, Anna was hired as a dietitian at KW Hospital, where she stayed until retirement, serving as asst. director. To Anna, creating a happy workplace for her staff was paramount, and maintaining a happy, cohesive family imperative.

'Once you were part of the family you were always part of the family',said Roy, recounting how his mother retained her closeness to her sons' former spouses.

Roy's ex-wife, Marguerite Cameron of Kitchener, agreed, explaining 'she continued to call me her daughter. That was important to her, that we maintain that relationship.'

Marguerite recalls the 1960s, when she first met Anna, a busy career mom. 'She was always very supportive and came to pitch in', she said. 'I looked up to her, as a role model'.

Anna's grandchildren were a particular delight, added Roy. 'Every year she'd have a Christmas event, grandchildren only. They'd play games, she'd get right on the floor and play with them'.

Anna, who never remarried, possessed an adventurous spirit, traveling the world after retirement. She usually went alone and was always keen to learn, to grow. She was equally interested in fitness and was a regular at the YMCA.

In the end, Anna died with the same dignity and independence that so coloured her life. She had returned home from a shopping trip when the stroke hit, but she was lucid enough to call 911 and instruct paramedics to come in the unlocked rear door. 'She was unconscious when they arrived', Roy said.

In his eulogy, Roy concluded his mother was 'heavy on deeds, light on words', that she was a woman to whom social justice and gender equality mattered. 'She gave us, her children, the remarkable gift of herself. Her most powerful guidance emerged from the example she set'. Until the end she was fully engaged in life.

Anna Cameron leaves behind her sons Roy and Hugh Cameron of Kitchener and Claire of Cambridge, daughter Margaret of Nova Scotia, seven grandchildren and one gr-grandchild. Predeceased by her husband Ewan Cameron and grandson David Cameron.")

KW Record of Thurs., Jan. 13, 2005, 'Lifetimes' column
Shantz, Anna Kathleen (I298204)
143 "Another of the pioneers of West Williams' passed away at his home on the townline, in the person of Jonas Schofield on Monday, November 20th. He was born in the Township of Dumfries, County of Waterloo. When 23 yews old he moved to a fifty acre farm half a mile west of Zurich, on which he chopped and logged 4 acres and built a log house. A year afterwards he moved to the present homestead on the 20th con., 6 2 years ago. Here he cleared up his farm and made a home for himself and family. "As one of the earliest settlers he suffered and endured a the privations of pioneer life. He was in those days one of the finest looking men in the district. Owing to his great strength he was invited to all the logging bees, barn raisings and log building raisings and was considered one of the best if not the best cornermen at a log building. It was often remarked that Jonas Schofield did not know his own strength. As a man he was the essence of honor and integrity, pious and God-fearing a, member of the Methodist church, from early manhood. He was an example for all men to follow. No man ever had reason to question his honesty and fear him in business relations; his word was his bond. There were few men of his like and the world has been much better for his life in it. He had lived many years past the allotted span of life and is now gathered to his fathers." For several years he has been badly afflicted with rheumatism but always took a great interest in all the activities of life. "He was married twice, his first wife died 42 years ago. His second wife, Hannah Sawdon died last spring after a short illness. He is survived by four sons, Abiathar, West Williams, Rev. Simon of Morencie, Mich.; Rev. Henry of Mount Morris, Mich.; and Andrew on the homestead also two daughters Mrs. Thos. Sawdon, Deckerville and Miss Nancy, at home. "The funeral takes place to-day to Sylvan Cemetery where he will be buried in the family plot."

paper and date unknown 
Schofield, Jonas (I2981)
144 "As a young man he emigrated to Canada. As near as can be found, this was in 1842. He took up land near Lisbon, ON. In 1844 or 1845 he married Elizabeth Horst. He died August 1859, leaving a family of seven small children to mourn his early demise. The family was put under the care of a younger brother who lived in Bruce Co. The children highly respected their uncle, (Conrad), who spared no time nor money to help them along. Farmed near Lisbon, ON. "

A History of the Diebel Family, 1736-1936, Hanover Post Press 1936 
Diebel, Johann George "George" (I68400)
145 "As he was telling Mike Douglas in 1969, "I was doing a show in a place you have probably never heard of called Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and I saw a statue of a hobo in a cigar shop where I was staying. I purchased it, took it to my room and wrote the song (King of the Road)." Miller, Roger (I146553)
146 "As we turn our steps northward we behold the old stone building on Kerr Street, known as the late Colonel Peck's Malt House, with its two high kiln cupolas, which used to send forth steam from malted barley being dried into malt for making beer; the property now being known as the Malleable Iron Works. In those days, from eighty thousand to one hundred thousand bushels of barley were converted in one season into malt, most of which was exported to New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore, some going to Montreal and to the old city of Quebec. Most of the barley came from the country surrounding Galt from North and South Dumfries, Puslinch, Beverly, Wilmot and Waterloo Townships. In those days, barley constituted a big part of the farm crops which we do not find today. Why? Because the temperance wave practically killed the trade in that product and forced the farmers to raise other crops of much less value."

Thirteenth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1925


Death of Mr. Thomas Peck

It is with a regret that words can but feebly express that we announce today the death of our old and well-known citizen, Lieut. Col. Thomas Peck. It seems almost impossible that these words can be true - that the places which have known our friend so long shall know him no more; but the generous heart has ceased its pulsations forever, and the nature which loved everything manly for its own sake has sunk into the long, long rest of Death.

The intimate friends of Mr. Peck have known for some time past that his health has been anything but good. It was hoped, however, that rest and care would restore him to his wanted vigor; but during the past six months he failed very rapidly. He was out on Monday last, however, being apparently no worse than usual; but that evening he was compelled to take his bed from an acute attack of congestion of the lungs. It was felt by all aware of the circumstances that his condition was critical, and absent members of his family were summoned by telegraph; but the progress of the disease was remarkably rapid, and about 7 o'clock on Wednesday evening he peacefully passed away.

Mr. Peck was born at Brockford, County of Suffolk, England, on the 2nd of December, 1821, and was consequently in the 65th year of his age. He came to Galt in the year 1855, his intention being to enter into farming. If we mistake not, he did live for some time on the farm near Galt belonging to the late Thomas Rich; but a comparatively sort experience proved to him, as it has done to so many others, that he was unfitted to take up the life of a Canadian farmer, and in a short time he removed into Galt. Here he associated himself with Mr. John G. Dykes, (at present town clerk) and they built the premises on Ker Street known from that day as "Peck's Malt House." After continuing for a few years in partnership, Mr. Dykes withdrew from the firm, leaving the business in the hands of Mr. Peck alone. He continued to carry it on with varying success until a few years ago, when he found it necessary to relinquish it. On the death of Mr. Bryant, collector of customs in this town, Mr. Peck received the appointment to that office, which he occupied up to the time of his death.

During his long residence in Galt, Mr. Peck ever took the greatest interest in all manly games and sports. A devoted admirer of cricket, he was ever ready to take his place in an eleven, and even after arriving at an age when most men look for quieter amusements he could be seen in the field or with the bat, as active as many men of half his age. He also took great interest in rifle shooting, and for years occupied the position of President of the Rifle Association of this town - and the members of that association will be free to admit that a day at the butts without the presence of Col. Peck was only half enjoyable. In military matters our old fiend was an enthusiast. He was connected with the 29th Battalion for many years - first as private, then as Captain, afterwards as Major, and finally as Lieut.-Col. He had the faculty to perfection of making his men love him; and either under his command in the ranks, or employed by him in the more peaceful walks of life, all who were brought under his influence felt that they knew a manly, honest man, - one who hated shams because they were shams, and loved truth because it was truth. During several years Mr. Peck occupied a seat at Galt Council, where he brought to the performance of its duties the same sterling independence which characterized him in other matters; but although frequently requested to allow himself to be placed in nomination for the higher offices, he invariably declined.

In politics, Col. Peck was an enthusiastic Conservative, and occupied for several years the position of President of the Liberal Conservative Association of South Waterloo, and still more frequently that of the local association in Galt. He never grudged either his time or his means in advancing the interests of his party, and the conservatives of South Waterloo will long bear in remembrance the work, so well done by Col. Peck.

Mr. Peck was married before he came to this country, his wife, formerly a Miss Gissing, being left to mourn the loss of a devoted husband. Of the family of eight children, four died when quite young, leaving one son, Thomas, and three daughters, Miss Jessie, Carrie and Bessie, - all, with the exception of Miss Jessie, residing at home.

The funeral will take place this (Friday) afternoon, at 1 o'clock, from his late residence, Blair Road.

Galt Reporter Oct 22 1886 pg 1


In Galt, on Wednesday evening, 20th inst., at 7 o'clock, Thomas Peck, a native of Brockford, Suffolk, England, in the 65th year of his age.

Funeral, this (Friday) afternoon, at 4 o'clock, from his late residence, Blair road. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.

Galt Reporter Oct 22 1886 pg 1 
Peck, Col. Thomas (I104158)
147 "Back From the War" Harry, known as "Happy" Marshall is home in Ayr after being invalided back on account of a shrapnel wound in the thigh which he received after spending three months in the trenches. He enlisted with the 71s t Battalion and went overseas, Mar 1916.

Ayr News, Oct 10, 1918, p. 8: c.2
Marshall, Henry "Harry" (I185479)
148 "BAER - Died at Galt on Friday, Jan. 15, Saulina Stauffer, beloved wife of Jonah S. Baer, in her 79th year. Funeral service at her late residence, 90 Blair Road, Galt, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. Interment in Blair Cemetery."

KW Record death notice of Sat., Jan. 16, 1943 
Stauffer, Sulinda (I9669)
149 "BAER, Raymond Erle - Passed away peacefully at Sunnyside Home, on Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, inhis 83rd year. Ray is survived by his loving wife, Nettie Baer (nee Redekopp) of Kitchener and his sister Grace Weber of Eastwood Community in Kitchener. Ray was predeceased by his parents, Simon and Luanna Shantz Baer and by his siblings Verna (Omar) Rudy, Arthur (Florence Sievenpiper), Manassah'Ted' (Violet Becker), Lillian (Ronald) Snyder, Wilfred, Harold, Edith and Florence, (Vernice) Smith and brother-in-law Mervin Weber. Dearly loved by many nieces and nephews from both the Baer and Redekopp families who will miss him deeply. Ray was born in Breslau on April 11, 1921; the family moved to Kitchener in 1927. Ray was a long-time member of First Mennonite Church in Kitchener. His hobbies included sculpting, writing and singing. Ray participated in numerous choirs including the Nightingale Chorus, the Mennonite Hour Chorus, the Goshen College Touring Choir, the Philharmonic Choir and the Menno Singers, of which he was a founding member....First Mennonite Cemetery

The Record 15 Oct 2003 
Baer, Raymond Erle "Ray" (I115352)
150 "BEAN, Margaret (Marg) -On Tuesday, March 4, 2003, passed away peacefully, in her sleep, at 86yrs of age, at the KW Health Centre of Grand River Hospital.

She was recently a resident of Pinehaven Retirement Home, but lived all her life in New Dundee, where she was a member of United Brethren Church.

Marg, beloved wife of the late Oliver Bean (1985). Loving mother of Earle Bean and his wife Lorene and John Bean and his fiance Karen Kreutzweiser.Daughter of the late Gilbert Becker (1919) and Loretta Fried (1969) and step-daughter to the late Wilfred Wanner (1953).

Grandma Marg to Dave Einwechter, Kellie, Mitchell, Brieanna and Darlene, Brad and Mallory Bell. Dear sister of Myrtle Vanderscoot, Susie Good, Ivy Musselman, Dorothy Shantz, the late Willard Becker, the late Ward Becker,the late Rita Hofstetter and the late Cleo Brodhaecker.

Sister-in-law to Lee Good, Melvin Shantz, Helen Becker, John Hofstetter (Marg) and the late Peter Vanderschoot, Elgin Musselman, Kathleen Becker, Harry Brodhaecker, Wayne Shantz and Lorne Rosenberger. Loved by her step-children Brenda (Hans) Ziemann and Gary (Nancy) Horst. Special step-grandmother to Brigitte and Maya Ziemann and Kristine and Ashley Horst..."

The Record 6 Mar 2003 
Becker, Marguerite Gertrude (I162922)
151 "Because of a bleeding ulcer Edward went back to Boston, for the surgery when he died on the operating table at the age of 45 years, 6 months and 21 days."

Powers, Edward Columbus (I322879)
152 "Before coming to America in 1842, Johann Adam Ernst was a cobbler's apprentice in Bavaria. Learning of the American Lutherans' need and determined to offer his services, he was trained as a teacher by Pastor Wilhelm Loehe.

When Adam Ernst came to New York, he met Reverend F. Winkler who suggested Ernst go to the theological seminary in Columbus, Ohio. He did just that; became a teacher and continued his theological studies. From one of his students, he learned that there was nearby, a community of people from his homeland who were in need of ministerial services, and so began his ministery in 1843.

In Cleveland, Ohio, in 1845, at a conference of Reverend Loehe's men, Pastor Ernst was elected as one of the delegates to meet with Dr. Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther. Reverend Ernst met with Dr. Walther and his associates in St. Louis, Missouri, and as a result, Pastor Adam Ernst became a charter member of the Missouri Synod by signing their first constitution in 1847.

He then accepted a call to Eden of Erie County, New York and served there at "St. Paul's Lutheran Church" from 1849 to 1857. From here Reverend Ernst visited neighboring settlements including the town of Olean in Cattaraugus County and organized "Emanuel Lutheran Church" in 1857. Also crossing over into Ontario, Canada, he served at, organized or assisted in the organization of pastorates at Fisherville, Delhi and Elmira.

At Delhi (now Rhineland) Pastor Ernst gave his first sermon on February 28, 1854. Ernst wrote their first constitution, under which they became "St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Congregation" on April 3, 1854 and in June of that year became affiliated with the Missouri Synod. Pastor Ernst served here until 1855.

In Elmira, Reverend Ernst secured Pastor H. Wichmann to serve at "St. James". A split in this group resulted in the formation of "St. Paul's" in 1861.

Following a recovery from a throat ailment, during which time he had to fall back on his trade of shoemaking, Reverend Ernst then accepted a call to "St. John's Lutheran Church" in Euclid Township, Cayahoga County, Ohio and served there from 1860 to 1863.

Going now back into Canada, Reverend Adam Ernst took a call to minister to "St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church" in Elmira in Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario and was installed as Pastor on August 2, 1863.

From Elmira, Pastor Ernst also served at "Trinity Lutheran Church" of Floradale and to this parish he added Salem and Linwood.

With the assistance of Pastor F. Dubpernell, Reverend Ernst served "St. Paul's Congregation" of Wellesley in 1864, resulting in St. Paul's joining the Missouri Synod.

As a result of the untimely death of Reverend H. Wichmann in 1863, the people of Wallace Township who had been meeting in Shipley, were left without a Pastor. "St. Paul's Lutheran Church" of what is now Kurtzville was organized by Pastor Ernst in 1864. In 1865, Pastor Ernst sent Reverend F. Dubpernell to become their first resident Pastor.

January 1, 1865, Pastor Ernst was called by a congregation at Poole. He later drew up a constitution and "St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church at Poole" was formed.

Approached by the "Emanuel" congregation at Petersburg in 1867, Pastor Ernst acquired for them the services of Reverend H. Koch, who now served at Wellesley.

On September 22, 1867 the people of the congregation in Kitchener (then Berlin), interviewed Reverend Ernst and he preached for them for the first time on October 13, 1867. Under the guidance of Pastor Ernst, the congregation adopted the new name of "St. Paul's".

Reverend Ernst now covered a parish consisting of not only Floradale-Salem-Linwood until 1873, but also of his flocks at St. Paul's in Elmira and St. Paul's of Kitchener, serving both of these latter congregations until 1881.

From his "home" church in Elmira, Pastor Ernst was instrumental in beginning the Ontario District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, organized in 1879, and he was its first President, serving in that office until 1882.

Upon his return to Ohio in 1882, Reverend Ernst took up residence in Euclid Township of Cayahoga County.

Reverend Adam Ernst's wife, Judith died in November of 1894 and he just two months later in January of 1895."1a

1aAdapted by Lorna McMahon from the book "Grace and Blessing A History of the Ontario District of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod" 
Ernst, Rev. John Adam (I114792)
153 "believe that Moses B Brubacher was the child of Susannah Brubacher and an unknown father (presumably named Jacob). In 1857 Susannah was 20 years old and unmarried. Unfortunately no other record seems to exist to prove this connection (likely because of the illegitimacy of Moses' birth) although in 1851 a Jacob Simon was living close to the Brubachers and was 3 years younger than Susannah."

email Mike Brenneman email 2022 
Brubacher, Moses B. (I8569)
154 "BIEHN, Earl Kitchener - Earl passed away, peacefully, on Thurs., Feb. 28, 2002 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital, in Calgary, Alta., in his 86th year, after a short illness, while visiting his step-son.

Earl was predeceased by his beloved wife, Elma in 1997. Son of the late Ezra and Elizabeth Biehn of Listowel.

Earl served his country as a Corporal in the Second World War. He was a member of Breslau Evangelical Missionary Church.

He will be sadly missed by his stepsons, Ronald (Marian) Martz of Calgary and Jack (Shirley) Martz of High River, Alta.; his four grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also sadly missed by his sisters, Lucille Spieran of Listowel and her companion Ambros Parsons, Thelma Mewhiney of Kitchener and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers, Graham and Clayton Biehn; sisters, Mary Hoppe, Irene Roth and Alberta Girodat and by two grandsons....Memory Gardens, Breslau..."

KW Record obit. of Tues., March 5, 2002
Biehn, Corporal Earl Kitchener (I249849)
155 "BIEHN, Graham - Suddenly, as the result of a heart attack, at KW Hospital, on Thursday, Apr. 11, 1991, age 79 years, of 33 Front St., St. Jacobs.

Mr. Biehn was born in Wallace Tp. and was a s/o the late Elizabeth Mitchell and Ezra Biehn. He was a member of Calvary United Church, St.Jacobs.

Beloved husband of Nettie Krieger, dear father of Carolyn and her husband Carl Israel of RR2 Wallenstein and Patricia and her husband Archie Israel of RR4 Elmira. He is also lovingly remembered by three grandchildren, Lori, Mark and Jamie; his brothers and sisters, Irene Roth of Toronto, Alberta Girodat of St. Jacobs, Thelma Mewhiney of Kitchener, Lucille Speiran of Listowel, Earl Biehn and his wife Elma of Waterloo and a sister-in-law Edith Biehn of Listowel.

He was predeceased by one brother, Clayton and one sister, Mrs. MaryHoppe....Memory Gardens, Breslau...."

K-W Record
Biehn, Graham Moore (I100376)
156 "BIEHN, Stuart -Peacefully, at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, on Sat.,Aug. 12,2000, age 73. Beloved husband of the late Doris (1995). Loving father of Debbi Hume and her husband Ken of London and Donna Tytler and her husband Gerry of Kitchener; survived by a brother, George Biehn and his wife Elva of Waterloo and a sister, Margaret Brisson and her husband Ray of Sardis, B.C.; also survived by a brother-in-law, Maynard Gies and his wife Tena and sisters-in-law Marg, Shirley and Marjorie Gies. Mr. Biehn will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers-in-law Stewart and Leroy Gies. He was a member of the Waterloo Legion, Branch530....Cremation...."

The Record 14 Aug 2000 
Biehn, Stuart Mahlon (I181105)
157 "Bill" or "Buck" passed away at St.Mary's Hospital, Kitchener on Sunday, February 13th in his 86th year, with congestive heart failure.

Beloved husband of the late Erla Elaine (Lederman) after 54 years of marriage: dear father of Scott and his wife Janet, Elizabeth Wing and her husband Paul, Cathy Plomske and her husband Grant, all of Waterloo, son-in-law David Schwalm and his wife Lynda of Parry Sound.; loving grandfather of Luke (Tara) and Kristina Schwalm, Emily, Kate and James Uffelman, Elysse and Todd Wing, Adam, John and Heidi Plomske and Jon-David and Amy Schwalm. Special great-grandfather to Suzy Schwalm, and many dear nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Orley and Minota, wife Erla,( 2001), and his loving daughter Susan Schwalm (1986).

Buck was a gifted athlete playing ball for the Waterloo Tigers and hockey for the Siskins at age 15. He left both to join the RCAF at 17. He was proud to be in the service during the war and told many stories of his enlisted time. He later coached the Waterloo Midget Hockey team to their first ever Ontario final. He was a founding member and trustee of Parkminster United Church, Waterloo. While he was a member of the Waterloo Park Board he helped acquire Bechtel Park, Parkview Cemetery and the Canbar Lands for Waterloo Park. He also served as a PUC commissioner for more than 12 years, leading the polls in every election he ran in. During his tenure, Waterloo North Hydro was born and new headquarters were built on Northfield Dr. He was very proud to be from Waterloo and marveled at its tremendous growth.

He will be sadly missed by his entire extended family including his four dear sisters, Elinor Martin, Phyllis Turner, Barbara Joan Schutts (Al), and Peggy Biederman (Glenn) and his brother, friend and business partner, Jim (Denise). Also brother-in-law, Dick Meunier.He will be greatly missed by special friends, Jim Huck, Frederick Uffelmann, Bette Goman and Ron Berger. Bill loved his family and friends.

In younger years, Bill curled but in later years golf became his passion. He was a life long member of Westmount Golf & Country Club \endash claiming his first hole- in- one at the age of 75. He helped form the Rainbow Ridge Golf Course near his summer home in Manitowaning, Manitoulin Island. His grandsons were special to him whether they were playing golf together or talking about life. He loved them dearly and they valued their relationship with a very wise man.

After his service duty, he joined his father and brother, Jim, at the Ontario Seed Company. Following his father's death in 1963, Jim and Bill expanded and grew the company. Buck loved the seed company and everyone who worked there. It was a true joy for him to come to work and he continued to do so until his death. His son, Scott and daughters Elizabeth and Cathy are an integral part of the company and were fortunate to be able to spend every day with their father. OSC has continued to grow and it was with great joy for Buck that it has become a true family business as many of the grandchildren have worked at OSC during their summer vacations making it a 5th generation business. His granddaughters were very special to him. They were his pride and joy and he enjoyed every moment of their visits. "We love you Poppa."

We will miss this incredible force in all our lives both family and friends. He enjoyed life and shared his love and humour and words of wisdom with everyone.

Bill's family will receive friends at Erb & Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S, Waterloo on Thursday, February 17th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A private family memorial service will be held on Friday, February 18th followed by a celebration of his life at Westmount Golf and Country Club at 3 pm. We invite friends and family to join us there and raise a toast to a wonderful man.

Memorial contributions to St. Mary's Cardiac Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Thank you to the CCAC for your loving care of Bill and the 7th Floor Nursing Staff at St. Mary's Hospital for your comfort and support.
Uffelman, William "Buck" (I244607)
158 "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted" St. Matt. V.

My Jesus have mercy on the Soul of Sophia Goetz Born March 10, 1858 Died January 4, 1944...

Prayer Card of Sophia Goetz in possession of Cara Mae Hackett 2011 
Meyer, Sophia Josephina (I57174)
159 "boards at Commercial Hotel" Anderson, John (I28130)
160 "Bowman.- Edna, daughter of Henry S.and Lydia Ann (Weber) Bowman, was born in Guernsey, Sask., Oct. 18, 1909; died at Cambridge, Ont., Nov. 24, 1984; aged 75 y. She was preceded in death by 5 brothers (Norman, Paul, Clare, Walter, and Mervin). She was a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 27, in charge of Wilmer Martin; interment in Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery. "

Gospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 52 - December 25, 1984, pages 911, 912 
Bowman, Edna Melinda (I314230)
161 "Bro. Alex Inrig, another shoe manufacturer, who later moved to Acton to pursue a similar activity there." Inrig, Alexander (I40359)
162 "Brown: It is with sorrow that we record the death of our late fellow Townsman, Dr. Brown, who formerly resided at Stoney Creek, where he enjoyed an extensive practice. For the last two years he resided in Berlin, and during this time, by his amiable disposition and sterling integrity, gained the esteem of all who knew him, and his sudden death, which took place on Friday last, is deeply regretted by a large circle of relatives and friends. His funeral took place on Sabbath last, and was attended by a large concourse of the inhabitants.

Berlin Telegraph 11 Feb 1859


A-2-18 Thomas Picton Siscero Brown Letters of Administration of the estate of Thomas Picton Siscero[?] Brown, late of the Town of Berlin, Physician and Surgeon, who died on or about the 4th day of February 1859 at the Town of Berlin, intestate, and had at the time of his death a fixed place of abode at the Town of Berlin, granted to Henrietta Maria Brown of the Township of Barton in the County of Witworth, the widow of the said intestate…

Letters granted 7th March 1859
Died 4th February 1859
No inventory

Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Brown, Dr. Thomas Picton Siscero (I17793)
163 "BRUDER, Herbert Passed away peacefully at Leisureworld Care Giving Centre, Elmira on Friday, July 11, 2014. Herb is survived by his wife Phyllis Haley, predeceased by his first wife Margaret Bruder (nee Baetz). Survived by his son Joe (Cheryl) Bruder, grandchildren Alison Bruder (Brandon Buehler) and Derek Bruder, his sister Helen (Earl) Dorsch, brothers Elmer (Catherine) Bruder and Arthur (Eva) Bruder. Uncle Herb will also be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Herb was predeceased by sons, Paul Bruder in infancy and Gerard Bruder, sisters, Sister Mary Bruder and Frances (Simon) Reinhart and a brother Leo (Eileen) Bruder. Herb was a lifelong resident of Maryhill with a strong passion for farming. He was a proud lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council 6024. He will be remembered for his love of tractors, playing crokinole, euchre, solo, Limburger cheese and Labatt's blue. He also enjoyed old time fiddle music and playing his mouth organ. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the caring staff of Leisureworld, Elmira for their care, compassion and friendship to Herb during his residency. Friends are invited to share their memories of Herb with his family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Monday, July 14, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 3 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Boniface RC Church, Maryhill, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Ronald Voisin and Rev. Jim Valk, CR as Concelebrants. Interment will follow in St. Boniface RC Cemetery and a reception will follow in the Maryhill Community Centre. Condolences for the family and donations to Grand River Regional Cancer Centre and St. Mary's Cardiac Care Centre may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519.745. 8445."

"Obituary Of Herbert Bruder | Erb & Good Funeral Home". 2021. Erbgood.Com. https://erbgood.com/tribute/details/9168/Herbert-Bruder/obituary.html. 
Bruder, Herbert Francis (I329920)
164 "Caesarean Section to save child's life it being realized mohter was going to die" Wunnenberg, Diana Mary Magdalene (I176377)
165 "Carl Ahrens was born in Winfield, near Elora, Ontario. He moved to Berlin, Ontario where he attended school until his father's death in 1875. He later lived in Winnipeg and travelled extensively in the American and Canadian west. Returning to Berlin, he worked as a dyer in a button factory, where he began his mastery of colour. In his early twenties he began to paint from his Toronto studio. His first exhibition was at the Ontario Society of Artists in 1889. In 1891 he was elected associate painter of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He later studied painting and sculpture in New York. From 1900 to 1902, Ahrens lived in New York State where he helped to start the Roycroft pottery. In 1922, after a sojourn of several years in the U.S., he and his family moved back to Toronto, and soon after settled in a farmhouse near Galt, Ontario, which Carl named "Big Trees". Here he painted and taught, often entertaining Homer Watson, a lifelong friend. A childhood bout of tuberculosis in the hip left him an invalid in his later years, although he continued to paint until his death in 1936 at the age of 73"

Waterloo Region Hall of Fame



Carl Ahrens, the artist, of Toronto, has taken up his abode at Doon, where he thinks of remaining. He is much improved in health and a corresponding increase of vigor and dash is noticeable in his work. His pictures have been winning much attention of late and a number of them go to the World's Fair [Chicago] In Doon, Mr Ahrens will find a genial comrade in Mr. Homer Watson, and many picturesque spots in that vicinity from which he can draw inspiration for his brush. Mr. Ahrens is one of the best story tellers one could wish to meet.

The Berlin Daily Record 26 Apr 1893


The Old Story

Says the Chicago Canadian American: - "Doctor C. A. Ahrens, a rising young dentist of Nebraska city, Neb., and an old Berlin, Ont., boy, a few days ago did what thousands of other young Canadian Americans have done \endash went across the line and took unto himself a life companion in the person of Miss Emily Carroll, of Toronto. Mr. and Mrs. Ahrens passed through Chicago last week en route to their western home, where we trust every happiness will attend them."

Galt Reporter Sep 17 1886 pg 1


Here is a list of his children with Emily Carroll

Carl Herman Ahrens born 23 Sept. 1887 in Nebraska (Christening records) and died 18 March 1960 in Rochester, NY (Social Security Death records)

Robert Laird Ahrens - born 20 Nov. 1888 in Toronto (Christening records), died June 1969 in Florida (Social Security Records)

Rosa Pauline Grier Ahrens - born 7 June 1892 in Toronto (Christening records) unsure of when she died.

List of children with Martha Niles

He married Martha Niles (my great grandmother) on October 10, 1906 in San Francisco, CA according to her repatriation papers after his death.

Laird Joseph Ahrens born 18 November 1906 in Corte Madera, CA (according to Martha's memoirs) and died on 5 April 1986 in Mayfield, Michigan (Social Security Death Index)

Penelope Elizabeth Ahrens born 8 April 1908 in Meadowvale, Ontario and died December 12 1910 in Toronto (death records)

Sigrid Diane Ahrens - born 5 Jan 1911 in Toronto (according to Martha's memoirs) and died 13 October 1998 in White Rock, British Columbia (according to her children)

Chloris Ahrens (my grandmother) born 2 August 1912 in Lambton Mills, Ontario (birth certificate) and died 21 July 1982 in Santa Monica, CA (death cert)

Kim Bullock 
Ahrens, Dr. Carl Heinrich "Charles" (I46864)
166 "Charles B. Lederman died at the home of his son, Burton Lederman, 23 Mansion street, yesterday, as the result of a stroke suffered last Friday. Mr. Lederman was in his 68th year. He was born in New Dundee in Aug. 1870, a s/o the late Mr. and Mrs.George Lederman. His wife predeceased him about four years ago.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. A. B. Pearce, Mitchell, Miss Winnifred Lederman, Kitchener, Mrs. Albert Berscht, Kitchener, Mrs. M. Davison, Brantford; five sons, Joseph of Plattsville, Horace of Hamilton, Burton, Edward and Kenneth, all of Kitchener; three brothers, William of Conestogo, Harry in Petersburg, Alexander at Baden, and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Knorr, Kitchener and Mrs. Amos Leach, Walkerton....

KW Record obit. of Wed., Sept. 15, 1937 
Lederman, Charles B. (I86045)
167 "Christian and Maria Erb resided in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, near his father's homestead. Their family consisted of four children".

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.]. 
Erb, Christian (I10854)
168 "Christian Bergey was born in Pennsylvania on June 10, 1846; died at the home of his son Abram, in Kent Co., Ont., Jan. 1, 1927; aged 80 y. 6 m. 21 d. He spent the early years of his life in Waterloo Co., Ont. In 1869 he was married to Barbara Getz. This union was blessed with twelve children, 6 sons and 6 daughters. Soon after his marriage he moved to Elgin Co., Ont., and then a few years later to Kent, Co., Ont., where he resided the greater part of his life. He had a name for thrift, industry and honesty in the community in which he lived. He united with the Mennonite Church in early manhood and took an active interest in the work of the Church, being Superintendent of the Mosa S. S. for a number of years. He was zealous in the training of his family. His wife predeceased him seventeen years ago. He spent the latter years of his life with his youngest daughter, Mrs. Herbert Eby at Listowel, Ont., then later at Hanover, Ont. About three months before his death he came back to reside with his oldest son, Abram, on the old homestead. He seemed to be back again amongst the old scenes and associations but it was not for long. The day before Christmas he fell and broke his leg and early on New Year,s morning his spirit took flight. He leaves to mourn his departure five sons,-- Abram, Norman, Nathaniel, Frank, and John-- and three daughters--Mrs. James Goodbrand, Mrs. Wilkie Taylor, and Mrs. Herbert Eby. His wife, one son, and three daughters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the residence of his son, Abram, on Jan. 4, 1927. Bro. S. F. Coffman of Vineland, Ont., preached the funeral sermon from II Tim. 4:7, 8. He was assisted by Pastor Windus of the local Baptist Church. Interment in the Purcell cemetery" By a son.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XIX, No. 45 - February 3, 1927, pages 959
Bergey, Christian C. (I23614)
169 "Clarence Stickney says Clara was housekeeper for Isaac while he lived in his own house. When he was taken over by the gov't for old age care, Clarence thinks he gave most of his money to Clara, because she moved into a large house up on Church St. in Kitchener where she lived until she died. She was a home missionary for the Benton St. Baptist church. "

Lorne Umbach 
Umbach, Clara (I11688)
170 "Clayton W. Wells, 29 George Street, a prominent resident of Waterloo, died at the Kitchener-Waterloo hospital at 11: 30 today after an extended illness. He was 71 years of age. Actively interested in various organizations of Waterloo and district, Mr. Wells gave valuable service to the formation of several groups and the progress and development of all.

Chairman of the Town Planning Commission last year and re-elected to the position this year, Mr. Wells had previously held offices in the Waterloo Board of Trade, Waterloo Musical Society and a number of other organizations.

A life-long resident of Waterloo, he was born here July 14, 1862, the son of the late former mayor Walter Wells and Isabella Wells. He was educated at Waterloo Central and Berlin High Schools and was an honor graduate of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons at Toronto in 1883, obtaining the title of L.D.S. He was also an honor graduate of Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgeons at Philadelphia in 1887, obtaining his D.D.S. He conducted a dental practice in Waterloo for a period of 39 years, the greater part of the time in partnership with his father. He retired in 1918.

In 1918 and 1919 he organized the canvass for getting investors for the Dominion of Canada Victory Loan Bonds in Waterloo and vicinity and adopted the selling of government and municipal Bonds as a regular occupation.

He was fond of sport and assisted in organizing lacrosse and football teams of the early 80's. In association with the late Julius Roos and others, he took a prominent part for many years in organizing celebrations, bicycle and athletic meets, many of them for the benefit of the Waterloo Musical Society. He was on the executive committee of the Waterloo Musical Society for many years and president of that organization for three years, 1893 to 1895.

He was a member of the "Big Four" singing quartet that appeared at most of the local concerts in the late 80's. He also was a member of the "Press Section" of the Canadian Wheelmen's Association during the years when bicycling was at its height in the 90's and was elected vice-president of that association in 1898.

Elected to Town Council in 1898 by acclamation, he was prevented from continuing in office longer than one year due to his dental practice.

Chairman of Waterloo Park Board during 1918-20 he was a member of the board from 1912 to 1920. Also an active member of the Board of Trade, he was president of that body for two years, later serving as chairman of the publicity committee.

Mr. Wells was one of the veteran members of Germania Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows and the local Hive of the Knights of the Maccabees. He has served as director of the Dominion Life Assurance Company since 1920.

Taking a keen interest in clean amateur sport, he was a regular attendant at baseball and hockey games and other sports. Very fond of travel, he had the satisfaction of visiting many interesting countries; especially those were attractive that were in a tropical or semi-tropical zone, and at least two months of the severest winter weather were usually spent under a friendly southern sun.

He was also interested in historical events of Waterloo and Waterloo County and was vice-president of the Waterloo Historical Society. One of his contributions was a historical sketch of the Town of Waterloo which appeared in the 1928 annual report of the society.

He was married in 1888 to Eleanor A. Hughes, daughter of the late former mayor, J.B. Hughes. Mrs. Wells survived together with one son Theophilus Wells of Detroit and Mrs. Derwent Kinton of Toronto, two sisters, Mrs. James McCall of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Percy Hilborn, Preston, three brothers, John of Nashville, Tenn., Walter of Sacramento, California and Lyman of San Francisco, California, and two grandchildren. Mrs. Kinton is at present in Scotland and it was the intention of Mr. and Mrs. Wells also to visit this country when illness intervened.

The funeral will be held from the residence Saturday at 2: 30 to Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery. Rev. R.J. Seton-Adamson will officiate. The remains will rest at the Schreiter Funeral Home until tomorrow when they will be removed to the residence."

1aKitchener Daily Record" May 17, 1934.


"Waterloo citizens today mourn the loss of one of its most prominent and public spirited citizens in the death of Dr. Clayton W. Wells. He passed away at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital about Thursday noon, May 17th in his 72nd year. He was confined to the hospital for the past six weeks and was convalescing nicely from an operation until a week ago when he suffered a relapse.

The late Dr. Wells during his life was keenly interested in civic affairs, music, parks, athletic activities including bicycling in the early '90's, fraternal societies, historical society and travel. He visited European countries, Mexico and travelled extensively in the United States. That Dr. C. Wells lead a busy life is seen from sketch of his career as given below:

The late C.W. Wells was born at Waterloo, July 14th, 1862, a son of the late ex-Mayor Walter Wells and Isabella Wells. He was educated at the Waterloo Central and Berlin High Schools. He was an honour graduate of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons at Toronto in 1883, obtaining title L.D.S.

An honour graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery at Philadelphia of 1887, obtaining title D.D.S. For 39 years he conducted a dental practice in the town of Waterloo, the greater part of the time in partnership with his father, until the latter retired in 1918.

In 1918 and 1919 he orgainized the canvas of getting investors for the Dominion of Canada Victory Loan Bonds in the town of Waterloo and vicinity, and adopted the selling of Government and Municipal bonds as a regular occupation.

Dr. Wells was very fond of sport, and helped to make up the lacrosse and football teams of the early 80's. In association with the late Julius Roos and others, he took a prominent part for many years in organizing celebrations, bicycle and athletic meets, many of them for the benefit of the Waterloo Musical Society. He was on the Executive Committee of the Waterloo Musical Society for many years and president of that organization for three years, from 1893 to 1895.

A member of the "Big Four" singing quartette that appeared at most of the local concerts in the late 80's. He was a member of the "Press Section" of the Canadian Wheelman's Association during the years when bicyling was at its height in the 90's, and was elected vice-president of that Association in 1898.

Mr. Wells was elected a member of the town council in 1898 by acclamation, but his dental practice prevented a continuation in office longer than one year. He also was a member of the Park Commission from 1912 to 1920 and chairman for the last three years.

He was an active member Board of Trade, and president of that body for two years, latterly serving as chairman of the Publicity Committee for a number of years. One of the veteran members of Germania Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows and the local Hive of the Knights of the Maccabees. One of the Board of Directors of the Dominion Life Assurance Company since 1920.

Chairman of the Waterloo Town Planning Commission 1933-34.

Dr. Wells took a keen interest in clean amateur sport, and was a regular attendant at baseball, hockey and other sports.
He was very fond of travel, and had the satisfaction of visiting many interesting countries; especially those that were attractive were in a tropical or semi-tropical zone, and at least two months of our severest Winter weather were usually spent under a friendly southern sun.
He delighted in delving into local ancient history, being vice-president of the Waterloo Historical Society. One of his contributions was a historical sketch of the town of Waterloo which appeared in the 1928 Annual Report of that Society.

Married in 1888 to Eleanor A. Hughes, daughter of the late ex-Mayor J.B. Hughes, the union was blessed with two children, Theophilus of Detroit and Mrs. Derwent Kinton (Jerrine) of Toronto, now in Scotland with her husband. Also surviving are two grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. James McColl (Clara) of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Percy Hilborn (Gertrude) of Preston, three brothers, John of Nashville, Tenn., Walter of Sacramento, Cal., and Lyman of San Francisco, Cal.

Friends, relatives and business and professional associates in large numbers attended the funeral of the late Dr. Clayton W. Wells held from the family residence, 29 George St., Waterloo, on Saturday. Rev. R.J. Seton Adamson, rector of the Holy Saviour Anglican Church, conducted the service.

At the home the drawing room and casket were banked with beautiful flowers sent by friends.
The flag at the town hall and Dominion Life Assurance Co. were flown at half mast in tribute to Dr. Wells, who was a member on municipal boards and the Dominion Life, giving valuable service over a period of many years.

The pallbearers were Ford S. Kumpf, P.H. Roos, H.J. Sims, K.C., E.M. Devitt, J.S. Lockie and V.M. Berlet."

2aWaterloo Chronicle May 24, 1934 
Wells, Dr. Clayton William (I23146)
171 "Clemens--Maggie Clemens, aged 73, died November 18 at her home in Caledonia. Funeral services will be held at the M.E. Church at 2 p.m. Wed., Nov. 21. Mrs. Clemens is survived by her husband, N.B. Clemens, two daughters and one son, Mrs. J.E. Kennedy of New York City, Mrs. A. McDougall of Germfask, MI and Harry D. Clemens of Caledonia" Dodge, Mary Magdalena "Maggie" (I24554)
172 "Clemens: Death by Drowning - "It is our painful duty to record te sudden death of Mr. Abraham O. Clemens, of Waterloo Township, by drowning, On Tuesday last., It appears that he and several others were stretching a net across the Grand River, nearly opposite Mr. Joseph Hagen's farm, at the point known as "the deep hole." when Mr. Clemens unfortunately got in the water beyond his depth; and although able to swim, for some unaccountable cause, with cramp, some description of fit, or more probably the encumbrance of his clothes and a heavy pair of boots, he sank to rise no more. A pole was handed to him when about sinking by Joseph Hagey, but he paid no attention to it. He was taken out of the river about an hour afterwards. An inquest was held the same evening by Coroner Bowlby, of Berlin, and a verdict of "accidental death," returned"

The Berlin Telagraph 19 Aug 1859


16 Aug 1859 Fatal Occurrence in Waterloo - We regret to hear that Mr. Abraham O. Clemens, of the Township of Waterloo, met his death by drowning on Tuesday last. With several others he was engaged in stretching a net across the Grand River near Mr. Joseph Hagey's farm, when by some means he got out of his depth, and though able to swim, was drowned at once. His body was recovered about an hour afterwards, and Dr. Bowlby, Coroner, held an inquest upon it in the evening when a verdict of "Accidental death" was returned, pg. 2 col. 4

Berlin Chronicle 23 Aug 1859 
Clemens, Abraham O. (I17067)
173 "David Nunn \endash In His Own Words". 2019. Promises Of Home. https://littleimmigrants.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/david-nunn-in-his-own-words/. Nunn, David (I65440)
174 "Dear Dr. Carroll

Having noticed in the Guardian your request to forward to you any remembrances of the late venerable Father Corson, I send the following: I first saw and heard Mr. Corson in the Township of Waterloo, about a mile and a half above Preston; the ' preaching place' was at a primitive log-house, the residence of the late Samuel Cornell, to which place my parents used to repair weekly for preaching and class-meeting, taking me with them this was about the year 1824 or 1825. Memory now paints Mr. Corson as a light, nimble, tough little man, of about 125 or 130 lbs. avordupoise, with light hair and sharp, sparkeyes. His manner of preaching was quick, bordering on the abrupt; his subjects were generally solemn; his appeals sharp; his applications appropriate; and his proofs always cogent and logical; and, I ought to add, his method generally orderly and systematic. About the time I speak of, I witnessed what, to my young mind, appeared to be a hard test of his muscular ability. At the preaching, a tall, muscular, large-boned Dutchman, lately converted, applied for baptism by immersion at the hands of our little hero. A procession was formed, headed by our preacher, arm in arm with the neophyte, followed by a singing band of brothers and sisters, who sang with power and pathos the old expressive stanza,

'Then let our songs abound,
And every tear be dry,
We're inarching through Emmanuel's ground,
To fairer worlds on high, &c.'

"Father Corson" or, The old style Canadian itinerant


Cornell, Samuel of St George; was born in New York state January 8 1784, came to Canada in 1801 and settled in Waterloo where he obtained 600 acres near the present town of Preston. He returned to the U.S. in 1812 and married Miss Hannah Clemons of Madison County, Connecticut in 1813. In 1819 he returned to Canada. His wife died in 1836 and 2 years later married a widow named Smith of Palermo. She died 24 hours later, after that he resided amongst his children. About 6 years ago he fell from his horse at Arkona and broke his leg. He died Friday November 1 1872 at the home of his daughter Mrs J Wait and was buried in the private cemetery on his old farm at Preston.

Christian Guardian 23 January 1873 pgs. 30 '96 31 
Cornell, Samuel (I34621)
175 "Death of John B.Bean in Port Huron - The Port Huron Times-Herald contains an account of the death of Mr. John B. Bean, which took place suddenly on September 7th in that city. Deceased was a son of the late Noah and Barbara Bean,formerly of Wilmot Township. Mr. David Bean of Waterloo and Mr. Owen Bean of Francis St., Kitchener were uncles of deceased.

The Times-Herald of September 7th reports the death as follows: John B. .Bean, who had been engaged in the grocery business at North Port Huron for many years died suddenly at his home 2523 Stone street, early this morning. Mr. Bean retired last night apparently in good health. During the night Mrs. Bean heard her husband breathing heavily, but did not at the time think it was in distress. His usual hour for arising was five o'clock and when Mrs.Bean went to call him shortly after that hour he had passed. Mr. Bean was 59 years of age and engaged in the grocery business many years ago with the late W. D. Brown, the business being conducted under the firm name of Bean & Brown. When Mr. Brown retired, Mr. Bean conducted the business until his sudden death this morning terminated his activities. Mr. Bean is survived by a widow, one son, George, who is now stationed at Mr. Cook aviation field, and one daughter, Ethel Bean. The funeral services will be held from the family residence 2523 Stone street, Monday afternoon.

Berlin Daily Telegraph, Monday, Sept. 30, 1918 
Bean, John B. (I217009)
176 "deceased was a resident of Beverly for 64 years or since she was two years old.

Death Registration 
Main, Mary Ann (I66258)
177 "Died of injuries, accidently received."
His battalion had entrained at Nantes, at 6.46 P.M. on February 12th, 1915, and just as the train was leaving the station Corporal McMaster attempted to get on but missed his footing and fell under The train sustaining a crushed thigh mud arms. He was taker to hospital at Nantes where he died. 
McMaster, John Thomas (I83209)
178 "Died of wounds (gunshot wound abdomen) at No. 1 Casualty Clearing Station".


Burgess, Harold Gladstone Signaller.
Enlisted January 23, 1916 with the Signal section of the 111th Battalion of South Waterloo. Methodist. He was born in Galt on July 11 twenty-one years ago and educated in Galt. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Burgess, live at 31 Ball St., Galt, Ontario. He served in France for a year and seven months and saw heavy fighting. He died of wounds September 1, 1918. His Wounds were gun shot wounds in his chest received at Arras on Aug 29, 1918. He is buried at Ligny, St. Flochel near St. Pol, France.

Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One 
Burgess, Harold Gladstone (I121752)
179 "Died of Wounds" (Shrapnel Wounds Body, Legs and Lungs) in the Yield, France, Cooper, Frank Albert (I31930)
180 "Died,/On Monday Morning, at Two O'Clock,/Christian Heinrich Klotz,/Second Son of Otto Klotz, Esquire, Preston,/At The Age of Thirty Years./Funeral,/On Wednesday, at three o'clock, P.M., from/Klotz's Hotel, Preston, to/the Preston Cemetery./Preston, 13th April, 1874."

Funeral Card


In Preston, on the 13th inst., Christian Heinrich Klotz, aged 30 years.

Galt Reporter Apr 17 1874 pg 2 
Klotz, Christian Heinrich (I350967)
181 "Dilman Ziegler, who first took up his land in 1818, offered a substantial dwelling house, bank barn 65' by 45' a pump of excellent water at the door, and thriving young orchard of 40 to 50 bearing apple trees. This land is supplied with an excellent stream of water which never fails" (Canada Museum Weekly)

Waterloo Township Through Two Centuries, Elizabeth Bloomfield

This property was auctioned off by the sheriff 19 Dec 1837 to the highest bidder who was Dr. William Craigie for ten pounds. By that time Dilman was living in Hamilton, Ontario. 
Ziegler, Dillman (I9455)
182 "Dr. Amos F. Baumann, "the third and youngest son of Moses Baumann, was born at Bloomingdale, Waterloo County, September 29th, 1857. He spent his boyhood days on his father's farm. In 1875 and 76 he prepared himself to pass the teacher's examinations, and in 1877 he was fully qualified for the profession for the province of Ontario. Not finding teaching to be a very pleasant calling, he retired from the profession and began to prepare himself for medical calling. After several years of hard study he passed the medical examinations, and is now one of the most successful doctors of the County. He graduated at Toronto University in 1885. In the same year he entered upon the practice of his profession at Waterloo where he soon gained a liberal patronage. He holds the position as Medical Referee for the Dominion Life Assurance Company. His office is on Albert Street, Waterloo, formerly the residence of his father, the late Moses Baumann."

Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].


DR. AMOS F. BAUMAN died at Waterloo, November 25th. He was a well-known physician of that town having held an extensive practice there for thirty-three years; for the last ten years he was also the medical health officer. He died after an illness of a year's duration, suffering from heart failure. He leaves a widow and one son. He was a graduate of Trinity University.

Canadian Medical Association Journal 1919 January; 9(1): 78.2-82.


BAUMAN, AMOS F. a native son, becane one of the best known physicians of Waterloo. Born in Bloomingdale on September 29, 1857, the youngest son of Moses Bauman, he at first entered the teaching profession. Subsequently he was admitted to the Medical Faculty of the University of Toronto, graduating in 1885. He commenced practice in Waterloo in that year.

In addition to his practice, which he conducted from his office on Albert Street, he became Medical Referee for the Dominion Life Assurance Company. He was appointed Medical Officer of Health for Waterloo, a position which he held for about ten years.

His death took place on November 25th, 1918, following a year of illness from a heart condition. He was survived by his widow, the former MeIvina Breithaupt, and one son.

Eby's "History of Waterloo Township" was the source from which all accounts of this physician were obtained.

From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell 
Bauman, Dr. Amos Frank (I7703)
183 "Eldon Bean, 65, of 10 Spetz St., died at his home Sunday after a lengthy illness.

s/o the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bean, he was born in New Hamburg. He was a member of Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church and a teacher of the Men's Bible Class for many years.

Surviving are his wife, the former Leona Kuehner, one daughter, Ruth Elaine, Ottawa; one brother, Melvin, London, Ont. and one sister, Mrs. C.R. Johansen, Mannheim...Memory Gardens..."

KW Record obit. of Mon., Oct. 26, 1953 
Bean, Eldon H. (I6273)
184 "Eliab Betzner had finger crushed so badly that it had to be partly amputated"
Diary of Susannah Cressman Conrad Grebel University College, Mennonite Archives 
Betzner, Eliab B. (I8902)
185 "Ellis, Harry P., 25 Cedar Street south, May 27, 74 years. Harry P. Ellis, age 74, died at 25 Cedar Street south, on Sat. afternoon. A s/o Edwin Ellis and Louise Oakley,deceased was born at Greenwich, England on Jan. 28, 1865. He was married to Mary Saltzberry in Kitchener, Aug. 7, 1886. Mr. Ellis was employed asa messenger at the B.F. Goodrich Company. He was a member of St. John'sAnglican church and the Sons of England. Surviving are his widow, one son, Charles of United States, sixdaughters, Mrs. Walter Eager, Mrs. John Head, Mrs. Ray Gillespie, Mrs. S.E. Rickert and Mrs. Louis Hofstetter, all of Kitchener, and Mrs. Gordon Daub of St. Agatha; three brothers, Charles, Fred and George, all of Kitchener, one sister, Miss Florence, 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild....Mount Hope Cemetery..."

Kitchener Daily Record 29 May 1939


Harry P. Ellis - The death took place on Saturday of Harry P. Ellis, age 74. A son of Edwin Ellis and Louise Oakey, deceased was born at Greenwich, England, on Jan. 28, 1865. He was married to Mary Saltzberry in Kitchener, Aug. 7, 1886. Mr. Ellis was employed as a messenger at the B. F. Goodrich Company. He was a member of St. John's Anglican church and the Sons of England. Surviving are his widow, one son, Charles of United States, six daughters, Mrs. Walter Eager, Mrs. John Head, Mrs. Ray Gillespie, Mrs. S. E. Rickert and Mrs. Louis Hofstetter, all of Kitchener and Mrs. Gordon Daub of St. Agatha; three brothers, Charles, Fred and George, all of England, one sister, Miss Florence, 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home to Mount Hope Cemetery for interment. Rev. J. N. H. Mills officiated.

The Waterloo Chronicle Jun 2 1939 pg 3 
Ellis, Harvey Percy "Harry" (I1148)
186 "Elmer C. Shantz, 78, of 36 Linwood Ave., died today at KW Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Baden he was the s/o the late Mr. and Mrs. David Shantz. He had lived in Kitchener for the past 50 years.

Predeceased by his wife, the former Isabella Cameron, 15 months ago, he is survived by a son, Earl W. Shantz of Kitchener; four brothers, Cummin of Minneapolis, Minn., Roy of Plattsville, Wesley of St. Cloud, Fla., and Oliver of Detroit and two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Brubacher and Mrs. Allan (Luella) Tinkiss, both of Kitchener...Memory Gardens."

KW Record obit. of Mon., Dec. 2, 1963
Shantz, Elmer C. (I77159)
187 "Enoch Cornell, father of Jonas, a thrifty agriculturist, was born in the State of New York in 1788, and there in a well regulated home received wholesome rearing. Practical knowledge of agriculture decided him upon reaching manhood to engage in that pursuit, which he followed for the most part throughout his active career. After attaining some success in this line, and while still a young man, he married in Ontario, Mary Sipes, who was born in the State of New York, and of this union there were nine children: Sylvanus, who was a farmer of Bosanquet township, Lambton County, for many years, died in Manitoba. Joanna married Daniel Wintemute. Harriet was the wife of Aaron Cornell, both being now deceased. Joseph and Andrew, who were both residents of Bosanquet township, are deceased. John lives in Thedford. Jonas mentioned elsewhere. Stephen, who resided in Bosanquet township, and Hannah, who married Alexander Ketchie, are now deceased.

After marriage, Mr. Cornell settled upon a tract of new land in Beverley township, County of Wentworth, Ont., and began making improvements. He opened up new areas, put the land under excellent cultivation, and and was soon carrying on a flourishing industry. His well-furrowed fields yielded excellent crops of grain and vegetables, and his pasture and orchards were among the finest in his locality. In his methods he was progressive, and he equipped his farm with everything necessarty for carrying on all branches of general agriculture. Success crowned his efforts, and he in time became not only a leading agriculturist of his vicinty, but also a throughly properous one. He continued his labours in this section the rest of his active life, and there died in 1848."1a

J. H. Beers & Co, 1906, Commemorative biographical record of the county of Lambton, Ontario... : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and many of the early settled families. 
Cornell, Enoch (I155028)
188 "Ervin Biehn, 77, of Kenora, died tuesday.

He farmed at Guernsey and Carrot River, both in Saskatchewan, before retiring to Kenora.

Survivors include his wife, the former Mrs. John Hill; one stepson, Sidney; three sons, Morley of Winnipeg, Harry of Kenora, Lowel of B.C., three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Little of Tisdale, Sask., Mrs. Allen (Lorna) Gordon of Keewatin, Mrs. Leonard (Beverly) Lafreniere of Kenora; three brothers, Milton of RR2 Waterloo, Alvin of Saskatoon, Anthony of RR4 Brantford, and one sister, Mrs. Noah Weber of Guernsey. One brother and one sister predeceased him."

KW Record obit. of Thurs., Apr. 30, 1959 
Biehn, Ervin (I15663)
189 "Ezra Edward Biehn, 86,of 190 Clayton West, Listowel, died at the Barnes nursing home here on Monday. He had been in failing health for some time. Born in Germany (Note: this info. is incorrect) on Oct. 5, 1877 he was a son of the late Mr.& Mrs. Christian Biehn. He farmed in Elma Tp. until retiring to Listowel in 1944. He was a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters, the Loyal Orange Lodge, and was a staunch Conservative in politics. "

Stratford Beacon Herald obit, Feb. 4, 1964


Ezra Edward Biehn, 86, of 190 Clayton W. Listowel died at the Barnes Nursing Home here Monday. He had been in failing health for some time.

Born in Germny (sic) Oct. 5, 1877 he was a s/o the late Mr.&Mrs. Christian Biehn. Her came to Canada as a boy. He farmed in Elma Township until retiring to Listowel in 1944. He was a member of the Canadian Orange Lodge and was a staunch Conservative in politics.

His marriage to Elizabeth Jane Mitchell took place Dec. 11, 1907 in Wallace Tp. She survives along with three sons, Clayton of Listowel, Graham of Goldstone and Earl of Smithvills; four daughters, Mrs. Clayton (Irene) Roth of Toronto, Mrs. Alberta Girodat, Mrs. Russel (Thelma)Mewhinney, both of Kitchener and Mrs. Lloyd (Lucille) Spieran of RR3 Listowel; one brother Wesley Biehn of Seattle, Washington; and two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Kunkel of Davidson, Sask. and Mrs. Susan Weir of Milverton; 12 grandchildren and 3 gr-grandchildren.

One daughter and one brother predeceased him....Fairview Cemetery, Listowel."

KW Record obit. of Tues., Feb. 4, 1964


See also his will, made 2 Dec. 1954:

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me Ezra Edward Biehn of the Town of Listowel in the County of Perth and Province of Ontario made this second day of December in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-four.

I revoke all former wills or other Testamentary Dispositions by me at anytime heretofore made, and declare this to be and contain my last Will and Testament

I direct that all my just debts, Funeral and Testamentary expenses to bepaid and satisfied by my executors hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease

I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH all my Real and personal Estate of which I may died possessed in the manner following, that is to say

1.I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH AND APPOINT all my real and personal estate of which I may died possessed of or over which I may have any power of appointment unto my wife Elizabeth Jane Biehn.

ALL THE residue of my Estate not hereinbefore disposed of I give devise and bequeath unto (left blank)

AND I nominate and appoint my wife Elizabeth Jane Biehn and my sons Graham Moore Biehn and Clayton Ezra Earl Biehn to be executors of this my last Will and Testament. 
Biehn, Ezra Edward (I15656)
190 "Family - North, John - May 12, 1825 - Land Agreement between W. Dickson and John North, yeoman. - North gets the N. part of Lot 4, 6th Concession, 75 acres for 65/11/10 (65 pounds, 11 shillings and 10 pence) - witness - Murdock McFarland." A988.213.169 - MG 8 Vol. IV. May 12, 1825 - Note from W. Dickson giving 34 pounds/17s/ to the credit of John North's bond. North, John (I192285)
191 "Forever Young" HUGHES, Henrietta Hettie was born in London, England and grew up there during the war years. She was the oldest of four children. Valerie, Hettie's oldest daughter, says "Mom would tell us (and then my three children) these wonderful stories of her years growing up in England. The mischief she got into, being sent to bed with no supper because she was late getting home. Stories about days spent at John Pound's Mission and her work during the war with the ARP. How at 18 years of age, when their home in London was destroyed by a bomb during The Blitz, she had to find the family a place to live as her father was a trucker and was away for long periods of time. Stories we would listen to over and over. I often told her, that she should write them down so we would have them to keep. Sadly, it never happened." When Hettie came to Canada from England in 1947, sponsored by an aunt in Owen Sound, a woman asked her if she was a war bride. When she replied that she wasn't, the woman advised her to go back to England. But Hettie was determined to make a new life in this new country for her daughter, Valerie (Bock) and her son Raymond.

Raymond was very ill and the doctors advised her to leave the wet climate of England. Her youngest daughter Christine was born here. She also has three grandchildren, Traci, Donna and Steven Bock. She scrubbed floors and worked in a laundry, learning the business and living above the shop. In 1959, she moved to Kitchener and got a job bookkeeping for George Beck at his Waterloo warehouse. When Beck sold his business, he referred Hettie to his friend, Sid Stone, who needed a bookkeeper for his Kitchener restaurants, Stone's Old Castle Inn and Rockway Restaurant, both located at King and Jackson Streets across from each other. Hettie quickly picked up on the restaurant trade. "Sidney Stone was my mentor and I have a good pair of eyes", she said. When Stone's health failed in 1979, he offered to sell her one of the restaurants. She opted for Rockway, not wanting the hassle of dealing with liquor, and tired of the late hours needed to run the Old Castle Inn.

It became a family run operation. Her daughter Christine was the manager/cook and her daughter Valerie was the bookkeeper. Her three grandchildren all worked part time at Rockway while in high school. Donna continued to work at the restaurant after graduating from Eastwood Collegiate. Donna's husband, Paul Jonah was also employed at Rockway as a cook and both worked there until the restaurant closed. Doug Bock, Val's husband worked there for a number of years after the company he was with was sold. Although Raymond was not involved in the operation of the restaurant, Hettie supported his passion for car racing by sponsoring him. The #24 yellow and black hobby car, with the fish on the hood and "Thanks Mom" on the side, was seen regularly at Flamboro Speedway. Ray, not a lover of fish and chips and asked frequently if he ate at Rockway, would say, "if God had wanted me to eat fish, he would have made me a seagull." A regular sponsor of the "Powder Puff Race", The Canadian Vintage Modified Club presented Hettie with an award for her "Outstanding Contribution" to the club in 1998.

Hettie enjoyed a long association with the Zonta Club and the Sales and Ad Club. She received the City of Kitchener's 2003 Award of Distinction for Business in June of 2003. She enjoyed figure skating shows, music, musical theatre and Coronation Street. Tennis was her passion and American tennis player Andre Agassi was her favourite player. On impulse, one summer she and her two daughters jumped in the car and drove to Cincinnati, Ohio, watched Agassi practice and play one game, and then drove home…..but not before she had an autograph! Just this past August, she and her daughters watched Agassi play in the Tour of Champions in Toronto at the Rogers Cup. Despite her arthritis and two knee replacements, Hettie kept active. She shared a home with daughter Val and was in control of the kitchen, doing most of the cooking, which was fine with Val. "I don't mind cleaning, doing dishes or laundry but I have no interest in food" says Val. Hettie did not like shopping unless it was a grocery store and would spend hours with Chris going from one store to another getting "the good deals." She also walked Donna's two dogs using snow shoes and ski poles when it was icy. "You can get around if you want to" she would say.

In 2005, at the age of 83, she went back to England (with her daughters) to visit her sister, Doris Pegram. They rented a car and took Doris on day trips around England including Stonehenge, Windsor and a visit to their cousin Joan Firth in Kent. Hettie also enjoyed a visit with her lifelong friend, Lily Hofmeister (a spritely woman who even Val had a hard time keeping up with). Their friendship spans 77 years! Then it was off to Paris and a day of sightseeing. A vacation to remember!

In June of 2008, nearing her 85th birthday, Hettie decided it was "time to say good-bye" to the restaurant. When the news of the closure made it to the media the response was overwhelming. The final month of business saw endless lines of customers, new and old, eager to enjoy Rockway's famous fish and chips one last time. At a farewell party held at the restaurant, former employees, friends, sales representatives, and customers spent an evening recalling the "good old days." Last year, Hettie bored, and needing something more to do with her days, decided to volunteer at the Rockway Senior Centre. She was once again in her element, working in the lunch and tuck shop, being with people. Many of the patrons at the centre were familiar with her and Rockway Restaurant. She even participated in an exercise class! She enjoyed the time she spent there.

At her Celebration of Life gathering, friends and relatives travelled from as far as England, Florida, Kentucky, Indiana and all across Ontario to reflect on how Hettie has touched their lives. She was a caring and generous person, always ready with a smile and a hello……even though she was never good with names! She will be missed by all who knew her. Remembrance Remembrance is a golden chain Death tries to break, but all in vain. To have, to love, and then to part Is the greatest sorrow of one's heart. The years may wipe out many things But some they wipe out never. Like memories of those happy times When we were all together.

Waterloo Region Record 9 Oct 2011 
Hughes, Henrietta (I164527)
192 "Franciscus Joseph Palm b. 16 May 1789, son of Joes (John) Palm of Reckershausen and Maria Anna Thesler married "wanderers"; Sponsors were Franciscus Joseph Antoni, and Jacobi Henrichs wife Maria Elisab, from Senhals"
(birth record of Franciscus Joseph Palm translated from German to English from LDS film #0.583.660 Senheim Church Records)
Franciscus Joseph Palm married Anna Maria Hentges (daughter of Joannes Jacobus Hentges and Aeva Catharina Waldorf) 21 Aug 1827 in Senhals, Cochem-Zell, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany. Franciscus was married first to Anna Maria Barbara Henrichs on 23 Feb 1814 in Senheim, Cochem-Zell, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. They had 8 children. She died 02 Jun 1827.
It was on 05 Jun 1853 that Franciscus Palm, Anna Hentges Palm, Margaretha, Veronica, Jacob, Anna Maria, Katharina, and Clara embarked on their journey to North America from Moritzheim. The family is found to be in St. Agatha, Ontario, Canada in 1854 and lived in Formosa, Bruce, Ontario, Canada.

Bio and research by JanJ

Cathedral, S., America, N., Municipality, T., & Cathedral, S. (1789). Franciscus Joseph Palm (1789-1878) - Find A Grave.... Findagrave.com. Retrieved 15 September 2019, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/167133937/franciscus-joseph-palm 
Palm, Franciscus Joseph (I206639)
193 "From November 1860, to February, 1873, Preston was served again from New Germany by Fathers Glowacki, Breitkopf, Rassaerts and Elena in the order named./ Father Louis Funcken, C.R. also appears occasionally in the register from 1864 on. He was residing at St. Agatha till the latter part of 1866, when he moved to Berlin./ In March, 1865, Father Nicolaus Sorg gave a mission here and blessed the cemetery. John Dopp helped to carry the cross to the cemetery and helped to erect it there. A week later he died suddenly and was the first to be buried there by Father Rassaerts on March 25, 1865."

Father Theobald Spetz's book, Diamond Jubilee History of the Diocese of Hamilton with a Complete History of the County of Waterloo, 1856-1916, pg. 142


Theresa Walsh heard this story from her cousin, who heard it from his mother. John was a stonemason and builder. One job he was not paid for, so he went to see the man at the hotel. They argued and left together. When the hotel closed, John's body was found in the street. According to his obituary, he helped raise the new cross in the new Catholic cemetery. He didn't realize he would be the first laid to rest there.

Dopp, John (I91110)
194 "Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Hallman, 80, were held from the McLaughlin and Reed Funeral Home, Elizabeth St., West on Wed. at 2 p.m. followed by a public service in Calvary Evangelical United Brethren Church at 2:30 with Rev. N. E. Dahms officiating. Mrs. Hallman, who had been residing at 1740 Morrison St., Niagara Falls, died at Welland County Hospital on Monday. For many years, she was a resident of the Listowel area. A native of Germany, she was born Jan. 24, 1877, a dau. of the late George Bender and his wife,the late Regina Krotz. Her husband, Isaiah Hallman predeceased her. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, Listowel.....(same survivors as husband's obit)....3 brothers Markus Bender, Listowel, Herman and Henry Bender, both of Wallace Tp; two sisters Mrs. W. H. Good, Listowel, and Carrie Bender, Wallace, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. One brother predeceased her."

Listowel Banner obit. Jan. 16, 1958 
Bender, Louisa (I239162)
195 "Funeral services were conducted in Kenora today for Mrs. Ervin Biehn, 65, the formerly Clara Shalhorn of St. Jacobs. Mrs. Biehn died Sunday after a three year illness. Her husband predeceased her April 28.

Surviving are four four sons, Sydney and Harry of Kenora, Morley of Winnipeg and Lowell of British Columbia; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Little of Tisdale, Sask.; Mrs. Allen (Loma) Gordon of Kewatin, Ont. and Mrs. Leonard (Beverly) Lafreniere of Kenora; four brothers, Harvey of Cadet, Sask.; Fred of Carrot River, Sask., Roy and Robert of Lethbridge, Alta. and six sisters, Mrs. John (Dora) Gay, Mrs. Harry (Salome) Corbett, both of Kenora, Mrs. Kenneth (Liby) of British Columbia, Mrs. Herbert (Mabel) Ernst of Watras, Sask., Mrs. Walter (Vera) Radke of Carrot River, and Mrs. Anthony (Ada) Biehn, RR4 Brantford."

KW Record obit. of Thurs., May 14, 1959 
Schallhorn, Clara Harvina (I215315)
196 "Funeral services were conducted Saturday in Didsbury, Alta., for Harvey M. Shantz, 73, a former resident of Baden.

Mr. Shantz, who died March 4, was born in Baden in 1884, a son of the late David S. Shantz and the former Leah Christner of Waterloo. He moved to Alberta in 1906.

Surviving are five brothers, Elmer of Kitchener, Cummin on Minneapolis, Oliver of Detroit, Roy of Plattsville, and Wesley of Detroit; and two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Brubacher and Mrs. Allan (Luella) Tinkiss of Kitchener."

KW Record obit. of Wed., March 12, 1958
Shantz, Harvey M. (I77158)
197 "Funeral services were held for Lorne Raymond Baer, 33, who died Wed. at his home in Kleinburg. Born in Rosebank, he was the s/o Mr. and Mrs. Norman Baer of Baden. He served in the Royal Canadian Dental Corps in the Second World War. After the war he taught at Coleraine and Richvale Schools, Toronto. A member of the Christ Church, Woodbridge, he was also choir leader. He was married Aug. 5, 1950 to Jean Catharine MacPherson of Puslinch.

Surviving besides his wife and parents are three sisters, Rita, Mrs.Wilfred (Nelda) Tebbutt and Mrs. Ivan (Ethel) Metz and one brother,Willis, all of Kitchener....Crown Cemetery, Puslinch...."

KW Record obit. of Thurs., July 24, 1952 
Baer, Lorne Raymond (I117606)
198 "G. A. Russell Bean, 72, of 11 Carfrae (?) Cres., London, Ont. died yesterday at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Born in New Hamburg, he had lived in London for the past 20 to 25 years and had retired as manager of the London House Hotel three years ago.

Surviving are his wife, the former Eva M. Erb, three brothers, Herbert of Hopkins, Minnesota, Percy of Brantford and Earl of Regina, and a sister Mrs. Mary Robb of London...."

KW Record obit. of Tues., Jan. 8, 1963 
Bean, George Allen Russell "Russell" (I71541)
199 "GEORGE SMITH, farmer, Brantford P.O., is a son of James Smith, who was one of three brothers, born near Edinburgh, Scotland. James was born about 1763, and was the only one to come to Canada. He was married to Patience Austin, of English birth, who died in Canada. James, while in his native country, was engaged in the nursery business, but in 1836 he, with wife and five children, settled in Brantford Township, where two years later death released him from his worldly cares, but she survived until 1854. Up to his death he had only started the nursery business, when his sons George and William took charge of it and conducted the business. They had been schooled to the business from early life. From the nursery of Smith's many of the old orchards now in the county were started."

History of Brant County, Warner and Beers, pg 599


In Memory, James Smith, Late of the city of Aberdeen Scotland, who died June 12 - 1844 at the Brantford NURSERY, Aged 69 years



Memorial No. 511

A memorial to be Registered pursuant to the Statute of an Indenture of Bargain & Sale dated the Seventeenth day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty five made between The Honorable William Allan of the City of Toronto in the Province of Upper Canada a member of the Legislative Council of said Province of the one part and James Smith late of the City of Aberdeen, Scotland now of the Township of Woolwich in the County of Halton in the District of Gore and Province aforesaid Gardener, Seedsman and Horticulturist of the other part, whereby the said William Allan for the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds lawful money did Grant bargain sell alien transfer Convey & Confirm unto the said James Smith his heirs and assigns all that certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate in the Township of Woolwich aforesaid containing by admeasurement One hundred and Six acres be the same more or less being the Broken Lot number Four on the East side of the Grand River or Ouse which is butted and bounded or may be otherwise known as follows. That is to say Commencing at a stone boundary placed at the north east angle of Lands agreed to be sold to Luman Woodward thence North nine degrees forty five minutes East along the main road leading to Elora thirty chains and fifty links to the allowance for a road between Lots number four and three thence North eighty degrees fifteen minutes west thirty chains nineteen links more or less to said Grand River or Ouse with the Stream to the South West angle of the said Broken Lot, thence South Eighty degrees fifteen minutes East forty chains Sixty seven links more or less to the place of beginning. Together with all and singular the tenements hereditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging To Hold the same free from encumbrances unto and to the use of the said James Smith his heirs & assigns forever. Which indenture is witnessed by James Crooks of West Flamboro in the District of Gore Esquire and by Thomas Galt of the City of Toronto Gentleman and is hereby required to be Registered by the said William Allan the Grantor. Witness my hand and Seal the Seventeenth day of July in the year of our Lord 1835.

Signed & Sealed in presence of /signed/ Jas. Crooks & Thomas Galt
/Signed/ W. Allan3a

3aLand Record (transcribed by Peter Smith ancestry.com 2012) 
Smith, James (I75817)
200 "Glick's Hotel". Operated some years prior to 1854 first by Mr. Glick and later by his widow (grandmother of Abram and Charles). Later still by their mother, Catharine, who afterwards married Andreas Wehrle, father of Charlie Hespeler's wife, Lena. The Hotel was afterwards rented to George Devitt who in the years 1871-73 operated it as "The Devitt House" and in 1874, John Fields was tenant, and the name "The Fields House." Charles Glick ran it as a Temperance House, 1879-81.

Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954


"The Queens". On a plan dated 1846 the corner lot at Queen and Guelph Road is shown as "The Tavern Lot" which suggests that there was then an hotel either in building or in operation. I am lacking in its earliest history.

Stephen Flynn kept Hotel there 1866-68; Michael Haller, 1868-71; John Fields, 1872-73; James Baker, 1874-86; then came the Waypers, father and son, and after them, Albert E. Thomson and then again by Joseph Wayper Jr. After "Josh" died the hotel was operated for a time by his widow and her second husband, Archie Smith. During the time of The Ontario Temperance Act, Mr. George D. Forbes bought the hotel and refurnished it and Henry Sachs managed it.

After Mr. Forbes died, George Thorlby rented the hotel and then it was sold to James Sutherland Cornell, by him to Joseph Krempowich who in turn sold to Samuel Sturman, the present owner.

Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954


John Fields in 1863; Jacob Dimmick, 1866-67; J. N. Goebel, 1866; John Howard, 1866 are designated as Pedlers. That indicates that not yet having places of business they sold their wares from house to house.3a

3aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Fields, John (I81840)

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