Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Reeve Valentine Peter Bernhardt

Male 1877 - 1961  (83 years)


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  • Name Valentine Peter Bernhardt 
    Prefix Reeve 
    Born 23 Dec 1877  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Elected Office Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    reeve, councillor - Preston 
    Interesting business, brewery, story, public service, politics 
    Name V. P. Bernhardt 
    Religion 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Religion 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-100413 
    Died 11 May 1961  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I100413  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Peter Bernhardt,   b. 1 Oct 1850, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947  (Age 96 years) 
    Mother Caroline Weihe,   b. 21 Apr 1853, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1932, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1876  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8, 9
    Family ID F29920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Violet Jane Pitceathly Walker,   b. 20 Aug 1883, Fergus, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1904  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Jean Bernhardt,   d. CA 2002
     2. Dorothy Kathleen "Dorathe" Bernhardt,   b. 13 May 1908, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1938, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     3. Pitceathly Brownie "Brownie" Bernhardt,   b. 28 Jul 1912, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1983  (Age 70 years)
     4. James Valentine "Jimmy" Bernhardt,   b. CALC 29 May 1918, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1922, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 3 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F222779  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Was co-founder of Rock Springs Brewery with his father. Served on board of the Preston Library and member of the Preston Public Utilities Commission. Member of Preston Council and Reeve. Operated the Waterloo Glove Manufacturing Co.

      Cambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [snippet from original text in book]

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      V. P. Bernhardt 83, Died Thurs.

      Well known and respected by citizens of Preston, during his life in this town, Valentine P. Bernhardt died at the Coutts Pavillion, Kitchener, on Thursday afternoon. Born in Preston, he had lived here all his life with the exception of 10 years in Waterloo, in his 84th year, he had been ailing for the past five months. The late Mr. Bernhardt was the grandson of Henry Bernhardt who founded the Rock Spring Brewery, in Preston in 1850. He came into the firm in 1903, as president of the company. Mr. Bernhardt also owned and operated the Waterloo Glove factory, during his term in Waterloo. A member of St. John's Anglican Church, he was a former member of council, Public Utilities Commission and served on the Library Board for a great number of years. He is survived by his wife, the former Pitceathly Walker, two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Snelgrove Brownie) of Galt and Mrs. Allan Smith (Jean), of Preston, also by one brother, Arthur of Preston. A son and a daughter, Dorathe, predeceased him. The late Mr. Bernhardt is at the Stager-Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queen Street, Preston, where the funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, May 14, at 4 p.m., by Canon R. T. Appleyard of St. John's Anglican Church. Committal service will be held in Park Lawn Memorial Chapel.

      Galt Reporter 1961

  • Sources 
    1. [S204] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1901, Preston (Village) F-1 Page 3.

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 32.

    3. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 23 Page 12.

    4. [S2441] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1891, Section 1 Page 55.

    5. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name:Valentina Pete Barnhardt Date of Birth:23 Dec 1877 Gender:Male Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:Peter Barnhardt Mother's name:Carolina Weihe

    6. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [Monument] HOMUTH/ [Front stone markers] Ruth I. HOMUTH/ wife of Richard BRACKEN/ 1900 - 1926./ Harold "Pat"/ HOMUTH/ 1898 -1948./ DAVIDSON/ John A./ 1903 - 1991/ Clara/ 1903 - 1964./ George A. E. HOMUTH/ 1901 - 1943./ Gladys WHITE/ beloved wife of/ Harold HOMUTH/ 1898 - 1924./ [Back markers]Otto HOMUTH/ 1859 - 1928./ Charlotte MCDOWELL/ beloved wife of/ Otto HOMUTH/ 1865 - 1925./ Herbert Otto/ 1892 - 1920./ Maggie/ 1890 - 1908./ Frank/ 1906 - 1915./ Baby/ 1923./ Robert John/ 1896 - 1919.

    7. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [Monument] BERNHARDT/ [Front] [5 Flat markers] Valentine P. 1877 - 1961./Allan H. S./ SMITH/ 1915 - 1974./ James V. 1918 - 1922./ Dorathe K./ 1908 - 1938./ Pitceathly J. V./ 1883 - 1967./ [Back] BARRETT/ KING/ Those who are loved never die./ [Flat markers] John M. BARRETT/ 1915 - 1937/ dear son of/ Myron and Brownie./Charles H. KING/ 1923 - 1991/ beloved husband of/ Helen M. BARRETT./ Brownie WALKER/ 1889 - 1937/ beloved wife of/ Myron M. BARRETT./ Myron M. BARRETT/ 1882 - 1938/ beloved husband of/ Brownie WALKER./ [Burial Card] Brownie Walker BARRETT born 1938, died Jan. 3, 1987.


    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 23 Mar 1876.
      21 Mar 1876 By Pastor Wurster in Preston, Peter Bernhardt was married to Caroline Weihe, both of Preston.

    9. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Peter Bernhardt Age: 26 Birth Date: abt 1850 Birth Place: Preston, Ontario Marriage Date: 21 Mar 1876 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father:Henry Bernhardt Mother:Dorothea Bernhardt Spouse:Caroline Weihe Spouse's Age:23 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1853 Spouse Birth Place:Doon Waterloo County Spouse Father:Welhelm Weihe Spouse Mother:Anna Maria Weihe

    10. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:Violet Pekaithly Walker Age:21 Birth Date:abt 1883 Birth Place:Fergus Marriage Date:20 Aug 1904 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:Wm Walker Mother:Minnie Brown Spouse:Valentine P Bernhardt Spouse's Age:26 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1878 Spouse Birth Place:Preston Spouse Father:Peter Bernhardt Spouse Mother:Caroline Weibe

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Dec 1877 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - reeve, councillor - Preston - - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? - 1901 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Aug 1904 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 May 1961 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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