Waterloo Region Generations
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Ansel Emil "Emil" Umbach

Male 1882 - 1931  (49 years)


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  • Name Ansel Emil "Emil" Umbach 
    Born 9 May 1882  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Emil Umbach 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-104855 
    Died 22 Aug 1931 
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I104855  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Isaac Umbach,   b. 3 Dec 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1935, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Schaefer,   b. 3 Apr 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1926, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1882  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F26969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydiann Musselman,   b. 15 Sep 1890, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1957, Lucknow, Kinloss Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Milton Umbach,   b. 1915,   d. 9 May 1989, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Lorne Umbach,   b. 1924, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2014  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F44308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 May 1882 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Sep 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Farmer-Thresher-Woodcutter-Stationary Engineer for Dominion Tire-now Dominion Rubber-Strange S.t. Kitchener. Died as chief engineer in that Company's employ. Was self trained and so well liked that the company flag was flown at half mast at his death.

      Emil's father Isaac owned farm on 9th of Peel, Wellington cty Ontario. Emil married Lydiann Musselman dau of Amos whose farm adjoined Isaac's farm After marriage they moved to the upstairs of Ruggles Store in Flordale near Elmira Ont. where their oldest child Elton was born.

      After about a year they moved to the Elmira creamery building on the north-west side of Elmira and while here Emil became employed as a maintenance man at the Dominion Tires Co. in Kitchener. Elton is not sure how dad made the trip every day from Elmira to Kitchener but claims that within a year they moved to Benton St. S. near the old creek. in Kitchener. While here their back yard almost touched that of Isaac Umbach who lived behind them on Mitchell st. Kitchener which street ran off Queen st. S. almost into their back door. It was here that Reta was born. Shortly after they moved to the South end of Peter St.and then to the Alexander Hotel in Waterloo, which stood on the corner of William and King st (N. East) where there is now a doughnut shop. It is not known how long they stayed here before moving to 51 Domimion St. just east of the Tire factory where Elton thinks both Milton and Elmer were born. He feels that they were here for some time and then they were moved to 171 Strange st. right beside the factory where dad could be on call every minute of the day. It was a solid two story home with a double porch on the front( up and down) and a large maple tree on the front lawn.This tree was used extensively to tie the small kids to to keep them from running away. Lloyd, Lorne and Harold were born here. We lived here till dad died when we moved to the south end of Strange St. besides the Kitchener Water works, where we stayed till Lorne was about 26 or 27.


      Lorne Umbach 1989

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 2 Mar 1882.
      05 Feb 1882 Maria Schäfer and Isaak Umbach, both of Woolwich, were married in Elmira by Pastor A.R. Schulz.