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

Sylvester Frank

Male 1805 - 1884  (78 years)


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  • Name Sylvester Frank 
    Born 31 Dec 1805  , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Business New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rausch's brewery 
    Occupation New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    brewer 
    Occupation 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    bar labourer 
    Occupation 1861  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cooper 
    Residence 1861  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Catholic 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-105978 
    Died 3 Jul 1884  Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I105978  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2023 

    Family Catherine,   b. 29 Sep 1813, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Rosina Frank,   b. 1831, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1911, Brookfield, Huron, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Loring Frank,   b. 1833, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Loucus? Frank,   b. 10 Aug 1834, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Marie Frank,   b. 14 Feb 1836, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Franzina Frank,   b. 12 Jul 1839, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Marcus Frank,   b. 25 Apr 1842, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2023 
    Family ID F26978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • July 3, 1884 Sylvester Frank, former proprietor of Rausch's brewery in New Hamburg, died in Thunder Bay at age of (78 years?-writing cut off)

      Berliner Journal 7 Aug 1884

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      Jacob Merner with his wife and family emigrated from Germany and settled on a farm miles west of New Hamburg in 1837. Several of the ten children still survive, among them being Mr. Christian Merner of whom a sketch appears elsewhere. Wm. Smith had the first blacksmith shop. It was here that the late Samuel Merner learned his trade. Jacob Brill was the first cooper and did a thriving trade in barrels, churns, &c. The pioneer weaver was John Oehm who made cloth for his numerous patrons on his hand loom. Theobald Seyler owned a frame hotel on the site of the present Queen's and John Boeckner did the cobbling and shoemaking for the neighborhood. The latter's shop was on the site of the present residence of Mr. D. Becker. Wendel Schuyler was the first teacher in 1838 or 1839. A portion of the first log schoolhouse still stands near the Cemetery and is used for a dwelling: Soloman Weaver was a miller in the early days and later became an evangelical minister. Business men who came a little later were Wm. Burkhold, who established a brickyard; Fred Merner who started a carriage business and Wm. Hunter, who had a general stare. In the early 50's Sylvester Frank built a brewery. It was of brick and a portion of it is still in use in connection with the present brewery. The village has gradually increased in population and assessment with no particularly stirring events to mark its even progress. The great flood of 1883 due to a cloudburst is an event never to be forgotten by those who witnessed it. On that occasion the water covered the streets up to the door of the Imperial hotel, and swept away the Rau, Hartman and Helmer bridges, thus cutting the village off from the outside world. In this its golden jubilee year, New Hamburg stands a community of contented, busy people, living in good homes and doing admirably their little share of the great world's work.

      Special Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hamburg, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario

  • Sources 
    1. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 3 Pg 13.
      Sylvester Frank Bar Labourer Baden (Germany) Catholic 31 Dec aged 46
      Cathar Frank Hessen (Ger) Catholic 29 Sep aged 39
      Loucus? Frank Upper Canada Catholic 10 Aug aged 18
      Marie Frank Upper Canada Catholic 14 Feb aged 16
      Franzina Frank Upper Canada Catholic 12 Jul aged 13
      Marcus Frank Upper Canada Catholic 25 Apr aged 10
      John Fryburger Elsass (France) Catholic 22 1830
      Lorenz Tohl Ireland Catholic 21 1831

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Aug. 7, 1884 - Death Notice of Sylvester Frank.

    3. [S1868] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1861, Div. 1 Pg. 12.

    4. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 3 Pg 13.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Dec 1805 - , Baden, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Rausch's brewery - - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - brewer - - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - bar labourer - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cooper - 1861 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Catholic - 1861 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jul 1884 - Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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