Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Lt. Gov. - Mayor Louis Orville Breithaupt

Lt. Gov. - Mayor Louis Orville Breithaupt[1]

Male 1890 - 1960  (70 years)

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  • Name Louis Orville Breithaupt 
    Prefix Lt. Gov. - Mayor 
    Born 28 Oct 1890  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Evangelical 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Evangelical 
    Occupation 1915  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    tanner 
    Elected Office 1919  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor - Councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1919-22, 1923-24 (Mayor)
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Sales Manager, Tannery 
    Religion 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Zion Evangelical 
    Residence 1921  100 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 8 Dec 1960  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Website 2009 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Eby ID Number 00142-2327.6 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I12085  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Mayor Louis Jacob Breithaupt,   b. 3 Mar 1855, Buffalo, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1939  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Emma Alvarena Devitt,   b. 16 Oct 1860, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1925  (Age 64 years) 
    Married Apr 1881  [10
    Family ID F3513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mabel Louise White,   b. 5 Apr 1894, Milton, Trafalgar Twp., Halton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1916, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1915  Milton, Trafalgar Twp., Halton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F41695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sara Caskey,   b. 2 Mar 1895, Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1989, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Scott Breithaupt,   b. 25 Oct 1920, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1974, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. Louis Paul Breithaupt,   b. 1922,   d. 9 Jun 2005, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Sara Caroline "Sally" Breithaupt,   b. 8 Aug 1924,   d. 8 May 2014, Mount Forest, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. Rev. Herbert Caskey Breithaupt,   b. 22 Feb 1927,   d. 16 Feb 2017, Etobicoke, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F232508  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Oct 1890 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - tanner - 1915 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Oct 1915 - Milton, Trafalgar Twp., Halton Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor - Councillor - Kitchener - 1919 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sales Manager, Tannery - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Zion Evangelical - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Dec 1960 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Louis Orville Breithaupt
    Louis Orville Breithaupt
    Louis Orville Breithaupt
    from Ancestry.com

  • Notes 
    • Louis Orville Breithaupt earned the title of the city's "most eminent citizen" when he became Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario in 1952. He served the office with distinction until 1957.

      His father, Louis Jacob Breithaupt, was a prominent industrialist, operating the Breithaupt Leather Company. Following graduation from the University of Toronto, Breithaupt entered his father's business, became vice-president and general manager, and, later, president.

      He was an alderman for four years and in 1923, at age thirty-two, became the youngest mayor in the city's history - and the third generation of his family to serve in that office. Many local organizations received the benefit of his executive guidance. He had been governor of McMaster University, Hamilton and the chancellor of Victoria University, Toronto.

      He was elected Liberal member for Waterloo North in 1940, 1945 and 1949. His personal qualities and interest in humanity made him a beloved citizen.


      Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 707.

    2. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Louis Orville Breithaupt b. 28 Oct 1890, Berlin, s/o Louis J. Breithaupt & Emma Alverina Devitt.

    3. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-4 Page 6.

    4. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 38 Page 3.

    5. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 85726 (1915), Breithaupt-White.
      Louis Orville Breithaupt, tanner of Berlin, Birth Place: Berlin Ontario Age: 24 Estimated birth year: abt 1891 Father Name: Louis Jacob Breithaupt Mother Name: Emma Alverine Devitt Spouse Name: Mabel Louise White Spouse's Age: 21 Spouse Birth Place: Milton Spouse Father Name: Charles Emmatt White Spouse Mother Name: Bertha Ezard White Marriage Date: 14 Oct 1915 Marriage Location: Halton, Milton

    6. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 25 Page 5.

    7. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 6.

    8. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      Breithaupt/ "in Christ shall all be made alive". 1 Cor. 15.22/
      (A) Honourable/ Louis O./ Breithaupt/ 1890-1960/ (B) Sara Caskey/ Breithaupt/ 1894-1989/

    9. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

    10. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 5.