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

William Hunter

Male 1821 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name William Hunter 
    Born 1821  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1853  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Elected Office 1856  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve/Mayor 
    Interesting business, story 
    Occupation 1861  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Merchant 
    Religion 1861  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    United Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1871  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Merchant 
    Occupation 1891  Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-125612P 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I125612  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Nicolina Hastings,   b. 1830, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 22 Sep 1853  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Euphemia "Effie" Hunter,   b. 3 Aug 1854, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1935, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. William Hunter,   b. 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. David Hastings Hunter,   b. 26 Oct 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1936, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Isabella Hunter,   b. 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. James Hunter,   b. 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Annie Hunter,   b. 1864, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Alexander Hunter,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Allan Hunter,   b. 1868, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Jane Nellie Florence Hunter,   b. 7 Aug 1875, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F31120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1821 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1853 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Sep 1853 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve/Mayor - 1856 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1861 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Presbyterian - 1861 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1871 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 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 store. 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. [S250] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1871, Page 17.

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

    3. [S167] Census - ON, Wellington, Guelph Township - 1901, Div 3 pg 17-18.

    4. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 28 Sep 1853 pg 3.
      On Thursday, the 22nd inst., at Galt, by the Rev., Mr. Gibson, Mr. William Hunter of the Village of Hamburgh, to Miss Nicholas Hastings, of the Township of North Easthope.