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Franz Xavier "Xavier" Boehler

Franz Xavier "Xavier" Boehler[1]

Male Cal 1820 - 1883  (~ 62 years)

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  • Name Franz Xavier "Xavier" Boehler 
    Born CALC 3 Dec 1820  , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Business New Hamburg Pottery, New Hamburg, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    New Hamburg Potter Advertizment from 1867 Directory
    New Hamburg Potter Advertizment from 1867 Directory
    Name Xaver Böhler  [6
    Name Xavier Boehler  [7
    Residence 1847  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Naturalization 1857  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation 1861  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Potter 
    Religion 1861  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Catholic 
    Occupation 1864  Peel Street, New Hamburg, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    potter 
    Occupation 1871  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Potter 
    Occupation 1881  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Potter 
    Religion 1881  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Roman Catholic 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-125660 
    Died 24 Feb 1883  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I125660  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Family Maryann Yantz,   b. 1832, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 5 Jan 1847  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 11
    Children 
     1. Barbara Boehler,   b. CALC 26 Mar 1848, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1891, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     2. Joseph Boehler,   b. 22 Jan 1852, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Henry Boehler,   b. 1854, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Isabella Boehler,   b. 1856, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. George Boehler,   b. 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Charles Boehler,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Maria Anna Boehler,   b. CALC 1862, of, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1880, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
     8. Rosa Boehler,   b. 1864, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Philip Boehler,   b. 1870, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Susannah Boehler,   b. 1872, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Louis Markus Boehler,   b. CALC 1 Aug 1874, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1876, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F31127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Xavier Boehler founded the New Hamburg Pottery and settled in Canada around 1848. By 1851 he lived in New Hamburg where he was a potter. By 1854 his pottery was found on a map on the east side of Peel Street. He had a brother Valentine who lived in Egmondville, Ontario.

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      New Hamburg....Among the early Catholic inhabitants were: Joseph Hartmann, from Sparenberg, Bavaria, a butcher and tavernkeeper who came in 1847; Sylvester Frank, a brewer, was certainly here in 1842, possibly some years earlier (Sanderl's register); Xavier Boehler, a potter from Alsace.

      The Catholic Church in Waterloo County, Book I, by Rev. Theobald Spetz, C. R., D. D., 1916

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      Xavier had a apprentice named Henry Schuler 1842-1908 and learned the pottery trade from Xavier Boehler in New Hamburg. By 1868, Henry had opened a pottery in Paris with Peter McGlade but the partnership dissolved in 1873. Henry continued his own pottery, the Paris Stoneware Works, until it was destroyed in an 1884 flood.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      John Zinger Born: Canada Age: 26 Father: Joseph Zinger Mother: Theresa Zinger Born: abt 1848 Spouse: Isabella Bohler Age: 18 born: Canada Father: Franz Xavier Bohler Mother: Maria Bohler married 20 Oct 1874 married: Waterloo, Berlin

    2. [S250] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1871, Page 19.

    3. [S251] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1881, New Hamburg 1881 Page 12.

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 8 Mar 1883.
      24 Feb 1883 Xavier Bohler died in New Hamburg at age of 62 years, 2 months & 21 days

    5. [S1868] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1861, Div. 1 Pg. 10.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 5 Aug 1880.
      July 28, 1880 Maria Anna Böhler, daughter of Xaver Böhler, died in New Hamburg at age of 18 years,

    7. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Emma Waldmann Born: Prussia Age: 22 Father: Henry Waldmann Mother: Name of Mother Could Not Be Told Born: abt 1851 Spouse: Joseph Boehler Age: 21 born: Canada Father: Havier Boehler Mother: Maria Jans married 23 Sep 1873 married: Bruce, Formosa

    8. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev. Jacob Huttner - Lutherna, Preston form 80.
      Xaver Bochler, to Maria Anna Yanz, both of Waterloo. 5 Jan. 1847, Preston. Rev. Hottner

    9. [S1195] Naturalization - ON, Waterloo - Allegiances.
      Xavier Boehler formerly of France resident of Wilmot Tp. granted 09 Sep. 1857 recorded 10 Sep. 1857 88

    10. [S330] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1864 - County of Waterloo gazetteer and general business directory for 1864.

    11. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 7 Jan 1847 Pg: 2.
      BOHLER, Xaver married 5 Jan 1847 To Maria YANTZ. minister Jacob Huttner

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 3 Dec 1820 - , Alsace Lorraine, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - - New Hamburg Pottery, New Hamburg, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1847 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jan 1847 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 1857 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Potter - 1861 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Catholic - 1861 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - potter - 1864 - Peel Street, New Hamburg, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Potter - 1871 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Potter - 1881 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1881 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Feb 1883 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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