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

Mayor Fredrick Merner[1]

Male 1829 - 1895  (66 years)


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  • Name Fredrick Merner 
    Prefix Mayor 
    Born 9 Mar 1829  , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Carriage Maker 
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    Residence 1861  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Evangelical 
    Occupation 1871  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Carriagemaker 
    Elected Office 1872  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve/Mayor 
    Interesting story 
    Name Fred Merner 
    Occupation 1881  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Carriage Maker 
    Residence 1881  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Evangelical Association 
    Occupation 1891  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Miller 
    Residence 1891  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Evangelical 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-125818P 
    Died 6 Jul 1895  [5
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I125818  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2021 

    Father Jacob Emanuel Merner,   b. 20 Oct 1789, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1869, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Susanna Schlueter,   b. CALC 9 Mar 1789, , Canton Berne, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1875, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Family ID F11110  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Philipena Young,   b. 25 Nov 1835, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1914  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1852  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Jedidah "Yetta" Merner,   b. 24 Nov 1853, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1927, Evanston, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Clarissa Merner,   b. 30 Dec 1855, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1919  (Age 63 years)
     3. Lavinia Merner,   b. 1857, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Frederic Merner,   b. 1859, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Alexander Walter Merner,   b. 26 Sep 1861, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Oscar Erastus Merner,   b. 4 Nov 1864, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1944, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Franklin Charles "Frank" Merner,   b. 1866, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Henry Amelius Merner,   b. Dec 1870, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Milton Merner,   b. 1875, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Louis Merner,   b. 1882, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F8678  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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: Solomon 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. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Alexander Walter Merner Born: New Hamburg Age: 24 Father: Fredk Merner Mother: Phillippa Merner Born: abt 1861 Spouse: Ludwina Marg Zimmerman Age: 22 born: Bamberg Father: Henry Zimmerman Mother: Catharina Zimmerman married 8 Oct 1885

    2. [S250] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1871, Page 26.

    3. [S251] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1881, New Hamburg 1881 Page 42.

    4. [S1868] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1861, Div. 2 Pg. 14.

    5. [S153] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Riverside New Hamburg CC#4564 Internet Link.
      Merner/ Ernst

      [A] Henry Ernst/ Sept. 14, 1846/ Dec. 6, 1895
      [B] Yetta Merner/ Wife Of H. Ernst/ Nov. 24, 1853/ June 29, 1927
      [C] Frederick Merner/ Mar. 9, 1829/ July 6, 1895
      [D] Philipena Young/ Wife Of F. Merner/ Nov. 25, 1835/ Dec. 16, 1914

    6. [S699] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1891, Section 1 Page 8.

    7. [S699] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1891, Section 1 Page 9.

    8. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev. Wilhelm Schmdit of Wilmot. return #222.
      Friedrick Murner. 23, To Phillipina Jung, 17. 9 Nov. 1852. Rev. Schmidt. Wit. Joseph Lashinger And Daniel Schmidt.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Mar 1829 - , Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Nov 1852 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carriage Maker - 1861 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical - 1861 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carriagemaker - 1871 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve/Mayor - 1872 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carriage Maker - 1881 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical Association - 1881 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1891 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical - 1891 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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