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August Henry Wittmaak

August Henry Wittmaak

Male 1861 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name August Henry Wittmaak 
    Born Apr 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Name A. H. Wittmaak 
    Occupation 1881  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Tinsmith 
    Occupation 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Canadian Pacific Railway Agent. Station Railway 
    Residence 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-126616 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I126616  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    Father John Wittmack,   b. 1816, , Holstein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1884, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Lena,   b. CALC 22 Aug 1836, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1876, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Family ID F31344  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wilhelmine Pabst,   b. May 1863, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Edith Wittmaak,   b. May 1895, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F221829  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    August Henry Wittmaak in 1901
    August Henry Wittmaak in 1901
    source Hespeler Souvenir

  • Notes 
    • Thomas McMaster, Herman Kreig, Nicholas Krieg, August H. Wittmaak, Hugh McTearnen and others drove "Peddlewaggons" for John Zryd in the old days.


      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

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      August Henry Wittmaak opened a hardware store on the south side on October 2nd, 1882, sold it to B. H. Kopeman about 1892. Meantime he was appointed local agent of C.P.R. Tickets and Telegraphs and of Dominion Express Company and for years conveyed passengers and express shipments by horse-drawn vehicle to the C.P.R. Station at Galt to meet certain trains.

      He moved from Queen Street into a small building at the street end of Ike Queens Hotel shed, later occupied as a shoe repair shop by John Wilkinson and after him, by George Hilker. When the Trolley line was built to the Guelph Road in 1895 or 96 they had only a small building. Later on the present one was erected and Wittmaak then moved into it. He was assessor of Hespeler from 1897-1913 and did a good job.


      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

  • Sources 
    1. [S299] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1881, Page 2.

    2. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 20 Pg. 17.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Apr 1861 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tinsmith - 1881 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Canadian Pacific Railway Agent. Station Railway - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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