Waterloo Region Generations
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Dr. - Mayor John Emil Hett

Dr. - Mayor John Emil Hett

Male 1870 - 1956  (86 years)

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  • Name John Emil Hett 
    Prefix Dr. - Mayor 
    Born 2 May 1870  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1897  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kitchener,Hett,J.E.residence-busyberlin1897.jpg
    Kitchener,Hett,J.E.residence-busyberlin1897.jpg
    Residence of J. E. Hett MD - From: Busy Berlin Jubilee Souvenir 1897, published by Berlin News-Record
    Residence 1902  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Public Service 1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Berlin Public School Board 
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    Residence 1906  115 King St. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Physican 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Elected Office 1913  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    mayor - councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1913, 1915-16 (Mayor)
    Author 1943 
    Cancer, Its Causes and Prevention and New Treatment 
    • Cancer, Its Causes and Prevention and New Treatment
      John Emil Hett
      American Distributing Company, 1943 - Cancer - 206 pages
    Interesting building, public service, politics, paranormal 
    Name J. E. Hett 
    Name J. E. Hett 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-130928P 
    Died 25 Sep 1956  Windsor, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I130928  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2019 

    Father Johann B. "John" Hett,   b. 9 Nov 1829, Bernsburg, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1911, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Eva Elizabeth Heller,   b. 15 Jan 1833, Udenhausen, Vogelsbergkreis, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1910, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F32278  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 May 1870 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1897 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1902 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Berlin Public School Board - 1906 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1906 - 115 King St. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physican - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - mayor - councillor - Kitchener - 1913 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Sep 1956 - Windsor, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The MCC [Mennonite Central Committe 223 King St. E., Kitchener] House was owned by Dr. J. Hett, a cancer specialist and a spiritualist, and the building was shared with him. A separate entrance led into the doctor's office . One room on the second floor served as his bedroom and another room was reserved for seances.

      Mennogespräch, Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario March, 1989, Vol. 7, No. 1

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      According to the Registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Dr. Hett was registered with the College on May 29, 1891. His name was erased from their register as of April 16, 1937, and restored by order of the Council on April 2, 1938. An item in the New York Times, September 26, 1956, stated that Dr. Hett's name was erased from the register when he refused to divulge the formula for a serum that he insisted would cure ar thritis, diabetes, peptic ulcers and cancer. . . In 1938, he was reinstated after he allowed a special Provincial Government inquiry to check the formula. It was found to be medically harmless, but of unproved value.

      CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians Volume 12, Issue 3, Article first published online: 30 DEC 2008

  • Sources 
    1. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 51.

    2. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      John Emil Hett Date of Birth: 2 May 1870 Gender: Male Birth County: Waterloo Father's Name: John B Hett (builder of Berlin) Mother's Name: Eva Elizabeth Heller

    3. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 33 Pg. 9.

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Golden Wedding - October 2, 1902.

    5. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev. Fr. Wilh. Wunderlich, Rev. return 232.
      John Hett married Eva Elizabeth Hiller 28 Sep 1852, wit: Hartman Schnare & wife.