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Adolph Mueller

Adolph Mueller

Male 1850 - 1898  (48 years)

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  • Name Adolph Mueller 
    Born 8 Jan 1850  Scheessel, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Club Membership 1880 
    Grand River Canoeing Club 
    Grand River Canoeing Club
    Grand River Canoeing Club
    A black and white group portrait photograph, framed by a mat, of the four members of the Grand River Canoeing Club in 1880. The members are posed sitting around a campfire in front of tent in a photographic studio. Each man is wearing striped shirt and a cap.
    Left to right: J.A. Mowat ("Cook"), H.R. Watson ("Vice-Commodore"), A. Meuller ("Commodore")
    Front centre: D. Forsyth ("Purser")
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Teacher 
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian 
    Committee Membership 1897  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jubilee Celebration Executive 
    Kitchener,JublieeCelebrationExecutive-busyberlin1897.jpg
    Kitchener,JublieeCelebrationExecutive-busyberlin1897.jpg
    Jubilee Celebration Executive 1897 - From: Busy Berlin Jubilee Souvenir 1897, published by Berlin News-Record
    Died 8 Jan 1898  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    educator, sportsman 
    Name Adolf Mueller 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-135317 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I135317  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Mueller,   b. Abt 1820, of, Scheessel, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F41179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Adolph Mueller
    Adolph Mueller
    from Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

  • Notes 
    • In memoriam Died:/ At Berlin, Ont., on Saturday morning,/ January 8th, 1898,/ Adolph Mueller,/ Aged 48 years and 1 day./ Deceased was born in Scheesel, Hanover, Germany, on January/ 7th, 1850, and came to Berlin, Canada, in 1869, and taught/ in the High School 21 years./ The Funeral/ Will be held on Tuesday afternoon,/ January 11th, 1898,/ at 2 p.m.,/ from St. Peter's (Evangelical Lutheran) Church to Mount Hope/ Cemetery./ Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

      Funeral Card of Adolph Muller

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      ADOLPH MUELLER

      The news of the sudden death on Saturday afternoon of Mr. Adolph Mueller, teacher at the Berlin High School, caused much consternation. He had been sickly for several days and said on Friday that if he did not feel better the next morning, he would go into hospital. However, his condition was not considered serious. On Friday evening at 11: 00pm he returned to his room at the Walper House, where he lived, but did not come down to breakfast the following morning. At 11: 30am, his door was opened and he was found, dead, sitting in an armchair in his night-clothes. Apparently, he had gone to bed and, because he was unable to sleep, had gotten up towards morning, sat down at the table and read a book, which had fallen from his hands and lay at his feet on the floor.

      The deceased was born January 7, 1850 in Scheesel, Hanover and came to Canada in 1869, where he obtained a post as German teacher at Central School. He retained this position until 1876, and afterwards, was a teacher of German and French at the high-school. He took an active part in everything that served the well-being of the school and was especially enthusiastic at public occasions. He was a member, and in the last year, president, of the Free Library Board, secretary of the Hospital Board, member of the Philharmonic Association, the Musical Association, the Berlin Club and secretary of the Conservative Association of North Waterloo. He belonged to the Free Masons, the Odd Fellows, the Royal Arcanum and the Workmen, and was fond of hunting, fishing, music, art and sport. As a result, he was widely known and had many friends. He leaves his aged mother, two brothers and two sisters in Germany, one brother in Australia, and one brother here, the third Deputy Reeve, Karl Mueller. The "Journal" extends deepest sympathy to the saddened relatives.

      The body was transported on Tuesday morning to St. Peter's Church where, between the chancel and the coffin, many floral tributes in the shape of wreaths, crosses, anchors, harps, lyres, angle irons, circles, stars and sickles, etc. were displayed. These came from his brother here, the pupils of the high-school, the Musical Society, the Philharmonic Society, the hospital Board, the Free Masons, the Odd-Fellows, the Workmen, the football team, the Concordia, the Library Board, the hospital employees, the High-School teachers, the pastor and organist of the church, the employees of the Walper House, The Conservative Association, Mrs. J.E. Seagram, Mrs. Dr. Mylius, Mrs. Fennell, Mrs. H. Kranz, Mrs. J.E. Neville, Mr. D.B. Dewar in London, Miss Hall in Guelph, and other personal friends. Most of these magnificent arrangements were from the green-houses of Messrs. Kemminski & Stansbury.

      The funeral service began at 2: 00 pm in the afternoon. The large church, however, was already filled with participants long before, so that hundreds were not able to obtain a seat. The service began with a funereal song by the Philharmonic Association and then the Concordia and the congregations' choir performed several songs. Pastor von Pirch presented, in German and in English, the life and works of the deceased and emphasized his varied activities as church, organizational and administrative representative, illustrating that he had the intention of being helpful and useful to his fellow-man and to that end, he devoted almost all his leisure time. Therefore, no one in Berlin would be mourned and missed more than Adolph Mueller. In closing, he read out a resolution of sympathy from the church board.

      After the service, the funeral procession set out for Mount Hope Cemetery in the following order: band, playing funereal marches; pastor, Free Masons, Royal Arcanum, Odd-fellows, and Workmen, without regalia, teachers and pupils of the High School; public school teachers; pall-bearers, funereal carriage; and in coaches, mourners and friends, church board, mayor and city council, hospital board and attendants, administrators of the Free Library, high-school principal, directors of the Berlin Club, representatives of the Conservative Party, etc. The numerous flower arrangements were transported on a large, flat-bed wagon, which they covered completely. The procession was exceptionally long and thousands of spectators lined both sides of the streets and watched it go by. There has not been such a large attendance at a funeral in Berlin for a long time - a sign of the great respect with which the deceased was regarded, both near and far.

      Berliner Journal January 13, 1898 Page 4 Column 5 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library

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      The Rev. J. F. Pickle

      A young divinity student, the Rev. James F. Dickie, fresh from a Scottish College, was inducted on February 13, 1872. Subsequently he married the late Sir Adam Beck's only sister. Mr. Dickie continued at St. Andrew's until the late eighteen-seventies. In 1875 the session was increased by the appointment of the elders whose names follow: Alexander Young, William Cowan, J. Muir, Charles Bedford, John Moffat, William Cowan, and Alexander Roy. The Rev. Mr. Dickie demitted his charge in Berlin and accepted a call to the Central Presbyterian Church in Detroit. Later on he was appointed minister to the American and British Church in Nollendorf Platz, Berlin, Germany. In December, 1913, he revisited Berlin, Canada, and in part said, I knew Berlin better in 1871 than I do now. I note how wonderfully it has grown and how it has become a hive of industry. But whether or not it is a more agreeable place in which to live, I cannot say. When I first knew it, it was a delightful place. It hadn't many manufacturies, but it had a number of scholarly, cultivated gentlemen, and very genial and hospitable ladies. Then, you heard scarcely anything spoken in the streets but German. It was necessary for anyone living here to speak both languages. I had for my instructor Adolph Mueller, who was one of the best teachers I have ever met. He did much to draw the German and English speaking people together. What impressed me most on coming to Berlin, Ontario, was the fact that a little town of 2,500 inhabitants had fourteen churches. The Lutherans were the largest group, while all the churches drew from the country. I recall that the first street-light. burning coal oil, was placed in 1874. Had I not been in little Berlin, I should never have been in Berlin, Germany. For it was here that I acquired an interest in German life and language.

      After Dr. Dickie removed to Detroit he was succeeded by the Rev. Donald Tait (1879-1889). In his time the Presbyterians of Waterloo who attended St. Andrew's organized a church of their own...3a

      3a
      A History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937,

  • Sources 
    1. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 47.

    2. [S807] Funeral Card - Doon Heritage Crossroads, "Funeral Card of Adolph Mueller,"; X.961.361.001.

    3. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jan 1850 - Scheessel, Hanover, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCommittee Membership - Jubilee Celebration Executive - 1897 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jan 1898 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - educator, sportsman - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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