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

Warden - Reeve Frederick "Fred" Debus[1]

Male 1870 - 1957  (86 years)


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  • Name Frederick "Fred" Debus 
    Prefix Warden - Reeve 
    Born 2 Jul 1870  Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1897  Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    miller 
    Elected Office 1915  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve/Mayor 
    • FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1915
      In a narrow margin. Fred Debus was elected reeve, defeating Fred Schaefer by orly 12 votes.
    Elected Office 1920  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    Interesting politics, story 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-13717 
    Died 15 Mar 1957 
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13717  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Family Elizabeth Kern,   b. 1874, Fullarton Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1965, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1897  Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Dora Sidonia Debus,   b. 4 Jun 1900, Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1943, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     2. Lloyd Wilfrid Debus,   b. 28 Aug 1903, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1973, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F60901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Debus,Fred-0001.jpg

  • Notes 
    • To meet Mr. Fred DeBus, even casually, is to observe that he is one of the brightest business men in the place. Genial but alert, one is not surprised to know that his grain, flour and feed business is a prosperous one. Mr. DeBus deals in flour and feed and coarse grains principally. But he has several other strong lines. He is a large dealer in potatoes and makes a particularly strong bid for seeds, a commodity always in demand among the farmers. The modern agriculturist is very careful of what kind of clover, timothy, mangold, and turnip seed he purchases. He wants clean, reliable seed, for any other may cause him untold annoyance and loss. One way to safeguard himself is to go to a dependable dealer and the farmers about New Hamburg are fortunate in having a reliable dealer like Mr. Debus. They recognize the fact and patronize him liberally. His supply of standard stock foods and binder twine is another feature of his large store.

      Special Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hambug, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario

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      The first Cenotaph plans began in 1918 but it was not erected until 1922. On December 6, 1918, interested citizens met at the library hall to discuss the erection of a monument in honour of New Hamburg's fallen heroes. The committee was appointed to carry out the commendable undertaking: Reeve Fred Debus, Chairman, S. G. Bratlett, Secretary, L. G. Pequegnat, J. F. Katzenmier, Lewis Hahn, Dan Becker, Dr. Anderson, Henry A. Ernst and Thomas Wenzel.

      https://www.cdli.ca/monuments/on/newham.htm

  • Sources 
    1. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Lloyd W. Debus - 12 Sep 1973.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Frederick Dubus
      Sex: Male
      Age: 27
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1870 "Ellis?
      Occ: miller Tavistock
      Father's Name: Henry Debus
      Mother's Name: Elizabeth Buker
      Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Kern
      Spouse's Sex: Female
      Spouse's Age: 23
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1874 Fullarton
      Res: Fullarton
      Spouse's Father's Name: Adam Kern
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Johanna Millman
      Marriage Date: 12 Oct 1897
      Marriage Place: Stratford, , Ontario, Canada

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jul 1870 - Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - miller - 1897 - Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Oct 1897 - Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve/Mayor - 1915 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1920 - , 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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