1880 - Yes, date unknown
||Fred Debus |
||of, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
||New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
||, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Warden for the County of Waterloo |
||politics, story |
|Eby ID Number
||Yes, date unknown
||12 Jun 2019 |
|Born - CA 1880 - of, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Elected Office - Reeve/Mayor - 1915 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Elected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1920 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
- 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
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.