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

John Bramm[1, 2, 3]

Male 1817 - 1893  (75 years)

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  • Name John Bramm 
    Born 5 Oct 1817  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Business Ownership 1845  32 Weber Street West, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    brick making 
    • Started the business in 1845.
    The house was probably built in the 1850s or '60s. It was demolished in 1926.
    The house was probably built in the 1850s or '60s. It was demolished in 1926.
    Home of John Bramm, Weber Street, Kitchener. (2019). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 20 April 2019, from https://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/3507840/data?n=55
    Residence 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    brick maker 
    Occupation 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Brick Maker 
    Religion 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Brickmaker 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Brickmaker 
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lutheran 
    Died 14 Aug 1893  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Name Johannes Bramm 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-13730 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13730  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Family Elizabeth Wenzel,   b. 10 Sep 1819, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1881  (Age < 61 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1845  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Anne Bramm,   b. 1846, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elizabeth Bramm,   b. 9 Nov 1847, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1848, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Heinrich Bramm,   b. 1 Jul 1849, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John Bramm,   b. 1 Dec 1851, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. George Bramm,   b. 3 Dec 1853, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1928, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. Adam Bramm,   b. 8 Jan 1857, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1885, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     7. Eda Bramm,   b. 1862, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Bertha Bramm,   b. 1862, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Mary Elizabeth Bramm,   b. 3 Oct 1862, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Diena Bramm,   b. 1869, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F6291  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Oct 1817 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Ownership - brick making - 1845 - 32 Weber Street West, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Sep 1845 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - brick maker - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Brick Maker - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Brickmaker - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Brickmaker - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Aug 1893 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - 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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  • Notes 
    • John Bramm was Berlin's first brickmaker, his factory being located on the land on which Zion United Church, Weber Street, was built. He started the factory in 1845, the year in which he came from Germany.

      The bricks for wells, houses and stores were taken to their location by a team of oxen. 500 bricks sold for $3.75. In 1880 Bramm employed six men, their weekly wages totalling $40.

      In 1898 Bramm purchased the Doering steam grist mill on Queen Street South and operated it with his sons. Hundreds of cords of wood were purchased from local farmers for the operation of the mill and brickyard. The Bramm brothers operated the mill until 1907 and it is, in 1972, the Kissner Milling Company.

      Bramm was also a private banker, lending money at interest rates of 6 ½ to 7%.

      The Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

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      John Bramm, the first, came here in the early sixties, and opened a brickyard at 58 West Weber Street. Afterward he owned yards in other parts of the town. Mr. Bramm married Miss Elizabeth Wenzel and was the father of six children: Anna, Henry, John, George, Adam, and Marie Elizabeth. "Betty" was married to P. K. Weber, long city roadmaster. Harry once conducted the American hotel. For many years, John Jr.. and George had a brickyard in Wilmot Street. Next they bought the flour-mill in S. Queen Street, operating it till 1906, when they sold it to Irvin Master. The brothers were noted fishermen and hunters. After the sale of the mill, John lived in retirement. George, four years later, opened a coal-office at 568 S. Queen Street. In 1892 he married Miss Anna (Ash) Huehn, a sister of Christian Huehn, who was accountant for the Breithaupt Leather Co., and who built the Huehn Block in West King Street. Mrs. Bramm has lived at 560 S. Queen Street ever since her marriage. The district east of South Queen Street, between the mill and Schneider Avenue, was then given over to apple orchards and potato patches. Mr. Bramm continued the coal business until his death in 1928. Since then his daughter, Mrs. Kreiner, has managed the office.

      2aA History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937, pg 157-8

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Mary Elizabeth Bramm Born: Canada Age: 26 Father: John Bramm Mother: Elizabeth Bramm Born: abt 1862 Spouse: Philip K Weber Age: 27 born: Canada Father: Ludwig Weber Mother: Philipoena Weber married 20 Nov 1888

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      George Bramm (miller of Berlin) Born: Berlin, Ont Age: 30 Born: abt 1862 Father: John Bramm Mother: Elizabeth Bramm Spouse: Anna Huehn (res of Berlin) Age: 24 Born: abt 1868 born: Elmira, Waterloo Co., Ont Father: Christian Huehn Mother: Salome Huehn married 27 Dec 1892 married: Waterloo, Preston

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 12 Nov 1885.
      04 Nov 1885 Adam Bramm, son of John Bramm, died in Berlin at age of 28 years, 9 months and 26 days

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 pg 10.
      John BROM Brick Maker Germany 34 Lutheran b. 5-Oct
      Elisabeth BROM Germany 33 Lutheran b. 10-Sep
      Elisabeth BROM Canada 6 Lutheran b. 4-Mar
      Henry BROM Canada 3 Lutheran b. 6-Jul
      John BROM Canada 1 Lutheran b. 1-Dec

    5. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div 13, Page 29.

    6. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 61.

    7. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 2 Page 13.

    8. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 44.

    9. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner, Lutheran Minister, Preston report 53.
      John Bram, married to Elisabeth Wenzel, both of Waterloo. 28 Sept. 1845

    10. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 pg 10.

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