Waterloo Region Generations
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Claude Herman "Hermie" Quirmbach

Male 1880 - 1949  (68 years)


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  • Name Claude Herman "Hermie" Quirmbach 
    Born 10 Dec 1880  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/78789896 
    Honoured Hermie Place, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hermie Place in Kitchener was named in his honour. 
    Military South African War 
    Name Herman Quirmbach 
    Name Hermie Quirmbach 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christian 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-137561P 
    Died 26 Jan 1949  Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Roselawn Cemetery, Roseville, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I137561  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father Charles Peter Quirmbach,   b. 1 May 1836, Nentershausen, Westerburg, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1895, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Catherine "Katie" Stuempfle,   b. 8 Apr 1839, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1929, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1856  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F20577  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helena Glover Plum,   b. 16 Jul 1879, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1944, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1908  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F57788  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Hermie Quirmbach
    Hermie Quirmbach
    Display from Waterloo Region Museum 2014
    Quirmbach,ClaudeHermanHermieQuirmbach-002.jpg
    Quirmbach,ClaudeHermanHermieQuirmbach-002.jpg
    Globe Newspaper, Toronto

  • Notes 
    • C. HERMAN QUIRMBACH.

      Among the younger of Berlin Old Boys abroad is Sergeant C. Herman Ouirmbach of the American Express Company. He holds a responsible position in the head office of the Company at St. Paul, Minnesota. He has done well since leaving Berlin about four years ago and has hosts of friends here and elsewhere who look with confidence for further advances. The subject of this sketch, who is better known as "Hermie", was born in Berlin, Dec. 10th, 1880, and after going through the public school, entered the local office of the Canadian Express Company and G. N. W. Telegraph Company, and when the Canadian contingents offered themselves to the Mother land to help fight her battles in South Africa, Hermie was one of the volunteers. He was accepted and spent a year and a half in active service, going through the thick of several engagements. He was for sometime with the famous "Gattling Gun" Howard and when the latter responded to the last roll call, Hermie fell heir to his shoes, revolver and other accoutrements of warfare which he brought home and cherishes as priceless mementos of an eventful period of his life.

      Berlin Today 1806-1906 official souvenir

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      Sergt. C. [Claude] Herman Quirmbach is a Berlin boy, of whom every citizen can well be proud. Born in Berlin, in the year 1879, he is a native of the town. he received his education in the Public and High Schools in this town and is thus well known to the younger element of Berlin's citizens, while his connection with the G.N.W. Telegraph Co. gave him ample opportunity to make himself popular with the merchants and business men of the town. When the call for a second contingent was issued by the Canadian Government, Sergt. Quirmbach hid himself to Guelph, unknown to Berlin friends, and passed the necessary examination, qualifying to accompany "D" battery which was composed largely of Guelph volunteers..

      Berlin Daily Telegraph, August 7, 1901

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      from his song:

      When Hermie Quirmbach comes home.
      He'll be the nation's pride and joy.
      So welcome him with shouts of joy.
      When Hermie Quirmbach comes marching home.
      When Hermie Quirmbach comes home."

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

    2. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 47.

    3. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Carl Quirmbach, cigar maker of Waterloo Twp. married 30 Nov 1856 in Berlin by banns to Catherine Strimpfle of Waterloo Twp. wit" Otto Boehmer of Waterloo Village & Louise Huber of Waterloo Village

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Dec 1880 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHonoured - Hermie Place in Kitchener was named in his honour. - - Hermie Place, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Christian - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1908 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jan 1949 - Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roselawn Cemetery, Roseville, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States of America Link to Google Earth
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