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Henry Ratz

Henry Ratz[1, 2]

Male 1830 - 1881  (50 years)

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  • Name Henry Ratz 
    Born 9 Nov 1830  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Evangelist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-165523 
    Died 5 Jul 1881  [2
    Person ID I165523  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Valentine Ratz,   b. 12 Aug 1798,   d. 28 Dec 1870, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Anna Gertrute "Gertrude" Lanz,   b. 2 May 1798, , Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1872, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married
    Valentine and Gertrude (Lanz) Ratz
    Valentine and Gertrude (Lanz) Ratz
    Family ID F11278  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christina Eidt,   b. 30 Jun 1834, , Hesse-Cassel, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1887, Gadshill, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Children 
     1. John E. Ratz,   b. Jan 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1934  (Age ~ 80 years)
     2. Jacob Ratz,   b. 4 Jun 1855, Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Ratz,   b. 14 Dec 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943  (Age 86 years)
     4. Christina "Tena" Ratz,   b. 1858, Gadshill, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Adam E. Ratz,   b. 26 Jul 1864, Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1935, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Emma Ratz,   b. 29 Dec 1866, Gadshill, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965, Clinton, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     7. George Eidt Ratz,   b. 13 Jul 1868, , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Adline Ratz,   b. 10 Oct 1870, Gadshill, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953  (Age 82 years)
     9. Mayor Edward Eidt Ratz,   b. 22 Oct 1874, Gadshill, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1954, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     10. Mayor Henry Eidt Ratz,   b. 30 Apr 1877, Gadshill, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F24889  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Ratz,Henry-1830-1881.jpg
    Ratz,Henry-1830-1881.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Henry Ratz owned and operated a sawmill at Gads Hill, north of Stratford. He had been born during the voyage of his parents to Canada in 1828, from Hessen, Germany. When his parents arrived in Waterloo County his father, Valentine Ratz, opened a blacksmith's shop in Waterloo and his mother, Anna Gertrude, contributed to the family income by knitting items of clothing to sell to her neighbours. The first small family sawmill was opened at St. Jacobs, and then a larger mill at Gads Hill which in time was operated by Henry....


      Woman of Waterloo County edited by Ruth Russell

  • Sources 
    1. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 8940 (1877), Jacob Kaufmann-Mary Ratz.
      Jacob Kaufmann, lumber dealer of Gadshill, Ontario, Birth Place: Germany Age: 29 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848 Father Name: Joseph Kaufmann Mother Name: Annie Kaufmann Spouse Name: Mary Ratz, residence Gadshill, Spouse's Age: 20 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857 Spouse Birth Place: Woolwich Ont Spouse Father Name: Henry Ratz Spouse Mother Name: Christian Ratz Marriage Date: 5 Mar 1877 Marriage Place: Perth, North Easthope

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 17 Nov 1887.
      31 Oct 1887 Christina Ratz, widow of the late Heinrich Ratz, died in Gadshill at age of 53 years and 4 months.

    3. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 3, Pg. 17.

  • Event Map
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