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

Sebastian Englert

Male 1888 - 1981  (93 years)


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  • Name Sebastian Englert 
    Born 13 Jan 1888  Stephen Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Salesman, Grocery Store 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Clerk, Grocery Store 
    Religion 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Roman Catholic 
    Residence 1921  380 Wellington St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-173851 
    Died 14 Oct 1981  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I173851  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Sebastian Englert,   b. 1850, W├╝rzburg, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1900, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Amelia Hoffman,   b. 2 Feb 1853, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F169100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary E. Kroetsch,   b. 11 Oct 1884, St. Clements, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1978  (Age 94 years) 
    Children 
     1. Bertha Englert,   b. 1914, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sebastine Englert,   b. 1917, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Marie Englert,   b. 1919, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Rose Englert,   b. 1921, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F41470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ENGLERT, Sebastian A. -- At his residence 380 Wellington St. N., Kitchener, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1981, aged 93 years, Sebastian Englert. A member of St. Mary's RC Church; the Kitchener Knights of Columbus, Council 1504; former partner of Schell and Englert Grocery, retiring in 1954. Son of the late Sebastian Englert and Emelia Hofmann; husband of the former Mary Kroetsch, who predeceased him in October 1978; father of Sebastian P., Bertha, Marie (Mrs. Wilbert Moser), Mrs. Rose Balge and Margaret (Mrs. Ed Baskerville), all of Kitchener and Joseph of Tonawanda, N.Y.; brother of Walter of San Carlos, Calif. Also survived by 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Predeceased by three sisters and four brothers. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton St., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. tonight. Vigil service Friday at 8 p.m., followed by the Knights of Columbus Scripture Service at 8: 30 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 9: 30 a.m, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's RC Church at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Kitchener Mount Hope cemetery.

      The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Oct 1981

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      RETAILER SEBASTIAN ENGLERT SR. DIES AT 93

      Sebastian Englert Sr., the dean of Kitchener retailers, died Wednesday at his home, 380 Wellington St. N. Kitchener he was 93. He joined the staff of Beck and Schell, a grocery store at 16 king St. E. in Kitchener in 1901 at the age of 13, In 1926, he became a partner and the store became Schell and Englert. The partnership was dissolved in 1954 and Englert planned to retire. But when his son, Sebastian Jr., purchased the property for a gift shop. his father decided to stay on as a salesman. He continued to go to the store until a few years ago and was still selling well into his 80s. When he started in the grocery business, he worked 72 hours a week and wages were $100 a year. In a 1974 interview, he recalled butter at 25 cents a pound, milk at 5 cents a quart, bread at 10 cents a loaf and potatoes at 75 cents for a 75 pound bag. Top grade beef went for 15 cents to 25 cents a pound. He had to hand mix individual tea blends and package customers' purchases in rolled up newspapers because there weren't any paper bags. Matches were made by breaking off pieces from a solid block of wood topped with sulphur King Street in those days was just mud with no cars and no driving rules for horses and buggies. Englert and his wife the former Mary Kroetsch, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1974. She predeceased him in 1978. Surviving are two sons. four daughters and one brother. The mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Kitchener, at 10 a.m. Saturday.

      The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Oct 1981

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-3 Page 18.

    2. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div.. 21 Page 20.

    3. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Sebastian Englert - 15 Oct 1981.

    4. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 23 Page 4.

    5. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 44.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jan 1888 - Stephen Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Salesman, Grocery Store - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk, Grocery Store - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Oct 1981 - Kitchener, 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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