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

Harvey John Graber

Male 1889 - 1954  (~ 64 years)

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  • Name Harvey John Graber 
    Born Jun 1889  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    ? Manufacturer 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Manager, Felt Factory 
    Residence 1921  41 Hohner Ave., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Died 1954 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-174277 
    Buried Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I174277  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2021 

    Father Heinrich Carl "Henry" Graber,   b. 16 Sep 1861, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1945, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Louise "Louisa" Hopp,   b. 13 Mar 1864, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1938, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1883  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6
    Family ID F169199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Laura Henrietta Bornhold,   b. 29 Apr 1888, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1980, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1912  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Louise Graber,   b. 1913, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Edith Graber,   b. 1915, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Muriel Graber,   b. 1917, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. May Graber,   b. 1921, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Bernice Graber,   b. 1925,   d. 26 Nov 1993, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F39148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Harvey John Graber
    Harvey John Graber

  • Notes 
    • Harvey John Graber was born in Berlin (Kitchener) in 1888. He was elected a commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission in 1936 and served for eighteen years. He was chairman from 1938-1946 and was again chairman at the time of his death. While he was chairman, the first trolley bus service was instituted in Kitchener-Waterloo and the east end transit terminal was built.

      In 1949 he ran unsuccessfully as a Conservative Party candidate in the provincial election.

      In 1954 the opening of the Harvey J. Graber transformer station hailed Kitchener as the first municipality in Ontario to transform its own high tension power. A leader in the Lutheran Church, he was a member of the Canada Synod ' s executive committee, president of the Lutheran Brotherhood and a member of the board of governors of Waterloo College and Seminary.


      Waterloo Region Hall of Fame


  • Sources 
    1. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 22 Pg. 10.

    2. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 30 Page 15.

    3. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 4.

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

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 19 Apr 1883.
      Apr. 12, 1883 Heinrich Gräber of Galt & Louise Hopp of Berlin were married in Preston by Pastor Wurster.

    6. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 12280 (1883), Graber-Hopp.
      Henry Graber, 22, Farmer (Tanner)?, Buffalo Ny, Galt, s/o John and Augusta, Married Louise Hopp, 19, Berlin, Same, d/o Christian and Louise, Witn: Alexander Simpson and Francis Weaver, both of Berlin, 12 April 1883 At Preston (Lutheran)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jun 1889 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? Manufacturer - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Sep 1912 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manager, Felt Factory - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1921 - 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 - - Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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