Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Christoph Henry "Henry" Wolfhard

Christoph Henry "Henry" Wolfhard

Male 1863 - 1948  (85 years)

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  • Name Christoph Henry "Henry" Wolfhard 
    Born 1 Oct 1863  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened 2 Jan 1864  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Business 17 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    H. Wolfhard & Co. 
    Image from Peter Wolfhard
    Image from Peter Wolfhard
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    Name Henry Wolfhard  [5
    Name Henry Wolford 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Tinsmith 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Hardware Merchant, Store 
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    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Christian Science 
    Residence 1948  389 Queen St. S., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-178363 
    Died 19 Dec 1948  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I178363  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2019 

    Father Peter Wolfhardt,   b. 1823, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1911  (Age < 87 years) 
    Mother Margaret Besserer,   b. Dec 1823, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 21 May 1854  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F23430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth "Lizzie" Kutt,   b. 16 Aug 1864, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1927, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 1 May 1888  [4
    Children 
     1. Edith Mary Wolfhard,   b. 19 May 1889, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Herbert William Wolfhard,   b. CALC 21 Mar 1891, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1892, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     3. Harvey Wolfhard,   b. May 1896, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Herbert William Wolfhard,   b. 21 May 1896, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F175943  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Oct 1863 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 2 Jan 1864 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - H. Wolfhard & Co. - - 17 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tinsmith - 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 MapsOccupation - Hardware Merchant, Store - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Christian Science - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Dec 1948 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Henry Wolfhard, Ex-Hardware Man, Dies at 85

      Henry Wolfhard, 85, one of Kitchener's pioneer hardware dealers, died at his home 389 Queen St. South, early today. He had been in poor health for some time.
      Mr. Wolfhard started in the hardward business on King St. West where the present Kresge store stands. His partner was Philip Gies and the firm was known as the Gies-Wolfhard Hardware Co. The store opened for business Jan. 2, 1889.

      In Second Store

      Mr. Gies later sold out to Mr. Wolfhard and Co. with George Sehl and William K. Weber as partners.

      This firm continued operations until 1928 when Mr. Sehl purchased the business and carried on alone under the name of Sehl Hardware.

      Mr. Wolfhard was a keen supporter of athletics and was well known as an enthusiastic baseball fan.

      Born in Kitchener, Oct. 1, 1863. he was the son of the late Peter Wolfhard and Margareta Besserer. His wife, the former Elizabeth Kutt, predeceased him in 1928.

      One Son Survives

      He is survived by one son, Harry, of Montreal, former manager of the Merchants Rubber Factory here, and one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Edith) Menzies, Kitchener. Three grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive, him. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Katherine Hertel, Kitchener.

      The funeral will be public Friday at 3 p.m. from his late residence followed by entombment at the Woodland Mausoleum. The body is resting at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home until tomorrow afternoon.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Christoph Henry Wolfard s/o Peter & Margareth Besserer b. 1 Oct 1863, bapt. 2 jan 1864 sponsors: Henry Lochner & wife Elisabeth

    2. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div 13, Page 11.

    3. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 27 Pg. 4.

    4. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 7.

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 4 Jun 1896.
      21 May 1896 The wife of Henry Wolfhard, in Berlin, a son.

    6. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 25 May 1854 Pg: 21.
      BESSERER, Margaretha married 21 May 1854 To Peter WOLFARD. Both of Berlin. minister F. W. Bindemann