Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Theodore Adam "Ted" Witzel

Theodore Adam "Ted" Witzel

Male 1875 - 1948  (~ 72 years)

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  • Name Theodore Adam "Ted" Witzel 
    Immigration 1875  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born Nov 1875  , USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1899  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    grain merchant 
    Business 1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Onward Manufacturing Company 
    Onward Manufacturing Company
    Onward Manufacturing Company
    Display Waterloo Region Museum 2011
    Interesting business, life story 
    Name T. A. Witzel 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Manufacturer, Novelty 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christian Science 
    Residence 1911  53 Roy St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Manufacturer, ? 
    Religion 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christian Science 
    Residence 1921  53 Roy St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-179263 
    Died 1948 
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I179263  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Henry K. Witzel,   b. 21 Feb 1854, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1913, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Schaefer,   b. CALC 18 Aug 1857, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1894, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 27 Jun 1875  South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Carrie Josephine Hackett,   b. Apr 1878, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 9 Mar 1899  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Helen Witzel,   b. Sep 1901, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Theodore Witzel,   b. 1907, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Theodore Andrew Witzel,   b. 1918,   d. 1995  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F176175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In 1906 when T.A. Witzel started his own small business manufacturing and selling ball-point pens. He re-named his company Onward Manufacturing in 1910 and spent the next 30 years expanding his product line to include hardware and home appliances. As most other Canadian companies, he shifted his production during the second world war to arms and munitions parts to help the Allied war effort. The resulting increase in manufacturing capacity left the company ideally positioned to take advantage of the post-war economic boom. During this period, they expanded into the barbecue market and grew into a market leader developing such brand names as Broil King and Stirling.

  • Sources 
    1. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 28 Pg. 4.

    2. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 26 Page 4.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1875 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Nov 1875 - , USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - grain merchant - 1899 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Mar 1899 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Onward Manufacturing Company - 1906 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer, Novelty - 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 MapsResidence - 1911 - 53 Roy St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer, ? - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Christian Science - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1921 - 53 Roy St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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