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

Peter Louis Hymmen

Male 1852 - 1930  (77 years)


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  • Name Peter Louis Hymmen 
    Born 21 Aug 1852  Centreville (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Business Hymmen Bros. & Chamberlain, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hymmen Bros. & Chamberlain 
    Business Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hymmen Hardware 
    King Street Kitchener 1922
    photo by Denton original owned by rych Mills 2015 (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Interesting business, life story, 
    Immigration 1860  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Immigration 1860  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Name Peter Hyman 
    Religion 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Baptist 
    Religion 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Baptist 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Tin Smith 
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Baptist 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Tinsmith 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Tinsmith 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Hardware 
    Kitchener-HymmenHardware-001-Envelope-1897.jpg
    Kitchener-HymmenHardware-001-Envelope-1897.jpg
    Occupation 1911  156-158 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 10
    Merchant, Hardware 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Baptist 
    Residence 1911  95 Queen St. N., 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  [7
    Store Keeper, Hardware Retail 
    Religion 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Baptist 
    Residence 1921  95 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1930  57 Roy St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-186267 
    Died 10 May 1930  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I186267  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 

    Father Johan Heinrich Peter "Peter" Hymmen,   b. 1819, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1869, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Helena Louisa Wescott,   b. 15 Nov 1823, Wuppertal, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1902, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F8672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Reichart,   b. 4 Apr 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1952  (Age < 94 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1880  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Harvey L. Hymmen,   b. 28 Feb 1881, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Homer Wescott Hymmen,   b. 17 Mar 1883, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F8408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Reichert,   b. 1856, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Henry Hymmen,   b. 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Homer Hymmen,   b. 1882, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F247335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Hymmen Bros. & Chamberlain, Hardware, Stoves, Pumps, etc., King Street - The hardware trade in Berlin is one in which a large amount of capital is invested, and in which employment is furnished to many hands. The goods handled are those in use in all building operations, houses, stores, offices, etc., and consequently the demand is large and the field of operations extensive. Among those actively and prominently engaged in this line of industry is the firm of Messrs. Hymmen Bros. & Chamberlain, whose business has been established for the past six years, Mr. Chamberlain having been admitted a partner last spring. The premises occupied are large and commodious, being 20x124 feet in dimensions, where a large and well assorted stock of hardware, stoves, pumps, tinware, hot-air furnaces, cutlery, etc., etc., is carried in profusion. The firm manufacture their own tinware both from order and for stock. They give employment to 8 competent assistants and skilled workmen, and use one team for the delivery of goods to customers, who come from the town and surrounding sections of country. The business since its inception has been constantly improving and still steadily increases, the volume of business transacted this fall being very large and in advance of former years. All members of the firm are natives to Canada, and imbued with all the business characteristics which have made the country such a successful commercial one. They are held in the highest regard by all who know them.


      Industries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886

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      August and Charles Boehmer in the sixties owned a hardware, stove and tinware store at 58 East King Street. In 1874, they began manufacturing paper boxes, after selling the hardware stock to C. E. Moyer and the tinware shop to Peter and Henry Hymmen. Hymmen Bros. first leased quarters in the Canadian block from J. Y. Shantz, and later on in the Germania block. Hardware and plumbing were added to their lines. In 1892, Peter Hymmen bought his brother's share. In 1906, he opened up West King Street as a business section, erecting a large block at No. 158. Mr. Hymmen was active until shortly before his death in 1930. Prior to his departure, his sons, H. I.. Hymmen and Homer Hymmen, had been their father's associates and now direct the enterprise. After Henry Hymmen left the firm he was for four years with H. Wolfhard & Co., and then bought C. E. Moyer's hardware stock. He carried on in the Dunke block until 1900, when he was appointed superintendent of the waterworks. George Potter, who for many years had been with John Fennell & Son, bought Mr. Hymmen's stock, and is still doing business at the old stand.

      2aA History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937, pg 159

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-5 Page 10.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Peter Hymen Born: USA Age: 28 Father: Peter Hymen Mother: Helena Hymen Born: abt 1852 Spouse: Mary Reichert Age: 23 born: Canada Father: Philip D Reichert Mother: Eva Mary Reichert married 13 Jun 1880

    3. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 60.

    4. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 51.

    5. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 4 Page 38.

    6. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 34 Page 3.

    7. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub District 28 Page 1.

    8. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 61.

    9. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Peter Hymmen b. 24 Aug 1852 Centreville, On. d. 10 may 1930 Kitchener, s/o Peter Hymmen & Helen Westcott, res. 57 Roy St., Kitchener, Ont.

    10. [S1535] Report - An Inventory of Industrial Buildings of Architectural/Historical Significance in the City of Kitchener, p. pg 8.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Aug 1852 - Centreville (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Hymmen Hardware - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1860 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1860 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jun 1880 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tin Smith - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1881 - 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 MapsOccupation - Tinsmith - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hardware - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant, Hardware - 1911 - 156-158 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - 95 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Keeper, Hardware Retail - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1921 - 95 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 May 1930 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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