Waterloo Region Generations
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George William Aumann

Male 1878 - 1945  (67 years)


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  • Name George William Aumann 
    Born 11 Jul 1878  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1907  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Drover 
    Occupation 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Drover 
    Residence 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Methodist 
    Elected Office 1913  [5
    • Municipality: Elmira Years on local council: Councillor 1913, 1914; Reeve 1915. "Because of the demands of his business, he retired from active municipal life after 1915."
      Years on Waterloo County Council 1915
    Elected Office 1913  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Councillor - Elmira 
    Elected Office 1913  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Councillor - Waterloo County 
    Elected Office 1914  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Reeve - Elmira 
    Interesting busines, politics, life 
    Name William Auman 
    Name William Aumann 
    Residence 1929  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1945  Centre St., Elmira, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-197717P 
    Died 1 Nov 1945  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I197717  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father George Aumann,   b. 20 Mar 1855, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1928, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Angeline Howlett,   b. 27 Feb 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1929, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1878  [6
    Family ID F14396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie Louise Johnston,   b. 3 Nov 1886, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1951, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1909  Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Wilma Johnston Aumann,   b. 8 May 1911, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1989, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Elizabeth Georgene "Gene" Aumann,   b. 28 Sep 1916, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1990, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F187432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Passing of Wm. Auman, Prominent Citizen Mourned

      Well and Favorably Known Throughout District. Was a Lifelong Resident of Elmira

      A largely attended funeral was held at Elmira on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 3rd, for William George Auman, widely known livestock dealer and lifelong resident of Elmira, whose death occurred at the family residence on Centre Street during the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 1st, after an illness that kept him confined to the house for the past six weeks.

      The late Mr. Auman was born on July 11, 1879, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Auman (nee Angeline Howlett). He was the second generation of a family of livestock dealers who were widely and favourably known throughout Waterloo County.

      On December 1st, 1909, he married Anne Louise Johnston, of Parker, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnston and grandaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rudd of Peel Township.

      The late Mr. Augman took a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnston and granddaughter of die late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rudd, of Peel Township.

      The late Mr. Auman took a keen interest in all community affairs until the past few pears when ill health prevented him from doing so. More than 30 years ago he was president of the Elmira Musical Society. He was a charter member of the Elmira Service Club and a member of the Elmira Board of Trade. He was a life member of the Board of Stewards of Wesley United Church, Elmira. A member of the Elmira town council in 1913 and 1914, he was reeve of Elmira in 1916. Because of the demands of his business he retired from active municipal life after 1915.

      After the 1st Great War he was president of the Welcome home Committee it 1918. He was vice-president of the Red Cross in Elmira when it was organized during the Second Great War.

      A lover of sports, he was for more than 20 years engaged in the activities of the Elmira hockey club in an official capacity. In 1913-14 he was president of the Elmira Hockey Club when it won the Intermediate championship of the Northern Hockey League and was runner-app for the senior championship. About 30 years ago he was president of the Elmira Factory Ball League and Honorary President of the Factory Hockey League.

      Besides his wife., Anne Louise Johnston, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nelson (Wilma) Amy, of Waterloo, Mrs. George (Georgene) Ellis, London, Ont„ and a niece, Mrs. Lee (Alma) Widmeyer, Oshawa; one sister, Mrs. Norman (Laura) Hollinger, Elmira, and three grandchildren. One brother, When, of Kitchener, predeceased him three years ago. The pall bearers were Messrs. Oscar Holzworth, George Herman, O. W. Reichard, Gerald Dillon, Garfield Evans of Elmira and Fred Armstrong, Toronto.

      The funeral service took place at the Dreisinger Funeral Chapel and was conducted by Rev. A, Lloyd Thompson, minister of Wesley United Church, assisted by Rev. W. A, Fosbuary of Acton, Ont., a former minister, and by Rev. E. N. Mohr, minister of the Evangelical Church, Elmira. Interment was made in the family plot at the Elmira Cemetery.

      Elmira Signet

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-4 Page 8.

    2. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Div. 49 Pg. 8.

    3. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 22045 (1907), Aumann-Johnston.
      George William Aumann, Drover of Elmira, Age: 30 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877 Father Name: George Aumann Mother Name: Augeline Howlett Spouse Name: Annie Louise Johnston, residence Peel Twp. Spouse's Age: 23 Spouse Father Name: Richard Johnston Spouse Mother Name: Elizabeth Rudd Marriage Date: 1 Dec 1909 Marriage Location: Wellington

    4. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, E., America, N., Municipality, W., & Cemetery, E. (1879). William George Aumann (1879-1945) - Find A Grave... Retrieved 4 June 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/100375842/william-george-aumann.

    5. [S1450] Waterloo County Councillors A Collective Biography.

    6. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Mrs. G. Auman is Called by Death - 9 May 1929.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jul 1878 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Drover - 1907 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Dec 1909 - Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Drover - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Elmira - 1913 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo County - 1913 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve - Elmira - 1914 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1929 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Nov 1945 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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