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A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Mayor Allen H. Huber

Mayor Allen H. Huber[1, 2]

Male 1847 - 1915  (68 years)

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  • Name Allen H. Huber 
    Prefix Mayor 
    Born 27 Jan 1847  Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    New Jerusalem 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Merchant 
    Occupation 1873  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    merchant 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Elected Office 1908  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor - Kitchener 
    Allen Huber election handout
    Allen Huber election handout
    from collection of Norma Huber
    Injury politics, story, business 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Promoter 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Anglican 
    Eby ID Number 00060-3980 
    Died 3 Oct 1915  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I19911  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 

    Father Reeve Henry Sauder Huber,   b. 18 Jun 1819, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1872, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Barbara Shoemaker,   b. 8 Mar 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1907, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1841  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 13
    Family ID F1500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Roat,   b. 1 Jan 1849, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 19 Jun 1872  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 14
    Children 
     1. Henry Oscar "Oscar" Huber,   b. 3 Jun 1873, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Henrietta Innis Huber,   b. 3 Jun 1873, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F701  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Allan Huber
    Allan Huber
    Huber, Allan - formal mayor of Berlin.jpg
    Huber, Allan - formal mayor of Berlin.jpg
    Allan Huber mayor of Berlin in possesion Norma Huber, 2006 (copy of original)
    Huber,Allan-withwagon-BerlinCelebrationofCityhood1912.jpg
    Huber,Allan-withwagon-BerlinCelebrationofCityhood1912.jpg
    Allan Huber besides the wagon that brought Abraham Weber and family to Waterloo from Pennsylvania in 1807. The wagon is on display at the Waterloo Region Museum.
    Huber,AllenMayor-0001-UniversityWaterlooSpecialCollections.jpg
    Huber,AllenMayor-0001-UniversityWaterlooSpecialCollections.jpg
    A real photo postcard from the Florence Schantz collection of PM W Laurier & Mayor Allen Huber, Berlin 1908. Part of the Schantz/Russell Family Papers, University of Waterloo archives Special Collections.

  • Notes 
    • Allan Huber, "was married to Hannah Roat and resides in the town of Berlin where he is engaged as manfacturers' agent. His family consists of two children, namely: Henry Oscar and Henrietta Innis (twins)."

      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      Huber was born here in 1847 and died here October 3rd last. Mr. Huber was in many respects a remarkable man, if somewhat eccentric. He was of an old Waterloo Pennsylvania German family and was Mayor of Berlin in 1908. Mr. Huber was of very material assistance in the work of this Society, and secured for us severable valuable additions to the museum, among them the Weber waggon of 1807.

      Third Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society pg 11

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      EX -MAYOR HUBER PASSES AWAY
      Well-Known Citizen Died at Berlin & Waterloo Hospital.

      WAS IN 68TH YEAR

      One of Berlin's oldest native-born citizens, in the person of Allen Huber, passed away at the Berlin & Waterloo hospital on Sunday morning at 5: 30 o'clock after a long and lingering illness. The deceased has been in poor health for several years and has been a patient at the hospital since last November, suffering from a complication of ailments. Up to a few days ago he was bright and cheerful but last Thursday he took a decided change for the worse and weakened rapidly. His daughter Miss H. Innis Huber, of New York, who arrived last Thursday, was at his bedside.

      The deceased was born in Berlin 68 years ago, and was the second son of the late Henry Huber, who was Reeve of the then village of Berlin for six consecutive terms he attended the Public School, after which he entered his father's general store. After the death of his father he conducted the store in partnership with the late Simon Roy for some years.

      He disposed of his interest in the store and took an extended trip to Japan and China. On his return he travelled for many years representing various firms in this city. He was known in the commercial world from coast to coast: During the last twenty years he has been living retired, and took a keen interest in municipal and parliamentary affairs. lie was a frequent candidate. for the Mayoralty and finally succeeded in being elected in 1908, and served one term. He was also an unsuccessful candidate for the Provincial Legislature and the Dominion Parliament on several occasions.

      The late Mr. Huber was always interested in the market of this city; of which he claimed to be the chief promoter when it was commenced. When engaged in the retail business he offered prizes weekly to the farmers for the best specimens of farm produce until the farmers started to patronize the markets regularly.

      The deceased was married to Hannah Roat and is survived by two-children, Oscar of the United States and Miss Innis of New York. Messrs. Charles and Edwin Huber of this city are brothers. In the death of Mr. Huber this city good friend, and while at times he was apt to be extreme in his views of public questions there was an honesty of purpose which won for the confidence of the electors of this city. He was fearless in his denunciation of any wrong-doing and stood by his convictions. During the last week of his life he stated to a member of the Telegraph staff that he had his short-comings but it was a consolation to him in his dying hours that he had tried to do his best for the masses without fear or favor. The funeral will take place on Tuesday morning from Schreiter's undertaking rooms to Mount Hope cemetery.

      Berlin Daily Telegraph 4 Oct 1915

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      Allen Huber, Mayor 1908.

      Mr. Allen Huber, mayor in 1908, was born in Bridgeport in 1847. He was son of the late H. S. Huber, who was seven times head of the village of Berlin. Mr. Allen Huber was a factor in the early days, as a pioneer traveller, finding markets for Berlin goods in Canada, Newfoundland, China and Japan. He is very widely known throughout the Dominion. His is an aggressive nature and there were many warm sessions during his term of mayor. In politics lie is an independent. He has resided in Berlin since 1851 and was educated in the Common and Grammar Schools.


      Official souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 832.

    2. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 189.

    3. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-4 Page 17.

    4. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div 13, Page 5.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 pg 190.

    6. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian).
      Bridegroom Name: Allen Huber Age: 25 Res: Berlin Place of Birth: Berlin Names of Parents: H. S. And Barbara Huber Bride: Name: Hannah Roat Age: 22 Res: Berlin Place of Birth: Berlin Names of Parents: John & Sarah Roat Witness(S): Name: Henry Roat Res: Berlin Name: Alexand. Roy Res: Berlin Date of Marriage: June 19, 1872

    7. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 26.

    8. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 2 Page 11.

    9. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 23 Page 7.

    10. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), Ex-Mayor Huber Passes Away - 4 Oct 1915.

    11. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 449.

    12. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin...

    13. [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, 16 Jul 1841 pg 29.
      8 Jul 1841 Pastor Bayne m. Heinrich HUBER, son of Peter Huber from Dumfries, to Barbara SCHUMACHER, daughter of Jacob S Schumacher, from Glasgow.

    14. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Allan Huber Born: Canada Age: 25 Father: Henry Sander Mother: Barbara Huber Born: abt 1847 Spouse: Hannah Roat Age: 22 born: Canada Father: John Roat Mother: Sarah Roat married 19 Jun 1872

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jan 1847 - Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - New Jerusalem - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jun 1872 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1873 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor - Kitchener - 1908 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Promoter - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Anglican - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Oct 1915 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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