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

Friedrich Ludwig "Frederick" Rickermann[1]

Male Cal 1826 - 1886  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name Friedrich Ludwig "Frederick" Rickermann 
    Born CALC 10 Jun 1826  , Mecklenburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Interesting construction Kitchener's only windmill 
    Kitchener-WindMill-0001-drawingW.H.Schmalz.jpg
    Kitchener-WindMill-0001-drawingW.H.Schmalz.jpg
    Built in 1861, the Albert Street (now Madison) windmill had four canvas-covered, 40-foot-wings mounted on a top that revolved to catch the wind. W.H. Schmalz sketched Berlin's first grist mill from his childhood memories of the structure. - W.V. Uttley's History of Kitchener, 1937
    Name Frederick Ludwig Rickerman 
    Occupation 1857  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    labourer 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Labourer 
    Residence 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1875  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    carpenter 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-20684 
    Died 21 Oct 1886  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20684  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 

    Father Frederick Rickerman,   b. Abt 1795, Of, Mecklinburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Christina,   b. Abt 1795, Of, Mecklinburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F19512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Fredericka Niemeir,   b. CALC 7 Sep 1837, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1857  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Frederick Reickerman,   b. 1857, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Wilhelm Rickerman,   b. 25 Feb 1859, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Frederick Johann Carl Rickerman,   b. 17 Aug 1861, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1901  (Age < 39 years)
     4. August Rickerman,   b. 17 Aug 1861, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Albert Rickerman,   b. 29 Apr 1863, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1928, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     6. John Reickerman,   b. 1869, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Benjamin Reickerman,   b. Feb 1871, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F8380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Emilie Friederica Dreves,   b. 9 Jun 1853, Lobsens, Posen, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 3 Oct 1875  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Mary Rickerman,   b. CA 1876,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F19513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • THE WINDMILL

      A feature of many years of the southerly end of the village was a windmill, on what was known as Mecklenburg Hill, near the westerly corner of Church and Albert streets. This was the project of a company composed of Jacob Y. Shantz, Henry Boehmer and others. It was built in 1860 by Frederick Rickerman who was the originator of the idea. Rickerman was familiar with windmills and had operated one in Germany. The structure was about sixty feet high, hexagonal in plan, with each of the four wings or sails about 45 feet long by 6 feet wide. A vertical centre beam meshing with the topcross shaft extended down to the main floor of the mill and there operated three sets of stones. The revolving top carried the cross-shaft, on which the wings were mounted, and could be set for the Wind by means of a Windlass. An outer platform was at the height of' the wing length from the top shaft. From this the wings or arms could be worked on, and their canvas covering put in place. Particular excellence was claimed for the flour from this mill. The author remembers eating bread baked from the first flour it produced.

      Pg. 278

      REMINISCENCES OF BERLIN (NOW KITCHENER)
      By Jacob Stroh
      Contributed by Joseph M. Snyder
      Part II.--Churches, Roads, Miscellaneous

      Waterloo Historical Society Annual Vol. 1931

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 19 Aug 1875.
      Died 14 Aug 1875 In Berlin, Friderike, nee Niemeier, wife of Friedrich Rickermann, died in childbirth at the age of 37 years, 11 months, 7 days. (Details follow.)

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Frederick Rickerman Born: Mecklenburg, Germany Age: 50 Father: Frederick Rickerman Mother: Christina Rickerman Born: abt 1825 Spouse: Emilie Drews Age: 22 born: Germany Father: Michael Drews Mother: Caroline Drews married 3 Oct 1875 married: Waterloo, Berlin

    3. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 66.

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 28 Oct 1886.
      Oct. 21, 1886 Friedrich Rickermann died in Berlin at age of 60 years, 4 months and 11 days.

    5. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Friedich Rickarmann, labourer of Berlin married 1 Jun 1857 in Berlin by banns to Frederica Niemeyer of Berlin, wit: Caroline Hagen of Berlin & Dorothy Gaukeyl of Berlin

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 10 Jun 1826 - , Mecklenburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - labourer - 1857 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jun 1857 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - carpenter - 1875 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Oct 1875 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Oct 1886 - 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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