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

Christian Pabst[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1831 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Christian Pabst 
    Born 1831  Thesmar Saxon Meinizigen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Building 20-24 Queen St. W., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Och's Block - Second Empire Style 
    • Christian Pabst is the likely builder of the limestone section of this commercial building.
    Residence 1855  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Tavern Keeper 
    Religion 1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  , USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mason and Hotel Keeper 
    Occupation 1881  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Hotel Keeper 
    Occupation 1881  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Hotel Keeper 
    Occupation 1884  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    mason 
    Elected Office 1888  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-25540 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I25540  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Father Adam John Pabst,   b. Abt 1804, Of, Thesmar Saxon Meinizigen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1861  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Christine Madalene Stock,   b. 29 Feb 1804, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1886, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F6643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Christine Kirschner,   b. 23 Nov 1832, Ehrstaedt, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1882, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1855  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10
    Children 
     1. Rosina Pabst,   b. 1856, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Magdalena "Lena" Pabst,   b. 1856, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Emma Pabst,   b. 1858, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Catherine Pabst,   b. 1860, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Wilhelmina Pabst,   b. 1862, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Augusta Pabst,   b. 1862, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. August G. Pabst,   b. 11 Oct 1863, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Louisa M. Pabst,   b. 8 Apr 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1922, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     9. John Pabst,   b. 1866, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Anna Pabst,   b. 1868, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Julia H. Pabst,   b. 1 May 1871, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. George Pabst,   b. 1872, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F6633  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Amande Pabst,   b. CALC 23 Apr 1874,   d. 25 Aug 1874, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Rosamunda Pabst,   b. CALC 23 Apr 1874,   d. 12 Oct 1874, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     3. Conrad Emil Pabst,   b. CALC 18 Feb 1877,   d. 18 Sep 1877, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F255080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Theresa Haehnel,   b. 13 Apr 1841, Stolzburg, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1927, , York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1884  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F6644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Being then in a position to do his own sawing and mill work, Mr. Kribs was able to handle much larger jobs and in due course came to be known as one of the leading general contractors in this area. On some of his large jobs he sublet some of the work, Carpentry often to Archie Brydon, Masonry to Christian Pabst....Christian Pabst came here about 1860 to keep Hotel. He was then a man of about 28 years of age and mentally very active. He soon embarked on a bit of contracting and by 1868 became one of the best known Mason contractors in this area, employing a lot of men and executing large contracts. Some at least of the work he did for Jacob Hespeler seems to have been on a cost plus basis as is evidenced by his being credited with the time of a long list of men employed by him on the job. In addition to Masonry contracts, Mr. Pabst took on other work, the building and gravelling of roads etc., no doubt to keep his equipment and men busy.

      He owned quarries which were under the supervision of his wife's brother, Christian Kirchener, an expert quarryman. Among the stone structures built by Mr. Pabst in the Village may be cited the United, the Evangelical and the old Presbyterian (now St. Mary's) Churches. The Bank of Montreal Building, Zryd's Hardware Store, both Johnston's and Saults' Blacksmith Shops (the latter then only one story) and several of the stone buildings at the Lower Mill.


      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

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      "The Robert Burns Hotel". Operated by Frederick Weltz prior to 1859. From the death of Weltz that year by Christian Pabst till 1864. Then till 1870 by John Ohlman and by Joseph Bolduc in 1871.


      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

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      The Germania House". Built in 1863-64 by Christian Pabst and oper-ated by him until 1886. Next by Eugene Sullivan till 1888; by John Andrich, 1889, and by Frank Jaglowitz until 1891 when its license was discontinued.


      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954




  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 11450-81.
      Edward PANNEBAKER, 28, yeoman, Waterloo, Hespeler, s/o Abraham & Sarah, married Rosina PABST, 24, Preston, Hespeler, d/o Christian & Christine, witn: Emil MOELLER & Catherine PABST, both of Hespeler, 15 Feb 1881 at Preston

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 23 Nov 1882.
      17 Nov 1882 Christine Pabst, nee Kirschner, wife of Christian Pabst, died n Hespeler at age of 49 years, 11 months and 22 days. The deceased was a native of Ehrstaedt, Grand Duchy of Baden; lived a peaceful married life with her husband for 27 years; bore 15 children, among them 2 pairs of twins. She was a vigorous housewife, a loyal life's companion, a good mother, a genial neighbour, and an active member of the Lutheran congregation and of the ladies' group of same. She had suffered repeated illnesses since last spring. The funeral procession, which was an extraordinarily numerous one, took place on Sunday afternoon. The funeral service was led by Pastor Wurster, in which he preached on the text chosen by the deceased herself, Isaiah 61: 10. she is survived by her husband, 12 children and 6 grandchildren.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 27 Aug 1874.
      Died 25 Aug 1874 In Hespeler, Amande, baby daughter of Christian Pabst, one of twins, died at the age of 4 months, 2 days.

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 27 Sep 1877.
      Died 18 Sep 1877 In Hespeler, Conrad Emil, youngest son of Christian Pabst, died at the tender age of 7 months of diarrhea.

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 15 Oct 1874.
      Died 12 Oct 1874 In Hespeler, Rosamunda, second twin of Christian Pabst, died at the age of 5 months, 17 days. R.I.P.

    6. [S299] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1881, Page Number 28 Household Number 137.

    7. [S508] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1871, Page 8.

    8. [S299] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1881, Page 28.

    9. [S1837] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1861, Div. 1 Page 6.

    10. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Christian Pabst or Bapst of Preston, to Christine Kristner of Preston, witnesses: Abraham Sallyerds of Preston and George Roos of Preston 27 Feb 1855 Berlin by banns

    11. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011720-84.
      Christian PABST, 51, widower, mason, Thesmar Saxon Meinizigen - Germany, Hespeler, s/o Adam John & Magdalena Stock PABST, married Theresa KOPFER, 43, widow, Stolzburg Prussia - Germany, Hespeler, d/o Carl HALMEL & Rosine SCHAEFER, witn: George ALLENDORF, Philip LACKNER, Frederick FIEDLER & Ludwig HUETHER, all of Hespeler, 26 March 1884 at Hespeler (Lutheran)

    12. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Apr. 3 1884.
      Mar 26 1884 Widow Therese Dopfer of Walkerton & Christian Pabst of Hespeler, were married by Pastor Schr der of Preston. (poem follows)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1855 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Feb 1855 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tavern Keeper - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mason and Hotel Keeper - 1871 - , USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper - 1881 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper - 1881 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - mason - 1884 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Mar 1884 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1888 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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