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

Ezra Thamer[1]

Male 1866 - 1957  (90 years)

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  • Name Ezra Thamer 
    Born 14 Aug 1866  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Business 96 King St. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    E. H. Thamer & Son men's furnishings shop 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Clerk 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    United Brethren 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Merchant 
    Shantz and Thamer's General Store - New Dundee
    Shantz and Thamer's General Store - New Dundee
    Occupation 1911  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Income 
    Religion 1911  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    United Brethren 
    Retired 1911  190 Main St., New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1912  20 Alma St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number 00060-3954.4 
    Died May 1957  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I263  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Johann Heinrich "Henry" Thamer,   b. 14 Sep 1838, Lingelbach, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1883, Pulaski, Jackson, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Huber,   b. 27 Mar 1844, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1871, Downie Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1862  [6
    Family ID F4448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucinda Fried,   b. 5 Apr 1865, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1889  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Mable Thamer,   b. 15 Mar 1891, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1980, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Roland F. Thamer,   b. 11 Jan 1893, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959  (Age 65 years)
     3. Franklin Freid Thamer,   b. 27 Aug 1894, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1976, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Owen Thamer,   b. 27 Jan 1896, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1953, , San Diego Co., California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     5. Essie Thamer,   b. 6 Sep 1897, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973  (Age 75 years)
     6. Violet Thamer,   b. 8 Mar 1899, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1982, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Rev. Delton Orville "Orville" Thamer,   b. Nov 1908, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1996  (Age ~ 87 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F6452  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Aug 1866 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jan 1889 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Brethren - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Brethren - 1911 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - May 1957 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Rev. Ezra H. and Lucinda (Fried) Thamer put down roots, raising three daughters and four sons above the family's general store. Originally owned by James Wing, the shop at 190 Main St. was purchased by Ezra outright in 1904 and he then installed New Dundee's first Bell Telephone exchange. As a sideline, Ezra operated a small creamery in the cellar. Proving an unsuccessful butter maker, he sold the idle equipment and donated the basement space for a year to a group of shareholders calling itself the New Dundee Co-Operative Creamery Limited. That was the 1908 foundation of what became New Dundee's largest industry. Soon, a large factory was erected, and by the 1930s, it was Ontario's largest butter producer. In 1998, the creamery closed, ending nine decades of employment for generations of New Dundee-ites....

      Selling the store in 1911, Ezra, Lucinda and several of the children moved to 20 Alma St. in Berlin (Charles Street East in 2018, site of the Crowne Plaza parking garage). Less than a block away, Ezra and second son Franklin opened E.H. Thamer & Son men's furnishings shop at 96 King East at Scott (2018's Waterloo Region Record office site). Third son Owen had been born in 1896....

      mills, r. (2018). Flash from the Past: RFC flyer in training visits hometown 'by mistake'. KitchenerPost.ca. Retrieved 7 September 2018, from https://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/8881658-flash-from-the-past-rfc-flyer-in-training-visits-hometown-by-mistake-/

  • 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..., 828.

    2. [S62] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries, Roseville - Roseville Mennonite [formerly Detweiler Mennonite] CC#4493 Internet Link.
      Ezra Thamer / 1866-1957 / Lucinda Fried / his beloved wife / 1865-1940 / at rest / Thamer

    3. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-2 Page 5.

    4. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 12 Page 6.

    5. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 48.

    6. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Huber Family Bible.

    7. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), marriage notice of Ezra Thamer & Lucinda Fried - Jan 11 1889 pg 8.