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John B. Lein

John B. Lein

Male 1864 - 1921  (57 years)

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  • Name John B. Lein 
    Born 5 Mar 1864  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1890  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    carriage maker 
    Occupation 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Carpenter 
    Residence 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Business Abt 1900  19 Church St. E., Elmira, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    J. B. Lein's Carriage Shop 
    Occupation 1901  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Carriage Maker 
    Residence 1903  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lein residence 1903
    Lein residence 1903
    From: Enterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903.
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-26638 
    Died 22 Jun 1921  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Cause: cancer of the liver and stomach - obstruction of the intestine 
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I26638  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father John Lein,   b. 17 Jun 1823, , Hessia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1908, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Catherine Brechibiehl,   b. 1 Dec 1831, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1906, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1848  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F6969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margareth Klinck,   b. 12 Nov 1864, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1951  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 19 May 1889  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Edna Catherine Lein,   b. 26 Oct 1890, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1962, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Charles John Lein,   b. 28 Feb 1895, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Frederick Walter Lein,   b. 6 Jan 1898, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1898, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Esther Maggie Lein,   b. 2 Aug 1901, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1901, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Lillian Elizabeth Lein,   b. 26 Aug 1902, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1977  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F6968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    John B. Lein 1903
    John B. Lein 1903

  • Notes 
    • Mr. J. B. Lein was born on a farm near Elmira, He attended the Elmira public schools and was apprenticed to a local carriage builder in 1883. Later he worked in the wood working department of the Elmira foundry and ten years ago commenced business on his own account. He is doing an extensive business in manufacturing, painting, repairing and selling all kinds of vehicles. He keeps on hand a well assorted stock of wagons, buggies, carriages, sleighs and cutters and is local agent for the Canada Carriage Co., the Hamburg Wagon Co., the Palmerston Carriage Co., The Tudope Carriage co. and the Campbell Co., London.

      \b\iEnterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903.

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      MR. JOHN B. LEIN HAS DEPARTED LIFE

      WAS A SUCCESSFUL AND ESTEEMED CITIZEN

      Elmira citizens were generally grieved to learn on Tuesday forenoon that Mr. John B. Lein had passed from life unto death at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schmidt, of Kitchener.

      He had been ailing in health for a period of two years and had during the last six months been ill. Being of a quiet disposition, he bore silently his bodily troubles. Several weeks ago these became aggravated and his physician was called on and later a specialist in consultation. An X-Ray photograph showed that he was afflicted with cancer of the stomach, liver and bowels.

      On Thursday of last week he was conveyed to his daughter's home in order that he might the more conveniently receive special treatment in Kitchener, in the hope of prolonging his life. Being unable to retain nourishment, he weakened rapidly and passed away at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. His remains were on Wednesday afternoon brought to Elmira.

      Mr. Lein was born near Heidelberg on March 5, 1864. His father, the late John Lein, afterward purchased a farm East of Elmira, where the family was reared and attended the Elmira Public School. In 1883, John B. was apprenticed to a wagonmaker in Elmira, later he was employed for a time at the Elmira Foundry. In 1893 he began business for himself as a wagonmaker. In 1916, he obtained the agency for a motor car.

      Mr. Lein was on May 19, 1889, wedded to Miss Margareth Klinck, daughter of Mr. Charles Klinck Sr. Their union was blessed with five children. Three children died in their infancy; Karl John, Frederick William and Esther. Two daughters survive: Mrs. G. W. Schmidt and Miss Lillian Lein of Kitchener. One brother, Mr. Philip Lein, of Elmira, and four sisters are still living. His sisters are: Mrs. Henry Zilliax, Mrs. David Hollinger, Mrs. Louis Doerfier all of Elmira and Mrs. Louis Hollinger, of St. Jacobs. His age was 57 years, 3 months and 17 days.

      On Saturday next at 2 o'clock p.m., his funeral will be held from the family residence on Factory Street to St. Paul's Lutheran Church for services, which will be held in English and German, after which interment in the Elmira Union Cemetery will take place. Mr. Lein will be missed by a host of friends. He was of a naturally quiet disposition but a man of his word. His customers and fellow citizens admired him for his reliability and industry. A good and useful citizen has departed.

      To Mrs. Lein and daughters, will be extended the sincere sympathy of the town and district in their irreparable loss of a kind and loving husband and father.

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      Lein/ In Memory Of/ John B. Lein/ Mar. 5, 1864 - June 22, 1921/ His Wife/ Margaret Klinck/ Nov. 12, 1864 - Feb. 24, 1951.

    2. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 8.

    3. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 32983-1921 John B. Lein.

    4. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 16.

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 14.

    6. [S2057] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1891, Pg. 22.

    7. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 33988-1890 Edna Catherine Lein.

    8. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner report 120.
      John Cini?, to Catharine Brichhill. 20 Feb. 1848

    9. [S18] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration index (needs checking to original registration), 012167-1889.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Mar 1864 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 May 1889 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - carriage maker - 1890 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - J. B. Lein's Carriage Shop - Abt 1900 - 19 Church St. E., Elmira, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carriage Maker - 1901 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1903 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cancer of the liver and stomach - obstruction of the intestine - 22 Jun 1921 - 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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