Waterloo Region Generations
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Karl Heinrich Ahrens

Karl Heinrich Ahrens

Male 1803 - 1854  (51 years)

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  • Name Karl Heinrich Ahrens 
    Born 13 Jan 1803  , Holstein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Residence 1841  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1842  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    carpenter 
    Occupation 1843  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    carpenter 
    Christened 1847  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1847  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Public Service 1850  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Treasurer - Waterloo Township 
    Name Carl Henry Ahrens  [10
    Name Charles Henry Ahrens  [11
    Occupation 1851  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    general store owner 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    merchant 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-26666P 
    Died 21 Aug 1854  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 14
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26666  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Family Elisabeth Gaukel,   b. 17 Jan 1818, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1879  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1837  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Children 
     1. Herman Frederick Ahrens,   b. 27 Sep 1837, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     2. Theodor Ahrens,   b. 29 Mar 1840, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1841, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     3. Carolina Catharine Ahrens,   b. 24 Jan 1844, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Emmanuel Ahrens,   b. CALC 17 Aug 1846, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1848, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     5. John Emanuel Ahrens,   b. 28 Oct 1848, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1871, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     6. Alfred Ahrens,   b. 9 Jan 1850, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Nancy Ahrens,   b. 13 Feb 1853, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F6976  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Mar 1837 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1841 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - carpenter - 1842 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - carpenter - 1843 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 1847 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1847 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Treasurer - Waterloo Township - 1850 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - general store owner - 1851 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Aug 1854 - Waterloo Twp., 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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  • Photos
    Karl Heinrich Ahrens
    Karl Heinrich Ahrens
    Image from Find A Grave, submitted by Kim Bullock 2008
    Karl Heinrich Ahrens
    Karl Heinrich Ahrens
    image from FindaGrave 2013

  • Notes 
    • In 1840, Karl went into a partnership with Henry (Heinrich) Huber and began operation of a foundry on Foundry (now Ontario) Street in Berlin,, Ontario. By 1851 it was steam powered and employed 11 people. There were four buildings 30 or 40 feet back from the King Street line.

      Berlin's first fire pumps were made in the Huber and Ahrens Foundry.

  • Sources 
    1. [S459] Cemetery - Loose stones at the Doon Heritage Crossroad Archives.
      Karl H. Arhrens/ starb den 21 Aug 1854/ 51 Jahre 7 ___ 8 Tage/ [German verse]

    2. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 15.
      Charles H. Esq. AHRENS Merchant Holzstein 49 Sweborgian b. 14-Mar
      Elisabeth AHRENS USA 35 Sweborgian b. January
      Herrman AHRENS Moulder Canada 15 Sweborgian b. 27-Sep
      Carolina AHRENS Canada 8 Sweborgian b. 24-Jan
      John AHRENS Canada 4 Sweborgian b. 28-Oct
      Alfried AHRENS Canada 2 Sweborgian b. 9-Jan
      Simon ROY Clerk Scotland 31 Sweborgian b. 18-Oct
      John GIRLIN Founder England 30 Church of England b. 21-Apr
      Alexander MILHORN Moulder Scotland 23 Presbyterian b. 24-Dec
      Henry KOCH Teamster Germany 22 Lutheran b. 6-Sep
      Rubertas JUNG Labourer Germany 35 Roman Catholic b.
      Elisabeth BROMER Germany 19 Lutheran b.
      Date given 14 Mar differs from 13 Jan calculated from his tombstone (poor condition)

    3. [S1085] News - ON, Wellington, Elora - The Elora Backwoodsman - Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths 1852-1858, Newspaper Date: 31 Aug 1854.
      Charles H. Aherns aged 51 died 1854

    4. [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, 24 Aug 1854 Page 34.
      Carl H. Ahrens Died 21 Aug 1854 Waterloo. Age 51 years, 7 months, 8 days.

    5. [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, 30 jul 1841 pg 31.
      Theodor, a son of Mr. Carl H. Ahrens in Berlin, died at age 16 months

    6. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852.
      Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister Of The German Evangelical Church, , At Green Bush, Waterloo Township, 31 Aug. 1841 To 31 Aug. 1842
      John Henry Bothermel, Carpenter, To Elisabeth Metz, Both Of Waterloo. Wit. Carl H. Ahrens, Carpenter, Of Waterloo And Henry Herber, Yeoman, Of Wilmot

    7. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of The German Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Church, At Greenbush, Waterloo Township, Halton County, 1 Sept. 1843 to 1 July 1844 report 32.
      Christoph Nahrgang, Taylor, to Elisabeth Zinkan, both of Waterloo. Wit. Charles H. Ahrens, Carpenter and Joseph Sniyder Farmer, both of Waterloo.

    8. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian), pg 3.
      by Pastor John Harbin

    9. [S1449] Book - Grassroots Government Biographies of Waterloo Township Councillors.

    10. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian), Vol 1 pg 5.

    11. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian), Vol 1 pg 7.
      List of Baptisms by Thomas Wilks 1855.

    12. [S2070] Directory - Ontario Directory for 1851.

    13. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 15.

    14. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 40.

    15. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 30 Mar 1837:16.
      14 Mar 1837 Rev F.W. Bindemann m. Carl Heinrich Ahrens to Elisabeth Gaukel, both of Waterloo