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

Chief George Huck

Male 1848 - 1894  (45 years)


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  • Name George Huck 
    Prefix Chief 
    Born 12 Sep 1848  Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Name George Hauck 
    Occupation Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    fireman 
    Berlin Fire Department - from Kitchener Public Library
    Berlin Fire Department - from Kitchener Public Library
    The following men have been identified in a Kitchener-Waterloo Record article of 8 April 1950:



    Top row, left-to-right: Isaac Dickman, Daniel Boettger, Fred Badke, and John Karn



    Second row, left-to-right: George Huck (Chief), Dennis Scharlach, Jacob Uhrig, Jacob Scharlach, and Jacob Cook



    Front row, left-to-right: August Hertel and Adam Dengis.



    Berlin Fire Department. (2017). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 3 November 2017, from https://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/3416845/data?n=24
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Blacksmith 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Roman Catholic 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-28578 
    Died 3 Jan 1894  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 7
    Cause: spinal disease (7 months) 
    Buried Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28578  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Francis "Franz" Huck,   b. 1805, Drusenheim, Alsace Lorraine, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Margaret Gatschene,   b. 1817, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 8 Sep 1836  Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F8239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Spielmacher,   b. 27 Aug 1852, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1872  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Minnie Huck,   b. 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Rosalia "Rosa" Huck,   b. 10 Jul 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Joseph A. Huck,   b. 3 Feb 1878, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1956, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Georgina Elizabeth Huck,   b. 22 Sep 1879, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1946, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     5. August George Huck,   b. 22 Oct 1881, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F8578  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Sep 1848 - Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - fireman - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Oct 1872 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: spinal disease (7 months) - 3 Jan 1894 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • GEORGE HUCK

      After a lengthy suffering from spinal disease, Mr. George Huck of this city died on Wednesday at 11.30 p.m., at the age of 45 years. He was born in New Germany (called Maryhill today) and came to Berlin as a young man where he learned the trade of blacksmith, which he successfully pursued for a number of years. He had been chief of the fire brigade for several years, and it is largely attributable to his enthusiasm and good judgement that our fire department finds itself in such good condition. Last year, he built a lovely house near his workshop; he became ill while doing this, before it was quite completed, and did not spend one more healthy day in it. He is survived by his widow and five children, two sons and three daughters. From his youth on, of a peaceful, calm disposition, unassuming and friendly in his dealings, and honest and willing to serve in business, he could not fail to make many friends. By insurance policies with the A.O.U.W. Royal Arcanum, he provided well for his family, and during his illness, he received support for quite a long time from the Saint Boniface Society, of which he was a member.

      The great respect in which the deceased was held, was demonstrated at his funeral on Saturday morning. Taking part were: the Municipal Band, playing funeral marches at the head of the procession; the Saint Boniface Society; the A.O.U.W.; Royal Arcanum; the city council and the fire department, which surround-ed the hearse and carried the coffin. At the service in the Catholic church, a heartfelt, moving German address was given by Very Rev. P.W. Klöpfer, a school-mate of the deceased, and an English sermon by the Very Rev. P. J. Kosinski, about the teachings on purgatory, with special application to the death of the much-loved father and respected citizen, George Huck. May he rest in peace!

      Berliner Journal 11 Jan 1894 translated from German by Pat. Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library

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      Berlin Daily Record 4 Jan 1894 pg 1 col 5

      Resident of Berlin for 46 years, blacksmith, member of the Fire Brigade for 15 years, Fire Chief for 5 years, married 21 years ago with two sons and three daughters who survive. Member of the St. Marys Roman Catholic church. Funeral on Saturday, Jan 6, at 10 o'clock St. Marys Church [paraphrased]

  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 17808-1894 George Huck.

    2. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 pg 113.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      George Huck Born: Canada Age: 24 Father: Franz Huck Mother: Margaretha Huck Born: abt 1848 Spouse: Maria Spielmaker Age: 20 born: Canada Father: Andreas Spielmaker Mother: Jacobine Spielmaker married 29 Oct 1872

    4. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div 2, Page 56.

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of George Huck - 11 Jan 1894.

    6. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 72.

    7. [S56] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Daily Record (Feb 1893-Jun 1895), 4 Jan 1894 obit of George Huck.

    8. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 29 Sep 1836:49.
      8 Sep 1836 In New Germany, Waterloo Tp, Rom Cath priest Johann Ludwig Wiriath, m. Franz Huck to Margaretha Gatschemy. Both are from Old Germany.