Waterloo Region Generations
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Mayor Henry Louis Janzen

Mayor Henry Louis Janzen

Male 1844 - 1927  (83 years)

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  • Name Henry Louis Janzen 
    Prefix Mayor 
    Born 27 Jun 1844  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1852  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Business 1879 
    Berlin Commericial Nurseries 
    • His father Henry Janzen, a German immigrant, founded the horticultural society and built the first greenhouses in this area, Berlin Commercial Nurseries, in 1879. He also helped convince the Ontario Sugar Company to open the first sugar beet factory here in 1902.
    Elected Office 1886  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    mayor - councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1886-87, 1888-89®, 1890 (Mayor), 1893-95, 1896-97 (Deputy Reeve)
    Residence 1897  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    H. L. Janzen's residence 1897
    H. L. Janzen's residence 1897
    From: Busy Berlin Jubilee Souvenir 1897, published by Berlin News-Record
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Nurseryman 
    Residence 1906  270 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    Misfortune 1927  [3
    automobile accident - broken thigh dies 5 days later 
    Died 19 Nov 1927  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Senility-Fractured Thigh, 5 days 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Interesting politics, public service, business, 
    Name H. L. Janzen 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-29269P 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29269  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Family Eliza M. Koppe,   b. 8 Sep 1851, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916  (Age 64 years) 
    Children 
     1. Charles Henry Janzen,   b. 9 Sep 1880, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Charlotte Mae Janzen,   b. 29 Jul 1883, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F184243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jun 1844 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1852 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - mayor - councillor - Kitchener - 1886 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1897 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Nurseryman - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1906 - 270 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Senility-Fractured Thigh, 5 days - 19 Nov 1927 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , 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
    Henry Louis Janzen
    Henry Louis Janzen
    from Waterloo Region Hall of Fame
    H. L. Janzen
    H. L. Janzen
    From: Official souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912
    H. L. Janzen
    H. L. Janzen
    From: Official souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912

  • Notes 
    • H. L. Janzen, Mayor 1890.

      Mr. H. L. Janzen, now President of the Board of Trade, has seen much active public service in Berlin. He tried his wings in a flight to the School . Board in 1885, and served six years. In 1886-7 he was a member of the town council. In 1888-9, he filled the positions of reeve and chairman of finance, also serving in the County Council. In 1890 he was elected mayor. Mr. Janzen is and always has been a town and city builder. During his term as mayor he organized the Berlin Piano Co. and has aided with time and means in securing many industries since. He is one of Canada's leading florists and possesses excellent business abilities.

      Official souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, A-1 pg 12.

    2. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 32 Pg. 15.

    3. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, Henry L. Janzen Dies of Injuries - Nov 18 1927 pg 4.

    4. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, a-1 PG 12.

    5. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.