Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
John Schmidt Anthes

John Schmidt Anthes[1, 2]

Male 1844 - 1915  (70 years)

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  • Name John Schmidt Anthes 
    Born 8 Nov 1844  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Business Anthes Furniture Company, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Anthes Manufacturing Company of Berlin 
    Kitchener,AnthesManufacturingCo-BusyBerlin1897.jpg
    Kitchener,AnthesManufacturingCo-BusyBerlin1897.jpg
    Anthes Mfg. Col. of Berlin Kitdchener Ontario 1897 From: Busy Berlin Jubilee Souvenir 1897, published by Berlin News-Record
    Business Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Berlin Novelty Works 
    from Waterloo Region Museum
    from Waterloo Region Museum
    A trade or business card printed on white paper. It reads: Berlin Novelty Works./ J S. Anthes, Prop.,/ Manufacturer of/ Children's Carriages/ Sleighs, etc.,/ Berlin, Ontario. Ther is a handwritten list in pencil on the back.
    Business Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Canada Furnitue Manufacturers Ltd. 
    Religion 1851  Wilmot Township, Waterloo County Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1861  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Shoe Maker 
    Residence 1867  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Bookkeeper 
    Religion 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Evang. Assoc. 
    Elected Office 1880  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Councillor - Waterloo Township 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Manufacturer 
    Berlin-BerlinNoveltyWorks001.jpg
    Berlin-BerlinNoveltyWorks001.jpg
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Evangelical 
    Elected Office 1882  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Councillor - Waterloo Township 
    Business 1885  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Berlin Novelty Works 
    Berlin Novelty Works
    Berlin Novelty Works
    1885-1886 Directory
    Invention 1885  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    children's carriage 
    Child's Carriage Patent 1885
    Child's Carriage Patent 1885
    Berlin-BerlinNoveltyWorks002.jpg
    Berlin-BerlinNoveltyWorks002.jpg
    Elected Office 1886  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Councillor - Waterloo Township 
    Elected Office 1887  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township 
    Elected Office 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Manufacturer 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Evangelical 
    Elected Office 1897  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township 
    Residence 1897  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John S. Anthes' residence in 1897
    John S. Anthes' residence in 1897
    from Busy Berlin 1897
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Furniture 
    Elected Office 1907  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Councillor - Waterloo Township 
    Interesting pioneer, story, business, politics, public service 
    Name J. S. Anthes 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Manufacturer, Furniture 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Evangelical 
    Residence 1911  44 Weber St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-30676P 
    Died 13 Apr 1915  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30676  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Martin Anthes,   b. CALC 16 Nov 1812, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1891, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Catharine Schmidt,   b. 25 Mar 1814, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 25 Dec 1835  [13
    Family ID F1640  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Martin Anthes,   b. CALC 16 Nov 1812, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1891, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Catherine Schmitt,   b. 1813, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F245512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Catherine Herlan,   b. 20 Dec 1849, Warsaw, Wyoming, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 27 Jun 1867  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Caroline Catharine "Carrie" Anthes,   b. 29 Sep 1868, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Frank Anthes,   b. 1870, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Isaac Franklin "Frank" Anthes,   b. 16 Oct 1870, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933  (Age 62 years)
     4. Lydia Louisa "Louisa" Anthes,   b. 27 Mar 1877, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942  (Age 64 years)
     5. Martha Melvina Anthes,   b. 19 Nov 1879, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ella Elmina Anthes,   b. 6 Jan 1882, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Alvin B Anthes,   b. CALC 7 Jul 1884, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1885, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F8060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Nov 1844 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Berlin Novelty Works - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Canada Furnitue Manufacturers Ltd. - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoe Maker - 1861 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1867 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jun 1867 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bookkeeper - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evang. Assoc. - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo Township - 1880 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo Township - 1882 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Berlin Novelty Works - 1885 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInvention - children's carriage - 1885 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo Township - 1886 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township - 1887 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Deputy Reeve - Waterloo Township - 1897 - Waterloo Twp., 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 - Furniture - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo Township - 1907 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer, Furniture - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - 44 Weber St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Apr 1915 - Kitchener, 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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  • Notes 
    • Death of a Pioneer Furniture Maker

      One of the oldest furniture manufacturers in Canada, and a pioneer in the industry in Berlin, died in that city on April 13th, in the person of John S. Anthes, president of the Anthes Furniture Co. Deceased was born in Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, November 8th, 1844, and was therefore in his 71st year. He received his education in the county schools, and later taught school for several years. In 1865, he went to Berlin, and was employed by the late Louis Breithaupt, founder of the leather and tanning business now carried on by the Breithaupt Leather Company Ltd. Mr. Anthes was employed as accountant and salesman for a number of years and later entered the furniture business being associated with some of the pioneer furiture manufacturers of Berlin, such as the late John Aldous and William Simpson. In 1884, he purchased the Berlin Novelty Works and carried on business in his own name for a number of years in the manufacture of children's carriages and patent slat chairs. In 1888, his factory was destroyed by fire, but was immediately rebuilt on a much larger scale. In this factory, Mr. Anthes began making the high grade furniture which has made his name known throughout Canada in the furniture trade. In 1901 he went into the amalgamation of furniture factories under the name of Canada Furniture Manufacturers Ltd., in which company he was a director and manager of the local factories for a number of years. In 1906, Mr. Anthes resigned as director of the Canada Furniture Manufacturers Ltd. and built the present large, modern factory at Berlin in partnership with J. C. Breithaupt, under the name of The Anthes Furniture Co., the product of this factory being exclusively high grade furniture. The late Mr. Anthes always took a keen interest in municipal affairs and served in council and on public boards for many years. He was known as a keen business man and successful manufacturer and his many friends throughout the country will sincerely mourn his departure. Mr. Anthes was married in 1867 to Miss L. Catherine Herlan who with one son J. I. Frank Anthes, and four daughters, Mrs. J. C. Breithaupt, Mrs. A. L. Breithaupt, Mrs. T. H. Reider [sic] and Mrs. H. M. Cook, and twenty grandchildren survive. A sister, Mrs. G. Strasser, of Sebringville, also survives. The late H. W. Anthes, who died recently in Toronto, was a brother. The funeral was held from his late residence thence to Zion Evangelical Church for service. The remains were interred in Mount Hope Cemetery.

      Canadian Furniture World and The Undertaker, May 1915, p. 36 (www.archive.org)

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      J. Frank Anthes, age 27 b. Berlin son of Jno. S. Anthes & Lydia C. to Cyrena Simmonds age 20 b. Berlin daughter of Leo? and Rosetta 10 nov 1897 Berlin

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 19 Feb 1885.
      14 Feb 1885 Alvin B. Anthes, infant son of John S. Anthes, died in Berlin at age of 7 months and 7 days

    3. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-4 Page 17.

    4. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 45.

    5. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 56.

    6. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 28 Pg. 4.

    7. [S1868] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1861, Div. 2 Pg. 16.

    8. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 23.

    9. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Sect. 5 Page 189.

    10. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Antes John, 22, Berlin, Wilmot, s/o Martin & Catharina, married 27 June 1867 Catharina Herlan, 17, Berlin, Warsaw NY, d/o Franz & Carolina

    11. [S1450] Waterloo County Councillors A Collective Biography.

    12. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 26 Page 6.

    13. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 263.