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

Dr. George Rudolph "Rudolph" Mylius

Male 1837 - 1902  (65 years)


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  • Name George Rudolph "Rudolph" Mylius 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 29 Apr 1837  Lauterbach, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1860  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Physician - Doctor 
    Religion 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Physician 
    Religion 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Naturalization 1872  [1
    Historic Building 1876  37 Margaret Ave, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Built in 1878 Rudolph Mylius was the original owner. It is a two story brick house that in 1978 was listed in very good condition.
    Name Rudolph Mylius  [9
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Physician 
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Doctor 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1897  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kitchener,Mylius,R.Dr.-residence-busyberlin1897.jpg
    Kitchener,Mylius,R.Dr.-residence-busyberlin1897.jpg
    "Floral Home" residence of D. R. Myilus - 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
    Physician 
    Residence 46 Frederick St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-31863 
    Died 4 Oct 1902  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I31863  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father Johann George Mylius,   b. 1806,   d. 1893, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Louise Hornung,   d. 1891, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F53919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothea Klotz,   b. 14 May 1844, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 9 Oct 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 10
    Children 
     1. Augusta Clothilde Mylius,   b. 2 Jul 1862, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1952  (Age < 89 years)
     2. Dora F. Mylius,   b. 1865, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Otto R. Mylius,   b. 1865, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901  (Age 36 years)
     4. Dora Mylius,   b. 24 Feb 1871, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F8336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Apr 1837 - Lauterbach, , Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1860 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - Doctor - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Oct 1861 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 1876 - 37 Margaret Ave, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - 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 - Physician - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Oct 1902 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Dr. R. Mylius passes away Close of a useful busy life

      Berlin has lost another of its older generations in the decease of Rudolph George Mylius, M.D. who passed into the Great Beyond at ten o'clock on Saturday evening, Oct. 4th, in his 66th year.

      The end came quietly and peacefully the bedside being surrounded by the members of the family. His death was due to diabetes with which disease he had battled for some years. Ten weeks ago he took to his bed, and had been compelled to remain there ever since. During the long days of illness he was patient and bore the affliction with fortitude.

      The funeral will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the family residence on Frederick Street to Mount Hope Cemetery. A memorial sermon will be preached at St Peter's Lutheran Church next Sunday at 10.30 a.m.

      The late Dr. Mylius was born in Lauterbach, Ober-Hessen, Germany, on April 30th, 1837 where he was brought up and received his earlier education. He took up Chemistry as a special study and later on Medicine at University at Glessen. When he was 23 years of age he came to Berlin, in 1860 here he had resided ever since. He was one of the town's oldest and most successful practitioners having built up a very large practice. He was skilled beyond his day and hundreds of our towns people and district have to thank him for routing disease and assisting Nature to assert itself in restored health.

      His was a genial disposition; a hospitable nature and a kind, big heart. He was exceptionally well read and was able to converse and give advice and information on almost any subject. He was an enthusiastic student of plant lore and was possessed of a great knowledge of botany, in which subject he was an authority. His conservatory always contained the rarest specimens. He was a valued member of the Alpha-Mycological Society of Canada, in which his knowledge was always at the service of his fellow members.

      He was possessed of great inventive intuition. He knew the sugar producing qualities of the sugar beet and in 1866 he experimented in the manufacture of beet sugar, but owing to there being no machinery to prosecute the work the venture was not successful from a practical commercial standpoint.

      He was deeply interested in the advancement of Berlin, being more especially indentified (sic) with educational institutions. For many years he was a member of the School Board and at the time of his death occupied a chair on the Free Library Board, as a representative of the Town Council. He was also a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters.

      On Oct. 9th 1861 he was married to Miss Dorothea Klotz of Preston, who with two daughters and three grandchildren survive. The daughters are Mrs D. .Forsyth and Miss Mylius. His only son, Otto, predeceased him in 1901, leaving a widow and one child.

      In his demise Berlin mourns the loss of a useful and respected citizen and an honorable man.

      News Record Monday October 6th 1902

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      Mylieus, R„ physician. Is a native of Germany, and has resided here since 1860.

      Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-6 Page 8.

    2. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 53.

    3. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 68.

    4. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 1 Page 7.

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of Dr. R. Mylius - Dr. R. Mylius - 6 Oct 1902.

    6. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 56.

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Dr Rudolph Mylius, 27, res. Berlin, b. Layterbach Grand Hessia, married 9 Oct 1861 Dorothea F Klotz, 21, res. Preston, b. Preston, daughter of Otto and Elizabeth (Willhelm)

    8. [S872] Book - Historic Building Inventory - Kitchener.

    9. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 11363-1882 David Forsyth and Augusta C. Mylius.

    10. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 11 Oct 1861.
      Mylius - Klutz: At Preston, on the 9th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Wurster, Dr. Rudolph Mylius, of Berlin, to Dorothea, eldest daughter of Otto Klotz, Esq.