Waterloo Region Generations
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Charles Lewis Peterson

Male 1846 - 1923  (77 years)


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  • Name Charles Lewis Peterson 
    Born 23 Jun 1846  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Name C. L. Peterson 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Clerk 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Conveyeer 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Weslyan Methodist 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Division Court Clerk 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Residence 1897  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kitchener,Peterson,C.L.-busyberlin1897.jpg
    Kitchener,Peterson,C.L.-busyberlin1897.jpg
    Residence of C. L. Peterson - 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
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-31890 
    Died 18 Aug 1923  Didsbury, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Didsbury Cemetery, Didsbury, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I31890  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father Andrew Jackson Peterson,   b. 12 Dec 1823, Southampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1900, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Hannah Armstrong,   b. 10 Jul 1825, Huddersfield, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1904, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 3 Aug 1845  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F10062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Peek,   b. 21 Aug 1840, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Charles Peterson,   b. 1870, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Charles Frederick Peterson,   b. 24 Jul 1871, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Harvey Peterson,   b. 1873, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Nolton Harvey Peterson,   b. 28 Apr 1873, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Nelson Peterson,   b. 1875, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Horatio Nelson Peterson,   b. 7 Aug 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Irene Peterson,   b. 1877, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Libbie Irene Peterson,   b. 6 Feb 1878, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F247327  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • One of Didsbury's old timers and most prominent characters of the town passed away at his home here on Saturday morning at about five o'clock.

      Mr. Peterson was born in Berlin, Ontario, now Kitchener, in the year 1846. In 1901 he moved out to Innisfail where he farmed for about a year before moving to Didsbury. Arriving here he took up the business of conveyancer and held the positions of Notary Public and Justice of the Peace here up until about four years ago when he had a stroke which greatly impaired him. Since that time he has led a retired life. Mr. Peterson aside from his large business was a strong politician and a leader in the Liberal ranks in Didsbury with considerable influence. In the Masonic Lodge here he was a Past Master. He was a man with a strong temperament and rather eccentric but leaves behind many friends who will miss him.

      He was the father of four children, all of whom are living; Charley, Nolton and Horatious and Irene of Didsbury, who was married to Mr. Jim Reed. His wife's death preceed him by five years. The both died at the same age, 78 years.

      Interment was made in the Didsbury cemetery on Wednesday, August 22nd, when he was given a Masonic funeral which was largely attended by both the Masons and others.

      Didsbury Pioneer, August 22, 1923

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      Queen Street North, East Side.


      Huber and Ahrens occupied the corner as a store and had a warehouse at the rear. The first section of the American Block was built in 1862. It contained a hotel with entrance on Queen Street and stores on the King Street front.

      A meat shop occupied by one Schaefer and later by Crozier. This building was later occupied by Von Ebenau, a German toy dealer. He also built some sidewalks for the village in 1857.

      A long two story frame building originally used by C. Ahrens as a barn and later by John Jacob Woelfle, a plough maker, who had a shop at one end and lived in the rest of the building. He had worked in the foundry on Foundry St. and after this shut down started his own shop. The building was later occupied by Rev. Jacob Wagner, who died there.

      In 1858 a two story frame building was erected by Louis Breithaupt as his office and leather store. This was the first building on this site.

      A 1 1/2 story dwelling with veranda lengthwise with Queen St. occupied by jailer Walden. Dr. Whiting later lived in this building for a time.

      A small house occupied by Mrs. Harbin, (widow of Rev. Harbin who was Swedenborgian minister in Berlin) and her sister, Mrs. Wheeler.

      A garden owned by Thomas Sparrow, with balsam trees along the street, adjoining the Sparrow's two story house with gable toward Queen St. and long veranda. Sparrow later moved to Galt.

      A two story plaster building painted red with ground floor considerably above the sidewalk level and steps leading up to it, occupied by the Commercial Bank.

      St. Peter's Church, formerly a vacant lot belonging to Mrs. Krug. The lot extended to Weber St. and to Mrs. Krug's house on Frederick St. This site was at one time favorably considered for the Central School, but it was decided that the ground would not be large enough. The present parsonage of St. Peter's Church was built by Dr. Eby, a native of Berlin, who had been living in Sebringville. He was the oldest son of John Eby spoken of as on Frederick Street. He married a daughter of Cyrus Bowers.

      Weber Street.

      County Buildings.

      Jail and Jailer's residence with a barn at the rear. The jail was built some time after the Court House, about 1860.

      Ahrens Street.

      One and a half story frame building painted red, the dwelling of Charles Roos, a cabinet maker in Hoffman's factory.

      Frame building, the house of Mr. Stuebing, later occupied by Charles Peterson.

      Small dwelling.

      Street.

      A brick yard operated by Nicholas Zieger who made puddled brick by hand. Later the brick yard belonged to John Dauberger whose house, a red frame building, was on the corner of Ellen and Queen.

      REMINISCENCES OF BERLIN (NOW KITCHENER)
      By JACOB STROH Contributed by Joseph M. Snyder.

      Part I. Settlement - Early Villagers and Buildings, Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume 1930

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-6 Page 9.

    2. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div 13, Page 21.

    3. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 61.

    4. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 59.

    5. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, D., America, N., Division, C., & Cemetery, D. (1846). Charles Lewis Peterson (1846-1923) - Find A Grave... Retrieved 1 August 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117849783/charles-lewis-peterson.

    6. [S826] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Preston - Saint Peter's Lutheran - index.

    7. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner, Lutheran Minister, Preston report 53.
      Andrew Jackson Peterloo, to Anna Armstrong, both of Waterloo. 3 Aug. 1845

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jun 1846 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Conveyeer - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Weslyan Methodist - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Division Court Clerk - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 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 - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Aug 1923 - Didsbury, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
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