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

Herman Rathman[1]

Male 1839 - 1925  (85 years)


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  • Name Herman Rathman 
    Born 29 Mar 1839  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1852  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Immigration 1852  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Naturalization 1872  [2
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Painter 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Furniture Painter 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Finisher 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1919  Frederick St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-33040 
    Died 4 Jan 1925  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I33040  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Gottlieb Rathman,   b. 11 Jul 1811, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1884, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Christiane L. "Christina",   b. 9 Mar 1817, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1903, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F32207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Kathrine "Catherine" Kraemer,   b. 15 Aug 1846,   d. 20 Dec 1919, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Children 
     1. August J. Rathman,   b. 28 Jan 1865, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Hugo Rathman,   b. 20 Dec 1867, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959  (Age 91 years)
     3. Henry Rathman,   b. 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Rathman,   b. 1876, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Amelia Rathman,   b. 21 Jun 1883, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F8585  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • I must not forget Herman Rathman, a finisher, indeed the boss finisher for the old Simpson Company; a man more or less retired from active business to-day but bears the reputation in the trade of being "one of the best finishers in Canada."

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

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      Frederick Street, East Side.

      On the corner Millar's store and at its rear a warehouse belonging to it, a two story building with gable toward Frederick Street.

      A vacant lot, site of the present Market Building, surrounded by a six foot hoard fence, customary in those days to keep out cattle, which had the freedom of the streets. A one and one-half story frame building with porch in front occupied by Mr. Yeck who died of being bled by a layman when he was Dr. Scott's patient. A man Geiger married the widow and lived in the building.

      A small frame building occupied by Geo. Schmidt.

      A small frame building occupied by Wm. Stein.

      A two story frame building with a small portico painted white over the front door, the house occupied by Thomas Pierce, then Principal of the Central School and later by Herman Rathman.

      On the corner, now occupied by Dr. Honsberger's residence, a two story brick building for some time the residence of Sheriff Davidson. Before that, 1840-1860, Jacob Kramer occupied the building as a tavern. Kramer was known as Strumpf Weber (stocking weaver) from a former occupation in a shop on Oueen Street S.

      Weber Street. On the corner a large brick building erected by Christian Enslin about 1855 with veranda along the entire Frederick Street front and on it a narrow gallery at the second floor. The building is still in use for stores with the veranda removed. At one time it was occupied as a tavern.

      A one and one-half story frame building lengthwise with Frederick St. On the easterly corner of what is now Spetz St., a two story brick building, set back somewhat from the street, the house of Peter Rebscher. It had a large sign, "Peter Rebscher Brewer"; in the rear was the brewery, a two story frame building, and a large barn. A later brewer was Jacob Summer and after him, in 1862, Joseph Spetz had the house and brewery until he died.

      A vacant lot belonging to John Roth and later to Simon Roy who used it as a nursery for shrubs and rare trees.

      The old Central School and grounds, the school now remodelled and greatly enlarged to the present handsome Suddaby School. The Central School building had a belfry on top with at first a small bell and later a larger one. Jacob Stroh rang this bell as long as he attended the Central School, later W. H. Breithaupt had this charge for a time.

      A frame building occupied by Yost Kimmel, a carpenter.

      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. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012414-95.
      August Rathmann, 30, occ. Foreman, b. Berlin, Ont., res. Same, son of Herman and Catherine, married Maggie Weichel, 21, b. Wellesley Township, res. Elmira, daughter of Adam and Anna, Witn: Hugo Rathman (Sic) of Berlin And Clara and Ella Weichel of Elmira, 30 April 1895 at Elmira

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin ITown/Ville) A-6 Page 6.

    3. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 46.

    4. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 34 Page 13.

    5. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 20.

    6. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/160976929/herman-rathman.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Mar 1839 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1852 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1852 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Painter - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Furniture Painter - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Finisher - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1919 - Frederick St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jan 1925 - , 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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