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

Elisabeth Wheeler

Female 1805 - 1875  (69 years)


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  • Name Elisabeth Wheeler 
    Born 8 May 1805  , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened 1846  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Female 
    Name Elisabeth Harbin 
    Occupation 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lady 
    Residence 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Swedenborgian 
    Residence 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    New Jerusalem 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-33671 
    Died 15 Jan 1875  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I33671  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2022 

    Father Wheeler,   b. CA 1770, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F34183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. Dr. John Harbin,   b. CALC 17 Feb 1795, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1851, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Children 
     1. Celia Elizabeth Harbin,   b. 1832, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Henrietta Harbin,   b. 6 Apr 1834, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1856, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F8861  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 14.
      Elisabeth HARBIN England 46 Sweborgian b. 8-May
      Celia E. HARBIN Canada 20 Sweborgian b. 9-Dec
      Henriatta HARBIN Canada 18 Sweborgian b. 6-Apr
      Annah WHEELER Milliner England 42 Sweborgian b. 10-Apr

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 21 Jan 1875.
      15 Jan 1875 In Berlin, Elisabeth Harbin, widow of the 23 years since deceased Dr. John Harbin, died at the age of 69 years, 8 months, 7 days.

    3. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 39.

    4. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 1 Page 10.

    5. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian), pg 3.
      by Pastor John Harbin

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 May 1805 - , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 1846 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lady - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Swedenborgian - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - New Jerusalem - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jan 1875 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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