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

Ralph B. Doerr[1]

Male 1885 - 1961  (75 years)


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  • Name Ralph B. Doerr 
    Born 7 Sep 1885  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Shipping Bicycle Factory 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Foreman, Biscuit Factory 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Manager, Factory 
    Religion 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Residence 1921  139 Wellington St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1961  139 Wellington St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number 00007-0728.8 
    Died 19 Apr 1961  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I346189  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Adam Doerr,   b. 13 Apr 1853, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1941, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Lovina Bechtel,   b. 23 Aug 1856, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1908, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1874  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    Family ID F250032  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Seldon,   b. 1 Oct 1885, Exeter, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1967, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1911  Ingersoll, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Douglas S. Doerr
     2. Dr. Ralph S. Doerr,   b. 1916, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Kenneth Doerr,   b. 1920, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F52778  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ralph B. Doerr, 75, of 139 Wellington St. North, retired vice-president and general manager of the former C.H. Doerr Biscuit Company, died Wednesday at K-W Hospital. Mr. Doerr began his career at the age of 13 with the Doerr company, now Dare Foods Ltd. At 17 he became a salesman and traveled throughout Waterloo County with a wagon and four horses. He became manager and later vice-president until the plant was destroyed by fire in 1943. He was associated with this company 45 years. Later he became active in the life insurance business and was a member of the Production Club. He was actively engaged in the insurance business until two years ago. Born in September, 1885, in Blenheim Township, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Doerr. He was a member of Trinity United Church. His wife, the former Maria Seldon, whom he married in November, 1911, in Ingersoll, survives. Other survivors are three sons, Dr. Ralph S. Doerr, Kenneth S. and Douglas S., all of Toronto; three brothers, John of Waterloo, Clayton B. of Saskatoon, and Abraham B. of Bay City, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Louis (Priscilla) Dahmer of Kitchener and Mrs. Joseph (Clara) BuBord of Marmora, Ont. and one grandchild. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where the funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Rev. O.P. Hossie, minister of Trinity United Church, will officiate.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record, April 20, 1961

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I 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..., 210.

    2. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.

    3. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-3 Page 14.

    4. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div.. 21 Page 21.

    5. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist 22 Page 8.

    6. [S2420] aaa CensusWaterloo City 1891 Sect. 1, Section 1 Page 30.

    7. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      Doerr/ Ralph Bechtel/ Doerr/ 1885-1961/ Maria Seldon/ Doerr/ 1885-1967/ In loving memory/
      (A) Father (B) Mother

    8. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Lavina Bechtel Born: Wilmot Age: 20 Father: Rudolph Bechtel Mother: Magdalene Bechtel(a Nat Borne Jones) Bechtel Born: abt 1854 Spouse: Adam Doerr Age: 21 born: Waterloo Father: Carl Doerr Mother: Eva Doerr(a Nat Born Schwaerzel) Doerr married 29 Dec 1874

    9. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Sep 1885 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shipping Bicycle Factory - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Foreman, Biscuit Factory - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Nov 1911 - Ingersoll, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manager, Factory - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1921 - 139 Wellington St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1961 - 139 Wellington St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Apr 1961 - 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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