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Otto Klotz

Otto Klotz[1]

Male 1817 - 1892  (74 years)

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  • Name Otto Klotz 
    Born 25 Nov 1817  Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, German Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Business Canadian Office and School Furniture Co., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Canadian Office and School Furniture Co. 
    • In association with Otto Klotz (the father of the Canadian Astronomer and Surveyor Dr. Otto Julius Klotz 1852-1923), George A. Clare, George Fink and William Hudson, they later formed the joint stock company "Canadian Office and School Furniture Co." (C.O.S.F.). This company expanded very quickly - as well as they also produced bureaux and church furnishings. It is said that C.O.S.F. outfitted 1250 Canada bank offices. In 1908 they had about 125-180 employees.
    Immigration 1837  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1852  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Innkeeper 
    Occupation 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Notary Public 
    Residence 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Hotel Keeper 
    Otto Klotz business 1861 Preston
    Otto Klotz business 1861 Preston
    Tremaine Map
    Occupation 1881  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    J. p. Notary Public 
    Membership 1885  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    masonic lodge 
    Honourary Past Grand Master 1885
    Honourary Past Grand Master 1885
    Occupation 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gentleman 
    Residence 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lutheran 
    Died 6 Jul 1892  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 11
    Cause: Cause: Can't Read 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    educator, hostler and distiller 
    Interesting business, hotel, brewer, education 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-350965 
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Person ID I350965  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 

    Family Elizabeth "Elise" Wilhelm,   b. 10 Mar 1816, Breitenbach, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1892, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jacob Emil "Jake" Klotz,   b. 31 Dec 1840, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1924, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Christian Heinrich Klotz,   b. 22 Oct 1843, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1874, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     3. Dorothea Klotz,   b. 14 May 1844, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Augusta Wilhelmine Klotz,   b. 20 Aug 1845, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1933, Timmins, Cochrane District, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Dr. Carl E. Klotz,   b. 1847, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Otto Julius Klotz,   b. 31 Mar 1852, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1923, Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Emil Wilhelm Klotz,   b. 1854, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F251557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Otto Klotz from Kitchener Public Library
    Otto Klotz from Kitchener Public Library
    https://images.ourontario.ca/kitchener/details.asp?ID=44185

  • Notes 
    • If you see a man who quietly and modestly moves in the sphere of his life; who, without blemish, fulfils his duty as a man, a subject, a husband and a father; who is pious without hypocrisy, benevolent without ostentation, and aids his fellowman without self-interest; whose heart beats warm for friendship, whose serene mind is open for licensed pleasures, who in vicissitudes does not despair, nor in fortune will be presumptuous, and who will be resolute in the hour of danger; The man who is free from superstition and free from infidelity; who in nature sees the finger of the Eternal Master; who feels and adores the higher destination of man; to whom faith, hope and charity are not mere words without any meaning; to whom property, nay even life, is not too dear for the protection of innocence and virtue, and for the defense of truth;

      The man who towards himself is a severe judge, but who is tolerant with the debilities of his neighbour; who endeavours to oppose errors without arrogance, and to promote intelligence without impatience; who properly understands how to estimate and employ his means; who honours virtue though it may be in the most humble garment, and who does not favour vice though it be clad in purple; and who administers justice to merit whether dwelling in palaces or cottages.

      The man who, without courting applause, is loved by all noble-minded men, respected by his superiors and revered by his subordinates; the man who never proclaims what he has done, can do, or will do, but where need is will lay hold with dispassionate courage, circumspect resolution, indefatigable exertion and a rare power of mind, and who will not cease until he has accomplished his work, and then, without pretension, will retire into the multitude because he did the good act, not for himself, but for the cause of good!
      ntbl If you, my Brethren meet such a man, you will see the personification of brotherly love, relief and truth; and you will have found the ideal of a Freemason.


      The History of Freemasonry, The Canadian Craftsman, March 15, 1868 (excerpt) by Otto Klotz

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      Otto Klotz, a native of Kiel, on the Baltic, born 1817, came to Upper Canada at the early age of 20 years. He was of a family of grain dealers and shipping men and came to New York, without definite intention to remain in America, on a sailing vessel, belonging to one of his uncles, carrying a cargo of wheat to supply a shortage on this side, and taking eleven weeks for the voyage. He went first with an acquaintance to the then flourishing village of Harpurhey, not far from Seaforth, now not even a post office, here intending to take up land and pursue farming. He remained only two months, by which time he concluded that he was better fitted for some other occupation. Hearing of Preston as a German settlement he without loss of time went there, and soon decided to remain. He purchased a small brewery, which it appears had been abandoned, and carried on a brewing business for some time, with a Dr. Ebert, a chemist. In 1839 he began erection of a building, afterwards enlarged from time to time, and soon started in the hotel business, his house being known as Klotz's Hotel, which he carried on for over forty years, and which may be said to have been the principal hotel in Preston for most of that time. In 1862 he started a starch factory, which, however, was not successful, and was soon discontinued. Mr. Klotz was a leading figure in the community, especially among the Germans, and in educational matters and civic interests generally. He was appointed School Commissioner for the District of Wellington about 1841, and Clerk of the Division Court in 1848. -He was connected with educational matters all the rest of his life, as School Trustee or in some other capacity. In 1865 he, assisted by two teachers of the Preston (School, was largely instrumental in having the ill-adapted readers used in Canadian schools at that time superseded by a Canadian series of readers. In 1867 he compiled and himself published a German Grammar used in the German schools of the County, notably in Preston and Berlin. Klotz founded the Preston Mechanics' Institute with books from his own library in 1871, and was instrumental in bringing this, practically a Public Library, to a flourishing condition. The first fire department was organized as a Hook and Ladder Company in 1844, with Jacob Hespeler as President and Klotz as Secretary. A regular fire company followed in 1850, with Hespeler again President and Klotz Secretary Treasurer, and an engine and other apparatus were procured by voluntary subscription. Klotz leased his hotel premises in 1882 and retired to private life, continuing only his offices as Division Court Clerk and other offices, as also a number of offices of trust without fee or emolument. He was for many years identified with Grand River Lodge, A. F. & A. M., and was Grand Master for the district. Mr. Klotz died in 1892.

      First Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1913

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      Otto Klotz was born in Kiel, Holstein, Germany on November 25, 1817 and arrived in Preston in 1837. Almost immediately he began his involvement in community activities which has led some to call him "Waterloo Township's most public-spirited citizen of the 19th century." In 1838 he was elected to Preston's first Board of School Trustees. This began a long connection with the educational system in Preston which was to last almost until his death in 1892. He served as the secretary-treasurer of the Board from 1839 to 1891 with the exception of the years 1859-1861. He was elected to the Waterloo Township School Commission in 1841 and was appointed superintendent of schools in 1852. As the school inspector, he was also a member of the County Board of Examiners of Teachers, a post he occupied for 17 years. In 1845 Preston's school became Ontario's first "free" school when Mr. Klotz convinced his fellow trustees that school costs should be covered by the municipality rather than by fees collected directly from the parents of the students. Free schools did not become the norm in Ontario until about 1870. In addition he prepared and published a grammar text book for the use of students of the German language in local schools. In addition to his work in education, he helped to establish and served as secretary of Preston's first Hook and Ladder Company when it was organised in 1844. He became the company's Chief Engineer when it was reorganised into the Preston Fire Brigade in 1850. He was appointed a notary public in 1846 and a justice of the peace in 1856. He served as the clerk of Preston's first village in 1852, was a founding member, in 1871, of the Preston Mechanics Institute, the forerunner of the library system, and was the President and long time director of the Waterloo County Agricultural Society. In business, Mr. Klotz operated a small brewery for several years shortly after his arrival in Preston. This enterprise was joined, in 1839, by the Klotz Hotel which he began in 1839 and operated for about 40 years. The hotel was later sold and renamed the Central Hotel, a business that continues to operate on King St. He also started a starch factory in 1862 but this business proved unsuccessful and was soon closed down. Mr. Klotz retired from most, although not all, of his public offices in 1882 and died on July 6, 1892. He is buried in the Preston Cemetery.

      Sources:
      1. W.H. Breithaupt "Some German Settlers of Waterloo County", Waterloo Historical Society Journal Vol. 1, 1913.
      2. Dr. Gottlieb Leibbrandt Little Paradise, the Saga of the German Canadians of Waterloo County, Ontario 1800-1975 Allprint Company Limited, Kitchener Ontario 1980.
      3. "Hall of Fame Citation", City of Cambridge Archives, inducted February 1996.
      4. Obituary Galt Reformer Tuesday July 14, 1892.
      5. Emie Ronnenberg "The Klotzes were distinguished father and son m Preston", Kitchener-Waterloo Record Thursday February 13, 1975.
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      3aCambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge

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      Among those who came here in 1837 was Mr. Otto Klotz. He purchased a property abandoned by one (Richard Haste, who had erected a small brewery; and for several years Mr. Klotz carried on the brewery. In 1839 he partly erected the premises for many years known as Klotz's Hotel, and later continued to increase the same to their present dimensions. In 1862 Mr. Klotz erected a starch factory, which however proved to be a losing undertaking and it was therefore discontinued. The premises and machinery were subsequently leased for manufacturing purposes, but they took fire in July 1873 and were completely gutted. Whether the fire was the act of an incendiary or was caused by spontaneous combustion was never ascertained; the heavy loss which he thereby sustained was fully ascertained. Four years ago Mr. Klotz leased his hotel premises, the name being changed to "Central Hotel," and retired into private life, continuing only his office as Division Court Clerk, conveyancer and other kindred offices, together with a number of offices of trust without fee or emolument.4a

      4aFifth Annual Report Of The Waterloo Historical Society, 1917 pg 28

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      Klotz, Otto, Justice of the Peace, Notary Public, Conveyancer, and Division Court Clerk. Was born at Kiel, Germany, and has resided here since 1837.5a

      5aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

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      Klotz, Otto, Preston, Ontario, is a native of Germany, having been born in the city of Kiel, on the shores of the Baltic sea, on the 25th of November, 1817. His father, Jacob Klotz, was the junior of the firm of Klotz & Son of that place. After the death of the senior member, the firm was continued for many years, first by Jacob Klotz, and subsequently by his younger brother, Christian Klotz, their business being chiefly the purchase of grain and shipping it to England.

      Otto Klotz received his primary education at a public school in his native place, but was subsequently educated in Luebeck; after having passed his final examination creditably, he was confirmed in conformity with the rites of the Lutheran Church at Kiel, and thereupon apprenticed to a wine merchant in Luebeck, where, in addition to his mother-tongue, he had ample opportunity of making use of French and English, which languages he had by this time fairly mastered. At the expiration of his apprenticeship, he returned home.

      In the spring of 1837, his uncle, Christian Klotz, under the old firm of Klotz & Son, sent on speculation a cargo of wheat to America (the crops having failed in 1836), and young Otto Klotz was permitted to make a trip to the new world in his uncle's brig, laden with wheat. The requisite arrangements for that voyage were soon made, and since neither himself nor his relations and friends considered the departure as being of long duration, but rather a pleasure trip, the farewell at the wharf was neither gloomy nor sombre, although his father had advised him to inquire for a good situation, and if found to stay for a few years, and then return with a good store of general knowledge, as many young men of the town had done before him. On the 27th of March, 1837, the anchor was weighed, the sails set, and the Friedericke, heavily laden with wheat, sailed out of Kiel harbour with, young Klotz on board. The voyage was completed in seventy -nine long days, and on the 14th of June, anchor was cast in the East Kiver, at New York. On arrival it was found that the wheat was heated, and the market overstocked, hence the speculation was a failure.

      Otto Klotz found to his regret that owing to great depression in business and the numerous failures, he could not procure a situation in New York. He visited Newark, New Jersey, and there met a German farmer from Canada, who proposed to him the taking up of wild land and going into farming. The novelty of this proposal appeared to have some charm and was really entered upon. Writing to his father informing him of his resolution, he handed the letter to the captain of his uncle's brig, bade him farewell, and left for Canada. Arrived in the township of McKillop, in the Huron Tract, he endeavoured to learn what was required in order to become a successful farmer, and soon ascertained that for a young man standing alone without relations or friends and without any knowledge of farming, it would be unwise to take up land and "roughing it in the bush;" however he stayed about two months, during which time he acquired considerable proficiency in the use of the axe, helping to chop and put up log houses in the neighbourhood.

      He left McKillop in October, 1837, and went to Preston, which place was then all alive with new settlers from Germany. He engaged for some time as clerk in a store, and thinking he saw a good opportunity, he started in business on his own account in February, 1838, using his father's letter of credit in the purchase of his first stock of goods. In 1839, he married the daughter of a farmer of the township of Wilmot. This marriage proved to be a happy one, his good wife being an excellent helpmate, a good housewife, a dutiful mother and an exemplary spouse. Shortly after young Klotz had settled in Preston, he became acquainted with an old English gentleman, William Scollick, who was a surveyor, conveyancer and a commissioner of the Court of Request, and who took a particular fancy to him and his penmanship. He advised him to learn conveyancing, and promised to instruct him therein. This kind offer was readily accepted; the pupil employed his spare moments in studying to perfect himself, became an apt scholar, and after the death of old Mr. Scollick, became his successor as conveyancer, a business which proved no mean help for improving his pecuniary circumstances.

      Mr. Klotz was made a naturalized British subject in 1844, was appointed a notary public in 1846, a commissioner for taking affidavits in 1848, a clerk of the Division Court in 1848, and a justice of the peace in 1853. For a long term of years, he was director of the County Agricultural Society, and once its president. Of the Preston Mechanics' Institute and Horticultural Society he has been president from the establishment of the same. Of the Executive Committee of the Association of Mechanics' Institutes for Ontario, he was a member for twelve years, during six of which its vice-president and for two years its president, and by virtue of these offices a member of the Agricultural Council of Ontario. But the office which he has occupied longest and in which he has worked with greater energy than in any other, is that of School Trustee. When in 1841, the Public Schools Act became law, he was elected one of the School Commissioners in the township (the title was subsequently changed to School Trustee); at the expiration of his term he was re-elected, and has been so re-elected ever since. A good stone school building with a teacher as good as in those days could be obtained was the result of his early work in the cause of education. He next succeeded in getting permission from the District Council to have all property in the Presteon school section taxed for a free school, and that school has been free ever since, although in former years it was optional with the ratepayers whether their school should be free or supported by a rate bill per pupil attending school. After Preston became incorporated, he was appointed local superintendent of schools, and in that capacity he was seventeen years a member of the County Board of Examiners of Teachers. The scarcity of good teachers was often severely felt, while at present they are plentiful, and Mr. Klotz obtained permission for German teachers to be examined in German, and he had charge of preparing the questions for such examinations.

      At the instance of several teachers, he prepared and published a German grammar for use of German pupils and others studying German. In 1853, he agitated a public examination of all the schools in the county ; in this move he was ably assisted by the late Dr. Scott, who was then the warden of the county. The county council granted $100 for the purchase of prizes to be distributed among the successful competitors, and appointed Mr. Klotz to make the requisite arrangements, which were successfully carried out. In 1865, Mr. Klotz, assisted by two of the teachers of the Preston school, prepared an expose of "The Irish National Headers," which at that time were the authorized readers for the common schools. In that expose the writer criticised the spelling, grammatical construction, historical blunders, unsuitable words and expressions for children, unfitness of the books for Canadian schools, and the entire absence therein of any article which might tend to cultivate in the minds of the pupils a patriotic feeling. A lengthy and animated correspondence between the chief superintendent, the Rev. Dr. Ryerson, and Mr. Klotz was the result ; but notwithstanding the same, Mr. Klotz had the gratification of seeing "The Irish National Readers" superseded by a Canadian series of Readers.

      As president of the Mechanics' Institute, Mr. Klotz has been indefatigable in providing for the inhabitants of Preston and neighbourhood a large library of well selected books, numbering in 1886 4,000 volumes, of which 2,800 are English, and 1,200 German. In politics Mr. Klotz commenced as early as 1838, then hardly a year in Canada, to take an active part, having been required to shoulder a gun and to stand guard at the Grand River bridge, upon a report that a band of rebels under lead of one Duncan, was coming from London to invade Waterloo, which however, afterwards proved a false repp' . He concluded that if, though yet an alien, he was required to risk his life in defence of Canada, he would claim it as a right to speak and vote upon political questions. Shortly after the Earl of Durham's Report had been published, mass meetings were held in several parts of Upper Canada to discuss the same; and Mr. Klotz was one of thirty-six men, mostly old settlers of Waterloo county, who by hand-bills called a public meeting to be held at Preston, on the 10th day of August, "to take into consideration the deplorable state of the province of Upper Canada, and to express their opinion thereon, in concurrence with the great county meeting lately held at Dundas, upon the glorious report of the Earl of Durham." One of those handbills is still preserved by Mr. Klotz as a relic of his younger days.

      The first parliamentary election which came on was held at Guelph, and Mr. Klotz went there to vote. A scrutineer, the late Colonel Hodgins, asked him: " How long are you in this country, sir ? " The answer was given with firmness : " Not quite ten years, sir;" the respons ewas: "Oh, that will do ; for whom do you vote ? " " for Mr. James Durand, sir," said Mr. Klotz and left the polling place. Mr. Durand was afterwards declared elected. After responsible government had been granted to the people of Canada, and the political party which adopted the name " Conservatives " had been formed, Mr. Klotz joined that party, and he has ever since supported it with all his energy.

      He held for a number of years the office of secretary of that party in his electoral division, and in later years that of president of the same. For the celebration of the Peace Jubilee, held at the county town, Berlin, shortly after the Franco-German war, he was elected president of the German societies, and as such he delivered on May 2nd, 1871, in front of the Court House, to an audience of several thousands, the Peace Jubilee address ; and subsequently at the town of Waterloo, on the occasion of the first " German Saenger Fest" in Ontario, being held there, he delivered to an overcrowded house at the Agricultural Hall, the address in German and also in English. The old Alien Act requiring a residence of seven years before a foreigner could become a naturalized subject, was felt by many Germans to be too long a period of probation, especially since it only required five years' residence in the United States to become a citizen there.

      Accordingly Mr. Klotz agitated the matter through the medium of the public press, and by letters to members of Parliament and to the government. In this he was ably assisted by other Germans, and their united efforts were crowned with success, the seven years being first reduced to five, and later to three years' residence. An attempt was made by him to induce the British government to extend the privileges of a person naturalized in Canada, over the whole British empire ; but in this attempt he failed, although his arguments upon that subject had been kindly forwarded to the British government, by His Excellency the Governor-General. It appeared that the reasons for refusal were not on account of Canada, but of such of the numerous British possessions which still number among its inhabitants a large body of semi-civilized peoples, through whom serious difficulties might arise, if such colonies were also to apply and obtain the like privileges which were asked for Canada.

      Among the Masonic fraternity, the name of Otto Klotz has become a household word. He became a member of the same in 1846, and has ever since been an active and energetic worker of the Mystic tie. He is an old member of the Grand Lodge and served without interruption as a member of the Board of General Purposes since 1864. He made the subject of Benevolence his special study, and the present system of distributing aid, and of regulating grants is his work ; in acknowledgment of which, the Grand Lodge presented him in 1873 with a .handsome testimonial. He continued his noble work with unabated energy, adding from time to time improvements suggested by experience, and in 1885, after twenty-one consecutive years as chairman of the Committee on Benevolence, the Grand Lodge conferred upon him the highest honour, by unanimously electing him a Past Grand Master, and voting for the purchase of a handsome and costly Grand Master's regalia, which, with an elaborate address beautifully engraved, were presented to him at a later day at his mother lodge, the old Barton, No. 6, in the city of Hamilton, in presence of one of the largest gatherings of the fraternity ever assembled there. Besides this great honour conferred upon him, and the many fraternal greetings and tributes paid him on that occasion by the brethren assembled, he had the additional pleasure of the presence of three of his sons, two of whom as Past Masters of Preston lodge, and the youngest as Master of the Lodge of Strict Observance, in Hamilton ; and the gratification of a most cordial and fraternal reception of them by the brethren assembled, as worthy sons of a worthy father.

      The family of Mr. Klotz and his good wife consists of four sons and two daughters, of whom three sons and one daughter are married and have families, while the eldest son and youngest daughter have remained single. They are all living in comfortable circumstances, highly respected by all who know them, and the just pride of their aged parents. A family gathering which occurs once a year is always accompanied by those genuine pleasures which are in store for a happy family in which strife and bickerings are unknown quantities. At one of these gatherings the unanimous wish of Mr. Klotz's children was expressed that he should retire from business, and spend with his good wife the remaining years of his life in rest and comfort Arrangements were made accordingly, and in 1881, he retired from business, since which time he has been living on his income, with his wife and unmarried daughter in a commodious dwelling, enjoying that repose and comfort which is the just reward of honest industry.

      Geo. MacLean Rose, A Cyclopaepdia of Canadian Biography being chiefly men of the time. Rose Publishing Co., Toronto 1888

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 16 Apr 1874.
      Died 13 Apr 1874 In Preston, Christian Heinrich Klotz, son of Otto Klotz, died at 30 years of age.

    2. [S270] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1852, Pg 2.

    3. [S105] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1871, Pg 27.

    4. [S297] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1881, Page 1.

    5. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Zur erinnerung an unsere geliebten eltern/ Elise geb. WILHELM/ Wittwe des verst Otto KLOTZ/ geb. den 10 ten Marz. 1816/ in Breitenbach, Hessen/ Deutschland/ gestorben in Preston/ den 2 ten August 1892/ Otto KLOTZ/ geb. den 25 ten November 1817/ in Kiel, Holstein/ Deutschland/ gestobren in Preston/ den 6 ten, Juli, 1892/ KLOTZ

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 14 Jul 1892.
      July 6, 1892 Otto Klotz died in Preston at age of 74 years, 7 months & 11 days.

    7. [S1473] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1861, Div. 1 Page 4.

    8. [S2441] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1891, Section 1 Page 63.

    9. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [Front] Zur Erinnerung An Unsere Geliebten Eltern/ Elise Geb. Wilhelm/ Wittwe Des Verst Otto Klotz/ Geb. Den 10 Ten Marz. 1816/ In Breitenbach, Hessen/ Deutschland/ Gestorben In Preston/ Den 2 Ten August 1892/ Otto Klotz/ Geb. Den 25 Ten November 1817/ In Kiel, Holstein/ Deutschland/ Gestobren In Preston/ Den 6 Ten, Juli, 1892/ Klotz./ [Footstone] A. W. K./

    10. [S1612] Book - Prominent men of Canada a collection of persons distinguished in professional and political life, and in the commerce and industry of Canada, biography of Otto J. Klotz.

    11. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:Otto Klotz Gender:Male Birth Year:abt 1818 Birth Place:Kiel, Deu Age at Death:74 Death Date:6 Jul 1892 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    12. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Nov 1817 - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, German Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1837 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Innkeeper - 1852 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Notary Public - 1861 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper - 1871 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - J. p. Notary Public - 1881 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMembership - masonic lodge - 1885 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Can't Read - 6 Jul 1892 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - educator, hostler and distiller - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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