Waterloo Region Generations
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Jacob Emil "Jake" Klotz

Male 1840 - 1924  (83 years)


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  • Name Jacob Emil "Jake" Klotz 
    Born 31 Dec 1840  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Interesting business, public service, science 
    Occupation 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Importer of Cigars 
    Residence 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Agent 
    Occupation 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Furniture Mamufacturer 
    Residence 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Income 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Manutacturer, ? 
    Residence 1921  38 Ahrens St. W. Kitchener Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-350968 
    Died 5 Jan 1924  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 11
    Cause: Cause: Angina Pectoris (suddenly) 
    Buried 8 Jan 1924  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Person ID I350968  Generations
    Last Modified 19 May 2022 

    Father Otto Klotz,   b. 25 Nov 1817, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, German Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1892, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Family ID F251557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • JACOB E. KLOTZ DIES SUDDENLY

      Well Known Resident Succumbs To Heart Attack While Waiting In Doctor's Oftice; Brother Of Noted Scientist

      While waiting in the sitting room of Dr. E. Heist's office on Satutday afternoon at about 4.30 o'clock, Jacob E. Klotz, a well known resident of this city, dropped dead, He was found dead in his chair when the doctor came from the examining room where he was advising another patient. Mr. Klotz had been in excellent health until Saturday afternoon when he complained of not feIling very well. He decided to go to Dr. Heist for treatment and it was while awaiting his appointment with the doctor that he was seized with a fatal heart attack. Jacob E. Klotz had been a well known resident of this city for the last 11, years. He was identified as a shareholder in a number of local industries but was not actively engaged in business. He was a member of the Lancaster Club and was popular with the membership as well as with a wide circle of friends. Deceased was a brother of Dr. Otto Klotz noted scientist who died in Ottawa on December 31. He was born in Preston 83 years ago the son, of Otto Klotz. Deceased celebrated his 83rd birthday on December 21. Mr. Klotz is survived by two sisters, Miss Augusta Klotz (with whom he lived) 38 Ahrens street west and Mrs. Mylius of this city and two brothers, Dr. Carl Klotz of St. Catharines and E. W. Klotz of Toronto. The funeral will be held from his late residence on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock followed by Interment at Preston.

      The Daily Record 7 Jan 1924 pg 1

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      Jacob Emil Klotz was born in Preston on December 31, 1840, a son of Otto Klotz and Eliza Wilhelm. He was the Canadian Commissioner of Immigration from 1872 to 1880. In 1885 he became a partner with William Stahlschmidt in William Stahlschmidt and Co., later the Canadian Office and School Furniture Co., in the manufacture of a variety of school desks and office furniture. Mr. Klotz acted as president of the company and is credited with the early success of the company which later grew into one of the prominent furniture manufacturers in the country. Mr. Klotz also served as the vice president of the Galt and Preston Street Railway Co. when it was organized on November 12, 1890 and was one of the founding members of the Waterloo Historical Society when it was formed on November 13, 1912. Mr. Klotz served as mayor of Preston from 1901 to 1903 and died in Kitchener on January 5. 1924. He is buried in Preston Cemetery.


      Cambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge

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      In Memoriam

      Catherine Lamb, only daughter of John was born in Preston, May 4th, 1848. She was a robust child, and enjoyed good health until attacked by the disease, which resulted in her death. She early exhibited those traits of character which endear the child, and whose regular development adorn the woman. She was tidy, cheerful, obedient and apt to learn. She loved her teacher and school mates, and was loved by them with a heartiness, that made the schoolroom and its play ground the dearest spot in the village to her. She made rapid talent for vocal and instrumental music. She was passionately fond of music, and with an industry rarely found among young persons, she copied with the most scrupulous neatness many hundred pieces of music and gems of song. She was equally expert in the German and English languages, and the rich treasures of son which this opened to her were diligently employed. One favorite German song was "Die deutsche Mutter," (the German Mother,) a ditty full of patriotism and pathos. "Die Kraft des Gebetes" (the power of prayer) was one she delighted to play and sing, and her last act of public devotion was to hym this stirring melody on the organ of the Lutheran Church in Preston.

      As she grew up to her social qualities endeared her to every one with whom she came in contact. She was modest without bashfulness, talented without ostentation and amiable without affection. Her gifts, humour and cheerfulness were her free unconscious and natural contribution to every social gathering in which she was present. Katy, as she was always called, was a favorite everywhere, her genial smile and liberal hand winning the respect of the old and the affection of the young.

      The girl was budding into a woman, and that life of woman's life, love had been awakened in her heart. She was betrothed to Mr. Jacob E. Kloz of Preston, on the 18th of June, 1865. A group of friends celebrated the event at the residence of the latter's father. In a year more the betrothed were to go to the altar. The betrothal is both a fruition and an anticipation. In preparations solemn and merry, cheerful and grave, she set about filling up the interval. In September, Consumption, death's most insidious and relentless agent, laid his hands upon her. It was unheeded. Slowly and mercilessly his grasp tightened. It became serious. All that the most devoted loved could do was done. Death was inevitable. She bore up with patience and vigor. She sought to comfort and consoled those who waited so tenderly on her. She was thankful and resigned - she never murmured. But nothing could help her. She maintained her consciousness and reason to the last, and on the 12th of June, 1866, with her hand clasped in that of her beloved Jacob, the world with all its joys and sorrows, for her faded away forever. Instead of being led to the altar she has been carried to the tomb - her bridal robes have become a winding sheet and the blooming bride is now a foetid corpse.

      Farewell Katy, farewell. Sweet memories cling around thy name. Thou didst thy duty lovingly and well. Thy pure spirit could no longer break bonds of clay and hath ascended to it place. Peace to thy ashes - Com.

      Preston, 18 Jun 1866.


      Dumfries Reformer 20 Jun 1866

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

    2. [S105] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1871, Pg 28.

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

    4. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Jacob Emil KLOTZ/ son of/ Otto and Elisa KLOTZ/ born in Preston/ December 31st 1840/ died in Kitchener/ January 5th, 1924/ Augusta Wilhelmine KLOTZ/ born in Preston/ August 20th 1845/ died in Timmins/ January 3rd, 1933

    5. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 38 Page 1.

    6. [S1473] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1861.

    7. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 25 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 .
      [Back] Jacob Emil Klotz/ Son Of/ Otto And Elisa Klotz/ Born In Preston/ December 31st 1840/ Died In Kitchener/ January 5th, 1924/ Augusta Wilhelmine Klotz/ Born In Preston/ August 20th 1845/ Died In Timmins/ January 3rd, 1933./

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

    11. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:Jacob Emil Klotz Gender:Male Birth Year:abt 1841 Birth Place:Preston Age at Death: 83 Death Date:5 Jan 1924 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Dec 1840 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Importer of Cigars - 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 - Agent - 1871 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Furniture Mamufacturer - 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 MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - 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 MapsOccupation - Manutacturer, ? - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Angina Pectoris (suddenly) - 5 Jan 1924 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Jan 1924 - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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