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

Ferdinand Walter[1, 2]

Male 1830 - 1920  (90 years)

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  • Name Ferdinand Walter 
    Born 18 Mar 1830  Seekat, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1849  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    teacher 
    Religion 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Roman Catholic 
    Naturalization 1857  [3
    Occupation 1857  Bamberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Postmaster 
    Occupation 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Merchant and Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    RC 
    Elected Office 1877  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    Occupation 1878  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    General Merchant & Farmer 
    Ferdinand Walter
    Ferdinand Walter
    Bamberg, Ontario 1878
    Elected Office 1889  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    Elected Office 1901  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    Interesting public service, politics, art 
    Occupation 1901  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Public Service 1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Council of the Board of Trade 
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-352649 
    Died 26 Nov 1920  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Cause: Cause: Senile Sclerosis - Uremic Poisoning 
    Buried 29 Nov 1920  St. Agatha Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I352649  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Family Agatha Dietrich,   b. 10 Feb 1839, St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1913, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1856 
    Children 
     1. Mary Walter,   b. 5 Aug 1858, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945  (Age 86 years)
     2. Julia Walter,   b. 19 Aug 1860, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Amelia "Emily" Walter,   b. 1863, Bamberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Lewis Walter,   b. 1864, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Caroline Walter,   b. 5 May 1867, Bamberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949  (Age 81 years)
     6. Rosa Walter,   b. 21 Jun 1870, Bamberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. John Walter,   b. 1872, Bamberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Alexander Walter,   b. 1875, Bamberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Emile Walter,   b. 1877, Bamberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Emil Walter,   b. CALC 1878, Bamberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1884, Bamberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 6 years)
     11. Alfred Hugo Walter,   b. Feb 1881, Bamberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1884, Bamberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     12. Robert Ferdinand Walter,   b. 29 Dec 1884, St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F252209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Mar 1830 - Seekat, Baden, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1849 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teacher - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Postmaster - 1857 - Bamberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant and Farmer - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - RC - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1877 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - General Merchant & Farmer - 1878 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1889 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1901 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Council of the Board of Trade - 1906 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Senile Sclerosis - Uremic Poisoning - 26 Nov 1920 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Nov 1920 - St. Agatha Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ferdinand Walter
    Ferdinand Walter
    Glenn Baechler Collection

  • Notes 
    • Death of Ferdinand Walter

      The death took place at Kitchener last Friday evening of one of Waterloo County's oldest residents, Ferdinand Walter, after an illness of about two weeks. Deceased was in his 91st year. The late Mr. Walter was born in Seekat, Baden, Germany, on March 18th, 1830. He emigrated to America in the year 1849 and settled on a farm near Bamberg. He also conducted a general store at Bamberg. He took a keen interest in municipal and political affairs and was a member of the Wellesley Township Council for forty-two years and a member of the County Council for forty years, during which time he was thrice Warden of the County. In politics he was a strong conservative and in 1873 contested the riding of North Waterloo for the Dominion House but was unsuccessful. He removed to Kitchener sixteen years ago and in 1905 was appointed license inspector, which office he held until 1916, after which he retired. He was married in 1856 to Agatha Dietrich, who passed away about seven years ago. He is survived by two sons and four daughters, namely, John Walter, New Westminster, B. C., Robert of Toronto, Mrs. John Gies, Heidelberg, Mrs. Anthony Starr, Bamberg, Mrs. Jacob Martini, Toronto, and Mrs. Rose Hummel, of Kitchener. The funeral took place on Monday forenoon to the R. C. Cemetery at St. Agatha and was largely attended. High Mass was conducted by Rev. Fathers, Fehrenbach. Schweitzcr, Spetz and Wey.

      New Hamburg Independent 3 Dec 1920 pg 1

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      St. Agatha Church

      To the side altars a high altar was soon added. Antony Kaiser II., and Lucas Dorschel made all the altars, and Mr. Ferdinand Walter and his brother painted and decorated them in 1851 quite artistically. Mr. Walter still expresses his admiration for the Fathers whose life and works he could watch closely while lodging with them when finishing the altars. He had grown up during the turbulent years of the 40 's in Baden and was to some extent imbued with the anti-Catholic and free notions of his time. He had never before seen a live Jesuit, Avho was the most hated and reviled being at that time. On acquaintance with them he found that they were pious to a degree, learned, immensely laborious and extremely kind.

      1aThe Catholic Church in Waterloo County, Book I, by Rev. Theobald Spetz, C. R., D. D., 1916


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      At Bamberg, about five miles north of St. Agatha, there were also quite a number of early Catholics, the most prominent being Mr. Ferdinand Walter, the present License Inspector.

      The Catholic Church in Waterloo County, Book I, by Rev. Theobald Spetz, C. R., D. D., 1916

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      The village of Bamberg was originally named Weimar and was changed to Bamberg in 1861 at the suggestion of its first postmaster Ferdinand Walter.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 21 Feb 1884.
      Feb. 10, 1884 Alfred Hugo Walter, son of Ferdinand Walter, died in Bamberg at age of 3 years.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 28 Feb 1884.
      Feb. 22, 1884 Emil Walter, son of Ferdinand Walter, died in Bamberg at age of approximately 6 years.

    3. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley E-1 Page 1.

    4. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 1 Page 39.

    5. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 5 Pg 1.

    6. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 32 Pg. 15.

    7. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 31.

    8. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div. 4 Page 1.

    9. [S1802] Post Offices and Postmasters - Waterloo Region Entries.
      Walter, Ferdinand Date of appointment: 1857-03-01 Date of vacancy: 1895-08-14 Cause of vacany: Resignation Place: Weimar, Ontario (later Bamberg, Ontario)

    10. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:Ferdinand Walters Gender:Male Birth Year:abt 1830 Birth Place:Germany Age at Death:90 Death Date:26 Nov 1920 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada