Waterloo Region Generations
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Charles Roos

Charles Roos[1]

Male 1824 - 1909  (84 years)

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  • Name Charles Roos 
    Born 14 Nov 1824  , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1828  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Business 1845  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Charles Roos - Boots and Shoes 
    Residence 1846  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Occupation 1852  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Shoemaker 
    Occupation 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Shoemaker 
    Residence 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lutheran 
    Business 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Charles Roos - Boots and Shoes 
    Occupation 1871  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Shoemaker 
    Occupation 1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Merchant 
    Business 1890  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Boot and Shoe Store 
    1887 Waterloo - Wellington Directory
    1887 Waterloo - Wellington Directory
    Name Carl Roos 
    Name Karl Roos 
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Boot Maker 
    Residence 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Presbyterian 
    Retired 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-35468 
    Died 20 Jan 1909  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 14
    Cause: Cause: General Debility (3 months) 
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
    Person ID I35468  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2024 

    Father Jacob Roos,   b. Abt 1790, of Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F24071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Zingg,   b. 4 Feb 1827, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1904, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1846  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. Edward Roos,   b. 1847, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1914, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Rachel Roos,   b. 27 May 1849, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1937, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Mary Roos,   b. 16 Apr 1852, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938  (Age 85 years)
     4. Albert John Roos,   b. 8 Jul 1854, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1864  (Age 10 years)
     5. Emil Roos,   b. 1857, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Aaron Roos,   b. 13 Sep 1860, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1916  (Age 56 years)
     7. Lily Roos,   b. 1868, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F9385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Charles Roos
    Charles Roos
    image from Jubilee Souvenir of Galt, 1897

  • Notes 
    • Charles Roos, Boots and Shoes, Main Street - Situated in the centre of commercial activity on the principal thoroughfare of trade in Galt, and carrying one of the most complete stocks of boots and shoes in the town, the house of Charles Roos stands prominent as one of the chief wholesale and retail establishments. Established in Preston in 1845, the business was removed to Galt 15 years ago, where greater scope was afforded for the increased facilities of the house. It has had a long, honorable and prosperous career, until to day it has grown in commercial importance, and occupies a position well to the front among the best houses in this section of the country. The premises occupied are commodious and well adapted to the business. They are 22x140 feet in dimensions and three stories in height, which are stored with a large and complete stock of goods, embracing ladies', misses', gentlemen's, boys' and youths' boots and shoes, and rubbers of all kinds, purchased direct from the principal manufacturers. In addition to dealing in the above goods, Mr. Roos makes a specialty of boots and shoes to order, and he is enabled in this respect to turn out as handsome, well-fitting and durable goods as can be produced. Mr. Roos gives employment to thirteen assistants and workmen, who are thoroughly competent and skillful. The business extends throughout the town and country. Mr. Roos is a native of Alsace, and came to this country when only 3 years old. While in Preston, he was a member of the Town Council. He is a gentleman highly esteemed in the community, and an upright, honorable business man.

      Industries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886

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      Charles Roos, Dealer in Boots and Shoes

      Mr. Roos conducts business on Main Street and carries a first-class line of boots and shoes, trunks and valises, &c. For a quarter of a century he has conducted his business in a manner satisfactory to himself and his many customers. He commenced business in Preston in the year 1845 and finding a larger and better field here became one of our most progressive and respected citizens. Although a man of years, Mr. Roos is still active in his business pursuits.

      Jubilee Souvenir of Galt, 1897

  • Sources 
    1. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Obituary of John Zingg - 11 Feb 1881, pg 8.

    2. [S270] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1852, Pg 10.

    3. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-2 Page 5.

    4. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 19.

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

    6. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      ROOS/ Charles ROOS/ born November 14, 1824/ died January 20 1909/ Elizabeth, wife of/ Charles ROOS/ born Feb. 4, 1827 died Oct. 11, 1904/ Albert John/ their son/ born July 8, 1854 died July 15, 1864./ ROOS./

    7. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Charles Roos d. 20 Jan 1909 Galt, b. Nov.1824 Alsace, occ. shoe merchant, s/o Jacob Roos (b. Alsace) cause: general debility (3 months)

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

    9. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [Large Monument] [Front] Roos/ Charles Roos/ Born November 14, 1824/ Died January 20 1909/ Elizabeth, Wife Of/ Charles Roos/ Born Feb. 4, 1827 Died Oct. 11, 1904/ Albert John/ Their Son/ Born July 8, 1854 Died July 15, 1864./ Roos./

    10. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Section 2 Page 68.

    11. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev. Jacob Huttner - Minister of The Lutheran Evangelical Church In The Village of Preston report 65.
      Carl Roos, married Elisabeth Zngg, both of Waterloo. 20 Sept. 1846.

    12. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 19.
      Roos,Charles-advertisment.jpg
      Roos,Charles-advertisment.jpg
      From Industries of Canada : Historical and Commerical Sketches : Hamilton and environs 1886


    13. [S2301] Book - Galt Summer Carnival Thursday & Friday June 12th and 13th 1890 [booket].

    14. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:Charles Roos Gender:Male Birth Year:abt 1825 Birth Place:Alease Age at Death:84 Death Date:20 Jan 1909 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Nov 1824 - , Alsace Lorraine, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1828 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Charles Roos - Boots and Shoes - 1845 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1846 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Sep 1846 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoemaker - 1852 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoemaker - 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 MapsBusiness - Charles Roos - Boots and Shoes - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoemaker - 1871 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Boot and Shoe Store - 1890 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Boot Maker - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: General Debility (3 months) - 20 Jan 1909 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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