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

Joseph A. Huck

Male 1878 - 1956  (77 years)


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  • Name Joseph A. Huck 
    Born 3 Feb 1878  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Business 120 Victoria St., S., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Huck Glove Company 
    • Mr. Huck founded the glove company in the basement of his home in 1906. In 1923 he moved the firm to the then Kitchener auditorium building on Queen street south. It remained there until 1937 when he purchased the Miller Lang shirt plant on Victoria street south, present location of the firm.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Jan 1956 pg 3
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Glove Cutter 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Manufacturing, Shop 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Roman Catholic 
    Residence 1956  18 Heins Ave., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-380013 
    Died 9 Jan 1956  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 Jan 1956  Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I380013  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Chief George Huck,   b. 12 Sep 1848, Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1894, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Mary Spielmacher,   b. 27 Aug 1852, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1872  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F8578  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clementine Francis Kraen,   b. 12 Oct 1877, Kossuth, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1961, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1904  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. George Anthony Huck,   b. 18 Dec 1905, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 2000, Goderich, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     2. William Joseph Huck,   b. 28 Mar 1909, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1909, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. John Vincent "Vincent" Huck,   b. 18 Apr 1911, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1990, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. James R. "Jim" Huck,   b. 18 Jan 1923, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 2016, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F258931  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Feb 1878 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Glove Cutter - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Oct 1904 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturing, Shop - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jan 1956 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Jan 1956 - Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Huck Glove Founder Dies At 77 Years

      Joseph A. Huck, 77, prominent Kitchener glove manufacturer, died at his home, 18 Heins Ave., shortly after noon today following a lengthy illness. Founder of the Huck Glove Company, Ltd., he was chairman of the Kitchener Separate School Board for several years and was widely known as a sports enthusiast. He was a member of the Separate School Board for 29 years.

      STARTED IN 1906

      Mr. Huck founded the glove company in the basement of his home in 1906. In 1923 he moved the firm to the then Kitchener auditorium building on Queen street south. It remained there until 1937 when he purchased the Miller Lang shirt plant on Victoria street south, present location of the firm. Well-known in local sporting circles, he was on the Kitchener senior hockey team executive when the team won the Allan Cup in 1918. He was also on the Kitchener senior baseball executive for many years and financially supported the Westmount Golf and Country Club and the Kitchener Granite Club
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      CHARTER MEMBER OF SCs

      A member of St Mary's RC Church, he was also a member of the church council, the Holy Name Society and a charter member of Father Funcken Council of the Knights of Columbus. In addition, Mr. Huck was a member of the Commercial Travellers Association of Ontario. Born Feb. 3, 1878, in Kitchener, Mr. Huck was the last survivor of the family of the late George and Mary Huck. He was predeceased by a brother, August of Toronto and three sisters, Mrs. H. P. (Minnie) Fischer of Shakopee, Minn., Mrs. W. J. (Rose) Motz of Kitchener and Mrs. S. D. (Georgina) Swantek of Grand Rapids, Mich. Their father was at one time fire chief here.

      MARRIED IN 1904

      His marriage to the former Clementine Krane took place Aug. 12, 1904. Besides his wife, he is survived by five sons, George A., J. Vincent, Joseph C. and James R. all of Kitchener, William of Ottawa and a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Marie) Talbot of Quebec City. The body is at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home where the rosary will he recited Wednesday at 8 p.m. Prayers will be said at the funeral home Thursday at 9 a.m. Removal will be made to St. Mary's Church for solemn requiem high mass at 10 am. Burial will be in Mount Hope RC Cemetery.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Jan 1956 pg 3

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      Huck Glove redevelopment merges old, modern

      by Catherine Thompson Waterloo Region Record


      KITCHENER \emdash The heritage Huck Glove building will be showcased in a three-storey modern atrium, in plans unveiled by heritage planners working on the redevelopment of the old industrial building.

      Heritage consultants hired by the developer behind the project at 120 Victoria St. S. laid out their plans to conserve the 1907 former glove factory this week at a meeting of the city's heritage committee.

      The $120-million project, which includes a 25-storey, 300-unit condo tower behind the office building, is being developed by Waterloo-based Momentum Developments, Kitchener's Zehr Group and KingSett Capital of Toronto.

      Under those plans, the heritage building will be restored to its former glory on the outside and incorporated into a larger six-storey glass and concrete office tower. One outside wall of the old factory will anchor a dramatic modern atrium of concrete and wood that leads to the modern, six-storey office building, said Christina Karney of McCallum Sather, the heritage consultants retained by the developer.

      "That atrium looks unbelievably amazing," said Steve Hamoen, a member of Heritage Kitchener.

      The redevelopment would preserve the building's heritage, including the roofline, the yellow brick construction, window openings, the timber post-and-beam construction and exposed wood ceilings, she said.

      It will also restore the original painted signs on the Victoria Street side and on the south facade with the original "The Huck Glove Co. Inc." painted in white lettering on a black background.

      The three-storey yellow-brick former factory is currently vacant, but is in reasonably good condition, Karney said.

      The restoration will demolish newer concrete additions on the rear and side of the heritage building, repair the brickwork, and replace the modern windows and doors with ones more in keeping with the originals, Karney said.

      Windows on three sides will be replaced with four-over-four double-hung windows, while windows overlooking the atrium will have a more open design, to conform to the building code, she said.

      Engineers have determined that the existing posts and beams can't support the weight of a six-storey office building, so some sections will be removed and reused in the building, because they help define the character of the old factory.

      Similarly, many of the wood floors aren't in great shape, but the original wood from the floors will be retained for use elsewhere in the building. The exposed wooden ceilings will remain, she said.

      "I am so relieved the sign will be reinstated," said Katherine Dedyna, a Kitchener native whose mother Susan sewed gloves at the factory during the Second World War.

      "The sign proclaimed, as did so many, a local company with loyal workers in an unpretentious small city that manufactured world class products as a matter of course."

      Thompson, C. (2018). Huck Glove redevelopment merges old, modern. TheRecord.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8376304-huck-glove-redevelopment-merges-old-modern/

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-6 Page 5.

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

    3. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 24 Pg. 4.

    4. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 72.

    5. [S2490] aaa Vit - ON - Birth Registration, birth certificate 032015 (1878).
      Name:Joseph Huck Date of Birth:3 Feb 1878 Gender:Male Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:George Huck Mother's name:Mary Spielmacher

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      George Huck Born: Canada Age: 24 Father: Franz Huck Mother: Margaretha Huck Born: abt 1848 Spouse: Maria Spielmaker Age: 20 born: Canada Father: Andreas Spielmaker Mother: Jacobine Spielmaker married 29 Oct 1872

    7. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 018481 (1904).
      Name:Jos Huck Age:27 Birth Year:abt 1877 Birth Place:Berlin Marriage Date:4 Oct 1904 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:George Huck Mother:Mary Spielmaker Spouse:Clementina Krachn