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

Ferdinand A. "Fred" Kraus

Male 1853 - 1922  (69 years)


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  • Name Ferdinand A. "Fred" Kraus 
    Born 9 Jan 1853  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Telegraph Operator 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Hotel Keeper 
    Occupation 1881  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    hotel keeper 
    Business 1884  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Baden Hotel 
    Baden-BadenHotel-0001-FerdinandKraus-advert1884Directory.JPG
    Baden-BadenHotel-0001-FerdinandKraus-advert1884Directory.JPG
    Waterloo Copunty Gazetteer and Directory from 1884-5 William W. Evans Guelph, Ont.
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Hotelkeeper 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  Palmerston, Peel Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Hotel Keeper 
    Occupation 1911  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Hotel Keeper - ? Hotel 
    Religion 1911  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    House of Industry and Refuge 1917 
    HouseofIndustryandRefugeca1869.JPG
    HouseofIndustryandRefugeca1869.JPG
    The House of Industry and Refuge. In 1868, 141 acres was purchased on Frederick Street in Berlin (now Kitchener) and the house opened on June 15, 1869. The original building housed 100 and operated as an industrial farm, which raised crops and livestock. The residents worked for their keep if possible, those most did not. The House eventually became a strictly a residence of the aged and later relocated and renamed Sunnyside.
    Died 27 Jan 1922  [9
    Death 28 Dec 1922  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 11
    Cause: Epileptic Convulsions 
    Name F. A. Kraus  [12
    Name Fredrick A. Kraus 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-121104  
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Person ID I380890  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Christopher Kraus,   b. CALC 10 Oct 1820, Kaltenbach, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1880, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Elise" Bernhardt,   b. 8 Mar 1834, , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1852  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Family ID F30229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Annie Roth,   b. 11 Jun 1855, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1916  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1881  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 15
    Children 
     1. Gertrud Jemima Kraus,   b. CALC 20 Feb 1881, Of, Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1890, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 9 years)
     2. Frederick Henry Kraus,   b. 31 Dec 1885, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1937, Sarnia, Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     3. Ella Marie McDonald,   b. 5 May 1888, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1941, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     4. Lloyd McDonald,   b. May 1893, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F259322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jan 1853 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Telegraph Operator - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - hotel keeper - 1881 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Sep 1881 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Baden Hotel - 1884 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotelkeeper - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper - 1901 - Palmerston, Peel Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper - ? Hotel - 1911 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Epileptic Convulsions - 28 Dec 1922 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • THE QUEEN'S HOTEL.

      The Queen's hotel, under the experienced guidance of Mr. F. A. Kraus, is one of the leading hostelries in this part of the country. It is a large three storey brick structure containing nearly 50 bedrooms, with large sample rooms. It is well conducted throughout. Whether the guest visits the bar or the dining-room, he will be assured of the best. The sheds and stables are especially large and comfortable and a feature decidedly progressive is a motor shed built specially for automobiles. The Queen's is therefore the headquarters for all motorists passing through New Hamburg. Rates $1.50 per day.

      Special Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hamburg, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario

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      DEATH OF F. A. KRAUS

      Mr. Ferdinand A. Kraus passed away at Kitchener on Wednesday night following a stroke of paralysis at the age of 69 years. Mr. Kraus was born in the village of Baden and was widely known throughout Western Ontario as a hotelkeeper, having conducted the Baden Hotel at Baden, the Queen's at Palmerston, an hotel at Listowel and the Queen's Hotel here during forty years' activitiy in the hotel business. He retired from the Queen's here nine years ago. His wife predeceased him eight years ago. He is survived by one brother Louis of Owen Sound, and three sisters. H. J. Stiefelmeyer and Mrs. Wm. Russell, of Baden, and Mrs. Fred Goebel, of New Hamburg. The remains were brought here yesterday and the funeral will take place this afternoon from the home of Mr. Fred Goebel to Riverside Cemetery.

      New Hamburg Independent 29 Dec 1922

  • Sources 
    1. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 2 Page 31.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Mary Roth b. Preston Ont Age: 26 born abt 1855 father: Henry Roth mother: Catherine married Ferdinand A Kraus (hotel keeper of Baden) Age:: 27 born abt 1854 b. Baden Ont father: Christophr Kraus mother: Elizabeth married 27 Sep 1881 Marriage Place: Waterloo, Preston

    3. [S1054] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1911, p. 21;.

    4. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 3 Page 38.

    5. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 2 Page 65.

    6. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 12 Page 68.

    7. [S2434] Census - Canada - 1901, North Wellington District K., sub-division 1 Palmerston pg 9.

    8. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 34518 (1922).
      Frederick Krause, d. House of Refuge 28 Dec1922 Kitchener, Occ. Hotel Keeper, b. Canada aged 72, 5 years at residence, s/o Christoph Kraus & Elizabeth Bernhardt, buried Riverside, Cause: Epileptic Convulsions

    9. [S153] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Riverside New Hamburg CC#4564 Internet Link.
      Fred A. Kraus/ died Jan. 27,1922/ aged 68 yrs. 11 mos./ wife/ Mary Annie Roth/ wife of/ F. A. Kraus/ died Mar. 2,1916/ aged 60 yrs./ Gone but not forgotten/ Kraus/ Hayes Bros. Co. St. Marys/
      [A] Mother

    10. [S1430] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1884-1885 "Waterloo County Gazetteer and Directory for 1884-1885".
      Baden Hotel Page: 128, Place: Baden, Comments: F.A.Kraus, proprietor

      Baden Hotel Page: 130, Place: Baden, Street: opp.Grand Trunk Station , Comments: F. A. Kraus proprietor

    11. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 34518 (1922).
      Frederick Krause, d. House of Refuge 28 Dec 1922 Kitchener, Occ. Hotel Keeper, b. Canada aged 72, 5 years at residence, s/o Christoph Kraus & Elizabeth Bernhardt, buried Riverside, Cause: Epileptic Convulsions

    12. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 20 Mar 1890.
      Mar 3, 1890 Gertrud Jermia Kraus, adopted daughter of F. A. Kraus, died in Baden, at age of 9 months & 11 days.

    13. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Christoph Kraut, joiner of Preston married 21 Dec 1852 in Greenbush by license to Elisabeth Bernhardt of Preston, wit: Hubert Kratzmeyer of Preston and Balthasar Mogk of Preston

    14. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Fredereck W. Bindemann, Minister of The United Lutheran and German Reformed Protestant Church, Greenbush, Waterloo Twp., 1 Jan. 1852 - 1 Jan. 1853 #226.
      Christoph Kraus, Joiner, to Elisabeth Bernhardt, both of Preston. Rev. Bindemann. Wit. Hubert Kratsmeyer and Balthasar Mogk, both of Preston.

    15. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 011431 (1881).
      Name:Ferdinand A Krans Age:27 Birth Year:abt 1854 Birth Place:Baden, Ontario Marriage Date:27 Sep 1881 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Christophr Krans Mother:Elizabeth Krans Spouse:Mary Roth