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

George Lippert[1, 2, 3]

Male 1851 - 1922  (70 years)


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  • Name George Lippert 
    Born 1 Oct 1851  Rainrod, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    Gender Male 
    Business Lippert Furniture Co., 222 Louisa St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lippert Furniture Co. 222 Louisa St., Kitchener about 1905
    Lippert Furniture Co. 222 Louisa St., Kitchener about 1905
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/212088696 
    Immigration 1854  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Immigration 25 May 1855  New York City, New York, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Immigration 1856  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lutheran 
    Naturalization 1863  [4
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Cabinet Maker 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Lutheran 
    Naturalization 1878  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Carpenter 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Cabinet Maker 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Furniture Manufacturer 
    Lippert Furniture Co. 222 Louisa St., Kitchener about 1905
    Lippert Furniture Co. 222 Louisa St., Kitchener about 1905
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Manufacturer, Funiture Factory 
    Residence 1911  289 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-39345 
    Died 29 Mar 1922  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12, 13
    Buried Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12, 13
    Person ID I39345  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father Johann George "George" Lippert,   b. CALC 6 Aug 1810, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1879, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Anna Marie "Mary" Hammel,   b. CALC 18 Jan 1813, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1882, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Family ID F12454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rosalia "Rose" Kaiser,   b. 25 Nov 1850, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1929, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1872 
    Children 
     1. George Jacob Lippert,   b. Aug 1871, Windsor, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1933, Hammond, Lake, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     2. Edward Lippert,   b. 16 Jun 1873, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1935, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Matilda "Tilda" Lippert,   b. 2 Apr 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ida Rosalia Lippert,   b. 18 Apr 1879, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1944, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. Alfred Oscar Lippert,   b. 24 Jun 1881, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1964, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Herbert Albert Lippert,   b. 2 Jun 1884, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962  (Age 77 years)
     7. Florence Lippert,   b. 24 Sep 1886, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961  (Age 74 years)
     8. Oscar Lippert,   b. 21 Nov 1889, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Gladys L. Lippert,   b. 29 May 1894, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F10281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rosalie Margaretha Carolina "Rosa" Schmidt,   b. 30 Nov 1874, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F224672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Alfred Lippert,   b. CALC 17 Jan 1877,   d. 26 Feb 1878, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F255336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • GEORGE LIPPERT.

      George Lippert, whose furniture factory is one of the leading industrial enterprises of Waterloo, is a native of Germany, as the name indicates. He was born on the 1st of October, 1850, in Reinroth, his parents being George and Mary (Hamel) Lippert, both of whom were natives of the fatherland. The family came to Ontario in 1854, settling in the village of Waterloo.

      George Lippert, who was but three years of age at the time of the emigration to the new world, was educated in the public schools of Waterloo and afterward in Preston served an apprenticeship to the cabinet maker's trade. He followed that pursuit as a journeyman until 1893, when he became identified with the furniture manufacturing business in Waterloo under the firm style of Lippert, Schafer & Company. That connection was maintained until 1899, when he sold his interest in the enterprise and established his present business, which has grown from a small beginning to one of extensive proportions, a hundred employees being in the factory at the present time. He manufactures parlor furniture, fancy chairs, hat racks, etc., and the trade extends from Halifax on the east to Vancouver on the west. The factory is well equipped with modern machinery, including the latest inventions to facilitate the work of the shops and produce the best results in the finished product. The quality of the furniture which Mr. Lippert ships makes it a most marketable commodity and the business methods which he has instituted have gained for the house an unassailable reputation. Mr. Lippert is a self-made man who started out in life in his boyhood days without funds, but by economy and diligence he was enabled to make a start and in the course of years has advanced from the commonplace in business to a position of industrial leadership in Waterloo.

      In 1872 Mr. Lippert was married to Miss Rosa Kayser, a daughter of William Kayser of Berlin, and they now have nine children, five sons and four daughters, namely: George J., who is with his father; Edward, who is connected with the furniture trade; Otilla; Alfred, who is in his father's shop; Herbert, who is bookkeeper for the firm; Ida; Florence; Oscar and Gladys.

      Mr. Lippert belongs to the Lutheran Church and is interested in its growth and the extension of its influence. His political views are in accord with the principles of the Liberal party. He belongs to the Ancient Order of United Workmen, the Masonic fraternity and the Concordia Singing Society, possessing much of the musical taste so characteristic of his race.

      A History of Ontario: its resources and development

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      Death of George Lippert, SR.

      George Lippert, sr., of Kitchener, Ont., whose death was recorded in our last issue, stood high in the estimation of his fellow citizens. He was chairman of the light commission and besides being president of the Lippert Furniture Company, was one of the city's most sterling and progressive citizens. Mr. Lippert's death occurred following an operation at the hospital when a leg had to be amputated. He had been resting as well as could be expected following the operation, but the shock proved too much. The affliction necessitated two previous operations before the amputation of the leg. The death of Mr. Lippert began with a diseased toe. Kitchener has therefore suffered a distinct loss. Unassuming but straightforward, genial and sincere in all his relations, the deceased enjoyed the highest respect of all who met him, either socially or in business. Through his industry he became successful in furniture manufacturing. In the trade he was well known owing to the fact that he was one of the oldest in the furniture business in the country. The name George Lippert was favorably known from coast to coast with the trade. Although wrapped in his attention to his own business the deceased found time to serve his community. For 17 years he was a member of the local light commission and for 17 years he enjoyed the increasing confidence of the citizens who sent him back to office by big majorities every two years. Having only the interest of the city at heart, and using his characteristic good judgment in doing the city's business his candidacy was never seriously challenged by the ratepayers. Since 1921 he was chairman of the commission which conducts the city's electric and gas business and the street railway, all three of which have made good showing under circumstances that have not always been favorable. In the transaction of business of the city he showed forethought and care that characterizes him in his private business. The deceased had been largely identified with the Hydro electric movement. The deceased, while born in the old country spent practically his whole life in Kitchener. He was 71 years of age. The furniture trade and George Lippert were synonymous. Coming to Kitchener from Windsor he served his apprenticeship at the old Simpson factory. Bring ambitious and industrious he wanted to see how business was conducted in other factories, and for a number of years he was a valued employee of the H. Krug Furniture Co. He was a first-class cabinet maker and machine hand, and as he gained in experience he yearned for a business of his own. In 1893 he entered into partnership with the late Henry Schaefer and they went into business in Waterloo in what is now known as the Woeller-Bolduc furniture factory. For over five years the firm carried on a successful business, when Mr. Lippert decided to branch out for himself. A factory was erected on Louisa street in 1889 and as the business increased additions were made to the plant. Strict attention meant success and the present commodious factory is a monument to the deceased who saw great things in store for his city, and who by his untiring efforts did his small part in making Kitchener an industrial centre second to non in Canada.

      Canadian Furniture World and The Undertaker, May 1922, pg.48

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 7 Mar 1878.
      Died 26 Feb 1878 Alfred Lippert in Berlin, son of Georg Lippert died at the age of 1 year

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 16885-1902.
      Louis William Roth, 27, Wood Carver, b. Hamilton, Res. Waterloo, son of William Roth and Frederica Schwartz, married Ida Rosalia Lippert, 23, b. Berlin, Res. same, daughter of George Lippert and Rosa Kaiser, Witnessed by: Otilda and Alf Lippert, Mary Weyman, W. J. Brannen and Louisa Roth, All of Berlin, 4 June 1902 at Berlin

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 019224-05.
      Alfred Oscar Lippert, 24, Occ. Wood Carrier, b. Berlin, Res. Berlin, son of George Lippert & Rosa Kaiser married Mary Ann Heymann, 23, b. Port Huron Michigan, Res. Port Huron, daughter of August Heymann & Mary Ann Fischer, Witn: Herb Lippert of Berlin & Agnes Heymann of Waterloo, 12 July 1905 in Waterloo

    4. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-12 Page 3.

    5. [S514] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1871, Div 1 pg 12.

    6. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 75.

    7. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 37 Page 3.

    8. [S1885] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1861, Waterloo 1861 Dist. 1 Page 8.

    9. [S370] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope Roman Catholic CC#4517 Internet Link .
      Lippert
      Rosalia Kaiser/ his wife/ 1850-1929/ rest in peace/
      George Lippert/ 1852-1922/ rest in peace/
      Father/ Herbert Lippert/ died 1962/
      Mother/ Genevieve Jones/ died 1976/ Holy/ Mary, pray for us/

    10. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 1 Page 51.

    11. [S2658] aaaaWaterloo Village 1871, Sect. 1 Page 12.

    12. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/212088696/george-lippert.

    13. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/212088696.

    14. [S2749] Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971 - Deutschland, ausgewählte evangelische Kirchenbücher 1500-1971.
      Name: Georg Lippert
      Sex: Male
      Birth Date: 1 Oct 1852
      Father's Name: Georg Lippert
      Father's Sex: Male
      Mother's Name: Maria Lippert
      Mother's Alias: Hamel
      Mother's Sex: Female
      Event Type: Baptism
      Event Date: 17 Oct 1852
      Event Place: Rainrod, Kreis Alsfeld, Großherzogtum Hessen, Deutsches Reich
      Event Place (Original): Rainrod, Alsfeld, Kr u. Rainrod, Alsfeld, Kr u. Rainrod, Hessen, Deutschland
      Page Number: 6;7
      Affiliate Name: Evangelisches Zentralarchiv in Berlin
      Note: Taufen 1831-1875

    15. [S2603] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891.
      Place of Origin:Hesse
      Departure Port:Bremen, Germany
      Destination:Canada
      Arrival Date:25 May 1855
      Arrival Port:New York, New York, USA
      Ship Name:Clio

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Oct 1851 - Rainrod, , Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - - Lippert Furniture Co., 222 Louisa St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1854 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 25 May 1855 - New York City, New York, USA. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1856 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cabinet Maker - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 1878 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cabinet Maker - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Roman Catholic - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Furniture Manufacturer - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer, Funiture Factory - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - 289 King St. W., 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 MapsDied - 29 Mar 1922 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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