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

Christopher K. Nahrgang[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1821 - 1904  (82 years)


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  • Name Christopher K. Nahrgang 
    Born 30 Sep 1821  , Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1831  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Naturalization 1840  [6
    Occupation 1843  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    tailor 
    Occupation 1849  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    tailor 
    Occupation 1851  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    tailor 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    tailor 
    Occupation 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Tailor 
    Residence 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    New Jerusalem 
    Business 1862  Queen St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    C. K. Nahrgang Merchant Tailor 
    Kitchener-Nahrgang,ChristopherK-0001-1862DirectoryAdvert-Tailor.jpg
    Kitchener-Nahrgang,ChristopherK-0001-1862DirectoryAdvert-Tailor.jpg
    Grand Trunk Railway gazetteer, commercial advertiser and business directory, Toronto : J.L. Mitchell & A.O. Loomis, Publishers and Compilers, 1862
    Name C. K. Nahrgang 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Tailor 
    Residence 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    New Jerusalem 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Tailor 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Swedenborgian 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Tailor 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Swedenborgian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-40836 
    Died 20 Mar 1904  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Person ID I40836  Generations
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 

    Father John Nahrgang,   b. 28 Jul 1799, Lahrbach, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1842, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Anna Margaretha Kuhl,   b. 24 Aug 1801, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1838, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Family ID F9234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Zinkann,   b. 15 Dec 1824, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1870, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 1843  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Children 
     1. Maria Nahrgang,   b. 21 Sep 1844, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1866, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     2. Elisabetha Nahrgang,   b. 15 Jul 1846, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1862, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     3. Barbara Nahrgang,   b. 11 Aug 1849, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1885, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     4. Johann Nahrgang,   b. 26 Sep 1851, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1852, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Eleonora Nahrgang,   b. 18 Feb 1853, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1854, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. Wilhelmina Nahrgang,   b. 10 Jul 1855, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1928, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. Charles William "William" Nahrgang,   b. 24 Oct 1860, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1863, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     8. Clara Ida Nahrgang,   b. 3 Feb 1864, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1954  (Age 89 years)
     9. Christopher Albert "Albert" Nahrgang,   b. 2 Oct 1867, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Edward Nahrgang,   b. 22 May 1870, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1870, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Christoph C. Nahrgang,   b. 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F9232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Queen Street South, West Side.

      A frame building used as a tavern by Phineas Varnum and later the kitchen of the Gaukel Hotel.

      A frame building erected by Frederick Gaukel about 1833 as shelter for the considerable number of immigrants coming to Berlin at that time. In 1837 it was made into a dwelling for John Stroh, uncle of Jacob Stroh. Two children were born in this building, Katie, in 1838, (she married Jacob Oswald, still living, now 93 years of age), and Henry Stroh, born in 1840.

      Hall's Lane.

      A brick building erected about 1850. John Klein, father of John Klein of Buffalo, was the first occupant. Later the building was used as a printing office, first by the "Berlin Chronicle", William Jaffray editor and proprietor, and later by the "Berliner Journal", Rittinger & Motz. The site is now occupied by the Lockhart garage.

      The Franklin Hotel, a handsome, good-sized frame building, erected by Philip Roth about 1856. Successive hotel-keepers were John Klein, Levi Gaukel, Frederick Riegelman, who later moved to Buffalo, and Jacob Weber. Weber was occupant in 1874 when the hotel was burned down. The fire started in the barn at the rear of the hotel. The hotel shed, next south, extended, at right angles, from Queen Street to the barn.

      A garden.

      A one and one-half story frame building lengthwise with the street occupied by Christopher K. Nahrgang whose parents came from Hessen, Germany, about 1835. He was married to a Miss Zinkann of New Hamburg.

      A stone building used as a tailor shop by Mr. Nahrgang who was deaf and dumb. His wife helped him in the business. She lived to be 87. It was in this building that John Motz of the "Journal" and eventually County Sheriff, learned the tailoring trade.

      A one and one-half story dwelling, erected about 1857, occupied by George Fischer, barber, who had his shop on King Street. A later occupant was George Lutz, a cabinet maker in Hoffman's factory and after him Henry Schaefer's mother.

      A frame building lengthwise with the street, the church of the Evangelical denomination, erected in 1841. In 1866 it was replaced by the brick building still standing, now used as stores and upstairs dwellings.

      A one and one-half story frame building with kitchen at the rear erected by William Becking, wagonmaker, about 1848. Becking was noted as a hunter. White hare and passenger pigeons, practically extinct long ago, were abundant at that time.

      Becking's wagon-shop and lumber yard at the corner of John Street with the customary incline and stair to the second story of the shop. Up this incline the wagons were drawn to the paint shop. Valentine Gildner, at the corner of King and Benton Streets, did the blacksmith work for Becking's wagons.

      John Street.

      A one and one-half story house occupied by H. Baedecker in 1860 and later by Adam Doering.

      Rev. F. W. Tuerk's residence erected about 1860 by Henry Rothaermel, a carpenter. The matching and planing was all done by hand, slow but thorough work. Window sashes, panel doors and all other requirements were made in the same manner. A skilled workman at that time was expected to he able to do painting as well as carpenter work. A single room in the shape of a square turret on the ridge of the building was Rev. Tuerk's study. The house was up-hill about twenty feet above the street level so that the study on top gave a good outlook. The site is now occupied by the York Apartments.

      A frame building one and one-half story high.

      Nothing but a building used as an ashery between that and Joseph E. Schneider's house and farm buildings.


      REMINISCENCES OF BERLIN (NOW KITCHENER) By JACOB STROH Contributed by Joseph M. Snyder.

      Part I. Settlement - Early Villagers and Buildings, Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume 1930

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library, pg 29.
      Eleonora Nahrgang born 18 Feb 1853 bapt. 29 May 1853 daughter of Christoph and Elizabeth Zinkan of Berlin

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 26 Feb 1885.
      22 Feb 1885 Barbara Nahrgang, daughter of Christoph K. Nahrgang, died in Berlin at age of 35 years, 6 months and 11 days

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 30 Jan 1862.
      Elisabeth Nahrgang died 23 Jan 1862 in Berlin, of typhoid fever, daughter of Christoph K., 15 yrs, 6 mths, 8 days.

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 12 Feb 1863.
      Wilhelm Nahrgang died 9 Feb 1863 in Berlin, son of Christoph K., 2 yrs, 3 mths, 15 days.

    5. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 11838-86.
      Henry August Klie, 23, occ. Shoe Maker, b. Germany, res. Berlin, son of George and Caroline Gebhard Klie, married Clara Ida Nahrgang, 22, b. Canada, res. Berlin, daughter of Christopher K. and Elizabeth, Witness: Louis Weisgerber and Mary Guenther, both of Waterloo, 29 Dec 1886 at Berlin

    6. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-8 Page 5.

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 13.
      Christoph H. NAHRGANG Tailor Germany 31 Lutheran b. 30 Sep.
      Elisabeth NAHRGANG Germany 28 Lutheran b. 15-Dec
      Maria NAHRGANG Canada 8 Lutheran b. 21-Sep
      Elisabetha NAHRGANG Canada 6 Lutheran b. 15-Jul
      Barbara NAHRGANG Canada 3 Lutheran b. 11-Aug
      John NAHRGANG Canada 1 Lutheran b. 26-Sep
      John MOTZ Tailor Germany 20 Roman Catholic b. 5-Jun
      John HEIL Tailor Germany 23 Lutheran b. 3-May
      Elisabetha NAHRGANG Canada 15 Lutheran b. 15-Oct
      Maria NAHRGANG Germany 77 Lutheran b. 22-Apr

    8. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 57.

    9. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 3 Page 22.

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

    11. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Sect. 2 Page 6.

    12. [S3172] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/166198928/christopher-k-nahrgang.

    13. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of The German Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Church, At Greenbush, Waterloo Township, Halton County, 1 Sept. 1843 to 1 July 1844 report 32.
      Christoph Nahrgang, Taylor, to Elisabeth Zinkan, both of Waterloo. Wit. Charles H. Ahrens, Carpenter and Joseph Sniyder Farmer, both of Waterloo.

    14. [S42] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Vol 9 Part 2 1852 - 1857, Baptisms and Burials by Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of the United Lutheran and German Reformed Church at Greenbush, Waterloo Twp.
      Female, born 11 Aug. 1849, daughter of Christoph NAHRGANG and Elisabeth ZINKAN, Taylor of Berlin.

    15. [S2070] Directory - Ontario Directory for 1851.

    16. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 13.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Sep 1821 - , Darmstadt, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1831 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - tailor - 1843 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1843 - Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - tailor - 1849 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - tailor - 1851 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - tailor - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tailor - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - New Jerusalem - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tailor - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - New Jerusalem - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tailor - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Swedenborgian - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tailor - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Swedenborgian - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Mar 1904 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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