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

Peter Rebscher[1, 2, 3]

Male 1816 - 1861  (44 years)


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  • Name Peter Rebscher 
    Born 9 Oct 1816  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Business Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Brewery 
    • The Spetz family purchased the Rebescher Brewery which was located near the corner of Frederick and Weber Street in Kitchener. Spetz Street was named in their honour where the brewery was located.

      On the 1875 is it mislabelled as J. H. S. Pitz's Brewery and should read J. H. Spetz's Brewery
    Brewery 1875
    Brewery 1875
    Bounded by Weber, Spetz and Frederick Streets.
    Residence 1842  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1845  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Occupation 1851  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    brewer and innkeeper 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    brewer 
    Occupation 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 14
    brewer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-40927 
    Died 2 May 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 8, 14
    Cause: consumption 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I40927  Generations
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 

    Father George Nikolaus "Nicholas" Rebscher,   b. 1786, , Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1873, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Sophia,   b. 12 Mar 1787, , Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1869, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elisabeth Schneringer,   b. 30 May 1821, of, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1845  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1842  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Anna Sarah Rebscher,   b. 5 Aug 1832, of, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1854  (Age 21 years)
     2. Elisabeth Rebscher,   b. 8 Jan 1841, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elisabeth Rebscher,   b. 1844, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ernestine Wilhelmina Rebscher,   b. 11 Feb 1845, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1861, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     5. Catherine Rebscher,   b. 13 Sep 1848, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1940, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F10640  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherina Schnorringer,   b. 12 Nov 1825, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1863  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1845  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. Peter Rebscher,   b. 15 Aug 1847, of, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1847  (Age 0 years)
     2. Catharina Rebscher,   b. 13 Sep 1848, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sarah Rebscher,   b. 5 May 1850, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Heinrich Rebscher,   b. 16 Jul 1853, of, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1853  (Age 0 years)
     5. Henry Rebscher,   b. 1855, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F10641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Frederick Street, West Side.

      On the site in front of the present Fire Hall, on the street line next to the St. Nicholas hotel, an unpainted frame shed, with an enclosed part at one end where the fireman's hook and ladder truck was kept. In case of fire this truck was generally rushed out by hand, a long rope attached to the pole and a double line of men. After the fire was out they would hire a team to draw the truck back.

      An open space.

      A small dark yellow frame school building erected in 1834 and later used to store the fire engine.

      A wood shed later used as a two-cell lock-up for the village, 1857-60, and probably a little later.

      Behind the school house stood an undenominational church erected in 1842. The church had a steeple with a railing around it. About ten years later the building was used for a school room, called the Advanced School. In 1856 it was used for the village council and known as the Town Hall. In 1874 it was used as an engine house, and so continued until the building known as the Market House was built in 1869. After 1874 it was again used as an engine house until the present Fire Hall was built on its site.

      A two-story brick building with gable toward Frederick Street and a second story porch along the front erected by Justus Werner about 1850, or 51, still standing. Werner had a waggon shop on the first floor and lived with his family on the second. Later a Mr. Foreman bought the building and had a shoe shop on the first floor for a number of years.

      A brick house later occupied by Dr. Mylius when he moved there from his King Street house.

      A frame building the house of Henry Knell, the jeweller, later occupied by Mathias Riener, a tailor, who came from Vienna, Austria, and moved here from Breslau.

      one-story red frame building a little back of the street line with gable toward Frederick Street, erected about 1838, occupied by Peter Rebscher Senior, the brewer's father.

      A one and one-half story frame building, not painted, lengthwise with Frederick Street with ground floor a few steps above the sidewalk, occupied by Mrs. Krug, a widow, and next to it her barn.

      A vacant space to Weber Street. The Court House was built in 1852, the registry office later, and still later the present Judge's chambers. Vacant space on Ahrens Street.

      On the northerly corner of Ahrens a 1 ½ story brick dwelling parallel with Frederick Street built and occupied by Philip Reichert, a carpenter. His father was a pedler, vending tinware and china, rags and produce. A 1 1/2 story frame building with a small veranda over the front door, the dwelling of Otto Fleischauer, still standing and now on the corner of Otto Street.

      Intersection of Lancaster, Frederick and Ellen Sts., long known as the five points. Next, on Frederick Street a double, white frame weather board dwelling, half occupied by Henry Otterbein, the other half by Balzar Schmalz.

      Next, the farm house of John Eby with his dwelling directly opposite the House of Refuge. The county bought most of Eby's farm for this latter institution.

      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

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      Frederick Street, East Side.

      On the corner Millar's store and at its rear a warehouse belonging to it, a two story building with gable toward Frederick Street.

      A vacant lot, site of the present Market Building, surrounded by a six foot hoard fence, customary in those days to keep out cattle, which had the freedom of the streets. A one and one-half story frame building with porch in front occupied by Mr. Yeck who died of being bled by a layman when he was Dr. Scott's patient. A man Geiger married the widow and lived in the building.

      A small frame building occupied by Geo. Schmidt.

      A small frame building occupied by Wm. Stein.

      A two story frame building with a small portico painted white over the front door, the house occupied by Thomas Pierce, then Principal of the Central School and later by Herman Rathman.

      On the corner, now occupied by Dr. Honsberger's residence, a two story brick building for some time the residence of Sheriff Davidson. Before that, 1840-1860, Jacob Kramer occupied the building as a tavern. Kramer was known as Strumpf Weber (stocking weaver) from a former occupation in a shop on Oueen Street S.

      Weber Street. On the corner a large brick building erected by Christian Enslin about 1855 with veranda along the entire Frederick Street front and on it a narrow gallery at the second floor. The building is still in use for stores with the veranda removed. At one time it was occupied as a tavern.

      A one and one-half story frame building lengthwise with Frederick St. On the easterly corner of what is now Spetz St., a two story brick building, set back somewhat from the street, the house of Peter Rebscher. It had a large sign, "Peter Rebscher Brewer"; in the rear was the brewery, a two story frame building, and a large barn. A later brewer was Jacob Summer and after him, in 1862, Joseph Spetz had the house and brewery until he died.

      A vacant lot belonging to John Roth and later to Simon Roy who used it as a nursery for shrubs and rare trees.

      The old Central School and grounds, the school now remodelled and greatly enlarged to the present handsome Suddaby School. The Central School building had a belfry on top with at first a small bell and later a larger one. Jacob Stroh rang this bell as long as he attended the Central School, later W. H. Breithaupt had this charge for a time.

      A frame building occupied by Yost Kimmel, a carpenter.

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


  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library, #1 pg 166.
      Ernestine Wilhemine Rebscher daughter of Peter of Berlin, died 2 Jan 1861 aged 15y, 10m, 22d

    2. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Catharina Rebscher d/o Peter and Catharine Schnüringer of Berlin b. 13 Sep 1848 bapt. 15 Oct 1848 sponsors: Conrad Gunder & wife Sophia, Salome Schnüringer.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 3 Jan 1861.
      Ernstine Wilhelmine Rebscher died 2 Jan 1861 in Berlin, daughter of Peter, after suffering from a disease of the throat for 8 days., 15 yrs, 10 mths, 22 days.

    4. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Peter Rebscher / gest. / den 2 Mai 1861 / Alt. 44 Jahre 6 Mo / 23 Tage / (verse)

    5. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, div 1 pg 4.

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 pg 194.
      Peter REBSCHER Brewer Germany 36 Lutheran b. 9-Oct
      Kathrine REBSCHER Germany 26 Lutheran b. 11-Nov
      Elisabeth REBSCHER Canada 10 Lutheran b. 8-Jan C.
      Wilhelmine REBSCHER Canada 7 Lutheran b. 8-Feb
      Kathrine REBSCHER Canada 4 Lutheran b. 13-Aug
      Sarah REBSCHER Canada 1 Lutheran b. 5-May
      Salomea SCHNAERINGER Canada 17 Lutheran b. 20-Jan

    7. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 10 May 1861.
      Rebscher: At Berlin, on the 2nd inst., of consumption, Peter Rebscher, aged 44 years and 6 months.

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 9 May 1861.
      Peter Rebscher died 1 May 1861 in Berlin, 44 yrs, 6 mths, 23 days.

    9. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Marriages By Rev'd Jacob Huether, Minister, Preston #26.
      Peter Rebsher, To Elisabetha Schroeringer, Both Of Wateloo. 29 Mar. 1842

    10. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner, Lutheran Minister, Preston report 53.
      John Frank, to Kuniganda Kraft, both of Wilmot. 4 May 1845

    11. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner, Lutheran Minister, Preston report 53.
      Peter Rebscher, to Catharine Schnorringer, both of Waterloo. 3 June 1845

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

    13. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 pg 194.

    14. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library, #5 pg 166.
      Peter Rebscher, brewer at Berlin, died 2 May 1861, aged 44 1/2 yrs, cause: consumption

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Oct 1816 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Brewery - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1842 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Mar 1842 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1845 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jun 1845 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - brewer and innkeeper - 1851 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - brewer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - brewer - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: consumption - 2 May 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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