Waterloo Region Generations
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Charles A. Haehnel

Charles A. Haehnel[1]

Male 1846 - 1939  (93 years)

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  • Name Charles A. Haehnel 
    Born 1846  , Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Name Karl Haehnel 
    Residence 1875  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Bookkeeper 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-41643 
    Died 28 May 1939  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I41643  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Gottleib Carl "Karl" Haehnel,   b. 1810, , Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1873, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Anna Rosina "Rosina" Schwertmann,   b. CALC 13 Jun 1817, , Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1899, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Family ID F2871  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline Koehler,   b. 20 Jun 1853, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1936, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1875  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Flora Rosina Haehnel,   b. 16 Apr 1877, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Nelson Haehnel,   b. 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1935  (Age < 56 years)
     3. Alfred G. Haehnel,   b. Mar 1881, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F10859  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Charles Haehnel
    Charles Haehnel

  • Notes 
    • Charles Haehnel Passes Away In His 93rd Year
      Waterloo's Oldest and Beloved Citizen Lover of Books, Music and Floriculture


      A host of friends in Waterloo Kitchener and district, learned with sincere regret of the death on Sunday of Charles A. Haehnel, one of its best known and most beloved and popular citizens. He was 92 years old and slept peacefully away about three o'clock Sunday morning at his home, Young St., following a week's illness. He suffered a fractured hip in July, 1936, recovered and enjoyed excellent health until 10 days ago.

      Scores of friends attended the funeral services held from the funeral home of Letter & Dreisinger. Interment took place in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rev. C.S. Roberts, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Lloyd Schaus. The pallbearers were: Dr. F.G. Hughes, P.H. Roos, W.D. Brill, Wm. Uffelman, F. Kudoba and E. Dotzert.

      The late Mr. Haehnel was born in Germany and came to Canada when a lad and resided in Waterloo nearly his whole life. For forty years he was the efficient accountant in the office of the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Co., retiring about 32 years ago. For over forty years he was the treasurer of Germania Lodge No. 184, IOOF. Perhaps his greatest interest was that of the Waterloo Public Library, being a valued member and secretary for over a half century. He retained his interest up to the time of his death being a great lover of books. He was also a lover of music and continued his interest in the Waterloo Musical Society since its organization. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

      Mr. Haehnel had the distinction of being the second charter member of the Germania Lodge, founded in 1876. He was present at the 60th anniversary held three years ago. In 1935 Mr. and Mrs. Haehnel celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. His beloved wife passed away three years ago. Mr. Haehnel was of a genial disposition and until a few days before his death, alert of mind, and keenly interested in local and world events. He was a lover of his garden and flowers and gave it his personal attention until his accident in 1936.

      Surviving are two children Floral, Mrs. Harry Glinz, of Detroit, Alfred G. Haehnel, Waterloo druggist, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. One son, Nelson, accountant of Toronto, died many years ago.

      Waterloo Chronicle 2 Jun 1939 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 23 Dec 1875.
      23 Dec 1875 By Pastor Schneider in Waterloo, Karl Haehnel was married to Carolina Koehler, both of Waterloo Village.

    2. [S118] News - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo - Waterloo Chronicle, Obituary of Charles A. Haehnel - Jun 2 1939 pg 1.

    3. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 4 Page 39.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1846 - , Prussia, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1875 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Dec 1875 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bookkeeper - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 May 1939 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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