Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Henry Stoltz Boehmer

Henry Stoltz Boehmer[1, 2]

Male 1836 - 1904  (67 years)

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  • Name Henry Stoltz Boehmer 
    Born 17 Dec 1836  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth 20 Dec 1836  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Birth 24 Dec 1836  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Christened 22 Jan 1837  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1858  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Historic Building 1874  104 Church Street, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Original owner Henry Boehmer, built in 1874-1875. 1 1/2 story brick house, in 1978 it was listed as in very good condition.
    Historic Building 1874  63 Church St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Original owner Henry Boehmer, built in 1874-1875. 1 1/2 story brick house, in 1978 it was listed as in very good condition. Apparently by 2003 it was demolished.
    Historic Building 1875  130 Church St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Henry Boehmer was the original owner of this 1 1/2 story brick siding clad house. In 1978 it was listed as in very good condition.
    Elected Office 1878  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    merchant 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Store Keeper 
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Baptist 
    Business 1890  546 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Berlin & Organ Company - Director 
    Kitchener-BerlinPianoandOrganCo-KingStreetWestandBriethaupt.jpg
    Kitchener-BerlinPianoandOrganCo-KingStreetWestandBriethaupt.jpg
    On corner of King West and Briethaupt St. looking up Breithaut St., Kitchener, ONtario
    Kitchener-BerlinPianoandOrganCo-0001-about1893.jpg
    Kitchener-BerlinPianoandOrganCo-0001-about1893.jpg
    Berlin Piano & Organ Co Limited

    Berlin Map about 1893
    Business 1891  58 King St. E. Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    H. S. Boehmer & Son, importers of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods 
    Berlin-H.S.Boehmer-StoreLetterhead-1890.JPG
    Berlin-H.S.Boehmer-StoreLetterhead-1890.JPG
    Name H. S. Boehmer 
    Name Henry S Böhmer  [14
    Name Henry S. Boehmer 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Baptist 
    Residence 1897  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Maple Hall residence of H. S. Boehmer
    Maple Hall residence of H. S. Boehmer
    From: Busy Berlin Jubilee Souvenir 1897, published by Berlin News-Record
    Retired 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Eby ID Number 00086-5072.1 
    Died 27 Feb 1904  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I4488  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Henry Boehmer, Sr.,   b. 10 Feb 1812,   d. 26 Feb 1880  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Stoltz,   b. 20 Jan 1816, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1836  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Family ID F8629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susannah B. Oberholtzer,   b. 16 Mar 1827, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1890, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1858  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Malinda Boehmer,   b. 1859, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Abraham O. Boehmer,   b. 17 Jun 1861, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Clara O. Boehmer,   b. 17 Aug 1865, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947  (Age 81 years)
     4. Alma Boehmer,   b. 2 Jan 1867, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1870  (Age 3 years)
     5. Elwin O. Boehmer,   b. 1872, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Walter O. Boehmer,   b. 1877, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F1424  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Schwendener,   b. 24 May 1844, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1927  (Age 82 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Guth,   b. 10 Jun 1873, , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1951  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F9635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Dec 1836 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 20 Dec 1836 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 24 Dec 1836 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 22 Jan 1837 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1858 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jul 1858 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 1874 - 104 Church Street, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 1874 - 63 Church St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 1875 - 130 Church St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener - 1878 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Keeper - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Berlin & Organ Company - Director - 1890 - 546 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1897 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Feb 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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  • Notes 
    • Henry S. Böhmer

      In recent days, death reaped a wealthy harvest in Berlin and area. At noon Saturday, Henry S. Balmer, one of the most prominent citizens of our town passed away. He was born in 1836 on a farm near Berlin, and came to Berlin 36 years ago. He ran a store on the spot where Beck and Schell's shop now stands, and from whose beginnings, gradually, the present Böhmer Company developed. The deceased, in addition, belonged to several other industrial organizations, was active in the expansion of Berlin and had, on his own, approximately 50 residences and other buildings constructed here. He was on city council for two years. His first wife was Anna Oberholtzer, who passed away about 14 years ago. Several years ago, he married Mrs. Margaretha Guth of Milwaukee, Wisc., who survives him, as well as five children from the first marriage, as well as five brothers and one sister. The burial was to have taken place on Tuesday afternoon, after a service in the German Baptist Church, but had to be postponed, because several relatives only reached Berlin late in the evening, because of the snow-fall.


      Berliner Journal 3 Mar 1904 pg 4 col 3 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk

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      Henry S. Boehmer and Associates


      Henry S. Boehmer, merchant, began business at 16 East King Street, in a store 16 x 20 feet, in 1868. He and his brothers Charles and Philip erected the Dunke block, and in association with them and his brothers August and Herman, the block at 58-62 East King Street. At various times, his four brothers and P. S. Lautenschlager were partners of the store enterprise; and later on, E. D. Lang, Julius Appel, and his sons, A. O. and E. O. Boehmer. The firm dealt in dry-goods and became one of the chief mercantile houses in the county. Mr. H. S. Boehmer broke ground in Alma Street and built six houses in it. Elsewhere in the town he erected upward of fifty homes. At the time of his death he was President of the Dominion Table Company, and a director of the Berlin Piano Company and J. Y. Shantz & Sons. On his deathbed he was told of the Wellesley Railway by-law, just voted on, having lacked three votes of the necessary majority. "What a pity," said he, "I have three votes that would have carried it."

      A History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937, pg 158

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      THE WINDMILL

      A feature of many years of the southerly end of the village was a windmill, on what was known as Mecklenburg Hill, near the westerly corner of Church and Albert streets. This was the project of a company composed of Jacob Y. Shantz, Henry Boehmer and others. It was built in 1860 by Frederick Rickerman who was the originator of the idea. Rickerman was familiar with windmills and had operated one in Germany. The structure was about sixty feet high, hexagonal in plan, with each of the four wings or sails about 45 feet long by 6 feet wide. A vertical centre beam meshing with the topcross shaft extended down to the main floor of the mill and there operated three sets of stones. The revolving top carried the cross-shaft, on which the wings were mounted, and could be set for the Wind by means of a Windlass. An outer platform was at the height of' the wing length from the top shaft. From this the wings or arms could be worked on, and their canvas covering put in place. Particular excellence was claimed for the flour from this mill. The author remembers eating bread baked from the first flour it produced.

      Pg. 278

      REMINISCENCES OF BERLIN (NOW KITCHENER)
      By Jacob Stroh
      Contributed by Joseph M. Snyder
      Part II. - Churches, Roads, Miscellaneous

      Waterloo Historical Society Annual Vol. 1931

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 146.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 172.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 18.
      Henry BOHMER Birthplace: Canada Age 16 Lutheran b. 17-Dec

    4. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Henry Bohmer, aged 24, res. Waterlo, born Waterloo son of Henry and Helen married 20 Jul 1858 to Susan Oberholtz, aged 22, res. Waterloo, born Waterloo daughter of Abraham and E.

    5. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 13.

    6. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Berlin, Waterloo North, Ontario Family History Library Film 1375901 District 162 Sub-district E Division 1 Page Number 51 Household Number 251.

    7. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      Asleep in Jesus/ Susannah Oberholtzer/ wife of/ H.S. Boehmer/ died Nov. 16, 1890/ aged 51 yrs. 8 mon./ Alma their daugh./ died Oct. 28, 1870/ aged 3 yrs. 9 mo. 26 da./ Boehmer N.W. At rest/ Henry Stoltz Boehmer/ died/ Feb'y. 27, 1904/ aged 67 yrs. 2 mon./ 7 days S.E. Peace perfect peace/ Hannah Unger/ wife of/ Abraham O. Boehmer/ 1864-1933/ Floyd A. son/ 1887-1913 A. Floyd/ son of/ Abram & Hannah/ Boehmer/ 1887-1913 B. Hannah/ wife of/ Abraham O./ Boehmer/ 1864-1933

    8. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 51.

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of Henry S. Böhmer - 3 Mar 1904 pg 4 col 3.

    10. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 11.

    11. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-9 Page 1.

    12. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library, pg 5.
      Heinrich Boehmer, son of Henry born ____, bapt 22 Jan 1837

    13. [S872] Book - Historic Building Inventory - Kitchener.

    14. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 20 Nov 1890.
      Nov 16, 1890 Susanna Böhmer, née Oberholtzer, wife of Henry S. Böhmer, died in Berlin at age of 51 years & 8 months.

    15. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Henry Boehmer married 31 Mar 1836 Berlin by banns to Magdalena Stoltz, witnesses: Philip Rickert & John Guggisberg.

    16. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div. 1 Page 6.