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

William Albert Schaefer[1]

Male 1892 - 1970  (78 years)


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  • Name William Albert Schaefer 
    Born 3 Jun 1892  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/205180708 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Clerk, Hardware 
    Residence 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-45905 
    Died 7 Nov 1970  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I45905  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father Adam Schaefer,   b. 9 Oct 1848, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Caroline Decker,   b. 7 Dec 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Jun 1870  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F11918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edith Wilma Mattusch,   b. 25 Nov 1895, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1982, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Children 
     1. Kenneth Schaefer,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Donald Charles Schaefer,   b. 1924,   d. 15 Feb 2003, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F35928  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • M. Weichel & Son Sell Waterloo Hardware Store

      M. Weichel and Son Limited, Elmira, announce the sale of their hardware store in Waterloo on Saturday last to W. A. Schaefer and son, Kenneth, as the new owners. The Waterloo store has been a branch of the Elmira store for 53 years and was considered one of the better hardware stores of the district. M. Weichel & Son Limited have been established 73 years and it was only three years ago ago they celebrated their 70th anniversary. The Waterloo store was operated through the Elmira store with W. A. Schaefer as manager, for the past 15 years. Mr. Schaefer had been associated with the Waterloo store for 45 years and his son in recent years had worked with him. Since returning from overseas, Kenneth Schaefer had been with the firm for six years. He served overseas with the R.C.A.F. While under new ownership the store will continue to be known as Weichel Hardware. Several years ago the Waterloo store was completely modernized and modern new vitrolite front was installed.

      Elmira Signet, March 6, 1952

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      Merchant 62 years, W. A. Schaefer dies.

      William A. Schaefer, a Waterloo King Street merchant for 62 consecutive years until he retired last year as president of Weichel Hardware (Waterloo) Ltd., died at K-W Hospital today after a lengthy illness.

      Mr. Schaefer of 56 Dorset St., the father of Waterloo city treasurer Donald Schaefer, was 78.

      A lifelong resident of Waterloo, Mr. Schaefer joined Weichel Hardware, 22 King St. S., as a clerk at the age of 15.

      After managing the store for many years, he became president in 1951. Early this year, the store was consolidated with Ontario Seed Co. Ltd. after illness forced Mr. Schaefer to retire.

      He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo. His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Schaefer.

      Mr. Schaefer is survived by his wife, the former Edith Mattusch; two sons, Kenneth and Donald, both of Waterloo; one sister, Mrs. Charles (Carrie) Howard of Chatham and five grandchildren.

      He was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters.

      The body will be at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home until noon Monday when it will be removed to St. John's Lutheran Church for a 2 p.m. service conducted by Rev. A. L. Conrad. Burial will be in Waterloo Mount Hope cemetery.

      Donations to St. John's Lutheran Church building fund will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 07 Nov 1970, Sat Page 27

  • Sources 
    1. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Edith Mattusch - Schaefer.

    2. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-8 Page 5.

    3. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.

    4. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 47 Pg. 12.

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 7 Jul 1870.
      June 26, 1870 Adam Schaefer and Caroline Decher, both of Waterloo, by Rev. Hoelsche

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jun 1892 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk, Hardware - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Nov 1970 - Kitchener, 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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