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William D. Ludwig

William D. Ludwig

Male 1872 - 1927  (~ 54 years)

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  • Name William D. Ludwig 
    Born Jan 1872  Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Merchant, Fancy Goods 
    Residence 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Business Bef 1912  Church St. E, Elmira, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Theatorium 
    • ...We had the first Silent Movies and the Basement was an Ice Cream Parlor operated by Mrs. Edward Lichty. Bill Ludwig operated these..

      William Rudow Memories
    Stumpf Bakery Church St. East, Elmira, Ontario bef 1912
    Stumpf Bakery Church St. East, Elmira, Ontario bef 1912
    Church St. E., Elmira, bef 1912
    Elmira-Theatre-Theatorium-0001-WaterlooHistoricalSociety.jpg
    Elmira-Theatre-Theatorium-0001-WaterlooHistoricalSociety.jpg
    William Ludwig's first Theatorium in Elmira was on Church, just east of Arthur Street, sharing space here with Casper Stumpf's Bakery. Then, in 1908, he built the second Theatorium at King and Church Streets. In 1923 it became the Regent. - Waterloo Historical Society 2010-026
    Name W. D. Ludwig 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-46226 
    Died 1927  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I46226  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father John Heinrich Ludwig,   b. 7 Sep 1838, Wilgartswiesen, , Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1912, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Caroline Doerr,   b. Feb 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 27 Oct 1864  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F6774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Laura M. Weichel,   b. 2 Mar 1891, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. John E. Ludwig,   b. Mar 1910, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jean Ludwig,   b. CA 1912,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F30884  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    W. D. Ludwig 1903
    W. D. Ludwig 1903

  • Notes 
    • Mr. W. D. Ludwig is a native of Peel Township, where he was born on a farm near Wallenstein. He followed farming until a year ago, when he purchased the well established retail grain, seed and flour and feed business of Mr. Geo. Klinck, in Klinck's block, formerly Uttley's old stand. This business Mr. Ludwig is carrying on much on the same lines as it was formerly conducted. He keeps on hand a full stock of seeds and provides feeders with whole and chopped grain, and householders with flour, produce and groceries. He pays cash for butter and eggs and enjoys a good trade in this line.

      Enterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903.

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      Late William D. Ludwig Identified With Business Life Here for Quarter-Century

      Suddenly Called by Death While Visiting Home of Aged Mother, Recovering from Stroke; born in Wallenstein in 1872; Many Mourners Pay Last Respects to Merchant


      William Doerr Ludwig, prominent in the business life of Elmira for the past 25 years, died at the home of his mother on Thursday night following an illness of only two days. The late Mr. Ludwig had been staying with his mother who suffered a stroke a week ago, when he was taken ill. Death occurred suddenly and was due to a heart attack. Born near Wallenstein in 1872, a son of the late John Ludwig and Mrs. Ludwig, his early years were spent on the farm, which he later purchased from his father. About 25 years ago he moved to Elmira and bought a feed store from George Klinck. He later operated a grocery store for a short time before opening the book and stationery store on Arthur street. He is survived by his bereaved widow (formerly Laura Weichel) and two children, John and Jean, his aged mother and three sisters; Caroline, (Mrs. August Dammeier) of Linwood; Mary, at home, and Louise, (Mrs. Menno Musselman) of Kitchener. One sister, Matilda, died some years ago. The funeral, which took place on Sunday afternoon, was one of the largest held in Elmira for some time. Services were conducted by Rev. L. Kalbfleisch in St. James's Lutheran Church, of which the deceased man was a member. Interment took place in St. James's cemetery, the pallbearers being Harvey Haeck, Louis FFischer, Oscar Wahl, Russel Ruppel, John Klinck and William Rahn.

  • Sources 
    1. [S199] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. James Lutheran Elmira CC#2800 Internet Link.
      William D. Ludwig/ 1872 - 1927/ At Rest.

    2. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Div. 49 Pg. 22.

    3. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Ludwig John B, 26, res. Peel tp, married 27 Oct 1864 Caroline Doerr, res. Wellesley

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 3 Nov 1864.
      Married 27 Oct 1864 By Rev. Kaessmann, John Ludwig of Peel was married to Carolina Dorr of Wellesley.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jan 1872 - Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant, Fancy Goods - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Theatorium - Bef 1912 - Church St. E, Elmira, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1927 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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