Waterloo Region Generations
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Herman Emmanuel Ahrens

Herman Emmanuel Ahrens

Male 1871 - 1958  (86 years)

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  • Name Herman Emmanuel Ahrens 
    Born 23 Nov 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Christened 7 Jul 1872  Church Of New Jerusalem, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Church Membership Church of the Good Shepherd, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    New Church 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Tailor 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Swedenborgian 
    Residence 1918  134 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Religion 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1921  134 Lancaster St. W. Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1950  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    tailor - E. T. James 
    Residence 1950  43 Van Camp Ave., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1958  43 Van Camp Ave., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-47413P 
    Died 16 Oct 1958  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I47413  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Charles Andrew Ahrens,   b. 11 Jul 1827, Hohen-Wesdt, Holstein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1903, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Charlotte Henrietta Roth,   b. CALC 29 Jun 1831, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1896, Kitchener Daily Record Newspaper, Kitchener, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1854  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Family ID F14767  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alvina Hofert,   b. 1877, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 4 Sep 1899  Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Leonard Ahrens
     2. Eugene Ahrens,   d. 1912
     3. Margaret Elizabeth Ahrens,   b. 1900, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Helen Ahrens,   b. 1901, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Grace Alvina Ahrens,   b. 20 Apr 1906, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ruth Alberta Ahrens,   b. 16 Feb 1913, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1995  (Age 81 years)
     7. Herbert E. Ahrens,   b. 1917, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2002  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F28719  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Nov 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 7 Jul 1872 - Church Of New Jerusalem, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch Membership - - Church of the Good Shepherd, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - New Church - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tailor - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Swedenborgian - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Sep 1899 - Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1918 - 134 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - tailor - E. T. James - 1950 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1950 - 43 Van Camp Ave., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1958 - 43 Van Camp Ave., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Oct 1958 - 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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  • Photos
    Herman Emmanuel Ahrens
    Herman Emmanuel Ahrens
    image from Mark Lasso 2013
    Herman Emanuel Ahrens
    Herman Emanuel Ahrens
    image from Mark Lasso 2013

  • Notes 
    • HERMAN E. AHRENS - Oct. 16

      KW Tailor for 63 years dies at 86 Herman E. Ahrens of 43 Van Camp Ave., a tailor for 63 years, died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Ahrens, one of 12 children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ahrens, began as a tailor's apprentice when he was 13. Born Nov. 23, 1871, he moved to the United States in 1897. Two years later he married Alvina Hofert at Mount Pleasant, Mich. He returned to Kitchener, then Berlin, in 1904 and opened a tailor shop on King Street. He also operated a tailor shop in Fergus for several years. The same year he returned he accepted a post as deputy returning officer for municipal elections. He retired 10 years ago. He was a member of the Swedenborgian Church of the Good Shepherd. He was also active in the local Moose lodge. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Herbert and Leonard of Kitchener; four daughters, Mrs. Alexander (Marguerite) Schell and Mrs. Helen Luft of Kitchener, Mrs. Perlous (Grace) Lasso of Bridgeport, Mrs. Norris (Ruth) Lembke of Toronto; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. One son Eugene died in 1912. The body is at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home until Monday at 1 p.m. when it will be taken to the Church of the Good Shepherd for funeral at 2: 30 p.m. Ralph Kirchew will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.


      The Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Oct 1958

  • Sources 
    1. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 69.

    2. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian).
      Herman Em. b. 23 Nov 1871, bapt. 7 Jul 1872, s/o Charles & Charlotte Ahrens

    3. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Herman E. Ahrens - 17 Oct 1958.

    4. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 27 Page 15.

    5. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 25.

    6. [S875] Directory - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1918 - Cairnes Official Directory of the City of Kitchener.

    7. [S2657] Directory - Kitchener - 1950 - Vernon's Kitchener-Waterloo.

    8. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Carl Andreas Ahrens, shoemaker of Berlin married 16 Apr 1854 at Greenbush by licence to Charlotte Henriette Roth of Berlin, witnesses: Henry Ahrens of Berlin, Henry Kraeling of Berlin.

    9. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 20 Apr 1854 Pg 16.
      AHRENS, Carl Andreas married 16 Apr 1854 To Charlotte Henriette ROTH. Both Berlin.

    10. [S670] Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925, Film number 2342512 Digital GS number 4208628 Image number 364 Reference number v 2 p 361 rn 98.
      Herman Ahrens Groom age 28 years Groom birth year 1871 Groom birth place Canada Bride name Alvina Hofert Bride age 21 years Bride birth year 1878 Bride birth place Saginaw Marriage date 04 Sep 1899 Marriage place Mt Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan Father of groom name Chas A. Ahrens Mother of groom name Henrietta Roth Father of bride name Fred. Hofert Mother of bride name Not Known