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

Christian Reiner[1]

Male Abt 1802 - Aft 1853  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name Christian Reiner 
    Born Abt 1802  , Schwarzwald, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Mannheim, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    carpenter 
    Immigration 1854  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-51946 
    Died Aft 1853  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I51946  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Family ID F35339  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Maria Heinzmann,   b. Abt 1802, , Schwarzwald, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. F. G. Reiner,   b. 1831, , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John George Reiner,   b. 11 Feb 1832, , Schwarzwald, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1926, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F13405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1854 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 1853 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John George Reiner - Autobiography

      ... From Hamilton, I, with two companions, walked to Kitchener (then Berlin) in Waterloo County, arriving there on the 18th day of October, 1852, sixty-five years ago. There I spent the night at George Gaukel's tavern, a small frame hotel on the corner where the Walper House now stands. I paid my last York shilling (l2 l / 2 cents) for my lodging and left the next morning without break fast, walking to 'Mannheim where my father, who had preceeded me to this country, was working for one Isaac Shantz, making fanning mills and furniture, in which I assisted. Mannheim at that time was a more important place than it is at present. Mr. Shantz had a saw-mill there and a second one was operated by Mr. Jacob Bricker, who, after leaving Mannheim, started the foundry business in Waterloo, which developed into the large implement business there. (Now the Waterloo Manufacturing Co.)

      About one year later my father returned to Germany and I went to Michigan and from there to Illinois, being occupied chiefly in building houses and barns. In 1858 I returned to Ontario, going to Neustadt in Grey County. I walked frm Goderich, via Lucknow and Walkerton, the trip requiring 2 y 2 days hard travel, mostly through bush with plenty of mosquitoes and few roads, which to me was quite a change from the prairies of Illinois. I re mained in Neustadt and the surrounding country for about eight years, and there, among things, I built a dam across the south branch of the Saugeen River, and a sawmill. ...


      First Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1917 Kitchener, Ontario, pg 64

  • Sources 
    1. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 34636 (1926), John George Reiner, accessed 12 Sep 2009.
      John George Reiner d. 15 Jan 1926, Wellesley, aged 93y, 11m, 4d, woolen and knitted goods manufacturer. s/o Christian Reiner (b. Germany) & Anna Maria Heinzman (b. Germany) cause: bronchitis & senility

    2. [S877] Book - First Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 64.