1845 - Yes, date unknown
||John Gerhardt Heintzman |
||6 Oct 1845
||, Germany [1, 2]
||Story of Heintzman Piano |
||Gerhardt Heintzman |
||Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada 
|piano maker |
|Eby ID Number
||Yes, date unknown
||Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, York Co., Ontario
||3 Sep 2019 |
||Anne Catherine "Catherine" Killer, b. 6 Jul 1857, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. 13 Nov 1932, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada (Age 75 years) |
||23 May 1876
||Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada [1, 3]
||13 Sep 2019 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
|Born - 6 Oct 1845 - , Germany
|Occupation - piano maker - 1876 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada
|Buried - - Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, York Co., Ontario
|Married - 23 May 1876 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
- The Heintzman Co. firm was incorporated in 1866 in Toronto, Ontario by Theodore August Heintzman, who was born in Berlin, 19 May 1817, and who emigrated to Canada in 1860, following a brief residence in New York . The story that Heintzman worked in the same Berlin piano factory as (and emigrated from Germany with) Henry E. Steinway, who went on to found Steinway & Sons, is unconfirmed, but is typical of comparisons that were often later made between the instruments that their two firms produced.
Following his arrival in Toronto, Heintzman began to produce pianos from his residence (he is said to have worked initially from his kitchen) and then went on to open his first factory at 23 Duke St. By May 1868 Heintzman had relocated operations to 105 King St W and was soon turning out more than 60 pianos a year. By 1873 the company had moved to 115-17 King St W where there was space for a factory, offices, and sales rooms. The company was operated by Theodore Heintzman until his death in 1899, when his sons took over operation of the company.
Theodore Heintzman's nephew, Gerhard Heintzman, was also a piano maker, and when Gerhart died in 1926, Heintzman & Co. continued to operate Gerhard company for several years. In later years they also produced pianos under the Gerhard Heintzman brand. In the 1920s, when many Canadian piano manufacturers were struggling, Heintzman & Co. also took over the Nordheimer Piano Co , and in later years produced pianos under the Nordheimer name. Heintzman & Co. also produced foot-pumped player pianos although a number of electric pianos have been found to use the Welte reproducing system as well as one surviving example of an ArtEcho reproducing system. Over the years, Heintzman produced pianos were sold under several brands names, and Heintzman also sold pianos produced for them by other piano manufacturers. Heintzman's top pianos were produced under the "Heintzman & Company" brand, with the "Gerhard Heintzman" brand being next, then the "Nordheimer" brand. Brands that were produced for them, and sold with a "From Heintzman & Company" decal were Gerhard, Weber, Stevenson
Wikipedia website 2009 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heintzman_&_Co.
- [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 10917 (1876), John Gerhard Heintzman-Anne Catherine Killer.
John Gerhard Heintzman, piano maker of Toronto, Birth Place: Germany Age: 31 Estimated birth year: abt 1845 Father Name: Adolph Heintzman Mother Name: Malinda Heintzman Spouse Name: Anne Catherine Killer, residence Waterloo, Spouse's Age: 20 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856 Spouse Birth Place: Waterloo Spouse Father Name: Nicholous Killer Spouse Mother Name: Christina Killer Marriage Date: 23 May 1876 Marriage Place: Waterloo City
- [S293] Census - ON, York, Toronto - 1901, Ward/Quartier No. 2 B-28 Page 14.
- [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 01 Jun 1876.
23 Apr 1876 By Pastor Schneider in Waterloo, Gerhard Heintzmann of Toronto was married to Catharine Killer of Waterloo Town.