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

August Boehmer[1]

Male 1848 - 1910  (61 years)

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  • Name August Boehmer 
    Born 27 Dec 1848  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Baptist 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Baptist 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Merchant 
    Religion 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Baptist 
    Residence 1873  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1874  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    merchant 
    Elected Office 1880  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener Council 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Manufacturer 
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Baptist 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Manufacturer 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Baptist 
    Possessions 1893  100 Ahrens St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence of August Boehmer
    Residence of August Boehmer
    From: Busy Berlin Jubilee Souvenir 1897, published by Berlin News-Record
    Occupation 1901  156 Duke St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Paper Box 
    Kitchener,BoehmerBoxFactory-BusyBerlin1897.jpg
    Kitchener,BoehmerBoxFactory-BusyBerlin1897.jpg
    A. & C. Boehmer's Box Factory From: Busy Berlin Jubilee Souvenir 1897, published by Berlin News-Record
    Business 1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    A. & C. Boehmer - box manufacturers 
    Interesting story, business 
    OnLinePhotograph https://images.ourontario.ca/kitchener/details.asp?r=vs&ID=42319&number=45 
    Name A. Boehmer 
    Name Augustus Boehmer 
    Residence 1910  92 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-56606P 
    Died 2 Aug 1910  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 12
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I56606  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 

    Father Henry Boehmer,   b. 10 Feb 1812,   d. 26 Feb 1880  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Stoltz,   b. 20 Jan 1816, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1836  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 13
    Family ID F8629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Kalbfleisch,   b. 16 Oct 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1925  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 9 Aug 1873  Neustadt, Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 9
    Children 
     1. Estella Boehmer,   b. 26 Aug 1874, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Norman Boehmer,   b. Sep 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915  (Age ~ 39 years)
     3. George Boehmer,   b. 6 Jul 1877, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935  (Age 57 years)
     4. Dorothy "Dora" Boehmer,   b. 9 Dec 1878, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Arthur Boehmer,   b. 27 Oct 1881, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971  (Age 89 years)
     6. Oscar Boehmer,   b. 26 Jun 1885, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961  (Age 75 years)
     7. Edna L. Boehmer,   b. 7 Feb 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973  (Age 85 years)
     8. Julie Boehmer,   b. 1888, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Gertrude Boehmer,   b. 19 Dec 1888, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Emma Mabel Boehmer,   b. 11 Sep 1891, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1983  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F25586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    https://images.ourontario.ca/kitchener/details.asp?r=vs&ID=42319&number=45
    https://images.ourontario.ca/kitchener/details.asp?r=vs&ID=42319&number=45
    outdoor group photograph of a picnic at Elora. The man located in the back row, on the right side, is identified as Grandpa August Boehmer and the woman in the third row from back, on the right side, is identified as Grandmother Boehmer. The event may be a Boehmer Box employee picnic

  • Notes 
    • Boehmer, Augustus, general hardware merchant.

      Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

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      August and Charles Boehmer in the sixties owned a hardware, stove and tinware store at 58 East King Street. In 1874, they began manufacturing paper boxes, after selling the hardware stock to C. E. Moyer and the tinware shop to Peter and Henry Hymmen. Hymmen Bros. first leased quarters in the Canadian block from J. Y. Shantz, and later on in the Germania block. Hardware and plumbing were added to their lines. In 1892, Peter Hymmen bought his brother's share. In 1906, he opened up West King Street as a business section, erecting a large block at No. 158. Mr. Hymmen was active until shortly before his death in 1930. Prior to his departure, his sons, H. I.. Hymmen and Homer Hymmen, had been their father's associates and now direct the enterprise. After Henry Hymmen left the firm he was for four years with H. Wolfhard & Co., and then bought C. E. Moyer's hardware stock. He carried on in the Dunke block until 1900, when he was appointed superintendent of the waterworks. George Potter, who for many years had been with John Fennell & Son, bought Mr. Hymmen's stock, and is still doing business at the old stand.

      A History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937, pg 159

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      NATURE'S NOBLE MAN CALLED HOME

      DEATH OF AUGUST BOEHMER IS MOURNED BY BERLIN CITIZENS AT LARGE

      SURVIVED OPERATION ONLY A FEW HOURS

      The death of Mr. August Boehmer, 92 Queen St. North, which took place at the Berlin and Waterloo Hospital about four o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, has cast a gloom over the town, for the deceased was respected as one of the most honorable and useful citizens of Berlin.

      Mr. Boehmer had been unwell for a little over a year and diagnosis revealed the presence of a growth in the abdomen. Of late he had been failing more rapidly as the best medical skill could not check the affliction. However with his characteristic adherence to duty he came down town each morning to get the mail and then went out to the factory on Water Street. But on Friday he was compelled to leave his business duties and since then was confined to his room. His condition fast grew more serious and as the only resort which would possibly prolong or save his life an operation to remove the obstruction, was decided upon. But he was too weak, and the trouble was too far advanced. His system could not stand the shock. Though the operation was successful, and though he rallied and expressed himself as greatly relieved from the pain he had been suffering, he could not survive and passed away about three hours after the operation had been performed.

      The hour of the funeral has been fixed at two o'clock on Friday, from the family residence, 92 Queen St. North, to the Benton Street Baptist Church and Mount Hope Cemetery.

      The last August Boehmer, who passed away in his 62nd year, was a native of this township - practically of Berlin.

      He was a son of Henry Boehmer and was born about a mile out of the corporation limits, on the Mannheim Road. He received his education in the Berlin schools and early I life entered business as a general merchant. Later he conducted a hardware business, and about 35 years ago he and his brother Charles entered into partnership as A & C Boehmer in the manufacture of paper boxes. They have been eminently successful and are well-to-do.

      38 years ago the late Mr. Boehmer was married to Catharine Kalbfleisch, who, with a family of nine children, survive. They are Mrs. H. Jarvis, of Cleveland, Norman, George, Mrs. H. Hymmen, Arthur, Oscar, Edna, Gertrude and Emma, all of Berlin. The four surviving brothers are Charles, Reinhart, Philip and Herman, all of Berlin.

      A good character is a man's best asset. That was Mr. Boehmer's sincere belief and he lived to it. When he made a promise it was fulfilled. He was sincere and he wanted others to be true to him in word and in deed. He was the very soul of conscientiousness and those who knew him best respected him most highly.

      A neighbor and friend this morning paid a tribute to his memory as follows:

      "August was an intimate friend and companion of mine. He was one of the most exact men I ever knew. Everything with him was done in order and in season. Anything he said "Yes" to, stood as long as life. There was no coming around next day with excuses to back away. He never started anything that he did not finish, and then he was ready to pay for it. Berlin loses one of its finest types of citizens in his death."

      Mr. Boehmer was a believer in, and advocate of the principle of Protection of Canadian industries, but was not actively connected with any political movement. He was a man of most retiring disposition a great lover of home. Very seldom did he leave it evenings, and it was something most exceptional indeed that kept him from retiring at nine o'clock.

      He has been for many years an active worker in the Benton St. Baptist Church and a most liberal contributor to its work. but his giving was always unostentatious.

      His memory will long be honored; his good name revered as a man of whom it can be truly said in the language of the poet Pope: -

      "An honest man's the noblest work of God."

      To the bereaved widow and members of the family this News Record extends its condolences in this hour of bereavement and affliction.

      Berlin News Record Aug 3 1910 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 18 Sep 1873.
      09 Sep1873 By Rev. Klinger in Neustadt, August Boehmer of Berlin was married to Catharine Kalbfleisch of Neustadt.

    2. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 18.
      August BOHMER Birthplace: Canada Age 4 Lutheran b. 26-Dec

    3. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-4 Page 7.

    4. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 45.

    5. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 31.

    6. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      August Boehmer/ 1848-1910

    7. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 4159 (1874), Boehmer-Kalbfleisch.
      August Boehmer, merchant of Berlin, Birth Place: Waterloo Township Age: 24 Estimated birth year: abt 1850 Father Name: Heinrich Boehmer Spouse Name: Catharina Kalbfleisch, residence Neustadt, Spouse's Age: 21 Spouse Birth Place: Waterloo Township Spouse Father Name: George Kalbfleisch Spouse Mother Name: Dorothea Kalbfleisch Marriage Date: 9 Sep 1874 Marriage Location: Grey, Normanby

    8. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div. 1 Page 6.

    9. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 7.

    10. [S1535] Report - An Inventory of Industrial Buildings of Architectural/Historical Significance in the City of Kitchener, p. pg 8.

    11. [S2481] Annual Report of the Board of Trade of the Town of Berlin, Twenty-First.

    12. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 25 Page 5.

    13. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Henry Boehmer married 31 Mar 1836 Berlin by banns to Magdalena Stoltz, witnesses: Philip Rickert & John Guggisberg.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Dec 1848 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1873 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Aug 1873 - Neustadt, Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1874 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener Council - 1880 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - 1893 - 100 Ahrens St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Paper Box - 1901 - 156 Duke St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - A. & C. Boehmer - box manufacturers - 1906 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - 92 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Aug 1910 - 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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