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

John Huber Thamer[1, 2]

Male 1871 - 1934  (62 years)


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  • Name John Huber Thamer 
    Born 15 Apr 1871  , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1896  North Dumfries Concession 12 Lot 46, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number 00060-3954.6 
    Died 17 Mar 1934  New York City, New York, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Fresh Pond Crematory and Columbarium, Middle Village, Queens, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I593  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father Johann Heinrich "Henry" Thamer,   b. 14 Sep 1838, Lingelbach, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1883, Pulaski, Jackson, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Huber,   b. 27 Mar 1844, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1871, Downie Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1862  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F4448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Minnie McNally,   b. 21 May 1872, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1897, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F3613  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Barbara Hardy Young,   b. 17 Aug 1874, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F4868  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • JOHN H. THAMER.

      Just across the county line from Mr. Fried's farm is the magnificent 140-acre farm of Mr. Jesse Clemens, now leased by Mr. Thamer. Talk about your model and experimental farms as you like, but I must award the premium to this place over any other I have yet visited in Waterloo county. Upon the premises is a splendid barn 63x100 feet, a straw shed 45 feet square, and a magnificent brick residence with all the latest modern improvements, while near by is the old original residence, and the material is already on the ground for the erection of a wagon and machine shed, 35x45 feet. The barn is equipped with a large wind mill, the power of which is utilized in driving the machinery consisting of feed chopper, corn cutter and corn husker. The latter are all of the latest improved pattern, and to judge by the large amount of feed consumed on this farm, they are indispensable, The facilities are ample for grinding all the feed necessary for the large herds kept on hand for fattening.

      Mr. Thamer has for some time been engaged in buying and fattening cattle for export. Just a short time prior to my visit he sent out a choice lot consisting of thirty-two head to Boston for export, and has now on hand twenty seven head. The average weight of those shipped was 1,300 pounds each. In the lot on hand I noticed a fine two-year-old steer, that tips the beam at 1,500 pounds, and a Durham calf, six months old, that weighs 600 lbs. He has also several fine Durham cows that average from 1,300 to 1,400 lbs each. In my rounds through this stable I came across quite a freak of nature in the shape of a pure white Durham calf, that made its arrival but a few days previous. The dam of this beautiful little creature is a dark red heifer, and the sire a roan. I also noticed among the lot a fine thoroughbred Jersey cow, in which Mr. Thamer cakes considerable pride.

      While the fattening of cattle for export is a prominent feature of this farm, large crops of grain are also produced, the yield of wheat alone having been as large as from one thousand to eleven hundred bushels in a season. Mr. Thamer's cash receipts for cattle and grain in one week have reached the sum of $4,000.

      Before I get through with this section I will give some people an idea what real farming is. My next letter will also contain reminiscences of early days here.


      Waterloo County Chronicle (186303), 24 Mar 1898, p. 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 828.

    2. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 83.

    3. [S2228] New York, New York, Death Index, 1862-1948.
      Name:John Huber Thamer
      Gender:Male
      Race:White
      Marital Status:Married
      Age:62
      Birth Date:15 Apr 1871
      Birth Place:Canada
      Years in US:30 Years
      Death Date:17 Mar 1934
      Death Street Address:352A Hancock St
      Death Place:New York City, Brooklyn, New York, USA
      Cause of Death:Chronic Myocarditis, Acute Cardiac Dilatation
      Burial Date:19 Mar 1934
      Burial Place:Fresh Pond Crematory
      Occupation:General Agent
      Father's Birth Place:Germany
      Mother's Birth Place:USA
      Father:Thamer
      Mother:Thamer
      Spouse: Clara Belle Thamer
      Executor:Clara Belle Thamer
      Executor Relationship:Wife
      Certificate Number:6371

    4. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Huber Family Bible.

    5. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Thamer Henry, 24, Blenheim, Lingelbach Germany, son of Henry and Elizabeth, married .3 June 1862 Mariana Huber, 18, Blenheim, Blenheim, daughter of John and Catherine

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Apr 1871 - , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1896 - North Dumfries Concession 12 Lot 46, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Mar 1934 - New York City, New York, USA. Link to Google Earth
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