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

George Bernhardt[1]

Male 1852 - 1930  (77 years)

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  • Name George Bernhardt 
    Born 27 Oct 1852  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Business Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    proprietor of the Iroquois Hotel 
    The Iroquois Hotel operated by George Bernhardt
    The Iroquois Hotel operated by George Bernhardt
    Built in 1894 burnt in 1975.
    Residence 1861  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1871  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1897  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt "Corner of Blair Rd and Queen St., Cambridge, Ontario"
    Home of George Bernhardt 1897
    Home of George Bernhardt 1897
    Occupation 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Liqueur Dealer 
    Galt-GeorgeBernhardt-WineandLiquors-0001-Jug-front.jpg
    Galt-GeorgeBernhardt-WineandLiquors-0001-Jug-front.jpg
    Residence 1903  70 Blair Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    ? Machine, ? Store 
    Residence 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-65183 
    Died 26 Apr 1930  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Cause: myocarditis & gastritis (3 years) 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Person ID I65183  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Father Henry Bernhardt,   b. 10 Apr 1825, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1907, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Dorthea Rahn,   b. CALC 15 Mar 1827, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1897, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1850  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F9316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Louise Webb,   b. 8 May 1854, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1927  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 25 Jul 1876  London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Henry "Henry" Bernhardt,   b. 11 May 1877, Palmerston, Peel Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Emily Louisa Bernhardt,   b. 19 Jul 1878, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1972  (Age 93 years)
     3. Florence Edna Bernhardt,   b. 15 Dec 1896, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F189407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • George Bernhardt was born in Preston, Ontario and lived in Galt for 43 years. He was the proprietor of the Iroquois Hotel built in 1894 and he built the Bernhardt Block in Preston and prior to WWI operated liquor stores in Galt and Preston.

      Cambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [snippet from original text in book]

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      Geo. Bernhardt

      This gentleman conducts a wholesale and retail wine and liquor business in the Opera House block, but in a few months will remove into his new and commodious premises in the "Iroquois" block, one of the handsomest and most complete places of business west of Toronto. Mr. Bernhardt has the reputation of conduction a large and increasing business. As a citizen he is always ready to help and promote the interests of Galt.

      Jubilee Souvenir of Galt, 1897

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      George Bernhardt Passes

      After a lingering illness the death occurred on Sunday morning at his home, Galt, of George Bernhardt, one of Galt's oldest citizens and best-known men. Deceased was owner of the Iroquois Hotel, Galt, and of the Bernhardt block in Preston. He had been in failing health for some time, but had only been confined to bed for a few weeks. He was 78 years of age. In prewar days deceased operated liquor stores in Galt and Preston and had long been identified with that business. He was born in Preston and spent 43 years of his life in Galt. He was a past president of the South Waterloo Agricultural Society and a director at the time of his death. He was a great lover of horses and dogs. He is survived by two daughters and one son, Mrs. W. Pickering, and Miss Florence, of Galt, and Henry, of Preston, Peter Bernhardt, of Preston is a brother.

      New Hamburg Independent, May 2, 1930

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 24 Dec 1896.
      15 Dec 1896 The wife of George Bernhardt, in Galt, a daughter.

    2. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-9 Page 5.

    3. [S105] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1871, Pg. 50.

    4. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 18 Page 30.

    5. [S1473] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1861, Div. 2 Page 19.

    6. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate.
      George Bernhardt d. 16 Apr 1930 70 Blair Rd., Galt, Ontario, b. 27 Oct 1852 Preston, Ontario, merchant, wholesale congac dealer, s/o Henry Bernhardt (b. Germany) & D. Rahn (b. Germany) cause: myocarditis & gastritis (3 years) informant: Henry Bernhardt son of Preston, buried Galt

    7. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      In loving memory of / George Bernhardt / Born Oct. 27, 1852 / Died Apr. 26, 1930

    8. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), George Bernhardt Passes - May 2 1930 pg 1.

    9. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Marriages By Rev'd Jacob Mailer, Minister of The Evangelical Lutheran Church At Preston report #177.
      Henry Bernhard, 25, to Dorolyea Rahn, 22, both of Waterloo. 1 Jan. 1850.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Oct 1852 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - proprietor of the Iroquois Hotel - - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jul 1876 - London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1897 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Liqueur Dealer - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1903 - 70 Blair Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? Machine, ? Store - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: myocarditis & gastritis (3 years) - 26 Apr 1930 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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