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

George Schlee[1]

Male 1858 - 1944  (86 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name George Schlee 
    Born 4 Jun 1858  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Contractor Projects 1 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Walper Hotel 
    Contractor Projects 32 Weber Street West, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Zion Evangelical Church 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mason 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Evangelical 
    Possessions 26 Sep 1891  46 Ahrens St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Grantee 
    Residence 1896  96 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    96 Queen St. North, Kitchener, Ontario
    96 Queen St. North, Kitchener, Ontario
    from Berlin Today 1806-1906
    Residence 1897  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kitchener,Schlee,George-residence-busyberlin1897.jpg
    Kitchener,Schlee,George-residence-busyberlin1897.jpg
    Residence of George Schlee - busyberlin1897
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Rubber manufacturer 
    Residence 1906  87 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1907  70 Victoria St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    button manufacturer 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Manufacturer, Buttons 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Residence 1911  121 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elected Office 1913  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1913-14
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Manager, Button Factory 
    Religion 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Residence 1921  121 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number 00048-3621.1 
    Died 31 Oct 1944  [2
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I6531  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Carl Schlee,   b. 20 Mar 1825, , Mecklenburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1902, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Rapean,   b. 19 Jun 1826, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1903  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1854  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F9017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eva Hallman,   b. 18 Aug 1863, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1944  (Age 81 years) 
    Children 
     1. Ervin Schlee,   b. 1883, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. George Ervine Schlee,   b. 19 Dec 1883, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1956  (Age 72 years)
     3. Lillie Minerva Schlee,   b. 21 Mar 1885, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979  (Age 93 years)
     4. Walter Charles Christian Schlee,   b. 16 Aug 1892, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1893, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. Edon Hallman Schlee,   b. 22 Dec 1894, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1985  (Age 90 years)
     6. Wilfred Hardy Schlee,   b. 21 Mar 1897, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1983  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1958  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jun 1858 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsContractor Projects - Walper Hotel - - 1 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsContractor Projects - Zion Evangelical Church - - 32 Weber Street West, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mason - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - Grantee - 26 Sep 1891 - 46 Ahrens St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1896 - 96 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1897 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Rubber manufacturer - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1906 - 87 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - button manufacturer - 1907 - 70 Victoria St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer, Buttons - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - 121 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener - 1913 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manager, Button Factory - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1921 - 121 Queen St. N., 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
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Schlee,George-formal.jpg
    Schlee,George-formal.jpg
    https://www.region.waterloo.on.ca/web/region.nsf/0/D22EE171F2AA335185256B0A004D7B4C?OpenDocument
    Residence of George Schlee 1906
    Residence of George Schlee 1906
    87 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener, Ontario. From: Berlin Today, Official souvenir 1806-1906

  • Notes 
    • George Schlee was born June 4, 1858 on a farm near Centreville, a few miles east of Kitchener. In 1876 he apprenticed as a stone mason in Listowel, Ontario, returning to Berlin following his marriage to Eva Hallman of Hanover in 1882.

      In 1890 he purchased the construction firm of Jacob Baetz and became prime contractor of the community for imposing residences and civic buildings such as the Walper House, Zion Evangelical Church and a major portion of the K-W Hospital.

      Following a visit to the United States, he returned home filled with enthusiasm for the potential in manufacturing of rubber footwear. With his initiative and drive, he organized the Berlin Rubber Company in 1899 and supervised the construction of the first rubber factory in Waterloo County on the corner of Margaret Avenue and Breithaupt Street. Through his vision, and the support of men like Jacob Kaufman and A.L. Breithaupt, the rubber industry was established in this community. In 1906 he sold his interests in the Berlin Rubber and founded the Berlin Button Works (Kitchener Buttons Ltd.), remaining active in this business until his death October 31, 1944


      Waterloo Hall of Fame 2008 website

  • 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..., 770.

    2. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      Schlee/ George Schlee/ June 4 1858-Oct 31 1944/ Eva Hallman/ his wife/ Aug 18 1863/ Dec 11 1944/

    3. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-4 Page 10.

    4. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 34 Page 2.

    5. [S2240] Kitchener 1921 Sub Dist. 28, Sub District 28 Page 1.

    6. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 12.

    7. [S1535] Report - An Inventory of Industrial Buildings of Architectural/Historical Significance in the City of Kitchener, p. 19 - report of 70 Victoria St. N., Kitchener.

    8. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Carl Schle, labourer of Waterloo Twp. married 19 Dec 1854 in Berlin by banns to Maria Repin of Waterloo Twp. wit: Richard Gehl of Waterloo & Rebecca Gehl of Waterloo