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

Ludwig "Louis" Huether[1]

Male 1825 - 1905  (80 years)


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  • Name Ludwig "Louis" Huether 
    Born 6 Jan 1825  , Sachsen Weimar, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story, business 
    Immigration 1853  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Name Louis Huether 
    Name Ludwig Hüther  [6
    Naturalization 1862  [2
    Occupation 1871  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Blacksmith 
    Occupation 1883  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    blacksmith 
    Residence 1883  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Religion 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Retired 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-84001 
    Died 8 Sep 1905 
    Person ID I84001  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Caspar Adam "Adam" Huether,   b. 1799, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Ernestine Mueller,   b. Abt 1800, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1861  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Family ID F37684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ernestina Miller,   b. 12 Nov 1825, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1882, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elica Huether,   b. 1851, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Frederick David Huether,   b. 19 Nov 1852, Albany, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Huether,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Wilhelmina "Minnie" Huether,   b. 22 Sep 1862, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1923, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Louis Huether,   b. 1863, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Maria Karolina Huether,   b. 18 May 1867, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1870, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F29822  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Stearn,   b. 10 Feb 1848, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1913, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 2 Dec 1883  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Children 
     1. Emilia Huether,   b. 1877, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Gustave "Gus" Huether,   b. 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Carl Gustave Huether,   b. 4 Aug 1885, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Matilda Huether,   b. 1886, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary M. Huether,   b. 17 Jan 1887, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F21841  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jan 1825 - , Sachsen Weimar, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1853 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1871 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - blacksmith - 1883 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1883 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Dec 1883 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Ludwig Huether, a German Blacksmith, came here from Albany in 1856 and started business in a building in rear of the George Guenther property, possibly the building Jacob Beck had previously occupied or maybe one of Bergey's saw mill buildings. From there he moved to a building in the rear of the lot where Minnie Ochs now lives, both locations being on the north side of Queen Street.

      On March 20th, 1874, Mr. Huether bought a large lot on the south side of Queen Street and on the easterly portion of it built a house and a blacksmith shop where he worked at his trade until he retired. He died on September 8th, 1905, aged 80 years, 8 months.

      In 1857, Mr. Huether was charging nine York Shillings per day for his time which would be $1.121/2. During the months of December, 1864, and January and February, 1865, he worked full time for Jacob Hespeler and received $87.50 for his three months' work as a Blacksmith. After his return from Grand Valley, John Huether operated a waggon shop on his Father's property for a short time before going to Morriston.


      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

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      HUETHER, LUDWIG "LOUIS"

      Another of the old pioneers has gone to join the great majority and Hespeler on September 8, 1905 lost one of her most honoured and estimable citizens in the passing of Mr. Huether, who lived fifty of the eighty years of his life in this town. He was a native of Saxe-Weimer in Germany and crossed the ocean when quite a young man. He lived in Albany for a short time before moving to Puslinch, where he worked as a blacksmith for the late John Baer for about a year before entering the employ of the late Jacob Hespeler, with whom he remained about ten years before going into business for himself in a blacksmith shop located on Queen St. about where John Warren's house now stands. He was in business about twenty years and having amassed a comfortable competence, he retired to spend the remainder of his days in ease and comfort. He was married twice, his first wife being Ernestine Miller, who he espoused in Germany and who died here about twenty-three years ago. A couple of years later, he married Mrs. Fisher, who survives him. Of the children by the first marriage, Mrs. C. H. Liersch predeceased him some ten years; Fred and Mrs. S. Pickin reside in Hespeler; John in Morriston; and Louis in Victoria. Two children by his second marriage, Gustave and Maudie, reside at home. He was a consistent member of the Lutheran Church, a life-long Conservative and a most esteemed citizen generally. The funeral was held form his residence on Queen St. on Sunday at 1: 30 to the Hespeler Cemetery for interment and was largely attended. Services were conducted by Rev. Maas of Preston.

      Newspaper unknown

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 30 Mar 1882.
      12 Mar 1882 Ernestine Huether nee Mueller, wife of Ludwig Huether, at age of 56 years and 4 months, of rheumatism. A pious Christian, A loyal wife, A nobel mother-Peace be to her ashes and honour to her memory.

    2. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-1 Page 13.

    3. [S508] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1871, Page 16.

    4. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 12133 (1883), Huether-Stern.
      Ludwig Huether, 59, Widower, Blacksmith, Saxon Weimar Germany, Hespeler, s/o Caspar Adam Huether and Ernstine Muller, Married Maria Stern, 36, Widow, Illegible Saxon Weimar Germany, Hespeler, d/o George Stern and Ann Limpert, Witn: George Guenther and Herman Leissch, both of Hespeler, 2 Dec 1883 At Hespeler (Lutheran)

    5. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 11.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 6 Dec 1883.
      Dec. 2, 1883 Widow Elisabeth Fischer, nee Stern, of Dedorf, in Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach, & Ludwig Hüther of Hespeler, were married by Pastor C. Schröder of Preston.