Waterloo Region Generations
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Dr. John James Walters[1]

Male 1871 - 1929  (57 years)


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  • Name John James Walters 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 21 Mar 1871  Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Military WW1 - 
    Name J. J. Walters  [5
    Occupation Physician - Doctor - Dr.  [5
    Occupation 1901  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Physician - Doctor - Dr. 
    Residence 1904  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Physician - Doctor - Dr. 
    Residence Milton, Trafalgar Twp., Halton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 103 Queen St. S., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    103 Queen St. South, Kitchener in 1907
    103 Queen St. South, Kitchener in 1907
    Residence of Dr. L. B. Clemens - From: Busy Berlin Jubilee Souvenir 1897, published by Berlin News-Record
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Anglican 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-85846P 
    Died 6 Mar 1929  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Cause: Cardiac Vascular Renal Disease, 1 year-Myocardial Failure, 2 months 
    Buried 8 Mar 1929  Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I85846  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 

    Father James Walters,   b. Abt 1871, , Wales, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F249207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie Elizabeth Puddicombe,   b. 24 Jul 1879, Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1934, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 4 Sep 1902  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Francis Elise "Elise" Walters,   b. Sep 1904, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Miriam E. Walters,   b. Sep 1907, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F184332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death of Dr. J. J. Walters

      There passed away at the Kitchener-Waterloo hospital early on Wednesday morning a former prominent resident and physician of New Hamburg in the person of Dr. J. J. Walters at the age of 58 years. The late Dr. Walters had been confined to the Kitchener-Waterloo hospital for several months and his death was not unexpected. The deceased was born in Elora and graduated from Toronto University about 30 years ago. He practiced medicine in New Hamburg for several years and then took a special course in surgery in Vienna, Austria, following which he opened a practice in Milton and later went to Kitchener where he was located for the past twenty-five years. He was superintendent of the K-W hospital for some years and an ex-alderman of Kitchener, taking much interest in civil affairs. He was a member of the A. F. and A. M. Lodge and in religion a staunch adherent of the Anglican Church. The late Dr. Walters was married to Mrs. Annie Puddicombe, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Puddicombe, of Haysville, who with two daughters, Elsie and Miriam, are left to mourn his departure. The funeral will take place from his late home on Queen St., South, Kitchener, at 2: 30 p.m. to-day with interment in the Woodland Mansoleum [sic].

      New Hamburg Independent 8 Mar 1929

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      QUEEN STREET SOUTH, EAST SIDE.


      On the corner of King Street Rehscher's vaulted cellar already spoken of.

      An open space.

      A two-story rough-cast building with two-story veranda along the Queen Street front built by Martin Anthes (father of John S. Anthes) in 1835 when it was considered one of the best houses in the village. Henry Stroh purchased this house from Mr. Anthes about 1837. Jacob Stroh was born in this house. Behind it there was a garden of about an acre of land. There were 31 pine stumps on the property when Mr. Stroh took possession and these stumps had to be laboriously removed as stump- pulling machines, which came later, were not then available. The well on the lot was only nine feet deep. Henry Stroh carried on a shoe shop in his house until he entered into partnership with Carl Kranz, on King Street.

      In 1857, after he had dissolved partnership with Kranz, Henry Stroh built a one and one-half story frame building next to his house and used it as a shoe store. Mr. Stroh continued in this shoe business until 1863 when he went into partnership with Mr. Reinhold Lang, the tanner. The Queen Street shoe shop was changed to a dwelling. Later Mr. Vanderhart, a tailor, had his shop in this building and after him Carl Englehart had it as photographer. Henry Stroh sold his house to George King. Later Charles Ahrens owned it and had it moved to the corner of Shanley and Braun Streets about 1880.

      A one and one-half story frame building erected about 1837 by Jacob Kraemer, later on Frederick Street, as spoken of. Later an addition was added to the front and the building used as the local post office, with William Davidson in charge. Later George Seip purchased the building and used it as a saloon, with a bowling alley in the rear, the first bowling alley in Berlin. William Jaffray lived in the house for a time and later William Knell, son-in-law of Mr. Seip.

      A one and one-half story frame building, originally a cooper shop, later the dwelling of Mr. Seip, after he sold the other building. In 1860 he built a brewery, known as Seip's brewery. Under the whole building he had a vaulted cellar built of field stone. Power for the brewery was supplied by a horse-power contained in an attached shed, shelter for the horses. Seip had a high reputation for good beer. He at first made his own malt, but later purchased it. After George Seip's death his son Louis continued the business until about 1880. The building was finally torn down to make room for the present auditorium.

      The cooper shop, a small one story building, with brick chimney such as coopers used to heat staves for their barrel making, operated by Henry Brickner who later had his shop at the corner of Young and King Streets. Later Adam Stein had the Queen Street cooper shop. The Berlin coopers were experts in the making of what was called tight-wear,that is water-tight barrels, in large tuns which they made for the brewers.

      A very early building, occupied by John Peters, a cabinet maker in Hoffman's factory, about 1860. The building had an outside stairway at the back. Peters was a bird lover and expert in trapping native song birds, mocking birds, cat birds, finches, etc., which he hung under his veranda roof in public display.

      On the corner of Church Street a frame house occupied by Mr. Knechtel, a weaver, about 1842-1850. Knechtel moved to a farm in Mannheim where later he was injured in the spine by a falling tree to such an extent that he was bedfast for fourteen or fifteen years. He lived to about 1871. Conrad Doering occupied the Queen Street house for a time. He also was a weaver and made coverlets, etc. The house was torn down to make room for the present one of brick built by Dr. Clemens and later occupied by the late Dr. Walters.

      Church Street.

      On the south side St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

      A one and one-half story unpainted frame building with gable towards the street, the dwelling, about 1860, of John Fleischauer, a laborer, a native of Hessen, Germany.

      A one and one-half story house occupied by E. Kern, cabinet maker, about 1860 and later by John Ansted.

      A vacant lot.

      George Street.

      Joseph Schneider originally owned all the land between George Street and Mill Street, mostly woods at that time, and extending to Benton and Eby Streets.


      REMINISCENCES OF BERLIN (NOW KITCHENER) By JACOB STROH Contributed by Joseph M. Snyder.

      Part I. Settlement - Early Villagers and Buildings, Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume 1930


  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.

    2. [S307] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1901, New Hamburg (Village) E-2 Page 7.

    3. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 33 Pg. 7.

    4. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, Death of Dr. J. J. Walters - Mar 8 1929 pg 4.

    5. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, Obituary of Dr. J. J. Walter - 8 Mar 1929.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Mar 1871 - Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - Doctor - Dr. - 1901 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Sep 1902 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1904 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - Doctor - Dr. - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Milton, Trafalgar Twp., Halton Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Anglican - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cardiac Vascular Renal Disease, 1 year-Myocardial Failure, 2 months - 6 Mar 1929 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Mar 1929 - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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