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

Gottfried Rebelski[1]

Male 1871 - 1920  (48 years)


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  • Name Gottfried Rebelski 
    Born 1 Apr 1871  , Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1873  [2
    Immigration 1873  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Naturalization 1882  [2
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Student 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Teacher 
    Occupation 1908  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Secretary-Tresurer - Schierholtz Furniture Company 
    New Hamburg Furnture Factory [formerly Schierholtz Furniture Company]
    New Hamburg Furnture Factory [formerly Schierholtz Furniture Company]
    burned 27 Apr 1954
    Fire, New Hamburg [Unpublished]. (2018). the Waterloo Digital Library. Retrieved 8 April 2018, from https://digital.library.uwaterloo.ca/islandora/object/uwdl%3A0f49fce5-80cb-4f27-8be3-9c75e04a4db8
    Occupation 1911  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Teacher - P School 
    Residence 1911  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number 00006-0958.89 
    Died 22 Jan 1920  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I86030  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 

    Father John Rebelske,   b. Abt 1828, Of, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1881  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Caroline Haberland,   b. 22 Jun 1828, Gr. Gilve, Kreis Marienwerder, West Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1906  (Age 77 years) 
    Family ID F35596  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Ernst,   b. 9 Apr 1871, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1957, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1901  Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Ernst Rebelski,   b. Dec 1907, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1954, Labyrinth Lake, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 
    Family ID F5391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Closely connected with education in New Hamburg is Mr. Gottfried Rebelski who for the past decade has tilled with credit to himself and satisfaction to the ratepayers the position of vice principal of the public school. Mr. Rebelski is a tried educationist and a self-made man. He was born in Germany 38 years ago and emigrated to Canada with his parents 3 years later. The family settled at Bloomingdale and here the subject of this sketch lived until lie was eighteen years of age. When a mere child his father died and he was compelled to assist his widowed mother in rearing his brothers and sisters. After 9 years of age he attended school only in the winter, and from 14 to 18 worked steadily in a factory. But his ambition to secure an education was paramount and he finally secured a Third Class Certificate and began to teach in 1892. When his certificate expired 3 years later he secured Second Class Certificate, after six-months' attendance at the Berlin High School. He immediately took a course at the Ottawa Normal School and obtained a Second Class Professional Certificate. After teaching one year at Pine Grove, be accepted the Vice Principal-ship of the New Hamburg School in 1898 where he has remained ever since with the exception of the first half of 1908, when he took charge of the office in the capacity of Secretary Treasurer, of the Schierholtz Furniture Co. On September st he returned to his old position. The New Hamburg School has always had a German department which has been most capably conducted by Mr. Rebelski. He has proved a most successful teacher and a progresssive citizen As Sec.-Treas. of the Band he did touch for that organization and was instrumental in getting a band stand erected. Ile was for many years Sec.-Treas. of the Football and Baseball Association.


      Special Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hamburg, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario

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      Death of Mr. G. Rebelski


      The news was received here with profound regret that Mr. Gottfried Rebelski had passed away at his home in Kitchener early yesterday morning. He had been ill several weeks but the seriousness of his condition was not generally known so the news of his death came as a shock and caused deep regret among his host of friends in town. The late Mr. Rebelski was born in Germany and came to Canada with his parents when a young boy. He spent his boyhood days in Bloomingdale and later attended the Kitchener High School, after which he entered the teaching profession. He taught school for a few years at Pine Grove, New Prussia and Pine Hill, and in 1898 came to New Hamburg where he was assistant principal. He was a very successful and efficient teacher. Six years ago he resigned and became connected with the Schierholtz Furniture Co., which was then organized here. About a year ago he disposed of his interests in the furniture factory and removed to Kitchener. He reached the age of 50 years, 9 months and 22 days. He was married to Miss Agnes Ernst of this town, who and one son Ernst, are left to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. He is also survived by one sister and one brother. Particulars of the funeral have not yet been received here. He emigrated to Canada in 1873.

      New Hamburg Independent, January 23, 1920

  • Sources 
    1. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, October 9, 1931.
      Obituary of Catherine Ernst

    2. [S307] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1901, New Hamburg (Village) E-1 Page 5.

    3. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Waterloo N. Twp. 1881 Page 14.

    4. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 17175 (1901), Gottfried Rebelski-Agnes Ernst.
      Gottfried Rebelski, teacher of New Hamburg, Birth Place: Germany Age: 31 Estimated birth year: abt 1870 Father Name: John Rebelski Mother Name: Carrie Haberland Spouse Name: Agnes Ernst, residence Baden, Spouse's Age: 30 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871 Spouse Birth Place: Baden Spouse Father Name: John Ernst Spouse Mother Name: Sophie Reichert Marriage Date: 17 Jul 1901 Marriage Place: Waterloo, Bridgeport

    5. [S1054] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1911, p. 21;.

    6. [S2545] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township North 1891, Waterloo Township, Sect. 1 Page 3.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Apr 1871 - , Prussia, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1873 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Student - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1901 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jul 1901 - Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Secretary-Tresurer - Schierholtz Furniture Company - 1908 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - P School - 1911 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jan 1920 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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