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

Louis Hahn[1]

Male 1852 - 1945  (93 years)


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  • Name Louis Hahn 
    Born 23 Jan 1852  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Name Lewis Hahn 
    Name Ludwig Hahn 
    Occupation undertaker 
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1876  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1881  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lumber Yard 
    Residence 1881  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Furniture Manufacturer 
    Occupation 1911  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Superintendant - Brass Factory 
    Residence 1911  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-86386P 
    Died 20 Aug 1945  [5
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I86386  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2021 

    Father Johann George "George" Hahn,   b. CALC 7 Oct 1819, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1889, near, Bamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Herber,   b. 6 Jan 1830, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1918  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 1 Feb 1849  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F244966  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catharine Hamel,   b. CALC 9 Jun 1852, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1896  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married 2 May 1876 
    Children 
     1. Lewis Hahn
     2. George Jacob Hahn,   b. 19 Jan 1877, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1942  (Age 65 years)
     3. Johannes Hahn,   b. 11 Nov 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1878  (Age 0 years)
     4. Catharina Hahn,   b. 11 Nov 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1878  (Age 0 years)
     5. Alexander Frederick Hahn,   b. 17 Jan 1883, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959  (Age 75 years)
     6. Albert M. Hahn,   b. CALC 22 Jul 1888, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1888  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F37512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Heppler,   b. 28 Jan 1862, Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1935, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F22403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • THE HAHN BRASS FACTORY.

      The Hahn Brass Co. is a firm of which New Hamburg is proud and justly so. One has only to look over their tine, modern plant and get some insight into the character of the wares they produce, to understand why this industry is a credit, not only to the men who originated it, but also to the municipality within whose confines it is located. The business was established in 1892 and is the first and only one in Canada to manufacture brass trimmings for furniture. Though this is the case, it must be borne in mind that the initial difficulties were many and the resources of two far seeing and able business men were frequently taxed. to the utmost. The machinery requisite for this industry, particularly the dies, are very costly and the held naturally limited. Against these odds, however, the Hahn Brass Co. has made steady progress, though it is quite safe to say that two such factories in the restricted Canadian field would find it impossible to make progress or possibly to make ends meet. The President of the firm is Mr. Lewis Hahn, who was in the furniture business in New Hamburg for 25 years prior to entering the present one. The Secretary and Manager is Mr. Alfred Hahn, formerly of New York; but connected with the brass manufacturing business for many years. These gentlemen have proved a winning team. Starting with 30 hands, they now employ 56. Their business extends all over the Dominion but the great bulk of it is confined to Ontario. Trade is good, which indicates that the furniture manufacturers of Canada have always received the "square deal" from the Hahn Brass Co. The plant, which is located on Waterloo St. near the depot., consists of a main building 3o x 120 feet, two stories high, with a wing 3o x 3o feet; a brass and iron foundry 50 x 80 feet erected a year ago and a stock room 26 x 3o feet. An addition of another story to the 3o x 3o foot annex is contemplated at an early date. This is rendered doubly necessary owing to the Company having just recently gone into the manufacture of Aluminum ware. They have purchased The Berlin Aluminum Co's. plant and removed it to New Hamburg. They turn out all kinds of Aluminum utensils and as this material is coming more and more into vogue each year with the intelligent housewife, the industry, especially when in the hands of business men of the calibre of Messrs.' Hahn, has a very bright future before it. Besides Messrs. Hahn, the officers above mentioned, Mr. E. R. Beger is Vice President of the Company. Both of the active members of the firm are public-spirited men, Mr. Lewis Hahn having given many years of service at the Municipal Council Board while Mr. Alfred Hahn is at present a member of the Free Library Board.

      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

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 24 May 1876.
      02 May 1876 By Pastor J. Kirmis, Louis Hahn was married to Katharina Hammel, both of Wellesley.

    2. [S307] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1901, New Hamburg (Village) E-1 Page 11.

    3. [S251] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1881, New Hamburg 1881 Page 36.

    4. [S1054] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1911, p. 4;.

    5. [S153] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Riverside New Hamburg CC#4564 Internet Link.
      [Front/East] In/ Memory Of/ Lewis Hahn/ Born/ Jan. 23, 1852/ Died/ Aug. 20, 1945/ Hahn
      [Right/North] In/ Memory Of/ Catherine Hamel/ Beloved Wife Of/ Lewis Hahn/ Who Died/ Jan. 31, 1896/ Aged/ 43 Years 7 Months/ & 22 Days

    6. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 72.

    7. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Div. 12 Page 77.

    8. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of The United Lutheran and German Reformed Protestant Church, Greenbush, Waterloo Twp. report 127.
      John George Hahn, 29, Farmer of Waterloo, married to Elisabeth Herber, 19

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jan 1852 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1876 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lumber Yard - 1881 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1881 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Furniture Manufacturer - 1901 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Superintendant - Brass Factory - 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 MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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