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William Zinger

William Zinger

Male 1844 - 1931  (86 years)

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  • Name William Zinger 
    Born 14 Sep 1844  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Shoemaker 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Roman Catholic 
    Residence 1868  Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    hotel keeper 
    Business 1907  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Grand Union Hotel 
    • Grand Union Hotel was formerly named the North American Hotel operated by Alexander Von Neubronn
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    Twin-City Directory and Official Guide of the Towns of Berlin and Waterloo 1907
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Hotel Operator 
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    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Catholic 
    Residence 1921  5 Grove Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Roman Catholic 
    Retired 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-94160 
    Died 12 Jun 1931  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: senility, cardio-renal disease, hypostatic pneumonia (3 days) 
    Buried Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I94160  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2021 

    Father Aloysious Zinger,   b. 30 Jun 1813, Soufflenheim, District of Haguenau, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1889  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Maria Anna Linser,   b. 17 Nov 1819, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1877, Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Family ID F18477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Paulina Batte,   b. 6 Mar 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1935  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1868  , Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. John Aloysius Zinger,   b. 16 Apr 1871, Ambleside, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1903, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     2. Rev. Albert L. Zinger,   b. 11 Jan 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William N. Zinger,   b. 10 Dec 1875, Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Joseph Zinger,   b. 2 Mar 1877, Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Rosina C. Zinger,   b. 17 Jan 1879, Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Mary Zinger,   b. Feb 1881, Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Eli E. Zinger,   b. 22 Apr 1889, Teeswater, Culross Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Herbert B. Zinger,   b. 19 Jun 1891, Teeswater, Culross Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. George Zinger,   b. 1894, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. George A. Zinger,   b. 8 Nov 1894, Teeswater, Culross Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F24089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    William Zinger
    William Zinger
    Custom Cigar Box

  • Notes 
    • King Street , North Side

      From Francis to Water Street.

      he ground was used by H. F. J. Jackson for stabling, etc., on his contract for building the Grand Trunk Railway through a large part of Waterloo County. Later he built his residence on this plot.

      The plot east of Water Street was used as a drill ground by the Berlin Volunteer Company of the Waterloo Battalion, 1864-67. They mostly drilled in the evenings and had some quite young volunteers, Jacob Stroh, 16 years, one of them. The trustees of the New Jerusalem Church bought the corner in 1869 and in 1870 erected the present Church. This had the first pipe organ in Berlin, built by Claus Maas of Preston.

      Haller's hat and felt-working shop. He made the first felt boots and shoes, worn largely by the farmers, in winter, in this vicinity.

      Open space up to Henry Brickner's house.

      A frame building one and one-half story high and located a little back of the street. Later a brick building was erected on the open space. At the westerly corner of Young Street Mr. Bricker built a cooperage in 1860.

      At the easterly corner of Young and King Streets was Wendell Brunner's blacksmith shop, a rough frame building. Behind it, on Young Street, was another frame building used as a waggon shop by Christian Huinbrecht.

      Vacant place and next a three story brick building, lengthwise with King Street, divided into two parts, used as stores for a short time. Later it was a paint shop and still later a warehouse for the Simpson factory across the road. The third floor of this building was the first habitat of the Berlin Militia, organized in 1864 at the time of the American Civil War. Colonel Pickering was the first drill master. He was sent from England to drill the Canadian Militia. The local company had at first no rifles and had to use Wooden substitutes for their drills.

      A three story brick building erected by C. Schneucker and used as a hotel. The third floor was a large hall used for a number of years, for balls and concerts. Paul Schmidt moved into the building in 1860. It was then called the Schneucker and Schmidt Hotel. A later landlord was Mr. Zinger and the name was changed to The North American Hotel. Toward the rear and just east of the Hotel was a barn and horse shed, with wide approach from King Street.

      A one and one-half story frame house 15 or 20 feet back from the street line with gable and veranda facing King Street, occupied by Paul Schmidt and later by his widow.

      A very early building one and one-half story, rough cast; the dwelling of Sam Trout, a blacksmith. A later occupant was James Godbold, son of Godbold who lived on the corner of Wellington and King Streets. Jacob, son of James, brakeman on the Grand Trunk, was killed while on top of a freight car in St. Mary's, the train passing under a low bridge which Godbold did not see as he was looking at a circus beside the track.

      A tailor shop was also in this building which stood originally at the corner of Foundry and King Streets.

      A two story brick building with gable toward King Street and occupied by Henry Gauntley. On the second floor there was a paint shop and at the rear a wagon shop.

      A brick building, the blacksmith shop, for many years, of Sam Trout.

      A vacant lot.

      At the Foundry St. corner a frame building, Reinhold Lang's tannery with his house, alongside, one and one-half story with frame porch. Later Mr. Lang moved his business to Charles Street, the site of the present Lang Tanning Co. plant. Jacob Y. Shantz erected the Canadian Block, three story brick, corner of King and Foundry Streets, in 1856. The front was set back from the street line and had a verandah extending to the edge of the sidewalk. There were three stores, the corner, Cole and Graf, druggists; then Wm. Young, groceries and liquors; and next H. S. Huber, general store. The old blacksmith shop was used as a warehouse by Huber.

      The Canadian Block while still fairly new, burned down about 1862 in the Spring. The fire started in the corner drug store, during the night. The walls remained standing after the fire was out but were considered dangerous and were pulled down by the firemen. One wall, in this operation, fell on H. S. Huber's warehouse, which had not been burned and in which he had large quantities of supplies. The firemen were blamed for not having notified Huber so that he could have removed his goods before the wall was thrown over.


      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. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, a-2 pg 7.

    2. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      William Zinger b. 14 Oct 1844 Germany, d. 15 Jun 1931 Kitchener, s/o Al. Zinger (b. Alsace Lorraine) & Marg Senslner (b. Germany) buried Mount Hope, cause: senility, cardio-renal disease, hypostatic pneumonia (3 days)

    3. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 1 Pg 8.

    4. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 28 Pg. 10.

    5. [S69] Vit - ON, Bruce - Bruce County Marriage Register 1858 -1869.
      William Zinger Birth Place: Canada Residence: Carrick Township Age: 24 Estimated birth year: abt 1844 Father Name: A. Mother Name: M. Linister Spouse Name: Paulina Batte Spouse's Age: 18 Spouse Birth Place: Canada Spouse residence: Carrick Township Spouse Father Name: J. H. Spouse Mother Name: A. Leirhnam Marriage Date: 24 Oct 1868 Marriage County: Bruce

    6. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Woolwich District 10 Page 98.

    7. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 19 Page 10.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Sep 1844 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoemaker - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Roman Catholic - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1868 - Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Oct 1868 - , Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - hotel keeper - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Grand Union Hotel - 1907 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Operator - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Catholic - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Roman Catholic - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: senility, cardio-renal disease, hypostatic pneumonia (3 days) - 12 Jun 1931 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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