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Oscar Heinrich Totzke[1]

Male 1889 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Oscar Heinrich Totzke 
    Born 16 May 1889  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Shoe Maker, Factory 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-99349 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I99349  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2021 

    Father August Frederick W. Totzke,   b. 3 Jan 1855, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Catherine Meyer,   b. 17 Nov 1849, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1921  (Age < 71 years) 
    Married 24 May 1874  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F25571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ada Elizabeth Becker,   b. May 1892, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Howard Totzke,   b. 1922,   d. 21 Feb 2008, Grand Bend, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F45128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Oscar Totzke
    Oscar Totzke
    Totzke, Oscar - Totzke, Oscar [Recto] | the Waterloo Digital Library. (2018). Digital.library.uwaterloo.ca. Retrieved 4 January 2018, from https://digital.library.uwaterloo.ca/uwdl-30542a74-5056-495e-934a-8603708f7432/totzke-oscar

  • Notes 
    • The first rubber tire manufactured at Dominion Tire in Berlin (now Kitchener) was built on January 6, 1914. 22 year-old Oscar Totzke was credited with making the tire \endash plain tread, all white, 30 inch diameter. It took about an hour for Oscar to complete the tire. Dominion Tire would eventually become part of the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company.


      Artifacts Column 4 Jan 2014 Tom Reitz

  • Sources 
    1. [S490] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Record (1994-March 2008), Obituary of Howard Totzke - 23 Feb 2008.

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-4 Page 10.

    3. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Oscar Totzke Born: 16 May 1889 County: Waterloo Father: August Totzke Mother: Catharine Meyer

    4. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div 35 Page 2.

    5. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 19.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 18 Jun 1873.
      24 May 1874 By Pastor Sagehorn in Berlin, August F.W. Totzke was married to Katharina Meyer, both of Berlin.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 May 1889 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoe Maker, Factory - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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