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

John George Schmidt[1]

Male 1831 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name John George Schmidt 
    Born 29 May 1831  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1856  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Name George Schmidt 
    Residence 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    shoemaker 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Shoemaker 
    Residence 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Shoemaker 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Shoemaker 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    shoe maker 
    Residence 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-28171P 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I28171  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father John Schmidt,   b. Abt 1800, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Catharine Rau,   b. Abt 1800, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F7574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Margaretha Wenk,   b. 18 Oct 1838, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 16 Jul 1861  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. John Henry "Henry" Schmidt,   b. 18 Apr 1862, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. George Simon Schmidt,   b. 1863, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Louisa S. Schmidt,   b. 26 Jun 1864, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Anna E. Schmidt,   b. 26 Nov 1868, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959  (Age 90 years)
     5. Carl Heinrich Eckhardt "Charles" Schmidt,   b. 7 May 1871, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1938, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Philip Schmidt,   b. 1873, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Louis Schmidt,   b. 21 May 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Emma Maria Schmidt,   b. 23 Jun 1878, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F7340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • King Street, Kitchener

      Benton to Eby Street.-Successive occupation was as follows: From Benton Street easterward, before 1855, a one-story brick building with gable facing King Street was erected at the corner and used by Jacob Benner as blacksmith shop. Later Benner moved to West Montrose and the next occupant was Valentine Gildner and after him his son John Gildner . This blacksmith shop continued until comparatively recent years. A frame building painted white, with veranda in front, was Gildner s residence..

      Vacant lot.

      A tinsmith shop owned by Mr. Lehnen . This had a nice front with two good-sized glass windows on either side of the door.

      A dwelling house built by Henry Rothaermel 1848-9. He was a carpenter and later was market clerk and tax collector.

      A lane.

      A one and one-half story building, with gable facing King Street and a verandah extending over the sidewalk, occupied by a Mr. Coleman 1855-1860. Adjoining it was a warehouse. The store passed to Coleman's son and then to John Kegel. Later John George Schmidt, shoemaker, occupied the building.

      A lane.

      A double, frame building about 50 feet along King St.; the east half used as a dwelling had a veranda; the west half was occupied by Charles Koehn, shoemaker.

      Open space.

      Dwelling of Gabriel Bowman, carpenter, who built the house.

      A one and one-half story building occupied by Balzar Allendorf, a coverlet weaver, about 1840. Allendorf later moved to New Hamburg. There was a veranda at the front of the house and under it a well. Cattle ran at large in the streets at this time and one Sunday afternoon a steer got on the veranda floor, which was partly rotted, broke through, fell into the well and had to be pulled out by means of a windlass. The building was torn down later.
      frame building ocupied by Henry Sippel, former employee of Allendorf, as a weaver's shop.

      In 1855 there was a frame building one and one-half story high along King Street divided into two parts, one part a dwelling and the other part a hat shop, owned by John Kidder, who made felt hats and old-fashioned bonnets. The shop was a few steps above the sidewalk level.

      A dwelling.

      A one and one-half story frame building lengthwise with King street occupied by a widow, Mrs. Caroline Lehnen.

      A driveway.

      A two story brick building with gable toward King Street, occupied by J. J. Lehnen, son of the widow Lehnen, as a copper and tinsmith shop and a store. Lehnen made his own tinware. Later Jacob Doebler occupied this building as a bakery.

      A one and one-half story frame building with gable toward King Street occupied by George Yantz, a cabinet maker. He had a tavern in this same building for a time, and lived there.

      In the early years a garden.

      A small shop with sloping roof used by Christian Enslin as a book store and book-bindery, the first book-bindery in Berlin Enslm arrived in Berlin about 1830. Jacob Stroh remembers going with his father to the store to buy school supplies. Enslin later was editor, for Henry Eby, the publisher, of the Deutsche Canadier which began publication in 1840.

      Enslin's House, one-half story, frame, standing lengthwise with King Street and having a veranda over the door, was on the site of Dr. Hetts present office and house. At the rear there was an orchard.

      About 60 feet back of King Street there was a house built by Henry Eby. Shubel Randall, brother of George Randall, lived in it later. In 1860 the building was destroyed by fire and a servant girl Dina Hertz, perished in the flames. The walls remaining standing, the house was re-built, and is still in use.

      A brick building, abutting on King Street with gable facing the street, was Henry Eby's printing office. The main floor was she or seven feet above the sidewalk level. In 1860 this building was changed to a church and was the first Anglican Church in Berlin.

      A frame building, one end of which was used by Henry Bowman as a general store; he lived in the other end. This was known as the Bowman building. Later William Stein had a tailor shop in it and after him William Thoms used it as a shoe repair shop.

      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

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      Frederick Street, East Side.

      On the corner Millar's store and at its rear a warehouse belonging to it, a two story building with gable toward Frederick Street.

      A vacant lot, site of the present Market Building, surrounded by a six foot hoard fence, customary in those days to keep out cattle, which had the freedom of the streets. A one and one-half story frame building with porch in front occupied by Mr. Yeck who died of being bled by a layman when he was Dr. Scott's patient. A man Geiger married the widow and lived in the building.

      A small frame building occupied by Geo. Schmidt.

      A small frame building occupied by Wm. Stein.

      A two story frame building with a small portico painted white over the front door, the house occupied by Thomas Pierce, then Principal of the Central School and later by Herman Rathman.

      On the corner, now occupied by Dr. Honsberger's residence, a two story brick building for some time the residence of Sheriff Davidson. Before that, 1840-1860, Jacob Kramer occupied the building as a tavern. Kramer was known as Strumpf Weber (stocking weaver) from a former occupation in a shop on Oueen Street S.

      Weber Street. On the corner a large brick building erected by Christian Enslin about 1855 with veranda along the entire Frederick Street front and on it a narrow gallery at the second floor. The building is still in use for stores with the veranda removed. At one time it was occupied as a tavern.

      A one and one-half story frame building lengthwise with Frederick St. On the easterly corner of what is now Spetz St., a two story brick building, set back somewhat from the street, the house of Peter Rebscher. It had a large sign, "Peter Rebscher Brewer"; in the rear was the brewery, a two story frame building, and a large barn. A later brewer was Jacob Summer and after him, in 1862, Joseph Spetz had the house and brewery until he died.

      A vacant lot belonging to John Roth and later to Simon Roy who used it as a nursery for shrubs and rare trees.

      The old Central School and grounds, the school now remodelled and greatly enlarged to the present handsome Suddaby School. The Central School building had a belfry on top with at first a small bell and later a larger one. Jacob Stroh rang this bell as long as he attended the Central School, later W. H. Breithaupt had this charge for a time.

      A frame building occupied by Yost Kimmel, a carpenter.

      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. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 5104-1871 Carl Heinrich Schmidt.

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, A-1 pg 1.

    3. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 40.

    4. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 61.

    5. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Sect. 2 Page 9.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 25 Jul 1861.
      July 16, 1861 John George Schmith and Anna Margaretha Wenk, both of Berlin, by Rev. Bindemann

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      John George Schmidt Born: Germany Res: Berlin Age: 27 Father: John Mother: Cath Rau Born: 1834 Spouse: Ann Marg Wink Age: 23 born: Germany Res: Berlin Born: 1838 Father: John Mother: Ana Eva Volkar married 16 Jul 1861

    8. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 May 1831 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1856 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jul 1861 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - shoemaker - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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