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Christopher Kraus[1]
Male Cal 1820 - 1880


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  • Birth  CALC 10 Oct 1820  Kaltenbach, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1852  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Carpenter 
    Occupation  1852  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    joiner 
    Occupation  1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Inn Keeper 
    Religion  1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Occupation  1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    carpenter 
    Occupation  1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Hotel Keeper 
    Baden Hotel 1878
    Baden Hotel 1878
    Baden, Ontario Christopher Kraus
    Religion  1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-121103P 
    Died  13 Feb 1880  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: Asthma & Inflammation fo the lungs, Dur. about 3 years 
    Buried  Fairmount Cemetery, Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I121103  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Jun 2018 

    Family  Elizabeth "Elise" Bernhardt,   b. 8 Mar 1834, , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Dec 1852  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 10
    Children 
     1. Ferdinand A. "Fred" Kraus,   b. 9 Jan 1853, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1922
     2. Bertha Kraus,   b. 27 Sep 1856, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1936, Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Louisa Kraus,   b. 14 Feb 1861, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1943, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Henry Louis Kraus,   b. CALC 28 Jun 1863, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1888, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Wilhelmina "Minnie" Kraus,   b. CALC 4 Jul 1867, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1883
     6. Annie B. Kraus,   b. 1869, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959
     7. Ernst Ludwig Kraus,   b. 23 May 1871, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F30229  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The Baden Hotel is one of the oldest operating taverns in Canada. The land on which the Baden Hotel is located was purchased by Christoph Kraus from Jacob Beck, the village planner and founder, in 1858. Kraus originally built a frame hotel, which was replaced by the current hotel, in 1874.

      The centrally-located Baden Hotel is located on the main street, in the Village of Baden, and is adjacent to the Grand Trunk Railway Station. As a result of their close proximity, the Baden Hotel provided the public a place to wait for the arrival and departure of the trains. The commercial life of the community was centred around the Baden Hotel. As train travel decreased the hotel served as the first bus depot in the village.

      The Baden Hotel's location on the village's main street also served to make the hotel the centre of social activities. Band practices, community dances, weddings and meetings were frequently held at the hotel. Baden's politicians often ate here after their meetings and also treated voters after successes on Nomination Day.

      The Baden Hotel is a unique example of the Georgian style of architecture. It is constructed of buff brick, laid in common bond, with a fieldstone foundation. It is two-and-a-half-storeys in height. Its unique features include a cut corner entrance and walls that are oriented to the angles of the streets. Typical of the Georgian style, it features east and west elevations, with three bays and a gable end, with a lancet window in the peak. The west elevation, which faces the Railway Station, acted as the main entrance during the peak of railway transportation. The north elevation, fronting on to Snyder's Road West, now the front fa├žade, is symmetrical, with seven bays. Most of the windows have 6 over 6 double hung sashes. All of the bay windows have lugsills and are surmounted by radiating brick voussoirs.

      Sources: Township of Wilmot By-law 2003-03; Baden Hotel, Historical Sketch, Michael D. Longo, 1985.

      HistoricPlaces.ca - HistoricPlaces.ca . (2018). Historicplaces.ca. Retrieved 4 April 2018, from http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=10080

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Charles Kepke, 23, res. Waterloo, b. Brandenburg Prussia, s/o Ernest & Mary, married 23 Feb 1869 Elizabeth Kraus, 19, res. Wilmot, b. Hesse Darmstadt, d/o Conrad & Elizabeth

    2. [S270] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1852, Pg 3.

    3. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 4.

    4. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 3 Page 38.

    5. [S300] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Fairmount Baden CC#4557 Cemetery Internet Link.
      [west] In Memory Of/ Minnie/ Died April 4, 1883/ Aged 15 Yrs. & 9 Mos./ Also/ Henry L./ Died Dec. 20, 1888/ Aged 25 Y'rs. 5 Mos. & 22 Ds./ Son & Dau Of/ Christopher & Elizabeth Kraus/ We Loved Them Yes, No Tongue Can Tell/ How Much We Lov'd Them And How Well/ God Lov'd Them Too And He Thought Best/ To Take Them Home With Him To Rest/ Kraus
      [east] In Memory Of/ Christopher Kraus/ Died Feb. 13, 1880/ Aged 59 Yrs. 4 Mos./ & 3 Dy's./ A Loving Friend, A Husband Dear/ A Tender Parent Lieth Here/ Great Is The Loss We Here Sustain/ But Hope In Heaven To Meet Again

    6. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 12 Page 68.

    7. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 16423 (1879)..
      Christoph Kraus d. 13 Feb 1880, 59y, 4m, 3d, occ. Hotelkeeper. b. Klatenbach, HesseDarmstadt, Germany, cause: Asthma & Inflammation fo the lungs, Dur. about 3 years

    8. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Christoph Kraut, joiner of Preston married 21 Dec 1852 in Greenbush by license to Elisabeth Bernhardt of Preston, wit: Hubert Kratzmeyer of Preston and Balthasar Mogk of Preston

    9. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, birth certificate 5417 (1871), Ernst Ludwig Kraus, accessed 24 May 2010..
      Ernst Ludwig Kraus Date of Birth: 23 May 1871 Gender: Male Birth County: Waterloo Father's Name: Christoph Kraus, carpenter of Wilmot Mother's Name: Elizabeth Bernhart

    10. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Fredereck W. Bindemann, Minister of The United Lutheran and German Reformed Protestant Church, Greenbush, Waterloo Twp., 1 Jan. 1852 - 1 Jan. 1853 #226.
      Christoph Kraus, Joiner, to Elisabeth Bernhardt, both of Preston. Rev. Bindemann. Wit. Hubert Kratsmeyer and Balthasar Mogk, both of Preston.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - CALC 10 Oct 1820 - Kaltenbach, , Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1852 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - joiner - 1852 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Dec 1852 - Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Inn Keeper - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - carpenter - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Asthma & Inflammation fo the lungs, Dur. about 3 years - 13 Feb 1880 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairmount Cemetery, Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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