Waterloo Public Library Digital Collection
Albert Heer Biography


Description
Creator:
Little, Ellis, Author
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Articles
Description:
This is a handwritten biography of Albert Heer from the Ellis Little Papers. This biography has been transcribed exactly as written. Ellis Little was a local historian, who was the principal of Elizabeth Ziegler Public School. On his retirement, he invested much of his time in researching and writing about Waterloo's history. The Ellis Little Papers consist of extensive notes, papers and historical works.
Notes:
To see the original document please visit the Ellis Little Local History Room at the Main Branch of the Waterloo Public Library
Date Of Event:
1891-1972
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Heer, Albert ; Oetzel, Louisa ; Heer, Jacob
Collection:
Ellis Little Papers: Men and Women of Our Past
Language of Item:
English
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original:
Ellis Little Papers
Contact
Waterloo Public Library
Email
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Agency street/mail address

35 Albert Street, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 5E2

Full Text

Born: 1891, Died: 1972 (November 11)
Married: Louisa Oetzel

Albert Heer was born in Petersburg where his father Jacob was a carpenter. He followed in his father's footsteps when he moved to Waterloo, becoming a carpenter and operating a building contracting business. He served in the Canadian army during World War One. He was much interested in local politics as a member of council in the 1930s. He was on the commission that built the new K-W hospital opened in 1952 and was an advocate for the Waterloo Memorial Arena opened in 1947. One of his most volatile topics while on Council was the question of Daylight Saving Time. In 1936 he and others in council succeeded in rejecting daylight time and during that summer clocks in Kitchener and Waterloo differed by 1 hour.

Sources:
Waterloo County Councillors, A Collective Biography.
Obituary, Kitchener Waterloo Record, November 13, 1972.

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Albert Heer Biography


This is a handwritten biography of Albert Heer from the Ellis Little Papers. This biography has been transcribed exactly as written. Ellis Little was a local historian, who was the principal of Elizabeth Ziegler Public School. On his retirement, he invested much of his time in researching and writing about Waterloo's history. The Ellis Little Papers consist of extensive notes, papers and historical works.