Waterloo Public Library Digital Collection
Christopher Huether Biography


Description
Creator:
Little, Ellis, Author
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Articles
Description:
This is a handwritten biography of Christopher Huether 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
Subject(s):
Corporate Name(s):
Huether Hotel ; Lion Brewery ; Rebscher's Brewery
Local identifier:
ELP 51.96
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: 1831, Died: 1898
Married: Martha Kleeberger

Christopher, son of Adam Huether, was born in Germany and as his father had been, he became a brewer. When the family moved to Waterloo in 1853, he helped his Dad when he took over Rebscher's Brewery and later in their own Lion Brewery. After 1860 Christopher became the owner of the hotel and brewery. He worked very hard to build up the business and constructed a larger hotel on King St. Business was looking up when in 1880 he remodeled the hotel and added the beautiful Victorian facade. The establishment was now a show place in the hospitality industry. When Christopher died in 1898 ownership passed to Chris N. who found that a large mortgage on the place was outstanding. The holder of the mortgage decided to foreclose and Christopher Nicholas lost the property.

Sources:
Marg Rowell et. al. Welcome to Waterloo
Kitchener-Waterloo Record, March 30, 1948
Obituary, Waterloo Chronicle, Sept 27, 1898.
Census Figures, Town of Waterloo, 1881.
Historical Atlas of Waterloo and Wellington Counties
Ellis Little, Early Waterloo Hotels, unpublished.
The Art and Mystery of Brewing in Ontario, Ian Bowering.

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Christopher Huether Biography


This is a handwritten biography of Christopher Huether 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.