Jacob Gaukel Stroh glass negatives collection
- Jacob Gaukel Stroh, Photographer
- Media Type
- Item Type
- Glass negatives
- Digital copies of 126 glass negatives created and accumulated by Jacob Gaukel Stroh. The photographs document Waterloo County, specifically what is now the cities of Waterloo and Kitchener between ca. 1880 and 1930. The photographs include images of the Stroh family, family homesteads, trees and logging operations.
- Jacob G. Stroh was a well-known Waterloo historian and archaeologist. Born September 25, 1848, child of Henry and Susannah Gaukel, his grandfather was Frederick Gaukel, owner of the Walper Hotel. On May 7, 1870 Stroh married Elisabeth Seiler, with whom he had eight children: Ida, Ella, Edward, Edgar, Edna, Olivia, Albertha and Nathaniel.
Employed by the Breithaupt (Guelph) and Lang tanneries, Stroh established his own tannery on Bridgeport Road in Waterloo. He studied aboriginal history and collected aboriginal artifacts from local farms and forests.
His public service included forty years as a member of the Waterloo Library Board. Stroh died May 23, 1935 and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.
His collection was donated to Doon Pioneer Village.
See: http://generations.regionofwaterloo.ca/getperson.php?personID=I43723&tree=generations for further information.
Biographical details adapted from the Region of Waterloo Archives.
- Circus animals
Berlin and Waterloo Hospital
Grand River Hospital (Kitchener, Ont.)
Stroh, Jacob Gaukel
Waelchli, Frederick E., Rev.
Church of the New Jerusalem (Kitchener, Ont.)
Hughes, Elizabeth Alena
Water tower (Kitchener, Ont)
Pine street (Kitchener, Ont.)
10 Shanley street (Kitchener, Ont.)
229 Lexington road (Waterloo, Ont.)
- Personal Name(s)
- Stroh, Jacob Gaukel
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