Tanner, business owner, historian, amateur botanist, archeologist, photographer, educator, local champion, council member, and member of Berlin’s (Kitchener’s) 29th Militia Regiment: this was Jacob Gaukel Stroh (1848-1935).
Stories from the MacGregor/Albert Heritage Conservation District: 35 Central St and Woldemar Neufeld
Local artist, Woldemar Neufeld, lived at 35 Central Street after fleeing with his family from the USSR in 1924.
I am often asked about the 1820 log schoolhouse that sits prominently in the centre of Waterloo Park and although I usually tell its early story, I rarely get to share how or why it came here or what happened to it once it did. I would like to rectify that.
A number of interesting blogs have emerged over the past year that pay homage to the Waterloo Region’s heritage, and to the City of Waterloo’s heritage in particular. One of the newest blogs, launched in the fall by local historian Karl Kessler and colleagues is Mary Allen Stories which, as its name suggests, publishes stories about the interesting places and people in that neighbourhood.