George C. Haeberle
b. 12 April 1863, d. 26 May 1946
- Father: Georg Häberle b. 22 October 1832, d. 8 October 1896
- Mother: Charlotte Walz b. 7 December 1829, d. 8 August 1912
- George C. Haeberle was born on 12 April 1863 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- Georg Häberle and Charlotte Walz, appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Suspension Bridge PO, Niagara Falls, New York. Other members of the household included George C. Haeberle, Louisa Haeberle, Fredrika Christina Haeberle, Wilhelmina Haeberle, Barbara C. Haeberle, Charles E. Haeberle and Charlotte Haeberle.
- Georg Häberle and Charlotte Walz appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Suspension Bridge, Niagara County, New York. Other members of the household included George C. Haeberle, Wilhelmina Haeberle, Charlotte Haeberle, Charles E. Haeberle and Caroline Catharina Christine Haeberle.
- He married Margaret Fink, daughter of Konrad Fink and Margaretha Walter, on 24 September 1889 in Suspension Bridge, Niagara County, New York, at Zion Lutheran Church.
- The following appeared on 30 June 1893 in the Niagara Falls Gazette:
On Tuesday the choir of the German Lutheran church of South avenue had a delightful afternoon's outing down the river to Youngstown. Those who formed the party were the Misses Lizzie Fink, Fredericha Sippel, Libbie Sippel, Lottie Rieckhoff and Maggie Clayton and Emanuel Nussbaum, George C. Haeberle and Charles Heywang.
They stopped at the Eldorado hotel and had supper and there they dropped a little surprise upon Emanuel Nussbaum who has been a member of the choir for 13 years, during 11 of which he has served as director. This surprise was occasioned by the fact that he is about to retire frome the choir for the summer months and was in the shape of a presentation. The gift was a very handsome watch chain and charm on which was the following inscription: "E. NUSSBAUM. From the German Lutheran Church Choir. 1893.
During the outing a sail on the river was had and it added much to the pleasure of the day.
- George C. Haeberle and Margaret Fink appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 927 South Avenue. Other members of the household included Dorothea Haeberle, Walter George Haeberle, Charlotte Haeberle and George Haeberle.
- He was owner of a planing mill, according to the 1900 census.
- George C. Haeberle and Margaret Fink appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 927 South Avenue. Other members of the household included Dorothea Haeberle, Walter George Haeberle, Charlotte Haeberle, George Haeberle and Margaret Ade.
- He was a wholesale lumber merchant, according to the 1910 census.
- The following appeared on 9 August 1912 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: One of the oldest and most respected residents of Niagara Falls passed away yesterday afternoon in the death of Mrs. Charlotte Haeberle, mother of Water Commissioner George C. Haeberle. She was 83 years of age and had resided in Niagara Falls for sixty years.
Mrs. Haeberle was the widow of the late George Haeberle. She was born in Abstedt, Germany, on December 7, 1829, and came to this country in 1853, arriving in Niagara Falls on April 1st of that year. This city has ever since been her home. She was a long-time member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Surviving Mrs. Haeberle are two sons and five daughters. They are Mrs. Fredericka Tattersall, Mrs. Wilhelmina Swan, Miss Barbara C. Haeberle, Mrs. Charlotte Stein, Mrs. Carrie Paddleford, George C. Haeberle and Charles E. Haeberle, all residing in Niagara Falls.
The funeral will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p. m. from her late home and at 3 o'clock from Zion Lutheran Church. Burial at Oakwood cemetery.
- The following appeared on 20 September 1913 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Chimer -- The Niagara Falls Gazette: Zion Lutheran Church, Michigan Avenue and Tenth Street. . . . The following program of Christmas music will be rendered on the Siegel Chimes Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: . . . Mr. Karl Kammerer. Organist -- Mrs. J. Guinther. Chori -- Soprano, Miss Helen Kammerer, Mrs. W. Smale, Mrs. F. Jenss, Mrs. C. Woolcock, Miss Florence Braun; alto, Miss Ida Wagner, Mrs. W. Shea, Miss Marie Kammerer, Miss Emily Wahl; bass, E. Nussbaum, G. Haeberle, F. Jenss; tenor, M. P. Jenss, S. Wagner, J. Wahl. Director -- Mr. F. A. Jenss.
- He was a sponsor at the baptism/christening of Carl Edward Haeberle on 29 February 1916 at Zion Lutheran Church in Niagara, Niagara County, New York.
- George C. Haeberle and Margaret Fink appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 927 South Avenue. Other members of the household included Walter George Haeberle, Charlotte Haeberle, George Haeberle and Dora Fink.
- He was a lumber merchant, according to the 1920 census.
- The following appeared on 16 November 1922 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Charlotte Stine, 57 years old, No. 723 Division avenue, wife of Harry C. Stine, died at the family residence at 9:30 o'clock last evening after an illness of about five weeks. While Mrs. Stine had been critically ill for a number of days her death came as a great shock to a host of friends at the north end of the city. She was born in this city on April 23, 1865, and has resided here ever since. She was an active worker in the congregation of the Zion Lutheran church of Michigan avenue, where her loss will be keenly felt.
Besides her husband she is survived by one son George, two brothers, George C. and Charles E. Haeberle, and three sisters, Barbara Haeberle, Mrs. Carrie Paddleford and Mrs. Minnie Swan, all of this city. The funeral services will be held from the family residence Saturday afternoon. The complete details of the funeral have not yet been arranged but will be announced later.
- George C. Haeberle and Margaret Fink appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 927 South Avenue. Other members of the household included Walter George Haeberle and Dora Fink.
- He was proprietor of a lumber company, according to the 1930 census.
- George and Marguerite Haeberle and her sister Dora Fink arrived in the Port of New York on 28 March 1939 aboard the SS Santa Clara, having departed Balboa, on the 22nd. According to the passenger manifest, they were all living 927 South Avenue in Niagara Falls.
- The following appeared on 1 August 1939 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Col. and Mrs. W. G. Styer, who have been the guests of friends in Pittsburgh, Pa., return today to the home of Mrs. Styer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Haeberle, of South avenue, and will remain there until the latter part of the week before taking a cruise with friends. Col. and Mrs. Styer are from the Panama Canal Zone. . . . Col. and Mrs. W. G. Styer, of Panama Canal Zone, who have been the guests of Mrs. Styer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Haeberle, of South avenue, were the guests of honor at a lovely summer picnic party given by Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Haeberle at their home, "The Cedars," Lewiston. Twenty-two guests were present at this delightful party.
- Margaret Fink became a widow at his death.
- George C. Haeberle died on 26 May 1946 at age 83 in Niagara Fallls, Niagara County, New York, at 927 South Avenue.
- He was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- The following appeared on 27 May 1946 in the Niagara Falls Gazette:
George C. Haeberle, 83 years old, president of the Haeberle Lumber company and one of this city's most prominent businessmen and civic leaders, died early yesterday morning at his home, 927 South avenue, after a brief illness.
Despite his age, Mr. Haeberle was active until confined to his home by his fatal illness last week. In addition to his connection with the Haeberle Lumber company, founded nearly 100 years ago by his father, Mr. Haeberle was president of the Bellevue Theater corporation and the Oakwood Cemetery association and was a director of the Niagara County Savings Bank.
Although a native of Niagara Falls and a resident of this city during his entire life, Mr. Haeberle was widely traveled and had visited nearly every country in the world, travel being his chief hobby until his later years.
Active in many civic affairs, Mr. Haeberle was a member of the City Water board at the time of the erection of the filtration plants here and had an important part in improving the city's water supply. A volunteer fireman in the early days, he was one of the oldest members of the Niagara Falls Exempt Fireman's Association.
Mr. Haeberle was a lifelong member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran church, Michigan avenue and Tenth Street, and at the time of his death was an elder of that church.
He was also a member of Niagara River Lodge, No 785, F. and A.M., Niagara Falls Lodge, No. 81, I.O.O.F., and Niagara Chapter No. 17, L.O.O.M.
He was an original member and one of the organizers of the 42nd Separate company that preceded Company E, Third Infantry of the National Guard here.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Haeberle, at home; two sons, Walter, of Lewiston, and George, Jr., of this city; two daughters, Mrs. William D. Styer, Washington, D. C., and Mrs. O. N. Thompson, this city; a brother, Charles E. Haeberle, and three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Paddleford, Miss Barbara Haeberle and Mrs. Frank Swan, all of this city.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran church, with the Rev. Dr. Arthur H. Schmoyer officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.
- The following appeared on 27 May 1946 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: A void has been created in the life of this community by the passing of George C. Haeberle, whose death at the end of a long and highly productive career removes one of our most estimable citizens, a man of real worth and outstanding accomplishment in various fields of endeavor.
Mr. Haeberle was head of the lumber company which bears his family's name, a name which has many local memorials to attest to the important part which the family has played in the development of Niagara Falls. The business which he headed was founded by his father more than a century ago and the family history is a saga of pioneer accomplishment covering a long period during which the Haeberle name was linked with many worthwhile contributions to community progress.
Mr. Haeberle was known as one of the city's ablest businessmen, but he devoted a large part of his time to many other activities. He was one of the organizers of the old Forty-Second Separate company and retained an intimate association with that organization for many years. He was one of the pillars of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church and his most recent gesture in this direction was the donation of a beautiful memorial window to grace the edifice. The Oakwood Cemetery association, Bellevue Theater corporation, Niagara County Savings Bank, Exempt Firemen's association and several fraternal organizations were other enterprises which received liberal support through his interest and efforts.
A public spirited citizen of the highest type, Mr. Haeberle was a keen observer of the municipal scene and, although he shrank from conspicuous officialdom, he supported many movements designed to improve the city's welfare. One of his most notable contributions in this line was his work in behalf of a better water supply for the community.
He was a man of lofty ideals, devoted to his family and his friends, always interested in his fellow citizens. Conservative in principle, he strove for progress and improvement and the record of his efforts and accomplishments will remain as a memorial to his long and noble life.
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