John Albert Henry Schimming

9 December 1874–
Alice, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

The Life of John Albert Henry

When John Albert Henry Schimming was born on 9 December 1874, in Alice, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, his father, Fredrich Wilhelm Schimming, was 33 and his mother, Louise Amelia Streseman, was 21. He married Bertha in 1899, in Alice, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada.

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John Albert Henry Schimming
Marriage: 1899

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Alice, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

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World Events (8)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 9

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 12

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 32

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

North German: nickname for a person with gray or white hair, from Middle Low German schimmink ‘gray or white horse’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Henery Schomming in household of William Schomming, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • John Albert Henry Schimming, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • John Albert Henry Schimming, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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