William Henry Kolthammer

#361, (1887 - 1966)
FatherFriedrich Wilhelm Kolthammer1 (1856 - 1906)
MotherMargarete Kathrina Kobold1 (1862 - 1935)
RelationshipSon of Friedrich Wilhelm Kolthammer
ChartsDietrich Burchard Kolthammer - Eight generations of Descendants
Friedrich Kolthammer & Margarete Kobold - children & grandchildren
William Henry Kolthammer
1954

Family 1

Lena Mary Davey (1884 - 1921)
Children

Family 2

Mary Carline (1902 - 1981)
Children
  • Charles William Kolthammer26 (1921 - 2010)
  • Kenneth William Kolthammer26 (1924 - 2002)
  • David Lawrence William Kolthammer26

Life Events

OccupationWilliam Henry Kolthammer was a school teacher for 51 years.2 
BirthHe was born on 21 Nov 1887 in 128 Queens Buildings, H Block, St. Saviour, Surrey.
Details from certificate: Henry William, father Fritz Kolthammer, Tailor (Journeyman), mother Margerreta Kolthammer formerly Koboldt, registered by father Fritz Kolthammer, 128 Queens Buildings H Block, on 2 January 1888.3,1 
BaptismHe was baptized on 20 May 1888 in St. Georges Lutheran Church, Little Alie Street, St Mary Whitechapel parish, Middlesex. The register read: Whit-Sunday, Heinrich Wilhelm, born 21 Nov 1887, son of Friedrich Kolthammer, tailor, of Soldau, Province of Hanover & wife Margaretha, formerly Koboldt, of Eichenau, Kingdom of Württembert, residence No 128, H Block Queen's Buildings Southwark, sponsor Mr Warneke, minister Rev V Stieglitz [11 children were baptised on this day].1
Heinrich Wilhelm Kolthammer
baptism from the German register
Heinrich Wilhelm Kolthammer
baptism from the English register
(with Parents) 1891 CensusWilar [sic] appeared on the 1891 Census of Southwark, St George the Martyr Civil Parish, London with his parents. He was age 3 and born in London Southwark.4 
(with Parents) 1901 CensusWilliam appeared on the 1901 Census of St George The Martyr Civil Parish, Southwark, London living in three rooms with his parents and seven siblings. William was 13, worked as an Office Boy, and was born in Southwark, London.5 
Item On 16 Mar 1902 in St George the Martyr Church, Southwark, London, William Henry Kolthammer was confirmed by the Lord Bishop of Southwark and received first communion there on Easter Day, March 30, 1902.6
William Kolthammer's Confirmation Card, 1902
Note.Family stories are that he joined the Navy to the Bahamas at 13 years old [no records of this have been found yet]. 
Photograph
William Henry Kolthammer
photo taken in England
ImmigrationHe immigrated to Canada in 1905.7,8 
Passenger ListW H Kolthammer was listed on a manifest dated 26 May 1905 for the SS Lake Manitoba, arriving in Montreal from Liverpool. He was 18 years old, single, could read and write, occupation farmer, born in England, came from London, and his destination was Brandon, Manitoba.9
The Canadian Pacific's SS Lake Manitoba
(Recipient) PhotographHe was given a photograph by his brother Frederick in Oct 1905 when William was leaving for Canada. It was inscribed "With Br Fred's best love. Oct. 1905."
Fred Kolthammer
October 1905
1906 CensusWm Kolthammer appeared on the 1906 Census of Middlechurch P.O., Manitoba, at Lot 22, enumerated 24 Jun 1906. He was a hired man with the W D Trenton family, single, age 18, born in England, immigrated in 1905.7 
Newspaper Published 27 Jul 1907 in the Manitoba Morning Free Press.

DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATIONS
Professional Teachers and Entrance Results -- Long List of Candidates Who Were Successful in Recent Tests Under Provincial Regulations.

The result of the departmental examinations is announced. There is a long list of successful candidates, especially in the tests for entrance to high schools and collegiate institutes. The lists are as follows:
[hundreds of names, including]
Kolthammer William.10
 
MarriageWilliam Henry Kolthammer married Lena Mary Davey, daughter of Henry William Davey and Emma Skinner, on 20 Jun 1908 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Information from the certificate: William Henry Kolthammer, 21, residence Birdhill, Manitoba, born London England, bachelor, student, Church of England, parents Fred Wm Kolthammer and Margaret Cobalt;
Lena Mary Davey, 24, residence Winnipeg, born Winnipeg, single, Presbyterian, parents Henry William Davey and Emma Skinner
The witnesses were Mrs F B DuVal and Mrs A D Kenefolt, both of 59 Donald Street Winnipeg, and they were married by license by D M Solandt.
[D M Solandt was the minister of Knox Presbyterian Church]11 
DirectoryWilliam and Lena were listed in the 1909 Winnipeg directory as Wm Kolthammer, student and Mrs Lena Kolthammer "m o clk T Eaton Co". They lived with Lena's parents at 306 Victor Street.12 
Land RecordWilliam Henry Kolthammer applied for a homestead on 8 Jun 1909 in SE Quarter Section 7, Township 28, Range 25, W2 Meridian, Saskatchewan. The application listed his address as 394 Victor St, Winnipeg and stated that William Henry was born in England, was a student and had a wife.13 
DirectoryHe was listed in the 1910 Winnipeg directory as " Kolthammer William clk T Eaton Co Ltd rms" at his in-laws' address, 394 Victor. Lena was not listed separately.12 
Residence William Henry Kolthammer lived on his homestead from May 2 to Nov 14, 1910. There was a pattern of spending the winter in Winnipeg and the summers working on the homestead in Saskatchewan.13 
(Dtr) BirthDaughter Emma Margaret was born on 8 Jul 1910 in Winnipeg.14 
Residence William Henry Kolthammer lived on his homestead from April 14 to Dec 8, 1911.13 
1911 CensusHe appeared on the 1911 Census of Saskatchewan, at Township 28, Range 25. Wm lived alone. He was married, born in Feb 1887 in England, age 23, immigrated in 1905, racial origin not given, English, Presbyterian, and was a farmer working on his own account who worked 52 weeks for $400. He was enumerated next to his brother in law William Davey.8 
(Dtr) BirthDaughter Mary Pauline was born on 14 Aug 1911 in Manitoba.15 
Residence William Henry Kolthammer lived on his homestead from April 15 to Nov 15, 1912.13 
Land RecordHe applied for a homestead patent on 15 Nov 1912 in SE Quarter Section 7, Township 28, Range 25, W2 Meridian, Saskatchewan. The application stated that he was 24, a farmer, post office address Imperial, a British subject by birth, lived and worked as a clerk in Winnipeg when absent from his homestead, and had a wife and 2 children living in Winnipeg. William Henry Kolthammer built a 20 x 20 foot frame house worth $450 in April 1910 and lived there May 2 to Nov 14 1910, April 14 to Dec 8 1911 and April 15 to Nov 15 1912. In 1910, he broke 10 acres, in 1911 he broke 12 acres and cropped 10, and in 1912 he broke 12 acres and cropped 22. He had no stock or other buildings.13 
Passenger ListWm Kolthammer was listed on a manifest dated 17 Mar 1913 for the SS Grampian, arriving in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from Liverpool, England. He was 25 years old, single, and had been in Faro(?) Canada 7 years before being away for 3 months. He was a teacher, born in England, and his destination was Imperial, Saskatchewan.16,17
The Canadian Pacific's SS Grampian
Note.Family recollections are that William went to school in Regina, then to Baildon as a teacher where he met his future wife Mary. 
1916 CensusWilliam Colthamer [sic] appeared on the 1916 Census of Baildon, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 Jun 1916. He was a boarder with the Gledhill family, age 30, single, born in England, Presbyterian, immigrated in 1904, of German origin, and was a school teacher.18 
Note.Lena Mary Davey Kolthammer died in March 1921 in Winnipeg.19 
MarriageHe married Mary Carline, daughter of Charles Carline and Martha Alice Fox, on 26 Mar 1920 in Baildon, Saskatchewan.2
 
1921 CensusWm, Mary, and their 2 month old son Charles appeared on the 1921 Census of Excelsior Municipality, Saskatchewan, at Section 29 Township 18 Range 12 W3. They were lodging with William Buxton in his 3 room wood house. William was 32, born in England, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1907, and worked as a School teacher earning $1400 the previous year. Mary was 19, born in England, immigrated in 1916. They were Presbyterian.20 
Newspaper Published 22 Sep 1922 in the Creston Review.

Principal Kolthammer of Canyon school has just moved into his new house on the ranch property he purchased from H Young, opposite the Hale place. He has occupied the Gilbert house since coming here early this year.21
 
DirectoryW H Kolthammer, teacher, was listed in the 1924 Wrigley Henderson amalgamated BC Directory. Erickson was the post office for Canyon.22  
Newspaper Published 1932 in the Creston Review.

Jas Turner is the latest to install a radio in his home and reports fine reception from a great variety of stations. Other radio purchasers this winter are LW Stephens, WH Kolthammer and N Larson.23
 
Voters' ListThe Kolthammers appeared on the electoral roll in 1940 in Kootenay East Electoral District, British Columbia. William was a school teacher and they lived in Canyon.24 
Voters' ListMr and Mrs William Henry Kolthammer appeared on the electoral roll in 1949. William Henry was a teacher and they lived in Canyon, BC.24 
Voters' ListWilliam Henry, teacher, and Mary appeared on the electoral roll in 1953. With them in Canyon was David Lawrence Wm, clerk.24 
DeathWilliam died on 3 Apr 1966 in Creston, British Columbia.
Information from registration: Henry William Kolthammer, residence 1st Street East, Canyon, BC, had lived in BC 45 years and Canada for 65 years. He was age 78, married to Mary Carline, born Nov 21 1887 in London England, a School Teacher who taught for 51 years, retiring in June 1964. Father was Frederick William Kolthammer, mother's name not known, both born in Germany. The informant was son Ken W Kolthammer of 200 Hosmer Street, Trail BC. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson.2 
BurialHe was buried on 6 Apr 1966 in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, British Columbia.2 
Last Edited2 Jan 2017

Citations

  1. Microfilm of the Baptisms of St George's German Lutheran Church, Whitechapel, Middlesex, 1857-1897 (Family History Library, 1752197).
  2. Death certificate of Henry William Kolthammer, died 3 April 1966, registered 3 April 1966 in the Province of British Columbia, Certificate #66-09-005172.
  3. Copy birth certificate of Henry William Kolthammer, born 21 November 1887, registered 2 January 1888 in the Registration District of St Saviour Surrey.
  4. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/346 folio 143.
  5. 1901 Census for England & Wales, RG 13/366 folio 127.
  6. Church of England, St George the Martyr Church, Confirmation Card for William Kolthammer, 16 March 1902.
  7. 1906 Census for Northwest Provinces. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. dist 8 (Selkirk), subd 19 (Kildonan & St Paul), page 34.
  8. 1911 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Saskatchewan, Humboldt (209), subdistrict 61 , page 4.
  9. Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, Library and Archives Canada images, viewed at Ancestry. RG76, T-484.
  10. Manitoba Morning Free Press (Winnipeg, Canada). Image online at Ancestry.com.
  11. Marriage certificate of William Henry Kolthammer and Lena Mary Davey, married 20 June 1908 in the Province of Manitoba, Certificate #1908-06-003483.
  12. Henderson's Directory of Winnipeg.
  13. Homestead Application for SE 7-28-25 W2, granted by Dominion Lands Office to William Henry Kolthammer, Saskatchewan, 1909.
  14. Death certificate of Emma Margaret Colthammer, died 29 Dec 1925, registered 4 Jan 1926 in the Province of Manitoba, Certificate #405.
  15. Manitoba Probate Records, 1871-1930, images of original files viewed at FamilySearch.org. Lena Mary Kolthammer or Colthammer will and probate filed in the Surrogate Court of the Eastern Judicial District of Manitoba.
  16. Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, Library and Archives Canada images, viewed at Ancestry. RG76, T-4747.
  17. Webpage Norway-Heritage, Hands Across the Sea (http://www.norwayheritage.com/).
  18. 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Saskatchewan, Moose Jaw District (23), ED 14, Page 17.
  19. Death certificate of Lena Colthamer, died 20 March 1921, registered 22 March 1921 in the Province of Manitoba, Certificate #011539.
  20. 1921 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Saskatchewan, Swift Current, Sub-District 49, Page 12.
  21. Creston Review, 22 September 1922. Digitized copy viewed online at the University of British Columbia Library Historical Newspapers.
  22. British Columbia directories on the Vancouver Public Library website.
  23. Creston Review, January 29, 1932. Digitized copy viewed online at the University of British Columbia Library Historical Newspapers.
  24. Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Images viewed at Ancestry.com.
  25. 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Manitoba, Winnipeg City (13), ED 32 in Parish of St James, Page 19.
  26. Letter from Kenneth William Kolthammer (British Columbia) to J Kolthammer.