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From: John Helmut Merz <>
Subject: [UPP-CAN] Bamberg, Waterloo County, Ontario.
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 20:10:48 -0700


>From the book by Nick and Helma Mika - Places in Ontario Part I - A-E:

Bamberg, community, Wellesley Township, Regional Municipality of
Waterloo, Ontario:
The compact rural community of Bamberg is situated on a tributary of
the Nith River, about 10 miles northwest of Kitchener. Population 55
(1971). Bamberg's early settlers were of German origin. The place was
at first named Weimar after a town in Germany, but eventually it was
called Bamberg, the name of another German town.
A postoffice was opened at Bamberg in 1852, and by the 1870's the
population had reached 150. The Bamberg Hotel at that time was operated
by Henry ZIMMERMAN. Ferdinand WALTER ran the general store and also
was the postmaster.
Submitted by John Merz, listowner.

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