Several of the Hibner family members came to live and die in the Poorhouse during the second half of the nineteenth century. Daniel Hibner, who never stayed in the Poorhouse but had many relatives that did, became a prominent figure in Kitchener from being the mayor of Berlin in 1894 and founding a furniture under his name.Read More
Category: Community Leaders
The individuals who make up this section include a variety of middle and upper class members of Waterloo County that contributed in some way to the House of Industry and Refuge. You will find stories on some of the reeves and mayors who committed paupers to the House, some who provided supplies or provisions, some of the people who advocated for better treatment of the inmates, and others who were indifferent or prejudice towards the people in the House.