Christian Kloepfer

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Christian Kloepfer

Christian Kloepfer (December 22, 1847 – February 9, 1913) was a wholesale merchant and political figure in Ontario, Canada. He represented Wellington South in the House of Commons of Canada from 1896 to 1900 as a Conservative.[1]

He was born in New Germany, Waterloo County, Canada West, the son of German immigrants. Kloepfer sold hardware for carriages. In 1880, he married Elizabeth Murray.[2] Kloepfer ran unsuccessfully for reelection in 1900 and 1904. He served as a member of the municipal council for Guelph.[1] Kloepfer was a director of the Traders Bank of Canada.[3] He died in Guelph at the age of 65.[4]

Electoral record[edit]

1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christian KLOEPFER 2,578 51.4 5.4
Liberal James INNES 2,440 48.6 -5.4
Total valid votes 5,018 100.0
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hugh GUTHRIE 2,755 51.0 2.4
Conservative Christian KLOEPFER 2,649 49.0 -2.4
Total valid votes 5,404 100.0
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hugh GUTHRIE 3,694 52.7 1.7
Conservative Christian KLOEPFER 3,315 47.3 -1.7
Total valid votes 7,009 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Christian Kloepfer – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ Gemmill, AJ The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1897
  3. ^ "Guelph : perspectives on a century of change, 1900-2000 (2000)". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2009-06-26.
  4. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.