15 January 2014

Wedding Wednesday: James Burnett Chalmers and Emma Louise Fredrich

James Burnett Chalmers met Emma Louise Fredrich when he was in the United States apprenticing for plumbing and tinsmiting.  They were married on  6 June 1905 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada.

Source:  "Ontario Canada Marriages, 1801-1928," digital images, Ancestry.com (ancestry.com : accessed 2 October 2011), Entry for Emma Fredrick.

Emma is the daughter of Johann August Fredrich and Louise Zastrow Fredrich. She was born in Manistee, Michigan on 13 July 1876.  James was born in Lethnot, Scotland to John Chalmers and Catherine Burnett.

James and Emma lived their lives in Canada.  First in Owen Sound, then Point Ann, Teeswater, and Durham before settling in Acton, Ontario, Canada.  They were the parents of eight children:  Catherine, Lottie, Robert, Mary, Oral, Margaret, Audrey, and Richard.

I have gotten to know my grandaunt through her granddaughter Mari.  Check back to learn more about James and Emma's family.


  1. Hello I'm Robert Burnett Chalmers, my father was Wilbur Burnett Chalmers, I had an Aunt Oral (husband Stan), Aunt Audrey (husband Boots), Aunt Mary never married lived in Toronto ON.
    I have Pictures like You have posted. also an Uncle Bob who lived in Guelph ON. Gramma & Grampa lived in Acton, Mom & Dad lived in Chatham ON were I was raised.
    I was wondering why Dad's name got missed in Your blog ?

  2. It is great hearing from you Robert. Was Wilbur Burnett Chalmers a son of James and Emma? I haven't come across that name before. Maybe, I have the childrens names wrong. I would love to add his information to my tree. Would you please email me at brae957@gmail.com and we can share information? Thank you.