Wellington County Methodists
  Biographies From Wellington County Atlas, 1906.


This old pioneer of' Puslinch was b. Wittenburg, Germany, and settled in Puslinch with his family, where they were among the very first settlers of the township, and where the family has always borne a respected name.

His son, the late Christopher Calfas, was b. in Germany, and came to Canada with his parents in early youth. He m. Sophia Motz, dau. of Jacob Motz, b. in Alsace, who was a soldier in Napoleon's army, and fought in the battle of Waterloo.

Charles F. Calfas, the subject of this sketch, is A son of the latter and a grand-son of the late John Calfas. He was b. in Puslineh in 1851, and raised there. In 1874 he m. Christina Werner. He had just returned from a two years' stay at Crediton, Huron Co., where he learned the brick business, which he pursued for three years at Morriston.

In 1876 he entered the employ of W. L. Smith, at Drew, and two years later made a contract with his employer to make bricks by the thousand at a stipulated price. In 1890 they formed a co-partnership under the firm name of Smith and Calfas, which has since been continued. They do an extensive and very prosperous business. After the death of his first wife he m. in 1886 Lizzie Drummond.

The family belong to the Methodist church, and in polities Mr. Calfas is a Conservative. His only son, Henry, is in the employ of the firm as engineer.

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