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Samuel C. Bechtel[1]
Male 1853 - 1879


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  • Birth  16 May 1853  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Misfortune  1879  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    suicide 
    Eby ID Number  00007-0665 
    Died  4 Dec 1879  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    Cause: suicide 
    Buried  Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Person ID  I11474  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  Solomon Bechtel,   b. 29 Jun 1828, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1897, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Esther Clemens,   b. 15 Apr 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1905, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Nov 1850 
    Family ID  F3227  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Hespeler - A most melancholy suicide occurred near here early on Thursday morning. The victim is a young, man, named Samuel Bechtel, aged about twenty-seven. The deed was a most determined one, as he not only cut his throat entirely across, but also inflicted several horrible gashes on his forehead with an axe. When found a few minutes after committing the act he could no longer speak, and soon after breathed his last. On Wednesday morning he was caught in an attempt at hanging. After that he was closely watched, but managed to escape notice long enough to do away with himself.1a

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      Montreal Daily Witness 5 Dec 1879

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 404.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 199.

    3. [S2588] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Cemetery.
      Samuel/ Son of/ Solomon & Hester/ BECHTEL/ Died Dec. 4, 1879/ Aged 26 yrs. 6 mo. 18 days/ verse

    4. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 7.

    5. [S2286] News - Quebec, Montreal - Montreal Daily Witness, 5 Dec 1879.

    6. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 014665 (1879)..
      Name:Samuel Bechtel Gender:Male Age:26 Birth Date:abt 1853 Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario Death Date:4 Dec 1879 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    7. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 May 1853 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - suicide - 1879 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: suicide - 4 Dec 1879 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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