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Solomon Kraft[1, 2]
Male 1866 - 1901


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  • Birth  17 Jan 1866  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Interesting Life Story  misfortune, accident, 
    Occupation  1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Agricultural Laborer 
    Religion  1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Misfortune  Jan 1901 
    killed in accident 
    Eby ID Number  00069-4155 
    Died  8 Jan 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Buried  Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I12945  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2019 

    Father  Moses Kraft,   b. 23 May 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1907 
    Mother  Rebecca Margaret "Margaret" Hagey,   b. 1 Jun 1839, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1915, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F863  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Solomon Kraft, "was born January 27th, 1866. He is also home, working on the farm and is unmarried."

      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      Kraft, of Bridgeport, Knocked Down By a Runaway Team and Dies From His injuries.


      A serious accident took place on the farm of Mr. Moses Kraft, a mile north of Bridgeport Tuesday morning and as a result Mr. Solomon Krafft lies at his home, in a very critical condition. He was returning home from Waterloo, with a load of salt and gasolene and after allowing the horses to pass through the gate, it is thought he was about to close it when the horses wheeled round and tried to run away. In attempting to stop the horses, Mr. Krafft was knocked down, striking his head against a stone with great force, cutting it severely and causing a concussion of the brain. He was picked up in an unconscious condition and had not regained consciousness at a late hour. His condition is reported by Dr. Honsberger, who was called in as being critical and slight hopes are held out for his recovery.

      LATER

      Since writing the above we learn the unfortunate man succumbed to his injuries at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening, never regaining consciousness and living but ten hours after the accident. Regarding the circumstances of the accident, it now appears that Mr. Krafft had driven up to the stable and was in the act of putting away the horse blankets when the team turned around and made a dash towards the gate, knocking down Krafft who had overtaken them and demolishing the gate: The funeral will be held on Friday morning at 9 o[clock from the home of his father Mr. Moses Krafft, to the Breslau Cemetery. Deceased was thirty four years of age and a consistent member of the Bridgeport Evangelical Church. He was a brother of Chas. Krafft, butcher of Berlin.

      The Chronicle-Telegraph 10 Jan 1901 pg 5

  • 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..., 864.

    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..., 743.

    3. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div 2, Page 50.

    4. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      In memory of/ Jacob B.Kraft/ born Apr.20,1856/ died Oct.21,1925/ Solomon Kraft/ born Jan.17,1866/ died Jan.8,1901

    5. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 1 Page 1 Family 1.

    6. [S2545] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township North 1891, Waterloo Township, Sect. 1 Page 1.

    7. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 27933 (1901)..
      Solomon Kraft Gender: Male Age: 34 Religion: Evangelical Birth Date: abt 1867 Birth Place: Waterloo, Ontario Death Date: 8 Jan 1901 Death Place: Waterloo Twp., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Accidental Brain of Comprestion

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 17 Jan 1866 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Agricultural Laborer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jan 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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