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Edward Clayton "Clayton" Berger
Male 1898 - 1987


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  • Birth  11 Jan 1898  , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1911  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Roman Catholic 
    Invention  1943  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hockey Stick 
    Berger,Clayton-0001-HockeyStickPatent-1943.jpg
    Berger,Clayton-0001-HockeyStickPatent-1943.jpg
    Name  Clayton Berger 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-180038 
    Died  1987  [2
    Buried  Holy Family Roman Catholic Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I180038  Generations
    Last Modified  17 Jul 2018 

    Father  Joseph J. Berger,   b. Jan 1869, Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Emma Arnold,   b. Oct 1871, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  1895  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F176352  Group Sheet

    Family  Esther Jantze,   b. 1904,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F54735  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • 1943: New Hamburg man invents a better hockey stick

      New design patented by Clayton Berger of New Hamburg

      Originally, hockey sticks were manufactured out of one piece of wood. This prevented a proper curve in the heel and toe of the stick.

      But a new revolution in hockey stick construction arrived in 1943 with a patent by Clayton Berger of New Hamburg, and the hockey stick was transformed into what we know today.

      Berger's development changed the simple hockey stick into multiple different sections which came together to make the entire stick.

      This alteration allowed it to be manufactured with substantially less wasted material and also created a very light, strong and durable hockey stick.

      This exhibit and 149 more are available to view at the "To Canada with Love from Wilmot" exhibit at Castle Kilbride, which contains 150 people, places and things that helped to put Wilmot

      1943: New Hamburg man invents a better hockey stick. (2017). NewHamburgIndependent.ca. Retrieved 24 December 2017, from https://www.newhamburgindependent.ca/community-story/8020226-1943-new-hamburg-man-invents-a-better-hockey-stick/

  • Sources 
    1. [S1054] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1911, p. 3;.

    2. [S542] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Holy Roman Family RC - New Hamburg CC#4559.
      BERGER/ beloved husband/ Clayton BERGER/ 1898-1987/ loving wife/ Esther Jantze/ 1904- / beloved sister of Clayton/ Marcella BERGER R.N./ 1905-1985/ [Registered Nurses' insignia]

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Jan 1898 - , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1911 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInvention - Hockey Stick - 1943 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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