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Ernst Rebelski
Male 1907 - 1954


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  • Birth  Dec 1907  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Misfortune  Jun 1954  Labyrinth Lake, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    drowned with spouse 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-181002 
    Died  13 Jun 1954  Labyrinth Lake, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I181002  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  Gottfried Rebelski,   b. 1 Apr 1871, , Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1920, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Agnes Ernst,   b. 9 Apr 1871, Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1957, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Jul 1901  Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F5391  Group Sheet

    Family  Nellie Storrier,   d. 13 Jun 1954, Labyrinth Lake, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joan Ernst Rebelski
    Family ID  F52763  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Former Resident and Wife Drowned in Northern Ontario

      A former New Hamburg resident and his wife were drowned Sunday evening in a boating accident near their home in Northern Ontario. The victims of the accident were Ernst Rebelski and his wife, Nelly, residents of Virginiatown, Ontario, 26 miles east of Kirkland Lake. The accident occurred when the couple were on a fishing trip with their 19-year-old daughter, Joan, and her husband, 23-year-old Tom Rowe, on Labyrinth Lake, eight miles northeast of Virginiatown on the Ontario-Quebec border. Mrs. Rowe, who rescued her husband from the lake reported that they were ready to return home and her father was in the act of starting the outboard motor on the boat when he fell into the water. When they attempted to pull him back into the boat, it capsized, throwing all four into the lake. Mrs. Rowe swam 60 feet to shore towing her unconscious husband, but was not able to rescue her mother and father. She applied artificial respiration for over an hour before Mr. Rowe regained consciousness. When the group did not return, a friend went to search for them, and they were found at about three a.m., some seven hours after the mishap. The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Rebelski were later recovered. Mrs. Rowe had served as a lifeguard at Kirkland Lake for several years and had twice previously saved persons from drowning. She visited her grandmother here last summer. Mr. Rebelski was born in New Hamburg 47 years ago, a son of Agnes Rebelski and the late Gottfried Rebelski, a former teacher at the local public school. He attended school here and played hockey and baseball with local teams. Before leaving town about 25 years ago he had been employed at the Bank of Commerce here. His mother has been a patient in hospital in Kitchener since last summer. Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Rebelski were held at Kirkland Lake on Wednesday.

      New Hamburg Independent, June 18, 1954

  • Sources 
    1. [S1054] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1911, p. 21;.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - Dec 1907 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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