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Andrew Walter Eichler
Male 1922 - 1930


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  • Birth  12 Jan 1922  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Interesting Life Story  accident, drowning 
    Misfortune  1930  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    drowned in Nith River 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-196325 
    Died  27 Aug 1930  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I196325  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Jan 2019 

    Father  Frederick Pogson "Fred" Eichler,   b. 28 Mar 1879, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1958, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Wilhemina Robson,   b. 11 Jul 1889, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958 
    Family ID  F42734  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Nith River Claims Two Young Lives

      Andrew Eichler And Earl Huehn Drowned Here On Wednesday

      The River Nith took its toll of two more lives when on Wednesday afternoon, Andrew Eichler, the 8 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Eichler, and Earl Huehn, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Orlin Huehn, were drowned. The two lads were about town during the day in their youthful play and about 3 o'clock wended their way to the river below the dam where their young lives were abruptly ended in death.

      Just how the sad fatality occurred is not definitely known. The boys were seen fishing from the apron of the dam and then apparently waded onto the apron and slipped into a water hole beyond, where the water is about six feet deep.

      The first inkling of the sad affair was when a brother of the Huehn boy cried for help and said that "Earlie had gone down in the water and isn't coming up any more." It was then that the full significance of the sad affair was realized. Ernie Eichler, an uncle of one of the drowned boys was loading gravel several hundred fed from the scene of the fatality, and ran for help. The bodies were recovered about twenty minutes after the accident but all attempts at resuscitation failed and life was pronounced extinct by Dr. Anderson, who was called upon the scene.

      The victims of the sad calamity wore both cheerful and bright young boys and their death is deeply lamented. Much sympathy is felt for the two bereaved families in their affliction. The funeral of the two companions in death will be held on Saturday afternoon with private service at their parents' home. A public service will be held at 2.30 o'clock in Trinity Lutheran church, of which both children were Sunday School pupils, followed by interment in Riverside Cemetery.

      New Hamburg Independent, August 29, 1930

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      Drowning Victims Laid to Rest

      A double funeral was held here last Saturday afternoon for Andrew Eichler and Earl Huehn, the two young boys who so unfortunately lost their lives by drowning below the mill dam last Wednesday afternoon. Private services were held at the homes after which the two corteges proceeded to Trinity Lutheran church where a joint funeral service was held by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Mosig. The church was filled to the doors by sympathizing relatives and friends of both bereaved families. Following a very impressive funeral sermon the two small caskets were placed in the funeral coach and the two funeral processions proceeded side by side to Riverside cemetery where the little bodies were laid into their last resting places. The pall bearers were all schoolmates and playmates of the two departed boys. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent by sympathizing relatives and friends. Rev. Mr. Mosig also had charge of the services at the grave sides. The Eichler boy leaves his sorrowing parents, six brothers and four sisters and his grandparents. The Huehn boy leaves his grief stricken parents and two brothers.

      New Hamburg Independent, September 5, 1930

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 12 Jan 1922 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - drowned in Nith River - 1930 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Aug 1930 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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