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Gladys Homeyer
Female 1901 - 1920


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  • Birth  Oct 1901  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Interesting Life Story  accident, drowing, story 
    Religion  1911  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Mennonite 
    Misfortune  1920  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    drowned 
    Name  Gladys Hohmeier 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-205093 
    Died  25 Jun 1920  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I205093  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Jan 2019 

    Father  William Homeyer,   b. 7 Aug 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1937, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Ann Good,   b. 16 Feb 1870, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1934 
    Married  4 May 1898  Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F6198  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Sad Drowning of Two Kitchener and Waterloo Girls

      A most distressing and sad drowning accident occurred last Friday afternoon in connection with the annual picnic of the staff of the Mutual Life Assurance Company of Waterloo, in which Miss Gladys Hohmeier, aged 19, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hohmeier, of Kitchener, and Mrs. Edna L. Kaufman, aged 20, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Kaufman, of Waterloo, were the victims.

      The sad fatally occurred in the Grand River at the farm of Eugene Pequegnat, 1½ miles east of Breslau, where the picnic was held.

      A number of girls had gone in bathing and Miss Kaufman and Miss Hohmeier started to wade across the river and got beyond their depth and sank, being unable to swim. The other girls were also unable to swim and could render no assistance. The bodies were recovered in twenty to thirty minutes [unreadable] Kitchener pulmotor which was summoned worked over them for an hour but without avail.

      Both young ladies were highly thought of and their sad death cast a gloom over the Twin City. They were both the only daughter in the family and are survived by their parents and four brothers each.

      The funeral of Miss Kaufman took place on Monday afternoon and that of Miss Hohmeier on Tuesday

      New Hamburg Independent, July 2, 1920

  • Sources 
    1. [S342] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1911, Breslau, Waterloo Township Div. 5 Page 17.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - Oct 1901 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - drowned - 1920 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jun 1920 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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