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Alva Grenzabach
Male 1898 - 1920


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  • Birth  2 Oct 1898  East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Interesting Life Story  drowning, misfortune 
    Religion  1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Mennonite 
    Misfortune  Jun 1920  Lakeside, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    drowned 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-231956 
    Died  3 Jun 1920  Lakeside, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  17th Line Cemetery, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I231956  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Jan 2019 

    Father  William H. Grenzabach,   b. 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Emma Wegenast,   b. 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F52139  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Drowned While Bathing

      Alva Grenzebach, a young farmer, of East Zorra, was drowned at Lakeside, near Woodstock, last Thursday evening while bathing. He was unable to swim, but had been holding on to a piece of wood, which floated out into deep water. Several companions were with him and they noticed his hands suddenly slip from the buoy he was holding and saw him sink. He was not seen to again rise to the surface. Grappling hooks, and rescuers at once set to work and the body was recovered, death having taken place within a short time after the submerging. The body had lodged in the mud at the bottom of the lake and was recovered with difficulty. The late young man was 21 years of age.

      New Hamburg Independent, June 11, 1920

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      We are indeed sorry to mention the untimely death of one of Zorra's bright young men in the person of Mr. Alvin Grenzebach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Grenzebach, who lost his life at Lakeside while bathing. The funeral, which was held last Saturday at the 17th line cemetery, was well attended, which plainly showed the high esteem in which our young friend was held. The whole community of Zorra really feels sorry for Alvin's father and mother and brothers and sisters in their bereavement. Sweetly does he slumber. He's gone, but not forgotten.


      New Hamburg Independent, June 11, 1920

  • Sources 
    1. [S342] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1911, Div. 6 Pg. 11.

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    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - drowned - Jun 1920 - Lakeside, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jun 1920 - Lakeside, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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