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John Groff
Male 1899 - 1920


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  • Birth  3 Feb 1899  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Interesting Life Story  story, accident 
    Religion  1911  Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Misfortune  1920  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed in silo accident 
    Eby ID Number  00044-3364.9003 
    Died  31 Oct 1920  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Shantz Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I24641  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Jan 2019 

    Father  Andrew B. Groff,   b. 9 Sep 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1911 
    Mother  Lydia B. Wilhelm,   b. 12 Jun 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1929, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Jul 1898  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F6192  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Young Man Succumbs to Injuries

      John Groff who had his leg badly torn while silo filling at the farm of Samuel Snyder near New Dundee three weeks ago on Monday, died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital on Sunday as the result of his injuries. His trousers caught in the machinery while he was oiling the same, and his leg was broken in two places, above and below the knee, and otherwise badly mangled. From the outset there were only slight hopes for his recovery. On the Saturday preceding his fatal accident the deceased and his brother lost their thresh-outfit in a fire that destroyed the barn of J. J. Brown, near Ayr.

      The deceased was in his 22nd year, and was a son of the late Andrew B. Groff, of Wilmot. He is survived by his mother in Baden and several brothers and sisters. The remains were taken to the home of Mr. John S. Wilhelm, Erb's Road, from where the funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon to Shantz's Church and Cemetery.

      New Hamburg Independent, November 5, 1920

  • Sources 
    1. [S159] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Shantz Mennonite CC#4566.
      Groff / At rest / John Groff / Born / Feb. 3, 1899 / Died / Oct. 31, 1920 / Aged 21 Yrs. / 8 Mos. & 28 D's / Text:Psalm 23 /

    2. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-6 Page 6.

    3. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 10 Page 6.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 3 Feb 1899 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed in silo accident - 1920 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Oct 1920 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Shantz Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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