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Gottleib Dreher
Male 1885 - 1942


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  • Birth  1885  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Interesting Life Story  sucide, misfortune 
    Immigration  1913  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cabinet Maker, Factory 
    Religion  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Residence  1921  95 Scott St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Misfortune  1942 
    committed suicide 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-320985 
    Died  1 May 1942  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I320985  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2019 

    Family  Mary,   b. 1885, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F243478  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Farmer Found Dead In Home

      Gottleib Dreher, residing about a mile south of Wilmot Centre, was found dead in his home last Friday. The body was discovered by Lorne Riehl, who delivers bread for Luft Bros., New Hamburg. He notified Police Chief E. F. Scherer, who investigated. The dead man had a bullet through his head and a rifle beside him. Coroner Dr. W. Woolner, Ayr, deemed an inquest unnecessary as all indications pointed to suicide.

      Dreher was 54 years of age, a native of Germany. His wife died about eight years ago and since then he resided alone, for a time conducting a fox and mink farm.

      The body was taken to the Ratz-Bechtel funeral home where funeral service was held Monday, after which the remains were taken to Toronto for cremation in accordance with instructions left in a note by the deceased. Three brothers in Waterloo and sister in Germany survive him.

      New Hamburg Independent, May 8, 1942

  • Sources 
    1. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub District 29 Page 18.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1885 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1913 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cabinet Maker, Factory - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 May 1942 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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