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John Bast
Male 1853 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Birth  22 May 1853  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Misfortune  1901  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    blasting accident - survived 
    Name  Johannes Bast 
    Occupation  1901  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Labourer 
    Occupation  1911  Wellesley Village, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Laborer Farm 
    Religion  1911  Wellesley Village, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-52229 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I52229  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  George Bast,   b. 1831, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1901 
    Mother  Magdalena Ernst,   b. Abt 1831, Of, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1866 
    Family ID  F13498  Group Sheet

    Family  Barbara Kennel,   b. 16 Jul 1858, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  25 Feb 1877  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Magdelena Bast,   b. 18 Aug 1880, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Joseph K. Bast,   b. 1882,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Nancy Bast,   b. 21 May 1886, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1930, Buffalo, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Levina Bast,   b. 24 Apr 1888, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Christina Bast,   b. 30 Aug 1890, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. David K. Bast,   b. 15 Feb 1895, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1974, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F13464  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Nearly Blinded

      Mr. JOHN BAST TERRIBLY INJURED IN A BLASTING ACCIDENT-TAKEN TO TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL


      Just before six o'clock on Monday evening Mr. John Bast, of Wellesley, met with a frightful accident. He was blasting a large stone in a field on Mr. Peter B. Jantzi's farm, just north of town and was ramming home the packing when the charge suddenly and unaccountably exploded. His face, eyes and hands were terribly torn and burned and as he was alone in the field at the time he had great difficulty groping his way, in a almost blinded condition, to the house. A rig was at once hitched and he was taken to Dr. Glaister's office, where his wounds were properly attended to. One eye appeared to be hopelessly ruined, but the other, although burned and lacerated, may be saved. The wounds on his hands were also found to be serious and one or more fingers may have to be amputated.

      Acting upon Dr. Glaister's advise Mr. Bast started at once for the General Hospital in Toronto where he will receive the most scientific treatment. He was accompanied on the trip by his brother-in-law, Mr. Chris Kennel, who returned on Tuesday evening and stated that one eye and a finger are to he removed today (Wednesday)1a

      1aWellesley Maple Leaf June 13, 1901 courtesy of Diane Schamber Leonard

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      Mrs. Bast was in Toronto this week to visit her husband, who has been in the general hospital for the past three weeks since his recent accident. Mr. Bast has made good progress. The eye was not removed and he may possibly partly regain its sight. The wounds in his hand are slowly healing and the amputation of the finger was avoided. His son, Mr. Chris Bast, of New York State, spent Dominion Day here and upon his return he accompanied his mother to Toronto.2a

      2aWellesley Maple Leaf July 4, 1901 courtesy of Diane Schamber Leonard

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley E-6 Page 18.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Barbara Kennel Born: Wellesley Age: 17 Father: Christian Kennel Mother: Magdalena Kennel Born: abt 1860 Spouse: Johannes Bast Age: 23 born: Wellesley Township Father: George Bast Mother: Magdalena Bast married 25 Feb 1877 married: Waterloo

    3. [S504] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1911, Div. 11 page 15.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 22 May 1853 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Feb 1877 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - blasting accident - survived - 1901 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1901 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer Farm - 1911 - Wellesley Village, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Wellesley Village, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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