Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Dr. Menno Springer[1, 2]

Male 1848 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Menno Springer 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 1848  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Druggist 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    United Brethren 
    Residence 1874  Strathroy, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number 00116-7295 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I10767  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father Mayor-Reeve-Sheriff Moses Springer,   b. 24 Aug 1824, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1898, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Barbara Shantz,   b. 11 Aug 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1884, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F3087  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Isabell McVane,   b. Abt 1808, Of, South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F3100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 McBenn,   b. Abt 1854,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Oct 1874  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F227846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Dr. Menno Springer, "is married to Isabell McVane and resides at South Haven, Michigan, where he is practising his calling."

      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      FATAL ACCIDENT

      On Friday evening last a melancholy sequel, to the removal of our bridges, by the late freshet, took place here. At about ten o'clock of that evening a man by the name of Jacob Kauffman, aged about 60 years, a resident of the neighboring village of Lexington, while endeavoring to make his way home with a horse and buggy, himself being intoxicated, unfortunately forced the animal over the obstruction placed in the road to the Western side of where the bridge had been placed over Mill Creek on the Bridgeport road, and down the steep bank of the Creek into the latter, a distance of eight or ten feet perpendicularly. The noise of the fall attracted the attention of Mr. Menno Springer and Mr. James Fairbairn, who were in a neighboring house at the time. They rushed to the spot and after a little search saw the unfortunate man floating down the stream almost completely covered by the water. Mr. Fairbairn sprang in and with the assistance of Mr. Springer dragged him to shore in a state of insensibility. Dr. Walden was summoned and in a short time succeeded in restoring the man to life, He was then carried to Mr. Hewitt's hotel, his wet clothing removed, dry blankets substituted, and himself put contginous to a warm fire. He now raised so rapidly that in a short time the natural temperature of his body was restored and every appearance indicated that in a few hours he would be as hale as ever. A man was put in charge of him (he being able at this time to talk and sit up,) and the crowd dispersed. About two o'clock on Saturday morning, however, symptoms indicating some severe internal injury set in and in a few minutes thereafter he was a corpse

      An inquest was held by Dr. Walden, Coroner, on Saturday, when the following verdict was returned: "That the deceased Jacob Kauffman came his death by driving into Mill Creek while in a state of intoxication, and that from the evidence adduced no blame can attach to any other than himself,"

      We understand a report has been circulated by some evil disposed person, which reflects on the mode of treatment to which the deceased was subjected. Having heard the evidence adduced, we can state unequivocally that from the report of the witnesses, the man did not suffer from neglect but was treated successfully as far as the effects of the water were concerned. Reaction had fully set in and there remained not the least doubt in the minds of those present, that death was caused by some internal injury received by the fall into the Creek.

      The doctor's orders with regard to the disposal of the patient during the night were strictly obeyed, and in our opinion there are no grounds for the charges of inhumanity which have brought against the hotel keeper, in whose house the death occurred.

      Waterloo Chronicle and Family Newspaper 29 Apr 1869 Thursday pg 2

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 499.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 12 Nov 1874.
      26 Oct 1874 By Pastor J. Schneider in Waterloo, Menno Springer of Strathroy, son of Mr. Moses Springer of Waterloo, was married to Miss McBenn.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 18.

    4. [S1885] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1861, Waterloo 1861 Dist. 3 Page 23.

    5. [S2658] aaaaWaterloo Village 1871, Sect. 1 Page 42.

    6. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 498.

    7. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Huttner, Jacob Rev - Lutheran Minister, Preston #53.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1848 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Druggist - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - United Brethren - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1874 - Strathroy, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Oct 1874 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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