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

John Frederick Knell

Male 1910 - 1998  (88 years)


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  • Name John Frederick Knell 
    Born 5 Feb 1910  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Name Fred Knell 
    Residence 138 Stirling Ave. N., Kitchener Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-122757 
    Died 12 Mar 1998  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I122757  Generations
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 

    Father Louis Frederick "Frederick" Knell,   b. 15 Apr 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1943, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Florence Matilda Stevenson,   b. 1 Mar 1885, Cayuga, North Cayuga Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1962  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1906  Cayuga, North Cayuga Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F29916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Florence Elizabeth Schaefer,   b. Mar 1910, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1993, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1935 
    Children 
     1. Sandra E. Knell,   b. 16 Nov 1936,   d. 15 May 1995  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F28244  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • KNELL, Mr. Fred Sr. - Passed away, peacefully, at his residence, Pinehaven Retirement Residence, Waterloo, on Thursday, March 12, 1998, in his 89th year. Fred was a well known hardware retailer in the city of Kitchener for many years. He, along with his brother, Carl and his brother-in-law, Vern Woeller established Nelco Kitchener Ltd. in 1964, the hardware division became affiliated with Home Hardware becoming one of their first charter members. The downtown store remained in the Fred Knell family until its closing in 1989. Fred was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. He served on council and was actively involved in the life of the church. Predeceased by his loving wife, the former Florence Schaefer in 1995; his eldest daughter, Sandra Berlet in 1995; his son-in-law, John Davis in 1992 and his two sisters, Florence Sarre and Wilhelmine Woeler. Survived by his brother, Carl and his wife Jean of Kitchener. Remembered with love by his daughter, Virginia Davis of London and her family, John and Valerie Davis of North Bay, Becky and Brian Kussner of London and Sarah Davis of Beijing, China; loving father of Fred Jr. and his wife Georgina of Waterloo and their family, Melissa and Corey Ewart of California and Amy and Trevor Garrett of Calgary. Sadly missed by Sandra's family, Michael and Nancy Berlet and Robert and Karen Berlet, all of Kitchener; great-grandpa to Rebecca and Nicholas Berlet. The family will receive friends at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Sunday, March 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and on Monday from 2 p.m. until funeral service in the chapel at 4 p.m., with Rev. Eric Reble officiating. Interment a Kitchener Mount Hope cemetery.


      The Kitchener Record 13 Mar 1998

  • Sources 
    1. [S655] z Vit - ON - Birth Registration, birth certificate 49403 (1910), John Frederick Knell.
      John Frederick Knell, b. 5 Feb 1910 Kitchener, s/o Louis Frederick Knell (Tanner) & Florence Matilda Stevenson, married 6 Jun 1906 Cayuga, Ontario

    2. [S490] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Record (1994-March 2008), Obituary of Fred Knell Sr. - 13 Mar 1998.

    3. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      In loving memory of/ Knell/ J. Frederick/ Knell/ 1910-1998/ Florence E./ Schaefer / 1910-1995/ their daughter/ Sandra E. Berlet/ Nov. 16, 1936/ May 15, 1993

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Feb 1910 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 138 Stirling Ave. N., Kitchener Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Mar 1998 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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