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

Gordon Schweitzer[1]

Male 1888 - 1912  (23 years)

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  • Name Gordon Schweitzer 
    Born 22 Sep 1888  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Laborer 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1912  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farm hand 
    Eby ID Number 00028-2177.4 
    Died 22 Mar 1912  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 6
    Cause: fracture of base of skull (1 hour) & hemorrhage from laterial Lisces? (1 hour) 
    Buried Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I140  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Samuel Schweitzer,   b. 10 Mar 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1930  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Barbara Cressman,   b. 6 Feb 1864, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1935  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 8 Mar 1887  [1, 7
    Family ID F52  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Sep 1888 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farm hand - 1912 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: fracture of base of skull (1 hour) & hemorrhage from laterial Lisces? (1 hour) - 22 Mar 1912 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Gordon Schweitzer Funeral Card
    Gordon Schweitzer Funeral Card
    supplied by Marion Roes 2011

  • Notes 
    • Schweitzer.- Gordon, oldest son of Samuel and Barbara Schweitzer, Waterloo, Ont., died March 22, 1912; aged 23 y 6 m. 17 d. He was a noble and promising young man, and his death was caused by an accident at a sawmill. While he was loading sawdust, from a pile, which was frozen at the top, probably got underneath a little too far, when all at once the lump came down, catching him and covering him up to the shoulders, and quite likely striking his head against the sleigh, fracturing his skull, making him unconscious till his death, about half an hour later.

      A number of years ago Gordon united with the Mennonite Church, but on account of not watching and praying as he ought to got cold and indifferent. Later, however, he realized the necessity of renewing his covenant, which he did, and we believe has been true to his God since. As an evidence of this, they had a farm, adjoining their own, but nobody lived there, so it became Gordon's lot to go over and do the chores, and on very stormy days would stay all day, spending the time between chores reading the Bible, which was found in the stable since his death.
      Funeral services were held on March 26 at the Waterloo Mennonite Church by Bro. Noah Hunsberger from Matt. 25: 13, and by Jonas Snider from Mark 13;33 preaching impressive sermons to a large audience. We believe this is a loud call to us all, warning us to be ready as death may meet us at an hour when we least expect it. May God comfort the bereaved family.

      Gospel Herald - Volume V, Number 2 - April 11, 1912 - page 31, 32

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      Died/ Near Josephsburg, Friday, March 22. 1912/ Gordon Schweitzer/ son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Schweitzer/ Aged 23years, 6 months and 17 days./ The Funeral/ will take place from the residence of his parents,/ Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Schweitzer, on/ Tuesday, March 26th, 1912/ at one o'clock, p. m. to the Waterloo Mennonite Church/ for service, thence to the David Eby Cemetery/ for interment./ Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimations.


      Funeral Card of Gordon Schweitzer supplied by Marion Roes 2011

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I 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..., 500.

    2. [S155] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Erb Street Mennonite CC#4512 Internet Link.
      Schweitzer / Gordon / son of / Samuel & Barbara / Schweitzer / died Mar.22,1912 / aged 23 yrs. & 6 Mos / Asleep in Jesus

    3. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-4 Page 9.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, April 11, 1912 - Obituary of Gordon Schweitzer.

    5. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 4 Page 14.

    6. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 39991 (1912), Gordon Schweitzer.
      Gordon Schweitzer d. 22 Mar 1912 Waterloo Township, b. 5 Sep 1888 Waterloo Twp., occupation farm hand, s/o of Samuel Schweitzer (b. Wilmot Twp) & Barbara Schweitzer (b. Waterloo Twp.) cause: fracture of base of skull (1 hour) & hemorrhage from laterial Lisces? (1 hour)

    7. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 3 Page 41.