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

John Henry Westfall[1]

Male 1884 - 1947  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name John Henry Westfall 
    Born Aug 1884  Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Interesting accident, misfortune 
    Occupation 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Laborer Farm 
    Religion 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Misfortune 1947 
    killed in car accident 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-168392 
    Died 9 Jun 1947  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: auto accident 
    Buried St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I168392  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father William Westfall,   b. 13 Aug 1857, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1934  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Catherine Sauder,   b. 15 Nov 1859, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 30 Jan 1883  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F9112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Kaufman,   b. 19 Nov 1875, Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F14535  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Matilda Lorch,   b. 12 Sep 1888, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1920, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1910  [4
    Children 
     1. Helen Marie Westfall,   b. 27 Mar 1912, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 2004, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Emerson Henry Westfall,   b. 3 Feb 1918,   d. 28 May 2011, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F167845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Matilda Lorch,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F267807  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Aug 1884 - Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer Farm - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • JOHN H. WESTFALL

      \bJohn H. Westfall, 63, victim of accident on Monday Evening\b0

      A collision in which a car was crushed between two transport trucks at 6: 00 o'clock Monday evening at the main intersection of Petersburg, on Nos. 7 and 8 Highway resulted in the death of John Henry Westfall, 63, of Petersburg, driver of the car. The truck drivers were uninjured. Mr. Westfall is said to have driven his car, an old, light model, out onto the highway directly in the path of a W&G Hutton trailer transport driven by Hugh Munro, Uniondale, with a 10-ton load of grain in the trailer. The truck was driving west. The impact drove the car into a truck owned by E. Meyers, Shakespeare, which was parked at the side of the road about 100 feet from the intersection, and then thre both the car and the parked truck about 15 feet off the road. Mr. Meyer's was across the road at the time of the accident. The first transport landed on top of the car and smashed it into the ground.

      Mr. Westfall was taken from the car in an unconscious condition and died an hour later at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital. The car was completely wrecked and extensive damage was done to the truck driven by Mr. Munro. The other vehicle was driven out of the field under its own power with only superficial damage. Mr. Munro said that he had no idea what had happened. He stated that he was driving along with a clear road in front of him until suddenly the small car appeared directly in his path. The next thing I knew," he said. "There was a crash and I found myself in the ditch on top of the car, with the other truck a few feet in front." William Kelly, St. Marys, who was in the truck with Munro, bore out that statement.

      Mr. Westfall is survived by his wife, Anna,; one son, Emerson, Merryhill; one daughter, Mr. H Demmerling, Waterloo; and a step-daughter, Mrs. R. Mousso, St. Catharines. He was born in Woolwich township and moved to the Petersburg district eight years ago.

      \bThe Kitchener Daily Record 10 Jun 1947

  • Sources 
    1. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Albert W. Lorch.

    2. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 15 page 1.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      William Westfall Born: Dumfries Ont Age: 25 Father: Frederick Westfall Mother: Sophia Westfall Born: abt 1858 Spouse: Catharine Sauder Age: 23 born: Wellesley Township Father: Jacob Sauder Mother: Barbara Sauder married 30 Jan 1883

    4. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Matilda Lorch Westfall - 23 Feb 1921.