Waterloo Region Generations
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Lawrence Berger

Male 1900 - 1924  (23 years)


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  • Name Lawrence Berger 
    Born 4 Aug 1900  South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1911  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Roman Catholic 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-180039 
    Died 26 Jun 1924  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cause: pneumonia 
    Buried Holy Family Roman Catholic Cemetery, New Hamburg, Region of Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I180039  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 

    Father Joseph William Berger,   b. 12 Jan 1870, Tavistock, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1953, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Emma Arnold,   b. 27 Oct 1871, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1953  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1895  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F176352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • GENTLEMAN AND ATHLETE PASSES IN DEATH OF LAWRENCE BERGER

      The Grim Reaper claimed Lawrence (Larry) Berger, popular and versatile Stratford athlete, at his home in New Hamburg. last Thursday night, his death occurring at 10.20 p.m.,, following an attack of pneumonia which developed from tonsillitis. He had been ill since June 14th on, which date he left Stratford, for his home. Gentleman as well as athlete "Larry" was deservedly popular wherever he was known but in Stratford particularly where he was one of the scintillating stars in the hockey firmament. He came to Stratford in 1918 after playing hockey with New Hamburg and the Kitchener Union Jacks and during the next two winters played on the Stratford Junior Hockey the Ontario Hockey Association. While his hockey reputation was practically a local one up until 1924 he sprang Into province-wide notice in the spring of 1920 when the Stratford Juniors lost the provincial championship to the fast sextette of the Toronto Canoe Club, as his speed. Was one of the features of the final games.

      Larry was born in Tavistock, Ont and was the second son of Mr. and Mr J. J. Berger, now of New Hamburg. He was twenty-four years of age last January. During the first seven years of his life he lived with his grandfather, the late Lawrence Arnold who resided near Tavistock. His parents have lived in New Hamburg during the past twenty years while "Larry" has been in Stratford since 1918. He boarded in the city with Mrs. Rasey. 94 Nelson street, and was employed at the C. N. R. Shops.

      Besides his parents he is survived by one brother, Clayton of New Hamburg who has played hockey for that town, and two sisters, Mabel and Marcela. Miss Mabel is employed at Wolverton while his other sister is a training at St Michael's Hospital, Toronto. The funeral was held on Monday morning ten o'clock from the Holy Family Church. New Hamburg. - Courtesy of Stratford Beacon-Herald.

      Deceased was a nephew of Mrs. Adam Seltzer of Tavistock, Mr. and Mrs. John Berger, Mr and Mrs
      Frank Berger and Mr and Mrs. Jos. [ ] of South Easthope

      The Tavistock Gazette: Thursday July 3, 1924

  • Sources 
    1. [S1054] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1911, p. 3;.

    2. [S542] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Holy Roman Family RC - New Hamburg CC#4559.
      Lawrence BERGER/ 1900-1924/ Eva BERGER/ 1896- / R. I. P./ BERGER

    3. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: Lawrence Berger
      Sex: Male
      Age: 24
      Death Date: 26 Jun 1924
      Death Place: New Hamburg, Waterloo, Ontario
      Marital Status: Single
      Occupation: Bookkeeper
      Race: Ger
      Father's Name: J. J. Berger
      Mother's Name: Emma Arnold
      Event Type: Death
      Occupation: Bookkeeper
      Birth Date: 04 Aug 1900
      Birthplace: S. E. Hope,Ontario
      Death Place: New Hamburg, Waterloo, Ontario
      Death Age: 24 years
      Burial Date: 30 Jun 1924
      Burial Place: River Side
      Cemetery: R. C.
      Father's Birthplace: S. E. Hope
      Mother's Birthplace: S. E. Hope

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Aug 1900 - South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Roman Catholic - 1911 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: pneumonia - 26 Jun 1924 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Holy Family Roman Catholic Cemetery, New Hamburg, Region of Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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