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

John William Merklinger

Male 1907 - 1955  (47 years)


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  • Name John William Merklinger 
    Born 21 Apr 1907  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Evangelical 
    Residence 1955  Mount Royal, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Misfortune 8 Apr 1955  Cornwall, Stormont Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    killed in car accident 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-191600 
    Died 8 Apr 1955  Cornwall, Stormont Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I191600  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    Father John August Merklinger,   b. 24 May 1872, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Henrietta Henkel,   b. Sep 1877, Shakespeare, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F185898  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wanda Anna Marie Fellbaum,   b. Oct 1906, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1998, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F32740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The funeral of John W. Merklinger, 48, of Mount Royal, Que., who died Friday in Cornwall from injuries received in a car accident, will be conducted here Tuesday. A private service will be held at 3 p.m. at the Walsh Funeral Home, Waterloo, followed by a service at Emmanuel Evangelical UB Church, Waterloo, at 2: 30 p.m. Rev. E. E. Hallman will officiate and burial will be made in Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Merklinger, who was born in Waterloo, was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Merklinger. He was merchandising manager of Zeller's Ltd. of Montreal. Surviving are his wife; one son, John of Toronto; a daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Constance) Mills, Noranda, Que; six brothers, Samuel, George and Frank, all of Tavistock; Fred of Reid City, Mich.; David of Woodstock and Peter of Waterloo; and four sisters, Miss Betty Merklinger, Mrs. Clarence Neeb and Mrs. Walter Meisner, all of Tavistock and Mrs. Clarence Thaler, Plainsville, Ohio. Mr. Merklinger was raised and educated in the Twin Cities, and began his career with Zeller's in the Kitchener store. He left about 29 years ago and served in Zeller's stores in various cities in eastern and western Canada before joining the head office staff in Montreal. At the time of the accident, he and his wife, the former Wanda Fellbaum of Kitchener, were driving to Toronto to visit their son, John. Mrs. Merklinger was injured but was reported to be improving yesterday. Two passengers in the other car involved lost their lives and a third passenger was injured.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record, April 11, 1955

  • Sources 
    1. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 46 Pg. 4.

    2. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of John W. Merklinger - April 11, 1955.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Apr 1907 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1955 - Mount Royal, , Quebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed in car accident - 8 Apr 1955 - Cornwall, Stormont Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Apr 1955 - Cornwall, Stormont Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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