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

Gladys Homeyer

Female 1901 - 1920  (~ 18 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Gladys Homeyer 
    Born Oct 1901  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Interesting accident, drowing, story 
    Religion 1911  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Mennonite 
    Misfortune 1920  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    drowned 
    Name Gladys Hohmeier 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-205093 
    Died 25 Jun 1920  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I205093  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father William Homeyer,   b. 7 Aug 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1937, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Sarah Ann Good,   b. 16 Feb 1870, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1934  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 4 May 1898  Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F6198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Oct 1901 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - drowned - 1920 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jun 1920 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Sad Drowning of Two Kitchener and Waterloo Girls

      A most distressing and sad drowning accident occurred last Friday afternoon in connection with the annual picnic of the staff of the Mutual Life Assurance Company of Waterloo, in which Miss Gladys Hohmeier, aged 19, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hohmeier, of Kitchener, and Mrs. Edna L. Kaufman, aged 20, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Kaufman, of Waterloo, were the victims.

      The sad fatally occurred in the Grand River at the farm of Eugene Pequegnat, 1½ miles east of Breslau, where the picnic was held.

      A number of girls had gone in bathing and Miss Kaufman and Miss Hohmeier started to wade across the river and got beyond their depth and sank, being unable to swim. The other girls were also unable to swim and could render no assistance. The bodies were recovered in twenty to thirty minutes [unreadable] Kitchener pulmotor which was summoned worked over them for an hour but without avail.

      Both young ladies were highly thought of and their sad death cast a gloom over the Twin City. They were both the only daughter in the family and are survived by their parents and four brothers each.

      The funeral of Miss Kaufman took place on Monday afternoon and that of Miss Hohmeier on Tuesday

      New Hamburg Independent, July 2, 1920

  • Sources 
    1. [S342] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1911, Breslau, Waterloo Township Div. 5 Page 17.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 14758-98.
      William HOMEYER, 30, laborer, Waterloo twp., Breslau, s/o William & Catherine, married Sarah Ann GOOD, 28, Waterloo twp., Conestogo, d/o Henry & Sarah, witn: Milo HAGEY of Preston & Emma GOOD of Conestogo, 4 May 1898 at Conestogo (Lutheran)