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

Solomon Fries[1, 2]

Male 1862 - 1926  (64 years)


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  • Name Solomon Fries 
    Born 7 May 1862  West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-233150 
    Died 14 Aug 1926  Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I233150  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father Michael Fries, Sr.,   b. 15 Oct 1837, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1925, Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Lizzie" Frey,   b. 10 Sep 1842, , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1925, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1862  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Family ID F14680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Elmira Man Killed, Struck by a Train - Solomon Fries Meets Instant Death Near Listowel; Leaves 10 Brothers, Sisters Solomon Fries, well known Elmira District man, met instant death Tuesday afternoon when struck by a CNF train a mile and a half north of Listowel. The dead man, who was 64 years old and unmarried, was born near West Montrose and had resided in the West 25 years, returning to this district only ten months ago when his father and mother died. He had since been employed on the farm of Henry Lorch of Wallace Township. The late Mr. Fries is survived by ten brothers and sisters: Michael, Elmira; Jacob, Elmira; Daniel, Kitchener; John, near Toronto; Mrs. Armand Fulcher, Elmira; Mrs. Plate, Kitchener; Mrs. Rhodes, Kitchener; Mrs. Levi Snider, near Elmira; Mrs. William Dobberthein, Elora; and Mrs. Henry Dobberthein, Iowa. The funeral will be held from the home of Mrs. Armand Fulcher, Elmira, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock to St. James' Lutheran church and thence to the Lutheran Cemetery, Rev. Lloyd Kalbfleisch, officiating. Mr. Fries was struck by the south-bound Kincardine-Palmerston train at a private crossing, according to passengers. He was slightly deaf and failed, it is believed, to hear the warning shouts of another teamster who had crossed the track just … (ends here)

      Unidentified Newspaper Obituary

  • Sources 
    1. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Elizabeth Frey - Fries.

    2. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Michael Fries Sr.

    3. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 4 Page 24.

    4. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 46.

    5. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Div. 2 Page 19.

    6. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Solomon Fries.

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Michael Fries b. Waterloo res: Woolwich Township Age: 22 born abt 1840 father: Jacob mother: Margaretha Jung married Elizabeth Frey Age:: 20 born abt 1842 b. Germany Spouse res: Wellesley Township father: John mother: Catherine Miller married 10 Aug 1862 county: Waterloo

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 May 1862 - West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Aug 1926 - Stratford, Perth Co., 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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