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

John Groff

Male 1899 - 1920  (21 years)


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  • Name John Groff 
    Born 3 Feb 1899  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting story, accident 
    Religion 1911  Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Misfortune 1920  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed in silo accident 
    Eby ID Number 00044-3364.9003 
    Died 31 Oct 1920  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Shantz Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I24641  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Andrew B. Groff,   b. 9 Sep 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1911  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Lydia B. Wilhelm,   b. 12 Jun 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1929, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1898  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F6192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Feb 1899 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed in silo accident - 1920 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Oct 1920 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Shantz Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Young Man Succumbs to Injuries

      John Groff who had his leg badly torn while silo filling at the farm of Samuel Snyder near New Dundee three weeks ago on Monday, died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital on Sunday as the result of his injuries. His trousers caught in the machinery while he was oiling the same, and his leg was broken in two places, above and below the knee, and otherwise badly mangled. From the outset there were only slight hopes for his recovery. On the Saturday preceding his fatal accident the deceased and his brother lost their thresh-outfit in a fire that destroyed the barn of J. J. Brown, near Ayr.

      The deceased was in his 22nd year, and was a son of the late Andrew B. Groff, of Wilmot. He is survived by his mother in Baden and several brothers and sisters. The remains were taken to the home of Mr. John S. Wilhelm, Erb's Road, from where the funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon to Shantz's Church and Cemetery.

      New Hamburg Independent, November 5, 1920

  • Sources 
    1. [S159] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Shantz Mennonite CC#4566 Internet Link.
      Groff / At rest / John Groff / Born / Feb. 3, 1899 / Died / Oct. 31, 1920 / Aged 21 Yrs. / 8 Mos. & 28 D's / Text:Psalm 23 /

    2. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-6 Page 6.

    3. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 10 Page 6.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 014606-98.
      Andrew B. GROFF, 42, yeoman, Woolwich, Wilmot, widower, s/o John & Susannah married Lydia B. WILHELM, 24, Wilmot, Wilmot, d/o John & Levine, witn Elizabeth & Susie BOWMAN both of Berlin, 20 July 1898 in Berlin.