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

Emanuel George "Mannie" Pequegnat

Male 1889 - 1917  (28 years)


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  • Name Emanuel George "Mannie" Pequegnat 
    Born 30 Sep 1889  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Interesting story, military, misfortune 
    Military WW1 
    Pequegnat,Emanuel-WW1.jpg
    Pequegnat,Emanuel-WW1.jpg
    Misfortune killed in WW1 
    Name Mannie Pequegnat 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Baptist 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Piano Tuner, Factory 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Salvation Army 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-32607P 
    Died 7 Nov 1917  Passchendaele, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: War wounds 
    Buried Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Ieper, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I32607  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father George Albert Pequegnat,   b. 17 Apr 1857, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1937  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Alfarata Wilhelmina Gaukel,   b. 2 Mar 1857, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1915  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1886  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F8488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Pequegnat-EmanuelGeorge.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Watch of Boy Killed in War Returned to Father After 16 Years

      A poignant war echo of 16 years ago was heard in Kitchener by a father who gave his son to the allied cause. Sixteen years ago Emanuel Pequegnat enlisted, being one of the first 18 to go from Kitchener. When he left his father gave him a watch engraved, "From Father to Mannie." The young lad must have had a presentiment of death for before one of the first big engagements in which his battalion participated he gave the watch to a friend, asking that in the event he did not return, it be returned to his father. "Mannie" went over the top and fell a victim in no man's land.

      The Pequegnat Clock Company received a letter from R.C. Spindlove of North Edmonton, Alta., in which the story was revealed to the Pequegnat family for the first time.

      In the letter Mr. Spindlove says: "It always has been my aim to find his parents and return to them the watch he gave me before going into battle. All I knew was that his father was a watchmaker in the East and ever since the war I have been trying to locate him.

      Hamburg Independent Sep 5 1930 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-5 Page 16.

    2. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, birth certificate 35923 (1889), Emanuel George Perquegnat.
      Emanuel George Peguegnat Date of Birth: 30 Sep 1889 Gender: Male Birth County: Waterloo Father's Name: George Albert Peguegnat (jeweller of Ayr) Mother's Name: Alfreda Gaukel

    3. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      Pequegnat/ George Pequegnat/ Apr. 17, 1857 - Oct. 19, 1937/ Alfarata W. Gaukel/ beloved wife of/ George Pequegnat/ Mar. 2, 1857 - May 16, 1915/ son/ Pte. Emanuel G. Pequegnat/ 6th Can. Mach. Gun. Co./ killed in action Passchendaele France/ Sept. 30, 1889 - Nov. 7, 1917/ Trochou Pequegnat/ Apr. 19, 1897 - Sept. 1, 1956/ beloved husband of/ Irene Mansz/ Aug. 6, 1897 - Oct. 15, 1977/ Pequegnat

    4. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 25 1911 Pg. 8.

    5. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 13.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      George Albert Pequegnat Born: CHE Age: 29 Father: Ulysses Pequegnat Mother: Francisca Pequegnat Born: abt 1857 Spouse: Alfreta Wilhelmina Gaukel Age: 29 born: Canada Father: Levi Gaukel Mother: Elizabeth Gaukel married 20 Oct 1886

    7. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), October 28, 1886.
      October 20, 1886 George A. Pequegnat of Ayr & Alfreda Gaukel of Berlin, were married by Preacher J. Fellmann in Berlin.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Sep 1889 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Piano Tuner, Factory - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Salvation Army - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: War wounds - 7 Nov 1917 - Passchendaele, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Ieper, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
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