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

Caroline Wilhelmina "Minnie" Kraemer

Female 1835 - 1885  (50 years)


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  • Name Caroline Wilhelmina "Minnie" Kraemer 
    Born 10 Apr 1835  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Interesting suicide, drowning 
    Misfortune 1885  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    suicide by drowning 
    Name Caroline Wilhelmina "Minnie" Pelz 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-350466 
    Died 11 Sep 1885  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Cause: Drowning 
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I350466  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father Carl "Charles" Kraemer,   b. 1803, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Maria Burnfeld,   b. 1808, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F24475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gustav William Pelz,   b. 24 Sep 1830, , Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1899, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Children 
     1. Gustav Lawrence "Gus" Pelz,   b. 3 Apr 1866, Saltfleet, Saltfleet Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F251370  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Apr 1835 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - suicide by drowning - 1885 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Drowning - 11 Sep 1885 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The Body Found

      We mentioned a couple of weeks ago that a Mrs. Pelz, of Preston, had wandered away from her home in a fit of mental aberration, and that all efforts to trace her whereabouts had up to that time failed. The search was continued unsuccessfully during the ensuring week, rumors being prevalent that she had been seen in Guelph, Beverly, Ayr and other places, but on investigation, these rumors turned out incorrect. It being believed by many that the unfortunate woman had committed suicide, the river above Galt was dragged by no clue to her fate was obtained. On Friday morning last, however, as a boy named Robert Taylor was looking at the water flowing over the dam, he saw what he believed to be a human body tossing about beneath the falls. He at once ran and notified others, and a boat and ropes being procured the body was with much difficulty secured and brought to the shore.

      It was surmised that the remains were those of Mrs. Pelz, and her husband and others being notified were soon on the spot and identification fully established. The body was conveyed to her late residence in Preston during the forenoon, and interred in the cemetery there the same day. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. Charles Kreamer, of that village, and leaves a large family to mourn her sad death. The finding of her body as described leaves no doubt that the unfortunate woman committed suicide by throwing herself in to the dam, and that the rise in the water carried the remains over the falls.

      Galt Reporter Sep 18 1885 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Our/ Mother/ Minnie Wife Of/ G. W.. Pelz/ Born Apr. 10/ 1835/ Died Sept. 2/ 1885/ Verse [Burial Card] Caroline Wilhelmina Pelz.

    2. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:Carolina Pelz Gender:Male Age:50 Birth Date:abt 1835 Birth Place:Germany Death Date:11 Sep 1885 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada