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

William Schaaf

Male 1846 - 1910  (63 years)


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  • Name William Schaaf 
    Born 20 Sep 1846  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-352387 
    Died 17 Aug 1910  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: Cause: Abscess - Tonsilitis (1 week) 
    Buried 20 Aug 1910  Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I352387  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Louisa Gartung,   b. 3 Sep 1853, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1933, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 29 May 1871  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. John Allan Schaaf,   b. 20 Sep 1874, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1949, Clare, Michigan, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F252107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Sep 1846 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 May 1871 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Abscess - Tonsilitis (1 week) - 17 Aug 1910 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Aug 1910 - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Death of Mr. Wm. Schaaf.

      One of the most prominent and well-known business men of New Hamburg was called to his eternal rest early on Wednesday morning, the 17th inst., in the person of Mr. William Schaaf, at the age of 64 years, 10 months and 28 days, takes ill with quincy last Thursday, he went home upon the advice of his doctor. His illness took a rapid turn to the worse, and despite all medical aid he sank until death claimed him on Wednesday morning. The deceased was a son of the late Henry Schaaf, and was born near Petersburg on September 20th, 1846. In early manhood he learnt the trade of shoemaker and came to New Hamburg in 1866, where he embarked in the shoe business and had since been one of our best known business men. In 1879 he also went into the wholesale liquor business, which be carried on up to the time of his death. He took a prominent part in the municipal affairs of the town and for twenty-two years was a trustee of our public school. Deceased was one of the chartered members of Nith Lodge No. 96, I. 0. 0. F. and also a member of Charity Encampment, Stratford, of the same Order. He was married to Louisa Gartung, daughter of the late Ernst Gartung, who with a family of eight children is left to mourn the loss of a loving and indulgent husband and father. The children are: Henry of Lisbon, N. D.; John of Alpena, Mich.; William of Listowel; Mrs. Jas. Gough, of Dryden, Ont.; Mrs. Fred Paine, of New Hamburg and Misses Melvina, Clara and Minnie at home. The funeral will be held tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late residence to the Lutheran Church for service and thence to Riverside Cemetery for interment. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Vosz of Baden and Rev. Maass of Zurich, the latter will proside in English and the former in German, the pastor, Rev. C. Zarnke, being absent. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad and sudden bereavement.

      New Hamburg Independent 19 Aug 1910 pg 4

  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:William Schaaf Gender:Male Birth Year:abt 1847 Age at Death:63 Death Date:17 Aug 1910 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:Louisa Gartung Age:18 Birth Date:abt 1853 Birth Place:New Hamburg, Ontario Marriage Date:29 May 1871 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:Ernst Gartung Mother:Catharina Gartung Spouse:Wm Schaaf Spouse's Age:23 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1848 Spouse Birth Place:Wilmot Tp Ont Spouse Father:Henry Schaaf Spouse Mother:Christina Schaaf