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Ferdinand Michael "Vernon" "Vernie" Hummel

Male 1893 - 1918  (25 years)


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  • Name Ferdinand Michael "Vernon" "Vernie" Hummel 
    Born 24 Jun 1893  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Military WW1 
    • Hummell, Vernon Private. Enlisted October 15, 1915 with 118th Battalion of North Waterloo and left for England the following January. Born at Bloomingdale, June 24, 1893; lived at Kitchener for a number of years. He had been in France only a short time when he was killed in action September 12, 1918 by shrapnel during the Drucourt-Queant drive. He is buried in the British Military Cemetery at Vis-en-Artois, Grave 19, Plot 2, Row B. His widow, Mrs. Mynella Hummell, lives in Preston. Mrs. Ward Roedding of Kitchener is his sister.1a

      1aHummell, Vernon: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 14 May 2016, from https://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2841886/data?n=2
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    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Roman Catholic 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    WW1, Private, 118th Battalion 
    Name Fernie Hummel 
    Name Vernie Hummel 
    Residence Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-355712 
    Died 2 Sep 1918  Drocourt-Quéant Line, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Memorial, Haucourt, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I355712  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2023 

    Father Philip Hummel,   b. 19 Sep 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Catherine Uri,   b. 25 Mar 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1911  (Age < 54 years) 
    Married Nov 1881  [7
    Family ID F10310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mynetta Pfeiffer,   b. 7 May 1894, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1986  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1916  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F251378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Pte. V. Hummel Killed.

      Pie. Vernon Hummell, who was reported killed in action on Sept. 2nd. 1918. later reported wounded, is now officially reported as having been killed in action on Sept. 2nd. 1918.

      Pte. Hummell met his death during The De.... Queant drive in France. [according to word received by his widow from the War Department. He as advancing with his Company in the attack and was struck by shrapnel and instantly killed. He was buried three days later in a British military cemetery at Vis-en-Artois.


      The late Pte. Hummell was born in Bloomingdale on June 24th. 1893 and resided in Kitchener for a number of years. He enlisted with the 118th Battalion in Kitchener on October 15, 1916, and left for England in January, and was only a short time in France until he gave his life for his country and the cause of Freedom.

      He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mynetta Hummell, who resides in Preston, and his father, Mr. Phil. Hummell, and sisters, Mrs. Ward Roedding. Kitchener; Mrs. Will Goebel, New Hamburg, and brothers, Herb, Alex., Roy and Ralph, all of whom reside in Toronto.

      Pte. Walter Gatehouse has returned from France a convalescent. Pte. Gatehouse enlisted on the 17th of January, 1915, with the 34th Battalion in Galt.

      The Chronicle Telegraph 14 Nov 1918, p. 10

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-12 Page 5.

    2. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 29, Pg 6.

    3. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name:Ferdinand Michael Hummel Date of Birth:24 Jun 1893 Gender:Male Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:Philip Hummel Mother's name:Catherine Uhrig

    4. [S1890] Military - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Public Library WW1 Soldiers Card Index Soldier Information Cards - World War One.

    5. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Hummel/ In Memory Of/ Vernon Hummel/ Beloved Husband Of/ 1894/ Mynetta Pfeiffer/ 1986/ Killed In Action Sept. 2, 1918/ At Drucourt Queant/ Buried At Vis-En-Artois/ France./ Aged 25 Years.

    6. [S2465] Burial.
      Name:Vernie Hummel Death Date:2 Sep 1918 Rank:Private Unit:47th Battalion Service number:751070 Cemetery:Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery Cemetery Location:8 miles South East of Arras, France Burial Place:Arras, France

    7. [S2545] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township North 1891, Waterloo Township, Sect. 1 Page 9.

    8. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:My Netta Pfeiffer Age:22 Birth Date:abt 1894 Birth Place:Preston, Ontario Marriage Date:12 Sep 1916 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:Philip Pfeiffer Mother:Pfeiffer Pfeiffer Spouse:Vernie Hummel Spouse's Age:23 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1893 Spouse Birth Place:Bloomingdale Ont Spouse Father:Philips Hummel Spouse Mother:Catherine Uhrig

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jun 1893 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Roman Catholic - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Sep 1916 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Memorial, Haucourt, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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