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

John Carl "Jake" Klaehn

Male 1888 - 1978  (90 years)


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  • Name John Carl "Jake" Klaehn 
    Born 5 Jun 1888  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Name Jake Klaehn 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Foreman, Factory 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Machine Engineer 
    Residence 129 John St. W., Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elizabeth Ziegler School: "The same bricks built the house at 129 John St West. My brother Paul Beam, EZ alumni, bought the house from Jake Klaehn. Jake, a Prof Eng, was on the City of Waterloo School Board. He knew that institutional specs were higher than domestic bricks. Just about to build a new house on John West, Mr Klaehn order enough for 129 John from the same batch. "

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    129 John St. W., Waterloo, Ontario
    129 John St. W., Waterloo, Ontario
    Residence 1921  59 Irvine St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1947  129 John St. W., Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-36690 
    Died 20 Aug 1978  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I36690  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 

    Father John Ernst Klaehn,   b. 28 May 1856, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1937, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Lizzie" Euler,   b. 27 May 1865, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1947, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1883  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F9665  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family E. Elizabeth "Elizabeth" McCann,   b. 1893, Thorold, Thorold Twp., Welland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1988  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1913  Port Dalhousie, Welland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Colonel Robert Arthur Klaehn,   b. 1913, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F243458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • KLAEHN, John C. - At the K-W Hospital, on Sunday, Aug. 20, 1978, John Carl Klaehn of 129 John St. W., Waterloo, aged 90 years. Mr. Klaehn was born in Kitchener, a son of the late John E. Klaehn and the former Elizabeth Euler, a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and formerly a member of the church board and a trustee of the church. Along with his wife, Mr. Klaehn celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on August 14, 1978. A professional engineer, he headed his own engineering company for many years, formerly a member of the Board of Governors of Waterloo College, formerly a member of the high school board of Kitchener and was one of the founding engineers of the Professional Engineers Association of Ontario. He is survived by his wife, the former E. Elizabeth McCann, by his sister, Mrs. Ella Bleich of Waterloo; by his two granddaughters, Nancy (Mrs. Steven Hoke) of Willowdale and Robin (Mrs. Calvin Crodner) of Mississauga and by his two great-grandchildren Steven and Kelly Hoke. He was predeceased by his son Colonel Robert Klaehn and by three sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Meyer, Mrs. Alma Hoelscher and Lillian Klaehn. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. tonight. Funeral and committal service in the chapel, Tuesday, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Vernon Cronmiller officiating. Interment St. Peter's Lutheran cemetery.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Aug 1978 pg 27

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-9 Page 3.

    2. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      John Klaehn Born: 5 Jun 1888 County: Waterloo Father: John Klaehn Mother: Lizzie Euler

    3. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 32 Pg. 11.

    4. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub District 29 Page 17.

    5. [S499] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - St. Peters Lutheran CC#4509 Internet Link .
      John C. Klaehn/ 1888-1978/ E. Elizabeth McCann/ 1893-1988

    6. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:Elizabeth Klaehn
      [Elizabeth Euler]
      Gender:Female
      Race:German
      Age:82
      Birth Date:27 May 1865
      Birth Place:Kitchener, Ontario
      Re: 45 Pandora Ave
      Death Date:4 Aug 1947
      Death Place:Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
      Father:John Euler
      Mother:Katherine Hoffman
      Spouse:John E Klaehn
      Certificate Number:027636
      Informant: J. C. Kalehn 129 John Blvd, Waterloo

    7. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      John Klehn Born: Canada Age: 27 Born: abt 1856 Father: Carl Klehn Mother: Frederika Klehn Spouse: Elizabeth Euler Age: 18 Born: abt 1865 born: Canada Father: John Euler Mother: Catharine Euler married 18 Dec 1883 married: Waterloo, Berlin

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jun 1888 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Foreman, Factory - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Aug 1913 - Port Dalhousie, Welland, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Machine Engineer - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 129 John St. W., Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1947 - 129 John St. W., Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Aug 1978 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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