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

Grace Schaefer[1, 2, 3, 4]

Female 1906 - 2003  (97 years)


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  • Name Grace Schaefer 
    Born 1 Oct 1906  [3, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Name Grace Klassen 
    Residence 1911  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-371247 
    Died 5 Nov 2003  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried 8 Nov 2003  Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I371247  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 

    Father Charles William Schaefer,   b. 21 May 1881, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1917, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother Emma E. Ruthig,   b. 8 Sep 1886, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1963, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1906  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F256601  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nicholas Klassen,   b. 1905, Reimerhof, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1993, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Children 
     1. Connie Klassen
     2. Constance Klassen
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F265152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Klassen, Grace (nee Schaefer) A.T.C.M. - Of New Hamburg, died, peacefully, at her residence, Nithview Home, in her 98th year. Loving mother of Connie and husband Martin Bender of Kitchener. Dear grandmother of Jeff Bender, Dr. Jennifer Bender, Tom Bender and Robin Bender. Sadly missed by her sister-in-law, Elaine Schaefer of New Hamburg and several nieces and nephews. Grace was predeceased by her husband, Nicklas Klassen, January 6, 1993; parents, Charles and Emma (Ruthig) Schaefer; sisters, Dolores (Pet) Klassen and husband Constantine, Marie Schaefer; brothers, Walter Schaefer and Lorne Schaefer. Grace was the last surviving member of her family. She will be missed by her many friends and family. Grace was a teacher. She loved teaching and taught for many years in New Hamburg, Petersburg and Heidelberg as well as supply teaching in area schools. For all of her adult life, until she was 90, she taught music and was registered with the ORMTA. Her former school pupils and music pupils are many. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, New Hamburg where she taught Sunday School, filled in as organist from time to time and was a member of the Ladies Guild. Grace's family invites friends and relatives to the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, ON N3A 1K2 for visitation today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003 at 11 am at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, New Hamburg, Pastor James Keller to officiate. Interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg.

      Unidentified Newspaper Obituary

  • Sources 
    1. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Emma Ruthig - Schaefer.

    2. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Lorne Schaefer.

    3. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Nicklas Klassen.

    4. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Walter John Schaefer.

    5. [S1054] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1911, p. 2;.

    6. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Grace Schaefer - Klassen - 2003.

    7. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Charles Schafer
      Event Type:Marriage
      Event Date:16 Apr 1906
      Event Place:New Hamburg, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
      Gender:Male
      Age:23
      Birth Year (Estimated):1883
      Father's Name:Valentine Schafer
      Mother's Name:Mary Grube
      Spouse's Name:Emma Ruthig
      Spouse's Gender:Female
      Spouse's Age:19
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated):1887
      Spouse's Father's Name:John Ruthig
      Spouse's Mother's Name:Panfina Ritz

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Nov 2003 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Nov 2003 - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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