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

Alfred "Sammy" "Alf" Klaehn

Male 1894 - 1936  (42 years)


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  • Name Alfred "Sammy" "Alf" Klaehn 
    Born 1 Jun 1894  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Sports 1914  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Union Jack Hockey Club - Junior O. H. A. Western Ontario Champions 1914 
    Kitchener-Hockey-UnionJackHockeyClub-00002-1914-Junior O.H.A.WesternOntarioChampionshipPicture.jpg
    Kitchener-Hockey-UnionJackHockeyClub-00002-1914-Junior O.H.A.WesternOntarioChampionshipPicture.jpg
    Sports 1917  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dominion Tire Baseball Team 
    Dominion Tire Baseball Team 1917
    Dominion Tire Baseball Team 1917
    Image of the Dominion Rubber baseball, seen in uniform, standing in a row. Players are identified as: Y. Schack, A. Truech, F. Rosekat, O. Solaman, L. Campbel, H. Rosekat, J. Decker, C. Decker, G. Kargus, J. Baker, A. Klaen, and G. Hiller. - "Dominion Tire Baseball Team". 2023. DIGITAL LIBRARY. https://digital.library.uwaterloo.ca/uwdl-c764d0c0-5ee4-4f2e-936b-c58c7213d57b/dominion-tire-baseball-team.
    Occupation 1918  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    rubber tyre inspector 
    Sports Team Membership 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kitchener Panthers 
    Kitchener Panthers 1921
    Kitchener Panthers 1921
    Source Alan Dunbrook
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-387278 
    Died 16 Nov 1936  Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Carcinoma of Kidneys & Bladder (4 years) - Peritonitis (2 days) 
    Buried 19 Nov 1936  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I387278  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father Henry Klaehn,   b. 14 Feb 1869, , Mecklenburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1930, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Mary Plath,   b. 3 Jan 1872, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1950, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F10419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ALFRED KLAEHN

      PRESTON, Nov. 16, Alfred "Sammy" Klaehn, for many years a member of the Riverside Baseball Club here and a popular employee of the Preston Light and Water Commission, died in Hamilton General Hospital this morning, about 7;30 o'clock. He had been ill for many months and had undergone a series of major operations. Before coming to Preston 11 years ago, the late Mr. Klaehn, lived in Kitchener, where he was born and where he followed his trade as a shoe cutter and tire maker. He made his first appearance with Riverside clubs, here in 1923, when he moved here to accept a position with the Grand River Railway Company. In 1930 he joined the line staff of the Preston Light and Water Commission, with which he was employed at the time of his passing. As hockey player he had an interesting career. His first team was the Kitchener, then Berlin, Union Jacks, which reached provincial finals, with London one year. His first big baseball game, found him in the Inter-Allied League in Paris, in 1919, helping to take the championship at Kinnel park. In Kitchener he was with the Inter-County seniors and later, on coming here, with the Preston seniors. He played a peppery game at third base, for three years. He was also a popular follower of town hockey league teams and played with the Grand River Railway club. In alley bowling he was a member of the Riversides club until his health forced him to drop that activity. The remains will be brought to Preston today for interment though infinite details will not be available until tomorrow.

      Kitchener Daily Record 16 Nov 1936 pg 15

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-12 Page 15.

    2. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.
      Alfred Klaehn Res: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Birth Date: 1 Jun 1894 Birth Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Relative: Henry Klaehn Relationship: Father Regiment Number: 3130729

    3. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 039119 (1936).
      Name:Alfred Klaehn Gender:Male Age:42 Birth Date:abt 1894 Birth Place:Kitchener, Ontario Death Date:16 Nov 1936 Death Place:Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Father:Henry Kloehn Mother:Mary Plath

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jun 1894 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSports - Union Jack Hockey Club - Junior O. H. A. Western Ontario Champions 1914 - 1914 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSports - Dominion Tire Baseball Team - 1917 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - rubber tyre inspector - 1918 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSports Team Membership - Kitchener Panthers - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Carcinoma of Kidneys & Bladder (4 years) - Peritonitis (2 days) - 16 Nov 1936 - Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Nov 1936 - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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