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

Moses Roth

Male 1884 - 1912  (27 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Moses Roth 
    Born 10 Oct 1884  East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-38796 
    Died 23 May 1912  Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: train accident 
    Person ID I38796  Generations
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Daniel D. Roth,   b. 4 Apr 1857, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1932, Clarence Center, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Catherine L. Jantzi,   b. 4 Mar 1862, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1953, Clarence Center, Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F11903  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Zehr,   b. Abt 1884, Of, Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1912, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married Sep 1911  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F12032  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • DOUBLE FUNERAL
      Held Sunday, May 26, 1912

      For the Gospel Herald.
      A sorrowful accident occurred in the village of Tavistock, Ont., Thursday morning, May 23, when Bro. Moses Roth was instantly hurled into eternity, and Bro. Daniel Zehr, son of Dr. Jos. R. Zehr, was so badly injured that he died on Friday, May 24, shortly after noon.
      It appears the young brothers were driving into the village and as they came to the Hope Street Crossing the way freight from Stratford was in the yard and was shunting some cars into the Milling Co. siding. The engine and a couple of cars had passed them on the main line and the unfortunate brothers with their attention attracted to the receding train got directly in front of two cars that were being dropped into the siding. The buggy was caught by the oncoming cars, dragged about fifty yards along the tracks. Bro. Daniel Zehr was picked up about twenty-five feet from where the cars struck the buggy. He was conscious to the minute of his death. His right limb above the knee was crushed to a pulp and his left one was broken above the ankle. When the cars stopped Bro. Moses Roth and the buggy had been dragged about fifty yards. His body was twisted up in the wreckage and terribly mangled.
      The funeral, which was held in the East Zorra Church, was the largest ever held in the history of the church, fully two thousand people being present. The church was crowded to the doors and outside were more than enough to have filled the house twice over before the funerals arrived.
      Bro. Moses Roth was the son of Daniel and Katie Roth and was born in 1884; died May 23, 1912; aged 27 y. In Sept., 1911, he was married to Sister Barbara Zehr (sister of then deceased Daniel Zehr) but she went to the spirit world, April 12, 1912, just one day less than six weeks before his death. He leaves to mourn his departure father, mother, grandparents, 6 sisters and 1 brother.
      Bro. Daniel Zehr was born in July 1891, and died May 24, 1912; aged 20 y. 10 m. On March 5, 1912, he was married to Sister Klarissa Hess. He leaves to mourn his loss a loving wife, father, mother, 4 brothers, and 5 sisters.
      The two brothers were laid side by side in one grave. Both were members of the Amish Mennonite Church. The services at the house of Bro. Daniel Zehr was held by Bro. Michael K.Yantzi, and the services at the house of Bro. Moses Roth were held by Bros. Christian Gasho, Christian Litwiller and Jacob M. Bender.
      This again reminds us that we have no abiding city here, for "the Son of man cometh in such an hour as ye think not." Therefore let us always be ready, always waiting for His coming, that our names will be written in the book of life and can take part in that enjoyable service, the song of Moses and the Lamb. J. B. S.

      Gospel Herald - Volume V, Number 11 - June 13, 1912

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Moses Roth Born: 10 Oct 1884 County: Oxford, East Zorra Father: Daniel D Roth Mother: Catherine Yautzie

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, June 13, 1912 - Obituary of Moses Roth and Daniel Zehr.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Daniel Roth Born: East Zorra Age: 24 Father: Nicolaus Roth Mother: Anna Roth Born: abt 1857 Spouse: Catharine Jantzi Age: 19 born: Wilmot Tp Father: John Jantzi Mother: Veronica Jantzi married 20 Dec 1881 married: Waterloo, Wilmot Township

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Oct 1884 - East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Sep 1911 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: train accident - 23 May 1912 - Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth