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

Wesley E. Learn

Male Cal 1858 - 1893  (~ 34 years)


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  • Name Wesley E. Learn 
    Born CALC 6 Nov 1858  Humberstone, Welland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1882  Humberstone, Welland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1883  Humberstone, Welland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Occupation 1889  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    carpenter 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Button Maker 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    United Brethren 
    Misfortune 1893  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed by lightning 
    Occupation 1893  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    carpenter 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-39220P 
    Died 15 Jul 1893  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 8
    Cause: lightning strike 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I39220  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Family 1 Mary Ellen Baxter,   b. 28 Aug 1860, Bertie Township, Welland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1882  Bertie Township, Welland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Arthur B. Learn,   b. 15 Mar 1883, Humberstone, Welland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961  (Age 77 years)
     2. Nellie May Learn,   b. 16 May 1889, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  (Age ~ 1 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F10251  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Baxter,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Mar 1882  [5
    Children 
     1. Arthur Learn,   b. 1882, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F244635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 6 Nov 1858 - Humberstone, Welland Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1882 - Humberstone, Welland Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Mar 1882 - Bertie Township, Welland Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1883 - Humberstone, Welland Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - carpenter - 1889 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Button Maker - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Brethren - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed by lightning - 1893 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - carpenter - 1893 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: lightning strike - 15 Jul 1893 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Two Men Killed at Berlin: Berlin, July 16: …there was a deafening clap of thunder and a flash of lightning. The lightning struck a brick house on Weber street in course of erection, and in which five carpenters were working. Two men named Christopher Mercklinger and Wesley E Learn, one of whom was working at a window in the second storey, and the other down stairs, were instantly killed….The injured persons were removed to their homes, and the dead were carried into the building and were subsequently taken away, Learn to his home and Mercklinger, who is a native of Dundalk, Ont., to the Council chamber.…The funerals will take place on Monday.


      Elmira Signet 20 July 1893 p. 8, col. 2-3

  • Sources 
    1. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 12019 (1882), Learn-Baxter.
      Name: Wesley E Learn Birth Place: Humberstone Age: 24 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858, yeoman of Humberstone, Father Name: George Learn Mother Name: Penelope Learn Spouse Name: Mary E Baxter Spouse's Age: 22 Spouse Birth Year: abt 1860 Spouse Birth Place: Bertie, residence Bertie, Ontario Spouse Father Name: John N. Baxter Spouse Mother Name: Margaret Baxter, Marriage Date: 15 Mar 1882 Bertie

    2. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Learn/ Wesley E. Learn/ 1858-1893/ Mary E. Baxter/ his beloved wife/ 1860-1952/ in loving remembrance

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 20 Jul 1893.
      July 15 1893 Wesley E. Learn died from a lightning strike in Berlin, at age of 35 years, 8 months & 9 days.

    4. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 17536 (1893), Wesley E. Learn.
      Wesley E. Learn, d. 15 July 1893 Berlin, aged 35y, 8m, 9d, carpenter, b. Canada, cause: struck by lighting (instant death)

    5. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 1 Page 20.

    6. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 36232 (1883), Arthur Learn.
      Arthur Learn b. 15 Mar 1883 Humberstone, s/o Wesley E. Learn (farmer) & Mary Ella Baxter

    7. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 35071 (1890), Nellie May Learn.
      Nellie May Learn, b. 16 May 1889 Berlin, d/o Wesley Learn (carpenter) & Mary E. Baxter

    8. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Two Men Killed at Berlin - 20 July 1893 p. 8, col. 2-3.