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

Mathias Klahs

Male 1845 - 1904  (58 years)


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  • Name Mathias Klahs 
    Born 4 Oct 1845  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1896  [1
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Brewer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-44431 
    Died 23 Jan 1904  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cause: fracture of skull (4 hours) 
    Buried Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I44431  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Family Annie Marie Bork,   b. 31 May 1849, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Matilda Klahs,   b. 16 Sep 1876, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jacob Klahs,   b. 15 Jun 1879, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1906, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     3. Dr. Julius A. Klahs,   b. 15 Oct 1882, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 58 years)
     4. Lilian Klahs,   b. 22 Mar 1886, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F11558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Fatal Accident in Waterloo

      Matthias Klahs

      A serious accident took place Saturday evening in Kuntz's Brewery. Mr. Matthias Klahs, the brew-master, slipped on a spiral staircase and fell a distance of about six feet. Down below, he struck an iron pump with the back of his head, and suffered a fractured skull. Immediately, he was taken, unconscious, to the hospital, where doctors Baumann and Minchin carried out an operation. In spite of this, the severely injured patient died about midnight, without regaining consciousness.

      The deceased was born in 1845 in Germany and came from Buffalo eight years ago as a brew-master to Kuntz's Brewery in Waterloo. He was married to Anna Maria Bork, who, along with eight children, survives him. The latter are: Frank, in Terre Haute, Indiana; Matthias and Geo., New York; Julius in medical school in Detroit; Mrs. John F. Stumpf, Berlin; Lillian in Buffalo and Jacob and Anna, at home.

      Burial will take place in Buffalo. A funeral service in the Catholic Church in Waterloo was to take place on Wednesday, after which the body was to be taken to Buffalo for burial, but because of the snowfall, the service was put off till Thursday. The deceased was a member of
      the C.M.B.A., number 24, in Buffalo.

      Berliner Journal January 28, 1904 Page 4 - Column 6 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library

  • Sources 
    1. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-6 Page 8.

    2. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Mathias Klahs 23 Jan 1904 Waterloo City, aged 58y, occ. brewer, b. Germany, cause: fracture of skull (4 hours)

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Fatal Accident in Waterloo - January 28, 1904.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Oct 1845 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Brewer - 1901 - Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: fracture of skull (4 hours) - 23 Jan 1904 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
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