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

Herbert George Fahrenkopf

Male 1890 - 1918  (27 years)


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  • Name Herbert George Fahrenkopf 
    Born 3 Dec 1890  St. Clements, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    WW1, 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan, Service # 256827 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    WW1, Private 
    Residence St. Clements, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence Springwater, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-47534 
    Died 8 Aug 1918 
    Person ID I47534  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father George Peter Fahrenkopf,   b. 25 Feb 1852, St. Clements, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1939  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Maria Anna "Mary" Voisin,   b. 22 Nov 1851, St. Clements, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1902, St. Clements, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Family ID F12277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Canada ordered Herbert Fahrenkopf, 26, into the army in January 1918, conscripting him off a Saskatchewan farm. The unmarried farmer was born in St. Clements.

      On his way to the Amiens front, Fahrenkopf marched through a French village lined with U.S. troops who cheered themselves hoarse. The Canadians cheered back.

      Days later a German shell killed him in what was likely his first combat. He survived less than three weeks on the Western Front.

      Outhit, J. (2018). At last, the end of the war was in sight. TheRecord.com. Retrieved 8 August 2018, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8805694-at-last-the-end-of-the-war-was-in-sight/

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley E-2 Page 13.

    2. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    3. [S1890] Military - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Public Library WW1 Soldiers Card Index Soldier Information Cards - World War One.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Dec 1890 - St. Clements, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - St. Clements, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Springwater, Saskatchewan Link to Google Earth
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