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

William John Forler

Male 1873 - 1943  (70 years)


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  • Name William John Forler 
    Born 6 Apr 1873  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1901  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Dyer 
    Occupation 1911  Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Dyer Woolen Mill 
    Residence 1911  Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1921  Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Dyer, Woolen Mill 
    Residence 1921  Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-52018 
    Died Nov 1943  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried First St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery, Wellesley Village, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I52018  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father Jacob K. Forler,   b. 10 Nov 1834, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1913, Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Mary Julia Koch,   b. 9 May 1838, Neustrelitz, , Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1901, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 27 May 1856  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F13437  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Carolina F. Meyer,   b. 18 Nov 1878, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1948, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 23 Jun 1897  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Esther Wilhelmina Forler,   b. 3 Sep 1899, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1983, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Walter Forler,   b. Mar 1900, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Helen Caroline Elizabeth Forler,   b. Jun 1903, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Howard Forler,   b. Jul 1906, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Charlotte Forler,   b. 1915, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ruth Forler,   b. 1920, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ruth Julia Forler,   b. 13 Oct 1920, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1988, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F13420  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William John Forler, 71, died suddenly at his home in Galt last week after a lingering illness. He was born in Wellesley and lived there until about ten years ago when he went to Galt.

      He was a dyer by trade, working with the Reiner Woollen Mills in Wellesley for 40 years and with Charles Turnbull Knitting Company in Galt. He was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, supervisor of the Sunday School and choir leader.

      He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Caroline Meyer, four daughters, Mrs. Arthur Schaff, Petersburg Road, Mrs. Carl Alles, Detroit, Mrs. A. B. White, Toronto, and Ruth at home; one son, Howard, Galt, and 5 grandchildren. A son, Walter, predeceased him 19 years ago.

      Funeral services were held on Sunday from his residence to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wellesley and interment took place in the adjoining cemetery.

      New Hamburg Independent 26 Nov 1943

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley E-6 Page 14.

    2. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 3 Page 33.

    3. [S504] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1911, Div. 11 page 14.

    4. [S2107] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1921, Sub District 11 Page 3.

    5. [S308] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley - First St. Pauls Lutheran CC#4540 Internet Link.
      Forler/ William J. Forler/ 1873-1943/ Caroline Meyer/ his wife/ 1878-1948/ at rest

    6. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, F., America, N., Municipality, W., & Cemetery, F. (1873). William John Forler (1873-1943) - Find A Grave... Retrieved 14 August 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/63874867/william-john-forler.

    7. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Jacob K. Forler, joiner of Waterloo married 27 May 1856 in Berlin by banns to Maria Koch of Waterloo, wit: George K. Forler of Wilmot and August Licht of Wilmot

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Apr 1873 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jun 1897 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Dyer - 1901 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Dyer Woolen Mill - 1911 - Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Dyer, Woolen Mill - 1921 - Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1921 - Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Nov 1943 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery, Wellesley Village, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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