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

John Bast[1]

Male 1853 - 1925  (72 years)


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  • Name John Bast 
    Born 22 May 1853  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Interesting accident, life story 
    Religion 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1880  Seward, Seward, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    farmer 
    Misfortune 1901  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    blasting accident - survived 
    Name Johannes Bast 
    Occupation 1901  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Labourer 
    Occupation 1911  Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Laborer Farm 
    Religion 1911  Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1921  Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Laborer 
    Religion 1921  Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-52229 
    Died 5 Sep 1925  [7
    Buried Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Cemetery, Wellesley Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I52229  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 

    Father George Bast,   b. 15 Apr 1821, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1892, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Ernst,   b. 20 Apr 1831, Of, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1866  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 15 Aug 1851  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Kennel,   b. 16 Jul 1859, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1953  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1877  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Christian K. Bast,   b. 8 Aug 1878, Seward, Seward, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1915  (Age 37 years)
     2. Magdelena K. "Mattie" Bast,   b. 18 Aug 1880, Seward, Seward, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1954  (Age 73 years)
     3. Joseph K. Bast,   b. 7 Mar 1882, , Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1965  (Age 83 years)
     4. Leah Bast,   b. 24 Oct 1884,   d. 1986  (Age 101 years)
     5. Nancy K. Bast,   b. 21 May 1886, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1930, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     6. Katherine Lavina "Lavina" Bast,   b. 24 Apr 1888, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1962  (Age 74 years)
     7. Christina Bast,   b. 30 Aug 1890, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1976  (Age 86 years)
     8. David K. Bast,   b. 15 Feb 1895, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1974, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F13464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Nearly Blinded

      Mr. JOHN BAST TERRIBLY INJURED IN A BLASTING ACCIDENT-TAKEN TO TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL


      Just before six o'clock on Monday evening Mr. John Bast, of Wellesley, met with a frightful accident. He was blasting a large stone in a field on Mr. Peter B. Jantzi's farm, just north of town and was ramming home the packing when the charge suddenly and unaccountably exploded. His face, eyes and hands were terribly torn and burned and as he was alone in the field at the time he had great difficulty groping his way, in a almost blinded condition, to the house. A rig was at once hitched and he was taken to Dr. Glaister's office, where his wounds were properly attended to. One eye appeared to be hopelessly ruined, but the other, although burned and lacerated, may be saved. The wounds on his hands were also found to be serious and one or more fingers may have to be amputated.

      Acting upon Dr. Glaister's advise Mr. Bast started at once for the General Hospital in Toronto where he will receive the most scientific treatment. He was accompanied on the trip by his brother-in-law, Mr. Chris Kennel, who returned on Tuesday evening and stated that one eye and a finger are to he removed today (Wednesday)


      Wellesley Maple Leaf June 13, 1901 courtesy of Diane Schamber Leonard

      ____________________

      Mrs. Bast was in Toronto this week to visit her husband, who has been in the general hospital for the past three weeks since his recent accident. Mr. Bast has made good progress. The eye was not removed and he may possibly partly regain its sight. The wounds in his hand are slowly healing and the amputation of the finger was avoided. His son, Mr. Chris Bast, of New York State, spent Dominion Day here and upon his return he accompanied his mother to Toronto.

      Wellesley Maple Leaf July 4, 1901 courtesy of Diane Schamber Leonard

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      Went to live with Uncle Christian Ernest who was farming near Holt Nebraska. There was a drought in the early 80's in Nebraska which prevented them from getting started and they came home.

      (2020). Retrieved 25 February 2020, from https://www.ancestry.ca/family-tree/person/tree/81401655/person/212096092527/facts

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 19301-05.
      Michael G. Erb, 35, Occ. Carpenter, b. Wilmot Twp., Res. Wellesley Twp., son of John Erb & Jacobina Gardner, married Nancy K. Bast, 19, b. Perth Co., Res. Wellesley Twp., daughter of John Bast & Barbara Kannel, Witn: N.M. Steinman of Baden & Lovina Bast of Wellesley, 3 Dec 1905 at Wellesley

    2. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley E-6 Page 18.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Barbara Kennel Born: Wellesley Age: 17 Father: Christian Kennel Mother: Magdalena Kennel Born: abt 1860 Spouse: Johannes Bast Age: 23 born: Wellesley Township Father: George Bast Mother: Magdalena Bast married 25 Feb 1877 married: Waterloo

    4. [S504] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1911, Div. 11 page 15.

    5. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Div. 6 Page 27.

    6. [S2107] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1921, Sub District 11 Page 1.

    7. [S533] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley - Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Internet Link.
      John Bast/ born May 22,1853/ died Sep.5,1925/ age 72 years/ 10 months & 12 days

    8. [S2437] Census - Canada - 1851, Census Place: Precinct G, Seward, Nebraska; Roll: 756; Page: 446D; Enumeration District: 138.
      John Bast 27 b. Canada, farmer
      Barbary 20
      Christian 1 Nebraska

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 May 1853 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Feb 1877 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1880 - Seward, Seward, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - blasting accident - survived - 1901 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1901 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer Farm - 1911 - Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1921 - Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Cemetery, Wellesley Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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