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

Matilda Lorch

Female 1888 - 1920  (31 years)


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  • Name Matilda Lorch 
    Born 12 Sep 1888  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Name Matilda Westfall 
    Religion 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-55500 
    Died 21 Feb 1920  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Saint James Evangelical Church, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I55500  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Albert W. Lorch,   b. 1 Feb 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1940, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Anna Marie Oswald,   b. 8 Jan 1862, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1936, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1882  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F14374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Henry Westfall,   b. Aug 1884, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1947, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1910  [3
    Children 
     1. Helen Marie Westfall,   b. 27 Mar 1912, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 2004, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Emerson Henry Westfall,   b. 3 Feb 1918,   d. 28 May 2011, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F167845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • MATILDA LORCH WESTFALL

      A Kind, Loving Mother Dead Mrs. John H. Westfall died on Saturday

      A very sad death occurred in Elmira on Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Feb. 21, inst. when Matilda Lorch, beloved wife of Mr. John H. Westall, died after a brief illness. Mr. and Mrs. Westfall were married nine years ago, on November 3, 1910, Mrs. Westfall at the time of her death 31 years, 5 months and 9 days of age. Besides the grief-stricken husband, a daughter of seven and a little boy of two years of age mourn a loving mother's death. Mrs. Westfall was an industrious woman and a true helpmate. She was well liked by all who knew her as a kind neighbour and a good friend. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert lorch. Her parents, three brothers and four sisters survive. The names of her brothers and sisters are: Henry, of Wallace Tp., and Charles and Walter at home; Mary (Mrs. Alvin Dreisinger) of Elmira; Carrie (Mrs. Emerson Esch) and the Misses Edith and Emma, all of Kitchener. Her funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at 12 o'clock, from her husband's home to St. James Church where services were held, and from thence she was conveyed to the St. James Lutheran Cemetery for burial Rev. John Strempfer conducted the services. The esteem in which Mrs. Westfall was held was evidenced by the number of relatives and friends who visited the house or attended the funeral to pay their last respects. Beloved in life, Mrs. Westfall is sincerely mourned in death. The public of Elmira and district extend to those left behind a full measure of sympathy over their heavy loss.


      Elmira Signet 23 Feb 1921

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-4 Page 6.

    2. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 15 page 1.

    3. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Matilda Lorch Westfall - 23 Feb 1921.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Albert Lorch Born: Woolwich Tp Waterloo Co. Ont Age: 21 Father: Charles Lorch Mother: Anna Cath Wild Born: abt 1861 Spouse: Ann Mary Oswald Age: 20 born: Woolwich Tp Waterloo Co. Ont Father: Michael B Oswald Mother: Phillipina Brown Oswald married 14 Nov 1882 Elmira

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 23 Nov 1882.
      14 Nov 1882 Albert Lorch and Mary Oswald, both of Woolwich, were married by Pastor A.R. Schultz in Elmira.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Sep 1888 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 1920 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint James Evangelical Church, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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