Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Gertrude Olive "Gerty" Dietrich

Gertrude Olive "Gerty" Dietrich

Female 1875 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Gertrude Olive "Gerty" Dietrich 
    Born 21 Oct 1875  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Religion 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Anglican 
    Religion 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    humanitarian 
    Interesting public service, life story 
    Name Gertrude Olive "Gerty" Lang 
    Name Gerty Dietrich 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-65753 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I65753  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Jerome Colwell Dietrich,   b. 2 Apr 1838, Victor, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1925, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Selena Palmer,   b. 16 Jul 1852, Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1934, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F17182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louis Lacourse Lang,   b. 19 Feb 1880, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Esther Lang,   b. Nov 1908, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F31677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Oct 1875 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Anglican - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - humanitarian - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Gertrude Lang
    Gertrude Lang
    from Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

  • Notes 
    • Gertrude Dietrich Lang was born in Galt, the daughter of Jerome C. Dietrich and Serena Palmer. Described as an energetic worker and often a leader of community undertakings, Mrs. Lang founded the Silver Star Society and served as the organization's secretary-treasurer. She was closely involved in the Girl Guides and served as District Commissioner in Galt for twenty four years. In addition, she served as the Guides' South Waterloo Divisional Commissioner. Mrs. Lang was awarded the Guide's Medal of Merit for her untiring work and competent leadership. In 1953 she was presented with the Bronze Beaver, the highest award available from the Girl Guide movement. Mrs. Lang was also a patron of the Stratford Festival Foundation of Canada and was one of the founding members of the Shakespeare Club. She was also a member of the Red Cross Society, the Hospital Auxiliary, the Galt Family Service Bureau, the South Waterloo Humane Society and the Cancer Society. Mrs. Lang died on January 6, 1968 and is buried on Mount View Cemetery.


      Cambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-9 Page 14.

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 10.

    3. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Gertrude Olive Dietrich Date of Birth: 21 Oct 1875 Gender: Female Birth County: Waterloo Father's Name: Jerome C Dietrich (saw manufacturer of Galt) Mother's Name: Selina Palmer

    4. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 18 Page 33.

    5. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 152.

    6. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.