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

John W. Roth

Male 1892 - 1928  (36 years)


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  • Name John W. Roth 
    Born 2 Jan 1892  South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-72197 
    Died 10 Oct 1928  [1
    Cause: train accident 
    Buried East Zorra Amish Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I72197  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father Nicholas D. Roth,   b. 1863, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1937  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Mary Wagler,   b. 12 Mar 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1961, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1890  East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F22062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara S. Bender,   b. 27 Oct 1891, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1964, Shakespeare, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 11 Oct 1916  [1
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F40382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Roth.-John W., oldest son of Nick D. and Mary (Wagler) Roth, was born near Tavistock, Ont., Jan. 2, 1892; died Oct. 10, 1928; aged 36 y. 9 m. 8 d. He was married to Barbara S. Bender, Oct. 11, 1916. No children survive except an adopted daughter. He lived in Canada all his life and was never ill. He had united with the Amish Mennonite Church near East Zorra and remained a member till his death, which was sudden and a great shock to many. He was drawing his last load of gravel for the day when he was killed by a passenger train. Both arms and legs were severed and his skull was fractured. He was taken to the hospital but died a few minutes after the accident, without regaining consciousness. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and daughter, parents who live at Clarence, N. Y., 4 brothers, 5 sisters, grandparents, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home of his wife's parents by Daniel Steinman in German and Peter Nafziger in English. Burial took place in the East Zorra Cemetery. The funeral sermon was preached by his uncle, Daniel Yutzi.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 39 - December 27, 1928 - pp 814, 815

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, December 27, 1928 - Obituary of John W. Roth.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Nicholas A Roth (farmer of East Zorra) b. E Zorra Age: 26 born abt 1864 father: Nicholas Both mother: Anna Both married Mary Wagler (res. South EastHope) Age:: 20 born abt 1870 b. Wilmot father: John Wagler mother: Ann Wagler married 4 Nov 1890 Marriage Place: Oxford, East Zorra

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jan 1892 - South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - East Zorra Amish Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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