1891 - 1930 (38 years)
||Louis Alfred Ruthig |
||21 Aug 1891
||Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario [1, 2, 3]
||railway, accident, story |
||Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
||Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|killed by train |
|Eby ID Number
||4 May 1930
||South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada 
||Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
||22 Apr 2021 |
||Ludwig "Louis" Ruthig, b. 26 Feb 1856, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. 1949 (Age 92 years) |
||Julian "Julia" Hoffmier, b. 9 Nov 1856, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada , d. 1945 (Age 88 years) |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Myrtle Bell Deeton, b. 1895, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada , d. Yes, date unknown |
||6 Apr 1918
||Innerkip, Oxford Co., Ontario
||23 Apr 2021 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Train Crew Exonerated At Ruthig Inquest
The inquest to determine the cause of the death of Louis A. Ruthig, who was found near the C. N. R. tracks about three miles west of New Hamburg Monday morning of last week was held in the Shakespeare Hall on Monday evening. The hall was packed to the door, many having standing room only.
About sixteen witnesses were examined and according to the evidence the only facts brought out were that he left his home about 5.45 on Sunday morning to patrol the C. N. R. right-of-way between New Hamburg and Shakespeare, that he was last seen alive about 9 o'clock in the morning when he called at the home of Mr. Peter Horst where he got a glass of cider and returned to his duty. His cap was found on the fender of a freight at Shakespeare. This train came through New Hamburg about 5.15 p.m. The victim's watch stopped at 5.25. This would be about the time the train reached the spot where the body was found.
After a short deliberation the jury brought in the following verdict:
"We the jury find that Louis Ruthig came to his death about 5.15 on the afternoon of May 4th, 1930, by being struck by a train on the C. N. R. right-of-way between New Hamburg and Shakespeare and that no blame for the accident is attached to the train crew."
It was the general opinion that the unfortunate man was killed by a train. He appears to have had no enemy and the thought that his death may have been from some other cause was not entertained in the least. The money he carried was found on his person. The disappearance of the hammer which he carried is still a mystery, but in all liklihood [sic] this will also be found in time.
New Hamburg Independent, May 16, 1930
- [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-4 Page 22.
- [S1507] Census - ON, Waterloo, Baden - 1911, Baden Div. 13 Page 7.
- [S153] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Riverside New Hamburg CC#4564 Internet Link.
[A] Louis Jr. / 1891-1930/
[B] Ella Ruthig/ 1896-1942
[C] Louis Ruthig Sr. / 1856-1949
[D] Julian Hoffmier/ Wife of/ Louis Ruthig/ 1856-1945
[E] Hugo/ 1885-1902
[F] Lavina K. Rau/ Daughter of/ Louis & Julia Ruthig/ 1884-1976
|Born - 21 Aug 1891 - Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario
|Residence - Lutheran - 1911 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Married - 6 Apr 1918 - Innerkip, Oxford Co., Ontario
|Misfortune - killed by train - 1930 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Died - 4 May 1930 - South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada
|Buried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada