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

Louis Alfred Ruthig

Male 1891 - 1930  (38 years)


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  • Name Louis Alfred Ruthig 
    Born 21 Aug 1891  Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting railway, accident, story 
    Residence 1911  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Misfortune 1930  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed by train 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-78405P 
    Died 4 May 1930  South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I78405  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2021 

    Father Ludwig "Louis" Ruthig,   b. 26 Feb 1856, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Julian "Julia" Hoffmier,   b. 9 Nov 1856, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945  (Age 88 years) 
    Family ID F20421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Myrtle Bell Deeton,   b. 1895, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 6 Apr 1918  Innerkip, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F33721  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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

  • Sources 
    1. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-4 Page 22.

    2. [S1507] Census - ON, Waterloo, Baden - 1911, Baden Div. 13 Page 7.

    3. [S153] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Riverside New Hamburg CC#4564 Internet Link.
      Ruthig
      [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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Aug 1891 - Mornington Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Apr 1918 - Innerkip, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed by train - 1930 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 May 1930 - South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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