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Extracted from “The Prestonian” October 21, 1937.  Archived at the Cambridge City  Archives, 46 Dickson Rd., Cambridge, Ontario

Ferdinand Schaller -  Struck Down by Auto

Well known in Preston where he resided for the past fifty years, Ferdinand Martin Schaller met instant death on Tuesday evening when struck by a motor car on King street near his home.  The accident occurred when the victim attempted to cross the street, the driver of the car giving his name as Ray Cressman, RR. 1, Preston.  He was proceeding towards Galt during a rain storm and evidently did not see the unfortunate man until too late.  An autopsy showed deceased suffered fractures of both legs, back, and one arm, and in addition was severely lacerated and bruised. 

The late Ferdinand Schaller was born in Berlin (Kitchener), and was in his 75th year.  For a time he resided in Elmira and fifty years ago he came to Preston where he resided since that time.  As an employee for many  years of the Canadian Office and School Furniture Company his installation of bank fittings took him to a number of foreign countries, included in which were South Africa and Cuba.  He at one time served on the municipal council, and was a member of St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church and of the Canadian Order of Foresters.

Surviving are four sons:
William, Leo and Alfred Schaller of Preston, Harry Schaller of Buffalo, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. C. H. Cooper of Kitchener, and  Mrs. George J. Haid of Preston; and two sisters, Mrs. John Braun of Chicago, and Mrs. Arthur Bugghy of Buffalo, N. Y.  His wife predeceased him in October, 1931.

The funeral will be held on Friday morning from his late Residence, 1323 King Street, to St. Clement’s Church where a requiem mass will be conducted at 9 o’clock.  Internment will follow in the Preston R. C. Cemetary.

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Ferdinand Schaller

AD 1863, 7 am Juni, May 30.
Martin Ferdinando
Josephus Schaller et Barbara Brems, Waterloo
Barbini Martinus Fuch et Maria Sabuia Fuch, Waterloo


1863 - 1937

1862 - 1931


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