|Extracted from “The Prestonian”
October 21, 1937. Archived at the Cambridge City Archives,
46 Dickson Rd., Cambridge, Ontario
Ferdinand Schaller - Struck Down
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
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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AD 1863, 7 am Juni, May 30.
Josephus Schaller et Barbara Brems, Waterloo
Barbini Martinus Fuch et Maria Sabuia Fuch, Waterloo
1863 - 1937
HIS BELOVED WIFE
1862 - 1931
REST IN PEACE