Lavern Mariam Brehl

F, b. 24 January 1924, d. 13 October 2010
LaVern Brehl-Myszka (1924 - 2010)
Photo: Dana Freas
FatherArthur Joseph Brehl b. 14 Jun 1893, d. 10 Jan 1972
MotherEvelyn Agusta (Eveline) Shier b. 31 Oct 1902, d. 31 Jul 1967
Relationships6th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
4th cousin of Roger Allan Shier
7th cousin of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Samuel Shier (1796 - 1878) and Ann Smith
Last Edited7 Aug 2015
Birth*Lavern Mariam Brehl was born on 24 January 1924 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, United States
She was the daughter of Arthur Joseph Brehl and Evelyn Agusta (Eveline) Shier
(Witness) CensusLavern Mariam Brehl appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 in the household of Arthur Joseph Brehl in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, United States
(Witness) CensusLavern Mariam Brehl appeared on the census of 6 April 1940 in the household of Arthur Joseph Brehl in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, United States
Married NameHer married name was Myszka. 
Marriage*Lavern Mariam Brehl married Vincent P. Myszka
Death*Lavern Mariam Brehl died on 13 October 2010 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, United States, at age 86. 

Family

Vincent P. Myszka b. 1925, d. 1990

George Bremner

M, d. 1984
ChartsDescendants of Samuel Shier (1796 - 1878) and Ann Smith
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited14 Jan 2014
Fact 1* (an unknown value). 
Fact 2*George Bremner
Marriage*He married Edna Irene Alice Shier, daughter of Jesse Samuel Shier and Ann Jane (Annie) Hollingshead, on 21 July 1939. 
Death*George Bremner died in 1984. 

Family

Edna Irene Alice Shier b. 7 March 1905, d. 31 March 1990

James L. Brennan

M, b. 1895
Last Edited16 Oct 2015
Birth*James L. Brennan was born in 1895. 
Marriage*He married May C. Unknown
Census*James L. Brennan appeared on the census of 10 April 1930 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States

Family

May C. Unknown b. 1891

Elva Isabel Brent

F, b. 24 September 1920, d. 10 April 2004
Last Edited8 Jan 2015
Married NameHer married name was Rynard. 
Birth*Elva Isabel Brent was born on 24 September 1920 in Ashworth, Ontario, Canada
Death*She died on 10 April 2004 in Versa Care Centre, Uxbridge, Ontario County, Ontario, Canada, at age 83; RYNARD, Elva; Passed away peacefully on April 10, 2004 at the Versa Care Centre Uxbridge, in her 84th year. Elva was born September 24, 1920 in Ashworth, Ontario. Beloved wife of Mervin Rynard for over 59 years. Dear mother of Wayne and his wife Karen, Brent and his wife Cathy. Loving grandmother of Carol (Tim) Gravelle, Wendy, Laura, Bill and Jennifer. Predeceased by her parents Willmott Brent and Mima Hackner. Resting at the Low & Low Funeral Home for visitation on Monday, April 12, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 2 p.m. in the chapel. In Elva's memory, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society. 

Margaret Evangelina Bresitte

F, b. 1907, d. 9 January 2007
Last Edited27 Jan 2017
Married NameHer married name was Shier. 
Birth*Margaret Evangelina Bresitte was born in 1907. 
Death*She died on 9 January 2007 in Atrium Residence, Orillia, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada; SHIER, Margaret Evangelina (nee Bresitte) - Passed away peacefully at the Atrium Retirement Residence Orillia on Monday January 9th, 2017 at the age of 100.
Margaret Shier of Orillia, beloved wife of the late Harry Shier.
Loving mother of Geraldine Baxter of Pickering, Lyndra Melbourne of Keswick and Gail Tucker and husband Bob (predeceased) of Nova Scotia.
Fondly remember by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

As per Margaret's wishes there will be no visitation or service, cremation has taken place.

If desired memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be gratefully appreciated. 

Rachel Emma Bressee

F, b. 8 November 1853
ChartsDescendents of Martin Shier (1770 - ?)
Last Edited28 Oct 2015
Birth*Rachel Emma Bressee was born on 8 November 1853 in Bastard Twp., Leeds County, Ontario, Canada
Married Name As of 5 October 1880,her married name was Shier. 
Marriage*She married Martin Shier, son of Richard Shier and Elizabeth Ann Wilson, on 5 October 1880 in Portland, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusRachel Emma Bressee appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of Martin Shier in Camden Twp., Lennox and Addington County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusRachel Emma Bressee appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Martin Shier in Camden Twp., Lennox and Addington County, Ontario, Canada; Martin Shire and his family lived next door to his brother, James Baptist Shier. 

Family

Martin Shier b. 20 April 1854, d. 25 August 1919
Child

Adella May Brethour

F, b. 18 March 1894
FatherJohn Brethour b. 1 May 1847, d. 15 Jul 1931
MotherSarah Shier b. 17 May 1852, d. 1914
Relationships4th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
5th cousin 2 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
5th cousin 2 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of William Shier (1815 - 1890) and Elizabeth White
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited21 Jul 2015
Birth*Adella May Brethour was born on 18 March 1894 in Dufferin Regional Municipality, Manitoba, Canada
She was the daughter of John Brethour and Sarah Shier
(Witness) CensusAdella May Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John Brethour in Lisgar, Manitoba, Canada
(Witness) CensusAdella May Brethour appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of John Brethour in Township 5, MacDonald District, Manitoba, Canada
(Witness) CensusAdella May Brethour appeared on the census of 1916 in the household of John Brethour in MacDonald District, Manitoba, Canada
Married Name As of 28 February 1920,her married name was Congdon. 
Marriage*Adella May Brethour married George Henry Congdon on 28 February 1920 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
(Witness) CensusAdella May Brethour appeared on the census of 30 June 1921 in the household of George Henry Congdon in Municipality of Miniota, Manitoba, Canada

Family

George Henry Congdon b. August 1889

Alumira Brethour

F, b. 1873
FatherEdward Brethour b. 1823
MotherEliza Ellen Guthrie b. 1835, d. 1895
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Alumira Brethour was born in 1873. 
She was the daughter of Edward Brethour and Eliza Ellen Guthrie

Amelia Brethour

F, b. 1827
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Marriage*Amelia Brethour married Michael Brethour
Birth*Amelia Brethour was born in 1827. 

Family

Michael Brethour b. 1819
Children

Anne Marie Brethour

F, b. 1868
FatherJohn Brethour b. 1827
MotherSarah A. Brethour b. 1839
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Anne Marie Brethour was born in 1868. 
She was the daughter of John Brethour and Sarah A. Brethour

Annie Brethour

F, b. 1839, d. 1914
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendants of Jacob Shier Jr. (1775 - 1845) and Anne Sparling
Last Edited13 Jun 2017
Birth*Annie Brethour was born in 1839 in Ontario, Canada; 1902 Census states birthday as Sept 1840. 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of Philip St. John in Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
Married NameHer married name was St. John. 
Marriage*Annie Brethour married Philip St. John, son of George (Jacob) St. John and Mary Ann Shier
(Witness) CensusAnnie Brethour appeared on the census of 1871 in the household of Philip St. John in Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusAnnie Brethour appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of Philip St. John in Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusAnnie Brethour appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of Philip St. John in Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusAnnie Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Philip St. John in Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
Death*Annie Brethour died in 1914. 
Burial*She was buried in St. John Cemetery, Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.

Family

Philip St. John b. 1841, d. 1910
Children

Arnold Brethour

M, b. 1828, d. 19 December 1892
Last Edited12 Feb 2017
Birth*Arnold Brethour was born in 1828. 
Marriage*He married Margaret Ann St. John, daughter of James St. John and Jane Lloyd, on 16 February 1860. 
Death*Arnold Brethour died on 19 December 1892. 

Family

Margaret Ann St. John b. 21 November 1837, d. 30 November 1931
Child

Arnold Brethour

M, b. 1855
FatherMichael Brethour b. 1819
MotherAmelia Brethour b. 1827
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Arnold Brethour was born in 1855. 
He was the son of Michael Brethour and Amelia Brethour

Arnold Brethour

M, b. 1814, d. 4 January 1906
Last Edited8 Jul 2014
Birth*Arnold Brethour was born in 1814 in Ireland
Marriage*He married Jane Stevenson on 8 March 1839. 
Death*Arnold Brethour died on 4 January 1906 in Lot 2 Conc 4 Reach Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada

Family

Jane Stevenson b. 1822, d. 14 September 1862
Children

Arnold Brethour

M, b. 1852
FatherArnold Brethour b. 1814, d. 4 Jan 1906
MotherJane Stevenson b. 1822, d. 14 Sep 1862
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Arnold Brethour was born in 1852. 
He was the son of Arnold Brethour and Jane Stevenson

Catherine Brethour

F, b. 1845
FatherArnold Brethour b. 1814, d. 4 Jan 1906
MotherJane Stevenson b. 1822, d. 14 Sep 1862
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Catherine Brethour was born in 1845. 
She was the daughter of Arnold Brethour and Jane Stevenson

Catherine Brethour

F, b. 1820, d. 1906
Last Edited18 Jan 2014
Married NameHer married name was St. John. 
Marriage*Catherine Brethour married Adam St. John, son of Philip St. John
Birth*Catherine Brethour was born in 1820. 
Death*She died in 1906. 

Family

Adam St. John b. 1823

Catherine Anne Brethour

F, b. 12 April 1861, d. 20 November 1950
FatherDavid Brethour b. 1831, d. 23 Mar 1905
MotherElizabeth Jane Shier b. 21 Dec 1826, d. 16 Feb 1912
Relationships4th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
1st cousin 2 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
5th cousin 2 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited6 Jan 2016
Birth*Catherine Anne Brethour was born on 12 April 1861. 
She was the daughter of David Brethour and Elizabeth Jane Shier
(Witness) CensusCatherine Anne Brethour appeared on the census of 1871 in the household of David Brethour in District 29, South Perth, Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusCatherine Anne Brethour appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of David Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusCatherine Anne Brethour appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of Richard Wesley Brethour in Oak River, Marquette District, Manitoba, Canada
Residence*Catherine Anne Brethour lived on 1 May 1891 in Marquette District, Manitoba, Canada; Lived with her brother Richard Wesley Brethour at Oak River, Marquette, Manitoba according to 1891 Census. 
Married Name As of 12 August 1891,her married name was Miners. 
Marriage*She married Thomas Miners on 12 August 1891 in Rapid City, Manitoba, Canada; Reg. # 1891- 001494. 
ResidenceCatherine Anne Brethour lived in 1916 in Rivers, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; Lived in Town of Rivers, Brandon, Manitoba accoring to 1916 Census. 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1916 in the household of Thomas Miners in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
(Witness) CensusCatherine Anne Brethour appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Thomas Miners in Rivers, Manitoba, Canada
Death*Catherine Anne Brethour died on 20 November 1950 in Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada, at age 89. 
Burial*She was buried in Hamiota Municipal Cemetery, Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada; Reference Canadian Headstones.com.

Family

Thomas Miners b. 7 June 1861, d. 12 November 1943
Children

David Brethour

M, b. 1831, d. 23 March 1905
FatherMichael Julius Brethour b. 1774, d. 1871
MotherCatherine Heavenor d. 1832
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited30 Oct 2016
Birth*David Brethour was born in 1831 in Ballangrane, Ireland
He was the son of Michael Julius Brethour and Catherine Heavenor
Emigration*David Brethour emigrated; Emigrated from Ireland and settled in Simcoe County, Ontario. 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Jane Shier, daughter of Richard Shier and Catherine Shier, on 12 March 1851. 
Fact 3* (an unknown value). 
CensusDavid Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in Blanchard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Census*He appeared on the census of 1871 in District 29, South Perth, Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1881 in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1891 in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1901 in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Death*He died on 23 March 1905 in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Burial*He was buried in Kirkton Union Cemetery, Perth County, Ontario, Canada.

Family

Elizabeth Jane Shier b. 21 December 1826, d. 16 February 1912
Children

David Brethour

M, b. 1852
FatherMichael Brethour b. 1819
MotherAmelia Brethour b. 1827
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*David Brethour was born in 1852. 
He was the son of Michael Brethour and Amelia Brethour

David Brethour

M, b. 1853
FatherJames Brethour b. 1816, d. 12 Aug 1890
MotherPhoebe Brethour b. 1821
Last Edited18 Jun 2014
Birth*David Brethour was born in 1853. 
He was the son of James Brethour and Phoebe Brethour
(Witness) CensusDavid Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of James Brethour in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada

Dora Brethour

F, b. 1845, d. 18 February 1916
FatherCaptain John Brethour b. 1810, d. 1847
MotherEliza Shier b. May 1811, d. 27 Feb 1893
Relationships3rd great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
4th cousin 3 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
4th cousin 3 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited28 Nov 2016
Birth*Dora Brethour was born in 1845. 
She was the daughter of Captain John Brethour and Eliza Shier
(Witness) CensusDora Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of Eliza Shier in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
Married Name As of 31 December 1869,her married name was Webster. 
Marriage*Dora Brethour married Robert Steacy Webster on 31 December 1869 in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.
(Witness) CensusDora Brethour appeared on the census of 6 April 1891 in the household of Robert Steacy Webster in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
Death*Dora Brethour died on 18 February 1916. 
Burial*She was buried in St. John Cemetery, Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.

Family

Robert Steacy Webster b. 1844, d. 4 June 1909
Children

Edward Brethour

M, b. 1857
FatherJohn Brethour b. 1827
MotherSarah A. Brethour b. 1839
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Edward Brethour was born in 1857. 
He was the son of John Brethour and Sarah A. Brethour

Edward Brethour

M, b. 1823
Last Edited31 Jan 2015
Marriage*Edward Brethour married Eliza Ellen Guthrie
Birth*Edward Brethour was born in 1823. 
Occupation*He was a shoemaker in 1851. 

Family

Eliza Ellen Guthrie b. 1835, d. 1895
Children

Eliza Brethour

F, b. 1841
FatherJames Brethour b. 1816, d. 12 Aug 1890
MotherPhoebe Brethour b. 1821
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Eliza Brethour was born in 1841. 
She was the daughter of James Brethour and Phoebe Brethour
(Witness) CensusEliza Brethour appeared on the census of 1851 in the household of James Brethour in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusEliza Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of James Brethour in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada

Eliza Jane Brethour

F, b. 1869
FatherEdward Brethour b. 1823
MotherEliza Ellen Guthrie b. 1835, d. 1895
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Eliza Jane Brethour was born in 1869. 
She was the daughter of Edward Brethour and Eliza Ellen Guthrie

Eliza Letitia Brethour

F
Last Edited18 Feb 2017

Family

Wesley Edward Baker
Child

Elizabeth Brethour

F, b. 1809, d. 1862
FatherMichael Julius Brethour b. 1774, d. 1871
MotherCatherine Heavenor d. 1832
Last Edited28 Feb 2015
Birth*Elizabeth Brethour was born in 1809. 
She was the daughter of Michael Julius Brethour and Catherine Heavenor
Marriage*Elizabeth Brethour married Philip John Rynard
Married NameHer married name was Rynard. 
Death*Elizabeth Brethour died in 1862. 

Family

Philip John Rynard b. 1807, d. 1873
Children

Esther Trefina O. Brethour

F, b. 27 April 1886
FatherWilliam AUGUSTUS Brethour b. 24 Mar 1853, d. 10 Jan 1933
MotherElizabeth Jane Thompson d. 5 Mar 1900
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited27 Jul 2016
Birth*Esther Trefina O. Brethour was born on 27 April 1886 in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
She was the daughter of William AUGUSTUS Brethour and Elizabeth Jane Thompson
(Witness) CensusEsther Trefina O. Brethour appeared on the census of 11 May 1891 in the household of William AUGUSTUS Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusEsther Trefina O. Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of William AUGUSTUS Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada

Harriet Jane Brethour

F, b. 1869, d. 29 June 1908
FatherDavid Brethour b. 1831, d. 23 Mar 1905
MotherElizabeth Jane Shier b. 21 Dec 1826, d. 16 Feb 1912
Relationships4th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
1st cousin 2 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
5th cousin 2 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited30 Oct 2016
Birth*Harriet Jane Brethour was born in 1869. 
She was the daughter of David Brethour and Elizabeth Jane Shier
(Witness) CensusHarriet Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1871 in the household of David Brethour in District 29, South Perth, Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusHarriet Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of David Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusHarriet Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of David Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusHarriet Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of David Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Married Name As of 4 September 1907,her married name was Eaton. 
Death*Harriet Jane Brethour died on 29 June 1908 in Woodham, Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Burial*She was buried in Kirkton Union Cemetery, Usborne Twp., Kirkton, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.

Hazel Violet Irene Brethour

F, b. 29 October 1907, d. 1997
FatherMichael Brethour b. 1865, d. 27 Mar 1927
MotherMaggie Maud Hunt b. 7 Feb 1885, d. 11 Jan 1919
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited20 Jul 2017
Birth*Hazel Violet Irene Brethour was born on 29 October 1907 in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
She was the daughter of Michael Brethour and Maggie Maud Hunt
(Witness) CensusHazel Violet Irene Brethour appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Michael Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Married NameHer married name was Pfaff. 
Marriage*Hazel Violet Irene Brethour married Oscar Pfaff
Death*Hazel Violet Irene Brethour died in 1997. 

Family

Oscar Pfaff

Hector Wilson Brethour

M, b. 12 November 1881, d. 1 September 1918
FatherWilliam AUGUSTUS Brethour b. 24 Mar 1853, d. 10 Jan 1933
MotherElizabeth Jane Thompson d. 5 Mar 1900
Relationships5th great-grandson of Hans Adam Scheier
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited10 Feb 2017
Birth*Hector Wilson Brethour was born on 12 November 1881 in Blanchard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
He was the son of William AUGUSTUS Brethour and Elizabeth Jane Thompson
(Witness) CensusHector Wilson Brethour appeared on the census of 11 May 1891 in the household of William AUGUSTUS Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusHector Wilson Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of William AUGUSTUS Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Census*Hector Wilson Brethour appeared on the census of 1911 in Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
Residence*He lived in Daysville, Saskatchewan, Canada
Milit-Beg*He began military service on 3 January 1916 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Fact 1War Diary: 5th Battalion,
Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)

30 Aug 1918:
Wind –West Weather – Unsettled Ground – Moist Visibility – Poor
On our left the 1st C.I. Brigade attacked with a view to occupying more favourable positions about150 yards in front, arriving there and encountering practically no opposition, they continued their advance, finally halting and consolidating about 2,000 yards ahead of the position held by them in the morning. A significant incident occurred on our front this morning. During a lull in the artillery fire, a German was seen to leave his lines, and advance towards ours, with uplifted arms. Shortly after another followed, and evidently confident that we did not intend to fire upon them, 8 more joined them, and a party of 10 voluntarily surrendered. Events such as these certainly denote a deterioration of the enemy morale. It was stated that two Companies of a German Regiment absolutely refused the fact the Canadians.

Casualties: Nil



31 Aug 1918:
Wind – West Weather – Warm & Bright Ground – Dry Visibility – Poor
This morning the 8th C.I. Bn. carried out a small local operation and occupied two lines of trenches having no opposition and finding no occupants, but 40 of the enemy gave themselves up shortly after operations were completed. This afternoon a team of mules with limber of ammunition, with two men from our transport, while proceeding along the CAMBRAI Road to the Battalion, was hit by a shell. Both mules were killed outright and the limber blown to pieces, one man being slightly injured, and the other severely shaken. A remarkable escape. The Battalion passed a fairly quiet day. At night-time, when conditions are favourable the enemy is over bombing the rear areas, but apparently without much affect. Long range guns dropped shells into ARRAS at regular periods.

Causalities – 1 O.R.

1 Sept 1918: Wind – N.E. Weather – Fine Ground – Dry Visibility - Good
By 4:35 a.m., Lieut. Dobin, Scout Officer, had the men in position in the jumping off trench. The disposition of the companies was as follows: - “A” Company to attack, “D” Company in support, “B” and “C” Companies reserves. The nature of the ground to be advanced over was mostly of an open nature, rolling away in long ridges, dotted with an occasional wood. At 4:50 a.m., the thunder of our barrage broke the silence of the morning, and, keen as ever, over went our men fearlessly launched upon their new venture. They were at once met by a devastating fire from enemy gun posts ad redoubts, of the latter there were three, one of each flank and one on the central front, the central one containing a minnen-werfer trench mortar. Casualties occurred rapidly, and “A” Company was soon sadly depleted, in spite of which they continued to advance hampered by the loss of Machine Gun Ammunition, which was lost owing to the men carrying it being killed or wounded. The enemy had also suffered heavily during this time, but perceiving only comparatively a few men advancing, a number of them, probably one hundred, executed an encircling movement and got in the rear of “A” Company. Prospects for “A” Company at this time looked pretty bad, when “D” Company coming forward, with a rush, the Huns found the tables turned with a vengeance, and the whole lot surrendered without any opposition. “D” Company by this time had also suffered heavy losses, so “B” Company was brought up to assist. The re-doubts which lay on the West edge of the Hendicourt-les Cagnicourt Road were over-run and captured, and the road crossed and the trenches which formed the objective entered about 5:45 a.m. so that a lot of fierce fighting and heavy work had been accomplished in a short time. Prior to the attack warning had been received from Brigade H.Q. of new traps devised by the enemy for the edification of attacking forces, some being quite new departures, and of a very ingenious nature. One consisted of a concealed knife rest blocking a road and connected to a bomb. On the knife rest being pulled aside, the wire fuses the bomb. Another was a system of six mines so placed on the road on either side that they would come simultaneously under the two wheels of a vehicle. They consisted of small wooden boxes containing about fourteen pounds of explosives, a sort time fuse, and detonator actuated by a pressure plate. Their position was recognized by the presence of newly turned earth. They can easily be removed and are innocuous as long as no pressure is applied on top. By the time the objective was reached, “A” Company was reduced to twenty men and was re-enforced by men from “D” Company. “A” Company had come into touch with the 14th Battalion on their right at 10 a.m. and “D” Company had new received re-enforcements from “B” Company. The enemy artillery was active now, and our men were being subjected to a heavy fire. At mid-day O.C. of “C” Company received word from O.C. “B” Company that enemy was counter-attacking, and asking for re-enforcements whereupon a platoon was immediately despatched to their assistance. The counter attack developed in strength and “D” Company, on the Left, was forced back. Perceiving their plight, the platoon which was advancing to reinforce “B” Company, immediately moved to the assistance of “D” Company. At this time there was an urgent call for ammunition from all companies engaged in fighting, and parties were dispatched from “B” Company to obtain a fresh supply. Our right flank, however, continued to advance. On the left “D” Company, reinforced, checked the attack and, in turn, attacked, forcing the enemy to retire. Our Field guns got busy, and events took a favourable turn for us again. By 2:00 PM our men were well established, and things had quietened down considerably. By bad fortune, “BN” Company had lost their commanding officer, Captain J. L. Evans, who at the kick off was killed by a machine gun bullet. At 4:30 p.m., under instructions from Captain McGlashan, DMC., acting 2nd in command, Lieutenant Lloyd, O.C. “C” Company took over the front occupied by “D” Company.

Operation Order No. 314 (Appendix No. ) was received, stating that on the 2nd. September, 1918, the Canadian Corps would break through the DROCOURT – QUEANT Line. The attack was to be carried out by the 2ndCanadian Infantry Brigade, with the 3nd Canadian Infantry Brigade on our Right AND the 12th Canadian Infantry Brigade on our Left. They were to be assisted by none tanks from No. 2 Company, No. 14 Tank Battalion. The 5th Canadian Battalion in Brigade Reserve. At 9:45 p.m. Reinforcements of 8 Officers and 80 Other Ranks arrived at the Battn. from the composite Company.
Brigade Headquarters were established in a redoubt – V.1.a. Sheet 51b.

Estimated Casualties - 10 Officers and 225 Other Ranks.

2 Sept. 1918: WIND – N.E. WEATHER – Fine GROUND – Dry VISIBILITY – Good
After a quiet and uneventful night, ZERO hour – 5 a.m. - was heralded by the roar of our barrage, and the 2nd, 3rd, and 12th Canadian Infantry Brigades moved to attack. That supposedly iron defence yclept the DROCOURT – QUEANT Line. Alas! For Germany’s vain hope of possessing an impregnable defence. Canadians do not recognize any such obstacle, and the famous WOTAN Line was doomed to the same unceremonious treatment that was meted out to Hun defences by the Canadians during their recent operations. We now occupied positions in trenches immediately EAST of the HENECOURT LES CAGNICOURT – DRURY Road, where we proceeded to consolidate. 
Death*He died on 1 September 1918 in France at age 36; Killed in Action during WW I.
Burial*He was buried in Grave c-28 , UPTON WOOD CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France.
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Fact 1*Hector Wilson Brethour is remembered on Page 373 of the First World War Book of Remembrance in the Peace Tower, Ottawa, Canada.

Helen Eddy Brethour

F, b. 24 October 1910, d. 1977
FatherWilliam AUGUSTUS Brethour b. 24 Mar 1853, d. 10 Jan 1933
MotherAlice Maud Mary Heywood b. 1871, d. 1936
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited9 Feb 2017
Birth*Helen Eddy Brethour was born on 24 October 1910 in Blanshard Twp., Kirkton, Perth County, Ontario, Canada
She was the daughter of William AUGUSTUS Brethour and Alice Maud Mary Heywood
(Witness) CensusHelen Eddy Brethour appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of William AUGUSTUS Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusHelen Eddy Brethour appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of William AUGUSTUS Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Married NameHer married name was Whetstone. 
Marriage*Helen Eddy Brethour married Lloyd Orwell (Nip) Whetstone, son of Orwell Victor Whetstone and Ada Youngs, on 14 September 1933.
Death*Helen Eddy Brethour died in 1977. 
Burial*She was buried in Mailtland Cemetery, Goderich, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.1
Photo: Gary Schumacher
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Family

Lloyd Orwell (Nip) Whetstone b. 1906, d. 1988

Citations

  1. [S17] Unknown author, findagrave (n.p.: n.pub.), Findagrave Memorial 128069618.

Henry Brethour

M, b. 1831, d. 1918
Last Edited18 Jan 2014
Birth*Henry Brethour was born in 1831. 
Marriage*He married Phoebe St. John, daughter of Philip St. John, in 1845. 
Death*Henry Brethour died in 1918. 

Family

Phoebe St. John b. 1831, d. 1918

Hezekiah Brethour

M, b. 1866
FatherEdward Brethour b. 1823
MotherEliza Ellen Guthrie b. 1835, d. 1895
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Hezekiah Brethour was born in 1866. 
He was the son of Edward Brethour and Eliza Ellen Guthrie

Ida J. E. Brethour

F, b. 30 August 1883, d. 9 October 1917
FatherWilliam AUGUSTUS Brethour b. 24 Mar 1853, d. 10 Jan 1933
MotherElizabeth Jane Thompson d. 5 Mar 1900
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited24 Feb 2013
Birth*Ida J. E. Brethour was born on 30 August 1883. 
She was the daughter of William AUGUSTUS Brethour and Elizabeth Jane Thompson
(Witness) CensusIda J. E. Brethour appeared on the census of 11 May 1891 in the household of William AUGUSTUS Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusIda J. E. Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of William AUGUSTUS Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Death*Ida J. E. Brethour died on 9 October 1917 in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada, at age 34. 

James Brethour

M, b. 1816, d. 12 August 1890
Last Edited24 Aug 2014
Birth*James Brethour was born in 1816 in Ireland
Marriage*He married Phoebe Brethour
CensusJames Brethour appeared on the census of 1851 in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
Census*He appeared on the census of 1861 in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
Death*He died on 12 August 1890 in Sand Beach, Huron County, Michigan, United States
Burial*He was buried in Harbor Beach, Huron County, Michigan, United States

Family

Phoebe Brethour b. 1821
Children

James Brethour

M, b. 1850
FatherJames Brethour b. 1816, d. 12 Aug 1890
MotherPhoebe Brethour b. 1821
Last Edited18 Jun 2014
Birth*James Brethour was born in 1850. 
He was the son of James Brethour and Phoebe Brethour
(Witness) CensusJames Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of James Brethour in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada

James Clifford Brethour

M, b. 1896, d. 1975
Last Edited2 Mar 2014
Birth*James Clifford Brethour was born in 1896. 
Marriage*He married Blanche Edna Speiran, daughter of James Speiran and Mary Jane Swanick, in 1921. 
Death*James Clifford Brethour died in 1975. 

Family

Blanche Edna Speiran b. 21 July 1891, d. 1945

James E. Brethour

M, b. 22 August 1841, d. 2 January 1929
FatherCaptain John Brethour b. 1810, d. 1847
MotherEliza Shier b. May 1811, d. 27 Feb 1893
Relationships3rd great-grandson of Hans Adam Scheier
4th cousin 3 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
4th cousin 3 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited11 Jun 2017
Birth*James E. Brethour was born on 22 August 1841. 
He was the son of Captain John Brethour and Eliza Shier
(Witness) CensusJames E. Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of Eliza Shier in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
Census*James E. Brethour appeared on the census of 1871 in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1881 in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 16 April 1891 in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of George Sparling Shier in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
Fact 1*James E. Brethour never married. 
Death*James E. Brethour died on 2 January 1929 at age 87. 
Burial*He was buried in St. John Cemetery, Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.

John Brethour

M, b. 1 May 1847, d. 15 July 1931
FatherArnold Brethour b. 1814, d. 4 Jan 1906
MotherJane Stevenson b. 1822, d. 14 Sep 1862
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendants of William Shier (1815 - 1890) and Elizabeth White
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited21 Jan 2015
Birth*John Brethour was born on 1 May 1847. 
He was the son of Arnold Brethour and Jane Stevenson
Marriage*John Brethour married Sarah Shier, daughter of William Shier and Elizabeth White, on 1 November 1870 in Cannington, Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
CensusJohn Brethour appeared on the census of 1881 in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1891 in Carleton, Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
Census*He appeared on the census of 1901 in Lisgar, Manitoba, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1911 in Township 5, MacDonald District, Manitoba, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1916 in MacDonald District, Manitoba, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1921 in Thompson Municipality, Manitoba, Canada
Death*He died on 15 July 1931 at age 84. 
Burial*He was buried in Miami Cemetery, Thompson Rural Municipality, Manitoba, Canada.
Stone: Amy Hickmott
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Family

Sarah Shier b. 17 May 1852, d. 1914
Children

John Brethour

M, b. 1827
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Marriage*John Brethour married Sarah A. Brethour
Birth*John Brethour was born in 1827. 
Residence*He lived in 1891 in Scott Twp, Ontario County, Ontario, Canada; At time of 1891 Census. 

Family

Sarah A. Brethour b. 1839
Children

John Brethour

M, b. 1859
FatherMichael Brethour b. 1819
MotherAmelia Brethour b. 1827
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*John Brethour was born in 1859. 
He was the son of Michael Brethour and Amelia Brethour

Captain John Brethour

M, b. 1810, d. 1847
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited11 Aug 2015
Birth*Captain John Brethour was born in 1810. 
Marriage*He married Eliza Shier, daughter of Henry Shier and Mary Corneil, in 1835. 
Fact 1*Were Farmers in Georgina Twp. 
Death*Captain John Brethour died in 1847. 
Burial*He was buried in St. John Cemetery, Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.

Family

Eliza Shier b. May 1811, d. 27 February 1893
Children

Joseph W. Brethour

M, b. 1870
FatherJohn Brethour b. 1827
MotherSarah A. Brethour b. 1839
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Joseph W. Brethour was born in 1870. 
He was the son of John Brethour and Sarah A. Brethour

Katherine Brethour

F, b. 1847
FatherJames Brethour b. 1816, d. 12 Aug 1890
MotherPhoebe Brethour b. 1821
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Katherine Brethour was born in 1847. 
She was the daughter of James Brethour and Phoebe Brethour
(Witness) CensusKatherine Brethour appeared on the census of 1851 in the household of James Brethour in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusKatherine Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of James Brethour in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada

Leressa Brethour

F, b. 1876
FatherEdward Brethour b. 1823
MotherEliza Ellen Guthrie b. 1835, d. 1895
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Leressa Brethour was born in 1876. 
She was the daughter of Edward Brethour and Eliza Ellen Guthrie

Lilley M. Brethour

F, b. 1875
FatherEdward Brethour b. 1823
MotherEliza Ellen Guthrie b. 1835, d. 1895
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Lilley M. Brethour was born in 1875. 
She was the daughter of Edward Brethour and Eliza Ellen Guthrie

Margaret Jane Brethour

F, b. 1 May 1865, d. 9 January 1933
FatherArnold Brethour b. 1828, d. 19 Dec 1892
MotherMargaret Ann St. John b. 21 Nov 1837, d. 30 Nov 1931
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited9 Oct 2017
Birth*Margaret Jane Brethour was born on 1 May 1865 in Scott Twp., Udora, Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
She was the daughter of Arnold Brethour and Margaret Ann St. John
Marriage*Margaret Jane Brethour married Philip Shier, son of Jacob Shier and Catherine Rynard, on 10 January 1888 in Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
Married Name As of 10 January 1888,her married name was Shier. 
(Witness) CensusMargaret Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Philip Shier in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusMargaret Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Philip Shier in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusMargaret Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Roy Etherington Shier in Geogina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
Death*Margaret Jane Brethour died on 9 January 1933 in Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada, at age 67.
Burial*She was buried on 11 January 1933 in Bagshaw Cemetery, Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.

Family

Philip Shier b. 2 June 1864, d. 1939
Children

Martha Brethour

F, b. 1857
FatherMichael Brethour b. 1819
MotherAmelia Brethour b. 1827
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Martha Brethour was born in 1857. 
She was the daughter of Michael Brethour and Amelia Brethour