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Jacob Bleam[1, 2, 3]
Male 1810 - 1836


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  • Birth  20 Jan 1810  Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Misfortune  Jan 1836  Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    murdered 
    Name  Jacob Bliehm  [5
    Eby ID Number  00010-1097 
    Died  Jan 1836  Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: murdered 
    Person ID  I20521  Generations
    Last Modified  10 Jul 2017 

    Father  Philip Bliehm,   b. 1780, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Esther Bechtel,   b. Jul 1766, Of, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1833, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1804 
    Family ID  F4126  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Scheirich,   b. 1 May 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1890, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Nov 1835  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID  F3011  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Bliehm, "was born January 20th, 1810. He was married to Elizabeth, daughter of John and Barbara Scheirich who resided on the old "Hiestand Farm" two miles south of Berlin. Having to meet a payment of several hundred dollars in the bank at Dundas, he left home in January, 1836, and drove to Dundas where he had his horse put up in the stables of the McEwen hotel. This was the last of him. A few days afterwards his horse was still in the stable, his overcoat was hanging in the hotel, but no deposit was made in the bank. All trace of him since then has been lost. Rumor has it that he was murdered in the McEwen Hotel that night for his money and his body hid in an old well near by the hotel. A year or so after this occurrence there were a number of bodies (in a half decomposed state) found in this well, all supposed to have been murdered in this hotel, one of which bodies is said to have favored that of Bliehm's."1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 278.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 796.

    3. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 223.

    4. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 226.

    5. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 5 Nov 1835:11.
      last Tuesday By Wm Ellis, Jacob Bliehm m. Miss Elisabeth Scheirich, both are of Waterloo.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 20 Jan 1810 - Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Nov 1835 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - murdered - Jan 1836 - Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: murdered - Jan 1836 - Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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