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Jacob Dunke 

Jacob Dunke

Male 1845 - 1909

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  • Birth  30 Mar 1845  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Baptist 
    Occupation  1879  7 Arthur Street N., Elmira, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    merchant 
    Occupation  1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Store Keeper 
    Occupation  1891  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gentleman 
    Religion  1891  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Baptist 
    Occupation  1901  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Merchant 
    Elected Office  1903  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    treasurer - Elmira 
    Residence  2 William Street, Elmira, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    2 William Street, Elmira, Ontario
    2 William Street, Elmira, Ontario
    Built by Jacob Dunke
    Residence  1903  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dunke residence 1903 Elmira
    Dunke residence 1903 Elmira
    From: Enterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903.
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-24489 
    Died  22 Jun 1909  [4
    Buried  Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I24489  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Oct 2017 

    Father  Peter Dunke,   b. 15 Feb 1804, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Salome Stoltz,   b. 28 Aug 1815, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Apr 1836  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F6124  Group Sheet

    Family  Rachel Powell,   b. 24 Jan 1858, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1901 
    Married  22 Jan 1879  Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Erma Edna Dunke,   b. 3 Mar 1880, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1954, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alva E. Dunke,   b. 20 Nov 1882, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1940
     3. Cora Viola Dunke,   b. 20 Aug 1884, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1966
    Family ID  F6126  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Jacob Dunke 1903
    Jacob Dunke 1903

  • Notes 
    • Mr. Jacob Dunke came to Elmira 39 years ago, entering upon his duties as clerk in the general store of Wenger & Ruppel, for whom he worked two years. After the dissolution of partnership of his employers, he engaged with Mr. Isaac Wenger, where he remained nine years. During this term he laid the foundation of a successful business career and in the year 1875 embarked on his own account in the corner store in Wachsmuth's block. After having experienced unusual success and amassed a large fortune, he sold out to his brother in 1888 and has since lived retired. Mr. Dunke struck Elmira without a dollar to his name and his success is remarkable. He has been treasurer of the Village of Elmira ever since incorporation. It may be said, as a tribute to his ability as collector, as well as to the integrity of the ratepayers of Elmira, that there has never been a time when every cent of the taxes was not paid up on the date required by law.1a

      1aEnterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 10741-79.
      Jacob DUNKE, 34, merchant, Preston, of Elmira, s/o Peter & Salome [STOLTZ] DUNKE, married Rachael POWELL, 22, Wellesley, of Elmira, d/o Simon & Jane POWELL, witn: Mr. SARDALIS, Drayton & Alexander POWELL, Wellesley, on 22 January 1879, at Elmira

    2. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 3.

    3. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, pg 3.

    4. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      In Loving Memory Of/ Jacob Dunke/ Who Died/ June 22, 1909,/ Aged/ 64 Yrs. & 23 Days./ He Being Dead Yet Speaketh.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 17.
      Jacob DUNKY Birthplace: Canada Age 7 Lutheran b. 30-May

    6. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 44.

    7. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 4 Page 40.

    8. [S2057] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1891, Pg. 34.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 30 Mar 1845 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1879 - 7 Arthur Street N., Elmira, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jan 1879 - Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Keeper - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1891 - Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1891 - Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1901 - Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - treasurer - Elmira - 1903 - Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 2 William Street, Elmira, Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1903 - Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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