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James Anderson 

James Anderson[1]

Male 1828 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Birth  Jul 1828  , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  1860  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  1860  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Elected Office  1869  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Occupation  1871  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
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    Elected Office  1875  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Occupation  1881  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Waggon Maker 
    Occupation  1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gentleman 
    Religion  1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Occupation  1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Income 
    Religion  1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-24729 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I24729  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Oct 2017 

    Father  William Anderson,   b. Abt 1805, Of, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Mary,   b. Abt 1805, Of, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F8842  Group Sheet

    Family  Hannah Hoffman,   b. 28 Apr 1840, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1907, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Dec 1860  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Anna Mary Anderson,   b. 1861, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Thomas John Anderson,   b. 1863, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Martha L. Anderson,   b. 1865, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. James M. Anderson,   b. 1867, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lucinda Anderson,   b. 1869, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Jean Anderson,   b. 1869, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mary Anderson,   b. 1871, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Margaret Priscilla Anderson,   b. Dec 1871, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Sarah E. Anderson,   b. 2 Feb 1874, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. George M. Anderson,   b. Sep 1875, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Jane E. Anderson,   b. 1877, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F6238  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    James Anderson
    James Anderson
    image from 1901 Hespeler Souvenir

  • Notes 
    • James Anderson was born in the north of Ireland in 1828, served four years in the Irish Constabulary between the ages of 18 and 22, learned the carriage making trade in Ireland where his father and two brothers were joiners (Carpenters) and then he came to Caledonia, Ontario, where he worked at his trade for some time. In the old days, Blacksmiths, Waggon Makers, Saw Millers and others, like the farmers, hired help for so much a month (or week) and board. When J. N. Cober was running his carriage shop in Puslinch, six men employed by him, boarded in his house. On the River Road south from Breslau almost across the road from the Joseph B. Hagey farm a man named Ryan ran a blacksmith shop with a wood shop in connection. His employees, I have no doubt, boarded at his house. Needing a wood worker, he contacted in some way, James Anderson, who came to work for him probably around 1860.

      Mr. Anderson married Hannah Ryan and their first child was born in 1862. Anderson's name does not appear as owner or tenant nor on the Statute Labour list in Hespeler until 1866 in which year he is shown as tenant of a house owned by Louis Englehart on Queen East and as owner of a quarter of an acre of land on Cooper Street assessed for $300.00. That means there must have been a building on the land, for, in those days vacant lots were more apt to be priced at $300.00 a dozen than apiece! Highly improbable, I should say, that Hannah, then a girl around 20 would have met her future husband as far afield as Caledonia. More likely she was at home helping with the house work and Jimmie met her there.

      As 1 reconstruct it, Anderson, while still working for Ryan, heard that Wiffler was dead and that his shop was for sale and he came here and bought it in 1865 or early 1866. In any event he carried on business there until 1886 when he sold out to Aaron Groh and retired. He died January 31st, 1913; His wife, on December 28th, 1907, aged 67 years, 8 months. I have it from the family that Mr. Anderson worked at the waggon making trade for 26 years which would mean that he came to Ryan in 1860, give or take a bit.

      Among the men employed in that shop in the times of Charles Wiffler and James Anderson may be mentioned David Fields, 1862-64; Thomas Trimble, 1864; Henry Shoemaker, 1866; Jonathan Mager (Brother of Mrs. Solomon Keifer), 1867-74; Dilman Kraft, 1868; Wellington Morne, 1870, and William Parks who learned his trade with Anderson.1a

      1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 016270-00.
      David Norman PANABAKER, 26, book keeper, Waterloo Twp, Hespeler, s/o David PANABAKER & Leah WARNER married Sara E. ANDERSON, 26, Hespeler, Hespeler, d/o James ANDERSON & Hannah HOFFMAN, witn: Neil A. PANABAKER & Jennie ANDERSON both of Hespeler, 17 October 1900 in Hespeler

    2. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      James Anderson Born: Ireland Res: Preston Age: 24 Father: John Mother: Mary Born: 1836 Spouse: Anne Huffman Age: 21 born: Waterloo Res: Waterloo Born: 1839 Father: Christian Mother: Ann married 25 Dec 1860

    3. [S508] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1871, Page 10.

    4. [S299] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1881, Page 15.

    5. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 21 Pg. 16.

    6. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 9.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - Jul 1828 - , Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1860 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Dec 1860 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1869 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ------- - 1871 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1875 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Waggon Maker - 1881 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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