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Jacob Bettschen 

Jacob Bettschen[1]

Male 1808 - 1869

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  • Birth  8 May 1808  , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Elected Office  1850  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Reeve/Mayor 
    Occupation  1851  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Died  24 Jul 1869  New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region  Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-25194P 
    Buried  Rosebank Community Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I25194  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Oct 2017 

    Father  David Bettschen,   b. Sep 1782, Avers, Reichenbach, Frutingen, Canon Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1867, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Bruegger,   b. 7 Apr 1771, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1856 
    Family ID  F23653  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Klopfenstein,   b. 1810, , , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1888 
    Children 
     1. Jacob Bettschen,   b. 1830, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Susanna Bettschen,   b. 1836, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Gottlieb Bettschen,   b. 3 Sep 1841, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Hercules Bettschen,   b. 1844, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1878
     5. Frederick Bettschen,   b. 27 Oct 1846, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Judith Bettschen,   b. 4 Oct 1848, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. David Bettschen,   b. 1850, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Elizabeth Bettschen,   b. 1850, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F6454  Group Sheet

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    Jacob Bettschen
    Jacob Bettschen

  • Notes 
    • The first frame house in Wilmot Township was built by this native of Reuebruegg, Switzerland who arrived in 1830. He was a tax collector, a constable and a magistrate. He served for eight years as a Wilmot Township councillor in Wellington District and was the first reeve of Wilmot Township in 1850. He was a charter member of the Wilmot Agricultural Society in 1853 and he was appointed a captain in the Wilmot Township Militia. Bettschen is remembered as the promoter of library services for the Township in 1853. In 1859 this developed into a travelling library which placed 150 books in each of the five wards and the books were exchanged every four months.

      Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

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      According to family lore, Jacob Bettschen was the first constable. He had the distinction of making the first arrest for the first murder in Wilmot Township. A man had murdered a child and concealed the body under a culvert. He was later arrested in Haysville and Bettschen delivered him on foot to Hamilton.

      Baden Outlook 2014

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Frederick BETTSCHEN, 27, farmer, Wilmot Twp, Roseville, s/o Jacob & Elizabeth married Hannah CLEMENS, 23, Roseville, Roseville, d/o Jacob & Eve, witn: Jacob & Isabella BECKER of Baden, 24 May 1874 in Baden.

    2. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div 2 pg 6.

    3. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 6.
      Jacob BETTSCHEN Farmer Switzerland Calvinist? 44
      Elizabeth BETTSCHEN Switzerland Calvinist? 42
      Jacob BETTSCHEN Canada Calvinist? 21
      Susanna BETTSCHEN Canada Calvinist? 15
      Gotleib BETTSCHEN Canada Calvinist? 11
      Judith BETSCHEN Canada Calvinist? 8
      Frederick BETTSCHEN Canada Calvinist? 6
      Hercules BETTSCHEN Canada Calvinist? 4

    4. [S213] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Rosebank Community CC#4565.
      In memory of / Jacob Bettschen / 1808-1869 / Elizabeth Klopfenstein / his wife / 1810-1888 / David and Elizabeth / twins / 1850-1850 / Bettschen /

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 29 Jul 1869.
      Jakob, Esq. Bettschen died 24 Jul 1869 near New Dundee, Wilmot, 61 yrs.

    6. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 6.

    7. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 8 May 1808 - , Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Reeve/Mayor - 1850 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1851 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jul 1869 - New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosebank Community Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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