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Jacob G. "Jake" Doersam 

Jacob G. "Jake" Doersam

Male 1853 - 1912

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  • Birth  17 Aug 1853  St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened  25 Sep 1853  St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Business  39 King St. S., Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jake's Cigar Store 
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    Jacob Doersam's Store
    Jacob Doersam's Store
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    Name  Jake Doersam 
    Occupation  1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Photographer 
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    Religion  1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Occupation  1888  Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    hotel keeper 
    Occupation  1901  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation  1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Book Store 
    Religion  1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-43105 
    Died  23 Sep 1912 
    Person ID  I43105  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  Johann Adam "Adam" Doersam,   b. 27 Nov 1820, Beerfelden, Odenwaldkreis, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1901 
    Mother  Catherine Margareth Grittmann,   b. 14 Dec 1830, Daisbach, , Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  21 Apr 1846  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F9143  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Carolina Loebs,   b. 1854, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  21 Dec 1887  Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F51647  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Catherine Merklinger,   b. 25 Oct 1864, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1938, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F185687  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Death removed another well-known and esteemed citizen in the person of Mr. Jacob Doersam, who died suddenly this morning at 10:30 o'clock after a brief illness. Although in ill health during the past few months he was able to be up and about until Thursday, since which time he has been confined to his bed. About a week ago he contracted a severe cold which hastened his death, the direct cause of which was a paralytic stroke. The late Mr. Doersam was born in St. Agatha, Aug, 17th, 1853, removing to Waterloo with his parents when a young man. For fourteen years he conducted a cigar store but about six years ago disposed of the business and the past few years carried on a successful book and stationery business on King St.

      The late Mr. Doersam, who was of an unassuming disposition, was held in much esteem by his fellow townsmen and a wide circle of friends who will sincerely regret his sudden passing. He was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church.

      About twenty-five years ago he was married to Miss Carrie Laibs. After her death he was married to Miss Katharine Merklinger about twenty years ago, who survives, together with the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Ruthig, Preston; George, Warren, Ill.; Peter, Ayton; John, Saginaw, Mich.; Kate (Mrs. Witmer), Detroit, Mich.; Louisa (Mrs. Hiffler), Rochester, N.Y.; Emma (Mrs. Froehlich), Clinton, Mich.; and Hilda of Waterloo. The funeral will be held at 2:03 o'clock on Thursday afternoon from the late residence to St. John's Lutheran Church for services and thence to Mount Hope Cemetery for interment.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library, pg 29.
      Jacob Doersam, son of Adam and Margareth Grittmann of Wilmot, born 17 Aug 1853, bapt. 25 Sep 1853

    2. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-4 Page 1.

    3. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 1 Page 21.

    4. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 42 Page 6.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 17 Aug 1853 - St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 25 Sep 1853 - St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Jake's Cigar Store - - 39 King St. S., Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Photographer - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Dec 1887 - Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - hotel keeper - 1888 - Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? - 1901 - Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Book Store - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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