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Jacob G. Stroh 

Jacob G. Stroh[1]

Male 1848 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Birth  25 Sep 1848  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Christened  10 Dec 1848  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    New Jerusalem 
    Residence  1870  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation  1872  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    tanner 
    Occupation  1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion  1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Swedenborgian 
    Occupation  1901  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Tanner 
    Occupation  1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Tanner 
    Religion  1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Swedenborgian 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-43723 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I43723  Generations
    Last Modified  22 Aug 2013 

    Father  Henry Stroh,   b. 5 Nov 1818, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1901, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susannah Gaukel,   b. 18 Sep 1824, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1873, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Sep 1840  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F11403  Group Sheet

    Family  Elisabeth Seiler,   b. 7 May 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  9 Oct 1870  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Ida Dorothea Stroh,   b. 19 Feb 1872, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1880, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ella Louisa Stroh,   b. 20 Feb 1875, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Edward Emanuel Stroh,   b. 16 Jun 1877, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1880, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Edgar Samuel Stroh,   b. 16 Oct 1880, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1881
     5. Edna Lenora Stroh,   b. 23 Mar 1882, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Oliva Lorina Stroh,   b. 27 Jul 1884, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Albertha Luella May Stroh,   b. 19 Nov 1887, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Nathaniel C. Stroh,   b. 8 Feb 1891, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2012 
    Family ID  F11402  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 25 Sep 1848 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 Dec 1848 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - New Jerusalem - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Oct 1870 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - tanner - 1872 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Swedenborgian - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tanner - 1901 - Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tanner - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Swedenborgian - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Jacob G. Stroh
    Jacob G. Stroh
    from Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

  • Notes 
    • There is in Waterloo Park a valuable Indian relic in the form of an irregularly shaped stone, weighing 1000 to 1500 pounds. On the upper or grinding surface, there are six or more shallow circular depressions or basins, each being eight to fourteen inches in diameter, where the Indians had worn them hollow in grinding their tomahawks and other articles made of stone. This grindstone was brought to Waterloo Park by Jacob Stroh in 1890. It was found at Glennie's Springs, north of Conestogo, where no doubt there existed an Indian village centuries ago.

      There has recently arrived at the Park as a loan from Mr. Stroh, another useful article used by the early Indians of Waterloo County in a village that existed at that time. It is a very large stone of grey granite, about three by six feet in dimension, and weighing approximately a ton and a half. One side of this huge stone is flat, and a part of this upper flat surface was used by the Indians in grinding grain and nuts and pulping food. This surface contains two shallow bowls or circular depressions, each about a foot in diameter, which were used in grinding food. The other half or more of the large flat surface is worn and polished very smoothly and was no doubt used in dressing skins and furs, which were the clothing of the Indians in those early days.

      This latter stone was found on the site of an Indian village at Suraras Springs on the Huron Road, two miles south of Mannheim.

      These relics   of an early occupation of Waterloo County have been placed near  the old log building   in Waterloo Park which was the first schoolhouse in the settlement that became the Town of Waterloo. It was built in 1820.

      A history of the Town of Waterloo and surrounding district must therefore, begin with its occupation by the Indians at some remote period, Indians probably of numerous earlier tribes before the Government granted the 12-mile strip of land along the Grand River to the Six Nation Indians.

      Mr. Jacob Stroh, a naturalist and archaeologist of more than local repute, has devoted many years to a study of the Indians of this district, and has gathered one of the finest collections of Indian remains in Canada. He has located quite a number of their village sites throughout the County, at points not too far from the Grand River, and nearly always near a sparkling spring. It is clearly noticeable that a number of these villages had been fortified, probably as a protection against wild animals, or perhaps against other tribes.

      Some of these ancient Indian villages lie just outside the Waterloo corporation limits, and at least one of them is in the Town itself.
      Mr. Stroh has proved his surmise correct on many occasions by finding accumulations of ashes from their camp fires in spots as yet untouched by the white man's plough, some of these being under the stumps of one time huge trees, hundreds of years old, that have grown over these ash heaps; also, many of his stone implements, pottery and other objects were excavated at these Indian village sites.1a

      1aSixteenth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1928, A Historical Sketch of the Town of Waterloo, Ontario, Clayton W. Wells, L.D.S., D. D. S.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 18 Nov 1880.
      Nov. 15, 1880 Edward Emanuel Stroh, son of Jakob G. Stroh, died in Waterloo at age of 3 years & 5 months.

    2. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Canada. Department of Agriculture, (1851, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d.), 349241., Div 4 Pg 190, 24 Apr 2006.

    3. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Canada. Department of Agriculture, (1881, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d.), 1375900., Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 1 Page 18.

    4. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Canada. Department of Agriculture, (1861, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d.), Div. 4 Page 35.

    5. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Canada. Department of Agriculture, (1911, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d), 2418531, 2418532., Div. 42 Page 6.

    6. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Canada. Department of Agriculture, (1901, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d.), 1843584., Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-4 Page 7.

    7. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library, extracted by Norma Huber.
      Jacob Stroh s/o Henry & Susanna Gaukel of Berlin, b. 25 Sep 1848, bapt. 10 Dec 1848, sponsors: Conrad Stroh, parents

    8. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian), Church of the Good Shepherd, (Kitchener, Ontario), 289.471 345 new..
      Bridegroom Name: Jacob G. Stroh Age: 22 Res: Berlin Place of Birth: Berlin Names of Parents: Henrich & Sussana Stroh Bride: Name: Lizzie Seiler Age: 24 Res: Berlin Place of Birth: Waterloo Tp. Names of Parents: George & Maria Seiler Witness(S): Name: Henny Stroh Jr. Res: Berlin Name: Amenda Seiler Res: Berlin Oct. 9, 1870

    9. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, Office of Registrar General of Ontario.
      Ida Dorothea Stroh Born: 12 Feb 1872  County: Wellington Father: Jacob Stroh Mother: Elizabeth Seiler

    10. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Jacob G Stroh Born: Canada Age: 22 Father: Henry Stroh Mother: Susannah Stroh Born: abt 1848 Spouse: Lizzie Seiler Age: 24 born: Canada Father: George Seiler Mother: Maria Seiler  married 9 Oct 1870 married: Waterloo, Berlin