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John Nicholas Goebel
Male 1842 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Birth  27 Oct 1842  Diedorf, Sachsen, Wermar, Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  1856  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation  1861  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Laborer 
    Religion  1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Residence  1869  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  1869  Morriston, Welllington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Labourer 
    Religion  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Elected Office  1879  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Name  John N. Goebel 
    Name  Nicholas Gabel 
    Name  Nicholas Goebel 
    Occupation  1881  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Store Keeper 
    Occupation  1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Merchant 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-82369 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I82369  Generations
    Last Modified  10 Jul 2017 

    Father  George Goebel,   b. 1810, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Eva Maria Wagner,   b. 1812, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F33181  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Baltzer,   b. 7 Aug 1850, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  6 Apr 1869  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Children 
     1. August Karl "Charles" Goebel,   b. 31 Jan 1871, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Christian Goebel,   b. Feb 1871, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Georgina Goebel,   b. 22 Apr 1878, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F21472  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • John Fields in 1863; Jacob Dimmick, 1866-67; J. N. Goebel, 1866; John Howard, 1866 are designated as Pedlers. That indicates that not yet having places of business they sold their wares from house to house.1a

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

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      In 1874 J. N. Goebel bought a car load of Red Herring on track at Guelph. A load some merchant had ordered, then refused. And he got them cheap. He disposed of part of the shipment off the car to local merchants and others and arranged with David Rife Sr. to haul the rest to Hespeler.

      It was the dead of winter, deep snow, roads badly drifted and only a single track to Guelph. Jack Limpert, then 16, who was working for Mr. Rife (and who, by the way, told me the story) was sent with a hay rack on a bob sleigh to do the hauling. The fish were cleaned and smoked, and packed, with heads and tails on, in flat wooden boxes containing about a dozen.

      Jack went to Guelph and got his fish loaded after some delay, and by noon was coming along through the hills near Squire Phin's when he saw another rig coming and turned off to give him half the road; which was the thing to do. His load upset and there he was. It happened that the approaching rig was a load of soft drinks. The driver, a decent chap about Jack's own age, anchored his team with the weight and pitched in to give Jack a hand to get going again.

      By the time they got back on the road and the fish reloaded both boys were warm and tired and they sat down on a hard snow bank to rest. The hour was something after one and both boys were hungry so Jack broke open a box of Herrings, the other boy a couple of bottles of pop and they sat there and had a lunch. Red Herring and Ginger Ale.

      And Jack said it tasted good.2a

      2aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 4.

    2. [S299] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1881, Page 1.

    3. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 29.

    4. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Goebel Nicolaus, 26, Puslinch, Diedorf Sachsen Wermar Saxony, s/o George & Eva (Wagner), married 6 Apr 1869 Mary Baltzer, 19, Preston, Preston, d/o George & Nancy (Berge)

    5. [S1837] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1861, Div. 2 Page 11.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 8 Apr 1869.
      06 Apr 1869 By Rev. Wurster, Nikolaus Goebel of Morriston was married to Maria Balzer of Preston.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1856 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1869 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1869 - Morriston, Welllington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Apr 1869 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1879 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Keeper - 1881 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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