Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
John C. Bricker

John C. Bricker[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1825 - 1904  (78 years)

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  • Name John C. Bricker 
    Born 9 Oct 1825  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Name Johann Bricker 
    Residence 1845  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1851  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1851  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Lot 22 Con A. 
    Residence 1862  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Retired 1901  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Eby ID Number 00016-1239 
    Died 23 Jan 1904  [13
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I10130  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Peter Bricker,   b. 26 Nov 1793, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Cress,   b. 17 Feb 1792, , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1854  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F3272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Wideman,   b. 8 Jan 1832, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1856, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1845  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 12
    Children 
     1. Esther Bricker,   b. 7 Feb 1847, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1930  (Age 83 years)
     2. Jacob W. Bricker,   b. 6 Jan 1848, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1926, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Nancy Bricker,   b. 13 Nov 1851, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elias W. Bricker,   b. 28 Apr 1853, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1939, Calgary, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Elizabeth Bricker,   b. 7 Mar 1855, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1875  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2923  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Cress,   b. 18 Oct 1829, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1901  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1863  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 9
    Children 
     1. John C. Bricker,   b. 26 Mar 1863, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1941  (Age 77 years)
     2. Susannah Bricker,   b. 29 Aug 1865, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1870  (Age 4 years)
     3. Rachel Bricker,   b. 23 Aug 1869, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1870, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Mary Ann Bricker,   b. 1870, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950  (Age 80 years)
     5. Levi C. Bricker,   b. 18 Feb 1872, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1904, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     6. Menno C. Bricker,   b. 30 Dec 1874, Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1948, High River, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2924  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Waterloo-LogSchool-00002.jpg

  • Notes 
    • John Bricker," the youngest son of Peter and Elizabeth (Cress) Bricker, was born near the town of Waterloo, October 9th, 1825. In 1846 he was married to Sallie Wideman who died in 1857. In 1863 he married to Elizabeth, daughter of Ephraim and Susan (McMahon) Cress, She was born October 18th, 1829. Mr. Bricker's family consisted of eleven children, five of whom were born unto his first wife"

      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE

      An interesting meeting took place the Saturday before last in the old log cabin in Waterloo Park.

      This house was, of course, the first schoolhouse in this area and stood originally on the school-house square at the corner of King and Church Streets in Waterloo. It was built in 1820 and served its purpose until 1842, when it was torn down and a 1-storey stone house was constructed on the site. The dismantled log house was erected again in Greenbush and served as a residence for a long time for the coloured man, Mr. Carroll and his family. In the course of this year, the Waterloo Park Commissioners purchased the house, moved it to their park and furnished it again as it was when it was a school-house.

      At this gathering, in addition to many other ladies and gentlemen, the following (male and female) former pupils attended, took their places on the benches, and were called to order by the 82-year-old teacher, Benjamin Burkholder, who held the scepter, or rather, the switch, from 1831 to 1842 in the old log-house: Joel Guth, 80 years old; Abraham Scherk, Blair, 79; Jakob Bricker, Waterloo, 77; Sarah Burkholder, nee Erb, Bridgeport, 75; Amos Weber, Berlin, 73; John C, Bricker, Hawksville, 71; Maria Erb, nee Quickfall, Norwich 69; David B. Eby, Waterloo, 69; Wendel Baumann, Woolwich, 68; Henry Stauffer, Erbsville, 67; Simon Beatty, Elmira, 67; Jakob Ratz, New Hamburg, 67; Israel Baumann, Berlin, 65; George Elbert, Moorefield, 63; George H. Baumann, Elmira, 63; John Devitt, Waterloo, 62; Richard Quickfall, Bridgeport, 62; Isaak Hoffmann, Waterloo, 61; Robert Barkwell, Peel, 60; Diana McMahon, nee Dekay, Berlin, 60; Thomas Quickfall, Floradale, 60; Benjamin Devitt, Waterloo, 60; Isaak Devitt, Floradale, 58; John Longmann, Peel, 57. In addition, to these, the teacher read the names of 25 pupils from the roll; they were, however, absent.

      Mr. Burkholder gave an interesting talk about the history of the old school-house, and after him, Rev. J.A. MacLachlan, Rev. J. McNair, Mr. J.E. Baumann, M.P., and Mr. Jakob Ratz spoke about the old days which brought many things out of the past to mind again. School was, as a rule, only in session in winter and the costs were borne by the parents of the children. There were few subjects taught, namely: Reading, Writing and Sums. The children heard little about language, and geography; no child had more than 2 or 3 books. The predominant language was German. The pupils learned to read and write English, but didn't understand a word of it. Among the teachers in the old school-house from 1820-1842, with the exception of Mr. Burkholder, were the following whose names are still recognized: Jephtha DeKay, Joseph Guth, John Herringer, Peter Otto, John Dobbin, Elias Eby, Robert Barber, & Joseph Eby.

      After those present, on hearing the various speeches felt themselves transported back to the past, the school was closed at four o'clock and the pupils were gathered together in front of the school and photographed as a group. On their return into the school, they found it had been transformed into a dining room with heavily-laden tables, which the old-timers thoroughly enjoyed. After everyone had chatted cordially for a while longer, the gathering broke up. The company will not meet again in complete numbers, nor in such a way.

      Berliner Journal September 26, 1895 Page 4 Column 4

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 468.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 469.

    3. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 639.

    4. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 585.

    5. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.
      John's name given as Johann C. on wife Sarah's tombstone.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 24 Sep 1863.
      Married 15 Sep 1863 John Bricker of Wellesley was married to Elisabeth Cress of Woolwich.

    7. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 310.

    8. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley E-3 Page 13.

    9. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Bricker John C, 38, Wellesley, Waterloo, s/o Per & Elizabeth (Cress), married 15 Sept 1863 Elizabeth Cress, 33, Woolwich, Woolwich, d/o Ephraim & Susan (McMachon)

    10. [S242] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1851, Div. 2 Page 10.

    11. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Sect.14 Page 93.

    12. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner, Lutheran Minister, Preston report 53.
      John Bricker, of Wilmot, married to Sarah Witeman, of Woolwich. 30 Dec. 1845

    13. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Oct 1825 - Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1845 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Dec 1845 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1851 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1851 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lot 22 Con A. - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1862 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Sep 1863 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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