Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Jean "John" Berberich

Male 1829 - 1903  (74 years)


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  • Name Jean "John" Berberich 
    Born 1829  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Immigration Sep 1831  New York City, New York, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Name John Berberich 
    Occupation Maryhill (New Germany), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    teacher 
    Occupation Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    teacher 
    Occupation Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    teacher 
    Occupation North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    teacher 
    Residence Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence Formosa, Culross Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Chepstow, Greenock Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-105892 
    Died 13 Nov 1903  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Old Walled St. Boniface Cemetery, Maryhill, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I105892  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Magnus Berberich,   b. CALC 24 May 1783,   d. 24 Jun 1848, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Anna Maria Spengler,   b. 1789,   d. Bef 1847  (Age < 57 years) 
    Family ID F31624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1829 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teacher - - Maryhill (New Germany), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teacher - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teacher - - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teacher - - North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Formosa, Culross Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Chepstow, Greenock Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Nov 1903 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Walled St. Boniface Cemetery, Maryhill, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Berberich, well-known teacher in the German areas of Ontario, died in St. Joseph's Hospital in Guelph. He was born 73 years ago in Germany and for many years was a teacher in New Germany, Berlin, Preston and North Easthope. Later, he moved to Dayton, Ohio and remained there until he retired. Then, he remained particularly in Formosa and Chepstow, Bruce County. On Christmas Day two years ago, he suffered a broken hip on the way to church, and since then, he has been a resident of the above-mentioned hospital. Burial followed on Sunday in New Germany. Very Rev. W. Klöpfer of Berlin, whose first teacher was the deceased, took part in the service.

      Berliner Journal 19 Nov 1903 pg 4 col. 2 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library

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      Through the aid and influence of the 'Rev. Father Laufhuber, a zealous travelling missionary, stationed for a time in Berlin, the Separate School was established in 1858. The schoolhouse, a one roomed brick building, was erected on the church property, within a few feet of where the present schoolhouse stands, and paid for by private subscription.
      Mr. John Berberich was the first teacher. He had an attendance of about 60 pupils. The members of the first Board of Trustees were Rev. Father Laufhuber and Messrs. George Jantz and Anselm Wagner.

      School History, Waterloo County and Berlin By Thomas *Pearce; First Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society 1913.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of John Berberich - 19 Nov 1903.

    2. [S2480] New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [Ancestry.com], Departure Le Havre, France, Arrival New York, New York, Ship La Flora Roll M237, 1820-1897 Roll 015.
      Magnus Bererick, 46 farmer
      Anna Maria 42
      Carl 5
      Joseph 3
      Jean 1
      Catherine 11
      Rosina 9
      Margaretta 7