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

Jacob Cook Shelley[1, 2]

Male 1852 - 1924  (71 years)


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  • Name Jacob Cook Shelley 
    Born 24 May 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Name J. C. Shelley 
    Name J. C. Shelly 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    U. Broth. 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Miller 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Baptist 
    Occupation 1901  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Miller 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cabinet Maker, Factory 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Baptist 
    Eby ID Number 00111-6983 
    Died 15 Feb 1924  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I10690  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father Amos Shelly,   b. 15 Apr 1821, , Butler Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1877, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Salome Hailer Cook,   b. 24 Jul 1831, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1905, Port Elgin, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1 May 1850  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9, 10
    Family ID F3075  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Ann L. "Mary" Weber,   b. 29 Mar 1853, Sebringville, Ellice Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1939, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1876  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Clara Shelley,   b. 8 Apr 1877, Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1940  (Age 63 years)
     2. Cranson Weber Shelley,   b. 15 Jan 1879, Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1952  (Age 73 years)
     3. Alois Shelley,   b. 23 Nov 1880, Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Alvin Weber Shelley,   b. 23 Nov 1880, Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1941, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Annette Shelley,   b. 19 Mar 1883, Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1964, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Elsie Shelley,   b. 29 Nov 1885, Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1927, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     7. Sylvia Shelley,   b. 7 Aug 1887, Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1963, Riverview, Wayne, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Elmeta Shelley,   b. 20 Jan 1889, Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1981, Nanaimo, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     9. Florence Shelley,   b. 25 May 1891, Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1968  (Age 76 years)
     10. Lester Weber Shelley,   b. 23 Aug 1894, Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Pvt. Percy Weber Shelley,   b. 27 Jan 1896, Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1924, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     12. Amy Shelley,   b. 6 May 1897, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1962  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F3077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob C. Shelly, "was born May 24th, 1852. He is a miller by trade and resides in Conestogo, Ontario, where he is engaged in Menno S. Snider's roller mills. He is married to Mary, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Lehman) Weber of St. Jacobs. His family consists of the following children".

      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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      Brief Biographies of its Leading Business Men - Pioneer Citizens - Early Settlement

      (By Our Special Correspondent, H. N.

      Hawksville's Roller Process Flouring Mills.


      Hawksville is fortunate in having one of the best flouring mills in the county. These mills were established by the late John Hawke, the founder of Hawksville, in 1847. He operated them until 1865, when the firm of McCulloch & Wilson purchased the plant and conducted it for a period of ten years. Wilson then sold his interest to Mr. McCulloch, and the latter operated it until his death in 1896. The mills were operated in his name, however, for a year after his death, in 1897, when his son, Mr. Hugh McCulloch, became the owner, who a short time ago sold out to Mr. J. C. Shelly. The latter gentleman took possession on the 10th of June, 1898. The mills are equipped with the most modern machinery, and its reputation for turning out a first-class grade of flour is well known far and wide. The capacity of the mill is four stands double rolls, and one set single rolls and stone chopper. The motive power is furnished by both steam and water, the latter being contributed by the Conestogo river.

      Mr. Shelly, the new proprietor is a miller of thorough experience and is bound to keep up the splendid reputation maintained for the mills by their late owners. He was born in Berlin, in 1852. He was married in 1876 to Miss Mary Ann, daughter of Mr. Jacob Weber, of St. Jacobs. They have been blessed with eleven children, all of whom are healthy looking and intelligent youngsters. He has been around considerable in his time, but by this he has acquired fine practical experience, a feature very necessary in the miller of today. He completed his trade under Hon. E. W. B. Snider in St. Jacobs, but previous to that he worked in the old B P. Rothwell, steam mills of Berlin, also owned by M. Snider, and was at one time the owner of the same. From St. Jacobs be went to Elkhart, Indiana, which was in 1872, where he worked a year and then went to Minnesota and worked as a stone dresser for about two years. While in Minnesota he was employed for some time by Chas. A. Pillsberry, the famous miller of Minneapolis. From the latter place he came back to Berlin on a visit, and subsequently entered in partner with David Lehnen. He was also s partner with Menno Shantz while at Berlin. After he left Berlin he went to Blair and took charge of the mills there for John S. Bowman, with whom he was engaged seven months. He was also engaged for some time with Mr. Joseph Seagram of Waterloo as a stone dresser. After that he spent two years and a half at Breslau for Moses Moyer. Leaving that place, he engaged with Mr. Menno Snider, of Conestogo, where he remained for fifteen years, resigning his position Iast September to come to Hawksville. While at Conestogo he was instrumental in giving the mills there a wide reputation for first- class flour. He promises to do the same here and keep up the former good reputation of the Hawksville mills. His chopping machinery runs every day in the week. There is always good demand for the flour made in these mills, and large quantities are shipped to the Lower Provinces.

      Waterloo County Chronicle 23 Jun 1898, p. 8

  • Sources 
    1. [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..., 620.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 018778-04.
      Fernando Snyder, 31, Occ. Farmer, b. Bloomingdale, No Residence Given, son of Benjamin Snyder and Lovina V. Burgholder (Burkholder?), married Clara Shelley, 26, Occ. Dress Maker, b. Hawkesville, No Residence Given, daughter of Jacob C. Shelly and Mary Ann Weber, Witn: Sidney Snider of Bloomingdale and Annette Schelly of Hawkesville, 22 June 1904 in Hawkesville

    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..., 443.

    4. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley E-3 Page 11.

    5. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 27 Pg. 2.

    6. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Div. 2 Page 25.

    7. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 12.

    8. [S87] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Woodland CC#4510 Internet Link .
      Jacob C. Shelley/ Born May 24, 1852/ Died Feb. 15, 1924/ Mary Ann Weber/ His Beloved Wife/ Born March 29, 1853/ Died Sept. 1, 1939/ Shelley
      [A] Mother [B] Father

    9. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Amos SHELLY, 26, Fanner of Waterloo, to Sara KOCH, 18. Rev. BINDEMANN

    10. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Amos Schelly, 26, farmer of Waterloo married 1 May 1849 in Greenbush by banns to Sarah Boch (or Koch) 18, of Waterloo, wit: Franz Bossenberger of Waterloo & Isaac McCardy farmer of Dumfries

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 May 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - U. Broth. - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Apr 1876 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Baptist - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1901 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cabinet Maker, Factory - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Baptist - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Feb 1924 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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