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

Jacob Messinger

Male 1848 - 1915  (67 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Jacob Messinger 
    Born 5 Mar 1848  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Interesting accident, story 
    Misfortune 1915  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed in buggy accident 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-108988 
    Died 24 Aug 1915  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: accident 
    Buried Mildmay, Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I108988  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Freidrich Messinger,   b. Abt 1812, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Katharine Bauman,   b. Abt 1812, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F40411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christine Wagner,   b. 1845, , Hesse-Cassel, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1867  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F40412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Mar 1848 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Dec 1867 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed in buggy accident - 1915 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: accident - 24 Aug 1915 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mildmay, Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Hawkesville

      Obituary: - A sad and untimely death occurred near here on Tuesday when Mr. Messinger, owner of the Hawkesville grist mill, was coming home from St. Clements. His horse became frightened and ran away, the wheel of his buggy collided with another buggy, that was getting out of the way of the runaway. Mr. Messinger was thrown out on his head with such force that he lived only a few minutes. He was born on a farm near Heidelberg on March 5th, 1848, and started to learn his trade in a yarn mill at Wellesley, working at his trade in different places in Canada. He started up business in a woollen factory at Hanover and worked there for nearly 40 years. In the year 1910 he came to Hawkesville and started up business in the grist mill of which he has been a faithful laborer for six years. He was married to Christine Wagner, of Wellesley. His wife predeceased him about a year ago. Mr. Messinger is survived by three daughters and five sons: namely, Mrs. R. Seigner, of Mildmay; Mrs. H. Sanders, of Niagara Falls; Mrs. R. Halley, of Bovey, Min.; Herman, of Detroit; Will, of Willeston, North Dakota; John of Edmonton, Alta; Henry of Portland Oregon, and Jacob, at home. One son predeceased him five years at Hanover. Deceased resided here for nearly six years and will be much missed by his neighbors and friends whose respect he enjoyed. He reached the age of 67 years, 5 months and 17 days. The funeral took place on Sunday at 2 o'clock at Mildmay and the remains were laid to rest in the Mildmay cemetery. Much sympathy is extended by the whole community.


      Berlin Daily Telegraph, Thursday, Sept. 2, 1915, pg 4

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), Sept. 2, 1915 - Obituary of Mr. Messinger.

    2. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Jacob Messinger, 21, res. Wellesley, b. Wellesley, son of Friederich and Catherine (Baumann), married 17 Dec 1867 Christine Wagner, 21, res, Wellesley, b. Hesse Cassel, daughter of John and Margaret (Orth)