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

Joseph Bechtel

Male 1805 - 1858  (52 years)


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  • Name Joseph Bechtel 
    Born 5 Nov 1805  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Land 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Broken Front Lot 04S, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1852  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00007-0676 
    Died 13 Sep 1858  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6
    Person ID I12045  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Rev. Joseph Bechtel,   b. 9 May 1761, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1838, Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Allebach,   b. 21 Sep 1761, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1837, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 5 Mar 1786  [7
    Family ID F2980  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena Köler,   b. 14 Mar 1804, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1892  (Age 87 years) 
    Children 
     1. Christian N. Bechtel,   b. 31 May 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1890, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Mary Bechtel,   b. 6 Aug 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1849  (Age 16 years)
     3. Elizabeth Bechtel,   b. 11 Sep 1834, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1922  (Age 88 years)
     4. Samuel Christian Bechtel,   b. 2 Apr 1839, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1869, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     5. Joseph K. Bechtel,   b. 1 Aug 1850, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1931, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F3361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph Bechtel "youngest son of Rev. Joseph Bechtel, was born November 5th, 1805, and died September 13th, 1858. He was married to Mary Köler who was born March 14th, 1804, and died February 10th, 1892. they resided on the "Rev. Joseph Bechtel Farm" at Preston. They had a family of five 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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      A-2-6 Joseph Bechtel Last Will and Testament of Joseph Bechtel, late of the village of Preston, who died on or about the 14th September 1858 at the Village of Preston, and who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at the Village of Preston. Administration of all and singular, the personal estate granted by Abram A. Erb of the Village of Preston, Merchant, and Henry Hagey of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, the Executors named in said Will….

      This is the last Will and Testament of Joseph Bechtel of Preston, Yeoman. I will and desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by my Executors…I give and devise unto my beloved wife Magdalena during the term of her natural life the homestead wherein I now dwell, being part of the broken front Lot number four in what is commonly called Richard Beasly's Lower Block of the Township of Waterloo, and which said lot is now within the boundaries of the Corporation of Preston. And I also give and devise unto my beloved wife all my farming stock, implements, as also my furniture or so much thereof as she may choose to keep, to hold to her during the term of her natural life, which said devices I give to her in lieu of Dower. And my will is further that upon the decease of my said wife, my Executors do sell my said homestead as also all the remainder of my other estate, both real and personal of what nature or kind so ever and to dispose thereof to the best advantage as they may think proper and divide the proceeds thereof unto and among my four children viz: Christian, Elizabeth, Samuel and Joseph in manner following, that is to say: the said Christian and Elizabeth shall receive one sixth of such proceeds each, and the said Samuel and Joseph shall receive one third of such proceeds each, provided always that if any of my sons shall not then have arrived at the age of maturity, his share shall be placed on interest until he has attained the age of maturity. And I give and bequeath all other my real and personal estate note herein before divided or bequeathed or not chosen, to be kept by my said wife as aforesaid, unto my Executors in trust to dispose therof to the best advantage and after paying all my jut debts, funeral and testamentary expenses in trust pay unto my said wife one third of the remainder and to divide the other two thirds of such remainder unto and among my said four children in the same manner and under the same proviso as heretofore mentioned for the division of that part of my estate. And in the event of such last mentioned other real and personal estate shall prove insufficient to pay my said just debts, funeral, and testamentary expenses my will then is that my Executors do sell and dispose of so much of my said homestead as will be ample and sufficient to make up the deficiency. And in the event of my said wife not desiring to remain on the said homestead or not desiring to farm the same or the whole of the same, that then in any or either of such cases my will is, that my Executors do dispose of the said homestead or so much thereof as my said wife does not desire to farm and the proceeds thereof, shall be placed and put on interest for the benefit and use of my said wife during the time of her natural life, and upon her decease be divided by my
      Executors unto and among my said four children in the same manner and under the same proviso as heretofore mentioned for the division of my estate. And I hereby give and grant unto my Executors full power and authority to sell and dispose of any of my estate in manner aforesaid and to grant a Deed of Deeds of Conveyance for the same in as ample a manner as I myself could do were I living. And I also do allow my Executors to pay and reimburse themselves for any expenses, loss of time, or other disbursements, which they may be subject to in executing this my Last Will and Testament. And I nominate and appoint my friends Abram A. Erb of Preston, aforesaid Merchant, and Henry Hagey of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, to be the Executors of this my Last Will and Testament….

      Witnessed by Otto Klotz, Notary Public and Joseph Staller [possibly should be Stauffer]
      Will dated 9th April 1858
      Proved 18th Decedmber 1858
      Died 14th September 1858
      Inventory $470.00¢

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • 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..., 201.

    2. [S270] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1852, Pg 4.

    3. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 11.

    4. [S105] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1871, Pg 11.

    5. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Will of Joseph Bechtel - 1858 - A-2-6.

    6. [S2441] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1891, Section 1 Page 70.

    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..., 195.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Nov 1805 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1831 - Waterloo Township - Beasley's Broken Front Lot 04S, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1852 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Sep 1858 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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