Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Mayor Aaron K. Bricker

Mayor Aaron K. Bricker

Male 1857 - 1941  (83 years)

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  • Name Aaron K. Bricker 
    Prefix Mayor 
    Born 12 Jul 1857  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Business A. Bricker Carriage Maker, Kitchener, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A. Bricker Carriage Maker 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    blacksmith 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Blacksmith 
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    C. Methodist 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Blacksmith 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Blacksmith 
    Elected Office 1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor - Councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1892-93, 1904-05, 1906-07 (Mayor), 1921
    Interesting business, politics, education, 
    Occupation 1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    blacksmith 
    Residence 1906  230 Frederick St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    ?keeper Central Factory 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Income 
    Religion 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number 00016-1317 
    Died 1941 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12661  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father David Bricker,   b. 30 Mar 1814, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1897  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Hannah Kolb,   b. 25 Sep 1818, Hilltown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1870, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1837  [11, 12, 13, 14
    Family ID F3494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Erb,   b. 22 Sep 1857, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1933, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 8 Jun 1881  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9
    Children 
     1. Florence Mabel "Mabel" Bricker,   b. 19 Aug 1886, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1895, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     2. Hodie Bricker,   b. 1887, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Floyd Dawson Bricker,   b. 19 Aug 1888, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Floyd Bricker,   b. 1892, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F3507  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jul 1857 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - A. Bricker Carriage Maker - - A. Bricker Carriage Maker, Kitchener, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - blacksmith - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Methodist - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jun 1881 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor - Councillor - Kitchener - 1906 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - blacksmith - 1906 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1906 - 230 Frederick St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ?keeper Central Factory - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Aaron Bricker
    Aaron Bricker
    From: Official souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912

  • Notes 
    • Aaron Bricker,"was born July 12th, 1857. His business stand is on Queen Street, Berlin, where he is doing an extensive business in horseshoeing, carriage ironing and general blacksmithing. He is married to Mary Ann Erb and has a family of two 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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      Aaron Bricker, Mayor 1906-7.

      Aaron Bricker, now of the Steam Heating Co., was mayor of the town of Berlin in 1906-7, previous to which he sat on the Council and the public school Board. During his term of office, in 1906, an Old Boys' Reunion was held. The numbering of the houses and the opening of the Sewer Farm were also events of note. The inauguration of the Police Commission was put through in 1907. He is proud of the city of his adoption and wishes it progress and growth. A Greater Berlin is a popular slogan with Ex Bricker.


      Official souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co

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      A. Bricker, Carriage Maker, Queen Street - The trade of the carriage maker is one of much importance in any community, and especially in a place like Berlin, surrounded as it is with a large farming community, who depend in a great measure on vehicles of one kind or another for their means of transportation. Among those most prominently engaged in this line is Mr. A. Bricker, whose works are located on Queen Street, near King. The premises occupied are 35x70 feet and two stories in height, where employment is furnished to 12 skilled and careful workmen. The business has been established for the past eight years, and has steadily increased in extent since the date of its inception. Mr. Bricker builds all kinds of carriages, buggies, wagons, etc., and has gained a high reputation for excellence of workmanship and the quality of material in the vehicles constructed by him. He receives and fills orders for all parts of the Dominion, doing a large business in the West and North-West. He is a Canadian by birth, and a practical workman as well as a capable, enterprising and persevering business man, and one who is held in the highest esteem in the community. He has often been invited to allow himself to be elected to public office, but has been forced to decline on account of pressure of business.

      Industries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886

  • 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..., 324.

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-5 Page 18.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 11445-81.
      Aaron BRICKER, 24, blacksmith, Roseville, Berlin, s/o David & Hannah, married Mary Ann ERB, 23, Waterloo, Preston, d/o Cyrus & Sarah, witn: R?. A. WEAVER & L. R. SIMSON, both of Berlin, 8 June 1881 at Preston

    4. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 44.

    5. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 57.

    6. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div.. 20 Page 9.

    7. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 9 Page 72.

    8. [S2240] Kitchener 1921 Sub Dist. 28, Sub District 28 Page 14.

    9. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 39.

    10. [S2481] Annual Report of the Board of Trade of the Town of Berlin, Twenty-First.

    11. [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..., 322.

    12. [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..., 861.

    13. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Kolb family bible.

    14. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, May 1, 1897 - Obituary of David Bricker.