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John Frederick Augustus Sykes Fayette

Male Abt 1815 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name John Frederick Augustus Sykes Fayette 
    Born Abt 1815  of, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Race Black 
    Occupation 1840  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    school teacher 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-126718 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I126718  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1815 - of, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - school teacher - 1840 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Mr. John Frederick Augustus Sykes Fayette, a well educated mulatto, built a schoolhouse on his own account in rear of where the Royal Exchange hotel now stands, in 1840. He called it the "Wellington Institute," and opened it in December, charging the usual rates, but being poorly patronized he ran into debt and left a year or two afterwards quite suddenly, greatly to the chagrin of his creditors. His was the first school in Berlin in which any attempt had been made to teach grammar and also the first in which the pupils saw a geographical map. Jacob Y. Shantz, then 18 years of age, and the late Israel D. Bowman, a lad of 11, attended this school.


      Second Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, Berlin, Ontario 1914

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      The Wellington Institute
      John Frederick Augustus Sykes Fayette, an educated mulatto, opened a secondary school here in 1840. It was housed in a build-ing in the rear of the Royal Exchange hotel in East King Street, and named, "The Wellington Institute." Mr. Fayette was the first person to teach grammar here and to display a map Among his students were Israel D. Bowman and Jacob Y. Shantz, Although Mr. Fayette's rates for tuition were moderate, the institute did not attract enough young folk to make ends meet. He ran into debt and after a year or two left for parts unknown.

      2aA History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937 pg 39

  • Sources 
    1. [S707] Book - Second Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, Pg 37.