Abt 1815 - Yes, date unknown
||John Frederick Augustus Sykes Fayette |
||of, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
||Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
|school teacher |
|Eby ID Number
||Yes, date unknown
||16 Jul 2019 |
- 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
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
- [S707] Book - Second Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, Pg 37.