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

Samuel Bricker[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1776 - 1868  (92 years)


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  • Name Samuel Bricker 
    Born 25 Jul 1776  , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 126, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 124S, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 054E, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Gentelman 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mennonite 
    Directory 1864  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Broken Front Lot 01, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 15 Nov 1868  Chicopee (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 7, 8, 9
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Honoured Hero of the book "The Trail of the Conestoga" 
    Eby ID Number 00016-1323 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I12685  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Peter Bricker,   b. 1720, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Baehr,   b. Abt 1730, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1295  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Eby,   b. 14 Apr 1781, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1861, Chicopee (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1801  [1, 5, 10
    Children 
     1. Mary Bricker,   b. 1805, , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1893, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Peter Bricker,   b. 16 May 1808, Chicopee (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1892, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Samuel E. Bricker,   b. 30 May 1810, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Sophia Bricker,   b. 20 Dec 1812, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1895  (Age 82 years)
     5. Veronica "Franny" Bricker,   b. 6 Jan 1815, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1892, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. Moses Bricker,   b. 29 Apr 1817, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1894, Mildmay, Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. Rebecca Bricker,   b. 22 Sep 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     8. Leah Bricker,   b. 24 Jul 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1869  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F3512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jul 1776 - , , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 126, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentelman - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 1864 - Waterloo Township - Beasley's Broken Front Lot 01, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Nov 1868 - Chicopee (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Samuel Bricker,"the youngest son of Peter and Mary (Bear) Bricker, was born July 25th, 1776. He, in company with his brother John and family, Joseph Bechtel and family, and others, came to Canada in spring, 1802. They took up land in Waterloo County, Ontario, near Blair. In autumn, 1802, more than a dozen families had settled within the county. In March 1803, Mr Bricker was obliged to visit "Little York" (Toronto) to transact some private business. While there he received the sad intelligence that the whole of the township of Waterloo was mortgaged.† On his return to Waterloo he informed the settlers of the fact, and in order to prove the report of their friend, the settlers appointed Jacob Bechtel and Samuel Betzner to go to "Little York" and make a though investigation in regard to the mortgage. To their great surprise, they, in making inquiry at the Registry Office, found the report too true and that the amount of the mortgage was $40,000. covering 60,000 acres of land. Mr Samuel Bricker and Joseph Shirk were appointed by the settlers to return to their friends in Franklin, Cumberland, and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania, to make arrangements in raising sufficient money to lift the mortgage, upon which the company still known as the "German Company" was formed. The stockholders entrusted the required sum of money to extinguish the mortgage to Samuel Bricker and Daniel Erb who carried it all the way to Canada on a conveyance. At their return to Canada the money was paid over to the proper parties and thus the mortgage was cancelled. In 1801 Mr. Bricker was married to Rebecca, eldest daughter of John and Rebecca (Hershey) Eby. She was born April 14th, 1781, and died November 4th, 1861. They settled near Chicopee, a little north of Freeport, Ontario, on the east side of the Grand River. Their farm is now in possession of Richard Gehl who is married to a grand-child of old Samuel Bricker. Here they resided until their deaths. His death took place November 15th, 1868, aged 92 years, 3 months, and 29 days. Their family consists of eight 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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      On the 15th of Nov., 1868, in Waterloo co., Ontario, Samuel Bricker, aged 92 years, 3 months and 29 days. He was buried at Eby's burying ground. Funeral sermons were preached by Abm. Weaver and John Bear, from 1 Thess. 5: 9, 10 and Rom. 6: 7. He was born in Pennsylvania.


      Herald of Truth - Volume VI, Number 3 - March 1869 - page 47

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      The earliest Crown grants in the area were issued, beginning in 1803. to Samuel Bricker (lot 34. concession 8), Philip Saltberger (lot 35, concession 8). and Benham Preston Pots 32- 35. concession 9). Along with seven other families of the Mennonite faith, these settlers took land grants in Whitchurch Township because they were having difficulty obtaining dear deeds for land they had hoped to buy in Waterloo County near Kitchener. Ontario. Bricker was able to borrow enough money from relatives in Pennsylvania to form joint stock company known as the German Company, and this enabled the families to buy the land in Waterloo County. Eight of these families merely cleared the land in Whitchurch, as required, and sold the acreage within a few years. Samuel Bricker, however, held the property until 1847, when he sold the east half to William Graham. In 1852 he sold the remaining west half of his land to John Grose, whose descendants are still there.

      Whitchurch Township, Jean Barkey, Whitchurch History Book Committee.

  • 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..., 573.

    2. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 537.

    3. [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..., 722.

    4. [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..., 744.

    5. [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..., 326.

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      Gives age and country of birth

    7. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Volume VI, Number 3 - March 1869 - page 47.

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 19 Nov 1868.
      Samuel Bricker died 15 Nov 1868 in Waterloo Twp., 92 yrs, 3mths, 26 days

    9. [S118] News - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo - Waterloo Chronicle, 19 Nov 1868.
      Bricker, Samuel died 16 Nov 1868 Of Waterloo Township, aged 92 years and 4 months. One of the first settlers of this County, having come to Waterloo in 1801.

    10. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 7 Page 46.

    11. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 16.

    12. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.