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Isaac E. Bricker

Isaac E. Bricker[1, 2]

Male 1835 - 1926  (90 years)

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  • Name Isaac E. Bricker 
    Born 24 Sep 1835  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/182816398 
    Eby ID Number 00016-1326 
    Died 21 Apr 1926  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8
    Buried Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I12695  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father 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, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Susannah Erb,   b. 27 Nov 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1892, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1834  [1, 9
    Family ID F3274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Snyder,   b. 8 May 1833, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1904, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1856  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Harold Bricker,   b. Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Oliver S. Bricker,   b. 12 Apr 1857, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1924, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. David Snyder Bricker,   b. 2 Jun 1859, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1939, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Benjamin Bricker,   b. 27 Nov 1860, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1938  (Age 77 years)
     5. Peter S. Bricker,   b. 27 Nov 1860, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1929, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. Sarah Bricker,   b. 3 Jul 1863, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1948, Mannheim, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     7. Mary Bricker,   b. 1864, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956  (Age 92 years)
     8. Isaac S. "Ike" Bricker,   b. 29 Dec 1867, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1958  (Age 90 years)
     9. Isaiah Snyder "Ike" Bricker,   b. 6 Sep 1868, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1947, Cupar, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     10. Lydia Bricker,   b. 13 Oct 1869, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1961, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     11. Melinda Bricker,   b. 28 Apr 1873, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1932, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     12. Anson Bricker,   b. 15 May 1879, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1959, Edmonton, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F3515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Brian Reed 2011
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  • Notes 
    • Isaac E. Bricker,"the eldest son, was born September 24th, 1835. On July 8th, 1856, he was married to Lydia, daughter of Benjamin and Eliza (Detweiler) Snyder. She was born May 8th, 1833. They reside in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them were born twelve 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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      Bricker.
      - Isaac Bricker was born in Oxford, Co. Ont., Sept. 24, 1835; died at the home of his daughter near Kitchener, Ont., Apr. 21, 1926; aged 90 y. 6 m. 28 d. On July 8, 1856, he was married to Lydia Snider who died in Mar. 5, 1904. He leaves 6 sons, 4 daughters, 34 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. One son predeceased him. Bro. Bricker had been a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and took an active interest in the work. His place at service was seldom vacant until old age would not permit him to attend. Funeral on April 24, 1926, with service at the home by Bro. J. W. Witmer and at the Blenheim Mennonite Church by Bro. M. H. Shantz. Texts, Amos 4: 12 and Acts 3: 19. Buried in adjoining cemetery.

      Gospel Herald - Vol. XIX, No. 13 - June 24, 1926, pages 287, 288.

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      ISAAC BRICKER

      The traveller who wanders over much of Blenheim township has his attention considerably taken up by the numerous handsome residences he sees on every hand. Mr. Bricker's residence on the fourteenth concession is one that particularly attracts his attention for its dimensions and elegant appearance. Some time ago the writer, who having had occasion to a tarry a short time beneath its roof, was astonished at the remarkably convenient arrangement of the interior. In fact it is the best equipped in this respect of any farm residence he ever entered. It contains sixteen rooms, eight down stairs and a like number upstairs, in addition to the basement, which is partitioned off into six rooms. In the latter is a fine large furnace. From the furnace lead hot air pipes which convey hot air to every room in the house if desired and the entire interior made comfortably warm in a few minutes. There is no danger whatever from fire, as the floor consists of solid portland cement, brick walls and other fire proof material There are seven hot air registers and five for cold air. In the various departments the vegetables, canned fruits, etc, are stored. Two of these are such connected with a dumb waiter, in the kitchen above is combined with a cupboard. By this means the tired housewife is saved the trouble of daily climbing and descending the stairway with a full of eatables, etc.

      The residence, it will be observed, is double structure, one not being occupied by Mr. Bricker and wife, and the other half occupied by son, Isaiah, and family. As you enter the front doorway you find spacious hallway and a splendid open stairway which is divided by a banister. The apartments occupied by the parents are duplicated in that portion occupied by the son. Beautiful stained glass in the front, lends attractiveness to the interior of the hall. The wood work is neatly carved black ash finished in oil. In the basement is a large furnace with boiler for heating water for washing clothes, butchering, etc., and adjoining which is a large brick woodshed On top of the roof of the main dwelling is a square space surrounded by a handsome iron railing. From this space a magnificent view of the country for a radius of from five to six miles can be obtained, and the blue capped environments of Woodstock, at least twenty miles to the southwest are plainly visible. This residence can be seen from quite a distance ere you reach it. On the left hand side of the lane as you enter is a new hedge of Norway spruce, Scotch pine and Canadian cedar intermingled. To the right is a row of maples and basswood. The residence is certainly one of consider able architectural beauty and is principally of Mr. Bricker's own design.

      Mr. Bricker was born on lot 6, 14 h concession, in 1835, on the old homestead hewed out of the wilderness back in the thirties by his father, the late Peter Bricker. The latter was born near Chicopee in 1808. The mother, formerly Susanna Erb, was born near Bridgeport, Waterloo County, in 1816

      She died at the age of seventy-six years, and she was followed by the father in 1892, aged 84 years. They were for many years prominently identified with this section and endured their share of the hardships incident to the early settlement of Blenheim township. They moved to lot 6 in 1834 at a time when the Asiatic cholera was raging in this section. The mother was taken down with the deadly terror, but she fortunately survived and was spared to her husband and family. They had lived on the 15 h concession forty years, and subsequently in Berlin for seventeen years. After that they moved to the home occupied by Henry Cassell near Haysville, where they lived about a year when they died.

      Isaac the subject of this sketch, received a very limited education, his only chances for acquiring knowledge, being during the winter months in the primitive school. He being the oldest child in the family his services were therefore naturally in greater demand by the father. He faithfully remained subject to parental authority on the old homestead until he was twenty-one years of age. At about that time he formed a matrimonial alliance with Lydia, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Detweiler) Snider. The mother is now in her sixty-sixth year. The result of this union is a family of eleven children, distributed now as follows:

      Oliver, the oldest child and son, is in Manitoba; David is farming near Doon; Benjamin and Peter are twins, Peter working on the farm of Joe Bower's and Ben cultivating tobacco in Essex county; Sarah is the wife of Aaron Bowman near Mannheim; Mary is the wife of Noah Bowman of Roland, Man; Isaiah, wife and child living at the home place; Isaac is employed with Mrs. Hall, near Plattsville; Lydia is the wife of Jacob Bergey in Manitoba; Melinda is the wife of Aaron Bergey of Bellerue on the Allegheny, Pa; Anson is still living at home.

      Mr and Mrs Bricker did not come to this their first home as man and wife on a bed of roses. It was in sad contrast to the elegant home they can now call their own and live in peace and comfort during the remaining years of their life. An old frame house was then their abode, and the premises were sparsely provided with the necessary conveniences. But harmoniously they went to work, gradually making improvements, tilled their land and reared their large family, finally accomplishing the results I have just described. While they are now not actively engaged in farming they strive to keep their minds occupied in a minor way. A garden, several cows, a few hogs and chickens being about the extent of their farming at present is the chicken coop they take consider able pride and well they may, for one must go many miles before he finds as fine a lot of fowl. Among the lot I noticed some splendid specimens of the partridge cochin, light Brabmas, black Langshans and Plymouth Rocks. In the barnyard will be found a number of fine porkers of the Tamworth and Berkshire variety.

      Mr. and Mrs. Bricker are both members of the Mennonite church with which they have been connected for a period covering nearly forty years. The former has been trustee of his school section for quite a number of years and is always favorable to anything that tends to promote the best welfare of our public schools.

      During the earlier years of the married life Mr. and Mrs. Bricker seldom travelled any distance from home. But of late years they have seen considerable of the country, having visited their children in Manitoba and some years ago went on an excursion to the Niagara Falls.

      They are now enjoying life to life fullest extent in a quiet christian way, being well entitled to the fruits of many years of toll and well spent life.

      Isaiah, the son, has charge of the farm and is having good success. In his stables are several find roadsters. In ….. particularly taken with the way is arranged for convenience Jacob's Ladder, as the old men calls in is to its idea of his own. It is a stationary affair in the centre of the barn reaching from the floor to the roof. In 1876 this bar was struck by lightninage and totally destroyed. It was a set back and quite serious loss to the father at the time

      Waterloo County Chronicle 30 Mar 1899, p. 3

  • 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..., 653.

    2. [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..., 306.

    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..., 328.

    4. [S149] Census - ON, Oxford, Blenheim - 1881, Division 3 Page Number 49 Household Number 243.

    5. [S138] Cemetery - ON, Oxford, Blenheim - Blenheim Mennonite Internet Link Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery online.
      In memory of Isaac Bricker born Sep 24, 1835 died Apr 21, 1926 aged 90 yrs 6 mo 28 dys/ Lydia Snyder wife of Isaac Bricker born May 8, 1833 died Ma 5, 1904 aged 70 yrs 9 mo 26 dys

    6. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 1 Oct 1835:6.
      last week The family of Peter Bruecker was blessed with a son.

    7. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, June 24, 1926 - Obituary of Isaac Bricker.

    8. [S437] Funeral Card - - Waterloo Historical Society, WHS 2007-067.
      In Loving Memory/ died/ At the home his daughter, Mrs. A. C. Bowman/ near Manheim, Wilmot Township, on Wednesday,/ Isaac Bricker/ Aged 90 years, 6 months and 28 days.

    9. [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..., 327.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Sep 1835 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Apr 1926 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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