Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Jacob S. Bechtel

Jacob S. Bechtel

Male 1840 - 1914  (74 years)

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  • Name Jacob S. Bechtel 
    Born 12 Feb 1840  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    teamster 
    Business 1888  Centreville (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Centreville Hotel 
    Centreville-CentrevilleHotel-operatedbyJacobS.Bechtel.JPG
    Centreville-CentrevilleHotel-operatedbyJacobS.Bechtel.JPG
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mail Carrier 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Teamster 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    teamster 
    Eby ID Number 00007-0692 
    Died 2 Jul 1914  [4
    Cause: cancer of the stomach 
    Person ID I12813  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Levi L. Bechtel,   b. 2 Apr 1809, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1868  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Schneider,   b. 6 Dec 1806, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1895, Near Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married Dec 1831  [8, 10, 11
    Family ID F582  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Salome "Sarah" Devitt,   b. 11 May 1844, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1921, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 28 Feb 1865  [1, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. Elsie M. Bechtel,   b. 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942  (Age 76 years)
     2. Byron D. Bechtel,   b. 24 Sep 1868, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1868  (Age 0 years)
     3. Orienta Bechtel,   b. Sep 1870, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Sarah E. Bechtel,   b. 26 Jul 1871, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1951  (Age 79 years)
     5. Orienta Estella "Orie" Bechtel,   b. 20 Sep 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1917, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     6. Orinda Bechtel,   b. 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Eveline Isabelle Bechtel,   b. 22 Sep 1875, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1876  (Age 0 years)
     8. Mordina Bechtel,   b. 1877, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Berdina Lydia Ann Bechtel,   b. 1 Jul 1878, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Saloma Bechtel,   b. 1880, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Augusta Bechtel,   b. 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Amanda Caroline Bechtel,   b. 11 Nov 1880, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1925  (Age 44 years)
     13. Herbert Jacob M. Bechtel,   b. 16 Apr 1886, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1972, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F3542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob S. Bechtel "was born February 12th, 1840. On February 28th, 1865, he was married to Sarah, daughter of James and Salome (Roos) Devitt. She was born May 11, 1844. They reside in the town of Waterloo, where he is engaged in Kuntz's Brewery. 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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      Bechtel.-Bro. Jacob S. Bechtel was born in Bloomingdale, Ont., July 2, 1914; aged 74 y. 4 m. 19 d. On Feb. 28, 1865, he was married to Salome (Roos) Devitt. This union was blessed with 8 children, 2 dying in infancy, leaving to mourn their loss a wife, 5 daughters, and 1 son. He had been ailing for about 2 years with cancer of the stomach. All his life was spent without God and no hope for the future until about 2 months before the death summons came he desired a minister to visit him, being deeply concerned about his soul's salvation. About two weeks later he sent for a bishop and wanted to be baptized and received into the church, which was done. He mourned his misspent life, but rejoiced in the saving power in the blood of Jesus. Funeral services were held July 4 at the home by Noah Hunsberger and at the Berlin Church by Jonas Snider in German, and by Pastor Burns of the Evangelical Church, Waterloo, in English.

      Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 24 - September 10, 1914, page 391

  • 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..., 205.

    2. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-3 Page 5.

    3. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) d-3 Page 5.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Volume VII, Number 24 - September 10, 1914, page 391.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 65.

    6. [S297] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1881, Page 41.

    7. [S2418] aaaa CensusTown of Waterloo 1891 Sect. 3, Section 3 Page 9.

    8. [S2746] aaaaWaterloo Township 1871, Sect. 2 Page 29.

    9. [S297] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1881, Family History Library Film 1375901 District 161 Sub-district E Page Number 41 Household Number 216.
      Family History Library Film 1375901 District 161 Sub-district E Page Number 41 Household Number 216

    10. [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..., 335.

    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..., 203.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Feb 1840 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo 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 - teamster - 1881 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Centreville Hotel - 1888 - Centreville (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mail Carrier - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teamster - 1901 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teamster - 1901 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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