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

Jacob Roos[1, 2]

Male 1813 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Jacob Roos 
    Born 1813  Dettwiller, Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cooper 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cooper 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1876  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    cooper 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cooper 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-134271 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I134271  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Johannes "John" Roos,   b. 1777, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Jun 1870  (Age < 93 years) 
    Mother Elisabeth,   b. 6 Nov 1783, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1870, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F230776  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Caroline Boehmer,   b. CALC 29 Apr 1819, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1875, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 1836  [6
    Children 
     1. John J. C. Roos,   b. 1837, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1901  (Age < 63 years)
     2. Catherine Roos,   b. 1838, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. August Roos,   b. 1843, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Edward Roos,   b. 1846, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary Roos,   b. 1849, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Leah Roos,   b. 1849, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Magdalene Roos,   b. 1852, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Jacob Roos,   b. 28 Sep 1852, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1908, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     9. Margaret Roos,   b. 31 Jul 1854, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1928, Gaylord, Otsego, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     10. Charles Roos,   b. 1858, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Caroline Roos,   b. 1860, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Cyrus Roos,   b. 1864, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F33190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Walsh,   b. 1827, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 17 Sep 1876  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F8714  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1813 - Dettwiller, Alsace Lorraine, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cooper - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cooper - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - cooper - 1876 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Sep 1876 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cooper - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Jacob Roos, an Alsatian, worked at his trade of Cooper in a shop John Erb operated in connection with his grist mill at Preston from the early thirties until 1845 when he came to New Hope and opened a cooper shop at the extreme west end of the Hamlet, on the south side of the front road to Galt, in a building which many will remember as the "Log Cabin".

      Here Mr. Roos made both types of barrels, the flour barrels for some of the mills around, and tight barrels for some of the numerous distilleries then to be found hereabouts.

      Richard Gowling worked for him making loose barrels from 1866 till 1887 and his son, Nelson, worked with him in 1866 and 1867 and another son, Richard Gowling Jr., in 1867.

      Mr. Roos taught the coopering to Conrad Sachs, whose brother, John, was married to a daughter of Mr. Roos. My first record of Conrad is July 19th, 1854, the last, 1862, when he appears to have gone to Buffalo where some of his descendents still reside. As my record comes from Hespeler's books it looks as if Conrad first learned the trade with Mr. Roos and then went to work in Hespeler's Cooperage.

      Mr. Roos Sr. taught both trades to his son, Jacob Roos, who appears to have taken over the shop about 1871 and he continued to operate it until he died in 1907.

      He made chiefly flour barrels which he delivered with a one-horse waggon fitted with a rack which held 65 barrels. Old timers will remember seeing these loads of barrels passing along Queen Street on the way to Kribs' Mill.

      Another son, Edward Roos, learned Coopering with his father and apparently upon completion of his apprenticeship which must have included the tight barrel making he went in 1871 (when young Jake took over the shop) to work for Mr. Hespeler where he remained till 1876. Mr. Ed. Sachs, born 1868, nephew of Edward Roos, told me his Uncle Ed. was in charge of the shop for Hespeler.

      Mr. Hespeler's Cooper Shop was in the stone building, which with additions made subsequently, is now The Hydro-Electric Power Station.


      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Barbara Erb Born: Waterloo Res: Waterloo Age: 23 Father: Peter Born: 1838 Spouse: John H. Roos Age: 23 born: Preston Res: Hespeler Born: 1838 Father: Jacob Mother: Carolien Bohmes married 2 Jul 1861

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 16 Dec 1875.
      Died 9 Dec 1875 In Hespeler, Caroline Roos, nee Boehmer, wife of Jakob Roos, died after a one year illness of dropsy at the age of 56 years, 7 months, 10 days. She had 8 children die before her. She leaves behind a husband, 9 children and 14 grandchildren.

    3. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 4.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Jacob Roos cooper of Waterloo Twp., b. Dettweiter Elsas Prussia Age: 62 born abt 1814 father: John Roos mother: Elizabeth Roos married Elisabeth Hirschnviller Age:: 46 born abt 1830 b. Elsas Prussia father: John Walch mother: Barbara Walch married 17 Sep 1876 Marriage Place: Waterloo, Hespeler

    5. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 2 Page 23.

    6. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 10 Page 71.