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

Jacob Wildfong[1]

Male 1753 - 1830  (77 years)


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  • Name Jacob Wildfong 
    Born 1753  Of, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story, slavery 
    Died CA 1830  Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Biehn's Tract, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number 000131-8078 
    Person ID I13450  Generations
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    Father George Wildfong,   b. Abt 1725,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F3687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susan Ruth,   b. Abt 1760, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Michael Wildfong,   b. 1786, , North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jonas Wildfong,   b. 20 Oct 1790, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1860, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Benjamin Wildfong,   b. 1792, , North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1871, , Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Joseph Wildfong,   b. 23 Dec 1796, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1870, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Elias Wildfong,   b. 1800, , North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1882, Laporte, LaPorte, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Elizabeth Wildfong,   b. 1803, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1891  (Age 88 years)
     7. Sarah Wildfong,   b. 24 Aug 1807, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1867  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F3688  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Wildfong, "was born in 1753. After he had attained the age of twenty years he was married to Susannah Ruth. During the latter part of the last century when the question of slavery was brought up and sanctioned by the state government, these Moravians were strenuously opposed to the measure, so much so that numbers of them left the state (North Carolina) and moved to Pennsylvania, "the Quaker State", while others left some years later after the independence of the thirteen colonies was declared. Among the latter number was old Jacob Wildfong, the pioneer settler (of that name) in this country. About the year 1796 he, with his wife and family of three or four children, moved north to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he resided for six years, then he, in company with others, moved to Canada in 1802 and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, on the west band of the Grand River a little below the Toll Bridge, on the farm now owned by Ferdinand Miller. Here he resided until his son, Jonas, took possession of the farm then he moved a little west of what is now Strasburg where he died probably as early as 1830. His family consisted of seven 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.].

  • Sources 
    1. [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..., 641.

    2. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 60.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1753 - Of, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - CA 1830 - Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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