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

Jacob Zurbrigg[1]

Male 1846 - 1926  (80 years)


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  • Name Jacob Zurbrigg 
    Immigration 1846  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born 17 May 1846  Frutigen, , Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1850  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation harness maker 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Harnessmaker 
    Occupation 1891  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Harness Maker 
    Residence 1891  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Evangelical 
    Occupation 1901  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Harness Maker 
    Occupation 1911  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Saddler 
    Residence 1911  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Evangelical Association 
    Eby ID Number 000132-8136.1 
    Died 31 Dec 1926  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8
    Cause: Appendicitis, 7 days 
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I13708  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2024 

    Father Anton Zurbrigg,   b. 25 Mar 1809, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1877, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Traschel,   b. 1 Jun 1806, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1850  (Age 44 years) 
    Family ID F7781  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Wing,   b. 10 Dec 1848, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952  (Age 103 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1869  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Zurbrigg,   b. 17 Jul 1871, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1927, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Idetta Zurbrigg,   b. 16 Oct 1872, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Lucy Adaline Zurbrigg,   b. 30 Aug 1874, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Dr. Daniel Anthony Zurbrigg,   b. 21 Jan 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jacob Mahlon "Mahlon" Zurbrigg,   b. 22 Dec 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1968, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Ethelbert Zurbrigg,   b. 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Charles Ethelbert Zurbrigg,   b. 13 Jan 1886, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Barbara Mildred Thusnelda "Thusnelda" Zurbrigg,   b. 24 Jul 1892, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1988  (Age 95 years)
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2024 
    Family ID F3757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death of Jacob Zurbrigg

      There passed away at his home here on Friday, December 31st, a highly esteemed resident in the person of Mr. Jacob Zurbrigg, after a short illness, in his 81st year. Deceased was born at Frutigan, Switzerland, on May 17th, 1846, and came with his parents to Canada at the age of about one year and spent the greater part of his life in Waterloo County. He followed the trade of harness-maker at New Dundee for some years, but for the past thirty-five years resided in New Hamburg, where he engaged in the grocery business, milling business and harness-making at different times. He was married in 1869 to Barbara Wing, who survives him, besides two daughters, Rebecca, (Mrs. Mussleman), of Kitchener, Thursday, at home, and three sons, Daniel, of Philadelphia, Mahlon, of New Hamburg, and Charles, of Lucan, also seven grandchildren, one brother and two sisters. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon from his late home to Riverside Cemetery, and was conducted by Rev. S.R. Knechtel, pastor of the Evangelical Church. A large circle of relatives and friends were in attendance.

      New Hamburg Independent Jan 7 1927 pg 5

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      Flour Mill Badly Damaged.

      New Hamburg, On., Aug 9 - Fire in the New Hamburg flour mill last night did $20,000 damage. The was owned by Jacobd Zurbrigg and occupied by J. Clelens & Co., both losing heavily. There is insurance for $6,000.

      Free Press Prairie Farmer, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 13 Aug 1902 pg 9

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      The Mill Fire

      Early on the warm August 8 evening in 1902, while local residents were enjoying a variety program staged by a Chautauqua group at the local school yard, cries of "fire" and the sounding of the town bell could be heard to signal for help to fight a blaze.

      Little Elena Betzer, whose father, Isaac, had been head miller at the local flour mill, had been taken to the evening program to mark her ninth birthday day.

      Soon a column of thick smoke arose over the downtown area. This was a spectacular fire, for it was at the local flour and grist mill in the heart of the village. The large three-storey frame building was soon engulfed in flames and in a short time was razed to the ground. This was the mill built by William Scott in 1848, a half century before. It had a colourful history, having passed through the hands of a succession of owners and operators, and had been extensively damaged in the 1889 boiler explosion.

      The economic loss was to affect not only the owners and employees but also the community as well, for it drew farmers and their families for miles around who shopped and transacted business in town as well as at the mill.

      Mrs. Edward Pfaff, bride of New Hamburg's newest barber, who had recently moved to town, stood at the window of the couple's temporary home in the Queen's Hotel, (now 73-77 Peel Street) just a hundred meters from the mill. She watched with a mixture of apprehension and awe at the scene as flames and smoke billowed into the air, carrying sparks and embers over the buildings nearby.

      Embers and burning shingles settled on nearby roofs, some of which began to smoulder. Residents
      and building occupants busily carried pails of water to douse flames. New Hamburg's steam-powered fire engine Chugged valiantly, but to little avail. The frame building was doomed, and it burned to the foundation. The loss of the mill would have a definite impact on its patrons and the economy of the village as well.

      From: New Hamburg as it really was…. By Ernst E. Ritz

  • 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..., 650.

    2. [S1054] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1911, p. 19;.

    3. [S307] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1901, New Hamburg (Village) E-2 Page 4.

    4. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Division 3 Page Number 6 Household Number 31.

    5. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 33077-1926 Jacob Zurbrigg.

    6. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 6.

    7. [S153] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Riverside New Hamburg CC#4564 Internet Link.
      Zurbrigg
      [A] Mildred (Tusie)/ Zurbrigg 1892-1988/
      [B] Jacob Zurbrigg/ 1846-1926/
      [C] His wife/ Barbara Wing/ 1848-1952
      [D] Rebecca/ wife of/ A. B. Musselman/ 1871-1927

    8. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, Death of Jacob Zurbrigg - Jan 7 1927 pg 5.

    9. [S699] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1891, Section 1 Page 33.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1846 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 May 1846 - Frutigen, , Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1850 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Sep 1869 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Harnessmaker - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Harness Maker - 1891 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical - 1891 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Harness Maker - 1901 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Saddler - 1911 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical Association - 1911 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Appendicitis, 7 days - 31 Dec 1926 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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