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

Deacon Jacob Kolb, Sr.[1, 2, 3]

Male 1781 - 1869  (87 years)


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  • Name Jacob Kolb 
    Prefix Deacon 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 17 Apr 1781  , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Historic Building 1826  1765 Victoria St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jacob Kolb contructed this house now demolished some time after 1981. It started out as a small log house, later a room the full length of the house was added and a new roof applied. Logs were covered with frame and the hold house was stuccoed.
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 122, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00068-4116 
    Died 3 Jan 1869  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 11
    Cause: old age 
    Buried 6 Jan 1869  First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 12
    Person ID I14121  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2022 

    Father Martin Kolb,   b. Abt 1755,   d. North Of Skippack, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Schwartz,   b. Abt 1755,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F3846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catharine Clemens,   b. 21 May 1782, Lower Salford, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1869, Near, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1805  [2, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. Abraham Kolb,   b. 13 Jun 1806, Hilltown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1874, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Mary Kolb,   b. 4 Aug 1808, Near Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1900, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. Tobias Kolb,   b. 11 Aug 1810, Hilltown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1894  (Age 83 years)
     4. Lydia Kolb,   b. 13 May 1814, Hilltown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1862, Port Elgin, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     5. Hannah Kolb,   b. 25 Sep 1818, Hilltown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1870, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     6. Henry Kolb,   b. 15 Apr 1820,   d. 6 Jun 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F3847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Kolb, "was born April 17th, 1781. When he was a young boy his father died and then he was adopted by his uncle, Henry Kolb, who raised him, and after leaving school he served his apprenticeship as a gunsmith, which trade he followed even to the last years of his life. (Many of the old guns and rifles in this county are the make of old Mr. Kolb) In 1803 he was married to Catharine, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Steiner) Clemens. She was born May 21st, 1782, and died January 25th, 1869. After their marriage they resided in Hilltown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, for quite a number of years where he carried on a well-paying business at his trade. In 1819 or maybe a year or so later, they moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, about a mile below Preston, towards Galt. Here they resided until 1826 when they settled on the west bank of the Grand River, opposite Breslau, on the farm now owned by their grandson, Joseph Kolb. When a comparatively young man he was ordained as a deacon of the Mennonite Church for the Cressman field of labor. He died January 3rd, 1869. To them was born a family of three sons and three daughters"



      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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      On the 3d of January, in Waterloo co., Ontario, of the infirmities of old age, Jacob Kolb, aged 87 years, 8 months, and 16 days. He was buried on the 6th at Ebys burying ground. Funeral sermons were delivered by E. Detweiler, from Luke 10; 42, and Jos. Hagy, from Rom. 14: 7-8.


      Herald of Truth - Volume VI, Number 3 - March 1869 - page 47

  • 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..., 421.

    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..., 626.

    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..., 322.

    4. [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..., 856.

    5. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Kolb family bible.

    6. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Volume VI, Number 3 - March 1869 - page 47.

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 15.
      Jacob KOLB Gentleman USA 71 Mennonite b. 18-Apr
      Katharina KOLB USA 70 Mennonite b. 21-May
      Michael MOOK Germany 36 Lutheran b. 8 Sept-Blind

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 7 Jan 1869.
      Jakob Kolb died 3 Jan 1869 near Breslau, 88 yrs.

    9. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 12 Page 86.

    10. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 33.

    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..., 857.

    12. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Apr 1781 - , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 1826 - 1765 Victoria St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 122, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 3 Jan 1869 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Jan 1869 - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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