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

Tobias Kolb[1]

Male 1810 - 1894  (83 years)


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  • Name Tobias Kolb 
    Born 11 Aug 1810  Hilltown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    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. It was inherited by Tobias.
    Residence 1839  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gentleman 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Gentleman 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00068-4135 
    Died 11 Apr 1894  [2, 13
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I14166  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Deacon Jacob Kolb, Sr.,   b. 17 Apr 1781, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother 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  [6, 14, 15
    Family ID F3847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena Bechtel,   b. 2 Apr 1815, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1833  [2, 4, 6
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Kolb,   b. 15 Aug 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1885, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. Catharine Kolb,   b. 18 Jun 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1864  (Age 27 years)
     3. Henry B. Kolb,   b. 25 Mar 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     4. Joseph B. Kolb,   b. 30 Aug 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1905  (Age 65 years)
     5. Lydia Kolb,   b. 19 Feb 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1873  (Age 31 years)
     6. Isaac Kolb,   b. 1 Jun 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1907  (Age 63 years)
     7. Hannah Kolb,   b. 27 Apr 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1907, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     8. Elias Kolb,   b. 20 Jul 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1917, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F3856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Tobias Kolb, "was born August 11th, 1810. On November 21st, 1833, he was married to Magdalena Bechtel who was born April 2nd, 1815, and died September 11th, 1866. Soon after their marriage they moved on the old 'Kolb Farm' on the west side of the Grand River, opposite Breslau, Ontario. During the last years of his life he was totally blind, thus causing more or less anxiety to his children who took care of him. Even in his unfortunate state (blindness) he was happy and contented and was waiting for the Lord's appointed time to remove him from this world unto the Kingdom of Glory. He died April 11th, 1894. His family consisted 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.].

  • 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..., 586.

    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..., 860.

    3. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 7.

    4. [S63] Book - A genealogical history of the Kolb, Kulp of Culp family and its branches in America : with biographical sketches of their descendants from the earliest available records from 1707 to the present time, including Dielman Kolb in Germany.

    5. [S197] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1881.

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

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 15.
      Tobias KOLB Farmer USA 42 Mennonite b. 11-Aug
      Magdelena KOLB Canada 37 Mennonite b. 2-Apr
      Elisabeth KOLB Canada F. 18 Mennonite b. 15-Aug
      Katharina KOLB Canada F. 16 Mennonite b. 18-Jun
      Henry KOLB Canada F. 14 Mennonite b. 25-Mar
      Joseph KOLB Canada F. 13 Mennonite b. 30-Aug
      Lidia KOLB Canada F. 10 Mennonite b. 19-Feb
      Isaac KOLB Canada F. 8 Mennonite b. 1-Jun
      Hanah KOLB Canada F. 4 Mennonite b. 27-Apr
      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. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 21.

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

    10. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 1 Page 3.

    11. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 31 Aug 1839:34.
      last Thurs. The family of Tobias Kolb of Waterloo Township was blessed with a son.

    12. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 15.

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

    14. [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.

    15. [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.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 1826 - 1765 Victoria St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1839 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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