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

Rev. Jacob Detweiler[1, 2]

Male 1778 - 1858  (79 years)


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  • Name Jacob Detweiler 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 25 Nov 1778  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00029-2272 
    Died 8 Aug 1858  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Buried Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I14213  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Jacob Detweiler,   b. Abt 1752,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Funk,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F5510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Rosenberger,   b. 15 Jan 1781, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1847, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1803  [3
    Children 
     1. John R. Detweiler,   b. 1 Jan 1805, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1876, Port Elgin, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Mary Detweiler,   b. 20 Sep 1806, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1874, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Jacob Rosenberger Detweiler,   b. 16 Dec 1807, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1885, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Susannah Detweiler,   b. 22 Jun 1810 OR 20 Aug 1809, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1874  (Age 64 years)
     5. Elizabeth Detweiler,   b. 2 Oct 1811, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1840, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     6. Benjamin Detweiler,   b. 23 Nov 1813, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900  (Age 86 years)
     7. Nancy Detweiler,   b. 8 Mar 1816, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1856, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     8. Rev. Enoch R. Detweiler,   b. 7 Mar 1818, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1874, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     9. Abraham Detweiler,   b. 25 Jul 1820, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820
     10. Lydia Detweiler,   b. 22 Aug 1824, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1900  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F5427  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Detweiler," second son of Jacob and Mary (Funk) Detweiler, was a native of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where he was born November 25th, 1778. On December 15th, 1803, he was married to Susannah Rosenberger who was born in the same county as Mr. Detweiler, January 15th, 1781. When a young man he was called to the ministry of the Mennonite body, but when the Funkite question was brought up he would not give his decision in favor of either party. However, after his coming to Canada he was an active worker in behalf of the Mennonite church until his death. In 1822 they, with others, moved to Canada and settled in North Dumfries Township, Waterloo County, a little west of Roseville, on the farm now possessed by their grand-son, Aaron B. Detweiler. Here they resided until their deaths. She died September 9th, 1847, and he died August 8th, 1858. To them was born a family of ten 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.].

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      A-2-1 Jacob Detweiler Sr. Last Will and Testament of Jacob Detweiler the Elder, formerly of the Township of North Dumfries, Yeoman, deceased…the will is committed to Samuel Snyder and Benjamin Snyder, both of the Township of North Dumfries, Yeomen, the Executors named therein…

      I, Jacob Detweiller Senior of the Township of North Dumfries…First I Will and ordain that my funeral expenses and all my just debts shall be paid as soon as possible on convenient after my decease. I Will and ordain that all the residue of my estate shall be divided into nine equal shares or portions and that my sons and daughters shall have each a share, and that the children of my deceased daughters Elizabeth and Nancy have one share each which has to be distributed equally amongst them, but the shares of those who are under age to remain in the hands of the Executors on interest to be delivered over to them when they arrive at the years of majority. And also that my daughter Susanna's portion of legacy be kept in the hands of the Executors when they think that she or her heirs will most need it. And that my two sons Enoch and Benjamin shall have their portions after all the rest of my family have had their portions or legacies. Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my two sons in law, Samuel Snyder and Benjamin Snyder Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.

      Witnessed by Robert Worsley, Benjamin D. Snyder and Enoch Detweiler
      Will dated 3rd August 1858
      Proved 13th October 1858
      Died 8th August 1858
      No Inventory

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • Sources 
    1. [S173] Ancestry.com.

    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..., 505.

    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..., 516.

    4. [S62] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries, Roseville - Roseville Mennonite [formerly Detweiler Mennonite] CC#4493 Internet Link.
      [Open-book- on one side] Repent/ and/ believe the/ Gospel/ [on the other side, same message in German]/ Zum Andenken an/ Jacob Dettweiler/ ein gestorben am 8 Aug. 1858/ Im alter von 79 Jahre/ 8 mo. u. 13 Tg/ verse/

    5. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Will of Jacob Detweiller A-2-1 - 3 Aug 1858.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Nov 1778 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Aug 1858 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
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