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

John Hilborn[1]

Male 1816 - 1885  (69 years)


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  • Name John Hilborn 
    Born 1816  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Land 1851  Maple Grove Wesleyan Methodist Church, 2000 Speedsville Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    donated land for Maple Grove Methodist 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number 00007-0738.9 
    Died 13 Jun 1885  [3, 7
    Buried Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I14665  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father James Hilborn,   b. 26 Jan 1782, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1834  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Mary Bechtel,   b. 18 Aug 1793, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1864, Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Family ID F3959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ann "Sallie" Dennis,   b. 15 Oct 1820, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1909, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Children 
     1. Nancy Hilborn,   b. 31 Aug 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1923  (Age 81 years)
     2. James Hilborn,   b. 15 Sep 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1844  (Age 0 years)
     3. Louisa Hilborn,   b. 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Hilborn,   b. 4 Jul 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1926  (Age 78 years)
     5. Sarah Ann Hilborn,   b. 27 Apr 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1935, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. John A. Hilborn,   b. 11 Dec 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1930  (Age 76 years)
     7. John Hilborn,   b. 1854, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Mariah "Mary" Hilborn,   b. 5 May 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924  (Age 67 years)
     9. Isaac Hilborn,   b. 10 Aug 1858, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1858  (Age 0 years)
     10. Elizabeth Hilborn,   b. CALC 29 Jan 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1876, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)
     11. Thomas Hilborn,   b. 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Richard Hilborn,   b. 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F3977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1816 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - donated land for Maple Grove Methodist - 1851 - Maple Grove Wesleyan Methodist Church, 2000 Speedsville Rd., Cambridge, 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 MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 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 MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Hilborn
    John Hilborn
    janpottsky originally shared this to Ancestry Public Member Tree

  • Notes 
    • Preston (Bechtel or Hagey) Mennonite Church

      The second meeting house in Waterloo County was built, probably in 1814, by John Erb, a wealthy miller of Preston. This brick meeting house served as a community church and was located "near Jacob Hagey's", which was on the road running from the top of the Kress Hill west and "adjoining the Kitchener Highway" (Witmer 1967: 26). Another meeting house, known as the Union Meeting House, was built in the area around 1824. A meeting was held in the Union church on November 20, 1824 to commence recording the accounts of the congregation in Hagey's Deacon Book. The deed of land for the Union Meeting House and burial ground, which was for one acre of part Lot 22, Beasley's Broken Front, was transacted in 1835.

      Hagey Meeting House was buiilt of red brick in 1842 on part Lot 23, just north of Preston on the west side of the Breslau Road, and slightly north of the Union Meeting House site. The deed, dated February 2, 1842, recorded the purchase of the land from John Hilborn and stressed that the property was to be for "the purpose of public worship by the Mennonist Society" (Witmer 1967: 28). Joseph Bechtel was the first minister in the area, from 1804-1837; he was followed by David Sherk (1838-1843). Next came Joseph Hagey (1844-1877), who was ordained bishop in 1851, and then Jacob B. Gingrich from 1878 to 1901. Services were held every four weeks until 1890 when bi-weekly services were begun. A Sunday School was established in 1842 with the congregation of Wanner Meeting House near Hespeler, but it was discontinued because of a difference of opinion regarding the need for Sunday Schools. On April 26, 1891 a Sunday School was organized at Hagey's, with deacon Abraham Oberholtzer as superintendent. Five years later, on June 10, 1896, a Sunday School was organized at the Wanner church.

      Major changes were made to the church building in 1927-1928 when the basement was excavated, new windows were installed and the roof was raised two feet. Fire on January 15, 1950 caused extensive damage to the interior and furnishings of the church. The building was completely renovated and also enlarged at the same time; dedication was on July 2, 1950. Another fire, on Feburary 19, 1953, completely destroyed the church. A congregational decision was made to build a new church, on Concession Road in Preston, and the cornerstone was laid on Thanksgiving Day, October 12, 1953. Official dedication services in the new Preston Mennonite Church were held on May 16, 1954. The building was enlarged in the summer of 1989.1

      1Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

  • 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..., 213.

    2. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      Gives age and country of birth

    3. [S146] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Hagey Mennonite CC#5431 Cemetery Internet Link .
      In memory of / John Hilborn / died June 13th, 1885 / in his 69th year / Sarah Ann Dennis / wife of John Hilborn / died Oct. 8th, 1909 / in her 89th year / Elizabeth Hilborn / died April 13th, 1876 / in her 17th year / Gone but not forgotten / Hilborn

    4. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Division 2 Page Number 42 Household Number 201.

    5. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 2 Page 42.

    6. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 4 Page 28.

    7. [S2575] aaaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 3 Page 15.

    8. [S2767] Waterloo Township 1871 South, Sect. 2 Page 42.