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

Henry Bechtel[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1802 - 1866  (64 years)


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  • Name Henry Bechtel 
    Born 5 Jan 1802  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Historic Building 1740 Blair Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    old mill 
    • Stone house and old mill constructed by Henry Bechtel. The mill was known as "Durham Mill" and the area about was known locally as Durhamville or New Durham.
    Residence 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Old Survey Lot 03, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1831  1490 Blair Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    miller 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Dunkard 
    Eby ID Number 00007-0754 
    Died 13 Mar 1866  Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 9, 11, 12
    Buried 15 Mar 1866  Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I15171  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Deacon Jacob Bechtel,   b. 14 Apr 1769, Of, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1838, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Gabel,   b. CA 1775, Of, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Kinzie,   b. 15 Sep 1806, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1881, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Children 
     1. Leah Bechtel,   b. 1 Dec 1825, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1892  (Age 66 years)
     2. Henry Bechtel,   b. 1827, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Noah Bechtel,   b. 5 Apr 1828, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1828, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Moses Bechtel,   b. 1831, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Dilman Bechtel,   b. 1833, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Aaron Bechtel,   b. 27 Nov 1833, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1902, Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Elizabeth Bechtel,   b. 1838, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Barbara Bechtel,   b. 25 Feb 1838, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1873, Near Caledonia, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     9. Joseph Bechtel,   b. 1841, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Susannah Bechtel,   b. 1842, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Abraham Bechtel,   b. 1845, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Isaac K. Bechtel,   b. 23 Oct 1848, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1890, Bellevue, King, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1059  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Henry Bechtel "the fifth member of old Jacob Bechtel's family, resided at Blair, where he was engaged in the milling business. He was married to Barbara Kinzie. They had a large family"


      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.].

      "N.B. - The names of five of the children of Henry Bechtel's family were not received in time for publication."

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      The first postmaster at Blair was Wendal Bowman who served from 1858 to 1863. Mr. Bowman was succeeded by Henry Bechtel Sr. who operated the post office from 1863 to 1865. Mr. Bechtel was in turn succeeded by John R. Renshaw who was Blair's postmaster from 1865 to 1892. It was during Mr. Renshaw's tenure, in 1874, that the Grand Trunk Railway built a station in Blair and the post office moved to that facility. With the move Mr. Renshaw became stationmaster as well as postmaster.


      Cambridge Postal History - III, Jim, Quantrell, pg 139-140

  • 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..., 215.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 22 Dec 1881.
      17 Dec 1881 Barbara Bechtel, nee Kinsey, widow of Henry Bechtel, died in Blair at age of 76 years.

    3. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Obituary of Barbara Kinzie - Bechtel - 23 Dec 1881.

    4. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Obituary of Edwin Bechtel - 23 Dec 1881.

    5. [S34] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Blair CC#4501 Internet Link.

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 pg 252.
      Henry BECHTEL miller Birthplace: Canada Age 51 Mennonite
      Barbara BECHTEL Birthplace: Canada Age 46 Mennonite
      Henry BECHTEL miller Birthplace: Canada F. Age 23 Mennonite
      Moses BECHTEL Farmer Birthplace: Canada F. Age 19 Mennonite
      Aron BECHTEL Labourer Birthplace: Canada F. Age 17 Mennonite
      Dilman BECHTEL Labourer Birthplace: Canada F. Age 17 Mennonite
      Barbary BECHTEL Birthplace: Canada F. Age 14 Mennonite
      Elisabeth BECHTEL Birthplace: Canada F. Age 12 Mennonite
      Joseph BECHTEL Birthplace: Canada F. Age 9 Mennonite
      Susana BECHTEL Birthplace: Canada F. Age 8 Mennonite
      Abraham BECHTEL Birthplace: Canada F. Age 6 Mennonite
      Isaac BECHTEL Birthplace: Canada F. Age 4 Mennonite

    7. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 14 Mar 1866.
      Bechtel, Henry died 13 Mar 1866 At Blair, aged 64 years, 2 months, 8 days. [Funeral took place Thursday, March 15th.]

    8. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 1 Page 1.

    9. [S34] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Blair CC#4501 Internet Link.
      In memory of/ Henry Bechtel/ who died/ March 13, 1866/ aged / 64 years 2 mo & 8 days/ verse

    10. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 pg 252.

    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..., 848.

    12. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 16.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jan 1802 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - old mill - - 1740 Blair Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1831 - 1490 Blair Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - miller - 1851 - 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 MapsReligion - Dunkard - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Mar 1866 - Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 Mar 1866 - Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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