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

John G. Bechtel[1, 2]

Male 1806 - 1848  (41 years)


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  • Name John G. Bechtel 
    Born 18 Sep 1806  Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Land 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Old Survey Lot 03, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1843  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number 00007-0781 
    Died 25 Aug 1848  [3
    Buried Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I15234  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    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 1 Sarah Brower,   b. 21 Jan 1809, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1842, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Bechtel,   b. 1 May 1828, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Isaac Bechtel,   b. 8 Oct 1829, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1892, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Sarah Bechtel,   b. 19 Apr 1832, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1832, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Mary Bechtel,   b. 29 Mar 1833, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1903, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Sarah Bechtel,   b. 29 Mar 1835, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Rachel Bechtel,   b. 5 Mar 1837, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1870, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     7. Daniel Bechtel,   b. 22 Feb 1839, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1864  (Age 25 years)
     8. Rebecca Bechtel,   b. 19 Feb 1841, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1920, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F4106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Knechtel,   b. 1823, Hütschenhausen, , Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Nov 1843  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Children 
     1. Ann Emeline Bechtel,   b. 5 Dec 1844, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John George Bechtel,   b. 21 Apr 1846, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Charles W. Bechtel,   b. 14 Nov 1847, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Bechtel,   b. 25 Apr 1849, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F9432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Sep 1806 - Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1843 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Nov 1843 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Bechtel "seventh child of Jacob and Elizabeth Bechtel, was born at Blair, September 18th, 1806, and died August 25th, 1848. He was first married to Sallie, daughter of Henry Brower. She was born January 21st, 1809, and died August 2nd, 1842. After her decease he was married to Elizabeth Knechtel. Mr. John Bechtel resided at Blair where he was engaged in the mercantile and tanning business. He also had a farm which he managed in connection with his business. His family consisted of twelve 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. [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..., 334.

    2. [S270] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1852, Pg 14.

    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..., 219.

    4. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huether, Preston report 30.
      John Bechtel, to Elisabetha Knechtel, both of Waterloo. 26 Nov. 1843.

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

    6. [S826] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Preston - Saint Peter's Lutheran - index.