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

Jacob B. Erb[1, 2]

Male 1808 - 1893  (85 years)


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  • Name Jacob B. Erb 
    Born 2 Jul 1808  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Interesting life story, pioneer 
    Misfortune blind last few years of life 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 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  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00032-2932 
    Died 5 Sep 1893  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 9
    Cause: paralytic stroke 
    Buried Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I15408  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father Peter Erb,   b. 13 Jan 1787, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Susannah Bomberger,   b. 17 Sep 1787, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1806  [1
    Family ID F2367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary A. Clemens,   b. 1 Feb 1814, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1893, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1830  [1, 8
    Children 
     1. Erb
     2. Eva Erb,   b. 5 Jun 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Jesse Erb,   b. 22 Mar 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1846  (Age 11 years)
     4. Levi C. Erb,   b. 5 Jul 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1912, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Noah C. Erb,   b. 30 Jun 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1914, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Enoch C. Erb,   b. 3 Jan 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1917, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Peter C. Erb,   b. 5 Feb 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1916, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. Esther Erb,   b. 15 Sep 1845, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1926, Canada, Marion, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     9. Simon Clemens Erb,   b. 16 Mar 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1905, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     10. Jacob C. Erb,   b. 17 Apr 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1907, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     11. Mary Ann Erb,   b. 9 Mar 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1878, Near Linwood, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F3756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob B. Erb, "was born July 2nd, 1808. On August 17th, 1830, he was married to Mary Clemens who was born February 1st, 1814, and died May 23rd, 1893. They resided near Erbsville, about three miles north-west of the town of Waterloo, where he died September 5th, 1893. Their family consisted 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 Pioneer Gone Death of Mr. Jacob Erb

      The news comes to hand today of the death of one of the oldest pioneers of Waterloo township, in the person of Jacob B. Erb, yeoman, who lives three miles west of Waterloo. The deceased was in his 86th year and the cause of his death was a paralytic stroke on Tuesday morning, which at his advanced age proved quickly fatal, and he passed away on the evening of the same day. Mr. Erb was born and raised two miles north of Bridgeport and was one of those who tilled the virgin soil of this county. He married Mary Clemens, daughter of Jesse Clemens. The union was blessed by ten children, seven whom survive him. Mrs. Erb died in May of the present year. The funeral of Mr. Erb will be held on Sunday morning, Sept. 10th, at 9 o'clock next to the Mennonite burying ground, at David B Eby's, two mile west of Waterloo. The deceased was known throughout the county and had a wide circle of friends and relations who will mourn his loss.

      The Daily Record 7 Sep 1893
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      ACCIDENT BY LIGHTNING - We learn from the Berlin Telegraph that on Monday afternoon before last, during the heavy thunderstorms in West Woolwich, the dwelling house of Mr. Francis Compass, was struck by lightning, and himself, father, and Mr. Jacob Erb, of Waterloo Township, who was on a visit to Mr. C., were severely injured.

      Mr. C. had his pantaloons and boots burned and torn off him by the lightning, and the lower portions of his body literally crisped and denuded of skin. His father, a quite aged man, had both arms burned so that the skin hung in shreds...his two thumbs were almost torn off his hands, at the lateral joints, while his legs and feet are burned and lacerated most piteously. Mr. Erb had both legs badly burned, and his feet torn very much. One toe was split as if with a knife.

      At the time of the casualty, eight persons were surrounding the front door of this dwelling which was open, all of whom were knocked senseless to the floor and more or less injured. A little girl had her face burned. The electric current left a charred track upon the floor,, and at length, ripped up a couple of board, and disappeared in the cellar. Dr. N. B. Wulfe of Mt. Jacobs, was sent for, who was soon upon the spot and dressed the wounds of the sufferers. We are sorry to learn that Francis Compass and his father are both in a very dangerous condition.

      Berlin Telegraph - July 16, 1856

  • 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..., 650.

    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..., 398.

    3. [S155] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Erb Street Mennonite CC#4512 Internet Link.
      In memory of / Jacob B. Erb / born July 2,1808 / died / Sept.5,1893 / aged 85 yrs 2 m's / & 3 days / verse

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 131.

    5. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 40.

    6. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 4 Page 22.

    7. [S2222] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township (North) - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 26.

    8. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 3 Page 42.

    9. [S56] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Daily Record (Feb 1893-Jun 1895), Obituary of Jacob Erb - 7 Sep 1893.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jul 1808 - 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 - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - 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 - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: paralytic stroke - 5 Sep 1893 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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