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

Jacob Bretz

Male 1766 - 1843  (76 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Jacob Bretz 
    Born 1 Nov 1766  , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 2 Lot 12, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number 00015-1190 
    Died 11 Jul 1843  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I16216  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Family Maria Strickler,   b. 4 Sep 1766, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1853, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Bretz,   b. Abt 1800, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Rev. Jacob Bretz,   b. 11 Jan 1800, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1879, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Elizabeth Bretz,   b. Abt 1804, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Catharine Bretz,   b. 7 Nov 1805, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1888, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F4309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Nov 1766 - , , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 2 Lot 12, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jul 1843 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Bretz, "the father of this family in our County, was born in Pennsylvania, November 1st, 1766. He was married to Maria Strickler who was born September 4th, 1766, and died July 19th, 1853. In 1806 they with their family moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, a little below Preston, on the farm now occupied by John Clemens. Their family consisted of four 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..., 298.

    2. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).
      In memory of/ Jacob BRETZ/ Who departed this/ Life July 11th/ 1843/ aged 76 years/ 9 months & 11 days/

    3. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 15.