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

Rev. Jacob Bretz[1, 2]

Male 1800 - 1879  (79 years)


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  • Name Jacob Bretz 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 11 Jan 1800  , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00015-1206 
    Died 17 Aug 1879  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Cause: heart disease (6 months) 
    Buried Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Person ID I16221  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father Jacob Bretz,   b. 1 Nov 1766, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1843, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Family ID F4309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Weiler,   b. CALC 1 Jun 1809, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1894, Washington, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Children 
     1. Gerhard Bretz,   b. 20 Apr 1829, Fisher Mills, (Cambridge) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1905  (Age 75 years)
     2. Mary Bretz,   b. 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Benjamin Bretz,   b. CALC 24 Feb 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1882, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     4. John Bretz,   b. 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Samuel Bretz,   b. 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. James Bretz,   b. 1840, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Jacob Bretz,   b. 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Henry Bretz,   b. 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Abraham Bretz,   b. 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Aaron Bretz,   b. 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F4313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Bretz, "son of Jacob and Maria (Strickler) Bretz, was married to Nancy Wiehler and resided on the old homestead where they had a family of eight 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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      Aug. 17th near Plattsville, ON, Pre. Jacob Bretz, at the age of 79 years, 7 month and 6 days. He frequently manifested a desire to depart this life and be with the Lord, which is far better. On the morning of his death, his prayer was that the Lord would take him to Himself very soon, if it was the divine will and before 11 o'clock his spirit was gone, and the family left to mourn their loss; but their loss is his eternal gain. He was in the ministry 40 years. He was buried on the 20th. Funeral services by George Smith & ______ Fisher, from the latter part of the seventh chapter of Revelation.


      Herald of Truth Obituary - January 1880

  • 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..., 301.

    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..., 404.

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

    4. [S138] Cemetery - ON, Oxford, Blenheim - Blenheim Mennonite Internet Link Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery online.
      In memory of Jacob Bretz who died Aug 17, 1879 aged 79 y'rs

    5. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, January 1880 - Obituary of Jacob Bretz.

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, January, 1880 Obit. of Jacob Bretz.

    7. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 11171-1879 Jacob Bretz.

    8. [S894] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861, Sect. 11 Page 76.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jan 1800 - , Pennsylvania, USA 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 MapsDied - Cause: heart disease (6 months) - 17 Aug 1879 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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