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Rev. James Francis Dickie[1]

Male 1845 - 1933  (87 years)


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  • Name James Francis Dickie 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 13 Nov 1845  Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name J. F. Dickie 
    Occupation 1875  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Pastor of St. Andrews Church 
    Residence 1875  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-175552 
    Died 28 May 1933  Marine City, St. Clair, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Cause: Myocarditis (1 year) - Uraemia (4 days) 
    Buried Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair, St. Clair, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I175552  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2021 

    Family Louise Beck,   b. 4 Dec 1847, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1927, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 23 Jun 1875  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F50583  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Rev. J. F. Pickle

      A young divinity student, the Rev. James F. Dickie, fresh from a Scottish College, was inducted on February 13, 1872. Subsequently he married the late Sir Adam Beck's only sister. Mr. Dickie continued at St. Andrew's until the late eighteen-seventies. In 1875 the session was increased by the appointment of the elders whose names follow: Alexander Young, William Cowan, J. Muir, Charles Bedford, John Moffat, William Cowan, and Alexander Roy. The Rev. Mr. Dickie demitted his charge in Berlin and accepted a call to the Central Presbyterian Church in Detroit. Later on he was appointed minister to the American and British Church in Nollendorf Platz, Berlin, Germany. In December, 1913, he revisited Berlin, Canada, and in part said, I knew Berlin better in 1871 than I do now. I note how wonderfully it has grown and how it has become a hive of industry. But whether or not it is a more agreeable place in which to live, I cannot say. When I first knew it, it was a delightful place. It hadn't many manufacturies, but it had a number of scholarly, cultivated gentlemen, and very genial and hospitable ladies. Then, you heard scarcely anything spoken in the streets but German. It was necessary for anyone living here to speak both languages. I had for my instructor Adolph Mueller, who was one of the best teachers I have ever met. He did much to draw the German and English speaking people together. What impressed me most on coming to Berlin, Ontario, was the fact that a little town of 2,500 inhabitants had fourteen churches. The Lutherans were the largest group, while all the churches drew from the country. I recall that the first street-light. burning coal oil, was placed in 1874. Had I not been in little Berlin, I should never have been in Berlin, Germany. For it was here that I acquired an interest in German life and language.

      After Dr. Dickie removed to Detroit he was succeeded by the Rev. Donald Tait (1879-1889). In his time the Presbyterians of Waterloo who attended St. Andrew's organized a church of their own...

      1aA History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937,

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 1 Jul 1875.
      23 Jun 1875 In Baden, by Rev. A. Topp, D.D., of Toronto, assisted by Rev. J. Gounlay of Port Elgin, J.F. Dickie, Pastor of St. Andrews Church in Berlin, was married to Louise, daughter of Jakob Beck, Esq. of Baden.

    2. [S2469] Death.
      Name:Reverend James Francis Dickie Gender:Male Marital Status:Married Birth Date:Nov, 1845 Birth Place:Scotland Death Date:28 May 1933 Death Place:Marine City, St Clair, Michigan, USA Death Age:87 File Number:000523 Father:Francis Mother:Susan Maclelland

    3. [S2465] Burial.
      Hillside Cemetery, Saint Clair, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:James Francis Dickie Marriage Date:23 Jun 1875 Marriage Location:Baden Spouse:Louise Beck Registration Number:57528

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Nov 1845 - Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Pastor of St. Andrews Church - 1875 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1875 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jun 1875 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Myocarditis (1 year) - Uraemia (4 days) - 28 May 1933 - Marine City, St. Clair, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair, St. Clair, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
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