Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
John S. Huber

John S. Huber[1]

Male 1814 - 1896  (81 years)

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  • Name John S. Huber 
    Born 20 Dec 1814  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Name Johannes Huber 
    Eby ID Number 00060-3953 
    Died 2 Apr 1896  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cause: Degeneration of Brain (7 years) 
    Buried Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I2007  Generations
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    Father Peter Huber,   b. 28 Jan 1784, Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1851, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Veronica Souder,   b. 12 Nov 1784,   d. 10 Dec 1852  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1807  [7
    Family ID F239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catharine Schlichter,   b. 3 Aug 1823, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1886  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 11 May 1841  [4
    Children 
     1. Samuel Huber,   b. 2 Jan 1842, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1842  (Age 0 years)
     2. Jacob Huber,   b. 16 Apr 1843, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1843  (Age 0 years)
     3. Mary Ann Huber,   b. 27 Mar 1844, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1871, Downie Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     4. Nancy Huber,   b. 15 Jan 1846, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1928  (Age 82 years)
     5. Rachael Huber,   b. 17 Apr 1848, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1896, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     6. Caroline Huber,   b. 18 Jul 1850, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892, Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     7. Lucinda Huber,   b. 12 Nov 1852, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Fannie Huber,   b. 22 Dec 1854, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1897  (Age 42 years)
     9. Almina Huber,   b. 7 Jun 1857, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1908  (Age 51 years)
     10. Lizzie Huber,   b. 4 Feb 1860, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1923, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     11. Phoebe Huber,   b. 11 Sep 1862, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1929  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Nancy Huber,   b. 1846, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Almina Huber,   b. 7 Jun 1857, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1908  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F257503  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Huber, John & Catherine Schlighter formal.jpg
    Huber, John & Catherine Schlighter formal.jpg
    In possesion of Norman Huber of Kitchener, Ontario 1906

  • Notes 
    • John Huber, "the second son in the family, was born December 22nd, 1814. He was married to Catharine Schlichter who was born August 3rd, 1823, and died June 12th, 1886. They resided on the farm which he cleared himself. It was lot No. 4, 12th Concession, Blenheim Township, Oxford County, Ontario, where he is still having his home. To them were born eleven children. Samuel and Jacob, the eldest two, died aged one day."

      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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      Another or Blenheim's Pioneers Passes Away.,


      John S. Huber died at his residence on Lot 4, Concession 12, Blenheim, on Thursday, April 2nd. Mr. Huber was born In Lancaster Co., Pa., in the year 1821. At the age of seven, he came to Canada with his parents, who settled on what is now known as Park House, a short distance from Preston, in Waterloo Co. Here he lived with his parents until 1846, when he came to Blenheim Tp. and started for himself, in the then unbroken forest. The following year he built a house. In the same year he was married to Catharine Schlichter.

      In their efforts to carve out for themselves a home in the wilderness, Mr. and Mrs Huber had a great many difficulties to contend with. They had to endure many hardships and privations, and put up with many inconveniences entirely unknown to young people of the present day. In their farming operations they were more than ordinarily successful, and in 1872 they gave up the active work of the farm, and retired. They had a family of nine daughters, seven of whom are still living. After a happy married life of 45 years, Mrs. Huber was called away on June 12th, 1886, since which Mr. Huber has lived with one of his daughters on the old homestead. He was honest and straight forward in all his dealings, and was trusted and respected by all with whom he came in contact In his business and social life. He was a staunch, life-long Reformer, and in religion was of the Mennonite persuasion.

      His decease was brought on by an attack of la grippe, which, coupled with the weakness of old age, caused his death, after an illness of about two weeks. He reached the ripe old age of 81 years, and was hale and hearty to within a short time of his death.

      The funeral took place on Sunday, April 5th. at 1 p.m. Followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends, his remains were taken to the Blenheim cemetery. and there interred. He leaves behind him two sisters, seven children thirty-nine grand children, and four great grand children. His sisters are Mrs. Nancy Bergey, of Caledonia, Mich., and Mrs. Fanny Shoemaker, of Highgate. His children still living are Nancy Bowman, of Blair, Mrs. Jesse Clemens, of Roseville ; Mrs. D. H. Clemens, who resides on the old homestead, , Fanny Huber, who lived with her father . Mrs, Isaac McNally, of Blair Mrs. Isaiah Hilborn, of Pilkington, and Mrs. D. K. Erb, of Sebringvllle.

      The Weekly Reformer 9 Apr 1896 pg 2

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 259.

    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..., 827.

    3. [S149] Census - ON, Oxford, Blenheim - 1881, Division 3 Page Number 61 Household Number 300.

    4. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Huber Family Bible.

    5. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Peter Huber bible bought in 1809.

    6. [S138] Cemetery - ON, Oxford, Blenheim - Blenheim Mennonite Internet Link Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery online.
      our father/ in / memory of/ John S. Huber/ who died/ April 2 , 1896/ aged 81 years 3 months & 11 days/

    7. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Peter Huber bible bought in 1809.
      Peter Huber married the 20 of October A. D. 1807 (clearn and probably original, new info) the love-worthy Fronica Sauder [my hand] Peter Huber

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Dec 1814 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Degeneration of Brain (7 years) - 2 Apr 1896 - 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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