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

Jacob Hilborn[1, 2]

Male 1833 - 1910  (76 years)


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  • Name Jacob Hilborn 
    Born 14 Dec 1833  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Historic Business 1820's  90 Old Mill Road, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Blair Mill 
    Interesting mill, life story 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    W. Methodist 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Miller 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    United Brethren 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Miller 
    Eby ID Number 00053-3727 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone of Jacob Hilborn 
    Died 9 Jan 1910  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Cause: Chronic Diffuse Encephalitis (5 years) 
    Buried Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I20332  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Jesse Hilborn,   b. 8 Jan 1809, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1875, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Annie Smith,   b. CA 1810,   d. 7 Jun 1847  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Family ID F3967  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline Witmer,   b. 16 Apr 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1919  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1855  [11
    Children 
     1. Isaac Hilborn,   b. 8 Jan 1856, Speedsville (Waterloo Township), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 83 years)
     2. Amos Hilborn,   b. 7 Jan 1858, Speedsville (Waterloo Township), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 82 years)
     3. Mayor Aaron W. Hilborn,   b. 23 Aug 1860, Speedsville (Waterloo Township), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1943, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Emanuel Hilborn,   b. 9 Aug 1862, Speedsville (Waterloo Township), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1922, , Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. David W. Hilborn,   b. 9 Feb 1865, Speedsville (Waterloo Township), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Jesse Hilborn,   b. 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Joseph Hilborn,   b. 7 Jun 1867, Speedsville (Waterloo Township), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 72 years)
     8. Jesse W. Hilborn,   b. 14 Aug 1869, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Rev. Jacob Hilborn,   b. 29 Jan 1872, Speedsville (Waterloo Township), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Eliza Hilborn,   b. 6 Feb 1874, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1874  (Age 0 years)
     11. Edwin Hilborn,   b. 1 Jan 1878, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Milton Hilborn,   b. 8 Jan 1881, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1881, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Dec 1833 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Business - Blair Mill - 1820's - 90 Old Mill Road, Cambridge, 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 MapsReligion - 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 MapsReligion - W. Methodist - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Brethren - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Chronic Diffuse Encephalitis (5 years) - 9 Jan 1910 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Jacob Hilborn, "son of Jesse and Annie (Smith) Hilborn, was born at Preston, Ontario, December 14th, 1833. He was raised on the farm. On January 30th, 1855, he was married to Caroline, eldest daughter of Joseph and Susannah (Groh) Witmer. She was born April 16th, 1837. Soon after their marriage they moved on a farm at Speedsville, a small village near Preston, where they resided until March 19th, 1872, when they moved near Conestogo, on the farm formerly owned by John Groff. After disposing of this farm he purchased the Blair Mills, to which place he moved in October, 1884. Here he is doing a good business. Mr. Hilborn is a gentleman of excellent business abilities, push and enterprise, and is highly and justly esteemed by all who have dealings with him. Mr. Hilborn's family consisted of eleven children, of whom two died in infancy."


      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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      Golden Wedding celebration of Mr & Mrs Jacob Hilborn at Blair last week, over 50 guests were present of which 43 were direct descendants of the aged couple. Mr Hilborn is 71 and his wife, who was Caroline Witmer, is 68. They were married in Berlin 50 years ago. They have raised a family of nine sons, all a credit to their parents and all doing well. They are: Isaac, Secretary, Treasurer of the Elimra Felt Boot Co., Amos of the New Dundee flour mills; Aaron, Principal of the Blair School; Emanuel of the Freelton Flour Mills, David, Merchant at Selkirk, Ont., Joseph, Manager of the Blair Flour Mills, Jesse, General Merchant at Paris, Jacob, Managing director at the Balgonia Assiniboia Flour Mills and Edwin, Stock Keeper, Paris Plow Co., Paris.

      The Ayr News November 10 1904:

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      Soon after his marriage he moved to a farm at Speedsville where he and his wife stayed until 1872, then moved to a farm near Conestogo. In 1884 he purchased Blair Mills and known as Hilborn Mills. The mill original built in 1845 by Samuel B. Bowman had been known as Carlisle Mill. Jacob retired from milling in 1902 and moved to New Dundee to live with his son Amos.


      Cambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

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      JACOB HILBORN

      On Sunday morning, January 9th, death claimed one of Waterloo County's oldest resident, in the person of Mr. Jacob Hilborn, New Dundee, in his 77th year. Deceased was born near Preston, in the year, 1833 and after his marriage, in 1856 to Caroline Witmer, settled on a farm north of the town. In 1872, he moved on a farm near Conestoga, where he resided until 1884, when he purchased the Blair flour Mills, which he operated, until about five years ago, when owing to ill-health, he retired from business and spent his declining years, in New Dundee. He was very unassuming in his manner and was highly respected for his sterling qualities, in business and private life. For several years he was a member of the United Brethren church and always took a deep interest in anything pertaining to the welfare of mankind. He is survived by a widow and nine sons; Isaac, Elmira; Amos, New Dundee, Aaron, Berlin; Emanuel, Freelton; David, Selkirk; Joseph, Blair; Jesse and Edwin, Paris and Jacob, Moose Jaw, Sask. The funeral is on Tuesday afternoon and was held from his late residence, to the Hagey cemetery, Preston and was attended by a large concourse of friends, who came to pay their last tribute of respect, to one whom they loved.

      Chronicle-Telegraph 13 Jan 1910 pg 10

  • 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..., 788.

    2. [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..., 679.

    3. [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...

    4. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-2 Page 13.

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

    6. [S177] Census - ON, Waterloo - 1901, ON WATERLOO (South/Sud) (#122) Subdistrict: Waterloo (South/Sud) g-2 Page 13.

    7. [S146] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Hagey Mennonite CC#5431 Cemetery Internet Link .
      In memoriam/ Jacob Hilborn/ died Jan. 9, 1910/ aged 76 years & 26 days/ Caroline Witmer/ his wife/ born Apr. 16, 1837/ died Apr. 1, 1919/ Thy will be done/ Hilborn

    8. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 3 Page 14.

    9. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 3.

    10. [S2560] aaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 1 Page 35.

    11. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 11 Page 74.