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

Jacob Bleam[1, 2, 3]

Male 1810 - 1836  (25 years)


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  • Name Jacob Bleam 
    Born 20 Jan 1810  Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Gender Male 
    Interesting crime, murder, misfortune, life story 
    Misfortune Jan 1836  Dundas, West Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    murdered 
    Name Jacob Bliehm  [5
    Eby ID Number 00010-1097 
    Died Jan 1836  Dundas, West Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: murdered 
    Person ID I20521  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Philip Bliehm,   b. 1780, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Esther Bechtel,   b. Jul 1766, Of, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1833, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 1804  [6
    Family ID F4126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Scheirich,   b. 1 May 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1890, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1835  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F3011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jan 1810 - Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Nov 1835 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - murdered - Jan 1836 - Dundas, West Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: murdered - Jan 1836 - Dundas, West Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Jacob Bliehm, "was born January 20th, 1810. He was married to Elizabeth, daughter of John and Barbara Scheirich who resided on the old "Hiestand Farm" two miles south of Berlin. Having to meet a payment of several hundred dollars in the bank at Dundas, he left home in January, 1836, and drove to Dundas where he had his horse put up in the stables of the McEwen hotel. This was the last of him. A few days afterwards his horse was still in the stable, his overcoat was hanging in the hotel, but no deposit was made in the bank. All trace of him since then has been lost. Rumor has it that he was murdered in the McEwen Hotel that night for his money and his body hid in an old well near by the hotel. A year or so after this occurrence there were a number of bodies (in a half decomposed state) found in this well, all supposed to have been murdered in this hotel, one of which bodies is said to have favored that of Bliehm's."


      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..., 278.

    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..., 796.

    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..., 223.

    4. [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..., 226.

    5. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 5 Nov 1835:11.
      last Tuesday By Wm Ellis, Jacob Bliehm m. Miss Elisabeth Scheirich, both are of Waterloo.

    6. [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..., 485.