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

Jacob Bricker[1]

Male 1818 - 1909  (90 years)

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  • Name Jacob Bricker 
    Born 24 Aug 1818  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1851  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    sawyer 
    Land constructed 1857  4-6 King St. S., Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Snyder-Hahn Building 3 storey brick commericial building 
    Land 1861  2 King St. S., Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Founder 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Business 1862  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Waterloo Foundry 
    Elected Office 1863  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Councillor - Waterloo City 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Foundry 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Elected Office 1876  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Councillor - Waterloo 
    Interesting business, life story, building 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Foundryer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gentleman 
    Eby ID Number 00016-1224 
    Died 14 Aug 1909  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Cause: heart disease, chronic Bright's disease and dropsy 
    Person ID I21091  Generations
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Peter Bricker,   b. 26 Nov 1793, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Cress,   b. 17 Feb 1792, , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1854  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F3272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria "Mary" Greenfelder,   b. 14 Aug 1821, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1885, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1837  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. John G. Bricker,   b. 7 Oct 1837, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Magdalena Bricker,   b. 22 Jul 1840, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1925  (Age 84 years)
     3. Samuel Bricker,   b. 1841, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Levi Bricker,   b. 18 Apr 1843, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1925, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. Catharine Bricker,   b. 29 Jun 1844, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Mary Ann Bricker,   b. 14 Feb 1847, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Susanna Bricker,   b. 19 Oct 1849, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1914, St. Lawrence River, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     8. Jacob Bricker,   b. 29 Jan 1852, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Angeline Bricker,   b. 5 Aug 1854, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Agnes Bricker,   b. 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Anne Agnes Bricker,   b. 8 Mar 1857, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1873, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     12. Ezra Bricker,   b. 19 Oct 1859, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1863, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     13. Isabella Bricker,   b. 17 Apr 1864, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1864, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     14. Oliver Bricker,   b. 19 Sep 1865, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F2182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Maria "Mary" Schaefer,   b. 27 Nov 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1918, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 5 Oct 1886  Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 12
    Children 
     1. Glenwald Bricker,   b. 12 Dec 1891, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Gladstone Bricker,   b. 13 Mar 1898, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F2181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Benjamin Bricker
    Benjamin Bricker
    Image from: 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906
    Waterloo-LogSchool-00002.jpg
    Waterloo-LogSchool-00002.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Bricker," the second son, was born August 24th, 1818. He was first married to Mary Greenfelder who was born August 14th, 1821, and died February 12th, 1885. After the decease of his first wife he was married to Maria Schaefer (widow), October 5th, 1886. They resided in the town of Waterloo. To Mr. Bricker and his first wife was born a family of twelve 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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      Bricker, Jacob, manufacturer of reapers, mowers, separators, threshing machines, steam engines, and all kinds of mill work. Was born in the county, 1818.

      Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 (Waterloo entries)

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      Waterloo Foundry, Bricker & Co., King Street, Waterloo - Was established by Mr. Jacob Bricker, father of the present senior member of the firm. It was started in a comparatively small way, and it required untiring exertions and a lively spirit of enterprise to build it up to important proportions; but those qualities were not wanting, as the result achieved testified. The business is now conducted by Messrs. Levi Bricker and E.W.B. Snider, under the firm title of Bricker & Co. The 38 years that have passed since the founding of the business have seen many extensions in the buildings to accommodate the increasing trade, until to-day their extent is as follows: Main building, 45x100 feet in dimensions and two stories in height; moulding shop and engine room, 50x80 feet, one story; blacksmiths' shop, 30x40 feet, one story; paint shop, 30x50 feet, one story frame; and implement shed, 34x100 feet, one story frame. In these employment is furnished to 40 skilled and competent workmen. The firm manufactures a general line of agricultural implements, including reapers, mowers, binders, threshers and hay binders, besides general job work and repairing. The work turned out at this foundry is of the very best description, superior in quality and perfect in finish, which has been the main cause in building up and retaining their extensive trade. The annual output of the concern is over $40,000. Both members of the firm are natives of Canada; Mr. Bricker, the senior member, being the practical man and supervising the work, while Mr. Snider attends to the financial and business affairs, the latter gentleman being a representative of the North Riding of Waterloo in the Local House. The industry they conduct is alike creditable to themselves and the town of Waterloo.

      Industries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886

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      THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE

      An interesting meeting took place the Saturday before last in the old log cabin in Waterloo Park.

      This house was, of course, the first schoolhouse in this area and stood originally on the school-house square at the corner of King and Church Streets in Waterloo. It was built in 1820 and served its purpose until 1842, when it was torn down and a 1-storey stone house was constructed on the site. The dismantled log house was erected again in Greenbush and served as a residence for a long time for the coloured man, Mr. Carroll and his family. In the course of this year, the Waterloo Park Commissioners purchased the house, moved it to their park and furnished it again as it was when it was a school-house.

      At this gathering, in addition to many other ladies and gentlemen, the following (male and female) former pupils attended, took their places on the benches, and were called to order by the 82-year-old teacher, Benjamin Burkholder, who held the scepter, or rather, the switch, from 1831 to 1842 in the old log-house: Joel Guth, 80 years old; Abraham Scherk, Blair, 79; Jakob Bricker, Waterloo, 77; Sarah Burkholder, nee Erb, Bridgeport, 75; Amos Weber, Berlin, 73; John C, Bricker, Hawksville, 71; Maria Erb, nee Quickfall, Norwich 69; David B. Eby, Waterloo, 69; Wendel Baumann, Woolwich, 68; Henry Stauffer, Erbsville, 67; Simon Beatty, Elmira, 67; Jakob Ratz, New Hamburg, 67; Israel Baumann, Berlin, 65; George Elbert, Moorefield, 63; George H. Baumann, Elmira, 63; John Devitt, Waterloo, 62; Richard Quickfall, Bridgeport, 62; Isaak Hoffmann, Waterloo, 61; Robert Barkwell, Peel, 60; Diana McMahon, nee Dekay, Berlin, 60; Thomas Quickfall, Floradale, 60; Benjamin Devitt, Waterloo, 60; Isaak Devitt, Floradale, 58; John Longmann, Peel, 57. In addition, to these, the teacher read the names of 25 pupils from the roll; they were, however, absent.

      Mr. Burkholder gave an interesting talk about the history of the old school-house, and after him, Rev. J.A. MacLachlan, Rev. J. McNair, Mr. J.E. Baumann, M.P., and Mr. Jakob Ratz spoke about the old days which brought many things out of the past to mind again. School was, as a rule, only in session in winter and the costs were borne by the parents of the children. There were few subjects taught, namely: Reading, Writing and Sums. The children heard little about language, and geography; no child had more than 2 or 3 books. The predominant language was German. The pupils learned to read and write English, but didn't understand a word of it. Among the teachers in the old school-house from 1820-1842, with the exception of Mr. Burkholder, were the following whose names are still recognized: Jephtha DeKay, Joseph Guth, John Herringer, Peter Otto, John Dobbin, Elias Eby, Robert Barber, & Joseph Eby.

      After those present, on hearing the various speeches felt themselves transported back to the past, the school was closed at four o'clock and the pupils were gathered together in front of the school and photographed as a group. On their return into the school, they found it had been transformed into a dining room with heavily-laden tables, which the old-timers thoroughly enjoyed. After everyone had chatted cordially for a while longer, the gathering broke up. The company will not meet again in complete numbers, nor in such a way.

      Berliner Journal September 26, 1895 Page 4 Column 4

  • 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..., 468.

    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..., 307.

    3. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-1 Page 1.

    4. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 29964-1909 Jacob Bricker.

    5. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 8.
      Jacob BRICKER Sawyer Canada Mennonite 33
      Mary Ann BRICKER Germany Mennonite 31
      John BRICKER Canada Mennonite 14
      Magdalena BRICKER Canada Mennonite 12
      Lucas BRICKER Canada Mennonite 10
      Catherine BRICKER Canada Mennonite 8
      Mary Ann BRICKER Canada Mennonite 5
      Susan BRICKER Canada Mennonite 3
      Sarah BECHTEL Canada Mennonite Dumfries 22

    6. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 1 Page 20.

    7. [S1885] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1861, Waterloo 1861 Dist. 3 Page 25.

    8. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 3 Page 6.

    9. [S2658] aaaaWaterloo Village 1871, Sect. 1 Page 38.

    10. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 8.

    11. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 29 Nov 1837:49.
      21 Nov 1837 Rev Bindemann m. Jacob Bruecker, son of Peter Bruecker, to Maria Gruenfelder, both of Waterloo.

    12. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 11572-86.
      11572-86 Jacob BRICKER, 64, widower, retired, Canada, Waterloo, s/o not given, married Mary FRICKEY, 44, widow, Canada, Waterloo, d/o not given, witn: Solomon BOWMAN & Sophia DIPPEL, both of Heidelberg, 5 Oct. 1886 at Heidelberg

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Aug 1818 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Nov 1837 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - sawyer - 1851 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Snyder-Hahn Building 3 storey brick commericial building - constructed 1857 - 4-6 King St. S., Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1861 - 2 King St. S., Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Founder - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Waterloo Foundry - 1862 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo City - 1863 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Foundry - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo - 1876 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Foundryer - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Oct 1886 - Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1901 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart disease, chronic Bright's disease and dropsy - 14 Aug 1909 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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