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 
    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 8 Aug 2019 

    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 9 Aug 2019 
    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, 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 9 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F2181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    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 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, 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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  • Photos
    Benjamin Bricker
    Benjamin Bricker
    Image from: 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906

  • 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

  • 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. [S2418] aaaa CensusTown of Waterloo 1891 Sect. 3, 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