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

Jacob Miller[1, 2, 3]

Male 1777 - 1853  (76 years)


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  • Name Jacob Miller 
    Born 26 Mar 1777  , Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 007, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1852  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Staying with Henry and Catherine Martin
    Eby ID Number 00079-4747 
    Died 26 Oct 1853  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I2190  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Family Magdalena Bricker,   b. 12 May 1775, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1853, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Children 
     1. John B. Miller,   b. 24 Feb 1802, , Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1881, Two Miles East Of Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Catharine Miller,   b. 4 Nov 1803, , Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1870, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Maria Miller,   b. 6 Jun 1806, , Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1867, Several Miles West Of Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. Jacob B. Miller,   b. 26 Mar 1811, , Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1885  (Age 74 years)
     5. Magdalena Miller,   b. Abt 1813, , Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Polly Miller,   b. Abt 1817, , Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F704  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Miller, "a native of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, was born March 26th, 1777, and was married to Magdalena, youngest daughter of Peter and Mary (Bear) Bricker (No. 1322). She was born May 12th, 1775, and died in Woolwich Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, January 6th, 1853. He died October 26th 1853. They moved to Canada some seventy years ago and settled a little north of Waterloo, on the farm now possessed by Andrew Groff. To them were born five 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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      A-1-18 Jacob Miller Sr.: The Last Will and Testament of Jacob Miller Senior, of the Township of Waterloo, Gentleman.

      …I Jacob Miller, senior, of the Township of Waterloo, Gentleman, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament…I will and desire that all my just debts, testamentary and funeral expenses be paid as soon as conveniently can be after my decease, and as to my worldly estate, I will unto my daughter, Magdalena Miller, now Magdalena Pistor, the four acres of land where upon she now resides, being part of Lots numbers seven and twelve of the German Company tract in said Township, for her and her husband to have and to hold during their natural lives, and after their decease to be divided equally among her heirs, for the consideration sum of five shillings of lawful money.. As to my worldly estate the remainder thereof shall be divided equally among all my sons and daughters, share and share alike and as soon as conveniently after my decease, my hereinafter named Executors shall hold an appraisment, and have the whole of my property appraised, such that I have not willed to my daughter Magdalene, and sell the same by Public
      Auction to the highest bidder and the roceeds thereof divide equally among my lawful heirs, my will further is that the money due me, or such that may soon be due, from Andrew Groff to me, shall not be drove in or collected from Andrew Groff, not until two years after my decease, and no sooner, and I nominate and appoint my trusty and worthy friend Joseph M. Weber to be the Executor of this my Last Will and Testament….

      Witnessed: Moses Springer and Matthias G. Haug
      Will dated the 15 Oct 1853
      Proved and Insinuated 3 November 1853
      [No inventory sum]


      Wills of Waterloo County Register A 1853-1871, transcribed by Frances Hoffman

  • 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..., 89.

    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..., 19.

    3. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.
      Surname given as Mueller on wife Magdalena's tombstone.

    4. [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..., 325.

    5. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 Pg 3.

    6. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 37.

    7. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Mar 1777 - , Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 007, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Oct 1853 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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