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

Jacob Y. Detweiler[1, 2]

Male 1789 - 1875  (86 years)


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  • Name Jacob Y. Detweiler 
    Born 27 Mar 1789  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Religion 1847  Hallman Mennonite Church, North Dumfries, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mennonite 
    • It is not known just when the first log meeting house of the Hallman congregation was built. However, on June 1, 1847 a one-acre plot of land, for a meeting house and burial ground, was deeded from Adam Unger to trustee, Jacob H. Detweiler. This land was east of Roseville on the northwest corner of Lot 31, Concession 11 of North Dumfries Township, and on the south side of the Blenheim or Roseville Road, which was built westerly from Galt. A stone cairn made up of old tombstones stands on this property today.1a

      1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011]
    Occupation 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    labourer 
    Religion 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonist 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00029-2201 
    Died 5 Aug 1875  [3, 7
    Buried Hallman Mennonite Cemetery, North Dumfries, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I22700  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Jacob Detweiler,   b. Abt 1765, Of, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Margaret Harley,   b. Abt 1770, Of, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F5458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Gottwals,   b. 12 May 1790, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1816, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1813  [3
    Children 
     1. Margaret G. Detweiler,   b. 28 Oct 1814, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1859, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. Abraham Detweiler,   b. 10 Apr 1816, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. In Infancy
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F5466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Esther Ziegler,   b. 15 Nov 1794, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1883, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1816  [3
    Children 
     1. Deacon John Z. Detweiler,   b. 16 Oct 1817, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1904  (Age 86 years)
     2. Jacob Z. Detweiler,   b. 17 Jan 1820, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1889, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Henry Z. Detweiler,   b. 10 Oct 1822,   d. 16 Sep 1884, Jordan, Lincoln Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. Catharine Detweiler,   b. 12 Mar 1825, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1860  (Age 35 years)
     5. Anna "Nancy" Detweiler,   b. 19 Dec 1827, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Abraham Z. Detweiler,   b. 13 Jul 1830, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912  (Age 81 years)
     7. Elizabeth Detweiler,   b. 14 Feb 1833, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Esther Detweiler,   b. 25 Dec 1836, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F5467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Dettweiler," son of Jacob and Mary Margaret (Harley) Detweiler, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, March 27th, 1789. He moved to Canada in 1822 and settled near Blair, Ontario. On March 11th, 1813, he was married to Mary Gottwals. She was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, May 12th, 1790, and died April 10th, 1816, leaving two children. After his first wife's decease he was married to Esther Ziegler, December 31st, 1816. She was born November 15th, 1794, and died January 23rd, 1883. He died August 7th, 1875. His family consisted of ten 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.].

  • Sources 
    1. [S173] Ancestry.com.

    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..., 505.

    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..., 506.

    4. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div 3 Pg 3.
      Jacob Detwiler Labourer Pennsylvania Menonist 63
      Mrs. Detwiler Pennsylvania Menonist 58
      Elizabeth Detwiler Canada Menonist 19
      Esther Detwiler Canada Menonist 15

    5. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 4.

    6. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 12 Page 91.

    7. [S267] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - Hallman Mennonite CC#6073 Internet Link, monumental inscription.
      In / memory of / Jacob Y. DETT[WEILER} / [who died] / Aug. 5, 1875(?) / aged 86 yrs 1 mo.

    8. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 21.

    9. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div 3 Pg 3.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Mar 1789 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1847 - Hallman Mennonite Church, North Dumfries, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - labourer - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonist - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hallman Mennonite Cemetery, North Dumfries, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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