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

John Brox[1, 2, 3]

Male 1850 - 1934  (83 years)


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  • Name John Brox 
    Born 15 Jul 1850  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Gender Male 
    Elected Office Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84609506 
    Occupation 1874  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    carpenter 
    Residence 1874  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1874  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Carpenter 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Carpenter 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1911  Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Carpenter 
    Residence 1911  Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1921  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-23339 
    Died 1 Mar 1934  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I23339  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father Jakob "Jacob" Brox,   b. 13 May 1826, Dilsberg, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1900, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Katharina "Catharine" Ziegler,   b. 9 Jun 1826, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1897  (Age 70 years) 
    Family ID F612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Gimber,   b. 8 Dec 1851, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1915, near, Floradale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 17 Nov 1874  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 10
    Children 
     1. Maria Anna Brox,   b. 23 Apr 1875, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1876, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Jacob Brox,   b. 24 Jul 1877, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Matilda Brox,   b. CALC 30 Jun 1881, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1882, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. John Brox,   b. CALC 10 Feb 1883, of, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1883, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     5. Lydia Ann Brox,   b. 23 May 1884, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1913  (Age 28 years)
     6. Louisa Brox,   b. 12 Sep 1887, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1964, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Emanuel M. Brox,   b. 6 Nov 1890, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1930  (Age 40 years)
     8. William G. Brox,   b. 6 Jul 1899, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1977, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F5638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death of John Brox.

      Death removed an aged native of Woolwich township in the person of John Brox, who passed away Thunsday, March let at the home of his son. William, in Elmira aged 83 years.

      The late Mr. Brox was a carpenter by trade. He conducted a farm near Floradale for 40 years and in 1920 moved to Elmira. He was a member of the Woolwich council for six years. He was married in 1874 to Elizabeth Ginder, who predeceased him in 1915.

      He is survived by one daughter Mrs. Sylvester Bowman. Elmira, and two sons, William. Elmira and Jacob of Spruce Grove, Alta., also two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Foerster, Elmira, Mr. Samuel Reist, Wetaskewin. Alta.. three brothers, Daniel.. Spruce Grove, Alta, Jacob, Waterloo and Louis. Conestogo.

      Waterloo Chronicle 8 Mar 1934, p. 3

      ________________

      John Brox

      John Brox, a well-known and aged resident of Elmira, passed away this (Thursday) morning at 4.45 o'clock, aged 83 years, 7 months and 16 days. The late Mr. Brox was born in Woolwich Township and has been a resident of this district all his life. He followed the farming occupation for forty years, having a farm half a mile east of Floradale in Woolwich Township. When a young man be was united in marriage to Elizabeth Grinder, who died on Sept. 3rd, 1915. Mr. Brox afterwards came to Elmira and has since resided here with his son William. The other surviving members of the family are: Jacob of Spruce Grove, Alta., and Louise (Mrs. Sylvester Bowman), of Elmira. One son, Emanuel, died in 1930 and a daughter, Lydia, died in 1913. He also has three brothers and two sisters, Daniel Brox of Spruce Grove, Alberta, Jacob of Waterloo, Louis of Conestogo, Mrs. Sam. Reist of Wetaskawin, Alta., and Mrs. Jacob Foerster of Elmira. The funeral arrangements were not completed when The Signet went to press.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 7 Jun 1883.
      12 May 1883 John Brox, infant son of John Brox, died in Woolwich at age of 3 months & 2 days

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 4 May 1882.
      27 Apr 1882 Mathilda Brox, daughter of John Brox, died in Elmira at age of 9 months and 27 days.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 19 Nov 1874.
      17 Nov 1874 By Pastor F.W. Tuerk in Berlin, John Brox was married to Elisabeth Gimber, both of Woolwich Township.

    4. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, f-5 Page 6.

    5. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-5 Page 6.

    6. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      Elizabeth Gimber / Wife of John Brox / Died Sept. 2, 1915 Aged 63 Yrs. / We Miss Her in Our Home / John Brox / Died Mar. 1, 1934 Aged 83 Yrs

    7. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, #009777-73.
      #009777-73 (Waterloo Co.) : John BROX, 24, carpenter, Canada, Elmira, s/o Jacob & Catherine, married Elizabeth GIMBER?, 22, Canada, Elmira, d/o Henry & Eva, witn: Ida TUERK & Susan ROTHERWEL, both of Berlin, 17 Nov 1874 at Berlin

    8. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 Pg 4.

    9. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 52.

    10. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian).
      Name: John Brox Age: 24 res: Elmira Place of Birth: Waterloo Tp. Names of Parents: Jacob Brox & Cathar. Zigler
      Bride: Name: Elisabeth Gimber Age: 22 res: Elmira Place of Birth: Woolwich Tp. Names of Parents: Heinrich Gimber & Eva Seiler Witness(S): Name: Ida Turk res: Berlin Name: Sussanna Rothaermel res: Berlin Date of Marriage: Nov. 17, 1874

    11. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div.. 17 Page 4.

    12. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 66.

    13. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 5 Page 9.

    14. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Mr. Hy. Brox of Waterloo, Dead - 10 Mar 1921.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jul 1850 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - carpenter - 1874 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1874 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1874 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Nov 1874 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1911 - Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1921 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Mar 1934 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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