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

Rev. David M. Brubacher[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1836 - 1905  (68 years)


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  • Name David M. Brubacher 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 6 Nov 1836  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Gender Male 
    Business Hollinger`s Hotel, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Religion 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonist 
    Residence 1860  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Wagon Maker 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00018-1450 
    Died 14 Jul 1905  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 12
    Buried St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I240  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father John Weber Brubacher,   b. 9 Dec 1803, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1886, Near St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Catharine Martin,   b. 25 Nov 1808, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1895, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1827  [14, 15
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catharine Beechy,   b. 5 Sep 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1915  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 5 Jul 1860  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 9, 16
    Children 
     1. Aaron B. Brubacher,   b. 19 Feb 1862, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942  (Age 79 years)
     2. Anson B. Brubacher,   b. 26 Dec 1863, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Isaiah Beechy Brubacher,   b. 22 Mar 1866, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Annie B. Brubacher,   b. 6 May 1867, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1921  (Age 53 years)
     5. Norman Brubacher,   b. 8 May 1869, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1872, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     6. Barbara Brubacher,   b. 1 Jun 1872, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1941  (Age 69 years)
     7. Noah B. Brubacher,   b. 17 Jan 1877, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1934, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     8. Catherine Brubacher,   b. 1879, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Catharine Brubacher,   b. 10 Jun 1879, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1945  (Age 66 years)
     10. David Brubacher,   b. 1883, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. David B. Brubacher,   b. 13 Jun 1883, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F82  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • David M. Brubahcer, "the third son of John W. Brubacher, was born November 6th, 1836. On July 22nd, 1860, he was married to Catharine, daughter of Louis and Barbara (Wanner) Beeshy. They reside two miles south of St. Jacobs, on the Heidelberg Road where he possesses one of the fine Woolwich farms. His family consists of nine 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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      This week it becomes my duty to chronicle the death of one of our old settlers in the person of David Brubacher, who was born in the Township of Woolwich on November 6th, 1836. When about 18 years old he learned the trade of carriage maker, and about 48 years ago he started business on his own account in St. Jacobs, where he continued a very successful business for 7 or 8 years. He then sold out and removed to the place on the Heidelberg road known at that time as "Hollinger's Hotel." The little place contained three residences and a hotel. Here he successfully carried on carriage-making and blacksmithing business for about 23 years, when he sold out to two of his sons, Messrs. Aaron B. and Isaiah Brubacher, who formed a partnership under the name of Brubacher Bros, and removed the business back to St. Jacobs where their father, had first founded it. After that Mr. Brubacher devoted all his time to his two farms on lot 9, Woolwich township until a few years ago he sold one farm to his son, Auson and rented the homestead farm to his son Noah and retired from active work. For the past three years he has been feeling the effects of declining years. Diabetes started its deadly work and becoming acute caused his death in the early morning of July 14th. He leaves a sorrowing widow and 8 children, all of whom are married but David, the youngest son, telegraph operator at St. Catharines. The others not named above are: Annie (Mrs. David L. Martin), near the old homestead; Barbara, (Mrs. Israel Brubacher,) Elmira; and Catharine, (Mrs. Noah Cressman), head cook at the Berlin-Waterloo hospital. The funeral took place on Sunday and was one of the largest held in this neighborhood for a long time; there were over 100 teams in the funeral procession and probably 100 more at the church. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite church 2 miles northwest of St. Jacobs, Rev'ds Tobias Martin, Joseph Gingrich ad Abr. Brubacher officiating.2a


      Elmira Signet 20 Jul 1905

  • 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..., 358.

    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..., 561.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 16 Aug 1860.
      Married 15 Jul 1860 By Rev. Haegy, David Brubacher of Woolwich was married to Katharine Biesche of Waterloo.

    4. [S2897] aaaVit - ON - Marriage Registration, 019726-06.
      Noah Brubacher, 28, Occ. Farmer, b. Woolwich Twp, Res. Woolwich, son of David Brubacher & Catherine Beeshy married Leah Martin, 33, b. Waterloo Twp, Res. Woolwich, daughter of A.B. Martin & Susanna Algeier, Witn: Noah & Mrs. Noah Cressman of Berlin, 24 December 1905 in Woolwich.

    5. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-3 Page 9.

    6. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, f-3 Page 9.

    7. [S151] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. Jacobs Mennonite (Central Woolwich Mennonite) CC#4583 Internet Link.
      In memory of / David Brubacher / died / July 14,1905 / aged / 68 yrs.8 mos.8 dys / The winter of trouble is past / The storms of affliction are o'er / His struggles are ended at last / And sorrow and death are no more /

    8. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 1 Page 29.

    9. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      David Brubacher b. Woolwich Township res: Woolwich Township Age: 23 born abt 1837 father: John mother: Catherine married Catherine Beesy Age:: 19 born abt 1841 b. Waterloo Spouse res: Waterloo father: Lewis mother: Barbara married 5 Jul 1860 county: Waterloo

    10. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 3, Pg. 15.

    11. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 4.

    12. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of David Brubacher - 20 Jul 1905.

    13. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 3 Page 14.

    14. [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..., 356.

    15. [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..., 60.

    16. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, April 8, 1915 - Obituary of Katherin Beechy.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Nov 1836 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - - Hollinger`s Hotel, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonist - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jul 1860 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Wagon Maker - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 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 MapsDied - 14 Jul 1905 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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