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

Thomas Quickfall

Male 1835 - 1910  (74 years)

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  • Name Thomas Quickfall 
    Born 14 Apr 1835  , New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Christened 23 Oct 1842  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Invention Sleigh 
    Quickfall,Thomas-BuildingandSleighDrawing.jpg
    Quickfall,Thomas-BuildingandSleighDrawing.jpg
    Residence 1858  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1859  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Saw & Grist Miller - Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Protestant 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Miller 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Manufacturer 
    Quickfall,Thomas-BuildingandSleighDrawing.jpg
    Quickfall,Thomas-BuildingandSleighDrawing.jpg
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-24208P 
    Died 24 Feb 1910  Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
    Cause: arterio scelorsis & heart failed (sudden) 
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I24208  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 

    Father Thomas Quickfall,   b. 13 Sep 1799, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1868, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Hannah Martinson,   b. 14 Nov 1803, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1889, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1825  Burton upon Stather, , Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Family ID F916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Jane Cook,   b. 15 Dec 1836, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1923, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1859  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 10
    Children 
     1. Walter Cook Quickfall,   b. 24 Feb 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1938  (Age 77 years)
     2. Hannah Quickfall,   b. 13 Feb 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F14601  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Waterloo-LogSchool-00002.jpg

  • Notes 
    • THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE

      An interesting meeting took place the Saturday before last in the old log cabin in Waterloo Park.

      This house was, of course, the first schoolhouse in this area and stood originally on the school-house square at the corner of King and Church Streets in Waterloo. It was built in 1820 and served its purpose until 1842, when it was torn down and a 1-storey stone house was constructed on the site. The dismantled log house was erected again in Greenbush and served as a residence for a long time for the coloured man, Mr. Carroll and his family. In the course of this year, the Waterloo Park Commissioners purchased the house, moved it to their park and furnished it again as it was when it was a school-house.

      At this gathering, in addition to many other ladies and gentlemen, the following (male and female) former pupils attended, took their places on the benches, and were called to order by the 82-year-old teacher, Benjamin Burkholder, who held the scepter, or rather, the switch, from 1831 to 1842 in the old log-house: Joel Guth, 80 years old; Abraham Scherk, Blair, 79; Jakob Bricker, Waterloo, 77; Sarah Burkholder, nee Erb, Bridgeport, 75; Amos Weber, Berlin, 73; John C, Bricker, Hawksville, 71; Maria Erb, nee Quickfall, Norwich 69; David B. Eby, Waterloo, 69; Wendel Baumann, Woolwich, 68; Henry Stauffer, Erbsville, 67; Simon Beatty, Elmira, 67; Jakob Ratz, New Hamburg, 67; Israel Baumann, Berlin, 65; George Elbert, Moorefield, 63; George H. Baumann, Elmira, 63; John Devitt, Waterloo, 62; Richard Quickfall, Bridgeport, 62; Isaak Hoffmann, Waterloo, 61; Robert Barkwell, Peel, 60; Diana McMahon, nee Dekay, Berlin, 60; Thomas Quickfall, Floradale, 60; Benjamin Devitt, Waterloo, 60; Isaak Devitt, Floradale, 58; John Longmann, Peel, 57. In addition, to these, the teacher read the names of 25 pupils from the roll; they were, however, absent.

      Mr. Burkholder gave an interesting talk about the history of the old school-house, and after him, Rev. J.A. MacLachlan, Rev. J. McNair, Mr. J.E. Baumann, M.P., and Mr. Jakob Ratz spoke about the old days which brought many things out of the past to mind again. School was, as a rule, only in session in winter and the costs were borne by the parents of the children. There were few subjects taught, namely: Reading, Writing and Sums. The children heard little about language, and geography; no child had more than 2 or 3 books. The predominant language was German. The pupils learned to read and write English, but didn't understand a word of it. Among the teachers in the old school-house from 1820-1842, with the exception of Mr. Burkholder, were the following whose names are still recognized: Jephtha DeKay, Joseph Guth, John Herringer, Peter Otto, John Dobbin, Elias Eby, Robert Barber, & Joseph Eby.

      After those present, on hearing the various speeches felt themselves transported back to the past, the school was closed at four o'clock and the pupils were gathered together in front of the school and photographed as a group. On their return into the school, they found it had been transformed into a dining room with heavily-laden tables, which the old-timers thoroughly enjoyed. After everyone had chatted cordially for a while longer, the gathering broke up. The company will not meet again in complete numbers, nor in such a way.

      Berliner Journal September 26, 1895 Page 4 Column 4

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Register - transcript of cards, Kitchener Public Library, Volume 1 Page 294 Rev. G. Ferguson.
      Thomas Quickfall b. 14 Apr 1835 Baptised 23 Oct 1842 Dumfries Child Of Thos. Quickfall & Hannah Quickfall Residence:

    2. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-5 Page 14.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div3 pg 137.
      Thomas QUICKFALLSonUSACE17

    4. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 28.

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 60.

    6. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 31215 (1910), Thomas Quickfall.
      Thomas Quickfall, d. 24 Feb 1910 Floradale, b. 14 Apr 1835 Floradale, occupation miller, s/o Thomas Quckfall (b. England) & Hannah Martinson (b. England), cause: arterio scelorsis & heart failed (sudden)

    7. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 5 Page 34.

    8. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Thomas Quickfall, 23, res. Waterloo, New York State, son of Thomas and Hannah, married 25 Jan 1859 Elizabeth Jane Cook, 22, res. Waterloo, b. Beverly, daughter of James and Elizabeth

    9. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      Thomas Quickfall/ 1835 - 1910

    10. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), 8 Feb 1859.
      25 Jan 1859 On the 25th ult., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev'd Mr. Philp, Wesleyan Minister, Mr. Thomas Quickfall, to Miss Elizabeth Jane Cook, both of Waterloo.

    11. [S27] International Genealogical Index - Extracted Church Records, Church of England. Parish Church of Burton-upon-Stather (Lincolnshire) Film 1542184.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Apr 1835 - , New York State, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 23 Oct 1842 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1858 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1859 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jan 1859 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Saw & Grist Miller - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Protestant - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 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 - Cause: arterio scelorsis & heart failed (sudden) - 24 Feb 1910 - Floradale, 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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