Waterloo Region Generations
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Jacob Dunke

Jacob Dunke

Male 1845 - 1909  (64 years)

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  • Name Jacob Dunke 
    Born 30 Mar 1845  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Baptist 
    Occupation 1879  7 Arthur Street N., Elmira, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    merchant 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Store Keeper 
    Occupation 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gentleman 
    Residence 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Baptist 
    Occupation 1901  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Merchant 
    Elected Office 1903  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    treasurer - Elmira 
    Interesting business 
    Residence 2 William Street, Elmira, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    2 William Street, Elmira, Ontario
    2 William Street, Elmira, Ontario
    Built by Jacob Dunke
    Residence 1903  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dunke residence 1903 Elmira
    Dunke residence 1903 Elmira
    From: Enterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903.
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-24489 
    Died 22 Jun 1909  [4
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I24489  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Father Peter Dunke,   b. 15 Feb 1804, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Salome Stoltz,   b. 28 Aug 1815, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1836  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F6124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Powell,   b. 24 Jan 1858, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1901, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 22 Jan 1879  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Erma Edna Dunke,   b. 3 Mar 1880, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1954, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Alva Ethel Dunke,   b. 20 Nov 1882, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1940, Edmonton, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Cora Viola "Viola" Dunke,   b. 20 Aug 1884, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1966  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F6126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Jacob Dunke 1903
    Jacob Dunke 1903

  • Notes 
    • Mr. Jacob Dunke came to Elmira 39 years ago, entering upon his duties as clerk in the general store of Wenger & Ruppel, for whom he worked two years. After the dissolution of partnership of his employers, he engaged with Mr. Isaac Wenger, where he remained nine years. During this term he laid the foundation of a successful business career and in the year 1875 embarked on his own account in the corner store in Wachsmuth's block. After having experienced unusual success and amassed a large fortune, he sold out to his brother in 1888 and has since lived retired. Mr. Dunke struck Elmira without a dollar to his name and his success is remarkable. He has been treasurer of the Village of Elmira ever since incorporation. It may be said, as a tribute to his ability as collector, as well as to the integrity of the ratepayers of Elmira, that there has never been a time when every cent of the taxes was not paid up on the date required by law.

      Enterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 10741-79.
      Jacob DUNKE, 34, merchant, Preston, of Elmira, s/o Peter & Salome [STOLTZ] DUNKE, married Rachael POWELL, 22, Wellesley, of Elmira, d/o Simon & Jane POWELL, witn: Mr. SARDALIS, Drayton & Alexander POWELL, Wellesley, on 22 January 1879, at Elmira

    2. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 3.

    3. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, pg 3.

    4. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      In Loving Memory Of/ Jacob Dunke/ Who Died/ June 22, 1909,/ Aged/ 64 Yrs. & 23 Days./ He Being Dead Yet Speaketh.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 17.
      Jacob DUNKY Birthplace: Canada Age 7 Lutheran b. 30-May

    6. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 44.

    7. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 4 Page 40.

    8. [S2057] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1891, Pg. 34.

    9. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Peter Dunke married 19 Apr 1836 in Preston by banns to Salome Stoltz, wit: Michl. Staempfler & Michl. Roos

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Mar 1845 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Baptist - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1879 - 7 Arthur Street N., Elmira, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jan 1879 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Keeper - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Baptist - 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1901 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - treasurer - Elmira - 1903 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 2 William Street, Elmira, Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1903 - 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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