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Jacob Christman

Jacob Christman

Male 1848 - 1908  (59 years)

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  • Name Jacob Christman 
    Born 17 Nov 1848  , Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Name J. Christmann 
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Blacksmith 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Occupation 1901  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Hotel Keeper 
    O' Donnell House Elmira 1903
    O' Donnell House Elmira 1903
    From Enterprising Elmira, An historical, discriptive, and illustrated book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, published by George Klinck 1903
    _FSFTID L412-B8S 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-26287 
    Died 10 May 1908  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 8, 10
    Cause: cancer of prostate 
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I26287  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 

    Father Heinrich "Henry" Christman,   b. 1 Jul 1818, Greese, Rhein Giessen, Baiern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1888, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Katherina "Catherine" Kehart,   b. 2 Jul 1823, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1864, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1841  Obermiesau, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Family ID F6813  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louisa Miller,   b. 5 Jul 1855, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1917, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 16 May 1875  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Clara Adina Christman,   b. 21 Apr 1878, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Enoch Christman,   b. 2 Jan 1879, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1971, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Catherine Christman,   b. 11 Sep 1880, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1881  (Age 0 years)
     4. Oscar Christman,   b. 27 Mar 1882, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1949, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. Eduard Christman,   b. 26 Jun 1884,   d. 23 Apr 1885  (Age 0 years)
     6. Alena Christman,   b. 9 Feb 1886, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Alma Louise Christman,   b. 9 Feb 1886, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1916  (Age 29 years)
     8. Myrtle Christman,   b. Feb 1897, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Lyla Christman,   b. Jul 1900, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F6853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Jacob Christman in 1903
    Jacob Christman in 1903
    From Enterprising Elmira, An historical, discriptive, and illustrated book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, published by George Klinck 1903

  • Notes 
    • Last Sunday morning, Mr. Jacob Christman, a well-known citizen, who had spent almost the whole of his life in this neighborhood, passed away after suffering a number of years from a lingering illness which, however, did not confine him to the house until last Christmas. Deceased was a son of the late Henry Christman and came to Elmira with his parents when he was two years of age. He was born on the "Twenties" Lincoln County, in 1848, was married to Miss Louisa Miller in 1875, with whom he had six children, two of whom died in their youth. He leaves a sorrowing widow, two sons, John and Oscar, and two daughters. After his marriage, deceased engaged in agriculture and lived several years on the farm now occupied by Mr. Hy. Horst. Later he returned to the Christman homestead, a short distance south of Elmira. He was a model of physical strength and manhood of a kind and generous disposition and enjoyed the respect of his acquaintances. In 1892 he purchased the Union Hotel in Elmira, where he did a large business until fire destroyed the premises after which he purchased the O'Donnell House. This he conducted until a few years ago, when he retired and lived in a private residence. He was a member of the local lodge of Odd Fellows, and his fellow members participated in the funeral services which were held last Tuesday. After the burial, Rev. Schulz preached an impressive sermon in St. James Lutheran church where a large concourse of relatives and friends had gathered.

      Elmira Signet, May 16, 1908

  • Sources 
    1. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B Page 9.

    2. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 9.

    3. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 29431-1908 death registration of Jacob Christmas.

    4. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      Our Dear Father/ [Symbol] - Flt/ In Memory Of/ Jacob Christmann/ Who Died May 10, 1908, Aged 59 Yearsl/ His Wife Louisa Miller/ Who Died May 24, 1917, Aged 61 Years

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 11128-76.
      Jacob CHRISTMAN, 26, farmer, Germany, of Woolwich, s/o Henry & Catharine CHRISTMAN, married Louisa MILLER, 20, Woolwich, of Woolwich, d/o Peter & Sophia MILLER, witn: William CHRISTMAN & Philip BEISEL of Woolwich, on 16 May 1875, at St. Jacobs

    6. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div 2 Page 19 Family 86.

    7. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2 Page 14.

    8. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Jacob Christman - May 16, 1908.

    9. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 4 Page 33.

    10. [S978] Funeral Home Records - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Dreisinger.
      funeral records give death date as May 10th, 1908; age as 59 years, 5 months and 23 days.

    11. [S1977] Germany, Marriages, 1558-1929.
      Name:Heinrich Christmann
      Birth Date:01 Jul 1818
      Birthplace:GRIES
      Spouse's Name:Catharina Karth
      Spouse's Birth Date:02 Jul 1823
      Event Date:24 Oct 1841
      Event Place:Evangelisch, Obermiesau, Pfalz, Bavaria
      Father's Name:Georg Philipp Christmann
      Mother's Name:Philippine Goethe
      Spouse's Father's Name:Wilhelm Karth
      Spouse's Mother's Name:Elisabetha Mann

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Nov 1848 - , Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 May 1875 - St. Jacobs, 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 - Hotel Keeper - 1901 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cancer of prostate - 10 May 1908 - 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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