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

Jacob Zinkhann[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1839 - 1902  (62 years)


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  • Name Jacob Zinkhann 
    Born 19 May 1839  Cranberry Township, Butler Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1862  , USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Name Jacob Zinkan 
    Occupation 1871  Rainham Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    farmer 
    Residence 1871  Rainham Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Nightwatchman 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Teamster 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    cigar maker 
    Residence 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-28659 
    Died 21 Feb 1902  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 10
    Cause: accident 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I28659  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Family Carolina Anna "Annie" Makey,   b. 3 May 1847, Rainham Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1924, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1863  Rainham Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. John William Zinkhann,   b. 12 Jul 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1936, Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Frederick Edward "Edward" Zinkhann,   b. 5 Feb 1867, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1933, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Mary Catharine "Katie" Zinkhann,   b. 17 Jul 1869, Rainham Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1941, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Anna Margaretha "Maggie" Zinkann,   b. 31 Dec 1871, Rainham Centre, Rainham Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1944  (Age 72 years)
     5. Emma Louisa Zinkann,   b. 15 Nov 1872, Rainham Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Martin H. Zinkann,   b. 12 Nov 1874, Walpole Township, Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Jacob George Zinkhann,   b. 23 May 1878, Walpole Township, Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Annie Elizabeth Zinkann,   b. 28 Nov 1881, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     9. Sophie Caroline "Sophia" Zinkann,   b. 31 Jan 1884, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1927, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F7514  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jakob Zinkhann

      A fatal accident befell 63-year-old Jakob Zinkhann on Friday afternoon in St. Agatha. He resides at the corner of Waterloo and Wellington Streets in Berlin. He was involved with the improvement of the well at Mr. Friedrich B├Ąchler's (Baechler's) place in St. Agatha, and fell down a distance of about twenty feet, while climbing down. He was brought up to the surface and since his injuries appeared extremely serious, his relatives in Berlin were informed of the accident. His sons, Jakob and Edward, hurried to their injured father with a doctor and two others; however, the former succumbed to his injuries at 7: 30 p.m. The body was transported to Berlin at night and the burial took place on Monday afternoon. The members of the K.O.T.M. and the Federal-Union attended the latter.

      Berliner Journal February 27, 1902 Page 4 - Column 2 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk

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      Death of Jacob Zinkhann.

      Word has been received here of the death of Jacob Zinkhann which occurred at Berlin, Ontario, on Friday. Feb. 21. Mr. Zinkhann was in the act of cleaning a well and in some unknown way, while going down into the well, fell to the bottom, a distance of about, 73 feet. The injuries received caused his death four hours later. The deceased was born and raised near Zelienople and will be remembered by many of the older citizens of this vicinity.

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      MET DEATH IN A WELL.

      A very sad accident occurred On the premises of Mr. Beckley, a retired gentleman of St. Agatha on Friday afternoon last, by which Mr. Jacob Zinkan, a citizen of Berlin, aged about 66 years, lost his life. Mr. Zinkan was engaged in deepening an old well (which was already 70 feet deep) and intended placing concrete tile as a lining for additonal excavation of about nine feet. One tile had already been placed, and at half-past three o'clock in the afternoon the second tile was lowered. The deceased then attempted to descend the rope for the purpose of loosening it from the tile, and when about 15 feet from the top his hold slipped and he fell the remainder of the distance with terrific force, treaking his spine. The sufferer lived about four hours after the accident, when death came to his relief. Mr. Zinkan is an old resident of Berlin, residing on Waterloo street. He leaves a widow and nine children, four sons and five daughters

      The Chronicle Telegraph, 27 Feb 1902, p. 6

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Jacob George Zinkham Date of Birth: 23 May 1878 Gender: Male Birth County: Haldimand Father:: Jacob Zinkham Mother: Maggie Ancolme

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 18470-04.
      Bernhard Jonas, 27, Occ. Cigar Maker, b. Germany, Res. Berlin, son of Herman Jonas and Henrietta Schutz, married Sophia Zinkhann, 20, b. Berlin, Res. Same, daughter of Jacob Zinkhann and Annie Mckee, Witn: Henry Jonas and Lizzie Schwarz, Both of Berlin, 22 Sept 1904 at Berlin

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 018432-04.
      Carl H. Linke, 29, Occ. Cutter, b. Germany, Res. Berlin, son of Hy Carl Linke and Marie Billep married Annie E. Zinkhann, 22, b. Berlin, Res. Berlin, daughter of Jas. Zinkhann and Annie Mckee, Witn Martin Zinkhann and Herm. Schallhorn Both of Berlin, 20 April 1904 in Berlin.

    4. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 12266-92.
      Edward F. Zinkhan, 26, occ. Laborer, b. USA, res. Berlin, son of Jacob and Annie, Married Susanna Makey, 27, Widow, b. Canada, res. Rainham, Ont., daughter of George and Catherine Hett, Witn: George and Mrs. G. Hertfelder of Berlin, 23 July 1892 at Berlin

    5. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, A-1 pg 3.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Jacob Zinkhann Born: Butler County, PA Res: Rainham Township Age: 24 Father: Johann Mother: Maria Belind Born: 1839 Spouse: Carolina Anna Makey Age: 18 Res: Rainham Township Born: 1845 Father: Edward Mother: Catharina Kempf married 28 Jun 1863

    7. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 12.

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of Jakob Zinkhann - February 27, 1902.

    9. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 4 Page 21.

    10. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/172948454.

    11. [S2430] Census - Canada - 1871, Census Place: Rainham, Haldimand, Ontario; Roll: C-9917; Page: 14; Family No: 44.

    12. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, a-1 pg 3.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 May 1839 - Cranberry Township, Butler Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1862 - , USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jun 1863 - Rainham Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1871 - Rainham Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Rainham Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Nightwatchman - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teamster - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - cigar maker - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: accident - 21 Feb 1902 - St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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