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Jacob Emanuel Merner

Male 1789 - 1869  (80 years)


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  • Name Jacob Emanuel Merner 
    Born 20 Oct 1789  , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened 3 Nov 1789  Reichenbach, , Canton Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Interesting story, pioneer 
    Immigration 1837  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Evangelical 
    Occupation 1861  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Evangelist 
    Residence Kien, Canton Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-32066P 
    Died 29 Dec 1869  East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I32066  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Family Susanna Schlueter,   b. CALC 9 Mar 1789, , Canton Berne, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1875, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Children 
     1. Barbara Merner,   b. CALC 8 Nov 1812, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1893  (Age ~ 80 years)
     2. Jacob Merner,   b. 5 Apr 1816, Kien, Canton Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1890, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Johannes "John" Muerner,   b. 20 Oct 1818, Kien, Canton Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Senator Samuel Merner,   b. 29 Jan 1823, Kien, Canton Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1908  (Age 85 years)
     5. Ann Muerner,   b. 1824, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1894, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Mary Merner,   b. 15 Jun 1826, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1895  (Age 68 years)
     7. Mayor Fredrick Merner,   b. 9 Mar 1829, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1895  (Age 66 years)
     8. Gottlieb Merner,   b. 11 Jun 1830, , Berne, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1924, Zurich, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     9. Christian Merner,   b. 23 Dec 1831, Reichenbach, , Canton Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1912  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F11110  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Jacob Emanuel Merner
    Jacob Emanuel Merner
    image from: Mèurner, Muerner, Merner genealogy and related branches by Ruth Merner Connell 1976
    Jacob Emanuel Merner
    Jacob Emanuel Merner
    image from: Mürner, Muerner, Merner genealogy and related branches by Ruth Merner Connell 1976
    Jacob Emanuel Merner
    Jacob Emanuel Merner
    image from: Mürner, Muerner, Merner genealogy and related branches by Ruth Merner Connell 1976

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Merner with his wife and family emigrated from Germany and settled on a farm miles west of New Hamburg in 1837. Several of the ten children still survive, among them being Mr. Christian Merner of whom a sketch appears elsewhere. Wm. Smith had the first blacksmith shop. It was here that the late Samuel Merner learned his trade. Jacob Brill was the first cooper and did a thriving trade in barrels, churns, &c. The pioneer weaver was John Oehm who made cloth for his numerous patrons on his hand loom. Theobald Seyler owned a frame hotel on the site of the present Queen's and John Boeckner did the cobbling and shoemaking for the neighborhood. The latter's shop was on the site of the present residence of Mr. D. Becker. Wendel Schuyler was the first teacher in 1838 or 1839. A portion of the first log schoolhouse still stands near the Cemetery and is used for a dwelling: Soloman Weaver was a miller in the early days and later became an evangelical minister. Business men who came a little later were Wm. Burkhold, who established a brickyard; Fred Merner who started a carriage business and Wm. Hunter, who had a general stare. In the early 50's Sylvester Frank built a brewery. It was of brick and a portion of it is still in use in connection with the present brewery. The village has gradually increased in population and assessment with no particularly stirring events to mark its even progress. The great flood of 1883 due to a cloudburst is an event never to be forgotten by those who witnessed it. On that occasion the water covered the streets up to the door of the Imperial hotel, and swept away the Rau, Hartman and Helmer bridges, thus cutting the village off from the outside world. In this its golden jubilee year, New Hamburg stands a community of contented, busy people, living in good homes and doing admirably their little share of the great world's work.

      Special Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hamburg, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 6 Jan 1870.
      Jakob Merner died 29 Dec 1869 in Zorra Twp., 82 yrs, 2 mths, 6 days.

    2. [S1868] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1861, Div. 2 Pg. 16.

    3. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 3 Page 24.

    4. [S153] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Riverside New Hamburg CC#4564 Internet Link.
      [Front/North] Hier/ Ruhet Vater/ Jacob Muerner/ Geb. In Der Schweitz Canton Bern/ Den 20 Oct. 1789/ Gest. 29 Dec. 1869/ Alt. 80 Jah 2 Mo./ Und 9 Tage/ [Verse]

      [Back/South] Hier Ruhet/ Susanna/ Eine Geb. Schluchter/ Ehefrau Von/ Jacob Muerner/ Geb. In Der Schweitz/ Im Marz 1789/ Gest. 9 Sept. 1875/ Alt 86 Jah U 6 Mo/ [Verse]

    5. [S1993] Book - Mürner, Muerner, Merner genealogy and related families, pg 15.

    6. [S740] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 - ), "Gottlieb Merner Last of Pioneer Family Called by Death," April 25, 1924.

    7. [S1840] Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online, Biography of Samuel Merner.
      MERNER (Muerner, Mürner), SAMUEL, blacksmith, businessman, politician, and jp; b. 9 Jan. 1823 in Kien, Canton of Bern, Switzerland, son of Jakob Emanuel Muerner, a farmer, and Susanna Schluchter;

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Oct 1789 - , Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 3 Nov 1789 - Reichenbach, , Canton Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1837 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelist - 1861 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Kien, Canton Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Dec 1869 - East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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