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

John Jacobi[1]

Male 1815 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name John Jacobi 
    Born 1815  , Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1848  28 Dupont Street East, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    potter 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    potter 
    Residence 1865  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1867  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-32433 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I32433  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Hartman Jacobi,   b. Abt 1786, of, Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Susan Braunrohr,   b. Abt 1786, of, Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F39954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Gillen,   b. 23 Dec 1816, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1864, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1845  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Jacobi,   b. CALC 29 Jan 1843, , Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1885, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     2. John G. Jacobi,   b. 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916  (Age 69 years)
     3. Daniel Jacobi,   b. 20 Jul 1850, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1911  (Age < 60 years)
     4. Mary Jacobi,   b. 1 Apr 1853, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1923, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Louisa Jacobi,   b. 1855, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F8644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherine Ratz,   b. CALC 11 Apr 1822, Oberjosn?, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1866, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 23 Jul 1865  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F39956  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Barbara Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Jung,   b. 1834, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 May 1867  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F39961  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1815 - , Darmstadt, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Sep 1845 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - potter - 1848 - 28 Dupont Street East, Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - potter - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1865 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jul 1865 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1867 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 May 1867 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Jacobi, a German immigrant, purchased part of Lot 4, east of King Street (northwest corner of King and Dupont streets) to operate a pottery. Jacobi continued to operate the business until his death circa 1871 to 1873. In 1874, the pottery and associated residence was purchased by the son Daniel who operated the pottery until 1886. The site of the original pottery was sold to the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Company in 1886, and a new site was located on lots 10 and 11 (Moses Springer Survey) on the southeast corner of Dupont and Queen Street North [28 Dupont Street East]. This later pottery was demolished in 1908 (Newlands 1979: 101).

      An Archaelogical Perpective of an Historical Overview of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo
      , Scarlett E. Janusas, (Regional Municipality of Waterloo Planning and Development Department, Archaeology Division: 1988)

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 8 Nov 1866.
      Katharina Jakobi died 29 Oct 1866 in Waterloo, wife of J.J., 44 yrs, 6 mths, 18 days.

    2. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 19.
      John JACOBY Potter Germany LU 36
      Elisabeth JACOBY wife Germany LU 36
      Elisabeth JACOBY daughter Germany LU 9
      John JACOBY son Canada LU 4
      Daniel JACOBY son Canada LU 2

    3. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      John Jacobi Birth Place: Darmstadt Residence: Waterloo Age: 48 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1817 Father Name: Hartman Mother Name: Susan Spouse Name: Catherine Orth Spouse's Age: 43 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822 Spouse Birth Place: Oberjosn? Hessen Spouse residence: Waterloo Spouse Father Name: John Spouse Mother Name: Louisa Ratz Marriage Date: 23 Jul 1865 Marriage County: Waterloo

    4. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      John Jacoby Birth Place: Germany Residence: Waterloo Age: 50 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1817 Father Name: Hartman Jacoby Mother Name: Susanna Braunrohr Spouse Name: Elizabeth Schaefer Spouse's Age: 33 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834 Spouse Birth Place: Germany Spouse residence: Woolwich Spouse Father Name: Justus Jung Spouse Mother Name: Elizabeth Hahn Marriage Date: 26 May 1867 Marriage County: Waterloo

    5. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner, Lutheran Minister, Preston report 53.
      John Jacoby, married to Elisabeth Gillen, both of Waterloo. 28 Sept. 1845

    6. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      John Wiegand, 24, farmer of Woolwich, married 23 Jan 1849 in Greenbush by banns to Margaretha Jacoby, 24, res. Waterloo Twp., wit: John Jacoby - potter of Waterloo & Herrmann Bott - farmer of Woolwich

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 19.

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 30 May 1867.
      May 26, 1867 Elisabeth Schaefer (widow) of Conestogo and Johannes Jacoby (widower) of Waterloo