Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Mayor Jacob Merner Staebler

Mayor Jacob Merner Staebler[1, 2, 3]

Male 1846 - 1906  (59 years)

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  • Name Jacob Merner Staebler 
    Prefix Mayor 
    Born 16 Aug 1846  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation 1873  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    book seller 
    Historic Building 1878  379 Queen St. S., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Buena Vista 
    • Built in 1878 and named Buena Vista it was built for Jacob Staebler. Made of brick and in 1978 its interior had been altered signficantly, was converted into apartments and was listed in very good condition. Since 1978 it has gone under major renovations and have been converted to office space.
    Kitchener,Staebler.J.M.-residence-busyberlin1897.jpg
    Kitchener,Staebler.J.M.-residence-busyberlin1897.jpg
    J. M. Staebler residence - From: Busy Berlin Jubilee Souvenir 1897, published by Berlin News-Record
    Elected Office 1880  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor - Kitchener - councillor 
    • 1880, 1882-1883, 1887-1890, 1891 (Mayor), 1892-1895. 1900-1901
    Possessions Abt 1880  19 Courtland Ave. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Possessions Abt 1880  11 Courtland Ave. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    yellow brick cottage 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 12
    Insurance Agent 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Insurance Agent 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Weslyan Methodist 
    Business 1890  546 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Berlin & Organ Company - President 
    Kitchener-BerlinPianoandOrganCo-KingStreetWestandBriethaupt.jpg
    Kitchener-BerlinPianoandOrganCo-KingStreetWestandBriethaupt.jpg
    On corner of King West and Briethaupt St. looking up Breithaut St., Kitchener, ONtario
    Kitchener-BerlinPianoandOrganCo-0001-about1893.jpg
    Kitchener-BerlinPianoandOrganCo-0001-about1893.jpg
    Berlin Piano & Organ Co Limited

    Berlin Map about 1893
    Interesting pioneer, story, business, story, insurance 
    Name J. M. Staebler 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mayor 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Fire Bricks 
    Eby ID Number 00139-8441.1 
    Died 7 May 1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I37544  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2021 

    Father Jacob Friederich Staebler,   b. 28 Dec 1817, Bernhausen, Esslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1911, Tavistock, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Married 17 Oct 1843  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Family ID F2805  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Angeline Ziegler,   b. 10 Dec 1849, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1883, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1873  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Annie Lorena Staebler,   b. CALC 16 Jul 1874,   d. 14 Sep 1874, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Herbert Leslie "Leslie" Staebler,   b. 17 Sep 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955  (Age 79 years)
     3. Cyril Elmer Staebler,   b. CALC 17 Apr 1878, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1880, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     4. Eldon Karl Staebler,   b. 11 Mar 1883, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F2769  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Ann "Mazie" McCutcheon,   b. CALC 8 Jul 1863, Fergus, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1896, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1884  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Mary Staebler,   b. 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Nina Staebler,   b. 9 Sep 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Walter A. Staebler,   b. 10 Jun 1889, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Hazel Adele Staebler,   b. 9 Apr 1891, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F9851  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Anna May Maybee,   b. 13 Jun 1875, Picton, Hallowell Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1969, , Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1902  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F50910  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Jacob Merner Staebler
    Jacob Merner Staebler
    Mayor J. M. Staebler
    Mayor J. M. Staebler
    From: Berlin Celebration of Cityhood - Issued by Authority of the City. Berlin Ontario, Issued in Commemoration of its Celebration of Cityhood July 17th 1912.

  • Notes 
    • J. M. STAEBLER, the present mayor of the well known manufacturing town of Berlin, was born August 16th, 1846, in the County of Waterloo. When but merely a lad he was obliged to perform hard manual toil in carving out a pioneer's house with his father, which, of course, prevented his attendance at school. But Young Staebler was determined to have an education, and so utilized his few spare moments that he can today talk, read and write the English and German languages fluently, and is in the highest sense of the word a self-made man. His general intelligence and business capacity soon attracted public attention, and in the year 1880 he was elected a member of the Town Council, which was soon followed by the greater honor of the reeveship. Both of these offices he filled with credit to himself and satisfaction to the people, which was made evident by his election to the mayoralty in 1891 by a handsome majority. In matters of religion he is broad and liberal in his views, and is in sympathy with all who are engaged in Christian work irrespective of their creed. Mr. Staebler's success is the result of great industry and perseverance.

      William Cochrane Rev., The Canadian Album - Men of Canada or Success by Example (Brantford, Ontario, Canada: Bradley Garretson & Co., 1891), 455. 1901 pg 136

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      J. M. Staebler, Mayor 1891.

      The late J. M. Staebler was born in Waterloo County in 1846. He was termed a sell-made man and his intelligence and business capacity soon attracted public attention. ln the year 1880, he was elected a member of the Town Council, which was followed by the honor of the reeveship. Both of these offices he filled creditably, which was made evident by his election to the mayoralty in 1891 by a handsome majority. He was a member of the first Park Commission and took a keen interest in Victoria Park He was also identified with the Berlin and Waterloo Hospital Board, and kindred bodies.


      Official souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 701.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 17 Sep 1874.
      Died 14 Sep 1874 In Berlin, Annie Lorena, baby daughter of J. M. Staebler, at the age of 1 month, 29 days, died.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 15 Jul 1880.
      Died 10 Jul 1880 Cyril Elmer Stäbler, son of Jakob M. Stäbler, died in Berlin at age of 2 years, 2 months and 22 days

    4. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Division 1 Page Number 74 Household Number 349.

    5. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-10 Page 4.

    6. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      God's will be done/ Jacob Merner Staebler/ born Aug. 16, 1846/ died May 7, 1906/ Staebler/
      (A) In loving memory/ Norton E./ Staebler/ 1913-1955/ Rest in peace/
      (B) Angelina Ziegler/ wife of/ J.M. Staebler./ died April 10, 1883,/ aged 33 years/ 4 mos. & 10 days./ Only sleeping./
      (C) In memory of/ Helen M. MacDonald/ 1907-1981/ beloved wife of/ F. Keith Staebler/ 1908-1993/ God is love/
      (D) Annie Lorena/ died/ Sept. 4, 1874,/ aged 1 mo. & 19 days./ Cyril Elmer/ died June 10, 1880,/ aged 2 years/ 1 mo. & 23 days./ Children of/ J.M. & Angelina Staebler./
      (E) In memory of/ Lettie E. Evans/ 1875-1965/ beloved husband of/ H. Leslie Staebler/ God is love/
      (F) In memory of/ H. Leslie Staebler/ 1875-1955/ beloved husband of/ Lettie E. Evans/ God is life/
      (G) Father [J.M. Staebler]/ There is no death!/ What seems so is transition./ This life of mortal breath/ is but a suburb of the life Elysian/ whose portal we call death./
      (H) Mary Ann McCutcheon/ wife of/ J.M. Staebler,/ died July 1, 1896,/ aged 37 years/ 11 mos. & 23 days./ The voice we loved/ is stilled./

    7. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 74.

    8. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 16.

    9. [S1762] Census - ON, Oxford, East Zorra - 1861, Div 2 Pg 32.
      Jacob Stable 45 b. Germany occ. farmer
      Anna 38
      John 17 b. Canada W.
      Jacob 15
      Samuel 13
      George 11
      Christopher 9
      Anna 7
      David 5
      Mary 3

    10. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Anglina Ziegler Born: Canada Age: 23 Father: Enoch Ziegler Mother: Hannah Ziegler Born: abt 1850 Spouse: Jacob M Staebler Age: 27 born: Canada Father: Jacob Staebler Mother: Annie Staebler married 2 Sep 1873

    11. [S872] Book - Historic Building Inventory - Kitchener.

    12. [S527] Atlas - ON, Waterloo - 1881 - Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo.
      Staebler, J. M., general insurance agent, &c

    13. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huether, Preston report 30.
      Jacob Staebler, to Anna Murner, both of Wilmot. 17 Oct. 1843

    14. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Jacob M Staebler Born: Ontario Age: 37 Father: Jacob Staebler Mother: Anna Merner Born: abt 1847 Spouse: Mary Ann McCutcheon Age: 23 born: Fergus Father: Jas K A McCutcheon Mother: Charlotte Lodge McCutcheon married 4 Jun 1884 married: Wellington

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Aug 1846 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - book seller - 1873 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Sep 1873 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - Buena Vista - 1878 - 379 Queen St. S., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor - Kitchener - councillor - 1880 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - Abt 1880 - 19 Courtland Ave. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - yellow brick cottage - Abt 1880 - 11 Courtland Ave. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Insurance Agent - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Insurance Agent - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Weslyan Methodist - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jun 1884 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Berlin & Organ Company - President - 1890 - 546 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mayor - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Fire Bricks - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Sep 1902 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 May 1906 - Kitchener, 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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