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

Andrew Jackson Peterson

Male 1823 - 1900  (76 years)


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  • Name Andrew Jackson Peterson 
    Born 12 Dec 1823  Southampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/169084006 
    Residence 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Historic Building 1853  36 Cameron Street North, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Built in 1853-1854 of brick, it was originally one story but a second story was added later.
    Name A. J. Peterson 
    Occupation 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Surrogate Court Registrar 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Registrar of Surrogate Court 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Registered Surrogate 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Weslyan Methodist 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Divisonal Court Clerk 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1900  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Surrogate Court Registrar 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-38445 
    Died 7 May 1900  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6, 8
    Cause: Apoplexy (14 hours) 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Person ID I38445  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father Charles Lewis Peterson,   b. 1795, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1876, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Theresaa Amelia Boyer,   b. 1797, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1851, Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Family ID F7036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Armstrong,   b. 10 Jul 1825, Huddersfield, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1904, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 3 Aug 1845  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12
    Children 
     1. Charles Lewis Peterson,   b. 23 Jun 1846, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1923, Didsbury, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Elora Peterson,   b. 18 Aug 1848, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1918, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Dr. Henry Peterson, Dr.,   b. 1 Aug 1850, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1929  (Age 78 years)
     4. Rebecca Peterson,   b. 14 Jun 1852, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1934, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. Julia Anne Peterson,   b. 26 Sep 1854, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1929, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Andrew Jackson Peterson, Jr.,   b. 1856, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. David William Peterson,   b. 2 Mar 1865, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1927, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     8. Nellie Mabel Peterson,   b. CALC 10 Feb 1874, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1897, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     9. Ralph O. Peterson,   b. 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F10062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A respected. citizen of Berlin, known and admired far and wide, died on Monday at 1: 00 o'clock in the afternoon, in the person of Mr. Andrew J. Peterson. Clerk of Division and Probate Courts, as a result of a stroke which had occurred on Sunday evening at 11 o'clock. He had, as usual, attended the service in the English Methodist Church. At 10 o'clock in the evening, he had gone to bed and soon after, his wife heard him murmuring. She got up and discovered to her horror that he was unable to move and also, couldn't speak. Dr. D.S. Bowlby was immediately summoned. Soon after, however, Mr. Peterson became unconscious and remained in this condition until death occurred. The deceased had learned the printing trade in his youth from his uncle, the former Registrar of Wellington District, who published the first German newspaper in Canada, the "Museum" here in Berlin. After the desired independence of the County of Waterloo, he was employed as the Deputy Registrar of the same and later as clerk of the Divisional and Probate Court. He was an obliging, loyal and conscientious official. He is survived by his widow and seven children: four sons and three daughters. He was 76 years, 4 months and 14 days old. Yesterday afternoon (Wednesday), he was buried, with a large number in attendance.

      Berliner Journal 10 May 1900 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk December 16, 2005 for the Kitchener Public Library

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      THE HYDROPHOBIA CURE

      LETTER FROM MR. EMERY, OF WILMOT

      A few weeks ago, when the details of the horrible death of a man in Dundas fresh is the minds of the community, wrote to Mr. John Emery, of Wilmot, who has for years been in possession of a cure for Hydrophobia, asking him to furnish us with such particulars of his experience in the treatment of the disease as he might be disposed to give, and also pressing upon him the necessity of placing such a valuable remedy within the reach of the public generally. The remedy is known to himself alone, and has been the means of saving human life in a great number, and besides has proved effectual in curing farm stock to the value of thousands of dollars which has boon afflicted with this terrible disease. The name of John Emery is known in connection with this cure throughout all this section of the country, and he cites instances from Goderich, London, Toronto, Hamilton, Long Point, and other places, in which his treatment has proved successful in counteracting the effects of the virus, which had been communicated by rabid animals. We give an extract from his letter which speaks itself. Mr. Emery says :- " There have been endeavours made by many persons to obtain the cure from me, but until now I have refused to sell the receipt to any person. However, I feel at liberty to dispose of it, and if I receive a sufficient remuneration from a respectable person will make the cure known * * * As you wished me to give some instances where persons had procured medicine from me for the bits of a mad dog, or other rabid animals, I would refer you to Mr. John Grummett of Beverly He had nearly all his stock bitten, I gave him medicine for and ox only. All the other animals bitten went mad. Also to Mr. Isaac Clemens, M. P. for South Waterloo, bitten by mad dog. A. J. Peterson, Registrar County Waterloo, bitten by his own dog, which was raving mad beyond a doubt; James Dunam, of Dundas; Jacob Aument, of Queen's Bush, who had a piece bitten out of his nose by a mad wolf. In 1860, Mr. Wm. Noon, of Beverly, got medicine from me for himself and son, had been bitten by mad dog. In 1862, two children sons of Mr. Trow, M. P., Co. Perth, were bitten, and Mrs. Trow had also been bitten 15 years before when a girl, all use used my medicine and were saved. In looking back to 1846 I find two cases - one a child of Ladwick Adit, Wilmot, four years old and a son of Joseph Loetsinger, of North East Hope, 15 years old. These children were literally chawed up, one of them had thirteen holes in the hand and arm and a long cut on the head. In all cases the medicine proved effectual. I shall not write any more at present, but subscribe myself,

      Yours respectfully[sic], JOHN EMERY.

      In addition to these cases, we know of several instances in Galt and vicinity where the medicine has been used. In Beverly, Mr. Charles McKilligan informs of one case of a mare which had been bitten by a horse which was raving mad and had to be shot. The mare was covered with wounds, medicine had not only to be given internally, but rubbed into the sores. Mr. Emery was so confident that his medicine would effectual that he agreed to be responsible of the stock on the farm, over one thousand dollars worth, and allow the bitten animal run among them only stipulating that the medicine would be given faithfully. The result proved that his confidence was not misplaced, as the mare recovered. This alone is testimony that the remedy is a radical cure, and worthy of attention.

      We have corresponded with Mr. Emery for the purpose of inducing him to place the medicine within reach of the public throughout the country, but instead of adopting this new method he now offers to sell the receipt for a consideration. We believe this is the first time has expressed a willingness to dispose of his secret, and in the interests of humanity we think the opportunity should be taken advantage of either by private enterprise or by the action of the Local Government Mr. Emery's address is Baden P. O. - Galt Reformer

      Waterloo Chronicle 10 Jun 1869, p. 2

  • Sources 
    1. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div 1 Pg 2.
      A. J. Peterson Registrar of surrogate Pennsylvania CE 39
      H. Peterson England CE 37

    2. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div 13, Page 21.

    3. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Andrew J. Peterson d. May 7, 1900 Berlin, aged 76y, 4m, 25d, b. Pennsylvania occupation Registrar Surrogate & Clerk of Division Court. cause: Apoplexy (14 hours)

    4. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      NorthEast: A.J. Peterson/ born/ Dec. 12, 1823/ died/ May 7, 1900/ Hannah Armstrong/ beloved wife of/ A.J. Peterson/ born/ July 10, 1825/ died/ Jan. 6, 1904/
      SouthEast: Robert Smyth/ born/ July 6, 1851/ died May 31, 1933/ Rebecca Peterson/ wife of Robert Smyth/ born June 14, 1852/ died Feb. 3, 1934/ Elora Peterson/ born Aug. 18, 1848/ died July 29, 1918/ Julia Ann Peterson/ born Sept. 26, 1854/ died Dec. 3, 1929 /
      SouthWest: Rebecca Armstrong/ died/ May 13, 1865/ aged 64 y'rs. 6 mo./ 2 d'ys./ Sarah Horwood/ nee Armstrong/ died/ Sep. 4, 1878/ aged 85 y'rs. 7 mo./ 14 d'ys./
      NorthWest: Victoria Elisabeth/ wife of/ H. Peterson M.D./ died/ Apr. 24, 1878/ aged 26 y'rs. 6 mo./ 20 d'ys./ Nellie Mabel/ Peterson/ died/ May 6, 1897/ aged 23 y'rs. 2 mo./ 26 d'ys./ Peterson/ [makers mark] F. Frank/
      (A) R.S. (B) R.P.S. (C) A.P. (D) N.M.P. (E) V.E.P. (F) R.A. (G) S.H.A.

    5. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 62.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of Andrew J. Peterson - 10 May 1900.

    7. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 1 Page 53.

    8. [S3231] Find A Grave, Cemetery, M., America, N., Municipality, W., & Cemetery, M. (1823). Andrew Jackson Peterson (1823-1900) - Find A... Retrieved 1 August 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/169084006/andrew-jackson-peterson.

    9. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner, Lutheran Minister, Preston report 53.
      Andrew Jackson Peterloo, to Anna Armstrong, both of Waterloo. 3 Aug. 1845

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

    11. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div 1 Pg 2.

    12. [S826] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Preston - Saint Peter's Lutheran - index.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Dec 1823 - Southampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Aug 1845 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 1853 - 36 Cameron Street North, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Surrogate Court Registrar - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Registrar of Surrogate Court - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Registered Surrogate - 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 MapsOccupation - Divisonal Court Clerk - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Surrogate Court Registrar - 1900 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Apoplexy (14 hours) - 7 May 1900 - 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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