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

Jacob G. "Jake" Doersam

Male 1853 - 1912  (59 years)


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  • Name Jacob G. "Jake" Doersam 
    Born 17 Aug 1853  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened 25 Sep 1853  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Business Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Doersam & Guenther 
    • Jacob Doersam and Paul Guenther operated Doersam & Guenther a business that included photograph, lithography, picture framing and painting.
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    Paul Guenther and Jacob Doersam operated Doersam & Guenther in Waterloo, Ontario circa 1880
    Business 39 King St. S., Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jake's Cigar Store 
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    Jacob Doersam's Store
    Jacob Doersam's Store
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    Name Jake Doersam 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Photographer 
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    A c1908 Jacob Doersam postcard uses some early photo manipulation to capture the early 20th-century band. Within a hand-drawn but non-existent bandstand, all 41 WMS band members plus conductor W. Philp have been photographically implanted. Conductor Philp is also more trickery! In Mellor's book, an earlier version of this exact image, titled 1902, shows a different conductor, A.W. Stares, standing on a podium. - DOERSAM POSTCARD, RYCH MILLS
    Religion 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1888  Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    hotel keeper 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Book Store 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-43105 
    Died 23 Sep 1912 
    Person ID I43105  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Father Johann Adam "Adam" Doersam,   b. 27 Nov 1820, Beerfelden, Odenwaldkreis, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1901  (Age < 80 years) 
    Mother Catherine Margareth Grittmann,   b. 14 Dec 1830, Daisbach, , Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 21 Apr 1846  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F9143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Carolina Loebs,   b. 1854, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 21 Dec 1887  Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F51647  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherine Merklinger,   b. 25 Oct 1864, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1938, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F185687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Jacob G. Doersam
    Jacob G. Doersam
    image from rych Mills 2018

  • Notes 
    • Death removed another well-known and esteemed citizen in the person of Mr. Jacob Doersam, who died suddenly this morning at 10: 30 o'clock after a brief illness. Although in ill health during the past few months he was able to be up and about until Thursday, since which time he has been confined to his bed. About a week ago he contracted a severe cold which hastened his death, the direct cause of which was a paralytic stroke. The late Mr. Doersam was born in St. Agatha, Aug, 17th, 1853, removing to Waterloo with his parents when a young man. For fourteen years he conducted a cigar store but about six years ago disposed of the business and the past few years carried on a successful book and stationery business on King St.

      The late Mr. Doersam, who was of an unassuming disposition, was held in much esteem by his fellow townsmen and a wide circle of friends who will sincerely regret his sudden passing. He was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church.

      About twenty-five years ago he was married to Miss Carrie Laibs. After her death he was married to Miss Katharine Merklinger about twenty years ago, who survives, together with the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Ruthig, Preston; George, Warren, Ill.; Peter, Ayton; John, Saginaw, Mich.; Kate (Mrs. Witmer), Detroit, Mich.; Louisa (Mrs. Hiffler), Rochester, N.Y.; Emma (Mrs. Froehlich), Clinton, Mich.; and Hilda of Waterloo. The funeral will be held at 2: 03 o'clock on Thursday afternoon from the late residence to St. John's Lutheran Church for services and thence to Mount Hope Cemetery for interment.

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      1885, March 12 - Dumfries Reformer,

      "Left His country For His Country's Good -- Waterloo Chronicle: Mr Jacob Doersam of Doersam Bros., photographers, left suddenly for parts unknown last Thursday night, but it is supposed he has gone to join the 'great unwashed' in Detroit, leaving many creditors here to mourn his hasty exit. Vive vale Jake."

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library, pg 29.
      Jacob Doersam, son of Adam and Margareth Grittmann of Wilmot, born 17 Aug 1853, bapt. 25 Sep 1853

    2. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-4 Page 1.

    3. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 1 Page 21.

    4. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 42 Page 6.

    5. [S102] Bible- Adam Doersam.

    6. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner, Minister of The Lutheran Evangelical Church In The Village of Preston.
      Adam Dorsam, to Margaretha Grettmann, both of Waterloo. 21 Apr. 1846.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Aug 1853 - St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 25 Sep 1853 - St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Doersam & Guenther - - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Jake's Cigar Store - - 39 King St. S., Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Photographer - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Dec 1887 - Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - hotel keeper - 1888 - Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? - 1901 - Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Book Store - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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