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

John Cober[1]

Male 1838 - 1908  (69 years)


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  • Name John Cober 
    Born 3 Jun 1838  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1862  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1881  Grey Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    wagon and carriage maker 
    Eby ID Number 00025-1980 
    Died 25 Jan 1908  [6
    Buried Brussels Cemetery, Brussels, Grey Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I4316  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 

    Father Nicolaus Cober,   b. 4 Mar 1811, Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1887, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Nancy Holm,   b. 4 Nov 1813, Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1878, , Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1832  [1, 2
    Family ID F2292  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Matilda Eaton,   b. 25 Sep 1843, Carlisle, East Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1919, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1862  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Enoch Cober
     2. Edmund Cober
     3. Ephraim Cober,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Norman Cober,   b. 21 Jul 1869, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Aaron Cober,   b. 4 Mar 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. William H. Cober,   b. 1880, Grey Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Elsa Eloreda Cober,   b. Between 1897 and 1898, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F1371  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Cober, "was born June 3rd, 1838. He is married to Matilda Eaton. They reside near Ethel, Huron County, where he is engaged in farming. His family consisted of six children,.."


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      The Blacksmithing needs of the first Mennonite settlers in this district appear to have been attended by Cornelius Pannabecker who came from Pennsylvania in 1810 and some time thereafter set up his forge on the farm at Beaverdale, now owned by Mr. Fred. Lindhorst. David Baer learned the smithing trade with this Cornelius Pennabecker who was his uncle and in 1855 he built the little shop on the Elias Pannabecker farm and started to ply his trade there. Both Samuel Pannabecker and Bernhardt Goebel learned their trades in that shop, and the former succeeded Baer as its proprietor. It is quite probable that David Baer ironed some of the waggons built by John Cober, the waggon maker. Although it is known that Samuel Pannabecker did some ironing for J. N. Cober after he bought his brother John out, and moved to the Tabbert place, it is not likely that this amounted to much because Mr. Cober had his own shop and employed a blacksmith permanently; at first, Thomas Hefferman and later, Barney Goebel. After J. N. Cober moved his carriage business to Hespeler, Mr. Sam. Pannabecker bought that place and continued blacksmithing there along with his farming operations.


      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I 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..., 810.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I 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..., 461.

    3. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      John Cober, aged 24 res Puslinch born Puslinch son of Michael and Nancy married 27 Nov 1862 to Matilda Eaton aged 19 res. Waterloo born Wentworth daughter of Anson and Lorcha?

    4. [S314] Census - ON, Huron, Grey - 1901, Grey C-5 Page 8.

    5. [S315] Census - ON, Huron, Grey - 1881, Division 2 Page Number 78 Household Number 327.

    6. [S3172] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/116788809/john-cober.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jun 1838 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1862 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Nov 1862 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - wagon and carriage maker - 1881 - Grey Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Brussels Cemetery, Brussels, Grey Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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