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

Jacob Norman Cober[1, 2]

Male 1844 - 1913  (69 years)


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  • Name Jacob Norman Cober 
    Born 24 Jan 1844  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Business Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cober-Darwen Co. 
    Business 1887  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cober & Bechel 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/210350118 
    Occupation 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Agent 
    Residence 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Conveyer 
    Occupation 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Insurance Agent 
    Residence 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number 00025-1982 
    Died 19 Apr 1913  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I5077  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2024 

    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, 9
    Family ID F2292  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Louisa Panabaker,   b. 2 Jan 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1923, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Feb 1872  [7
    Children 
     1. Olive Alberta Cober,   b. 4 Jan 1873, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1948, , Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Alice Maude Cober,   b. 16 Aug 1874, , Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1907, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     3. Bertha Matilda Cober,   b. 19 Feb 1877, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Catherine Loretta "Kate" Cober,   b. 1 Feb 1879, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Ellen Mary "Nellie" Cober,   b. 9 Mar 1884, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1926, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     6. Ada Elizabeth Cober,   b. 24 Dec 1885, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1951, Lowville, Halton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. Hilda May Cober,   b. 24 Dec 1887, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1890, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     8. Private Albert Horace Cober,   b. 16 Aug 1891, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1924, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F1597  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Cober, "was born January 24th, 1844. He is married to Nancy Pannebecker. They reside in Hespeler, Ontario, where he is engaged as an agent. Their family consists of eight 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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      COBER, JACOB N.

      Death came with startling suddenness on Saturday, 19th April 1913 at 7 a. m. , in his 71st year. As was his habit, he had arisen early and went into the garden to do some work, a pastime which, to him, had for years been a real pleasure, before partaking of breakfast. When a member of the family went to call him to breakfast, they were shocked to find that he had fallen on the ground, while on his way to the garden. Assistance and medical aid were at once secured but the spark of life had fled. Mr. Cober had been in failing health for some time with an affliction of the heart but had said to friends a short time before his death, that he was feeling very much better. He was the son of the late Nicholas Cober and Nancy Holm and was born in Puslinch Township on January 24, 1844. His grandfather, Nicholas Cober, came from Pennsylvania in 1800. Mr. Cober was married to Nancy Panabaker, daughter of the late David Panabaker, who with the following family, survives: Mrs. Milton Ward of Brandon, SK; Mrs. Russell Gordon and Miss Bertha of Deadle, SK; Mrs. Joseph Darwen of Hespeler; Albert H. of Regina, SK; and Miss Ada, at home. Mr. Cober carried on a wagon-making business on the old homestead in Puslinch for some years, afterwards in partnership with his brother-in-law, the late Cyrus Bechtel, the manufacture of buggies on a large scale, in what is now the Owens Davenport Co. plant in Hespeler and for some years, this was one of Hespeler's principal industries. For many years past, he has carried on a real estate, fire insurance, conveyancing and collecting agency, now under the name of the Cober-Darwen Co. Mr. Cober was a life long Reformer and took a lively interest in the affairs of the municipality. He had been collector of taxes for Hespeler for a number of years. He was a devout member of the Methodist Church, having allied himself with that body in his youth. He led a quiet, exemplary life and became a pillar of strength to the church, of which he was secretary-treasurer and in which he was an usher for over twenty-five years, during which period he had also held office on one or other of the various church boards. Until the past year, during which he has been more or less unwell, he had been wonderfully regular in his attendance, having missed very few Sundays in the past thirty years. In the cause of temperance, he was fearless and outspoken and an ardent worker for the cause. As a member of the Royal Templars, he was outspoken and fearless in advocating the principles of temperance and none other was a more ardent worker in the recent local option campaign in Hespeler. The funeral conducted by Rev. W. B. Smith, assisted by Rev. Small, on Wednesday at 2, after the arrival from the West of several members of the family, from his residence on Lewis St. in Hespeler. It was very largely attended, friends gathering from far and near and there were many beautiful floral offerings. Pallbearers: James Jardine, Wellington Keffer, John R. Phin, John Fisher, C. M. Schultz and Will Hortop. The floral tributes were many, among which was a wreath and pillow from members of the family; anchor from the Ancient Order of United Workmen; wreath from the R. T. of T. ; wreath from G. W. Prout of Winnipeg; spray from Mr. and Mrs. John Darwen; spray from the Darwen family of Brantford; wreath from the Methodist Church Board; a spray from the Sunshine Bible Class; and a spray from Mr. and Mrs. James Jardine. Among those present were: Rev. Peter Cober of New Gormley ; Mr. and Mrs. George Martin of Berlin; Arnold Jansen of Berlin; Rev. Samuel Goudie of Toronto; Mr. Carman of Stratford, representing the Perth Mutual Fire Insurance Co. ; Mr. H. Tolhurst of Toronto; Thomas and James Darwen of Brantford; and Mrs. Jansen of Elmira. Interment Hespeler Cemetery.

      A Celebration of Lives Obituaries of Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Vol 2 by Anna Jackson & Marjorie Clark

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      CALL CAME SUDDENLY

      Jacob N. Cober Drops Dead While Working fo Garden

      Had Been Ailing For Some Time

      Busily engaged in his garden, a pastime which to him had for years been a real pleasure, Jacob N. Cober, one of the town's highly esteemed and respected citizens passed away very suddenly early Saturday morning.

      As was his habit, he had arisen early, and proceeded to the garden to do a little work there. After a time Mrs. Cober called him for for breakfast, and receiving no response, went out to the garden and was shocked to find him, lying on the ground. Assistance and medical aid were at once secured, but the spark of life had fled, and sadly the remains were conveyed to the home so sadly and suddenly darkened by the loss of the husband and father, who was so beloved and honored there.

      Deceased, who was a son of the late Nicholas Cober, was born in Puslinch Tp., on January 24th, 1844, and was in his 71st year. He was a wagonmaker by trade and for a number of years conducted a shop on the old homestead in Puslinch: Later, he, with his brother-in-law, the late Cyrus Bechtel, engaged in the manufacture of buggies, etc., on a large scale in Hespeler, In the premises at present occupied by the Owen Daveno Co. and for some years this was one of Hespeler's principal industries. Later on he opened a real estate and insurance office, collecting agency, etc. and this he conducted until his death, the firm name recently being changed to Cober, Darwen & Co.

      Deceased took a more or less active interest in political affairs and was a life long Reformer, while he also took a lively Interest in the affairs of the municipality. He had been collector of taxes for the town for a number of years and this position he held at the time of his death.

      He had been a life-long member of the Methodist church, of which he Secretary Treasurer, and in which he was an usher for over 23 years, during which period hr had also held office on one or other of the various church boards, and it is said of him that until the past year during which he has been more or less unwell he had been wonderfully regular in his attendance, having missed very Sundays in the past 30 years.

      He is survived by a bereaved widow who was a daughter of the late David Panabaker, and children, Mrs. Russell Gordon and Miss Bertha Cober, Deadle, Man.. Mrs. Milton Ward, Brandon Mr. Albert Cober. Regina, Sask.. Mrs. Joseph Darwen and Miss Aka Cober at home.

      The funeral was held from his late residence Lewis St., where services were held on Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m., and was very largely attended friends gathering from far and near to pay their last tribute of respect to his memory and the many beautiful floral offerings bore eloquent though silent testimony to the deep regret felt at his departure. Rev. W. B. Smith conducted the services and the pallbeareãs were: Messrs. James Jardine, Wellington Keffer, Jno. R. Phin, John Fisher. C. M. Schultz and Will Hortop.

      Apr 24, 1913 - Hespeler Herald

  • 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. [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..., 151.

    3. [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..., 462.

    4. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 13.

    5. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 13.

    6. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 21 Pg. 16.

    7. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 55.

    8. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/210350118/jacob-norman-cober.

    9. [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.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jan 1844 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Cober-Darwen Co. - - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Cober & Bechel - 1887 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Agent - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Conveyer - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Insurance Agent - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Apr 1913 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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