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

Jacob B. Schmidt[1, 2]

Male 1845 - 1925  (80 years)


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  • Name Jacob B. Schmidt 
    Born 28 Nov 1845  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Name Jacob B. Schmidt 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1867  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00104-5808 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone of Jacob B. Schmitt 
    Died 20 Dec 1925  [6
    Cause: heart trouble and dropsy 
    Buried Shantz Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5242  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Rev. Dr. George R. Schmitt,   b. 23 Nov 1809, Muhlhausen, , Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1882, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Salome "Sally" Becker,   b. 28 Feb 1811, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1887, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1831  Welland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Family ID F1637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Magdalena Snyder,   b. 8 Dec 1845, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1885, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1867  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11, 13
    Children 
     1. Annie Schmitt,   b. 12 Aug 1868, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1868, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Sarah Ann Schmitt,   b. 12 Jan 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1937, RR2, Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Annie Schmitt,   b. 14 Apr 1872, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1872  (Age 0 years)
     4. Ephraim S. Schmitt,   b. 19 Oct 1873, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1947, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Lovina Schmitt,   b. 1 Nov 1874, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1874, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Emanuel S. Schmitt,   b. 21 Dec 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1957  (Age 81 years)
     7. Angeline Schmitt,   b. 18 Nov 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1948  (Age 70 years)
     8. George Schmitt,   b. 23 Dec 1879, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Salome Schmitt,   b. 23 Jun 1882, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1972, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1648  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catharine Shantz,   b. 28 Sep 1847, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1924, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 31 Oct 1886  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 14
    Children 
     1. Simon Schmidt,   b. 1890, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1892  (Age 2 years)
     2. Ida Schmidt,   b. 2 Feb 1893, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1649  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Schmidt " was born November 28th, 1845. He was married to Magdalena, daughter of Christian Schneider, and after her decease he was married to Catharine, daughter of Simon Shantz. With the first he had a family of nine children and with the second wife there is one child. He resides on the old homestead."

      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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      Schmitt. - Jacob B. Schmitt was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Nov. 28, 1845; he was married to Magdalena Snyder Oct. 20, 1867. This union was blessed with 9 children, three of whom died in infancy. His companion died July 25, 1885. On Oct. 31, 1886, he was married to Catharine Shantz. This union was blessed with three children, of whom only one survives. On Oct. 16, 1924, his second wife was also laid to rest, whose loss he felt keenly. He died Dec. 20, 1925, after a brief illness of heart trouble and dropsy; aged 80 y. 22 d. He leaves 7 children, 35 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren, and one sister. The family has lost a loving father, the Church a faithful pillar, the community a kind neighbor, one who was ever ready to be of service to others. Bro. Schmitt was born on the farm, where he lived all his years, and reached the ripe old age of four score years. On Nov. 28 it was his desire that his family and a few others help celebrate his 80th, and as it proved, his last birthday. "This shall be my last birthday," he said, and he lived just 22 days longer. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 24th, by Orphen Wismer, Manassah Hallman, and C. F. Derstine. Text, Eccl. 12: 5.

      Gospel Herald - Vol. XVIII, No. 43 - January 21, 1926, pages 878, 879.

  • 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..., 423.

    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..., 305.

    3. [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..., 265.

    4. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-5 Page 13.

    5. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 1 Page 46.

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, January 21, 1926 - Obituary of Jacob B. Schmitt.

    7. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 9 Page 3.

    8. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 4 Page 14.

    9. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 3 Page 14.

    10. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 15 Page 96.

    11. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 1 Aug 1867.
      Oct. 20, 1867 Jakob B. Schmitt of Wilmot and Magdalena Snyder of Waterloo Tp., by Rev. Kaessmann

    12. [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..., 263.

    13. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Jacob B. Schmitt, 22, res. Wilmot, b. Wilmot, son of Georg and Salome (Becker), married 20 Oct 1867 Magdalena Snyder, 22, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, daughter of Christian and Anna (Cressmann)

    14. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, December 11, 1924 - Obituary of Catharine Shantz.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Nov 1845 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1867 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Oct 1867 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Oct 1886 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Shantz Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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