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

Solomon Cober[1]

Male 1842 - 1936  (94 years)


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  • Name Solomon Cober 
    Born 22 Jul 1842  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Interesting story, pioneer 
    Residence 1866  , Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1875  Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00025-1991 
    Died 10 Oct 1936  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I5416  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father Jacob Cober,   b. 8 Jul 1815, Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1890, Puslinch, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Mary Groh,   b. 12 Oct 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1897  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1838  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F547  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Pletsh,   b. 10 Mar 1859,   d. 6 Feb 1946  (Age 86 years) 
    Children 
     1. Simon Cober,   b. 17 Nov 1876, , Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1942, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Edward Cober,   b. Dec 1894, , Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1918, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     3. Eliza Cober,   b. 1899,   d. 1987  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah Strome,   b. 24 Oct 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1881  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1866  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Susanna Cober,   b. 14 Dec 1871, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1955  (Age 83 years)
     2. David Cober,   b. 1873,   d. 1946  (Age 73 years)
     3. Menno Cober,   b. 28 Jan 1875, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1913  (Age 38 years)
     4. Simon Cober,   b. 17 Nov 1876, , Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1942, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F1027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jul 1842 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1866 - , Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Feb 1866 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1875 - Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Oct 1936 - , 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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  • Notes 
    • Solomon Cober, "was born July 22nd, 1842. He was first married to Hannah Strome and after her decease to Elizabeth Pletsh. They reside three miles east of Hespeler where he is farming. He has a family of ten children but names were not received"


      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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      SOLOMON COBER MARK 94TH BIRTHDAY

      One of the towns oldest residents and a member of one of Puslinch Township's pioneer families, Solomon Cober on Wednesday quietly celebrated the 94th anniversary of his birth. He was the Son of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Cober, who came to Puslinch Township from Pennsylvania shortly after the turn of the century.

      Mr. Cober was born in Puslinch Township and with the exception of a few years spent in Huron County, had resided there most of his life.

      Some 13 years ago he moved to Hespeler. He was married 52 years and he and Mrs. Cober marked their golden wedding anniversary 2 years ago. Mrs. Cober observed her 77th birthday in March. The Herald joins with his many friends in extending congratulations to Hespeler's grand old man, and wishes him continued health and happiness.


      Hespeler Herald Thursday 23 July 1936

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      HESPELER'S OLDEST MANN PASSES
      SOLOMON COBER LIFE LONG RESIDENT OF DISTRICT PASSES IN 95TH YEAR


      In the passing of Solomon Cober at his home here on Saturday afternoon, Hespeler's oldest man has gone to rest. Another link with the past has disappeared, for Mr. Cober had been a member of one of the Pioneer families of Puslinch Township and this district, and had spent almost his entire life within this community. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Cober who came to this district with the immigration of the early nineteenth century, the late Mr. Cober had watched his township and the nieghbouring towns grow from small Hamlets. During the long course of his lifetime he had made a very wide circle of friends and he held their respect and high esteem of all who knew him. Death came to Mr. Cober, in his 95th year, following an illness of some duration. Born in Puslinch Township, Mr Cober spent his youth there. He was married twice, his first wife being Miss Hanna Strome. Shortly after his marriage he moved to Huron Township where he farmed for several years. While he was residing there his wife passed away. In 1882 he was married at Zurich to Miss Elizabeth Pletch. Some time after that he returned to his native Puslinch and to farm, and fourteen years ago he and Mrs. Cober celebrated the golden anniversary of their wedding. The late Mr. Cober was a member of the Mennonite Church and had taken an active interest in the work of the church. Surviving are his wife in Hespeler and ten children. Mrs Cyrus Gingrich of Stevensville, David Cober of Kossuth, Simon Cober of Strussburg, Mrs. Jessie Winger of Wambleet, Mrs. Ralph Elston of Aberfoyle, Jacob Cober of Toronto, Mrs Isaiah Beer of Clearview, Mrs. Carl Baker of Kindesly, Sask., Wesley Cober of Toronto, and Mrs. Norman Rieck of Hespeler. Two sons, Henry and Edward Cober, predeceased their father. A brother Isaac Cober of Kossuth, and a sister Mrs. E. Gingrich of Akron, Ohio also survive. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon with a short service at his late residence. The funeral then moved to Union Cemetery, Puslinch where service was held prior to interment in Union Cemetery. Rev Ernest Swalm of Stayner and Rev Bert Shirk of Stevensville conducted the services. The pallbearers were Nelson Cober and Jeniah Cober of Staynor, Ben Winger and Earl Winger of Wainfleet Howard Cober of Toronto and Ervin Cober of Strasburg.

      Hespeler Herald Thursday 15 October 1936

  • 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..., 733.

    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..., 464.

    3. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Solomon Cober aged 26 res Wellington Co. born Wellington Co. son of Jacob and Maria (Groh) married 20 Feb 1866 to Hanna Strome aged 24 res Waterloo born Waterloo daughter of David and Catherine (Sararas).

    4. [S2173] Find A Grave, Solomon Cober (1842 - 1936) - Find A Grave Memorial. (2017). Findagrave.com. Retrieved 15 September 2017, from https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=40644034.

    5. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Menno Cober Date of Birth: 28 Jan 1875 Gender: Male Birth County: Huron Father's Name: Soloman Cober (farmer of Hay Township) Mother's Name: Hannah Strome

    6. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 10 Mar 1838:12.
      6 Mar 1838 Rev F.W. Bindeman m. Jacob Cober to Maria Groh, daughter of Johannes Groh, both of Waterloo Tp.