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Peter Albig

Male 1793 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Peter Albig 
    Born 1793  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Honoured Shingletown, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Shingletown received its name due to his shingle making business 
    • Peter and his wife Barbara later fell on hard times. He is last found in 1861 working as a fabric maker, Barbara died a pauper in the House of Industry and Refuge in Kitchener in 1880. The is no stone to mark their place of burial, no descendants to remember them. Yet, they leave the legacy of of a small hamlet receiving its name, Shingletown.
    Occupation Shingletown, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    shingle maker 
    Occupation 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Fabric Maker 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1864  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Lot 9 Bleam's Road
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-67351 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I67351  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2020 

    Family Mary Barbara "Barbara",   b. 1796, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1880, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1838 
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F31398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SHINGLETOWN/VICTORIABURG

      Elias Snyder received his patent for the front 50 acres of Lot 10, NBR, in 1833, and Christian G. Klinckhardt received his for Lot 10 on the south side in 1835. In 1836, Klinckhardt sold eight acres to Henry Liersch, his son-in-law, and the remaining 42 acres to Samuel Hunspurger in 1840. Klinckhardt soon left for the United States. Both lots changed hands a number of times, and from 1847 to 1849 the owners began to sell smaller lots to various tradespeople. In 1849 Peter Albig, a shinglemaker, purchased a quarter acre, and the local people began to call this little hamlet "Schindelsteddle." At some point it received the more formal name of Victoriaburg, but has long since reverted to the former name in its Anglicized form.

      The Amish and Their Neighbours, The German Block, Wilmot Township 1822-1860 by Lorraine Roth pg 94

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 8 Jul 1880.
      Died 2 Jul 1880 Barbara Allbig died in the poorhouse in Berlin at age of 83 years. She was from Petersburg.

    2. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 9 Page 52.

    3. [S330] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1864 - County of Waterloo gazetteer and general business directory for 1864, pg 53.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1793 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHonoured - Shingletown received its name due to his shingle making business - - Shingletown, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - shingle maker - - Shingletown, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Fabric Maker - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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