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

John Bricker[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1769 - 1854  (84 years)


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  • Name John Bricker 
    Born 28 Dec 1769  , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Old Survey Lot 11, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 011, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 036, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00016-1221 
    Died 19 Feb 1854  Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 9
    Buried Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I7343  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Peter Bricker,   b. 1720, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Baehr,   b. Abt 1730, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1295  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna "Nancy" Erb,   b. 11 Dec 1774, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1866, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Children 
     1. Peter Bricker,   b. 26 Nov 1793, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. John Bricker, I,   b. 19 Oct 1795, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. infancy
     3. Maria Bricker,   b. 1 Sep 1797, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1876  (Age 78 years)
     4. Jacob Bricker,   b. 31 Mar 1800, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1834  (Age 33 years)
     5. Nancy Bricker,   b. 21 Nov 1802, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1846  (Age 43 years)
     6. John Bricker, II,   b. 20 Mar 1804, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1804, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. John Bricker, III,   b. 15 Feb 1805, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1871, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     8. Susannah Bricker,   b. 12 Aug 1807, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1890  (Age 82 years)
     9. Abraham Bricker,   b. 25 Dec 1809, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1897, Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     10. Magdalena Bricker,   b. 21 Feb 1812, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1867, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     11. David Bricker,   b. 30 Mar 1814, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1897  (Age 83 years)
     12. Lydia Bricker,   b. 24 Nov 1816, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1852  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F2213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Bricker," the eldest son of Peter Bricker, was born December 28th, and died February 19th, 1854. He was married to Anna, daughter of Christian and Mary (Scherch) Erb. She was born December 11th, 1774, and died October 13th, 1866. In 1802 they, with others, moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, near the village of Blair where he died. After his death the mother had her home with her son David who resided near Roseville where she died. They had a family of twelve children, two of whom died in infancy and are buried at Blair. There were three Johns, the first died, aged nearly nine years; the second was born a few weeks after the decease of the first; and after second's decease they named a third one John."


      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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      A-1-29 John Bricker Snr.: Last Will and Testament of John Bricker, Sen. of North Dumfries, deceased.

      …I, John Bricker, senr., of the Township of Dumfries…make and publish this my Last Will and Testament. (First) I will that my funeral expenses and all my other debts, if there shall be any, be paid out of my estate as soon as can be after my decease. I will that my beloved wife Nancy shall have to live in the house which we now occupy during her natural life, and my son David Bricker shall keep a cow for my wife Nancy during her life, which cow he shall in every respect keep in the same manner as he keeps his own cows. I also give and bequeath unto my wife during her life, all my household furniture which I may be possessed of at my decease and that my beloved wife Nancy Bricker, shall yearly and every year as long as she lives, have Twenty five pounds, and if my wife Nancy shall through sickness or otherwise happen to need more than twenty five pounds, then my Executors shall give her so much more as will suffice to keep her comfortable. I will that all the above-mentioned bequests to my said wife shall be instead of her lawful Dower. And it is my will that the real and person property together with the five hundred dollars, together with all I have heretofore given and paid to my eldest son Peter Bricker, shall be taken, and the same really is, the whole share of my said son Peter Bricker's heirship by me bequeathed to him out of my real and personal estate. And it shall be considered, and it is so truly, that my said son Peter Bricker is, by his having receiv'd from me as before said, amply remunerated for which time he has worked for me, after he was twenty-one years of age. And I consider that my son David Bricker and my daughters Nancy and Susanna have their full share of heirship out of my real estate, in the land and their property which they have already received from me, for which reason I exclude them from any further share out of the same. I will that after the decease of myself and my wife, all the household furniture then belonging to my estate shall be equally divided between my three daughters, Mary, Magdalena and Lydia, except my Clock, which I have already given to my son David Bricker. I will that they residue of my real property of whatever kind or nature it may be, shall after the demise of myself and my wife be equally divided between my sons John and Abraham, and my daughters Mary, Magdalena and Lydia, share and share alike. Nevertheless I give, devise and bequeath all that legacy left to me by my brother Peter Bricker of Cumberland County, State of Pennsylvania, deceased, to be equally divided between my children now living likewise including my son Peter, and likewise the share that would have come to my daughter Nancy, if living shall be equally divided amongst all her children, share and share alike. I will that for the above legacy of my brother Peter Bricker, as said before, I have executed a power of Attorney to Wendell Bowman, Esq., and my son John Bricker to settle that part of my estate. And lastly I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son John Bricker and Samuel B, Bowman to be the lawful executors.

      Witnessed by Benjamin D. Rosenberger and Jacob W. Detweiler.
      Will dated: 10 January 1852
      Proved and insinuated 1 March 1854
      Inventory £550/-

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • 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..., 362.

    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..., 623.

    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..., 110.

    4. [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..., 438.

    5. [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..., 306.

    6. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 1 Mar 1854.
      John Bricker died 19 Feb 1854 In North Dumfries; age 84 years, 2 months, 21 days.

    7. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 3 Page 11.

    8. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 16.

    9. [S34] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Blair CC#4501 Internet Link.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Dec 1769 - , , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - Beasley's Old Survey Lot 11, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 011, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Feb 1854 - Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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