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

Nicolaus Cober[1]

Male 1811 - 1887  (76 years)


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  • Name Nicolaus Cober 
    Born 4 Mar 1811  Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00025-1978 
    Died 22 Jun 1887  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried Crossroads Brethren in Christ Cemetery, Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I7600  Generations
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2022 

    Father Nicholaus Cober,   b. 24 Nov 1763, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1842  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Eva Fischer,   b. 27 Jun 1777, Of, , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1858  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1796  [5
    Family ID F2207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Anna Cober,   b. 18 May 1836, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1911, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. John Cober,   b. 3 Jun 1838, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1908  (Age 69 years)
     3. Sarah Cober,   b. 15 Feb 1841, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1927  (Age 86 years)
     4. Jacob Norman Cober,   b. 24 Jan 1844, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1913, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Mary Cober,   b. 15 Jan 1846, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1929, Beaverton, Durham Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Martha Cober,   b. 17 May 1848, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1931, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Rev. Peter Cober,   b. 7 May 1853, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 87 years)
     8. Hannah Cober,   b. 4 Dec 1856, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F2292  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Nicolaus Cober
    Nicolaus Cober
    Ancestry Public Member Tree

  • Notes 
    • Nicolaus Cober, "was born March 4th, 1811, in Vaughan Township, York County, Ontario. On April 3rd, 1832, he was married to Nancy Holm who was born November 4th, 1813, and died April 5th, 1878. After their marriage they resided for several years in Vaughan Township, then they moved to Puslinch Township, Wellington County, near Hespeler, Ontario, on the farm now possessed by Gottlieb Stunn. Here they resided until their deaths. He died June 22nd, 1887. To them was born a family 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, NICHOLAS

      Death of an Old Settler of Puslinch


      On Wednesday morning, 29th June 1887, Mr. Cober of Puslinch breathed his last, at the good age of 76 years. When he first came to this country a young man, this part of Waterloo and Puslinch was a vast forest and one or two houses were built. Guelph, Galt and Preston were but small hamlets. The nearest flour mill was at Dundas and was only visited once a year. He settled on his farm in Puslinch over thirty years ago and by his industry, he accumulated a large fortune. He leaves a large family of grown up children, one of whom, J. N. Cober, is in the firm of Cober & Bechtel of Hespeler. He was a Christian in every sense of the word. Although very quiet and unassuming, he cheered many a poor person's life with his liberality and was a liberal giver to all good objects. Mr. Cober will be very much missed, as he was a very courteous old gentleman, well beloved by all who knew him. His funeral took place on Friday afternoon and was one of the largest ever seen in Puslinch. His body was taken for interment to the Union Cemetery at the brick church on the third concession. Rev. Henders conducted the services.

      -Information from the death certificate: Born in Vaughan Township.

      A Celebration of Lives Obituaries of Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Vol 1, Anna Jackson & Marjorie Clark
      Used with kind permission of Marjorie Clark

  • 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..., 681.

    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..., 461.

    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..., 810.

    4. [S3172] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25901036/nicholas-cober.

    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..., 459.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Mar 1811 - Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jun 1887 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Crossroads Brethren in Christ Cemetery, Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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