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Jacob Henry Ahrens

Male 1828 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Jacob Henry Ahrens 
    Born 5 Sep 1828  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military 1849 
    three years during the war with Denmark on the Schleswig-Holstein question 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-89704 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I89704  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father J. H. Ahrens,   b. Abt 1802, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1857  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Helena Cook,   b. CA 1802, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F40992  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • JACOB H. AHRENS, proprietor of the Paris Potteries, is a native of Germany, where he was born on 5th Sept., 1828, his parents, J. H. and Lena (Cook) Ahrens, being also natives of Germany, and both born about the year 1802. They were married in 1826, the former (who was a builder by trade), dying in 1836. The latter emigrated to Canada, and is still living. Her second husband was Henry Doebler, who died about the year 1878. Our subject himself was married on 21st November. 1865, to Mary A. Huberd, born in Wales in 1841, and a member of the Church of England, her husband embracing the New Jerusalem persuasion. To bless this union there were six children. four of whom survive, viz., Caroline, Nelson, Sarah and Lena. all at home at present, and going to school. While in Germany. Mr. Ahrens learnt the pottery trade as well as something of the art of war, for in 1849 he was drafted into the army, and served three years during the war with Denmark on the Schleswig-Holstein question. In 1852 he sailed for Canada, making Berlin, Waterloo County, his destination, whence he subsequently moved to Brant County, and engaged in the pottery manufacture in 1859. By industry he made money, but in 1869, the unfortunate breaking away of the dam at Paris caused a loss to hint of 52.558. Mr. A. has filled the office of Town Councillor for five years.

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