Waterloo Region Generations
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Jonathan Good

Male 1802 - 1834  (31 years)


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  • Name Jonathan Good 
    Born 20 Dec 1802  , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00041-3274 
    Died 2 Feb 1834  [1
    Person ID I9035  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 

    Father John Good,   b. 18 Mar 1777, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1862  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Bauman,   b. 9 Jan 1783, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1859  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1800  [2, 3
    Family ID F2009  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jonathan Good, "was born December 20th, 1802, and died February 2nd, 1834. He was never married."


      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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character.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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      Waterloo's first school was built in 1820. It was built of logs and stood on rising ground on the south side of Church Street near King. It served the community for 23 years and was then removed to a site east of the present Collegiate and Technical Institute, on King Street, Kitchener, where it served as a residence for fifty years, being occupied by a colored family named Carroll for a long time.....Abraham Erb knew the value of education as was proved in later years when he made provision for promoting it. It is therefore certain that he took a prominent part in organizing the building of this first school in 1820.

      The first teacher who taught in the old schoolhouse was Jonathan Good, brother of Joel Good of Waterloo. He was a small, delicate man but it was said that he was one of the best teachers who taught in the old school. He kept good order in school and out of it. He used the birch rather freely, and sometimes punished scholars larger than himself. He was a good German reader but was deficient in English. He was an expert penman and clever in making quill pens for the scholars.

      Sixteenth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1928, A Historical Sketch of the Town of Waterloo, Ontario, Clayton W. Wells, L.D.S., D. D. S.

  • 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..., 709.

    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..., 708.

    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..., 64.

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