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

Dr. Joseph Good

Male 1805 - 1904  (98 years)


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  • Name Joseph Good 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 19 Dec 1805  , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Historic Building Abt 1846  157 Albert St., Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Good-Shantz-Bosch House 
    • The Good-Shantz House was built about 1846 by Joseph Good. The property upon which Good erected his Georgian style home was acquired from Samuel Bricker by Joseph's father John in 1810 as part of a 148-acre parcel of land.
      Retaining much of the original structure including doors, floors and exterior details, the house displays many outstanding features. Among these are the moulded trim and authentic shutters, eared window pediments, blind attic window, and returned eaves on the front gable.
      In the extensive renovations by Allen Shantz carried out after 1896, the entrance was altered and the semi-circular verandah, with its newel posts topped by cannon ball finials were added to enhance the building's appearance. Fundamental changes to the roof line and the addition of a stained glass parlor window also helped to convert a simple Georgian style home to its present late Victorian appearance.
      With the exception of the west elevation, the entire exterior of the Good-Shantz-Bosch house is designated a Heritage Landmark. The extensive turn of the century renovation completed by Shantz was highlighted in this designation. The home is currently owned by Wilfrid Laurier University. It was purchased, renovated and donated to the University by David and Sandra Pady. The University has called it Lucinda House after Lucinda Shantz.1a

      1aDesignated Properties www. waterloo.ca
    Name Joseph Guth 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Founder 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Founder 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00041-3275 
    Died 9 May 1904  Formosa, Culross Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9036  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  [7, 8
    Family ID F2009  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Witmer,   b. 31 Jan 1819, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 4 Oct 1836  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 9, 10
    Children 
     1. John Good,   b. 28 Jul 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Magdalena Good,   b. 8 Jul 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth Good,   b. 8 Nov 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Annie Good,   b. 30 Sep 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Samuel H. Good,   b. 10 Aug 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Joseph J. Good,   b. 7 Oct 1845, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Susannah Good,   b. 2 Oct 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1910, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     8. Sarah Good,   b. 4 Oct 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Mary Jane Good,   b. 19 May 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Israel Good,   b. 14 Jul 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1884, Culross Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     11. Levi Good,   b. 8 Jul 1858, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Catharine Good,   b. 14 Mar 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F2618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph Good, "was born December 19th, 1805. On October 4th, 1835, he was married to Annie Whitmore who was born January 31st, 1819. After their marriage they settled a little to the north of the town of Waterloo where they resided many years. About fifteen years ago they moved to Formosa, Bruce County, Ontario, where they still reside. They had a family of twelve 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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      THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE

      An interesting meeting took place the Saturday before last in the old log cabin in Waterloo Park.

      This house was, of course, the first schoolhouse in this area and stood originally on the school-house square at the corner of King and Church Streets in Waterloo. It was built in 1820 and served its purpose until 1842, when it was torn down and a 1-storey stone house was constructed on the site. The dismantled log house was erected again in Greenbush and served as a residence for a long time for the coloured man, Mr. Carroll and his family. In the course of this year, the Waterloo Park Commissioners purchased the house, moved it to their park and furnished it again as it was when it was a school-house.

      At this gathering, in addition to many other ladies and gentlemen, the following (male and female) former pupils attended, took their places on the benches, and were called to order by the 82-year-old teacher, Benjamin Burkholder, who held the scepter, or rather, the switch, from 1831 to 1842 in the old log-house: Joel Guth, 80 years old; Abraham Scherk, Blair, 79; Jakob Bricker, Waterloo, 77; Sarah Burkholder, nee Erb, Bridgeport, 75; Amos Weber, Berlin, 73; John C, Bricker, Hawksville, 71; Maria Erb, nee Quickfall, Norwich 69; David B. Eby, Waterloo, 69; Wendel Baumann, Woolwich, 68; Henry Stauffer, Erbsville, 67; Simon Beatty, Elmira, 67; Jakob Ratz, New Hamburg, 67; Israel Baumann, Berlin, 65; George Elbert, Moorefield, 63; George H. Baumann, Elmira, 63; John Devitt, Waterloo, 62; Richard Quickfall, Bridgeport, 62; Isaak Hoffmann, Waterloo, 61; Robert Barkwell, Peel, 60; Diana McMahon, nee Dekay, Berlin, 60; Thomas Quickfall, Floradale, 60; Benjamin Devitt, Waterloo, 60; Isaak Devitt, Floradale, 58; John Longmann, Peel, 57. In addition, to these, the teacher read the names of 25 pupils from the roll; they were, however, absent.

      Mr. Burkholder gave an interesting talk about the history of the old school-house, and after him, Rev. J.A. MacLachlan, Rev. J. McNair, Mr. J.E. Baumann, M.P., and Mr. Jakob Ratz spoke about the old days which brought many things out of the past to mind again. School was, as a rule, only in session in winter and the costs were borne by the parents of the children. There were few subjects taught, namely: Reading, Writing and Sums. The children heard little about language, and geography; no child had more than 2 or 3 books. The predominant language was German. The pupils learned to read and write English, but didn't understand a word of it. Among the teachers in the old school-house from 1820-1842, with the exception of Mr. Burkholder, were the following whose names are still recognized: Jephtha DeKay, Joseph Guth, John Herringer, Peter Otto, John Dobbin, Elias Eby, Robert Barber, & Joseph Eby.

      After those present, on hearing the various speeches felt themselves transported back to the past, the school was closed at four o'clock and the pupils were gathered together in front of the school and photographed as a group. On their return into the school, they found it had been transformed into a dining room with heavily-laden tables, which the old-timers thoroughly enjoyed. After everyone had chatted cordially for a while longer, the gathering broke up. The company will not meet again in complete numbers, nor in such a way.

      Berliner Journal September 26, 1895 Page 4 Column 4

  • 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. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 27.
      Joseph GOOD Farmer USA 47
      Anna GOOD wife Canada 34
      Magdaline GOOD daughter Canada 12
      John GOOD son Canada 14
      Betsy GOOD daughter Canada 10
      Anna GOOD daughter Canada 9
      Samuel GOOD son Canada 7
      Joseph GOOD son Canada 5
      Susanna GOOD daughter Canada 3
      Sarah GOOD daughter Canada 1
      Mary Ann HEWIT Servant Canada 26

    3. [S2658] aaaaWaterloo Village 1871, Sect. 1 Page 10.

    4. [S2684] aaaWaterloo Village 1861, Sect. 1 Page 12.

    5. [S873] Waterloo City - designated properties list, Bean-Wright House.

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 27.

    7. [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.

    8. [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.

    9. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 13 oct 1836:51.
      4 Oct 1836 Rev. Bindemann m. Joseph Guth to Anna Witmer.

    10. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Joseph Guth, married 4 Oct 1836 in Preston by banns to Anna Wittmar, wit: Richard Haste & Samuel Taylor

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Dec 1805 - , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Oct 1836 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - Good-Shantz-Bosch House - Abt 1846 - 157 Albert St., Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Founder - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Founder - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 May 1904 - Formosa, Culross Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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