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

Joel Good[1]

Male 1815 - 1912  (96 years)

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  • Name Joel Good 
    Born 29 Dec 1815  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1817  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Immigration 1818  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Name Joel Guth  [12
    Occupation 1839  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    commissioner of highways 
    Residence 1839  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Naturalization 1840  [3
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Evangelical Association 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Evangelical 
    Retired 1901  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Income 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Evangelical 
    Retired 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Eby ID Number 00041-3289 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone of Joel Good 
    Died 29 May 1912  [5
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I9067  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 

    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  [15, 16
    Family ID F2009  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Stauffer,   b. 5 Sep 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1854  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1839  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 12, 13, 17
    Children 
     1. Jonathan S. Good,   b. 11 Jan 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1926, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Elizabeth Good,   b. 6 Jun 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1923, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Catharine Good,   b. 18 Sep 1845, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1938  (Age 93 years)
     4. Joel Good,   b. 21 Dec 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. Israel Good,   b. 21 Mar 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     6. Isaac Good,   b. 22 Mar 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F2634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Agnes Hosea,   b. 23 Jul 1834, Rutherglen, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1910  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1855  [2, 10, 11
    Children 
     1. David Good,   b. 6 Feb 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Franklin Hosea Good,   b. 13 Dec 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1929  (Age 71 years)
     3. Elias H. Good,   b. 30 May 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1937  (Age 76 years)
     4. Dr. Ezra H. Good,   b. 15 Jul 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1929, Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     5. Nelson Hosea Good,   b. 20 Jan 1865, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1914  (Age 49 years)
     6. Susannah Good,   b. 14 Apr 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Dr. Milton Hosea Good,   b. 26 Jan 1870, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955  (Age 84 years)
     8. Dr. Robert Hosea Good,   b. 31 Dec 1872, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947  (Age 74 years)
     9. William H. Good,   b. 27 Jun 1877, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1877, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F2635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Joel Good
    Joel Good
    Image from: 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906
    Waterloo-LogSchool-00002.jpg
    Waterloo-LogSchool-00002.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Joel Good, "the third son of John and Magdalena (Baumann) Good, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, near Bowmansville, December 29th, 1815. When a few months past two years of age he came to this country with his parents. He received a fair education and devoted the early part of his life to the study of surveying and at present he is ranked with the first of our provincial land surveyors. On November 5th, 1839, he was married to Catherine, daughter of Abraham and Catherine (Biehn) Stauffer. She was born September 5th, 1820, and died May 20th, 1854. After their marriage they moved on the farm he still occupies. After the decease of his first wife he married Agnes, daughter of John and Jane (Calder) Hosea. She was born in Parish Ruthenglen, Lanark County, Scotland, July 23rd, 1834. In 1842 she came to America with her mother and grandparents. The second marriage took place December 18th, 1855. His family consists of fifteen children, six of whom were born unto his first wife and nine unto second wife"


      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. [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..., 510.

    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..., 710.

    3. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-7 Page 10.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.

    5. [S192] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Mount Hope CC#4500 Internet Link.
      Joel West: Joel Good/ born In Lancaster Co. Pa. Dec. 29, 1815/ died May 29, 1912 aged 96 yrs. 5 mos

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 24.
      Joel GOOD Farmer USA 37 EV
      Catherine GOOD wife Canada 32 EV
      Jonathan GOOD son Canada 11 EV
      Elisabeth GOOD daughter Canada 9 EV
      Catherine GOOD daughter Canada 7 EV
      Israel GOOD son Canada 2 EV
      George SCHECK Servant Germany 20 EV
      Elisabeth FENN Servant Germany 15 EV

    7. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 2 Page 48.

    8. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 44 Pg. 11.

    9. [S1885] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1861, Waterloo 1861 Dist. 3 Page 28.

    10. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 4 Page 48.

    11. [S2658] aaaaWaterloo Village 1871, Sect. 1 Page 44.

    12. [S17] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Der Morgenstern (1839-1841), Marriage notice of Joel Good and Catharine Staufer - 5 Nov 1839.
      Joel Guth, son of John Guth and Catharina Staufer, daughter of Abraham Stauffer, both of Waterloo Township, were married by Benjamin Eby 3 Nov 1839.

    13. [S17] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Der Morgenstern (1839-1841), Marriage Notice of Joel Good and Catharine Staufer - 21 Nov 1839.
      Joel Good, commissioner of highways, and Catharine Staufer, daughter of Abraham Staufer, both of Waterloo, were married by Rev. Benjamin Eby. (latin poem follows)

    14. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 24.

    15. [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.

    16. [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.

    17. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 9 Nov 1839:39.
      last Tuesday Benjamin Eby, teacher, m. Joel Guth, surveyor, to Catharina Stauffer, daughter of Abraham Stauffer, all of Waterloo Tp.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Dec 1815 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1817 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1818 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - commissioner of highways - 1839 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1839 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Nov 1839 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - ? - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical Association - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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