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Jacob A. Liebler

Male 1841 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Jacob A. Liebler 
    Born 4 May 1841  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military 1862  , USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    American Civil War 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-95184P 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I95184  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2021 

    Father Peter Liebler,   b. 1 Jan 1791, , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Mary Main,   b. 1805, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1883, Port Elgin, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F25815  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob A. Liebler, merchant, was born in Waterloo, Pro. of Ont., Can., May 4, 1841. He is eldest son and fourth child of Peter and Mary (Maine) Liebler, the former born in Baden, Germany, and the latter a native of Pennsylvania. In 1859 Mr. Liebler bought a farm in Gaines, where he pursued the vocation of carpenter and joiner until 1872.

      He enlisted in the war of the Rebellion March 8, 1862, enrolling in Co. H, 1st Battalion of 16th U. S. Inf. He was promoted in 1863 to 1st Sergeant and was honorably discharged March 8, 1865. He participated in the following battles: Hoover's Gap, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Buzzard's Roost, Resaca, New Hope Church, Kennesaw Mt., Marietta, Peach-Tree Creek, Atlanta and Jonesboro.

      He returned to Gaines upon his discharge. Aug 17, 1872, he removed to Caledonia, built a store, and in November following he opened a stock of general merchandise and hardware. In the former he has invested $9,000, and sells annually $10,000 worth of goods. In the latter has $2,000, and realizes a yearly trade of $5,000.

      He was married March 10, 1863, to Ellen M., daughter of William and Hannah Kelley, born in Gaines, Jan. 1, 1844, and died June 17, 1879, leaving four children: Euretta B., Theodosia, William K., and Florence.

      Mr. Liebler was again married Oct. 17, 1880, to Lena, daughter of Charles and Catherine (Kunkle) Johnson, born in Pennsylvania, June 12, 1856. Mr. L. is a member of the Masonic order, and is a Republican; was Deputy Sheriff of Kent county for four years. He is considered as one of the substantial business men of Caledonia, owning two stores, four houses, and lots, a farm of 120 acres on sec. 28, and 80 acres in the tp. of Thornapple, Barry Co.


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  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 20.

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