Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
John Peter Wilker

John Peter Wilker[1, 2]

Male Cal 1808 - 1889  (~ 81 years)

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  • Name John Peter Wilker 
    Born CALC 1 Jan 1808  Wallersdorf, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1835  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1842  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    blacksmith 
    Occupation 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Blacksmith 
    Residence 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Died 11 Aug 1889  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 7
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Name Peter Wilker 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-97971 
    Buried Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Petersburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Person ID I97971  Generations
    Last Modified 31 May 2021 

    Family Magaretha Anna Kalbfleisch,   b. CALC 29 Nov 1813, Bieben, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1882, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Wilker,   b. 12 Nov 1835, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1922  (Age 86 years)
     2. Elisabeth Wilker,   b. 1 Oct 1837, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Christina Wilker,   b. 2 Oct 1839, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1841, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Christina Wilker,   b. 1842, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Wilker,   b. 4 May 1844, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F35507  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    John Peter Wilker
    John Peter Wilker
    from Waterloo Region Hall of Fame
    Peter Wilker
    Peter Wilker
    A large tintype studio portrait painted over. It is a head-and-shoulders portrait of an older man with white hair. He is wearing a black jacket, a white shirt, and a black bowtie. A handwritten note adhered and taped to the back reads: Grandfather Peter Wilker/ Founder of Peters'burg, Ont./ Born Jan. 1, 1808 - D. 1888 aged 80./ worth about $40,000.00 in 1880/ Motes never paid by borrowers/ amounted to $30,000./ Sat on Petersburg School Board/ 1850 - Teachers Salary/ $16.00 permonth./ Keep - Plaque on/ Petersburg tombstone/ as first pioneer.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library, #22 pg 157.
      Cristina Wilker daughter of Peter, born 2 Oct 1839, died 14 Sep 1841, buried 16 Sep 1841 Wilmot aged 1y 11m 14d, cause: choler morbida

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 8 Jun 1882.
      29 May 1882 Margaretha Wilker, wife of Peter Wilker, died in Petersburg at age of 68 years and 6 months.

    3. [S183] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Emmanuel Evangelical Petersburg CC#4556 Internet Link.
      First pioneers of Petersburg/ John Peter Wilker, 1809-1889; born at/ Wallersdorf Germany; settled in 1832; opened/ 200 acres of virgin forest; built first log/ home in 1833; log school in 1834; church/ opened in 1844; G. T. R. Railroad opened Nov./ 17, 1856. His wife Margaretha Anna Kalbfleisch/ 1814-1882; born in Bieben Germany/ (plaque) Hier ruhet/ Peter Wilker/ verse/ Wilker/ Hier ruhet/ Margaretha/ Geb. Kalbfleisch/ Ehefrau von/ Peter Wilker/ Gest. 29 Mai 1882/ Alt. 68 Jah. 6 Mo./ verse

    4. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 3 Page 53.

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 15 Aug 1889.
      Aug. 11, 1889 Peter Wilker died in Petersburg at age of 81 years, 7 months & 10 days.

    6. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 3 Page 17.

    7. [S183] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Emmanuel Evangelical Petersburg CC#4556 Internet Link.
      [Northwest - plaque] First pioneers of Petersburg/ John Peter WILKER, 1809-1889; born at/ Wallersdorf Germany; settled in 1832; opened/ 200 acres of virgin forest; built first log/ home in 1833; log school in 1834; church/ opened in 1844; G. T. R. Railroad opened Nov./ 17, 1856. His wife Margaretha Anna KALBFLEISCH/ 1814-1882; born in Bieben Germany/ Hier ruhet/ Peter WILKER, Wer als christi junger lebt/ sterbt nicht wenn man ihn gleich/ begrabt./ Wilker/
      [Southwest] Hier ruhet/ Margaretha/ Geb. KALBFLEISCH/ Ehefrau von/ Peter WILKER/ Gest. 29 Mai 1882/ Alt. 68 Jah. 6 Mo./ Leich-text Ebr 4,9./ Obgieich unsere thränen flieszeh/ Da an beinem grab wir steh'n:/ Hoffnung thut sie uns versuszen/ Dasz wir einst dich wieder seh'n.

    8. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 19 Nov 1835:13.
      12 Nov 1835 The family of Mr. Peter Wilker of this city was blessed with a daughter. It is very sad that the mother is very sick.

    9. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Minister of The German Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Church Greenbush, Waterloo Township, Halton County, Wellington District, 31 Aug. 1842 to 31 Aug. 1843 report 25.
      John Becker, Farmer, of North East Hope, Huron Tract, to Catharine Pimper, of Wilmot. Wit. Peter Wilker, Blacksmith of Wilmot and John Wikert, Farmer, of South East Hope, Huron Tract.

    10. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 1 Jan 1808 - Wallersdorf, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1835 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - blacksmith - 1842 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Petersburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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