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

Cornelius Pannebecker[1, 2]

Male 1770 - 1855  (84 years)


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  • Name Cornelius Pannebecker 
    Born 8 Dec 1770  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Historic Building 655 Blackbridge Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    2 story stone house 
    • In 2009 this 2 story fieldstone house was in good condition, still used as a residence and their are still farm buildings on the site. There is a great deal of new construction not far from the house and soon the house will be surrounded with new housing.
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 128, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 2 Lot 09, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 3 Lot 08, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Military War of 1812 
    Eby ID Number 00087-5083 
    Died 22 Jun 1855  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Buried Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Person ID I9867  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    Family Anna Detweiler,   b. 16 Nov 1775, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1855, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Apr 1792  [3
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Pannebecker,   b. 16 Jul 1793, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1863, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Henry Pannebecker,   b. 28 Mar 1795, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Abraham "Abram" Pannabecker,   b. 13 Sep 1796, Vincent Twp., Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1880, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Matthias Pannebecker,   b. 23 Jul 1798, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jacob Pannebecker,   b. 10 Oct 1799, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Barbara Pannebecker,   b. 24 May 1801, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     7. John Pannebecker,   b. 13 Oct 1803, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1879, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Margaret Pannebecker,   b. 12 Oct 1805, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1880, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     9. Samuel Pannebecker,   b. 15 Apr 1810, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Hannah Pannebecker,   b. 15 Apr 1810, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1848, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     11. Anna "Nancy" Pannabecker,   b. 23 Apr 1812, Near Hespeler, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1875, Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     12. Magdalena Pannebecker,   b. 24 May 1814, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Cornelius Pannebecker,   b. 18 Mar 1817, Near Hespeler, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1875, Near Hespeler, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F261994  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "The Pannebeckers (To have a complete history of the Pannebecker family, write to Mr. Samuel W. Pennypacker, Philadelphia, Pa., and get the book, "Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Pannebeckers", edited by Pennybecker. It is well worth the money and one of the most complete works of its kind in existence) were of the first settlers of German origin who settled in Pennsylvania over two hundred years ago. We find them to have been a prominent family in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania as early as 1709."

      Cornelius Pannebecker, "a native of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was born December 8th, 1770. In April, 1792, he was married to Anna Dettweiler, sister to old Rudolph Dettweiler who resided near the Wanner Meeting House at Hespeler. She was born November 16th, 1775, and died October 27th, 1855. In 1810 they, in company with Christian Shantz and family, Jacob Shantz and wife, and others, moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario, near the present village of Hespeler, on the farm now occupied by Peter Wier. Here they resided until their deaths. He died June 22nd, 1855. To then was born a family of thirteen 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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      About the year 1822, Joseph Oberholtzer, a sawyer, and Cornelius Pannabecker, a blacksmith, both sound men, had come to the conclusion that, having regard to the fact that so many new buildings were being put up by the settlers, a saw mill in this locality would pay.

      In 1823, Joseph Oberholtzer bought from Christian Strome (Strohm) 24 acres of land lying both sides of the River Speed at some distance below the present D. W. & W. Buildings and on it they erected a small saw mill building, installed sawing machinery and built a dam on the Speed to furnish power to operate it.

      After it had been in operation for a time they discovered to their sorrow that their mill was not big enough to handle the huge logs the farmers were hauling in to be sawn, and so, later, when their frail dam went out in a flood it was not replaced; They salvaged what they could and wrote off the rest to profit and loss. They had made the mistake of building too small and they paid the shot.


      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

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      Unwilling participants in the War of 1812
      About 20 Mennonite men were conscripted to haul supplies for an 1813 engagement


      ...No one was exempt from non-combatant duties, although some resisted at times. Some were fined heavily in court. Cornelius Pannebecker removed the wheels from his wagon to save it, although his horse and son were still conscripted. Elizabeth (Gabel) Bechtel was threatened at sword-point by an officer who knew she was hiding oxen, which he sought for a massive-scale transport operation to the Detroit River.3a

      3aWaterloo Region Region 23 Jun 2012 Jonathan Seiling

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      About the year 1840, the third saw-mill in New Hope was erected. It was located just below the Forbes Mill site by a partnership composed of another great-grandfather of the write, the late Cornelius Pannebecker, and one Joseph Oberholtzer, whose sister was married to Bergy.

      Cornelius Pannebecker arrived from Montgomery County, Pa. in 1810 and was the son of a Mennonite minister who lived on the Schuylkill River at the present site of Spring City. Joseph Oberholtzer was evidently a native of the same county in Pennsylvania and located here probably in 1826 and information in hand also points to his having been the son of a Mennonite preacher. The family was of Swiss descent, while Pannebecker was descended from a Dutch family which had migrated for a few years into Germany about Kriegaheim near Worms, before participating in the exodus of Quakers and Mennonites to Pennsylvania, about the year 1700.

      It would appear that Bergy's first saw-mill was too far up the river and the partnership mill too far downstream to quite meet the tastes or requirements of the times, for within a few years Cornelius Oberholtzer erected the fourth saw-mill about midway between these two points, and with it a small foundry or shop, probably for mill repairs etc. Some particulars of this fourth mill are available.

      It continued in operation until sometime in 1864, although it evidently changed ownership, September 27th, 1863, to a partnership composed of George Randall, then of Berlin, Herbert M. Farr of Waterloo and Shubel H. Randall of New Hampshire, the purchase price according to the Galt Reporter files of that time being $8,000. The old mill was used to saw the timber and lumber for the Randall-Farr Woolen Mills, two stone structures erected in 1864, but as the saw-carriage had capacity only for logs up to 16 feet in length, the large timbers for the new Woolen Mills had to be hewn and were not sawn. It had been said with perhaps some little exaggeration, that the process of sawing logs of large diameter with the vertically operated drag-saw then in use was so slow that the operator after starting to log, had time to walk up town a half mile or more to the hotel, for liquid refreshments and return before the cut was finished.

      The timbers of white-pine, taken out of this Oberholtzer mill when the woolen-mill buildings crowded it out of its place were used in the construction of the Lewis Kribs saw-mills which in 1865 were located close to the old public school site. When Mr. W. A. Kribs erected his present manufacturing buildings alongside the G. T. R. lines in 1902, these same old timbers were for the third time used and are at the time of writing, as sound as when first used in 1840.


      Tenth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1922, pages 213 - 224.

  • 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..., 191.

    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..., 185.

    3. [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..., 149.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      gives age and country of birth

    5. [S2588] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Cemetery Internet Link.
      Cornelious [sic]/ PANNEBECKER/ Died/ June 22, 1855 aged/ 84 yrs. 6ms. 14 ds./

    6. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 41.

    7. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Dec 1770 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 2 story stone house - - 655 Blackbridge Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 128, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jun 1855 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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