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

John Weber Brubacher[1, 2, 3]

Male 1803 - 1886  (82 years)


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  • Name John Weber Brubacher 
    Born 9 Dec 1803  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Name Johann W. Brubacher 
    Occupation 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonist 
    Eby ID Number 00018-1442 
    Died 12 Mar 1886  Near St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8, 9, 10
    Buried St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I192  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father John Brubacher,   b. Abt 1770, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Eva Weber,   b. Abt 1770, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F3288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catharine Martin,   b. 25 Nov 1808, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1895, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1827  [1, 8
    Children 
     1. John M. Brubacher,   b. 10 Apr 1828, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1909  (Age 81 years)
     2. Mary M. Brubacher,   b. 21 May 1829, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1903, Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Eva Brubacher,   b. 1830, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Eva M. Brubacher,   b. 16 Oct 1830, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jacob M. Brubacher,   b. 21 Dec 1831, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1889, Near St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     6. Veronica M. Brubacher,   b. 23 Sep 1833, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1834  (Age 0 years)
     7. Esther M. Brubacher,   b. 3 May 1835, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1856  (Age 21 years)
     8. Rev. David M. Brubacher,   b. 6 Nov 1836, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1905, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     9. Heinrich M. "Henry" Brubacher,   b. 8 Jul 1838, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1911  (Age < 72 years)
     10. Rev. Daniel M. Brubacher,   b. 20 Sep 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Michael M. Brubacher,   b. 31 Aug 1842, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1870, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     12. Magdalena M. Brubacher,   b. 15 Mar 1844, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1916, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     13. Peter M. Brubacher,   b. 1 Jan 1846, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1878  (Age 32 years)
     14. Catharine M. Brubacher,   b. 11 Mar 1849, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John W. Brubacher, "son of John and Eva (Weber) Brubacher, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, December 9th, 1803, and was raised in Mifflin County, same state. He came to Canada in 1825 but returned to Pennsylvania the same fall. In the spring of 1826 he came back to Canada and had his home with his friends. On July 24th, 1827, he was married to Catharine, daughter of David and Maria (Guth) Martin. She was born November 25th, 1808. They moved on their farm, being composed of lot No. 17, German Company's Tract, Woolwich Township, about three miles west of St. Jacobs where they resided until his death which took place March 12th, 1886. She is still living and quite smart for a woman of so great an age. Her home is with her daughter, Eva, who resides on the old homestead. He was ordained as a deacon of the Mennonite Church on Ascension Day, 1847, and served the church of his choice to the best of his knowledge until his death. Their family consisted 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.].

  • 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..., 356.

    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..., 163.

    3. [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..., 167.

    4. [S151] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. Jacobs Mennonite (Central Woolwich Mennonite) CC#4583 Internet Link.
      Brubacher / In memory of / Catharine / Martin Brubacher / born Nov . 25, 1808 / died Feb . 1, 1895 / aged 86 years / 2 months 7 days / John / Weber Brubacher / born Dec . 9, 1803 / died Mar . 12, 1886 / aged 82 years / 3 months 3 days / But as for me and my house / we will serve the Lord . Joshua 24: 15 /

      John W . , the first Brubacher to / settle in Woolwich, walked the entire distance from Mifflin / County, Pennsylvania to his lot No . 17, one mile due west of / here in 1825 where previously only wild game, Indians and a / few trappers had roamed . Catharine Martin came with / her parents in 1825 . Married in 1827, together they braved / the hardships and reaped the rewards as pioneers to a ripe / old age . They were honest, God-fearing Christian folks in / the Mennonite faith . John W . helped to organize and build / the first Meeting House here and school beside it where he / continued as the first deacon until his death . In 1847 he / built and operated a sawmill on his land by the river, and / in 1855 he built a woollen mill by the river below Hawkesville . / It is in honour and memory of these good folks who honoured / God all of their lives that this memorial has been placed here / in 1975 by his great-grandson Cranson Brubacher who lived / nearby and others who helped him / To God be the honour and glory

    5. [S151] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. Jacobs Mennonite (Central Woolwich Mennonite) CC#4583 Internet Link.
      Zum Andenken / an / Johannes W . / Brubacher / geb . 9 Dec . 1803 / gest . 12 Maer . 1886 / Alter / 82 Jah . 3 Mon . 3 Ta . /

    6. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 1 Page 15.

    7. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 3, Pg. 15.

    8. [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..., 60.

    9. [S151] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. Jacobs Mennonite (Central Woolwich Mennonite) CC#4583 Internet Link.
      Brubacher / In memory of / Catharine / Martin Brubacher / born Nov . 25, 1808 / died Feb . 1, 1895 / aged 86 years / 2 months 7 days / John / Weber Brubacher / born Dec . 9, 1803 / died Mar . 12, 1886 / aged 82 years / 3 months 3 days / But as for me and my house / we will serve the Lord . Joshua 24: 15 /

    10. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 6 Page 5.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Dec 1803 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonist - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Mar 1886 - Near St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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