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

Jacob Brubacher[1, 2, 3]

Male 1758 - 1793  (35 years)


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  • Name Jacob Brubacher 
    Born 11 Jun 1758  of, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00018-1372 
    Died 31 Aug 1793  [1, 2
    Cause: yellow fever 
    Person ID I444  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father John Brubacher,   b. 1719, West Hempfield Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Maria Tauner,   b. 11 Feb 1729,   d. 21 Jun 1802  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1751  [1
    Family ID F155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Erb,   b. 17 Mar 1762, Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1844  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1781  [1, 2, 4
    Children 
     1. Jacob Brubacher,   b. 27 Jan 1782, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1854, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. John Brubacher,   b. 26 Sep 1783, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1792  (Age 8 years)
     3. Henry Brubacher,   b. 21 May 1785, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1785, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Christian Brubacher,   b. 18 Sep 1787, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1853  (Age 65 years)
     5. Mary Brubacher,   b. 6 Aug 1789, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1834, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     6. Susannah Brubacher,   b. 20 Jun 1791, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1878, Lebanan Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. Deacon John E. Brubacher,   b. 11 Jul 1793, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F156  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Jacob Brubacher, "the fourth member of the last named family, was born June 11th, 1758. He, in 1781, was married to Susannah Erb who was born March 17th, 1762, and died January 22nd, 1844, aged 81 years, 10 months and 5 days. They commenced 'keeping house' on the old 'Brubacher homestead' in Elizabeth Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They afterwards moved to Ephrata village, same county, to what is now called 'Keller's Mill', which they owned and also the farm adjoining it. Jacob Brubacher was a good farmer and a successful miller. During a trip on business to Philadelphia he contracted the yellow fever from which he died. His death occurred August 31st, 1793, aged 35 years, 2 months, and 20 days. His young widow devoted her time and energies nobly in the raising of her family of seven children. Two of the family, Maria, married to Benjamin Eby and John, the youngest of the family, moved to Canada, as also did Elias a son of Christian. In the year 1809 the widow, Susannah Brubacher, paid a visit to her daughter, Maria, who then resided in Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Ontario. Here in Waterloo, Ontario, she met her parents, Christian and Maria (Scherch) Erb who had moved here but a short time previously. Her three brothers, Jacob, Abraham, and John, and four sisters, Elizabeth, Barbara, Anna, and Magdalena, were all married and had moved here during the years 1804-1807. In the year 1816 she paid her second visit to this part of the country. This time her youngest son, John, accompanied her. He was unmarried and was about 23 years of age. She remained here two years with her son, John, who started on his farm, lot No. 57, German Company's Tract. After his marriage she returned home to spend her remaining days in the service of her Lord more fully so that when the death summons should call her away she would be ready to meet her Lord in peace. It is related that on her last journey over the Alleghanies she noticed a large rattle snake lying on the middle of the road, she dismounted her pony and with a well-aimed blow she killed this dangerous serpent, thus proving to be a woman of courage. The names of Jacob and Susannah (Erb) Brubacher's children were Jacob, John, Henry, Christian, Mary, Susannah, and John. Of those who remained in Pennsylvania we shall give merely names of children but of those members of the above family who settled in Canada we shall give a full history."


      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..., 340.

    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..., 616.

    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..., 550.

    4. [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...