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

John George "George" Elbert

Male 1828 - 1916  (88 years)


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  • Name John George "George" Elbert 
    Born 27 Mar 1828  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Name George Elbert  [4
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    labourer 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    labourer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Laborer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    U. Brethren 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-59562 
    Died 31 Aug 1916  Moorefield, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I59562  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father John Michael "Michael" Elbert,   b. 10 May 1790, of, Waterloo Twp., Region of Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Rosina,   b. 10 May 1796, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1878, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F9145  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane Dearling,   b. 1827, Petworth, , Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1863, Lexington (Waterloo City), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1852  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. Michael D. Elbert,   b. 1852, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1926, Moorefield, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. John Elbert,   b. 1856, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Susanna Elbert,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Rosina Elbert,   b. 18 Apr 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1911, Petrolia, Lambton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     5. Jaene Elbert,   b. 1 Apr 1863, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1863, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F24694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eva Kaufman,   b. 28 Feb 1841, , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1925, Moorefield, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Children 
     1. Esarias Elbert,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Noah Elbert,   b. 4 Dec 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1943, Moorefield, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. George Elbert,   b. 1875,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Ann Elbert,   b. 1880,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Elizabeth Elbert,   b. CA 1884,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F237264  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE

      An interesting meeting took place the Saturday before last in the old log cabin in Waterloo Park.

      This house was, of course, the first schoolhouse in this area and stood originally on the school-house square at the corner of King and Church Streets in Waterloo. It was built in 1820 and served its purpose until 1842, when it was torn down and a 1-storey stone house was constructed on the site. The dismantled log house was erected again in Greenbush and served as a residence for a long time for the coloured man, Mr. Carroll and his family. In the course of this year, the Waterloo Park Commissioners purchased the house, moved it to their park and furnished it again as it was when it was a school-house.

      At this gathering, in addition to many other ladies and gentlemen, the following (male and female) former pupils attended, took their places on the benches, and were called to order by the 82-year-old teacher, Benjamin Burkholder, who held the scepter, or rather, the switch, from 1831 to 1842 in the old log-house: Joel Guth, 80 years old; Abraham Scherk, Blair, 79; Jakob Bricker, Waterloo, 77; Sarah Burkholder, nee Erb, Bridgeport, 75; Amos Weber, Berlin, 73; John C, Bricker, Hawksville, 71; Maria Erb, nee Quickfall, Norwich 69; David B. Eby, Waterloo, 69; Wendel Baumann, Woolwich, 68; Henry Stauffer, Erbsville, 67; Simon Beatty, Elmira, 67; Jakob Ratz, New Hamburg, 67; Israel Baumann, Berlin, 65; George Elbert, Moorefield, 63; George H. Baumann, Elmira, 63; John Devitt, Waterloo, 62; Richard Quickfall, Bridgeport, 62; Isaak Hoffmann, Waterloo, 61; Robert Barkwell, Peel, 60; Diana McMahon, nee Dekay, Berlin, 60; Thomas Quickfall, Floradale, 60; Benjamin Devitt, Waterloo, 60; Isaak Devitt, Floradale, 58; John Longmann, Peel, 57. In addition, to these, the teacher read the names of 25 pupils from the roll; they were, however, absent.

      Mr. Burkholder gave an interesting talk about the history of the old school-house, and after him, Rev. J.A. MacLachlan, Rev. J. McNair, Mr. J.E. Baumann, M.P., and Mr. Jakob Ratz spoke about the old days which brought many things out of the past to mind again. School was, as a rule, only in session in winter and the costs were borne by the parents of the children. There were few subjects taught, namely: Reading, Writing and Sums. The children heard little about language, and geography; no child had more than 2 or 3 books. The predominant language was German. The pupils learned to read and write English, but didn't understand a word of it. Among the teachers in the old school-house from 1820-1842, with the exception of Mr. Burkholder, were the following whose names are still recognized: Jephtha DeKay, Joseph Guth, John Herringer, Peter Otto, John Dobbin, Elias Eby, Robert Barber, & Joseph Eby.

      After those present, on hearing the various speeches felt themselves transported back to the past, the school was closed at four o'clock and the pupils were gathered together in front of the school and photographed as a group. On their return into the school, they found it had been transformed into a dining room with heavily-laden tables, which the old-timers thoroughly enjoyed. After everyone had chatted cordially for a while longer, the gathering broke up. The company will not meet again in complete numbers, nor in such a way.

      Berliner Journal September 26, 1895 Page 4 Column 4

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 27.

    2. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 9 Page 76.

    3. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 27.

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 9 Apr 1863.
      4 Apr 1863 in Lexington, wife of Georg, 35 yrs.

    5. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Fredereck W. Bindemann, Minister Of The United Lutheran And German Reformed Protestant Church, Greenbush, Waterloo Twp., 1 Jan. 1852 - 1 Jan. 1853 #226.
      George Elbert, Labourer, To Jane Dearling, Both Of Waterloo. Rev. Bindemann. Wit. Robert Cook And Fredereck Kepke, Both Of Waterloo.

    6. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Geoge Elbert, labourer of Waterloo Twp. married 7 Sep 1852 at Greenbush by banns to Jane Dearling of Waterloo Twp. wit: Robert Cook of Waterloo T. & Frederick Kepke of Waterloo T.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Mar 1828 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - labourer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - labourer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Sep 1852 - Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - U. Brethren - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Aug 1916 - Moorefield, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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