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Jacob Bretz

Male 1766 - 1843  (76 years)


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  • Name Jacob Bretz  [1
    Born 04 Oct 1766  Pennsylvania, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Buried Jul 1843  Hespeler, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wanner Mennonite Cemetery
    Died 11 Jul 1843  Hespeler, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Possibly living with son
    Person ID I35  Our Family History
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2015 

    Father Unknown Bretz,   b. Abt 1740, Pennsylvania, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Pennsylvania, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Abt 1760 
    Family ID F417  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Strickler,   b. 04 Sep 1766, Pennsylvania, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1853, Hespeler, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married Abt 1797  Pennsylvania, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Strickler Bretz,   b. 1798, Pennsylvania, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1835, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)  [Natural]
     2. Jacob Strickler Bretz,   b. 11 Jan 1800, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1879, Plattsville, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Natural]
     3. Elizabeth Bretz,   b. 1804, Pennsylvania, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1882, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Natural]
     4. Catherine Strickler Bretz,   b. 07 Nov 1805, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1888, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Raised near Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

      Was present at his father in law's Will reading in Lancaster in 1804.

      Moved his family to Ontario in 1806.

      Lived in Pennsylvania 1766-1806
      Moved to Canada 1806
      Lived near Preston 1806-1812
      Moved to near Fisher Mills 1812
      Lived near Fisher Mills 1812-1843

      In 1812 purchased a large tract of land:

      Lot No. 9, Second Conn.
      1024 acres, R. Beasley to Jacob Bretz (Pratts), December 20th, 1812.
      This consisted of Lots 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, Second Conn., Lower Block.

      Ebybook:
      In 1806 they with their family moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, a little below Preston, on the farm that was later occupied by John Clemens.

      Jacob Bretz, "the father of this family in our County, was born in Pennsylvania, November 1st, 1766. He was married to Maria Strickler who was born September 4th, 1766, and died July 19th, 1853. In 1806 they with their family moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, a little below Preston, on the farm now occupied by John Clemens. Their family consisted of four children..."

      Gravestone:
      In / memory of / Jacob Bretz Sen'r / who died July 11, 1843 / aged 76 years / 9 mo. 11 d's / also of Mary, his wife / who died July 19, 1853 / aged / 86 years 10 mo. 15 d's.

      Is recorded by the will reading of his father in law Ulrich Strickler in 1804.
      STRICKLER, ULRICH Rapho Twp.
      August 29, 1804 November 29, 1804
      Wife: Elizabeth Strickler.
      Children: John, Abraham, Henry, Barbara wife of John Leaman,
      Maria wife of Jacob Bretz and Elizabeth wife of Abraham Hostetter.
      Ex.: John and Henry Strickler.

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Catharine Bretz