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Jacob Strickler Bretz

Male 1800 - 1879  (79 years)


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  • Name Jacob Strickler Bretz  [1
    Born 11 Jan 1800  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened Between 1816 and 1825 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Aug 1879  Plattsville, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 20 Aug 1879  Blenheim, Oxford North, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Blenhiem Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I34  Our Family History
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2015 

    Father Jacob Bretz,   b. 04 Oct 1766, Pennsylvania, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1843, Hespeler, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Abt 1797  Pennsylvania, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Wieler,   b. 30 May 1809, Pennsylvania, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 1894, Washington, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 22 May 1827  Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gerhard Bretz,   b. 20 Apr 1829, Fisher Mills, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1905, El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Natural]
     2. Mary Ann Bretz,   b. 25 Apr 1831, Fisher Mills, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1903, Bosanquet, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Natural]
     3. Benjamin Bretz,   b. 24 Feb 1835, Fisher Mills, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1882, Preston, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)  [Natural]
     4. John Wieler Bretz,   b. 24 May 1837, Fisher Mills, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jan 1908, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Natural]
     5. Samuel Bretz,   b. 11 Oct 1839, Fisher Mills, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1915, St Clair, Michigan, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Natural]
     6. Jacob Bretz,   b. 27 Mar 1843, Fisher Mills, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1926, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Natural]
     7. Henry Bretz,   b. 23 Jan 1846, Fisher Mills, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1920, Shelburne, Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Natural]
     8. Abraham Bretz,   b. 25 Aug 1850, Fisher Mills, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1940, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [Natural]
     9. Aaron Bretz,   b. 14 Apr 1853, Fisher Mills, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1920, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Raised near Preston and Fisher Mills, Ontario. Spent a few years in Pennsylvania as a boy.

      Took over the family farm from his father in 1832.

      Jul 16, 1837, Ordained in the Mennonite church at Wanner. Was in the ministry for 40 years

      Lived in Pennsylvania 1800-1806
      Moved to Canada 1806
      Lived near Preston 1806-1812
      Moved to near Fisher Mills 1812
      Lived near Fisher Mills 1812-1865
      Moved to near Plattsville 1865
      Lived near Plattsville 1865-1879

      Ebybook:
      Lived on the old homestead.

      Is buried at Bleneim Mennonite AF21 v

      Jacob Bretz, "son of Jacob and Maria (Strickler) Bretz, was married to Nancy Wiehler and resided on the old homestead where they had a family of eight children, viz:"

      Herald of Truth Obituary - January 1880
      Aug. 17th near Plattsville, ON, Pre. Jacob Bretz, at the age of 79 years, 7 month and 6 days. He frequently manifested a desire to depart this life and be with the Lord, which is far better. On the morning of his death, his prayer was that the Lord would take him to Himself very soon, if it was the divine will and before 11 o'clock his spirit was gone, and the family left to mourn their loss; but their loss is his eternal gain. He was in the ministry 40 years. He was buried on the 20th. Funeral services by George Smith & ______ Fisher, from the latter part of the seventh chapter of Revelation.

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] Ontario, Canada Census Index, 1871, This index to the 1871 Ontario, Canada Census was created by volunteers from the Ontario Genealogical Society from data supplied by Library and Archives Canada., (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Jacob Bretz

    2. [S21] 1891 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;), Database online.
      Record for Jacob Bretz

    3. [S11] Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869-1934, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;), Database online. Roll: .
      Record for Jacob Bretz

    4. Footnote: Aug. 17th, near Plattville, Ont., Pre. JACOB BRETZ, at the age of 79 years, 7 months and 6 days. He frequently manifested a desire to depart this life and be with the Lord, which is far better. On the morning of his death, his prayer was that the Lord would take him to himself very soon, if it was the divine will and before 11 o,clock his spirit was gone, and the family left to mourn their loss; but their loss is his eternal gain. He was in the ministry forty years. He was buried on the 20th. Funeral services by George Smith and _____Fisher, from the latter part of the seventh chapter of Revelations.