Jacob and Maria (Weber) Brubacher

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Title: Jacob and Maria (Weber) Brubacher family fonds

Dates of creation: 1840

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch:  Jacob S. Brubacher (1818-1896) and Maria (Mary) Weber (1815-1888) were married in Waterloo County in 1840.They lived on a farm near Bridgeport for four years, then moved to a farm three miles west of Kitchener (part of lot 35). The couple had four children.

Custodial history: A photocopy of the marriage certificate was given to the Archives from the Archives of the Mennonite Church (Goshen, Ind.). Later, in 2015, the Archives of the Mennonite Church transferred the original certificate, along with the other original materials in this fonds, to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario. The fonds was originally received by the Archives of the Mennonite Church from the estate of "Moses Brubacher" in 1948. This is probably Bishop Moses M. Brubacher of St. Jacobs, a grandson of Jacob and Maria Brubacher.

Scope and content: Notice of marriage for Jacob and Maria Brubacher, school records, copybooks, some miscellaneous writings, and a tax assessment.

Notes: For photographs related to this family search the Mennonite Archival Image Database.
Further materials related to this family may be found by searching the Archives and Library.
Original archival description created 2013 by Laureen Harder-Gissing and updated in 2016.

File list:

  1. Notice of marriage signed by Benjamin Eby and two witnesses (Benjamin Weber and Johannes Brubacher).
  2. "Daily, weekly and monthly register of School Section No. 8 in Township of Waterloo for the quarter ending April 6th, 1851."
    Note: School Section No. 8 school was known as Oberholtzer's or Elmdale School. Jacob S. and Maria Brubacher's daughter Susannah attended the school as early as 1847.
  3. "Day book for School No. 8, Township of Waterloo," 1847
  4. Rate bill for school fees in School Section No. 8, 8 Apr 1947
  5. Tax assessment for Jacob S. Brubacher, 1854
  6. Two copybooks from the schooldays of Jacob S. Brubacher, 1837, 1838
  7. Miscellaneous writings by Jacob S. Brubacher including poems (authorship unknown), ca. 1838
    Includes translations by Erica Jantzen, 2016
  8. Archives of the Mennonite Church accessioning record, [1948?]


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