Jacob Hespeler

ID # 6884, (1853-1927)
FatherJacob Hespeler (1811-1881)
MotherElise (Lissie) Diehl (1817-1881)
BirthJacob Hespeler was born on 10 September 1853 at Preston, Waterloo Co., Canada West. 
MarriageHe married Sophia Josephine Taylor on 28 April 1880 at Township of Westminster, Middlesex Co..
Mrge reg. 006672-80 Westminster Twp., Middlesex Co.
Jacob Hespeler, 25, bachelor, banker, Church of England. Born Preston, residing Millbrook. Parents Jacob and Lizzie Hespeler.
Sophia Josephine Taylor, 24, spinster, Church of England. Born Ireland, residing London (Ontario). Parents John B. and Jane Taylor. Witnesses James Mahon, London, and Charlotte Higginson, New York.
On 28th April, 1880, at the residence of Col. Taylor, Township of Westminster, by Rev. Edward M. Bland.
DeathHe died on 4 November 1927 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, at age 74. 
BurialHe was buried on 7 November 1927 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo, Ontario. 
NoteJacob and Sophia appears in the 1881 census in the Town of Waterloo, Waterloo County, in the 1881 census. He is shown as a bank manager, age 26, born Ontario, and she is shown as age 25, born Ireland.

They are still in Waterloo Town as of the 1891 census and he is still a bank manager, though by this time they have with them three children, Percy, age 10, Laura, age 8, and Ethel, age 6.

Jacob and Sophia are still in Waterloo Town as of the 1901 and 1911 censuses, but by 1921 they are in Toronto.

Death reg 006773-27 Toronto, York Co.
Jacob Hespeler died on November 4, 1927, at Alexandra Place Apartments. Age 73. Born Canada. Retired Banker. Born September 1854 (?). Parentage not given. Physician R. H. Thomas Burial November 7, 1927, at Waterloo. Informant Ethel Hespeler, daughter, Alexandra Place Apartments, University Ave.

Page 14 of the November 5, 1927, edition of the Toronto Daily Star has an attractive obituary for Jacob, including a photograph. Such newspaper accounts do contain the occasional error. This story tells that he was born in Hespeler, but his own marriage registration as well as some census information tells that he was born in Preston, which is the more likely correct. The story tells that Jacob, in his day, enjoyed curling and bowling. He was a manager of the Molson's Bank prior to his retirement. At the time of his death, he was living in the Alexandra Apartments with his daughter Ethel. His daughter Laura is identified at Mrs. Adam Currie of Cornwall (Ontario). Jacob, an Anglican, attended the Church of the Redeemer while living in Toronto. The day of Jacob's death was a Friday, 4 November, 1927, and the funeral was held Monday, November 7, at Waterloo. 

Children of Jacob Hespeler and Sophia Josephine Taylor

Last Edited23 Mar 2019