Mary E Bricker: Birth: 1806. Death: 1893
Sophia Bricker: Birth: 20 DEC 1812. Death: 4 NOV 1895
Leah E Bricker: Birth: 1822. Death: 11 MAR 1869
Note: Samuel Bricker, the youngest son of Peter and Mary (Baer) Bricker, was born July 25th, 1776. He, in company with his brother John and family, Joseph Bechtel and family, and others, came to Canada in spring, 1802. They took up land in Waterloo County, Ontario, near Blair. In autumn, 1802, more than a dozen families had settled within the county. In March 1803, Mr Bricker was obliged to visit "Little York" (Toronto) to transact some private business. While there he received the sad intelligence that the whole of the township of Waterloo was mortgaged.� On his return to Waterloo he informed the settlers of the fact, and in order to prove the report of their friend, the settlers appointed Jacob Bechtel and Samuel Betzner to go to "Little York" and make a though investigation in regard to the mortgage. To their great surprise, they, in making inquiry at the Registry Office, found the report too true and that the amount of the mortgage was $40,000. covering 60,000 acres of land. Mr Samuel Bricker and Joseph Shirk were appointed by the settlers to return to their friends in Franklin, Cumberland, and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania, to make arrangements in raising sufficient money to lift the mortgage, upon which the company still known as the "German Company" was formed. The stockholders entrusted the required sum of money to extinguish the mortgage to Samuel Bricker and Daniel Erb who carried it all the way to Canada on a conveyance. At their return to Canada the money was paid over to the proper parties and thus the mortgage was cancelled. In 1801 Mr. Bricker was married to Rebecca, eldest daughter of John and Rebecca (Hershey) Eby. She was born April 14th, 1781, and died November 4th, 1861. They settled near Chicopee, a little north of Freeport, Ontario, on the east side of the Grand River. Their farm is now in possession of Richard Gehl who is married to a grand-child of old Samuel Bricker. Here they resided until their deaths. His death took place November 15th, 1868, aged 92 years, 3 months, and 29 days. Their family consists of eight children. [Eby Book 1895]
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