Samuel Baer Bricker

Male 1776 - 1868  (92 years)


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  • Name Samuel Baer Bricker 
    Born 25 Jul 1776  Warwick, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Nov 1868  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I521096618  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2007 

    Father Peter Bricker,   b. 1 Apr 1735, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1804, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Mary E Baer,   b. 1739, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1760  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F557633959  Group Sheet

    Family Rebecca Eby,   b. 14 Apr 1781, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1861, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1805 
    Children 
     1. Sophia Bricker,   b. 20 Dec 1812, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1895, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Rebecca Bricker,   b. 22 Sep 1819, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1872, Kitchener (Berlin) (Ebytown), Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F557633958  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jul 1776 - Warwick, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Nov 1868 - Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From Wampumkeepr.com. Ontarios Mennonite Heritage


      It is difficult not to despise Richard Beasley. An early specimen of Upper Canada's notorious 'family compact', Beasley grew rich mixing business and politics. Well-educated, well-connected, Beasley was elected at an early age to the province's first parliament, where he was meant to represent settlers in what is now the Hamilton-Wentworth area. Instead, through his shady land dealings, Beasley cheated both the Six Nation Iroquois and the German-speaking Pennsylvania Mennonites who bought land from him in 1800.

      Sam Bricker was the first Mennonite to hear of Beasley's swindle. In 1803, the red-haired hot-tempered Sam walked from York (Toronto) to the head of Lake Ontario and confronted the Colonel. Beasley confessed: his lands in Block 2 of the Indian Tract were heavily mortgaged and he was only part owner. The twenty deeds he had issued to the Mennonites were worthless. But Beasley was prepared to offer a bargain to Sam Bricker. If the settlers could raise 20,000 pounds Beasley would pay off the mortgage and give the Mennonites clear title to an additional 60,000 acres.

      Sam Bricker raised 20,000 pounds. The Pennsylvania Mennonites were skeptical at first. Migration fever had certainly seized them, but most brethren were looking to Virginia and Maryland, not to the northern forests of Upper Canada. Sam's cousin, John Eby of the Hammer Creek congregation in Lancaster Country, turned the tables in his favor. Old Christian Eby contributed 2500 pounds and The German Company was formed with 26 stockholders. Mennonite women sewed up 200 canvas bags and placed a hundred silver coins in each. The next spring, Sam Bricker and John and Jacob Erb conveyed the treasure up to Canada. On June 29, 1805, Col. Richard Beasley signed his name to a legal deed.



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