File 10 - Wanderbuch.

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  • 1822-1829 (Creation)
    Hailer, Jacob

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Jacob Hailer was born in Wilferdingen, Grossherzogthum Baden, Germany and emigrated to North America in 1829. He established himself as a wheelwright in Kitchener in 1833 and was instrumental in establishing the Evangelical Association religion in Canada. He married Margareth Riehl (1807-1885) and together they had 6 children, including Catharine Hailer who married Louis Breithaupt.

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The Wagners and Hailers were prominent early families in Waterloo County, Ontario, as were the Staebler, Biehn/Bean and Breithaupt families.

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One wanderbuch (journeybook) recording Jacob Hailer's journeyman as a wheelwright. A wanderbuch served as both a passport and a resume and has pages for local authorities to give approval to work and for employers to make statements about the worker's qualifications. Hailer worked in various cities across Germany including Durlach, Muhlburg, and Kehl.

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Donated by Gordon Wagner in September 1990 and May 1991.


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  • German

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Rev JB Jan 2019.

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