Kitchener Public Library Digital Collections
Jacob Hespeler


Description
Creator:
City Mart Photographic Gallery, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Black and white, head and shoulders, studio portrait of Jacob Hespeler.
Notes:
Born in 1810 in Wuertemberg, Germany, Jacob Hespeler first emigrated to the United States before reaching Preston in 1830. During his stay in Preston, Hespeler operated a general store and founded several industries. After a failed attempt to purchase the John Erb Mill, Hespeler left Preston and moved to New Hope in 1845, where he purchased a valuable water privilege and constructed saw, flour, distillery, and woolen mills. Hespeler was an ardent promoter of the arrival of Great Western Railway in New Hope, which served as a connection between Galt and Guelph. The settlement of New Hope became the village of Hespeler on 1 January 1859 and Jacob Hespeler served as the first reeve. Hespeler died on 22 March 1881.

City Mart Photographic Gallery was located in San Francisco, California. Jacob Hespeler visited California in the early 1870's according to the 1969 Waterloo Historical Society annual volume.
Inscriptions:
Front: City Mart Photographic Gallery, Junction of Market and Kearny Streets, San Francisco, Jacob Hespeler.

Reverse: Reporter 2x3 Zinc
Date of Original:
[between 1870 and 1875]
Date Of Event:
between 1870 and 1875]
Dimensions:
Width: 5.2 cm
Height: 7.3 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 5.2cm
Image Height: 7.3cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
P000434
Collection:
Waterloo Historical Society
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.4304838863865
    Latitude: 43.4304838863865 Longitude: -80.3104019165039
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Terms of Use:
If you would like to obtain a digital or print copy of this image, please see KPL's Photographic Reproduction Policy at http://www.kpl.org/localhistory/photographs
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Jacob Hespeler


Black and white, head and shoulders, studio portrait of Jacob Hespeler.