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Name: Cathy Lee <cathyimagine@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-12-30
Comments:
I have lots of info. on early Windham Twp. families, especially Bookton, & am working on the history of the P.O.

 

Name: Greg Omli <greg.omli@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-11-13
Comments:
Who are the parents of Henrietta Sturgis, born 1867 - 1868?

She is in the household of my gg grandfather Daniel B Sturgis in the 1871 census, Ontario, N. Oxford, Blenheim, page 16; and 1881 census, Ontario, Chatham Township, District 180, page 60. Daniel was born 1809, widowed 1861.

Thanks,

Greg Omli

 

Name: BARBIE DEMERS <barbiedemers@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-11-12
Comments:
I'm reasearching my PATERNAL family history
FRANCIS ELWOOD(ELLWOOD)GREAT-GREAT GRANDPA
FRANCIS ELWOOD GREAT GRANDPA
AMOS ELLWOOD GRANDPA
STANLEY FRANCIS ELLWOOD MY FATHER

 

Name: Mary Jo Vincent <mjvincent1@att.net>
Date: 2011-11-10
Comments:
I am seeking any information concerning my great great grandparents John and Margaret Dennis Vincent. They were reportedly married in Blenheim in 1826. They were Methodists. It is possible to have someone search church records for this marriage?
 

Name: Frances Baker user name Liz <liz854@telus.net>
Date: 2011-06-04
Comments:
George Crerar Princeton Ont went missing Second World War
2 1942 . I am looking for the date and place that his body was found frozen. Any help would be appreciated .
I was from the area and this unfo is for Historical Reasons . Many thanks.

 

Name: Kirsten <kfbrzozowska@dccnet.com>
Date: 2011-04-05
Comments:

Hi Dave and Helen,

Re: Embro North Cemetery

Recently I answered a query from an American lady on the Canada list of Genforum. Not many details to go on but I connected the dots, checked the Oxford Genweb site and found a photo. This is the lady's reply which I hope will let you know the results of all the work you do.

>>Kirsten:

Oh, thank you so very much! You brought tears to my eyes to know where my uncle has been laid to rest these many years. Our family never knew where. You have made this 83 year old very happy. God bless you.

Thanks again.

Gladys<<



 

Name: Sheila Craig <smcraig1@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-04-04
Comments:
Looking for Jean Elizabeth Christner, Mary Ellen Christner, Allan Armstrong, and Ann Armstrong - all descendants of Leonard Craig of Bright. I belong to his brother Maxwell Craig, of Brantford. (died 1900)
 

Name: marilyn mclees <marilyn2209@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2011-02-26
Comments:
I'm searching for death & burial of Margaret Ann Titus McIntosh, wife fo Andrew Bates McIntosh. died about 1848 reportedly in Oxford County. Her parents were John Titus & Elizabeth Marshall. she was born in New Brunswick 28 July 1813.She was my gggrandmother. Would appreciate any info. thanks, Marilyn
 

Name: Tara McGarrity <dtmcgarrity@bell.net>
Date: 2010-12-18
Comments:
Hello i am looking for any decendentsw of James Sutherland and Ann Gray of west zorra and Amos Reavely and Eleanor Mansfield originally from norfolk then west zorra
 

Name: James Armstrong <jarmstrongcma@execulink.com>
Date: 2010-12-17
Comments:
Hi:)
I was wondering if you knew where I could find a listing of the names on the Woodstock Cenotaph online.
Thanks if you can help.

 

Name: Ella KLein <sparkle36@dishmail.net>
Date: 2010-07-21
Comments:
I am looking for a copy of the 1842 census for West Zorra, Oxford Co. Surname MATHESON.
 

Name: Brenda Searles <bren2008@live.ca>
Date: 2010-07-09
Comments:
David Hardy married Isabella Pickwell of Blenheim, Dec 18, 1846 (per Gore Marr.Records). Is her father James Pickwell, and brother John (who married 3 times).?
Any information on this family? Thank you.

 

Name: Brenda <Searles>
Date: 2010-07-09
Comments:
David Hardy married Isabella Pickwell of Blenheim, Dec 18, 1846 (per Gore Marr.Records). Is her father James Pickwell, and brother John (who married 3 times).?
Any information on this family? Thank you.

 

Name: Marcia Moxham <marcia.moxham@shawcable.com>
Date: 2010-06-16
Comments:
Could anyone please recommend a genealogist for hire who can search Woodstock PL and Oxford Co. OGS branch resources on our behalf? We are trying to ascertain the date and place of death of Mary Carnwath (nee Howitt), James Carnwath and their daughter, Anne Felicia Carnwath and to obtain supporting documentation.

Thank you,

Marcia Moxham

 

Name: Don Lowe <dwlowe@telusplanet.net>
Date: 2010-05-24
Comments:
PECK - LOWE; MONTGOMERY, CANNOM, NOE, SHARP, PERRY, MILNE
Looking for descendants of John and Sarah (Lowe) Peck. John and Sarah came to PEI from Norfolk, England and then to Oxford County, Ontario. Family history starting in Salford and Ingersoll, mid 1840's.

 

Name: helen murray-cordi <thcordi@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2010-03-23
Comments:
Hi there, I am looking for descendants of James George Murray. He was my Great- great grandfather. My Great grandfather's name was Dereward L Murray and he was married to myrtle metcalfe ( Knox)She died in her early 20's and Dereward remarried and had another son Dereward Leroy Murray. If anyone has any information please email me . Thanks
 

Name: D. Geddes <geddes.diane@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-03-15
Comments:
For rzimmer: Perhaps this will help you. 013625-23 Charles Edgar GARDINER, 21, farmer, Cornell Oxford Co Ont, Tilbury E. twp,. s/o Victor GARDINER b. Boston Mass. & Lillie May VAIL, married Leta Verlyn COFFEL, 18, farmer's daughter, Tilbury E. twp, Tilbury E. twp., d/o John COFFEL b. Raleigh twp. & Lucy MIFFLIN, witn: Mrs. V. GARDNER, Tilbury, Mrs. G. KERSEY, Tilbury, 13 August 1923 at Tilbury
 

Name: l zimmer <redzimmer@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-03-08
Comments:
I did a search on ancestry.com for a Charles Edgar Gardiner born 17 mar 1906 and it came up in Oxford county and division of Sor_________ that I couldn't make out. Do you know what it would be?
 

Name: Fredda Steeves <fasteeves@bellaliant.net>
Date: 2010-01-20
Comments:
My gg grandfather capt. philip graham of oxford north. Know some of his family went back to england. wondering about those that remained in woodstock.
 

Name: liz <liz854@telus.net>
Date: 2010-01-10
Comments:
Searching for the School and the years that Miss McTaggert
may have taught ,possibly Princeton High School some
time ?around 1828 + or - . What would the school have
been called at that time ?? Thank you.

 

Name: Ronald Sage <ronald.sage@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2009-12-24
Comments:
I am trying to track down some family history. In the very late 1800`s William Sage and his son William Sylvester Sage conducted a windmill design and repair business, in Oxford County selling them under the name of Little Gaint and Big Giant. Would you have any info that might help me out? Thanks Ron
 

Name: Dan E, Barrett <barrettdan@cogeco.ca>
Date: 2009-12-21
Comments:
Looking for the ancestry of James Hunter Driver, born Dec 15, 1915 in Woodstock, ON., married Dec 8, 1939 to Audrey May Illingworth in Woodstock. His parents were likely Ernest James Driver and Flossie M. Hunter. Ernest's parents could have been John & Emily Driver.
 

Name: L. Bugg <liz.bugg@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-12-19
Comments:
I am looking for any information regarding my gggrandfather, Nicholas Van Slyke (Vanslack) b.approx. 1800 in the U.S., and later living in Oxford County.
 

Name: Steve <Jamiesonsteve@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2009-11-16
Comments:
Hello I am looking for this clan

James M Wilson born in Scotland abt 1837

*Died 1896 (Age: 59)
* Oxford South, Ingersoll Ontario Canada

married Agnes Glen born in Scotland abt 1839 Children
Marian Wilson (1862-)
Jessie Wilson (1865-)
Agnes Wilson (1871-)
James Arthur Wilson (1875-)
Margeretta K Wilson (1879-1925)
ē Census 1871
Age: 33 Residence Oxford South, Ontario, 'Canada'

 

Name: Sandy Porter <sporter507@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-10-24
Comments:
Looking for information on the William and Susanna Mary Grummett Porter family. In the obituary of their son Charles A Porter (died 22 sept 1926 in Alpena, MI) it states that he was born in Woodstock, Ontario about 1850. Found William & Susanna in Huron County in 1861. Charles and his brother Amos (on marriage record of Amos in Huron Co., to Sarah Leete it lists his brithplace as Beverly Twp.) came to MI about 1870 and settled in Au Sable, Iosco Co., MI and were fishermen.

Thank you.

 

Name: Kathy Hastings Hoeldke <ldyk171@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2009-10-09
Comments:
I found something of interest to you. but I tried to phone you and I forgot your # If you want email me and I send you mine ph #.

PARISH REGISTER 0F BROCKVILLE AND VICINITY, 1814-1830

Edited by H. R. MORGAN

This old register, since 1885 kept in the office of the Synod of
the Diocese of Ontario (at Kingston), constitutes (with the
exception of a few baptismal entries made by the Rev. Dr. John
Stuart in the course of an early visit to the Johnstown
District) the earliest known parochial records of the Church of
England in the territory now embraced in the Counties of Leeds
and Grenville.

They are to be found in a paper-covered book, of several
sections, parts of which bear evidence of having been copied
from the originals many years ago. The earliest section is,
however, inscribed "De Baptismis" in the handwriting of the
pioneer missionary, the Rev. John Bethune (see "The Bethunes",
Ontario Historical Society, Papers and Records, Volume XXVII,
1931), but, unfortunately, only the smallest fragment of these
baptismal records is included and thus the marriages solemnized
by Mr. Bethune are alone recorded. The record of baptisms seems
to have been deliberately torn from the book. An attached slip of
paper bears this wording: "Brockville Parish Registers received
from the Rev. W. H. Gunning and afterwards copied. The originals
were mutilated when I received them. E. Denroche." On the inside
front cover there are the further notations by Mr. Denroche, a
later rector of the church: "This registry was thus mutilated
when entrusted to my charge by Col. Carley. E.D." and "the
mutilated part seems to be, or have been, in Mr. Bethune's
handwriting & to be, or have been, a registry of baptisms,
E.D.". The "Col. Carley" mentioned was probably Colonel
Bartholomew Carley, U.E.L., who came up the St. Lawrence with
the first brigade of boats and survived to reach the age of 87
when he died in 1844. On the inside of the back cover Mr.
Denroche is again at pains to record that the registers were
"given into my hands by Rev. W. H. Gunning." Unfortunately,
there is no reference whatever to burials.

It was in July, 1814, that the Bishop of Quebec ordained John
Bethune and appointed him to "the cure of souls" in the
townships of Elizabethtown and Brockville. The young clergyman
made his headquarters in the village of Maitland, where he also
conducted the Johnstown District Grammar School, being latterly
assisted by his brother, Alexander N. Bethune, subsequently
Bishop of Toronto. Mr. Bethune did not, however, confine his
labours to the established settlements along the north shore of
the St. Lawrence. As his correspondence records and as his
register confirms, he made various tours of the interior before
he left Brockville (to which place he had moved his grammar
school) in 1818 to become rector of Christ Church, Montreal,
exchanging with the Rev. John Leeds, originally of Norfolk,
England. Mr. Bethune later became Dean of Montreal.

It must be borne in mind that throughout the ministry of Mr.
Bethune in Elizabethtown and Augusta and for some time
thereafter there was no church building of the Church of England
in that district with the exception of the Blue Church in
Augusta which does not seem to have been used very extensively.
Services in Brockville were conducted in the early Court House
and continued in that environment until the opening of St. Peter's
church in 1831. St. James' church, Maitland (still standing)
preceded it in 1830 and of even greater antiquity in the two
counties is St. Paul's, Delta, which was erected as a Baptist
church in 1811 and later shared by Baptists and Anglicans until
finally it passed exclusively into the latter's hands.

In 1821 the mission was divided, the eastern part of Augusta
and Edwardsburg being taken by Rev. Robert Blakey, newly arrived
from England, and the western part by Mr. Leeds. As early as
December, 1812, the Honourable Charles Jones, M.L.C., had given
the prospective church wardens a lot for church purposes on which
the first parsonage-house was erected. On April 27, 1825,
Mr. Jones further deeded land to the Honourable Livius Peters Sherwood,
the Honourable Jonas Jones and Duncan Carley for a church, and the
laying of its corner-stone took place in 1826, some months before
Mr. Leeds' transfer to Coteau du Lac. In ill health for some time,
be died in New York on March 12, 1847, while en route to England.
There is evidence in his register to prove that be, too,
travelled extensively throughout the surrounding district.

After a brief period during which the Honourable and Rev. C. J.
Stewart, son of the Seventh Earl of Galloway, acted as visiting
missionary in the course of his travels through the archdeaconries
of York and Kingston, the Rev. John Wenham, remembered for his
habit of wearing a cocked hat and a coat adorned with brass buttons,
assumed charge of the mission and it was during his incumbency
that steps were taken to build a church. Pending its completion,
he preached in the Court House and School House, and it was not
until April 17, 1831, after several subscription lists had been
opened and Mr. Wenham had left for England on a holiday, that
St. Peter's was actually opened for worship with the Rev.
William Hudson Gunning as locum tenens. Of stone roughcast with
a square tower typical of the period, its interior is richly
finished in black walnut and it contains more memorials of
various types than any other church in the district. Arthur
McClean, who is said to have had experience in church architecture
in his native Ireland, was the architect.

All the records reproduced here are, consequently, anterior to
the completion of St. Peter's church and they indicate that the
early missionaries in the district were particularly zealous in
spreading their ministrations throughout the surrounding
countryside, much of it then little more than a wilderness,
where they habitually conducted services in private houses or in
Schoolhouses. There are frequent references to Wiltsetown (a
settlement south of the existing village of Athens, where the
Rev. Rossington Elms later built a church only to have it
destroyed by fire before it could be used for worship), to
Lamb's Pond (now New Dublin) where another church was built and
opened, to Pucker Street, one of the rear concessions of the
township of Elizabethtown, to Fulford's, a settlement some
miles west of Brockville, and even to Lansdowne, a short
distance east of Gananoque, and the Rideau region, where
settlement was then in its infancy.




April 25. Elizabeth, daughter of Joshua and Mary GILBERT, born March 23, 1823.
Sponsors, Thomas GILBERT, Ann LAMB, Ann WILLOUGHBY.

 

Name: Scott Gillies <marketing@norfolklore.com>
Date: 2009-09-21
Comments:
Hi Dave

Not sure if you will have seen the following information. If you have, I apologize for cross-posting.
>>>>>
Attention Family Historians!

NORFOLKLORE XXXIII, Canada's oldest and original genealogy fair will take place again in Simcoe this coming Saturday September 26th between 10am and 4pm at the Simcoe Seniors Centre and the Eva Brook Donly Museum.

Organized by the Norfolk Historical Society, Norfolklore Ėthe Grand Daddy of all Genealogy Fairs-- is celebrating 33 years of sharing resources and information with the family historian.

More than 20 exhibitors from around Ontario will participate this year, including Ontario Genealogical Society branches from Norfolk, Brant, Oxford, Elgin, Haldimand, Hamilton and Niagara. Global Genealogy, United Empire Loyalists, book publishers and authors will also have booths. There will be demonstrations and displays, rare and out-of-print books for sale, and new resources for the professional and amateur family historian. There will even be a few free items to take home courtesy of the Canadian Council of Archives and the Norfolk Historical Society.

Admission for this One Day Event is only $5 per person and that includes entry to both the Genealogy Fair and to the extensive archival holdings of the Eva Brook Donly Museum -- that's half price off the regular research fee!

For those who have attended in the pasts, remember, NORFOLKLORE XXXIII is at a new location this year. The Simcoe Seniors Centre is located at 89 Pond Street in downtown Simcoe, just two blocks from the Museum which is found at 109 Norfolk St. S. For more information visit the Museumís website www.norfolklore.com or call them at 519-426-1583.

 

Name: Sheila Gray <sheila.gray@talktalk.net>
Date: 2009-08-22
Comments:
Enjoyed the website. Can anyone help me with information about Alexander Fraser who lived in East Nissouri in 1870. His wife of 27 years had died a little before this. Eldest son was Lachlan who in 1870 was running the farm as the father had been ill. Second son was Malcolm but he had gone off somewhere. Daughter was Janet Ann. Information from a letter written in August 1870 to Alexander's sister in Scotland. Very religious content. As far as we can work out, he married in Canada having previously been 10 years in the States. Suggests reply mail be sent to Dornoch PO. Is this nearby? To be honest we are not sure whether this is part of our Family History or not but the letter was found amongst family papers of my grandfather.
 

Name: Diane Hosler <drhosler@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-07-27
Comments:
I am looking for someone with access to the publication 'Wills of Oxford County 1805-1870', to ask if they will do a lookup for Edgerton and Harris. Thank you. Good website and love the picture!
 

Name: Matt Williams <Mattnbarbie4240@aol.com>
Date: 2009-06-18
Comments:
I am searching for Our Johnson family roots are said to be traced back to early America it is believed that we are descends of Sir William Johnson English Indian affairs Minister and Molly Brant. I have sent you What I know about our Johnson Family Thanks for any help Matt

George Johnson was born 1790ís in New York or Canada. He married Margaret Tubbs. They resided in Black Rock New York, also in Mudge Hollow, Canning then moved to Fort Erie, Ontario, where they both Died early in Life. It is believed that George Johnson was an Indian and was possibly married in Mudge Hollow, Where Margaret Tubbs family was residing and two of Margaretís brotherís were married in the Mohawk Chapel. George and Margaret had a son Richard I donít know if they had more children. We have been stuck on George Johnson for along time.

Richard Johnson also seen it spelled Johnstone was born May 3rd, 1820 in Black Rock, New York now Buffalo. But moved to Fort Erie, Canada during his childhood. After the death of His parents around 1826 in Fort Erie Ontario Canada. Richard then went to live with his motherís brother Samuel Tubbs in Paris, Ontario. Richard married Margery Fox in 1841 in Mudge Hollow Canning. Richard and Margery had ten children. On 1851 census Richard and family were living Blenheim Township In 1869 Richard and Margery settled on a farm three miles west of Mayville, Michigan. One of their children was Sarah Eleanor Johnson.

SARAH JOHNSON was born July 8th 1851 in Blenheim Ontario Canada. She married John Walter Elliott 1870 whom she met on her fatherís farm while he was working for a stump pulling Company. Sarah and John were married in Vassar, Michigan. Sarah and John went on to have eight children. She resided and lived out the rest of her days in Mayville Mi. Sarah died June 28 1933 at Mayville Michigan age 81 years and is buried next to her husband sharing the same gravestone in the Fremont Cemetery.

There are many stories passed down through the family from Sarah saying she was Native American and wished to have a fair complexion. Also there is information that Sarahís sister Emily who lived in British Columbia went to visit her cousin the poet in Canada We believe it is Pauline Johnson.






 

Name: Maureen Beecroft <tmbee_2@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-05-06
Comments:
I have an obit for Jane Eliza Wright, wife of James Wright, died Feb 1909 and buried in the Putnam cemetery. Cannot find this on the listing of Oxford Cty cemeteries. Does it have another name?
 

Name: Jean Phelps <waphelps@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-04-06
Comments:
Researching both Phelps and Denby families --My brick wall at present is the father of Silvester Phelps bn about 1796 in U.S.A. --can't seem to make the link.- Also interested in anyone with info on family of Colonel James Atcheson Skinner one of the previous owners of our home as I am trying to write the history of this house. Thanks Jean
 

Name: Keri <keri.stevenson@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-03-28
Comments:
Seeking any information on HENRY TURNER PARSONS and MARTHA MCGOWAN. They had two children that died in Norwich - KATE LOUISA PARSONS and WALTER J. PARSONS (1875). Also, BESSIE MAUD PARSONS was born in Oxford in 1865. Any information, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated!
 

Name: cam <camdan649@shaw.ca>
Date: 2009-02-25
Comments:
I know my grandparents, A.E. Campbell( and wife) and John Middleton( and wife) lived in Embro from at least 1862. I am trying to determine how long they lived there before that date, and where they roginated in Scotland.
 

Name: John B.T. Low <johnlow@gotadsl.co.uk>
Date: 2009-02-22
Comments:
I am researching the Low family that emigrated from Bedfordshire, England probably in the early 1900's. Specifically William Loveridge Low who married a Lilian Ethel Dunham who originated from Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire. As far as I am aware they had 4 children, one of whom was a Betty Lilian Low and a Harold Wells Low. I believe that Betty is deceased, I would be very grateful if anyone could help out with information regarding their descendents.
 

Name: James Climenhage <jclimenh@sfu.ca>
Date: 2009-01-31
Comments:
Hello,

I am looking for information on a Nathaniel Clemenhegg (Climenhegg) or any of his family members including any children or info on his wives CHRISTINA SHISLER b 18 May 1829, JANE THOMPSON b 1832 at Scotland; or ADELINE PRITCHARD b 1825. He is listed in the following book as a blacksmith at West Oxford County:

McEvoy, H. (1869). The province of Ontario gazetteer and directory, containing concise descriptions of cities, towns and villages in the province with the names of professional and business men and principal inhabitants. Toronto: Robertson & Cook.

In the Federal Census of 1871 his wife Jane appears under Jane Clemenheff (Oxford South). I came across a note on a website that said they were married 17 Oct 1860 at Oxford ON but I don't know where this information came from

I notice in the West Oxford United Church Cemetery the following name is listed with no additional information:

CLEMENADE

This may be related.

Any help you can give me is greatly appreciated


 

Name: Colin Birrell <birrell@telusplanet.net>
Date: 2008-12-26
Comments:
Looking for Adam Oliver descendants He was born 1823 in Queens County New Brunswick and moved to Ontario. Married Elizabeth Grieve and 2nd wife was Hellen Rintoul. He married 2nd wife in Niagra Falls Ontario in approx 1868.

 

Name: Patricia A.Paterson <justmetk65@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-10-13
Comments:
Looking for help on finding my grandmothers family(Agnew) in the Woodstock/Ingersoll area.I know my GGrandfather came to Canada from Ireland in the early 1880's.He died,28
May 1924 at age(88)buried in Woodstock Presbyterian, Cementery.Where is this cementery located??Survied by,(4)
sons,David,James&John,and(3)daughters.Mrs.William Dunn of, Saskatehewan,Mrs.John Murray of West Zorra,and my grandmother,Mary Jane Paterson(nee Agnew)Any help would be greatly appricated.
Sincerely yours,
Patricia(Pat)Paterson

 

Name: LYNETTE MCLEOD <mcleodwells@hotkey.net.au>
Date: 2008-07-20
Comments:
My grandfather was Harry Alfred McLeod. He said he ws born in Windsor around the 1870s. His father was Henry and was a Railway Guard.We were told that Harry saw his parents killed or in an accident involving a train and horse and buggy when he was about 12. He was with a sister, name unknown. He was so distraught that he ran away and never went back. I have been unable to find any info on any of this and have not been able to find Henry or his wife on any sites. Henrys wife may have been Doris McMilken or McMillen. Harry rode to british columbia and met two familys along the way.The Gilsouls from Belgium and the Schwebs. I believe they arrived in B.C about 1994 from dakota. Harry married Hannah gilsoul Schweb and went to New Zealand in about 1918. Please help. Lynette McLeod
 

Name: Dave Cooper <dave.cooper2@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2008-06-06
Comments:
This guestbook is working again!
 

Name: Gordon Olson <gordon.olson@comcast.net>
Date: 2008-03-29
Comments:
I am engaged in a research effort involving the Irwin family. Information found thus far indicates Stephen and Elizabeth (Dundass) Irwin came to Oxford County, Ontario, likely in the late 1820s or 1830-31. Family oral tradition says they are of Scottish descent. My one source, a history of Huron County, Michigan, indicates their oldest child, Robert, was born in Oxford Co., Ont., Oct. 17, 1831, attended the common schools there until 18 years of age, learned the carpentersís trade, and when 21 years of age came to St. Clair Co., Mich. I am seeking a genealogist who will conduct fee-based research in Canadian records to learn more about the Irwins in Ontario, such as their arrival date and the place they came from, as well as any information about their time in Oxford County, Ontario.

Gordon Olson

 

Name: Ellen Rininger <jemi3@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-03-11
Comments:
Looking for William Schofield born in 1830's mothers name could have been Awanda or Amanda--
 

Name: Dave Cooper <dave.cooper2@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2008-03-01
Comments:
I have not located either Lori Pelley or David Bantroch, two long time volunteers for the Oxford County GenWeb site. I last talked to David in 2001, his computer was on it's last legs and he felt he was too old to get another.
 

Name: Olive Hoffman <ohoff3@bluebottle.com>
Date: 2008-02-06
Comments:
Can anyone tell me how to make contact with Lori Pelley or have her respond to e-mail, for a look-up as "advertised" on this site? I have tried more than once but have received no response/acknowledgment from her at all. I am trying to help someone with his Dean/Kipp line and we need help with the Kipp line; nothing about this family can be found elsewhere. Does anyone else have access to this book?
................................................................................
Lori Pelley will do lookups in a family history book with the surnames WEEKS, BEAUMONT, BROWN, KIPP and MacDONALD. Lori will also do lookups in the Oxford County Marriage Register for 1898 and 1905, also 1861 - 1869 for the surname BROWN, MacDONALD and WEEKS.

 

Name: Donnie Boursaw <donniebro@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2008-01-29
Comments:
I am looking for information on John Wood. Died about 1843, probably in Blenheim or surrounding area. Married to Juliann Petrie (Petry). Children, Emily married Philip Wilson, Alva married Jane Weatherwax, Matilda married Lewis Mudge, Joseph married Elizabeth Naoma Young, Martha E married J. Lucus. Julia may have married twice after John died. First to John Hunt, and then William Fonger. Am willing to share. Thanks
 

Name: Ken Burns <burnsk@rogers.com>
Date: 2008-01-09
Comments:
John Gunn from Caithness Scotland married Sarah Wilkie from Oxford County. They were born abt 1820 and had a son John Gunn who married Phoebe Ann Trumbull Oct. 1872. Phoebe was born in New Brunswick and John was born In Burgessville in 1853. I am seeking any information about Wilkies,Gunns and Trumbells. Any info is appreciated.
Ken Burns
Orillia, Ont.

 

Name: J. Tegg <lilliputresearch@btinternet.com>
Date: 2008-01-02
Comments:
EMBRO

Seeking any information on an ALBERT and/or FLORA CLARKE whose address in the 1930's (?) was R.R.1, EMBRO, Ontario.

ALBERT was supposedly related to my Nan who was from Southampton, England and he was working, at least for sometime, as a Lumberjack. My mother knitted scarves for him to be sent out to keep him warm in about 1937.

I have no idea when he arrived, if indeed FLORA was his wife or if he/they stayed in Canada. Any help would be so appreciated as my mother is now very elderly and I just cannot resolve this for her.

Thank you.

 

Name: Lorraine Cook <lncook@shaw.ca>
Date: 2007-12-03
Comments:
Looking for any information concerning George Keil Cook born in Oxford County in 1857 or 1858. Father's name was Joachim (?) Cook -- mother's maiden name was Keil. Any suggestions or facts would be appreciated.
 

Name: julia <julia7kings@aol.com>
Date: 2007-11-13
Comments:
I am looking for information on Father and son, both named Charles Alfred Cain, born in England. Emigrated to the USA Lake Erie, Ohio, in around 1909/10, found them in the 1910 census with Louie, (wife) and other son William. Louie and William returned to England in 1912.
Both Charles seem to have disappeared, but after a family member mentioned Ontario, I have found a death certificate for Charles Snr dated May 7th 1931, name of father Edward, and informed by son, Charles alfred Cain. All seem to fit my charles. unfortunately I cannot read the doctors writing on the death certificate i got from ancestry. So if anyone can help please. Being in the UK, I am finding it difficult to track anything later than 1910.

It looks like he was buried at Riverside, he lived at 1196 James St, Mt Dennis His sons address looks like Thamesford kent or lent, which I am told is in Oxford County? trying to read doctors writing is terrible. This Cain was born in 1862, and the son was born in 1899.

I am trying to trace the family and to see what happened to this line. Charles Snr was my mother in laws grandfather, she was the daughter of william she desperately wanted to know what had happened to them. She has now passed, but we have decided to contine the search.

Thank you