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Ellice Township

    Towns, Villages and Hamlets

    A rural area, Ellice township includes the hamlets and villages of Brunner, Rostock, Wartburg, Kinkora, Moserville, Topping, Ellice Center, and Kuhryville.

    Books Specific to Ellice township

    Echoes of Ellice was produced by a committee as one of the series of township histories currently being written.

    There is also a book on Ellice in Vera McNichol's series Reveries of a Pioneer. There's more information on this series on my Perth County Books page.

    Pioneers

    The first settler in Ellice township was Andrew SEEBACH in 1830. He was also the second settler in Perth County. He came with his five sons. The Illustrated Historical Atlas, 1879 (page xvi) says that he arrived in 1828, but it's agreed that it was 1830.

    Other early settlers listed in the 1879 atlas are: George KASTNER, M. STOSKOPF, John ROHFREITSCH, and George BRUNNER, and John SEBRING at Sebringville, which took its name from him (though technically Sebringville is in Downie township, I think).

    Huron County Library has put online many assessment rolls for 1842. This is basically a list of residents of the area in 1842; it tells you who was living there and how much land they owned. Read their introduction first and then go to their Ellice Township page.

    See also the new Perth County Pioneers page for visitors' submissions of their pioneer info.

    Ellice Township links The township of Perth East has a page on The History of Ellice Township

About Perth County, Ontario

Welcome to Perth County GenWeb, your online guide to Perth County Genealogy since February 1998! I am Meg Fuller, Your Coordinator for this County site.

I hope you enjoy your visit. Please email me if you have any suggestions or contributions you would like to make.

I hope you find my efforts helpful in your research of your County roots. I am unable to do additional research on your family as I do not have direct access to records. I post everything I have for all to use.

Perth County is located in south-western Ontario in about the middle of the peninsula. There are many small towns and hamlets in this area, and the largest city is Stratford. Stratford currently has a population of about 30 000. This population swells in the summer tourist season! For the most part Perth County consists of rural agricultural land. The other major industry is tourism because of the Stratford Festival.

It is one of the few counties in South-Western Ontario that doesn't touch any of the Great Lakes. Because of its location, and distance from the Great Lakes, it was one of the last areas in Ontario to be settled. People who aren't familiar with Ontario often confuse it with Perth, a city in Lanark County. If it's Perth, Lanark County you're after, or if your reference just says Perth, here's a link to the Lanark County GenWeb. But it was nice of you to visit.

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