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September 1999

Kaye Edmonds <>
27 Sep 1999

Hi,searching for births of Annie Hone, 1871, siblings George and Elizabeth following. Parents James and Eliza Jane Hone. The Hone's lived in Haley Station.

Diane Rivet <>
26 Sep 1999

Searching for ancestors from Ontario - Thomas Francis, believed to be from England.  He married Martha Jane Moore (dob Dec 28, 1871) - believed to be his 3rd marriage.  They had 6 children and moved to Saskatchewan in 1912.  Does anyone know of this family?

anice Wells <>
06 Sep 1999

Looking for information on Johann Friedrich Ernest SCHMIDT (went by Ernst) b 11-2-1857 in Funferchen Germany-went to Petawawa in 1882. Died 3-17-1917. Gained Canadian citizenship in approx 1884 (lloking for record). His first marriage was to Bertha Wilhelmine Auguste ZASTROW b 01-22-1865 in Gross Toplon Prussia, went to Petawawa 1872 along with her parents, Friedrich ZASTROW 1841-1905, and Leopoldine STEINHAUS Zastrow b 05-24-1840- d 11-18-1926.  The Zastrows had a son AUGUST b 1878.and a dauguhter Emily b about 1870 Ernst and Bertha then settled in Pembroke and 7 children(which we have information on).  Sons Adloph and Ernst drowned in the Ottowa River in 1905. Ernst 2nd marriage was to Hermine Seigel/Seigal/Seigl b 1878 they had 5 children. (Hemine mom was Elizabeth FUCHS father Joseph Seigel/Seigal). From what my grandmother can remember, Ernst (her father) was active in politics and built homes (brick- some of the homes are on Miller St, Catherine St, Mary St, Elizabeth St) and was active at Mt Zion Lutheran Church. Bertha's brother August married Emily PANKOW and from what we can find had 4 children Bertha Emily, Anna Amanda, William August, Minna. Bertha's sister Emily married a William Leeder/Leder about 1894 had a daughter Claire Eleonor-they may have had more but could not locate records. Any information on SCHMIDT, ZASTROW, STEINHAUS, SIEGEL, PANKOW or Leder would be helpful. Ernst, Bertha, Leopoldine, Friedrich, Hermine and 10 of their children are buried in the Old Zion Cemetary in Pembroke. Olive Schmidt is still living in Pembroke. My mom and I visited Pembroke this past month and were able to gather some obit notices, 1901 census as well as visit the Old Zion Lutheran Cemetary (info was mainly on Ernst). Thanking You in advance.

Mark Smith <>
03 Sep 1999

I am looking for info on William Hayes and his wife ? McCarthy. They came from Clonakilty Co Cork Ireland and settled in Pembroke in the 1840s. I was told they started or ran a hotel there. The rest of the Hayes family settled in the Low township area of Quebec. I am told there were 4 brothers that brought their families over. Any help would be appreciated.

August 1999

Dott Gersema <>
31 Aug 1999
TURPIN, David R.   Sudbury 3-17-1900  Looking for information about my grandfather's family. Found  family 212 in 1891 Census listing for DAVID M.TURPIN married to EMILY MCGREGGOR listed as having seven children...all names are our family repeat. Possible connection but have very little information. Children of  David and Emily were Richard, Thomas, David M., George, Robert,  Terrisa,  Alexander. I am hoping one of these will be my great-grandfather.  Siblings of David R. were Alexander. Thomas. Francis, Alphonse and Nellie. That's all that I know except  David R. married Minnie LAVALLE or LAVALLEE, her adopted father was Francis. Her real name was MAC DONALD or MCDONALD born in Pembroke 2-18 1904. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Linda Enright Smith
29 Aug 1999

I am looking for family or any information about my great grandparents Patrick ENRIGHT and Catherine SHEAHAN. My grandfather, Thomas James Enright was born July 13, 1904, raised on the family farm in Renfrew, later moved to Detroit, Michigan, died July 26, 1974 in Florida . Three of his siblings were Catholic nuns, Sisters of the Holy Cross, in Ottawa and Montreal. Children of Patrick ENRIGHT and Catherine SHEAHAN included: James, Beatrice (Sister Catherine), Nora (Sister Frances Teresa), John, Timothy, Sister Edna, Mary (daughter named Marjorie DOLAN), Anna LEPINE and Tom (Thomas James Enright - my grandfather. If any family is out there or anyone has any information, please contact me.

Jennifer McMahon
23 Aug 1999

I am looking for family of Mary Agnes McMahon (baptized as Mahon) born June 13, 1889 and John Scully (no information on him).  They were married July 15, 1907.  They may have had at least two children (Mary and John).  Also looking for information on Mary's second husband, George Duchene.  If any family is out there please contact me.

Francoise Stewart
02 Aug 1999

Agapit MALONEY born May 1866 near La Passe in Westmeath Township. Son of Antoine MALONEY and Elise Raymond. Looking for information on Antoine MALONEY and his ancestors. Did they come from Ireland, if yes when? Agapit MALONEY married Stella Dumas 22-01-1884 in Chapeau, Quebec. Agapit MALONEY died March 1918 and is burried in Chapeau R.C. cemetery.

July 1999

Lawrence Mulvihill
31 Jul 1999

Most of the family settled in Renfrew County after apparently coming from Pennsylvania. What I have so far: Daniel & Margaret Mulvihill, their children - Thomas, William, James, Howard, Martin, Leo, Margaret, Eline, John. I am Johns grandson. One of John's brothers owned a pharmacy in either Renfrew or Armprior. I am trying to find the rest of the family and any information on Daniel and Margaret.
Duane Pitts
31 Jul 1999

Am looking for information about my grandfather Michael James Anthony MULVIHILL born in Douglas, Ont, on 11 July 1895 to Michael James MULVIHILL and Sara FORAN . According to family stories, he ran away from home at age 8 because his parents were going to put him in training for the Catholic church / priesthood. His father worked for the railroad -- not sure which one(s)? as a cook -- near Erie? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks
Guy Lefebvre
29 Jul 1999

I am searching on for any family history that you have for John Shannon who was baptized at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in LaPasse, Ontario (formerly Gower Point) on Nov. 16/1851. This is all the information that I have.
Sharon Bird
29 Jul 1999

I am researching my grandfather's Canadian ancestors. My ggrandfather's name was Albert FILIAN, who lived in Pembroke, Ontario. Some of his childrens' were Paul Napoleon Filian, b. Dec. 8, 1886, Marie FILIAN, Edmond Filian and Joseph Filian. Paul, Marie and Edmund moved to Washington state, USA in the early 1900's, where their surname was changed to Philion. Any info would be much appreciated.
John Clement
29 Jul 1999

My grandmother was Julia LEVERT who I beieve was born in Killaloo. I am looking for more information. I have extensive listing for my grandfather side of family.
Marilyn Cottrell
29 Jul 1999

Am researching decendants of Edward Shannon & Mary Judge. Some of their children settled in Renfrew area. Daughters married O'Rieleys and Bolton's. Some granddaughters became nuns.
Marc Hiller
20 Jul 1999

I am researching a friend's ancestors. Emile PLATT was born in Germany abt. 1870, possibly in or near Posen. He died in 1957, is buried in Pembroke. His wife, Mary A. REISE (or REISIE) was also born in Germany on June 5, 1873. She died June 4 1951, and is also buried in Pembroke. Emile and Mary were married in Wilberforce on March 22, 1895. Lydia, Walter E., Anna L. were their children. Unsure whether there were more. I would like to confirm (or find) places of origin, dates of birth and immigration data. Thank you,
Janet McCoy
15 Jul 1999

I am researching my father's Candian ancestors. My grandfather, Albert John Neuman (or Neumann) was born in Arnprior, July 26, 1889. I believe that his father's name was John and his mother's name was Augusta (Diethuner, Dietliener, Dietburner????). My grandfather had several (?) brothers and at least 1 sister, Mary. One of his brothers, Conrad Neuman died in 1918. I have found several names listed in the Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid which may /maynot be relatives. I know that the family was German and Lutheran. I have no idea when they first came to Canada. If I had more info on either my grandfather, Albert John, or his father, I think I could proceed. Any information or help that you could provide would begreatly appreciated! Thank you.
Kaye Edmonds
15 Jul 1999

Searching any relatives of James William HONE and Eliza Jane Crew HONE. Came to Haley Station, Perth, On. in 1871. Children; Job, Mariah, Annie, Elizabeth and George. All from England to Canada on SS Roga, 1871.
Kelly Smith
11 Jul 1999

Looking for any information on these names in Renfrew County. Primarily Westmeath, Pembroke, McNab, Sand Point, Braeside & Rose Bank, Ontario. Some of the names are Simon & Elizabeth Brown Costello, Oliver Garvin, James Young, Andrew or William & Elizabeth Carnegie, Joseph & Phoebus Howard. The years I'm searching are about 1850 - present. Thanks Kelly
Hudson/Goodwin Lawsuit-1930's
Mike Blais
11 Jul 1999

Looking for information on the Hudson/Goodwin lawsuit which occurred in the 1930's or 40's, where 6 descendants of the late James Hudson fought in court for a claim of his 260 million dollar estate. Looking for info, actually on all the claimants, but in particular the full name of Mrs J St Denis, of Mattawa. Hudson was from the Westmeath/Renfrew area, and this is a great piece of family history, assuming it is my line. I suspect it is, given the names involved-Hudson-Goodwin-Lanthier- and St Denis all fall in my lineage to James Hudson and Caroline Goodwin. But as The Hudsons and Goodwins are so plentifull, I would like to explore this to verify, that it is the right one. I am not sure where to look, exactlly for that information, I hope you can help shed the light on this great historic family piece.
Mitchell E. McLaren
05 Jul 1999

MCLAREN, HARRY WILFRED. I am hoping to find any information about Harry(born Jan 24th 1884), his wife and/or his ancestors. He was a Chiropractor and Osteopath at Bathurst and St Clair in Toronto. Any in formation would be appreciated greatly.

June 1999

Lorna Marshall
20 Jun 1999

I am looking for information along the following 3 family lines:
1) Dufault Joseph b 1825 Stonecliffe d 30/10/1987 Stonecliffe married Simpson Mary b Red River 1832 d 16/10/1916 Chapeau.
2) Ferris Walter d 1841 NWT d 7/5/1932 Mattawa married McDONALD ANNA b 1843 Timeskaming d 19/11/1933 Mattawa.
3) LECLAIRE FRANK THEOPHILE b 1862 Sheenboro d 17/3/1936 Mattawa married FERRIS MARY CECILE b 12/1867 d 19/6/1922 married 11/9/1883 Sheenboro.
Brian McEwen
19 June 1999

My Great Grandfather, JAMES CASSELL was born in or very near Matawatchan. If anyone knows of the CASSELL family from that area I would appreciate any information at all. It has been told to me by relatives that either JAMES CASSELL or his wife AMELIA BABCOCK were aboriginal or children of natives. I am trying to verify this information as well as trace their ancestors.
Barbara Gibson
19 Jun 1999

Researching George LYON (Cptn.) and family. Originally from Scotland, served in War of 1812 and settled in Richmond Ontario. Also looking for information about his son, Robinson E., who was married to Sara Maria MAXWELL. Robinson E. was Station Agent at Flower Station, K&P, at time of his death in 1886. Also interested in George's brother of the same name, Robinson and his family of Bytown and Arnprior. (Names sometimes entered as Robertson).
Yvonne Laplante Michaud
19 Jun 1999

I am looking for the descendant of Sophie Laplante, she married around 1871 in the Renfrew area to Micheal McMahon I know of 7 children to them Micheal Jr. born 1875, Joseph born 1874, James born ?,Margaret born 1882, Lisa Jane born 1883, Alfred John born 1888 and Agnes born 1888. Agnes McMahon married John Scully in Griffith July 1907. Thank you for all your help.
04 Jun 1999

Can any one help find where Denis Laplante son of J. B.Laplante married Catherine Labelle daughter of Paul Labelle, married June 28,1874 around Renfrew.Their first born was at Mount St.Patrick,On. in 1875. Thank you
04 Jun 1999

Is anyone researching the Labelle line?I am looking for info on my gr grandmother Catherine Labelle born about 1857 daughter of Paul Labelle and Elise Ranger. Where was she born,who are her sibling. She married Denis Laplante in 1874 ? She died in Bonfield,On. She was from around Renfrew we are told. Thank you

May 1999

Charles Kinler
29 May 1999

My greatgrandmother was supposedly born in Renfrew County. Her name was Hanna McAllister dob August 16, 1857. He fathers name was John James McAllister, who was supposedly born in Scotland. Her siblings names were, Andrew, Peter, Henry, "old Bill, and two sisters whose names I do not know. Andrew moved to Pine River Minnesota and Hannah married a James Robert Kinler, who was born in Toronto March 19, 1845. They supposedly married in Grey or Bruce County in 1878. My grandfather was supposedly born in Fort Francis, Ontario in 1880. But no one has a record of this. I am looking for relatives of the McAllisters and or Kinlers who might help me find the parents of James Robert Kinler. And a record of My grandfathers birth. My greatgrandfather became the first postmaster in the town of Pine River Minnesota where they immegrated to in 1895. That is all i have. Any help in helpful. Thank you.
Nan Byrne
27 May 1999

I am researching GAGNON, LACHAPELLE, CHABOTTE in Arnprior. Alphonsine GAGNON born 1873 baptized in St. John Chrystostom Church, child of Marie Jeanne CHABOTTE and Francois GAGNON. Marie "Jane" CHABOTTES's parents were Marie LACHAPELLE and Francois GAGNON. Francois CHABOTTE and Marie NUFIONGE DE BEAUCHENNAIS. Other CHABOTTE's Elmire, Adele, Francois.Any information about these and related families-DION dit YOUNG, RITERAULT, DUPUIS appreciated.
Joel Tantzer

Bridget HANRAHAN (b. 1805 in Ireland - d. 1901 in McNab, Sandpoint, Ontario, Canada) was married to Stephen O'CONNOR (b. 1811 in Ireland, d. 1901 in McNab, Sandpoint, Ontario, Canada). They had at least one son, Charles O'CONNOR who married Catherine (Kate) BALFOUR in 1863 in Arnprior, Ontario, Canada. Charles and Kate had 11 children. In 1890, Charles and Kate moved to Detroit, Michigan. Any information would be most appreciated.
Terris 'Terry' C. Howard

Do you have an interest in the Descendants of John LINDSAY and Margaret ALLAN from Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland whose children immigrated to the McNab and Horton Townships of Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada? I'm about to publish a 85+ page book on the "Descendants of John Lindsay of Ayrshire, Scotland and Other Related Families" and if you have an interest in the book, I'd like to know.
Do you have an interest in the Descendants of William STORIE and Elizabeth STEWART from Lochwinnoch, Renfrew, Scotland whose children immigrated to the McNab and Horton Townships of Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada? I'm about to publish a 147 page book on the "Descendants of William Storie of Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland and Other Related Families" and if you have an interest in the book, I'd like to know. About $25 US for each, including Postage & Handling for the US and Canada. Send me your email address for now or other interests.
Barbara Lewis
15 May 1999

I am trying to locate a NELSON HARTWICK , born 1812, son of Peter said to have been born in the Ottawa River Valley area. His family lived there between 1800 and 1840 before moving to Michigan.
Gary Dempsey
03 May 1999

Looking for information on Alexander BOYER dit LADEROUTE (b. circa 1846), Edouard GERVAIS (b. ?), Jacob ROMAIN (b. circa 1835), and Michael DEMPSEY (b. circa 1824). All lived in the Westmeath,Ontario/Fort Coulonge, Quebec area of the Ottawa River Valley.

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