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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

It's Independence Day: My Earliest Immigrants

A couple days ago it was Canada Day and this year Canadians are celebrating their country's 150th birthday. I took part in a blog theme where you list your ancestors living in Canada in 1867 and when/where they arrived.

Today is July 4th, Independence Day (the 241st) commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, here across the river/lake.

Wanting to do something similar for my American immigrants, I have decided to list my earliest known immigrant ancestor for each side of my family. With just one person/family each it will be a short list and I can get back to finishing up the potato salad for tonight's BBQ.



Name
Arrival Date
Where First Settled
John Dunham & family (later called Deacon John Dunham)
circa 1630
Plymouth Colony [Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA]
Johann Niemann & family & Peter Priehs & family
3 June 1857
Michigan, USA




There is a bit of disparity in this list time-wise but looks are deceiving. The vast majority of my ancestry comes from Germany giving me numerous immigrants to America starting in the 1800s. I have just one branch that was here in Colonial times. One part of that branch's arrival is unknown at this time, while the other you see above I believe is the earliest for me though there likely were other relations like the Cobbs and the Hursts that came about the same time since they were also in Leiden, Netherlands, and none were able to make that first voyage of The Mayflower.


Happy Birthday America!

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

1867: My Ancestors Living in Canada

I spotted this on Gail Dever’s genealogyalacarte.ca blog who said it first came from Patricia Greber’s My Genealogy Life blog.

It’s Canada’s 150th Birthday this year and today is Canada Day, so here is my list of ancestors living in Canada in the year 1867. I’m keeping it simple for me by just covering my direct ancestors.

This one was a bit difficult as the year 1866 brought the death of my fourth great grandfather that began a dramatic change in this family with the eight surviving children continuing to scatter with the winds until not long after 1867 only two children remained in Ontario.

Name
Arrival Date
Where First Settled
Martha Dunham Rider
1801
Fourth Town (Adolphustown,) Lennox, Ontario
Mahlia Rider Vincent
born
Ontario
Sarah Vincent
born
Ontario

I have a variety of collateral lines in Ontario at this time too but I do not have the time to list them all today. Perhaps another time.

Happy Birthday Canada and Happy Canada Day!

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