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Sir Allen Bristol Aylesworth of Canada, was born in Newburgh, Ontario Canada. He achieved prominence as Postmaster General of Canada - 1905 and Canadian Minister of Justice - 1906. In the early 1900's he was part of a commission that argued the Alaskan/Canadian boundaries. That commission however was not successful in that endeavor. He later, however made a masterly defense of Canadian waters before the Hague Tribunal of 1910. For that achievement he received a Knighthood.

He went on to serve in the Senate in 1923 and nominated MacKenzie King for leadership Liberal Party, resulting in King later becoming Prime Minister of Canada.

Genealogy info: Arthur (the immigrant), Phillip, Job, Job, John, Sir Allen.
Married Adelaide Augusta Miller in 1878.

Information provided by John T. Brown of Ontario, Canada.

Given Name: Allen Bristol
Surname: Aylesworth
Last Place of Residence: Toronto, Ont.
Date of Arrival: 20 Aug 1904
Age at Arrival: 49y 6m
Ethnicity: Gt. Britain Canadian
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Port of Arrival: New York
Gender: Male
Marital Status: M
US Citizen:
Ship of Travel: Lucania
Collection: New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924

Aylesworth, Sir Allen Bristol MP (I2081)
Soldier in Mayo Militia 
Edwards, William (I2126)
Soldier in the 1st Batn. Rifle Brigade. - info from Church of Ireland-Parish Church of Rathkeale Parish registers of Rathkeale,CountyLimerick -- Marriages from Family History Center film # 0897365. 
Brown, John (I1442)
Source of Hannah Miller descendants - B.W.S. 
Whittaker, Sandra Dee (I2051)
St. Albans, Vermont 
Miller, Ila Augusta (I2072)
Summary from "To Their Heirs Forever" by Eula Lapp - (R. Switzer)

John had served as Vestryman of the Church of Ireland in Rathkeale, some of the time between 1741 and 1760, at which time he left for America on the ship Perry. John had emigrated to New York in 1760 along with Margaret and her first husband Philip Embury. John remained single until he married Margaret after the death of Philip Embury. In 1775, after marrying Margaret, they moved to a leased farm of100 acres, that had been leased in Albany County, New York, on which he had cleared 15 acres. John stated in his Loyalist claim that he had joined the British in 1776 at Crown Point. John's name appears on a list, made by Francis Pfister, of recruits from the Valley. This appears to have been the largest group of loyalists recruited in the Province at this time. John was aprivate under Samuel Mackay. John met up with Sherwood in October of 1776.John was honourably discharged from the army in 1778 and after his release from Leake's Corps, immediately began to work in the Commissariat Department for the District of Montreal, where his duties involved handling relief for loyalist refugees.

John and Margaret lived in Montreal from 1778 till 1785. In 1784 John signed a petition, along with 246 others, the petition was to the King and requested a House of Assembly for the Province. John received lot 17 on the 3rd concession of Augusta upon coming west, near a stream known as Big Creek. Upon coming to Augusta, John was entitled to 500 acres, as a government officer but acquired a total of 1350 acres of land. Regular Methodist classes where held in their home as early as 1788, led either by Margaret or her son Samuel Embury. They settled on lot 17 in the 3rd concession of Augusta Township around 1800. Margaret and John were buried in the Blue Church cemetery.

1796 Augusta Twp, Grenville
John Laurance 1 1 2 2 6

1798 Augusta Twp, Grenville
John Laurance 1 1 3 2 7

Lawrence, John (I197)
Summary from "To Their Heirs Forever" by Eula Lapp - (R. Switzer)

Philip was a lay preacher for the Methodists on the Southwell Estate. He had found his personal salvation on Christmas day in 1752. Philip was also working as a carpenters apprentice and living at home. By 1758 he was engaged in the absobing task of building the first chapel for the Methodists on the Southwell Estate. It was on the square at Courtmatrix near the home of his Switzer cousins, with whom he may have lived while working on the building. It was at this time that the 30 year old carpenter-preacher became seriously interested in 16 year old Margaret. It is believed that Philip and Margaret set up housekeeping in the Embury family home, built by Philip's father, in Ballingrane, upon their marriage. In 1759, Philip became a freeholder but even before this it is believed that he was weighing the pros and cons of leaving the only home he had known as in October, 1759, he had taken inventory of his property, measuring in acres, rods and perch, the size of each field. On a day in June 1760, a crowd of kinfolk and Methodist friends from the area gathered at the Customs House Quay in Limerick City, to bid farewell to a popular group of young people, amoung them their promising young preacher, Philip and his wife Margaret Switzer (Margaret was pregnant). They sailed on the ship Perry and it took 9 weeks to reach New York from Limerick, this was only 3 days less than it had taken the Mayflower to bring the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620. Upon arrival, it is said that Philip had to be carried ashore, due to illness, and there is a chair at John Street Methodist Church, which according to tradition is the chair he was carried ashore in. A year before their arrival Major General James Wolfe had landed his army on the Plains of Abraham, above Quebec and, in the battle in which he and the French General Montcalm lost their lives, won Canada for England. Three weeks after arriving the English under General Jeffrey Amherst captured Montreal, on September 8, 1760.

The old church register of Trinity Luthern, at Christmas 1760 shows Philip in attendance, Margaret is not in attendance at this time, probably because she was expecting their first child at any time. At Easter 1761, she was listed in the register.

Philip and his brother John penned several applications for vacant land, for the Palatines, on which to settle.

Philip preached in his home and taught school. Philip is known, along with his cousin Barbara Heck, as the founders of Methodism in North America. His home soon became too small to fit all into, to hear him
preach, so money was raised and a Church was built in 1768 and 1769. This church became known as John Street Church, at which the pulpit from which Philip preached, is still located for visitors to see.

This was the first Methodist Church of North America. Upon the property they purchased for the church, stood a house, which the Methodists used as a parsonage, with Philip and Margaret and their 2 remaining small children, Samuel and Catherine, moved into sometime in 1768. Philip was working on finishing the interior of the church right up until a few days fromdeparting to the north in April, 1770.

By May of 1770, likely living in tents, the Palatines, including Philip and Margaret commenced the arduous labour of clearing, tilling and erecting buildings. Even before 1770, there was a sawmill about 2 miles south of where Philip settled, on a stream at an old Indian Village named Pompanac, where the settlers could get cut lumber for floors, doors, interior finish and furniture. When leaving New York and going to Camden Valley, Philip was named leader and under his leadership began to choose each mans fair share of the land alloted them. Philip was also appointed, by the Provincial Governor, Justice of the Peace for Albany County.When Charlotte County came into being in 1772, his appointment of Justice was renewed and he was also designated as a commissioner on the 13 man Road Commission.

It took some time to get a written lease for their lands, but it finally came from Duane on May 1, 1773.

Philip and a Thomas Ashton formed together a Methodist Society at Ashgrove, and a class in West Camden. Embury was preacher and class leader and Ashton stewart and leading layman. They planted the seeds for the first Methodist Church north of New York. In August, 1773, while working in his fields, Philip was stricken with pluerisy and after a few days illness, died. Upon his death Philip was buried in Father Biningers field in Camden Valley, New York. On June 6, 1832, the Troy Conference, meeting at Ashgrove, had Philip's bones exhumed and moved from the secluded cemetary on the Bininger farm in the Valley to Ashgrove Burying Ground. In the centennial year of 1866, 100 years after he had preached his first sermon, The Troy Conference, meeting in Cambridge, New York, had Philips remains moved again to the New Woodlands Cemetary in Cambridge, New York.

American Biographical Library
The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans
Volume 3
EEmerson, Alfred
page 438
Embury, Philip, pioneer Methodist, was born in Ballygaran, Ireland, Sept. 21, 1729; son of German emigrants from the Palatinate. He was a carpenter with a fair education. Under the preaching of Wesley he was influenced to embrace the Methodist faith in 1752, and he became a local preacher in 1758. In 1760 he immigrated to America and worked as a carpenter in New York city. In 1766, after hearing Barbara Heck preach, his religious ardor revived and he held services in his house on Barrack street and in a rigging loft on the east side of the city in William street. His congregation is claimed to have been the first assembly of Methodists in America. He built the first Methodist church, on John street in 1768, and preached there one year. He removed to Camden, Washington county, N.Y., in 1769, where he worked as a carpenter and preached every Sunday. At Ash Grove, near his house, he organized the first Methodist society in northern New York, afterward in the Troy conference. A monument was erected in 1873 over the spot in Woodland cemetery, Cambridge, N.Y., to which his remains had been removed in 1866. He died in Camden, N.Y., in August, 1775.

French's Gazetteer of New York
WHITE CREEK3-was formed from Cambridge, April 17, 1815. It is the S. E. corner town of the co. The surface of the S. portion is gently rolling, and the central and N. portions are occupied by the Taghkanick Mts. The summits of these mountains are rocky and broken and covered with forests, and their sides are bounded by abrupt declivities and perpendicular ledges. The principal streams are Hoosick River, Owl Kil, Pumpkin Hook, 4 Center, White, and Little White Creeks. The upper course of Owl Kil is through a deep and narrow valley abounding with picturesque views. A small vein of lead has been discovered three-fourths of a mi. E. of Posts Corners. The soil is a fine quality of gravelly loam. More sheep are raised in this town than in any other in the co. Garden seeds and flax are largely cultivated. North White Creek (p.v.) adjoins Cambridge. White Creek, (p. o.,) Posts Corners, Center White Creek, (p. o.,) Ash Grove, Dorrs Corners, Pumpkin Hook, and Martindale Corners are hamlets. The Walloomsac Patent, lying partly in this town, on the S., was settled by the Dutch. Among the other grants were the Bain, Embury, Grant and Campbell, and Lake and Van Cuyler, Patents. A colony of Irish Methodists settled near Ash Grove about 1770; and here was organized the second M. E. church in America, 5 by Thos. Ashton (from whom the locality was named) and Rev. Philip Embury. James and Thos. Morrison made the first settlement, near White Creek.

Full Context of New York City Wills, 1766-71

Page 401.--In the name of God, Amen. I, JAMIMA KOONS, of New York, wife of Leonard Koons, being weak and sick. "I having full power of making a will, given me by my husband, by a certain instrument dated July 30,1766." All my debts to be paid by my executors, and they are to put 300 out at interest, and during the life of my husband the interest is to be applied to such uses as my executors shall see fit; "After his death,100 are to be given to such persons as my executors may deem objects of charity." My executors shall put 200 at interest, to be paid to the children of my sister in Germany, whose maiden name was Mary Margaret Nyburyvein, and also to the children of my sister in Germany, whose maiden name was Anamana Nyburyvein, when the said children are of age. My will respecting my clothes and household furniture will be fully set forth in a certain writing bearing equal date with this. I make Dietrich Hier, John Jacob Stopel, and Philip Embury, executors.
Dated December 10, 1766. Witnesses, John Staples, David Embury, Margaret Embury. Proved, February 9, 1767.

"History of Washington Academy and Bench and Bar of Washington County,New York (The Gibson Papers)" by William H. Hill. pp. 96-97.

On 31st day of October, 1758, 30 year old Phil Embury of Ireland, married 16 year old Mary Switzer of Court-Matrix, a descendant of one of the Palatines. In 1763 a group petitioned for land patent now known as Wilson's Patent. Names included: John Embury, Phil Embury, David Embury, Peter Embury, James Wilson, George Wilson, Sam Wilson. It was not until 1770 that Embury with his wife & children and his colony left New York City and settled in the valley of Camden, in the town of Salem. Peter Switzer also had a share.
On settling in Camden Phil Embury seems to have joined with Peter Switzer, a brother of his wife, in the erection of a house which they occupied together, and where he lived the remainder of his life. Embury died in August, 1773, caused by overwork in the hay field in a day of great heat. His widow, Mary Switzer, survivied him, and three children, two having "gone before," dying in New York City: Catharine Elizabeth, b. Nov. 19, 1760, lived nearly two years, and John Albert died after reaching 3 years of age. Three more children were born before leaving NYC: Samuel was 5 yrs old when his father died; Catharine Elizabeth, named after their first born, was nearly three; Anna was eleven months. Philip, their youngest child, was only one born after their settlement in Salem, on April 13, 1772. After Embury's death, his widow removed to a house on the opposite side of the Batten Kill from the Switzer place, and about a mile on the stream below. In 1778, Mrs. Embury, with her remaining two children, accompanied by many of the associates and settlers of Camden, succeeded in making their way to Canada through Vermont. She reached Canada safely, and never returned to Camden.

"History of Washington Co., NY" 1878. p. 274.

Embury formed a 'class" of Methodism at Ashgrove in Camdem. Names on oldest records show: Philip Embury, Margaret Embury, Peter Switzer, Anna M. Switzer, Christopher Switzer. Male membership in 1787 included Abram Hodge. 
Embury, Philip (I196)
Summary from "To Their Heirs Forever" by Eula Lapp - (R. Switzer)

Upon the death of Philip Embury, Margaret's first husband, she moved into the new house that Philip had been building and leased the farm to her brother Peter. Margaret found little comfort in her new home, as sometime between the death of Philip and July 1775 her two youngest children died and where buried near the new house, what is now on the north side of the road that connects Eagleville and the present Cambridge-Arlington road. In the 1960's there could still be seen a mound with a few trees and shrubs and some dilapidated tombstones. Soon after this, Margaret and her brother-in-law, David Embury, as executors of Philip's estate, sold his share of the Embury - Wilson Patent and the new house to a Francis Nicholson from Tipperary County, Ireland. He paid 130 pounds for the 4 lots which had been Embury's. John Lawrence was witness to the document. Shortly after this sale Margaret and John Lawrence married. 
Switzer, Margaret (I94)
Switzer, Ann _Age: 23 _Birth Place: Canada _Residence: Richmond Township _Father: D. _Mother: S. Switzer _Spouse: Wilson, John C. _Age: 24 _Birth Place: Camden Township _Residence: Camden Township _Father: George _Mother: Sarah _Marriage Date: 1/11/1864 _County: Lennox and Addington _Microfilm Roll: 1030060 
Switzer, Ann (I220)
210 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I146)
The picture by the boat is Aunt Alice, Grandma's daughter. During the war years, she left her husband, took her kids put them in a model T and drove to Texas to live. She used to send us packages of things left in the rooms at this exclusive Houston Hotel, I think the Rice Hotel was its name, old fur pieces, red socks, silverware. When I was a kid we could not wait to get them. She married at least four times if not more. She had a very colorful life. Always loved her letters. – by Christine Lees Mette 
Smith, Alice E. (I3373)
The Ruttan marriages are listed in the “Presbyterian Register of Rev. Robert James McDouwall” published by the Ontario Genealogical Society, Kingston Branch, 1980.
Ruttan, Jemima Jane (I271)
Their son was minister at one of the largest churches in Minneapolis,MN. 
Chant, Rev. George Hadleigh (I1334)
They resided in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. 
Breckenridge, Charles Henry (I4792)
This family is enumerated in the 1871, Ernestown, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario, census at #63, g-3, page 22, line 12. John is a farmer, and the entire family is Wesleyan Methodist. John Nelson owned 200 acres at Concession 7, Lot 9.

1901 census of Napanee (Town/Ville), LENNOX, ONTARIO;

Name Age Sex S/M/W Born Other
McKim, Jane 71 F W Aug. 12, 1828 Head
Boyce, Frankie 28 F M Dec. 20, 1872 Daughter

McKim, John Nelson (I599)
Thomas arrived in Ashgrove from Ireland in 1786. Thomas and Mary came to Ernestown from Camden Valley New York around 1796. 
Empey, Thomas (I194)
Through out his life Paul suffered from a hearing loss and wore a hearing aid. He also had a heart murmur and had a pacemaker in the last years of his life. He was a great sportsman, hunting, fishing, skiing, and skating. As a young man he built model boats and duck decoys, which spoke of his artistic talents. He remodeled his home in Pepperell, doing all electrical and plumbing work himself. He built a motorboat which was used on Lake Ontario in the 1940’s-1960’s. He loved to tell the story of how at a young age his mother gave him the job of plastering a ceiling in their house, which he did; with the resulting work coming down on his head! His school was one of life experiences, and he had many skills and talents. He was a Mason. A quiet, well liked citzen. 
Scharch, Paul Edward (I25)
Tobias Nicholas was a farmer, Courtmatrix s/o Nicholas-farmer - info from Church of Ireland-Parish Church of Rathkeale Parish registers of Rathkeale,County Limerick -- Marriages from Family History Center film # 0897365 
Shier, Tobias Nicholas (I1213)
Tobias Switzer was born in Ireland at Clarina, County Limerick and was in his teens when he came to Canada. He followed his father in the boot and shoe making trade and established himself in the village of Pefferlaw, Georgina Township, York County, Ontario. He was raised Church of Ireland but became a Methodist when he married Rosannah St. John.

He inherited his father's love of music and Irish step-dancing. He gave each member of the family a violin, including the girls. None were outstanding on the instrument but played for local square-dances and for their own amusement. On his 80th birthday, he was still able and proud to show off his ability at step-dancing.

He was an excellent sprinter, He would run against anyone who was willing to bet a few dollars on the side. Once a "ringer" was imported from Toronto to run against him for a wager of $100. He lost his only race when he slipped and fell on cow manure that someone had sprinkled over with sand. Even with his fall, he nearly caught the other runner. He offered to run a second race for a bet of $200. The "ringer" declined the second challenge.

Tobias had the finest collection of stuffed birds that I have ever seen outside a museum. His sons shot birds for a local taxidermist who also mounted some for him. My father Luke Michael carried two pellets of shot in the small of his back for most of his life following a shooting accident on one of these expeditions for water fowl on the Black River which flows through Pefferlaw to Lake Simcoe.

Tobias daughter, Mary Ann, never married and was a practical nurse around Pefferlaw.. She probably assisted at more births in her time than anyone else in the area. She was a wonderful kind person with the “St. John” jaw. Her lower teeth protruded beyond her upper teeth like an English bulldog. One time about 1930 when she was visiting at my mother's home in Toronto, I drove her down town to see the department store windows that were decorated for Christmas. As we alighted from the car, two men passsed speaking a foreign tongue. (At that time Ontario had very few non English speaking citizens). On hearing them, she remarked "Did you ever hear such gibberish?" Although born in Canada, some of the Irish expressions still came through, passed on from her parents. Her sister Margaret never married and never really had good health. A brother George C. was born in 1857. No one seems to know what happened to him. He either died young or moved to another part of the world.

Switzer, Tobias (I1770)
Tobias was a freeholder at Courtmatrix in 1766, 1767 and 1776. 
Switzer, Tobias (I90)
Tombstone says Catharine 
Neville, Catherine (I459)
222 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3185)
Translated from Dutch to English, grammar may not be correct.
From the Panoramas CRIME SITE
Murder in Bijlmermeer, 2004. Reward: 20.000
Rhae-Ann Mattice, a 57 year old Canadian woman of Dutch descent, was, on June 25, 2004, in a nature reserve in the Amsterdam Bijlmermeer found dead.  She had a very violent way to death.  On Thursday June 24, she was in the Golden Lion building and left to walk her dog, but never returned.  Presumably, the motive was robbery: Rhae-Ann missed after her death because her mobil phone, identity card, wallet and credit cards.
Rhae-Ann ran a secondhand clothing store in the Bijlmer.  She was a welcome guest in the Bijlmer and was very helpful for homeless and poor people.  On Thursday, June 24 wearing a dark cap, a cream colored mid-length coat, black tights and high black boots.  She had a normal figure, was always in the black dress and had brown eyes green.
The main suspect Jos C. died on December 8, 2005 of a heart attack after he was released because of insufficient evidence. 
ADS Memorandum found in another paper, translated from Dutch to English.
Thursday June 24, 2004 at a police station in Amsterdam reported the loss of the 57 year old Rhae Mattice.  She had that morning, around 09.20, Gida her dog, but did not return from the walk.  Friday June 25, her body was found in a park in Amsterdam Zuidoost. She was murdered.  Her dog remained with his owner guarding her. 
Rhae Mattice Meadow was found in the Bijlmer, a park in the neighborhood Bijlmer in Amsterdam Southeast, along the Provincialeweg and Weespertrekvaat.  She was a few meters from the sandy path in the woods between the Strandvlietpad and Provincialeweg, a relatively dense woodland in the popularly known as "The Hunchback" is mentioned.  Rhae knew the area well and often walked.  She had a big dog and feared no one. In the area where Rhae was found many addicts and homeless people stay.  The victim was known to these people and withdrew to their fate. 
More for another source, translated from Dutch to English. 
Except for the notorious Carpet Massacre is Jos C. in 1976 also convicted of forging an identity of a place and enjoyed a number of burglaries. He gets remarkably, only TBS applied. In the Netherlands he again made a rather dubious relationship. He lives in a caravan mid 90s at the Amsterdam The industrial Heining when he met the 15-year-old Sandra. Sandra is the much neglected daughter of a local criminal and Jos take care of the child as a father. After a series of boarding Sandra chooses its 21st for Jos and the two get into their own words from that time until an intimate relationship.While Sandra is essentially another stepdaughter of him (they care about 35 years), she is pregnant.
Jos and Sandra have a daughter in 1999. The remarkable little family wanders through the country, where Jos repeatedly in contact with the police. But the two can not take care of themselves and in January 2004 they turned their homes due rent debts.
And now after 30 years Jos again the center of a detective investigating a gruesome murder. Those on the 57-year Rhae Ann Mattice. The police already runs directly on a motive. And that's like back in 1974 robbery. It appears that Sandra and Jos were engaged in a fierce battle for the seized furniture. The ultimatum expired on June 24, the day of the murder. If they before ten that morning the money was not everything would be sold. Was the murder of Ann Rhae a desperate act to correct that day at the last minute to get enough money?
Middle of these developments in the murder investigation there is a broadcast of Investigation requested by over attention to the murder of Rhae Mattice. About the new facts are not mentioned. It is delicately referred to possible witnesses in the gardens. The show provides no useful tip on.
A next step in the study inquired into the historical details of phone Jos and Sandra. And that makes a remarkable discovery on. In the days surrounding the murder shows that the mobile phone of Jos was blasted by a base near the crime scene. Jos was so close.
On August 30, 2004-more than 5 weeks after the murder are Jos and Sandra at their hiding place at the entrance of the camp were arrested. The solution of the matter seems to come close. But nothing is further from the truth. Despite a lot of incriminating facts and circumstances and Jos Sandra released after a few months. The Prosecutor is likely to be great that Jos C. with no technical evidence for the murder will be acquitted.
And so it was that Jos, despite all the incriminating facts and circumstances came back on the street. Jos C., the man who has over 40 years in contact with police and prosecutors in the Netherlands and Belgium. The man had been twenty years since he names are not returned to his handlers in a psychiatric facility. And possibly again a gruesome murder on his conscience.
On December 8, 2005 died Jos C. to a heart attack. The murder of Rhae-Ann Mattice is still unresolved. 
Mattice, Rhae Ann (I18690)
Volet Married young, without completing her education in Temiscaming Quebec. Her Artist husband Cyril Roberts died suddenly of stomach cancer leaving Vi with an infant daughter Caroline and no means of support. Caroline was taken by her Paternal Grand Parents with whom she lived, first in Temiscaming and later in Orillia Ontario.
Returning home to her parents, in the Mill Town, Violet then moved to North Bay to take a Commercial Education at North Bay Business College, She met and married Gerald Alger, then on leave from the Canadian Army, following him as he was posted to various training assignments in London Ontario and Fort Knox Kentucky but remained in North Bay, domiciled with Father- in- law J W Alger,when her husband was posted overseas. Son Gerald was born in North Bay.
Violet joined the Ground Observer Corps, during the war but otherwise remained home, as a housewife, for the balance of her married life. She was a fun loving gal, who enjoyed dancing, music and entertaining. A renowned pastry chef. I remember seeing the sign in her kitchen, reading: "Never trust a skinny Chef." In May 1971 Violet graduated with a B.A. in Communicative Arts from Canadore College in North Bay She died following a massive heart attack on the day her namesake Grandaughter Elaine Violet Craigie, was born .She had phoned us to give out the news just hours before her demise and I shall never forget her excitement. By: Cliff Alger 
Bramhall, Violet Fleurette (I3142)
Walter and Sadie lived 7 years in England and 7 years in Australia. After Walter's death Sadie returned to New Zealand. 
Richards, Sadie Doris Irene (I21907)
Was a very popular and efficient local preacher in the Methodist Church.

Became a traveling minister in the Methodist Church.
Empey, Rev. Peter (I756)
Was an agriculturist who owned a farm a short distance from Switzer's Chapel. He was a class leader of great acceptability.

He came to Canada with his parents at age 8, settling in Ernestown. - from OBITUARIES FROM ONTARIO'S CHRISTIAN GUARDIAN 1861-1870 by Donald A McKenzie.

1851 census

Name Age Sex S/M/W B-Place Rel. Occ Res
Switzer, John G. 53 M M USA WM F 1.5 stone
Switzer, Zilpha 47 F M C W WM
Switzer, Eliza J. 21 F S CW WM Dressmaker
Switzer, Christopher 18 M S CW WM L
Switzer, Anson 16 M S CW WM L
Switzer, Ora 12 F S CW WM
Switzer, William H. 9 M S CW WM
Switzer Robert N. 7 M S CW WM
O'Shea, Francis 34 M S Ire RC SchT
Storms, Robert N. 30 M S CW WM Student 
Switzer, John Green (I381)
Was listed in the 1861 Census. 
Switzer, Catherine (I1081)
Was wounded in the war of 1812, when a shot hit him in the knee, a wound from w hich, he always had a stiff leg. Lived with Helen on a farm at the foot of Switzer's Hill, where Harvey Doudle lived in 1959. Had 12 children between 1817 and 1838.

March 9 1817 Mathias SWITZER to Elinor BELL both of Camden.

Transcription of the Memorial of Mathias Rose Switzer's Last Will and Testament Transcribed by Marvin Millis - October 29, 2005__[]

__To the Registrar of the County of Addington, a Memorial of the Will in the words and form following, to wit:_In the name of God, Amen. I Matthias Switzer, of the township of Camden in the county of Addington, being of sound mind do make this my last Will and Testament in [the] manner following. Dated this Eleventh day
of December in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Fifty-three._Igive and bequeath unto my beloved wife Ellen the farm being said constituting the north one hundred and fifty acres of Lot number thirty-two in the Third concession of the township of Camden East, together with the dwelling houses, household furniture and all things pertaining thereto, out buildings together with all and singular the horses, oxen, cows, sheep and all the farming utensils belonging thereto for and during her natural life. And at her decease the last half to revert to my son James Switzer and the ____ half to my son William Switzer._I give and bequeath to my son Luke Switzer seventy-four and one-half acres of Lot number 33 in the fourth concession of the township of Camden East._I give my ____ daughter, Isable one cow and six sheep._I appoint W. M. C. Bell and my son James Switzer to be my Executors.
_In presence of [sd = signed] W. M. C. Bell and [sd = signed] Allan Stewart; both of the Township of Camden. [sd = signed] Mathias Switzer : LS [= Locum Sigilli; i.e. the Seal in this place, attending his signature]_And this memorial thereof is required to be registered by me, James Switzer, one of the devisees therein named. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Second day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Fifty-five._Signed in the presence of [sd = signed] W. M. C. Bell; [sd = signed] Charles Fraser : [sd = signed] James Bell Switzer : LS [= Locum Sigilli; i.e. the Seal in this place, attending his signature]
Switzer, Mathias Rose (I70)
Went to Ashcroft, BC 
Scouten, Augusta Mary (I2932)
Went to Brynmawr - from Holliday researcher.

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 3 (New York) page 368

Edith Sophia, dt Joseph B. & Hannah B., N. Y.; m 1904 Clyde Cecil HOLLIDAY 
Wray, Edith Sophia (I1314)
Went to Kansas in 1869 before settling in Manitoba
Switzer, Wilbur Fisk (I283)
Went to Michigan. Entered the Ministry in the United States. 
Clark, Rev. Nelson B. (I316)
Went to Sault St. Marie 
Scouten, Charles Richard Watson (I2934)
Wesleyan Methodist Baptism Register
Vol 1
Pg# 430
Dist./Co. Home
Area Albion Twp.
Given-name Elizabeth Ann
Surname Switzer
Father William
Mother Elizabeth
Residence Albion
Birthplace Albion
Birthdate 1846-01-09
Bapt-date 1850-06-01
Bapt-place Albion
Minister Rev. John Law 
Switzer, Elizabeth Ann (I1177)
Wesleyan Methodist Baptism Register
Vol 2
Pg# 592
Dist./Co. Lennox & Addington Co.
Area Camden East Twp.
Given-name Ella R.
Surname Switzer
Father Christopher
Mother Matilda
Residence Camden
Birthplace Camden
Birthdate 1853-01-28
Bapt-date 1855-11-13
Bapt-place Camden
Minister Rev. John Mills 
Switzer, Ella R. (I2984)
Wesleyan Methodist Baptism RegistersVol 1Pg# 611
Dist./Co. Midland
Area Ernestown Twp.
Given-name Ovia
Surname Switzer
Father John
Mother Zilphia
Residence Ernestown
Birthplace Ernestown
Birthdate 1840-07-11
Bapt-date 1844-02-03
Bapt-place Ernestown
Minister Rev. Wm. Haw 
Switzer, Ora (I618)
Wilfred McLeod Switzer was born in Wilfred, Georgina Twp., ON, Canada. He had a beautiful tenor voice. As a boy soprano, he sang in Massey Hall, Toronto, and it is quite possible that had his father lived, he might have made a career in music.

Post Offices and Postmasters
Name of office: Kathyrn
Federal Electoral District:
Bow River

East Calgary (Alberta )
re-openings Closings
Postmaster Information:
Name of postmaster Wilfred McLeod Switzer
Military status OAS
Date of birth
Date of appointment 1928-04-02
Date of vacancy 1932-01-05
Cause of vacancy Resignation
Additional Information:
SE 1/4 Sec. 16, Twp. 26, R. 27, W4M - 1919-01-01
SE Sec. 16, Twp. 26, R. 27, W4M - 1920-09-29, 1926-05-29, 1928-02-08
Mail route - Kathyrn-Railway Station (C.N.) 
Switzer, Wilfred McLeod (I1863)
William entered the Ministry in 1852 
McDonagh, Rev. William (I1937)
William of Killeheen, weaver - found in Church of Ireland –Parish Church of Rathkeale Parish registers of Rathkeale, Limerick County: Christenings from Family History Center 1999-film # 0897365. 
Switzer, William (I3558)
William was City Auditor of Kingston, ON, Canada 
Miller, William H. (I2069)
Wilson Clark was a Wesleyan Methodist, Farmer and owned land in Hungerford Township, Hastings County. Wilson is our family's "great mystery".... He left the family to find work in northern New York State sometime in 1860’s. Eliza received many letters from Wilson, the last being dated April 1, 1867 indicating that he intended to come home within a few weeks. He never arrived.... 
Clark, Wilson (I324)
worked at Taylor Thermometer Co. before marriage then became house wife 
Switzer, Lillian May (I28)
“Toby” Switzer homesteaded near Wallace, SK, Canada in 1883, working his land in the summer and boot and shoemaking in Manitoba in the winter. In 1892, he returned to his home village, Pefferlaw, ON, and married Amy Keeler. They returned to Wallace and farmed until they were hailed out. They then moved to Yorkton where he opened a boot and shoe business.
Switzer, Tobias (I1784)
245  Switzer, Amos Christopher (I1349)
246  Switzer, Albert James (I1492)
247  Switzer, Sarah (I1532)
248  Switzer, Charlotte (I3964)
249  Hazelwood, David (I7712)
250  Family/Spouse F312

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