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Born in west - met Edith while attending school - to college in Iowa - returned to Poland, New York - died on train out west. - from Holliday researcher

Holliday, Clyde Cecil (I1313)
Canton (NY), Feb 25 (1957) Mrs. Jessie Barkley Janack, 68, East Main Street, Canton, widow of Edward Janack, died last night in the Edward John Noble Hospital here.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 PM, from the Gardner Funeral Home (Potsdam, NY), with Rev. A. Leslie Potter officiating.  Burial will be in Crary Mills Cemetery.  

Surviving Mrs. Janack are four sons, Edison of Ogdensburg;  William of Lisbon;  Hooken of Crary Mills; George of Canton;  and one daughter, Mrs Mary Morrow of Madrid;   two brothers, Adam and Henry Barkley, both of Prescott, Ont;   three sisters, Mrs. Emma Moore of Ogdensburg;  Mrs. Mary Casselman of Morrisbury, Ont;  Mrs. Bertha Kirby of Brockville, Ont;  23 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.  

Mrs.  Janack was born in Morrisburg, Ont, March 31, 1888, the daughter of Albert and Lucy Reddick Barkley. She married Edward Janack in 1904 in Canada.  In 1923 they moved to Potsdam, NY and later to Crary Mills, NY.   Mr. Janack died Jan. 11, 1947.
Barkley, Jessie (I7530)
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Catherine, through the will of her father Philip, was entitled to one-third of the improvements to the land which her mother had sold when she married John Lawrence, however, opposite Duncan Fisher's name, when witnessing for John Lawrence's claim is written, "is very well contented that the whole be paid to claimant (John Lawrence). 
Embury, Catherine (I201)

1870 age 3 yrs listed as Mathew M. Greenwell _Wynadotte, Butte Co., CA. (with parents)

1880 Wynadotte, Butte Co., CA as William M. Greenwell _(with parents)

1880 Annie G. Switzer age 9 yrs with parents in _Mendocino, Mendocino Co., CA.

1900 Edin Twp., Alameda Co., CA _William born Oct 1865 California _Gertrude born Feb 1871 California _Have been married 8 yrs _No children (living or dead)

1910 Oakland, Alameda Co., CA _W.M. Greenwell age 38 born California - one marriage 18 yrs _A ? Greenwell age 36 born California - one marriage 18 yrs

1920 Brooklyn Twp., Alameda Co., CA _William M. Greenwell age 52 born CA _Gertrude Greenwell 47 CA

1930 Contra Costa Co., CA _William M. Greenwell _Gertrude Greenwell
Greenwell, William Mathew (I1479)

1900 Ten Mile River, Mendocino Co., CA "LOTTIE" RYAN with parents.
1900 Big River Twp., Mendocino Co., CA , ALBERT SWITZER w/parents.
1910 Tenmile River Twp., Mendocino Co., CA, BUD & LOTTIE SWITZER.
1930 Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA, ALBERT J. & CHARLOTTE E. SWITZER and children. 
Ryan, Charlotte Elizabeth (I1493)
1900 Westport, Mendocino Co., CA, ESTHER BOWEN, age 2 yrs, with family.
1900 & 1910 HAROLD SWITZER w/parents in Mendocino Co., CA.
1930 HAROLD SWITZER (single) with widowed sister ADA HARVEY residing in Fort Bragg, Mendocino Co., CA.
1930 Fort Bragg (Tenmile Twp) ANDREW & ESTHER KNUDSEN & daughters.
HAROLD HARRISON SWITZER of Fort Bragg was certified as 'fit for duty' (Mendocino Men in WWI): Issue date 22 Aug 1917 Fort Bragg Advocate. 
Switzer, Harold Harrison (I1498)
_1880 Edith Switzer with parents Mendocino, Mendocino Co., CA.
_1900 & 1910 Edith Switzer with parents Fort Bragg (Ten Mile River Twp).
_1930 Edith Switzer residing with sister Ada Harvey (widow) & brother Harold Switzer (single) Fort Bragg, Mendocino Co., CA.
_1900 Leslie J. Gaustad (born Mar 1899) with parents in Lassen Co., CA.
_1910, 1920 & 1930 residing with parents Alturas, Modoc Co., CA.
_Parents names Eber/Ever? Rasmas Gaustad; mother Della M. ?. 
Switzer, Edith E. (I1486)
Censuses: 1880 Effie Switzer with parents Mendocino Co., CA __1900 Cuffeys Cove,
Mendocino Co., CA (5 June) _BIGGARS, ARTHUR W. born Jan 1870 CAN _EFFIE M
Jul 1874 CA _GERTRUDE S Mar 1900 CA __1910 Ten Mile River, Mendocino Co., CA
_BIGGERS, ARTHUR W. age 40 married 11 yrs b. Can _EFFIE M? 35 CA
_GERTRUDE S. 10 CA _DONALD S. 5 CA _ELIZABETH H. 6/12 CA __1920 San Jose
City, Santa Clara Co., CA _BIGGERS, ARTHUR W age 49 born Can _EFFIE S. 46 CA
_GERTRUDE S. 19 CA _DONALD S. 14 CA _ELIZABETH H. 10 CA __1930 Palo Alto,
Santa Clarra Co., CA _BIGGERS, ARTHUR W age 60 born Can _EFFIE S 55 CA
_DONALD S 25 CA _ELIZABETH 20 CA __1930 San Jose City, Santa Clara Co., CA
Switzer, Effie S. (I1482)
Censuses: __EMILY A. SWITZER 1880 w/parents Mendocino, Mendocino Co., CA

_ADA HARVEY (sister in-law) 1900 Edin Twp., Oakland, Alameda Co., CA
_ADA HARVEY 1910 Big River Twp., Mendocino Co., CA
_ADA E. HARVEY 1920 Oakland, Alameda Co., CA
_ADA HARVEY 1930 Fort Bragg, Mendocino Co., CA (age 57 widowed)
_ALICE HARVEY (age 8 w/mother) 1910 Big River Twp., Mendocino Co., CA
_ALICE L. HARVEY w/mother 1920 Oakland, Alameda Co., CA
_ALICE L. JEWETT w/husband & 2 sons 1930 Big River Twp., Mendocino Co.,
_ALBERT JEWETT 1920 Sebastapol Twp., Sonoma Co., CA (single age 23 born Califonria).

__From the Fort Bragg Advocate: __RE: Albert Jewett - son born 27 May 1926 _- son born 30 Jan 1928 (in the Fort Bragg Hospital) __California birth records (Father JEWETT - mother HARVEY) _LELAND ROSS JEWETT born 27 May 1926 Mendocino Co., CA. _MARTIN JEWETT born 30 Jan 1928 Mendocino Co., CA __1930 census shows LELAND R. age 3 & 11/12. _JEROME M age 2 yrs. __Unable to locate death record for LELAND or JEROME- might be living. _Military service for LELAND JEWETT, Merchant Marine, at Valdes, AK August 1942. 
Switzer, Emily Ada (I1480)
Christopher Tobias Switzer was baptized in the Church of Ireland, Rathkeale, County Limerick, Ireland, on the 8th of March 1798. He was apprenticed as a boot and shoe maker and had learned his trade by the age of 16. A hand-made awl, made by him when he was indentured, was still in existence in the 1920's but since has been lost. He came to Canada during the potato famine years in Ireland, probably 1846, or 1847. and he is found in the Canada Census of 1851 at Valentine in the Township of Brock, Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.

He was initiated into the Loyal Orange Orange Association on the 15th day of September, 1832 at Rathkeale, County Limerick, Ireland and was regularily received into the degree of True Orange in the Loyal Orange Association of British North America, at Brock, County of York*, in the Home District of Upper Canada. He became a District Deputy and was active in establishing Orange Lodges in the surrounding area.

Family tradition has it that he was musical and very light on his feet. On their arrival at the Port of Whitby, they bought a team and wagon and proceeded north to Brock. On their way, while passing through a village (probably Brooklin) on the 12th of July, they met up with an Orange Parade. Christopher took up his fife, got down from the wagon and joined a band in the parade. His fife, to-day, is in the care of Stuart Switzer, son of the late George S. Switzer of Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A. He was also known for his ability at Irish step-dancing. Legend has it that in Ireland on a 12th of July, he was cornered by some of his Catholic friends and was made to entertain them both with the fife and by step-dancing. Apparently all in good clean fun.

His musical ability was inherited by his sons and grandsons, all of whom could play the fife and "fiddle" by ear. His son Christopher was an accomplished musician on the violin. Christopher's grandsons Ross and Christopher were good musicians. His grandson John of Wilfrid, Ontario, was a fine pianist and his great grandson Wilfred, of High River, Alberta, had a beautiful tenor voice and in his early years an outstanding boy soprano. ~nother grandson, Sam of Cannington, Ontario turned out a forty piece fife and drum band on the 12th of July for many years.

* York County was split and part became the County of Ontario in which was the Township of Brock. To-day, it is within the Regional Municipality of Durham.
Christopher Tobias and Henrietta Margaret came to Canada from Clarina, County Limerick, Ireland during the famine years in Ireland (1840's). Apprenticed at boot and shoe making and had the trade at age 16. Initiated into the Loyal Orange Association on September 15, 1824 at Rathkeale, County Limerick, Ireland. On December 2,1852, he was regularly revered into the degree of True Orange, in the Loyal Orange Association of British North America, at Brock, County of York, in the Home District of Upper Canada. Upon arrival at the port of Whitby, he bought a team and wagon and proceeded north to Brock. Tradition has it that he was very musical, and had a great ability for Irish Step Dancing.

Hi Bob,
Love the maps.
I have a little information that will help anyone that might be looking for documented proof of Census.
in Reference to
Christopher Tobias Switzer[1, 2]
1798 - 1888
Your references should read:
Brock Township,Ontario County, ON Canada
Although we are now part of Durham Region (since abt 1960) Back in the days which you are referring to it was Ontario County.
Presently googling "Old Ontario County" will find the records.
A Country Post Office in Brock Township, Ontario County, 36 miles North of Whitby, the County Seat, 4 miles West of Sunderland on the Midland Division Grand Trunk Railway, its nearest railway point. Nearest Bank at Cannington. Settled in 1855. It contains Methodist Church and a Public School, and ships grain and produce. Stages daily to Sunderland, Vroomanton, Udor and Leaskdale. Population 100. Mail Daily -
Christopher Switzer, Postmaster

1861 census 467-1 page 005 line 27
@ca,on.york.georgina_township division 1 Film c1087 lds0390221
caution : original film page numbers foulde - OGSPI follows family goups
Hope that this is helpful.
Keep up the great work (Wish I could do it a well as you).

Switzer, Christopher Tobias (I1756)
Christopher was an agriculturist.
Empey, Christopher S. (I762)
63 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3137)
Colonial Settlers : Allen Casey & Sarah Wells
Born in Napanee, Ontario, A.C.Wells (1837-1922) came west in 1862 to the gold fields in the Cariboo. He was not successful and left the gold fields broke. In 1863, he went to Yale and turned to his trade as a harness maker. With employment secured he sent for his wife, Sarah M. Wells (nee Hodge) (1835-1921) who still lived in Ontario. The couple had married in 1859. Sarah Wells traveled to her new home with her sister-in-law, Jane
Evans and Mrs. Susan Forsyth. They traveled to New York City and then by boat to Panama, crossing the isthmus by narrow gauge railway. A boat trip up the coast took them to Victoria where her husband, A.C. Wells, met them.
In 1865, the couple moved to Chilliwack from Yale where Wells managed the property of his brother-in-law Charles Evans who continued to live in Yale. He purchased his own land, 400 acres, in 1866 and moved into a simple frame house. Acreage was added to the property over the ensuing years so that Wells became one of the largest landholders in the Sardis area. Wells prospered in his farming endeavors. In 1885, he built the first creamery in the area, that later became a co-operative, the first in British Columbia. Wells' purebred Ayrshire cattle were, in 1906, recognized as the best in the Province. As early as 1907, Wells exported stock to Japan and Korea.
He was trustee and treasurer of the first church in the community, the Atchelitz Methodist Church that was built in 1869. He was Chilliwack's first Justice of the Peace, Reeve of the Municipality of Chilliwack for various terms and an active member of the Chilliwack Agricultural Society.
Sarah and Allan Casey Wells had two children, Lillian and Edwin. Edwin took over the farm after his father's retirement. In turn, Edwin's son Oliver continued the family tradition until the early 1970s when the farm was sold and subdivided.

27 Apr 1872 Appointments to Commission of the Peace: Roderick FINLAYSON & Alfred James LANGLEY, both of Victoria; Frederick W. FOSTER of Clinton; Philip Houghton CLARKE of New Westminster;
James A. RAYMUS & Josiah Charles HUGHES, both of Burrard Inlet;
Allen Casey WELLS of Sumass; John CLAPPERTON of Nicolas Valley;
Thomas R. BUIE of Lytton; Jacob Hunter TODD & Robert Henry BROWN both of Cariboo District; Robert MCLEESE of Soda Creek; and Joseph Claypole MEESON of Sooke.
Wells, Allen Casey (I4342)
David's father David Sr. was the preacher that officiated at Barbara Hecks funeral. Barbara was the cousin of Philip Embury and became known as the "mother of Methodism" in North America.

!RESIDENCE: Wellington, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
Wolford; Hallowell, P.E. Co., O.C. March 7, 1807
Bridge Street Methodist Church, Belleville, Ontario

David A. Breckenridge
Based on information from: Roger C. Breckenridge

David, son of David and Hester (Wright) Breakenridge, was born in 1782, probably at St. John's, Quebec where David Breakenridge, Sr. was stationed during the American Revolutionary War. He died October 11, 1833, Wellington, Prince Edward County, Ontario. David married (1801) Rebecca Lawrence and they lived on land in Wolford Township, Grenville County, Ontario. David Breakenridge, Jr. became a Methodist deacon in 1823, he later withdrew from the church and became a farmer.

Rebecca was the daughter of John Lawrence of Augusta and Margaret (Switzer) Embury, the widow of Philip Embury. John Lawrence received a Crown Grant in Augusta twp., Grenville County, Ontario of 200 acres on Con 3 Lot 17, 200 acres on Con. 8, Lot 2 both patented September 1, 1797. According to Thad Leavitt's History of Leeds and Grenville, page 160, John Lawrence settled on Lot 18 in the 3rd concession about the year 1800. His children were John, Rebecca and Betsey. 
Breckenridge, David Alexander Jr. (I3642)
died at 15 months of rickets 
Martin, Stanley (I55)
died at age 6 mo of Cholera infantum 
Switzer, Eleanore Blanche (I132)
died at birth of heart disease 
Martin, Robert (I54)
Died by drowning and was the first burial at the new Switzerville Burying Ground at Switzer's Church. 
Neville, Peter (I466)
Died young 
Miller, George Lester (I2444)
Disposed of his farm in Camden Valley, New York, which had been his father's (also Philip Embury's) and came to Canada in 1807.

In 1826, Switzer's Church was built on his farm.

In October , 1828, the first Methodist Conference (Canada Conference at which the Methodist Episcopal Church of Canada was officially born), and Ordination service held in Canada, was held at this church.

Christopher was an efficient and popular exhorter and class leader in the Methodist Church for years.

He was injured by a fall which resulted in death.

He was one of the first Trustees of Switzer's Chapel.

Switzer's Chapel was first built in1826, and later rebuilt in 1892. It was torn down in 1988 and a historical plaque placed where it had stood.

Christopher Switzer who for many years, was a local preacher - found in OBITUARIES FROM ONTARIO'S CHRISTIAN GUARDIAN 1861-1870 by Donald A McKenzie 
Switzer, Christopher (I82)
72 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3347)
Dolmage, Barbara (I1722)
Duncan signed a petition of 246 citizens, asking the King for a House of Assembly for the Province of Quebec, on November 24, 1784. 
Fisher, Duncan (I3613)
Editor of the Hamilton Spectator - from Hamilton Gazette 1847-1849 Reid's Marriage Notices

SMILEY, ROBERT REID, printer, newspaperman, and businessman; b. 1817 in Ireland, son of Samuel and Agnes Smiley; m. 2 Nov. 1847 Margaret Switzer; d. 10 May 1855 in Hamilton, Upper Canada.

Robert Reid Smiley immigrated with his parents to Kingston, Upper Canada, at an early age. He was apprenticed as a printer with the Kingston Herald, rose to be foreman, and later worked, also as foreman, for the British Whig. In 1844 he moved with the seat of government to Montreal, where he was employed by the printers J. Starke and Company and wrote on political matters for various journals.

Hamilton at that time had a high tory newspaper, the Hamilton Gazette, and General Advertiser, run by George Perkins Bull*. Its style was mild mannered and its interests increasingly theological. A group of leading conservative businessmen, which may have included Sir Allan Napier MacNab*, wanted a newspaper to express their views with the same vigour and aggressiveness that Solomon Brega was showing in his reform paper, the Journal and Express. A member of the group, grocer and druggist Edwin Dalley, had discussions with Smiley in Montreal as a result of which Smiley agreed to set up a newspaper in Hamilton, Dalley having indicated that he would give any financial assistance required. Smiley brought his younger brothers, John Gibson and Hugh Creighton, with him to Hamilton.

On 15 July 1846 the first issue of the Hamilton Spectator, and Journal of Commerce, a four-page semi-weekly, appeared. In May 1850 a weekly edition was added “For Country Circulation” and two years later publication of a daily began. Each prospered. The circulation of the semi-weekly in 1850 rivalled that of Toronto’s Globe and British Colonist. On the day of Smiley’s death the Spectator appeared in a new enlarged format indicative of its continued influence throughout the large area west of Toronto. The key to this success lay in Smiley’s great industry, his excellent business habits, and the scope and vigour of his writing.

The Spectator’s editorial policy was considered moderate conservative. It made attacks on reformers as violent and vituperative as any in the province, being especially uncompromising in its abuse of Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine*, whom it denounced as a dictator. The moderation of its conservatism was confined to church-state issues. For example, in 1847 Smiley approved the unsuccessful compromise settlement of the university question proposed by the government of Henry Sherwood. In 1850 he condemned the revival of agitation over the clergy reserves question as a ministerial device intended to distract public attention from the Rebellion Losses Act, but later he came round to supporting secularization of the reserves. A Presbyterian of the Church of Scotland connection, he was critical of the privileges and claims of the Church of England, hostile to the Free Church, and proud of the unanimity with which his denomination voted tory.

But if contemporaries saw the Spectator as moderate conservative, they also regarded it as the mouthpiece of the ultra-tory leader, MacNab. The paradox was not as absolute as it appears. From the late 1840s MacNab’s ultra-toryism was more a matter of past associations and the necessities forced upon him as party leader than of deeply held convictions. On the other hand, Smiley was more extreme than MacNab in his criticisms of Governor Lord Elgin [Bruce*], La Fontaine, and Francis Hincks*. In 1853 Smiley publicly denied that MacNab had influence over or a financial interest in the Spectator. Privately, he expressed distrust of the knight and was critical of his selfishness. Yet both locally and provincially the Spectator supported MacNab with remarkable consistency. It was, for example, bitterly hostile towards William Henry Draper*, a leader of moderate conservative governments from 1843 to 1847, towards his successor Henry Sherwood, and towards Ogle Robert Gowan*, all political enemies and rivals of the Hamilton tory. In 1854 Smiley, influenced in part by his friendship with John Sandfield Macdonald*, advocated a coalition between the conservatives and the independent or opposition reformers of Upper Canada, but when MacNab led the conservatives into government with not only the Lower Canadian moderates but also the Hincksites, whom Smiley had denounced, the editor executed an immediate about-face. The Spectator became the leading Upper Canadian press representative of the conservatives in the new combination of political groups.

Smiley was also interested in civic affairs. He was a keen advocate of local improvement, pressing for such developments as lighted streets. When the Hamilton Gas Light Company was formed in 1850, he was one of its first directors. Through all the vicissitudes of its early history, Smiley supported the Hamilton-based Great Western Rail-Road Company, faithfully reporting its progress, boosting its prospects, and defending it against rivals. When the Grand Trunk Railway, Hincks’s emerging colossus, threatened the Great Western’s monopoly west of Toronto, the Spectator was outraged and subsequently Smiley resisted strenuously any suggestion of amalgamation of the two competing companies. From the complex and ferocious fighting which developed within the Great Western in 1853 and 1854 Smiley at first stood aloof. Ultimately he came out strongly against the prominent Hamilton merchant, Isaac Buchanan*, who, with Charles John Brydges*, dominated the board. The Buchanan–Brydges proposal to purchase the Erie and Ontario Railroad Company together with associated properties was one reason for his stand, since it meant the building up of Niagara (Niagara-on-the-Lake) at the expense of Hamilton. MacNab’s opposition to Buchanan and Brydges was another.

Little is known of Smiley’s private life. He was described as “a pale young man of short stature, slim build, and by no means robust health.” There was one child of his marriage, a son who died in October 1850. That year Smiley purchased land in the eastern part of Hamilton on which he erected a large house in Tuscan villa style. Completed in 1854, the house was referred to as Smiley’s Castle more often than by its real name, Rose Arden. Smiley enjoyed his castle for only six months before his death from consumption. The disease seemed to have been halted by a trip abroad in 1851. He was planning another, and had been appointed honorary commissioner to the universal exposition in Paris in 1855. But on 10 May 1855 he died, a few hours after leaving his work at the paper. His large funeral was attended by freemasons, Oddfellows, and members of the Hamilton Typographical Society. The tributes on his death were unusually warm and numerous.

Smiley left to his wife and his brothers a money-making newspaper which has lasted to this day, a first-class steam printing plant, a bindery, a lithographing and printing outfit, the Ancaster Woollen Mill, and one of the finest residences in the city, all acquired in less than ten years.

Donald Robert Beer and Katharine Greenfield

AO, RG 22, ser.155, will of R. R. Smiley. HPL, Arch. file, C. R. McCullough papers, pp.1–6 (photocopies); Clipping file, Newspapers – Canada, Canadian journalism ser., xvii–xix; Hamilton biog.; Hamilton – Newspaper, general, “A bit of local news history”; Scrapbooks, Richard Butler, “Saturday musings,” 2: 9, 53, 63; 3: 40, 98, 126, 147, 201–2, 219; 4: 18–19; H. F. Gardiner, 216: 10; Hamilton Spectator, 1: 16; Historic houses in Hamilton, 1, pt.2. PAC, MG 19, A2, ser.2, 3, pt.2, Smiley to Ermatinger, 20 March

1850, 15 Feb. 1851. British Colonist (Toronto), 1850. British Whig, 1840. Christian Guardian, 19 June 1850. Daily Spectator, and Journal of Commerce, 5, 28 Aug., 15 Sept. 1854; 15, 17 May 1855. Globe,
1850. Hamilton Gazette, and General Advertiser, 1845. Hamilton Spectator, and Journal of Commerce, 15 July 1846–10 May 1855, especially 21 July 1847, 22 June 1850. Journal and Express (Hamilton), 1845. Kingston Herald, 1840. Death notices of Ontario, comp. W. D. Reid (Lambertville, N.J., 1980).
DHB, 1: 24, 30, 37, 58, 135–44, 182–83. Marriage notices of Ontario, comp. W. D. Reid (Lambertville, 1980). Montreal directory, 1843. Hamilton Spectator, 15 July 1896, 16 July 1921, 15 July 1936. E. S. Vickers, “The Victorian buildings of Hamilton,” Wentworth Bygones (Hamilton), 7 (1967): 50–51.

© 2000 University of Toronto/Université Laval 
Smiley, Robert Reid (I4405)
Edward was a wheelright - found in Church of Ireland -Parish Church of Rathkeale Parish registers of Rathkeale, Limerick County: Christenings from Family History Center 1999-film # 0897365. 
Switzer, Edward (I990)
Elijah Switzer lived at the Vardy Settlement. 
Switzer, Elijah Peter (I4218)
Elisabetha Kesselring was the mother of all of Hans Jacob’s children.

Michael Renner, father of Hans Jacob’s first wife Eva, was the Schultheiss of Assenheim from 1623 to 1630 when the Court was discontinued because of the Thirty Years War.

Hans Jacob and Eva bought two pieces of meadow from Paul Geringer for 6 Gulden, in 1657. Eva must have died in 1657 as we find Johann Jacob marrying Elisabetha Kesselring in 1658.

Elisabetha was the daughter of Michael Kesselring, the Schultheiss of Ellerstadt. In 1669, they bought one Morgen Ackerfeld, (about 2/3 of an acre) from Georg Ott for 4 Gulden. In 1686, Schweitzer bought from Christian Spohne, a house, yard, barn with all appendages and a share from the good Duerkheim Hospital in Assenheim, for 300 Florin; 190 Florin was given to him by his wife, and the remainder of 110 Florin to be paid according to his ability to pay. The190 Florin was probably her inheritance on the death of her father.

Known as Hans Jacob or Jacob. lived at Rheingoeheim, and was a lead-hand at Bad Durkheim prior to marriage. Appointed to the Court of Assenheim, 16 Apr 1668, replacing Lorenz Haman, in an appointment for life.

Folklore has it that Eva died in 1657 in Germany along with a first born child. This would make sense as there where many lives lost, during childbirth, in this period of time.

Elisabetha's father was the "Schultheiss" (Chief Magistrate) of the village of Ellerstadt. 
Schweitzer, Hans Jacob (I105)
Elizabeth’s name listed as Eliza in the Church of Ireland - Parish Church of Rathkeale Parish registers of Rathkeale, County Limerick - BURIALS from Family History Center film # 0897365 in the listing of her son Henry. 
Elizabeth (I4006)
Elizabeth’s name spelled DOLMADGE in Parish records 
Dolmage, Elizabeth (I1723)
81 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I22)
Eula Lapp in her book, “To Their Heirs Forever”, shows in the passport of Michael Schweitzer in 1709, to leave Germany for Pennsylvania, that his brother-in-law Andreas Strebel was one of the signors. This shows that Hans Jacob Schweitzer had at least one daughter. 
Schweitzer (I3524)
Everett did a lot of work on the Switzer family genealogy on this branch. 
Switzer, Everett George (I1027)
Fred Bell of Moscow in his genealogy knew that a Micah was living with Sanford, thinking Sanford was a son of Philip Switzer and Nancy Card but didn't know if Micah was a brother or uncle. I think the Sandford, Fred was talking about, is Sandford Ash Switzer and the son of David Switzer and grandson of Philip and Nancy. Perhaps Sandford Ash stayed with Micah when his father died. His mother moved to Fenelon and married George, David's first cousin, after David died. By 1881 Sandford Ash was living
in Fenelon. Sandford Miles Switzer who moved to Manitoba/Saskatchewan border to farm in early 1900's.

Sanford and Margaret Ann, Switzer were witnesses at the marriage of Edward Wesley Switzer and Elizabeth Ann Kivell in 1880 their first cousin once removed.

Sanford went to Manson Manitoba from Victoria County Ontario. In 1883 the majority of the odd numbered sections of Manitoba were still Canadian Pacific Railway lands, later sold to pay for the
expansion of the Railway.

An early map shows S. A. Switzer, holding the NE 1/4 Section of 24-13-29 E SE of Manson. Sanford was still in Manson in 1909 and is on record as having helped refurbish the Methodist (later United) Church, by constructing the pulpit.

Switzer, Sanford Ash (I1085)
Funeral 18 Oct 2004 Robert J. Reid & Sons Funeral Home, Kingston, Frontenac, ON, CAN

RUTTAN — In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather, Clinton George, who passed away October 15, 1999. [...] -Sadly missed by daughter Andrea, son-in-law Pierre and grandson Riley. 
Ruttan, Clinton George (I3025)
Gene Pool has Sarah born at Odelltown La Prairie Co, PQ in 1846. 
Switzer, Sarah Letitia (I3974)
George was an agriculturist and a Methodist minister.
Empey, George (I760)
George was the father of Rodolphus B. He was born in Washington County Nov. 6, 1793, and came to Lewis County in 1814, locating is Harrisburgh, on the farm now owned by William Rook. His life occupation was that of a farmer. His wife was Mary Ann Bush, daughter of John Bush, of Harrisburgh, who was born May 23, 1799. George Wilson died Dec. 14, 1849. His wife died Oct. 13, 1882.
Their children were four: -
Jane born Apr. 15, 1826, married Allen Snell, Oct. 14, 1848 and died Dec. 29, 1877; Rodolph, who died at the age of one year; Rodolphus B.; Anna Maria, born July 16, 1830 married the Rev. Willett Vary, who died, and she married his brother, John Vary.
Rodolphus Bush Wilson, the third of these children, was born in Harrisburgh, Lewis County, Nov. 1, 1829, in which town his early life was passed on the farm. He received the education of the common schools and adopted the life of a farmer, in which business he has been more than ordinarily prosperous. In Jan.uary, 1862, he removed from Harrisburgh and settled in the town of Denmark, where he has since resided. He is regarded by his fellow townsmen as a man of honor and integrity in all business matters, and faithful and true in his friendships.
On the 16th of January, 1857, he married Amelia A.
Schultz, daughter of Solomon Schultz , of Denmark, who was born in that town, December 6, 1832. Their children are: - George Frank, born June 19, 1859; James Addison born August 22, 1869; and Fay L., born Feb. 28, 1874.
-from “History of Lewis County” pages 215 & 216 
Wilson, George (I438)
George, wheelright of Bisnamuck (spelling??) parish of Croag – found in Church of Ireland -Parish Church of Rathkeale Parish registers of Rathkeale, Limerick County: Christenings from Family History Center1999-film # 0897365 
Switzer, George (I3680)
Gerald Alenby Alger, Graduated from the Vocational School as an Automotive Mechanic. He joined the work force in 1935 as a Call Boy, for the Temiscaming and Northern Ontario Railway. He was promoted to the Freight department of the T&NO, sent to Kirkland Lake in 1937and then moved to Timmins. When War broke out in 1939 he decided to enroll in the RCAF as an Aero Engine Mechanic, to follow the Technical Training program, from the North Bay Technical School, from which he graduated and was sent to Brandon Manitoba for his Basic Training. Christmas & New Year,1940-41 he joined with many others at the RCAF Mechanical Training School in St Thomas Ontario in a mass exodus, on Leave without Permission, to show dissatisfaction with the Xmas Leave Policy of the RCAF. His whole group of AC’s were singled out to be an example and were discharged ignominiously.
He then Joined the Canadian Army and at the end of his training was sent overseas as a Staff Sergeant Artificer in the Royal Canadian Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. In charge of field workshops behind the second division Canadian Army, he spent the entire balance of the war, living in temporary quarters, just behind the Front Lines, He had many harrowing experiences.
Demobilized in late 1945 he returned to the T&NO ( now ONR) and was sent to Temagami as a Mechanic in the new Boat Works Subsidiary of the T&NO. There were no houses to be had so he and his Wife Violet and Son Gerald Jr. lived in one room log cabin without Water or Sewer, sleeping in bunk beds, hauling water from the lake, 300 yards downhill from the cabin. The Writer (CTA) visited with them in the winter of 1946-7. During the night the door blew open and we awakened to a cabin filled with snow at a temperature of minus 35 degrees farenheit.
Another employment opportunity was offered in Temiscaming PQ,the Home of Vi's Parents Fred & Martha Bramhall, so Gerald moved to Temiscaming and began his stint as a mechanic with Lynn Motors.
Two Years Later he Joined his Father and Brother Cliff as Accountant in training under the supervision of James Milligan, who was about to open his own General Accounting Business. He there and then embarked on his career as Credit and Accounting Manager of Nipissing Electric Supply Company Limited.
Gerry was the kingpin in a group which applied for and were In June of 1955 granted the first License to Operate a TV Station in North Bay. CKGN TV went on the air in December 1955 and the enterprise was operated by Tel-Add Limited until sold to Lord Thompson in 1963, with Gerald Alger as the President and finally as General Manager. He was honoured by The Association of Broadcasters, at a Fete in Sudbury Ontario as
one of the Pioneers of Canadian Television.
Gerry wound up the Electrical interests of Nipissing Electric Supply Company Limited and sold its assets and charter to his nephew Robert Alger. He has been retired since 1984 and lives at Niagara on the Lake, where he operates a non profit woodworking shop. By; Cliff Alger 
Alger, Gerald Allenby (I3141)
Govan, SK 
Wilson, William Arthur (I1733)
Govan, SK 
Wilson, Arthur Miller (I1799)
Had four children 
Glassford, Mary (I1428)
Hans Dieter was on the village court. Schultheiss of Assenheim (Mayor) from 1758 - 1787. 
Schweitzer, Hans Dieter (I108)
Harriet was of German and Irish ancestry, and Methodist faith. Her 1873 marriage record says she's 26; however, she's only 32 in the 1881 census. 
Switzer, Harriett (I687)
Harriet’s name was listed as Henrietta in the Church of Ireland -Parish Church of Rathkeale Parish registers of Rathkeale, County Limerick 
Shier, Harriet (I3572)
Harvey and his wife went to Michigan in America 
Miller, Harvey (I1928)
Have seen Mary Elizabeth’s last name as Eaken – unsure of validity. 
Mary Elizabeth (I1253)
Her mother, Matilda Stone, died when she was about two months old. Living in Black River at time of her marriage. 
Marino, Eleanora Stowe (I33)
HUGHES, Mrs. Julia Anne
Merced Express, December 12, 1930MRS. S. J. HUGHES
PASSES AWAYMrs. Julia Ann Hughes, wife of the Rev. S. J. Hughes, passed away at her home at 536 Twentieth street Monday morning, death resulting from the infirmities incident t advanced age.Mrs. Hughes was born at Violet, near Kingston, Ontario, August 11, 1851. She grew to womanhood and attended school there and married the Rev. S. J. Hughes September 13, 1877. Twelve years ago he was superannuated. In 1919 the Rev. and Mrs. Hughes went to Porterville to live with their daughter, Mrs. Dietrict–Gaskell, later of Cathey's Valley. Rev. Hughes occupied the Methodist Episcopal pastorate at Kerman in 1921 and 1922.The husband and four children survive. A son, Frederick, was killed in the battle of Somme in the World War. He was a member of the Northumberland Fusiliers, an English regiment. The children are; Mrs. Dietrich-Gaskell of Mariposa county, Mrs. Edith Hardy of Ottawa, Canada; W. P. Hughes of Montreal, and Mrs. Marguerite Robert of Merced. Also surviving are three sisters, fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Thomas D. Hilk
1725 Wildwood CT
Merced, CA 95340
Perry, Julia Ann (I1652)

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