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Prussian Immigrants Into The Ottawa Area

In the Sessional Papers of 24 Victoria 1861 (14) there is a report on the "Progress of the Prussian Emigrants, settled on the Ottawa." Please keep in mind the period of this emigration was before the time of German unification and therefore you will see names and places from parts of what is now Germany as well as parts of other European countries. Here is the list of settlers who took up land in Renfrew County.

Name of the Settler His Place of Nativity The Township Government District When Entered No. of Acres cleared since No. of Lots Concession
Gottleib Stahn Baden-Baden Baden-Baden Duchy of Baden Fall '59 3 C South
Abbt. Flies Horne Berent Danzig Spr'g '60 2 B S 190 & 1
Albert Homernick Horne Berent Danzig Spr'g '60 -- B N 232 & 3
John Flies Horne Berent Danzig Spr'g '60 -- B S 192 & 3
Albert Zblowky Kalisch Berent Danzig Spr'g '60 -- B N 299 & 30
Jos. Lobietsky Kalisch Berent Danzig Spr'g '60 -- B N 227 & 8
Joseph Zesarsky Slaviska Berent Danzig Spr'g '60 -- B N 225 & 6
Andrew Krockinsky Philippa Berent Danzig Spr'g '60 -- B N 223 & 4
Thos. Schulist Kalisch Berent Danzig Spr'g '60 -- B N 221 & 2
Jos. Suslek Kalisch Berent Danzig Spr'g '60 -- B N 217 & 8
Mathias Stipior Stanzick Berent Danzig Spr'g '60 -- B N 213 & 4
Chs. Zereczeck Grabon Karthausen Danzig Spr'g '60 -- B N 211 & 2
John Luzick Kalisch Berent Danzig Spr'g '60 -- B N 215 & 6
Paul Zblewsky Gornitz Marienwerder Danzig Spr'g '60 -- B N 208 & 9
Aug. Jante Techbohn Berent Danzig Spr'g '60 -- B N 206 & 7
John Kulasser Tuska Berent Danzig Spr'g '60 -- B N 198 & 9
Jacob Kulasser Tuska Berent Danzig Spr'g '60 -- B N 196 & 7
Casimir Rizo Lipush Berent Danzig Spr'g '60 -- B N 194 & 5
Joseph Sezalla Karsin Gornitz Marienwerder Spr'g '60 -- B N 191 & 2
Paul Sezalla Karsin Gornitz Marienwerder Spr'g '60 -- B N 189 & 90
John Liza Karsin Gernitz Marienwerder Spr'g '60 -- B N 249 & 50
Anton Zewerth Selzena Berent Danzig Spr'g '60 -- B N 232 & 3
Frans Prinz Kalish Berent Danzig Fall '59 -- B N 230 & 1
Michel Prinz Kalish Berent Danzig Fall '59 -- B N 228 & 9
Anton. Prinz Kalish Berent Danzig Fall '59 -- B N 226 & 7
Jos. Atminsky Kalish Berent Danzig Fall '59 -- B N 222 & 3
Jos. Hinza Klintz Berent Danzig Fall '59 -- B N 220 & 1
Paul Trebinsky Stulzna Karthaugen Danzig Fall '59 -- B N 216 & 7
Albert Kulasser Quarni Berent Danzig Fall '59 -- B N 214 & 5
Mich. Stipior Ostrawa Karthaus Danzig Fall '59 -- B N 212 & 3
Aug. Flies Korne Berent Danzig Fall '59 -- B S 210 & 11
Jos. Zblewsky Kalisch Berent Danzig Fall '59 -- B S 208 & 9
Jos. Jaxa Kalisch Berent Danzig Fall '59 -- B S 206 & 7
Math. Zadowsky Puskwe Berent Danzig Fall '59 -- B S 198 & 9
Math. Peculezky Puskwe Berent Danzig Fall '59 -- B S 196 & 7
Peter Kaldusky Puskwe Berent Danzig Fall '59 -- B S 194 & 5


This part of the report gives more information on each settler. Here is the list of settlers who took up land in Renfrew County, missing the number of acres they had in various crops, which does appear in the Sessional Papers:

Name of the Settler His Place of Nativity The Township Government District When Entered No. of Acres cleared since No. of Lots Concession The Township in County of Renfrew
Carl Kruger Reuherskreutz Libben Frankfurt on Oder Spr'g'59 10 45 S.R. Bonnechere Bromley
John Witzel Cassel Hesse Hesse Cassel Fall '59 8 31 19 Wilberforce
Ludwig Puls Arentsee Prenzlow Potzdam Spr'g '60 2 40 S.R. Bonnchere Admaston
John Kruger Oberhoff Grevesmilhlen Mecklenburg Spr'g '60 3 S H 15 4 Bromley
Carl Lenz Oberhoff Grevesmilhlen Mecklenburg Spr'g '60 2 N H 15 4 Bromley
M.B. Gudde Rotterdam Rotterdam Holland Spr'g '60 11 28 Free Grand Opoengo
John Guese Greifswalde Greifswalde Frankfurt on Oder Fall '60 3 E H 16 5 Bromley
Carl Lomers Greifswalde Greifswalde Frankfurt on Oder Fall '60 3 17 5 Bromley
Carl Kleimholz Buchow Mecklebg. Schw. Mecklenburg Fall '60 2 18 5 Bromley
Gottl. Kuss Buchow Mecklebg. Schw Mecklenburg Fall '60 3 41 S. R. Bonnechere Bromley
Martin Marks Bagazin Woberneck Posen Spr'g '60 4 39 S. R. Bonnechere Bromley
A. Kockorowsky Bagazin Woberneck Posen Spr'g '60 7 6 20 Wilberforce
Ludw. Ringe Hesse Cassel Cassel Electorate of Hesse Spr'g '60 3 23 N. R. Bonnechere Admaston
J. Gottl. Weber Krahuziel Arnswalde New Mark Spr'g '60 -- -- -- Renfrew Village (note reads: Have a lot, with small garden attached with vegetables, & enter next spring)
Carl Bussow Gr. Vosshagen Grevesmilheln Mecklenburg Spr'g '60 -- -- -- same as above
Joachim Grund Yarnowitz Grevesmilheln Mecklenburg Spr'g '60 -- -- -- Renfrew Village
Wilh. Schroeder Breitenstein Friedeberg Frankfurt on Oder Spr'g '59 11 4 8 S. Algona
They arrived only last August, via New York: they are friends of Wm. Schroeder, and were searching for good lots, and would enter at once upon land in the 21stand 22ndConcessions of Wilberforce. They resided on lot 36 in 18thConcession. Wilberforce; there is no other road further open.
Fred. Sell - - -
John Bohn - - -
Gottl. Muller - - -
Gottl. Quast - - -
Aug. Schroeder - - -
Chs. Quast - - -
Nicolaus Krauz Breitenback Herzberg Electorate of Hesse Fall '59 7 1 1 North Algona
Carl Ruhs Wacherow Greifswalde Vor Pommern Spr'g '59 20 34 17 Wilberforce
Fried. Schutt Greifswalde Greifswalde Vor Pommern Spr'g '59 8 30-31 17 Wilberforce
Wm. Thur Toltz Marsow Stargardt Spr'g '59 7 34 18 Wilberforce
Chs. Wassmund Kleinschenwalde Greifswalde Vor Pommern Spr'g '59 10 32 18 Wilberforce
J. Bushard Hesse Cassel Cassel Electorate of Hesse Spr'g '60 6 5 21 Wilberforce
Theodor Wassmund Kleinschenwalde Greifswalde Vor Pommern Spr'g '59 3 36 18 Wilberforce
Martin Budarick Drachausen Cotbus Frankfurt on Oder Fall '58 36 14 25 Wilberforce
M. Budarick, jr. Drachausen Cotbus Frankfurt on Oder Fall '58 4 13 24 Wilberforce
Fred. Kulosser Drachausen Cotbus Frankfurt on Oder Fall '58 16 13 25 Wilberforce
Martin Rinza Drachausen Cotbus Frankfurt on Oder Fall '58 14 13 25 Wilberforce
Mart. Liesk Drachausen Cotbus Frankfurt on Oder Spr'g '60 5 9 6 Alice
Nath. Liesk Drachausen Cotbus Frankfurt on Oder Spr'g '60 4 8 6 Alice
Fred. Kaatz Rohrbock Arnswalde Frankfurt on Oder Spr'g '59 6 27 6 Alice
Julius Ringel Steffershutte Berent Danzig July '59 3 28 6 Alice
Carl Ringel Steffershutte Berent Danzig July '59 5 29 6 Alice
Gottl. Wolgeringer Piscareinick Winzig Schlesien Spr'g '60 2 25 6 Alice (no crop yet and no cattle)
Edw. Weber Marienflel Stargardt Pommern July '59 3 26 6 Alice
H. Diehl Cassel Cassel Electorate of Hesse Spr'g '59 2 30 6 Alice
John Boldt Nehsebandt Bergen Insel Rugen July '59 9 14 B Alice
John Biesenthal Marienhof Arnswalde Frankfurt on Oder Spr'g '59 8 15 B Alice
Fried. Witt Schonfelde Arnswalde Frankfurt on Oder Spr'g '59 10 16 B Alice
Ludwig Brosek Schonfelde Arnswalde Frankfurt on Oder Spr'g '60 3 17 B Alice (no crop)
John Wienholz Lubow Wismar Mecklenburg July '59 8 23 1 Alice
Carl Ringel, jr Steffershitte Berent Danzig ---------- 4 8 A Alice )no crop; lives with his father)
John Wieneke Roebel Roebel Mecklenburg do 4 19 A Alice
Jos. Rohloff Roebel Roebel Mecklenburg do 8 14 A Alice
John Christen Poserin Goldberg Mecklenburg Spr'g '59 10 9-10 B Alice
Mich. Max Liebonan Arnswalde Frankfurt on Oder Spr'g '59 6 27 7 Alice
Gottl. Weissenberg Radwitz Buntzen Posen July '59 5 28 7 Alice
Wm. Suekow Zachan Saazig Stettin Spr'g '59 8 30 7 Alice
John Suekow Zachan Saazig Stettin Spr'g '59 ---------- 29 7 Alice (no crop; lives in service)
Aug. Freiwald Kleinhatzan Soldin Frankfurt on Oder July '60 2 18 B Alice
Wm Luloff Kleinhatzan Soldin Frankfurt on Oder Fall '59 12 24 17 Wilberforce
John Sherer Berlin Berlin Upper Canada Fall '59 4 C North... 66 and 67 Opeongo F.G.
Herm. Sherer Berlin Berlin Upper Canada Fall '59 3 ---------- South 60 and 61 Opeongo F.G.

The following letter is also contained in this report. It reads:

Government Emigration Office,
Quebec, 20th October, 1860

Translation of the original, statement, by the German Settlers.

We, the undersigned German immigrants, now settled in the County of Renfrew, Canada West, by the advice of Mr. Sinn, who accompanied us into the wild forest, have settled here some eighteen months ago. We are now in possession of a homestead, which secures to us and our families the means of a comparatively independent livelihood. We are all satisfied with the land bought from Government, it produces abundant crops, and as we possess but little means, we find also remunerative employment among the old settlers, which enables us to procure the neccessaries which we may require until we have made a sufficient clearance on our own lots.

We can therefore, upon our own experience, recommend Canada to our friends and acquaintances in the old country, who are desirous to emigrate.

Signed and given in our domiciles, in the Townships of Alice and Wilberforce, in the month of October, 1860.
(Signed) Wilhelm Thur, Johann Boldt, Johann Biesenthal,
Johann Witzel, Friedrich Schutt, Friedrich Wilt,
Carl Wassmund, Johann Christen, Carl Ruhs,
Nicolaus Krantz, Ferdinand Kaatz, Gottl. Muller,
August Schroeder, Friedrich Altenburg, Wilhelm Schroeder,
Johann Bohn, Wilhelm Suckow, Friedrich Weissenberg,
Gottlieb Quast, Albert Suekow, Theodore Wassmund,
Herman Suekow, Joachim Grund, A. Lange,
Johann Weber, Johann Wienholz, Carl Bussow,
Friedrich Kulasser, Edward Weber, Martin Liesk,
Carl Ringel, Martin Budarick, Julius Ringel,
August Freiwuld, Gottlieb Wolgeringer, Martin Budarick, Jr.,
Gottl. Weissenberg, Martin Rinza, Michel Man.
Jacob Ringel,

The above is a faithful translation from the original.

(Signed,) W. Sinn

Government Emigration Department,
Quebec, 20th October, 1860.


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