Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Settlement of Richmond/Goulbourn Twp

15 Nov 2017
  I am a little slow these days and will have a new post shortly. As you are no doubt
aware next year, 2018, is the 200th anniversary of the start of settlement of what is
now the city of Ottawa. FYI, it never became known as that until 1855. It actually
had no name until it started to be called Bytown.  Also as I have mentioned
before the 100th Regiment became known as the 99th Regiment in February 1816.
The settlers started arriving in Richmond in the fall of 1818.
For the names of the military settlers go back to the alpha listing in 2015 and for the
civilian settlers starting in January 2016 and early 2017
Jim St

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Settlement of Richmond/Goulbourn Twp

3 October 2017
   Moving on to the 200th Anniversary

Just to mention; On 3rd of November 2017 it will be the 200th
Anniversary of the Bank of Montreal. I was a member a few yrs ago.
Ref;  Canada's History (formerly 'The Beaver') Oct/Nov 2017 issue
pages 42 - 46.
  The fall of 2018 is the 200th Anniversary of the settlement of
(present day Ottawa) Richmond and the Goulbourn Twp area.
Refer back in this blog to the alpha Surname listing of Soldiers
in the year 2015. There are 181 names mostly from the
100th/99th Regiment and a few other Regiments.
  Following in the year 2016 and part of 2017 the civilian
settlers who settled also in alpha order. By my count there
are 454 settlers in total. I am going to attempt to determine who
moved away. and especially where?? There is not much info
available until the 1851 Census. so good luck Jim.
 It took about three years for a settler to complete the terms
of settlement. The soldier/settlers were probably not farmers
as they probably joined the army as young men about 20 yrs old.
  Above I used the term 100th/99th Regiment. They are the same
and will explain in my next post.

FYI, WE just returned from a visit to Europe. Stayed near Baden-Baden
and went to Kandersteg in Switzerland; Visiter Dieppe, Dunkirk and
Vimy, and visited relatives around Baden. A great trip but tiring.
Glad to be home.   Jim St

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Goulbourn Twp History

12 Sept 2017     

 I am taking a couple of weeks off from my posts.

When I return I will start posting details etc on the

settlememt of Richmond/Goulbourn Twp as 2018

is the 200th Anniversary of its settlement and the 150th

of confederation will soon be over. Looks like summer has

arrived. Wouldn't you know it. Enjoy

Jim St


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Settlers Present Day 0ttawa

In about 1 year from now we will be celebrating the start of settlement of
Bytown, its bi-centennial [August 2018]. Much happened before this date
but I plan to move forward from 1817, 200 yrs ago today.
I have listed in previous posts, military settlers in 2015 in alpha order
and then civilians in alpha order Jan. 2016 to Feb 2017.
There are 181 Soldiers and the civilian settlers total 454 persons/families.
Driving thru Goulbourn Twp. one can see why many settlers moved away.
There is an article in The Stittsville News, dated 25 January 1984, page 14
entitled 'The survey of Goulbourn in 1817' by G.J.Zeldenrust.
[Goulbourn Historical Society]. This article details important info
regarding early Goulbourn, its survey and settlement. Also contains a map
of 5 lots, 6 to 10 of Concession VIII and details of the lot size, etc.
 Richmond is in the south east corner of Goulbourn Twp. and contains
19, one acre lots from Perth St on the north to Ottawa St. on the South.
The streets running north and south are Queen St on the west and
King St on the east. Outside these streets there are 120  10 acre park lots,
1 acre wide and 10 acres long.[ An acre is about 208 ft square]
An article in the latest Ottawa Genealogist, July - Sept 2017 pg 73 - pg 88
Listed are the settlers on most of the lots. eg on page  75 Row 1 lists
the settlers on lot 1 of each street. Each block of the town has 2 lots
in the east/west direction and three lots deep. I hope this is not too
confusing.  More later Jim St.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Settlers Present Day Ottawa

17 July 2017   [4th entry]
Following is a corrected list of the family of Joseph Stanzel 1888-Feb 1884
w1 Sarah Coyne, b ? Belfast Northern Ireland, dc 1830, bur. family farm
John Stanzel, b Ireland - 8 Dec 1874 and Sarah Hughes b 1818
  m. 1837 Ramsay Twp, Lanark Co.
Joseph Stansal 1821 - 1908 and Jane Campbell 1832 - 1904,
   lv Eden Grove, Brant twp. Bruce Co
    Note Stansal name written on land ticket. After three years to complete
the Terms of Settlement, to obtain his land he had to use the new spelling.
This branch of the family uses this spelling to this date.
Louisa Stanzel 1821-? m. Hugh Johnston b, 1815 Scotland d?
   lived Wilberforce Twp, Renfrew Co.
Sarah Stanzel 1822-1884 m. Denis Coogan b.1811, Ire. d. 1883
    lived Ashton, On.
Priscilla Stanzel 1825 - 1871 m. Robert Presley, b Cork, Ire.1819
    d. 1890. lived in Ashton
William Stanzel 1827 - 1895, m Catherine Wright, 1831 1916,
    lived Carleton Place, Ont.
Benjamin Stanzel 1828 1919 and Sarah Tomlinson 1831-1885
   lived Ashton, Ont.
2. Joseph Stanzel and w2 Ann Eynouf, widow, b 1792, England
  d. 1892.  buried on the farm, Con. 9, lot 3 East.
     Note.  I believe there are a number of burials on the farm.
Thomas Stanzel 1832 - 1925 m. Eleanor Tomlinson,
    1831 - 1892. Lived Huntley Twp. Eleanor and Sarah are sisters.

A copy of my Family Tree/History is in The Ottawa Branch, OGS,
Library, 3rd floor Ottawa City Archives, Woodroffe at Tallman.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Settlers Present day Ottawa

13 July 2017

Joseph Stanzel [3rd entry]
  "Hearing of Crown lands being available in Canada, upon
certain improvements being made, they decided to come across.
they found a homestead about three miles north east [incorrect]of
Carleton Place Ont. [Actually Goulbourn Twp. Con.9, Lot 3East]
which is about thirty miles southeast of Ottawa, [now the south east
corner of City of Ottawa], and filled out an application on it.
  It takes about three years to improve the land [terms of settlement]
which requires a log house and stable to be built plus clearing and
cultivating fifteen acres of land. This would average five acres a year
as it was heavily timbered. That would be no small undertaking a in
those days with an axe and cross-cut saw. There were no roads, just
trails through the bush to your next door neighbour. No doctors,
hospitals, drug stores, churches or cemeteries, just hard work.
  Potatoes, whole wheat bread, rolled oats and wildlife meat were
the main courses to live on, plus wild honey and maple syrup.
There were no frills in those days and they were husky and
hardy pioneers." Next the author lists names of nine children
and are not the correct ones for Joseph's family-
Joseph, Frederick, Steven, Herbert, Ephriam, Arthur, Sarah,
Alma and Hazel. The mother Sarah died about 1830 and is buried
on the farm. I suspect that there were more than a few persons
buried there but I have not investigated.
Next entry I will list the children, spouses and dates of
Joseph and Sarah    my email is
Thought I should mention it.
Jim Stanzell

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Settlers Present Day Ottawa

11 Sept 2017

Joseph Stanzel  [2nd entry]
  "Of his regiment only 27 men survived to reach home. The rest of his regiment perished
on the return trip. He was young, strong and healthy when first conscripted. His parents
hardly recognised him as their son when he staggered home.
  Towards spring, after regaining most of his former strength, he advised his parents that he was going to leave home, otherwise he would be recalled back into the army when spring arrived.
  How, why or when he reached Belfast, Northern Ireland we don't know. He got himself a
job working in the Belfast shipyards which was recognized as the largest shipbuilding
centre in the world. Fearing he might be recalled back into napoleon's Army, he took out
naturalization papers and became an Irish citizen. Like all young men, he found himself
a young Irish girl, or biddy as they were called. Her first name was Sarah  [Coyle].
They fell in love with each other and he went to the priest to make arrangements for their
marriage. The only hitch was that most of the people in Northern Ireland were
Protestants and she would have to become a Catholic before the priest would marry them.
When he informed her of this, she said 'No'.  They broke up for a short time, but
loneliness makes the heart grow fonder. So he went to her and asked if he became a
protestant, would she reconsider. Her answer was 'yes', so they became united shortly
after in the Lutheran Church".

I have a book which deals with Napoleon's march to Moscow called
"The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier" by Jakob Walter, 1788-1864
A unique eyewitness account of the face of Battle from inside
the ranks of Bonaparte's Grand Army  ISBN 0 1401.6559.2 (paperback)