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Name: gordon w macdougall <>
Date: 2015-03-23
My gggrandfather, Allan MacDougall with wife Flora (Patterson)and sons and daughters came to Finch in about 1853. A couple sons show up in Finch Community Cemetery but I can not find anyone else. Any help or information would be heartily welcomed. The last notice I find of the old folks is in the 1861 census. Thanks

Name: William Bird <>
Date: 2015-03-06
Just starting to research the family of Joseph Ligue,Logue in U.S. which appears to be Lague, Lagwee, in Canada.
Joseph Lague was lived in Stomont, Osnabruck in 1851 Census as son of Dominick and Mary. He did not appear in 1861 because he had immigrated to Chicago.
Looking forward to exploring your site further and visiting the area in the near future.
Thank you.


Name: carol jackson <>
Date: 2015-01-29
I have a friend whom has no knowledge of her Mother's line but does know it comes from the Berwick area. I have found that Stormont "appears" to be the main focus for her maternal line. I'm trying to find Campbell Thompson whom I believe is her Great grandfather.

Name: Marilyn Runions Rouleau <>
Date: 2015-01-13
I enjoy this site.

Name: barry winger <>
Date: 2014-11-16
I treasure the time I bought a farm in the area of monkland,I live in grimsby on.but my heart and thoughts are with the people of Monkland..great people

Name: carolyn Boakes <>
Date: 2014-10-24
I have used your site to find out a little about the area my Canadian family came from my maiden name was Drew and i have been able to find some links. I had heard stories from my father about how the family came to Canada from Scotland but have yet to prove this . My farther is no longer with us and he returned home to canada were he passed on RIP Douglas Robinson Drew .

Name: Connie Fales <>
Date: 2014-09-20
I'm researching the John and Jane Cochrane family. They lived in Osnabruck around 1810 - 1850. I'm descended from their son George. His family came to Michigan after a time in Northumberland.

Name: Georgia Van Wormer <>
Date: 2014-07-04
Thomas Holland and Nancy (Ann) MacLaughlin married 23 Feb 1835 in St. Andrew's West; farmed in Roxborough, Stormount, Ontario until 1895. They had 10 children, 9 of which survived to adulthood. Only one son, William remained in Ontario, the rest immigrated to various part of the US. Family tree posted in under Augard Family tree.

Name: Kathy Kvalheim <>
Date: 2014-06-14
Researching the King family line. GG Grandfather was John King, son of Frederick King, both born Ireland. 1851 Osnabruck John with siblings, Alexander, Jane, Arthur, Frederick Jr., Ann and Rebecca and Alexander's daughters, Elizabeth, Jane and Mary. G Grandfather John came to Wisconsin and died in Great Peshtigo Fire in 1870.

Name: Joyce Willard <>
Date: 2014-05-17
Origins of family are Roxborough and Quebec-the "Willard" name has transitioned from Houallet to Ouellette to Willette to Willard with many other variations along the way. One of the names I'm researching is Gabriel Willard, his wife Mary Lavigne-again many variations of the spelling.
Your site has been helpful. Thanks


Name: Wendy Osier <>
Date: 2014-05-05
Trying to find a map That includes an extinct town called Cockalbury, near Russell.

Name: Patrick Kennedy <>
Date: 2014-04-30
It has been awhile since I visited the area, but I feel close to Glengarry and Stormont, as that is where my family first settled after arriving from Scotland several generations ago.
Nice webpage.


Name: Ruth (Baker) MacLean <>
Date: 2014-03-18
Love the historical info.

Name: Judy Barrette-Flint <>
Date: 2014-02-17
Right now I am working on the Descendants of John Levi Montgomery and Margaret F. Steinburg. Margaret is my first cousin 4 times removed.

Just found their granddaughter's birth registered in the new birth section! BRITTON, Ruth B. F 03 Aug 1909 Roxborough James Britton Alberta Montgomery (unfortunately she died 10 days later).


Name: Wendy - Stormont County <>
Date: 2014-02-06
Unfortunately, Stormont County GenWeb does not a newsletter.

Name: Jacinthe BĂ©lisle <>
Date: 2014-02-04
Do you have a newsletter?

Name: J. Young <>
Date: 2013-11-03
To Lyall Manson and all others who have contributed your time and energy to this wonderful site , I would like to say WELL DONE , and MANY THANKS , this is a teriffic source.

Date: 2013-09-02
I am the granddaughter of William James Martin and Wilthemine Bush of Osnabruck and I believe Great Grand Daughter to Samuel Martin and Victoria Eamon. I have started a family tree for Martin/Bush/Eamon on

Christy Martin
Kitchener, Ontario


Name: Peter Rupert <>
Date: 2013-07-08
Interested in Loyalist genealogy- the families of Rupert, Rombough, Alexander, Alguire.

Rupert family settled in Osnabruck about 1784


Name: Wendy - Stormont GenWeb <>
Date: 2013-06-24
You're welcome Julie!

Name: Julie Daltrey <>
Date: 2013-06-24
My thanks to Wendy for her assistance in finding information pertinent to making real to my family research with potential to find living relatives for my husband who has been estranged from his Canadian relatives since his parents split in the mid 1950s and he returned to the UK to live with his mother.



Name: Patrick Walton <>
Date: 2013-04-08
I am looking for any information on Joseph Artibee Family 3 boys and 3 girls born and living in Roxborough, Stormont, Canada Starting in 1852. Please contact me with any help you can give. Thank You

Name: Pat McNamara <Green Bay, Wisconsin>
Date: 2013-03-31
Thanks for all the great information!

Name: Lillian Elizabeth Hoyle <>
Date: 2013-03-02
nice records ,not able to find any information , my family which came from your area, my maiden name was McDonald , grandfather Alfred,born 1895? father Willian born in Ottawa 1915. your records I founbd interesting.


Name: constance fales <>
Date: 2013-02-11
I'm looking for records on John or Jane Cochrane b. 1800 and George Cochrane b. in Osnobruck in 1822. Interesting site. Thanks!

Name: Angela & Wayne Jodoin <>
Date: 2012-12-27
Searching for information on this website re: Marguerite Taillon (also Margrete/or Margaret TYO misspelled 3 ways on Ancestry, also could be M. Louise Taillon) born 1874 Quebec, wife of Donald Roach (dob March 1868) of Cornwall, Stormont County. Their children: Morris, Bertha, Arthur (Art) Orville (Orvey), Grace, Florence May (Flocey), Riley & Dorah all born between 1898 & 1910. Florence May Roach (also spelled Flocey)dob 1908, married William James Jodoin (misspelled Jodan on Ancestry) of Williamstown on Oct 3, 1927 witnessed by her brother Orville. The Jodoin family believe Marguerite was a Native Indian, but despite months of research, we can't find any evidence. If anyone knows this Cornwall family any information about Marguerite is very much appreciated. Great Website!

Name: Hattie Dixon <>
Date: 2012-11-28
Researching families of Brackin (Bracken) and McCleverty (McClaferty, McLaverty and more) in Stormont area about 1820's through early 1900's. I have more info available for William C. McCleverty and Annie E. Brackin. thanks for very good website for Stormont.

Name: Cynthia Young <>
Date: 2012-11-06
I have just developed an interest in my ancestry and have had some early success tracing my relatives. We have a large concentration of relations who settled in the Stormont, Dundas area. I am hoping to develop a tour route for other members of our family to explore some of our early history in Canada. The most direct links are to Joseph Bedstead (Beckstead) and his wife Catherine Heverly as well as Richard Dietrich Loucks and Dorothea Fox. There are branches that go into Dafoe, Empey, Casselman, and Ault Families - also early settlers. Hoping to visit in person next summer


Name: Debra Chatfield <>
Date: 2012-09-23
My Grandmother Christie Mary Urquhart was born in Glengarry County. She moved to Montreal in her teens to work and that is where she met my grandfather Walter John Chatfield

Name: Wendy - Stormont GenWeb <>
Date: 2012-07-25
You're very welcome Penny!

Name: Penny D. Haas <>
Date: 2012-07-25
I would like to say a huge thank you to Wendy Anctil for all her help getting me the information I needed, which in turn, helped me tremendously in putting a missing piece of our family history onto a page. She is a wonderful asset to your website and to the assistance she is so able to provide to individuals like me.
Thank You so very much Wendy.


Name: Jason Herman <>
Date: 2012-06-20
Just possibly found out that my McPherson's were from Finch. Trying to find out more information to make sure and document that it is them.

Name: Genevieve Billard <>
Date: 2012-06-20
Hello, I am looking for information on the Foster family. I do not have anything but the last name at this time. All I know is that they lived I think on 11th street in Cornwall Ontario back around 1950's. The house is no longer there. I am looking for any information about this family.:)

Name: Wendy - Stormont Coordinator <>
Date: 2012-06-18
Hi Allan,

Ontario began civil death registration in 1869, so you will have to look at church registers in those areas. Many of these church registers are not published and must be viewed at the church itself or a parish depository. A first step would be to know the religious affiliation of your ancestor at that time by looking at census records.


Date: 2012-06-18
Seeking burial/death for JANE MCKEE passed between 1841
and 1850 of Finch/Crysler Stormont county. Husband: Thomas


Name: Lisa Dineen <>
Date: 2012-04-28
great website! Very helpful and I am hoping to find if anyone knows where Ann McDonald wife of Thomas Foley is buried

Name: Fred Appleton <>
Date: 2012-04-24
Great job!

Name: Annette and Rob Kennedy <>
Date: 2012-04-19
Rob's GGGrandma was born Hester Quinn (aka O'Quinn) 1872 in Finch, parents Arthur & Margit Quinn. Margit was of German decent but born here, so possibly one of the of Paladines. Hester married John Kennedy and they moved to Rat Portage which is now known as Kenora. Really super info on this site! Does any one have info about the O'Quinn family?

Name: Kathleen O'Leary <>
Date: 2012-04-01
I am looking for any relatives of James McKenna and his wife Ann Fitzgerald. One child, Patrick was baptized in the church in St. Andrew's West around 1822. Daughter, Julia Ann McKenna, was also baptized in the Catholic Church around 1824.
thanks for nay information.


Name: Denise McCormick <>
Date: 2012-03-31
I am descended from Camerons (John of Clunes b.1725)who settled in the Stormont area about 1770.

Name: Hattie Dixon <>
Date: 2012-03-29
Searching families: McCleverty,(Alexander and son, William Charles, via Nova Scotia) and Bracken (Richard and daughter Anna Elizabeth), early 1800's to late 1800's. More specific info available.

Date: 2012-03-24
Researching the deaths of Thomas MCKEE b. 1800 Ir3land,
lived in Finch, married second Mary Agnes BARKLEY b. 1859.
He died after 1883. Wife unknown, may have remarried.


Name: Jeffery J. Barry <>
Date: 2012-03-18
My grandfather is William Weir Barry Son Of Alexander Barry
& Ada Barry/Gogo.


Name: von Gunten, Joyce Eileen <>
Date: 2012-03-03
I was born in Osnabruck Township/Stormont County on March 16th, 1937. Father's name was Albert von Gunten. Mother's name was Olga Frieda von Gunten (nee Haueter). My father was a farmer and moved around Ontario quite a bit. My sister, Grace Olga Ingraham (nee von Gunten) was born across the road from where I was born. My brother Allan Paul von Gunten was born in Oshawa. My birth certificate states Osnabruck Township/Stormont County and my sister's birth certificate states Newington, though there is about four years difference between us. I travelled back to my birthplace in 1988 and it was still very country. The sign on the road said "Finch", Population 400". I was able to visit the neighbours that still lived there that was across the road from us back then. Their name was Scott. It was a nice trip back. I moved to British Columbia after my husband died in 1990.

Name: Dale L. Hughes <>
Date: 2012-02-17
Agnes Percilla Hess was born to John and Ann Hess in the mid to late 1800's. She was my GG-Grandmother and married David Wallace Black, moving to Amboy, Oswego, New York and later to a farm near Riverdale, Gratiot, Michigan, but the farm was actually just across the line in Isabella County.

Name: Georgia Van Wormer <>
Date: 2012-02-15
Have family in Roxbury I am tracking. Moved back and forth from the U.S. Looking for James & Margaret Holland.

Name: Lisa Cline Derks <>
Date: 2012-01-21
Great site! I'm researching the Cline, Myers, Gallinger, and Clarke families.

Name: Robert Logan Sellers <>
Date: 2012-01-21
I am from St Lawrence County NY. Growing up never new about my family in Canada. Thanks for the history and knowlwdge, My Canadian Family was Albert Sellers bn 1839 and Mary Biccum who are both buried in Canton, NY. Lost from any prior family history.

Name: Laura Dilworth <>
Date: 2011-12-04
Thank you for this website! I am so excited that I may find a few more pieces to the family history puzzle.

Name: richard bates <>
Date: 2011-11-19
I have just opened up your site....I am searching for the deaths of 2-4 children of Walter Fogg. Walter was a furniture maker and undertaker in Cornwall in the late 1870s early 80s

Name: Clint Rodeman <>
Date: 2011-11-11
Looking for information on Gill and Roddy families.

Name: Joan May Donnelly <>
Date: 2011-11-07
As the family genealogist I really appreciate this site and its links. I was born in Farran's Point Ontario as were my 7 siblings, parents and Grandparents. My Greatgrandfather, Robert Donnelly immigrated from Ireland and married Lucinda Thompson who was from Gallingertown, Ontario. They had 12 sons and 2 daughters, This keeps me very busy.
Successful digging to all the genealogists out there.


Name: Philip Roach jr. <>
Date: 2011-10-24
Looking for any information on the John and Elizabeth(Taillon)Roach family of the Cornwall,Ontario area back in the 1830's to the 1860's.

Name: Sharon Burkhard <>
Date: 2011-10-05
Trying to find my 3x great grandmother Rebecca Ralphs Powell and my 3x great grandfather Richard Powell. Rebecca's death registration says she passed in Stormont, Roxborough on Dec 1, 1896, informant Abraham Jacob, tp of Carden.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Sharon Burkhard


Name: Hattie Dixon <>
Date: 2011-10-04
Thank you for good info. Searching from Hawaii is marvelous with sites such as yours. Family I'm searching: McCleverty.

Name: Ronald Hyer <>
Date: 2011-09-01
One of my ancestors,Richard Brown was born in Cornwall,Stormont,Ontario about 1802.It is
my belief that he was descended from a Loyalist.
Does anybody know a way of proving this?
His parents were Aaron and Cossinda(maiden name
unknown).Aaron was born about 1780 in Canada.Richard married Eleanor Norton.


Name: Nancy Hoffman <>
Date: 2011-08-10
Thank you for your site. My ancestors the McGillises came from Barra Scotland to Cornwall. Most of them then moved to the Marinette, WI/Menominee, MI area and my great grandmother Flora McGillis settled in Fond du Lac WI with her husband Michael Gillis. I really appreciate the info that I have found on your site.

Name: Debra Chatfield <>
Date: 2011-08-06
I was unable to use some of your drop down menus. I am looking for my great great grandfather - Finlay McLennan who came from Scotland and appears to have lived in Stormont. He was married to Annie McMillan - they ended up in Kirk Hill Ontario.
We searched the cemetery there but to no avail finding my grandmother - she was Christie Urquhart


Name: Jane Hamilton <>
Date: 2011-07-30
I'm a descendant of Simon Gollinger and Mary McMillan, who later moved to Buckingham. I'm excited to find this site and eager to browse away.


Name: Deborah Dumont-Cummings <>
Date: 2011-07-12
Great Site , looking for my common law husband family
Cumming, Cummings from Stormont


Name: Kelly mccarthy <>
Date: 2011-06-10

Name: John Johnston <>
Date: 2011-05-27
Wonderful genealogy resource. Thank you!

Name: Joan Donnelly <>
Date: 2011-05-21
Oops, I goofed! The Joseph Donnelly listed here as 1901 births is my father NOT my grandpa. The name Joseph through me off. Daddy's was named Joseph Edwin Lyle Donnelly but noone called him Joseph. Everyone called him Ed or Edwin. He was named Edwin Lyle after Dr. Brown from Aultsville.

Name: Joan Donnelly <>
Date: 2011-05-21
This is a wonderful website. I think it should be added as a special feature to the Lost Villages Historical Society website. I think many viewers would add their old obituaries
to it.
I was born in Farran's Point in 1946. I was delighted to find my Grandpa (Joseph Donnelly's) birth listed here as well as my Aunt Lottie Sheet's birth.


Name: Roger Armstrong <>
Date: 2011-05-17
Just starting my family research on Bush family. G-father was born on Stormont County in 1870. Looking forward to anything you may have on his birth. Frank Bush, B. 20 Aug 1870 to Hiram & Alta Pillar Bush. Good luck on your work!

R. Armstrong
Fargo ND, USA


Name: Jeff Prince <>
Date: 2011-03-09
My interest in this area is of the families of Prevost, Mcauley

Name: Wendy - Stormont GenWeb <>
Date: 2011-03-07
There are several groups transcribing stones.

The Ontario Genealogical Society

Canada GeWeb Cemetery Progect


Name: Colleen Raven <>
Date: 2011-03-07
I was wondering if there are any plans to transcribe the stones at Holy Rosary Cemetary in Crysler, Finch Township, Stormont County, ON. Some of my family are buried there...thanks very much,
Colleen Raven


Name: Alana Summers <>
Date: 2011-03-04
There's a wealth of information here! Thanks to all hard working volunteers.

Name: Judy barkley <>
Date: 2011-02-25
Hi, I'm looking for my great grandfather Alan Scott's obit. He lived in Fournier in the late 1800's /early 1900's. Thanks, I didn't find him, but enjoyed reading many articles on this great website.

Name: Gael Grace <>
Date: 2011-02-20
I like Stormont County, and Osnabruck county, but more history especially earlier needs to be recorded, plus Dundas, and Glengarry. I have visited a number of times over time.

Name: Roger Robineau <>
Date: 2011-02-17
I was born in Cornwall and lived there till 1968. My brothers and relatives are still there. I have just started "Genealogical" research. A full-time job keeps me busy as well.
While my family lived and lives in Cornwall they were from other part of Ontario/Quebec (ie. Sturgeon Falls and Valleyfield)

I was a student at the Classical College in Cornwall from about 1963 to 1966. Are there good information sources about the College with yearbooks, pictures, etc.?




Name: Catherine Hewson <>
Date: 2011-02-07
My maternal grandmother was Laura Gallinger. She was the daughter of George Simon Gallinger and Mary Agnes Morkill. I found the information very helpful and look forward to returning as I continue my search. Thank you.

Name: Judith Jaeger <>
Date: 2011-01-16
Thanks for all your work . I am interested in the Stephen Miller - Hannah French family who lived in the area from about 1790 on.This is a very interesting site . Thanks again. judy

Name: Louise <>
Date: 2010-12-16
Hi Wendy,

I just found your website & want to congratulate you for such a tremendous job you've done. This is something I'd like to see in our Huron County files but have never found anything like this on any website.

I am very interested in old obits as I'm doing a project on our Wroxeter Cemetery in Howick Twp. Huron County. I started this a number of years ago where I take a photo of the stone, try to find an obit, a photo of the people & then find out who their parents were. I spend a lot of time in our cemetery & have learned a lot over the years.

I have gone to our Goderich Museum & gone through a huge box of obits & found lots. I ask everyone I see if they have old newspapers & to date I have done reasonably well. I've also got a couple of large binders full of obits from Huron County. I never seem to have time to check websites but I keep asking people where I can find Huron County obits.

I want to thank you for all your hard work on your site. You should be very pleased.




Name: Russie McDerment-Fogarty <>
Date: 2010-12-04
Researching the McCallum/McCollum family

Name: Stormont County Coordinator <>
Date: 2010-09-02
Hello Georgianna,

I'm the Stormont County Coordinator and I can help if you can give me a more specific request for info that you're looking for, so that both of us are not looking in the same records. For example, there are records for: census, birth, baptism, death, etc. Looking for a complete family over a period of 200 or more years (1804 - 2010) can involve months of research. The internet is loaded with genealogy info, so it helps to have an agenda when looking for ancestors so that you may look in the right place. I can certainly guide you if you choose to continue...
Wendy Anctil


Name: Georgianna Akers <g.akers@ (no space)>
Date: 2010-09-01
I am a descendent 1800's residents of Stormont County and am seekign assitance to find any records as all my information comes only as family tradition. My ancestor is Mary Ann Martin who married Charles Henry Lathrop in 1871. Mary Ann is also referred to as May Martin. She was born in Stormont County on 11 Dec 1845.

Her father was John Martin who was also born (1804) and died(1898) in Stormont County, again according to family lore. John's brothers were Louis and Frank Martin.

John married Hester Putnam born in nearby Barnshart Island New York. Hester had a sister, Sarah Putnam-Bush.

In addition to my ancestor Mary Ann Martin, John and Hester Martin had 8 other children: William, Robert, Victoria Bride, Marilla Blake, Adaline Blake, Candace, Hannah Bride, Hester, and Didama Polan.

Any assistance would be greatfully appreciated.


Name: Don Christensen <>
Date: 2010-03-08
Thank you so much to all the volunteers who have invested their time and hard work to create and maintain this valuable resource. Although our memories of earlier days in Stormont may be fading just a bit, forward thinking websites such as this are invaluable services when it comes to keeping the history alive.

Name: Wendy Anctil - Stormont GenWeb Host <>
Date: 2010-03-08
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