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Eli Pullan wrote on June 3rd, 2024
I just found the 1930 letter from N. Smith Belting. I Nathan Smith was my great-grandfather, and the letter is signed by my father's uncle H.M. (Hyman Moses) Smith. I had not seen that letterhead previously. By any chance do you have the original?
Anne Gerber wrote on May 15th, 2023
Ihave just added a list of the family of Harold John Gerber eldest son Of Chris Gerber of Nippissing . I am so enjoying all the multi names in your listings that Harold talked of so often. The last place he wanted to visit, just weeks before he died was Nippissing and to once again view the falls at the SouthRiver. Sincerely Anne Gerber. London Ontario.
Mary Friesen wrote on January 4th, 2022
Delighted to discover the Baechler file, Trout Creek Lumber Company. This gave me a very personal window into the life of my grandfather, Frederick Baechler sr. and my Uncle Fred. Amazing to read through the shopping list at Reids for Dec. 1929, to see what comprised what my grandmother, Bridget, my mother, Marguerite and her sisters Alice and Marie were seeing coming into the house. You took on a much-appreciated labour intensive project in cataloguing all of these items. Thank you so much!
Terry Grawey wrote on November 26th, 2021
Hi Jamie
My great grandfather (Andrew Grawey) and his family lived in Powassan during the late 19th and early 20th century where he operated a shoe repair business, I'm currently working on a family history and am amazed at all the information you have collected. With your permission, I would like to include a couple of your photos in my family history, one of the 1910 lacrosse club, which includes Stephen Grawey (my great uncle), and one which shows buildings along Main Street (including Grawey's Shoe Repair). The document would be for family members only and not sold or published for general distribution. I have a couple of family photo's you might be interested in - one of Andrew's family and one of George & Alexander Grawey in WW1 uniforms. I have information from the Census and birth, marriage & death records but any other details you might have on the Grawey family would be appreciated.
Thank you for putting together your collection. Powassan history is very interesting.
Terry Grawey

Kim Erickson wrote on July 11th, 2021
Hi. My grandfather was Dan Ibbitson and grandmother was Violet. Thanks for putting all this information together.
Kathy Strickland wrote on May 26th, 2019
Hi, thank you for sharing all of this information! Discovered that my great-great grandfather, Joseph Boller, is buried in the cemetery by St. John's Church. I'm currently working on an article about his daughter Margaret (my great-grandmother) who married first Ferdinand Wimmershoff, and second William Kyle. All from Trout Creek/Commanda/Port Loring area.
Tina Tremblay wrote on April 16th, 2019
Hi there,
just found your wonderful page.
my 3rd great grandfather was Christopher Armstrong! I would love to hear more about the Armstrong family! Thank you
Patricia Firth wrote on January 6th, 2019
Want to say hi to many family members who I have never met. I was Dorothy (Townes) McKeen grand-daughter. I was searching as my mother, who was Loretta Firth who recently passed on July 22 2018, the day of her 57th marriage anniversary to Don Firth my father.
Marg Thornington wrote on July 2nd, 2018
Many many thanks for this wonderful page. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book. The page about the United Church confirmed to me that indeed my Grandfather attended along with his siblings. I also looked at 1903 Assessment. Gerows concession and lot number. What a great find. Benjamin wife died 1902. Robert and family moved to Haileybury.
James Busch wrote on March 4th, 2018
Hello, what a Great sight and thank you for sharing. I found some interesting information on my Grandfather Edward J. Busch, youngest son of Francis and Julia Busch. I was also able to update my family tree all the way back to the 1800's. Not only that but I wasn't aware that I had french ancestry.
Rhonda (nee Dobbs) Laura & Leonard's 7th child wrote on November 3rd, 2017
Just need to make a correction Jamie... they married May 1st, 1935 at Powassan United Church. My Dad's younger sister (known to me all my life as "Aunt Bud") and her husband Art Badgely were their witnesses/matron of honour & best man.
Thomas A Robb wrote on May 30th, 2017
Hi, just to let u know the root cellar .jpg H.EBY is Harold EBY originally from Ketchner.
Lindy Tucker Davidson wrote on October 26th, 2016
Hi, my name is Lindy Anne Tucker Davidson. My great grandparents were Mary Ellen Gore and Anthony Tucker. My grandparents were Anthony Ignatius Tucker and Laura Verena Austin. I'm looking to make connection with other members of the family since I only have vague memories of Uncle Jim, Aunt Kathleen, Aunt Brigitte and Aunt Lil as a very small child. Hoping to connect with other family members. My email is [email protected] Hope to hear from some family.
Esther Bronson wrote on October 17th, 2016
Hi there, What a fabulous wealth of information & history in your collection! While browsing through the list of "Early Settlers of the Powassan Area" I came across some familiar names. John Thomas Anderson and Sarah Rebecca Anderson were my ggg grandparents.Their daughter Sarah, and her husband Thomas Albert Hicks were my gg grandparents. The Arnolds are also double related to me as Sarah Rebecca Arnold Anderson's sister Elizabeth Arnold was married to my ggg grandfather Orlando Brunson/Bronson. Their grandson, John Hillard Bronson was married to Sarah Agnes Hicks,daughter of Sarah Anderson and Thomas Albert Hicks.Small world.I have been searching for years for information about the Andersons and the Arnolds. Please contact me if you have anything further to share with me or if you are interested in anything I can share with you. Thank You Esther

Dan Kremer wrote on April 10th, 2016
Hi- my grandfather was Francis Patrick Barrett - Grandmother Marie Agnes Busch
Lisa wrote on February 24th, 2016
I have been searching for Gordon South I know that Alfred was a witness to his marriage to Flora and at one time they resided with Alfred South. Gordon Louis South