Perth County Branch

Ontario Genealogical Society

24 St. Andrew Street
Stratford, ON
N5A 1A3


These queries are repeated here from the original postings in our current quarterly newsletter, Perth County Profiles, which is mailed to members. In it are articles on Perth County families or locations, and on research in general. There are notices about upcoming Branch meetings and our new publications. Queries are now a "FREE" service provided by the faithful volunteers of the Perth County Branch and it is our intention to accumulate them on these pages for about one full year.

Queries may be sent to our Newsletter editor, Mrs. Beryl Morningstar, via e-mail to Beryl Morningstar

Whiting of S. Easthope, b.c. 1830 d. 1892 in Wisconsin, m. 9 Sept. 1851 in South Easthope to LaurAnn Fleming of E. Oxford. Who are her parents? They went to Wisconsin in 1851 via Detroit Port. Can this fact be validated? Seeking Fleming family data. Any help appreciated.
Marlene Dopp, 24000 S., Skylane Drive, Canby OR 97013 7773, U.S.A.(Nov'10)

Rod Blaker of Ottawa is doing a One Name Study on this name, everywhere in the world. If you come across this name please send him the details. He has about 5,000 Blakers so far, including a web site, several trees, and info re this name and families. Contact him at: (Nov'10)

Thomas Baker m. 13 April 1880 Martha Hawke d/o Charles Hawk & Ann Callaway in Listowel. The marriage register shows that Thomas was 25 years old, born in England (where?), a bachelor, s/o Thomas John and Mary Ann Baker, and his religion was Episcopalian. Thomas & Martha had 6 children; Mabel, Thomas Henry (Harry), Walter (my father), Alice, Albert (Bert), and Jennie. On each child’s birth record Thomas’ occupation is listed as a painter but what kind? In both the Listowel Banner and Listowel Standard newspapers of 1890 mention is made of deaths from LaGrippe. Mention is made that Thomas Baker, 39, died on January 23rd in the east part of Listowel leaving a wife and 6 children, the youngest only eleven days old. The Stratford paper in their Man on the Street column talked about more LaGrippe illness and that today they buried Thomas Baker. But where was he buried? Thanks for any help
Henry L. Baker, 1499 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 105, Kingston ON K7M 9H9 Telephone: 613-634-3611 (Nov'10)

Looking for the family of Thomas Whittemore (1879-1960) from Nottinghamshire, England and his wife Gertrude Morrill (1882-1973). They emigrated c.1915. Known children are: Thomas William b.1903; Leslie (1907-1959); Eric b. 1911 all born in England; Jean b. 1927 born in Canada. Last known address was 447 Romeo St., Stratford. We believe that Thomas William married Doris Butterworth in 1925. Contact Paul Whittemore, 7 Pembroke St., Chaddesden, Derby, Derbyshire DE21 6ED, England.(May'10)
[We looked in the phone book and found a Whittemore listing in Mitchell and sent it to Paul. He later replied, I have made connect with the long lost family…emails are going back and forth between England and Canada…thanks for your help”]

Seeking the parents of and obits for gr.grandfather Carl Endner/Entner born 13 Feb.1820 in Juliusburg, Hessian, Prussia, died 13 Mar. 1892, Logan Township and buried in St.Peters Cemetery
Send info to Don Entner, 77 Conestoga Rd., Malvern, PA 19355, U.S.A.(May'10)

Seeking obit for Susana Charlotte Endner born 15 July 1815 in Juliusburg, Prussia, died 2 Nov. 1879, wife of Ernst Pfeifer/ Feifer. Any offspring? When and through which port did she come to Canada? Who were her parents? Were Susana & Carl siblings or cousins? Also any info re Ernst Pfeifer appreciated. Contact Don Entner, 77 Conestoga Rd., Malvern, PA 19355, U.S.A.(May'10)

Seeking contact with descendants of William Hollinger and his wife Martha McCartney. They had 11 children including Wesley b. 1907 in Wallace; Bonnie married Gerald Oath; Elizabeth married Charles Martin; Dorothy married Alvin Steven. Martha’s mother was Angelina Lewis and sister to Eveline Lewis Brill my gr.grandmother. I have letters between these 2 sisters to share. Send to Lynne Rankin, P.O. Box 927121, San Diego, CA 92192 U.S.A.(May'10)

Sarah Marks Lewis b. 1881, Wallace, daughter of Catherine Lewis was raised by her aunt Sarah Lewis Marks and uncle John Marks. Sarah married Edward Klinck then changed her name to Sarah Eves/Eaves Marks on some documents & tombstone. Where did the Eaves name come from? Would be glad for any info re the EAVES/EVES family in the Wallace area 1865 - 1900. Was Gideon Lewis her brother or half brother? Send to Lynne Rankin, P.O. Box 927121, San Diego, CA 92192 U.S.A.(May'10)

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Revised 26th June 2011