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Marysburgh Settlement

Marysburgh Settlement

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Marysburgh Settlement

Photo by contributor Richard Turcotte - Posted September, 2014

Plaque Location

The County of Prince Edward
On the north side of Road 8 at street number 3333
in front of the Rose House Museum
just over 4 km east of Waupoos


Coordinates: N 44 01.472 W 76 57.185

Map

Plaque Text

Following the American Revolution, Marysburgh Township was established for the settlement of Loyalists and discharged soldiers of regular regiments. Surveyed in 1784 by the Honourable John Collins, Deputy Surveyor-General, the township was named in honour of Princess Mary, a daughter of King George III. Among its earliest settlers was a small group of disbanded German mercenaries under Baron von Reitzenstein. By October, 1784, this party, numbering about 40 persons, had settled in this vicinity and begun to clear and cultivate the land. Shortly after, they erected a log chapel just west of here, and were ministered to by Lutheran missionaries. This was one of the earliest German-speaking groups to settle in Ontario.

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> Posted December 19, 2014
My grandmother's maiden name was Grace Brown from Waupous. I am also a descendant of Johan Jacob Denert from Obergebra Germany who was buried at South Bay, Marysburgh. Could anyone give me more information on the Lutherans of Marysburgh?
Bruce Dickie, Brisbane, Australia bruceydee@icloud.com




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