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Abraham Erb 1772-1830

Abraham Erb 1772-1830

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2004

Plaque Location

The Region of Waterloo
The City of Waterloo
In Waterloo Park


Coordinates: N 43 28.024 W 80 31.785

Map

Plaque Text

Like many pioneers of this district, the founder of Waterloo was a German Mennonite from Franklin County, Pennsylvania. In 1805 he purchased 365 ha of bush land on the site of this town. He settled here in 1806 and erected the first sawmill two years later. His gristmill, built in 1816, remained in continuous operation for 111 years and formed the nucleus and social centre of a thriving municipality.

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