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A Historical Sketch of the Town of Waterloo, Ontario, part 1

A Historical Sketch of the Town of Waterloo, Ontario, part 1Although the earliest settlers of what is now the City of Waterloo were natives, the earliest European settlers were Mennonites later to be followed by many German settlers likely attracted by the opportunities of the area and the fact that German was spoken. A public square had been created for the settlement by the first mill operator in the village, Abraham Erb, but was lost when the local politicians threatened to force the owner to pay frontage tax on the land. In addition to a lengthy list...

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Early Steinbach Young People Group: Young peoples group c.1910 taken near community fairgrounds
Friday 13 February, 2015; 5:40 pm

Grandpa Kroeker's Farm: Homestead of Peter Braun Kroeker and Elizabeth nee Dueck
Friday 12 December, 2014; 11:26 pm

Altona, Manitoba - Mennonite Educational Institute: An early photographic image of the Mennonite Educa...
Monday 07 October, 2013; 6:04 pm

Altona, Manitoba - Coblenz Store: A 1909 image of a storefront in Altona, Manitoba.
Monday 07 October, 2013; 5:52 pm

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