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VanValkenburg brothers influential in early Canadian Amateur Hockey
VanValkenburg brothers influential in early Canadian Amateur Hockey

Ontario-born Woodburn Merrill VanValkenburg wrote the first rule book for Saskatchewan Hockey.
 
952
VanValkenburg Jewelers of Forest, Ontario, 1886
VanValkenburg Jewelers of Forest, Ontario, 1886

 
953
VanValkenburgh & related families found in transcripts of the Bay of Quinte area records of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), 1798-1850
VanValkenburgh & related families found in transcripts of the Bay of Quinte area records of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), 1798-1850

Links to transcripts of the Registers and Minute Books of the Adolphustown/West Lake Yearly Meeting from the Quaker Archives & Library of Canada.
 
954
VanValkenburgh graves on old family farm near Guilderland, NY
VanValkenburgh graves on old family farm near Guilderland, NY
Click cemetery link for map and transcriptions.

Resource: "A Memorial: Places of Burials and Sketches of some Guilderland Soldiers of the Revolution and Records of Farm Burial Places in the Town of Guilderland, N.Y.", Wm. Brinkman, 1946.
 
955
VanValkenburghs in Upper Canada Sundries (1766-1844)
VanValkenburghs in Upper Canada Sundries (1766-1844)
 
956
VanVolkenburg, Adam: Petition to the Crown Lands Department, 1850
VanVolkenburg, Adam: Petition to the Crown Lands Department, 1850

Adam VanVolkenburg, mason, of Woodstock in Oxford Co. in 1850 petitions to locate his free grant of land for service in the War of 1812. These documents confirm Adam's participation in the Addington Flank Militia, and his origins in Eastern Ontario.

In addition to evidence of military service (see also Adam's name on the Addington militia paylists), this particular document is important as it is signed by Adam's son John D. VanValkenburg.

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957
VanVolkenburgh Family Christmas, 1947, Oshawa, Ontario
VanVolkenburgh Family Christmas, 1947, Oshawa, Ontario

Submitted by Wayne VanVolkenburg: Christmas photo is at Oshawa, 1947 - John & Sarah VanV. and many of their children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren.
 
958
VanVolkenburgh farm adjoined local industry in Milburne near Battersea, Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co.
VanVolkenburgh farm adjoined local industry in Milburne near Battersea, Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co.

Homestead of David VV (1789-) and Hezekiah VV (1834-1926) families at village of Milburne.
 
959
VanVolkenburgh Hunting Camp, Crowe River / Whetstone Lake, Hastings Co., undated.
VanVolkenburgh Hunting Camp, Crowe River / Whetstone Lake, Hastings Co., undated.
An undated photo of VV family and friends at a hunting camp in Lake Twp., Hastings Co. to the north and east of the family home at Cordova Mines, Ontario.

Submitted by Wayne VanVolkenburg: "Milo's Hunting Camp", John VV (senior) is second from the right. The hunting camp is below Whetstone Lake on the Crowe River. The VanVolkenburgh family (likely Simon) had a 100 year lease on Crown land where they built this hunting camp. I believe that other Trent River relatives joined them to hunt there. The only time that I went deer hunting was at this camp in 1971. It’s about a six mile walk to the camp!
 
960
VanVolkenburgh, Alexander: Petition to the Crown Lands Department, 1842
VanVolkenburgh, Alexander: Petition to the Crown Lands Department, 1842

On a single date: 12 Nov 1842, five sons and one daughter of John VV "of Ernesttown, United Empire Loyalist", applied for free grants of land as children of an United Empire Loyalist. These were followed on 10 Dec by petitions from two more daughters - all the daughters used their married names and two of them were widows. On each of these petitions is noted the finding that the father's name had not ever been recorded on the UEL list. Brother David VV then submitted further affadavits and supporting documentation to affect this change.

These 1842 applications are found in the Petitions to the Crown Lands Department (PCLD) collection, whereas most other Loyalist grant applications are in the Upper Canada Land Petitions (UCLP) collection. It is unusual in the PCLDs to see references back to Loyalist grants. The VV siblings must have believed there was a basis for applying in 1842, as the same brother David VV had earlier petitioned for his father's name to be added to the UEL list in 1840, (and this petition is found in the UCLP collection).

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VanVolkenburgh, David: Petition to the Crown Lands Department, 1842
VanVolkenburgh, David: Petition to the Crown Lands Department, 1842

On a single date: 12 Nov 1842, five sons and one daughter of John VV "of Ernesttown, United Empire Loyalist", applied for free grants of land as children of an United Empire Loyalist. These were followed on 10 Dec by petitions from two more daughters - all the daughters used their married names and two of them were widows. On each of these petitions is noted the finding that the father's name had not ever been recorded on the UEL list. Brother David VV then submitted further affadavits and supporting documentation to affect this change (see all pages below).

These 1842 applications are found in the Petitions to the Crown Lands Department (PCLD) collection, whereas most other Loyalist grant applications are in the Upper Canada Land Petitions (UCLP) collection. It is unusual in the PCLDs to see references back to Loyalist grants. The VV siblings must have believed there was a basis for applying in 1842, as the same brother David VV had earlier petitioned for his father's name to be added to the UEL list in 1840, (and this petition is found in the UCLP collection).

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VanVolkenburgh, David: Petition to the Crown Lands Department, 1842
VanVolkenburgh, David: Petition to the Crown Lands Department, 1842

On a single date: 12 Nov 1842, five sons and one daughter of John VV "of Ernesttown, United Empire Loyalist", applied for free grants of land as children of an United Empire Loyalist. These were followed on 10 Dec by petitions from two more daughters - all the daughters used their married names and two of them were widows. On each of these petitions is noted the finding that the father's name had not ever been recorded on the UEL list. Brother David VV then submitted further affadavits and supporting documentation to affect this change.

These 1842 applications are found in the Petitions to the Crown Lands Department (PCLD) collection, whereas most other Loyalist grant applications are in the Upper Canada Land Petitions (UCLP) collection. It is unusual in the PCLDs to see references back to Loyalist grants. The VV siblings must have believed there was a basis for applying in 1842, as the same brother David VV had earlier petitioned for his father's name to be added to the UEL list in 1840, (and this petition is found in the UCLP collection).

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963
VanVolkenburgh, George: Petition to the Crown Lands Department, 1842
VanVolkenburgh, George: Petition to the Crown Lands Department, 1842

On a single date: 12 Nov 1842, five sons and one daughter of John VV "of Ernesttown, United Empire Loyalist", applied for free grants of land as children of an United Empire Loyalist. These were followed on 10 Dec by petitions from two more daughters - all the daughters used their married names and two of them were widows. On each of these petitions is noted the finding that the father's name had not ever been recorded on the UEL list. Brother David VV then submitted further affadavits and supporting documentation to affect this change.

These 1842 applications are found in the Petitions to the Crown Lands Department (PCLD) collection, whereas most other Loyalist grant applications are in the Upper Canada Land Petitions (UCLP) collection. It is unusual in the PCLDs to see references back to Loyalist grants. The VV siblings must have believed there was a basis for applying in 1842, as the same brother David VV had earlier petitioned for his father's name to be added to the UEL list in 1840, (and this petition is found in the UCLP collection).
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VanVolkenburgh, Gilbert: Petition to the Crown Lands Department, 1842
VanVolkenburgh, Gilbert: Petition to the Crown Lands Department, 1842

On a single date: 12 Nov 1842, five sons and one daughter of John VV "of Ernesttown, United Empire Loyalist", applied for free grants of land as children of an United Empire Loyalist. These were followed on 10 Dec by petitions from two more daughters - all the daughters used their married names and two of them were widows. On each of these petitions is noted the finding that the father's name had not ever been recorded on the UEL list. Brother David VV then submitted further affadavits and supporting documentation to affect this change.

These 1842 applications are found in the Petitions to the Crown Lands Department (PCLD) collection, whereas most other Loyalist grant applications are in the Upper Canada Land Petitions (UCLP) collection. It is unusual in the PCLDs to see references back to Loyalist grants. The VV siblings must have believed there was a basis for applying in 1842, as the same brother David VV had earlier petitioned for his father's name to be added to the UEL list in 1840, (and this petition is found in the UCLP collection).

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965
VanVolkenburgh, Paul: Petition to the Crown Lands Department, 1842
VanVolkenburgh, Paul: Petition to the Crown Lands Department, 1842

On a single date: 12 Nov 1842, five sons and one daughter of John VV "of Ernesttown, United Empire Loyalist", applied for free grants of land as children of an United Empire Loyalist. These were followed on 10 Dec by petitions from two more daughters - all the daughters used their married names and two of them were widows. On each of these petitions is noted the finding that the father's name had not ever been recorded on the UEL list. Brother David VV then submitted further affadavits and supporting documentation to affect this change.

These 1842 applications are found in the Petitions to the Crown Lands Department (PCLD) collection, whereas most other Loyalist grant applications are in the Upper Canada Land Petitions (UCLP) collection. It is unusual in the PCLDs to see references back to Loyalist grants. The VV siblings must have believed there was a basis for applying in 1842, as the same brother David VV had earlier petitioned for his father's name to be added to the UEL list in 1840, (and this petition is found in the UCLP collection).

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966
Various Jphn VanValkenburghs making claims or petitions as Loyalists
Various Jphn VanValkenburghs making claims or petitions as Loyalists

Andrew Quackenbush who researches VV's in Eastern Ontario, found a link between his interest - Jacob VV who m. Chloe Hodges - and a John VV who may be the John of Ernesttown who m. Hannah Patterson
 
967
Vernon's 1922 City Directory for St. Thomas, Elgin Co. shows David D. Vann residence and business.
Vernon's 1922 City Directory for St. Thomas, Elgin Co. shows David D. Vann residence and business.

D.D. Vann operated an automotive repair shop on Catharine St. and lived at 16 Kains St. The 1921 Canada Census also shows David D. and Irene Vann at 16 Kains St.
 
968
Vernon's Directory for the City of Oshawa, 1929
Vernon's Directory for the City of Oshawa, 1929

The Elgin VV - Evelina Cronk family had moved to Oshawa in Whitby East Twp., Ontario Co. by 1929. Elgin was later killed near Mactier, back in Muskoka, but may have been there doing a temporary job.

The 1926 Vernon's directory does not show these particular families, although there is a Leonard Vann on the 1926.

Note that Vann is a common name change from VanVolkenburg in SW Ontario. Note, this Leonard Vann has a wife named Mary.

 
969
Vollick Business Advertisements in Hamilton, Ontario
Vollick Business Advertisements in Hamilton, Ontario

from the 1940's and 50's
 
970
Vollick Family Reunion, 1939.
Vollick Family Reunion, 1939.
Half of the 1939 Vollick Family Reunion at Wasaga Beach, Ontario. Canada.

Front Row # 1 #2 # 3 Kenneth Robinson #4 Peter Robinson #5 #6 #7 #8, 9, Russell Cornelius Vollick,10 James Russell Eugene Vollick

2nd Row 1,2 ,3 ,4 ,5 Stuart Vollick,6 ,7 8, 9 ,10, 11,12,13,14

3rd row 1,2 Lila Vollick Robinson,3,4,5,6, 7,William Mac Millan Vollick,8, Anna Mary Vollick, 9,Walter James Vollick,10,11,12,13

4th Row 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,

5th row 1,2,3,4,5 Melinda Vollick,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
 
971
VV coopers working for the Woodstock barrel & stave company owned by Thomas J. Clarke, 1863.
VV coopers working for the Woodstock barrel & stave company owned by Thomas J. Clarke, 1863.

Compare these notes to contemporary census records that show John and Henry VV to be coopers.

More about the "three brothers" here.
 
972
VV family in the Austin Dam Disaster, 1911, Austin, Potter Co., PA
VV family in the Austin Dam Disaster, 1911, Austin, Potter Co., PA
At the 1910 census, Mary Barnes-VV and daughter Anna were living in the town of Austin, Pennsylvania. According to both the 1900 and 1910 census records, their specific address was on Elliot St., a frame house.

Unexpectedly and without warning on the 30th September, 1911, the dam above the town failed catastrophically. The water, combined with burning fuel atop the surge, caused an estimated 150 deaths.

Had Mary and Anna perished?

UPDATE: In the newspaper in her hometown in Ohio, was reported that Mary was indeed present in Austin on the day, and did survive the flood. In this brief coverage, nothing was mentioned of daughter Anna.
 
973
VV Land Holdings - Erindale/Springdale, Toronto Twp., Peel Co.
VV Land Holdings - Erindale/Springdale, Toronto Twp., Peel Co.
Land records taken from William Perkins Bull family files, against 1859 Tremaine map and modern map. Pertains to Cornelius VanValkenburgh - Lois Davis and their sons in the 1815-1870 period.
 
974
VV names in two directories for Northumberland Co., Ontario - 1865 and 1870.
VV names in two directories for Northumberland Co., Ontario - 1865 and 1870.

Shows VV / Vollicks in the following townships: Brighton, Campbellford & Emily, Seymour. An 1885 directory was consulted but not copied as it showed only one: Oscar Vollick, shoemaker, in Marmora, Hastings Co.

David VV, (who incidentally was also a shoemaker), wrote a will out of *Cramahe* Twp. in 1846 describing his holdings at Lots 4 and 5 in the 4th Concession. By the 1870's, that part of Cramahe Twp. just north-west of the village of Brighton, was incorporated into Brighton Twp., so he is the "D." VV in these directories. On censuses he was actually a resident of Brighton village - maybe he had his shoemaker shop there.

Note the proximity of an "S.D." VV living very near to David at Con 3 Lot 3. Is this Sylvester Ducklin VV?

Directories available at the Cobourg Public Library.
 
975
vv-john-Iowa-bio.jpg
vv-john-Iowa-bio.jpg
 
976
VV-Wm-Melzor-in-1915.jpg
VV-Wm-Melzor-in-1915.jpg
 
977
Warrant for a Land Grant for 'Adam Vanvolkenburgh' granted (for military service) while he was living in Portland Twp., Frontenac Co.
Warrant for a Land Grant for "Adam Vanvolkenburgh" granted (for military service) while he was living in Portland Twp., Frontenac Co.

Researched using the OLRI (Ontario Land Records Index) Overview

The OLRI indexes, by surname, were at my local library on microfiche. See all VV / Vollick / Follick spellings here (six pages).
Specifically look at the page VANTASSELL - VANWICKLIN

This listing for "Adam Vanvolkenburgh" has the following Archival Reference number: 01 CI3 133 117, and these were used to find this record at the Ontario Archives on microfilm.

The old C-series numbering has changed and been developed into specific sub-series. This record is among RG 1-149 Fiats and warrants for land grants - United Empire Loyalists (U.E.) and military claimants (M.C.): Register Of Militia Grants For Service During The War Of 1812.
 
978
Warrant for a Land Grant for 'Ann Vanvolkenburgh' located in 1835, Sombra Twp.
Warrant for a Land Grant for "Ann Vanvolkenburgh" located in 1835, Sombra Twp.

Researched using the OLRI (Ontario Land Records Index) Overview

The OLRI indexes, by surname, were at my local library on microfiche. See all VV / Vollick / Follick spellings here (six pages).

Specifically look at the page VANTASSELL - VANWICKLIN

This listing for "Ann Vanvolkenburgh" has the following Archival Reference number: 01 CI3 83 092, and these were used to find this record at the Ontario Archives on microfilm.

The old C-series numbering has changed and been developed into specific sub-series. This record is among RG 1-149 Registers for Fiats United Empire Loyalists, Volumes 83-85: Warrants United Empire Loyalists: Grants To Loyalists and Their Children After 1818.
 
979
Warrant for a Land Grant for 'Cloe Van Volkenburg' granted while she was living in Augusta Twp. and located in 1821, Brock Twp.
Warrant for a Land Grant for "Cloe Van Volkenburg" granted while she was living in Augusta Twp. and located in 1821, Brock Twp.

Researched using the OLRI (Ontario Land Records Index) Overview

The OLRI indexes, by surname, were at my local library on microfiche. See all VV / Vollick / Follick spellings here (six pages).

Specifically look at the page VAN RUST - VAN WICKLER

This listing for "Cloe Van Volkenburg" has the following Archival Reference number: 01 CI3 080 016, and these were used to find this record at the Ontario Archives on microfilm.

The old C-series numbering has changed and been developed into specific sub-series. This record is among RG 1-149 Registers for Fiats United Empire Loyalists and Military Claimants, Volumes 80-82: Warrants United Empire Loyalists: Grants To Loyalists and Their Children After 1818.
 
980
Warrant for a Land Grant for 'Jane Van Volkenburgh' granted while she was living in Ernesttown and located in 1821, Brock Twp.
Warrant for a Land Grant for "Jane Van Volkenburgh" granted while she was living in Ernesttown and located in 1821, Brock Twp.

Researched using the OLRI (Ontario Land Records Index) Overview

The OLRI indexes, by surname, were at my local library on microfiche. See all VV / Vollick / Follick spellings here (six pages).
Specifically look at the page VAN RUST - VAN WICKLER

This listing for "Jane Van Volkenburgh" has the following Archival Reference number: 01 CI3 081 209, and these were used to find this record at the Ontario Archives on microfilm.

The old C-series numbering has changed and been developed into specific sub-series. This record is among RG 1-149 Registers for Fiats United Empire Loyalists and Military Claimants, Volumes 80-82: Warrants United Empire Loyalists: Grants To Loyalists and Their Children After 1818.
 
981
Warrant for a Land Grant for 'Lois Van Volkenburgh' granted while she was living in Thorold Twp in 1813.
Warrant for a Land Grant for "Lois Van Volkenburgh" granted while she was living in Thorold Twp in 1813.

Researched using the OLRI (Ontario Land Records Index) Overview

The OLRI indexes, by surname, were at my local library on microfiche. See all VV / Vollick / Follick spellings here (six pages).

Specifically look at the page VAN RUST - VAN WICKLER

This listing for "Lois Van Volkenburgh" has the following Archival Reference number: 01 CI3 081 041, and these were used to find this record at the Ontario Archives on microfilm.

The old C-series numbering has changed and been developed into specific sub-series. This record is among RG 1-149 Registers for Fiats United Empire Loyalists and Military Claimants, Volumes 80-82: Warrants United Empire Loyalists: Grants To Loyalists and Their Children After 1818.
 
982
Warrant for Land Grants for 'Catharine', 'George' and 'Matthias' 'Vollack' granted while they were living in Canborough Twp.
Warrant for Land Grants for "Catharine", "George" and "Matthias" "Vollack" granted while they were living in Canborough Twp.

All three located in 1837; the men in Enniskillen Twp., and Catharine in Brooke Twp. They all located on the same date in Jul 1837.

Researched using the OLRI (Ontario Land Records Index) Overview

The OLRI indexes, by surname, were at my local library on microfiche. See all VV / Vollick / Follick spellings here (six pages).

Specifically look at the page VOINSON - VOLLAND

These three separate listings have the following Archival Reference number: 01 CI3 084 114, and these were used to find this record at the Ontario Archives on microfilm.

The old C-series numbering has changed and been developed into specific sub-series. This record is among RG 1-149 Registers for Fiats United Empire Loyalists, Volumes 83-85: Warrants United Empire Loyalists: Grants To Loyalists and Their Children After 1818.
 
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Warrant for Land Grants for 'Isaac', 'Jacob' and 'Peter' 'Vollick', granted while they were living in Haldimand Twp.
Warrant for Land Grants for "Isaac", "Jacob" and "Peter" "Vollick", granted while they were living in Haldimand Twp.
At least one of them located in 1826, Dawn Twp. They all located on the same date in Nov 1826.

Researched using the OLRI (Ontario Land Records Index) Overview

The OLRI indexes, by surname, were at my local library on microfiche. See all VV / Vollick / Follick spellings here (six pages).

Specifically look at the page VOLLAND - VONENDE

These three separate listings have the following Archival Reference number: 01 CI3 083 043, and these were used to find this record at the Ontario Archives on microfilm.

The old C-series numbering has changed and been developed into specific sub-series. This record is among RG 1-149 Registers for Fiats United Empire Loyalists, Volumes 83-85: Warrants United Empire Loyalists: Grants To Loyalists and Their Children After 1818.


 
984
Wellington Van (1869- ) and wife Edith Elliot (1875- )
Wellington Van (1869- ) and wife Edith Elliot (1875- )
From "Our Treasured Past", Borden, Saskatchewan & District Historical Assoc., 1980.
 
985
Who is this talkative cousin 'Miss Lottie Vann' in 1896, Chatham, Ontario?
Who is this talkative cousin "Miss Lottie Vann" in 1896, Chatham, Ontario?

(Eighteen year old Lottie VV tattles on her free-spirited cousin while the parents are away).

Article shows once again a name change from VV to Vann. The VV surname was interchanged with Van(n) and Vollick/Follick through many branches. (See another example: third paragraph of the first article).

An 1896 City Directory for Chatham shows two separate lines, one for a Samuel Vann and one for a Lottie Vann, but both of Maple & Queen St. (see bottom-right of this image)

Lottie may be short for Charlotte. She is 18 yrs of age in 1896 so born about 1878. The article implies that "Mr. and Mrs. Vann" are Lottie's parents. She mentions the family have come from a previous place "East" and that they are related to Lefflers.

But first, clues about Bella Acker, a cousin of Lottie:

BIRTH: Isabella Acker b. 21 Apr 1873 to Andrew Acker & Sarah Lefler, Bayham Twp., Elgin Co. Con 6 Lot 12 *subject of the article - (an almost a comical portrayal, but I have one other news item that points to a serious need for Bertha's protection, and Bella's valiant efforts to protect her).

Clues about a Samuel VV who is married to a Alvina Leflar (presumed to be the sister of Bella Acker's mother):

No marriage record has been found for this couple, but they are named in records of daughter "Sadie".

(Try not to get confused as this Sadie, b. abt 1874 in Charlotteville Twp. Norfolk Co., actually marries another Leflar.)

MARRIAGE: Sadie VV b. 1874 Charlotteville Twp. Norfolk Co., d/o Samuel & Alvine VV, m. George H. Laflar b. 1866 Townsend Twp. Norfolk Co., s/o Adam & Nancy Laflar, 20 Oct 1892 at Middlesex Co. (Ontario, Canada) see record (It seems this Sadie and George Lafler moved to Genesee Co., Michigan where Sadie went by "Sidney" Leflar.) George Leflar was the son of Alem O. Leflar and Nancy Slingerland b. 1865.


Here's the family tree for Samuel VV who married a Melvina or Alvina Leflar. Their children were born in Norfolk Twp., specifically the 1874 birth of a daughter Sarah Catherine in Charlotteville Twp. Norfolk Co. *Note that Sadie and George named a daughter Viva Alvina.

About the Reilley family who were known as Lefflers but changed to Reilley for reasons unknown:

Family trees on Ancestry.com have another son of Alem O. Leflar and Nancy Slingerland, the oldest brother of George, named William A. Leflar b. 1848. He and wife Annie Sharp also moved to Genessee Co., Michigan where he and all children were named Riley.

Back to Lottie...

Any thoughts on her identity? Was Sadie known as Charlotte or Lottie? I would like to add Sadie to this tree after hearing from any descendants.
 
986
Window Eight
Window Eight
The final window in the series of eight is called Returning Home. The images in this window are meant to symbolize hope. The image of the tepee, a lodge of hope, illustrates the resting place in the spirit world, and the trillium’s three petals represent the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In the foreground is an image of the ascended Lord with two human figures kneeling before him. The figure on the left is the mother of the Ongwehowenh people, offering thanks to the Earth. The figure on the right offers the wampum to communicate gratitude and respect.
 
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Window Five
Window Five
The fifth window in the narrative is Consecration of the Chapel, which is intended to commemorate the dedication and commitment of the original missionaries who worked with the First Nations peoples. This window shows Reverend Robert Lugger welcoming the Right Reverend James Stewart to the consecration of the Mohawk Chapel in 1830. Various icons in the window honour the efforts of missionaries and the Masonic Order. Also depicted in this window is the Chapel Bell, which depicts the bell that now hangs at the front entrance to the Chapel – the first bell to hung in Upper Canada!
 
988
Window Four
Window Four
The final window on the left wall is Reunion of Old Friends (image left). This window shows Joseph Brant reuniting in 1788 with Reverend John Stuart, a friend and ally from when they both lived in Mohawk Valley. This window also shows the symbols of the British flag (to represent the alliance between Brant and the British), the Two Row Wampum of the Rotinonson:ni, and the symbol of the Masonic Order to pay homage to the fact that Brant and many other settlers were Masons.
 
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Window One
Window One
The first window is, The Great Peace. It tells the story of the political unification of the Confederacy of the Five Nations: Senecas, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Mohawks (also called the Rotinonson:ni Confederacy). In the window, the Peacemaker stands in front of a White Pine tree (the Tree of Peace), and representatives from each of the Five Nations, as well as his spokesperson, Hiawatha, sit around him. Also included in this window is the Five Nation Flag, including the image of a wampum belt, showing the Nations aligned.
 
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Window Seven
Window Seven
The seventh window is Residential School Days. This window communicates the role of education in the lives of the Six Nations. In this window, the late Miss Susan Hardie sits in front of the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School, surrounded by students. The first Mohawk Institute started in 1831, and was across the road from the Chapel. In 1854, it was transferred to its present location (now Woodland Cultural Centre), suffered a fire in 1903, and was rebuilt a year later. The school closed on June 30, 1970. This tranquil scene contradicts the history of residential schools, when Indigenous languages and cultures were challenged.
 
991
Window Six
Window Six
The sixth window number The Queen’s Window, which has this title because Queen Elizabeth II granted permission to include the image of the Royal Cypher in this window. This window illustrates the distribution of the Gospels in the Mohawk language, and commemorates the work of Captain John Norton (who was responsible for the translation), and the work of the Foreign Bible Society. The window depicts Rotinonson:ni catechist passing out portions of the translated scripture from the sanctuary steps
 
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Window Three
Window Three
The Arrival of Brant is the third window on the left wall. Joseph Brant, also known as Thayendanegea, leads his followers across Lake Ontario in this stained glass window. In the late 1770s, Europeans began to encroach onto the Mohawk Valley, and the American Revolutionary War caused additional friction. After the war, the Mohawks who remained loyal to the British Crown were forced to relocate north to Upper Canada, setting up villages along the Grand River; Brant established his home in the present day Brantford. The window also includes an arrow pointing upward, with droplets of red blood; this arrow is a symbol for the idea that uncontrolled anger (i.e. shooting an arrow into the sky) results in tragedy.
 
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Window Two.jpg
Window Two.jpg
The Queen Anne Window is the second window in the story. The window illustrates four Six Nations Chiefs meeting Her Majesty, Queen Anne, in England in 1710. Peter Schuyler, Mayor of the Town of Albany, introduced the Chiefs to the Queen, wishing to encourage them to remain allied to the British military cause. This meeting led to the building of Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks – the only Royal Chapel that exists outside of the United Kingdom. The original log building was commissioned in 1711, and the Queen provided a silver communion service and a bible, along with other furnishings. The window shows symbols of the Six Nations aligned with a cross, a small chapel, and ships that symbolize the trip from the Old World to the New.
 
994
Woman and Baby, Some Damage to Photo
Woman and Baby, Some Damage to Photo
I am descended from Betty Vanvalkenburg, daughter of Frank VV (b 17 Oct 1894 in Sarnia, Ont). My Uncle recently let me look at old family photos and he couldn't identify anyone in this picture, but it was with a bunch of photos marked Sarnia, Ontario, so I believe they are VanValkenburgs.


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Woman and Two Girls on Porch with Dog
Woman and Two Girls on Porch with Dog
I am descended from Betty Vanvalkenburg, daughter of Frank VV (b 17 Oct 1894 in Sarnia, Ont). My Uncle recently let me look at old family photos and he couldn't identify anyone in this picture, but it was with a bunch of photos marked Sarnia, Ontario, so I believe they are VanValkenburgs.


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996
Woman in Chair, Lake Scene Behind
Woman in Chair, Lake Scene Behind
I am descended from Betty Vanvalkenburg, daughter of Frank VV (b 17 Oct 1894 in Sarnia, Ont). My Uncle recently let me look at old family photos and he couldn't identify anyone in this picture, but it was with a bunch of photos marked Sarnia, Ontario, so I believe they are VanValkenburgs.


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997
Young Fellow in Uniform
Young Fellow in Uniform
I am descended from Betty Vanvalkenburg, daughter of Frank VV (b 17 Oct 1894 in Sarnia, Ont). My Uncle recently let me look at old family photos and he couldn't identify anyone in this picture, but it was with a bunch of photos marked Sarnia, Ontario, so I believe they are VanValkenburgs.


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998
Young Man and Older Man, Some Damage to Photo
Young Man and Older Man, Some Damage to Photo
I am descended from Betty Vanvalkenburg, daughter of Frank VV (b 17 Oct 1894 in Sarnia, Ont). My Uncle recently let me look at old family photos and he couldn't identify anyone in this picture, but it was with a bunch of photos marked Sarnia, Ontario, so I believe they are VanValkenburgs.


Ancestry Discussion Board regarding these photos. Or contact through the website.
 

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