James Joseph Fader

Settler of township lots: Lot 26, Conc. 4, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this irregular, waterfront Lot 26, Conc. 4 on Maple Lake east of 25th Line.

Land acquisition: This settler received Lot 26, Conc. 4 from William D. Fader (son?) in 1929 for $1. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 349).

Other properties:

  • Lot 22, Conc. 2, Stanhope:
    - 1921 Patent to Norman W. Harrison. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 157)
    - 1911  & 1928 Stanhope Voters List and 1911 & 1918 Stanhope Post Office List. 
  • Lot 27, Conc. 4, Stanhope
    - 1899 from Mun. of Stanhope; sold to Charles Fader in 1930. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 417). Elder Fader is listed at the East part Lot 27, Conc. 4 on the 1911 Stanhope Voters List

Dates of residency:

  • 1891 Stanhope Voters List: Joseph Fader
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Joseph & Hannah M Fader with 3 children
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List: Joseph Fader Sr. at Lots 26 & 27,Conc. 4 and Joseph Fader, Jr. at Lot 26, Conc. 4
  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: Joseph Fader Sr, Maple Lake, Lot 27, Conc. 4
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Joseph S & Marguerett Fader, no children
  • 1911  Stanhope Voters List: Lot 27, Conc. 4, Stanhope
  • 1911 Stanhope Post Office List: Lot 27, Conc. 4, Stanhope
  • 1918 Stanhope Post Office List: Lot 27, Conc. 4, Stanhope
  • 1928 Stanhope Voters List: Lot 27, Conc. 4, Stanhope
  • 1933 Death: Maple Lake

Other residents: Joseph Fader Jr.

  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List: Joseph Fader Sr. and Joseph Fader, Jr. at Lot 26, Conc. 4
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: Joseph Fader, Jr. at South part Lot 26, Conc. 4
  • 1911 Stanhope Post Office List: Joseph Fader, Jr.
  • 1918 Stanhope Post Office List: Joseph Fader, Jr.

Interesting facts:

Joseph was one of five brothers who left their Dutch home near the German border to seek fortune in the new world. Some sources say he lived in Quebec before settling at Winchester, between Upper Canada Village and Ottawa, and marrying a Yankee-Irish girl. In 1883 the Fader family including 15 year old George travelled to Stanhope where they had bought the old Francis Jones farm; John Smith from the 30th line drove the Faders in from Haliburton on his wagon. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 328

Joseph Fader's 1933 obituary (see below) states that he spent the younger part of his life in Quebec, moving to Maple Lake in 1884.

The story that Joseph was born in Holland near the German border would be incorrect, as his parents were married in 1836 in Edwardsburgh, Ontario. Perhaps the story relates to previous generations.

Preceding landowner:

  • 1885 Richard Bailey 36 acres from The Crown
  • 1891 William D. Fader with other lands

Succeeding landowner: 1930 Charles Fader (son) for $1. Charles Fader (son) Lot 26 & 27 on the 1911 Stanhope Voters List.

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • James Joseph Fader  b. 16 Sep 1839, Dundas, Ontario, d. 10 Mar 1933, Maple Lake, (Age 93 years). COD: Influenza and Bronchitis with Senility. Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery
  • Hannah Margaret Jones, b. 13 Jun 1845, Ontario, d. 18 Jan 1943, Maple Lake, (Age 97 years) Influenza & bronchitis; senility. Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery
  • Children:
    1. William Fader, b. 1 Jan 1866, Stormont, Ontario,  d. 21 May 1967  (Age 101 years)
    2. Alvy Allen Fader, b. 1869, Ontario
    3. George Ransell Fader, b. 29 Nov 1869, Dundas, Ontario, d. 15 Oct 1968, Stanhope,  (Age 98 years)
    4. Elizabeth Jane Fader, b. 18 Feb 1877, Matilda, Dundas, Ontario
    5. Elder Fader, b. 05 Nov 1878, Dundas, Ontario 1901 Voters List: E. pt Lot 27, Conc. 4
    6. Joseph Fader, b. Nov 1880, Dundas, Ontario
    7. Rebecca Fader, b. 5 Aug 1882, Winchester, Stormont, Ontario, d. 20 Mar 1930, Dysart, (Age 47 years)
    8. Charles Lucas Fader, b. 20 Jan 1883, Winchester, Dundas, Ontario,  d. 12 Aug 1981  (Age 98 years)

Joseph Fader obituary 1933 LC Book 1 pg 59

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