Settler of township lots: Lots 20 & 21, Conc. 5, Stanhope
Location: Map point is the approximate location within Lot 21, Conc. 5 running along the east side of McPhail Rd. where it turns west and goes north.
- Lot 20, Conc. 5, Stanhope: 1876 Lands Liable to Taxation: Township of Stanhope Patent Register - 100 acres to Richard Moses Bailey.
- Lot 21, Conc. 5, Stanhope: 1876 Lands Liable to Taxation: Township of Stanhope Patent Register - 100 acres to Alfred Boswell (not in AH Family Tree).
- 1885 Patents from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 142 & 145).
Dates of residency:
- 1881 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Owen & Sarah Wessels with 2 children at Lot 20, Conc. 5
- 1883 Stanhope Voters List: Owen Wessel, owner, Lots 20 & 21, Conc. 5
- 1890 Stanhope Voters List: Owen Wessel, owner, Lots 20 & 21, Conc. 5
- 1891 Death of Daughter Sarah Elmira Wessels (1855–1891) Maple Lake
- 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Owen & Sarah P Wessels with 3 McIntire grandchildren
- 1893 Stanhope Directory: Owen Wessell, Carnarvon Lot 21, Conc. 5
- 1899 Stanhope Directory: Owen Wessell, Carnarvon Lot 21, Conc. 5
- 1901 Stanhope Voters List
- 1904 Death: North Dakota
Other residents: 1903 Stanhope Voters List - Whitney McIntyre is listed as farmer, owner at Lots 20 & 21, Conc. 5.
The road [to John Billings' Blagdon Hill] was blazed out by Billings and later followed by the various lumber firms who had limits around Hawk Lake. The first road to the area cut off near St. Peter's church at the Owen Wessel place, running between the hills west of the present right of way, and crossing the McPhail farm. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 317
Preceding landowner: The Crown
- Lot 20, Conc. 5: 1910 Sarah Wessels (widow) to Fred McPhail for $200; 1937 Gordon Roy McPhail.
- Lot 21, Conc. 5: 1910 Sarah Wessels (widow) to Percival McPhail for $200; 1914 Charles McPhail for $200.
Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree
- Owen Wessels, b. 11 Jul 1826, Murray Twp Ontario d. 1904. St. Josephs, North Dakota
- Sarah Anne Preston, b. Abt 1833, Brighton Twp, Ontario. d. 1915 Maple Lake
1. Sarah Wessels, b. Abt 1855, Northumberland, Ontario
2. Nelson Robert Wessels, b. Abt 1862, Ontario, d. 24 Nov 1938, Toronto, (Age ~ 76 years)
3. Owen Wessels, b. Abt 1866, Ontario
Photo: Sarah Preston. Source: Ancstry.ca kwayne1 originally shared this on 09 Dec 2010