Paul Pfennig

Settler of township lot: Lot 9, Conc. 4, Hindon (Stanhope area)

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this irregular, waterfront lot on Paul Lake off One Mile Drive, north of Hwy 118 (formerly Peterson Colonization Road)

Land acquisition: 1905 Patent from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register Index- Hindon Conc. 4 (Image 320).

Dates of residency:

  • 1893 Anson & Hindon Townships Directory: Paul Pfennig, Petersons Cors
  • 1903 Business Directory, Anson & Hindon: P. Pfennig, Petersons Corners, Lot 9, Conc. 4.
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Hindon: Paul Pfenig with wife Grace and children Wiliiam and Otelia
  • 1920 Mary Grace Pfennig, widow, to James Edgar Austen

Interesting facts:

Paul Pfennig's 1916 obituary.  Source: Maud Coulter scrapbook digital images, Haliburton Highlands Genealogy Group

Paul Pfinning, a native of Haliburton, died at the House of Refuge this morning after a short illness. He came to this county over fifty years ago from Germany and settled in a remote part of Haliburton, where he eked out an existence as one would suppose he should in the primevial forests of the north country in those pioneer days. He was always able to maintain himself until the weight of years bowed him down and caused a cessation from toil. Though a resident of the House of Refuge he was not there at the sufferance of the county as he paid his way and there is still an equity left for those who can legally claim it. He entered the Refuge in 1914. He had no family, though going through the marriage ceremony on two occasions. His first wife died from natural causes. The second venture on the connubial sea was not so productive of felicity and amativeness it is understood, and the woman who was abjured to love, honor, and obey, stole away at some hour when her lord and master was not in sight and never returned, even as Enoch Arden did to look in the window and view the man who was once her choice and selection.

The remains are at Mr. Tanguey's undertaking morgue and will be interred in the Catholic cemetery after due notice is given to parties who might be interested in his death. He was about 80.......

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Paul Pfennig, b. 2 Jun 1840, Germany d. 29 Feb 1916, Lindsay, (Age 75 years)
  • Family 1: Augusta Doritha (Pfennig), b. Abt 1846, Pomerania, Russia. 22 Apr 1896, Hindon, (Age ~ 50 years)
  • Family 2: Mary Grace Bonney, b. 5 Jan 1859, Mariposa
    1. Augusta Pfennig, b. 15 Feb 1898, Hindon, d. 1951 (Age 52 years)

Photo: Paul Pfennig's 1916 obituary. Source: Maud Coulter scrapbook digital images, Haliburton Highlands Genealogy Group