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Friday, August 15, 2008

Google Books .. What a BOON! Awesome

Hi, I have to share this.. I am so excited. I searched Google Books a long while ago but didn't take the time to learn it better. Miriam has a video on her site and I watched that and it got me motivated. Will get the link at Face Book tomorrow.

I found several books on the Keffer family and a few on the Puterbaugh family.
Source Book: History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario by Adam Mercer.
from the full book online of 26mb or so and is down-loadable.
Page 343:
Peter Keffer, lot 12, concession 3, was born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, December 30, 1879. His father, Jacob Keffer, was a native of Germany. The family came to Canada in 1806, and settled on the lot now occupied by the subject of this sketch, where the father lived until his death. Mr. Keffer was married in 1823 to Miss Fisher, by whom he had nine children. They are adherents of the Lutheran Church, and Mr. Keffer, like his father, is a Reformer in politics. He has one son living on the homestead with him, who is married and has one child.

Also page 343:
William Keffer, lot 9, concession 3, was born on the farm where he now resides in the year 1812. He is the youngest living son of the late Michael Keffer, who settled in Vaughan as early as 1806, where he lived until his death in 1852. His family consisted of six sons and three daughters, some members of the family dying very young. Although brought up to the Lutheran faith, he afterwards joined the Church of England, and entered with spirit into all matters undertaken for its future benefit. He gave the land for the first church built, which is still standing, and where services are yet conducted; it is a log building. William Keffer married in 1831 Susanna Burkholder, a daughter of Oldrick Burkholder, of this township; they have six daughters and two sons living. Mr. Keffer has taken an interest in municipal affairs. He is an adherent of the English Church, and a Conservative in politics.

1 comment:

mamaburk said...

"Page 343:
Peter Keffer, lot 12, concession 3, was born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, December 30, 1879. His father, Jacob Keffer, was a native of Germany. The family came to Canada in 1806, and settled on the lot now occupied by the subject of this sketch, where the father lived until his death. Mr. Keffer was married in 1823 to Miss Fisher, by whom he had nine children." Check the dates in the above quote ... he cannot have been born in 1879 and married in 1823!