Palatines in the Ottawa area, 1820's
August 6, 2002:
Some of the families who came to the Ottawa area with Peter Robinson in 1823 were
Palatines from County Limerick in Ireland. Surnames include Miller, Teskey and Switzer.
see the web page of the Irish Palatine Association.
E-mail Al Lewis
February 9, 2012:
For a very good history of an Irish Palatine family who came to Nepean Township in 1825, see Christopher SWITZER and Sara Jane MILLER.
Susan has submitted a wonderful video tracing this Switzer family back to 1609 in Germany and then to Rathkeale, County Limerick, Ireland.
In 1825, the family came to Nepean Township and settled on 200 acres encompassing both sides of West Hunt Club Road from Woodroffe Avenue
to Greenbank Road, including the present Manordale subdivision and the Superdome.
February 15, 2012:
For Palatine information, (from Germany to County Limerick in the 17th Century) see The Irish Palatines in Ontario: Religion, Ethnicity, and Rural Migration
By Carolyn A. Heald. This book is available from Global Genealogy.
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