The 1871 Canadian census indicated that my ancestress, Mrs. Mary Howard (maiden name unknown), born in Canada (1791), was of German ethnicity, so when I found a list of early German settlers, it was intriguing. The group of German settlers in Petition #54 lived in Markham Township, Upper Canada [Ontario]. I do not know where in Canada Mary was born; she lived in the Niagara area during her married life and widowhood.
According to Wikipedia, Markham Township's German settlers came to Canada in 1794.
Reuben Wait and Markham Township with a Niagara connection. An interesting story of Reuben's son, Benjamin, can be found here.
The list of microfilm online at the Library and Archives Canada where the petitions can be found is here.