Saturday, July 9, 2016

Hershey From Pennsylvania To Canada


Land Petitions of The Niagara Settlers...:

Upper Canada Land Petition of Benjamin Hersha and his sons, Christian, Abraham and Benjamin Hersha dated at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) on 9 Jul 1795

“Humbly Sheweth, That your Petitioners are arrived with their Families from Pensylvania, to settle in this Province, and have brought a considerable Stock of Cattle &c—with them. Humbly pray your Excellency will be pleased to grant them and their Families Lands- for Improvement, and your Petitioner as in Duty bound will ever pray—” [Unsigned] Notes at the bottom:  Benj: Hersha Sr has a wife & four younger Children not herein mentioned before” “The Petitioners are Menonists” Received at the Executive Council Office on 9 Jul 1795. Ordered recommended to grant to the petitioner and his three sons 200 acres each on the producing certificated of their having taken the oaths and signed the declaration. [Upper Canada Land Petitions LAC “H” Bundle 2, Petition Number 85]

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