Section 5. the line of

Edith Louisa McConnell

J Raymond Brown's mother


Edith McConnell's Mother's Line: The Nicols from Ross & Cromarty, Scotland

Christiana Nicoll was born June 17, 1851, the youngest of the 11 children born to Alexander Nicoll and Lydia Bain after they moved from Scotland to Canada to farm the uncleared land of Dummer Township in central Ontario. Christiana married Robert Henry McConnell JAN 20, 1873. From age 22 to 33, she lived the hard life of a farmer's wife while giving birth to eight children. Walter, her 8th child, was born right after Christmas in her 36th year; he died the next July. Seven months later her five-year-old Annetta died. Baby Carl was born in the fall of 1891, right after Christiana turned 40, but died within two months. Three months before her 41st birthday, she was diagnosed with consumption and died 6 months later in Peterborough, the city, probably having been in a sanitorium away from her children for several months. buried in Norwood cemetery

 

James McConnell (1782-1827)-- wounded in the Second Anglo-Maratha War (1803-1805) in India.

Per Bertha's original I had his birth at. James* A McConnell was born JUN 1823 in Ireland. but after cememtery records, I put it to May, 1825. This would mean he was only a little over a year old in the summer of 1826 when they sailed to Montreal.

 

Per Bertha's original I had his birth at. James* A McConnell was born JUN 1823 in Ireland. but after cememtery records, I put it to May, 1825. This would mean he was only a little over a year old in the summer of 1826 when they sailed to Montreal.

Coming to America

For reasons unknown, the entire Herman Weissbach family left Silberberg in the late 1800s. First, his three oldest children arrived in the USA in July of 1894:

    Clara Weissbach, 22 years old
    Ida Weissbach, 20
    Pauline Weissbach, 18

 

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Second Anglo-Maratha War (1803-1805)

 

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