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Abraham Neff Photograph

A photo of Abraham P. Neff (December 7, 1802- December 16, 1874) wearing traditional Mennonite clothing. He was 10 years old when Michael Graybiel...

  Abraham Neff Photograph
Zavitz Family Mill- Port Colborne, c.1800

A photo of Zavitz Mill standing beside the sand dunes which were once located there. The mill was built by Christian Zavitz and was operated by his...

  Zavitz Family Mill- Port Colborne, c.1800
Deed of Land Transcript- To Christian Kniseley from King George III, 1818

A six page photocopy of a transcript of a Deed granting 25 acres of land in the Township of Humberstone, County of Lincoln, District of Niagara, to...

  Deed of Land Transcript- To Christian Kniseley from King George III, 1818
Christian Zavitz, Jr. Log cabin

A photo of Christian Zavitz, Jr.'s log cabin from the "Port Colborne News", Second Section, Centennial Edition, Page 9B, August 1967. The cabin...

  Christian Zavitz, Jr. Log cabin
Lt. David Morgan's Cabin Photograph

This is a photo of Morgan Cabin that was owned by Lieutenant David Morgan. Chief (Major) John Norton was known to have visited this cabin in April...

  Lt. David Morgan's Cabin Photograph
Fraktur Mennonite Birth Certificate- Abraham Neff, 1802

"Fraktur" Mennonite artwork which celebrates the birth of Abraham Neff. It reads: "In the year of our Lord, December 7, 1802 ". Abraham was 10...

  Fraktur Mennonite Birth Certificate- Abraham Neff, 1802
James Fortier Letter To W.H. Merritt, Chief Commissioner of Public Works in Toronto- 1850

A letter written by James Fortier who was the Port Colborne Lighthouse keeper after his War of 1812 Service. He had participated at the Battle of...

  James Fortier Letter To W.H. Merritt, Chief Commissioner of Public Works in Toronto- 1850
Eve Neff (nee Sherk) photograph

A black and white photo of Eve Sherk Neff, dressed as a Mennonite, standing with her right hand on a well pump and a screen door behind her. The...

  Eve Neff (nee Sherk) photograph
Land Deed No. 5125- Between Isaac and Abraham Laing and William Haun of the Township of Humberstone

A deed between Isaac and Abraham Laing and William Haun of the Township of Humberstone for Lot 9, Front Concession of the Township of Humberstone...

  Land Deed No. 5125- Between Isaac and Abraham Laing and William Haun of the Township of Humberstone
James Fortier Photograph- Fort Detroit Medal

A copy of an original photo of James Fortier (April 10, 1792- January 11, 1865) wearing a medal that was awarded in 1849 for his participation at...

  James Fortier Photograph- Fort Detroit Medal
Letter from James Fortier, Port Colborne Light Keeper, to the Honourable Jean Chabot- 1854

A transcription of a letter written by James Fortier, the Port Colborne Lighthouse keeper, to the Honourable Jean Chabot regarding a salary...

  Letter from James Fortier, Port Colborne Light Keeper, to the Honourable Jean Chabot- 1854
Indentured Servant Agreement between William [Tosdevine] and Tunis Snook- Kingston, 1814

An agreement for an indentured servant, dated August 1st, 1814 in Kingston, Upper Canada. It states that William [Tosdevine] of Kingston, under his...

  Indentured Servant Agreement between William [Tosdevine] and Tunis Snook- Kingston, 1814
Large Copper Powder Flask

This large copper powder flask has a brass rim and spout at the top. Below the spout is marked "Dixon & Sons", the Manufacturer. The spout is...

  Large Copper Powder Flask
Powder flask

A small copper flask that was presumably used for gun powder. There is a brass rim at the opening and a metal lever to open it. The design on the...

  Powder flask
Powder flask & stopper

A hand-made powder horn, dated approximately 1800, that is believed to have existed since 1790. Both the flask and the stopper are made wood. For...

  Powder flask & stopper
Marriage Certificate Between Peter Neff and Maria Durrin

A marriage certificate between Peter Neff and Maria Durrin. Clockwise starting from top right: Peter Neff a son of Abraham Neff. Bottom Right:...

  Marriage Certificate Between Peter Neff and Maria Durrin
Abraham Laing's Lead Bucket and Metal Ladle

A lead bucket and metal ladle that are believed by some to have been used for making bullets. The ladle has a copper scoop and measures 35 cm long...

  Abraham Laing's Lead Bucket and Metal Ladle
Graybiel Blacksmith Ledger - 1791 to the mid 1800s

The Ledger is indexed by account and not surnames as there are several names on each account due to bartering back and forth. Also, the page number...

  Graybiel Blacksmith Ledger - 1791 to the mid 1800s
Cannonballs- C. 1812

Two cannonballs, one smaller and lopsided was found in a backyard on Catharine Street in Port Colborne and the other larger one was found elsewhere...

  Cannonballs- C. 1812
Musket Balls- c. 1812

These five musket balls were found on Nickel beach at a home on Lakeshore Road East, Port Colborne Ontario. It is believed that during the War of...

  Musket Balls- c. 1812
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