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  • History of Onondaga Township
    Text       By Reg. Cooper, Brant Historical Society, Radio Broadcast Onondaga was acquired its name through the fact that the Onondaga tribe of the Six Nations settled in that part of the county now comprising that township. The Onondaga’s territory at the time of the formation of the confederacy was chosen as ...
    Text     By Reg. Cooper, Brant Historical Society, Radio Broadcast Onondaga was acquired its name through the fact that the Onondaga tribe of the Six Nations settled in that part of the ...
  • Onondaga Central School
    Text       Historical Information By Jeff Ireland, student of Onondaga Central School, 1984. In the 1830's, Settlers began to arrive in the eastern parts of the Twp. near Seneca Line and began to take up the indian lands under what was called squatters rights. The Indians were furious and these so-called squatters ...
    Text     Historical Information By Jeff Ireland, student of Onondaga Central School, 1984. In the 1830's, Settlers began to arrive in the eastern parts of the Twp. near Seneca Line and began ...
  • History of the VanSickle Farm
    Text       A History of the Homes and the People who Lived There The VanSickle Farm: Lot 37 to 40 River Range was purchased in in 1864 by Abram I. VanSickle for his son George. Their log house stood near the present woodlot, by a good spring. One Sunday when the family ...
    Text     A History of the Homes and the People who Lived There The VanSickle Farm: Lot 37 to 40 River Range was purchased in in 1864 by Abram I. VanSickle for ...
  • Funeral Card of Sarah Deagle
    ImageText       This is a funeral card for Sarah Deagle, who died in Middleport, Township of Onondaga, on Friday, July 11th, 1924. She was the beloved wife of David Deagle. The original card was provided by Calvin Hager during a Scan & Share Day event held at the Onondaga Hall on January ...
    ImageText     This is a funeral card for Sarah Deagle, who died in Middleport, Township of Onondaga, on Friday, July 11th, 1924. She was the beloved wife of David Deagle. The original ...
  • Indenture Granting Walker Land to William Douglas
    ImageText       This is an indenture granting a deed of land belonging to James Elgin Walker to William A. Douglas dated November 26, 1919. The original document was provided by Don Douglas during a Scan & Share Day event held at the Onondaga Hall on January 14, 2012.
    ImageText     This is an indenture granting a deed of land belonging to James Elgin Walker to William A. Douglas dated November 26, 1919. The original document was provided by Don Douglas ...
  • Indenture Granting Douglas Land to Rosswell Douglas
    ImageText       This is an indenture granting a deed of land belonging to William A. Douglas to Rosswell Wilson Douglas dated April 10, 1924. The original document was provided by Don Douglas during a Scan & Share Day event held at the Onondaga Hall on January 14, 2012.
    ImageText     This is an indenture granting a deed of land belonging to William A. Douglas to Rosswell Wilson Douglas dated April 10, 1924. The original document was provided by Don Douglas ...
  • Photo of Ross Thomson
    Imagecomment       This is a photograph of Ross Thomson standing in front of a Halifax bomber at the Linton-on-Ouse base in England in 1944. The picture was taken by the Royal Canadian Air Force. The original picture was provided by Bill and Lorna Thomson during a Scan & Share Day event held ...
    Imagecomment     This is a photograph of Ross Thomson standing in front of a Halifax bomber at the Linton-on-Ouse base in England in 1944. The picture was taken by the Royal Canadian ...
  • Willowbank Farm Scene
    Image       This is a photograph of taken at the Willowbank Farm in the Township of Onondaga. Willowbank Farm was a renowned local cattle farm before its dispersion in 1950. The date of this image date is unknown. The original photo was provided by Karen Richardson during a Scan & Share Day ...
    Image     This is a photograph of taken at the Willowbank Farm in the Township of Onondaga. Willowbank Farm was a renowned local cattle farm before its dispersion in 1950. The date ...
  • Application for Rural Electric Service
    Image       This is an application for rural electric service in the Township of Onondaga in the premises occupied by the School Section No. 6. The original document was provided by Marjorie Featherston.
    Image     This is an application for rural electric service in the Township of Onondaga in the premises occupied by the School Section No. 6. The original document was provided by Marjorie ...
  • Wedding Photograph of Tom and Mary Lu Featherston
    Image       This photograph depicts Tom and Mary Lu Featherston. The picture was taken on their wedding day on May 20, 1950. The original photograph was provided by Tom and Mary Lu Featherston.
    Image     This photograph depicts Tom and Mary Lu Featherston. The picture was taken on their wedding day on May 20, 1950. The original photograph was provided by Tom and Mary Lu ...
  • Photograph of George VanSickle
    Image       This photograph depicts George VanSickle, father of Abraham VanSickle, of Onondaga. It was probably taken in the 1860s. The original photograph was provided by Eleanor Smith.
    Image     This photograph depicts George VanSickle, father of Abraham VanSickle, of Onondaga. It was probably taken in the 1860s. The original photograph was provided by Eleanor Smith.
  • Methodist Hymn Book
    Image       This is an image of a hymn book used at Salt Springs Methodist Church in 1902 when the newly built church was reopened after being destroyed by fire on September 12, 1901. The book was provided by Joyce Smith during a Scan & Share Day event held at the Onondaga ...
    Image     This is an image of a hymn book used at Salt Springs Methodist Church in 1902 when the newly built church was reopened after being destroyed by fire on September ...
  • The Voice of the Knight and His Lady
    ImageText       This is a book entitled "The Voice of the Knight and His Lady. St. George and Waneita", which includes "poems and historic truths". It was published by the Aryan Society, Women's Institutes for "Red Cross and Patriotism Purposes" during World War I. The original book was provided by Don Douglas ...
    ImageText     This is a book entitled "The Voice of the Knight and His Lady. St. George and Waneita", which includes "poems and historic truths". It was published by the Aryan Society, ...
  • Onondaga Ball Team
    ImageText       Dave Campbell, George Fearman, Gordon Tottle, Dave Froman, Gordon Hamilton, Jim Hamilton, George VanSickle, Gordon Edwards, Carl Campbell. Harry Coleman, Bill Oliver, Fred Thompson, Bob Birkett
    ImageText     Dave Campbell, George Fearman, Gordon Tottle, Dave Froman, Gordon Hamilton, Jim Hamilton, George VanSickle, Gordon Edwards, Carl Campbell. Harry Coleman, Bill Oliver, Fred Thompson, Bob Birkett
  • Harvey and Edna Coleman Wedding Portrait
    ImageText       This is a photograph of Harvey and Edna Coleman on their wedding day. The picture was taken in 1941. The original picture was provided by Brian Coleman during a Scan & Share Day event held at the Onondaga Hall on January 14, 2012.
    ImageText     This is a photograph of Harvey and Edna Coleman on their wedding day. The picture was taken in 1941. The original picture was provided by Brian Coleman during a Scan ...
  • Coleman Family Farm
    Image       This is an aerial photograph of the Coleman Family Farm. The picture was taken in the 1940s. The original picture was provided by Brian Coleman during a Scan & Share Day event held at the Onondaga Hall on January 14, 2012.
    Image     This is an aerial photograph of the Coleman Family Farm. The picture was taken in the 1940s. The original picture was provided by Brian Coleman during a Scan & Share ...
  • Salt Springs Church in 1940
    Image       This is a photograph of the Salt Springs Church in Onondaga, Ont. The picture was taken in 1940. The original picture was provided by Brian Coleman during a Scan & Share Day event held at the Onondaga Hall on January 14, 2012.
    Image     This is a photograph of the Salt Springs Church in Onondaga, Ont. The picture was taken in 1940. The original picture was provided by Brian Coleman during a Scan & ...
  • Flood of the Grand River in May 1942
    Image       This is a photograph of the flood of the Grand River which occurred in May 1942. This photograph shows the end of County Road 18 (formerly Blossom Ave.). The original picture was provided by Brian Coleman during a Scan & Share Day event held at the Onondaga Hall on January ...
    Image     This is a photograph of the flood of the Grand River which occurred in May 1942. This photograph shows the end of County Road 18 (formerly Blossom Ave.). The original ...
  • Coleman Family Scrapbook
    ImageText       This is scrapbook was kept by Harvey Coleman, Esq., and includes personal letters, notes, photographs, newspaper clippings and more. It was compiled during the 1950s. The original book was provided by Brian Coleman during a Scan & Share Day event held at the Onondaga Hall on January 14, 2012.
    ImageText     This is scrapbook was kept by Harvey Coleman, Esq., and includes personal letters, notes, photographs, newspaper clippings and more. It was compiled during the 1950s. The original book was provided ...
  • Arrowhead Collection
    Object       This is a photograph of Helen Howell's arrowhead collection. All the arrowheads in this collection were collected on the lands of her farm. The photograph was provided by Robert Thomson during a Scan & Share Day event held at the Onondaga Hall on January 14, 2012.
    Object     This is a photograph of Helen Howell's arrowhead collection. All the arrowheads in this collection were collected on the lands of her farm. The photograph was provided by Robert Thomson ...
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Onondaga Collection


This collection includes historical materials from the former Onondaga Township in the County of Brant. The majority of these items were donated by private community members who wanted to preserve and share their local history. Their generosity is greatly appreciated.