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After 1907
1901 Snapshot
Air Photo Study
Image Library
History of Old Ottawa East
This section documents history from the beginning of settlement in the area to 1907. Chapter Five is divided into the years 1889 to 1907. These specific years contain most of the pictures found in the Image Library either inserted in the text or found at the end of each page.
One Historical Setting
Two Early Rideau Front Settlement
Three 1860's to 1870's
Four Annexation: Yes or No?
Five Ottawa East Village: 1888 to 1907
Six "It is expedient" - Ottawa East Village is no more.
Prehistoric: The Ballantyne Adze - Originally found in 1892, this prehistoric adze is the oldest object ever found in Ottawa East;
The Old Town Hall - Built by James Ballantyne in 1895, this venerable building has marked the center of the community in three successive centuries.

German History in Ottawa East: Beginning in the 1870's German emigration to Canada grew steadily with Ottawa East as a preferred destination. The families that settled here played a major role in the evolution of the village.

Ottawa East Germans: 1877 to 1901 : To assist those searching for roots, the table here lists all of the German immigrants in the 1881, 1891 and 1901 censuses.

German Families: Also there were a number of German families who were actively involved in the Village of Ottawa East during its existence. A brief genealogical chart has been included for the following:
Winges | Pranschkes | Noffkes | Messerschmidts | Ullrichs | Lemkes | Romhilds

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