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Steele's of Canada possibly Ontario
« on: Thursday 11 January 18 21:30 GMT (UK) »
Looking for any documents/info on an Ira Steele and wife, Rhoda Willer.

They spent some time in Canada and may have immigrated to America as well.

Their son, Aaron Steel, who was born 1822 in Canada and died in Michigan is my ancestor and I found his parents names on his death certificate but don't know anything else about them!
The reason I think they could have settled in Ontario is because Aaron's daughter was born in London, Ontario.

The last name could be spelt Steel or Steele.


Any information regarding his parents, Ira & Rhoda would be much appreciated!!

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Re: Steele's of Canada possibly Ontario
« Reply #1 on: Friday 12 January 18 03:12 GMT (UK) »
Here is Aron Steel, wife and 3 children in Middlesex, Ontario in 1861.  All born in UC (Upper Canada/Ontario)

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/jpg/4108145_00401.jpg

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Re: Steele's of Canada possibly Ontario
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 January 18 03:18 GMT (UK) »
there is an image of Aaron's death cert on findagrave.  The place of birth of Aaron's parents is given as "unknown". 

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/43528000

Aaron was married in Dorchester, Ontario (close to London, Ontario)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-896W-VCQ?i=129&cc=2569151

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Re: Steele's of Canada possibly Ontario
« Reply #3 on: Friday 12 January 18 03:23 GMT (UK) »
Aaron and family in Ingersoll Ontario in 1871

http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/jpg/4396330_00496.jpg

second page

http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/jpg/4396330_00497.jpg

Says the family origin is German

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Re: Steele's of Canada possibly Ontario
« Reply #4 on: Friday 12 January 18 03:30 GMT (UK) »
1852, Aaron and his wife... in Ingersoll.

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census52/SplitView.jsp?id=17671

They are lines 15 and 16.  Not sure why there are tiny pencil "x" marks beside their names ???

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Re: Steele's of Canada possibly Ontario
« Reply #5 on: Friday 12 January 18 04:25 GMT (UK) »
Aaron, wife and children in Ingersoll in 1881

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008198485.jpg

Page 2

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008198486.jpg

So - there are many records showing Aaron/Aron in Southwestern Ontario. 

Do you know if Aaron had siblings?

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Re: Steele's of Canada possibly Ontario
« Reply #6 on: Friday 12 January 18 18:53 GMT (UK) »
RK, the little x's in the 1851/2 census seem to generally be used to indicate a married couple.

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Re: Steele's of Canada possibly Ontario
« Reply #7 on: Friday 12 January 18 21:11 GMT (UK) »
Wow! You found a lot. It's great to have all that info on them.
I found it especially interesting that they recorded their family origin as German! Maybe Ira & Rhoda were immigrants from Germany??
Thanks so much!

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Re: Steele's of Canada possibly Ontario
« Reply #8 on: Friday 12 January 18 21:59 GMT (UK) »
If they were German, that would be a good clue.  You might have to expand your name search to include German names which could be anglicized to Steel.   

RK