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Homesteaders of Nolalu Ontario Canada'

Nolalu is a community about 48 km southwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. With the Government of Canada advertising for homesteaders and with the advent of the Port Arthur, Duluth and Western (PeeDee) Railway around the turn of the century, the first Finnish homesteaders along with a few Anglo-Saxon pioneers began to settle in Lybster, Strange, Marks and Gillies townships. Around 1900, Archie Bishop owned and operated a sawmill and a small store. The name ‘Nolalu’ originates from the name of Archie’s sawmill business --‘The NOrthern LAnd & LUmber Co.’.

In 1909 a group of Finnish farmers, feeling that a co-operative store would be to their benefit, formed the ‘Farmers’ Mercantile’. Among the founders were Henry Pelto, who is considered the first Finnish settler in Nolalu, Gust Maki, John Arola, John Oja, Sam Rajala and Hjalmar Seppala. Postal services began in 1903 as a catch post service, in which mail was simply dropped from a moving train, but by 1905 an actual post office was opened. The first school in Nolalu was S.S. #1 Lybster. It was a log structure built in 1910 across the river from the Farmers’ Mercantile.

New immigrants became farmers raising livestock and growing potatoes, certain vegetables and some grains. However, the land, often hard red clay and otherwise rugged terrain in need of clearing from stumps and rocks, was not fertile enough to provide a living by itself. Some found work in, for example, road maintenance but most became bush workers.

This project documents the original Nolalu area homesteaders and offers a glimpse into their family’s history and attempts to track their ancestral roots.

The primary scope of this project is the farmers who owned land in the area and their spouses. For each person a link to his / her Geni profile is provided, where other family members and further lineage can be found. The primary area is Lybster Township, Marks Township, Strange Township and Gillies Township. For the purpose of land distribution, the townships were subdivided into lateral "concessions" and longitudinal "lots", each concession/lot further into north and south halves, for which settlers could apply a land grant. In addition to the homestead lots there were also mining claim lots earmarked across the region.

If you manage profiles that are in the scope, join the project and add the profiles to it. Experts will verify the information and attempt to place profiles in the correct township and lot. Profiles that cannot be verified will be removed.

Nolalu Cemetery - listing
Leeper Cemetery - listing
Karila Homestead Cemetery
Bessant-Walker Cemetery

Thunder Bay Finnish Canadian Historical Society
PeeDee Railway
Nolalu photos - TBPL
Thunder Bay Public Library
Nolalu in Google Maps

Finnish Evangelic-Lutheran National Church pastors active with Nolalu homesteaders:

See link above to Photos and Documents for Township maps

Homesteader names listed below that appear in blue are linked to the person's profile - simply click on the name

Lybster Township

In Lybster Township just west of the intersection of Highways 590 and 588 is the village of Nolalu, the “hub” of the surrounding area. The village included the home of Archie Bishop’s sawmill, the Farmers' Mercantile store, S.S. #1 Lybster school, the Finnish Organization and Rientola Halls, the Nolalu Post Office and the Nolalu Pee Dee railway stop. Building upon this foundation, the descendants of the homesteaders along with new arrivals such as Into Klamie continued to strengthen Nolalu as a vibrant and prosperous community.

Concession I, Lot 1 (S) 160 acres originally

  • 1911 - Free Land Grant 6 January 1911 - Edward Jackson - south portion 60 acres
  • 1911 - 11 August 1911 - Samuel Korpi and Wilhelmina Söderback - north portion 133 1/2 acres

Both portions combined in 1923

Concession I, Lot 2 (S) 188 acres include narrow west of 194 T

  • 1904 Patent 1909 - Isaiah Kerfoot

Concession I Mining lot R103 (80 acres)

  • 1891 - 14 April 1891 - John Flett
  • 1957 - Gabriel S. Laroque

Concession I Mining lot 195 T (80 acres) west of R103

  • 1885 - 22 September 1885 - Wm. McKinley
  • 1927 - 29 December 1927 - John Maki
  • 1957 - Gabriel S. Laroque

Concession I Mining lot 194 T (160 acres) west of 195 T

Concession I, lot not clearly located in records - later sold and patented as a single 133 1/2 acre lot

Concession I, Lot 3 (S)

Concession I, Lot 3 (N)

Concession I, Lot 4 (S)

Concession I, Lot 4 (N)

Concession I, Lot 5 (S)

Concession I, Lot 5 (N)

Concession I, Lot 6 (S)

  • 1906 - J. Denaugh
  • 1909 - Alonzo Miller
  • 1909 - Simon Sissala
  • 1921 - 1928 - George Hautanen
  • 1928 - Frank Maki

Concession I, Lot 6 (N)

Concession I, Lot 7 (S)

  • 1906 - P. Muldoon
  • 1909 - Oscar Dumas
  • 1912 - Matti Patari
  • 1913 - Kalle Lehtinen
  • 1914 - Victor Fern
  • 1923 - Arvo Ojala
  • 1932- Nestor Kotala

Concession I, Lot 7 (N)

Concession I, Lot 8 (S)

Concession I, Lot 8 (N)

  • 1886 - F. Tobin

Concession I, Lot 9 (S)

  • 1903 Patent 1912 - A. Kenny

Concession I, Lot 9 (N)

  • 1886 - F. Tobin

Concession I, Lot 10 (S)

Concession I, Lot 10 (N)

  • 1886 - F. Tobin
  • 1915 - Crown sale but immediately cancelled - Ernest Sitch

Concession I, Lot 11 (S)

  • 1910 - F. Nelson
  • 1913 - John McGregor

Concession I, Lot 11 (N)

  • 1905 - D. O'Donnell

Concession I, Lot 12 (S)

  • 1903 Patent 1909 - G. Powell
  • 1936 - Waino Oja

Concession I, Lot 12 (N)

  • 1890 - E. Watts

Concession II, Lot 1 (S)

Concession II, Lot 1 (N)

Concession II, Lot 2 (S)

Concession II, Lot 2 (N)

Concession II, Lot 3 (S)

Concession II, Lot 3 (N)

Concession II, Lot 4 (S)

Concession II, Lot 4 (N)

  • 1890 - R. Mitchell

Concession II, Lot 5 (S)

Concession II, Lot 5 (N)

Concession II, Lot 6 (S)

Concession II, Lot 6 (N)

Concession II, Lot 7 (S)

  • 1903 Patent 1915 - W. McDonald

Concession II, Mining lot R149 (north of Lot 7 (S))

Sub-lot extreme eastern part

  • 1957 - Evid Kivela

Concession II, Lot 8 (S)

  • 1886 - F. Tobin

Concession II, Mining lot R63 (north of Lot 8 (S))

  • 1884 - S. Dawson

Concession II, Mining lot R70 (north of R63)

  • 1884 - A. S. Hall

Concession II, Mining lot R64 (west of R70)

  • 1884 - Simon Dawson

Concession II, Mining lot R83 (west of R64)

  • 1885 - Simon Dawson

Concession II, Mining lot R95 (west of R83)

  • 1885 - M. Offord

Concession II, Mining lot R118 (west of R95)

  • 1885 - Alex Cummings

Concession II, Mining lot R140 (west of R118)

  • 1886 - Fred Weiland
  • 1911 - 1921 - Dorothea Mitchell
  • 1922 - Joseph Jefferson
  • 1962 - Ed Morgan

Concession II, Mining lot R160

  • 1886 - M. Neumann
  • 1923 - Kalle Lehtinen

Concession II, Mining lot R151 (west of R160)

  • 1885 - W. Doig

Concession II, Mining lot R58 (north of R160 and R151)

  • 1886 - William Laird
  • 1922 - John Pakka

Concession II, Mining lot R60 (west of R151)

  • 1884 - William Laird

Concession II, Mining lot 178 T (west of R60)

  • 1884 - R. Tretheway

Concession II, Mining lot R107 (west of 178 T)

  • 1885 - Henry Cole
  • 1928 - E. Lehtinen

Concession II, Mining lot R125 (west of R107)

Concession II, Mining lot R171 (west of R107)

Concession II, Mining lots R53, R54, R55, R56

  • 1884-1892 - Olivier Daunais, "The Silver King" was not strictly a homesteader in the area, but played an important part in the early development as a main owner of the Silver Mountain mining operations.
  • 1893 - Silver Mountain Mining Co. of Liverpool England

Concession II, Mining lot R57 (west of R55 and R56)

Concession II, Mining lot R124 (west of R57)

  • 1885 - Reg. Petrie
  • 1922 - Kalle Lethinen
  • 1928 - Harry McCluskey

Concession II, Mining lot R59 (west of R57)

  • 1930 - John Groves

Concession III, Lot 1 - 189 acres

Eastern half

Western half

  • 1977 - Jack Clifford Erickson and Shirley Saario

Concession III, Mining Lot R150 (adjacent to Concession III, Lot 1)

  • 1885 - original mining patent to John L. Meikle on 16 Sept 1885 but cancelled
  • 1921 - Herman Schaski applied 31 August 1921
  • 1923 - Dick Kallio applied February 1923

Concession III, Lot 2 -167 acres

Concession III, Mining Lot R98 (south of Concession III, Lot 2) - 160 acres

East Half

  • 1894 - on 31 August 1894 acquired east half by Herman Schaska
  • 1922 - on 7 February 1922 acquired east half by Dick Kallio

West Half

  • 1922 - on 30 January 1922 acquired west half by Edward Harri

Concession III, Mining Lot B 1(south of Concession III, R97 and R98)

Concession III, Lot 3

Concession III, Mining Lot R97 (south of Concession III, Lot 3)

Concession III, Mining Lot R139 (south of Concession III, Lot 3)

Concession III, Lot 4

  • 1891 - on 8 January 1891 acquired by John Hunter as a Pine Timber Reserve
  • 1950 - Charles Pelto and Einar Pelto

Concession III, Mining Lot R131 (south of Concession III, Lot R132)

  • 1888 - Alex Cummings
  • 1922 - Hjalmar Ranta

Concession III, Mining Lot R132

  • 1888 - Alex Cummings
  • 1919 - John Oja
  • 1975 - Don Melnyk

Concession III, R133 (53 acres of Mining location purchased as Crown Sale on May 10, 1921)

Concession III, R 138 (74 acres of Mining location purchased as Crown Sale on May 10, 1921 )

Concession III, R138 (remainder of Mining location purchased as Crown Sale)

Sub-lot of Concession III, R138 (on northest corner)

Concession III, R111 80 acres

  • 1885 - William Laird
  • 1922 - John Maki

Concession III, R86 80 acres (south of R111)

  • 1885 - Simon Dawson

Concession III, R93 80 acres (south of R111)

Concession III, R77 80 acres (south of R93)

  • 1885 - Oliver Daunais
  • 1922 - Andrew Maki
  • 1925 - Hjalmar Reivonen
  • 1957 - Ervid Kivela

Concession III, R136 80 acres

  • 1914 - Margaret Earl

Concession III, R142 80 acres (south of R136)

Concession III, R79 80 acres (south of R142)

  • 1885 - Alex Russell

Concession III, 221T 80 acres (west of R136) also called Lot 9 (N)

Concession III, R141 80 acres (south of 221 T)

  • 1885 - Peter French
  • 1924 - George Smith

Concession III, R82 80 acres (south of R141)

  • 1885 - Simon Dawson

Concession III, 222 T 80 acres (west of 221 T)

  • 1913 - M. Lavinsky
  • 1929 - Arvo Valimaa
  • 1963 - Joe Raude

Concession III, 223T 80 acres (south of 222 T)

  • 1912 - M. Silvaggio
  • 1923 - R. Comben

Concession III, R154

Sub-lot 2 acres of Concession III, R154

  • 1926 - Dorothea Mitchell

Concession III, R145 (south of R154)

  • 1886 - Louis Greiser

Concession III, Lot (12) (southwest part of lot 12)

  • 1886 - William Laird
  • 1950 - 1962 - Reino Hyyryla and Bambi Hill

Concession III, Lot (12) (eastern part of lot 12)

Concession III, R155

  • 1911 - L. M. Raymond
  • 1921 - Walter Thos Wilson
  • 1921 and patented 27 November 1929 - George and Maria Smith

Concession III, R153

Concession IV, Lot 1 (S)

Between Lybster Concession IV Lot 2 (S) and Gillies Concession IV lot 11 (N) (unconfirmed location) based on 1901 census data

Concession IV, Lot 1 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 2 (S)

Concession IV, Lot 2 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 3 (S)

Concession IV, Lot 3 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 4 (S)

Concession IV, Lot 4 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 5 (S)

Concession IV, Lot 5 (S) sublot on southest corner

Concession IV, Lot 5 (N)

  • 1905 - Free Land Grant on May 9, 1905 to Sakon Rautiga
  • 1907 - on Oct 1, 1907 lot went to Charles Rautio and then cancelled Feb 21, 1910
  • 1910 - on Feb 21 1910 lot went to Gusti Maki but not patented
  • 1921 - Patented on Apr 21, 1921 - John Maki and Fanny Rajala
  • 1950 - Viljo Harju and Dagmar Maki

Concession IV, Lot 5 (N) - small lot severed (1.5 acres)

Concession IV, Lot 6 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 7 (N) - Eastern Half

Concession IV, Lot 7 (N) - Western Half

Concession IV, Mining lot R116 (south of R117)

Concession IV, Eastern part of Mining lot R116

Concession IV, Mining lot R117 (north of R116)

Concession IV, Mining lot R115 (west of R117 and R116)

  • 1885 - Oliver Daunais
  • 1924 - Matteo Fiorito

Concession IV, Mining lot R114 (west of R115)

Concession IV, Mining lot R134 (west of R114)

Concession IV, Mining lot 236T (west of R134)

  • 1886 - Oliver Murdock

Concession IV, Mining lot 237T (west of 236T)

  • 1886 - Oliver Murdock

Concession IV, Mining Location R135 (west of Lot 7 (N))

Concession IV, Lot 10 (S)

Concession IV, Lot 10 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 11 (S)

  • 1903 - Ralph Faithfull
  • 1910 then cancelled 25 June 1912 - Matti Alanen
  • 1912 - Ralph Faithfull
  • 1926 - 1940 - Harold Hendren

Concession IV, Lot 11 (N)

  • 1906 - C. Plum
  • 1908 - Mikko Alanen

Concession IV, Lot 12 (S)

Concession IV, Lot 12 (N)

Concession V, Lot 1 (S)

Concession V, Lot 1 (N) - also location of Lutheran Church built in 1940

Concession V, Lot 2 (S)

Concession V, Lot 2 (N)

Concession V, Lot 3 (S)

Concession V, Lot 3 (N)

Concession V, Lot 3 (N) - Portion north of Highway 588

  • abt 1951 - Jack Jacobson and Sylvia Oja
  • abt 1968 - Andre and Milly Allen
  • 1989 - Ronald Backstrom
  • 19?? - John and Jeselle Jenson

Concession V, Lot 3 (N) - Portion south of Highway 588

Concession V, Lot 3 (N) - Portion south of Highway 588 - 5 additional lots have been severed from the original property


Sub Lot 1

  • 1980 - Nolalu Emergency Services Team's firehall
  • 1988 - Hoppers Variety Store owned by Urho Piilo

Sub Lot 2

  • 1957 - Roy Niemi and Beverly Jacobson

Sub Lot 3

  • 1957 - Tauno Pajunen and Edla Hovi

Sub lot 4

  • 1982 - David and Linda Matson

Concession V, Lot 4 (S)

Concession V, Lot 4 (N)

Concession V, Lot 4 (N) Portion north of highway

Concession V, Lot 4 (N) - Portion north of highway 588 - 2 lots were severed off from the main property


Sub Lot 1

  • 1975 - Armas and Shirley Aho
  • 1985 - 2017 - Brian Bruce Jacobson and Evelyn Aho - with house, store and post office

Sub Lot 2 - severed off by Brian Jacobson

Concession V, Lot 4 (N) - Portion south of highway 588 west of Mark's Road

  • 1919 - lot set apart for the Rientola Hall
  • 1975 - Wesley Hunnakko and Mae Backstrom

Concession V, Lot 5 (S)

Concession V, Lot 5 (N)

Concession V, Lot 5 (N) part of the lot south of Highway 588 on southeast corner

Concession V, Lot 5 (N) part of the lot south of Highway 588

  • 1954 - Ted Maki and Violet Hunnakko
  • 1970 - Brian Maki

Concession V, Lot 5 (N) western part of the lot south of Highway 588

Concession V, Lot 6 (S)

  • 1900 - 1907 no patent - Joseph Willis
  • 1907 - Ernest Borden
  • 1908 - Thomas Hautanen
  • 1926 - Henry Erickson

Concession V, Lot 6 (N) - a lot was severed and donated for the Nolalu cemetery

Concession V, Lot 7 (S)

Concession V, Lot 7 (S) 2 acre portion severed

  • 1907 - Nelson Miller

Concession V, Lot 7 (N)

Concession V, Lot 8 (S)

Concession V, Lot 8 (N)

Concession V, Lot 9 (S)

Concession V, Lot 9 (N)

Concession V, Lot 9 (N) portion severed on southwest corner

Concession V, Lot 10 (S)

Concession V, Lot 10 (N) (became a bush lot)

  • 1889 - Charles Eschweiler

Concession V, Lot 11 (S)

Concession V, Lot 11 (N) (became a bush lot)

  • 1889 - Charles Eschweiler

Concession V, Lot 12 (S)

Concession V, Lot 12 (N)

  • 1906 Patent 1913 - P. McDonald

Concession VI, Lot 1 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 1 (N)

  • 1900 - Albert Henry Austin

Concession VI, Lot 2 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 2 (N)

Concession VI, Lot 3 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 3 (N)

Concession VI, Lot 4 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 4 (N)

Concession VI, Lot 4 (N) - southeast corner

Concession VI, Lot 4 (N) - southwest corner

Concession VI, Lot 5 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 5 (S) - eastern half

Concession VI, Lot 5 (S) - western half

Concession VI, Lot 5 (N) - eastern half

  • 1891 - A. Rankin
  • 1911 - Henry Maunu
  • 1935 - Waino Marttinen

Concession VI, Lot 5 (N) - western half

Concession VI, Lot 6 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 6 (N)

Concession VI, Lot 7 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 7 (N)

  • 1905 - H. Hahla
  • 1908 - John Soutte
  • 1932 - Henry Erickson

Concession VI, Lot 8 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 8 (N)

Concession VI, Lot 9 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 9 (N)

Concession VI, Lot 10 (S)

  • 1889 - C. Eschweiler

Concession VI, Lot 10 (N)

  • 1903-33 David Maki
  • 1935 - 1957 - Evert Suominen
  • 1958 - Korte family

Concession VI, Lot 11 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 11 (N)

Concession VI, Lot 12 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 12 (N)

Village of Nolalu lies west of the intersection of Highways 588 and 590 in Lybster Township

As the homestead farming lots were established there was a parallel growth in severed housing and business lots to facilitate the next phase of the community's development. This growth included saw mills, stores, post office, and service centres as well as homes for the next generation.

In the early 1900's the townships had begun developing roads and by 1907 a mile and half of road opened from Nolalu at Milepost 35 towards Marks township and by 1925 the network of roads in Lybster, Marks and Strange townships were laid out. This network became highways 588 and 590 as shown on today's maps.

Village of Nolalu


Concession V, Lot 4 (N) - 2 lots were severed off in the portion north of highway in the village


Concession V, Lot 4 (N) Portion south of highway - several lots were severed from this property


Sub lot owners in the village on the south side of highway 588 over several years to present time

Concession V, Lot 5 (N) Lybster Township - south of Hwy 588 and west of Old School Road

Farmer's Mercantile Store / house between the river and north of the Pee Dee railway

Concession V, Lot 5 (N) Lybster Township - 4 lots were subdivided from original lot on the south side of the Pee Dee railway line


Sub Lot 1

Sub Lot 2

Sub Lot 3

Sub Lot 4

Marks Township

(See link to Photos and Documents for Township map)

Marks Township lies to the north of Lybster and north of the Pee Dee Railway line. The Marks region established its economic strength in both farming and timber operations thus helping to ensure the long-term viability of the Nolalu area.

Concession I, Lot 1 (S)

Concession I, Lot 1 (N)

  • 1902 Patent 1914 - S. Swalwell

Concession I, Lot 2 (S)

Concession I, Lot 2 (N)

Concession I, Lot 3 (S)

Concession I, Lot 3 (N)

Concession I, Lot 4 (S)

Concession I, Lot 4 (N)

Concession I, Lot 5 (S)

Concession I, Lot 5 (N)

Concession I, Lot 6 (S)

  • 1889 - H. Candler

Concession I, Lot 6 (N)

Concession I, Lot 7 (S)

  • 1889 - H. Candler

Concession I, Lot 7 (N)

Concession I, Lot 8 (S)

Concession I, Lot 8 (N)

Concession I, Lot 9 (S)

  • 1904 Patent 1909 - R. Sesson

Concession I, Lot 9 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1913 - E. Johnston

Concession I, Lot 10 (S)

  • 1913 - J. Mikkola

Concession I, Lot 10 (N)

  • 1912 Patent 1921 - S. Johnson

Concession I, Lot 11 (S)

  • 1905 - H. Latinen

Concession I, Lot 11 (N)

  • 1904 Patent - 1908 - T. Spink

Concession I, Lot 12 (S)

  • 1914 - W. Gronlund

Concession I, Lot 12 (N)

Concession II, Lot 1 (S) - appears to be split into 2 smaller lots

Concession II, Lot 1 (S) - appears to be split into 2 smaller lots

  • 1887 - W. Allen

Concession II, Lot 1 (N)

Concession II, Lot 2 (S)

  • 1909 - Bartley Bayes - Free Land Grant on November 5, 1902 with a patent received on June 11, 1909
  • 1930 - Matt Jacobson
  • 1937 - 1952 Jack Jacobson and Sylvia Oja
  • 1952 - John and Dina Meyers

Concession II, Lot 2 (N)

Concession II, Lot 3 (S)

Concession II, Lot 3 (N)

Concession II, Lot 4 (S)

Concession II, Lot 4 (N)

Concession II, Lot 5 (S)

  • 1908 - A. Guerard

Concession II, Lot 5 (N)

Concession II, Lot 6 (S)

Concession II, Lot 6 (N)

  • 1901 Patent 1908 - W. Guerard

Concession II, Lot 7 (S)

  • 1906 Patent 1919 - G. Christie

Concession II, Lot 7 (N)

  • 1909 - K. Saari

Concession II, Lot 8 (S)

  • 1905 Patent 1910 - A. Diome

Concession II, Lot 8 (N)

  • 1908 Patent 19211 - S. Merritt

Concession II, Lot 9 (S)

Concession II, Lot 9 (N)

  • 1909 - W/ Lyon

Concession II, Lot 10 (S)

  • 1903 - E. Percla

Concession II, Lot 10 (N)

  • 1904 Patent 1912 - J. Bullied

Concession II, Lot 11 - appears as one lot - no split into N and S

  • 1904 Patent 1912 - N. Barriner

Concession III, Lot 1 (S)

  • 1903 - R. Pickwell

Concession III, Lot 1 (N) - J. Chambers also owned adjacent lot

  • 1903 - R. Chambers

Concession III, Lot 2 (S)

  • Patent 1912 - M. McKenny

Concession III, Lot 2 (N)

  • 1921 - F. Killins

Concession III, Lot 3 (S)

  • 1903 Patent 1917 - J. Shoupe

Concession III, Lot 3 (N)

  • 1903 - E. Barnes

Concession III, Lot 4 (S)

Concession III, Lot 4 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1910 - D. Robinson

Concession III, Lot 5 (S)

Concession III, Lot 5 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1909 - F. Blackwell

Concession III, Lot 6 (S)

  • 1911 Patent 1916 - O. Belanger

Concession III, Lot 6 (N)

  - Jacob Salmi owned 3 lots Lybster Concession VI, Lot 5 (N), Concession VI, Lot 6 (N) and Marks Concession III, Lot 6 (N)

Concession III, Lot 7 (S)

Concession III, Lot 7 (N)

  • 1908 - W. Chivers

Concession III, Lot 8 (S)

  • 1904 - J. Spearman

Concession III, Lot 8 (N) - no owners


Concession III, Lot 9 (S and N) - no owners
Concession III, Lot 10 (S)

  • 1904 Patent 1913 - A. Shields

Concession III, Lot 10 (N)

  • 1921 Patent 1928 - S. Matson

Concession III, Lot 11 (S)

  • 1904 Patent 1913 - C. Forest

Concession III, Lot 11 (N)

Concession III, Lot 12 (S)

  • 1915 - C. Blaikie

Concession III, Lot 12 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 1 (S) - J. Chambers also owned adjacent lot

  • 1903 - J. Chambers

Concession IV, Lot 1 (N)

  • 1904 Patent 1908 - J. Bargell

Concession IV, Lot 2 (S)

  • 1908 - T. Brown

Concession IV, Lot 2 (N)

  • 1909 Patent 1921 - F. Killins

Concession IV, Lot 3 (S)

Concession IV, Lot 3 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 4 (S)

Concession IV, Lot 4 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 5 (S)

  • 1909 - A. Johnston

Concession IV, Lot 5 (N)

  • 1902 - J. Servais

Concession IV, Lot 6 (S)

Concession IV, Lot 6 (N)

  • 1915 - H. Chambers

Concession IV, Lot 7 (S)

  • 1901 - I. Bishop

Concession IV, Lot 7 (N)

  • 1901 - J. Sutherland

Concession IV, Lot 8 (S) - no owners


Concession IV, Lot 7 (N)

  • 1904 - J. Hunt

Concession IV, Lot 9 (N and S) - no owners


Concession IV, Lot 10 (S)

  • 1904 - A. Giles

Concession IV, Lot 10 (N) - no owners


Concession IV, Lot 11 (S)

  • 1904 Patent 1904 - J. Hayden

Concession IV, Lot 11 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 12 (N and S)

  • 1910 - C. Curran
  • 1926- Charles Blomfeldt

Concession V, Lot 1 (S)

  • 1904 - G. Noble

Concession V, Lot 1 (N)

  • Patent 1921 - J. Myers

Concession V, Lot 2 (S)

  • 1909 - H. Cronk

Concession V, Lot 2 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1910 - J. Gaynor

Concession V, Lot 3 (S)

  • 1904 - D. Bencher

Concession V, Lot 3 (N)

  • 1909 - E. Killins

Concession V, Lot 4 (S)

Concession V, Lot 4 (N)

  • 1903 - A. Sunden

Concession V, Lot 5 (S)

Concession V, Lot 5 (N)

Concession V, Lot 6 (S)

  • 1904 Patent 1910 - J. Birmingham

Concession V, Lot 6 (N)

  • 1901 - A. McComber

Concession V, Lot 7 (N and S)

  • 1904 Patent 1908 - G. Cameron

Concession V, Lot 8 (N and S) - no owners


Concession V, Lot 9 (N and S)

  • 1910 - J. McKeown

Concession V, Lot 10 (S)

  • 1904 Patent 1912 - J. McLearn

Concession V, Lot 10 (N)

  • 1910 - J. Allen

Concession V, Lot 11 (S)

  • 1909 - W. Clark

Concession V, Lot 11 (N)

  • 1908 - R. Bell

Concession V, Lot 12 (S)

  • 1904 Patent 1912 - G. Simpson

Concession V, Lot 12 (N

Concession VI, Lot 1 (S)

  • 1911 Patent 1919 - W. Muir

Concession VI, Lot 1 (N)

  • 1903 - F. Morphy

Concession VI, Lot 2 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 2 (S)

  • 1904 Patent 1909 - H. Duncan

Concession VI, Lot 3 (S) - no owners


Concession VI, Lot 3 (N) - south half of lot along each side of road

  • 1910 - W. Laughton

Concession VI, Lot 4 (S)

  • 1915 - C. Campbell

Concession VI, Lot 4 (N) - south half of lot south side of road

  • 1903 Patent 1913 - E. Carrier

Concession VI, Lot 5 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 5 (N) - also owns adjacent lot

  • 1890 - H. Eberts

Concession VI, Lot 6 (S)

  • 1903 Patent 1909 - F. Turner

Concession VI, Lot 6 (N) - also owns adjacent lot

  • 1890 - H. Eberts

Concession VI, Lot 7 (S)

  • 1913 - D. Simola

Concession VI, Lot 7 (N)

  • 1913 - P. Randa

Concession VI, Lot 8 (S)

  • 1904 Patent 1908 - W. Jarvis

Concession VI, Lot 8 (N)

  • 1926 - J. Sitch

Concession VI, Lot 9 (S)

  • 1926 - E. Sitch

Concession VI, Lot 9 (N)

  • 1923 - J. Winslow

Concession VI, Lot 10 (S)

  • 1904 Patent 1907 - J. Mount-Stephen

Concession VI, Lot 10 (N)

  • 1926 - L. Cardiff

Concession VI, Lot 11 (S)

  • 1904 Patent 1912 - C. Schryer

Concession VI, Lot 11 (N)

  • 1910 - F. Diaper

Concession VI, Lot 12 (S) - south side of Length Lake

  • 1907 - A. McKinley

Concession VI, Lot 12 (N) - north side of Length Lake

  • 1929 - C. Hymers

Concession VII, Lot 1 (S) - no owners


Concession VII, Lot 1 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1903 - F. Joset

Concession VII, Lot 2 (S)

  • Patent 1922 - F. Jaggard

Concession VII, Lot 2 (N)

  • 1903 - M. Wilson

Concession VII, Lot 3 (S) - also owned adjacent lot

  • 1891 - H. Bissel

Concession VII, Lot 3 (N)

  • 1911 - T. Kelly

Concession VII, Lot 4 (S) - also owned adjacent lot

  • 1891 - H. Bissel

Concession VII, Lot 4 (N)

  • 1904 Patent 1907 - C. Anderson

Concession VII, Lot 5 (S) - also owned adjacent lots

  • 1890 - H. Eberts

Concession VII, Lot 5 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1913 - R. Palen

Concession VII, Lot 6 (S) - also owned adjacent lots

  • 1890 - H. Eberts

Concession VII, Lot 6 (N)

  • 1915 - H. Chambers

Concession VII, Lot 7 (S) - south of Marks Lake

  • 1916 - T. Murray

Concession VII, Lot 7 (N) - north of Marks Lake

  • 1904 Patent 1910 - H. Couse

Concession VII, Lot 8 (S)

  • 1915 - J. Chambers

Concession VII, Lot 8 (N)

  • 1915 - W. Chambers

Concession VII, Lot 9 (S)

  • 1922 - W. Stevenson

Concession VII, Lot 9 (N)

  • 1910 - C.Poulin

Concession VII, Lot 10 (S)

  • 1904 Patent 1910 - D. Grant

Concession VII, Lot 10 (N)

  • 1910 - J. Robillard

Concession VII, Lot 11 (S)

  • 1909 - T. Chambers

Concession VII, Lot 11 (N)

  • 1912 - C. Piderson

Concession VII, Lot 12 (S)

  • 1904 - T. Brown

Concession VII, Lot 12 (N)

  • 1904 - C. McKinnon

Strange Township

(See link to Photos and Documents for Township map)

Strange Township lies to the west of Lybster. Just inside the border of Strange Township you find the community of Silver Mountain and a bit further west is Whitefish Lake and the community of Suomi. The Silver Mountain station on the Pee Dee railway reminds us of the silver mining industry in the area thriving up until 1892. With the closing of the mines, the timber industry took over as the economic engine for the region.

Concession I, Lot 1 (S)

  • 1905 patent 1909 - J. Levoy

Concession I, Lot 1 (N)

  • 1889 - S. Ray

Concession I, Lot 2 (S)

  • 1909 Patent 1916 - R. Taylor

M90 - Lots 1-10 - along the shore at the east end of Whitefish Lake between Strange Concession I, Lot 2 (S) and Strange Concession I, Lot 7 are found 10 lake lots. On the Strange Township map the area appear as R.P. M 90.


  • M90, lot 1 - Cedar Sites Resort, 1969-95 Ted Maki and Violet Hunnakko
  • M90, lot 2 -
  • M90, lot 3 -
  • M90, lot 4 -
  • M90, lot 5 -
  • M90, lot 6 -
  • M90, lot 7 -
  • M90, lot 8 -
  • M90, lot 9 -
  • M90, lot 10 -

Concession I, Lot 7

  • 19xx - no owner

M84 - Lots 1-5 - along the north shore of Whitefish Lake and between Strange Concession I, Lot 7 and Strange Concession I, Lot 8 are found 5 lake lots. On the Strange Township map the area appear as Plan-M-84.


  • M84, lot 1 -
  • M84, lot 2 -
  • M84 , lot 3 -
  • M84, lot 4 -
  • M84, lot 5 -

Concession I, Lot 8

Concession I, Lot 9

Concession I, Lot 10

Concession I, Lot 11

Concession I, Lot 12

Concession II, Lot 3 (N)

Concession II, Lot 4 (S)

  • 1903 - J. Roberts

Concession II, Lot 4 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 3 June 1909 - George Bessant 131 acres
  • 1903 Patent 16 June 1909 - George Bessant Railway Reserve 9.27 acres

Hwy 588 divides lot 4 (N) into East Side and West Side and several sub-lot were established

Concession II, Lot 4 (N) East Side from north to south Sub-Lot 1

Sub-Lot 2

  • 19xx - Matti and May Nummikoski
  • 19xx - Wes Cousineau
  • 19xx - Toivo and Tyyne Erickson
  • 1900 - Terry and Debbie Tornblom

Sub-Lot 3

  • 19xx - Wilho and Ilmi Alanen
  • 19xx - Allan and Linnea Ilkka
*(abt 1970 -1995) -2018 [Eino Johannes Uusitalo Eino Uusitalo] and Lillian Monto

Sub-Lot 4

  • 19xx - Allan and Linnea Ilkka

Sub-Lot 5 19xx - George Bessant

Concession II, Lot 4 (N) West Side from north to south Sub-Lot 1

  • 19xx - Paul Mikkola
  • 19xx - George Frost

Sub-Lot 2

  • 19xx - Waino and Gladys Nummikoski
  • 19xx - Tilling
  • 19xx - John and Myrtle Rahmer

Sub-Lot 3

  • 19xx - George Bessant
  • 19xx - Arvo and Laina Kivi
  • 19xx - Arvo Kivi Jr.

Concession II, Lot 5 (S) Northwest corner (north of Hwy 588)

  • 1905 - J. King
  • 19xx - James Slade

Southeast corner (south of Hwy 588)

  • 1906 Patent 1912 - James Slade

Concession II, Lot 5 (N)

  • 1903 patent 1907 - W. Sparrow

Concession II, Lot 6 (S)

  • 1916 - D. O'Connor

Concession II, Lot 6 (N)

  • 1909 Patent 1916 - R. Kidd

Concession II, Lot 7 (S)

  • 1888 - T. Gorham

Concession II, Lot 7 (N)

Concession II, Lot 8 (S)

Concession II, Lot 8 (N)

  • 1890 - C. Gehl

Concession II, Lot 9 (S)

Concession II, Lot 9 (S) - a portion of lot 9 (S)

Concession II, Lot 9 (N)

Concession II, Lot 10 (S)

Concession II, Lot 10 (N)

  • 1903 patent 1907 - W. Busteed

Concession II, Lot 11 (S)

South part of the lot

Concession II, Lot 11 (N)

Concession II, Lot 12 (S)

  • 1908 patent 1910 - W. Coffey

Concession II, Lot 12 (N)

  • 1888 - J. Baird

Concession III, Lot 1 (S) - at Silver Mountain intersection

Concession III, Lot 1 (N)

  • 1906 - W. Wilson - also owned adjacent lot

Concession IIII, Lot 1 (S)

Concession III, Lot 2 (S)

Concession III, Lot 2 (N)

  • 1906 - W. Wilson - also owned adjacent lot
  • abt 1982 - Kerppo and Hilja Laaksonen

Concession III, Lot 3 (S)

Concession III, Lot 3 (N)

Concession III, Lot 4 (S)

Concession III, Lot 4 (N)

  • 1902 - G. Smith

Concession III, Lot 5 (S)

  • 1905 Patent 1921 - G. Walker

Concession III, Lot 5 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1909 - S. Thompson

Concesssion III, Lot 6 (S)

Concession III, Lot 6 (N)

Concesssion III, Lot 7 (S)

  • 1890 - E. Piper

Concesssion III, Lot 7 (N)

  • 1904 Patent 1910 - J. Flanders

Concesssion III, Lot 8 (S)

  • 1891 - M. Frost

Concesssion III, Lot 8 (N)

  • 1904 Patent 1909 - J. Greer

Concesssion III, Lot 9 (S) - irregular shape

Concesssion III, Lot 9 (N) - irregular shape

Concesssion III, Lot 10 (S and N) - appears to be one large irregular shape

Concesssion III, Lot 11 (S)

  • 1906 Patent 1912 - Gust Saari - also owned adjacent lot

Concesssion III, Lot 11 (N)

  • 1921 - V. Ylha

Concession III, Lot 12 (S)

Concession III, Lot 12 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 1 (S)

  • 1903 - T. Stephenson

Concession IV, Lot 1 (N)

  • 1909 Patent 1918 - W. Wilson

Concession IV, Lot 2 (S)

Concession IV, Lot 2 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1910 - F. Widnell

Concession IV, Lot 3 (S)

Concession IV, Lot 3 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 4 (S) - 116 1/2 acres

Concession IV, Lot 4 (N) - 116 1/2 acres

  • 1905 Patent 30 October 1912 - Ernest F. Ransom (name also appears as Raulson?)
  • 1950 - Michael Huhta and Lillian Huhta
  • 2008 - Howard Huhta

Concession IV, R190 (mining lot between Lots 4 and 5)

Concession IV, Lot 5 (S)

  • 1891 - J. Billings - also owned the adjacent lot

Concession IV, Lot 5 (N)

  • 1891 - J. Gehl

Concession IV, Lot 6 (S) - also owned the adjacent lot

  • 1891 - J. Billings

Concession IV, Lot 6 (N)

  • 1890 - H. Wheeler

Concession IV, Lot 7 (S)

  • 1890 - H. Johnston - also owned the adjacent lot

Concession IV, Lot 7 (N)

  • 1912 Patent 1912 - I. Mattson

Concession IV, Lot 8 (S)

  • 1890 - H. Johnston - also owned the adjacent lot

Concession IV, Lot 8 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 9 (S)

  • 1911 - J. Halta

Concession IV, Lot 9 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 10 (S)

  • Patent 1912 - I. Karila - also owned adjacent lot in 1920

Concession IV, Lot 10 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 11 (S)

  • 1920 - I. Karila - also owned adjacent lot in 1912

Concession IV, Lot 11 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 12 (S)

Concession IV, Lot 12 (N)

  • 1925 - S. Maki

Concession V, Lot 1 (S) - no owners


Concession V, Lot 1 (N)

  • 1908 - H. Widnall

Concession V, Lot 2 (S)

Concession V, Lot 2 (N)

Concession V, Lot 3 (S)

Concession V, Lot 3 (N)

Concession V, Lot 4 (S)

  • 1913 - J. Walker

Concession V, Lot 4 (N)

  • 1902 - S. McCallum

Concession V, Lot 5 (S)

  • 1911 - E. Ransom - also owned adjacent lot in 1919

Concession V, Lot 5 (N)

  • Patent 1919 - E. Ransom - also owned adjacent lot in 1911

Concession V, Lot 6 (S)

  • 1903 - W. Sherbrooke

Concession V, Lot 6 (N)

  • 1910 - F. Dubois

Concession V, Lot 7 (S)

  • 1905 - J. Millen

Concession V, Lot 7 (N)

  • 1905 - D. Millen

Concession V, Lot 8 (S)

  • 1911 - J. Albright

Concession V, Lot 8 (N)

  • 1905 - A. McBride

Concession V, Lot 9 (S)

  • 1908 - O. Kokila

Concession V, Lot 9 (N)

  • 1890 - J. Gehl

Concession V, Lot 10 (S) or E18 or R 192

  • 19XX? - W. Johnson

Concession V, Lot 10 (N)

  • 1906 - P. Ferguson

Concession V, Lot 11 (S)

  • 1908 - O. Joki

Concession V, Lot 11 (N)

  • 1905 - W. Sandel

Concession V, Lot 12 (S)

  • 1925 - acquired as a Crown Sale on 14 October 1925 - Waino Wink

Concession V, Lot 12 (N)

Concession VI, Lot 1 (S)

  • 1923 - J. Kannasto

Concession VI, Lot 1 (N)

Concession VI, Lot 2 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 2 (N)

  • !904 - C. Swift

Concession VI, Lot 3 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 3 (N)

Concession VI, Lot 4 (S)

  • 1925 - J. Leppamaki

Concession VI, Lot 4 (N)

  • 1910 - R. Murdock

Concession VI, Lot 5 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 5 (N)

  • 1906 - C. Pauldon

Concession VI, Lot 6 (S)

  • 1925 - A. Knuuttila

Concession VI, Lot 6 (N)

  • 1911 - J. Miller

Concession VI, Lot 7 (S) - no owners


Concession VI, Lot 7 (N)

  • 1905 - J. Cook

Concession VI, Lot 8 (S) - no owners


Concession VI, Lot 8 (N)

  • 1905 - D. Cameron

Concession VI, Lot 9 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 9 (N)

  • 1928 - T. Kivi

Concession VI, Lot 10 (S)

  • 1905 - C. Pazette

Concession VI, Lot 10 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1909 - W. Northy

Concession VI, Lot 11 (S)

  • 1911 Patent 1924 - C. Ice

Concession VI, Lot 11 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1910 - W. Budd

Concession VI, Lot 12 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 12 (N)

  • 1908 Patent 1923 . C. Ice

Concession VII, Lot 1 (S)

Concession VII, Lot 1 (N) - 3 mining claims

Concession VII, Lot 2 (S)

Concession VII, Lot 2 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1908 - F. Warren

Concession VII, Lot 3 (S)

Concession VII, Lot 3 (N)

Concession VII, Lot 4 (S)

  • 1909 - H. Philpott

Concession VII, Lot 4 (N)

  • 1926 - E. Maki

Concession VII, Lot 5 (S)

  • 1910 - T. Kapes

Concession VII, Lot 5 (N) - no owners


Concession VII, Lot 6 (S)

  • 1904 Patent 1909 - W. Campbell

Concession VII, Lot 6 (N) - no owners


Concession VII, Lot 7 (S)

  • 1908 Patent 1910 - J. Bonoock

Concession VII, Lot 7 (N)

  • 1911 - O. Stem

Concession VII, Lot 8 (S)

  • 1905 - R. Mulcahy

Concession VII, Lot 8 (N)

  • 1911 - C. Johnson

Concession VII, Lot 9 (S)

  • 1910 - I. Smith

Concession VII, Lot 9 (N)

  • 1903 patent 1907 - J. Busteed

Concession VII, Lot 10 (S)

  • 1910 Patent 1920 - J. Wright

Concession VII, Lot 10 (N)

  • 1911 - J. Lawrence

Concession VII, Lot 11 (S)

  • 1903 Patent 1910 - J. Collins

Concession VII, Lot 11 (N)

  • 1911 - G. Blanchard

Concession VII, Lot 12 (S)

  • 1905 - M Lakso

Concession VII, Lot 12 (N)

Gillies Township

(See link to Photos and Documents for Sellars and Leeper area map)

To the east along the boundary between Lybster and Gillies Townships were the Pee Dee railway stops of Leeper and Sellars. Homesteads in this area were often identified as being in Leeper or Sellars. Subsequent generations became an integral part of the Nolalu community’s history.


Concession I, Lot 1 (S)

  • 19xx - John William Lee

Concession I, Lot 1 (N)

  • 19xx - Arthur Hayward

Concession I, Lot 2 (S)

  • 19xx - Jane Emma Tough

Concession I, Lot 2 (N)

  • 19xx - Jack Kamstra

Concession I, Lot 3 (S)

  • 19xx - Alexander Bamford

Concession I, Lot 3 (N)

  • - no owners

Concession I, Lot 4 (S)

Concession I, Lot 4 (N)

Concession I, Lot 5 (S)

  • 19xx - Thomas Sligh Haig

Concession I, Lot 5 (N)

  • 19zz - Benjamin Woods

Concession I, Lot 6 (S)

  • 19xx - Thomas Beatty Fairley

Concession I, Lot 6 (N)

  • 19xx - Charles Prouty

Concession I, Lot 7 (S)

  • 19xx - Johan E. Hori

Concession I, Lot 7 (N)

  • George Henry Hayward

Concession I, Lot 8 (S)

  • 19xx - Martha Moore

Concession I, Lot 8 (N)

  • 19xx - William A. R. Mitchell

Concession I, Lot 9 (S)

Concession I, Lot 9 (N)

  • 19xx = John Mellnes Sutherland

Concession I, Lot 10 (S) 19xx - George Smedlay Law


Concession I, Lot 10 (N) 19xx - Robert Buchanan
Concession I, Lot 11 (S)

  • no owner

Concession I, Lot 11 (N)

  • 19xx - Alexander Prouty

Concession I, Lot 12 (S)

  • 19xx - William Warner

Concession I, Lot 12 (N)

  • 19xx - Frank Robichod

Concession II, Lot 1 (S)

  • 19xx - Harry William Barker

Concession II, Lot 1 (N)

  • 19xx - William Williams

Concession II, Lot 2 (S)

  • 19xx - William Allen Williamson

Concession II, Lot 2 (N)

Concession II, Lot 3 (S)

  • 19xx - Andrew Shields

Concession II, Lot 3 (N)

Concession II, Lot 4 (S)

  • 19xx - Frank Hayward

Concession II, Lot 4 (N)

Concession II, Lot 5 (S)

Concession II, Lot 5 (N)

  • 19xx - Edgar Landon

Concession II, Lot 6 (S)

Concession II, Lot 6 (N)

Concession II, Lot 7 (S)

  • 19xx - Frederick Ernest Hawkes

Concession II, Lot 7 (N)

  • 19xx - Joseph Woods

Concession II, Lot 8 (S) 19xx - Henry Cowan


Concession II, Lot 8 (N)

  • 19xx - Mike Kokani

Concession II, Lot 9 (S)

  • 19xx - Joseph H. Holmes

Concession II, Lot 9 (N)

  • 19xx - Robert White Sutherland

Concession II, Lot 10 (S)

  • 19xx - Samuel North

Concession II, Lot 10 (N)

Concession II, Lot 11 (S)

  • 19xx - Albert Tanner

Concession II, Lot 11 (N)

  • no owner

Concession II, Lot 12 (S)

Concession II, Lot 12 (N)

  • 19xx - Chryssa Ashbury Sparling

Concession III, Lot 1 (S)

  • no owner

Concession III, Lot 1 (N)

  • no owner

Concession III, Lot 2 (S)

  • no owner

Concession III, Lot 2 (N)

  • 19xx - William Harvey Clark

Concession III, Lot 3 (S)

  • 19xx - Jean Walker Allen

Concession III, Lot 3 (N)

  • no owner

Concession III, Lot 4 (S)

  • no owner

Concession III, Lot 4 (N)

  • no owner

Concession III, Lot 5 (S)

  • no owner

Concession III, Lot 5 (N)

  • no owner

Concession III, Lot 6 (S)

  • 19xx - Mark Withenshaw

Concession III, Lot 6 (N)

  • 19xx - William R. Laudnereicht

Concession III, Lot 7 (S) appears split into 2 parts

(north half)

Concession III, Lot 7 (N)

  • 19xx - Jacob Turk

Concession III, Lot 8 (S)

  • 19xx - Frederick Clarke

Concession III, Lot 8 (N)

  • 19xx - Alexander Brown Jr.

Concession III, Lot 9 (S)

  • 19xx - Frederick Sharp

Concession III, Lot 9 (N)

  • 19xx - Irving Frederick Clarke

Concession III, Lot 9 (N)

  • no owner

Concession III, Lot 10 (N)

Concession III, Lot 11 (N)

  • 19xx - John Stirrett

Concession III, Lot 11 (N)

Concession III, Lot 12 (S)

  • 19xx - John McGregor

Concession III, Lot 12 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 1 (S)

  • 19xx - Robert Buchannan (forfeited)
  • 19xx - Ansel W. Parker

Concession IV, Lot 1 (N)

  • 19xx - Harvey Parker (forfeited)
  • 19xx - Richard G. Peters

Concession IV, Lot 2 (S)

  • 19xx - James Murray Thatcher

Concession IV, Lot 2 (N)

  • 19xx - James Murray Thatcher (forfeited)
  • 19xx - Richard G. Peters

Concession IV, Lot 3 (S)

  • 19xx - James Dean

Concession IV, Lot 3 (N)

  • 19xx - Loma Michie

Concession IV, Lot 4 (S)

  • 19xx - Joseph Withenshaw

Concession IV, Lot 4 (N)

  • 19xx - Charles Alfred Michie

Concession IV, Lot 5 (S)

Concession IV, Lot 5 (N)

  • 19xx - William Williams

Concession IV, Lot 6 (S) - 19xx - Alonzo Sutherland


Concession IV, Lot 6 (N)

(joint effort for only a few months and then they moved on)

  • 19xx - Blake Sutherland

Concession IV, Lot 7 (S)

  • 19xx - Isaac Wylie Oliver

Concession IV, Lot 7 (N)

  • 19xx - Ernest Parker

Concession IV, Lot 8 (S)

  • 19xx - Oren Bradford Turk

Concession IV, Lot 8 (N)

  • 19xx - Jacob Jansen

Concession IV, Lot 9 (S)

  • 19xx - James Henry Saunders

Concession IV, Lot 9 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 10 (S)

  • 19xx - John Thatcher

Concession IV, Lot 10 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 11 (S)

Concession IV, Lot 11 (N) - farmhouse was built on south side of Old Silver Mountain Road

Concession IV, Lot 11 (N) - another house was built just near the intersection of the Hwy 588 and Old Silver Mountain Road

Concession IV, Lot 12, (S)

Concession IV, Lot 12 (N)

Concession V, Lot 1, (S)

  • 19xx - Richard Peters (forfeit)

Concession V, Lot 1, (N)

  • 19xx - Richard Peters (forfeit)
  • 19xx - James V. Moore

Concession V, Lot 2 (S)

  • 19xx - Richard Peters (forfeit)

Concession V, Lot 2 (N) - appears to be split east / west

Concession V, Lot 3 (S)

  • 19xx - David Whittaker (forfeit)
  • 19xx - Silas George Hill

Concession V, Lot 3 (N)

  • 19xx - George Tomeck

Concession V, Lot 4, (S)

  • 19xx - William Thomas Liddicoat

Concession V, Lot 4 (N)

  • no owner

Concession V, Lot 5, (S)

  • 19xx - Joseph Withershaw

Concession V, Lot 5, (N)

  • Neil Campbell (forfeit) then lot split east / west of MRF

Concession V, Lot 6, (S)

  • abt 1901 - Albert Parker

Concession V, Lot 6, (N)

  • 1900 - Blake Sutherland

Concession V, Lot 6, (N) - split north / south

  • 19xx - Silas George Hill (south half)
  • 19xx - Harry Kozy (north half)

Concession V, Lot 7, (S)

  • 19xx - Donald McColl

Concession V, Lot 7, (N)

  • 19xx - C. A. Krause

Concession V, Lot 8, (S)

  • 19xx - Oscar Niva

Concession V, Lot 8, (N)

  • 19xx - Waino J. Hari

Concession V, Lot 9, (S)

  • 19xx - Paul Arthur Neva

Concession V, Lot 9, (N)

  • 19xx - Walter Francis Fortuac

Concession V, Lot 10, (S)

  • 19xx - Walter Sitch and Sarah Howden
  • 19xx - Sellars School was built on the southwest corner of the lot near the intersection of Hwy 588 and Old Silver Mountain Road
  • 19xx - Stu and Georgina Crawford (former old Sellars school)

Concession V, Lot 10, (N)

  • 19xx - William James Edwards

Concession V, Lot 11, (S)

Concession V, Lot 11, (N)

  • 19xx - Thomas Ludlow

Concession V, Lot 12 (S)

Concession V, Lot 12 (S) - In southeast corner of the lot near Bailey Bridge was the Leeper Store

Concession V, Lot 12 (N)

Concession VI, area for lots 1 - 3 are broken up into several mining location lots with names such as Peter K. McWilliams and Orville J. Wieben appearing on a township survey map


Concession VI, Mining Location T146
Concession VI, Mining Location R146
Concession VI, Mining Location R147
Concession VI, Mining Location T95
Concession VI, Mining Location T201
Concession VI, Mining Location T200
Concession VI, Mining Location T96
Concession VI, Lot 4 (S)

  • 19xx - H. C. Krause

Concession VI, Lot 4 (N)

  • 19xx - Peter Noring? (forfeit)
  • 19xx - M. B. Diortnuzdi?

Concession VI, Lot 5 (S) - lot split north and south half

  • 19xx - C. A. Krause (north half)
  • 19xx - John Artko (south half)

Concession VI, Lot 5 (N) - lot split north and south half

  • 19xx - William Jordan (north half)
  • 19xx - Marjorie Sutherland (south half)

Concession VI, Lot 6 (S )- lot split north and south half

  • 19xx - unknown owner (north half)
  • 19xx - B. Neumann

Concession VI, Lot 6 (N)

  • 19xx - George Tomeck

Concession VI, Lot 7 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 7 (N)

Concession VI, Lot 8 (S)

  • 19xx - David Gray

Concession VI, Lot 8 (N)

Concession VI, Lot 9 (S)

  • 1900 - Henry Umphey
  • 19xx - William Cuzzie Dobic

Concession VI, Lot 9 (N)

  • 19xx - William McCall

Concession VI, Lot 10 (S)

  • 19xx - Jacob Harry Jones

Concession VI, Lot 10 (N)

  • 1900 - Wm. R. Macdonald
  • 1900 - David Tweedley
  • 19xx - Otto Emanuel Anderson

Concession VI, Lot 11 (S)

  • 19xx - Albert Austin

Concession VI, Lot 11 (N)

  • 1900 - Govanat Do'ce
  • 19xx - John Robert Stirrett

Concession VI, Lot 12 (S)

  • 1900 - Matteo Tiorito

Concession VI, Lot 12 (N)

Concession VI, Lot 12 (N) - A sub lot was severed from the homestead lot by Peter Silvaggio

Devon Township

Southwest of the village of Nolalu lies Devon Township. Hwy 593 runs through Devon Township then northward past Fraleigh and Lismore Townships and connects with Hwy 588 at Silver Mountain which then heads eastward into the village of Nolalu. Over the next generations family connections formed between Nolalu and Devon homesteaders.


Concessions I and II, Lot 36

Concession II, Lot 30

Concession II, Lot 31

Concession II, Lot 37

Concession II, Lot 38

Concession III, Lot 15

Concession III, Lot 17

Concession III, Lot 38

Concesssion III, Lot 39

Concesssion III, Lot 40

Concession IV, Lot 25

Concession IV, Lot 27

Concession IV, Lot 29

Concession IV, Lot 30

Concession IV, Lot 31

Concession IV, Lot 39

Concession IV, Lot 40

Concession IV, Lot 41

Concession IV, Lot 46

  • a 1935- Evert Makela and Rosa Ehrola
  • Gunnar Nygard and Mamie Nygard(Makela) operated Jackpine post office and International Co-Op here until 1967

Concession IV, Lot 48

Concession IV, Lot 50

Concession IV, Lot 53

O'Connor Township

To the east of Marks Township and to the North of Gillies Township lies O'Connor Township. Highway 595 runs north - south through the township intersecting with Hwy 590 to the north and with Hwy 588 to the south. Over the next generations family connections formed between Nolalu area homesteaders and families in O'Connor Township.


Concession I, Lot 8 or 9 (1 1/2 miles north of Hymers)

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Concession I, Lot 10 (N)

  • 1900 - Jos. Sutherland

Concession 2 / lot unknown - Fraser / Blaikie Farm (1 mile from Hymers)

Concession 3, Lot 7 (N)

  • 1900 - Peter Hollenbeck

Concession 3, Lot 8 (N)

  • 1900 - Alfred E. Stone

Pearson Township

To the south of Gillies and Scoble Townships. Over the next generations families from the Nolalu area homesteaders expanded their reach into neighbouring townships.


Concession II, Lot 23 (N)

  • 19xx - Wayne Lankinen

Concession II, Lot 24 (S)

=Homestead not known= (temporary category until location resolved)


In Lybster voter lists 1935-

References

A Chronicle of Finnish Settlements in Rural Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay Finnish Canadian Historical Society 1976 - index
Alanen, Harold W: They Came From All Around, 2015
Hunnakko, Leo R: Against All Odds, 2012
Hunnakko, Leo R: Grassroots of Nolalu, 2015

Nolalun alue on Kanadan Ontariossa, n. 50 kilometriä länteen Thunder Baysta. 1900-luvun alussa monet suomalaiset siirtolaiset hankkivat alueelta asutustiloja.

Jos hallitset profiileja joiden tiedät liittyvän tälle alueelle, liity projektiin ja liitä siihen nämä profiilit. Projektin kanadalaiset asiantuntijat tarkistavat tiedot ja sijoittavat profiilin oikeaan kaupunginosaan ja nahdollisesti myös oikealle tlalle. Projektiin liitetään ainoastaan talonhaltijat ja heidän puolisonsa.

Alueen tarkempi kuvaus ja yksityiskohtaiset tiedot tiloista ja niiden omistajista ovat vain englanninkielisessä projektikuvauksessa.