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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 area in scope is Lybster Township, Marks Township, and Strange Township, but individuals outside of this area can be included when relevant. 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.

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

http://www.tbfinnishhistory.ca/

http://www.padwrr.ca/

http://search.ourontario.ca/results?lc=Nolalu&site=Thunder%20Bay%20Public%20Library&fm=true

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Lybster Township

(See link to Photos and Documents for Township map)

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)

Concession I, Lot 1 (N) appears to be split east and west half

  • 1911 - East half - E. Jackson

Concession I, Lot 1 (N) appears to be split east and west half

  • 1885 - West half - W. McKinley

Concession I, Lot 2 (S)

  • 1904 Patent 1909 - I. Kerfoot

Concession I, Lot 2 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1909 - I. Kerfoot

Concession I, Lot 3 (S)

  • 1912 - T. Peterson

Concession I, Lot 3 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1912 - C. Demman

Concession I, Lot 4 (S)

Concession I, Lot 4 (N)

  • 1887 - P. Prior

Concession I, Lot 5 (S)

Concession I, Lot 5 (N)

Concession I, Lot 6 (S)

Concession I, Lot 6 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1907 - A. Spalding

Concession I, Lot 7 (S)

  • 1906 - P. Muldoon

Concession I, Lot 7 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1912 - A. Carswell

Concession I, Lot 8 (S)

  • 1915 Patent 1923 - F. Sitch

Concession I, Lot 8 (N)

  • 1886 - F. Tobin

Concession II, Lot 1 (S)

Concession II, Lot 1 (N)

Concession II, Lot 2 (S)

  • 1903 - 1908 - A. Sava

Concession II, Lot 2 (N)

Concession II, Lot 4 (S)

Concession III, Lot 1

Concession III, Lot 2 (S)

Concession III, Lot 2 (N)

Concession III, Lot 3 (N)

  • 1891 - J. Hunter
  • 19?? - Kuster family

Concession III, R 138 (Mining location purchased as Crown Sale))

Concession IV, Lot 1 (S)

Concession IV, Lot 1 (N)

  • 1900 Patent 1907 - M. Mark

Concession IV, Lot 2 (S)

  • 1900 Patent 2008 - H. Saari

Concession IV, Lot 2 (N)

  • 1906 - G. Lahti

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)

  • 1891 - S. Ray

Concession IV, Lot 5 (N)

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

  • 1909 - Steve Tunturi

Concession IV, Lot 6 (S)

Concession IV, Lot 6 (N)

Concession IV, Lot 7 (N)

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)

  • 1900 - J. Seppala

Concession V, Lot 2 (N)

  • 1905 Patent 1910 - V. Virtanen

Concession V, Lot 3 (N)

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

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

Concession V, Lot 4 (S)

Concession V, Lot 4 (N)

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

Concession V, Lot 5 (S)

Concession V, Lot 5 (N)

Concession V, Lot 6 (S)

  • 1900 - 1907 no patent - Joseph Willis
  • 1908 - Thomas Hautanen

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

Concession V, Lot 7 (S)

Concession V, Lot 7 (N)

Concession V, Lot 8 (S)

  • 1901 - W. Sitch

Concession V, Lot 8 (N)

Concession V, Lot 9 (S)

  • 1904 Patent 1912 - R. Burrowes

Concession V, Lot 9 (N)

Concession V, Lot 10 (S)

Concession V, Lot 10 (N)

  • 1889 - C. Eschweiler

Concession V, Lot 11 (S)

  • 1904 - G. Varswedt

Concession V, Lot 11 (N)

  • 1889 - C. Eschweiler

Concession V, Lot 12 (S)

  • 1905 - G. Blanchard

Concession V, Lot 12 (N)

  • 1906 Patent 1913 - P. McDonald

Concession VI, Lot 1 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 1 (N)

  • 1900 - J. Calix

Concession VI, Lot 2 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 2 (N)

Concession VI, Lot 3 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 3 (N)

  • 1888 - S.B. Hill

Concession VI, Lot 4 (S)

  • 1904 - Matti Matson
  • 1905 Patent 1909 - Steve Tunturi and Ellen Kauppi

Concession VI, Lot 4 (N)

Concession VI, Lot 5 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 5 (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 VI, Lot 6 (S)

  • 1902 - after 1911 Thomas Barden and Mary Barden
  • Before 1921- Matti Pätäri and Olga Korpi
  • 19xx Antto Hyokki and Sylvia Hyokki

Concession VI, 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 VI, Lot 7 (S)

  • 1903 - W. Bettle

Concession VI, Lot 7 (N)

  • 1905 - H. Hahla

Concession VI, Lot 8 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 8 (N)

  • 1903 - 08 E.L. Akerotion

Concession VI, Lot 9 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 9 (N)

Concession VI, Lot 10 (S)

  • 1889 - C. Eschweiler

Concession VI, Lot 10 (N)

  • 1903 - D. Maki

Concession VI, Lot 11 (S)

Concession VI, Lot 11 (N)

  • 1907 - P. Anttonen

Concession VI, Lot 12 (S)

  • Patent 1920 - T. Niemi

Concession VI, Lot 12 (N)

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)

  • 1909 - Fredric W Sitch and Edith Sitch

Concession I, Lot 1 (N)

  • 1902 Patent 1914 - S. Swalwell

Concession I, Lot 2 (S)

  • 1911 Patent 1925 - H. Raatikainen

Concession I, Lot 2 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1917 - G. Mayo

Concession I, Lot 3 (S)

  • 1902 - X. Laplante

Concession I, Lot 3 (N)

  • 1904 - W. Johnston

Concession I, Lot 4 (S)

  • 1902 - H. Kargaune

Concession I, Lot 4 (N)

  • 1905 - F. Sippila

Concession I, Lot 5 (S)

  • 1905 Patent 1909 - H. Maa

Concession I, Lot 5 (N)

  • 1910 Patent 1910 - G. Nikula

Concession I, Lot 6 (S)

  • 1889 - H. Candler

Concession I, Lot 6 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1915 - C. Blomfelds

Concession I, Lot 7 (S)

  • 1889 - H. Candler

Concession I, Lot 7 (N)

  • 1909 Patent 1912 - R. Burrowes

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

  • 1890 - H. Scott

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)

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)

  • 1901 - J. Walker

Concession II, Lot 5 (S)

  • 1908 - A. Guerard

Concession II, Lot 5 (N)

  • 1901 Patent 1908 - A. Guerard

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)

  • 1907 Patent 1925 - S. Barden

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)

  • 1906 - J. Faithfull

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)

  • 1908 Patent 1915 - E. Merritt

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)

  • 1907 Patent 1919 - H. Cronk

Concession IV, Lot 3 (N)

  • Patent 1910 - G. Cunningham

Concession IV, Lot 4 (S)

  • 1901 - F. Chaus

Concession IV, Lot 4 (N)

  • 1915 - J. Karjala

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)

  • 1926 - C. Blomfeldt

Concession IV, Lot 11 (N and S)

  • 1910 - C. Curran

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)

  • 1903 - W. Pulo

Concession V, Lot 4 (N)

  • 1903 - A. Sunden

Concession V, Lot 5 (S)

  • 1904 - W. Oxford

Concession V, Lot 5 (N)

  • 1924 - W. Currie

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

  • 1929 - T. Siira

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)

  • 1910 - H. Maa

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

Concession I, Lot 8

Concession I, Lot 9

Concession I, Lot 10

Concession I, Lot 11

  • 1906 - I Aho

Concession I, Lot 12

  • 1905 Patent 1909 - W. Heinlander

Concession II, Lot 3 (N)

  • 1905 - S. York - owned adjacent lot

Concession II, Lot 4 (N or S?)

Concession II, Lot 4 (S)

  • 1903 - J. Roberts

Concession II, Lot 4 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1909 - G. Bergsant

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)

  • 1906 Patent 1910 - T. Palo

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

Concession II, Lot 9 (N)

  • 1910 - J. Salo

Concession II, Lot 10 (S)

  • 1902 Patent 1909 - S. Vigars

Concession II, Lot 10 (N)

  • 1903 patent 1907 - W. Busteed

Concession II, Lot 11 (S)

  • 1911 Patent 1915 - C. Wink

Concession II, Lot 11 (N)

  • 1911 - T. Palo

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

  • 1906 - L. York

Concession III, Lot 1 (N)

  • 1906 - W. Wilson - also owned adjacent lot

Concession III, Lot 2 (S)

  • 1909 Patent 1912 - N. Maki

Concession III, Lot 2 (N)

  • 1906 - W. Wilson - also owned adjacent lot

Concession III, Lot 3 (S)

  • 1905 - S. York

Concession III, Lot 3 (N)

  • 1904 Patent 1910 - E. Williams

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

  • 1910 - N. Maki

Concesssion III, Lot 9 (N) - irregular shape

  • 1904 Patent 1910 - N. Maki

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

  • 1890 - H. Dunfield
  • 1906 Patent 1911 - G. Saari

Concesssion III, Lot 11 (S)

  • 1906 Patent 1912 - G. 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)

  • 1906 Patent 1910 - R. Murdock

Concession IV, Lot 2 (N)

  • 1903 Patent 1910 - F. Widnell

Concession IV, Lot 3 (S)

  • 1902 Patent 1907 - H. York

Concession IV, Lot 3 (N)

  • Patent 1907 - J. McCuaig

Concession IV, Lot 4 (S)

  • 1904 Patent 1911 - G. Walker

Concession IV, Lot 4 (N)

  • 1905 Patent 1912 - E. Raulson

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)

  • 1890 - J. Billings

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)

  • 1914 - M. Hyokki

Concession IV, Lot 11 (S)

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

Concession IV, Lot 11 (N)

  • 1911 Patent 1920 - W. Johnson

Concession IV, Lot 12 (S)

  • 1914 - T. Kieri

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)

  • 1923 - T. Niemi

Concession V, Lot 3 (S)

Concession V, Lot 3 (N)

  • 1904 - S. Sillanpaa

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 - W. Wink

Concession V, Lot 12 (N)

  • 1914 - K. Hovi

Concession VI, Lot 1 (S)

  • 1923 - J. Kanassto

Concession VI, Lot 1 (N)

Concession VI, Lot 2 (S)

  • 1911 Patent 1916 - D. O'Connor

Concession VI, Lot 2 (N)

  • !904 - C. Swift

Concession VI, Lot 3 (S)

  • 1904 - J. Ransom

Concession VI, Lot 3 (N)

  • 1908 - J. Saari

Concession VI, Lot 4 (S)

  • 1925 - J. Leppamaki

Concession VI, Lot 4 (N)

  • 1910 - R. Murdock

Concession VI, Lot 5 (S)

  • 1928 - C. Wink

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)

  • 1911 - W. Hemlander

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)

  • 1912 - W. Johnson

Concession VII, Lot 3 (N)

  • 1929 - J. Asmut

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)

  • 1922 - M. Saari

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 IV, Lot 12 (N)

Concession III, Lot 12 (N)

Concession V, Lot 12 (S)

Concession IV, Lot 12, (S)

Village of Nolalu and east to 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 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


  • 1910 - a lot was severed off by Henry Pelto for the Nolalu school
  • 19?? - Eugene (Charlie) and Linnea Niemi

Concession V, Lot 5 (N) Lybster Township - 4 lots were subdivided from original lot


Sub Lot 1

Sub Lot 2

Sub Lot 3

Sub Lot 4

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

  • 1932 - Into Klamie and Helen Klamie
  • 19?? - Tex (Allen) and Archibelle Matthews
  • 19?? - Terry Fawcett
  • 19?? - Leonard and Janet Starr
  • 19?? - Al Williams and Janie Romu
  • 19?? - Tom Curtis

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

  • 19?? - Reivonen

Nolalu homes and businesses at the intersection of Highways 588 and 590


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


Sub Lot 1

  • 19?? - Nolalu Emergency Services Team's firehall

Sub Lot 2

  • about 1957 - Roy Niemi and Beverly Jacobson

Sub Lot 3

  • about 1957 - Roy Niemi and Beverly Jacobson
  • 2016 - Tauno and Edla Pajunen

Sub lot 4

  • 1982 - David and Linda Matson

Sub Lot 5

  • 1988 - Lot for a store

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


Sub Lot 1

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

Sub Lot 2 - severed off by Brian Jacobson

  • abt 1989 - Ervid and Norma Kivela

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

  • 19?? - lot set apart for the Reintola Hall
  • 19?? - Runar Backstrom
  • 19?? - Wesley Hunnakko and Mae Backstrom

Not known

(temporary category until location resolved)

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 suomlaiset siirtolaiset hankkivat alueelta asutustiloja.

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