Early Settlers of Dummer Township
Last Update: 2020 Jan 6
Dummer Township is in Peterborough County, in Southern Ontario, Canada. This website
seeks to trace the life history of everyone who was in Dummer or was associated with Dummer (usually through
land purchases) prior to the first nominal census in 1852. There are some people whose information I
gathered and then discovered they did not arrive in Dummer until after 1852. I have left them in but
marked them -- no point in wasting good information!!
The website is divided into two parts: People and Property. The People section contains
information on over 2 600 people in 585 families and is now complete although additions are continually
being made. The Property section contains information sorted by property and is under construction. There
is nothing in the Property section that is not in the People section, it is the sorting that is different.
Dummer Twp has 12 consessions, each with about thirty 200-acre lots (since
the northern boundary is Stony Lake the number of lots varies). Each lot is then divided into
two 100-acre farms -- and often further divided. Thus we have about 360 200-acre lots or 720
100-acre farms. This website is set up on concession and lot with any further divisions grouped
Please note that property ownership is traced only as far as it involves the
people in this study, that is people in or involved with Dummer prior to 1852.
For a general description of Dummer property records, click
Please read the information tab at the right. That will help you understand the structure
of this website.
If a report mentions another person and there is a report for that person, either that name
is a live link or the name is preceded by a *.
To contact the author, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that everything I know
about a person is in this website. Additional information will be greeted with gratitude!! Please include