The talk at the September meeting of the Brant County Branch of the OGS was given by Gerry Miller on the Jewish families who used to live there from the 1900s up until the late 1920s, when most of them moved on to Toronto or to the United States.
Some of the surnames mentioned were HENKLE, WHITE, BERKERMAN, NYMAN, TULCHIONSKY, YAMPLSKY, KANTER, FINKELSTEIN, and SILVERSTEIN.
In an article by Jean Farquaharson called, "The War of 1812-1814: People in Brant Area – The Nelles Family", she tells us about Hendrik, and his nephew, Andrew. Hendrik supported the Americans during the American Revolution, but Andrew supported the British in the War of 1812.
Jean also writes a review of Mary Coushnie-Mansour's book, A Twentieth Century "Portia": Biography of Thelma Bernice Kerr-Thomson.
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