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Lount Township

Rye Church

This is a picture of the Rye Church.


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Lount Township

This township is in Parry Sound district in the Province of Ontario, Canada. It has three small hamlets of Rye, Mecunoma and Wattenwyl. Rye is where my father's father family is from and Wattenwyl is where my father's mother family is from.

Rye is located at the intersection of Nippissing Trail and Jericho Road. My grandparentís house was the local post office when I was a child. Just south of this intersection on the Nippissing Trail, is the Rye cemetery. Just north of the Cemetery, was the local school house where my father went to school. My Great-Grandparents, Jacob Albin Brunner and is second wife, Marie Stukey, came to Rye in 1894. My Grandparents, Herman Albin Brunner and Clara Marie Fahrig, married in Rye, in 1912, and bought a farm there.

Wattenwyl or Wattenwyle is near Mud Lake off the Deer Lake Road. There is also a small cemetery at this place. This is where my grandmother, Clara Marie Fahrig was born.

Mecunoma is at Eagle Lake Road and Nipissing Trail. It is also called Bummer's Roost. It was named for Richard "Dick" Mannering.

I have a brief pedigree on this site. Also, my whole family tree, is at wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ with a database name of "brunnsu".

Audrey Michel Hicks has written a book on Lount Township called "Wait for me Awhile, Memories of Lount". This book is available in the local government office in South River and is published by Creative Edge.




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Names in Lount Database

I have made a genealogical database of settlers of Lount Township, Parry Sound and surrounding area. If you go to wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ and use a database name of "Lount" you will find this information.

For the names in the data base, see names.




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Parry Sound Web Sites

Muskoka and Parry Sound Genealogical Group is at http://mpsgg.com/. There is another Mukokda and Parry Sound Group which is part of the WebGen Project and it site is at http://www.waynecook.com/main_page.html.

The cemeteries in Parry Sound are covered by a number of sites. First there is Small Cemeteries of the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound at http://www.pioneercemetaries.com/. A number of cemeteries are on the interment.net site at http://www.interment.net/can/on/parry/index.htm . There is also a Muskoka and Parry Sound Group that covers cemeteries that are in the book "These Our Ancestors Were" and they are at http://mpsgg.com/ParrySoundCemeteries.html. There is also a site that covers a lot of the cemeteries in Northern Ontario at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~murrayp/.




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Logging Camp

The next two pictures are from a logging camp of Lount Township.




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