Good Morning bloggers! Welcome to this week’s Transcription Tuesday! This week in the ledger is a page addressed to Peter Crane. According to the Early History of Dunwich Township 1790-1903 states that Peter Crane is one of the ten children of Peter Crane. Peter’s father was one of the very first settlers of the area, who had come with Colonel Talbot in 1803. It is believed that George Crane (Peter’s father) would have been an employee of Colonel Talbot. His father (George Crane) was laid to rest and his grave can be found beside Colonel Thomas Talbot’s in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Tyrconnell overlooking Lake Erie.
Mentioned in an 1842 Census, Peter was a farmer. This census was the first detailed census of Dunwich. It included the names of the heads of households and, along with information on occupations, number of males and females along with various ages, and farm information which included acreage, livestock and production of crops. He also held one stock share. Peter Crane was among one of the first trustees of the first Methodist Church.
*If you have more information on Peter Crane please feel free to contact us here at the Backus-Page House. Have a good week and don’t forget to stop in for a tour of the museum and Summer Teas from 1-4pm every Sunday in August.