Notes on veterans in War of 1812 (related to historical Whitchurch-Stouffville hamlets)
From: Marion Lewis, ed.,
Those who Served
(Stouffville, 1999), p. ??
My reflections …
Note that the connected hamlets mentioned are places where “next of kin”
reside, not necessarily hamlets in which war veterans lived when they were called to military service.
This list provides three,maybe four, positively identifiable War of 1812 veterans from the area of what is Whitchurch-Stouffville.See brief background on each of those names below:
Undoubtedly from what is today Whitchurch-Stouffville:Ludwig Wideman
,83; not a “Mennonite Wideman”). Well
known; died fighting for Wllm. Lyon Mackenzie’srebels at Montgemory’s Tavern (
i.e., vs. Family Compacts supported by John Button
;Daniel Yake is a well-knownname in Stouffville
. Interestingly, though not Mennonite, his son Michael was imprisoned for