Family Names

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In 2004 a plaque was unveiled on the Town of Markham Bicentennial Monument to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the arrival of our pioneer families from Pennsylvania. The monument and associated landscape elements serves as a gateway for the Town of Markham. The monument is located on the Markham Civic Centre grounds. The elegant bell tower, with its authentic century bell is rung at civic ceremonies. The centre-piece of the monument is a mill stone unearthed from the banks of the German Mills Creek, and reflects early industrial activity. The upper steel structure is representative of Mennonite barn design from that same historical era. Attached to the tower is our bronze plaque recognizing the 69 families who came from Pennsylvania to settle in York County at the request of John Graves Simcoe, Upper Canada’s first Lieutenant Governor.

Baker Hoover            Reesor
Barkey Horner             Smith
Break Kaiser           Shank
Brillinger Keffer             Sherk
Brownsberger Kindy                   Shisler
Burkholder        Klinck               Shunk
Byer               Koch             Snider
Castator          Kreider             Spiger
Cober              Lehman            Steckley
Cummer            Lichti               Stickley
Detweiler          Line                Stong
Doner              Miller             Stouffer
Eby                Mishler          Stover
Eyer               Musselman         Strickler
Feightner         Nigh                  Stump
Fierheller        Nighswander          Troyer
Fisher             Oberholzer          Wideman
Franks             Oster                Winger
Gohn               Pike                 Wise
Grove              Pipher              Wismer
Heise              Puterbaugh           Witmer
Herr               Ramer              Wurtz
Holly              Reaman               Yake
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