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Haldimand County, Ontario, is situated 50 miles (81 km) southeast of Waterloo County, at the outlet of the Grand River into Lake Erie. Across Lake Erie to the south can be seen the ridge of Pennsylvania bordering the lake near Erie City. Having a heavy clay soil in many parts, it is suited to the cultivation of grain, hay, and livestock. It was one of the earliest Mennonite settlements of Ontario. To this area came tie Hoovers (Hubers) about 1790, from York County, Pennsylvania, or near Gettysburg. Fuller accounts will be found under Rainham, South Cayuga (MC).

Author(s) Joseph C Fretz
Date Published 1956

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Fretz, Joseph C. "Haldimand County (Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 25 Nov 2015.,_Canada)&oldid=81605.

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Fretz, Joseph C. (1956). Haldimand County (Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 November 2015, from,_Canada)&oldid=81605.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 634. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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