The Hansler family (originally Hansel) emigrated to Canada from New Jersey around 1780, settling on the Twelve Mile Creek in Thorold Township. A few years later they moved to Pelham Township where they had been given land. An orchard was planted on this property, which remained in the family for five generations.

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  • Farming Account Book 1823-1830 

    Unknown author (1823-1830)
    Farming account books, 1823-1830. Entries include names of people who have received credit for work done (such as smithwork), and items received (such as bushels of wheat).
  • Photograph - William Andrew Hansler 

    Unknown author (1901, 1908)
    Photographs of W.A. (William Andrew) Hansler, 1901, ca. 1908. Includes a baby photograph of W.A. Hansler and a photograph of him as a child.
  • Farming Account Book 1821-1852 

    Unknown author (1821-1852)
    Farming account book, 1821-1852. Entries include names of people who have received credit for work done (such as smithwork), and items received (such as bushels of wheat).
  • Hansler family photograph, July 1898 

    Unknown author (1898-07)
    Hansler family photograph, July 1898. Features members of the Hansler family including Andrew Sr. and his sons Andrew Jr. and Oscar. Other names labelled in the photograph include Addie, Nell, Nellie A., and Esther.
  • Farming Account Book 1797-1799 

    Unknown author (1797-1799)
    Farming account book, 1797-1799. Entries include names of people who have received credit for work done (such as smithwork), and items received (such as bushels of wheat).
  • Deed, Adam Spencer to George Hansler for 100 acres of land in Pelham, 1805 

    Unknown author (1805)
    Deed, Adam Spencer to George Hansler for 100 acres of land in Pelham, 1805.

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