Author: Keith Millard
A book titled "Times to Remember in Elzevir" was published in 1964, and draws on the stories and memories of life in remote Elzevir Township in the mid to late 1800s.
It is recalled that in the 1880s three of the Kleinsteuber German immigrant brothers built a log church in the German Settlement and that it was visited frequently by a Methodist Circuit Rider minister. These brothers included my 2nd great grandfather John Henry Lorenz Kleinsteuber who immigrated to Canada in 1859 and 2 of his 4 brothers.
The book also said that on a frosty winter night the singing of traditional German Christmas carols could be heard more than a mile away.
Photos include my 2nd great grandfather, the three Kleinsteuber brothers, the log church (with added Christmas decor), taken about 1930. It was dismantled and in 1933 became part of the Price's Log Cabin restaurant in Actinolite, at the junction of Highway 7 and Highway 37. The excerpt page of Times to Remember in Elzevir and a hand drawn map of the German Settlement circa 1930s are also included.
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