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MISSION TRANSCRIPTION - GOULBOURN MUSEUM

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We have a research mystery on our hands, and we need your top-notch investigative skills to solve it!Goulbourn Museum has been contacted by a researcher who wants to know more about a family member who lived in Goulbourn Township way back in the 1800s. Can you inspect the historical records in our collection to find the information they are looking for?

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Dear Goulbourn Museum,I would like learn more about the life of my ancestor, Joseph Stanzel. I know that he was born in Europe. I believe that he received a land grant in Goulbourn Township after he served in the military.Could you please share any additional information you have about him?

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CENSUS RECORDS

Settlement Records

HISTORICAL ATLAS

Community History Publication

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Source: 1851 Census of Carleton County, Volume IV, Goulbourn Township, North Gower Township, Marlborough Township, Village of Richmond

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CORRECT!Joseph Stanzel was born in France and was 63 years old in 1851. Here his last name is recorded with a different spelling: "Stansel."This record also contains information about Joseph Stanzel's family members.Drag and drop the information into your notebook!

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CORRECT!Joseph Stanzel was born in France and was 63 years old in 1851. Here his last name is recorded with a different spelling: "Stansel."This record also contains information about Joseph Stanzel's family members.Drag and drop the information into your notebook!

Source: 1851 Census of Carleton County, Volume IV, Goulbourn Township, North Gower Township, Marlborough Township, Village of Richmond, page 36

HISTORIAN'S HINTSometimes names are recorded with different spellings! Do you see any last names that look similar to Stanzelon the page?Remember, we are looking for a Joseph who wasn't born in Canada!

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Source: 1861 Census of Goulbourn Township, compiled by the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society

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CORRECT!Joseph Stanzel's age is recorded as 75 in 1861, so this is the individual we are looking for.This record lists his occupation as farmer, his birthplace as France, and his religion as CE (Church of England).It also gives information on his land in Goulbourn Township. He owned the east half of lot 3, concession 9.Drag and drop the information into your notebook!

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CLOSE!This entry has the correct name - but his age is listed as 10 in 1851. That's too young for our Joseph Stanzel!Who do you think this younger Joseph Stanzel is?Keep looking!

Source: 1861 Census of Goulbourn Township, compiled by the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, page 32

HISTORIAN'S HINTIt's common for names to be passed down through families. Look closely at the age and place of birth to check if you have the correct Joseph Stanzel.Remember - our Joseph Stanzel wasn't born in Canada!

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Source: 1891 Census Index for Goulbourn Township, compiled by the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society

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DEAD END!The Joseph Stanzel recorded here is age 39 in 1891 - much too young to be the correct individual.Our Joseph Stanzel was 75 in 1861. Why do you think he does not appear in the 1891 census?

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Source: 1891 Census Index for Goulbourn Township, compiled by the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, page 52

HISTORIAN'S HINTIt's common to hit dead ends during historical research! That's OK - keep looking at the other sources!

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Source: Goulbourn Early Settlers, compiled by Jim Stanzell

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CORRECT!According to this entry, Joseph Stanzel served as a Private (Pte.) in the 60th Regiment of Foot until 1819. He received his first lot of land in 1822 and bought additional land four years later.

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Source: Goulbourn Early Settlers, compiled by Jim Stanzell, page 40

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Source: Land Patent Holders: Goulbourn Township and Village of Richmond, compiled by Ontario Genealogical Society

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CORRECT!This entry gives us some more detailed information about Joseph Stanzel's lot of land. It measured 100 acres.

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Source:Land Patent Holders: Goulbourn Township and Village of Richmond, compiled by Ontario Genealogical Society, page 23

HISTORIAN'S HINTSometimes names are recorded with different spellings! Do you see any last names that look similar to Stanzelon the page?

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Source:Historical Atlas of Carleton County Ontario, H. Belden & Co., 1879

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Source:Historical Atlas of Carleton County Ontario, H. Belden & Co., 1879

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CORRECT!This map indicates that Joseph Stanzel, written as Jos. Stenzel, owned 100 acres of land.Do you see any other Stanzels nearby?

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Source:Historical Atlas of Carleton County Ontario, H. Belden & Co., 1879

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CORRECT!This record states that Joseph Stanzel served as a Sergeant in the 60th Regiment of Foot.Does this match the information recorded elsewhere? Why might there be a difference in the record?

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Source:Historical Atlas of Carleton County Ontario, H. Belden & Co., 1879

HISTORIAN'S HINTRemember to look for names that look similar to Stanzel!

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Source: Farms and Families: Reflections from the changing countryside, Stittsville Women's Institute, Tweedsmuir History Committee

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Source: Farms and Families: Reflections from the changing countryside, Stittsville Women's Institute, Tweedsmuir History Committee, page 182

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Source: Farms and Families: Reflections from the changing countryside, Stittsville Women's Institute, Tweedsmuir History Committee, page 183

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Source: Farms and Families: Reflections from the changing countryside, Stittsville Women's Institute, Tweedsmuir History Committee, page 184

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Source: Farms and Families: Reflections from the changing countryside, Stittsville Women's Institute, Tweedsmuir History Committee, page 185

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Source: Farms and Families: Reflections from the changing countryside, Stittsville Women's Institute, Tweedsmuir History Committee, page 186

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Source: 1851 Census of Carleton County, Volume IV, Goulbourn Township, North Gower Township, Marlborough Township, Village of Richmond, reference page 25-26, reel C-11716Information:Stansel, Joseph, Farmer, Birthplace France, CE (Church of England), Age 63, locality Goulbourn Township

Source: 1861 Census of Goulbourn Township, compiled by the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, page 32

Source: Goulbourn Early Settlers, page 40Information:Stanzel, Joseph - Con 9, Lot 3E - 5Jun 182260th Regiment of Foot, Pte.Born TBD - Serv - 1819Con 9, Lot 3W - 3 Nov 1826Bought memorial 6 from Peter Retting

Source: Land patent holders Goulbourn Township & Village of Richmond, page 23Information:Stanzell, Joseph 05 Jun 1822 - Con 9, Lot 3 E ½ - 100 acres - remarks 60th Reg. Pte

Source: Farms and Families: Reflections from the changing countryside, Stittsville Women's Institute, Tweedsmuir History Committee, page 182-186Information:182: There are numerous spellings of this family name. In 1818, Jos. Stenzel, ex-sergeant of the 60th Regiment took up land not far from what was later Ashton - Walker’s Carleton Saga. In 1868 census, Jos. Benjamin, Thomas Stansell on Lot 3, Conc. 9. In 1924, J.A. Stanzel, W1/2 Lot 3, Con. 9 - Cummings map. Joseph’s army records are under the name Stencel.Joseph was the first Stanzel in Goulbourn. Apparently he was a small man for he wore boots of size two. Years later, someone remembers Benjamin, who also had small feet, wearing out the pioneer’s size two boots, which were handmade and came up almost to his knees. It is possible he had red curly hair. Joseph’s descendant, Stephen of Carleton Place, learned from English Army Records, that Joseph was born in Germany, enlisted in the French Army, in a war between England and France he deserted and went to England. When getting away from the French, a pail of hot tar was thrown on his back, which was scarred for life. He married an Irish girl and came to Canada with the 60th Regiment.When his family arrived in Canada, they, along with other women and children, suffered greatly through a cold winter at Richmond Landing, later Ottawa. Many died because of the hardships It is reported that Joseph was given entitlement to the land where Richmond Village is located but he traded it for a team of horses. He continued in military service for two years and was granted 200 acres. Con. 9, lot 3, by the Crown. To his new home near Mount Pleasant, later Ashton, he brought his sword and his gun and years later Stanzel children saw his German books in their home which none of them could read. Joseph was of the Catholic religion but with no church in the area, on Sunday the often slipped into the back seat of the little Anglican church.On the 1863 map, Wallings shows five houses on Stanzel’s lot. He married twice. Of the first family, there were sons Benjamin, Joseph and William who made their homes in the area. Two others went to Western Ontario and were noted for raising purebred cattle, and another went to the United States. His second marriage was to the widow Enough and of183: this union were born Thomas and Mathaline, who died when a year and a half old. Joseph built the community’s first windmill and a mill which beat or threshed grain. When he died the name plate was taken off his coffin, framed and hung in the parlor. It gave his age as 108 years.When the great adventure of life was over Joseph’s remains were laid to rest on the land where he had established the Goulbourn branch of the Stanzel family. Four or five other members of the family were laid beside the pioneer. One Mrs. Dennis Coogan, whose christian name is unknown, was Joseph’s daughter. The grave stone has been broken but is presently being repaired.185: The following is from Towns and Villages or the National Capital Region, published by the National Capital Commission: Page 25:Many of these settlers (1818) were former soldiers, seeking peace186: and chances to create homes in the wilderness. But many of them soon gave up the venture and moved on to more civilized places. One, Sergeant Joseph Stanzel, overcame the natural obstacles, made a farm and tilled it until he was 100 years old.

Source: Historical Atlas of Carleton County Ontario, H. Belden & Co., 1879 Information:Image: Crop of Joseph Stanzel propertyWritten content: Mr. McFadden, now in is 92nd year, is the only surviving settler of 1818 in Ashton or vicinity; though Joseph Stenzel, an ex-Sergeant, of the 60th Regiment, who settled on Lot 3, 9th Concession, in 1819, still lives there, in full possession of his mental and physical faculties, at the age of 99 or 100 years, as is confidently affirmed by those who know him well.

Source: Farms and Families: Reflections from the changing countryside, Stittsville Women's Institute, Tweedsmuir History Committee, page 182-186Information:182: There are numerous spellings of this family name. In 1818, Jos. Stenzel, ex-sergeant of the 60th Regiment took up land not far from what was later Ashton - Walker’s Carleton Saga. In 1868 census, Jos. Benjamin, Thomas Stansell on Lot 3, Conc. 9. In 1924, J.A. Stanzel, W1/2 Lot 3, Con. 9 - Cummings map. Joseph’s army records are under the name Stencel.Joseph was the first Stanzel in Goulbourn. Apparently he was a small man for he wore boots of size two. Years later, someone remembers Benjamin, who also had small feet, wearing out the pioneer’s size two boots, which were handmade and came up almost to his knees. It is possible he had red curly hair. Joseph’s descendant, Stephen of Carleton Place, learned from English Army Records, that Joseph was born in Germany, enlisted in the French Army, in a war between England and France he deserted and went to England. When getting away from the French, a pail of hot tar was thrown on his back, which was scarred for life. He married an Irish girl and came to Canada with the 60th Regiment.When his family arrived in Canada, they, along with other women and children, suffered greatly through a cold winter at Richmond Landing, later Ottawa. Many died because of the hardships It is reported that Joseph was given entitlement to the land where Richmond Village is located but he traded it for a team of horses. He continued in military service for two years and was granted 200 acres. Con. 9, lot 3, by the Crown. To his new home near Mount Pleasant, later Ashton, he brought his sword and his gun and years later Stanzel children saw his German books in their home which none of them could read. Joseph was of the Catholic religion but with no church in the area, on Sunday the often slipped into the back seat of the little Anglican church.On the 1863 map, Wallings shows five houses on Stanzel’s lot. He married twice. Of the first family, there were sons Benjamin, Joseph and William who made their homes in the area. Two others went to Western Ontario and were noted for raising purebred cattle, and another went to the United States. His second marriage was to the widow Enough and of183: this union were born Thomas and Mathaline, who died when a year and a half old. Joseph built the community’s first windmill and a mill which beat or threshed grain. When he died the name plate was taken off his coffin, framed and hung in the parlor. It gave his age as 108 years.When the great adventure of life was over Joseph’s remains were laid to rest on the land where he had established the Goulbourn branch of the Stanzel family. Four or five other members of the family were laid beside the pioneer. One Mrs. Dennis Coogan, whose christian name is unknown, was Joseph’s daughter. The grave stone has been broken but is presently being repaired.185: The following is from Towns and Villages or the National Capital Region, published by the National Capital Commission: Page 25:Many of these settlers (1818) were former soldiers, seeking peace186: and chances to create homes in the wilderness. But many of them soon gave up the venture and moved on to more civilized places. One, Sergeant Joseph Stanzel, overcame the natural obstacles, made a farm and tilled it until he was 100 years old.

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POSTCARD CHALLENGE

Transcription is an important part of the Museum's work. It's how we make historical documents available online.We type out the words on the documents in our collection—but it can be trickier than it seems!In this challenge, try to transcribe a postcard from our collection and enter to win a prize.Click NEXT for the contest intstructions!

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Contest Instructions

STEP ONEDo your best to type out the text on the postcard.If you get stuck, put your mouse over the tricky word for a helpful hint!

STEP TWOEmail your results to info@goulbournmuseum.ca by Sunday, June 6th at 11:59pm to be entered for a chance to win a $25 digital giftcard to Quitters Coffee in Stittsville.

STEP THREEThe winner will be announced on Monday, June 7th on social media. They will also be contacted directly over email. Good luck!

POSTCARD CHALLENGE

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DON'T FORGET!Email your results to info@goulbournmuseum.ca by Sunday, June 6th to be entered to win a digital giftcard to Quitters Coffee!

The first two letters are "bu"

A name

The first letter is "n"

The place where the Museum is located!

The first two letters are "st"

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Brief Transcription How-ToTo transcribe the postcard, take time to study the text and type out an exact copy in a digital word processing document. If it is difficult to read the handwriting, pay attention to the overall message being communicated to find context clues.For text that is too difficult to see clearly, you can insert what you think is the correct word or name using square brackets: [example] or by inserting: [illegible]. Brackets separate your comments as a transcriber from the historic text.Remember, the goal is not to re-write the postcard like you would today but to preserve the original message. Therefore, the writer’s errors in spelling, punctuation, and capitalization must be included in your transcription.Take your time, enjoy the project and try to see what you can learn about the writer!Jonah EllensAssistant Curator of CollectionsWant to learn more about the process transcribing historic documents? Check out the sites below:http://transcription.crkn-rcdr.ca/en/guidelineshttps://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist/transcribe/tipshttps://cfh.iaamuseum.org/9-tips-for-reading-old-handwriting/

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