During the spring and summer of 2001, Richmond County Historical Society gathered information about the many mainland European families who had come to the Richmond area following World War Two. Large posters consisting of photos, family history were made for each of the families. A special day, August 19, 2001 was set aside at the Museum to celebrate the immigrants and their families when a tea and exhibition of the posters was held at the Museum. The posters were displayed a second time at the Fall Luncheon on November 2, 2001.

The majority of the Richmond area immigrant families entered Canada through the port of Quebec. In some cases, they were sponsored by Canadian families who helped them become acquainted with business, cultural and social life in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. In most cases, the immigrants were farmers or families who had an interest in agriculture. They have become an integral part of the local communities as their families, farms and businesses flourished.

A sincere thank you to all the participants and to Simon Langeveld for obtaining much of the Dutch and Swiss information.

Esther Healy

Post World War Two European Immigrants to the Richmond Area

Adank
Alberts
Antink
Arnold
Bammert
Beekers
Bemelmans
Bles
Blom
Boersen
Bols
de Langen
de Roemer
DeVries
Eiken
Elzinga
Guenzen
Goorts
Herbers
Hoekstra
Hoffmann
Galeazzi
Ignatief
Koeslag
Johann
Langeveld
Lobsiger
Molenaar
Mueller
Multhaup
Pezzi
Piironen
Schroeders
Schuyler
Sonneveld
Stelwagen
Sterl
Steudtler
van Gelder
van Wersch
Vaitekunas
van den Broek
Vanderwal
Verhoef
Vogelsanger
Wolters

and many more...


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