Settlers & Farmers

Photo: Charlie Post ploughs field with his yoke of oxen in the early 1900s. (Reproduced from The Loon Calls with author’s permission.)

Moses Couch

  • Born in 1851 in Murray, Ontario
  • At 16, came to Chandos and located a “freegrant” consisting of 136 acres (Lot 7 & 8 concessions 7) on south bank of Loon Lake


Francis Middleton

  • Born 1824
  • At 40, came to Chandos and selected a beautiful location on the shore of Loon Lake


Reference: History of the County of Peterborough (1884) – Charles Pelham Mulvany & Charles M. Ryan