Tremaine Map Finds a Home in Mennonite Archives of Ontario

Pictured above: Archivist-Librarian Laureen Harder-Gissing with Rene and Sandy Eby, and Lynda and Kim Eby.

This map of Waterloo County from 1861 Includes landmarks, buildings and lot demarcations along with the names of settlers. Teacher and genealogist Ezra Eby used this map in Waterloo County classrooms. His Biographical History of Waterloo Township was a foundational work of local history and genealogy. Christian Eby, a traditional healer and Ezra’s brother, used the map to locate his clients.

The Tremaine MapThe map was passed down to Christian’s son Gordon C. Eby, whose children have donated the map and arranged for its preservation, with other donors supporting the costs for framing.

The map is on display at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario, in the Milton Good Library at Grebel.