Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.127 (s.c.)

Title: John Goessman fonds

Dates of creation: 1828-1830; photocopied in 1980s

Physical description: 1 cm. of textual records

Biographical sketch: Goessman, John (1786-1841) was a land surveyor and agent for German-speaking immigrants in Canada. He himself had arrived in Canada in 1819. He conducted surveys for the government, the Canada Land Company, and others. This survey work included the Township of Wilmot in Waterloo County. From 1828-1830 he conducted extensive correspondence on behalf of Amish & Mennonite settlers in Wilmot, when their land agreement with the government ran into some difficulties.

extracted from article by E. Reginald Good.

Custodial history: Photocopies made by Mennonite Archives of Ontario

Scope and context: Correspondence regarding his work.

Notes:  An encyclopedia entry for John Goessman may be found in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

Original archival description created by E. Reginald Good

  1. Misc. correspondence, 1828-1830 (copies of originals held at Public Archives of Canada)


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