Category Archives: Henry Climenhagen

CLIMENHAGA: Whence Comest Thou?

begin this post by acknowledging that I am not a Climenhag-with-an-a. I am, instead, a Climenhag-with-an-e. Contrary to the opinion of some, neither spelling is true or correct, each having evolved from the German surname Kleimenhagen and its Anglicized form … Continue reading

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Henry CLIMENHAGEN’S Land Tracts

n July of 1797 Henry Climenhagen petitioned for lands in Upper Canada and was granted two hundred acres of land in Willoughby Township (Lots 6 & 7, cross-concession).[1] This land is on Baker rd. to the West of Sodom rd. … Continue reading

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Henry CLIMENHAGEN: Journey to Upper Canada

enry Climenhagen and his family lived in Pennsylvania for a time before journeying to Upper Canada in 1797. The trek from Pennsylvania—likely Lancaster County—to what would become Ontario took approximately two months to complete. Accordingly, if Henry and his family … Continue reading

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Finding Henrich: The Story of the Climenhag* Ancestor

The following narrative was written based on primary and secondary sources, as well as a good bit of circumstantial evidence. Based on what evidence we have I have attempted here to “connect the dots” in a clear and concise manner. … Continue reading

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Last Will and Testament of Henry CLIMENHAGEN

The following is the last Will and Testament of Henry Climenhagen “as written:” n the Name of God Amen the 15 day of December in the year of our lord 1804 I Henry Climenhagen of the township of Birty County … Continue reading

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What was the original family name?

ased on documents signed by this family’s pioneering ancestor there is no doubt that the family names of Climenhaga and Climenhage (and the now defunct Climenhegg and Glimanhaga) were originally not spelled in any of these written forms. In fact, … Continue reading

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Henry CLYMENHAGEN: Land Grant Petition 1797

On July 14th, 1797, Henry Clymenhagen filed a land grant petition requesting two-hundred acres of land in Willoughby Township, Lincoln County, in Upper Canada. He, his wife Barbary and two children—Anna and Martin, had arrived in Upper Canada at the … Continue reading

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