Benjamin WEMP[1]

Male 1837 - 1888  (51 years)


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  • Name Benjamin WEMP 
    Born 13 Jan 1837  Amherst Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jan 1888  Mill Haven, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mill Haven cemetery, Mill Haven, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1926  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father John WEMP,   b. 12 Mar 1785, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1867, Bath, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Eleanor ALTHOUSE,   b. 26 Jul 1808, Bath, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1891, Bath, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F533  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria George WEMP,   b. 29 Jul 1833, Amherst Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1897, Mill Haven, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 02 Jul 1857 
    Children 
     1. Ida Mary WEMP,   b. 11 Apr 1858,   d. 02 Oct 1922  (Age 64 years)
     2. Frederick George WEMP,   b. 07 Nov 1860, Mill Haven, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1935, Mill Haven, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. William Porter WEMP,   b. 21 Mar 1864, Mill Haven, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1959  (Age < 94 years)
     4. Maude WEMP,   b. 18 Nov 1867,   d. 26 Jun 1949  (Age 81 years)
     5. Eva Gertrude WEMP,   b. 23 Aug 1873,   d. 27 Apr 1909  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • An excerpt from the book titled Community Spotlight: Leeds Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, and Prince Edward Counties, edited by Nick and Helma Mika, dated 1974. This particular excerpt if from the chapter on Millhaven written by Kathleen H. Gibson:

      . . . Millhaven Inn was once the Wemp Hotel. Benjamin Wemp, my grandfather, owned it in the 1850's. The house had eighteen rooms, six fireplaces, and in the kitchen was a large fireplace with a Dutch oven at the end for baking bread. The first county court was held at this hotel. The house was passed on to my father, Frederick Wemp who lived there for seventy-five years.

      At the east end of the house was our garden and my father plowed up pieces of flint and a tomahawk or two, so we presumed it was once an Indian burying ground.

      The only landmark left on the farm which consisted of fifty acres of land on the north side of Highway 33 is a red barn, which was built seventy years ago, the timbers being drawn by horses and sleighs from The Rathbun Lumber Mill at Deseronto. . . .


  • Sources 
    1. E-mail from David Wemple to Alan Salls dated 3/8/2003.


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