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Re: Pinneo, Charles, 1830's, Ontario Canada
Posted by: ANNE PINEO -TOTH Date: January 10, 2000 at 21:25:40
In Reply to: Pinneo, Charles, 1830's, Ontario Canada by Marie Jurecki-Tiller of 445

Maria Jurecki,
My maiden name is Pineo, and my father,Austin, had a brother named Reg Pineo and my brother is also Reg Pineo. My father's story about his family was that they were originally from Arcadia or Nova Scotia and when the French lost that land to the British in the 1700's the french people either fled or were killed in the genocide that ensued. His family fled to New Orleans and stayed there until it was sold to United States in 1800. They then came North to Canada, planning on going to Quebec. They came down with a Plague ( typhoid or diptheria) and the only peope to help them were the Mennonites in Penn. During this time their Priest ran away with someone's wife so most of them convert to the Mennonites' faith. However they continued on their trek to Canada. Once across the border they settled in a small community called Cooksmills (now part of Welland Ont.) There is a small graveyard and historical chapel there with many Pineo names on the gravestones. But with acid rain the names are fading fast. That is the story I heard growing up...And that is how the German names of Shainholtz and the french name Pineo came together. My grandmother Lily Pineo was a Shainholts (sp?)


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