|About Ingleharts and Allied Families
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John Peter Inglehart was born in Pennsylvania in 1791.The family emigrated to Canada as United Empire Loyalists around 1799, coming with about twenty other families, the Bouslows,Vandezers,Clines, Fishers, and others to the Niagara Peninsula where they drew land and made their homes.John Peter at that time was about nine years old. The family came by ox team. John Peter walked part of the way, holding Elizabeth Fisher`s hand. She was younger. He afterwards married her in 1818. They settled and lived on what was known as the New Purchase, later called Trafalgar Township, south of Palermo. Elizabeth`s father gave her forty acres as a wedding dowry - North half-lot 32, 1st concession S.D.S. Trafalgar. John Peter drew the south half of the same lot and did settling duties, boarding with the Hagars while he did the settling duties.John Peter also served in the War of 1812, and missed the Battle of Queenston Heights owing to being home on furlough. He drew land in the Township of St. Vincent`s as a grant to volunteers of 1812.