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Eden / Switzers Cemetery, Peel County, ON

Street Address: Shelter Bay Rd and Derry Rd (1 block East of Winston Churchill Blvd)
Community: Mississauga
Township: Toronto Gore Township & Albion Township (Concession 6, Lot 10)
Locality: Peel County
Municipality: Mississauga
Province: ON
GPS: 43.590892,-79.767633

Church / Denomination: originally Wesleyan Methodist then in 1869 changed to Eden Church

Registered to City of Mississauga. Eden Cemetery and Switzer's Church were on part of the west half of Lot 10, Concession 6 West in Toronto Township. The 100 acre farm which John Switzer received in 1834 from his father Samuel Switzer who bought all of lot 10 in 1830. The family of Samuel Switzer had been in the immediate area from 1824, and John had been on the farm since his marriage to Jane Orr in 1826. On 29th of January 1840, John Switzer sold 42 perches (40 perches equals 1/4 acre) for 5 pounds, to 5 trustees of the Wesleyan Methodist Church for the site of a chapel and burying ground. A frame church (Switzer's Church) was erected on December 13, 1840, by Reverend Egerton Ryerson. The church measured 60 feet by 20 feet and held up to 300 people for congregation. The church allowed services to be moved from Switzer's Schoolhouse (built in 1820's). The frame church remained until 1869 when it was dismantled upon the completion of Eden Church. The new Eden Church was built in brick and opened on February 2, 1869. It was built on the opposite side of the road from Switzer's Church, no longer on the Switzer property, but on Isaac Waite's farm. The cemetery remained where Switzer's Church had been. Eden Church burned down on December 20, 1908, but was rebuilt in little more than one year on its original foundations, with the reopening occurring on January 9, 1910. Today the cemetery stands alone as the Eden Church was demolished in August 1980.

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    This index represents ALL visible headstones still in existence at the time this cemetery was visited

    SOUTH, Emmie Jane   1863 - 1927
    SOUTH, Ethel M (Orr)   1887 - 1970
    SOUTH, Harriet May   infant
    SOUTH, Milfred George   1888 - 1951 (age: 63)
    SPARLING  
    SPARLING, Abigail (Cordingly)   1891 - 1970
    SPARLING, Eliza   1807 - 1880 (age: 73)
    SPARLING, John   1798 - 1865 (age: 67)
    SPARLING, Leonard   1886 - 1935
    SPARLING, Marjorie (Mills)   1918 - 2004
    SPARLING, Mary Ethel   1879 - 1961
    SPARLING, Mary M (Waite)   1847 - 1922
    SPARLING, Norman   1920 - 1983
    SPARLING, Peter   1793 - 1861 (age: 68)
    SPARLING, William George   1849 - 1925
    SWITZER  
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    SWITZER  
    SWITZER  
    SWITZER  
    SWITZER, Almera T E   1874 - 1942
    SWITZER, Ann Maria   1837 - 1858 (age: 21)
    SWITZER, Anna M   1818 - 1894 (age: 76)
    SWITZER, Charles   1869 - 1926
    SWITZER, Charles W   1847 - 1908
    SWITZER, Charles W   1870 - 1925
    SWITZER, David   1841 - 1909
    SWITZER, Edith A   1869 - 1903
    SWITZER, Elizabeth C   1857 - 1881 (age: 24)
    SWITZER, George J   1840 - 1897 (age: 57)
    SWITZER, Hattie A   1859 - 1879 (age: 20)
    SWITZER, Hilda   1866 - 1920
    SWITZER, Isabella   1827 - 1845 (age: 18)
    SWITZER, Jacob   1846 - 1875 (age: 29)
    SWITZER, Jane   1808 - 1884 (age: 76)
    SWITZER, John   1797 - 1877 (age: 80)
    SWITZER, John Fletcher   1840 - 1912 (age: 72)
    SWITZER, Joseph   1830 - 1897 (age: 67)
    SWITZER, Julia   1816 - 1855
    SWITZER, Mabel H   1875 - 1875 (age: 6m)
    SWITZER, Maria   1807 - 1848 (age: 41)
    SWITZER, Mary   1771 - 1853 (age: 82)
    SWITZER, Mary A   1815 - 1846
    SWITZER, Matilda   1845 - 1926 (age: 81)
    SWITZER, Nancy   1819 - 1881 (age: 62)
    SWITZER, S Wesley   1857 - 1918
    SWITZER, Salina   1806 - 1849 (age: 43)
    SWITZER, Samuel   1769 - 1855 (age: 86)
    SWITZER, Samuel   1807 - 1889 (age: 82)
    SWITZER, Samuel Wesley   1845 - 1847 (age: 2)
    SWITZER, Sarah   1851 - 1906
    SWITZER, Testimony (Grafton)   1836 - 1895 (age: 59)
    SWITZER, Thomas Morris   1842 - 1850 (age: 8)
    SWITZER, William   1850 - 1863 (age: 13)
    SWITZER, William   1810 - 1850 (age: 40)
    SWITZER, William Orr   1831 - 1862 (age: 31)
    SWITZER, Winifred Claire (Wilson)   1872 - 1956

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