Maryhill is a unique small village in Southern Ontario.
|Many of the residents of Maryhill and the surrounding area are descendants from a dozen European families that settled here in the early 1899’s from Alsace and Baden. In particular large numbers of imigrants came from Soufflenheim, north of Strasbourg, Alsace between 1829 and 1860. It is not uncommon for 4 or 5 generations of family to have lived on the same farm, passing it down from generation to generation. The village and area is rich with culture and heritage.
The Maryhill Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the unique heritage of the Village of Maryhill, Ontario, and the St. Boniface Catholic Church as well as the surrounding villages ‚hamlets and farms.
Click the Soufflenheim link for an interesting history of the area. This historical information has bee collected by Robert Wideen who has kindly shared his research with the MHS and has allowed it to be used on this website.