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Loyalist Directory: John Gottlieb Loede

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Surname : Loede
Given name : John Gottlieb
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Where Resettled : Leeds Township
Status as Loyalist : A German Regular. Does not qualify as a UE Loyalist.
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Wife Name : Mary Clyne, daughter of Elizabeth and  John Cline - see Elizabeth's record for details
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Biography : Weitzel would return to Sorel, Quebec for his official discharge in 1783 and when he returned to Kingston he traveled with a fellow Hessian, John Gottlieb Loede. The trip from Sorel by bateaux would include about thirty portages and take about three weeks.

Loede soon married daughter Mary Cline and started a family with the birth of a son in 1784 in Kingston.

John and Mary Loede were both eligible for free land grants, he for his war services and she as DUE. They settled on their land grants in Leeds Township being the first settlers in that area.

First hand accounts by the family are available and describe the dense wilderness in every direction, with only blazed tracks through the woods. There were only two other houses between Gananoque and Kingston; one of them was Mr. Franklin's, 13 miles to the west.The only house east of Gananoque for 14 miles was a small shanty at the mouth of Legge's Creek occupied by a man named McGowan.

Gananoque contained one small log house and a better one occupied by Col. Stone whose arrival was after that of Loede. Stone built a saw and grist mill on the west side of the Gananoque River.

Before the grist mill was built, Loede had to get his grinding done at Larue's mill down near Escott. The round trip might take a week as the mill was slow to grind and easily put out of repair.

Indians were a terror to the settlers, but mostly on account of their reputation. On one occasion, five aborigines entered the Loede house and demanded food which could not be given them without depriving the family of all they had. The Indians proceeded to help themselves where upon Mary Loede, whose father had been scalped by Indians, grasped a large iron poker and laid about them so lustily as to soon drive the intruders out of the house, which was barred and defended with guns.
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Sources : Information submitted by Don Brearley
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