Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Kleinburg Wesleyan Methodist Church Cemetery, Kleinburg

Kleinburg Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery, aka Kleinburg Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, aka Wesleyan Pioneer Cemetery, Kleinburg is located on the north side of Nashville Rd., west of Hwy 27 in the village of Kleinburg in the City of Vaughan.  The cemetery was originally a Lutheran Cemetery, but the property was sold to the Wesleyan Methodists in the mid 1800's  The Lutheran Church still maintained their burial rites after the purchase.  The earliest marker in the cairn is 1850 which is probably for a Methodist burial, as the Lutheran congregation had been in the area since the early 1800's.

This site is also known for the church were the parents of Lester B. Pearson, Prime Minister of Canada, 1963 -1968, were married in 1892.  The cemetery is owned and cared for by the City of Vaughan.

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