The PGFSO serves to research and record the contribution of the early settler families from Pennsylvania who began arriving in Upper Canada beginning in 1786. Many of these families were of the Mennonite faith. These families, settled in three areas: The Twenty (Vineland/Jordan), Waterloo and York Counties.
“It was given to one generation in Canada to migrate and pioneer, another to build and expand, another to purify and develop.” – Dr. Arthur Graeff
The present day generation is surveying the past and preserving it.