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Peter Horning

The Horning family had a plantation in Pennsylvania across the road from Valley Forge. The Revolution caused a split in the family as Peter and his two grown sons, as well as a brother fought with Butler’s Rangers while two of Peter’s brothers fought on the American side, with the fifth brother remaining neutral. Peter received land in Upper Canada and then returned to Pennsylvania for his wife and nine children. Peter and his family established themselves in Hamilton and Peter had extensive land holdings throughout this area.

Submitted by Rev. Charlotte Moore