Foreman-Plaus Roots

My husband's history begins in Mimico, Ontario with the Foreman and Plaus families. 
I have been surprised by the interesting ancestor stories that my research has found about these families!




The Foreman-Hegna family:

  • 2019: William Foreman (1820-1900) My husband's 3rd great-grandfather William Foreman (1820-1900) was born in England in 1820 and emigrated to Ontario where he acquired 100 acres of land in Wellington County and lived as a farmer until the day he died.
  • 2018: William and Martha Foreman's Family I accidentally discovered that my husband’s 2nd great uncle (Oscar Harold Foreman 1893-1921) was a lieutenant and veterinary surgeon in the First World War. My curiosity led me to EIGHT Foreman family tree branches (Frederick Dixon Foreman's brothers and sisters) and some really interesting stories about photographers, teachers, station masters, carpenters, plasterers who lived in Alberta, Toronto, Washington, California and Michigan.
  • 2015: 52 Ancestors No.4: Foreman Homestead Records (Alberta)  Researching Alberta Homestead Records of the Foreman family (n particular William H. Foreman and Frederick Dixon Foreman. )opened up a new world to me.
  • 2015:  Frederick Dixon Foreman and Anna Hegna The York Cemetery staff assisted me in breaking through a genealogical "brick wall" by locating Frederick's burial place and his date of death.
  • 2015: 52 Ancestors No.1: Hannah (Hegna) Foreman (1885-1965)  my husband's Norwegian roots were really challenging and led me to two states (Wisconsin and Washington), two provinces (Alberta and Ontario) and multiple cities.
  • 2015: 52 Ancestors No.2: Ole and Emma (Hanson) Hegna's Emigration from Norway  
  • 2015: 52 Ancestors: Week1 - Fresh Start  Hegna family's emigrated from Norway to the United States. This post was about the rich information that can be found in Naturalization Records
  • 2014: 52 Ancestors #51: Donald Jennings Foreman  It was great to have video of my husband's grandfather and I had to share it with others!
  • 2014: 52 Ancestors #17: Joseph Foreman (1933-1999): Track Star, Olympian and Lawyer  I had heard that my husband√®s Uncle Joe had been in the Olympics but needed to dig deeper for some details
The Plaus-Donivan Family 
  • John J. Plaus (1912-1966) is my husband's grandfather and for whom a park was dedicated in Port Credit, Ontario. J.J. Plaus had served on the Port Credit Council (Deputy Reeve) from 1959 to 1966. The park was dedicated to him September 12, 1971.
  • Margaret Mary (Plaus) Gallow Crichton (August 21, 1934 - April 7, 2015) is my husband's aunt who had a passion for improving the lives and advocating on behalf of all of individuals and families with special needs, was truly a lifetime cause.
  • The Chapleau Donivans my husband's matrilineal ancestors starting with his grandmother Bernadette Zeta (Donivan) Plaus. Bernadette's father Patrick Donivan (1853-1934) was a blacksmith in Osgoode Station (1887-1889). 
  • A Donivan Tragedy on the Chapleau River 1952  This post was one of my most visited posts for a time. It is the story of my husband's great grandmother's (Mary Donivan's) stepson Raymond Michael Donivan who died tragically with his son and son-in-law on the Chapleau (Ontario) river in 1952.


Surnames (updated occasionally)
  • Ball
  • Becker 
  • Blackman
  • Blomberg
  • Bogie
  • Boies 
  • Boucher
  • Broxon
  • Bruce
  • Chestnut
  • Conlin
  • Conlon
  • Couper
  • Daniels
  • Darling 
  • Dinsmore
  • Donivan
  • Elliott 
  • Evans
  • Follette
  • Foreman
  • Fox
  • Greer
  • Hanson
  • Hausske
  • Hegna
  • Hughes
  • James
  • Kellaway
  • Kent
  • Knauss 
  • Koopman
  • Kreger
  • Lees
  • Ludgate
  • Martin
  • McKay
  • Moore
  • Moreau
  • Morris 
  • Mumma
  • Nyseth
  • O'Donald
  • O'Donnell
  • O'Leary
  • Odegard
  • Olson 
  • Patty
  • Petersen
  • Plaus
  • Pollock 
  • Powell
  • Prohaska 
  • Rice
  • Ritzman
  • Roland
  • Ross
  • Smith
  • Stephens
  • Strangway
  • Sutter
  • Sutton
  • Tanneberg 
  • Taylor
  • Thorsytensen
  • Utnal
  • Vendette
  • Ward 
  • Webb
  • Whitehorn
  • Whiteside

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