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I believe the Original Powers came to Canada with their families some time in the late
1830's or early 1840's...I
cannot find the name of the parents but there were 8 children that came. They were Philip,
Mary, Matthew, Lawrence , Richard, William , John and Anastasia. They apparently settled
in Terrabone, just north of Montreal. Some of the family moved to Lockport. Then
Phillip, and Mary and Matthew and Lawrence moved to Dubuque and took up farming in a rich
fertile area just south of DuBuque
Iowa...They were soon followed by William and Richard.