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  1. Hans Raffelt
    April 18, 2017 @ 9:17 pm

    RE: Newbliss – former Coad’s school

    Hi there,

    I believe that I photographed the above former schoolhouse in Newbliss this past Friday on Concession Road # 4.

    Please take a look. I was not able to locate any other buildings even closely resembling a former one-room schoolhouse on Concession Road # 4.


    Hans Raffelt


    • John
      April 19, 2017 @ 1:01 pm

      If this building is located just a bit south of Newbliss than it would be the old Coad Schoolhouse. Great photo.


  2. Jeff Dack
    October 7, 2017 @ 6:32 pm

    Is there a historian for this area. The reason I ask I am looking for information on Dacks corner and the Dack family. As that is my family name. Any information would beappreciated.


    • Andrea Lewis
      March 16, 2018 @ 3:10 pm

      William Dack, who ran the Dack’s Corner Tavern, is my 4th great grandfather.
      I would be happy to text you our Ancestry as it relates to this family.
      Andrea Lewis


      • John
        March 21, 2018 @ 1:50 pm

        That’s very interesting about your connection to William Dack. We would be inerested in your genealogy as we would add it to our “Genealogical” files for anyone who may be looking. You can e-mail us this information at
        Thanks, John


      • Cheryl Muhle
        November 12, 2023 @ 7:56 pm

        William Dack is my 5th great great grandfather. I would like to connect!


  3. Brian
    April 22, 2018 @ 7:09 pm

    I have a complete history of the Dack family from a book that was prepared in 1982. I will send an overview to


  4. Terry Kirby
    May 1, 2018 @ 1:03 pm

    I was a child living in Newbliss from 1964 to 1974. My brother still lives there. As far as I know the church hall never burned down and is still there. It did catch fire once. Our neighbour, David Ferguson, a young child at the time, set it on fire playing with matches. The fire department did come , but the building was saved with minor damage.


  5. Steve Bennett
    April 11, 2023 @ 3:33 pm

    Does anyone have information on the Dodd family that lived in the village when it was known as Dodd’s Corners. My mother was a Dodd and we owned a home nearby during the 70’s and 80’s.


  6. Robert Charlton
    December 11, 2023 @ 10:21 pm

    My mother, Della Jean Connell was born in Newbliss on April 29,1916. Her father was Delbert Orvel Connell, Cheesemaker/Newbliss, her mother’s maiden name was Ethel May Richards. Delbert eventually became a dairy inspector, visiting the numerous small cheese factories and collecting samples of the milk for testing. He later became a Dairy Instructor at the then Kemptville College of Agricultural Technology (KCAT), Kemptville on., the community in which he and Ethel retired.


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