GAMEO notes that “Later Canadian restrictions have, however, caused some Amish to return to the United States.This has caused most Ontario Amish settlements to remain at one to two church districts (congregations)” (see ).Amish have had a presence in Canada since the 1800s, with the Milverton settlement one of the oldest Amish communities in North America (over 180 years in existence).
Today, the Amish population in Canada stands at nearly 5,000.
The Canadian Amish population ranks 11th among all states and provinces, between Illinois (10th) and Minnesota (12th) (see Amish Studies web site and ).
In return for getting settlers to open up the land, he received an enormous amount of land for his own use.
He was also commissioned addition grants that covered in all about 28 townships with 618,000 acres of the Western Peninsula along the Lake Erie shore, south of the Thames River to Lake Erie and from Windsor in the West to all most Long Point in the East.
Talbot was granted Five Thousand acres of land on the condition of conveying fifty acres out of every two hundred to an actual settler.