Any new info about Parmellia Nicholls?

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I am Parmellia Nicholls great-great-granddaughter.  She is a mystery woman.  I wonder where she met her husband and how they came to be in Canada for the wedding of her daughter Parmellia Sophia Nicholls to James H Mullin, in Wingham, Ontario.  Any information appreciated.  Not sure if this helps but family rumour was that she was Jewish and that her name had been Fischer.
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Good morning,  Family Search shows a Parmellia Nicholls in the 1901 Ontario Census that also indicates an 1845 birthdate and immigration.  At, entering just the first name and the birthdate brings up a family tree for a Parmellia Wright b in 1845 in Illinois.  There are a few other Parmellias but in looking at the trees, most are married to someone other than Joseph Nicholls.  Parmellia Wright's tree information ends with an entry indicating this Parmellia (whose mother was also name Parmellia) lived in Illinois in 1850.
by Joan Nicholls G2G Crew (300 points)
Thanks very much.  You have located the correct lady I think - but we did not have any information that she ever lived in Illinois.  I have just posted another question about her husband Joseph Nicholls.  He is the real mystery because he says he is "from England" yet never specifies exactly where.  Also, he gives parents' names as Sophia Hudson and Thomas NIcholls of "England" - yet there is no such couple with a son named Joseph.  I had a geneaology friend in England try to locate them.  I suspect he might have come up from the US but preferred not to say so on official documents.  Or he may have been from Germany or Russia with excellent English and a good education.  We found that Permillia and he were still living in London, Ontario as recently as 1903 when their daughter was married.

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