Not sure if you are the Peter Ellwand I went to school with in Ryhope, Co Durham ,way back when, and who emigrated to Canada? I stumbled across this website seaching for some of my granparents brothers and sisters, and as I couldn't find what I was looking for, decided to look at other surnames. I have been living in South Africa for over 30 years, divorced now, with one married son who is in Sydney.
I hope you have managed to re-establish contact with your relatives. I shall carry on looking for my own. However, if you are one and the same Peter from St Patrick's, it would be nice to hear from you