The only information on Michael Ihave is what is on my first message. His family emigrated to Germany from Scotland, date unknown and he emigrated to Canada prior to 1852. We know that because his first child was born in 1852 in Washington, Ontario. Michael was born in 1824 in Germany but I do not have his parents. Did your Ignatius emigrate from Germany? The dates seem to be somewhat close so maybe they are related.