133 years ago today, during what might have been another heatwave (as it is now)
Peter Deer died of sunstroke.
He spent his life in the Six Nations Reserve
and lies in the Mohawk Chapel Burying Ground.
Nothing more is known about his life.
The church was built in 1786, but didn't have a resident minister until 1827. Unfortunately, all the burial records were destroyed in a fire in 1903
(plaque, erected 1984 by Her Majesty The Queen)
for signs, signs