Well I found them. He names his father as George C. Oicle and mother as Martha Ellen Smith. Now one thing you find out very quickly when researching the German/Swiss settlers of Lunenburg County is their habit of going by their middle names.
I checked the 1901 Census which can be accessed free atwww.automatedgenealogy.com
After searching Halifax County I found the following family in Smith Cove, Halifax Co. The name has been mistranscibed as Oleles but a look at the original record confirmed that it is probably Oicle
District #33, Halifax, Smith Cove P-1, Page 13
Neil Oleles, male, head, born Jan 17, 1839
Ellen Oleles, wife, born May 1, 1840
Edgar A Oleles, son born Oct 22, 1880
Since Martha’s middle initial was E, it was certainly possible that this Ellen was her but that left the mystery of “Neil”
I found the same family on the 1891 Census as follows. Here again the name has been mistranscribed, this time as
Cornelias Siele age 49
Ellen Siele age 50
Estala Siele age 16 (Estella ?)
Edghill Siele, age 15
Willabie Siele age 13
Edgar Siele age 11
Nettie Siele age 9
All the above is “circumstantial evidence” but I found corroboration on the NS Vital Stat site which can be accessed free atwww.novascotiagenealogy.ca
The death certificate of Edgehill Austin Oicle can be found there
Halifax Co Deaths Reg Year 1956, page 4694
It states that Edgehill died age 80 and was the son of George Cornelius Oicle born in Bridgewater and Martha Ellen Smith born in Mosher River. Informant was his daughter. So George C. on Edgar’s marriage record was actually George Cornelius and Cornelius became the “Neil” on the 1901 Census.
At the above website I also found the marriage of Cornelius Oicle bachelor and Martha Ellen Nickerson, widow. They were married in August 19, 1873. The record states that Cornelius was born in Bridgewater son of Henry.
You can probably find much more on the family at the Nova Scotia Genealogy site. You may need to download a viewer program which is free onsite to see the actual record.