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Fredrick Carl Rahn Wisconsin to Alberta Canada
Posted by: James Rahn (ID *****7066) Date: December 01, 2010 at 18:17:05
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I am seeking information on my grandfather, Fredrick Carl Rahn, who, according to the information I have, came to Alberta, Canada (possibly with 2 or 3 other brothers) in the early 1900s to work on the Northern Alberta Railroad and to homestead.

My grandfather was born in 1905 and was apparently from somewhere in Wisconsin. The family in Wisconsin was supposed to have been involved in some type of mining business. He married Regina Schaeffer (unsure of exact spelling), born in 1909 and homesteaded in the Coronation, Alberta area in the 1920's and moved north to the Cross Lake (Steele Lake), Alberta area to escape the drought on the prairies in the lower part of Alberta in the early 1930s.

My grandparents had 5 children, Laura (Compton), William "Bill" (my father), Freda, Hertha (Yaroschuk) and Marjorie.

Two of the siblings I believe might have been named Richard and Edward and the third may have been named Carl or Karl. I believe 2 of the brothers may have moved to British Columbia sometime between 1920 and 1960.

Any information would be appreciated.
Thanks

Jim Rahn
Edmonton Alberta Canada



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