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Posted by: J. Blais Benoit (ID *****7987) Date: May 27, 2007 at 06:16:54
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UNRUH, Heinrich / Katherine BOLDT / Katharina HARDER - Halbstadt to Kuban to Lucky Lake, Sask. Canada.
Heinrich Unruh was born Oct. 24, 1844 in Halbstadt, Ukraine, near the Old Colony of Molotschna. Don't know his parents' names but they came from somewhere in Prussia. In the 1860s, the family moved to Wohldemfuerst (Welicochiaschescoje, a Mennonite village in this area), in the Province of Stawropol in South Russia (the Kuban). Wohldemfuerst was established between 1864 and 1866 on the left bank of the Kuban River near the present city of Krasnodar.

Heinrich Sr. and his first wife, Katherine Boldt, had three girls (names unknown) and one son, Heinrich Jr. Don't know anything at all about them.

His second wife, Katharina Harder, (born on Sept. 23, 1852) came from Halbstadt, Ukraine. Don't know when they were married. They had two children: Therese and David Heinrich, both born in Wohldemfuerst; Therese on July 3, 1891 and David on Mar. 19, 1894.

Therese (Theresa) married Johann Reimer in Wohldemfuerst, Russia on Aug. 13, 1911. David married Olga (Regier) on Sept. 2, 1918 (she was 25, he was 24) in Russia and remained with the First Mennonite Church after their marriage.

Both of the children from the second marriage emigrated to Canada: David and Olga and three children went to Herbert, Saskatchewan (Lucky Lake) in 1924, and Theresa and Johann and three children went to La Rivière, Manitoba in 1926.
In 1926, the UnRuh's settled in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan. David received his Canadian citizenship in 1935, and Olga hers on May 16, 1953. In 44 years of marriage, David and Olga UnRuh had 12 children (4 daughters and 8 sons) and 28 grandchildren.

In 1930, the Reimer's left La Rivière, Manitoba and settled in Sardis, British Columbia, ending up in Vancouver. They had 4 children (2 daughters and 2 sons): Lina, Gerta, Nicholas and John.

I have the present day information, but not much on the early history. Can anyone help?

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