GRENZ FAMILY TREE

 

Jacob Hermann

Jacob Hermann, farmer, his wife, Karolina and their four children, sailed from Bremen, Germany, on the S.S. Lahn.  They arrived in New York on 13 April 1893.  Their last place of residence was Gross Liebenthal Russia, and their destination was Calumet MD.  Catherina Hermann, age 67 also was listed ans was probably Jacob's mother.  They were traveling together with Gottfried Grenz, his wife, Katherina Heberle, and family.

Notes:  Per Grenz van Gueldendorf page 112:  because ware was scarce they moved from the Venturia, ND area to a homestead 7 miles NW of the present site of Gackle in 1897.  Their land - SW 1/4 sec 14, Twp. 137, range 68 - was in the Germania Township of Stutsman Co.  They helped to build the Bloomenfeld Baptist Church and donated the land for the cemetery.  Mail for the Bloomenfeld community was brought from Medina, ND, the nearest town before a new town, Gackle, was established in 1903.

 

 

Karolina Grenz

          Per Grenz von Gueldendorf Book, page 121, Karoline immigrated to Romania with her husband Jacob Pfeifer in 1881, probably in the fall, since youngest son born the end of August 1881, was still born in Gueldendorf.  Perhaps they moved because a serious shortage of land had developed around the older settlements in South Russia.  Many people from the Bessarabian colonies and those who migrated from the province of Odessa gave the reason for going to the Dobrudscha, an eastern area of Romania, as the search for land.  page 122:  The Pfeifer family settled in the village of Ciucurova (Tschukurow).  It was here that their youngest child and only daughter was born (Caroline).  Ciucurova was located in a Slavic valley 7 kilometers southeast of Atmadscha.  Jacob was a farmer.  The five horses he owned all became sick and died.  One of the horses had bitten Jacob and 5 days later he also died.  The widowed Karoline Pfeifer remarried to Georg Krieg who was a widower.  He emigrated from Gueldendorf with his family around 1881 to settle in Kodschalie in Canstanza province.  he would not accept the 5 sons of Jacob Pfeifer so they were put in foster homes.  page 123:  at various times before 1900, all of the Pfeifer sons emigrated to the USA.  Karoline was married to Georg Krieg 11 years when she was widowed a 2nd time.  Karoline married her 3rd husband, a widower by the name of Daniel Nuske**, in 1898 and they and her three daughters by Georg Krieg, Friederika 21, Rosina 19, and Katharina 16, sailed from Bremen to Baltimore on the S.S. Chemnitz arriving on 28 March 1908.  They were listed as being from Jukorowa, Romania.  Their destination was Anamoose, North Dakota.  In June 21, 1910, they continued on to Canada to settle there with some other families from Romania.  (page 124).  About 1920 -1921, a son-in-law Karl Feigner, married to a Nuske daughter, visited Canada and urged Daniel and Karoline to come to Oregon.  It sounded good and they moved.  The Feigners were 7th Day Adventists and Daniel Nuske was a devout Baptist.  Daniel died in Oregon 15 Dec 1926, and Karoline was no longer welcome.  She stayed with several of her children, but none of these arrangements worked well.  She returned to Canada because Daniel Nuske had not sold his homestead quarter section in The Big Stick Lake community in Saskatchewan.  Her daughters Caroline Ermann and Rosa Krieg Kandt, were still in the same area now known as Golden Prairie.  A Small house was built for Grandma Nuske on the farm of her son-in-law John Kandt.  She spent her time helping care for the children.  John Kandt, too, was 7th Day Adventist and Karoline joined the Adventist Church on March 15, 1933.  When John Kandt family moved away form the Big Stick Lake district, Grandma Nuske went to live with the Frederick Erman family and it was here that she spent the last 5 years of her life.  A cement marker bearing her name was made by grandson, Jacob Ermann, and placed on her grave in the Rosenfeld Baptist Cemetery (Golden Prairie).                                                                                                      Per www.Extraction:  Buried Rural Municipality of Big Stick #141 Saskatchewan, Canada

** Per Grenz van Gueldendorf book, page 123:  D. Nuszke is recorded as on of the immigrants from South Russia to settle in the village of Tschukurow (also spelled Ciucurova) in the years from 1859 to 18969.  He was a farmer and  PRIMAR, a man appointed by the government to manage the community affairs of a village.  We would call him a mayor.  Daniel too was widowed and had children by a previous marriage.

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