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.
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.
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.