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. The Pfeifer family
settled in the village of Ciucurova. 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 Constanza province. He would not accept the 5
sons of Jacob Pfeifer so they were put in foster homes. 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. About
1920-21, 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
Erman 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 from the Big Stick
Lake district, Grandma Muske went to live with the Fredrick 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 Erman, and placed on her grave in the Rosenfeld Baptist
Cemetery (Golden Prairie).
Source: Grenz von Gueldendorf book.