Herman Bueckert - 1850-1937
Herman Bueckert was born July 15, 1850 to Peter Bueckert and Elizabeth Martens. He was married Dec. 10, 1872, to Sarah Driedger. She born Sept. 23, 1852 to Johann Driedger and Margaretha Rempel. Five children were born to this marriage before her death on Aug. 18, 1880.
He then married Agatha Reddekopp on Oct. 26, 1880. She was born Feb. 27, 1860. to Abram Reddekopp and Anna Letkeman.
The Bueckert family came to Canada from Russia on July 7, 1899. He initially took up a homestead near Vonda but abandoned it. In 1903 he homesteaded NW4-39-3-3 near Aberdeen.
In 1903, he broke 5 acres and cropped 0; in 1904, he broke 15 acres and cropped 20; in 1905 he broke 30 acres and cropped 35; in 1906, he broke 5 acres and cropped 55. In 1907 he owned 3 pigs, 5 cattle and 5 horses.
He did not live on his homestead but purchased 40 acres in the village of Edenberg in 1904. Here he built a frameed house valued at $600, and a pig pen, stable and granary, all valued at $250.
The Bueckerts moved from Edenberg to Neuanlage in about 1917 or 1918. They lived here until about 1932 when they moved from Neuanlage to the home of their children, the Johann Klassens. The Klassens farmed north of the village of Olgafeld (west of Aberdeen). The Klassens took care of their parents until they both died in 1937. They are both buried near Olgafeld.
The photograph was contributed by Mrs. Abram Wiebe of Gruenfeld, a granddaughter of the Bueckerts.
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