Wilhelm Wiebe 1870-1932
Wilhelm Wiebe was born June 28, 1870, to Jacob Wiebe and Katharine Rempel. He came with his parents to Canada from Russia in the 1870s and settled in the Winkler, Manitoba area.
He married Gertrude Bueckert on Dec. 18, 1902. She was born Nov. 11, 1882, to Herman Bueckert and Agatha Reddekopp. The Bueckerts came to Canada in 1899 and lived at Edenberg, (near Aberdeen, Sask.)
Wilhelm Wiebe obtained entry on J,uly 4, 1900, for his homestead SW 3O-39-3-w3. He purchased a 40 acre village plot in Blumenheim (east of Osler) in l901. In April 1901, he built a 16x26 framed house in Blumenheim, valued at $300. He also built a framed stable, 16x30, and granary, 20x30, valued at $125. He married a year after his move to Blumenheim.
In 1901, he broke 42 acres and cropped 18; in 1902, broke 38 acres and cropped 60; in 1903, he broke 10 acres and cropped 90: In 1904, he owned 6 horses, 6 horned cattle and 6 pigs.
Wilhelm died on Dec. 3, 1932. Mrs. Wiebe and some of her children moved to Mexico 1948 together with a group of other Mennonites, led by Altester Johann Loeppky. She died in 1964 and is buried in Mexico.
The photo was contributed by Mrs. Abram Wiebe, Gruenfeld, a niece of the Wiebes.
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