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Isaak Schmidt, 1864

Isaak Schmidt born 1864

Isaak Schmidt was born May 6, 1864, to Solomon Schmidt and Maria Fehr. His wife was Justina Janzen, born Nov. 8, 1863, the daughter of Johan Janzen and Elizabeth Driedger. Isaak Schmidt married Justina Janzen on July 9, 1882.

Isaak Schmidt came to Canada with his parents on the S.S. Circassian, which arrived in Quebec City on Oct. 29, 1876. His wife came to Canada with her parents, the Johan Janzens, on the S.S. Canadian. This ship arrived in Quebec City on July 19, 1875. Both families homesteaded in southern Manitoba in the village of Blumenfeld.l

Isaak also took up a homestead in 1895 and settled at Neuaniage, Sask. His homestead was SE 24, Tp. 40, R 4, W3.

In 1895, he broke 15 acres and cropped 0. In 1896 he broke 15 acres and cropped 15. In 1897, he broke 12 acres and cropped 30. In 1898, he broke 8 acres and cropped 42. In 1899, he broke 0 and cropped 50.

In 1895, he owned five head of cattle and two horses. He built a house in the village of Neuaniage, 16x18, valued at $200. He also owned a stable and a well worth $60.

Isaak Schmidt did not live in; the village of Neuanlage very long. He helped to found the; village of Reinland in 1898. His famly later moved to the Swift Current area. After his death, his wife married Johan Dyck and moved to Mexico.

The photo credit to Isaac Siemens, Warman. His mother was ... [text cut off].

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