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Johann Dyck 1874-1932
Johann Dyck was born Nov. 12, 1874, to Jacob Dyck and Margaretha Friesen. He came to Manitoba with his parents from Russia on the S.S. Peruvian. This ship arrived in Quebec City on July 13, 1875. The Dycks then settled, at Rosenort, Manitoba.
He married Katharina Neufeld on Nov. 17, 1895. She was born Dec. 13, 1874, to Herman Neufeld and Maria Knelson. The Neufelds had come to Canada on the S.S. Canadian on July 19, 1875. They settled at Hochfeld, Manitoba.
Johann Dyck moved to Hochfeld, Sask. (west of Hague) in 1899. He homesteaded NW 34-Tp 41-R4 W3.
In 1899, he broke 15 acres and cropped 0; in 1900, he broke 18 acres and cropped 15; in 1901, he broke 18 acres and cropped 33; in 1902, he broke acres and cropped 51.
In 1899, he owned 5 horses and 2 cows. Johann built an 18x28 log house valued at $20 in the village of Hochfeld. He also built a stable and dug a well valued at $100.
Mr. Dyck served the Hochfeld village and surrounding area as a caskemaker. For many years he was confined to a wheelchair.
His wife died on Oct. 8, 1920. Since there were no old folks homes or nursing homes, the children took care of their aging or sick parents. Johann's children also took care of their father. A track was secured to the ceiling of the Dyck home so that Mr. Dyck could be put in a sling and maneuvered a bit easier. Johann died Aug. 25, 1932.
Photo can be credit to Mrs. Jacob Wiebe, Warman, who is a granddaughter of the Dycks.
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