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Solving a Sawatzky Mystery
Sandra Buck writes, asking for assistance in solving her Sawatzky Mystery. She has some photos from her grandmother's photo album, but no names or dates. However, she has provided the following information about her Sawatzky relatives, which may help you to recognize a connection to your clan. Or perhaps you have met and known some of these people.
All I know about my grandmother, Katarina Sawatzky, is that she lived and married her first husband in Dunelm, Sask. She married a Jacob Krohn and he was a grain elevator operator. Jacob died tragically from blood poisoning from false teeth. He is buried in Dunelm, Sask.
My grandmother's brother arrived along with family in 1925-1926 in Dunelm, Sask.
Bernhard Sawatzky, her father, died in the living room on her couch while cutting her youngest son's hair. She had 3 children from Krohn.
Grandma had two other children illegitimately.
She later moved on into Swift Current, Sask. where she met and married her second husband, Carl Edwin Currence. Teddy was his nick name. She had two more children with him; my father, Jack Currence, and Donna Currence.
My great-grandparents immigrated from Chortitza Colony to West Reserve, Manitoba. Bernhard Sawatzky married Aganetha Driedger on 7 Aug, 1880, and had 12 children.
If you can, use the form on this page: assistance request to contact MHSS and we will forward your information to Sandra, and allow you to be in touch with her directly. (We just don't want to post anyone's email here to be snatched up by spammers).
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