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Re: Homestead

Postby Ken7 » Dec 19th, 2017, 8:29 pm

1902 Our family arrived in Canada. My Great Grand Father was from the Ukraine, promised a piece of farm land. Upon arrival found it to be all bush.

Oh well, they did it farmed it and it is still being farmed by a cousin of mine in northern Saskatchewan. Oh and should I add, they took our customs, language and heritage away. But we are proud Canadians still.

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Re: Homestead

Postby Ptolemy Soter » Dec 19th, 2017, 9:34 pm

My mother's side arrived in the 1880s from Germania. My father's came in the early 1900s-1920s, from Poland. Both sides settled in different areas of the prairies. They farmed the land like they always did, those that weren't soldiers.

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Re: Homestead

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 19th, 2017, 9:35 pm

Ken7 wrote:1902 Our family arrived in Canada. My Great Grand Father was from the Ukraine, promised a piece of farm land. Upon arrival found it to be all bush.

Oh well, they did it farmed it and it is still being farmed by a cousin of mine in northern Saskatchewan. Oh and should I add, they took our customs, language and heritage away. But we are proud Canadians still.



Wow a fake homestead offer. That is pretty low. I gues todays rental scams are just a rehash of an older scam.
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Re: Homestead

Postby Ptolemy Soter » Dec 19th, 2017, 9:39 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:
Ken7 wrote:1902 Our family arrived in Canada. My Great Grand Father was from the Ukraine, promised a piece of farm land. Upon arrival found it to be all bush.

Oh well, they did it farmed it and it is still being farmed by a cousin of mine in northern Saskatchewan. Oh and should I add, they took our customs, language and heritage away. But we are proud Canadians still.



Wow a fake homestead offer. That is pretty low. I gues todays rental scams are just a rehash of an older scam.

It was pretty common. Guys would wait at the train stations to offer things they wouldn't provide.
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Re: Homestead

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 19th, 2017, 9:40 pm

This has become my favorite thread on here. I like listening to stories aboit how things used to be. We are truly blessed to be hand me downs from a great generation.
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Re: Homestead

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 19th, 2017, 10:04 pm

Wow a fake homestead offer. That is pretty low. I gues todays rental scams are just a rehash of an older scam.[/quote]
It was pretty common. Guys would wait at the train stations to offer things they wouldn't provide.[/quote]

There was no train in sask i. 1902. I know cuz great grand dad walked. Train arrived in kindersley. In 1905.
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Re: Homestead

Postby Catsumi » Dec 19th, 2017, 10:20 pm

On maternal side, volcanic activity destroyed (buried in ash, actually) their farmland and homes in Iceland. Off to Canada, got unbroken land near Regina, Sask., raised family (some for cannon fodder of WW2). Now known as the original pioneers.

On paternal side, Germanic, severe devaluation of currency and impending WW1, time to be off to Canada. Got land, worked themselves half to death, got lucky and successful.

Me? Had to be something better than Sask so off to B.C. where I live happily ever after. :biggrin:
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Re: Homestead

Postby Ptolemy Soter » Dec 19th, 2017, 10:45 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:Wow a fake homestead offer. That is pretty low. I gues todays rental scams are just a rehash of an older scam.

It was pretty common. Guys would wait at the train stations to offer things they wouldn't provide.[/quote]

There was no train in sask i. 1902. I know cuz great grand dad walked. Train arrived in kindersley. In 1905.[/quote]
Maybe not there, but elsewhere in the country things like that happened. Not just at train stations of course.
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Re: Homestead

Postby dirtybiker » Dec 20th, 2017, 1:41 pm

Mom's side, Ukraine to Bethune Sk, Then Yorkton. Dirt Farmers, Religious Leaders (and followers)
Teachers and... Railroad Workers.
Dad's side, Scotland - Vancouver Island, Coal Mines of great wealth and hatred.
and a drift to Pioneer in/around Moose Jaw, Sk. to tackle the Industrial and
Mechanical Revolution....and Railroad Workers..

The Railroad did unite !
"Don't 'p' down my neck then tell me it's raining!"

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Re: Homestead

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 20th, 2017, 1:51 pm

dirtybiker wrote:Mom's side, Ukraine to Bethune Sk, Then Yorkton. Dirt Farmers, Religious Leaders (and followers)
Teachers and... Railroad Workers.
Dad's side, Scotland - Vancouver Island, Coal Mines of great wealth and hatred.
and a drift to Pioneer in/around Moose Jaw, Sk. to tackle the Industrial and
Mechanical Revolution....and Railroad Workers..

The Railroad did unite !



Sure did. Without the train there is no way my grandpa would have been able to convince gramma to move out from Toronto to become a real westerner . I owe my existence to that CN line
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Re: Homestead

Postby Ken7 » Dec 20th, 2017, 2:11 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:
There was no train in sask i. 1902. I know cuz great grand dad walked. Train arrived in kindersley. In 1905.


A great Uncle of mine who was very young then wrote the family history. Copies of ship ticket etc is in book. It actually snowed in Wakaw Saskatchewan on July 1, 1902 I believe was the reference date.

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Re: Homestead

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 20th, 2017, 2:16 pm

Ken7 wrote:
Jflem1983 wrote:
There was no train in sask i. 1902. I know cuz great grand dad walked. Train arrived in kindersley. In 1905.


A great Uncle of mine who was very young then wrote the family history. Copies of ship ticket etc is in book. It actually snowed in Wakaw Saskatchewan on July 1, 1902 I believe was the reference date.




That is really cool . Pun intended.

In my 34 years. I am proud to say i have seen snow in every month.

Nice work by your uncle to make up a book like that.
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Re: Homestead

Postby Ken7 » Dec 21st, 2017, 4:05 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:

Sure did. Without the train there is no way my grandpa would have been able to convince gramma to move out from Toronto to become a real westerner . I owe my existence to that CN line



Railways that existed in Saskatchewan by 1905 are shown on this map. The additional lines that the Government of Saskatchewan had requested are also shown. The future of the province depended upon adequate rail transport and Premier Scott did everything possible to expand the network.


https://saskarchives.com/sasksettlement ... on&id=1282

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Re: Homestead

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 21st, 2017, 4:13 pm

Neat find ken. Im gonna check that page out. Thank you
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Re: Homestead

Postby Ken7 » Dec 21st, 2017, 5:16 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:Neat find ken. Im gonna check that page out. Thank you


http://www.prairie-towns.com/

This is another good one. Enjoy!

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