[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] help with Behrend (Aberdeen, SK)

Delores Stevens deloresstevens at sasktel.net
Sun Mar 2 06:03:54 PST 2014

If she wed in 1907 or 1908 she would have been 18 or 19 years of age.  This 
was not too young to be travelling alone as that seems to be quite common at 
that time.  Is it possible this family came through Neche, ND and were 
actually married at Gretna, Manitoba.  So many of the early marriages for 
the couples that settled at Aberdeen/Bergheim district took place at Gretna. 
That may be worth a try.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Laurelei Primeau" <laurelei at telus.net>
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Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] help with Behrend (Aberdeen, SK)

> This grandmother has long been an enigma. I hope someone can help - even 
> if by offering a new angle on an old problem.
> A family history names the first wife of Edward Schindle in Aberdeen, SK 
> as "Helen Behrend", possibly transcribed as "Behruid".
> A researcher for a related branch named her as "Helen Agnes Kolmeski" 
> (totally different! - that researcher has not responded to my questions)
> A death record for another child of the family gives her name as "Elaine 
> Goloviesky"
> And a search through FamilyHistory.org gives all of the above and adds 
> "Magdalena Berudt".
> So... there are some commonalities... in the census she is referred to as 
> "Helen". I believe she's too young to be a widow, though, and she died 
> quite young as well.
> The young lady in question was born in 1889, wed about 1907 or 1908, and 
> died in 1917.
> I have not yet found any clues to her parents, who must have been 
> somewhere nearby, as she seems to young to be travelling alone.
> Saskatchewan hasn't yet indexed their marriage records (and a paid search 
> years ago yielded nothing... at least for "Behruid").
> Help?
> Thanks!
> Laurelei
> “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of 
> difference you want to make.”
> ― Jane Goodall
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