[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Mass Migration, Schadura to Brazil, 1886

Robert Radke rradke at telus.net
Sat Apr 4 12:00:51 PDT 2015

Hi Paul,

This sounds familiar.

There was a mass migration from Schaduri to Brazil sponsored by the 
Moravian Brethren Church (whence the name Bruederthal of the colony that 
they established).  The colony was not successful, owing in part to the 
unfamiliarity of the colonists with how to farm in the Brazilian 
climate.  The bad experience in Brazil led the Moravian Church to be 
extremely reluctant to have anything to do with the 1894 Moravian 
migration from Volhynia to Bruederheim in Alberta.
I have this information from a history of the Moravian Church in Alberta 
written by the late Rev. Kurt Witt of Bruederheim (to whom, as you 
probably know, we are both related by marriage).  I don't have my copy 
at hand to check the details and whether there is more information that 
I can't recall, but I don't think there is much more there. (I loaned 
the book a few years back and it hasn't returned).

I'm very interested in having a look at that passenger list.

--Bob Radke

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