[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Connection found in Westlock, AB Canada

Mauricio Norenberg mauricio.norenberg at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 22:59:46 PDT 2015

Hi Michaelle,

I did think about it but wanted to give a try on the list first, as we are
more into the German-Russians subject.

Wellington, New Zealand

On 10 April 2015 at 17:50, Michaelle McDonald <mam at mcdonald-partners.com.au>

> Hi Mauricio
> Did you try leaving a message for Linda Morgan who put the photo up on the
> site?  There is a link to her e-mail address.  She may be able to access
> the cemetery records for a contact, or know who can.
> That's all very exciting for you.
> Michaelle Krause McDonald
> Australia
> -----Original Message----- From: Mauricio Norenberg
> Sent: Friday, April 10, 2015 2:46 PM
> To: ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org
> Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Connection found in Westlock, AB Canada
> Hi list
> Regarding the discussion of Volhyians in Brazil then Canada, I have just
> found a strong lead that I am pretty confident will restore a 100 years old
> lost connection.
> My grandma always commented about a Henschke that used to exchange letters
> with her and her family back in the day. She always wanted to reconnect.
> Before she died in 2003, she left a note with his name: Reinhold Henschke,
> son of her aunt.
> I found out her auntie was Christine Norenberg, who married Gottlieb
> Norenberg, had a son called Reinhold in 1891 in Volhyina (ROZ).
> I had tried Ancestry.com\Findagrave search many times before so was a
> surprise to find Reinhold's grave just a few days ago:
> http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=119722841
> Westlock seems to be close to Edmonton. Anyone here from Edmonton?
> I wonder if anyone here would be able to find out who looks after
> Reinhold's grave, I take it would be fairly easy to know where are his
> relatives?
> Anyone keen to volunteer on contacting them for me and perhaps visit them
> if they live near your place? The reason I am asking is because I'm a bit
> cautious about phoning them, I had experiences of people thinking it's a
> scam and also I don't want to scare them away.My Brazilian accent doesn't
> help either.
> Basically I just need to know who are Reinhold's parents for a start.
> I am pretty excited that this would be a reunion and perhaps they will have
> a whole new world of information from my ancestors.
> Kind Regards
> Mauricio
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