Bashaw, Alberta

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Bashaw, Alberta

Bashaw began as a rural area called South Red Deer Lake, and Volga German settlers (among other German groups) began settling in the are in the mid-1890s.       

In 1910, the Grand Trunk Railway Company built a line of the C.P.R. through the area that connected Edmonton and Calgary. A number of new towns sprang up along this line, and one of them was the town of Bashaw.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have lived in and around Bashaw:

Beisel from Dreispitz
Langlitz from Yagodnaya Polyana
Luft from Yagodnaya Polyana
Scheuerman from Yagodnaya Polyana

- Bashaw Cemetery (

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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