Friedenstal, Alberta

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Friedenstal, Alberta
History: 

Friedenstal was founded in 1910 by Peters Gans and Lewis Flath. German immigrants settled in and around Friedenstal. They came directly from Germany, from the Bessarabian colonies, and from Volga German colonies.

Volga German Congregations: 

In 1911, under the leadership of Rev. A Biehler O.M.I. a small chapel was built in Friedenstal to serve the Roman Catholic members of the surrounding community. In 1921, Father William Ebert lead the constrction of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Friedenstal. The St. Boniface parish was closed in the 1970s, but the church building is still maintained.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families settled in and around Friedenstal:

Boos from Ober-Monjou
Dechant from Ober-Monjou
Gerk
Kronewitt from Ober-Monjou
Schneider

Volga Colonies: 

Pre-Volga Origin

The original log church in Friedenstal from 1913-1920.
Source: Catholic Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan.

St. Boniface Catholic Church in Friedenstal.
Source: Hubert Brooks.

Interior of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Friedenstal.
Source: Catholic Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan.

Volga Colonies

Latitude: 49.800000
Longitude: 9.000000