Leader, Saskatchewan

Includes the following communities: 
Leader, Saskatchewan
Prussia, Saskatchewan
Mendham, Saskatchewan
Westerham, Saskatchewan
Estuary, Saskatchewan

Homesteaders began arriving in large numbers in 1907; most were German immigrants from southern Russia. In 1913, the Canadian Pacific Railway came through the area and the village of Prussia was incorporated.

In 1917, anti-German sentiment prompted the inhabitants to change its name to Leader.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled there:

Blehm from Straßburg
Deering from Norka
Deines from Kratzke
Dorn from Walter
Dorsch from Wiesenmüller
Elsasser from Galka
Frank from Galka
Fuchs from Hussenbach
Heddinger from Dietel
Holstein from Galka
Keil from Galka
Konschuk from Yagodnaya Polyana
Mai / May from Holstein & Kratzke
Meier from Dobrinka
Morasch from Yagodnaya Polyana
Riehl from Neu-Weimar
Rossman from Frank
Schick from Galka
Schimpf from Galka
Schmunk from Rosenberg
Stricker from Rosenberg
Wunsch from Galka


The Encyclopedia of Sasketchewan (online)

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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