Abriß über die St. Peters-Pfarrei und Anlegung der Kolonien Rastadt,
Katharinenthal und Speyer
verfaßt von Hochw. Pater H. Metzger bei Gelegenheit des 40-jährigen
Jubiläums der ersten Ansiedler, 1930, 56 pages, softcover, German
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to make
available this valuable publication on the history of the St. Peters
Parish at the 40th anniversary of the first settlers Geschichtlicher
Abriß über die St.Peters-Pfarrei. The colonies of Rastadt, Katharinental
and Speyer are located southeast of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
They were founded by Catholic Black Sea Germans who immigrated to
southern Saskatchewan from the Catholic Beresan District villages
of Rastadt, Katharinental and Speyer, south Russia (today Ukraine).
This publication contains not only pictures of the villages but
also of the settlers themselves like the Eberles, Resch, Frey, Selinger,
etc. According to the Archbishop of Regina, "this will be a valuable
reminder, I am sure, of a busy missionary work..." Numerous names
are listed. Besides the history, there is also a separate chapter
of the parish work with pictures of various priests, like Fr. Metzger.
Chapters on the Lourdes-Grotto with donors and their amounts, school
system, associations, and finally a listing of the first deceased
with their death dates.
This publication is in an old German typesetting.
Geschichtlicher Abriß über die St. Peters-Pfarrei
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