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Looking for Rempel's and Wirgau's in Manitoba
Posted by: Sheila Louise (Hilsabeck) Wright (ID *****1387) Date: April 09, 2005 at 01:30:32
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Looking for decendants of Gottfried and Olga Rempel who came to Canada from Poland on May 5, 1929 at Halifax, NS on the ship Vollendam, Holland American. They, and 3 children at that time, settled in Manitoba. I know there are some Rempel's and Wirgau's in/around Steinbeck and Winnipeg, as I met some of you when I was a kid, in about 1982 when my dad, Nana Mary and myself came to visit some of you living in Steinbeck.

My grandmother was Marja (Mary) Evelyn Rempel (she passed away last month). She had a brother named Benjamin, and another named Joe (among others, but I don't know their names).

Gottfried Rempel (to my knowledge) died in about 1933 in a sawmill accident.

Olga Rempel remarried a while later to Frank? Wirgau (who had several children from a previous marriage, one being Marg Wirgau who married Henry Klymchuck). Frank and Olga had some 6 or 8 children together as well.

There is also some connection to Flin Flon, MB as well.
Anyone out there related or have any information on the families?
Sheila Louise (Hilsabeck) Wright

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