Posted By:Eileen Wilson
Subject:Re: Grandmother Keefner
Post Date:November 14, 2013 at 07:15:15
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1916 Canadian Census
Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Keefner, Peter, Head, aged 40, b. Hungary, German, Lutheran, immigrated 1908, naturalized 1911, farmer
Keefner, Julia, Wife, aged 38, b. Hungary, German, Lutheran, immigrated 1908
Keefner, Lizzie, Adopted Daughter, aged 11, b. Hungary, German, Lutheran, immigrated 1908

They were ethnic Germans from the old Austro-Hungarian empire. Today, their place of birth could be in any one of a half dozen countries. My father was also an ethnic German born in Hungary.

Name: Peter Keefner
Death Year: 1949
Burial City: Glenbain, Saskatchewan, Canada

The 1911 census has Lizzie born in the US, coming to Canada in 1905 with Peter & Julia. Ditto for the newly released 1921 Canadian Census.

I found a Peter Kuefner (or "u" with an umlaut over it) arriving in Philadelphia in 1903, aged 26, a blacksmith by trade, last of Moramorsk (?), bound for his uncle, Friedrich Sattelmayer, Roanoke, Illinois. This is near Peoria.

This might give you some idea of where Lizzie was born. I would be interested in seeing when Julia arrived. Maybe getting Peter's naturalization records would provide some information.