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Updated December 13, 2010

Alvin Mierau

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We are researching are: MIERAU, STOBBE, PENNO, NICKEL, SPERLING ,WELLS, WURTZ,NEUMAN and the Peter Martens family who live (lived) in Neu Samara Russia.

My grandparents, David and Susanna Mierau, along with my father Henry Mierau, and siblings, immigrated to Canada in 1925. They immigrated from Gnadenfeld, Molotschna Colony. Prior to Gnadenfeld they had lived for some years (1910 to 1920) in the UFA Colony, approximately 1500km south easterly of Moscow, Russia.

We are related to the Mierau's in Reedley,Kingsburg,and Fresno, California. We are also related to the Mierau's that are from the Henderson, Nebraska area. I am also related to Lauren Friesen who works at the University of Michigan. His mother (a Mierau) is linked to my Mierau lineage as well.

My ancestry ties back to a Peter Mierau, born 1810. Some of his siblings moved to Nebraska. Some of those Nebraska descentants eventually landed up in Langham, Saskatchewan.

My mother's ancestry can be viewed by scrolling down and selecting Katherine Klassen. My grandmother on my mother's side was a Stobbe. When her husband Aaron Klassen passed away she married a Jakob Nickel.

We are also researching my wifes ancestry, the PENNO family that came from Zhitomir in the 1920s. They were Lutheran. We would appreciate hearing from any Penno family that are researching their Penno roots.

March 2006. My father passed away at the age of 94 1/2 yrs 2 yrs ago. We are now going through his many photographs, including the ones they took on a trip to Neu Samara Russia in 1975. Of interest to us is the Peter Martens family that married into the Stobbe line. I have images of Peter Martens family over a 20 year period but do not have an address of where they are living. I do know they have grandchildren in Germany as I found a photograph of Peter and his wife taken in 1997, "visiting the grandchildren in Germany". If anyone recognizes these people, and knows where we can contact them,or their children, we would appreciate hearing from you as to their current address.
(January 2009 images have been removed)

März 2006. Vor mein Vater überschritt weg am Alter von 94 1/2 Jahre 2 Jahren. Wir laufen jetzt seine vielen Fotographien, einschließlich die durch, die sie Neu Samara Rußland 1975 auf einer Reise nahmen. Vom Interesse zu uns ist die Peter Marderfamilie, die in die STobbe Linie verband. Ich habe, Bilder der Peter Marderfamilie über einen 20-Jahr-Zeitraum aber habe nicht eine Adresse von, der sie leben. Ich weiß, daß sie die Enkelkinder in Deutschland, wie ich eine Fotographie von Peter und seine Frau, die 1997 genommen wurde fand, "die Enkelkinder in Deutschland besuchend" haben. Wenn jedermann diese Leute erkennt und weiß, wo wir ihnen oder mit ihren Kindern in Verbindung treten können, würden wir Hörfähigkeit von Ihnen hinsichtlich ihrer gegenwärtigen Adresse schätzen.
Ich habe mehr Bilder und Anmerkungen, die auf meiner persönlichen Web site an bekanntgegeben werden

Family Photos

  • Peter Martens family - Samara Russia (72 KB)
    We would appreciate any one that knows their current address to contact us. Posted March 2006 Wir würden irgendein schätzen, das ihre gegenwärtige Adresse kennt, um mit uns in Verbindung zu treten. Bekanntgegeben März 2006
  • Henry Mierau - May 2003 - Lanigan, Saskatchewan (45 KB)
    My father, Henry Mierau ( March 07, 1908 Ufa - October 26, 2003 Lanigan, Saskatchewan)
  • Peter Martens family 1975 - Samara Russia (42 KB)
    Older image. My parents visited these relatives in 1975. We would appreciate an address for this family
  • Alvin H. Mierau (13 KB)
    Recent photograph taken at the railway museum at Nokomis, Saskatchewan
  • David and Susanna(Sperling) Mierau-Circa1940 (9 KB)
    Susanna Sperling was born Feb 14/1881-Crimea, Tschokmak, Russia.
  • David D. Mierau, b Aug 02, 1877 (25 KB)
    High school photo. We have in our possession an original German script letter that was written by David Mierau in 1950. This letter was sent to his cousin Dr. Peter Mierau who was by this time living in Germany before immigrating to Canada in 1954. David Mierau states in this letter that he was born in Furstenwerder Village, Molotschna, Russia. Dr. Peter Mierau and my grandfather were doing family research during those times. I obtained that letter, along with other important documents, from Dr. Peter Mierau on February 25, 1997. Translation was provided by Judii Rempel and Dora Epp of Calgary.
  • Anna (mierau)Toews b Mar 08, 1854 (5 KB)
    Wife of David Mierau b Jan 26, 1852
  • David MIERAU b Jan 26, 1852 (6 KB)
    Husband of Anna TOEWS b March 09, 1854 Father of David MIERAU b Aug 02, 1877

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