Estevan- St Peter's-Memories of Rose Gesell, pre 1936

St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada

These are Memories, saved by my Aunt, Rosalie (Rose) Barbara Gesell,
b- Nov 14, 1906, in Neudorf, Saskatchewan
d- Feb 2, 1936, at the Wicklow House, in Estevan Saskatchewan.
Buried in Estevan City Cemetery

She left a scrapbook full of clippings and pictures, of various items in SE Saskatchewan.

Rose Gesell as a young girl


Lutheran Mission Festival
Held at Vergatzes, July 24, 1927

The Whole Congregation, July 24, 1927

The Lutheran Choir, July 24, 1927


Rose Gesell, 1928


Rose Gesell, Mar 10, 1929


Young People's Convention Aug 15-17, 1930 in Regina


Reunion Service Invitation, Mar 25, 1931, signed by Leo Krueger

Rose Gesell and Leo Krueger Apr 12, 1931


Christmas Church Service 1932, page 1-3

Chairman Young People's Society Invitation
To the Annual Confirmed Classes, March 15, 1932, Rev. David R. Ludwig signed it.


Rev. David R. Ludwig Letter, Mar 31, 1933


Newspaper clip, Reunion Service, Mar 29, 1934

Reunion service letter Mar 20, 1934, sent by Rev David R. Ludwig


Christmas Service, Dec 25, 1935, page 1-3

Rev. A. E. Koslowsky Letter, Mar 25, 1935

The next photo is from the Estevan Mercury, printed Jan 19, 1977

May 31, 1940, a Play “The Man From Nowhere
Was performed by the St Peter's Young People Society of Estevan.
My Aunt Emilie Backman, nee Gesell, was in the play.
Other members of the cast-
Laverna Grube, Allan Jahn, Rev. Winter, Einar Fagerheim,
Mary Bachynski (Fagerheim), Dora Jahn, LeAnder Grube,
Melvin Myers, Milton Berdahl, Heinz Phfesterer, Mable Goetjen (Fryk)
Photo was submitted to the Estevan Mercury, by Mrs. Mary Bachynski, nee Fagerheim.
Sorry I can't read the Photographer's name, to give them credit.

Page created April 6, 2008, re-created and moved to this new server, June 20, 2017

My Main St. Peter's Home Page- Estevan St. Peter's Lutheran Church History
Pastors of St. Peters Lutheran Church
Church Dedication, 1964
50th Anniversary of St. Peter's, 1969
Mortgage Burning, 1978
75th Anniversary of St. Peter's, 1994
Women's Mission Circle History
My Memories of St Peter's
Memories of Rose Gesell, pre 1936


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