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Osler Community Cemetery

Name of R.M.: Corman Park No. of R.M.: 344
Name of Cemetery: Osler Community Cemetery
Name of Community: Osler Community
Name of Church and Denomination: Mostly Mennonite Burials
Condition of Cemetery: Well cared for, and preserved as a Heritage Site
Approximate No. of burials: 90, with one unmarked grave.
Ownership: Preserved by the Municipality
Legal Land Location: Se 20-39-4, W3rd inside Osler town.
Submitted by: John P. Nickel
Date: 01 July 1996

 

Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan

Annual Meeting, January 19 - 20, 1996.

Osler, Sask.

Brief History of Osler and District:

Cemeteries are very much part and parcel of the history of any community, and Osler is no exception. Here are a few highlights of the history of your community, which I am sure most of you already know from your massive book, recently published. The following events are taken from Hella Banman’s booklet, Bits and Pieces.

The railroad from Regina came through here in 1890 over land surveyed by the brokerage and investment firm of Osler, Hammond and Nanton*. A small station was built and named after Edmund Osler in 1892.

Some of the early Mennonite pioneers who came here were Cornie R. Driedger, Isaac Loewen, Abe Martens, Henry Neudorf, Cornelius Hein, the mdwide Mrs. Kasdorf, Johann Neufeld , J.J. Boldt, and many others. A non-Mennonite German by the name of Adolph Rostek from East Prussia settled here in 1905 and became a grain buyer for the next 47 years.

Some of the early businessmen were:

Isaac Loewen owned and managed the first general store;

Isaac P. Friesen started a hardware store here in 1909;

Frank Bergen was a barber in Osler for 53 years.

Talking about schools, the first one (which didn’t have a name), was built in the early 1900’s. Then came Rosalind, Labbase (which was later called Rheinland), Embury, Renfrew and Neuhorst.

An outstandstanding citizen of Osler was David Boldt, born in Altona, Kansas who moved here at a young age to start farming, and married Anne Ens. He successfully ran in several provincial elections and became minister of Highways under the Ross Thatcher government, serving as MLA from 1965 to 1971. It was under his ministry that highway no. 11 was rebuilt from Saskatoon, greatly improving transportation.

Now we came to the part which I treasure the most - churches and cemeteries. The Osler village church and the Rheinland church and school were one of the first places of worship. The Rheinland cemetery is still in use; it had 109 grave sites when I recorded the names. Unfortunately, only 49 of the graves had headstones. Many of the burials were infants and young children, and mothers in their thirties who may have died in childbirth, a fairly common occurrence in the early days.

Another early cemetery was Hochfeld, locate about seven miles north and west of Hague. There is no church there any more, but the cemetery has a sign that says, ESTABLISHED 1897, and is very well looked after. It had 196 graves when I saw it in May 1994, but like most cemeteries, has only 53 marked graves, which amounts to only a little more than 25 percent of all graves recorded.

In the early days when there were no cemeteries, many burials were done in school yards, gardens or fields. Two years ago I located the family burial grounds of the Fehr and Hamm families located about five or six miles north off Highway 11, just east of the highway on Dyck road. When I dropped in at Bill and Margaret Fehr’s in Hague, they told me a most interesting story. All on his own Bill cleaned up the cemetery, fenced it in, and erected a large marble slab with the names of about 25 relatives and famiy members. He even got permission to build an access road to this little cemetery so it could be easily visited. I wonder, are there any private cemeteries like this around Osler? It would be interesting to hear your comments.

John P. Nickel

April 2002 - revisions received.

*From: "Harry Sanders" <sanderhk@cadvision.com>To: mierau, Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 9:52 PMSubject: Osler cemetery
I have a correction for your site on Osler, Saskatchewan. Osler, Hammond and Nanton was a brokerage and investment firm, not an engineering firm.Otherwise, good work!Regards,Harry SandersCalgary

Rev: 4/2009

Name Birth Death Monument Inscription
Adrian, Katherine (Rempel) 21 Sep 1911 12 Apr 2000  
Adrian, Peter P. 05 Sep 1912 19 Jan 1999  
Badger, Noella Michelle   11 Feb 2005 daughter of Leonard & Marge Boldt
Banman, Henry 09 Sep 1932 23 Oct 1998  
Bartsch, Lewylln no date 06 Mar 1934 Infant
Berg, Helena 1928 1929  
Berg, Helena 1989 1928  
Berg, Sara 1893 1979  
Bergen, George 22 Jun 1912 26 Mar 1995  
Bergen, Sarah "Sally" 24 Nov 1915 12 Mar 2004 Ashes buried on George Bergen's plot
Beueckert, Isaak 1900 1979  
Bibby, Edna (Banman) 1938 1980  
Boldt, Abraham 07 Aug 1907 02 Nov 1995  
Boldt, Baby 1913 1914 Infant
Boldt, Baby Boy no date 30 Oct 1956 Infant son of Jake & Katherine Boldt
Boldt, Baby Boy no date 24 Jul 1935 Infant son of Mr & Mrs Abe Boldt
Boldt, Baby Girl no date 04 Apr 1933 Infant daughter of Mr & Mrs Abe Boldt
Boldt, Cornelius Rev. Nov 1902 Jan 2000  
Boldt, Dale David 08 Jul 1955 11 Jul 1955 Son of Dave & Anne Boldt
Boldt, David 21 Jan 1918 31 Dec 2007  
Boldt, Edith 1917 Nov 2002  
Boldt, George N. 1901 1934  
Boldt, Gertrude 1908 1981  
Boldt, Harry 10 Dec 1916 07 Sep 2006  
Boldt, Helen Jan 1906 05 Oct 2001  
Boldt, Helena (Epp) 1887 1932  
Boldt, Henry 29 Apr 1901 07 Mar 1989  
Boldt, Henry K. 1894 1950  
Boldt, Hilda 05 Aug 1915 24 Aug 1915 Infant Daughter of J. & Margaret Boldt
Boldt, Isaac 06 Apr 1912 15 Oct 1989  
Boldt, Isaac 02 Jun 1905 11 Feb 1909  
Boldt, Jacob B. 1892 1968 Father
Boldt, Jacob J. (Rev) 19 Jul 1861 21 Jun 1949  
Boldt, Jacob Victor 11 Jul 1931 05 Jul 1985  
Boldt, John S. 1889 1973  
Boldt, Katherine 1910 1958 Wife of Henry Boldt
Boldt, Margaret 1897 1981 Mother
Boldt, Maria 16 Dec 1911 13 Nov 2007 Ashes buried on Rev. Cornelius Boldt plot
Boldt, Peter 1900 1965  
Boldt, Ruby Ann 1945 1963  
Boldt, Susana 25 Nov 1868 24 May 1938  
Boldt, Susie 1901 1984  
Braun, Anna 20 Jan 1909 26 Apr 1993  
Braun, Jacob P. 1887 1950  
Braun. Sara 1888 1978  
Bueckert, Agatha 27 Mar 1857 17 Feb 1938  
Bueckert, Katharina 12 May 1910 12 Sep 2003  
Bueckert, Mary J. 06 Jun 1952 07 Jun 1952 Infant
Buhler, Bernhard W. 04 Aug 1907 29 Dec 1977  
Buhler, Maria 20 Sep 1907 02 Oct 2002  
Burke, Scott Ambrose no date 04 Feb 1983 Infant
Cunningham, Margaret Pearl 04 Jan 1921 31 Oct 1968  
Derksen Dowd, Amanda Feb 1992 22 Feb 1992 Infant
Derksen Dowd, Cassandra Feb 1992 Feb 1992  
Derksen, Anna (Boldt) 24 Apr 1904 27 Aug 1995  
Derksen, Frank A. 19 Dec 1918 26 Jun 2002  
Doerksen, Mary (Fehr) 29 Jan 1919 26 Aug 1992  
Driedger, Brian Douglas no date 14 Dec 1952 Infant
Driedger, Cornelius M. 08 Nov 1891 17 Oct 1939  
Driedger, John 1934 1969  
Driedger, John S. Nov 1909 Mar 1995  
Driedger, Margaretha 1912 1974  
Driedger, Sarah 1937 1975  
Dyck, Anna 1897 1935  
Dyck, Baby Boy no date 30 May 1947 Infant son of Mr & Mrs Jacob Dyck
Dyck, Baby Girl no date 12 Nov 1948 Infant daughter of Mr & Mrs Jacob Dyck
Dyck, Ben 26 Dec 1915 08 Feb 1991  
Dyck, Bernard Dec 1869 Jul 1942  
Dyck, Bernard B. 17 Jun 1901 04 Aug 1951  
Dyck, Elizabeth 1893 1971  
Dyck, Elizabeth 17 Mar 1890 29 Nov 1964  
Dyck, Frank 15 Mar 1898 02 Mar 1974  
Dyck, Helen   04 Oct 2006 Ben Dyck Ashes
Dyck, Helena 189? 1977  
Dyck, Helena 23 Mar 1903 16 Oct 2003  
Dyck, Helena (Friesen) Aug 1898 Jan 2001  
Dyck, Herman 1876 Dec 1959  
Dyck, Isaac E. 26 Jul 1911 28 Sep 1975  
Dyck, Jacob B. 1886 1953  
Dyck, Jacob J 24 Dec 1911 25 Feb 1989  
Dyck, Jacob P. 12 Feb 1924 09 Feb 2001  
Dyck, Katharina 17 Jul 1864 07 Apr 1937  
Dyck, Katharine (Klassen) 1885 1956  
Dyck, Laurel Lynn 13 Feb 1968 05 May 1985  
Dyck, Mary 07 Feb 1912 06 Apr 1980  
Dyck, Peter no date 1937 Infant
Dyck, Peter B. 15 Mar 1928 20 Dec 2007  
Dyck, Susie 23 Mar 1907 22 Oct 2003  
Dyck. Peter P. 1883 1959  
Einarson, Denise H. no date 12 Nov 1954 Infant
Ens, Baby no date 1939 Infant child of Mr & Mrs J.J. Ens
Ens, Benjamin 05 Dec 1899 29 Nov 1983  
Ens, Bobby no date 21 Jul 1942 Infant
Ens, Franz 1844 1934  
Ens, Helene 06 Feb 1909 21 Apr 1998  
Ens, Jacob J. 24 Apr 1898 24 Sep 1976  
Ens, Mrs Franz 1853 1930  
Ens, Nettie 17 Oct 1909 18 Aug 1947  
Ens, Norman B.A. Sep 1934 Apr 1991 Pastor to Cambodians
Fast, Edna Mar 1925 Jan 1998  
Fehr, Abram 24 Dec 1921 30 Aug 1992  
Fehr, Diedrick Apr 1899 Jan 1941  
Fehr, Maria Sep 1898 Aug 1987  
Fehr, Wanda (Dyck) 09 Nov 1959 21 Oct 1987  
Friesen, Anna (Banman) 08 Feb 1904 11 Nov 1986  
Friesen, Annie (I.B. Dyck)   16 Nov 2006  
Friesen, Brenda Lee 20 Mar 1958 01 Aug 1959  
Friesen, Daniel 02 May ?? 16 Nov 1930  
Friesen, Dave Jul 1922 Sep 1997  
Friesen, David W. 1895 1970  
Friesen, Edward 11 Jan ?? 13 Jul 1936  
Friesen, Isbrand B. 1924 02 Jun 2003  
Friesen, Isbrand W. 15 Nov 1901 09 Jan 1994  
Friesen, Jacob 03 Nov 1942 07 Sep 1995  
Friesen, Jacob 1896 1938  
Friesen, Jacob J. 05 Feb 1884 17 Feb 1956  
Friesen, Janelle Lenore 23 May ?? 31 Oct 1977  
Friesen, John B. 1877 1969  
Friesen, Katharina (Siemens) 1881 1958  
Friesen, Katherina 23 Jul 1903 31 Oct 1980  
Friesen, Maria 1898 1950  
Friesen, Mary (Driedger) 1942 1975  
Friesen, William 06 Jan 1906 09 Oct 1991  
Froese, Anna 1872 1963  
Froese, Gerhard "Jerry" 09 Nov 1931 18 Aug 2003 Ashes buried on Peter/Maria Froese Plot
Froese, Maria 1901 1985  
Froese, Peter D. 1896 1959  
Giesbrecht, Anna 18 Jan 1923 08 Mar 1972  
Ginther, Jacob M. May 1946 Jan 1999  
Goertzen, Jacob T. 1897 1981  
Goertzen, Katharina (Guenther) 21 Nov 1898 29 Dec 1995  
Guenter, Edna (Froese) 06 Dec 1927 08 May 2008 Ashes buried between Peter/Maria Froese
Guenter, Leonard L. 05 Jan 1952 09 Dec 1959  
Guenther, David J. 26 Mar 1908 12 Jun 1998  
Guenther, Helena 1909 1945  
Guenther, Isaac 27 Feb 1914 14 Jun 1950  
Guenther, Isaak I. 1903 1984  
Guenther, Kathrina 1909 1978  
Guenther, Linda 01 Feb 1946 14 Nov 2001  
Heibert, Frank 28 Jun 1871 19 Apr 1945  
Hiebert, Henry F. 27 Aug 1900 25 Apr 1984  
Hiebert, Mary 23 Jan 1909 15 Aug 1993  
Hildebrandt, Anna 22 Jun 1907 17 Jul 1997  
Hildebrandt, Deidre Mary Ann 27 May 1971 18 Sep 1977  
Hildebrandt, William 05 Nov 1893 09 Jan 1978  
Infant grave no date no date  
Janzen, Delores Loiuse 18 Jul 1951 27 Aug 1978 Daughter Sister
Janzen, Elma (Kope) 08 Jun 1918 28 Jan 1994  
Janzen, Jacob 28 May 1920 11 Jul 1984  
Janzen, Melinda Anne 22 Feb 1991 26 Jul 1991  
Janzen, Peter B. 07 Jun 1912 07 Sep 1990  
Janzen, Sharon (Small) 22 May 1967 04 May 2006  
Janzen, Wesley Floyd 23 Nov 1966 07 May 2005  
Kasdorf, Anna 21 Jul 1928 21 Jun 1931  
Kasdorf, Henry 1930 1936  
Kasdorf, Isaac J. 1864 1946  
Klassen, Cornelius 1876 1936  
Krueger, Isaac 05 Aug 1925 09 Sep 2001  
Kruger, Isaac P. 1895 1994  
Kruger, Justina 1899 Mar 1994  
Kruger, Peter 07 Feb 1923 22 Feb 1988  
Lobe, Albert 1909 1980 Husband, Dad, Grandpa
Lobe, Ann 06 Feb 1909 21 Apr 1998  
Lobe, Shantelle Fae Natasha 01 Oct 1972 06 Dec 1973 Daughter of Pat & Gord Lobe
Loeppky, Helen 04 Dec 1931 19 May 1987  
Lowen, Susanna 15 Jun 1854 23 Feb 1939  
Martens, Anna 12 Dec 1904 30 Sep 1982  
Martens, Henry J. 24 Dec 1907 09 Nov 1981  
Martens, Herman P. 07 Jan 1910 14 Nov 1996  
Martens, Jacob 1905 1953  
Martens, Ruben   09 Dec 2005  
Martens, Susanna 1904 1980  
McKinnell, Judith Diane (Regier) 31 Jul 1952 14 Apr 1997  
Mierau, Baby no date 07 Aug 1914 Infant from Langham
Mierau, Baby no date 12 Jun 1918 Infant from Langham
Mierau, Baby no date 11 Apr 1920 Infant from Langham
Mierau, Susie 1890 1961 Mother
Miller, Henry Neufeld 24 Aug 1915 02 Feb 1988  
Neudorf, Anna 23 Oct 1903 25 Jan 1930  
Neudorf, Gredel 04Aug 1925 19 Jun 1929  
Neudorf, John J. 06 Sep 1899 28 Jun 1988  
Neudorf, Maria A. 18 Oct 1905 30 Jun 1970  
Neufeldt, Glen Peter 13 Jun 1965 15 Jan 1995  
Neufeldt, Herman 1945 Feb 1997  
Pauls, Mary 22 Sep 1916 09 Jul 2005  
Pauls, Melvin 27 May ?? 12 Jun 1937  
Penner, Abram no date 29 Jun 1937 Infant
Penner, Anna 1874 1954 Mother
Penner, Elizabeth 03 Feb 1926 05 May 1989  
Penner, Elizabeth 1902 1957  
Penner, John G. 1888 1905  
Penner, Katharina May 1901 Feb 2001  
Penner, Peter 1873 1954 Father
Penner, Wilhelm P. 01 Feb 1901 23 Mar 1973  
Peters, Helena 21 Jun 1894 24 Apr 1973  
Peters, Jacob B. Jul 1929 Mar 1990  
Peters, John B. 30 Apr 1936 27 Feb 2004  
Peters, Katerina (Banman) 04 Nov 1898 10 Jan 1986  
Peters, Peter 03 Mar 1925 11 Aug 1979  
Pratt, Merrill 06 Jul 1940 10 Feb 1994  
Reimer, John A. 20 Mar 1920 28 Nov 1979  
Reimer, Leona   12 Nov 2006 John Reimer Ashes
Rempel, George J. 1878 1976  
Rempel, Jacob J. "Jim" 22 Aug 1941 17 Jul 2008  
Rempel, Mrs G.J. 06 Sep 1879 04 Oct 1931  
Rostek, Adolf 1878 1964  
Rostek, Emilie 1885 1975  
Rostek, Ernest William 08 Jun 1913 20 Mar 2006  
Rostek, Susanna 02 May 1909 13 Nov 1986  
Rostek, Walter F. 03 Sep 1905 28 Apr 1985  
Sawatsky, Frieda 1928 1938  
Sawatsky, Jacob J. Sep 1914 Mar 1996  
Sawatsky, Jacob J. 1882 1937  
Saycocie, Khamond   Jun 2007 Ashes
Schulz, Dietrich 21 May 1926 12 Nov 1946  
Seal, John Kye Jan 1921 18 Jun 1999  
Sologa, Adam 1858 1940  
Teichroeb, Helena 27 Dec 1878 03 May 1962  
Wall, Edna Lorraine (Hildebrandt) 22 Oct 1932 08 Mar 2005  
Walls, Baby no date no date Infant
Warkentin, Myrvin James 1951 1988  
Wedel, Jacob 26 Oct 1906 10 Jan 1987  
Wedel, John 12 Nov 1872 07 Apr 1943  
Wedel, Maria 07 Mar 1877 16 Sep 1954  
Wiebe, Anna 01 Nov 1938 16 Nov 1985  
Wiebe, Charles Don 04 Sep 1984 18 Sep 2002  
Wiebe, Jacob (Rev) 23 Apr 1936 25 Jun 1996  
Wiebe, Johann 02 Mar 1936 08 Dec 2002  
Wiebe, Kelvin James 20 Aug 1986 18 Oct 2001  
Wiebe, Quinton John no date 28 Jun 1987 Infant
Wieler, Peter 1857 1934  
Wiens, Jacob E. 1872 1939