Just outside of Kandahar, Saskatchewan...
...over one hundred and fifty people of mostly Icelandic heritage are buried in this country cemetery.
Photographed on January 21, 2021.
"1891 - Dressler Centennial - 1991"This marker commemorates 100 years since Christian Dressler and his family arrived in Canada."In 1884 Christian Dressler (1859-1932) married Elizabeth Kendall (1863-1948) in Landestren - a dorf in Galicia, Austria. Christian and Elizabeth's ancestors had moved to Galicia from their ancient homeland in southwest Germany."In 1891 Christian, Elizabeth and their three children emigrated from Landestren to Langenburg District, Assiniboia, Northwest Territories, Canada. They crossed the Atlantic aboard S.S. Sardinia arriving in Quebec City on April 27. On May 10 Christian applied for entry to the Dressler homestead on NE 26-23-32 W1st."This marker was erected in 2002 by Christian Dressler's descendants."
The grounds are well kept and the headstones are still upright thanks to the boys who gave me directions. A huge "thank you" to them for keeping our history alive and well.
"This site was originally the northwest corner of the 1906 Rusconi family homestead. Brothers Carlo and Francesco Rusconi of Valmadrera and their brides of 1913, sisters Sofia and Carolina Farinati of Lecco, all came to Canada from the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy.
"In the 1920's Carlo and his family immigrated to California and the family donated this site for use as a church and cemetery. This church was completed by the Naples community in 1932.
"The Rusconi Descendants - September 2009"