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Neudorf  (or Alt Newdorf),
Village is Located at:
 Sec. (Section)- Twp (Township)- Rge (Range) 
SE 1/4, 14 - 20 - 8
- W2- West 2nd Meridian
in Assiniboia, NWT (in 1904)
Now Saskatchewan (after 1905)
Neudorf is in Rural Municipality #185- Mcleod
which became Incorporated- Jan 1, 1913
and School District #25, Wolseley

Latitude= 50° 43' 00" N 
Longitide- 103° 01' 00" W
Altitude= 1971 feet or 600 mtrs
Became a Village Apr 24, 1905
Neudorf is located 15 KM east
of Lemberg on Highway 22,
about the same west of Highway 47,
and just 10 minutes
 from the beautiful Qu'Appelle Valley.
Population 1991=373, 1996=331, 2004= 304

Neudorf was named
By My Great-Grandfather
Ludwig Sr. Wendel

June 7, 1842 in Brigidau, Galicia,
(see note*1 below)
part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire,
modern times, referred to as "Ukraine"
House #40
Jan 4, 1909 in Neudorf Saskatchewan
He is buried in the Neudorf Cemetery

The land where Neudorf sits,
was owned by Ludwig in 1891,
and He Donated part of his Homestead
to the Village,
with the condition the town be named
after his last home town
 Neudorf, Galicia,
He taught German and Music in Neudorf
when he first arrived.
He was also the First Postmaster in the Village.
He was also elected Councillor of the Village.
In 1901 He was the Enumerator
for the first Neudorf Census,
the last census of Neudorf Assiniboia, NWT
Many streets in Neudorf are named
after this Pioneer family:
-Ludwig Ave -Wendel Ave -Louis St  -May St


My Grandfather,
on my Mother's Paternal side,
Gustav August Gesell,
was one of the First Overseer's of the Village.
Guss Gesell was also the
Justice of the Peace in Neudorf in 1909.
In 1906 He was the Enumerator
 of the Neudorf Census,
the First Census in Neudorf,
 Saskatchewan, Canada.

Born-Oct 1, 1879 - Russia
Died-May 27, 1958 - Wolsley Saskatchewan
Buried in Estevan City Cemetery
Most of Guss and Mae Gesell's family,
including my Mother,
were born in or near Neudorf
Mae was Ludwig Wendel's Daughter.

*note- Ludwig's photo courtesy  of Miles Wendell
son of John Wendell, son of Pete Wendell

*note 1- In case there is any confusion where
Galicia is located refer to this web page
for more information than I need to know.
In my records I simply shortened it to Austria,
so as not to confuse it with the area in Spain
This web page is not controlled by myself
and the link and content may change

Neudorf "Notables"
as sent by Ron Schramm, July 29, 2015

The “Notables” produced or claimed by Neudorf.

 Henry Taube, the only SK born Nobel Prize Winner (Chemistry).

Three NHL hockey players
– Eddy Litzenberger. Brian Propp and Jaret Stoll.

Canada’s First TV Weatherman, Percy Saltzman,
Percy visited Ron's mother on his nostalgia tour following his retirement.


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Revised July 29, 2015

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