Re: Benjamin Jacob Lemery 7/4/98 Other Bens?
The posting from Schmidt was from me I posted a death notice about George Lemery. I thought you might like this information on George Lemery written by my great Aunt Emily.She was a neice to (George Lemery born June 3, 1872.) Looking forward to seeing the information you find in the family bible.
P.S.The above George Lemery was my great grandfather's Nathan Lemery's brother.
George Lemery by Emily (Lemery) Heintz
George Lemery filed for homestead rights in 1903 for the SW 12-25-24-W2.He brought his wife, Martha, and three children, Ruth, Wilson and Esther with him.He lived right near the lake.
He had six horses and two cows.He made a lime kiln for plaster and mortar to build a sturdy house 14x24 which cost him $500.He built a stone stable 30x52 which stood till a few years ago.Everything had to be done from scratch.Material for the buildings had to be hauled from Lumsden.
George Lemery had a couple of years of college training which enabled him to do veterinary work.Through this work he was able to get a white faced cow.She sure did give good milk.
Once, when on a veterinary called George Lemery had been gone for two days to help a man who had sick horses.Glanders was a dreaded horse disease in those days, necessitating the destruction of the whole herd.The trips in the winter were very hard.When George got home he was starved because the man with the sick horses only had a few biscuits, so when he offered them to George, George said he wasn't hungry.
A little white steamer passed up and down the lake filling the need before the railroad came through.One day a group from Strassburg, on an outing came to take the streamer and it was somehow upset.Nobody was drowned but it was a problem for Mrs. George Lemery to supply the wet vacationers with dry clothes from the meagre wardrobes of those days while their clothes were dried.
Fred Shaderwald started out from Lumsden in a two wheeled cart pulled by one horse.The horse stumbled and Fred was thrown and ended up with a fractured hip.The horse came home but it was three days before they found Fred.A doctor from Lumsden set the hip.Fred lay nine months helpless.Homesteaders had to be a hardy lot.
George and Martha had three more children; Frances, George and Fred.His three older children Ruth, Esther and Wilson attended high school in Strasbourg and did very well.Esther won the Sask.Governor General's Medal for scholastic ability in 1918.George Sr. moved to Portland, Oregon with his family so they could attend schools there.Wilson became a doctor and so did George Jr. Esther and Francis became school teachers and Fred became a lawyer.Ruth married shortly after they moved to Oregon.