In reply to:
Taren Thauberger 9/21/04
Sorry I missed this message for over a year because it wasn't posted in the thread that had started and so I didn't get an automated reply notice.
I have you in my database, though I had your first name spelt as Teran. Happily that can be corrected thanks to your post.
Your grandfather James Gerald Thauberger (1939-2002) was of solid Russian German Catholic background except on his mother's mother's side (Crumley and Bach).
Otherwise the names are all familiar to me via my own research, and it looks like we are related at least three different ways, though none of them via the surname Thauberger, but via wives of Thauberger men.
Your grandpa's mother, Emilie E. Ehmann (b. 1917, Holdfast, SK) was a relative of my great grandmother, Katharina "Katherine" Ehmann, Mrs John A. Fahlman (originally Johann Fahlmann), of Holdfast, SK. By that blood tie we are both descendants of the original settler couple to come to Canada and establish themselves in Saskatchewan, Joseph Ehmann (1823-1903) and his second wife, Mariane Reiländer (sometimes anglicised as Maria Anna Rheinlander)(1836-1904).
In addition to this, your grandpa JGT dad, Peter Gottlieb Thauberger (1917-1979), was the son of Joseph Thauberger (b. circa 1873, Russia; d. 1929, Holdfast, SK) and his wife Sabine Fahlmann. In addition to this, Joseph Thauberger's mother was also a Fahlmann (!) as his dad, another Joseph Thauberger had married Katharina Fahlmann.
My dad's mum was Mary Fahlman (originally Maria Fahlmann)(1884-1946), Mrs John F. Zurowski, of Southey, SK. All the Saskatchewan Fahlman/Fahlmann family appear to descend from the same Fahlmann ancestor who settled in Russia in the same cluster of villages on the Dniepr river, in what was called in German, die Schwedengebiet, or Swedish district, because freed Swedish serfs from a Baltic Island had been settled there in the 1780s, and the Germans brought in from 1803 onward to help bring up their numbers lowered by famine, dysentary, the climate, etc.
This area had four original village colonies: Alt-Schwedendorf (Gammalsvenskby in Swedish) was the Swedish village; Klosterdorf (Kostirka in Russian), the Roman Catholic village; Mühlhausendorf, a Lutheran village; and Schlangendorf (Zme'evka in Russian), another Lutheran village. The Ehmann, Fahlmann, and Thauberger families were all original settlers in these villages and they intermarried extensively. The Ehmanns, who were originally Lutherans from the Black Forest area of Germany, became Catholic in our line due to intermarriage and conversion. The Fahlmanns and Thaubergers appear to have been Roman Catholic at the time of their arrival in Russia at about the same time as the Ehmanns, i.e. 1803-1805, when the Germans were brought in to replenish the declining numbers of settlers in the district. The Swedish district was a little isolated from the other German colonies in the Black Sea area of South Russia. That's why the families kept intermarrying, and why we are cousins three different ways!
Hope this is of interest.
your kinsman thrice-over,