from left, Christian, Ludwig and Gustav Werner
had an older half brother called Ludwig.
Other siblings include Christian
(1855-1879) and Charlotte
(1858-1940). Gustav was the youngest child in the family being born in 1865.
Werner and Regina
Polnau lived in Januszew, located approximately half way between Borki
and Wilkow, along the Vistula River and seven miles east of the Ilow parish.
is believed that Christian
Jr remained in the Januszew area, married Maria
Seidel and had children Lydia
(b.1904) and Edmund
(b.1906). In 1909, this family moved from their rented house to their newly
built farm home. This home was built by Christian Jr. with iron ore and mortar.
Around 1916, Waldemar was caught trying to evade the army draft. He was held
in Warsaw until 1921 when his release from prison was negotiated. Shortly
after Waldemar's release, Christian Jr. and family made their way to North
America, initially traveling to the Bruderheim area. The book “For His
Names Sake”, written by Noma
Werner provides insight into the Christian Jr. family.
life was closely intertwined with Gustav’s. It appears that they always
lived in close proximity to each other. In Volhynia, she married Wilhelm
Ruttar and had three children, Augusta,
before Wilhelm’s death. After immigrating to Canada at the same time
as her brother Gustav, she homesteaded in the Bruderheim area on NW24 54 21
W4. After her daughters married, Charlotte took up residence in a small house
on Gustav’s farmyard. She did marry in Canada but the marriage did not
little is known about the half siblings of Eva Eichelt. If you can provide
additional information for any of the siblings or half siblings of either
Gustav or Eva please email email@example.com
from left - Christian, Charlotte and Gustav Werner
Werner and Gustav Werner families and Charlotte