Sacred Heritage: Odessa & District
Published by the Odessa History Book Club, Odessa, Saskatchewan,
Canada, printed by Friesen Printers, Altona, Manitoba, 1983, 591
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to provide
the book, A Sacred Heritage: Odessa & District. The history book
consists of stories of Odessa and the people located near Regina,
The Odessa area was settled by many Black Sea Germans from South
Russia with many families from the Catholic Kutschurgan, Beresan
and Liebental villages while others came from the Volga German and
The Family Histories section includes names such as: Adler, Badlinger,
Ball, Baumgartner, Bohn, Fesser, Folk, Gerein, Getz, Glas, Hauck,
Hoffart, Hoffman, Holzapel, Klein, Kopp, Moser, Reiss, Rink, Roth,
Schaeffer, Schaaf, Schneider, Weichel, Zacher, Zerr and Ziegler.
For some of these families, they first immigrated to the United
States including the Dakotas and then moved to southern Saskatchewan.
Joseph Hoffart's threshing crew
in 1922: (l-r): L. Hoffart, J. Manz, K. Most, Joe Hoffart, L.
Hoffart, J. Vogt, M. Hoffart, S. Hoffart, K. Konantz, Mr. Hingert,
Joe Irishman and Bill Moser.
Joe Zerr's threshing gang in 1926. They
just finished threshing so Mr. Zerr brought drinks out to his
crew. Frank Zerr on the horse, father Joe standing with beer
bottle and mother Zerr in the car.
A Sacred Heritage: Odessa & District
Book out of print and not available
to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested
by contacting Michael