A photo of the family of the family and friends of Johannes Bauer and his wife (Alfred Sauer's grandparents) (relatives who married Bauers?) from 1924 or 1925. My great-grandfather's brother Christian Gutsche is also on this photo. I knew some Bauers in Calgary who had lived at Hanna, Torrington or Trochu for a while and they were related to the people on this photo.
The photo is from 1924/25 and was taken just before the immigration of Mr. & Mrs. Johannes Lehmann and family to Torrington, Alberta, Canada.
Elsa Manske nee Sauer, Frieda Bauer (daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Johannes Bauer), Gottlieb Bauer who died in 1945, Berta Bauer, Anna Bauer (Berta and Anna Bauer were sisters and daughters of Daniel Bauer?), Artur Bauer, the son of Johannes Bauer, the next men to the right are unknown.
? Gutsche ? Gutsche (sons of Christian Gutsche from Alt-Elft, who lived two houses down from the Sauer family), Eva Sauer nee Bauer, Friedrich Sauer born in Mannsburg on May 7, 1877 (father of Alfred Sauer of Barrhead, Alberta, Canada)
Barrhead), Christian Gutsche (son of Christian Gutsche Sr.- Christian Gutsche Jr. moved to another village further north or northwest in Bessarabia about 1935-36), Christian Gutsche’s wife, the wife of Albert Bauer, the wife of Rudolf Bauer who came from Plotzk. Frieda ? has a child next to her.
Christian Gutsche (born September 11, 1853 in Alt Elft and married to Maria Kittler of Alt Arzis on February 17, 1878; he was an older brother of Johannes Gutsche, the great-grandfather (of Horst W. Gutsche of Barrhead, Alberta, Canada), then comes the son-in-law of Johann Bauer, his wife who is the daughter of Johannes Bauer and two of their children, one standing and one sitting on mother’s lap, Mrs. Johannes Bauer, Mr. Johannes Bauer (he was the brother of Alfred Sauer’s grandfather) and Therese Bauer nee Mueller from Alt Elft married to Martin Bauer, son of Johannes Bauer in the middle. Then comes Johannes Lehmann, who immigrated to Torrington, Alberta, from Alt-Elft (a Phillip Bauer was the brother of the Bauer who immigrated to Torrington, Alberta); above is his wife, the daughter of Johannes Bauer, Rudolf Bauer (son of Johannes Bauer in the middle of the photo) and his wife right above, who came from Plotzk.
Children sitting: Artur Sauer, born December 13, 1918 in Alt Elft and died April 1954 in Canada. He is buried in the cemetery of St. Michael Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mystery Lake, Alberta. He came to Canada in 1951. Then come the two boys in dark clothing. One is Albert Gutsche and the other is Johannes Gutsche. Then comes Alfred Sauer (of Barrhead, Alberta, Canada) and Helmut Sauer a son of Martin Bauer.