Sweethearts in the Old County Finally Marry in Canada

This week Amy Johnson Crow has us write about a Valentine.

The article I found about my husband’s 2nd great grandfather fits the bill. Gottlieb Wiesner was born in Poland in 1858. It seems according to the news article from the Winnipeg newspaper that he was in the army before¬†immigrating to Canada with his wife and family.

The Wiesner family settled to life on their homestead near Steinbach, Manitoba and more children arrived.

In 1925 Gottlieb’s wife Paulina Schinkel passed away, and Gottlieb reunited with a girlfriend from his past.¬†Wiesner, Gottlieb m. 1926

Johanna and Gottlieb were married in 1926 when he was 66 years old. They spent two years as husband and wife when Gottlieb passed away. He is buried in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Steinbach.

Don’t you just love old newspapers and stories like these!

 

GottliebPaulina Wiesner.

This photo has been captioned as Gottlieb and Paulina but I have often wondered if it is actually a picture of Gottlieb with his second wife Johanna.