Oberschulze Jakob Peters 1813-1884: Manitoba Pioneer Leader
Jakob Peters lived through two pioneering experiences. The Chortitza settlement in Russia had reached the mature age of 50 years when the young couple Jakob and Elisabeth Peters left their home village of Kronsweide to make a new home in the Bergthal Settlement. Thirty-seven years later Jakob Peters was part of the last contingent of emigrant to leave Bergthal for Manitoba, Canada. He served his people for over 20 years as Oberschulze (chief civic leader).
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