Mary (Henkel) Neumann

Maria (Henkel) Neumann (1887 - 1967)

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Maria (Mary) "Marianne" Neumann formerly Henkel aka Metner
Born in Olgin, Rozyszcze Parish, Wolhynia, Polandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 23 Jul 1903 (to 16 Feb 1915) in Volhynia, Polandmap
Wife of — married 15 Apr 1917 in Coldwell, Manitoba, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Moosehorn, Manitoba, Canadamap
Profile last modified 27 Apr 2019 | Created 26 May 2014
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Mary (Henkel) Neumann migrated from Poland to Canada.
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FirstChild of Christoph(Krystof) Henkel and Justine (Katharine) Werner.

Maria, Mary as she was known by family married her first husband Joseph Metner prior on July 23, 1905 in Poland. Together they had 6 children. Joseph immigrated to Canada in 1909, travelling with some of Mary's family. Mary's cousin Bill Werner, Mary's Uncle John Henkel, and her Uncles through marriage, Steve & Alex Ruchotski. Joseph had made homestead near Ashern, Manitoba, Canada. Metner relations are still living on homestead to this day. Mary followed in the fall of 1909 leaving Hamburg, Germany travelling to Liverpool, England. with 3 small children. Rudolph 3 1/2, Karl 2, and Reinhold only an infant. She left liverpool in October of 1909 on a ship bound for Quebec, Canada, and arrived there in late October of the same year. Life was hard but a happy one until Joseph passed away 16 Feb 1915 at the age of 39. Leaving Mary to tend the farm and 5 children, on her own.

In 1916 after Joseph's death Mary was still living in Manitoba, Canada at the farm and she appears in the 1916 Canada Census of the Prairies[1], with her 5 children.

In 1917, after having known him only three days, and having been arranged by a friend of the family, Mary wed Daniel Neumann on 15 April 1917.

Daniel, Mary and 7 Children appear together ( although the last name is Improperly Transcribed and Rimer when if you look closely is should be Nieman ie. Neumann ) in the 1921 Canada Census [2]

They had 5 children.

Unfortunately I do not know much more about my Great-Grandmother, aside from the fact that she lived a very hard life. Her 2nd husband, was a known drinker, and from what is whispered through the family, an abusive man.


  • Birth Record, 1887 ( Church Record )[3] Marianne Henkel, Registers of communes of the Evangelical-Augsburg Confession from the western territories of the Governorate of the Russian Empire / eastern provinces of the Second Polish Republic
  • Staatsarchiv Hamburg. "Staatsarchiv Hamburg, Bestand: 373-7 I, VIII (Auswanderungsamt I). Mikrofilmrollen K 1701 - K 2008, S 17363 - S 17383, 13116 - 13183." Database. Operations, Inc. Ancestry. : 2008. Rec. Date: 9 Jan 2018
  •, "Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935," database Maria Matner; Line 16. Rec. Date: 9 Jan 2018. Cit. Date: 9 Jan 2018.
  • Canada Census, 1916,[4] Mary Mettner, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 56, line 44; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Canada Census, 1921,[5] Mary Rimer (Nieman), Manitoba, Canada; citing p.15, line 29; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Taming A Wilderness: A History of Ashern and District; Ashern Historical Society, Ashern, Manitoba,1976; Page 128
  • Marriage Record, Winnipeg Manitoba Vital Statistics, marriage certificate (short form), 022011 (1917), Neumann-Mettner; Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Winnipeg. Cit. Date: 24 Jan 2018.

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