Sylvan Lake and Medicine Valley

Family Name Given Male Name Given Female Name Maiden Name Arrived with Family Arrival Year Moved to
Kingsep Hendrik Emilie Saar Yes 1899 USA 1902
Kingsep Kristjan Tiina Yes 1899
Kask Jaan Minnie Piht Yes 1900
Piht Peeter 1900
Piht Mihkel 1900
Herman Peeter 1901
Kask Anton 1901
Kask Alex 1901
Oru Juhan Lisa Rahu Yes 1901 Stettler 1904
Rahu Mihkel Lisa Kupos Yes 1901 Stettler 1904
Neithal Juhan Minnie Rahu Yes 1901 Stettler 1904
Kask Johan 1901
Vaartnou Mihkel Yes 1901 Stettler 1904
Herman Johan 1902
Wall Madis 1902
Posti August Millie Pallo Yes 1902
Kinna Hendrik 1902
Karuse 1902 Red Deer 1902
Tipman Magnus Sophia Rahu Yes 1902 Stettler 1904
Parjel Otto 1902
Kinna Juhan Marie Yes 1903
Kinna Jaak Widower 1903
Kinna Samuel 1903
Tipman Juhan Lena Oro Yes 1903 Stettler 1904
Raabis Jaan Rosalie Yes 1903
Perler Peter Elizabeth Yes 1903
Koot Paul Aliide Yes 1903
Koot Peter Marie Yes 1903
Langer Karl Anna Teener Yes 1903
Lestman Les 1903
Moos Fred Lilli 1903
Muru Karl Mari 1904
Muru Jaan Kati 1904
Langer Paul Lydia Perler Yes 1904
Raabis Karl Olga Yes 1904
Tipman Joosep Lena Maar/Meer Yes 1904 Stettler 1904
Wall Gustav 1904
Reinglaas Yes 1904 Stettler 1904
Kudras Mihkel 1904
Parjel Otto 1904
Kingsep Otto 1905
Kinna Tiina 1905
Muru Juhan Yes 1905
Sestrap Mart Emma 1905
Sestrap Mihkel Fanny 1905
Sestrap Gustav Jenny 1905
Sestrap Juuli 1905
Teener Jaan Eva Kinna Yes 1905
Wernik Juhan Yes 1905 Okanagan, B.C. 1916
Palu Hendrik 1905
Anton Karl 1905
Anton Juhan 1905
Matteus Adam Anna Yes 1905
Pihuoja August Hilda Yes 1905
Ahman Jaan
Saag Daniel 1907
Pallo Hendrik Salme Kingsep Yes 1908
Maesepp Jaan 1908
Toomingas Jaan Emma Kinna 1908
Molkov Lily Cassimer Moos Yes 1908
Mottus Juhan Lena Yes 1910
Mottus Gustav Linda Kingsep 1910
Muru Henri Anna 1912
Pihuoja Juhan Vanda Schlak 1912
Pihuoja Karl 1912
Vares Jaan Yes 1912
Huul Karl 1912
Huul August Yes 1914
Mottus Oskar 1-Juuli Yes 1914
2-Anni Yes 1914
Mottus Kati Jaan Muru 1914
Hermanson Juri Maria 1914
Saag Jaan 1915
Kingsep Lembit 1916
Potivar Jaan 1923
Viin Salme 1925
Wernick Henry 1925
Suits Elma Ludvig Mottus 1926
Osul Karl 1926
Meltsas Paul 1926
Liivam August Alma Sestrap 1926
Soerd Leo Erna Langer 1926
Rosenthal Henry 1926 Peace River 1927
Pukk Voldemar 1928
Kalev Nikolai Hilja Raabis 1929
Matiisen Alfred Amanda Moro 1929
Soerd Voldemar 1929
Veiman August 1929
Neuman Hugo Ella Kinna 1930
Lapp Herman Emma Kingsep 1931
Rosenbaum Gustav 1932
Renne Konstantin Julie Yes 1936
Matiisen Arnold Salme Koni 1937
Timm Enno Hilja 1937 Red Deer
Elvey Carl Martha Tihkane
Raie Milda Peter Moro 1938
Luts Hilda Ed Moro 1941

Explanation of List

  1. Family names are used and initials if given names not known.
  2. List is arranged by year of arrival at first known location in Alberta.
  3. Note that early arrivals came to Sylvan Lake area, but most moved on to Medicine Valley or Stettler.
  4. Single women with known dates of arrival are listed in the Family Name column. Where applicable, names of their husbands are shown in the same row. The arrival dates of the husbands is not known.
  5. List of names is based on material published in the following but is not exhaustive:
    • Peoples of Alberta by Howard & Tamara Palmer
    • Eestlased Kanadas (Estonians in Canada) A. Kurlents, Toronto 1975
    • Juri's Children - Barbara Gullickson, 1989
    • History of Medicine Valley Estonian Society by Voldemar Matiisen
    • Homesteads and Happiness Eckville and District Historical Society 1979.
    • AjaKaja
    • Family Histories

Compiled by Juri Kraav with assistance by Barbara Gullickson, Marion Collin, Irene Kerbes, Lillian Munz, Eda McClung, Dave Kiil.

The following list contains names of Estonian pioneers arriving in Alberta between 1899 and 1941 with the vast majority arriving before World War I.

It is a representative but not exhaustive record. Many changed the spelling of their names and some changed their names altogether. Many adopted different first names or English derivatives.

Disrepancies in spellings and arrival dates exist in the available source material. The list will be expanded as new source material becomes available.

Additional information can be found in Communities - Rural Communities - Sylvan Lake and Medicine Valley

Alberta's Estonian Heritage