Arrival on the East Reserve  (p. 166)


The first Kleinegemeinde group arrived at the confluence of the Rat and the Red Rivers on July 31, 1874. The first group from Bergthal Arrived at the landing site August 15, 1874.

J. Y. Shantz from Kitchener, Ontario, had built four sheds, about seven metres by thirty metres in size, at the northwest corner of section seventeen (Township 7, Range 4 East). The immigrants stayed in these sheds until they had decided where they wanted to locate their villages.