Ladwig, Rinehart August

Regimental Number: 3213154
Rank: Private
Branch: 1st Depot Battalion, Alberta Regiment

Rinehart was born in Mazeppa, Minnesota on February 19, 1895. In July of 1913 he came to the South Peace and filed on a homestead at 26-71-4-W6. Rinehart was drafted into the Canadian army in the summer of 1918. He married Mabel Helen Knight in 1928. Mabel died in 1950, leaving Rinehart with three children. Rinehart married Sylvira Kimble on November 12, 1951. They continued to live on the farm until June of 1965, when they moved to Grande Prairie. Rinehart died on February 3, 1969 and was buried in the Glen Leslie Cemetery.

Sources: Centennial Celebration Edson Trail p. 114; Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 434; Pioneers of the Peace p. 285; photograph courtesy of Wanda Zenner