Probst, Eugene Albert

Regimental Number: 258737
Rank: Sapper
Branch: 8th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops

Eugene was born in Bienne, Switzerland February 21, 1892. In 1910 he came to Canada, and settled in the South Peace in 1913. Eugene filed on SE 6-71-9-W6 and NW 25-70-10-W6. He was living in Halcourt when he enlisted in August of 1916. Some time after the war, Eugene began corresponding with Edith Ella Lachat in Switzerland, at the recommendation of Mrs. Schaffter, one of his neighbors in Beaverlodge. When Edith came to visit Mrs. Schaffter, she and Eugene became acquainted. Eugene proposed and they were married on July 3, 1930. The Probsts had four children. Eugene died in 1987.

Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 561; Edson to Grande Prairie Trail p. 190