Thomsen, Henry

Henry came from Germany to Edmonton in March 1928, and from there on to Mannville, Alberta.  He stayed there for one year during which he married Emma Bauer.  They then moved to Medicine Hat where he did farm work.

In 1931, they moved to the Peace River country.  Henry and Emma had four children – John, Edward, Lydia, and Emily.

Henry worked for different farmers in the district for a few years.  In 1952-3 he bought the quarter located SE 17-70-8-W6.  His second marriage was to Ivy Sloat of Westmark, Alberta, in 1942.  They had nine children – Marion, Theodore, Evelyn, Louise, Betty, Geraldine, John, Shirley, and Donna.

Source:  Community Book – Along the Wapiti; For King and Country poster in Wembley