Gottfried Francois Elsasser

M, #14700, b. 1864, d. 1919
Father*George Frederick Elsasser b. 1828, d. 1909
Mother*Mary "Eva" Elizabeth Weisner b. 1841, d. 1921
ChartsBoone (maternal side) - Mary Ellena "Helen" Elsasser
Note*  Where do they fit in?
Obituaries from the Leader Weekly News
Elsasser, Fredrick Aug 1910 - Jan 1971
Elsasser, George - Russia - age 75, died 19 Apr 1976, sp. Christina Schneider surv.
Elsasser, Gotfried May 1899 - Dec 1971 brother of Fredrick. 
Birth*1864 Gottfried Francois Elsasser was born in 1864 at Russia; age 46 on 1910 passenger list. 
Marriage* He married Mary Elizabeth Mohninger
Immigration*2 October 1909 Gottfried Francois Elsasser immigrated on 2 October 1909 Passport says he is allowed to leave Russia. 
Immigration4 February 1910 He immigrated on 4 February 1910 Passport says he arrived back in Russia. He had gone back to bring over his wife and the rest of his children. 
Immigration*27 June 1910 He and Mary Elizabeth Mohninger immigrated on 27 June 1910 to Steamship Dominion With four of their children already in Canada, they decided to come as well with the other eight children.The ship left Liverpool England and arrived at Quebec City in Canada. (They later moved to Leader (Happyland) about 1915, and later settled near David and Fred in Portland.) 
Land* Gottfried Francois Elsasser was land He both a parcel of land about one mile east of where Estuary is. This was about eight miles north of the original farm, and it seemed that moving the hogs to the new farm was going to be quite a problem. However, his wife came up with a solution with the idea of tying the hog trough to the back of the wagon and putting in a small amount of grain from time to time. The hogs happily followed the wagon and family to the new farm. at banks of the south Saskatchewan River.1 
Naturalization*29 June 1912 He was naturalized on 29 June 1912 at Happyland, Saskatchewan, Canada; The Dominion Lands Office of Maple Creek is the stamp that is on his Certificate of Naturalisation naming him as Fred Francis Elsesser. 
Event-Misc*1916 He had the following event: in 1916 "Gottfired francois Elsasser, in early 1916, is pleased that the railway has finally come to Estuary [which she previously describes]. He had arrived in Saskatchewan in 1909 and a year later, returned to russia to bring the remaining family members across to the homestead. His daughter Maria Elizabeth... will manage the business."
     A year later, however, a fire would destroy the rooming house and although the elsassers would rebuild at the corner of Amazon St and Railway Avenue, the queens Hotel (in 1920) and in turn, the Palace Hotel (in Jan 1923) would both be lost to fires. Those fires, the removal of the railway, the great depression of the 1920s, and the cruel, unpredictable climate of the dry belt would seal the fate of estuary."2 
Death*1919 He died in 1919. 
Burial* He was buried at Congregational Cemetery, Leader (SW of), Ontario, Canada. 


Mary Elizabeth Mohninger b. 1865, d. 1946
Marriage* He married Mary Elizabeth Mohninger
Last Edited29 Jan 2004


  1. [S180] Chart & narrative by L. Jean (Elsasser) Nicoll of Nanaimo BC Canada, 1998, Contribution by E. Wilson, Ponoka, Alberta, Canada in Jan 1980.
  2. [S180] Chart & narrative by L. Jean (Elsasser) Nicoll of Nanaimo BC Canada, 1998.