Egg Money: A Tribute to Saskatchewan Pioneer Women by Deana DriverEgg Money: A Tribute to Saskatchewan Pioneer Women by Deana Driver

Egg Money: A Tribute to Saskatchewan Pioneer Women

EditorDeana DriverArranged bySASKATOON GERMAN DAY

Mass Market Paperback | May 15, 2012

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In 2005, the Saskatoon German Days Committee began the process of creating a permanent monument honouring pioneer women who settled in Saskatchewan in the late 1800s or early 1900s. The bronze Egg Money statue was unveiled in Saskatoon's downtown River Landing in September 2009, recognizing the strength and resourcefulness of pioneer women from all ethnic backgrounds for their lives of courage, hardship and perseverance. The lives of 24 of these ordinary yet extraordinary Prairie pioneer women, recalled by their families, are celebrated in the Egg Money book..<_o3a_p>

The Egg Money book is a project of The Saskatoon German Days Committee. It shares the story of the Egg Money bronze sculpture in downtown Saskatoon which was commissioned by the Committee in 2005 to honour Saskatchewan pioneer women from all ethnic backgrounds. The personal stories of 24 of these ordinary yet extraordinary women were w...
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Title:Egg Money: A Tribute to Saskatchewan Pioneer WomenFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:176 pagesPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:DriverWorks InkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0987964305

ISBN - 13:9780987964304

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JULIA KUNKEL(1892-1968) Julia was born on December 2, 1892, in Lemberg (L’viv) Galicia, former Habsburg Empire. Her father, Phillip Müller, arrived in Canada in March 1897 to acquire a homestead near Ellisboro, Assiniboia, North-West Territories. He built a 24-foot by 16-foot soddie house and had it ready for his family’s arrival a few months later.Five-year-old Julia, her mother Karolina and her brother Jacob braved a two-week ocean voyage to make a new life and a new family in Canada. They disembarked from the vessel Armenia at the port of Montreal, Quebec on October 14, 1897. Their arrival in Canada was at a time when travel was difficult and settlement was taking place in Western Canada. North-West Territories roads were nonexistent and consisted of wheel ruts from Point A to Point B. They began farming on the homestead in 1898 with the oxen team plowing the soil to prepare the land for its first crop.Julia’s childhood consisted of attending school in the Rosewood district, which was a district away from their home, due to the shortage of teachers. Julia also helped work on the farm, which was hard work for a young immigrant wanting to become a Canadian.Julia’s siblings were Jacob (Jake), Karolina Emilie, Lydia Katherine, Fred, Frieda and Elsa. While growing up, there was much to do such as washing clothes by hand and milking cows morning and night. In spring, a big garden was planted and it required watering and weeding throughout the summer. The family picked strawberries, saskatoons and gooseberries to canning of cucumbers, carrots and beets was required to have vegetables through the winter. Potatoes were also harvested and readied for storage.Fall was very busy with the harvesting and bagging of grain. The grain was then loaded on the wagon or sleigh to make the 16-mile trip to the elevator located in Wolseley or Grenfell. This trip involved loading all the bags, travelling to the edge of the Qu’Appelle Valley and unloading half of the bags at the bottom of the hill. Half of the bags were then driven to the top on the other side of the hill and unloaded from the wagon or sleigh. Then the wagon came back down the hill to pick up the remaining bags at the bottom, turn around and travel back up to the top of the hill, where the previously unloaded bags were picked up and the trip was continued, on to the elevator with the full load.Education was limited and all work was done by hand. All the clothing was homemade using a treadle sewing machine. Home remedies included a mixture of onions boiled in honey for coughs, a tablespoon of Zeagles magnet oil as a cure for sore throats and Castor14 for whatever else ailed a person. A homemade recipe for tapeworm called for ingredients shipped from Germany to Regina. All these homemade remedies were shared with others in the community who needed help because doctors and hospitals were many miles away. With the great distances to travel to see a doctor, people commonly died from incidents such as a ruptured appendicitis.