Fred Schmuland was born March 2 1897 in Wetaskiwin. He
attended Bears Hill school until grade 3, which ended his formal
education. On February 7 1923 he married Mary Buskas, daughter of
Christian Buskas and Anna Knutas (also half-sister of John
Buskas, his brother- in- law).
He farmed in various places, for example, when his daughter Alice
was born in 1928, he was in Lacombe. In 1931 they moved out to
Kamloops, B.C. as Fred had heard that the economic situation was
better there. Here two children, Allan and Doris, were born to him and his wife.
But the economic situation was really no better there so they
returned to the Wetaskiwin area in 1933, farming on Andrew
Schmulands old farm. In 1952 he moved up to the Peace River area
to homestead. When a fire wiped him out in 1956, he returned to
the Wetaskiwin area, where he spent the rest of his life.
A farming accident while mowing grass along the ditch left him
deaf in one ear. Another accident occurred when he was cleaning
paint brushes and his clothing caught fire. This forced him to
spend several months in the hospital undergoing skin grafts.
Mary died on June 23 1972 and Fred died April 10 1976.
| Fred Schmuland
||Born: March 2 1897
|| Wetaskiwin |
|Died: April 10 1976||
|Married: || February 7 1923||Wetaskiwin|
| Mary Buskas ||Born:July 30 1895||Schwedendorf|
|Died: June 23 1972||Wetaskiwin |
|Kenneth Stanley|| December 19 1923 ||Wetaskiwin|
|Robert William ||Born: August 9 1925|| Wetaskiwin|
|Died: January 5 1929|| Wetaskiwin|
|Alice Eileen|| October 9 1928|| Lacombe area|
|Doris Margaret|| July 30 1931|| Kamloops, B.C|
|Allan Edward|| October 1 1932|| Kamloops, B.C.|
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