Lemberg Churches

Lemberg, Saskatchewan, Canada

My Great-Grandfather Michael Gesell (Gessell?) was a strong Baptist. My Grandfather Gus Gesell was raised a Baptist,
but after marrying my Grandmother Mae Wendel, the whole family became Lutheran.

Lemberg (Newdorf?) Baptist Church
The Baptists had a Church south of Lemberg, with a cemetery nearby.
This Cemetery still exists, but now is in the middle of a farmers field. NE 1/4 SEC 35- TSP 19- RGE 9 W2
Gottlieb Gesell, brother to Michael, moved to Lemberg from the US, in 1890 and homesteaded nearby
Gottlieb would have attended the Lemberg Baptist Church, located in the early 1900’s on the Sam Scheirer farm, just south of Lemberg, where many Baptist people had settled.
The Church Cemetery, (Where Gottlieb and his wife are buried), is still on this site. Lorne Sheirer, owned the farm in 1990.
Some years later, the congregation decided to move the church into the town of Lemberg, and it was situated on what is now the corner of Franz and Chickney streets.
It eventually became the Apostolic Church.
When the depression hit, many families, Gottlieb’s included, were forced to leave Saskatchewan, and settle in the interior of BC.
Most of these in the Vancouver area, joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church at 6858 Fraser St. It is interesting to note, that Gottlieb’s son August is possibly buried in a cemetery on Fraser St
There is an article and picture in the Lemberg History book.
Any info or pictures please pass them along.

Note- I found reference to this Church in a Baptist Church History Book, which refers to it as the Newdorf Church (German)
established 1893 with 23 Members in 1901
Rev E. E. Petschke
F. Saver Clerk
See Copy of this entry below

Rev. R. E. Reschke Family, Christmas card ca 1928
Baptist Minister in Lemberg courtesy Rick Townsend, Dec 13, 2015

Rev. Rudolph Edward Reschke
b- Sept 5, 1895 Lesoftochisna (spelling?), Russia
d- June 25, 1956 at Multonmah, Oregon
Immigrated in 1913 to the US, both parents born in Russia Married in 1921

Spouse- Martha L. Reschke nee Mix,
b- Aug 25, 1900, Leduc, AB,
d- Apr 19, 1990, Portland Oregon, age 89

Daughter of Herman Mix,
b- Jan 7, 1857 in Germany, and Wilhelmina Mix, nee ?, b- Feb 2, 1879 in Russia
Her family immigrated in 1899 to Canada

They had 3 children:

Son- Elmer “Budd” R. Reschke (possibly in picture above)
b- July 11, 1922 in Lemberg, SK., Canada
d- Apr 8, 2014

Son- Roland L. Reschke

Daughter- Verona R. Reschke, (shown in picture above)

Rudolph's Bio:

WWI US draft 1917/18 he was shown as a theological student, parents home address Rochester NY, he was living and working in Cathay ND

1928 they went back to the US from Canada

1930 in Salt Creek, Polk County, Oregon In 1936 Rev. Reschke was in Spokane WA.

1942 he was living in Bethlehem, PA, USA., Baptist Church there.

They lived in Portland since 1943, when Martha died.

Lemberg Catholic Church

Catholic Church and Cemetery near Lemberg
per inscription on back, in my Aunt Rose Gesell's old Photo album.
ca- abt 1930, but definitely before 1936, when she passed away
Any info on this church please pass it along

Lemberg Grace United Church

Located on McDonald St.
306-335-2221; Box 294, Lemberg, SK, S0A 2B0
Rev. Brian R. Mee
Any info or pictures, History, please pass it on

Trinity Lutheran Church (Evangelical)

127 Martin St \ 306-335-2917; Box 63 Lemberg S0A 2B0
Phone: 335-2391 (Pastor's Home number)
Pastor: David Hanes
Any info or pictures, History, please pass it on


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