Person:August Summach (1)

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m. 21 NOV 1877
  1. Johann Zummach1877 - 1877
  2. William Summach1880 - 1959
  3. Annie Zummach1882 - 1966
  4. Mary Summach1884 - 1964
  5. Whilhelminna Zummach1885 - 1964
  6. Lydia Summach1887 - 1938
  7. August Summach1888 - 1973
  8. Frederick Summach1890 - 1972
m. 30 JAN 1912
  1. Harvey Wesley Summach1912 - 1997
  2. Elden William Summach1914 - 1936
  3. Wilfred August Summach1915 - 1992
  4. Jean Mary Summach1917 - 2002
  5. Maureen Ristau Summach1919 - 1971
  6. Gordon Ray Summach1923 - 1992
  7. Percy Alexandra Summach1926 - 2013
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4][5] August Summach
Alt Name[1][6] August Zumach
Alt Name[7] August Zummach
Alt Name August Sumach
Alt Name[8] August Summack
Gender Male
Birth[6][9][10][5][8][11] 18 JUL 1888 Radcliffe & Raglan Twps., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
Marriage 30 JAN 1912 Killaloe, Hagarty, Renfrew, Ontario, Canadaaccording to the Delisle history, "August went back east in January 1912 and got married..." John Kuhl, probably August's cousin, the son of Minnie Gienow, and May Ristau (possibly Mary) Ristau were witnesses on their marriage registration. Interestingly, August's signature shows that he wrote his surname with an S, overwritten by a Z, or vice versa.
to Wilhelmina Albertina Ristau
Census[8] 06 JUN 1916 Loganton, Saskatchewan, CanadaDistrict 29 Saskatoon, Sub District 5
Other ABT 31 JAN 1927 15th Anniversary celebration
with Wilhelmina Albertina Ristau
Other[14][15][19] 01 JUL 1931 Avondale, Saskatchewan, CanadaRosenthal School Pals Reunion
Occupation[16] 1950 Avondale, Saskatchewan, CanadaFarmer, living in Saskatoon
Other[18] 1965 His memories of travelling west were published in a special edition newspaper for the 60th Anniversary of the creation of Saskatchewan.
Death[12][11][13] 21 NOV 1973 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Burial[12][11][13] 24 NOV 1973 Avondale Woodlawn Cemetery, Avondale, Saskatchewan, Canada

"Uncle" August was a great story teller. I remember being in grade 4 or 5 when he came to the Asquith School one day to perform magic tricks and tell stories to our class. Despite only having a grade 2 or 3 education, you can find a number of articles that he submitted to the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix over the years. They can be found in the Google News archive. In addition, he authored an article for the Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee in 1965, that was published in a special edition paper.


Trip from Ontario Took Eleven Days by A. Summach From Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee 1965 Edition -- Asquith History

It took my brother, Fred, and me 11 days and nights to come from Killaloe, Ontario to Asquith by freight. Our horses got very tired standing. We had our bunk on the lumber at the other end of the car, and I well remember one night when we were sidetracked, one of the horses fell in its sleep and I awoke suddenly and jumped up so quickly that I nearly knocked myself (out) by hitting my head on the top of the box car. We had barrels in the car for watering the stock and, when we would come to water along the track, the freight would stop and let us fill our barrels.

We stopped at Saskatoon and were told that we wouldn't get out to Asquith for a week, so I paid an extra $48 to have a locomotive run us out to Asquith, as that was as far as the line had been built by 1907. Gus Picketts was the first man that we met when we landed at Asquith, as he was looking for business for his livery barn.

In the spring of 1906, I came to Regina to work. I had filed on a homestead at Bethune but, when I went to see it, I found that it was very stoney (sic.) I had had all the stone-picking that I wanted in Ontario so I decided to cancel it.

I worked north of Regina and, in the fall, went back to Ontario.

Brother Fred came out in 1907 to see the country, as the old saying was, "Go west, young man." In the fall, he returned to Ontario and, between the two of us, we convinced our mother to sell the farm down there. She loaned us the money to move out here and start farming in the spring of 1908.

We brought out two carloads of settlers' effects which contained five cows, four horses, and enough lumber for a small house.

We batched during the winter for four years, and our dear mother cooked for us during the summer. The main diet for the first winter was cornmeal.

After making one payment on a binder in the fall of 1908, we had the sum of 10 cents in cash left. The cows were the means of supplying us with groceries, as I used to churn and sell butter to Sandy Currie for 15 cents a pound.

Then I got married and moved west one mile to Jack Beels' homestead, which I purchased. We lived there for four years, then moved back a mile east where we purchased a half section from Kenneth and Justin Cummings. We lived there for 10 years and then moved to the present home farm in 1926.

From then on I began to expand, buying more land. The first land was purchased at $20 an acre -- CPR land -- and from there I went as high as $60 an acre -- the top price I had paid.

Could This Happen Again

We hear a lot of complaints today about hard times when wheat is selling at $1.68 net to the farmer, but I remember the year of 1912 when the harvest was late and the wheat froze.

William Rousell told me that he shipped a carload of wheat to Winnipeg. After threshing it out of the snow, they had to pry it out of the car at Fort William. It didn't pay for the freight.

The railroad company sent him a bill for the balance of the freight. He answered and told them that he had no money, but that he would send then a carload of wheat.

We talk about the hungry thirties -- I shipped five carloads of No.1 hard wheat from Juniata and it netted me 19 cents a bushel.

William Pilgrim loaded a carload at Asquith that year. Harvey, my son, was buying track wheat for James Richardson and Sons, and Mr. Pilgrim received 13 cents a bushel of an advance. It graded "smutty". He paid 8 a bushel of threshing and paid Harvey 3 cents a bushel to haul it and put it in the car, when this grade came down to 13 cents a bushel they sold him out. That left Mr. Pilgrim 2 cents net after paying for threshing and hauling.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 August Summack household, in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada. 1891 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada), Page 37 & 38, Family 150, 06 Apr 1891 , Primary quality.

    Sub-district n

    Sumach Mrs. Mary F 34 Widow Germany
    Sumach William M 11 S Ontario
    Sumach Annie F 10 D Ontario
    Sumach Mary F 8 D Ontario
    Page 38, Sub-district n- , Raglan & Radcliff, Family 150
    Sumach Minnie, F(emale), Age - 6, D(aughter), Birthplace - Ontario, Father's Birthplace - Germany, Mother's Birthplace - Germany, Religion - F(ree) W(ill) Bapt(ist);
    Sumach Lydia, F(emale), Age - 4, D(aughter), Birthplace - Ontario, Father's Birthplace - Germany, Mother's Birthplace - Germany, Religion - F(ree) W(ill) Bapt(ist)
    Sumach August, M(ale), Age - 2, S(on), Birthplace - Ontario, Father's Birthplace - Germany, Mother's Birthplace - Germany, Religion - F(ree) W(ill) Bapt(ist)
    Sumach Frederick, (ale), Age - 1, S(on), Birthplace - Ontario, Father's Birthplace - Germany, Mother's Birthplace - Germany, Religion - F(ree) W(ill) Bapt(ist)

  2. Rosetta (Gutz) Krieger. Our Family Tree (Krieger, Summach). (about 1987), page 19, Secondary quality.
  3. Family History, in Asquith and District Historical Society (Saskatchewan). The Asquith Record. (Asquith, Saskatchewan: Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 318ff, Secondary quality.

    August and Minnie Summach by Harvey and Wilf - pages 318 and 319

  4. Fred Summach household, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. 1911 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada), 05 Jun 1911, Primary quality.

    Saskatchewan / 216 Saskatoon / 14 Townships 34 / page 22

    11 237 Summach Fred 35-09-3 M Head S Jan 1889 21 Ontario German Canadian Baptist Farmer
    12 237 Summach August M Brother S Jul 1879 22 Ontario German Canadian Baptist Farmer
    13 237 Summach Mary F Mother W Sep 1857 53 Germany 1863 German Canadian Baptist

  5. 5.0 5.1 Canada. Census and Statistics Office. 1906 Census of Canada, Prairie Provinces, Page: 4, 24 Jun 1906, Primary quality.

    Saskatchewan; Townships 19 in Ranges 17, 18, 19, 20 Part of Township 20 in Range 17 South of Indian Reserve, and Townships 20 in Ranges 19 and 20, All West of The 2nd M; 28B;

    Name: A Denjen
    [A Summach]
    [A Denzin]
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Single
    Age: 17
    Birthplace: Ontario
    Family Number: 21
    Relation to Head of House: Hired Man
    Province: Saskatchewan
    Sub-District Description: Townships 19 in Ranges 17, 18, 19, 20 Part of Township 20 in Range 17 South of Indian Reserve, and Townships 20 in Ranges 19 and 20, All West of The 2nd M
    Sub-District: 28B
    Page: 4

  6. 6.0 6.1 Mary Zumach household, in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada. 1901 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 1901), Page 6, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.

    ON RENFREW (South/Sud) (#111) Subdistrict: Raglan & Radcliffe L-2

    7 38 Zumach Mary F Head W Feb 22 1858 43 Germany 1863 German German Baptist
    8 38 Zumach William M Son S Jan 16 1880 21 Ont r German Canadian Baptist F(armer's) son
    9 38 Zumach Anna F Daughter S May 4 1882 18 Ont r German Canadian Baptist
    10 38 Zumach Marie F Daughter S Aug 3 1884 16 Ont r German Canadian Baptist
    11 38 Zumach Wilhelmiene F Daughter S Jun 14 1885 15 Ont r German Canadian Baptist
    12 38 Zumach Liedia F Daughter S Mar 4 1887 14 Ont r German Canadian Baptist
    13 38 Zumach August M Son S Jul 18 1888 15 Ont r German Canadian Baptist
    14 38 Zumach Fredrick M Son S Jan 7 1890 11 Ont r German Canadian Baptist

  7. Marriage Registration, in Ontario, Canada. Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1928. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Archives of Ontario), 30 Jan 1912, Primary quality.

    Name: August Zummach
    Age: 25
    Father Name: August Zummach
    Mother Name: Mary Nack
    Estimated birth year: abt 1887
    Spouse Name: Minnie Rustan [I read Ristau]
    Spouse's Age: 23
    Spouse Father Name: William Rustan [I read Ristau]
    Spouse Mother Name : Mary Zummach
    Marriage Date: 30 Jan 1912
    Marriage Place: Renfrew
    Marriage : Renfrew
    Source: Indexed by: Ancestry.com

  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 August Summack household, in Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada. 1916 Census of Canada, Prairie Provinces. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada), 1 Jun 1916 , Primary quality.

    05, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Address:35, 9, 3, Loganton

    Name:August Summack
    Gender:Male
    Marital Status:Married
    Age:27
    Est. Birth Year:1889
    Birthplace:Ontario
    Home in 1916:05, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    Address:35, 9, 3, Loganton
    racial_or_tribal_origin:German
    Relation to head-of-household:Self
    Household Members:
    NameAge
    August Summack27
    Minnie Summack27
    Harvey Summack3
    Elden Summack2
    Wilfred Summack0
    Mary Henderson29
    William Ristau20

  9. Family History, in Delisle Women's Institute (Saskatchewan). Through the years : Delisle, Donavon, Gledhow and O'Malley, Laura, Swanson. (s.n., 1972?), Page 145, Secondary quality.

    The Summach Family

  10. August Zumach, in Ontario, Canada. Ontario Canada Births 1869-1913. (Toronto, Ontario: Archives of Ontario), 1889, Primary quality.

    no midwife registered

    Name: August Zumach
    Date of Birth: 18 Jul 1888
    Gender: Male
    Birth : Renfrew
    Father's name: August Zumach
    Mother's name: Mary Noack [I read Noach]
    Roll Number: MS929_95

  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Obituary of August Summach, in StarPhoenix. (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada), 32, 22 Nov 1973, Secondary quality.

    SUMMACH - The passing of Mr. August Summach, age 85 years, of 261 25th St. West, Saskatoon, Sask., occurred in local hospital on November 21st, 1973. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24th, 1973 at 2:00 p.m. from Asquith Baptist Church conducted by Rev. H. Cassells. The family gratefully decline floral tributes, memorial donations may be made to the Asquith Baptist Church Memorial Fund or the Gideon Society. Surviving on: three daughters, Mrs. Harvey Sage (Jean) of Saskatoon, <names of living individuals removed> of Calgary, Alberta, <names of living individuals removed> of Delisle; four sons, Harvey of Saskatoon, Wilfred, Ray and <names of living individuals removed>, all of Asquith, Sask.; also 25 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Mr. Summach was predeceased by his wife Minnie, in 1959, and by a son, Elden, in 1936, and a daughter, Maureen, in 1971; also by two brothers and four sisters. Born in Rosenthal, Ontario in 1888, Mr. Summach came west in 1907 to farm at Asquith where he and the late Mrs. Summach resided until moving to Saskatoon in 1950. Mr. Summach was a member of the Asquith Baptist Church and a popular resident of the Avondale community, and friends and acquaintances will not forget his humorous nature and his wide interest in farming in which he excelled. Interment will be made in the Avondale Cemetery in the family plot. Park Funeral Chapel will be in charge of arrangements.

    SUMMACH - The funeral service of Mr. August Summach, who died on on November 21, 1973. was held from Asquith Baptist Church on Saturday, November 24, 1973 at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. H. Cassells. Pallbearers were: Wesley Summach, Gordon Summach, Vernon Summach, Gary Young, Larry Summach, Trevor Smith. Interment was made in the Avondale Cemetery. Park Funeral Chapel was in charge of funeral arrangements.

  12. 12.0 12.1 Cemetery Transcription, in Woodlawn Cemetary, Avondale, Saskatchewan, Secondary quality.

    Nov 24, 1973 August Summach

  13. 13.0 13.1 Funeral , in StarPhoenix. (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada), page 53, column 3 , 26 Nov 1973, Secondary quality.

    SUMMACH - The funeral service of Mr. August Summach, who died on on November 21, 1973. was held from Asquith Baptist Church on Saturday, November 24, 1973 at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. H. Cassells. Pallbearers were: Wesley Summach, Gordon Summach, Vernon Summach, Gary Young, Larry Summach, Trevor Smith. Interment was made in the Avondale Cemetery. Park Funeral Chapel was in charge of funeral arrangements.

  14. Rosenthal School Pals Panoramic Photograph, 1 July 1931, Secondary quality.

    Dominion Day 1931 Gathering of Friends from Rosenthal School, Renfrew, Ontario
    families identified by Uncle Harvey Summach and reviewed with Uncle Kenneth Summach

    August and Minnie hosted a Dominion Day gathering of people from the Rosenthal district of Renfrew County on July 1, 1931 on their family farm. A photographer from Saskatoon's Gibson Studio took a panoramic photo of the families including:
    - Ernest and Nettie Webber nee Hein, brother of Annie Pilgrim nee Webber.
    - William and Annie Pilgrim nee Webber, sister of Ernest Webber.
    - Sam and Lillian Junop nee Russell. He was a brother of August Junop.
    - Jim and Mary Smith nee Yourt, cousin of Esther Summach nee Krieger
    - Tom and Laura Wellwood nee McAndrew
    - August and Carrie Junop nee Brown. August was an older brother of Sam Junop.
    - Unidentified family
    - Uncle Willy and Aunt Mary Summach nee Tank, older brother of August and Fred Summach
    - Tom and Emma Johnson nee Ristau, sister of Minnie (Mrs. August Summach) and Tillie (Mrs. Reuben Briscoe)
    - Fred and Esther Summach nee Krieger, cousin of Mary Smith nee Yourt and Fred was the brother of Willy and August Summach.
    - Otto and Clara Berger
    - Ray Geisek
    - Reuben and Tillie Briscoe nee Ristau, sister of Minnie (Mrs. August Summach) and Emma (Mrs. Tom Johnson)
    - August and Minnie Summach nee Ristau, sister of Tillie (Mrs. Reuben Briscoe) and Emma (Mrs. Tom Johnson.) August was the brother of Willy and Fred Summach.

    Note that the Summach brother's were also cousin's of the Ristau sister's through their Aunt Mary Zummach who was the mother of the girls.

  15. Article, in StarPhoenix. (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada), Page 17, column 1 , 10 July 1931, Secondary quality.

    Rosenthal's Former Pupils Hold Reunion at Summach Home, Near Asquith

    RECALL ONTARIO SCHOOL FRIENDS
    Rosenthal's Former Pupils Hold Reunion at Summach Home, Near Asquith

    ASQUITH - A very interesting and unusual event was arranged on Wenesday July 1 on the grounds of the home of Mr. A Summach, eight and one half miles south of Asquithin the Avondale district. The affair was unusual in that it was a "school pals reunion." Twenty-one families, 125 people gathered together in the afternoon, practically everyone having attended school in Rosenthal, Ont., some 25 or 30 years ago. A few of the neighbors other than the "school pals" were present also to make the afternoon a success.

    It was formally opened by all singing O Canada. An address which was delivered by A. Summach, renewed memories of the past.

    Mrs. W. Riston (sic,) Sr., was the oldest parent in the gathering, the majority of the parents of those in the reunion having passed on in the pioneer days in the Killaoe, Ont., district. Lunch was served and photographs taken.

    Jack Berger and Mr. and Mrs. Summach had spent untiring efforts in organizing the event and making it a success. Willard and Ruby Berger, of Hanley, contributed two appropriate numbers: "The Little Red Schoolhouse, " and "Memories."

  16. Henderson's Saskatoon Directory. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Henderson Directories Limited), 1950, Secondary quality.

    Summach, August (Minnie) farmer

  17.   Henderson's Saskatoon Directory. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Henderson Directories Limited), 1950, Secondary quality.
  18. Trip from Ontario Took Eleven Days, in Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee 1965 Edition -- Asquith History, 1965, Secondary quality.
  19. August and Minnie hosted a Dominion Day gathering of people from the Rosenthal district of Renfrew County on July 1, 1931 on their family farm. A photographer from Saskatoon's Gibson Studio took a panoramic photo of the families including:
    - Ernest and Nettie Webber nee Hein, brother of Annie Pilgrim nee Webber.
    - William and Annie Pilgrim nee Webber, sister of Ernest Webber.
    - Sam and Lillian Junop nee Russell. He was a brother of August Junop.
    - Jim and Mary Smith nee Yourt, cousin of Esther Summach nee Krieger
    - Tom and Laura Wellwood nee McAndrew
    - August and Carrie Junop nee Brown. August was an older brother of Sam Junop.
    - Unidentified family
    - Uncle Willy and Aunt Mary Summach nee Tank, older brother of August and Fred Summach
    - Tom and Emma Johnson nee Ristau, sister of Minnie (Mrs. August Summach) and Tillie (Mrs. Reuben Briscoe)
    - Fred and Esther Summach nee Krieger, cousin of Mary Smith nee Yourt and Fred was the brother of Willy and August Summach.
    - Otto and Clara Berger
    - Ray Geisek
    - Reuben and Tillie Briscoe nee Ristau, sister of Minnie (Mrs. August Summach) and Emma (Mrs. Tom Johnson)
    - August and Minnie Summach nee Ristau, sister of Tillie (Mrs. Reuben Briscoe) and Emma (Mrs. Tom Johnson.) August was the brother of Willy and Fred Summach.

    Note that the Summach brother's were also cousin's of the Ristau sister's through their Aunt Mary Zummach who was the mother of the girls.
  20.   Sumach August, M(ale), Age - 2, S(on), Birthplace - Ontario, Father's Birthplace - Germany, Mother's Birthplace - Germany, Religion - F(ree) W(ill) Bapt(ist);