Person:Frederick Summach (1)

Frederick Summach
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. 07 JAN 1913
  1. Summach1913 - 1913
  2. Mansfield Ivan Summach1915 - 1915
  3. Emerson Hilton Summach1916 - 1964
  4. Muriel Beulah Summach1917 - 1992
  5. Delbert Justin Summach1919 - 1983
  6. Malcolm Irwin Summach1920 - 1998
  7. Olive Summach1922 - 2013
  8. Kenneth Frederick Summach1924 - 2015
  9. Manley Gordon Summach1926 - 2006
  10. Estelle Leona Esther Summach1927 - 2001
  11. Frederick Stanley Summach1929 - 2008
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4] Frederick Summach
Alt Name[5] Fred Summach
Alt Name[6] Fred Zummach
Alt Name[7] Fredrick Zumach
Alt Name[8] Frederick Sumach
Gender Male
Birth[7][9][2][10][11][8][12] 07 JAN 1890 Rosenthal, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
Census[5] 05 JUN 1911 Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada
Marriage 07 JAN 1913 Palmer Rapids, Renfrew, Ontario, Canadato Esther Martha Mary Krieger
Census[12] 06 JUN 1916 Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada
Other 27 MAY 1921 Avondale, Saskatchewan, CanadaFred and Esther were among the first members of Avondale Baptist Church. He was the first clerk for the church, which was organized in the home of W. J. Wellwood.
with Esther Martha Mary Krieger
Other? Bef 1925 Fred and his brother August drove a steam engine from Regina to the Avondale district between Asquith and Delisle. They came across country securing wood from local bluffs to fire the engine. It must have taken days to complete this trip of over 135 miles as the crow flies.
Other 13 JAN 1928 They celebrated their 15th anniversary at their home according to newspaper clipping, "Mr. and Mrs. Fred Summach Surpris'd by Host of Friends"
with Esther Martha Mary Krieger
Other 1943 They moved from the farm to Asquith, to the house across from the Asquith Baptist Church.
with Esther Martha Mary Krieger
Death[13][9][2][10][14][15] 19 JAN 1972 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada611 Dufferin Ave
Burial[10][14] 24 JAN 1972 Asquith Cemetery, Asquith, Saskatchewan, Canada


Biographical Details

Grandpa Fred was born in Renfrew County, Ontario. His father passed away when he was about a year old. At the age of 17 in 1907, Fred went out west to the Eagle Creek area west of Saskatoon. Late in the year he returned to Ontario to convince his mother, Mary and brother, August to return with him. In 1908 they returned to settle in the Avondale district about 9 miles south of Asquith, Saskatchewan. They settled on land they acquired from their brother-in-law, Cecil Seed, who farmed in the Tregarva district north of Regina.

Initially, Fred rented his out land and worked as a blacksmith and custom thresher. He suffered from asthma and often had to sleep in a chair in order to breathe at night.

Obituary published in Saskatoon

SUMMACH - The Passing of Mr. Fred Summach Sr. age 82 years of 611 Dufferin Ave., Saskatoon, occurred at his residence on Jan. 19th, 1972. The funeral service will be held Monday, January 24th at 1:30 p.m. from University Drive Alliance Church conducted by Pastor W. Boldt. The family gratefully decline floral tributes. Memorial gifts may be made to the Missionary Aviation Fellowship. Park Funeral Chapel will be in charge. Surviving are: four daughters: Mrs. George (Muriel) Seymour of Asquith, Mrs. Harvey (Olive) Summach of Saskatoon, Mrs. Graeme (Estelle) Moffat of Moose Jaw, Mrs. <living> Forsyth of Saskatoon; five sons: Delbert, <living> and Manley of Saskatoon, Malcolm and Fred of Asquith; one brother, August of Saskatoon and Asquith, also 40 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mr. Summach was predeceased by his wife Esther in June of 1945, by two infant sons and a son, Emerson in February of 1964. Mr. Summach was a charter member of the Avondale-Asquith Baptist Church while he farmed at Asquith. After retiring to Saskatoon he was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church serving on the Board of Elders for many years. Interment will be made in the family plot in the Asquith Cemetery.

Obituary published in Ontario

Fred Summach Sr.S15 of Saskatoon died Jan 19 at his home in Saskatoon.

He was born at Rosenthal near Palmer Rapids. In 1908, he and his mother and a brother went to Asquith, Sask, to farm, then returned a few years later and was married in 1913 to the late Esther Krieger, daughter of Mr and Mrs Fred Krieger of Palmer Rapids. He returned to Asquith with his bride and farmed there until his retirement in 1952. Three years later he moved to Saskatoon.

His body rested at Park Funeral Chapel until Monday Jan 24. The funeral service was held in University Drive Alliance conducted by Pastor W Boldt. Soloist was Mr Joe Repetski singing "Oh to be like thee".

Pallbearers were: Honarary - Walter Rice, William Pilgrim, Roy Warren, Jake Kowalenko, Isaac Peters, Bert Johnson, Bill Junop, Ivan Smith.

Acting Pallbearers - George Seymour, Harvey Summach, Ted Forsyth, Ted Summach, Charlie Boland and Elmer Krieger.

His brother, August later wrote an article about their trip West.

1908 Postcard to his future wife

See photo of McDougal Building postcard below. David McDougall built the McDougall Block in Calgary in 1906. Grandpa Summach saved a postcard of the building. He mailed it on Saturday, April 18, 1908 to Miss Esther Krieger of Palmer Rapids: "Watch out on Sunday. Coming down to talk to the old folks." Was he going "down East" to ask for her hand in marriage? If so, they waited another 5 years before they were married.

The Farm House

The farm house on Fred's farm was built in 1916 according to Manley Summach. It may have been built as early as 1908 according to other family sources. The original basement was dug using a horse drawn Frisco shovel, and the concrete was poured between the bare earth and internal forms. It had running water and electricity. In 2002, Fred and Laurene Summach were still living in this house, although it had changed considerably through the years. In 2011, it was decided that the house could not be repaired after water damage from the high water table of 2010 and it was subsequently demolished.

I believe that Fred's Home quarter is NE-17-35-9-3 in township 342, but this is subject to verification.

Image Gallery
  1. Laureen (Bateman) Summach, Summach/Kreiger Family, July 1998, Secondary quality.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Family Group Sheet, in Our Family Tree (Krieger, Summach), Page 2 & 2a, abt 1987, Secondary quality.

    Frederick Summach; Born Jan 7, 1890; Place Rosenthal, Ont; Died Jan 19, 1972; Burial Saskatoon, Sask.; Married Esther Krieger, Jan 07, 1913; Place Palmer Rapids

  3. Family History, in Asquith and District Historical Society (Saskatchewan). The Asquith Record. (Asquith, Saskatchewan: Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 315, Secondary quality.

    Fred Summach, Sr.

  4. Births, in Fred Summach's Bible, Primary quality.

    Parents Born
    Frederick Summach Jan 7th 1890
    Esther Martha Mary Sept. 16, 1890

    See the above source page for images of the pages.

  5. 5.0 5.1 Fred Summach household, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. 1911 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada), Page 22, Jun 5, 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

  6. Marriage Registration Transcriptions, in Ontario, Canada. The Ontario Vital Statistics Project, 1905, Secondary quality.

    Renfrew County 1905

    017080-05 (Renfrew Co.), William ZUMMACH, 25, Lyndock Twp, Raglan, farmer, s/o August ZUMMACH & Mary NOAK, to Bertha BENSON, 21, Eganville, Raglan, d/o August BENSON & SEIDLETZ (not married), witn: Fred ZUMMACH & Nellie BENSON, both of Raglan, 4 October 1905 at Rosenthal

  7. 7.0 7.1 Mary Zumach household, in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada. 1901 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 1901), L-2 Page 6, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.

    ON RENFREW (South/Sud) (#111) Subdistrict: Raglan & Radcliffe L-2 Page 6

    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

  8. 8.0 8.1 Mary Sumach household, in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada. 1891 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada), Page 38, Family 150, 6 Apr 1891, Primary quality.

    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)

  9. 9.0 9.1 Estelle Moffat - Birthday Book, Secondary quality.

    Jan 7 - Fred Summach Sr. 1890 death Jan 19/72

  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Tombstone photo - Summach, Fred Sr., Secondary quality.

    In Loving Memory
    1890 - 1972
    God Will Redeem My Soul
    From The Power Of The Grave
    For He Shall Receive Me
    Psalms 49:15

  11. Fred Zumach (sic), in Ontario, Canada. Ontario Canada Births 1869-1913. (Toronto, Ontario: Archives of Ontario), Roll Number: MS929_101, 1890, Primary quality.

    no midwife registered

    Name: Fred Zumach
    Date of Birth: 7 Jan 1890
    Gender: Male
    Birth: Renfrew
    Father's name: August Zumach
    Mother's name: Mary Noack
    Roll Number: MS929_101

  12. 12.0 12.1 Fredrich Summack household, in Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada. 1916 Census of Canada, Prairie Provinces. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada), 24 Jun 1906, Primary quality.

    Name:Fredrich Summack
    Marital Status:Married
    Est. Birth Year:1890
    Home in 1916:05, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    Address:35, 9, 3, Logintok
    Relation to head-of-household:Self
    Household Members:
    Fredrich Summack26
    Ester Summack24
    Emmerson H Summack0
    Henry Kuehl20
    Mary Yourt20

  13. Estelle (Summach) Moffat - Miscellaneous Papers.

    Loose list page: wedding dates, etc.:
    Dad passed away Jan 19/72

  14. 14.0 14.1 Obituary of Fred Summach, in StarPhoenix. (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada), 22 Jan 1972, Secondary quality.
  15. Obituary of Fred Summach, in Mercury-Advance. (Renfrew, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada), 9 Feb 1972, Secondary quality.