Iceland to Saskatchewan


The southern aspect of the province of Saskatchewan showing the Icelandic Settlements Historic Railway Maps Click on map for larger size.  South Eastern Saskatchewan<BR>  Thingvalla   - Lögberg (1886)    Vatnsdalur  ,  Vesturbyggd    Western Settlement   or the Concordia District  Water Valley   the District around Vallar - Hólar (now known as Tantallon) (1887)



Above Map depicts the southern aspect of the province of Saskatchewan showing the Icelandic School Districts South Eastern Saskatchewan Thingvalla - Lögberg (1886) Vatnsdalur , Vesturbyggd "Western Settlement" or the Concordia District "Water Valley" the District around Vallar - Hólar (now known as Tantallon) (1887)




Introduction:
.....From their homes in Iceland, via ferry to Scotland, then by way of steamer across the vast Pacific Ocean reaching the prairies by rail, such was the path taken by the Western Icelanders who established themselves in New Iceland along the shores of the great Manitoba lakes in 1875. Six years later, the settlement expanded into the North West Territories establishing Thingvalla and Logberg. This area expanded to the south, creating Vesturbyggd or or the "Western Settlement" also called the Concordia district (near Churchbridge). Around 1887, Vatnsdalur the "Water Valley" District around Vallar and Hólar (now known as Tantallon) received Icelandic migrants. Five years later Icelanders also made homes around the Quill Lakes, Fishing Lake and Foam Lake which became known as Vatnabyyður or Vatnabyggd "Lakes Settlement." During this early settlement era, these ethnic bloc settlements were part of the District of Assiniboia, North West Territories. It wasn't until 1905 that the province of Saskatchewan was incorporated in Canada.

To read more... Main article; Iceland to Saskatchewan and Bibliography

The southern aspect of the province of Saskatchewan showing the Icelandic Settlements
Historic Railway Maps

South Eastern Saskatchewan
Thingvalla - Lögberg (1886)
Vatnsdalur, Vesturbyggd "Western Settlement" or the Concordia District
"Water Valley" the District around Vallar - Hólar (now known as Tantallon) (1887)
East Central Saskatchewan
Vatnabyyður or Vatnabyggd "Lakes Settlement" (1891)
South Eastern Icelandic Colonies South Eastern Saskatchewan Thingvalla - Lögberg (1886) Vatnsdalur, Vesturbyggd 'Western Settlement' or the Concordia District, 'Water Valley' the District around Vallar - Hólar (now known as Tantallon) (1887)
Settlement
School Districts South Eastern Icelandic Colonies South Eastern Saskatchewan Thingvalla - Lögberg (1886) Vatnsdalur, Vesturbyggd 'Western Settlement' or the Concordia District, 'Water Valley' the District around Vallar - Hólar (now known as Tantallon) (1887)
School Districts
East Central Saskatchewan Vatnabyyður or Vatnabyggd 'Lakes Settlement
Settlement
East Central Saskatchewan Vatnabyyður or Vatnabyggd 'Lakes Settlement School Districts
School Districts




South Eastern Saskatchewan
Thingvalla - Lögberg (1886)
Vatnsdalur, Vesturbyggd "Western Settlement" or the Concordia District
"Water Valley" the District around Vallar - Hólar (now known as Tantallon) (1887)
PlacenameDatesLegal Land LocationLatitude - Longitude Rail line Highway
Bredenbury 1890- Section 35- Township 22- Range 1-West of the 2nd Meridian 50° 56' 29'' N, 102° 2' 39'' W CPR (Minnedosa - Saskatoon - Edmonton Section) SK Hwy 16; Yellowhead Hwy.
Calder 1911- Sections 15,16- Township 25- Range 31-West of the first or prime Meridian 51° 9' 27'' N, 101° 44' 58'' WCNR (Neepawa - Rossburn - Wroxton - Yorkton Line)North of SK Hwy 381 E and W of SK Hwy 8 S
Calder- Rural Municipality 241          
Churchbridge 1889- Section 17- Township 22- Range 32-West of the first or prime Meridian 50° 53' 41'' N, 101° 53' 36'' WCPR (Minnedosa - Saskatoon - Edmonton Section)Intersection of SK Hwy 16 and 80
Churchbridge - Thingvalla Cemetery 1887- North East Section 22- Township 22- Range 32-West of the 1st or Prime Meridian      
Churchbridge - Concordia Cemetery1903- North East Section 9- Township 23- Range 32-West of the 1st or Prime Meridian      
Churchbridge- Rural Municipality 211          
Gerald 1909 Section 25- Township 19- Range 32-West of the first Meridian 50° 39' 55'' N, 101° 47' 38'' WCNR: Grand Trunk Pacific Main LineNorth of SK Hwy 22 E and W of SK Hwy 8 S
Gerald - VALLAR Cemetery1910 South West Section 28- Township 19-Range 32-West of the 1st Meridian      
Holar Cemetery 1910- SE Section 30 Township 30 Range 13 West of the 1 Meridian      
HOLAR SCHOOL DISTRICT 317 (old and new)1894-1918 east of Tantallon    
Langenburg 1882-Section 27- Township 21- Range 31-West of the first Meridian 50° 50' 39'' N, 101° 42' 4'' WCPR CPR (Minnedosa - Saskatoon - Edmonton Section) SK Hwy 16; Yellowhead Hwy
Langenburg- Rural Municipality 181          
Logberg 1892- Section 18, Township 24, Range 31, West of the Prime or First Meridian - 1892-08-01
Section 32, Township 24, Range 31, West of the Prime or First Meridian
     
Logberg Cemetery 1890- SE quarter of section 24- township 24- range 32 West of the 1st meridian 51° 05' 09" N 101° 49' 15" W    
LOGBERG School District # 206 location 1 1892-1908 NE Section 4 Township 23 Range 32 West of the 1 Meridian      
LOGBERG School District # 206 location 2 1908-1960 SW Section 16 Township 22 Range 32 West of the 1 Meridian      
MINERVA School District # 390 1895-1959 NW Section 21 Township 24 Range 31 West of the 1 Meridian      
PENNOCK School District # 1437 location 1 1906-1908 SE NE Section 31 Township 23 Range 32 West of the 1 Meridian      
PENNOCK School District # 1437 location 2
PENOCK other spellings
1908-1960 W Section 32 Township 23 Range 32 West of the 3 1 Meridian      
ROTHBURY School District # 204 1914-1965 NE Section 16 Township 24 Range 32 West of the Meridian      
ROTHBURY School District # 204 location 1 1891-1914SW SW Section 27 Township 24 Range 32 West of the Meridian      
Spy Hill 1888- Section 2- Township 19- Range 31-West of the first Meridian 50° 36' 12'' N, 101° 41' 10'' WCNR: Grand Trunk Pacific Main LineSK Hwy 8
Spy Hill- Rural Municipality 152          
Tantallon   Section 16- Township 18- Range 32-West of the First or Prime Meridian 50° 32' 8'' N, 101° 50' 27'' W CPR SK Hwy 601 and Qu'Appelle River interSection
TANTALLON School District # 949   NW Section 16 Township 18 Range 32 West of the 1 Meridian      
Tantallon - Holar Cemetery1887-1914South West Section 13 Township 18 Range 32 West of the First or Prime Meridian      
Thingvalla Cemetery 1889-1912 NE Section 22 Township 22 Range 32 West of the 1 Meridian 50.915133°N 101.840717°W    
THINGVALLA School District # 108 location 1 1889-1912 SW Section 24 Township 22 Range 32 West of the 1 Meridian      
THINGVALLA School District # 108 location 2 1912-1947 NW Section 19 Township 22 Range 31 West of the 1 Meridian      
THINGVALLA School District # 108 location 31947-1963 NE Section 24 Township Range West of the 1 Meridian      
VALLAR School District # 1020 1904- NW 21 Section Township 19 Range 32 West of the 1 Meridian      
Yarbo       CNR: Grand Trunk Pacific Main Line  


East Central Saskatchewan
Vatnabyyður or Vatnabyggd "Lakes Settlement" (1891)
PlacenameDatesLegal Land LocationLatitude - Longitude Rail line Highway
ADAMSON School District # 1885
later name FOAM LAKE
1907-1915 north west corner of the southwest section 32 township 30 range 11 west of the second meridian.      
Bankend - Holar Cemetery1909- South East Section 30- Township 30- Range 13-West of the 2nd Meridian       .
Beaver - Rural Municipality 276 1911-1953        
BERTDALE School District # 504   north east quarter of section 36 township 31 range 12 west of the second meridian
later southwest corner of the southwest quarter of section 5, township 32 range 11 west of the second meridian
     
Bertdale Icelandic Cemetery          
Big Quill - Rural Municipality 308 1909        
Big Quill Lake (Lake)   51° 55' N, 104° 22' W      
Bildfell Cemetery          
Candahar 1910-1913 Section 21 Township 32 Range 17 West of the 2nd Meridian.   CPR  
Dafoe 1911 South west Section 20 townsship 32 range 18 West of the 2nd Meridian.   CPR  
Elfros 1909- South west Section 13 township 32 range 14 West of the 2nd Meridian. 51° 44' 36'' N, 103° 51' 39'' W CPR Intersection of SK Hwy 16 and 35
Elfros - Rural Municipality 307 1909-        
Emerald - Rural Municipality 2771910-        
Fairland 1906-1909 North west Section 18 township 31 range 12 West of the 2nd Meridian       .
Fishing Lake ( Lake )   Township 33- ranges 11,12-West of the 2nd Meridian 51° 50' N, 103° 32' W CPR SK Hwy 16; Yellowhead Hwy
Foam Lake 1900- Section 28, Township 30, Range 11, West of the 2nd Meridian - 1900-10-01
SW Section 32, Township 30, Range 11, West of the 2nd Meridian
51° 38' 28'' N, 103° 32' 22'' W CPR SK Hwy 16 and 310 interSection
FOAM LAKE SCHOOL HOUSE SCHOOL DISTRICT # 504 (1885)
Later name BERTDALE
  South East Section 36 Township 31 Range 12 West of the 2 Meridian      
FOAM LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT # 504   South West Section 5 Township 32 Range 11 West of the 2 Meridian      
Foam Lake - Bertdale Icelandic Cemetery 1876- North west Section 19- Township 31- Range 11-West of the 2nd Meridian      
Foam Lake - Rural Municipality 306 1910-1953        
Foam Lake - Rural Municipality 276 1953-        
GARDAR SCHOOL District #15901906-1954 South east Section 4 Township 33 Range 14 West of the 2nd Meridian      
GRANDY SCHOOL DISTRICT # 1540 1906-1963north east Section 23 township 33 range 16 West of the 2nd Meridian      
HARVARD SCHOOL DISTRICT # 2026   Section Township 32 Range 15 West of the 2 Meridian      
Holar "Hills"1907-1919 North west Section 30 township 30 range 13 West of the 2nd Meridian
    SK Hwy 35
Kandahar 1910-1979 South west Section 21 Township 32 Range 17 West of the 2nd Meridian. 51° 45' 29'' N, 104° 21' 43'' W CPR  
Kandahar - Icelandic Lutheran Cemetery 1911- North west section 18- township 32- range 17-West of the 1st or prime meridian [sic]*      
KELVIN GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT 22211908-1957 North East of South East Section 21 Township 30 Range 12 West of the 2nd Meridian      
Kristnes 1905-1934 1939-1948 Section 16, Township 32, Range 12, West of the 2nd Meridian - 1905-03-01
Section 22, Township 32, Range 12, West of the 2nd Meridian
SW 1/4 Section 28, Township 32, Range 12, West of the 2nd Meridian
51° 46' N, 103° 40' W    
AKRA SCHOOL DISTRICT 1267
KRISTNESS [also KRISTNES] SCHOOL DISTRICT 1267
1894-1918NW of NW section 21 Township 32 Range 12 west of the 2nd meridian;      
Kristnes Cemetery          
Kuroki1905-Section 34- Township 33- Range 11-West of the 2nd Meridian 51° 52' 18'' N, 103° 29' 19'' W    
Leslie 1962- Section 36, Township 31, Range 13, West of the 2nd Meridian   CPR  
LESLIE SCHOOL DISTRICT # 445 1912-1962 SE Section 36 Township 31 Range 13 West of the 2 Meridian      
Leslie Station 1909-1962Section 36, Township 31, Range 13, West of the 2nd Meridian   CPR  
Leslie - GISLASON Private Cemetery   South East Section 24- Township 32- Range 13-West of the 2nd Meridian      
LITTLE QUILL SCHOOL DISTRICT # 1797   Section Township 33 Range 15 West of the 2 Meridian      
Little Quill Lake (Lake)     51° 55' N, 104° 5' W    
Mimer 1907-1910 Section 14 township 32 range 18 West of the 2nd Meridian.   CPR  
MOUNT HECLA SCHOOL DISTRICT # 1561 1906-1962 NE Section 23 Township 30 Range 13 West of the 2 Meridian
     
Mozart 1907- Section 25, Township 32, Range 15, West of the 2nd Meridian
Section 4, Township 33, Range 14, West of the 2nd Meridian - 1907-02-01
51° 46' 33'' N, 103° 59' 39'' WCPR SK Hwy 16; Yellowhead Hwy
MOUNTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICT # 1548 1906-1951 Section 25 Township 32 Range 17 West of the 2 Meridian      
NORDRA SCHOOL DISTRICT # 1947 1908-1962South east Section 15 Township 32 Range 16 West of the 2nd Meridian      
Norman Cemetery   NE section 18 township 31 range 11 W of the 2nd Meridian      
OSLAND School District # 4394 1921-1957 NE of SE Section 22 Township 32, Range 12, West of the 2 Meridian      
ROSE VALE SCHOOL DISTRICT # 4163 1919-1954 SE of SE Section 5 Township 32 Range 13 West of the 2 Meridian      
Sleipner 1905-1908 North east Section 30 township 32 range 15 West of the 2nd Meridian      
SLEIPNER SCHOOL DISTRICT # 2281   Section Township 33 Range 16 West of the 2 Meridian      
Wishart 1884- Section 30- Township 29- Range 14-West of the 2nd Meridian 51° 32' 50'' N, 103° 58' 39'' W   Intersection of SK Hwy 743 E and SK Hwy 639 S
WALHALLA (WALLHALLA) SCHOOL DISTRICT # 2062 1908/9 -
Dates unknown for
two locations
South west Section 21 Township [not given] Range 13 Range 3 West of the 2nd Meridian
South west Section 18 Township 31 Range 13 West of the 2nd Meridian
Three schoolhouse locations
     
WESTSIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT # 1244 1909-1911
1911-1956
SW of SW Section 29 township 31 range 12 west of the 2nd meridian
SE of SE Section 29 Township 31 Range 12 West of the 2 Meridian
     
Wynyard 1905-Section 27, Township 32, Range 16, West of the 2nd Meridian - 1912-12-14
Section 30, Township 32, Range 15, West of the 2nd Meridian - 1905-08-01
51° 46' 8'' N, 104° 10' 46'' W CPR SK Hwy 16; Yellowhead Hwy
Wynyard - Vatnasofnudar Icelandic Community Cemetery   South West Section 4- Township 33- Range 16-West of the 2nd Meridian      
Author Julia Adamson. A part of Saskatchewan Gen Web


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