The Hapsburg Dynasty 1278 - 1918 ruled this central European country of Austria On censeii and passenger lists residents may be classified as Austrian, though they may be Croatian, Czech, German, Italian, Ukraninan, Polish, Romanian, Slovene or Slovak.
From 1867-1918, there was an Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Likewise, immigrants classed as 'Austrian' may include Germans, Bohemians, Moravians, Slovaks, Ruthenians, Slovenes, Servians, Croats, Roumanians, and Magyars. In 1938, Northern Austria became a part of Germany. As there were many border differences, this was the reason why immigrants registered their country of origin as Austrian. There were German speaking immigrants from Poland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Germany.
In the early 1900s there were German speaking settlers around Mariahilf, Neudorf, Lemberg and Ednwold. These settlers from Bukovina were originally of the Habsburg dynasty. Kendal was also settled by emigrants from the Hapsburg Dynasty, but hailed from Galicia, Austria, Bukovina and Banat.
Some Saskatchewan place names of interest with Austrian settlers in the early 1900's are Ebenezeer, Langenburg, Edenwold, and Neudorf of the Yorkton Gen Web Region. In the Saskatoon Gen Web Region there were Austrian settlements near Vonda, Galicians near Rosthern, and Hungarians near the métis settlement of St. Laurent near Fish Creek. Also Lintlaw (Kamsack Gen Web Region) , the city of Regina (Regina Gen Web Region), and Moose Jaw (Moose Jaw Gen Web Region) are other Saskatchewan place names where there were some early Austrian settlements.
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