Heritage of Hope Leonhardt Legacy
The name “Leonhardt” is limited to one main family in Drumheller [Alberta, Canada]; however it is a very common name. ….. All of the Leonhardts seem to have from German colonies in Russia, and they all are Protestant. The families used the same names for several generations ….. The editor continues to describe how the research was compiled.
Some chapters describe the historical background and cultures of the family from the 1760s onwards: Catherine the Great, Empress and Autocrat of Russia issued her famous manifesto on July 22, 1763 in the hopes that foreigners would come into Russia as settlers and occupy the acres of empty lands there.
Most of the 100+ chapters are individual stories of members of the family, culminating in an overview of a reunion planned in 1983 in Drumheller. There are many original records and pictures interspersed throughout the book.
Editor: Betty Leonhardt; Pages: 304; Published: 1983
ISBN#: Not available Link to external review: Not available
HSGPV Book ID# 000528; Category: Families